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287th Hunter Exam Minor Characters
Voiced by: Toshiharu Sakurai (2011 Series), Kohei Kowada (1999 Series) (Japanese), Michael Sorich (2011 Series) (English)
A veteran examinee known as the "Rookie Crusher", he participates in the exam just to crush newbies' ambitions. He's examinee #16 in the 287th Hunter Exam.
- Achievements in Ignorance: During the Trick Tower section, he's pitted against Bendot in a fight to the death. He looks to display that he has some fighting skills...and quickly gives up. He gloats to the heroes about purposefully trying to stymie them to make them fail until Killua points out if he hadn't given up as fast as his had, his opponent would've crushed his larynx and tortured him for 70 hours to prevent all of them from passing, thus he inadvertently saved himself and pretty much helped the heroes anyway. To say this took the wind out of his gloating is an understatement.
- Adaptational Villainy: While he's still an utter Jerkass in the manga and 2011 anime, in the 1999 anime he takes it a step further and passes the Moral Event Horizon in his first appearance; instead of trying to give Gon and friends spiked drinks, he lures Leorio to a path covered in sap that makes the victim hallucinate and see their worst nightmares. Nicolas has a nervous breakdown, Kurapika sees the Phantom Troupe murder his clan, and Leorio sees the skeleton of his deceased friend trying to goad him into suicide.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Despite having more interest in screwing over rookies rather than actually passing himself, Tonpa actually makes it quite far into the exam. This implies that he could pass if he actually cared.
- Even Evil Has Standards: When Killua comes back to him for another of his laxative spiked juice, he's actually worried that it could kill him via dehydration since the drugs are suppose to work for three whole days. He may be a prick, but he just wants to cause rookies to fail, not murder them.
- Every Year They Fizzle Out: He doesn't really care about passing the exam, he failed 36 times. He prefers to crush the rookies.
- False Friend: He pretends to be friendly to rookies, but highly enjoys sabotaging them and making them fail.
- Fat Bastard: A short, fat guy who tries to fail the other contestants out of his sadism.
- Hate Sink: With him crushing participants of the Hunter exams for no other reason than to see them fail and does it with absolutely sadistic glee, it is very clear the audience are not supposed to like him.
- In-Series Nickname: The Rookie Crusher.
- Jerkass: He makes no bones that he's a sadistic dickhead because he gets off on it, and actively tries to be The Load when he's forced to succeed, tormenting people by doing whatever he can to screw them over, being totally unhelpful unless forced to cooperate, and giving them hell all the way down to waving his smelly, holey socks in their face.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In episode 20 of the 1999 anime, Tonpa is the one who noticed that Gon hadn't returned from rescuing Leorio from the ocean, Kurapika ordered all power on the boat be sent to the cannons, so all lights were turned off, Tonpa knows that Gon wouldn't be able to find the boat once he reached the surface; so he climbed a pillar and shined a light out for Gon so he'd be able to make it back to the boat.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: In the 2011 anime, he's left bound and gagged during the island portion. By the looks of it, he was disqualified for not gathering 6 points in time.
- The Load: He's a deliberate load to Gon and his friends, slowing them down to try and make them fail the Third Phase.
- Oh, Crap!:
- Takes on the main team's first opponent, Bendot, in the third phase of the exams just to give up and put them at a disadvantage and then rubs it in their faces. Then Killua points out that had he been any slower in his surrender, his opponent would've easily broken his larynx to prevent said surrender and tortured him over seventy hours to waste their time and make them fail. Leorio doesn't hesitate to point out Tonpa's pale expression while he tries to save face.
- He gets another one the following year's exam when he's up to his old tricks. But spots Killua and quickly does an about face before he's noticed. And then of course there's the exam first test which was for all the applicants to beat each other up and steal their badges. Needless to say, he never gets far in his rookie crushing that year.
- The Rival: To Leorio during the exam.
- Potty Emergency: Tries to weaponize this several times by giving unsuspecting rookies food and drink spiked to the brim with a devastating cocktail of laxatives that will surely take the ordinary newcomer out of the running. Unfortunately for him, he gives a soda to Killua, who is used to ingesting all manner of toxic substances and grew immune to the lion's share of them all. And when he tries to pull this stunt later again, he ends up being the one suffering these consequences when he eats a bad batch of wild mushrooms out of desperate hunger.
- Sanity Slippage: He became like that because of all the horrors he saw during the Hunter exams.
Voiced by: Haruka Kudo (2011 Series), Umi Tenjin (1999 Series) (Japanese), Reba Buhr (2011 Series) (English)
Examinee #246 in the 287th Hunter Exam. Her hat holds many bees that can she can control to attack others, injecting a lethal poison.
- Bee Bee Gun: Her hat is full of trained bees that will emerge and attack the nearest human if she screams.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: She's suddenly shot to death by a Chimera Ant.
- Exact Words: Gon did end up holding up the part of the deal to carry her out from the cave after triggering the sleeping gas and give out the number badge from her target. He never said he was going to take hers and give it to Leorio, disqualifying her from reaching the finals.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Is shot in the face at point-blank range by a Chimera Ant, then devoured messily. Made even worse in the anime in spite of turning the first shot into a case of Pretty Little Headshots, where said Ant continues to fire bullets into her skull well after she's dead.
- Ironic Death: The girl who wields killer insects on humans is killed by humanoid insects.
- Laser-Guided Karma: First a mild dosage. She didn't care about the fact her insects killed somebody, doesn't show any sense of charity to anyone, and just went about her business like it was nothing. Gon promptly steals her number badge when he gets the chance. Then it hits her in full force eventually. Sometime later, she's left without anyone to bail her out of a deadly confrontation, in which insects kill her.
- Nice Hat: It looks like an oriental toque, but that's a deceptive appearance; it's more like a wax ball resting on top of cloth that serves as a surprise beehive, with dormant bees that spring to life and bore out of it when summoned by their master.
- Pretty Little Headshots: In the 2011 anime, until her killer keeps shooting her in the face well after she's dead. Averted outright in the manga, where the vague glimpse we see of her head shows that being shot left her face a bloody mess.
- Ship Tease: With Pokkle. And both sides of the ship are murderously torpedoed into the ocean blue in the same arc.
Voiced by: Takeharu Onishi (Japanese)
Examinee #76 in the 287th Hunter Exam and a martial artist.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Despite knowing he could not beat Hisoka he still decided to fight him to disqualify him and protect the others. He failed miserably.
Voiced by: Masaki Aizawa (2011 Series), Hiromi Sugino (1999 Series) (Japanese), Richard Epcar (2011 Series) (English)
A prisoner in Trick Tower used to test the examinees in the 287th Hunter Exam. He was sentenced to 199 years in prison for murder and robbery.
- Bald of Awesome: Of the ex-military shaved head variant, but the scars also suggest a failed attempt to scalp him.
- Bald of Evil: He IS serving a sentence of 199 years for murder and robbery, after all.
- Barefoot Captives: Imposed into being barefoot as part of the prison uniform.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: He was trained to torture people as slowly and methodically as possible, and had Tonpa not surrendered when he did, Bendot would have worked not to kill him, but keep him alive in the most painful and helpless way he could to run out the clock for his opponents.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Thick, jagged scars etched above the brow of his forehead.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After seeing Killua kill Johness, he's quick to reject Killua's offer to keep going.
- Psycho for Hire: A mercenary who used to go around doing dirty work for people at a fair price, until he started killing for the sake of killing and was caught.
- Serial Killer: Bendot killed a lot of people just because he could.
Voiced by: Motoki Takagi (2011 Series), Akifumi Endo (1999 Series) (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (2011 Series) (English)
One of the prisoners in Trick Tower used to test the participants of the 287th Hunter Exam. He was sentenced 149 years in prison for being a serial bomber.
- Adaptational Badass: In the 1999 anime, he actually gets into a scuffle with Gon with both trying to keep their candles from burning out first. Even giving him some trouble.
- Barefoot Captives: Like the rest of the prisoners, no shoes allowed.
- Didn't See That Coming: His challenge to Gon was to see who's candle would burn out longer. He tries to trick Gon into taking the shorter one by trying to Mind Screw him and claiming the candle wasn't rigged. But it was since he had put gunpowder into it which caused the flame burn hotter, assuring that Gon would lose. However Gon gets around this by putting his candle on the ground, rushing him and blowing out Sedokan's wick before he knows what's happened.
- Mad Bomber: Imprisoned for several counts of terrorism.
- Peek-a-Bangs: His brown hair covers his left eye, fitting for his scheming nature.
- Trickster Archetype: Using his knowledge of pyrotechnics, he tried to trick Gon into believing one candle would burn out faster than the other and turned it into a brainteaser.
Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (2011 Series), Hidenobu Kiuchi (1999 Series) (Japanese), Bill Rogers (2011 Series) (English)
A prisoner in Trick Tower used to test the 287th Hunter Exam's participants. He was sentenced to 108 years in prison for blackmail and fraud.
