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The Forest Training Camp Arc (林間 (りんかん) 合宿 (がっしゅく) (へん) Rinkan Gasshuku Hen?) also called the School Trip Arc, is the eighth story arc in My Hero Academia and the eighth story arc in the U.A. Beginnings Saga.

U.A.'s first semester has ended and summer break has begun; Class 1-A and Class 1-B go on a school trip to a training camp under the supervision of the hero team, the Wild, Wild Pussycats, and their homeroom teachers. But before they can prepare, they are ambushed by the League of Villains' Vanguard Action Squad, leaving them to once again fight for their lives.


The Hero Incident

The Police Force arrives at the Kiyashi Ward Shopping Mall after Ochaco called them. The Police Force temporarily close down the mall in order to find Tomura Shigaraki along with the local Heroes. However, the Police Force and the local heroes could not find Tomura. Naomasa Tsukauchi takes Izuku to the Police Station to be questioned by him about the event that transpired. The event occurring between Izuku and Tomura has been named “The Hero Incident”. As a result of The Hero Incident, the Police Force created a special task force in response to the League of Villains' actions.

At the Police Station, Naomasa questions Izuku about Tomura and their conversation. Although the information Izuku provides is nothing new, Naomasa thanks Izuku for the information and praises Izuku for being level headed during his confrontation with Tomura. The Police investigator is glad about Izuku's actions because collateral damage was kept to a minimum and no lives were lost.

Outside the Police Station, All Might greets Izuku and Naomasa, he apologizes to Izuku for not being there. Thinking about his conversation with Tomura, Izuku asks All Might if there were times when he failed to save someone. All Might tells Izuku that there were many times he couldn't save someone, All Might modestly admits that he is only human and cannot save everyone. All Might notes that his title, the Symbol of Peace, serves to inspire people and Heroes to play their roles so that more people can be saved. Izuku’s mother arrives to pick Izuku up, Izuku comforts his crying mother, telling her that everything is fine. After Izuku and his mother leave, Naomasa theorizes that Tomura will probably target other students and decides that Hero schools must exercise more caution and become more proactive in implementing counter measures against villains. Naomasa advises All Might that leaving U.A. is also an option, but All Might decides against it. Naomasa concludes their conversation by saying that they will capture All For One this time, to which All Might agrees.[1]

The next day at U.A., Shota informs Class 1-A that the destination for their lodge trip has been changed and the new destination will only be announced on the day of the event. The first semester has come to a close and summer break has begun.

On the day of the forest lodge trip, Class 1-A and 1-B prepare to board buses. After Neito fails to mock Class 1-A due to Itsuka, Class 1-A boards a bus that will take them to the forest lodge destination. On the bus, Shota tries to inform his students that the bus will be stopping in one-hour intervals. However, Class 1-A are fooling around and pay no heed to their teacher. Shota decides to let their behavior slide and notes that their days of fooling around are numbered.

Class 1-A's School Trip Begins

An hour later, Class 1-A’s bus stops for a restroom break. However, Class 1-A notes that Class 1-B isn’t at the rest stop. Suddenly, two females wearing cat-like costumes and a small boy appear. The females excitedly introduce themselves as the professional Hero Team, The Pussycats. The brown-haired female explains to Class 1-A that they will be staying at the base of a mountain which is a part of their domain; they have three hours to reach the base of the mountain using their Quirks as they please and those who don’t arrive there by 12:30 pm won’t be served lunch. Soon, Class 1-A realizes that they have already arrived at their destination and their training camp has already begun with the Pussycats being their supervisors. Some of Class 1-A try to leave, but Pixie-Bob uses her Quirk to create a landslide of dirt that causes Class 1-A to fall into a forest called The Beast's Forest, which they must traverse to reach their destination. Suddenly, Class 1-A are confronted by a beast. Koji tries using his Quirk to control the beast but it does not work due to the beast being made out of the dirt. Izuku, Shoto, Tenya and Katsuki mobilize and use their Quirks to destroy the clay beast.

The black haired female notes that the training camp he has organized has been well thought out. Shota attributes it to the fact that the increased number of villains has forced the first years to take the accelerated year course (usually reserved for second years) so that they have the skills and knowledge to fend for themselves. Shota lets the Pussycats handle the beginning portion of Class 1-A’s training camp and leaves. The Pussycats decide to head back to the mountain base, however, the small boy is unenthusiastic.[2]

After Izuku, Tenya, Shoto, and Katsuki destroy the dirt beast, Class 1-A begins traversing the Beast's Forest. However, the journey through the forest to the cabin takes around about eight hours. Class 1-A arrive at the facility, battered and tired. It is now 5:20 pm in the evening. Pixie-Bob admits that she thought they would take longer to get to the facility. She praises Class 1-A for figuring out her Earth Beasts quickly and easily. Pixie-Bob then commends Izuku, Tenya, Shoto, and Katsuki for taking quick action against one of her Earth Beasts and concludes that they have experienced action against villains.

Kota's Past: The Disillusioned Youth

Izuku then asks about the boy, Kota and wonders if one of them is his mother. Mandalay explains to Izuku that Kota is her nephew and asks him to say hello to Class 1-A. Izuku introduces himself to Kota. Suddenly, Kota punches Izuku in his crotch and begins walking away. Tenya goes to check on Izuku and admonishes Kota for his actions. However, Kota harshly replies that he doesn’t want to be with people who want to become corny Heroes. After Kota walks away, Shota instructs Class 1-A to fetch their luggage from the bus and put in their rooms. After doing so, he tells them to go to the dining hall for dinner and afterwards, take a bath and relax. Shota tells Class 1-A that their training begins tomorrow morning.

After fetching their luggage and putting it in their rooms, Class 1-A head to the dining hall and have dinner; they enjoy the delicious food that the Pussycats provide them. After finishing dinner, Class 1-A go to the hot springs for a bath, one side for males and another side for females, which is divided by a wooden wall. On the boys' side of the bath, Minoru notes that the bath schedules for the males and females have overlapped and as a result, the females of Class 1-A are also at the hot springs. Tenya demands Minoru to restrain himself. However, Minoru is unable to contain his desires and begins scaling the wall to look on the other side. As he reaches the top, Kota appears and pushes Minoru down, reprimanding Minoru for his perverted behavior, Minoru curses Kota as he begins falling back down. The females of Class 1-A thank Kota for stopping Minoru, Kota accidentally looks at the Class 1-A females and falls into the males' hot springs from shock, Izuku catches Kota using One For All Full Cowl.

