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Homeless Emperor (ホームレス帝, Hōmuresu Tei; Viz: The Homeless Emperor) was a Dragon-level Mysterious Being and an executive member of the Monster Association. He was killed by God.[2]

Appearance[]

Homeless Emperor was a disheveled-looking human male. He had long, unkempt black hair and a short beard, and he had bags under his eyes. His shabby outfit consisted of a dark tracksuit along with a pair of fingerless gloves, a tattered cape tied around his neck, and a small crown on his head.

Personality[]

Homeless Emperor's hatred fading away as he looks at the sky

Before gaining his powers, Homeless Emperor was a simple blue-collar worker. After being kicked out by his landlord and becoming subject to public humiliation, he began living as a recluse and garnered a hatred toward his misfortunes. But when he looked into the sky, he let the resentment towards his moronic abusers wither as he realized that his life, and humanity as a whole, had little importance compared to the grandeur of the world.

Upon gaining this new perspective on the nature of Earth, Homeless Emperor suffered a crisis of conscience after realizing how deviant his kind had become. Viewing how the dilapidated said imbalance in humanity's relationship with their biosphere was. He found that the only way to escape wretched society and live with mother earth was to die. However, after meeting "God" and gaining his powers, he found a new purpose. Developing a messiah complex, Homeless Emperor believing it to be his divine duty to exterminate mankind in order to save the planet and bring stability to nature. Seeing himself as above the lesser dealings of modern civilization, feeling humans and everything they built should be wiped out due to their cancerous and narcissistic way of life. Homeless Emperor also became rather arrogant and egotistical, believing that he alone is capable of killing all of the S-Class heroes and smugly taunted Zombieman during their battle. This superiority complex is also directed towards other mysterious beings, that according to him are unable to expand their minds and are therefore inferior to people chosen by God such as himself.

Despite his confidence, Homeless Emperor secretly admits that without his light powers, he is just like a regular human. He is visibly frightened when mistakenly believing that King has discovered his weakness by saying "just a normal human" to him, and he has a fear that if monsters such as Black Sperm notices that weakness of him, he would be in deep trouble.[3]

History[]

Homeless Emperor before getting fired

Homeless Emperor was once a raw recruit at a company, but he ended up getting fired after a new employee welcoming party due to being accused of sexual harassment. This was after his manager had forced him to parade around the festivities while naked. With the loss of his occupation, he was kicked out of his house and became a vagrant.

Homeless Emperor about to commit suicide

Homeless Emperor began living in a park, his bitterness eventually abated as he obtained a new perspective on life; humanity's existence pales in comparison to the grandeur of Earth. One day, he had a sudden and hard realization that the world was being trampled upon by those same self-centered humans who had abandoned its natural ecosystem for their man-made rules. He decided that the only way to escape the modern world and return to nature was to die.

"God" appears in front of Homeless Emperor

At the time he was about to commit suicide by hanging, an enigmatic entity, whom he claims to be "God," suddenly appeared before him. The being told him that he shares Homeless Emperor's sentiments about the nature of humans, convincing him that he doesn't need to die and then granted him powers. Homeless Emperor then resolved to exterminate humanity using his newfound powers.[4]

Plot[]

Human Monster Saga[]

Monster Association Arc[]

Homeless Emperor surprises Zombieman

Homeless Emperor is first seen meditating in preparation for the upcoming battle with the Hero Association.[5] He is later summoned with the other executives of the Monster Association before Orochi by Gyoro Gyoro.[6] In this meeting, Gyoro Gyoro gave them instructions on which S-Class hero each executive should target for optimal battle results. He is also seen later feeling the impact from Saitama's punch on Overgrown Rover.[7]

Homeless Emperor eventually encounters Zombieman, sneaking up on him while he was distracted by the sounds of Atomic Samurai and Black Sperm's battle. He proceeds to give the hero trouble by hitting Zombieman with so many explosions that his regeneration ability cannot keep up and he cannot fight back. Zombieman then begins to distract Homeless Emperor by getting him to explain his backstory in order to buy his body more time to regenerate.

Homeless Emperor dominates Zombieman

Shortly after, he and Zombieman continue their battle, with him maintaining his absolute dominance over the S-Class hero. Their fight comes to an end when Tatsumaki interrupts them by lifting the entire Monster Association Headquarters out of the ground, presumably separating them from each other in the process.

