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Superalloy Darkshine (超合金クロビカリ, Chōgōkin Kurobikari; Viz: Superalloy Blackluster) is the S-Class rank 11 professional hero of the Hero Association.

AppearanceEdit

Superalloy Darkshine is a very tall, bald, dark-skinned man with noticeably large lips, round dark eyes and thick eyebrows. He is extremely muscular with well-defined pectoral and abdominal muscles. He also has a thick neck. His only attire is a single piece of black underwear.

PersonalityEdit

In contrast to the rugged exterior, he is a level-headed and responsible individual. During S-class hero meetings, where many colorful characters are present, Darkshine often assumes the role of mediator.[1]

Superalloy Darkshine seems like a vain person, as when he was sitting at a meeting with other S-Class heroes, he wondered whether everyone's eyes were glued to his body and whether or not he was the shiniest person in the room.[3] Despite his vanity, he does respect other heroes like Tatsumaki, King, and Genos.

He's shown to care deeply for others, and usually treats those he encounters with politeness and respect.

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As a child, he lacked confidence and was meek; that changed after he trained and became successful as he gained some self-esteem. He now possesses a confident, if a bit arrogant, a personality that hides his previous meek and weak personality. However, he eventually confronts his hidden insecurities once again after fighting Garou and became even braver.

Abilities and PowersEdit

Being an S-Class hero, Superalloy Darkshine is very powerful. In terms of physical strength, Darkshine is arguably the strongest S-Class hero and is self-proclaimed as one of the strongest S-Class heroes, alongside Tatsumaki and King. Darkshine is notable for his remarkably high durability which is said to be perhaps the most indomitable in the hero world (without the knowledge of Saitama's invulnerability). His brute force and sheer strength make him the most physically fit hero in the S-Class, above the likes of Tanktop Master and Puri-puri Prisoner. Virtual Genocide System's (VGS) simulations show that Darkshine is capable of defeating Carnage Kabuto in Carnage Mode after fifteen minutes, although it required Superalloy Darkshine to use his maximum power to finally finish him.[4]

Physical AbilitiesEdit

Immense Durability: His defense is stated to be number one in the hero world.[1] Darkshine is said to have trained his muscles in a completely different fashion than Tanktop Master and Puri-Puri Prisoner. Superalloy Darkshine's impressive muscles act as a type of pseudo-armor, displaying a masterful combination of hardness, strength, and toughness, making him nearly indestructible. His skin and muscles are invulnerable to Destrochloridium's, a Tiger-level monster, drill hands, which were as strong as steel, without a scratch.[5]

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He was able to effortlessly tank hits from Demon-level monsters, such as Bug God, and showed to be powerful enough to withstand Dragon-level monsters, such as Garou before he started evolving again, the latter of which defeated Puri-puri Prisoner in one hit. Even as Garou started evolving, Darkshine would only be beaten due to his fear of being defeated rather than actual, physical damage. In one instance, Darkshine challenged S-Class hero, Bang to a sparring match, where despite getting beaten badly, did not receive any severe damage. Darkshine also took a full-powered Angel ☆ Rush from Puri-puri Prisoner without taking any damage, which was done in the first place to prove that Darkshine was still, in fact, capable of fighting despite mental setbacks. Garou stated that if his attacks worked on Darkshine, then the attacks would work on anyone. It has been simulated that Darkshine is able to take hits and survive a fight with Carnage Kabuto, saying himself that the being was just "stronger than he thought." Darkshine's seemingly indestructible durability has its limits, which is seen after Garou nears the completion of his evolution and fully transforms to physically harm the hero and incapacitate many other of the S-Class heroes. After Garou's evolution, Darkshine stood up twice after taking a hit by the Human Monster, which makes him the only hero capable of doing so other than Saitama and Flashy Flash, and remained conscious after a beating.

  • Darkshine displaying his shine
  • Shimmer repelling sharp objects
  • Shimmer (光る, Shimā): Having trained his muscles in a different way than anyone else, his body possesses the properties of being able to bounce off any attack when it begins to shine. This was demonstrated when Destrochloridium attempted to pierce Darkshine's skin but was instead knocked back.[1]

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It can even shake off shockwaves produced by Garou's Cross Fang Dragon Slayer Fist for an extended period of time.

Immense Strength: Through years of intense weightlifting, Superalloy Darkshine attained remarkable strength. Even before attaining his current level he could lift twenty tons with one arm. Currently, Darkshine's strength is said to be impossible to quantify and surpasses most, if not, all of the S-Class heroes' physical strength. He defeated Destrochloridium by merely clapping his hands together, which reduced the mysterious being to mere specks. It has been simulated that Darkshine at maximum strength is able to defeat and finish off Carnage Kabuto. Due to his immense strength, Darkshine has super heavy lifting weights made for him by the Hero Association per his request.

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He was able to blow off Bug God's entire upper body and kill the monster using a simple punch. In addition, he was able to shatter all of Garou's ribs using a tackle, which Garou was unable to redirect using Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist due to the sheer amount of power behind it, while Tanktop Master was only able to slightly damage Garou with the same attack.

Immense Speed: Despite his size, Darkshine is surprisingly fast. He was seemingly able to go so fast that he disappeared from sight and go toe to toe with Dragon-level monsters. It has been simulated that Darkshine can keep up with Carnage Kabuto in Carnage Mode, a Dragon-level that easily outmaneuvered Genos.

Fighting StyleEdit

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Superalloy Bazooka

Superalloy Bazooka

Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Superalloy Darkshine was able to keep up with Garou for a short amount of time. He is said to be on par with Silver Fang as the best hand-to-hand combatants in the Hero Association.[6]

  • Superalloy Bazooka (超合金バズーカ, Chōgōkin Bazūka): Superalloy Darkshine releases an incredibly powerful punch. It was first used in his fight against Garou.
  • Superalloy Butterfly (超合金バタフライ, Chōgōkin Batafurai): Superalloy Darkshine tucks in his arms and legs and launches forward with immense power.

Hero RatingEdit

Superalloy Darkshine's rating determined by the Hero Association[1]:

Ability Type Stamina Intelligence Justice Endurance Power Popularity Effectiveness Fighting Ability Total
Physical10569877961

Quotes Edit

  • (Referring to Destrochloridium) "What was he talking about... steel could never pierce my well-trained body."[7]
  • (To Bug God) "Let me teach you another thing, they say there are three heroes you must never ever anger. The strongest being on Earth, Mr. King, all are forced to bow to her, Little Tatsumaki, and me, forever shining black, Superalloy Darkshine."
  • (To Puri-Puri Prisoner after fighting Garou) "I have never been in a fight I thought I couldn't win."

TriviaEdit

Episode 2 Cameos

Superalloy Darkshine cameo appearance

  • Superalloy Darkshine appeared in Dr. Genus' computer screen in the House of Evolution.[8]
  • The origin of Darkshine's hero name comes from training his body to be as hard as steel and his dark muscles giving off a beautiful shine.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 One-Punch Man Encyclopedia; One-Punch Man: Hero Perfection, page 74
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 79, page 20
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 29, page 17
  4. One-Punch Man Audio Book; Genos, Training
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 79, page 22
  6. One-Punch Man Webcomic; Chapter 69, page 10
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 79, page 23
  8. One-Punch Man Anime; Episode 2

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