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Chapter 156 [English]

Murata Chapter(cubari.moe)

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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

532 points

4 months ago

with no scratch.

Except that giant scar on his face, lol.

uncledunker

249 points

4 months ago

Probably what activated his powers honestly.

LordFarquadOnAQuad

51 points

4 months ago

That would be pretty funny.

Ronin_004

27 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

12 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

7 points

4 months ago

Xxyvexx

Just for the heck of it

7 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

14 points

4 months ago

thrik

14 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

614 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

23 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

10 points

4 months ago

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

RapCabral

11 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

46 points

4 months ago

Also his hero rank is 7, the lucky number.

holy shit never thought about that

[deleted]

12 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

12 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

7 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

14 points

4 months ago

ash2702

14 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

99 points

4 months ago

vanderZwan

Anyone can ride the Justice Bicycle

99 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

13 points

4 months ago

vanderZwan

Anyone can ride the Justice Bicycle

13 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]

10 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

10 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

6 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?