List of Hunter × Hunter characters

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The protagonists from Hunter × Hunter as seen in an original video animation adaptation. From left to right in the front row Killua, Gon, Kurapika, and behind, Leorio.

The Hunter × Hunter manga series features an extensive cast of characters created by Yoshihiro Togashi. The series takes place in a fictional universe where licensed specialists known as Hunters travel the world taking on special jobs ranging from treasure hunting to assassinations. The story focuses on eleven-year-old Gon Freecss and his quest to become a Hunter in order to find his father, Ging, who is himself a famous Hunter. While on his quest, Gon meets and becomes close friends with Killua Zoldyck, Kurapika and Leorio Paradinight who are also on quests to become Hunters for their own reasons.

Although the characters are humans, many possess superhuman strength and/or supernatural abilities due to Nen, the ability to control one's own life energy or aura. The world of the series also includes fantastical beasts such as Chimera Ants.

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Protagonists[edit]

Gon Freecss[edit]

Voiced by: Rica Matsumoto (1998 film), Junko Takeuchi (1999 series, Japanese),[1] Elinor Holt (1999 series, English),[2] Megumi Han (2011 series, Japanese),[3] Erica Mendez (2011 series, English)[2]

Gon Freecss (Japanese: ゴン=フリークス, Hepburn: Gon Furīkusu) is the main protagonist of the series and an athletic, naïve, and friendly boy. Having spent a lot of time in the woods as a child, he gets along very well with animals and has inhuman senses such as heightened sense of smell and sight, as well as very keen taste. Raised by his aunt Mito, Gon wants to become a Hunter in order to find his father, Ging, who is one. During the Hunter Exam Gon befriends Killua Zoldyck, Kurapika and Leorio Paradinight. After successfully becoming a licensed Hunter, Gon and Killua learn about Nen from Wing and later train further under Biscuit Krueger.[ch. 47, 48, 137] After his trio becomes the first people to beat Greed Island and helping to stop the Chimera Ants, Gon meets his father.[ch. 335]

His flaws lie in his impulsive nature and stubbornness. Gon sometimes fails to think things through and such actions lead to him suffering. Though possessing talent far beyond the norm for his age, anytime his abilities are challenged he feels as if he has to prove his antagonist wrong. He continually strives to obtain greater power, often becoming exceptionally stronger in his anger. But Gon's anger also leads to extremely reckless tendencies. When his emotions are ignited, Gon becomes irrational and completely oblivious to anything else. Gon's Nen type is Enhancement, which gives him his great strength and recuperative abilities.[ch. 60] His Hatsu, or specific use of Nen, is called Ja Jan Ken (ジャジャン拳) a play on the Japanese word for rock-paper-scissors, "Janken".[ch. 207] When Gon throws out "Rock" it is an enhanced punch, "Scissors" transmutes a sword from his index and middle fingers for mid-ranged attacks, and "Paper" emits a ball of aura for long-ranged attacks.[ch. 145, 193, 209] During his fight with Neferpitou, it appears that Gon entered into a Nen Contract in order to have "all the power [he]'ll ever have" and grew to an older age.[ch. 305, 306, 324] After returning to normal thanks to Alluka Zoldyck's ability, Gon has lost the ability to use Nen.[ch. 333, 334, 345] Gon is a popular character with fans, coming in third place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Killua Zoldyck[edit]

Voiced by: Kanako Mitsuhashi (1999 series, Japanese),[6] Annika Odegard (1999 series, English),[2] Mariya Ise (2011 series, Japanese),[3] Cristina Vee (2011 series, English)[2]

Killua Zoldyck (キルア=ゾルディック, Kirua Zorudikku) is initially introduced as a cheeky, cheerful kid full of mischievous ideas who befriends Gon during the Hunter Exam. However, his ruthlessness and aptitude in killing shows the other side of him — deadly, violent, and bloodthirsty. A member of the famous Zoldyck Family of assassins, Killua has been trained to be an assassin since birth and conditioned to possess extreme tolerance for poison, electricity and pain. Although Killua fails during his first Hunter Exam by killing an opponent, suspected to be due to his elder brother Illumi's influence, he attends the exam again the following year, earning his license by eliminating all other applicants in the very first trial.[ch. 36, 37, 148] Killua and Gon learn about Nen from Wing and later train further under Biscuit Krueger.[ch. 47, 48, 137] He becomes one of the first people to beat Greed Island, helps stop the Chimera Ants, and uses his sibling Alluka's special abilities to heal the nearly-dead Gon.

Conflicting with Killua's predisposition to kill is his unyielding loyalty to his new friends. Killua puts them before himself without being concerned about his own health or even his life and without a single complaint. Previously, Killua's greatest flaw was his fear of those seemingly more powerful than him.[ch. 210] Killua had been trained as an assassin by Illumi to be extremely cautious and only engage in combat if victory is absolutely certain. Showing great promise from birth, he possesses extraordinary agility and strength that makes Killua a one-man killing machine. Killua has already mastered many killing techniques at a tender age and is set to be one of the best assassins his family has ever produced. His Nen type is Transmutation, which allows him to change the properties of his aura into electricity.[ch. 60, 122] His Hatsu involves various uses of electricity to increase his physical capabilities, such as Godspeed (神速カンムル, Kanmuru), which allows him to move at immeasurable speeds.[ch. 281] Killua is a popular character with fans, coming in first place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Kurapika[edit]

Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka (1998 film), Yuki Kaida (1999 series, Japanese),[6] Cheryl McMaster (1999 series, English), Miyuki Sawashiro (2011 series, Japanese),[3] Erika Harlacher (2011 series, English)[2]

Kurapika (クラピカ) is the sole survivor of the Kurta (クルタ, Kuruta) clan, a race with treasured irises that turn scarlet in times of anger or emotional agitation.[ch. 7] Four years before the series, the entire Kurta clan was eradicated by a band of thieves known as the Phantom Troupe.[ch. 2] The Troupe desecrated 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, Leorio and Killua in order to become a Blacklist Hunter and gain the resources to take vengeance for his race and retrieve their eyes.[ch. 2, 7] Despite being a moralist, Kurapika is not above adjoining himself to society's underworld in order to accomplish his own desires — aligning himself with the Nostrade mafia family as soon as the opportunity presents itself. After becoming a licensed Hunter, he soon becomes head of Nostrade's bodyguards.[ch. 79] Normally intelligent, quick-thinking and levelheaded, when Kurapika sees a spider, the symbol of the Phantom Troupe, he becomes enraged.[ch. 18] He kills Uvogin, causes Pakunoda's death, and seals Chrollo Lucilfer's Nen. He is later invited to join the Zodiacs at Leorio's recommendation and only accepts upon being told who bought the last batch of scarlet eyes that he needs to retrieve.[ch. 344, 345] This leads to his accompanying the Kakin Royal Family to the Dark Continent.

Kurapika's Nen type is Conjuration, however, when his eyes turn scarlet, he becomes a Specialist.[ch. 83] He conjures a unique weapon — five chains, one extending from each finger on his right hand. His ring finger, Dowsing Chain: The Guiding Ring Finger (導く薬指の鎖ダウジングチェーン, Daujingu Chēn), has a ball on the end used for dowsing and normal defensive and offensive purposes.[ch. 68] Kurapika entered into a Nen contract for the chain on his middle finger, Chain Jail: The Restraining Middle Finger (束縛する中指の鎖チェーンジェイル, Chēn Jeiru); in order to have an unbreakable chain that will hold members of the Phantom Troupe no matter what, he offered his life should he use it on anyone other than its members.[ch. 83] His thumb chain, Holy Chain: Healing Thumb (癒す親指の鎖ホーリーチェーン, Hōrī Chēn), heals any injury with the crucifix on the end.[ch. 84] His little finger, Judgement Chain: Arbiter Little Finger (律する小指の鎖ジャッジメントチェーン, Jajjimento Chēn), stabs an enemy's heart with the little blade on the end while Kurapika sets a rule, if the enemy violates that rule they die.[ch. 84] His specialist ability, Emperor Time: Absolute Mastery (絶対時間エンペラータイム, Enperā Taimu), allows him to utilize 100% of all types of Nen.[ch. 83] Kurapika was inspired by the Ohmu in Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.[7] Kurapika is a popular character with fans, coming in second place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Leorio Paradinight[edit]

Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (1998 film), Hozumi Gōda (1999 series, Japanese),[6] Jonathan Love (1999 series, English),[2] Keiji Fujiwara (2011 series, Japanese),[3] Matt Mercer (2011 series, English)[2]

Leorio Paradinight (レオリオ=パラディナイト, Reorio Paradinaito) is a young adult who befriends Gon, Kurapika and Killua during the Hunter Exam. After losing a friend to a curable illness he could not afford the treatment for, Leorio dedicates himself to becoming a Hunter in order to pay for the costs of medical school, so he can become a doctor and treat the impoverished for free.[ch. 7] Though he is often outshone by the genius combat abilities of Gon and Killua, compared to the average man, Leorio is indeed talented. After becoming a licensed Hunter, Leorio assists his friends in their encounters with the Phantom Troupe from the sidelines. He reappears while Gon is hospitalized and enters the running to become the next Chairman of the Hunter Association, although he loses.[ch. 335] Leorio is later invited to become a member of the Zodiacs and joins their expedition to the Dark Continent.[ch. 343] When the Black Whale finally sets sail, Leorio starts working at the medical care facility on the third deck under Cheadle Yorkshire, carrying medicines. Killua suspects that Leorio's Nen type is Emission after seeing him teleport a punch across a room and out of a wormhole.[ch. 325, 326] Leorio is a popular character with fans, coming in fifth and sixth place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Antagonists[edit]

Hisoka Morroh[edit]

Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (1999 series, Japanese),[8] Brendan Hunter (1999 series, English),[2] Daisuke Namikawa (2011 series, Japanese),[3] Keith Silverstein (2011 series, English)[2]

Hisoka Morroh (ヒソカ=モロウ, Hisoka Morōu) is a magician and serial killer.[ch. 5] He is deceitful, playful, and narcissistic by nature; acting only in his own self-interest. Hisoka combines his magic tricks with violence, and delights in battling against those he considers strong to the point of sexual arousal. In the manga, his sentences within speech balloons typically end with a suit symbol. Hisoka takes an interest in Gon and his friends after encountering them during the Hunter Exam, letting them live so that they grow into more worthy opponents.[ch. 28] Although he initially is posited as an antagonist due to affinity towards murder, he spends much of the series acting as both an adversary and comrade to Gon. He is revealed to be member number four of the Phantom Troupe, although he only joined in order to get a chance to fight their leader, Chrollo Lucilfer.[ch. 78] He leaves the group when Chrollo's Nen is sealed by Kurapika and sets out to find a way to break the seal.[ch. 119] Having been successful in this task, Hisoka dies after fighting Chrollo, but revives himself, and goes on a killing rampage against the Phantom Troupe.

Hisoka's Nen type is Transmutation, allowing him to change the type or properties of his aura. He most often uses Elastic Love - Bungee Gum (伸縮自在の愛バンジーガム, Banjī Gamu), which makes his aura elastic and sticky similar to chewing gum.[ch. 55] He also uses Flimsy Lies - Texture Surprise (薄っぺらな嘘ドッキリテクスチャー, Dokkiri Tekusuchā), which allows him to reproduce the texture of his choice on any flat surface; such as making a handkerchief appear to be skin.[ch. 55] Hisoka is a popular character with fans, coming in fourth and fifth place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Phantom Troupe[edit]

The Phantom Troupe (幻影旅団, Gen'ei Ryodan), also known as the Spiders (蜘蛛, Kumo), is the name for a gang of thieves with thirteen membership roster that changes, usually when kills a member to take their place in the organization or chosen by their leader Chrollo to replace one who had died earlier, each member bearing a numbered tattoo of a twelve-legged spider.[ch. 18] Chrollo and the other founding members of the Phantom Troupe all originated in the slum Meteor City (流星街, Ryūseigai), a place where the residents do not exist in any official records with many hired by various criminal organizations. Although they mainly steal and kill, they occasionally do philanthropic work.[ch. 78] Currently, after he murdered two of their members following his defeat by Chrollo, the Phantom Troupe are tracking down Hisoka with the intent to kill him for his actions against the group.

