Kurapika is the sole survivor of the Kurta clan, a race with treasured irises that turn scarlet in times of anger or emotional agitation. In his childhood, the entire Kurta clan was eradicated by a band of thieves known as the Phantom Troupe. The Troupe desecrates the bodies of his race by stealing their scarlet eyes following the genocide, thereafter selling them on the black market. He participates in the Hunter Exam alongside Gon in order to become a blacklist Hunter and gain the power to take vengeance for his race. Kurapika is not above adjoining himself to society's underworld in order to accomplish his own desires despite his strong sense of morality, aligning himself with a mafia family as soon as the opportunity presents itself. As part of his plan of revenge, Kurapika created a special chain able to bind any member of the Phantom Troupe, rendering them defenseless at the cost of forfeiting his own life if he uses it against anyone who not is a member of it.
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