My Hero Academia could have a machismo problem with its heroines

My Hero Academia is one of the most popular anime and manga series in the Industry, and in recent years they have presented us with amazing battles in which the protagonist, along with other UA students, have shown that they are prepared to fight the most powerful villains.

Something that we find quite striking is that in My Hero Academia there have been strong and imposing heroines since the beginning of the series, such as Mt. Lady, Midnight, Uraraka, etc. In fact, Star & Stripe, America’s strongest heroine, managed the impossible and went toe-to-toe with Tomura Shigaraki, the All For One holder and leader of the League of Villains.

However, like all the other protagonists, their author (or editor or Weekly Shonen Jump team) has ended up erasing them from the franchise. Although her devastating power was, in the words of the manga itself, “Superior to All Might”, it was not enough to survive another chapter.

In this year alone, she and Lady Nagant, the villain who endangered My Hero Academia’s Hero society and the power of izuku Midoriya, proved to overcome the power of great antagonists and be disappeared from history before the manga. I could delve into their characters. In other less serious cases, there is Mirko, the fifth strongest heroine in Japan in My Hero Academia.

She was “knocked out” after facing a large number of Nomu in the War Arc. She fared less badly than Midnight in that she had an unexplained death offstage…(no further explanation). A clear example of this is the group called “The Big Three”, made up of Nejire Hado, Mirio Togata and Tamaki Amajiki.

While the last two have had a great development arc, Nejire Hado took a backseat in the story and her only “major arc” was during the Sports Festival to be queen of the festival, which was her only major conflict. The contrast between the development between the two male heroes of The Big Three and Nejire Hado is remarkable, as it is with the rest of the female heroines in the series.

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