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"Making the abilities yours while exploring the darkness within the soul of the original owner... that's the true pleasure of "Skill Hunter"."

— Chrollo Lucilfer, to Hisoka Morow[1]
2011 | 1999 | Manga

Chrollo Lucilfer 2011

Chrollo Lucilfer
Kana

クロロ=ルシルフル

Rōmaji

Kuroro Rushirufuru

Portrayal
Japanese Voice

Yoshikazu Nagano (1999)
Mamoru Miyano (2011)

English Voice

Richard Meen (1999)

Debuts
Manga Debut

Chapter 71

Anime Debut

Episode 51 (1999)
Episode 41 (2011)

Characteristics
Gender

Male Male

Age

26

Height

177 cm (5' 9.5")

Weight

68 kg (149.6 lbs)

Eye Color

Black (1999)
Grey (2011)

Hair Color

Black

Previous Affiliation

Phantom Troupe

Occupation

Floor Master[2]

Previous Occupation

Leader of the Phantom Troupe

Nen
Type

Specialization

Abilities

Skill Hunter

Image Gallery

Chrollo Lucilfer (クロロ=ルシルフル, Kuroro Rushirufuru) is the leader of the Phantom Troupe, an infamous gang of thieves with class A bounties.[3] His physical strength ranks seventh in the group.[4]

Appearance

2011 | 1999

Genei kuro

Chrollo's 2011 design

Chrollo is a young man with dark hair and grey eyes. Two of his distinguishing features are his cross-shaped tattoo on his forehead and a pair of orb-shaped earrings. He is usually seen wearing a fur-collared leather and fur trench coat that is unbuttoned, revealing his muscular body, the coat is imprinted with the golden St. Peter's Cross on the back. Prior to the foundation of the Phantom Troupe, Chrollo never wore his trademark coat, nor did he comb his hair backwards. When approaching Neon Nostrade in order to steal her Nen ability, he wears a blue blazer, with his hair hanging down naturally and the cross tattoo hidden behind a bandage wrapped around his forehead. His spider tattoo is located on his right arm in the 1999 anime series.

Personality

43 - Chrollo talking to Uvogin

Chrollo displays calmness even in tight situations.

Chrollo Lucilfer is calm, and comes across as intelligent and charismatic. He seems to be a born leader, able to hold the Phantom Troupe together despite the volatile personalities that make it up, and is a very capable strategist. Chrollo seems to be very confident in his own fighting abilities as well as in the other members of the Spider. He always has at least two people with him, which is why Hisoka was unable to fight him.[5] After he has admired the objects that he targeted and acquired, Chrollo sells everything.[6] It is also stated that Chrollo likes antique books.[7]

Unflinching and unshakable, he is also an observer of human nature. Gon's hostility towards the troupe led Chrollo to reflect upon the nature of the self and his actions, and when fighting Hisoka, who refused to back down even after seeing the scope of his abilities, he expressed fascination for the inner workings of human beings.[8] However, by his own claim, he sees no difference between a puppet and a person.[8]

He shows no fear of his own death, even anticipating it. Melody has stated that his heartbeat sounded as if he was happy living alongside death. To Chrollo, the Phantom Troupe is more important than his own life.[9] He once stressed in a group meeting that the survival of the group comes before the well-being of the leader. To paraphrase him, the head of the spider is just another limb that can be sacrificed for the survival of the Spider.[10] As an example, throughout missions, Chrollo's most commonly issued order is for Troupe members to stay close and to assist each other.[11] The only people Chrollo seems to care about are his fellow members in the Phantom Troupe. When Chrollo reads Neon's prophecy which contains Uvogin's death, he cries for him. Later on, he orchestrates a massacre of Mafia members as a requiem to his fallen comrade.[12]

51 - Chrollo smiling

As part of his act, Chrollo smiles at Neon.

Despite that, he is cold-blooded and not above inhuman mass murder, as he and all of his Troupe members (with possible exception of Bonolenov) casually and remorselessly commit those crimes, the best example being the massacre of the Kurta clan, where not only did he and the Troupe kill people regardless of age or gender, but only did so to acquire their Scarlet Eyes, and his usage of his Indoor Fish ability on a helpless assassin reflects his sadistic nature. There is also an implied hostility between Chrollo and Silva Zoldyck, most likely rooting from their previous encounter after Silva's killing of a Troupe member.

