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10: Part 2 (10-(2), Jū (2)) is the 224th chapter of the Hunter × Hunter manga, written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.

Synopsis

A female reporter is broadcasting a news story on the alleged mysterious animals sightings. These sightings are set apart from others of their kind due to the increasing number of victims and the shocking footage, giving the world tangible proof of their existence. The broadcast switches to an on-the-scene reporter who goes on to interview several witnesses, most of them being police officers. One of the officers interviewed is a man named Tsukuma who lost both his legs and an eye to a lobster-like cryptid. Recorded footage shows Bloster walking amidst the dead bodies and cut limbs of many police officers. The studio reporter goes on to say that there are many similar incidents of these creatures, whose common features are their savagery and capacity for human speech. The most famous example is the lion-man of Nebaska, who sat down for an interview and talked at length about the imperial rule. When the freelance reporter asked him whether he was real, he bit off her entire head and torso in one bite, thereby proving that he is not some guy in a costume. The studio reporter tells the people that they shared this report to warn them and state that the monsters are real. The sighting of these creatures has been limited to the Yorbian Continent, but it is likely that they will spread to the other continents, and so far no method of stopping them has been found. It warns the viewers not to approach these creatures and to retreat to safety immediately.

Chap 224 - Several Troupe members ready to defend Meteor City

Several Troupe members ready to defend Meteor City

Phantom Troupe members Shalnark, Phinks, Feitan, Bonolenov, Shizuku, and Kalluto arrive in Meteor City and hear about the news regarding the Chimera Ants from a television store in front of which a man is smoking a pipe. They discuss the Ants and the fact that they probably have human DNA mixed in. Shizuku states that they most likely came from the Balsa Islands. Phinks wonders why they would leave their nest and wander, and Shizuku replies they might somehow be attracted to the scent of garbage in Meteor City, but Phinks thinks there is no coincidence. Shizuku responds that both NGL and East Gorteau have isolationist policies just like Meteor City, making the conditions the same. They walk through a giant waste dump, which Shalnark notes has not changed whatsoever.

Three people wearing hazmat suits approach them and inform them that there are over 300 deaths, including suicide bombers, but nothing works against the creatures. They also tell them that the assembly is divided over the definition of death. The Troupe members are led to a church that houses some of the dead, and it is revealed that some of them have become Chimera Ant-human monstrosities. Phinks asks what the problem is since they are clearly dead. The man reveals that some do not stay dead and go over to their side. The assembly wants to mark them as dead if there is no way to turn them back. Phinks, partially annoyed and partially happy, remarks that the assembly hasn't changed as they are debating things like that instead of retaliating. He tells them that they will do things their own way, namely mowing down everyone who interferes and getting rid of the so-called "Queen" by the end of the day.

Chap 224 - Zazan's Palace (p10-1)

Zazan's palace

The queen's huge, partially web-made palace is shown in the distance. She declares herself queen, stating that those who defy her will be put to death, while the chosen will be given permanent residence in paradise. The queen is then shown, and it's revealed to be Zazan. She states that her mother's greatest failure was to lay eggs and build her army that way, which she considers to be ineffective and says that her only success was creating her. Zazan's servants bring another captured human, who pleads with her to kill him. She calls him lively and full of promise, and then with her Queen Shot Nen ability, injects Chimera Ant DNA into his neck and he is easily changed into a hybrid, now loyal to her. Her handmaidens welcome him to paradise and bid him to swear loyalty to the queen. He does this by kissing Zazan's feet. Zazan smiles, being content in her role as the true queen. She then thinks that with her Queen Shot ability, she will rule the world. The Troupe members reach the front of the palace, and Shalnark asks whether they should just walk in through the front door, which Phinks agrees sounds good.

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