He’s finally back to his roots!!
After a long time of focusing on Saitama and Garou’s character development, One-Punch Man finally returns to his comic roots in Chapter 166. This article will contain spoilersif you have not reached this final arc, we recommend you read it through Viz Average. Well, finally we see back some of the main tropes that made this work famous.
After Saitama showed Garou what true strength was, the Hero Hunter was ready to stop trying to take down the overpowered hero. However, a God intervened and granted the Hero Hunter divine power, allowing him to deploy nuclear attacks and raise his copy ability to the extreme. Garou’s desire to beat Saitama returned, and in his attempt to do so, assassinated Genos in front of Cape Bald. However, this awakened the true potential of our protagonist.
Garou hitting Saitama’s core, Genos, incited the hero’s fury and unleashed the darkest feelings he possessed. For the first time in the series, the bald hero unleashed his full potential. He not only used one or two Killer Moves, but unleashed a wave of unbeatable attacks towards Garou. Since the damage his fight was causing endangered the Earth, Blast and his gang were forced to throw the two against one of Jupiter’s moons, their fight continued in Chapter 166. Although our villain was still copying Saitama’s moves, Saitama was continually getting ahead of the Hero Hunter.
The two’s fight was slowly turning into a one-sided thrashing, with Garou taking Saitama’s flurry of blows. Even the techniques that Garo stole from Blast were being used against him. As the fight continued, the gap between their power levels also continued to widen and Saitama began to lose interest. Saitama returned to his nonchalance, realizing that his clothes were missing, and focused on that fact rather than fighting Garou.. When the need arose, he even let out a serious sneeze, a sneeze loud enough to expel half of Jupiter’s fumes, reverting to his typical comedy style for which he was famous.
Garou’s desire eventually changed from wanting to fight Saitama to escaping from the hero. He opened a portal to Earth, leading to the second gag of the chapter. Just when Garo thought he had escaped from Cape Bald, Saitama appeared behind him. Saitama he then explained that his stomach got cold from the lack of clothes, and when Garou launched a nuclear attack, he farted big, his great attack that gave him victory. His fart acted as propulsion, allowing him to instantly catch up with the Hero Hunter. The final gag of the chapter came after Saitama destroyed the causality. He hit Garou and then returned to the body before him. In doing so, she returned with Garo’s core still in her hand and her crotch exposed.
Comedy is back in One-Punch Man
Even though Garo and Saitama’s battle continues in Chapter 166, the momentum of the fight eventually started to dissipate, enough that One-Punch Man inserts some of his trademark jokes and rekindles the series’ sense of humor. Readers are honored with the knowledge of just how dangerous Saitama’s serious sneeze can be, and that there’s always a chance that a future One-Punch Man villain will meet their end with Saitama’s sneeze or fart.
With Saitama and Garou’s battle continually reaching higher levels of intensity, One-Punch Man can’t afford to insert his trademark wacky sense of humor. The series has moved on to showcase its action sequences, while also highlighting Saitama and Garou’s character development. But, when the fight comes to an end in Chapter 166, this play rewards readers with a bit of Saitama-style comedythat the oldest fandom will appreciate.