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The Hero Association is a public organization which gathers, coordinates, and supports individuals who possess special fighting abilities that are willing to fight monsters and other threats. These special individuals are called Heroes. Although founded out of good intentions, it is plagued by corruption and the power struggle among Heroes. In the face of a rise in monster activity, the association is becoming less and less capable of combating the threats.


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    Hero Association (in general) 
  • Beef Gate: The #1 hero of a given class is this for every other hero within that class. In order to move up the ranks, a hero has to perform better than the number 1 of their class.
  • Creature-Hunter Organization: Most of the time, the Hero Association is seen fighting and killing various monsters that are attacking innocent people; though they also occasionally go after human criminals and supervillains.
  • Fantastic Rank System: Heroes are divided into classes: From lowest to highest, they are the C-Class, B-Class, A-Class, and S-Class. Furthermore, heroes also hold a numerical rank within their respective class. Their placement in these classes reflects their strength and performance. S-Class was created as its own class after the other three have already been established, in order to assemble all of the freakishly strong heroes in one class.
  • Great Big Book of Everything: In a case of Idiot Ball, the association has published a guidebook detailing where the heroes operate and what their powers and secret techniques are. It's a miracle only Garou thought of looking that up.
  • Heroes "R" Us: The heroic organization type. However, most of the heroes don't work together at all.
  • Heroism Won't Pay the Bills: Inverted. They pay the heroes at the end of each month based on their rank, with C-Class heroes receiving the lowest pay. Their ranking is based on points earned for heroic deeds, which only the assessment board knows the criteria for. Because the Hero Association is a non-profit organization that receives their money through donations from the public, on top of having the duty to be devoted to justice and compassion, the heroes cannot complain about their pay as it would make themselves look bad.
  • Hufflepuff House: While pretty much all the S-Class heroes are given distinctive characterization and scenes, the other ranks have just one member who receives prominent characterization and development, with the rest being relegated to backgrounds and battle fodder. The Manga and later webcomic are a little better about this though.
  • Incompetence, Inc.:
    • What the association boils down to in later chapters. In fact, the whole organization ends up getting this reputation in the arcs after the Monster Association due in part to how the business as a whole has done nothing but screw up royally time after time. The public is particularly upset about the destruction of the Association's new HQ, the perceived faults and failings that are blamed on Metal Knight, Tornado's constant rabble rousing causing tons of property damage, and heroes as a whole doing nothing but causing one ruckus after another while on their payroll.
    • The association is in general plagued by the fact that the heroes in question are more often than not disinterested in fighting monsters. For instance, Blizzard has transformed the B-Class rank into a gang war between different factions of heroes. Also, the S-Class heroes are sometimes unwilling to fight a given monster.
    • The association is at least quick to notice and respond whenever a monster is in town. However, there are less than 600 heroes to manage an entire continent, with more than half of them only able to beat up simple thugs. The Hero Association is aware it is undermanned and is actively looking for potential allies.
    • The latest example in the ONE webcomic is when Child Emperor sends in a document laying out a well organized and thought out plan to make better use of the C to A Class heroes to cover weaknesses in the Hero system. Nobody even bothered to open it. This leads to Child Emperor and multiple other S Class Heroes to abandon the Association.
    • Child Emperor and Drive Knight point out that one of the S-Class heroes seems to be a traitor. Child Emperor suspected Drive Knight at one point while Drive Knight consistently suspects Metal Knight, Child Emperor's mentor. Drive Knight then points out to Executive Sekingar that if the traitor is Metal Knight, then it's stupid that all of their HQ defenses are run by him with no oversight. On top of this, while it may be nothing, no one suspects Blast who mysteriously retired and has disappeared. Even if Blast isn't a traitor, the fact that no one knows where their top heroes are at any given time is a major oversight.
    • Many of the executives and heroes are glory hounds only in it for fame, glory, and money. Some of the top executives are stupid, lazy, unfocused, slimy, and petty asshats. Corruption is also a problem with some members out to waste resources embarrassing law enforcement or taking girls out on dates. They also rush operations to appease investors or outright ignore problems which bites them in the ass. The latter ended with Garou taking out a huge portion of their heroes in the Hero Hunter Arc. The former ended up with the majority of the top level survivors being crushed by Garou (again) and other monsters after the heroes wore themselves out fighting opponents that they had no Intel on in the Monster Association arc.
  • Inept Aptitude Test: The entrance exam seemingly works for ordinary heroes, but fails at selecting truly strong heroes. Saitama was thrown into C-Class for failing the written exam, while his physical performance was off the charts. In fact, several of the current S-Class heroes started off in C-Class or B-Class until the association finally noticed their abilities.
  • Mega-Corp: As of the main story, this is what the HA has turned into. It started out as a philanthropic pursuit by an Eccentric Millionaire who was moved by the kind actions of a passing citizen, Saitama, but subsequently declined into yet another sham company run by lackadaisical, incompetent, conniving and/or outright JerkAss collective interests, with the well-meaning members finding themselves out-voiced or too low-ranked to do much to counter said interests. Plus, many of their heroes are, by extension, a gang of egotistical backbiting thugs and psychos who're either fighting over popularity points or causing more damage than the monsters and villains they fight. That coupled with their new HQ taking in the rich over the masses, and many of their more powerful heroes being involved in scandalous situations, has resulted in people questioning the Association as a whole, especially after events which leveled the new fortress guaranteed to outlast anything. Even its own staff are calling it a disaster with some deserting one-by-one.
  • The Nicknamer: One of their duties is giving "Hero names" to those who have achieved a high-enough rank and/or popularity, or simply making a Hero's preferred name official. While they sometimes give pretty cool names (Silver Fang, Demon Cyborg, Terrible Tornado), others border on being too simplistic (Metal Bat, Eyelashes, Zombieman) and others are really quite unflattering (Pig God, Caped Baldy).
  • No Such Thing as H.R.: The Hero Association completely ignores personal feuds between heroes and the fact that new recruits are frequently assaulted by veterans.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: In the aftermath of the battle with the Monsters Association and the subsequent battle against Garou, several heroes have gone into seclusion, or left the organization altogether — having either lost faith in themselves or in relying on the other heroes. The Hero Association itself has come to view Metal Knight and Tornado in particular, two heroes previously held in high esteem, as unreliable and/or loose cannons. Also, the public's faith in the Hero Association is ebbing away, with their focus on the publicity that the heroes bring to use their budget, and on creating a series of high-rise apartments for the wealthy using their heroes as bodyguards, which is the opposite of the original intent of the organisation.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: While there certainly are many altruistic members who want to save people and do good, as a whole, the heroes working for the Hero Association are doing it as a job. Some of the members have particular motives or side-objectives, like Metal Knight testing new weapons and Tornado wanting to find Blast.
  • Slave to PR: Because it is funded by donations, the Hero Association has "looking good" among their priorities, to the detriment of efficiency.
  • Super Registration Act: They take in and sponsor superheroes, test them on their capability as a hero, and assign them ranks and classes based on their abilities. Unlike most cases, operating as an unregistered hero isn't technically illegal, but the general public thinks of them as "weirdos" in costumes. (Saitama only signed up because he wasn't getting any recognition for his deeds.)
  • The Worf Effect: If a hero is below S-rank, their role in the story is to showcase the power of the villain de jour by getting the snot beaten out of them. The only major exceptions are Amai Mask, Blizzard, and Saitama.
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S-Class Heroes

    S-Class Heroes (in general) 
Beyond the A-Class of the Hero Association is a group of heroes whose power far surpasses that of the ordinary human: S-Class. S-Class Heroes are the highest-ranked and most powerful individuals in the Hero Association, and are so strong they typically can deal with Demon or Dragon-level threats by themselves, and are capable of protecting entire cities. There are 17 heroes who have been bestowed with the rank of S-Class. See their page for info.

A-Class Heroes

    A-Class Heroes (in general) 
They are the second highest rank in the Hero Association. There are 38 heroes in this class.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: They are genuinely competent and powerful heroes but are overshadowed by the S-class and the Demon Threats (or higher).
  • The Worf Effect: Despite them being the second most powerful rank, they are usually seen getting beaten by threats more powerful than them whenever they make an appearance. For instance, an A-Class hero will defeat a bunch of giant monsters only to be clobbered by the toughest of them (Which are almost always Demon threat or higher). This means: "Send in the S-Class."

    1. Beaut (Amai Mask) 

Beaut

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Ben Lepley (English), Jaime Alberto Carrillo (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 28 (Webcomic), A New Wind Blows (Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

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The number one A-Class hero, but also an idol, actor, singer, and general entertainer. Amai Mask is a recurring sight on television and is mostly seen promoting himself. However, he is still insanely strong, and harbors an extreme obsession with justice and disdain for monsters. He is also the proud gatekeeper of the S-Class, seeing it as his duty to remain in A-Class to make sure weak or unworthy heroes don't get too cocky. He eventually tells Saitama his real name: Beaut.


