The End of the Beginning, The Beginning of the End is the ninety-fifth chapter of Kōhei Horikoshi's Boku no Hero Academia.


One day after the battle between All Might and All For One, society has learned about All Might’s true form and that he will no longer be able to fight. This revelation has caused great tension and uncertainty amongst society as they have lost their “Symbol of Peace”.

At the Police Headquarters, the police officials discuss the events that have transpired; they have learnt nothing new from the Noumus they captured except how they are possibly manufactured, the League of Villains ringleader, All For One, is imprisoned and All Might will no longer be able to fight. One of the police officials believe these events to be a victory. However, another says that they have lost their “Symbol of Peace” which will inspire villainy to rise once more and as a result, there is no victory. The police official comments that All For One’s imprisonment will only further motivate Tomura Shigaraki to grow and become even stronger. Another police official concludes that they have relied on the Symbol of Peace, All Might, too much which has led to these unfortunate circumstances; the police official states that the Police Force can no longer be on the sidelines by retrieving villains and must reform their policies so that they can take a more active role against villains.

At a hospital, All Might who is bandaged and recovering states that he can no longer use One For All and that although he can no longer be the Symbol of Peace, he still has things to do. Naomasa is in disbelief that Tomura Shigaraki is Nana Shimura’s grandson. On that topic, Gran Torino comments that Nana Shimura and her husband had a child. However, after her husband died due to heroics, Nana sent her son to a foster family so that he can stay away from the world of heroics. Nana then informed Gran Torino and Toshinori to not get involved with her son. All Might wishes to find Tomura, however, Gran Torino tells All Might that he is in no position to help Tomura since he has would not be able to see Tomura as a villain. Gran Torino and Naomasa decide that they will handle the search for Tomura. Gran Torino suggests to All Might that he must remain at U.A and carry out what he must still do; helping his successor, Izuku Midoriya.

At Kamino Ward, Izuku along with his group meet up with Shouto and Momo and bring Katsuki to a Police Station for his safety. Afterwards, Izuku, Shouto, Momo, Tenya and Eijirou part ways and head home. Shouto arrives at the Todoroki Abode where his sister greets him and states that their father is in the training hall. Shouto walks by the training room and assumes that his father will take the position of Number One Hero now that All Might can no longer fight. Shouto sees the training hall, only to find that the room is nearly in shambles due to Endeavor’s rage; Endeavor refuses to accept the position of Number One Hero.

Izuku arrives home and his mother is glad to see that he is safe and sound. Izuku goes to his bedroom and lies on his bed, exhausted from everything that has transpired and wonders if he made the right choice to rescue Katsuki. Later that evening, Izuku receives a message from All Might. Izuku runs out of his home and heads towards All Might’s location.

At the Dagobah Municipal Beach Park, Izuku goes to All Might. However, All Might greets Izuku with a Texas Smash as a part of his scolding. All Might reveals to Izuku that he can no longer use One For All and demonstrates this by entering his Hero form, only to exit it in a split second afterwards. All Might informs Izuku that he is retiring as a Hero since he is in a state where he cannot fight anymore. All Might scolds Izuku for never doing what he is told and for his recklessness in rescuing Katsuki. However, All Might is glad that his recklessness did not get him injured this time and is proud of Izuku for that. All Might hugs Izuku and apologizes for not being a proper mentor towards him, but from now on he will focus solely on Izuku’s development and training.

Izuku begins to cry, to which All Might scolds him for again. Izuku now fully understands that the age of All Might has come to an end.

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