At the League of Villains’ hideout, Kurogiri wonders if the Vanguard Action Squad will be able to handle the mission. Tomura assures Kurogiri that they will be fine; Tomura decides that it is not time for him to reappear and begins to comment on his gameplay. Tomura realizes that his gameplay was faulty when he first attempted to murder All Might and now has decided to let his pawns take down the ones up high before aiming for the final boss. Tomura explains that he intends for the Vanguard Action Squad to make a crack in the superhuman society, noting that the Vanguard Action Squad’s endeavors at Class 1-A and 1-B's training camp will be a blow for the Pro Heroes whether they succeed or not. Kurogiri questions if the Vanguard Action Squad means nothing to him, but Tomura rebuffs Kurogiri’s claim, saying that he respects the Vanguard Action Squad’s strength and personally hopes they succeed; Tomura continues to say that while they have their differences, they can rely on each other because both he and Kurogiri are not the only ones oppressed by society’s rules.
Back at the cliff, Izuku has defeated the Muscle Augmentation villain who is now unconscious. Izuku notes that his job isn’t finished and must inform Shouta and the Pussycats about the enemy’s strength. Izuku tells Kouta that they can leave the unconscious Muscle Augmentation villain where he is because he won’t be waking up any time soon. Izuku says to Kouta that the wildfires will be a detriment and tells Kouta that they need his Quirk. Izuku asks Kouta to use his Quirk to save them just as he saved Kouta. Izuku has Kouta jump onto his back and starts running back to the facility.
Meanwhile, Dabi has attacked Shouta. However, Shouta easily dodges Dabi’s attack. Shouta counter attacks and easily overwhelms Dabi using his Capturing Weapon and melee combat. Having apprehended Dabi, Shouta demands information, but Dabi refuses. Shouta sees the wildfires and wonders what is going on; Tenya, Mashirao, Minoru and Kouji arrive at the facility. Suddenly, Dabi breaks free of Shouta’s grasp but Shouta still has his Capturing Weapon around Dabi. Suddenly, Dabi begins disintegrating into nothing and disappears. Shouta orders Tenya, Mashirao, Minoru and Kouji to go into the facility. Shouta decides to head into the forest.
Somewhere in the forest, it is revealed that the Dabi Shouta was fighting was a clone courtesy of a villain with a duplicating Quirk. The real Dabi asks the duplicating Quirk villain to make two clones of him so that he can resume his fight with Shouta, to which the villain complies.
Izuku and Kouta are running through the forest and spot Shouta. Izuku decides to leave Kouta’s protection to Shouta and heads off to seek Mandalay. However, Shouta stops Izuku before he can run off, asking Izuku to relay a message to her.
Outside the forest, Mandalay and Tiger continue fighting Spinner and Kenji respectively. Kenji manages to continue holding his own against Tiger while Spinner manages to give Mandalay trouble. Just as Spinner is about to attack Mandalay with his bladed weapon, Izuku appears and lunges with his legs empowered by One For All Full Cowl which destroys the bladed weapon, much to Spinner’s shock. After tumbling to the ground, Izuku informs Mandalay that Kouta is safe and asks her to communicate Shouta’s message.
Mandalay uses her Telepath and sends Shouta’s message to Class 1-A and 1-B; he authorizes them for combat. This means that the students of Class 1-A and 1-B will be able to fight back against the Vanguard Action Squad. In the forest, Shouta realizes that the villains’ goal is targeting the students and has no choice but to allow the students to defend themselves since the situation is a matter of life or death. Shouta decides that he will take the punishment as a result of his authorization and hopes that the students don’t get themselves killed.
Characters by Appearance
|Forest Training Camp Arc|
|Chapters||70 • 71 • 72 • 73 • 74 • 75 • 76 • [[Chapter 77|]] • 78 • 79 • 80 • 81 • 82 • 83|
|Volumes||8 • 9 • 10|
|Episodes||39 • 40 • 41 • 42 • 43 • 44 • 45|
|Battles and Events||Class 1-A Swimming Competition • Quirk Training Camp (Class 1-A vs. Pixie-Bob) • Vanguard Action Squad Invasion (Tiger & Mandalay vs. Magne & Spinner • Izuku Midoriya vs. Muscular • Eraser Head & Vlad King vs. Dabi Doubles • Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu & Itsuka Kendo vs. Mustard • Katsuki Bakugo, Shoto Todoroki & Fumikage Tokoyami vs. Moonfish • Ochaco Uraraka & Tsuyu Asui vs. Himiko Toga • Bakugo Escort Squad vs. Vanguard Action Squad)|