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The martial arts world has fallen... Well, what do I care.
— Gouketsu on the Super Fight contestants[1]

Gouketsu (ゴウケツ, Gouketsu; Viz: Goketsu) was a Dragon-level Mysterious Being and an executive member of the Monster Association. He was killed by Saitama.[2]

He is the main antagonist of the Super Fight Arc.


Gouketsu Human

Gouketsu's previous appearance as a human

As a human, Gouketsu was very muscular and donned a ripped black keikogi with a black belt. He had a strong and chiseled jawline and a scar on the left side of his upper lip, his eyes were sharp and with forked eyebrows, and he had spiky hair reminiscing a sea urchin.

During monsterification; his original eyes were sealed and replaced with a set of four vertical bloodshot eyes with mulberry and bright yellow pupils; the X-shaped scars on his chin and neck and the blood on his forehead and upper ears, from his fight with Orochi, fused with his skin to form dark, cross-hatched markings.

After becoming a Mysterious Being, Gouketsu grew to an enormous size. He gained large spikes on his arms and shoulders as well as smaller spikes on his knuckles, wrists and toes. His skin tone became dark brown, his ears and teeth became pointy, and he obtained two large lower sabertooth.


For a Mysterious Being, Gouketsu was exceptionally calm, composed, and calculating, similar to a human. However, he also showcased the trademark cruelty and arrogance of a monster, as seen when he looked down on the contestants of the Super Fight tournament, stating that their consumption of Monster Cells would only make them mediocre, rather than ones comparable to himself. As demonstrated in his fight against Suiryu, Gouketsu was confident in his abilities. He also lusted for power, as was evidenced in his pride in his monster transformation.

Gouketsu invites Bakuzan to City-Z

Gouketsu calms Bakuzan down

Despite this, Gouketsu was not without appreciation for individuals who impressed him with their strength. For instance, he gave Suiryu a second chance and expressed the possibility of him becoming an executive member of the Monster Association after witnessing him defeat all the newly transformed martial artists. Furthermore, he was also perceptive enough to realize that no matter how strong a monster became, they will be eventually hunted down and killed if alone. As a result, despite his cockiness, Gouketsu expressed cautiousness. After Bakuzan transformed into a Mysterious Being, he arrogantly attacked Gouketsu believing himself to be the strongest, but Gouketsu did not kill or injure him. He empathized with Bakuzan for being drunk on his newfound power, and calmly demonstrated his superiority by blocking all of Bakuzan's attacks in order to calm him down and make him realize that there will always be stronger monsters.

Gouketsu had displayed a dark sense of humor when he kicked both Max and Sneck into the air while wondering if they both died, stating that he just simply poked them. This is furthered when he viciously toyed with Suiryu to humiliate and torture him before feeding him to The Three Crows.

Gouketsu strongly followed the philosophy of Social Darwinism where the strong would weed out the weak and powerless through blood and violence and rule the world.

Gouketsu's personality as a human is largely unknown; however, he was shown to be confident enough to challenge the intimidating Orochi to a one-on-one fight only to end up losing to him and getting captured. The role his torture played in his willingness to become a Mysterious Being is unknown.


S2E20 - Gouketsu defeated

Gouketsu after being defeated by Orochi

Gouketsu was a martial artist and the winner of the first Super Fight tournament eleven years before the events of the series. He was later challenged by Monster King Orochi to a fight, in which he was thoroughly defeated, then taken to the lair of the Monster Association alive. There, he was offered a chance to stay alive if he ate a monster cell and joined the Monster Association. He submitted to them and became a Mysterious Being.[3] He was presumed dead by the public.

At some point before Gouketsu's transformation, The Three Crows were his disciples. They transformed into monsters and lost their egos due to their weak will.


