The popular manga Hunter x Hunter is written by Yoshihiro Togashi and is released every week in Shounen Jump. Gon, the protagonist of the tale, is a young kid who longs to track down his father and become a hunter-hunter. On his journey, the boy met Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio. Together, they face many enemies and grow up with each adventure.
The Hunter x Hunter anime and manga have introduced some genuinely memorable characters over the years – hunters and creatures. Recently, we’ve seen the entry of some powerful characters that changed the entire power-listing game.
So while we are still waiting for a new season and the next chapter, here is the list of the 50 notable Hunter x Hunter characters!
Table of Contents
- 1. Meruem
- 2. Neferpitou
- 3. Menthuthuyoupi
- 4. Shaiapouf
- 5. Gon Freecss
- 6. Kurapika
- 7. Leorio Paradinight
- 8. Ging Freecss
- 9. Kite
- 10. Isaac Netero
- 11. Illumi Zoldyck
- 12. Zeno Zoyldyck
- 13. Silva Zoyldyck
- 14. Maha Zoldyck
- 15. Alluka Zoldyck
- 16. Kikyo Zoldyck
- 17. Milluki Zoldyck
- 18. Kalluto Zoldyck
- 19. Killua Zoldyck
- 20. Razor
- 21. Biscuit Krueger
- 22. Nanika
- 23. Komugi
- 24. Morel Mackernassey
- 25. Lucilfer Chrollo
- 26. Hisoka Morow
- 27. Feitan Portor
- 28. Dog/ Cheadle Yorkshire
- 29. Dragon/Botobai Gigante
- 30. Ox/Mizaistom Nana
- 31. Horse/Saccho Kobayakawa
- 32. Snake/Gel
- 33. Rabbit/Pyon
- 34. Chicken/Cluck
- 35. Tiger/Kanzai
- 36. Sheep/Ginta
- 37. Monkey/Saiyu
- 38. Nobunaga Hazama
- 39. Phinks Magcub
- 40. Shalnark
- 41. Uvogin
- 42. Bonolenov Ndongo
- 43. Shoot McMahon
- 44. Knuckle Bine
- 45. Leol
- 46. Kortopi
- 47. Pakunoda
- 48. Franklin Bordeau
- 49. Shizuku Murasaki
- 50. Machi Komacine
As the most robust chimeric ant, Meruem is also one of the series’ most potently depicted characters. Meruem was already incredibly tough before he absorbed Youpi and Pufu. He faced thousands of attacks from Netero, one of the best human fighters in the world, but he handled them all with ease and escaped without a scratch. Along with Neferupito, two of the fiercest Chimera Ants yet seen, Shaupufu and Monthuthuyoupi, were absorbed by him, greatly enhancing his power.
Neferpitou, as a Royal Guard, is always loyal to Ant King Meruem, willing to sacrifice himself for the King. Pitou has a cat-like appearance and a cat-like personality; that is, he is always playing with his opponent like he is playing with his prey. Despite his cute appearance, Nefepitou is ruthless. He killed Kite because he discovered that three people, Kite, Killua, and Gon, wanted to invade the Ant Nest. That made Gon hate him and swear revenge at all costs.
Menthuthuyoupi, one of the most powerful characters in the series, has a significant quantity of aura that he uses in his attacks and shapeshifting in addition to his enormous strength and durability. His rage gives him more power, and he nearly destroys the palace. He was enraged by Knuckle during the fight, which helped him get more robust and even provided him with the idea for a potent Nen ability.
Shaiapouf is among the four most robust Chimera Ants and serves as a Royal Guard. He does not engage in open battle but prefers to outwit his adversaries by employing his extraordinary knowledge and skill. He has the genes of a butterfly, which enables him to fly using his wings. Shaiapouf and Neferpitou have been familiar with the idea of Nen since they were born. He is a master of manipulation and transmutation.
5. Gon Freecss
Gon Freecss is a very active and friendly boy. He is not good at Maths but loves animals very much. Gon is the son of the famous Hunter, Ging Freecss. He leaves his home to become a Hunter like his father by participating in the Hunter Competition, a series of tough tests involving skill, survival, and teamwork. During the competition, Gon meets and befriends three contest candidates, Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua Zoldyck.
Kurapika is the last survivor of the Kuruta clan. Currently, he is one of Junishin. Kurapika’s goal is to collect the red irises and get revenge on Genei Ryodan. He had to go through with the Hunter test first. Kurapika is intelligent, possessing vast knowledge but quite reserved, not opening up to people quickly. Despite being a calm person, Kurapika was still restrained by his anger when he saw the spider.
