Top 10 Boku No Hero Academia Fights

The Top Ten
1 Midoriya vs. Bakugou Round 2

Seriously, this manga develops and shows us what the characters need to learn so well. It puts into contrast the characters while making them have real talks for the first time. And this fight basically started the mending of the two mains' relationship. It was awesome.

This is the fight where Bakugou's character starts to develop, and we start to understand him more. As a manga reader, this fight helps these two grow a little closer. Even though Bakugou still is himself, he's growing as a person and as a hero as the manga goes on.

2 Deku and Bakugou vs Nine

The battle between Deku and Bakugou teaming up against Nine, also known as Denki and Bamboo vs. Nine, is the best and hardest fight. Nine was so powerful that they needed two One For All users to beat him. Even at 200% power, it wasn't enough to defeat him.

The music and intensity of their fight are the reasons why I think it is the best battle. It also required Deluxe Leg and Bakugou's top explosion just to remove Nine from the island. Deku and Bakugou were knocked out for a considerable amount of time, around an hour or three.

What surprises me the most is that Nine managed to survive all of it, and if it weren't for Shigaraki's intervention, Nine would have still been alive. That is why I believe the battle between Deku and Bakugou teaming up against Nine is the best battle!

3 Midoriya vs. Shouto Todoroki

A very common issue I have with fights in all shows is the lack of emotion. Characters are never tested, there's never a drive behind them other than "I must fight!", and most seem relatively unnecessary.

This fight was not one of those.

This fight shows the slow bits of emotional and mental healing after years of abuse, and how something small can trigger a chain of events leading to a life-changing decision: stay in an icy rut, or let the flames burst forth.

I'm also slightly biased, because Midoriya and Todoroki's friendship is one of my favorites.

Either way, this fight was well executed, well choreographed, and filled with drive, having a reason to exist other than "two badass characters fight cause why not."

4 All Might vs. All For One

The symbol of peace fights the mastermind behind the League of Villains. He almost died during this fight, and eventually, his true form was exposed. Even though they saw his true form, the citizens still cheered him on, and that motivated him to keep going. All For One used all the quirks that he stole in hopes of killing All Might, but he was defeated.

Why isn't this first place!? I feel like anime and manga readers were on the edge of their seats because of these fights! Yes, I know this world is fictional, but even I freaked out when I saw All For One almost kill All Might! So this needs to be number 1!

5 Midoriya, Tenya Iida, and Shouto Todoroki vs. Stain

This battle hit hard on many emotions. Iida is grieving over his brother, who is in the hospital and will never be able to act as a hero again. He was very close to his brother, and that caused him to despise Stain.

I loved how the fight wasn't just about using brute force but also focused on Iida realizing more about what it means to be a hero and revenge. It hit hard on those topics.

It made me laugh when, just before the fight, a hero from the hero agency he was working under told Iida he knew he went there for revenge against Stain. Also, when Deku immediately knew Iida was fighting Stain and rushed in because he cared for Iida, not worrying about himself, he cared for his friend. It develops the friendship between the three of them, and they have a secret to share. Friendship development!

I love how well thought out this fight was and how it gave Iida needed character development. It made fans connect more with him and made him more relatable than just the guy who is a buzzkill and makes everyone follow the rules. It shows there is more to his character! (I personally love Iida's character, though!)

Deku was smart, sending out his location. It was a subtle hint that wasn't too hard to figure out and could be sent quickly enough. He couldn't just stand there texting. He would have died! I love how all of them were important to the fight, and it wasn't too focused on one character more than the other! It involved strategy as well, not just brute force!

Stain's ideology is very interesting to hear about and made me think about the world during the fight. I love how it didn't skim over how Iida was feeling. They made me empathize with both Stain and Iida somehow! That takes a lot of skill. The way it ended and the aftermath also brought feels. I would go as far as to say this is the best fight in BNHA! Also, three teenagers defeating a rising popular villain.

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6 Midoriya and Kota Izumi vs. Muscular

Deku was willing to break himself so much, to go beyond 100% with One For All, so much that he shouldn't be able to move, and he should have been screeching in pain... to save Kota. It was an epic fight, and Kota was also very helpful. He put out the fire in the forest. Deku showed his reckless and heroic traits in this battle. He reminded me why he is the protagonist and not some other UA student.