  • 100% Heroism Rating: Amai Mask is the most popular hero in-universe... among the public at least. He was rated as the most popular hero for 28 consecutive weeks, and people love him so much that they overlook his dark tendencies. Amongst the Association, however, he's treated with far more disdain, and the S-Class heroes in particular either ignore him or just plainly hate his guts.
  • Almighty Janitor: Downplayed as he is on the second highest rank of Heroes, but his powers are actually on par with at least mid S-Class Heroes.
  • Anti-Hero: He's the kind of hero who is all too willing to dirty his hands to execute those who he perceives as "evil", all for the sake of his rigid definition of "justice." Genos says Amai Mask is basically how he could've turned out if Saitama didn't enter his life.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Evil Natural Water cuts his left arm off. Amai Mask just reattaches it.
  • Be Yourself: Saitama gives this advice to Amai Mask. Saitama believes that keeping appearances is no different from being a puppet. Ultimately, how one views and accepts himself is more important and an ideal hero would never concern himself with appearances.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: He certainly believes this. Subverted when he shows his true colors in battle. Garou calls him a horrid Narcissist. This is completely changed to Power Is Sexy. His backstory gives a full explanation of why he believes this, and it is Played for Drama.
  • Beauty Is Bad: Kinda drives the point home given his hardline sense of right and wrong regarding villains, monsters, and people who defend them. Hell, he physically distorts when enraged or in battle to showcase this point. Amai Mask even reveals that he's secretly a monster after becoming beautiful and that he was a formerly ugly heroic man.
  • Becoming the Mask: His philosophy. Amai Mask is of the opinion that people care only about appearances, thus it is important to project the right persona.
  • Beneath the Mask: Under his lavish hero lifestyle, he's almost certainly hiding a few nasty secrets. Which sort of fits his hero name, really.
  • Berserk Button: Anything that tarnishes the image of a hero in the eyes of the public. Ugly things also push his buttons so much that in his fight with Fuhrer Ugly he flew off in a rage after looking at his face.
    • Amai Mask believes that image is the only thing that matters and that Saitama doesn't need to be the ideal hero, just be seen as one. Saitama himself has shunned his own image before to give other people the credit for his deeds. When Saitama asks why he can't just be himself in the eyes of the public, Amai Mask is furious and starts to monsterify at the very thought.
  • Boring, but Practical: Unlike other heroes, Amai Mask does not use special techniques or even names his attacks, he just uses ruthless powerful strikes with his sheer strength to finish off his opponent.
  • Break the Haughty: Garou effortlessly defeats him, caving in half of his face right into his skull and knocking quite a few teeth out.
  • Bishōnen: He's got "handsome" in his hero name and is good looking enough to be a model/TV celebrity.
  • Broken Ace: Amai Mask is very handsome, strong, and charismatic. He is a singer, model, and a TV star. He is also at the top of the A-Class, wields some influence over the Hero Association's top management, and rivals some S-Class heroes in terms of combat ability. However, Genos notes immediately that Amai Mask is similar to himself... except that Amai Mask has absolutely no compassion or empathy for the monsters. Not even the ones that have surrendered. Genos feels that he would've ended up the same way had he not met Saitama.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In Chapter 93, he tries to muscle in on the planning phase for the assault on the Monster Association and not only demands to be brought along, but to be placed in command of said S-Class heroes. While most of them just ignore him (or try to placate him in the case of Child Emperor), Tornado, Zombieman, and particularly Flashy Flash get incensed at his rudeness and refusal to take no for an answer, with Flashy Flash outright threatening to fight him in the meeting room.
  • Declining Promotion: While he has the skills and powers to be in S-Class, he intentionally stays in A-Class to ensure that heroes who are "weak, good-for-nothing 'garbage'" do not advance into the S-Class and make the Hero Association look bad.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: His name is Handsomely Masked Amai Mask. Speaks for itself.
  • Death Seeker: Implied. He doesn't seem to particularly care if he dies, or if he succumbs fully to the monsterfication and be eliminated, as long as he is able leave behind an "ideal hero" as a result. He believes that he'd be unable to continue his hero duties or resume his life once the truth is revealed and thus he does not see much point in living. Emphasized even further when he's pleased that Saitama returned when he has finally shown his true form, and encourages Saitama to kill him so he'd be famous overnight.
    Amai Mask: Phew... This is a great chance. If you kill me right now, you'll become famous overnight. It would be my honor to witness the birth of the "ideal hero"... Huhu.
    Saitama: Ha... You're still going on about that? You really are persistent.
    Amai Mask: Take a good look, it's too late for me. Please.
  • Demoted to Extra: The manga version of the Monster Association Arc’s climax considerably diminished Sweet Mask’s achievements compared to how it originally went in the Webcomic, in the manga some of his original feats are now shared with Iaian, he has more overt mental breakdowns due his body condition (an attempt to foreshadow a future development earlier), and he suffers more humiliating defeats than he did originally.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: In the manga, after Tatsumaki rescues him along with most of the other Heroes battling the Monster Association, he becomes enraged at the looks of concern the other Heroes give him while he’s still recovering from his encounter with Furher Ugly. It’s to the point where he actually considers murdering them to maintain his image and reputation, but a flashback of Blast snaps him out of it.
  • Dub Name Change: His full title in Japan is "Handsomely Masked Sweet Mask", which is even more wordy than the redundant ninja names. The Viz translation renders his name "Amai Mask a.k.a. Handsome Kamen".
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appears in the anime in Episode 5 to welcome Genos to the Hero Association.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Although he appears earlier, the first time we see him actually doing his job as a hero counts as this. He gets a mission to capture an escaped unfrozen caveman, and return him alive. He butchers the escapee on sight instead. And the people cheer him on.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Called such by Garou, who points out the flaws of his Beauty Equals Goodness mindset.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: For the Hero Association's heroes, especially the S-Class. Practically every time he interacts with other heroes, his rude and abrasive behavior ends up pissing somebody off. Tornado flat out tells him that he wasn't included in the strategy meeting before the Monster Association raid because everyone hates him.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Does this to himself after Iaian triggers a flashback to Blast. He'd been considering murdering the other heroes for seemingly threatening his image of an idol and a hero. He then smashes his head into the ground to regain some self control.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's a hero, but apart from his celebrity persona, he's not a very pleasant person and is downright merciless.
  • Healing Factor: He has some vague survivability powers owed to his monsterfication, as he can reattach lost limbs without a hassle in the Webcomic and heal quickly from his face being caved in. It presumably recieved a buff in the transition to the manga as well, as he gets his head crushed to a pulp and gets completely split in half from the groin up by Fuhrer Ugly.
  • He Who Fights Monsters:
    • His face when he confronts the Monster Association warps and spasms in a nasty way, making him look down right freakishly terrifying, like he just took off the human mask he wore to let through the disfiguring anger and hatred for monsters he has inside.
    • It happens again at the end of the Garou fight. Even when Garou has seemingly calmed down, Amai Mask is absolutely adamant Garou should die for being a monster, all the while making the scariest, most horrific face possible. He even uses it to scare the kid bystander (though he does tone it down a little bit for him), especially when the kid points out that Garou, y'know, didn't even kill anyone.
    • It turns out this is played with; physically, he is already a monster, and was turning into one even before he became a hero. Rather than being obsessions that risk turning him into a villain, his strong obsession with justice and his hate for monsters are some of the only things keeping him on humanity's side.
  • Heroic Willpower:
    • It's an ability he actually invokes — his arm gets sliced clean off... and he simply re-attaches his arm again and the arm still works.
    • As it turns out, his character invokes this on a deeper level - he's actually a monster who manages to stay on the side of humanity purely through his willpower, even though (like other monsters shown in the series) his transformation constantly pushes him towards a fanatical obsession with his focus.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • As self-absorbed as he may appear, Amai Mask is one of the rare people who is actually respectful towards Saitama. He deems Saitama to be an extremely worthy hero, and plans to replace S-Class heroes with him. Amai Mask does have a strong sense of justice (albeit warped by his need to keep a perfect appearance).
    • Amai Mask explains that he was born with an ugly face and initially believed that it was important to adhere to morality. No matter how many good deeds he did, people never took notice of him, prompting him to wear a mask and destroy all records of his past within the Hero Association. Over the months, the schism in his personality triggered the monsterification process within him, granting him a muscular body and a handsome face. That was when people began to notice him and listen to what he had to say. Amai believes that killing monsters without remorse is what slows down his monsterification. He also came to believe that people care only about appearances. Nevertheless, he intends to groom Saitama into a suitable hero, who would protect the masses before Amai Mask becomes a complete monster.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Is a ruthless killer of monsters despite being a monster himself. Justified, since his monster biology causes him to feel an intense natural bloodlust and he'll inevitably direct it at humans if left unchecked; killing monsters instead to satiate it buys him some time.
  • Hypocrite: He has no problem berating other heroes for not "living up to their responsibilities" despite frequently ignoring monster attacks to further his career as a singer/actor. Played with in that he has a justification for his behavior; he considers his career as a singer/actor to be a part of his responsibilities for the sake of the Hero Association's PR.
  • Jerkass: He's a total jerk, especially to heroes who don't meet his standards. He berates the S-Class heroes for not preventing City A's destruction, even though there was nothing they could have done to prevent it, calls Genos a disappointment after he lost to the Deep Sea King, calls Zombieman a monster because of his immortality, says that Atomic Samurai's disciples are too weak to be included in the Monster Association raid and should commit seppuku if they're taken hostage... you get the picture.
  • Knight Templar: He believes that all monsters must be killed, even if they are of no threat or if given explicit orders to capture them alive.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: After facing a monster he can't beat, Amai Mask decides to let his true monster form out to win.
  • Merchandise-Driven: Go ahead, give him even a small amount of room to promote some of his merchandise. He'll talk about it whether or not you prompted him. He happens to be the public face of the Hero Association, and although he has pull in the organization, it's not quite known how much influence he does have. If anything, though, he has more than it appears.
  • The Needs of the Many: While explaining his ideology to Saitama, Amai Mask reveals that he follows utilitarian ethics and will unhesitatingly sacrifice a small number of people for the greater good.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: When he faces off against Pesky Clown, he learns that the monster gets stronger with attention. But when he calls for the crowd to evacuate, he instead attracts an even bigger crowd because people want to get a glimpse of the most popular hero. And then even more people start watching through the media. This powers up Pesky Clown so much that Amai Mask is forced to transform into his true monstrous form. The arc culminates in Amai Mask going from a beloved hero to a fugitive who's lost all his human rights.
  • Nightmare Face: When he gets especially angry, his eyes become bloodshot, and veins pop across his flesh, making him look even more fearsome than the monsters he fights.
  • No Place for Me There: Amai Mask's dream is to create an ideal hero that will lead humanity to victory over the monsters. He can't be that ideal hero because he's a monster himself, and knows his time is limited before he fully gives in to his monstrous nature. When he eventually sheds his human form and is unable to turn back, he's willing and honored to sacrifice his life by allowing Saitama to kill him so Saitama can be that ideal hero.
  • The Perfectionist: Together with his Beauty Equals Goodness belief, he also advocates the idea that a hero should always be a paragon of perfection, especially when it comes to their job. To him, if you're a high-ranking hero, you have to do your damn job perfectly: not only saving lives and stopping the threat, but also making sure that nothing gets destroyed and not suffering a single injury or scratch. He chastises the S-Class heroes who stopped the alien invasion by telling them that they're failures for letting A City be destroyed, despite the fact that they stopped the invasion and only knew about the threat after they got out of the Hero Association HQ and found the city already in shambles. Amai Mask states that part of this attitude comes from his desire to see a "true" hero emerge before he fully succumbs to his monsterization.
  • Power Is Sexy: Amai Mask starts believing in the "Beauty of Overwhelming Power" after he watches Saitama utterly defeat Garou. He even berates an upcoming boy band, calling them inferior to Saitama, signifying his obsession with the hero.
  • Punch-Clock Hero:
    • He is heroic only when he is out performing hero work. The rest of the time, he considers himself to be just a model and a singer.
    • In one of his first appearances in the comic he appears as the special guest of a news anchor discussing the Deep Sea King's assault, and swiftly rebukes the man for asking him to comment as a hero on the situation — he's just there to promote a new song of his.
    • Even worse, during the Alien Invasion arc, the reason he didn't show up to defend City A is that he was filming a drama the next town over. Doesn't stop him from berating the other heroes who did show up for failing to live up to his standards, though.
    • All averted when his deeper motivations are explored in the Supreme Hero arc; turns out Amai Mask does have a sense of justice, and all of his work as an entertainer were taken seriously solely for the purpose of creating a perfect image humanity should find hope in; when Amai Mask feels he no longer can be that beacon of hope (due his monster nature), he doesn't cling to it, hoping for Saitama to become that symbol instead.
  • Razor-Sharp Hand: He metes justice on evil by chopping their heads off with his bare hands.
  • Renaissance Man: He's a professional hero, a recording artist, a model, and a TV star.
  • Retcon: Due to later story developments in the webcomic firmly estabilishing Amai Mask as more heroic, despite his difficult personality, the manga had its original new events concerning his actions around the Do-S fight slightly altered, in order to make Amai seem less of a total asshole verging on villain territory.
  • The Reveal: He's actually a monster, having undergone the transformation before he became famous. While he starves off the mental shift such a process causes, he notes that his time is limited before he succumbs to his inner nature permanently.
  • Shoot the Hostage: In the original version of chapter 103, he sends off Atomic Samurai's disciples while he deals with the Narinki Squad, but they don't return to help like they do in the current revision. Instead, as soon as the trio are out of sight he slaughters the entire squad, before ruthlessly dealing with Do-S herself. This was changed to make him less comically evil.
  • Smug Super: He has all the stuff needed to be one of the S-Class heroes, but purposely remains as the top A-ranker. However, he's not shy about telling other heroes that they suck, and that he's better than them in every way. He even tells Atomic Samurai (the #4 S-Class Hero) that he's stronger than him to his face, though whether that's true or just arrogance talking is up for debate. Considering that in his true monster form Amai Mask is at least Dragon-level considering the power of the monster that finally forced him to reveal it, he likely wasn't lying, or at bare minimum, he could definitely give Atomic Samurai a hard time.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Shows no mercy to anybody he considers an enemy. His sociopathic tendencies are shown most prominently when he encounters a group of enthralled mercenaries. Despite realizing that they're mind-controlled (and that killing the mind-controller would free them) and being so outclassed that they were barely a threat to him, he still originally brutally rips the whole group to shreds (literally) because that was easier than incapacitating or avoiding them, before killing the surrendering monster who'd enthralled them. Note that he'd dismissed the other heroes beforehand (who'd been trying to non-lethally take down the group), showing that this action was likely premeditated. This was retconned into Amai only knocking them out once he noticed Atomic Samurai's disciples were watching perhaps because it was TOO sociopathic, although even in the new version he still struggled with deciding whether or not to just kill them all for being soft on evil. Amai Mask himself states that at least a part of this attitude comes from him being a monster.
  • Take Up My Sword: To Saitama. Amai Mask reveals that he doesn't have much time left before he transforms into a monster, so he wants Saitama to inherit his role and become a symbol to unite people.
  • Too Long; Didn't Dub: The dub calls him "Amai Mask", presumably in order to fit the lip movements.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He just can't deal with really ugly-looking people. This comes back to bite him later when he encounters an ugly Mysterious Being, and his body practically freezes stiff from looking at it.
  • Workaholic: He overworks himself with his hero and idol activities and doesn't seem to have much of a life outside of work. Again, Justified with The Reveal of his true nature as a monster; if he doesn't constantly distract himself with his work, he'll eventually be unable to control himself at all and will start killing humans.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's quite blue.

    2. Iairon 

Iairon

Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese), Xander Mobus (English), Carlos Hernández (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 34 (Webcomic), Chapter 31 (Manga), Episode 10 (Anime)

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Atomic Samurai's best disciple. A serious swordsman and dedicated hero, he follows his master everywhere and admires him greatly. Despite losing an arm to the alien invaders, he remains a steadfast warrior.


  • Adaptational Intelligence: Sorta. In the original manga version, he blindly believed Sweet Mask about dealing with the brainwashed mercenaries in a non-fatal fashion. In the redrawn version, he feels the Killing Intent coming off of Sweet Mask so he orders his comrades back and quickly deals with the brainwashed mercs before Sweet Mask can decapitate them all. Then he pretends to be naive enough to think that Sweet Mask wanted them to commit to the feint. Based on the looks they give each other, Sweet Mask knows Iairon doesn't actually believe that Sweet Mask's plan was for them to feign a retreat. Sweet Mask excuses the implied insult and lack of trust because he realizes he was about to lose control and do something monstrous. Bushidrill decides to do away with the I Know You Know I Know games and calls Amai out on trying to kill the merc team to which Amai denies everything.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses his arm thanks to Melzargard, so quickly in fact that he doesn't react.
  • Badass Normal: He's just a guy who, for all intents and purposes, is just really good with a sword. Those skills have taken him to the second-highest rank in A-Class. And since Amai Mask himself is already S-Class level and could rise anytime he wanted to, this technically makes him the strongest of the A-Class. He's even able to keep up with the Dragon-level Melzalgard for an extended period of time.
    • To wit. During the battle against Rhino Wrestler (who gives scores to the strength of their opponent's attacks), the highest score the other heroes could get from the monster? 30. Iairon's score? 69. In fact, Atomic Samurai states that the only reason why Iairon seemed to be struggling so much is because he stubbornly kept attacking Rhino Wrestler's horn, the strongest part of the monster's body.
  • Cool Helmet: Until it gets quickly destroyed.
  • Dub Name Change: In Japan his name is "Iaian", while the Viz translation romanizes it into "Iairon".
  • Handicapped Badass: After he gets his arm blown off fighting Melzalgard, he's still considered the 2nd ranked A-Class Hero.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: After he and his fellow apprentices have difficulty fighting a group of mind-controlled mercenaries without hurting them, he decides to let Amai Mask handle them alone and leaves simply upon the Hero's insistence, not realizing the number one A-rank is a Sociopathic Hero who simply wanted the three of them out of the way in order to kill everyone without hindrance.
    • Averted in the redraw, where they turn back because they suspect Amai Mask might be up to something questionable.
  • Iaijitsu Practitioner: Fittingly enough.
  • Ideal Hero: In direct contrast to Amai Mask, Iairon does everything in his power to do the right thing. In many ways, Amai Mask is Iairon's opposite as they are both very beautiful men on the outside.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: His whole motif. In contrast to his Western-style plate armor, however, his sword and fighting technique are both Japanese-styled.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: After getting his arm blown clean off by Melzargard all he does is grin and bear it, too shocked at the speed and power of the attack to even wince.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is based on "iai" and "aian" (iron), referring both to his swordsmanship and his armored appearance.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Downplayed. When he loses his arm to Melzalgard, he's noticeably holding his maimed arm throughout the rest of the fight and sitting it out, but despite losing an arm he spends the rest of the fight holding himself together without screaming bloody murder and instead providing commentary.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: For his part in helping against the invasion (where he got pretty badly maimed) he got to tag along with the S-Class Heroes and Saitama when they're given an expensive vacation at a hotel.
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    3. Okama Itachi 

Okama Itachi

Debut: Chapter 50 (Webcomic), Chapter 44 (Manga)

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Atomic Samurai's second-best disciple. He is a cross-dressing swordsman (goes by masculine pronouns).


