History Webcomic / OnePunchMan

24th May '17 9:27:12 AM xcountryguy
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->''"I became the hero I had always dreamed of being. But how can it be that, even though I should be satisfied, I feel so empty...?"''

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->''"I became the hero I had always dreamed of being. But how can it be that, even though I should be satisfied, I feel so empty... ?"''



* AdaptationDistillation: At the same time, the anime removes some references pertaining to arcs after Boros' arc, save for some cameos for the characters. For example, they removed Genos' reference of [[spoiler: the Blizzard Group's newbie crushing in episode 7]].

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* AdaptationDistillation: At the same time, the anime removes some references pertaining to arcs after Boros' arc, save for some cameos for the characters. For example, they removed Genos' reference of [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Blizzard Group's newbie crushing in episode 7]].



* ArtifactTitle: As the series progresses, more enemies (such as [[spoiler: Boros]] and [[spoiler: Garou]]) appear that Saitama has to punch more than once to defeat. They still pose no problem to him though as his initial punches are just his "normal" ones and he can still OneHitKO them with moves from his "Serious Series" (and in the latter's case, he never really intended to kill him anyway).

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* ArtifactTitle: As the series progresses, more enemies (such as [[spoiler: Boros]] [[spoiler:Boros]] and [[spoiler: Garou]]) [[spoiler:Garou]]) appear that Saitama has to punch more than once to defeat. They still pose no problem to him though as his initial punches are just his "normal" ones and he can still OneHitKO them with moves from his "Serious Series" (and in the latter's case, he never really intended to kill him anyway).



* AwardBaitSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP0SS8GnVHk "Kanashimi Tachi Wo Dakishimete"]]. A perfect way to end the first season of the anime [[spoiler: after the epic fight against Boros]]. Also, considering Creator/{{Madhouse}} tendencies to not continue an anime series (although the second season is later confirmed)... ''thank you, goodbye'' indeed.

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* AwardBaitSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP0SS8GnVHk "Kanashimi Tachi Wo Dakishimete"]]. A perfect way to end the first season of the anime [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the epic fight against Boros]]. Also, considering Creator/{{Madhouse}} tendencies to not continue an anime series (although the second season is later confirmed)... ''thank you, goodbye'' indeed.



-->[[spoiler:'''Boros:''' It was as if...throughout the entire battle...not once...did you bare your fangs...heh. Prophecies really can't be trusted. You are too strong.]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Boros:''' It was as if... throughout the entire battle...battle... not once...once... did you bare your fangs...fangs... heh. Prophecies really can't be trusted. You are too strong.]]



* {{Bookends}}: Season 1 of the Anime adaptation begins and ends with an extremely threatening Mysterious Being showing up all of a sudden, outlining why all humans have to die, with Saitama one-punching them after their bragging and being ''very'' frustrated that was all it took. [[spoiler:Especially in the last case, since he had just fought someone who could actually take more]]. Also, in that same episode wherein he dreamed he fought some worthy foes, dramatic music swelled and Saitama's heart beat, as if he's feeling some challenge once again...[[spoiler: only this time it's Boros whose blood is pumping again, with the prospect of facing a truly worthy foe whom he could go all out with.]]

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* {{Bookends}}: Season 1 of the Anime adaptation begins and ends with an extremely threatening Mysterious Being showing up all of a sudden, outlining why all humans have to die, with Saitama one-punching them after their bragging and being ''very'' frustrated that was all it took. [[spoiler:Especially in the last case, since he had just fought someone who could actually take more]]. Also, in that same episode wherein he dreamed he fought some worthy foes, dramatic music swelled and Saitama's heart beat, as if he's feeling some challenge once again...[[spoiler: only [[spoiler:only this time it's Boros whose blood is pumping again, with the prospect of facing a truly worthy foe whom he could go all out with.]]



** Silver Fang teaches the "Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist" to the students at his dojo. His brother is master of the "Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist". The techniques can be combined into the "Cross Fang Dragon Slayer Fist". [[spoiler: After learning these and a dozen other "fists", Garou creates the "Monster Calamity God Slayer Fist".]]

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** Silver Fang teaches the "Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist" to the students at his dojo. His brother is master of the "Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist". The techniques can be combined into the "Cross Fang Dragon Slayer Fist". [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After learning these and a dozen other "fists", Garou creates the "Monster Calamity God Slayer Fist".]]



** Also, the House of Evolution. After the arc with them as the BigBad, they completely disappear from the story. Until many chapters later, [[spoiler: where it is revealed that Zombieman, the 8th ranked S-class hero, was one of their creations.]]

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** Also, the House of Evolution. After the arc with them as the BigBad, they completely disappear from the story. Until many chapters later, [[spoiler: where [[spoiler:where it is revealed that Zombieman, the 8th ranked S-class hero, was one of their creations.]]



