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Awakened Cockroach (覚醒ゴキブリ, Kakusei Gokiburi, Viz: Roach Awakening) was a demon level Mysterious Beings and a member of the Monster Association.

AppearanceEdit

Awakened Cockroach appears as a large humanoid cockroach with a dark-colored carapace and a human face. He has six arms and long antennas.

PersonalityEdit

Awakened Cockroach is confident in his abilities. He prefers targeting heroes in contrast to other monsters. Awakened Cockroach does not seem to kill heroes, but rather focuses on incapacitating them and then letting other monsters finish them off.[1] He occasionally humors himself during battle.[2]

PlotEdit

Human Monster SagaEdit

Monster Raid ArcEdit

Awakened Cockroach alongside the Monster Association, attacked C-City. He defeated 3 heroes and encounters Genos and warns him that he is strong.[3]

During the fight with Genos, Awakened Cockroach maintains superiority, blocking or dodging every attack by Genos, while sending out his own attacks, outmaneuvering the cyborg with his speed. Awakened Cockroach has the upper hand until Genos decides to use instant adhesive to trap the monster, which was originally meant for use against speedster villains like Speed-o'-Sound Sonic. However before Genos could kill the monster, Awakened Cockroach sacrifices his feet to get away.[4]

Monster Association ArcEdit

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Awakened Cockroach is about to devoured by Orochi for his failure

After his battle with Genos, Awakened Cockroach goes to the Monster Association Headquarters in order to partake in a meeting that the monsters were having. During the meeting, Orochi impales Awakened Cockroach with one of his horns, after realizing that he lost a battle prior to the meeting. Despite begging for mercy, Awakened Cockroach is devoured and killed by the Monster King. [5]

Abilities and PowersEdit

As a Demon-level Mysterious Being of the Monster Association, Awakened Cockroach is an extremely powerful being, having defeated three heroes with apparent ease.

Physical AbilitiesEdit

Awakened Cockroach Movement

Immense Speed and Reflexes: Awakened Cockroach possesses an incredible amount of speed and sharp reflexes, being able to fight on par with Genos, a powerful S-Class Hero with immense speed.

Immense Strength: He is able to damage Genos quite a bit during their fight.

Enhanced Senses: Awakened Cockroach's senses are far beyond the norm. According to him, even if his opponent could attack at the speed of light, he/she still would not be able to hit him because his body developed a sixth sense; being able to sense killing intent and dodges attacks on its own in advance.[6]

Fighting StyleEdit

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Awakened Cockroach fights toe-to-toe with Genos in hand-to-hand combat.

Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Awakened Cockroach has shown to be on par with S-Class heroes when it comes to close quarters combat.[7] He tries to be unpredictable in his movement, moving erratically during his fight with Genos. His unique footwork keeps him outside the field of view of his foes. He uses his surroundings to break his opponent's line of sight.[8]

ReferenceEdit

  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 64, page 22
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 64, page 21
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 63, page 18
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 64, page 27
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 79, page 15
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 64, page 20
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 64, page 14
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 64, page 19

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