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Mezo Shoji’s mask finally falls off in My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) chapter 370, bringing a unique heroic take on heteromorphic discrimination. Before continuing, this article will contain spoilers for the chapter.), so we recommend you read the manga that has come out in the last few hours on the MangaPlus by Shueisha service.
As the final fight between Deku and Tomura Shigaraki is reaching its climax, we see the reveal of Shoji’s face. Shoji’s decision to always wear a mask was made before he enrolled at UA. Hiding his face from him forever was a deeply personal choice that he was not forced to make, but the process leading up to this decision was heartbreaking and we finally know why.
An unfortunate common reality of characters with heteromorphic Quirks in My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) is that they have all faced some form of social rejection based on their appearance. Shoji was no exception, and one of those defining moments for him was when the sight of his true face caused a little girl to start crying. Shoji has since chosen to don a mask in an effort to be more accommodating to others. Shoji’s search for acceptance may be getting in the way of his full self-expressionbut Chapter 370 showed that he still takes pride in his heteromorph status.
Fortunately, Shoji and the other heteromorphic member of Class 1-A were placed on a battlefield dominated by heteromorphic villains and citizens. equally misguided. In this battlefront, the heroes are protecting the Jaku Hospital, the place where Kurogiri, the high-end nomu, is being guarded at all costs. Remnants of the Paranormal Liberation Front, led by Spinner of the League of Villains, are laying siege to the area, and since they number over 15,000 to the defending Pro-Heroes’ 200, it’s only a matter of time before they manage to break through. the hospital successfully.
Shoji’s discrimination in My Hero Academia 370 (Boku no Hero Academia)
All the heteromorphs present share the same pain of ostracism and forced conformity that Shoji has. Unfortunately, All For One has taken advantage of their negative sentiment towards society to capitalize on it with the figure of Spinner and use them as pawns in their selfish war for world domination. When the heteromorphs saw Shoji charge at Spinner, they slammed the young hero to the ground.they ripped off his mask and branded him a traitor as he had a similar Quirk status to them.
Shoji had but a simple response to this abuse. He did not mock their valid antisocial agenda, but strongly implored them to examine their actions.. He asked what the discrimination they suffered had to do with the attack on the hospital and reminded them that the heroes they despised so much had at least made sure that all the innocents were evacuated before starting their own raid on the hospital, regardless of the situation. Quirk category. Since his perverted cause did not take into account the amount of damage the heteromorph hospital invasion would cause to innocent civilians, Shoji sided firmly against them, warning the crowd that he would not allow injustice to stand.
In My Hero Academia’s extensive cast of characters, perhaps one of the most mysterious is Mezo Shoji of Class 1-A. He is a quick-thinking and personable hero-in-training, like most of his classmates, and relates to them in a way that she couldn’t be friendlier. However, there is a limit that Shoji has never let pass; In all of his appearances, his face is hidden by a mask and has never been seen before by either the characters in the universe or the fans. In the My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) Chapter 370, Shoji’s mask was removed for the first time and proudly showed to be a heteromorph.