1:Ok so ive been meaning to watch/read bnha for a while but when i did watch the 1st episode i had to skip like half of it bc bakugou bullying deku p much brought back my (school) War Flashbacks so uh i was wondering if it gets better? from what ive heard/seen around he still continues to be p much an asshole but with Layers(TM) like an ogre or smth but tbh that would only make things worse cause i really dont want to see a bully be in every episode & not be actually redeemed or even sorry so...
2:Like i know he is an interesting character but i REALLY cant stand seeing bullies, well, bullying that much - i can skip some scenes if they are not too many but if its too entrenched in the story then i would prefer not to watch personally. you dont have to convince me hes not that bad tbh i mean i know he is like 14 and immature and a brat but i just need to know if he continues to be episode-1-levels bully or if dekus newfound powers make at least a bit of a difference psychologically 4 him
Heh, I guess to start I’ll say this: Bakugou’s still a pretty bad person.
My short and straight answer is that yes, Bakugou’s bullying of Deku continues. It’s more Deku who changes, as he develops the confidence to no longer be fazed by Bakugou’s bullying.
I think that Bakugou’s character development is interesting, but there’s no single moment where he’s redeemed. And no, Bakugou has not yet apologized to Deku about the things he’s done, even in the manga. And if you don’t like to see his character explored and developed (while his actions are not corrected) then this might rub you the wrong way.
I really enjoy Bakugou’s character, but frankly I enjoy him more like how I enjoy villain characters than hero characters. Villains can be interesting and entertaining and bring a lot of depth and character to a show while still definitely doing bad things. Bakugou’s not a villain, but I throw him into the same “entertaining and interesting but I’m not forgiving him one fucking bit for the bad shit he’s done” box.
And also, joining the BNHA fandom might be hard for you because it’s gotten pretty popular to dismiss Bakugou’s actions and treat him like some kind of “secretly a sweetheart” “can do no wrong fan favorite child” “here’s 4 paragraphs about how the look Bakugou gives Deku in one panel of one chapter proves Bakugou’s actually never done anything wrong in his entire life.”*
(*and yeah everyone’s got a right to interpret characters however they like im just saying this is a thing that happens)
So all that being said, it might not be a series that you can really get into. Bakugou remains a very central character with a lot of development and exploration, but he still definitely bullies Deku. Deku’s just built up the confidence to not be all that bothered by it anymore.