Just a simple discussion for fan-gasming sakes.
As the title already suggested Meruem (The king of the ants) vs Gon (adult) from the Series Hunter X Hunter.
Gon as a natural adult, that means his power he displayed versus Pitou, except with the combat experience and mental integrity of an adult. Versus Meruem both pre-nuke and post nuke.
My Corner: Meruem both fights. Pre and post nuke.
Meruem is just an overall better fighter i think, much more so when you consider his 'age'. He only was at around 43 days of growth when he was somehow able to use his mind (which is supposedly vastly superior to any human's) to defeat a warrior who existed and fought for 70+ years (Don't know exactly how old Netero is). We already know Gon isn't the brightest of the bunch, depending on sheer instinct and strength to straight forward defeat most of his opponents. It wouldn't take much effort on Meruem's behalf to detect and take advantage of any weaknesses that gon displays and considering that their strength (pre-nuke) is about even, the one with the best strategy would take it. POST NUKE? Forget it, it was stated that each of the royal guard were strong enough to fight Netero one on one with the winner being indeterminable. but Meruem absorbed 2 guards, essentially gaining the strength of 2x Netero's in addition to his own. With speed that is almost instant transmission by dbz standards he'd drop Gon before the electric signals leave his brain telling him to move an arm. Post nuke, Netero had to empty ALL the aura he spent a whole day gathering and prepping for the battle into a blast just to cover Meruem in some cuts and bruises + a few burns. Not to downplay Adult Gon, but unless he can shell out that type of aura in a single blow, repeatedly in an extended battle with an opponent that is mentally leagues above him and whose speed vastly out shadows him (All this pre-nuke) he'd have a tall order to fill.
TL;DR: Meruem rules by mental ability, Gon eats crayons (Jk) (Not jk)
Pitou said with sure he could so, thats one of the ways Togashi can transmit important info to us... But this was pre Netero we known Meruem can evolve in some ridiculous ways, I don't think Gon could beat him with any kind of vow and limitation... Otherwise the only thing stopping anyone from being a weakling to a god is just their resolution.
I really don't think a natural adult Gon would be as powerful as the subjected-himself-to-death adult Gon.
Either way, I'm going with Meruem on both.
Adult Gon would win against normal Meruem IMO but he has no chances against the Post Rose one.
EDIT: It's Gon as a natural adult? Then I don't think he would win. Even though he has the potential it's difficult to imagine him as strong as against Pitou for now.
Last edited by Demonspeed; October 20, 2014 at 12:50 PM.
man didn't you see adult gon?? he smacked the living shit out of pitou. even the king wasn't able to do that (with intent to kill iirc).
Killing intent does not mean a lot.
If he strikes komugi with killing intent he is still not using full force.
e just underestimated pitou's strength.
that does not mean he can one hit her (which adult gon could not do, either).
A better estimation would be that Meruem could be pushed away by netero's hatsu.
Thus, i do think that meruem is weaker than adult gon by raw strength, but he is also probably a lot toughter than pitou. Meruem is smart enough to just fly while gon#s time is running out, too, and gon cannot follow him.
Let us not forget that the fight would have ended in a double KO if it wasnt for killuah saving gon from pitou's final attack.
YES, he did say that he struck Pitou with the intent to kill her at the beginning, but that doesn't mean he struck her with 100% of his power. He simply miscalculated the needed strength to kill Pitou - it was his way of praising Pitou that Pitou's not as weak as he thought (having contacted the captain-level ants first).
To prove my point, he did say it with certainty that he could one-shot Pouf, this was when he tore his own arm off and Pouf insisted on stopping the gungi game and tending his wounds.
Shit, even Kite did some damages to Pitou, what makes you think Meryem 1.0 can't do better?
Admittedly, Pitou did say Super Gon's "fangs could reach the King", but I still wouldn't think Super Gon can beat Meryem 1.0 simply because we have NEVER EVER seen Meryem tried his best. Show me Super Gon surviving Rose bomb then we'll talk.
Meryem 2.0 > any, every, and all. That is all.
To prove my point, he did say it with certainty that he could one-shot Pouf, this was when he tore his own arm off and Pouf insisted on stopping the gungi game and tending his wounds." are you sure he could one shot pouf though? or maybe he's just underestimating his subordinates? just like what you said.
