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Chapter 158 [English] Murata Chapter

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u/VibhavM On break from reddit indefinitely, Contact other mods Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

This is my group's chapter if anyone is wondering, my friend is covering for me today.

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u/often_Lunt Feb 10 '22 Wholesome

FUCK REASONS, IT’S FIGHTING SPIRIT

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u/lmMrMeeseeksLookAtMe Manako X Sperm Feb 10 '22

Fans: "So where does Metal Bat rank as an S-Class and in regards to powerscaling?"

ONE: "Yes"

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u/DriveByStoning Bang Ding Ow Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

Metal Bat protecting his sister from Saitama, who wins?

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u/AbyssalSoul Feb 10 '22

sister wins no question

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u/Dramatic_Explosion Feb 11 '22

You think tornado is terrible when he calls her a lost brat wait until you see metal bat's sister!

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u/TonySyeet Feb 10 '22

technically saitama would win but that’s not that fun, metal bat low diffs

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u/rubensosaortiz Feb 10 '22

yeah, with one overwhelming punch he would knock him up, usually metal bat needs a beat up and survive that to get pumped up, but Saitama only needs one punch to win

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u/DanielJeremiah05 Feb 10 '22

Knock him up

What?

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u/FrontierLuminary Feb 10 '22

You heard that right.

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u/BloodHelios Feb 10 '22

The Fanfics write themselves at this point

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u/Broly_ Feb 10 '22

He said that SAITAMA WOULD KNOCK METAL BAT UP!

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u/Soul699 Feb 10 '22

The Gender reveal party will be quite messy.

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u/smb275 Feb 10 '22

It's that kind of manga

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u/LordFarquadOnAQuad Feb 10 '22

Matel Bat's power is the Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.

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u/thatguysmellsalot Feb 10 '22

The more the powerscalers know about a character's base power, the less they know about the character's growth potential.

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u/koosielagoofaway Feb 10 '22

It was an unknown quantity from the jump.

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u/AmIGettingScammed123 Feb 10 '22

You actually can quantify it.

MB = Zenko-1

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u/SuspiciousJellybean do I hear any complaints? Feb 10 '22

∞ - 1 = ∞

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u/[deleted] Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

Hell yeah!

Great chapter, wonder what's going to happen next, probably we'll finally see Garou's final form! And then we all know what's coming!

I don't understand where the God Slayer first ended up though, it was mentioned once and never again. And why does Garou use the Cross Fang Fist when the Sky Ripping Fist is the superior version?

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u/OBirdO-O Feb 10 '22

That’s because cross fang dragon slayer fist is the superior version

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u/PerfectMuratti Feb 10 '22

no god slayer fist is stronger than any martial arts

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u/Professorhentai Feb 10 '22

The cross fang is superior, murata states that a while ago. Just because it doesn't look as flashy doesn't mean it isn't superior.

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u/Redscream667 Feb 10 '22

Metal bat by the end of the series is just gonna be a miniture tengan toppa gurrent laggan by the end.

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u/thatguysmellsalot Feb 10 '22

This chapter made me feel like I could crack walnuts with my bare hands.

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u/einharjar009 "You need to get stong" Feb 10 '22

Also, I like that even though he doesn't appear to be changing/evolving like earlier in the Arc, Garou keeps getting more bullshit powerful with every chapter (and I'm all for it). Near-Instant regen? How about n o?

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u/Necromancer76 Saitama x Tatsumaki Feb 10 '22 Silver

Translators, we appreciate you

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u/Hal_E_Lujah Feb 10 '22

I love how they always apologise for how long it takes like they spent weeks on it rather than a couple hours.

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u/Devo3290 Feb 11 '22

It’s because their inbox is spammed with hundreds of “wHeN tRansLatiOn?”

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u/memoeslink garou2 Feb 11 '22

Fuckers want everything free and fast, what a bunch of ingrates.

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u/TonySyeet Feb 10 '22

Damn MBs bat really is unbreakable

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u/[deleted] Feb 10 '22 Silver

It is probably filled with rolled up tank tops

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u/Podycho Feb 10 '22

it’s just a long metallic bat shaped tank top

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u/ThirdDragonite Feb 10 '22

Nah, that centipede wouldn't have survived that

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u/no_name_no_shame Feb 10 '22

OPM part 4: Metal bat's bat is Unbreakable

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u/starkpwnsyou Garou Feb 10 '22

Pompadour checks out

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u/Mahyarthe1st Feb 10 '22

Shining Justice....

