Killua: Zoldyck is the deuteragonist of the Hunter Hunter anime/manga series. He is the Zoldyck family’s middle kid and Gon Freecss’ best buddy.
In the Japanese version of the 1999 anime, he is voiced by Kanako Mitsuhashi, and in the English version, by Annika Odegard, while in the 2011 animation, he is voiced by Mariya Ise in the Japanese version and Cristina Valenzuela in the English version.
History of Killua Zoldyck is the Deuteragonist
Killua was born into a family of assassins, the Zoldycks, as the middle kid. Killua has already mastered several murdering tactics at a young age, indicating that he will be one of the best assassins the family has ever produced.
Killua, bored and tired of murdering, unexpectedly rebelled against his family, injuring both his mother and second brother before fleeing to take the Hunter Exam for fun.
During the first part of the Hunter Exam, he meets Gon, and the two become fast friends. He considers his time with Gon to be fascinating and adventurous. Killua reveals that he has been under regular training for the job of a professional assassin since his birth.
Killua has spent years honing the special abilities that assassins display and possess. At the age of six, he was obliged to compete in the Heavens Arena martial arts tournament, and it took him two years to reach the 199th floor (even though he has been accepted to the 200th floor, he bailed out).
Personality of Killua
Killua is introduced as a figure which is similar to Gon in appearance: cocky, jovial, and full of nefarious schemes. He’s also one of the series’ most quick-witted characters. He is self-assured in his ability while remaining humble about it.
However, he is easily humiliated when someone compliments him, particularly Gon. Killua is also notorious for his sweet habit, having spent about 200 million Jenny on snacks in Heaven’s Arena. Chocolate, notably the Chocolate Balls, is his favorite snack.
His ruthlessness and ability to murder, on the other hand, reveal the other side of him: deadly, aggressive, and bloodthirsty. Killua has been conditioned to have an extraordinary tolerance for poison, lightning, and pain as a result of being tormented since infancy.
Killua boasts tremendous mobility and strength, making him a one-man killing machine that should not be underestimated.
Killua’s unwavering loyalty to his pals and natural generosity run counter to his proclivity to kill. Killua bears a lot of pain in order to help his pals, and he never complains. He prioritizes others over himself, putting his own health and possibly life in jeopardy.
Killua’s biggest fault until lately was his fear of anyone who appeared to be more powerful than him (one of whom being his elder brother, Illumi).
Killua has been taught as an assassin by his brother to be extremely careful, only engaging in a fight when victory is guaranteed.
This hampered him as a Hunter, as Biscuit emphasized several times that success is never certain and that a person can overcome a greater opponent depending on the conditions.
Killua is particularly torn between these opposing philosophies in the second half of the series when he encounters more powerful foes. Biscuit prophesied that he would one day quit Gon as a result of his brother’s beliefs becoming firmly set in his head.
Killua was given an ultimatum by Biscuit: defeat Shoot in order to join Gon in fighting the Chimera Ants. Killua was defeated, and he decided to leave after Gon had recovered from his fight while guarding him in the meantime.
Finally, he had to confront Biscuit’s prophecy when he came face to face with a Chimera Ant while Gon (who couldn’t utilize Nen at the moment) was not far away and had no method of defending himself. Killua attempted to rescue Gon.
Killua was also fighting his inner demons while fighting the Chimera Ant. Killua was losing against the Chimera Ants because he was preoccupied. Killua learned at the last moment that Illumi had inserted a needle in his brain during the first Hunter Exam.
This needle was responsible for pushing Killua to withdraw and lock himself away in his safe haven whenever a circumstance threatened his life.
Killua was freed from this limitation after extracting the needle, and he regained complete control of his mind, allowing him to make his own decisions about whether or not to flee when faced with stronger opponents.
Powers & Abilities
Killua’s immense strength has been demonstrated numerous times. He could open a 16-ton gate before learning Nen, but after learning it, he could open about 64 tonnes. He can also easily carry boulders several times his own size.
Enhanced Speed and Reflexes: Killua has demonstrated remarkable speed on par with Gon’s (when Killua is not using Nen) and great reflexes, reacting quickly to even the smallest bit of danger. He can produce many afterimages of himself and vanish out of sight because of his speed and agility.
Master of Stealth: Killua is an expert at concealing and spying. Even though Killua was jogging alongside her, Melody, a hunter famous for her hearing, said she could barely hear his footfall.
