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  • Accidental Innuendo:
    • Chapter 57 of the webcomic:
      Genos: What do you want with Sensei's meat?
      Fubuki: Demon Cyborg, Genos... are you truly satisfied under that man?
  • Adaptation Displacement: Most people would be more familiar with the anime than the manga, and there are certainly less people familiar with the webcomic than the former. Doesn't help that the visuals from the webcomic is crudely drawn, turning off people from reading the original one.
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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Saitama's "being a hero is just my hobby" thing him playing off a genuine desire to help as I Was Just Passing Through, or does he genuinely not care about the big picture as long as he gets the immediate gratification of fighting a monster and saving the day? He's clearly a decent person in many respects, but it's possible to read the setting as a Crapsack World and Saitama as someone who genuinely doesn't really think or care about the horrific damage wrecked by the constant monster attacks it faces as long as he gets good fights out of it.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Saitama is pretty unfazed by the unwarranted hate mail he gets.
  • Applicability: Bill Burr mentioned in one of his podcasts that One-Punch Man could be read as a commentary on modern Japan, with Saitama being the everyman who beats up villains that symbolise what's wrong with society.
  • Arc Fatigue:
    • The martial-arts Tournament Arc that lasted from Chapters 58 to 71 in the manga ended up being quite fatiguing for some readers, particularly with ONE and Murata's long pauses, not to mention a massive monster breakout occurred while the tournament was going on that resulted in many limelight moments for the heroes (the top S-Class heroes in particular) battling it out against the monsters throughout the city. It also doesn't help that the arc can be seen as "Filler" note  for being smack dab in the middle of the ongoing "Hero Killer Garou Arc", which is a sore spot for the fans that wish to finally see the Garou storyline reach a conclusion.
    • What can be summed up as the "Monster Association" arc has started to get this from some readers due to excessive Padding. This mostly stems from the plot falling to a snails pace because of the amount of chapters spent on the Heroes fighting random one-off monsters that don't add much to the storytelling other than showing off the powers of the heroes.
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  • Awesome Art: Both Yusuke Murata's redraw and the anime. Just compare ONE's original drawings (which aren't too bad themselves) to Murata's.
  • Awesome Music: Lots with the 2015 Anime by Studio Madhouse.
  • Awesomeness Withdrawal:
    • The anime has gained a massive following thanks to affectionate and off-the-wall parodying of shounen tropes, wonderful animation, and crazy cast. This is why the anime's mere 12 episode run has left many starved for more. Then Season 2 was announced to be launched in the later months of 2016, probably around the same months of the first season's release. Now..... Subversion confirmed!
  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Puri-Puri-Purisoner. Many fans got turned off by him, due to being a hero who cannot help himself from having his way with men. Some think he's still hilarious and an entertaining character but others, especially some of the LGBT fanbase, think he should be cut off from the story due to being a Bara Genre caricature on top of the previous issue's unfortunate and offensive stereotype.
    • Saitama himself. His main gag, the gag that is the manga's title even, is either a side-splittingly hilarious exaggeration of one of Shonen's key tropes or it overstays its welcome (the fact that internet trolls have run it into the ground has not helped at all). The caped baldy's constant "meh" attitude at everything thanks to said main gag is also either very funny or annoying.
  • Broken Base:
    • The fandom is pretty split between preferring ONE's original work and Murata's redrawn version, to say the least.
    • Naturally, the dub is polarizing to some degree. Some people think Saitama's English voice does his perpetual boredom justice, while others think it's missing a certain charm that the original Japanese voice had. In particular Genos' dub voice has garnered a lot of split opinions among viewers. Some think it's a perfect match with Kaito Ishikawa and fits his serious militaristic personality while others find that his voice is incredibly forced and doesn't sound natural at all.
    • Whether Tatsumaki wears underwear or not. No, really. Many fans think that she wears very thin thongs, while others, as seen from many scenes which show her buttcheeks and buttcrack, insist that she wears nothing down there.
    • Season 2's production values have sparked similar debates, in particular whether or not JC Staff's animation is either not as good as Madhouse or just flat out incompetent even for their standards. Likewise, the sound design by Yoshikazu Iwanami — does it capture the feel of the manga enough? Or is it just too much like his work on previous efforts such as Berserk (2016) or Jojos Bizarre Adventure.
