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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.

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!

SHIGARAKI UPDATE

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The following post contains spoilers from chapter 270 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

I just got the English version of the latest chapter of My Hero Academia and I now have a better idea of what happened. It looks like Doctor Ujiko did in fact give Tomura Shigaraki the power of All For One, but there is more to it than that. The version of All For One Shigaraki received was not just any version of it. It is the original version of All For One! That means that the All For One quirk we saw All For One use against All Might was just a duplicate while his original quirk was entrusted to Ujiko to give to Shigaraki when the time was right.

However, is there more to this than we think? Did Shigaraki receive the original All For One quirk by itself in its basic form without any additional powers? Did Ujiko combine the original All For One quirk with Shigaraki’s Decay quirk? Did Shigaraki get the All For One quirk along with all the strongest quirks All For One accumulated throughout his career?

Personally, I think Shigaraki gained the original All For One quirk along with the strongest quirks All For One accumulated. This was hinted when All For One revealed himself after stealing Ragdoll’s clairvoyance. He stated that he didn’t need to steal Best Jeanist’s quirk because it did not match Shigaraki’s disposition. This could mean that after All Might weakened All For One, All For One spent the next five years hunting down the best and strongest quirks to give Shigaraki when the time was right. That would include Ragdoll’s clairvoyance.

If it is true that Shigaraki is going to receive all the strongest powers All For One accumulated, does this mean he will still have the ability to steal more quirks? Would Shigaraki become so powerful that he does not even need more power?

Another thing to note from this chapter is that Doctor Ujiko was the scholar who came up with the Quirk Singularity theory. The Quirk Singularity is the belief that as time goes by, the quirks of others would constantly mix with each other one generation after another. Eventually, quirks would become too powerful for anyone to control and it would cause the destruction of both society and the future as a whole. All the experiments Ujiko had been doing from the Nomu to Shigaraki have been leading to an attempt to create the Quirk Singularity.

The Quirk Singularity theory also seems to apply to Izuku Midoriya as well because of the unique nature of One For All. With each generation that passes, One For All has been stockpiling power and fusing with the quirks of its users. When Izuku communes with his predecessors, they claim that they have crossed the “singularity”, which is a clear hint that One For All is somehow connected to the Quirk Singularity theory. This further highlights that Izuku and Shigaraki are foils of one another. Izuku would reach the Quirk Singularity through natural means while Shigaraki would reach the Quirk Singularity through artificial means.

Based on these facts, it is possible that the final battle in the story will involve both Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki each becoming a living quirk singularity. If that happens, it will involve both of them reaching their full potential. It will be like two gods clashing with each other as the world around them crumbles away. I look forward to where the story will take.

NEW ANTAGONISTS

I am thinking of including four new supervillains in my new superhero book. Since this is a world where superhumans are frequently used as living weapons and super-soldiers, these characters will represent what happens to superhumans when they become too battle-hardened. Each of these characters will be cold-blooded killers after years of nonstop war. One character will be an expert in hit-and-run tactics, one will be skilled espionage, one will be an expert in scorched earth tactics, and the fourth character conquered five cities by himself at the same time. These characters will have close ties to the main supervillain and will play a larger role in the final battle at the end. I am even planning to include them in future works.

MY OPINION OF STRONG VILLAINS

While everyone likes stories where the villain loses, I prefer stories that have extremely powerful villains. The hero’s victory should not be easily won. It should be earned through extreme effort and suffering. That way, when the hero finally wins against the villain, the victory will be all the sweeter. A strong villain is a representation of what the hero is up against and what kind of odds they have to overcome. For my new superhero book, I will be making the main supervillain the strongest bad guy I have ever created.

IT . . . IS . . . ALIVE!!!

The following post contains spoilers from chapter 270 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

The moment we have been waiting for has finally happened. Tomura Shigaraki is finally awake! Before waking up, we got to take a look inside of Shigaraki’s head, which looked like a hellscape full of rotting hands. He was also confronted by apparitions of his family, including Nana Shimura. As he brushed the spirits of his family away, Shigaraki entered a darkness that took the form of All For One. This was similar to how Izuku Midoriya was visited and guided by the previous users of One For All in his subconscious. Since All For One created One For All, it would make sense that they would have this spiritual similarity.

Meanwhile, outside of Shigaraki’s mind, one of the electrical wires of his destroyed capsule shorted and cracked. This sent an electrical current through the puddle Shigaraki was laying in. Doctor Ujiko did say that all it would take to wake Shigaraki up would be an electrical shock. This is similar to how Frankenstein’s monster was given life.

This is the worst case scenario for the superheroes. Up until now, the battle against the Paranormal Liberation Front has been going to superheroes’ way. However, now that Shigaraki is wide awake and stronger than ever, the tide of the battle is about to turn in the supervillains’ favor. Even Izuku Midoriya sensed that something indescribably terrible was about to happen.

