Deku’s Detriment

Warning: Spoilers everywhere.


Deku has a tendency to help people to the detriment of his own progress as a pro hero.

There is countless examples all throughout the series. From giving up the position of class president to Iida, encouraging Shoto to using his fire in their fight, to saving the fake Ochako in the provisional license exam who turned out to be Toga. He has effectively crippled himself both physically and prospect wise.

When the reporters broke into the U.A campus Deku was unable to take control of the situation but Iida shows up doing exactly what he should have done and in the end Deku gives him the position out of reverence for his take charge attitude, on the outside this looks like a smart decision deferring to a better person who is suited for the job, even though it would have helped him grow as a hero as he states. “This is the department of heroics so it’s probably akin to guiding the group. Definitely a position that’ll build up one’s hero foundation all the faster.” Being humble today cripples him tomorrow.

He helps Shoto accept his fire side because he wants to save him, not try and win the tournament which was the task he was supposed to complete. After all the people who are the explicitly noticed are the ones who made it to the podium.

Saving the fake Ochako, who knows what Toga will do with that blood but it won’t be good and it’s all because he caught her when she fell and he new it wasn’t her but still went to save her even though it could have all been a trap, which it was.

These actions are caused by the foundation of hero ideals that he is made up of, which is to save and rescue people. Going out of his way to do so in most cases. It’s like he’s taking a side quest to break his neigh caps so it’s harder to complete the original quest.

Deku’s only goal at the start of the series was to be a hero, as he grows and evolves he thinks about taking over the number one spot but these moments are brief with him barley focused on it. He’s determined on becoming a hero than reaching for the top as we see when Miro ask Deku what kind of hero he wants to be he replies with, “I want to be the best hero of them all.” With Miro commenting that “your goal is all over the place.” Which is accurate, to be the best hero is different from being the number one hero as we see with Endeavor who takes over the top spot and while I can assure you he does get the job done, he is a frightening person who many do not like as he cares little for other people after the day is saved.

He has no time for fans or for pleasantry’s with people who cannot help him reach his goal quicker and his personal character is lacking in the way he treats his family. To be the top hero does not always goes those who deserve it or embody the best parts of a hero’s mold. While Bakugo has effectively changed who he is since he came to U.A. When he first entered he had only one goal to be a hero so he could knock All Might of his golden number one hero throne and while the goal remains, he has changed his ways so he can get there.

Both Deku and Bakugo’s heroes journeys intertwine with both connecting goals but they cannot reach them until they fill what they are lacking inside of each other.

All Might wants the two to learn from each other and while Bakugo is beginning to, Deku has already learned from Bakugo. He’s become more decisive, confident in his abilities, when fighting he pushes through the inferiority that tries to infect him and in the end do what needs to be done.

But he cannot desire to win as much as he wants to save others.

As I have said before to save and rescue are key parts of his ideals of being a hero and wining is just not needed outside of these cases. The consequence of such actions is minimal to him at worst he’s left in the background, or in last place. To him glory isn’t important, as long as the people are okay that’s enough for him. So the expectance of failure in this area is to looked at with a shrug of the shoulders.

When ever someone is showing behavior that is counter productive to them being a hero, they cannot be taken aside by the arm and told through long exposition of how hurting themselves is destroying others and if they do try this method it doesn’t work, it just goes through one ear and out the other. Instead it boils down to a fight which they loose and how they acknowledge this failure that they change, wether it is a positive change or a negative one.

Failure is the best teacher, she is what you make of her she can be either a friend, a foe, ally or even just there to remind you where you are.

The most stubborn of students who cannot learn or progress in failure need to be melted down so that they can be re-made once broken with new pieces to replace the old ones.

Bakugo shattered in such away that he was forced to change the very core of his belief structure of what it means to be a hero. Deku has yet to be broken in such a way and I heavily doubt it will ever happen due to Deku’s personality.

