What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5? Recap for Season 6

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What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5
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After a year of anticipation, My Hero Academia will return with a new season. It'll only be a matter of time before Deku, Bakugo, Todoroki, and the other heroes return to action. So, before Season 6 arrives, here's the ultimate My Hero Academia Season 5 recap!

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What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5?

What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5
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The fifth season began with the fallout from the battle between pro-hero Endeavor and the High-End Nomu, who was sent to Kyushu by Dabi.

People reacted differently to Endeavor's bravery after defeating the High-End Nomu. Others compared him to All Might, while others praised him.

Dabi also appeared and retrieved the High-End Nomu's remains. Mirko, the pro-hero, arrived before he could do anything.

After that, Endeavor was taken to the hospital, while Hawks met up with Dabi in a remote warehouse.

The Hero Public Safety Commission directed Hawks to infiltrate the League of Villains. Hawks agreed to the plan in order to realize his dream of a world where heroes can spend their time as they wish. This explains his duplicitous agreement with Dabi.

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Dabi, on the other hand, isn't convinced that Hawks have betrayed the heroes, so he won't be allowed to meet Shigaraki.

Class 1-A, on the other hand, has been training with Eraserhead in Ground Beta. Despite having provisional hero licenses, the class still requires additional training.

As a result, Eraserhead organized a training session with the assistance of the UA's Big Three.

Meanwhile, Deku had a dream about the previous One For All holders. He met the first holder in his dream, who showed Deku his past memories with All For One.

The next day, Deku told All Might about his dream, which he had no idea what it meant.

Deku could only speculate for the time being that the essence of One For All's previous users lives on within the quirk.

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What Happened in the Joint Training Battle in My Hero Academia Season 5?

What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5 Joint Training Battle
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Eraserhead and Vlad the King organized a joint training battle between Class 1-A and Class 1-B. They also introduced the class to Hitoshi Shinso, who was about to transfer from management to the Hero course.

Deku and the others were taken aback to see Shinso, especially after seeing the bandages he wore, which resembled Eraserhead's.

Eraserhead drew lots and announced the teams, while the banter between the two classes began. Shinso will take part in the battle as a special guest. He'll be on both teams to put his hero skills to the test.

Everyone is expected to play the roles of heroes and villains as part of the rules. The first team to capture all of their opponents will win.

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Furthermore, super-cute prisons have been installed in which the heroes can place their captured opponents in order for them to be disqualified from the match.

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The first match pitted Asui, Koda, Kaminari, Kirishima, and Shinso of Class 1-A against Ibara, Jurota, Kosei, and Hiryu of Class 1-B.

Class 1-A won the match, and Shinso demonstrated how much he had improved since the Sports Festival.

The second match pitted Aoyama, Yaoyorozu, Tokoyami, and Hagakure of Class 1-A against Kendo, Komori, Fukidashi, and Kuroiro of Class 1-B.

Class 1-B won the match, which was a full spectacle, from Tokoyami's new move to Komori's desperate attempt to defeat Class 1-A.

The third match pitted Iida, Todoroki, Shoji, and Ojiro of Class 1-A against Tetsutetsu, Kaibara, Pony, and Juzo of Class 1-B.

Despite Todoroki's efforts to defeat Class 1-B, the match ended in a draw. After all, his new move taught by Endeavor is still difficult to master.

The fourth match pitted Bakugo, Jiro, Sero, and Sato of Class 1-A against Bondo, Awase, Kamakiri, and Tokage of Class 1-B.

Class 1-A won the match in less than five minutes. They easily defeated Class 1-B thanks to Bakugo's flawless strategy and the support team's efforts.

The final match pitted Midoriya, Asui, Uraraka, and Mineta of Class 1-A against Monoma, Kodai, Shoda, Yanagi, and Shinso of Class 1-B.

Midoriya used the Blackwhip quirk, which was given by one of the previous holders of One For All, to defeat Class 1-B.

Class 1-A eventually defeated Class 1-B in the Joint Training Battle. Shinso also received a passing grade and was permitted to transfer to the Hero course the following year.

What Happened to Eri in My Hero Academia Season 5?

What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5 Eri
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Eraserhead arranged for Monoma to visit Eri in order to help control her rewind quirk.

He intends to assist Eri by allowing Monoma to mimic Eri's quirk. Unfortunately, Monoma was unable to do so due to a weakness in copying quirks that require energy to activate.

