Warning: Contains SPOILERS for chapter #191 of One-Punch ManKing is unique Man one punch character whose only “strength” is frequently mistaken for one of the strongest men in the world, despite being extremely weak. However, King has now decided that he has had enough of living in fear and pursues true power, which causes him to seek training from some of the true powerhouses of the series.
In chapter #191 of One-Punch Man, King arrives at the dojo of Bang, a famous fighter who was formerly an S-Class Rank 3 hero called Silver Fang. While Bang assumed that King had come to ask him to give up his retirement, or even to challenge him, the truth was completely different. King is sick and tired of the “power” that constantly puts him in the most dangerous situations, while also making him look like a strong hero. He doesn’t want to be a fraud but is also afraid of revealing the truth to the world, so he decides to train as a martial artist to gain true power.
King’s Training at Bang’s Dojo can bring unexpected results
This development adds new depth to the character of King, who is often used primarily for comic relief. Recently, King was challenged by another S-Class hero, Atomic Samurai, and, in one of One-Punch Man’s most beloved pranks, couldn’t even unsheath his sword, but the Atomic Samurai had the impression that he had done so quickly to get rid of even his sword. trained eye. This episode perfectly explains King’s special abilities. By consistently finding himself in the worst place at the worst time (such as during a monster attack), and then surviving unscathed solely through luck, King created a serious misconception about his strength, which in turn causes even trained heroes or monsters to misunderstand his behavior. .
However, despite having no real powers, King has repeatedly proven that he has the heart of a true hero, so training under Bang could really make his character further development. Of course, plenty of King-style shenanigans are bound to happen, but it’s unlikely they’ll all resolve in one joke. After all, Garou is also at Bang’s dojo, trying to atone for his past evil actions, and being near one of the strongest characters in the series will certainly interact with “luck ” by King in a way. That supernatural ability to escape danger was likely honed through Bang’s tutelage, perhaps shaping King’s own martial arts style.
King and Saitama are two sides of the same coin
King has always been considered the other side of the Saitama coin: when Caped Baldy was so unlucky that, despite his incredible feats, he was never recognized for his heroic deeds, King was at a loss. of being put in a situation where he takes credit for what Saitama or other heroes do too. It’s unclear whether King is extremely lucky or quite the opposite, and this is what makes his character so interesting. More importantly, if King truly has some supernatural connection to Saitama, as some fans seem to believe, then undergoing intense physical training (as he is seen did in Man one punch webcomic) at Bang’s dojo can lead to a sudden power increase and eventually cause King the hero he always deserved to be.