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- Introduction of a new and powerful threat
- The strongest weapon in My Hero Academia
Since professional heroes in My Hero Academia are public figures, their information is readily available to the public. They are even required to report any new changes to their Quirk to the government. This transparency serves to reassure the masses, as well as check and balance the heroes. However, this same transparency does not apply to the villains. That is, after all, why they are bad guys. Thus, their heinous creations often surprise the public and the heroes.
The Nomus are a good example. They are artificial creatures created by Dr. Kyudai Garaki of the Paranormal Liberation Front. They possess supernatural strength and impressive regenerative abilities, making them perfect weapons of mass destruction. In fact, All Might is forced to use his full power – albeit in his weakened form – to defeat a single Nomu when first introduced to the series.. Today, the best Nomu make their debut.
Introduction of a new and powerful threat
The first high-level Nomu to appear in the series is Hood, the Nomu whom Endeavor narrowly defeated with the help of other heroes. My Hero Academia Season 6 Episode 2 introduces other high-level Nomu. When Mirko was about to assault and arrest Dr. Garaki, a Nomu named Mocha saved the hateful doctor. Dr. Garaki took this opportunity to release the high-level Nomus he had cultivated. Mirko engaged them in combat and even managed to defeat one, but she also lost an arm in the process, proving the Nomus High-End’s frightening combat prowess.
Simply put, high-level Nomus are the cream of the crop among Nomus. Dr. Garaki explained that Nomus were made from the bodies of fallen individuals. Corpses have been changed to have multiple Quirks. Thus, they lost their cognitive ability and only acted according to the commands programmed into them. The resulting Nomus were then classified into different levels. There were the low-tier, mid-tier, upper-tier, and high-end Nomus.
The strongest weapon in My Hero Academia
High Level Nomus were already much stronger than an average human, and they also had multiple Quirks at their disposal.. High Level Nomus, however, exceed this level of power. Additionally, these Nomus retained a fragment of the intellect of their former selves. That’s why Dr. Garaki chose the corpses of extra-violent villains as the basis for these high-level Nomus.
Since these were high-quality creations, the whole process often took longer than usual. Quirk stabilization alone took months. Mass production was therefore not possible. As strong as these Nomus were, they had a similar weakness to other Nomus: they virtually die once their brains are destroyed.
High-end Nomus are arguably the most powerful weapons in the world of My Hero Academia. These abominations, after all, possess superhuman strength and multiple Quirks. Fortunately, their creation comes at a huge cost. High-end Nomus require the corpses of the baddest villains. Mass production is also virtually impossible due to the time required to manufacture a single copy. Even so, these efforts are worth it because just one of them can give a high level hero a hard time.