Hello everyone, this is Marie from nntheblog and today I’d like to present a discussion on the topic “hunter x hunter”, more precisely all the subtleties surrounding the Gon nen.
Today’s topic is “will gon get his nen back”. In chapter 344, Gon says “huh”, my aura doesn’t come out.
This is the first time he realizes that he can’t use his Nen or is unable to see it as Ging says in chapter 345, “With me you probably can’t see it anymore that means you’re back to normal isn’t that enough?”
remember what you told me and then it’s a flashback of a Gon fighting the Neferipitou.
I agree that it ends here then back to Ging you fought ready to leave everything behind and return to normal if you want more. There will be a price to pay you should be happy, this is a great chance for you to find out what you want to do. Then Gon goes back to Mito.
How could Gon have obtained such power, and How Did He lose his nen?
Gon used the concept of limitation and restriction in nen to become stronger.
We’re going to go back to the basics and take a look at the nine limitations and conditions, and specifically how extreme limitations can lead to very powerful abilities, and even further, we’re going to take a look at the ultimate limitation, which is after death.
If you have seen my post on hxh nen as a whole or are familiar enough with the nen system, you are probably already familiar with the concept of nen limitations and how they affect different abilities.
But for those of you who are a little confused about the subject or just need a little refresher, we’ll cover the basics first.
What are nen restrictions and limitations?
In most cases, nen at its basic level is of course a very powerful and useful ability, but often at the basic level, the techniques and abilities you can create are nothing that can’t be stopped by an above average individual.
So to greatly enhance one’s own abilities, the concept of limitations, restrictions, conditions or whatever you want to call them was developed.
Basically, these limitations work as follows: in developing an ability, the user of that ability puts in place certain limitations to greatly enhance his or her power or effectiveness.
An extension of your mind and body and therefore it will react strongly to your personal desires and determination to achieve them a great example of limitations would be what Kurapika develops with his various chain related abilities.
In Kurapika’s case, since he is a conjurer, Izunavi his sensei made sure to explain to him that at the basic level anything he conjures would only be equivalent to the real life object he could basically buy.
Therefore, instead of wasting your energy conjuring something you can buy on the street, he told Kurapika that to really create something useful for his purposes, he would need to put some restrictions in place to strengthen the ability he wanted to create.
So, for Kurapika’s goal of having an unbreakable chain, he created the condition that he is only able to use his chain prison techniques on the Phantom troop members and if he were to break this limitation, he would die giving his own life.
Indeed, he would die because giving his own life to keep this condition in check is considered the ultimate sacrifice of the prison chain.
Thus, this chain becomes extremely powerful to the point that it is borderline unbreakable in fact the only way to break free from this chain is by brute force as it also places the captured victim in a state of zetsu.
However, even Uvo, the physically strongest member of the Phantom troop, was unable to break free from these chains, which means that the restriction of capturing spiders only at the cost of death.
Thus, if this rule is a very expensive limitation in exchange for great power.
Kurapika also has many other limitations for his various other abilities so if you want to know more. feel free to check out our post on Kurapika.
In short, every individual is different with different goals and things they are willing to sacrifice to achieve them.
The limitations can be anything but obviously based on our example with Kurapika. Thus, the more costly the restriction.
However, having said that, the biggest problem with restrictions is the fact that if you break the rules you put in place yourself, there will be consequences.
For example, if you didn’t set up specific punishments for yourself when you set up these restrictions, it is likely that you will lose your Nen entirely if you break these rules.
The only thing I wanted to talk about in this post was the Adult Version Gon because I know some people are probably a little confused about how he was able to achieve such power seemingly out of nowhere.
But to put it simply, Gon decided to give everything he had, his ability to use Nen, his natural talent and even a large part of his life to get the power needed to smash Neferipitou.
This manifested itself in the form of growing into adulthood. with the addition of unparalleled power, even for one of the Chimera’s royal guards, with Pitou being taken down in just a few attacks.
Peto even mentioned that the Adult Gon version was now as strong as Mereum, which, based on Mereum’s show of power against Netero, we can assume that Gon would have been considered one of the strongest hunters in the universe during that short period of time.
