Notorious Sniper Lady Nagant.
Our chapter starts with an ominous conversation between Deku and Hawks. Our Top 2 mentions his concern regarding a certain woman. If Izuku is to encounter her, his plan of action should be to leave immediately. Of course we know that won’t happen and from last week’s chapter we also know that this is precisely who he’s facing off this week.
Former Pro Hero, long-range sniper Lady Nagant is Hawks senpai and probably the best sniper in Japan. 3km range. Pure skill. No locking ability and her arm turns into a rifle. Her bullets are made from fiber picked out from her two-colored hair and she can manipulate it into any desired shape.
Nagant seems to be part of past pro-heroes who were disheartened with the hero profession and whatever she did in response to this got her into prison and into
Lord Vaformort’s AFO’s list of special candidates for his villainous army of Hell. In exchange for working with him she was granted the Air Walk Quirk and custody of an armless Overhaul, I suppose. I’m curious to see how he’s going to play out on this equation. As for Nagant, I believe she will prove to be one of Deku’s most fearsome foes. Having worked as a pro hero and being a villain means she has experience, strategy, strength and probably doesn’t give a dime about Deku being a kid. A battle fought in the air? I guess!
Thanks to The Fourth’s Danger Sense quirk Deku manages to deflect two of her bullets. But he actually catches one of them with The Fifth’s Blackwhip? Did I catch that right? Because she mentions Deku avoiding two bullets. But it definitely looks like he caught this one!?
And by the way, how incredible is the mood set by these darker night frames that Horikoshi (and his assistants) keep delivering? I can’t remember another manga that did action scenes during night-time like this. Man, what a feast.
Next week is too far away!