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Various monsters find that their attacks on Puri-Puri Prisoner have no effect regardless of their variety and are shocked, expressing their disbelief at the hero's durability. Puri-Puri Prisoner explains to them that embracing the pain with love allows him to take those hits. He dubs his power Angel ☆ Hug. Realizing their strength wouldn't be enough, the monsters flee only to be stopped by the Demon-level monster, Baquma, who inhales the fleeing monsters, with the exception of Electric Catfish Man, absorbing their powers.
Baquma then fires a variety of attacks at the hero but Puri-Puri Prisoner remains undeterred. The monster mocks him at his twitching but Puri-Puri Prisoner reveals that it was the creation of his new style of fighting, Vibration ☆ Angel. The hero completely smashes through Baquma and ends the monster's life. Maiko Plasma, who was previously absorbed by Baquma, manages to survive and is aided by Electric Catfish Man.
Soon after, Puri-Puri Prisoner hears the voices of the monsterfied inmates and expresses dismay at his inmates predicament. Believing the inmates to be forced to do the Monster Association's bidding, he vows to save them. The inmates attempt to explain their hatred to Puri-Puri Prisoner but he continually ignores it. Nyan then interjects and says that once a human becomes a monster, they will never turn back before slashing Puri-Puri Prisoner, severely injuring him, and leaving the rest to the inmates. Puri-Puri Prisoner stands strong, however, and declares that as long as the heart is human then they will always be human.
Puri-Puri Prisoner discovers that his body is covered with hair which acts as a shield and dubs it, Angel ☆ Bristle Armor. Nyan, disturbed by Puri-Puri Prisoner's strange personality, decides to leave him to the other cadres and escapes through a narrow crack. Puri-Puri Prisoner gives chase after thinking up a new technique, Angel ☆ Crawl, but accidentally crushes his fellow inmates in debris, killing almost all of them. He loses his armored hair and accepts their sacrifice by avenging them, much to the annoyance of the remaining living disembodied head of one of the inmates.
Old Version[edit | edit source]
Outnumbered and surrounded, Atomic Samurai realizes that he has underestimated his opponent and begins to withdraw from battle after getting overwhelmed. He manages to create some distance between himself and the swarm of clones by carving a hole in the ground directly underneath him and entering free fall, with the Black Sperm clones following suit, mocking him for his cowardice and fruitless attempt at an escape. However, one of the clones is completely destroyed by an attack in their pursuit. What was to them an escape was actually the hero's attempts at drawing them into a closed space for him to attempt a type of attack that can deal with enemies with powerful regenerative capabilities. Following the attack on A-City and the S-Class heroes subsequent battle with the regenerating alien Melzargard, Atomic Samurai had devised a technique that, in exchange for range, by increasing the speed and number of slashes, could penetrate a monster with even greater density than before -- a "Focused Atomic Slash" capable of totally destroying monsters with the ability to regenerate.
Having used the rest of the free fall to destroy the pursuing clones with his new technique, Atomic Samurai finally hits the ground, remarking that his enemy was tough enough to force him to use his new technique, which he considers to be "unfamiliar" and something he "can't go around using too recklessly." He then remembers that the monster had been chasing a child just before their battle and makes his way back up, only to be caught off guard by an enormous Black Sperm ready to attack. The monster says that the clones Atomic Samurai had killed were but a fraction of his total being, having hid his true form from the very beginning. Atomic Samurai barely manages to counterattack the enlarged monster, getting hit in the process. His slash only results in more Black Sperm clones emerging, who continue to taunt the injured hero, telling him that he is in the "worst possible match-up" formulated by Gyoro Gyoro. Heavily injured and out of options, Atomic Samurai quickly cuts at the roof, resulting in the ceiling collapsing in on all of them.
The ensuing collapse results in powerful vibrations felt by Zombieman who expresses concern over how the battle may be going for other heroes. Without warning, Homeless Emperor appears behind him and questions his concerns over the death of his fellow heroes. Before Zombieman has time to react, Homeless Emperor blasts him point blank with a beam of energy; his attack acting as a means of demonstrating to the hero how the other heroes are being killed -- "instant death without any time for resistance." He then expresses disappointment over how quick Zombieman was killed, before going on to state that he will kill all seventeen of the S-Class heroes alone. A regenerated Zombieman then lunges at him with with an axe, only to be shot in the head with a concentrated energy blast.
His opponent disabled, Homeless Emperor stares at his decapitated body, a sudden gunshot coming from his upper body. Homeless Emperor unflinchingly counters the attack, while Zombieman is blown away and crashes into a wall, questioning how he would be able to react to such a shot at close range. Dismayed at how his hidden ace had failed, Zombieman regenerates and removes the pistol stored within his body, firing several shots at his opponent. Homeless Emperor counters with several orbs of energy, sending them all towards the hero, resulting in a large scale explosion. As the smoke clears, Zombieman's charred body stands before Homeless Emperor, who compliments his presumed dead opponent for having lived up to the expectations of a top hero -- "strong" and "unfaltering even in death."
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The digital release of the chapter features an animated cover page, animated by Yusuke Murata.
- Before being redrawn, the chapter's title was "The Power of Light" (光パワー, Hikari Pawā).