Bodoro was a muscular senior man with a prominent chin, mustache and long gray hair tied in a ponytail. He was always seen wearing the typical robes of a martial artist. In the 1999 anime adaptation, he is colored with darker hair, giving him a slightly more youthful appearance.
Bodoro adhered to a personal code of honor that prevented him from fighting children, no matter what their combat ability may be.
Hunter Exam arcEdit
Tonpa introduces Bodoro as "the Kung Fu Master" to Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio before the start of the 1st Phase. 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 down to the floor, Hisoka whispers something in Bodoro's ear, which shocks the martial artist to the extent that he surrenders immediately. 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 from behind, killing him.
Abilities & PowersEdit
Bodoro was capable enough to reach the final round of the notoriously difficult Hunter Exam. Having passed the first two phases of the Hunter Exam, he is sure to have above-average stamina and agility. As a martial artist, Bodoro is bound to be proficient at some form of combat, presumably involving his spear and shield, although he fought in the last trial barehanded. His overall power probably exceeded Pokkle's, since Killua was not averse to fighting him. 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.
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