Despite this, Eri intends to use her quirk to make herself less of a burden to others. Eri is more determined than ever after hearing some encouraging words from Midoriya.

Eri was also able to celebrate Christmas with Class 1-A. She was beaming the entire time, from exchanging gifts to having fun together.

What Happened in the Hero-Work Studies Program in My Hero Academia Season 5?

What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5 Hero Work Studies Program
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Midoriya and Bakugo have no agency to go to because Nighteye's agency has been busy for a long time and Best Jeanist has gone missing.

As a result, Todoroki offered them the opportunity to participate in the program through Endeavor.

Endeavor challenged his three interns to defeat a villain before the program ended. He also wanted each of them to consider what they wanted to improve.

Deku wishes to master all of his quirks because the quirks of previous One For All holders are manifesting through him.

Meanwhile, Bakugo is curious about what else is lacking in him besides strength.

Todoroki, on the other hand, wishes to learn everything Endeavor has to offer in order to become like All Might.

The Hero-Work Studies Program, on the other hand, is merely a front set up by the Hero Public Safety Commission to prepare students for the upcoming attack of the Meta Liberation Army in Japan. This is based on Hawks' League of Villains intelligence.

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Meanwhile, the RyuKyu agency, which includes Nejire, Uraraka, and Tsuyu, was asked to help the Oki Mariner Crew track down a ship laden with Quirk Booster Drugs.

They were successful in capturing the ship. However, a mysterious man appeared later and declared that he had enough drugs to prepare for humanity's salvation.

What Happened to Endeavor’s Family in My Hero Academia Season 5?

What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5 Endeavor's Family
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Endeavor has been atoning for his sins since the start of the fifth season. Despite knowing that his family will not easily forgive him for what he has done, he still wishes to make amends.

When Natsuo is held hostage by a villain called Ending, it is up to Endeavor and his interns to save him.

Eventually, they successfully saved Natsuo. However, the latter is still determined not to forgive Endeavor, despite him apologizing so many times.

Season 5 also revealed that Endeavor has another son by the name of Toya.

What Happened to the League of Villains in My Hero Academia Season 5?

What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5 League of Villains
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Kurogiri was sent to Tartarus Prison because he had previously been apprehended by Gran Torino. Eraserhead and Present Mic questioned him there.

Kurogiri turns out to be a Nomu created by using Oboro Shirakumo's dead body, much to the chagrin of the two. Shirakumo was Eraserhead and Present Mic's childhood friend.

Shirakumo's consciousness took over as Kurogiri's programming failed. However, it was only temporary. Fortunately, he managed to say "hospital" before reverting. This information was delivered to Hawks, who was currently with the villains.

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Two months earlier, Gigantomachia addressed the League of Villains and informed everyone that Shigaraki is unfit to succeed All For One. The assistant in All For One's lab, Dr. Ujiko, insisted on assisting Shigaraki only if he can defeat Gigantomachia.

Even after several days, Shigaraki was still unable to defeat Gigantomachia. Despite this, his abilities were improving fairly well.

Shigaraki devised a strategy to defeat Gigantomachia when the leader of the Meta Liberation Army, Re-Destro, invited the League of Villains to Deika City.

He intended to entice Gigantomachia to come to the city and fight with the Meta Liberation Army. Shigaraki will take advantage of Gigantomachia's exhaustion to defeat him.

What Happened to the Meta Liberation Army in My Hero Academia Season 5?

What Happened in My Hero Academia Season 5 Meta Liberation Army
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The Meta Liberation Army wants people to embrace their quirks rather than suppress them. A large number of people joined the army and rebelled against the government, led by Re-Destro.

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However, the army suffered a setback when Re-Destro was imprisoned. He also died after committing suicide and writing the book, Meta Liberation War.

Back in the present time, members of the Meta Liberation Army ambushed the League of Villains.

Toga was attacked by Curious and her supporters, as well as Skeptic, while Dabi was engaged with the ice user, Geten. Meanwhile, Twice summoned a swarm of his duplicates to protect his allies and rescue Giran.

Shigaraki, in particular, came face to face with Re-Destro. When Re-Destro overpowered Shigaraki, he began to reflect on his tragic past.

Shigaraki eventually convinced Re-Destro and Gigantomachia of his suitability to succeed All For One. He did, after all, turn Deika City into a massive crater by unleashing the full extent of his quirk.

The Paranormal Liberation Front was formed after the Meta Liberation Army and the League of Villains joined forces.

Three months later, the heroes and villains will fight each other!

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