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* 1999 anime. After [[spoiler: Kurapika kills Uvogin]], he falls to his knees and holds his head in horror. The next time we see him, he goes to his hotel room, and starts to chant the Kurata prayer slowly, traumatized. [[TheWoobie Poor guy]].

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* 1999 anime. After [[spoiler: Kurapika kills Uvogin]], he falls to his knees and holds his head in horror. The next time we see him, he goes to his hotel room, and starts to chant the Kurata Kurta prayer slowly, traumatized. [[TheWoobie Poor guy]].



* [[spoiler: The final panels]] of the special chapters. If the entire annihilation of a clan wasn't enough alone, the horrible manner at which the Kurata were massacred is absolutely '''heartwrenching'''. [[spoiler: Families were forced to sit, facing each other, as they were stabbed and beheaded one-by-one. Pureblood members of the Clan had their eyes gouged out. Children, wives, and husbands were tortured in front of their beloveds to illicit feelings of despair and rage from their victims in order to turn their eyes an even more startling shade of scarlet.]] This was the destruction of an entirely innocent race of people, at the hands of monsters.
** Which makes Kurapica's quest for vengeance and Gon's outrage over the Phantom Troupe murdering people, even when they know full well how much it hurts to lose someone ''they'' care about, even more understandable and poignant. It also serves as a reminder that even though they have a tragic backstory of their own the Spiders are still a bunch of heartless, evil murderers when it all comes down to it, and there's no excuse for the horrible things they've done.
* Speaking of the special chapters, [[spoiler:the sheer contrast between [[CheerfulChild the child]] [[WideEyedIdealist Kurapika]] used to be (not at all unlike Gon) and [[AloofAlly the person]] [[ThePowerOfHate he is now]]]], also serves to drive home just how much of an impact the massacre has had on [[LastOfHisKind his life]] and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters his mental state]], and how much he has lost from there. [[spoiler:His return in the Zodiac arc a few chapters later doesn't help things. He has become extremely hostile and shut himself from his friends and everything, going from eagerly reading and dreaming about the outside to practically isolating himself in a dark room with the Scarlet Eyes he has collected, completely focused on his mission]]. Maybe, if the Kurata massacre had never happened and this were a different story, Kurapika could have easily been the hero of a more typical Shonen story. Instead, his revenge has become his only purpose and consumed everything in his life. It seems he has completely abandoned [[spoiler:the promise he made to Pairo]], which is deeply depressing.

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* [[spoiler: The final panels]] of the special chapters. If the entire annihilation of a clan wasn't enough alone, the horrible manner at which the Kurata Kurta were massacred is absolutely '''heartwrenching'''. [[spoiler: Families were forced to sit, facing each other, as they were stabbed and beheaded one-by-one. Pureblood members of the Clan had their eyes gouged out. Children, wives, and husbands were tortured in front of their beloveds to illicit feelings of despair and rage from their victims in order to turn their eyes an even more startling shade of scarlet.]] This was the destruction of an entirely innocent race of people, at the hands of monsters.
** Which makes Kurapica's Kurapika's quest for vengeance and Gon's outrage over the Phantom Troupe murdering people, even when they know full well how much it hurts to lose someone ''they'' care about, even more understandable and poignant. It also serves as a reminder that even though they have a tragic backstory of their own the Spiders are still a bunch of heartless, evil murderers when it all comes down to it, and there's no excuse for the horrible things they've done.
* Speaking of the special chapters, [[spoiler:the sheer contrast between [[CheerfulChild the child]] [[WideEyedIdealist Kurapika]] used to be (not at all unlike Gon) and [[AloofAlly the person]] [[ThePowerOfHate he is now]]]], also serves to drive home just how much of an impact the massacre has had on [[LastOfHisKind his life]] and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters his mental state]], and how much he has lost from there. [[spoiler:His return in the Zodiac arc a few chapters later doesn't help things. He has become extremely hostile and shut himself from his friends and everything, going from eagerly reading and dreaming about the outside to practically isolating himself in a dark room with the Scarlet Eyes he has collected, completely focused on his mission]]. Maybe, if the Kurata Kurta massacre had never happened and this were a different story, Kurapika could have easily been the hero of a more typical Shonen story. Instead, his revenge has become his only purpose and consumed everything in his life. It seems he has completely abandoned [[spoiler:the promise he made to Pairo]], which is deeply depressing.



