List of Hunter × Hunter characters - Wikipedia
The Hunter × Hunter manga series features an extensive cast of characters created by While on his quest, Gon meets and becomes close friends with Killua Zoldyck, Netero's final attack would takes its toll on Meruem at the time as he finds Zeno wears alternating signs on his garb that say either "A Kill a Day" or. Zero × And × Rose (ゼロ×ト×ローズ, Zero × To × Rōzu) is the th episode of the Hunter × Hunter series. Meruem's claim of checkmate to Netero continues as they fight to the death. The battle between Chimera Ant King Meruem and Hunter Chairman Netero wears on in. Zeno would have just died first and Netero vs Meruem would have .. But since Meruem did meet Komugi and soon had almost unrivaled.
Really fond of doing this when one of his subordinates make him angry. Take Over the World: Born to stand at the top of this world. Took a Level in Kindness: Meruem started off as a callous, sociopathic jerk who was a Bad Boss to his minions and regarded everyone beneath him. When saved Komugi from a hawk, he slowly became more kinder and respectful. Too Powerful to Live: At the point before his death, he was the strongest character in existence, and since there wasn't any convincible way for him to be defeated, he died from radiation poisoning.
When Netero and Zeno accidentally hurt Komugi. He was not happy at all. The ultimate Chimera Ant. Taken Up to Eleven once he gets a power boost from Netero's failed or thought to have failed attempt to kill him, rising him to Physical God levels of power, and was at that moment, the strongest character in the series. Which is why he found playing with Komugi so refreshing. Once he's introduced, most of the Chimera Ant arc seems to focus on him and his Royal Guard. Gon and the other Hunters become less and less prominent in the story's trajectory and seem more like supporting characters of his personal story.
As Komugi opened his heart, he noticeably became more human and gentler in appearance. After meeting Komugi Meruem's motivations change from, "turn humanity into mindless livestock for me to devour" into "protect the weak and insure the abolishment of inequality". He actually brings up several good points in his argument which are so effective Netero has to steel himself lest he be turned over to the King's side. What Is This Feeling?
He didn't understand the reason he felt the urge to protect something weak like Komugi at first. When he finds Komugi after getting his memories back. Would Hurt a Child: Kills a little girl and her family with no hesitation.
They are just food to him, after all. In the game of gungi he comes to admire, and eventually fall for, Komugi for constantly defeating him. During their battle he also comes to respect Netero as a truly worthy human. Your Days Are Numbered: Because of The Rose's poison. Ayumi Fujimura JapaneseSarah Williams English The first of the Royal Guards to be introduced, direct assistant to the king and an incredible fighter in their own right.
Neferpitou, called Pitou for short, is an extremely feminine cat person. Like a cat, they love to toy with their victims and is somewhat psychotic. Their Nen ability comes in two varieties: Said puppets can use their nen abilities, if they had them. After killing Kite, Neferpitou uses him as a training toy.
Seeing his dead mentor like this creates a deep grudge in Gon. After Komugi becomes injured in one of Zeno's attacks, the King assigns Neferpitou to heal her.
When Gon arrives at the East Gorteau palace, Neferpitou had not yet finished healing Komugi, but Gon allows them to finish first on the condition that Pitou return Kite to normal. The two then duel; Gon ultimately kills off Neferpitou. Of the three Royal Guards, they were the only one to retain their composure despite being the most psychotic under normal circumstances.
Pitou's gender isn't confirmed. They use " boku ", a masculine pronoun, albeit also used fairly commonly by tomboys and some young girls contrasted with a curvy body that is especially feminine in the anime. Given the presence of transgender and gender-nonconforming characters elsewhere in the series, speculation as to where Pitou falls between "male" and " Bokukko " is going to remain speculation. Additional Material and Games currently go for female.
Gon considers Pitou to be his.
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Pitou starts off in the manga with an Ax-Crazy yet blank look in their eyes for a more realistic face, and a rather large sash across their standard clothes, somewhat resembling a violent and crazed feline in a Humanoid Abomination form. As the Chimera Ant arc goes on, however, Pitou's design ditches the sash post-Kite, gradually becomes more cute, wide-eyed, leaner and shorter, and falls more in line with the series' feminine designs to fit their Character Development.
