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Overview
I am the pinnacle of the House of Evolution's science, Armored Gorilla. Your attacks have no effect.
— Armored Gorilla to Genos[1]

Armored Gorilla (アーマードゴリラ, Āmādo Gorira) is an artificial mutant created by Dr. Genus. It is the third-strongest specimen of the House of Evolution and its only battle cyborg.

Appearance[]

Armored Gorilla is a massive cyborg with a gorilla head. His body is protected by full plate armor adorned with spikes on its shoulders, knee pads, and gauntlets. The armor's belt buckle resembles a gorilla's face, and the chest plate features a custom patch featuring the letters 'A' and 'G' arranged in a diamond shape.[3]

While Armored Gorilla's head appears biological, it also houses cybernetic components.

Personality[]

Initially, Armored Gorilla behaves like an automaton, communicating with technical readouts in a robotic, monotone voice. After he and his colleagues are defeated, however, he drops this façade and speaks normally, admitting he was simply trying to "act cool".

Under stress, Armored Gorilla is spineless, apologizing profusely and bargaining for his life by revealing information about his creator, Dr. Genus, and the House of Evolution.

By the time of the House of Evolution's change of objective, Armored Gorilla has learned to blend into society and has become much more mellow and sullen, assisting Dr. Genus with his new restaurant. When Marshall Gorilla attempts to attack him, he simply punches him and tells him not to cause trouble, demonstrating the end to his violent ways.

Plot[]

Introduction Saga[]

House of Evolution Arc[]

Armored Gorilla vs. Genos

After witnessing Saitama instantly kill Mosquito Girl, Dr. Genus takes great interest in him as a human specimen, and sends Armored Gorilla, Beast King, Kamakyuri, Ground Dragon, Frog Man, and Slugerous to abduct him for further research.[4]

Saitama defeats Kamakyuri, Frog Man, and Slugerous in a failed ambush, but is grabbed and rooted in concrete by Ground Dragon. Genos attempts a rescue, but is intercepted by Armored Gorilla, who piques Genos' interest as a fellow cyborg. While Beast King and Ground Dragon engage Saitama, Armored Gorilla battles Genos, losing his helmet and robotic limbs in the process.[5]

Armored Gorilla, defeated

Defeated and dismembered, Armored Gorilla sneers that Genos will never defeat his stronger comrade, Beast King. After Saitama arrives holding Beast King's severed eye, however, Armored Gorilla quickly relents, promising to answer any of their questions in exchange for his life.[6]

After revealing the history of Dr. Genus, Armored Gorilla is left lying in the demolished overpass. He contacts Dr. Genus discreetly to warn of their arrival, but is nearly caught in the act by Genos.[7]

Armored Gorilla watching the news

Hero Association Saga[]

Alien Conquerors Arc[]

During the Dark Matter Thieves attack on A-City, Armored Gorilla along with his master, Dr. Genus, are seen in their newly opened takoyaki shop preparing takoyaki while watching the news on the television.[8]

Human Monster Saga[]

Monster Association Arc[]

Armored Gorilla defeats Marshall Gorilla in one punch

While heading back to his master while wearing a hood to disguise himself in public he is spotted by Marshall Gorilla. After having his allegiances questioned by Marshall Gorilla, Armored Gorilla is attacked by the latter when he manages to counter his knife attack with a single punch to the face, knocking the opposing gorilla out cold. He then continues on his way, unaware that one of the House of Evolution's former subjects, Zombieman, is trailing him to find where Genus is hiding.[9]

As Zombieman finally tracks him down to the House of Takoyaki 🐙, he mistakes the hero for a customer and tells him to wait for him to come take his order. Zombieman then uses his Desert Eagle to intimidate Armored Gorilla and proclaims that he has come to destroy the House of Evolution. Confused with Zombieman's statement, he states that the House of Evolution had been destroyed long ago, much to the immortal hero's surprise, and takes him to meet Genus. During Zombieman's conversation with Genus, he threatens him with an axe while inquiring about why he shut down the House of Evolution. Armored Gorilla is seen sitting behind them, showing great concern for his master's well-being.[10]

Abilities and Powers[]

Armored Gorilla is a Demon-level threat, making him quite a formidable opponent. He called himself the third strongest member of the house of evolution, after Carnage Kabuto and Beast King. With their deaths and Zombieman's defection, he is now the strongest fighter in the House of Evolution. He is made using the best mechanical technology of House of Evolution. He is capable of defeating Marshall Gorilla, a Tiger-level threat, in a single punch.

Physical Abilities[]

Immense Strength: Owing to his size, Armored Gorilla can shatter solid concrete from mere impact, leap great heights, and create large craters upon landing. He was also able to briefly keep up with Genos in terms of physical strength and knock out Marshall Gorilla, a Tiger-level Mysterious Being, in one punch.

Immense Durability: As a cyborg, Armored Gorilla is very sturdy and extremely durable. He easily withstood Genos' Incinerate thanks to his heavy armor (重装甲, Jū sōkō), and when Marshall Gorilla, a Tiger-level Mysterious Being, attacked him with a knife, it shattered when it made contact with his face.

Cyborg Modifications[]

Remote Transmitter

Full-body Cyborg Enhancement: Armored Gorilla's body is modified with cybernetic parts, including very sturdy armor. Even after being dismembered, Armored Gorilla exhibited no signs of discomfort, indicating his cyborg limbs are separate from whatever biological organs that remain.

Armored Body: Armored Gorilla's plate armor can withstand massive physical trauma and extreme temperatures, such as the force of Genos' powerful heat blasts. His partially organic head is protected by a separate helmet.
Remote Transmitter: Armored Gorilla's head contains a hidden communication array beneath his skullcap, allowing him to contact the House of Evolution from a remote location.

Major Battles[]

Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Armored Gorilla vs. Genos 8 2 Loss
Armored Gorilla vs. Marshall Gorilla 78 21 Win

Quotes[]

  • "Umm...I'm sorry, I'll answer all your questions, so please spare my life."
  • "You wanna cause trouble, do it somewhere else." Armored Gorilla after defeating Marshall Gorilla in one punch.
  • "What, you're a hero who's here to defeat The House of Evolution? I'm sorry but The House of Evolution have already been destroyed." Armored Gorilla answering Zombieman.

References[]

  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 8, page 9
  2. 2.0 2.1 One-Punch Man Encyclopedia; One-Punch Man: Hero Encyclopedia, page 116-117
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 7, page 17
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 7, page 8
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 8, page 21
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 8, page 23
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 9, page 10
  8. One-Punch Man Anime; Episode 11
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 78, page 30-33
  10. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 89, page 27-32

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