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Biscuit is an in-universe Eldritch AbominationHer "real" form was of an extremely muscular woman, and she said she was 50-something, but just a little girl becoming a muscular, middle-aged woman wouldn't impose that much fear as she did, to make the guys almost crap themselves in the pants, as it wouldn't be that abnormal in that part of HxH's universe. She could probably that world's version of Cthulhu, and could release an even more firghtening form. But unlike Lovecraft's Cthulhu, she's endearing with most kids, and disguises as a cute little girl. Perhaps she's over 1000 years as well, and the whole universe is The Plan of her to make kids rule, as they seem to make more sense than the adults in such place.
Killua's grandmother is a nekomimi, a bakeneko, or some combination of the two. By extension, Zeno Zaoldyeck is a furry.Evidence:
Ging Freecss brought the Chimera Ant Queen where she was.Chimera Ants are normally under the strictest quarantine, yet one not only broke loose, but washed up on shore of the country least prepared for such a threat. This couldn't have been accidental; someone must have taken the Chimera Ant Queen to Neo Green Life. I suspect Ging Freecss. He may be testing Gon the way he did with Greed Island or allowing him to become stronger, and he is also the only character seen thus far who can take on the King in his current state in case something goes wrong. Seeing the way Greed Island works, he seems to be either extremely confident in Gon or somewhat reckless, and considering the nature of Greed Island, he has little to no concern for human life. Unleashing the worst Chimera Ant outbreak ever would be perfectly in-character for Ging, as much as we know about him.
Genetic and body modification technology is well understood and relatively easy to obtain.
Milluki and Ickshonpe are rivals.
Illumi is a Stalker with/without a crush.
WM Gs about Gon's mom
Biscuit is Gon's mother.The main, concealed reason she participated in Greed Island and helped Gon and Killua was to see how her son was doing. Remember, Greed Island is over a decade old and Biscuit is in her late 50s; if she really wanted that gem so badly, wouldn't she have gone after it sooner? That she waited until Gon entered the game, and then proceeded to help him and his friend, is pretty suspicious! She acted like she wasn't familiar with Ging, but she's a natural liar and for whatever reason decided to conceal her relation to him and Gon. Of course if I'm right this raises some questions about Ging's sexual preferences...
'Aunt' Mito is Gon's Mom.When we get peeks into Gign's childhood, there's a few things to it that seem just a little 'off.' Mito seems to care for Ging A LOT, and appears to have had that kind of nervous crush attitude around him in flashbacks. What little interactions we see between them give off this sense of a very deep sense of connection between the two, with an odd sort of attempted distance that seems to imply romantic feelings one or both of them is afraid to pursue. She gets VERY distant and evasive when the subject of Gon's mother is brought up, and in general it feels like there's something she and her mother just aren't telling us.
Gon's mother does not exist.Ging accidently (or was pranked into) carried a pregnancy stone from Greed Island around and got pregnant with Gon.
WM Gs about Kurapika and his revenge, the Scarlet Eyes, and the Kuruta clan and the massacre thereof
In at least the first anime, Kurapika is a survivor of at least a sexual assault, and probably longer-term sexual abuse.The scene on the Filler Ship Hotel where Leorio walks out of the bathroom naked after a shower and Kurapika flips out on him is probably meant to be Played for Laughs, but this troper finds it absolutely chilling. In Leorio's angry grumblings later, it's even spelled out that Kurapika was "assuming weird things" and thought that Leorio was planning to "attack" him. Think about what it means, that Kurapika's automatic first interpretation of the situation of Leorio (who is his friend, and someone he trusts) walking into his bedroom naked as being a sign that 1) Leorio intends to rape him, and 2) he must defend himself by punching Leorio in the face until this is no longer true. That is an extreme enough reaction to the situation that it's probably a learned behavior, meaning that, at some point in Kurapika's life, a man walking into his room naked did mean that he was about to get raped. It also puts Kurapika's apparent preference for sleeping either in a hammock or sitting up with his back to something solid (even when there was a perfectly good couch available, as in when they were waiting in that room for 50 hours) in a disturbing new light: When sleeping sitting up like that or sleeping in a hammock, it's very difficult for someone to climb on top of you without waking you up first.