The anime opted to use the later design from the start for more consistency, and with no sash in sight, but still has their facial and eye expressions shift for a broader emotional spectrum with time to match the same general idea. In the anime, they learn how to operate a brain by reading books. Though they have a relatively small on-panel body count, they control a large number of corpses and describe killing with glee saying they wanted to kill Kite over and over.
Even being horrible can be adorable, because cat. Teaching yourself advanced neurobiology to then incorporate it into a powerful attack-defense mechanism with Nen? Very much loves a good fight. Born with an Nen mastery and an aura stronger than Netero, they even kill Kite with no training or special ability. It's valid for all the Royal Guards and even more for The King.
Since their appearance, they've easily become one of the most popular characters in the series, appearing in fan arts and other media. The dub runs with the pun. Basically Pitou looks like a human cat with cat ears, a tail, and bestial hands.
Their gender is officially unknown, but Pitou appear more feminine in their anime adaption with a consistent bust, differing from their slightly ambiguous manga appearance. They were very loyal to the king and were always ready to give their life for him, but against humans and lesser Chimeras, they cranked this trope Up to Eleven. Goes from a murderous lunatic to a protective figure for Komugi. She even seems to sympathize with him, but by then it's too little, too late.
It's even lampshaded by Pouf. Played with, since they can't fight while using their healing ability. Cruel and Unusual Death: Punched incredibly high into the sky with a hit that breaks ''almost all of their bones and mulches their internal organs''is then hit with a second one that completely caves in their skull, and is finally put down when Gon smashes their head into nothingness.
They come back as a zombie, only to be blown into oblivion by Gon's Super Mode self-destructing. Continues fighting even after Gon destroys their head. Pitou is the first character to take Meruem's Tail Slap without getting their head splattered, earning Meruem's praise for their durability. Gon's Roaring Rampage of Revenge ages him up to his peak, where Pitou observes that he's on par with Meruem, and they end up dying from Pitou's speech to Kite's corpse about how much fun fighting was sounds quite a bit like Pitou is describing something else The thief to Pouf's mage and Youpi's fighter.
They didn't understand why they were crying after Meruem finally offered them his trust, but they were truthfully happy. In a Single Bound: Their legs are incredibly powerful, they are able to cover very long distance in one leap.
They made a huge leap to slice Kite's arm and to attack Netero. In Love with Your Carnage: After killing Kite Pitou kept his body and mentions how much fun they had fighting him describing it as a "dream like moment. Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: On top of every thing else they endure after having their head caved in Gon proceeds to impale Pitou's reanimated course with his severed arm before smashing them point blank with his most powerful Jajanken to finish them off.
As the one that killed Kite, personally setting off Gon on being hellbent for vengeance as well as being considered potentially strong enough to beat even Netero, much of the planning to kill the King focuses on separating Pitou from Meruem with everyone absolutely paranoid of dealing with them on any level; indeed, Pitou could've killed Gon and Killua effortlessly in each of their encounters.
In the end, Pitou trying to save Komugi's life from a wound inflicted in the initial crossfire means they are completely removed from the rest of the main battle without a fight. They're also the first of the Royal Guard to die, not because of the radiation that kills the other two and the King, but because their attempts to resolve an equivalent deal of reviving Kite for Gon sparing Komugi fell through and Pitou was going to kill Gon.
Gon's response of sacrificing all of his potential just to murder Pitou as brutally and violently as possible succeeds, killing Pitou in a downright horrific fashion and as far away from the King they swore to protect as possible - and because Kite was reincarnated as a Chimera Ant, Pitou's death by Gon's rage was ultimately meaningless, a mere aside note that affects little else for the rest of the arc yet cripples Gon's Nen for life.
Killed Off for Real: They made a promise to go with Gon to Peijin to restore Kite, but once they reached the area, Pitou affirms that the task is impossible and subsequently prepares to kill Gon. In a rage, Gon forcibly ages his body through expending nearly all of his natural potential and kills Pitou with the temporary Nen-boost. Postmortem, Pitou's corpse is manipulated by the remnants of their Nen ability until it is destroyed by Gon.
