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is far from the only character who gets a lot of
mentoring help throughout the BnHA series. So let’s talk about
Bakugou for a(nother) moment, shall we?
don’t know what it is about middle school in Japan, but it seems to
really suck? In every high school anime I watch, all the drama
always happens in middle school, and the teaching staff is highly
lax, if not completely irresponsible. They certainly didn’t do much
to quell a young Bakugou’s more violent
or help a young Midoriya with what is very obviously a bullying
safe to say that until he goes to UA, Bakugou basically lacks in
authority figures, which is one (not all) of the reasons he got to
act as bad as he did.
start of the series, he’s gotten a bit better. So let’s examine
his dads (and one mum).
contain an explosion
time we see an actual authority figure reign in Bakugou, is when he
hits UA. And in this case you can take that quite literally.
person is, of course, Aizawa. Now I frigginlove Aizawa
he is one of the most underrated characters in the series and I will shout that to the rooftops for all eternity but also,
Aizawa is, for his students and specifically for Bakugou, a
constant source of lowkey support. His
teaching method is very much hands-off, letting his students make mistakes and figure out solutions for themselves,
which seems to be the go-to for all anime mentors everywhere, but his
support is definitely there.
Because, and this is
important, he looks beyond posing. Beyond attitudes and images. He
has reason to, of course. Aizawa looks and acts like a drunken hobo
half the time, but he is actually one of the better teachers and
heroes as UA. He knows a thing or two about appearances.
honestly, it is very much needed. UA and the entirety of the
story are, remember, utterly brutal to Bakugou and his self-esteem.
It’s a pretty classic ‘break him down before you can build him up’
sort of theme. But Aizawa is not part of this. He restrains
the kid exactly twice. Once, when he was about to (possibly) murder
Midoriya, and a second time when he was blatantly breaking UA rules. Aizawa
does not belittle Bakugou, he does not fear him and most of all, he
does not underestimate him.
him, advises him. He defends
will scold him, but mostly he has a certain amount of respect for the
kid. He trusts him.
I think for
Bakugou that is incredibly important. Because Aizawa is
someone he respects. Here is a pro hero who has taken the time
to get to actually know him.
Aizawa is someone who
puts down clear boundaries and then gives him the freedom
to stay within them. Whether out of disinterest or fear, that middle school teacher way back in the
first episode wasn’t even trying to stop him from hurting
Midoriya. That sort of shit would not fly in Aizawa’s class. But he’s
also not going to lay it out for him. He trusts that Bakugou will, in fact, sort himself
out. Once your core is on the right track, the rest will follow.
shown, in a very real way, that this is how you get the best results
with Bakugou. Horikoshi does this by showing us how NOT to do it. For instance, while Best Jeanist certainly has the intentions and the authority as a Pro Hero to mentor him, he
goes about it all wrong.
Because what he does is exactly
that: micromanage, completely make over the outside, not the inside.
can’t just expect the kid to change his entire being like that.
Certainly not because it’s fairly clear that Best Jeanist,
well-meaning as he is, is not exactly trying to understand Bakugou.
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