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The Tank Topper Army (タンクトッパー軍団, Tankutoppā-gundan) is a group composed of the Tank Toppers, under the leadership of the S-Class hero Tanktop Master.

Appearance[]

Every member of the Tank Topper Army wears a tank top. The designs of each member's tank top vary.

Personality[]

Every member of the Tank Topper Army takes great pride in their tank tops and associates them with a symbol of strength and pride. Many of the members are shown to be extremely rude and arrogant towards everyone but their leader, although Tanktop Master does not approve of this behavior.[1] All of the members of this army worship the words of Tanktop Master, and believe that the path to true strength is through tanktops: ironically, Tanktop Master believes this more than anyone, as seen when he observes Bang dominating Metal Bat in their sparring match, he concludes that the secret to Bang's power is that he has a tank top hidden underneath.[2]

Plot[]

Hero Association Saga[]

Rumored Monster Arc[]

Tanktop Tiger taunting Saitama

Tanktop Tiger was asked by a civilian about a suspicious person, the person being Saitama. Tanktop Tiger immediately yells out his names introducing himself to Saitama and disregard him of being a new hero. Tanktop Tiger taunts Saitama to look better, but was cut off by Speed-o'-Sound Sonic, who threw exploding shurikens at him, leaving him unconscious.[3]

Giant Meteor Arc[]

Tanktop Black Hole and Tanktop Tiger challenge Saitama

After the meteor was destroyed by Saitama and heavily damaging Z-City in the process, Tanktop Tiger confronts Saitama with his older brother Tanktop Black Hole. The pair accuse Saitama for taking credit of S-Class heroes to jump ranks. Tanktop Black Hole uses his loud voice to gather a mob around them, chanting for Saitama to quit being a hero. As the mob is chanting against Saitama, Tanktop Black Hole deceives the civilians into thinking Saitama tries to attack them. The brothers challenge Saitama to "protect" the civilians as part of a publicity stunt, but were easily defeated with Tanktop Black Hole apologizing profusely. [4]

Alien Conquerors Arc[]

Tanktop Master fails to assist

Tanktop Master attends the S-Class hero meeting, there he recognizes Saitama's name, but is unable to recall where he had heard it.[5] During Dark Matter Thieves invasion on A-City, Tanktop Master attempts to assist Tatsumaki, but fails after realizing he is no match for her psychic powers.[6]

Human Monster Saga[]

Hero Hunt Arc[]

The Tank Topper Army defeated

Tanktop Vegetarian happens to encounter Garou, who began his hero hunt and is easily defeated by him.[7] After being released from the hospital, Tanktop Vegetarian, alongside the entire Tank Topper Army, track down Garou who is about to fight Mumen Rider, but is struck immediately. As Garou declares to murder every member, Tanktop Master appears and punches him and proceeds to hit him with Tanktop Tackle, but to his surprise Garou is still able to stand.[8] Tanktop Master and Garou later continue their fight, with the former having the upper hand. As he is about to finish the fight, Mumen Rider steps in, stopping the fight, believing the Hero Hunter had already taken enough beating, to which Tanktop Master agrees. However; Garou chooses not to leave and decides to utilize his true martial arts style, Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist, in battle, easily defeating Tanktop Master along with all of the Tank Topper Army members and Mumen Rider.[9]

Monster Raid Arc[]

Monsters attack the hospital Tanktop Master and Mumen Rider are staying at. Tanktop Master uses Tanktop Tackle against the monster, causing it to fly through the hospital wall and down onto the pavement below.[10]

Monster Association Arc[]

Tanktop Master leaves the hospital with Mumen Rider in order to assist the civilians that are waiting for aid in the Z-City area.[11] The rest of the Tanktop Army are inspired by their leaders' actions and follow in his steps by going towards Z-City to further help with the situation.[12]

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Neo Heroes Saga[]

Psychic Sisters Arc[]

After the incident with the Monster Association, many of its members quit, including the A-Class Tanktop Vegetarian.

Powers and Abilities[]

While the depths of most of their power hasn't been seen, many of the members of the Tank Topper Army are in the Hero Association, with some of them holding decent spots in the rankings. When working together, the Tank Topper Army can defeat a Demon-level monster, although it's unclear as to how much Tanktop Master assisted the others in the battle.[13] Unfortunately, they were all utterly decimated by Garou, including Tanktop Master.[14]

Appearances in Other Media[]

Omakes[]

Big Construction[]

The tank toppers are seen training after the battle with the Dark Matter Thieves when a mysterious robot appears outside the Hero Association headquarters and the tank toppers are asked to defeat it. The giant vehicle launches several drones and only Tanktop Master is able to defeat one. It is soon revealed that the vehicle and drones belong to Metal Knight who later cleans up the city and builds a new Hero Association headquarters in just a week.

Members[]

Name Affiliation Status
Tanktop Master Leader Active
Tanktop Al Dente Member Active
Tanktop Black Hole Member Active
Tanktop Doctor Member Active
Tanktop Girl Member Active
Tanktop Hatter Member Active
Tanktop Jungle Member Active
Tanktop Mask Member Active
Tanktop Rockabilly Member Active
Tanktop Racer Member Active
Tanktop Swimmer Member Active
Tanktop Tiger Member Active
Tanktop Vegetarian Member Active

Trivia[]

  • A running theme for the Tank Topper Army is that they are always beaten or humiliated.
    • Tanktop Tiger gets hit by Sonic's Exploding Shuriken and rendered unconscious.
    • Tanktop Tiger gets punched by Saitama during the Meteor Arc and Tank Top Black Hole has his hand crushed by Saitama and ends up begging for mercy.
    • Tanktop Master felt weak when Tatsumaki was able to pick up thousands of rubble pieces right after Tanktop Master threw one himself. He felt the same way again after Metal Knight came back to rebuild A-City.
    • Tanktop Vegetarian got pummeled by Garou, and then punched in the face again by Garou.
    • Tanktop Master was defeated and hospitalized after Garou adapted to his movements and began using his Water Streaming Rock Smashing Fist.
    • Then Garou proceeded to beat up the remaining members of the Tank Topper Army.
    • Later on, Tanktop Master is nearly crushed by Gums and beaten into a bloody pulp by Fuhrer Ugly.
      • Despite being beaten up and humiliated they're still one of the strongest factions of the Hero Association.

References[]

  1. One-Punch Man Audiobook; Charanko, Learning
  2. One-Punch Man Audiobook; Charanko, Learning
  3. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 19, page 8-14
  4. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 22, page 10-34
  5. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 29, page 16
  6. One-Punch Man Manga and Anime; Chapter 35, page 2-5, and Episode 12
  7. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 45, page 23-25
  8. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 46, page 10-19
  9. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 46, page 2-22
  10. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 66, page 14
  11. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 131 (Online), page 7-10
  12. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 131, page 10-13
  13. One-Punch Man Audiobook; Charanko, Learning
  14. One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 46, page 2-22

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