fujimoto really loves the manic pixie dream girl lol
anyway this was another banger
talking is exciting
Edit: just to chime in on the Haki vs. Nen discussion: isn't Nen also kind of a be all end all system? It's literally explained like "you might be the strongest guy in the universe, but if you don't know how to use your aura a 5 year old that does know will kill you with a single punch". Like, we know Killua can move 8 tons with his bare hands and 0 nen knowledge, and can rip people's hearts with 0 effort, but suddenly if a regular joe imbues himself with aura, Killua's mammoth, insane strength means jackshit unless he too can use aura. Honestly, I don't 100% roll with that idea.
this isn't true, look at Zushi vs Killua or the chimera ants also regular weapons can kill nen users.
Hatsu is your personal technique. Like Hisoka's gum, or Gon's rock/paper/scissors or Killua's electricity or Kurapika's chains. It's where all the variety is.
no, as you said hatsu is one of the four basics of nen along ten, ren and zetsu. it simply allows you to apply your nen type to your aura.
"personal techniques" are called abillities (nōryoku) and are created using the four basics (including hatsu) and other advanced techniques that you mentioned.
for some reason the english fandom wrongly uses hatsu as a synonym for abilites