History Manga / HunterxHunter

13th Feb '17 6:42:21 AM Sullytofu
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** [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality Gon]] [[FriendToAllLivingThings Freecs]] has distinct shades of this. He isn't TheUnfettered, because he is guided by a strong sense of right and wrong, but as the counterfeiter he hangs out with finally realizes, "He doesn't care about the good and the bad." Mostly it's enough to peg him as ChaoticGood, but that doesn't really do him justice. Neither the readers nor the other characters can really predict where his moral sense will take him, and he surprises even his best friend (a child assassin) a lot. A serial killer once trained him and Killua, and he cheerfully allowed the person to go free afterward even after it was pointed out that this would cause more young women to get eaten, because "he helped us". After one of the Phantom Troupe is killed by Kurapika, Gon and Killua are captured by his best friend, who suspects them of involvement and rants, in tears, about [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes how much it hurts]] to have lost his blowing-stuff-all-to-hell partner. And ''Gon responds with sudden fury,'' because he had assumed that the Troupe's members could do such horrible things because they didn't understand how much it hurt to lose people, which meant he couldn't hold it against them, but if they ''can'' and still do it they're so incomprehensibly evil he wants to '''end''' them. Tonpa admits how much he enjoys watching people fail miserably and die taking the hunter exams, which infuriates everyone else... except Gon, who continues treating him like a friend because he inadvertently helped them with his cowardice. Hanzo broke his arm during the hunter exam and when he threatened Gon's life, Gon simply said that "they would have to settle things in a different way" because if he died then Hanzo would lose (Gon not at all realizing the implication of the threat or simply didn't care about dying at all). He uses Komugi, a blind, innocent girl who’s been mortally injured, as a hostage to ensure Neferpitou doesn't try to escape before bringing Kite back, and even [[MoralEventHorizon threatens to kill her]] if s/he does. To sum it up Gon has a simple world view, lives in the moment and judges people by their personalities and his experiences with them.
** The Chimera Ants enter this territory from time to time, as well. Though they're largely just evil. Although most of the ants are evil and some are good, the king, Meruem, is a master of this trope. All the experiences he goes through continually shape his moral code which fluctuates wildly through the arc, turning him from what appears to be a Cell ripoff into one of the most deep and interesting villains in Shonen manga. And yet he always seems to have his code stuck somewhere in the Blue and Orange territory.

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** [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality Gon]] [[FriendToAllLivingThings Freecs]] has distinct shades of this. He isn't TheUnfettered, because he is guided by a strong sense of right and wrong, but as the counterfeiter he hangs out with finally realizes, "He doesn't care about the good and the bad." Mostly it's It's easy enough to peg him as ChaoticGood, but that doesn't really do him justice. Neither the readers nor the other characters can really predict where his moral sense will take him, and he surprises even his best friend (a child assassin) a lot. A serial killer once trained him and Killua, and he cheerfully allowed the person to go free afterward even after it was pointed out that this would cause more young women to get eaten, because "he helped us".us" (though said serial killer later turned himself in out of appreciation for Gon). After one of the Phantom Troupe is killed by Kurapika, Gon and Killua are captured by his best friend, who suspects them of involvement and rants, in tears, about [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes how much it hurts]] to have lost his blowing-stuff-all-to-hell partner. And ''Gon responds with sudden fury,'' because he had assumed that the Troupe's members could do such horrible things because they didn't understand how much it hurt to lose people, which meant he couldn't hold it against them, but if they ''can'' and still do it they're so incomprehensibly evil he wants to '''end''' them. Tonpa admits how much he enjoys watching people fail miserably and die taking the hunter exams, which infuriates everyone else... except Gon, who continues treating him like a friend because he inadvertently helped them with his cowardice. Hanzo broke his arm during the hunter exam and when he threatened Gon's life, Gon simply said that "they would have to settle things in a different way" because if he died then Hanzo would lose (Gon not at all realizing the implication of the threat or simply didn't care about dying at all). He uses Komugi, a blind, innocent girl who’s been mortally injured, as a hostage to ensure Neferpitou doesn't try to escape before bringing Kite back, and even [[MoralEventHorizon threatens to kill her]] if s/he does. To sum it up Gon has a simple world view, lives in the moment and judges people by their personalities and his experiences with them.
** The Chimera Ants enter this territory from time to time, as well. Though they're largely just evil. Although most of the ants are evil and some are good, the king, Meruem, is a master of this trope. All the experiences he goes through continually shape his moral code which fluctuates wildly through the arc, turning him from what appears to be a Cell ripoff into one of the most deep and interesting villains in Shonen manga. And yet he always seems to have his code stuck somewhere in the Blue and Orange territory.territory, possibly due to the mental divide he faces between his ant personality and human nature.



