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TOMURA SHIGARAKI’S FINAL TEST

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After receiving the original version of the All For One quirk, Tomura Shigaraki is in a state of conflict. He can hear his master’s voice trying to control him, but he has been able to maintain some measure of control. However, I don’t think Shigaraki will maintain control for long. This is probably due to the fact that All For One himself is still alive.

Just as Izuku Midoriya has a connection with the previous wielders of One For All, Shigaraki clearly has a similar connection with his master. While the One For All vestiges guide Izuku, All For One is clearly trying to control Shigaraki and take over his body. Because he is in a state of mental and spiritual conflict because of his bond with All For One, Shigaraki cannot exert the full potential of his new strength. I think in order to make All For One’s voice stop and assert complete control over the All For One quirk, Shigaraki will have to kill his master.

Killing All For One would be Shigaraki’s final test and the only way to truly consolidate his new position as the new king of the underworld. The world is not big enough for the both of them. In Star Wars, the Sith would betray and kill each other and this tradition was most prominent between masters and apprentices. A prime example would be Darth Bane’s Rule of Two, which dictates that there can only be two Sith at any given time, a master and an apprentice. When the master becomes weak, the apprentice overthrows the master in order to become the new Dark Lord of the Sith. My Hero Academia creator, Horikoshi, is a devout fan of Star Wars and has included several references to the Star Wars franchise in My Hero Academia.

All For One has clearly become weaker than he has ever been. Not only was he crippled by All Might, but he has been imprisoned. While being imprisoned, All For One is completely restrained and has guns on him at all times. He is blind and cannot even breathe on his own anymore. All this time, we thought All For One was grooming Shigaraki to be his eventual successor. However, it looks like All For One has been preparing Shigaraki to become a stronger and fitter body for his essence to inhabit. This is similar to what Darth Sidious tried to achieve in Rise of Skywalker.

My guess is that All For One is currently in the process of trying to transfer his essence into Shigaraki, but Shigaraki is maintaining some semblance of control for the moment. My Hero Academia fans have speculated on a prison break story arc in the near future. Due to this, I think Shigaraki will try to break into Tartarus Prison to not only kill his master, but also free every supervillain inside to increase his army further. Once All For One dies, his attempt to take over Shigaraki’s body will be severed and the all For One quirk will truly belong to Shigaraki.

I believe that the progression process of the Shigaraki’s surgery was to prepare him for All For One to take over. When the superheroes disrupted the process, they made All For One’s attempts to take over Shigaraki imperfect and incomplete. That is why Shigaraki is able to maintain some measure of control. The superheroes believe that they were trying to stop Shigaraki from powering up, but they may have unwittingly helped him. By disrupting Shigaraki when he was 75% complete, the superheroes may have interfered with All For One’s plans to take over Shigaraki. That has a sense of irony because the superheroes tried to stop Shigaraki but they inadvertently saved him. With his surgery incomplete, Shigaraki has a chance to fight All For One’s control long enough to sever it during the prison break. When that connection is destroyed, Shigaraki will become All For One’s successor for real. We shall wait and see.

MHA: RULE OF TWO

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Two there should be; no more, no less. One to embody power, the other to crave it.

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I always found the master and apprentice relationship between All For One and Tomura Shigaraki to be intriguing. As Tomura Shigaraki’s character arc progresses, it becomes clear that All For One’s teaching methods have been quite effective. When All For One first took Shigaraki under his wing, Shigaraki was a dirty and traumatized child who was struggling with the fact he killed his own family.  Rather than trying to deter Shigaraki’s destructive and bloodthirsty instincts and impulses, All For One nurtured these traits until they honed into a sharpened edge.

After fifteen years of training, All For One gives Shigaraki his first test, which was to orchestrate the attack on USJ. However, the mission was a failure and Shigaraki’s plan fell apart. While most villains are harsh and brutal towards their minions whenever they fail, All For One was not with Shigaraki. Shigaraki has already learned fear, hatred, and pain from his abusive upbringing. All For One did not need to subject Shigaraki to more. It would have made Shigaraki less willing to be his apprentice, which would have been counterproductive to All For One’s goals.

