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What card game is being played by The Phantom Troupe?

It's rather hard to say, as we see only a few clips of the game. However, it seems that the game is some variation of Cheat, where players play cards face down and tell others what card they played. ...
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Does Hisoka conjure cards?

Those are real Cards, Coins and Needles. Chalk it up to Anime trope that he doesn't run out of Cards. Also its a logical fallacy to assume Hisoka doesn't buy/borrow/steal cards since its not shown. ...
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How Knov appearance kept on changing?

His appearance changed because he was so terrified. The idea was that he was so scared of the beings they were exposed to that his hair went white and he rapidly lost weight. Stress can cause rapid ...
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Is there a nen user that could've defeated Meruem (the king)?

Just from the point of the show, it is clear that the only character with a chance of beating Meruem in 1v1 is.... Other characters with a chance/broken abilities are: Chrollo Lucifer: The leader of ...
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Is there any news about Hunter x Hunter since March 2016?

Finally we got one great news. According to this Link and wiki: It's been a big past few weeks for "Hunter x Hunter" fans. After Shueisha's "Weekly Shonen Jump" announced mid-...
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What's with the "x" in "Hunter x Hunter" (and other anime/manga)?

A warning if you are planning to search on some of the titles listed below as some contain NSFW content. To add to the previously accepted answer, while the × or ×'s in anime titles will usually not ...
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What would have happened to Gon, Killua, and Kurapika if they had lost the coin game against Gotoh?

First of all, this is speculation, since you asked about 'what if'. I believe to answer your question, we first need to understand Gotoh's personality. From what the story depicted, we can fairly ...
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What's with the "x" in "Hunter x Hunter" (and other anime/manga)?

It could mean "Hunter of Hunter" as x, as a multiplication symbol is often replaced in equations with the word "of". For example, "5 of 12" means 5 lots of 12, and 5 x 12. Thus, the x in Hunter x ...
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Why did Pariston Hill leave the election stage out of a sudden?

Pariston indeed won the election as Gon picked him because he knew Leorio afterall wanted to be a doctor. Also, take a look at the final result. After that, Cheadle confronts Pariston in the hallway. ...
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Why didn't Kurapika manipulate Uvo to tell him all the information about the Phantom Troupe?

Kurapika does not have the ability to use any nen skill regardless of the type. He has the ability to learn any nen skill regardless of type and use it efficiently once has learnt it as if he was that ...
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How is the concept of aura in Hunter x Hunter?

The concept of Nen in HxH is comparable to Aura, Chakra, Haki, Mana, Magic, etc. from different series. It directly translates to Mind Energy apparently. In this series, it is life energy of the ...
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Who was Meruem in his human life?

I believe that because his birth was fueled by so many humans it is impossible to say that he was born from any particular one despite clearly having human DNA and features. This is similar to the way ...
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Is there any clarification from the publisher/author of Hunter x Hunter regarding the quality of chapters 335 to 338?

(expansion to my comment above, which would have been an answer if I could have found the image below) I said: Are your images from the weekly manga or the compendium volumes? When time pressure ...
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Hisoka role in Hunter X Hunter

By our real-world definition of evil, yeah, he is. But Hunter X Hunter morality is pretty grey, so in-universe he's not really "evil" per say.I wouldn't say he's an anti-hero or even evil, though. He ...
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Why didn't Netero call the more powerful adventurers for help in Chimera Ant arc?

I don't believe this question was directly answered in the anime. (I don't know if the manga provided an answer or not.) So I'll describe my understanding from context. The extent of the problem ...
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Why wasn't Hisoka interested in fighting Meruem?

Re-post: Because he had no clue that the ants even existed in the first place, Illumi informs him about the entire incident and its results at the start of the "gon restoration arc".
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Couldn't the Chimera Ant King be trapped in Knov's Nen dimension?

The plan required the Hunters to somehow force the King to move into Knov's Nen rooms, which would be almost impossible. Knov creating a Nen portal close enough to the King and pulling him into the ...
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Why was Palm sent on the mission to see the king and his guards?

Palm was sent into the compound with some other women to serve as a secretary to Director Bizeff. This as we all know is a farce the idea is that Palm will try to infiltrate the compound further to ...
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Where can I legally read HxH manga in English?

As mentioned by one of the commenters, you're going to just have to go and buy digital versions if you want to read it offline on your PC legally. I took a look at Viz Media's Hunter x Hunter web ...
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How is the concept of aura in Hunter x Hunter?

@Kaine does a great job at summarizing the basic concept of Nen. I think they missed a few things though. So this anwer just supplements their excellent answer so read ONLY AFTER the first one. I also ...
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Why did all Kurta Clan get beaten up even though they have the Scarlet Eyes?

There is an inherent assumption in the question, "IF Kurapika is so powerful with his scarlet eyes...". Yes it is true that when a member of Kurta clan becomes enraged they gain an increase in ...
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In the Zoldyck family is something known about the grandmother and the grandgrandfather?

Zeno Zoldyck is the father of the Silva Zoldyck. It is clearly stated in this family chart which in the HxH wiki. In the family tree, Maha Zoldyck is the grandfather of Zeno, also he is the oldest ...
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What is the meaning of the text on the hunter license?

It should be something like this in Japanese: ハンターライセンス ハンターライセンスカードについて 本カードは 本人以外使用不可能でず 紛失視された際 ライセンスが剥奪される 事はありませんが カードの再発行はどきません Which would roughly mean Hunter License About the Hunter ...
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When did Kastro dirty himself with blood?

According to the manga (chapter 54), that wasn’t blood, but “grime that builds up during combat”. So in the anime it was probably a case of the animators not wanting to waste time and resources on ...
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How can Gon be so tough physically when he’s just a child?

It may be to highlight the fact that he grew up in the mountains where everything he did was a form of training he did unknowingly. This could explain his insane stamina, speed and perception of the ...
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Difference between emission and conjuring

Emmiters are Nen users who are adept at separating their Auras from their bodies and using it for a variety of functions. Some examples being Leorio (who could emit his aura into creating a warmhole ...
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Is Alluka a biological offspring of the Zoldyks?

There's no information from the manga yet which can deny Alluka as a biological offspring of the Zoldycks. However, I'm not sure that them saying they don't know where Alluka came from would mean that ...
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Why didn't Killua use Nanika in the Chimera Ant arc?

In theory, he could've use Nanika for anything he wants. But that would give no sense to the anime. We can ask the same question for Saitama in One Punch Man : "Why didn't he kill Orochi directly, or ...
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Why didn't the Zoldyck teach Killua Nen

From the manga it emerges that they wanted to control him for as long as possible in order to grow him as a killer. By teaching him the nen, thanks to his potential, he could have rebelled at any time,...
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Can a Nen user still use their abilities after Kuroro Lucifer steals it?

According to his wiki page they do not have access to the ability anymore. Unfortunately, it is not stated wether or not he can give the skill back. It is probably safe to assume he would not give it ...
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