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Who is Blast? [Blast Speculation Thread]

Discussion in 'One-Punch Man' started by Coldelia, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Coldelia colder and colder Advisor

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    His character is quite intriguing to me. He's yet to be revealed and that no one (among the S-class heroes at least) has officially met him, if I remember correctly.

    One of the interesting theories I stumbled upon before is that "Blast" is a moniker given for the person who is the inspiration behind the creation of the Heroes' association because he saved the owner's son—who is actually Saitama and that the S-class rank 1 is actually reserved for him.

    Thoughts? Any speculations regarding who he really is or what his abilities are?
     
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  2. Hyperion1O1 Why cant we all unite and just conquer the stars?

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    My theory:

    Blast already fought GOD and is probably recuperating from the fight, hence he will only come out when GOD shows up. GOD isn't a real threat level, there's only 1 being in existence in its level.

    Another interesting tidbit someone brought up before we had this section is that Blast is a martial artist and is related to Bang and Bomb due to his name
     
  3. EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! DON'T LOSE YOUR YAY!!!

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    One popular theory that I subscribe to ....

    You got Bang.

    You got Bomb

    And then you got . . ..

    Blast, the eldest of the dynamite fist brothers
     
  4. Aldric Active Member

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    l think he's either

    -related to bang, probably more like his son and garou's father than his brother
    -the cyborg who killed genos family and somehow wasn't recognized by the association
    -a completely new character

    what he certainly isn't is saitama, l've always thought this theory was nonsensical
     
  5. Sartharion The Onyx Guardian

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    As fun as those theories are to read, I'll stick with us not knowing who he or she is and is a completely new person we've never met.
     
  6. Wolfgang Grimmer Magnificent Steiner

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    bang and bomb are their real names tho
    BLAST is a hero name
     
  7. Brian           

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    Probably a new person

    The more I think about it I would be unsatisfied if he was Saitama, out of the popular theories I'd prefer if he was Mob

    I also heard stuff like he's probably what's hiding in Pig God's stomach, since Pig God is waiting for a god level threat to unleash his powers. And License-Less Rider with a license.
     
  8. Robin Overdrive

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    he can't be Saitama cuz he does have a name
     
  9. Aldric Active Member

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    he can't be saitama because it makes zero fucking sense

    all of saitama's feats have been given to king so what kind of batshit insane logic would lead the association to give the first rank in s class to someone they don't even know exist
     
  10. CC Ravis Return of the DOG

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    I dislike the theory myself, but this doesn't debunk it per se since it actually has nothing to do with his feats.

    It would come off as retread and not make very much sense though.
     
  11. Aldric Active Member

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    how doesn't it debunk it

    blast reaching rank 1 of s class has to be based on his ability as a hero therefore on his feats (that one guy said if a god level threat appeared blast would be needed so it's definitely not just a position of prestige)

    saitama being blast means that the hero association somehow caught wind of saitama's achievements but didn't even falsely attribute them to another guy like in king's case, they just learned some guy killed monsters left and right without ever being able to identify him but still decided to give him a hero name and the highest rank in the association despite the fact he's not even registered

    it's absurd through and through
     
  12. CC Ravis Return of the DOG

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    It doesn't debunk it because the [incredibly flimsy] premise of it isn't actually grounded in feats and doesn't make the assumption that Saitama's achievements were linked to that first one. It's saying that the rank exists as a placeholder merely out of gratitude and that all the hype around him is based on conjecture from everyone but the creator of the Hero Association. While a shitty explanation it's entirely possible that the creator falsely told Sitch and co that Blast would be required for a God level threat so that his rank would stay untouched.
     
  13. Aldric Active Member

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    that's even stupider than l thought then
     
  14. TerminaTHOR arf! arf!

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    Blast is not Saitama the Hero Association officials met him and they know that he is keeping a low profile.

    I like the theory regarding Blast being inside Pig God's stomach. That could be a very nice twist in my opinion.
     
  15. omg laser pew pew! is feeling greedy

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    Where the hell do people come up with this stuff?
     
  16. Beckman Well-Known Member

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    I think he and Metal Knigt both belong to the organization Genos is after.
     
  17. Deathbringerpt Dreamer of Possibilities

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    Forgot to post another one from that Batman/Jim Lee event.

    X

    Because OPM is so barebones in terms of worldbuilding and foreshadowing that theorytards need to make the setting more interesting by coming up with these nonsensical fanfictions. Like that guy here who just knows that Handsomely Sweet Mask is totally Bofoy's Bio-organic-mechanical robots despite the fact that neither Bofoy or Mask haven't shown anything that connects them in any way.
     
  18. Hyperion1O1 Why cant we all unite and just conquer the stars?

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    Not Blast but Pig God probably has some insane 1 shot ability that he charges up by eating like a madman
     
  19. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    From a symbolic perspective it would be nice if at the end of the manga it's revealed that Blast = Saitama, meaning he's always truly been #1, plus he's worked his way up to that spot as well, so he deserves it as well.
    Also, the background story of how Agoni's grandchild was saved and how HA came to exist would fit nicely together if Blast = Saitama.

    Having said that, I do want Blast to be a new character with an intriguing story and haxxx power.
     
  20. Chrollo Lucilfer Skill Hunter

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    How could Saitama possibly be Blast? :dafuq


    I personally think and hope it will be a new character. Someone really cruel and at the same time aloof.
     