Instead of punishing his apprentice for his failures, All For One encourages Shigaraki to learn from his failures so that he would grow and develop as a supervillain. One example was how Shigaraki tried to figure out why the public paid more attention to Hero Killer: Stain instead of him. For most of his life, Shigaraki defined his purpose in life as destroying anything he did not like, but he found out that was not enough for him to be the feared villain he wanted to be. After using his mortal enemy, Izuku Midoriya, as a makeshift therapist, Shigaraki not only acquired his own ideology, but also took advantage of the misunderstanding that Stain was working for him so that he could recruit allies to his cause. This was something Shigaraki’s previous self was incapable of doing and is the first fruit All For One’s training produced.

During the Vanguard Action Squad’s attack in the forest, Shigaraki proved to be a more calm and tactical leader than he was before. He did not care if the attack succeeded or failed because the fact that it happened was enough to shake the public’s trust in the superhero society. This demonstrated extraordinary foresight that Shigaraki previously lacked. He even maintained a calm composure when Bakugo blasted him in the face and Shigaraki ordered his allies to stand down because he wanted Bakugo alive for his plans.

After All For One was defeated by All Might for the last time, Shigaraki was left to his own devices for the first time in fifteen years. When All For One threw Shigaraki into a portal so he could escape, he was trying to tell his apprentice that he taught Shigaraki everything he needed to know to survive. With his mentor imprisoned, Shigaraki was forced to grow and develop on his own and he put All For One’s teachings to good use.

When dealing with Overhaul, Shigaraki used the experience to both acquire quirk-destroying bullets and further improve his leadership skills. At this time, Shigaraki’s relationship with his minions also deepens. During the USJ Arc, Shigaraki viewed his allies as expendable game pieces and would threaten to kill them for failing to execute his poorly organized plan. Now, Shigaraki views his minions as extensions of himself and views any attack on them as an attack on him. While Overhaul viewed his allies as expendable assets, Shigaraki’s minions acted more like his friends who shared the same goal as him. Shigaraki even promises them their own unique slice of the cake when they reached the endgame of their cause. Shigaraki even goes as far as avenging fallen allies such as when he gave Overhaul a fate worse than death by stripping him of the usage of his quirk and the quirk-destroying bullets he spent so many years creating. Despite occasional squabbling, the League of Villains were a small yet steadfastly loyal group for Shigaraki to rely on.

Shigaraki’s final test came in the form of Re-Destro and his Meta Liberation Army. After fighting and defeating Re-Destro and his army, Shigaraki evolved to his highest character development yet. He was no longer bound by any moral, emotional, or logically boundaries. He was truly free in every conceivable way, including the strength of his quirk. In addition, Shigaraki learned to instill true fear in others as well as effortlessly inspire many others to follow him. Through this newly forged charisma, Shigaraki became the commander of a massive supervillain army: the Paranormal Liberation Front.

When receiving his surgery from Doctor Ujiko, Shigaraki declared that he would no longer underestimate the superheroes again. He would use Ujiko’s surgery to make sure he always had the upper hand. The old Shigaraki would not be able to think this far ahead or have the patience to undergo months of agony in order to receive his gift basket of powers. When Shigaraki was awakened prematurely, he found his surgery incomplete and his game plan completely compromised. However, he did not panic or scratch his neck like his old self did. Instead, he calmly put on a cape, called Gigantomachia, and engaged the superheroes. To make things more extreme, Shigaraki declared that he intends to become even greater than All For One himself. What was most fascinating is that Shigaraki did all of these things with a big fat smile on his face. This is similar to how his grandmother, Nana Shimura, and All Might would smile while fighting crime. Shigaraki was completely free and the world was his playground.

All of these character developments Shigaraki went through were due to how All For One trained him. While All For One did nurture Shigaraki’s dark instincts, the real lesson he taught his apprentice was how to evolve regardless of the circumstances he was in. Being stripped of his teacher’s guidance forced Shigaraki to grow on his own at a much faster rate. Beating Shigaraki once accomplishes nothing because he will just use that experience to learn and evolve as a character.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: CREATING A MONSTER

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The following post contains spoilers from My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

I have always been fascinated by the evolution of Tomura Shigaraki as a character. When we were first introduced to him, he was a small time thug and man child who did not seem to present a significant threat. Two hundred chapters later, he became a Thanos-level supervillain. However, every villain has a beginning and Shigaraki’s origin story is quite heartbreaking.

