History Headscratchers / HunterXHunter

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.
30th May '16 11:56:16 AM WitchHatsFTW
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** Basically this. Also, the rule for not killing anyone was met with the condition that, if anyone killed anyone else, the killer would be disqualified and everyone else would pass automatically. It's assumed from this wording that all other conditions would be ignored, and that everyone but the person responsible for murder, regardless of circumstance, would pass.

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** Basically this. Also, the rule for not killing anyone was met with the condition that, if anyone killed anyone else, the killer would be disqualified and everyone else would pass automatically. It's assumed from this wording that all other conditions would be ignored, and that everyone but the person responsible for murder, regardless of circumstance, would pass. Basically, even if Leorio had been disqualified for Killua's interference in his fight, Killua's murder of Leorio's opponent overwrote that disqualification, and he and everyone else passed instantly.


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** Greed Island got its infamy for being a difficult game after countless players tried, and failed, to beat it. They also state that there's plenty of players who went into the game without coming back out. Each copy of the game can host multiple players, and there was 100 copies sold, so the number of players would reasonably hover around the hundreds. Moreover, it's outright stated that the wimps Tsezgerra's group picked up were stragglers who were both too weak to try to beat the game and unable to acquire a Leave card to escape the game. Tsezgerra's group hired them by promising them Leave cards in exchange for their participation in fighting Razor.
30th May '16 11:34:01 AM WitchHatsFTW
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** Basically this. Also, the rule for not killing anyone was met with the condition that, if anyone killed anyone else, the killer would be disqualified and everyone else would pass automatically. It's assumed from this wording that all other conditions would be ignored, and that everyone but the person responsible for murder, regardless of circumstance, would pass.
26th Apr '16 1:44:48 PM ZombieAladdin
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* How was Chrollo able to take Shalnark's powers? The conditions to steal an ability and put it in his book is that Chrollo has to learn the name of his subject, hear the subject describe his or her powers, see the powers used in person, have the subject put his or her hand on the book's front cover, and do all this within 24 hours or Chrollo cannot steal his or her powers ever again. But Chrollo has known Shalnark for a long time and is likely well-aware of what his powers are. How was Chrollo able to fulfill the "within 24 hours" part?

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* How was Chrollo able to take Shalnark's powers? The conditions to steal an ability and put it in his book is that Chrollo has to learn the name of his subject, hear the subject describe his or her powers, see the powers used in person, have the subject put his or her hand on the book's front cover, and do all this within 24 hours one hour or Chrollo cannot steal his or her powers ever again. But Chrollo has known Shalnark for a long time and is likely well-aware of what his powers are. How was Chrollo able to fulfill the "within 24 hours" one hour" part?
26th Apr '16 12:37:33 AM ZombieAladdin
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* How was Chrollo able to take Shalnark's powers? The conditions to steal an ability and put it in his book is that Chrollo has to learn the name of his subject, hear the subject describe his or her powers, see the powers used in person, have the subject put his or her hand on the book's front cover, and do all this within 24 hours or Chrollo cannot steal his or her powers ever again. But Chrollo has known Shalnark for a long time and is likely well-aware of what his powers are. How was Chrollo able to fulfill the "within 24 hours" part?
8th Apr '16 5:08:30 PM sloshy
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*For such a supposedly rare game, there seem to be a lot of people playing ''Greed Island'' outside of the people that went in with Tsezgerra. Are there just other expeditions like Tsezgerra's that just happened to be going on at the same time? Also, even though it was explicitly stated that the game was life-threatening and not for the weak, how were Gon and the others able to find such wimps to round out their team for their fight against Razor? You'd think they'd have either died or escaped by that point, but nope, they're still there somehow.
4th Apr '16 6:18:37 PM DuskNoble
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** Probably lots and lots and LOTS of things like donations, rewards for jobs like monster/criminal extermination, etc. The insanely powerful hunters provide a LOT of benefits for normal people, so naturally, rewards for such work is probably expected or offered. And as mentioned above, you want these people to stay happy. Because God help you if you piss them off, or even just annoy them.
** Depending on how many hunters are like Gon mentally, only a few of significant power will due, closing yourself off to them would be like an open calling card and challenge to get into said area.
** It's pretty obvious that [=HxH=]-world politics don't work quite like they do in what we laughingly call the 'real world'... examples like the Neo Green Life/League and Ryuusegai, the Underground Auctions in York Shin (which happen annually at the same time as the regular auctions), the Hunters Exam itself... none of that would quite work in the real world.
** Not to mention that the "restricted" parts of the world are either too dangerous or too delicate for normal people to enter, they probably have a controlling interest in the companies that sponsor those public services, what kind of prisoner would be dangerous to a hunter and what kind of person who was dangerous to a hunter would become a prisoner, and it's not like they can kill just anybody without legal repurcussions, just guys with bounties