Chrollo is a skilled actor and quite manipulative, as shown when he meets Neon Nostrade and "befriends" her, in pursuance of her fortune-telling ability. During this time, he presents himself as an amiable and helpful man, always enthusiastic and smiling, who also displays curiosity; while in fact, Chrollo only intends to learn about Neon's ability as one of the requirements for stealing it.[12][13]

Background

HxH 57 Ryodan Chrollo

Chrollo before making the Phantom Troupe

Very little is known about Chrollo's past except that he originated from Meteor City, a junkyard city inhabited by outcasts. People who live there do not exist in any official records and the existence of the city itself is known to a very few people.[14] Sometime in the past, he formed the Phantom Troupe with six other Meteor City residents and left the city. Later, the group was joined by more members, in accordance with Chrollo's idea of a group comprising of exactly 13 members, including himself. It is unknown when and what the exact circumstances were but Chrollo has fought Silva Zoldyck once before their battle at the Yorknew Auction.

Plot

Yorknew City arc

Spiders Reunited

The spiders reunited

Chrollo is first seen in a group meeting of the Phantom Troupe in an abandoned area of the city on the 31st of August. He orders the Troupe to steal all the auction items for the Mafia's underground auction and to eliminate anyone who gets in their way.[7]

On the evening of September 1st, he, Phinks, Kortopi, Bonolenov, Pakunoda and Hisoka stay in their hideout while the other 7 members sneak in the Cemetery Building where the auction is being held and kill all the mafiosi and the guests there,[15] only to find an empty vault because the items were already relocated to somewhere else just a few hours before their arrival. On the way back on a hot-air balloon, Uvogin calls Chrollo by phone, saying he suspects there is a traitor in the Troupe. Chrollo reasons with him that an informant exists, but this person is not among them. He then tells Uvogin and others to cause a big disturbance to lure out the Shadow Beasts, one of whom, the Owl, removed the auction items.[16]

Following the order, Uvogin massacres the Mafia and four Shadow Beasts in the Gordeau Desert,[17] but he is captured by Kurapika shortly afterwards. Five other members of the group immediately give chase until they are stopped on the way by the remaining Shadow Beasts.[18] They kill all of these men excluding the Owl, who they capture and successfully get the items from. Near midnight, they find where Uvogin is being held captive and free him after killing Dalzollene.[5] Uvogin, however, insists on finding the chain user, Kurapika, alone to get revenge,[6] which leads to his demise at the hands of Kurapika in the Gordeau Desert in the early hours of September 2nd.[4]

Chrollo cries after reading his prophecy

Chrollo cries after reading Neon's fortune

On September 3rd, thanks to a picture of Neon Nostrade just uploaded on the Hunter website, Chrollo finds and approaches her, who has slipped away from her bodyguards to attend the rescheduled underground auction against her father's will.[19] After helping her to get into the Cemetery Building, he asks her to tell his fortune, which she gladly does.[13] Upon reading the prophecy he cries because it mentions Uvogin's death. Near the start of the auction, he knocks out Neon with a swift blow to the back of her neck and uses her as an excuse to get to the upper floors. He then kills some hired assassins with ease[12] while his other comrades massacre the 2,000 mafiosi guarding the building.[20][21]

Chrollo vs Zoldyck

After the battle with the Zoldycks

As the Phantom Troupe's retaliatory attack goes on, Chrollo is cornered in the basement of the building by two elite assassins, Zeno and Silva Zoldyck.[21] Noticing that Zeno is an incredible fighter, Chrollo fights them with the intention of stealing his abilities. However, Zeno sees through him and has him pinned against the wall while Silva throws two huge aura spheres at them, causing a large explosion that causes everything around them to collapse.[22] Right before the Zoldycks can finish him, however, Illumi Zoldyck calls and tells them that the Ten Dons have been eliminated in a mission whose client is Chrollo. As their clients are dead, they spare him and leave.[23]

Chrollo's Death

Chrollo's fake corpse

Chrollo then calls other members, telling them not to touch the ambulance that is carrying Neon to the hospital and to continue with the plan,[23] according to which they make use of Kortopi's ability to fool the Mafia with fake corpses of five members,[24] take the real items and sell their copies in the rescheduled underground auction held on the 10th floor of the building.[23] After that, he and the other members return to their hideout and celebrate their victory.[24] The next day, September 4th, Chrollo orders the Troupe to leave Yorknew during the night, but Nobunaga insists that they find Kurapika.[14] In order to persuade Nobunaga, he uses the Lovely Ghostwriter that he stole from Neon to make prophecies about Nobunaga and some other members, according to which 5 more of them will die if they meet the chain user within 2 weeks. They then intend to return to Meteor City to avoid that prospect,[25] however Hisoka alters his own prophecy with the Texture Surprise and manipulates the whole group into staying in Yorknew City so that he can have the chance to fight Chrollo.[26]

