Are you saying that Illumi is worse than hanzo, bodoro, and the like?
Nobody gave a damn about Hisoka and Illumi. It was only that crappy talent hunter who made hunting Hisoka and Illumi the centerpiece of his campaign. It's probable that the strongest hunters (in terms of fighting ability) can't be bothered/dont desire running for political positions.
The thing that did annoy me about the Election Arc is how easily Hunters are swayed like the average person. I thought it was ridiculous how Leorio got elected for sentimental reasons rather than any particular merit-based ones. You would think that pro hunters are objective and logical but apparently not.
Well, it's very clear that Netero was teasing Hisoka and I already explained why before. And about the Hunter organization, I think it has been established that they are a bunch of weaklings, it's normal because you don't need to be a strong fighter to be a Hunter Pro unless you are something like a Black List Hunter.
Togashi used Hisoka to show us the strength of characters. His toy list explain a lot of things. He also said himself that many Hunter Pros are weak.
The strong Hunters are: Zodiacs, Seirin Group, Illumi, Menchi, Buhara, Satotz, Biscuit( we can see she is not in Hisoka's list because he didn't see her true form, nice move Togashi). Hanzo is here too, he was the strongest non Nen user during the exam and he mastered Nen easily, he must be one of the strongest Hunters now.
Bushidora a Single-star Black List Hunter has been fodderised by Hisoka. We can trust his judgment.
@kenosecon: Let's suppose Ging is in the top 5 Hunters. The strongest humans Nen users who are not Hunters are Chrollo, Silva and Zeno, Maha probably but we didn't see him fight. Don't say me he can't rivalize with them.
Razor said Gon inherited Ging's talent. It means Ging is as talented as him or even more. He is an experienced Hunter and is recognized as a strong fighter. I am very confident he is the strongest Zodiac.
All Zodiacs are strong enough to beat Hisoka, who can himself rivalize with Chrollo, Silva or Illumi. Gon is talented as one in ten millions and Ging is at least as talented.
The only characters I can imagine stronger than him are Maha, Beyond Netero and Seirin Group members( that we don't know yet).
@demonspeed no the zodiacs are weaker than hisoka... he said hunters were so weak that he should kill all the zodiacs and be over with it... sorry if the kids translating it did a bad job.
@the other guy who always argues with me
no, ging is not the top five nen user, he is the top five hunter. go look for ging‘s page at the hunter guide. it says so in very huge letters.
If you use logic it‘s impossible o know who is the strongest nen user in the world as the world is huge and there are many users unaccounted.