MHA 14: Better than the Olympics

My Hero Academia episode 14 review

MHA 14

Not much happened in this episode. We get a little bit about All Might who apparently has had years cut off his life, or more accurately, minutes cut off his transformation. We find out that Aizawa is going to fight through his injuries to show up for class. And we also find out that the Olympics have been rendered moot thanks to all the quirks in the world.

That last bit is actually a real-life scenario. Dozens, if not hundreds, of Olympic medals in the last 20 years have been stripped from their original winners due to doping, steroids, performance-enhancing drugs, and the like. So in a way, “quirks” have led to Olympic championships being rendered moot thanks to cheating. Even Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter who holds the 100-meter and 200-meter world records, lost a gold medal thanks to one of his relay race teammates being caught doping.

Getting back to the show, I don’t think it was the writers’ intent to make a statement on the reality of sports competition, but I thought this was kind of funny how it reflects real life. In the meantime, I look forward to the sports festival and hope that something actually happens in it, unlike this episode.

Episode rating (out of four stars): **

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