Deku needs a reason to fight other than just to win as he cannot fight for himself, every fight he has entered was for someone else. Taking down the zero pointer to save Ochaco, saving his friends from villains at the USJ fight, the sports festival to make All Might proud, saving Iida from Stain, the provisional license exam (Now I know what you’re thinking that this was a fight and did for himself but may I argue that he didn’t want to let All Might down as well as his classmates, so technically not winning a fight for himself in this case), the Eri arc etc.

Outside of these conditions Deku does not go looking for a fight preferring to be a spectator instead and unless called upon by an outside force he will remain stationary. Take for example all the sports festival arc, not once did Deku communicate with his classmates while they were fighting there opponents but the moment Shouto wavers in himself while engaging in battle with Bakugo, Deku yells at him trying to bring him back, which works for a second before he shorts himself out. Even on the sides he still tries to save people in a situation he can do nothing but watch.

The only time I can pin point in the series where he was fighting for himself was with Bakugo and even that is a tainted fight by his morals as it wasn’t about winning or losing. Deku could see he was in pain and the only way they could talk was with his fists. Giving it his all because that was the only way Bakugo would respect him. Even in moments where Deku is fighting for himself he cannot but help others.

In his fight with Bakugo he thinks to himself. “When my feeling of I need to win Is stronger than my feeling of I need to rescue I’ll carelessly run my mouth and say bad things and though that’s supposed to be a part of me that I rather dislike in the end in my mind you’re the image of victory.” Not someone I have to surpass, not a goal, but the image itself of victory. Meaning he cannot beat Bakugo as long as he seems him in such a bright light or in other words he will never become a great hero like All Might wanted.

I can here you all typing away at your computers saying that this story is narrated by Deku saying how this is how he became the best hero of them all. Now chew on that sentence for a bit, really get what it means because to Deku being a great hero is rescuing and saving people but as All Might put it. “In the way young Midoriya longed for young Bakugou’s strength, and in the way that young Baukgo feared young Midoriya’s spirit. If your lacking in one or the other you won’t be able to maintain your own sense of justice as a hero.”

What does that mean for Deku? We have to ask what kind of hero would he be in the future because of the limitations he has put on himself. As he explains in the intro this is the story of him becoming the best hero of them all and it’s him telling us from the future so he is still a hero as he uses present tense from the past tense and we have established what he considers an ideal hero up into this point of the series. Leading us back to the question of  how he shall change this world. As I explained before in a previous post (Why Sir Nighteye Is Wrong About Deku) he is more than most because he had less and because of that he found a way around what he lacks with his hero analysis and with him receiving a quirk he has risen from the minority to the majority. He can see more from the bottom and above as he has reached both depths in terms of the social hierarchy, which hero’s cannot do (except for All Might and the vigilante knuckleduster) as while some have less than impressive quirks they have never been without power of some kind.

With his ability to empathise and understand both ends of the world, he’s eventually going to find that the villains are more of a symptom to a larger disease in the society of Japan and the world, and cure it in his own way instead of just fighting them like the rest of the heroes do, with them dealing with the villian at the time instead of retroactively nipping them in the bud before they bloom and keeping on top of it with his ever skilled partners. In the end his detriment will cure the world of this disease called villainy. And if your wondering about the quirk laws and the society of My Hero Academia don’t worry I will get into that but in a different post because that definitely deserves a whole article all of it’s own. So remember to subscribe and like for more of my content.


Welcome To The Ballroom: Why You Should Watch it


I have been a fan of this manga ever since I picked it up at my favourite comic place a little over 3 weeks ago and when I heard there was an anime adaption coming out on July 9th of 2017 my mind immetialy short circuited I went into a comatose state. Having now reawakened by the date edging closer and closer. I thought I should spread the good news about Welcome To The Ballroom. (I sound like I’m recruiting you for my cult).

The story revolves around Tatara Fuijita he is absolutely desperate to be good at something or anything in his case. He’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. Thus the local bullies go after him like a cat after a mouse, they try to hit him up for cash but is saved from departing with his money when he’s saved by Kaname Sengoku a professional ballroom dancer.