** A later flashback chapter shows this may have always been the case [[spoiler: as far back as age 12, where he kept chasing a man-sized mysterious being that stole his money from two bullies that were shaking him down until it knocked him out. ]]

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** A later flashback chapter shows this may have always been the case [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as far back as age 12, where he kept chasing a man-sized mysterious being that stole his money from two bullies that were shaking him down until it knocked him out. ]]



* DudeWheresMyRespect: [[spoiler:Invoked. In the aftermath of the Sea King's fight, we see Saitana getting an entire pile of hate mail from the people he saved...then we flash back to him [[ZeroApprovalGambit deliberately acting]] like a glory-stealing, selfish JerkAss who did a KillSteal on the Sea King to [[DefiedTrope prevent]] a genuine UngratefulBastard from ruining the name of the heroes who tried to stand up to the Seafolk invasion-his hate mail is due to the citizens being pissed off at his apparent scheme, with the people who know it was an act genuinely praising him.]]

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: [[spoiler:Invoked. In the aftermath of the Sea King's fight, we see Saitana getting an entire pile of hate mail from the people he saved... then we flash back to him [[ZeroApprovalGambit deliberately acting]] like a glory-stealing, selfish JerkAss who did a KillSteal on the Sea King to [[DefiedTrope prevent]] a genuine UngratefulBastard from ruining the name of the heroes who tried to stand up to the Seafolk invasion-his hate mail is due to the citizens being pissed off at his apparent scheme, with the people who know it was an act genuinely praising him.]]



* EmpoweredBadassNormal: There are strong hints that while Saitama thinks he got his power (and lost his hair) due to simple training, some unknown factor might have empowered him. He suffered strange pains when his training routine started to give him powers, implying some sort of transformation, and the end result were powers he imagined that superheroes have. It turns out he just had a stomach ache and toothache from eating a huge amount of candy an old lady he helped gave him as a reward for helping her out earlier in the week. Later on it's revealed that Saitama did in fact gain his powers from [[spoiler: his training]]. It turns out he [[spoiler:broke his limiter by training past the point where he should have died, destroying his own bodies limitations and giving him limitless potential to tap into.]]

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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: There are strong hints that while Saitama thinks he got his power (and lost his hair) due to simple training, some unknown factor might have empowered him. He suffered strange pains when his training routine started to give him powers, implying some sort of transformation, and the end result were powers he imagined that superheroes have. It turns out he just had a stomach ache and toothache from eating a huge amount of candy an old lady he helped gave him as a reward for helping her out earlier in the week. Later on it's revealed that Saitama did in fact gain his powers from [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his training]]. It turns out he [[spoiler:broke his limiter by training past the point where he should have died, destroying his own bodies limitations and giving him limitless potential to tap into.]]



* EveryoneHasStandards: Some of the S-class heroes were shocked to see Sweet Mask [[spoiler: execute the alien survivors, who were tied up, on the spot because they were evil and did not deserve to live]].

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Some of the S-class heroes were shocked to see Sweet Mask [[spoiler: execute [[spoiler:execute the alien survivors, who were tied up, on the spot because they were evil and did not deserve to live]].



** Quite a few superhero names hit the nail on the head. Saitama's in particular is the unflattering [[spoiler: "Caped Baldy"]].

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** Quite a few superhero names hit the nail on the head. Saitama's in particular is the unflattering [[spoiler: "Caped [[spoiler:"Caped Baldy"]].



* FearlessFool: C-class Rank 1 hero Licenseless Rider has tried to face down a horde of power-armored terrorists and a nigh-invincible monster that defeated multiple S-class heroes, despite having no apparent superpowers of his own (one of his [[CallingYourAttacks named attacks]] is throwing his bike at them). He barely survives both encounters, but he's also one of the few people who realizes [[spoiler: Saitama actually defeated the Sea King on his own.]]

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* FearlessFool: C-class Rank 1 hero Licenseless Rider has tried to face down a horde of power-armored terrorists and a nigh-invincible monster that defeated multiple S-class heroes, despite having no apparent superpowers of his own (one of his [[CallingYourAttacks named attacks]] is throwing his bike at them). He barely survives both encounters, but he's also one of the few people who realizes [[spoiler: Saitama [[spoiler:Saitama actually defeated the Sea King on his own.]]



** Garou, [[spoiler: who goes from a nobody to becoming one of the strongest beings in the series capable of fighting against several S-class heroes and defeating them.]]

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** Garou, [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who goes from a nobody to becoming one of the strongest beings in the series capable of fighting against several S-class heroes and defeating them.]]



** One random panel in Chapter 19 has a crow with human arms and legs stealing a fishbone from a cat. [[spoiler: It's actually shown that a couple of crows mutated after eating the remains of the Beast King]].

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** One random panel in Chapter 19 has a crow with human arms and legs stealing a fishbone from a cat. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's actually shown that a couple of crows mutated after eating the remains of the Beast King]].



** The hellish training aspect is played for laughs. [[spoiler: 100 push-ups, squats, and sit-ups are barely afterthoughts to professional athletes (and they typically don't punch out skyscraper-sized monsters). Running 10 kilometers every day is more difficult, but certainly not insurmountable depending on the pace.]]

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** The hellish training aspect is played for laughs. [[spoiler: 100 [[spoiler:100 push-ups, squats, and sit-ups are barely afterthoughts to professional athletes (and they typically don't punch out skyscraper-sized monsters). Running 10 kilometers every day is more difficult, but certainly not insurmountable depending on the pace.]]