Izuku brings the unconscious Kota to the cabin’s office who has passed out from the fear of falling. In the office, Mandalay thanks Izuku for being there to help him. Izuku notes that Kota doesn’t like the concept of heroes and explains that he along with many others grew up in an environment where they wanted to become heroes, Izuku is surprised that Kota has a jaded view on heroes. Mandalay explains that there are people in the world who don’t like Heroes and if Kota had a normal upbringing, then he would have grown up to idolize heroes as well. Pixie-Bob arrives and tells Izuku that Kota's parents were once heroes who lost their lives on the job. Pixie-bob explains that two years ago, Kota's parents, Water Hose, sacrificed themselves to save civilians from a villain and as a result, they were hailed as true heroes. However, Kota was devastated by the deaths of his parents and believed they had abandoned him to focus on their jobs instead, which caused Kota to begin resenting heroes and villains. After his parents' deaths, Kota went to live with the Pussycats, only going there because he didn't have anywhere else to go. Upon hearing Kota’s backstory, Izuku is reminded of his encounter with Tomura and his similar resentments towards Heroes; Izuku begins to understand that not all people have the same opinion.

Quirk Training

The next day at 5:30 AM, Class 1-A are outside the training camp cabin. Shota greets his students and tells them that they will undergo reinforcement training and explains that the training camp’s purpose is to strengthen their Quirks which will allow Class 1-A to obtain their temporary licenses. Shota tells Katsuki to perform the pitch from the Quirk Apprehension Test. Katsuki throws his pitch; however, Katsuki’s pitch records at 709.6 m, which is a minor increase from his last pitch. Some of Class 1-A are surprised with the lack of difference with Katsuki's new pitch as they were expecting it to be immensely higher. Shota explains that Class 1-A has gained much experience and definitely have grown, but the growth has only been emotionally and technical. Shota tells Class 1-A that it is now time to focus on physical growth; he notes they have now realized from Katsuki’s new pitch that their Quirks have improved only a little. Shota declares that from today onward, they will be focusing on upgrading their Quirks.[3]

Class 1-B arrives at the Pussycats' cabin where the training camp is taking place. Class 1-B's teacher, the Blood Hero: Vlad King, informs his class that they will improve and upgrade their Quirks by pushing their Quirks to the limit which will make their Quirks stronger. Class 1-B then witness Class 1-A's training. Many from Class 1-A are pushing their Quirks to the limit in unfavorable conditions in order to strengthen their Quirks such as Katsuki using Explosions in boiling water. Some students from Class 1-B doubt if they, along with Class 1-A, can all be trained and supervised all at once. The Pussycats (the entire team) consisting of Mandalay, Pixie-Bob, Ragdoll, and Tiger introduce themselves and their Quirks to Class 1-B. Tiger asks any student with simple power augmenting Quirks to go to him. Izuku is seen stretching and Tiger asks Izuku to attack him, Izuku uses 5% Detroit Smash but Tiger is able to dodge Izuku's move effortlessly. Tiger retaliates by punching Izuku and notes that his muscle fibers have not yet teared. Shota explains to Class 1-B that the Pussycats have large area-of-effect Quirks that can help and train dozens of students all at once, saying that it is the best way of advancing everyone's Quirks in a short span of time. Tiger encourages Izuku to push his Quirk to the limit, Izuku gets up and understands that it is up to him now to discipline and train his body in order to use more of One For All's power. Izuku begins stretching his body vigorously again while Tiger encourages him further. Behind a tree, a silent Kota is watching.

Later that day at 4:00 PM, Pixie-Bob and Ragdoll provide Class 1-A food materials and tell them that they must make their own food from now on. Tenya sees this as survival skill training and motivates his class to start making curry. Class 1-A begin making their own curry, Mina asks Shoto to make some fire, causing Momo to remind everyone to not rely on someone else otherwise they won’t learn how to make food on their own. Shoto decides to help Mina anyway and lights a fire for her. After finishing their cooking, Class 1-A decide to eat their curry. Watching from afar, Kota notes that their training is a waste of time and leaves. Izuku notices Kota while walking back to his class.

Kota's Hatred: Evil Makes Its Move

On a cliff, Kota is sitting alone. Suddenly, Izuku approaches Kota with a bowl of curry, surprising Kota. Izuku offers the curry to Kota after surmising that he didn't have anything to eat, having managed to find Kota due to his footprints; Kota harshly tells Izuku that he doesn’t want any of his food or company and demands that he leaves. Izuku notes that Kota's parents were the water-type Quirk users, Water Hoses. Kota is infuriated that Izuku knows about his parents and surmises that Mandalay told him. However, Izuku tells Kota that he knows their names after hearing about them. Izuku offers his condolences, but Kota doesn't take heed of it. Kota expresses his contempt for the current society of heroes and villains as well as for their usage of Quirks, angry that they only use Quirks to inflict violence. Feeling sympathetic towards Kota's circumstances, Izuku tells Kota a story about a Quirkless boy who rejected the reality of not having a Quirk; Izuku explains that the moral of the story is to accept reality as rejecting it only hurts one even more. Kota becomes infuriated and orders Izuku to leave. Izuku leaves the curry on the ground and apologizes, then walks away.

Meanwhile, a few kilometers away from the training camp, Dabi and Himiko along with two masked villains appear. One of the masked villains demands that they attack immediately. However, the other masked villain calms his compatriot as it is not time yet. Dabi tells his fellow villains that they are just sending a warning signal. Dabi notes that the Heroes will fall for the sake of a brighter future.[4]

Himiko expresses her dislike for the equipment’s design she is wearing, but one of the masked villains inform her that the equipment functioning properly and purpose matter only. The other masked villain is still restless and desires action, causing Dabi to order his fellow villains to be quiet and that they will only attack when all ten of them are together. Soon, three other villains show up with one of them apologizing for arriving late. Dabi informs his fellow villains that the success rate of their job depends on their experience which they all have. Dabi informs them about their first attack which will show the Heroes that their peaceful lives are at an end.

The next day which is the third day of the lodge trip; it is the afternoon and Class 1-A along with Class 1-B are undergoing their Quirk strengthening training. Shota is instructing Mina, Hanta, Rikido, Eijiro, and Denki in their training. Shota gives advice to the remedials on increasing the power of their Quirks; Shota then scolds Ochaco and Yuga to train harder since they passed their tests by the skin of their teeth. Shota tells Class 1-A to not forget their fundamental drive as that will help them improve and progress. Izuku asks Shota if any more teachers will come to the lodge, Shota replies that they only came with the minimum amount of personnel needed to help with Class 1-A and Class 1-B’s training and as such no more teachers will be arriving with Ragdoll noting that they had All Might stay away due to him being a target. Pixie-Bob changes topic and informs the students that tonight they will be playing a game: a test of courage.

That evening, Class 1-A and 1-B are cooking themselves dinner. Shoto asks Izuku what he wanted to talk to All Might about, Izuku replies that he wanted to talk to him about Kota. However, Izuku sees that Kota is not around and surmises that he went back to his secret base. Izuku tells Shoto that Kota doesn’t like the idea of a superhero society with Quirks and is unable to help him out with words. Izuku asks Shoto for advice. Shoto tells Izuku that words alone will not help Kota since he would find reasoning from strangers to be pretentious. Shoto advises Izuku to tell him about what heroes are doing and the help heroes will bring to humanity. Shoto tells Izuku that he believes that action speaks louder than words. Izuku becomes encouraged from hearing Shoto’s advice and knows Shoto is correct. Class 1-A and 1-B finish dinner.

