Which would you rather have?
Nen or Stands
Which would you rather have?
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This is the best answer.
But Nen is a combination of both and your special ability is only limited to your imagination, so that. Unless your stand has Acts.
Harmon is fucking garbage.
Hamon is only good for vampires and Aztec /fit/ posters.
Don't both depend on the kind of person you are?
You don't have to put in as much work for developing a Stand, so that.
I'd choose stands, but I'd also end up with some shit like Cheap Trick or Highway to Hell
Stand fights make any stand more threatening if kept a secret, but nen seems to be a bit more categorized.
Both storytelling from each manga is entertaining, but both their artworks are half interesting, half really sucky.
Why is Illumi such a cutie.
hamon is fucking useless
Have a stand ability with the powers of a superhuman
Have breathing martial arts.
Have a stand ability with the powers of a normal person.
Nen is objectively the best, the only problem is that you won't get a well-designed ghost.
A stand. You have to work your ass off to get anywhere with nen even if it is more versatile. Plus, the stand comes with its rules from the start, I don't have to spend my creativity thinking of the power, just its applications.
Not really. Stands can and do become more powerful if you apply yourself. Jotaro and DIO didn't have Time Stop from the start, they had to push Star Platinum and The World to their limits.
Having nen doesn't give you superhuman abilities from the get-go. You have to fucking work your body DBZ style to get those superhuman abilities.
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nen, because then i'd have a reason to do something
if i got a stand, i'd make it carry me forever. name would be lazy afternoons
Stands are less customizable but are easier to work with once you've got one, you have the basic inherent ability from the start. Nen takes a lot of creativity and effort to come up with and refine, but you can pretty much choose what you want to do within your categories.
I'm not a fighter so something like Bisky's hatsu would be great, but I'll go with stands because I'm lazy.
Only if you lived in the HxH world where you could get worked at anytime by some random Hisoka/Illumi psychopath. In the regular world you don't have to worry too hard about that and could work on your base attributes to become a stronger than average guy. Plus with stands you'll be drawn to other stand users eventually.
Part 7 mastery of Hamon gave gyro a stand though
That was Spin, not Hamon
nen is only limited by your imagination
A few characters show an affinity to use their nen in pretty much whatever method they want and even to the point of copying the special abilities of others, but most characters, even non specialists, do seem fairly limited, other than nen reinforcement of things and using it for basic techniques.
I mean, only one character has the supreme power to make his nen have both the qualities of rubber and gum (which is essentially unbeatable) and nobody else has shown that.
Nen is probably the safer answer than stands, though. What if you get a shit stand that's only good for something stupid? What would you do with Sex pistols or aerosmith or moody blues or The Sun or whatever?
Let me qualify that a bit more... many people are able to do something outside of their specialty, but unless they are special snowflakes with 2edgy pink eyes then they will never be good at anything other than what they have a natural tendency to be good at.
Any of those stands stupid
All of those have some application that a someone can use.
Hisoka has such efficient use of Bungee Gum because he is a transmutor and he has fond memories of chewing gum as a child. It's such a weird ability that really only a eccentric guy like him can come up with it to be honest.
wait. Just noticed that Sun was one there. That sucks in general.
Your stand would be naturally suited to you
No, getting a piece of Jesus stuck in him gave him a stand.
Some application, and they are useful to jojo characters, but what good is Aerosmith to anybody? Tiny range, indiscriminate and imprecise. Sex pistols? Cool if you're a gangstar, kinda useless otherwise. The Emperor? I guess if you want to kill people completely undetected since normies can't see it. Purple haze? Fuck that. Part V stands in general were super specialized now that I think of it.
In the worst case scenario (okay, worst case outside of Cheap Trick which barely counts), you still get to do cool poses with your stand and give it a name.
Also I would totally just fly Aerosmith around for no reason whatsoever when I got bored.
You raise a good point. However if you want to just get kind of petty you could just just about any stand for betting.