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Tenya Ida vs. Mei Hatsume is a battle fought between Hero Course student Tenya Ida and Support Course student Mei Hatsume during the U.A. Sports Festival's Fighting Tournament.

Prologue

Tenya equips Mei's gadgets.

Present Mic introduces Tenya and Mei to the crowd. Rikido questions Tenya's choice in attire, as Tenya equips some of Mei's gadgets. Midnight warns Tenya that Hero Course students are not allowed to use support gear without the proper paperwork. Tenya apologizes and explains that Mei offered the equipment to keep the fight fair. He says he wants to honor her integrity and wear the gear. Midnight takes pleasure in his youthful vigor and allows it.[1]

Battle

Tenya runs at Mei and she turns on her mic and explains she gave Tenya special leg braces to improve his mobility. He is confused by Mei's action but keeps running towards her. Before he gets too close, Mei avoids him with hydraulic attachments from her backpack as she explain to spectators how it works. Mei uses her Quirk to look at the spectating support courses, and she is happy to see that they show interest in her gadgets. Tenya tries to take advantage of her distraction, but she has sensors on her backpack that automatically activate her hydraulic attachments. Tenya trips over the attachments, but the Auto Balancers on his back allow him to keep from falling and easily change his course back towards Mei.

Mei uses the Capture Gun against Tenya.

Present Mic and Eraser Head are displeased with Mei turning the match into a commercial for her gadgets. She avoids Tenya again and explains the balancers keep him from falling unless he actually wants to. Tenya charged her again, demanding her to fight fairly, but this time Mei uses her Electromagnetic Soles to evade him once more, while explaining how the gadgets works. Tenya tries to attack when she lands, but she uses a Capture Gun to trap Tenya inside a net. Mei turns her attention back to the support companies and introduces herself again.

After introducing a few more gadgets in the next ten minutes, Mei eventually walks out of the ring, having accomplished her goal. Midnight announces that Tenya is the winner since Mei walked out of bounds.[1]

Aftermath

Tenya doesn't forgive Mei.

Despite his victory, Tenya is upset with Mei for tricking him. She apologizes for using him to advertise her equipment, although she doesn't shows real remorse for it. Tenya rejects her apology and tells her that he hates her. Izuku takes notes on Mei's persistance from the stands.[1]

Anime and Manga Differences

  • In the Manga, Tenya and Mei fight lasts only a few panels and only the Auto Balancers and the Hydraulic Bracers are shown. The anime expands the fight, in addition to showing more information about those support items, it also shows more of Mei's inventions like the Capture Gun and the Electromagnetic Soles.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 35 and Episode 21.

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