Later that night, Class 1-A and Class 1-B are preparing for the test of courage. However, Shota drags Mina, Rikido, Eijiro, Hanta, and Denki away because they must have review lessons with him. Afterwards, Pixie-Bob and Ragdoll explain the test of courage: the game will take place in the forest with both classes having an opportunity to be the scarers and scarees; Class 1-B will the scarers and Class 1-A the scarees. Class 1-B must scare as many students as possible to win while Class 1-A must find cards with their names on it to prove that they went into the forest. Classes will exchange turns after fifteen minutes and the game will begin again with Class 1-A being the scarers and Class 1-B being the scarees. The class that scared more students than the other class will be the winner. The test of courage begins.

The Vanguard Action Squad: The League of Villains Strike Back

After twelve minutes, the fifth pair from Class 1-A which is Ochaco and Tsuyu enter the forest. Inside the forest, Juzo and Itsuka praise Yui for her scaring tactic. Out of nowhere, smoke appears which causes Juzo to faint. Itsuka realizes that the smoke is dangerous and covers her mouth, then she covers Yui with her Quirk, telling Yui to not inhale the smoke as it is poisonous. Suddenly, the poisonous smoke covers the entire forest; the Pussycats and the remainder of Class 1-A see black smoke arising from the forest. Somewhere in the forest, Dabi commands the League of Villains "Vanguard Action Squad" to attack. Himiko sneaks up behind Ochaco and Tsuyu. Two villains appear in front of the Pussycats and the remainder of Class 1-A; they attack and knockout Pixie-Bob. The Pussycats prepare to take action while Izuku realizes that Kota is alone and defenseless. Kota is sitting at his secret base, unaware that a villain is behind him.[5]

Shota takes Denki, Mina, Eijiro, Rikido, and Hanta back into the facility for supplementary lessons, intending to teach them how to conduct themselves during a crisis. Inside, the five remedials of Class 1-A see Neito, who is apparently also in need of supplementary lessons. Before the supplementary lessons can begin, Mandalay uses her Telepathy to contact Shota, Vlad King, and the remedials and warns them about the villain invasion. Shota orders Vlad King to protect the remedial students while he heads outside to protect the students. Shota is outside the facility and notes that the situation isn’t good. Suddenly, Dabi appears next to Shota and smothers him in flames since he and the other Pro Heroes are not the targets.

Outside the forest, the sword-wielding villain introduces himself as part of the League of Villains' Vanguard Action Squad while the other villain threatens Pixie-Bob’s life. Tiger prepares to take action, but the sword-wielding villain tells him to back off as Pixie-Bob’s life is decided by Stain’s word. Tenya wonders if Stain is responsible for this; the sword-wielding villain recognizes Tenya as the one who brought Stain’s terror to an end. The sword-wielding villain decides to reveal his name which is Spinner. Spinner unravels his sword (a sword clustered together by dozens of bladed weapons) and declares that he is the one who will carry on Stain’s dream. Tiger criticizes the villains for scarring Pixie-Bob and calls their actions reprehensible, Spinner notes that Heroes don’t have the luxury of a happy life and prepares to attack. Mandalay and Tiger prepare to battle Spinner, Mandalay tells Tiger that she has left the safety of the students in Ragdoll’s hands. Mandalay tells the Class 1-A students to leave and orders Tenya to take the lead. As Tenya leads his classmates away, Izuku tells Tenya to go on ahead as he informs Mandalay about the villains’ objective.

Back in the smoke covered forest, Kendo carries Yui and Juzo with her Quirk, trying to find a safe place. Kendo runs into Tetsutetsu and Ibara who are wearing masks. Tetsutetsu informs Kendo that Momo Yaoyorozu was nearby and made masks for them. He also tells Kendo that Yosetsu is leading some of Class 1-A to the Class 1-B safe zone for aid. Tetsutetsu gives Kendo, Yui and Juzo masks. After Kendo and Yui put their masks on with Yui putting a mask on the unconscious Juzo, Kendo thinks that they should head back to the facility. However, Tetsutetsu refuses to flee and decides to stay and fight, telling Kendo to take care of Ibara. Kendo questions Tetsutetsu’s actions, to which Tetsutetsu tells Kendo why he has decided to fight; Tetsutetsu knows that the only way to become a true Hero and save people from evil is to expose themselves to danger which will allow them to grow into true heroes and promises to defeat the villains.

Meanwhile, Kota is confronted by the masked villain. He is communicated by Mandalay who asks him to return to the facility and apologizes for being unable to help him. The masked villain comments on Kota’s stylish hat and wonders if the boy will trade the hat for the mask he despises. However, Kota begins running away as the villain takes off his mask. The villain uses his Quirk to jump in front of Kota. Kota sees the villain’s face and becomes shocked. Kota remembers watching the news about the villain who murdered his parents, Water Hose. The villain has a simple augmenting strength Quirk and his most defining feature is the deep scar across his left eye left by the Water Hose duo. Kota realizes that the villain in front of him is none other than the villain who murdered his parents. The scarred villain prepares to attack while Kota cries and becomes immobilized from fear.

Suddenly, Izuku appears and saves Kota from the villain’s attack. Izuku analyses the situation, his phone is broken as a result of tumbling to the ground from saving Kota and didn’t tell anyone about his location, thus he doesn’t have any way of communicating for backup. Izuku notes that his top priority is to protect Kota from the villain since he is the only one standing in the villain’s way. With no other options available, Izuku decides to fight the villain to protect Kota. Izuku tells Kota to not worry because he will save him no matter what; Izuku activates One For All Full Cowl and prepares to fight the villain who murdered Kota’s parents.[6]

In the forest, Shoto (while carrying an injured Kosei Tsuburaba) and Katsuki run through the forest. Seeing that the situation is chaotic, Shoto decides that they should head back to the facility to regroup. While running to the facility, Shoto and Katsuki suddenly encounter a villain. Katsuki asks Shoto who is supposed to be ahead of them, to which Shoto answers Fumikage Tokoyami and Mezo Shoji. The villain is admiring something on the ground; a severed arm. However, the villain realizes he has work to do and cannot afford to be distracted by the severed arm. The villain turns his attention to Katsuki and Shoto.

Outside the forest, Mandalay fights Spinner. Spinner is about to strike Mandalay with his sword. However, Mandalay uses Telepath to distract her opponent, allowing Mandalay to evade. Mandalay slashes Spinner with her cat claws, injuring Spinner. Seeing her fellow villain in trouble, Magne uses her Quirk to pull Mandalay towards herself. Suddenly, Tiger punches Magne which frees Mandalay from Magne's grasp. Tiger punches Magne again, but this time Magne is able to block Tiger's attack. While getting up, Mandalay informs Tiger that she is unable to communicate with Ragdoll, which she considers strange since she normally answers her immediately.

