With a world filled with individuals with superpowers, it’s no surprise that some My Hero Academy fans missed the manga version of Batman. While it’s easy to compare that world’s number one superhero, All Might, with DC’s Superman, the My Hero spin-off comic Vigilantes introduced Knuckleduster, an unlicensed individual. , who doesn’t let his quirks stop him from patrolling the streets, his dedication to justice mirrors Batman’s iconic crusade.
My Hero Academia is a world where the super-powered society is divided into three groups, the licensed heroes, the peerless villains they fight, and the citizens trying their best to find normality. In their lives, some people have no power or quirks. enough hero. The excellent side story My Hero Academia: Vigilantes begins with Koichi Haimawari, a man who doesn’t let his inability to be a hero stop him from doing good deeds in his spare time. However, Koichi (aka Nice Guy) enrages a group of super-powered thugs who threaten his life if he interferes with their business, a threat he chooses. bypass to save another unlicensed hero from harm or worse. Koichi will then need to be saved by Knuckleduster, the Batman version of My Hero Academia.
My Hero Academia Vigilantes Introduces Batman, Knuckleduster
In the story by Hideyuki Furuhashi and artwork by Betten Court, Koichi is saved from a fatal blow by a masked man who identifies himself as Knuckleduster. Together they defeat super-criminals who want to be super-criminals, the Knuckleduster, with their bare hands while interrogating them to see if they are under the influence of drugs. When Knuckleduster invites him to train and work alongside Koichi and another bodyguard, wannabe pop star Pop Step, it’s revealed later during a fight with My Hero Academia’s most famous UA teacher , Eraserhead, that the latter’s ability to nullify powers has no effect on Knuckleduster since he’s not puzzling. Furuhashi himself confirmed in his note about the character that “If All Might = Superman, then this guy is more like Batman”.
Knuckleduster’s crime-fighting behavior and methods certainly bear similarities to Batman’s. Knuckleduster loves to jump off or swing from rooftops, always keeping himself in top to above average physical condition and not letting his lack of superpowers stop him from taking on stronger or even stronger opponents. bigger than me. His dedication to stopping illegal superpower-enhancing drugs from flooding the streets can be seen as a variation on Batman’s war on crime and his desire to train and nurture. Koichi’s heroic career is like Batman training his partners like Robin. While his penchant for beer and smoking reminds one of Marvel’s iconic mutant/police hero Wolverine, his dressing/outfit is reminiscent of Wildstorm’s Midnighter , who is considered Batman’s role model for his intelligence and enthusiasm for using violence against crime.
Although his unflinching appearance and stubbornness resemble the older Batman from Dark Knight Returns, Knuckleduster exists in a separate but interconnected world in My Hero Academia. As All Might battles villains like arch-enemies All for One or the League of Criminals, Knuckleduster and his wary friends confront other villains or situations that slip between cracks. Even though their actions are considered illegal in their world, it means that if My Hero Academy there are action heroes like their Superman, they will also have their own heroes Batman who seek to instill terror in the superstitious and the cowardly, no matter how odd or insane they may be.