7. Leorio Paradinight
Leorio Paradinight is a Hunter and a member of Junishin. He is currently a medical student to become a doctor. When he first appeared, Leorio appeared to be a selfish person who valued material things, always claiming that he took the Hunter exam to have a lot of money. However, he eventually revealed to Kurapika his dream of becoming a doctor specializing in helping the poor.
8. Ging Freecss
Ging Freecss is one of the top hunters and holds the honorific title of double hunter, which is given only to those who have made significant contributions to humanity. Due to this, information about him is considered to be a classified secret. According to Kurapika, he may have the clout of a head of state and a sizable fortune. He was one of the two Zodiac Hunters that did not alter their appearance, and his code name is “boar.”
Kite is a student of Ging-Gon’s father and the first person to reveal his father to the boy, thereby indirectly helping him pursue the path of becoming a hunter. He reappeared in the Chimera Ant arc with Gon and Killua to uncover the secrets of the Ants. Strict but still caring, Kite is always willing to sacrifice himself when his friends are in danger, like when he tells Killua to take Gon away and Nefepitou kills him. Later, he reincarnated in the body of his sister Meruem.
10. Isaac Netero
Isaac Netero, with the appearance “over the age of fifty”, looks sick at first glance, but this is the old man with terrible strength in Hunter x Hunter, not to mention he also serves as the President of the Hunter Association and is also one of the rare Hunters. They returned safely from the Black Continent. However, when confronting the Chimera Ants, he sacrifices himself to destroy the Ant King to protect the future of the human world.
11. Illumi Zoldyck
Illumi Zoldyck is the oldest child of the notorious assassin Zoldyck family. He is a professional assassin responsible for teaching his younger brothers, especially Killua. Illumi’s favorite weapons are needles capable of killing and controlling people, even after death. This is also how he manipulates his younger brother Killua: sticking a needle in his forehead so he can retreat when facing opponents beyond his reach.
12. Zeno Zoyldyck
Zeno Zoldyck appears with a witty old man image and smiles, but he always lets people around him realize that age does not affect his intelligence and combat experience. Zeno is also a great strategist; he uses Nen with his remarkable experience, and always calm and thoughtful in action is Zeno’s fighting style. In addition, he is proud of himself as a professional assassin, killing is work, and love is never mixed with work; he is willing to risk his life in exchange for the reward he deems worthy.
13. Silva Zoyldyck
Maybe Silva Zoyldyck is not as experienced or has as many accumulated skills as Zeno, but Silva has made up for it with physical strength and flexibility; Silva’s moves are also very diverse and unpredictable; Silva easily defeated the leader of the Phantom Troupe gang, as well as he took down a hybrid Chimera Ant with lightning speed that killed many 2.3-star Hunters with the snap of his fingers.
14. Maha Zoldyck
One of the legendary characters in the Hunter x Hunter universe is Maha Zoldyck. He is considered to be at the top when it comes to strength. Some even believe that whoever faced Maha in battle would not live to see the next day. Isaac Netero, the president of the Hunter’s Association and the strongest Nen user, was the sole survivor of the battle against Maha. This shows fans just how strong he is.
15. Alluka Zoldyck
Alluka Zoldyck is shown as the youngest child of House Zoldyck. Although in many people’s eyes, this girl is quite weak and cannot use Nen too much, behind it is a rather scary truth. Alluka was originally controlled by Nanika, a mysterious being from the Dark Continent who belonged to the Zoldyck dynasty. Alluka has grown to be a formidable force because of its strength. This little girl’s power was so terrifying that the whole family feared it would be wiped out instantly due to Nanika’s influence.
16. Kikyo Zoldyck
Kikyo Zoldyck is Silva’s wife and Killua’s mother, and she is also psychologically abnormal because she enjoys being threatened by Killua’s son. Kikyo is the owner of the Nen Manipulation type (based on 2004 data book information), but so far, Kikyo has not used his ability. Kikyo’s only attack is the rocket launch she uses to attack Canary. Before the Hunter Exam, Kikyo said she was attacked by Killua until she was injured, even though Killua couldn’t use Nen.
