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Character development makes me happy. Seeing characters grow and change and become something other than what they used to be - it makes me feel like it’s a privilege to follow them, when it’s done right.
Gon a Killua present a very interesting case of character development: they’ve spent so long in each other’s company that they start imitating each other’s thinking processes. At the beginning of HxH, Killua tends to get past roadblocks by using force, and Gon by getting around them altogether.
But as they spend more and more time with each other, you can see Gon starting to prefer physical strength over changing the circumstances, and Killua is now starting to playing games by his making up his own rules. It’s as if they’d seen how the other operates and found it admirable enough to start using the same tactics. The change starts out as gradual, but around the Greed Island arc it gets more and more obvious.
It’s especially interesting considering their nen types. Gon is a reinforcer, so we expect him to use physical skills rather than psychology, and since Killua is a transmuter we expect him to change something’s circumstances rather than use brute force. But Gon starts out as someone who’s better at playing (mostly harmless) mindgames, and Killua starts out as someone who’s better at using physical force. That’s the exact opposite of what their nen type represents!
Which leads me to the thought that people’s nen manifests based on what they aspire to be rather than what they are (as hypothethised in HxH). Gon admires Killua’s Killua’s strength, Killua admire’s Gon’s perceptiveness, and slowly the both of them incorporate each other into their fighting styles.
They’re still complementing each other, but instead of Gon being responsible of Thinking and Killua on Acting, they’re now capable of doing both separately - and they’re both aware of that ability in the other, and respect it and what it means to their dynamic.
don’t say nice things to me or i get flustered and start crying
do you think anime parents have a baby
and when they see she has pink hair and blue eyes they just think
she’s a main character.”
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oh my god this is incredible
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*breaks a glass bottle* who wants to fight *accidentally cuts someone* oh my god are you ok
this post is so canadian
i live in texas
you’re definitely Canadian
IM NOT FUCKING CANADIAN
One of us, one of us.
WHATS GOING ON
ONE OF US, ONE OF US.
ONE OF US. ONE OF US.
IM GOING TO CRY SOMEONE JUST GOT CANADIANIZED
who do we blame for this