Which 15 characters can beat Saitama from ‘One Punch Man’? Is there any character who can take down the “Superhero for fun”? These types of questions have been going around on the internet since the anime One Punch Man came out. The anime began airing on October 5, 2015, and had two seasons with 12 episodes in each season. Further, there are 12 more special episodes to enjoy besides the two seasons. The ONE is the creator of this series, as the anime is the adaptation of his manga same name. The manga is also a remake of his light novel that came out in 2009. You can enjoy this mind-blowing anime on Netflix.
The story revolves around a normal salaryman, Saitama, who one day decides to become a superhero. Therefore, he trains to get strong, so he can fight monsters. His training plan comprises 100 situps, pushups, squats, and finally, a 10-km run. This basic training every day led him to become the strongest man. Saitama is so strong now that he only requires one punch to take down his enemies. A great man once said with great powers comes great responsibilities. However, for our superhero, Cape Baldy, it’s with great powers that comes great boredom. As he got so strong that now he’s bored with taking down enemies with one punch. Thus he seeks a worthy opponent who can put on a fight against him.
So it might be hard to find someone from One Punch man’s universe to look for a character who can take him down. Thus, we will go through different anime to find 15 characters who can beat Saitama. Therefore, read this article to find who are the fifteen names who can accomplish this feat.
15. Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
This man is the protagonist of the series’ Fist of the North Star’ and also the man behind that epic line, “Omae wa mou shindeiru.” Kenshiro practices Hokuto Shinken, an ancient martial art where the user strikes the user’s weak points. The damage is not external but internal, as you might think nothing happened, but then your body explodes. Ken also uses his opponent’s force against them. Thus, we can expect him to use the power of Saitama’s punch against him and strike his weak point. Before Saitama hits Kenshiro, he hears him saying the epic catchphrase, and then Saitama might taste the power of his own punch.
14. Koro-Sensei (Assassination Classroom)
This yellow smiley face octopus-like like creature might not look dangerous to you. But he was once a renowned assassin known as The Reaper. Later, he was caught and was part of an unauthorized experiment, where his body was enhanced with anti-matter. So, he has the power to move at a superhuman speed, has superhuman strength and reflexes. He also has immunity against poison and can also regenerate. Not to forget, he destroyed 70 percent of the moon. Thus, Saitama will have a hard time against Koro-sensei, and sensei can even beat Saitama. Also, Caped-Baldy can’t kill him until he has weapons made of sensei-killing material.
13. Izumi Curtis (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
She is a master alchemist who can even perform alchemy using no transmutation circle. As she once failed at Human Transmutation, enabling her the ability to perform alchemy by just joining her hands. And not to forget, she’s also an expert combatant, having a lot of experience in hand-to-hand combat. However, she might not require getting into any hand-to-hand fight with Saitama because Izumi can just shatter Saitama into tiny molecules and then reconstruct him into iron ore.
12. Urahara Kisuke (Bleach)
He might look like a goofy, optimistic, and laid-back man, but don’t go with his looks because Urahara is actually a Shinigami and also the former captain of the 12th Division. He’s also the first president of Shinigami Research and Development Institute. Further, Urahara is insanely strong and has inhumane speed and reflex. Also, he can control spiritual energy. Not to forget about his sword, Benihime, which can reconstruct anything it touches. If Urahara goes against Saitama, he can either split Saitama’s soul or maybe reconstruct his body to his early days, when Saitama was an average man.
11. Saiki Kusuo (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
Saitama is a comedic character who doesn’t look like someone with insane powers. But still can take down gigantic monstrous with ease. Saiki is also a character who doesn’t look special at all. But this guy learns new psychic abilities like every day. He can change his gender, control space-time and even a person’s memory. There are speculations that Saiki can get more psychic abilities. So he can revert Saitama back to the days when he had hair, or he can command Saitama to punch himself. You can say Saiki is like Toronado from One Punch Man but give cheat codes to Tornado.
10. Lelouch vi Britannia (Code Geass)
This guy is the Eleventh Prince and the 99th Emperor of the Holy Britannian Empire. However, being royalty will not do any help against Saitama. But this man is a genius strategist and has a special visual power, Geass. This power enables him to command anyone to do anything, but the ability can only be used once. So if this pretty prince comes across the Caped Baldy, he can simply command Saitama to commit suicide or just hit himself with his most devastating punch. Thus, Lelouch is a character who can easily beat Saitama.
