|“||Its presence was of an intensity I've never felt...it's 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.||„|
|~ Genos on Gouketsu|
Gouketsu is an incredibly powerful monster sent by Psykos to infiltrate the "Super Fight" martial arts tournament, destroying anyone unfortunate enough to be on his way to the dojo.
Right as the competition ended with Suiryu technically winning due to Saitama getting disqualified, Gouketsu interrupted the victory celebration and used his Demon Level minions to hold civilians hostage. It was revealed that he intended to turn everyone at the stadium into monsters.
Gouketsu was a human martial artist and the champion of the first Super Fight eleven years before the events of the series. He was defeated and captured by the Monster Association, given a chance to join, he ate a Monster Cell and became a Dragon Level Threat.
Powers and Stats
Origin: One Punch Man
Classification: Former Human Martial Arts Champion, Monster, Mysterious Being, Dragon Level Threat, Monster Association Executive
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Large Size (Type 1), Master Martial Artist, Enhanced Senses (Has four eyes. Was able to identify Bakuzan as a Dragon level threat just by looking at him), Longevity (Monster Cells endow those who consume it with a longer life span), Air Manipulation (Via shockwaves)
Attack Potency: City level (His strikes are capable of causing shockwaves this powerful. Much more powerful than such fighters as Suiryu and Bakuzan. He was considered the strongest monster Genos had faced up until that point, putting him at most above Carnage Kabuto, as both have been able to knock him out with ease [According to the VGS, Carnage Kabuto in his base form can kill post-G4 Genos in two hits, while Gouketsu knocked out the cyborg with a single strike, albeit to a heavily damaged Genos after a rough fight with Awakened Cockroach])
Lifting Strength: At least Class M (Suiryu stated that Gouketsu was above him in all aspects)
Striking Strength: City Class (His seemingly casual punch was able to send shock waves that blew an enormous hole in the Super Fight Stadium)
Durability: City level (Stopped Suiryu's strongest attack with a mere finger pinch. Was stated by Suiryu to not even bat an eye towards his attacks, despite taking them head-on. Casually blocked all attacks from the transformed Bakuzan, another Dragon level monster, with only one arm)
Stamina: Very High (Should be greater than Suiryu's)
Range: Kilometers with shockwaves (The shockwaves from his punches are capable of dispersing entire clouds)
Intelligence: Likely Above Average (He is a master martial artist who was able to win the first Super Fight tournament, as well as being 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.