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The Sonata of Darkness ((やみ)のソナタ()()()()()()()()(), Yami no Sonata) is a piece of music said to be composed by Satan (()(おう)()()()()()()()(), Maō—lit. The Devil/Devil King) himself. It is said that whoever performs or listens to it will be horribly cursed.[1]

BackgroundEdit

It has solo parts for the piano, violin, harp, and flute. Melody heard the flute solo, and it changed her appearance dramatically; her unnamed friend, who played it, died a gruesome death. Melody was also given her ability, supernaturally keen hearing, by the sonata, but has said that she would trade it to be the way she was.[1]

PlotEdit

Yorknew City arcEdit

Melody tells her story with the Sonata of Darkness to Kurapika, but he questions the sonata's existence while speaking to Melody; in reply, she rolls up her sleeve and shows him how the sonata affected her. Though never revealed, the sight of her skin is enough to make Kurapika shiver. Melody is now searching for the sonata in order to destroy it.[1]

TriviaEdit

  • In the Crunchyroll's translation of the 2011 anime adaptation, the name of the sheet music is "Dark Sonata".[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 73
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Episode 42 (2011)
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