One-Punch Man’s New Name For Saitama Hints At The Origin Of His Strength
One-Punch Man has teased an unexpected connection between its protagonist, Saitama, and the series’ mysterious ultimate villain, “God.”
Warning: Contains spoilers for One-punch man chapter 164 (digital manga)
The hit manga One-punch man teased an unexpected connection between its protagonist, Saitamaand the series’ mysterious ultimate villain, the creature known as “God”, who may also finally explain the source of Saitama’s ridiculous strength.
The conclusion of chapter #164 of One-punch man was completely redone by the writers, One and Yusuke Murata, a week after its initial release. In the new version, Garou, who is desperately beaten by Saitama, is contacted by God, a mysterious entity who offers power to selected individuals in order to further his still unclear agenda. Garou, tricked by God taking on the appearance of his former master Bang, receives a new power-up and is ready for round two with Saitama. However, the most interesting thing is how God refers to the bald hero, who, along with a clue previously left by another monster, suggests there might be a connection between the two.
Garou has developed his own style of martial arts, evolving Bang’s Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist through countless battles and near-death experiences. Garou called his style Monster Calamity God Slayer Fist, but it proved useless against Saitama’s insane defense. In the second version of chapter #164, when God reaches out to Garou in his mind, he says that there is only one fist (meaning technique or fighting style) that can counter”the fist that turned against God“, in reference to Saitama, and grants Garou a new form which translates to the fist of God. The way God describes Saitama, referring to a rebellion against himself, is completely unexpected, but in hindsight, it was foreshadowed by another monster, Sage Centipede, who used the same nickname in chapter #156.
Sage Centipede announced that he and his sister, Evil Ocean Water, had been sent to destroy “the abominable fist that turned against GodAt that time, Garou believed the monster was referring to him, but now he realizes it was actually Saitama. they recently learned that the creature is trapped by a dimensional seal.A team led by The man with one fist Blast, the Rank 1 S-class hero, is trying to stop the influence of God from spreading, but so far this whole storyline seemed out of touch with Saitama who, as always, is oblivious to what’s really going on. around him. However, the revelation that God views Saitama as his own personal enemy opens the way for speculation regarding the origins of the hero’s unexplained power.
The key could be the idea of ”rebellion” against God. The villain enjoys tempting people with the promise of great power, as he did with Homeless Emperor, Garou, and Tatsumaki (but this last attempt failed). Perhaps Saitama’s absurd power stems from a pact made with God, but the bald hero somehow escaped his end of the bargain and God’s influence. This is only a theory, and God’s animosity towards Saitama could simply be motivated by the fact that he easily exterminates monsters, but the use of the word “turnedhints at a different, more personal connection. It could be that once again details about God and his plans will be revealed, fans of One-punch man will also finally learn the truth about Saitamaabsurd power.
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