|2011 | Manga|
Bloster is a humanoid lobster with a blue exoskeleton, two big claws for hands and human-like legs.
Chimera Ant arc
Bloster is first seen alongside Cheetu, complaining about the Queen's lack of the ability to talk as they do. Bloster along with his fellow Squadron leaders, attend Neferpitou's "celebration". If they can survive the pain from Rammot's attack, they'll gain access to their aura, which he's able to do. Bloster and Welfin are told to assist Leol in Peijin. When Flutter disappears, he and Welfin demand a new course of action, but are told no after Leol uses his Nen ability to copy Flutter's. After the Chimera Ant Queen's death, he allies himself with Meruem and becomes one of his soldiers. During the Extermination Team's assault on The Republic of East Gorteau Palace, Bloster realizes Flutter (his corpse inhabited by Ikalgo) is a spy and destroys the body. Ikalgo defeats him using strategy, but cannot bring himself to kill him. Thanks to Ikalgo's kindness, Bloster who is still unconscious, is then taken by Welfin and is able to leave East Gorteau with his life.
After the ordeal ends, Bloster has one last conversation with Welfin. They discuss Gyro and how he must be alive. Though Welfin tries to jog Bloster's memories of his human life, he only remembers that he was once a resident of NGL. He and Welfin then say their last goodbyes, since they'll probably never see each other again. After helping Shidore get back to her village he then decides that he should go. Shidore stops him from leaving, she thanks him and asks him to stay. After sharing a few tears, Bloster then returns to NGL alongside Shidore.
Abilities & Powers
Being a Chimera Ant, Bloster is stronger than a normal human. The fact that he is also more powerful than an average Chimera Ant is attested by his being a Squadron Leader. During his time as a Squadron Leader, he had authority over his underlings, although it is unclear how much influence he retained after the death of the Queen. Bloster mainly fights using his Nen ability, a deadly combination of powerful shots and rapid fire that works well at any distance. Welfin, another Squadron Leader, was visibly afraid of the possibility of confronting Bloster, which might mean that Welfin's own ability, although it requires a simple vocal command, is slower than Bloster's. Having the genes of a crustacean, Bloster is protected by a sturdy exoskeleton. Its exact degree of durability is unknown, but Ikalgo reckoned it might be able to block a bullet shot with his air rifle at point-blank range. Although not overly smart, Bloster has demonstrated to be quite perceptive, noticing that "Flutter" had called Leol "Hagya" and realizing Ikalgo's plan to trap him between two shutters.
Bloster is an Emitter, so he focuses on separating his aura from his body and throwing it against his enemies.
|Bloster's Nen Type: Emission|
|Type: Emission||Aura Blasts|
|Bloster can shoot fast, powerful bullets of aura from his claws in quick succession. They have enough power to obliterate part of the cab of a truck and alter the course of a tank, leaving dents where they hit. He can also use them to rapidly propel himself out of danger by pointing his claws to the ground and shooting out a continuous flow of aura.|
- Bloster's name is an anagram of "lobster" as well as a pun on "lobster" and "blaster".
- Bloster is probably based on the real-life pistol shrimp.
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 215
|Members||Chimera Ant Queen • Meruem • Neferpitou • Shaiapouf • Menthuthuyoupi • Kite|
|Squadron Leaders||Colt • Zazan • Leol • Cheetu • Peggy • Meleoron • Bloster • Welfin • Bihorn • Yunju • Alligator • Turtle • Chimera Ant Octopus • Chimera Ant Panda|
|Officers||Boki • Centipede • Flutter • Hina • Frog • Ikalgo • Mosquito • Pike • Rammot • Ortho Siblings|
|Soldiers||Baro • Bat • Bombardier Beetle Chimera Ant • Gyro • Inzagi • Koala • Maenore • Hollow • Palm Siberia • Pell • Pig • Coburn • Rhino • Shidore • Snake • Taragette • Gorilla • Stag Beetle • Gun-toting Ant|