Fan My Hero Academy going through what has to be one of the most poignant scenes of the movie when Toga Himiko sacrificed himself to save Ochaco Uraraka. It’s a rare manga moment that generates intense emotions for fans as a whole, however, the sad reality is that Toga’s gesture is motivated by her belief that death is her best option. her, which proves how broken the “hero world” of the series is.
In My Hero Academia, Japan, for all intents and purposes, there are two levels of criminal activity. Crimes where the perpetrator uses their quirks in some way, and crimes committed without someone’s involvement. The “Quirk Crime” resulted in the perpetrator being identified as the “villain” and under the jurisdiction of the Professional Heroes. In contrast, in “Crime not crime”, the perpetrator is identified as a “criminal” and falls under the jurisdiction of the police. Naturally, when a perpetrator is caught, they face a significantly harsher punishment framework than criminals, including being held in highly secure facilities without a rehab program. appropriate return.
Toga sacrificed his life to escape My Hero Academia’s broken justice system
Himiko Toga is clearly mentally ill. All her life she has had a special understanding of her Quirk’s friendship and love, which allows her to transform into other people by drinking their blood. So Toga believes that if you like or love someone, you want to be like them (and drink their blood). Like kissing, she considers sucking one’s blood as the ultimate expression of love and friendship, which has sparked a horrified reaction from her parents and friends, who see her as a “monster” or worse, a monster, making her a villain. to find friendship and acceptance among other “rejectors”. Unfortunately, the criminal justice in My Hero Academia has trouble dealing with borderline situations like Toga’s. The system found it easier to label any troublesome Quirk users as the bad guy than to label them as someone in need of social services and psychological support.
As a result, anyone who commits a Quirk offense will immediately face the harshest possible punishment regardless of their circumstances. Toga has been interested in Ochaco since their first confrontation. During their final battle, Ochaco’s heartfelt display of her not seeing Toga as an evil but as someone in need of support made Toga realize that she could indeed be loved for her children. her people, and she regrets stabbing her. However, Toga also realizes that due to her actions as a member of the Criminal Alliance, if she just surrenders, she will be treated even harsher than before – especially after stabbing a famous hero like Ochaco. Her fate was to be imprisoned in Tartarus for most of her life, with no real hope of redemption or recovery.
Although My Hero Academia has shown some stories of villain redemption, such as the story of Lady Nagant or Gentle, these stories have always happened on an ad-hoc basis, often due to the villains. Professional Heroes need help from these individuals, not a real rehabilitation system. for “villains” set in the Quirk Association. Proved by the dangers of uncontrolled Quirk, the world of My Hero Academia is only concerned with punishing and imprisoning those who break the law. So instead of suffering that fate, toga decided to do the only thing that could truly restore her: sacrifice her life for Ochaco. While this is an incredibly emotional moment, it also shows how broken the world is. My Hero Academy and its judicial system is.
My Hero Academy available from Viz Media.