Izuku vs. Muscular

Meanwhile, Izuku Midoriya prepares to fight the villain while protecting Kota. The villain takes off his cloak and activates his Quirk. The battle between Izuku and the villain begins. However, Muscular overpowers Izuku in both offense and defense with Izuku barely being able to keep up. Izuku is shocked at the incredible strength and speed of the villain's Quirk. Izuku activates One For All Full Cowl again and punches the villain. Surprisingly, Izuku's enhanced punch doesn't do anything against the villain. The villain smacks Izuku onto the ground again and reveals that his Quirk is Muscle Augmentation which enables him to augment the muscle fibers that sit beneath his skin, granting him great strength and speed. Muscular mocks Izuku's Quirk and laughs at Izuku's pitiful strength.

Just as the villain is about to finish Izuku off. Kota throws a rock at Muscular. Kota asks the villain if he tormented his parents just as he is tormenting Izuku. Muscular is surprised that the Water Horse duo had a child and considers their meeting to be fate. Kota blames the villain for his evil actions. However, the villain criticizes Kota for trying to put the fault on him while admitting that he does not hold any grudges for the loss of his eye. Muscular mocks the Water Horse Duo for thinking that they could stop him with their pathetic power and prepares to strike Kota.

Suddenly, Izuku jumps at Muscular using One For All Full Cowl, telling him that he is the one at fault. Izuku analyzes that the villain's speed surpasses his own and the only slight chance of victory is to close their speed gaps. Izuku punches the villain with his broken arm, trapping it between the villain's muscle fibers. The villain mocks Izuku for thinking that his plan to put them in a position where speed doesn’t matter will work since his inferior strength won't save him. However, Izuku tells the villain that his job as a hero is to put his life on the line for the sake of others; with no other choice, Izuku decides to unleash his Quirk's full power: One For All 100%.[7]

Izuku uses One For All 100% against the villain, which blasts the villain with great force into the cliffside and also partially destroys the cliff due to the great impact. Kota is sent flying away, but Izuku manages to grab Kota’s shirt with his mouth and drags him back onto the cliff. After apologizing, Izuku decides that they should quickly escape while the villain is incapacitated. However, the villain is revealed to have used his Muscle Augmentation to reduce the impact of Izuku’s One For All 100%, although Izuku’s attack did injure the villain. Muscular compliments Izuku while Izuku is shocked that his full power did nothing Under stress and unable to think of a plan, Izuku tries talking his way out of this fight by asking the villain about the League of Villains’ goal. Muscular doesn't care about Izuku's question and joined the League of Villains just to have fun. Muscular removes his artificial eye with another one to show that he is being serious.

Terror of the Vanguard Action Squad's Muscular: Izuku's Unwavering Heroism!

Izuku orders Kota to grab on to him, Izuku uses One For All Full Cowl to jump and run away from the villain. Izuku manages to avoid the villain’s first attack, but barely avoids the villain’s second strike which sends Izuku and Kota tumbling to the cliff again. The heavily injured Izuku believes going to the facility is the best option but realizes that his speed won't be able to outrun Muscular. Izuku quickly forgets about the plan considering the grave circumstances he is in and decides that he has no choice but to defeat the villain. Izuku tells Kota to run back to the facility as fast as he can the second he clashes with the villain. Kota doubts Izuku’s strategy due to his attacks proving to be futile. Izuku uses 100% Detroit Smash against Muscular which keeps him at bay. Izuku orders Kota to escape while he still can but the villain considers Izuku’s struggle to be in vain. The villain begins overpowering Izuku’s attack and begins pushing him into the ground while demanding blood and death. Izuku is barely able to hold back the villain’s strength and apologizes to his mother and All Might; Izuku remembers that All Might surpassed his 100% when he fought Nomu.

Izuku is shoved into the ground by the villain. Suddenly, Kota blasts water at the villain, demanding that he stop. However, the villain says that he will kill Kota after he is done with Izuku. Furious, Izuku refuses to let the villain kill Kota and begins pushing back the villain, eventually pushing the villain off him. Izuku pours out all of his strength, going over his limits, using 100% Delaware-Detroit Smash against the villain, a powerful smack with incredible force that smashes the villain into the cliff. The villain’s artificial eye pops out and the villain becomes incapacitated due to the great force of Izuku’s attack.

Kota is in disbelief that Izuku would go so far to protect him even though he doesn’t know anything about him, as he remembers what Mandalay told him; that one day he will understand why his parents sacrificed themselves to protect the lives of others when he goes through a similar situation. He will also understand that Heroes risk their lives to save people so that one day someone can call them “My Hero”. Kota cries in disbelief while Izuku yells in triumph.[8]

At the League of Villains’ hideout, Kurogiri wonders if the Vanguard Action Squad will be able to handle the mission. Tomura assures Kurogiri that they will be fine. Tomura decides that it is not time for him to reappear and begins to comment on his gameplay. Tomura realizes that his gameplay was faulty when he first attempted to murder All Might and now has decided to let his pawns take down the ones up high before aiming for the final boss. Tomura explains that he intends for the Vanguard Action Squad to make a crack in the superhuman society, noting that the Vanguard Action Squad’s endeavors at Class 1-A and 1-B's training camp will be a blow for the Pro Heroes whether they succeed or not. Kurogiri questions if the Vanguard Action Squad means nothing to him, but Tomura rebuffs Kurogiri’s claim, saying that he respects the Vanguard Action Squad’s strength and personally hopes they succeed. Tomura continues to say that while they have their differences, they can rely on each other because both he and Kurogiri are not the only ones oppressed by society’s rules.

Back at the cliff, Izuku has defeated Muscular who is now unconscious. Izuku notes that his job isn’t finished and must inform Shota and the Pussycats about the enemy’s strength. Izuku tells Kota that they can leave the unconscious Muscular where he is because he won’t be waking up anytime soon. Izuku says to Kota that the wildfires will be a detriment and tells Kota that they need his Quirk. Izuku asks Kota to use his Quirk to save them just as he saved Kota. Izuku has Kota jump onto his back and starts running back to the facility.

Meanwhile, Dabi has attacked Shota. However, Shota easily dodges Dabi’s attack. Shota counterattacks and easily overwhelms Dabi using his Capturing Weapon and melee combat. Having apprehended Dabi, Shota demands information, but Dabi refuses. Shota sees the wildfires and wonders what is going on, Tenya, Mashirao, Minoru, and Koji arrive at the facility. Suddenly, Dabi breaks free of Shota’s grasp but Shota still has his Capturing Weapon around Dabi. Suddenly, Dabi begins melting into a pubble and disappears. Shota orders Tenya, Mashirao, Minoru, and Koji to go into the facility. Shota decides to head into the forest.

Somewhere in the forest, it is revealed that the Dabi Shota was fighting was a clone courtesy of a villain called Twice with a duplicating Quirk. The real Dabi asks the duplicating Quirk villain to make two doubles of him so that he can resume his fight with Shota, to which Twice complies.

Izuku and Kota are running through the forest and spot Shota. Izuku decides to leave Kota’s protection to Shota and heads off to seek Mandalay. However, Shota stops Izuku before he can run off, asking Izuku to relay a message to her.

Shota's Message: Class 1-A and 1-B Make a Stand!