* {{Gorn}}: The titular One Punch can reduce even the toughest of beings to LudicrousGibs. The two times Saitama uses a multi-hit combo (called Consecutive Normal Punches), it liquefies every part of his opponent above the waist. [[spoiler: But [[HealingFactor Boros]] [[FromASingleCell got better]].]]

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* {{Gorn}}: The titular One Punch can reduce even the toughest of beings to LudicrousGibs. The two times Saitama uses a multi-hit combo (called Consecutive Normal Punches), it liquefies every part of his opponent above the waist. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But [[HealingFactor Boros]] [[FromASingleCell got better]].]]



* HeroKiller: Subverted with Garou, one of Bang's former but still BEST students. He targets all the strongest heroes to defeat them,[[spoiler: but never actually killed any of them.]]

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* HeroKiller: Subverted with Garou, one of Bang's former but still BEST students. He targets all the strongest heroes to defeat them,[[spoiler: but them,[[spoiler:but never actually killed any of them.]]



--->'''Saitama:''' Having overwhelming power is pretty boring....

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--->'''Saitama:''' Having overwhelming power is pretty boring....boring...



** Genos is sometimes this, blowing up large buildings with his ArmCannon early on at the drop of a hat. Tornado of Terror also manages this by way of her namesake PsychicPowers. She's even destroyed [[spoiler: Saitama's house]] just lifting the Monster Association out from under the ground.

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** Genos is sometimes this, blowing up large buildings with his ArmCannon early on at the drop of a hat. Tornado of Terror also manages this by way of her namesake PsychicPowers. She's even destroyed [[spoiler: Saitama's [[spoiler:Saitama's house]] just lifting the Monster Association out from under the ground.



** Garou basically beat all of the heroes he faced during his "Hero Hunt" besides Saitama, [[spoiler: including most of S-class, and several Demon/Dragon level monsters before becoming a perfect monster]]. It's ambiguous as to whether he was actually stronger than Boros in the end though.

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** Garou basically beat all of the heroes he faced during his "Hero Hunt" besides Saitama, [[spoiler: including [[spoiler:including most of S-class, and several Demon/Dragon level monsters before becoming a perfect monster]]. It's ambiguous as to whether he was actually stronger than Boros in the end though.



* TournamentArc: [[spoiler: Saitama joins a martial arts tournament [[PaperThinDisguise disguised as Charanko using a wig]].]]

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* TournamentArc: [[spoiler: Saitama [[spoiler:Saitama joins a martial arts tournament [[PaperThinDisguise disguised as Charanko using a wig]].]]



* UpToEleven: Saitama's strength training is absurdly simplistic and played for laughs, but it prepared him to defeat skyscraper-sized monsters with less effort than Superman does...somehow. The other characters who have heard his explanation comment on how flat-out impossible his strength is when compared to what he claims to have done.

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* UpToEleven: Saitama's strength training is absurdly simplistic and played for laughs, but it prepared him to defeat skyscraper-sized monsters with less effort than Superman does... somehow. The other characters who have heard his explanation comment on how flat-out impossible his strength is when compared to what he claims to have done.



** It should be noted that one major element of the series is that many monsters [[WasOnceAMan start off human and then become monsters usually due to some sort of obsession]]. The idea seems to be that these kinds of monsters are AlwaysChaoticEvil but if the monstrous form can be shed, such as with [[spoiler: Psykos]] or [[spoiler: Garou]], then they were just "playing monster" and can be redeemed.

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** It should be noted that one major element of the series is that many monsters [[WasOnceAMan start off human and then become monsters usually due to some sort of obsession]]. The idea seems to be that these kinds of monsters are AlwaysChaoticEvil but if the monstrous form can be shed, such as with [[spoiler: Psykos]] [[spoiler:Psykos]] or [[spoiler: Garou]], [[spoiler:Garou]], then they were just "playing monster" and can be redeemed.



* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Most of the S-class heroes are only really good at cutting/bludgeoning/punching stuff, so even when some of them encounter a BlobMonster, [[NoSell they're stuck futilely doing their thing]] because the literally only other option would be to stop fighting it. [[spoiler: At least until Metal Bat discovers its weak point, allowing them to eventually harm it in a meaningful way]]. Saitama also falls into this category, of course, though the fact his metaphorical hammer would make the [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Goldion Crusher]] look like a rubber mallet tends to make up for it.

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* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Most of the S-class heroes are only really good at cutting/bludgeoning/punching stuff, so even when some of them encounter a BlobMonster, [[NoSell they're stuck futilely doing their thing]] because the literally only other option would be to stop fighting it. [[spoiler: At [[spoiler:At least until Metal Bat discovers its weak point, allowing them to eventually harm it in a meaningful way]]. Saitama also falls into this category, of course, though the fact his metaphorical hammer would make the [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Goldion Crusher]] look like a rubber mallet tends to make up for it.
22nd May '17 1:44:29 PM rafi
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* AssKicksYou: This is how Saitama beat Suiryu in the tournament. He accidentally knocks him clear out of the ring with a HIP CHECK of all things while he was [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning trying to imitate one of Suiryu's moves!]]. And is so strong that Suiryu plummet into the audience!.
22nd May '17 9:55:25 AM narm00
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** In the Manga, after [[spoiler:the alien invaders trash the Hero Association headquarters]], an employee proposes a new building plan he estimates will take 10 years. However, Metal Knight cleans up the excess debris and begins building, finishing the building in 10 ''days''. In the Anime, Genos narrates that there was a new building was made, but how it was made isn't explained.

