Top 10 Strongest Hunter x Hunter Characters

This list may not be 100% right since we haven't seen the real power of every character.
The Top Ten
1 Meruem

He beat Netero EVEN THOUGH HE IS ONLY A NEW-BORN. He was only 40 DAYS old when he beat the man who spent more than a 100 years training with nen. Meruem didn't even have much experience or techniques, and still managed to tear Netero's arm and leg off. Netero was so desperate to win that he used a cheap trick to beat Meruem. It's like trying to beat an opponent during a chess game by slitting their throat off! Meruem is not physically stronger, but also wiser that the old man. He was willing to resolve the matter through diplomacy. He showed that wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Also, stop posting short, childish comments. Yeah, yeah- freedom of speech, but there's a mental limit to how much I can endure human irrationality and impatient idiocy.

You can argue that ging might be stronger but at this point I never heard confirmation on that. Also looking at how incredibly strong netero is and the kind of training that he had to go through to achieve his powers AND considering that ging is just 34 ys old makes it kind of hard to believe that ging is stronger than netero. Just because he travels around the Dark continent doesn't mean he fights everything he sees. He may have his own ways of surviving there.

*Ah-hem! * Netero is not just an "old man". He is the best Nen user in the world, even at such an old age. Actually, seeing such strength in him at such an age as 110 only implies how strong he really is. Meruem being able to not only defend against Netero's attacks, but also act on the side of offense shows just how powerful Meruem really is.

After-absorbing meruem could beat anyone, the poison bomb thing was just a cheap tactic so he couldn't take over the whole world. hisoka would EASILY be killed by meruem, chrollo would maybe have a small fight but also be easily killed.

2 Netero

Lets get real. I disagree with these rankings. Netero IS number 1. Hisoka might be stronger but we never saw Hisoka even hit 50% so how could we know? Side Note: I also think Killua is being undervalued in these rankings. Anyway, (1) Netero, then (2) Hisoka, then (3) Meruem. This isn't a list of who you like more, it is a list of the strongest. I can't put Hisoka at Number One because we don't know the full power of Hisoka, we just know it could be Number One. We saw what happened when Netero got serious against Meruem.

Netero needs to be #1 on this list. Although he couldn't beat Meruem straight up. He Used his wits to fight him in a location where the flower wold ultimately kill Meruem. He went into that fight knowing he wouldn't come out alive. And if you think about it he killed Meruem twice. because the aftermath of the flower poisoned him again as well as 2 royal guards. Even in death he was victorious. R.I.P Netero.

He said Pitou was stronger than him, and by extension I would consider the rest of the Royal Guard stronger than him too, though I admit this is highly debatable. Prime Netero would max out the Chimera ants though.

Netero should be second, couldn't beat Meruem without a suicidal bomb that poisons him therefore Meruem is stronger, yet Ging shouldn't be stronger than him.

3 Ging

He created Greed Island (with his friends). That would require an enormous amount of nen, creativity and leadership (which is also power).

He detects Pariston's plan to expose his powers, but easily dumped that on his face haha

He knows a lot, and he uses it to his advantage.

Great people skills - the leader of the greed Island team, he also bribed Beyond's personnel to become his subordinate showing how cunning and filthy rich he is.

He can simulate/copy anyone's powers.

He is bound to conquer that Dark Continent. For sure!

Side note:

Alluka has infinite powers but she's not a hunter.

Gon will equal his dad but he has to grow up first.

Created a world, outsmarts anyone, predicts everything, impossible to find, super powerful and possesses incredible knowledge about Nen furthermore he is considered to be among the best, if not the best, hunters of the present time whilst no hunter even knows the full extent of his powers. Finally Gin discovers and fights, constantly versus the unknown, across the world which may contain creatures and threats as powerful or even more powerful than Merumen. He is the living example of what a true hunter is supposed to be.

Ging from the list and as far he is the strongest character to be presented. We don't know who the other 4 of the top 5 are, so lets say he is the strongest as far as the story has gone.