* Killua's absolute breakdown at the feet of [[spoiler: The newly transformed Palm]]. He's practically begging on his hands and knees for Palm to help and go see his friend (though he himself was half serious about that). His broken, anguished screaming as he's doing it doesn't help either.

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* Killua's absolute breakdown at the feet of [[spoiler: The newly transformed Palm]]. He's practically begging on his hands and knees for Palm to help and go see his friend (though he himself was half serious half-serious about that). His broken, anguished screaming as he's doing it doesn't help either.



* The ending of the 2011 Anime is for the most part pretty upbeat. The audience sees a montage of everyone moving on and continuing their lives. Then we see Kurapika who has [[TroubledFetalPosition completely isolated himself]] and cut off contacted with any of his friends, holding a private funeral for his lost clansmen.

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* The ending of the 2011 Anime anime is for the most part pretty upbeat. The audience sees a montage of everyone moving on and continuing their lives. Then we see Kurapika who has [[TroubledFetalPosition completely isolated himself]] and cut off contacted contact with any of his friends, holding a private funeral for his lost clansmen.


* During the arc where Gon goes to the Zoldyk household, the BattleButler Canary stops them from progressing any further. Gon attempts to get over the line she sets, but she effortlessly [[CurbStompBattle knocks him away with her cane.]] He keeps getting knocked back over and over and ''over'' again, just to make it through, and she's having none of it. By the time sunset hits, she actually worries about his health and questions why he'd be stupid enough to keep crawling to the gates when he just won't pass, and all Gon answers with is the fact that Killua is his [[HeterosexualLifePartners friend.]] Just when we think that she's going to have a change of heart and let him pass... [[spoiler: Luckily, she survived the whole thing.]]

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* During the arc where Gon goes to the Zoldyk Zoldyck household, the BattleButler Canary stops them from progressing any further. Gon attempts to get over the line she sets, but she effortlessly [[CurbStompBattle knocks him away with her cane.]] He keeps getting knocked back over and over and ''over'' again, just to make it through, and she's having none of it. By the time sunset hits, she actually worries about his health and questions why he'd be stupid enough to keep crawling to the gates when he just won't pass, and all Gon answers with is the fact that Killua is his [[HeterosexualLifePartners friend.]] Just when we think that she's going to have a change of heart and let him pass... [[spoiler: Luckily, she survived the whole thing.]]


* Alluka's SplitPersonality Nanika spends most of the time giving Alluka her CreepyChild cred. [[spoiler: Then, after it's revealed that Nanika likes Killua enough to do whatever he says without any of the [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wish restrictions]] as long as it's a direct order, Killua tries to seal Alluka's power away by ordering Nanika to never come out again. Cue the creepy, blank-eyed Nanika breaking down and crying until she complies, and then Alluka angrily chastising Killua for making her cry until he agrees to take it back.]]

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* Alluka's SplitPersonality Nanika spends most of the time giving Alluka her CreepyChild cred. [[spoiler: Then, after it's revealed that Nanika likes Killua enough to do whatever he says without any of the [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor wish restrictions]] as long as it's a direct order, Killua tries to seal Alluka's power away by ordering Nanika to never come out again. Cue the creepy, blank-eyed Nanika breaking down and crying until she complies, and then Alluka angrily chastising Killua for making her cry until he agrees to take it back. The 2011 anime version of the scene is even worse, with the sad piano music and Killua on the verge of tears as he tells Nanika to never come out again, even as Nanika says she loves Killua and just wants him to praise her. Nanika's expression slowly changes to one of dejection and her eyes turn into distorted grey spirals as she lets out an anguished and heartbroken "'Kay...". The entire scene is framed like Nanika is an adopted baby animal who is being released and told to go away forever by its only friend.]]


