The Royal Guard replies he has not found them yet and insists on terminating the game. He draws the board in the dust on the floor. Noticing her injuries, he rebukes her for not calling for help, while remarking her fragility. At MyAnimeList, you can find out about their voice actors, animeography, pictures and much more! Nen Manga Debut The challenge causes him to burst into a gleeful laugh. Asked why he did not kill both afterward, Menthuthuyoupi admits it did not feel right and declares himself ready to be punished. [22], As he improves in Gungi, so does Komugi. This subreddit is dedicated to the Japanese manga and anime series Hunter X Hunter, written by Yoshihiro Togashi and adapted by Nippon Animation and Madhouse. Believing that all humans would succumb to fear or desire he challenged her with the conditions that should she win he would give her anything in his power, but her failure would mean one of her limbs cut off. The King realizes Netero must join his hands between attacks and that he turned an ordinarily wasteful movement into a powerful asset faster than he is. They keep playing for eight hours, and Komugi wins every time. Meruem is always barefoot. He is voiced by Kouki Uchiyama in the Japanese version of the anime and Max Mittelman in the English version, the former of whom also voices Daryl Yan and Midnight. Meruem was the King of the Chimera Ants and the strongest known character in the entire series. [16], Confident he has figured out and is about to disrupt her rhythm, Meruem isolates his king in a strategy he calls "Detached Castling". A borrowed castle. Hunters are selfish, remember? As they set up the pieces, Komugi thanks Meruem for saving her, but he replies it was one of his underlings who did it. Furthermore, he came to believe the true purpose of power is to protect the weak who deserve to live, not to torment the defeated. Playing Gungi with Komugi elevated his pattern-recognition skills to an ability similar to precognition. [34] Ecstatic, Netero leaps up and activates Ninety-Ninth Hand. [31], The dragon vanishes above a testing site for military weapons. Image Gallery [37] Netero clenches the muscles of his leg so tight that not a single drop of blood escapes, to Meruem's amazement. Despite losing to Meruem in combat, Netero ends up killing him with a bomb implanted in his body that poisons him to death soon after. Thank you for becoming a member. [1][2] He was born with the ability to use Nen[5] and a vastly superhuman amount of aura, which exceeded even that of the Royal Guards. When Komugi clumsily introduces herself, he orders her to be silent so he can learn the rules of the game. She offers to close them, but he declares he is not bothered by her keeping her eyes open. Neferpitou's death. However, Netero's hand motions were so fast that Meruem failed to see his first attack,[33] and it was only thanks to the psychological phenomenon known as Spirit Echoes that he managed to barely keep up with them,[36] until he finally managed to dodge a flawed counter. [23], However, Meruem grins ominously. Prying the construct's hands open, Meruem's temper flares slightly, but it is enough to make Netero double the distance between them. Immense Stamina: Meruem defeated the shogi and Go champions of East Gorteau without resting between matches,[14][15] and did not show the slightest hint of physical or mental fatigue even after playing Gungi with Komugi for three days straight. The guards protest they offered themselves willingly. When Komugi replies she did not want to be an inconvenience, he states she is an important guest. She tells him where Komugi is hidden in return for being able to monitor him through Wink Blue, which Meruem agrees to. Purple (2011) [17] He excels at identifying his opponent's "rhythm",[15] the unconscious bias that guides their choices, and at disrupting it or turning it against them, not only gaining insight in their thought process but also managing to exploit it for his benefit. She pauses for the first time, but after a moment, she counters his move. After a brief loss of memory he seemed to become much more respectful and closer to his subordinates after being fed a part of them when he was dying, as he could feel things they can feel, and tell easily if they were hiding something or not from him; at the same time he could sense their loyalty to him, causing him to put their loyalty to the test before considering to punish them, even more so if they answered truthfully despite doing so may inquire admitting to a miscalculation. He commends the speed of the attack and sits down again, silently admonishing Netero not to make him repeat himself. The Royal Guard swears he will keep his word. The predictable response is "Another game". It'd be one heck of a fight and I wish they would've went that route instead of the stupid poison that killed Meruem. [49], Komugi decides to stay as she makes her move, The two take a Gungi board into Bizeff's bedroom. Killua Zoldyck was one of the main characters in the arc and he played a decent role in stopping the Chimera Ants as well. Hair Color [15], As she focuses on the board, she opens her eyes and Meruem