Shoto Todoroki is one of the fan-favorite characters in My Hero Academia. The Half-Cold, Half-Hot hero has caught the attention of fans with his unique quirk and undeniable good looks. Although he doesn’t get a lot of screen time unlike other characters, Shoto was able to make himself a favorite because of his mysterious vibe.
His aloof and cold personality made fans curious about him. It also appears that he has family issues considering that he hated his dad, Endeavor, the current no. 1 hero after All Might. Speaking of family, a lot of fans have been wondering if Shoto and Dabi are related in the series. Continue reading to find out.
Dabi is one of the supporting antagonists of My Hero Academia. Affiliated with the League of Villains, he was also a part of Vanguard Action Squad before. He was the primary antagonist in the Forest Training Camp and Pro Hero arcs.
His real name is Toya Todoroki, which makes him an older brother of Shoto Todoroki. Just like Shoto, Dabi hated his father. Endeavor or Enji Todoroki convinced his son that he would be the one who will surpass All Might. All Dabi’s life, he trained and became obsessed with the goal of his father who eventually left him to focus on Shoto, who Endeavor believed has the most potential to surpass All Might.
The abandonment left Dabi to undergo an existential crisis, eventually losing control of his fire and sanity. He burned a large part of his body and faked his death before turning into a criminal who wanted to ruin the reputation of Endeavor.
Dabi and Shoto have an ambiguous relationship. Shoto does not remember his brother that much even if Dabi attempted to attack Shoto when he was a baby. Dabi thinks of Shoto as his father’s puppet and rival to achieve his goal, hence he feels angry towards his brother. He originally wanted to kill his younger brother as he doesn’t view Shoto as human, rather Endeavor’s masterpiece or puppet. Adding to this, Dabi was jealous of Shoto for inheriting his mother’s quirk.
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