Chrollo Lucilfer[edit]

Voiced by: Yoshikazu Nagano (1999 series, Japanese),[6] Richard Meen (1999 series, English), Mamoru Miyano (2011 series, Japanese),[9] Robbie Daymond (2011 series, English)

Chrollo Lucilfer (クロロ=ルシルフル, Kuroro Rushirufuru) is the founder and leader of the Phantom Troupe, bearing the number 0, having formed the organization and considered by its members as an irreplaceable member despite putting the Troupe before himself. Chrollo led the genocide of the Karta Clan, resulting in him being targeted by Kurapika who punished him by both neutralizing his Nen ability and forcing him to make no contact with his subordinates.[ch. 117] But Hisoka, having manipulated events so he can fight Chrollo before learning of Kurapika's actions, aids in acquiring an Exorcist to remove Kurapika's seal. Chrollo then accepts Hisoka's challenge to a battle to the death and kills him, unaware that Hisoka revived himself some time later and had decided to assassinate Phantom Troupe members. Gaining intel that Hisoka boarded the Black Whale, telling an upset Machi that they all have a score against him, Chrollo boards the vessel with other Phantom Troupe members to find and kill Hisoka. His Nen type is Specialization and allows him to directly steal the abilities of other Nen users, which he stores in a Conjured book.[ch. 98] Chrollo came in fourth place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Bonolenov Ndongo[edit]

Voiced by: Chō (Japanese), Doug Erholtz (English)

Bonolenov Ndongo (ボノレノフ=ンドンゴ, Bonorenofu Ndongo) is covered in bandages and wears boxing gloves, and bears the number 10 in the Troupe. These bandages cover up a large number of holes throughout his body. During the Chimera Ant arc, he was seen fighting with the other members of the Phantom Troupe against the Chimera Ants. His physical power ranks eighth among the Troupe.[10] Bonolenov is a descendant of the Gyudondond (ギュドンドンド), a small wild tribe that was chased out of their lands by development. When males of the Gyudondond tribe reach the age of three, they are circumcised and needles are inserted in various parts of their body. Over time, these needles are replaced with thicker and thicker sticks, and the holes are stabilized with bamboo stalks or stones. Using these holes, Gyudondond males are able to create a variety of sounds with the air flowing through. They are called "Bap" (バプ), the dancing warriors, and fulfill the role of shamans and performers in their tribe. Before combat, they use their bodies to play songs of battle. The Gyudondond believe that the more beautiful a sound that is played, the greater the spirit it can summon. Bonolenov possess this as his Conjuration Nen ability, titled War Anthem - Battle Cantabile (戦闘演武曲バト=レ・カンタービレ, Bato re Kantābire).[ch. 225]

Feitan Portor[edit]

Voiced by: Akari Hibino (1999 series, Japanese), Meredith Taylor Parry (1999 series, English), Kappei Yamaguchi (2011 series, Japanese),[9] Tom Bauer (2011 series, English)

Feitan Portor (フェイタン=ポートオ, Feitan Pōtoo) is one of the original members hailing from Meteor City and bears the number 2 in the Troupe. He is attired in what one would expect from a bandit — dark clothes partnered with a skullhead scarf that covers his mouth. He seldom speaks, but when he does, it is full of grammatical errors, giving the impression that he is not speaking in his native tongue. During the Phantom Troupe's fight with Chimera Ants, Feitan reverts to his native language, which is shown with Chinese characters. After Feitan's victory over Zazan in Meteor City, he is crowned temporary leader of the Phantom Troupe. Feitan's movements are incredibly fast, being able to leave afterimages of his body. He wields an umbrella that conceals both a sword and a gun that fires out of the tip. Following Chrollo's return, Feitan seems to have abandoned his position as interim leader of the Phantom Troupe. He later appears on the Black Whale with Phinks, Franklin, and Nobunaga. He, along with the others, thrash three passengers who refuse to let them sit at a table. After displacing them, he does not participate in the interrogation of the three men.

His Nen type is Transmutation. His ability Unforgiven: Pain Packer (許されざる者ペインパッカー, Pein Pakkā) transforms the injuries he has received from his enemy into an attack. The more pain he receives, the stronger his attack is. Currently, only Burnt by the Sun: Rising Sun (太陽に灼かれてライジングサン, Raijingu San) has been revealed, a miniature sun that burns anyone around him disregarding even allies, as shown by the rest of the Phantom Troupe fleeing from the scene when he uses this ability. Only Feitan is unaffected by the attack, presumably because of the armor that is formed on him.[ch. 229] Feitan came in tenth place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Franklin Bordeaux[edit]

Voiced by: Yoshinobu Kaneko (1999 series Japanese), Steve Olson (1999 series, English), Kenji Nomura (G.I. OVA Series), Hidenobu Kiuchi (2011 series, Japanese),[9] Edward Bosco (2011 series, English)

Franklin Bordeaux (フランクリン=ボルドー, Furankurin Borudō) is very large, with multiple facial scars similar to that of Frankenstein's monster, and bears the number 7 in the Troupe. He ranks fourth in physical power among the Troupe and is among the original members hailing from Meteor City.[10] Franklin, along with the rest of the Phantom Troupe, is aboard the Black Whale. He, Feitan, Phinks, and Nobunaga thrash three unruly passengers to gain seating at a table. When the three talk about the mafia families of Kakin, Franklin asks them which of them is the most powerful. When the passengers refuse to reveal that, Franklin asks them to summon the one who will collect kickbacks. Franklin's Nen type is Emission. His ability is called Dual Machine Gun (俺の両手は機関銃ダブルマシンガン, Daburu Mashingan) and allows him to shoot countless bullets composed of Nen from his fingertips, which he modified into guns himself.[11]

Kortopi[edit]

Voiced by: Umi Tenjin (1999 series, Japanese), Shinya Hamazoe (2011 series, Japanese), Tony Oliver (2011 series, English)

Kortopi (コルトピ, Korutopi) is short in stature with a thick and messy mane of hair covering his entire head, obscuring everything except for an occasional glimpse of his left eyeball. He is the weakest in the Troupe in terms of raw physical power.[10] Kortopi is the first of the members of the Troupe killed by Hisoka after he swears to wipe out the entire group following his defeat to Chrollo.[ch. 357] In fact, his Conjuration Nen abilities so far suggest that he is not involved in combat at all, but rather theft and subterfuge. His Nen ability is called Gallery Fake: Divine Left Hand, Demonic Right Hand (神の左手悪魔の右手ギャラリーフェイク, Gyararī Feiku), which allows him to make perfect copies of any object by touching it with his left hand and producing the copy with his right. He can also make copies of living humans, but they will be immobile and lifeless. The copies vanish after 24 hours have passed.[12] He is also able to know the exact location of any copy he has created by touching the original object.[ch. 109]

Machi Komachine[edit]

Voiced by: Noriko Namiki (1999 series, Japanese),[6] Marcy Lannan (1999 series, English), Takako Uemura (OVA, Japanese), Rena Maeda (2011 series, Japanese),[9] Abby Trott (2011 series, English)

Machi Komachine (マチ=コマチネ) is incredibly loyal to Chrollo and is one of the original Phantom Troupe members from Meteor City, bearing the number 3. Physically, she is the strongest woman in the Troupe and the sixth strongest overall.[10] Hisoka seems to have an occasional interest in her, although it is hard to see whether it is genuine. She also has an extremely keen intuition (the other members of the Troupe say that she has never been wrong about her intuitions). On August 9, Machi meets up with Chrollo at a market inside the Black Whale. She calls dibs on killing Hisoka, but Chrollo replies everyone in the Phantom Troupe is after him. When she suggests they flip a coin, Chrollo refuses, saying that method is for settling disputes between two members, whereas they are all itching to slay Hisoka, including Chrollo himself. He states the magician is certainly on the ship and they will manage to find him. Equipment Machi's Nen type is Transmutation. Her ability Nen Stitches (念糸縫合ネンシほうごう, Nenshi Hōgō) forms her aura into thread, the strength of which is inversely proportional to its length: a thread as long as the diameter of the Earth would be as strong as cotton, but a one millimeter-long thread can lift a ton.[13] Besides attacking it can be used to track people, but is also shown used to stitch severed limbs back on.[ch. 55] Machi came in seventh place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Nobunaga Hazama[edit]

Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (1999 series, Japanese), John Knight (1999 series, English), Naoya Uchida (2011 series, Japanese),[9] Joe J. Thomas (2011 series, English)

Nobunaga Hazama (ノブナガ=ハザマ) has a similar appearance to ronin warriors in Edo period Japan, complete with a long katana that he uses with great finesse and skill, and bears the number 1 in the Troupe. Nobunaga specializes in combining nen with the use of his katana in executing enemies. His best friend is Uvogin, and the two bring out the best of each other during combat. Seeing some of Uvogin's personality in Gon, he expresses interest in having Gon join the Troupe, though Gon adamantly refuses. Nobunaga ranks ninth in physical power among the Troupe, and is one of the original members from Meteor City.[10] Nobunaga is on the Black Whale with the rest of the Troupe, hunting for treasure and Hisoka. He, along with Feitan, Phinks, and Franklin, thrash three unruly passengers to gain seating in the cafeteria. Once the thugs submit to them, he asks them how they can get to the second floor. After learning about the facilitator, he suggests that they find the facilitator and use him to negotiate with the top. Nen type: Enhancement. Nobunaga came in fourteenth place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Pakunoda[edit]

Voiced by: Yoshiko Iseki (1999 series, Japanese), Tracy Sutton (1999 series, English), Romi Park (2011 series, Japanese),[9] Erica Lindbeck (2011 series, English)

Pakunoda (パクノダ) is an original member of the Phantom Troupe from Meteor City. She is fully loyal to Chrollo, even going against the Troupe in order to help him. She is killed by Kurapika's Judgement Chain in the climax of the Phantom Troupe arc by violating the restrictions placed upon her. Her body is buried in the Troupe's Yorknew hideout. Pakunoda's Nen type is Specialization. Her main ability is to read the memories of people she touches by asking specific questions, Psychometry.[ch. 103] Her secondary ability, Memory Bomb (記憶弾メモリーボム, Memorī Bomu), allows her to transform these memories into the shape of a bullet which she fires into the heads of her companions from a gun, thereby giving them that information.[14] She is eleventh in physical strength.[10]

Phinks Magcab[edit]

Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (1999 series, Japanese), Lucas Gilbertson (1999 series, English), Kenn (2011 series, Japanese),[9] David Vincent (2011 series, English)

Phinks Magcub (フィンクス=マグカブ, Finkusu Magukabu) uses his hands in battle, which has been shown to be extremely powerful. He is one of the original Phantom Troupe members from Meteor City, wears an Egyptian Pharaoh-like outfit in battle and bears the number 5. Phinks seems to get along best with Feitan, and is almost always seen partnered with him both in and out of combat. As with the rest of the Phantom Troupe, Phinks boards the Black Whale. Phinks, along with Feitan, Franklin, and Nobunaga, confront and thrash three unruly passengers. His Nen ability is called Kaiten - Ripper Cyclotron (廻天リッパー・サイクロトロン, Rippā Saikurotoron), the strength of which is dependent upon how many times he rotates his arm; the more rotations, the more powerful his attack will be. In terms of physical strength, Phinks is ranked second among the Troupe members.[10] Nen type: Enhancement.

Shalnark[edit]

Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (1999 series, Japanese), Jordan Schartner (1999 series, English), Noriko Hidaka (2011 series, Japanese),[9] Griffin Burns (2011 series, English)

Shalnark (シャルナーク, Sharunāku) is member number six of the Phantom Troupe, and from his appearance, he seems to be a normal boy. However, he is one of the most intelligent and quick-thinking members in the group, being highly adept at using computers and information gathering. Shalnark is also a licensed Hunter, so he has access to certain information that could be potentially useful to the Phantom Troupe. He ranks tenth in physical power among the Troupe.[10] Shalnark is killed by Hisoka after he decides to wipe out the entire Phantom Troupe following his defeat by Chrollo in Heaven's Arena.[ch. 357] Shalnark's Nen type is Manipulation.