1.- Said to be on the top 5. Not even Netero said something like he was in it otherwise Biscuit had said that Ging and Netero are in the top 5.
2.- Stated by Kaito to be the best hunter in his opinion, and that the best hunt was to hunt him since he is extremely hard to find, not even the Zodiacs can find him once he is gone.
3.- Has an equal status as Netero in the hunter association just as Kurapika said, there is no INFO from him in the network and no one can track him or know any information of him if you don't know him directly. All this even without being the president.
4.- Hizoka was searching for Ging using some kind of power to measure the power of each hunter, being the brother of Killua the strongest he saw. I think that if he saw Ging, his power would be 1 or even 0 since ...more

We still know very little about Ging's character, but we know he is one of the most powerful hunters to ever exist. And showing that he is essentially a celebrity to all hunters who aspire to be like him, we can assume he has an extremely strong aura more effective of any hunter we have heard of before.

4 Hisoka

I think Hisoka is Probably the strongest character in the series next to Meruem. Hisoka seems to have an ability to sense strength and potential. He only bothers fighting extremely strong opponents unless he has to because he's so powerful it's boring for anything less. He wanted to fight Netero. Felt like Chrollo, in the manga, knew Hisoka could beat him and ran off when he got his power back to setup the fight to ensure victory by borrowing 2 troupes abilities and choosing the location to his benefit. After this epic fight, which I hope becomes part of the anime soon, Hisoka realized his mistake letting Chrollo set the conditions of their fight and vowed not to make that mistake again. He understood that his confidence turned to arrogance and nearly cost him his life fighting a guy as strong as Chrollo he can't be that way.

Seems that Hisoka equals and might possibly be stronger than Chrollo. I dig Chrollo, but it seems Chrollo knew he might not beat him unless all the conditions were right. Hisoka realized the same thing after he was revived after their fight and basically vowed a rematch and the next time he won't give Chrollo or anyone else a "sporting" chance, because someone as powerful as Chrollo could beat him and I think Hisoka's ego got the best of him, which he clearly won't let happen again.

The thing about Hisoka is that "his true abilities have never been shown," even with Chrollo. The way the character is designed is a very cliche wild card trope, but for some reason most of the community can't see it; I.e. Hisoka is someone who the story sets up to fight an adult Gon, as possibly even a final challenge for said adult Gon, who we saw will be at least at Meruem's level. It's worth considering we also have no indication that he is power capped at any given point.

Hisoka is awesome, he is scary and we never see how strong he is. He can tell how strong someone is going to become just by looking at them. So, he saw what Gon would become when he grew up and wanted that challenge. That means transformed Gon is what Hisoka wants to fight.

5 Chrollo

Zeno was actually planning to sacrifice himself to kill Chrollo. That's how hard it was for TWO expert assassins to combat this Phantom Troupe member. Chrollo would have been defeated, but so would a Zoldyck family member. He is undoubtedly amazing. Why else would Hisoka be so interested in fighting him? Oh, and remember that Chrollo is a LOT younger than Zeno and Silva.

Seriously lower then Hisoka and Ging? This guy defeated hisoka with a game and he literally told him his abilities and was just beating him to much. As for the run away part he said that style matters to him more then the victory. Plus his full potential is still not explored. No one really knows how strong he really is and the writer has made that clear

This guy has who knows how many abilities in that conjured book of his. For all those people saying his victory against Hisoka was a fluke, Chrollo was simply using his powers and the setting to his advantage. He simply wanted a GUARANTEED victory. Hisoka is undoubtedly strong, but he is not as good as this monster.

In the manga his abilities are further expanded upon and frankly they are just broken. He can use any ability he has stole, which is tons. But it was recently revealed he can use to abilities at once. Making him one of the most adaptable fighters in the series, if not the most. Additionally these abilities are not confined to a single type like other nen artists, meaning he can be packing manipulation nen and still use transmutation nen just as effectively.

6 Neferpitou

Netero said Pitou was stronger than him internally, as opposed to when he was being humble in front of Knov and Morel out loud.