Human Monster Saga[]

Super Fight Arc[]

Gouketsu arrives at the stadium

Gouketsu arrives at the stadium

Gouketsu swiftly takes out Genos on his way to the C-City Super Stadium.[4] He arrives at the stadium and catches Benpatsu, who was fleeing from the Three Crows. He then orders every martial artist to eat a monster cell and become a Mysterious Being.[5]

Max and Sneck attempt to fight Gouketsu, but the monster defeats them with a swift kick. He then offers the contestants a chance to either eat the monster cells and become monsters or die. Rosie, Choze, Benpatsu, Volten, and Hamukichi yield and become monsters. Gouketsu expresses satisfaction with the results of the transformation, especially Choze's.[6]

After Suiryu refuses Gouketsu's offer, he orders the newly-transformed martial artists to kill him.[7] He silently watches the fight between Suiryu and Choze. After Suiryu wins, Gouketsu offers him a second chance to join the monster's side and even offers an executive position in the Monster Association. Suiryu refuses and immediately jumps to strike Gouketsu, but the monster strikes Suiryu with a downward punch, heavily wounding him.[8]

Gouketsu vs

Gouketsu vs. Saitama

Gouketsu then toys with Suiryu, showing the difference in their strength. After easily beating down Suiryu, he lets The Three Crows attempt to finish him off. As Bakuzan consumes the remaining monster cells, Gouketsu notes that Bakuzan was being greedy and that his body would not withstand numerous monster cells. He is initially proven correct when Bakuzan collapses instead of initiating his transformation.[9] To Gouketsu's surprise, Max and Sneck reenter the stadium, bruised but mostly unharmed, to help Suiryu fight The Three Crows. The Three Crows are quickly killed by the trio, and Gouketsu confronts the heroes, knocking them unconscious while Suiryu attempts to escape. To Gouketsu's surprise, Bakuzan's transformation initiates, and he viciously pummels down Suiryu.[10] Gouketsu assesses the newly monsterified Bakuzan as a success and rates his disaster level as Dragon, like him. Bakuzan, drunk with power, declares himself to be the strongest monster and battles Gouketsu. Gouketsu effortlessly handles Bakuzan, lectures him on the Monster Association and the wealth of strong monsters, and intimidates Bakuzan with a powerful punch launching shockwaves that leave a large hole in the stadium. He then gives Bakuzan a firm warning about the danger taking on the whole Hero Association alone and heads to the ruins of Z-City, the meeting point of the Monster Association.[11]

Gouketsu's End

Suiryu seeing Gouketsu's lifeless head

Along the way, Gouketsu is confronted and killed in a quick exchange by Saitama after Suiryu informs the latter on Gouketsu's strength. After hitting Saitama at least twice, which seems to have no effect, his head is ripped off by Saitama's punch and flies up into the atmosphere before landing in the Super Fight stadium in front of a shocked and beaten Suiryu.[12]

Abilities and Powers[]

Its presence was of an intensity I've never's power level is likely higher than any monster I've fought so far. The impression I had was of an endless reserve of was almost like facing master Saitama.
— Genos talking about Gouketsu's power[13]

Gouketsu is an executive member of the Monster Association. He was strong enough to win the first Super Fight as a human; and effortlessly defeat an S-Class hero (Genos), two A-Class heroes (Sneck and Lightning Max), a five-time Super Fight champion Suiryu, and a Dragon-level threat in Bakuzan, as a Mysterious Being.

As a Dragon-level threat, Gouketsu is extremely powerful. Moreover, he is able to effortlessly demonstrate his overwhelming strength over Bakuzan, another Dragon-level threat by his own observation.[14] Genos even stated that Gouketsu's strength was in another dimension, exceeding all monsters he had encountered previously, and that even Saitama would be impressed by Gouketsu's strength and claimed that a group of S-Class heroes should team up with Saitama to safely defeat him. Genos even remarks that facing Gouketsu reminded him of facing Saitama himself.[15] It's remarked by Gyoro Gyoro though, that a group of multiple S-Class heroes (with no mention of which heroes specifically) would give Gouketsu a hard time fighting them, with Gouketsu claiming Gyoro Gyoro to be underestimating him.[16] As another testament to his strength, even after witnessing Saitama blow off Bakuzan's upper body with a single punch, Suiryu still expressed that even Saitama would not be able to beat him.[17] However, as seen later, Gouketsu was effortlessly defeated by the Caped Baldy.[2]

It is implied and probable that Gouketsu's human form outclassed martial artists like Choze and Bakuzan, as his monster form was far stronger than the monster forms of the latter two. Furthermore, Suiryu states Gouketsu is an elite martial artist, superior in skill compared to himself as well.[18] This suggests that as a human, Gouketsu was strong enough for the S-Class ranking of the Hero Association. Due to his status of executive and being much stronger than fellow Dragon-level threat Bakuzan, he can be considered one of the strongest monsters to be born through the ingestion of a monster cell.

