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May 15, 3:54 AM

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Not sure anyone had checked this out yet, but i just want to share!

First Character Popularity Poll (Opened on chapter 52)

1. Izuku Midoriya 2314 votes
2. Shouto Todoroki 1987 votes
3. Katsuki Bakugou 1764 votes
4. Ochako Uraraka 652 votes
5. All Might 627 votes
6. Tsuyu Asui 589 votes
7. Fumikage Tokoyami 485 votes
8. Tenya Iida 390 votes
9. Shouta Aizawa 378 votes
10. Denki Kaminari 224 votes

Second Character Popularity Poll (Opened on chapter 120)

1. Katsuki Bakugou 3020 votes
2. Izuku Midoriya 2217 votes
3. Shouto Todoroki 1795 votes
4. Shouta Aizawa 943 votes
5. Eijirou Kirishima 722 votes
6. All Might 521 votes
7. Kyouka Jirou 446 votes
8. Tenya Iida 331 votes
9. Tsuyu Asui 309 votes
10. Ochako Uraraka 292 votes

I only listed top 10, if want to see more, check the source!

So what do you think? Did your favorite character make it to top 10?
I'm pleasantly surprised at Bakugo's ranking in the second poll! he beats Izuku and Todoroki lol. I wonder which arc that made him so popular! So excited!
Also surprised to see Kirishima and Kyouka so high in the rank! Also Aizawa-sensei from 9th to 4th! This poll made me really excited to see what make the seemingly not so important side characters now so high in the rank at the second poll!
No manga spoilers please!

P.S until what chapter do you think this season would cover?

Source: http://bokunoheroacademia.wikia.com/wiki/Popularity_Polls
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Kachan 2nd in the first poll and 1st on the second poll. Horray for Bakugo!!!
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wow that's mean we will see more about other characters in the next episodes ??
 
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Thanks for sharing!

Really like the top 10 character results! Happy to see Kirishima on Second poll but Tokoyami needs more love...
Kachann's my Fav char and its so satisfying to see that he still made it to top 3 in the first poll even though he's a shitty little bastard back then... XD Second poll is quite understandable and you'll soon find out why if you're gonna read the manga or watch the anime, but its still a bit surprising that he beat Izuku
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I honestly really liked Bakugou even from the first episode alone, his personality and reactions were hilarious. They are still now, but it felt consistently toned down to allow for more character development. Although I can see why others have preferences over characters such as the inspiring Midoriya / AllMight or the cool Aizawa/Todoroki/Tokoyami. For me, he is still best boy and non-manga readers will find out soon if the anime will still continue. In fact, they can find out for themselves later on ;). I'm also waiting for other undeveloped characters like Yaozuru and Kirishima to have their time to shine sooner or later.
 
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bakugou is indeed the best among these wimpy overdramatic characters
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Bakugo was my favorite character since episode 1.

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Takamura-sama said:
Bakugo was my favorite character since episode 1.

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Mariecat1 said:
I honestly really liked Bakugou even from the first episode alone,


Same same <3
I like him more and more each episodes
 
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BakuGOAT is there where he belongs.
 
May 20, 5:05 AM

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I cant understand how can people like Bakugo? There's no redeeming attribute in his character, he just exists as an annoying childhood friend of the MC.
 
May 20, 5:22 AM

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Klad said:
I cant understand how can people like Bakugo? There's no redeeming attribute in his character, he just exists as an annoying childhood friend of the MC.

Actually he has a lot of redeeming qualities to his character. Which is mentioned by Deku himself. He still admired him remember?? Despite all the horrible things Kacchan did to him? Somehow Kacchan is always the one who managed to make Deku realize of his own dream of becoming the greatest hero just like in the episode when Shinso and Tetsutetsu challenged class 1-A.

I understand why some people hate him/can't like him for obvious reasons. But to say that he has no redeeming qualities is just wrong?? Maybe in your case, his redeeming qualities just not enough to make him likeable.
 
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Klad said:
I cant understand how can people like Bakugo? There's no redeeming attribute in his character, he just exists as an annoying childhood friend of the MC.
What makes him great have been kind of subtle at this stage in the series but as things progresses you'll understand why Bakugou is nothing like how most paint him out to be
 
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The second poll has quite a few changes from the first one.
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joe_g7 said:
The second poll has quite a few changes from the first one.

I noticed that there's one more girl on the second poll than on the first one, and that's Jirou. I wonder if Jirou gets some development on later chapters. She's one of my faves because of her punk style.


 
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Shicchi said:
Klad said:
I cant understand how can people like Bakugo? There's no redeeming attribute in his character, he just exists as an annoying childhood friend of the MC.

Actually he has a lot of redeeming qualities to his character. Which is mentioned by Deku himself. He still admired him remember?? Despite all the horrible things Kacchan did to him? Somehow Kacchan is always the one who managed to make Deku realize of his own dream of becoming the greatest hero just like in the episode when Shinso and Tetsutetsu challenged class 1-A.

I understand why some people hate him/can't like him for obvious reasons. But to say that he has no redeeming qualities is just wrong?? Maybe in your case, his redeeming qualities just not enough to make him likeable.


