Originally created as a parody of Ultraman, Kinnikuman was a clumsy goof of a superhero whose services were only called upon to battle monsters if no other superheroes were around. Kinnikuman’s powers came from eating garlic, which would gradually fill the “garlic meter” on his forehead until he could grow into a giant to fight the monsters. His main attack was the “Kinniku Flash” beam.
As Kinnikuman developed, it began focusing exclusively on professional wrestling in which Kinnikuman would wrestle ridiculous parodies of popular Japanese superheroes and their adversaries, including “The Toilet Paper Mummy,” a giant hand, and monsters based on things like pachinko machines and telephones. The heroes and villains of Kinnikuman were collectively referred to as “Chōjin,” (超人) which literally translates to “Supermen”. We also featured a video we found on youtube of the KINNIKUMAN theme song were you will see him fight many adversaries including the giant hand. You can purchase these New Era caps @ Fames.