History Headscratchers / HunterXHunter

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.
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?
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