Shigaraki’s real name is Tenko Shimura, grandson of All Might’s mentor and the seventh wielder of One For All, Nana Shimura. During her war with All For One, Nana Shimura’s husband was killed in a villain attack. The profession of a superhero gives a person a long list of enemies and those enemies will always target the superhero’s family as a weakness. To prevent her son, Kotaro Shimura, from sharing his father’s fate, Nana was forced to have her son live with a foster family, far away from the crossfire.

Unfortunately, even though Nana’s intention was to protect her son from her enemies, her actions would have dire consequences. Resentful about being abandoned by his mother, Kotaro was traumatized and he violently banned the mention of superheroes in his household. Whenever his son, Tenko Shimura, mentioned superheroes, Kotaro would abuse him. Throughout his upbringing, Tenko’s mother and maternal grandparents were kind and loving towards him, but they too spiritually weak to protect him from his father’s abuse. Tenko also had a sister named Hana, who supported his dream of becoming a superhero one day.

One day, Hana revealed the truth about their paternal grandmother to Tenko: that she was a great superhero. Hana even said she would start a superhero team with him. However, Kotaro found out his kids sneaked into his office and found out about his mother. To avoid getting abused herself, Hana betrayed Tenko and threw him under the bus. Kotaro was so enraged that he became even more brutal with Tenko than usual and savagely beat his five-year-old son. This beating resulted in the facial scars Shigaraki would have on his mouth and right eye. Tenko was forced to sleep outside with no dinner with only the family dog for company.

While he was consumed by hatred and despair, Tenko’s Decay quirk activated. His first victim was the family dog, who he was petting when his quirk activated. The dog was reduced to a pile of rotten chunks of flesh. Meanwhile, Hana came outside to apologize to Tenko for betraying him. When she saw Tenko with the disintegrated dog, she ran to the house in fear. Desperate for someone to save him, Tenko grabbed his sister, who was promptly disintegrated. Then Tenko’s mother and maternal grandparents came outside when they heard the racket. When Tenko’s hand touched the ground, his Decay rushed towards his mother and maternal grandparents like a tidal wave. Like the dog, Tenko’s mother and maternal grandparents were reduced to piles of rotten chunks of meat.

Finally, Kotaro arrived on the scene and was horrified by what he saw. Tenko begged his father to save him, but Kotaro was so afraid that he armed himself with gardening equipment. Kotaro fell back on his abusive behavior and struck Tenko in the head with the gardening tool, shouting at Tenko to stop. This was the final straw for Tenko. To bring a permanent end to his father’s abuse, Tenko attacked him with pure homicidal glee. He gripped his father’s face and shouted for him to die over and over. As Kotaro was disintegrated, the Shimura household crumbled all around Tenko until nothing was left. The itchy intent to destroy that plagued Tenko his entire life was finally appeased. It is as the Joker said: “All it takes is one bad day for someone to go insane.”

Despite the apparent glee he got from killing his family, Tenko was riddled with so much guilt that he repressed his memories of the event along with most of his power. After slaughtering his family and destroying his home, Tenko wandered aimlessly through the city streets. Bloody and traumatized, Tenko hoped someone would save him. However, no one ever helped him because they thought some superhero would save the day. Sadly, no superhero or civilian saved Tenko, resulting in his hatred towards the superhero society as a whole. Instead of a superhero, the most powerful and most sinister supervillain, All For One, saved Tenko and took him under his wing. Shortly afterwards, Tenko was given the preserved hands of his family, which would put all over his body. To label Tenko as his eventual successor, All For One gave him his surname: Shigaraki. All For One also gave Tenko the new name Tomura, which is based on the Japanese word for “to mourn”. This would symbolize the grief Shigaraki would ultimately bring upon the world.