notices her vibe changes completely. Meruem shows his cruel nature right after birth, Meruem was initially a cruel and violent leader. He dismisses her to have a rematch against the Go champion, much to her displeasure. Such examples were when Shaiapouf explained how certain people could become rulers through connections or bloodlines instead of power, something which Meruem viewed as defying all-natural logic. In such a case, the victim count would be in the hundreds of millions - and if we add up the environmental consequences on health, food and economy, it could nearly wipe out humanity itself. He was quite adept and learned things at an astonishing rate, being capable of mastering any form seen of board games in just ten matches and defeated world champions with ease. Meruem declares he has learned different kinds of strength exist and reflects on his actions, causing Shaiapouf to fear he is regretting his actions. He commands her to drop the honorifics, and when she refuses, he makes it his wish if he wins. Feeling mocked, he declares she can die after her loss. It is known to be quite small, and in fact Isaac Neterowas able to hide one inside his own body. Meruems .Chimera Ant King Meruem kills child and parents. Hunter X Hunter (2011) is an anime series based on the manga of the same name written by Yoshihiro Togashi. Meruem had a rather humanoid build for an Ant. [14] After only ten games, Meruem beats the Go champion, who laments he was tired and becoming ill. Meruem gives him eight hours to rest and medicine and dismisses him. With the aid of Ren, he managed to push back two of the hands of Netero's 100-Type Guanyin Bodhisattva. [29] By feeding on Nen users, he increased the size of his aura even further. Moments before he succumbed to the poison, he admitted to Palm Siberia that humanity had won and he was willing to accept his defeat. Meruem in prime, has Nen, and is Pre-Poor Man's Rose. The King (王(おう), Ō) Meruem is assaulted by a barrage of palm strikes that burrow deeper and deeper into the ground until the two fighters break through the ceiling of a massive grave. Blackbeard is an extremely tall man, being exactly twice Luffy's (pre-timeskip) height. Her vulgar appearance leads Meruem to wonder how her mind can concoct such marvelous games. He killed anybody who didn't convenience him. Should they have failed, other nations could simply nuke the NGL(and cause an international problem). Hunter X King Ant King who had no equals & was unbeatable after Netero death who could defeat Meruem Are you excited for Hunter X Hunter Chapter 361, .Chimera Ant King Meruem Takes Over East Gorteau. [3] His tail is so powerful that it allowed him to injure all three Royal Guards, albeit only lightly,[4][19][24] although he failed to kill Neferpitou[4] and held back on at least one other occasion. The two Royal Guards note with joy that he is even more powerful than before, but, since they are now part of him, are able to sense his confusion. Zeno shoots his Dragon Head, which Meruem and Netero ride away from the palace. She reciprocates the question, throwing the King into a state of confusion. Her recount marks the first time Meruem has listened to someone for that long. However, the Chairman refuses, on the grounds he cannot accept a deal that entails his survival alone. Meruem concedes defeat, thinking it is impossible that she anticipated all 72 of his moves, and demands another game. Manga Neferpitou tries suggesting using Gyo to spot humans with a large amount of aura around their bodies, but Meruem, interpreting the explanation as an act of disrespect, cuts them off by hitting them with his tail. The Royal Guards arrive and pledge their loyalty to him, then offer to guide him where his meal has been prepared. He possessed a powerful tail equipped with a stinger that served as his weapon. He then requests the intruders to fight somewhere else. Previous Occupation Shaiapouf demands to talk to him in private, but the King bids he speaks to him as he plays. The Royal Guard, Netero and Zeno, who located him through En,[28] stand motionless, petrified by the sight. The terrorized champion tries to escape, but Meruem kills him. He returns to the game room, where, spotting Komugi seated in front of the board, he asks Shaiapouf if she did not rest. They could have just bombed the palace. [47] At first unbeknownst to him, his En transmutes part of his aura into photons that relay information to him. She replies that she wants to memorize the moves that are flooding her mind by arranging the pieces. However, the food is not to his liking. Meruem was born prematurely by ripping his way out of the queen's body, fully-grown, killing her in the process. Shaiapouf answers he has no need for one, as after the Unification project is complete, he will be the only true King. Both his hands and feet had only four digits each. He claims to have learned that power serves to protect the weak who deserve to live and sits down on the ground, resolute to exchange nothing but words with Netero. The notion horrifies Komugi, but he retorts it is a personal matter and tears off his own left arm as an apology. Essentially, they