Subterranean People

Subterranean People (Anime) character image

Underground People


Location Under the earth's crust
Abilities Immense Strength
Weapons Swords
Level Tiger-Demon[1]
Affiliation Mother Earth
Webcomic Chapter 4
Manga Chapter 4
Anime Episode 1
The Subterranean People (地底人, Chitējin) are the self-proclaimed "True People of the Earth". They are ruled by the Subterranean King and live under the earth's crust, but grew too numerous in numbers and planned to take over the surface. They were eventually stopped and chased back into the ground by Saitama.


The Subterranean People have a humanoid appearance. They are very large with hands the size of a regular human's head. They only have two toes on each feet, and three fingers on their hands. They wear golden or metallic ornaments, wristbands, necklaces and armor over their right shoulder. They all wear different metal helmets, with only their round eyes showing.

The Subterranean People seemed rather confident in their ability to take the Earth for themselves, but after the Subterranean King was defeated they retreated quickly, showing their cowardice.

They are stronger than human beings and their most dangerous body's parts are their feet because they had to move in a hostile condition underground and have adapted to it.[1]

They are crafty builders, having constructed the entire base where the Monster Association now resides.[2]

They have a relationship with centipedes.[3]


Introduction SagaEdit

Saitama Introduction ArcEdit

Saitama defeats Subterraneans

Saitama wins

Saitama wakes up in his apartment when a hand comes through his wall and grabs him, he punches the arm, but for some reason it has no effect. The arm then punches Saitama and sends him flying through a wall, causing him to fly out into the street. Suddenly one of The Subterranean People comes out of the ground behind Saitama and punches him, he attempts to block, but gets sent flying into a guard rail, which he bounces off and collides with an overpass.

When Saitama stands up his forehead is bleeding and he sees more of The Subterranean People climbing out onto the street. The Subterranean People proclaim their ownership of the Earth and a fight ensues, with Saitama eventually being the victor. At that point the Subterranean King shows up, but before anything could come out of that, Saitama wakes up, realizing that it was only a dream.

Shortly after Saitama wakes up, the real Subterranean King shows up, but is defeated instantly after which The Subterranean People retreat back to the Earth, showing themselves to be much smaller and much, much weaker than in Saitama's dream.[4]

Human Monster SagaEdit

Dead Subterranean People

Grave of Subterranean People

Monster Association Arc

During Child Emperor's fight with Phoenix Man, a statue of the Subterranean King is seen, along with two statues of centipedes encircling him. After Child Emperor's attack manages to rupture the ground and sink underwater, it is revealed that the Subterranean People were massacred in their home by the Monster Association, and a massive grave of their corpses is seen.[5]

The corpses of the Subterranean People are reanimated by Phoenix Man to fight for him but are eventually all defeated by Child Emperor.

Known Subterranean PeopleEdit

Name Position Status
Subterranean KingKingDeceased †

Fighting StyleEdit

Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Each Subterranean is well versed in hand to hand combat.

  • Subterranean Kick (地底蹴り, Chitei keri): A Subterranean kicks with great force. Sometimes multiple Subterraneans will kick together to combine the power of their kicks.[1]
  • Cooperative Attack (連携攻撃, Renkei kōgeki): Multiple Subterraneans surround their target and attack at the same time.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One-Punch Man Encyclopedia; One-Punch Man: Hero Perfection, page 112
  2. One-Punch Man Stream; 2/6/2018
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 99, page 27
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 4, page 2-23
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 99, page 38


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