If there’s a rivalry that transcends shonen, it’s that between Katsuki Bakugou and Izuku Midoriya, the two main characters of My Hero Academia, and the fact that from the very beginning their personalities were completely opposite: Bakugou, with his explosive Gift, represents arrogance and confidence in one’s innate abilities, while Deku, initially without a visible quirk, represents perseverance and the desire to improve. But what is the real reason why Bakugou hates Deku?
The truth is that there are several reasons. First, we have to talk about their rivalry, which began in early childhood. Bakugou and Deku were friends from a very young age, but their relationship changed dramatically when Bakugou developed his Explosive Quirk and began to view Deku as an inferior rival due to his lack of a quirk at the time. This leads us to Bakugo’s sense of superiority, another barrier between the characters. And the fact is that Bakugou has always considered himself a prodigy due to his powerful Gift, and this causes him to look down on those he considers less talented, including Deku.
One thing to note, however, is that despite his arrogant demeanor, Bakugou is also very insecure. The perception of Deku looking at him with pity or compassion due to his lack of a quirk infuriates him as it reminds him of his own insecurities. Finally, there are several actions worth noting that increased Bakugou’s dissatisfaction with Izuku, such as their numerous confrontations and competitions. These clashes only intensified their rivalry, contributing to the ongoing conflict.
Did you already know the reasons for the difficult relationship between Bakugo and Deku?
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