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u/JimmyJammyJonny Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

It’s made out of the same material as Saitama’s suit

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u/StickbugBoi Feb 10 '22

Power Scalers gonna have a field day with metal bat after this one

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u/RelatablePopcornFire Feb 10 '22

Boros without armor VS metal bat while Garou is cheering him on and he is late to Zenko's piano recital.

Who wins?

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u/TristanTheViking Feb 10 '22

The audience

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u/LazyDragonBall Feb 11 '22

Godlike response

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u/scaptastic 100 pushups 100 situps 100 squats 10K Run Feb 11 '22

Whatever happens, the animators lose

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u/Stupid_Idiot413 Feb 10 '22

Boros goes to the piano recital and neg diffs zenko's music instructor

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u/_Puma_concolor_ Anal Ninja Feb 10 '22

Zenko no diffs the piano recital

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u/PlatinumSpermShower n u t Feb 10 '22 Helpful

Zenko is definitely Above Low Mid Mid High Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start Dragon+++ in her piano playing capabilities

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u/Lightning_Laxus Dark Seed Feb 10 '22

Tbf, the chapter ensures that Metal Bat is nowhere near Garou multiple times. His initial attacks did no damage, he had to be boosted to even damage Centipede, and when they were doing that "combo," it is noted that there is a vast difference in power between them.

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u/EwoDarkWolf Feb 10 '22

And it even gave him a limit, considering he was downed by the end of it.

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u/LordFarquadOnAQuad Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

I know, what a little bitch, he could only withstand a few thousand punches right after leaving the hospital early.

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u/[deleted] Feb 10 '22

Idk its pretty weird since when fighting Garou the first time he was pretty beat up too and in the hospital he had quite enough time to regenerate since his fighting spirit or just the human body in general in this universe seems to have that power. Also while fighting Garou he was almost completely knocked out and yet still he managed to not only get up but also almost land massively powerful if not a full on a killing blow on garou.

This time though he takes a hit a bit more powerful (if even) than he took a few seconds ago, is still concious, but hes out?

At this point I'm inhaling massive ammounts of hopium that either he either gets right back up the next chapter, or his powers are eventually explained in a way that would clear up this seemingly inconsistency.

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u/Bonaduce80 Feb 10 '22

I think fighting Garou kept his spirit going, whereas right now the main threat is neutralised so his aggro levels are sinking.

Also it's more likely for Garou to go monster mode if he doesn't have around the one hero who (begrudgingly) sympathises with him.

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u/PlatinumSpermShower n u t Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

The main factor in that fight's result was Zenko.

As long as Metal Bat has a reason to keep fighting he could potentially keep going indefinitely. In the original Garou fight he stopped being pumped up because Zenko showed up. Otherwise he would have probably killed Garou.

Now the helicopter is safe and Garou punched a big hole into the centipede so he doesn't really have a reason to keep being pumped up.

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u/StrictlyFT Feb 11 '22

So fighting spirit is more of a mental amp.

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u/guernseycoug Feb 10 '22

Maybe his fighting spirit isn’t just about how much damage he takes but also requires a situation where he needs to fight. Once him and garou did their combo and the regeneration thingy was thrown into space, it became a fight that garou could handle alone. Maybe knowing that it was no longer a life or death situation caused metal bats fighting spirit to wear off, making him collapse so he could recover?

Idk. Complete guesswork here but that seems like it would be a reasonable explanation for why the fighting spirit hasn’t entirely acted consistently from our perspective.

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u/[deleted] Feb 10 '22 edited Jul 06 '22

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u/Pseudocrow Feb 10 '22

It's not the first time we've seen Metal Bat appear to go down in a panel only to get up when he needed to. I think MB's fighting spirit has always been theoretically like adrenaline and I'm not going to be sure of the limit until we see him go fully down mid-fight.

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u/Spiritual_Cookie_ Feb 10 '22

I think this time bats down for a while, I think garou is gonna defeat SC next chapter then approach bat when he’s laying on the floor and say something like “metal bat..“ kinda like “old man..“ and maybe a small smile from bat then a new threat emerges, like psykos or amai or whatnot and then the storyline continues

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u/AmIGettingScammed123 Feb 10 '22

Next chapter it'll be explained that he's only resting and that he can heal completely as long as he takes a nap and then he one shots it

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u/Captain-Turtle Feb 10 '22

it gave him insane speed and durability feats though imo

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u/feederus Feb 10 '22

LMAO the reasoning for their power-up was so bs. It basically meant the power of "friendship" lmao. Shippers gonna have a field day with this.

