My Hero Academia has reached an intense new phase of the final war between the heroes and villains, and the newest chapter of the series has kicked things into a scary new gear with the reveal of Tomura Shigaraki's new and "ideal" form! The villain has been at the center of the action for quite a few chapters as the heroes have been struggling to fight back against Shigaraki's growing power long enough for Izuku Midoriya to get to the scene. The heroes had taken a number of losses through this fight so far, and Shigaraki himself only seems to be getting stronger as a result.
The previous chapter ended with Shigaraki's mind fraying even more as he tried to reconcile the thoughts and feelings All For One has embedded into him with his own desires. This led to a version of the Shimura family seemingly growing out of his body, and while that had seemed like it was setting up for a strange kind of reunion, the newest chapter revealed this was actually leading to something far more unsettling. His family and emerging hands then fuse into what the series dubs as Shigaraki's "ideal" form for his power.
Chapter 366 of My Hero Academia picks up after Shigaraki's body begins to change, and it's explained that this entire time his body had been "groping" around for his most optimal form for All For One's power. The hands extending from his body was supposed to be his ideal body as it kept the heroes at bay while destroying everything in their path, but the Erasure quirk had stalled this form as Shigaraki's body could not heal all of the damage he had been taking. As a result, the hands then went inward.
The damage to his body together with his suffering and fracturing mind then formed his "ideal" body. A version of his dead family is now at his side while his hands and fingers literally close over him in order to protect his body as much as possible. It forms quite the horrifying, yet tragic look for the villain as it's clear that his mind is giving way to the immense pressure his power is putting on him. Thankfully, Izuku's arrived just in time to take on this powerful new form.
How do you feel about Shigaraki's "ideal" new form? Does this work as a final form for the villain? Do you think there's still one more transformation on the way? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!