Warning: Spoilers for My Hero Academia Chapter #402My Hero Academy fans have recently criticized the fact that All for One seems to have one of the best plot armors in manga, always coming up with a solution to every sticky situation, but the series has finally come up with a cool one. great to defeat his invincible villain. All for One’s desire to cause suffering ultimately hindered his own plans, giving All Might the perfect opportunity to take him down for good.
Chapter #402 of My Hero Academia shows All for One finally getting close enough to Shigaraki to activate his “Gloop Warp” Quirk, but Shigaraki stops him, refusing to interfere in his battle, even if it was meant to help him. Despite having inflicted fatal wounds on All Might, All for One was not willing to let the former number 1 hero die like that. Instead, All for One chose to drag All Might’s beaten body with him with the intention of killing All Might in front of Midoriya, in an attempt to destroy his resolve. This gives All Might the opportunity to perform a final, seemingly suicidal attack, detonating the Bakugo-inspired gauntlet on his arm to take the villain down with him.
All because a person’s cruelty is his greatest weakness
If he had simply left All Might for dead or not engaged him in the first place, All for One could have easily reached Shigaraki and carried out his plan of giving him a copy of his Quirk , which can make Shigaraki almost unstoppable . Instead, in his desire to inflict pain and revenge on those who opposed him, he underestimated All Might’s resolve and left himself open to this explosive attack. All Might even warned All for One in previous chapters that he was “not here to lose,” but in his arrogance, All for One couldn’t even believe that All Might was still a threat. .
In a sense, it’s poetic when a villain is brought down by his own cruelty and arrogance, especially one like All for One, who has long acted as if he surpassed on everything his enemies could deploy against him. By giving up his desire for revenge, he proved that he was not the master strategist and manipulator he claimed to be, but just another criminal with special powers. somehow. No matter how much All for One talks about grand visions of a future where he rules all, he has proven that his true motive is to hurt those who will not Kneel before him. This also addresses fan criticism of All for One always escaping defeat due to some unexpected plan or countermeasure, which many see as an example of “plot armor ”.
My Hero Academia stripped it all down for a suit of armor in his storyline at the best of times
The outcome of this fight is considered a deciding factor, so whether All Might will actually defeat All for One or not remains a mystery. However, regardless of whether this is All for One’s final defeat or not, it is clear evidence that the villain’s arrogance and cruelty are his greatest weaknesses and that they can easily exploited. Even if All for One survived, the Rewind drug he took may have turned him into a defenseless child at this point. Anyway, My Hero Academy has found the perfect way to take down its seemingly invincible villain.