  • Cliché Storm: Well, it was created as a parody of shounen and superhero tropes in general. It is part of the charm.
  • "Common Knowledge": Madhouse is lionized for animating season 1, particulary after JC Staff was announced to be animating season 2. While Madhouse was offically the studio that animated season 1, much of the animation wasn't actually done in-house. Many of the best animated scenes in season 1 were actually done by animators from Studio Bones, who worked under aliases (most notably, Yutaka Nakamura). The fight between Saitama and Genos that's used to show the first season's animation quality? Mostly done by an animator from Wit Studio, not Madhouse. Since most only pay attention to the studio credited, many are unaware and just assume Madhouse is responsible for all of the first season's high-quality animation. It's entirely possible even Madhouse itself wouldn't have been able to match the first season if they had done season 2, since many of the animators don't work for them and are under contract at other studios (hence the need for aliases).
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Puri-Puri-Purisoner is intended to be this, what with being a gay Bara Genre caricature who engages in regular Prison Rape and yet is still portrayed as a heroic character. The fandom is divided on whether he crosses the line once, twice, or three times.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Speed-o'-Sound Sonic certainly counts. Although Sonic is classified as a villain in-series, has made it his life's goal to kill Saitama, and has endangered innocent lives to goad Saitama into a fight, many fans often downplay his villainous actions. Although he does have genuine Pet the Dog moments, they only occurred in an anime-only OVA.
  • Ear Worm: The semi-title drop of the first season's opening theme can be one for some fans.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Mumen Rider only has a significant role in one of the story's arcs but has gained a lot of fans, particularly after standing up to the Sea King (the aforementioned arc).
    • Fubuki/Blizzard, who only appears for a few seconds in the anime's first season, was second only to Saitama himself by a narrow margin in the 2015 character poll, outranking even Sonic, Mumen Rider, and Genos. Keep in mind, Blizzard was a relatively recent addition to the band at that point, especially in the Murata version where she'd only been around for a handful of chapters. Her sympathetic motives and Action Girl status no doubt helped, as well as being a drop-dead gorgeous but tasteful Ms. Fanservice. As such, she's also had a number of special chapters centered around her. It's even brought up in the post-poll chapter, the Blizzard Group mentioning how she's had little screen time. She had this to say:
      Blizzard: "But not placing first doesn't feel right after all, which means I have to become the main protagonist."
    • Tatsumaki, for anime-only watchers. While manga readers know that she's a Little Miss Badass, her great design in the anime, and the fact that she's the first female hero introduced on-screen, garnered her an immediate following. For double the irony, unlike her sister Fubuki (who is actually shown to become part of Saitama's circle of acquaintances by regularly visiting his apartment, much like King), Tatsumaki only really gets to interact with Saitama in the webcomic after the Monster Association arc.
    • Mosquito Girl managed to place 9th in the character poll, despite only appearing for two chapters. Much like Blizzard, a lot of popularity is owed to her attractive design (for a woman that's part mosquito) and fanservice factor.
    • Similar to Mosquito Girl above, Zombieman managed to come in at 7th place in the character poll. Despite his only appearance in the series thus far being little more than a cameo.
    • Captain Mizuki got some attention for being an adorable Amazonian Beauty with an interesting fighting style based on Olympic events. Even before that, her Amazonian Beauty traits gave her many fanarts and Perverse Sexual Lust factors.
    • Boros is quite popular with the fans for the following reasons: He's the first one to somewhat match Saitama in a fight; his Blood Knight and Affably Evil personality is likeable; he accepts his demise peacefully, and is actually quite an attractive villain, despite — or maybe even because of — him having only one eye. It's not uncommon to find fanart of him and Saitama together.
  • Epileptic Trees:
    • How Saitama actually achieved his strength. The only explanations we've received in-setting are Saitama's description of his training (which was treated as a ridiculously insufficient explanation even by the other characters) and a fairly vague conversation between Zombieman and the head of the House of Evolution about "surpassing his limiter." As a result, theories have been popping up like mushrooms.
    • Who Blast actually is. Not diminished at all when it was eventually revealed that Tatsumaki knew Blast from her childhood, as his similarities to Saitama have generated even more questions. Also not helped by the fact, depending on how one interprets Tatsumaki's monologue, Blast is not really unreachable, but actually missing.