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** Probably lots and lots and LOTS of things like donations, rewards for jobs like monster/criminal extermination, etc. The insanely powerful hunters Hunters provide a LOT of benefits for normal people, so naturally, rewards reward for such work is probably expected or offered. And as mentioned above, you want these people to stay happy. Because God help you if you piss them off, or even just annoy them.
** Depending on how many hunters Hunters are like Gon mentally, only a few of significant power will due, do, closing yourself off to them would be like an open calling card and challenge to get into said area.
** It's pretty obvious that [=HxH=]-world politics don't work quite like they do in what we laughingly laughably call the 'real world'... examples like the Neo Green Life/League and Ryuusegai, the Underground Auctions in York Shin (which happen annually at the same time as the regular auctions), the Hunters Exam itself... none of that would quite work in the real world.
** Not to mention that the "restricted" parts of the world are either too dangerous or too delicate for normal people to enter, they enter. They probably have a controlling interest in the companies that sponsor those public services, what kind of prisoner would be dangerous to a hunter Hunter and what kind of person who was dangerous to a hunter Hunter would become a prisoner, and it's not like they can kill just anybody without legal repurcussions, just guys with bountiesbounties.



*** My guess is that they assumed that if you go over the line way too many times, more people will pay other hunters to go after you, solving the problem and in a way keeping you in line. That's why no matter if you are the leader of the most fearsome mafia, you don't to go bullying every other organization, difference in number is difference in number.
*** It's later find out that a kill here and there wont be a problem but by hunter law you'll be pursued if you abuse the rule as Illumi did.
** It's kinda like Hunters are so badass that the rules of society don't really apply to them, anything they want they have the power and force to take it themselves if they wanted to, whether it be getting into dangerous areas or all kinds of services that require a fee for normal folk. Essentially the Hunter status is a way of skipping all of the potential damage they may cause by giving them free rein to achieve whatever they want without the restrictions that normal people face.
*** Politics can't exactly function normally in a world where some people have superpowers. Some hunters like the examiners or Wing are at least seen trying to seep nen a secret from the general public, which is technically good because anyone could theoretically learn how to use it. For the association, it's probably also also a matter of having superior power, but it's still the difference between giving a few people power, teaching them how to use it and hoping they won't brake anything too important, and giving everyone power and letting it all go to hell. The second option would probably render whatever law they have over in their world obsolete.
** When Satotsu was giving Gon his license after Hunter Exam was over, he explained that Hunters were given all of those advantages because of the good their predecessors did in the past.
* How come his family says that Killua is the heir to the family business and one of their most talented when Kalluto has full control over his nen abilities at an age Killua didn't even know nen existed?