He chased Nobunaga and Machi across a town, but neither of them was able to find him (although they clearly sensed his presence).
Killua’s agility is enhanced because he can attack from any posture. His quickness is primarily used to deflect opponent assaults and react quickly after being hit.
Killua has enhanced stamina as a result of his assassin training. Wearing battles, training sessions, and runs are not a problem for him.
Killua was trained and grew resistant to practically all types of poisons as a member of the Zoldyck family. He once demonstrated this talent when he requested Tonpa for more poisonous liquid during the Hunter Exam.
Killua has demonstrated to be impervious to pain as a result of being tortured since he was basically born. Without flinching, he could be whipped and electrocuted. Despite the fact that he does not react to pain, he claims to be aware of it.
Killua was raised to be able to withstand tremendous levels of electricity as a child. Millikin, his older brother, shocked him frequently for training and punishment. Killua has previously remarked that despite his high resistance to electricity, he can still feel pain. Killua developed his Nen ability to electricity as a result of this.
Killua has shown that he can make accurate predictions about his opponent’s next move and that he can effectively evaluate hostile capabilities and mental patterns. In a matter of seconds, he can design excellent strategies. Killua’s years of expertise may also help him choose the finest solution. In exceedingly perilous situations, he can maintain his composure.
Killua is the most effective Transmuter when it comes to modifying the form of his Nen. Killua acquired a Hatsu, in which he transforms his aura into electricity as a result of this. Years of electric shocks he suffered as a child, both as training against pain and as punishment from his older brother Milluki, motivated and enabled him to accomplish this achievement. Killua must charge himself by absorbing electricity through a socket in order to use the ability.
• Super Speed: Killua’s maximum speed is estimated to be 150 mph.
• Instant Reaction Time: When Godspeed is engaged, Killua automatically reacts to all strikes, making it exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, to hit him.
• Electric Shock: Killua’s shock-resistant body allows him to shock anyone who comes into touch with the electricity he generates. This, along with his superhuman speed and reaction time, makes fighting him nearly impossible, as startling someone is proved to stun them in place.
Even a formidable foe like Menthuthuyoupi was paralyzed and in anguish as a result of Killua’s attack, and Youpi isn’t even human. It might be devastating against someone with average endurance.
• Thunderbolt: Killua’s move Thunderbolt is a mid-range attack in which he projects a bolt of lightning from his fingers. Unlike Lightning Palm, it does not require physical contact to perform, instead of requiring only pointing at someone and then generating the electricity to extend past his arm and hands.
He usually jumps into the air and points at them from above before releasing the strike to make it easier to expand the electricity away from his fingertips.
Killua begins employing yo-yos composed of a rare metal alloy in combat during the Greed Island story arc, which are usually imbued with electricity generated by his Nen.
The yo-yos are extraordinarily tough and heavy, weighing up to about 50 kg each. Killua is hesitant to use yo-yos in combat, opting instead to rely on his sheer physical abilities in order to keep his opponent’s knowledge of his combat abilities to a minimum.
Assassination Techniques in Art
• Claws: Killua does not utilize or employ any weapons in fighting in the first section of the series. Instead, he employs many assassination techniques passed down through his family, such as transforming his fingernails into claws. These claws are razor-sharp and may easily sever a limb.
• Rhythm Echo: An assassination technique, the Rhythm Echo is a motion that uses a varied cadence of steps to generate an afterimage of the body. During the movement, there is no noise, and there are several phantoms.
The Rhythm Echo is transformed into an ability that allows Killua to vanish into the darkness in the Nippon Animation adaptation of the anime. It’s an enhanced version of the “quiet gaits” technique, according to Netero.
• Snake Strike: Killua’s arms move at breakneck speed, slicing through anything that comes into touch with them.
• Laura S. Arseid and Riko Mine Lupin IV are both voiced by Mariya Ise.
• The yo-yos in the manga feature a six-pointed star or hexagram design.
• Many religions and cultures employ the hexagram design, including Islam, Christianity, Occultism, Hinduism, and especially Judaism, where the hexagram is the emblem for “The Star of David.”
• The Hexagram or Six Point Star is modified to a Pentagram or Five Point Star in the Greed Island OVAs. Killua, on the other hand, is seen using a yo-yo with a pentagram on it later in the Chimera Ant arc. Because Killua has two yo-yos, one of them is most likely a hexagram, and the other is a pentagram.