  21. MasterBeast Out Of My Mind.

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    I think everyone thinks Blast and Kings situation is the same.

    Blast might be the guy who destroyed Genos home :distracted
     
  22. Zaru ________________________________ Advisor

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    But that'd be way too redundant.
     
  23. ZenithXAbyss The Final Boss

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    i'll laugh my ass off if blast = saitama.
     
  24. Raidoton Active Member

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    Blast = Saitama would be worse than Tobi = Obito :catroll
     
  25. Seraphiel Meem Magician

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    So basically me :puppers
     
  26. MasterBeast Out Of My Mind.

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    LOL Tobi...

    Wouldn't make sense if Blast was actually Saitama... No indication of that. However, a lot of people think Blast whoever, he may be stole Saitama's achievements like with King. But thats a bit played out, and wouldn't be all that interesting tbh.
     
  27. Kenpachi_Uchiha Hope Won't Die

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    Just going of latest chapter Blast=Suiryu. :LOS
     
  28. ~M~ Woke

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    Saitama being Blast is, considering the overarching themes, a pretty fitting plot device that would actually be intriguing if pursued correctly. A trope is not always a bad thing it can be a necessary tool.

    However all things being said the concept is just a concept, a 'new character' doesn't strike me as any better or any worse a conclusion in an author's story.
     
  29. Coldelia colder and colder Advisor

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    I'm okay with Blast being Saitama, but I feel that he's more likely a new character that we're yet to see.

    I disagree. Nothing can be worse than Tobi=Obito. :puppers
     
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  30. Aldric Active Member

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    blast being saitama is definitely the sort of horseshit kishimoto would pull off
     
  31. Brian           

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    [YOUTUBE]NewyX7Gs1Rw[/YOUTUBE]

    interesting video on the matter
     
  32. XImpossibruX the absolute madman

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    I actually agree with this lmao
     
  33. MasterBeast Out Of My Mind.

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    Brain... Brian* Your avi is freaking me out dude!!!!
     
  34. Superman Man of Steel

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    Blast is Saitama. That hair he lost came back together and regenerated into another saitama.
     
  35. Raidoton Active Member

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    Sounds more like a monster to me D:
     
  36. Superman Man of Steel

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    Saitama is a monstsr.
     
  37. Freechoice Freechoice

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    I'd be all for the Blast is Mob theory but ONE stated Tatsumaki > Mob iirc
     
  38. Hyperion1O1 Why cant we all unite and just conquer the stars?

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    Tats>>100% Mob

    Tats vs ??? Mob is unanswered
     
  39. Freechoice Freechoice

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    :brolmes .
     
  40. Hyperion1O1 Why cant we all unite and just conquer the stars?

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    Blast is actually that kid from Makai no Ossan :maybe
     
  41. XImpossibruX the absolute madman

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    Blast is actually Boros. :cat
     
  42. Brian           

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    serious Mob could be 70% or higher, I believe anything beyond 100% would make him stronger
     
  43. Hyperion1O1 Why cant we all unite and just conquer the stars?

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    Normal Mob is 100% imo, he can control his mental state with it. Serious would be ??? since the form always appears when there's a crisis like that 1 page appearance when psycho dad went 100% nuclear bomb.
     
  44. PrazzyP HxH is life

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    Well if you read the webcomic, you will now know that Saitama isnt blast :maybe
     
  45. LordPerucho Well-Known Member

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    Spoiler:
    Its Mirai Saitama :cat.
     
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  46. Aduro Definitely not a villain.

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    Yeah, the timelines would be screwy. I'm not gonna guess if Blast is a relative or a future version or just some random guy with no knowledge or Saitama, but I've got a couple of crackpot ideas on what this guy is like.

    1. His training was similar to Saitama's, just as many sit-ups, marathons etc. That made him crazy strong compared to the other S-Ranks. But unlike Saitama he used the air conditioning or skipped meals sometimes so he cant' challenge Saitama, its also why training didn't destroy his hair. I think the end of Boros vs. Saitama was meant to prove that nobody would every truly challenge Saitama in power but this guy will be closer.

    2. His personality is also a parallel to Saitama. Just like Boros was a reflection of Saitama's desire for a worthy opponent, Hammerhead was a parallel to Saitama's laziness when it comes to work etc. Blast will reflect Saitama too. Saitama wants to be loved as a hero but can't seem to get the respect he deserved. So maybe Blast hates the attention and hides away from others but gets credit anyway. Or maybe while Saitama is depressed because he's too strong to be hurt, Blast is depressed because he's too strong so accidentally he hurts others. He'll definitely be some kind of counterpart to Saitama like Boros.
     
  47. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    What if when Saitama is doing a serious sprint, he runs so fast he accidentally time travels, ends up being Blast, then got back to the future after a short while. His short convo with Tats sounds like he knows what would happen in the future.
     
  48. Tayimus Number One

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    Blast has hair, Saitama doesn't. Do you mean that Saitama grows hair at some point? Or maybe that the hair is a wig?
     
  49. Kevintju One Piece Rocks!

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    Hmm fair point, I guess he could grow hair at some point. It's not enough of a contradiction / inconsistency to completely debunk this theory imo
     
  50. Tayimus Number One

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    No, definitely not enough by itself. I was pointing out something small that when added to others might lead to the theory being unraveled. Like Blast having an actual job when Saitama has long since given up on getting one, choosing instead to follow his dream.
     

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