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Katsuki Bakugo

Katsuki Bakugo

  • school uniform
  • Hero costume
  • Civil

Biographical information

Personal information


  • 4 (first appearance)
  • 14 (chapters 1-2)
  • 15 (chapters 3-4)
  • 16 (current)


place of birth

Team (s)

Fighting style

Close combat, combination (short) distance

First appearance

Voice actor


  • Yūichirō Umehara (Vomic)
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto (Anime)
  • Sachi Kokuryū (anime, child)


  • Daniel Käser
  • Doreaux Zwetkow (as a child)

I can't stand idiots like you who can't get to the fucking point! Basically you're saying, 'We want to cause trouble, be our friend!' What a joke! I've always admired All Might. No matter what any of you idiots say ... nothing will ever change that!
- Katsuki Bakugo to the League of Evils

Katsuki Bakugo (,Bakugō Katsuki?), also known as Kacchan (か っ ち ゃ ん,Kacchan?), is the deuteragonist of My Hero Academia. He is a student looking to U.A. Going to high school to become a professional hero. He attends class 1-A.


Katsuki is a young man of average height, with ash-blonde, spiky hair and sharp red eyes. At school he wears the standard UA uniform except for the usual red tie. Under his blazer he wears a white shirt with the first upper buttons unbuttoned. Although he wears a belt on the trousers of his uniform, his trousers usually hang low.

At school he wears the standard U.A. uniform without the red tie. Under his blazer he wears a white shirt with a collar that is unbuttoned at the top. He wears his trousers very loosely, which, despite the belt, folds around his ankles.

His hero costume consists of a fitted black sleeveless V-neck tank top with an orange X on it. His costume also has what appears to be a metallic ruff that is used as a collar with three holes on either side. His sleeves range from his large hand grenade-like gloves to his biceps. His belt, which also carries grenades, holds up his wide pants with knee pads. Among these are black knee-high combat boots with orange soles. Occasionally he also wears his hero mask.

In the winter months he wears a large jacket with a high collar instead of his usual tank top, but it still has the orange X design so that he can still produce enough sweat that he needs for his quirk.

During his internship at Best Jeanist, he wore blue jeans instead of his usual baggy trousers. His hair was also combed straight during this time.


Katsuki has a very rough, violent, arrogant and aggressive personality. With his demeanor, Katsuki appears very antiheroic, if not downright villainous, towards others. This problematic behavior goes back to his early childhood days when he bullied the young, flawless Izuku Midoriya. But after Katsuki at the U.A. Having entered high school and suffered some personal defeat, he has gradually evolved into a less antagonistic person, although he still retains many of his uncomfortable traits. In his youth he showed himself to be very cruel to those he considered weak, so he even suggested that Izuku jump off the roof for a chance at a quirk in his next life.

After moving to the U.A. was picked up and suffered a few defeats, one of which was from Izuku, he lost some parts of his antagonistic personality, but still has some unpleasant traits. Even if he is often portrayed negatively, Katsuki has become an important role in class 1-A with his grim character, which makes him something of a mood maker.

His personality reflects his fighting style: He mercilessly attacks his opponent and does not pay attention to people around him. Even so, he's quite talented in combat and uses his quirk in a number of different ways. He's also very intelligent, capable of strategic planning, and holds some of the highest marks in his class. It even goes so far that some consider him a genius.

Although he doesn't exactly fit the typical image of a hero, Katsuki knows who his enemies and allies are. He is cold to his allies, but even colder and more brutal to his enemies. He's also very rude, which makes him use most of his U.A. Makes classmates unpopular. As the series progresses, his outbursts become less aggressive. As the plot progresses, Katsuki seems to be slowly maturing but is still quite aloof and shows little interest in hanging out with his classmates.

