So whats the fucking secret to Saitama's power? I mean there doesnt have to be one, but will they introduce it at some point?
What do we know?
>He was weak, but willing.
>Instead of remaining weak, he chose to be strong.
>Work out seriously ever day.
I feel the losing hair bit is the most important. It's some kind of clue.
Okay you fucks, here is the real secret behind Saitama's power.
He has a hidden potential to turn willpower into raw strength and endurance. The physical training he endured for 3 years had nothing to do with actually making him more powerful physically, but rather served as mental training to build up his unbreakable will. We can see evidence in Garou, who has a very similar ability, where his strength can clearly be traced to his profound hate for heros who always foil the vilian's plans. The reason why Garou is not as strong as Saitama is because Garou did not have the same resolve.
It means that the normal physical constraints that the laws of biology (and physics) have in place are gone. There's literally not a strength level he can't reach. He could potentially be universe buster if he ever put his all into a punch.
>Saitama pulled a reverse Samson
Mother of God....
Headcanon obviously, but could this really be true?
Genos falls in love with Saitama.
Unable to confess, he is gifted by a deus ex machina with One Punch Man's phone number. Never minding the strange area code, he immediately calls him, and is overjoyed to find out that he has a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when he recounts the previous day's confessions to the OP man, he only looks at him with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, Demon Cyborg finds out that the Caped Baldy he called is not the same Caped Baldy he fell in love with. In fact, he doesn't exist in this universe at all. He is his sensei's alternate universe counterpart, who has fallen in love with Genos's own AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of his crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of BOY'S LOVE.
One punch man is a clever math trick where the power of his punch is represented by the limit as his fist goes to your face which is the function 1/x. So as the distance to your face approaches 0 the power of the punch goes to infinity. It is a simple math joke. One punch man is the key to his power. That is why he is called one punch man as his name.
>his name is one punch man
My favorite character in Halo is Halo!
I just don't understand how people don't know how Saitama got his strength if they have read the webcomic. The doctor from House of Evolution said it all, what limiters are, how monsters are created, how some heroes are weak and strong, and why Saitama is strong.
How can people make theories when the answer is right fucking there.
I just can't understand.
I laugh every time I hear his name.
Does he make an appearance after Sea King?
He broke his limiter and survived.
Garou did during his fight with saitama but he couldn't handle it.
It is a world of magic/scifi. It is like any other manga story. If you train hard, you can become stronger.
He already trained really hard and become super strong.
But there is a theme going around in the OPM world of people who get obsessed with something and become "monsters" in that thing.
How that works might get explained at some point.
Maybe if you don't want ultimate power.
He worked so hard every day with the power of routines, that one day he surpassed all limits and became the strongest.
Routine and regiment is the true power
His ability to make bitches orgasm from a single thrust
Would you get Genos' cellphone?
It does exist in real life>>133073263
So is this the thing that was spawned as a reaction to Saitamas power?
>He trained really, really, really, really hard. That's it.
It's pointed out that he didn't actually train that hard.
It's called bad writing. It's literally "MC is special for no reason". The same as SAO, and every other bullshit self-insert underagebait series.
Prove me wrong, oh wait you can't.
>muh training and dedication
Anyone who shows the same level of dedication wouldn't see the same results, hence "special for no reason".
Get mad and shout "bait" all you want, but you know it's true.
I'm sorry but you're really gonna have to try harder than that. Be more creative.
>Anyone who shows the same level of dedication wouldn't see the same results
The series' ultimate punchline is that >>133072833 is actually the secret to getting powerful, and the person who finally gives Saitama an equal fight is someone who followed his routine exactly.
Saitama is a monster. We've been shown before that humans can become monsters through intense obsession in the past.
It wasn't the physical training that made him so powerful, it was the single-minded drive to be someone who could beat anything in one punch.