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Machi, Chrollo and Shizuku

Later, Chrollo is able to deduce that Kurapika is one of Neon's bodyguards, and thanks to a pair of fake Scarlet Eyes that they sold him the night before, they know that he and the other bodyguards are staying in Hotel Beitacle, 2.5 km from the hideout. Chrollo orders Kortopi, Machi, Nobunaga, Pakunoda and Shizuku to go with him to the hotel.[27][28] On the way, noticing that they are being followed by 2 people, he tells Kortopi, Nobunaga and Pakunoda to go ahead while he, Machi and Shizuku stay behind. They then capture Gon and Killua again.[11] Meanwhile, Pakunoda and the other two are able to know Kurapika's name and face after capturing and killing Squala.[29]

Chrollo, Machi and Shizuku take the 2 kids to the hotel[29] and meet up with Pakunoda's group in the hall. He tells Paku to check their memories again, but before she can reveal what she has learned about Kurapika, a power outage suddenly happens, allowing Gon and Killua to break free from her grasp. Machi and Nobunaga easily recapture them despite the total darkness. However, when the light comes back on, they realize that Chrollo has been captured by Kurapika.[30]

Kurapika captured Chrollo

Though captured by Kurapika, Chrollo dominates through his disposition.

Phinks, Feitan and Shalnark soon arrive at the hotel. They then receive a call from Kurapika, who tells them not to follow him, not to hurt the hostages and give the phone to Paku. He then tells Paku to go to Ringon Airport alone to negotiate the terms of a hostage exchange and the other members to return to their hideout.[31] Chrollo, who is sitting next to Kurapika in the back seat of a car, is then beaten up, but he discovers that Kurapika puts his friends above all else, which he considers a vital weakness, thus he hopes Paku and other members will come to the airport together.[9] Indeed, Phinks, Feitan and Shalnark try to follow Paku, but Nobunaga stops them for fear that Chrollo would be killed, leading to a heated quarrel between Nobunaga and Phinks. Because Machi and Shizuku agree with Nobunaga and Kurapika tells them about Melody's ability to detect lies, they all return to the hideout as told by him.[31]

When Kurapika and Pakunoda meet at the airport, he binds Chrollo's and Paku's hearts with his Judgment Chain, forbidding them to use Nen and to communicate with the other members, and tells her to come to the exchange site along with Gon and Killua before midnight, to which she agrees. After returning to the hideout, Paku tells the others about the conditions Phinks becomes so angry that he wants to get rid of the kids then go after Kurapika,[32] but Machi and Kortopi disagree with him. They almost got into a fight with Phinks and Feitan, who think that she and the others are being manipulated by Kurapika, until the quarrel is interrupted by Gon. Phinks finally agrees to let Pakunoda go alone after Franklin tells him that if he keeps being stubborn, the Troupe may disintegrate.[33]

ChrolloEast

Chrollo sets to the east

Just before the exchange, Hisoka unexpectedly appears and threatens to kill the kids if he cannot come along with Paku to fight Chrollo. Kurapika has no choice but to let him go to the exchange site with them. When Chrollo is finally released,[33] Hisoka reveals that he has never been a true member of the Troupe and challenges him to a duel. Seeing that, Chrollo laughs and tells Hisoka that it is pointless fighting him now because the Judgement Chain has rendered him unable to use Nen. Losing interest, Hisoka spares him and leaves while Chrollo sets off to the east in order to fulfill the prophecy given to him by Neon.[34]

Greed Island arc

Chrollo awaits

Chrollo awaits

The destination in the east, according to the prophecy is later revealed to be Greed Island, the likeliest place to find a Nen Exorcist to neutralize Kurapika's chain. Chrollo is somehow able to obtain a copy of the game and recruits Hisoka to enter it for him since the game requires the ability to use Nen. Hisoka happily complies for the chance to fight Chrollo once his power is restored. An Exorcist is then found and recruited by him and the other members of the Phantom Troupe.[35]

13th Hunter Chairman Election arc

Chrollo's curse was lifted, but he ran away from Hisoka instead of fighting him. The purpose is later revealed to be the acquisition of new abilities in preparation for their final showdown. During this period he traveled to Meteor City and met Shalnark and Kortopi, taking their abilities.[2]

Dark Continent Expedition arc

Chrollo finally decides to accept Hisoka's challenge and fights him in Heavens Arena, where he is a Floor Master. The two agree that the chase has become boring and start a match to the death. Chrollo immediately takes control of the referee with Shalnark's ability, using him against Hisoka while also attacking him with his bare hands. After a brief but furious exchange of blows which sees Hisoka strictly on the defensive, Chrollo kills the referee, showing off two new abilities: an explosive mark and a bookmark that allows him to use stolen abilities without having to hold his book. While he is bent on winning, he wants to do it with style. The two discuss about Chrollo's new abilities, and he declares he will show Hisoka three more, adding that Hisoka should be honored that he would be using more than his record amount of abilities, when killing only one person.[2]

