Hahaha, just kidding. Not going to drag that out again! I couldn’t resist that intro after Hisoka’s pasty posterior came up in conversation earlier today.
Anyway, we get more time with one Biscuit Krueger this episode. I love her development here as she goes from wanting to pick on Gon and Killua to raging and indignant as Killua blows her off to absolutely beside herself at these FUCKING CASUALS just strolling through the game doing whatever. All that precious Nen potential going to waste . . . she can’t help but want to train them. (Which also happens to involve making their lives miserable, as you can tell by her order for Killua to do 200 pushups after failing the training test.)
It’s pretty interesting — and common sense, considering who made Greed Island in the first place — that so much of the game involves varied use of Nen, and it also makes sense that Gon and Killua wouldn’t pick up on this too quickly. Even though they have powered through Nen lessons at an astonishing rate, Gon and Killua haven’t had to use Nen in many strategic ways yet, mainly because they’ve been up against opponents who would destroy them in a straight-up Nen battle. They haven’t had time to settle down and really learn the intricacies of Nen. Gon needed some prodding from Wing to unleash his crazy super strength, and Killua was basically experimenting when he came up with his electric Nen powers.
So, yes, Gon and Killua have basically been brute forcing their way through Nen training so far, so it’s no surprise that they’re unable to apply their Nen powers to puzzle solving in Greed Island. (Side note: How AWESOME would a Zelda-style Greed Island game be where you use different types of Nen to solve puzzles and battle enemies? I would play this in a heartbeat.) I laughed a lot at how happy they are to just walk around, sample the sights and run the hell away when they’re confronted by nasty creatures while Biscuit grumps and grouses while she stands from on high. Kids having fun?! OUTRAGEOUS
still though HNNNNNNNGH
While all this fun stuff is going on, our friends the Spiders are doing their own thing in Greed Island. I like the revelation that Greed Island takes place on a real island rather than a virtual area. It’s a nice way to have a video game-like presentation while still ensuring that the normal rules and such that the story has already established are still in play. I also love that the explanation “Our bodies were transported to a faraway island” makes more sense than “The video game console sucked out our souls, and here we are!” By the way, it must have taken a LOT of Nen power to craft this humongous world on the island. That alone should be an indicator of how strong Ging is.
Also lol Phinks and Feitan having a player-killing competition. That asshole with the Beats by Dre headphones is among their (many by now, surely) victims. Can’t think of a more deserving person at the moment. (More deserving folks will, however, make themselves known later on.) Anyone have bets on who will win? I honestly don’t remember if the story actually bothers to name a winner, haha. Both dudes are utterly deadly. If I had to pick, though, I think I’d go with Feitan. Just a gut feeling.