Warning: Spoilers for One-Punch Man, Chapter #193 (JP)In the latest chapter of Man one punch, Saitama finds himself caught up in a plot straight out of a Fantasy Role-playing Game, and once again proves his incredible strength by resolving this prophesied battle with a single punch. Saitama’s act of breaking the prophecy may be a bit more involved than just defeating this monster, however, as a larger prophecy still exists in the series.
Chapter #193 of One-Punch Man (#191 in Viz’s English version) opens with Saitama inexplicably wandering through a Fantasy-inspired world where he stops a Cultist retrieves one of the nine artifacts, which will allow him to break the seal. an ancient evil known as the Evil Dragon. However, when Saitama learns that this dragon is prophesied to return in the future, he decides to go ahead and resolve the confrontation by summoning the dragon now. Saitama then rushes to collect the artifacts with the cultist’s help, all the while being chased by those who want to stop the dragon from being summoned. With all the artifacts collected, Saitama summons the Evil Dragon, interrupting its evil monologue and destroying it with a single punch, just in time to go home and play a game with King.
Saitama’s latest victory could be a preview of his future battle with God
Saitama’s “over the top” approach to the ancient prophecy is an interesting move on his part. It seemed to be born out of a desire to defeat a dangerous villain, as well as the hope that this Evil Dragon could actually provide Saitama with a challenge (which it clearly did not). The cultist even told Saitama that the Cruel Dragon might not be a problem in a hundred years, but he still wanted to continue dealing with it now. However, Saitama also has a point: there isn’t much reason to sit back and let the prophecy play out as predicted.
However, this humorous side story becomes even more interesting when considering that, in the original world of Saitama, the “Earth is in danger” prophecy made by Shibawawa is still in effect, predicting that the greatest threat to the planet (and thus possibly Saitama’s first threat). real challenge) will come soon. When Saitama was told about Shibabawa’s prophecy, in chapter #31, at that time, he also speculated that the prophecy might come true sooner than expected, just like the prophecy of the Ruined Dragon This evil has been done. Therefore, this side story may hint at a way for Saitama to deal with Shibabawa’s prophecy: simply pull out the prophesied disaster early and deal with it before it becomes a problem.
The story of the Cruel Dragon is very condensed, taking up only the first half of the chapter, but it can also be a small preview of things to come. Shibabawa’s prophecy is potentially connected to God, the mysterious supervillain who has become the new focus of the series, a life form seemingly intent on destroying all of humanity. In fact, the artifacts that sealed the Cruel Dragon bore a striking resemblance to the mysterious cubes connected to God. Perhaps Saitama will be able to overthrow this prophecy in the same way, once again saving the world. If one thing is certain, Man one punchHowever, Saitama wouldn’t get much credit even if he were the one who saved the world.