What chapter is the first page from?
Here you go https://cubari.moe/read/gist/OPM/100/1/
We’ve also recently seen some examples of monsters who don’t exhibit that constant bloodlust and, arguably, don’t deserve to be simply killed. I like the idea of the manga starting to explore the idea that maybe the “kill all monsters, don’t kill humans” approach isn’t as sound as it seems.
I'm hoping it's like that cause I don't want monako I think her name was to die
remember that some of the worst monsters were human. psykos, orochi, homeless emperor, ugly, beefcake. then there were those like the house of evolution which are menmade.
Homeless Emperor isn't a monster, he just got powers form God. Point still stands though.
No one guessing that it's a setup for the darker and grittier >!Neo Heroes!< arc? \*insert Saitama's "OK" face here\*
As you wish
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I like how not all Monsters are evil is explored with >!Amai Mask. Sure he’s a monster but he does good so being a monster doesn’t necessarily make him evil and I love how Saitama sees it like that even when the public don’t!<
The eclipse is coming
I think this is perspective the story is going to build up, but will eventually deconstruct and disprove.
My theory is that great threat the prophecy speaks of is humanity. "The earth is in danger" *from humans.* Humans are like a disease that only grows and pollutes and corrupts the world, like it did in the past to create the dystopian world the story takes place in now. An idea that will eventually be disproven.
It was the same with Garou's arc. Garou's story was presented from his perspective, which made it seem palatable to us the audience. It's hard to see the inherent flaw with Garou's whole argument in the moment, because we only see it from his side. Almost like the story wants to side with him. Something that is used for subversion during his >!final fight, where the story totally flips the script, taking the perspective away from Garou an giving it to Saitama, who spends the whole fight deconstructing and disproving Garou's whole argument.!<
I think the story is going to do the same with the whole "humans bad" theme. Slowly talking about the premise that humanity is bad and flawed at it's core, up until the very finale where Saitama comes and completely disproves it. As Saitama as a character represents the best of humanity.
Something I truly love about OPM is how it has completely flipped the script on the idea of "perspective," and truly managed to make a meaningful story that practices black and white, but fundamentally *truthful* morality. All monsters really *are* just evil. All heroes really *are* just good. All humans have potential. Humanity is fundamentally a force for good, and justice always wins against evil. These are just truths that exist in the world.
Just like how Garou says things in his arc that only make sense from his limited perspective, so too is the case with the mercenary here. He's not correct when he says "there are no real heroes." He's just a cynical idiot that uses his cynicism as an excuse to avoid doing the work to improve himself and the world as a whole. So he became a mercenary for money instead of a hero, and it's why he died.
One of the points of the "heroes never die" theme in the story, is that the *reason* they never die is that heroes understand a universal truth about humanity. The key to survival is hard work and self improvement towards a larger goal. That is what keeps humanity growing. That's why monsters, mercenaries, warriors and criminals die all the time, but heroes never do. Because the very nature of heroism makes you a force for justice, and justice always prevails. Anyone who thinks "there are no true heroes" is objectively incorrect, when you look at how they have clear means of survival and protection from evil that other creatures don't have.
This whole idea that "good and evil" are just different perspectives is garbage. It's a cliche that needs to die. By having an universal force of objective evil in the form of monsters, OPM shows us how impossible a morally gray world would actually be. Humans in OPM are never truly evil. They can be jerks, but even the worst ones still have humanity in a way that real monsters don't. In OPM, even the serial killers, evil scientists and hitman have complex emotions like pride, goals and motivations. Things that limit their destructive power. But real *monsters* are just pure, innate forces of destruction. They can only destroy, until they eventually destroy themselves.
The world of OPM is black and white. Monsters are evil and heroes are good. And I think that premise is a pretty genius way to showcase human nature. Because the fundamental good nature of humanity becomes a lot harder to deny when you compare to something that is objectively evil like monsters. It's why I don't think the story will ever have monsters being redeemed or finding a peaceful coexistence with humanity. Because if everything becomes morally gray and there is no objective benchmark for good and evil, then that leaves humanity to devolve into it's own cynicism, and end up just like the mercenary here.
>!Amai Mask!< throws a big fat wrench in your theory.
Being a hero is a POV. It’s a narrative to describe murderous violence in a positive light. If monsters were replaced with humans, being punched apart or squeezed to the size of a golf ball seems pretty cruel, for just trying to survive / not having much alternative. What if humans are turning to monsters because that’s what they resemble? What if God is rooting for the destruction of humankind and loaning power to those who would do it? A narrative of POV and what it means to be a hero pops up all the time. And then there’s Saitama, where it’s just a hobby.
Lol, Saitama is the most neutral one. That’s what I like about Saitama. He usually acts dumb and stupid. But he is actually quite a wise one.
I'm pretty sure that the humans are worse than monsters since monsters mostly have no choice but to be evil where as humans always have a choice yet deliberately choose to do wrong, like torture monsters for entertainment despite them not being threats, or the ninja school, or house of evolution, etc. But they do have the capacity for change like >!Garou!<, Dr Genus, Waganma, Fubuki, something rarely seen within monsters. The god character interests me and I look forward to how the topic of humanity is handled.
well evil waganma was retconned
Some hints from redrawn chapters, might come after >!Machine Arc!< in both webcomic & manga?
>!I think so, or be revealed sometime during it, if not then the neo heroes arc!<
What chapter are second and third pages?
110 & 113
Chimera Ant arc vibes
That last page is raw af. And real af.
Wait, so the redraw scene of Phoenix Penguin Man is canon? Is it canon? Since there are so many redraw about his fight that I cannot know which one is canon.
The redrawn I'm using here is latest one so it is canon, so far.
Is this real?
These come from redrawn chapters.
Which chapter is this?
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