failed in their purposes and died, becoming losers of the arc in the process. Shaiapouf replies he has nothing to say, and the sheer insanity of his dedication gives Meruem pause. His own words perplex him, and he is even more befuddled when Komugi begins to cry. Meruem simply asks where Neferpitou is. Press J to jump to the feed. Why am I here? Upon seeing the Gungi board drawn on the floor, Shaiapouf accepts to continue the game and Meruem heads out to look for the remaining stragglers. Nevermind a plothole, that would be the most disastrous choice the HA could have made. The King admits he is awed by his resolve but states that losing his leg was inevitable. Because of this, he never learned his name until his final hours. The two Royal Guards try to protest, but he states he can perceive their guilt but has spared them because their loyalty is even stronger. Ignoring the pain in his head, he enquires about the devastation of the palace. He replies it is the latter, and Meruem demands to be told what he did to terminate it. it seems like a huge plot hole to me. Because of this change in perspective, Meruem no longer considered farming humans for food and instead suggested the co-existence of humans and Ants, with humans being selected and controlled for quality. As the King of the Chimera Ants, his power exceeds even that of the Royal Guards,[29] and he can increase it even further by consuming Nen users. Abilities Get the best of Sporcle when you Go Orange. Meruem becomes fearful after Netero commits suicide to detonate the Miniature Rose. Quickly finding his balance, he jumps at Netero and attempts to sever his arm, but Netero counters his offensive in time. Before he can escape, the Poor Man's Rose inside Netero's body goes off, engulfing him into a massively powerful blast. Debuts As he begins to recover, he tells them his name. [23] He leaves without replying[24] and summons his guards. There were dark pigmented areas on his arms, legs, chest, and head. [34], Unfathomable Speed and Reflexes: Meruem could move so swiftly mere moments after his birth that he could decapitate two Squadron Leaders without them or Colt managing to see him move. When Meruem challenged the national masters of various board games, the stakes were clearly life and death and it is clear that the other masters were defeated. However, she simply counters his move and chooses to stay with him, leading Meruem to believe he was born to experience that moment. Her desperate musings cause the King to ask her why she is reacting like that. Meruem's defining trait was his pride. [34][35][36][37][38] He was able to take thousands of such blows without suffering even a single scratch, although it was said that he eventually began to feel a dull internal pain,[37] hinting that he may have sustained some light internal damage before even Zero Hand was used. into a mountain. Meruem responds that as he already knows, they share one mind and there is no cause for blame. To get him to fight, Netero asks him if he knows his name. [38] After absorbing Menthuthuyoupi and Shaiapouf, he became so fast that he reached and knocked out Meleoron and Knuckle immediately after his En registered them, giving them the impression he had teleported, and knocked them out without either of them being capable of reacting. With tens of thousands of roses, awaiting to bloom. He finds Komugi asleep inside a box in the warehouse and wakes her up to play. He also asks that the King use En only once more. He wakes her up and makes the first move, then proposes they make a bet. She recounts her family circumstances and her vow to kill herself if she ever lost a game, adding that since her life would be worthless when she loses, it may be considered bad manners to offer it to the King. She checkmates him with standard tactics, causing him to deduce he is not good enough for a serious game yet. At first, Meruem was a cruel and violent leader, wanting only food and power, and led the ants to take over other countries and conquer the world. [21] When they resume, he is willing to accept her advice. [17], Sitting on the throne, Meruem reflects that his rhythm is the one being disrupted, but instead of regarding it as an unbearable indignity, he finds himself both frustrated and amused by it. Eye Color 40 days[note 1] Meruemu As Meruem was killed eventually, so were the Guards. He adds that she will keep growing stronger, although in Gungi alone, and asks Neferpitou if she would survive the Selection, which the Royal Guard denies. He viewed certain concepts of human society as absurd. His desire to fulfill his last wish was so strong that he was willing to kneel before Palm. After only a few seconds, A.P.R. Questioned by Shaiapouf, Meruem responds he recognized the two of them as soon as he saw them, but that he has no recollection of the events. He orders Shaiapouf to keep looking for Neferpitou and interrogate the two captives, then let them go. [51], Meruem holds Komugi's hand after their deaths, Meruem is seen holding Komugi's hand, even in death. The Royal Guard points out to him that she is sleeping while sitting, drool flowing from her mouth.