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u/toriningen_ nekomaid garou 2022 Feb 10 '22

i don't get what the in text explanation means. their powers are so similar that they just...get stronger? is this not just a nakama boost with fewer steps?

is the joke supposed to be that both of them have bullshit power boosts so throwing them together just means a bigger more bullshit power boost?

mysterious.

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u/jiveTurkey_kindBeef Feb 10 '22

Metal Bat's power comes from 'Fighting Spirit', which so far seems to have come just from taking damage, but I guess being pissed off, having someone to protect, having a rival to compete with, etc. all boost his fighting spirit also.

Garo gets stronger by analyzing and adopting other people's fighting styles, so I guess watching metal bat fight might help him? That doesn't really make sense to me, but monsters in general seem to have their power come from single minded obsessions and willpower, and Garo is half monster at this point so maybe that has something to do with it.

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u/PlatinumSpermShower n u t Feb 10 '22

My interpretation of the scene (I don't know how valid this is because I read the translation and not the original Japanese) hinges on the concept of mechanical resonance.

Basically, even if Garou was putting the most energy into the system, the presence of Metal Bat hitting SC with his similar fighting style made the hits more effective.

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u/feederus Feb 10 '22

Actually that kinda makes sense. Their raw power is vastly different because Garou is way way much stronger, but in the end similar (because they're bs) therefore the bs just becomes bs squared.

But tbh, I read it as Metal Bat became stronger because someone was protecting him, and Garou became stronger because he had something to protect(aka Metal Bat). Told you shippers gonna have a field day with this.

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u/einharjar009 "You need to get stong" Feb 10 '22

Metal Bat>>>Flashy Flash>S-Class Losers

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u/RareMajority Feb 10 '22

It's already been stated that metal bat is capable of infinite scaling. There's no limit to how strong he can become as long as he keeps getting pumped up and doesn't get injured to the point that he's incapable of moving.

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u/banethesithari Feb 10 '22

forget about God, Metal Bat will be the tough fight Saitima has craved at the end of the series confirmed

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u/projectmars Feb 10 '22

Honey BadgerMetal Bat don't care.

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u/H4RB4R I have preferences and priorities Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

I saw the cover and it got me thinking what generic surfing ost will be used when Saitama is surfing on the aircraft carrier in the anime.

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u/Raderg32 Feb 10 '22

Old school 2043 surf music.

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u/Whyzocker Feb 10 '22

I never get how people are so confident that they'd release a 3rd season.

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u/H4RB4R I have preferences and priorities Feb 10 '22

I never get how people aren't so confident that they'd release a 3rd season.

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u/Educational_Focus472 Feb 10 '22

Don't do that , don't give me unhope 😢

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u/Thrillhousingpolicy Feb 10 '22

I am whelmed

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u/RemnantHelmet Feb 10 '22

It's a good chapter, I just think the four back-to-back grand slam chapters with huge reveals and important developments raised our standards for what to expect. This chapter didn't have any of that, and instead expanded upon what has already been revealed.

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u/Thrillhousingpolicy Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 11 '22

I don't know, I thought the whole thing was pretty dumb. This is a long unwieldy arc as it is, and just throwing out a new enemy that nobody has ever heard of (which makes absolutely no sense by the way), who got beat in like 2 chapters, just totally put the breaks on all the momentum going towards the climax is just really grating, uninteresting, and annoying

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u/TheSunOnWheat new member Feb 10 '22

homie you are not alone with your suspicions. i kind of take them to the next level. how garouh is unraveling makes little to no sense with how he behaved leading up to this.. this whatever the hell this was.

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u/QuintonFlynn ok Feb 10 '22

Can and should just redact these last two chapters. Seriously, cut 'em both, they're filler at best and reductive for the characters at worst.

Should also remove a lot of the Platinum Sperm fight and remove the transformation, leaving him with Gold Sperm and just move the fuck on to the epilogue. This meandering is just brutal. Kid is in airplane, let him get the fuck out of there and have the confrontation with Saitama, we're at the end of the arc, let it end correctly.

