History Webcomic / OnePunchMan

17th Aug '16 5:54:22 PM Shadeblade11
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** Genos's backstory is similar to several ''{{Franchise/Kamen Rider}}s'', especially those of the Showa Era. There's also the ''Licenseless Rider'', who rides a bicycle to battle. His hero name in Japanese - Mumen Rider - is another pun on Kamen Riders.

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** Genos's Genos' backstory is similar to several ''{{Franchise/Kamen Rider}}s'', especially those of the Showa Era. There's also the ''Licenseless Rider'', who rides a bicycle to battle. His hero name in Japanese - Mumen Rider - is another pun on Kamen Riders.
15th Aug '16 9:39:50 PM Shadeblade11
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* 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]] 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" "Serious Series" (and in the latter's case, he never really intended to kill him anyway).
12th Aug '16 1:02:54 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Virtually every hero and villain gets Worfed. A is beat by B, who is beat by C, etc etc in a continually escalating battle of badassitude. And whoever is the mightiest gets to be one-punched.
** Genos in particular has a pretty high losing streak for an S-Class hero. [[ThrowTheDogABone Occasionally]], he gets to fight an opponent he can beat (such as Armored Gorilla or G4), but the moment he wins is usually off-screen.

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** Virtually every hero and villain gets Worfed. A is beat by B, who is beat by C, etc etc in a continually escalating battle of badassitude. And badassitude, and whoever is the mightiest gets to be one-punched.
** Genos in particular has Genos, despite being considered very powerful by a pretty high losing streak for an S-Class hero. [[ThrowTheDogABone Occasionally]], he gets lot of characters, tends to fight an be defeated quite easily by named villains. While normally this would serve the purpose of demonstrating how strong said villain is, and thus a potential worthy opponent he can beat (such as Armored Gorilla or G4), but the moment he wins is usually off-screen.for TheHero, Saitama knows better.
12th Aug '16 1:00:31 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* NobodyDies: Despite all of the powerful monsters that appear, so far none of the heroes of any rank have been killed.



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



* NoSell: Thus far nothing has been able to harm Saitama, he's had bruises from Boros and Garou but that's it. He doesn't bother dodging most attacks because they won't do anything to him anyway.

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* NoSell: NoSell:
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Thus far nothing has been able to harm Saitama, he's had bruises from Boros and Garou but that's it. He doesn't bother dodging most attacks because they won't do anything to him anyway.



* OneHitKill: This is the premise of the story, and basically Saitama's super power. He's so ridiculously strong, he can kill anything in one punch, even when he's holding back.

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* OneHitKill: This is the premise of the story, story and basically Saitama's super power. He's so ridiculously strong, strong that he can kill anything in one punch, even when he's holding back.
9th Aug '16 7:05:10 PM PlatinumGlitchMint
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* ChallengeSeeker: Satama's driving motivation is to meet and spar with an opponent who will not drop dead from his trademarked OneHitKill punches. This inability to find a worthy opponent drives much of his boredom as a superhero.
22nd Jul '16 5:46:21 PM DoctorTItanX
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** Saitama, especially early on, is a parody of the GodModeSue, being extremely [[StoryBreakerpOWER broken]] in comparison to those he faces. However, it's shown that he's incredibly disillusioned by his immense power and values finding a WorthyOpponent over really being heroic. As the story moves on, he starts to lose his Sue status thanks to being forced to fight seriously on a couple occasions, although even that is described in-universe as him barely trying and depending on the reader he may gain more traditional Sue attributes due to becoming more like the IdealHero.

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** Saitama, especially early on, is a parody of the GodModeSue, being extremely [[StoryBreakerpOWER broken]] being [[StoryBreakerPower too powerful]] in comparison to those he faces. However, it's shown that he's incredibly disillusioned by his immense power and values finding a WorthyOpponent over really being heroic. As the story moves on, he starts to lose his Sue status thanks to being forced to fight seriously on a couple occasions, although even that is described in-universe as him barely trying and depending on the reader he may gain more traditional Sue attributes due to becoming more like the IdealHero.
20th Jul '16 1:31:34 PM AwesomeBlackGuy
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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 who fights under the "psycho-analysis style"]].
18th Jul '16 11:39:25 AM rafi
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* ArmorIsUseless: Avedrted. Boros was able to survive Saitama's first attack because his armour protected him, subsequently shattering to pieces afterwards. Boros declares, however, that the armour was actually a PowerLimiter.

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* ArmorIsUseless: Avedrted.Averted. Boros was able to survive Saitama's first attack because his armour protected him, subsequently shattering to pieces afterwards. Boros declares, however, that the armour was actually a PowerLimiter.
18th Jul '16 11:36:57 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ArmorIsUseless: Subverted. Boros was able to survive Saitama's first attack because his armour protected him, subsequently shattering to pieces afterwards. Boros declares, however, that the armour was actually a PowerLimiter.

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* ArmorIsUseless: Subverted.Avedrted. Boros was able to survive Saitama's first attack because his armour protected him, subsequently shattering to pieces afterwards. Boros declares, however, that the armour was actually a PowerLimiter.



