Top Strongest Hunter X Hunter Characters

This list may not be 100% right. Since we haven't seens the real power of every character.

The Top Ten


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.

How can anyone NOT vote for Meruem?! I mean, it's not even something you can have an opinion about...Post-bomb Meruem only dies because of the poison, otherwhise nobody could've killed him in any way and I think that's objective


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.

Netero should be higher. During his prime he was stated to be the #1 best nen user in the entire world! And even in his old age he was still incredibly powerful, he isn't feared or respected by many for nothing.

Netero Really Deserves To Be In Number 1 Or in 2 Spot. He is the only man which made mereum in to fear of death and changed his perspective. Because of netero mereum and 2other royal guard died in to that poisonous.


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.

In anime when netero mentioned there are people who can defeat Meruem they showed Ging. He is also mentioned to be one of the 5 strongest nen users.

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


First of all, Hisoka's adaptability and talent is scary, he was able to easily grab Togari's(former Hunter examiner) quickly master the usage of spinning knives, besting a expert who trained for one year mere seconds after their battle started.
Also dodged continuous attacks from Gon without making a step, Hisoka is very unpredictable character in which the viewers have seen multiple ways Hisoka has defeated opponents: brute strength, trickery, strategy, intellect and adaptability to use his abilities in different situations, there are more abilities that will shown for when Hisoka fights stronger opponents as this fits with his personality Hisoka finds fighting fun with opponents that he likes to face thus not needing to reveal all his ability - like a magician

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.

Hisoka may not be the strongest physically or mentally but it's his capability to be willing to do anything to kill his opponent.Furthermore his very scary attitude when he gets excited because of a strong opponent weirds out many individuals.If you read the manga you would realise he gets killed but then is revived stronger and kills the phantom troupe.Giving him a strong and lethal aura.


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.

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.

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.

Took two expert assassins, with one willing to sacrifice himself, to beat him... except he wasn't even trying then. Has the ability to steal peoples abilities so we don't know what he's packing. And commands the phantom troupe so he has got to be powerful


his nen can regenerate nearly any wound so you have to do an instant kill which is still very hard because she's so strong!
not even gon!

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).

I love that comment that says "Gon beat her" ignoring how it was a one-time-only attack that Gon will never use again. Normal Gon is leagues below Pitou.

Look Gon and killua have no way to beat her he should at least be above then Gon only won by sacrificing his nen Netero said she was stronger than him too.


(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.

Killua is smart and adapts to any situation. Having to be born in an assasin family hindered him and helped him in certain situations for combat, he was always taught to escape and give up easily if felt weaker than aponent which means he over thinks a lot but he was taught to be silent, fast and effictive with his moves so there is always upsand downs

Killua is by far my favorite character he has been through so much at such a young age but is extremly strong and maybe even stronger than Gon

Killua keeps things cool and calm but he is a very rapid learner and will be stronger than Maha And Zeno Zoldyck

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.

Killua is strong I mean the guy's been trained to kill people since the moment he was born and as stated by the other members of the zoldyck family Killua has the greatest potential in centuries of the Zoldyck family to become a great assassin,but Killua ditched that idea and went to train wit Gon with I personally think makes him incredibly powerful. On top of that He has great healing and nen abilities.


Okay so the person that said "I'm not saying Gon is better than Killua nor that Killua I better than Gon" Okay first that article is just no cause they didn't point out that Gon didn't have parents in the first place and that he just lived with his grandma and aunt. I believe Gon is stronger than Killua and yes this is a article too let people know. Just because they seem powerful doesn't mean they are. Okay lets get with the skills first, okay so lets start with Killua. Okay so Killua is a very fierce character he seems so "Powerful" by the comments but you will see that he doesn't really have experience. I don't mean that he is tortured or that he's family is a rich assassin family I mean combat skills. I mean like all the moves he has shown in the series are just fancy tricks and no I'm not saying Gon has more moves but I'm saying that Killua is just taught but Gon on the other hand learned from himself and yes he trained but he wasn't taught by family he taught himself he and was ...more

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.