* BountyHunter: a possible career option for licensed Hunters. Gon and his friends even give it a try themselves as part of a money-making scheme.

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* BountyHunter: a A possible career option for licensed Hunters. Gon and his friends even give it a try themselves as part of a money-making scheme.



* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Gon uses a DeadlyUpgrade to kill Pitou]].

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* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Gon uses a DeadlyUpgrade to kill Pitou]].Pitou. He sacrifices his ''life'', turning himself into an emaciated corpse that the audience isn't shown much of, thankfully. He's later restored to normal, but has been BroughtDownToNormal and can no longer use Nen, but it's unknown if he can simply go through the training again or if he's a normal person forever.]]



* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: Chrollo]], who seems to be one of [[spoiler: Sensui]] from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''; Hanzo: [=HxH=] and Kazemaru: YYH
** Leorio strongly resembles Kazuma Kuwabara: YYH; Killua/Hiei: YYH as well, they even have the same creepy "This-Is-My-Assassin-Face" look. Their personalities, however, are completely different.
** Feitan starts as an expy of Karasu: YYH but leans toward a DarkerAndEdgier version of Hiei: YYH in his later appearances.
** The Chimera Ant King and [[Anime/DragonBallZ Cell and Freezer]].

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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: Chrollo]], who seems to be one of [[spoiler: Sensui]] from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''; Hanzo: [=HxH=] in general there are a lot of ''Yu Yu Hakusho'' comparisons, like Hanzo and Kazemaru: YYH
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Kazemaru, Leorio strongly resembles Kazuma Kuwabara: YYH; Killua/Hiei: YYH as well, they and Kuwabara, and so on.
** Killua and Hiei. They
even have the same creepy "This-Is-My-Assassin-Face" look. Their personalities, however, are completely different.
** Feitan starts as an expy of Karasu: YYH Karasu, but leans toward a DarkerAndEdgier version of Hiei: YYH Hiei in his later appearances.
** The Chimera Ant King and [[Anime/DragonBallZ Cell and Freezer]].Cell.]]



** HumanityIsInfectious: And yet the better human qualities, like the ability to learn and change, and the ability to express empathy for others is ultimately what shines through in a lot of cases. By the end, [[spoiler: not a single malicious ant is left alive, and even the morally ambiguous ones are looking for a positive goal in life.]]



** Possibly you could state that on the blimp, Gon played this part for Killua. He was about to kill the girl when he heard Gon still fighting for her outside, and it brought him back to his old self. Since then he's seemed to avoid killing people if there was an alternative.

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** Possibly you could state that on the blimp, Gon played plays this part for Killua.Killua early on. He was about to kill the girl when he heard Gon still fighting for her outside, and it brought him back to his old self. Since then he's seemed to avoid killing people if there was an alternative.



* PersonalityPowers

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* PersonalityPowersPersonalityPowers: Nen is primarily based off of how the user is currently feeling. A particularly hateful or angry user, for instance, will produce a vile, stinging aura rather than the calm, neutral one that usually exudes from people.