The one-sided massacre I have been waiting for is about to begin in the next chapter. We will finally see just how much more powerful Shigaraki has become. We have been receiving foreshadowing for months about how much stronger Shigaraki would become. The wait is almost over. This chapter has been the best birthday present My Hero Academia creator, Kohei Horikoshi, could have given me.

SHIGARAKI’S TRUE POWER

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This post contains potential spoilers from chapter 270 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

I just received a scary rumor about what will happen to Tomura Shigaraki. It looks like he will awaken in the next chapter and we will get to see what kind of power Doctor Ujiko gave him. It looks like Shigaraki gained the power known as All For One, which would allow him to steal the powers of other superhumans and make them his own. I don’t know if it is the actual All For One or some variant, but it makes sense.

Because Tomura Shigaraki is the successor of the supervillain known as All For One, it would make sense that he would inherit his master’s power. The power of All For One could serve as the symbolic crown of the supervillain All For One. Because All For One the supervillain’s time is pretty much over, this is the perfect way for him to complete the investment he made in Shigaraki and allow Shigaraki to carry on his legacy.

This also makes sense regarding Ujiko’s surgery. The reason for this is because Ujiko acknowledged All For One’s weaknesses despite his apparent power. Even though the power of All For One can allow the user to absorb and wield multiple powers, there is clearly a limit to how much power the user’s body can take before it breaks down. That was one of the reasons All For One the supervillain did not have as many powers after All Might weakened him. In order to overcome this limitation, Ujiko needed to greatly augment Shigaraki’s body to the point in which he could withstand more powers than All For One ever did in his prime.

As of this moment, there are dozens if not hundreds of superheroes in Ujiko’s lab, which is a promising collection of powers Shigaraki can snatch. Once Shigaraki wakes up, all of those superheroes will be sacrificial lambs to the slaughter. By the time Shigaraki is done with all those superheroes in the lab, he will be an overpowered monster. Imagine if Shigaraki acquires Aizawa’s power negation, Endeavor’s fire manipulation, Present Mic’s sonic scream, Crust’s shield generation, Gran Torino’s flight, Rock Lock’s paralysis inducement, Thirteen’s gravitational manipulation, Tiger’s elasticity, Mandalay’s telepathy, Mirko’s speed and senses, Ectoplasm’s duplication, Snipe’s enhanced marksmanship, Pixie-Bob’s earth manipulation, Ryukyu’s dragon mimicry, and Wash’s water manipulation. Essentially, if Shigaraki gains the power of All For One, then he will essentially be using the powers of all the superheroes and teachers against Izuku Midoriya and his classmates.

The problem the superheroes face with Shigaraki is the fact that they currently underestimate him. As far as they are concerned, Shigaraki is still the small-time thug and man child the superheroes know him as when they first met him. They don’t even know how much he has evolved both spiritually and in regards to his powers. They don’t know he can disintegrate an entire city with a single touch. Only Mirko knows what Shigaraki has become and what kind of threat he presents to society. The superheroes will be in for a very nasty surprise when Shigaraki wakes up.

SHIGARAKI TIME BOMB

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This post contains spoilers from chapter 269 of My Hero Academia. You have been warned.

Shigaraki has finally been released from his capsule, but something is wrong! Shigaraki is not breathing and his heart has stopped. It is revealed that Shigaraki is not dead, but in a state of suspended animation like a bear in hibernation. The rest of the superheroes who participated in the hospital raid have joined the fight and have overwhelmed the other High-End Nomu. At first, it looks like it is a final total defeat for Shigaraki, but this seems way too easy for the superheroes. Something’s not right!

At the end of the chapter, we got a glimpse of All For One while he is in prison, seemingly smiling. This could mean that All For One has an ace up his sleeve to somehow awaken Shigaraki. The security system of Tartarus Prison is specifically designed to shoot inmates if they so much as think about using their powers. However, they have never dealt with someone of All For One’s capabilities. For all we know, All For One may have some way to hide his thought patterns from the security system or have some form of technopathy that tricks the security system. Another possibility is that All For One may sacrifice himself to awaken Shigaraki. Due to being weaken and a broken shadow of his former self, All For One may sacrifice himself for his legacy in Shigaraki by using some kind of psychic power that awakens Shigaraki. In doing so, All For One would be gunned down, thus paving the way for Shigaraki to inherit his throne as king of the underworld.

If Shigaraki somehow awakens with all those superheroes present, I can imagine seeing something similar to when All For One first reveals himself in My Hero Academia. In that scene, All For One effortlessly defeated four superheroes and destroyed the surrounding area with one blow. I think we will see something similar when Shigaraki awakens, but on a much larger scale due to the number of superheroes present. I am imagining something similar to when Madara Uchiha single-handedly mopped the floor with the entire Ninja Alliance in Naruto.

Overall, since Tomura Shigaraki is the main supervillain of the story alongside All For One, there is no way he could be dead or be defeated this soon. All the foreshadowing and story arcs have been leading us to something big and I think it is something bigger than the war arc so far.