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** In the Manga, after [[spoiler:the alien invaders trash the Hero Association headquarters]], an employee proposes a new building plan he estimates will take 10 years. However, Metal Knight cleans up the excess debris and begins building, finishing the building in 10 ''days''. In the Anime, Genos narrates that there was a new building was made, but how it was made isn't explained.
22nd May '17 8:21:25 AM TristanJeremiah
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* YouFailEconomicsForever: PlayedForLaughs with the Paradise Group's scheme in One-Punch Man. They want to make a world wherein people only have to work if they want to, and those who don't work are fully financially supported. They don't seem to know that this is not at all how economics work, but then again they really aren't all that smart.

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* YouFailEconomicsForever: PlayedForLaughs with the Paradise Group's scheme in One-Punch Man.scheme. They want to make a world wherein people only have to work if they want to, and those who don't work are fully financially supported. They don't seem to know that this is not at all how economics work, but then again they really aren't all that smart.
22nd May '17 8:20:49 AM TristanJeremiah
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* YouFailEconomicsForever: PlayedForLaughs with the Paradise Group's scheme in One-Punch Man. They want to make a world wherein people only have to work if they want to, and those who don't work are fully financially supported. They don't seem to know that this is not at all how economics work, but then again they really aren't all that smart.
16th May '17 2:51:25 AM narm00
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* AndThenWhat: Saitama has done it. He's become the strongest hero of all time, able to fell any enemy with a single strike. Such ease in his super heroics, however, has given rise to boredom, ennui, and a lack of enthusiasm when playing hero.
* AnimeThemeSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QImBolnTVH8 THE HERO!!]] by Music/JAMProject.



* AndThenWhat: Saitama has done it. He's become the strongest hero of all time, able to fell any enemy with a single strike. Such ease in his super heroics, however, has given rise to boredom, ennui, and a lack of enthusiasm when playing hero.
* AnimeThemeSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QImBolnTVH8 THE HERO!!]] by Music/JAMProject.



%%* BrattyHalfPint: Saitama had to deal one in a special chapter.

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%%* BrattyHalfPint: Saitama had to deal with one in a special chapter.



* HeroesRUs: What the so called "Heroes' Association" is shaping up to be by most accounts. After the Monsters' Association Arc had ended, said corporate business went into a desperate recruitment drive for new blood to refill the ranks. A great many skilled and well known potential recruits flatly [[DefectorFromDecadence turned them down]] due to how far the organization's standards had plummeted.
** Considering the nature of said heroes in their roster and how they tend to handle the day to day business, or how well they [[HeadButtingHeroes work together]], it's understandable why most would be put off by such a prospect. Most of the [[BewareTheSuperman superhuman staff]] are largely looking out more for themselves and their own [[OrangeAndBlueMorality warped take on justice]], often enforcing draconian face-saving tactics and/or constantly clashing with one another to get ahead in the hero ranking system.
** The handlers of the order they serve can be equally conscientiously disreputable, if not more so, [[IncompetenceInc considering some take on monsters as pets & experimental projects, then throw a cover up over it and dispatch their heroes to protect their public image.]] [[SlimeBall Or when some of the truly disreputable members go so far as to dredge and humiliate government-sanctioned law enforcement to okay the HA's public acts without impunity or complaint from the rabble.]]
** Given how the association lends its ear more to the [[BlueBlood 1% of society]] instead of helping all in need, [[MoralMyopia like it's supposed to]], coupled with how the [[PointyHairedBoss association itself]] flushes away all the charity contributions sent in by [[GlobalIgnorance thankful masses]], the Association has gathered insurmountable manpower in the defense of mankind, even having rebuilt a fortress over the ruined A city. Yet they do little to nothing that effects change. It's no wonder so many [[RefusalOfTheCall turned them down when asked to join]], no matter how high their stations in the group would have been.



* HeroesRUs: What the so called "Heroes' Association" is shaping up to be by most accounts. After the Monsters' Association Arc had ended, said corporate business went into a desperate recruitment drive for new blood to refill the ranks. A great many skilled and well known potential recruits flatly [[DefectorFromDecadence turned them down]] due to how far the organization's standards had plummeted.
** Considering the nature of said heroes in their roster and how they tend to handle the day to day business, or how well they [[HeadButtingHeroes work together]], it's understandable why most would be put off by such a prospect. Most of the [[BewareTheSuperman superhuman staff]] are largely looking out more for themselves and their own [[OrangeAndBlueMorality warped take on justice]], often enforcing draconian face-saving tactics and/or constantly clashing with one another to get ahead in the hero ranking system.
** The handlers of the order they serve can be equally conscientiously disreputable, if not more so, [[IncompetenceInc considering some take on monsters as pets & experimental projects, then throw a cover up over it and dispatch their heroes to protect their public image.]] [[SlimeBall Or when some of the truly disreputable members go so far as to dredge and humiliate government-sanctioned law enforcement to okay the HA's public acts without impunity or complaint from the rabble.]]
** Given how the association lends its ear more to the [[BlueBlood 1% of society]] instead of helping all in need, [[MoralMyopia like it's supposed to]], coupled with how the [[PointyHairedBoss association itself]] flushes away all the charity contributions sent in by [[GlobalIgnorance thankful masses]], the Association has gathered insurmountable manpower in the defense of mankind, even having rebuilt a fortress over the ruined A city. Yet they do little to nothing that effects change. It's no wonder so many [[RefusalOfTheCall turned them down when asked to join]], no matter how high their stations in the group would have been.