Chrollo then introduces Hisoka to another ability, Order Stamp. After putting the bookmark in that page, he creates a copy of the referee's body with Kortopi's Hatsu, and uses the stamp to make it attack Hisoka. However, thanks to Chrollo's explanation, Hisoka easily deactivates Order Stamp by beheading the puppet. Chrollo finally shows the last ability he has prepared, Convert Hands. Much to Hisoka's annoyance, before the two can trade blows again, Chrollo reveals that one of his abilities belongs to someone who is already dead. He is surprised that Hisoka instantly realizes it is because the user's Nen has become stronger after his death. The ability in question is Sun and Moon, which Chrollo has acquired in Meteor City. Thanks to the creator's resolve, once affixed, the marks will never disappear unless they explode. Declaring the explanation is finished, Chrollo states that his victory is certain and asks Hisoka if he is willing to go on nonetheless. When Hisoka consents, he thinks to himself that humans are fascinating creatures. Running away from Hisoka, the two end up in the audience, which Chrollo manipulates to attack Hisoka while disguising himself with Convert Hands.[8]

While Hisoka kills his controlled humans, Chrollo steals the clothes of a spectator and dons them, also retrieving the two antennae unseen by his opponent. He then places the bookmark on Gallery Fake and, after creating multiple copies with it, he opens his book to Order Stamp in order to have around thirty of them attack Hisoka. The magician is forced to retreat. Chrollo uses the opening to get behind him, switching type of attack at the last second to trick him, causing Hisoka to fall into the crowd of puppets. While the magician fights them off, Chrollo damages him with a hit-and run tactic, striking from his blind spots and blending in the crowd. When Hisoka attempts to counter his next ambush attack with Bungee Gum, Chrollo dodges and kicks him to the ground, claiming he had foreseen it. However, he is hit by a second projectile that Hisoka had prepared.[36]

Hisoka lands one more hit with the other projectile, but Chrollo manages to keep hold of the book and retreat into the background. Unbeknownst to Hisoka, Chrollo uses this chance to identify the puppet whose head Hisoka has taken and place a fully charged plus symbol on its body.[37] While Hisoka disables his puppets, Chrollo controls one spectator with Black Voice and gives him his appearance with Convert Hands. Hisoka finds the substitute and gives chase, killing it.[38] Chrollo then steals the announcer's microphone and orders all his puppets to attack Hisoka. While the magician destroys them, Chrollo uses his phone to order a controlled human on whom he has affixed a fully charged symbol to trigger an explosion that injures Hisoka's hand.[39]

Chrollo smiles with satisfaction at the explosion. He then orders some puppets on whose hands he has affixed fully powered symbols to climb to the second floor and, when Hisoka is in range, to blow themselves up. The blast wounds Hisoka and severs one of his legs. When Hisoka tries to break his fall by using Bungee Gum, Chrollo throws two spectators at him, causing him to fall back into the ring filled with puppets. An explosion ensues.[37]

After the battle, Chrollo tasks Shalnark, Kortopi and Machi with verifying Hisoka is indeed dead. Meanwhile, the media accuse him of having set a bomb that killed his opponent along with many spectators. The next time Chrollo is seen, he is on the phone with Shalnark where they discuss plans to board the Kakin Royal Family's ship, stealing all the valuables on board while simultaneously booking passage to the Dark Continent. Chrollo then asks Shalnark if he would like his Hatsu back, to which he refuses, saying he doesn't need it at the moment.[40]

Equipment

Chrollo's Benz knife 2011

Chrollo holding a Ben's knife

Ben's Knife: Chrollo is in possession of one of the famous Ben's knives, forged in Delon's central period. It has a black hilt with a slightly curved knuckle guard, similar to a D guard. Near the guard, the blade branches in two segments. The central one is the longest. It ends up in a sharp arrow point. The second segment is curved and serves as the edge of the knife. Its tip almost touches the one of the central segment. A third segment acts as the back of the blade. It is connected to the others through two horizontal joins. Ben's knives are renowned for their exceptional sharpness: in fact, Chrollo was able to cut Silva's skin with it, a feat that led the assassin to praise the quality of the weapon. The blade is soaked with a toxin so powerful that 0.1 mg could paralyze a whale. Chrollo wears it under his clothes, whence it can be pulled out rapidly, sheathed in a curved scabbard.

Antennae: Chrollo carries two antennae with him to activate Black Voice. His antennae are different from Shalnark's, having a small, dark sphere at the top and angel wings instead of bat wings. He then texts orders with his telephone, which is identical to Shalnark's, if not the same.[2] According to Hisoka, Chrollo may have tied a fishing line to them to retrieve them unseen.[36]

Cellphone: In order to use Shalnark's ability, Chrollo also borrowed his special bat-shaped telephone.