  • Agent Peacock: Very skilled, while dressed as a woman.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Was hesitant to fight Devil Long Hair because of how handsome he was.
  • Has a Type: Apparently he has fallen in love with a lot of beautiful, male monsters to the point that the other two apprentices can instantly tell he has fallen for Devil Long Hair. Given that he is attracted to Amai Mask, this is a rather subtle hint to Amai's true nature.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is a combination of "Okama" (transvestite) and "Kamaitachi" (sickle weasel).
  • Razor Wind: His specialty.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Dresses like a woman, and is on the side of the good guys. It helps that he's actually not bad-looking, and he wears a decent, tasteful outfit.

    4. Bushidrill 

Bushidrill

Debut: Chapter 50 (Webcomic), Chapter 44 (Manga)

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Atomic Samurai's third-best disciple. Although he looks like a typical ronin, he fights with a giant drill in lieu of a samurai sword.


    5. Heavy Tank Loincloth 

Heavy Tank Loincloth

Voiced by: Koichi Soma (Japanese), Paul St. Peter(English)

Debut: Chapter 45 (Webcomic), Chapter 39 (Manga)

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A muscular man who wears nothing but a loincloth. He was present when Garou began his Hero Hunt.


    6. Blue Fire 

Blue Fire

Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma (Japanese), Kyle McCarley (English), Ricardo Bautista (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 45 (Webcomic), Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

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A martial artist in a blue kung fu uniform with a flamethrower up the sleeve. He was present at the start of Garou's Hero Hunt.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Had his arm ripped off by Garou. He still has both arms in the Webcomic, so it seems to have been reattached.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Remarkably composed despite losing his arm to Garou before getting knocked out.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: It's not really his fault in the Webcomic, but him being the first well-known hero to stumble across Amai Mask in his monster form is incredibly bad luck. note 
  • Playing with Fire: He has fire powers, though it turned out that it was because of hidden flamethrowers.

    7. Magicman 

Magicman

Voiced by: Yuya Murakami (Japanese), Robbie Daymond (English)

Debut: Chapter 45 (Webcomic), Chapter 39 (Manga)

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A hero with a stage magic motif and a pigeon sidekick. He was present at the start of Garou's Hero Hunt.


  • The Beastmaster: Apparently has doves as strong as wolf level monsters in his hat as he's willing to send them to fight against monsters as a distraction.
  • Death Dealer: Attacks by throwing razor-sharp playing cards.
  • Dub Name Change: His original name is "Magic Trick Man", while the Viz translation shortened it to Magicman.
  • Magic Hat: It's magical enough to release dozens of birds from it as an attack.
  • Stage Magician: His motif, complete with a giant top hat with a question mark.

    8. Death Gatling 

Death Gatling

Voiced by: Kento Shiraishi (Japanese), Jarred Kjack (English)

Debut: Chapter 53 (Webcomic), Chapter 61 (Manga)

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A surly hero with a cross-shaped scar across his face and a gigantic gatling gun in place of his left arm. He gathers a team of A and B-Class heroes to defeat Garou before the S-Class can.


  • All for Nothing: He spent much of the battle against the giant octopus monster observing its actions in order to formulate a plan with the other A-Class Heroes to kill it. Then Flashy Flash showed up to kill it himself and render that planning useless.
  • Anime Hair: He looks like a typical Shōnen main character with his long unkempt spiky hair.
  • Arm Cannon: Of the "replaces limb" variety.
  • Awesome by Analysis: Death Gatling is very strategic when up against monsters.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Downplayed. While he fires far more bullets than a single person could realistically carry on their person, he does have a finite supply of ammunition. A limitation that Garou happily exploits to further humiliate him.
  • Face of a Thug: Despite his scary and hardened face, he is a man of righteousness.
  • Foil: To Garou, ironically. Both are fighting for the recognition of the "little guys" - however, Death Gatling's still fighting for prestigious heroes who are accepted by society. Garou is fighting for monsters and all other outcasts, the lowest of the low. Thus Garou finds his plight completely overblown and pathetic.
  • Gatling Good: His main weapon, which replaces his left arm.
  • Glory Hound: Downplayed. Gatling implicitly didn't alert any S-Class heroes to Garou's location because he wanted himself and the other A-Class heroes to get full credit, but not out of greed. Rather, he just wanted to prove that lower-ranked heroes are just as capable and demand respect.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He may be a hero, he may even refuse to Shoot the Hostage, but he won't hesitate to kill someone if he deems them too much of a threat. He tells Garou as much before unleashing his Death Shower on him.
  • Knife Nut: Carries a combat knife on his person as a last resort.
  • More Dakka: His ultimate attack, "Death Shower", unleashes every last bullet he has into a rain of death that annihilates everything in front of him so thoroughly it might as well be a Wave-Motion Gun. Of course, since it uses every last bullet in his arsenal, if his enemy somehow survives he's pretty much screwed.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: And he hates it. He keeps bringing together teams of lesser heroes to show the community that they are just as good as the S-Class heroes or to show, at the very least, that even lower-ranked heroes can protect people. His teams are almost always outdone or outright beaten. He claims that he doesn't care about rankings, but his speech to Garou just shows how insecure he is about being outdone at every turn.
  • Pride Before a Fall: As Garou points out, had Gatling actually called in an S-Class hero to back him and his team up, they likely would've actually been able to apprehend him.
  • "X" Marks the Hero: Has a large X-shaped scar on his face, and he is a member of the Hero Association.

    9. Tank-Top Vegetarian 

Tank-Top Vegetarian

Debut: Chapter 50 (Webcomic), Big Construction (Manga)

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A member of the Tank Topper Army. After being hunted by Garou, he enlists the entire Tank Topper Army to get revenge.

    10. Stinger 

Stinger

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Chris Hackney (English), Miguel Ángel Leal (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 24 (Webcomic), Chapter 23 (Manga), Episode 8 (Anime)

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Stinger is a popular fighter. He wears a tight black suit made of bandages and wields a spear called Bamboo Shoot. He fights wherever he needs to, from the invasion of the Seafolk to the counterattack on Garou.


  • Adaptation Expansion: He appears much more in the manga and anime than in the webcomic. For example, he never fought Garou in the webcomic.
  • Anime Hair: Unkempt spiky hair, so much that he looks like Hiruma.
  • Badass Normal: He has no special powers, just great athletic ability and that spear of his. While he does take a lot of damage in the process, he single-handedly took out most of the Sea King's underlings on his own. Each of them was, individually, ranked a Tiger-level disaster. The main reason he took any damage? Because he was worried that his ultimate attack would hurt the innocent bystanders cheering him on. Given that it one-shot four opponents in one go, he was probably right.
  • Blade on a Stick: His weapon is a pole with a spearhead-like bamboo shoot on the end.
  • Death from Above: Is able to rip off a cat monster's limb from above this way.
  • Expy: His outfit and fighting style make him resemble Lancer from Fate/stay night.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: The moment he sees the cat monster they were fighting was just a larger monster's spawn, he tells Lightning Genji they should retreat.
  • Reused Character Design: Looks like a black-haired Hiruma from Eyeshield21.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: While he is better than most examples, he is a wee bit on the egotistical side. During the Seafolk invasion, which was level Tiger, he thinks he fended off level God opponents, which are threats that can destroy the human race.

    11. Twin Tail 

Twin Tail

Debut: Chapter 93 (Manga)

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A Mega Twintails-haired, clown-themed hero. She is among the surface team in the Monster Association raid.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Whether or not she's actually blind, she can apparently handle juggling weapons while in battle with a blindfold on.
  • Disability Superpower: Wears a blindfold, suggesting she may actually be blind, and is aware of her surroundings with her hearing to the point she detects numerous monsters before they visibly appear.
  • Four Is Death: Has several dice holding her twin-tailed hair up that have the number 4 on all of their sides. This is emphasized when she slaughters several monster mooks.
  • Hammerspace: Twin Tails can hide several massive weapons such as swords in her sleeves.
  • Juggling Dangerously: Fights by juggling and throwing numerous balls, clubs, and sharp swords at enemies. Bonus points for doing it all with a blindfold on.
  • Sad Clown: Has this as a hero motif, complete with a single tear on her cheek.

    13. Great Philosopher 

Great Philosopher

Debut: Pork Cutlet Bowl (Manga)

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A muscular philosopher hero.


  • Canon Immigrant: He is one of many manga original characters who were later added to the webcomic.
  • Genius Bruiser: Hones his body as well as his mind, as evidenced by his ripped physique.
  • Martial Pacifist: Played for laughs. He always attempts to talk to and understand monsters, but since they never answer him he ends up beating them to death with his book instead.
  • Throw the Book at Them: While he tries to understand the feelings of monsters, he inevitably fails to get an answer and ends up beating them to death with his giant book instead.
  • The Worf Effect: Well over twice as strong as a bear and can take down a Tiger level threat with relative ease. When a large group of such monsters gang up on him though, he's left badly injured and has to be rescued by the Neo Heroes who he remarks on lacking skill, but nonetheless being stronger, faster and more resilient than him.

    16. Butterfly DX 

Butterfly DX

Voiced by: Soshiro Hori (Japanese), Joe Zieja (English)

Debut: Pork Cutlet Bowl (Manga)

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A hairy hero that flies around with giant butterfly wings. He is later one of Saitama's neighbors in the Hero Association apartments.


  • Attention Whore: Described as such by Forte. Indeed, he was one of the many heroes which tried to attack the monster that was devastating a police station in order to get a lot of credit, since it was an important emergency.
  • Winged Humanoid: He wears giant butterfly wings and seems to be able to fly with them.

    17. Lightning Genji 

Lightning Genji

Voiced by: Gen Sato (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn(English)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

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A hero who wears roller skates and fights using two stun batons.
  • Canon Foreigner: He doesn't exist in the original webcomic.
  • Dual Wielding: He wields two combat sticks that are charged with electricity. Both sticks are fairly short.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He retreated along with Stinger after realizing that what they fought was the child of an even bigger mysterious being.
  • Rollerblade Good: He uses a pair of roller skates during battles.
  • Shock and Awe: His Stun Batons harness electricity.

    20. Lightning Max 

Lightning Max

Voiced by: Soichiro Hoshi (Japanese), Ben Pronsky (English), Eleazar Muñoz (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 25 (Webcomic), Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

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A hero who fights with rocket-powered shoes. He is also a martial artist who practices the Hyper Karate style.


  • Adaptation Expansion: He is a more prominent character in the manga and anime than in the webcomic. Getting a A Day in the Limelight in the Super Fight Arc.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the giving end to Lin-Lin and one of The Three Crows.
  • Defiant to the End: Decides to go out swinging (or kicking in this case) against the Sea King even though he knew he didn't stand a chance.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the anime, he and Smile Man were sent to A-City at the start of the series to stop Vaccine Man, but they get battered and beaten by the monster with ease.
  • Extremity Extremist: Specializes in karate kicks. He uses multiple inbuilt mechanisms in his shoes that act to amplify the power of his kicks and create electrical discharges.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Comes back after the Martial Arts tournament to save Suiryu along with Snek, where it turns out he hadn't been wearing his special "Lightning Shoes" during the tournament.
  • Speaking Simlish: When he gets suddenly surprised, he just blurts out a string of completely random letters.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: Twice during his "fight" against the Sea King. Firstly, when he's punched all the way from the building he's standing on and through the window of the building on the opposite end of the street, he thinks "Ah, I am so dead." Secondly, when he decides to retreat from the fight only to see that the Sea King has caught up to him in the time it took for him to recover, he mutters a deadpan "Shit".
  • Tricked-Out Shoes: He wears a pair of special shoes with gunpowder and multiple inbuilt mechanisms, such as boosters, stored inside them.
  • The Worf Effect: In the tournament, both on the giving and on the receiving ends. First he defeated Lin Lin, demonstrating that A-Class heroes are stronger than the average fighter, then he was defeated in one hit by Suiryuu to show how much stronger he is.

    22. One-Shotter 

One-Shotter

Debut: Chapter 93 (Manga)

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A sniper who wields a .50 caliber rifle and wears an eyepiece. He is among the surface team in the Monster Association raid.


