Written by Shiggins
Speaking of references to Dragon Ball Z, how cool is it to see Overhaul give himself a final form like this? It's one of my favourite anime tropes and the sheer level of this design is freaking phenomenal. I'm just getting my adoration for the final form out of the way right now because, while the chapter was good, I just can't get how cool this thing looked out of my head!
|Oh... She's an albino too. Wow, the Gods didn't give her a chance, did they?|
|I love how only the men are important enough to be named or have events in this arc. The women just get to share a panel together.|
|If this guy reappears in the arc, he's so going to die. You only bring up your family when you want to die.|
|God, I love you so much. You deserve an arc to yourself, Toga.|
|Man, this symbiote seems way more interesting than Sony's upcoming Venom movie.|
|Oh sorry. He's not Venom, he's Doc Ock!|
Meanwhile, Midoriya has made it to Mirio and Eri. He smashes through the rubble to help the two of them evacuate while Eri apologises for all that she has caused, blaming herself. Back to Nighteye as we are told about his resolve towards his Quirk and why he never uses it to a large degree, all thanks to seeing the end of All Might, and how he used it to see Overhaul's immediate future. And then Nighteye is impaled by Overhaul's spikes.
|This just gave me a great idea... I'll use rocks to make my senpai notice me!|
Opinion: No more flashbacks!
The first thing that got to me about these two chapters was yet another flashback. While I'm glad the flashback stuck to this arc, it still felt like a pointless distraction that we didn't need. Rock-Lock's moment about his kid could have come later, and it wouldn't have made less of an impact to see a scene involving Rock-Lock after all this fighting. It was just in the way.
It's great to see Overhaul reach his final stage and distort himself into a horrific monster. Perfectly reflecting who he is underneath with a demonic appearance, chaotic and disturbing to look at. Much like when Zamasu became half-jelly, Overhaul's current form is a great representation of his own constitution being broken apart from the stress of the battles and our wonderful heroes.
Is Nighteye dead? Possibly. A character with the power of foresight is probably too convenient to keep around, and we all know what happens to the role of a mentor. Then again, it would be great to see his Quirk be proven wrong and have Nighteye regain faith in saving All Might. I'm still unsure if All Might will die by the end of all this, so seeing Nighteye's Quirk defied by Midoriya saving him and defeating Overhaul could be a good start to this.
The battle itself was a lot of fun, and I did feel genuinely sad when Eri apologised for causing all of this. Once this arc is over, I would love to see her stick around as a companion to Mirio or even Midoriya, as if she was a symbol to represent why the heroes fight to save the people. It might just be me making crap up that we will never see, but it would be a really wasted opportunity if she just left the story after this arc.
Character of the Week: Overhaul for his horrific transformation and attacks.
Best Part: Overhaul goes wild.
Worst Part: Another day, another flashback.
|Starting an epic battle using less than half of your strength? Goku would be so proud!|
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