We don’t know but I think we can assume that the fight would have been very close in terms of the power that was given to him we can also assume that due to Gon’s natural talent and effectiveness with men, he probably could have gotten that power naturally throughout his life if he hadn’t given it all up. as Killua even mentioned that it would have taken several decades of constant training to reach a form like that.
Which means that if Gon hadn’t been in such an emotional state and given up everything for the power, he probably could have gotten that power on his own with time and training in the future.
So while Gon was able to obtain this massive power, even if only for a short period of time, it cost him everything he had and afterwards he was nothing more than a shriveled California raisin on the verge of death, which was also described as unhealable until Nanika was able to miraculously heal him.
However, as Neferipitou predicted, although Gon is now in perfect health, he no longer has the use of his nen or rather, he has completely lost the ability to use nen, he is back to square one where he can’t even see it on himself or others.
As Ging mentioned, his aura is still there but he has probably lost the ability to control it again.
i.e. he will have to reopen the nodes of his aura, relearn the basic techniques, etc. so even after giving up everything for his adult form, there is still a chance that Gon will get his nen back in the future by re-training.
But I wouldn’t hold your breath either because it might not be possible, we still have to see. but for now, gone ended up sacrificing his ability to use nen or sacrificing his ability to feel aura and although he sacrificed much more than that.
at the time, the nanika was generous enough to give him back most of what he had lost. So we can deduce that Gon is not only very lucky but also that restrictions are a force to be reckoned with as they can give you seemingly invincible power but at a high price.
The last thing we’re going to talk about today is the ultimate limitation, that is, after death. Normally you would think that once someone dies, their nen would simply die with them, but this is far from the case.
We learned about the idea of nen after death from Fink who stated that nen do not always disappear, in fact in some cases they become stronger.
pre-existing condition to remain or naturally maintains its former users negative and vengeful emotions for the sole purpose of extracting revenge in any way.
although we also know that other emotions can also bring nen back from the dead the reason why none after death is so powerful is that death can be seen as the ultimate limitation if Gahan was able to make nen disappear, there is no reason to do so.
the ultimate limitation, for me, Gon was able to achieve this immense power by giving up only a fraction of his life.
If someone were to give up his whole life he would have nothing left to give which means that after death, the nen in question will become as strong as possible to fulfill his last duty.
To give some examples of what I mean let’s look at the different cases where nen abilities activate after the death of their user the first real example we saw was Pitou’s terpsichorean ability a’ due to the fact that Pitou was so dedicated to the protection and service of Mereum.
After seeing the threat of Gon’s power and fearing that he would be able to kill Mereum, these emotions fueled her terpsichorean ability after her death, causing her to become a zombie reborn for the sole purpose of killing Gon.
Because the ability was reborn through the limitation of death itself, she was also able to perform her duty as best she could, which led to her using Pitou’s corpse to cut off Gon’s arm while he was in his adult form.
But even though Pitou’s ability was unable to achieve its overall goal, the fact that I was able to catch gone off guard and even cut off one of his limbs while he was in this state is pretty impressive.
The next two examples occurred a little later when Chrono fought his crow Sokka. Sokka crow though basically explained that under normal circumstances, the abilities he stole with his abilities disappear from his book after their original owner dies for example.
We saw that he no longer has Neon’s future prediction ability, which means that she is dead however Chrollo also mentioned that one of his stolen abilities did not disappear after the death of its owner in fact it became much more powerful to the point that Chrollo could keep it in his book later.
During the same fight we saw the other example with the death of Hisoka. just before being killed by Chrollo, Hisoka poured all his emotion into his bungee gum ability asking it to come back to life after his death and essentially revived it by contracting on his heart and lungs. because the limit of this request was death.
the bungee gum performed to the best of his ability and actually brought Hisoka back to life by forcibly reviving him even after he was probably completely dead.
for a short period of time the last example we could see was Camilla, the second prince or princess in this case of the Kakin empire.
The ability in question appears in the form of a cat. in this regard the actual ability of this nan-beast apparently must be accomplished by the death of Camilla which means that this ability can not be used without death and in fact requires it although for this ability to activate.
