In the anime world, many characters end up becoming the antagonist, or evil, not because they wanted to but because they were forced to be! Well, true that, but that isn’t the case for everyone, but there are characters whose past was too gruesome for them to be kind again. Well, Toya Todoroki, from My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia) is among them. Don’t you find it uneasy seeing Toya, who’s also famously known as Dabi, and the burned scars that he has? Isn’t it rather more interesting to know why he’s called Todoroki? He might be related to Shoto Todoroki, right? Manga readers may know, but for those who like to stick with the cliffhanger only, let’s discuss who is Toya Todoroki and if he will die in the upcoming seasons of MHA. There will be some spoilers, so read it at your own risk.
Fans all over know about what MHA or BNHA is known as. But to those who are still adapting to it, MHA stands for My Hero Academia, whereas BNHA is Boku no Hero Academia. The Japanese superhero manga series is written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. The anime adaptation had its first season in 2016, produced by Toho and Bones. The story revolves around a young boy named Izuku Midoriya, who is born powerless in a world full of power!
Will Toya Todoroki die?
In the manga, chapter 291 reveals that Toya had perished in a fire. The incident took place at the Sekoto Hill, where Endeavor used to train, and as the flames exceeded 2000 degrees, there was no trace of a corpse, except for a piece of Toya’s lower jaw bone. Naturally, Endeavor had assumed Toya’s death only to see Toya right in front of him alive and kicking as a villain named Dabi!
Enji Todoroki, whose hero name is Endeavor, is the no.1 hero in the MHA series. He became the former hero no.2 at the age of 20. When All Might announced his retirement from his hero no.1 position, naturally, Endeavor became the next greatest hero. Endeavor had always tried his best to match up to All Might. He was never able to surpass All Might. However, after being the greatest hero, he is seen to make improvements. His popularity was not so positive, nor was his relation with his family seem good.
The Todoroki Family
Fans might know about Enji and Rei’s children. Fuyuumi, the older and the only daughter, Natsuo, the second son, and Shoto, the youngest. But do we also know about their eldest son, Toya Todoroki? He was the eldest son of the Todoroki family and the one who is now linked to the League of Villains, an organization full of villains who threatens to destroy society and its system.
The manga reveals quite a clear understanding of the Todoroki family’s history. Toya Todoroki was the firstborn son of Enji Todoroki, who is popularly known for his hero name, Endeavor. In the manga series, chapter 290, while they were fighting the enemies, Dabi came in and revealed himself in front of his father and his younger brother, Shoto, as the Toya Todorki, who was believed to be dead. Alongside this revelation, Dabi even broadcasted his story on television and revealed what he went through as a child. He shared his story that how as a child, he was made to dream that he could surpass Endeavor, even All Might, the former No. 1 Hero.
As he was training, he would get burnt, and as Endeavor noticed, he restricted Toya from training. Dabi believed that Endeavor had cut him off, or in other words, thrown him away, as he was deemed to failure. This was, however, one side of the story.
As Endeavor slowly turns to his family, he could realize how grave his sins were and that he should atone for his sins now. He realized the fact that running away isn’t the best solution. Endeavor tries his hardest to do whatever is best for his family. In chapter 249, Endeavor speaks of his dream where he sees his family happy, but he is never with them. “I am going to face them and make up for what I’ve done” is what Endeavor now happens to think about.