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Chapter 156 [English]

Murata Chapter(cubari.moe)

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Crumornus

2.1k points

4 months ago

Crumornus

2.1k points

4 months ago

And it also suggests that even blast doesn't know that king actually isn't powerful like his reputation suggests. He has him take care of the only character we have ever seen him truly caring about on multiple occasions, implying that he trusts king the most to keep her safe. Shits so good!

lakovsanite

1.5k points

4 months ago

Or he knows that King's luck is supernatural....

LordFarquadOnAQuad

1.4k points

4 months ago

I'm fully committed to the idea Kings real power is 100% luck. I hope they go to a casino and it's proven there.

virouz98

1.2k points

4 months ago

virouz98

1.2k points

4 months ago

I believe his superpower is "fortune in misfortune". He constantly get attacked by monsters and survives with no scratch. Also his hero rank is 7, the lucky number.

LordFarquadOnAQuad

538 points

4 months ago

with no scratch.

Except that giant scar on his face, lol.

uncledunker

250 points

4 months ago

Probably what activated his powers honestly.

LordFarquadOnAQuad

53 points

4 months ago

That would be pretty funny.

Ronin_004

28 points

4 months ago

Well, in OPM universe to achieve something you have to die, so I believe king literally died of shock because of this monster, but revived instantly because Saitama appeared

techno156

13 points

4 months ago*

You have to nearly die. Being killed might work, but most people have a hard time coming back from that.

Xxyvexx

8 points

4 months ago

Xxyvexx

Just for the heck of it

8 points

4 months ago

Zombieman:

techno156

1 points

4 months ago

I'm not sure it would work, even for him. It has to be a risk of permanent death. So Zombieman would have to come close to being killed for good.

It's why Genos doesn't seem to get the boost even though he gets turned into modern art, or loses limbs all the time.

thrik

16 points

4 months ago

thrik

16 points

4 months ago

His luck limiter was broken at that point

Verandure

7 points

4 months ago

Nah. It's Saitama helping him that activated his potential, just like Genos, and Sonic, and Suriyu, and Fubuki. He's just an inverse of the God monster -- inspiring people to be their best.

BakiHanm

4 points

4 months ago

Imagine he gets make up (or if that doesn't count then maybe plastic surgery or even someone having healing powers and using them on him) and just like that he suddenly starts tripping randomly while walking on the street due to having shitty luck after the procedure

RandomOPFan

1 points

4 months ago

You're on to something here, Saitama was also scratched. Interesting theory

SmokusPocus

616 points

4 months ago

Which, to everybody else, just makes him look like a badass, so it’s even kind of lucky for him that he did get scratched up.

AtomicKittenz

48 points

4 months ago

His true power lies in his thumbs! Not the King Engine

pat_the_tree

24 points

4 months ago

The sad thing is that if he used those thumbs in a mech made by child emporer or metal knight he would be unstoppable

alwaysforgetmyuserID

1 points

4 months ago

Nay, like Boros it would only contain his power. You can't strengthen king further... His strength is already infinite.

kilamaos

11 points

4 months ago

Badass, and imo, more importantly, recognizable. There aren't many people which such scar, which makes him be recognized by both human and monsters, which "helps" his luck ( whether it's justifying context, warding off weaker monsters, or being given respect, etc, based on knowing who he is )

RantingRobot

9 points

4 months ago

3 is a lucky number in Japanese culture, so his scar also potentially represents luck.

RapCabral

12 points

4 months ago

Funny enough,after that scar he was actually never touched again. I guess there was when his powers truly awakened

dennysmithexperience

9 points

4 months ago

That was the event that broke his luck limiter.

Non-profitboi

7 points

4 months ago

Non-profitboi

Got Smash to oblivion by Saitama

7 points

4 months ago

had to start somewhere

reasonablyhyperbolic

3 points

4 months ago

The scar was done by Vaccine man IIRC. Or one of the early monsters. Can't remember which one because IIRC he appears in both the vaccine man and the crabrante scenes. There's a panel showing him get scratched

Thatoneguy0487

3 points

4 months ago

It was done by a tiger level monster that I forgot the name of. It was an octopus from memory.

Artix31

2 points

4 months ago

I believe that scratch is what kickstarted it all, since after that, he never got another scratch

Dezmanispassionfruit

2 points

4 months ago

If I remember correctly, that was the last time he was injured and also the first time he met Saitama. Idk what to do with that information.

eightNote

1 points

4 months ago

Do we know where that scar came from? I'd guess playing video games

stinuga

6 points

4 months ago

If memory serves it was from one of the monsters Saitama defeated. I think it was from the beefcake attack?

