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    Charanko 

Charanko

Voiced by: Toshiki Masuda (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English), Miguel Ángel Leal (Latin American Spanish)

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Bang's final remaining student, who failed to make any real progress. He was eventually expelled by Bang for his own protection once Garou conducted his hero hunt, but he rashly attempted to defeat Garou himself and was beaten for it. He then gives his Super Fight ticket to Saitama.


  • Adaptation Expansion: He receives slightly more prominence in the manga, being the one who (accidentally) convinced Saitama to enter the Super Fight tournament in the first place.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is so insignificant that Saitama initially has difficulty remembering who is.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Charanko is a worse than average martial artist living in a world of monsters and superheroes, leading to him being on the receiving end of these quite often.
  • Doomed Moral Victor: Despite everyone telling him (and perhaps Charanko even realizing) that Garou is too dangerous to mess with and that Charanko is too weak to ever match him in a fight he does it anyway to defend his master's honor. Saitama even mentions to a former disciple of Bang's that Charanko was way stronger than the former disciple (who was second only to Garou in the dojo) because Charanko didn't run, and indeed faced Garou head-on.
  • Honor Before Reason: He attacks Garou head-on even after Bang makes it clear that doing so would end in disaster. It doesn't end well.
  • Hot-Blooded: When his master is insulted, he immediately and loudly challenges Genos in a duel, despite Genos being a known S-class hero.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: Was originally the lowest ranking member of Bang's dojo, which was also pretty much what saved him from being trashed by Garou, and subsequently became the top-ranked disciple by virtue of being the only one left.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thought he could take Genos and Saitama in a fight - Genos proved him otherwise. Happened a second time with Garou, even after watching the Hero Hunter defeat the entire Tanktopper Army.
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    Doctor Kuseno 

Doctor Kuseno

Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (Japanese), Doug Stone (English), Jaime Vega (Latin American Spanish)

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The scientist who agreed to turn Genos into a cyborg four years before the story. He supports Genos with repairs and upgrades to his cyborg body, sharing his goal to see the "mad cyborg" brought to justice.


  • Adaptation Expansion: He is slightly more prominent in the manga, where he actually meet Saitama early in the Monster Association Arc.
  • Almighty Janitor: Despite being the reason Genos can blast apart mountainsides and why he instantly became an S-Class hero, Doctor Kuseno is only seen using his skills to provide Genos with repairs and upgrades.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Appeared in Episode 4 fixing up Genos and created the arms that Genos used in the sparring match with Saitama.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He is a by far the most skilled inventor along with Child Emperor. He can build parts for Genos to blow a whole building away!
  • Improbable Hairstyle: He has a bowl-cut that looks more like a mushroom cap.
  • Nice Guy: Saitama considers him this after hearing how he gave Genos the ability to taste and convert food to bio-fuel so he can still eat despite being mostly mechanical. Genos certainly considers him one as well, as he was the one who saved his life when he was on the brink of death.
  • Parental Substitute: He is a father figure to Genos, expressing concern for him. He always reminds him of not being reckless all the time and that they are together in their battle.
  • Science Hero: Genos refers to him as the 'Doctor of Justice'.

    Bomb 

Bomb

Voiced by: Shinya Fukumatsu (Japanese), Brook Chalmers (English)

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Bang's older brother. He is a martial artist who masters the Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist Style, and chose to expel hundreds of students to instead help Bang stop Garou.


