Warning: SPOILERS for chapter #387 of My Hero AcademiaMy Hero Academy revealed that one of its most sinister villains, Alike (Toya Todoroki) has a brand new Quirk that perfectly fits the character’s tragic story. During Endeavor’s fateful battle with his son, the hero discovers that Toya has awakened Quirk based on his mother’s ice, making him even more dangerous.
In chapter #387 of My Hero Academia, Endeavor (Enji Todoroki) is trying to stop his son before he commits his final act of brutality. Driven by pain and hatred, Dabi prepares to trigger a nuclear-like explosion, sending his Quirk Bluefame to the extreme, which will kill countless people in the area. During the struggle, Endeavour is wondering how Toya was able to create such powerful flames, strong enough to hurt even Endeavour himself without succumbing to his own heat. As he got closer, Endeavor realized that Dabi had awakened an ice-based Quirk he inherited from his mother, Rei Himura.
My Hero Academia reveals that Dabi also has his mother’s gift
Toya is the first son of Enji and Rei, who was born with a powerful fire-based Quirk (Blueflame) that can surpass even his father. However, Endeavor’s real goal is to create an heir who can inherit both his and Rei’s Quirk, and at the same time become the strongest hero and achieve his father’s dream of surpassing All Might. Sadly, Toya did not inherit his father’s heat tolerance (but his mother’s cold tolerance), meaning he was damaged by his own fire. For this reason, Endeavor stopped training his son to be a hero, which, along with the birth of Shoto, who inherited both his parents’ Quirks, resulted in Toya going insane and turning into a character. Dabi’s villain.
One of Dabi’s most appealing traits is that he doesn’t care about being burned and hurt by his own powers, given the hatred he holds for his father and the entire heroic society that has perpetuated. he. However, it is revealed that the reason why Toya is still alive despite unleashing his flames at full power is that Rei’s Ice Quirk has awakened, protecting the core of his body. Instead of developing a new Quirk, this is described as a power that manifests only when near death, born from experiences of incredible pain and danger. Fans will be shocked to learn that Toya actually has the ability to awaken his mother’s Quirk, which could have prevented the tragedy of the Todoroki family.
This is indeed a very sad but poetic development. The ice quirk that bloomed in Toya’s chest was almost a physical manifestation of his mother’s desire to protect her unruly child, despite everything that had happened. Sure enough, Rei joined Endeavor and Dabi’s battle shortly after, expressing a desire to share this burden with her husband. By giving Alike His mother’s Quirk, My Hero Academy is bringing the tragic story of the Todoroki family.
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