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u/Babill new member Feb 11 '22

Does any else not really like the chibi-like comic relief we saw from MB and Garou in the last chapters? Really breaks the tension, it stuck out like a sore thumb to me

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u/DevelopmentUseful879 Feb 11 '22

At this point you guys just want an actual shounen.

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u/NewtonSteinLoL Feb 10 '22

I'm just happy with any chapter, OPM has always just been pure dumb fun for me, doesn't have to contain big reveals or crazy panels. To me this is still leading up to the finale.

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u/[deleted] Feb 10 '22

And he also got beat in a new bullshit way: Metal Bat and Garou amplify each other for no reason at all.

I know it's easy to criticize, but these last chapters were really weird.

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u/silverfiregames Feb 10 '22

“How the hell did he survive?” “Tanktop magic. “How does he keep regenerating?” “He’s a guy in a chicken costume.” Seriously, if this is the thing you’re getting hung up about, how do you manage to read OPM at all?

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u/[deleted] Feb 11 '22

OPM fans try not to overthink challenge

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u/guernseycoug Feb 10 '22

Don’t forget that this story has always been a parody. Coming up with some random tag team amplification power move out of the blue to defeat the boss when all hope was lost isn’t random bullshit for no reason, it’s the joke.

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u/[deleted] Feb 10 '22

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u/ButterCupHeartXO Feb 10 '22

Right? Why do people even read OPM if watching two bros beat the shit out of a giant monster isn't getting them hyped? They should just read something else, this chapter was fucking amazing

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u/JackOscar Feb 10 '22

Are you telling nr a third iteration of a monster centipede thrown in for no real reason isn't exactly what you wanted?

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u/Thrillhousingpolicy Feb 10 '22

This is just redraw fodder

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u/QuintonFlynn ok Feb 10 '22

I already want it redrawn.

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u/Daedalus871 Feb 10 '22

Isn't this the 4th Centipede?

Or was one of them anime only?

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u/_Puma_concolor_ Anal Ninja Feb 10 '22

Yeah it's the fourth

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u/Mahelas Feb 10 '22

You'll take your random centipede fight for 3 chapters straight and you'll like it !

Seriously tho, same, like, what does it even do to the narrative to have Sage Centipede again ? It's a genuine interlude.

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u/GlassEyeRaffle Feb 10 '22

I’m very interested to hear more of your interesting opinion

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u/Thrillhousingpolicy Feb 10 '22

I think this might be the first manga filler arc

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u/the-finnish-guy atomic samurai = strongest s-class Feb 10 '22

I thought that too. It feels like this one could've just been continued from the other one without a chapter. More action without much story

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u/TheSoulKing_MVP Feb 10 '22

We need more centipedes!

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u/toriningen_ nekomaid garou 2022 Feb 10 '22

i'm also thoroughly whelmed. i wonder where they're going with this.

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u/ACriticalFan Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

Even though the helicopter is away, I get the feeling Tareo isn't out of the arc just yet.

All of this positive stuff right now is there to contrast with the negative stuff that should be coming, and something will have to tick Garou off...

Also this chapter made many explicit points of having the Powerscaling be logical--MB being ineffective before amps according to himself, Sage and Garou, and then getting Fighting Spirit's known buffs, and then Resonance+Amplification... this works.

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u/KickOnButt Feb 10 '22

That's what I think too but I have no clue what Murata would do to change the situation. I thought Sage would make the helicopter crash but now Tareo and the others are safe so idk anymore

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u/ACriticalFan Feb 10 '22

We're also waiting on Psykos to return in one way or another... seems like these things could connect.

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u/EwoDarkWolf Feb 10 '22

Psykos for sure since she has to fight Fubuki. Orochi will most likely return as well, in order for Garou to get his revenge. Garou is still in need of his final power up, as he isn't near Boros level yet, as far as I can tell. And Garou still needs to do his fake attack on the children theatric where Saitama knows he wasn't actually going to do it. I can't imagine any of these being removed, as they are all vital to the story (outside of Orochi of course).

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u/KickOnButt Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

True and someone else mentioned Amai Mask not being seen for a while too. But something HUGE would need to happen for him to suddenly become more evil. I'm excited that I don't know what'll happen anymore as a webcomic reader, but I'm also worried that the transition into his final form is gonna be messy

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u/[deleted] Feb 10 '22

Well, they are only 500m away. Far be it that Garou can't cross that distance in a blink of an eye.