Outside the forest, Mandalay and Tiger continue fighting Spinner and Magne respectively. Magne manages to continue holding his own against Tiger while Spinner manages to give Mandalay trouble. Just as Spinner is about to attack Mandalay with his bladed weapon, Izuku appears and lunges with his legs empowered by One For All Full Cowl which destroys the bladed weapon, much to Spinner’s shock. After tumbling to the ground, Izuku informs Mandalay that Kota is safe and asks her to communicate Shota’s message.

Mandalay uses her Telepath and sends Shota’s message to Class 1-A and 1-B: he authorizes them for combat. This means that the students of Class 1-A and 1-B will be able to fight back against the Vanguard Action Squad. In the forest, Shota realizes that the villains’ goal is targeting the students and has no choice but to allow the students to defend themselves since the situation is a matter of life or death. Shota decides that he will take the punishment as a result of his authorization and hopes that the students don’t get themselves killed.[9]

Shota takes Kota to safety, surmising that Izuku’s adrenaline is preventing him from experiencing the pain of his Quirk’s overuse. Kota wonders if Izuku will be alright, crying that he didn’t get a chance to apologize. Shota tells Kota that Izuku will be alright and advises him to thank Izuku the next time he sees him.

The battle between Mandalay and Spinner as well as Tiger and Magne continues in earnest. Izuku tells Mandalay that one of the villains’ goal is to capture Katsuki and asks her to inform everyone about it. As Izuku sprints to the forest, Magne realizes that Izuku defeated Muscular he knows about one of their goals. Magne tries to attack Izuku, but Spinner intercepts which allows Izuku to escape. Magne is displeased with Spinner’s action, Spinner says that Stain deemed Izuku worthy of being a Hero and he will respect that opinion as well. Mandalay sees that Spinner has left his guard down and kicks him in the face, knocking him down. Izuku enters the forest while Mandalay uses her Telepathy to inform everyone that Katsuki must avoid fighting since he is one of the targets.

Meanwhile, Shoto engages in combat with the restrained villain (known as Moonfish), using his ice to block the villain’s teeth enlarging Quirk. Moonfish proves to be highly skilled, being able to break through Shoto’s ice and nearly hit Katsuki with one of his teeth, only to be intercepted by Shoto’s ice. Shoto warns Katsuki to not use his Explosion Quirk due to the fear of igniting the poisonous gas and causing more chaos, much to Katsuki’s annoyance. Moonfish continues breaking through Shoto’s ice defenses with his teeth enlarging Quirk while also using his teeth to maneuver himself around. Shoto analyses that retreat is not possible since they will get caught in the gas and concludes that he and Katsuki are in a bind.

Tetsutetsu and Itsuka continue walking through the forest, Itsuka realizes that the gas is not dispersing and surmises that a villain is manipulating the gas; they decide to find the villain responsible for the gas. Tetsutetsu and Itsuka eventually reach the source of the poisonous gas, Tetsutetsu prepares to attack Mustard, but the young villain was aware of their presence and took out his gun, firing it at Tetsutetsu.

The Battle Intensifies: The True Power of Fumikage's Dark Shadow!

Elsewhere in the forest, Izuku continues his search for Katsuki. Out of nowhere, a giant shadow claw is about to attack Izuku; Izuku tries to defend himself, but his adrenaline begins wearing off and starts to feel great pain which stops him from moving. However, Izuku is saved by Mezo. Mezo decides to carry Izuku on his back after seeing his grievous injuries. Mezo explains to Izuku that he and Fumikage were ambushed by Moonfish. He covered for Fumikage and as a result, he lost one of his tentacles. Consequently, the ambush caused Fumikage to lose control of his Quirk that he was desperately trying to keep under control, Dark Shadow.

Izuku and Mezo turn their attention to Fumikage. Fumikage has been restrained by Dark Shadow, who is now larger and more ferocious due to the power of darkness. The empowered and berserk Dark Shadow begins taking control of Fumikage’s body. Struggling, Fumikage pleads Izuku and Mezo to run away from him otherwise they will die. Izuku watches in shock.[10]

The rampaging Dark Shadow attacks and destroys several trees around it. Then, Dark Shadow attacks Mezo and Izuku, but Mezo is able to dodge at the last moment. After Mezo holding Izuku maneuvers behind a tree, Mezo sees Dark Shadow attacking anything that moves or makes, and he also notes that Fumikage’s regret and indignation are intensifying Dark Shadow’s control over Fumikage and Fumikage's own power. Fumikage pleads Mezo and Izuku to save the others and forget about him. Mezo informs Izuku that they need light to calm Dark Shadow down so that Fumikage can regain control, although Izuku is indecisive as to save who. Dark Shadow attacks again; prompting Mezo to ask Izuku to make a decision whether to save Katsuki or Fumikage. Izuku apologizes to Mezo as he cannot make such a decision and instead has a plan.

Elsewhere in the forest, Mustard destroys Tetsutetsu’s mask. Tetsutetsu holds his breath and tries attacking again, but Mustard fires his gun again, which stops Tetsutetsu. Mustard criticizes Tetsutetsu for only using brawns instead of strategy; he senses Itsuka’s presence nearby and fires at her. However, Tetsutetsu uses his steel body to block the gas user's attack, saving Itsuka. Tetsutetsu is injured in the process and starts becoming dizzy due to the gas. Mustard tells the duo that he can sense anything in the gas that he controls. Mustard mocks Tetsutetsu’s Quirk as well as lack of intelligence and is disappointed that despite training to be a hero, he doesn’t use strategy. The villain expresses his frustration at U.A.'s system and takes his anger out on Tetsutetsu by firing more bullets. Suddenly, Itsuka enlarges her right hand and smacks Mustard away. Seeing that the gas is a hindrance, Itsuka enlarges her hands and uses them to swirl the gas away, Itsuka mocks Mustard for acting cowardly by using a gun to fight. Mustard prepares to fire his gun at Itsuka for her insult. Out of nowhere, Tetsutetsu appears behind the villain, who was unable to notice Tetsutetsu’s presence due to the gas dispersing courtesy of Itsuka. Tetsutetsu holds his breath and punches Mustard in the face with his steel fist, which crushes his mask and in the process causes him to become unconscious. The victorious Tetsutetsu lies down on the ground and regains his breath.

