"Welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Let us do without formal greeting... You all die now."
Feitan (フェイタン, Feitan) is a member of the Phantom Troupe, an infamous gang of thieves with class A bounties, His physical strength ranks fifth in the group. After defeating Zazan, Feitan became de facto leader over the Phantom Troupe until Chrollo's return.
2011 | 1999 | MangaFeitan is of small stature, but is also lean and muscular. He has black, mid-length hair, grey eyes, and a pale complexion. He wears dark and baggy long-sleeved clothes, and a bandana sporting the trademark skull crest over his mouth. The location and number of Feitan's spider tattoo have yet to be revealed.
In the 1999 anime adaptation, Feitan has dark blue hair and golden eyes.
Feitan is the Phantom Troupe's interrogator, being very proficient in the art of torture. His speech usually consists of few words and poor grammar; when angered, he speaks a language of unknown origin, unfamiliar to the common language of the in the world.[note 1]
He is cold-natured, but very loyal to Chrollo Lucilfer and the Phantom Troupe as a whole. Feitan occasionally clashes with the other members, but seems to get along well with them. He gets along well with Phinks, with whom he competes to see who can get more kills. Some subtle moments also suggest that Feitan has a good relationship with Shalnark, expressing protectiveness when he told the latter to just stand back and watch while he and Shizuku took care of killing the remaining Shadow Beasts and when he asked Machi later on about Shalnark's whereabouts when he didn't see him at the base. When Uvogin had been missing for a period of time, Feitan stated that Uvogin would not be killed so easily to reassure a worried Shalnark. Later, Feitan conceded on letting Gon and Killua go home after their first capture by the Phantom Troupe, but only after Shalnark determined that it would be fine to do so. The two also toasted each other while the Troupe celebrated their success after the second auction.
After Feitan tortured the person in charge of guarding the auction items, and the victim died unknowing of the information Feitan was seeking, Feitan remarked that the victim "deserved the most sympathy today", indicating a somewhat sympathetic side. However, he is nonetheless a sadist who enjoys inflicting pain, as his maniacal laughter and repeated mocks directed at Zazan while the latter was agonizing proves. He is implied to be very involved with all Phantom Troupe activities, remembering exact details of how long it's been since the last time all of the members have gathered together, what has changed since then and who the new members are or when Chrollo gives him instructions.
He also displays a humorous side, when he and Shalnark tease Phinks after their respective battles against the Chimera Ants, with Feitan wearing a goofy expression on his face the whole time.
Feitan is one of the original members of the Phantom Troupe along with Franklin, Machi, Pakunoda, Chrollo Lucilfer, Nobunaga Hazama, and Uvogin that originated from Meteor City, a junkyard city inhabited by outcasts who are not considered to be part of the society. People who live there do not exist in any official records, and the existence of the city itself is known to very few people. Later, the Troupe was joined by more members, in accordance with Chrollo's idea of a group comprising of exactly thirteen members, including himself.
At some point in the past, he nearly killed Shizuku and other Phantom Troupe members when he released Pain Packer while they were watching.
Yorknew City arc
August 30th, Feitan appears with the rest of the Phantom Troupe in an abandoned building in Yorknew City, where Chrollo tells them that they are going to steal every item at the Mafia's underground auction. On the evening of September 1st, Feitan, Uvogin, Machi, Shalnark, Nobunaga, Shizuku, and Franklin go to the auction and kill all the guests, only to find out that the auction items are already gone. The Mafia chases after them to the Gordeau Desert, where Uvogin is captured by Kurapika after slaughtering a large number of Mafia gangsters and even four Shadow Beasts single-handedly.
While tracking Kurapika, Feitan and other members lose sight of the Nostrade Bodyguards that kidnapped Uvogin after being stopped by the remaining Shadow Beasts. Feitan and Shizuku are enough to kill all the remaining members of the Shadow Beasts excluding Owl whom they abduct in order to ascertain information regarding the items that went missing in the auction. Feitan interrogates Owl by torturing him and successfully obtains the items from the auction which Owl surrenders after quickly succumbing to Feitan's torture.
After the death of Uvogin and the capturing of Gon and Killua, Feitan and the rest of the members of the Phantom troupe excluding Nobunaga attack the mafia's headquarters in Yorknew City by order of Chrollo to avenge Uvogin's death. The rest of the troupe kills thousands of mafia including hired assassins and some gangsters. After the Ten Dons of the Mafia are killed by Illumi Zoldyck, who was hired by Chrollo, they fake their deaths, create copies of the auction items then sell the fakes in the rescheduled auction. Afterwards, Feitan and the rest of them are back at their hideout.