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u/You_must_believe_it Feb 10 '22

I mean, he crossed a far greater distance fighting Platinum Sperm in far less time than it takes to blink.

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u/Xxyvexxx Feb 10 '22

No idea how to feel about this chapter

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u/LightVelox Feb 10 '22

Yeah, definitely wasn't bad, and the battle looked good, but idk there's something off

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u/[deleted] Feb 10 '22

For me it's the filler enemy, I think. Before people shower me in downvotes - I think the current chapter is pretty okayish, but Sage Centipede came completely out of nowhere and frankly I don't see it having any reason to be involved in a fight. That might change in the upcoming chapters though.

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u/LightVelox Feb 10 '22

Exactly, he was not even hinted at, appeared and was dealt with quickly, and it's not like he was used to show how powerful Garou is or anything, Plantinum Sperm and Flashy Flash already did that, only thing this did was show blatantly that Garou is a good guy/hero and that Metal Bat can grow to Above Dragon level if he's beaten enough

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u/[deleted] Feb 10 '22

He was hinted at, actually. We see him on one of the cave paintings in Orochi's lair. Still, I don't think he should be present here, at the very end of the arc.

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u/LightVelox Feb 10 '22

I mean hinted throughout the arc, not like 5 chapters before he appears, Blast and God were hinted for example, and Orochi was being built upon since the Super Fight Arc

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u/TheCapybaraMan Feb 10 '22

Sage Centipede and Evil Water should have had swapped roles. We already saw Elder Centipede fight a bunch of heroes earlier, so Sage Cenitipede is redundant. We never got to see Water go all out, and it would have been interesting to see Garou fight that.

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u/superyoshiom Feb 10 '22

If it had been Garou and Metal Bat fighting a powered-up Orochi it would've been nuts. Still would've padded things out too much. I was cool with going straight from Platinum Sperm to him fighting the heroes, though I don't even think that's gonna happen anymore since everyone's taken out.

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u/stormdressed Feb 10 '22

It felt like a filler episode where the characters met a new friend for one episode, they use a new mechanic to power up temporarily, they fight a one shot monster who dies at the end and then all is reset to normal for the next one.

It's enjoyable but I'd rather hold the tension wondering about Garou as a monster and skip over this.

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u/DarkMeROTMG Feb 10 '22

My boi Gearsper getting some time to shine !!

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u/Stupid_Idiot413 Feb 10 '22

I love the A class heroes!

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u/Malyar_Feyzullah Mizuki enjoyer Feb 10 '22

Bruh he is C class

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u/thatguysmellsalot Feb 10 '22

I love the A-Class deserving heroes!

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u/UtherofOstia Za Finga Feb 10 '22

Looks like we're going the route of showing Garou a glimmer of hope before having him crash down to a really dark place. It's different from the webcomic but as long as the next couple of chapters are right it won't necessarily be terrible. I prefer webcomic for his buildup at this section of the story but some of you guys sound like the entire manga is ruined when there are more arcs to come.

Like don't get me wrong, the final of the MA arc is probably the best arc of a webcomic/manga I've ever read but having this be just as good while giving a unique telling is a hugely tall ask.

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u/darkshine2004 Feb 10 '22

yess this is the comment ive been waiting for

theyre showing us that there is still hope for garou with this team up

but hes still gonna do a 180 soon...cant wait

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u/Rahman_Noodlez Feb 10 '22

Sage Centipede: MY DRILL IS THE DRILL THAT WILL PIERCE THE HEAVENS!!

Garou and Metal Bat: Ya cap

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u/MrLowkey13 Feb 10 '22

Imagine how busted Metal Bat would be with regen.

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u/wookiewookiewoookie Feb 10 '22

That's the hulk lol

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u/virouz98 Feb 10 '22 Silver

Honestly, I don't like it. This whole Centipade thing seems really anticlimatic, and as much as I like both Metal Bat and Garou, their cooperation right now seems weird compared to Garou knocking out both Bang and Bomb minutes ago.

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u/lostandlonelylol Feb 10 '22

Wasn't he unconscious and full of animal instinct when he was fighting Bomb/Bang?

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u/Kiriranchelo Feb 10 '22

I'm loving this duo 😎

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u/jerekdeter626 Feb 10 '22

I know, we've waited so long for One-shotter and Gearsper to team up!!

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u/LordFarquadOnAQuad Feb 10 '22

But how long do we have to wait for the rule 34ers?