- Barefoot Captives: Again, no shoes for the prisoners.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Inverted; Majtani does have some street cred as dangerous and is an infamous prisoner, but he's not a total monster like he claims to be.
- Body Horror: His face is horribly disfigured, supposedly as a result of botched plastic surgery. His skin's also blue for some reason, maybe due to the surgery and a skin pigmentation change gone wrong.
- Boisterous Weakling: Sorta. He overlaps with Dumb Muscle and Big Bad Wannabe in that he brags about all sorts of accomplishments and is strong and dangerous enough to be imprisoned for a serious number of criminal offenses, but the really bad stuff he claims he did is a bunch of nonsense.
- Combat Pragmatist: His specialty. Every tactic he's got is something cheap designed to make his opponent think he's all that.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The first one to press Kurapika's Berserk Button. It doesn't end well.
- Dirty Coward: After all his tough talk, he turns out to be the most cowardly of the five.
- Dumb Muscle: The musclebound oaf among the prisoners who's all talk.
- Faking the Dead: Pretended to be dead to help run out the clock for his fellow prisoners so they'd be rewarded with time off their sentences. Kurapika caught on because as long as he was alive, the round would keep going, and as soon as he threatened to kill Majtani for real, he choked out of the act.
- Gonk: He's hideous, and on top of that, he's blue. Looks like a rejected design for Frankenstein's Monster.
- Miles Gloriosus: Consistently brags that he's a threat and he has definitely earned himself a prison sentence, but he's more of a wannabe loser. He even went as far as to duplicate the mark of the spider tattoo of the Phantom Troupe to use their reputation as a threat... unfortunately, this reminded Kurapika of what they did to him and he reflexively tried to kill Majtani. Even though Kurapika knew it was fake, his lust for blood was too strong to avoid lashing out.
- Tattooed Crook: Deconstructed; it's all for show. Those heart tattoos on his chest are meant to keep track of a supposed kill tally, but he hasn't actually murdered anybody. And that Phantom Troupe tattoo on his back is also a fake, just him trying to ride on the coattails of their dangerous reputation and make himself look like a much bigger threat than he actually is. The tattoos are also contradictory; the Phantom Troupe kill so many people that they'd never bother to keep a tally.
- Too Dumb to Live: Trying to mouth off to Johness, arguably the most dangerous of their criminal group while the others are wise enough to keep their distance. Johness quickly grabs him by the head and smashes him into the wall. From the looks of it, it didn't kill him, but still, idiotic move.
Voiced by: Mika Kanai (2011 Series), Nobuko Kotani (1999 Series) (Japanese), Marieve Herington (2011 Series) (English)
A Trick Tower prisoner who tests the examinees of the 287th Hunter Exam. She was punished with 112 years in prison for illegal gambling and trafficking of endangered species.
- Ambiguous Gender: Subverted. It's quite obvious she is female but she invokes this trope to beat Leorio.
- Barefoot Captives: She's barefooted just like the other prisoners, but considering how cute she is, she makes it look good with her pretty little feet.
- Bowdlerisation: The original anime gave her the inhumanly cruel attribute of talking her birth parents into suicide; arguably, this was too much even for the remake, as standards in Japan had tightened down since 1999, so it was reduced to the much less heinous crime of trafficking endangered animals and apparently doing it enough times to rack up a huge sentence.
- Break Them by Talking: Her specialty. Ramped up to an alarming level in the original story, where it allowed her to become a Self-Made Orphan.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She's legitimately worried for Killua when Johness is set to be his opponent. Even finding Johness's actions horrendous.
- Femme Fatale: Sexy, with intoxicatingly glossy fair skin, but a psychological torture genius.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Though, it's more like of a Signature Laugh of her seiyuu's.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: And Leorio is pleased.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only woman among the Trick Tower prisoners.
- The Tease: And boy, does she love to taunt people with her voluptuousness.
Johness "the Dissector"
Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (2011 Series), Tsuyoshi Koyama (1999 Series) (Japanese), Joshua Tomar (2011 Series) (English)
An infamous serial killer in Zaban City and one of the prisoners in Trick Tower who tests the participants of the 287th Hunter Exam.
- And Show It to You: Killua kills him by ripping out his heart before he even realized it. In the manga and 1999 version, Killua crushes it outright. In the anime, he invokes Beat Still, My Heart and puts it in a bag until Johness drops dead before placing it back in his hand.
- Asshole Victim: After all the horrible things he did, he was beyond redemption, and he got himself killed while giving into his killing impulses. And even if he had lived to see his sentence reduced, when you take that away from over nine centuries, well past the life expectancy of normal humans, it's all in vain.
- Barefoot Captives: Forced to go without shoes as a prisoner.
- The Dreaded: The most dangerous criminal among the five. He has a gigantic body count and a prison sentence much more severe than theirs and possesses insane grip strength, enough to kill effortlessly.
- Establishing Character Moment: Scaring the hell out of his own fellow inmates by giving off an intense air of Blood Lust, then as soon as his electronic shackles are remotely deactivated, he rips the walls apart dragging his hands along them.
- Extremity Extremist: Only kills people with his extremely powerful hands.
- Karmic Death: A serial murderer killed by an assassin. Coaxed Killua into ripping his heart out, to which he noted he was out of practice as his father could do that without a drop of blood spilt. He died horribly slow, straining to realize that his body just lost its core, and gradually shut down from loss of blood flow.
- Names To Run Away From Very Fast: "Johness the Dissector".
- Omnicidal Maniac: Killed over a hundred people with his bare hands and racked up over 900 years in prison. That's how bad of a man he is... Was.
- Psycho for Hire: Essentially what he became when he was utilized for a Hunter Exam.
- Sadist: He uses his hands to kill people because he finds it the most enjoyable.
- Serial Killer: Before getting arrested and sent to Trick Tower, he killed dozens of people using only his bare hands.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: His voice is rather low and quiet as he describes his desire to rip people apart with his bare hands.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it "Johness", "Jones", or "Johannes"?
- Underestimating Badassery: He honestly though Killua was just a normal kid that he could take easily. Poor bastard didn't even realize he was dead before the match even started.
- The Worf Effect: He appeared only to show how strong Killua was.
- Would Hurt a Child: He didn't discriminate when he was at large, once disemboweling a boy in public. He was fully ready to kill Killua too, but, as stated above, that'd prove to be his last mistake.
Voiced by: Nobuaki Kanemitsu (2011 Series), Takashi Matsuyama (1999 Series) (Japanese), Ray Chase (2011 Series) (English)
Examinee #384 in the 287th Hunter Exam who uses a blowgun.
- Failed a Spot Check: Was so focused on stealing Gon's badge in the 4th Phase of the Hunter Exam that he failed to take into account that Hisoka was pursuing him.
- Fatal Flaw: After successfully stalking and stealing Gon's badge, he stops to taunt him. Then Hisoka arrived on the scene.
- Nice Hat: He wears a stylish red brimmed hat.
- Off with His Head!: Manga only. In the 1999 anime, Hisoka kills him and just takes his hat, while in the 2011 anime, he brings Geretta's whole corpse to Gon.
- Sunglasses at Night: He constantly wears his sunglasses, even inside the Trick Tower.
- Too Clever by Half: Geretta spends much of the 4th stage of the exam successfully stalking Gon, his target. While he could have easily stolen Gon's badge at any point, he decides to let his curiosity get the best of him and waits to see if Gon could actually pull off stealing Hisoka's badge. By the time Geretta finally makes his own move, Hisoka has given into his bloodlust and Geretta gets caught in the crossfire.
Voiced by: Takahiko Sakaguma (2011 Series), Shingo Tanabe (1999 Series) (Japanese), Tony Oliver (2011 Series) (English)
A fencer and examinee #281 in the 287th Hunter Exam.
- Defiant to the End: Give the man credit, he went down swinging at least even though he knew he didn't stand a chance.
- Gag Nose: The owner of a big, bulbous, elfin nose.
- Ironic Name: "Agon" sounds a lot like "a goner". Well, guess what?
- Off with His Head!: Hisoka, you have way too much fun tearing people's heads off... (the 2011 anime simply has Hisoka cut him down)
- Oh, Crap!: Knows he's screwed when he sees a murder frenzied Hisoka making a beeline straight for him.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Hisoka happened to be fiending for blood and Agon was the closest thing in sight...
- We Hardly Knew Ye: The only purpose he ultimate serves is as cannon fodder to up another character's kill count. Thanks, Hisoka!
Voiced by: Naoki Bando (2011); Eiji Takemoto (1999) (Japanese), Doug Stone (2011) (English)
A senior martial artist and examinee #191 in the 287th Hunter Exam.
- Badass Mustache: He has a gray mustache and makes it to the Final Phase of the Hunter Exam.
- Determinator: During the Final Phase, he fights Hisoka, and gets his ass whooped, but refuses to surrender. He does eventually surrender when Hisoka whispers something in his ear.
