My Hero Academia: Is Bakugo Connected to One For All?

Warning! Massive spoilers for My Hero Academia Chapter 362 to follow! My Hero Academia fans are definitely more curious about the potential theory tying Katsuki Bakugo to One For All's power following that major cliffhanger from the newest chapter of the series! Ever since fans got a look at the silhouettes from some of One For All's past vestiges, there has been a question as to why it looked like one of the characters was a dead ringer for Bakugo. Making matters even more interesting was the reveal that the second vestige indeed shares many of these similarities when he was unveiled in full.

This coupled with the fact that we have yet to see what kind of quirk the second vestige has at his disposal (which is teased to be so intense that Izuku Midoriya can really only use it if he's got no other options left), and fans have been raising all sorts of questions as to what it could mean for Bakugo. This has grown only more intense with the latest cliffhanger of the series which sees Bakugo taking a fatal blow from Tomura Shigaraki and ending up in a liminal space where he's speaking with the embers of All Might's power within One For All. 

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Chapter 362 of My Hero Academia sees Bakugo pushing his body and quirk beyond their limits, but it's still not enough as Shigaraki punctures a whole right through the young hero's chest and heart. He suddenly appears in a limbo like space where he sees the spiritual vestige of All Might's power that's also currently within Izuku's One For All space. This doesn't exactly reveal that Bakugo has somehow popped up within Izuku's power, but it's certainly interesting to see the two powers and spirits make the connection in the first place. 

This could be a result of Bakugo's close connection with both Izuku and All Might, but interestingly enough All For One (within Shigaraki's mind) has a flashback of frustration to the second vestige while dealing the fatal blow on Bakugo. This ties the two of them closer than ever before (drawing a hardline connection), but now it just remains to be seen whether or not Bakugo is actually connected to One For All (and thus potentially could be saved in some way) or if it's just wishful thinking

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