After Nobunaga challenges Chrollo's plans, he writes down prophetic predictions for him and the other members. However Feitan and Phinks aren't given any prophecies because Phinks doesn't know his blood type and Feitan doesn't know his birthday. Hisoka then uses his Texture Surprise to alter his predictions, manipulating the Troupe into staying in Yorknew City. Later, they discover that Kurapika is in Hotel Beitacle thanks to the fake scarlet eyes that they sold to Kurapika the night before.
Chrollo goes straight to Beitacle Hotel where Chrollo calls Feitan's group and waits for them. Upon the group's arrival at the hotel, they discovered that their leader is missing. The Troupe members begin to argue over their failure to protect Chrollo.
After Pakunoda was given instructions by Kurapika through phone she left the hotel to meet up with Kurapika alone at Ringon airport, however Feitan along with Phinks and Shalnark follow Pakunoda only to be stopped by Nobunaga because if Kurapika finds out that they had ignored his orders, he might kill Chrollo. However, Feitan and the others want to obey the rules of the Phantom Troupe which sends the group into a heated discussion up to the point where Nobunaga is ready to fight them for the sake of Pakunoda and Chrollo. The heat between Nobunaga and Feitan's group is halted by Shizuku by knocking out Nobunaga.
Feitan and the others go back to their headquarters followed by Pakunoda who came back from Ringon airport. Pakunoda insists on bringing Gon and Killua with her to exchange hostages with Kurapika, much to Feitan and Phinks' opposition, but Franklin thinks that they should let Pakunoda and the two others leave because continued bickering will eventually result in members falling apart, which is the worst thing that could happen to the Phantom Troupe.
The two settle down accepting Franklin's words and the decision of the majority of the Troupe. After the exchanging of hostages, Pakunoda goes back alone and uses her Nen ability on the original members of the Phantom Troupe, Feitan included, shooting them with her Recollection Bullets in order to reveal her feelings and memories and to let them know who the chain user is. Feitan along with Phinks cross paths with Gon and Killua again at the Southernpiece Auction, however they don't have any plans on killing them or Kurapika for the sake of their leader because killing Kurapika will strengthen his Judgement Chain that is wrapped around Chrollo's heart.
Greed Island arc
Feitan and the rest of the members are planning to search for an exorcist to free their leader from Kurapika's Judgement chain. Later that evening Feitan and Phinks attack a car that carries a copy of the game Greed Island. Back at their headquarters Feitan and Phinks enter the game and, after wandering around, they kill a Greed Island player. Feitan agrees to a contest between he and Phinks on who can kill the most players. Genthru and fellow bomb devil, upon feeling how dangerous they are, want to avoid them.
Later other members of the Troupe enter the game and search for them. Upon finding out that Greed Island exist in the real world, Feitan and the others go back to the real world and, instead of entering the game, travel by boat and successfully find the location of Greed Island. Feitan and the others are confronted by Razor due to the rules of the game as explained by Razor, Feitan and the others are convinced to follow the rules and they are sent away from the island. Feitan and the others go back to Greed Island using the right way. There they meet Hisoka and pay him to persuade the exorcist Abengane to help their leader to remove the judgement chain stuck to him by Kurapika.
Chimera Ant arc
Feitan, Phinks, Shizuku, Kalluto, Bonolenov, and Shalnark travel to Meteor City to extinguish the Chimera Ants, especially Zazan. Upon entering the self- proclaimed Queen's hideout, Feitan and the others split up and have a race to see who will find the Queen first. Whoever kills her will act as the interim leader of the Phantom Troupe. Feitan successfully finds Zazan and battles her and later, other members also find and battle each of their own Chimera Ants. When fighting Zazan, he manages to fend off all her attacks with his skills being still "rusty". Using his umbrella as a decoy, he almost succeeds in slashing her, covering the distance between them and attacking unseen until the last moment.
As their confrontation went on, she wonders why he was getting faster and faster. Kalluto couldn't follow him with his eyes despite Feitan's movements being still "dull". At some point, he reaches such a speed that he left several after-images behind himself, with Zazan unable to tell his location until a second before he attempts a stab from behind. She blocks it, but uses a gun hidden in the umbrella to shoot her face. Angered, she transforms into a monster. When she was transforming, he uses that brief opening to jump on her back and use a Ko powered stab with his sword. However, the stab fails due to Zazan's now-durable skin, resulting in Feitan being injured from an Aura-releasing swing, although he successfully dodges the attack, the energy from it is enough to disintegrate his shirt and even make him cough up blood. In the following exchange of attacks, Feitan has his left arm broken, but is subsequently angered by Phinks' proposal to switch, resulting in him activating his Hatsu, Pain Packer, and using Rising Sun to incinerate Zazan.