  • Almighty Janitor: He's as strong as his brother, who's S-Class rank 3, yet he's content to spend his days running a dojo and teaching the next generation.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: When he teams up with his brother, Bang.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Like his younger brother, he also uses martial arts in fighting.
  • Blow You Away: His martial art style, "Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist Style" involves manipulating the air to create Razor Wind and blow his enemies back with tremendous force.
  • Cool Big Bro: Despite in their old age, he still shows care towards his younger brother Bang.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's Bang's older brother and he's willing to close down his dojo to help his brother deal with Garou.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In his younger days, Bomb once effortlessly defeated Bang who attacked him with Killing Intent. Later, Bang was so humbled that he gave up his womanizing and Blood Knight ways, created a new defensive martial art and followed Bomb's footsteps of opening a dojo to train disciples.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: The "Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist Style".
  • Feeling Their Age: He often complains about being too old to be active anymore when hunting down Garou with Bang.
  • Heroic Neutral: What he wanted is to keep Bang safe out of worry of the danger he goes into for his hero activities, and suggesting him to retire, but he'd still aid much weaker heroes, protecting the weak, and engaging against monsters to prevent them from invading the cities. He also acted as a Warrior Therapist to Bang back in their younger days when the latter was an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy.
  • Old Master: He's older than his brother, who is 81. ONE stated that he's stronger than Bang, and he was able to shatter Centichoro's carapage along with Bang while also taking minimal damage from the giant creature's charge. And later after using up most of his energy to heal Tanktop Master with Fubuki, he was able to hold his own against a sleeping Garou on the surface for a short time.
  • Razor-Sharp Hand: Is capable of cutting through mysterious beings with his bare hands thanks to his martial art techniques.
  • Razor Wind: His "Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist" allows him to generate concentric rings of pressurized air that cuts through opponents.
  • Red Baron: In his youth, he was known as "Wind of Death".
  • Supernatural Martial Arts: Much like his brother, he has his own martial arts, the Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist Style. This style allows him to fight on equal rank with Bang despite being even older than him.
  • World's Best Warrior: One of the two greatest martial artists in the world alongside his younger brother Bang.

    Zenko 

Zenko

Voiced by: Ayumi Mano (Japanese), Jackie Lastra (English)

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Metal Bat's younger sister, for whom he has a soft spot.


  • Badass Adorable: Despite being a little girl she stands up to Garou and tells him to leave big brother Metal Bat alone, because he promised to take her to her recital. She then slaps her brother so hard that he passes out though he had already been severely beaten.
  • Badass Normal: For essentially taking her life in her hands by stepping between Garou and Metal Bat. She had no way of knowing whether Garou would respect her rules, but it was all she had to protect her brother with.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Steps in between Garou and her brother during their fight. Though considering how the fight was going it's unclear who she was preventing from getting killed.
  • Canon Foreigner: A god-created one — the arc she first appears in is only in the redraw, but the story's still credited to ONE and she had been mentioned in the webcomic long before this.
  • Fangirl: She is one of Sweet Mask. She was annoyed that her brother used his S-Class promotion request for an unbreakable bat rather than for his autograph.
  • Morality Pet: Metal Bat's not a bad guy, but he'd be more of a Jerkass if it weren't for her, not to mention more recklessly hot-blooded.
  • Nice Girl: Seems quite friendly, if a smidge overbearing.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Because Metal Bat won't commit violence in front of her, her showing up manages to save Garou from Metal Bat outright slaying him with a sneak attack at the end of a long and grueling fight. This lets Garou end the fight in a solid victory. Conversely, she steps between Garou and Metal Bat, before Garou can land a killing blow, and she insists that the violence stops since the fight is over. Garou appears to consider it for a moment and decides to walk away.
  • No Hero to His Valet: She tends to scold Metal Bat for things like missing her piano recital when his hero work gets in the way. Word of God is that she's not the kind to brag to other schoolkids about her brother being an S-Class hero.
  • Not in Front of the Kid: Invoked. Metal Bat promised not to fight in front of her, which she uses to break up his fights when she's nearby.
  • Tsurime Eyes: And quite justified, given her first appearance sees her standing up to Garou. (It helps that they're similar to her brother's, giving her "delinquent eyes" despite being very girly in appearance otherwise.)

    Tareo 

Tareo

Voiced by: Natsumi Fujiwara (Japanese), Jeannie Tirado (English)

A young child who loves heroes, and whom Garou uses for his comprehensive Hero Guide. He is later embroiled in the battle with the Monster Association when he's taken hostage.


