2017 MEN of MANLINESS - Round 2: Group 2



  • Germán Luis - GARO: The Animation
    Killua Zoldyck - Hunter x Hunter
    Justy Ueki Tylor - The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
    Vash the Stampede - Trigun

    Please choose which two of the four characters listed that you wish to see continue on in this tournament. Voting will stay open until 10 PM CST the following day.

    Please post your vote, as well as the current score, after taking your vote into account. Be sure to clearly note who you are voting for by making a comment or by highlighting your vote in the score tally. You may only vote ONCE, and once you post you cannot change your vote. And DON'T try to cheat; I'll be watching.



  • Germán Luis - 0
    Killua Zoldyck - 1
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 0
    Vash the Stampede - 0

    I know Killua is not a character that many people would consider right away, especially since he doesn't "look the part" right away, but hear me out.
    BEWARE: HxH Spoilers Below
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    For someone who, at the start, seems so cold (See his "I want to kill my family for their bounty" scene), Killua is actually one of the most emotional characters of the series. He considers friendship to be one of the most important things in his life, and later his relationship with Alluka.
    Killua learns and grows a lot through the series, his experiences with Gon helping him grow, particularly through the Chimera Ant arc. One of the best examples of that comes from his relationships with Ikalgo. They start off on a very bad foot, with Ikalgo trying very hard, and nearly succeeding, in killing off Killua. And yet, right after he nearly succeeds, the tables turn and Killua chooses to spare our adorable little octopus's life. This leads to Ikalgo turning traitor amd Killua immediately accepts this friendship, showing just how much he has matured.
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    Killua also had a problem when it came to facing opponents stronger then himself. He was so conditioned to be afraid, to run if there was even the slightest chance of him losing in a fight, that he seemed to be completely unable to fight this impulse when it arose. We, the viewers and Killua himself, don't realize at first that this is due to his brother's nen needle implanted in his forehead. When the moment comes where Killua discovers this, as he is facing off against a very strong opponent, Killua manages to control his fear and literally burrows his fingers in to his forehead to pull out the needle, all out of desperation to save his friend.
    And when said enemy tells him he'll go after Gon regardless, he literally decapitates the guy and crushes his head. This guy truly had it coming, he was a Grade A jerk, so it was a "cheer at the screen" kind of moment.
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    When it comes to Alluka, Killua will truly stop at nothing to protect them, even if it means turning against his entire family to do it. And his family is one scary group of people. He makes enemies of all of them, just to get his sibling out of a jail cell and help them experience the world. While it is true he originally freed them to help Gon, there is no doubt that Killua is set on helping Alluka and Nanika as well.
    Let us not forget just how powerful this kid is, especially for his age. He can turn his nen in to electricity due to the torture training he endured as a child, something that not many people can do.
    Truly, when to comes to defending those he cares for, he completely throws his own well being completely out the window and does what it takes, no matter the cost.
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  • Germán Luis - 0
    Killua Zoldyck - 1
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 1
    Vash the Stampede - 1



  • Germán Luis - 0
    Killua Zoldyck - 2
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 1
    Vash the Stampede - 2

    This was another really hard choice to make dammit...



  • Germán Luis - 0
    Killua Zoldyck - 3
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 1
    Vash the Stampede - 2



  • Germán Luis - 1
    Killua Zoldyck - 3
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 2
    Vash the Stampede - 2



  • Germán Luis - 2
    Killua Zoldyck - 3
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 3
    Vash the Stampede - 2



  • Germán Luis - 2
    Killua Zoldyck - 4
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 3
    Vash the Stampede - 3



  • Germán Luis - 2
    Killua Zoldyck - 5
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 3
    Vash the Stampede - 3



  • Germán Luis - 2
    Killua Zoldyck - 6
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 3
    Vash the Stampede - 4



  • Germán Luis - 3
    Killua Zoldyck - 7
    Justy Ueki Tylor - 3
    Vash the Stampede - 4


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