Saitama Has Fun With Tatsumaki Infront of Her Fans – One Punch Man Chapter 179
The epic battle between Saitama and Tatsumaki finally begins, and it does not disappoint. Plus, we get a much-needed update on the artificial psychics from Tsukuyomi! Saitama had jumped out of the Hero Association Complex to avoid more damage and casualties during their fight. And in this chapter, titled Witnesses, for the simple fact that so many people are going to see this massive conflict between the heroes. This time we got a Tatsumaki cover. She’s wearing her usual sleek dress, sporting a cold stare, and certainly doesn’t look as approachable as her younger sister.
We meet a family headed to live “safely” inA-city. Oh, and for some reason, there’s a blimp overhead advertising a sale for a store called Buttchin Mart…Anyway, a closeup of a sign indicates that they’re going to the Hero Association HQ. Specifically where the housing complexes are, and they couldn’t be more excited about going there. A light-haired woman, a Chad of a dad, and a wide-eyed son are introduced to us within the car, discussing what it means to be moving there. The mother points out that they were living in fear of monsters previously, while the.
Father chimes in with the fact that there have been “way more monsters than usual”, driving home the point that the previous couple discussed. But unlike that rich son of a government worker, this family doesn’t have the cash or power to get themselves into the complex. Instead, the father points out they signed a 35-year Loan, just to make sure they’d be out of danger. Seriously, what a Chad. Meanwhile, the excited little boy can’t wait to meet the heroes within the complex, knowing a lot of A-class ones live there.
He hopes to get autographs even. As they drive forward with shining optimism, they spot something strange in the sky. At first, they think it might be some kind of bird, but as we get closer, it’s shown to be Saitama still holding on to Tatsumaki and gliding through the air. Comparable to Superman, Saitama takes her across the barren wasteland caused by the Monster Association , never letting go of her wrist. Even as they tumble, twist, and bounce on the ground with enough force to kill most other people, his grip is firm and relentless. Tatsumaki can’t believe how stubborn Saitama is, wondering how long he’s going to keep.
Holding on. But when she calls him “pervert”, it’s clear that she’s understanding this situation a lot differently than what’s going on in reality. Our bald hero is taken aback by that comment, even throwing out a “Huh?” while they continue to float above the ground together. But Tatsumaki, being the aggressive lady she is, starts to fight back, trying to shake him off with her esper abilities. She shakes him at first, then gets him into a full-on, high-speed spin, attempting to launch him away from her.
But all it really does is make him look like a helicopter propeller. When that doesn’t do the trick, unsurprisingly, she smashes him into the ground below, breaking it apart with the force of it. And yet, Saitama’s Crocs don’t even come off his feet! AND he’s still holding on to her. We all know this has to be a major blow to her psychic ego. This time, when she asks why he won’t let go, she seems slightly gentler. There’s even the faint hint of a blush, followed by her asking if he likes her. But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Saitama is still dealing with the PTSD of losing his apartment building during her fight against PsykosOrochi and doesn’t want anyone else’s house to be destroyed the same way. What can we say? He’s a man of the people! But that’s not the part that bothers her; what really sets off Tatsumaki’s fuse is the fact that he thinks she might try to run away. Any niceties she had left have run away for good. The veins popping out of her forehead look downright demonic, and her eyes would burn him to ash if she had that kind of power.
To make matters worse, Tatsumaki throws back that she wouldn’t run away from someone weaker than her! The blank, but completely annoyed, expression Saitama has, lying below her, still holding on to her wrist, just shows how utterly tired he is with all espers at this point. So he lets her go. At least she’s still aware enough to realize Saitama is strong, even if she believes him to be weaker than herself. A fact that’s proven by her gearing up to flick him away with two fingers, since she acknowledges him being able to survive.
Tatsumaki’s smirk looks almost evil as she tells Saitama: “Even if I strengthen the output of my psychic power just a touch..”. Then she blasts him away, and he just goes with the blow, flying backwards. Side note, Tatsumaki doesn’t wear underwear, confirmed. She finishes her line, admitting that she thought he “might not die” from her attack. Saitama slows the momentum by digging his feet into the ground and pushing rubble behind him as he does. His expression is serious for a moment, as if he might fight back now, but it quickly disappears.
Something’s changing again. All of the mess she’s made by throwing him around, is controlled by her telekinesis. She lifts every piece of rock and debris nearby, her eyes completely white and void of pupils. And then she turns the whole mess into a literal tornado of terror. Even seeing this massive swirl building before him, dragging more and more debris inside, all Saitama thinks is that it looks fun. We then return to the wreckage Tatsumaki left behind in the Hero Complex’s underground area. Stinger and question Fubuki’s group about what happened down there, and Eyelashes and.
