Hunter × Hunter: Does Killua Die? Here’s What Happened!

Hunter × Hunter: Does Killua Die? Here's What Happened!

Killua Zoldyck is one of the protagonists of Hunter × Hunter. And while the story is definitely focused on Gon Freecs, the protagonist, Killua, has, over the years, become so popular that he managed to overshadow Gon in the eyes of many fans. Out of all the Hunter × Hunter characters, Killua is definitely one of the more interesting, and he genuinely has one of the best stories in the whole manga. In this article, we will refer to the most recent events surrounding Killua’s story and reveal to you whether he died or not.

As has been officially confirmed, Killua Zoldyck is still alive in Hunter × Hunter. And while he did come close to dying, especially in the infamous Episode 100 of the anime series, Killua Zoldyick does not die. He is alive and well as of the current chapters of the ongoing manga. Since the manga is not over, we do not know at this time whether Killa will survive the series until the end.

The remainder of this article will give you a detailed overview of Killua Zoldyck’s story, as it happened on the pages of the Hunter × Hunter manga. You already know what happened and how it happened, so we will just bring you the details, so you know the whole context. Be careful, though, as the article will contain many spoilers, so if you don’t know all the details, be careful how you approach the text.

What happens to Killua Zoldyck in Hunter × Hunter?

Killua is the third son of the most renowned assassin family in the world, the Zoldycks. Seen from birth as a great talent, Killua has already experimented with various assassination techniques, even though he is only young age. For his accomplishments in work, he is seen as one of the greatest assassins the family has ever produced.

From an early age, Killua was forced to train very hard by swimming in electrified pools and participating in the Celestial Tower tournament at just six years of age. However, bored and tired of killing, Killua unexpectedly rebels against his family. He injured his mother and older brother, leaving the Zoldick estate on Mount Kukuruu to take the exam to become a Hunter. During the exam, he meets Gon, who will become his best friend, although Killua initially sees them as rivals.

Thanks to Gon’s company, Killua will be able to overcome his killer instincts (caused by a life spent training to kill) and will be able to integrate perfectly into the group with Kurapika and Leorio. It will be precisely the last remnants of these homicidal instincts that will not allow Killua to pass the exam to become a hunter in the same year as Gon due to the killing of the candidate Bodoro. This unexpected gesture was the only way for Killua to satisfy the requests of his brother Illumi, that is, not to obtain a hunter’s license until the family or himself approved it.


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Arriving at his house, Killua is punished for fleeing from his father’s house by his brother Milluki. Later he will clarify with his father by obtaining the power to live his life as he pleases as long as he never betrays his friends, especially Gon. He then goes with Gon to the Celestial Tower. Thanks to their physical abilities, they quickly climb the floors of the Arena. Once they reach floor number 200, however, they are forced to learn nen to continue. Here they will meet Wing, who will teach them the basics.

Once the adventure at the Celeste Arena is over, the boys decide to stop in Gon’s homeland for a while. Once there, Gon and Killua learn of the existence of a video game called Greed Island through a tape left by their father to Gon. Precisely for this reason, the young man is sure that by finding a copy of the game, he will also find his father or at least clues, and the two begin to inquire about how to obtain a copy. Thanks to his brother Milluki, Killua discovers that some copies of the game will be put up for sale at the annual York Shin City auction. The two boys thus decide to go to York Shin to earn money necessary for the purchase.

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Here the two meet Leorio again and are put on the trail of the Ghost Brigade. The three manage to find two members of the organization. Still, Gon and Killua, in an attempt to follow them, are captured and taken to the organization’s hideout to be questioned about Kurapika. While unable to obtain information, Nobunaga, one of the members, shows interest in the two and proposes to Gon to join the Brigade by replacing the now-deceased Uvogin, but the two manage to escape. Gon and Killua later help Kurapika capture the leader of the Brigade, Quoll.

Gon and Killua later manage to venture into Greed Island, a magical video game that “sucks” the players’ bodies into it, on behalf of the billionaire Battera. It is later revealed that the game takes place on an island in the real world and was created by very powerful nen users, including Gon’s father. Greed Island is based on a complex card game to collect one hundred of them. Within the game, Gon and Killua are joined by Biscuit Krueger, an expert user of the nen, who will continue the training with Gon and Killua.

While Gon and Biscuit wait for him on the island, Killua passes the exam at the following session. This time it is a simple formality. In fact, he is the only one to pass the first test of the exam by beating all the other examinees. The former also constitutes the only test of the session, as President Netero, knowing Killua’s abilities, instantly promotes him. Back on Greed Island, after having defeated together with Gon and Hisoka, Razor, a friend of Gin, manages together with Gon and Biscuit to eliminate the threat of the Boomers and thus finish the game.

Following Kaito’s death, he and Gon train at Biscuit to defeat Knuckle and Shoot, two students of Morau, and return to Neo Green Life with Palm, a student of Nobu. The opponents turn out to be stronger than expected, and, despite sustained hard training, Gon and Killua are defeated. Subsequently, Killua faces Leol’s division and manages to defeat many chimera ants spreading panic among the enemies, but in the end, he faints from his injuries and is rescued by the chimera ant Calamaro, whose life he had previously saved. Reunited with the others, he participates in the assault on the palace of the chimera ants.


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During the battle, he realizes that he cannot reason with Gon, is blinded by hatred, and is driven away from the latter. He later saves Knuckle’s life against Youpi before the latter kills him and engages in a brief fight with the royal guard using the Kanmuru, managing to overwhelm the opponent until the electric power runs out, forcing him to retreat. He then protects Komugi against Pouf’s clone and destroys it using electricity that burns its cells. Later, he tries to reach Gon to save him from himself, shocked by his friend’s change.

When Pitou’s nen maneuvers the body of the chimera ant to kill Gon, Killua manages to push his friend away in time to avoid a fatal blow but fails to save his right arm. At the end of the fight, Killua drags the dying Gon to the hospital, where he is attached to a machine that barely keeps him alive. After the victory against the chimera ants, it is urgent for him to choose a new president for the association, given the sacrifice of Netero. Killua, however, will be busy rescuing Gon.

Despite the best Nen experts, dino Gon a doomed. Killua knows a way to completely save Gon: his little sister Alluka (endowed with a particular power), even if he will have his brother Illumi at his feet, eager to appropriate Alluka for his selfish purposes. Following Gon’s recovery, Killua chooses to travel the world with his little sister Alluka in order to protect her, as her power is still greatly desired by Illumi.

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