--> '''Canary:''' "Please, save Master Kill- *[[KilledMidSentence BANG]]*

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--> '''Canary:''' "Please, save Master Kill- *[[KilledMidSentence BANG]]**BANG*


* Chapter 383: [[spoiler:Princess Kacho's death. Melody and her bodyguard come up with a plan to get them off the ship and it seems to succeed, only for a bunch of hands to come out with the intention of killing them both. She forces Fugetsu into the wormhole and back into the ship in order to save her, but dies shutting the door with her corpse left in the sub. Not only that, but they bodyguard shoots himself in the head to let them escape only for it to be for nothing.]]

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* Chapter 383: [[spoiler:Princess Kacho's death. Melody and her bodyguard come up with a plan to get them off the ship and it seems to succeed, only for a bunch of hands to come out with the intention of killing them both. She forces Fugetsu into the wormhole and back into the ship in order to save her, but dies shutting the door with her corpse left in the sub. Not only that, but they the bodyguard shoots himself in the head to let them escape only for it to be for nothing.]]

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* Chapter 383: [[spoiler:Princess Kacho's death. Melody and her bodyguard come up with a plan to get them off the ship and it seems to succeed, only for a bunch of hands to come out with the intention of killing them both. She forces Fugetsu into the wormhole and back into the ship in order to save her, but dies shutting the door with her corpse left in the sub. Not only that, but they bodyguard shoots himself in the head to let them escape only for it to be for nothing.]]


* Knov's breakdown at the hands of Pitou's aura is extremely depressing. After completing his high-stakes mission, Knov breaks down from the stress of just ''seeing'' Pouf's aura. Bear in mind, Knov is an experienced hunter just like his colleague Morel, but despite this he still suffers immensely and is left traumatized from the experience. This is likely due to him using Zetsu, and thus being exposed to the entirety of Pitou's aura with no protection, [[CallBack akin to what happened with Gon and Killua when they were confronted with Hisoka's murderous intent in the Heavens Arena.]] He even goes ''bald'' from the stress of it all. [[spoiler: This makes his return to the palace to help the Extermination Team all the more awesome.]]

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* Knov's breakdown at the hands of Pitou's Pouf’s aura is extremely depressing. After completing his high-stakes mission, Knov breaks down from the stress of just ''seeing'' Pouf's aura. Bear in mind, Knov is an experienced hunter just like his colleague Morel, but despite this he still suffers immensely and is left traumatized from the experience. This is likely due to him using Zetsu, and thus being exposed to the entirety of Pitou's Pouf’s aura with no protection, [[CallBack akin to what happened with Gon and Killua when they were confronted with Hisoka's murderous intent in the Heavens Arena.]] He even goes ''bald'' from the stress of it all. [[spoiler: This makes his return to the palace to help the Extermination Team out of a desire to aid his comrades and pupil all the more awesome.]]


* Knov's breakdown at the hands of Pitou's aura is extremely depressing. After completing his high-stakes mission, Knov breaks down from the stress of just ''seeing'' Pitou's aura. Bear in mind, Knov is an experienced hunter just like his colleague Morel, but despite this he still suffers immensely and is left traumatized from the experience. This is likely due to him using Zetsu, and thus being exposed to the entirety of Pitou's aura with no protection, [[CallBack akin to what happened with Gon and Killua when they were confronted with Hisoka's murderous intent in the Heavens Arena.]] He even goes ''bald'' from the stress of it all. [[spoiler: This makes his return to the palace to help the Extermination Team all the more awesome.]]

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* Knov's breakdown at the hands of Pitou's aura is extremely depressing. After completing his high-stakes mission, Knov breaks down from the stress of just ''seeing'' Pitou's Pouf's aura. Bear in mind, Knov is an experienced hunter just like his colleague Morel, but despite this he still suffers immensely and is left traumatized from the experience. This is likely due to him using Zetsu, and thus being exposed to the entirety of Pitou's aura with no protection, [[CallBack akin to what happened with Gon and Killua when they were confronted with Hisoka's murderous intent in the Heavens Arena.]] He even goes ''bald'' from the stress of it all. [[spoiler: This makes his return to the palace to help the Extermination Team all the more awesome.]]

