Hi I'm kinda new to this bnha fandom, I thought if you have time. Would you kindly explain me about Shouto's past? Was he abused or smth? I'm sorry it's just the volumes for the manga haven't arrived in my local manga store, so I've only seen gifs/edits on tumblr ^^"
HEY WELCOME !!!!! You won’t regret starting this series my friend.
So to answer your question: yes. Shouto was abused by his douchebag father who decided that Shouto was someone who would surpass All Might FOR HIM and he was born PURELY FOR THE SAKE OF fulfilling Endeavor’s wishes.
Shouto’s mother, unfortunately, was part of the abuse, and Endeavor had several children with his wife whom really was just tasked with giving birth. He wanted to see how their DNA would mix since Shouto’s mom had a powerful ice quirk that enticed Endeavor to no end.
Shouto won the genetic lottery in more ways than one, and owned a very potent quirk, the perfect combination of both fire from his father and ice from his mother.
Endeavor was even said to have ‘lured’ Shouto’s mother in by being very nice and approachable to Shouto’s mother’s family and so that’s how their ‘quirk marriage’ happened.
Shouto’s mother became so scared and utterly afraid and disgusted by her husband, which lead to her mental health going downhill. She threw boiling water at Shouto’s left side because it reminded her of that bastard of a husband.
That’s exactly why in the beginning, Shouto didn’t want to use his left side because he wanted to show his father how he can become a great hero without using any of the power he inherited from that shitbag.
Though of course, the all mighty power of Midoriya influenced him to view the power as his own and don’t let the history of his father define who he is.
That’s basically the gist of it.
Sorry for all those vulgar words i used to describe Endeavor but he really is a scum.