Maybe you noticed hat last week was 27 and now we’re back to 25. No, I’m sorry, you didn’t just travel back through time and you don’t have a chance to do the last two weeks over again, I just realize I had skipped this question. Counting is hard you guys….
- How did you find HxH?
- Favorite main character
- Favorite supporting character
- Favorite Chimera ant
- Least favorite character
- Favorite Zoldyck Member
- Favorite Villain
- Favorite Nen type
- Favorite Nen ability
- Favorite episode
- Favorite scene
- Favorite opening animation
- Do you ship anyone
- Saddest scene
- Favorite non-nen ability
- Favorite ark
- Least favorite ark
- Favorite type of Hunter
- Favorite character outfit
- Funniest scene
- Who would you cosplay as
- Friendliest character
- Least friendly character
- Best main character family member
- Favorite character backstory
- Worse main character family member
- Manga or Anime
- Most relatable character
- What got you hooked on the show
- Why do you love HxH
Favorite Character Backstory
I had to really think on this one. In a longer running anime such as Hunter x Hunter, properly established characters are an absolute must. Not to mention that backstories become almost unavoidable as time marches on and ideas wear thin.
I’m actually pretty impressed that Hisoka’s backstory was never “, officially” given. Not that this character needs a backstory really, he’s got… everything else.
The origin stories of just about every important character are hinted at but never clearly laid out in the anime. The most developed is Kurapika as his background is the driving force for all his actions. This said, it’s also horrific. If ever there was an embodiment of righteous fury, Kurapika is it and his backstory is difficult to stomach.
We know that Leorio lost a friend because of unsuitable healthcare coverage, Killua had a unique family dynamic that included large amounts of torture training and an isolated childhood, while Gon is stuck sharing DNA with Ging (the horror). Everyone else we come across either grew up in abject poverty being forced to pursue a violent but lucrative career or had some degree of abuse thrust on them. For what is more often than not a lighthearted funny show, it sure rests on some pretty horrid foundations.
Well to be fair, the show has many serious and dramatic elements but somehow keeps the tone light. I’m not sure how it does that. Magic? Nen?
I guess if I have to pick a favorite it would be Neon Nostrade, the spoiled clairvoyant brat and mob daughter, if for no other reason than her story is the least a little optimistic. I’m not sure the same can be said about her future prospects but she got away completely unscahed from an encounter with Chrollo and that already makes her much luckier than most!
Suggested drink: a Clairvoyant
- Every time Neon uses her power – take a sip
- Every time Neon is being a pest – take a sip
- Every time Neon throws a tantrum – have a snack
- Every time Neon shares the screen with Kurapika – take a sip
- Every time anyone worries about Neon – take a sip
- Every time anyone tries to predict the future – take a sip