* IndecisiveDeconstruction: The series begins as a pure parody of superhero material and power scaling in shonen comics, before eventually ending up ''as'' a shonen comic. As ONE rewrote parts of it for the manga, the series transformed from a pure gag manga into a shonen manga with a heavy comedic edge. As of the TournamentArc, the series has begun to mirror Mob Psycho 100 in themes and tone and has slowly grown darker and darker before becoming a {{Reconstruction}} of superhero media and showing why the world needs heroes.



* IndecisiveDeconstruction: The series begins as a pure parody of superhero material and power scaling in shonen comics, before eventually ending up ''as'' a shonen comic. As ONE rewrote parts of it for the manga, the series transformed from a pure gag manga into a shonen manga with a heavy comedic edge. As of the TournamentArc, the series has begun to mirror Mob Psycho 100 in themes and tone and has slowly grown darker and darker before becoming a {{Reconstruction}} of superhero media and showing why the world needs heroes.



* NobleDemon: Garou to a tee, oddly enough being that he doesn't take to nor condone underhanded tactics, engage in mass slaughter other Mysterious Beings are known for and act more or less as a fair and honorable combatant. Also he didn't take too kindly to a [[CorruptPolitician sleazy Hero's Association coordinator]] using his [[BlatantLies questionable ties]] to certain celebrity personnel in order to [[CasanovaWannabe hit on some groupies]] as said corporate lowlife [[KickTheSonOfABitch can attest]].



* NominalHero: InUniverse, the term "hero" is not used in the traditional sense anymore and designates someone from the Hero Association. Consequently, every hero known so far is technically a NominalHero by virtue of being [[PunchClockHero Punch Clock Heroes]]. In fact a good chunk of the low-level heroes from the association are nothing more than glory-hogs seeking to look good. Others like Genos or Amai Mask seek revenge against the monsters; Superalloy Darkshine wants to feel good about himself; King was forcibly drafted into the association; Terrible Tornado simply enjoys slaughtering monsters.
** Saitama is the best example since he is a hero for a hobby. Although he is a decent man, he explicitly only wants to fight monsters, having no interest in saving civilians or actively stop the threat of the monsters. He in fact slacks off his duty as a hero, only doing the minimum required to stay active.



* NobleDemon: Garou to a tee, oddly enough being that he doesn't take to nor condone underhanded tactics, engage in mass slaughter other Mysterious Beings are known for and act more or less as a fair and honorable combatant. Also he didn't take too kindly to a [[CorruptPolitician sleazy Hero's Association coordinator]] using his [[BlatantLies questionable ties]] to certain celebrity personnel in order to [[CasanovaWannabe hit on some groupies]] as said corporate lowlife [[KickTheSonOfABitch can attest]].
* NominalHero: InUniverse, the term "hero" is not used in the traditional sense anymore and designates someone from the Hero Association. Consequently, every hero known so far is technically a NominalHero by virtue of being [[PunchClockHero Punch Clock Heroes]]. In fact a good chunk of the low-level heroes from the association are nothing more than glory-hogs seeking to look good. Others like Genos or Amai Mask seek revenge against the monsters; Superalloy Darkshine wants to feel good about himself; King was forcibly drafted into the association; Terrible Tornado simply enjoys slaughtering monsters.
** Saitama is the best example since he is a hero for a hobby. Although he is a decent man, he explicitly only wants to fight monsters, having no interest in saving civilians or actively stop the threat of the monsters. He in fact slacks off his duty as a hero, only doing the minimum required to stay active.



* PettingZooPeople: The members of House Of Evolution are all these, including a mosquito, a lion, a slug, a frog, a mole, and a cyborg gorilla.

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* PettingZooPeople: The members of the House Of Evolution are all these, including a mosquito, a lion, a slug, a frog, a mole, and a cyborg gorilla.



* RealPlaceBackground: Apparently, [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/5093c849de32cc033f3323985d4243a7/tumblr_nxva8i5FO41uxzxp9o1_500.jpg Saitama's ]] [[https://41.media.tumblr.com/9617b3acc357fadc31a3ab62c78b012f/tumblr_nxva8i5FO41uxzxp9o2_400.jpg apartment]] does exist somewhere within Saitama Prefecture. City Z is in fact based on locations within the Saitama Prefecture. [[UpToEleven Even the whole continent is the shape of Saitama Prefecture!]]



