Bakugo’s apology to Deku in chapter 322 of My Hero Academia shows character growth and an awareness of the importance of working together for the greater good. Bakugo’s bullying of Deku comes from a sense of inferiority and fear of being surpassed, not simply from enjoyment. Despite their troubled past, Bakugo and Deku are now starting to improve their relationship and focus on their common goal of becoming heroes.
Much Deku The fans haven’t arrived yet Bakugo Katsukitransitions from bully to reluctant friend, but chapter 322 of My Hero Academy seeing Bakugo truly apologize. While this was a shocking turn of events, the dramatic apology and confession still made sense given the events in the manga at the time. Class 1-A tried their best to restrain Deku as he rampaged across Japan alone, waiting to face All For One. Deku’s classmates were unable to convince him, and just when class 1-A’s last attempt at My Hero Academia seemed to fail as well, Bakugo tried to reason with him.
For a while, fans could understandably believe that, as a child, Bakugo mercilessly bullied the young Izuku Midoriya, because he had no talent but still wanted to become a hero. , that seems impossible. In comparison, Bakugo not only possesses strange abilities but is also exceptionally strong and flashy. Manga readers come to the conclusion that Bakugo only likes to bully Deku because he is an easy target. Bakugo’s anger and resentment towards Deku when he suddenly gained All Might’s incredible power and was even accepted into UA High was completely reasonable. However, Bakugo’s confession proves that his feelings are much more complicated than that.
Bakugo hates Deku because he feels Deku surpasses him
Bakugo revealed the surprising truth in chapter 322, saying that, despite being miles ahead of Deku in ability, he always felt as though he was actually falling behind. Bakugo hates this feeling more than anything and desperately wants to prove his strength to alleviate his fear, which explains why he is so cruel. Despite his best efforts, Bakugo still felt as though he was losing every time, which made him even angrier. Midoriya’s acceptance to UA High confirmed his fears and only made him try harder. Bakugo then ends his speech by apologizing.
Previously, many fans felt that Bakugo’s complete 180-degree change with Deku was fake because it took place around the time he learned that All Might had chosen Deku as his successor. Furthermore, how can Bakugo make up for years of constant bullying and mental abuse? His explanation and even his apology do not excuse his behavior. Acting out of a sense of unworthiness may be more acceptable than doing so for the sake of enjoyment, as many people initially think, but that still doesn’t make what he did any less wrong. nor does it alleviate or lessen the abuse. that Deku had to endure. Either way, Deku needs to hear the truth.
Where Bakugo and Deku are now
After this pivotal scene, Bakugo and Deku’s relationship improves significantly. Bakugo tries calling Deku by his real name, Izuku, although Deku says you can continue calling him Deku if the habit is too difficult to break. Bakugo also bravely fights alongside Deku in the final battle, even (seemingly) sacrificing his life to protect Midoriya. With so much at stake, their personal pasts must be put aside for the good of the world, and in the end, both boys have aspired to be heroes for most of their lives. While Bakugo and Deku still have some work to do in their relationship, that can wait until All for One is resolved.
Bakugo and Deku’s controversial relationship has been at the forefront of My Hero Academia from the beginning, and Bakugo’s ability to apologize is a pivotal moment in his character development. It’s not easy to admit to one’s worst behavior, especially when it lasts as long as Bakugo’s tormenting of Deku. However, Bakugo realizes that Deku will be essential to the heroes’ ultimate victory and that the greater good is more valuable than his own ego. My Hero Academy handled Bakugo’s development surprisingly well and looking back, it’s incredible how far he’s actually come.