The Best Bakugo x Deku Fanfiction, Ranked

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Vote up the best BakuDeku fanfics that are worth reading.

With an anime as popular as My Hero Academia, it's no surprise that shipping is a huge part of the fandom. One of the most popular MHA ships in the fandom is none other than Bakugo x Deku - AKA "BakuDeku." And while there are plenty of canon scenes that center on Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo's relationship, sometimes fans need something more to feed their love for the ship. Luckily, there's a ton of amazing Bakudeku fanfics out there. 

Here is a list of the best BakuDeku fanfiction, ranked by fans. Featuring works from Archive of our Own (AO3), you'll find both wholesome and angsty stories about these two heroes-in-training falling in love.

Which of these fanfics are worth reading? Help out your fellow BakuDeku shippers by voting up the best ones!

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  • The Way You Used To Do

    The Way You Used To Do

    129 votes

    by edema_ruh

    During a battle, Midoriya gets hit by a villain whose quirk detaches his soul from his body. Stuck in a ghost-like state, the boy enters a race against time in order to save himself from permanently dying. Much to his luck - or lack of it -, the only person who can see and talk to him in this state is no one other than Kacchan.

    Alternatively: Deku and Kacchan are soulbound.

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  • What The F*ck Did You Just Call Me?

    What The F*ck Did You Just Call Me?

    107 votes

    by reading_raindrop

    “A-ah B-Bakugou! You dropped some pencils!”

    Katsuki stiffened. Kirishima and Kaminari froze. Basically, everyone within earshot stopped what they were doing to look at Izuku like he sprouted a second head. What did he just call him? “What the f*ck did you just say to me?”

    Katsuki whipped his head towards Izuku with his signature death glare as he stood up from where he picked up the fallen supplies.

    “U-um I said you dropped some pencils! I think this eraser might be yours to-”

    “No. What the f*ck did you just call me?”

    Izuku starts calling him Bakugou and it pisses the explosive teen off a lot more than he thought it would.

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  • Zero: The Birth of the World's Best Hero Duo

    Zero: The Birth of the World's Best Hero Duo

    53 votes

    by Toboe1087

    There was a next-to-zero percent chance that it would happen. That two infants would meet each other in the park and have a soulmate connection. That they would grow up together and change the world forever. But that's the thing, the chances were next to zero, but not quite zero.

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  • Co-op


    9 votes

    by Mikacrispy

    KingExplosionMurder is a famous streamer known for his proficiency in several styles of games and his tendency to rage viciously on camera. What people don’t know about him is that he has a crush on the world’s best Starcraft II player: the awkward, shy, and nerdy Deku.

    Deku is a pro gamer with terrible social anxiety and can’t talk to the media to save his life. Lucky for him, he meets a handsome gamer named Kacchan at a convention that helps him work on his public persona.

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  • Surprise Reunions and Childhood Rekindling

    Surprise Reunions and Childhood Rekindling

    34 votes

    by ladyofsnails

    Bakugou Katsuki and Midoriya Izuku haven't seen each other in five years. But when their friends suddenly bring them together and they finally meet again, it's like no time has passed at all.

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  • Penny for Your Thoughts

    Penny for Your Thoughts

    34 votes

    by ladyofsnails

    For the next few years, that’s how it went. Izuku and Katsuki would give each other the penny at random times, and the receiver always had to say whatever they were thinking out loud.

    No matter the thought, no matter the time or place, the boys staunchly refused to lie about their thoughts. It was always the truth. Because that’s the way it went.

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