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Gyro's Story (ジャイロは, Jairo wa) is the 204th chapter of the Hunter × Hunter manga, written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.

Synopsis

Gyro, the leader of NGL, grew up in a construction camp until he was 12. There he learned how to mix concrete and lay bricks before even learning how to speak. His abusive father was a man of few words who spent his time after work drinking cheap booze. Because of this, Gyro only learned how to talk when he was seven years old. Furthermore, he was forced to stay on his top bunk after work, only allowed to go to the communal bathroom two times a day (and not after 9 p.m.). He was also forced to learn how to sleep quietly, for the noise of his creaking bed upset his father sleeping below him. Gyro learned only one thing from his father: never be a nuisance for others. Despite his father's cruelty, Gyro treasured these words and idolized him. He had two reasons for this: his father had never ordered him to leave and his father helped him cope with a bad fever when he was five, which required him to stay up caring for his son the entire night.

Chap 204 - Gyro's father turning his back on him

Gyro's father turning his back on him

However, these beliefs were shattered when a man who regularly bullied him, whom he had never done anything against due to his father's lesson of not causing problems for others, tormented him by telling him the truth about the situation of his life. This truth was that his father only kept him around to exploit his labor. This knowledge causes Gyro to attack the man in a rage. Then the man, while he has his foot on Gyro's head, shatters his last belief as he tells him that the person who took care of him when he was sick wasn't his father, but his old next-door neighbor, who argued with his drunken father over it. And Gyro's father told the old man that he didn't care whether his son died or not. While trying to process these truths he had just heard, he saw his father look at him and just pass him by without doing a thing. This was the moment that Gyro learned that the universe couldn't care less about his existence.

Everything he believed was a lie, and this caused him to become misanthropic and realize that the only reason his father told him never to become a nuisance for others was to get him to not be a nuisance to him. But one day, after finding his father drinking in their room, he picked up a hammer and smashed his skull in. He then stole all his money and left the construction camp. Nine years later, he established NGL, and nine years after that, he turned it into an officially recognized nation and became its king, now fully disconnected from the human race. Gyro's goal had become to spread evil throughout the world and in order to do this, he developed a drug called which was manufactured in NGL. He had been planning to do many more evil things before his nation was invaded by the Chimera Ants and he was devoured by the Queen. Yet, when he was reborn into a new body, he could not forget his human memories or his pride in having been a king himself. And as he walks through the town Gon and Killua were currently in, he says to himself he will start over. He knew that such preparations were necessary for major undertakings, with his experience in construction making him rational and productive. But he wasn't in a hurry, leaving town without ever encountering Gon. But whether this proved to be fortunate for either of them will only be known when the two eventually meet.

In the Chimera Ant nest, Colt and Peggy are discussing the disappearance of Chiona and Reikei and their troops, deducing that the humans are fighting back and targeting those who are going out to collect food for the Queen. Peggy wonders if they should get the Queen to move and if they should inform Neferpitou. Colt is against the former idea and isn't keen on the latter, but they do so anyway and Pitou tells them to worry about the outside, since the Royal Guards will defend the fortress. Colt and Peggy then discuss their collective strength, and it is shown that there are 28 Squadron Leaders left who are each in control of 4 to 5 officers, who in turn are each in command of 10 to 15 peon soldiers. Also, each is organized differently and many have become arrogant since learning Nen. This leads them to conclude to use the others as bait to fight and trap the humans, since it's unlikely that they would listen to any advice.

Chap 204 - Shoot preparing to ambush Gon and Killua

Shoot preparing to ambush Gon and Killua

Far outside the nest, Netero guesses this exact strategy and Knov predicts their next move, telling Morel that they should target the Ant troops indiscriminately regardless of whether they are bait or not, in order to maximize the chaos. He then expresses that they know their next move too and can possibly finish them off before reinforcements arrive. Back in town, after training with Biscuit, Gon and Killua again challenge Knuckle, who is impressed that the two boys are still fighting while so exhausted. He knows that he can't let them gain any confidence, sending both of them flying with a hard punch. Shoot watches from the shadows and worries that given his soft personality, Knuckle has already been won over. He worries that Knuckle's tongue will slip, revealing information about him, so he decides to ambush Gon and Killua on their way back to the hotel.

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