Abilities & Powers

Chrollo is an exceptional fighter, being the leader of the Phantom Troupe and recognized as the strongest member by most of them. He was able to fight against Silva and Zeno Zoldyck, both extremely proficient assassins, simultaneously, without leaving any openings for the former to exploit, though he was unable to cause significant damage to either of them. In the past, he survived a confrontation with the first assassin, whilst in the present his abilities rival Zeno's.[22] His fighting style is probably freestyle and combines speed with deadly precision. His high level of intelligence aids him, rendering him able to exploit the enemy's weak points. He is able to kill skilled warriors with just a pen, sometimes even remaining concealed with Zetsu, thus being precluded to him the use of Nen. When put in a tight spot he fights using a very sharp, poisoned blade, whose 0.1 mg of toxin can paralyze a whale.[21] However, he tends to hold back if his opponent owns an ability that interests him, so that he can steal it.[22] Zeno stated that Chrollo would lose to him, but the outcome could be different if Chrollo was serious in his attempt to kill him.[23] Chrollo is also endowed with an astounding strength of mind and willpower, even by the standards of the Troupe. The biggest achievement and also biggest proof of Chrollo´s strength and skill was his defeat of Hisoka at the Heaven´s Arena, another extremely powerful nen user who at the time had no record of past defeats or even proof of struggling in fights throughout the duration of the series.

Enhanced Strength: Chrollo placed seventh in an arm-wrestling competition the Troupe had.[4] However, his rank is excellent, since Specialists are the weakest in employing Enhancer skills. He is nonetheless able to decapitate a normal human with a hand chop and to pierce through skulls with an ordinary pen.[12] He is also capable of lifting adult males and throwing them over a distance of multiple meters using only one arm and while standing on top of a parapet.[37]

Immense Speed and Reflexes: Chrollo was able to fight Zeno and Silva at the same time, avoiding or shielding against their powerful attacks pretty well.[21] In the 2011 anime, he disappeared and struck mortally one of the assassins hired by the Mafia without the latter noticing. He landed a hand chop on the neck of Neon Nostrade that was so fast that neither the people in the hall or people watching through the cameras could detect his movement.[12] As shown in the 2011 anime, Chrollo can easily catch thrown knives mid-flight. In his match against Hisoka, he was able to steal a person's clothes, wear them, create more than thirty puppets with Gallery Fake and blend in the crowd again all in a matter of few instants.[36]

Enhanced Agility: Chrollo can run on the sides of buildings, and easily jump horizontally from one to another.[11] He also deftly dodged many of Zeno's long-distance attacks while never losing sight of Silva and quickly recovered his balance the few times he was hit.[22] He was able to dodge a fast-moving projectile while in mid-air.[36]

High Intelligence: Despite his young age, Chrollo is the leader of the class A bounty Phantom Troupe. His plans usually go smoothly, and he has shown himself to be both knowledgeable and intuitive. He was able to trick the whole Yorknew City's Mafia into thinking that he, along with many comrades of his, had died.[24]

Master Strategist: Chrollo managed to predict part of the "Chain user's" strategy of vengeance, though he was ultimately outsmarted by both Kurapika and Hisoka. He has complete dominion over his emotions, as demonstrated when he was captured by Kurapika; on that occasion, however, he managed to take notice of the latter's weakness (he would prioritize his friends over his revenge). In the fight against the Zoldycks, he focused on stealing Zeno's ability in the midst of combat and left no openings for Silva to exploit, proving himself to be an efficient multitasker and quick-thinker.[22] Before fighting Hisoka, he prepared a strategy that, according to Chrollo himself, granted him a sure chance of victory,[8] and indeed Hisoka, despite being a battle genius, while he was able to respond and hold his own for a period, managed to anticipate only one[36] of his moves.[2][8][36]

Master Hand to Hand Combatant: Chrollo's defense is top-class: he managed to put up a good fight against the two Zoldyck assassins, using his skills at unarmed combat almost exclusively to block and dodge. He managed to confront Zeno and avoid his attacks at the last second in order to prevent Silva exploiting his openings, keeping an eye on him the whole time. While he was mainly forced on the defensive on that occasion, he has also shown incredible offensive abilities when he knocked Neon out. In fact, his chop was so fast it would have beheaded her if not for his perfect control of his movement. He managed to fool Hisoka with a feint twice, inflicting considerable damage despite fighting while holding his book.[2][36]

Proficient Weapon Specialist: Chrollo defeated and killed a few skilled Nen users wielding just a normal pen.[12] He was able to injure Silva's arm with a Ben's knife (the sole injury he could inflict in the triple confrontation), demonstrating his skills with this type of weapon.[21]