For most of his life, Shigaraki was still the traumatized five-year-old boy he was when he killed his family. However, during his battle with Re-Destro and the Meta Liberation Army, Shigaraki regained his memories and the rest of his power. With this awakening, Shigaraki no longer felt any guilt or regret for killing his family. He would use the memories of his family’s destruction to further fuel his dark hatred rather than let them hinder him anymore.

Overall, Tomura Shigaraki’s origin story was both dark and sad. His family consisted of a sister who betrayed him, a mother and grandparents that were too weak to protect him, and a father who abused him every time he said the word “hero”. It is as Supreme Leader Snoke from Star Wars said: “Pups who are abused often grow into vicious creatures.” This further adds to Shigaraki’s status as a foil for Izuku Midoriya. While Izuku’s mother supported his dreams of being a superhero, Shigaraki’s family destroyed his dreams of being a superhero. It is ironic because Shigaraki’s father went to extreme lengths to prevent his son from becoming a superhero and now his son never will be a superhero. The Shimura family may have produced a great superhero like Nana Shimura. However, the ultimate legacy of the Shimura family was the creation of the greatest supervillain since All For One.

TOMURA SHIGARAKI’S TRUMP CARDS

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The following post contains spoilers from chapter 276 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

I had my suspicions about the extent of Tomura Shigaraki’s new capabilities and it looks like they have been confirmed. Even with his arsenal of quirks being negated by Aizawa, Shigaraki is still nearly as physically strong as All Might. This is similar to how Aizawa tried negating a Nomu’s quirks during the U.S.J. Arc, but the Nomu still proved to be as strong as All Might. This proves what I suspected about Shigaraki getting physical augmentations to withstand the strain of acquiring his new quirks. Those augmentations not only contributed to Shigaraki’s enhanced jumping abilities, but it also enabled him to physically best both Endeavor and Ryukyu simultaneously. This proves that even without all the quirks from All For One, Shigaraki is still a completely dangerous supervillain and must not be underestimated.

In addition to these surprise abilities, Shigaraki had another ace up his sleeve. It turns out that dozens of other High-End Nomu survived his disintegration of the city. Shigaraki has ordered them to take out Aizawa through a special phone Doctor Ujiko left for him. Even though these High-End Nomu are as incomplete as the previous ones, they are still a great threat to the superheroes’ efforts to stop Shigaraki. It also puts Aizawa in an impossible position. With a broken leg, Aizawa cannot fight anymore. All he can do is provide backup by negating supervillain quirks. Now, he must make a choice. Shigaraki will unleash his accumulated quirks if Aizawa looks away while the Nomus will wipe out superheroes and civilians alike if their quirks are not neutralized. He can negate Shigaraki’s quirks or he can negate the Nomus’ quirks. He can’t do both.

Now, we get to the interesting part. Izuku Midoriya has finally engaged Shigaraki with Bakugo to back him up. With Shigaraki’s quirks negated, this first round will be purely a contest of stamina and strength. At the moment, Izuku can only safely use 30% of One For All and can summon 45 % of One For All in short bursts. However, since Shigaraki is nearly as strong as All Might, I don’t know if that will be enough to take Shigaraki down. In order to stand a chance against this quirkless version of Shigaraki, Izuku will have to use every trick he has whether if it’s his air bullets, Blackwhip, or his Shoot Style. With Bakugo’s Explosion quirk, that should give Izuku’s opposition a little extra kick. Still, Shigaraki has already beaten two of the top ten superheroes with his bare hands, which means Izuku and Bakugo may not be able to stand a chance against Shigaraki in his current state.

To make matters worse, Shigaraki has several other trump cards he has yet to play. He still has some quirk destroying bullets in his pocket that he could use whenever he wants. He has summoned Gigantomachia and ordered him to bring the entire Paranormal Liberation Front to him. When I think about it, the only reason the superheroes were gaining so much ground in the mansion battle was because Gigantomachia did not get involved until he received orders from his new master. Now that Shigaraki’s orders have been given, the mansion will become a one-sided massacre now that Gigantomachia is unleashed. Once those heroes are dealt with, Gigantomachia will come to his new master with an army at his back. The superheroes have already suffered heavy casualties from both battles and I don’t think they will be able to fend off Shigaraki, the High-End Nomu, the quirk destroying bullets, Gigantomachia, and the Paranormal Liberation Front all at once. Overall, the supervillains’ first victory in this war is all but assured. I can’t wait to see what will happen in the next chapter.