  • Badass and Child Duo: Occasionally forms with Garou, being the "Child" to Garou's "Badass".
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: To add on to his Gonk appearance.
  • Fanboy: Of the Hero Association.
  • Bully Magnet: Frequently picked on by kids his age, and forced to do their bidding. Later on, monsters come along and decide he makes for a good punching bag.
  • Character Witness: After Garou is finally defeated by Saitama and the entire S-Class plus Amai Mask start baying for his blood, Tareo stalls them by telling that Garou was the one who saved his life when no other heroes were there to save him.
  • Gonk: He's not exactly cute for a kid, something that Garou lampshades.
  • The Load: In Chapters 81 and 82, Garou would have had an easier time fighting off the eight heroes that were sent after him had he not been trying to protect Tareo from being collateral damage in the fight, as the eight heroes were unaware that Tareo was hiding close by.
  • Morality Pet: He is pretty much there to show that Garou isn't completely a bad person. Garou is even forced to save him sometimes from being collateral damage by the heroes hunting Garou down and from members of the Monster Association.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his troubled life, he's unfailingly kind to everyone around him, even if they treat him like crap.
  • Only Friend: Perhaps the only one closest to being Garou's friend.
  • Shadow Archetype: He embodies everything Garou hates about himself, yet paradoxically that is also the reason why Garou grows to care for him so much, which provides a subtle yet deep insight into Garou's character. Like Garou, Tareo is a kid who's often bullied by others, yet still worships heroes despite the misery he goes through. Garou had no one stick up for him, which led to him becoming a delinquent raging against heroes and society for his misery, but his intervention means that Tareo never goes down the same path.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The hero catalog he carries around has given a lot of intel to Garou on how to track down heroes and finding their weaknesses.

    Waganma 

Waganma

Voiced by: Ayaka Shimizu (Japanese), Morgan Berry (English)

The son of Narinki, an executive of the Hero Association. His kidnapping spurs the S-Class heroes into taking down the Monster Association.


  • All Take and No Give: As mentioned in Ungrateful Bastard below.
  • Badass and Child Duo: With Child Emperor. They're both admittedly children, but Child Emperor is the prodigy hero while he's just dead weight.
  • Complaining About Rescues They Don't Like: Despite the heroes putting their lives on the line to save him, the moment they take damage or run into trouble, he'll whine and insult them to do better.
  • Dirty Coward: He brags and talks tough when things look to go his way during fights between heroes and monsters, but when they don't, boy is he quick to cry and grovel for the monsters to spare him. Even literarily pisses his pants when all the surface team heroes are defeated by Nyan, and he realizes he's unable to escape.
  • It's All About Me: Because his father is one of the main financial investors, he thinks the Hero Association exists to cater to his every need and whim. He even refers to it being "his" Association during a fight.
  • Jerkass: He's a Spoiled Brat who seems to think it's a privilege for others to do things for him and can't spare a moment of thanks when they help him or save him.
  • Meaningful Name/Punny Name: "Waganma" is a play of words of "Wagamama", which means "spoiled".
  • Spoiled Brat: Oh yeah. It's even in his name.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Let us count the ways...
    • Takes Tareo's only piece of food without thanking him, then declares him 'useless' for not having more.
    • Admonishes Child Emperor for not coming to his rescue quickly enough, though a glare from Child Emperor is enough to shut him up quickly.
    • Constantly insults Child Emperor during his fights.
    • Intentionally lies to Child Emperor about Tareo being imprisoned as well, thinking of his own safety. Naturally once he's exposed via Atomic Samurai mentioning seeing Tareo, he gets a Death Glare from Child Emperor for this before heading back underground to assist the other heroes in exterminating the remaining monsters.
      • This is later revised into him admitting the truth to the gathered heroes and apologizing for lying. Child Emperor now thanks him for telling the truth.
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Tournament Contestants

    Bakuzan 

Bakuzan

Voiced by: Taro Yamaguchi (Japanese), Bill Butts (English)

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A martial artist and user of the Dark Hell Assassination Style. He is cocky and ruthless, and is said to be a top contender at the Super Fight tournament. He eats three Monster Cells simultaneously to become an estimated Dragon-level threat.