- Killed Off for Real: He is killed by a mentally unstable Killua right before his fight with Leorio. It's assumed Killua killed him so Leorio wouldn't have to fight and would become a Hunter.
- Old Master: Very spry old man who has martial arts prowess and can do one-armed pushups.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He was a good guy, but he had the misfortune of being pitted against somebody who went into a murderous trance and was dead before he knew what hit him.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: When interviewed by Netero for the Final Phase, he stated he didn't want to fight Gon and Killua because they were children.
Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (1999 Series)
A snake charmer who is examinee #103 in the 287th Hunter Exam.
- The Beast Master: He is a snake charmer.
- Dead Man Switch: An unintentional example, he had set his trap up intention to lure people in and trap them for their badge lest his snakes attack if anyone so much as tried to touch him. Ponzu's bees ended up killing him before he could set it into motion but the trap was still active even after his death.
- Feather Boa Constrictor: Being a snake charmer he often has his snakes surrounding his body.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: According to Tonpa.
- Taking You with Me: Posthumously to Ponzu as his snakes kept her from leaving the cave and she was likely to die of starvation.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's killed by anaphylactic shock brought on by Ponzu's bees before he gets a chance to make an impression.
Voiced by: Kouichi Nagano (2011 Series), Yuji Kishi (1999 Series) (Japanese), Richard Epcar (2011 Series) (English)
Examinee #371 in the 287th Hunter Exam and a proud, honorable individual.
- Blade on a Stick: Wields a spear.
- Heroic RRoD: He dropped dead from his wounds right as he finished the Third Phase of the Hunter Exam.
- Last Dance: Tries to Invoke this by challenging Hisoka. Sadly, Hisoka wasn't interested in fighting a dead man.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He bit off more than he could chew in the Hunter Exams, and died from springing a Booby Trap in the Third Phase.
Voiced by: Daisuke Namikawa (2011 Series), Yoshikazu Nagano (1999 Series) (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (2011 Series) (English)
Candidate #105 in the 287th Hunter Exam.
Voiced by: Kaori Iida (1999 Series)
A stoic sniper who is examinee #80 in 287th Hunter Exam.
- Action Girl: Defied. She was made to look like one and had all the makings of one from her cool appearance alone... and then she got snuffed trying to bring down the one person who was Immune to Bullets.
- Always a Bigger Fish: Siper is now pushing up daisies because she unknowingly chose a master assassin as her (final) mark.
- Asshole Victim: Career killer that tried to kill somebody. Repaid in full. By someone who comes from an even more dangerous group of familial career killers.
- Boom, Headshot!: Implied. When she shot a bullet at Gittarakur (AKA Illumi), he stopped it, and then flung it back with enough force to smash through her gun scope, and though we only see the glass shattering, we know the bullet had to pass all the way through and pierce her in the head.
- Cold Sniper: Uses a rifle and hides in the bushes where she's out of sight.
- Punny Name: S(n)iper.
- Sunglasses at Night: Hides her eyes behind sunglasses at all times. As a sniper, this makes logical sense, because then nobody can tell who she's studying.
- Tragic Mistake: Siper took aim at someone she had no idea was a career assassin (he was in disguise at the time). "That pissed me off, so I killed 'em", indeed.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Pissed off Illumi, and that was the end of her.
Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (2011 Series), Daisuke Ishikawa (1999 Series) (Japanese), Mark Allen Jr. (2011 Series) (English)
An intellectual prodigy who uses his laptop to make analyses and predictions, and examinee #187 in the 287th Hunter Exam.
- All There in the Manual: In-Universe. He had a lot of information concerning the previous exams and the examinees.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He tries to invoke it, anyway. He sports a ruffled silk shirt, a bowtie, and suspenders. Stylish? Maybe. But also rather impractical, and it's implied that such a stuffy outfit contributes to his exhaustion.
- Break the Haughty: He thinks he can pass the exam using data from his laptop to predict the challenges. The long run to Swindler's Swamp quickly disabuses him of that notion.
- Deconstruction: Of Awesomeness by Analysis. While he is easily able to reach the exam by using data from past exams, it turns out that it takes a lot more than mere statistical analysis to actually pass that kind of challenge.
- Freak Out: He's already on the verge of a breakdown after his analysis turns out to be wrong, and he's running out of steam. After some mean-spirited taunting by some other contestants, his expression grows increasingly wretched before he finally collapses to his knees, clutching his head and letting out an incoherent scream.
- Insufferable Genius: He has a big ego because of his intelligence and likes to show off his knowledge.
- Madness Makeover: By the time of his breakdown, his impeccable hairstyle has become frazzled, one of his suspenders is hanging off, and his nose is running as he drools.
- Reality Ensues: Analyzing information to draw conclusions is good and all, but if you haven't got the constitution and prowess to adapt to unexpected complications, you won't get far.
- This Cannot Be!: He doesn't take it well when he realizes his calculations might have been off.
- Underestimating Badassery: Not of an individual, but of the Hunter Exams. He thinks he's got a complete understanding of how they work, and that his data will be enough to see him through.
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yokoo (2011); Hiroyuki Michiwaki (1999) (Japanese), Victor Sgroi (2011) (English)
Examinee #118 in 287th Hunter Exam who travels everywhere with his monkey.
- Jerkass: Revealed to be one when he manages to nick Leorio's badge and gloats over it.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: After he's defeated during the badge test, Tonpa and he are left tied up (hogtied in his case) and stranded on a rock.
- Villain Team-Up: He teams with Tonpa during the badge test in order to grab Leorio's. They nearly succeed if not for the interference by Kurapika.
Voiced by: Kiyoyuki Yanada (2011 Series), Yoshikazu Nagano (1999 Series) (Japanese), Paul St. Peter (2011 Series) (English)
A wrestler who wants to be a Blacklist Hunter. He is candidate #255 in the 287th Hunter Exam.
- Adaptational Badass: In the manga and 2011 version, he bows out of the exams when he's too afraid to do Menchi's revised test to jump off a cliff and retrieve spider eagle eggs from a canyon (though with good reason, with his heavy body type it's likely the web wouldn't hold his weight, the protagonists just barely avoid falling too early due to the webbing starting to buckle before the wind current came). In the 1999 version however, he doesn't hesitate and jumps in (although in this case there was no wind current, they had to climb back up after getting an egg) but does nearly fall into the river below with Gon saving him. He still fails since Gon manages to swipe back the egg Todo took from him.
- Bounty Hunter: Aims to become a Blacklist Hunter.
- Break the Haughty: He complains about the second half of the exam only to get smacked away for his trouble and how unfair the revised version was thinking it impossible until seeing Gon and his friends along with several others manage to pass it. Ultimately he realizes the strengths needed to survive in the hunting world and concedes defeat for that exam. Promising to try again next time.
- Genius Bruiser: According to Tonpa he's a lot smarter than he looks.
- Humiliation Conga: Gets disqualified by a Gourmet Hunter, a profession he considers beneath him, then gets his ass handed to him by one of those "prissy" Gourmet Hunters, and finally fails the revised exam while several others pass.
- Stout Strength: He's a large guy and stated by Tonpa to be "strong as anything".
- Wrestler in All of Us: A pro wrestler.
Amori: Masato Kaji (2011 Series), Norihisa Mori (1999 Series) (Japanese), Tony Oliver (2011 Series) (English)
Umori: Yūya Murakami (2011 Series), Eiji Takemoto (1999 Series) (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (2011 Series) (English)
Imori: Shounosuke Horikoshi (2011 Series), Kenji Nakano (1999 Series) (Japanese), Lucien Dodge (2011 Series) (English)
A trio of brothers who are veterans of the Hunter Exams, with a focus on teamwork. During 287th Hunter Exam, Amori is #197, Imori is #198, and Umori is #199.
- Laser-Guided Karma: In the 287 exam, their taunting causes Nicolas to have a breakdown and quit the exam, likely to never try again, only for them to fail in the fourth part of the exam. They come back again next year, and are swiftly knocked out of the running to which they decide to just not even bother anymore.
- Know When to Fold Them: After failing both the 287th and 288 exams. They ultimately decide it's not worth it and swear off taking it again.
Voiced by: Takuma Suzuki (2011 Series), Takeshi Maeda (1999 Series) (Japanese), Joshua Tomar (2011 Series) (English)
A former Hunter examiner in the 286th Hunter Exam, who returns during the exam to get vengeance against Hisoka.
- Off with His Head!: Another one courtesy of Hisoka.
Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki (2011 Series), Umi Tenjin (1999 Series) (Japanese), Kira Buckland (2011 Series) (English)
Wing's apprentice who participates in Heaven's Arena. He becomes friends with Gon and Killua during their training.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: His are thick and rectangular.
- Can't Catch Up: He became completely outclassed by Gon and Killua. His master just likes to rub it in for his own amusement.
- Does Not Wear Shoes: Barefoot in the ring and sometimes during training, but he uses street shoes. It actually becomes relevant to the plot when Zushi gets jumped and one of his shoes is used to show to Gon and Killua that he was kidnapped.
