AppearanceBodoro 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 arc
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.
During Netero's interview, Bodoro says #44 caught his attention the most and would rather not fight #99 or #405 due to his personal code of not fighting children. During the Final Phase of the Hunter Exam, a martial arts tournament, Bodoro's first match is against Hisoka. 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.
- 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 Theory is that what Hisoka whispered to Bodoro was somewhere along the lines of: "If you don't forfeit, I am going to fight the children." Due to the code that Bodoro follows stating that he will not fight children (showing that he has love for children), this is the most likely thing that was said.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 3, Chapter 23
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 4, Chapter 32
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 3, Chapter 22
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 4, Chapter 35
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 5, Chapter 36