The Rise of Stain and the Fall of Heroes
My Hero Academia fans, get ready for a thrilling episode that will bring back one of the most iconic villains of the series: Stain, the Hero Killer. Stain is a ruthless vigilante who believes that most heroes are corrupt and unworthy of their title, and he has made it his mission to purge them from society. He only respects All Might, the Symbol of Peace, and a few other heroes who share his ideals of selflessness and justice.
What Happened To Stain?
Stain was last seen in episode 30, where he fought against Izuku Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, and Tenya Iida in Hosu City. Their combined efforts eventually defeated him, but not before he managed to paralyze several pro heroes with his Quirk, Bloodcurdle, which allows him to immobilize anyone whose blood he ingests. However, before he could be arrested, he had a final confrontation with Tomura Shigaraki, the leader of the League of Villains, who tried to recruit him into his group. Stain rejected Shigaraki’s offer, claiming he was just a childish criminal lacking conviction and purpose. He then declared that he would only let All Might kill him, and unleashed a powerful aura of intimidation that stunned everyone around him.
Stain was taken into custody and imprisoned in Tartarus, a maximum-security facility for the most dangerous criminals. He remained there for several years until All For One, the archenemy of All Might and the mastermind behind the League of Villains, orchestrated a massive prison break that freed most of the inmates, including Stain. Stain escaped from Tartarus alone, without joining any of the other villains or groups that emerged from the chaos.
What Will Stain Do Next?
Stain’s current whereabouts and goals are unknown, but he will likely resume his crusade against the heroes he deems as fakes. He may also seek out All Might, who has retired from hero work after losing his Quirk, One For All, to his successor, Izuku Midoriya. Stain may want to challenge All Might one last time, or perhaps try to convince him to return to his former glory.
However, Stain will also have to face new enemies and obstacles along his path. The world of My Hero Academia has changed drastically since his disappearance. The rise of new villains such as Shigaraki, Overhaul, and Re-Destro has plunged society into chaos and fear. The fall of All Might has left a void in the hero society that no one can fill. The emergence of new heroes such as Endeavor, Hawks, and Mirko has challenged Stain’s views on what it means to be a hero. And the growth of Izuku Midoriya and his classmates at U.A. High School has shown that there is hope for the next generation of heroes.
Why Is Stain So Popular?
Stain is one of the most popular characters in My Hero Academia, both among fans and within the story itself. His actions and ideology have inspired many people to follow his example or oppose him. His appearance and personality have captivated many viewers with his cool design and charismatic voice. And his role in the story has been crucial for the development of many characters and themes.
Stain is not just a villain; he is an anti-hero who has a noble but twisted vision of justice. He is not just a killer; he is a martyr who sacrifices himself for his cause. He is not just an enemy; he is a rival who pushes others to surpass their limits. He is not just a character; he is a symbol who represents the dark side of heroism.
Stain is a complex and fascinating character who will surely leave a lasting impact on My Hero Academia. Don’t miss his return in episode 385, airing on April 23rd on Crunchyroll and Funimation.