The Illumi - Killua relationship : HunterXHunter
Illumi proceeds to explain that: “Hisoka and I had a give and take relationship. Hisako signed a contract for me to kill him. So seriously did we. Illumi Hisoka, Killua, Ban Anime, Natsume Takashi, Yuyu Hakusho, Hunter X illumi zoldyck ~ anime ~ anime boy ~ HxH ~ hunterxhunter Killua, Hisoka. Illumi currently seems to be the only person that Hisoka claims as friend, although their relationship is unconventional. Illumi appears expressionless, his face.
The one who has received the highest training, has the biggest obligation pinned on him? That would be our boy Killua.
The one who has no chance of being the favored Zoldyck in the years to come? That would be Illumi. Illumi does have a rather large responsibility on his head.
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Provided Illumi does his duty, and that Killua toes the line and becomes the Zoldyck assassin and patriarch they need, Illumi is allotted a certain amount of freedom. Freedom to indulge in personal interests including dabbling in romance.
That Illumi should take an interest in Hisoka, an expert killer is perfectly fine. The fact they are a gay couple is no matter for the Zoldycks, this is partially because Illumi does not have the rare silver gene, which is why he was not selected as the favored son.
In short, there is no expectation for Illumi to pass his family lineage onto the next generation of Zoldycks. You know what happened after that?
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The two brothers spent a lot of time together, traveling, killing, training, killing, brain washing, killing, honing their skills. Sometime during those years, Killua must have said or done something to cause Illumi to suspect he might be gay. Who knows what it might have been, doubtless something tiny and Killua had no notion of the concept himself, but such a thing is entirely possible.
Illumi could not take the chance of Killua being gay. Worse, much worse, if Killua did not pass the silver gene onto the next generation it would effectively end the Zoldycks.Hunter x Hunter AMV - Rule The World - Killua and Illumi
This is bad for Illumi. Silva might outright kill Illumi, or at the least cut him off from the family finances. So, what does Illumi do? The needle is yet another means of control, of reinforcing all the assassin training. It allows Illumi to monitor Killua from afar, always on the watch should he try to develop a friendship with anyone.
He absolutely forbids Killua from learning about friendship, of any kind. Silva has a healthier view of friendship, expects it, encourages it. As any sane person would. But Illumi cannot take the risk of Killua developing friendships. Because if Killua should make friends, should become comfortable with social groups, it would lead to Killua figuring out he was gay.
And once Killua knew that he would always be chasing after the boys. An independent streak of that nature had the potential to doom the Zoldycks. And Illumi would be blamed for it. Primarily to keep an eye on him. But Illumi had no intentions of letting Killua get away with this independence. He would see to it that Killua failed the Exam, failed in a way that would humiliate him and force him to return home, never to attempt such a thing again.
And that boy turned out to be Gon freakin Freecss! By the time the end of the arc winds down, Illumi was very much aware just how big of a threat Gon could potentially be to the Zoldycks. That Hisoka had taken a special interest in Gon and seen potential in him was all the more reason for Illumi to want Gon dead. There was the very real possibility that Killua might not just become friends with Gon, but they could one day fall in love.
That was the threat Gon represented to Illumi. Was it a general comment meant to describe the two of them playing a cat and mouse game?
That would make sense given they have a standing contract to kill each other. Illumi has good reason to want Gon dead. Best to let someone else handle it. There are several places in the story where we saw Illumi take the initiative to kill Gon, but was stopped for one reason or another.
One of those reasons being Hisoka. Illumi is hopeful that Hisoka will eliminate the Gon threat. But several times Hisoka seems to drop the ball. Doubtless, Illumi was disappointed by that. The next time was during the Yorknew arc when Gon and Killua were captured by the Troupe. Hisoka had another opportunity to kill Gon, but seemed to be more a threat to Killua. The next time was on Greed Island, once again Gon is presented to Hisoka on a silver platter.
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Hisoka had ample opportunity to kill Gon. And yet he did not. How frustrated Illumi had to be. Along with the bonus of eliminating the threat of Alluka.
For this Illumi uses Hisoka, but once again things do not go according to plan. Hisoka sorta handles the butlers, but not much else. Illumi is the clear looser here, with Hisoka pleased as punch that Gon will survive to fight him one day in the future as was always expected. She turned around to give Killua a death glare, but only caused him to point at her face in amusement. Sai launched herself at Killua, in attempt to get revenge.
Forgetting about the handcuffs, Kurapika ended up crashing into Sai from behind, causing her to faceplant on the ground. Killua snickered in triumph. Sai huffed in frustration as Kurapika sweat-dropped from his position, laying on top of Sai. Sai answered him with a grunt. Kurapika was a lot heavier than he looks. The beep on their watches reminded them that three hours had already passed. Feeling humiliated, Sai picked herself up and dragged both Killua and Kurapika wordlessly by the chains and picked up a pickaxe.
