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The My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission Moment That Has Bakugo Fans Buzzing

The world of the popular anime franchise "My Hero Academia" is filled with all kinds of characters who have a variety of "quirks," aka superhero powers. These quirks range in strength and uniqueness and can get pretty specific. While some of them are just plain weird, the more powerful ones are attributed to stronger characters like Izuku Midoriya, Shoto Todoroki, and Katsuki Bakugo. This trio notoriously includes some of U.A. High School's most powerful students and heroes-in-training, and it looks like their quirks are put to the test in the franchise's third film, "My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission."

The film sees Midoriya, Todoroki, and Bakugo take on a new group of villains, Humarise, all while Midoriya is on the run for a murder he did not commit. While the film showcases Midoriya's new ability, Blackwhip, as well as Todoroki's fighting prowess, it also shows a side of Bakugo that's hardly revealed in the anime series.

Fans love Bakugo's intelligence in World Heroes' Mission

Bakugo is known for his anger issues and his temper flaring at the drop of a hat. His explosive emotions go hand in hand with his quirk, though, which allows him to ignite the sweat from his hands to cause massive explosions. But although he is typically known as the hothead of U.A., he also has an intelligent side that fans were excited to see revealed in "World Heroes' Mission."

In a "World Heroes' Mission" megathread on Reddit, user Fluffybunnyzeta commented: "I have to call out something that made me smile in the movie — Bakugo being SMART!! It's not highlighted enough because of the cliche 'Angry Boy doesn't think things through' meme. It's not emphasized enough (IMO) that Bakugo is smart, a fast thinker, and picks up on clues pretty quickly." The user mentions the moment in the film when Bakugo is the one to figure out how to use the drive chip technology to search for clues to help stop the villains. Plenty of other users were quick to agree. User UnbiasedGod wrote: "Hell yeah, Bakugou [sic] being smart gets slept on to much." Another user, PM_MAJESTIC_PICS, added, "Yes! Full agree on Bakugo. He's clever and perceptive, book smart, street smart — basically, he's extremely intelligent with everything that doesn't involve his own emotions or ego."

Although we love to see Bakugo's classic temper tantrums, hopefully, Season 6 of "My Hero Academia" will take a page from "World Heroes' Mission" and showcase his intelligence a bit more.