The redeeming quality you mentioned is nothing more than an unintentionally good aspect of the character. I'm sure Bakugo wasn't intentionally trying to make Deku 'realise' his goal. In fact I'm sure Bakugo wants nothing more than to see Deku fail/beat him up so that his ego can be boosted even higher than Mt Everest: Proof in the fact that every time Deku wins or does well he gets incredibly frustrated (that Deku who was once nothing, is now a thorn in his side) and even has flashbacks to points in time where Deku was weak. The only time that I saw Bakugo do something remotely good was when he acknowledged that Uraraka was strong post-fight, and even then that isn't really something worth praising, since villains do that all the time... So what other good qualities does he have that I don't know about?
 
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8797 said:
Shicchi said:

Actually he has a lot of redeeming qualities to his character. Which is mentioned by Deku himself. He still admired him remember?? Despite all the horrible things Kacchan did to him? Somehow Kacchan is always the one who managed to make Deku realize of his own dream of becoming the greatest hero just like in the episode when Shinso and Tetsutetsu challenged class 1-A.

I understand why some people hate him/can't like him for obvious reasons. But to say that he has no redeeming qualities is just wrong?? Maybe in your case, his redeeming qualities just not enough to make him likeable.


The redeeming quality you mentioned is nothing more than an unintentionally good aspect of the character. I'm sure Bakugo wasn't intentionally trying to make Deku 'realise' his goal. In fact I'm sure Bakugo wants nothing more than to see Deku fail/beat him up so that his ego can be boosted even higher than Mt Everest: Proof in the fact that every time Deku wins or does well he gets incredibly frustrated (that Deku who was once nothing, is now a thorn in his side) and even has flashbacks to points in time where Deku was weak. The only time that I saw Bakugo do something remotely good was when he acknowledged that Uraraka was strong post-fight, and even then that isn't really something worth praising, since villains do that all the time... So what other good qualities does he have that I don't know about?

Well Horikoshi said so himself that his character was meant to be unlikeable so you're not wrong for disliking him.

And I believe it's intentional. Bakugou is great at everything (he is strong, he is smart, has natural battle instinct, very determined, aim to be the top but still knows his limitations) his only downside is his pride, ego and personality.

I think you just need to understand him more to be able to appreciate him. I personally find him extremely entertaining with high potential to develop into somone amazing. Not saying his actions shouldn't have concequences, but If the spoilers are true, he is going to gradually change to a better person. He, after all, wants to be the no.1 hero.

My points is, he is the type that meant to be disliked and change gradually throughout the story. Like Deku who goes from a guy with low self esteem and low confidence, growing more and more bold and confidence throughout the story. I believe Bakugou too, will change throughout the story.

I think he's supposed to be this bloated blob of self confidence who has pretty much all that Izuku doesn't just in the worst possible way. But just as Izuku gets more of those traits Bakugou will also become more "human" over time.
I believe that we aren't necessarily supposed to like him just right now but respect his development and growth.

I'm going to quote someone's character analysis about Bakugou from various source (since I don't trust my english to be able to explain it to you the way I want)

For more in depth, panel to panel analysis, here is the source:
http://catsandanimenerd.tumblr.com/post/142832473556/ok-so-ive-vagued-about-it-but-ive-been-busy

ANYWAY, It's perfectly understandable people find him unbearable, but he intended to be that way plus I somewhat can relate to him (the superiority complex part and how showering kids with praises and only praises is bad) which is why I like him as a character. Plus I always liked arrogant, unfiltered characters who is strong and smart. I'm hyped to see his development.

So to answer your question, if bakugou is a goodie, a likeable character, he would practically become a Gary Stu, flawless, bland, unrealistic character. I treat his bad personality as his flaw and I accepted it. And I think his other character traits are redeeming qualities enough in my eyes. And I'm eager to see his character development.
You know, even Deku, who Bakugou bullied for years still admire him and thought he is an impressive person despite his nasty personality. Despite his personality to scare people off, people still wants, tries, to befriend him. Because they think there is some qualities in Bakugou that's worth it. If it's not redeeming qualities I don't know what is
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@Shicchi

I understand what you're trying to say; Bakugo as a child had a sheltered life with little competition and over time he developed a superiority complex which justifies his personality and massive ego. However, this doesn't really justify his childish behaviour, where he screams, "I'll kill you" whenever things don't go his way.

Also, it's pretty amusing that the UA doesn't seem to give two shits or raise any eyebrows whenever Bakugo does something questionable or unethical, so in a sense they are partially to blame. But at the moment, like you said, he comes off as just unlikable to me even though I understand where he came from. I hope he does change like the author and rumours suggest, because at the moment I can only judge based on what I see.
 
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@Shicchi

I understand what you're trying to say; Bakugo as a child had a sheltered life with little competition and over time he developed a superiority complex which justifies his personality and massive ego. However, this doesn't really justify his childish behaviour, where he screams, "I'll kill you" whenever things don't go his way.