    • With Word of God saying that Boros is above Dragon but under God, people have been speculating who will be the God-tier monster that will inevitably face Saitama in the future.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
    • Mosquito Girl: Despite being part mosquito, there is no denying that she is certainly attractive, even to a point that her good looks won over enough fans to be place 9th in the character poll.
    • Speed-o'-Sound Sonic: A handsome Bishōnen wearing a very form-fitting ninja suit that shows off his slender, yet muscular, figure. Even though he occasionally plays the role of Anti-Hero, he still counts.
    • Slingshot S (or "Do-S" depending of translation): Another Cute Monster Girl much like Mosquito Girl, but has a more human appearance. Her super revealing BDSM outfit certainly shows off her well toned, voluptuous figure.
    • Bizarrely enough, there is a section of fans that finds Lord Boros attractive. It helps that he's a parody of bishounen villains.
  • Fandom-Enraging Misconception: Fans of American comic book superheroes will get annoyed at the less informed reader of One Punch Man, since while it parodies certain aspects of the Superhero genre, One Punch Man is more of a parody of the Japanese superhero tropes. This gets especially annoying when some fans proclaim that heroes like Superman and similars should be more like Saitama or that the latter is the best example of the former, which will annoy fans.
  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • With Dragon Ball. There have been wars over whether Saitama is stronger than Goku or vice versa. Ironically, One Punch Man is an affectionate parody of shounen tropes with characters being expies of Dragon Ball characters (such as Vaccineman and Boros). Still, that doesn't stop fans from comparing who is stronger of the two. Dragon Ball Super in particular has a huge rivalry with the One Punch Man anime. The animation problems of Super has been a mocking point by fans of One Punch Man, since that series has some of the best animation in the industry thanks to Madhouse. Dragon Ball fans were quick to reply that the animation of One Punch Man would naturally be better since the budget only had to satisfy a dozen episodes, while the animation budget behind Super had to continue indefinitely.
    • A similar example with Superman, probably as an extension/consequence of the ongoing rivalry with Goku. While this particular rivalry can get nasty since both fans tend to use the no-limit fallacy when discussing who's stronger than who, what really ticks off Supes's fans is when discussing who is the best character in terms of characterization and heroism. It doesn't help that Superman fans have been having some controversial movies where Superman characterization is less than stellar in their eyes.
    • My Hero Academia is also victim to this, due to fans unfairly comparing it to this, and some even going so far as to call it a rip-off, despite the fact that there have been other superhero-themed anime and manga before.
    • A much smaller rivalry has developed with the niche but dedicated fandom for Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou which aired during the same season as One-Punch Man and also revolved around superheroes. While One-Punch Man quickly became a mainstream hit in the anime community, Concrete Revolutio remained very obscure and only got recognition from anime bloggers and critics.
  • Foe Yay:
    • Sonic's obsession with defeating Saitama shows signs of this. The anime furthered this with Sonic jumping towards Saitama for an attack but Saitama's fist ended up touching his genitals, although he apologized that he didn't mean to do that.
    • In Chapter 43, Sonic seeks out Saitama to fight him again in order to show his newfound strength. Predictably, Genos doesn't take too well to that, and the confrontation scene reeks of an ex meeting the new Clingy Jealous Girl girlfriend.
    • Garou and Metal Bat have quite a lot of shipping in the fandom after their fight in Chapter 57. The rule still stands: if two pretty anime men have a grueling battle, they will be shipped together.
    • The dominatrix-esque Do-S provides a rare Les Yay example during her fight with Fubuki/Blizzard. Do-S spent a good chunk of their fight saying some pretty suggestive things toward Fubuki while trying to turn the esper into her "love slave". Do-S even claim that she "wanted her more" when Fubuki was able to resist Do-S mind control.
  • Friendly Fandoms:
    • There's been quite a few people that have noticed how much the series has in common with Empowered, what with all the superhero parody, kooky powers and supposed "loser" main protagonist. Not to mention that when it stops being funny, it REALLY stops being funny.
    • Fanarts comparing Saitama and Gudetama are also popular due to their similarities, from being lazy, looking like eggs (one is a literal egg while the other is usually drawn with an egg-like head.), having the same color scheme, and the fact that both their names end in -tama (from "tamago" meaning "egg" in Japanese).
    • With Fallout 4, weirdly enough, thanks to a mod that can customize the player character to look like Saitama and can even one punch all enemies with max stats. Basically, a god-mode mod for players to have fun with.