His main ability, Black Voice: Mobile Fate Director (携帯する他人の運命ブラックボイス, Burakku Boisu), allows him to completely control the actions of others remotely using his cell phone after sticking a specialized antenna into their bodies.[15] His secondary ability involves applying the antenna upon himself and putting his body on autopilot, resulting in an enhanced state with enough power to devastate most opponents. However, he dislikes this ability because he is subject to immense muscle pain for several days after its use, and as he has no control over the process and retains no memory over what has transpired he can not derive any pleasure or satisfaction when he uses it to win a fight.[ch. 227] Shalnark came in seventeenth place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Shizuku Murasaki[edit]

Voiced by: Atsuko Bungo (1999 series, Japanese), Emily Bachynski (1999 series, English), Miho Arakawa (2011 series, Japanese),[9] Janice Roman Roku (2011 series, English)

Shizuku Murasaki (シズク=ムラサキ) is extremely forgetful and can be an airhead at times which, along with her unassuming appearance, can cause opponents to underestimate her combat abilities.[ch. 91] She is left-handed,[ch. 72] and the twelfth strongest physically out of the thirteen members of the Troupe.[10] Shizuku is member number eight, a replacement for the last member since the Troupe came together. Shizuku's Nen type is Conjuration. She conjures the Nen vacuum Blinky (デメちゃん, Deme-chan), which is able to suck up anything that is not Nen created or that she considers living. It is also able to regurgitate the last thing sucked up.[16] Shizuku came in eleventh place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Uvogin[edit]

Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (1999 series, Japanese), Mike Shepherd (1999 series, English), Akio Ōtsuka (2011 series, Japanese),[9] Patrick Seitz (2011 series, English)

Uvogin (ウヴォーギン, Uvōgin) is one of the original members of the Troupe from Meteor City. Out of all of the Phantom Troupe, he is the strongest in terms of raw physical power.[10] Uvogin is so strong, that direct hits from bullets, sniper bullets, and even anti-tank rockets do not cause visible damage to him.[ch. 75] Like all of the Troupe, he never hesitates to kill, and particularly enjoys combat against skilled opponents. Although he prefers to fight alone, Uvogin becomes stronger when fighting with a partner, usually Nobunaga, because he fights better when there is someone else to protect (although he never admits this).[ch. 93] Seeking revenge on Kurapika for capturing him after his battle with the Shadow Beasts, Uvogin tracks him to the hotel where Neon Nostrade and the rest of her bodyguards are staying. They fight one-on-one in a small canyon on the outskirts of Yorknew City. Kurapika eventually captures Uvogin with his Chain Jail, and questions him about the location and abilities of the other Phantom Troupe members. Uvogin refuses to answer any questions, responding only to kill him. Kurapika then pierces Uvogin's chest with his Judgement Chain ability, giving Uvogin the condition that he must answer all questions truthfully. But Uvogin refuses to answer Kurapika's question on the whereabouts of the other Troupe members, instantly killed with his body buried by Kurapika soon after.[ch. 84] He is the eleventh member of the Troupe and his Nen type is Enhancement. Uvogin came in twelfth place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Kalluto Zoldyck[edit]

Voiced by: Yūko Maekawa (1999 series, Japanese), Mamiko Noto (2011 series, Japanese), Lauren Landa (2011 series, English)

Kalluto Zoldyck (カルト=ゾルディック, Karuto Zorudikku) is the youngest member of the Zoldyck Family, androgynous in appearance and wearing a feminine kimono. He is initially introduced accompanying his mother during Gon's retrieval of Killua from Kukuroo Mountain and later helps his family in the assassination of the Ten Mafia Dons who placed bounties on the Phantom Troupe.[ch. 41, 100] Kalluto joins the Phantom Troupe as Hisoka's replacement, bearing the number 4, during their entrance into Greed Island.[ch. 170] During the Phantom Troupe's assault on Zazan's palace in Meteor City, Kalluto reveals he joined them with the intention of retrieving his brother.[ch. 229] His Nen ability, Snake Dance (蛇咬の舞), uses a hand fan to control paper confetti that is sharp enough to cut metal.[ch. 226] Kalluto came in fourteenth place in the series' first popularity poll.[4]

Illumi Zoldyck[edit]

Voiced by: Urara Takano (1999 series, Japanese),[6] Victor Atelevich (1999 series, English), Masaya Matsukaze (2011 series, Japanese), Chris Hackney (2011 series, English)

Illumi Zoldyck (イルミ=ゾルディック, Irumi Zorudikku) is Killua's eldest brother, an experienced and expert assassin who played a part in his Killua's training and upbringing.[ch. 36] Having a warped obsession with Killua, helping his father instill the ideal in his brother to thrive on darkness and killing others[ch. 36], Illumi planted a needle in Killua's brain to compel him to flee from unwinnable fights as his way of protecting his brother. During the 287th Hunter Exam, using special pins to change his facial structure in disguising himself as Gittarackur (ギタラクル, Gitarakuru)[ch. 35], Illumi becomes a Hunter while forcing Killua to disqualify himself and return to their home. But Killua ends up acting against his brother, removing Illumi's needle upon learning of it during his fight with Rammot and later standing up to him when he attempts to kill their sister Alluka for the good of their family. Illumi also has a complex friendship with Hisoka, later hired by him to join the Phantom Troupe as their number 11 on the possibility that Hisoka wants to fight him as well. Illumi came in sixth and eighth place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Genthru[edit]

Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (OVA, Japanese), Hiroyuki Yoshino (2011 series, Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (2011 series, English)

Genthru (ゲンスルー, Gensurū) is a player of Greed Island and a member of a large group of other allied players in the game.[ch. 143] A founding member of the group, he has worked as an informer recruiting new members for the last five years.[ch. 142] His secret identity is that of the Greed Island Bomber (爆弾魔ボマー, Bomā), working with his partners Sub (サブ, Sabu) and Bara (バラ).[ch. 144] He reveals that he placed a Nen time bomb on every member of the allied group using his ability Countdown: Sound of Life (命の音カウントダウン, Kauntodaun), so that he can blackmail them for all the specified slot cards they hold.[ch. 142, 143] However, Genthru does not keep his promise and detonates all the Nen time bombs killing all the members of the allied group except Abengane.[ch. 144] He then rejoins Sub and Bara to continue collecting the rest of the specified slot cards in order to win the game. But is defeated by Gon in a one-on-one match (while Killua and Biscuit draw away his teammates and defeat them separately).[ch. 183] Genthru is also able to create detonations in his hands when he grabs something using Little Flower: A Handful of Gunpowder (一握りの火薬リトルフラワー, Ritoru Furawā).[ch. 142, 143]

Chimera Ants[edit]

Chimera Ants (キメラ=アント, Kimera Anto) are a fictional species of insect, extremely dangerous and ranked first among insects that should be quarantined in the Hunter × Hunter universe.[ch. 187] They have voracious appetites and can consume several times their own weight within a single day. Chimera Ant queens possess an entirely unique method of reproduction known as Phagogenesis (摂食交配, Sesshoku Kōhai): reproducing asexually while imbuing her offspring with the genetic traits of whatever she devoured.[ch. 187] To take advantage of the genes of a particular species, a Chimera Ant queen has been known to feed until the fodder species is driven to extinction. One colony in particular targets humans, leading to the creation of humanoid Chimera Ants who develop the ability to use Nen and possess a sense of free will outside serving their queen. Human Chimera Ants also possess the genetic memories of their "past lives", some only having traces of memories while others are their original selves fully reborn. Following the death of the Queen, the colony disburst with a majority of Chimera Ants following the King Meruem while others attempted to create their own colonies. Only a few of the humanoid Chimera Ants survive as they are allowed to live among humans.

Chimera Ant Queen[edit]

Voiced by: Masako Ikeda (Japanese), Cindy Robinson (English)

The Chimera Ant Queen (女王, Joō) is the first chimera ant to be seen in the series, having mysteriously mutated to human size instead of being generally limited to ten centimeters like the rest of her kind.[ch. 187] The Queen first appears in the story when she washes up injured on the shores of the autonomous region of Neo Green Life (or simply N.G.L.), a small insular nation located on an island known as the Mitene Union. Driven by her reproductive instincts to give birth to a Chimera Ant King with ideal traits, the Queen immediately begins to feed on small mammals and aquatic life in order to give birth to soldier ants to bring her larger prey in greater amounts. When one of her soldiers brings her two human children to feed on, noting them to be more nourishing then previous prey, she became obsessed and sends her soldiers to concentrate on gathering more humans to feed on. N.G.L.'s status as neo-Luddite enabled the Queen's offspring be unopposed before their activities are eventually learned by the outside world. The Queen is fatally injured when the Chimera Ant King's forced, premature birth damaged her organs with massive blood loss. Despite receiving treatment from the Hunters, dies while labeling her son Meruem. But after her death, the Queen is revealed to have birth a twin sister to Meruem who is later revealed to be Kite reborn as a new Chimera Ant Queen.

Meruem[edit]

Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama (Japanese),[17] Max Mittelman (English)

Meruem (メルエム, Meruemu) is the Chimera Ant King (, Ō) and the most powerful of the Queen's offspring as a result of her feeding on only humans, possessing the Specialist Nen ability to assimilate the aura of those he consumes and increase his power greatly. Forcing himself to be born at the cost of the Queen's life, Meruem was born arrogant with little sense of identity aside from his supposed destiny and preconceived notions of his kind's superiority over humans. Meruem leaves N.G.L. with his Royal Guards in search of a place to establish his colony while acquiring a mate outside his species to conceive an Chimera Ant queen. This led to Merum taking over the Republic of East Gorteau, having Pitou use the corpse of its dictator Ming Jol-ik to order a mandatory gathering of East Gorteau's entire population for a national rally to create a situation in which entire towns and villages could be secretly abducted for a "selection": the forcible awakening of Nen in order for Pouf to create an army of Chimera Ant-hybrid soldiers for world domination.[ch. 223, 230, 251] The Hunter Association mobilizes an extermination team to raid the East Gorteau kingdom and assassinate Meruem, composed of a selected team of professional Hunters.

Meruem takes an interest in strategy games, defeating champion-level players by learning their battle tactics after disrupting the flow of their playing style. However, he is unable to overcome the skill of a seemingly dimwitted blind girl from the countryside named Komugi in Gungi, the game she reigns over. As Meruem finds himself unable to disrupt her flow, the challenge of playing against Meruem awakens Komugi's Nen ability, thus, increasing her own skills. To the dismay of the Royal Guards, Meruem even starts to show respect and care for Komugi while questioning his own violent methods as a way to rule. As such, the King wavers between his human emotions and animal instincts, ultimately deciding to compromise by taking over the planet for the Chimera Ants, but sparing humans and leaving them to live in reservations. Meruem's faltering leaves him vulnerable, almost being destroyed in the fight against Netero when the man detonated the nuclear explosive on his person as a last resort. But Meruem survived by feeding on the bodies of Pouf and Youpi, assimilating their powers alongside their aura. But besides being poisoned by the bomb's radiation, Meruem also suffered temporarily memory loss before he recovers his memories of Komugi. Netero's final attack would takes its toll on Meruem at the time as he finds Komugi, spending his final moments playing with her before dying in her arms.

Royal Guard[edit]

A trio of Chimera Ants whose objective is protecting Chimera Ants of the Royal Caste, originally serving the Queen who personally named them. After Meruem is born, the Royal Guard switched loyalties and followed him to East Gorteau where they eventually met their end.

Neferpitou[edit]
Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese),[17] Sarah Anne Williams (English)

Neferpitou (ネフェルピトー, Neferupitō), also known as "Pitou" (ピトー), is a cat-humanoid Chimera Ant and the firstborn of Royal Guards. Androgynous in appearance, Pitou is one of the first Chimera Ants to fully utilize Nen with enough skill to be recognized by even Netero as a superior combatant.[ch. 201] As a Specialist-type of Nen user, influenced by the sensation from fighting and killing Kite, Pitou can use the Hatsu Doctor Blythe (玩具修理者 (ドクターブライス), Toy Repair) to heals any injury and use another Hatsu to manipulate others as puppets as seen with Kite's corpse being mended and then used as a practice dummy. Unlike the other Royal Guards, Pitou did not seem to mind Meruem's obsession with Komugi and treated the girl without hesitation when she got injured during the Hunter extermination team's assault on East Gorteau palace. Confronted by Gon, who assumed Kite was still alive, Pitou played on the boy's hopes to get him away from Komugi so they can kill him without endangering the girl. But Pitou only enraged Gon by revealing Kite's fate and is brutally killed as a result of Gon forcibly aging himself at the cost of his natural potential to use Nen. Postmortem, despite their head crushed and reflecting the guard's loyalty to Meruem, Pitou's corpse is briefly reanimated by their Nen ability Terpsichora (黒子舞想 (テレプシコーラ), Puppet Master's Serenity) before being damaged by Gon.

Shaiapouf[edit]
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (Japanese),[17] Chris Niosi (English)

Shaiapouf (シャウアプフ, Shauapufu), also known as "Pouf" (プフ), is a butterfly-humanoid Chimera Ant and another of the king's Royal Guards. He is the most cunning of the three, though his temperament and love for Meruem causes him to covertly defy the king's orders in order to prevent his humanization. Having wholeheartedly devoted himself to protect Meruem while seeing humans as inferior, Pouf is grossly disturbed by the king's obsession with Komugi whom he views as a threat to Meruem's plans to the point of making frequent attempts on the girl's life. As a Manipulator-type Nen user, Pouf can alter his physical appearance while his Hatsu allows him to break up his body into clones of various sizes from his usual size to microscopic size. Following his eventual realization that Meruem would never be the king that he envisioned, Pouf dies from poison after entering the ground zero from Netero's nuclear bomb.

