Bakugou Katsuki – The salty shit that grew on me

Bakugou Katsuki cosplay made and worn by me. Photo: Thomas of Magic Missiles Studios

Bakugo to me in a sentence is: I AM CONSTANTLY ANGRY BUT AT THE CORE I’M A GOOD GUY WITH A RIGHTEOUS HEART BUT FUCK YOU ALL DIE DIE DIE.

Look I couldn’t stand Bakugou at first. But recently he’s finally grown on me.

His character from the get go was set up to go down the “Sasuke” path so hard – the whole ‘being a genius, then having his derpy friend suddenly become a strong rival, then wanting to be stronger but suffers defeat so feels even more salty, then just at the most vulnerable moment villains come try convert him to evil” thing.

Ak Wirru
WHO THE FUCK JUST CALLED ME SASUKE??!??!

So I’m really proud of him for not going down that Sasuke path because I was dreading having to deal with that. I admire the author so much for not writing him down that path. Instead, Bakugou is given a strong friendship with Kirishima, someone who’s not his main rival, and a precious relationship with his parents that help keep him grounded from turning villain.

This also opens him up to become a very fresh rival/anti-hero type character: he doesn’t go evil, he doesn’t get an edgy tormented childood, he’s pure at heart and very straightfoorward with himself… he’s JUST A LITTLE SALTY PIECE OF SHIT!

What do you think? Discuss in the comments!

4 Replies to “Bakugou Katsuki – The salty shit that grew on me”

  1. He actually is very salty and has anger issues, but I see him as a “bad boy with a heart of gold”.
    Your cosplay is nice **–** I can see Bakugou and not Wirru.

    1. That’s exactly it: bad boy with heart of gold.
      He’s that good guy who stays good despite having some bad qualities. And the important thing for Kacchan in the big picture of the story is that his bad qualities don’t get taken too far (eg. In Sasuke’s case where he literally commits treason then when he comes back everyone all of a sudden is like oh yeah you’re okay because it was for a good reason afterall. and as a reader I was like UM TREASON!!).
      Kacchan is a bully and has anger issues (which aren’t exactly “forgivable” qualities but they are something he can improve on and grow beyond unlike TREASON lol), but when it really matters Kacchan has shown time and time again that he is good at the core.
      So yeah .. I’m really appreciating him right now haha.

      Also thank youuuu. I love wearing this costume!

  2. Dude, you rock that cosplay! And honestly same goes for me, I super hated him even when friends who watched HeroAca before me said he’s totally my fave. But then… he had to be a slightly less a-hole. And now sure how caught up in the manga anyone is but uh wow. He goes through some stuff. Hope to see you in this cosplay for a Sakura Con in the future!

    1. Thanksssss!!!!
      I really hated him at the beginning too – I was like WHY is HIS outfit so cool, because I wanted to cosplay him but he was SUCH A SHIT.
      I haven’t read in to the manga yet, but if he goes through some shit and still stays good he’ll definitely keep growing on me 😀

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