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Cluck (クルック, Kurukku) is a Botanical Hunter[1] and a member of the Zodiacs with the codename "Chicken" ((とり), Tori).[2] She is also part of the Flora/Fauna Team, created in preparation for the voyage to the Dark Continent.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Cluck is a slim woman with dark blue hair who wears a dark blue novelty bra and mini pants. Cluck also wears a pair of dark blue gloves decorated with feather accessories and knee high boots of similar color. Her outfit is decorated with blue and white feather accessories to represent her codename, which includes mini wings on her back. During the voyage to the Dark Continent, she is seen wearing a dark strapless dress with longer gloves that reach beyond her elbows.

PersonalityEdit

Cluck is short-tempered and blunt, and she is unafraid to voice her discontent. When enraged, she tends to repeat herself and to yell at people to "shut up".

PlotEdit

13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit

Angry Zodiacs - 137

Cluck furious by Pariston's proposal

After Netero's death, complying with his will, Cluck and the other Zodiacs gather[3] to decide the structure for the election of a new Hunter Chairman. While waiting for Pariston, she protests that Ginta is loud and stinks. When the Vice Chairman shows up, she vehemently opposes his leading the meeting. She and the other Zodiacs become especially hostile against him when he suggests they skip the election and make him Chairman right away, and is equally unsatisfied with Ging's candidacy. Cheadle proposes they draw lots to determine the rules, and Cluck writes down her own. Beans is called to draw and picks Ging's sheet, which makes all Hunters candidates and voters,[2] to the Zodiacs' collective annoyance. She lashes at Ging's rule that votes cannot be anonymous, as well as his nonchalant attitude in general. She uses her ability to send voting forms to every single Hunter.[4]

Leorio's warped punch hits Ging

Cluck witnessing Leorio's attack

Cluck tries to manipulate the votes for herself. She attends a meeting prior to the second round of election to discuss the matter of absentees and invalid votes, where she snaps at Pariston.[5] She also attends the following meeting, during which Beans gives her a list of Hunters who must return their license. At Pariston's suggestion,[6] the Zodiacs gather the voters at the Hunter Association's headquarters and hold a speech to decrease the number of absentees.[7] Cluck is eliminated from the eligible candidates after the results of the fourth round are disclosed.[8]

Zodiacs - 146

Cluck's reaction to Pariston's decision

She then follows the election as a viewer, attending a final assembly with all Hunters,[9][10][11][12] Like the rest of the Zodiacs, she gets shocked when Pariston steps down from his position of Chairman of the Hunter Association, making Cheadle the new Chairman.[13]

Dark Continent Expedition arcEdit

341 - Beyond's proposal to the Zodiacs

Beyond telling the Zodiacs that he has been "captured"

During a meeting with the Zodiacs, Cluck watches a video of the appearance of Beyond Netero and his claim to be Isaac Netero's son. Later, it is revealed that the late Netero left a video that explains that they need to launch an expedition to the Dark Continent to beat Beyond's own expedition.[14] The Zodiacs move on to discuss their plans of action. Cluck is seen getting impatient and just wanted the group to decide what to do. The discussion was put on hold when Beyond Netero himself called. When the Zodiacs meet him in person he tells them to contact V5 and let them know they captured him. He then proposes a "give and take" with them.[15] The nine Hunters witness Cheadle and Beyond's following conversation from outside the cell.[16] Later, Cluck is present when Beyond signs the contract with the terms the Hunter Association has set.[17]

Cheadle summons a meeting to introduce the new Boar and Rat, and she starts explaining about the V6, the Five Great Calamities, the difficulty of the mission, which is A, whereas the Chimera Ants were ranked B, and asks if anyone has any questions. Kurapika raises his hand and asks about how many infiltrators on Netero's side that the Zodiacs have managed to identify, much to everyone's shock. However, Mizaistom quickly asks Kurapika to talk about this outside the meeting room where Mizaistom explains to Kurapika about the situation and asks him to keep his theory to himself for the time being. The Zodiacs continue to sum up their preparations for the journey, with Cluck commenting that intelligence and vegetation collecting will begin upon landing. She is assigned to the Flora/Fauna Team.[1]

Chap 348 - Zodiacs

Mizaistom Nana summons the Zodiacs, minus the the New Rat and The New Boar

When Mizaistom calls a new meeting, Cluck is left flabbergasted by the announcement that a spy is likely to be hiding among the Zodiacs. Like the others, she agrees to reveal her powers. However, unbeknownst to her, Kurapika is using his dowsing to determine who is lying, and she is revealed to be innocent.[18]

Succession Contest arcEdit

First-class cabin

Cluck in a meeting involving the Dark Continent

When the Black Whale 1 finally departs, Cluck attends a meeting with three other Zodiacs, Sanbica Norton, Tokarine, and another Hunter.[19] On the 4th day of the trip to the Dark Continent Cluck along with Botobai, Mizaistom, Pyon, and Ginta are shown to be all in the Political Ward of the ship located in Tier 3.[20]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Being a member of the Zodiacs, Cluck is a capable and powerful enough Hunter to have served as Netero's sparring partner, and to be deemed by Kanzai to be stronger than Morel and Knov.[2] Her authority in the Hunter Association is among the highest.

NenEdit

Cluck - 137

Cluck manipulates birds

Cluck's Nen abilities have yet to be fully revealed, but she demonstrated to be capable of controlling pigeons, if not other birds as well. She must be very proficient in Nen, since she used them to deliver communications to every Hunter, making it more than 600 messengers.[4] Giving what little is known about her ability, it seems as though at least this skill belongs to the Manipulation type.

TriviaEdit

  • Cluck's name possibly originates from the word "kurukku" (クルック), which is the Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound pigeons make, or it could be from the sound chickens make in many languages, which may also be spelled "cluck".
  • Cluck shares the same voice actress as Gon Freecss in the 2011 anime.
  • In the Viz translation of Volume 33 and 34 introductions, "Bird" is used as Cluck's Zodiac codename instead of "Chicken".
  • In Chapter 380, her original Japanese name is different from before despite continuing to use the same katakana in a rearranged fashion—it is shown as "Kukkuru" (クックル); either a renaming of her character or simply an error.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 346
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 319
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 318
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 320
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 321
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 323
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 325
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 326
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 331
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 332
  11. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 333
  12. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 334
  13. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 335
  14. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 340
  15. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 341
  16. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 342
  17. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 345
  18. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 348
  19. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 359
  20. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 380

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Beast Knuckle BineShoot McMahonPokkle
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Youth and Beauty Cutie Beauty
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