Fuijita fell in love with dance the moment he layed his eye’s upon the way the people moved their body’s from a simple recording of professional ballroom dance tournament he fell in love and couldn’t shake it so he married her. He didn’t do this for a girl or to pay off a debt he saw something a movement a flicker of beauty within the seamless time of dance and decided he to wanted to fall into this world as it called to him like a siren in a sea of endless purgatory that is his School career.

The story is set in Middle School right before he enters High School which is just annoys the crap out of me due to how almost every anime is set in one but as the characters barley spend any time there it’s merely background noise to the dancing and to exaggerate how immature they act which can only be portrayed by teenagers or at least very immature adults who refuse to grow up.

When your at that time of your life the stakes are high especially when your trying to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life. In Japanese culture your supposed to have your life figured out by the time your in Middle/High School.

Similar shows like Mob Pyscho 100 and My Hero Academia which have a premise I enjoy are also set in a High/Middle School where they try to figure out what means to be a hero or how to improve one social skills, in this ever changing setting their surrounded in and there is a reason I bring these two anime up as an example and that is because Fuijita reminds me a lot of Deku and Mob.

Fuijita works hard to improve his dancing and although learns fast it is not unexpected. Dance is not like controlling a super power, or learning how to be sociable or learning to write. Certain dances take less time to master than others and as long as you keep on practicing a persons skills won’t fade, while it is better to start dancing as a child mostly for flexibility it doesn’t mean you can’t start learning to dance at an older age.

His passion for dance drives him never minding the pain as the constantly dances either at home or at the studio, he works hard and it shows. The way that they move in the manga is simply breath taking and to see those beautiful movements animated I shall be speechless.

Studio I.G is being held responsible for the production if you are unfamiliar with them you my know or at least heard of some of there work, Haikyu!!, Giovanni’s Island, The Joker game and Kuroko’s Basketball Season 3, along with many other works that would just be to tedious to name. I bring up these anime to explain what kind story they are telling at least from how I see it.

I have read the entirety of the manga up to the latest release and for those who are looking for a love story this isn’t for you. A coming of age story with a slight twist of romance if you squint it’s even advertised that way in the PV’s saying that it’s 10% romance and 10% roll.

Now let me admit something to you, the only sports anime I have watched was Yuri On Ice and I can practically hear you typing away about how it’s a romance anime not a sport one, even the creators have said this is a romance anime but at times it has cut the romance completely for the sport instead. With Welcome To The Ballroom I know it’s going to be focused on the sport and that the people are taking this seriously from the way they change there hair styles to fit in to there posture while dancing. There only goal is to be the best in their field and for no other reason than they honestly enjoying what they’re doing and there something incredibly pure about this as you can feel there joy lift off the pages and have it light up your eyes.

Now as far as I can tell from the PV’s the animation is quite stunning with a lot of soft colors and very little of the way of harsh tones, I won’t say anymore because what I have seen there is nothing but praise coming from my finger tips and you don’t need a list of why this will be great. Now let me get into the neck issue.


You may say they have been lengthened in unrealistic proportions but that is simply not true. If we look at examples of real live dancers who stretch there necks when they dance they do this because in dance sports the spine needs to be stretched and the neck elongated without being broken and gives dancers that strong upper carriage.



Here’s a pair of professional dancers Marcus Hilton and Karen Hilton, see how they stretch there necks to appear elegant.


When you don’t frame the whole entire body the experience of looking at them is quite jarring. As long as they keep the upper view of the body with as minimal head shots as possible it won’t look as strange to the viewer.

This a show I would take the three episode rule to heart because it does have some unpleasant physical violence to the main character that happens in the first part of the manga but quickly dies down as the series goes along, not to say some of it is undeserved from some of the characters points of view but it’s something I cannot stand. But I should warn before delving into Welcome to the ballroom because after I read it I almost went out to get dance lessons myself. So tread carefully because this truly an addicting manga I can just imagine what the anime will do.


