Did Shoto Forgive His Dad

Shoto encounters Endeavor before his match with Hanta Sero. The Flame Hero: Endeavor is Shoto's father. Shoto's relationship with his father has never been close, stemming from Endeavor's abusive treatment of his family. Endeavor began training Shoto around the age of five, planning to mold his youngest son into a tool for surpassing All Might. Shoto's training was brutal and abusive, often pushing Shoto to the brink of illness and keeping the boy isolated from his older siblings. This was where Shoto began to dislike his father, telling his mother that he never wanted to become a Hero like him (ironically, Endeavor's treatment led Shoto to look towards All Might for inspiration). Shoto's fear and resentment turned to hatred when Endeavor's abuse finally drove his mother over the edge, resulting in an incident that left Shoto scarred and his mother in a mental hospital. Blaming Endeavor for everything that happened, Shoto declared his hatred for his father, and swore to reject Endeavor in any way he could.

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Shoto's hatred was so deep that he refused to use his fire powers because he inherited them from his father, seeing it as his father's Quirk rather than his own. His refusal to use his fire powers came from his desire to deny his father the satisfaction of him surpassing All Might by relying on his fire Quirk, thus denying Endeavor achieving his goals. In his original Hero costume, he covered his left side with ice, as a sign of his rebellion towards his father. Shoto witnesses Enji's breakdown. Although Shoto resents his father for his detestable personality, and what he put him through in his childhood, Shoto is not blinded by his hatred towards him, and does respect his father's intelligence, judgment, and insight. He chose to attend Endeavor's agency for work experience, as he believed that it would show him a lot about what it meant to be a Hero. Despite this, Shoto has not forgiven his father for anything that he has done, though he no longer allows this to rule over him as a person. Shoto also witnessed his father reacting in fury after he became the next No.1 Hero after All Might's retirement.

Enji later expressed pride in his son after witnessing his growth during the Provisional Hero License Exam Remedial Course, though Shoto gave him the cold shoulder. Undeterred by this, Enji simply told him he would try to be a better hero and man that Shoto could be proud of as the latter simply shrugged him off but smiled at his father's change. When watching a news report of his father's fight with High-End, Shoto was surprised and horrified to watch as his father was overwhelmed by a villain's attack. Shoto continued to watch his father the Nomu and even cheered him on before he saw him emerge victorious. Relieved to see this, Shoto fell to his knees and was happy for him. However, his concern returned after Dabi makes his entrance. Shoto and his father met again after his battle with High-End, Shoto took time out of school to come home. He noted on Enji's new scar in a rather tense tone, as if to imply that Enji now knows that scars are permanent. After Natsuo confronted Enji and left, Shoto spoke up and called him a great hero after his success. Shoto surprised Enji by voicing while he still hasn't forgiven him yet, he looks forward to seeing the changes he will make in being a father.

Izuku thinks Shoto is ready to forgive his father. Despite this, the relationship still remains tense; during the internship at Endeavor's agency, Shoto openly states that the person he strives to be is All Might, not Endeavor. He also says that came to his father's agency to use him, and to stop acting fatherly in front of his friends. When Katsuki and Izuku were invited to dinner with Todoroki Family, Fuyumi asked Shoto how he currently feel about their father. Shoto answered that he couldn't just forgive his father for what he had done as his mother kept enduring until she could no longer endure it and consider the scar he received from his mother as something his father gave him. However, he felt conflicted as their mother is now trying to move on and doesn't know how he should feel about him. Izuku and Katsuki overhear them, and Izuku tells Shoto that he feels Shoto is preparing himself to forgive Endeavor, as he feels that if he truly hated him, he would have told him so by now.

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Izuku voices his belief that due to Shoto being a very kind person, he's waiting for the right moment to do it. During the Paranormal Liberation War, upon Dabi revealing his true identity and dropping down to attack Enji, Shoto tries to get Enji to focus and says he'll fight Toya while Enji helps the others, so he won't have to fight his elder son. After the battle, when he's in the hospital, Shoto reflects on how Toya's behavior is practically identical to how he once acted, and resolves to deal with Toya himself so his father doesn't have to bear the burden. However, when the rest of his family arrives, including his mother, they talk and all go to meet Enji. Upon seeing his father in tears, Shoto is greatly shocked and closes the doors but participates in the talk. After his parents reminisce on the past and everything that led up to the creation of "Dabi", he tells Enji that after talking with Rei, he realized he couldn't do this alone. He extends his hand, offering him support to stand back up so he can help him stop Toya together.

Even though Shoto declares that he is willing to help his father stop Toya, he changed his mind to allow himself alone to Toya while Endeavor deals with All For One, confronting the possibility of him concerned if Endeavor gets distracted with Toya and that he is the only hero strong enough to face All For One directly. Shoto visiting his mother. Unlike his father, Shoto's mother was kind, caring, and loving towards Shoto, and in return, Shoto loved her deeply, maintaining a very good relationship with her and relying on her for emotional support. Shoto's mother was opposed to Endeavor's harsh training methods, but her intervention did little to stop her husband. She nevertheless supported Shoto in these dark times, telling him that it was okay for him to become a hero. Endeavor's abuse eventually drove Shoto's mother into madness: her resentment towards her husband began to leech over to Shoto's left side (due to its similarity to Endeavor's appearance). One day, she finally snapped, and threw boiling water over Shoto's face, scarring him over his left eye. Shoto bore no ill will against his mother for this incident, instead of blaming his father for causing her madness.