That wouldn't explain why he's that powerful, since no other monster is barely close. There still has to be something special to his "monster"-ness, the object of desire itself isn't enough or otherwise all monsters would get what they want (vaccine man would wipe out humanity and cleanse earth, etc)
You're right there, I haven't ironed out much of the theory yet. It's a cop-out to say, "No other monsters have thought to add the unbeatable clause to their obsession."
Maybe the fact that he doesn't know he's a monster helps? Vaccine Man may have succeeded if Saitama hadn't come around to fight, but we can't know what would have happened since he got one-punched after his first killing spree. We have yet to see a God level disaster; who better to fill that role than the strongest character in the series?
Doesn't one of the examiners say that it's like he has a god inside him way back in Chapter 14 or whatever after the hero test?
Perhaps foreshadowing that Saitama is housing a god or something.
The secret isn't training hard, I think. For me, it's just pushing yourself beyond your limits.
Saitama's training regime wasn't anything special, but that was him giving his all and more.
He kept hitting his own ceiling until he eventually broke it.
Any other character who wants to become as strong as he is should push themselves to their limits until they just don't have any.
Of course, what worked for Saitama won't necessarily work for others. For example, Genos is a cyborg, so Saitama's training would add nothing to him. Thus, until Genos notices what his own strength actually lies in and works on it past his limits, he won't reach Saitama's level.
Same for Fubuki and Tatsumaki. They're espers, so what makes them strong and whatever their limits are differ from Saitama's. They'll have to find whatever makes them strong and push themselves beyond their own limits to become as Saitama.
One funny ending would be Saitama eventually receiving the nickname One Punch Man. However, at some point other heroes and monsters start breaking their own limits. Saitama is happy at first because he gets to feel the thrill of battle again, but soon after he feels empty, because he's no longer special and he comes to realise he didn't appreciate his time as the most powerful when he had it. Thus, the series end with Saitama feeling empty again, no longer being One Punch Man, and the universe ends because it cannot withstand so many beings with limitless strength.
>Perhaps foreshadowing that Saitama is housing a god or something.
The god of OPM is some sort of terrifying Lovecraftian abomination. It gave a hobo superpowers, then murdered him after he failed.
It's gonna be something like he used to be really weak. Like absolutely fucking weak. But then he did his training and slowly he got stronger and by determination he broke a cap that his body shouldve never broken in the first place. Something like
>his body was never designed to be able to carry 100lbs
So when he broke that cap through sheer determination he just got infinitely stronger.
>anon doesn't know that saitama not only broke his limiter, but he managed to do it while keeping his humanity in the process.
basically he did the exact same shit that monsters do in order to get stupidly retardedly strong since is was a weakling that was naturally a weakling, but he somehow managed to stay human throughout it, this caused him to just stay stupidly fucking strong.
garou tried doing this same thing, went full monster and got his shit pushed in, then saitama straight up broke his powerup in half medaka box style.
A boy falls in love with a girl.
Unable to confess, he is gifted with by a deus ex machina with the girl's phone number. Never minding the strange area code, he immediately calls her, and is overjoyed to find out that she has a crush on him as well.
But, the next day, when he recounts the previous day's confessions to the girl, she only looks at him with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, he finds out that the girl he called is not the same girl he fell in love with. In fact, she doesn't exist in this universe at all. She is the girl's alternate universe counterpart, who has fallen in love with the MC's own AU self, who too is blissfully unaware of her crush.
Hijinks ensue as the two strike up a deal to give each other their darkest, most private secrets in order to equip the other with the weapons they need to conquer the heart of their other selves. While the two chase their respective loved ones, DRAMA ensues as they begin to fall in love with each other instead and question the NATURE of LOVE.
>I just don't understand how people don't know how Saitama got his strength if they have read the webcomic. The doctor from House of Evolution said it all, what limiters are, how monsters are created, how some heroes are weak and strong, and why Saitama is strong.
Meanwhile that shitty theory gets blown the fuck out when it turns out that someone's handing out superpowers to people who want to kill humanity off.
