30 Strongest Hunter x Hunter Characters (Ranked)

30 Strongest Hunter x Hunter Characters (Ranked)

Hunter × Hunter is one of those anime series, like Berserk, where the hiatuses are more famous than the series itself. And while Berserk is going forward, the future of Hunter × Hunter is still very unclear, which is quite a bummer because it is one of the better shonen titles we have come across. The characters of Hunter × Hunter are quite intriguing and their powers and abilities are very interesting conversation topics. Now, in order to help you out in any future debate you might have, we have decided to take the 30 strongest Hunter × Hunter characters and rank them based on their strengths, powers and abilities.

30. Cheetu

He is very fast and agile being able to run at incredible speeds, due to this he is able to dodge attacks with ease, as long as he is attentive to his opponent.

29. Bonolenov Ndongo

Bonolenov fights gracefully and dances happily to play music through holes in his body and dodge enemy attacks. His ability in martial arts is unclear and he has yet to attack an opponent physically. However, since the “Bap” is known as the “dancing warriors”, he must have some skill in combat. It is unknown if his boxing gloves are used for fighting or just to cover the holes in his hands. During his fight with the Chimera Ant, he waited for his opponent to tire before finishing him off, though this may have been due to his anger rather than his abilities.

28. Leol

Leol is endowed with all the benefits bestowed by his race. Due to his lion genes, he has strong jaws, capable of obliterating the upper body of an adult female with just one bite. His nen type is Specialization, and thanks to Shaiapouf, he mastered his skill in just 3 days.

27. Shoot McMahon

Shoot has demonstrated considerable physical combat skills, being able to take on enemies much stronger than him such as Yupi, despite suffering mortal wounds. However, he is very unconfident in his abilities, which leads to the consideration of a coward in him. Nonetheless, he is capable of steely determination and unyielding will, as he remained battling Royal Guard Chimera Ant despite his injuries being the cause of his swift defeat.

His fighting style is a mix of martial arts and Nen and doesn’t seem to be bothered by the lack of his arm. He is also good at choosing the most suitable strategy based on his opponent’s equipment, brute force, and specific abilities.

26. Knuckle Bine

Knuckle has shown considerable physical combat skills, being able to fight enemies much stronger than himself. The power of it is called Potclean; which allows him to add hit credits to his enemy, however if Bine is hit hard enough he can return said credit and the Nen ability will disappear. In the fight against Gon he could have defeated him with just two hits were it not for his kindness, which has often been said to be his greatest weakness.

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25. Uvogin

Uvogin’s physical strength is the highest within the group, and his battle style consists of close combat. He is strongest when he fights together, since then he has someone to protect (although he doesn’t like to admit it). The toughness of his skin is so much that he can take damage from bullets, rifles and even anti-tank missiles do not hurt him. He can let out deafening screams that can kill anyone near him and can spit hard objects (such as a piece of bone) from his mouth with the force of a bullet. He apparently doesn’t know martial arts, as he only resorts to powerful blows.

24. Shalnark

Because Shalnark was born in Meteor City, his existence is not recorded in any database, which makes obtaining information about him almost impossible. Shalnark is ranked tenth in the Gen’ei Ryodan’s strength rank, he is capable enough to defend himself in close combat. He is also too smart to hack into computers and provide information to the Brigade.

23. Phinks Magcub

In the Phantom Troupe, Phinks is the second physically strongest member, after Uvogin. He is also a master at unarmed fighting, capable of defeating his enemies with his bare hands. He appears to rely on martial arts, focused on snapping or twisting the necks of his enemies quickly and silently. The full power of his abilities has not been shown. He seems to be more effective and faster in hand-to-hand combat than Uvogin.

22. Nobunaga Hazama

Nobunaga is an expert swordsman, to the point that Killua acknowledges that it would not be possible for him to approach him without being cut in half. He hasn’t shown his Hatsu, but he seems to be proficient in the use of Nen. He was able to decapitate Squala in a second, while he was already putting away his sword. He was able to crash into Franklin in a matter of seconds.