- Fantastic Fighting Style: He uses Shingen-ryu, a school of kung fu that incorporates nen.
- The Gift: He is very talented but not as much as Gon and Killua.
- Kung-Fu Kid: He's younger than Gon and Killua and practices Shingen-ryu, a martial art that uses nen.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: To his dismay, his potential by Gon and Killua. According to Wing he has a 1 in 100,000 potential in Nen, while Gon and Killua have a 1 in 10,000,000 potential.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: In the anime he beats his first opponent like that.
- Unknown Rival: To Gon and Killua again.
- To Be a Master: His main goal.
Voiced by: Tooru Nara (2011 Series), Kohei Kowada (1999) (Japanese), Spike Spencer (2011 Series) (English)
One of the fighters who challenge Gon on the 200th floor. His Nen ability lets him infuse his tops with his aura to attack anything within their range, or make himself spin while enveloped in aura to defend himself.
- Battle Tops: He can use up to fifty of these that are infused with his nen to attack anything around them.
- Didn't See That Coming: In his rematch with Gon, he thinks Gon is going to try to snag his clothes with his fishing pole to stop his spinning. Gon indeed sling his hook at him but purposefully misses and snags the tile underneath Gido, uprooting it and sending him flying.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: He can spin himself while covered in aura to repel enemies.
- Handicapped Badass: Does not have legs. Has to balance on a pole where his legs can be (so he can spin like a top) and with the aid of a staff.
- Simple Staff: Though Gido never uses it as a weapon.
- So Last Season: In his first match, he beats Gon rather easily. By the time of their second match, Gon has advanced his nen skills so quickly that his lone gimmick becomes useless and he gets curb stomped in seconds.
- Spin to Deflect Stuff: His Tornado Top ability does this to anyone that comes into contact with him.
- Tornado Move: Tornado Top.
- Underestimating Badassery: Sadaso, Riehlvelt, and he purposefully target Gon and Killua just based on the assumption they're kids and easy pickings. Needless to say, they're quickly proven wrong. Granted Gido does win his first match with Gon but only because Gon came into the fight ready to lose, wanting to see what he could do with Ren and use the experience to improve himself for later. Needless to say when they rematch, Gon is much more experienced in his power and gets around his tricks easily.
Voiced by: Kazuma Takeo (2011 Series), Yoshikazu Nagano (1999 Series) (Japanese), Ben Lepley (2011 Series) (English)
One of the fighters on the 200th floor who challenge Gon and Killua. His Nen ability lets him transmute his aura into a giant left arm that is difficult to escape from.
- An Arm and a Leg: One of his arms was lost fighting in the Heaven's Arena. However, he overcame this handicap by generating a literal phantom limb out of Nen to replace his downed limb.
- Dirty Coward: The most cowardly of the three.
- The Paralyzer: He can do that with his ability.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Killua snuck into his room and threatened to kill him after messing with Zushi as ransom to make Gon and Killua forfeit their matches against his group, Sadaso is quick to obey his orders from fighting them in matches, and the next day he informs his group he doesn't want anything to do with Heaven's Arena with Killua around.
- Underestimating Badassery: Gido, Riehlvelt, and he purposefully target Gon and Killua just based on the assumption they're kids and easy pickings. Needless to say, they're quickly proven wrong.
Voiced by: Ichitaro Ai (2011 Series), Yoshihiko Akaida (1999 Series) (Japanese), Sean Chiplock (2011 Series) (English)
One of the three fighters who challenge Gon and Killua on the 200th floor. He wields two bullwhips that can generate 1,000,000 volts of electricity with the flip of a switch.
- Dirty Coward: Not as much as the two others.
- Handicapped Badass: He got crippled in Heaven's Arena and cannot move his legs. He requires a tricked-out wheelchair to aid him in both his mobility and fighting, which is also his Achilles' Heel, because if someone removes him from his wheelchair or disables the vehicle, he's rendered nearly helpless.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In both his fights, Killua and Gon use his own weapon against him.
- Whip It Good: He has electrical whips installed in his wheelchair.
- Underestimating Badassery: Sadaso, Gido, and he purposefully target Gon and Killua just based on the assumption they're kids and easy pickings. Needless to say, they're quickly proven wrong.
Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima (2011 Series), Yuuji Kishi (1999 Series) (Japanese), Kevin M. Connolly (2011 Series) (English)
A celebrity fighter in Heaven's Arena who lives on the 200th floor. He hopes to become a Floor Master and win a rematch against Hisoka. His Nen abilities allow him to increase the strength of his hands while in the form of a tiger's claws as well as form a double of himself to attack and confuse the enemy, which he can summon and dispel it without notice.
- Animal Motif: The Tiger. One of his nen abilities is "Tiger Bite Fist", which puts his hands in the form of a tiger's fang and claws.
- Awesome, but Impractical: He has the ability to form a duplicate out of nen. It seems impressive at first, until it's revealed that this nen style is the exact opposite of his innate ability, and is complicated enough that he can't learn anything else, making him a one-trick pony that's easily thwarted once the ability's weakness is found.
- Bishōnen: He has a slender, slightly feminine face combined with long white hair.
- Demoted to Extra: In the 1999 anime, his fight against Hisoka is never shown.
- Doppelgänger Attack: He can form a double of himself out of nen that attacks Hisoka for him, sending it against him while he himself moves to a better position. His "True Tiger Bite Fist" has him attack with his double simultaneously.
- I Will Tear Your Arms Off: He really did this to Hisoka. Twice. But Hisoka let him to do it, at least the second time.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Long, white hair and a slender Bishōnen face.
- Too Dumb to Live: He wasted his time by training two nen types he could never perfectly master. This waste of potential is one of the reasons why Hisoka kills him.
Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (2011 Series), Akiko Higuchi (1999 Series) (Japanese), Rachael Lillis (2011 Series) (English)
A commentator for Heaven's Arena.
- Combat Commentator: Naturally, it's her job after all.
- The Ghost: Due to Gon losing to Hisoka on the 200th floor, the arc abruptly ends and we never get to meet them.
Voiced by: Eiji Ito (2011 Series), Kazuhiko Nishimatsu (1999 Series) (Japanese), Beau Billingslea (2011 Series) (English)
Head of the Nostrade Family who used his daughter Neon's fortune-telling ability to rise in power within the mafia community.
- A Glass of Chianti: He drinks a glass of wine en route to Yorknew City, fitting for a crime boss.
- Despair Event Horizon: He breaks down after Neon's nen ability is stolen, after having purchased the 2.9 billion Jenny Scarlet Eyes and now without any means to pay for it.
- The Don: Boss of the Nostrade Family.
- Doting Parent: Only because of Neon's ability, since he's used her as his "weapon" to ascend in the Mafia.
- Uncertain Doom: Implied by association due to the fact that Chrollo lost Neon's fortune telling ability. Chrollo only loses abilities either when he returns them or if the original user died. The fact that Nostrade's entire empire was reliant upon Neon's ability, it's safe to assume he may have suffered a similar fate.
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (2011 Series); Yuko Maekawa (1999 Series) (Japanese), Faye Mata (2011 Series) (English)
The daughter of crime boss Light Nostrade, her father exploits her nen ability to rise in the ranks of the Mafia. Neon is aware of the leverage she has with her father and their relationship consists mainly of each trying to get as much out of the other as possible—in exchange for reading the futures of Mafia clients, Neon receives whatever she wants. Pouty and spoiled, Neon has a tendency to throw temper tantrums like a little girl.
She has the Nen ability to predict the future through quatrains she writes down unconsciously. The fortune's recipient must write their name, full date of birth, and blood type on the piece of paper she uses to write the poem. It is unknown how she discovered her Hatsu, but she has long had a fascination with fortune tellers. She becomes unable to use her Nen ability because it gets stolen by Chrollo Lucilfer.
- Alliterative Name: Neon Nostrade.
- Brought Down to Normal: Chrollo steals her Nen ability through a covert conversation.
- Fortune Teller: Her nen ability. She needs one's handwritten name, birthdate, and bloodtype to write a poem, with each verse representing a week of the current month and events represented as metaphors. If someone follows the poem's warnings they can avoid their fortune.
- Hidden Depths: When talking to Chrollo, she reveals how she got her Nen ability and also discusses her beliefs about the afterlife. She also leaves Yorknew quietly because her maid, Eliza, is heartbroken after her boyfriend Squalas death.
- Jerkass: Upon hearing of Dalzollenes death, she cares little for anything but whether the items she wanted at the auction are safe. To be fair, the death of her maid's boyfriend is enough to get her to abandon the auction.
- Kick the Dog: Unintentional, but one can only imagine how Kurapika feels as Neon squeals over getting a pair of his kinsmens eyes.
- Mafia Princess: And it's thanks to her abilities that her dad's as high up in the Mafia as he is.
- Missing Mom: Now there's a curious question? Where is Mrs. Nostrade?
