Katsuki Bakugo is one of My Hero Academia's most famous faces, though his overall popularity ranking is challenged by protagonist Izuku Midoriya and fan-favorite Shoto Todoroki. Viewers are familiar with his aggressive personality and daunting strength, but there's more to Kacchan than meets the eye. Belligerent characters are typically considered one-dimensional or predictable, so MHA fans that take Bakugo at face value might not be aware of how compelling he truly is. Here are 10 facts you probably never knew about Class 1-A's resident angry hero. Updated by Daniel Kurland on August 4th, 2021: Midoriya remains MHA's lead, but Katsuki Bakugo is usually not far away and also receives a tremendous amount of attention from the shonen series. It's easy to poke fun at Bakugo's explosive personality and volatile temper, but he contains surprising depth for those that are willing to dig deeper. Bakugo's prior ally was Best Jeanist, but his disappearance results in Bakugo joining Shoto and Midoriya at Endeavor's Hero Agency. Endeavor takes some time to open up to Bakugo, but he's definitely impressed by his commitment and capacity to learn. A sweet understanding blossoms between the two of them the longer that Bakugo remains at Endeavor's Hero Agency. It's appreciated how My Hero Academia accentuates how every aspect of a hero's image plays an important role in the public's perception of them. It's obviously important to have a powerful Quirk or be a member of a prestigious team, but the series also emphasizes how a hero's outfit and even their name should not be taken for granted. Sometimes a hero's name is the only thing that people know about them and Bakugo doesn't waste this opportunity with a subtle moniker.
39;s actually one of the last students to actually acquire his Provisional Hero License.
Bakugo unveils the hero name, Great Explosion Murder God Dynamight, which certainly matches his explosive, fiery personality. It's definitely one of the crazier, but more memorable hero names. My Hero Academia spotlights many different heroes, but Izuku Midoriya is often under fire because he's the successor to All Might's valuable One For All Quirk. Various villains have targeted Midoriya, both to acquire this ability or to snuff it out and other Pro Heroes have emphasized that it's not a Quirk that's given out lightly. The My Hero Academia movies tell some epic stories and the climax of Heroes Rising involves Bakugo temporarily sharing Midoriya's One For All Quirk. The two deliver a tandem attack on Nine that ends in his defeat, but it should not be underestimated how important it is that Bakugo can sustain this Quirk. Rules are important to any society, yet My Hero Academia truly values the rankings and procedures that govern the society's heroics. Accordingly, there are some very competent heroes that aren't allowed to use their skills in the field because they don't have the proper qualifications. Bakugo seems like he should betop of his class, but he's actually one of the last students to actually acquire his Provisional Hero License. It's actually quite fitting that My Hero Academia's 100th episode marks both Bakugo and Shoto Todoroki passing their exams and finally properly entering the world as heroes. Heroes should ideally be role models for children, but just because someone is strong and altruistic doesn't mean that they'll be a natural with the youth of tomorrow.
Bakugo has a history of bullying and lacking patience, which makes it seem as if he'd have zero tolerance for children. However, an early trial that both Bakugo and Todoroki face has them square off with a bunch of kids. Bakugo sees himself in these youth and the less understanding person that he used to be. He wants to help these children learn the lessons that he has, but much earlier in life so that they can avoid the same pitfalls. It's a beautiful demonstration of understanding. Believe it or not, Bakugo was originally supposed to be a kind and compassionate character who would accidentally come off as offensive or insulting whenever he misspoke. At this point, it's impossible to imagine the eternally furious Kacchan with a tame personality. Series creator Kōhei Horikoshi decided that a gentle version of the young hero was too boring and opted for making him utterly obnoxious instead. To be fair, the dynamic anger he exudes in every scene keeps the energy at a high throughout the anime. According to his character profile in Volume 1 of the My Hero Academia manga, Bakugo is into two very specific things: mountain climbing and spicy food. Given his explosive Quirk, it's no surprise that Katsuki's taste in food is as scorching hot as the blasts he creates with his sweat. Mountain climbing might seem like an unexpected hobby for the fiery student, but it correlates with specific aspects of his personality.
39;s a hint of Gordon Ramsay lurking within him.
Bakugo loves a challenge and what could be more online than ascending mountains? All of the students in Class 1-A fall within the same age range, but Bakugo's April 20 birthday makes him the oldest in his class by a little over a month. Mashirao Ojiro, the second-oldest student, was born on May 28. This means that Katsuki was already 16 years old going into UA Though Mezo Shoji is the tallest character in Class 1-A, he's ironically the youngest of the bunch. His birthday falls in late February, meaning that one of the most physically intimidating students is also the "baby" of the group. Katsuki's cooking skills are implied rather than blatantly demonstrated, but if you read between the lines, there's a hint of Gordon Ramsay lurking within him. This is fitting considering he has the same temper as the Hell's Kitchen chef. Bakugo has excellent knife skills- a fact that was highlighted in both the My Hero Academia anime and manga while the students made curry. This doesn't automatically make him a top chef, but it certainly means that he's comfortable with chopping ingredients and that has to count for something. Mitsuki Bakugo's Quirk grants her the ability to secrete Glycerin from her skin. Glycerin basically functions like a moisturizer, which is why her skin is flawless and she appears far younger than her actual age. Kacchan's Explosion Quirk is a combination of his mother's Glycerin and his father's Acid Sweat, meaning he'll likely have perfect skin his whole life.
