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Dec 12, 2015 1:43 PM

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Hi everyone. Now, we all know that One Punch Man is supposed to be a parody of other shonens, in which the main character is usually weak and then becomes the strongest as the manga goes on. One Punch Man is a parody, though: the main character starts out as by far the strongest. So it isn't a real shonen/seinen/whatever manga, it's really mainly a parody and a comedy.

But what if the author decided to take this parody even further? What if the premise of the entire manga, that Saitama is the strongest, was a joke as well? This doesn't seem impossible given that this is supposed to be a comedy manga. This would be one of the most interesting and groundbreaking revelations in manga history. What if Saitama was just a normal everyday guy whose opponents felt sorry for him and let him win every time?

I actually have proof for this assertion. One of the strangest parts in One Punch Man is when the world's supposedly "strongest man" Saitama can't even kill a mosquito. No matter how hard he tries, he catches the mosquito in between the world's strongest hands and he fails to kill a goddamn mosquito. How sad is that? How can the world's strongest man fail to kill a mosquito with his bare hands? Even I can do that, in fact I just did it earlier today. This man who supposedly defeated all these powerful bosses and villains can't even kill a mosquito? There's something fishy here and you know it.

This is the author's way of giving us a message. Saitama is too weak to kill even a mosquito; if he can't kill a mosquito but he can kill the strongest guys in the world, that's just a logical contradiction. Therefore, since it's a contradiction, he must be unable to kill the strongest guys in the world.

All of the bad guys in the manga just let him win. That's right: when they see Saitama's pathetic bald appearance with his ridiculous looking outfit, they feel bad for him and let him win. For example, when he killed Vaccine Man in the first episode, Vaccine Man had a major internal laugh at Saitama's appearance and exploded himself the moment Saitama punched him because he felt bad at Saitama's weakness. All of Saitama's battles in the manga have turned out this way, as well.

What do you guys think?
 
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Dec 12, 2015 1:44 PM

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Seems like a pretty legit theory.
 
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Dec 12, 2015 1:54 PM

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And Sea King just decided to punch a hole into himself, yup
 
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Dec 12, 2015 2:16 PM

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It Is Chuck Norris, who make a time stop, and hit a villain. After that, Krauser-san is making his 10 rape in a second, and time will flows again. And after that La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo is made everyone believed that Saitama is defeated a villain. Remember this NEET in 9 episode? He might actually knows something.
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Dec 12, 2015 2:25 PM

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They felt so much pity that killed themselves?

Seems legit to me.
 
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Dec 12, 2015 2:42 PM

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or saitama can actually one punch anyone
 
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Dec 12, 2015 2:44 PM

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Best theory
 
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Dec 12, 2015 3:04 PM

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yaaaawn
 
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Dec 12, 2015 3:16 PM

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Chiki said:
Hi everyone. Now, we all know that One Punch Man is supposed to be a parody of other shonens, in which the main character is usually weak and then becomes the strongest as the manga goes on. One Punch Man is a parody, though: the main character starts out as by far the strongest. So it isn't a real shonen/seinen/whatever manga, it's really mainly a parody and a comedy.

But what if the author decided to take this parody even further? What if the premise of the entire manga, that Saitama is the strongest, was a joke as well? This doesn't seem impossible given that this is supposed to be a comedy manga. This would be one of the most interesting and groundbreaking revelations in manga history. What if Saitama was just a normal everyday guy whose opponents felt sorry for him and let him win every time?

I actually have proof for this assertion. One of the strangest parts in One Punch Man is when the world's supposedly "strongest man" Saitama can't even kill a mosquito. No matter how hard he tries, he catches the mosquito in between the world's strongest hands and he fails to kill a goddamn mosquito. How sad is that? How can the world's strongest man fail to kill a mosquito with his bare hands? Even I can do that, in fact I just did it earlier today. This man who supposedly defeated all these powerful bosses and villains can't even kill a mosquito? There's something fishy here and you know it.

This is the author's way of giving us a message. Saitama is too weak to kill even a mosquito; if he can't kill a mosquito but he can kill the strongest guys in the world, that's just a logical contradiction. Therefore, since it's a contradiction, he must be unable to kill the strongest guys in the world.

