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When

Uvogin died at the hands of Kurapika in the York Shin arc,

did someone replace him? It is said that Kalluto replaced Hisoka. I wonder why him, specifically, seeing how Uvo left earlier than him.

Or should it be assumed that Kalluto just took Hisoka's number?

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Did someone replace Uvogin in the Phantom Troupe? Yes, Illumi Zoldyck replaced him as No. 11. It is in Volume 36 Chapter 377. The image below is taken from the wiki. enter image description here

As to why Illumi joined the Phantom Troupe, it is simply because Hisoka asked him to. He elaborated that Hisoka commissioned himself as a target to Illumi, and he joins just like that, and no questions were raised by the other Phantom Troupe members. So, if Illumi kills him, he gets a reward. Exactly what reward, it is not yet known. As to why Hisoka would want someone he is quite close to to kill him, I cannot say. He is quite unpredictable throughout the story. enter image description here However, when him and Illumi were hunting Killua and Alluka during the 13th Hunter Chairman Election arc, it is shown that he delights in the feeling of someone who have a desire to kill him. He is even debating on whether to gain Killua's or Illumi's hatred. (Chapter 330) This could be one of the reasons he asked Illumi to join the Phantom Troupe to kill him. enter image description here

Should it be assumed, that Kalluto just took Hisoka's number? No assumptions need to be made as this was also made clear in the manga in Chapter 377. So, yes, Kalluto is the new No. 4.

  • Could you describe in more detail than the wiki how Illumi joined? Maybe by citing the relevant chapters? It says Illumi joined, because Hisoka wanted to. Did the spiders just take anyone strong? Seems like there's some stuff missing. – Minix Feb 21 at 13:17
  • @Minix Added the info. Hope this clears things up. – W. Are Feb 21 at 13:46
  • @Minix Regarding the numbers, there seems to be no significance given nor is it elaborated as to how they are filled up or how people replaces former members. It couldn't be because of how strong they are as each 'leg' is treated equally; each ensures the survival of the group and has specific tasks depending on their abilities. They do have hierarchy with regards to arm wrestling strength which, IIRC, is included in one of the volumes in-between chapters: hunterxhunter.fandom.com/wiki/… – W. Are Feb 21 at 14:39

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