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Is Shouto interesting without his daddy, Enji Todoroki?

Discussion in 'My Hero Academia' started by Linkmyboy72, Dec 3, 2018.

Is he?

This poll will close on Jun 3, 2021 at 2:55 PM.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Linkmyboy72 Well-Known Member

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    Yes or No, explain why?
     
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    so why did you use a second account anyway if you're gonna use back Linkmahboy :lbj

    as for the poll....errrm I suppose yes, I'm not sure, I've always been sorta neutral with Shouto :hm
     
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    Are you gonna answer with your second account as well?
     
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    Is Linkmyboy72 interesting without his second account?

    Yes

    No

    explain why?
     
  6. Tayimus Number One

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    Damn, y'all ain't letting him off the hook for nothing. :trinny
     
  7. Indra I can't stop eating

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    Id prefer him and seeing him grow without the daddy issues.. if something its just getting old and holding him down. and I wouldnt mind not seeing his daddy specifically for a few hundred chapters.

    Id have his development do with dabi (if he is endeavors son) or other villains with dual quirks.. maybe at the end of the day he could have be the guy most open to the issues that leads someone to be a villain in among the protagonists, and sympathize with some of them due to having the most fucked up backstory among the heroes.
     
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    Good question, He alone is a little bland but he potentially has a brother in the VA to provide plot interest so he has at least two plot balls juggling in the air right now.
     
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    He's hardly interesting with the Endy subplot. But whatever, he's the most well-constructed of the protagonists, though that's in no small part due to the fact that the Todoroki family is the only consistent plotline in the manga currently.

    Personally, I feel Todoroki should have either stayed an edgelord for a little longer or Hori should get him out of his current lukewarm phase.
     
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    No.

    But the opposite is also true; Endeavor isn't interesting without Shouto (and the Todoroki Family). Their development is all tied together.
     
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    No.

    His personality does not have any sort of actual quirks that would make him interesting. He would just be the dude with two powers.
     
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    Do you mean without Endeavor to play off of? If so, yes, because he still has enough character on his own to keep him interesting were Endeavor to be killed off.

    Or...the stupider question, do you mean a Shoto Todoroki without Endeavor period? Because, yeah, if you remove a character's entire backstory, reason for his personality, ambitions and goals, it does make them a bit less interesting.
     
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    Would Midoriya be interesting without All Might?
    Would Iida be interesting without his brother and his family?
    Would Bakugo be interesting without Midoriya and All Might?
    Would All Might be interesting without All For One and Nana Shimura?

    It's almost like many characters in this series are greatly defined by their relationships to others and what they mean to them personally.
     
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    Nah endeavor has enough fire swag and charisma as a character to stand alone without shouto.
     
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    I mean he's not really that interesting right now either sooooo
     
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    Always.
     
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    I respectfully disagree. :camby

    I actually agree.
     
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    I mean realistically he has like three or two other kids that hate him that could fulfill shouto's role in his development. One of his kids is probably a villain too. Could get a lotta drama and development from that alone without a single panel of shouta having to appear.

    And He always has the dynamic and struggle with all might to fall back on. And how to cope with being the default number 1.

    And he's just a straight up badass.

    Shouto as a character doesn't have to exist for endeavor to work.
     
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    You could honestly just scrap the entire thing with Shoto. His chase after All Might and him sliding into position one in a manner he himself never would've wanted, the problems with his wife, the stuff with Hawks, the stuff hinted at with Dabi... honestly, it's enough to make Endeavor interesting on his own. Shoto is really just the main focus but it could have easily been substituted more with any of the other points raised about Endeavor.
     
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    Bakugou is interesting with EVERYONE, period.
     
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    True, but All Might is the one who inspired Bakugo to want to be a hero and is the reason behind his mentality of "The hero is the one who always wins", and Midoriya and Bakugo are rivals and foils to each other, spurring on a great deal of each other's growth and character.

    Take All Might and Midoriya completely away from Bakugo's story and what does he have? He's just an arrogant hot-head who's funny when he yells at people.
     
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    And here Is where it gets interesting, his background is basically not interesting at all. Get this arrogant prick interacting with a diverse cast that might or not might oppose his shit Is one of the things I enjoy the most about him. Deku and AM apport to the character and we can argue that thats basically what makes him relevant in the story,but I dont think they are what makes him interesting.
     
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    There was once a piece of advice I remember hearing in a video about creating good characters (I think it was a guy explaining why he didn't like Steven Universe until after episode 17 or after season 1). The advice was that, almost more important than the character's personality, is the character's opinions. What does the character think about these things? What does this character want? What does the character hate?

    I suppose to rephrase myself from before, I'm not saying that Bakugo wouldn't have anything interesting about himself without Midoriya and All Might as part of his story. His personality and powers certainly give him stuff to work with. But he wouldn't be anywhere near as interesting as he is with those two as part of his story. His opinions of Midoriya and All Might help to define his actual character and give us insight into who he is beyond just the surface level.
     
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    Bakugo is the Gary Stu of the serious, of course he's going to have the most charisma and most interesting special development compared to Shouto as a character.
     
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    Shouto is Bout as interesting as Bakugo, he blunt and doesn't take any shit. He a also the most serious and likely to kill a villain.
     
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  28. Linkmyboy72 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's a copout but Bakugou is a terrible character and.
     
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    No he wouldn't.

    Is funny that Endeavor can exist as a character in the manga without Shoto but the opposite isn't true. I feel Todoroki is just the stoic good looking guy (supposedly because everyone has almost the same face) and little else, just as Bakugo is just a spazz and Deku a zero to hero trope.

    Difference is Bakugo has a little bit more development to his sensible side and Deku is crazy in the same way All Might is.
     
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