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Is there a form of torture you've always wanted to experience? My Tactical Transformation can cause you each and every kind of pain...[1]
— Drive Knight to his enemies.

Drive Knight (駆動騎士, Kudō Kishi) is the S-Class Rank 9 professional hero for the Hero Association.


Drive Knight is a black-haired man wearing a white mask with a single red shining eye and three small vertical holes where his mouth should be. His armor is rather simplistic, being similar to black knights armor.


Drive Knight has a strong suspicion towards Metal Knight and a generally calm demeanor. Drive Knight appears to be an incredibly tactical and calculating fighter. He is very focused on gathering information, and does not underestimate his opponents even if they are below his level of power; also, he is not willing to allow an enemy who has seen his abilities to live. This is possibly to avoid allowing his opponents to learn and therefore exploit his weaknesses. He is also quite merciless, willing to use any means, including torture, to obtain the information he desires.[3]


Hero Association SagaEdit

Alien Conquerors ArcEdit


Drive Knight warning Genos

Drive Knight is first shown at the S-Class Hero Association meeting.[4] Shortly after the attack from the Dark Matter Thieves, he alongside Genos and Child Emperor observe Tatsumaki besieging the thieves spaceship. As this happens, he states that he has errands to run. Before walking off, he mentions to Genos that Metal Knight is not to be trusted, also saying that Genos will soon find out why.[5]

Human Monster SagaEdit

Super Fight ArcEdit

Drive Knight takes care of several monsters and asks one of them for information about the current invasion.[6]

Relationships Edit

Metal Knight Edit

The relationship between Bofoi and Drive Knight is currently unknown. However, Drive Knight appears to know Bofoi enough to not trust him.

Genos Edit

The two only briefly interacted with one another. All the information Genos knows about Drive Knight is from the Hero Association and has never met Drive Knight prior to their interaction. How much Drive Knight knows about Genos is unknown. However, he was willing to warn Genos about Metal Knight. This suggests that Drive Knight has some knowledge of Genos beyond the Hero Association, and is willing to trust him. So far, Genos appears to be the only Hero who is warned about Metal Knight.

Abilities and PowersEdit

As a S-Class hero, it can be assumed that Drive Knight is rather powerful. He was able to easily defeat a group of Mysterious Beings.[7]

Physical AbilitiesEdit

Immense Strength: Drive Knight possesses tremendous physical strength. He was able to rip off the head of a Tiger-level Mysterious Being with little effort.[8]

Immense Speed: Drive Knight has quick movements even outside his Centaur Form. He was able to use his shape-changing box to form Silver and quickly decapitate two Tiger-level Mysterious Beings before any of them could figure out what was happening.

Fighting StyleEdit

  • Centaur Form
  • Silver

Tactical Transformation (戦術変形, Senjutsu Henkei): Drive Knight effectively uses his shape-changing box during combat by swiftly transforming it into various weapons or tools to defeat his opponents. This way of combat seems to be highly versatile, as he can change its shape according to the situation.

  • Centaur Form: Drive Knight fuses with his box-like object and transforms his lower body into that of a mechanical horse's, giving him increased speed and leg strength.[9]
  • Silver (銀, Gin): Drive Knight fuses with his box-like object and transforms his right arm into an electricity-imbued sword. His right shoulder has two spiky protrusions and a cable is connected from it to the sword. The sword is powerful enough to easily slice through multiple monsters.[10]

Miscellaneous AbilitiesEdit

Keen Perception: Drive Knight is able to identify the threat level of the Mysterious Beings he engages against. Whether this is because of his robotic mechanisms or a comparison of his strength to the monsters he fights remains unclear.[11]



Drive Knight's box

Shape-Changing Box: Drive Knight possesses a box-like object with the ability to swiftly change shape and to fuse with his own body to form various weapons to use against Mysterious Beings or even as means of transportation. Drive Knight is also able to use it to torture his enemies. It appears to contain various cybernetic parts.[12]

Hero RatingEdit

Drive Knight's rating determined by the Hero Association[2]:

Ability Type Strength Intelligence Justice Endurance Speed Popularity Effectiveness Fighting Ability

Trivia Edit

  • Due to his mechanical appearance many people believe he's a cyborg though it's never confirmed.
  • Drive Knight lives up to his name, as the abilities he displayed so far are cybernetic versions of knight-themed weaponry.
  • Both Drive Knight and Metal Knight have the same word in their hero names (and, surprisingly, also the same amount of letters between the two words). Whether their names have a hidden meaning due to some unknown connection or merely coincidence by the Hero Association naming system is unknown.


  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 67, page 13
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 OnePunch-Man Encyclopedia; One Punch-Man: Hero Perfection, page 50
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 67, page 13
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 29, page 22
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 34, page 13-16
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 67, page 8
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 67
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 67, page 8
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 67, page 7
  10. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 67, page 12
  11. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 67, page 8
  12. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 67, page 10


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