** 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. We also have an example of a minor villain who turned into a superpowered "mysterious being" (albeit far weaker than Saitama) simply by shadow-boxing a lot.
*** Turns out he just had a stomach ache and tooth ache 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 its 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.]]



* BarehandedBladeBlock: Saitama can do this with ''one hand. Then SNAP THE BLADE.''
** Hell, he doesn't even need to use his hands because he can do the same with his [[NowThatsUsingYourTeeth ''TEETH!'']]

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* BarehandedBladeBlock: Saitama can do this with ''one hand. Then SNAP THE BLADE.''
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'' Hell, he doesn't even need to use his hands because he can do the same with his [[NowThatsUsingYourTeeth ''TEETH!'']]



* DudeWheresMyRespect / WhatTheHellTownspeople: [[spoiler:Subverted. 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.]]
* DungeonBypass: Genos attempts this with the House of Evolution by blowing up the entire b uilding with one of his lasers without even bothering to step inside; but it's ultimately subverted, since the actual stronghold was underground.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect / WhatTheHellTownspeople: [[spoiler:Subverted.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.]]
* DungeonBypass: Genos attempts this with the House of Evolution by blowing up the entire b uilding building with one of his lasers without even bothering to step inside; but it's ultimately subverted, since the actual stronghold was underground.



* 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 tooth ache 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 its 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.]]



* 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.]] Also, he might be a subversion, since his fight against the Sea King reveals he's fully aware of his limits, but chooses to fight nontheless, since he must at least try to do his part.

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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 actually defeated the Sea King on his own.]] Also, he might be a subversion, since his fight against the Sea King reveals he's fully aware of his limits, but chooses to fight nontheless, since he must at least try to do his part.



* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Completely subverted with Saitama's training schedule. It's a brutal training schedule that is of the "Kill You Or Make You Stronger" variety. And said schedule has made him stronger than any other character out there. When he registers to become a full-fledged hero, while he did poorly on the written test, in the physical portion, ''he set records in every category.''
* 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 organizations standards had plummeted.
** Considering the nature of said [[WhatTheHellHero heroes]] in they're 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 saver tactics and/or are constantly clashing with one another to get ahead in the hero ranking system.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Completely subverted Averted with Saitama's training schedule. It's a brutal training schedule that is of the "Kill You Or Make You Stronger" variety. And said Said schedule has made him stronger than any other character out there. When he registers to become a full-fledged hero, while he did poorly on the written test, in the physical portion, ''he set records in every category.''
* HeroesRUs: What the so called "Heroes Association" is shaping up to be by most accounts, after 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 organizations standards had plummeted.
** Considering the nature of said [[WhatTheHellHero heroes]] heroes in they're 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 saver tactics and/or are constantly clashing with one another to get ahead in the hero ranking system.



* HopelessBossFight: Saitama is pretty much the living embodiment of these.
** He also respects the willingness of others to engage in fights like these to protect others, or from a sense of duty. Notable examples include Licenseless Rider's stand against the Sea King, and Charanko challenging [[spoiler: Garou]] by himself.

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* HopelessBossFight: Saitama is pretty much a inversion; the living embodiment hero is the one that can't be defeated instead of these.
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the villain. He also respects the willingness of others to engage in fights like these to protect others, or from a sense of duty. Notable examples include Licenseless Rider's stand against the Sea King, and Charanko challenging [[spoiler: Garou]] by himself.



* IAmNotLeftHanded: What Saitama does against opponents who don't go down immediately to his basic attacks (i.e. Boros and Garou).

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: What Saitama does against opponents who don't go down immediately rarely puts any effort into fighting because of how powerful he is; the rare person that can stand up to his basic attacks him (i.e. Boros and Garou).Garou) face the "serious style".



** Subverted on the last part, because the later chapters reveal it ''is'' possible for everyone else. The important thing isn't what he did for the workout, but the fact that it was beyond his limits. By forcibly pushing himself past those limitations, his own limits as to how strong he could become disappeared.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Most of the registered super heroes wear these, from a snakeskin suit to ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''-esque armour, with a bonus chapter dedicated to heroes participating in a costume contest. Saitama, however, averts this by dressing in what look like pyjamas.
** Even further subverted by the S-class hero Watchdog. A guy in a dumb looking dog costume who [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass single-handedly takes care of Q-City, one of the biggest hotspots of monster activity]]. When he's introduced, we see him [[AtopAMountainOfCorpses sitting on top of a massive pile of monster corpses]].

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* ImpossiblyCoolClothes:
** Subverted on the last part, because the later chapters reveal it ''is'' possible for everyone else. The important thing isn't what he did for the workout, but the fact that it was beyond his limits. By forcibly pushing himself past those limitations, his own limits as to how strong he could become disappeared.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes:
Most of the registered super heroes wear these, from a snakeskin suit to ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''-esque armour, with a bonus chapter dedicated to heroes participating in a costume contest. Saitama, however, averts this by dressing in what look like pyjamas.contest.
** Even further subverted Saitam averts this by the dressing in what look like pyjamas.
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S-class hero Watchdog. A Watchdog is a guy in a dumb looking dog costume who [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass single-handedly takes care of Q-City, one of the biggest hotspots of monster activity]]. When he's introduced, we see him [[AtopAMountainOfCorpses sitting on top of a massive pile of monster corpses]].



