In the latest chapters of Hunter x Hunter, the series’ creator, Yoshihiro Togashi, has revealed surprising similarities between Kurapika and the Phantom Troupe, despite Kurapika’s intense hatred for them. Kurapika’s clan was brutally murdered by the Troupe for their valuable scarlet eyes, which served as his primary motivation for becoming a hunter and seeking revenge. In Yorknew City, he managed to take out one of the Troupe’s members, Uvogin, and seal the powers of their leader, Chrollo Lucifer. However, in chapter 397, the Troupe is galvanized into action when one of their members, Sarasa, is brutally murdered by a group of kidnappers in Meteor City. This act of violence spurs Chrollo to use the Troupe to get revenge on the culprits by carefully preparing a trap for them using the Dark Web.
Interestingly, the Phantom Troupe and Kurapika share similar methods, such as using the Dark Web to track their enemies and kill them rather than simply imprisoning them. This cycle of revenge has made Kurapika a mortal enemy of the Troupe, second only to Hisoka, who has killed two members. It is fascinating to see Togashi establish these parallels between Kurapika and the Troupe, especially since they are two of the most important characters in Hunter x Hunter’s current Succession Contest arc.
By revealing the similarities between Kurapika and the Troupe, Hunter x Hunter is setting the stage for a great confrontation in the future. It will be interesting to see how these deep parallels between the two will deepen their conflict and make their battle even more compelling. The latest chapters have added a layer of complexity to the story and characters, making fans eagerly anticipate what will happen next.
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