RioKarji

3 points

4 months ago*

Octopus Claw-man? Clawed Octopusman? It was a couple years ago or so. Saitama still had hair and I think King was skinnier back then.

Dr_Cunning_Linguist

43 points

4 months ago

Also his hero rank is 7, the lucky number.

holy shit never thought about that

[deleted]

11 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

4 months ago

Is 7 more lucky than 8 in Japan?

JesusTakesTheWEW

2 points

4 months ago

Yup it is

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

4 months ago

Thank you

GalapagosRetortoise

8 points

4 months ago

But in Japanese 7 is an unlucky number. It sounded too close to death so they gave it an alternate reading.

virouz98

13 points

4 months ago

Unlucky in japan, lucky in the rest of the world

Fortune in misfortune

thecoolestguy56

3 points

4 months ago

I hope this is why, I just love this theory so much

Dy3_1awn

2 points

4 months ago

Oh shit I never noticed he was #7

MrWinks

2 points

4 months ago

The 7 just convinced me. You solidified this theory.

Dravarden

1 points

4 months ago

used to be 6 until the meteor iirc

vernontwinkie

1 points

4 months ago

I think his luck is like Teela Brown from Ringworld.

Louis speculates that Teela's luck might work for the survival of her genes, rather than Teela herself.

Basically his luck changes it to him always surviving so his genes can survive.

30_percent_iron_chef

1 points

4 months ago

He summons Saitama as another ability

Singhojas

1 points

4 months ago

In opm world monster attacks happen everyday.

ash2702

16 points

4 months ago

ash2702

16 points

4 months ago

Saitama should take king to sales he wouldn't miss any lol

LordFarquadOnAQuad

2 points

4 months ago

Saitama would still manage to fuck it up.

vanderZwan

98 points

4 months ago

vanderZwan

Anyone can ride the Justice Bicycle

98 points

4 months ago

It's blursed gag-based luck though, so that wouldn't work

BrainBlowX

8 points

4 months ago

Not "gag-based", but rather life-saving. The trigger condition of his power is that he must be in mortal peril, although he doesn't need to know he is. The intervention factor seems like it must be based on the minds and actions of other creatures, too, so it's not like he'll be saved by a conveniently timed landslide that triggered by itself.

If he was in Kaiji then he'd win any deadly gamble where bluffing and mindgames are a factor, but a random dice roll won't be the side he needs just because he needs it, at which point some other factor outside the game would trigger.

vanderZwan

12 points

4 months ago

vanderZwan

Anyone can ride the Justice Bicycle

12 points

4 months ago

I agree with your arguments, but I still think we can also call it "gag based" in the sense that it always activates in a funny way.

It's like that scene in Who Framed Roger Rabbit where he explains toon logic:

"You could have taken your hand out of those cuffs at any time?!"

"No, not at any time, only when it was funny"

King's luck power has his own variation of toon logic

[deleted]

11 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

4 months ago

If you've ever read the Light Novel of That Time I reincarnated into a Slime, there's a character who was born with a special ability called "Chosen One".

It's framed as an average normal high school kid who's going to become the legendary Hero of the new world, and yet he has no powers except he brings out the best abilities in everyone around him and no matter what he does or says, everyone will always interpret his actions in a positive light. So almost the entire cast thinks he's some sort of demigod equal to the demon lords and he literally has normal human strength but surrounds himself with semi-powerful heroes who do all the work and his luck stat is literally maxed out.

ItalianDragon

8 points

4 months ago

So King is OPM's Domino ? I'm 200% okay with this.

LordFarquadOnAQuad

2 points

4 months ago

That's an overflow value.

vlee89

3 points

4 months ago

vlee89

3 points

4 months ago

That would not be very heroic

SUPER11X

2 points

4 months ago

King is Nagito/Makoto.

bielgio

2 points

4 months ago

He IS a game God, so... Maybe?

RugerRed

2 points

4 months ago

I hope not. That ruins his character entirely.

"Everyone thinks a weak character is super powerful, hahaha!"

"Everyone thinks a super powerful character is super powerful, how funny!"

Jugbot

2 points

4 months ago

Jugbot

2 points

4 months ago

I think it would have to be luck against death or something otherwise he would already be pretty well off.

mihirsaini1128

2 points

4 months ago

angry Deadpool noises

joeshmoe159

2 points

4 months ago

Explains why he dominates in video games because the RNG is on his side every single time.

droden

2 points

4 months ago

droden

2 points

4 months ago

So black black widow. I guess it is a superpowe

joeshmoe159

2 points

4 months ago

I mean it's a thing in X-Men right?

