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"Welcome, ladies and gentlemen. Let us do without formal greeting... You all die now."

— Feitan, during the Southernpiece Auction[1]
2011 | 1999 | Manga

Feitann

Feitan
Kana

フェイタン

Rōmaji

Feitan

Debuts
Manga Debut

Chapter 71

Anime Debut

Episode 51 (1999)
Episode 41 (2011)

Portrayal
Japanese Voice

Akari Hibino (1999)
Kappei Yamaguchi (2011)

English Voice

Meredith Taylor Parry (1999)

Profile
Gender

Male

Age

Unknown

Height

155 cm (5' 1.5")

Weight

45 kg (99 lbs)

Birthday

Unknown

Hair Color

Black (manga; 2011)
Dark Blue (1999)

Eye Color

Grey (manga; 2011)
Gold (1999)

Blood Type

O

Status

Alive

Affiliation

Phantom Troupe

Occupation

Phantom Troupe member

Nen
Type

Transmutation

Abilities

Concealed Sword
Pain Packer: Unforgiven
Rising Sun: Burnt by the Sun

Image Gallery

Feitan (フェイタン, Feitan) is a member of the Phantom Troupe, an infamous gang of thieves with class A bounties[2] and the current de facto leader of the group. His physical strength ranks fifth in the group.[3]

Appearance

2011 | 1999 | Manga

Genei fei

Feitan 2011 Design

Feitan is of small stature, with mid length hair and wears dark clothes that sport the trademark skull crest that covers his mouth. He is muscular and lean. The location and number of Feitan's spider tattoo have yet to be revealed.

Personality

Feitan is the Phantom Troupe's interrogator, being very proficient in the art of torture.[4] He is cold-natured, but very loyal to Chrollo Lucilfer and the Phantom Troupe as a whole. Feitan occasionally clashes with the other troupe members but seems to get along well with them overall. Feitan 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.[3] 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.[5]

After Feitan tortured the person in charge of guarding the auction items, and the victim died unknowing of the information Feitan was seeeking, Feitan remarked that the victim "deserved the most sympathy today," indicating a possible sympathetic side. 

Even before Chrollo's absence, Feitan seemed to be the second-in-command, 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. Without their leader's physical presence, the other members seem to look to Feitan for instructions, such as what to do with Owl and the remaining Shadow Beasts. He was also the member to whom Chrollo sent the message "Go absolutely crazy" during the second auction, which Feitan then sent to all the other members.

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's first language is Chinese; he speaks inverted Japanese when angered. It is shown in the manga that his speech usually consists of few words and poor grammar.

Background

Young feitan

Younger Feitan

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.[6] Later, the Troupe was joined by more members, in accordance with Chrollo's idea of a group comprising of exactly thirteen members, including himself.

Feitan is often seen in the anime and manga reading Trevor Brown art books.[3] 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. 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.[7] After defeating Zazan, the self-proclaimed queen of the Chimera Ants, Feitan became de facto leader over the Phantom Troupe, until Chrollo gets the use of his Nen abilities back.

Plot

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.[8] On the evening of September 1st, Feitan, Uvogin, Machi, Shalnark, Nobunaga, Shizuku, and Franklin go to the auction and kill all the guests,[1] only to find out that the auction items are already gone.[4] The Mafia chases after them to the Gordeau Desert,[9] where Uvogin is captured by Kurapika after slaughtering a large number of Mafia gangsters and even four Shadow Beasts single-handedly.[10]

Feitan during the Shadow Beasts fight

Feitan during the Shadow Beasts fight.

While tracking Kurapika, Feitan and other members lose sight of the Nostrade Bodyguards that kidnapped Uvogin after being stopped by the remaining Shadow Beasts.[11] 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[3] 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,[12] Feitan and the rest of the members of the Phantom troupe excluding Nobunaga[13] attack the mafia's headquarters in Yorknew City by order of Chrollo to avenge Uvogin's death.[14] The rest of the troupe kills thousands of mafia including hired assassins and some gangsters.[15][16] After the Ten Dons of the Mafia are killed by Illumi Zoldyck, who was hired by Chrollo,[17] they fake their deaths,[5] create copies of the auction items then sell the fakes in the rescheduled auction.[17] Afterwards, Feitan and the rest of them are back at their hideout.[5]

After Nobunaga challenges Chrollo's plans, he writes down prophetic predictions for him and the other members.[18] However Feitan and Phinks aren't given any prophecies because Phinks doesn't know his blood type and Feitan doesn't know his birthday.[7] Hisoka then uses his Texture Surprise to alter his predictions, manipulating the Troupe into staying in Yorknew City.[19] Later, they discover that Kurapika is in Hotel Beitacle thanks to the fake scarlet eyes that they sold to Kurapika the night before.[20]

Chrollo goes straight to Beitacle Hotel where Chrollo calls Feitan's group and waits for them.[21] 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.[22]

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 in 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.[22]

Feitan and the others go back to their headquarters followed by Pakunoda who came back from Ringon airport.[23] 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.[24]

The two settle down accepting Franklin's words and the decision of the majority of the Troupe.[24] After the exchanging of hostages,[24] 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.[25]

Greed Island arc

Phinks and Feitan met Gon and Killua

Feitan and Phinks meet Gon and Killua at the auction.

