One of the burning topics that One-Punch Man fans want to have answered is how powerful Saitama, the main character, actually is. It is challenging to put Saitama’s power into a clear perspective because the entire premise of the manga is that he is stronger than everything and everyone else, to the point of feeling bored with the lack of obstacles in his life. This is especially true considering that most of his exploits occur during intense combat. The manga’s most recent chapter, nevertheless, could have just provided the readers with the answer they were looking for.
One-Punch Man was initially developed as a webcomic by creator ONE, who wished to reverse many of the shonen and superhero clichés by having his protagonist exceptionally powerful in the beginning rather than at the conclusion. Saitama can terminate any battle with a single blow, rendering all of the challenges that heroes often face absolutely pointless. Instead, he battles issues like money or hair loss that are commonplace. The majority of the action is reserved for supporting characters like the members of the Hero Association who have to contend with often insurmountable odds in their battle against monsters only to be saved by Saitama’s timely intervention. This is because Saitama’s unbelievable strength creates obvious storytelling problems whenever he has to face enemies. Saitama, however, still managed to knock it out with a single blow before moving to protect the carrier while disclosing vital information about his strength.
Saitama considers that if he had a stable place to stand, he could easily lift the carrier and take it away in chapter #157 while the ship is being overturned by enormous waves. Although the answer he comes up with is more absurd, that assertion provides readers with a starting point for Saitama’s might. It’s reasonable to imagine Saitama can lift at least that much weight because the Nimitz class and Ford class, the two most current aircraft carriers deployed by the US Navy, each weigh over 100,000 tonnes. The equation m x g is used to compute the lifting force, or the force needed to hold something against gravity. Saitama would then generate 882 million joules of thrust in order to lift that air carrier.
Saitama’s punch would have the force of two Megatons of TNT, despite the fact that it is generally worthless to convert lifting strength into striking power because several factors must be taken into account for the latter (such as speed, impact, friction, etc.). For comparison, the United States’ stockpile of contemporary nuclear weapons has bombs with yields ranging from 0.3 kilotons to 1.3 megatons. Saitama’s punches therefore have the explosive power of a few small nuclear bombs. Evil Ocean Water, poor thing, never had a chance.