Warning: Spoilers for both the anime and manga.

Bakugo at first glance can seem to be a one dimensional character but he is far more complex once you rip off his flesh and get to the bones beneath. You see who he really is and once you do, his actions, his words and violent behavior makes sense to some degree. And just to be clear I’m not trying to justify his behaviour merely explain it.

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When Bakugo manifested a quirk that was flashy and cool everyone around him praise him for it. This admiration caused his tiny little ego to enlarge to outrageous proportions as those he has surrounded himself with yearn to be like him and keep telling him that there is no doubt that he can become a hero, with how fast he mastered his quirk and the usefulness of it. But lacks a key factor to actually become a hero. Drive and desire.

Deku has both of these characteristics which helps to mould him into an ideal hero, while Bakugo is a little to left on the hero spectrum a born hero. He has every thing that is needed to be one just not the drive and desire. Not to say that he does not have aspirations.

His main focus is to surpass All Might the person who inspired him to become a hero in the first place. This is not simple admiration either because of All Might’s influence, this shapes his personality quite deeply. When the villain alliance offers a position to him he nearly blows up Tomura as a pointent rejection to join the alliance. Even though he is betting with his very life in this situation he tells the truth which is actually quite admirable as he has never lied, he may not be able to admit certain truths to himself but every word that comes out of his mouth is complete honesty. Wether that’s how he views hero’s or how he should be as a hero even following the rules to a completer tee, even in a life threatening situation and doesn’t engage the villains when Aizawa resends the order of permission to battle, trying his best to become an upstanding hero.

Bakugo views hero’s as people who never lose a fight while also beating the enemy to a complete pulp, that is what makes a great hero according to him. When Deku tries to convince him to run for the gates and not engage in battle during the end of term test with All Might, Bakugo tells him to. “Stop talking. I will win. That’s…what heroes do.” This gives us a clear view on how Bakugo views hero’s and it is quite squwered, but then so is his purpose of becoming a hero. The reason that Bakugou wants to become the number one hero is because he wants mainly to reaffirm that he is the best to the entire world because deep down he is an insecure mess.

Ever since that fateful day when Deku tried to help him up the seeds of doubt began to sprout in his mind because from his perception quirkless equals weak so by Deku trying to help him he is essentially being called weak by Deku someone he should be protecting. But this one slight is not the main reason for the hate train of torment onto Deku.

Through all of Bakugou’s torment Deku keeps clutching his dream never giving up no matter how impossible it seems, no matter what Bakugo does to Deku he does not bend to his will like the simpletons that he surrounds himself with and that infuriates him which is why he gives him the nickname Deku.

He doesn’t call him extra or side character he calls Deku by the nickname he chose for him. The only people’s names he has bothered to remember are those he considers stronger than him or people he considers friends like Kirishima. By giving Deku a demeaning nickname he wants to acknowledge him but cannot as he is being held back by his own denial that he’s jealous of him.

Bakugo desires Deku’s tenacity and drive. He has constantly pushed him to the ground along with his past class mates but no matter what he gets back up, a little worse for wear but still gets up and keeps going in pursuit of his dream and Bakugo loathes this.

You may not think it when you look at him but Bakugo has practicing the ancient art of fake it till you make it. Ever since the sports festival his confidence has started to wain under the intense strain of seeing how everyone around him is far more powerful than he is, it’s a blow to his ego and his philosophy.

What’s his philosophy you ask? It’s entitlement. From the way he treats the people around him he believes that he is a gift from god and deserves everything so it doesn’t matter how he treats other people. Everyone around him are tools to be used and once they have filled there purpose he can throw them away like so much of yesterday’s trash. He calls his classmates as well as other students extras sighting that they are easily disposable and can be replaced by anyone, along with this he batters them giving no thought on how they feel, not caring for the image he’s creating in other peoples minds of himself, he only cares about being the strongest even if others despise him. He needs to do this to prove it to others he’s strong so that he can keep convincing himself of that, because those seeds of doubt that swirl in his mind that tell he’s weak have gown into trees and have started to bare ripe fruit.


