Tonpa has been taking the hunter exam for 36 years.
And Ging is 34(or so says HxH wikia which I trust to be informed) and took the hunter exam at about 12.
WHICH MEANS. Tonpa knows Ging! He met father and son!!
I mean damn Gon should have just gone to Tonpa to know more about his father: I bet in the process of trying to crush newcomers the man learn a lot about them.
And not only Ging!
Thinking about it, Tonpa knows 35 freaking generations of Hunters! He’s like, a walking bag of infos!
Kite, Shalnark, and probably many of the people who even examined him later on! He took the exams along with them!
Can you imagine Tonpa trying to have Ging or Menchi or Shalnark dropping out of the exam?
Can you imagine him actually succeeding with people like Menchi, who’s freaking impulsive and was probably very bratty when she started as well, so much that she could fall for idiotic traps just because she understimated his plotting skills?
And then having those same people examining him but, like, now they are stronger and look freaking dangerous and he better get away from those kitchen knives of hers because she still holds a grudge for being tricked.
Bet she fell for something like the drugged can. She was too eager of tasting something new.
Exo: Omg our children; so precious; can you direct me to the NCT Protection squad?; wait no contract termination
Super Juinor: wow we’re grandparents; i just wanna squish them and hug them forever; LEAVE BEFORE ITS TOO LATE
Red Velvet: GO DREAM TEAM; leaders of NCT protection squad; oh yeah i trained with them
SNSD: so that kid is finally out of the basement?; congrats; who are they again
F(x): my little bros; sweg; JHONNY; oh yeah Ten was on that show with Amber
Shinee: I remember Taeil aka that kid who likes us; why am I so confused
Seventeen: IM NOT JOHNNY; I love Jaehyun so much, hes so handsome
Blackpink: Thai squad; same year debut squad
Twice: Japan squad; aw Doyoung and Jihyo; i like them
SM: Mark is fully capable. How the fuck did Johnny get out of the dungeon? Aw look at the minis. Give Taeyong all the lines. Where’s whoop whoop? Ten you will be the next Henry, so much talent, into variety shows you go. Beef up security in the dungeon so Hansolo and Kung Fu Panda don’t get out. Who released the Switch MV? We should reunite DoJae. Wait who’s babysitting them? Fuck. No, don’t touch them
Shownu: His blog would consist of two things and two things only. Dance videos he posts of himself and selcas with his friends that he reblogs. That’s it, that’s his whole blog. Generic Tumblr theme because he can’t be bothered to learn how to change it.
Wonho: Super aesthetic blog. Lots of selcas that get thousands of notes but he never interacts with his followers. Changes his theme every week because he gets bored. Lots of late night reflections accompanied by music he composes when he can’t sleep.
Kihyun: Would post lots of recipes coupled with pictures of him cooking. Also posts selcas but they never get more than six notes. Occasionally posts song covers that get tens of thousands of notes and spread across Tumblr fandoms.
Minhyuk: High quality blog full of cute animal videos and flowers. All of his selcas are taken outside so the sunshine makes him glow. Super friendly with all his followers, always encouraging them to chase after their dreams.
Hyungwon: Never updates because he’s always asleep but constantly gets tagged in posts so his phone is always blowing up with notifications. That he ignores because he’s asleep.
Jooheon: Music rec blog exclusively composed of international hiphop. But his most popular posts are Soundcloud links to his own raps. Takes requests to rap over certain beats and bgms, always delivers. His friends always tag him in videos of them scaring him though so it ruins his image.
