The fifth season of My Hero Academia's anime adaptation introduced Midoriya to a new power that lied within the Quirk known as One For All with Blackwhip, which manifested during the Joint Training Exercise Arc and allowed Deku to create energy whips that sprung out from his body. With the manga already telling the story of hero society following the conclusion of the War Arc, which will be told in the upcoming sixth season of the anime, creator Kohei Horikoshi was struggling with the name of one of Izuku's new powers revealed in the pages of the manga.
Warning. If you don't want any aspects of the upcoming War Arc for My Hero Academia's sixth season, be forewarned that we'll be diving into spoiler territory.
With the heroes barely able to defeat the villains during the War Arc, Midoriya is moving at a hundred miles per minute as he attempts to hold hero society together by the skin of his teeth. Luckily, the potential Symbol of Peace has learned to interact with the Vestiges of One For All, not only gaining their experience in his mind but also being able to access a number of their abilities as he continues to gain power.
In his fight against Lady Nagant, the sniper who was formerly a member of the Public Safety Commission but threw her lot in with the villain All For One, Midoriya exhibited the ability to access the Third wielder of One For All, which was dubbed "Fa Jin," This power allows Deku to store kinetic energy and release it whenever he wants, essentially transforming him into a fast-moving wrecking ball, which came in handy in battling the minion of All For One.
Originally, according to the latest volume of My Hero Academia's manga, Kohei Horikoshi was struggling to name the particular power, thinking that it might be named "Charge" instead of "Fa Jin" but ultimately went with the latter. Though Deku has certainly grown in power, the forces stacked against him are immeasurable and he'll need all the help he can get when it comes to battling both All For One and Shigaraki.
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