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* SmallRoleBigImpact: She has less than 2 minutes of screentime, but revealing Nanika to Kikyo heavily affects the entire Election Arc.


* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Courtesy of Hisoka.]]

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* GroundShatteringLanding: Performs one of these when he arrives to the Chimera Ant fight, which also happens to smush the unfortunate Cheetu.

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* OutsideContextProblem: Nanika does not resemble anything that came before her. No one is quite sure how she got into Alluka's body, and Killua spaculates that her wish-granting ability might be unlimited. It's not even clear if her powers are Nen based. [[spoiler:Taken UpToEleven with the confirmation that she's from the Dark Continent, which is basically one giant OutsideContextProblem for the entirety of humanity.]]


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Their standards veer markedly off what anybody else would consider normal parameters, ven in this series, which is saying something. To all intents and purposes, you can think of their baseline as being somewhere around LawfulEvil or NeutralEvil. But, that's hardly a decent guide and doesn't give you nearly a third of the details.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Their standards veer markedly off what anybody else would consider normal parameters, ven even in this series, which is saying something. To For all intents and purposes, you can think of their baseline as being somewhere around LawfulEvil or NeutralEvil. But, that's hardly a decent guide and doesn't give you nearly a third of the details.



* TheGhost: Killua's paternal grandmother, who is shown as a silhouette standing between Maha and Killua in the 2011 Anime, hasn't been seen.

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* TheGhost: Killua's paternal grandmother, who is shown as a silhouette standing between Maha and Killua in the 2011 Anime, anime, hasn't been seen.



** The exception to this is Illumi who preforms many cruel actions and shows none of the Standards most of his family have.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Not towards one another but they disapprove of making relationships with people outside the family. Kikyo and Illumi don't like Killua going out and making friends, believing them to be a distraction preventing him from embracing the family business. They also don't allow their butlers form romantic relationships with anyone on pain of death.

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** The exception to this is Illumi Illumi, who preforms many cruel actions and shows none of the Standards most of his family have.
* LoveIsAWeakness: Not towards one another but they disapprove of making relationships with people outside the family. Kikyo and Illumi don't like Killua going out and making friends, believing them to be a distraction preventing him from embracing the family business. They also don't allow their butlers to form romantic relationships with anyone on pain of death.



* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Generally, they don't kill anyone or get involved in the affairs of others unless they're being paid to. They also hold no loyalty to their clients and don't let conflicts of interest get in the way of accepting assassination contracts. When the Mafia hired Zeno and Silva to kill Chrollo, he simply hired Illumi, Maha and Kalluto to assassinate the Mafia leaders before he could be killed, voiding the hit on him.
* {{Professional Killer}}s: And, very, very good ones. If someone hires a Zoldyck to kill you, then you are better off trying to find who and have ''them'' killed, so as to cancel the contract, than trying to defend yourself against them.

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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Generally, they don't kill anyone or get involved in the affairs of others unless they're being paid to. They also hold no loyalty to their clients and don't let conflicts of interest get in the way of accepting assassination contracts. When the Mafia hired Zeno and Silva to kill Chrollo, he simply hired Illumi, Maha Maha, and Kalluto to assassinate the Mafia leaders before he could be killed, voiding the hit on him.
* {{Professional Killer}}s: And, And very, very good ones. If someone hires a Zoldyck to kill you, then you are better off trying to find who and have ''them'' killed, so as to cancel out the contract, than trying to defend yourself against them.



** Every member of the family undergoes this type of training from a young age that increase their strength, speed and resistance to pain.

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** Every member of the family undergoes this type of training from a young age that increase increases their strength, speed speed, and resistance to pain.



* HappilyMarried: Totally in love with Kikyo, and is even willing to [[spoiler: allow Killua to walk out of the family's estate with Alluka in his arms rather than allow risk Kikyo's death-by-wish.]]

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* HappilyMarried: Totally in love with Kikyo, and is even willing to [[spoiler: allow Killua to walk out of the family's estate with Alluka in his arms rather than allow risk Kikyo's death-by-wish.]]