SHIGARAKI VS AIZAWA

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The following has spoilers from chapter 275 My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

At the end of the latest chapter of My Hero Academia, Aizawa prepared himself to face the new and improved Tomura Shigaraki. Thanks to his power negation, Aizawa is able to neutralize all of Shigaraki’s quirks as long as his eyes are open and fixed upon his target. This has made Aizawa the superheroes’ trump card against supervillains in many battles.

However, it is clear in this picture that Shigaraki is not worried about having his quirks negated by Aizawa. I think the reason is because Shigaraki has an ace up his sleeve. That ace is in the form of a couple of Quirk Destroying Bullets that Doctor Ujiko was cooking up under Shigaraki’s orders. This would mean that Shigaraki can destroy Aizawa’s power negation permanently if he manages to inject one of those bullets in Aizawa. With Aizawa’s power negation gone, Shigaraki’s quirks and the quirks of all supervillains won’t be neutralized ever again. That would seriously turn the tide in the supervillains’ favor and the chances of stopping them would greatly decrease. It would also have a sense of irony because Aizawa spent his entire superhero career negating the powers of others and gets his own power negated in the end.

To make matters worse, Shigaraki ordered Gigantomachia to bring the entire Paranormal Liberation Front to him. Aizawa’s power negation is powerful, but not it can neutralize the quirks of a hundred thousand supervillains at the same time. Dealing with an augmented Shigaraki is tough enough, but dealing with the entire Paranormal Liberation Front as well would overwhelm the surviving superheroes.

I also think Aizawa’s downfall was foreshadowed during his first fight with Shigaraki at the beginning of the story. During that encounter, Shigaraki partially disintegrated Aizawa’s elbow and ordered his Nomu to pound Aizawa to a bloody pulp. If it wasn’t for the arrival of All Might, Aizawa would be dead. Aizawa got lucky last time, but I think his luck will run out in this next fight.

Aizawa losing his quirk would be bad enough, but Aizawa losing his life at the hands Shigaraki would be heartbreaking because we have grown fond of Aizawa since the start of the series.

TOMURA SHIGARAKI’S NEW QUIRKS

 

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The following post contains spoilers from chapter 274 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

We finally got to see a true taste of Tomura Shigaraki’s new powers as he fought Endeavor. It looks like Shigaraki really has become an overpowered monster despite being only 75% complete. Let’s have a little overview of what Shigaraki can do so far. His Decay quirk can disintegrate entire cities. He not only gained the All For One quirk, but he also inherited every quirk All For One accumulated over the past several decades. Among those quirks are regeneration, which is demonstrated when Shigaraki could heal his body faster than Endeavor’s flames could damage it. Then Shigaraki demonstrated either an energy blast or air pressure cannon like the one All For One used against All Might. He was able to catch Endeavor off guard with this quirk and firing it point blank range in Endeavor’s face. It is then revealed the All For One the person never had Ragdoll’s Search quirk. While All For One did indeed steal Ragdoll’s quirk, he entrusted it to Doctor Ujiko to give to Shigaraki when the time was right. Shigaraki used the Search quirk to locate and target Izuku Midoriya. Then Shigaraki either flew at supersonic speed like Superman or jumped really high like the Hulk while he was pursuing Izuku. Shigaraki could even fend off Endeavor’s flames with his bare hands.

