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Junior Centipede (ムカデ後輩, Mukade Kōhai; Viz: Centikohai) is a Mysterious Being and a member of the Monster Association.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Junior Centipede is a large centipede monster with a humanoid face. The monster is colored red in the anime.

Personality[edit | edit source]

His personality is left rather ambiguous but he does show respect towards Senior Centipede and those who defeat him in battle such as Metal Bat. He also seems to be a little arrogant as he believed he is the largest centipede when he used to live in a cave and developed into an unusual size.

History[edit | edit source]

Junior Centipede was a normal centipede that grew to an abnormal size in a cave and developed a strong self-esteem. He believed that he was at the top of the pyramid until he met Senior Centipede. Since then he has grown to respect Senior Centipede.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Human Monster Saga[edit | edit source]

Monster Raid Arc[edit | edit source]

Junior Centipede on the verge of death

After Junior Centipede emerged from the ground with Venus Mantrap at a restaurant, he grabbed a Hero Association's sponsor's child. Junior Centipede briefly mentions that he is looking for the sponsor of the Hero Association. Before he could grab the sponsor, Metal Bat grabs his coat and engages in a fight with him and his partner.[1]

Junior Centipede is seen laying on the floor severely injured. He praises Metal Bat for his strength, but still questions Metal Bat about how high Metal Bat is in the food chain. Before Metal Bat could finish Junior Centipede off, Senior Centipede erupted from the ground.[2] It is unknown if he is still alive or dead.

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

Physical Abilities[edit | edit source]

Enhanced Speed: Junior Centipede has the ability to dig under the ground at high speed.

Molting (脱皮, Dappi): Much like Elder Centipede, every time it sheds its outer shell, Junior Centipede grows bigger and stronger than it was before alongside gaining another face.

  • Massive Size Increase: During its molting process it can increase its size.

Major Battles[edit | edit source]

Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Junior Centipede and Venus Mantrap vs. Metal Bat (Off screen) 51, 54 16 Junior Centipede is defeated

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • (To Metal Bat) "Do you really think you have what it takes to stand at the top? I was... no different... I was a centipede who grew to an abnormal size in the cave... and developed a strong self-esteem. I thought I was at the top of the pyramid. Then he appeared. My senior."[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 51, page 11-13
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 54, page 2-5
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 54, page 3

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