Dr. Genus is pulling that theory out of his ass.
>he doesnt have infinite strenght, just absurd growth during training.
There hasn't been a moment when he needed the strenght to punch the universe into pieces. He could if he just had to, that's why I've been wondering what it'd be like to put him against that thing from TPGL, that was bigger than the known universe.
limit breaker stuck on always on, due to nearly killing himself over and over and over. normal herofags only unlock their limit breaker for a short period of time, after experiencing a near death situation. see any video game, book, etc with mc that becomes stronger on the brink of death.
>Genderswapped Genos in general
It's funny that there are still people who ask these kind of things. It's exactly the point of OPM. It's a parody, not even a parody about shonen itself, but it makes fun about people who read shonen.
Stop trying to give an explanation to his power, he already told his training
If after hearing about his training, your reaction is "but that's stupid, there must be something else because there is always something incredible in all the shonen that i have read before" that's exactly the point of the manga
It doesn't matter. He can be beaten by a girl.
They both pried open the door but reached for very different things.
Saitama pursued his goal of becoming The Strongest Hero to the very end, so that's what he became. Meanwhile Garou's determination failed him and he gave up on his dream of The Ideal Hero. Instead he tried to become The Ultimate Monster and unite the world through fear, but since that wasn't his real dream the result was as weak and half-hearted as he was.
A shitposter falls in love with a meme.
Unable to post it due to being b8, he is gifted by a deus ex machina with a phone with access to 4chan. Never minding the strange URL, he immediately posts the meme to it, and is delighted to find out that everyone on /a/ loves the meme as well.
But, when his ban expires and he posts the meme from his computer, /a/ only responds to his post with a perplexed expression. After some investigation, he finds out that the board he posted on is not the same board he wanted to post the meme on. In fact, it doesn't exist in this universe at all. It is the board's alternate universe counterpart, where the shitposter's meme is popular.
Hijinks ensue as the shitposter and the board strike up a deal to give the shitposter their dankest, most private memes in order to equip him to conquer the heart of the other /a/. While the poster chases the fame of his meme, DRAMA ensues as he begins to fall in love with the alternate /a/ and questions the NATURE of COPYPASTA
>If after hearing about his training, your reaction is "but that's stupid, there must be something else because there is always something incredible in all the shonen that i have read before" that's exactly the point of the manga
Yep. Most shonen shit on hard work, by making sure the only people who are powerful are those who have the genetics or gifts handed to them.
Saitama got to where he is by hardwork, and hardwork alone, despite starting as an average person. The fact that it is so hard to accept for many, is because it almost NEVER happens anywhere else.
Hero mode Garou would probably be like Mumen Rider with a higher power level. Someone who helps people without discrimination, who saves the ugly and unpopular as often as he rescues beautiful maidens.
Rather like the polar opposite to Sweet Mask, actually. So I wouldn't be surprised to see that be the plot ONE goes with.
>Licenseless Rider goes full villain and reveals his true power level
>wrecks every S-ranked hero without effort
>Saitama steps in and casually decks him, sending him flying into a building
>as he's walking away he hears Licenseless Rider call out to him
>turns out to see him stepping out from a pile of rubble unharmed
>all his punch did was knock off his helmet
and his wig
Did anybody ever do the math on how fast he'd have to move to have the fight scene be to scale on our relative time?
I mean fuck, moving a single pixel on screen would take a gorillion years when taking into account the speed of light.
His secret is that he has no super power. He worked hard for his strength, and he solves problems with his own two hands.
Its a message. It says to kids, you don't need to have super powers to save the world. You don't have to be some super powerful crazy psychic bitch from day one. Even in Saitamas world, the most gifted individuals alive dont compare to one average guy that worked harder than everyone else.
Remember, he started off as a simple salary man. There are even several other popular heroes that are also just regular guys that work hard to do what is right, like Metal Bat or the whole tank top group.
The real heroes are not assholes born with incredible powers, its the every day citizens taking a stand.