Meanwhile, although the battle is not in their favor, Shoto and Katsuki continue their battle with Moonfish. Shoto is unable to fight properly due to carrying Kosei. Shoto tries his best to keep Moonfish at bay by blocking his path with ice. Katsuki becomes furious that he is unable to fight back, thinking that firing a huge explosion should stop Moonfish, but Shoto warns Katsuki that the huge explosion will limit their visibility and give the villain more attacking opportunities. When Mezo and Izuku arrive at Katsuki and Shoto's location, Mezo asks one of them to make light. Before he can explain further, Moonfish senses Mezo and Izuku’s presence and sends one of his teeth to attack them. Suddenly, the rampaging Dark Shadow appears and uses its enormous claw to crush Moonfish, destroying Moonfish’s teeth. Shoto and Katsuki are surprised at what transpired. Izuku’s plan was to lure the rampaging Dark Shadow to their location by creating decoys from Mezo’s Replicant Arms which worked. When Izuku is happy to see Katsuki, Izuku is glad that he does not have to save only one of his classmates and sacrifice the other.[11]

Katsuki and Shoto are surprised at what happened. Shoji asks Katsuki and Shoto to make light with their Quirks to calm down Dark Shadow. Before Shoto can act, Katsuki tells Shoto to wait. Moonfish gets back up using his teeth and is enraged, shouting that only he is allowed to harm the kids. Moonfish attacks the rampaging Dark Shadow with his teeth, but Dark Shadow is not affected or even harmed by Moonfish's counterattack. Dark Shadow grabs Moonfish and smashes him through several trees, which heavily injures Moonfish and incapacitates him. Dark Shadow throws the incapacitated Moonfish aside. With Moonfish defeated, Katsuki and Shoto manage to get close to Fumikage and use their Quirks, which calms down Dark Shadow; Dark Shadow reduces in size and retracts back into Fumikage, allowing Fumikage to return to normal.

The Dark Side Wavers: Protect Katsuki!

Now back in control, Fumikage thanks Katsuki and Shoto for saving him. Mezo is glad that Fumikage is fine. However, Fumikage is regretful that he couldn’t conceal his anger when Mezo lost one of his arms, which caused him to release Dark Shadow out of anger and lose control due to being enraged and spurred on by Dark Shadow’s own rage. Fumikage is guilty of harming Mezo; Mezo tells Fumikage that he doesn’t need to feel guilty.

Izuku tells Fumikage that their top priority is to protect Katsuki, who is the target of the villains’. Izuku decides that they should escort Katsuki back to the facility and take a shortcut through the forest to do so; Izuku thinks that with the power of Mezo’s scouting capabilities, Shoto’s powerful Quirk and the unrivaled power of Fumikage’s Dark Shadow, escorting Katsuki will be a cinch. However, Katsuki is angry that he needs protecting and refuses their help. The Bakugo Escort Squad (consisting of Mezo, Shoto, Izuku, and Fumikage) begin escorting a begrudging Katsuki back to the facility.

A few moments earlier before the Bakugo Escort Squad was formed, Tsuyu and Ochaco are fighting Himiko Toga who managed to slightly wound Ochaco’s arm. Himiko notes that her Quirk requires her to make big wounds in order to suck her targets’ blood. However, thanks to her machine, her Quirk’s weakness is compensated by the machine’s ability to drain blood from tiny wounds. Himiko begins to attack, to which Tsuyu responds by flinging Ochaco away with her tongue. Tsuyu tells Ochaco to run back to the facility; Himiko strikes Tsuyu's tongue with her knife and holds her against a tree. Ochaco runs back to Tsuyu and dodges Himiko's attack. Ochaco uses her martial arts and apprehends Himiko.

With Himiko on the ground and apprehended, Ochaco tells Tsuyu to restrain her arms. However, Himiko begins talking to Ochaco, calling her spectacular while noting that they are similar. Himiko says that they are in love with someone. Himiko tells Ochaco that she knows how she feels because they are girls. Himiko begins talking about people who are in love strive to be like the ones they love. Himiko’s talking enrages Ochaco. Himiko notes that love stories are fun and uses her machine to stab Ochaco’s leg, who was unable to stop her due to being caught off guard with Himiko’s talking. Himiko begins draining Ochaco’s blood.

Suddenly, the Bakugo Escort Team arrives and sees Ochaco. Himiko stops draining Ochaco’s blood and pushes Ochaco aside, not wanting to engage a large group of enemies and not wanting to die. Before retreating, Himiko sees Izuku and blushes. Himiko retreats with Ochaco wanting to follow her, but Tsuyu stops her due to Himiko’s Quirk being largely unknown. After seeing that Ochaco and Tsuyu are alright, Izuku asks them to join the escort. However, Ochaco and Tsuyu wonder why Katsuki isn’t with them. Mezo, Shoto, and Izuku turn around only to find that Fumikage and Katsuki are missing.

Suddenly, a masked villain appears on a tree branch and reveals that he used his “magic” to take Katsuki by turning him into a marble. The masked magician-like villain states that the heroes don’t deserve someone of Katsuki’s caliber and notes that Katsuki will shine even brighter on the villains’ side. Izuku demands that he give Katsuki back.[12]

The Bakugo Escort Squad, Ochaco, and Tsuyu come face to face with the magician villain, known as Mr. Compress who has kidnapped Katsuki. Izuku demands that he gives Katsuki back because he would never work with villains due to being his own person. Shoto freezes the tree but Compress evades Shoto’s attack. Mr. Compress states they are attacking the training camp to make a point; that they are proving there is not just one perspective to look at only. Mr. Compress criticizes the U.A. students’ for having their perspectives and values been chosen for them, displeased that there is no free will. Mezo realizes that Fumikage has also been taken. Shoto surmises that the villain sneaked up behind them and kidnapped Katsuki and Fumikage. Mr. Compress explains that his mission was to capture only Katsuki, but after seeing Fumikage overpower and defeat Moonfish so easily, he decided to kidnap Fumikage as well because of his powerful Quirk and notes that he will prove to be useful. Shoto hands Kosei to Ochaco. After doing so, Shoto uses his Giant Ice Wall attack in an attempt to immobilize Mr. Compress. However, Mr. Compress evades and apologizes for only running away and deceiving, admitting that is what he’s good at. Mr. Compress informs the Vanguard Action Squad that their target has been captured; he tells his fellow villains that the mission is done and states that they have five minutes to rendezvous at the “collection point”.

The Vanguard Action Squad's Endgame: The League of Villains Gain Momentum

Somewhere in the forest at the rendezvous point, Dabi and Twice have heard Mr. Compress' report. Dabi notes that their only action now is to wait for their fellow villains. However, Dabi states that there is no gas or walls of fire to make the escape better. Dabi relents and accepts that plans don’t always go accordingly. Behind a bush near Dabi and Twice, Yuga is contemplating on what to do because he was instructed by Momo to take the unconscious Kyoka and Toru (who are with him) back to the facility, but Dabi and Twice’s presence are preventing him from doing that. Suddenly, Dabi spots the bush Yuga is hiding behind, much to Yuga’s fear. Dabi prepares to go and check, however, he stops after Twice informs him that they must also call back Nomu since he only responds to Dabi. Dabi prepares to call back the Nomu while Yuga is relieved that Dabi did not discover his location.

In another part of the forest, Yosetsu is carrying an injured Momo with him while running away from the Vanguard Action Squad’s Nomu. The Nomu cuts several trees down with its multiple weapon arms consisting of chainsaws, drills, and hammers to get to Yosetsu. The Nomu reaches him and is about to attack Yosetsu with one of its weapon arms. Suddenly, the Nomu’s chainsaw arm stops, the Nomu retracts its weapon arms into its body and begins walking back to the Vanguard Action Squad’s rendezvous point. Momo realizes that the Nomu is being called back because the villains have captured Katsuki. Thinking of a plan, Momo creates a button (which appears to be some sort of tracking device) and asks Yosetsu to weld the button onto the Nomu. Yosetsu does what Momo asked and uses his Quirk to bond Momo’s button onto the Nomu. As the Nomu walks away with Momo’s button stuck on it, Yosetsu and Momo decide to make a run for it.