17. Milluki Zoldyck
Milluki Zoldyck is a Manipulator Nen user. However, we’ve never seen this ability since Milluki has never fought. Milluki’s skill was found to be his genius for video game problems, where he was able to analyze the contents of the game Save Island and create inventions such as the mosquito bomb and Killua’s yo-yo.
18. Kalluto Zoldyck
Kalluto Zoldyck uses the Manipulative Nen ability, her main weapon being paper. By placing a piece of paper on someone and creating that person’s paper doll, Kalluto can hear whatever that person is saying. Kalluto can also use confetti paper to tear his victims apart. Even the Ant warriors had to obey her paper dolls. Regarding skills, Kalluto admits she is far from the other Genei Ryodan members.
19. Killua Zoldyck
His family considers Killua Zoldyck the most skilled assassin in the Zoldyck family’s history because he has been groomed since birth to become a human weapon. He was the fourth most potent candidate when he first took the Hunter exam. His early training gave him superior skills in armed and unarmed combat, stealth methods, a high level of immunity to poison, and a high tolerance for electricity.
Razor has a lot of strength. Even hunters can be scared off by his aura. It is safe to infer that he is a formidable opponent who does not hesitate to use his vast might to smash his enemy, even though his skills in actual combat are unknown. Much Phinks, one of the Phantom Troupe, recognized his strength, and he and his allies decided to leave the island rather than confront him, suggesting that he might be even more powerful than they were.
21. Biscuit Krueger
Biscuit Krueger has made significant contributions in her area of expertise as a Two Star Treasure Hunter. She appears to be an expert on diamonds. She enjoys great respect inside the Hunter Association because she advanced to the fifth round of voting. She hasn’t fully displayed her power, yet even so, she was able to easily fight Binolt and Bara. Most of her adversaries frequently misjudge her because of her youthful appearance.
When specific conditions are met, Nanika can affix to another living thing and coexist inside their body, eventually taking control of them. He currently possesses the abilities of a young toddler. Alluka and Nanika have an empathic bond that enables Alluka to feel what Nanika is feeling. Her most notable talent, though, is the capacity for granting wishes, which the Zoldycks believe to be endless.
Komugi is a blind Gungi player who first appears in the Chimera Ant Arc. Komugi, who comes from a large family of twelve people in the Republic of East Gorteau, represented the nation for Gun-gi and turned pro in order to support his large family. Komugi is one of the few geniuses in Nen and can use it without prior training. But its use is limited to Gun-gi. She had set heavy expectations of never losing a game and even went so far as to promise to commit suicide if she lost a match.
24. Morel Mackernassey
Morel Mackernassey is demonstrated to be a good tactician and an experienced and resourceful combatant. In addition to using his Nen talents, he uses his pipe as a weapon in close quarters since, despite its weight, he can easily carry it with just one hand, thanks to how hard his body has been working. He always claims that his skills function best when used as a tool.
25. Lucilfer Chrollo
With a cool, handsome look that captivates many female fans when reading Hunter x Hunter, Lucilfer Chrollo should probably be on the list of the most popular characters in the series. Still, his strength is too formidable to watch. Usually, Lucifer easily defeats the top 20 Hunters without much effort. Lucifer’s ability to copy is considered one of the most difficult, just like you can own thousands of other people’s skills to save when needed; even those under and people around you also have to be careful.
26. Hisoka Morow
Like Lucifer, Hisoka Morow is one of the top favorite characters of Hunter x Hunter but possesses strength in a rather brutal way that makes everyone tremble. Hisoka’s devilish smile and uncompromising actions make his strength and reputation. His speed and aura are not as good as many others in this ranking, but he can think quickly and tactically and act quickly to make the enemy unable to react.
27. Feitan Portor
Feitan Portor, one of the physically toughest members of the Gen’ei Ryodan, is the fifth-strongest arm wrestler within the group. In the Ryodan, he demonstrates the fastest physical speed during the Yorkshin City massacre and his battle with Zazan. He could quickly build a wall of several afterimages, disappear behind an enemy, and noticeably enhance his speed. He is a great swordsman, as seen by his ability to successfully dodge most of Zazan’s swift hits.
28. Dog/ Cheadle Yorkshire
Cheadle Yorkshire has enormous control over his employees, political clout, and access to even the most sensitive information in his role as president of the Hunters’ Association. Although her combat prowess and Nen skills have not yet been disclosed, given that she is a Triple Star Slayer member of the Zodiacs, she undoubtedly possesses strong combat skills. However, Pariston publicly admits that Cheadle lacks the combat abilities required to serve as president during the decisive round of the 13th presidential election.
