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"Monster King" Orochi ("怪人王"オロチ, Kaijin-ō Orochi) seems to be the leader and strongest member of the Monster Association. He is one of the main antagonists of the Monster Raid, Super Fight and Monster Association arcs.

Appearance

Orochi is a large and ominous-looking monster. He has several large spikes pointing upwards above his head, cracked skin, empty eyes, and a multiple set of pointy teeth inside his mouth. His shoulders, wrists and fingers have the appearance of monstrous snakes' heads with pointy teeth, with the latter ending in large claws. His knees have the appearance of snake skulls and his clothing consists of a large cape connected to a circular, veiny joint in the center of his chest and a piece of cloth covering his lap.

Personality

Orochi has a serious demeanor. While a monster, Orochi doesn't outright kill humans immediately if they catch his interest like Gouketsu. This is shown when, instead of finishing the martial artist off after defeating him, he captured the first Super Fight Champion and offered him greater power as a monster in exchange for cooperation.

He also has little tolerance for failure from his subordinates since he eats Awakened Cockroach after he failed to kill Genos.[1]

He has grown fond of Gouketsu, often asking Gyoro Gyoro about Gouketsu's current situation.[2][3]

History

Several years ago, Orochi battled and defeated Gouketsu. Instead of killing the martial artist, Orochi took him to the Monster Association Headquarters and gave him an offer to help the martial artist gain more power in exchange for cooperation.[4]

Plot

Human Monster Saga

Super Fight Arc

Psykos Orochi

A small chat

Gyoro Gyoro is speaking with Orochi about the monster raid's situation.[5]

After Tatsumaki killed the Hundred-Eyes Octopus, Gyoro Gyoro finds the situation troublesome, but Orochi sees it as not a concern because they can make as many Mysterious Beings as they please.[6]

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King Orochi consuming Awakened Cockroach for his failure

Through his robot Bofoi questions Orochi and Gyoro Gyoro about their goals and while they tell him destruction is a natural part of a monster's instincts, it is not their end goal.[7]

He killed and ate Awakened Cockroach for his failure to kill Genos. He was about to do the same on Do-S, but spared her on behalf of Gyoro Gyoro's request. He realized Gouketsu isn't present on the meeting and sent Gyoro Gyoro to find him, but was too late, as Gouketsu was unknowingly killed by an unknown hero.

Monster Association Arc

He is mentioned to have destroyed Bofoi's drone by impaling it with one of his horns, even though the drone had its arms raised defensively, and adding onto that, the drone was unable to initiate the self-destruct mechanism before it was destroyed.

Abilities and Powers

Due to his large stature and his epithet as the "Monster King", it could be assumed that he is one of the strongest monsters in the Monster Association. Gyoro Gyoro also stated that Orochi is above all of the Monster Association's main forces. While unseen, Orochi apparently was strong enough to defeat the martial artist Gouketsu, the first Super Fight champion, with ease.[8] Based on Gouketsu's own experience, no beings on Earth are stronger than him.[9] Even Bofoi showed signs of fear when describing Orochi to Child Emperor. Considering that Gouketsu proclaimed Orochi to be stronger than any other beings in the world while as a Dragon-level monster and taking his own arrogance into account, it can be speculated that the "Monster King" is far above the level of most Dragon-level monsters.

Physical Abilities

Orochi Horn

Orochi extends his horn to pierce Awakened Cockroach.

Monster Cell Generation: While it has yet to be seen, Orochi apparently has the ability to create as many of Mysterious Beings as he wants.[10] His body seems to be able to create Monster Cells, which in turn transforms humans into monsters upon consumption.

Limb Extension: Orochi can apparently extend his limbs or at least his horns over long distances. He also destroyed Bofoi's drone with a strike from his horn.[11]

Immense Strength: While the depths of Orochi's strength haven't been seen, Orochi has still shown amazing physical strength, as evidenced when his horn pierced through one of Bofoi's robots while its arms were raised in defense, going through its entire body with apparent ease, and given the eerie tone Bofoi spoke in when describing the events, this is no minor feat.

Immense Speed: While the depths of his speed haven't been shown yet, he was able to strike Bofoi's robot with his horn so quickly that the self-destruction mechanism was broken before it could activate. Awakened Cockroach was not able to react to Orochi's attack despite having a sixth sense.[12]

Trivia

Orochi profile

Original Design

  • Orochi was shortly redesigned after his initial appearance.

Reference

  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 79, page 32
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 66, page 23
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 79, page 37
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 11
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 66, page 22
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 68, page 42
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 69, page 30
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 74, page 10
  10. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 68, page 43
  11. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 79, page 32
  12. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 79, page 32

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