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I’m gonna turn y’all into meat filling!!![1]
— Needle Star

Needle Star (ニードルスター, Nīdorusutā) is the B-Class Rank 60 professional hero of the Hero Association. He is a former member of the Blizzard Group who was kicked out due to disciplinary issues.

AppearanceEdit

Needle Star has sharp eyes, a pointed nose, and short hair with a jagged, zig-zag shaped hairline. He wears a white shirt with a black suit jacket draped over his shoulders, matching black slacks, safety-pins as earrings, and carries a spiked morning-star. His attire resembles a more casual version of the Fubuki Group's uniform.

PersonalityEdit

He cares about his rankings in the Hero Association as seen when he asked Sekingar to guarantee a promotion for participation in the Monster Association raid. He has a very hot-tempered attitude, as he often got into arguments with his fellow members of the Blizzard Group, which resulted in his dismissal. He is also confident in his abilities as a hero, as seen when fighting a few low-class monsters.

Despite this, he is not completely heartless and rude, as seen when he saved Mizuki from one of Rhino Wrestler's attacks, whereas other heroes such as Tatsumaki and Sweet Mask didn't bother. Additionally, he can be cautious and warned the other heroes of Rhino Wrestler's strength before attacking any further.

PlotEdit

Human Monster SagaEdit

Monster Association ArcEdit

Needle Star's Mace

He is one of the heroes recruited to the Monster Association raid's support team. When discussing the plan of saving the hostage, he immediately asks for a guarantee that they will receive promotions, which was approved by Sekingar.[2]

Needle Star swinging his chain

Needle Star swinging his chain

When the heroes do battle with the first wave of monsters lead by Evil Eye, Needle Star swings around his spiked chain ball at a monster, crushing its head. Then, a member of the Evil Eggs monster baseball team derides Needle Star's weapon, daring him to throw it so he could bat it back to him. Needle Star is unfazed by his dare and throws the chain ball at his face, crushing it and ending his life.[3]

Needle Star Attack

Needle Star kills several monsters

Needle Star then begins to adjust the trajectory of the spiked ball, allowing it to hit multiple monsters with his spiked ball. Needle Star tugs his ball back and stops it midair, slamming it into the ground. Needle Star then states that his spiked ball chain is like a part of his body, and that the monsters wouldn't be able to follow its trajectory. Other monsters reply by saying he wouldn't be able to use his special technique if they closed his distance, and that he couldn't deal with his surprise attacks.[4] Suddenly, a drilling monster jumps out of the ground, but Needle Star grabs the ball of his chain and crushes the monster's head with it. Needle Star then sprints up to the other monsters, yelling that he would turn them all into meat filling, and quickly kills them.[5]

Then, as the second wave of monsters arrives, Needle Star dares them to come so he could show him how powerful he really was. From the back of the group, Rhino Wrestler runs up to fight the heroes. Needle Star removes his cape, and rambles of how his temper got him kicked out of the Blizzard Group, and how he was waiting for an opportunity as such to show what he was capable of. Spinning his spiked ball chain, he charges up to Rhino Wrestler and uses his special move, Violence Star. However, Rhino Wrestler knocks the spiked ball away with his horn and blows away Needle Star, giving his Violence Star attack 25 points out of 100.[6]

Needle Star saves Mizuki

Needle Star saves Mizuki

Suddenly, Mizuki jumps up and prepares to attack Rhino Wrestler. Needle Star de-spikes his ball to allow Mizuki to throw it at Rhino Wrestler, but Rhino Wrestler blocks the attack with his horn and throws it back at Mizuki, giving the attack 30 points. But just before the ball strikes Mizuki, Needle Star adjusts the trajectory of the ball so it goes down again, and quickly jumps up into the sky. He grabs Mizuki's hand to get her out of the way of Rhino Wrestler's attack. Mizuki thanks him, and Needle Star warns the other heroes that they should back off, stating that the monster is really strong.[7] Taking too much damage from Rhino Wrestler's attack, he lies on the ground and watches[8] as other heroes attack; and Atomic Samurai effortlessly eliminates the monster.[9]

After killing a few more weak monsters, he attempts to fight Nyan, but is immediately slashed and struck down. Although, he can be seen in 2 other panels from the few following pages. Whether this is intentional or a mistake is currently unknown.

Abilities and PowersEdit

As a B-Class hero, he is fairly skilled and strong. He was able to effortlessly kill several monsters with his spiked ball and expertly change the trajectory of his ball to attack multiple monsters. Against Demon-level monsters, he is rather helpless, although Rhino Wrestler gave his Violence Star attack 25 points out of 100, which was higher than the attacks of many other heroes from the support team.

Enhanced Strength: He has the strength to effortlessly throw his heavy ball with the iron chain, as well as drastically change the speed and direction it travels, which requires large strength.

Enhanced Speed: Needle Star is able to throw his ball at high speeds, and is able to travel fast enough to hit multiple monsters without them reacting. He was also fast enough to save Mizuki from Rhino Wrestler's attack before it struck her.
Violence Star

Needle Star's Violence Star

Enhanced Reflexes: He has good reflexes, as he was able to react to a drilling monster jumping up from behind him and bash him in the head. He was also quick enough to save Mizuki from Rhino Wrestler's attack.

Fighting StyleEdit

Expert Chain Mace Specialist: Needles Star is extremely skilled with his chain mace, as he controls its projectile like an extension of his body, making his moves unpredictable.

  • Violence Star (バイオレンススター, Baiorensusutā):[10] This is Needle Star's killer move, in which he violently and expertly throws his spiked ball and hits his opponent in multiple areas. The attacks are in a star pattern.

EquipmentEdit

  • Chain Mace: Needle Star uses a chain mace as weapon. It possesses multiple spikes; said spikes are retractable, allowing other heroes to safely handle it (with Captain Mizuki using it as a shot-put).

QuotesEdit

  • (To Sekingar) "Yo suit guy! You just don't get it, do you? All lives are equally valuable, yo!"

ReferencesEdit

  1. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 94, page 71
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 93, page 35-40
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 93, page 64-66
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 93, page 66-68
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 93, page 69
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 93, page 91-98
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 93, page 98-101
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 93, page 111
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 93, page 120
  10. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 94, page 98

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