Physical Abilities[]

Gouketsu Power

Gouketsu creating devastating shockwaves with his attacks

Immense Strength: Gouketsu was an immensely powerful Dragon-level Mysterious Being, even more so than his stature demonstrated. One of his punches was capable of producing shockwaves that blew an enormous hole in the Super Fight Stadium, and the punch that made physical contact with Saitama created large condensation clouds due to the powerful shockwaves generated as well.[19][20] Furthermore, he was able to easily smash Genos into the pavement with a single blow, disabling him, creating a sizeable crater,[21] and causing the cyborg to remark that Gouketsu is stronger than any monster that he had fought previously and a coordinated attack of the S-Class and Saitama would be the safest way to take him down.[22] Gouketsu was even strong enough to easily toy with Suiryu, a five-time champion of the Super Fight tournament, stopping one of his strongest attacks, Void Shaking Tiger Fist, with a mere three fingers.[23] Suiryu even remarked that he was like a baby compared to Gouketsu.[24] He was capable of comfortably blocking all attacks from the transformed Bakuzan, another Dragon-level monster, with only one arm, and effortlessly pinched Bakuzan's spiked elbow strike with just two fingers.[25] When approached by Saitama, Gouketsu demonstrated his power, with each one of his blows producing shockwaves that could be felt throughout the city, and he was able to slightly ruffle up Saitama, but ultimately could not damage the hero.[26]

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Gouketsu is unfazed by Suiryu's attacks

Immense Durability: As his stature demonstrated, Gouketsu possessed amazing toughness. He was capable of taking a barrage of punches from Suiryu and even his Void Sky Dragon Fist directed toward his face without batting an eyelid or showing any signs of pain.[29]

Immense Speed and Reflexes: Despite his large size, Gouketsu moved incredibly fast. He was quick enough to attack Genos before he could act, even when the cyborg had already sensed his approach.[30][31] Gouketsu was able to follow Suiryu and Choze's immense speed during their fight whilst most of the other martial artists present could not.[32] He was also able to appear behind Suiryu in an instant,[33] with Suiryu even remarking that Gouketsu was much faster than himself.[34] In his fight with Bakuzan, Gouketsu effortlessly blocked a barrage of punches from him with only one arm, despite Bakuzan using all four of his arms for the attack.[35]

Gouketsu Eyes

Gouketsu's eyes movements

Uncoupled Eyes: Each of Gouketsu's four eyes are capable of moving independently from each other. He was able to switch freely between synchronous and uncoupled saccadic eye movement. This enabled Gouketsu to track faster individuals that other persons otherwise wouldn't and to observe different objects in different directions simultaneously, similar to a chameleon. He demonstrated this ability when observing the battle between Suiryu and Choze.[36]

Fighting Style[]

Gouketsu schools Bakuzan 4

Gouketsu skillfully blocks all of Bakuzan's attacks with one arm

Master Martial Artist: Even after transforming into a Mysterious Being, Gouketsu still seemed to have retained his martial arts prowess he had as a human when he won the first Super Fight tournament. This was evidenced in his fight against Bakuzan when he casually and skillfully deflected the latter's attacks with a single arm. Moreover, Suiryu, who is a highly accomplished martial artist in his own right, remarked that Gouketsu was more skilled than himself.[34] After becoming a monster, Gouketsu seemed to toy with opponents that he held some respect towards, and gave glimpses of his true power, as was the case in his fights with Suiryu and Bakuzan. However, Gouketsu had also been shown to quickly finish fights when on a schedule, as he did not toy with Genos when he was headed toward the Super Fight arena.