- Nightmare Fetishist: She collects body parts which is why the Nostrade Family goes to Yorknew City to attend the Southernpiece Auction.
- Not So Stoic: She snaps out of her childish attitude once she sees Eliza's distress over Squala's death.
- Psychopathic Womanchild: She's 16 yet she collects body parts, is prone to tantrums when things don't go her way, and in generally behaves much younger than her age.
- Reflectionless Useless Eyes: When she makes prophecy through automatic writing, her eyes lose luster.
- Spoiled Brat: Up to Eleven. She throws violent tantrums whenever things don't go her way, which is enabled by her father trying to keep her happy so she will use her nen ability for him.
- Straw Nihilist: She voices a lack of belief in the afterlife all because some fortuneteller she looks up to doesn't, either. Unless that's actually her absent mother (which would be a very fitting but dark twist), she's basically just aping that person's beliefs.
- Uncertain Doom: Chrollo can no longer tell fortunes for the Troupe members because her ability disappeared from his book. Abilities only disappear if the original owner died, implying that Neon died at some point. This is not confirmed, not even after Kurapika takes over her family's crime syndicate.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: It's not known what happened to her and her father once Kurapika took over Light's crime syndicate. It's implied by her ability's disappearance from Chrollo's book that she died at some point, though it's not known either whether her supposed demise had something to do with Chrollo too.
Voiced by: Mina Tominaga (2011 Series), Tarako (1999 Series) (Japanese), Dorothy Elias Fahn (2011 Series) (English)
A woman who became disfigured after hearing the flute solo for the Sonata of Darkness, from which she gained superhuman hearing that can hear the heartbeats of others and be used to read emotions and state of mind. After his event, she entered and passed the Hunter Exams. She now works as a Musical Hunter, gathering pieces of the song to destroy it after her friend was killed and horribly dismembered listening to the whole thing. She becomes one of Neon's bodyguards to try to get closer to the song but they are disbanded when the Nostrade Family runs out of funds.
Her nen ability involves channeling her aura into her flute music to play songs with various effects. She can can alleviate fatigue, calm listeners, and enchant them to the point of obliviousness.
- Bald of Awesome: Her hair is balding, which doesn't stop her from being a competent bodyguard and Musical Hunter.
- Body Horror: Her exposed flesh is horrendous enough to surprise Kurapika.
- Cool Big Sis: Acts as one to Kurapika. She is affectionate to and watches out for him, acting as his Secret Keeper and calming him down in his bouts of vengeance.
- Cursed With Awesome: The Sonata of Darkness mutated her body, but developed her hearing skills enough to hear heartbeats.
- Gonk: But in a cute way.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Played for Laughs, after meeting her for the first time, Kurapika calls her a man, which she gets pissed at.
- Living Lie Detector: Because of her ability to hear even the slightest changes of heartbeats, she is really useful when interrogating people. It backfires horribly when she interrogates Chrollo: the lack of change in his heartbeat drives the poor woman to an Heroic BSoD.
- Magic Music:
- Her nen ability. By playing her flute she can alleviate tiredness and even calm down a vengeful Kurapika with a nice song.
- She can even enchant many people at a time with her song, even when it's broadcast, to the point that listeners are completely oblivious to their environment for up to three minutes.
- Nice Girl: She's one of the kindest, gentlest characters in the series.
- Secret Keeper: She keeps Kurapika's secret that he's the last Kurta out to avenge his clan against the Phantom Troupe and take back their scarlet eyes.
- She Knows Too Much: Kurapika would have killed her if she had revealed that he is a Kurta.
- Super Senses: Her sense of hearing is simply godly. It allows her to hear heartbeats, which can be used to discern targets' emotions.
- Vocal Dissonance: Has a lovely, unusually feminine voice for someone of her appearance.
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (2011 Series), Hiroomi Sugino (1999 Series) (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (2011 Series) (English)
The leader of the Nostrade Family's bodyguards.
Voiced by: Tooru Nakane (2011 Series), Hidenobu Kiuchi (1999 Series) (Japanese), Jake Eberle (2011 Series) (English)
A Hunter from Jappon who joins the Nostrade Family's bodyguards. His Nen ability makes whatever he writes in a haiku become real. If the poem is bad, its effect is weakened.
- Badass Beard: An "A La Souvarov" or Franz Josef style to be exact, which connects his sideburns to his mustache.
- Carpet of Virility: His standard outfit is an open black vest, showing off his muscular, hairy chest.
- Delinquent Hair: A pompadour.
- Meaningful Name: Most likely named after legendary haiku master Bashō.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He's bare-chested save for an open vest. Once he becomes a bodyguard for Prince Luzurus he wears a black suit and tie.
- Warrior Poet: His Nen ability involves writing haikus. If the haiku he writes is good, then the conditions described in it will become true.
Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa (2011 Series); Shiori Ohta (1999 Series) (Japanese), Carrie Keranen (2011 Series) (English)
A beautiful woman who becomes a bodyguard for Neon Nostrade. Her Nen ability completely infatuates anyone she kisses, making them follow her every command for 3 hours.
- Femme Fatale: Curvy, pretty, flirtatious, and has a nen ability that makes anyone she kisses her slave.
- Forceful Kiss: She gives one to Squala to show off her nen skill.
- Killed Off for Real: Shizuku thumped her over the head with Blinky moments after whacking Ivlenkov in a quite literal manner.
- Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: When the first auction comes under attack, she takes off her heels because they are not made for running. Although she intends to put them back on later, after she sees Shizuku murder Ivlenkov right before her eyes, she outright throws them away in pure panic when Shizuku chases after her, knowing she's better off barefoot. Even so, she still couldn't outrun Shizuku.
- Magic Kiss: Anyone kissed by her becomes her slave for 3 hours. She shows it by first kissing Squala, then making him lie on the floor and pressing her foot to his crotch as he begs for more. Subtle.
- Meaningful Name: Her name literally means "to kiss" in French, but in the right context, it can also mean "to fuck". Also counts as an out-of-universe Unfortunate Name.
Voiced by: Takuma Suzuki (2011 Series), Norihisa Mori (1999 Series) (Japanese), Ray Chase (2011 Series) (English)
A senior member of the Nostrade Family's bodyguards. His Nen ability lets him control dogs.
- The Beastmaster: Fights with dogs.
- Canine Companion: Weaponized. He is always surrounded by dogs, and his nen ability controls them.
- Facial Markings: He has a dot in the middle of his forehead.
- The Mole: He pretends to be one of the applicants for the bodyguard position. He gets found out soon by Kurapika, who uses his Dowsing Chain.
- Off with His Head!: Courtesy of Nobunaga.
- Official Couple: With Eliza, Neon's Lady-in-Waiting. When Pakunoda realizes her existence and mentions her, that distracts him for a second... and then Nobunaga beheads him.
- Too Dumb to Live: When the Phantom Troupe cornered him, Nobunaga very pointedly warned him that if he made any sudden moves, Squala would die. Unfortunately, when he heard Eliza's name being tossed out as a potential target, he got so angry that he forgot Nobunaga's warning and jolted with rage, which made the already touchy Nobunaga blitz him and cut his head off in a single stroke.
Voiced by: Takeharu Onishi (2011 Series), Masaaki Ishikawa (1999 Series) (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (2011 Series) (English)
A Hunter and senior bodyguard for Neon Nostrade. His Nen ability lets him fill balloons with aura, turning them into puppet soldiers that can only follow simple commands.
- Killed Off for Real: He's shot to death by Franklin's nen ability.
- Fighting Spirit: His ability, Eleven Black Children creates these from balloons using nen. They can only follow simple commands, like attacking whoever is closest to them, and are fairly weak.
- The Mole: During the interview, pretending to be an applicant for the bodyguard position and testing the real applicants by attacking them with his Eleven Black Children.
- Shout-Out: He kind of looks like Lupin III.
Voiced by: Eiji Ito (2011 Series), Kohei Kowada (1999 Series) (Japanese), Hank Ketchum (2011 Series), Byron Close (1999 Series) (English)
One of Neon's bodyguards.
Voiced by: Shinya Hamazoe (2011 Series) (Japanese), Tom Bauer (2011 Series) (English)
A professional Hunter who works under the Nostrade Family as one of Neon's bodyguards.
Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (2011 Series), Hisashi Izumi (1999 Series) (Japanese), Hank Ketchum (2011 Series) (English)
An arrogant mobster under the Ten Dons.
- Bald of Evil: A pretentious Jerkass and mobster.
- Bullying a Dragon: Tries to threaten a severely pissed off Kurapika.
- The Don: Of an unknown family.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Light thinks that Zenji hates him because he's jealous of his fast rise in power. It's because of this reason that he tries to outbid Light for the Scarlet Eyes.
- Jerkass: He's highly arrogant and gets irritated easily, punching Light out of jealousy and trying to spitefully kill Kurapika for outbidding him.
- Sunglasses at Night: Always seen with his shades, even at night when he confronts Kurapika.