* RealPlaceBackground: Apparently, [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/5093c849de32cc033f3323985d4243a7/tumblr_nxva8i5FO41uxzxp9o1_500.jpg Saitama's ]] [[https://41.media.tumblr.com/9617b3acc357fadc31a3ab62c78b012f/tumblr_nxva8i5FO41uxzxp9o2_400.jpg apartment]] does exist somewhere within Saitama Prefecture. City Z is in fact based on locations within the Saitama Prefecture. [[UpToEleven Even the whole continent is the shape of Saitama Prefecture!]]



** During the Martial Arts Tournament arc, while Saitama is inspecting the contestant roster you may notice a contestant by the name of [[Series/CriminalMinds Rossie who fights under the "psycho-analysis style"]].

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** During the Martial Arts Tournament arc, while Saitama is inspecting the contestant roster you may notice a contestant by the name of [[Series/CriminalMinds Rossie Rossie, who fights under the "psycho-analysis style"]].



* SuperRegistrationAct: The National Superhero Registry. Only registered members receive fame and fortune for what they do; those that don't sign up are pretty much just costumed lunatics in the public eye.



* SuperRegistrationAct: The National Superhero Registry. Only registered members receive fame and fortune for what they do; those that don't sign up are pretty much just costumed lunatics in the public eye.



* TheWorfEffect

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* TheWorfEffectTheWorfEffect:
15th May '17 12:36:43 PM Antwan
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* SoundtrackDissonance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emjvh6pHn5g The ending song. It's a cheery romantic song in contrast to the heavy metal opening and rock soundtrack.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emjvh6pHn5g The ending song. It's a cheery romantic song in contrast to the heavy metal opening and rock soundtrack.
15th May '17 12:35:52 PM Antwan
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYRqAvLb0mo See for yourself.]]



* SoundtrackDissonance: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emjvh6pHn5g The ending song. It's a cheery romantic song in contrast to the heavy metal opening and rock soundtrack.]]

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* SoundtrackDissonance: [[https://www.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emjvh6pHn5g The ending song. It's a cheery romantic song in contrast to the heavy metal opening and rock soundtrack.]]
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** Being the strongest man in the world isn't all its cracked up to be. Being able to win any fight with no effort or challenge has left Saitama board and depressed. He's so impossibly powerful that nobody believes it at first either.
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* AdaptationExpansion: Murata's version compared to One's original webcomic. The anime adds even further scenes that were in neither comic.
** To give an example: in both the webcomic and the Murata redraw, when Boros' ship arrives and devastates A-City, not a single mention was given to what happened to all the people who used to live there, and in the chapters that follow, it's all-too-easy to assume that its whole population was simply wiped out. The anime however devotes several scenes to show that, yes, there ''were'' survivors, and the Hero association spared no expense to make sure they were rescued and secured -- it's just that most of the action was centered on the S-class heroes on the ground and Saitama's battle with Boros in the mothership itself.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Murata's version compared to One's ONE's original webcomic. The anime adds even further scenes that were in neither comic.
** To give an example: in both the webcomic and the Murata redraw, when Boros' ship arrives and devastates A-City, not a single mention was given to what happened to all the people who used to live there, and in the chapters that follow, it's all-too-easy to assume that its whole population was simply wiped out. The anime however devotes several scenes to show that, yes, there ''were'' survivors, and the Hero association Association spared no expense to make sure they were rescued and secured -- it's just that most of the action was centered on the S-class heroes on the ground and Saitama's battle with Boros in the mothership itself.itself.
** Of particular note is Murata's TournamentArc, which doesn't appear in ONE's original, although it's still written by him. Chronologically, it takes place between chapters 52 and 53 of the webcomic.



** In the Manga, after [[spoiler:The alien invaders trash the Hero Association headquarters]], an employee proposes a new building plan he estimates will take 10 years. However, Metal Knight cleans up the excess debris and begins building, finishing the building in 10 ''days''. In the Anime, Genos narrates that there was a new building was made, but how it was made isn't explained.

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** In the Manga, after [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:the alien invaders trash the Hero Association headquarters]], an employee proposes a new building plan he estimates will take 10 years. However, Metal Knight cleans up the excess debris and begins building, finishing the building in 10 ''days''. In the Anime, Genos narrates that there was a new building was made, but how it was made isn't explained.



* AdaptationDistillation: At the same time, the anime removes some references pertaining to arcs after Boros' arc, save for some cameos for the characters. For example, they removed Genos' reference of [[spoiler: the blizzard group's newbie crushing in episode 7]]. Also they didn't adapt the extra chapters, which caused a little problem as to how Pri-Pri-Prisoner and Sonic escaped from prison.

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* AdaptationDistillation: At the same time, the anime removes some references pertaining to arcs after Boros' arc, save for some cameos for the characters. For example, they removed Genos' reference of [[spoiler: the blizzard group's Blizzard Group's newbie crushing in episode 7]]. Also they didn't adapt the extra chapters, which caused a little problem as to how Pri-Pri-Prisoner and Sonic escaped from prison.7]].



