Katsuki Bakugou/Midoriya Izuku

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Pairing: Izuku Midoriya/Katsuki Bakugou
Alternative name(s): BakuDeku, KatsuDeku, Dekacchan, Katsuki/Izuku, Kacchan/Deku
Gender category: Slash
Fandom: Boku no Hero Academia
Canonical?: non canon
Prevalence: High
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Katsuki Bakugou/Midoriya Izuku, or Bakudeku, is a slash ship in the fandom Boku no Hero Academia.


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Midoriya and Bakugou are childhood best friends. However, Bakugou, who is extremely proud of his talent with his Quirk, begins bullying Midoriya for being Quirkless and weak. Bakugou enforces the societal view that Midoriya cannot succeed in his dream of becoming a Pro Hero. Bakugou gives Midoriya the mocking nickname "Deku," meaning worthless,while Midoriya continues to call Bakugou by his cutesy childhood nickname, Kacchan.

Midoriya risks his life to save Bakugou from a villain attack. When they begin attending U.A. High School, Bakugou is angry that Midoriya has apparently hidden his Quirk and begins to see him as a rival for the role of #1 Hero.


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Bakudeku in one of the most popular ships in Boku no Hero Academia. According to fandometrics on Tumblr, in 2018 Bakudeku was #16 on the most popular ships list[1]. As of 2019, there are over 6400 works on AO3, and it is the second most tagged BNHA ship after Tododeku.

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The largest BNHA fandom controversy is over the acceptability of BakuDeku as a ship, as some in the fandom disapprove of shipping Midoriya with his childhood bully.



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  1. 2018’s Top Ships