The show always had a dark side, but none of it sent Gon off the edge before Pitou came along. Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: When Pitou was on the ends of a downright grisly No-Holds-Barred Beatdown from Gon, it knocked off one of his shoes at some point, then the other, leaving them with just a pair of socks covered in their own blood. Their "Doctor Blythe" a giant dollthat can used to surgically treat damaged areas of the body.
It is equipped with countless medical tools that can be used to provide first aid as well as perform major surgeries. Skinny as a twig, they can rip off human limbs and heads without strain and with just one hand. Neferpitou was able to smell Pokkle while the latter was hiding in a massive pile of bones. Off with His Head! A particularly scary example in which Pitou's head is not cut off, per se, but beaten so badly that it is pulped away until it is outright GONE.
After emitting their aura in the shape of a clownesque puppeteer, Neferpitou can attach it to a body alive or dead to exercise complete control over the body in question.
The body can not only move it, but also make it speak and even have it use Nen regardless of whether the owner of the body was a Nen user. If the corpse is indeed that of a Nen user, Neferpitou can have it use its Nen abilities. The number of bodies Neferpitou can control at the same time is unknown.
They can use this power even on themselves. Their Terpsichora takes the form of a monstrous ballerina with strings connecting its fingertips to Neferpitou's body like a marionette.
It is a combat-oriented ability that manipulates Neferpitou. Even when Neferpitou's head was crushed, the ability remained active out of their loyalty to the King, becoming stronger after death, enabling them to mutilate Gon's arm.
Has various smiles to use, but rarely manages any other expression. Not as much a problem in Japanese, but definitely plagues English translations.
Gon beats Pitou so badly that their head is destroyed, then the rest of him gets smashed to bits while reanimated by the force of their own Nen. It might be an attempt at representing iridescence on a limited animation budget. In spite of not quite looking the part and being a cold-blooded killer and torturer, Pitou is both the most reliable and resourceful of the Royal Guards, and is the only one of the three that actually adheres to their Kings wishes behind his back and has no restraints about it.
However, when one looks at HunterXHunter, those dynamics become a little different. Even members of the Zoldyck family show up every now and then, especially Zeno and Silva. Leorio is not likely to do so because of his studies, nor is Kurapika, due to his seemingly never ending quest to avenge his family name; Leorio returns in the Election arc, and they both re-enter the plot in the Dark Continent arc, with Kurapica in particular getting a lot of focus.
Chrollo Lucifer is a deconstruction of the "enigmatic and powerful leader" character type, showing us how his mysteriousness and power make him incredibly unpredictable and rather unsettling. Hisoka shows us how truly terrifying a powerful, intelligent and psychopathic Blood Knight can be. And Meruem is an attempt to be psychologically realistic about a cosmic-level entity born full-grown to devour humans and conquer the world.
Unlike most rescue arcsthe heroes never get a chance to storm the castle and fight the bad guys—though they do make it past the front gate, which is no small feat. Instead, the situation turns out to be little more than a typical family spat, and gets solved just as quickly—it only looked dire because everyone involved is a superhuman assassin, so what could have been a rather normal argument with mom adds whips and guns. The Heavens Arena storyline, despite being a training arc all about how Gon and Killua progress from Charles Atlas Superpowers to nen-usagehas a lot of subverted expectations.
The Combat Commentator and large portions of the audience can't even see aura and therefore have no understanding of most of the higher-level fights.
The protagonists never make it to the top of the tower, but they do: Gon doesn't even win his final match against Hisoka, although he does seem to be personally satisfied by the outcome. And at one point their helpful mentor states outright that he suspects his latest students are monsters and he regrets having taught them anything. And no one becomes a master at the end of the arc. Just because Gon's The Hero doesn't mean he always fights the Big Bad of a story arc; he's still youngwhich means that in terms of power and skill he's sometimes completely outclassed, and more often than not a much stronger character will face the main villain instead while Gon faces an antagonist closer to his level.
Neo-Green Life, an isolationist nation introduced in the Chimera Ant arc, examines the Ludd Was Right trope and how difficult and dangerous an "all natural" society would be in the modern world. NGL permits no technology newer than agriculture, meaning visitors must discard everything from synthetic clothing items to necessities like eyeglasses, tooth fillings, and medical implants at the border crossing or face execution.