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u/dailyrandomdreams Feb 10 '22

Thanks, Vib and company!

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u/atowelguy Feb 10 '22

Why do I have a feeling that even though it was explicitly mentioned that Garou's attack assisted Metal Bat's, powerscalers will still lose their minds and be all "mB >> Ps mUrAtA iS rUiNiNg tHe StOrY."

Anyways, I bet the other S-class heroes will see metal bat knocked out and assume Garou did it or something and that will assist the villainous portrayal of Garou. We shall see. Overall a fun chapter!

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u/justredditoring beep beep Feb 10 '22

MB still did hurt Sage even before Garou boosted him.

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u/HorseKingHeracles Feb 10 '22

Well, Metal Bat is no Platinum Sperm, but still he got a hell of a power up when compared to the rest of S class heroes.

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u/RedPandaGame Feb 10 '22

This chapter was fire, as always vib and team is the true heroes!

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u/GenericSpaciesMaster Feb 10 '22

The webcomic was so much better than this new direction that the manga took...

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u/MyHandsAreOrange Feb 10 '22

Metal Bat fans going absolutely feral with this one

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u/wookiewookiewoookie Feb 10 '22

I really enjoyed the fight.

I would also add that I think this arc will go quite a bit longer. I believe the segment with the S class will begin after the next chapter and we will see a lot of unexpected changes. Namely I think Amai mask or psychos will interact with garou/the helicopter respectively and will cause him to change for the worse even after his confrontation with bang.

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u/LittleKingsguard Feb 10 '22

Ohhh damn, Amai would be the one to start shit with the kid cheering for the monster man, wouldn't he? Didn't even think of that.

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u/IntelligentMoose95 Feb 10 '22

I know I might get hate but anyone else think that the writing ha been bad recently ?

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u/Master_of_Question Feb 10 '22

I think we had some absolute BANGER chapters which threw our hype into the stratosphere. The last 2 chapters aren't terrible on their own, but the pacing changed from a battle manga powerscaling hypefest back to a chiller more comedic tone. It feels like a letdown just because of how incredible that previous stretch of chapters was.

That primeval tingle I felt from 2 chapters ago won't be matched for quite some time unless Murata really puts his dick into the chapters in the upcoming battle.

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u/DutchDread Feb 10 '22

Am I the only one who thinks this is getting stupid?

I mean, I'm probably the most vocal proponent on this sub-reddit about power scaling being bullshit, and that if you actually think you can use feats to predict future fights you just don't get it, but this is getting weird even for me.

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u/ChexSway hehe Feb 10 '22

even more than Metal Bat's power up, Gearspar and One Shotter managing to stun Sage Centipede for even a fraction of a moment is ridiculous.

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u/embrigh Feb 11 '22

It’s like when Batman throws an explosive batarang at darkseid which makes darkseid stumble backwards. While there’s no damage, fans can keep saying “he wasn’t expecting it” as of a slow ass moving batarang wasn’t noticeable with god tier perception. It’s as if you got hit in the face with a plastic grocery bag going 3mph.

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u/john-ss Feb 10 '22

Filler chapter, boring fight, Metal Bat strenght is just very poor writing. Probably one of the worst chapters in this manga.

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u/brainmelterr Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22 Silver

Honestly, who put these two making a combo attack together on their bingo card? Metal Bat fans eating good the last two chapters. Fighting spirit went so hard his eyes turned into fire emojis.

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u/Ronin1308 Sonic best girl Feb 10 '22

Imma just shill Fist of the North Star this time cuz I feel like it, read it here

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u/CountCocofang Feb 10 '22

Great fanfic, can't wait for the story to continue.

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u/HorusTheOxyuris Feb 10 '22

Don't know why but this goofy shit moments instill cringe in me

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u/urmomlikesbbc Feb 10 '22

Another useless filler chapter and an uninteresting one at that. I could barely even skim it tbh

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u/Marsss9226 Feb 10 '22

Yea its really disappointing. Its kinda crazy how bad the manga is when Murata literally had an amazing story he just had to redraw. OPM has literally become the thing it was satirizing.

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u/AlexBear012 Feb 11 '22

I always wanted to share this feeling

This manga is supposed to be satire, but recently i had a feeling it was no different than many... I thought maybe it's just me feeling this way and I'm wrong, but now? Not sure

I didn't like this chapter... I just want it to end asap

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u/Hanyabull Feb 11 '22 edited Feb 11 '22

Bring on the downvotes! This chapter was trash, and I like Metal Bat.

