Katsuki Bakugo begins the story of My Hero Academia as a rival of Izuku Midoriya, and finally, his redemption arc has been completed.
The star-struck hero, who looked down on Deku for not having a quirk, gave an emotional speech to his colleague in the most recent chapter of the manga and proved himself to be a very different person than we were used to seeing up to this point.
In chapter 322, the Class 1-A students catch up with Midoriya, who is transformed into something hideous, driven by the confrontation with All For One and his assassins, which he wants to face alone.
Many try to convince him to get help, but Bakugo’s words seem to touch the hero the deepest and show the change in the character as a whole.
“Now, I don’t expect this to change a thing between us, but I gotta speak my truth. Izuku, I’m sorry for everything.
There’s nothing wrong with the path you’ve been walking down since inheriting One For All and following All Might‘s lead. But now you’re barely standing. And those ideals along ain’t enough to get you over the wall you’re facing.
We’re here to step in when you can’t hand it all on your own. Because to live up to those ideals and surpass All Might, we gotta save you the civilians at U.A., and the people on the streets.
Because saving people is how we win,” Bakugo says.
The temperamental hero ends his speech with an unexpected gesture, bowing to Midoriya in a sincere apology.
With the help of Bakugo and his friends, Deku has a much better chance of winning All For One once and for all.