  • Boring, but Practical: Improbable Aiming Skills aside, he's just a guy with a gun big enough to kill monsters, no special powers needed.
  • Born Unlucky: Apparently, his gun ALWAYS jams at the most inopportune times.
  • Cold Sniper: An unusual example as he is friendly, but seems dreary and depressed. Played with as he is prone to panic when his gun jams.
  • Friendly Sniper: He's one of the few heroes actually in the rescue team because he is legitimately concerned for the child that the Monster Association kidnapped.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He's nearly killed by Nyan performing a Bullet Catch and Return on his attempted shot.
  • Humble Hero: After he shoots an enemy sniper, the surface team asks what the hell he was aiming at. He doesn't bother to explain that he just made a near impossible shot that saved Twin Tail's life.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: The man saw a monster sniper several blocks away on a skyscraper. After the sniper fired, One-Shotter fired his weapon, hit the enemy's projectile in mid-air, destroyed it, hit the scope of the sniper's rifle, and blew the guy's head away. Mind you that the sniper wasn't even aiming for him so to match the trajectory of the sniper's bullet and even see the damn thing to hit it midair and STILL hit his target's scope dead center is so beyond impossible that it's ludicrous. What is in that eyepiece of his?
  • Logical Weakness: Subverted and then played straight. Having a long unwieldy sniper rifle for a weapon, several monsters believe that he's helpless at close range and attempt to rush him, only for him to reveal he's so fast and skilled with it that he can shoot several targets near instantly even when they're almost on top of him. However, he only has the rifle for a weapon, so when it jams, which is apparently often, he becomes completely helpless till he can fix it.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: He uses an anti-material rifle, which is meant to penetrate tank armor and whose bullets turn into mini fragmentation grenades upon piercing through walls, on live flesh and blood targets. Needless to say, even monsters are reduced to a fine red mist when he shoots them.
  • Reliably Unreliable Guns: His gun apparently jams a lot, usually at the most inopportune times.
  • Not So Stoic: Comes off as cold, yet empathetic. He's not in it for the money, but to save lives. When confronted by monsters trying to melee him, he just shoots them point blank... until his gun jams and he runs panicking. Apparently, he doesn't have a holdout weapon.
  • Short-Range Long-Range Weapon: His sniper rifle makes him look unable to defend himself up close, but One-Shotter is very agile and handy enough to avoid strikes and shoot monsters in the head at the same time.

    24. Green 

Green

Debut: Chapter 96 (Webcomic), Chapter 93 (Manga)

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A lithe hero who can control plants. He is among the surface team in the Monster Association raid.


  • Body Horror: The poor guy has had plants growing inside his body since childhood, and his nervous system has actually fused with them.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Having plants growing inside you and parasitizing your nutrients is quite horrific, but Green can also control plants to fight monsters.
  • Green Thumb: Green has plants growing inside his body, and he can control them to bind monsters.

    25. Crescent Eyebroll 

Crescent Eyebroll

Debut: Chapter 96 (Webcomic), Witness (Manga)

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A hero with a gallant uniform and a crescent moon-shaped sword. He is among the surface team in the Monster Association raid.

    26. Golden Ball 

Golden Ball

Voiced by: Sato Arai (Japanese), Kaiji Tang (English), Luis Daniel Ramírez (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

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A hero who fires a variety of bullets using his high-tech slingshot. He was sent to face Kombu Infinity in Z-City, and was later hunted by Garou.


  • Abnormal Ammo: Spiky balls made of shape memory gold.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In the manga version, he gets an expanded version of his fight with Garou, covering an entire issue. He does considerably better than the webcomic implied, being the first A-Class hero to injure Garou, although he still loses in the end.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: His balls can ricochet off walls several times before hitting their mark.
  • Meaningful Name: His name can be read as testicles in the Japanese language.
  • Nice Hat: Golden Ball wears a beanie.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Pretends to be completely drunk to make Garou let his guard down then pulls a sneak attack once they're in an alley where he can ricochet his shots properly.
  • Weapon of Choice: Golden Ball fights with a slingshot, which is way deadlier than it sounds.

    27. Smile Man 

Smile Man

Voiced by: Takayoshi Yamaguchi (Japanese), Christian La Monte (English)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 1 (Anime)

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A hero with a smiley-face costume and a large kendama as his weapon. He was enlisted to help hunt Garou.


  • A Day in the Limelight: The Disaster Level Omake focuses on him and his brothers.
  • Drop the Hammer/Weaponized Ball: He uses a gigantic kendama (a type of toy with a hammer and a ball tied to it) as weapon.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the anime, he and Lightning Max were sent to A-City at the start of the series to stop Vaccine Man, but they get battered and beaten by the monster with ease.
  • Ironic Name: Despite calling himself "Smile Man" and covering himself with smiley faces, he himself is rarely ever seen actually smiling.
  • Shout-Out: Smile Man has an uncanny resemblance to El Chapulín Colorado, of all things. He even has a hammer as a weapon and similar costume. His brothers, Angry Man and Crying Man, share this design.
  • Sibling Team: Smile Man has two brothers who are also superheroes.

    28. Spring Mustachio 

Spring Mustachio

Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura (Japanese), David W. Collins (English), Ricardo Mendez (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

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A swordsman who fights with a rapier. He was sent to face Kombu Infinity in Z-City, and was later hunted by Garou.


  • Adaptation Expansion: In the Manga, he appears during the battle against Monster Association, fighting Black Sperm.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In the remake, he gets a chapter to himself fighting Garou after he tries to pull a Big Damn Heroes to save Golden Ball. It fails, but he comes off a lot better than he did in the original.
  • Almighty Janitor: Nichirin stated that the only reason Mustachio is at the bottom tiers of the A-Class heroes is because he settles for being there. Apparently, he could be an S-Class hero with his abilities, but his attacks are too destructive to use at full strength when there are civilians nearby. This is shown when he keeps up with the other master swordsmen while fighting Black Sperm.
  • Cool Old Guy: If his face is any indication, he's well past his prime. However, he fights equally among much younger A-Class heroes.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: He can coil his sword and launch the blade great distances, in addition to his mundane skill with the blade.
  • Royal Rapier: His elegance matches with his rapier, which can also extend to great lengths.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a tuxedo.

    29. Narcisstoic 

Narcisstoic

Voiced by: Uncredited (Japanese), Patrick Seitz (English)

Debut: Chapter 68 (Manga), Episode 19 (Anime)

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A self-styled "beautiful" hero who fights with fists and everything at his disposal as "beautiful combat art". He is among the surface team in the Monster Association raid.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He looks weird with his crescent moon-shaped head and flamboyant behavior, but he's an A-Class Hero who can fight monsters barehanded.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Sure he fights with his fists, but he's also shown bashing a monster with a concrete block and kneeing another one in the guts.
  • Dainty Combat: He prides himself on his "beautiful combat". It's anything but. The only thing that makes it "beautiful" is the fact that he tosses a rose in the air and catches it in his mouth, no matter how awkward of a posture he has to contort himself in to do so. During the time it's in the air anything goes.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: He's actually seen with other A-Class Heroes when facing the Hundred Eyed Octopus, but gets no attention like most of them thanks to being overshadowed by Flashy Flash and Tornado.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Narcisstoic seems to use anything available to him. He is seen using a concrete block to bash a monster's head in, and later is seen to have been using a street sign as a pole.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: He uses this technique against a monster.
  • Something About a Rose: Narcisstoic is introduced with a rose in his mouth. Impressively, he drops it and manages to defeat several monsters before it touches the ground, catching it at the last moment with his mouth again.
  • Unknown Rival: To Amai Mask. He introduces himself as Amai Mask's rival, but Amai Mask completely ignores him and instead focuses on Feather.

    30. Peach Terry 

Peach Terry

Voiced by: Uncredited (Japanese), Sam Riegel (English)

Debut: Lost Cat (Manga), Episode 19 (English)

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A swordsman who attempted to fight Hundred-Eyes Octopus.
  • Adapted Out: Doesn't appear in the anime version of the Hundred-Eyes Octopus fight.

    31. Forte 

Forte

Debut: Pork Cutlet Bowl (Manga)

A hero who listens to music and fights with the rhythm. He is one of Saitama's neighbors in the Hero Association complex.
  • Amusing Injuries: Hit by a car driven by the Blizzard group. He had it coming.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: He asks Blue if he isn't just as easy to replace like any other Neo Hero with Blue's lack of answer more or less proving Forte right.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: His fighting style isn't all that original, but it's apparently effective enough to land him in A-Class. Having his headphones on makes it impossible for him to hear what's coming up behind him though. Such as a car.
  • Berserk Button: Suggesting that working up a rhythm to fight seems pointless.
  • Break the Haughty: He started out as rather haughty and arrogant, but seeing Saitama's strength humbled him and made him and his friends, Butterfly DX and Chain'n'Toad, reject Neo Heroes' offer to switch over, due to them wanting to become stronger on their own way instead of relying on their technology as Faceless Goon.
  • Dance Battler: Fights his enemies by dancing to the beat of the music he listens to.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Gave up on his revenge plot after seeing Saitama unharmed after being thrown by Tornado.
  • Poor Communication Kills: He got hit by the Blizzard Group's car because he couldn't hear Saitama's warnings.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:: He gives a rather subdued and calm one to Blue by telling him that Blue doesn't really feel like a top-class hero due to being too young, too serious, too naive and lacking in actual charisma. He then goes further by noting that in spite of Neo Heroes' efficiency in killing monsters, the heroes themselves are easily replaceable, which includes Blue himself.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Demanded respect from Saitama for being his senior insofar as being a resident of the same apartment, despite being a year younger than him.

    32. Shadow Ring 

Shadow Ring

Debut: Chapter 93 (Manga)

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Click here to see her beneath the mask 
A ninja who wields a sword and practices ninjutsu techniques. Under the garb is a woman, and she is among the surface team sent to fight the Monster Association.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: She's actually very stout under her robes. Likely a fair amount of muscle mixed with body fat.
  • Compressed Hair: How exactly she gets her pigtails to not bulge under the hood is unknown, but impressive.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Under her mask and hood, she's shown to keep her hair in a pair of large pigtails.
  • Hidden Buxom: After Nyan's attack shreds her outfit, she's shown to be fairly busty under her clothes.
  • Highly Visible Ninja: Wears stereotypical ninja garb in broad daylight, but makes up for it by being very fast and surprisingly stealthy to get in her enemy's blind spots.
  • Multilayer Façade: Underneath her face-concealing mask and hood she wears a Domino Mask.
  • Mysterious Past: The only thing we know about her is that she isn't from Flashy Flash's village which is also a mysterious place. She is incredibly nervous around Flashy Flash as their villages are apparently rivals. If Flash was one of his village's more nasty members, he might have had it out for her. Despite his respect of her, she doesn't seem to want to take the risk of ticking him off, so she quickly excuses herself from his presence (that or she has a crush on him or something).
  • Ninja Brat: It is implied Shadow Ring is still inexperienced, especially compared to Flashy Flash.
  • Ninja Log: Uses one to fake having her head sliced open, though judging from her relief it was a close miss.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Her ninja garb does a good job of hiding her face and body, to the point that if it weren't for Flash offhandedly noting it, it would be easy to assume she's a man.
  • Super Speed: While nowhere near the level of Sonic or Flash, she pulls some pretty impressive feats of speed off while blitzing monsters in the Monster Association raid.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She doesn't have a lot of raw power, as she gets some of the lowest "scores" while fighting Rhino Wrestler, but her skills as a ninja are such that even Flashy Flash praises them.

    33. Doll Master 

Doll Master

Debut: Pork Cutlet Bowl (Manga)

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A puppet-themed hero.

    34. Feather 

Feather

Debut: Chapter 104 (Webcomic), Chapter 93 (Manga)

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A dark long-haired hero, with a fabulous costume and impossibly sharp claws.

    35. Air 

Air

Debut: Disaster Level (Manga)

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An Aborigine hero who fights with a boomerang.
  • Battle Boomerang: Wields a giant boomerang against monsters.
  • Impromptu Tracheotomy: Verbally mocks Pig God and gets instant karma by being shot in the throat by Evil Natural Water. He has to get a prosthetic voicebox which also makes him name very mildly ironic.
  • Single-Stroke Battle: He kills a Tiger-Level monster with a single throw of his boomerang.

    36. Chain'n'Toad 

Chain'n'Toad

Voiced by: Koichi Soma (Japanese), Robbie Raymond (English)

Debut: Chapter 95 (Webcomic), Pork Cutlet Bowl (Manga)

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A kusarigama-wielding martial artist who wears a frog mask as a cheap gimmick. He is later one of Saitama's neighbors in the Hero Association complex.
  • Blade on a Rope: Carries a chained weapon called a kusarigama to fight with.
  • Dub Name Change: His original name is "Kusarigama". He is also merely called "Chain Toad" in the Viz translation.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: In-universe; wearing that headgear makes him a little bit more popular amongst children.
  • Meaningful Name: His Japanese name "Kusarigama" is a pun on his weapon, since "gama" is also the word for the cattail plants that grow near wetlands.

    37. Snakebite Snek 

Snek

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English), Edson Matus (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 16 (Webcomic & Manga), Episode 5 (Anime)

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A martial artist of the Biting Snake Fist style who wears a protective snakeskin suit. Despite being one of the lowest-ranked A-Class heroes, he is also employed as a lecturer of prospective heroes.