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*** My guess is that they assumed that if you go over the line way too many times, more people will pay other hunters Hunters to go after you, solving the problem and in a way keeping you in line. That's why no matter if you are the leader of the most fearsome mafia, you don't to go bullying every other organization, difference in number numbers is difference in number.
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*** It's later find out revealed that a kill here and there wont won't be a problem but by hunter Hunter law you'll be pursued if you abuse the rule as Illumi did.
** It's kinda like Hunters are so badass that the rules of society don't really apply to them, anything they want they have the power and force to take it themselves if they wanted to, whether it be getting into dangerous areas or all kinds of services that require a fee for normal folk. Essentially Essentially, the Hunter status is a way of skipping all of the potential damage they may cause by giving them free rein to achieve whatever they want without the restrictions that normal people face.
*** Politics can't exactly function normally in a world where some people have superpowers. Some hunters Hunters like the examiners or Wing are at least seen trying to seep nen keep Nen a secret from the general public, which is technically good because anyone could theoretically learn how to use it. For the association, it's probably also also a matter of having superior power, but it's still the difference between giving a few people power, teaching them how to use it and hoping they won't brake break anything too important, and giving everyone power and letting it all go to hell. The second option would probably render whatever law they have over in their world obsolete.
** When Satotsu was giving Gon his license after afte the Hunter Exam was over, he explained that Hunters were given all of those advantages because of the good their predecessors did in the past.
* How come his family says that Killua is the heir to the family business and one of their most talented when Kalluto has full control over his nen Nen abilities at an age Killua didn't even know nen Nen existed?



** Kalluto just got the knowledge of the existence of nen earlier somehow, there is nothing that says you need a certain level of power to use nen, Killia could had learned nen earlier if someone else would had told or attack him with it, and with his alleged skill he would had been more skilled than Kalluto at that age (10 I think)had they learned about it at the same age.
** It's said that as the heir Killua is given a more severe training. He said that they made him participate in the Heaven's Tower but he left before the 200, so they probably wanted him to learn nen the hard way (by baptism) than more safely like they probably did with Kalluto.

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** Kalluto just got the knowledge of the existence of nen Nen earlier somehow, there is nothing that says you need a certain level of power to use nen, Nen, Killia could had have learned nen Nen earlier if someone else would had told tol him about it or attack attacked him with it, and with his alleged skill he would had have been more skilled than Kalluto at that age (10 I think)had they learned about it at the same age.
** It's said that as the heir Killua is given a more severe training. He said that they made him participate in the Heaven's Tower but he left before reaching the 200, 200th floor, so they probably wanted him to learn nen Nen the hard way (by baptism) than more safely like they probably did with Kalluto.



** I dont think this is that uncommon in the real world. If you're firing full auto you need to compensate for recoil somehow.

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** I dont don't think this is that uncommon in the real world. If you're firing full auto you need to compensate for recoil somehow.



** When you look at all the things and people they have gone through after the exam, what would be the point of giving a hunter lisence to someone who can't deal with a measily man-eating plant. They would be dead on their first job.
** This actually becomes a plot point much later on, as some of the higher ranking hunters want to reform the Hunter exams to prevent unnecessary deaths.

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** When you look at all the things and people they have gone through after the exam, what would be the point of giving a hunter lisence Hunter License to someone who can't deal with a measily man-eating plant. plant? They would be dead on their first job.
** This actually becomes a plot point much later on, as some of the higher ranking hunters Hunters want to reform the Hunter exams to prevent unnecessary deaths.



** Only the original six members (Chrollo/Kuroro, Feitan, Franklin, Machi, Nobunaga, Pakunoda, and Uvogin.) came from meteor city.
** His DNA wasn't on file (remember, he was one of the fake corpses the Mafia got their hands on) meaning that he is from Meteor City. As for the hunter license: he could have stolen it or registered under an assumed identity.
** She materializes a revolver, she could only shot 6 bullets ([[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hunter_x_hunter/v13/c119/9.html which she said is the same number as the founding members]]). She is a founding member herself yet is not taking a bullet, throwing the number off, given that Shalnark is the smartest member so that may be the possibility she picked him.
** He is a thief after all he probably stole it. Considering his ability he could have made the original owner tell him everything about it's use.
** Most likely, they just give the Hunter License at the end of the exam to everyone who finishes regardless of personal records. I think that each License is tied to the user's nen-signature/nen-thumbprint (even if they're not nen-capable yet, they can still give one off). This would explain why Hunter perks are unusable to anyone except the original carrier, yet Illumi could use "Gittarackur's" license for his assignment. They don't need personal records because that signature/thumbprint is all the proof they need of your identity. You can see that Shalnark is officially licensed and obtained it legitimately as he was required to vote for the 13th chairman--otherwise, they wouldn't have given him the obligation.
* When Killua returns from Greed Island to do the Hunter Exam for the second time, why does he knock out Zepile? That guy helped them get enough money to get to greed island and got Gon enough money to get his hunter license back.