21. Morel Mackernassey

Morel is shown to be a good strategist and an experienced and resourceful fighter. He occupies his pipe not only with his Nen skills, but also as a weapon in close combat, since he can handle it with only one hand and without problems despite its weight, this is because his body is very worked. However, he always says that his abilities work better as aids.

20. Illumi Zoldyck

As an assassin for the Zoldyck family, Illumi has been trained in assassination since birth. Hisoka says that Illumi has 95 points, in terms of strength, being stronger than members of the Zodiac.

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Thanks to his training, he possesses rare abilities such as strong resistance to poison, high tolerance to electricity, high agility and physical strength, and advanced armed and unarmed combat techniques. He wiped out an entire group of professional hunters before they had time to react. He is also a very good actor, being able to imitate many people.

19. Kite

Kite has all the benefits granted by his status as a hunter. He has discovered 68 new species in his few years as a hunter. His skills and knowledge allowed him to mentor amateur hunters as well as pro-hunters like Gon and Killua. He seems particularly knowledgeable about biology, enough to convince a company to recruit him to do an important biological survey on Kakin.

At the time it was introduced, it was much more powerful than the duo, and could combat high-ranking organisms like Chimera Ants, which I had never seen before, without issue, even going so far as to inflict a few superficial wounds on the newborn Neferpitou with a single arm, albeit at the cost of his life. When he was revived as a corpse, he put up a good fight against Shoot and Knuckle.

18. Nanika

Nanika has the ability to attach to another living being and co-exist inside their body, managing to take control of them when certain conditions are met. His physical abilities depend on those of the body he inhabits. Currently, he has the power of a normal child. Alluka shares an empathic connection with Nanika that allows her to perceive her emotions. However, her most distinctive ability is her ability to grant wishes, the extent of which is speculated by the Zoldycks to be infinite. It is not known if Nanika kept this ability after Killua told her not to grant any more wishes.

17. Cheadle Yorkshire

As president of the Hunters’ Association, Cheadle has extensive authority over his subordinates, political influence, and access to even the most secret information. Her combat abilities and Nen abilities are yet to be revealed, but since she is part of the Zodiacs and a Triple Star Slayer, she must be a powerful and most likely powerful Nen user.

However, during the final round of the election for the 13th president, Pariston openly states that Cheadle lacks the fighting skills necessary to become a president. Being also a legal scholar and a medical doctor, it can be inferred that Cheadle is knowledgeable about jurisprudence and medicine. Her status as a Triple Star Virus Hunter indicates that she has made breakthrough discoveries in the latter field.

16. Kurapika 

Kurapika has all the benefits granted by her status as a Hunter. As a zodiac, his authority in the Hunter Association is second only to the president himself. As Light Nostrade’s right-hand man, he had power over the clan, and is now the head of Light’s new organization. Kurapika’s powers increase greatly as the series progresses.

Hisoka was the first to take an interest in it, listing it as one of the “green fruits” with enormous potential. Although he was initially weaker than Killua, during the Yorknew City Arc he has become stronger than him due to his Nen abilities. He is one of the few characters (the others being Hisoka and Silva) to have killed a member of the infamous Phantom Troupe, and a very powerful one at that.

His exceptional intelligence is matched by his high combat aptitude and iron will that stems from his desire for revenge. He is also very versatile as he has been seen wielding different weapons. In his confrontation with Uvogin, he used his chains in close and long range combat. While he generally maintains a calm and collected personality, he tends to lose his cool when the Phantom Troupe or his clan is mentioned, often turning violent.

15. Biscuit Krueger

As a Two Star Treasure Hunter, her contributions in her field of expertise have been crucial. She seems to know a lot about gems. She seems to be highly regarded within the Hunter Association, as she made it as far as the fifth round of the election. Although she hasn’t shown her full power, she has managed to defeat Binolt and Bara without much trouble.