  • Adaptation Expansion: He is a more prominent character in the manga and anime than in the webcomic. Getting a A Day in the Limelight in the Super Fight Arc.
  • Animal Motifs: Wears a snakeskin suit, utilizes a snake-based martial art style in combat (with a snake-shaped aura appearing around his hands when he uses his attacks), and his name is Snek. He also has a rather treacherous personality.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Thought he could newbie-crush Saitama... despite being told a few minutes ago that Saitama broke every single physical record in the Hero Association. He gets a little better by the tournament arc and accepts that there are people out of his league, but it's still there to an extent.
  • Bullying a Dragon: His attempt at hazing Saitama doesn't quite work out as well as he hoped it would. He does at least end up better than most of Saitama's foes.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor guy gets humiliated in one way or another whenever he appears. He does get a moment to shine in the tournament arc in the manga. He gets to kick some ass and even gets a chance to be heroic in a fight against impossible odds. Like the other heroes there, he gets his ass handed to him easily, but he at least gets to show he's no coward.
  • Cowardly Lion: Still tried to fight the Sea King even though he knew he wouldn't be able to harm it.
  • My Suit Is Also Super: His Snakeskin suit is actually made for him by the Hero Association from the skin of a monster he defeated. This suit protects Snek from suffering very serious injuries because it is highly resistant to any form of attack.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: While he did earn his A-rank, he's still the weakest within that rank.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His name is sometimes spelled "Sneck" instead.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: He gets one in the manga-exclusive tournament arc. In the first match his opponent assumed he was weak since he was the lowest ranking hero, but Snek defeats him easily. Afterwards he saves Suiryu's life along with Lightning Max, while he's wearing a special suit capable of deflecting attacks.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He's been on both ends of this. He underestimated Saitama and tried to newbie-crush him because he was only C rank, despite being told that he had just broken every record in the physical exam. And in the manga-exclusive tournament arc, his opponent assumed he was weak since he was the lowest ranking hero. Snek is quick to correct that he is only the lowest ranking hero in A-Class.

    40. Suiko 

Suiko

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A diligent young martial artist, and Suiryu’s younger sister. Suiko wants to prove herself to be superior to her big brother and his playboy ways, attempting to combat the slacker image being associated with her family’s legacy.
  • Action Girl: A given, as a martial artist and later crime-fighting hero. Her primary goal in the Hero Association is to increase her strength until she reaches the S-Class so she can bring the prestige to her family name.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: As is traditional for the series due to the artistic gap between ONE and Murata, her good looks are given more emphasis in the manga. To be fair to ONE though, unlike Tatsumaki and Fubuki, she was already rather cute in the webcomic due to his own Art Evolution and this time the upgrade was mostly restricted to her body.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: In the webcomic, she first appears during the Supreme Hero arc, where she volunteers to join the Hero Association in place of her deceased grandfather, while in the manga, she first appears during the Monster Association arc, visiting Suiryu in hospital.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She keeps her hair trimmed into a short pixie-cut, contrasting nicely with her brother's Long-Haired Pretty Boy look.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Like Suiryu, she definitely has some degree of Super Strength, Super Reflexes, and durability that she obtained just from training, as she demonstrates during her fight with a Killer Robot. However, she's not quite on the same level as her brother and gets placed only in A-Class when she joins the Hero Association, much to her chagrin.
  • Drunken Master: While she practices the same Void Fist martial arts as her brother, she can also loosen her movements up and enhance her power with alcohol and unleash the Drunk Tiger style. This makes her unpredictable enough to fake out a Killer Robot that had already analyzed her previous moves and successfully land herself a few hits. Funnily enough, as detailed under Mythology Gag, this aspect of her was actually ripped from an early concept of Suiryu.
  • Fish out of Water: It is implied that she spent so much time training that she is out of touch with the outside world which is why she joined the Hero Association which has fallen on hard times instead of the Neo Heroes who are currently overtaking them.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: As you can easily imagine, she's the Responsible to Suiryu's Foolish. While Suiryu barely trains and spends most of his time living like a playboy, Suiko trains hard to bring honor to their departed grandfather and master and she consistently berates her brother for his lax attitude towards life. More pronounced in the webcomic, where Suiryu's later introduction into the plot has caused him to miss out on the character development his manga counterpart experienced.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: While her brother, Suiryu, is a carefree playboy and strong enough to be in the lower ranks of S-Class, Suiko is a diligent martial artist who is strong enough to be in A-Class, but not S-Class material... yet at least. Although this is downplayed since she is still rather young.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: When she finds Saitama to thank him for saving her life and asks him to train together, Suiryu assumes that they're interested in each other and gives his approval as a Shipper on Deck due to Saitama's strength. Suiko is not amused.
  • Mythology Gag: In the drafting phase for Suiryu ONE stated he initially planned for the character to be a drunken master martial artist but the concept was dropped; Suiko is then created and ONE places the drunken master schtick on her instead.
  • Nice Girl: While she has a bit of a mischievous streak when interacting with her brother, she's generally an easy-going and kind girl and, unlike most others, was quick to see Saitama's worth and thank him for saving her in a fight earlier.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks a lot like her older brother who was already a bishonen.
  • Women Are Wiser: Though she has a naive streak, she generally is more down to earth than Suiryu and has both loftier ambitions and a stronger sense of duty.

    Heavy Kong 

Heavy Kong

Voiced by: Uncredited (Japanese), Chris Tergliafera (English)

Debut: Chapter 20 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

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A barbaric hero who fights with his bare hands.

B-Class Heroes

    B-Class Heroes (in general) 
They are the third-highest rank in the Hero Association. There are 101 heroes in this class.
  • The Mafia: A good number of heroes in B-Class work for Fubuki in her little gang. Their reasons for joining and loyalty to her seem to vary wildly.

    1. Fubuki (Hellish Blizzard) 

Fubuki

Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese), Laura Post (English), Jocelyne Robles (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 47 (Webcomic), A New Wind Blows (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

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Blizzard is the number one B-Class of the Hero Association and Tornado's younger sister. Also an esper, Blizzard is overshadowed by her older sister and has confidence problems because of it. She has built a mob of yakuza-like underlings called the Blizzard Bunch to make herself feel better, but an encounter with Saitama shatters her illusions.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Far more attractive in the more detailed reboot. In the original she was androgynous at best; in the redraw she has a much more curvy figure.
  • Almighty Janitor: Blizzard remains in B-Class despite being worthy of the higher ranks of A-Class. It's explained that she has low self-confidence and fears not being the number 1.
  • Armor-Piercing Response: It's hard to tell from the artwork of the webcomic, but Fubuki appears devastated when Saitama refers to her as just an acquaintance.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority:
    • She uses her high rank in the B-Class to amass a mob-like organization of lower ranking B-Class heroes and rule over them like a yakuza boss.
    • A Volume 9 omake has the Blizzard Group pooling money to get a car, mostly through part-time jobs (having misinterpreted Blizzard's idea). Blizzard, however, was out bounty hunting (which was what she actually meant by checking out flyers) and earned over a third of the required funds by herself. She EARNED her rank.
  • The Atoner: She is this after revealing her Dark and Troubled Past, wanting to change herself and be a better person.
  • Big Little Sister: To Tornado. Child Emperor mistakes her for the older sister, and so does Do-S.
  • Born Unlucky: Feels that she is doomed to always pale in comparison to her sister. The fact that in her childhood she was always being bullied by the kids, and that no one wanted to play with her because her older sister was known to be dangerous by other kids, didn't help her state of mind. However, it is revealed before her psychic powers manifested properly that her older sister received WAY worse than her.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Tells her subordinates that she's disbanding the Blizzard Group and coldly tells them that they're weak. It's obvious she's doing it to protect them from Tornado.
  • Breakout Character: Became very popular shortly after her debut to the point where she's had original chapters focusing on her or the Blizzard Group, had a brief cameo in the first season of the anime, and got a special OVA focusing on her.
  • Character Development: She starts off as a haughty, conceited jerk who is clearly taking out her frustrations over her sister on other people by either forcing them to be her goons or threatening them. After befriending Saitama she genuinely wants to change herself, starting with finally standing up to her sister.
  • Clothing Damage: In the fight with Do-S the back of her dress is ripped when the monster attacks her from behind.
  • Combat Stilettos: Though since she can do Power Floats with ease she can get away with it. It turns out one of her hobbies is collecting high heels.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Has had a few special chapters focusing on her or the Blizzard Group, as well as the fifth OVA.
  • Declining Promotion:
    • Despite her psychic powers making her more than qualified to be in the upper A-Class ranks, she stays in B-Class to control the B-Class heroes so she can try and surpass Tornado, and it's impossible for her to reach A-Class Rank 1 with Atomic Samurai's three disciples taking Ranks 2-4 and Amai Mask taking Rank 1.
    • After fighting with her sister and then the Blizzard group declaring they would get stronger to be worthy of being her underlings, Blizzard has decided to start moving up the A-Class ladder.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Part of her arc, going from distant and bossy to a more compassionate, caring person.
  • The Don: Sort of — Class B has become an almost Mafia-like system due to all the strong Class Bs being loyal to her, and basically forcing the other heroes into working in B-Class for the rest of their career since she kept the number 1 spot.
  • Dub Name Change: In the original translations her name is "Fubuki" and her hero title is "Blizzard of Hell"; the Viz translation changes her name to "Blizzard" and her title to "Hellish Blizzard".
    • Her personal squad were originally "The Blizzard Group", which got changed to "The Blizzard Bunch".
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Shows up in the anime at the end of episode 6 receiving word of Kombu Infinity in Z City.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In the past, when Vice-President Psykos wanted President Blizzard's evil organization to Kill All Humans instead of just Take Over the World, the rest of the organization was opposed because that was too evil even for them. Somewhat subverted for past-Blizzard herself, though, as she only opposed Psykos just because there'd be no normal humans left for her to look down on if they did that.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: She was this in the past. When Psykos wanted to change their club's goal from Take Over the World to Kill All Humans, Blizzard was opposed because then there'd be no one left for Blizzard to look down on. The disagreement quickly became violent.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: She has the same green eyes as her sister Tornado, showing that they are related, although Blizzard's eyes are a bit darker.
  • Family Theme Naming: Blizzard and Tornado are named after windstorms.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Fubuki's robe clings so much to her body that her hips, butt, and navel become very pronounced.
  • French Jerk: Not to the same extent as her older sister, but Fubuki has her moments of abrasiveness. According to ONE, she and Tatsumaki would be French in real life.
  • Friendless Background: As a child she couldn't make any friends, her sister having scared away everyone in the neighborhood.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: With her power, she was meant for great things and would've been the number 1 of many things in life. Sadly, her sister came first, and being a super-powerful Esper in her own right, she completely eclipsed her in everything. This causes a little friction in that Blizzard firmly believes the power has gone to her sister's head and made her the aloof, alone jerk she is today.
  • Heel–Face Turn: She's a genuine albeit flawed hero in the present day. In the past, as a student, she was president of a club of super powered people whose goal was to take over the world. Exactly why it was disbanded isn't mentioned. Maybe it simply ended after the violent schism between Blizzard and the vice-president, Psykos.
  • Heroic Willpower: She is the first person that is able to resist Do-S's mind control.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: She's actually much stronger than B-Class and gets to show this off during the Raid on the Monster Association and subsequent arcs. She remains in B because of....
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Feels very insecure about her abilities, so she stays a B-Class while surrounding herself with weaker subordinates, despite having abilities that could easily put her in the top ten of Class A. Hilariously, even after accepting that Saitama was far stronger than her, she still refers to him, and by association Genos, as her underlings.
  • Kirk Summation: Gets one from Saitama, although it's just him telling her that no matter how many B-Class heroes she has below her, they won't be able to save her from an overpowering monster. Sure enough, while she can hold her own against Demon-level Monsters by herself, when dealing with an outbreak of mysterious beings affiliated with the Monster Association she finds herself at her wits' end against Do-S when her subordinates and other HA affiliates threaten to overwhelm her. Saitama's cryptic words even come ringing back into her mind during the whole shebang, although she angrily rebuffs the mental recall. It happens again when Garou appears and thoroughly trounces the S-Class heroes in quick succession. All she can do is hide, knowing she isn't strong enough to even be worth Garou's attention, but not ever being certain.
  • Knife Nut: Carries around a box cutter in case she needs to resort to melee.
  • Lady of War: The elegant and professional leader of B-Class who is more than qualified for A-Class, she has a graceful style of fighting using psychokinesis.
  • Little Sister Instinct: When Do-S says that she wants to use Blizzard to lure Tornado and harm her, she becomes enraged and beats Do-S up.
  • Meaningful Name: In one of the flashbacks, someone calls her "president Blizzard" (Fubuki means "Blizzard"), implying that just like her sister's, her Hero name is also derived from her actual real name.
  • Mind over Matter: Although not nearly as powerful as her sister Tornado, Blizzard is a skilled esper. She has been shown to mainly use her psychokinesis when fighting an opponent, throwing rocks, pebbles and various other items at her target, or manipulating their surroundings to her advantage to impede or crush them. Through her constant research and quest for versatility and innovation, Blizzard has learned notions that not even her sister knows about, such as that resistance to psychokinesis is directly linked to one's willpower.
  • A Mother to Her Men: While her methods to recruiting them are a bit questionable, it's clear that most of her subordinates follow her because they WANT to. She even says she didn't mind bringing in dangerous bounties as it was for the Blizzard Group and genuinely cares about them.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Amusingly classifies as this despite Blizzard wearing a full body dress and fur coat. It's just that her dress is extremely form fitting making her curves visible. She's gorgeous and there's frequently a lot focus put on her body. An illustration in Volume 9 shows her in her underwear, and multiple chapters' covers have her posing in a bikini.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Make no mistake, Blizzard is one of the most powerful people on the planet (and one of only a handful of people with psychic abilities), but she's unfortunately outclassed by her far more talented sister. And obviously by Saitama.
  • Picky Eater: Counts calories when ordering at a restaurant.
  • Pretty in Mink: Often wears a fur jacket she uses as a Coat Cape.
  • Psychic Link: She can sense her sister's presence, and could tell when she was incapacitated by the Monster Association.
  • Rank Up: After the much needed personal developments Fubuki went through in the Psycho Sisters arc, a while later on during the Neo Heroes arc it is shown Fubuki has risen to A Class, moving away from her obsession with remaining the 1st rank B Class hero to maintain the pretense of being the first at something, while Fubuki truly feared she couldn't be the first in any other class as result of her inferiority superiority complex over Tatsumaki.
  • She's Got Legs: It seems to run in the family.
  • Shrinking Violet: When she was little, no doubt due to her abilities. And her sister.
  • The Smurfette Principle: One of the very few women in the Hero Association.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: If you look closely, Blizzard looks quite similar to Tornado, from the green eyes to the face structure. It's implied that Tornado would have had a similar face to her sister, had she grown up normally.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Fittingly, she's typically cold and professional like how a mafia don would act. However, she also has a soft side, like when she smiles for Lily when it's clear she was worried about what Blizzard was doing to earn money for the group.
  • They Really Do Love Each Other: She may think Tornado is a crazy psychopath out to ruin her life, but she still does love her. When Blizzard at one point goes all out against her sister she panics at whether she might have actually gone too far and hurt her. The Manga adaptation by Murata doubles down on this trope during the Monster Association arc, in the original Webcomic Blizzard didn't really show any concern about her sister until she couldn't feel her psychic powers, where as in the manga Blizzard spends a good chunk of the arc trying to help her sister and to stop her from going overboard.
  • Tsundere: Aside from her Sugar-and-Ice Personality, Blizzard can get easily irritated by Saitama who often berates her for having an ego. Still, in her private moments she does acknowledge just how powerful Saitama is and is seen to hang out with him and his friends.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Blizzard keeps underestimating Saitama, treating him as if he should serve her, even after knowing just how strong he is. Not that it works in her favor. Still, Saitama and Blizzard do have a relatively friendly relationship.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Despite Blizzard insisting Saitama is her underling and Saitama being annoyed with Blizzard bugging him to join the Blizzard Group, it's clear the two of them have developed a sense of camaraderie.
  • Weak, but Skilled:
    • Her Esper Powers count as this, as she manages to defeat Psykos by diverting a psychic attack she otherwise couldn't handle by using a spinning barrier of carefully controlled psychic waves. However, her sister, Tornado, figured out how to perform the same trick a long time ago, and to a much greater extent.
    • Her physical power-rating, as shown by Child Emperor's device, was a mere 19, way below C-Class and even below an average Hero Association staff member. However, her psychic abilities can't be measured and those are the real reason she's so powerful.
  • Willfully Weak: Or willfully in a lower rank. Blizzard has power equivalent to a high A-Class, but doesn't believe she could be at the top. Tornado surmises she has the potential to be S-Class alongside her, but believes there's something mentally holding back her potential. Tornado incorrectly surmises it's her friends and associates, it's actually fear and feelings of inferiority to her older sister.
  • Wolverine Publicity: A Downplayed example, but in the manga, she appears in art panels in issues she doesn't even appear in. Perhaps a bit of indulgence by Murata.
  • Yakuza: A heroic example. Because Blizzard remains in the number 1 spot in this class and prevents any other heroes from advancing to A-Class, she controls the B-Classes in this type of manner.
  • Younger Than They Look: Played with. She is 23 and looks her age, but is actually the younger sister of Tornado, who is 28 despite looking like a child.

