Warning: Contains spoilers for chapter #409 of My Hero Academia.
Bakugo’s victory over All For One marks an important point in his character arc, showing his growth and belief in his abilities and himself. His victory is achieved through ingenuity and understanding of his abilities, avoiding clichéd power-ups. All For One’s defeat was the result of the collective efforts and sacrifices of many heroes, highlighting the importance of unity and relying on others as Bakugo admitted that he could not win alone.
When All For One was on the verge of failure, My Hero Academy has revealed his strongest hero and it is not Deku but Bakugo, Deku’s greatest rival. In fact, the epic climax of All For One and Bakugo’s confrontation in the latest chapter proved that his story could be better than Midoriya’s by a single phrase.
Chapter #409 of My Hero Academia reveals Bakugo took down All For One, and with what may be one of his most powerful lines in the series. Despite facing the giant maelstrom of every habit possessed by All For One, Bakugo takes down All For One with a massive and well-timed Howitzer Impact attackclaiming that he just needed “a quirk” in doing so.
Although seemingly humble, Bakugo’s simple words, “the one quirk I have is enough,” hold a whole new world of meaning beyond simply mocking All For One, especially especially when viewed from the context of Bakugo’s character development thus far and him. history of lowly affairs.
All Might’s final gift proves that Deku is not his most important student
My Hero Academia’s ultimate evil nearly tore All Might in half, but one protégé proved that he was more important than Deku and worthy of what he desired most.
Bakugo’s character arc is finally fully revealed
Bakugo’s affirmation of his belief in his own abilities and himself in chapter #409 represents the pinnacle of his character arc. Not only is Bakugo constantly trying to catch up to Deku and close the gap between them, but Bakugo’s feelings of jealousy towards Deku being chosen to inherit One For All are also well known, which makes him even more More confident in yourself and your personality. big effect.
Despite Bakugo’s initial introduction as a bully, he had one of the most nuanced character arcs in My Hero Academia, eventually accepting that his hostility stemmed from feelings of inferiority towards Deku and fear of not being able to keep up. him even if Deku doesn’t have any gifts. Bakugo has since been repeatedly forced to acknowledge the gap between him and Deku, especially during the Final Battle when his initial defeat by All For One cost him the win, which resulted in the victory His present becomes even sweeter.
Bakugo wasn’t a true hero until his darkest My Hero Academia seasons.
Bakugo’s worst moment in My Hero Academia was essential to his becoming a true hero because it forced him to reflect on his behavior.
Bakugo’s victory over Shonen Clichés
What makes Bakugo’s victory seem natural is simply that it avoids giving Bakugo a stereotypical awakening or inexplicable power-up to achieve this victory. Instead, it can be argued that Bakugo’s understanding of his powers has expanded, opening up new possibilities for him to explore. Bakugo defeated All For One with this same ingenuity by taking advantage of All for One’s angry emotions to attack discreetly.
Furthermore, the victory over All For One was also the culmination of the efforts and sacrifices of countless heroes who stood in his way against Bakugo, including Tokoyami, Hawks, All Might, and countless others who gradually eroded the All For One’s armor. So, in a way, Bakugo’s biggest victory in the series completes his journey of learning to work together and rely on othersfinally overcomes one of his biggest flaws as he also admits that he won’t be able to defeat All For One alone in chapter #409.
However, My Hero AcademyBakugo’s final fight gave Bakugo the chance to shine like never before, bringing the complexity of his character and journey to the forefront. BakugoHis sheer determination throughout, even on the brink of death, irrevocably proved that he could be as great a hero as Deku, if not as great. greater, if only with one quirk.
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My Hero Academy
Release date: 2016-04-03
Season list: Array
Summary: In My Hero Academia, some people have superpowers called quirks. Izuku Midoriya, nicknamed Deku, is not one of them. Deku has always idolized heroes like the number one hero All Might, and since he was a child, he has always wanted to be a hero. However, his lack of a quirky personality has always held him back, but a chance encounter with All Might after discovering a classmate in danger puts Deku on the path to becoming a hero. really. My Hero Academia revolves around Deku and a class of heroes being trained at UA. This school shapes young ability users into future heroes through mock rescue missions, combat training, and other heroic training tasks. With young Deku inheriting the “One for All” trait, he will learn what it means to be a true hero while taking on vile criminals.
Franchising: My Hero Academy
Character By: Kohei Horikoshi
Distributor: FUNimation Entertainment
Protagonist: Tsuyu Asui, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Izuku Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, All Might
Production company: Bone
Story by: Kouhei Horikoshi, Yōsuke Kuroda