Warning: The following article may contain spoilers for Chapter 283 in My Hero Academia Manga. You can proceed at your own risk.
It seemed as though Shigaraki and his villains were going after the heroes in the ongoing battle in the My Hero Academia manga.
The situation may slowly improve for heroes however, as Deku has now unlocked a new quirk, which came along with his One For All.
Manga readers will know that One For All’s quirks have passed to Deku.
Toshinori Yamagi, who was not quirkless, is now Quirkless. Deku has six quirks and One For All. The Black Whip, which belonged to Daigo Banjo (the 5th wielder) of One For All (OFA), was already unlocked by Deku.
Deku now has the ability to unlock the “Float”, quirk that belonged the 7th user OFA, Nana Shimura, as the fight against Shigaraki enters crucial stages.
We saw in the previous chapter of My Hero Academia how Shigaraki attempted to use a deleter to stop Aizawa meddling in battle.
Aizawa, however, made a terrible sacrifice and managed to keep his quirk.
Shigaraki was able to temporarily remove Aizawa from the frontline, and regain command of the battle, for the brief moment when he flinched.
We see the devastation that Gigantomachia has left behind in the last chapter. Majestic’s quick intervention and rescue at the right time ensured that there were no casualties among UA-High students.
Mt. The status of Mt. Fat Gum, Suneater and Midnight seem to have been taken a lot by a transformed Gigantomachia who went on a rampage in an attempt to reach Shigaraki quicker.
Shigaraki looked poised to win, now that he had All For One and was once more able to use his Decay quirk.
Gigantomachia was on his way to join his master, with the League of Villains at his back. Things were looking really grim for the heroes.
The same thought was expressed by Doctor Garaki. The downsides of Shigaraki getting woken up prior to the transfer of All For One into his body start showing up.
His body suddenly breaks apart. It seemed for a moment that the apex criminal would lose his composure. But he quickly heals himself with hyper-regeneration, and looks to strike a devastating blow by decomposing everything around him.
It would have been a game-over if the heroes were caught in that decay wave. Deku, however, unlocks the “Float”, and uses it with the Black Whip to rescue the heros.
Deku’s power-up couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Aizawa was out of commission, so there was no stopping Shigaraki devastating everything.
It would have been extremely dangerous to remain on the ground and face him. The Float quirk has made things much easier.
This new ability allows Deku to fight Shigaraki with relative ease. As long as Shigaraki can stay in the air, Shigaraki’s decay will not work against him. He also uses Black Whip to keep other people floating.
This would, as we have already mentioned, change the tide in favor of the heroes. If Shigaraki is defeated by his grandmothers’ quirk, it would be a terrible fate.
We were not happy with Deku’s ability to unlock the quirk in such a critical moment. To master OFA, Deku had to undergo a lot of training.
It was difficult to control Black Whip. Deku, who was completely new to using quirks with flying properties, suddenly found a way to use it in conjunction with his other quirks.
However, Chapter 284 in My Hero Academia manga reveals that Deku may have had Float quirks way before the battle.
Deku is also training with Kacchan, Uraraka and Uraraka to master the Float trick. They help him to get used to being suspended in midair.
Deku unlocking the floating quirk? What are your thoughts? Are you convinced that this gives Deku a significant advantage over Shigaraki
Can Deku bring him down before Gigantomachia, the rest of the league, make inroads