* ToughLove: Oh, boy... yes. One example? Throw your six-year-old son at a [[GladiatorGames gladiatorial]] [[TheTower tower of death]] [[TrainingFromHell to work his way up]] [[StealthMentor to the 200th Floor]]. Given what can very easily happen on that floor to Nen newbies, and you've got to wonder... Add all the torture, murder and poison training (and how to endure it) his kids get and it leaves you only one sentence: "[[TricksterMentor What the hell, Silva]]?". But, it's not done because he hates them, but because that's how Zoldycks grow up and he loves them.

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* ToughLove: Oh, boy... yes. One example? Throw your six-year-old son at a [[GladiatorGames gladiatorial]] [[TheTower tower of death]] [[TrainingFromHell to work his way up]] [[StealthMentor to the 200th Floor]]. Given what can very easily happen on that floor to Nen newbies, and you've got to wonder... Add all the torture, murder murder, and poison training (and how to endure it) his kids get and it leaves you only one sentence: "[[TricksterMentor What the hell, Silva]]?". But, it's not done because he hates them, but because that's how Zoldycks grow up and he loves them.



* HappilyMarried: She has a good relationhship with Silva.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: It would appear tht a Victorian style dress would be difficult for an assassin so she can run quite quickly wearing it.

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* HappilyMarried: She has a good relationhship relationship with Silva.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: It would appear tht that a Victorian style dress would be difficult for an assassin so she can run quite quickly wearing it.



* RagsToRiches: Originates from Meteor City, the archetypal poverty center of the series. Now she is a memer of the excedding wealthy Zoldyck family.
* SoProudOfYou: Says this a lot to Killua, such as when he [[spoiler: gambles her own life on the idea that Silva would sooner allow him to leave the family's mountain with Alluka/Nanika in tow then let her die from a wish he made to Nanika.]] It showed that he was growing up properly.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: It's assumed she has black hair and black eyes considering all of her children, but Killua has black hair and eyes, with the exception of Kalluto who has purple.

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* RagsToRiches: Originates from Meteor City, the archetypal poverty center of the series. Now Now, she is a memer member of the excedding exceedingly wealthy Zoldyck family.
* SoProudOfYou: Says this a lot to Killua, such as when he [[spoiler: gambles her own life on the idea that Silva would sooner allow him to leave the family's mountain with Alluka/Nanika in tow then than let her die from a wish he made to Nanika.]] It showed that he was growing up properly.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: It's assumed she has black hair and black eyes considering all of her children, but children except Killua has have black hair and eyes, with the exception of Kalluto who has purple.



* ToughLove: Very clingy she may be, but if you think this means nothing but being spoiled rotten with sunshine, rainbows and puppies, you are ''very'' mistaken. What she's inflicted on Alluka is probably also a twisted form of this, in her eyes at least.

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* ToughLove: Very clingy she may be, but if you think this means nothing but being spoiled rotten with sunshine, rainbows rainbows, and puppies, you are ''very'' mistaken. What she's inflicted on Alluka is probably also a twisted form of this, in her eyes at least.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Even by [[PunchClockVillain his family's standards]], Illumi's morality is something else. Zeno, Silva, and Koko have all displayed varying degrees of being able to show empathy to others outside of their family. Illumi sees everyone as his puppets who need to be controlled for their own good, including family. This isn't because he likes controling people, because he says it is out of familial love for them.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Even by [[PunchClockVillain his family's standards]], Illumi's morality is something else. Zeno, Silva, and Koko have all displayed varying degrees of being able to show empathy to others outside of their family. Illumi sees everyone as his puppets who need to be controlled for their own good, including family. This isn't because he likes controling controlling people, because he says it is out of familial love for them.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His sickly skin tone and dark hair make him all the more unnevering.

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His sickly skin tone and dark hair make him all the more unnevering.unnerving.



* ExpositoryPronoun: Illumi uses the Japanese pronoun "Ore". [[spoiler: In the Dark Continent arc he uncharacteristically uses "Boku" instead, which happens to be Hisoka's pronoun of choice, hinting that he might be Hisoka in a disguise to get closer to the Troupe.]]

