Best Hunter x Hunter Characters

Vote your favorite character of Hunter X Hunter saga.

The Top Ten

Killua Zoldyck

Honestly, I relate more to Killua than to Gon since I know what it is like to have a family who forces their expectations to you and the struggle to not feel lonely. Also, his character development is one of the best in all of anime and even world literature. He goes from lonely, lost and broken to empathetic, compassionate and altruistic kind of person. Honestly, dare I say he is heroic and out of all the characters in Hunter x Hunter, he's the closest one to becoming the ideal hero. And while Melody says that Leorio has the most beautiful heartbeat, I think at the end of the 2011 version of HxH, he'd be at the same level as him, if not greater.

OK, DO I SERIOUSLY NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY I VOTED FOR HIM? It's obvious but it's worth explaining. First off, his background story. He started off as a boy who had no idea what his purpose was. He was confused —which makes this character even cuter jsfhjchfjfhf—. His story made me realize that being powerful and stuff isn't all that great, there's always a reason why they're that powerful. For Killua, what made him a powerful character was through being tortured, being exposed to electricity, forced to drink poison, and more since birth, he was basically forced to risk his life. Even now, I'm still amazed by how he even survived (I mean, if he didn't then the show would be weird). Next is his abilities. The ability to produce electricity and to control lightning using Nen is incredible. In all seriousness, I don't know how to express how impressed I am through text, like, IT'S AMAZING! Like what the pro hunters thought, "His childhood must have been hell", WELL GUESS WHAT? Him being ...more

Perfect character in every manner possible. One of the most well-written character with the most complex background and story in the entire series, as well as notable character development.

From the lost kid, to a loving friend, to finally a character who came into his own. Not to mention how real he feels, with realistic fears, reactions, and everything. He's not perfect, he has his own flaws as a human,and he struggles hard to overcome them-- and that's what makes him perfect as a character.

Okay okay. I mean Killua is a very strong character but I would say that too Gon too. Okay so killua has shown very impressive combat skills and he is very powerful but what he doesn't have is kindness. Well he is kind too Gon and kurapika and other characters but that is further in the story I mean when it first started. Okay so if you saw the anime you saw that he was just a oridinary guy at first but once you get deeper in the story you will see that he is a killing wreck. I do like Killua but whenever he is alone he acts destent and not really much of a "nice guy" oh and let me tell you about his family cause that family is a wreck! I truly love Killua but his family is not much of a family. This seems like a hate article and not some cheery paragraph but I just wanted to point this out.


His dedications and morals shine red like his scarlet eyes. The most BADASS character all around and possess the the coolest abilities in the whole show. A shame that he is gone for last half of the show and his abilities are limited to Phantom Troupes...

Morals? I hope it's a joke. He dedicated his whole life to pursuing vengeance and he was nowhere in sight at the hospital when Gon was dying in his hospital bed. Brr

I think kurapika is the best character in hunter x hunter, he's really strong because of how he is a specialist when his eyes turn scarlet. I just think him and leorio need more screen time to prove that they are actually really amazing people. His revenge story is awesome, and the fact that he is losing his life to kill the spiders is incredible

Kurapika is the boss sure I like killua because of his sexy...nothing.Kurapika is the reason why I liked hunter x hunter.Gon maybe is the real reason why but kurapika is my huge crush in the entire anime series his adorable smart skilled and very loyal as usual also good looking kind hearted man except when his eyes turn scarlet eyes.He was my favorite character.Killua almost made it but kurapika will always be my #1 crush!

Pika should be higher than Killua, it's just that he doesn't get as much attention and doesn't appear as often as Killua does, and as funny as Killua-Gon moments get, Kurapika-Leorio humour is much better. I wish there was more Kurapika, and I was honestly just so bored of Gon and Killua some times that I almost ditched the anime.


He is my favorite. I love that he is like both villain and friend. He helps out Gon during the Hunter exam and helps Kurapika by telling him about the Phantom Troupe. However, he helps Illumi try and steal Alluka to kill her since they are good acquaintance's or friends. Hisoka is my most favorite. Especially in the musicals.

Hands down the most intriguing antagonist in the show and maybe in Shōnen. He demands your attention every time he is on screen

Hands down best character and thing about the show! If it wasn’t for him the show would by far be way lower on my anime favorites list

Hisoka sends a vibe down my back whenever he appears in the anime, causing me to want to watch more. It gets me hyped whenever I see him battle. He's both strong and knowledgeable... He's awesome! It's interesting how he wants to kill Gon, but at the same time he'll help Gon in certain times of need, in a way, it makes him kind... I guess. Hisoka wins as one of my favorite characters.

