If the concept defies "common sense." Then that means that the concept is a X-Factor of unknown possibilities and one where the writer can make or do whatever for whatever character that goes beyond their limiter; that goes beyond the realm of mortals and into what you call refer as the realm of gods ( ).
No doubt he'll get some kind of greater power. But to what end?
With the concept being a unknown X-Factor.
I would like to play with the notion that if one is to go beyond their own limiter. That it wouldn't just be a - everyone gets Saitama like strength. Rather that the great power they'd come to possess depends maybe on ones mental make-up, or their goals. Saitama mentioned in the second chapter, during the flashback; that he always dreamed of becoming a powerful hero who could defeat enemies with "One Punch." After three years of hard training to that one simple goal, he finally achieved it after breaking his limiter.
For somebody else like Metal Bat; it'll come down to what they strive for or have a attachment towards, etc.
All in all something similar in nature to what was said of how Monsters (that being Human to Monster, rather than a Monster from the get go) are made. But this leap in power and/or transformation being due to going over ones natural limiter into the unknown X-Factor.
Not too sure about that limiter but that's a fair point. Saitama's dream of becoming a hero that could defeat any ennemy in a single punch seems to have come true and it has to mean something.
In any event, since Saitama is the HERO of this story, I'm quite certain that he will keep on overpowering any ennemy that crosses his path easily. Maybe until the very final arc and final ennemy but even then,
I wouldn't be surprise if Saitama would remain Onepunch-Man until the very end.
I think that his true fight and quest are not something that has to do with fists, it's more about his internal struggle to realise what he really wants.
You could argue that he already has what he dreamed about but maybe that's not what his heart truly long for after all. Anyway, will see how the story goes.
I highly doubt that Blast is on the same level as Saitama but who knows? So little is known about him at this point that I don't want to waste my time trying to speculate.
Let's also not forget that, though this limiter concept might be the author's intention to give us some kind of rational explanation about Saitama's power, we're given this explanation from Genus's point of view.
Genus is a scientist and given what he has to say about the limiter and the fact that he did not even attempt to research it, we can assume that he's basically way out of his depth here. His theory could be wrong, flawed, lacking something important or all of those things combined.
I think that one of the point of this chapter was to give us some of the ground rules that define this universe.
That's why they have also taken the time to explain the differences between heroes, monsters, creatures etc.
I think it's a good thing because even though it's fiction, it gives more coherence to the story.
Okay...saying that someone became a crab mosnter because he was angry and ate too much crab far fetched but in this universe,
it observes rules they've given us about environmental factors and negative emotions + obviously it's meant to be taken as comedy or maybe even as parody.
I think we're getting close to the clash between Heroes and Monsters.
Edited by LightBolt, 24 February 2018 - 05:21 PM.