While Katsuki’s death and resurrection Bakugo will go down as one of the most moving events in My Hero Academyan even more profound act is sacrifice Side shot taken to complete his resurrection process.
Shinya Kamihara AKA Edgeshot is currently the fourth ranked Professional Hero in Japan and the leader of the team of Professional Heroes known as the Lurkers. He has been at the forefront of Japan’s crime-fighting efforts, including campaigns against All for One and the League of Villains for many years. Like many Pro Heroes of similar stature, Edgeshot has almost complete mastery over his ability, known as “Foldabody”. This ability allows Edgeshot to instantly flatten any part of his body to the point where it becomes an extremely thin, razor-sharp thread. As a result, Edgeshot can sneak into any dimension, including one’s body, as revealed in My Hero Academia Chapter #364. Edgeshot saves Bakugo’s life by turning his body into a thread, then uses himself to bind and repair Bakugo’s damaged heart.
Edgeshot’s sacrifice redeems the pro heroes’ indifference towards the new generation
Bringing back a popular character like Bakugo is a prudent move for manga author Kohei Horikoshi, especially considering the uproar his “death” caused. An equally important aspect of revival, however, is the fact that a professional Hero, and especially someone of Edgeshot caliber, gave up his or her life to save a hero of the next generation. Although the focus of the manga is on developing promising young amateurs into professional heroes through the guidance, care, and support of the current generation of Professional Heroes, Class 1-A and the Another student of UA High School, is continuously thrown into the crossfire. conflict and leave to figure it out on your own. While this has led to a massive growth in students, it has also resulted in more injuries and deaths than would have been possible if more Pro Heroes were actively and constructively involved. on developing their replacements.
For all of Bakugo’s potential in My Hero Academia, he’s still not a hero on par with Edgeshot. Furthermore, there is no evidence in the manga that Edgeshot ever had a relationship with Bakugo to the point of being willing to sacrifice himself to save the young hero. However, Edgeshot’s sacrifice makes sense considering the discussions in this chapter, such as All For One’s discussion with himself about wanting to give Shigaraki the power to carry on his legacy. himself, as well as Agpar talking about All Might’s efforts to help Deku grow. It’s a call to Pro Heroes to do the right thing and take responsibility by ensuring the next generation has everything they need to continue and transcend the legacy that has been laid.
If Edgeshot, All Might, and even All For One can dedicate themselves to the next generation, they will set an example for Pro Heroes, who need to start doing the necessary work to ensure new heroes are not wiped out and can function effectively on their own. The idea of preparing and supporting the next generation is important in any culture, but it’s especially important in My Hero Academia. However, the danger and lack of preparation of the young heroes-in-training often surprises everyone. My Hero Academy fans but Side shotsacrifice to revive Bakugo redeemed all of that with one powerful moment.
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