    2. Eyelashes 

Eyelashes

Voiced by: Yoshiaki Hasegawa (Japanase), Sean Chiplock (English), Luis Leonardo Suárez (Latin American Spanish)

Debut: Chapter 41 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

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The second-in-command of the Blizzard Bunch, noted for his long eyelashes.


  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He and Wild Monkey attempt to defeat Saitama, but are defeated by a Megaton Punch.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Is absolutely revolted by how Saitama made it to A-Class. He gets a little better about it when Glasses makes it B-Class rank 20 without the Blizzard Group's help, but he still tries to test him first by launching a kick at his head.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He is seen using eyelash curlers as weapons when Blizzard ordered him and Wild Monkey to attack Saitama. Turns out he can change their shape at will and transforms them into some wicked looking needle-like blades when he prepares to fight Tatsumaki.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a suit and tie, apparently the Blizzard Group's uniform.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Parodied — Eyelashes is a guy, he just has nice long eyelashes and a ponytail.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is fiercely loyal to Blizzard and obeys her orders immediately.

    3. Wild Monkey 

Wild Monkey

Voiced by: Shinya Hamazoa (Japanese), Imari Willaims (English)

Debut: Chapter 41 (Manga), Episode 6 (Anime)

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The third-in-command of the Blizzard Bunch.
  • The Big Guy: He is a very tall man with great physical strength, which is shown when he crushes a big rock with his bare hands.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He and Eyelashes attempt to defeat Saitama, but are defeated by a Megaton Punch.
  • Dub Name Change: His original Japanese name is "Mountain Ape", but Viz changed it to "Wild Monkey" instead.
  • Meaningful Name: An alternate way to translate his name is "country bumpkin."
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Shocked and appalled at Saitama's elevated status.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Wears a suit and tie, apparently the Blizzard Group's uniform.

    6. Wild Horn 

Wild Horn

Voiced by: Keisuke Hamaoka (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)

Debut:

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An armored hero with a powerful pile driver on his wrist. He joined Death Gatling in the hunt for Garou.
  • A Father to His Men: He seems to care about his subordinates and vows to protect them.
  • Canon Foreigner: He doesn't exist in the original webcomic and debuts in a manga bonus-story together with his squad.
  • Cool Mask: Wild Horn wears a mask with large horns on both sides that cover his face.
  • Pile Bunker: Wild Horn wields a pile driver called the "Pile Bison" that he redesigned to specialize in hero work. Pile Bison is strong enough to destroy trees.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He underestimates Saitama due to his appearance.

    20. Glasses 

Glasses

Voiced by: Taito Ban (Japanese), Billy Kametz (English)

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A dedicated hero and former member of the Blizzard Bunch. He joined Death Gatling's crusade for Garou.


  • Canon Foreigner: He doesn't exist in the original webcomic and debuts in a manga bonus-story.
  • Dub Name Change: In the English dub of the anime he is called "Megane", which just means "glasses" in Japanese.
  • Foil: Shares many similarities with Saitama. Both start as average guys who want to become powerful heroes, but unlike Saitama, Glasses once took the easy road by joining the Blizzard Group. Now that he's left them to do heroism solo, he is training on his own in a colorful tracksuit and nothing but his fists, just like the young Saitama.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has scars all over his forearms from fighting monsters after leaving the Blizzard Bunch.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: After reaching B-Class he begins losing self-confidence, believing that he and other average people have limits and cannot keep up with people who have natural born talent. He changes his mind after Saitama saves him.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Wanting to become a hero, Glasses trains hard in order to become one. He was just an office worker.
  • Megane: It's his most recognizable quality, as well as his hero nickname.
  • Non-Action Guy: Garou originally thought he was one and targeted him as the weak link in Death Gatling's hero team. He winds up surprised when Glasses manages to counter his attack and fight back, and before Garou can correct himself and get serious he's forced on the defensive by the other heroes again.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He reappears with other heroes as a part of a team led by Death Gatling to ambush the injured Garou. He acts as support and fighter hero for the group, with various roles such as refilling the arrow bag for Shooter, but shows he is capable of defending himself when Garou attacks him. And even when Garou defeats him and the rest of the team, Glasses manages to send an emergency signal to Genos, who promptly arrives. It gets him promoted from Rank 21 to Rank 20.

    25. Pink Hornet 
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A B-Class Rank 25 professional hero for the Hero Association. She is also nicknamed The Shopping Street of Techniques.

    29. Double Hole 

Double Hole

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A martial artist wearing a nose-mounted energy blaster. He is among the surface team in the Monster Association raid.
  • Blow You Away: Double Hole inhales deeply, before releasing the air as a powerful wind to knock away monsters. It is powerful enough to create a visible crater upon impact.
  • Cool Mask: It is stretching the definition of cool, but the mask is a weapon that creates powerful gusts of air.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: Double Hole uses an unnamed martial art which seems to involve noses somewhat. One of his techniques is to put his fingers inside a monster's nose to make him trip.

    43. Gun Gun 

Gun Gun

Voiced by: Ryo Sugisaki (Japanese), Tim Friedlander (English)

Debut: 81 (Manga), 22 (Anime)

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A cowboy who dual-wields revolvers. He helps Death Gatling corner Garou.


    50. Jet Niceguy 

Jet Niceguy

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A man-turned-cyborg thanks to winning the lottery. After getting trashed by the Deep Sea King, he reappears with an upgraded body to help fight the Monster Association.


  • Adaptation Expansion: He is a more prominent character in the manga and anime than in the webcomic. Getting a bigger role in the Monster Association Arc.
  • Anime Hair: In his new "reborn" form, his hair is combed into large spikes.
  • Boxing Battler: He mainly fights with his fists, protected by boxing gloves.
  • Cool Shades: Sunglasses hide his eyes constantly. His first ones were boxy, but the new ones during the Monster Raid arc possess a more dynamic shape.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal!: Like Genos, he can shrug off a lot of damage thanks to being a cyborg that can be easily repaired.
    "Snake Fist" Snek: Calm down. He's a cyborg. He's not necessarily dead.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: During the Sea King's attack on the shelter, he rushed in alone to attack him instead of waiting for Snek's signal, and was subsequently Impaled with Extreme Prejudice.
  • Mysterious Past: All we know about him is that he won the lottery as a lowly C Class and turned himself into a cyborg. He hardly talks and gets little screen time except being destroyed. In addition, we don't know where he got his enhancements and the Organization is known for creating cyborgs... There is no evidence to suggest he's a spy or a traitor, but since we don't know who worked on him, it is suspicious.
  • Nice Guy: Presumably, although we haven't seen much of his personality. It's even in his name.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Despite being a Cyborg, he is only about average in the second weakest class. It's also clear his abilities and cybernetics aren't on the same level as Genos, as the battle against the Deep Sea King proved.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In a fashion, he has modified his cyborg body since the fight against the Sea King.

    56. Darkness Blade 

Darkness Blade

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A young swordsman with an ornate suit of black armor and a longsword.


    60. Needle Star 

Needle Star

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A delinquent who masterfully wields a meteor hammer. He is among the heroes sent to fight the Monster Association.
  • Coat Cape: His coat is like this most of the time.
  • Delinquent Hair: Sports a jagged spiky hairline, making him look aggressive.
  • Epic Flail: Needle Star wields a meteor hammer with great skills, as he can aim for specific spots but effortlessly redirect the metal ball.
  • Japanese Delinquents: His overall theme as a Hero, and probably person. He was part of Blizzard's gang, but was thrown out for causing fights.
  • Oral Fixation: He is seen chewing a gum during his introductory fight.

    71. Captain Mizuki 

Captain Mizuki

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A former Olympic track-and-field athlete turned hero. She is on the surface team in the battle with the Monster Association.
  • Amazonian Beauty: She's tall and athletic enough that her muscles are visible, yet still noticeably curvy and feminine.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her hero outfit being just a crop top and short shorts means her stomach is constantly exposed, showing off her prominent well-built abs.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Not to the extent of Superalloy, but she's strong enough to fling a man-sized monster like a flail, and crush two more with arm and thigh strength while grappling. The numerous medals she wears suggests she took the gold in many competitions due to this.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Downplayed. Her track and field and wrestling moves do cover a lot of situations, but as soon as she is forced out of her comfort spot, she cannot do anything.
  • Expy: Of Michelle Jenneke.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: One of her techniques is to impale a monster with her trick weapon in javelin form, then transform it into a handle hooked inside the monster to recreate a hammer throw, bashing monsters around her at the same time.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: A lot of her combat maneuvers are based on track and field activities.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A lot of panels focus on showing off her muscular yet feminine figure, especially her thighs and rear. She even gets a chapter cover in the manga specifically to show her off.
  • Murderous Thighs: Her legs are strong enough to crack open a watermelon monster.
  • Nice Girl: Outside of combat, she is extremely amiable and encouraging towards her fellow heroes, even clasping her hands in prayer when Child Emperor heads back into danger.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: All her moves are based off track and field events as well as a few grapple-based wrestling moves.
  • Sensual Spandex: Her outfit is basically a sleeveless crop top and very short shorts, both hugging her body tightly. Murata even redrew some shots of her in chapter 94 to make her shorts even shorter.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She towers over several other male characters and boy, is she a beauty.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: She carries around a baton that can transform into a variety of tools that help her fight as if she was performing Olympic competitions.

    74. Triple-Staff Lilly 

Triple-Staff Lily

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Voiced by: Ari Ozawa (Japanese), Erika Harlacher (English)

The only woman in the Blizzard Bunch. She wields a three-section staff.


