History Webcomic / OnePunchMan

12th Sep '17 1:44:39 AM Robbyn
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* 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.

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* SuperRegistrationAct: The Subverted. Supers are not ''required'' to register in the National Superhero Registry.Registry, but unregistered heroes are not taken seriously by the general public. 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. Saitama starts out as a "hero for fun" who was blissfully unaware that registration was even a thing (somehow) and does not start receiving any form of public recognition for his acts of heroism until well after he has already prevented several potentially city-destroying incidents.
20th Aug '17 4:53:31 AM coconut_eater15
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** Suiryu also asks to become Saitama's student after seeing him beat Gouketsu. He was rejected.
19th Aug '17 9:03:21 PM DeisTheAlcano
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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.]]

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: [[spoiler:Invoked. In the aftermath of the Sea King's fight, we see Saitana Saitama 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 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.]]
10th Aug '17 8:02:17 AM R.G.
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Now has a {{Recap}} page which is found [[Recap/OnePunchMan here.]]
1st Aug '17 10:13:37 AM Larkmarn
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* DeconReconSwitch: Although there's still a lot of humor and deconstruction going on, many of the later characters (like Zombieman) play their roles entirely straight.
** The story begins as a Deconstruction of superheroes and StoryBreakerPower, but also works as a traditional superhero story with solid morals.
** Saitama, when push comes to shove, is heroic. The deconstruction lies in putting heroes through a "system" which has lower-ranking heroes meet quotas to even maintain their status as a hero. S-class heroes might not be sent in to a real trouble spot because the higher ups don't see the situation below for what it really is. The politics one has to go through to maintain your status is also examined. Despite being the strongest man on the planet, people can still manipulate the system to make you look like a jackass. The sheer improbability of his strength leads people to question if Saitama's the real deal to begin with. The reconstruction lies in Saitama stepping up despite these hurdles, stating that you don't need any of that to be a real hero.
4th Jul '17 2:21:32 AM vovan1
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* 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!]]

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* RealPlaceBackground: Apparently, [[https://40.media.tumblr.com/5093c849de32cc033f3323985d4243a7/tumblr_nxva8i5FO41uxzxp9o1_500.jpg Saitama's ]] [[https://41.[[https://40.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!]]
25th Jun '17 9:14:41 AM narm00
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* YouFailEconomicsForever: PlayedForLaughs with the Paradise Group's 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.

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* YouFailEconomicsForever: ArtisticLicenseEconomics: PlayedForLaughs with the Paradise Group's 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.



** King explores this in the manga, pointing out that Saitama could seek other challenges in combat outside of victory, that he could pursue challenges outside of combat, or that he could try striving to become a better - as opposed to stronger - hero. None of these engage Saitama, only [[BloodKnight the thrill of combat]] being truly exciting for him. King suggests they just play a fighting game, but Saitama says he's numb even to that. King says he'll handicap himself so he's on Saitama's level, playing with only two fingers, and Saitama [[NotSoStoic loses his shit]].



* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: A lot of buildings in Z-City are abandoned. Letting heroes like Saitama destroy them while fighting there without consequence. Justified by few people living there due to how frequent monster attacks are. The section where Saitama lives and most of the fights take place in particular is completely deserted.

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* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: A lot of buildings in Z-City are abandoned. Letting abandoned, letting heroes like Saitama destroy them while fighting there without consequence. Justified by few people living there due to how frequent monster attacks are. The section where Saitama lives and most of the fights take place in particular is completely deserted.



* EpicFail: During Fubuki's challenge to Saitama and his "Saitama group" (composed of Genos, Bang, and King) in the hopes of making Saitama join the Blizzard group, the challenge was to beat the opposing group in a video game, with the loser submitting to the winner's commands. While Bang and Genos were eliminated easily due to being novices. Saitama boasts about having played the video game before and would not lose easily. He ends up losing faster than both Bang and Genos.

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* EpicFail: During Fubuki's challenge to Saitama and his "Saitama group" (composed of Genos, Bang, and King) in the hopes of making Saitama join the Blizzard group, the challenge was to beat the opposing group in a video game, with the loser submitting to the winner's commands. While Bang and Genos were eliminated easily due to being novices. Saitama boasts about having played the video game before and would not lose losing easily. He ends up losing faster than both Bang and Genos.



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

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



** 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.

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** 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.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.



* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream: Saitama's epic and exhilarating battle against the subterraneans are cut short by his alarm clock.

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* IWasHavingSuchANiceDream: Saitama's epic and exhilarating battle against the subterraneans are is cut short by his alarm clock.



* KilledMidSentence: Kamakyuri (one of the monsters from the House of Evolution) attempts an ambush by crashing down through the ceiling of Saitama apartment. He begins to introduce himself but is killed instantly by an irritated Saitama, who demands he pay for the damage.

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* KilledMidSentence: Kamakyuri (one of the monsters from the House of Evolution) attempts an ambush by crashing down through the ceiling of Saitama Saitama's apartment. He begins to introduce himself but is killed instantly by an irritated Saitama, who demands he pay for the damage.



