Warning! Contains minor spoilers for My Hero Academia Chapter #398!While Deku has seized his power in the process My Hero Academyhe still hasn’t really passed All is possible, and the hero’s final battle with All For One proves it. This may come as a surprise to some fans as All Might can now no longer use his Quirk while Deku is currently at the peak of his power. But mangaka Kohei Horikoshi is showing that these powers aren’t everything that defines a hero.
All Might was seen by many as a symbol of peace before his loss of powers was revealed publicly during the war with All For One. His mere existence gave people hope, which is an achievement Deku has yet to achieve. Even Quirkless, All Might continued to strive to be that presence, fighting All For One in a mech suit to buy time for Deku to defeat Shigaraki. This war is being televised around the world regardless of the likelihood that All For One will win. But as chapter 398 shows, All Might’s final spot still inspires everyone, as even one of the main dispatchers of the heroic assault in the war ended up in tears in front of the screen. his performance.
All Might remains My Hero Academia’s symbol of peace
Both All Might and Deku possess the Quirk One For All, which grants the user the abilities of those who previously held the power. While this ability made All Might powerful, giving him great strength and speed, Deku sought to further bring out its full potential. Not only did this allow Deku to speak to past Quirk holders to get their advice, but it also gave him abilities that All Might could never unlock. This gives Deku access to countless powerful Quirks, such as Blackwhip, Fa Jin, and the most powerful, Gearshift, similar to Luffy’s Gear power in One Piece. However, while Deku may have surpassed All Might in power, All Might’s final battle shows that Quirk mastery isn’t everything.
The series foretells that this war will end with the death of All Might, but with bold actions and a willingness to fight against any difficulty, this will likely still inspire people and bring joy to everyone. give them hope again. On the other hand, Deku has yet to reach this iconic level and is still largely unknown to the general public. After he defeats Shigaraki, that may change as he will likely be seen as Japan’s savior at the time. But even then, with how hard All Might is fighting without any powers, Deku may never be able to live up to the symbol of hope that All Might has been and is. .
Deku has yet to become an icon in My Hero Academia
By the end of the series, Deku will almost certainly become Japan’s #1 hero like All Might before him. But it’s unclear whether he can become a reassuring symbol that All Might is proving that he’s still in the final battle. EQUAL My Hero Academy quickly moving towards its conclusion, only time will tell whether Deku will be able to surpass his mentor in this respect.
My Hero Academia Chapter #398 available to read from Viz Media.