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Red Riot (烈怒頼雄斗 Reddo Raiotto?) is the seventy-second episode of the My Hero Academia anime and the ninth episode of the fourth season.

Summary

Tamaki Amajiki defeats Toya Setsuno, Yu Hojo, and Soramitsu Tabe. He restrains them and poisons them with octopus neurotoxin to keep them immobile. Tamaki also takes their masks and notices that his fight took too long to complete. However, Tamaki received sufficient damage during the battle and collapses, unable to catch up with the others.

Tamaki Amajiki defeats Setsuno, Hojo, and Tabe (Anime)

Tamaki restrains the defeat Yakuza.

Meanwhile, Deku and Eijiro worry about Tamaki. Fat Gum tells them to believe in Suneater and Eijiro decides he must keep trust in Tamaki. Eraser Head notes Irinaka's lack of activity and theorizes that Mimic can only use his Quirk in one area at a time. Currently, he appears to be focused on the police upstairs. He checks on the status of the three Bullets, and is surprised to see them defeated by a single hero.

Back at the entrance to the hideout, Bubble Girl questions the Yakuza she captured earlier. They explain the origin of the Hassaikai under the boss and how Overhaul has changed it into a villain organization. All the Yakuza are resisting because they fear him more than the police. They believe he will escape because he's crazy and has no fear of the future.

Mimic targets Eraser Head

Mimic targets Eraser Head.

Underground, Mimic targets Eraser Head and strikes him using the wall. Fat Gum pushes Eraser out of the way in time and is trusted into a tunnel that leads to a dark room deeper underground. Eijiro suddenly appears and reveals he tried to save Aizawa as well. They both ended up falling into this room together, but they're not alone.

A masked villain appears and Eijiro immediately activates his Red Riot Unbreakable defense. The villain sends Eijiro flying with a single punch before laying down a hailstorm of bullet punches to Fat Gum's body. To both the heroes' surprise, Eijiro's ultimate defense was effortlessly compromised by the villain. The hardened skin on his arm breaks off and Eijiro is hurt bad.

Spear and Shield Combo

The Spear and Shield Combo of the Hassaikai.

Kendo Rappa stands before the injured heroes and claims weapons don't belong in a fight because life or death should be determined by a man's own physical strength. Fat Gum tries to hit back, but a golden barrier appears to block his punch. Hekiji Tengai appears and notes both the heroes have defensive quirks. Rappa unleashes another barrage on Fat Gum's body and even the hero is surprised how much shock his attacks produce. Fat Gum is able to stay on his feet and realizes these weren't on the listed Quirks given out by the police.

Tengai reveals that this a true battle between Spears and Shields. Rappa and Tengai are a spear and a shield while Fat Gum and Red Riot are two shields. However, Eijiro is hurt and can hardly be considered in the fight. He begins to despair until Fat Gum reminds him to remain unbreakable. Rappa wants to get back to fighting and demands Tengai stop using his barrier. Tengai refuses and reminds Rappa that their Master Overhaul paired them because of their compatible abilities. Rappa tries to hit Tengai, who protects himself and allows his partner to fight without protection.

Eijiro Kirishima helpless (Anime)

Red Riot nearly gives into his fears.

Rappa continues to rain bullet punches on Fat Gum, ho continues to analyze the dangerous situation he's in. Eijiro can only sit by and watch at Fat Gum challenges Rappa head-on. Eijiro despairs while Fat Gum appears to struggle against Rappa's endless punches. Tengai can see the fear in Eijiro's eyes and claims he's already out of the fight.

Eijiro recalls going to Mustafa Middle school and believing he could get by with a weak Quirk as long as he had a strong spirit. He failed to stop some bullies and then Mina Ashido, the star of the middle school, makes easy work of it. One day walking home from school, Eijiro notices some girls being harassed by a large man demanding to know where the Springer Hero Agency is. Eijiro freezes and doesn't help the girls, but once again Mina appears to calm down the situation. Afterward, Eijiro is disappointed with himself for being a coward.

Eijiro Kirishima is a coward

Before getting into U.A., there was a time Eijiro couldn't face his fears.

Eijiro gave up on his dreams of going to U.A. and was prepared to stop being chivalrous due to his true colors. However, a video of Eijiro's favorite hero, Crimson Riot plays and reminds him that all heroes are afraid. Red Riot fears danger, but he feared the dying look on someone's face far more. He believes in living a life with no regrets, something that inspires Eijiro to enroll at U.A. and become a student of their hero course. Mina also got into U.A. and noticed that Eijiro totally changed his hair to get a fresh start at a new school. Mina realizes what happened that day with the villain was hard on him and promises to keep his secret.

Back in the present, Fat Gum continues to get pulverized by Rappa. However, Fat Gum's Quirk allows him to absorb the energy of his opponent's attacks by burning away his defensive fat. By building up enough energy, Fat Gum can forge a spear that can pierce any shield. Tengai senses Fat Gum planning something that tells Rappa to finish him quickly. Fat Gum has lost more defensive fat than he expected and might not be able to utilize his energy just yet.

Red Riot vs. Rappa

Red Riot faces his fears and acts as an unbreakable shield!

Rappa's next attack threatens to defeat Fat Gum, but Red Riot appears at the last moment to protect his mentor. He's determined to live a life without regrets and hardens his body each time after it breaks. He bears Rappa's attacks, sacrificing his body to protect Fat Gum. He withstands Rappa's barrage, impressing the villain. Eijiro even tries to strike back, but Tengai's barrier appears to protect Rappa. Tengai claims Eijiro's efforts were in vain, but Fat Gum reappears to reveal that it was anything but.

Now much skinnier, Fat Gum's fist is supercharged with energy and he claims to have forged the perfect spear thanks to Red Riot. He claims the villains lost this fight because they underestimated the chivalrous spirit of Red Riot. Fat Gum's punch shatters Tengai's barrier and sends both villains flying into the wall, defeating them. In this battle of spears and shields, the heroes are victorious.

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