Outside the forest, Mandalay and Tiger have defeated Spinner and Magne; Mandalay apprehends Spinner while Tiger uses his Quirk, Pliabody, to restrain Magne. Magne blames Spinner for their defeat while Spinner declares to fulfill Stain's wishes. Out of nowhere, Kurogiri appears and surrounds Mandalay and Tiger with his black mist, asking them to move aside.

Shoto prepares to chase the villain, but sees that Mr. Compress is far away due to his speed. Izuku refuses to give up and hatches a plan to save Fumikage and Katsuki. Izuku asks Ochaco to make him, Shoto and Mezo float, then tells Tsuyu to use her tongue to throw their weightless bodies as hard as she can towards the magician, which will allow the three of them to fly towards the villain with Mezo using his arms to guide their trajectory; once they are within reach of the villain Ochaco will deactivate her Quirk. However, Ochaco and Shoto see that Izuku’s injuries are severe and think he should stay put. Izuku insists that he goes along which convinces Ochaco and Shoto. They execute the plan, Tsuyu wraps her tongue around Izuku, Mezo, and Shoto while Ochaco uses her Quirk to make them weightless. Tsuyu throws the weightless Izuku, Mezo, and Shoto towards the Compress. The three fly at Mr. Compress at high speed and reach him.

At the rendezvous point, Himiko has arrived with Dabi asking how her mission went, only for Himiko to reply that she could get the blood of one person. Twice is unimpressed and wonders why Himiko is excited, to which Himiko replies that she found a boy she is interested in. As Himiko and Twice converse, Dabi orders them to keep quiet.

Dabi sees something approaching them. Izuku, Mezo, and Shoto smash Mr. Compress onto the ground and then apprehend him. Dabi is seemingly displeased while Twice contradicts his knowledge about the identity of the Heroes.[13]

Inside the facility at the time of Mandalay’s telepathic notice, Eijiro and Mina ask Vlad King to allow them to fight in order to help Katsuki. However, Vlad King prevents the students in the building from fighting because although Shota’s order allowed them to fight, his order was meant to allow the students to defend themselves. Someone approaches the facility and blows down the door with flames, Vlad King saves Eijiro and Mina from the impact of the flames. Outside the destroyed it is a clone of Dabi. Vlad King takes action and smashes the Dabi clone into the wall. Unable to escape or fight back due to Vlad King restraining his body with Blood Manipulation, the Dabi clone explains another goal of the Vanguard Action Squad besides capturing Katsuki. The Dabi clone states that the Vanguard Action Squad's attack at the training camp will cause society to start losing trust in heroes. Shota arrives and defeats the Dabi clone which turns into a puddle. Shota asks Vlad King to protect Kota while he goes back out. The Class 1-A students want to fight, but Shota prohibits it since the villains are targeting students. Shota heads to the front lines.

Back in the present at the Vanguard Action Squad’s rendezvous point, Dabi asks Mr. Compress to dodge and launches his flames. Mr. Compress uses his Quirk to compress himself and avoids the flames; Shoto is able to dodge Dabi’s flames, but Izuku and Mezo are not able to, causing their right and left arms respectfully to be hit by the flames. In an instant, Twice appears behind Shoto and attacks him, only for Shoto to block Twice’s attack with his ice which sends Twice reeling. Himiko also decides to fight and attacks Izuku, telling him her name and thinks that he should bleed more. Mezo smacks Himiko off Izuku while Shoto deals with Twice. Mr. Compress deactivates his Quirk and approaches Dabi, preparing to give the captured Fumikage and Katsuki to him. However, he searches his pocket and is unable to find the marbles containing the targets; Mezo reveals that he took the marbles from Mr. Compress immediately after they landed on the ground.

Suddenly, the Vanguard Action Squad’s Nomu appears as well as Kurogiri who has arrived to teleport them away. Himiko, Twice and the Nomu go into Kurogiri’s Warp Gate and successfully teleport away. Mr. Compress reveals that the marbles Mezo took are not the captured targets and are decoys instead, the marbles Mezo took transform into ice, which shocks Mezo. Mr. Compress removes his mask and sticks out his tongue which has the actual marbles, the magician puts his mask back on while explaining that he wanted to give the young heroes a sense of false hope and is satisfied by it as well as his flaunting which he considers a bad habit. Mr. Compress slowly enters Kurogiri’s portal after bidding farewell. Having overheard what is happening. Yuga takes action and fires his Navel Laser at Mr. Compress’ face, which breaks Compress’s mask and causing Mr. Compress to spit out the marbles containing Fumikage and Katsuki. Izuku, Mezo and Shoto rush to grab the marbles, although Izuku starts succumbing to his injuries which causes him to fall to the ground. Mezo and Shoto continue rushing towards the marbles; Mezo grabs the marble containing Fumikage, thus saving him. Shoto is almost within reach of the marble containing Katsuki and nearly grabs it, but Dabi snatches it away before Shoto can grab it.

With Katsuki in his grasp, Dabi orders Mr. Compress to deactivate his Quirk, he does so which frees Fumikage and Katsuki from their marble prisons. Dabi and Mr. Compress begin teleporting away along with Katsuki. As the teleportation is nearing completion, Izuku gets up and desperately tries to stop Dabi from taking Katsuki but to no avail. Before teleporting with the villains, Katsuki tells Izuku to stay away. Dabi, Mr. Compress, and the captured Katsuki successfully teleport away.

The Vanguard Action Squad has disappeared from the battlefield along with Katsuki. Izuku howls in grief due to being unable to save Katsuki.[14]

Victory for the League of Villains: Katsuki is Captured!

While Shota helps to rescue Class 1-B students, Ochaco and Tsuyu arrive at the Vanguard Action Squad's rendezvous point. However, they realize that they are too late as Katsuki has been captured; Izuku continues howling in grief while his classmates try to console him.

Fifteen minutes after the League of Villain’s attack is over, medical teams arrive to heal the injured students and firefighters extinguish the fires. The Vanguard Action Squad's attack resulted in twenty-seven students receiving injuries and caused the capture of Katsuki Bakugo as well as the disappearance of Ragdoll. The Police Force arrive and immediately arrest Muscular, Moonfish and Mustard. However, these arrests don't amount to the failure of protecting one student from being kidnapped.