Kurapika and Killua both followed suit. The door slide upwards behind the graphite. Sai and Killua both joined in to break apart the rock. To her surprised, the graphite broke apart easily at their blows. It was far more brittle and fragile than it seemed. Sai glanced at Kurapika. His brain is sure useful to have around sometimes… It took a few more swings until the graphite broke into pieces, freeing the doorway. Don't tell me this is going to be like Phase One all over again…Sai thought, easily jogging at the fast pace.
An enormous boulder was rolling at an incredible speed behind them. The door before had them choose between a shorter, hard path or a longer, easy path. It was a consensus; they had all wanted to finish the exam as soon as possible. As they turned the corner, the boulder smashed into the wall, covering all of them in a layer of dust. Killua and Sai were busy dusting the grime off their clothes until Kurapika spoke. Thin, red laser beams were scattered in the hallway in front of them.
The rays were randomly positioned, some of them switching to a new area every so often. Killua and Kurapika looked at her in surprise. Nostrade had installed actual lasers in his house for defensive purposes; to protect the auction winnings that he collects for Neon. He had ordered Sai to test run through the complex arrangement of those deadly columns of energy several times, to ensure no one could possibly pass through.
She couldn't agree more. Sai, seeing the harmless beams of light positioned in a simple pattern, sighed at the drastic difference between her life and the supposedly deadly Hunter Exam. We don't want any traps to make it harder," Kurapika reminded. Killua bent down low to the ground to avoid the first beam of light. Sai followed Killua's path, as the handcuffs still connected them. Then the beams forced them to move upwards on the walls.
To climb on the walls, Sai had to place her hands and legs on both sides of the wall. The walls were now narrow enough for them to prop themselves up without falling down. As Sai continued to maneuver her body through the beams behind Killua, Kurapika's voice from behind made her stop.
Truthfully, I'm having a hard time getting into the smaller spaces," Kurapika said. Sai had forgotten Kurapika was taller than them, making it hard for him to slip through tight spots with his additional height.
Sai dipped her head in a nod. Suddenly, the beam of light in front of Sai flickered, usually signaling the change in position of the beam that was about to happen. Before Sai could change her location to avoid the light, the beam flickered to its new position right in between Sai and Kurapika.
Their chains happened to be in its crossfire. Immediately, sirens rung loudly and everything was flashed in red lights. A rush of water was heard behind them, slowly filling the corridor full of water.
As the water level increased, Sai noticed several dark figures swimming in the water. Before she could identify it, a large fish jumped out from water and tried to snap its jaws at her feet. Kurapika was now directly above Sai, and Killua was consequently below her due to the chains. They had all four limbs against the walls, still trying to proceed forwards in a frog-like motion over the sea of monsters below them.
They were proceeding at a relatively fast rate until Sai heard Kurapika gasp from above. Sai looked up at Kurapika. His eyes flashed crimson. Before she knew it, she felt a heavy weight crash on her back.
As her arms and legs buckled at the sudden shock of the weight, she felt herself fall for a few seconds before hitting something that cushioned her landing. Sai and Kurapika had landed on top of Killua.
She could feel his arms and legs straining to carry them both.
Sai could feel Killua's grip slipping. They had landed directly on his back. It was a bad position for Killua, with gravity not on his side either. Sai knew Killua couldn't hold much longer and so she tried to think of what she could do to help Kurapika in his situation. She knew what Kurapika was feeling; traumatized and falling in a default state of panic.
During her darkest moments, after Illumi's training or tortured by Mio, she slowly recovered by listening to the playlist on her music player which she stole from Mio out of spite. With her earphones plugged in her ears, she separated herself from the world, entranced by the serenity conveyed in the songs. How did that song go again? This puzzle is incomplete, I wonder why…I can tell something is missing Sai's voice was clear and pure as she sang, cutting into the silence of the corridor.
Stillness imbued, as if the creatures below calmed to listen to her voice. Our fates have become misaligned…But even knowing that they'll drift further away…I walk again Her strong, sweet voice continued penetrated through Killua and Kurapika's head, making them focus wholly on her song and forgetting about everything else. She felt her emotions bubbling to overtake her voice as she remembered her suffering from her past. She noticed both Kurapika and Killua unmoving, listening to her.
Now I'm wandering alone through the darkness…That unexpectedly crippling pain remains in my heart…never fading Sai remembered this song whole-heartedly.
The bitter sweetness the song conveyed was what she related towards the most. It was, after all, her fate that betrayed her. Sai stopped singing, as she felt Kurapika relax against her body. She felt awkward at the silence, as both Kurapika and Killua still didn't say anything. Oh crap, I forgot this song had high notes…Sai thought, inwardly facepalming.
Sai could hear his grin. Sai immediately punched Killua's head from behind. He had used his own strength to grip the walls again with his arms and legs, relieving the weight for both Sai and Killua. Sai then propped herself back up off Killua's back. Sai looked at Kurapika. His eyes were back to his normal grey color again.
He gave Sai a warm smile, his eyes reflecting his sincerity. She was grateful it was dimly lit around, so they wouldn't see her face. No one had heard her sing before, not to mention complement her at it. Her songs and her playlist was a private place that no one knew of, and that gave her peace. She slightly regretted singing, now feeling exposed and vulnerable, and especially super embarrassed. They passed over a wall that blocked the flow of the water. They landed back down on the ground on the other side, appreciative of the fact that they get to walk on their feet again.
