Is All Might dead or going to die?

A question has been buzzing in the minds of My Hero Academia fans since Season 3 came to a close. Now, the manga readers may be ahead of us in what they know but that won’t stop us from theorizing with the facts we have!

Is he going to die?

The comfort the people take in All Might’s “Watashi ga Kita” or “I am here” will not last long, and that comfort will have to be found in someone else. That is why the world has heroes. All Might’s injury was already a ticking bomb for his fate. His injury does not allow him to fight enemies for more than a certain period of time. With this, his fate in the show was already sealed. He could not afford to be the hero the world needed. All Might is probably going to die – but his death need not be in terms of physicality but also in terms of what he was and what he represented. His retirement may just be it.

His role in the show is somewhat shaky yet it will definitely not take a backseat. We just won’t see him being a conventional hero yet his guidance and urge to keep the world safe will always make him a hero in our eyes. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of Toshinori Yagi (All Might) we’ll see. The symbolism of season 3 is a mature one. With All Might gone, Deku is the only holder of One for All – which is what makes things real now for the show. 

His symbolic death is already upon us but will he die? Possibly yes. With All Might there, Deku will remain emotionally dependent on him. You can’t be a hero if you don’t have confidence in yourself. As seen after All Might’s injury, he was plagued by insecurities and doubt in his abilities. This coincides with the period where his status as a hero has lead to his retirement. Deku’s insecurities and doubts of his abilities are highly evident to the audience but we quite put our fingers on what push he needs to become the ultimate hero? One would say tragedy and that’s probably true. Not just any tragedy but the death of his motivator and mentor. A hero confronts himself in the moments where it is only he who can push himself. When someone pulls the rug under your feet, you fall and Deku needs that fall to come back up with more force. 

It might seem cliche but My Hero Academia does not shy away from its cliches. It manages to work its way with its cliches because of its exciting events and heartwarming characters.

Although All Might might not die anytime soon, the anime has started breaking the cocoon of All Might’s comfort and protection – which we should do too. If he does die, that is going to be one emotionally heavy episode!

His role in the show is somewhat shaky yet it will definitely not take a backseat. We just won’t see him being a conventional hero yet his guidance and urge to keep the world safe will always make him a hero in our eyes. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of Toshinori Yagi (All Might) we’ll see. The symbolism of season 3 is a mature one. With All Might gone, Deku is the only holder of One for All – which is what makes things real now for the show.

His symbolic death is already upon us but will he die? Possibly yes. With All Might there, Deku will remain emotionally dependent on him. You can’t be a hero if you don’t have confidence in yourself. As seen after All Might’s injury, he was plagued by insecurities and doubt in his abilities. This coincides with the period where his status as a hero has lead to his retirement. Deku’s insecurities and doubts of his abilities are highly evident to the audience but we quite put our fingers on what push he needs to become the ultimate hero? One would say tragedy and that’s probably true. Not just any tragedy but the death of his motivator and mentor. A hero confronts himself in the moments where it is only he who can push himself. When someone pulls the rug under your feet, you fall and Deku needs that fall to come back up with more force.

It might seem cliche but My Hero Academia does not shy away from its cliches. It manages to work its way with its cliches because of its exciting events and heartwarming characters. Although All Might might not die anytime soon, the anime has started breaking the cocoon of All Might’s comfort and protection – which we should do too. If he does die, that is going to be one emotionally heavy episode!

Is all might dead or dying?

ALL MIGHT 

Throughout the seasons, we come to learn that All Might possesses the power of One for All, which he gives to Deku, who is his successor. This One for All has a purpose to defeat a powerful villain All for One. All Might has been hailed as a hero yet what Deku discovers in season 1 is the decline in All Might’s health and power. His ability to hold his hero form has reduced considerably. This created the urgency for All Might to choose a successor. The One for All’s transferable power is what makes it the perfect weapon against All for One. As the generations go by, the power inherits the powers of its predecessors making it even more powerful.  Further, into the story, it is revealed that the cause of All Might’s deterioration is All for One. His previous fight with All for One has left him weakened.

SEASON 3 – ALL MIGHT

Season 3 cooks up some interesting events by the end where All Might is forced to face All for One after Bakugo is kidnapped. With All Might possessing half of his power, his defeat is inevitable. But what comes as a huge shock is a fact that All for One takes All Might’s quirk. Season 3 ends with All Might becoming quirkless and his decision to retire from his hero duties. Season 1 began with the glorification of All Might and how his actions have positively affected the world so, therefore, it is hard to imagine what a world without All Might would bring. This builds more pressure for Deku to step up as his successor.

Despite the powers of the main characters as opposed to the heroes of the world, the focus has always been on the main characters. The anime manifests itself on the thought that the newer generation is the future and the present. Even the number one hero of the world will get dethroned as the world is full of anomalies and growth. What doesn’t change is the symbol of hope and peace a hero brings. That’s what a hero is. Therefore, All Might’s fate was sealed. He was never going to be the number one hero for the rest of his life. The purpose of his life was to guide and nourish the younger generation to take his place and provide the world with a beacon of hope. 

SYMBOLISM IN FINALE 

Season 4 has some nice build-up to it. Usually, the first two seasons ended with a combat battle but season 3’s ending was a subtle one where the students of Class 1-A battle the greatest students of UA – Mirio Togata, Tamaki Amajiki, and Nejire Hado. As Todoroki and Bakugo do not have their provisional licenses, they are exempt from the fight. 

This goes to show that the anime is trying to power up or “show off” the abilities of the rest of the class including Midoriya and provide them another instance to rely on themselves. The confident Todoroki and Bakugo are exempt from the battle and therefore, it is time for the underconfident and the underdogs to shine – because eventually, they’ll have to. 

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MY HERO ACADEMIA

Rumors about ‘My Hero Academia’ have been floating through the anime community for the past few years. Given the hype and popularity it has mustered, it has established itself as a mainstream shonen now. There are several factors owing to its fascination – it’s setting, the protagonist and characters, and the fight scenes. My Hero Academia is set in a world where 80% of the population is born with ‘quirks’. Quirks are magical powers that people use to become ‘Heroes’ or ‘Villains’. Quite the simplistic Harry Potter-esque world, right? Merge that with cool costumes, animation and a school for heroes and we’ve got something exciting. In this world, comes the person in question – All Might, who is considered the number one hero of the world. Our protagonist, Izuku ‘Deku’ Midoriya, grows up in hopes of being like him – yet is born Quirkless. Thus, he begins the journey of Deku in becoming a hero. 

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