Todoroki vs. Bakugo (VS (バーサス) 爆豪 Todoroki bāsasu Bakugō?) is the forty-third chapter of Kohei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia.


The final match of the tournament event between Katsuki and Shoto begins. Shoto makes his move first and attacks Katsuki with a huge pillar of ice, trying to end the fight quickly. However, Katsuki thaws himself out with an Explosion. After breaking out of Shoto's ice, Katsuki uses some Explosions to somersault himself into the air. While in the air, Katsuki grabs Shoto's hair and shirt and throws Shoto onto the ground, but Shoto creates an ice wall behind himself to prevent himself from being thrown out of the ring. Katsuki immediately attacks Shoto again with an Explosion. Shoto dodges Katsuki's Explosion and he counters by throwing Katsuki into his ice wall while in the process throws himself out of harm's way.

Katsuki becomes angry at Shoto for not using his full power, telling Shoto to not stand in front of him if he is not fighting to win. Katsuki prepares his next attack by jumping into the air and spinning himself around with two Explosions in his hands. As Katsuki makes his preparations, Shoto is in deep thought of whether to use his fire power or not; having trouble on deciding if it is the right choice to use it or not. Shoto admits to himself that since fighting Izuku he is struggling on what to do and how he should proceed. Shoto is confused and conflicted from his deep thinking. After Izuku yells at Shoto to keep fighting, Shoto decides to get his head in the game and activates his fire power. After activating his fire power, Shoto remembers the trauma of his mother's reaction to his fire power and becomes disheartened, causing him to deactivate his fire power. Katsuki's preparations are complete and after gaining momentum for his Explosions from spinning, attacks Shoto with his move Howitzer Impact, an explosive tornado that hits Shoto.

After the smoke clears, Shoto is out of bounds, seemingly knocked out. A furious Katsuki walks to Shoto and grabs him by his shirt, dissatisfied with Shoto's performance. However, Katsuki is knocked out by Midnight's perfume before he can do anything to Shoto. Because he went out of bounds, Shoto loses and Katsuki is declared the winner of the final match and tournament event as well as the winner of U.A.'s Freshmen Sports Festival.

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