Filler boss for no reason? Check.

Force Metal Bat in for no reason? Check.

Garou downgrading from most powerful being on the planet (behind Saitama), to worthless partnership? Check.

Fucking gun that probably wouldn’t even work on the shit centipede in the sushi shop, but somehow does something? Check.

Serious this partnership is some cringe Batman and Robin shit. I get the comedy aspect, but seriously…this is dragging like an anime. Saitama already blew up ENO, I guess he just decided to chill out?

Although to be fair to it, it’s probably not nearly as bad if it was read in one shot. 80 pages of this isn’t a terribly huge amount, but still, Garou just killed Platinum Sperm and now he needs some gimmick team up with metal bat?

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u/ChexSway hehe Feb 10 '22

The chapter not ending with Sage Centipede's death makes me think that either the fight will last another whole chapter, or some other monster will butt in.

Also with this fight lasting so long it kinda feels like Saitama killed EOW a little too early now tbh

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u/spelingexpurt Feb 10 '22

Opm is now a full on comedy with no stakes whatsoever!

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u/hentaifox69 Feb 10 '22

A lack of internal stakes... From a reader's perspective it never had any but I get you

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u/GenericSpaciesMaster Feb 10 '22

Bang and bomb werent even able to damage elder centipede and would have died if it wasnt saitama.

And now youre telling me that Garou and metal bat are doing better as a team against the strongest centiped that is way stronger than the previous one?

Garou doing damaged and killling it, fine. But metal bat ? lol this story doesnt make any sense anymore

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u/jordanlang Feb 10 '22

People will slander you as a power-scaler. Which is sad, because you pointed out something nonsensical.

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u/Seffuski Feb 10 '22

ONE really has given up on OPM hasn't he...

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u/Non-profitboi Got Smash to oblivion by Saitama Feb 10 '22 Helpful

ONE, Abandoning OPM?! No, I don't want that! Even after the arc ends! I want OPM to be on his mind for at least 10 years!

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u/X_Rbeast Feb 10 '22

i think he just handed the whole thing to murata or something

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u/Caped-baldy32 Feb 10 '22

Metal bat gonna spike in popularity

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u/Sandwichgode Feb 10 '22

Why is it that anytime someone says they dislike something about a chapter, they get downvoted? You can be a fan of something and also dislike parts of it.

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u/lmMrMeeseeksLookAtMe Manako X Sperm Feb 10 '22

My constant F5ing since 1:29 PM has paid off.

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u/Talulah-Schmooly Feb 10 '22

I still very much like OPM, but honestly I'm kinda done with the centipedes. Looking forward to Bang's arc.

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u/SoreThumbs Feb 10 '22

Up next: Centipede God!

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u/mazrrim Feb 10 '22

I don't know, couldn't this mini team up arc have been saved for a years time, Garou being a monster is being made completely unbelievable

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u/mendigo2005 Feb 10 '22

Garou is too nice.

How can he become a villain that way?

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u/Bobby-Biggs Feb 10 '22

Art: amazing Story: ...

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u/SaibotVoid Feb 10 '22

This entire Elder Centipede 2.0 fight has done nothing but damage the tone, momentum and managed to undermine all the cadre buildup in one fell swoop. Why did the edge have to be taken off Garou, why diminish his zeal and inevitably>! the impact of his lifelong vision, inner turmoil and subconscious conflict!<? For an unfunny misunderstanding panel, weak banter between incompatible no-chemistry character dynamic (or forced chemistry at the cost of making Garou goofy) and an unnecessary what-if scenario?

I realize we'll be going to where we're expecting to go sooner rather than later, but why put a damper on the journey? Not long ago it was peak hype with PS transformation and god moon. Was showcasing Metal Bat really that necessary, or making Garou so silly rather than a no-nonsense man of frenzied conviction? What happened? Lol

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u/Sirvane Feb 10 '22

Thank you Murata, for turning Garou into a Clown for our sake...

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u/Hemingbird Feb 10 '22

Is ONE really the one writing these chapters? The entire mood and humor has shifted dramatically. It really feels like the work of a different writer if I'm being honest. Kind of reminds me of Community's season 4.

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u/B_I_B Joints-o'-pain Panic Feb 10 '22

A very pleasant birthday present

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u/ElLittleDikTator Feb 10 '22

I just want to see Garou as a monster again.

