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Benjamin Hui Guo Rou
Kana

ベンジャミン=ホイコーロ

Rōmaji

Benjamin Hoikōro

Debuts
Manga Debut

Chapter 348

Characteristics
Gender

Male Male

Status

Alive

Affiliation

Kakin Empire

Occupation

1st Prince of the Kakin Empire
Deputy Military Adviser of the Royal Army

Relatives

Nasubi Hui Guo Rou (Father)
Unma Hui Guo Rou (Mother)
Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou (Brother)
Camilla Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Zhang Lei Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Tyson Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Luzurus Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Salé-salé Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Halkenburg Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Kacho Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Fugetsu Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Momoze Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Marayam Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Woble Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)

Nen
Type

Unknown

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Benjamin Hui Guo Rou (ベンジャミン=ホイコーロ, Benjamin Hoikōro) is the First Prince of the Kakin Empire, the eldest son of his father's first wife, Unma[1], and the Deputy Military Adviser of the Royal Army of the Kakin Empire.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Benjamin

Benjamin's appearance

Benjamin is a large, heavily muscled man with spiky hair. He has a large nose and lines across his cheeks.

PersonalityEdit

Benjamin is a very aggressive man, as seen when he easily becomes riled from his younger brother's taunting. He is also extremely self-confident, causing Tubeppa to view him as arrogant.[3] He has no qualms about killing his own siblings, which he in fact sees as a duty in order to maintain the "tree" of the royal family healthy.[2] In particular, he seems to hate Tserriednich, while also having a sort of rivalry with him,[4] and is determined to kill him with his own hands. Despite Tserriednich thinking lightly of Benjamin's intelligence, Balsamilco believes this to be a byproduct of his impulsiveness and tendency to take the shortest route to a goal, but regards him as flexible and logical once he has been supplied the necessary information to act upon.[2] In Tubeppa's opinion, he is arrogant.[3] Despite that, he is sociable as he is seen amiably talking with two elderly guests at the formal party.

PlotEdit

Dark Continent Expedition arcEdit

Chap 348 - Benjamin crushes throat

Benjamin crushes the lion

Benjamin contacts his biological younger brother Tserriednich with an adult male lion restrained by his bare arms and legs, to inform him that their father has accepted their plan. Their father was apparently quite clear when he said, "Whomever survives the voyage to the Dark Continent, will become the next King." Tserriednich overcome with bliss is overjoyed by their father's decision, then declares he will become King and wipe out all of the trash (other siblings).[4]

Benjamin, unfazed by his younger brother's declaration taunts Tserriednich and after his brother inquires, informs him that none of the other siblings aside from themselves know about the plan yet, but they all will be informed by their father's messenger soon. He then declares that he'll personally deal with Tserriednich by breaking every bone in his body with his bare hands. Tserriednich on the other hand sarcastically claims that he just soiled himself and that he's so terrified that he doesn't want him calling him anymore and hangs up on Benjamin. Aggravated by his younger brother's taunt, he kills his restrained Lion.[4]

Succession Contest arcEdit

Benjamin is briefly shown dressed in a military style outfit, with ribbons and various decorations on his jacket's left breast, while saluting.[1]

Chap 358 - Beyond and the princes of Kakin

Beyond Netero and the princes of Kakin Empire

Sometime later, he participates to the ceremony on the eve of the voyage. He waves to the crowd while wondering how many of his siblings will be left by the next ceremony. He then participates to a formal party. Like the rest of his family, he will reside in the 1st deck of the ship. He has also hired a team of soldiers, to whom he will give a signal to begin an assault.[5] The next day Benjamin participates to another ceremony, noting all his siblings are present and thinking to himself he will survive.[6] Benjamin's Guardian Spirit Beast is revealed during the party he attends.[3] Minutes later, he ridicules Camilla for inquiring about the exact meaning of "dropping out" from the succession war. He vows to purge her and all other princes. After leaving the hall, he orders Coventoba to get in contact with Balsamilco and have him bring Tserriednich to him alive, so he can kill him with his own hands. However When he meets with Balsamilco, he convinces the Prince to desist because of his inability to see the Guardian Spirit Beast despite being a Nen user. Another reason being since the other princes have learned about the Guardian Spirit Beasts thanks to Kurapika's announcement, while their Hunter bodyguards are bound to be better at Nen than Benjamin's men. Benjamin thus changes his plan, ordering his men to infiltrate the quarters of the other princes under official pretenses to study the abilities of their 'Guardian Spirit Beasts and the Hunters', and kill should they feel threatened in the slightest.[2]

After Vincent's confrontation with Prince Woble's bodyguards Kurapika and Bill and his subsequent death, Prince Benjamin sends Babimyna as Vincent's replacement. According to the prince, the mission is of absolute importance and failure would not be tolerated.[7] Instead of talking to Kurapika himself, Benjamin may have had Balsamilco talk with Kurapika as revealed by Shimano, one of Queen Oito's maids, who sees Benjamin as a cold-hearted and ruthless man.[8] Right after Kurapika rejects their call Balsamilco and Benjamin plot on how they should deal with Kurapika with the help of Furykov.[9]

Benjamin agrees to send his bodyguards to learn Nen under Kurapika, but Bill feels that their leader want to keep tabs on them.[10]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Benjamin's Sacred Beast

Benjamin's Guardian Spirit Beast

Benjamin's status as one of the Senior Princes of Kakin grants him significant political influences and assets that give him benefits to win the throne.[11] Being the Supreme Vice Counselor of the nation's military, he holds immense military power, which for example allows him to override the decision made by other princes in regards to their own bodyguards. His rank suggests he received military training. He is also endowed with a squad of personal bodyguards, all of whom are Nen users.[2] His strength borders on a superhuman level as he is able to restrain an adult male lion while casually speaking on the phone at the same time, then crush its throat and tears its head without breaking a sweat. His brother Tserriednich belittles his intellect, although this might be due to his own extraordinary intelligence,[4] and in fact Balsamilco regards him as a good leader and tactician once he's provided with enough information.[2]

NenEdit

Benjamin is capable of using Nen, although Balsamilco estimates Hunters to be more proficient than him.[2] His skin might be strengthened with Enhancement in a similar manner to Uvogin's, due to the fact that it was apparently left intact despite a lion desperately attempting to scratch him.[4] Like the rest of his siblings, Benjamin received an egg from which a Nen beast hatched to protect him.[1] Since it is a parasitic-type ability, he has no control over it, and despite being a Nen user, he is unable to see his Guardian Spirit Beast or anyone else's, while his bodyguards are able to. Balsamilco suspects this is due to a condition of the Guardian Spirit Beast themselves rather than Benjamin's lack of skill.[2] The Nen beast is subjected to two rule-like instincts: it is unable to fight other Guardian Spirit Beasts as well as to directly attack the host of one.[3] Its abilities are currently unknown. When Benjamin asks whether all of his bodyguards are able to see his Guardian Spirit Beast, Balsamilco affirms it and tells him that it is worthy of the next king of Kakin.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 349
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Hunter × Hunter - Chapter 363
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 362
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 348
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 358
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 359
  7. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 364
  8. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 365
  9. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 366
  10. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 368
  11. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 350

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Queens UnmaDuazulTang Zhao LiKatronoSwinko-swinkoSeikoSevantiOito
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