There is also a quote from Genthru that really embodies his philosphy:
"The trick is to show how calm yet crazy you are" - Genthru.
This is something we come to relate with Gon in the Ants arc.
Last edited by futurefrog; May 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM.
However, this all changes after he sees Kite during those "Reunion" chapters. I'll update this post later with more details, but they're pretty important in tracking Gon's character development. For the first time, Gon realizes what it truly means to hate.
futurefrog, I really liked your writeup on Genthru. I've never even really considered reanalyzing his motives until now. You're right--if he was after material wealth, Genthru would have had a considerably easy time acquiring it with his abilities. Even if he is not a professional Hunter, he could become one with no problem. Money would never be an issue again. So why did Genthru come to Greed Island in the first place? What was he after?
Last edited by Popo; May 19, 2012 at 02:57 PM.
All this talk about Genthru makes me really want to re-read Greed Island.
The highest probability is that he was after the money, AND something else which could only be acquired in GI, like one of the cards. Let's face it people, there's no easy way to anyone to win 50 billion buckets like that, and Gensuru's Bomber ability was devilish designed to be used under a mask of deception, making it easier for him to see his nen a sure-way to win the game.
It's baseless conjecture spurred by - let's be honest - futurefrog's unreasoning fandom of Genthru. Furthermore I refer you to his posts on Genthru's purported return. Hell I refer you to his posts on Genthru in general.Quote:
My favorite part of GI was (aside from the Razor sidequest) Gon and Killua's training with Biscuit.
I especially liked the whole part of GI that if played properly, and treated as a true game, it was really all about improving Nen. That Gon and Killua, with their innocence and determination, could easily finish the game if it weren't for the misguided scumbags who disrupted the game for wrong reasons.
As villains go, he's alright. He has interesting abilities. He's not particularly driven - he just wants to win the game. Sometimes that's enough.
Good news guys. New group has decided to scanlate older chapters of Hunter x Hunter (the ones that look like shit) and they've just released chapters 18 and 19. You can grab them from their site: http://jwmad.blogspot.se/
I'm also pretty sure that translators/typesetters/cleaners would be welcome to help.
And to be honest, the concept of villain in HxH is quite weird. Everyone has both "sides" in a way that is quite subtle but evident, which makes Gentrhu another interesting character. Not my favorite, actually, I personally believe He did not made such a huge impact on Gon.