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When humanity truly needs saving, he will definitely come.[1]
— Sitch

Blast (ブラスト, Burasuto) is a S-Class Rank 1 professional hero for the Hero Association. His whereabouts are currently unknown. 

Appearance

Blast has a spiky black hair and wears a superhero suit with a cape similar to Saitama's. Unlike Saitama's suit, however, there is a fiery contour around the zipper.

Personality

Nothing is known of Blast's personality, but as evidenced by Child Emperor's reactions, Blast has a tendency of not showing up to the Hero Association's meetings.[2] Like Saitama, he considers his job as a hero more like a hobby. From Tatsumaki's words, it appears that he hasn't appeared for a while, as she asked herself when Blast will come back.

Blast hates to stand out and refuses to disclose his personal information in the Hero Association Catalog. Despite being inactive, much to the annoyance of the staff from the Heroes/Hero Association, he is respected and powerful enough that the Hero Association allows him complete freedom over his heroic activities. As such, he can not be ordered around by the Hero Association.[3]

History

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At some point 18 years ago, Blast saved Tatsumaki from a monster. He then encouraged Tatsumaki to use her powers when in danger again.

Two years ago, Blast fought Elder Centipede and severely wounded the monster. However, the monster managed to escape underground.[4]

Plot

Hero Association Saga

Alien Conquerors Arc

During the S-Class meeting, Child Emperor mentioned Blast's absence[5] and was later confirmed by Sitch who mention his unknown whereabouts.[6]

Human Monster Saga

Monster Association Arc

Blast is mentioned in a Hero Association meeting. A staff member was frustrated at Blast's lack of activity despite being S-Class Rank 1. Sitch says that Blast can not be ordered around but has enough faith in him that should humanity be in need of saving, he will appear.[7]

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During the battle between the Monster Association, Hero Association, and Garou, Psykos manages to successfully take down Tatsumaki. Psykos mentions that it was naive for the heroes to be dependent solely on Tatsumaki to take down the Monster Association. Psykos says that they should have brought along Blast and Metal Knight to their hero team in which she refers them as bishop and rook respectively. Even so, she thinks that they would have not helped.

Abilities and Powers

Being the highest ranked hero of the Hero Association, it can be presumed that Blast is a very powerful S-Class hero. 

Fubuki mentions that Blast is "the one at the top of all heroes" during her talk with Saitama in his apartment, putting Blast alongside King in terms of power.[8] However, as King is revealed to be only an ordinary human, Blast's strength is unknown.

Blast was also able to bring Elder Centipede, a Dragon-level threat so strong that the combined might of Bang, Bomb and Genos was not enough to defeat it, to the brink of death.[9]

Sitch also mentions Blast would be required to stop a God level threat.

Quotes

  • "You sloppily formed your team, without Blast and Metal Knight. You naively thought Tornado alone could win this war? You started this game without the bishop and rook. Though, I don't think having the bishop and rook would've helped you much." - Psykos
  • "Because...Bla-...On second thought, No."- Tatsumaki
  • (To Tatsumaki after saving her) "When the time comes, don't go expecting someone to come save you."
  • (To Tatsumaki about being a hero) "...I guess this is more of a hobby."

Trivia

  • Fubuki speculates in the databook that Blast is stronger than King, with a set of psychic powers, the ability to command trillions of robots, and to shoot lasers from his eyes. She hypothesizes that he could beat the rest of the S-Class all at once.[10]
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  • Blast was the reason Tatsumaki became a hero, emulating Saitama who could convince people to be like heroes.
  • Blast is the first known human to become a hero in the series, as he was already fighting Mysterious Beings 15 years before the creation of the Hero Association.

References

  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 85, page 5
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 29, page 20
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 85, page 4
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 84, page 116-117
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 29, page 11
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 30, page 2
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 85, page 4
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 44, page 13
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 84, page 62
  10. One-Punch Man Encyclopedia; One-Punch Man: Hero Perfection, page 79

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