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Overview

Bomb (ボンブ, Bonbu), also known with his alias as Wind of Death (死の風, Shi no Kaze; Viz: DeathWind),[1] is a martial arts master, the older brother of Bang, and the creator and teacher of Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist. He and Bang are the two greatest masters of the Martial Arts world.[3] He is also part of the Saitama Group.

Appearance[]

Bomb, like his brother, Bang, is an aged but muscular individual. Appearance-wise, he is almost the opposite of his younger brother. While Bang still has his hair and sports a short mustache, Bomb has a long beard and white, long hair with the top of his head being bald. He wears a classic-style green on blue martial arts robes, while Bang has a plain black shirt with white pants. He is slightly taller than Bang and he has a very strong posture, unlike Bang, who often slouches when he's walking.

Personality[]

Bomb is a caring older brother to Bang. He also seems to be a bit angry for having to dismiss all of his disciples, but is quite understanding as he believes there is a reason for letting his disciples go.[4] He worries over Bang's hero activities as he is constantly in danger, and suggests he retire.[5]

He is aware of the fact he is no longer young and his prime has passed, to which he laments.[6] That said, he holds hope for the future in the younger generation, as he was willing to not let Genos endanger himself in a reckless battle.[7] While not a professional hero, Bomb demonstrates all the essential heroic qualities, such as aiding heroes in times of need, protecting the weak, and engaging against monsters to prevent them from invading the cities.

Abilities and Powers[]

Bomb is an extremely accomplished martial artist and the master of the Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist, having demonstrated skills and capabilities on par with S-Class heroes. He has often accompanied his brother, Bang, in battles against monsters, including powerful Dragon-level threats.[8][9] It has also been stated by Murata that Bomb is even stronger than Bang.[10] In the past, even while holding back, Bomb was able to defeat Bang when his younger brother was using a brutal fighting style called Exploding Heart Release Fist to recklessly challenge any opponents he deemed strong.[11] Bomb claims that if he was 60 years younger, he could handle massive injuries like Garou, indicating that he used to have a lot of stamina and endurance.[6]

In the present, Bomb has since passed his prime, stating that he does not have the stamina he used to have, and that techniques like Roaring Aura Sky Ripping Fist take a toll on him.[8] Despite Garou's massive growth through many battles and being even in his evolved state, and Bomb having his stamina drained by Fubuki to heal Tanktop Master prior,[12] he still has proved capable of holding his own against the Hero Hunter for a short period of time before finally being defeated.[13]

Physical Abilities[]

Immense Strength: As a master martial artist in the same regards as his younger brother, Bang, Bomb possesses incredible superhuman strength, being able to shred Mysterious Beings into pieces with his hands alone.[14] Combining his strength with Bang, Bomb was able to destroy Elder Centipede's initial carapace; which was able to withstand Metal Knight’s missiles and Metal Bat's swing without a scratch, and send the enormous monster back.[8] He was also able to carry multiple bodies even after using the technique which took a toll on his body.[8]

Immense Durability: According to Bomb himself, he has a lot of durability, which enables him to endure massive damage and still remain standing. However, he states that he does not have the durability he used to 60 years ago.[8] Despite being knocked back by Elder Centipede, he and Bang took minimal damage.[8]

Immense Speed and Reflexes: Bomb possesses incredible speed and reflexes, as in a split second he shredded a monster into pieces with his hands in a circular motion before it could even react.[15] His attacks are so fast that it took the monster's body a moment to fall apart after Bomb completed his attack on it.[16] He was fast enough to quickly protect unconscious A-Class heroes from huge falling debris created by Elder Centipede.[8] Additionally, Bomb was capable of keeping up with Garou in combat while the latter was in his evolved state, with their movements being so fast that Fubuki could not even perceive the fight between them.[13]

Fighting Style[]

Bomb fighting Garou in his evolved state

Master Martial Artist: Bomb possesses great mastery over martial arts as he invented his own unique style and techniques from decades of martial arts training.[17] Garou himself even acknowledges Bomb to be the greatest martial art master alongside his brother, Bang.[18] In his fight with an evolved Garou, another martial arts master who is also Bang's former top disciple, despite Bomb being drained and the Hero Hunter having drastically improved his combat skills through many battles, he was still capable of competing with him, albeit only for a short period of time before being defeated.[13]

Bomb uses Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist to shred a monster to pieces

  • Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist (旋風鉄斬拳, Senpū Tetsuzan-ken; Viz: Fist of Whirling Wind, Slashing Steel): Bomb's martial art. Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist revolves around manipulating the air. This martial art style involves a powerful hand movement technique to create a razor-sharp whirlwind pressure that chops the opponent into many tiny pieces.[19] The martial art then pushes the opponent back with various degrees of force depending on the proximity towards the eye of the whirlwind.[20] The cutting pressure is also used in the martial art's kicks or palm strike and is sharp enough to cut through stone.[8] His fists are flexed differently for more direct attacks, with the first knuckles being extended, similar to leopard fist, implying that the Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist parallels real-life Leopard Kung Fu. Moreover, the hands are sometimes flexed like the Southern Dragon Kung Fu Fist to produce whirlwinds up close. Mastery over Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist allows Bomb to beat even Demon-level monsters in one swift attack before they can even react.[21]
  • Whirlwind Water Stream: Roaring Aura Sky Ripping Fist (旋風流水 轟気空裂拳, Senpū Ryūsui: Gōki Kūretsu-ken; Viz: Whirling Wind Flowing Water: Fist of Roaring Qi, Rending Air): An advanced technique that combines both Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist and Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist. To perform the technique, Bomb and Bang stand together side-by-side and assume strong stances. Both perform their respective martial arts and strike their opponent simultaneously, sending powerful shockwaves through their body. The technique was powerful enough to knock back a charging Elder Centipede and shatter the monster's carapace. However, it is stated by Bang that they can only do this technique once per battle since both of them have passed their prime.[8] Traditionally when the technique connects, the shockwaves created will spread through the enemy's entire body, which ultimately reduces them to dust.[8]

Bomb and Bang performing Cross Fang Dragon Slayer Fist

  • Whirlwind Water Stream: Cross Fang Dragon Slayer Fist (旋風流水 交牙竜殺拳, Senpū Ryūsui: Kōga Ryūsatsu-ken; Viz: Whirling Wind Flowing Water: Fist of Biting Fangs, Killing Dragons): A combination of Bomb and Bang's martial arts, even more powerful than Roaring Aura Sky Ripping Fist.[10] Together, Bomb and Bang continuously attack their opponent from the sides using their respective martial arts, before simultaneously kicking them away.

Quotes[]

  • (To Bang) "You think you've gained so much power, but you haven't even overcome yourself. I'll have to teach you a lesson about that."[22]
  • (To Bang) "We may never have another chance to fight him alone. What if they have another monster like that centipede? I don't like it. You should give up being a hero, Bang."[5]
  • (To Fubuki) "You two truly are sisters. You're very similar. You may have disagreed in the past... But that's also because you're alike."[23]

Trivia[]

Bomb's cameo in OVA 4

  • Bomb made a cameo appearance in an OVA, standing behind Bang's students.[24]
  • Bomb's fighting style can be considered similar to the Nanto Sei Ken martial art from the Fist of the North Star series, since it involves cutting opponents into pieces with bare hands.
  • Bomb would have beaten Super Mouse in one swift attack before it could even react.[25]
  • Bomb bears a striking physical resemblance to Goutetsu from the Street Fighter series, who was the master of Gouken and Akuma.
    • Additionally, the english translation for Goutetsu's name, "Roaring Iron" (轟鉄 / ゴウテツ), is similar to the name of Bomb's signature martial art, the Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist.
    • Bomb and Bang's relationship when they were young is similar to Gouken and Akuma, respectively. Gouken was more disciplined and loathed unnecessary violence, like Bomb, while Akuma's brutal nature and desire to perfect his martial arts by fighting strong enemies is similar to the attitude of young and arrogant Bang.
  • In the 2017 One-Punch Man Halloween cover, Bomb was depicted as a jiangshi along with Blue Fire and Lin Lin, sealed by Bang through an ofuda, a Japanese traditional paper talisman.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 150 (Online), page 9
  2. One-Punch Man Stream; 23/6/2018
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 84, page 22
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 46, page 21-23
  5. 5.0 5.1 One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 86, page 39
  6. 6.0 6.1 One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 84, page 20
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 84, page 86
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 85, and Episode 24
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 124 (Online), page 15-17
  10. 10.0 10.1 One-Punch Man Stream; November 2017
  11. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 150 (Online), page 12-15
  12. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 146 (Online), page 22
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 147 (Online), page 3-6 & 28-32
  14. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 83, page 46-47
  15. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 83, page 46-49
  16. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 83, page 46-47, and Episode 23
  17. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 150 (Online)
  18. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 84, page 22, and Episode 24
  19. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 83, page 47-49
  20. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 83, page 47-49
  21. One-Punch Man Stream; 22/4/2018
  22. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 150 (Online), page 11
  23. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 146 (Online), page 2-3
  24. One-Punch Man OVA; Bang, Who Is Too Overbearing
  25. One-Punch Man Stream; 22/4/2018

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