Menthuthuyoupi[edit]
Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki (Japanese),[17] Joshua Tomar (English)

Menthuthuyoupi (モントゥトゥユピー, Montutuyupī), also known as "Youpi" (ユピー), is the third of the Chimera Ant King's Royal Guards. Menthuthuyoupi is the largest of the guards and the only non-human hybrid among them, mixed with the genes of a magical beast instead.[ch. 266] He is the most straightforward of the royal guards and possesses a strength that comes from complete selflessness and devotion to the King. Youpi's Nen ability allows for both bodily metamorphosis and the transformation of his own anger into pure destructive power.[ch. 278] His Hatsu allows for him to billow large quantities of his aura into his body through En, subsequently resulting in an explosion.[ch. 278] Youpi can use his explosive ability in conjunction with his shape-shifting, physically manifesting the blast's power into his own body. He loses this power, however, after feeding himself to the Chimera Ant King in order to revive him following Netero's suicide attack. He dies from poison after entering the ground zero from Netero's nuclear bomb.

Others[edit]

Colt[edit]
Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (Japanese), Chika Anzai (Kurt, Japanese),[17] Zach Aguilar (English), Allegra Clark (Kurt, English)

Colt (コルト, Koruto) is an eagle-humanoid Chimera Ant with angel-like wings on his back, talons, and a beak. He is among the first Chimera Ants to be born by the queen following her change to an all-human diet, later revealed to be a reincarnation of her first human victim Kurt (クルト, Kuruto) who died attempting to protect his younger sister Reina (who was also killed) from a Chimera Ant soldier. Kurt's traits influenced Colt's devotion to the queen, projecting a strict and formal attitude as he always gave all the humans he killed to the queen as food. When the queen is grievously injured as a result of Meruem's birth, Colt contacts the Hunters in order to secure medical attention for her and even offered his own organs to save her life. Soon after the Queen's death, Colt finds his mother's last offspring on her corpse. Unaware that the new Chimera Ant Queen was Kite reborn, Colt named the infant Reina and vows to protect her. Following this emotional scene, a tearful Morel promises to protect Colt and the infant from harm on the condition that they never eat humans. Soon after, to ensure he would not be targeted for being a Chimera Ant, Colt was labeled by the Hunter Association as a Mythical Beast.

Shidore[edit]
Voiced by: Rie Murakawa (Japanese), TBA (English) Brianna Knickerbocker (Reina, English)

Shidore (シドレ) is an ant-humanoid Chimera Ant who is the reincarnation of the Queen's second human victim Reina (レイナ) who died when her older brother Kurt attempted to protect her from a Chimera Ant soldier. Shidore was originally a subordinate of Leol, later driven by her former self's memories to live with her original self's birth mother in the aftermath of Meruem's demise.

Meleoron[edit]
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese),[17] Bill Rogers (English)

Meleoron (メレオロン, Mereoron) is a chameleon-humanoid Chimera Ant and an eccentric pacifist who dislikes fighting or killing, having admit his that fighting strength is on par with a soldier ant despite being a squadron leader.[ch. 243] As a Specialist-type Nen user, he uses "Perfect Plan" to render himself invisible while holding his breath to become undetectable by smell, sound or even touch. His nen ability, "God's Accomplice" allows him to use his "Perfect Plan" on anyone he is touching. Leaving the colony following the death of his fellow squadron leader Peggy by Meruem, Meleron gradually regained the memories of his past life as a human named Jail (ジェイル) and that Peggy was originally his foster father.[ch. 242] This motivates Meleron to swear revenge on the Meruem, joining up with Gon as he deemed him an ideal ally.

Ikalgo[edit]
Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi (Japanese), Greg Chun (English)

Ikalgo (イカルゴ, Ikarugo), having wish he was born a squid, is an octopus-based Chimera Ant who was originally a subordinate of Gyro in his previous life. He was subordinate of Leol until being saved by Killua during their battle, convincing Ikalgo to take to Killua after the youth got wounded and later allies with the Hunter Association in launching an assault of Meruem's faction in East Gorteau Palace.

Welfin[edit]
Voiced by: Daiki Nakamura (Japanese),[17] Xander Mobus (English)

Welfin (ウェルフィン, Werufin) is a Chimera Ant resembling a humanoid wolf, possessing a powerful sense of smell, who Nen affinity is Conjuration. Welfin was originally Gyro's childhood friend and subordinate Zaiqahal (ザイカハル, Zaiqaharu) in his previous life, having been captured while defending Gyro's base and fed to the Queen. While a Squadron Leader, motivated by his past life's ambition of being a "shadow king", Welfin became a follower of Meruem with ulterior motives in improving of status. This enabled Welfin to acquire his Hatsu Missileman (卵男 (ミサイルマン), Eggman), conjuring a back-mounted organism armed with missiles holding centipedes that grow in size while feeding on the victim's defiance. Using it for neogation purposes, Welfin uses Missileman on the condition of establishes a target who would refuses to obey or tells lies after being selected, the attack canceled whenever Welfin is feeling defeated and sincere. When confronted by Meruem about his treacheries, Welfin's strike of fear makes him grow old in a few instants, and he is only saved when he manages to somehow utter Komugi's name, making the king remember about her and look for her instead. Welfin eventually regains his memories as Zaiqahal and later joins Bizeff in seeking out Gyro.

Leol[edit]
Voiced by: Jiro Saito (Japanese); Taylor Henry (English)

Leol (レオル, Reoru) is a Chimera Ant resembling an anthropomorphic lion, originally a lion named Hagya (ハギャ, Hagya) in a past life.[ch. 197] Preferring to called by his original name, Leol was among the Chimera Ant officers who were eating humans meant for the Queen and later developed an interest in Nen users when Colt confronted him of his actions. Leol then targeted Gon, Killua, and Kite when they were approaching the Chimera Ant nest, only to cease his hunt upon seeing their power first hand long after the majority of subordinates he sent after them were all wiped out by Kite. After awakening his potential as a Specialist Nen user, Leol can use his Hatsu "Rental Pod" (謝債発行機 (レンタルポッド), I.O.U. Dispenser) to create an iPod-like device to borrow another's Nen ability for the duration of an hour on the conditions of fully knowing the ability itself and getting his target to comply of being indebted to him after doing them a favor. During Morel and Knov's primary infiltration of the king's palace in East Gorteau, Leol faces Morel in combat. He assumes to be victorious after submerging Morel in an underground church using a stolen ability, but dies by asphyxiation due to a cunning strategy put into plan by Morel.

Cheetu[edit]
Voiced by: Motoki Takagi (Japanese), Cedric L. Williams (English)

Cheetu (ヂートゥ, Jītu) is a cheetah-like Chimera Ant with unparalleled speed, allowing him to dodge bullets with ease and rapidly punch experienced Hunters before they can even move. Compared to the other Chimera Ants, Cheetu is very simpleminded and egotistical with no agenda of his own while simply content with being the fastest. Following Meruem's birth, Cheetu leaves N.G.L. and heads to the East before being impeded by Morel and Knuckle with their confrontation ending a stalemate. The ordeal convinces Cheetu that needs a power greater than pure speed and offered his services to Shaiapouf in return for his help in developing his Nen. With his new power, he confronts Morel again, but is defeated by being psychologically tricked. Cheetu escapes, and later is seen boasting about yet another ability. Cheetu finally meets his end during the attack on Meruem's palace when he ends up being crushed to death by Silva Zoldyck from above during the Chimera Ant's attempt to pick a fight with Zeno, all the while boasting of his magnificent new technique.

Zazan[edit]
Voiced by: Azusa Nakao (Japanese),[17] Allegra Clark (English)

Zazan (ザザン) is a scorpion-humanoid Chimera Ant that resembles an extremely buxom, attractive woman with a scorpion's stinger tail, whose murderous subordinates include her doting right hand Pike. While gathering humans for the Queen, Zazan captured Pokkle and brought him to the colony to explain Nen to the Chimera Ants before he is killed. Following Meruem's birth, Zazan leaves N.G.L. to start her own colony in Meteor City and turning a large number of humans there into subservient minions with her stinging ability. This causes the Phantom Troupe to attack her hive. Her ultimate ability is to transform herself into a hideous monster with even greater strength and super-hard skin, which she uses as a last resort against Feitan who uses his Nen ability to incinerate her.

Hina[edit]
Voiced by: Azusa Kataoka (Japanese), Kimberley Anne Campbell (English)

Hina (ヒナ) is bunny-girl Chimera Ant who is a member of Leol's troop and wears cutesy clothes, originally named Hirin (ヒリン) before changing her name. She is an exorcist that can remove Nen, worrying if it effect as the Nen ultimately being stored in her belly. Following Leol's death, Hina leaves with the faction of the surviving Chimera Ants under Welfin and Bizeff to find Gyro.

Rammot[edit]
Voiced by: Shinya Hamazoe (Japanese), Tony Oliver (English)

Rammot (ラモット, Ramotto) is an officer in Colt's squad, a humanoid Chimera Ant with genetic traits of a rabbit and a Shrike. Acting on his own, Rammot was eating horses when he confronts Gon's group when they arrive to the village he and the other Chimera Ants ransacked. He attacks Gon and Killua but is defeated by their Nen abilities, saved by Colt at the last second while vowing brutal revenge on the two youths. Being inflicted with a physical blow by Gon revealed to have opened Rammot's aura nodes, making him the first Chimera Ant to utilize Nen which went to his head until seeing Neferpitou's Nen humbled him and renewed his loyalty to the colony. Having knocked Colt out earlier at his request to awakening his Nen, Rammot acts on orders to inflict harm on the other humanoid chimera ants to awaken their ability to use Nen. Rammot eventually seeks revenge on Gon and Killua, which resulted in his death when Killua removed Illumi's implanted needle upon discovering it and decapitated the Chimera Ant.

Koala[edit]
Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi (Japanese), Kaiji Tang (English)

Koala (コアラ, Koara) is a koala-humanoid Chimera Ant who was a hitman in his former life, armed with a gourd whose compressed liquid is used to kill his opponents. Having regained most of his memories, Koala served as a subordinate of Meleoron and used his skills to kill his victims in an act of mercy rather than bring them to the Queen alive with the chance that they would be reincarnated like himself. Among his victims was a girl whose physical appearance Kite assumed following her transition into a Chimera Ant Queen. Following his discussion with her over the complexities of the human soul while expressing his regret in his role in the Queen's feeding, Koala becomes Kite's subordinate.

Gyro[edit]

Gyro (ジャイロ, Jairo) is the founder and shadow ruler of the Neo Green Life autonomous region who is said to be someone that Gon is fated to do battle with, using the country's resources to establish a criminal empire through the black market.[ch. 204] As a human born in poverty, he suffered an abusive childhood at the hands of an alcoholic father before murdering him upon reaching a nihilistic self-realization that he is not regarded as a person. Raised afterward by the father of his best friend Zaiqahal, Gyro became antisocial with a desire to drown the world in evil. When the Chimera Ants began plaguing the NGL, Gyro had his men fight off the insects before they ultimately fell. Though fed to the Chimera Ant Queen, his evil being an influence in her later offspring as consequence, Gyro's will and pride endured as he is reborn a Chimera Ant that refused to follow the Queen's command, with his memories completely intect. Concealing his appearance to avoid arousing panic, fully renouncing his humanity, Gyro is forced to abandon the compromised NGL and start anew elsewhere.[ch. 204] After Meruem's death, Welfin and Bizeff seek to reunite with their leader, the latter assuming that Gyro would most likely rebuild his criminal empire in Meteor City.

Hunter Association[edit]

The Hunter Association (ハンター協会, Hantā Kyōkai) is responsible for the testing and licensing of "Hunters" (ハンター, Hantā) — a person that has proven themselves through rigorous examination to be an elite member of humanity and who specializes in finding rare creatures, secret treasures, and other individuals. With the passing of the examination, a Hunter is awarded a license which bestows a number of benefits on the licensee. This results in massive registration numbers for the annual licensing exam with an extremely high failure rate.

