Poor Morel. Dealing with the insufferable morass of a hostile bureaucracy makes him so grumpy.
This is an interesting thing to pop up, though I’m not sure whatever political hullabaloo going on in the Hunters Association will have any direct implications in this arc. It comes off as a small annoyance that will fester into something pretty bad when everyone has to deal with the fallout of whatever happens when the Hunters wipe out the Chimera Ants. Like, if Netero were to die (and there’s a good possibility of that if he’s going up against someone who is clearly the strongest character in the series to this point), then suddenly there’s a huge power vacuum and some greedy fuck will absolutely be waiting to swoop in and fill the void. I don’t think any Hunter would actively sabotage the mission to crush the Chimera Ants, because that would be silly, but making the mission just a bit tougher and dragging it out a bit longer seems like a properly assholish thing to do.
It is amusing that this pops up when the American government is still in the throes of a shutdown. I wonder which Hunter is the John Boehner of this series?
At least something will happen soon, though, even if it took Cheetu forcing their hand to make it so. I suppose these Chimera Ants aren’t too proud to know where their bread is buttered, so to speak, though we know Leol is the sneaky type willing to play the long game and build up his power to betray at the most convenient moment. (But the Royal Guard is also aware of this since they’re trusting Leol to do well enough to try to earn their trust. Have they been watching the series, too?!) It’s probably a good thing that Leol and Cheetu and whoever else aren’t running into the king, because he would probably behead them for begging to get back into his good graces. I wonder if the king ever does anything with those heads after he’s whacked them? Does he ever hang them above his mantle like trophies, or are they too broken and mushy afterward? These are the hard-hitting questions all fans are asking, I bet.
Also, hey, Gon can run around and stuff while charging his attack now! How did he even practice this while being unable to use Nen for a month? Details! Being mobile obviously doesn’t make it an all-powerful killing machine attack, but it certainly does help since Gon can at least defend himself decently while charging his death punch. All the better to beat hulking owls with masses of muscles. Also, with really stretchy overalls. How did those things not rip apart when that owl bulked up like that?! Then again, I don’t really know how the Chimera Ant clothes actually work. Maybe they’re part of their bodies; after all, where would they get clothes if they were born in a nest in the middle of nowhere? There aren’t any shopping centers in the Chimera Ant kingdom, at least from what I can tell. Maybe the clothes wearing ants stole their clothing after killing some humans. That’s probably the most reasonable explanation. But I prefer to think that basketballigator, for instance, was born with a jersey and shorts.
Or that the bat was born wearing lingerie. Seriously, what the fuck? Chimera Ants are weird.