29. Dragon/Botobai Gigante
In addition to being a public prosecutor and a Triple-Star Terrorist Hunter, Botobai Gigante is an expert in military operations, law, and geopolitics. Sadly, the manga hasn’t fully explored Botobai’s potential. Being Chairman Netero’s partner in the fight, he has significantly greater combat skills and Nen control than the average Hunter. His skills may comprise direct strikes or simple defense as a part of the Dark Continent voyage’s defense team.
30. Ox/Mizaistom Nana
Mizaistom Nana is the most watchful, thoughtful, and morally upright of the Zodiac signs—befitting the black-and-white Ox. Mizaistom has a tremendous brain and deductive skills, given his rank as a Double-Star Crime Hunter. In his role as a Crime Hunter, Mizaistom not only practices law but also has a wealth of legal information. Mizaistom has a private security company, giving him control over his employees.
31. Horse/Saccho Kobayakawa
The quiet Saccho, designated Horse, exhibits intelligence-gathering skills that qualify him for inclusion in the Dark Continent expedition’s Intelligence Team. Saccho Kobayakawa‘s skills have not yet been made clear in the manga. However, Saccho must be a superb fighter to be Chairman Netero’s sparring partner. Saccho is a detective by profession and a Double-Star Problem Hunter. He is intelligent and has excellent observational abilities. Saccho probably combines his swordsmanship with his intelligence as a result.
Since Gel is a Poison Hunter, she is essentially biology, chemistry, and medical expert. Gel’s intellect is so strong that she can elaborate on the political ramifications of Beyond Netero’s actions in the Zodiac Succession Arc. Furthermore, Gel’s ability to threaten Pariston Hill, the story’s primary antagonist, in front of the other Zodiacs suggests that he may possess latent Nen abilities. However, her capacity to change her arm into a snake is the sole indication of her skills in the manga.
Because of her relaxed demeanor and bunny ears, Pyon is the cutest candidate for the Rabbit title. Behind this warm exterior, however, is a tech-savvy and direct Zodiac who has no qualms about using people to further her agenda. Sadly, the manga hasn’t yet shown her powers to their full potential. The fact that Pyon is a Zodiac and was once Netero’s sparring partner, however, indicates that Pyon possesses tremendous combat skills and control over Nen.
Cluck is a Flora/Fauna Team member on the Dark Continent expedition and goes by the name Chicken. Cluck is a Botanical Hunter who specializes in all things plant-related. Nevertheless, even though her attention to flora made her appear weak, Kanzai judged Cluck to be stronger than Knov and Morel, both Single-Star Hunters with illustrious statuses, because she was able to regularly battle Netero.
Kanzai distinguishes himself by having a temper that is uncontrollable and impulsive, befitting the Tiger moniker. Apart from that, Kanzai is dressed in a yellow baseball jersey and once fought alongside Chairman Netero; not much is known about him. Unfortunately, Kanzai’s complete talents are still hidden in the manga. Kanzai’s Nen most certainly has a connection to sports, given the theme of the series.
Ginta, known as the Sheep, possesses skills that make him a suitable addition to the Flora/Fauna Team of the Dark Continent expedition. Ginta should have exceptional combat abilities and Nen control, given his background as Chairman Netero’s partner in battle. Ginta can sprint very quickly for someone his size. Ginta must have a secret since Hisoka Morrow ranked him better than Kanzai & Pyon in Chapter 320, indicating that Ginta is a skilled tactician.
Saiyu has the outward aspect of a regular martial artist. However, to accurately describe the Monkey’s astronomical battle prowess, “normal” would be inaccurate. His role as Chairman Netero’s companion in combat should suggest extraordinarily impressive fighting skills. His participation in the Defense Team for the Dark Continent expedition exemplifies his combat-focused skills.
38. Nobunaga Hazama
Nobunaga Hazama is a skilled swordsman, and Killua admits that he could not possibly approach him without being severed in half. He hasn’t displayed much Hatsu, but his use of Nen suggests that he is skilled. When it took him to put his blade aside, he quickly decapitated Squala. In a matter of seconds, he was able to collide with Franklin.