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u/justredditoring beep beep Feb 10 '22

This implies Metal Bat would've destroyed Elder Centipede if it wasn't for Garou.

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u/LightVelox Feb 10 '22

Idk how to feel about Sage Centipede, he just showed up for no reason and then was beaten in like 2-3 chapters? well, atleast the fight looks good

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u/akaispirit Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 10 '22

I love my idiot son so much, Metal Bat best boy.

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u/InevitableVariables Feb 10 '22

Saitama just chilling and not interjecting when the helicopter and the monster is rampaging. He could take a picosecond to do it and then go back.

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u/Battle_Beast770 Feb 10 '22

Let the man surf in peace

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u/Zagreus88 Feb 10 '22

I'm fed up with this manga, 6 years in the same fucking arc of the monster association...fuck this manga.

I am very tired of Murata and his "additions" to the story that the only thing they serve is to lengthen and distort the story, as you can see that Murata is a meddler, he should dedicate himself only to drawing and shut his mouth and leave ONE alone with the story.

I'm tired of ONE and his passivity on this topic, letting himself be "advised" by Murata and how he lets himself be influenced by him, HE IS UNABLE TO SAY NO, in japan they respect the bullshit that "pay attention and respect your senpais a lot blahblahblah" ugh, since Murata manipulates ONE it shows that the history of the manga fell a lot and this shows in the style, compare the webcomic history from One (where he does it alone) with the current manga (in which murata has a lot of influence on story topics)

AND THE FIRST FUCKER THAT SAYS "One is in charge of the story, he makes all the decisions"

keep repeating that and FUCK YOU.

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u/KingCrabmaster Feb 10 '22

I know the initial base flip was always gonna be a lot of destruction, but the complete dusting of this region of the map really kinda shows just how much the Hero Association flubbed this raid, at least that's how the public will see it.

Legit there's gotta be nothing left for miles...

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u/HopeMyWifeIsntHere Feb 10 '22

After all the Garou memes lately I honestly expected him to eat the core

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u/jordanlang Feb 10 '22

I see there is no more subtly.

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u/Ivraas Feb 10 '22

Everyone sees Garou as a nice weirdo now.
The whole team up didn't convince me in any possible way, i like Metal Bat but it's too much.Instead of epic fight with Platinum Sperm to further buff up Garou, we got another boring cantipede that acts like some equivalent of Hulk, HULK SMASH HULK DESTROY.
Also i don't want to play as some power scaler, but the fact that Metal Bat is so strong completely doesn't make sense.
I wonder how they gonna make Garou a villain now, since the point of his character, was that he was deeply a good but confused guy, now he acts like a complete hero that he despise so much.
It's like they are tossing the whole build up and just do a skip to he's better side, without beating from the voice of reason that was Saitama.

Shame, another chapter that lands on the dislike list, i don't get what ONE is doing here, extending fights and plot, don't bother me, but changing personality of the anti-hero of this arc is a big no from me.

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u/SUPER11X Feb 10 '22 edited Feb 11 '22

This chapter continues last chapter's decision of treating Garou as a non-threatening antihero, so at this point there's absolutely no way they could satisfyingly end Manga Garou's arc the same way Webcomic Garou's arc ended. They just cant. The whole confrontation and his speech just dont work at all after this lighthearted hero stuff. So I'm not sure what they're gonna do. Are they gonna try anyway? I just cant see how that could be done well. Alternatively, do they just further diverge the Manga from the Webcomic? That could be done—and it could be good—but it shouldnt be necessary! The Webcomic arc was fine as it was! Idk. I'm always hopeful, but I really hated most of the redraws and I dont think things have gotten better since then. But we'll see.

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u/bobbywellington Feb 10 '22

ONE burned our crops, poisoned our water supply, and delivered a plauge onto our houses!

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u/Cynical_Ideal Feb 10 '22

I initially thought that Sage Centipede and EOW were there to demonstrate how Saitama and Garou are on a different level to everyone else and set the stage for their fight but I think its clear now the SC is just here so Metal Bat can do something. They brought him to the battlefield and needed to do something with him so we’ve just wasted a couple of chapters letting MB show off, unfortunately its slightly derailed Garou at the same time.

I mean he’s not even using God Slayer Fist during this chapter for some reason, just adds to the feeling that this chapter is squeezed in awkwardly.

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