Warning: This article contains spoilers for the One Punch Man chapter 160 – “The Coolest Hero” manga by One, Yusuke Murata, John Werry and James Gaubatz.
While Garo may be one of the most beloved characters in One Punch Man, making friends is not his forte. This was obviously not too surprising given that he had attacked both monsters and heroes before as long as he felt they were worthy of the opponent. Even so, these people still believe that Garo is brave and is just trying to do good. Bang, Garo’s old mentor, has given him hope and hopes to bring him back to normal. However, on the other hand, in chapter 160, Garo also had a reliable ally who always showed his support.
Garo first met Tareo when he was bullied by other children. Hero Hunter remembers his own situation, so he decides to help Tareo. They then meet a few more times, as Garo continues to save Tareo. Although Tareo doesn’t trust Garo, the boy admires Hero Hunter more and more. In the latest chapter, Tareo supported Garo.
The surprising partnership between Garo and Metal Bat allowed them to save a helicopter from Centisenin’s sights by throwing out a giant net. The group inside the helicopter got out of the plane and continued the action. Seeing that there were no more monsters, the heroes wondered what had happened. At this point Tareo answered, Garo was the one who defeated the monster. Since the boy called Garo Old Dude, the heroes didn’t understand that he was referring to the Hero Hunter.
When Saitama sends Garo away, the two accidentally land near Tareo, the child rushes to Garo, so that the heroes realize Hero Hunter is the Old Dude the kid was referring to. After that, anger caused Garo to continue transforming.
Despite witnessing his idol turning into a dangerous entity, even though he was so scared, Tareo did not run away but believed in his hero. The boy claims to still worship Garo despite Garo’s insistence on becoming a villain. It was thanks to Tareo that Saitama offered to stop Garo in a softer way.
Tareo doesn’t fully trust Garo, even dreading him, but his claim to believe in Hero Hunter is proof that Garo has what it takes to be a hero. Garo has completely changed a cowardly boy, so it’s also possible that Tareo will be the key to helping do the miracle that even Silver Fang can’t do, which is to put Garo back on the right path. .
Aside from Garo realizing he’ll never be able to keep up with Saitama’s power, the boy’s cult will probably change his mind, or at least keep Garo from falling deeper into villainy.