It's also worth noting that the aspiring hero has more in common with Mitsuki than his father, which includes physical appearance, so he'll presumably age well. While Mitsuki and Katsuki are aggressive and hotheaded, Masaru Bakugo is relatively calm, composed, and far less violent. He sincerely loves his family despite the drastic difference in personalities. However, he's not entirely pleased with his son's vicious temper. Masaru disapproves of Katsuki's arrogance but ultimately supports him on his quest to become a pro hero. The family embodies a "like-mother-like-son" dynamic in every sense, including physical- Kacchan clearly resembles his mother and they even have the same hair. Bakugo's hero costume is dramatic, but it bears a minor detail that fans hardly notice. The grenade bracers are so distracting that you almost don't register the fact that he's wearing kneepads. Protecting his knee caps (of all things) might seem a bit silly, but the pads weren't included for defensive purposes. Bakugo's kneepads were actually designed for offensive strategies, but he hasn't really made much use of them yet. Then again, he can deal a ridiculous amount of damage with his hands alone, so he technically has no need to incorporate any intricate leg work. As the saying goes: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. While climbing mountains is a challenging hobby, we're more impressed by the fact that Bakugo can actually play the drums.
39;ve predicted that the most hostile student would become such a fan favorite.
This scene from the MHA manga revealed that the hothead is a talented musician and he managed to thrill his classmates with his drum solo. His unforeseen musical skills might seem random or nonsensical at first glance, but Bakugo's aggressive emotions correlate with the intensity that goes into playing a drum set. Horikoshi has every right to be perplexed by Katsuki's popularity. After all, he purposely tried to make the teenager unlikable and obnoxious. The series is loaded with every personality imaginable and few could've predicted that the most hostile student would become such a fan favorite. While Horikoshi expected anime viewers/manga readers to hate the ill-tempered character, his ferocity makes his relationship with Izuku Midoriya more compelling. The protagonist is the exact opposite of everything that Kacchan exudes. Oumagadoki Zoo was written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi and fans have noted parallels between that series and My Hero Academia. One of those similarities involves a character named Shishido, whose personality and behavior closely resembles Katsuki Bakugo's. Shishido is an arrogant lion that likes to pick fights and insult others, but his attitude changes over the course of the story. It's no mere coincidence that Shishido made a brief cameo appearance on the MHA manga.
Scott Shelly ( Hangul:셸리 ) is one of the female protagonists in the webtoon. She begins a one-sided relationship with Jay at the start of the series but as the story progress they have a mutual crush on each other and as of chapter 378 they are in a relationship. Shelly is the only female member of the Humming Bird Crew. Because she stayed at England before coming to Korea her personality is perceived as very headstrong. She does not like it when people talk badly about her friends, especially Jay. Shelly also has a lot of stamina and strength, she can keep up with the group's pace when racing and can actually send people flying with her punch (Although that may be for comedic reasons) but never got into the street fights with the guys of the crew. When she was hit on in her first appearance on the series she refused with a lot of sass. Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends. And with Jay, Shelly is very clingy and flirtatious. She has very foreign features: pale skin, her eyes actually look more mint green in color than blue, blond wavy hair. It is known later in the series that she has a tattoo in the side of her arm near the wrist that reads out "temet nosce" or "Know Thyself". At school she wears her uniform usually without the red vest and both wears the skirt and pants.
She is often seen wearing high-end brand clothing, but also occasionally wearing street wear and tomboyish clothes. When riding her bike, she usually wears a jacket and helmet with the same color as her eyes or the Hummingbird crew's hood. She is tall, with long thin legs, a small waist and a bigger bust. Not much is known about Shelly, but it is established that she is from England and she requested to transfer to Sunny High School because of Jay. It was told in an early episode (Ep. 27) that she will be in Korea for one semester. Shelly is the granddaughter of Sunny High School's principal, Nick. When Shelly was a kid, she didn't want to get married and promised Nick that she will just live with him forever, which caused Nick to think that Shelly is not interested to guys until she got interested in Jay. That also caused the over protectiveness of her grandfather. Jay saw what happened and chased the thieves to get her purse back. She refused on taking him to the hospital but Jay refused. She picked up his student ID that had fallen to the ground and, motivated by her encounter with Jay, called her grandfather, asking him to let her attend Sunny High School. Her second meeting with Jay was in their classroom. She kissed him out of the blue and the gossip that Shelly and Jay were in a relationship quickly spread around the school.