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Hunter X Hunter Characters: Heights, Age and Birthday Analysis

Hunter X Hunter Characters: Heights, Age and Birthday Analysis

When Hunter X Hunter was remade in 2011 as a reboot of the original 1999 series, many characters remained close to the original concepts. It became easier to guess the personal information of lesser-known characters as the animation was clearer, and some of the core characters had already had their heights, ages, and birthdays officially confirmed. 

Gon Freecss is one of the shortest Hunter X Hunter characters at 5’0.6″ (154 cm). He is only 12 years old but is a strong, entertaining protagonist for most of the series, displaying his unique abilities from the moment that he is introduced to the show. 

Killua Zoldyck is only slightly taller than Gon at 5’2.2″ (158 cm) though he is the same age as him at 12 years old. Killua has a more defined physical build than Gon due to his intense assassin training. Kurapika Kurta is significantly taller and older than his friends at 17 years old and 5’7.3″ (171 cm).

Hunter X Hunter follows the story of Gon Freecss, who wants to become a Hunter to understand why his father chose the lifestyle over his family. Gon finds himself thrown into an occupation that is as difficult as it is deadly, but he has the unwavering potential to become a professional Hunter with the help of his friends. 

Hunter X Hunter Character Height, Age and Birthday Chart

Listed below are the heights in feet and cm, ages, and birthdays of the Hunter X Hunter main characters at the start of their debut in the show.

You can find the up-to-date ages and heights of any characters that change throughout the show in the text below this table.

Gon Freecss5’0.6″ (154 cm)12May 5th
Killua Zoldyck5’2.2″ (158 cm)12July 7th
Kurapika Kurta5’7.3″ (171 cm)17April 4th 
Leorio Paradinight6’4″ (193 cm)19March 3rd 
Hisoka Morow6’1.6″ (187 cm)28June 6th 
Chrollo Lucilfer5’9.7″ (177 cm)26N/a1
Feitan Portor5’1″ (155 cm)28N/a1
Machi Komacine5’2.6″ (159 cm)24N/a1
Nobunaga Hazama6″ (183 cm)28September 8th 
Ging Freecss5’3″ (160 cm)32N/a1
Kite6″ (183 cm)25N/a1
Alluka Zoldyck5″ (152.4 cm)11N/a1
Isaac Netero5’3″ (160 cm)110+N/a1
Meruem5’6.5″ (169 cm)40 daysApril 3rd
Bonolenov Ndongo5’10.9″ (180 cm)30N/a1
Franklin Bordeau7’2.2″ (219 cm)N/a1N/a1
Kalluto Zoldyck4’11.1″ (150 cm)10N/a1
Biscuit Krueger5’1″ (154.9 cm)57N/a1

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Gon Freecss – May 5th

Gon Freecss

Gon Freecss is only 12 years old when he begins his journey to become a hunter (a young age even by Hunter X Hunter standards) though an average height for his age at 5’0.6″ (154 cm). The show follows Gon into his early teens, ending when Gon is approximately 14 years old, but he doesn’t physically grow. 

When he is first introduced as the central protagonist of Hunter X Hunter, Gon doesn’t always act like a typical 12 year old would. Gon remains friendly and level-headed in most situations, sometimes to a fault. He is already well equipped to deal with the harsh world of being a hunter. His enhanced senses and natural Hunting inclination are often hidden behind Gon’s kind passion. 

There are times when Gon’s happy-go-lucky attitude is tested and he snaps, losing control of his abilities. Gon learns to be more emotionally resilient, but he is still younger than many of his foes and feels like he has a lot to prove when someone questions his abilities.

Killua Zoldyck – July 7th

Killua Zoldyck

Killua Zoldyck is a few months younger than his best friend Gon at 11 years old. He is also a little taller than Gon at 5.’2″ (158 cm) but appears smaller as he prefers to wear baggy, ill-fitting clothes. When Killua takes his second Hunter’s exam in episode 66 of season 1, he is 12. By the end of the show, Killua is thought to be 14 years old but has not physically changed. 

Being forced through rigorous physical training for most of his childhood means that Killua has a lean kind of strength which becomes more prominent when he runs away from his abusive family and meets Gon. At first, Killua appears a lot more mature than Gon, with an assassin’s mindset still left over from his years of training. However, after spending time with Gon, Killua becomes a mostly cheerful and candy-obsessed kid. 

Kurapika Kurta – April 4th 

Kurapika Kurta

Though Kurapika Kurta takes the 287th Hunter’s Exam at the same time as Gon, he is much older at 17 years old and turns 19 at some point during the show. He has a height advantage over most Hunters, towering over Gon at 5’7.3″ (171 cm). 

Since he was 12, Kurapika has been training to become a professional Hunter to eventually avenge his clan and steal back their stolen scarlet eyes. As such, Kurapika has an astounding Hunting intelligence (enough to become a Blacklist Hunter), but he is not as socially well equipped. He is not quick to make friends, but he prioritizes their safety over his own goals when he eventually does. 

