Tatsumaki (タツマキ, Tatsumaki; Viz: Tornado), also known by her hero alias Tornado of Terror (戦慄のタツマキ, Senritsu no Tatsumaki; Viz: Terrible Tornado), is the S-Class Rank 2 professional hero, an esper, and the older sister of Fubuki.
Tatsumaki is a petite woman, commonly mistaken for being much younger than she really is. She has a youthful face with emerald green eyes, and green hair that naturally curls up on the ends. She wears a form-fitting black dress with long sleeves, and four high-cut leg slits that show off her legs and low-heeled black shoes.
Tatsumaki has a rather brash personality and a typically moody demeanor. She is disrespectful towards most people, especially to those she deems incompetent, and is completely intolerant of disrespect towards herself, as shown when she pinned Genos to a wall for retaliating against her verbal abuse of Saitama. Tatsumaki especially dislikes being ignored or being called things like “brat” and “runt”.
Despite her arrogant personality, she feels obligated to defeat monsters and considers her job as a hero to be a duty, accepting any of the Hero Association‘s requests to defeat monsters, and even going after them by herself in her own time, due to the fact that she will get bored when she is not fighting monsters. She has a bit of a soft side towards her little sister, Fubuki, but she is also very overprotective and controlling towards her.
Due to her massive power, Tatsumaki is completely overconfident of her abilities. During the S-Class meeting in preparation for the rescue of Narinki’s son, she states multiple times that no monster stands a chance against her, even taking the situation not seriously to a certain extent.[
Being the second ranked S-Class hero, Tatsumaki is phenomenally powerful. She is one of the most powerful heroes and is the most powerful esper alive. Fubuki describes her as a monster much like Sweet Mask, who himself chooses not to advance from A-Class to S-Class so as to not allow weaklings to climb up the ranks. Darkshine told Garou that if he fought Tatsumaki in his pre-monster form, he would instantly lose.
Her Fighting Style
Master Psychic Combatant: As the most powerful esper in the series, Tatsumaki possesses extreme skill in wielding her psychic abilities, whether it be for offense, defense, or miscellaneous uses. Tatsumaki’s knowledge about psychic powers is also as vast as her skill in wielding them.
- Psychic Whirlwind (念流廻転嵐, Nen-ryū Kaiten Arashi): This is an anti-psychic technique. By making her psychic signals move in circles around her, Tatsumaki can create a whirlwind capable of harmlessly redirecting or deflecting psychic attacks. She developed this technique during her childhood.
- Psychic Binding (念動金縛り, Nen-dō Kanashibari): An ability used to suppress the power of another esper.
Even after witnessing Saitama‘s display of power in the fight against her, Fubuki was convinced that Saitama is nowhere near her older sister in terms of strength and fighting ability. However, when the two (Saitama and Tatsumaki) fought each other, her viewpoint shifted. The Hero Association believes if she were to betray them, they wouldn’t be able to stop her. However, while Garou fought Tatsumaki, he remarked that she was not much better than Fubuki, implying that Tatsumaki in her weakened state is about as powerful as her little sister. Like her physique and esper status suggests, it is safe to assume she is very weak physically.