  • All There in the Manual: A lot of information about her was revealed on Murata's Twitter feed.
  • Art Evolution: Started out looking like a generic background character but has a far more distinct design in later chapters.
  • Ascended Extra: Didn't speak a word until the Blizzard Group special chapter.
  • Canon Immigrant: Began as a manga-only character, but has since appeared in the webcomic.
  • Distaff Counterpart: As noted under foil, she can be considered one for Genos.
  • Fangirl: Of Blizzard, whom she hero-worships.
  • Foil: In a way she is one to Genos. Both are teenaged Hero-Worshipper towards another hero who is much more powerful than them. Both Genos and Lily's heroes, Saitama and Blizzard respectively, end up taking them under their wing, with Genos being Saitama's disciple and Lily joining the Blizzard group.
  • Fake Boobs: Murata revealed that if her bust seems too big for a 14-year-old, it's because she is using a brassiere pad due to her admiration towards Blizzard.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's a B-Rank at fourteen.
  • Multicolored Hair: Black with bright blue highlights, meant to evoke multi-colored lilies.
  • Sharp Dressed Woman: A pinstriped suit no less.
  • Simple Staff: Wields a sansetsukon.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only woman in the Blizzard Group aside from Blizzard herself.

    77. Bone 

Bone

Debut: Pork Cutlet Bowl (Manga)

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A hero clad in a skeleton-themed bodysuit. He drinks copious amounts of milk to allegedly increase his bone density.
  • Adapted Out: In the anime he has a short cameo on a screen at the Hero Association base, but his entire scene against Hundred-Eyes Octopus is cut.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Goes into great detail about how Hundred-Eyes Octopus is a threat. Red Muffler doesn't appreciate it.
  • Cool Mask: Shows off a cool skull design.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Despite wearing a creepy skeleton costume, he is anxious to defeat monsters and make his name known.
  • Power-Up Food: He drinks milk to increase his bone density, up to four times as normal... or at least, that's what he says.

    81. Tank-Top Blackhole 

Tank-Top Blackhole

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Voiced by: Atsushi Imaruoka (Japanese), Joshua Tomar (English), David Allende (Latin American Spanish)

A Tank Topper who is buddies with Tank-Top Tiger.


  • Blatant Lies: At one point when attempting to get the people to hate Saitama, he tries to make it seem like Saitama was going to lash out against him even though Saitama hadn't made a single physical movement.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Running a smear campaign against Saitama can go two ways: You either get ignored or get destroyed.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Blackhole is a rather strong individual, boasting a grip strength of 200 kilos.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Saitama dispatches him as easily as you'd expect.
  • Dirty Coward: When Saitama catches his hand and squeezes, Blackhole immediately says that he gives up and that he's sorry for lying. Although given how strong Saitama is, it might be causing legitimate pain...
  • Jerkass: When Saitama had prevented a meteor strike but hadn't been able to prevent its fragments from decimating a lot of the city note , he takes this as a chance to prop himself up by tearing down Saitama.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Saitama could have avoided a great deal of destruction if instead of smashing the meteor with brute force he harnessed his force to push it back out into space. You really can't blame the citizens for being angry considering the resulting debris destroyed their entire town.

    93. Mushroom 

Mushroom

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A mushroom-themed hero.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Mushroom's gender is not specified and no one seems to know what it is.

    Pineapple 

Pineapple

Debut: Chapter 55 (Manga)

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A pineapple-themed hero. He and Mohican try and fail to keep Waganma safe from the Monster Association.


  • Cool Shades: Has a black visor.
  • Failure Hero: He and Mohican completely failed to stop Rhino Wrestler from abducting Waganma.

C-Class Heroes

    C-Class Heroes (in general) 
They are the lowest and weakest class in the Hero Association. Because of the large amount of heroes in C-Class, if any hero is inactive for one week, then they are removed from the Hero Registry. In order for them to maintain their quota, they usually deal with minor crimes such as purse snatchers, robbers, and street assailants. There are a total of 390 heroes in this class.
  • Becoming the Mask: A lot of C-Class heroes, especially in the lower rankings, are encountered in crowds wearing Civvie Spandex or straight-up normal clothes. Some are even shown to have other jobs. It seems to imply that C-hero work is more or less an Uber-Cops and only becomes a full time job when you get enough work or become popular enough that being your alter ego isn’t profitable anymore.
  • Cowardly Lion: If a group of civilians is in danger, they'll try to help the people despite their fears.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Despite some of them being ridiculous, they're still capable of fighting back as long as the threat isn't too powerful for them.
  • Failure Hero: Rarely do we see the C-Class actually defeat any monsters.
  • Glory Seeker: Most of them are more concerned about ranking up and getting attention.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: If the threat is too dangerous for them, some of them know when not to get involved.
  • Non-Powered Costumed Hero: Many of them seem to have no superhuman powers at all, Mumen Rider being the most obvious example (although his powers may have been overshadowed by the strong enemies he's faced onscreen).
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Most or some of them will team up to deal with a threat. Eyelashes describes them as the "alliance of C-Classes who often act in groups".

    1. Satoru (Mumen Rider) 

Mumen Rider

Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese), Robbie Daymond (English), Dan Frausto (Latin American Spanish)

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(while bleeding heavily) It's not about winning or losing! It's about taking you on, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

The top-ranked C-Class hero, Mumen Rider (real name Satoru) is a cyclist who earned his rank by doing just about any good deed he sees. Unlike most other heroes, he has no superpowers nor any real fighting ability, but more than makes up for that with courage and willingness to face off against any threat no matter how great or small.


  • Action Survivor: By the standards of the series, he's just a completely average guy with a bike — one that isn't even especially tricked-out. It's just a good, solid multi-terrain, mid-range bike. He has no special powers nor is he a particularly amazing fighter, but what he lacks in strength he makes up in resolve (as long as he can reach them).
  • Almighty Janitor: Played With. Apparently he's done a lot of heroic things, allowing him to move up to B-Class, but he refuses to do so. It doesn't translate to him being more powerful though, it just means he's earned a place in B-Class, but would rather continue helping in C-Class.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Subverted for the most part, but as far as C-Class strength heroes go he's this, and that's mostly because he stops EVERY crime he sees while on patrol. All of them. Yet he's failed to save any person in the series (mostly what happens is the antagonistic thing of the week simply concentrates on beating up Mumen Rider while the original victim escapes). Nonetheless, his heroic resolve is quite amazing.
  • Boring, but Practical: He may not be a great fighter, he may not have any special powers, and he may just ride a normal multi-terrain bike, but he saves several people in City A during the Dark Matter Thieves attack, simply because he's a very good cyclist and his bike allowed him to search the ruined city for stranded survivors faster than someone could on foot, and his bike could navigate the ruins better than a motor vehicle.
  • By-the-Book Cop:
    • When attempting to hurry to the scene of the battle to fight the Sea King, he cursed his luck at having to stop at a red light. On an abandoned street, where no one would watch if he ran the light and there was no traffic to worry about, and he's responding to an emergency situation. He's following the law, but this also falls into Honor Before Reason. Though, he is forced to ride a bike because he broke traffic laws before and lost his motorcycle license.
    • So much so that he even stops Tanktop Master, a S-Rank hero, from beating the life out of Garou (by jumping into his attack, no less!) because it would be murder if he killed a street punk like that when Garou looks to have lost. Of course, Garou returns the favor by smashing his head into the concrete, but hey, you gotta give Mumen Rider props for his unwavering determination to do things legally.
  • The Cape: He may very well be the single most nobly heroic character in the entire series. He is brave, kind, encouraging, and when the chips are down, he will never fail to stand between the Monster of the Week and any potential victims nearby, regardless of his chances to actually win such an encounter. Only his status as the small fish in the pond keeps him from achieving a rank near the top of the Hero Association's hierarchy, though fittingly, he hardly seems to resent this. In fact, he may even prefer it as this allows him to engage with civilians much more openly than, say, King or Amai Mask could do. His idealism and courage are so great that even Saitama recognizes and praises him for his efforts.
  • Car Fu: A variation; his "Justice Crash" is just him running his bike into someone. It might work for a normal mugger and regular humans, but not much other than that.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Make no mistake, he's a lot stronger and much more durable than most humans. Even C-level Heroes are way above the average strength and toughness level of civilians according to Child Emperor. The problem is that most of the threats he faces are higher than Tiger level because he refuses to back down even if his opponents can annihilate skyscrapers with a single punch.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: He will always try his hardest to fight the monster of the week, no matter how powerful they are or how hopeless the situation may be. He never gives up the fight, which earns him Saitama's respect.
  • Declining Promotion: He declines the promotion to B-Class because he says he's not fit to be in that class.
  • Determinator: He is incredibly determined and never backs down, even at the cost of his own life. He is perfectly willing to give his own life if it means protecting innocent people from evil, even when it is clear he has absolutely no chance of success.
  • Determined Defeatist: As shown by his speech to the Sea King.
    Mumen Rider: No one expects much… not from me. They think a Class C hero won't be much help. I know that better than anyone! I'm too weak for… Class B. I'm not good enough. I know that much. I'm aware I have no chance of beating you. No one needs to tell me… anything like that! And yet… I must try. It's not about winning or losing! It's about me, taking you on, right here and right now!
  • Doomed Moral Victor: He and everyone know that he can't win against the deep sea monster kings or intergalactic conquerors that he goes up against, but it's his determination and fearlessness against such impossible odds that earn him the respect and admiration of the populace (and Saitama).
  • Dub Name Change: Sometimes called "Licenseless Rider" in English, a more literal translation of his name that unfortunately loses the Kamen Rider reference.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He used to ride a motorcycle, but he lost his license for going over the speed limit while helping people, hence his hero name.
  • Expy:
    • Of Kamen Rider, if that wasn't obvious.
    • More subtly of pre-training Saitama as well. He has the same convictions at heart, refuses to give up despite the overwhelming odds (though it worked out better for Saitama even before his training), and always does the right thing... though Rider takes it a bit overboard with his by-the-book thing. It's probably why the anime gives him a surprisingly large number of scenes despite not being able to actually do anything in major fights, and is why he's able to sympathize with Saitama far more than any other hero outside of Genos.
  • Failure Hero: Played for Laughs.
  • Fan of the Underdog: The only person to thank Saitama for defeating the Sea King (granted, one of the few who knew he was only pretending to be a fraud).
  • Foil: To Saitama. Saitama has the strength of a demi-god (or maybe even a full god); Mumen Rider is just an ordinary guy who rides a bike. Saitama receives almost zero respect from the Association and the world at large; Mumen Rider is loved and seen as an inspiration. Saitama is a "hero for fun", while Mumen Rider is an Ideal Hero who fights For Great Justice. Saitama is bored and often isolated as a result of his abilities; Mumen has drive to spare and regularly engages with all different kinds of people partly thanks to his abilities. Both look up to the other, but Mumen would likely turn Saitama's power level down in an instant, if offered it. The opposite may not be the case.
  • For Great Justice: His sub-title is "The Cyclist for Justice", most of his attacks incorporate justice in the names, and he even named his bike "Justice".
  • Hero Stole My Bike: Played with. Having a bike is his gimmick, and every time he gets trashed his bike usually gets bent horribly out of shape along with him, so he's given a new one.
  • Heroic Resolve: Actually goes up against the Sea King, knowing full well he's not strong enough to stop it, and delays it long enough for Saitama to show up and do his thing. Hell, Saitama even compliments him on it and tells him that in his eyes, he'll always be a true hero, no matter what rank he is.
  • Hold the Line: His entire job and a main part of his philosophy. He knows that he is weak (especially since he lost his main weapon, a motorcycle, when he lost his license for recklessly chasing down monsters). However, he holds fast to the idea that heroes have to stand up and fight, no matter the odds, because that's what being a hero means. He ends up holding the line just long enough for Saitama to arrive on the scene before there were civilian casualties.
  • Ironic Nickname/Meaningful Name: "Mumen" directly translates to "License-less". It's ironic because he is a licensed and reputed hero. It's also meaningful because his license is entry-level (C-Class) and he never takes a promotion because he knows he's not skilled enough. He also lost his motorcycle license, which made him ride a bicycle in the story. His name is also a play on 'Kamen Rider', one of the iconic Japanese heroes.
  • Joke Character: Much like Saitama, his fights are hilariously one-sided, but with him on the short end. He's so pathetic combat-wise that Sea King doesn't even bother putting in any effort to fighting him, simply flailing him about, which is enough to hurt him.
  • Made of Iron: For someone with no obvious powers, Mumen Rider is able to take a lot of punishment from the Villain of the Week and still manage to survive.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mumen" means "licenseless". He rides a bike rather than a car or motorcycle because he doesn't have a driver's license.
  • Nice Guy: He really is the genuine article, taking no offense when people move above him and being a helping hand to those who need it under him. Solid trooper.
  • Odd Friendship: In season 2 he develops one with S-Class Hero Tank Top Master. He moved the larger hero with his sense of justice to spare Garou once it had seemed the villain was defeated. While this ultimately backfired his points were still sound. Later on when they were being discharged from the hospital it was attacked by a monster and while Satoru was no match for the monster, TTM was and defeated it with a single tackle. Tank Top Master gave the C-Rank Hero props for being brave, and in turn Mumen Rider complimented the larger hero (the only one to do so, so far) for his efforts.
  • One Degree Of Seperation: It is revealed in an omake that he and Saitama were classmates in elementary school.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: Has them whenever he's not wearing his helmet.
  • Running Gag: Throughout the manga he appears at the scene, only to get quickly taken out off panel. This gets subverted in the Sea King arc.
  • Signature Move: Justice Crash. He simply rides his ride into his opponent and jumps off it at the last second, landing in a fighting stance. Supposedly it worked better when he still drove a motorcycle.
  • Too Long; Didn't Dub: The Viz translation kept his name as "Mumen Rider", even though "License-less Rider" would have been a perfectly acceptable translation. The fact that he's a Kamen Rider reference might have had something to do with it. That and the fact that he has the letter M on his chest. Averted in the Latin American Spanish dub, when he was renamed literally as Ciclista Sin Licencia.