Nen

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The Bandit's Secret

Chrollo is a Specialist;[21] his Nen type is a combination of the other five, but in a way that no normal Nen user can utilize. Despite his Nen category being the least compatible with Enhancement skills, Chrollo ranks seventh in arm wrestling in the Phantom Troupe, even above an Enhancer like Nobunaga. Furthermore, his defensive usage of aura is so great that, despite fighting against both Silva and Zeno at the same time and taking powerful blows without managing to block them with any part of his body, he took only relatively minor damage, which did not impair his ability to combat. His talent for Nen is judged prodigious not only for his age, but even by the standards of masters in the discipline. Chrollo is also very analytical, easily understanding he would be unable to guard against Zeno's superior Ryu. His Zetsu borders on perfection, and he is generally very proficient in any of the basics of Nen. Due to Kurapika's Judgement Chain, he was rendered unable to use Nen for a period. After the curse was lifted, he acquired new abilities for the purpose of killing Hisoka. Among them is a bookmark that allows him not to hold his book, enabling him to use both hands to fight, although he had to place new restrictions.[2]

Chrollo's Nen Type: Specialization
Type: Specialization Skill Hunter (盗賊の極意 (スキルハンター) Bandit's Secret)
Thievesbookkuroro Chrollo's Nen ability allows him to steal the Hatsu of other people to use them as his own using a conjured book known as the "Bandit's Secret."[22] The theft victim, of course, no longer has access to their stolen ability. The theft happens under strict conditions:
  1. He must witness the Nen ability in action with his eyes.
  2. He must ask about the ability and be answered by the victim.
  3. His victim's palm must touch the handprint on the cover of Bandit's Secret.
  4. All of the above must be done within an hour.[41]

To use one of the stolen abilities, he first conjures Bandit's Secret and turns to the page of the wanted ability. While using an ability, Chrollo must turn to the page with the ability on it and the book must remain open in his right hand; this means he could only have access to one chosen ability at a time.[22] The abilities are subjected not only to the Limitations, but also to the emotions and thinking of their creators: for example, despite seeing corpses as immobile masses no different from objects, Chrollo cannot use Order Stamp on cadavers due to the outlook of the original owner, despite it apparently not being a Limitation.[8] Additionally, an ability vanishes from the book if its former owner dies. However, if their Nen has become stronger after death, Chrollo is able to keep their ability even if the original owner passes away.[8] Expert Nen users can see through some of these conditions, as Zeno rightly guessed that Chrollo must endure 4 to 5 hardships before he can steal an ability.[21]

Type: Emission and Manipulation Indoor Fish (密室遊魚 (インドアフィッシュ) Fish Playing Behind Closed Doors)
Indoor Fish 2011 Described as a fish that can only survive in a completely sealed room, it seems to be made entirely of bones and feeds on human flesh. While a person is being eaten, they do not feel pain or bleed, and will remain alive and perfectly conscious even if mortally wounded. When the fish disappears, the effects of the wounds manifest, possibly resulting in the death of the victim. Chrollo summoned two of them when fighting an assassin hired by Zenji.[20]
Type: Conjuration Fun Fun Cloth (不思議で便利な大風呂敷 (ファンファンクロス) Wondrous Convenient Kerchief)
Chrollo- fun fun An ability originally owned by the Owl, a member of the Shadow Beasts.[22] This cloth is conjured, and can increase and decrease in size according to the user's will. Whatever is covered in the cloth decreases in size until it fits in the palm of a hand. The user can make it go back to its original size by letting it out of the bag. People can also be shrunk this way, without being injured.[18] Chrollo obtains this ability while the Troupe tortured the Owl after they captured him to find out how he hid the auction pieces they intended to steal.
Type: Unknown Teleportation
Chrollo Teleport 2011 The ability to teleport a person back and forth from one place to another, without that person's consent. He uses it on Nobunaga when he is about to attack Hisoka,[26] as quarrels inside the Troupe are supposed to be either solved verbally or, if no solution can be found, by coin flipping.
Type: Specialization Lovely Ghostwriter (天使の自動筆記 (ラブリーゴーストライター) Angelic Auto Writing)
Chrollo Lovely Ghostwriter An ability stolen from Neon Nostrade. It creates accurate predictions of future events. The user cannot predict their own future.[42] The ability requires:
  • A person's full name
  • Their date of birth
  • Their blood type[13]

The target person writes the required information on a piece of paper, then hands it to the abilities user, who then calls the "Lovely Ghostwriter", a sort of green monster that attaches to the user's arm and moves his pen. The user does not know what he writes, being in a trance-like state. The prophecies take the form of poetry, composed of 4 or 5 quatrains each corresponding to every week of the month. The first stanza is always about something that has already happened. Neon refuses to read her own predictions, feeling it would spoil her ability,[12] but Chrollo has his predictions read out by the addressees, but some of them proved to be inaccurate.