* InstantFanclub: Genos accumulates an off-screen one thanks to a popularity poll which deems him one of the most handsome (and therefore highest ranking) heroes.
** Genos was given the nickname "Cyborg Prince" by his fans in-verse.

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* InstantFanclub: Genos accumulates an off-screen one thanks to a popularity poll which deems him one of the most handsome (and therefore highest ranking) heroes.
** Genos
heroes. He was given the nickname "Cyborg Prince" by his fans in-verse.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Which is often accompanied by a look of mind numbing boredom from Saitama
* 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.
** and he's not the only one dumb enough to try such [[SuperDickery half baked stupidity]] where the jerks in question realized too late [[DoNotTauntCthulhu that was a really, really, really dumb idea]].

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Which Just one punch leads to death and dismemberment, which is often accompanied by a look of mind numbing boredom from Saitama
Saitama.
* 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.
** and he's
him. He's not the only one dumb enough to try such [[SuperDickery half baked stupidity]] stupidity where the jerks in question realized too late [[DoNotTauntCthulhu that was a really, really, really dumb idea]].



* UnskilledButStrong: Genos. His answer to most problems is overwhelming firepower and force; luckily he's got a lot.
** Saitama, on the other hand, subverts this. Sure, he wins most of his fights through brute strength and speed, but he's got enough control to destroy a mountain behind his opponent without moving them, and enough precision to [[spoiler:jump back to Earth from the moon]]. It's not that Saitama lacks finesse--he just doesn't need it.

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* UnskilledButStrong: UnskilledButStrong:
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Genos. His answer to most problems is overwhelming firepower and force; luckily he's got a lot.
** Saitama, on the other hand, subverts this.Saitama might appear to be this but he's not. Sure, he wins most of his fights through brute strength and speed, but he's got enough control to destroy a mountain behind his opponent without moving them, and enough precision to [[spoiler:jump back to Earth from the moon]]. It's not that Saitama lacks finesse--he just doesn't need it.



* WorldOfBadass: Superheroes are incredibly common here, so much so that no one acts surprised when insanely strong guys in silly costumes turn up day after day to battle the forces of evil. This might be subverted though; while there are a lot of 'heroes' in this country, most of them are not at 'heroic' level. C to B-class heroes handle threats that most soldiers/policemen can handle. Most of the threats that currently come into the world are usually impossible to handle unless it's by an A or S-class hero and even they are sometimes not enough.

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* WorldOfBadass: Superheroes are incredibly common here, so much so that no one acts surprised when insanely strong guys in silly costumes turn up day after day to battle the forces of evil. This might be subverted though; However, while there are a lot of 'heroes' in this country, most of them are not at 'heroic' level. C to B-class heroes handle threats that most soldiers/policemen can handle. Most of the threats that currently come into the world are usually impossible to handle unless it's by an A or S-class hero and even they are sometimes not enough.



* ZeroApprovalGambit: Saitama invokes this by claiming that the only reason he defeated [[spoiler: The Sea King was because all the other heroes risked their lives to weaken it and that being the one to deliver the CoupDeGrace would ensure that he got all the credit.]]
** This also turns out to be the intention of [[spoiler: Garou. His plan being to become the greatest monster the world had ever known so he would [[GenghisGambit put an end to all other conflict by being a common threat to the entire world]]]].
*** That's what he claims, anyway. His discussion with Saitama implies his real motivation was to force a real hero to emerge to stop him.

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* ZeroApprovalGambit: ZeroApprovalGambit:
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Saitama invokes this by claiming that the only reason he defeated [[spoiler: The Sea King was because all the other heroes risked their lives to weaken it and that being the one to deliver the CoupDeGrace would ensure that he got all the credit.]]
** This also turns out to be the intention of [[spoiler: Garou. His plan being to become the greatest monster the world had ever known so he would [[GenghisGambit put an end to all other conflict by being a common threat to the entire world]]]].
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world]] That's what he claims, anyway. His discussion with Saitama implies his real motivation was to force a real hero to emerge to stop him.]]
17th Jul '16 9:36:11 AM narm00
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An English Dub of the series is [[https://mobile.twitter.com/ToonamiNews/status/749076635501166592 slated for broadcast]] on Creator/{{Toonami}} along with an initial cast lineup. The dub will be handled by Viz Media, and will begin airing on July 16.

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An English Dub dub of the series is [[https://mobile.twitter.com/ToonamiNews/status/749076635501166592 slated for broadcast]] by Viz Media began airing on Creator/{{Toonami}} along with an initial cast lineup. The dub will be handled by Viz Media, and will begin airing on July 16.16, 2016.
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