To paraphrase the song, “Roses are Red, Omae wa mou Shindeiru, Do you know what a Sussy Baka is? Why… Deku, why are you acting like that? If you understood the preceding allusions, you may have arrived at the conclusion that memes have evolved into their own language.
Whether or not you’re a fan of anime or video games, you’ve certainly heard or read some phrases or words that originated in these media.
Anime, like video games, has clearly become a worldwide phenomenon.
These jargons from video games and anime have made their way into memes and other forms of “inside” humour.
These slang terms have supplanted more formal language as a means of expressing feelings and ideas among humans.
These days, you can use two words together that formerly didn’t exist.
These two words combine elements from both of those spheres. There are now countless memes and catchphrases based on it because of that one viral video.
You’ll probably start using it in everyday conversation rather quickly. The Sussy Baka is the new name for an old favourite.
What is a Sussy Baka?
Having a solid grasp of popular culture’s memes is always a plus.
Where did this unusual lexical construction originate?
My Hero Academia’s Deku got the whole thing began when someone yelled, “Baka! Deku!! I don’t understand why you’re behaving like a Baka. Deku!! If you’re going to act like a Baka, at least do it with some dignity.
Not Bakugo this time, but I’m sure he’d enjoy this clip from Akeam Francis’ TikTok live stream just the same.
A TikToker going by the name Nyatsumii released a clip from the live stream on the same site after some time, and it went on to amass 1.7 million views in a month’s time. Multiple TikTok covers with the phrase have since been released.
One of these covers features Akeam’s response to a comment asking him to repeat the sentence with the word “Sussy” added to the end.
This led to the coining of the new expression. Deku had been transformed into a Sussy Baka. But what exactly do these words mean?
To explain, Sussy is a product of the early Pandemic-era internet-wide phenomenon known as the game Among Us.
The players would label another player as “sus” if they thought they were an imposter. Contrast this with “Baka,” which means “fool” or “silly” in Japanese.
A person might be labelled a “Sussy Baka” if they are thought to be dumb or silly (affectionately or derogatorily).
While there are plenty of more characters who could round out a Sussy Baka squad, here are just five who have shown flashes of that suave charm we all love.
Light Yagami from Death Note
It turns out that Light, who seemed so optimistic at the start of the anime, had more than a few Sussy Baka moments.
He was a total phoney and imposter among the other members of the group. Through the course of the anime, we’ve seen him nearly reveal his true identity on multiple occasions.
To what end, then? And a 13-year-old beat him. The gall of that baka! I’d rather have him play Among Us while talking to himself in a monologue, but I’d watch that show.
Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan
Eren Yeager has recently begun experiencing his own Baka moments, or perhaps this has been happening for quite some time.
Yet, because of the viral success of the video we included above, he is included here.
I’m willing to wager that you’ve listened to this recording multiple times; if your sense of humour is as damaged as mine, you simply cannot let go.
Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto
We believe that Emo boi Sussyke Uchiha had his Baka moment when he unexpectedly appeared in the middle of the Fourth Great Ninja War to declare his candidacy for Hokage.
You can play that moment again, and even Akamaru, Kiba’s dog, will be all, “Bruh…?”
Kaguya and Shirogane from Kaguya-Sama: Love is War
I can almost guarantee that at some point during this anime you had to either cover your face in embarrassment or do a facepalm due to how “Baka” the characters were.
Their intelligence and self-awareness make them both admirable protagonists.
But their vanity causes them to utilise their intelligence in foolish games with each other, making them suspicious bakas.