The Scarlet Eyes are actually an entirely ordinary shade of red. Their supposed beauty is entirely supernatural in origin.It's stated in canon that the colour of them is considered the most beautiful shade of red in the world, and this is treated as an objective fact, or at the very least a universal consensus. That in itself is bizarre; beauty is supposed to be something subjective, and eyes are a body part that humans are supposed to instinctively find disturbing by themselves (e.g., floating in jars, as they're usually sold). Severed heads (the other form of 'packaging' for them) have the same problem, and yet the appreciation for them isn't as fringe as you'd expect from that. Quite to the contrary, the Scarlet Eyes are considered one of the seven wonders of the world for their beauty. Even though the Hunterverse is a Crapsaccharine World, this is a huge departure from what would be expected, all things being mundane. Therefore, there must be something else about them that's strong enough to universally shift people's perception of them towards "Wow, that's gorgeous," even when a pair of normal eyes in the same context would evoke revulsion. It's also stated elsewhere that they're the same colour as flames, but fire isn't really given any special significance re: beauty outside of that comparison, and if fire had the same visual appeal as the Scarlet Eyes, Kurapika's clan wouldn't have died. While it could be argued that looking at a fire isn't the same as looking at someone's eyes, that would be ignoring that, every time the beauty of the Scarlet Eyes comes up, it's always stated that it's the colour that's so attractive. Yet, there's no significant trade in other items of the same or similar colour, and the salamander charm Kurapika found in the filler ship test (which, admittedly, is of dubious canonical status) was a very similar colour to the Scarlet Eyes, but was not considered very valuable. If it was the colour itself that made the Scarlet Eyes so precious, so worth killing for, then any other object that same shade should evoke the same effect, but that's not what we see at all. Therefore, I think the best conclusion is that there is something inherently preternatural about the Scarlet Eyes' beauty.
Kurapika's natural eye color is scarlet.Kurapika (and of course the rest of the late Kuruta's) eyes are actually naturally red. The other, more 'usual' colors bleed forward when not in a state of extreme agitation, and then fade when a Kuruta gets royally pissed off. This could explain why the eyes remain red in death and do not revert back to their original color(s). Whatever hormone or enzyme controlling the color-change is no longer active, and so the eyes remain scarlet. Kurapika is also seen wih a variety of different eye colors in series. In fact, the only color and shade that's constant IS the red one. We could blame this on the animators, but we all KNOW there's something more going on here.
How Kurapika's quest for revenge will end...Kurapika, as it is know, uses chains for attacks. The thing is, these chains are attached to his fingers, except his
Kurapika is a really flat-chested girlAt least, "his" disguise as a girl was too much effective.
The Kuruta clan was so reclusive because they were afraid.The world of Hx H is very nasty just under the shiny surface, and it would be surprising if human trafficking wasn't an active and highly lucrative market, even if it's underground. A pair of their eyes preserved in jars are worth billions. Think how much a pair still in a living, emotive head would be. The reason there aren't more, enslaved Kuruta around that weren't there during the massacre is probably because of how many generations they'd been in hiding, and how difficult it potentially is to subjugate someone who has access to Emperor Time (breaking them emotionally would risk them becoming too numb to activate the Scarlet Eyes anymore). The Scarlet Eyes have always been seen as a commodity; Kuroro was just the first person to realise that slaughtering the Kuruta the eyes are attached to is a lot less of a hassle.
The reason overusing the Scarlet Eyes causes Kurapika to pass out is because their "fire" is fueled by burning nen.There was just nothing left to burn.
The Kuruta clan were killed because someone from Meteor City married into it.Not sure how much of this counts as spoilers for the Kurapika extra chapters and how much falls under Foregone Conclusion, so spoilering the whole thing to be safe. The note left behind by the Ryodan reads "We reject no-one, so take nothing from us." That's almost the same as the note left by Meteor City's suicide bombers over one of theirs being falsely imprisoned, and it's just as over-the-top Disproportionate Retribution. The Ryodan has acted as enforcers for the Meteor City elders before against outsiders too powerful for the regular militia to handle, and a clan of alleged devilspawn infamous for their berserker rages sound pretty well out of the normals' league.
Nobunaga will be the one to take down Kurapika.Think about it. Out of all the Genei Ryodan members, Nobunaga is the only one who we don't know what his nen abilities are. It's probably something Nobunaga doesn't like to use but might be something that can stop Kurapika's chains. Also he is still upset over Ubo's death. Kurapika might make his revenge worse if he takes out Franklin, who knew about Nobunaga and Ubo's close friendship and knew the two before joining the group, implies he is also somewhat close to Nobunaga.
WM Gs about the Genei Ryodan, its members, Meteor City, etc., not relating to Kurapika or the Kuruta clan
Chrollo is a Death Seeker
Chrollo believes he inside a computer game
Kuroro is the Antichrist.Think about it. He's got that inverted cross motif going on, along with that tattoo/birthmark on his forehead, he's got 12 followers, his organization is made up of a total of 13 people, he has a positive opinion of Judas, his book has a Red Right Handprint on the cover, and he's an Expy of Sensui, whom we know Togashi-sensei piled tons of religious symbolism and numerology onto (special thanks goes to Sir Psycho Sexy for his essays on the subject, without which this Epileptic Tree might never have been grown).