  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He is extremely arrogant during the battle since he states that all contestants in the Super Fight Tournament are a bunch of weaklings. Bonus point for being a martial artist. He eats a bunch of monster cells all at once with the intent of becoming the strongest monster alive, even after Gouketsu tells him not to, and all it gets him is his death... until it turns out he did survive and became potentially a Dragon-level threat.
  • Beard of Barbarism: Has an unkempt goatee and sideburns.
  • Berserk Button: Fellow martial artists who treat the tournament as sparring and competition. He becomes irate when Saitama does not take on a stance, believing him to be untrained and an insult to fight.
  • Blood Knight: He is quite bloodthirsty, wanting to kill Suiryu. He proves it again when detailing how he will hurt Saitama with a smile on his face.
  • The Brute: Bakuzan is a muscular built man with spiky, dark hair. He is excessively brutal towards his opponents, especially those he feels are not worthy of facing him. Up to Eleven after his transformation into a monster.
  • The Bully: After becoming a monster, he admits to himself that the only reason why he wanted strength was to pick on those weaker than him. He proves it by torturing a half-dead Suiryu.
    • Even before his monsterization, he was this, thrashing his opponents so badly that the referee and medics had to be on immediate standby to call the match and get his opponent medical attention because of how quickly he could, and would, inflict potentially-lethal injuries in a tournament fight. Becoming a monster merely makes him willing to admit this outright.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: When Saitama asks for a demonstration of his strength, Bakuzan agrees to comply, detailing exactly how he intends to defeat Saitama, in a brutal, exceedingly cruel fashion. However, he touches Saitama's head and nearly knocks over his wig, causing Saitama to punch him into the air in panic.
    • When he transforms into a monster, he doesn't hesitate to land one on Suiryu (weakened after the defeat against Gouketsu).
    • He tries to do the same with Saitama but, much to his horror, Saitama is unfazed from all his attacks and blows off half of his body, killing him.
  • Driven by Envy: Admits he's always been jealous of Suiryu, which plays a big part in why he chooses to become a monster.
  • Finishing Move: His Dark Hell Assassination Art which involves the following in order:
    • Devil Cry Low Kick: Kicks his opponent's leg, pulverizing her/his bones so that he/she will never stand again.
    • Bear Killer Mid Kick: Kicks his opponent's arm to ensure that he/she is unable to retaliate.
    • Shura Straight Punch: Punches his opponent's body with enough force to blow her/him apart.
    • Hell Dispatch Chop: Delivers a chop to the opponent's skull to fatally finish her/him off.
  • Foil: To Suiryu and even more so, most heroes. While Suiryu seeks strength to have an easy life and most heroes seek strength to protect the innocent, Bakuzan wants to be strong only because he wants to torment everyone weaker than him.
  • Genius Bruiser: He may be The Bully, but he's still a trained martial artist and is capable of Awesomeness by Analysis prior to his monster transformation, to which he's much less analytical due to the power high.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: After Suiryu asks him for his aid in fighting the monsters, Bakuzan looks like he's gonna consider it and commit to a Rivals Team Up...and then he refuses and chooses to eat a monster cell instead. Once his transformation completes, his first act is to brutally stomp Suiryu.
  • Karmic Death: Subverted. Despite Suiryu asking him to help him fight the monsters after he realizes he can't do it alone, Bakuzan refuses and chooses to eat a bunch of monster cells so he can try and become the strongest monster, which seemingly overloads his body and kills him. Instead, it turns out he survived and even became a Dragon-level threat in the process.
    • Double Subverted. While, as a human, he gets a non-fatal Megaton Punch from Saitama, as a monster he is not so lucky. So, becoming a monster was a fatal mistake.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His monster form has 2 pairs of arms which make his attacks deadlier.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He's always seen with a frown expression, which really hides his sadistic and bloodthirsty tendencies.
  • Serious Business: He believed that martial arts contests are not meant to be a sport, but rather a place to put one's life on the line. For that reason, he looked down on his fellow martial artists who treat the tournament as sparring and competition.
  • Slasher Smile: He gives a disturbing one right before eating the monster cells, and after his transformation, is constantly wearing this to showcase his love of tormenting others.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: He loves to torment others and barely raises his voice while doing so. This becomes inverted in his monster form, as he openly loves torturing his victim physically and mentally. He brutalizes a heavy injured Suiryu by rapidly pummelling him as well as taunting him to the point of making Suiryu feel totally hopeless. His love for torment also goes as far as being willing to stomp Sneck in front of Suiryu in order to show that no heroes will come to save him.
  • Unknown Rival: To Suiryu. He's envious of Suiryu and wants to beat him to prove he's the strongest, Suiryu gives him only a glance at best.
    • When Saitama fights him as a monster, he keeps trying to remember where he met him before, forgetting he encountered him in the tournament.