* TheRemake: In just another one of the series come back from its hiatus, Jump's double issue #35-36 (2011) confirmed the rumors that Hunter X Hunter would get a new anime adaptation, the surprise was that it won't be a continuation from where the previous [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]] left off, it will be a complete remake, starting from the very begining of the manga.

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* TheRemake: In just another one of the series come back from its hiatus, Jump's double issue #35-36 (2011) confirmed the rumors that Hunter X Hunter would get a new anime adaptation, the surprise was that it won't be a continuation from where the previous [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVAs]] left off, it will be a complete remake, starting from the very begining of the manga. It continued for a few years before leaving off at an open-ended (though not unsatisfying) note at the end of the Chairman Election arc, due to said arc being the most completed arc at the time.



* SurpriseCreepy: You wouldn't guess it from the page image, but ''Hunter x Hunter'' is pretty dark for a shonen series. A lot of philosophical themes like the worth of the individual and the unfairness of the world are discussed, and topics like genocide, mass murder, inferiority, the idea of a ForeverWar come up during the infamous Chimera Ant arc. There is also a rather unsettling amount of serious violence even in the early points of the series- at one point during the Yorknew City arc, Uvogin, one of the resident bad guys, bites off part of a guys skull and uses the bones like bullets as he spits them at people.



* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. [[spoiler: The Chimera Ant King essentially ends up talking himself to death, and tries it on the heroes as well.]]
* ThirdActStupidity: Meruem for reasons mentioned under the IdiotBall section. Meruem’s bodyguards for staying stationed around Meruem ''all the time'' instead of dispatching one at a time to remove the obvious and looming danger and just be done with it.

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* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. [[spoiler: The Chimera Ant King essentially ends up talking himself to death, death due to a change of heart, and tries it on the heroes as well.]]
* ThirdActStupidity: Meruem for reasons mentioned under the IdiotBall section. Meruem’s bodyguards for staying stationed around Meruem ''all the time'' instead of dispatching one at a time to remove the obvious and looming danger and just be done with it. [[spoiler: Considering he has ulterior motives i.e finding out what they're hiding from him, his seeming idiocy becomes more understandable. It's also implied that he's aware already that he's dying, and wants to spend his last hour with companions.]]



* VerbalTic: Not sure if it counts but, most of Hisoka's word bubbles have the symbol for one of the four suits in a modern deck of playing cards; in other words, it'll have Clubs, Hearts, Diamonds or Spades.

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* VerbalTic: Not sure if it counts but, most of VerbalTic: Hisoka's word bubbles have the symbol for one of the four suits in a modern deck of playing cards; in other words, it'll have Clubs, Hearts, Diamonds or Spades.



* VillainOfAnotherStory: The main character Gon becomes friends with Killua, a kid that comes from a family of professional hitmen. While Killua is nice to Gon, at least at first, he's way less moral, they even have to face people wanting to take revenge on him for the things that his family did.

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* VillainOfAnotherStory: The main character Gon becomes friends with is Killua, a kid that comes from a family of professional hitmen. While Killua is nice to Gon, at least at first, he's way less moral, and they even have to face people wanting to take revenge on him for the things that his family did.



** [[spoiler: "Ko... Mugi?"]]

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** [[spoiler: Welfin ends the Chimera Ant arc by saying a single word that evaporates the remaining evil left in Meruem: "Ko... Mugi?"]]
16th Jan '17 6:26:26 PM DustSnitch
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** Ging is a deconstruction of the typical DisappearedDad seen in Shonen stories. He's a BadAss, sure, but his neglect towards his son Gon is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and frowned on InUniverse. Gon's goal of finding Ging also deconstructs the trope of a Shonen protagonist going on a quest to find their missing parent. Gon spends a large part of the series looking for him, and while they do get along, even Gon acknowledges that he doesn't really see him as a father, but as an awesome relative he's heard great things about, and realizes that he [[ItsTheJourneyThatCounts didn't necessarily want to meet Ging so much as find him]]. After he finally accomplishes this goal [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife he's left wondering where to go from there]].