Voiced by: Takeharu Onishi (2011 Series), Hitoshi Bifu (1999 Series) (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (2011 Series) (English)
A member of the Shadow Beasts. His nen ability allows him to travel underground.
- Animal Motifs: Worms of course. His specialty is digging under ground for ambush attacks.
- Code Name: He's known by Worm.
- Fan Disservice: He has no clothes on, and doesn't compensate by being anywhere close to handsome either.
- Gonk: It's really hard to tell if he's human or not.
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: He broke his fingers after punching Uvo. It was only one punch though.
Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (2011 Series), Keiichiro Hori (1999 Series) (Japanese), Joe J. Thomas (2011 Series), Dan Gascon (1999 Series) (English)
One of the Shadow Beasts. His nen ability allows him to breed leeches in his body and implant them in a target's body.
- Animal Motifs: Leeches. He's a sadistic guy who holds leeches in his body.
- The Beastmaster: Of leeches, specifically the spotted leech. They can make their way to the host's bladder through their flesh before laying eggs that cause enough pain to kill someone when they hatch.
- Body Horror: He holds leeches inside his body that come out of his mouth.
- Code Name: He's known as Leech.
- Gonk: He's a fat guy with a large nose. Combined with his grayish skin, he's not conventionally attractive by any means.
- Logical Weakness: His leeches' eggs need enough ammonia to match or they'll just be urinated out. Uvogin drinks enough beer for this not to be a problem.
- Off with His Head!: Part of it anyway. It was bitten off by Uvo.
- Psycho for Hire: From the looks of it, he seemed really to enjoy infecting Uvo with those leeches.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's simply characterized as a sadistic guy with powers over leeches before he's quickly killed by Uvogin.
Voiced by: Tetsuya Motomura (2011); Ryo Naitou (1999), David Vincent (2011 Series) (English)
A member of the Shadow Beasts.
- Animal Motifs: Well... dogs. He has messy hair and uses his sharp teeth.
- Boom, Headshot!: He meets his end when Uvo spits a piece of Leech's skull into his head.
- Code Name: Known as "Rabid Dog".
- I'm a Humanitarian: Possibly, as he makes a comment about the taste of Uvogin's flesh.
- The Paralyzer: His teeth inject a poison that makes victims unable to move their body below the neck. Just after two bites he managed to subdue Uvogin.
- Poisonous Person: His fangs secrete poison.
- Psycho for Hire: He certainly enjoys biting people.
Voiced by: Takahiko Sakaguma (2011 Series), Akio Takahashi (1999 Series) (Japanese), Graham Ko (1999 Series) (English)
A member of the Shadow Beasts. His nen ability lets him control his body hair and change its properties.
- Animal Motifs: Porcupines. He's a small person whose nen ability resemble a porcupine's quills.
- Bald of Awesome: Well, he looks bald anyway. His hair is just spread out and thin.
- Code Name: Known by Porcupine.
- Prehensile Hair: He can control every strand of hair on his body. By using nen he can change their length and strength, turning them into thin spikes that can even pierce Uvogin's skin and block his attacks.
- Verbal Tic: "Hmm!" at the end of his sentences. Even in inner monologues.
Voiced by: Masahiro Yamanaka (2011 Series), Jun Suzuki (1999 Series) (Japanese), Greg Chun (2011 Series), Ethan Cole (1999 Series) (English)
A valued member of the Shadow Beasts. His Nen ability lets him conjure a cloth that shrink whatever is inside it. His power is stolen by Chrollo Lucilfer.
- Animal Motifs: Owls. He has large piercing eyes and operates at night.
- Code Name: Known as "Owl".
- A Fate Worse Than Death: Owl gets captured by the Phantom Troupe, brutally tortured by the sadistic Feitan, sells out his comrades, gets his Hatsu stolen by Chrollo, and is still alive during his last scene.
- Improbable Weapon User: His nen ability conjures a cloth that can envelop an entire car.
- Sizeshifter: Not him, but his cloth can grow enough to engulf a whole car.
- Sunglasses at Night: He wears a large pair of sunglasses even at night which hide his owl-like eyes.
- Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: Owl was last seen still barely alive after his torture session performed by Feitan, his fate afterwards is left unknown, but given the restrictions on Chrollo's Skill Hunter ability, it's likely he was left alive.
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (2011 Series), Tsuyoshi Kotama (OVA) (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (2011 Series) (English)
The Arc Villain of the Greed Island Arc, known as "The Bomber". First appears as a generous veteran willing to aid others to collectively beat the game. His real goal however is to clear the game solo (actually with a couple of accomplices) by any means necessary, presumably for the large cash reward, as he appears in Battera's castle when he leaves the game (Battera was offering a massive reward for finishing the game). A ruthless, cold-blooded killer, he executes anyone who interferes with his goal. He treats everyone but his two subordinates as expendable and kills often for no reason but convenience or to further his plans.
He has two Nen abilities: after explaining his ability and its conditions (including how to deactivate it), he can place a time bomb on someone, which is almost impossible to remove. Should anyone try to deactivate it, he can also create smaller explosions, burning and blasting anything he grabs with his hands.
- Arc Villain: Of Greed Island.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Him, Bara, and Sub respectively.
- The Chessmaster: Steals cards through trickery, which, due to his use of Greed Island's Applied Phlebotinum, even worked when the opponent knew something was up.
- The Dreaded: Hes the most feared player on Greed Island by virtue of his anonymity and lethal nature of his ability.
- Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: Justified since his ability will only activate after he explains it and how to deactivate it.
- A Father to His Men: He rolls the Risky Dice, which could kill him, to show his solidarity with his comrades. After his defeat, he promptly asks Gon to heal his companions first.
- Faux Affably Evil: To normal players, he tries to seem like anybody else at first. Once he's tapped his targets and seeks to entrap them, however, he happily details his Nen ability to his foes as he soaks in their despair at the likelihood of an imminent demise as well as the fact that was going to kill them all anyway. No one but unfortunate rookie players he gets to first bother to trust him at face value after that - not that it matters, given that he kills most of the Greed Island players off-screen anyway.
- Genre Savvy: The moment Gon avoids his first attack, Genthru realizes Gon not only knows that he's the Bomber, but that Gon knows about his Little Flower ability.
- On a larger level, when Genthru uses his abilities, he makes it a point to kill his opponent, so that info about his powers can't get out.
- Graceful Loser: He didn't expect whatsoever to lose, but after Gon manages to best him, Genthru doesn't attempt any more tricks, asks Gon's team to heal his heavily injured ally first, and accepts his loss wholesale.
- Having a Blast: His nen ability Little Flower blows up anything he grabs in his palms. It's less powerful than his Countdown, however.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Baits Gon in their fight into thinking he's surrendering so he can try to crush Gon's throat and cut off his voice from using further cards. He succeeds - and Gon promptly turns the fight around through careful pre-planned drawings of two cards and their one minute auto-activate timers that cut off Genthru's options.Gon: Genthru. That was the worst possible option you could've chosen.
- Kick the Dog: Detonating the bombs on his former comrades after using them to blackmail them into giving him their cards. Made worse because he laughs about it.
- Mad Bomber: Obviously.
- Manipulative Bastard: He is part of a group gathering spell cards, which will be used to steal cards from other players and complete the game. This group seeks out those with few fighting abilities, who would therefore be willing to team up (thus dividing the reward). All Genthru has to do is wait, covertly placing bombs on the others. His fighting skills prevent anyone from touching him and deactivating them, and he uses the threat of the bombs to take all the cards for himself.
- My Kung Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: To Gon, who he outclasses completely in fighting skills. This comes back to bite him in the butt, when Gon uses his arrogance to lure him into a trap.
- Oh, Crap!: First he manages to blow off Gon's left hand and severely damage his right wrist, only to realize the boy did so intentionally to get a solid hit in on him; Genthru is internally thinking You're Insane!. Not long thereafter, Gon traps him into a corner and point-blank range for his technique, at which point Genthru immediately screams that he surrenders. Too late to save him from a blow that barely averted killing him.
- Player Killing: Not that he's the only one, but Genthru easily has the biggest body count in the entire Greed Island arc as he uses his bombs to force some poor bastards to get cards for him before killing them all, and outright murders nearly a dozen players Gon and Killua met. Considering the players are living beings, the island is a real place, and the game doesn't do anything to save a defeated or fatally wounded player, he's essentially a mass murderer.
- Smug Snake: Believing that Gon's group is just a bunch of kids is his major mistake.
- Stuff Blowing Up: The theme of his nen abilities: placing a time bomb or blowing anything in his hands up.
- Villainous Breakdown: After an entire arc of being ahead of the heroes at every step, Genthru suffers a massive breakdown the more he realizes that for the great skill gap between himself and Gon, Gon is batshit fucking insane enough to throw all logic to the wind, fight on a suicidal level, and still be sharp enough to get him trapped for a Janjanken at point-blank. The sheer terror that Genthru exhibits is glorious.
