In episode 11 season 2 of One Punch Man, Garou's right eye turns red and also his hair does. Is there an official name for this form?

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I probably don't think so he had been given a name to his new personality. I have read the manga and i don't recall any new name given to him


This is just part of how Garou gets progressively more and more jacked up as the arc progresses, but yet he keeps on trucking and getting stronger. It's really hard not to understate the sheer level of worked-over this guy achieves. The following happens to him in chapter 68 of the webcomic, for example, and this is after already having suffered numerous injuries in preceding battles:

His entire ribcage is fractured by Darkshine, who initially assumes Garou dies from the injuries. Garou's entire ribcage is fractured

The red you refer to is just blood. A blood vessel has popped in his eye and he's bled so much that it's begun to matte and stain his hair. More clearly, you'll notice that immediately before the reveal of his red hair and eye that he still has white hair, and then rapidly wipes his hands in his hair. He's had a lot of blood on his hands and arms, bleeding notably out of them at least since deflecting Death Gatling's attack; we also see he's still rupturing blood all along his arms when he squares up against Bang.

Garou wipes his bloody hands through his hair

The animation is slightly misleading after this, as you still see a far shot of him with white hair after this before the close-up reveal, nor does it show any color changes while he's doing it. I think this was all done for the purpose of the dramatic reveal being a dramatic reveal. There's no other reason for wiping his hands on his hair other than to transfer blood to his hair, either strictly for a makeshift cleaning of his hands or, more likely, because he knows it serves to make him seem more monstrous.

In the webcomic, by chapter 82 he ends up a full-on horror freak show from the battle damage alone.

And before he's even resolved his battles with the S-class or started fighting Saitama. Garou has been beaten so severely that his flesh, blood, and savaged clothing have cobbled together a whole new appearance for him

He does later on achieve what appear to be legitimate monster-like transformations, but at this point in the story, if the manga/anime aren't going to seriously alter the nature of his progression, then all you are seeing is the accumulation of (severe) battle damage.

  • hmmmm I'm not sure his red hair is just blood. Did blood just covered his whole hair red? His face and other parts of the body should be completely covered in blood if that's the case. Also, if after this battle, he keeps his hair red, it can't be blood. Blood disappears when you wash yourself
    – Pablo
    Jun 29, 2019 at 15:41
  • @Pablo You'll notice that just before you see him with red hair he still has white hair and then rapidly runs his hands through his hair. That moved the blood from his hands into his hair. He had a lot of blood on his hands and arms at least since deflecting Death Gatling's attack. And you are assuming he's going to wash himself, or be washed by anyone else. Jun 30, 2019 at 23:53
  • That said, the animation is a little misleading, because for a short time after doing the hands-in-hair business he still has the white hair. It's not until the camera shot changes to a close-up that the new hair color is revealed. I think they just wanted to save that as a dramatic reveal, even if it's a little odd in sequencing terms. Jun 30, 2019 at 23:55
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    FYI, a newer question Why did Garou get orange hair? was posted, and perhaps this answer might be more suitable on there instead of here.
    – Aki Tanaka
    Jul 2, 2019 at 15:29

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