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  • As noted elsewhere, in the anime adaptation Saitama is for some reason the mascot of a fast food chain named MobDonald's. That adds the implication that Shigeo isn't just nicknamed Mob because he doesn't stand out in a crowd or that it is the Japanese word for "John Doe", but also because his inexpressive look resembles that of "Saitama MobDonald" (On that note, that couldn't possibly be Saitama's actual name/surname, right?).
    • Given ONE's sense of humor and track record for making Saitama the biggest Lethal Joke Character in history, it is a very likely possibility.
  • Mob's situation is the reverse of Saitama's. Saitama performs amazing feat after amazing feat, but rarely ever gets any credit for them. Mob's reputation builds and builds as people see him in action (White T Poison, Lord Psycho Helmet), but Mob desires only to be a normal kid.
  • Of course Mob forgives Reigen for lying to him. A) Reigen is doing what his clients are asking; he's only lying about his methods, B) he's been helping people (for money, yes, but he's running a business), C) his advice to Mob is good advice and D) he's doing what he says he's doing for Mob, namely helping Mob train his powers.
    • As well as that, Reigen has always treated Mob as a mostly normal kid in spite of his powers, and has looked out for his well being for as long as they've known each other. In spite of being a fraud, Reigen tries to be a fairly good role model to Mob.
  • When Mob first attains 100% Gratitude and gives all of his power to Reigen, it takes him all the way to 1000% instead of just 100%. Reigen's significantly more mature emotional state means he can use much more of Mob's power than Mob can, and not only that, but he barely knew what was happening to begin with and still outperformed 100% Mob. This could mean that:
    • 1) if Reigen were to actually get accustomed to psychic powers he could very well surpass 1000%;
    • 2) that Mob might be subconsciously aware that even at his most emotional, he can get even stronger and;
    • 3) that ???% Mob vastly exceeds even 1000% of his potential.
    • Or the 1000% could be referring to Reigen's potential hence it being specifically referred to as "Reigen 1000%". Reigen, being a normal human being, won't have that much psychic power even at his full potential. The sheer amount of power given from Mob could have given Reigen ten times the psychic ability Reigen could have ever gotten naturally, thus resulting in "Reigen 1000%"
  • In Season 2 of the anime, Reigen and Mob have a falling-out, causing Mob to temporarily quit his job at Reigen’s agency. Reigen tries to escape his guilt and self-loathing by going to a bar and getting drunk, which leads to him hyperventilating and throwing up in an alley. However, after Reigen leaves the bar, the bartender says he put no alcohol in Reigen’s drink. So Reigen’s reaction wasn’t an alcohol-induced sickness - it was a panic attack. And Reigen doesn’t even realize it.
    • In the same arc Reigen is exposed as a fraud, and when many alleged victims line up to sue Reigen is confident most of them haven't even meet him, and the ones who did had not been damaged. This is because Reigen knows he didn't do anything to damage people, and that, aside for a few jerks, none would want to sue him-that is, they act more like Hanako (a woman from the first episode that Reigen insulted around for her looks before confronting the ghost that had been ruining her sleep for the last few weeks (and having Mob exorcise him)) rather than the man who had demanded him to curse someone or the rich college kids that wanted him to exorcise a family of harmless ghosts for existing away from cities and now blame him for being unable to get a job.


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