"You are our guiding force!! We will all be lost without you!!"
Colt (コルト, Koruto) used to serve the Chimera Ant Queen as one of the Chimera Ant Squadron Leaders, but after the Queen's death and the birth of the King, he leaves the nest in favor of raising the last of the Queen's offspring. Initially a human, Colt lived as a child named Kurt.
Colt has angel-like wings on his back and Chimera Ant claws for feet, which resemble bird-like talons. His facial features and hair resemble a human's, more so than the other male Chimera Ants, albeit his mouth resembles a beak. Colt has a muscular build around his abdomen and torso, while his arms and legs are segmented, much like any other Chimera Ant.
Much like Kurt, Colt is extremely earnest. His devotion to the Queen was absolute, and he even stayed loyal to her even after her death. Colt is perhaps the only Chimera Ant who felt love for her, although he remained always respectful and mindful of his position. He was unafraid to confront Hunters to enlist their help. After the Queen's death, he decided to bring up her daughter, showing in her regards the same affection he held for their mother. Since he named her Reina, it is likely he has at least some unconscious reminiscences from his human life.
He also has values, as he does not take children; only adults, as he states that children are not nourishing enough for the Queen. This is shown during his first raid, where he ignores a child when his mother leaped in front of another woman's child to protect her. He also orders Rammot to spare a child the Ant caught during a raid.
Although he rarely shows his emotions, Colt wept when the Queen passed away. His unwavering sense of duty lead him to ask Rammot to punch him so he could learn Nen, even if it could cost him his life. Even after acquiring that power, he remained devoted, choosing to use it for the sake of the nest.
Colt's loyalty and desire to protect is a trait inherited from the first human eaten by the Queen, a young boy named Kurt trying to protect his sister Reina (Spanish word for "Queen"). Colt was partly born of the boy's genetic material, and had residual memories of Reina, even mentioning her name without realizing it.
Chimera Ant arcEdit
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Colt was the first Chimera Ant that was born after the Queen ate a human. Colt was shown to be the first Chimera Ant offspring capable of speech, something which the Queen found intriguing. The Queen then promoted him to a Squadron Leader to bring more humans. Colt began his first raid with his group, arriving at the same village that he was as a human. As he approached a child, his mother suddenly appeared and protected the child. Colt subsequently ignored the two and took a male villager instead.
Colt is seen pressuring other Squadron Leaders into becoming better organized, and is also seen monitoring the work of the others. He is extremely devoted both to the Queen and his work, and was the only Squadron Leader that always gave all the humans he killed to the Queen as food.
Colt, along with Squadron Leader Peggy, inspect the corpses of Chimera Ant officers and deduce the existence of humans who poses unusual means of attack. The two Squadron Leaders decide to investigate the matter further in order to learn how to overcome the human's seemingly invisible attacks. Realizing that next generation Chimera Ants posses human traits, Colt theorizes that Chimera Ants possess Nen and that they would eventually learn how to harness it. Subsequently, Peggy deduces that humans with Nen powers would likely attempt to kill the Queen, a thought which enrages Colt, causing him to have a Freudian slip by mentioning the name "Reina". After calming down, Colt is left wondering as to why he called out that name.
During an expedition, Rammot, one of Colt's subordinates, attacks Gon and Killua, who are researching the appearance of Chimera Ants in NGL. Rammot is mortally injured, having been severely beaten and electrocuted, but is saved at the last minute by Colt, who flew down and carried him off. While in seclusion, Colt tells Rammot that he may kill the humans who hurt him so long as he leaves them for the Queen to eat. Rammot is not pleased with these orders, as he wants to eat them after he kills them for revenge. Colt yells at Rammot for insubordination. Rammot reveals to his Squadron Leader that all the other squads constantly skim humans for themselves to eat and that their Squadron Leader's encourage this behavior. Outraged, Colt discusses the matter with fellow Squadron Leaders Hagya and Cheetu. Hagya admits to eating and hunting humans for sport, while Cheetu claims that as long as his squad brings in a suitable amount of food for the Queen his officers can kill and eat as many humans as they like. Colt informs his fellow Squadron Leaders of the existence of humans with special qualities, i.e. Nen users, and that such prey should only be served to the Queen. Hagya lies to Colt about saving the special prey for the Queen, but in truth decides to hunt it down for himself and his closest subjects.
When it is revealed that Rammot had ascertained Nen after his near fatal encounter with Gon and Killua, Colt asks Rammot to hit him so that he may obtain Nen as well. Rammot happily obliges Colt's request, but reminds him he despises him and that he would not hesitate to mortally wound him. After being punched, Colt begins manifesting Nen and express enjoyment with his new found power, and tasks both Rammot and Peggy to find the rare human they caught to learn more about Nen.