Camilla must also be killed by another person so not only is this ability limited by her own death but it is also limited by the fact that another person must kill her so with this knowledge we can assume that this particular ability is more powerful than anything we have seen so far in terms of activation requirements.
After Camilla is killed and the ability activates a gigantic catenine beast will appear behind her killer and crush her in its break while crushing her, it simultaneously extracts every ounce of her life force destroying her entire body in the process the life force that was extracted then concentrates in the cat’s tail the cat then takes this life force and places it in Camilla’s mouth, which will heal all of her wounds and raise her completely from the dead.
so while the cost of this ability is to die which probably sucks a lot she is not only able to come back to life afterwards, but also completely eradicate the person who took her life in the first place which honestly makes this ability one of the most broken abilities in the series.
If you ask me, the only problem would be that she can still receive wounds and feel every ounce of that pain and if her assailant doesn’t kill her she just has to stand there and stay in pain and agony.
However based on the conditions of this ability I would be willing to bet that after she dies from the wounds inflicted by this person, the cat will restore all of her wounds, whatever they may be, and probably even have the ability to restore missing limbs.
It is also very possible that this ability could work on more than one person at a time if Camila were to be killed by more than one person, as she did in pushing her attacker to death.
It is also very possible that this ability could work on more than one person at a time if Camila were to be killed by more than one person as she did by prompting several guards to shoot her at the same time which means that each of those guards who shot could also be considered responsible for her death.
But again this is just a possibility whatever in terms of none after death this ability is by far the most powerful we have seen to date and for good reason but with this I think we have successfully explained the concept of the extreme limitations of humans including the ultimate limitation of death and why these limitations make nen more powerful I hope you have learned something new or found a better understanding of how these limitations work
Also Read : Nen HxH : Everything You Need To Know
Why WILL Gon Get Nen Back ?
So for me I think, it’s likely that Gon won’t get his nen back or maybe he will get it back if togashi comes out with some kind of shonen cliché.
But then I kept thinking and I was like I read the conversation that took place between Ging and Gon and I came to the conclusion that it’s not the right question in my opinion, it’s about whether Gon wants to get his nen back and not if he can. Because he could.
When Ging said to Gon that “you have become a normal child again”, it means that he has become again what he was before the hunter’s exam.
For example, as if he has regained his place, He has become a normal child again as we saw in the first chapter or episode of Hunter x Hunter. so the question is not really if he can get his nen back, but rather if he wants to continue his life as a hunter or if he just wants to be a normal person, a normal child and relax.
Personally I think he’ll get it back and he’ll start training again, maybe he’ll train against Wing Sun and he’ll go all the way to Biscuit or maybe there’ll be someone, maybe a new instructor that he’ll win.
Yes I definitely see that Gon will get his nen back it’s just a matter of will. So as I said earlier, the question is not really if he can do it.
Which Nen Gon will it be? Will It be of the specialization type?
So about his nen. I do think he will permanently lose his nen. This would remove any viability as a character to do anything impactful since he’s not the smartest and tended to rely on it. So in order for him to still be effective, I would think he would either need a shift in character to someone more thoughtful, which isn’t likely or give him some other power other than nen. I don’t think they would want to have another power system since nen is both complicated and diverse for all of their needs.
I do however think Gon will change nen types. Not too specialist, as I feel like that’s too cliche. I think HxH does a good job of having the exception case but still making it clear that you don’t need to be it in order to be powerful. There are many powerful non-specialist and being specialist doesn’t make you more powerful, just an oddball. Making Gon a specialist would fall too much into the ‘special ability’ cliche you see all the time so I think he will change, just not too Specializer.
But I don’t want him to change. I think Enhancer suits him well. But everything is too well set up too not change. Wing foreshadowed that under rare and intense circumstances a person can change nen group. I’m not sure what’s more rare and intense than someone being so grief stricken that they set an incredible restriction upon themselves to then be at deaths doorstep. Only to be healed by magic which reset him. We even know that it affected his nen. So he now has been through a life-changing event, possibly needing to re-learn nen and an arc’s worth of time to get used to the changes. I don’t want him to change, but I feel like it’s perfectly set up for him to change and for it to be done well. I think they could also tie it with a character development.
Those are just my thoughts, curious about yours.