The Chairman Awaits
287th Hunter Exam arc
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The Chairman Awaits is chapter 12 of Hunter x Hunter.
Learning about Menchi's unfair ruling and her insistence not to withdraw it, Chairman Netero of the Hunters Association decides to go talk to her himself. Meanwhile at the site of Phase Two, an applicant named Todo refuses to accept his disqualification and charges at Menchi. Luckily for him, Buhara knocks him away before she could have come at him with her knives.
Menchi then tells the applicants that every Hunter must have good fighting skills and that she asked them to cook to see if they can handle a challenge in an unfamiliar field. While she is still explaining, Netero arrives on an airship. He then criticizes her for being partial to cooking and orders her to administer another test in which she has to give a demonstration of how to pass first.
Menchi admits her faults then then asks the applicants to boil Spider Eagle eggs for her. After getting to Mount Mafutatsu where the Spider Eagle lives using Netero's airship, Menchi dives into a deep ravine to show the applicants how to retrieve an egg. Seeing that, some applicants give up, including Todo. However, 42 applicants succesfully bring back an egg and qualify for the Third Phase.