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Interesting, wonder if Togashi got the idea from Dragon ball or it just coincidence.
It surely isn't a coincidence; just look at Meluem, he's obvioulsy inspired by Cell of DB.
I guess many of us is patiently waited that long.
hey,guys off topic,do you think kurapika already have recovered the scarlet eyes,i think not,the one is YS arc is a copy right.
So,maybe next chapter we see lot of kurapika action,perhaps Gon will join him
Hmnn,gonna reread the election arc.
Meruem's design is definitely influenced by Cell, but that Rock-Paper-Scissors thing I really doubt. It was only used once in the whole series as far as I know, and works completely different from Gon's version of it.
since i saw a lot of Miscellaneous threads about the manga
and to avoid spoiling it for the non manga readers i'm starting this thread for general discussion about the hxh manga
starting with my most favorite evil character.... to obtain a three stars licence you have to have your students achieving something ...
so do you think that pariston's students will have an appearance in the next arcs
like kite for ging ? do you think they will be powerful or a band of cons and deceivers?
or it's just one?
i don't remember but i saw this somewhere
I wanna know why there are 18 missing hunters. Mizaistom(Cow) stated that being MIA is more grave than any bizarre death and Pariston is definitely involved somehow. When you consider that there exists people like Chrollo or Leol who can steal or borrow other people's nen as long as they are alive, and link that to previous Togashi works in YYH where there are demon plants that can trap enemies alive for a long time, it might be possible that the 18 missing hunters has been trapped, and kept alive for a purpose.
But for what purpose?? Maybe Pariston can also steal/borrow/absorb nen, that could explain how he knows the feelings of being weak and how he rose up to the Zodiac ranks, by having the combined strength of 18 hunters. So let's say he absorbs 18 average hunters with mere 50 points, that's 900 points!
Being the Chairman of the HxH organization will give him access to all of the Hunter's data. Maybe the hunter license card can secretly measure nen ability and current location by GPS? That could explain why Ging never bothers to carry his hunter license around. His steps to erase his voice from the casette tapes shows that he's a very careful person and doesn't want his nen ability to be found out, because he'd be dead otherwise.
Last edited by zzigg; January 09, 2013 at 05:04 PM.
The hunter license is probably a GPS device but it takes more than that to locate someone because some Hunters sell/lose their license but they're not counted as 'missing' nor do they actually lose their status. Obviously someone in the association has some ability to sense where all the Hunters are under normal circumstances, otherwise they woudln't be able to send the news of the election to say the guys inside Greed Island. Since Pariston so far turned out to be a good guy we don't really know if the missing Hunters are really related to him (ought to be, but just can't say for sure), but if it's related toh im that says a lot about how powerful he is to avoid the detection of the association.
hhhhh seriously ?? when ????Quote:
don't be fooled by his smile or his tears...that's how powerfull this person is..even netero knew he is a trouble maker that's why he accepted him as vice chairman
I predict that Pariston's masterplan is to immobilize and steal the nen of the strongest of hunters, until he can defeat the 5 strongest nen users, one of which is his biggest obstacle, Ging. Then he will be the strongest in the entire world.
The only tangible thing he did in the whole election arc was that he advised Chidol to change the rules for the Hunter Exam or be prepared to face some serious consequences, and looking at the kind of people they let in (Ilumi, Hisoka) he's 100% correct in his assessment.
You can't judge a character based on things he hasn't done.
who told you he meant it that way..he said if it gets ''boring'' meaning he
had attention to make the rules even bloody and hard than the previous ones
just for the x day ..he was planning to put the examiners in face of the chimera ants that was left behind in the palace
that a simple example that show the real 'monster' he is
Last edited by zzigg; January 09, 2013 at 06:48 PM.
Way to judge a character completely on hearsay. Pariston is a spectcular failure as an antagonist simply because he is actually a good guy. The blackmail stuff he did can be considered as just trash talk. The missing Hunters could be a freak accident. The money he's amassing may indeed be for the good of the Hunter's Association (I don't see the Zodiac saying Pariston took all the money and ran when he resigned, nor would it even make sense since he's going to the Dark Continent anyway). The X day can be viewed as a way to let an otherwise dysfunctional organization to see how insane it is to induct 5000 Ant hybrids into the ranks of the Hunters just because they're undoubtedly powerful fighting machines.
The only concrete action Pariston did in the whole arc was that he advised Chidol that the Hunter's Association is basically screwed up (which is proved by the Election Arc itself) and needs massive reforming. Just because all these guys swear he's the devil incarnate doesn't mean they can incriminate him without any evidence. By the end of the Election Arc, Pariston had effectively won everything as he planned and yet he gave up that power willingly. If he was supposed to be evil, why didn't he follow through with his plan as the new chairman? Based on the action thus far he's more like a 'bad cop' character who went took his role so that other people can see just how dysfunctional the Association has become. If he had any intention to follow through on any of his 'super duper evil' plans the world would already be screwed when he won the election.
Obviously Pariston is meant to be the evil one but there is zero incriminating evidence against him. You might as well have a character say "Anyone with a face like that must be evil". That's about as much evidence as all his accusers have on him. If somebody from the missing 18 Hunters somehow escaped and said Pariston did it, or that Ilumi said someone high up in the Association tipped him on this opportunity to go on a slaughter because the most powerful Hunters are already preocuppied, or anything else that'd ever connect him with wrongdoing it'd work, but if he's supposed to be evil he covered his tracks too well to the point he failed as a villian. By the way, if Pariston didn't take those cocoons, what happens to them? Would you just let 5000 aura users with Ants superhuman body hatch in the middle of nowhere? Hand them to a random government? Is the mighty Ging supposed to single handedly figure out how to properly integrate 5000 extremely powerful individuals into the human society? After all he can't just kill them, they're people with real memories and whatnot, just reborn with superhuman powers.
The cocoons themselves again illustrate how useless the Hunters are as a whole. The brain of the Zodiac, Chidol, was basically "What cocoons?" Or is Ging supposed to just fight 5000 of the Chimera Ant Commander level (if the army isn't that strong there's literally no point for the Royal guards to bother with them) guys when they hatch? Obviously Pariston could turn this army and set the world on fire (or at least a good portion of it) but it's also shown he clearly has a plan to how to peacefully resolve this as well, while rest of the Zodiac is oblivious to the fact that such a dangerous army even exists, and Ging at best is aware of the existence of such an army but offers no tangible method to deal with them should Pariston actually decide to do anything evil with them.