The Hero Association uses the various One Punch Man Threat Levels, also known as danger levels or disaster levels, to determine how dangerous the threat they face is. After their initial meeting with Saitama, who assessed their strength and determined which level is appropriate for them, such levels are assigned.
The Hero Association then formally introduced this system in the guidebook given to all affiliated heroes. The Top 5 One Punch Man Threat Levels will be discussed in the order (from Low – High) in this blog post, along with an explanation.
One Punch Man threat In Order
1. Wolf level Threat
Wolf-level threats are the weakest monsters. The Hero Association recognizes them as a threat, but not to the point of putting a large number of people in danger; Child Emperor also explains that, because humans are accustomed to being afraid of everything, they have become better at adapting to prevent things from happening.
The Hero Association sends 3 C-level heroes or 1 B (or higher) level hero when a wolf-level threat monster appears. If they fail, a stronger hero will be dispatched, and so on until the threat has been eliminated.
2. Tiger level Threat
Even though Child Emperor labeled A-class and B-class heroes as disaster-level threats, they are still far from the strength of the monsters that are equivalent to them, which is why the Hero Association does not act immediately.
If there were only one A-class hero in existence, he or she would be the most powerful individual in the world. Even a single monster B-class is weaker than an individual A-class hero.
Assume an A-class monster appears, and the child emperor dispatches four B-class heroes. They would send an A-class hero if they were unable to handle the threat. Even if the A-class hero was not powerful enough to defeat it, they would be able to hold their own until backup arrived.
3. Demon level Threat
A demon-level threat is one of the most dangerous threats. A demon-level threat, according to Child Emperor, requires at least 50 A and B-class heroes to defeat.
Blast, the world’s most powerful hero, is only ranked at S class, which is halfway between high-level A and B. As a result, even a demon-level threat may be too much for Blast to handle on his own.
Let’s say Blast was dispatched with an A-class hero to combat a demon-level threat, but they failed. Then Blast would increase the number of people accompanying him until he had enough to defeat or at least fight the demon-level threat.
4. Dragon level Threat
In the sense that they endanger human life on a massive scale, disaster-level threats are comparable to nuclear weapons. Dragon-level monsters and natural disasters such as earthquakes are examples of disaster-level threats.
In the event of a disaster-level threat, the Hero Association would contact all A-class and B-class heroes. Regardless of the Hero Association’s requests, S-class heroes are obligated to respond to any disaster-level threat.
5. God level Threat
The god-level threat is the final and most powerful threat level. Currently, the only hero who fits this description is Saitama, who has been ranked as the strongest hero.
The Hero Association believes that there is no level higher than god-level and that even Blast would not be able to defeat a god-level threat on his own. The power of all nuclear weapons in the world going off at the same time is equivalent to the disaster level of a god-level threat.
One Punch Man’s Threat levels system
Despite the fact that monsters and heroes have different ranking systems, they are both linked. Some heroes will change their ranks when a new monster appears. It should be noted that the different threat levels cannot be compared to the animals they are named after.
Monsters are significantly more powerful than their animal counterparts. An A-class hero, despite being lower than a wolf/monster C class, is the weakest human, according to Child Emperor.
Because One-Punch Man is set in a world where many of the more vicious animals have mutated, this is the case. On the right, you can see how a bear appears in the One-Punch Man universe.
One Punch Man Threat Levels system flaws
It’s possible that the heroes who work for the hero association will make a mistake. Some monsters, for example, appear to be powerful but are not. Other monsters may be smaller, but they are extremely dangerous.
Monsters have a variety of personalities. Some monsters make an effort to appear powerful. Others make an effort to appear weak.
There are various types of disasters. The hero organization will rely on heroes on the scene to keep the disaster level updated. Heroes have their own schemes in mind. In order to get a promotion, they frequently exaggerate the danger levels of monsters they encounter.
Some heroes are braver than others. They will perform a difficult task for them. This could be because they want to appear brave or because they are too stupid to consider the consequences.
The context is ignored when determining threat levels. This may result in sending a hero who is insufficiently strong for the situation.
Many people believe One Punch Man is a superhero parody, but that is not the case. Like most of One Punch Man, the hero association has rankings for heroes and monsters. The only difference is that One Punch Man’s ranking system is based on real-life numbering systems rather than the usual words.