    Sourface 

Sourface

Voiced by: Itaru Yamamoto (Japanese), Armen Taylor (English)

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Sourface was once a disciple of Bang, but left after Garou's rampage in the dojo. Sometime afterwards, he created the Sourface Style Martial Arts and started his own dojo. He falls for Saitama's disguise and believes he is Charanko.


  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Subverted, while he certainly thinks of himself as strong, he immediately understands how much weaker he is compared to the other contestants. Further subverted in his unseen fight with Jakumen; not only did he show complete sportsmanship, but he praised Jakumen's efforts after winning the match.
  • The Bully: In the past was this to Charanko using him as a training dummy. However, getting beaten up by Garou seems to have mellowed him out and he's now sincerely worried about him when he saw his powerful opponents. Luckily, Charanko was actually Saitama in disguise.
    • In a retconned chapter of the redraw, he actually attacked Charanko(Saitama)outside the match. However, this is no longer canon.
  • Dirty Coward/Lovable Coward: He falls mostly in the former category, but he doesn't abandon people. While Bang and Bomb see forming a dojo as a noble past time, Sourface never technically finished his training with Bang. This is something that even an amateur like Saitama realizes and calls him out on. He fails to understand the point until after the Tournament. He and the other tournament losers who refused to become monsters were still too terrified and weak to make a difference. They decide to follow the heroes to the Monster Association, but become paralyzed by fear. Suiryu says they aren't ready yet to join them, but that he wants to become a hero too someday implying that, someday, Sourface and the others will be ready as well. Unfortunately, we know from the Webcomic that Suiryu goes to the Neoheroes which are more corrupt and maybe outright evil compared to the Hero Association, so that might be where he drags the tournament goers to as well.
  • Dumb Muscle: Not really a genius. For example, when Saitama loses his wig, Sourface is the only guy who doesn't understand that was a disguise and Saitama is not Charanko.
  • Face of a Thug: As cartoonishly ugly as he is, he still has the appearance of a dangerous thug. However, he does show genuine concern for Charanko(Saitama in disguise)'s safety before he faces off against Choze, among other things. See Jerk with a Heart of Gold below.
  • Gonk: His most noticeable feature is his taut face, strained to the point where it appears that he has been eating foods that were too sour, and a cleft chin.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Originally bullied Charanko and still acted quite roughly to him in the present (actually Saitama disguised as him) but also showed surprising consideration such as helping him tie his belt properly, defending him when he was being trash talked by Zakos and showing concern at the opponents he would face. Also, in the one match he participated in, he showed great sportsmanship and praised his defeated opponent.
  • Performance Anxiety: So much that he's completely paralyzed when the announcer introduces him. Of course, this is before he realizes just how strong the other contestants are.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's barely even twenty. That pinched, creased face makes him look like he's at LEAST in his late thirties. He's also rather sensitive about it.