Colt, alongside his fellow Squadron Leaders, is present at the birth of the Chimera Ant King. When Peggy comes to the Queen's aid, the King immediately decapitates his head with the stinger, shocking him and the other leaders. The King then looks at Colt, ordering him to clean his tail. Colt is stunned and soon, Turtle offers to clean his stinger. The King then decapitates Turtle, as he wanted Colt to clean his tail, not him. Colt picks up Turtle's handkerchief and carefully cleans the King's tail, not wanting to be killed like Peggy and Turtle. After carefully cleaning the King's tail, the King eats some food and finds it disgusting, causing Colt to become terrified as he believed that he would be killed too.
The Royal Guards soon arrive and the King follows them. As soon as they leave, they try to stop the Queen's wounds, but are unable to. Colt goes to Neferpitou and asks them to save the Queen, who had been grievously injured as a result of the King's birth. Pitou rejects Colt's request, as they only revived the man for training, and now that the King is born, the Queen does not matter to them. Desperate to save the Queen, Colt decides to surrender. He contacts the Hunters Morel and Knov in order to secure medical attention for her. Isaac Netero sends help and asks Colt how his aura compares to the King's. The Squadron Leader replies he will not even make it to the King, as one of the Royal Guards will kill him first.
He then returns to the nest, where he finds the Queen on the brink of death. Colt offers his organs to save her life, but Dr. Lee explains that different generations of Chimera Ants are like completely different species. The Queen manages to speak and inquires about her son. Colt tells her he is healthy and is gone to pick up herbs for her, but the Queen insists he does not come back and complete her design for him. Colt begs Dr. Lee to take his organs again, and again she refuses. The Queen reveals the King's name and finally succumbs to her injuries.
After the Queen's death, he curses his inability to protect her and Reina, but soon notices a tiny infant, no larger than a finger, among the Queen's remains and vows to protect and raise it. Following this emotional scene, a tearful Morel declares he himself will protect Colt and the other Chimera Ants if they would never eat humans again.
13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit
After the events in East Gorteau, Colt is seen talking to Morel. Morel tells Colt that he and the rest of the good-natured Ants would be classified as Magical Beasts for protection. Colt informs Morel of the young Chimera Ant child, calling her Reina, much to the Ant's anger, who states that her name is Kite.
Abilities & PowersEdit
Being a Squadron Leader, Colt is stronger than any average human or Chimera Ant soldier. During his time as a Squadron Leader, he had authority over his underlings, although he appears to have lost it following the death of the Queen. Peggy and he received temporary command of all Squadron Leaders when Netero, Morel, and Knov began to threaten the nest. His intelligence surpasses his human progenitor's, seeing as he led attacks against villages and gave the other Squadron Leaders directives. He also guessed, correctly, that if humans could use Nen, Chimera Ants would be able to develop special abilities too, as well as that it was the Hunters' attacks that awakened it in Rammot. However, the assumption that other Squadron Leaders were as loyal as he to the Queen occasionally made him susceptible to manipulation.
Colt is capable of flying while carrying adult humans with no apparent effort. Prior to the discovery of Nen, he was capable of intimidating a rebellious Rammot into submission with only a glare. His body is considerably durable, since a full-power punch from a Nen-using Rammot only caused him to pass out for a short amount of time without inflicting any lasting injury.
Proficient Strategist: Peggy, the military advisor of the colony, acknowledged Colt's superiority in tactics. Colt devised a strategy that allowed him to make use of the more rebellious troops against Netero's group, although the latter anticipated it. Before then, he seized human weapons despite only higher-ranked Chimera Ants being capable of wielding them to wage psychological war against Gyro's soldiers, and let Rammot fight Gon and Killua by himself to assess their power.
Like many other high-ranking Chimera Ants, Colt was born with the ability to see aura. After being violently "initiated", he became a full-fledged Nen user, and swiftly achieved a working command of Gyo. Like Rammot, he may have been capable of using Zetsu even before then, since he managed to surprise Gon, Killua, and Kite.
- In the 2011 anime version, it was confirmed that he was the first Chimera Ant to be born by the Queen having human traits. In the manga, it was never stated and Colt is first seen leading his squad on a food-gathering attack on a human farming settlement.
- In the anime, he was still with Kite when Gon went there.
- Between the Japanese writings of "Colt" (コルト, Koruto), his name as a Chimera Ant, and "Kurt" (クルト, Kuruto), his human name, only the first syllable changes. When written in rōmaji, the first letter is also the same. This was likely done to indicate the continuity between the two characters, who are actually only one.
- According to the Hunter × Hunter Official Databook, Colt's stats are:
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|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 (Chimera Ant) • Stag Beetle • Taragette|