What was even more frightening about Shigaraki’s upgrade was the fact that he was not putting any real effort in his fight with Endeavor. If Shigaraki did put any effort, Endeavor would be dead right now. Instead of fighting seriously, Shigaraki was distracted by a sense of emptiness that was plaguing his mind. A voice in Shigaraki’s mind was compelling him to get his hands on One For All. It looks like in addition to inheriting the All For One quirk and all the powers that came with it, Shigaraki also inherited the side effects that came with it. Because of its nature to steal and accumulate quirks, the All For One quirk seems to give its user an insatiable desire to steal quirks that interest them. All For One himself stated that stealing quirks he likes is a bad habit of his, but I think it was something more than just a bad habit. Now that Shigaraki has inherited this side effect and has a fascination with One For All, he will be relentless in hunting Izuku down to the ends of the Earth. To make matters worse, now that Shigaraki has the Search quirk, there is nowhere for Izuku to hide. Shigaraki has proven able to fight someone as strong as Gigantomachia for one and a half months while Izuku does not have that level of endurance yet. That means that Shigaraki will run Izuku ragged until he is physically and spiritually broken while Shigaraki himself remains strong.

When Izuku started displaying the quirks of the previous wielders of One For All, fans thought Izuku was becoming too overpowered. Now, we know why Izuku was becoming overpowered. Because he was being set up to battle an even more overpowered supervillain. So far, we haven’t truly seen what Shigaraki is truly capable of because he was holding way back. In future chapters as Shigaraki confronts Izuku, he may start taking the fight seriously and really put his back into it as he tries to take One For All from Izuku.

TOMURA SHIGARAKI VS ENDEAVOR

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The following contains spoilers from chapter 273 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

At the end of last week’s chapter of My Hero Academia, it looks like Tomura Shigaraki is about to fight the current Number One Hero, Endeavor! The image looks similar to the beginning of All Might’s final battle against All For One. Essentially, we are about to watch the number one superhero fight the number one supervillain. To be perfectly blunt, I am very certain that Endeavor is going to lose this fight. If Shigaraki touches Endeavor, Endeavor is a dead man. Either Shigaraki disintegrates Endeavor with his Decay quirk or he steals Endeavor’s quirk with the All For One quirk. The only reason All Might was able to fight All For One at all is because All For One can’t steal his quirk. Endeavor does not have that advantage and is vulnerable to the quirk stealing nature of Shigaraki’s new power. Shigaraki also has whatever additional quirks he received that came with the All For One quirk. For all we know, Shigaraki could have stolen X-less’s laser vision before disintegrating him and stealing his cape. That would give Shigaraki a ranged attack, which was something he did not have before. Endeavor may put up a fight, but I think he will ultimately lose to Shigaraki because this isn’t a fight Endeavor can win for a number of reasons. Shigaraki is on a completely different level than the High-End Nomu Endeavor fought in the past. I look forward to the coming duel and it should be an epic, action-packed battle.

SUPERVILLAIN APOCALYPSE!

The following contains spoilers from chapter 272 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

Now that Tomura Shigaraki is awake, we finally got to see a small taste of his new power.  For now, all we got to see was his augmented Decay quirk and none of the quirks he got from All For One. Even so, the power of that one quirk was more than enough to cause all-out chaos on the superheroes. After he woke up, Shigaraki wasted no time using his Decay quirk to disintegrate the hospital, the surrounding area, and all heroes present. A lot of superheroes died by Shigaraki’s hand in a matter of moments. The whole scene looked like something from an earthquake as the superheroes frantically tried to save as many people as they could while desperately trying to escape Shigaraki’s wrath. Those who failed to escape were turned to dust. As the superheroes ran for their lives and evacuated the area, they tried using their quirks to stop Shigaraki’s rampage, but it was useless as his Decay quirk disintegrated everything in its path. While this was happening, Doctor Ujiko laughed maniacally at the heroes, saying all their efforts to stop Shigaraki have been in vain. Meanwhile, Izuku Midoriya could sense what was happening long before the city disintegrated and he started using One For All at 45%, which is the highest he has been able to activate on his own so far. In the epicenter of the destruction is Shigaraki himself, laughing with joy while claiming a hero’s cape as his own. I think we are about to see the first round of Izuku and Shigaraki’s grudge match. I can imagine it being similar to when Batman first fought Bane, which resulted in Batman getting his spine snapped in two. Overall, this was a satisfactory taste of what the new and improved Tomura Shigaraki is capable of and I look forward to seeing what other quirks he has gained from All For One in the next chapter.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: THE TIDE TURNS

The following post contains spoilers from chapter 271 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

Unfortunately, we did not get to see Tomura Shigaraki unleashed this week. However, it still looks like the tide of the battle is still turning in the supervillains’ favor for two reasons. First, the ice villain known as Geten is rallying the Paranormal Liberation Front against the superheroes. When the battle at the mansion started, the supervillains were completely caught off guard and were in disarray. Because of this, the superheroes gained a lot of ground before the supervillains could regain their composure. Now, the supervillains have a strong leadership figure to rally behind and regroup. Due to this, the supervillains can finally unleash everything they have at the superheroes with a renewed sense of tenacity they did not have before.