    Choze 

Choze

Voiced by: Kentarou Tone (Japanese), Doug Erholtz (English)

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A misanthropic martial artist trained in the Fist Of The Pure Blood Master Race. He eats a Monster Cell and becomes a Demon-level monster, but is defeated.


  • All Germans Are Nazis: He's an A Nazi by Any Other Name in the manga, being born from a clan that values eugenics and genetic superiority, and looks down on other "lesser races". Furthermore, his character design also looks distinctly European to further the connection. Murata has stated that in the real world he'd be Russian, though.
  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: Seemingly invoked intentionally to draw him no sympathy. He wants his "superior" race to take over the world and he wants to prove that everyone else is worthless. He gets worse when he becomes a monster, deciding that all "inferior" beings must be wiped out and that he will eliminate anyone who doesn't pass his "selection process". He even has an attack that's designed to wipe out "inferior races". He is defeated by Saitama and killed by Suiryu.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Choze is an arrogant man that looks down on others. He thinks that his masterpiece genetic material and the careful genetic breeding practices of his clan can make him and his clan superior to other normals and the feeble population of the Earth.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: Possesses these. They get even bigger and creepier as a monster.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Defeats his opponents very easily, then gets defeated with one punch by Saitama, who finds him very annoying.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Easily kills Rosie, another participant who became a monster, and eats one of the monster cells to become a monster himself. He is able to have a close fight with Suiryu, who up to this point hadn't had to try at all until he fought Saitama.
  • Irony: By consuming a Monster Cell, he ruined the "perfect human" genes he was so proud of. This shows that he never really cared about being a "pure" human at all; he just cared about being better than others.
  • Husky Russkie: According to Murata, Choze would be Russian in real life. While Choze isn't as huge or bulky as how most Russian men are depicted, he's nevertheless quite taller and muscular than Saitama.
  • Jerkass: During combat, he is quite vicious and bloodthirsty as he often beats his opponent to the verge of death. And he doesn't hesitate to eat a monster cell.
  • Ki Attacks: After becoming a monster, Choze is able to use a technique that projects a powerful energy beam from his horns. It is strong enough to cause Suiryu to struggle while holding it back.
  • Kubrick Stare: He tends to give these due to his natural round, Creepy Blue Eyes. It gets even creepier and malevolent as a monster.
  • Revenge: As a monster, he vows to kill Saitama for humiliating him. Too bad he gets killed by Suiryu beforehand. And even if he did go up against Saitama again, it'll just be a death warrant for him this time.
  • Sadist: He is shown to be extremely sadistic, to the point where the screams and tears of his opponent are merely "fun" for him.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks he's the World's Strongest Man because his clan has supposedly bred him with the best genes. Not only does Saitama humiliate him, but Suiryu still beats him even after Choze got a power boost by becoming a monster.
  • Spikes of Villainy: In the monster-form, he grows spikes on his shoulders and his head seems to start to blend in with his attire. His hands become spiked and black.
  • Super Breeding Program: He is extremely powerful because his clan chooses only the best genes to transmit.
  • Super Strength: After transforming into a monster, his strength increased to the point where one punch is enough to send a contestant of the Super Fight tournament flying out of the stadium.

    Benpats 

Benpats

Voiced by: Koichi Soma (Japanese), Andrew Russell (English)

A martial artist and user of the Harsh Path Style, who eats a Monster Cell to become a monster. He and his dojo were also antagonists in the special chapter "Lobster".