This fight deserves recognition, and it is so sweet how it changed Kota. At first, Kota hated heroes, but then Deku saved him! Kota realized that heroes were okay. Also, it was so sad how Muscular was Kota's parents' killer. He had to see Muscular with that knowledge in his mind. This fight was amazing, as well as the aftermath, AKA this whole arc. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

7 Izuku "Deku" Midoriya 100% vs. Kai "Overhaul" Chisaki

I've recently watched this fight, and I think that it should at least have a spot in the top 5. Midoriya not only uses his power up to 100%, but he uses Eri's power as well. Even though Nighteye saw him dying and Overhaul getting away in the future, Midoriya still managed to beat him and live.

This fight was honestly the best of the best. Deku finally got to show people that he was going to dedicate everything to save Eri. Kai, on the other hand, was also fighting really well. I really hope that Overhaul comes back to the series.

8 Kirishima and Fat Gum vs Rappa and Tengai

Whoever made this list forgot to add Kirishima vs. steroids-blade-man.

Anyway, this fight was pretty good. I feel like it relied more on Kirishima's character development than the action itself, but the animation, attacks, and many other aspects of this fight make it enjoyable. Kirishima and Fat Gum are a few of my favorite characters, so my opinion on this may be a bit biased, but I thought it was a good, entertaining fight.

This was hands down one of the best fights in the show. The episode in which Kirishima's backstory is shown makes it so much more real. As well, the ending where he fights with the last bit of strength and combos with Fat Gum makes this one of the top 3 anime battle scenes for sure. It has more impact and backing behind it.

9 Mirio vs Overhaul

Best fight in the series, period. This shows Mirio's strength and determination. To anyone still wondering what a true hero is, this fight is a must-watch.

Best fight of the series, hands down.

10 All Might vs. Noumu
The Contenders
11 Ochaco Uraraka vs. Bakugou

Good development, and it showed their skill and determination. Also, Katsuki gained respect for Ochaco, which is nice and can hopefully lead to friendship. I don't ship Ochaco and Katsuki, but I respect the ship.

The fact that one of my favorite ships had to battle each other is amazing! Before they started, Bakugou had to call Uraraka "Round Face" before he destroyed her.

1: Bakugou's face looked so worried.
2: I ship them for other reasons as well. Sue me.

12 Midoriya and Bakugou vs. All Might

Two enemies working together against their role model.

13 Endeavor & Hawks vs. High-End Noumu

This was probably the most explosive episode in the entire series thus far. From beginning to end, it just fires on all cylinders with its animation, emotion, soundtrack, and very well-written development for Endeavor, who is beginning to move forward from his tainted past and become a hero people could have hope in. This was a marvelous way to finish off season 4.

Hands down, this is a top 3 fight. Even though Endeavor is not the top hero and has had many problems, he fights past it and is trying to become a better person, putting everything into it. It rivals All Might vs. All For One.

14 Shota Aizawa vs. Villains

I was so sad during this fight because I thought that Eraser Head was going to die.

My favorite fight scene! It was so cool, especially since he was fighting against tons of villains.

Omg, Mr. Aizawa... he's ok now if he can still do that creepy smile thing!

15 Shoto Todoroki vs. Katsuki Bakugo

I loved how Todoroki thought he was better than everyone, then Bakugou countered all of his attacks. By the way, Todoroki's a coward at the end.

16 Amajiki “suneater” vs Tabe, Setsuno, and Hojo

The faith of Amajiki and his lonely childhood were very touching. However, Mirio changed his life. They are such good friends.

Amajiki is very quiet, but he is very powerful. This fight was intense. It was like watching a movie.

Suneater is underrated. He took on three precepts on his own!

17 Class A vs Class B
18 Deku vs Gentle Criminal

Gentle Criminal and La Brava's backstory was so sweet and depressing (I know you thought you would never hear those two words together!). Izuku even admits it was the hardest fight he had. La Brava and Gentle Criminal are one of my OTPs. La Brava literally strengthened Gentle with her love for him!

Kind of a confusing fight, but it was pretty fun to watch.

I have already watched this fight, and let me tell you, I got shivers during it.

19 Midoriya vs. Bakugou Round 1
20 Ejiro Kirishima vs Tetsutetsu Tetsutetsu

They both have similar quirks. When Kirishima wins, the ending is so funny.

21 All for One vs One for All (Season 3)

Coolest fight to date. It ought to be number 1.

22 Hanta Sero vs. Shoto Todoroki

It shows how Todoroki feels, and I like Sero.

23 Tododeku and Tokosu vs. Kirbaku and Momojiru
24 Tododeku vs BakuDeku
25 All Might and Deku vs Wolfram

This fight was amazing. I feel it's underrated because not everyone sees the movie!

The only time Deku got to fight with his idol before he retired! You guys need to watch the movie.

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