Mountain Ape explain that an esper they didn’t know attacked them. And that Tatsumaki captured him in the sphere of broken walls and ceilings. Of course, because Tatsumaki is busy elsewhere and they just had to mention there being a threat within the sphere, it starts to fall apart. Fubuki’s group, knowing how strong they are, freaks out right away. The rocks split open, freeing the men inside. But as the heroes prepare to fight and catch them again, a hole is revealed underneath where they were trapped. The two artificial psychics are gone!.
Not only that, but they’ve managed to get all the way back to their car. The security, probably not knowing how dangerous the situation is, tries to stop them from rushing the gate, but it’s no use. They drive right through at top speed, breaking it into pieces as the poor guard has to dodge their vehicle. They race out of Gate 33, with no one able to chase after them… At least, none of the people who know they’ve escaped. With both of the Tsukuyomi members beaten up and bleeding, the younger man asks Apollo if he’s okay.
We’ve finally got a name for this mystery man! Even as they drive away from the Hero Complex, they can clearly see the giant tornado forming off in the distance to take down Saitama. The dark-haired man wonders if it’s her, but before he can finish his sentence, Apollo holds his head in rage. With a dark expression, Apollo vows that “next time I’ll get you…!” So clearly, this isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of him. We jump back to Tatsumaki and her tornado of rocks as she launches some directly at Saitama.
But before they can even get close to them, he swats them away with one arm. This must piss her off, because she doesn’t wait to send even more than the first time, with nonstop psychic throws. With how insane both of their powers are, this triggers the security system of the Hero Association’s complex—and not for the first time. A woman investigates the activity, which she assumes is monster-related. Her colleagues panic since a lot of heroes are busy with things internally, and now there’s an unknown problem coming from outside their facility. They’ve also been trying to get help from Metal Knight, since the system is his and.
He has a ton of robots he could send to provide backup. But it turns out he’s “unreachable”. But since they still think this needs to be addressed, they decide to send out a request to the S-class heroes for support. Meanwhile, the poor family from the beginning is right in the thick of the confrontation, trying their best to not be killed by Tatsumaki’s rock shower. Thankfully, they swerved out of the way. And the child remains excited and happy to see this, probably hoping he can meet some cool heroes in this scenario.
He takes out his binoculars and instantly spots Tatsumaki using her powers above them. Impressed, he tells his parents who it is and that she’s fighting “something”. Saitama is leaping onto the bigger rocks now, avoiding all her attacks that way rather than punching each one. And seeing as the car is just a speck in the distance behind where he’s floating, it’s clear the kid wouldn't have been able to see him. The father in the car admits this situation must be pretty serious, so they should hurry to the Complex and get out of harm’s way as quickly as possible. But the boy is too invested now.
He even asks to get closer so he can hear Tatsumaki’s voice because he’s a huge fan. His mother rightfully says they shouldn’t do that, but there’s already a massive rock the size of their vehicle coming towards them. Before it can cause a crash or crush them, Saitama smashes it to pieces with his signature punch. He screams “Hey! Watch it!” to Tatsumaki to get her to realize the danger she’s causing for innocent people.
But Tatsumaki just takes it as him speaking as though he’s above her, and it only annoys her more. She says she knows what she’s doing while grabbing more things to launch at Saitama. Since he can’t get her to be reasonable or properly communicate, he decides the best course of action is to move their fight somewhere more deserted. He plans to do it until “she wears herself out.” But while he’s planning his next move, another stray rock heads for the family’s car. His eyes bulge as he realizes his mistake, so he zooms there, looking more like a beam of light than a person rushing to save someone.
Thankfully, Tatsumaki lifts the car with her power. Tatsumaki childishly tells him to watch where he’s deflecting things, poking fun at what he told her moments ago. But she also refers to him as “baldy”. And since she used an insult that strikes a nerve with him, he uses one of his own—attacking her height. And just as expected, it works as planned. She even shrinks to her smaller, cartoon size in anger. The boy, at the same time, is trying to get her attention but realizes that this is probably.
Not the moment to do that. Especially when she says: “I’m gonna pulverize you and turn you into fertilizer.” Without even looking at the family, Tatsumaki drops the car to the ground, even referring to them as “car.” As they end up bundled together from the rough fall, the boy’s father points out that he did get to hear her voice at least. Tatsumaki’s tornado continues, and she taunts Saitama by saying he can’t do anything against her. And she probably thinks that because he can’t fly or use psychic powers.
With a confident smirk, she calls him pathetic, revealing that she can’t trust Fubuki to someone like him. Continuing to misinterpret their relationship. With a smile, she tells Saitama to get away from Fubuki since he’s not reliable enough. Saitama continues to run, his face half covered by shadows. But when we fully see his expression, it’s obvious he’s done with both of these sisters. Not only that, but he wants to go home. Too bad Tatsumaki isn’t done with him. In fact, she looks like she’s playing around now and enjoying the way he can survive or.
Avoid all her attacks.