I am not quite understand why Hisoka tried to kill all Phantom Troupe member after he was lost from its leader, Chrolo Lucifer. That fight, Chrollo vs Hisoka i think is reasonable because Hisoka always intended to beat a person that more powerful than himself,

but in the end he was lost and also confirmed death by Shalnark.

From the very first Phantom Troupe's Arc, Hisoka seems didn't have that kind of urge to kill all Phantom troupe's member. After his rebirth from that battle between Chrollo Lucifer, he suddenly have urge to kill all Phatom Troupes' member, this is just escalated quickly mood from Hisoka. His first Victim from the group were

Shalnark and Kortopi, in chapter 357

What's his motive to kill all Phantom Troupe's member ?


The thing is, it's quite hard to interpret or understand Hisoka's motives. So, as to the reason behind Hisoka's seemingly abrupt decision to kill or hunt down all Phantom Troupe members, we don't know yet as of now unless it will be revealed in upcoming chapters. Chapter 357 also surprised me as his decision was so sudden.

What we do know, either from reading the manga or watching the anime, is that Hisoka is someone who gets off or is 'turned on' when fighting someone who is strong, either stronger than him like Chrollo or someone with potential like Gon. This could probably mean that he either has Agonophilia or he's an adrenaline junkie. He probably wants to fight all of the Troupe members, believing it would give him great arousal or excitement since he probably realized they could be worthy opponents after his fight with Chrollo. But again, this is just a possibility based on his actions. We can't be sure unless Togashi explicitly shows this in the future.

It would be, however, hasty to immediately conclude that he did it 'just because' with no reason or plan. He's not like that and he plans all his moves, as can be seen, for example, in his fights during the Heavens Arena arc. As to his exact plans for antagonizing all of the members of the Troupe, it also has yet to be revealed.

  • but, in chapter 357, he defeated some of phantom troupe member easily because their ability were "stolen" by chrollo. It's contradicted, since what i know Hisoka only want to fight person when they are in good condition to fight against him.
    – Gagantous
    Apr 3 '19 at 6:44
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    @Gagantous 'Hisoka only want to fight person when they are in good condition to fight against him' During the Hunter Exam, this was not the case, though. Remember how he killed those group of people in that misty area? Or when he killed someone just out of pure bloodlust when Gon was tailing him? The Troupe has no quarrel with him but by killing 2 of their members, he's made enemies with all of them. This was probably in the hopes of fighting all or some of them at the same time. But again, this is just speculation based on how much he craves excitement from fighting.
    – W. Are
    Apr 3 '19 at 7:27

It's because hisoka fought chrollo and chrollo used the phantom troupes powers to aid him in the fight, so he's going to kill them all in order to have a fair fight with chrollo. because killing the user removes the ability from chrollo's book.

  • So why he didnt kill mari ? She is phantom troupe member after all
    – Gagantous
    May 12 '19 at 2:08
  • Please include relevant sources/references. Because stealing abilities also results to the original user unable to use that ability anymore.
    – W. Are
    May 12 '19 at 4:58
  • @Gagantous Because she healed him after getting defeated from chrollo.
    – Nick
    May 13 '19 at 9:42
  • @W.Are Chrollo took Shalnark and Korotopi's Hatsu to defeat Hisoka, Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 351 Chrollo asks if they wants their abilites back, Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 357 They allow Chrollo to keep them and die to hisoka defenseless.
    – Nick
    May 13 '19 at 9:50
  • @W.Are Killing the owner of an ability Erases the ability from Chrollos book Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 352
    – Nick
    May 13 '19 at 9:56

probably hisoka realized that lying in wait made him become rusty. Evidence is that when he fought chrollo, the latter showed off his offensive strategies, while the former observed in amazement. After his rebirth, hisoka considers he might have caused his own loss and swears to become a new person entirely.


In my opinion its because, whenever Hisoka was fighting with Chrollo, he was actually 1(Hisoka) vs 4(Chrollo, Machi, Shalnark, Kortopi). And it is obviously unfair matchup. I found this video very helpful explaining hisoka reason to kill every troupe.

Part1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Km6l5gRXuY

Part2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2vsYFYMD1g

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    this doesn't answer the question to Hisoka's motives. if the answer is in any of the youtube link you have linked to it's best that you summarize the relevant information from then in the event the videos were to be removed
    – Memor-X
    Jul 30 '19 at 2:28
  • why did machi involved on that match ? chrollo didnt steal machi's ability
    – Gagantous
    Jul 30 '19 at 7:03
  • @Gagantous this pictures might help explain your question. i.imgur.com/dhu7ZZ6.png Right picture source: Chapter 355
    – Azriz
    Jul 30 '19 at 10:10
  • i think that's shalnark ability, not machi
    – Gagantous
    Jul 30 '19 at 10:57
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    @Gagantous, yup perhaps he have 2 antenna, but Hisoka is holding a different kind of antenna. And most likely like Machi antenna. vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/hunterxhunter/images/3/33/…
    – Azriz
    Jul 30 '19 at 23:26

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