Later, when Zombieman, Child Emperor and Sweet Mask marvel at Tatsumaki's psychic might, several of Homeless Emperor's energy spheres appear from the rubble and soar towards the three heroes. Sweet Mask dodges out of the way while Zombieman pushes Child Emperor to the side, taking the full brunt of the attack. Homeless Emperor emerges from a cloud of smoke, rhetorically asking the brutalized Zombieman what part of him is human.

While staring at a severely injured Zombieman and seeing the situation in the surface, Homeless Emperor notes that Gyoro Gyoro and Orochi might have been defeated and claims that they were not fit to lead the organisation. Suddenly, Sweet Mask emerges from the smoke that was created by Homeless Emperor's own energy spheres, attempting to attack him. However; before the hero can reach him, Sweet Mask is restrained by Black Sperm mid-air, who suddenly bursts out of the ground. Homeless Emperor then witnesses Fuhrer Ugly appear and mercilessly brutalise Sweet Mask shortly before tearing him in half and tossing him away.

Homeless Emperor fires a massive energy sphere towards Child Emperor

After Sweet Mask is defeated, Homeless Emperor along with Fuhrer Ugly and Black Sperm set their sights on Child Emperor, who is trying to take an incapacitated Zombieman and go away from them while simultaneously informing the other heroes via his locator about the presence of the Monster Association's executive members. Fuhrer Ugly then quickly comes to the two heroes, destroying a broken Zombieman by stomping him, and is about to murder Child Emperor with a punch. However, Homeless Emperor manages to intercept him and steal his prey by firing a huge energy ball at both him and the child hero that drives a massive trench through the ground with Fuhrer Ugly narrowly avoiding it.

Homeless Emperor is later controlling a swarm of energy balls to pursue Tatsumaki in an attempt to take her down, but the esper manages to escape the pursuit using a decoy. Later, when Homeless Emperor is sitting in a rubble in a relax manner, Black Sperm, who's been having difficulty dealing with his enemies, asks for his assistance in battle. Homeless Emperor refuses, stating that this is a competition and telling the monster to try to take down as many S-Class heroes as he can. As Black Sperm continues to struggle against his enemies, Homeless Emperor plans to get rid of him, waiting for the monster to split to its maximum amount and destroy the civilisation of humanity with overwhelming numbers.

Homeless Emperor bombarding Iaian and Spring Mustachio

After Black Sperm merged a large number of his cells into Golden Sperm and gave Fuhrer Ugly a beating for crossing the line, Homeless Emperor shows up and punishes the fat monster further with consecutive energy orbs. Realizing that he is being outmatched by both Homeless Emperor and Golden Sperm, Fuhrer Ugly leaves but not forget to declare his revenge on them one day. Golden Sperm intends to finish Fuhrer Ugly off but is convinced by Homeless Emperor to let him go, who states that Fuhrer Ugly may still prove useful for them. Homeless Emperor then switches his focus on Iaian, Atomic Samurai and Spring Mustachio, and unleashes his Extreme Carpet Bombing, attacking the heroes with countless energy blasts from the sky.

Homeless Emperor, Black Sperm, Golden Sperm and Evil Natural Water confronting King

As Iaian and Spring Mustachio continue struggling to defend against Homeless Emperor's assaults and are about to be attacked by a huge sphere of energy, Atomic Samurai finally succeeds in unsheathing his Sun Blade, leaping into the air and shredding Homeless Emperor's enormous concentration of energy ball apart. Astonished, Homeless Emperor summons many energy orbs and sends them soaring towards the swordsman but to no effect against the power of his formidable blade. Just as Homeless Emperor is about to be shredded by the S-Class hero, Golden Sperm appears and saves him by blocking the killing blow. Homeless Emperor witnesses the power of the Sun Blade further, seeing it cut off Golden Sperm's arm. Both he and Golden Sperm are shocked but quickly realize Atomic Samurai's inability to continue wielding his newfound weapon. Evil Natural Water then emerges before him. As they prepare to retaliate, a rumbling sound is heard from behind them. Homeless Emperor switches his focus on the newly arrived hero King and is quite surprised by the famous hero's presence. Believing him to be a massive threat, Homeless Emperor, Black Sperm, Golden Sperm and Evil Natural Water all team up against King.