His extremely fragile self confidence becomes apparent after the schools sports festival when he is promptly disappointed by the fact that Shouto didn’t go all out when he fought against, by shouto going not fighting he feels as though he is being called weak and because of this he promptly refuse the medal at the end of the sports festival as he feels that it was undeserved as Shouto was not giving it his all like he did with Deku. Which was understandable he was going through moments of self doubt and realization at the same time not a good mix as this ends with him confused on who he is and ends up with him burning himself out in the middle of the fight.

Bakugo fought so viciously against his opponents not caring if they were friend or an extra by doing this he’s showing them respect by not going easy on them believing them each to be on his level as they were standing on the same stage as him. But this fight with Shouto has lead to a revelation that he was simply lucky and that applies to all parts of his life.


Luck plays an incredibly large part in his life; his powers are simply a quirk of fate. As we have seen with the Todoriki family it was a 1 in 4 chance that Shouto got the same quirk from both of his parents and not just one, the other or a combination.

While Deku on the other hand worked hard to be where he is. Training those 10 months with All Might never once faltering in his training regime even though it was exhausting and the results were slow. He stuck with it and received a power that would help him achieve his goal.

All Might sums these ideals of luck during the series to point out what is luck and what is hard work. “Something you receive cause you’re lucky and something you’re given because you’re recognized, are different in essence.” All Might and Deku are the masters of hard of work while Bakugo is the Sasuke Uchia of the series. When confronted with an opponent far stronger than he begins to questions his own place at the top along with his superiority and when he falls into failure he doesn’t know how to respond expcially if the opponent is himself.

When the provisional license exam arc ends with him not receiving his license, mainly on how he treated the civilians during the rescue portion of the exam, he is quite devastated.


Finally he has to face his faults, but in the only way he can. Screaming and punching someone else. With all of his frustration finally built he takes on Deku to prove once and for all who is stronger and he of course wins but surprisingly he finds no victory in it, he knows that Deku did go all out and cannot believe with such a strong person backing him that he lost thusly that is when his emotions spill on the ground as he finally admits that he is weak and is frustrated by his weakness.

Back in Junior High he felt as though he had the world in front of him and had what it took to reach the very top with his power. But there’s always someone stronger than you and to think otherwise is just stupidity of the highest degree that will lead only to sorrow because he is living proof of that.


Bakugo is filled to the brim with guilt as he takes the weight of All Might’s retirement onto himself saying that “But I’m weak even though all I wanted to do was become strong like you. But cuz I’m weak now you’re like this.” All Might carefully explains that it was always going to end up this way no matter what he did it was always going to end up this way. Seeing Bakugou’s distress he imparts his wisdom onto him about how to go about being a better hero.

“To obsess over victory the way you do, young Bakugou and to want to rescue who is in trouble, the way you do young Midoriya. If you’re Lacking in one or the other, you won’t be able to maintain your own sense of justice as a hero.”

Taking his words to heart he puts it into practice. His mind that was once in a hazy fog of doubt fears and uncontrollable rage has dissipated and for the first time he can see the whole world in front of him. He’s able to see there’s more to hero’s than never losing a fight or defeating the enemy and can even encourage others in there pursuit of becoming a hero because when he lift’s up others they will do the same for him.

He has started to change into a rival and hopefully a good friend that people enjoy being around despite his brash attitude. Change comes to us all eventually no matter how much someone fights against it. Will he apologize to Deku in the future? Possibly. After all in his story he’s the hero in another the villain.

Why Sir Nighteye Is Wrong About Deku

Warning: Spoilers for the anime and manga.

When Sir Nighteye is testing Deku for an internship at his agency he plainly states that, “Miro should have been the one to inherit “One For All.” He is completely wrong about this.