"He simply miscalculated the needed strength to kill Pitou"
Pitou was done with Gon's kick, while Netero who stands toe to toe with the king albeit on the losing end was only able to push pitou away.
Firstly you have to understand where Meruem was coming from. Example, a fly is whizzing around your head and you swat at it, your blow has the intent to harm it seriously, maybe even kill it. The amount of force you put behind it is what you deem necessary to do the task of killing the fly. If a human being comes at you and you attack back with the intent to kill you'll use a WHOLE lot more force and energy on the human being attacking you than you did the fly, but you still intended to harm/kill both.
Meruem went from one shotting grunts to trying to take off the head of someone who was physically comparable to him (Aura aside). That's like swatting at a fly, only to hit it and discover the little bastard is as durable and crafty as a human being. You still intented to kill it for what you THOUGHT it was, but then you just discovered it was a bit more durable that you thought.
Just like you wouldn't wind up a spinning round house kick to destroy a bug on the wall, Meruem didn't wind up with his 100% on something he thought was going to be a sure fire kill using only a tail swing (an attack not enhanced by aura). Pitou wasn't even injured by Netero, only sent flying because she barely had any recovery options in mid air, the same would've happened to Super Gon or Meruem 1.0 in that case since neither had mid air combat skills (Besides Gon maybe firing his paper variation of his skill and using it like a jet engine.)
I really don't see in what a Pouf willing to die would help to prove this, if he is willing to die his body won't be covered by his aura to begin with. He had already hit Pitou and recognized her strength, in this case I don't see why he didn't try to one hit kill Pouf and Youpi when he hit them, he still didn't care about their lives at this point, why didn't he one shot them since he knew about Pitou's durability? Gon kicked Pitou after being attacked by surprise and this attack was more powerful than Meruem's tail slap, she was even unable to move for several seconds.
Meruem is stronger than Pitou so of course he would do better, he did better with a single tail slap. We don't really know what happened when they fought, Pitou could have been playing around, but she had only a few bruises, nothing significant, she didn't know how to use Nen well and had no ability. Even Netero's Palm attack left her uninjured.Quote:
Meruem tried his best against Netero, of course he doesn't even need of use Nen to destroy his body with ease but he did his best, he was using his top speed to reach him. Pitou felt Meruem's aura when he ate the Nen guard, she knows very well his power. Surviving the Rose is a durability feat, he still go carbonized, he would have died sooner without the help of Pouf and Youpi.
Gon has an aura comparable to Meruem, he is fast, has more offensive power and Jajanken, Meruem could only fight with CQC before eating his RGs. It would be a difficult battle but he is not winning this. Pitou was so relieved to be the one to die for a reason.
Last edited by KingOfNight; October 21, 2014 at 02:20 PM.
What is Meruem's strongest attack? His ability permitted him to get stronger by eating, he is limited to physical blows for attack . So, his most powerful attack is a physical blow with Ko. Adult Gon aura volume is comparable to him, but Gon is an Enhancer, there is no way Meruem's Ko tail slap/kick/punch/headbutt is more powerful than Adult Gon's Rock. And Pitou was still alive, after receiving that punch on her head, Meruem can't possibly damage her more than that.
Even if we say his punch is weaker than Gon's Rock, it still doesn't change the fact that he could rip his(Gon's) or Pitou's head off at any point he wants with his rip-a-limb-while-dodging-thousands-of-supersonic-attacks speed. He is limited to physical blows, which are NOT limited to punching or kicking. I didn't claim he had a punch or a kick that is more powerful than Gon's rock. He doesn't need it. As long as he beheads his opponent, he wins. So yes, he can damage Pitou more than Gon's rock did.
It'd be ridiculous to say you can one shot someone ONLY if the opponent lets his guard down. Like "Come here, I'll one shot you, but first lower your guard though."
Yes, Meryem would have died from Rose without Yupi and Pouf, my point is Super Gon would have been vaporized by that point. That's the difference between their defense.
Again, his tail slaps at Pitou with "intent to kill" was an underestimated attack. Upon learning Pitou's strength, Meryem was confident enough to say to Pouf that he could one shot Pouf - it does not matter whether Pouf guards down or up, because Meryem KNOWS he can.