My Hero Academia season 6 episode 9 was a rollercoaster from start to finish, both in terms of the story and the emotions it made fans feel.
But even though the episodes shocking reveals made the internet go crazy, the story as a whole has more depth because of the symbolism and parallels between the characters. They also give hints about how the manga’s characters and the story will change.
This article seeks to analyze the growth of the UA Class 1-A hero students in particular, as they have played an increasingly crucial role in the disastrous operations in Jaku City and Gunga Villa.
The Progression of Bakugou’s Personality
My Hero Academia season 6 episode 9, titled Katsuki Bakugou: Rising, indicated right away that the show will focus heavily on the blonde hero student. Although the episode featured Deku’s newest OFA quirk, Float, the article’s highlight began with Katsuki’s flashback.
Season 6 Episode 9 featured multiple flashbacks to the blonde’s rocky friendship with Deku and how it deteriorated over time as he began bullying the latter for being Quirkless.
During his meeting with All Might, Katsuki acknowledged to tormenting the other boy, admitting that it irritated him that he couldn’t understand Deku’s weakness and his intrinsic instinct to value other people over his own well-being even when he didn’t have a quirk.
The ninth episode of My Hero Academia’s sixth season shows how much Katsuki’s character has changed since the beginning of the series, with Katsuki admitting to being concerned for Deku and scared at the idea of One For All endangering his life.
Katsuki continued to express concern for the youngster with green hair on the battlefield, continuously advising him to avoid Shigaraki.
When he knew that Deku’s body had reached its physical limit and that it was only a matter of time before Shigaraki grabbed Deku’s peculiarity and murdered him, he acted swiftly.
Deku has risked his life several times for Katsuki, beginning with the sludge-villain event in the first season of My Hero Academia, when he declared that “his legs moved on their own.”
When he pushed Deku out of the way and was impaled by Shigaraki’s quirk at the conclusion of the ninth episode of season six of My Hero Academia, Katsuki echoes the exact same words.
The episode solidified Katsuki’s development as a character and a hero. His relationship with Deku was emphasized further by the special ending sequence of episode 9, which featured the two boys as children.
Bakugou and Yaoyorozu’s Plans Fail
My Hero Academia has laid the foundation for Momo Yaoyorozu’s leadership abilities from the very beginning of the series, particularly by the end of season 2. During the Class A versus. B team matches that comprised the Joint Training arc in season 5, her brilliant strategy was also on display.
The same arc also showed Katsuki’s ability to lead and work with others. This made it clear that both students will have to take charge when everything else fails.
In season 6 of My Hero Academia, both Momo and Katsuki come up with well-thought-out plans to save their friends, but both plans fail horribly.
This would have shown that they hadn’t been in a real battle before, but Mineta’s question about whether the heroes had made the right choices put things in perspective.
Garak’s taunts made it clear that the heroes with more experience were the ones who had failed and made fatal mistakes, forcing the teens to join the fight and put themselves in danger.
The similarities between Katsuki and Momo’s failed plans also showed how scary the villains they were up against were and, in the end, showed the first crack in the foundation of a “hero-filled” society.
Deku Lets His Rage Take Over
Without Deku, an examination of the evolution of Class 1-A hero students would be insufficient. The green-haired hero student has frequently exhibited justifiable rage in the past, ranging from desperation in season 3 when Katsuki was taken to unyielding determination in season 4 to protect Eri from Overhaul.
His teacher referred to Deku as a “difficult child” due to his impetuous temperament and fixation on saving others at the price of his own safety. Deku’s plot to rescue Katsuki in Camino Ward during season 3 was a prime example of his ability to remain logical despite being overpowered by his emotions.
But season 6 of My Hero Academia showed a more dangerous and violent side of Deku. This was caused by his uncontrollable anger that Shigaraki hurt Gran Torino and Aizawa.
Seeing their homeroom teacher cut off his leg but still keep his quirk may have hit the boy in a very personal way, making his analytical side less conscious and more instinctual.
The best example of this was when he decided in a split second to use Blackwhip to tie up Shigaraki while using Float to stop him in the air. After Katsuki pushed Deku out of harm’s way and got impaled by Shigaraki’s quirk, this crazy side of Deku was shown in the preview for My Hero Academia season 6 episode 10.
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Shoto’s Relationship With His Father
During the Sports Festival arc of season 2, My Hero Academia showed how complicated the Todoroki family is. Shoto was so angry at his father that he wouldn’t even acknowledge or use his fire quirk.
After the Provisional Hero License Exam arc, when Endeavor’s talk with All Might helped the Pro hero get over the insecurities he had put on his wife and kids, their relationship slowly got better.
In season 5 of My Hero Academia, Shoto, Deku, and Katsuki all joined their father’s agency on their own, but Shoto made it clear that he was only doing it to learn from Endeavor as a hero and not to fix their personal relationships.
Shoto still had some respect for his father as a hero, but the fact that he worked well with Endeavor in My Hero Academia season 6 episode 9 shows how much he has grown as a person.
This is very similar to how he couldn’t work with Inasa during the Licensing Exam, which meant that neither of them was ready to be heroes at that time.
Shoto and Katsuki had to take remedial classes, and the results of those classes became clear in season 6 when a major crisis forced the two hero students to look past their own mistakes and problems.
In My Hero Academia season 6, episode 9, Shoto’s skill on the battlefield shows that he’s getting better at dealing with his own feelings and keeping them from getting in the way of what’s at stake at the moment.
The ninth episode of My Hero Academia’s sixth season shows how much Katsuki’s character has changed since the beginning of the series. His relationship with Deku was emphasized further by the special ending sequence, which featured the two boys as children. The episode also showed off Deku’s newest OFA quirk, Float. In season 6 of My Hero Academia, both Momo and Katsuki come up with well-thought-out plans to save their friends, but both plans fail horribly. The arc also made it clear that both students will have to take charge when everything else fails.