    • Obviously one with Mob Psycho 100 due to both works sharing the same creator (ONE).
  • Genius Bonus:
    • The Tree of Evolution shown behind Dr. Genus in episode 3 is Ernst Haeckel's Tree of Life.
    • Why is Mosquito Girl a female? Because only female mosquitoes drink blood. That being said this applies only when they're pregnant, but still suits her given her reliance on her "babies".
  • Growing the Beard: For fans not entirely sold on the series beforehand, due to seeing little plot to help support the Awesome Art and comedy, the Boros arc and the succeeding chapters act as this since it's where the focus starts shifting from Saitama to other characters to help further flesh out the world, as well as being the point in the series where it became Darker and Edgier.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Yuuichi Nakamura's role as Licenseless Rider is pretty hilarious if you take into account he's the Japanese dub voice of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    • The same goes with Hiroki Yasumoto (King), which is the Japanese dub voice of Aquaman.
    • The fact that there's a powerless bike-themed superhero constantly getting Overshadowed by Awesome, and it isn't The Bmx Bandit.
    • Kenjiro Tsuda (Atomic Samurai) is the Japanese dub voice of Kylo Ren, another swordsman, except being evil.
    • One for the Dub: Remember the time when some ballsy redditors covered the OP, and someone went full Large Ham screaming "IT'S BARGAIN DAY AT THE SUPERMARKET!!!"? Dub!Saitama says the line word for word in episode 3.
    • Licenseless Rider's main concept was a Kamen Rider parody without a license who rode an ordinary bike that he occasionally attacks with. Thanks to Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, there's now a license-less rider (though it's more like an unlicensed doctor who's a Kamen Rider) and a rider who rides a bike that he pedals and uses for attacks.
    • Pig God's hero name has been slightly modified in the Italian translation of the manga, since translating it literally results in a quite widespread, but also quite blasphemous, exclamation against the Omnipotent.
    • In the Latin American Spanish dub, Saitama is voiced by Victor Ruiz, who previously voiced Ramsay Bolton, a character who is the complete opposite of everything Saitama represents, and to make the matters more ironic, Ramsay dies by being eaten alive by his own dogs, while Saitama can kill anything on his sight with a single punch, not to mention Ramsay gets his face teared out by the aforementioned dogs, while Saitama's prefered method to finish his opponents is punching them in the face. In the same way, Genos's voice actor in the same version (Jhonny Torres) previously voiced Alphonse Elric, whose main goal in the whole series is bringing his human body back. On the other hand, Genos became more and more robotic in OPM.
    • Given the rivalry between One Punch Man and Superman fans, it's fairly hilarious that after getting cast as Saitama for the English dub, Max Mittelman almost immediately followed that up by taking over as one of the primary voice actors for Jimmy Olsen, aka Superman's Pal. And then he topped it by going on to voice the Man of Steel himself.
  • "Holy Shit!" Quotient: The series as a whole is full of this, from Saitama punching Vaccine Man in one hit, to punching a meteor, fighting an alien leader who can destroy worlds, (and who kicked Saitama to the moon!!!) an enemy who can defeat nearly all S-Class heroes, and finally fighting Tatsumaki herself.
  • Hype Aversion: Like every anime season, there's one show that gets more hype and promotion than others, and OPM was no exception, especially when it was revealed Madhouse were animating it. So, of course, lots of potential watchers are turned off by the more overzealous fans claiming it to be "Anime of the Year" and actively refuse to watch the show as a result.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Despite what people may believe, Saitama is not actually called One Punch Man.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Saitama. If one looks at fanworks, he's shipped with everyone, with the most popular pairings being with Genos (due to Ho Yay) and the sisters Fubuki and Tatsumaki (due to interpreting their relationship as Belligerent Sexual Tension). Not bad for a bald guy.
  • Love to Hate: Several mysterious villains qualify, but the ones at the top are Boros and Garou. Boros for being the first enemy to survive Saitama's punch and for giving what fans consider one of the best fights in the series. Garou for being a crazy awesome villain that defeated the S-Class heroes and would have won if it wasn't for Saitama.
    • Another is that civilian from the Sea King Arc, dubbed Frog Lips by fans. A real jerkass who starts bad mouthing the Hero Association by pointing out a B-Class hero was able to beat the Sea King in one punch while none of the others could, and being quite the Ungrateful Bastard. He may have only ever shown up once, but there are few characters who are so much fun to loathe.