  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Benpast is an arrogant man, looking down on heroes like Sneck.
  • Butt-Monkey: He only shows up to get destroyed by everyone in one hit.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Twice. From Sneck and, as a monster, Suiryu.
  • Dirty Coward: He doesn't mind using tricks during fights, such as asking Sneck to stop only to strike him with an attack. He is also cowardly as shown when he runs away in an attempt to save his own life after Mysterious Beings attack the stadium.
  • Power Up Letdown: When he becomes a monster, he gets a third eye and sharp teeth. That's it.
  • Shout-Out: He is drawn in a comical style very closely resembling that of a pre-Z Dragon Ball villain. The third eye even resembles that of Tenshinhan from the same series.
  • Third Eye: As monster, he gains an additional third eye.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He assumes that Sneck is weak since he's the lowest ranking hero. Sneck is quick to correct that he is only the lowest ranking hero in A-class. He tries to punch Sneck, only to be counterattacked by Sneck's attack and defeated.
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    Volten 

Volten

Voiced by: Yuya Murakami (Japanese), David W. Collins (English)

A martial artist and user of the Thunder Thunder Fist, who eats a Monster Cell to become a monster.


  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He was defeated by Suiryu during the semi-final in 3 seconds with one single kick. Even after becoming a monster, he was no match for him.
  • Lightning Can Do Anything: Volten was struck by lightning as a child, which turned him into a superb fighter.
  • Shock and Awe: Volten is described as having a super conductor body. After becoming a monster, his electrical ability seems to have increased drastically.
  • Token Super: He is the only martial artists to have powers besides Super Strength and one of the only human to have a super power besides enhanced stats and psychic powers.

    Zakos 

Zakos

Voiced by: Kaito Takeda (Japanese), Ethan Murray (English)

A martial artist and user of the Head First Rushing Style. He is humiliated by Saitama.


  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's both an allegedly major martial artist and also incredibly conceited towards his opposition, mocking "Charanko" at every opportunity as well as shooting jabs at Sourface. Turns out he's all bark and no bite, at least against Saitama.
  • Butt-Monkey: Intended to propose to his girlfriend in his tournament victory while crushing "weak" martial artists. He not only ends up facing Saitama, his girlfriend never showed up in the first place, causing the stadium to laugh at his supposed weakness.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In the tournament, he is quickly eliminated in one slap by Saitama disguised as Charanko.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: He is a young man with long, light colored hair that is slicked back.
  • Meaningful Name: "Zako" means a weak mook.

    Ring-Ring 

Ring-Ring

Voiced by: Risa Tsumugi (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)

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Ring-Ring (or Lin-Lin, depending on translation) is a martial artist and user of the Palm Bell Fist.


  • Anime Chinese Girl: Her look seems to invoke this trope. Resemblances to Chun-Li have been noted by several.
  • Faux Action Girl: She is rumored to stand at the top of female martial artists. However, she was beaten by Max without any trouble (although Max disagreed) and was called a lightweight by Zakos. Comparatively, considering how overpowered some characters in One Punch Man are, she'd be an average martial artist of the lot.
  • Punny Name: Her name in some translations, Ring Ring, is directly tied to the bells she wears and uses for combat.
  • Ship Tease: With Max.

Past Characters

    Tacchan 

Tacchan

Voiced by: Arisa Sekine (Japanese), Lauren Landa (English)

A popular boy from Garou's childhood who often bullied him.


  • Bishōnen: According to Garou, Tacchan looks like a pretty boy.
  • The Bully: To Garou, as Tacchan always single him out into playing the role of a villain so he can defeat him as the hero.
  • Dirty Coward: There is nothing to be considered brave or heroic by attacking social outcasts unprovoked. Both times where Tacchan fought against Garou, he tells his two friends to hold him down.
  • The Faceless: He's only seen as a shadowy figure.
  • Karma Houdini: He never gets punished for bullying Garou.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He's only known as "Tacchan."
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He was only seen Garou's flashbacks, but Tacchan's unfair bullying causes Garou to seek the path of becoming an all powerful monster in order to shake up the unfair status quo, of where those who are popular will always win while those who are hated will always lose along with instilling him the belief of an Ideal Hero.
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