Depends what Gon we're talking about here. Transformation Gon would definitely deserve to be here but I don't know about young Gon.

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.

Maha Zoldyck

He should be #1 on the list as Netero was the only one to survive a fight with him zeno even said "He's the only man to fight my grandpa and survive."

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.

Disregarding things like alluka/nanika and things from the dark continent, maha is probably the most powerful character (in his prime at least) as he was older than netero and still stronger than netero (prime), so the only characters who even have a chance at comparing are meruem (also but logic gone berserker form as he was said to be equal to the king) and possibly characters who's limits have yet to be seen, such as beyond netero (isaac's son), ging, and paristan.

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.


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

For sure stronger than Killua and Gon, in terms of experience, power, and nen knowledge and skills

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

The Contenders


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

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.

This guy needs to be in the top ten I mean even sphinks told everyone to runaway or they would surely be dead...INSTANTLY... perhaps it's a far fetch but I can totally see him holding his own against a royal guard such as poof or youpi

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.


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.

He literally outsmarted chrollo, is way smarter than gon and killua. His problem is that he gets a bit too reckless when it comes to spiders but other than that he should be 1st or 2nd at least

Kurapika's Emperor time is the coolest of the nen abilities in the series. He also is the ONLY character thus far, who falls under two different type of nen. The Chain Jail alone is OP - it would even be more OP if he could also use it against non-Phantom Troupe members (Since it'll take physical strength to break free -most if not all characters from HxH don't have that "abnormal" physical strength without nen. If one gets captured by it the fight is BASICALLY OVER.)

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.

Silva Zoldyck

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.

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.

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.


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.

What!? he's a royal guard, no human can match him, why is he so low!


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.


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!

Are u insane razor needs to be at least 6 he's stronger than hisoka


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.

Legends say he fought off all three royal guards with his ballsack alone

His belly bounce lets him have strong leaping powers


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.

His crazy slots is not very convenient but is still very powerful given he receives a RIGHT WEAPON.He can give a good fight to hisoka and probably defeat him too.We also see that most people either break(Knov)or get afraid to the point of pissing in their pants when they sense the aura of pitou but kite was only alarmed but did you see the look on his face even when his arm was cut off? I LOVE THIS GUY!


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

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.

Come on, this one deserves to be at least on top 10

How is Leorio higher than the Royal Guard?

Alluka Zoldyck

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

She had an incredibility that train up gon and killua to make strong to defeat oponent

Because he strong


Because leorio is jesus

Leorio is better then Tonpa what the heck

Leorio Just because he has a big dick

Vote to number 1

Beyond Netero

He was only a kid when he went to the dark continent yet he made it back alive. His father Issac Netero once said that there are 5 people in the world (I suppose he didn’t include the dark continent ) that are stronger than he is and without a doubt Beyond is one of them. I have to admit that Meruem is one of the strongest characters ever seen on this series/Manga since all he has to do is eat and he’ll get stronger however his mom obviously came from the dark continent and unlike him some others of his kind (Chimera Ants) actually stayed alive and had more enough food and yet when Beyind went to the dark continent he fought them and survived. Not only that but he still wants to go back there. I’m not saying Meruem is weak because let’s be real no one is that stupid. However all I’m saying is that Beyond is stronger.

Surpassed Netero some years ago.

Stronger than Netero, his father.

He may outgrow his father

Illumi Zoldyck

Illumi doesn't even try with opponents that are difficult to others. He smart, his nen ability is to far looked over, and the fact that he gets the respect from his father and grandfather. Plus chrollo hired him cause he knew he would get the job done. And if your someone that the mad man Hisoka looks to as a friend your pretty powerful.

Should be higher, in the anime he threaten to kill hisoka and hisoka said he was kidding.

Who is this again?

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".

The rival of Ging(currently for me the strongest nen user alive) but Ging,Hisoka and Pariston all hide their power so if ging and hisoka are up there Pariston should be there too. I say mid 1-10 range

Does anyone realise that his name is an anagram for Paris Hilton(almost)

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