Gon had to nearly kill himself in order to gain enough power to own her. Plus, Netero himself said he thought she was stronger than his present form. Definitely above Netero (whom even Hisoka didn't think he could beat).

He is the next strongest after Mereum and that is for sure, Even Netero says that he can't beat him if they fought.
Gon beating him doesn't count as a win, as Gon is considered almost dead too at that point too.

Pitou is not normal, she was only a few days old and yet she was able to strike fear in Zeno and Netero. Her nen power is so powerful that Gon, Killua, and even Hisoka can't reach. Pitou is not the strongest but stands to be over Chrollo and just under Netero

7 Maha Zoldyck

Stronger than Isaac Netero at some point, However Isaac is claimed to HAVE BEEN the strongest at young age, leaves me to believe their battle was later in isaacs life? Currently probably not the strongest character, but at some point stronger than Isaac = at some point strongest character probably. Unless there was at the time of the fight someone unnamed stronger than Maha & Isaac.

Young Isaac was stronger than Meruem.

Maha is the strongest character introduced in the HxH universe so far...
Netero was praised for surviving a battle against maha (while netero was considered as the strongest man in the world-when he came down from the mountains). You should think that Netero in his prime was more that twice as strong as he was when he battled Meruem, so it could be said that Prime Netero's Zero hand, would have killed Meruem.

Maha Zoldyck... Even if we haven't seen him much at all doesn't prove a thing. He is emmensely powerful, as he is easily more powerful than Netero. And in my opinion, most likely more powerful than Meruem and Prime Netero.

He is less stronger than don but I would think that he could toy with meruem definitely stronger than netero as said by the creator. Nertero was a toy compared to maha.

8 Killua

Killua is far stronger then gon in terms of Strengh, skill, and speed if that was enough he has God speed.
Has a lot of potential. He definitely has the potential to surpass netero since killua has only been alive for 12 years... gon in his enraged state killua wouldn't stand a chance but in the end it will have to be a draw since no one to save him.

(Kinda spoilers)
While not the STRONGEST he is pretty strong. Right from the start of the show he was a trained assassin, but now he wields heavy yo yos that work with the fact he learned how to use lightning, not only that but now he has a technique called Godspeed that allowed him to hit Youpi several times due to being super fast. (Though a time limit). Not to mention immunity to poison.

Even thought he didn't pass the test the first time he is still the strongest character in hunter x hunter. He killed so many people but he is still the fastest, strongest, most amazing character in hunter x hunter. He killed a mass murder and took his heart out of his body.

Going by my understanding of how Godspeed works, he should be able to beat literally everyone except Post-rose Meruem, who is literally faster than you can think, and therefore the only character faster than Killua, Pre-rose Meruem, who can tank his attacks, and Youpi (probably Pitou too) who can tank his attacks.

9 Gon

No way he is the 8th most powerful hunter. He should be rank 4. With his potential he can probably beat Meruem. When he is angry he becomes more smarter and stronger. Killua should be 3rd because he also has potential and he is way smarter and stronger then Gon. But together GON and KILLUA could beat Meruem when they manage to master everything. They make a great team.

He has so much latent talent if he trained he'd be stronger than anyone else and that his technique is so adaptable it's pathetic. I would even be willing to say that Gon's technique is more adaptable than Hisoka's Bungee Gum.

Most people might think Meurum or even Netero is stronger than Gon. Well not necessarily, in the battle between Neferpotou and Gon, Gon transforms into a older version of him self because of his immense rage. Neferpitou describes that form strong or stronger than the king (Meurum) and it can be only be acheived by a really experienced individual.

Gon is fulled with potential. His father is possibly the strongest hunter alive right now and he destroyed Pitou with ease. The only people I can't see him beating (That are still alive) are Hisoka his dad Illumi and chrollo. I think he might be able to be killua

10 Zeno

Zeno, silva, and chrollo are on the same level. maybe chrollo kept up with both of them but think, not only ere they throwin blows for fun, they knew they wernt gonna get paid if they did kill him, plus none of them were trying but even so neferpitou couldn't keep up with zeno if he tried also think Netereo and meerum are only able to beat zeno

This Grandad owns. He barely uses any effort when fighting and is still stronger than most characters in the show

He is for sure the strongest in the Zoldyck Family and deserve to be in the top 5.