All of the bad guys in the manga just let him win. That's right: when they see Saitama's pathetic bald appearance with his ridiculous looking outfit, they feel bad for him and let him win. For example, when he killed Vaccine Man in the first episode, Vaccine Man had a major internal laugh at Saitama's appearance and exploded himself the moment Saitama punched him because he felt bad at Saitama's weakness. All of Saitama's battles in the manga have turned out this way, as well.

What do you guys think?


once you see saitama vs boros. your whole theory of saitama would go down the drain, but nice theory for someone who hasn't read the manga.
 
Dec 12, 2015 3:29 PM

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Hmmm...

The Titan man who was pissed with Saitama for "killing his brother" let him win despite blame him of killing his loved brother?

Carnage Kabuto, who even use his strongest form to fight Saitama after being scared by his mere presence, decided to rip himself to pieces just because he felt pity for Saitama?

The meteorite, an inanimate thing, felt pity for Saitama?

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Seems like a pretty legit theory.
 
Dec 12, 2015 3:48 PM

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BaitOfJustice said:
Hmmm...

The Titan man who was pissed with Saitama for "killing his brother" let him win despite blame him of killing his loved brother?

Carnage Kabuto, who even use his strongest form to fight Saitama after being scared by his mere presence, decided to rip himself to pieces just because he felt pity for Saitama?

The meteorite, an inanimate thing, felt pity for Saitama?

G_Spark233 said:
Seems like a pretty legit theory.
The Titan man obviously hated his brother for giving him telekinesis since he wanted strength, hence why Saitama "jumped" so high.
Carnage Kabuto killed himself because he hated himself for being so stupid in thinking that Saitama was so strong
That meteorite was probably just sentient
 
Dec 12, 2015 3:53 PM

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Some examples that against that theory are:

First, the genos vs saitama sparring fight, genos know how strong saitama is, he didn't see saitama as weakling, he get himself owned hard by saitama.

Second,


So I guess there are no really deep mystery in how saitama become the strongest other than because it's just the author wanted to make him like that in the first place. Same goes for the mosquito, just for comical effect.
People say that you have to solve your problem instead of running away from it, but isn't trying to solve the problem also means that you wanted to run away from the problem?
 
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LittleGao said:
BaitOfJustice said:
Hmmm...

The Titan man who was pissed with Saitama for "killing his brother" let him win despite blame him of killing his loved brother?

Carnage Kabuto, who even use his strongest form to fight Saitama after being scared by his mere presence, decided to rip himself to pieces just because he felt pity for Saitama?

The meteorite, an inanimate thing, felt pity for Saitama?

The Titan man obviously hated his brother for giving him telekinesis since he wanted strength, hence why Saitama "jumped" so high.
Carnage Kabuto killed himself because he hated himself for being so stupid in thinking that Saitama was so strong
That meteorite was probably just sentient

Theory confirmed.
 
Dec 12, 2015 5:13 PM

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lol sentient meteorite. XD

Did the examiners at the hero center also feel so much sympathy they faked his results and created holes in the floor /ceiling, broke a punching machine , etc, and somehow all the other competitors collaborated out of sheer pity?

Sonic intentionally hitting Saitama's fist with his balls?

Hammerhead? power suit breaking apart with perfect timing when punched?

It's interesting but there's too many holes lol.
 
Dec 12, 2015 5:20 PM

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lol sentient meteorite. XD

Did the examiners at the hero center also feel so much sympathy they faked his results and created holes in the floor /ceiling, broke a punching machine , etc, and somehow all the other competitors collaborated out of sheer pity?

Sonic intentionally hitting Saitama's fist with his balls?

Hammerhead? power suit breaking apart with perfect timing when punched?

It's interesting but there's too many holes lol.

Everyone was high on some gaseous narcotic so they just thought that Saitama was being superhuman when there was nothing happening at all
Sonic was trying hard not to bust out laughing, so it was still an accident when he unintentionally nailed himself against Saitama's fist
Hammerhead just felt so sorry that he decided to self destruct his own suit when he felt how weak Saitama's punch was
 
Dec 12, 2015 5:49 PM
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In my opinion, the real way to take this one step further is that Saitama actually becomes a complete weakling in the finale of the manga.
 
Dec 12, 2015 8:02 PM

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This easy answer for you.
Saitama only broke the limit in his body. You have read manga ONE(raw version).
Unlike the other protagonists, like Goku, Naruto, Luffy, etc...
They are still developing phase / practice. Like Garau changing and evolving (Saitama vs Garau in ONE).
~Saitama've finished practicing.