Gon Freecss

I like his role in The Chimera Ant Arc, and he's just all around likable and an interesting spin on the typical shonen protagonist.

Gon is my favorite Hunter x Hunter character and will always be. With his determination to improve and his effort, he became a character of great admiration of mine. In addition to his immense cuteness, he has a friendly and sympathetic attitude towards everyone he ends up knowing, opposite to what many people say about him, of just being nice to people who would be "useful" to him (hate this: b). I love your relationship with Killua and I hope Alluka leaves him just so they can be together again. The friendship between them is very beautiful and I always go to tears when Killua thinks Gon as best friend and the protagonist too. Just too much for me lol. Another point for me to like Gon is his lively and enthusiastic personality, which makes me love him even more. One moment that changed his reputation was the time of the Ant Chimera, where he showed the dark part of his being, making him even more human! He may have had a giant emotional outbursts, but this was due to the death of ...more

I can relate to Gon when it comes to personality, I'm selfish,I'm childish, I'm stupid, and a lot more. Gon is just the best character for me no matter how much someone tries to convince me why this character is terrible and I should like this one better. That one episode in the Chimera Ant Arc was amazing, it truly showed that even the nicest and most friendly characters that would just hurt an opponent rather than kill them showed their dark side that was hiding inside them all this time waiting to be released. I also like the Killua X Gon ships, don't bother asking why, their friendship is just so adorable

Gon is an amazing character! He may be selfish at times but that's how he is. I like how kind he is and he's an adorable cinnamon roll. I love his relationship with Killua. They both help each other in the good times and bad times. And besides, if he weren't here, Killua will never had made a friend, Leorio wouldn't have passed, Kurapika would have never meet them and become friends with them. Gon is a perfect example to a best friend. His smile is the light to the darkness! He's just that loveable


I really do love Pitou. I wish she didn't have to die. I liked her personality, it was like a real cat lol. She was usually very happy and content, and in a good mood (at first at least) and I don't know I just love her. She also had some great character development and was the most loyal character in the show. I hope she comes back somehow =(

One of the most powerful characters in the series and was incredibly cute too. Such a shame she had to die but I will say that she did deserve it.

So cute and I also like how she was becoming good showing that everyone can change. Too bad she died instead of being fogiven. I hope she comes back by either being revived by someone or by self recovery. It will be a good opportunity to have Gon and Kite forgive her and have Gon undo his darkest moment.

Out of all the ants aside from meruem, she had the most development. I honestly felt like her arc wasn’t over when Gon killed her. She clearly didn’t want to kill Gon, but she thought it necessary for her king. She actually felt empathy for Gon when he realized kite died. Not to mention she’s pretty badass overall


How this guy went from a mindless killing machine to barely even wanting to fight Netero and wanting to protect and love a human is the work of the gods.

Without a doubt the best character. Despite being a villain, he got what I'd consider the best character development in the series, and you really sympathize with him.

My favourite villain in anime and by far my favourite character in Hunter x Hunter!

He was my favorite character ever since he was born in episode 91. Villains always somehow become my favorite character. Like, in Dragon Ball Z how vegeta got introduced.

Great psychological evolution of the character, I nearly cried when he died as a human and not as a ant.

Kuroro Lucifer

The charisma that he has and mystery of Chrollo's past are enough to draw anyone's attention. And his quest for finding his purpose of life is straight up relatable. Definitely one of the best anime villains.

I'm voting for Chrollo (Kuroro) because the first time I saw him, he was just so handsome! I like his other hairstyle than his regular one, but all in all, Chrollo's my second favorite character in the Hunter x Hunter series.
-Sylvia Takashi

Chrollo is mesmerizing. I remember falling for him the first time I laid my eyes on him. his mysterious aura is so alluring and he just got that charming and charismatic way of talking. he is so damn fine

Fell for him when he changed his hairstyle.

Leorio Paladinight

I think Leorio should be a bit higher on this list. Throughout the series he's been and Gon, Killua, and Kurapika's side when they needed it the most and deeply cares about them like family. Hell, Leorio went and punched Ging in the face because he was such a father. Although he's not the strongest, he's a great character all and all.

The reason I liked him was he was honestly he was very relatable. He didn't have any combat powers (that he used in combat) so he was much more like an average guy. I also empathized with his actions like when he punched Ging.

Leirio is a different kind of character than the rest of the main cast. Even though he mostly contributes comedy to the show, he’s really kind and helps the rest of the characters rather than being jealous of them because of their combat skills. He’s very relatable and has a good role in the story.

I really do just like him, maybe one of the best characters

Ging Freecss

The most brilliant character, the smartest in Hunter x Hunter series

He so mysterious that's made him look cool

Role-model parent right here.

