History Headscratchers / HunterXHunter

17th Mar '17 5:35:39 PM ColArana
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*How exactly does Chrollo steal someone's Hatsu? This is mostly referring to the inability on the part of the original user to recreate their Hatsu after he steals it. Now I'm still fairly early in, but the way it seems is someone's Hatsu isn't a typical superpower, but rather it's a specific application of their Nen. If for example, Chrollo stole something like Uvogin's Big Bang Impact, what is preventing Uvogin from using his Nen in exactly the same way to simply recreate the stolen technique?
13th Mar '17 9:18:43 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* This one is regarding the dub for the 2011 anime: Why didn't they have Vic Mignogna reprise his role as Baka Ki El Dogra? He's done roles for Viz Media before (one of which is still ongoing), so it's not like he has bad relations with the studio. Plus, it was only a few lines!
7th Jan '17 10:50:32 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** I wouldn't peg them as the Big Bad, they may have started in that role for the York Shin arc, but they were more Anti-Heroes (loosely) in the Chimera Arc. Even then, having them as the Big Bad doesn't mean they have to be the cliché shonen big bads that want to destroy the world. Kurapika has a personal vendetta against them and Gon, Killua and Leorio are with him. So to the group the Ryodan are the designated villains by way of the other 3 not having their own villain(s), Hisoka excluded.
** Simple, they were the big bads of the York Shin arc, not the series. Pariston alone is more of a threat.

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** I wouldn't peg them as the Big Bad, they may have started in that role for the York Shin arc, but they were more Anti-Heroes (loosely) in the Chimera Arc. Even then, having them as the Big Bad doesn't mean they have to be the cliché shonen big bads that want to destroy the world. Kurapika has a personal vendetta against them and Gon, Killua and Leorio are with him. So to the group the Ryodan are appear to be the designated big villains by way of the other 3 not having their own villain(s), Hisoka excluded.
** Simple, they were the big bads ''ArcVillain'' of the York Shin arc, not the BigBad of the series. Pariston alone is more of a threat.
16th Dec '16 3:05:46 PM Morgenthaler
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*** This. If you take every instance of "Hunter" in the series, and replace it with "Certified {{Badass}}", it might be a bit awkwardly worded, but it wouldn't change the meaning of the story at all. You can be a {{Badass}} without being a Hunter, of course, but only the Hunters' Association can ''certify'' you as one.

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*** This. If you take every instance of "Hunter" in the series, and replace it with "Certified {{Badass}}", Badass", it might be a bit awkwardly worded, but it wouldn't change the meaning of the story at all. You can be a {{Badass}} badass without being a Hunter, of course, but only the Hunters' Association can ''certify'' you as one.
20th Oct '16 5:08:13 PM ZombieAladdin
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** Also, voltage alone does not tell you how strong some particular electrical source is. It's charge that does. Voltage is simply the difference in electrical charge between two points--that is, how easily electricity flows. Sticking a fork in a 110-volt outlet will give you a nasty shock (and a constant worry for parents of babies), and that's because the charge is pretty high. At the same time, rubbing an inflated balloon with someone's hair will set the balloon at hundreds of thousands of volts, but it's safe to touch the balloon because its charge is ridiculously small. Those "Danger: High Voltage" signs are telling you not that you'll get a strong shock, but that it's easy to get yourself shocked. (Riehlvelt could've said his whips carry one million coulombs of electricity, but far fewer people are familiar enough with coulombs to not stop and be confused or look it up.)
20th Oct '16 4:40:05 PM ZombieAladdin
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** If you can prove you are the same person, you likely wouldn't have to. [[spoiler:Kite, Hisoka, and Palm]] have all died and were reborn (two via the Chimera Ant process, one via an ingenious use of abilities). They seem to still enjoy Hunter privileges.
13th Oct '16 4:45:59 PM Johnny2071
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* In the 1999 anime, Hisoka's eyes are blue. During the Hunter exam, on Zebil Island, in his second confrontation with Kurapika and Leorio, when he laughs at them, hiding his face behind his hand, we see his eyes become golden (which also happens to be their colour in the 2011 anime). It's too deliberate to be a mistake. What does it mean? Why did they change? Is it the usual 'eye colour change to indicate mood/personality change' commonly seen in anime? Why did it happen only once? We may never know.

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* In the 1999 anime, Hisoka's eyes are blue. During the Hunter exam, on Zebil Zevil Island, in his second confrontation with Kurapika and Leorio, when he laughs at them, hiding his face behind his hand, we see his eyes become golden (which also happens to be their colour in the 2011 anime). It's too deliberate to be a mistake. What does it mean? Why did they change? Is it the usual 'eye colour change to indicate mood/personality change' commonly seen in anime? Why did it happen only once? We may never know.
*Suppose you pass the Hunter Exam, earn you license, but die at some point. Would you be able to retake the Hunter Exam if by any chance you were reborn?
*Since Hunter licenses can be destroyed, but cannot be replaced, how durable are the actual license cards?
26th Aug '16 6:27:47 PM avatar142
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* In the 1999 anime, Hisoka's eyes are blue. During the Hunter exam, on Zebil Island, in his second confrontation with Kurapika and Leorio, when he laughs at them, hiding his face behind his hand, we see his eyes become golden (which also happens to be their colour in the 2011 anime). It's too deliberate to be a mistake. What does it mean? Why did they change? Is it the usual 'eye colour change to indicate mood/personality change' commonly seen in anime? Why did it happen only once? We may never know.
7th Jun '16 9:11:33 AM olivemeister
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** I need to double-check this, but I believe that Chrollo doesn't need to ''learn'' the target's name and powers within a time limit, rather that he needs to be ''told'' them - so if Shalnark (and Kortopi, and whoever else in the Troupe Chrollo might have the powers of) told Chrollo his name, explained his powers, and showed them off, it would fulfill the conditions even though Chrollo already knew these things. It's possible that even if the phrasing is 'learn', being verbally told something he already knows would still fulfill the condition, but that's more speculation.

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** I need to double-check this, but I believe that Chrollo doesn't need to ''learn'' the target's name and powers within a time limit, rather that he needs to be ''told'' them - so if Shalnark (and Kortopi, and whoever else in the Troupe Chrollo might have the powers of) told Chrollo his name, explained his powers, and showed them off, it would fulfill the conditions even though Chrollo already knew these things. It's possible that even if the phrasing is 'learn', being verbally told something he already knows would still fulfill the condition, but that's more speculation. Edit: double-checked. Chrollo does ''not'' need to learn his target's name, this is one of the requirements for ''Neon's'' power. The requirements for Chrollo's hatsu are 1. witnessing the target's ability (easily done), 2. having the target explain said ability (so, even if he already knows it, the condition is activated by getting them to explain it, not learning it) 3. have the target touch the handprint on the cover of the book, and then 4. all within one hour. All of these conditions can be easily fulfilled by a Troupe member.
5th Jun '16 12:11:35 AM olivemeister
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** I need to double-check this, but I believe that Chrollo doesn't need to ''learn'' the target's name and powers within a time limit, rather that he needs to be ''told'' them - so if Shalnark (and Kortopi, and whoever else in the Troupe Chrollo might have the powers of) told Chrollo his name, explained his powers, and showed them off, it would fulfill the conditions even though Chrollo already knew these things. It's possible that even if the phrasing is 'learn', being verbally told something he already knows would still fulfill the condition, but that's more speculation.
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