Extension of above WMG: Kuroro wrote the Dark Sonata.He's covered in antichrist symbolism and he is shown faux-conducting Uvo's "requiem". Who's to say he doesn't compose as well?
Machi is half spider demonNow, the her being part demon would only work if the "Kuroro is Satan/the Antichrist" part is true; it would explain why she doesn't seem to care about anything/anyone other than him, and how she managed to clamp her muscles down on Killua's hand when there are no muscles in normal human anatomy that squeeze horizontally across the sternum. The spider part is where it gets interesting.
Machi isn't allowed to call coin flips, because she always gets them right.I know that we've only seen her participate in one coin flip, but it would make sense, what with her "intuition".
Shizuku suffers from mental retardation.Now, before any of ya'll give a knee-jerk "WTFNO!" reaction, let this troper explain herself. This epileptic tree isn't supposing that Shizuku is an idiot, only that her mental/emotional age appears to be much lower than her physical one, which fits the medical definition of retardation. Behold my reasoning:
The "official" religion of Meteor City is SatanismAlmost all first-generation citizens of Meteor City are people who have been literally thrown away and left to die by someone from the outside world. They're unwanted by anyone except as anonymous (and disposable) black ops. It's no small stretch of the imagination that they might decide that the God that's all-powerful and loves the world that threw them away doesn't want them, either. Literally every single person living in Meteor City who didn't run away there themselves has an entirely valid reason to be a bitter misotheist. It's also easy to posit that the general view on outsiders (soon-to-be-ex-outsiders nonwithstanding) is probably something along the lines of "They didn't care if we died; why should we care if they do?". . . which possibly gives the Ryodan members from Meteor City the mother of all Freudian Excuses.
Most of the Ryodan's profits go to making Meteor City more livable.Those occasional acts of philanthropy Hisoka spoke of? All in the name of helping the Ryodan's home town. As they've reiterated themselves many a time, "[They]'re thieves. [They] steal." The Ryodan lifestyle, by all appearances, seems to be that they steal everything they need in their day-to-day lives. Except for things like services that can't really be "stolen", they don't actually need money for anything, because they don't buy anything. So where does that money go? The creed of Meteor City dictates that they never give anything back to the outside world, and also supreme cooperation and kinship. Most of that money probably goes into getting fresh food and vital medicine for the less fortunate back home. Disclaimer: Not intending to Draco in Leather Pants the Ryodan here, or to try to justify their (incredibly heinous) crimes. This is just my headcanon.
WM Gs about the nature of the Hunter world, characters being characters from other series, and other Grand Unifying Guesses.
The Hunter world is a distant past version of YuYu Hakusho's demon world.The surviving Chimera Ants lived peacefully with the humans of the NGL, then eventually the rest of the world. Interbreeding produced children with interesting non-human features such as horns or scales. They also possessed a ridiculous amount of Nen which was later called Youki when the Spirit World branded the residents as "Youkai" or "demons." This also explains why some demons have a preferance for human meat, and why more powerful demons have longer lifespans (Nen practice could lengthen longetivity).
The Hunter world is a distant future version of YuYu Hakusho's world.Sometime after the end of YYH, a massive disaster occurred that merged the parallel planes of Human and Demon world into a single state of being. This completely rearranged the map, merged demons with humans and wildlife, and turned the world in to a much more wild and dangerous place where human and monsters lived side-by-side. Only the very strongest, like Yusuke, managed to survive and remain the way they'd always been. Fast-forward a few hundred years. Society's rebuilt itself around the new wildness of the world, with those who can stand up to monsters - the Hunters - taking a position of power in the world government. And on isolated Whale Island, Yusuke Urameshi's decendent is born... The "Other World" they refer to is the Human World. Oh, and Raizen was descended from Gon and Palm. Yuusuke's atavism made him look like his ancestor's ancestor, Gon Freecs.
The Hunter World is actually The past version of the Gourmet world.Since, like With Toriko, the Human world of Hunter × Hunter covers only 30% of the planets surface.
Gon's father, Ging Freecs, is actually Yuusuke Urameshi from YuYu HakushoYuusuke stumbled through a dimensional timespace vortex post-YYH, got de-aged, lost his memory, wound up on Whale Island in the Hunter x Hunterverse (which is arguably an alternate Earth with fudged-around geography, if you look at its world map sideways), got adopted by Mito's parents, and renamed Ging. He then proceeded to be too awesome to make a manga about (especially since Togashi-sensei had already done so once before), and so Togashi-sensei defaulted to making a manga about Yuusuke's sprog, Gon. This was probably a good idea.
Shaiapouf used to be at least partially Yaminade no Itsuki.It's pretty complicated, and involves Sensui's body being one of the components of the Ant King. But really, it'd be the ultimate in Togashi storyline Plans were it true. The whole theory (pictures included!)is here. (WARNING: SPOILERS for both Hunter × Hunter AND YuYu Hakusho)
Crack extension theory of the "Killua's grandmother is a cat creature" WMG above: Killua's grandmother is BotanShe does the cat thing, too.