Type: Manipulation Black Voice (携帯する他人の運命(ブラックボイス) Mobile Fate Director)
Chrollo Black Voice An ability stolen from Shalnark which allows Chrollo to completely manipulate a target by sticking an antenna into them and piloting them through his phone. Unlike Shalnark, he keeps out both antennae, using one on a third person to attack the target and the other as feint if the target knows about the ability, enabling Chrollo to attack them.[2] He can also give orders to a controlled puppet by talking into the phone.[39] It is unknown if Chrollo lost this ability after Shalnark's death.
Type: Unknown The Sun and Moon (番いの破壊者 (サンアンドムーン) Paired Destruction)
Chrollo Sun and Moon Two symbols appear on Chrollo's hands: a sun with a plus on the left and a waxing/waning moon with a minus on the right. By touching the intended target, he can mark them with a different symbol depending on which hand he used. When the two marks touch each other, they trigger an explosion. The marks can be created instantly, but to reach their full power, Chrollo needs to touch the target for three to five seconds. In the latter case, the explosion is powerful enough to kill people around the bearer of the marks, instead of just the bearer themselves.[2] This ability was stolen from an elder from Meteor City. Although he died, his Nen became so powerful after his death that Chrollo was able to retain his ability. For the same reason, once the marks are affixed, they will remain into existence even if the book is closed, until they explode.[8] Their power is such that they can even counter the restrictions on Skill Hunter, preventing a copy created with Gallery Fake from disappearing even after the ability is no longer in use if a mark has been affixed on it.[38]
Type: Specialization Double Face (栞のテーマ (ダブルフェイス) Bookmark Theme)
Chrollo Double Face This bookmark allows Chrollo to maintain access to any ability on the page it is placed, even if the book is closed and he is not touching it, circumventing one of the Limitations placed on Skill Hunter. With both hands now free, Chrollo can now use hand-to-hand combat in conjunction with his stolen abilities. Furthermore, if Chrollo keeps the book open to a certain page and uses the bookmark on another, he becomes capable of utilizing two stolen abilities at the same time.[2]
Type: Conjuration and Manipulation Order Stamp (人間の証明 (オーダースタンプ) Proof of Humanity)
Order stamp proof of humanity Chrollo conjures a stamp that, when affixed onto a "puppet", allows the user to control it by giving a vocal command. To be considered a puppet, the object that the user wishes to control must have a head and be lifeless. This ability cannot be used to control corpses, as the original users did not view them as mere inanimate objects; it can, however, control Nen copies of corpses. Removing the head of the puppet will deactivate the ability The stamp has the kanji for "person" engraved, and leaves the same mark upon being affixed. Order Stamp is capable of controlling a large number of puppets, but the orders cannot be too complex. Chrollo discovered that if he controls the copy of a person, giving commands that go against that person's beliefs can prove detrimental to the point of the command being ignored. However, he discovered that using a language that creates emotional distance - such as saying "break" instead of "kill" - can bypass the puppet's will.[8] It is one of the abilities Chrollo stole to fight Hisoka.[2] He can control more than 200 puppets at the same time.[39]
Type: Conjuration Gallery Fake (神の左手悪魔の右手 (ギャラリーフェイク) Divine Left Hand, Demonic Right Hand)
Chrollo using Gallery Fake When Chrollo touches an object with his left hand, his Nen ability allows him to conjure an exact replica of that object with his right hand.[23][43] He cannot replicate living things except as inanimate objects, meaning the copies will look like corpses,[43] and Chrollo is also unable to replicate another user's Nen.[24] The replicas that he creates vanish after 24 hours, regardless of their size. However, before their disappearance, Chrollo is able to track the movements of each and every copied object by using his En (provided that he can touch the originals).[44] Chrollo stole this ability from Kortopi in preparation for his duel to the death with Hisoka, in order to create puppets to control with Order Stamp.[8] He can create more than 200 puppets at the same time.[39] It is unknown if Chrollo lost this ability following Kortopi's death.[40]
Type: Unknown Convert Hands (転校生 (コンバートハンズ) Transfer Student)
Chrollo Convert Hands Two marks appear on the palms of Chrollo's hand. The one on the right hand consists in a black ring within which is a black arrow pointing towards his middle finger. The area that is not occupied by the arrow is white. Touching someone with this mark will cause them to take on Chrollo's likeliness. The mark on his left hand has the opposite color scheme, and the arrow points towards Chrollo's wrist. By touching someone with this mark, Chrollo can take on their likeliness. If he touches a person with both markers, his and that person's likeliness will be swapped. This ability only affects appearance and not abilities or personalities. Since the markers remain on the ability user's hands, it is fairly simple to identify them. Nonetheless, it is an effective way to mingle into a crowd. For the mark to appear on his right hand, which would otherwise be holding the book, Chrollo needs to use the bookmark, but after activating the ability he can just hold the book normally.[8] It is one of the abilities Chrollo stole to fight Hisoka.[2]


