Deku is our guy and a very polite boy. He is the hard-working star and protagonist of MHA and a die-hard All Might fan his classmates have learned to love.
Deku’s real name is Izuku Midoriya. We first meet Izuku in the MHA manga and anime as a hapless baby boy without a single quirk to his name.
Quirkless, some would call him. After being chosen as successor by his idol, All Might, this high school boy slowly becomes the superhero we know as Deku.
The Real Age of Izuku Midoriya (aka Deku) from MHA
Since he’s the main character of Hero Academia, we know a lot about Deku’s life compared to some of his superhero classmates.
Keep reading to find out just how old Izuku was/is at different points in MHA.
How Old is Deku?
Izuku Midoriya was born on July 15th to a quirkless mother and father; if you’re curious, that makes Deku’s zodiac sign Cancer.
If he had been born a Scorpio, Izuku might have turned out a villain instead.
Deku was four years old when he made his first appearance in the manga; just a baby.
Early in the main story, our Izuku started at 14 years old, a pretty regular age for high school. He made mama Midoriya so proud by getting into UA.
By the time Deku and the gang were in the final exam arc of the anime series, he was 15 years old. Happy birthday, Mr. Midoriya. We hope you had a good one. I
‘m kind of jealous that Deku can measure his life in story arcs; that seems convenient. Just saying how many years old you are doesn’t convey as much information.
Are you wondering if Deku can drive a car? Good news, he can! Deku is 16 years old after making it to another July birthday from the forest training arc until the present. Until it’s July again in Hero Academia world, you can continue to assume that Deku has not turned 17 years old yet.
This means that, unlike in our article about Dabi’s real age, it is not OK to have a crush on Izuku Midoriya.
You can, however, respect his superhero work as Deku. (Unless you are also 16 years old, I guess.)
What is Deku’s Quirk?
We know that the Midoriya family is quirkless, so how did Deku come to be?
Before gaining the mantle of Deku and All Might’s quirk, Izuku Midoriya was an average human and superhero fan; all he wanted was to have a superpower and earn his hero license to work as a pro hero.
In the world of My Hero Academia, this officially made him a loser.
It wasn’t until he was 14 years old that the top UA hero, All Might, saw something special in Deku’s tenacity.
Making the boy his protégé, Deku’s quirk is One for All, passed down to him by the aging icon.