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* ExpositoryPronoun: Illumi uses the Japanese pronoun "Ore". [[spoiler: In the Dark Continent arc arc, he uncharacteristically uses "Boku" instead, which happens to be Hisoka's pronoun of choice, hinting that he might be Hisoka in a disguise to get closer to the Troupe.]]



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Hisoka, during the exam. Even afterwards they're still shown hanging out together from time to time, though this friendship has its limits, [[spoiler: such as Hisoka asking if it's okay to kill Killua. The resulting blood lust from Illumi was strong enough to be felt from miles away]]. The relation changes, in some strange way, after [[spoiler: Hisoka hired Illumi to kill him...and they're calling it an [[UnholyMatrimony engagement]].]]

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Hisoka, during the exam. Even afterwards they're still shown hanging out together from time to time, though this friendship has its limits, [[spoiler: such as Hisoka asking if it's okay to kill Killua. The resulting blood lust bloodlust from Illumi was strong enough to be felt from miles away]]. The relation changes, in some strange way, after [[spoiler: Hisoka hired Illumi to kill him... and they're calling it an [[UnholyMatrimony engagement]].]]



* {{Hikikomori}}: After several years, he finally left the house for while in the ''Yorkshin'' arc.

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* {{Hikikomori}}: After several years, he finally left the house for a while in the ''Yorkshin'' arc.



* TheResenter: Towards Killua. Milluki despises him for being their parents favorite child and seemingly being a KarmaHoudini despite constantly rebelling against their parents.
* TortureTechnician: His speciality when he's not hiding behind a keyboardis torture. He's the one mainly responsible for Killua being accustomed to electric shocks. It was under Mother's orders, obviously.

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* TheResenter: Towards Killua. Milluki despises him for being their parents parents' favorite child and seemingly being a KarmaHoudini despite constantly rebelling against their parents.
* TortureTechnician: His speciality specialty when he's not hiding behind a keyboardis keyboard is torture. He's the one mainly responsible for Killua being accustomed to electric shocks. It was under Mother's orders, obviously.



* LaserGuidedKarma: Nanika's wishes operate on some inscrutable "morality" system of sorts, where she continually pesters people for more and more severe requests. If they deny her, she will continue to pester other people until it reaches a peak at four, wherein she kills the fourth person via some unknown means. [[spoiler: It's eventually revealed that this is due to the quality of the wish- asking for material goods, cruel acts or selfish needs causes Nanika's pestering cycle, while asking her for a selfless or kind wish just tuckers her out. Though this still makes her dangerous, it does make her significantly less dangerous than initially assumed.]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: Nanika's wishes operate on some inscrutable "morality" system of sorts, where she continually pesters people for more and more severe requests. If they deny her, she will continue to pester other people until it reaches a peak at four, wherein she kills the fourth person via some unknown means. [[spoiler: It's eventually revealed that this is due to the quality of the wish- wish -- asking for material goods, cruel acts acts, or selfish needs causes Nanika's pestering cycle, while asking her for a selfless or kind wish just tuckers her out. Though this still makes her dangerous, it does make her significantly less dangerous than initially assumed.]]



* TheSymbiote: [[spoiler:The Dark Continent arc implies Nanika is a creature called "Ai" - one of them was shown saying Nanika's signature phrase. Nanika has since been confirmed as a DC being, but her being an "Ai" is still unconfirmed (but heavily implied). It is possible that a Zoldyck ancestor by the name of Zzigg who visited the Dark Continent with Netero [[SymbioticPossession may have brought a little something extra back]] with him.]]

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* TheSymbiote: [[spoiler:The Dark Continent arc implies Nanika is a creature called "Ai" - -- one of them was shown saying Nanika's signature phrase. Nanika has since been confirmed as a DC being, but her being an "Ai" is still unconfirmed (but heavily implied). It is possible that a Zoldyck ancestor by the name of Zzigg who visited the Dark Continent with Netero [[SymbioticPossession may have brought a little something extra back]] with him.]]

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* ReplacementGoldfish: [[spoiler: A Kiriko is shown to be posing as Gotoh in the final episode of the 2011 episode, presumably to hide the truth of Gotoh's death from Killua.]]