39. Phinks Magcub
Phinks Magcub is the Phantom Troupe member with the second-highest physical strength behind Uvogin. He is also an expert at fighting without weapons and can take down opponents with only his hands. He seems to be a martial artist who specializes in discreetly and quickly twisting or cracking his adversaries’ necks. His skills have not yet been utilized to their maximum potential. He appears to be faster and more efficient in hand-to-hand fighting than Uvogin.
Since Shalnark was born in Meteor City, it is very difficult to get information on him because no database has ever been created to record his existence. Tenth in the Gen’ei Ryodan’s strength ranking, Shalnark is strong enough to defend himself in close quarters. Additionally, he is too intelligent to break into computers and give the Brigade information.
Uvogin has the most physical strength in the gang, and his preferred method of combat is close quarters. Even though he doesn’t like to admit it, he is strongest when fighting alongside others since he has someone to defend. His skin is so strong that he can withstand wounds from bullets, weapons, and even anti-tank missiles without suffering any harm. He exclusively uses strong blows, suggesting he is untrained in martial arts.
42. Bonolenov Ndongo
Bonolenov Ndongo fights fluidly and joyfully, playing music from holes in his body & evading opponent strikes. The “Bap” is renowned as the “dancing warriors,” so he must be skilled in battle. It’s unclear if he uses his boxing gloves for combat or only to hide the holes in his hands. He may have done this out of rage more than skill during his battle with the Chimera Ant because he waited for his adversary to become fatigued before dispatching him.
43. Shoot McMahon
Shoot McMahon has shown impressive physical combat prowess by taking on foes who are considerably stronger than he is, like Yupi, despite receiving fatal injuries. He lacks a lot of confidence in his ability, which makes him seem like a coward. But despite his injuries, which led to his quick defeat, he persisted in fighting the Royal Guard Chimera Ant, demonstrating his steely resolve and unwavering will.
44. Knuckle Bine
Knuckle Bine has demonstrated excellent physical combat abilities, being able to take on opponents who are much stronger than he is. The ability of it, known as Potclean, allows him to give his adversary additional hit credits. However, if Bine is hit very severely, he can reverse the hit credit, and the Nen ability would vanish. He could have defeated Gon in the fight with just two hits if it weren’t for his benevolence, which has frequently been cited as his worst flaw.
Leol has access to all the advantages of being of his race. He has powerful jaws, and a single bite from him can destroy the upper body of an adult female, thanks to his lion genes. Specialization is his nen type, and with Shaiapouf’s help, he just needed three days to become proficient in it.
Although nothing is known about his combat skills, Kortopi was the Phantom Troupe member with the lowest physical strength. His Nen talent was better suited for theft, distraction, and tracking than combat. He was a Conjurer by birth, and Kurapika admired his skill with this type. However, given that he never faced a tough foe and that Hisoka Morrow was able to kill him easily, it is clear that he was one of the group’s weakest members.
Pakunoda was a Specialization type Nen user who had the power to both ask precise inquiries and take memories from everybody she came into contact with. The Troupe mostly exploited Pakunoda’s abilities to obtain information. She was a crucial squad member despite having little fighting experience. Pakunoda may not be a great fighter in close quarters. Still, she is a formidable opponent thanks to her sharp intelligence, quick wit, keen intuition, and passionate commitment to Chrollo and the Troupe.
48. Franklin Bordeau
Franklin Bordeau, an emitter, has the power to instantly outnumber anyone with his nen bullets. Franklin is skilled at using Enhancer powers; thus, he also has great defenses. This isn’t a flexible ability, though. Someone like him would not survive a protracted encounter against a proficient Nen user unharmed. Franklin wouldn’t require more than a few seconds to be destroyed by the likes of Illumi or Hisoka.
49. Shizuku Murasaki
Shizuku Murasaki controls the Conjurer’s power. With the help of her Nen power, she can materialize a vacuum cleaner called Blinky that removes everything but living things and Nen objects. She used her skills to remove any leftover evidence the Troupe may have left behind. Shalnark claims that Shizuku’s talent is uncommon. During the Chimera Ant plotline, she dealt rather easily with some of the warriors of the Chimera Ant.
50. Machi Komacine
In addition to being extremely observant and battle-smart, Machi Komacine also possesses a multitude of uses for her nen skills. Machi’s Nen Threads allow her to change her physical body and heal severe wounds in a matter of seconds. She can also follow individuals across great distances. She has demonstrated her ability to attack enemies with her thread, slicing or strangling them and setting up traps and restraints. In Yorknew, she can control numerous bodies simultaneously rather than only use them as human shields or weapons.