The League of Villains has been a threat to the world of heroes in My Hero Academia since the series first began, originally with its strings being pulled by the all powerful villain known as One For All, and with the manga taking the collective of antagonists to new heights, we have to wonder if the focus of the anime franchise is going to take a turn toward evil in the future! The latest installments of the series have featured Shigaraki gaining new powers that make him one of the most powerful quirk wielders around!
With the anime story focusing on the Paranormal Liberation War, we think that a serious shift is set for the power dynamic in the world of My Hero Academia!
Warning! We are going to go into some My Hero Academia manga spoilers for this one so if you haven't caught up with the latest chapters, you may want to avoid the rest of the article!
The Villains Have Never Been Stronger
The Paranormal Liberation Front is a force to be reckoned with, easily overshadowing the previous membership of the League of Villains, With the League merging with the Metal Liberation Army in a previous chapter, Shigaraki is now in control of over 100,000 villains, on top of the extra-powered antagonist within the Army. On top of this, Shigaraki himself has been experimented on by Dr. Garaki, enhancing his power to levels that were previously held by All For One, if not surpassing them.
With the power amassed by the villains, is there any threat that the heroes can face? What would the Front winning look like?
An Interesting Status Change
For the entirety of the series, we've followed Midoriya's quest to become the "Symbol of Peace", following in the footsteps of his predecessor All Might. While it certainly has been exciting seeing Deku grow into a hero, changing things up by showing what the world would look like with Shigaraki in control would certainly be an interesting story. What if UA Academy now tended to the needs of the young villains looking to make their mark on the world? What if the heroes of Class 1-A had to work as an underground movement to bring things back to normal?
The recent chapters of the manga have shown the battle waging heavier than ever with casualties for the heroes side starting to be hinted at more and more!
Exploring The Villains As Characters
While we were given an intense origin sequence for Shigaraki, we would love to know more about the likes of Toga, Dabi, Mr. Compress, and the other villains that make up the ever expanding group within the Paranormal Liberation Front! With a series focusing on the antagonists of My Hero Academia, it would give us a good chance to look more in-depth into the dark reflections of Class 1-A! Toga and many of the other members of the League of Villains have become fan favorites, and we can see the series shifting the power dynamic to give it a fresh spin!
The Next Generation
The origins of All For One have been hinted at for some time as a villain who existed during a time where the world of heroes hadn't come out on top, with the major antagonist absorbing heroes' quirks in order to add to his own ever expanding power. Were Shigaraki to take over the world and not be threatened by heroes, it would be a dark reflection of the times that came before and since the series is all about the past repeating itself in new and differing ways, this would certainly be an amazing change of pace.
The Villains Are Cooler Than The Heroes0comments
Listen, at the end of the day, the adventures of Midoriya, Bakugo, Todoroki, and the rest of Class 1-A have done a fantastic job of introducing us to the world of Class 1-A and the population that have all been given Quirks. However, villains like Toga, Twice, Shigaraki, and Dabi have had fans talking far more than the previously mentioned aspiring heroes and to have the focus of the story be set squarely on them would be just the shake up that the franchise could use.
With the Paranormal Liberation War in full swing, and the battle having been joined, it seems that a logical conclusion would be to have the dreams of All For One be fulfilled and a new age begin in My Hero Academia, putting the heroes in a much more devastating, yet more interesting, position!
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