Breakdown × And × Awakening (ケッカイ×ト×カクセイ, Kekkai × To × Kakusei) is the 124th episode of the Hunter × Hunter 2011 series. It first aired on April 9th, 2014.
Palm finally awakens from her cocoon after being captured by the Chimera Ants only to encounter Killua. Killua and Palm then engages into a heated battle when their interests concerning Gon conflict. The situation comes to an unexpected conclusion when Killua breaks down in the middle of the fight.
Heading out of the Soldier's Lounge at the East tower, Palm finally arises from her cocoon as a Chimera Ant with fish scales and fins on her forelimbs and her crystal ball placed on her forehead. Meanwhile in the hallway just across the room, Killua has finished recharging electricity for the fight. As he crosses the hallway intersection he suddenly stops when he recognizes a familiar presence. Using his reflective yo-yo to spy just around the corner, he sees that it's Palm but becomes unsure of her identity when he sees that she looks different.
Killua confronts Palm after deducing that she still recognizes him. Palm asks Gon's whereabouts but Killua refuses to tell her fearing about Gon's emotional state. Seeing Palm's transformation might cause Gon to breakdown. With both sides refusing to back down, they engage into battle. Palm suddenly transforms into the Black Widow—her ability to wrap her hair all around her body making it into a black dress and wide brim hat costume. In the middle of Palm's attack, Killua suddenly breaks down into tears revealing out loud his reasons for hiding Gon's whereabouts. Hearing this stopped Palm to her tracks.
A chibi Pouf who is actually hidden in Palm's Black Widow hat suddenly reveals himself ordering her to kill Killua in his vulnerable state. She, however, refuses and kills the chibi Pouf instead with a punch. The fight ends with Palm deactivating her Black Widow and thanking Killua for bringing back her memories. She says that Gon needs him more than anyone else.
Meanwhile, flying far away south with Youpi is the real Pouf with the conclusion that Palm has failed as an experimental soldier and that memories are not needed for their Chimera Ant army.
Characters in Order of Appearance
|v • e||Chimera Ant Arc|
|Episodes:||76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 97 | 98 | 99 | 100 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 130 | 131 | 132 | 133 | 134 | 135 | 136|
|Anime:||List of Episodes (2011 series)|
|Manga:||List of Volumes and Chapters|