So

Thomas Sanders
Thomas Sanders

So...
What is actually up with Mob?
Why is he as strong as he is?
Has there been any conclusive reason behind his immense psychic powers?
I haven't finished reading the manga, so I dunno if that gets explained at some point.
Maybe you guys could shine some light on me and help me out?

Josiah Gomez
Josiah Gomez

It was all a dream.

Parker Collins
Parker Collins

Dude
Come on
I'm trying to be serious here

Samuel Gray
Samuel Gray

Kek

Adrian Flores
Adrian Flores

Why is he as strong as he is?

Can One write about anything else? Mob is just a younger psychic Saitama

Justin Adams
Justin Adams

I used to read Word Up! magazine.

Jack Cooper
Jack Cooper

Why are MCs strong?
WTF?

Connor Scott
Connor Scott

Because being soft spoken and polite is the highest good.

Carson Long
Carson Long

But I mean, shit, there's generally a reason as to why.
It's not always just "lol he's the NC so he must be literally God and everyone bows to him"
Shit, man, what kind of Anime do you watch?

Brody Jackson
Brody Jackson

he is completely different from Saitama, but i guess you just wanted a (you)

Owen Howard
Owen Howard

Here's a dilemma...
Could Mob beat Saitama?

Michael Myers
Michael Myers

Why is Goku strong? Aliens, but aliens don't exists.
Same with psychic powers.

Landon Stewart
Landon Stewart

No, Mob faced problems before, Saitama still unmatched even against world destroyers

Justin Walker
Justin Walker

Mob 100% is only on par with Tatsumaki, so no.

Camden Torres
Camden Torres

i'll admit that both characters being outrageously strong compared to others makes both series have similar starts, if anything both series are testaments to how a similar idea can be taken in completely different ways.
OPM is primarily a comedy when focused on Saitama, and uses the surrounding characters to present a story with a lot of fun action scenes and big bads that Saitama can than, as the joke goes, beat in a single punch.

MP100 is more of a coming-of-age story, where the point is how the main character struggles with how to use his powers (if at all) and how the ideas of his peers (reigen's "no powers against people" rule vs. most of his psychic friends' "use powers when necessary") began to affect his own view on what being "strong" means.

(these analysis come from only what i've seen of their respective animes, so i may be unaware of some tonal shift either series has)

Gabriel Harris
Gabriel Harris

I thought it was mob ???% that was around tatsumaki's strength.
A lot of mob's 100%s are quite defeatable.

Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson

Yo guys
If its an anime about violence not solving shit
Why did invisiboy saved everyone by using violence?

Xavier Hall
Xavier Hall

So there shouldn't be any reason?
what?

Thomas Howard
Thomas Howard

Because that's not what the series is about.

Jaxon Lopez
Jaxon Lopez

What it is then?

Julian Young
Julian Young

Hmm thats what everyone was saying in the day of the last episode when i asked why the ending was a let down

Aaron Wright
Aaron Wright

It's about psychic powers and ghosts. Maybe about growing up. Nothing more.
Anything else and the writing isn't consistent enough, especially about not fighting since mob even straight up admits he needs to kill claw's leader at one point in his little mental breakdown and fights a few espers on his way there.

Juan Hall
Juan Hall

It's a series about growing up and making your own decisions. Later Mob will grow up and stop following Reigen's advice and he decided to kill the Claw boss eventhough Reigen told him to leave it to the police.

Hunter Williams
Hunter Williams

Years and years of repression caused all his power to build up over time and allowing him to have a higher capacity of psychic energy. So the more he holds back the stronger it gets.
Probably if he used them freely during his life he'd be weaker than he is now.

Jace Jenkins
Jace Jenkins

Are you somehow implying Tats is any less defeatable? We saw her getting recked harder than Mob ever did.

Brody Murphy
Brody Murphy

he decided to kill the Claw boss

Jason Morales
Jason Morales

Why is he as strong as he is?
More autism = stronger psychic powers

Aiden Kelly
Aiden Kelly

Nope, he's just naturally very strong. It may have something to do with the fact that he can absorb psychic power from others and apparently from teh air itself though.

Joshua Ross
Joshua Ross

But then Mob chooses to risk his life to save him, so he still managed to cling to his beliefs at the end of the fight.

Leo Wright
Leo Wright

Well yeah it's a generic shounen.
It's just the people who are saying otherwise are now wrong.

Elijah Walker
Elijah Walker

Which was almost immediately followed by him seeing his friends watching and realizing what he was doing, switching to courage 100%, and then when Claw Boss starts exploding he decides to save him.

Mob got caught up in the moment and then pulled himself back together.

Matthew Richardson
Matthew Richardson

Claw boss did nothing wrong.

Carter Butler
Carter Butler

It's just the people who are saying otherwise are now wrong.

Violence and fighting wasn't the answer though, even Mob recognizes it in when he says they're bad influences on each other. The violence led the claw boss to losing control and self destructing. And at the end Mob manages to hold onto his beliefs and solves the problem with kindness, not violence. The Claw boss even said he could just kill him to stop the explosion.

Also, Reigen only wanted to leave it to the police at the beginning. Before finding out that his insurance won't cover his apartment fire.

Adrian Gutierrez
Adrian Gutierrez

Do you think main characters need to be strong? fucking lol

Luis Anderson
Luis Anderson

mfw animeonlys are gonna drop this shit the second time when this shit went 100% generic shonen namek arc

Justin Brooks
Justin Brooks

That would be the second half of a second season at least, and that only if it gets a 24 episode second season. Before that is the Reigen arc and the exorcist spirit.

Adam Collins
Adam Collins

exorcist spirit.
Mogami is not a demon. Don't bully him.

Nathaniel Roberts
Nathaniel Roberts

exorcist spirit.
Mogami is not a demon. Don't bully him.

Brody Richardson
Brody Richardson

Must be connected to the reason why 30+ year old virgins are called wizards.