i just realized the entire chimera ant incident or atleast after the king took over the republic of east gorteau is pointless. they should of gave knov the poor man's rose (on a timer) to detonate in the place Kronus77 (talk) 20:48, April 29, 2014 (UTC)kronus77

Nah, I think it would have been spotted immediately if they did that. The presence of a bomb in the palace would have caught Neferpitou's sharp animal instincts even just by its smell. Not to mention that if the plan failed, the ants would immediately become highly sensitive to plan B's. Not to mention that the hunters (at Morel or Netero's level) are not the type that would leave things to chances, like what if the bomb detonates while the King is away? But in all honesty, Knov could have pulled off something like that. But still, that would again be leaving things to chances if he did not see the King himself getting caught in the explosion. Bennlimos (talk) 15:46, April 30, 2014 (UTC)

this chimera thing reminds me so much of Cell from DBZ.  both creatures absorb humans and become the "ultimate biological creature"  

that's two animes now that i've seen this...

Is there a common japanese lore that this kind of thing is based off of?Late Rental (talk) 01:20, May 9, 2015 (UTC)


Chimera ants are said to inherit genes and abilities through-queen-through-eaten-food. Humans with nen abilities (hunters) appeared around time  (most likely after) zazan and some others (colt definitely) were born. It just doesn't make any sense for them to be able to use nen instantly without any practical knowledge and training. To me this is just author's lazy work. I am quite dissapointed. Rizgubi (talk) 23:20, September 30, 2017 (UTC)

Remember that the Ants only got around learning Nen after Rammot's pores opened and Neferpitou born. Assuming Shaiapouf (who was born shortly after Pitou) was also born with Nen, he might have already had his abilities that taught Cheetu, Leol, and the others their Nen abilities. Darcy Talk 05:09,10/1/2017
One problem is Pike who caught Pokkle's nene arrow (you can only counter nen with nen) and the other one is ability of all squadron leaders (and maybe even captains) to see aura which is only possible after opening the pores ; even Colt was able to see it, and it is clear that he was born before hunters arrived. Rizgubi (talk) 10:23, October 2, 2017 (UTC)
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