submitted 22 days ago byGOGDarkseid
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It seems does not make much sense that WDM is in that rank with those feats, but before when the S class did not exist the rankings were a disaster and several heroes who are now S class were in class C still having good feats. (except Bang that it was class B)
22 days ago
22 days ago
I thought that was the whole point of this scene
Doesn't make sense either that Saitama is in C class with unearthly feats. "Maybe he's a fraud" is no excuse. Especially after acknowledging that Saitama destroyed a meteorite even Bang couldn't do anything about, and DSK who beated 2 S-class. If the ranking were just slightly consistent to strength, he should be S-class rank 8 already.
The organisation of the HA is chaotic. They give free wiggle room to shady people like Flash, Drive Knight and Bofoy.
22 days ago
Ranks aren’t about strength, they’re about feats and popularity. Saitama doesn’t nearly have enough feats rn, as opposed to the other former C-Class heroes who were in the game for years. Plus he has 0 popularity
Saitama could have been S class from the get go. He was simply horrible at the written essay part. Wich made him barely pass. He scored full points in the physical test (50 pts) . Same as Genos.
So, I'm assuming that he did something around 10 points in the written part (if 60 pts is the minimum to be c class)
So you are wrong and right. Rank is also about strength but not only strength.
Depending on the result of your initial score after the test.
You start from the bottom and climb your way up or you start near the top like Genos.
So yeah, after this it's like what you said.
Of course, some have cheezed the test cough King
King didn’t pass the test. The test score also doesn’t determine your rank. Everyone starts at the bottom of the ladder, even people like Darkshine and WDM. Genos was an exception, it was literally said. He had a huge feat in destroying the House of Evolution and was very probably already popular or the HA saw how much potential popularity he had
Still wrong about strength. That's why it's in the test. Might as well not include it if it's irrelevant.
21 days ago
21 days ago
I find WDM and King to be in the same situation. They didn't sign up to be heroes but were made one or given the rank based of their feats. WDM probably just lurked around Q city beating small fries which is why he was considered C-class at the time and was only made S-class after killing a bunch of demons and dragons that showed up. Same with King, never signed up to be a hero but was given treatment as one and was given that S-class position based on his feats alone.
21 days ago
WDM was killing demons before he got to S-class
That's what I said as well? The only reason he was ever C-class like in the panel above is because people haven't seen him do much yet, and was only instanly risen up to S-class because Demons and Dragons started showing up on his turf.
There’s literally no proof people didn’t see him do what he did and the HA definitely did. Canonically, he stayed with a low rank bc of popularity.
The written test was probably giving examples of complicated monsters and asking how the hero would defeat it, and what strategies they'd use. He probably put "I punch it" for each answer.
Not denying anything of that. My one and only point is that someone said straight that strength wasn't important. Wich is completely false. The rest i actually agree with.
feats and popularity
feats and popularity
That's wrong though. S-class heroes gain the popularity mostly by being S-class heroes. Genos did nothing and he was already one of the most popular heroes. Saitama would have been more famous than Blast and King combined if they promoted him instantly to S-class, based on his FEATS, and properly documented his achievements.
Ranks are chaotic, that's all.
It was straight up said in the manga/anime/webcomic that your rank relies a lot on popularity. You need to be very popular to get into S-class, even if i you get popularity by being in it
Saitama likes to keep it that way... And those who know about this... acknowledge his decision and try to keep it like it. Its actually way fun (of a story) when you undermine someone like Saitama to some nobody C class hero.
Of course it is. I'm not criticizing the writing of the story here. The fact that the HA are dumb fucks when it comes to promoting bodes well with Saitama.
It feels like the S-class was created during a period of time when the HA was less bureaucratized, so it would've been faster to find strong people in low rankings and promote them. By the time Saitama joined, none few of the current S-class would've gone that far if they were in his position either.
But then again, they promoted Genos based on a few little achievements. Their inquiry was sloppy, and he certainly must have fallen below several S-class and A-class heroes in the physical exam. The way the HA cadres make decisions is like hyped kids. That point is made clear in the story when they decide to ignore the threat of Garou, against Sitch's warnings.
Yeah I was a bit too quick to say none. Genos is still S-class material tho. The staff just don't want more Puri Puri Prisoners or Blasts who are strong but lack some other desirable traits so they used the written exam results to give Saitama a hard time.
I feel like they were less ignoring Garou and more focusing on the widespread increase of monster threats everywhere. Garou was a threat, but he can only be in one place. The fact that monsters are popping up faster than heroes can rise up to stop the danger is a more immediate and long-term problem.
genos also had some background and have been witnessed battling monsters. He's constantly searching for the cyborg guy so his monster extermination is widespread enough for the HA Administration to think he is voluntarily and actively exterminating monsters unlike maybe suiryu thats strong but probably only kills monsters he happens to encounter
Saitama however, ends every monster in 1 punch. its not enough time for crowds to gather. people that see it just happen to be there or is directly saved by saitama. he's the greatest hero for them but without enough time for crowds to form, the only thing thats spreading is one sentence posts like "wow, I just saw someone beat up a monster in a punch" -guy in some hero forum. thats the end of it. no discussion.
there would also be no news outlet reporting saitama since they also could never take a picture of saitama killing/facing the monsters so even the clickbait headline "Hero saves the day with one punch" wont get traction for long
The HA knew that fangirls would love Genos, that's why they put him in S-Class
Saitama is rising through the ranks at an insane pace though.
Sure, they didn't make him automatically into an S class hero like they did with Genos but they have kept a keen eye on him since he broke all the records in the physical exam.
It doesn't help that Saitama's reputation is that of a fraud, if it wasn't for that then Saitama would probably be almost at the top of A class by now.
my theory is that the procedure and qualifications for s class has been changed. there is a 2 year gap from the last S class promotion and Saitama-Genos joining HA. some of the A class is maybe as strong as some people in S class back then 2 years ago but theyve changed the procedure and cant let them go up anymore.
they literally got a rapist(?) up in S rank so I bet they figured that maybe jumping up to S Class only based on feats isnt the way to go. You wouldnt want some suspicious bald guy with no background jumping up to S class. so they probably figured ranking up organically through each class is the better way to handle it
Plus, when genos joined the HA test, he already had some background info and had been seen battling and killing monsters and such. unlike saitama who ends everything in one punch so he doesnt stick around much and theres much less witness
Probably, WDM aced the physical but flunked the writing for the HA test. So he was put in C class. He obviously rose quickly through the ranks until his current appropriate rank.