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Huh, is it me or did they change Young Gentle's design a bit? He used to look a bit derpy when he was a teen if I recall correctly. Here he looks more like a young dapper gentleman which does fit his later on schtick. It also looks like he had friends when he was young which the manga didn't really hint much at?
Reasons Gentle looks dashing in that picture.
A) It's a picture. (His quirkness only appears when put in motion.)
B) There's cake. (Which makes his teapot appropriate in the context.)
C) He's at least aware of how to look good on a picture.
And from what I could tell, it looked more like it was a one-sided friendship going on within his class.
He considered them "close friends"
They considered him as "a classmate"
For example, just think back on the time when you were in class and school.
How many of your classmates, which you hanged out with, do you still recall today?
New chapter finally up.
It's going down man. It's going down.
One of the other guys in the picture is Takeshita, his classmate that forgot about him in his flashback.
Ya know, reading the chapter in full, I can reiterate that not only is Twice my favorite of the League, but he's the one that best fits the moniker of Anti-Villain. He's more feared for his Quirk, he hasn't actually killed anyone yet, his turn to villainy and insanity was all because he had the Face of a Thug, got discriminated for it, and had no one else to help him, and even Hawks points out that its not that he's a bad person, just in the wrong crowd. Poor guy will probably be devastated when its revealed Hawks was just The Mole.
My theory is the revelation of Hawks' role will be what makes Twice lose a lot of his Anti-Villain features.
Especially since Hawks specifically notes that having overcome his trauma, Twice is one of the most dangerous individuals in the PLF now. What better way to establish that than for him to go full off the deep end.
I don't think people are going to like that tho, since it means his fans can't leather pants him anymore once he goes full villain.
If anything breaking him mentally that he goes full on cuckoo will just make it worse.
Pushing someone just the wrong way and making them snap is still a very good way for people to still like someone. Unless the person in question causing it is already a villain. Then its the one people like more.
So the heroes are going for a pre-emptive strike? This better work or they really are done for.
It's nice that the students are involved by evacuating the city. My guess is that this allows Horikoshi the best of both worlds, IE focus on pros and focus on students in the same arc.
It sounds less like Twice was directly feeding Hawks information, and more he was just using Twice as an in to get information, so any deliberate misleading on Twice's part sounds unlikely. Also not in character.
But, yeah, I doubt there's much of anything Twice could do to stop certain people from acting as if he's just a poor victim with no agency in any of this. That's just what most of the League are, apparently.
Edited by LSBK on Jan 26th 2020 at 1:25:59 PM
x2 It won't, everything's going to hell.
I never said they had no agency. Its entirely possible to sympathize with a persons circumstances yet still not condone their current course of actions. And it isn't bad to have humanized villains that are evil but also actual people. I've said it before and I'll say it again, just because I feel bad for these guys doesn't mean I don't want to see them arrested. I'd rather they be arrested so as to no longer be a danger to others and themselves. And if not that, then have them given a Mercy Kill, both to spare others the pain they cause but also to free them from their hellish existence.
Edited by RebelFalcon on Jan 26th 2020 at 1:55:06 PM
I wasn't talking about you. And since I've said basically all of those things too, I'm not sure why you'd think I was.
Edited by LSBK on Jan 26th 2020 at 12:54:58 PM
I had assumed it was directed at me since the whole thing began when I called Twice an Anti-Villain.
And honestly, my memory can be pretty shitty, so I honestly forgot you said that before.
Edited by RebelFalcon on Jan 26th 2020 at 1:58:29 PM
What if Twice was given false information to test Hawks?
I mean, we know Skeptic knows that Hawks knows what Twice told him. That might go somewhere.
Yeah, that "OH I KNOW WE'RE LISTENED TO BUT I'M GONNA GIVE YOU VITAL INFORMATION" bit was a bit conspicuous.
Eh, it also kind of signals that if the info leaks, they'll know it was Hawks who leaked it.
Plus, even if they preemptively attack the hospital successfully, there's still a hell of a lot of firepower on the PLF side.
Has the number of registered Japanese pro-heroes ever been given out in the manga?
'Cause I'm starting to think the PLF might have even more manpower than the professional heroes.
They certainly match them in firepower.
Anyway, I think this arc will be interpreted as being pro-gun legislation once the anime hits this side of the pond.
Because if this were a Western comic, I'd probably be making a joke about the author's lack of subtlety.
Hawks already said the PLF probably has them outgunned, and that was before he found out about Twice getting over his trauma and Shigaraki getting powered up even more.
Triple-digit placement was considered good in the hero ranking. There are likely hundreds of thousands of heroes.
Okay people, lets start placing bets! Which heroes gonna turn up dead and which ones gonna survive the end of this?! I'm guessing the Pussycats, Endeavor, and possibly Aizawa will survive, while Gran Torino, Crust, Wash, and possibly Mirko and Ryuku will get axed. And I only put those four because they're in the Top 10 and axing even one of them would highlight the PLF's real threat to the status quo.
I wouldn't bet on any of them dying. Well, Gran Torino since he's old and dying is basically his character archetypes role in stories like this. Maybe Aizawa, for a stronger emotional impact.
Anyway, lack of female villains has been a reasonable complaint, but a number of those advisors are women, so there you go. Though with so many of them, who knows how much an individual showing any of them will get.
Edited by LSBK on Jan 26th 2020 at 3:00:40 AM
That seen with the little kid seems to be to single that, yes, they are officially in their second year now.
I'm curious about costume upgrades - Shoto at least has definitely made a few changes and now seems to have similar gauntlets to Endeavor plus I think he has some extra equipment. And though it could just be the angle obscuring them, but Bakugo might have switched out his bulky grenade gauntlets for something else.
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