This fight when on longer than I expected but that was an exciting finale. It's proof Hisoka is still insanely powerful despite how his match with Chrollo ended.
Kind of mad they killed off Shalnark when he was one of the best members of the group but it was bound to happen eventually. Man I can't wait to see the revenge plan Chrollo has in store for Hisoka when he finds out about this.
I hope the remaining members of the troupe go to the DC though. It'll be fun to see them there and if they cross paths with Kurapika even better. Very great chapter.
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It's entirely possible Togashi intended Hisoka to die here and then the character said otherwise.
That happens in writing, sometimes.
Doesn't feel like that at all though. I didn't expect either to die yet as Gon hasn't rematched Hisoka yet and Chrollo and Kurapika need another confrontation as well. I think he planned it out like this from the beginning.
Yu Yu Hakusho used to regularly do cop outs like this too.