Second, now that Tomura Shigaraki is awake and out of his capsule, Gigantomachia can smell his scent. Gigantomachia is a devout loyalist to All For One and has accepted Shigaraki has All For One’s successor. Now that Shigaraki is awake and in the presence of several superheroes, Gigantomachia will know his new master needs him. This is a clear sign that Gigantomachia will come for Shigaraki even if he has to plow through the superheroes’ ranks to do so. Gigantomachia has proven to be strong enough to collapse a mountain, fight nonstop for two days, and fight multiple superhumans at the same time. Based on these capabilities, Gigantomachia can singlehandedly destroy all momentum the superheroes have gained so far. Once out of the mansion, Gigantomachia will quickly make his way to the hospital Shigaraki is at. When he arrives, Gigantomachia can break the hospital siege by himself and rescue both Shigaraki and Ujiko. Gigantomachia has it in him to destroy all the superheroes’ efforts both at the mansion and the hospital.

Overall, the tide of the battle is slowly turning in favor of the Paranormal Liberation Front. Shigaraki is awake and more powerful than ever, the Paranormal Liberation Front is regrouping with renewed determination, and Gigantomachia is about to unleash hell on the superheroes to get to Shigaraki. We will find out what happens next when the next chapter comes out.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: ALL FOR ONE’S QUIRK

Now that we know what kind of power Tomura Shigaraki has gained from Doctor Ujiko’s surgery, it is time to theorize what to expect. It has been revealed that Shigaraki gained the original version of All For One’s quirk while All For One himself kept a duplicate. Now that we know that All For One had a copy of his original power, the pieces are starting to fit together.

When All For One revealed his ultimate quirk combination in his final fight with All Might, I thought something was fishy. Despite the strength the combination possessed, it seemed underwhelming. The reason it seemed underwhelming is because All For One spent over a century stealing the quirks of others. If that combination was truly the ultimate combination of his strongest quirks, it should have been something much bigger and more powerful. The quirks All For One used to form his ultimate combination largely consisted of muscle manipulation, bone manipulation, and arm transformation based quirks. Based on his history, that combination seemed more limited than it should have been.

Based on these facts, it is obvious now that All For One’s quirk was limited not just because he was weakened by his first fight with All Might. It was also because the copy he gave himself was the default setting, which means he had to steal and accumulate quirks all over again. In order to make the superheroes think he was the ultimate threat, All For One needed to gather enough quirks to make himself formidable enough. Meanwhile, his original quirk was safely in Ujiko’s care until Shigaraki was ready to receive it.

Now, Tomura Shigaraki has the original version of All For One’s quirk. However, we still don’t know what to expect on how it will manifest in Shigaraki. Will Shigaraki gain all the strongest quirks All For One stole over the past century or will he have the default setting of the quirk? If Shigaraki got the default setting, that means he will have to start stealing and accumulating quirks all over again. With so many superheroes in his presence right now, Shigaraki will have a golden opportunity to start stockpiling a truckload of quirks in one fell swoop. However, if Shigaraki gains all the quirks All For One stole over the past century, he will be as strong as All For One was in his prime.

We got a glimpse of All For One’s power in his prime during his fight with Nana Shimura. During that battle, All For One’s accumulated quirks had the power to not only summon unnatural abominations to do his bidding, but it also made the sky darken and the ground shatter. The fractured streets would be set ablaze with purple fire, fragments of concrete would levitate in the air, and the atmosphere crackled with black electricity. Overall, All For One’s original quirk had the power to summon hell on earth and that same power is inside Tomura Shigaraki and about to be unleashed upon the world once again!