By HigherPower 8 Comments
For those of you who don't know, One Punch Man is the critically acclaimed comedy shonen series that is essentially a parody of the of the entire shonen demographic. The webcomic started in 2009, was serialized into manga by Shueisha in 2012 after the original canon went viral, and finally was adapted into an anime production by Madhouse in late 2015. It follows the story of the main protagonist, Saitama, an overpowered superhero facing a self-imposed existential crisis (caused by being bored of his immeasurable strength). Every fight ends after only one punch (Garou excluded) and now the story instead focuses on his relationship and interactions with other pro heroes, monsters, and people in the series.
Powers and Abilities
Ummmmm.... powers? Well, we know Saitama can
- Can throw punches
- Can kick
- Can tank things
- Can jump
- Can run
- Hates mosquitos
That's about it lol
Saitama has a lot of showings, but I won't be using all of his feats, but just the ones I need to get my point across. If you're interested you can read this article from the OPM wikia
Saitama is the titular One-Punch Man and the strongest character in the series. So far no enemy has been able to injure him in any way and almost no enemy is even able to survive from a single earnest punch from him. A few enemies have survived punches from him, such as any human he has struck (which he was likely holding back against) and Boros, whom Saitama empathized with and held back against so as to give himself and Boros a satisfying and stimulating fight. Saitama's only power is that his body is far beyond human limits, allowing him to achieve astounding physical feats. His strength is so great that it vastly eclipses even artificial beings designed or bred specifically for superhuman combat, such as mechanical beings or the mutated warriors from the House of Evolution. Since no enemies have posed any real challenge to Saitama yet, the upper bound of his strength is likely even higher than it appears. While his power is only limited to heightened human traits - Saitama cannot fly or fire energy blasts - his superhuman abilities more than makes up for the lack of variety in his powers.
Saitama's greatest physical attribute is his immeasurably vast physical strength. In terms of striking (which is all he really does) he has a myriad of showings that put him above Guy. Let's just nitpick at some of his casual showings
First, we'll need some context. This is Beefcakes size, and in both the manga and webcomic he dwarfs mountains and towers above clouds in height:
^ Undeniably dwarfs mountains
^ same thing here
Beefcake proceeds to destroy an city with the swing of his fist (scaling is off, but hey, the statement is there)
Saitama oneshots Beefcake by crumpling his face with a punch, which proceeds to destroy another city in the process.
Conclusion? Saitama was irrefutably mountain lvl+ at this point, and we've already seen casual multi-city busting. People tend to forget how big Beefcake was really intended to be, and why Saitama one-shotting him was so impressive.
Next, we see his showings against Carnage Kabuto, and you'll need some context for this too
Genos partially destroyed a mountain with a casual blast in the manga, and genuinely mountain busted in the anime (upon reaching the house of evolution)
I think that should merit Genos being mountain lvl
Kabuto then no solds a blast from Genos later + machine gun blow (at least mountain lvl durability, obviously much higher)
That should merit CK's durability
CK then overpowers a full powered blast from Genos with nothing but his breath
Yea, you'd be trolling if you said Kabuto was anything less than mountain lvl+. And this was casual, while he wasn't even in his strongest form
Saitama oneshots Carnage Kabuto in glorious comedic fashion
This next feat also needs some context.
There is a dragon lvl meteor that no solds Genos' strongest attack, as well as multiple missiles from Metal Knight.
^ Unfazed by metal knights missiles
Tanks genos' most powerful ultimate attack. This is Genos with arms mode, using the core for power, and is many times stronger than the one from House of Evolution. An extreme lowball is saying the meteor is multi-mountain lvl
The meteor was stated to be able to wipe out not just Z-City, but every city in immediate vicinity
By this point it should be apparent that the meteor is mountain+ to multi mountain with extreme lowball.
Saitama oneshots this very same meteor, again, with casual effort
He completely obliterates it dude
The explosion of Saitama's meteor busting was visible from space
The mere fragments of the meteor laid waste to Z-City
Conclusion? Saitama's meteor busting places him at large island/small country in DC.
One shots Sea King, who was toying with S-Class heroes:
Those weren't even his best feats, but I'm bringing out the big guns later
I have a feeling speed is going to be an important factor in this debate. That being said, Saitama has a ridiculous amount of showings (not nearly as much as strength however) that suggest he won't at least get blitzed by Guy
Reacts to FTE movement from SOS Sonic
Reacts to a blitz from Sonic
Reacts to a surprise attack from Lightspeed Flash
Lightspeed Flash is fast enough to close the distance between his opponent and throw a string of attacks in 1 centisecond
Reacts to a blitz from Garou
And yet again
Should've put this in a spoiler block
Still one of the greatest panel transitions ever
He does it so many times it'd be redundant to post
Far too many showings from this section lol, it almost feels like there's no point in it (if you read opm). Just now every fight he's ever been in, he's never been hurt, injured, beaten, bruised, or even felt pain
Not a single scratch when Beefcake hits him with a barrage of attacks that buries him kilometers underground
Not a single scratch when he tanks a brutal onslaught of punches from Carnage Kabuto in Asura Mode. Keep in mind BASE Kabuto can overpower small mountain lvl attacks with his BREATH
Not a single scratch when Boros is hacking away at him
COMPLETELY no sells a blast from Boros that is larger than his ship in scale
There are two versions of Saitama's fight with Boros in the manga, bot both of them have interesting showings
^ Boros punched Saitama so hard, that the force of his blow had enough energy to generate heat capable of melting city blocks worth of his ship
Then he spams punches of equal power
Carries and shoves a spike down his ass
Then he kicks him to mf moon. At this point, using Saitama seems ridiculous, because Might Guy is inferior to even Boros in striking...
*CAUTION* This next feat you're about to witness has gone on to become one of the most wanked, most lowballed, most hyped, most downplayed, and most controversial striking feats in recent history
The Kick of God:
It's simple. In fact, far too simple; more simple than Saitama's character design.
How does he win? Saitama punches Guy. That's it. He punches him and he dies. No amount of feats, wanking or speculation can change the outcome of this fight. I barely used 1/4th of all of Saitama's feats, and it's obvious what's gonna happen. Saitama's punches can and will kill Guy, especially since he has no durability showings to resist it.
You know what the best part of this is? When cosmic_lantern responds, he won't be arguing against speculation, nor against scaling, no against wank, but actual feats. Hard-earned, on-panel, blatantly showed, and irrefutably explicit feats. Saitama is superior to Guy in every way, and this is without using feats like-
- Overpowering an attack stated to be able to raze the surface of the earth (continental+/multi-continental DC)
- The scan showing the effect of said punch (AOE)
- Destroying 1/3 of the moons surface by merely jumping off of it
- Blitzing characters with low relativistic reaction and combat speeds
I've come to this conclusion. If you think this is a fair match, you either
- Really, really, really hate Saitama
- Have complete ignorance on all his feats and his character, never reading opm in your life
- Are trolling
Can't get any simpler than that
Good luck! @cosmic_lantern And may the best man win (: