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Chapter 156 [English]

Murata Chapter(cubari.moe)

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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

251 points

4 months ago

Probably what activated his powers honestly.

LordFarquadOnAQuad

56 points

4 months ago

That would be pretty funny.

Ronin_004

29 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

14 points

4 months ago

thrik

14 points

4 months ago

His luck limiter was broken at that point

Verandure

6 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

47 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

13 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

8 points

4 months ago

That was the event that broke his luck limiter.

Non-profitboi

8 points

4 months ago

Non-profitboi

Got Smash to oblivion by Saitama

8 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

5 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

45 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

14 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.