It explains all of his exercises.
1. Push-ups = Unlimited Power (like most fighters without weapons, arms are the main weapon. this is why title One Punch Man).

2. Sit-ups = Unlimited Defense (increases endurance to unlimited, but his body moveable. as we can not destroy the gravel with our hands, but we can throw it. he was thrown to the moon).

3. Squats = Super Speed (leg strength training. can make shadows like koro-sensei. while Genos vs Sonic).

4. Running 10 km = Unlimited Durability (unlike the other protagonists overwhelmed).

5. Last, didn't use the AC in summer & heating in winter = To strengthen his mental and mind resistance (Tatsumaki cannot lift it up Saitama with psychic powers. while Saitama fight Tatsumaki in ONE).
I beat, Saitama anti ninjutsu, code geass, psychic, hypnotic, etc...
In universe OPM, a person can grow and change like Garau.

Except mosquitoes, it's just a joke from the Author to bring Saitama with Genos.
 
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with this logic wouldn't mumen rider have the same powers as saitama? Did no one feel bad for mumen rider?
 
Dec 13, 2015 2:35 AM

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Chiki said:
All of the bad guys in the manga just let him win. That's right: when they see Saitama's pathetic bald appearance with his ridiculous looking outfit, they feel bad for him and let him win. For example, when he killed Vaccine Man in the first episode, Vaccine Man had a major internal laugh at Saitama's appearance and exploded himself the moment Saitama punched him because he felt bad at Saitama's weakness. All of Saitama's battles in the manga have turned out this way, as well.

What do you guys think?

this is hilarious

the titan guy had a sudden head tilt so strong he tossed himself over an other city
the beetle guy had an other fatal internal laugh and exploded himself
sonic gets distracted everytime by saitama's appearance he doesn't realize he's slowing down
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lol sentient meteorite. XD
Did the examiners at the hero center also feel so much sympathy they faked his results and created holes in the floor /ceiling, broke a punching machine , etc, and somehow all the other competitors collaborated out of sheer pity?
Sonic intentionally hitting Saitama's fist with his balls?
Hammerhead? power suit breaking apart with perfect timing when punched?
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And Sea King just decided to punch a hole into himself, yup



weewah said:
It's interesting but there's too many holes lol.
holes can be filled with lolfiction xD
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with this logic wouldn't mumen rider have the same powers as saitama? Did no one feel bad for mumen rider?
licenseless rider isn't pathetic enough to gain the same power saitama has

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Dec 13, 2015 2:39 AM

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Yeah I support this theory
 
Dec 13, 2015 5:37 AM

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They felt so much pity that killed themselves?

Seems legit to me.


LMFAO xDDDD
 
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Dec 13, 2015 8:17 AM

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In my opinion, the real way to take this one step further is that Saitama actually becomes a complete weakling in the finale of the manga.


By then, I would think all his hair had grown back. And a la manime, I can totally see him dying happily in the end.

In response to ending OPM, ONE will simply joke "I ran out of jokes lol"

 
Dec 13, 2015 8:21 AM

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interesting theory, but look at the damage he delivers. And how fast he can move. And Genos wanting him to train him and so on.
No, he ist just that stronk.
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Dec 13, 2015 8:29 AM

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I wish people read first source material and then spouted or not their ideas because it's worthless if you are basing it only on small portion of story.
 
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Ay Imao! XD jajajaja! this thread 5/5 TOP KEK
 
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I wish people read first source material and then spouted or not their ideas because it's worthless if you are basing it only on small portion of story.
worthless by the next episode, but funny in the mean time
even a wrong opinion can be interesting if it isn't pretentious

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Chiki said:
This is the author's way of giving us a message. Saitama is too weak to kill even a mosquito; if he can't kill a mosquito but he can kill the strongest guys in the world, that's just a logical contradiction. Therefore, since it's a contradiction, he must be unable to kill the strongest guys in the world.
Or, because it is a God damned comedy, logic is irrelevant for some of the jokes; as such the author made him unable to kill a mosquito. Maybe, just maybe, the strongest man in the universe losing his shit over a mosquito is funny.

If he was so weak he couldn't crush a mosquito, he wouldn't even be alive to begin with.
 
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I'm pretty sure the meteor (an inanimate object) felt so sorry for Saitama that it started to feel pity and exploded itself. Saitama is too weak to punch it like that.
 
