It’s a question all fans of the series has asked: Who are the most powerful characters in Hunter x Hunter?
Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter universe is arguably one of the strongest of any anime. Incredible displays of strength are riddled throughout the series from the first arc to the last. As characters are introduced during the series, we often find that each is more powerful than the last. With so many strong characters, it is difficult to compare them collectively and deduce exactly which ones stand above the rest.
This list will help fans better understand the hierarchy of power within the series and the true capabilities of the top 10 most powerful characters in Hunter x Hunter.
Of all the characters introduced in the series, Ging Freecss, father of Gon Freecss, is likely the most mysterious when it comes to his power. However, using the information we do know about him, he is one of the most highly recognised hunters in the organisation.
Although the majority of his missions were focused on restoring ruins, his power rivals the strongest hunter which gave him the potential to serve as the heir to Chairman Netero. And for that reason, he is one of the most powerful characters in Hunter x Hunter.
As the first and arguably the primary villain introduced in the series, it is no surprise that Hisoka made it on this list of most powerful characters in Hunter x Hunter.
His unique Nen abilities allows him to transform his body into a rubber-like substance he refers to as “Bungee Gum.” In addition to his Nen powers, his mercilessness makes him even more deadly.
The legendary assassin is the head of the Zoldyck family. Silva is immune to all poison and can swiftly murder an individual in a moment by removing the heart. Furthermore, Silva has defeated a member of the Phantom Troupe, displaying he is capable of far more than assassinating the average fellow.
Leader of the Phantom Troupe, Chrollo demonstrated his incredible power as he fought on even ground against the team of Silva and Zeno Zoldyck. It was also stated that if Chrollo had fought seriously, he likely would have defeated both of them.
Although he may not possess the level of brute strength as other characters lower on this list of most powerful characters in Hunter x Hunter, Pouf has mastered Nen to a level that would put him at an advantage over nearly any opponent. Furthermore, his strong wits and craftiness allow him to fight in unconventional ways.
Youpi can take on many different forms based on his mood. Although his rage blind-sighted him at certain points in this series, he eventually learned to control his emotions leading him to become exponentially more powerful.
The strongest of the three Royal Guards of the Chimera Ants, Pitou was the quickest and could deliver the strongest blows with her muscular legs and sharp claws. Her devotion to the King drove her to become even stronger.
Netero spent years alone training to perfect the speed and strength of his chop. This eventually evolved into one of the most diverse and most powerful set of attacks in the series, known as 100-Type Guanyin Bodhisattva. This move ultimately led him to begin the Hunter’s Association which rapidly grew due to his widespread popularity.
Thought to be the perfect specimen, Meruem is easily the most intelligent and naturally the strongest and most powerful character in the Hunter x Hunter series. His downfall ultimately results from a change of heart after observing a blind Gungi world champion named Komugi.
Adult Gon – the most poweful character in Hunter x Hunter
Although Meruem was naturally the strongest character in Hunter x Hunter (2011), Gon surpasses his power through limitless rage after the murder of his friend and mentor, Kite. He evolves into an adult version of himself which swiftly destroys Neferpitou in a fit of anger.