My Hero Academy has the perfect opportunity to explain the franchise’s most controversial death right now Bakugo Katsuki was finally revived. Luckily, mangaka Kohei Horikoshi has a successful track record of justifying unpopular developments in unexpectedly satisfying ways, giving fans hope that he will continue on this fascinating path.
At the end of My Hero Academia #403, Bakugo suddenly appeared at the 11th hour, just as All Might was about to be killed by All For One, while Deku was stuck in the fight against Shigaraki.
This is the first time fans have seen Bakugo after Pro Hero Edgeshot decided to use his powers to revive him, replacing Bakugo’s heart with his own life in chapter #362, after The young hero fell while unsuccessfully trying to stop Shigaraki.
My Hero Academia can finally justify Bakugo’s resurrection
Most fans were disappointed by Bakugo’s death because he was an extremely popular character, but the fact that a random hero like Edgeshot, who had no previous connection to Bakugo, seemed as if she sacrificed her life to save him. The most controversial development Many believe that a more suitable Pro Hero to do this would be someone like Best Jeanist, who was Bakugo’s mentor. Since Edgeshot’s progress seemed to have succeeded with the appearance of Bakugo, My Hero Academia was finally brought in to justify Edgeshot’s involvement.
Fans have reason to hope because of the series’ achievements. For example, many fans were displeased when, after showing other seemingly bigger battles such as Deku vs. Shigaraki and Shoto vs. Dabi, the focus returned to Toga and Uraraka’s fight, which they believed that would ruin the overall pace of the story. Luckily, this wouldn’t happen as Toga used Twice’s blood to create her deceased friend’s endless army, becoming one of the biggest problems in the final war. Therefore, Edgeshot’s sacrifice could have a much deeper meaning: perhaps by being inside Bakugo’s body, he could trigger the awakening of his Quirk, or maybe Horikoshi would simply justifying it with one of the extremely emotional scenes he has made his fans familiar with.
While Edgeshot saving Bakugo may have initially disappointed some fans, the young hero’s epic return reminds everyone that the author knows what he’s doing. The final fight was extremely difficult and challenging for Horikoshi, who had to depict multiple battlefields at once, all of which featured highly competitive battles and characters that fans wanted to see more of. Bakugodeath and resurrection have been put aside for a while, but for now My Hero Academy can show fans that they were too quick to judge and that everything happens for a reason.