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The policy of Meteor City is basically an eye for an eye. In the example we have we saw that they killed everyone that was involved in the mistrial. But they didn't kill say, the family of the guys who were involved in the mistrial. It's clear that this revenge is limited to those who are directly involved in whatever wrong they may have perceived.
It is literally impossible for the entire Kurata tribe to have something to do with Meteor City by the fact that most people never even left the forest.
The only explanation would be that the Spiders are making a name for themselves and Meteor City, because it is impossible for the entire Kurata tribe to be directly involved in some kind of bad blood with Meteor City no matter what crazy explanation you can come up with.
I suppose you can say the Kurta tribe could've slaughtered Meteor City residents by the truckloads in the past which is why the revenge extends to the entire tribe, but in the case the whole revenge thing between the two is kind of silly to begin with as both sides are equally bad. Actually that's not implausible though it'd mean all this conflict and revenge basically boils down to just which side had the biggest guns. Maybe that's the point. If there are say 5 other guys as talented as Kurapika that survived, the Spiders would already be all dead and I'd guess anyone who has anything to do with the Scarlet Eyes would be all dead too and that wouldn't be any more justified than the initial massacre.
Maybe their existence is something that relates Ryuseigai. Who knows. I think there is more than just stealing the eyes, now. That message made it clear for me: There is a connection more deep than the eye meets (LOL, no pun intended)
Was fairly disappointed actually. The whole thing seemed rather meaningless and the backstory and the massacre as it relates to Kurapica is terribly mundane. Plus, it answered nothing and instead raised a couple of questions.
One possible thing to conclude though is that the Spiders weren't responsible for the death of Kurapica's tribesmen. It is terribly unlike them to leave messages, particularly messages relating to Meteor City (as shown in the York Shin Arc, the Spiders aren't affiliated with Meteor City at all). Possibly the Spiders killed off some other tribesmen that split off from Kurapica's group in the past.
Also liked the way Togashi tried to justify Kurapica's power level in York Shin. Well now you have it folks - Emperor Time gives the wielder a power-up in physical attributes, not just Nen.
Ubo admitted they were the ones killing off the tribe. Note that the third bubble on the first panel should read "The boss liked those eyes very much".
Eh, let's say that some random Kurta tribes guy went to Meteor City, stole the launch codes for the Rose, causing millions of Meteor City residents to die, so now the Spiders came back for revenge and hence the message. But what exactly is the point of all this? Are we supposed to say 'yeah those Kurta guys deserve to die and Kurapika's an idiot for seeking revenge?' No, it really doesn't change anything regardless of what may have happened before the Kurta and Meteor City in the past. That's why I find the whole message to be rather pointless, not to mention grossly out of place with the characterization of Meteor City.
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That's why it's really weird to see the message given the Spiders seems to go out of their way to make sure they're not easily affiliated with Meteor City (the Mafia didn't think about them being affiliated with Meteor City until they can't find their existence).
I think you're missing some stuff here, Phan. First, they don't say "Kurapika's an idiot for seeking revenge" even in the most ridiculous scenario. They're pretty much extreme people. If we read the chapter when they first said so, you'll notice that it's a pattern when something gets stolen.
Even if we think that Kuruta are completely innocent, we don't know what happened in the lapse of those 6 months. Togashi isn't stupid, He wouldn't place that message (The final one, the cliffhanger, the plot point) just because. You may perceive as gross, but it's actually because you're reducing a lot of stuff on solely what we know. And we know little.
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BTW Spiders are mostly from Meteor City. It was stated. Even Hisoka said that they sometimes do philanthropic works.
Commenting a bit late the second part of the Oneshot.
The chapter was good and I admitted that the last pages made my blood freeze.
The Genei Ryodan sure done a nice job back then; I wonder if the movie will reveal the true meaning of that message.
What deeper meaning could possibly be there? The best you can argue is 'maybe there was a good reason for the Spiders to kill the Kurta'. Sure maybe the Kurta were about to launch a Rose at Meteor City, or they were spies working for the Ants and killing them saved humanity from certain extinction. But in the end, none of that even matters when you're talking about Kurapika. It's not like he's going to say, "OMG my tribe was a bunch of lunatics working for Ants, I've been wrong all this time! I should thank the Spiders!" even if this totally impossible spin to put the Spiders in a positive light was true.
And if there's some other party involved that's even more pointless and again it's irrelevent relative to Kurapika who could not possibly know about other party's existence, nor would he care about their involvement even if he did (other than perhaps adding more people to his hit list).
i really hated every single one of them now........ i wish there will be a massacre of the spiders too in future events