- You're Insane!: He would beat Gon in a straight-up fight without much issue, but Gon baits Genthru into using his bombs and destroying Gon's left hand and right wrist. Just to be able to leave Genthru vulnerable enough to land a solid and powerful blow. He promptly thinks Gon is absolutely bonkers after this, contributing to a Villainous Breakdown the more he falls into Gon's trap.
- Why Am I Ticking?: His nen ability Countdown attaches a time bomb if he touches the target while saying "Bomber" and explains both of his abilities. The timer speeds up if their heart rate increases.
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (2011 Series), Koji Yusa (OVA) (Japanese), J.D. Zelman (2011 Series) (English)
One of the Bombers who are trying to clear Greed Island.
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yokoo (2011 Series), Hiroyuki Yoshino (OVA) (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (2011 Series) (English)
One of the Bombers who are trying to clear Greed Island.
- Bound and Gagged: He's tied up by Killua's yo-yos.
- Electric Torture: Tortured by Killua who tests his ability on him.
- Evil Red Head: In the 2011 anime he has red hair, and is one of the Bombers who kills other players to clear Greed Island.
- Facial Markings: He has a tattoo on his forehead that resembles a bat.
- Smug Snake: When facing Killua. He underestimates him, and Killua tricks him into attacking in a way that leaves him exposed to his next move.
Voiced by: Takaya Kuroda (2011 Series), Toru Furusawa (OVA) (Japanese), Paul St. Peter (Under George C. Cole) (2011 Series) (English)
A muscle-bound man who first appears to banish the Phantom Troupe members who were trespassing on Greed Island. Just seeing him is enough to make Phinks stop the others from attacking, though they outnumber him six to one. Using a spell card, he sends them out of the game, while inviting them to come back and challenge him legitimately. Then, he casually destroys their boat with Nen. He later appears as the guardian of "Plot of Beach", a card needed to clear the game. All the main characters need to do to get it is to beat Razor's group in sporting events—lethal sporting events. Razor is a death row convict, captured and hired under contract by Ging Freecs to be a Game Master. His group are also death row convicts who he presumably hired. His name was the basis for the R in Greed Island's name.
He has two Nen abilities: he can emit and throw balls of Nen, treating them like volleyballs, and split his aura into eight humanoid Nen beasts that can fuse to form a stronger monster.
- Abusive Parents: He was physically and verbally abused by his father, who rarely called him by his name and insulted him.
- Bad Boss: Justified. Uses Nen to blow apart the head of a convict who first revealed that Greed Island was a real place and then tried to start a mutiny. Gon, thinking that the convict was Razor's friend, thought that Razor was this.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: He's loyal to Ging because he treated him with respect.
- Break the Badass: Scares off the Phantom Troupe.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In a way. He remarks that Ging, after catching him, redeemed him. Ging believed in Razor enough to entrust him with the mission of one day fighting Gon.
- Dodgeball Is Hell: Up to Eleven. By encasing a dodgeball with Nen, his throws are strong enough to deal grievous injury to or kill anyone unfortunate enough to get hit.
- Energy Ball: He can produce these on his own with enough power to destroy a large boat.
- Eyes Always Shut: He almost always has his eyes closed, except in the flashback in which he met Ging.
- Fat Flex: Not himself, but two of his 14 Devils do this a split second upon combining◊.
- Fighting Spirit: The 14 Devils, which he forms out of his nen. They can combine to form a stronger Nen beast.
- Freudian Excuse: Flashbacks show him being beaten and told that he is worthless.
- Long-Range Fighter: Although he's most likely no slouch in close-range, he's only been seen using his nen to emit destructive aura spheres he hurls at enemies.
- Reformed Criminal: He was a murderer about to be executed before Ging hired him to be a Game Master on Greed Island. Ging redeemed him after he treated Razor with respect.
- Sadist Teacher: He looks and acts like an Affably Evil gym teacher. Justified in that he is trying to make Gon stronger. See Training from Hell below.
- Training from Hell: On Ging's orders, delivers this to Gon.
Unaffiliated CharactersHere are some characters who are important enough to have their own entries, but don't belong to any of the major groups of characters above.
Voiced by: Keiko Han (2011 Series), Akiko Kimura (1999 Series), Akemi Okamura (Pilot OVA) (Japanese), Rachael Lillis (2011 Series) (English)
Ging's cousin and Gon's aunt. She adopted him when he was a baby and hid that Ging was alive. She didn't want Gon to become a hunter but accepted to let him go when he caught the master of the swamp.
- Adoptive Peer Parent: While not actually his mother, Mito serves as Gon's mom and he views her as such, Mito is 24 at the start of the series to Gon's 12, a twelve year age difference; she gained custody of Gon when he was 2, meaning she was 13 or 14!
- Childhood Friends: She and Ging were about the only children of roughly the same age living on the island; understandably, she isn't very happy at the fact that Ging left Whale Island, never to look back. She is Ging's oldest and arguably closest friend, and even then, he manages to keep her annoyed most of the time.
- Not So Above It All: Though she always refers to Ging with anger and disappointment, she loves him enough to have raised his son with little qualms and her home always has open doors for him to visit. Keep in mind, Ging doesn't visit Whale Island very often, but he always comes to Mito regardless.
- Parental Substitute: Gon considers her his mother.
- Promotion to Parent: She was already a member of his family before she adopted him.
- Tsundere: She has a penchant for talking about Ging mainly to complain about his globetrotting carefree lifestyle. She still cares for him enough to have her home's doors open for him whenever he stops by.
Ging and Mito's Grandmother
Voiced by: Hisako Kyoda (2011 Series), Keiko Mizutani (1999 Series) (Japanese), Barbara Goodson (2011 Series) (English)
Ging and Mito's grandmother. She lives with Mito on Whale Island.
- No Name Given: Her name is never mentioned.
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (2011 Series), Jin Yamanoi (1999 Series) (Japanese), Greg Chun (2011 Series), Corby Proctor (1999 Series) (English)
An antiques trader who helps Gon, Killua, and Leorio earn money for the Southernpiece Auction in Yorknew City.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has wavy, thick eyebrows.
- Chekhov's Skill: His technique permitted Gon and Killua to escape from Nobunaga.
- The Gift: As a genius, he didn't need to learn Nen. He uses it unconsciously.
- Nice Guy: He's a friendly, kind guy, preventing a pawn shop owner from scamming Gon and Killua and helping them raise money for the auction.
- Old Shame: In-Universe. Before becoming an appraiser, he was an art forger. These days he makes an effort to buy back his old work out of embarrassment.
- Only in It for the Money: Tried to become a Hunter to sell his card. He's promptly knocked out by Killua at the 288th Hunter Exam.
Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese), Ryan Bartley (English)
A blind girl who's the undefeated champion of gungi, a fictional board game. After the Chimera Ant King had beaten various East Gorteau champs at board games and killed them, he took in Komugi but was unable to beat her. Because she's blind, she's unable to recognize the Chimera Ant King as a monster and thinks of him as a Worthy Opponent gungi player. She unintentionally awoke the compassion inside the King, and as he continues to associate with her, he becomes friendlier. Komugi gets injured after Netero and Zeno attack the palace, and Neferpitou is assigned to use their healing powers to allow her to recover. During the confusion following Gon's fight with Pitou, Palm hides her.
- The Ace: Komugi is undefeated in Gungi.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, her eyes and hair are brown. In the 2011 anime, they change to green and white, respectively.
- Adorkable: She's clumsy, friendly, humble (if self-deprecating), has a runny nose, and is completely endearing.
- All or Nothing: As she explains, the only way professional gungi players can make a living wage is by being tournament champions, hence, one loss could prove devastating to them. Because she's blind, if she should lose her standing she would be an unforgivable burden upon her family—she would rather die than allow that to happen. Thus, she stakes her life on every match.
- Badass Normal: Meruem beat various professional players at their own games with his only prior experience being what he read in the rule book. Komugi defeats him at gungi each and every time they play, and she doesn't even use any Nen powers...at first.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: After Meruem saves her from being attacked by hawk and refers to her as an honor guest, she cries tears of happiness.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: She has thick, black eyebrows in contrast with her white hair.
- Blind and the Beast: The Blind to the king's beast.
- Blood-Splattered Innocents: A spray of blood hits her her face when the King rips off his own arm.
- Dying Declaration of Love: The translator notes that her choice of words in one of her responses to the King as he's near death and she's also about to die is similar to a pledge of marriage from a bride.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Towards the end of the Chimera Ant arc, she develops Nen and becomes overwhelmed by the sheer number of strategies she thinks of, to the point where she asks to excuse herself and collect her thoughts.
- Eyes Always Shut: Except when she plays Gungi.
- Game Face: Her eyes open wide with a serious expression once she starts playing Gungi, prompting Meruem to question if she was actually blind. She offered to close her eyes if it bothered him, but he didnt mind.
