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The Greed Island Starting Point (スタート()()(てん)()()()()()()(), Sutāto Chiten—lit. "Start Point"),[1] known in-game as the "Shiso Tree" (シソの()()()()()()()()()(), Shiso no Ki),[2] is a place surrounded by vast grassy plains where players teleport to when they enter the Greed Island game.[3] Eta greets the players[4] and explains the rules of the game inside.[3]

OverviewEdit

The effect of "Origin" sends a target player flying to the starting point.[5]

PlotEdit

Greed Island arcEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • The Shiso Tree appears on the "Origin" card illustration.

Intertextuality and ReferencesEdit

  • Its in-game title may have been inspired by the culinary and ornamental plant called shiso; the herb's name is a word loaned from the Chinese zǐsū (紫苏/紫蘇) whose second character (蘇) means "to be resurrected, revived, rehabilitated", much like the concept of a video game's starting point.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 14, Chapter 131
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 174
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 127
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 126
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 14, Chapter 132