|“||Its presence was of an intensity I've never felt... its power level is likely higher than any monster I've fought so far. The impression I had was of an endless reserve of strength... it was almost like facing master Saitama.||„|
Gouketsu was an incredibly powerful monster sent by Psykos to infiltrate the "Super Fight" martial arts tournament, destroying anyone in his way. Right as the competition ended with Suiryu winning due to Saitama being disqualified, Gouketsu interrupted the victory celebration and used his minions to hold civilians hostage. It was revealed that he intended to turn everyone in the stadium into monsters. Gouketsu was a human martial artist and the champion of the first Super Fight eleven years ago. He was defeated and captured by the Monster Association. Given a chance to join, he ate a monster cell and became an exceptionally powerful monster. After defeating Suiryu, Max, and Snek, he was hunted down by Saitama and killed.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 6-C, possibly higher
Origin: One-Punch Man
Classification: Former Human Martial Arts Champion, Monster, Dragon level threat
Attack Potency: At least Island level (His punch caused a shockwave that dispersed clouds. Genos, who has witnessed an all-out battle between Superalloy Darkshine and Carnage Kabuto in the VGS, believed that Gouketsu was more powerful than the latter. Effortlessly overpowered Monster Bakuzan), possibly higher (Genos found his strength reminiscent of Saitama and believing he needed to team up with S-Class Heroes to defeat Gouketsu as safely as possible, despite witnessing him nullify most of the meteor's impact energy, which would destroy Z-City and cities surrounding it, albeit still believed that Saitama is superior)
Striking Strength: At least Island Class, possibly higher
Range: Tens of meters normally. Kilometers with shockwaves
Standard Equipment: Monster Cells
Intelligence: Likely Above Average (A master martial artist, who won the first Super Fight tournament and was considered one of the greatest martial artists of all time)
Weaknesses: None notable
- Master Martial Artist: After transforming into a monster, Gouketsu seemed to have retained his martial arts prowess that he had as a human when he won the first Super Fight tournament. This was evidenced in his fight against Bakuzan when he casually deflected the latter's attacks with a single arm. Moreover, Suiryu remarked that Gouketsu was more skilled than himself. After becoming a monster, Gouketsu seemed to toy with opponents that he held some respect towards, and gave glimpses of his true power, as was the case in his fights with Suiryu and Bakuzan. However, Gouketsu had also been shown to quickly finish fights when on a schedule, as he did not toy with Genos when he was headed toward the Super Fight arena.
- Enhanced Senses: Gouketsu was able to identify the strength of others. He identified the transformed Bakuzan as a Dragon Level Threat and noted that Suiryu could be an executive member of the Monster Association if he consumed a monster cell.