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** Ging is a deconstruction of the typical DisappearedDad seen in Shonen stories. He's a BadAss, badass, sure, but his neglect towards his son Gon is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and frowned on InUniverse. Gon's goal of finding Ging also deconstructs the trope of a Shonen protagonist going on a quest to find their missing parent. Gon spends a large part of the series looking for him, and while they do get along, even Gon acknowledges that he doesn't really see him as a father, but as an awesome relative he's heard great things about, and realizes that he [[ItsTheJourneyThatCounts didn't necessarily want to meet Ging so much as find him]]. After he finally accomplishes this goal [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife he's left wondering where to go from there]].



* RockPaperScissors: A BadAss attack even.

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* RockPaperScissors: A BadAss badass attack even.
15th Jan '17 3:24:46 PM xIrelandx
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** But it's somewhat averted, in the 'heterosexual' department: [[https://31.media.tumblr.com/b0924de7c704ee271e40581763365d2f/tumblr_inline_n84jzwJRI01rrn75w.gif Killua kisses Gon. He likes it.]]
14th Jan '17 2:33:57 PM liarof
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** The fight between [[spoiler: Chrollo and Hisoka]] is awful even for this manga in a way in which deconstructs just what someone capable of world-bending magic powers and absolutely no conscience could really do.
7th Jan '17 4:03:05 AM Vampiiii
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* CrapsackWorld: Thought 9/11 was bad? Here terrorists kill 110,000 people in one event. The mob runs the world. Parts of the world are inhabited by demons.

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* CrapsackWorld: Thought 9/11 was bad? Here terrorists Terrorists kill 110,000 people in one event. The mob runs the world. Parts of the world are inhabited by demons.
28th Dec '16 9:10:56 AM rafi
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* AnachronicOrder: The actual Invasion during the Chimera ArcAnt arc hops between multiple scenes happening simultaneously.

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* AnachronicOrder: The actual Invasion during the Chimera ArcAnt "Chimera Ant" arc arc hops between multiple scenes happening simultaneously.
16th Dec '16 3:05:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* WorldOfBadass: When passing the Hunter Exam ''requires'' you to be a top-grade {{Badass}} at the very least, you know you're in one of these.

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* WorldOfBadass: When passing the Hunter Exam ''requires'' you to be a top-grade {{Badass}} badass at the very least, you know you're in one of these.
15th Dec '16 6:41:23 PM Doug86
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** The Chimera Ant King and [[DragonBallZ Cell and Freezer]].
** Similarly, Zazan and [[DragonBallZ Zarbon]]. Both are feminine, then transform into a big ugly lizard-looking thing...

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** The Chimera Ant King and [[DragonBallZ [[Anime/DragonBallZ Cell and Freezer]].
** Similarly, Zazan and [[DragonBallZ [[Anime/DragonBallZ Zarbon]]. Both are feminine, then transform into a big ugly lizard-looking thing...
7th Dec '16 6:35:31 PM SwiftSeraph
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* [[RodandReelRepurposed Rod-and-Reel Repurposed]]: Gon uses a fishing pole as a weapon before learning the Nen. However, he never uses it to directly attack an enemy.
3rd Nov '16 3:24:11 PM dasuberkaiser
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** [[spoiler: The Nanika/Election arc. [[WhiteandGreyMorality The bad guy turns out to be decent, and the EldritchAbomination turns out to be a cute little monster.]] Gon is healed, and finally meets his dad. Considering the [[CrapsackWorld Hunterverse]], the arc is refreshingly LighterAndSofter.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Nanika/Election arc. [[WhiteandGreyMorality [[WhiteAndGreyMorality The bad guy turns out to be decent, and the EldritchAbomination turns out to be a cute little monster.]] Gon is healed, and finally meets his dad. Considering the [[CrapsackWorld Hunterverse]], the arc is refreshingly LighterAndSofter.]]
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