They all wonder why the famous hero is still not making a move. Black Sperm asks Homeless Emperor regarding how King fights, to which he responds that King, out of all heroes, is the only one with an abnormal lack of battle data and he can cause monsters to lose consciousness without even touching them, telling the others to not let their guards down even though they have Tatsumaki and Genos as hostages. Before Homeless Emperor can test King by trying to attack him with his massive energy sphere, King asks him what if he touched his energy sphere, which he answers that the hero would be vaporized. Homeless Emperor proceeds to try to make the first move, but just as he is about to attack, King advises him that he should pay attention to the loose rocks under his feet in order not to fall. Homeless Emperor, however, mistakenly takes that as a warning that King would be able to instantly dodge his attack and kill him.

Homeless Emperor is restrained by Zombieman

Despite being stressed, he still declares that he will show everybody the "real" King, which causes the latter to incorrectly assume Homeless Emperor has discovered the fact that the hero is actually just a normal human. Within his mind, King is frightened but still speaks "just an ordinary human" to him and unnoticeably apologizes him. After hearing King, Homeless Emperor panics and believes the hero has figured out his weakness. Fearing that he would be in deep trouble if monsters such as Black Sperm too discovered his fragile human body without his light powers, Homeless Emperor tries to quickly attack King to prevent him from anymore talking. However; before he could launch his energy sphere, Zombieman suddenly emerges behind Homeless Emperor and grabs his neck, pinning him down. Homeless Emperor is in panic and calls for Black Sperm's assistance to take the S-Class hero away from him, which the black monster silently refuses so as not to lose his focus on King.

Homeless Emperor standing before "God"

As Zombieman has Homeless Emperor pinned to the ground, the hero further claims that they still don't stand a chance against King even with Platinum Sperm, referring to the birth of the latter as a futile resistance. Homeless Emperor responds to him that King, however, is being cautious and observing. He smiles with confidence, saying that even a single Black Sperm is strong enough to take on an A-Class hero, and with so many clones combined, their power would be unimaginable, although he claims the fusion still isn't as powerful as him. Homeless Emperor offers Zombieman a quick and painless death as he tells the hero to let go of him, though Zombieman replies that he still has several questions and starts interrogating on the nature of his powers. But before Homeless Emperor could say anything, he saw a giant figure appear on the Moon. Suddenly, he experiences a vision where he is in a giant field with "God" looming above him. Homeless Emperor's life along with his light powers, are then taken away by "God", marking his death as his body disintegrates before Zombieman's very eyes.[8]

Abilities and Powers[]

As a high-ranked member and a Dragon-level Mysterious Being of the Monster Association, Homeless Emperor was an extremely powerful being. Even though he's decently fast and possessed a massively destructive power, Homeless Emperor was not suited for close-quarters combat since his body was just that of a regular human,[9] and as such, has a much more difficult time with quick hand-to-hand battles.

Gyoro Gyoro believes that if Homeless Emperor and Black Sperm team up together that they can kill anyone.[10]

Physical Abilities[]

Homeless Emperor blocking a point-blank bullet with his energy sphere

Enhanced Speed & Reflexes: Homeless Emperor's speed and reflexes are very impressive, compared to normal humans. He was able to quickly react to and dodge an attack from Zombieman from behind him along with dealing a counter-attack simultaneously.[4] Homeless Emperor was also fast enough to counter point-blank gunfire from Zombieman by using his energy sphere to block the bullet.[4]

Enhanced Stealth: Homeless Emperor was able to approach Zombieman and catch the hero completely by surprise when he announced his presence.[4]

Supernatural Abilities[]

Homeless Emperor charging a massive energy sphere

Energy Projection: Homeless Emperor is able to summon and control energy spheres which are capable of great destruction, an effect not too dissimilar to the power of Vaccine Man.[4] These spheres explode upon contact and can be "charged", increasing their size and destructive capability,[11] and can even be used defensively to destroy incoming projectiles.[4] There seems to be no limit to how many energy spheres he can create, as he manifested hundreds if not thousands of energy balls to pursue Tatsumaki.[12] The offensive might of these spheres is so great that Black Sperm, an extremely powerful monster and fellow executive member, was surprised by it.[13] According to Black Sperm, Homeless Emperor does not seem to use up any energy to create these spheres, even after releasing a massive one, this made Black Sperm wonder whether the energy needed to create such spheres comes from somewhere else.[14]

  • Trajectory Control: Homeless Emperor is capable of controlling his energy spheres' trajectory path after they are fired, allowing them to chase after their targets.[15]
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The spheres are comparable to miniature suns and were powerful enough to not only cause Zombieman to admit Homeless Emperor's superior strength, but also temporarily knock Bang out of commission, who had just finished killing two dragon level monsters with ease. However, they weren't powerful enough to penetrate Tatsumaki's psychic barriers; even at their full power.