After winning, he kills, alongside the rest of the Troupe members, all the humans turned into monsters in combat. Feitan, along with Shalnark, is later chased by Phinks for teasing him on his impatience of Chrollo's return.
Succession Contest arc
Following Chrollo's return, Feitan seems to have abandoned his position as interim leader of the Phantom Troupe.
He later appears on the Black Whale with Phinks, Franklin, and Nobunaga. He, along with the others, thrash three passengers who refuse to let them sit at a table. After displacing them, he does not participate in the interrogation of the three men.
Concealed Sword: Feitan has a double-edged, thin sword resembling a jian or a shikomizue, which he keeps concealed inside an umbrella. The hilt resembles that of an umbrella, and is wrapped in dark purple bandages. The umbrella itself is maroon, with a black skull painted on it. Aside from concealing Feitan's sword, the umbrella has other uses in battle: it can be opened to briefly distract the opponent and create an opening, or to stab him using its tip. In reality, the tip is a bullet that can be shot by pressing a button on the hilt.
Abilities & Powers
Due to Feitan being born in Meteor City, his existence is not recorded in any database, which makes obtaining information about him nearly impossible. Feitan's abilities stand out, even among the Phantom Troupe. His extreme speed, great strength and swordsmanship, together with his powerful Nen abilities, make him a deadly opponent. Since he rarely fights at full strength, he often under-performs at the beginning of a real fight. Feitan possesses the strength of mind and ruthlessness that allows him to act without hesitation.
Enhanced Strength: Feitan is the fifth physically strongest member in the Troupe. He was able to restrain Gon after the latter had won an arm wrestling contest against Nobunaga.
Immense Speed and Reflexes: Feitan's speed is among the highest in the Troupe. He demonstrates feats which would make him one of the fastest characters in the series. Feitan was able to move behind and restrain Gon in the blink of an eye. After he unleashed his howl, Uvogin states that for Feitan, covering his ears before the sound reached him was no trouble at all, implying Feitan is faster than the speed of sound. Feitan was also able to jump out of the car that Owl trapped with his Fun Fun Cloth in an instant. He beheaded multiple mafia members in an instant. He moved quickly in front of Gon and Killua at the auction in mere seconds. During his fight with Zazan, he created multiple afterimages of himself while dodging all of Zazan's high-speed attacks, despite calling his skills "rusty", while the other Troupe members commented that he was not at the top of his game.
Immense Agility: Feitan is able to attack from every direction while darting around at impressive speed, recovering his position quickly right after an exchange of blows and assaulting the enemy relentlessly.
Enhanced Stamina: Being able to dodge nearly every attack from Zazan and move at immense speeds without breaking a sweat, using a very powerful Nen ability that would waste a high amount of aura, and continuing fighting her even when he doesn't any means of attacking or blocking her proves his high level of endurance.
Enhanced Endurance: Feitan continued fighting against a very powerful enemy such as Zazan even after having one arm and some ribs broken. After winning, he killed, alongside the rest of the Troupe members, all the humans turned into monsters in combat. However, he is not as resilient as Hisoka, as he snapped after losing his arm, and his entire Hatsu revolves around the anger he experiences when others hurt him, showing that he is not well composed when taking pain. On the other hand, Phinks' offer to trade places with him was the main incentive.
Proficient Hand to Hand Combatant: Feitan is proficient in the use of unarmed combat. He used hand chops to easily behead several armed mafia members before any of them could react.
Master Swordsman: Feitan carries a concealed sword and is a lethal swordsman. He redirected most of Zazan's attacks with his sword. He can exploit an opening in the enemy's movements to land a deadly attack, as well as perform multiple feints so quickly that Kalluto, a talented assassin, could barely count them.
Master Torturer: Feitan is adept at torturing people in order to get information out of them, as he did with Owl, or to exact revenge, as he was going to do with Gon, and is eager to do so. He used a form of torture when he killed Zazan with his Pain Packer: Rising Sun.