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** Only the original six members (Chrollo/Kuroro, Feitan, Franklin, Machi, Nobunaga, Pakunoda, and Uvogin.) came from meteor city.
Meteor City.
** His DNA wasn't on file (remember, he was one of the fake corpses the Mafia got their hands on) meaning that he is from Meteor City. As for the hunter license: Hunter License: he could have stolen it or registered under an assumed identity.
** She materializes a revolver, she could only shot shoot 6 bullets ([[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/hunter_x_hunter/v13/c119/9.html which she said is the same number as the founding members]]). She is a founding member herself yet is not taking a bullet, throwing the number off, given that Shalnark is the smartest member so that may be the possibility she picked him.
** He is a thief thief, after all he all. He probably stole it. Considering his ability ability, he could have made the original owner tell him everything about it's its use.
** Most likely, they just give the Hunter License at the end of the exam to everyone who finishes regardless of personal records. I think that each License is tied to the user's nen-signature/nen-thumbprint Nen-signature/Nen-thumbprint (even if they're not nen-capable Nen-capable yet, they can still give one off). This would explain why Hunter perks are unusable to anyone except the original carrier, yet Illumi could use "Gittarackur's" license for his assignment. They don't need personal records because that signature/thumbprint is all the proof they need of your identity. You can see that Shalnark is officially licensed and obtained it legitimately as he was required to vote for the 13th chairman--otherwise, they wouldn't have given him the obligation.
* When Killua returns from Greed Island to do the Hunter Exam for the second time, why does he knock out Zepile? That guy helped them get enough money to get to greed island and got Gon enough money to get his hunter license Hunter License back.



* How the characters manage to see anything in the middle of the night, in a pitch black forest, during the prelude to the first Hunter Exam.

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* How do the characters manage to see anything in the middle of the night, in a pitch black forest, during the prelude to the first Hunter Exam.Exam?



** Leorio stayed behind and Kurapika followed Gon, who's spend most of his life in the wild.
** Kurapika and Gon are both established as having more-than-human senses before that, in the manga at least. And at one point in the old anime Gon explained that the path to his home in Whale Island got really dark at night.
* The hunter exam is incredibly risky and we see applicants being killed left and right, and not ''just'' because it's a special year with creepy people like Hisoka and Illumi attending, but also because of random obstacles like monsters, or animals, or whatever they are supposed to be. So basically, most aren't anywhere near the level that it takes to actually become a hunter. Did they actually survive a previous attempt? I'm inclined to believe that they actually were rookies and just not important enough to mention, but there's nothing in canon to back it up (the manga and all the adaptations kinda are kinda mashed in my head, but I think it was stated somewhere that there were only about 20 rookies that time.)
** The first part of Satotzu's test was just running in a tunnel, many failed to do just that. It's possible that many of the ones that died in the second half of the first test and the second attempt at the second test just failed on a very early and yet not lethal part the previous year's exam. The sushi test wasn't life threatening either.
* How did Killua recognize Zeno's Dragon Dive? Since its a nen attack he couldn't have seen when he was kid since it would be invisible. So it means that he saw the attack after he learned nen, but the places he went to after learning nen was Yorkshin,Greed Island, then the Chimera Ant Island. So when did he meet Zeno?

