The Meta Liberation Army Arc is the sixteenth story arc in My Hero Academia, as well as the seventh story arc in the Rise of Villains Saga.


Story Impact

  • Destro, who was first mentioned by Gentle in the U.A. School Festival Arc, is revealed to have had a son, unbeknownst to the world.
  • Katsuki Bakugo and Shoto Todoroki gain their Provisional Hero Licenses and make their public debut by defeating a group of thieves.
  • Giran is captured by the Meta Liberation Army.
    • He is tortured for information and his fingers, along with articles of clothing, are left scattered around at locations that the League of Villains has been associated with.
  • It is revealed that the League of Villains made contact with Gigantomachia and Daruma Ujiko a month after Kurogiri's arrest.
  • It is revealed that Tomura Shigaraki accidentally killed his whole family with his Quirk when it first manifested.
    • It's also revealed that the hands that he wears on his body when in his villain attire belong to them.
    • Tomura was aware his grandmother Nana Shimura was a Pro Hero.
  • Tomura and the League of Villains, with the exception of Dabi, have been battling Gigantomachia for over a month in an attempt to make him submit to them.
  • The Meta Liberation Army reveal the extent of their forces and threaten the League of Villains directly with destruction.
  • It is revealed that Himiko Toga can use the Quirk of the person she transforms into with her Quirk.
  • It is revealed that Tomura's Decay is capable of spreading beyond the initial target.
  • After sustaining significant injuries, Twice finally realizes that he is in fact the original and is no longer afraid to use his Quirk on himself.
    • It is revealed that Twice's Double is capable of creating multiple clones of himself at once.
  • It is revealed that Dabi cannot handle the heat of his Quirk and the marks on his skin are burns from previous times.
  • Best Jeanist is revealed to have lost a lung after the events of the Hideout Raid Arc.
    • Best Jeanist is revealed to have gone missing for some time, due to Hawks.
  • The League of Villains defeat the Meta Liberation Army and earns their first major victory.
  • Re:Destro loses his legs and concedes defeat to Tomura.
  • The League of Villains assumes control of the Meta Liberation Army.
  • Gigantomachia acknowledges Tomura Shigaraki as All for One's successor.
  • Tomura asks Re-Destro for more to finance his forces.

Battles & Events

Battles & Events

Characters Introduced

Quirks Introduced

  • Landmine: Chitose's Quirk allows her to convert whatever she touches into an explosive that can be detonated at will.[1]
  • Anthropomorph: Tomoyasu's Quirk allows him to take a human-sized object and turn it into an exact lookalike of any given person.[2]
  • Incite: Koku's Quirk allows him to boost the physical and mental capabilities of his allies through his voice.[3]
  • Gecko: Spinner's Quirk allows him to cling on to walls.[3]
  • Stress: Rikiya's Quirk allows him to accumulate stress and convert it into enhanced strength and size.[3]


  1. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 225.
  2. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 228.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 233.

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