Isaac Netero[edit]

Voiced by: Bunmei Tobayama (1999 series, Japanese), Paul Hudson (1999 series, English), Ichirō Nagai (2011 series, Episodes 6-114, Movie, Japanese), Banjō Ginga (2011 series, Episodes 122-126, Japanese),[18] Ian Alden (2011 series, English)

Isaac Netero (アイザック=ネテロ, Aizakku Netero) is the Chairman of the Selection Committee for the Hunter Exam.[ch. 13] Presiding over it, he has final authority over every stage of the examination and is assisted by his secretary Beans (ビーンズ, Bīnzu), who helps organize the Hunter Exam and presents the successful candidates with their license. Netero is said to have been the strongest Nen user in the world 50-years prior to the start of the series. Decades prior to the beginning of the series, Netero spent four years rigorously training every day in order to express gratitude to the martial arts. He eventually attained enlightenment, giving him the ability to punch faster than the speed of sound and the power of the bodhisattva Guanyin.[ch. 265] Netero is also the Grand Master of the Shingen-Ryu style of Kung fu.[ch. 60] He commits suicide to exterminate the Chimera Ant King by triggering a powerful nuclear weapon linked to his heart. He has a son, Beyond Netero, that no one knew about.

Zodiacs[edit]

The Zodiacs (十二支ん, Jūnishin) are the high council of the Hunter Association composed of twelve individuals personally selected by Chairman Netero.[ch. 319] They have a code name based on a sign of the Chinese zodiac, and are tasked to decide the nature of Netero's succession after his death. Out of loyalty to the chairman, most alter their behavior, physical traits, and even their legal names based on the animal each represents.[ch. 319] There are only ten of them who are still in the Zodiacs, while the other two resigned, with Leorio and Kurapika being invited to replace them.

Ging Freecss[edit]

Voiced by: Hiroki Tōchi (1999 series, Japanese), Ben Jeffrey (1999 series, English), Urara Takano (child, 1999 series), Rikiya Koyama (2011 series, Japanese), Marc Diraison (2011 series, English)

Ging Freecss (ジン=フリークス, Jin Furīkusu) is a Double Star Ruins Hunter and Gon's father and motivation to become a Hunter.[ch. 326] He left Whale Island to become a Hunter before he turned twelve years old, only returning ten years later to ask his grandmother to take care of Gon for a while.[ch. 65] But Mito felt him unfit to parent and gained custody of Gon, and Ging never returned again.[ch. 65] He is the main creator of the Greed Island video game, and is also the one who captured and placed Razor in the game. A member of the Zodiacs, his code name is "Boar" and he is one of the only two members who do not mimic their corresponding animal.[ch. 319] At the end of the chairman election, Ging at last meets Gon. He tells Gon to apologize to Kite and about the meaning of adventure before they once again separate. He then resigns from the Zodiacs and joins Beyond Netero's expedition with Pariston.[ch. 340, 342]

Ging claims that he does not want to see Gon because he is too ashamed of himself for being absent in Gon's life due to his own selfishness, and challenges his son to find him.[ch. 66] Despite that he seems confident in Gon's abilities and knows him better than anyone; he knew Gon would become a Hunter and left a memory card for Greed Island and a recorded message with Mito to give to him once he did, and claimed that there was no need to visit him at the hospital as he is sure that despite being seriously injured, Gon would eventually recover by his own will. All information about Ging is classified even in the official Hunter database.[ch. 38] He is Kite's teacher and also inspired Satotz to become a Hunter.[ch. 1, 35, 38] Chairman Netero once told Biscuit that Ging is one of the top five best Nen users in the world.[ch. 138] This is demonstrated when he replicates Leorio's power through raw Nen control (instead of a trained Nen ability), in order to hide his true power. Ging tied with Silva for fifteenth place in the series' first popularity poll.[4]

Pariston Hill[edit]

Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi[19]

Pariston Hill (パリストン=ヒル, Parisuton Hiru) is a Triple Star Hunter and former vice chairman of the Hunter Association.[ch. 326] He used to be one of the Zodiacs under the code name "Rat".[ch. 319] Similar to Ging, he did not alter his physical appearance to match his animal. Pariston is a skilled politician, and eventually the winner of the 13th Hunter Chairman Election arc. However, he resigns from his new position and from the Zodiacs.[ch. 335, 340] He joins Beyond Netero's expedition.

Cheadle Yorkshire[edit]

Voiced by: Ikue Ohtani[19]

Cheadle Yorkshire (チードル=ヨークシャー, Chīdoru Yōkushā) is a woman from the Zodiacs code named the "Dog".[ch. 319] She is a Triple Star Hunter, a doctor, and jurist known as the Disease Hunter.[ch. 326, 346] She is generally shown as an intelligent person. In the 13th Hunter Chairman Election arc, she always gets the second place, until Leorio takes her position after he punches Ging in front of all hunters. She - along with the rest of the Zodiacs - conspires together to prevent Pariston from winning the election, because the Zodiac members do not trust Pariston, but in spite of their efforts, Pariston wins but gives his position to her because he only wanted to have fun. After she becomes chairman she accepts the resignation of Ging and Pariston. She also, as ordered by the V5, orders the Zodiac to hunt down Beyond Netero because he intends to explore the Dark Continents, but instead strikes a deal to accompany him instead. Cheadle later boards the ship to the Dark Continent. She directs the center medical care facility on the third deck.

Mizaistom Nana[edit]

Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka[19]

Mizaistom Nana (ミザイストム=ナナ), code named the "Ox",[ch. 319] is a Double Star Crime Hunter and said to be a man with common sense.[ch. 326, 346] He is also a lawyer and manages a private security company.[ch. 346] He ranks 4th on the 13th Chairman Election and conspires with Cheadle to prevent Pariston's will of becoming Chairman. In the end he decides to tell his supporters to vote for Cheadle. Mizaistom was shocked when Cheadle tells her supporters to send their supports to Leorio, which she does in order to stop Pariston's intention to become the Chairman.

Botobai Gigante[edit]

Voiced by: Issei Futamata[19]

Botobai Gigante (ボドバイ=ギガンテ), code named the "Dragon",[ch. 319] is a Triple Star Hunter.[ch. 326] He is the most senior member of the Zodiacs and was close to Netero. He is a public prosecutor, military analyst, and Terrorist Hunter.[ch. 346] Some time later, Botobai boards the ship. He devotes his attention to the three lower decks, where the conditions have turned out to be worse than expected. He and Mizaistom help the royal troops and private security to maintain the order and handle the criminal issues in the Black Whale, with Botobai also acting as a court official.

Kanzai[edit]

Voiced by: Ryota Ohsaka[19]

Kanzai (カンザイ), code named the "Tiger",[ch. 319] is a hot-tempered bodyguard and Treasure Hunter.[ch. 346] He has a short temper as shown when he easily gets mad when Pariston and Hisoka tease him. When the Black Whale finally sets sail, Kanzai, Saccho and Saiyu stand guard over Beyond's cell. Kanzai comments that having three Zodiacs watching Netero is a waste of personnel, prompting a sneering remark from Saiyu and responding in kind.

Pyon[edit]

Voiced by: Tomoka Kiriyama[19]

Pyon (ピヨン, Piyon), code named the "Rabbit",[ch. 319] is a linguist, interpreter and Paleograph Hunter.[ch. 346] She appears to be proficient in technology, as she is often seen on her phone or a laptop. When the Black Whale finally departs, Pyon attends a meeting with three other Zodiacs, Sanbica Norton, Tokyarine, and another Hunter.

Gel[edit]

Voiced by: Yuki Shirato[19]

Gel (ゲル, Geru), code named the "Snake",[ch. 319] is a woman with a calm attitude. She has the ability to change her arms into a snake which she uses to briefly threaten Pariston when he suggests the Zodiacs to make him the Chairman without election. She is a coroner, pharmacist and Poison Hunter.[ch. 346]

Cluck[edit]

Voiced by: Megumi Han[19]

Cluck (クルック, Kurukku), code named the "Chicken",[ch. 319] is one of the most short-tempered members in the Zodiacs. She appears to have the power to manipulate birds, as shown when she informs all hunters for an election. She is a musician, dancer, and Botanical Hunter.[ch. 346]

Saccho Kobayakawa[edit]

Voiced by: Takuma Suzuki[19]

Saccho Kobayakawa (サッチョウ=コバヤカワ, Satchō Kobayakawa), code named the "Horse",[ch. 319] is a Double Star Problem Hunter.[ch. 326] He appears to be very strict about the rules, and is known as the "Worry Hunter". He is a detective and handyman.[ch. 346] When the Black Whale finally sets sail, Kanzai, Saccho and Saiyu stand guard over Beyond's cell. Saccho thinks to himself Kanzai is right and having three Zodiacs guard Beyond is a waste of personnel. He suggests they decide on a rotation and confront Mizaistom so one of them may go help the royal troops.

Ginta[edit]

Voiced by: Takuma Suzuki[19]

Ginta (ギンタ), code named the "Sheep",[ch. 319] is a ranger and Poacher Hunter.[ch. 346] He seems to be very sensitive when it comes of Netero's death but he gets very mad when Pariston suggests to be the Chairman without an election.

Saiyu[edit]

Voiced by: Velo Takeda[19]

Saiyu (サイユウ, Saiyū), code named the "Monkey",[ch. 319] is a man whose appearance is reminiscent of the Monkey King. A Bounty Hunter and martial artist,[ch. 346] he also has a staff as his weapon. He is Pariston's informant within the Zodiacs.[ch. 348] In the Black Whale, Saiyu alongside Kanzai and Saccho stand guard over Beyond's cell. When Kanzai comments that having three Zodiacs watching Netero is a waste of personnel, Saiyu mocks him.

Examiners[edit]

The Hunter Exam is divided into several stages, each one overseen by an experienced hunter. In the first shown exam in the series, the first examiner is Satotz (サトツ, Satotsu), who tests the candidates' stamina by leading them on a marathon of unknown length through an underground tunnel and a swampland filled with uniquely dangerous creatures.[ch. 6, 8] The second stage of the exam is administered by two Gourmet Hunters, Buhara (ブハラ) and Menchi (メンチ). Although Menchi fails all of the candidates due to her stubbornness, Netero pressures her into giving the candidates an alternative test.[ch. 12] The third stage is overseen by Bounty Hunter and prison warden Lippo (リッポー, Rippō),[ch. 17] testing the candidates in different aspects of group dynamics, both in a communal and individual front. Chairman Netero organizes the final stage as a one-on-one fighting tournament, where the winner must get his opponent to admit defeat. In a twist, contestants pass the exam after winning only one fight with the loser advancing to the next round, meaning only one examinee will fail.[ch. 33] Satotz came in seventh and twenty-second place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Examinees[edit]

The examinees that took part in the 287th annual Hunter Exam, the year the series' main characters took the exam.

Hanzo[edit]

Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (1999 series, Japanese), Lucas Gilbertson (1999 series, English), Daisuke Kishio (2011 series, Japanese), Ray Chase (2011 series, English)

Hanzo (ハンゾー, Hanzō) is an 18-year-old shinobi who has trained in the art of ninjutsu since he was born.[ch. 34, 38] He decided to become a Hunter in order to find the elusive Hermit's Scroll.[ch. 6] In the second test of the exam, featuring cooking, he is the only one to know what sushi is, as it is a dish from his home country, Japan.[ch. 11] In the final test of the Hunter Exam, Hanzo is put against Gon in a fight where your opponent must admit defeat.[ch. 33] Despite his speed, strength, and battle experience easily exceeding that of Gon, Gon refuses even after Hanzo breaks his arm. Noting the lack of hate in Gon's eyes after this act, Hanzo realizes he actually has come to like him. He willingly bows out of the battle, giving Gon the victory needed for him to pass the exam.[ch. 33] Hanzo wins and passes the exam himself when he threatens the same to Pokkle in his next match, becoming a licensed Hunter.[ch. 35] It is later stated by Wing that Hanzo learned Nen after the Hunter Exam.[ch. 60] Hanzo later reappears in the Dark Continent arc as part of Kurapika's party and becoming the guard of the twelfth prince, Momoze.[ch. 350] After Prince Momoze's sudden death by one of her bodyguards, a furious Hanzo blames himself for not being there to save her. He believes the murderer might strike again, and deduces that he is one of the two bodyguards taking a break. He swears to Biscuit that he would make the murderer pay for killing Momoze. Hanzo came in eighth and sixteenth place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Tonpa[edit]

Voiced by: Kohei Kowada (1999 series, Japanese), Gerald Matthews (1999 series, English), Toshiharu Sakurai (2011 series, Japanese), Michael Sorich (2011 series, English)

Tonpa (トンパ, Tonpa) is nicknamed the "Rookie Crusher" by candidates with more experience taking the exam. He has taken the exam for 35 consecutive terms,[ch. 5] never managing to pass. He often brags of his experience to those taking the exam for the first time and then offers them a helping hand. This is merely subterfuge as he takes a perverse pleasure in sabotaging their attempts to get the license.[ch. 17] This time around, he trails Gon, Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio while attempting various means to foil their advancement. In order to do this, he uses methods like spiking drinks with a strong laxative and being contradictory simply to delay progress in a time-sensitive arena, where he is teamed up with them.[ch. 5, 16] He also attends the following Hunter Exam, where he, along with everyone else, is defeated by Killua.[ch. 148]

