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* LudicrousGiftRequest: Nanika asks for three things before granting a wish, and while these can start out as innocuous, Alluka can easily ask for lethal things, such as one's spine or liver. Worse still, this is AnOfferYouCantRefuse because doing so will instantly kill you and a number of people proportional to the scale of the last wish granted.

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* LudicrousGiftRequest: Nanika asks for three things before granting a wish, and while these can start out as innocuous, Alluka Nanika can easily ask for lethal things, such as one's spine or liver. Worse still, this is AnOfferYouCantRefuse because doing so will instantly kill you and a number of people proportional to the scale of the last wish granted.

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* LudicrousGiftRequest: Nanika asks for three things before granting a wish, and while these can start out as innocuous, Alluka can easily ask for lethal things, such as one's spine or liver. Worse still, this is AnOfferYouCantRefuse because doing so will instantly kill you and a number of people proportional to the scale of the last wish granted.


* PettingZooPeople: The most human Chimera Ants.


* CondemnedContestant: As part of the Hunter Exam, a number of convicts are given instructions to waylay the examinees, with them getting a year off their sentence for each hour they take from the examinees' time. [[spoiler: In addition, many of the NPCs on Greed Island are actually convicts, including Razor, one of the Game Masters.]] Since the Hunters themselves are not prosecuted for crimes (up to a certain degree), it seems that they have a sort of free rein over what goes and what doesn't. Anyone not smart or competent enough to acquire their get-out-of-jail-free card prior to breaking the law is hereby given a second chance.

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* CondemnedContestant: As part of the Hunter Exam, a number of convicts are given instructions to waylay the examinees, with them getting a year off their sentence for each hour they take from the examinees' time. [[spoiler: In addition, many of the NPCs [=NPCs=] on Greed Island are actually convicts, including Razor, one of the Game Masters.]] Since the Hunters themselves are not prosecuted for crimes (up to a certain degree), it seems that they have a sort of free rein over what goes and what doesn't. Anyone not smart or competent enough to acquire their get-out-of-jail-free card prior to breaking the law is hereby given a second chance.


* InsideAComputerSystem: See YourMindMakesItReal.

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* InsideAComputerSystem: See YourMindMakesItReal.%%* InsideAComputerSystem


** Averted. Chrollo can steal others' Nen [[ImprobableWeaponUser through a book]], but he can only use one ability at a time [[spoiler:until he developed a bookmark, which allows him to use both the ability on the page the bookmark is on and the page the book has been turned to. Chrollo still has a limit of two, or only one if the ability requires both hands to use.]]

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** Averted. Chrollo can steal others' Nen [[ImprobableWeaponUser through a book]], but he can only use one ability at a time [[spoiler:until he developed a bookmark, which allows him to use both the ability on the page the bookmark is on and the page the book has been turned to. Chrollo still has a limit of two, or only one if the ability requires both hands to use.]]use though the fact that [[DeathActivatedSuperpower some of the abilities get stronger when the original owner dies and can stay in the book]] offers more possibilities as they can [[LoopHoleAbuse keep other abilities they're applied to active until used even if said ability's page is closed.]] Also the effectiveness of the techniques Chrollo uses are based on his own skills [[LogicalWeakness so they're only as effectives as his own natural proficiencies in each nen catagory]]]]


** [[spoiler: Hisoka to Kurapika via text message: "The corpses were fake."]]



* ZombieApocalypse: Illumi's Needle People cary this imagery, though they are actually closer to the traditional definition of a zombie i.e. a living person bound to the will and service of another.

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* ZombieApocalypse: Illumi's Needle People cary carry this imagery, though they are actually closer to the traditional definition of a zombie i.e. a living person bound to the will and service of another.

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* MoralMyopia: Something of a theme in the series. Many of the antagonists have no compunction about slaughtering others for fun or convenience, but nevertheless remain deeply loyal to their own friends and family.