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** Leorio stayed behind and Kurapika followed Gon, who's spend spent most of his life in the wild.
** Kurapika and Gon are both established as having more-than-human senses before that, in the manga at least. And at one point in the old anime anime, Gon explained that the path to his home in Whale Island got really dark at night.
* The hunter exam Hunter Exam is incredibly risky and we see applicants being killed left and right, and not ''just'' because it's a special year with creepy people like Hisoka and Illumi attending, but also because of random obstacles like monsters, or animals, or whatever they are supposed to be. So basically, most aren't anywhere near the level that it takes to actually become a hunter. Hunter. Did they actually survive a previous attempt? I'm inclined to believe that they actually were rookies and just not important enough to mention, but there's nothing in canon to back it up (the manga and all the adaptations kinda are kinda mashed together in my head, but I think it was stated somewhere that there were only about 20 rookies that time.)
** The first part of Satotzu's test was just running in a tunnel, many failed to do just that. It's possible that many of the ones that died in the second half of the first test and the second attempt at the second test just failed on a very early and yet not lethal part of the previous year's exam. The sushi test wasn't life threatening either.
* How did Killua recognize Zeno's Dragon Dive? Since its it's a nen attack Nen attack, he couldn't have seen it when he was kid since it would be invisible. have been invisible to him. So it means that he saw the attack after he learned nen, Nen, but the places he went to after learning nen Nen was Yorkshin,Greed Yorkshin, Greed Island, then the Chimera Ant Island. So when did he meet Zeno?



*** It's also a Transformation ability, and i'm fairly sure that if you haven't learned Nen everything from emission and transformation is invisible.
** At some point Killua could had seen Zeno use Dragon Dive without really knowing what it was or how he did it, even slightly "feeling" the aura, then figure it out after finding out about nen, in the same way he figured Illumi used nen on him in the hunter exam.

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*** It's also a Transformation ability, and i'm I'm fairly sure that if you haven't learned Nen everything from emission Emission and transformation Transformation is invisible.
** At some point Killua could had have seen Zeno use Dragon Dive without really knowing what it was or how he did it, even slightly "feeling" the aura, then figure it out after finding out about nen, Nen, in the same way he figured Illumi used nen Nen on him in the hunter exam.Hunter Exam.



** It seems to be event based. There was a part where Gensuru kidnapped a player and made him roll Risky Dice. The player used Lottery once to get a random card and when he got the wrong one they didn't make him use another Lottery which seems to indicate that Risky Dice is event based.
* Ok, so after each Exam, those people who made it through and became new Hunters are let out into the world, but the Hunters Association sends people after them to make sure they all learn Nen. Ok, but why are the levels of teaching so absurdly different? Kurapika is able to perform a full Hatsu after the Heavens Arena arc, while Gon and Killua only got as far as Ren and Gyo, and Leorio was only taught Ten. In fact, Leorio was ''lied to by his teacher'', since he mistakenly believes Ten and Nen to be synonymous. This puts Kurapika's combat power head and shoulders above the rest of the main characters. Why weren't all of them given the same level of teaching that Kurapika recieved?
** Actually, there may be a bit of FridgeBrilliance to it. It's all about resolve; Kurapika's end goal is to defeat the Ryodan and get the scarlet eyes, he NEEDS Nen for that first one and if resolve was money, he'd be swimming in it like an anthropomorphic duck. Killua and Gon also learned Nen, but not to the extent of Kurapika, because Nen is not completely necessary for their goal, Gon wants to find his father and Killua just wants to tag along. They are also Nen prodigies. Now if you look at Leorio, he has one goal, to become a doctor by gaining a lot of money, there is absolutely no Nen training necessary for this goal. Now look at it from the perspective of their teachers. Kurapika basically forced her teacher to divulge information, Wing taught Gon and Killua because otherwise they would have been killed in the Heavenly Tower and while we haven't seen Leorios teacher one can assume that he sensed the lack of resolve in him and just trained him in Ten to get rid of him. You can also see it as the teachers holding back the Nen knowledge to see how much their students want it.
** Kurapika also was hasty, Gon and Killua weren't in any rush to learn hatsu, in fact Gon only asked Wing for tips and ideas when they wanted to take the test to go to Greed Island. There's also the fact that Kurapika has an understanding of it and it's helped by his scarlet eyes but he doesn't have the same level of skill and mastery that Gon and Killua have.
* This may be built upon a misunderstanding, but it always bothered me that [[CrapsackWorld In a world practically run by mobsters and mercenaries]] [[CrapsaccharineWorld (no matter how wacky those mercenaries may be)]] how are we suppose to view the Phantom Troupe as the BigBad of the series? So far they've only done one real evil thing in the series and even there it seems like the world is largely fine with it, I mean the eyes of the Kurata are so for a high price in a well publicized market event for bigwigs to buy, and the main conflict of that whole arc was pretty much about [[InsaneTrollLogic one group of people trying to steal back what another group of people stole back after they stole them from another group of people]] so it's not like they are immoral par the world they live in. Hell if [[UnfortunateImplications Kurapika died no one would care at all about the genocide of an entire ethnic group.]] It's not even like this is used to further Kurapika's character or how [[PrecisionFStrike F'd]] up this world is we're just suppose to know these guys are bad because they did that, which seems a little like lazy writing on Togashi's part.
** 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 cliche 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 thread.

