Tanktop Tiger is a large muscular man who has tiger stripes running through his hair and eyebrows. He wears a tiger-striped tank top.
Tanktop Tiger is especially loud and obnoxious. He is overconfident in his abilities and looks down upon new heroes, being quite arrogant and hostile. He also comes off as a petty, jealous, cowardly, small in persona and in mind jerk who bemoans others whom he believes to be undeserving of a higher hero ranking than he is.
Such was the case with Saitama; whom he initially held a condescending view of before he zoomed past him in the place chart, as well as Mumen Rider, who interfered with his master and Garou's fight. Tiger is also shown to be a bit of a scheming toad who went along with his reviled associate Blackhole's scheme to demoralize and rookie hunt the former (though Tiger briefly questioned whether Blackhole was going too far).
When Saitama rushes around town searching for criminals, he gets noticed by the civilians and deemed suspicious. They call Tanktop Tiger to do something about it and he soon appears while Speed-o'-Sound Sonic is trying to have a rematch against Saitama. Tanktop Tiger yells out at Saitama, calling him out as a criminal, but Saitama thinks that Tanktop Tiger is talking to Sonic. Tanktop Tiger then grabs Saitama by the head and tells him that he's the suspicious-looking character that he's looking for.
After asking Saitama about his name, he claims to have never heard of a hero of that name. He threatens Saitama to go home and says that he wouldn't dare go up against a C-Class Rank 6 hero like him. Saitama gets angry and Tanktop Tiger taunts him into fighting, expecting that it'll be good for his own image. However, he is cut off by several exploding shuriken thrown at him by Speed-o'-Sound Sonic, rendering him unconscious.
After Saitama destroys the Giant Meteor, he is taking a walk through the damaged Z-City when Tanktop Tiger shows up, accusing Saitama of lying and cheating. He then calls his big brother, Tanktop Black Hole, who shouts out loud gathering the citizens by calling out Saitama. When enough citizens gather, he publicly declares Saitama a liar and a cheat. Once the citizens are on his side, he challenges Saitama to a fight. Tanktop Tiger jumps in first but is punched by Saitama and goes flying off into a pile of rubble. Sometime after the event, he receives a demotion to Rank 13.
Tanktop Tiger, along with the Tank Topper Army, find Garou to avenge Tanktop Vegetarian's defeat. After Tanktop Master engages in a fight with Garou and loses, he assists his brothers and Mumen Rider in the fight against Garou, but they are all easily defeated.
Appearances in Other Media
Tanktop Tiger and Tanktop Black Hole are guarding a restricted area cordoned off by the Hero Association. He wonders why they're doing such a task when they're supposed to be heroes. He gets startled as Saitama shows up with a little girl, and both Tanktoppers demand to know what he's doing there, as only designated heroes selected by the officer in charge are allowed into the isolated zone that they're guarding. To his surprise, Saitama nonchalantly states that he's one of them. Despite the circumstances, he and Black Hole allow him to go in, knowing the consequences if they try to stop him.
After the Dark Matter Thieves invasion, the Tank Toppers were alerted about the arrival of a large machine descending upon the Headquarters. Tanktop Tiger and the other Tank Toppers arrive to stop the drones sent out by the machine but are largely unable to prevent its intervention. Only after realizing that the machine was controlled by Metal Knight to reconstruct A-City into the Hero Association's new headquarters did he and the other Tank Toppers step down.
Tanktop Tiger makes a cameo appearance when talking about the Tank-Toppers.
Tanktop Tiger is a playable character in the video game, One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows.
Abilities and Powers
As someone who once reached a top 10 ranking in C-Class, and seemingly appearing to be a skilled combatant with a muscular frame, Tanktop Tiger is fairly strong compared to the average C-Class hero.
Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Like the rest of the Tank Topper Army, Tanktop Tiger seemingly prefers unarmed close-quarters combat. He is said to be a decently strong hero with a "tiger-like" fighting style.
|Tanktop Tiger and Tanktop Black Hole vs. Saitama||22||7||Loss|
|Tank Topper Army, Mumen Rider and Charanko vs. Garou||45, 46||15||Loss|
- He is the first member of the Tank Topper Army to appear in the series.
- One-Punch Man Encyclopedia; One-Punch Man: Hero Encyclopedia, page 70
- One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 19, page 7-14
- One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 22, page 10-31
- One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 45, page 9-18
- One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 46, page 18
- One-Punch Man Manga; Chapter 46, page 23
- One-Punch Man Omake; Lost Cat
- One-Punch Man Omake; Big Construction
- One-Punch Man Omake; Numbers