Kirishima was simply amazing in chapter 143
is either sad or satisfied (or both) with what Kirishima endured in
chapter 143, for a reason, but I wanted to add that, just,
Kirishima was so brave and strong in that chapter I’m just…!
I’m really impressed by his genuine devotion
and pure will to
protect FatGum. Fat is a pro hero, he’s handling the fight
somehow but Kirishima has no means to know that; he’s not in
Fat’s head as we are, they don’t communicate, he doesn’t know Fat has
a plan and is stocking all those punches to give Rappa a taste
of his own medicine. All that he can see is that Fat is in real
danger, and even though he’s in pain and terribly scared, even
if he’s been broken when he thought he was finally strong, he won’t allow himself to let Fat endure everything and desperately tries to find something he can do even though the situation is unbalanced and he’s clueless as to what to do because he knows he’s not strong enough. But then, he went anyway.
Even Tengai thought he was too scared to move and was helpless, and he was, but then Kirishima stepped up, put himself in first line and protected Fat, holding purely on his will and desperate need to do something to help and protect him.
I find this panel very powerful: he is unbreakable, he doesn’t crumble and stands right on his feet. He clenched his teeth and faced all those punches, and even went and tried to give a punch back against that terribly powerful villain, almost landing a hit, if not for Tengai’s barrier.
He’s just… Kirishima is just incredibly amazing and brave. He truly was heroic. He wasn’t suddenly not scared or didn’t powered up; he took his fears and doubts, and decided, with so little that he had to present, to face adversity and Go Beyond.