* 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]].

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* NobleDemon: Garou to a tee, oddly enough 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]].



** 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.

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** 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 stopping the threat of the monsters. He in fact slacks off his duty as a hero, only doing the minimum required to stay active.



* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: Hammerhead and his followers claim to be going on a rampage against the wealthy and powerful because of the corruption of the wealthy, but in reality most of them, especially Hammerhead, simply don't want to have to really work for a living. Hammerhead changes his ways after most of his followers are killed by the bloodthirsty ninja Sonic, (an encounter that Hammerhead himself barely survives) and he is spared by Saitama.

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* NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: Hammerhead and his followers claim to be going on a rampage against the wealthy and powerful because of the corruption of the wealthy, but in reality most of them, especially Hammerhead, simply don't want to have to really work for a living. Hammerhead changes his ways after most of his followers are killed by the bloodthirsty ninja Sonic, Sonic (an encounter that Hammerhead himself barely survives) survives), and he is spared by Saitama.



* OneDialogueTwoConversations: While the Blizzard Group was out earning money to get a decent car, Blizzard returns with one-third of the amount in a short amount of time while the rest of the group were scraping by with their part-time work. After they questioned how she was able to do such a thing her dialogue makes it sound like she prostituted herself, until she explains she was capturing criminals for their bounties. Then It is revealed this is what she originally ordered her group to do in the first place, but mistook her order as to get part time work.

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* OneDialogueTwoConversations: While the Blizzard Group was Group's out earning money to get a decent car, Blizzard returns with one-third of the amount in a short amount of time while the rest of the group were are scraping by with their part-time work. After they questioned question how she was able to do such a thing her dialogue makes it sound like she prostituted herself, until she explains she was capturing criminals for their bounties. Then It is it's revealed this is what she originally ordered her group to do in the first place, but they mistook her order as being to get part time work.



** 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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** Being the strongest man in the world isn't all its it's cracked up to be. Being able to win any fight with no effort or challenge has left Saitama board bored and depressed. He's so impossibly powerful that nobody believes it at first either.



** Genos mistakenly thinking Saitama would desperately want his hair back or being generally tactless about the subject of his baldness.

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** Genos People mistakenly thinking Saitama would desperately want his hair back or being generally tactless about the subject of his baldness.



** Smile Man has a uncanny resemblance to ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'', of all things. He even has a hammer as a weapon and similar costume. His brothers, Angry Man and Crying share this design.

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** Smile Man has a uncanny resemblance to ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'', of all things. He even has a hammer as a weapon and similar costume. His brothers, Angry Man and Crying Man, share this design.



* VillainousBSOD: Garou seems to have one of these after being defeated by Saitama

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* VillainousBSOD: Garou seems to have one of these after being defeated by Saitama Saitama.



* WarMemorial: A giant monument with the names of the victims [[spoiler:from the alien attack on City A]] is shown right as the credits role for the final episode of the first season.

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* WarMemorial: A giant monument with the names of the victims [[spoiler:from the alien attack on City A]] is shown right as the credits role roll for the final episode of the first season.



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Several of these, exploring Saitama's life before the story began.

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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Several of these, these in the manga, exploring Saitama's life before the story began.



** The bad guys are also subjected to this when fighting Saitama, only for their own attacks to barely do anything to him. For example, attacks from the Sea King that seriously injured several heroes earlier barely moves his head.

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** The bad guys are also subjected to this when fighting Saitama, only for their own attacks to barely do anything to him. For example, attacks from the Sea King that seriously injured several heroes earlier barely moves move his head.
21st Jun '17 3:32:59 PM hullflyer
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* TrainingFromHell: Parodied. [[spoiler:Saitama does 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and 10 kilometers of running ''every single day with no breaks''.]] Said training was what caused him to go completely bald. [[Note]]This doesn't even ''begin'' to approach the level special forces soldiers or professional athletes train at.[[/note]]

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* TrainingFromHell: Parodied. [[spoiler:Saitama does 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and 10 kilometers of running ''every single day with no breaks''.]] Said training was what caused him to go completely bald. [[Note]]This [[note]]This doesn't even ''begin'' to approach the level special forces soldiers or professional athletes train at.[[/note]]
21st Jun '17 3:32:22 PM hullflyer
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* TrainingFromHell: Parodied. [[spoiler:Saitama does 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and 10 kilometers of running ''every single day with no breaks''.]] Said training was what caused him to go completely bald. Note: This doesn't even begin to approach the level special forces soldiers or professional athletes train at.

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* TrainingFromHell: Parodied. [[spoiler:Saitama does 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and 10 kilometers of running ''every single day with no breaks''.]] Said training was what caused him to go completely bald. Note: This [[Note]]This doesn't even begin ''begin'' to approach the level special forces soldiers or professional athletes train at.[[/note]]
30th May '17 2:15:40 AM rantingwind
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* UnConfession: Played with. It first seemed that [[spoiler:King's confession that he's just a normal human]] might get drowned out by the sound of the crow monster's deafening cries, [[spoiler:but Saitama actually heard everything.]]
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