Bodoro is a muscular old man with marked chin, mustache and the hair tied in a ponytail. He is always seen wearing the typical robes of a martial artist.
Bodoro adheres to a personal code of honor that prevents him from fighting children, no matter what their combat ability is.
Hunter Exam arcEdit
Tonpa introduces Bodoro as "the Kung Fu Master" to Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio before the start of the 1st stage. Bodoro later appears during the 287th Hunter Exam, as one of the 24 candidates who passes Lippo's 3rd phase and manages to reach the 4th phase of the exam on Zevil Island. During this phase he fights and defeats Ryu and is qualified for the final phase of the exam.
In Netero's interview, Bodoro claims #44 caught his attention the most and would rather not fight #99 or #405 due to his personal code of not fighting children. Bodoro fights against Hisoka, in the Final Phase of the Hunter Exam. He is unable to injure the magician despite his experience as a fighter; when knocked to the floor, Hisoka whispers something in Bodoro's ear and Bodoro surrenders. To this day, it is uncertain what exactly was said between them.
His next fight against Leorio is delayed, as Leorio doesn't feel it fair that Bodoro has to fight while wounded. However, when the fight finally begins, Killua interferes by stabbing Bodoro through the chest with his bare hand, killing him.
Abilities & PowersEdit
Bodoro was capable enough to reach the final round of the notoriously difficult Hunter Exam. Having passed the first phase of the Hunter Exam, he is sure to have above-average stamina. As a martial artist, Bodoro should have been proficient at some form of combat. Netero viewed Leorio and him as evenly matched, with Bodoro having the upper hand in terms of experience, but losing to Leorio in terms of combat skill. Although he was effortlessly defeated by Hisoka in the final round, taking a severe beating in the process, he refused to give up until the magician whispered something in his ear, and did not back down from the subsequent fight.
- In Nippon Animation's anime adaptation, Bodoro exhibits signs of a rivalry with Goz, a fellow martial artist and exam participant, during the Hunter Exam. This rivalry is set aside in the dire circumstances of Lippo's "bonus stage" after the Trick Tower, in which the two assist Hanzo in reeling in Gon and Geretta during the tsunami.
- A common theory is that what Hisoka whispered to Bodoro was something along the lines of: "If you don't forfeit, I am going to fight the children", having somehow heard, or just assumed, that Bodoro cared about them.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 3, Chapter 23
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 4, Chapter 32
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 3, Chapter 22
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 4, Chapter 35
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 5, Chapter 36
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 5, Chapter 37