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The Dark Matter Thieves (暗黒盗賊団ダークマター, Ankokutōzokudan Dākumatā) were a group of alien invaders led by Boros.


The Dark Matter Thieves traveled in a giant spaceship so massive that it was able to obscure the view of A-City from above. It was heavily armed with cannons that could shoot enormous destructive shells and was powered by a Power Core, the destruction of which made the spaceship fall immediately.


Hero Association SagaEdit

Alien Conquerors ArcEdit


The Dark Matter Thieves arrive at A-City

The Dark Matter Thieves arrive on Earth and essentially destroy the entirety of A-City, with the exception of the Hero Association headquarters. Melzargard is the first one to leave the ship and kills the Sky King and his henchmen.[1] He then tries to kill the A-Class hero Iaian, but fails and the two engage in combat.[2] At the Hero Association headquarters, Saitama jumps from the rooftop and is shot with colossal bullets, but is able to easily dodge them.[3] Iaian is still fighting Melzargard, but is overwhelmed and as in just a single attack, his left arm is blown off. Melzargard then begins splitting itself into five.[4] Feeling bored of his situation, the monster is suddenly cut to pieces by Atomic Samurai.[5]

S-Class Heroes vs. Melzargard

Melzargard fights the S-Class heroes

Metal Bat, Bang and Puri-Puri Prisoner join Atomic Samurai to fight Melzargard.[6] While Melzargard was fighting, he decided to contact the ship to prepare the cannons. He sends one of his heads to contact the ship, but it's struck down by Metal Bat. He then received a distress call from Geryuganshoop, who tells him an intruder got on the ship and that Groribas had been defeated.[7]


The marble inside Melzargard

Geryuganshoop orders Melzargard to return to the ship and take care of an intruder as he has taken out a large sum of their equipment and workers on board. Melzargard refuses, saying that he cannot at that moment as the S-Class heroes he's fighting are persistent and asks for support from the artillery. Meanwhile, after a few strikes, Metal Bat notices a small marble object in the head that he is fighting and, seizes it. He questions Melzalgard on it is, leading Meal into crushing the marble, the head begins to liquefy.[8]


Boros meets Saitama

Back on the ship, Geryuganshoop contacts the artillery crew, while also telepathically contacting Saitama, warning him not to go further into the ship. Saitama blatantly disregards the order and does the opposite, charging into Boros' throne room.[9] Geryuganshoop attacks Saitama, hurling rocks at him using telekinesis, but he is unaffected. Saitama retaliates by throwing a rock back at him with enough force to split his head in two while telling Geryuganshoop that using psychic power to just throw pebbles around like this is a waste.[10]

Boros, impressed by Saitama's strength, explains the reason he attacked A-City was because of a prophecy that foretold he would find a worthy opponent. Annoyed, Saitama punches Boros, berating him for destroying A-City for a stupid reason. This however caused Boros's armor to shatter, unleashing his true strength, and he then prepares to fight Saitama.[11] The Dark Matter Gunner fires the cannons onto the heroes and Melzardard fighing on the ground, but the shells were stopped in mid-air by Tatsumaki and sent back towards the ship.[12]

Bang kills Melzargard

Melzargard is killed

Melzargard then grows larger and attempts to attack again, but his strikes are stopped by Puri-Puri Prisoner allowing Bang to take out one of the two remaining heads. Melzargard retaliates by managing to land a hit on Bang,[13] sending him flying through the air, bouncing off of debris and into a concrete wall.[14] Melzargard boasts about how weak the humans are, but is then shocked to see Bang still alive. While he's distracted, Atomic Samurai slashes Melzargard into many pieces, and as Melzargard attempts to regenerate himself, Bang catches the last marble inside Melzargard's head, and destroys it, killing it.[15]


Boros uses Meteoric Burst

Saitama and Boros continue fighting on the ship, with Boros seemingly gaining an upper hand firing a laser from his chest and then knocking Saitama down from behind.[16] Boros boastfully explains to Saitama about his regenerative capabilities, remarking on how eventually Saitama will get tired and lose, while Boros will keep on healing himself. Saitama tells him to shut up, asking him if Boros was done with the fight, only to have Boros get very angry and unleash his Meteoric Burst on Saitama. With a very powerful kick, Saitama is sent hurtling to the moon.[17]


The spaceship parts are salvaged by Metal Knight

Saitama jumps back from the moon and lands back on the ship, causing heavy damage to the ship and literally tilting it to the point that it's touching the ground. Infuriated, Boros decides to go all out on Saitama, but is met with a heavy punch to the gut by Saitama, followed by a consecutive normal punches, which smashes him into pieces, but he regenerates. He then releases his trump card, Collapsing Star Roaring Cannon, stating that he will send the planet straight to hell, causing Saitama uses his own special move, Serious Series: Serious Punch which counters Boros's attack and almost kills Boros. While slowly dying, Boros states it was a good fight, Saitama replying that it sure was, but Boros claims he's lying, as he was still holding back. Boros dies peacefully, finally achieving his dream of experiencing the thrill of a true battle.[18]

The ship crashes down after the destruction of its core during the fight between Boros and Saitama; it is retrieved by Metal Knight as is moved elsewhere.[19]

Known MembersEdit

Name Position Status
BorosLeaderDeceased †
GeryuganshoopGeneralDeceased †
MelzargardGeneralDeceased †
GroribasGeneralDeceased †
Dark Matter GunnerLieutenant GeneralDeceased †


  • The giant labyrinth in the Dark Matter Thieves spaceship was credited to Kazuo Nomura, the creator of the world's most difficult maze.
  • According to Genos' notes, the size of the Dark Matter Thieves' ship is 9,230m x 15,024m.[20]
  • Murata stated that it takes around 4 hours to draw one panel of the spaceship (round up to 6 hours when including the sketches) as a fun fact on his stream. He did not let his assistant handle this part and he kept redrawing.[21]
  • The ship is made from a special metal alloy not found on Earth.[22]
  • The ship is so resistant that it didn't fall even after a series of Saitama's "normal punches".[22]
  • Saitama was the first intruder to reach Boros's throne room.[23]


  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 31, page 2-6
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 31, page 6-12
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 31, page 14-19
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 31, page 22-27
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 32, page 2-7
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 32, page 8-11
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 32, page 25-33
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 33, page 6-12
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 33, page 16-26
  10. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 33, page 2-5
  11. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 33, page 6-16
  12. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 34, page 17-23
  13. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 34, page 24-27
  14. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 34, page 38-39
  15. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 34, page 38-43
  16. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 34, page 47-59
  17. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 35, page 1-15
  18. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 35, page 16-51
  19. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 36, page 29-31
  20. One-Punch Man Anime; Episode 12
  21. One-Punch Man Stream; 4/1/2016
  22. 22.0 22.1 One-Punch Man Encyclopedia; One-Punch Man: Hero Perfection, page 156-157
  23. One-Punch Man Encyclopedia; One-Punch Man: Hero Perfection, page 160-161
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