I.M: Cat videos. Lots and lots of cat videos. So many that people think he’s a 45 year old woman who never leaves home but then he posts a winking selca with his dimple showing and the Internet crashes for a hot minute. Kim K who?
and u need to watch the first film to understand the second, which is, arguably, the better story of the two.
now, the first film. it’s. its a film, okay. its a movie. its ur typical bad guy is gonna destroy the world protagonists enter in STAGE LEFT & whilst they have a couple bumps at first they TEAM TOGETHER and SAVE THE WORLD bc they are Good Folks despite their questionably legal professions!
like, it’s a decent film. it’s funny, it’s action packed, there’s a lot of heart to the characters. it SETS THE STAGE real well.
but the thing is it leaves u feeling kind of “eh whatever” UNLESS U FOLLOW IT UP WITH THE SECOND MOVIE.
film 1 is genuinely very good for worldbuilding and character setup, and, imo, not that great if you’re looking for a film with powerful emotional heart and a strong narrative message. like dont get me wrong, it’s good. it’s fun, it’s entertaining, and u get some warm fuzzies at the end. it’s originality is decent, considering the inherent originality of the setting of the film, but in terms of “wow, that was so creative, i never saw that coming” content … it’s average. like, “wow, that movie changed my life, i’ve got so much to think about now”, it’s …. okay. like it’s good, but it’s not genius, u know? it ain’t art.
vol.2, on the other hand? KNOCKS THAT STUFF OUT OF THE BALL PARK.
this film is ART.
u got character-centric storytelling. u got powerful narrative metaphors w strong and Good life messages. u got excellent character relationship growth, u got genius in the creativity department, u got originality, u got unique and complex villains, u got some TOP NOTCH JOKES, u got bammin’ slammin’ action sequences, u got GORGEOUS visuals, u got the most incredibly incorporation of song into story that i have EVER SEEN.
and. AND. on top of that, it takes so many of the vague attempts at subversion of Generic Superhero Tropes in film one and REALLY GOES TO TOWN WITH THEM, in that it is one big Think Outside The Box. the whole story subverts, deconstructs, and rebuilds some of the most problematic trends in superhero – or in fact, most generic action-y – storytelling.
PLUS, on top of all that, it explicitly shows characters on screen engaging in some really healthy behaviours. it has three separate female characters with three separate independent arcs, none of whom are sexualized. it allows male characters to be emotional and vulnerable and it delves into complicated heavy issues like breaking the cycle of abuse, or the many insidious layers and effects of toxic masculinity.
the entire story is about deconstructing and subverting toxic masculinity. and it is told so well.
and, on top of all of that Excellent Content, u literally, my friend, feel as though u are immersed in a particularly colourful gotg comic book for 2 and a half hours of your life.
WHAT an icon, tbh
and so u see, anon, guardians vol.2 takes all the excellent premise content that vol.1 set up – rag tag gang of criminal losers accidentally become a family and save the world bc they’re Good people – and really expands on that beautifully. it takes the universe its built for itself and it tells a genuinely Good and complex and emotional story within that universe, about the characters that it’s set up for itself.
and it is, truly, in every sense of the word, an ensemble superhero film. every character has their own individual arc, which are simultaneously independent of each other but also strongly interrelated bc the whole point of the story is that they’re a family whom loves each other. EVERYONE has an arc. and they’re all satisfying. they’re all important. they’re all powerful, even if they’re humorous or cute or kind of ridiculous at times.
and then, u know what happens, anon? u know what u get when u have a whole film, a whole 2 hours, that explores its characters in such depth?
u get a whole new perspective on vol.1, on that first, mostly decent generic-ish superhero film, and then u have the TIME OF YOUR LIFE re-watching the first one. bc u are invested in these characters now! u know where they’re going! how much they’re gonna love each other! how much they’ve dealt with in their lives! u have so much emotional context. so that first movie? it becomes important. it becomes relevant and poignant, when juxtaposed to the narrative of the second one, to the arcs in the second one.
truly? truly? what a way to write a story. what a WAY. i wanna do that someday.
u should., ,,,, imho … in my humblest onion ….. Please Watch Guardians of the Galaxy. bc if u havent seen the first one, u cant understand the second one, and personally, i think that guardians of the galaxy volume 2 is genuinely one of the most important films that marvel studios has produced to date.