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Cheetu's appearance resembles that of a humanoid cheetah that is rather tall and slender. His arms and legs are built in a segmented fashion, similar to many other second-generation Chimera Ants. His chest and thighs are covered in white fur and his head is covered with neck long purple hair. Beneath his eyes are two purple lines, similar to those of a cheetah's. He also bares a feline muzzle. Cheetu's only clothing is a pair of cut-off blue shorts.
Cheetu is very simple-minded, confident and arrogant. He is commonly very impressed with his own speed. Unlike some other Chimera Ants, Cheetu has no greater plans, and is simply content for being the fastest among the other Chimera Ants. Cheetu also enjoys fighting only as a way of boasting and showing off his abilities; He does not seek the "thrill of the kill". In confrontation against a group police officers, Cheetu waited until the last possible moment to dodge a barrage of bullets fired at him, then dismembered the fingers of all his attackers, before asking them to "bring some faster guys tomorrow." After learning and being initiated into Nen; Cheetu showed a creative side, always trying to create new abilities, although they were not always efficient. He developed a rivalry with Morel after their first fight, with the latter openly declaring that the reason he was able to win against him because of Cheetu's stupidity.
Cheetu is first introduced along with the other recurring Squadron Leaders early in the Chimera Ant arc. But after Meruem killed the Queen, the other squadron leaders decided to leave and claim their own titles of King.
Chimera Ant arc
Cheetu is first introduced along with the other recurring Squadron Leaders early in the Chimera Ant arc. After the birth of Meruem and the death of the Queen, he leaves NGL and starts heading East, along the way causing an incident in nearby Pata City, at which point Morel and Knuckle are called to confront him. Neither side is able to declare victory, with Cheetu unable to damage the two Hunters and the two Hunters unable to land any serious hits on Cheetu. This causes Cheetu to realize he needs a power greater than pure speed, eventually seeking Shaiapouf for help in developing his own Hatsu in exchange for servitude.
He confronts Morel again while the latter was keeping Peijin under watch, and using his new power, "Tag", Cheetu transport both of them to a place conjured by him which is isolated from the real world. Despite being unable to get back his aura and forced to touch the incredibly fast Cheetu with the time limit of 8 hours, Morel catches Cheetu with little difficulties thanks to his psychological attacks and Cheetu's own stupidity, getting out of the conjured space unscathed.
Cheetu escapes, and later is seen boasting about yet another ability. He finally meets his end during the attack on Meruem's palace; Cheetu is crushed to death by Silva from above while attempting to pick a fight with Zeno, all the while boasting of his magnificent new technique.
Abilities & Powers
As a Chimera Ant, Cheetu is stronger than any normal human. His status as a Squadron Leader proves he is even more powerful than that. 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. He fights and hunts by using his speed. Whether he catches his prey unawares or not is irrelevant: even pro Hunters have a hard time adapting to his quickness. He would be infinitely more dangerous if not for his many weak spots, all of which came down to his foolishness: Cheetu is so proud of his speed he feels no need to make plans or focus on his opponents; moreover, he has near to no analytical skills and does not pay any attention to his surroundings. He also seems unable to gauge the power of his foe.
Enhanced Strength: Cheetu can chop off fingers and bite through a human skull while running so fast he cannot be seen.
Immense Speed and Reflexes: Cheetu's primary trait is his great speed, which allows him to dodge bullets with ease after they touch the lock of hair on his forehead, (making his speed greater than 680 miles per hour [bullet speed]), punch even experienced Hunters several times before their body can move, and literally run circles around his opponents. It takes about a second for Cheetu accelerate to these speeds. His reactions are so quick they allow him to control his movements at any second. For him time slows down to a near standstill, though the actual speed has never been calculated. When he was introduced, he was likely the swiftest character in the series despite not using Nen to boost his physical attributes.
Enhanced Stamina: Cheetu can run at immense speeds for long periods of time without growing tired.
Hand to Hand Combatant: He has displayed good hand-to-hand combat; he is strong enough to take on Knuckle and Morel simultaneously, although it should be noted that his fighting style is entirely punch-based and rather easy to predict for experienced opponents. He never puts his full weight in his blows, all in order to strike and retreat quicker.
Cheetu's Nen category is a Conjurer. Unlike some self-taught Chimera Ants like Zazan and Rammot, he needed Shaiapouf's help to control his Nen and invent a Hatsu ability, with the notable exception he unconsciously used Gyo in his fight against Morel and Knuckle. Tag is one of the attacks that Cheetu has. It allows Cheetu to transport his opponents to an alternate realm where they play a game of tag with the time limit of 8 hours, Cheetu can conjure a miniature crossbow with a clawed end to attack his opponents with (the crossbow itself is much slower than Cheetu, however).
Cheetu's Nen Type: Conjuration
|Cheetu activates the ability by making physical contact with his target, at which point they are both enclosed in an artificial Nen-space resembling a savanna, the approximate size of a baseball field. The space is isolated from the real world by a dome painted with images of the sky. Both Cheetu and his target are stuck inside this area. To leave, the victim of the ability must touch Cheetu before a time limit of eight hours (represented by a giant hourglass standing in the middle of the area) runs out. The consequence of not accomplishing this is never revealed, and it seems that not even Cheetu knows what would happen in that case. To make this ability stronger Cheetu makes the condition that if he get caught just once he can't use this ability anymore.|
|Type: Conjuration||Conjured Crossbow and Claw|
|He conjures a miniature crossbow attached to his arm, which also possesses a claw at the end of it to aid in close range attacks. This ability proves to be a futile gesture, as the crossbow is much slower than Cheetu himself, making only the claw really useful while moving fast.|
|Type: Unknown||Monroe Walk (|
|Only its name was revealed. Cheetu is killed by Silva before having a chance to demonstrate it.|
- Cheetu shares the same voice actor as Sedokan in the 2011 anime adaption.
- The name of Cheetu's new ability is likely a reference to actress Marilyn Monroe and her signature walk.
- According to the "Hunter × Hunter Manual" section found in the Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho official character book (Shueisha Jump remix), Cheetu's stats are:
|Chimera Ant arc: NGL||2/5||3/5||3/5||3/5||3/5||1/5|
|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 • Panda|
|Officers||Boki • Centipede • Flutter • Hina • Frog • Ikalgo • Mosquito • Pike • Rammot • Ortho Siblings|
|Soldiers||Baro • Bat • Bombardier Beetle Chimera Ant • Coburn • Gorilla • Gun-toting Ant • Gyro • Hollow • Inzagi • Koala • Maenore • Palm Siberia • Pell • Pig • Rhino • Shidore • Snake • Stag Beetle • Taragette|