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Overview
Carelessness is one's greatest foe.
— Spring Mustachio

Spring Mustachio (バネヒゲ, Banehige) is the A-Class Rank 28 professional hero of the Hero Association.

Appearance[]

Spring Mustachio is a lean-built man with short black hair combed to the left side with curled sideburns, yellow eyes with several wrinkles on the bottom of his face and a thick handlebar mustache. He wears a dark green suit and pants with a white collared shirt and red bow tie.

Personality[]

Spring Mustachio is an intelligent, serious man who doesn't back down, as shown by his persistence in fighting Kombu Infinity, even after being beaten up rather badly. He also shares a bond with fellow A-Class hero Golden Ball, as they regularly pair up to hunt monsters and share drinks in their spare time.

Spring Mustachio is content to stay in the lower ranks of the A-Class.

History[]

At some point in the past he trained under Nichirin and became one of his top disciples from his Conglomerate school.[2] He comes from a very rich family and instead of taking on his parents' job as a company manager, he chose to become a hero[1] and a dishwasher outside of his hero job.[3]

Plot[]

Hero Association Saga[]

Rumored Monster Arc[]

Spring Mustachio heavily injured

Spring Mustachio and Golden Ball head to the outskirts of Z-City to investigate reports of a rumored monster. They encounter Kombu Infinity.[4] Golden Ball attacks first, but the monster easily repells his attack and incapacitates him. Spring Mustachio and Kombu Infinity then engage in a fight. After seeing the monster dodge his Tomboy attack, Spring Mustachio disengages and questions the monster while requesting backup.[5] Despite putting up a good fight, Spring Mustachio loses[6] and is taken to the hospital.[7] Some time after the event, he received a promotion to rank 28.[1]

Human Monster Saga[]

Hero Hunt Arc[]

Garou defeats Spring Mustachio

After realizing that Golden Ball was absent for their usual drink, Spring Mustachio goes to his aid in his fight against Garou. Spring Mustachio slices erratically in the narrow alleyway, forcing Garou to jump. Spring Mustachio then initiates his secret move, Tomboy. Garou dodges the attack and grabs the guard of the sword even though the sword stabbed through his hand. Succeeding the dodge, Garou punches Spring Mustachio, knocking Spring Mustachio into a pile of trash cans and crates. Garou says that he already knew about Spring Mustachio's secret technique, and that the fight helped him adapt to armed combatants.[8]

Monster Association Arc[]

Spring Mustachio appears alongside his master Nichirin and the rest of the Council of Swordmasters to help in the fight against the Monster Association executives.[9]

Appearances in Other Media[]

Omakes[]

Pork Cutlet Bowl[]

Spring Mustachio was among the many heroes summoned by McCoy to combat the monster that was devastating the Z-City police station. He arrives at the scene late, after Saitama has already killed the monster.[10]

Witness[]

The Hero Association dispatches Spring Mustachio and a group of heroes to defeat Vaccine Man. However, the monster is too strong for them. After Saitama kills the monster, King appears at the scene to retrieve his video game, and the heroes mistake him to be the hero who took down the monster.[11]

Abilities and Powers[]

As an A-Class heroes, Spring Mustachio is a skilled and powerful fighter. His master Nichirin notes that Spring Mustachio is a gifted swordsman. His skill in close-range combat pairs well with his partner Golden Ball's propensity for long-range attacks.

Physical Abilities[]

Enhanced Speed: Spring Mustachio was able to pass a block with a few leaps.[12] He also managed to dodge some of Kombu Infinity's tentacles. His speed was great enough that Garou was forced to dodge by jumping upwards in order to avoid Spring Mutsachio's rapid slices.

Enhanced Strength: Spring Mustachio can easily slash through concrete and metal.

Fighting Style[]

Spring Mustachio uses Tomboy against Kombu Infinity

Expert Swordsman: One of the top fencers and pupils of Master Nichirin, Spring Mustachio has an incredible aptitude in swordsmanship, especially in the use of a foil. He has been shown to be able to parry at a rapid pace, blocking several attacks almost at once.

  • Salute: A fencing stance used at the beginning of a duel to greet an opponent. Spring Mustachio uses it as a stance from which he launches attacks.

Spring Mustachio attacks Black Sperm with Tomboy Barrage

  • Tomboy (踏無暴威(トムボウイ), Tomubōi): One of his secret[13] attacks of fencing is the thrust, which begins with his foil coiling in on its self like a spring and then thrusting it forward while shouting "Et La" (or possibly Étoilé, which in french literally means star). The resulting thrust extends far past the reach of his foil and has been shown to be able to punch through a telephone pole quite a way away.
  • Tomboy Barrage (踏無暴雨威(トムボウイ), Tomubōi): One of his secret attacks of fencing is a series of thrusts, which begins with his foil coiling in on its self like a spring and then thrusting it forward. The penetrating power of his technique is described to be too great, so he can't attack horizontally in populated areas.[14]

Equipment[]

Spring Mustachio's rapier

Rapier: Spring Mustachio uses a rapier with a cup hilt. The blade is composed of spring steel. He stores his blade in the form of a handkerchief that he keeps in his breast pocket.[15]

Hero Rating[]

Spring Mustachio's rating determined by the Hero Association[1]:

Ability Type Stamina Intelligence Justice Endurance Power Popularity Effectiveness Fighting Ability Total
Weapons 5 6 7 5 7 5 6 6 47

Major Battles[]

Participants Chapter(s) Episode(s) Result
Spring Mustachio and Golden Ball vs. Kombu Infinity 20 6 Loss
Spring Mustachio and Golden Ball vs. Garou 50 15 Loss
Heroes vs. Monster Association Executives 139, 143, 144, 145, 146 None Ongoing

Trivia[]

Spring Mustachio Cafe

  • Spring Mustachio's hero profile number is 00624.[16]
  • He runs a cafe as a side business.[1]
  • He likes coffee, wine, and antique furniture.[1]
  • He also likes doing close up magic tricks.[1]
  • Lately he is feeling repulsion towards seaweed.[1]
  • Spring Mustachio sketch.[17]

References[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 One-Punch Man Encyclopedia; One-Punch Man: Hero Perfection, page 76
  2. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 69, page 5
  3. One-Punch Man Volume; Volume 10
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 20, page 2-4
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 20, page 20-28
  6. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 20, page 30
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 20, page 35
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 50, page 15-22
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 144 (Online)
  10. One-Punch Man Omake; Pork Cutlet Bowl
  11. One-Punch Man Omake; Witness
  12. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 20, page 16
  13. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 20, page 23-25
  14. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 146 (Online), page 16
  15. http://opmcityz.blogspot.com/2016/04/onemurata-2015-joint-interview.html
  16. One-Punch Man Anime; Episode 6
  17. https://twitter.com/NEBU_KURO/status/808720216683220992

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