Leorio Paradinight – March 3rd 

Leorio Paradinight

Leorio Paradinight is 19 years old when he is introduced as another candidate in the Hunter Exam. By the end of the show at 21 years old, he is already a fully-grown adult and is still one of the tallest characters in Hunter X Hunter at 6’4″ (193 cm).

He may still be a teenager when he makes his Hunter X Hunter debut, but Leorio works hard to make himself appear much older and more authoritative than he is, opting for crisp business suits.

Much to the annoyance of the other Rookie Hunters, Leorio often has to be swayed to be less selfish and materialistic. But at the root of it, Leorio is only money-obsessed because of his lack of funds which prevents him from becoming a doctor.

Hisoka Morow – June 6th 

Hisoka Morow

Based on context clues, Hisoka Morow is thought to be 28 years old when introduced in season 1 of Hunter x Hunter, making him approximately 30 at the end of the show. Hisoka Morow’s 6’1.6″ (187 cm) build doesn’t adequately reflect how terrifying and intimidating he is.

Hisoka acts as the primary protagonist for the first Hunter X Hunter story arc (the Hunter Exam arc) but appears again throughout the series after he has died and been revived. Even if his appearance alludes to him being a jester or joker, the deep desire for power and enjoyment of pain makes Hisoka a brutal killing machine. He is rarely merciful, becoming increasingly sociopathic as the series progresses. 

Chrollo Lucilfer

Chrollo Lucilfer

Chrollo Lucilfer may be noticeably shorter than other antagonists in Hunter X Hunter at 5’9.7″ (177 cm), but he is no less powerful. It is unclear when Chrollo Lucilfer’s birthday is as it has never been confirmed, though fans suspect that he was born in Autumn and is 26 when first introduced in season 3 of the show. 

Chrollo is not the physically strongest of the Phantom Troupe, but he has the strength of an irreplaceable leader, with some of the most powerful characters fighting in his corner. That isn’t to say that Chrollo can’t fight his own battles. He is a villain to the core, but Chrollo can be kind to his fellow Troupe, especially those who have been loyal to him since he founded the Troupe.

Feitan Portor

Feitan Portor

Feitan Portor is thought to be a little older than Chrollo at 28 years old, but his birthday is still unknown. This age is estimated based on flashbacks rather than appearance as Feitan’s short 5’1″ (155 cm) height doesn’t allude to his true age.

Pretty much everything about the Phantom Troupe’s number 2 member remains a mystery. From his slick black hair to his oversized robes and mask concealing everything but his eyes. Even on the rare occasion that he speaks, Feitan’s few words keep him shrouded in mystery. But what is clear is that Feitan is a cruel sadist. He takes pleasure in causing victims pain and is given free rein to do so as the Phantom Troupe’s interrogator. 

Machi Komacine

Machi Komacine

Despite being one of the shortest Phantom Troupe members at 5’2.6″ (159 cm), Machi Komacine is thought to only be a little younger than Chrollo at 24 years old (birthday unknown). She is ranked as the strongest woman in the group and is one of the coolest-looking characters in the whole show, with a typical bright, anime-girl style.

Machi earned her place as the Troupe’s number 3 member by perfectly embodying the cold-hearted, emotionless villain. She is old enough to be one of the Troupe’s original members and as such shows extreme loyalty to Chrollo, quick to defend his honor even if that means challenging other members of the Troupe. 

Nobunaga Hazama – September 8th 

Nobunaga Hazama

Nobunaga Hazama is one of the taller original Phantom Troupe members at 6″ (183 cm). He is also slightly older than most of the original members at 28 years old in season 3. 

While most of the other Phantom Troupe members seem to have gotten cruller and more merciless as they have aged, Nobunaga shows a rare kindness. Even when dealing with his enemies, Nobunaga only threatens to kill them if they are rude. However, once that kindness is tested or Chrollo’s safety is threatened, Nobunaga can be brutal.

Ging Freecss

Ging Freecss

Seeing as Ging Freecss doesn’t make many appearances in Hunter X Hunter before season 2, it is unsurprising that he is already 32 years old by the time of his real introduction. The few times we see him before his debut, Ging is shown to be one of the smaller Hunters at 5’3″ (160 cm), which is seen in more clarity later on. 

As should be expected of Gon’s father, Ging is exceptionally skilled and is confident in his abilities despite being one of the shorter Hunters. Ging doesn’t have the fatherly instincts that Gon craves, he only really cares about those who can use their skills to complete a quest successfully. So when Gon becomes a Hunter in search of his father, Ging only knows how to show his son love by pushing him to be stronger and trust in his own power, as Ging does. Even if that means getting hurt in the process. 



Technically, Kite is 25 years old and is a tall 6″ (183 cm), as he is for the majority of his on-screen appearances. But once they have been reborn as a Chimera Ant, Kite takes on the form of a much younger girl at approximately 4″ (121.9 cm).