Pokkle[edit]

Voiced by: Yukiko Tamaki (1999 series, Japanese), Graden Gant (1999 series, English), Yukitoshi Tokumoto (2011 series, Japanese), Bobby Thong (2011 series, English)

Pokkle (ポックル, Pokkuru) is an accomplished archer that carries a bow and quiver of arrows wherever he goes. The arrows are tipped with a potent tranquilizer that, even with a small nick, induces paralysis for any person for up to a week.[ch. 24] Pokkle's aim is to become a successful hunter of undocumented fantastic beasts.[ch. 38] He passes the exam and becomes a licensed Hunter. Pokkle is then seen in N.G.L. with Ponzu and several others before their group is attacked by Chimera Ants.[ch. 190] Pokkle is poisoned by Zazan and brought to the colony to be fed to the Queen, but using a hidden antidote is able to restore some movement and hide before the Chimera Ants start searching for him for his knowledge on Nen.[ch. 197] However, the newly born Neferpitou senses Pokkle hiding and he is subjected to his brain being prodded by the Royal Guard to divulge everything he knows about Nen before being killed.[ch. 198] Pokkle's Nen ability, Seven Spectrum Array: Rainbow (七色弓箭レインボウ, Reinbō), creates a bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right; red arrows burst into flames on contact and orange are his fastest.[ch. 190] Pokkle came in twelfth and eighteenth place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Ponzu[edit]

Voiced by: Umi Tenjin (1999 series, Japanese), Leda Davies (1999 series, English), Haruka Kudō (2011 series, Japanese), Reba Buhr (2011 series, English)

Ponzu (ポンズ) is one of the twenty-four that managed to enter the fourth stage of the Hunter Exam.[ch. 23] She fights using chemical weapons, a wide variety of toxins, and prefers to set traps instead of fighting head on.[ch. 25] Her secret weapon lies within her round cap, carrying neurotoxic bees under the surface that emerge and attack her enemies when she is threatened.[ch. 31] During this stage, her bees instinctively end up killing Bourbon after she falls into his trap. Ponzu is rescued by Gon, but her badge is taken when she is unconscious so Leorio can pass, causing her to fail the exam.[ch. 31] She also attends the following Hunter Exam, where she, along with everyone else, is defeated by Killua.[ch. 148] Ponzu is then seen in N.G.L. with Pokkle and several others before their group is attacked by Chimera Ants.[ch. 190] The group is killed by Zazan's squad, but she is able to escape long enough to send one of her bees with a message to the strongest Hunter nearby, who happens to be Kite. She is shot and eaten moments later by a Chimera Ant.[ch. 190] Ponzu came in ninth place in the series' first popularity poll.[4]

Chimera Ant Exterminators[edit]

With the infestation of man-sized Chimera Ants within N.G.L., the Hunter Association sends an official team to investigate and contain the threat. The extermination team is led by none other than Chairman Netero himself. Netero also handpicks those who are to accompany him, causing significant political bickering within the Hunter Association.

Morel Mackernasey[edit]

Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese),[17] Kyle Hebert (English)

Morel Mackernasey (モラウ=マッカーナーシ, Morau Makkānāshi) is a Hunter who uses a giant smoking pipe and smoke as weapons, and who has a great sense of compassion. As his role progresses during the Chimera Ant arc, Morel shows himself as an experienced and resourceful fighter, which is shown in his fight against Leol wherein he uses his pipe as a snorkel so that he could allow himself to breathe underwater, and in doing so suffocates his opponent with the carbon dioxide he had emitted. The smoke that he produces is controllable with his Nen ability; he is able to make it take on various shapes and even act independently from him once commands are issued. After the Chimera Ants incident is solved, Morel is promoted to a Triple Star Hunter while placing Colt and the reborn Kite under his protection.

Knov[edit]

Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki (Japanese),[17] Grant George (English)

Knov (ノヴ, Novu) is an intelligent hunter dressed in glasses and a suit. He is Palm's master and the target of her affections. He can create warp gates to a "safe house",called "fourth dimensional apartment complex", which he creates doors in. It is similar to teleportation, but instead of instantly arriving at the destination he goes to his safe house, which is a windowless room, with a single door. Within the safe house, he can store items and/or people. Through the door, others can only come in/out from a predetermined place, while Knov can go anywhere he has marked before (thanks to his special key). When infiltrating Meruem's palace in order to place a portal, he comes into contact with Neferpitou's En. It frightens him so much that he retreats upon suffering a severe nervous breakdown while going bald. When he later returns to aid in the attack, his hair having grown back through whitened from the psychological ordeal he went through.

Knuckle Bine[edit]

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Japanese),[17] Benjamin Diskin (English)

Knuckle Bine (ナックル=バイン, Nakkuru Bain) is an Unidentified Beast Hunter and Morel's apprentice.[ch. 200, 203] Despite appearing to be an aggressive man, Knuckle is very compassionate and easily moved to tears. He also gets along well with animals, having the habit of taking care of abandoned pets. Knuckle's ability "chapter-7 bankruptcy" is when he punches someone (by lending some aura) he simultaneously attaches a small indestructible nen-creature "Amortizing Power Redirector (A.P.R.)", with a counter on its head. It follows the opponent wherever they go and grow by counting 10% interest on the borrowed aura in every 10 seconds if not paid back by hitting Knuckle (provided Knuckle is within 100 meters distance). If the aura count exceeds his opponent's total aura, the opponent goes bankrupt. Bankruptcy causes the conjured "A.P.R." to transform into the "Individual Ren Suppressor (I.R.S.)" ("Toritaten" in the original Japanese version), a mascot that attaches itself and forces the debtor into Zetsu for 30 days.

Shoot McMahon[edit]

Voiced by: Yuji Ueda (Japanese), D.C. Douglas (English)

Shoot McMahon (シュート=マクマホン, Shūto Makumahon) is an Unidentified Beast Hunter,[ch. 205] Knuckle's partner, and the second disciple of Morel. Shoot's Nen ability is called "Hotel Rafflesia", and involves manipulating a cage and three disembodied hands that levitate. Shoot can shrink and seal off the body part that was hit, in the cage. He has a timid personality and is often afraid of taking advantage of opportune times to attack his enemy.[ch. 205] In the fight against Youpi during the extermination team's raid on East Gorteau, he becomes inspired by Gon and is able to fully unleash his power, overcoming his shyness and injuries.

Palm Siberia[edit]

Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (Japanese),[17] Karen Strassman (English)

Palm Siberia (パーム=シベリア, Pāmu Shiberia) is Knov's apprentice. She develops a crush on Gon, but is unable to further their relationship. On most occasions, she appears disheveled and stressed, exuding a frightening aura. However, she is depicted as quite beautiful when dressed up. During the extermination, Palm is sent in as a personal secretary to Director Bizeff in order to covertly discover Meruem's location, only to be captured and transformed into a chimera ant hybrid soldier. But Killua manages to help Palm regain her memories and return to the side of the Hunters. As a human, Palm originally tracked the location of anyone she has seen with her own eyes using a small merman relic fed by her blood as a human. But after becoming a Chimera Ant, able to create outfits from her hair wrapping over her body, Palm's Nen ability reformed into "Wink Blue" and enables her see the last three people she saw with her right eye whenever she covers it.

Others[edit]

Kite[edit]

Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara (1998 film), Yūji Kishi (1999 series, Japanese),[20] Adam Hunter (1999 series, English), Shūichi Ikeda (2011 series, Japanese),[21] Uki Satake (Chimera Ant, Japanese),[19] Chris Smith (2011 series, English), TBA (Chimera Ant, English)

Kite (カイト, Kaito) is the very first Hunter introduced in the story. A student of Ging Freecss, Gon's father, he traveled to Whale Island three years prior to the start of the series looking for leads in order to pass his final test, find Ging.[ch. 1] After saving Gon from a foxbear, Kite revealed to him that his father is alive and the best Hunter there is, inspiring Gon to follow in his father's footsteps and become a Hunter.[ch. 1] After completing Greed Island Gon runs into Kite again, who, after finding Ging, is in the middle of a biological survey searching for new species in the country of Kakin.[ch. 186] He is leading a team of young would-be Hunters named Banana Kavaro, Lin Koshi, Monta Yuras, Podungo Lapoy, Spinner Clow, and Stick Dinner. His Nen ability is Mad Clown: Crazy Slots (気狂いピエロクレイジースロット, Kureijī Surotto) where a clown-head randomly chooses a number from 1 to 9 and summons respective weapons, which he can not put away until he uses.[ch. 194]

Kite is killed by Neferpitou, and his vessel rebuilt into a manipulated puppet to train the ants. He is later captured by Knuckle and Shoot. Though his original body is dead, Kite used a secret function of Crazy Slots to be reborn as Meruem's twin sister who was initially the size of a finger when found on the Queen's corpse. While named Reina by Colt, the new chimera queen ant that Kite became quickly matured while regaining the memories and personality of her former human male self and helped snapped Gon out of his depression. Kite later tracks down Koala and forces the regretful hitman to become her subordinate as penitence for the death of a girl whose physical appearance Kite had assumed as a Chimera Ant. Kite came in tenth place in the series' first popularity poll.[4]

Izunavi[edit]

Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (1999 series, Japanese, episode 45), Tsuyoshi Koyama (1999 series, Japanese, episode 56), Masaki Aizawa (2011 series, Japanese), Imari Williams (2011 series, English)

Izunavi (イズナビ, Izunabi), named Mizuken (ミズケン) in the 2011 anime, is a Hunter and Kurapika's Nen teacher. Izunavi teaches him about Nen and informs him of the ability to make Contracts that strengthen your abilities based on how strict the limitation you place.[ch. 83] He reappears in the Dark Continent arc as part of Kurapika's party, becoming the bodyguard of Kakin's sixth prince, Tyson.[ch. 350] Izunavi came in twenty-fourth place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Melody[edit]

Voiced by: Tarako Isono (1999 series, Japanese), Miina Tominaga (2011 series, Japanese), Dorothy Fahn (2011 series, English)

Melody (センリツ, Senritsu) is a Music Hunter and is the kind and understanding member of Neon's bodyguards.[ch. 73] She is always ready to listen to anyone's confessions and has the gift to make people open up to her. As Leorio notes, she is one of the very few characters who has made Kurapika open up to her. Melody's physical appearance is in short contrast to her kind soul. Due to effects of the "Sonata of Darkness", a musical piece said to have been written by Satan himself and that whomever listens to it will be greatly cursed, her body is short and her right arm disfigured.[ch. 73] One night, Melody and her friend were drunk, and her friend played the Sonata. Its power was so great, that upon hearing only the first movement of the flute solo, Melody was disfigured. Her friend was not so lucky; his entire body was disfigured like Melody's arm and he died after playing it. Melody gained her Nen abilities in exchange. Melody's goal is to find the Sonata of Darkness and destroy it.[ch. 73] Melody has the ability to Emit her aura to people to soothe fatigue when she plays an instrument. Melody also has a very sharp sense of hearing and can tell a person's psychological state just by listening to their heartbeat.[ch. 121] For example, she knows when people are lying or when someone has completely lost his/her temper. Melody reappears in the Dark Continent arc as part of Kurapika's party, becoming the bodyguard for the tenth prince of Kakin, Kacho.[ch. 350] Melody was inspired by Nausicaä and Yupa in Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, or possibly Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke instead of Yupa.[7] Melody came in twentieth place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Basho[edit]

Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (1999 series, Japanese), Toru Nakane (2011 series, Japanese), Jake Eberle (2011 series, English)

Basho (バショウ, Bashō) is one of Neon Nostrade's new bodyguards, hired along with Kurapika. When he is first introduced he is quick to underestimate Kurapika, but after Kurapika's display of his Dowsing Chain, he grows respect for him. Basho returns in the Dark Continent storyline as part of Kurapika's infiltration party, becoming the bodyguard of Kakin's seventh prince, Luzurus.[ch. 350] His Nen ability is called The Wandering Haiku Poet (流離の大俳人グレイトハイカー, Gureito Haikā), wherein Basho writes a haiku describing a condition on a piece of paper (such as "Anything I hit will explode"), which then comes true.[ch. 68]

Zoldyck Family[edit]

Maha Zoldyck[edit]

Maha Zoldyck (マハ=ゾルディック, Maha Zorudikku) is the oldest living member of the Zoldyck family. He is Zeno's grandfather and is 98 years old and height of 140 cm.

