Hunter X Hunter: How old are the characters?

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Hunter X Hunter is an action anime written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The series is character-driven classic series that is a popular choice of anime fans. The characters are unique and have distinct qualities, which helped the anime gain popularity throughout the globe.

Hunter X Hunter made its debut in 1999 and got remade in 2011. However, the variation in their ages makes the characters more appealing. The anime consists of all age groups, whether an infant or an elderly. One can say that age is just a number for these characters. Following is a list of characters based on their age and specialty.

How old are the characters in Hunter X Hunter?

Gon Freecs (12)

As the protagonist, Gon has been portrayed as a cheerful, passionate, and optimistic character. He embarks on his quest to become a Hunter to find his father. Born on May 5, 1987, Gon got introduced to the anime as a young 12-year-old. He not only strengthened his skills but developed connections with people as friends and foes during his voyage.

He has been illustrated as a boy who wore a green outfit with spiky black hair. His superhuman qualities include incredible smell, taste, and sight. Moreover, by the series ending, Gon turns 14 with an experience of a professional hunter.

Killua Zoldyk (12)

Killua Zoldyk is the best friend of Gon and has been introduced as a 12-year-old. He belongs to a strong family and is extravagantly talented. He meets his friends Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio on his journey to take the Hunter Exam. Although Killua belonged to a strong family, he left his house to disregard his childhood trauma and overprotective parents.

He has been illustrated as a young boy with spiky yet pure white hair who wore baggy clothes. Nevertheless, he has obsessions for chocolates and sugary snacks. Similar to Gon, Killua also turns 14 by the end of the anime series.

Kurapika Kurta (17)

Kurapika Kurta was born on April 4, 1982 and, became a hunter at 17. As the last surviving member of the Kurta clan, Kurapika started his journey to pursue justice, revenge, and atonement. Kurapika’s character is emotionally complicated as he suffers from guilt; his guilt often results in uncontrollable rage. However, he learns to bond and cherish with his friends. He has been provided with the title of Blacklist Hunter.

Kurapika has been illustrated as a boy with blonde hair who wore a decorated tabard over his white training suit. Nevertheless, Kurapika is one of the experienced characters at a very young age.

Leorio Paradinight (19)

Leorio was introduced in the anime as lively and funny with the ambition of becoming a wealthy doctor. Although just 19 years old, Leorio gave the impression of an old man until he revealed his age. After he passed his hunter exam, he decided to continue his medical studies while providing invaluable assistance to people around him.  Born on March 3, 1980, Leorio turned 21 by the end of the series.

Hisoka Morrow (28)

Hisoka Morrow’s appearance in the series was menacing yet somehow intriguing. As a powerful Hunter examinee, Hisoka soon became the antagonist and a threat to Gon. His character is highly proficient who finds his ultimate satisfaction in killing people and fighting other strong hunters. A viewer can either adore or despise Hisoka based on his enigmatic personality and devious tactics. Being born on June 6, 1971, Hisoka was 28 when he made his entry in the series. He was illustrated as a man who dressed as a hideous clown and acted like one besides.

Chrollo Lucifer (26)

Chrollo Lucifer is the main antagonist of Hunter X Hunter, who founded as well as headed the Phantom Troupe. Owing to his appealing appearance and engaging attitude, he was adored by fans albeit, his evil intentions for devastation and mass murder. He was introduced as a 26-year-old man and a threat to society. Chrollo was illustrated as a man with short black hair and a thick cross on his forehead.

Ging Freecss (32)

Ging Freecss made his entry during the Hunter Chairman Election Arc. As the father of Gon, Ging was 32-years old at the beginning of the series. Freecss spent most of the episodes under the shadow until his debut. As a member of Zodiacs, a group of 12 skilled Hunters, he was pulled out of his hiding to help determine the impending election rules. He unintentionally got reconnected with Gon after more than a decade apart.

He’s a Double Star Ruins Hunter with incredible physical prowess. Even though he is considerably older, he is not much taller than Gon. He has a childish demeanor, with careless and rambunctious characteristics.

Isaac Netero (120)

Isaac Netero is the oldest character, aged 120 years. He is a gallant and extremely powerful man with smart combat techniques with quite a reputation amongst the anime fans as they consider him an anime legend. Despite his age, Isaac has a highly flamboyant and enthusiastic attitude which inspires the fellow characters of the series. In addition to his character, Isaac was popularly known as the strongest Nen user.

Biscuit Krueger (57)

Notwithstanding the appearance, Biscuit was a 57-year-old woman. She has a charming appearance, perplexing age, and paradoxically remarkable power. Biscuit was a comrade and instructor to Gon and Killua as she helped them expand their knowledge of Nen and enhance their talents. Known as ‘Brisky’, she was a Double-Star Stone Hunter with incredible strength and talent.

Meruem (40 days)

Meruem, King of the Chimera Ants and son of the Chimera Ant Queen, is the series’ youngest but most terrifying character. He was just 40 days old when he died in the anime while fighting Netero. Nevertheless, Netero also died during the treacherous battle. Meruem was extraordinarily intelligent with super strength and speed. He had the motive to defeat Isaac Netero in which he became successful.

Alluka Zoldyk (11)

Alluka was the sibling of Killua. She had a very unusual birth because of which she was said to be devoid of human emotions. Moreover, whenever she went on a voyage with her brother, she took care of him. In the anime, she has been illustrated as a young girl who wore a Japanese shrine maiden outfit and had long black hair.

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