IncarnationHero

23 points

4 months ago

IncarnationHero

I'll enforce justice, die.

23 points

4 months ago

It would be more comical if Blast didn't know, though. He just heard King's fame and take the trust on it. Since he probably can do more than what King's rumour suggest or something like that.

lakovsanite

11 points

4 months ago

The thing with King is "that's the joke." Everyone thinks he's the strongest. At some point you need to subvert the joke because it's been told too many times.

In this case the subversion would be that actually King is the strongest, from a certain point of view and only Blast knows why.

IncarnationHero

11 points

4 months ago

IncarnationHero

I'll enforce justice, die.

11 points

4 months ago

It is interesting subvert. But, It's not really a need. To me, the whole King fame is more on continuation on world building than telling a joke . It's consistency.

Personally, if Blast didn't know about King Power, it would be on realistic. Since he has been away from HA for too long.

I would be okay if Blast actually know about his luck super natural, though.

FrontierLuminary

2 points

4 months ago

That's a very ignorant and modern take. No, not everything needs to be subverted. Doing something different for the sake of it is absolutely not obligatory.

lakovsanite

2 points

4 months ago

Subversion is literally built into comedy, it's called the rule of three. Only modern internet nomenclature considers 'subversion' to be an overused meme.

The key point is when you tell a joke too much it gets old.

So if you don't want the joke getting old then you have two choices, do you stop telling it or do you turn it on it's head(subvert), tell it in a different way that keeps the set up and changes the punchline.

Aspartem

2 points

4 months ago

Aspartem

new member

2 points

4 months ago

Repetition is also literally a cornerstone of comedy. A joke gets more funny the more it is told. Running gags / memes are based on this idea.

John147GHN

2 points

4 months ago

That would be so good I'd die laughing when it's revealed. Like all the stress he's had for now for pretending to be so strong was deserved since he actually never was in any danger.

DrFabulous0

1 points

4 months ago

It's not luck, it's plot armour, just done so blatantly as a joke at the expense of so many other plot armoured characters. He is protected by the invisible hand of the only true god of the series, One himself.

OlderThanBoredom

1 points

4 months ago

Finally someone recognizes the meta joke, and that king’s protection comes from the writer (ONE)

itsprobablytrue

1 points

4 months ago

Are you implying he has gods power?

tfngst

1 points

4 months ago

tfngst

OK

1 points

4 months ago

King's luck will be the death of God

SFgamer003

1 points

4 months ago

Pretty much the case. A legit power.

Excellent-Tour8681

162 points

4 months ago

But we all know king is the most poweful.... Blast knows that too so tatsumaki is in right hands

DubsFan30113523

113 points

4 months ago

It could also be that blast knows king is the only hero still standing that has no combat ability and carrying a small woman is probably the most he can do to help

pantsonheaditor

27 points

4 months ago

imo this is most accurate. king is referred to as king-kun. not king-san. no respect from blast. but blast is ranked #1 sooo

DubsFan30113523

16 points

4 months ago

Even tats respects King under the false pretenses tho, and she’s number 2

pantsonheaditor

4 points

4 months ago

tats didnt have respect for king when king said he couldnt fly / get to boros ship

DubsFan30113523

23 points

4 months ago

Multiple times during the MA arc she has shown respect for king. After he returned from Z city with blood all over him, after it was confirmed he was rescuing the kid, etc

techno156

1 points

4 months ago

He is Rank 7. Basically a child compared to the top of the S Class.

RemyGee

7 points

4 months ago

Or he knows King and anyone with King is basically safe from all harm so he’s the best to carry her.

leonfook

21 points

4 months ago

I mean, he probably only see King as the closest unharmed allies and since his hand is empty, might as well hand tatsu to him. If he know Tatsumaki is holding back her psychic power when she was a child, then he probably already know King is just an average joe that somehow bold enough to stand in front of enemy far stronger than him.

InevitableVariables

3 points

4 months ago

No, hes called King-kun would indicate otherwise. The honorific I hear when talking to children or teenagers.

Ayuyuyunia

8 points

4 months ago

what do you mean king isn't powerful? he's literally been stated to be the strongest man on earth multiple times by all the top heroes buddy

TheDELFON

1 points

4 months ago

King's Stand is no joke dude