Zeno Zoldyck[edit]

Voiced by: Tadashi Miyazawa (1999 series, Japanese), Hiroshi Ohtake (2011 series, Japanese), Sam Mann (2011 series, English)

Zeno Zoldyck (ゼノ=ゾルディック, Zeno Zorudikku) is Killua's grandfather and Silva's father. A witty old man, his advancing age has not dampened his quick thinking and speed in battle. Zeno wears alternating signs on his garb that say either "A Kill a Day" or "Never Retire."[ch. 95] He appears to be on good terms with Chairman Netero, who hires Zeno to assault Ming Jol-ik's palace in East Gorteau in order to catch the Chimera Ant King off guard. He noticeably hesitates in the battle when he realizes the king has come to care for the safety of a human prisoner. Zeno favors Killua more than his other grandchildren. Zeno came in ninth place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Silva Zoldyck[edit]

Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (1999 series, Japanese), Kouichi Yamadera (2011 series, Japanese), Chris Tergliafera (2011 series, English)

Silva Zoldyck (シルバ=ゾルディック, Shiruba Zorudikku) is Killua's father. A silent, pensive figure, Killua's interaction with him seems limited. He allows Killua to go along with Gon on their journey to find his father, but only because he sees it as a crucial step in his development as the head assassin of the Zoldyck Family.[ch. 42] During the auction in Yorknew City, Silva and Zeno are both hired by the Ten Dons to assassinate the Phantom Troupe, but withdraw from the job when their clients are killed due to a job taken by Illumi, Maha, and Kalluto.[ch. 100] This was Silva's second time fighting Chrollo Lucilfer,[ch. 99] and according to Killua, he previously killed an unknown member of the Phantom Troupe.[ch. 80] Silva later appears amid the assault on the Palace in East Gorteau, killing Cheetu on the way to pick up his father. Silva tied with Ging for fifteenth place in the series' first popularity poll,[4] and placed thirteenth in the second.[5]

Kikyo Zoldyck[edit]

Voiced by: Rena Yukie (1999 series, Japanese), Junko Iwao (2011 series, Japanese),[22] Michelle Ruff (2011 series, English)

Kikyo Zoldyck (キキョウ=ゾルディック, Kikyō Zorudikku) is Killua's mother. She was injured attempting to prevent Killua from running away from home to take the Hunter Exam, although she is proud of Killua for doing so.[ch. 36] She seems to be slightly paranoid and is cautious of Killua's friends. Kikyo is looking forward to Killua excelling in assassination and anticipates that one day, he will continue on with the family business. According to Illumi, Killua is her favorite son. Kikyo came in thirteenth place in the series' first popularity poll.[4]

Milluki Zoldyck[edit]

Voiced by: Katashi Ishizuka (1999 series, Japanese), Kimiko Saito (2011 series, Japanese), Laila Berzins (2011 series, English)

Milluki Zoldyck (ミルキ=ゾルディック, Miruki Zorudikku) is Killua's second eldest brother and an obese figure who possesses a strong aversion to performing any kind of physical activity. He seems to be a sort of otaku, since his room is covered with figurines from various anime, manga and video games.[ch. 69] Milluki is talented in hacking computer systems, as Killua asks him to hack a memory card from Ging. He was also injured during Killua's escape.[ch. 36] Milluki is in charge of torturing Killua as punishment, but does not have the drive to carry it out very long as he becomes physically exhausted.[ch. 42] After being tipped off by Killua on the whereabouts of a Greed Island cartridge, Milluki's excitement results in one of the rarer moments in which he makes an outside expedition in search of the game, he himself states that he had not left the mansion in eight years. However, he is unable to win a copy and leaves in frustration.

Alluka Zoldyck[edit]

Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese),[19] TBA (English)

Alluka Zoldyck (アルカ=ゾルディック, Aruka Zorudikku) is the second youngest sibling of Killua. While the other members of the Zoldyck family refer to Alluka as male or as an object, Killua, who is the closest to Alluka, states that Alluka is female.[ch. 320, 321, 324] Alluka is a dark child with the ability to grant wishes and a second personality, named Nanika (ナニカ, "Something") by Killua.[ch. 323] Once a person grants three requests made by Alluka, Nanika grants their wish.[ch. 322] The bigger the wish, the bigger Alluka's demands will be for the next person.[ch. 322] If four of Alluka's demands are refused in a row, at least two people, the refusee and their closest friend/love, will die.[ch. 322] A larger wish requires more deaths in the next round when the demands are refused; dying in the order of the amount of time they have spent with the refusee.[ch. 322, 323] Once people die in refusal, the demands "reset" to the lowest difficulty level.[ch. 324] Because Alluka's power is considered too dangerous, Alluka is locked up alone in a room full of toys. Fearing that Killua will ask Alluka's help to save Gon's life, Illumi asks for Hisoka's help in searching for and killing Alluka, as Alluka poses a grave danger to the entire Zoldyck family in the case of Killua getting killed by Alluka's power.[ch. 323] Killua eventually has Alluka cure Gon without consequence, this is because Killua can make demands of Nanika without paying a price.[ch. 333, 336] After Gon is healed, Killua demands Nanika not grant anyone else's wishes and starts traveling together with Alluka.[ch. 336, 338] The caption to a standalone illustration of Alluka in Volume 33 of Hunter × Hunter reads "Ai. I'm from the Dark Continent.,"[23] suggesting that Alluka's power is due to the Gaseous Life-form: Ai (アイ) that humans brought back from the Dark Continent.[ch. 341]

Greed Island players[edit]

Greed Island (グリードアイランド) is a video game created by Ging Freecss and ten of his friends for the "Joystation" video game console in 1987, exclusively for Hunters who know Nen.[ch. 69, 184] Only one-hundred copies were made that sold for 5.8 billion jenny (the currency of Hunter × Hunter), the highest ever for a video game.[ch. 69] The game seemingly transports its players' physical bodies into "the world" of Greed Island (though it is actually an isolated island that exists in the real world),[ch. 134] only releasing them when they die (at which point they die in real life too), when they win, or when they use a special card in the game that lets them out.

Biscuit Krueger[edit]

Voiced by: Chieko Higuchi (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Akiko Kimura (GI Final OVA, child form, Japanese), Takashi Hagino (GI Final OVA, adult form, Japanese), Chisa Yokoyama (2011 series, Japanese),[24] Tara Sands (2011 series, English)

Biscuit Krueger (ビスケット クルーガー, Bisuketto Kurūgā) is a Double Star Stone Hunter with a proficiency in Nen, revealed to be Wing's mentor as she becomes a teacher to Gon and Killua while teaming up with them on Greed Island.[ch. 137, 326] Despite appearing as a young girl around Gon's age, revealed to fifty-seven years old, Biscuit is actually a very muscular woman.[ch. 137, 177] But Biscuit hates her appearance, using her skills as a Nen User to alter her appearance which limiting her full abilities while in her childlike state.[ch. 177] Her goal in Greed Island is to get a gem found only in the game, Blue Planet.[ch. 138] After the events of Greed Island, Biscuit later helps Gon and Killua train for their battles against Knuckle and Shoot during the Chimera Ant arc. She later joins Kurapika's party by Killua's request during the Dark Continent arc, becoming the guard of the thirteenth prince of Kakin, Marayam.[ch. 350]

Tsezguerra[edit]

Voiced by: Ryūji Mizuki (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Kiyoyuki Yanada (2011 series, Japanese), Jay Allen White (2011 series, English)

Tsezguerra (ツェズゲラ, Tsezugera) is an experienced Single Star Jackpot Hunter.[ch. 125] He is hired by multibillionaire Battera (バッテラ) to beat Greed Island and to test the people who want to enter the game in order to earn the 50 billion jenny prize money offered by Battera.[ch. 125] He and his team ally with Gon, Killua, Biscuit, Hisoka and Goreinu to take part in the dodgeball game against Razor.[ch. 160] He and his team later engage Genthru's in a game of chase in order to buy time for Gon to train against Genthru and for Killua to heal his injuries.[ch. 170]

Abengane[edit]

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Eiji Hanawa (2011 series, Japanese), Jalen K. Cassell (2011 series, English)

Abengane (アベンガネ) is an exorcist; a Nen user with the ability to remove Nen "curses" or attacks placed onto himself or others.[ch. 120, 147] The Nen Beasts he summons to eat the Nen curses placed on himself, attach themselves onto him until he fulfills the original condition for removing the curse or the original caster dies.[ch. 147] As one of the players hired by Battera to complete Greed Island, the Phantom Troupe and Hisoka find Abengane in the game and hire him to remove the curse placed on Chrollo by Kurapika.[ch. 183]

Goreinu[edit]

Voiced by: Kōsuke Toriumi (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Hidetaka Tenjin (2011 series, Japanese), Edward Bosco (2011 series, English)

Goreinu (ゴレイヌ, Goreinu) is a Greed Island player who allies with Gon's party in the dodgeball game against Razor.[ch. 154] His Nen ability is to form two gorillas out of Nen.[ch. 161] He seems to control the gorillas and can quickly swap the position of them with his own or also with someone other, friend or foe. He later joins Tsezguerra's team and is the one who gives Gon, Killua, and Biscuit the remaining cards needed to win Greed Island.[ch. 169, 182]

Razor[edit]

Voiced by: Tōru Furusawa (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Takaya Kuroda (2011 series, Japanese), George C. Cole (2011 series, English)

Razor (レイザー, Reizā) is one of the Game Masters and a creator of Greed Island.[ch. 145] Razor was told by Gon's father not to hold back against his son should he ever come to Greed Island.[ch. 161] Razor is a key person in getting one of the hardest cards in the game; the challengers must confront Razor and his 14 devils in a group of 15 people, and defeat them in different sporting events. It is learned that the 14 devils were not his allies, but Razor's own ability to emit 14 Nen creatures at will.[ch. 161] He is defeated in a dodgeball game by Gon's allied party (consisting of Gon, Killua, Biscuit, Hisoka, and several other players hired by Battera). Razor reveals to Gon that he is a death row convict captured by Ging and brought to the island.[ch. 169]

Kakin[edit]

Kakin (カキン) is a kingdom located in the middle of the Azian Continent that experienced quick economic growth after shifting from social imperialism to a parliamentary democracy thirty years ago in what was called the "Most Silent Revolution in History".[ch. 340] Since then it has sought to expand its influence internationally, drawing the attention of the V5, which is the group of the five most powerful nations of the world. All the ruler's legitimate children receive the official title of "prince", regardless of sex, and are ranked according to their order of birth, although the ranks grant few special privileges toward each other and act mostly as a mean to address them.[ch. 349] The illegitimate children, on the other hand, are forbidden from appearing in public or taking part in the kingdom's politics and have their faces slashed with razors twice, as a proof of their lower status.[ch. 378] To choose its next ruler, a deadly game among the princes is held to decide the rightful successor, a fact that is hidden from the public.

Nasubi Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Nasubi Hui Guo Rou (ナスビ=ホイコーロ, Nasubi Hoikōro) is the ruler of Kakin and sponsor of Beyond Netero's expedition to the Dark Continent, which alerts the V5 of the dangers it may cause to the world and prompts them to offer Kakin a seat among them, extending the council to six countries and renaming it the V6, in order to gain control over the expedition and its spoils, as well as to prevent possible predicaments. A charismatic and enthusiastic man on the outside, Nasubi hides a cold and ruthless side from the public as he shows no remorse on having his own children killed in the succession game. He has eight wives with fourteen legitimate children.[ch. 349]

Royal Family[edit]

Benjamin Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Benjamin Hui Guo Rou (ベンジャミン=ホイコーロ, Benjamin Hoikōro) is the first prince of Kakin and Nasubi's eldest son with his first wife, Unma.[ch. 349] He is a very strong and aggressive man who seems to have no qualms with killing his own siblings and seems to have a rivalry with Tserriednich, his sibling from the same mother.

Camilla Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Camilla Hui Guo Rou (カミーラ=ホイコーロ, Kamīra Hoikōro) is the second prince of Kakin, Nasubi's eldest daughter and first child with his second wife, Duazul.[ch. 349]

Zhang Lei Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Zhang Lei Hui Guo Rou (チョウライ=ホイコーロ, Chōrai Hoikōro) is the third prince of Kakin and Nasubi's only son with his third wife, Tang Zhao Li.[ch. 349]

Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou (ツェリードニヒ=ホイコーロ, Tserīdonihi Hoikōro) is the fourth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's second son with his first wife, Unma.[ch. 349] A rather erudite and placid man on the outside, Tserriednich is actually a sociopath who indulges himself with grotesque acts of cruelty and murder and possesses a vast collection of items related to human parts, including several scarlet eyes from the Kurta clan, which draws the attention of Kurapika, who infiltrates the succession game with Biscuit, Melody and other allies in order to confront him and reclaim them. Later, Tserriednich sends Myuhan and Danjin to attend Kurapika's lessons, telling them they can kill everyone in the room should they fail to learn Nen in two weeks.

Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou (ツベッパ=ホイコーロ, Tsubeppa Hoikōro) is the fifth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's second daughter with his second wife, Duazul.[ch. 349]

Tyson Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Tyson Hui Guo Rou (タイソン=ホイコーロ, Taison Hoikōro) is the sixth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's only child with his fourth wife, Katrono.[ch. 349] Izunavi is selected as her bodyguard.[ch. 350]

Luzurus Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Luzurus Hui Guo Rou (ルズールス=ホイコーロ, Ruzūrusu Hoikōro) is the seventh prince of Kakin and Nasubi's third child with his second wife, Duazul.[ch. 349] He once sent some of his bodyguards to take part in the Hunter Exam, but failed, which Tserriednich considered an act of stupidity, as the Hunter Association can easily discover which of the examinees could use their Hunter credentials with assassinations in mind should they obtain it. Basho is selected as his bodyguard.[ch. 350]

Sale-sale Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Sale-sale Hui Guo Rou (サレサレ=ホイコーロ, Saresare Hoikōro)) is the eighth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's only child with his fifth wife, Swinko-swinko.[ch. 349] He seems to be a womanizer and a wild hedonist.

Halkenburg Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Halkenburg Hui Guo Rou (ハルケンブルグ=ホイコーロ, Harukenburugu Hoikōro) is the ninth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's fourth child with his second wife, Duazul.[ch. 349] Considered the most gifted of the heirs and by many the most suited to become the next ruler, Halkenburg is a prodigy student, skipping grades and entering university at 15 years old. He is also a silver medal winner in archery, but has a strained relationship with his mother and two sisters. It is said that the only person close to him is Tserriednich, thus Kurapika attempts to approach him at first in order to get closer to his main target, but encounters Oito instead as she formed an alliance with him, looking for her and her son's safety.

Kacho Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Kacho Hui Guo Rou (カチョウ=ホイコーロ, Kachō Hoikōro) is the tenth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's first daughter with his sixth wife, Seiko.[ch. 349] Cheerful and kind on the outside, she is in fact a selfish and manipulative person who attempts to draw her sister Fugetsu to her side in order to win the succession game. Melody is selected as her bodyguard.[ch. 350]

Fugetsu Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Fugetsu Hui Guo Rou (フウゲツ=ホイコーロ, Fūgetsu Hoikōro) is the eleventh prince of Kakin and Nasubi's second daughter with his sixth wife, Seiko.[ch. 349]

Momoze Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Momoze Hui Guo Rou (モモゼ=ホイコーロ, Momoze Hoikōro) is the twelfth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's first child with his seventh wife, Sevanti.[ch. 349] Hanzo is selected as her bodyguard.[ch. 350] She is killed shortly afterwards by one of her bodyguards, who strangled in her sleep. She is the first Prince to die. King Nasubi's has her body composed and placed in a grave inside a mysterious room where thirteen more empty graves are arranged in a circle.

Marayam Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Marayam Hui Guo Rou (マラヤーム=ホイコーロ, Marayāmu Hoikōro) is the thirteenth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's second child with his seventh wife, Sevanti.[ch. 349] Biscuit is selected as his bodyguard.[ch. 350]

Woble Hui Guo Rou[edit]

Woble Hui Guo Rou (ワブル=ホイコーロ, Waburu Hoikōro) is the fourteenth prince of Kakin, Nasubi's youngest child and only child with his eighth wife, Oito (オイト).[ch. 349] She is forced to participate in the succession game despite being a newborn baby. Oito hires Kurapika to protect her and her daughter during the succession game.[ch. 350]

Other characters[edit]

Mito[edit]

Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (1998 film), Akiko Kimura (1999 series), Keiko Han (2011 series) (Japanese); Rachael McCabe (2011 series) (English)

Mito (ミト) is Gon's aunt who raised him and does not want him to become a Hunter. Although she never told Gon that Ging was a Hunter, he grew up believing both his parents died in an accident, the boy learned about it from Kite three years prior to the series.[ch. 1] She later reveals to Gon that Ging returned with an infant Gon asking their grandmother to take care of him for a while, but Mito felt him unfit to parent and gained custody of Gon.[ch. 65] However, in the 1999 version of the anime and novelization, Mito is made into the sister of Gon's mother, making Ging her brother-in-law. Mito does not want Gon to become a Hunter who does not care about his family like his father. As such, she fights and wins for custody over Gon. However, now that Gon has left, she tries her best to support him in his journey.

Wing[edit]

Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (1999 series, Japanese), Toshihiko Seki (2011 series, Japanese), Ethan Murray (2011 series, English)

Wing (ウイング, Uingu) is an assistant master of the Shingen-Ryu style of Kung fu whose pupil is Zushi. He meets Gon and Killua at the Heavens Arena and eventually teaches them Nen. Although he initially lies to them about Nen,[ch. 46] he changes his mind when they advance to the 200th floor of Heavens Arena, realizing they could die or be badly injured by the other Nen users.[ch. 47, 48] For the next several months he teaches them the basics of Nen, after which he announces they have passed the secret final requirement for being a Hunter.[ch. 60] He does however somewhat fear their immense potential. Wing's teacher was Biscuit Krueger, who incidentally later becomes Gon and Killua's second teacher. His Nen type is Enhancement.[ch. 60] Wing came in eleventh and fifteenth place in the series' first two popularity polls.[4][5]

Zushi[edit]

Voiced by: Umi Tenjin (1999 series, Japanese), Yuka Terasaki (2011 series, Japanese), Kira Buckland (2011 series, English)

Zushi (ズシ) is a young boy who studies Shingen-Ryu Kung fu and Nen under the tutelage of Wing, whom Gon and Killua meet in the Heavens Arena.[ch. 45] He is a formidable fighter and a prodigy in his own right, however, he is quickly surpassed by Gon and Killua. According to the results of his water divination, Zushi is a Manipulator.[ch. 60] Zushi came in twenty-first place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Kastro[edit]

Voiced by: Yuuji Kishi (1999 series, Japanese), Tokuyoshi Kawashima (2011 series, Japanese), Kevin M. Connolly (2011 series, English)

Kastro (カストロ, Kasutoro) is a prominent and talented fighter in the Heavens Arena. He hangs out on the 200th floor of the Heavens Arena with the intent on building enough wins to become a Floor Master. His only loss is to Hisoka, so he trains rigorously to improve his Nen. After accumulating nine out of the ten required wins to become a Floor Master, he challenges Hisoka to a rematch.[ch. 52] While he appears to have the upper hand at first, Hisoka realizes that Kastro has been working in tandem with a doppelgänger created through his Nen.[ch. 53] Hisoka then performs an illusion using Nen to throw off Kastro, which leaves an opening for Hisoka to kill him.[ch. 55] Kastro's undoing is in the type of Nen ability that he has chosen. Although he was born as an Enhancer, Kastro's ability completely ignores his strengths and uses Conjuration and Manipulation. Furthermore, his conjured doppelganger is also flawed in that although Kastro gets dirtied from blows dealt to him, the doppelganger remains spotless in combat due to it being merely a reflection of what Kastro sees of himself, thus making it easy to distinguish between the two.[ch. 54]

Komugi[edit]

Gungi
Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese), Ryan Bartley (English)

Komugi (コムギ) is a blind girl who is a genius at Gungi (軍儀), a board game that was created in the East Gorteau Republic. When Meruem took over East Gorteau and challenges numerous expert game players to beat them in their elements, Komugi was the only one who to beat him despite him having learned all the rules of Gungi prior. Komugi ends up being a factor in Meruem becoming progressively more human-like while her exposure to him awakens her ability to use Nen in improving her skills improve in the game.[ch. 257] During the raid on the palace of East Gorteau, Komugi is severely injured in her midsection as a result of Zeno's ability and was healed by Pitou. After Meruem is fatally poisoned by the radiation from Isaac Netero's final attack, she stays beside him during his final moments and died minutes later from exposure.

Nostrade Family[edit]

The Nostrade Family is the Mafia family that Kurapika joins in order to find information concerning his people's stolen Scarlet Eyes. It is headed by Light Nostrade (ライト=ノストラード, Raito Nosutorādo), and by using the fortune telling ability of his daughter Neon, Light managed to greatly increase his position in the Mafia Community, to the point where even the Ten Dons seek his daughter's advice.[ch. 79] Before entering the underground auction several bodyguards are hired to protect Neon, including Kurapika, by Dalzollene.[ch. 70] After the Phantom Troupe attack on the auction, several of the bodyguards are killed, including Dalzollene, which allows Kurapika to become the lead bodyguard.[ch. 79]

Neon Nostrade[edit]

Voiced by: Yuko Maekawa (1999 series, Japanese),[6] Kana Ueda (2011 series, Japanese), Faye Mata (2011 series, English)

Neon Nostrade (ネオン=ノストラード, Neon Nosutorādo) is the only daughter of the head of the Nostrade family, Light Nostrade. Using her Nen ability, Lovely Ghostwriter: Angelic Auto Writing (天使の自動筆記ラブリーゴーストライター, Raburī Gōsutoraitā), she predicts the future through quatrain fortune tellings which are always accurate,[ch. 71] but slightly cryptic due to their use of abstract references to future events. Neon is spoiled; she receives everything she demands by threatening to cease the use of her ability for her father's benefit. Neon is also very involved with the occult and is an avid collector of rare human flesh, such as the Scarlet Eyes of the Kurta Clan. Neon cares very little about anything else other than her collection; even the death of her head bodyguard, Dalzollene, causes her no grief.[ch. 79] However, when a family attendant is heartbroken, Neon offers to leave Yorknew City, despite not having obtained the auction items she desired.[ch. 121]. She loses her Nen ability when Chrollo steals it from her. Later it is revealed that her ability disappeared from Chrollo's book, implying that she died on a later occasion. Neon came in twenty-third place in the series' second popularity poll.[5]

Dalzollene[edit]

Voiced by: Hiromi Sugino (1999 series, Japanese), Takehito Koyasu (2011 series, Japanese), Kirk Thornton (2011 series, English)

Dalzollene (ダルツォルネ, Darutsorune) is a dedicated leader of Neon Nostrade's bodyguards and Kurapika's direct superior.[ch. 70] He is killed by Phinks, as the Troupe infiltrates a Nostrade compound in order to rescue a captured Uvogin.[ch. 78] Dalzollene is seen wielding a katana inscribed with runes. In the anime, he manages to pierce Uvogin by 5 millimeters with the katana.

Squala[edit]

Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (1999 series, Japanese), Takuma Suzuki (2011 series, Japanese), Ray Chase (2011 series, English)

Squala (スクワラ, Sukuwara) is one of Neon Nostrade's bodyguards. During the job interview for new hires, he was one of the two moles planted alongside the applicants in order to test their strength.[ch. 68] He is also in a romantic relationship with Eliza, one of Neon's female attendants.[ch. 109] Squala is later beheaded by Nobunaga.[ch. 112] His Nen ability gives him the capacity of manipulating dogs, being able to communicate with them through whistles and give them complex orders, such as guarding or spying.

Baise[edit]

Voiced by: Shiori Ohta (1999 series, Japanese), Miki Nagasawa (2011 series, Japanese), Carrie Keranen (2011 series, English)

Baise (ヴェーゼ, Vēze) is one of Neon Nostrade's new bodyguards, hired along with Kurapika. She is one of the three bodyguards sent to buy what Neon wants in the Yorknew City underground auction, but everyone is consequentially murdered by the Phantom Troupe that night. She is killed by Shizuku during the massacre.[ch. 73] A Manipulator, her Nen ability 180-Minute Love Slave (180分の恋奴隷インスタントラヴァー, Insutanto Ravuā) gives her the ability to make anyone she kisses her slave for 180 minutes.[ch. 68]

Beyond Netero[edit]

Beyond Netero (ビヨンド=ネテロ, Biyondo Netero) is Netero's son who took part in an expedition to the Dark Continents decades before, but after it ended in failure, Netero forbade him from making another attempt as long as he lived.[ch. 344, 346] After Netero's death, Beyond reveals himself to the public and enlists the support of King Hui Guo Rou, the leader of Kakin country to assemble another expedition,[ch. 340] facing fierce opposition from the world's five most powerful nations (known as the V5), that deem the Dark Continents as a forsaken place. However, he makes a deal with V5 and the Hunters, agreeing to continue the expedition under constant vigilance from the Zodiacs, with instructions to not disclose any discovery to the public unless authorized by them.[ch. 345] He is later taken to a cell in the Black Whale, where he reads leisurely.

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