When he looks at Deku he can only see his quirk or rather a lack of one. Which is to be expected in the society of My Hero Academia. A persons worth is judged by what kind of quirk they have. So when he finds out that One For All is passed onto this quirkless creature he cannot figure out why or what All Might saw in him to give this amazing power to Deku. While there is a boy who would be suited perfectly for taking All Might’s power and that is true.

If you looked at Miro on paper he is the perfect candidate, especially on how you theorize One For All work on his body. He could use at least 20% of the power right off the bat as he has trained his body not just his quirk for years, the implications are that he would be like a mini All Might and that’s the problem.

Society has learned that they cannot rely on one person to be the pillar of peace and are looking for ways to reform their current structure by creating small hero teams to take on this burden instead of one person, if you only have a singular pillar holding up the world it will crash down once it’s removed but have many and although it will tilt it will never fall. In the book of “The 8 Laws Of Change by Stephan A. Schwartz he describes the best way to change society is by non violent means and small, individual choices.” The current society is changing and with knew foundations you must rip up the old ones.

If Miro took up All Might’s title this would continue the stagnation within society and nothing would change adding on to the fact that Miro is not that bright.

While Miro is not as dumb as a rock he his no strategist and the only reason he is in the top 3 students was because of his quirk not his mind. To be the symbol of peace you need brains in your head, All Might may not seem like it but he is actually quite bright. The time that Miro was training to use his quirk Deku was studying hero’s and their strategy’s for taking down villain’s and in return created his own.

While Deku’s progress with One For All is going extremely slow he is picking up the pieces and putting himself together to forge his own identity.

Miro and Deku share many characteristics, just Miro exhibiting them more strongly. He is everything that Deku is not, self confident, charismatic and has extremely creepy eyes that give me nightmares coupled with a straight face that makes me want to scream in terror.

Miro is what I call a classic hero, a person who was not the underdog for long, while he did struggle with his powers he overcame it and in turn became one of the most powerful students at U.A. But Miro was born with a quirk meaning he is significantly disadvantaged unlike with Deku who was born without one.

When Bakugou was attacked by the Slime villain all the hero’s were standing around waiting for someone with a better quirk to arrive to deal with the situation, if Miro with only his quirk had been there he would be fruitlessly trying to combat this slippery villain while Bakugou is slowly choked to death as he can’t break him free.

In this society people have a over dependency to rely on them using it as there only form of fighting except for the few who are cannot do this. With the people who don’t have a fighting quirk they have to get creative, making them better hero’s as this open their minds to develop new ways to handle the situation before them and don’t give up just because there quirk isn’t suited for the battle, they find their way around it. While Miro understands this concept he is early Naruto in his battle tactics, punch them till they’re on the ground as it were and that is not a good strategy when you’re faced with an enemy that negate your quirk and in this world where villains are smart with extremely dangerous quirks his chances when faced with a villain that is stronger and smarter than him when he’s all alone, well the odds are not in his favour. He will be essentially repeating the same cycle that All Might started. Continuously sticking to the same foundation as his predecessor not knowing that the pillar of peace is a faulty one until it is to late.

For society to change so does it’s heroes otherwise there is nothing left but stagnation.Sir Nighteye can only see how Deku’s not like All Might and not the future of how society will be shaped by this boy and how he will handle this new world order that society demands from the hero’s. But that’s expected for a guy with foresight not future sight.

My Hero Academia The Effect Of Bullying On Deku

Warning: Spoilers ahead for the anime and manga.

Now before I begin I just want to say I understand the Bakugo has a superiority complex and I know why he hates Deku but that does not take away from the fact what he has done and how it has shaped him.

The story starts with our main hero Deku, an underdog who is constantly abused by his childhood friend Bakugo.

At first I believed that Deku came out relatively unharmed by this bullying, but as the series progressed it has become apparent the bullying has left deeper scars than I originally thought.

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When Azawia is discussing the relationship between Deku and Bakugo with how they interact when paired up in a team. “They’re on horrible terms.” He points out. This statement shares the blame equally between the two which is completely unfair to Deku. Bakugo’s superiority complex at the time made it impossible for other people to get along with him and the only person who can get close is with someone who can figure him out and is not afraid of him or in other words a complimentary personality.

