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My son started watching this, about a guy who decides to be a superhero 'for fun' and becomes stupidly powerful and bored because he's so powerful.

Anyhoo, one of the 'C' class heroes (the not so powerful ones) is "Mumen Rider", who tickles me some.

According to the One Punch Man wiki entry at https://onepunchman.fandom.com/wiki/Mumen_Rider

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Equipment:

Bicycle of Justice: Nicknamed "Justice" In short, this is Mumen Rider's mode of transportation. Appearing as a rather standard utility bicycle (also known as mama-chari), it has a thick frame, a light attached to the front fender and a basket attached to the handlebars. Mumen Rider seems rather adept at riding his bike, able to ride at high speeds even in rain.

And in using Justice, he can activate Riding-Out-of-the-Saddle Mode: When Mumen Rider "activates" this mode, he simply stands up and pedals at a much higher rate, allowing him to go significantly faster than normal. His technique allows him to arrive at the fighting scene 2.5 times faster than normally but it drains a lot of stamina so it's a double edge sword for him.

So how many of us have this superpower? yes

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CyclingInBeastMode [175 posts] 1 month ago
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No basket but ALWAYS,  ALWAYS a pannier with stuff in it - batteries for recycling, condom, zip tie, shoe-lace, pencil, usual bike related stuff. full mudguards/rack/lights 15 year old 5 function computer but bike is a bit of a sleeper. Rider, overweight, mundane looking old codger, mostly seen pootling along in khaki shorts, thick rolled down walking socks and a ratty old cycle jersey with holes in it from the spill he had around a dozen or more years back.

But at the sound of a Penny Pitstop cry for help can mash a 1000 Watts for 0.26seconds - CyclinginBeastMode you might call it, shoulder charging 40t LGVs out the way in pursuit of the maiden in distress, then utterly flaking out catching his breath for the next 10 minutes usually until it's all a bit late and a bit pathetic. 

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hawkinspeter [4291 posts] 1 month ago
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A far more important question is who would win in a battle between Squirrel Girl and SaitaMan?

 

 

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brooksby [5209 posts] 1 month ago
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True, true.

Only destroys his opponent if he actually hits them.

 

OT - but did you see this one, peter? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-50057649

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hawkinspeter [4291 posts] 1 month ago
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brooksby wrote:

True, true.

Only destroys his opponent if he actually hits them.

 

OT - but did you see this one, peter? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-50057649

I hadn't - that's pretty awesome.

By the way, OnePunchMan is powerless against ordinary animals (from https://sundaycomicsdebt.blogspot.com/2015/07/squirrel-girl-vs-one-punch-man.html):