Katsuki's aggression is reflected in the way he uses his quirk. He ignores the fact that quirks should not be used in public and activates his quirk, for example, to intimidate someone, out of frustration or even when he just feels like it. He gives little thought to the laws regarding the use of quirks and even berated Izuku for not using his own quirk against Shigaraki in public. Ironically, it is this behavior that hinders his progress as a hero.

Although Katsuki wants to become a hero, he has little empathy. He cares very little about the feelings of others and prefers to spend time alone rather than interacting with his classmates. The professional hero Best Jeanist points out to Katsuki that people will never recognize him as a hero as long as he doesn't care what people think of him. Katsuki seems to hate young children too.

As mentioned by All Might, Izuku, and Shigaraki, Katsuki loves to win most of all and can't stand when he loses. When he lost in his fight against Izuku, it scratched his pride a lot, which is why he didn't say a word for the rest of the day and pouted at the loss in front of everyone. His desire to win anywhere is his idea of ​​being a hero; One who never loses. Because of his obsession with winning, Katsuki values ​​winning and fighting villains more than saving people, which was the main reason he failed the license exam. All Might himself pointed out that his obsession with winning is what keeps him from becoming a real hero.

Due to the constant admiration of his skills and his powerful quirk, Katsuki has a sense of superiority and wants to be the best at everything. He doesn't like it when people look down on him as if they are superior to him. Since he doesn't care about the people around him, and doesn't even remember the quirks or names of his classmates, he is considered very callous. However, Eijiro Kirishima is an exception, suggesting that he considers him a friend because he is the only one who does not constantly judge or criticize him.

While his inspiration to become a hero was the same as Izukus, the symbol of peace, All Might, their beliefs differ because: Katsuki thinks a hero should never stop fighting or giving up regardless of the threat he faces is exposed. Because of his arrogant and conceited behavior, various heroes, civilians and even villains have commented on his villainous demeanor. However, Katsuki is determined to become a hero after rejecting Tomura Shigaraki's offer to join the League of Evil.

Quirk and skills

General skills: Katsuki has proven to be one of the strongest students in grade 1-A. He was able to defeat Fumikage Tokoyami and Shoto Todoroki during the sports festival, who are considered the two strongest students in Class 1-A, although they were at a disadvantage in their battles against Katsuki. Many notable professional heroes like Shota Aizawa and All Might have praised Katsuki's heroism; even the League of Evils noticed Katsuki's strength and went so far as to kidnap him to get him on their side. He was able to defeat Izuku during their second fight when he was using 8% of One For All, although he suffered some injuries from that fight. Setsuna Tokage later admitted that even if her team attacked him all at once, they would have no chance of winning. Despite the exceptional teamwork of the B-Class and Tokage's strategic planning, they ultimately failed to take out a single member of the Katsuki team, largely thanks to Katsuki's skills and adaptability.

During the U.S.J. Incidentally, Katsuki was able to single-handedly overpower Kurogiri, a very experienced villain, and immobilize him. During the fight between Katsuki and Shoto, Katsuki was able to oppress and overwhelm him with his strength, because the hybrid Mack user only used his ice skills. Although Shoto was defeated by Katsuki at the sports festival, Katsuki acknowledges that Shoto would have won her fight if he had used his full strength.[Individual proof required] Katsuki is considered to be one of the stronger grade 1-A students as Pixie-Bob mentioned.[Individual proof required]Izuku Midoriya noted that the entire force that Bakugo wanted to save (consisting of himself, Shoto Todoroki, Momo Yaoyorozu, Fumikage Tokoyami and Mezo Shoji), if they work together, have the potential to defeat someone of All Mights caliber. After being freed from the League of Evil kidnapping, Katsuki was able to hit Tomura Shigaraki with a close-range surprise attack consisting of an explosion that failed to injure the decomposing villain, but was then certain he was could face even stronger villains (such as Kurogiri, Twice, Dabi, Spinner, Mr. Compress, Magne and Himiko Toga) before escaping, despite the fact that Katsuki had no idea of ​​most people's abilities. While Katsuki was able to hold out against the villain alliance at the Nomu factory, he found that he had severe difficulty fighting some of the villains around him until some of his classmates arrived just in time to help him to stand.

