Kageyama Shigeo, also known as Mob, always wanted a much more normal life. Mob suppressed his powers almost all his life to avoid hurting others. With his innate psychic abilities always going out of control, he was always reluctant to use them.
After six years, the popular series and masterpiece, created by One, officially ended last December 2022. Speculations regarding a particular scene in the last episode of the series started to rise.
Shigeo was born with powerful innate psychic capabilities. From being reluctant in using his powers to fully accepting his destiny as an esper. Mob sure went through and surpassed a lot from the first to the series’ final season.
In the last episode of Mob Psycho 100, while the Kageyama brothers were heading to school, they saw a cat stuck on a pole. Shigeo was seen climbing a pole to save a cat instead of using his powers. Due to this scene, some fans speculate him of losing his powers after his destructive outburst in the final episodes of Season 3.
However, this was not the case. Mob always wanted to live his life without needing to use his powers. He didn’t want to take advantage of it just because he had it. His evil-turned-good spirit friend, Dimple, even told him that if another person had his powers, they would have taken advantage of them long ago. Mob didn’t want to use his power that way for he was a kind good-hearted kid.
Why Did Mob Want to Suppress His Powers?
Mob never dreamt of using his powers to hurt others, primarily because of a particular incident. When he and his younger brother, Kageyama Ritsu, were young, they were bullied by two men, which led to Mob unleashing his uncontrollable abilities.
His unconscious actions resulted in him hurting his little brother. Hence, he came to the conclusion not to use his powers, especially toward other people. Not only that, Mob’s childhood crush, Tsubomi Takane, quickly grew bored of Mob’s psychic abilities after seeing it, which made him sad.
He then thought that if he developed other abilities, such as sports, Tsubomi-chan would notice her again. Instead of joining the Telepathy Club, Mob decided to challenge himself by being a member of the Body Improvement Club.
Mob believed that developing his physical strength would lead him closer to his childhood crush, Tsubomi. Even though a single lap of running almost killed him by constantly fainting. Mob didn’t give up. He kept on training with the others and formed genuine friendships with the members.
With the older members of the club graduating from middle school. They passed their role as club officers to their trusted members, including Mob. At the end of Season 3, Mob was seen welcoming new members of the club as the vice president, together with the new president, Jun Sagawa.
Did Mob Stop Using His Powers?
Mob didn’t lose any of his powers or has stopped using them. Towards the end of the series, he was still the same esper with overkill abilities. However, in terms of his personality, a lot has changed.
Mob’s perseverance in becoming physically strong was no longer just because of the girl he liked. But because he came to love what he was doing. From being a boy who quickly got anemic because of exhaustion. Mob was able to get so far because of his determination and his friend’s support.
Him accepting his fate as an esper doesn’t mean he will use his powers anytime, anywhere. What remained constant throughout the season was his perspective in life and that is to only use his powers when they are badly needed.
Since joining the Body Improvement Club, Mob has truly become physically fit. He is no longer the same boy who always faints due to exhaustion and is no longer the person who gets left behind by his club members. His hard work finally paid off as he now leads the club, yelling Fight On! to boost his team members’ strength during training.
Kageyama Shigeo grew in many areas throughout the series. He finally became the person he always wanted to be. He is now someone who is capable of using his physical strength to save a cat instead of relying on his psychic abilities.
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