Even Killua, she has been terrified by the force of it. Due to her youthful appearance, the vast majority of her opponents tend to underestimate her. Aside from her physical strength, she possesses a great intellect and a lot of experience. Since she has lied all her life, she can recognize if someone is lying. She is able to sleep with a large part of her brain awake.

14. Razor

Razor is very powerful. His aura can drive away even Hunters. Although his abilities in actual fighting are unknown, it is safe to assume that he is a dangerous opponent, who does not hesitate to use his immense power to crush his enemy. Even Phinks, one of the members of the Phantom Troupe, realized his power, and along with his companions, they chose to leave the island instead of fighting him, indicating that he could be even stronger than them.

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Even this ball game is potentially lethal to most of its opponents, and only the likes of Biscuit and Hisoka can stand up to it (Hisoka broke his fingers just because he decided to return the ball Razor had thrown, though the match could be won without his intervention).

13. Feitan Portor

Among the Gen’ei Ryodan, Feitan is the fifth strongest in arm wrestling, making him one of the strongest members physically. He also proves to be the fastest physically in the Ryodan, as shown during his fight with Zazan and during the massacre in Yorkshin City. His speed began to increase dramatically as he was able to create a wall of multiple afterimages and appear behind an enemy in a small amount of time.

A couple of ryodan members would even get easily killed if they were to try to take a peek at his ability. He is a highly skilled swordsman; him being able to effectively block most of Zazan’s fast attacks with powerful blows. The full extent of his abilities has yet to be revealed, but his extreme speed, great strength, and powerful Nen abilities make him a deadly opponent.

12. Killua Zoldyck

Killua has all the benefits granted by his status as an assassin. On the other hand, as a member of the Zoldyck Family, he has vast wealth at his disposal, although he needs his father’s or grandfather’s permission to use it. His last name is enough to scare those who know what he associates with.

Killua has been trained since birth to become a human weapon, and is recognized by his family to be the most talented assassin in the entire history of the Zoldycks. When he first took the Hunter exam, he was the fourth most powerful applicant (after Gittarackur, and, by his own admission, Hisoka and Hanzo). His training endowed him with high immunity to poison, high tolerance for electricity, great agility and physical strength, advanced armed and unarmed combat and stealth techniques, which he acquired at a young age.

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His intellect and exceptional analytical skills are equally remarkable, and it is often through strategy that he can defeat opponents who are stronger or more experienced than him. He is also able to walk quietly and sleep with more of his brain awake than normal, so he can avoid attacks even in his sleep, even if they come from a weapon, however weak, fellow hunter.

11. Hisoka Morow

Known for his graceful, cruel, and cunning fighting ability, Hisoka proved to be deadly. However, his true abilities have never been demonstrated, as he is willing to fight enemies famous for their terrifying power. For example, he ponders fighting against Irumi (whose strength has been rated 95 points, even higher than 3 Zodiacs) by having a deathmatch with him, and even aspired to face Ging Freecss and Isaac Netero. Apparently, he does not fight according to traditional martial art.

10. Shaiapouf

As a Royal Guard, Shaiapouf is one of the four most powerful Chimera Ants. However, he is not a front-line combatant, preferring to use his remarkable intelligence and subtle abilities to outmatch his opponents. He has the ability to fly with his wings due to him having the genes of a butterfly.

Shaiapouf has known the concept of Nen since his birth, as has Neferpitou. He excels at transmutation and manipulation types. In fact, he is the only one among all the Chimera Ants to use Hatsu, being one of the most skilled individuals to use it.

9. Ging Freecss

Ging is part of the elite hunters; he obtained the title of double hunter which is given only to those who have rendered a great service to humanity. Given this, the information on him is a classified secret; Kurapika even claims that he could have the influence of a head of state and a fortune more than considerable. He was also part of the Zodiac Hunters, his code name is “boar”, but he is one of the two exceptions who did not change their appearance accordingly (the other being Pariston).

8. Menthuthuyoupi 

Menthuthuyoupi is incredibly powerful, as he is part of the Chimera Ant Royal Guard. He was able to fight Knuckle, Shoot, Morel, and Meleoron, and was able to kill all four of them, as his efforts failed and he only took minor damage.

