Assam (アッサム, Assamu) was a Greed Island player,[1] hired by Battera, and a founding member of an alliance formed to clear the game.[2]

Appearance

Assam was a man of average height and build. He had a defined jaw and a slightly upturned nose, as well as squinty eyes and short eyebrows. His hair was a dark blond color and in a mound towards the top.[1] He was seen wearing a lavender shirt in the 2011 anime and an ash-gray shirt in the 1999 anime.

Personality

Like his fellow alliance members, he had an informative personality with extensive knowledge on the game.[1]

Plot

Greed Island arc

Assam is among the players that try to recruit some new players into their alliance. He discloses that there are three ways to obtain cards in the game and allows the new players to name them. He elaborates on the sudden increase of people using the most unscrupulous method of obtaining cards because of the card conversion limit and how it's responsible for the spike in player hunters and deaths within the game. The alliance, however, has managed to obtain 67 of the 100 specified slot cards. In the five years since the alliance started, all seemed hopeless at first, but in recent months it doubled the number of members and cards.[1] So in order to stop the needless bloodshed that has occurred over the years, the alliance members ask the new players to join their group. In the end, only two of the possible five join (whose names are Abengane and Puhat).[2]

Afterwards, the alliance members meet up with Jispa, who uses a "Leave" card on each of the two new members and reports that Contarch has recruited eight new members. This causes the alliance members Genthru and Nickes to get into an argument over the reward money, but Assam stops them by telling them that Nomdieu and Isaac may overhear their conversation.[2]

After Nickes announces that the alliance has nearly completed its goal, Genthru gets the group's attention and reveals that he is the Bomber and has placed bombs on all of the alliance members. Hearing this revelation, Jispa tries to incapacitate him but get his face blown off first.[3] Genthru then explains his two Nen abilities to the alliance and escapes. Assam curses the fact that Genthru will be getting away with Jenny Symbol 2011.svg50 billion while he was supposed to split Jenny Symbol 2011.svg20 billion with the other founders. He gets into an abrasive argument with a junior member whose payout is paltry compared to his. Nickes stops the argument and beseeches that the group hand over their cards to save Jispa's life.[4]

A man by the name of Bara, who later reveals that he is also a Bomber member, delivers Puhat's severed head as an example to the group to give in to their demands. He also discloses an alternate way for them to disarm the bombs. The alliance members eventually surrender their cards, but instead of disarming the bombs, the Bombers detonate them and kill nearly all of the alliance members.[5]

Assam's name is mentioned in Gon's binder.[6]

Abilities & Powers

Since most of the alliance members joined because they lacked combat abilities, it can be assumed that Assam also had none.[4]

Nen

Due to being able to access Greed Island, Assam was capable of utilizing Nen.[7]

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic آساما (Asama)
China Flag.png Chinese 阿薩姆

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 14, Chapter 130
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 14, Chapter 131
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 142
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 143
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 144
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 16, Chapter 158
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 121

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