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The Two Aces in the Hole
Manga-18
Chapter Information
Chapter 18
Page length 19 pages
Release date July 13th, 1998 (Weekly Shonen Jump #1505, No.33)
November 4th, 1998 (tankōbon format)
Volume 3 Resolution (Volume)
Corresponding episode Episode 14 (1999)
Episode 9 (2011)
Arc Hunter Exam arc
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The Two Aces in the Hole (2つの切り札, Futatsu no Kirifuda) is the 18th chapter of the Hunter × Hunter manga, written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.

SynopsisEdit

Gon wins his match against Sedokan. Now it is Kurapika's turn to fight against Majitani. Majitani claims to have killed nineteen people. He keeps bragging, in order to put fear into Kurapika, but it proves to be ineffective. Majitani proposes a fight to the death. He is surprised to see Kurapika not being intimidated by his appearance and forfeit the match. He adds that weapons are not allowed in this fight.

The battle starts. Leorio and Gon are worried about Kurapika, but Killua thinks to himself that Majitani is only an imposter, and will not dare kill or hit his opponent. Majitani charges at Kurapika who easily dodges it, but Majitani's fist makes a big hole in the floor. Kurapika suddenly notices Majitani's spider tattoo on his back, resembling one of the Phantom Troupe's. Leorio explains the significance of this to Gon, as Gon is confused. Majitani claims to be a member of the Troupe while Kurapika's Scarlet Eyes quickly react to his anger, showing a bright red color. He grabs Majitani by the chin, who tries to surrender, and punches Majitani so hard that his face is crushed into the ground. Kurapika gives him three advices: (1) A real member of the Spiders has a number on the tattoo, (2) They have killed so many people that it would be impossible to count, and (3) Do not ever mention the Phantom Troupe again.

Kurapika walks toward his group, who are still wary of him, due to his rage. He assures them that he is alright, although Leorio is not really convinced. Kurapika tells them whenever he sees even a normal spider, he becomes angry. Then, Leorio volunteers for the next match.

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