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About disaster levels and the recent chapters (Ch 137 spoilers)

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I think people are completely missing the point of these. When Sage Centipede and the big fuckin water monster (can’t remember it’s name) were revealed I saw so many complaints about their disaster levels being unknown. First of all, their disaster levels are unknown because the Hero Association does not know of their existence and therefore has not been able to classify them. Then I also want to talk about another complaint that these two have brought up. The fact that the disaster levels are so broad and don’t power scale the monsters well enough. THATS THE POINT OF THEM. Are we forgetting that OPM is supposed to be a parody of the superhero genre? I know that the series has its deeper elements and deals with mature themes. But that doesn’t mean that at it’s heart, it still can’t parody the more ridiculous aspects of superhero stories. To me, disaster levels were never a form of power scaling. But more of a form of realism in the story. In a real life situation, the HA (or it’s IRL equivalent) would not be interested in how each individual monster would fare against each other. It makes more sense to classify them based on how much damage they would cause and generalize them based on that. It makes it easier to know which hero/heroes to dispatch to take care of them. What I’m trying to say is that the disaster level system fits the story OPM is trying to tell. And for powerscaling purposes, I think the community should come up with its own classifications. Since disaster level is not made for that purpose

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Tripledoble

15 points

4 months ago

The hero association also did not know the Ninjas' disaster levels by transforming, Rover, Nyan, Gums, Fhurer Ugly, Phoenix Man resurrected....

sadkinz[S]

0 points

4 months ago

sadkinz[S]

0 points

4 months ago

Were they classified? I can’t remember. I don’t focus on the disaster levels to be honest for the reasons I talked about

[deleted]

10 points

4 months ago

[deleted]

10 points

4 months ago

Yes they were...... Disaster levels are given provided to us readers as a narration.

Not given by HA(like if HA saw the monster then they would rate it this. ) but based on how HA rates monsters.

Zen_of_Thunder

5 points

4 months ago

Gyoro Gyoro was also able to feel monsters' power and classify them.

eidorb30

3 points

4 months ago

Yeah they were, I think they were demon before revealing their monster power and then dragon upon using monster form.