9. Eri (My Hero Academia)
Don’t let the look deceive you. This young girl might look cute and innocent, but don’t forget about her insane quirk. Eri has the ability called Reversal, which allows her to reverse any living being’s body back to its previous state. Thus, Eri will have the upper hand against Saitama. She can do a lot with him, like turning back to his days as a normal man with hair, turn him into a child or baby or even cease his existence. Thus, Eri is one of the characters who can beat Saitama.
8. Trafalgar D. Water Law (One Piece)
This notorious pirate is known as “Surgeon of Death” and also the captain of Heart Pirates. Law can not only push Saitama to the edge but can also defeat him in few seconds. The pirate is a devil fruit user, and his fruit is Ope Ope no Mi, which allows him to manipulate the fabric of space in an aura sphere or cube. Using his powers, Law can simply separate Saitama’s body and rearrange it in such a manner, leaving it impossible for Saitama to use his strength. Further, Law can also take out Saitama’s heart as he did against Caesar Clown, and then he can destroy Saitama’s heart.
7. Light Yagami (Death Note)
Now this man might not have any superhuman strength or combat skills. But it might take a minute for Light to kill Saitama. After all, Light Yagami possesses the Death Note, which enables him to kill anyone and also decides their way of dying by just writing their name in the notebook. Thus, Light only needs to hatch a plan to get the full name of Saitama. That is also not that hard for ‘Kira’ because he can get a job in the hero association or police with his skills. Thus, Light Yagami will get all the information he needs on Saitama from the database.
6. Misa Amane (Death Note)
This Japanese beauty is the girlfriend of Light Yagami and also a fellow Death note user. So, like Light, she can also kill Saitama by just writing his full name on the death note. However, Misa is superior to Light in using Death Note, as she also possesses the Shinigami Eyes. With her eyes, she can see the full name of Saitama and then write that in her notebook. So Misa doesn’t have to scheme Light Yagami to get Caped Baldy’s full name.
5. Ryuuk (Death Note)
Saitama should never go up against the God of Death himself. Ryuuk might be the worst enemy Saitama can face, as he can neither see him nor touch him until Ryuuk lets him touch a death note. Ryuuk wouldn’t kill Saitama, though, but if Saitama eats the entire stock of Ryuuk’s apples. Then the consequences wouldn’t be great for the “superhero for fun”. As Ryuuk has a death note and also being a Shinigami, he can see Saitama’s full name and will just write that in his notebook.
4. Father (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
The first homunculus in existence and also known as Homunculus the Dwarf in The Flash. He is the strongest alchemist ever. Even Izumi Curtis is like a little girl in front of Father. Further, he has been alive for over many centuries, as he’s immortal because of possessing countless Philosopher stones. Saitama should never underestimate this man, as he can just turn Saitama into a single cell with just a touch. No matter how many punches he throws at this homunculus, he is a character who can beat Saitama.
3. Rimuru Tempest (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
Slimes are the weakest characters in video games and most animes. But the same can’t be said about Rimuru Tempest. As this cute and little slime is insanely strong, and not to forget about his abilities. Among all of Rimuru’s abilities, the most threatening one is the Predator, which allows him to devour an individual and gain their abilities. If Saitama goes against Rimuru, he can just devour the superhero. Then Rimuru himself can turn into One-Punch Man.
2. Son Goku (Dragon Ball Super)
This man has saved Earth countless times and has faced the likes of planet-destroying tyrants to the god of destructions. Not to forget, he himself is a god now. Goku is a master in martial arts, can blast energy bombs, has a tough physical body, and also has insane reflexes. Further, Goku can also fly and have an arsenal full of transformations to boost his power. He might be the opponent Saitama was looking for to spar against. Even if Saitama pushes Goku to the edge, he can make a comeback and devastate Saitama.
1. Zeno (Dragon Ball Super)
Who can be stronger than the king of the Multiverse? This child-like person is the most dangerous person in existence. He can wipe out an entire universe without a second thought, like a child destroying a toy he’s bored with. If Saitama becomes a nuisance to Zeno, then he just needs a single finger to erase not only Saitama but also the entire universe in which Saitama lives. Thus, the Omni King, Zeno, is a character who can beat Saitama with ease.
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