Feitan is a skilled Nen user. His Rising Sun would have been lethal to several members of the Phantom Troupe, if they had stayed by the location where it was unleashed. Shizuku admitted that she almost died while trying to watch it. Feitan's natural category is Transmutation. He possesses one of the most devastatingly lethal Hatsus in the series. Feitan is also well-versed in Conjuration: before using Rising Sun, Feitan conjures armor to protect himself completely from the aforementioned technique. Additionally, Feitan employs Emission to detach the aura from his body while preparing Rising Sun. Using three Nen categories simultaneously demonstrates versatility and competence. Aside from these abilities, he has also mastered advanced Nen techniques like Ko and Shu, which he can combine.
|Feitan's Nen Type: Transmutation|
|Type: Conjuration||Pain Packer (|
|Pain Packer is first activated by Feitan's own rage; he only uses it when angered. Phinks implies that there are numerous forms of Pain Packer. Feitan uses his aura to conjure a protective armor around himself. This armor can completely protect him from the effects of the following technique.|
|Type: Emission and Transmutation||Rising Sun (|
|Feitan transmutes his aura into scorching heat, its power depending on the pain and injuries inflicted to him in battle. The ability is manifested through emitting a ball of aura into the air, which then transforms into a miniature sun that burns the victim to death; the more damage received, the hotter the fire, and the longer it will burn. Rising Sun has a very large attack radius, and while Feitan is within his armor he will not be harmed by the heat, and is also supplied a source of oxygen as he can breath freely.|
- (To Shizuku) "We're thieves, we steal."
- (To Zazan after snapping) "Piece of crap... Know your place!!"
- (To Zazan) "Now I return your pain. Feel the heat... Pain Packer!!"
- (To a dying Zazan)"Is it hot? Throat too scorched to even breathe? You could try to run. Assuming you can even move..."
- (After defeating Zazan) "Out of fuel already? And the heat wasn't that strong... How unfortunate... You could have had a quicker death if you dealt me more damage. Well, you only have yourself to blame."
|Japanese||Romaji||Reversed Romaji (Spoken)||English Translation|
|クソが…||Kuso ga...||Ga soku...||Piece of crap...|
|調子にのりやがって||Choushi ni noriyagatte||Ttegayarino ni shichou||Know your place|
|痛みを返すぜ||Itami wo kaesu ze||ze sueka wo mitai||Now I return your pain|
|熱いか？||Atsui ka?||Ka itsua?||Is it hot?|
|のどが焼けて息すらできねえだろ||Nodo ga yakete ikisura dekinee daro||Roda enekide rasuiki tekeya ga dono||Throat too scorched to even breathe|
|逃げてもいいぜ?||Nigete mo ii ze?||Ze ii mo tegeni?||You could try to run?|
|まともに動けたらな||Matomo ni ugoketara na||Na ratakegou ni motoma||Assuming you can even move|
|自慢の硬い体でなんとかしてみろよ||Jiman no katai tai de nantoka shite miro yo||Yo romi teshi katonan de tai taika no nmaji||Make use of that tough body you're so proud of|
- In the official databook, his name is "Heytun".
- When Chrollo used Neon's ability to predict the Troupe members' fortunes, Feitan was one of three members whose fortune was not told due to lack of information, since he doesn't know the date of his birth.
- Feitan appears to be left-handed and seemingly ambidextrous as he is seen holding his sword in his left hand until it is broken and then switches to using his right hand during the fight with Zazan.
Intertextuality and References
- Feitan is often seen in the anime and manga reading Trevor Brown art books.
- The name Feitan and the Pain Packer ability are possibly both references to the Greek mythological figure, Phaethon, son of the solar deity Helios (the personification of the Sun). Phaethon means "Shining One" and was also the name of Phaethon, son of Eos (Goddess of the Dawn).
- The sub-names of Feitan's abilities are derived from movies: The Unforgiven and Burnt By The Sun.
- Feitan bears a resemblance to Hiei, from Yoshihiro Togashi's other series YuYu Hakusho:
- Both are short in physique.
- Both are extremely fast.
- Both are proficient in swordplay.
- Both lack remorse in killing their enemies.
- Both utilize fire.
- Both wear dark and similar clothing.
- The way Feitan maneuvered behind Zazan's back and tried to stab her from above is reminiscent of how Hiei killed Makintaro.
- Feitan shares the same voice actress as Menchi in the 1999 anime adaptation.
- He shares the same voice actor with Jin from YuYu Hakusho in the 2011 anime adaptation.
Translations around the World
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
- ↑ The language is vocalized as inverted Japanese in the anime adaption.
|Active||Bonolenov • Feitan • Franklin • Kalluto Zoldyck • Machi • Nobunaga Hazama • Phinks • Shizuku|
|Former||Uvogin • Pakunoda • Hisoka Morow • Omokage • Shalnark • Kortopi|
|Members||Hisoka Morow • Illumi Zoldyck • Maha Zoldyck • Abengane|