The checkpoint conveniently located just outside of NGL's actual borders must employ highly advanced technology like MRI and ultrasound in order to effectively enforce this policy. NGL citizens would likely do what they could to protect themselves on the micro scale e.
The country's low tech level also means information moves extremely slowly within NGL the internet is used at the aforementioned checkpoint for international relations, but only handwritten correspondence is permitted within NGL properwhich allows the Chimera Ant infestation to get out of hand before international aid can be summoned.
It's eventually revealed that the country's founder and ruler simply wanted to ruin people's lives. Nen itself is a massive deconstruction of Ki Attacks in general. Compared to similar techniques in other series, Nen has a very definite and detailed structure that determines how people develop the abilities they have and how to best make use of those abilities.
Compared to learned attacks from most other series which are nearly always taught as part of a school of martial artshow Nen manifests is heavily dependent on the individual and there are techniques that some people simply will not be able to use. Also in comparison to other series, where fighters generally spam their special attacks all the time, Nen users are incredibly conservative when it comes to using their abilities in order to keep their opponents from learning the particulars of that ability, including its strengths and weaknesses.
Ging is a deconstruction of the typical Disappeared Dad seen in Shonen stories. He's a badass, sure, but his neglect towards his son Gon is lampshaded and frowned on In-Universe. Gon's goal of finding Ging also deconstructs the trope of a Shonen protagonist going on a quest to find their missing parent.
Gon spends a large part of the series looking for him, and while they do get along, even Gon acknowledges that he doesn't really see him as a father, but as an awesome relative he's heard great things about, and realizes that he didn't necessarily want to meet Ging so much as find him. After he finally accomplishes this goal he's left wondering where to go from there.
Each one of the arcs is a deliberate deconstruction of a common shonen fighting arc: The "contest" arc, in which several characters need to compete with each other in order to win a title. This arc examines what would actually happen in a contest filled with superhumans—the normal humans die in brutal ways, the empowered individuals run rampant and murder dozens, and Gon barely survives only because the only two people that know Nen are Hisoka and Illumi, who likes Gon enough to keep him alive for Hisoka and barely processes Gon's presence for Illumi.
Heck, the people in the final phase win on a technicality—only Gon really fought for his victory. The power gap between the Zoldycks and Gon and co. As it turns out, Killua is in no danger at all, he leaves of his own volition and his father even lets him go after realizing he needs friends to properly grow, and that letting him grow outside their care is not an issue.
The "training" arc, in which the heroes train in new abilities. Gon and Killua do not win the Heavens Arena, and actually treat it as a means to an end for their abilities to be tested. Their mentor, Wing, also expresses severe worry about unlocking their potential as they become extremely strong in a short amount of time.
The "villain squad" arc, in which the heroes face off against a group of evil villains. This arc examines what would happen if you took superpowered humans and put them in the real world- the power gap between the troupe and the mafia goons is massive, and only Kurapika, who has limited his arsenal to specifically only fight the troupe can stand a chance. Even still, Kurapika can only do so little, and most of the troupe escapes unscathed. This also examines some Moral Myopia inherent in villains that care about their friends yet murder dozens.
The "deadly game" arc, in which the heroes must compete and win a game to survive; Inside a Computer System is thrown in for good measure. The Hunter x Hunter world is certainly different from ours, but the technology level is fairly similar Through the clever use of Nen, the contestants are actually teleported to another real-world location, meaning the horrific injuries Gon and crew suffer are very real.
As Arcane stated in his answer, this is pretty accurate. Also why Pitou decided Gon must be taken out. While Chrollo has a nice toolkit, I really don't believe that as he is now, he stands a chance against Meruem. If he could learn a LOT more abilities, and gain a lot more power? Maybe, but even then, how does he compensate for the speed and strength disparity being a Specialist? He would absolutely have to surprise him.
Assuming that super strong aura doesn't negate abilities on its own, AND assuming that Shalnark could surprise Meruem somehow, AND that he lands his dart. Then yes, Shalark could win, simply because he could then simply have Meruem tear himself apart. I still somehow find this scenario unlikely though. As the only enhancer in the Zoldyck clan, and able to fight Netero to a standstill in the past, he's very strong.