My Hero Academia Theory Reveals a Crucial Disadvantage of Bakugo’s Quirk That Made Us Hate Him in Season 1

Bakugo's anger might be the only thing that is keeping him alive in My Hero Academia.

My Hero Academia Theory Reveals a Crucial Disadvantage of Bakugo's Quirk That Made Us Hate Him in Season 1


  • Katsuki Bakugo, a highly skilled student in My Hero Academia, has been putting in a lot of effort to become the top hero in the game by overcoming All Might.
  • Bakugo is well-known for being an angry, disgruntled figure who only wants a reason to lash out at people.
  • According to one notion, his rage stems from the disadvantage of his quirk, which could ultimately cause his death.
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Katsuki Bakugo, one of the strongest students in My Hero Academia has been working hard to achieve his goal of surpassing All Might and becoming the number one hero. Along the way, he has made quite a name for himself, but it may not be entirely because of Bakugo’s quirk or his achievements.


He is majorly known for being an angry, frustrated character who just needs an excuse to rant out on others. Bakugo is often observed acting irrationally or in an impolite manner, even towards his family and professors. 

Katsuki Bakugo in My Hero Academia
Bakugo – My Hero Academia

He is known to lose his temper at everything and everyone. This has caused many fans to hate him and get annoyed by his constant nagging and loud tantrums about every little thing. While the series has never officially revealed the reason behind his anger, there have been multiple theories all over the internet that explain his rage.


Some suggest that his anger is the result of his explosive quirk, while some fans think that he got this from his mother. One such theory connects his anger to his quirk’s disadvantage which can lead to his death.

Katsuki Bakugo’s Anger Issues in My Hero Academia

Bakugo is always enraged and eager to vent his frustration, often using violence to get himself what he wants. He may yell or set off a few tiny explosions to make people notice him. Bakugo frequently loses his temper over trivial issues and many My Hero Academia fans believe that him being the secondary main character is the main reason for it. 

When the series began and the students were admitted to UA, Bakugo saw Izuku living his dream with a quirk given to the character by All Might. His entire life, Bakugo believed that he was much stronger than Izuku and he would achieve much greater things than the guy who had no quirks. But Izuku reaching the same level as him made Bakugo jealous and frustrated.

Bakugo Katsuki - My Hero Academia
Katsuki Bakugo

There were other reasons too. Many fans believed that because his quirk was so explosive and blasting, Kohei Horikoshi created a personality similar to his quirk. He needed to be hot-headed and enraged all the time so he could maintain his explosive quirk’s strength whenever needed.

Theory Suggests the Reason Behind Bakugo’s Anger Is His Quirk’s Disadvantage

According to a theory posted by u/sl1878 on Reddit which was later shared by Ranker, the anger that Bakugo has shown in the series is not the result of his quirk but his quirks only disadvantage. Bakugo’s quirk: Explosion allows him to secrete nitroglycerin-like sweat from the palms of his hands and ignite it on command. However, too much nitroglycerin is not good for the body.

Bakugo Katsuki in My Hero Academia (2016). Credit: Toho/Bones
Katsuki Bakugo in My Hero Academia (2016). Credit: Toho/Bones

It is used by doctors to reduce blood pressure among patients and within normal humans, it can cause the pressure to go too low becoming extremely harmful. Therefore, the theory states that Bakugo’s body might produce adrenaline to counter the effects of Nitroglycerin which although keeps him alive, also stresses him out and makes him angry constantly.


Thus, the quality that made fans hate him is the only thing that in a way is keeping Bakugo alive. Also, besides his anger, he is the perfect secondary character and the best rival Izuku could have gotten. So much so, that many believe that he could have been a better protagonist than Izuku.

You can watch My Hero Academia on Netflix and Hulu and read the manga on Viz Media.


Written by Tarun Kohli

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