He has a large amount of aura that is implemented with his attacks and shapeshifting, in addition to his great strength and durability, making him one of the most powerful characters in the series. His fury increases his power, destroying almost the entire palace. Knuckle infuriated him during the battle, which made him stronger and even gave him the idea of a powerful Nen ability.

7. Chrollo Lucilfer

Chrollo is a monstrous fighter, being the leader of the Phantom Troupe and recognized as the strongest member. He was able to fight against Silva and Zeno Zoldyck, two extremely skilled assassins, at the same time, without leaving any openings for the former, but he was unable to cause significant damage to either of them not being all-out. in his fight and wanting to steal his opponents’ abilities.

In the past, he survived a confrontation with Silva Zoldykk, while in the present his abilities rival those of Zeno Zoldyck. His fighting style is likely one that combines speed with deadly precision. His high level of intelligence helps him, making him capable of exploiting enemy weak points. He is able to kill skilled warriors with just a pen, sometimes even staying hidden with the Zetsu, thus being impervious to Nen.

When put in a difficult situation, he fights with a poisoned knife, 0.1 mg of the toxin of which can paralyze a whale. However, he has a certain tendency to hold back when his opponent has an interesting ability, so he can steal it. Zeno said that Chrollo would have lost against him, but he adds that if he had fought seriously, the result would have been different.

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6. Zeno Zoldyck

Being a renowned member of the fearsome Zoldyck Family, he must have learned the art of assassination techniques (which Killua mastered) from an early age. But he arrived at a higher stage in his family, he is one of the most competent, especially in his old age, he has an excellent experience in combat and in mastering the force of the spirit.

The proof, he may have mastered the Nen of Transformation, but that does not prevent him from being very skilled in Emission, which is very rare for a Nen user. The fact that he is qualified as an Assassin shows that he is not just anyone, if he were to carry out a mission, he would undoubtedly succeed. His prowess is most remarkable.

He acts in the shadows and is often called upon to perform complex assaults (Netero asked him for help during the ambush for the palace of the King of the Chimera Ants). His wisdom and his benevolence also play a role, he keeps his cool in circumstances that are difficult to manage. This shows that he is not afraid of anything. He says he can crush Chrollo without difficulty when the latter asks him the question unless he would have fought seriously.

But a very important new feature is to be noted in his skills, he handles and masters the art of Tai Yi Wu Xing Quan, it is a Chinese martial art that operates in several different combinations. He uses snake style when he claws his opponents quickly with clenched hands, tiger style when he emits his Aura Blast, and of course, dragon style when he uses his Dragon Dive. This once again shows the difference he occupies within his family.

5. Silva Zoldyck

A world-renowned assassin and head of the infamous Zoldyck family, Silva is an extremely skilled Nen user and unarmed combatant, having been trained in the art of assassination from a young age. Like many members of the Zoldyck family, Silva is extremely resistant to poison and possesses great strength, speed, and superhuman control of his body.

He also defeated and killed an unknown member of the Phantom Troupe three years before the start of the main story, and fought against Chrollo to an unknown outcome (both survived, though, and in the anime, Silva returns with no visible injury).

4. Neferpitou

As one of the three members of the Royal Guard, Neferpitou is one of the most powerful living Chimera Ants, and one of the strongest characters in the series. Not only did she defeat and kill Kaito while suffering only minor injuries, having just discovered Nen, but her strength was also complimented by Meruemu, who failed to kill her with his tail, leaving her just bruised.

It should be noted that Shaupfufu, another member of the Royal Guard, was dragged through a wall by the same attack, although the king had increased his power by this time. Even the President of the Hunter Association, Isaac Netero, considered the strongest Hunter in the world, wondered if Neferpitou could be more powerful than him, like Koruto, after witnessing the aura of the two fighters.