** Nen itself is a ''massive'' deconstruction of KiAttacks in general. Compared to similar techniques in other series, Nen has a very definite and detailed structure that determines how people develop the abilities they have and how to best make use of those abilities. Compared to learned attacks from most other series (which are nearly always taught as part of a school of martial arts), how Nen manifests is heavily dependent on the individual and there are techniques that some people simply will not be able to use. Also in comparison to other series, where fighters generally spam their special attacks all the time, Nen users are incredibly conservative when it comes to using their abilities in order to keep their opponents from learning the particulars of that ability, including its strengths and weaknesses.

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** Nen itself is both a ''massive'' deconstruction of KiAttacks in general. general while also [[PlayedStraight playing it straight.]] Compared to similar techniques in other series, Nen has a very definite and detailed structure that determines how people develop the abilities they have and how to best make use of those abilities. Compared to learned attacks from most other series (which are nearly always taught as part of a school of martial arts), how Nen manifests is heavily dependent on the individual and there are techniques that some people simply will not be able to use. Also in comparison to other series, where fighters generally spam their special attacks all the time, Nen users are incredibly conservative when it comes to using their abilities in order to keep their opponents from learning the particulars of that ability, including its strengths and weaknesses. However this only applies to the Hatsu or the specific and unique abilities each user creates for themselves. The basics of nen are more in line with traditional Ki based martial arts with every nen user being able to use the basics of nen and advanced forms of the basics with the only differences being based on a nen user's natural nen catagory. By harnessing their nen with basic techniques that anyone can perform, a well trained nen user can use then to [[SuperSenses enhance senses,]] [[HealingFactor healing and recovery,]] SuperStrength, SuperToughness, and SuperSPeed. For example:
*** All nen users can use zetsu with allows them to cut off their aura to hide their presence from other nen users though it works on normal people too because even the untrained have slight nen sensitivity and can notice it as a feeling towards someone with the down side being that they have no defence against nen and can't use there's while Zetsu is in effect. The can also use the advanced version "In" which is better as it hides your prencence while still being able to use you nen but it takes much more concentration and energy.
*** All nen users can use "Ten" which is essential to using nen as it keeps their aura from leaking away and solidifies it which make nen users more durable and also slows down their aging. This is also needed for holding and shaping aura and focusing it into various parts of the body. The advanced form is "Ko" which combine with a greater aura output creates an invisible armor around the user and greatly enhances their physical abilities.
*** All nen users can use "Ren" which is the ability to expell more aura which is needed to enhance nen techniques or strengthen a special ability.

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* ZombieApocalypse: Illumi's Needle People cary this imagery, though they are actually closer to the traditional definition of a zombie i.e. a living person bound to the will and service of another.


** Nen-using psychopaths like Hisoka and the Phantom Troupe can cause as much mayhem and murder as many people as they want with impunity, especially if they're Hunters, and the only people capable of stopping them are other Nen users/Hunters. The most a normal person can do is run away or hope to die a quick, painless death.

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** Nen-using psychopaths like Hisoka and the Phantom Troupe can cause as much mayhem and murder as many people as they want with impunity, immunity, especially if they're Hunters, and the only people capable of stopping them are other Nen users/Hunters. The most a normal person can do is run away or hope to die a quick, painless death.

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** Nen-using psychopaths like Hisoka and the Phantom Troupe can cause as much mayhem and murder as many people as they want with impunity, especially if they're Hunters, and the only people capable of stopping them are other Nen users/Hunters. The most a normal person can do is run away or hope to die a quick, painless death.
** A family of assassins who put their own children through TrainingFromHell to make them more efficient killers is not only wealthy, but seemingly revered by the general public (at least enough for there to be regular tours around the mountain where they live).


It has a [[Characters/HunterXHunter character page]].

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Abengane barely interacts with Gon and the others and has little screentime during the Greed Island arc. However, he is one of the few to escape the Bomber with his life and ultimately tells the heroes how Genthru's abilities work allowing them to come up with a strategy to defeat him. He's also the one to remove the seal on Chrollo's nen.

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* CerebusRollercoaster: The tonal structure of each arc swaps between light and dark tones.

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