Stronger the Killua by miles. Slightly weaker than full power Chrollo (who is currently 4th)

The Contenders
11 Kurapika

Judgement chain can put restrictions for absolutely anything with the threat of their life, and can be put on anyone. Kurapika isn't #1 material (though he is my favourite), but I just don't get why he isn't at least top ten. Come on, if he were in the chimera ant arc, he could've completely wiped out Meruem with just one ability. He's also more intelligent than most other characters and I just don't get why Kurapika's not in top 10.

Anyone realized Kurapika's Emperor Time is very powerful since he will master all 6 categories of Nen.. I have a feeling he can take on all members of the Phantom Troupe alone.. And under certain circumstances, his Chain Jail is too powerful! Even Netero can be beaten if he's caught off guard.

The people who think Kurapika would only be powerful against the troupe are woefully incorrect. The only power that is restricted to the spiders is his chain jail.
The fact that he becomes a specialist with full control over every category of nen when he goes into Emperor Time is insane, and very powerful.

Against a member of the Phantom Troupe, Kurapikas rating blazes upwards. Kurapika should be in the top 1520 or so, but if say, he was battling a member of the Phantom Troup, like Feitan, who is currently number 8, I would say they are equal, more or less.

12 Feitan

Feitan's Pain Packer and Rising Sun can probably defeat Meruem if he deals Feitan enough damage. The only way Muruem could avoid Rising Sun is if he knew about it before. Rising Sun is most likely the strongest Hatsu in the entire anime if used correctly.

That dude can create a small sun by his own. What else do you need to prove that he should be in the top 10? He could kill all the phantom brigade members on his own with this attack.

Painpacker has many forms, it could be used to kill anyone. It gets more powerful as the damage on feitan increases, so the only way to beat him is to finish him off quickly. This is rather unlikely as he is quite fast

His rising sun ability nearly killed the entire phantom troupe and we haven't even seen his full power...

13 Silva Zoldyck

He is the king of all characters.He possesses tremendous physical strength, as demonstrated when he crushed Cheetu's head with a single punch, making a large crater. Killua mentioned that he could rip out somebody's heart so fast that the wound would not even bleed. He also has a strong resistance to poisons--not even the powerful poison on Chrollo's knife could have any effect on his body.

He is a Zoldyck family member, and also the head of the strongest group of assassins in the WORLD. It's obvious he is above both Killua and Gon.

Dude, get this one up. It's definitely higher then gon and killua. I thought it was the basis of the strongest character, not the famous ones.

I'm comparing Silva to the characters above him in this ranking. I think he can beat or has an equal power with Neferpitou. Up for Silva.

14 Menthuthuyoupi

He should be way higher than this. Killua, Knuckle, Shoot, Morel, and Meleoran all fought him and they still couldn't take him down. The only reason he died was because he was diseases because he saved Meruens life.

The strongest Royal Guard, he could not be overpowered.

It took Killua, Knuckle, Shoot, and Morel beat this brute.

15 Alluka Zoldyck

When she's used by somebody else, she's just the most powerful character ever. However, that makes her more of a powerful weapon, rather than a powerful character, since she needs to depend on someone else to use her powers.

Alluka cause she can kill anybody lucky for her Killua is a great brother and honestly if Alluka went to a killing monster she would be on top thank fully she isn't cause if she is she would be a straight up killing machine.

She is a little girl and isn't aware of her powers yet. If she was possibly older she would be higher up but she's just like the death note she needs someone to use her to be strong

This girl is scary strong! Just look at her face! You know she isn't a normal child when you see her face.

16 Illumi

Don't see enough of illumi to truly understand his power. He should in top 10 at least. You can tell how powerful he is by the way killua reacts to him. Killua is his brother do he knows how strong he is, and killua is pretty fearless.

