The Todoroki family’s complex dynamics in My Hero Academia revolve around the eldest son, Toya Todoroki, whose supposed demise became a pivotal moment in the family’s troubled history. Toya, possessing a flame-based Quirk stronger than Endeavor’s, faced challenges due to inheriting Rei’s resistance to ice instead of heat.
How did Toya Todoroki die?
Endeavor initially saw potential in Toya’s powerful Quirk, but concern for his safety led to a halt in training. Toya’s desire to surpass All Might persisted, intensifying with the birth of Shoto, who inherited the desired combination of fire and ice Quirks. In an attempt to prove himself, Toya trained at Sekoto Peak, discovering that heightened excitement turned his flames blue and more potent.
The turning point came when Toya sought to share his progress with Endeavor at Sekoto Peak. However, Endeavor’s absence and Toya’s overwhelming sadness unleashed uncontrollable flames, burning both himself and the surroundings. Struggling to control the intense flames, Toya presumably succumbed to the extreme heat, with Endeavor and others concluding that he perished in the tragic incident.
Did Toya Todoroki really die?
Contrary to the family’s belief, Toya survived by jumping into a river while burning. Nursed back to health by All For One’s associates, Toya witnessed his family’s seemingly unaffected response to his presumed death. Feeling unimportant and noticing Endeavor’s continued mistreatment of Shoto, Toya adopted a new identity – Dabi.
Toya / Dabi’s Fate in the Final War arc
In the Final War arc, Endeavor and Dabi engaged in a prolonged confrontation. Dabi, harboring intense hatred, aimed to avenge himself by planning a self-destructive explosion. As the battle unfolded, Shoto arrived to face Dabi. The clash led to Dabi’s defeat, leaving him severely crippled and partially frozen. The family’s attempt to cool down Dabi prevented his self-destruction, revealing the complexity of their relationships.
While Dabi survived the ordeal, his fate was altered as he faced the consequences of his actions. The intricate story of Toya Todoroki, reborn as Dabi, adds layers to the My Hero Academia narrative, weaving a tragic tale of family, identity, and revenge.