My Hero Academia is all about a society of Pro Heroes, but that doesn't mean everyone has a license. While the role of vigilantes has nearly died out in this universe, the hobby is upheld by some. Now, the franchise is making it clear how the police view vigilantes, and it seems they aren't as black-and-white as fans assumed.
Recently, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes released chapter 58, and it was there fans learned more about Koichi. The unlicensed hero, who also goes by The Crawler, helped prevent a deadly terrorist attack and the police force knows it.
So what do the authorities do? In lieu of having to arrest the vigilante, they decide to keep quiet about his involvement overall.
"This past week, he helped Captain Celebrity save a whole lot of lives. He deserves public recognition. Commendation, even. But his penchant for vigilantism could put him on the chopping block," detective Tsukauchi is heard telling his sister who works with The Crawler on the side.
"Sure, plenty of what he does falls into a gray area, but if word really got out, we'd have no choice but to take action."
Continuing, the detective confirms the police have asked the Pro Heroes who helped counter the attack to forget they ever saw The Crawler at the scene. The cover-up means Koichi gets off without legal troubles while
Since he did more good than bad this time, we've put in a request to the heroes and other witnesses to keep quiet about the kid in the All Might hoodie. Clearly, the police cannot be in public favor of vigilantes, but they are willing to make exceptions for extraordinary people. And as you can see, The Crawler is considered to be one such asset.
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My Hero Academia was created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has powers, even though he was born without them. Dreaming to become a superhero anyway, he's eventually scouted by the world's best hero All Might and enrolls in a school for professional heroes. The series has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release since 2015. My Hero Academia is gearing up for an even bigger end of 2019 with both a fourth season of the anime and second big anime film.