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Tareo (タレオ, Tareo) also known as Busaiku (ブサイク, Busaiku) is a child that Garou occasionally talks to.

AppearanceEdit

Tareo is a young boy with dark hair in a bowl cut with an apparent bald spot, a unibrow and large lips. He wears a normal white T-shirt and black shorts.

PersonalityEdit

Tareo is a kind boy who loves heroes and wants to be one when he grows up, even though he admits he is weak and will never achieve his goal. He also is afraid of monsters. He is also slightly naive, talking to Garou, not knowing he is a hero hunter, and providing him the information from his hero guide book.

HistoryEdit

Tareo and his dog were saved by Saitama from a speeding car. Later, Saitama lectured him on road safety as passersby's marveled at Saitama's amazing feat. After that, he seemingly forgot about Saitama.[1]

PlotEdit

Human Monster SagaEdit

Hero Hunt ArcEdit

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The destined meeting

Tareo first meets Garou after Garou just beat up three C-Class heroes.[2] Garou asks Tareo for the hero catalog, but Tareo refuses. Garou's interest furthers once he learned that the catalog contained information about monsters as well. Garou ends up reading through the catalog to find out Golden Ball and Spring Mustachio's location.[3]

Monster Raid ArcEdit

Tareo is later seen talking with Garou again. Garou asks him the whereabouts of the S-Class hero Watchdog Man, with the intention of fighting him. However, their conversation is interrupted by an alert about the fight between Senior Centipede, Rafflesidon, and Metal Bat. Garou then tells Tareo to run.[4] Tareo is later at home, when he heard the news that Lightning Genji's, was defeated by the monsters and was frightened by the monster reports.[5]

Monster Association ArcEdit

Tareo and his friends were discussing about how someone has been using their secret hut in a park. When they arrived, Tareo was bullied into entering the hut to tell the person to leave and as he enters the hut, much to his surprise he encounters Garou. Tareo sees Garou's grievous wounds and becomes petrified. He then explains to Garou that he has to leave the hut, but Garou figures out that Tareo was bullied into it.[6] Garou tells Tareo that if he wants to stand up to his friends, he has to become strong, which Tareo already knew. Garou then senses that he was surrounded and asks Tareo for the hero catalogue.[7] Tareo later lends his Hero Association Catalog to Garou.

After Garou defeats all of the nearby heroes, Tareo approaches Garou, but is frightened by the Hero Hunter's appearance and runs off.

Garou runs across Tareo while Tareo was being bullied by other children. After Garou scares the bullies off, Tareo apologizes to Garou for running away and says that Garou is a hero for protecting him from Death Gatling's bullets. However, their conversation is cut short by Saitama, whom was chasing after Garou. Tareo watches as Garou confronts the hero and the Hero Hunter get knocked out by Saitama. After Garou wakes up, Tareo explains that Saitama ran off. Suddenly, Bug God and Royal Ripper make an appearance, scaring Tareo as he recognizes Royal Ripper from the hero catalogue as a monster who kills countless children.

With Garou's encouragement, Tareo ran away, but was later captured by Sludge Jellyfish. After Garou's defeat, he gets taken away by Royal Ripper.  

TriviaEdit

  • "Busaiku" literally meaning "non-craftsmanship", which refers to the ugliness of his facial figure. In the webcomic, he wears a shirt that reads "THE BUSAIKU."

ReferencesEdit

  1. One-Punch Man Omake; Brushing Up
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 47, page 12
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 48, page 1-4
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 54, page 9-11
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 64, page 9
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 80, page 18-24
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 80, page 30-33