Started watching this a couple days ago and I'm up to the Chimera Arc.
I have to say, just from these few episodes, it's probably the worst thing to happen so far.
At this point, I'm getting a little tired of Gon and Killua being weaker than the shittiest enemy in the area by default.
Also, why are the Chimera's so strong when they have like zero fighting experience aside from shocked and frightened villagers? Why are they so strong? Why are the officers just able to see Nen for no reason whatsoever? Don't you have to train for (normally) years to see it and use it? At the very least, all the previous fights and arcs had enemies that were built upon years of experience and fighting and whatnot, and it had kept at least a decent amount of logic to it, so why this big change into the "new enemies, so super strong" field?
I get that they're combinations of animal genes, so they have perks and whatnot but this shit don't fly. Genetics don't just stack up on each other for the betterment of the species in a single shot.
Also, it doesn't make sense that it looks like the queen is eating brains (they're easily not the most nutritional part of the human body), also Kite's whole "If they eat the NGL's, they'll learn bioweapon information!" doesn't really work with the way genetics does.
Also, a lot of it seems to be trying to jump into the dark and edgy field with the plot, but whatever. HxH isn't very light anyway but it seems to be trying to be even more so.
>I'm up to the Chimera Arc.
>why are the Chimera's so strong
That's a spoiler.
>I get that they're combinations of animal genes
It's not just genetics, ants can retain memories and experience of when they were humans/animals.
Just finished the episode where Rammot got carried off by Colt.
Ah, I suppose I'll just come up to the "why are they so strong" thing, then.
>It's not just genetics, ants can retain memories and experience of when they were humans/animals.
Still, they've been combined with stuff like rabbits and birds and the like. I can't imagine many animals, aside from top tier predators really having much fighting experience.
I suppose I'll just keep watching until, hopefully, the plot explains itself.
>Just finished the episode where Rammot got carried off by Colt.
Haha, you haven't even seen the royal guard then.
You don't even know how strong Chimera ants are yet.
>Still, they've been combined with stuff like rabbits and birds and the like.
Stonger ants almost always have been made using humans in addition to animals.
>Haha, you haven't even seen the royal guard then.
Just saw that the Queen was gonna personally name them. I kinda guessed that they'd be the super elite guys, just from the usual storytelling method.
>Stonger ants almost always have been made using humans in addition to animals.
We're still talking about the show, right? Is there any reason why human genes would be, aside from rational thoughts and perhaps the gift of gab, be better than other animals?
Also; Rammot just got Nen through some nightly puberty or something.
>Is there any reason why human genes would be better than other animals?
Better brains, also ability to do nen.
> Rammot just got Nen through some nightly puberty or something.
He got it the way it was described during the heaven's arena arc. He got hit by a nen attack and survived it, which opened his aura pores making him able to use nen.
The ants are so strong because THEY ARE MAN SIZED ANTS! And ant can carry up to 100x it's own weight right, now imagine that strength at the size of a human.
I also started watching this recently, and have just reached the Chimera Ant arc. Greed Island was a massive disappointment to me after the God Tier plotting of the Phantom Troupe episodes. This thread fills me with pessimism.
Greed island was lame anyway, Chimera Ant arc is up there with York New
Please CA arc is garbage, Election is even worse with the free wishes plot device.
>now imagine that strength at the size of a human.
Terraformars please go