It was at this point I came to realise that none of the teachers (except All Might but he doesn’t really press Mydoria on it)  know about Bakugo bullying Deku or just don’t address it as far I can see. The students know something happened between the two but they don’t delve in to it deeply with just a brief moment where Ochako says “I remember now…it’s Bakugo who keeps bullying you.” But beyond that nothing with the other students. While some of the faculty know about Deku inheriting his power from All Might none of the students do (except for Bakugo but that’s later on and not really important because he was the one bullying Deku in the first place), there all assuming that Deku has had his powers since he was a kid. The students are completely unaware that just before the entrance exam he was quirkless and have no idea that he was bullied by Bakugo so mercilessly that he visibly flinches whenever he uses his powers around him and when he see’s Bakugou approaching he prepares for an attack from him.

He’s been constantly bullying Deku since preschool and soon after other kids began to join in. In the series the bullying is seen as both physical and mental which can greatly harm a person. In Deku’s case he develops feelings of inferiority which he constantly battles against as Bakugo is always right behind him trying push him beneath his boot heal. His torment goes to the point where he advises Deku on committing suicide saying, “If you want a quirk so damn badly, just throw yourself off the fucking roof and hope you get one in the next life!” The scene plays out lightly to me but it is far darker than I imagined as it’s confirmed by Deku mulling over his words as he does say it was suicide he was talking about.

When Bakugo got a flashy quirk while his other classmates got rather useless one’s, this solidified his place at the top of the hierarchy of the classroom making the other peons follow him out of awe as in this world whoever has the flashiest toy is the leader and whatever he says is immediately law. His reasoning for his torment of Deku was for a perceived slight when Deku tried to help him up when he fell down in the water, he saw this as Deku looking down on him and that is when the torment began. As the other children saw Bakugou beat down Deku him for not having a quirk and like the ever-present sheep they are the students join in on the torment that lasted till Junior High.


Previous flashbacks indicate that most of the kids that were in Deku and Bakugo’s preschool were also in their junior high school classes. As weird hands and shark haired guy hang out with Bakugo after school when they get attacked by the slime villain. These are the same individual’s who were around him when they were beating that kid up at the park. From the time they were in preschool till Junior High Deku has been constantly put down, beaten up and isolated from most kids his age as till up to High School Deku has not made any friends other than Bakugou.

Deku knows this isn’t how other kids are treated by there fellow peers and desires the same treatment that everyone else gets. Not knowing how to go about it he looks at heroes who are admired, loved and adored by the public specifically the top hero All Might. All Might is adored by everyone as the number one hero, who wouldn’t want to be like him but this has caused some issues. All Might over the years has put himself in extremely dangerous situations and portrayed as self sacrificing by the media. Putting everyone else above his own safety. Now I can practically hear you saying this is what hero’s do but there is a difference between being selfish and not caring about yourself and All Might is walking that line.

All Might has even damaged himself to the point where he can’t use One For All anymore. It is a repetitively hammered in fact that in this world hero’s must sacrifice to protect and be willing to do anything to save the day.

Deku worships All Might like a god and with no father around because we see no hide or hair of Deku’s father ever, he starts to mould himself in his idols image as he is the closet to a dad he has ever had.

The bullying followed by his hero worship of All Might has forced Deku into a mindset that we see very often, the sacrifice of self. He has damaged his body for the sake of everyone else. His arm is covered in scars, his bones have been broken repeatedly. While in his mind he breaks his body to protect people and win the love of his hero but in the end he views himself as someone who needs to constantly put others first no matter what.

This self destructive way of thinking has caused irreversible damage to himself and it is only with the retirement of All Might and a reminder of his past failures that he has vowed to not damage himself anymore, I just hope the change is permeant and not just a fleeting thought otherwise good bye pro hero dreams.