- Genius Ditz: She is a genius with amazing skills at Gungi, her aura is visible sometimes when she is playing. Meruem can hardly believe that such a brilliant mind would nearly suffocate herself by taking his command to keep her mouth shut too literally, and drool heavily while asleep.
- Honor Before Reason: After the King severs his own arm, she outright refuses to play against him until he gets his wound treated properly, even on pain of death.
- Inelegant Blubbering: Complete with snot coming out of her nose.
- Interspecies Romance: She (a human) and Meruem (a chimera ant).
- Losing Is Worse Than Death: Komugi plays ever game of gungi as a life or death struggle, as she fully intends to kill herself should she lose even once.
- Morality Pet:
- Komugi's presence is what helps the human-eating, arrogant Meruem change his ways.
- Played for Drama with regards to Pitou. Unlike Pouf and Youpi, who dislike Komugi's influence on the King and would rather see her gone, the otherwise Ax-Crazy Pitou respects the King's regard for her and extends her protection to Komugi when the King asks out of loyalty. Unfortunately, Gon walks in on Pitou healing Komugi and is aghast that Pitou could do such a thing as heal when they had so carelessly killed Gon's mentor figure Kite, and darkly holds Komugi hostage if Pitou will not do as he says.
- Nice Girl: Kind and self-effacing to a fault.
- Reflectionless Useless Eyes: She was concerned that they might be unsettling for Meruem when she opens them, but he didnt mind.
- Scheherezade Gambit: While the other game masters die pretty horribly, Komugi only survives because Meruem keeps losing to her and finds her interesting. She doesn't know Meruem is planning to kill her when she loses - not that it matters, because Komugi plays every game of competitive gungi with the resolve to die should she ever lose just once, and even that price is cheap in her eyes because she's essentially trading the life of a loser. It's part of what gains her the King's respect and admiration.
- Self-Deprecation: Has a low opinion of herself and will consider herself trash if she loses at Gungi.
- Serious Business: Gungi! She would kill herself if she loses just one time.
- Spanner in the Works: She's the unintentional instigator of the King's moral development and her interactions with him are ultimately what give the Extermination Team multiple openings to defeat the Chimera Ants.
- Stay with Me Until I Die: As Meruem dies from a contagious poison, she chooses to stay by his side. Which leads to them being...
- Together in Death: She's also afflicted with the poison that kills the King, because she stays with him instead of leaving, despite knowing the price.
- Unwanted Rescue: You would think she would want to quit the Chimera Ant palace as soon as she had the chance, but she is fine there. She even struggled when Killua was protecting her. Justified because she didn't know Pouf wanted to kill her.
Voiced by: Tetsuo Goto (Japanese), Steve Kramer (English)
Bizeff is the former Secretary of State at East Gorteau under the dictatorship of Ming Jol-Ik. He ran the government for Jol-Ik and resumed his role after the Chimera Ants took over the country. He is one of the only humans in the government that the Ants spared due to his crucial role.
- Better Than Sex: Considers admiring a crowd of subjects obeying and listening to you better than sex.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has big, thick eyebrows darker than his hair.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Things didn't change that much for him when the Ants took over, only that he became more overworked. He doesn't mind that much that his new overlords are literal monsters, but under them he has to work under the threat of being killed.
- Jerkass: Keep in mind that he ran a dictatorship before the Chimera Ants even showed up; the only difference that this brought is that he now fears being killed by them, where he was unaccountable for his actions under Jol-Ik.
- Lust: He's a known lecher, and keeps a harem of women in the underground hangar below the palace for his desires.
- The Man Behind the Man: He was the actual official that was running the dictatorship before the Chimera Ants. Because of his extremely necessary role, the Ants are ultimately unable to get rid of him and he runs their government too.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Subverted. He's actually surprised that he got out of East Gorteau practically scot-free and in one piece. He is now considered a fugitive and a top-priority war criminal, but he is glad that he escaped and is off the grid.
- The Scapegoat: He is blamed by the international community as a war criminal after he flees East Gorteau with Hina and Welfin. Because of the tremendous burden placed on him to run the country, he's actually relieved that he became a fugitive.
- Token Human: He is travelling with Welfin and Hina, two Chimera Ants.
Voiced by: Kiyono Yasuno (Japanese), Skyler Davenport (English)
An Amateur Hunter who is a member of the Kakin Empire Wildlife Exploration Team.
- Everygirl: She is this so far.
Voiced by: Nobuaki Kanemitsu (Japanese), Bill Rogers (English)
An Amateur Hunter and member of the Wildlife Exploration Team looking in the Kakin Empire for new species with Kite.
Voiced by: Megumi Matsumoto (Japanese), Laura Stahl (English)
A young Amateur Hunter who wants to become a Beast Hunter. She's part of Kite's Kakin Empire Wildlife Exploration Team.
- Bubble Gum Popping: She does so at one point to add to her Tomboy image.
- Nice Hat: She wears an ochre beret.
- Tomboy: She looks like one with her large beret and Bubble Gum Popping.
Voiced by: Masahiro Yamanaka (Japanese), Greg Chun (English)
An Amateur Hunter who surveys the Kakin Empire with Kite. He is in charge of dinner for the group.
- Funny Afro: He has a big afro and is a punny guy.
- Meaningful Name: Lampshaded. He says that he's in charge of making dinner because his last name is Dinner.
- Pungeon Master: Enjoys making puns of all kinds.
Voiced by: Shinya Hamazoe (Japanese), CJ Williams (English)
A member of the Wildlife Exploration Team and Amateur Hunter.
- Megane: A guy with round glasses.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Studies wildlife with the rest of his team and wears round glasses.
Voiced by: Satake Uki (Japanese), Reba Buhr (English)
One of the Amateur Hunters that make up Kite's Kakin Empire Wildlife Exploration Team.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Silver hair in a topknot and dark skin.
The leader of the Dark Continent Expedition Team and Isaac Netero's son.
- Affably Evil: He is marked as a threat by none other than Isaac Netero, his "father". He is very charismatic and even allows himself to be captured by the Zodiacs in order to establish negotiation through dialogue.
- Badass in Distress: Played with.
- Batman Gambit: Surrendered to the Zodiacs and predicted what would happen afterwards. He was right. Like Father, Like Son indeed.
- Born Lucky: Those who survive a trip to the Dark Continent need incredible luck.
- Didn't See That Coming: Nobody had anticipated that he would surrender to the Zodiacs.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Beyond is serving as The Face for the trip to the Dark Continent but, as he admits, he has no interest in the politics of the Kakin Dynasty. The only thing he cares about is reaching the Dark Continent and he'll work with anyone who helps his agenda.
- Just in Time: He made his appearance as soon as Isaac Netero was out of the picture.
- Like Father, Like Son: He brims with charisma, as the Zodiacs come to realize. There is just too much Isaac Netero in him for them to be able to ignore him.
- Meaningful Name: The "Beyond" can be interpreted in many ways.
- Strong Family Resemblance: With Isaac Netero.
- The Unfettered: He will stop at nothing to go to the Dark Continent, even getting himself captured by the Zodiacs and being willing to subject himself to their rules and the G7's if that's what it takes.
- Bad "Bad Acting": According to Ging.
- Berserk Button: Trying to buy his loyalty with money.
- Pointy Ears: His ears make him look like an elf.
- Cunning Linguist
- Meaningful Name: His name is Curly, his hair is messy.
- Messy Hair: As his name indicates.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: His glasses are round with swirls and he is intelligent.
- Sore Loser: He lost several times against Ging in ancient language contests before admitting his defeat.
A female cyborg and Temp Hunter on the expedition team.
- Action Girl: Ging considers her to be the strongest in Netero's team. She was even ready to fight him.
- Cyborg: Seems to be this with lines on her face and robotic speaking.
A Temp Hunter and one of Netero's expedition team members. A symbiotic type, his Nen ability lets him conjure mechanical weaponry that Emitters can load with aura bullets to fire.
- Assist Character: His aura is used to conjure weapons for Emitters. He doesn't do any of the fighting himself, conjuring guns and a mechanical arms that his allies use to fire nen bullets.
- Spontaneous Weapon Creation: His nen ability lets him conjure a mechanical arm or firearms that Emitters can use to shoot nen bullets.
The author of "Journey to the New World", a catalogue of the Dark Continent, and a presumed ancestor of Gon and Ging. Only the "East" edition of the book has ever been found; Ging speculates that this is either because A. the "West" edition was never written, B. it was written but never discovered, or C. it is still actively being worked on by Don.
- Living Legend: Travelled through half the Dark Continent alone, lived to tell the tale via his book, and might still be alive working on the other half some 300 years later. Even by the standards of the setting's most accomplished Hunters, Don's achievements, if taken at face value, are absolutely inhuman.
- Really 700 Years Old: If Ging's 3rd theory is correct and he is still alive writing the book, he would be over 300 years old by now, in a series with otherwise mostly realistic lifespans.
- Shrouded in Myth: Little is known about him besides being a legendary explorer whose name implies a family connection to Gon and Ging.