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Elder Centipede (ムカデ長老, Mukade Chōrō) is a Mysterious Being that appears after Metal Bat defeats Senior Centipede and Rafflesidon. He's also a member of the Monster Association. He is the primary antagonist of the Monster Raid Arc.


Elder Centipede, in contrast to his two counterparts, is far more monster-like, sporting a jet black armor covering his body. Its main head is heavily reminiscent of one of Melzalgald's heads and seems to be contained inside other two heads. Its secondary head has four glowing eyes, antennae and extremely sharp teeth. It is immense in size, dwarfing many humans and coming close to the size of a city.


Unlike its previous counterparts, it is far more driven and cautious of its opponent, dodging an attack and going after its true target immediately.


The last time he appeared he nearly levelled a city and then disappeared.[1] According to Hero Association staff members, Elder Centipede was smaller when he was last spotted two years ago.[2]


Human Monster SagaEdit

Monster Raid ArcEdit

Elder Centipede Emerge

Elder Centipede emerges

After Metal Bat finished off two demon level monsters, Elder Centipede emerged from the ground. Elder Centipede attempts to get the Hero Association sponsors but is intercepted by Metal Bat. However, Metal Bat's swing did not manage to injure Elder Centipede and Elder Centipede launches Metal Bat toward a building.[3]

While Elder Centipede continued to chase after two heroes to get the Hero Association sponsor, Metal Bat managed to get on Elder Centipede's head. Metal Bat then unleashes an attack on Elder Centipede's head. To get Metal Bat off him, Elder Centipede tries to shake Metal Bat off by with maneuvering around the city.

Elder Centipede continues to rampage through the city as he tries to get his hands on the Hero Association sponsors. When he finally manages to corner Mohican and Pineapple, Bofoi arrives and attacks Elder Centipede.[4]

Despite the powerful set of missiles, Elder Centipede remained undamaged by Bofoi's attacks and comments that Bofoi's robot is just an annoying bug.

He later picks up his allies and escapes with Metal Knight in tow.
Metal Knight assault Centipede 2

Abilities & PowersEdit

Elder Centipede is one of the largest mysterious beings in the series. This, along with its speed, power, and immense durability, makes it an extremely powerful monster.

Physical AbilitiesEdit

Immense Strength: Elder Centipede possesses great strength. He was able to level a town.[5] He was also able to knock Metal Bat hundreds of feet into the air and across the city.

Immense Speed: Elder Centipede is able to maneuver across a whole city with ease.[6] Elder Centipede also has the ability to dig under the ground at high speed.

Metal Bat Elder Centipede

Elder Centipede withstanding Metal Bat's attack.

Immense Durability: Elder Centipede possesses a layer of regular skin protected by a super powerful carapace, which is its main set of defence as commented by Bofoi, capable of enduring the latter's missiles without a scratch. It was also durable enough to not have taken damage by a swing from Metal Bat, one of the stronger S-Class heroes. Even its face, its weak point, was able to survive multiple hits by Metal Bat although, it did show signs of pain.[7] Elder Centipede's armor can even withstand Bofoi's missiles.[8]

Fighting StyleEdit

Mass Destruction: Despite being slower than the average S-Class, Elder Centipede uses its size to cause destruction, being compared by the Hero Association to a "Natural Disaster."

  • Giant Centipede Tidal Wave (百足大うねり, Mukade Ō Uneri): Elder Centipede moves in a swirling motion, causing mass amounts of damage in its wake. This technique was first seen used to shake Metal Bat off of Elder Centipede.[9]

Major Battles Edit

Elder Centipede vs Metal Bat

Elder Centipede vs Bofoi


  • Elder Centipede is the first official Dragon level monster revealed.
  • Elder's also a remake character not appearing in the web original.
  • Murata jokes on a stream about there being a centipede of a higher tier than Elder Centipede.[10]


  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 55, page 5
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 58
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 56, page 7
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 58, page 4
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 55, page 18
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 55, page 18
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 57, page 4
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 58, page 9
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 57, page 5


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