Before Sai decided to continue walking, she stopped in her tracks. Killua's POV Killua heard Sai curse at the chains from behind, before immediately hearing the sirens and red lights go off. Killua figured it was the chains that got caught in the beams, as he expected Sai to manage through the obstacle with his speed and stealth.
He could hear the highly-pressurized water flow into their confined hallway. He could see the familiar shadows of crocodiles and piranhas, as well as an assortment of other dangerous creatures in the waters. His father had aquarium back at home that held many rare and dangerous sea creatures. Killua, as a kid, always found it fascinating to see the creatures tear each other apart.
Of course, it never posed to be a threat to him, even now as it swam hungrily beneath him, waiting for his fall. He uttered out what he saw from below, not bothering to hide the monotony from his voice. He heard Kurapika respond to him by suggesting moving further up.
Killua didn't bother to move, as the sea creatures were hardly a threat to him. Moments later, after they tried to maneuver forward, he heard a grunt from Sai. Then immediately, he felt the heavy impact from above on his back. He gritted his teeth as he used his strength on his arms and legs, to prevent them from sliding down any further. He remembered Sai's body to be extremely light weight when he was carrying her before.
He reasoned that the abnormally heavy weight must be undoubtedly from Kurapika. He muttered through gritted teeth to tell them to get off, only to get a confirmation from Sai that Kurapika was the cause of all this.
He heard Kurapika mutter something about spiders. Killua could feel his arms and legs slipping at the weight, and from the bad angle. Normally, this wouldn't have been a challenge. He voiced aloud that he was at his limit to give them a heads up. He could defeat the creatures below them easily. Suddenly, a clear voice rang amidst the chaos. Killua stood still, surprised at the clean melody.
It was a girl's voice. The voice echoed throughout the hallway, rippling in a pleasant rhythm to her song with a stereo effect. Killua tried to locate the source with his ears, without moving to ensure he could hear perfectly. To his astonishment, Killua didn't look for long. In fact, he felt the source right on top of him. He could feel the vibrations against his body as Sai sang above him. He was surprised at his soothing voice. He couldn't dismiss the fact that he sounded feminine, but he didn't want to interrupt.
He didn't want to admit it, but he found pleasantness in his singing. Killua heard Sai stop singing and couldn't help but to feel slightly disappointed at the abrupt ending. He felt Sai stiffen.
Killua decided to do him a favor and tease him. He immediately felt a blow to his head. Then he heard Kurapika express his gratefulness towards Sai.
I see, Sai started singing for him…Killua thought. Suddenly, he felt the weight above him disappear. Kurapika had recovered and now supported his own weight, and Sai followed suit to pick himself back up. He heard Kurapika complement Sai for having a lovely voice. Are you serious…how can you say something so embarrassing…?
You might as well say outright that he's a girl…jeez Illumi currently seems to be the only person that Hisoka claims as friend, although their relationship is unconventional. Illumi appears expressionless, his face like an emotionless mask. He has very long jet black hair, usually combed behind his head as well as, very large, dark eyes.
To disguise himself as Gittarackur, Illumi uses large round head pins to reconstruct his facial structure, and even voice, beyond recognition. The pins in his chest seem to affect the muscles in his body, as he looks more slender without them.
When he was younger, Illumi's hair only reached his shoulders. He wore long sleeves with a shirt underneath, as well as grey pants.
Illumi, for the most part, displays very little expression. In contrast to his expressionless demeanor, Illumi often speaks in a somewhat joyful and absent-minded tone. He is generally a stony, ruthless person with an extremely cold way of thinking, reflects only his interest.
Still, he holds a twisted and overprotective form of love for his younger brother, Killua; this manifests to the point that he used his Nen ability to control Killua and ensure he survives and obeys. He and his father raised Killua to believe that the only thing sustaining him was darkness, and that he could only obtain joy in causing the death of others.
To ensure that Killua would live to carry on the family business, and as a means of protecting his little brother, Illumi implanted a needle in Killua's brain, forcing the latter to run from battles he wasn't sure he could win.
Illumi once came to the aid of Hisoka by standing for him as a double in the Phantom Troupe's hideout while Hisoka attempted to find Chrollo.
However, when Hisoka asked Illumi would it be okay if he killed Killua, Illumi displayed a horrifying side of himself and asked if Hisoka wanted to die then and there - he acted very similar to how Hisoka did himself after Illumi was opting whether or not to kill Gon, whom he sees as a threat due to his closeness with Killua, during the Hunter Exam, albeit on a much lesser expense.
Illumi cares for most of the Zoldyck family members. He is willing to handle Alluka's power, even if it costs him his life. He has stated, however, that family members are not allowed to kill during an inner mission a mission where there is internal conflictbut insinuates that he would be fine with killing Alluka and does not consider Alluka a member of the family. Tsubone implies that Illumi's sinister ambition to control Alluka's power even caused him to stray from the path of an assassin.