The Main ManMH中毒 / MH Chuudoku / MH Addicted
- Jul 24, 2016
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There's possibly not a single sentence I agree with in there, at the very least not a paragraph, and certainly the last sentence takes the cake.Where you cheer for the villains or the heroes... the panels showing Izuku reacting to some of the heroes having been injured is pretty hilarious when you consider the absolute hypocrisy. Fighting to help people is understandable as is being upset if you see people you care for being injured... But in the heroes only had themselves to blame here. They mark people as villains and then attack them and try to either kill them or imprison them forever. So the villains fighting back shouldn't be seen as bad in itself. The villains killing and/or injuring people that attack them, can you really say that these actions are bad? They are not.
Now, the villains (Himiko etc) react with anger when they see their friends get injured there is no denying this... but there are two major important points that make this different.
1. Heroes are supposed to be heroic and the moment they start putting the safety of some people over others, then they are no longer heroes. I doubt this was Hori's intention, but this does make the title "my hero" kind of fitting. I.E they are not real heroes, they are just people fighting not to save everyone, but because they have been brainwashed.
2. While the villains in the villain union does not lend the same sympathy to the people they victimize as opposed to the people that they care for, the problem Himiko brought up was never that the heroes were wrong in protecting other people... her issue was with that the heroes in their minds didn't see the villains as people at all. Perfect example of this is Mirio that act as if villains are enemy characters from a videogame.
This is also one of the main problems with Ochaco's interactions with Himiko where she doesn't see the person before her eyes but just the problem that they are causing. While such a thing seem to go hand in hand, Ochaco said that she would stop Himiko if Himiko did bad things. But this is actually the wrong approach and wrong way of looking at it. When you express it like this, it is like saying that the law itself has an intrinsic value in itself that needs to be upheld. While upholding laws is the foundation of a society, in the end what we end up with is a nebulous decision that was made long ago that now control and deprive people of their freedom to live and make their own decisions.
As a hero you are supposed to save and protect people. Fighting villains is only a sad outcome from a hero trying to protect everyone. So Ochaco's answer was wrong. What she should do isn't to stop villains, but rather to protect the people from harm from villains. In the end whether the outcome is the same or not, the importance of difference between these two mindsets is huge. Protecting people means to protect them from harm. But such a hero should also protect everyone... and that means that a real hero would and should protect a villain from civilians or/and the government itself. A hero should be above laws and regulations.