Hiruluk the doctor a lot people love for his principles but that I hate for letting his adopted child that wanted to help people poison him possibly sacrring him for life. Great analogy.
I know people that hate Bell-mere because of how she said she couldn't admit she had no kids, and blame her for their enslavement.
That's nice indeed
I'm still hoping that Shigaraki's powers get used in interesting ways like this instead of only insta-death touch. But the only other application I can imagine is ripping off Crocodile's Ground Death move. I have realized lately though how Shigaraki's Quirk is technically the perfect antithesis to someone who has to attack by punching somebody up-close really hard. Deku vs Shigaraki on paper is like a western quickdraw, although Shigaraki needs a way to compensate for Deku's super speed and long-ranged attacks now.
Which could have have been empahasized by having constantly failed at different exercices but we the readers that are in his mind see the good he was trying to do. Kind of like Luffy sucked witch his techniques for the longest time or even Mirio sucked for the longest before meeting Knighteye.
I would have liked that. Actually, I think it would be best if Gentle struggled with saving people with his Quirk. He can activate it and use them for himself just fine because of hand-eye coordination and muscle memory, but he has trouble learning how much reinforcement his bubbles should have for different rescue situations and which angles to set them up in. Basically, he keeps getting low grades because his lack of control puts others at risk and could result in situations like how Spider-Man accidentally snapped Gwen Stacy's neck because his web strand caused whiplash by interrupting her fall too suddenly. You could even work in how Gentle might need to learn math and physics to master that part of his Quirk, but those would be his worst subjects in school. Maybe this is even why he doesn't like violence, because he still has lingering paranoia over how much he can hold back even after probably getting better with his Quirk over the years.
That quote bubble where they reprimanded Gentle by saying the person he saved has to spend six months in a hospital reminded of this:
The stalking is a fair point. Always bother me when stalking is not stalking because the character is sympathetic.
Yeah. Although I think that sympathy can work if you show what kind of psychological flaws make them want to stalk people in balance with having them get fairly criticized since it's still messed up. A week or so ago, I watched a psychological horror film made in 2003 that is called May, and the protagonist is a very socially awkward and mentally unstable girl that you could understand why she's like that sorry for her while seeing how her actions towards other people get unsettling and unjustifiable.
But the bold part would make me actively hate the character to such level it's not even funny. If fine to be that manipulatie if you are just evil but if the author would ever have a sympathetic chracter do that the level of disgust I would have would be to much.
Oh boy, I think I misworded what I wrote. I didn't mean a relationship as messed up as how much Joker abuses and doesn't care about Harley Quinn. If La Brava gets in trouble, I expect Gentle to help. I'm talking more about how Gentle would, say… take her for granted. He wouldn't look at her as a tool, but not an interesting and equal person either. Something in between like... a pet. Only see her as a fan/sidekick that would love to do anything he loves to do, and not often question her own welfare until it smacks him right in the face. He would not take much interest in what she wants to do and how she feels, but mostly out of ignorance and not outright putting her down.
It would sort of be like a relationship where a boy only ever wants to talk about what they like and hear agreement/praise but the girl is too codependent or low in confidence to have faith in saying what they might like to do. The question then becomes whether boy actually loves the girl or a reflection of himself he can brag to. So Gentle would never be confronted about this dynamic because La Brava is a blind fangirl, making Gentle in turn be oblivious to this (not that this removes all of the fault from him). If he sees La Brava is having issues, he will at least try to help her. He would be a conceited dick but not outright abusive. His central flaw would be often letting his self-image get in the way of giving their teammate proper consideration.
And at the end of the day, Gentle wouldn't realize that he might be as attached to La Brava as La Brava is to him until they might get separated for some reason. Because he subconsciously values her presence in the same way he would value an audience. An audience giving him the praise and support he wish he had in his youth. If she ends up disappearing for a while, Gentle's insecurities resurface and he ends up destroying his confidence because no one is there to admire him as an emotional crutch. While La Brava values him so that she feels useful and loved no matter by someone awesome. As long as she gets a small mild compliment once in a while, she'll be head over heels because she's that desperate for someone to care about her.
This silly relationship would function for so long only because they're broken and codependent in opposite ways that complement each other. They both enable each other's flaws without even realizing it and think that they're both good people being good to each other.
Considering the whole traumatized girl has not been brought up(yes Eri isn't compelling to many but it's a traumatized kid) I think the author is pruposely merking the water to avoid having LA Brava and Gentle seems straight petty rather than sympathetic misfits.
I never thought about him knowing about Eri or not, only ruining the festival in and of itself in the middle of U.A.'s controversies. That could be true though. I do not think they are straight up evil at all. But even so, I should support them if we are getting these tragic flashbacks where they are being portrayed as being screwed over and loving each other instead of being faithful. I have no issues with the plot itself or the types of characters they're trying to be, only how these characters are being executed.
And if that's the case I would have preferred them managing to go to the festival rather than be facing Deku. Or for us to not get this flashback until much later in a place where he is doing something more heroic.
I think the fights before the school trip against the teacher and Deku's first fight against Bakougo in a building are still up. But I might need a reread to be sure. I always loved Bakougo's moveset.
I don't really count Deku's first "fight" with Bakugo. If I'm remembering things correctly, all we got was Deku judo flipping Bakugo and Deku punching up the ceiling without hitting Bakugo. Deku acting brave against his bully was great on an emotional level, and the teamup with Uraraka was very clever. But I don't know I can can call that a true standard "fight" in the sense of a true brawl like Deku's future battles. Not that I am against unorthodox trials like this, they're very cool and I hope we see more of them.
I forgot about the Final Exam, but that was more of an escape battle than a real win-or-lose situation. Deku and Bakugo were surviving what was a clear mismatch.
I will always be pissed that the author(I'm bad with name) had I&F used fire in that fight. There was potential for a great moment of him using it for the first to protect someone rather than in a festival. That would reinforce how strong his conviction in that wasrather just be shallow and when it does happen it woould have much weight, higher stakes and prove that saving people is more important than spiting his dad.
You can have everything else. Him conflicted in the last fight, going to see his mom all of it building to that moment.
That ironically reminds me of the fire bender guy named Diablo in Suicide Squad becoming pacifist that would never use his powers again after accidentally killing his family, and he let himself be arrested and stuck in jail for years. But using his fire again after getting yelled at and dared a little. So weak and childish.
I didn't mind Shouto using his fire at that point since Deku's words about that Quirk being his were powerful words that made sense. But I understand wanting a stronger reason for Shouto to break such a lifelong vendetta vow than hearing words of encouragement in the middle of a tournament battle.
Probably Deku's finest punch.
It was. I liked that fight's visuals. And I don't mind a fight where a character has to give 110%, even if it's cheesy and predictable. But two super strong guys duking it out is not likely to impress me unless real effort is put into how they use different techniques.
F**k every power that appeared in that arc and that development. Only interesting thing was how awesome Mirio is and thank god the easier way out was taken of either killing him or making him a dick so Deku's position can be justified with no conflict.
lol Agreed on all of that. Making Mirio a talented dick is redundant anyways since that is already Bakugo's role.