The Naruto World shares the same planet as Hunter x Hunter.
Pariston is an older Tamaki Suoh (Ouran High School Host Club)They look similar and could damn well have the same personality. Pariston's been subdued (compared to Tamaki I mean) so far, but most of his scenes take place at official meetings. Maybe when we see him in a more casual setting his inner retard will finally let loose.
WMGs beyond this point contain significant spoilers for the manga beyond the end of the most recent anime episode available to English audiences
Here be spoilers
At the end of the Chimera Ant arc, it will be revealed that Komugi is pregnant with the Ant King's child.(I've been sitting on this one for a while, but I want to get it up here now, just in case I'm right, because this is probably going to be either Jossed or confirmed in a few chapters)
How the fight with the Chimera Ant King will end...Netero is losing. There is only one person more powerful than Netero...ergo, Ging appears, kills the King, and leaves.
Hisoka will kill GingUp until now, Hisoka's role in Hunter has been pretty ambiguous - Being some kind of mentor to Gon more often than not. Knowing about the limitations Gon imposed on himself in order to defeat Neferpitou, how could it not be tempting for Hisoka to push Gon over the edge - giving Gon the highest possible level of resolve, making him into the perfect opponent?
Nanika's requests aren't part of its ability.For an ordinary person to have a wish granted by Nanika, they must fulfill three of its requests. If they fail four times, they and at least one other person will die instantly. If the previously granted wish was particularly difficult, hundreds or thousands or more people may die as well. This happens even if the person is unaware of the ability and the consequences of failing the requests. While Nanika's ability is highly unusual in the first place, it seems too strange that Nanika can freely kill these people with its ability even if they are ignorant of it. It would be believable if the people made a contract with Nanika and fully understood what they were consenting to. It's completely unlike the similar type of imposed restriction ability we've seen (Kurapika's Judgment Chain) that requires the target understand what they must do to avoid the consequences. That Killua can make Nanika do anything at no cost to himself is also strange. In what way could a close relationship balance the vast potential cost of a wish, or as Killua puts it, an "order"? It would seem Nanika doesn't need the requests to use its power. If this is true, then perhaps Alluka, the one who actually makes requests, is just a sadist who enjoys tormenting people with her requests. Note she immediately makes a painful request of Tsubone after she scolded Killua, and seems to have a dark sense of humor - jokingly asking Killua to die for her.
Ging's target is Nanika.It's hinted he at least knows about Nanika, as he was certain Gon would recover. Nanika could supply him with whatever he is looking for. Notably, the word Ging uses to describe what he wants - in quotes - "something," is nanika (何か) in the original Japanese. However, Ging has said he wants to have fun on his journey and having his wish granted instantly might not be his style.
The manga is an attempt to create a reasonably realistic fantasy worldAlmost everyone has freudian excuses and realistic phsyhology,the balance of power is based on hunters and assasins who are baddass enough to always get what they want,most of the laws of physics apply when nen is not involved(except some of the biology things,like how chimera ants are impossible to exist,and some charles atlas superpower details)and are even acting in accordance to physical laws when nen is involved(miniature sun anyone?)the nen is very well explained compared to every other fictional fuctional magic,to the point of being realistic and most of batles are won by compromise,rather than with a absolute victory for the heroes(Gon is not the strongest guy in the exam,they do not manage to completely beat the tournament arc,or to collectthe money needed to buy greed island themselves,nor did they manage to decimate the Spider,and the arcs that they did uncompromisingly win were the greed island,in which basically they did not manage to complete their objective of meeting Gin and the chimera ants arc which was a huge pile of grey and grey morality they did win only with massive sacrifices.)Many things end up with anticlimaxes ([[spoiler:Meruem's cause of death(not the death itself,which was a tear jerker mind you)and the scene when Gon finds Ging)as it is fit for real life,while climaxes do exist.
The Outside/Dark Continent will be shaped like AntarcticaThat's the one and only real continent not shown on the HXH world map. Adding to this concept, Antarctica was shrouded in mystery for centuries similar to the Outside.
At least one known character is from the Outside/Dark ContinentIt was said that other types of humans do indeed live there. The first guess that comes to mind is... Pariston. It was already foreshadowed that he's not someone from normal society, and now it's been revealed he's part of a team planning to go to the Outside.
Pariston is going to use the Chimera Ants for the expedition to the OutsideGiven the fact he was seen in Beyond Netero's group, it means he knew about him long before anyone else. The entire election could have just been away for him to get out of the Twelve Zodiacs, so he could join Beyond's expedition, taking the Chimera Ants with him as an army to conquer the Outside, due to being naturally proficient in using Nen.