At the beginning of his second fight against Izuku, Katsuki was able to outdo him in terms of strength when he used 5% of the power of One For All. Some time later, after Izuku had managed to increase his strength from 5% to 8% and fought at eye level with Katsuki, the blonde was still able to compete with him in terms of strength, but was badly injured and several times by the improved The forces and quirks of the previous owners of One For All caught off guard. Despite Izuku's extreme progress, Katsuki was able to win the fight, even though it didn't matter who lost or won the fight at the moment. During the Combat Training Action Section, Katsuki claimed that he has gotten stronger since his last fight with Izuku. Katsuki demonstrated, despite the cold weather that weakened his quirk, that he could still fight effectively. Katsuki also became a bit more sociable overall, as he could use his league skills to overpower opponents who threatened his friends in the twinkling of an eye. With the help of his teammates, Katsuki managed to defeat Setsuna Tokage, a student who is not only the strongest student in Class 1-B, but who was believed to have the potential to defeat Katsuki.

At the time of the supernatural liberation attack, Katsuki's abilities have become even stronger, he can even keep up with the speed of Izuku while he is using 30% of One For All.

Increased Strength: Katsuki has above average physical strength as he was able to fight with Izuku on an equal footing, even when he was using his quirk. He was also able to pressure and overpower Shoto Todoroki, a powerful fighter, during their struggle. He can use his grenade bracers without recoil due to his strength, while Izuku severely injured his arm just from using his quirk. Katsuki was also able to keep up with Izuku when he used 5-8% of his quirk.

Sharp Mind: Although he looks like he's acting without thinking, Katsuki has proven to be extremely smart and strategic as he was able to figure out the weakness of Kurogiris Macke and the weakness of Fumikage in a short amount of time. During the Sports Festival's cavalry fight, he formed a strategy to use the quirks of his team to obtain the headbands from Neito Monoma, and he managed to get them. He quickly assessed which of the attacking villains was the most dangerous threat in the long run. Even pro-heroes (like All Might) have mentioned its great potential and fighting spirit several times. Shota Aizawa found that Katsuki shone the brightest in battle. Another proof of his sanity is that Katsuki had the third highest score in the intermediate grade 1-A exam and was even higher than Izuku, who got the fourth highest score. Katsuki was also able to discover the truth about Izuku's quirk after he was kidnapped by the League of Evils. That is why he is considered a genius.

During the cavalry fight on the U.A. Sports festival, he devised a strategy based on the quirks of his team members to get his hands on Neito Monoma's headbands, and was successful at it. At the height of his fight with Ochako Uraraka, he suspected she had a plan against him, but mistakenly believed that it was Izuku who had devised the strategy for her; this assumption was later corrected by Izuku when he made it clear that he had no part in creating Ochaco's strategy. In battles against Eijiro and Fumikage, Katsuki bombed them with explosions to expose the weaknesses of their respective quirks: Eijiro's hardening taste loses strength the longer the fight lasts, and Fumikage's Dark Shadow is susceptible to light. Early in his fight with Shoto, Katsuki was able to easily use his explosions to penetrate Shoto's "Heaven-Piercing Ice Wall" and found that Shoto's aim was incorrect and realized that the wall of ice was not as strong was like when Shoto faced Hanta Sero. When he was teamed up with Izuku for the final exam, Katsuki reluctantly put aside his grudge against Izuku and found a compromise, which consisted of having him and Uzuku use his Grenade Bracers together for maximum firepower at the shortest possible distance to unleash and paralyze All Might momentarily, and then they would both rush to the escape gate together. Katsuki's plan worked for some time, but he forgot All Might's incredible quickness, which resulted in Symbol of Peace destroying his gloves, causing the duo to lose their maximum firepower.

