The War Arc may be over in the sixth season of My Hero Academia, but the heroes’ troubles are far from over as the villains have only just begun their goal of taking down Hero Society. The battle against Shigaraki and his henchmen resulted in several heroes being hospitalized, including the first hero Endeavor. With a major bombshell regarding Dabi’s identity mostly affecting Endeavor, anime fans are rallying when it comes to Enji Todoroki and the path that awaits him.
Endeavor certainly won’t win any father of the year awards when it comes to his style of parenting, putting Toya, Shoto and his other kids through the wringer in an effort to forge them into heroes who could overtake All Might. Because Toya Todoroki was unable to harness his mother’s Quirk, mastery of ice, in the same way as his brother Shoto, his training had been shelved by Endeavor in favor of the “new kid on the block”. In an attempt to create a flame that could surpass his father’s, Toya had an accident that gave birth to the villainous Dabi and set the stage for the traumatic events currently befalling the Todoroki clan.
In the latest episode of My Hero Academias anime adaptation, Endeavor found himself unable to fight his fallen son, paving the way for a Todoroki family reunion, while also taking the brunt of the big showdown on Shoto, Class 1-A’s “Fire Ice” Hero explained:
Endeavor is the best written and my favorite character in My Hero Academia, no one comes close pic.twitter.com/PdOzEM0ekP
— ABD (@AnimeBallsDeep) January 21, 2023
Ever since Endeavor became the new number one hero following All Might’s retirement from the frontline, Endeavor has struggled to connect with the general public, as being a “Symbol of Peace” required much more than being a powerhouse. With the Paranormal War Arc shattering Japan’s faith in their protectors, both Endeavor and UA Academy will face tough decisions in the future as they grapple with escaped villains and a populace less than thrilled about their decisions.
What do you think of Endeavor’s interesting storyline that evolved from the conclusion of the War Arc? Do you think the number one hero can find some form of redemption from his troubled past? Feel free to let us know in the comments or call me directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk about all things comics, anime and the world of UA Academy.