Warning: Revealing the contents of One-Punch Man Ch. #186 (JP)One-Punch ManThe latest chapter of the largely long overdue heart-to-heart chapter between Genos and Saitama, but it’s the more subtle message underlying their conversation that really shows that Saitama can be sad and lonely. how. In a scuffle that lasted only a few seconds, Saitama’s passive actions eventually pushed Genos further away.
Chapter #186 of One-Punch Man sees Genos and Saitama go to an unpopulated area to fight, but when Genos powers up and unleashes his first attack, Saitama only backs away from the light that he radiated, not caring about the incoming punch from Genos. Genos first realizes that Saitama doesn’t see him as a potential threat at all, even in a duel. Later, when Genos asked Saitama if he felt like an adult, Saitama had no answer for him. Genos begins to realize that, like Saitama has always said, he’s really not equipped to be anyone’s mentor.
Saitama’s power pushes people away from him
While Genos hopes that by following Saitama he will become stronger, the bald hero is not such a teacher. He doesn’t understand his own strength or how he got it, so how can he teach others how to become stronger? Worse still, strength is only a relative measure, but Saitama himself is so different that anything others earn is like the last straw to him. Saitama can’t say if Genos’s power has increased over the past two months not because he wasn’t paying attention, but because even if Genos’s power level increased, it would be virtually unchangeable. Objectively, he has improved, as evidenced by his performance against monsters.
When Genos and Saitama first fight in chapter #17, Genos says he could never see himself become as strong as Saitama, and it seems he doesn’t quite understand how true those words are. . Genos wants Saitama’s approval, but he may never get it due to Saitama’s overwhelming power. More importantly, Saitama is of a class of his own to the point that it isolates him from others – even other heroes who wield their own immense powers compared to a normal human. No one else has had the life experience of Saitama, making it difficult for him to relate to someone like Genos.
Saitama’s behavior towards Genos is heartbreaking
This is particularly unsuccessful because so far, Genos seems to be the only one who truly connects with Saitama and stirs up feelings in him, as shown by Saitama becoming serious for the first time after watching. Garou kills Genos. However, that’s still not enough, and even Genos seems to have abandoned Saitama in this chapter. Considering that by the last page the story returns to a humorous tone, it’s unlikely that this particular scene will create a permanent gap between Saitama and Genos, but it does reveal that the difference between strength levels is Their strengths are a bigger obstacle to their relationship than it will appear. It’s a slightly different aspect of One-Punch Man that is on display here, showing that Saitama’s powers not only bore him, but also made it difficult for him to relate to anyone.