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Chief Kuma (クマ 係長, Kuma Kakarichō) is the chief police officer of the Z-City Police Department.

Appearance[]

Chief Kuma is a man with short dark hair and a mustache. He wears a white shirt and pants with black boots and a sleeveless vest.

Personality[]

Chief Kuma is a man of good intentions who deeply cares for his fellow officers. He does not trust the Hero Association yet mistakenly believes that the police are equally capable of dealing with monsters.

This opinion was pretty naïve in retrospect, something he'd come to realize when an actual Mysterious Being assaulted his precinct. The good constable found himself & his subordinates powerless to stop it. Despite his poor judgement however, Kuma is a big enough man to admit when he's wrong and has an eye for personal merit while seeing it.

Erstwhile writing off Saitama as another no-good faux Samaritan initially, the chief came to realize that for all his perceived faults, the former was a hero in the truest, broadest sense of the word.

Plot[]

Omake[]

Pork Cutlet Bowl[]

After pulling Saitama over, Kuma asks him a few questions after venturing back to the police station. Through further investigation into his background, the two officers come to the conclusion that Saitama may be the culprit behind a string of assaults that have been occurring around their precinct. The fact that he is unemployed and living in a rural abandoned area with blood on his hands makes him suspicious. While admitting that an unpopular hero is no different than a part-timer, Saitama wonders why the police force is against the Hero Association before enjoying some pork cutlet offered by the inspector.

Kuma goes on to talk about an overeager cadet whom was ineligible for the Hero Association but had wholeheartedly thrown himself into policing the streets as a fallback. Not long after making it on the force, said deputy was left critically injured with most every bone in his body shattered. Before he passed out the new recruit gave warning to his superior of the culprit as a sign of care for the precinct and his commander.

As they were still conversing the real culprit behind the officer assault & battery enters the station, a Demon-level monster threat named Surprise-Attack Plum began attacking their establishment after shedding his delivery man disguise. He states that his hated attack on the police was out of revenge for arresting him when he was a simple salary worker. With the disaster at hand, the police found themselves hideously overmatched by the mysterious being; quickly realizing their tools of incarceration were less than inefficient in dealing with the assailant. The Chief was left without options and made a call of desperation to the same Hero Association he largely distrusted, knowing full well what it would mean to the dignity of local law enforcement.

The derogatory second chief of operations for the Hero Association; McCoy, wants to hear officer Kuma's plead. But before he could finish his sentence, Saitama snatches and breaks his cellphone telling him that neither heroes, nor cops, do their job by begging. Inquisitively asking who was on the other end, Saitama mentions the recipient was in no way any kind of hero. Luckily he himself just happened upon their mortal dilemma, offering to take care of the monster as a repayment for the pork cutlet.

Outside the police station where countless bystanders, the local news and a horde of heroes from the Hero Association HQ sent by the duplicitous operator; having leaked information to the media and sent out every available lower rank hero in order to further disgrace the police.

However, a lone officer, secretly Saitama, steps out of the building carrying out the monster on his back, much to everyone's shock and awe as well as to McCoy's chagrin. All the news channel sponsors present at the scene were desperate to know who the mystery officer was that took out the monster. Before anybody could thank him, Saitama had already left. When asked by another officer about him, Kuma simply called him a hero.

Abilities and Powers[]

Being a police chief, Kuma probably has some basic combat skills and knowledge of the law.

Equipment[]

Gun: Chief Kuma carries a gun on both sides of his waist.

References[]

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