Chapter 17
Chapter 17
Japanese Title


Romanized Title

Fujiyū na Nitaku

English Title

Disparate Choice

Volume 2

287th Hunter Exam arc

Chapter 16
Chapter 18
Chapters and Volumes

Disparate Choice is chapter 17 of Hunter x Hunter.


Tonpa tells the quartet that after taking the Hunter Exam many times, he has become only interested in seeing rookies collapsing. The 5 opponents are secretly happy watching Leorio and Tonpa arguing with each other. It turns out they are prisoners and for 1 hour they can stall the candidates, the examiner of Phase Three Lippo will subtract 1 year from their sentences. Realizing their opponents' true intention, Kurapika asks Leorio to stop arguing. Killua then tells Tonpa that the bald prisoner is probably an ex-mercenary and would have tortured him until the end of the 72 hour limit, frightening the life out of him.

Gon wants to fight in the next match. His opponent, Sedokan, holds 2 candles of different lengths in his hands and asks Gon to choose one. Whoever has his candle stop burning first loses. Gon chooses the long one, but it burns very fast. It turns out both of the candles Sedokan showed are traps and no matter which one Gon chose, he would always get the one that burns the fastest. Gon however notices that the fire of his candle is strong enough not to get put out by the wind. He then puts the candle on the floor, quickly closes in on Sedokan, and blows out his candle.


  • Bendot
  • Gon
  • Killua
  • Kurapika
  • Lippo
  • Leorio
  • Sedokan

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