My Hero Academia Promotes Its Own Batman in New Sketch
my hero academia has tons of pros under his thumb, but they’re not the only heroes around. Over the years, the franchise has introduced other saviors to fans, and its prequel My Hero Academia: Vigilantes was one of his biggest gateways. Within the fandom, the vigilante Knuckleduster has become something of a Batman replacement for the manga, and new artwork has been livestreamed about the fighter.
As you can see below, the work is courtesy of Betten Court. This was the artist behind my hero academiaThe prequel shared an alternate design for Knuckleduster, and that makes it all the more terrifying. But for some reason, we’re sure Bruce Wayne would approve of the look…
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The sketch shows Iwao Oguro in a simple outfit that shows off his gnarled scars and buff physique. The vigilante keeps his hair short here as you can see, and his strong jawline is impossible to miss. Dressed in a tank top, Knuckleduster is armed with wrist guards and cargo pants as well as a pickaxe. So if Batman is looking to bring more fighters into the family, this hero would fit the bill!
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Of course, Knuckleduster wouldn’t want to join. The author of vigilantes is the one that kicked off the character’s comparison to Batman, and for good reason. Just as Bruce wants to restore Gotham by helping those who have been left behind, so does Iwao. He won’t leave his corner of Japan for nothing, and honestly? This is why fans are so desperate for my hero academia to give the vigilante his very own animated series!
What do you think of this alternative version of Knuckleduster? Do you hope my hero academia bring this hero to the anime at some point? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.