Fighting Style[]

Homeless Emperor demonstrates the destruction caused by his energy spheres

Mid-to-Long Range Combatant: Homeless Emperor's main fighting style is to maintain a distance from his opponents and bombard them with his energy spheres, thus he isn't a close-range combatant.[4] Due to his physical specs only being similar to that of regular humans, he seems to prefer to not get too close to his opponents in order to avoid critical injuries that will potentially result to his defeat.[16] Apparently, he likes to take advantage of his opponents not being on their guard and take them down by surprise attacks, as demonstrated when he caught Sweet Mask, Child Emperor and Zombieman off-guard after emerging from the underground.[17] Homeless Emperor is also able to pursue flying-targets by sending countless energy spheres after them, as seen in his pursuit of Tatsumaki.[18]

  • Straight Line Bombardment (整列爆撃, Seiretsu Bakugeki; Viz: Linear Bombardment): Homeless Emperor attacks with consecutive energy orbs in a straight-line to take down his foes.[19]
  • Extreme Carpet Bombing (超過密絨毯爆撃, Chō Kamitsu Jūtan Bakugeki; Viz: Superdense Carpet Bombing): Homeless Emperor sends countless amount of energy spheres from the sky downwards his opponents, similarly to the raindrops fall on the ground, in an attempt to eliminate them.[20]

Major Battles[]

Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Homeless Emperor vs. Zombieman 109, 123, 130 None Interrupted by Tatsumaki
Monster Association Executives vs. Heroes 139, 141, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154 None Interrupted by Garou

Original Webcomic[]

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Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Homeless Emperor vs. Zombieman 64, 67 None Win
Homeless Emperor, Black Sperm, Psykos, Gums, Evil Natural Water, Fuhrer Ugly vs Tatsumaki 71, 72, 73 None Win
Genos vs. Homeless Emperor, Gums, Evil Natural Water, Fuhrer Ugly, Black Sperm, Psykos 71, 72, 73 None Win
Bang vs. Homeless Emperor, Gums, Fuhrer Ugly, Black Sperm, Psykos 72 None Win
King vs. Homeless Emperor, Evil Natural Water, Black Sperm, Psykos 73, 74 None Interrupted by Fubuki and Zombieman
Homeless Emperor vs. Zombieman (Round Two) 74, 79 None Loss

Quotes[]

  • (To Zombieman) "When I stared into the sky, the hatred for my boss and other such things no longer seemed to matter; for the Earth is greater than any man-made structure, and the sky is brighter than any man-made light. Humanity is but one insignificant existence on this great Earth. My home is grander than any other mansion - it is this very Earth."[4]
  • "Abandoning the ecosystem mother Earth had created and prospering under the self-made rules, just how foolish are these self-centered humans. I cannot believe the reality that I was stomped by such foolish beings! I could no longer bear it. The only way for my body and soul to escape this narrow, ugly and foolish world fabricated by shallow human intelligence, the only way to return myself to nature and truly coexist with Mother Earth... was to die. That's the only way."[4]
    • "Right then... God appeared before me."[4]
  • (To Zombieman) "In other words, I possess this "divine power" bestowed upon me by God. I am the chosen one. And the reason is, of course, because I know "the answer". Foolish humans are a harmful existence to this planet, and the time has come for me to destroy all of its existence and civilization!"[4]
  • (Referring to Zombieman) "What part of you is human?"[21]

Trivia[]

  • Murata has stated that the energy balls Homeless Emperor uses are the same as Vaccine Man and Choze's.[22]

References[]

  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 146 (Online), page 11
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 153 (Online), page 34-36
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 152 (Online)
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 109
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 90, page 68
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 97, page 33-34
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 113 (Online)
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 153 (Online), page 33-34
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 122 (Online), page 10
  10. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 123 (Online)
  11. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 141 (Online), page 23-26
  12. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 143 (Online), page 3
  13. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 141 (Online), page 30
  14. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 141 (Online), page 31
  15. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 143 (Online), page 3-4
  16. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 143 (Online), page 7
  17. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 139 (Online), page 20-21
  18. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 143 (Online), page 2-3
  19. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 149 (Online), page 3
  20. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 149 (Online), page 17
  21. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 139 (Online)
  22. One-Punch Man Stream; 24/2/2017

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