besides All Might, the person Izuku copies/learns from the most is Bakugou.
here’s the first example of Izuku taking inspiration from Bakugou.
“Thanks for the idea, Kacchan!”
Izuku knows that if he just continues to run, he won’t reach the finish line in time. so, in a fit of inspiration, he gathers up the bombs and emulates Bakugou; he creates a big enough explosion to propel him to first place.
“Yo Bakugou, that’s the same overhead throw he used on you, isn’t it?”
this is the second time Izuku is inspired by Bakugou. he’s not directly copying Bakuguo here, but Izuku is utilizing a technique he created specifically to counter Bakugou.
in fact, if it wasn’t specifically pointed out that this was a move Izuku used against Bakugou, i wouldn’t have counted it here, haha
(side note: i love Bakugou’s dull “Ah.” expression here, and Kaminari’s reaction to being called “drooly,” lmao)
“They’re my moves…!!”
(side note: TODOROKI YOU FOUGHT ALONG SIDE IZUKU WHILE HE WAS USING THOSE MOVES HOW DID YOU JUST NOW WONDER WHERE THEY CAME FROM YOU DORK)
and finally, Izuku is directly copying Bakugou here. it’s so obvious that even Uraraka recognizes them on sight.
in fact, Izuku copying Bakugou’s moves here is instrumental to his development, because this is when he finally started to control One for All. if it wasn’t for Bakugou, Izuku very well could’ve continued to struggle with his control for who knows how long. however, because Izuku has been observing his classmates, including Bakugou, he was able to take inspiration him and further develop his abilities.
from a narrative point of view, i think it’s interesting how, altho indirectly, Bakugou is the one who helps Izuku the most with controling the powers he got from All Might.
Izuku also copies a few other characters, most obviously All Might, and Iida in the recent chapters. however, i think the fact that he often copies and takes inspiration from Bakugou is extremely interesting. it makes sense too, because Izuku wants to catch up to him, and the best way to beat someone you admire is to observe and take inspiration from them them
(anyway, this was just a simple observation i noticed while going through the manga again, lmao. i just love how complex and 3-dimensional these characters are ok i can’t wait to see them develop more)
(i have a feeling Izuku’s personal fighting style is going to become a mish-mash of everything he’s learned from everyone he’s met so far, since, currently, he’s taking inspiration from All Might, Bakugou, and Iida. i wonder which character’s fighting style is going to be incorporate into his own next…)
Bakugou *on the phone: “Hello sir. You are past due on your payment for ‘Rat Fancy Magazine’.”
Customer: “So what? I ain’t payin. You go ahead and cancel my prescription.”
Bakugou: “Yes sir, but we still need to collect payment on the issues you’ve received.”
Customer: “Nuh-uh, I said cancel my prescription! You idiot!”
Customer: “Don’t you correctify me!” *hangs up*
Bakugou: …………*calls back*
Bakugou: “Listen up, brain trust, I have your address. Do you understand what that means? I know where you live, where you sleep. And I will FIND YOU! YOU MOUTH-BREATHER! AND WHEN I DO, I WILL RAM MY FIST DOWN YOUR INCOMPREHENSIBLY STUPID THROAT!”
Bakugou: ”I WILL GRAB YOUR LARGE INTESTINE, RIP THEM OUT OF YOUR BODY AND I WILL STRANGLE YOU WITH THEM!“