Professional heroes (like All Might) have often praised Katsuki's great potential and great sense of combat strategy. Shota Aizawa noted that Katsuki does the most in combat. Another proof of his intellectual ability is that Katsuki took third place in the intermediate exams and showed everyone how well educated he is. When the Evil League kidnapped Katsuki, took him to their hideout, and they explained their plan to recruit him, Katsuki correctly concluded that the villains needed him alive and therefore would not risk killing him. During the fight with Seiji Shishikura, Katsuki concluded that he was inferior to his quirk and threw a grenade at Denki Kaminari so that he could free him. This strategy allowed him to break free and win the fight after catching his opponent off guard.

Katsuki was also able to figure through the riddle of Izuku's Quirk after he was captured by the League of Villains and after seeing All For One steal Quirks, which agreed with Izuku's words that he got the Quirk off was transferred to someone. Katsuki correctly concluded that it was All Might who had put the quirk on Izuku. This is another facet of why Katsuki is viewed as a naturally gifted genius.[1][2]

Skills as a leader: Katsuki was always criticized for his lack of cooperation, mostly as a result of his ego, which did not want to be led by other people.However, Katsuki's determination, perfectionism, and intelligence make him a capable leader when others choose to follow him. Even if he may not know, Katsuki is one of the motivators of class 1-A alongside Izuku due to his strength and his irrepressible will to win.[3][4]

During the fourth round of the joint training session, Setsuna Tokage admitted that even if her team had attacked them all at once, they would have no chance of defeating him. Despite the outstanding teamwork of Class 1-B and Tokage's strategic plans, they were unable to capture a single student from Class 1-A in the end, largely due to Katsuki's efforts, adaptability and superior skills.

Musical talent: During the U.A. Katsuki plays the drums very well as he has had lessons in the past.


explosion (,Bakuha?): Katsuki's quirk allows him to let nitroglycerin-like sweat pour out of his palms and blow it up at will. The more Katsuki sweats, the stronger its explosions become. As Best Jeanist noted, Katsuki has a strong understanding of the uses of his quirk.

Katsuki usually uses small, powerful explosions from his hands to not only destroy his opponents, but also to move himself and to navigate through the air. He can sustain his explosions long enough to crush Shoto's gigantic ice wall and even break Eijiro's hardening quirk. His explosions are powerful enough to knock Katsuki down on his opponents in a short time without giving them much time to react. He can also use them fast enough to dodge attacks even in the air.

One for All (ワ ン ・ フ ォ ー ・ オ ー ル,Wan Fō Ōru?): This quirk was not passed on to Katsukis, as is usual for One For All. He briefly received it from Izuku in the fight against Nine. All Might called this promotion a miracle / gift from the former One For All users. Through this quirk, Katsuki was able to achieve immeasurable strength, speed, agility and resilience that were on a superhuman level.[5]

After that fight, Katsuki lost One For All and the quirk stayed in Izuku's body. Toshinori initially suspected that Izuku kept One For All because Katsuki had passed out before the broadcast ended, but later assumed that the quirk kept itself in Izuku as he was determined to help others even if that means losing One For All.

Special attacks

  • Explosive speed (タ ー ボ,Bakusoku Tābo?): Katsuki throws his hands back and uses explosions to move forward. He uses this both on the ground to increase his speed and in the air to be able to fly more or less with it. He first used this technique on the ground during the Mack detection test.[6] The first time he flew during the obstacle race.[7]
  • Stun grenade (,Sutan Gurenēdo?): Katsuki begins by creating a pillar of light between his hands that explodes in a large flash of light. Similar to a real stun grenade, the flash of light blinds anyone who is around. He used this technique for the first time in the fight against Fumikage Tokoyami.[8]
    • Zero Distance Stun Grenade (ゼ ロ,Sutan Gurenēdo?): A variant in which Katsuki detonates his stun grenade in close proximity to the enemy in order to stun him directly and immobilize him.[9] He first used it against Setsuna in the fourth round of the joint training fight.