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Their standards veer markedly off what anybody else would consider normal parameters. Even in this series. Which is saying something. To all intents and purposes, you can think of their baseline as being somewhere around LawfulEvil or NeutralEvil. But, that's hardly a decent guide and doesn't give you nearly a third of the details.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Their standards veer markedly off what anybody else would consider normal parameters. Even parameters, ven in this series. Which series, which is saying something. To all intents and purposes, you can think of their baseline as being somewhere around LawfulEvil or NeutralEvil. But, that's hardly a decent guide and doesn't give you nearly a third of the details.



* {{Professional Killer}}s: And, very, very good ones.

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* {{Professional Killer}}s: And, very, very good ones. If someone hires a Zoldyck to kill you, then you are better off trying to find who and have ''them'' killed, so as to cancel the contract, than trying to defend yourself against them.



* WorldsStrongestMan: Possibly. Zeno said Netero is the only one who survived against him. He didn't say who won though.

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* WorldsStrongestMan: Possibly. Zeno said Netero is the only one who survived a fight against him. He didn't say who won though.that fight.



* BadassMoustache: Droopy, but badass nonetheless.

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* BadassMoustache: Droopy, but badass nonetheless.it fits with his "elderly assassin" vibe.



*HappilyMarried: Totally in love with Kikyo, and is even willing to [[spoiler: allow Killua to walk out of the family's estate with Alluka in his arms rather than allow risk Kikyo's death-by-wish.]]



* WorthyOpponent: Sees Chrollo as one.

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* WorthyOpponent: Sees Chrollo as one.a target worthy of his full strength.



* BandagedFace: Caused by her son, Killua.

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* BandagedFace: Caused by She is always seen with bandages on her son, Killua.entire face, suggesting something nasty happened to her in the past.



* HappilyMarried:
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: It would appear so but she can run quite quickly wearing it.
* MamaBear: Especially to Killua.
* MyBelovedSmother: Especially to Killua.

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* HappilyMarried:
HappilyMarried: She has a good relationhship with Silva.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: It would appear tht a Victorian style dress would be difficult for an assassin so but she can run quite quickly wearing it.
* %%%* MamaBear: Especially to Killua.
* MyBelovedSmother: Especially She knows what's best for her precious little Killua and will make sure he follows the family rules, even if she has to Killua.send three butlers to follow and/or apprehend him to do so.



* NightmareFace: Downplayed, in that Kikyo is not, by herself, all that terrifying, but the context within the show makes her appearance unnerving. After seeing her for the first time, one gets the impression that Killua scarred his mother so badly that she had to bandage most of her face and needs her sci-fi visor just to get around. But flashbacks reveal she always wore that visor, leaving the impression that this trope might just be the reason why she wears something so out of place in the setting. What's more, is that she looked even creepier in the first anime.

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* NightmareFace: Downplayed, in that Kikyo is not, by herself, all that terrifying, but the context within the show makes her appearance unnerving. After seeing her for the first time, one gets the impression that Killua scarred his mother so badly that she had to bandage most of her face and needs her sci-fi visor just to get around. But flashbacks Flashbacks reveal she always wore that visor, leaving the impression that this trope might just be the reason why she wears something so out of place in the setting. What's more, is that she looked even creepier in the first anime.



* ParentalFavoritism: To Killua. Although, she isn't backward when it comes to doting on any of her other children (even Alluka)... with her own very distinct twists on that concept. Her standards are very likely not to be yours.

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* ParentalFavoritism: To Killua.Killua is definitely her favorite child. Although, she isn't backward when it comes to doting on any of her other children (even Alluka)... with her own very distinct twists on that concept. Her standards are very likely not to be yours.



* PimpedOutDress: That goes with that NiceHat. Can easily turn into KickingAssInAllHerFinery, whenever she feels so inclined.

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* PimpedOutDress: That A large and frilly purple one in Victorian style that goes with that NiceHat. Can She can easily turn into KickingAssInAllHerFinery, whenever she feels so inclined.



* RagsToRiches: Originates from Meteor City.
* SoProudOfYou: Says this a lot to Killua, such as when he [[spoiler: gambles her own life on the idea that Silva would sooner allow him to leave the family's mountain with Alluka/Nanika in tow then let her die from a wish he made to Nanika.]]