There is no way Killua is stronger than Illumi. He says he will kill Hisoka and Hisoka isn't someone you should mess with like than. Remember episode 19? Killua was scared so much from this guy. Illumi should at least be seventh.

People don't think of him as a strong character 'cause he doesn't show his real strength! I'm pretty sure that this guy is as strong as( or even stronger than) hisoka!

Hisoka has a clear respect for Illumi which wouldn't be there if Illumi isn't insanely powerful. He is at the very least on Hisoka's level.

17 Shaiapouf

He's a royal guard, what is he doing here so low, he should be at least top 10, definitely stronger then Hisoka and Gon & Killua he could even probably beat Pitou if it came down to it.

How is Leorio higher than the Royal Guard?

Y r people sleeping on Pouf? He is so strong, the only thing is he is way too loyal, however that loyalty also makes him one of the strongest in my opinion

18 Razor

He broke Hisoka's fingers and destroyed his bungee gum just by throwing a volleyball at him and his power was split between the 14 devils. If he is at full power and going all out in combat he would destroy, I mean his mere presence scared the phantom troupe.

If you have read and watched hunter x hunter well, you would know that Razor is at least more powerful than hisoka.

It took three of the strongest characters to just catch a ball he threw!

19 Tonpa

His extra layers of fat allows him to defend against most attacks easily.

I'm convinced he's not human, maybe a god, but that's underestimating still.

Goku is trembling

It's the rookie crusher an absolute honor just to compliment this complex and beautiful tank

20 Kite

I believe Kite deserves a top-ten spot. He has such a crazy yet wonderful nen ability that we only saw a little of (Crazy clown), although it's random, he managed to amaze us with only 3 of what his lucky slots can provide: Grim Reaper's dance with his fearful scythe, the rifle as a quick and practical weapon, and last but not the least the ability to survive even the most cruel situations (ex: fighting a royal guard with only one arm), which is an ability in his lucky slots that we don't know much about except that it helped him survive his deadly fight with pitou (although it came with a cost)...All that, and we just know 3 or 4 of his slots (if we counted the mace), it thrills me to think of what the remaining 5 slots could possibly have.

This dude is strong as hell. You're telling me a blind girl who doesn't even fight is stronger than him? Psh. He destroyed a squad leader ant with ease, destroyed almost two whole squads with ease. I would say he's right below the royal guards, but slightly above Zeno. All in all, he definitely is not #21st place.

Ok let's be honest, if you got your arm chopped off would you be able to defend yourself against a royal guard? Let alone the strongest one? And after the fight keep her so intrigued that she wants to fight you again? This guy did.

How do you get your arm chopped off and still defend you must care to save the world that much, Which makes you powerful mentally. But physically I do not understand you.

21 Biscuit Krueger

Gon's and Killua's teacher in the greed island arc. She was able to easily defeat and opponent that took both Gon and Killua a whole day to conquer.

Are you guys serious?
Biscuit is as stronger as youpi..
According to the official chart of togashi, she's ranked top 5 just below netero and the three royal guards!
This voting is very wrong!
I think they're voting their favorites not the real thing!

Get this girl up, stop voting for famous characters. Vote for the strong ones.

Because he strong

22 Beyond Netero

Surpassed Netero some years ago.

Stronger than Netero, his father.

23 Pariston Hill

Pariston is arguably one of the most intelligent characters of the series. He managed to rank first in all but one round of the election and eventually win the chairmanship, calculating every step from the very beginning. Pariston's abilities are yet to be revealed, but having been chosen as part of the Zodiacs, Vice-Chairman of the Hunters Association and a Triple Star Hunter, plus having joined Beyond Netero's party, he must be a capable and most likely a powerful Nen user. Despite often commenting on how weak he is, he actually has enough confidence in his strength to covertly threaten Cheadle, menacing he would seriously "make fun of her" if she were to create a boring Hunter Association. Furthermore, Ging speculated that he wanted to make the area still filled with Chimera Ants his own "playground".

24 Leorio

He's a king and he deserves everything he wants!

Because leorio is jesus

Vote to number 1

25 Botobai

Closest to Netero in ability.

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