    3. Super Bondage Shell 

Super Bondage Shell

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A hero whose specialty is tying up monsters. He is among the heroes sent to fight the Monster Association.
  • Bound and Gagged: His special technique is to rapidly bind monsters in a compromising position and leave them to be picked up by others.
  • Creepily Long Arms: He's tall, and his arms look to extend all the way to his knees.
  • Dub Name Change: Sometimes referred to in English as "Monster Roper Shell".

    13. Tank-Top Tiger 

Tank-Top Tiger

Voiced by: Hiromu Miyazaki (Japanese), Chris Tergliafera (English), Hector Moreno (Latin American Spanish)

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A Tank Topper who bullies new heroes to bolster his own reputation.


  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He uses a tiger-like fighting style, which is an actual Chinese kenpo. He is confident in his own power and looks down upon superhero newbies, making him quite arrogant and hostile.
  • Driven by Envy: He's a very sore loser who refused to believe Saitama jumped ranks past him after the meteor event.
  • Glory Hound: He is clearly motivated by glory.
  • Jerkass: After Saitama destroys the Giant Meteor, he is taking a walk through the damaged Z-City when Tank-Top Tiger shows up, accusing Saitama of lying and cheating.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Prone to receive this a lot, though not many pity him.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Sometime after trying to smear Saitama, he received a demotion to rank 13.
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: He's as muscular as some of the S-Class heroes, but is still C-Class.
  • Running Gag: He is the first Tank Topper introduced and the one who started the gag of Tank Top members getting beaten up.

    22. D-Pad 

D-Pad

A Rank 22 professional hero who wears a costume modelled after a yellow cross-key video game controller. Said to be a popular hero among children.

    40. Funeral Suspenders 

Funeral Suspenders

A Rank 40 professional hero who is always seen wearing funeral clothes as a way of saying condolence to his fallen enemies.
  • Best Friend: With D-Pad. They even formed some combo attacks.
  • Rank Up: He was promoted to rank forty after the events of "What Can't Be Bought".

    66. Food Battler Futoshi 

Food Battler Futoshi

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A chubby hero who fights using energy boosts from food. He is among the surface team sent to fight the Monster Association.
  • Acrofatic: Despite his body, he can gracefully evade monsters and is noted to be surprisingly fast.
  • Kevlard: Unlike the other surface team Heroes, he comes out of being slashed by Nyan still conscious thanks to the folds of his fat protecting his vitals.
  • Made of Iron: Let's put this in perspective. He's a C Class hero that tanked a hit from a dragon level threat without any lasting injury. Granted that monster was toying with him and was trying to knock him down and writhe in agony, but it's still impressive.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: Turns out Nyan’s attack merely scratched his fat with nothing important being damaged, but he still acted like he was dying when he got hit.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: As his energy comes from his fat, he can end up like this if he doesn’t keep eating. Literally. He can get to the point where he’s so emaciated, he’s basically a walking corpse!
  • Power-Up Food: His prowess is linked to his diet, providing him with the energy to actually fight monsters.

    89. Red Muffler 

Red Muffler

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A hero that gets his name from his red scarf.

    133. Gearsper 
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A hero with weak psychic powers requiring a helmet to utilize. He's among the heroes sent to fight the Monster Association. In reality, he's so powerful that Fubiki initially mistakes his unleashed abilities to be coming from her sister. He's far and away the most powerful hero amongst the support team. The reason he's so low ranked is because he can't call upon it at will.
  • Cool Helmet: He wears some kind of cycloptic helmet over his face.
  • Flechette Storm: Manages to create a barrage of sharp rubble the size of whole people from the surrounding buildings to attack Nyan. Too bad the cat monster manages to avoid them without a scratch.
  • The Load: Is shown to be completely useless in a fight, and his psychic powers are unreliable to the point of nonexistence. His inclusion in the rescue mission may only be to indicate how incompetent the higher ups are for picking him. Later subverted. His psychic power is later used to find all the exits of the Monster Association making for a useful support role. Then he's shown to actually have some telekinetic ability on the same level as Tornado when Nyan attacks, albeit it overwhelms him.
  • Power Incontinence: Whatever amount of psychic power he has apparently doesn't work reliably, as he had to desperately concentrate when being attacked by a group of monsters, and was rescued by Okamaitaichi and Bushidrill while believing it was his own power that saved him. Later seen in the opposite direction when he's able to wield a telekinetic power against Nyan to such a degree, Blizzard briefly mistakes it for her sister, but it quickly overwhelms and knocks him out.

    300. Poison 

Poison

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A hero who uses a poison-tipped knife to kill monsters. He is among the heroes sent to fight the Monster Association.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Goes for Nyan's eye because he knows it's the only chance he has against him. Unfortunately, Nyan is so powerful that he can break Poison's knife by catching it between his eyelids.
  • Boring, but Practical: Poisoning your enemies by simply grazing them with a small knife isn’t exactly the most exciting way of defeating monsters but it gets the job done.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Heroes are meant to kill monsters, so he does so in the easiest and simplest way by shallowly cutting them with a short knife, and letting the poison on the blade do all the work. No special powers or complicated martial arts necessary.
  • Knife Nut: He inoculates poison with slashes of a folding, hooked knife.
  • Poisoned Weapons: His modus operandi to battle monsters. The poison is actually potent enough to drop them.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Gives a very subdued one when the surface team observes a giant energy beam from Child Emperor emerge from the ground, send several buildings in the air, and continues up into the sky. He simply glances at his short knife, and wonders why he should stick around.
  • Skeleton Motif: Wears an undershirt visibly covered in numerous skulls to signify how deadly he is.

    Allback-Man 

Allback-Man

Voiced by: Hiromichi Tezuka (Japanese), Bill Rogers (English)

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An average hero in a football jacket.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: Happens in a confrontation with the Deep Sea King. Then again, it's hard not to with an enemy like Sea King.
  • Cowardly Lion: He initially fled during the Sea King attack, but when Sea King broke into the shelter, he stood up and fought despite his fear.

    Mohican 

Mohican

Debut: Chapter 55 (Manga)

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A rockstar-like hero with a mohawk. He and Pineapple try and fail to keep Waganma safe from the Monster Association.


  • Delinquent Hair: Has a bright blue mohawk with shaved sides.
  • Failure Hero: He and Pineapple completely failed to stop Rhino Wrestler from abducting Waganma.

    Swim 

Swim

Voiced by: Uki Satake (Japanese), Brianna Knickerbocker (English)

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Teenage girl who appears in the fifth OVA. At the time she was the lowest-ranked hero of them all, and was thinking about quitting before she met Blizzard. She now dreams of joining the Blizzard Bunch once she reaches the B-Class.
  • All There in the Manual: Her name is never said in the OVA, but it is revealed in an art book.
  • Badass Normal: She is a member of the Hero Association, even if she is at the bottom. We know how heroes are evaluated. Even if she got perfect essay scores (an impressive achievement itself), she still would have needed at least an average physical score. And the average for heroes is significantly higher than normal people.
  • Canon Immigrant: She first appears in the 5th OVA episode, but later has a cameo in manga, showing that she does exist in Murata's version of the story.
  • Morality Pet: Basically serves to allow Blizzard to be a Defrosting Ice Queen and Cool Big Sis in the OVA.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Fights with trident when she is in her hero costume. This is a Type I as her costume has an underwater theme and her association with the sea.
  • You Remind Me of X: Variant 1, her underdog status and resolve to never give up reminds Blizzard of herself (while at the same time giving Blizzard back some of her own resolve).

Organization Staff

    Organization Staff (in general) 
The organization that oversees and manages the individuals that want to call themselves heroes and serves as the governing body for them all. Their headquarters is located in A-City. Founded three years ago and is currently funded by donations from citizens, which they use to pay heroes depending on their rank and performance.

    Sitch 

Sitch

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese), Kirk Thornton(English) Daniel Lacy (Latin American Spanish)

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The Minister Officer of Justice for the Hero Association. He is present at most briefings.


  • Enemy Mine: He proposes one with all the super villains for the upcoming "God Level Class threat prophecy", but is stopped when Garou shows up and beats everyone up.
  • Oh, Crap!: Definitely suffered one of these (among other psychological breakdowns at the time) when The Hero Killer first introduced himself by single handedly defeating an army of assembled rogues and felons coupled with three top tier heroes.
  • Only Sane Man: He gets annoyed that the Hero Organization spent two hours debating on what Saitama and Genos' Hero names should be and only spent 15 minutes on the countermeasures on taking down Garou.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: So far one of the only few people in the upper establishment with any real sense, be it common or otherwise.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He grows particularly frustrated with the rest of the higher-ups who tend to focus more on PR and their investors than actual threats like Garou and the rise in monsters.

    Guiches 

Guiches

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A greedy, portly branch director who turns a profit by selling potentially dangerous monsters.


  • Blatant Lies: Made up a cover story about the scales of a Mysterious Being he wanted captured being the source of a miracle element housing vast medical properties, when in reality it was just a means to withhold his shady dealings concerning the creature's value on the black market.
  • Fall Guy: Was this for Metal Knight/Professor Bofoy who was the real mastermind behind the underground monster trade said director was a part of.
  • Greed: His defining quality in the extra story; he was even willing to cast aside people's lives in order to hide the truth because of it.
  • Guilt by Association: Played this against an office clerk who opted to alert the association of the threat his employer's meal ticket now posed, partly because doing so would implicate the director for his illicit conduct.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Eventually laid off by his puppet master after the whole scaledon debacle, at least until such time as he decides to reinstate him.
  • Promoted to Scapegoat: What happened to him at the end of the Special Chapter.
  • Suit with Vested Interests: Tried to make a mint off selling a recently captured monster only to cover up the true danger it represented after its escape by hiring a rag-tag group of heroes (plus Saitama) to recapture it.

    McCoy 

Mccoy

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Mccoy is a muscular man with glasses and an eyepatch on his right eye. He eventually leaves the Hero Association to help run the Neo Heroes.


  • Big "WHAT?!": Given when a mysterious cop actually a disguised Saitama hands the police a win over the heroes on live television.
  • Break the Haughty: He tries to humiliate the Z-City police by getting the news crew to broadcast the heroes defeating the monster but Saitama, dressed as a police officer, already defeated the monster thus making the heroes who came to save them unnecessary.
  • Canon Immigrant: He first appeared in a bonus chapter of the Murata remake and didn't appear in the original webcomic until Chapter 107.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Chapter 110 of the webcomic reveals he left the Hero Association and joined the Neo Heroes. It's unknown if he left because of Defector from Decadence or just him being an Opportunistic Bastard. Probably the latter, because the Neo Heroes turn out to be more decadent than the Hero Association, though he might not have known that.
  • Jerkass: Refused to dispatch heroes to protect the police station during a monster attack until the chief swallowed his pride and begged him.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: While not at all a likeable person, in the webcomic he makes a valid accusation about those running the show being a herd of idiots. Given how many of them are somewhat like him, either greedy, stupid, incompetent or somewhat corrupt, it's a valid point.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: Shows traits of this in spades, both in the main and side stories.
  • Slime Ball: The way he wants to give the Hero Association and its glory-seeking soldiers unmitigated impunity to act by dragging the pride of the police through the mud and then turning it into a publicized media stunt of an over-glorified newbie crushing on live television makes him this.

    Muffintop 

Muffintop

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A pudgy, unattractive corporate officer working for the Hero Association. Loves to embellish how big a deal he is to cute hero-loving fangirls.


  • Boisterous Weakling: Says he's a front-line fighter putting his life on the line for the job, an obvious falsehood.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He brags to a pair of pretty women about how he's a front-line fighter. The Hero Hunter happens to overhear this.
  • Sleazy Politician: To a lesser degree but apparent all the same, as he tried using his station to get a kiss from two of Amai Mask's fans.
  • Spot the Imposter: Got a couple of groupies believing he was some bigshot soldier in his business, but Garou didn't believe it one bit.

    Sekingar 

Sekingar

Voiced by: Yoshihito Sasaki (Japanese), Chris Cason (English)

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An executive of the Association, Sekingar is the commander of the rescue mission for Waganma. A failed hero himself, he hopes to make enough of a name for himself so that he can get a promotion.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses a hand to G5.
  • Badass Normal: He's a failed hero, but he's still strong enough to carry multiple people at once, with reflexes quick enough to react while moving at high speed.
  • Eye Beams: His cybernetic eye can shoot lasers, though it's very weak.
  • Hidden Depths: At first, he claims to be involved in the mission to make a name for himself in hopes for a promotion, indicating that he's just an opportunistic Glory Hound like most of the Association's executives, but the reveal that he was once a hero himself quickly proves that he's different from the other executives we've seen. As the mission drags on, he demonstrates noble qualities not unlike an Ideal Hero, and the fact that that he's someone who had failed to become a hero is likely the reason he is able to encourage the other lower-ranked heroes in a way that no one else could.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Barely gets phased by the loss of a hand.
  • Mission Control: He's in charge of the strategy and operations for Waganma's rescue mission, and manages the support team.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He does his best to manage the heroes' team and ensure their skills are utilized to the fullest, even encouraging the weaker members of the team that they can still be of use despite lacking the amazing powers and abilities of the S-class heroes. Metal Bat, who was initially skeptical of the organization's executives (thinking that they're all helpless losers), acknowledge Sekingar as their leader because of this.
  • Running Gag: In a twisted sort of way, twice he throws something to Genos while laying upright and misses completely both times, forcing Genos to shoot his arm out to catch the objects. It's a dark joke since he's throwing with his off-hand given his dominate one was recently shot off by G5.

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