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* RagsToRiches: Originates from Meteor City.
City, the archetypal poverty center of the series. Now she is a memer of the excedding wealthy Zoldyck family.
* SoProudOfYou: Says this a lot to Killua, such as when he [[spoiler: gambles her own life on the idea that Silva would sooner allow him to leave the family's mountain with Alluka/Nanika in tow then let her die from a wish he made to Nanika.]]]] It showed that he was growing up properly.



* {{Yandere}}: Dear Lord, you'd not want to try splitting her up from her hubby. And, heaven help you if you try taking her [[MamaBear babies from her]]... Especially the ones she's ''a bit'' disappointed in: she still loves them, way too much to let you think about getting away with it.

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* {{Yandere}}: Dear Lord, you'd not want to try splitting her up from her hubby. And, heaven help you if you try taking her [[MamaBear babies from her]]... Especially the ones she's ''a bit'' disappointed in: she in. She still loves them, way too much to let you think about getting away with it.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Even by [[PunchClockVillain his family standards]], Illumi's morality is something else. Zeno, Silva, and Koko have all displayed varying degrees of being able to show empathy to others outside of their family. Illumi sees everyone as his puppets who need to be controlled for their own good, including family.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Even by [[PunchClockVillain his family family's standards]], Illumi's morality is something else. Zeno, Silva, and Koko have all displayed varying degrees of being able to show empathy to others outside of their family. Illumi sees everyone as his puppets who need to be controlled for their own good, including family. This isn't because he likes controling people, because he says it is out of familial love for them.



* CodeName: Gittarackur.

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* CodeName: Gittarackur."Gittarackur" is what he calls his go-to disguise, such as the one he entered the Hunter Exam at the start of the series in.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunetteEeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His sickly skin tone and dark hair make him all the more unnevering.



* LoopholeAbuse: The Zoldyck's have a strict rule about not killing their own family which they must uphold. However Alluka's bizarre existence and powers mean that the family considers them to be more of a dangerous creature under their care than one of the family, so Illumi sees no problem killing them. [[BigBrotherInstinct Killua is not amused.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Using his pins and needles just for that extra squick value.

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* LoopholeAbuse: The Zoldyck's have a strict rule about not killing their own family which they must uphold. However However, Alluka's bizarre existence and powers mean that the family considers them to be more of a dangerous creature under their care than one of the family, so Illumi sees no problem killing them. [[BigBrotherInstinct Killua is not amused.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Using his pins and needles to change his appearance just for that extra squick value.



* PeoplePuppets: One of the many uses of Illumi's needles is that he can control the minds and bodies of those pierced them.

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* PeoplePuppets: One of the many uses of Illumi's needles is that he can control the minds and bodies of those pierced by them.



* SoftSpokenSadist: Rarely raises his voice or shows emotion.
* TheStoic: So much, that showing emotion makes him scarier than not showing them.

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* SoftSpokenSadist: Rarely raises his voice or shows emotion.
emotion no matter what horror he is engaged in at the time.
* TheStoic: So much, that showing emotion emotions makes him scarier than not showing them.



* {{Yandere}}: Portrayed as very much as a case of crazy love when Killua is concerned, albeit in a big-brother sense. He sincerely believes all of his measures when Killua is concerned are completely justified. Killua disagrees.

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* {{Yandere}}: Portrayed as very much as a case of crazy love when Killua is concerned, albeit in a big-brother sense. He sincerely believes all of his measures when where Killua is concerned are completely justified. Killua disagrees.



* CryCute: She may be a mysterious entity, but you ''will'' feel sympathetic towards her when those creepy empty eye sockets of her shift into a distressed scribble.

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* CryCute: She may be a mysterious entity, but you ''will'' feel sympathetic towards her when those creepy empty eye sockets of her hers shift into a distressed scribble.



* HealingMagicIsTheHardest: [[spoiler: Nanika can grant most wishes without a care for location but to heal them requires that she physically touch them.]]
* JackassGenie: Though not, perhaps, by choice. And, it may actually be a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, Alluka/Nanika's twisted form of EquivalentExchange only applies when granting cruel or greedy wishes. If they're asked to heal another on the asker's behalf or to do some other genuinely unselfish deed, they just get tired.]]

