I watched the first season of the Star Wars show Andor and Luther Rael’s speech about sacrifice made me think of Deku’s character development in My Hero Academia. Check it out:


“Kindness. Kinship.”


“I’ve given up all chance at inner peace. I’ve made my mind a sunless space.”

“I share my dreams with ghosts.”

“I wake up every day to an equation I wrote 15 years ago from which there’s only one conclusion, I’m damned for what I do.”

“My anger, my ego, my unwillingness to yield, my eagerness to fight, they’ve set me on a path from which there is no escape.”

“I yearned to be a savior against injustice without contemplating the cost and by the time I looked down there was no longer any ground beneath my feet.”

“I’m condemned to use the tools of my enemy to defeat them.”

“I burn my decency for someone else’s future.”

“I burn my life to make a sunrise that I know I’ll never see.”

“And the ego that started this fight will never have a mirror or an audience or the light of gratitude.”

“So what do I sacrifice? Everything!”


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