* AesopAmnesia

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** When the hero association first launched, they placed a lot of importance on rankings with high ranked heroes ending up as worthless glory hogs whenever real problems showed up, which were generally resolved quietly by very low ranked heroes. Noticing the issue, the hero association took all those heroes who didn't care about where they ranked and formed them into the current S ranks. A few years later, it's clear that they've made no other meaningful changes to the policy given that the strongest person in the association, Saitama, barely made it in at all and only received a fraction of the credit he deserved for his actions. Meanwhile, a bunch of low-level jerks go out of their way to go around 'rookie crushing' and doing other stupid things that only undermine the purpose of the organization.

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** When the hero association Hero Association first launched, they placed a lot of importance on rankings with high ranked heroes ending up as worthless glory hogs whenever real problems showed up, which were generally resolved quietly by very low ranked heroes. Noticing the issue, the hero association Hero Association took all those heroes who didn't care about where they ranked and formed them into the current S ranks. A few years later, it's clear that they've made no other meaningful changes to the policy given that the strongest person in the association, Saitama, barely made it in at all and only received a fraction of the credit he deserved for his actions. Meanwhile, a bunch of low-level jerks go out of their way to go around 'rookie crushing' and doing other stupid things that only undermine the purpose of the organization.



* BadassNormal: In the second issue, we get a flashback to the time before Saitama gained his incredible strength, when he fought a crab monster with nothing but normal human speed, strength, agility, and a necktie. [[EyeScream He won.]] Also, a fair amount of high-ranking heroes are simply average-looking people who happen to have CharlesAtlasSuperpower.

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* BadassNormal: In the second issue, we get a flashback to the time before Saitama gained his incredible strength, when he fought a crab monster with nothing but normal human speed, strength, agility, and a necktie. [[EyeScream He won.]] Also, a fair amount of high-ranking heroes are simply average-looking people who happen to have CharlesAtlasSuperpower.{{Charles Atlas Superpower}}s.



* EmergencyTraineeBattleDeployment: This technically happens to Saitama as within the Heroes Association, Saitama is a low ranked fresh graduate who takes on S-level missions exclusively. Of course, Saitama is also extremely underrated within the organization and has a wealth of unrecognized prior victories.

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* EmergencyTraineeBattleDeployment: This technically happens to Saitama as within the Heroes Heroes' Association, Saitama is a low ranked fresh graduate who takes on S-level missions exclusively. Of course, Saitama is also extremely underrated within the organization and has a wealth of unrecognized prior victories.



* FailOSuckyName: Many members of the Heroes Association. It's what happens when these things get decided by committee.

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* FailOSuckyName: Many members of the Heroes Heroes' Association. It's what happens when these things get decided by committee.



* HeroesRUs: What the so called "Heroes Association" is shaping up to be by most accounts. After the Monsters Association Arc had ended, said corporate business went into a desperate recruitment drive for new blood to refill the ranks. A great many skilled and well known potential recruits flatly [[DefectorFromDecadence turned them down]] due to how far the organization's standards had plummeted.

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* HeroesRUs: What the so called "Heroes "Heroes' Association" is shaping up to be by most accounts. After the Monsters Monsters' Association Arc had ended, said corporate business went into a desperate recruitment drive for new blood to refill the ranks. A great many skilled and well known potential recruits flatly [[DefectorFromDecadence turned them down]] due to how far the organization's standards had plummeted.



** Genos; it's currently unknown how much, if any, of his body is still organic. However, he's noted as being extremely attractive looking human anyway, and has an entire legion of FanGirls.
** A rogue cyborg that destroyed his hometown is who Genos is looking for at the start of the series. Minor characters Armored Gorilla, Jet Nice Guy and [[JokeCharacter Armored Clerk]] are also cyborgs despite looking like fairly normal animals and humans in armor rather than techno organic monstrosities.

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** Genos; it's currently unknown how much, if any, of his body is still organic. However, he's noted as being extremely attractive looking human anyway, and has an entire legion of FanGirls.
{{fangirl}}s.
** A Genos is looking for a rogue cyborg that destroyed his hometown is who Genos is looking for at the start of the series. Minor characters Armored Gorilla, Jet Nice Guy and [[JokeCharacter Armored Clerk]] are also cyborgs despite looking like fairly normal animals and humans in armor rather than techno organic techno-organic monstrosities.



* MuggingTheMonster: Anyone that attacks Saitama out of the blue, not realizing that he's so far above them. On two separate occasions, "Snake Fist" Snek, Tanktops Black Hole, and Tiger try to bully or defame Saitama into quitting professional superhero work, only to quickly realize his insane power, which they all wrote off as a trick or joke, ''is completely real''. Bang lampshades this as he observes Tiger and Black Hole's attempt. They could have gotten away with the attempt to shame Saitama (not that Saitama gives a damn), but Bang pretty much immediately declared that they were ''screwed'' the moment they attempted a newbie crushing.
* CallingYourAttacks: Most of the heroes and villains have at least one.

