One-Punch Man is one of the most original shounen manga published in recent times. Its protagonist, Saitama, takes the archetype of the overpowered protagonist and pushes it to a whole other level, making it a gimmick that (surprisingly effective) revolves around the Mix of comedy and action of the series.
While One-Punch Man is famous for its incredible humour, the series also features some of the best action and fight scenes that can be found in a manga. The fact that One-Punch Man has remained interesting despite having a literal invincible protagonist is a testament to the quality of the story and of the supporting cast. These heroes are the ones who mainly participate in the exciting battles of the series, so here is a list of One-Punch Man’s best fights.
10 King vs Platinum Sperm
While it’s hardly a true ‘fight’, this scene still deserves an honorable mention. It perfectly shows how One-Punch Man can seamlessly combine humor and action. King is an ordinary man who, by sheer bad luck (or good), happens to be credited with killing all of Saitama’s monsters. King’s reputation is due to Saitama’s and has grown to the point where even monsters fear him. When the final evolution of Black Sperm, Platinum Sperm, faced King, instead of simply killing him, he was on high alert, waiting for the man to toss him. unleashes his ultimate (non-existent) Hell Wave Movement Cannon attack. This hilarious stalemate is broken by the arrival of Garou, but it’s still a memorable moment that epitomizes the goofy side of One-Punch Man.
9 Superalloy Darkshine vs Garou
This fight has the merit of properly introducing the concept of ‘breaking the limit’ in the series (possibly the secret behind Saitama’s ridiculous powers). It was also a turning point for Garou, who was confronted by S-Class hero Superalloy Darkshine’s incredible muscles, forced to evolve beyond the limits of humanity, triggering his transformation into a monster.
8 children emperor vs phoenix
A prime example of the creative level of battles in One-Punch Man, this battle pits the Child Emperor’s intelligent high-tech weapons and cyborgs against a monster of relentless power. evolved to adapt to its opponents. With both warriors having a wide range of abilities and weapons, this is truly one of the most unpredictable battles of the Monster Association Arc.
7 Zombieman vs Vampire (Pureblood)
Another highlight of the heroes’ raid on the Monster Association headquarters, this fight certainly isn’t the flashiest in the series, but it’s certainly one of the worst and The most interesting. Zombieman’s only power is that he’s basically immortal and he will respawn after any wound. His opponent is a real vampire, full of confidence in his immense strength. However, the battle in this thriller ends in Zombieman’s favor, as he simply drains the vampire’s stamina by standing up from any attack, demonstrating a devastating way of fighting. his bold but effective.
6 Bang, Bomb, Genos, King (and Saitama) vs Centipede
One of the great team battles in One-Punch Man, this one saw a group of heroes attempt to defeat one of the biggest and deadliest monsters to ever emerge, a giant centipede. giant. After Genos, Bang, and Bomb were unable to harm Elder Centipede due to his thick armor and regenerative abilities, Saitama and King arrived on the scene. Despite his great fear, King acts as bait to lure the monster to his location, before Saitama steps in and disintegrates the giant creature with his Severe Punch, in one of the scenes. the most epic of the series.
5. Saitama vs. Boros
The best battle in the series according to many fans, especially thanks to the excellent adaptation made in Season 1 of the One-Punch Man anime. Boros is the first ‘serious’ enemy Saitama has ever faced, resulting in a spectacular fight. In the end, however, the alien conqueror couldn’t even get Caped Baldy to sweat, but at least fans got a great ‘Saitama kicks to the Moon’ moment.
4 heroes Garou vs A/B
Another non-flashy fight, however, highlights how the series can operate across different registers. Far from alien lords firing energy beams and hurling people onto the moon, Garou’s fight against a group of Class A and Class B heroes dispatched to capture the ‘Hero Hunter’ largely revolves around around tactics and skills. None of those involved have actual superpowers, but that doesn’t make the fight any less interesting.
3. Saitama vs Orochi
One of the most anticipated battles in the series saw Saitama face off against the leader of the Monster Association, who is, in theory, the most powerful Mysterious Creature on Earth. This fight represents the core idea behind One-Punch Man better than anything else in the series. The story has spent years building up Monster King Orochi as the ultimate villain, and much of this fight has him going all out, throwing every massive, earth-shattering attack at Saitama. However, as the hero said before the battle, regardless of all the titles, powers, final form, etc., “you’ll get a punch anyway”, that’s exactly what what happened to poor Orochi in a completely different battle. grand moment.
2 Tatsumaki, Genos, and Drive Knight vs Psykos (and Orochi)
Possibly the longest and most complex battle in the series, this happens after Psykos fuses with the rest of Orochi’s body to create the ‘ultimate life form’. When Saitama is lost underground, a group of heroes must join forces to defeat Psykos’ new giant form and her psychic powers. This battle is a true display of the epic and breathtaking side of One-Punch Man, and it’s worth seeing just because of Yusuke Murata’s breathtaking artwork.
1 Saitama vs Garou
Saitama destroys a planet with a sneeze, check. Time travel, check. Rewrite reality with one punch, check. Saitama naked, check. Great moment of Saitama and Genos bromance, check. This battle really has it all, as expected considering the ‘Cosmic Fear Mode’ Garou is undoubtedly the strongest monster ever to appear in the series. However, the reason why this fight is One-Punch Man’s best fight is simple: it’s the only time Saitama gets serious, after witnessing Genos being killed right in front of his eyes. It’s a moment of incredible character maturity, which also leads to the most melodramatic fight in the entire series.
Many other fights could make this list, including Saitama vs Tatsumaki which recently took an unexpected romantic turn. Finally, every fan will have their favorite moments and more will be added in the future, because One-Punch Man Truly a gift that keeps on giving.