Kite is the first professional Hunter that audiences are introduced to in Hunter X Hunter. Because they trained with Ging since they were young, Kite is a highly skilled and well-equipped Hunter… at least in their human form.

Once they are reborn as a Chimera Ant, Kite loses most of the physical and intellectual advantages that they learned from Ging. Eventually, Kite has their memories of their previous life restored but is still at a disadvantage as the skills of a Hunter are harder to transfer between forms. 

Alluka Zolydck

Alluka Zoldyck

Aside from several flashbacks and photos, Alluka Zoldyck does not debut in Hunter X Hunter until season 6 and when she is 11 years old. At 5″ (152.4 cm), she is only a little smaller than Killua which makes sense as there is only a year or so between the siblings. 

Alluka is not well thought of by the Zoldyck family, suffering as much emotional abuse at her parents’ hands as the rest of the Zoldyck siblings. This is because, from an undisclosed age, Alluka has had a Dark Continent creature named Nanika sharing her body. Aside from when this Alluka is overtaken by Nanika – taking on a dark, empty, demon-like appearance – she is a sweet child. Alluka has the strongest connection with Killua as he was the only one who didn’t treat Alluka like a villain. 

Isaac Netero

Isaac Netero

Though he is one of the oldest characters in the show (110 + years old), Isaac Netero is only thought to be 5’3″ (160 cm). But do not mistake his age and shorter stature for weakness. Isaac was a legendary Grand Master of Shingen-Ryu, keeping up his training even in his old age.

Isaac reached enlightenment after spending 4 years intensely training, more than 60 years before the show’s events began. With his new enlightenment, Issac developed the skill to break the speed of sound with a single punch. He can often be forgetful or an unattentive at times, but Isaac is still an energetic idol right up until his sacrifice to kill Meruem. 

Meruem – April 3rd


As a Chimera Ant, Meruem ages differently from other characters in Hunter X Hunter. Though he is a fully grown Chimera Ant at only 40 days old, Meruem forced his birth prematurely, which resulted in him having a shorter stature than most other Chimera Ants at 5’6.5″ (169 cm).

After his early birth kills the Chimera Ant Queen, Meruem becomes the Ant’s ruthless King. He had little respect for his people and even less respect for humans despite taking on a more human form than would be expected of a Chimera Ant. It is only after Meruem has a deep, meaningful interaction with a human (the champion gungi player, Komugi) that Meruem starts to value human lives a little more. 

Bonolenov Ndongo

Bonolenov Ndongo

There is no officially confirmed birthday or height for Bonolenov Ndongo, but when compared to other characters in the show, he is roughly 5’10.9″ (180 cm). He is one of the oldest Phantom Troupe members at 30 years old. However, because of his appearance, it is hard to tell. 

Bonolenov has the unique look of a mummy and is almost always seen wearing boxing gloves, ready for a fight. Despite his look, Bonolenov is more civilized than most members of the Troupe and prefers to avoid conflicts unless necessary. Bonolenov will treat Troupe members, young and old, with a refreshing patience but will fight until he is bloody to remain loyal to Chrollo. 

Frankin Bordeau

Franklin Bordeau

Franklin Bordeau is one of the tallest characters in Hunter X Hunter at 7’2.2″ (219 cm) and makes quite the impression with his massive build. However, little is known about Franklin, including his birthday or age. All that is known is that he is old enough to be one of the Phantom Troupe’s original members. 

From the countless scars and giant-like appearance, it is no wonder that Franklin is one of the Phantom Troupe’s most reliable killing machines. Above all else, Franklin is loyal to Chrollo and the family he has created. Franklin will not hesitate to dispose of any member of the Troupe in order to ensure the Troupe’s survival.

Kalluto Zoldyck

Kalluto Zoldyck

Kalluto Zoldyck is only 10 years old when he makes his debut on the show in season 1, making him the youngest of the Zoldyck siblings. Though how many months younger is unclear. He is also the shortest Zoldyck at 4’11.1″ (150 cm), making him the perfect stealthy assassin tool for his parents. 

The full extent of Kalluto’s abilities has yet to be explored in the show as he tends to fade into the background, obedient and emotionally controlled to a fault. However, Kalluto makes enough of an impression with the Phantom Troupe to be named the number 4 member (even if he joined to get his brother back rather than be a Troupe member forever). 

Biscuit Krueger

Biscuit Krueger

Biscuit Krueger may take on the form of an innocent-looking child most of the time, but she is actually 57 years old. It is her childish 5’1″ (154.9 cm) that form Biscuit prefers compared to her 7’2″ (218.4 cm) true, muscular form as she can express her femininity better. 

Biscuit’s power in her taller form is transferred into her younger form, making her opponents think that she is weaker and more vulnerable than she is. However, as soon as the right moment strikes, Biscuit unleashes her full potential and turns into a lethal fighter. 

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