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One Punch Man´s Saitama

One Punch Man is an ongoing Action-Comedy-Superhero manga and anime series, with the manga being first released 2009 and the anime 2015. The series became quickly popular and went viral even, surpassing 7.9 million hits in June 2012. "The story follows the life of an average hero named Saitama who manages to win all of his fights with just one punch. This ends up being the cause of a lot of frustration as he no longer feels the thrill and adrenaline he once felt in battle. After all, what's so good about having overwhelming power?"

Saitama is the main protagonist in the series. He describes himself as "just an average guy who serves as an average hero", but he is one of the most overpowered characters ever. Do not be fooled by his nice appearance and humble personality; when he is ready to strike, he strikes harder than anyone! So far, no enemy has been able to injure him in any way, and almost no enemy is even able to survive from a single earnest punch from him. The origin of Saitama´s immense strength is mysterious and unclear though.

Appearance-wise, Saitama is a 25-year-old bald, ordinary-looking man with a thin, but well-built physique, and is of average height (175 cm) and weight (70 kg). Saitama initially had spiky, black hair, but claims to have lost all of his hair suddenly and prematurely as a result of the toll taken on his body by his intense hero training. Saitama also has brown eyes that are represented as dots. His costume is a plain yellow jumpsuit with a short zipper at the collar, along with a black belt with a round golden buckle at the center. He wears red gloves that go 3/4 up his forearm, and red boots that go up 3/4 of his shins. His costume is finished off by a white cape, which is secured to his shoulders with black circular fasteners.

Personality-wise, Saitama is described to be quite indifferent. Though very humble, he can also come off as a little rude, since he often forgets faces and names, has pretty little patience and so on. Another unusual thing about Saitama is that he is surprisingly tactful and insightful, being well able to discern situations and character traits from the people and environment around him fairly easily. Saitama does not actually care if people insult him, and he usually ignores them and says that they need a hobby; the only insult that could get a reaction out of him is when anyone mentions his baldness.He has shown dislike towards his officially assigned hero name, Caped Baldy. Thus, even after receiving it, he always refers to himself as Saitama.

When it comes to my opinion on Saitama, I do not really have one, to be honest. I do not really like that he is so overpowered but it´s a part of it all so I am fairly okay with that. I like how he is, well, not the most attractive 25-year-old because it makes people underestimate him, his true abilities and kind heart.

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