Gon and Killua were completely freaked out by their aura expansion during their first encounter, and the latter stated that the aura of Hisoka and Irumi, two extremely skilled Nen users, were incomparable to his own. Due to being a cat girl, she has enhanced his senses: sight, hearing, and smell surpass a human being many times over. She also inherited very precise instincts.

3. Isaac Netero

Isaac Netero is a human legend, first qualified with the title of President of the Hunters Association, but aside from that, his level remains one of the most spectacular in the series. His prowess, his power, his wisdom, were most rare and high. During his lifetime, he was considered and revered as the most powerful Nen user in the world, which once again shows the man he was.

In addition, he states that his great old age disadvantaged him in terms of his strength, which decreased by 50% compared to the past. According to Morau, if Netero failed a mission, no one else from the Hunter Association would be able to complete it. Although the survival rate for official expeditions to the Dark Continent is only 0.04%, the President stepped on it twice and returned alive with no signs of lasting injury, both times.

Upon his arrival in NGL, he will see himself eliminating hundreds of squads of Chimera Ants without the slightest difficulty, his level was probably to exceed that of all the Chimera Ants combined (except the King and his guard). However, if he had been able to achieve this, it was surely thanks to his training sessions and meditations followed at NGL.

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This suggests that this character has improved and developed considerably over the course of the series, and it is rather hard to admit because, from the beginning of the work, Netero was already considered as always, a legend of Nen. It is still on this that the expertise and the grandiose power and influence that Meruem transmitted play, because it was, therefore, necessary for Netero to stand up to him. And even, at the very beginning, it was Neferupito whom he declared to be defeated in a fight.

2. Adult Gon

Gon has all the benefits granted by his Hunter status. At the start of the series, he had a fishing rod that he could cast with unnerving precision, even managing to pick up Hisoka’s badge from afar as the latter moved at great speed. The fishing rod can also be used as an offensive weapon if the situation calls for it.

During the Hunter Exam, Gon often needed his powers of observation, agility, and stamina. In battle, he also thinks quickly to have an alternative solution and strategy. Its most remarkable quality, however, is the amazing potential it is endowed with. Many powerful characters such as Hisoka, Wing, Biscuit, and Laser were stunned when they realized Gon’s talent, which is often described as being limitless.

This allows him to learn very quickly, and this is especially true in the field of Nen, being an ability considered to be very rare. Even before learning, he managed to use the Zetsu. His transformation during his fight against Neferupito serves as proof that, if he trained unceasingly for several years, he could even rival Meruemu in terms of power.

However, it is unclear what kind and intensity of training he needed to go through to reach this stage. Along with his potential, he has his strength of mind that permanently leaves more experienced and skilled fighters dumbfounded. As a Reinforcement user, he should be fairly balanced between attack and defense, but prefers to go on the offensive, as his stubbornness tends to come out during combat.

Because of him, he is sometimes reckless, and, at the same time, does not give up until he cannot move. He is quite proficient in close combat having been trained in the basics of Shingen-Ryu Kung-fu by Biscuit Krueger, as well as through natural experience. Although this quality often goes unnoticed, he can focus intensely even in the worst circumstances.

At the start of the series, he is much weaker than Killua. however, when the two trained, he slowly narrowed the gap between their abilities, to the point where a few characters say the two are the same level during the Chmera Ants arc.

1. Meruem

Meruem is the most powerful chimera ant and is considered one of the most powerful characters shown in the series. Even before his absorption of Youpi and Pufu, Meruem is already extremely resilient. He withstood the thousands of attacks hurled at him by Netero, one of the world’s strongest human fighters, with ease without suffering a single scratch.

And even Netero’s Zero Hand, which uses its full aura in an intensified blast, only gave him a few cuts and bruises. His power also increased dramatically after absorbing Shaupufu and Monthuthuyoupi, which are two of the strongest Chimera Ants (along with Neferupito) seen so far.

  • Arthur S. Poe has been fascinated by fiction ever since he saw Digimon and read Harry Potter as a child. Since then, he has seen several thousand movies and anime, read several hundred books and comics, and played several hundred games of all genres.