While Guts was raped as a child, has his arm bit off, has a father who tried to kill him, watches his friends get horrifically murdered and eaten, and has the woman he loves raped by Femto and then loses her mind and is practically brain dead.
Gon's suffering, on the other hand, can be understood as Faust to whom all his wishes are fulfilled by the devil, in the guise of Pitou. Just like Faust, he strives for the superhuman, but instead of knowledge he wants Kite to be healed. The pact can be rediscovered in Gon's desire to seek revenge on Pitou. He even gave his soul for it. Killua is the good friend, like Serenus Zeitblom in Doctor Faustus or the figure of Wagner in Goethe's Faust, who wants to stop him, but fails. The Gretchenmotiv can be found in the form of Komugi, which also carries the figure of Helena as an actress, but still can not redeem Gon. Gon-san's "suicide" recalls the death of Faust at Lenau. As in the saga of Johann Georg Faust, Gon-san is found as a hideous grimace.