Miscellaneous Abilities[]

Keen Perception: Gouketsu was able to identify the strength of others. He identified the transformed Bakuzan as a Dragon-level threat,[37] and noted that Suiryu could be an executive member of the Monster Association if he consumed a monster cell.[38]

Longevity: Gouketsu, like any human who had eaten a monster cell, gained a longer life span.[39]

Major Battles[]

Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Gouketsu vs. Genos (Off-Screen) 66 18 Win
Gouketsu vs. Sneck and Max 72 20 Win
Gouketsu vs. Orochi (Flashback/Off-Screen) 72 20 Loss
Gouketsu vs. Suiryu 72 20 Win
Gouketsu vs. Sneck and Max: Round Two (Off-Screen) 73 20 Win
Gouketsu vs. Bakuzan 74 20 Win
Gouketsu vs. Saitama (Off-Screen) 75 21 Loss


  • (To Suiryu) "If you become a monster... you could be a big shot in the Monster Association. You might like it. This world is going to belong to monsters. The time will come when all will change. It will be a world of blood and violence! Money, laws, government and authority won't matter. The strong will rule a world where we rampage, kill and satisfy your desires."[40]
  • (To Bakuzan) "There's always someone greater."[41]
  • (Referring to Orochi) "The leader of the Monster Association. I can say with certainty that there is no monster more powerful than him."[42]
  • (To Bakuzan) "No matter how strong a monster is, it will be hunted down if it's on its own."[43]


Gouketsu's first design

Gouketsu's first design

  • Gouketsu's last fight was skipped because ONE specifically told Murata so.[44]
  • The term Gouketsu (豪傑) refers to a man who is larger than life.
  • Gouketsu was originally designed without the black marking on his forehead and chin. His teeth were larger and sharper, while the redrawn version looks more human.
    • "I guess the reason why Frieza's final form looked strong despite its simplicity was that in contrast to the forms to that point, it looked (intelligent/calculating/rational). Being able to feel the intelligence is scarier (than not)." - Yusuke Murata[45]
  • In a bonus page from Volume 14 depicting his fight with Saitama, Gouketsu is seen using a side kick known as Sokuto-Geri (足刀蹴り).[46]
  • Gouketsu could very well be a homage to Street Fighter. He seems to have a combination of the names Gouken and Goutetsu of the Street Fighter series, and holds a physical resemblance to many of the characters, wearing a Gi outfit with torn sleeves.


  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 3
  2. 2.0 2.1 One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 75, and Episode 21
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 8-12
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 66, page 22
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 71, page 40-42
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 2-23
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 26-27
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 45-59
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 73, page 1-27
  10. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 73, page 40-42
  11. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 74, page 7-19
  12. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 75, page 30-36
  13. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 75, page 22
  14. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 74, and Episode 20
  15. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 75, page 22, and Episode 21
  16. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 74, page 7, and Episode 20
  17. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 75, page 20
  18. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 75, page 26, and Episode 21
  19. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 74, page 16-17
  20. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 75, page 30
  21. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 66, page 24, and Episode 18
  22. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 75, page 21-22, and Episode 21
  23. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 73, page 14-15, and Episode 20
  24. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 75, page 50
  25. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 74, page 12 & 15
  26. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 75, page 30-33
  27. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 74, page 16-17
  28. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 75, page 30-33
  29. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 73, page 5-6
  30. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 64, page 26-27, and Episode 18
  31. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 66, page 23, and Episode 18
  32. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72
  33. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 73, page 10, and Episode 20
  34. 34.0 34.1 One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 75, page 26
  35. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 74, page 15
  36. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 54
  37. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 73, page 43
  38. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 53
  39. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 69, page 16, and Episode 19
  40. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 72, page 60
  41. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 74, page 9
  42. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 74, page 10
  43. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 74, page 19
  44. One-Punch Man Stream; 24/5/2018
  45. Murata's Tweet
  46. One-Punch Man Manga; Volume 14, page 209


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