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Translations: Gintama 515 (2)
From the way it's described it looks like if Gin won the election as Pariston predicted, Pariston would still be able to get his change to Hunter exam, and presumably bring in his ant soldiers and no one can stop him even if Gin becomes the chairman.
Now he's the chairman but he promised to retract his motion. I got the feeling the plan was to sacrifice the position of the chairman (let Pariston win) to get him to concede on his other plans. After all, if he successfully got the Hunter exam changed, not even the entire organization can stop him after he gets the ant soldiers their Hunter status.
If you look at the strategy involved, both Pariston and Gin assumed initially that Pariston cannot win. Gin predicted a stalemate, and Pariston predicted he'll lose to Gin. The twist should be that Pariston indeed won, but he had to give up his motion to change the Hunter exam (which he was going to do even if he lost) for the victory. I assume he gave it up because he was about to win, so that way it'll look too much like an obvious power grab. I.e. his original plan was probaby like, "It looks like I lost this but I want to make one last change for the good of the Association." Now that he's assured victory, he can't request that without looking like power-hungry.
Just my 2 cents for a change in a discussion topic
Will Gon meet Ging now?
I vote for "No"! Why? It would be totally boring. Gon was supposed to hunt him down, which did not really happen... and he also wants to meet Ging together with his best friend, Killua. So I think Gon will turn around or so before a "real meeting" happens. At most they will exchange a few words, or Gon might shout "I will find you for real next time and then I will introduce you to my friend." Meeting Ging now would be like cheating for Gon. I really doubt it will happen.
Could be, but I doubt it.
Not telling who healed him
Now, we know that Killua wants to free Alluka. To do this, he has to run away from the family and away from Illumi. Possible scenario: he does not want to get Gon involved in this whole conflict, so he ran away alone (with Alluka). Maybe he even said to Mr. Smoke: "Tell Gon I died on the Ant battlefield."
My bet is that Alluka's next pestering was that Killua would renounce his own will and take on the family leadership. It would really drive Killua away from Gon, he would be renouncing the freedom to walk with his friend to be an assassin, something he hates. What better "punishment" for Killua than to please the ones that love him in exchange for saving one he loves?
And for me, the worst price Killua can pay is the following: "Gon will live but your friendship for him will be gone forever."
Something similar to what happened to the wolf in the canadian tv serie "lost girl" ...
I'm gonna be really annoyed if Togashi ends it after all this build up.
Not counting the Alluka Arc all we got is speeches and voting percentages.
If it's just gonna end like this then this has been the worst arc ever and Pariston will be the lamest antagonist ever.
But hopefully Togashi isn't gonna disappoint.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Pariston for chairman!!!!
Damn i thought he was a genius but he's even way more than that!!!!!11ONEONE
Just read the chapter now so i posted without reading other comments, will read them now :P
Psychological battle? I actually like psychological battles but if the series end like the next chapter then this will just be boring.
The zodiac are joke psychological wise. The only two that have any shred of intelligence is Ging and Pariston and they don't give a crap.
Cheadle is as dumb as rocks. I don't care how smart the manga says she is. She's an idiot and the dullest character this manga created.
The only thing worthwhile about the Zodiac are there designs. But even Kanzai who was at one point my favorite Zodiac is now
just plain lame. There are no real "stakes' in this so called "mind battle". Yeah they made Pariston winning out to be like the worse
thing in the world but as a reader I have yet to see why. So far all it really is is that Pariston annoys them because they're idiots
and so they don't want him to win. Yes we have all the "conspiracies" about him but they're just that conspiracies. We don't
even know if they're true or not. Really as far as we actually know Pariston is just an annoying good guy character. Which would be lame.
The previous arcs of HxH have been FAR more psychological than this one is. This one is just a lot of blabbering.
You know what a REAL psychological battle is? Leorio vs Leroute and I'm not taking about the 1999 anime version
with that absurd Evil Psychologist Leroute who was all like "Your friends hate you". I mean the manga version
where she and Leorio are gambling time. THAT was real psychology because it actually MATTERED if Leorio lost
because it would cause the team to lose time which would risk them losing the Hunter Exam which was
obviously very important to them considering that they had almost died or risked serious injury a few times
to obtain an Hunter's License. And there was pretty much no fist fighting action in that "fight."
That was good psychological entertainment. This arc is just boring. Unless something changes.
But I sincerely hope I'm wrong and this arc is just the beginning of something great.
Actually for me even if the arc (not manga) ends like this it's still the best / most enjoyable arc i ever read among all shounen.
I wonder . . if this TRULY the end of "Chairman election Arc"
if it is.. what kind of thing will be the next Objective/Treath to eliminate ?
Pariston Evil plans ?
Illumi Hunt for IT ?
i dunno .but i think Gon ..will prefer not 2 meet.. Ging.. till he is more Strong..
thats exactly what Ging Want too ...
i predict will see a Twist Next chap....
instead of... go Running besides Ging..
Gon will back away..with that Thought.. on his mind,,,
as for Killua.. and Alluka... .now.. Illumi has been witness of such
magnificent Power...the way Back home.. smells like Trouble...
Also ..even if Illumi ..obtain somehow IT power
bet your ass.. he is a Candidate on "HISOKA`S FIGHT CLUB" LIST
Pariston is god.
But I was alright all along. He, as Ging, plan things as they come.
What was the most weird thing for me is Killua not allowing anyone to tell Gon He saved him. I mean...WHY? He wants to disappear now?
Boring villains are the ones you immediately hate but because they're just jerks.
What I'm sure right now is that we're not in the climax of this arc...We were just on climax of the election. Now the second wave of events should start to amaze us.
Anyone remembers yu yu hakusho? The manga started being about a spirit detective and then it changed to a full blown martial arts/fighting for the sake of the world manga.... In this particular regard, it would not be THAT weird if gon did meet his dad, a change in focus in the manga would not be all that terrible. Perhaps it would even be interesting to see what gon makes of himself after his goal of finding ging is fulfilled. I do kinda lean towards gon refusing to meet him though, just wanted to make the previous point lol.
Man what a chapter....... HxH has been stealing the shounen spotlight for weeks, and it keeps getting better...
Killua made some promise to Gon and his Dad right? I am thinking his disappearing has something to do with it. Gon seemed exactly like before, that makes allukas abilities the strongest in the series...
It will be interesting to see how Gin escapes from the scene, I am sure this will not be their meeting place, Gon might actually initiate that part..
Of course, the highlight of the entire chapter is Pariston, he managed to control so many people, without even using any abilities....