  • Memetic Badass:
    • Saitama. In particular on VS forums where 'one punch' is the answer to many debates involving him. Hilariously, it's not a status he has in-universe. It's gotten to such a point that he rivals even Chuck Norris as the biggest Memetic Badass of all time.
    • Mumen Rider, oddly enough, despite his track record being the exact opposite, has developed this reputation almost as much as Saitama, but for the exact opposite reasons. He has no powers, he never wins a fight, and he never even slows the villains down — and he just. Keeps. Coming.
    • King. After all, he's the strongest man in the world. Or not.
    • Watchdog Man. A lethal joke character that wears a dogsuit that is guarding one city declared a hotspot of monster activities and shown ripping a monster head nonchalantly in one panel.
    • After his absolutely insane battle with Saitama, Lord Boros easily reached this status. Exemplified by the fact that he withstood three of Saitama's attacks, and had enough life left to have a final chat with his opponent.
    • Garou, after curb-stomping nearly every S-Class hero.
  • Memetic Loser: It's not that uncommon to see various comments on how Caped Baldy is a fake hero that doesn't deserve his status or reputation and only managed to improve his hero rank by doing things like hanging out with S rank heroes or stealing monster kills from more deserving heroes. Bonus points if said hero is King.
  • Misblamed: Some people blame Murata for making the story longer by adding fillers (like the Tournament Arc); however, all the things absent in the webcomic are One's ideas and/or are made with his approval. Thus they are canon.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Hearing Saitama's punches connecting with some poor monster is damn satisfying — the sound effect itself resembles a mixture of gunfire and realistic, meaty impacts with plenty of reverb, sort of like a weightier version of Star Platinum's punches. Unfortunately, the only time we get to hear it at length is during a fight that turns out to be All Just a Dream.
  • One-Scene Wonder: This is bound to happen to every monster of the week thanks to being one punched by Saitama.
  • Periphery Demographic: The show got wider audiences with the announcement of the anime, but the fandom did not explode until it was actually aired on TV. It attracted even casual and non-anime viewers thanks to its newfound popularity and humor.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Monster King Orochi initially started as a strange and lackluster face of the Monster Association for fans. Being a Manga-original creation based on a monster cut from the webcomic and given such a grand title and position over webcomic favorites like Black Sperm, on top of an initially boring design and bland evil personality led many to be let down that this enemy could become such a focal figure. The fact that his presence seemed to be more a Dumb Muscle for Gyoro-Gyoro hurt his reputation further. Then Orochi has his backstory as a former martial artist revealed and a fight with Garou, sporting a frightening and awe-inspiring transformation and demonstrating abilities like breathing white fire, mastering techniques through merely watching them, and summoning dragons from his body. To top it off, Word of God claims even Saitama can't beat Orochi with normal punches (without a clean punch to his head at least) and during their first encounter, Orochi immediately pays respect to Saitama's strength. It says a lot when the critical fandom declares that Orochi is well deserving of his title as Monster King. Even in death, the fandom speculates how Orochi will further impact the story, be it through a miraculous survival or through Garou eating his corpse to further progress into a monster, when prior the fans were hoping Orochi would drop dead before he could alter the webcomic plot.
  • Rooting for the Empire: In a weird sense, in that it's not out of sympathy with the villains, but sympathy with the hero. A few fans have admitted that they couldn't help rooting for villains during a couple of Saitama's "battles", if only for desire to see someone that can be a Worthy Opponent for Saitama. Examples include Sonic, Boros, and Garou.
  • She's Just Hiding: Mosquito Girl, by virtue of having merely been sent flying by Saitama's swat, when the monsters he hits usually end up in Ludicrous Gibs (even the bloody smear she leaves on a building in the anime can be explained away as the result of her bloodsack rupturing on impact). It doesn't hurt that Murata has published drawings of her as a worker in Genus' takoyaki stand, complete with prosthetic limbs and a bandage above her buttocks, where her abdomen used to be.
  • Signature Scene:
    • Saitama's encounter with Boros, particularly when the latter loses his armor.
    • The Death Punch scene tends to be parodied often.
    • Saitama's practice bout with Genos as a whole is often cited to show off the series' animation quality.
