>>188620353>Why do we make fun of one author but not the other?
What are you talking about, we constantly bash Araki on jojo threads. The problem is that fiction is always full of asspulls, because the plot isn't written by the logical and sometimes random (at least from our perspective) laws that rule the universe, the plot is written by an author that will always force the hand of fate in the direction that he needs or wants. Writing fiction is like performing a magic trick, you know it's not real magic, but the magician has to sell you the imposibility of the trick, despite both of you knowing that it's, well, a trick. An asspull is what happens when the magician doesn't perform proper misdirection to distract from the fact that he's doing a mundane trick.
To compare, one of the most famous asspulls of Jojo is Jotaro getting time stop against Dio. Jotaro gets time stop, but the fight doesn't lose any dramatic stakes. In fact, I have to grant it to Dio the fact that he calmly assessed the new situation, instead of going into a "IT'S NOT POSSIBLE" rant and instantly jobbing. The fight is still pretty dramatic, and the tension distracts you from the fact that Jotaro got a power with some very flimsy foreshadowing. In contrast, Deku getting the extra six quirks got too much attention for the little amount of foreshadowing it had (considering that we witnessed at least two other OfA users and none of them had a clue). That, on top of having lots of smaller asspulls before this one, and the fact that just handing Deku new powers instead of creating new techniques or developing his own quirk feels creatively bankrupt. Despite of that, I hesitate to call it an asspull. It had little foreshadowing, but it was there, from the way that the original OfA worked, you could extrapolate that this would happen, and also from Deku entering Avatar state against Shinso. But in the end, it makes both the character and the story more boring.