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* MuggingTheMonster: Anyone that attacks Saitama out of the blue, not realizing that he's so far above them. On two separate occasions, "Snake Fist" Snek, Sneck, Tanktops Black Hole, and Tiger try to bully or defame Saitama into quitting professional superhero work, only to quickly realize his insane power, which they all wrote off as a trick or joke, ''is completely real''. Bang lampshades this as he observes Tiger and Black Hole's attempt. They could have gotten away with the attempt to shame Saitama (not that Saitama gives a damn), but Bang pretty much immediately declared that they were ''screwed'' the moment they attempted a newbie crushing.
* CallingYourAttacks: Most of the heroes and villains have at least one.
crushing.



** Saitama and Sonic having a duel? It's somehow gonna end with Sonic on the receiving end of a GroinAttack.

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** Saitama and Sonic having a duel? It's somehow gonna end with Sonic on the receiving end of a GroinAttack.getting humiliated.



* TooDumbToLive: Snek hears that the new C-class hero he had been berating was only C-class due to an appalling written test score and that he had gotten a perfect score in the physical exam by a ludicrous margin. Snek decides to "Rookie Crush" this newbie to keep him from getting cocky. Saitama promptly destroys him. He's not the only one dumb enough to try such half-baked stupidity where the jerks in question realized too late [[DoNotTauntCthulhu that was a really, really, really dumb idea]].

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* TooDumbToLive: Snek Sneck hears that the new C-class hero he had been berating was only C-class due to an appalling written test score and that he had gotten a perfect score in the physical exam by a ludicrous margin. Snek Sneck decides to "Rookie Crush" this newbie to keep him from getting cocky. Saitama promptly destroys him. He's not the only one dumb enough to try such half-baked stupidity where the jerks in question realized too late [[DoNotTauntCthulhu that was a really, really, really dumb idea]].



** Happens literally in the fight against the Sea King. Ten fighters- Stinger, Lightning Max, Puri-Puri Prisoner, Speed of Sound Sonic, Jet Nice Guy, All Back-man, Buzz-Buzz Man, "Snake Fist" Sneck, Genos, and Mumen Rider- are all beaten until the 11th fighter, Saitama, comes by and one-shots the beast.

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** Happens literally in the fight against the Sea King. Ten fighters- fighters - Stinger, Lightning Max, Puri-Puri Prisoner, Speed of Sound Sonic, Jet Nice Guy, All Back-man, Buzz-Buzz Man, "Snake Fist" Sneck, Genos, and Mumen Rider- Rider - are all beaten until the 11th fighter, Saitama, comes by and one-shots the beast.



** It should also be noted that Saitama doesn't kill anything that hasn't seemed to kill anyone or if they are like him in a way that he deems them redeemable. For example, he let the kelp monster escape perhaps because he didn't actually kill the two A-class heroes that he fought and was simply looking for a good fight. He also didn't kill Hammerhead despite him having his men punch down a skyscraper [[note]]tellingly that was incident was played for laughs when they figured out that they had targeted the wrong building[[/note]], but he may not have known about that. We do know that Saitama spared him because he saw Hammerhead as the type of person he could have been if he took the wrong path. He was also going to let the Beast King and his buddies live if they apologized, but the Beast King murdered two of his allies and the Demon Mole retreated without saying sorry so he took both of them down. He ended up sparing their ally, the cyborg gorilla, because he apologized and answered his questions.
** Additionally, we also do not know exactly what happened with Ground Dragon (the monster that was running away) once Saitama caught him. It is also implied (in one of the specials) that Saitama is not particularly good at incapacitating things without killing them (in that same special, he gave a monster the opportunity to "spit out" his teammates before attacking him), and this would be especially difficult with monsters because he does not know how much force he needs to use in order to damage them. The humans that he fights are mostly people who are attacking him specifically because they are jerks or bullies, or want a fight (e.g. members of the Heroes Association, Sonic) whereas the monsters he kills are deliberately trying to indiscriminately murder civilians.

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** It should also be noted that Saitama doesn't kill anything that hasn't seemed to kill anyone or if they are like him in a way that he deems them redeemable. For example, he let the kelp monster escape perhaps because he didn't actually kill the two A-class heroes that he fought and was simply looking for a good fight. He also didn't kill Hammerhead despite him having his men punch down a skyscraper [[note]]tellingly [[note]]tellingly, that was incident was played for laughs when they figured out that they had targeted the wrong building[[/note]], but he may not have known about that. We do know that Saitama spared him because he saw Hammerhead as the type of person he could have been if he took the wrong path. He was also going to let the Beast King and his buddies live if they apologized, but the Beast King murdered two of his allies and the Demon Mole retreated without saying sorry so he took both of them down. He ended up sparing their ally, the cyborg gorilla, because he apologized and answered his questions.
** Additionally, we also do not know exactly what happened with Ground Dragon (the monster that was running away) once Saitama caught him. It is also implied (in one of the specials) that Saitama is not particularly good at incapacitating things without killing them (in that same special, he gave a monster the opportunity to "spit out" his teammates before attacking him), and this would be especially difficult with monsters because he does not know how much force he needs to use in order to damage them. The humans that he fights are mostly people who are attacking him specifically because they are jerks or bullies, or want a fight (e.g. members of the Heroes Heroes' Association, Sonic) whereas the monsters he kills are deliberately trying to indiscriminately murder civilians.
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