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* HealingMagicIsTheHardest: [[spoiler: Nanika can grant most wishes without a care for location but wishes to heal them someone requires that she physically touch them.]]
* JackassGenie: Though not, perhaps, by choice. And, it may actually be a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]. [[spoiler: As it turns out, Alluka/Nanika's twisted form of EquivalentExchange only applies when granting cruel or greedy wishes. If they're asked to heal another on the asker's behalf or to do some other genuinely unselfish deed, they Nanika just get gets tired.]]



* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: If "Alluka" ever addresses Killua by his name then this means it is actually Nanika speaking because Alluka only ever addresses him as "brother".

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* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: If "Alluka" ever addresses Killua by his name then this means it is actually Nanika speaking speaking, because Alluka only ever addresses him as "brother".

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* ExpositoryPronoun: Illumi uses the Japanese pronoun "Ore". [[spoiler: In the Dark Continent arc he uncharacteristically uses "Boku" instead, which happens to be Hisoka's pronoun of choice, hinting that he might be Hisoka in a disguise to get closer to the Troupe.]]


* BerserkButton: If you are not part of the Zoldyck family then threatening Killua will get Illumi EXTREMELY pissed enough to want to kill you.



* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** [[spoiler: His behavior in the Election arc quickly becomes reprehensible even by his family's flexible standards.]]
** He twice manages to get ''Hisoka'', of all people, to react all "dude, dial it back". The first time is over his feelings for Killua. The second time is when [[spoiler: he suddenly takes an interest in Alluka. Even Hisoka thinks playing power-and-control games with [[RealityWarper Nanika]] is [[StupidEvil Very Bad News]] and something best avoided for reasons well beyond {{Squick}}.]]



* LikeASonToMe: Killua is this to him.



* LikeASonToMe: Said she loves Killua as a mother.



* NervesOfSteel: Tsubone pulls off her own nails without hesitation or visible signs of pain to fufill Alluka's requests.

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* NervesOfSteel: Tsubone pulls off her own nails without hesitation or visible signs of pain to fufill fulfill Alluka's requests.


!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KoichiYamadera (2011 Series), Creator/KoujiIshii (1999 Series), Chris Tergliafera (2011 Series) (English)

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!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KoichiYamadera (2011 Series), Creator/KoujiIshii (1999 Series), Chris Tergliafera Creator/ChrisTergliafera (2011 Series) (English)


!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue (Japanese), Maureen Price (English)

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!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue (Japanese), Maureen Price Creator/MaureenPrice (English)


* HappilyMarried: [[SickeninglySweethearts Sickeningly so]], actually. No, really. Be afraid.

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* HappilyMarried: [[SickeninglySweethearts Sickeningly so]], actually. No, really. Be afraid.HappilyMarried:



* MamaBear: Especially to Killua. But, that might have been somewhat slanted thanks to us seeing outsiders actively trying to pry her fingers off him. She's not overly thrilled at the idea of anybody else harming her babies in a way that can't be seen as training them. Even Illumi.
* MyBelovedSmother: To Killua, especially. But, it's not like you don't get that vibe with Kalluto, either. She's probably smothered each of her kids in slightly different ways.

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* MamaBear: Especially to Killua. But, that might have been somewhat slanted thanks to us seeing outsiders actively trying to pry her fingers off him. She's not overly thrilled at the idea of anybody else harming her babies in a way that can't be seen as training them. Even Illumi.
Killua.
* MyBelovedSmother: To Killua, especially. But, it's not like you don't get that vibe with Kalluto, either. She's probably smothered each of her kids in slightly different ways.Especially to Killua.



* {{Yandere}}: Dear Lord, you'd not want to try splitting her up from her hubby. And, heaven help you if you try taking her [[MamaBear babies from her]]... Especially the ones she's ''a bit'' disappointed in: she still loves them, way too much to let you think about getting away with it. In... her... own... unique... way.