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* Knov's breakdown at the hands of Pitou's aura is extremely depressing. After completing his high-stakes mission, Knov breaks down from the stress of just ''seeing'' Pitou's aura. Bear in mind, Knov is an experienced hunter just like his colleague Morel, but despite this he still suffers immensely and is left traumatized from the experience. This is likely due to him using Zetsu, and thus being exposed to the entirety of Pitou's aura with no protection, [[CallBack akin to what happened with Gon and Killua when they were confronted with Hisoka's murderous intent in the Heavens Arena.]] He even goes ''bald'' from the stress of it all. [[spoiler: This makes his return to the palace to help the Extermination Team all the more awesome.]]


* When we're first introduced to Leorio, the audience was made to believe that he was just some greedy punk because his motivation to being a hunter was MoneyDearBoy. However, at the beginning of the Hunter's Exam, Kurapika learns that he wants the money to be a doctor and run a free clinic after [[spoiler: a close friend of his died at a young age from an illness which they needed money to pay for the operation to save said friend]]. It makes his FunnyMoments where he rants about wanting money HarsherInHindsight.

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* When we're first introduced to Leorio, the audience was made to believe that he was just some greedy punk because his motivation to being a hunter was MoneyDearBoy. However, at the beginning of the Hunter's Exam, Kurapika learns that he wants the money to be a doctor and run a free clinic after [[spoiler: a close friend of his died at a young age from an illness which they needed money to pay for the operation to save said friend]]. It makes his FunnyMoments SugarWiki/FunnyMoments where he rants about wanting money HarsherInHindsight.

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** [[spoiler: He seems to be improving somewhat as of the Dark Continent arc, since he's willing to put aside his quest for the scarlet eyes in order to protect Queen Oito and her infant daughter Prince Woble. He even talks to Leorio, who gives him an earful for not calling in so long]].


* Chapter 368: [[spoiler:Prince(ss) Momoze's death. It only occurred because her mother had her guards moved to protect her son (with heavy hints that she didn't like her own daughter) and her Nen Beast exhausted her, so she could even defend herself. Hanzo is heartbroken because he felt he could have saved her and Queen Oito had to watch as someone else's daughter die, a feeling she has to live in fear of happening to her own.]]

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* Chapter 368: [[spoiler:Prince(ss) Momoze's death. It only occurred because her mother had her guards moved to protect her son (with heavy hints that she didn't like her own daughter) and her Nen Beast exhausted her, so she could couldn't even defend herself. Hanzo is heartbroken because he felt he could have saved her and Queen Oito had to watch as someone else's daughter die, died, a feeling she has to live in fear of happening to her own.]]


* The ending of the 2011 Anime is for the most part pretty upbeat. The audience sees a montage of everyone moving on and continuing their lives. Then we Kurapika who has [[TroubledFetalPosition completely isolated himself]] and cut off contacted with any of his friends, holding a private funeral for his lost clansmen.

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* The ending of the 2011 Anime is for the most part pretty upbeat. The audience sees a montage of everyone moving on and continuing their lives. Then we see Kurapika who has [[TroubledFetalPosition completely isolated himself]] and cut off contacted with any of his friends, holding a private funeral for his lost clansmen.

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* Chapter 368: [[spoiler:Prince(ss) Momoze's death. It only occurred because her mother had her guards moved to protect her son (with heavy hints that she didn't like her own daughter) and her Nen Beast exhausted her, so she could even defend herself. Hanzo is heartbroken because he felt he could have saved her and Queen Oito had to watch as someone else's daughter die, a feeling she has to live in fear of happening to her own.]]


** [[WeCouldHaveAvoidedThis And this only happened because Nobunaga had an itchy hand on his katana]] [[spoiler:and Squala made a sudden movement out of unrestrained anger... which caused Nobunaga to [[SingleStrokeBattle react out of instinct]] and [[OffWithHisHead Squala's head to roll.]] He was also preparing to [[{{Retirony}} quit the business of being a bodyguard out of fear it was going to kill him today, which it did.]]]]

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** [[WeCouldHaveAvoidedThis And this only happened because Nobunaga had an itchy hand on his katana]] katana [[spoiler:and Squala made a sudden movement out of unrestrained anger... which caused Nobunaga to [[SingleStrokeBattle react out of instinct]] and [[OffWithHisHead Squala's head to roll.]] He was also preparing to [[{{Retirony}} quit the business of being a bodyguard out of fear it was going to kill him today, which it did.]]]]

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