In Chimera Arc, why weren't the people that stood in front of the castle infected

when Shaiapouf died because of the Rose-Bomb? He lay a long time next to the paralyzed people.

  • I am not sure but I guess Shaiapouf didn't die with rose bomb. At that time king died but when Shaiapouf and other royal guard came to that location in search for king, then they feeded him in order to save him. Mar 12, 2016 at 3:17
  • So what killed him? He just fell down und they declared him dead. After feeding the King, they were just smaller and weaker.
    – Phil
    Mar 13, 2016 at 14:41
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    A lot of people died in that country, to such an extent that a few more from radioactive poisoning might not make a big impact in death rates? I'm not sure...
    – eha1234
    Apr 5, 2016 at 9:55

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It's just an hypothesis, but, based on what is shown in the manga, the situation of these people was different than

the ones we know that died by the radioactive poisoning:


The King and the Royal Guard: Meruem took the direct impact of the Rose Bomb; Pouf and Yupi were in the center of the explosion soon after, taking the full impact of radiation: enter image description here


Komugi: she stayed in direct physical contact with the King for many and many hours, maybe days (for what I remember, it's not precisely stated how much time they passed together). She even touched the hands of the King: enter image description here

About common people:

By comparison, common people had not this level of direct contact with the poisoned characters (at least they were not touching them), and only some were near the corpses of the Royal Guard: enter image description here

However, as @eha1234 said in the comments, it's very possible that some people died by radiation, but, since a lot of people died for many reasons, maybe these death were not specified among the total. So, maybe the correct answer is that these people were, in fact, infected, maybe not as strong as the characters in question, due to reasons mentioned above.

And, was stated in Chapter 318, 46,613 people had a deterioration of their condition and died after being liberated from Pouf's hypnotic abilities enter image description here

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