Defeat is the eighty-third chapter of Kōhei Horikoshi's Boku no Hero Academia


While Shouta helps rescuing Class 1-B students, Ochako and Tsuyu arrive at the Vanguard Action Squad's rendezvous point. However, they realize that they are too late as Katsuki has been captured; Izuku continues howling in grief while Mezou, Shouto, Fumikage and Yuuga try to console him.

Fifteen minutes after the League of Villain’s attack is over, medical teams arrive to heal the injured students and firefighters extinguish the fires. The Vanguard Action Squad's attack resulted in twenty seven students receiving injuries and caused the capture of Katsuki Bakugou as well as the disappearance of Ragdoll. The Police Force arrive and immediately arrest Muscular, Moonfish and the gas masked villain. However, these arrests don't amount to the failure of protecting one student from being kidnapped

A day later, there are protests outside of U.A. Inside U.A., the teachers are having an emergency meeting regarding the League of Villains’ attack by their Vanguard Action Squad and the affect it has done. The teachers realize that the time of peace has made them soft which has resulted in the incidents that has transpired; they also acknowledge the League of Villains' threat and their plan to wipe out the current Hero society. Mr Principal is worried about the prospect of Katsuki becoming a villains since that will jeopardize U.A.'s credibility and cause them to be shut down. since they are speaking of credibility, Present Mic points out that there is a traitor amongst them since only the teachers and The Pussycats knew the location of the training camp, although his fact is dismissed by Snipe since trying to find the traitor will breed mistrust and destroy them from the inside. Mr Principal declares that he trusts his colleagues and is about to say something regarding the traitor issue, but he is interrupted by All Might's phone, causing All Might to leave the room.

Outside the meeting room, All Might picks up the phone and talks with Naomasa. Naomasa tells All Might that there has been an unexpected development; they have probably located the League of Villains hideout. Naomasa states that an unrelated investigation two weeks ago had to do with the location of the villains' hideout and asked the building owner who confirmed that one of the people using the building looked similar to the people who captured Katsuki. Naomasa plans a rescue operation after this top secret intel has been verified and asks All Might to join the operation. All Might thanks Naomasa for his hard work and plans to get payback once he has found the villains.

The next day at a hospital near the training camp, Izuku is recovering from his grievous injuries as a result of his battle with Muscular. Class 1-A arrive to see Izuku; Fumikage apologizes for causing trouble for him during the training camp, but Izuku rebuffs and says that it is his fault for causing them trouble. Izuku asks if all of Class 1-A are here; Tenya informs Izuku that Tooru and Kyouka have not regained consciousness from the gas, Momo has also being hospitalized due to a serious head injury but regained consciousness yesterday. Notwithstanding Katsuki, all sixteen of them are here. Izuku despairs over being unable to save Katsuki when he was in reach of him and just as Shouta said during the Quirk Apprehension Test, his Quirk amounted to nothing at the time, which causes Izuku to spiral into depression.

However, Eijioru states that this time they can save him; Eijirou and Shouto reveal that at the hospital yesterday, they overheard a conversation between All Might, the Police Force and Momo; Momo explains that Yousetsu planted a transmitter she created onto one of the villains and hands a device to All Might that will allow him to locate the transmitter. All Might applauds Momo's growth and finds her to be worthy of being a Hero, asking her to leave the rescue of Katsuki to him.

Tenya deduces that Eijirou wants Momo to create a device for themselves so that Class 1-A can track down and rescue Katsuki themselves. Tenya demands that the rescue of Katsuki be left to the Pro Heroes, but Eijirou is tired of being unable to do anything that will make him a Hero and a friend, causing them to get into an argument. After being calmed down by Denki and Tsuyu, Although he fully aware that the matter should be dealt by professionals, Eijirou encourages Izuku to go through with the plan as it will allow him to reach and save Katsuki. Izuku gives Tenya a pleading look, but Tenya is hesitant as he knows fully well about the consequences they will face.

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