    • Mumen Rider's Heroic Resolve when he takes on the Sea King despite knowing that he can't win. Pretty much everyone agrees that this is the very definition of being a true hero.
    • Serious Series -- Serious Punch!. While the Saitama vs Boros fight is generally extremely popular, this scene is one of the most due to how good of a finish it was for the anime.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!:
    • Many were disappointed when the anime did not show the flip-book like scenes from the digital manga the series is famous for, instead using the tankobon version of the scenes.
    • For Season 2, many weren't happy with the speedy pace of the season which rushes through the story and doesn't allow time for other characters or scenes to really showcase themselves. The Garou vs Metal Bat fight, for instance, is over before it starts and many of the hero vs monster bits are shortened.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Oh boy, Puri Puri Prisoner, a character who is basically every negative caricature of gay men given flesh. The series tries to play him for laughs but many fans, particularly those in the LGBT community, were less than amused. It really doesn't help that he's the only openly gay character introduced so far.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: In-universe, Saitama is hated by nearly all citizens, save for a chosen few, for thinking he cheated on ranks and took credit from others' work. It's not helping that he is encouraging this mindset to let the others look good. Yet this is exactly the reason why fans love him outside the show, to the point where he's at the top of the character polls.
  • Vanilla Protagonist: Invoked with Saitama. In his own words, he's just "a hero for fun" and his backstory is nothing more fantastic than "former salaryman does strength training until his hair falls out". He is a plain guy, his ungodly strength aside, and has no other defining features in contrast to the more colorful side characters like Genos. In the webcomic, even his drawing style feeds into this trope because he looks like a stick figure instead of a more detailed form like the other characters. As we find out, the webcomic explained that he truly is an unremarkable person that was able to break his limiter through sheer determination in exchange of becoming bald and being alienated from humanity.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion:
    • Sonic. None of the characters have difficulty telling that he's a guy, which is likely due to his voice.
    • Lightspeed Flash confuses others for the same reason as Sonic. The fandom has joked that the two are related 'cause of their similarities.
  • What an Idiot!: Who in the Hero Association thought it would be a good idea to release a Hero Catalogue to the public that not only reveals the locations of where the heroes are but also where they are usually seen? Why would they have entries about their "secret" moves? Did it ever occur to them that villains, like Garou, might also look through the catalogue?
  • The Woobie:
    • Saitama himself. He doesn't really act like one, but it's clear that his story-breaking powers have taken their toll. It's first evidenced in earlier chapters when he reflects on how every fight is boring and how even with his deeds, no one recognizes him. Later on, during his fight with Boros, Boros has a Not So Different moment with Saitama, claiming how he himself was the strongest person on his own planet, to the point he searched the universe for a worthy opponent because he wasn't able to take any pleasure in fighting any more. His final words to Saitama hit home, when he acknowledges the pain that comes with it and how they couldn't have a proper fight with our hero holding back. Saitama simply walks away without any words and a sad look. Later still, after the manga's tournament arc, comes a conversation with King where Saitama finally talks about his growing emotional detachment with someone, his lack of interest in virtually everything except the thrill of combat, but also showing that he may not be completely emotionally numb yet.
    • Blizzard, a woman whose innate talents made her believe she was destined for great things. But her sister is Tornado, who is the second strongest hero on the planet and crushed Blizzard's self-esteem, making her believe she could never be anything more than second best. Furthermore, she was picked on as a kid for having her powers in the first place and her sister protecting her only alienated her further, leading Blizzard to resent her sister.
    • In terms of Jerkass Woobie, Tornado, who was taken from her family at a young age and used as a guinea pig for years because of her psychic powers. She was even isolated from the outside and denied any contact with her parents or sister. Eventually she stopped using her powers out of spite, but it only led to her being thrown in a cell until she started using them again. Even when an experimental creature went on a rampage, Tornado still didn't use them and was only saved by Blast stepping in to kill the monster, after which he told her not to expect someone to come save her every time. It led to Tornado's current worldview, being bitter at the world and believing that she can only rely on herself and that connection to others and coexistence are pointless. It also led to her being overprotective of Blizzard which of course has led to their strained relationship, Tornado being a meddlesome, stifling control freak in Blizzard's life who thinks she knows what's best for Blizzard. All in all, Tornado is a giant bag of issues due to severely traumatic experiences as a child which could have been avoided if someone had shown her basic decency.


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