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The Scarlet Eyes[2] or Crimson Eyes[3] (()()()()()()()()()()[2] or ()()()()()()()()()()[3], Hi no Me) are a trait exclusive to members of the Kurta Clan.[2] Particularly when treated as items, they are also known as Kurta Eyeballs (クルタ()(ぞく)()(がん)(きゅう)()()()()(), Kuruta-zoku no Gankyū).[4][5] Excluding Kurapika's, only 36 pairs exist.[6]

AppearanceEdit

Though typically brown, the irises belonging to members of the Kurta Clan glow scarlet when they are emotionally agitated. If a member of the Kurta Clan dies in that state, his/her eyes permanently stay scarlet postmortem.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Due to the Scarlet Eyes being considered one of the most gorgeous colors in the world, they are treated as a rare jewel by many.[2] After the Phantom Troupe massacre of the Kurta Clan, Kurapika is the last and only survivor of the Kurta Clan.[7]

PlotEdit

Yorknew City arcEdit

Scarlet Eyes Up For Auction

The Scarlet Eyes up for auction

In the Nostrade's Mansion, Kurapika and the other applicants for the positions of Neon's bodyguards receive data cards listing items of which they have to bring one to be hired. One of the body part items is specifically a complete set of Kurta Eyeballs, that must be scarlet, with head preferred; the difficulty level is considered A.[4]

On September 1st, a pair of Scarlet Eyes were up for auction in the Underground Auction at the Cemetery Building in Yorknew City.[5]

The Scarlet Eyes were the last item up for auction in the Underground Auction. At the time it was auction off, Kurapika had gotten into a bidding war with Mafiosi Zenji inflating the price number to Jenny Symbol 20112.9 billion.[6] The Scarlet Eyes, however, were copies made by Phantom Troupe member Kortopi.[8] Outside of the Cemetery Building, Kurapika carrying the Scarlet Eyes in a gift-wrapped box, is confronted by Zenji. Armed with a pistol, Zenji threatens him, however, Kurapika immobilizes him with fear and passes by him.[6]

In a hospital, Neon receives the Scarlet Eyes as a "present" from her father and she forgives him for his prior misdeeds.[6] While Melody contacts Kurapika in regards to the Phantom Troupe bounties, Neon admires her pair of Scarlet Eyes on her bed.[9] Once Chrollo, the leader of the Phantom Troupe, figures out the "Chain Dude"'s motive, he has Kortopi track the eyes in order to find his location. Kortopi tracks its location to the Hotel Beitacle, where Squala (a Nostrade bodyguard) is protecting it with his dogs.[10] He soon gets a call from Kurapika, warning him that he's in danger.[11] So Squala leaves the hotel with his dogs and the Scarlet Eyes.[12]

Greed Island arcEdit

Melody reveals to Kurapika that the Scarlet Eyes were stolen the night Squala died.[13]

13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit

Kurapika was shown to have obtained multiple sets of Scarlet Eyes and is giving them a funeral in a church at an unknown location.[14]

Dark Continent Expedition arcEdit

The Fourth Prince of the Kakin Empire, Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou, has obtained a large collection, and likely the last remaining sets, of Scarlet Eyes.[3] Kurapika, with help given from Mizaistom Nana, plans on retrieving them during the voyage to the Dark Continent.[15]

TriviaEdit

  • Kurapika mentions a "daughter of the Mafia" among the people he extorted Scarlet Eyes from.[15] If the woman in question is Neon, an inconsistency results, since the pair Kurapika won at the auction for her were a copy forged by Kortopi,[6] which disappeared 24 hours later,[16] and the Nostrade Family went broke afterwards.[17]
    • Melody mentioned to Kurapika that Neon's Scarlet Eyes were stolen,[18] whereas in reality they vanished due to the restriction of Kortopi's Gallery Fake.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 83
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 7
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 343
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 67
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 72
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 101
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 2
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 100
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 105
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 109
  11. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 110
  12. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 111
  13. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 121
  14. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 339
  15. 15.0 15.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 344
  16. 16.0 16.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 103
  17. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 149
  18. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 121

Notes

  1. It is unclear whether the Scarlet Eyes are directly responsible for the abilities or are just triggered and become red as a mere consequence/sign of activation of these powers.
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