Also, it's pretty amusing that the UA doesn't seem to give two shits or raise any eyebrows whenever Bakugo does something questionable or unethical, so in a sense they are partially to blame. But at the moment, like you said, he comes off as just unlikable to me even though I understand where he came from. I hope he does change like the author and rumours suggest, because at the moment I can only judge based on what I see.

I think him yelling "I'll kill you" is just his way of speech... or something. He doesn't really mean it, like in his battle with Ochako, how could he said "She is still... not dead!" to Ochako?! He probably has different definition of that word lmao.

In the first season when he lost to Deku, it made him realized that it's because he was acting childish and blinded by anger and swore to not acting like that again if he can help it. He is very hot-headed, very aggressive, and impulsive. Really childish is just one of his many bad personality for him to fix.

Yeah you're right, I mean, Present Mic clearly dislike Bakugou but didn't do anything about it (or can't). Even All Might let Bakugou did what he did to Deku in that battle trial. But then again there is friggin Endeavor, the number two hero who probably more evil than some villains. So, it seems like as long as someone has potential to defeat villain (remember Bakugou is ranked first in the entrance exam), they let things like that slide.

You're definitely not the only one who hope for Bakugou to change. Me as his fans too, can't wait for him to get his shit together and grow up. I want him to make it up to Deku for all the nasty shit he'd done to him.

Looking at how he even beat Deku in the second poll, and by a quite large margin too, I guess he did change and I reaaaaaallly can't wait to see that!
 
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GUYS THE ENDING IS BASED ON THE SECOND CHARACTER POPULARITY POLL ART I'M SO BEYOND HAPPY
 
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So fujoshi hijacked the second poll? Then the results make sense.
 
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Bakugo is number 1. I can get behind this. x3
And my personal fave is number 5(Kirishima). Wish he could be closer to his bf but oh well. ;n;

I wish Mina made it though she's another one of my faves. :C
 
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ChocoBar9 said:
So fujoshi hijacked the second poll? Then the results make sense.

They are less guys in the first poll as there is in the second.
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Bakugo is where he belongs XD.

I think the popularity pools just reflect the importance of certain character throughout the arcs that preceded those polls, so it makes perfect sens for Midoriya to be no 1 in the first one, and for Bakugo to be no 1 in the second one.
 
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ChocoBar9 said:
So fujoshi hijacked the second poll? Then the results make sense.

Huh??? Why??? I'm lost here XD

If anything, there are more girls in the second poll than in the first one XD (there is Jirou in the second poll in addition to Uraraka and Tsuyu-chan)
 
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Mineta shouldn't even be here...
 
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I wish Mina made it though she's another one of my faves. :C

Me too :( she is my second best girl after Momo
 
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*sees todoroki on second place in the first*

Finally , japan has some nicu tasto

*sees todoroki on third place in the second*

Fuck u japan :D *cries in the corner*


Edit: the MAL top is the best
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To be honest, I don't really like Katsuki Bakugou that much.. but anyway, not bad. I was hoping that Tsuyu would be higher XD
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Yaboku said:
To be honest, I don't really like Katsuki Bakugou that much.. but anyway, not bad. I was hoping that Tsuyu would be higher XD

Horikoshi said in an interview when asked about Bakugou explosive popularity, that he totally didn't expect Bakugou to be popular let alone this popular!

So, yeah, even the author himself doesn't expect Bakugou's popularity lol (he had said he made Bakugou's character unlikeable on purpose)
But then Bakugou totally beat the protagonist here.

I can't wait for the third poll! Who is going to de-throne Bakugou? Or will he stayed comfortably at the top?

Well, as a fan of him, I'm just glad majority of readers love him too. <3

p.s. I can't believe Momo was not in the top ten :( she is my best girl ; w ;
 
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Yaboku said:
To be honest, I don't really like Katsuki Bakugou that much.. but anyway, not bad. I was hoping that Tsuyu would be higher XD


I second you in both statements (regarding Bakugou and Tsuyu). =P

Tsuyu is my favorite character and I was kinda hoping she would become more important since she's frequently featured in the anime's promo images AND she has a lot of favorites on MAL too, but we're past middleway of season 2 and she has barely done important so far in the story... =(

BNHA needs more girls in the spotlight, I hope these ranking serve to show this the author. So Uraraka is the only female character with significant development.

And Bakugou pisses me off, honestly.
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Gutted Ashida didn't even make it into the top twenty (although she did much better in the US poll), she's definitely my favourite secondary character and has one of the most interesting designs. Surprised Bakugo is so high up — I find him to be one of the most irritating characters in the entire series.
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Touka said:
Gutted Ashida didn't even make it into the top twenty (although she did much better in the US poll), she's definitely my favourite secondary character and has one of the most interesting designs. Surprised Bakugo is so high up — I find him to be one of the most irritating characters in the entire series.

I love Mina too ; w ; she is my second best girl after Momo.

Lmao. The thing with Bakugou is, he is kind of a hit or miss character I think. People either love him or hate him XP

Seems like he is much less popular in western. I wonder why?
 
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Second poll happened right after a Bakugo arc iirc.
 
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Second poll happened right after a Bakugo arc iirc.

Oh that make sense!