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* {{Yandere}}: Dear Lord, you'd not want to try splitting her up from her hubby. And, heaven help you if you try taking her [[MamaBear babies from her]]... Especially the ones she's ''a bit'' disappointed in: she still loves them, way too much to let you think about getting away with it. In... her... own... unique... way.


* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His skin and hair are bad enough, but when combined with his eyes... *shudders*
* EmptyEyes: Great, big, blackly blank pools of [[UncannyValley damn creepy]] that manage a permanent ThousandYardStare (even when he's disguised their colour). They'd be DullEyesOfUnhappiness, but he doesn't seem to even have enough emotion in him to realise that he could be this thing called "depressed". ''Brrrrr''. And when he's intimidating someone, they turn into '''swirling black holes'''... so soulless they could literally suck you in... and they do.

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His skin and hair are bad enough, but when combined with his eyes... *shudders*
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* EmptyEyes: Great, big, blackly blank pools of [[UncannyValley damn creepy]] that manage a permanent ThousandYardStare (even when he's disguised their colour). They'd be DullEyesOfUnhappiness, but he doesn't seem to even have enough emotion in him to realise that he could be this thing called "depressed". ''Brrrrr''. And when he's intimidating someone, they turn into '''swirling black holes'''... so soulless they could literally suck you in... and they do.ThousandYardStare.



* SoftSpokenSadist: He can only really get heated over one topic, even while he's busy playing with his toys. And, even then, he usually only manages "tepid". Unless you really try to mash that big brother button, then he'll get more energetic.

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* SoftSpokenSadist: He can only really get heated over one topic, even while he's busy playing with Rarely raises his toys. And, even then, he usually only manages "tepid". Unless you really try to mash that big brother button, then he'll get more energetic.voice or shows emotion.



* {{Yandere}}: Portrayed as very much as a case of crazy love when Killua is concerned, albeit in a big-brother sense. He sincerely believes all of his measures when Killua is concerned are completely justified. Killua has quite clearly stated otherwise, but Illumi isn't listening.

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* {{Yandere}}: Portrayed as very much as a case of crazy love when Killua is concerned, albeit in a big-brother sense. He sincerely believes all of his measures when Killua is concerned are completely justified. Killua has quite clearly stated otherwise, but Illumi isn't listening.disagrees.


* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Even by [[PunchClockVillain his family standards]], Illumi's morality is something else. Zeno, Silva, and Koko have all displayed varying degrees of being able to show empathy to others outside of their family. Illumi sees everyone as his puppets who need to be controlled for their own good, including family. [[spoiler: Additionally, there's whatever is going on with Hisoka. That ain't normal love-bird behaviour, Illumi, dear. It's more like "two preying mantises having fun before one gets merrily chomped".]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Even by [[PunchClockVillain his family standards]], Illumi's morality is something else. Zeno, Silva, and Koko have all displayed varying degrees of being able to show empathy to others outside of their family. Illumi sees everyone as his puppets who need to be controlled for their own good, including family. [[spoiler: Additionally, there's whatever is going on with Hisoka. That ain't normal love-bird behaviour, Illumi, dear. It's more like "two preying mantises having fun before one gets merrily chomped".]]


* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A very mild case, seeing as being too oblivious would equal one dead assassin. But, he can be a bit out there when it comes to logic -- particularly when it comes to interpersonal relationships. It's fairly straightforward to work out where, exactly, Killua gets those cat smiles from, as Silva's not immune to fanboyism and gushing. Which, isn't all that easy on the mental imagery.
* DotingParent: No, really. Despite the many and varied dangers most of his children pose to the world, he sincerely loves them all. He just has a really [[TrainingFromHell odd way]] [[ToughLove of showing it]]...

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: A very mild case, seeing as being too oblivious would equal one dead assassin. But, he can be a bit out there when it comes to logic -- particularly when it comes to interpersonal relationships. It's fairly straightforward to work out where, exactly, Killua gets those cat smiles from, as Silva's not immune to fanboyism and gushing. Which, isn't all that easy on the mental imagery.
* DotingParent: No, really. Despite the many and varied dangers most of his children pose to the world, he sincerely loves them all. He just has a really [[TrainingFromHell odd way]] [[ToughLove of showing it]]...it]].

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