Two thoughts come to mind immediately:
- I knew there was a reason I always hated dodgeball whenever we played it in gym
- If ever there was a sport Gon was born to play, dodgeball is it
easily trumping his skill of teleportation. This is classic bratty Killua here - Biscuit would have falcon-punched him into the stratosphere - but Tsezguerra is man enough to care more about the amazing growth the boys have shown than about his own humiliation.
makes an example of the pirate Bobobo (Killua's putative arch-enemy) and in rather graphic and grisly fashion too. Understandably the six hangers-on begin to seriously re-think whether this is all going to be as safe and easy as they thought, and when Razor gets the measure of his opponents and realizes that he's going to have to be the one to finish them off himself, the notion of facing him in a deadly game of dodgeball proves too much to bear. Fortunately Goreinu shows off his Nen by creating two Nen beasts to fulfill Razor's requirement that they field a team of eight (three of the "real" members of the party have already been used up) - though that pales next to Razor's ability to populate his entire team with Nen creations of his own.
That smile when he heard Razor say "I was told not to go easy on you... By your old man." That smile says everything about Gon as a character. He's exactly as Bisky describes him - an unspoiled diamond, pure martial spirit - enough for an army - jammed into one small body.
breaking Goreinu mentally in the process and forcing both of them to use all their mettle just to survive death - but this only inspires Gon. "Bring it!" indeed - if there was ever a boy who lived by that motto, it's Gon. Gon is high-spirited by nature but it's rare that we ever see him as truly pumped up as he was when Razor targeted him, and it's a pretty amazing thing to see as he musters as his Ken and Ko to repel an attack so powerful it literally knocks his boots off as well as leaving him bloodied. Bloodied, yes, but definitely unbowed - in fact, getting his face smashed up fires Gon up even more. The message to Razor - and by extension, Ging - is clear: if you want to stop me you're going to have to do a hell of a lot better than that…
bungee gum is trumped by Razor's Nen combining) Gon's directness might still win the day. He's making no attempt to outsmart or deceive Razor - simply making the statement that he can take Razor's best shot and emerge strong enough to kick his ass. We'll see whether that's actually true - it seems likely it isn't, and indeed Hisoka knows full well that patience is required before Gon and Killua have grown enough to be true threats to him. But Gon is the rare foe that Hisoka - and Razor, and Ging - can never discourage or demoralize. They might kill him, but that's the only way they'll stop him - and knowing that in itself makes a surprising difference, as Hanzo found out in the Hunter exam. And if Gon survives his own reckless courage long enough to get through adolescence, there might just come a time where even the likes of those beasts won't be able to kill him - and that's a truly awesome and scary thought (and one which no doubt thrills Hisoka to the core).
Greed Island Tutorial: “Accompany”