My Hero Academia: 5 Class 1-A Team-Ups That Are Unbeatable (& 5 That Should Never Be Allowed)
The students of 1-A get along well enough, but some groups work together better than others,
In My Hero Academia, heroes like All Might, Endeavor, and Hawks are known for their feats on the battlefield, becoming icons if they do their jobs well enough. But as fans have seen with each episode, no hero (or even villain for that matter) can do what they do on their own. Even at his peak, All Might relied on sidekicks like David Shield to create an efficient hero costume for him, and even Endeavor wasn’t enough to defeat High End without some assistance from Hawks.
While the students of Class 1-A have learned to develop their own special moves, costumes, and hero names, they’ve also learned how to work with their classmates to defeat powerful opponents, though it’s clear that some teams are built a bit better than others.
10 Unbeatable: Uraraka, Mineta, & Sero
My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising featured an interesting team-up between Uraraka, Mineta, and Sero. As Nine made his way to retrieve Katsuma’s Quirk, the three played a pivotal role in getting him to use up his Quirkrs, with Sero using his tape to maneuver around the battlefield, flinging rocks, as well as his teammates, in the most desirable positions for their attacks.
Uraraka used her Zero Gravity Quirk to lift boulders that otherwise would’ve been too heavy for Sero to throw, while Mineta’s sticky balls helped trap Nine in a stone fortress. While Nine was strong enough to break past their assault, anyone else would’ve been buried under the avalanche.
9 Should Never Be Allowed: Kirishima & Sato
Kirishima and Sato both have strength-based Quirks that are good for smashing any obstacle in their way. During their First Term Final Exam against Cementoss, they went for a more straightforward approach, both focusing on breaking down the walls that Cementoss generated without realizing that he could’ve kept it up for as long as the exam went on.
Without a strategist like Deku or even Yaoyorozu on their side, the two wore themselves out fast. If they were ever paired to fight someone again, Kirishima would be able to apply what he’d learned since his Work-Study at Fat Gum Agency, but the results would be similar with Sato by his side.
8 Unbeatable: Bakugo, Kaminari, & Kirishima
Bakugo, Kaminari, and Kirishima are one of the strongest trios in My Hero Academia despite their Quirks not appearing compatible at first glance. Nevertheless, they always seem to turn the tide quickly when faced with any dilemma at all, mostly due to the fact that just as Aizawa observed, Bakugo, similar to Deku, has an uncanny ability to inspire his classmates and push them towards greatness.
Even when he wasn’t present, Bakugo’s words motivated Kirishima to evolve his hardening in a crisis, showing just how much of an impact he has on his teammates, which ensures that they’ll never fall too far behind him.
7 Should Never Be Allowed: Kaminari & Ashido
Kaminari and Ashido were paired up against Nezu for their Final Exam. Despite the strength of their Quirks, Nezu was able to outsmart them during their exam, blocking off all their escape routes and sending them into a panic. Neither was able to develop a concrete plan given the circumstances, indicating that both heroes just aren’t competent enough to work under pressure.
Instead, they need to be teamed up with stronger, more reliable heroes if they ever hope to make a bigger impact in a society where the villains are far more cunning than a talking, super-smart animal.
6 Unbeatable: Deku, Shoto, & Iida
Deku, Shoto, and Iida found their paths converging during the fight with Stain, who, at the time, had defeated numerous Pro Heroes. Given that most Pro Heroes quaked at the mere mention of his name, it was astounding that these three students were able to best him, especially after Deku just learned how to utilize Full Cowling in battle, and Shoto was still getting used to his left side.
With Iida being able to strike and move quickly, Deku being able to hit hard and analyze his opponent’s Quirk, and Shoto able to support both of them from a distance, these three made one of the best teams in the entire series, able to back Stain into a corner and force him to get so desperate he started making a few costly mistakes.
5 Should Never Be Allowed: Mineta & Sero
While Mineta might seem useless, he’s just focused on the wrong things. His Quirk, though it’s a pretty odd one, has some unique applications that he could take advantage of if he actually took his training seriously. Sero is the same, showing just how advantageous his Quirk is for traversing a battlefield in Heroes Rising.
Unfortunately, the two fell short during their Final Exam against Midnight, with Sero falling victim to her sleep-inducing Quirk shortly after their exam began. Although Mineta managed to escape, neither hero was sharp enough to see Midnight’s attack coming in the first place.
4 Unbeatable: Tokoyami & Tsuyu
Tokoyami’s Quirk is one of the strongest in the series, and not only enabled him to win third place at the UA Sports Festival, but is great for traversing land and sea, attacking from a distance as well as up close, not to mention Dark Shadow can serve as a shield of armor during fights. His powers have earned him praised from heroes like All Might and Hawks, and even got the attention of the League of Villains.
Tsuyu on the other hand, has always remained levelheaded no matter the circumstance she’s been forced into, not only seen during her Final Exam with Tokoyami, but also during her internship. She might not be the strongest hero around, but she’s capable enough to serve as a reliable support to powerful Pros. Recovery Girl didn’t hesitate to give the two her highest praise during their Final Exam, and it’s easy to see that they’d be able to think of a way out of any situation given their Quirks that force them to often think outside of the box.
3 Should Never Be Allowed: Aoyama & Uraraka
Despite prevailing against Thirteen during their Final Exam, Aoyama and Uraraka might not be a complete match made in heaven. The two were nearly defeated by Thirteen, and if it wasn’t for Aoyama’s teasing, they possibly could’ve flat-out lost. While both characters are steadily learning to improve their Quirks, they’re bound by upset stomachs if they overuse them, and unfortunately, their limits are still pretty low.
They got off lucky that Thirteen isn’t suited for combat. If she was, there would’ve been no way either of them would’ve walked away from their Final Exam unscathed.
2 Unbeatable: Deku & Bakugo
Deku and Bakugo started off as enemies, with Deku constantly looking up to Bakugo and using him as a source of inspiration and Bakugo taking every chance he could to remind Deku that he was his inferior. And yet, after their second fight following the Provisional Hero License Exam, the two became proper rivals, using one another as a source of inspiration to continue pushing themselves past their limits. Most notably, the two utilized One For All to defeat Nine together.
Even without sharing One For All, their Quirks are powerful enough to keep an enemy on their toes, and Deku’s propensity for strategy coupled with Bakugo’s relentlessness is what will always enable them to overpower their opponent, no matter how strong they might be. They even managed to win against All Might with a half-baked strategy during their Final Exam, proving that there’s nothing they can’t do if they work together, just like many other legendary anime rivals.
1 Should Never Be Allowed: Kaminari & Sato
Kaminari and Sato have never teamed up onscreen against the same opponent, for good reason. Though their Quirks are entirely different, they possess the same fatal weakness: overuse leads to a staggering decrease in cognitive function.
This essentially means that if both characters don’t get the job done in a certain amount of time, they’ll be useless in a pinch, and given their individual track records, both have a long way to go before they are capable of ending a conflict in the most efficient manner possible.
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