A day later, there are protests outside of U.A. Inside U.A., the teachers are having an emergency meeting regarding the League of Villains’ attack by their Vanguard Action Squad and the effect it has done. The teachers realize that the time of peace has made them soft which has resulted in the incidents that have transpired. They also acknowledge the League of Villains' threat and their plan to wipe out the current Hero society. Principal Nezu is worried by the prospect of Katsuki becoming villains since that will jeopardize U.A.'s credibility and cause them to be shut down. Present Mic points out that there is a traitor amongst them since only the teachers and The Pussycats knew the location of the training camp, although his fact is dismissed by Snipe since trying to find the traitor will breed mistrust and destroy them from the inside. Mr. Principal declares that he trusts his colleagues and is about to say something regarding the traitor issue until All Might's phone rings, causing him to leave the room.

Outside the meeting room, All Might picks up the phone and talks with Naomasa. Naomasa tells All Might that there has been an unexpected development, they have probably located the League of Villains hideout. Naomasa states that an unrelated investigation two weeks ago had to do with the location of the villains' hideout and asked the building owner who confirmed that one of the people using the building looked similar to the people who captured Katsuki. Naomasa plans a rescue operation after this top-secret intel has been verified and asks All Might to join the operation. All Might thanks Naomasa for his hard work and plans to get payback once he has found the villains.

The next day at a hospital near the training camp, Izuku is recovering from his grievous injuries as a result of his battle with Muscular. Class 1-A arrive to see Izuku. Fumikage apologizes for causing trouble for him during the training camp, but Izuku rebuffs and says that it is his fault for causing them trouble. Izuku asks if all of Class 1-A are here, Tenya informs Izuku that Toru and Kyoka have not regained consciousness from the gas, Momo has also being hospitalized due to a serious head injury but regained consciousness yesterday. Notwithstanding Katsuki, all sixteen of them are here. Izuku despairs over being unable to save Katsuki when he was in reach of him and just as Shota said during the Quirk Apprehension Test, his Quirk amounted to nothing at the time, which causes Izuku to spiral into depression.

However, Eijiro states that this time they can save him;. Eijiro and Shoto reveal that at the hospital yesterday, they overheard a conversation between All Might, the Police Force and Momo. Momo explains that Yosetsu planted a transmitter she created onto one of the villains and hands a device to All Might that will allow him to locate the transmitter. All Might applauds Momo's growth and finds her to be worthy of being a hero, asking her to leave the rescue of Katsuki to him.

Tenya deduces that Eijiro wants Momo to create a device for themselves so that Class 1-A can rescue Katsuki themselves. Tenya demands that the rescue of Katsuki be left to the Pro Heroes, but Eijiro is tired of being unable to do anything, causing them to get into an argument. After being calmed down by Denki and Tsuyu, Eijiro encourages Izuku to go through with the plan as it will allow him to reach and save Katsuki. Izuku gives Tenya a pleading look, but Tenya is hesitant as he knows full well about the consequences they will face.[15]

Story Impact

  • Class 1-A and Class 1-B focus on increasing the power of their Quirks.
  • Himiko Toga and Dabi join the League of Villains and form a team along with eight other new League of Villains members, who attack the U.A. students' during the training camp on the night of the third day.
    • The mission of the new team, known as the Vanguard Action Squad, is to capture Katsuki Bakugo.
    • The Vanguard Action Squad complete their mission and capture Katsuki Bakugo.
    • The aftermath of the attack caused the Vanguard Action Squad to lose three members; Muscular, Moonfish, and Mustard.
    • During the mission, Mr. Compress, who was tasked with capturing Katsuki, also captured Fumikage after witnessing him overwhelm and defeat Moonfish with ease. However, Fumikage isn't captured thanks to the efforts of Yuga and Mezo.
  • Class 1-B get their first real-life experience of the world of Pro Heroes.
    • This marks the first time Class 1-B is attacked by villains.
  • Izuku defeats his first villain by himself.
    • This is the first fight where Izuku was protecting a civilian.
    • It is also the first fight since mastering One For All at 5% of its power that Izuku sacrifices a limb to use One For All at full power.
  • Fumikage's Quirk is shown under the power of darkness for the first time.
  • Momo placed a tracking beacon she created on the League of Villains' Nomu with the help of Yosetsu.
    • Momo's tracking beacon plays a role in helping the Police Force uncover the League of Villains' hideout.
  • The Vanguard Action Squad's attack on the training camp resulted in twenty-seven students receiving injuries.
    • Of the male 1-A students, Izuku, Mezo, Fumikage and Shoto are injured and Katsuki is kidnapped, while the other nine are uninjured.
    • Mina is the only female 1-A student to receive no injuries during the attack, as Ochaco and Tsuyu both suffered minor wounds, Momo received a head injury, and Kyoka and Toru were knocked unconscious due to Mustard's gas.
    • Of the 1-B students, only Itsuka, Yui, and Neito escaped injury. Tetsutetsu was shot by Mustard's gun, while Ibara, Juzo, Kojiro, Kosei, and Sen are shown falling to Mustard's gas. Nirengeki, Yosetsu, and Reiko are also shown among the students who were injured but escaped Mustard's attack. By process of elimination, the other 8 victims of Mustard's gas were Kinoko, Manga, Shihai, Pony, Togaru, Hiryu, Setsuna, and Jurota.
  • Ragdoll mysteriously disappears after the Vanguard Action Squad's attack.

Characters Introduced

Quirks Introduced

  • Earth Flow: Pixie-Bob has the ability to manipulate earth and create sentient beings made out of the earth, which she calls Earth Beasts.
  • Telepath: Mandalay has the ability to communicate telepathically, allowing her to advise and instruct multiple people at once.
  • Search: Ragdoll has the ability to observe and monitor up to 100 people at a time, including their location and weak points.
  • Pliabody: Tiger has the ability to stretch and flatten his body.
  • Blueflame: Dabi has the ability to generate blue flames from his body, allowing him to extend them to create long-ranged blasts of fire.
  • Magnetism: Magne's Quirk allows her to turn people into magnets.
  • Pump Up: Muscular has the ability to augment the muscle fibers that are beneath his skin, which results in an increase in strength and speed.
  • Blade-Tooth: Moonfish has the ability to enlarge and reshape his teeth into powerful blades.
  • Double: Twice has the ability to create doubles of anything he touches, though only two at a time.
  • Weld: Yosetsu Awase has the ability to fuse objects together at the atomic level.
  • Gas: Mustard's Quirk allows him to generate and control a vast amount of sleep-inducing gas.
  • Tool Arms: The Nomu's Quirk allows him to grow six extra arms from his body that have artificial tools in place of hands.
  • Blood Control: Vlad King's Quirk allows him to freely manipulate his own blood after it has left his body. He can also harden the ejected blood, allowing him to trap his opponent.
  • Compress: Mr. Compress' Quirk allows him to shrink down anything inside a spherical area into a small marble without actually damaging it.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events


  1. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 70 and Episode 38.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 70 and Episode 40.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 71 and Episode 40.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 72 and Episode 41.
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 73 and Episode 41.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 74 and Episode 42.
  7. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 75 and Episode 42.
  8. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 76 and Episode 42.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 77 and Episode 43.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 78 and Episode 43.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 79 and Episode 44.
  12. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 80 and Episode 44.
  13. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 81 and Episode 44.
  14. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 82 and Episode 45.
  15. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 83 and Episode 45.

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