"All exams should be like this. They have to be strong anyway."

— 288th Hunter Exam's 1st Phase Examiner[1]
2011 | 1999 | Manga

288 Examiner 2011

288th Hunter Exam's 1st Phase Examiner
Manga Debut

Chapter 148

Anime Debut

Episode 80 (1999)
Episode 66 (2011)


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Eye Color


Hair Color

Black (1999)
Lime Green (2011)





Previous Occupation

288th Hunter Exam 1st Phase Examiner



Image Gallery

The 288th Hunter Exam's 1st Phase Examiner is a laid-back middle-aged man.


He is a man of average height and build. He has lime green hair and dark eyebrows and a goatee. He is seen wearing a violet shirt with dark purple marking on it and red pants. He also wears an array of jewelry.


He appears to be a very flashy and flamboyant man, doing everything with flare. He believes that to be a hunter, one must have strength, thus making the first phase a battle royale.


Greed Island arcEdit


The Examiner welcomes all of the 288th Hunter Examination examinees and with a grand total of 1,489 candidates suspects that the number will reduce to 300 for the 2nd phase of the Exam. So after contemplating over it he rules in order to pass the 1st Phase of the exam; the examinees have to beat 5 other candidates in a fight, collect their respective number plate, and then turn it into him. The Examiner then leaves the room and after he closing the door the exam begins. In another room the Examiner smokes a cigarette and believes that the first phase should have only 150-200 people pass and that it'd be great if all exams were like his, because you have to be strong in order to be able to work afterwards.[1]

Killua Passed

The examiner passes Killua

Dozing off for half an hour, the Examiner awaken as Killua enters the room. The Examiner scolds himself for dosing off, but congratulates Killua for being the first one to make it to the 2nd phase. Looking at his watch he's baffled how much time past and inquires Killua what happened to the other examinees. Killua informs him that they're all unconscious and to prove his claim, he drags into the room a pile of all of the rest of the examinees number plates. The Examiner left speechless by this revelation is then shown by Killua all of the unconscious examinees. So the Examiner contacts the Chairman Netero, who exempts Killua from taking the rest of the exam. So the Examiner in a funky pose, exclaims to Killua he's passed the Hunter Exam.[1]

13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit

After Netero's death, the Examiner votes in the First Election for the 13th Hunter Chairman at the Hunter Association.[2]

Abilities & PowersEdit

As a Hunter examiner, he has the ability to use Nen, although he has yet to display any usage of it.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 148
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 320