Best Character for me..


Absolutely savage, going from a kind and clever teacher into a warrior so powerful to fight the unbreakable Mereum and actually damage/semi stand up to for a few minutes (nobody else even pulled off one second) anyway, Netero, he’s inspirational.

His Nen was very unique, and the fact that he'd still pulled his weight with an OP villain. Most unique character of the show and has some of the best quotes too.

I really like how he seems to be a nice mentor, but then is basically just as bad as hisoka.

Badass old man, nothing more to say

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

Biscuit Krueger

At first I thought Biscuit was gonna be “one of those girls”. The type who’s weak and frail naive and acts as if her existence is necessary. The type that has no interesting characteristics and is only liked for being cute. I thought she was gonna be saved by Gon or Killua and they’ll have some sort of love triangle. Now that was stupid of me. I underestimated HXH for a sec, and I came to realize that a well written anime girl can be created and that Gon and Killuas friendship is FOR REAL. I never would’ve thought that she was actually strong, and that she would teach them!? That was insane. I thought that having a girl character was unnecessary, but I came to realize that she’s like a mother to them and that was it. I enjoyed her screen time. She was pretty cool and actually had something that consists of her besides her cute looks. She’s a badass, and I like her a lot.

Smol bisky is cute
Buff bisky is badass
And bisky overall is really a great character! The best female character and the best mom!

Biscuit should be number one! She's one of the strongest characters in the entire series, both in personality and fighting skill.

She's so cute but she is also really strong


He left a huge impression on me. Super strong and had helpful abilities. He's down for the cause

I just love him.


Temporary leader of the Phantom Troupe is absolutely terrifying in terms of combat ability, techniques, speed, and power. All of his observed skills were considered rusty and short of his maximum potential. Additionally, he is a Transmitter that demonstrated only 2 hatsu abilities of incredible force. Implying that he has multiple forms and abilities, he is more than formidable. His pain packer was a conjuration hatsu (80%) and the Rising Sun ability uses emission and transmutation (60 and 100% respectively). Finally, as an additional testament to his foundation in Nen, his skills in Ko, Zetsu, and Shu are masterful.

One of the most intriguing and well-written characters of the anime. I simply love Feitan. He's bloody brilliant.

His so amazing, His lack of speech leads me to wonder what his thinking. His Combat skill is like nothing I’ve ever seen before in any other anime, His such an amazing charecter and brings a chilling touch to the whole anime, Along with Hisoka. I’d really like to see them in a one to one combat fight

Feitan is the prince of darkness in Hunter x Hunter.

Alluka Zoldyck

Cutest ... and ‘kindest’, if you have watched the anime.. you will know.. remember ? When killua explained how she never asks for a favour if we order her..
well duh.. this is far enough to know her.. that she is the kindest

I find her so adorable. She seems like a good person when you get to know her.

She is cute ,but scary. I like People like her

Cutest little cinnamon roll ever

Chrollo Lucilfer

Love his ability and he's just all around cool


He is a really interesting character and I hope we see more of him in the future especially since we don't actually see him in a lot of fights and can't see his true potential. But he is the strongest out of the Zoldyck family children and Hisoka rated him a 95 given that Hisoka considered himself 100, so I suppose he has a lot of potential as a fighter.

At first seemed like an okay character then he got really interesting (I love his face)

He's hot but I don't know what he does beyond the symbolism of opressive family ties. I like when he goes to bed

Lol! Strange in his love for Killua, sort of like Itachi.

Kaito KAITO is a humanoid persona voiced by a singing synthesizer application developed by Yamaha Corporation using their new Vocaloid singing synthesizer technology under the codename of "Taro".

Kaito used his singing skills to help defeating The Ant King

Is he in the anime? Oh well.

God bless his heart

He is a good guy


Kind of neato despite being the least most interesting spider design wise. He almost feels like the sudo-boss.

Phinks is very cool

Big daddy energy


Definitely my favorite female character. I wish she had a bigger role but I always love the side characters.

She is not as strong as other but I found her interesting, specially when she stitch Hisoka's arm.

She is cool, pretty and smart. I'm not suprised that Hisoka asked Her out

I wish she had a bigger role


Biggest troll in the series

His so funny

I lovehate him


I actually loved Ponzu’s character and she deserved a fair bit more screen time and definitely did not deserve to die the way she did.

They should not have killed her of. At the very least they should have brought her back somehow.

She was too underdeveloped. If she had been around more she would have been great.

Why didn't she get reincarnated? I nearly cried when I saw her die.

Nobunaga Hazama

He's a cool octopus

he's hot

Don’t call him an octopus


Badass with an awesome ability

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