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Licenseless Rider and King are the true main characters of the show.
You mean only Mumen Rider.

Unlike King, Mumen Rider actually has a theme.
 
Dec 13, 2015 10:43 AM

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Chiki said:
I'm pretty sure the meteor (an inanimate object) felt so sorry for Saitama that it started to feel pity and exploded itself. Saitama is too weak to punch it like that.


The rocks behind Genos at the end of their spar too? Saitama's super speed is actually just the earth producing a special kind of side-ways gravity just to make Saitama seem faster?

OK.
 
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Botato said:
hoopla123 said:
Licenseless Rider and King are the true main characters of the show.
You mean only Mumen Rider.

Unlike King, Mumen Rider actually has a theme.
But King does have a theme: his heartbeat!
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there is a limit to the suspension of disbelief

And it's the fan that did it. Not the smoking porn reading rubik cube genius rape ape with a magic boat.
 
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This thread is a lie and sounds like those conspiracies theories of celebrities. It would be funny but I don't think ONE would go for that big of a joke

So the meteor about to destroy the city...Let Saitama win too?
 
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OK, I'll take the obvious bait.

As you say, OPM is a parody, a comedy.

The world's strongest man getting pissed at a mosquito and being unable to kill it with all his superspeed is funny.

Comedy: funny >> consistency.

End of story.
 
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Looks like the way the series is going you don't like it at all (You hate One Punch Man). You too also feel sorry for Saitama kicking asses with one punch. Plus you are not enjoy the series at all. That's what i think.
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Grey-Zone said:
Chiki said:
I'm pretty sure the meteor (an inanimate object) felt so sorry for Saitama that it started to feel pity and exploded itself. Saitama is too weak to punch it like that.


The rocks behind Genos at the end of their spar too? Saitama's super speed is actually just the earth producing a special kind of side-ways gravity just to make Saitama seem faster?

OK.


Sounds like a good theory.

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Looks like the way the series is going you don't like it at all (You hate One Punch Man). You too also feel sorry for Saitama kicking asses with one punch. Plus you are not enjoy the series at all. That's what i think.


OPM is one of my top 5 anime.
 
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Botato said:
You mean only Mumen Rider.

Unlike King, Mumen Rider actually has a theme.
But King does have a theme: his heartbeat!
I like Mumen Rider's theme more therefore MR > King and by extension that makes him the One True mc to me :D

Unrelated but the club in your sig gave me a chuckle.
 
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So basically every monster have a a self destruct sistem in their bodies, the shockwaves are just special effects, the walls and ground are substituted by paper soft rock just when Saitama passes by, his speed is the super invinsible lightning fast man that grabs him everytime he wants to run, metal knight invented a weather changing machine, etc. seems legit xD
I know this theory is supposed to be a joke. It was a funny read, gj xD
 
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So basically every monster have a a self destruct sistem in their bodies, the shockwaves are just special effects, the walls are substituted by paper soft rock just when Saitama passes by, his speed is the super invinsible lightning fast man that grabs him everytime he wants to run, etc. seems legit xD
I know this theory is supposed to be a joke. It was a funny read xD


And Genos devotes himself to Saitama and loses the spar. This theory's busted even without the Mythbusters.
 
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And Sea King just decided to punch a hole into himself, yup
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Oh, I get it. This theory is just a parody of theories. Mindblown =O

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Veldin461 said:
So basically every monster have a a self destruct sistem in their bodies, the shockwaves are just special effects, the walls and ground are substituted by paper soft rock just when Saitama passes by, his speed is the super invinsible lightning fast man that grabs him everytime he wants to run, metal knight invented a weather changing machine, etc. seems legit xD
I know this theory is supposed to be a joke. It was a funny read, gj xD


Thank you.
 
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Planning to watch.

 
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Nice read, it would be hella interesting if it turned out that way
 
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This thread in a nutshell.
 
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Saitama is actualy a mental pacient, he started going nuts after losing another job interview and began seeing monsters, he eventualy went crazier and crazier, when the mental hospital took him, they might shaved his head when he got in the hospital for some reason, or he just have some kind of brain cancer... every other hero he sees is just the nurses and doctors who treat him or just another pacients, while the monsters are just his imagination.
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This thread in a nutshell.

MAL in a nutshell.
 
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The only truth about his power.
 
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Most hilarious theory I've seen yet. I support it.
 
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