Midoriya Izuku/Todoroki Shouto
|Pairing:||Izuku Midoriya/Todoroki Shouto|
|Alternative name(s):||TodoIzu, Todoroki/Midoriya, Shouto/Izuku, Shouto/Deku, TDDK|
|Fandom:||Boku no Hero Academia|
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Todoroki initially considered himself a rival of Midoriya during the U.A. Sports Festival arc, as an extension between the rivalry of Endeavor, Todoroki's father, and All Might, Midoriya's mentor. Midoriya still admires and respects him. Their fight in the festival is a point of massive character development for Todoroki - MIdoriya convinces him to fight with his Fire quirk and accept both sides of himself as his own power, rather than the burden of Endeavor's expectations.
After the fight, the two become friends.
Tododeku in one of the most popular ships in Boku no Hero Academia. According to fandometrics on Tumblr, in 2017 Tododeku was #27 on the most popular ships list. In 2018, Tododeku moved up to 8th place.. As of June 2019, there are over 8500 works on AO3, and it is the third most tagged BNHA ship, after BakuDeku and KiriBaku. For a time, Tododeku was the second most tagged ship.
The initials "Todo" and "Deku" were popularized by western fandom, while in Japan the ship is better known as TodoIzu. The ship is also one of the most popular in Japan.
Many who support TodoDeku do not like the ship BakuDeku, and often support KiriBaku along with shipping TodoDeku.
Common Tropes & Fanon
Todoroki is often depicted as a member of the Dekusquad post-Sports Festival arc.