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Zakos (ザッコス, Zakkosu; Viz: Zakkos) is a Martial Artist and user of the Head First Rushing Style.

AppearanceEdit

Zakos is a young man with long, light colored hair that is slicked back and has a prominent widow peak. His eyebrows are prominent, pointing outward and wears sunglasses. He wears a traditional, black embroidered white uniform used in Chinese martial arts.

PersonalityEdit

Zakos is very serious about martial arts and is very rude to those he deems to not take it seriously.[1] He also has a romantic streak, wishing to propose to his girlfriend after winning the first match.

PlotEdit

Human Monster SagaEdit

Monster Raid ArcEdit

Zakos is participating in the Super Fight Tournament at the C-City Super Stadium. This is the seventh time in a row Zakos has participated in the tournament. Zakos wishes to win so that he can propose.[2]

Saitama (disguised as Charanko) converses with Sour Face when Zakos appears and starts questioning Saitama.[3] Sour Face ends up answering some of Zakos questions. Zakos then reveals that Bang was supposed to be one of the judges, much to Sour Face's surprise, and starts mocking the martial arts master. Sour Face starts to feel very insulted, but felt even angrier when "Charanko" did not seem angry at Zakos's comments. Saitama replies that he was not invested in the conversation and is only looking forward to fighting Zakos, but notes that Zakos doesn't seem strong. Zakos retorts by saying he looks forward to the match as well and will beat Saitama to a pulp.[4]

After Max' victory over Lin Lin, Zakos states he would have beaten Lin Lin faster. He later tells Saitama he will beat him so he could fight Bakuzan, but Saitama inadvertently provokes him.[5] He is later quickly eliminated in one slap by Saitama, which blow his chance to propose to his girlfriend, however the announcer received the information that she hasn't even shown up, much to Zakos' displeasure.[6]

Super Fight ArcEdit

As he continues to watch Saitama's matches from the sidelines, a recovering Zakos is unable to fathom Saitama's fighting style.[7] During the match between Saitama and Suiryu, he wondered what they were talking about.[8] During the match, Zakos noted Suiryu took the match seriously and was astounded by his speed,[9] but worried for Saitama injury and suggest to stop the match.[10] After Suiryu continues to battle Saitama after he got disqualified for wearing a wig[11], Zakos comments Suiryu's murderous intent in his attacks.[12]

Zakos was later present at the closing ceremony, when it was suddenly interrupted by The Three Crows and Gouketsu, who tells them they will become monsters.[13] Zakos and the other martial artist were given a choice to become a monster or die, visibly frightened he was shocked to see some of the fighter accepting the offer.[14] He later watched Suiryu fight the transformed martial artist's and was saved from Choze's energy ball attack.[15] When Suiryu considered to become a monster, Zakos frighteningly watched, but was relieved that it was never his intention and cheered for Suiryu.[16] Zakos was then knocked out by the crows with the rest of the martial artist.[17]

Abilities and PowersEdit

Not much is known about Zakos's strength, but he was confident enough in his abilities to enter the Super Fight Tournament seven times though it is implied he never won one.

Fighting StyleEdit

Zakos Punch

Zakos' strike

Head First Rushing Style (猪突猛真拳, Chototsu mō shin ken; Viz: Fist of Crazy Collision, Fierce Truth): He doesn't have the chance to show this style since he gets defeated by Saitama with one slap after rushing a fist toward him.

Major BattlesEdit

Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Zakos vs. Saitama 61 None Loss

QuotesEdit

"Even the man they call the greatest treasure of martial arts is getting old, it seems... He's abandoned the dojo and the tournament for some so-called hero activities like he's living in his own dream world."[18]

TriviaEdit

  • In a stream Murata stated Zakos is his favorite Super Fight character.

ReferencesEdit

  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 60, page 14
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 60, page 9
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 60, page 15
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 60, page 14-18
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 61, page 11-14
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 61, page 27-29
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 69, page 37
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 70, page 20
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 70, page 24
  10. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 70, page 30-32
  11. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 71, page 6
  12. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 71, page 23
  13. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 71, page 33-42
  14. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 13-24
  15. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 26-40
  16. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 53-57
  17. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 73, page 8
  18. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 60, page 16

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