When an otaku initially starts watching One Punch Man, he is never told much about the powers and the strengths of the protagonist. Saitama begins to beat the bad guys and humongous monsters immediately as the show begins. And many fans liked the show this way. The brainless action that concluded with Saitama punching the final attack on the villains have always been the most loved scenes of all time. However, a large chunk of One Punch Man fandom still continues to dig through the theories related to Saitama’s powers. So, what exactly made Saitama so strong? Here is all you need to know about it.
The reason why neither the viewers nor the characters in the series know about Saitama’s source of powers is that Saitama never gave a convincing answer. Genos, Saitama’s master once asked him about the source of his powers. To this, the hero answered that he had been practicing relentlessly for the past one year. He performed 100 push-ups, 100-sit ups, a hundred squats and ran miles each day. Genos immediately denied the answer and asked for a real answer.
One Punch Man: Origin of Saitama’s Powers!
Till date, Saitama has not revealed the real source of his powers. The hero continued to reiterate the same story every time someone asked him about his strengths. This solidified Genos’ doubt that even One Punch Man himself does not know the real truth. Saitama justifies his stance by stating that he got bald because of this relentless training. Besides what Saitama says, one more theory that fans believe to be true concerns God’s cube. The theory began after Homeless Emperor iterated about the origin of his powers.
He revealed that after committing suicide, he went to the heavens and met God himself. There, God gave him incredible powers to endure the next life in peace. From this, the cube theory arises. It is believed that during one of the usual street fights, Saitama and Flashy Flash touched a magical cube at the Monster Association. The contact immediately transferred One Punch Man to an alternated dimension where a godly man confronted them.
God Gifted The Powers To Saitama
The floating figure challenged the fighters that to leave their current powers and acquire the powers that god is offering them. In the same moment, Blast arrived at the scene and asked from the third cube of the trinity. He confirmed that touching the cube steadily gives strange powers to the host. There exists three such cubes in the world which could open the gateway to the God. Thus, Blast was looking for the three.
Amid this chaos, Saitama got imprinted by the trace of the cube. As a result, he steadily got all the powers of super strength. The endurance to relentless training might arise from the same source. Thus, One Punch Man continued to believe that it was his own hard work that made him the ultimate superhero. This theory also implies that Blast and Saitama draw powers from a common source. Thus, when they are to fight against one another, they might find strange connections between their attacks.
So, this was the brief story of how the One Punch Man got his powers. There are other theories also that deal with lineage and genetics, but the strongest one remains the same. Stay tuned with The Anime Daily for more such exciting theory stuff.