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** It seems to be event based. There was a part where Gensuru kidnapped a player and made him roll Risky Dice. The player used Lottery once to get a random card and when he got the wrong one they didn't make him use another Lottery Lottery, which seems to indicate that Risky Dice is event based.
* Ok, so after each Exam, those people who made it through and became new Hunters are let out into the world, but the Hunters Hunter Association sends people after them to make sure they all learn Nen. Ok, but why are the levels of teaching so absurdly different? Kurapika is able to perform a full Hatsu after the Heavens Arena arc, while Gon and Killua only got as far as Ren and Gyo, and Leorio was only taught Ten. In fact, Leorio was ''lied to by his teacher'', since he mistakenly believes Ten and Nen to be synonymous. This puts Kurapika's combat power head and shoulders above the rest of the main characters. Why weren't all of them given the same level of teaching that Kurapika recieved?
** Actually, there may be a bit of FridgeBrilliance to it. It's all about resolve; Kurapika's end goal is to defeat the Ryodan and get the scarlet eyes, he NEEDS Nen for that first one and if resolve was money, he'd be swimming in it like an anthropomorphic duck. Killua and Gon also learned Nen, but not to the extent of Kurapika, because Nen is not completely necessary for their goal, Gon wants to find his father and Killua just wants to tag along. They are also Nen prodigies. Now if you look at Leorio, he has one goal, to become a doctor by gaining a lot of money, there is absolutely no Nen training necessary for this goal. Now look at it from the perspective of their teachers. Kurapika basically forced her teacher to divulge information, Wing taught Gon and Killua because otherwise they would have been killed in the Heavenly Tower and while we haven't seen Leorios Leorio's teacher one can assume that he sensed the lack of resolve in him and just trained him in Ten to get rid of him. You can also see it as the teachers holding back the Nen knowledge to see how much their students want it.
** Kurapika was also was hasty, Gon and Killua weren't in any rush to learn hatsu, Hatsu, in fact Gon only asked Wing for tips and ideas when they wanted to take the test to go to Greed Island. There's also the fact that Kurapika has an understanding of it and it's helped by his scarlet eyes but he doesn't have the same level of skill and mastery that Gon and Killua have.
* This may be built upon a misunderstanding, but it always bothered me that [[CrapsackWorld In a world practically run by mobsters and mercenaries]] [[CrapsaccharineWorld (no matter how wacky those mercenaries may be)]] how are we suppose supposed to view the Phantom Troupe as the BigBad of the series? So far they've only done one real evil thing in the series and even there it seems like the world is largely fine with it, I mean the eyes of the Kurata are so sold for a high price in a well publicized market event for bigwigs to buy, and the main conflict of that whole arc was pretty much about [[InsaneTrollLogic one group of people trying to steal back what another group of people stole back after they stole them from another group of people]] so it's not like they are immoral par the world they live in. Hell if [[UnfortunateImplications Kurapika died no one would care at all about the genocide of an entire ethnic group.]] It's not even like this is used to further Kurapika's character or how [[PrecisionFStrike F'd]] up this world is is, we're just suppose supposed to know these guys are bad because they did that, which seems a little like lazy writing on Togashi's part.
** 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 Big Bad doesn't mean they have to be the cliche 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 thread.threat.
27th Feb '16 11:04:27 PM JSKT
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** Maybe that's why he always has his hand in his pockets.
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