Quotes

  • (To Neon Nostrade) "I believe that we have a soul. So I want to fulfill my dead friend's wish... to wreak havoc."[12]
  • (In Yorknew City) "The calendar loses a precious component... The remaining months gather to mourn... The mourners play a melody, while the eleventh moon quietly rises. Uvo... Can you hear? The requiem we're offering to you?"[20]
  • (Founding the Phantom Troupe) "My orders are the top priority but I am not your top priority"
  • (Founding the Phantom Troupe) "Our goal is not to keep an individual alive but the spider, Never forget that"
  • (To himself) "Humans are strange creatures..."[8]
  • (To Hisoka Morow) "I'm not saying this as a challenge, but I'll win. I'm 100 percent sure."[8]
  • (To himself) "Humans... are so very... interesting."[8]

Trivia

  • The Hunter × Hunter Character and World Data book spell his name as Quwrof Wrlccywrlir.[45]
  • In Japanese his name, Kuroro, if spelled with Kanji characters could carry the meaning 黒絽 - black silk (referring to his clothing); 枢 - pivot hinge or lock bolt (referring to his central position in the Ryodan, keeping it together); or could refer to 黒ロリ (kuro rori) black lolita, the style he dresses in.
  • Chrollo ranked fourth in the Second character popularity poll, then eighth in the Third character popularity poll conducted by Weekly Shōnen Jump.
  • The Hunter × Hunter OST (2011) refers to Chrollo as "The Man of the Reversed Cross".
Kuroro Lucifer

-1999 Anime #62-Manga #101-2011 Anime #53

  • In the 1999 anime series, Chrollo has the spider tattoo, without a number inside, in his right arm. In the manga and the 2011 anime series, however, he doesn't have the tattoo.
  • Chrollo is played by Ryosei Konishi in the Hunter × Hunter stage play Hunter × Hunter: Real Stage.
  • The copies of a person created by Kortopi with Gallery Fake are identical to the original under every aspect, even when dissected.[14] However, when Chrollo used the ability, the copies, when beheaded, released a small amount of clear fluid instead of blood.[8]
  • Chrollo shares similarities with Shinobu Sensui, a villain in Togashi's series YuYu Hakusho.
    • Both are the leaders of their gang.
    • Both are the smartest and most polite of their gang.
    • Both have religious references. Sensui is known as the Dark Angel, Chrollo has a cross on his forehead and an inverted cross on his coat. Also the fact Chrollo last name "Lucilfer" is only one letter more of "Lucifer".
    • In chapter 102 and the 2011 anime, a young Chrollo is seen playing with a videotape, possibly a reference to the Chapter Black tape stolen by Sensui.
  • Chrollo's stealing abilities make him similar to Rando from YuYu Hakusho, though the conditions they need to fulfill are opposite: Rando needs to kill his targets to steal his powers, while Chrollo needs to keep his victims alive, lest he cannot use these abilities.
    • Just like Rando, Chrollo stole an ability that allows him to shrink people (and objects).
    • Both can summon carnivorous fish to fight.
  • Suzaku, a character from Yoshihiro Togashi's YuYu Hakusho, made a cameo appearance as one of the victims listed in his book in the 2011 anime adaptation.
  • Sun and Moon is similar in appearance and effects to the style of alchemy used by Solf J. Kimblee in the series Fullmetal Alchemist.
  • Double Face's literal name is the title of a song by Southern All Stars.
  • According to the Hunter × Hunter Official Databook, Chrollo's stats are:
Story Arcs Spirit Skill Strength Nen Talent Intelligence
Yorknew City arc 5/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5

References

  1. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 352
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 351
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 84
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 78
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 79
  7. 7.0 7.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 71
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 352
  9. 9.0 9.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 116
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 114
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 111
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 96
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 95
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 102
  15. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 73
  16. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 74
  17. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 76
  18. 18.0 18.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 77
  19. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 94
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 97
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 98
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 99
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  25. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 104
  26. 26.0 26.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 106
  27. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 108
  28. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 109
  29. 29.0 29.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 112
  30. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 113
  31. 31.0 31.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 115
  32. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 117
  33. 33.0 33.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 118
  34. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 119
  35. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 149
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5 36.6 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 353
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 356
  38. 38.0 38.1 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 354
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 39.3 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 355
  40. 40.0 40.1 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 357
  41. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 123
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  43. 43.0 43.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 103
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  45. Hunter × Hunter Character and World Data book, Black List File 02 pg 110

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