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"In exchange for power, maybe I've lost something that's essential for a human being?"

"If the heroes run and hide, who will stay and fight?"

"I've become too strong."

"Human beings are strong because we have the ability to change ourselves."

"100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10km run EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!"
Saitama describing the secret behind his power

"No one expects much from me... They think a C-Class hero won't be much help. I know that better than anyone. I'm not good enough for Class B. I'm weak. I know that much. No one has to tell me I have no chance of beating you. I already... know that! And yet, I must try. It's not about winning or losing! It's about me taking you on right here, right now!"
An outmatched Licenseless Rider, facing the Sea King

Saitama, to Boros

"You may be after King but I know someone who's stronger. More importantly, I am stronger than YOU!"
Genos before he defeats Metal God G4

"If you really want to become strong, stop caring about what others think about you. Living your life has nothing to do with what others think."
Saitama to Fubuki

"You won't survive. You just don't get what being a hero is about. There are all kinds of powerful bad guys in the world. Heroes are the ones who oppose them, even if they are alone. If you just gather people who are weaker than you, you won't last. You'll end up crying when a monster appears that's stronger than you. Your subordinates won't be able to save you. Factions? Newbie crushing? Holding your rank? That has nothing to do with anything! Don't look down on heroes you moron!"
Saitama lectures Fubuki

"You bunch with your little game of 'Let's pretend to fight for justice' can't win against a truly strong opponent, nor can you protect anything."
Sonic, to Genos

"You have 3 seconds."

"To hell with S-Class... are you saying that anyone who isn't one is just backup? We are the heroes who stand on the battlefield, risking our lives! Look at me! I, the A-Class hero Death Gatling, am the one who cornered the Hero Hunter! You will be proof... proof that our existence isn't meaningless."
Death Gatling, to Garou.

"I don't know how you got in but... You... Do not appear to be useless thrash that can be ignored..."
Orochi, to Saitama

"You're looking down on me, aren't you?"
Black Sperm, to Atomic Samurai

"Something like "being prepared to die". To those possessing superhuman abilities, that should never occur. None of them were ready to die on this day. "Fear", something they have long forgotten, has crept into their minds once gain."
Narration about the top-tier heroes.

"This guy, Garou, is strong! Really strong!!! I have been looking for an opponent who can push me to 100%... this is it... but why... what is this feeling?"
"Not looking forward to a fight... but looking forward to a gratifying victory. He never intended to be thrown into a fight with an outcome he couldn't control. The moment the thought "I might not escape this fight unscathed" flashes through his brain, the fear he had long since forgotten grew larger... and then... gigantic."
Superalloy Darkshine's inner monologue.

"You're all insane! Yet people rely on you madmen. They make the mistaken assumption that of course you'll save them. No matter what happens, someone will do something. It's not their problem if a monster appears. It's not as if most people's lives will change. And so in a small part of their heart, it will have room to grow: evil will be born. But still, the evil of people will never be judged, and that's the difference between people and monsters. The phony peace that heroes create will dye people with evil! That's why I'm doing this. I will be the devil that plunges humanity into terror!! In a world with no room for survival, evil will disappear, and so will bullying, discrimination, even war! What this world needs is not justice, but unbiased, absolute evil! I'm fighting for world peace. No justice will be able to overthrow me. I will be stronger than anyone! I will be an absolute monster! If you weren't here, I would have become the world's absolute evil. Unbiased terror scattered throughout the world can establish real peace. Don't think that all children are waiting for heroes; there are kids around the world waiting for a great monster to take the stage. Can you save them!? Can you follow the ugly kid being picked on in the park!? I can! I can save the whole world with terror! While humanity fears Garou the Monster, everyone's hearts will unite to survive. Is there any peace other than this? Can you create peace? Can you unbiasedly save the world with that flimsy cape? Do you have the means to stop unseen tragedies? You're strong, but so what? You may defeat me, but can you handle it? The responsibility!!? Well!!? If you're going to defeat me, answer the question! What will you accomplish? Why will you kill me now? Do you have a sense of duty like mine? Why are you a hero?"
Garou's Motive Rant to Saitama and the heroes.

"It's a hobby."
Saitama, replying to Garou's question

"Really, Garou. So you did have an "image of a ideal hero" inside of you. I see now. I now understand what you wanted to do. Even though you said you wanted to be a "monster of absolute evil"... What you really wanted to be was a hero. You compromised and decided to be a monster. To bring about world peace, you took the easy route, thinking a monster's job was quicker and easier than a heroes'. A monster role is simpler after all, all you had to do was defeat heroes. It's perfect for someone with no confidence like you. BUT YOU CAN NEVER DEFEAT ME. Peace made by ruling the world with fear can't succeed as long as you can't defeat me. It will never work. It's absolutely impossible for you. Your compromised monster hobby! VS my serious hero hobby! Even if that's all I had, I still wouldn't lose! It was a mistake to lower the hurdle right before the goal. A half assed objective can't succeed. But what about "next time"? What will you do next?"
Saitama, giving Garou a Kirk Summation

"You... STUPID DISCIPLE! You took your strength on the wrong path."
Bang, to Garou

"You should go and become your own ideal hero."
Saitama, to Sweet Mask

"You're really cool."
Saitama, to Monster!Sweet Mask

"Laboring for the sake of others isn't that bad of a thing."
Puri-Puri Prisoner