One-Punch Man Chapter 168 Sends Saitama Back In Time

Saitama's sneeze and fart were the major highlights of One-Punch Man Chapter 168.

July 21, 2022

Yusuke Murata has recently caught the world’s attention with his jaw-dropping work in One-Punch Man. The author has set a standard for the entire manga industry by delivering phenomenal fight sequences in the last few chapters. Each panel of Saitama and Garou’s fight is blessed with spectacular drawings and intricacies, and as expected, Chapter 168 is no different.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for One-Punch Man Chapter 168.

In the latest chapter, Garou finally awakens the power of the Gods and forces Saitama to unleash his true potential. The Hero Hunter soon realizes that he is no match for Saitama, so he uses the “Copycat” trick against the hero. Garou decides to copy Saitama’s every move and manages to land a few punches on the Caped Baldy. Saitama and Garou got on the same power level for a while, but Saitama kept getting stronger with each attack.


Garou accepts the fact that even after stealing God’s powers, he can’t defeat Saitama. During the fight, the caped hero’s powers soar exponentially, and Garou witnesses the true might of the bald monster. The only thing Saitama seems to be worried about in the chapter is losing his outfit.

The most surprising part of One-Punch Man Chapter 168 was definitely Saitama’s sneeze, which was powerful enough to destroy Jupiter. Fortunately, Garou dodges Saitama’s “Serious Sneeze” attack, but at this point, the Hero Hunter admits that escaping is his only option. Garou successfully teleports back to Earth, but much to his surprise, Saitama follows him. Apparently, Saitama farted after getting a stomachache, which gave him the momentum to catch up to Garou. YES! You can say that Saitama’s sneeze and fart were the true heroes of this chapter.

After returning to Earth, Saitama finally ends this fight by defeating Garou, but he refuses to kill the Hero Hunter. Garou then watches Tareo lying lifeless on the ground and realizes that the very person he wanted to save by changing the world is dead. The Hero Hunter now offers Saitama a chance to defeat the “Ominous future.” He asks Saitama to copy his movements, which ends up sending the Caped Baldy back in time. Saitama traveled to that point in time where Genos and other heroes were still alive, and Garou had just received God’s power. Obviously, Saitama wastes no time and lands a powerful hit on Garou’s face to defeat him.

Saitama’s future and present bodies (or consciousness) become one, but he forgets about the time travel or his confrontation with Garou on Jupiter’s moon. It’s hard to decode the time-travel aspect, but let’s say that Saitama’s time travel created a different timeline. In this new timeline, Saitama defeats Garou before the Hero Hunter kills countless people on Earth with his radiation.

Shivam Gulati

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