During his rebellion towards his father, he referred to his ice powers as his mother's Quirk, indicating that he was trying to become the number one Hero using only his ice powers for his mother's sake as well as his own. After everything that had happened in the past, Shoto still loves his mother. He decides to visit his mother after the Sports Festival and the two reconciled. Thus, their relationship returned to what it was in the past: a loving relationship between mother and son. Thanks to this, Shoto has come to terms with using his fire power. He also frequently visits her on his days off. Dabi taunting his youngest brother Shoto. Toya Todoroki, aka Dabi, is Shoto's oldest sibling. In the past, Shoto would always watch him, Fuyumi, and Natsuo play together, often wanting to join them, but his father prevented any interactions between them. It is possible that he has often looked up to his oldest sibling as a somewhat role model for him despite having no interactions with Toya because he disappeared from Shoto's life at a young age, going missing in an accident shortly after their mother's hospitalization.

39;t aware. At one point, he nearly attacked his infant brother only to be stopped by their father.

It is unclear if Shoto blames Enji for Toya's accident, though the rest of his siblings are conflicted over the issue. It is unknown how Shoto felt about his missing brother growing up, although Shoto still appears to slightly remember him through his memories. However, unbeknownst to him, Toya greatly envied him not only because he served as a replacement to him for taking his place as their father's favorite but because he inherited natural resistance to the heat and cold while Toya did not. His jealousy and envy for Shoto created a family feud between them, not that Shoto wasn't aware. At one point, he nearly attacked his infant brother only to be stopped by their father. It was because of this that Shoto was isolated from his siblings and Toya came to regret his acts. After years, the two brothers encountered each other when the Vanguard Action Squad invaded Beast's Forest to kidnap Katsuki Bakugo. Although by then, he had changed in appearance and personality, especially since Toya was now under his Dabi persona. While Shoto doesn't recognize his brother, Dabi knew who Shoto was. Upon looking closely at Shoto's helpless expression during their brief confrontation, Dabi taunts him for failing to rescue Katsuki while calling him by his real name. This suggests a feeling of mockery and pity towards his brother. Shoto appeared to be greatly shocked upon recognizing Dabi when he publicly revealed himself during his attempted attack on Endeavor and Hawks. Though, he still only knew Dabi by his villain persona, and not as his brother.

By the time the Paranormal Liberation War occurs, Dabi gleefully reveals his true identity as Toya to Endeavor and Shoto upon reaching their location on Gigantomachia without any hesitance. He also admits to originally wanting to kill Shoto once he had become successful in his hero career, thinking of him as Endeavor's little puppet. This reveal causes Shoto to feel shocked and horrified upon seeing his oldest sibling as a nefarious villain. Shoto is shocked and angered as Dabi incinerates Nejire and blames Endeavor for ruining another child's bright future, and as the two of them fight, Shoto is absolutely disgusted by the callous disregard he holds for the way Ending nearly killed Natsuo and even saying it was a shame he didn't die so Endeavor would suffer further, asking Dabi if he was really insane. Despite seeing that Dabi was revealed to be a villain, Shoto is shown to be concerned for the well-being of his brother even though if it meant that Dabi will burn himself along with him to see Endeavor suffer from despair. Dabi stopped fighting him once he saw Endeavor was unconscious and could not see it. Shoto is ready to end his family feud with his older brother, Dabi. After the war ends and all the Heroes are taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries, Shoto thinks about how powerful his brothers's flames were, realizing they were fueled by his hatred for their father. He also realizes that his desire to tear down Endeavor regardless of the damage he does to his body and the people who he hurts is a mimic of his cold and aloof behavior from the beginning of his school year, as he too was filled with rage against his father.

Shoto initially decides that the only one who can stop Dabi is himself, not his father, but realizes that he can't stop him on his own and asked his father to stop Dabi together once he stop crying. When discussing Toya with Katsuki and Tenya, Shoto admits that he doesn't know anything about his older brother, including his likes or dislikes, or his favorite food. Katsuki jokes that it's probably piping hot udon, and Shoto replies saying that if that's the case then he wouldn't mind taking him out to dinner sometime to talk. This shows that Shoto still has empathy towards Toya, despite hardly having known him while growing up, as well as him becoming the villain and mass murderer he is now. Shoto later impeded Toya's attack on their father, in order to confront him by himself. During their battle, he inquired on why Toya never reveal himself after his accident, as the latter decided to tell him because he believes that it is only fair since they are brothers. After hearing how Toya was comatose and returned home to find nothing changed, Shoto express sadness that his older brother accepted "death" and resolved to dedicate himself to destroying everything their father cares for. Shoto also notes he's been prepared to die from the start but voiced his intentions to stop him for good. Dabi express his thanks to Shoto for the chat, and comments on his thoughts he has about Shoto too, giving signs that Dabi was watching Shoto from the afar when he enrolled in UA As he continues his fight with Shoto, Dabi destroys All Might's statue after noting how Shoto admired All Might in order to spite Shoto.

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