The 15 Most Violent Moments From 'Hunter X Hunter'

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Vote up the most brutal scenes that made you squirm.

On the surface, Hunter x Hunter is a typical shonen anime about a chirpy, optimistic 11-year-old boy in search of his father. But don't let that seemingly innocent premise fool you. Fans of the series know just how dark and disturbing Hunter x Hunter can be. Part of what makes this series so intriguing and unconventional is how it's not afraid to go into darker territory and shock you with its violence. Some of the most pivotal moments in the series are the most disturbing. And we've gathered them here on this list.

Which scenes made you squirm the most? Vote up the Hunter x Hunter moments that you think were the most brutal.

Warning: This list contains graphic content and spoilers. 


  • 1
    1,773 VOTES

    Neferpitou Probes Pokkle's Brain While He's Still Alive

    Neferpitou Probes Pokkle's Brain While He's Still Alive
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    After Pokkle is captured by the Chimera Ants, Neferpitou probes his brain in order to gain information about Nen. This is particularly disturbing as Pokkle is still alive while Neferpitou cruelly picks at his brain with giant needles. Pokkle is then butchered to death by Pig and prepared as food for the Chimera Ant Queen. 

    1,773 votes
  • 2
    1,872 VOTES

    Meruem Eats A Little Girl After Killing Her Parents

    Meruem Eats A Little Girl After Killing Her Parents
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    When Meruem and the Royal Guards land in a village, they come across a family of three. Meruem nonchalantly kills the mom and dad and eats them right in front of the daughter. As if that's not bad enough, he then kills the traumatized child and eats her brain.

    1,872 votes
  • 3
    1,664 VOTES

    Neferpitou Plays With Kite's Severed Head

    Neferpitou Plays With Kite's Severed Head
    Photo: Madhouse

    While this scene isn't particularly gory nor violent, it deserves a place on this list for its disturbing image. Fans were devastated and shocked to see that Neferpitou killed Kite since their fight wasn't shown onscreen. Instead, the scene flashes to the next morning, and we see Neferpitou casually playing with Kite's decapitated head.

    1,664 votes
  • 4
    1,369 VOTES

    Yunju Stomps On His Human Pets, Spot And Rover 

    Yunju Stomps On His Human Pets, Spot And Rover 
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    The fact that Yunju enslaves humans and treats them as dogs is disturbing enough. But when Spot begs Gon and his group for help, Yunju suddenly crushes him to death with his hoof. Rover panics and begs like a dog so that his life is spared, but Yunju mercilessly kills him in the same way. 

    1,369 votes
  • 5
    1,284 VOTES

    Kurt And Reina Get Eaten By The Chimera Ant Queen

    Kurt And Reina Get Eaten By The Chimera Ant Queen
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    Kurt and Reina are two young siblings who live in a village in the NGL. On their way back home from fishing, they run into a Chimera Ant. While Kurt tries to protect his sister, the Ant kills both of them and brings their corpses for the Queen to eat. 

    1,284 votes
  • 6
    1,428 VOTES

    Pokkle's Squad Is Massacred By The Chimera Ants

    Pokkle's Squad Is Massacred By The Chimera Ants
    Photo: Madhouse

    This scene revealed just how merciless and cruel the Chimera Ants could be. They start their ambush on Pokkle's squad by decapitating one of the members mid-sentence. And Balda is killed in the same way when Pike bites off his head. But the most disturbing and shocking death in this scene is when Ponzu is shot multiple times and then eaten. Ponzu was a character who didn't deserve such a cruel demise. 

    1,428 votes