One Punch Man: Saitama Finally Fulfills His Dream But He's Not So Happy
Saitama's greatest wish in One Punch Man is to fight with all his might. It ended up happening in Chapter 165 but it wasn't as exciting as he had hoped.
One-Punch Man protagonist Saitama used to be an ordinary office worker until a sudden inspiration urges him to pursue heroism. He underwent consistent daily training of 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups and a ten-kilometer run. This rigidity finally paid off as he broke the limiter and became the strongest individual in the series. However, unrivaled power comes at a great price.
After reaching the top, nothing can match Saitama's strength. The bald hero can eliminate any villains and threats with one hit. Due to his incomparable strength, he could no longer feel the thrill of battle and saw fighting as a tiring task; not even a threat that could potentially end the world could disturb him. Thus, Saitama's dream is to find someone who can take his full power without meeting their end and that finally comes true in Chapter 165.
Even after many acts of pure action in One Punch Man, Saitama and Garo's fight continues to heat up.
Garo manages to get stronger and more destructive, slowly transforming himself into an existence that threatens even the Bald's power. It got to the point where a single exchange between two great powers threatened the planet's very existence, prompting Blast and his comrades to transport the two to one of Jupiter's moons.
One Punch Man: Saitama reminisces about his experience
After landing on the satellite, Saitama reminisces about a similar experience but quickly dispels the memory.
His main concern was finally being able to fight a strong opponent, a scenario he had long hoped for.
However, the bald hero wasn't even the least bit excited. All he felt was emptiness as he stared at his disciple's core, refusing to let go as it might disappear if his clothes were torn apart.
Saitama isn't the only one waiting for the day his dream will come true. The entire One Punch Man fandom was also anticipating it, especially since the hero had eliminated every character who tried to get in his way.
However, no one expected the big day to be so heavy and gloomy. The gloomy mood wasn't because of a lackluster fight, but because Genos had to be sacrificed just to make it happen.
After reaching peak strength, Saitama couldn't feel the excitement of fighting with all his might, though that didn't mean he no longer craved for it.
Saitama's greatest wish is to find an opponent he can fight with his full strength, and that has been granted in Chapter 165.