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.[26] 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.[27] 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.

Phantom Troupe In Greed Island

Feitan in Greed Island

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 other 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

The Phantom Troupe arrive at Meteor City

The Phantom troupe arrive in Meteor City.

Feitan, Phinks, Shizuku, Kalluto, Bonolenov, and Shalnark travel to Meteor City to extinguish the Chimera Ants, especially Zazan.[28] 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.[29] Feitan successfully finds Zazan[29] and battles her and[30] later, other members also find and battle each of their own Chimera Ants. When fighting Zazan, he managed to fend off all her attacks with his skills being still "rusty".[31] Using his umbrella as a decoy, he almost succeeded in slashing her, covering the distance between them and attacking unseen until the last moment.[32]

Zazan defeated

The Queen is dead.

As their confrontation went on, she wondered 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 reached such a speed that he left several after-images behind himself, with Zazan unable to tell his location until a second before he stabbed her in the back. When she was transforming, he used that brief opening to jump on her back and use a Ko powered stab with his sword. However, the stab failed due to Zazan's now-durable skin, resulting in Feitan being injured from an Aura-releasing swing, although he successfully dodged the attack, the energy from it was enough to disintegrate his shirt and even made him cough up blood.[32] In the following exchange of attacks, Feitan got a broken arm but was 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 killed, 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.

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.[33] Feitan's abilities stand out, even among the Phantom Troupe, over which, being the interim leader, has a moderate amount of authority. His extreme speed, great strength and swordsmanship, together with his powerful Nen abilities, make him a deadly opponent. Since he rarely gets to fight at full strength, and he often underperforms in terms of skills and abilities (despite them still being extremely remarkable) for the first minutes of a fight. Feitan also has a great strength of mind and a ruthless behaviour that prevent him from hesitating.

Enhanced Strength: Feitan is the fifth physically strongest member in the Troupe, so his physical strength is most likely to be tremendous. He was able to easily subdue Gon where he couldn't move in the slightest. And was able to behead multiple mafia members in an instant, using either his conjured sword, or even his bare hands.

Immense Speed and Reflexes: Feitan's speed is among the highest in the Troupe. He is one of the fastest characters in the series. This speed is first introduced when he moves behind and restrains Gon in the blink of an eye. After he unleashed his howl, Uvogin stated that for Feitan, covering his ears before the sound reached him was no trouble at all. 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 showed extraordinary speed moving to multiple locations and creating dozens of afterimages of himself while dodging all of Zazan's high-speed attacks,[32] despite calling his own skills "rusty"[31] and the other Troupe members commenting on that he was not at the top of his game.

Immense Agility: Feitan was able to move and attack from every direction while creating multiple afterimages of himself, creating feints and moving in spaces that seem impossible.[32]

Enhanced Stamina: Being able to dodge nearly every attack from Zazan and move at immense speeds without breaking a sweat,[31] 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 Resistance to Pain: 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.

Feitan vs Zazan

Feitan vs Zazan

Master Swordsman: Feitan is a very capable swordsman, using his concealed sword mortally:[30] he can decapitate people with accuracy, he can block all Zazan's attacks using only his weapon and strike an enemy's exposed points. Adding Nen to his melee strikes, he can make them a lot stronger.

Torture Expert: Feitan is adept at torturing people in order to get information out of them,[4] as he did with Owl,[3] or to exact revenge, as he was going to do with Gon, and is eager to do so.[13] His sadistic nature was unveiled while he was killing Zazan with his Pain Packer: Rising Sun.

Nen

Feitan using Ko against Zazan

Feitan hitting Zazan with Ko

Feitan is a skilled Nen user; his Rising Sun was stated to be able to kill Kalluto, an accomplished assassin, instantly if he had just stayed by the location where it was going to be unleashed. Shizuku admitted that she almost died while trying to watch it. Feitan's natural category is Transmutation, in which his proficiency is demonstrated by his possessing one of the most devastatingly lethal Hatsu's shown so far; however, ranking fifth in arm wrestling within the Troupe, he must be also rather skilled at Enhancement. Although it was unconfirmed until his fight against Zazan, he is also an expert in Conjuration: his concealed sword is in fact a direct manifestation of his aura, as he was not seen holding it until the confrontation started, and it later disappeared when he activated Pain Packer, only for him to summon it again when killing the transformed humans. Additionally, Feitan employs Emission to detach the aura from his body while preparing Rising Sun. Being capable of using four Nen categories amply speaks for his versatility and competence. Aside from these abilities, he has also mastered advanced Nen techniques like Ko[32] and Shu, which he can combine.

Feitan's Nen Type: Transmutation
Type: Conjuration Concealed Sword
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Feitan's concealed sword
Feitan is capable of conjuring 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.
Type: Conjuration Pain Packer (許されざる者 (パインパッカー) Unforgiven)
Pain Packer 2011 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: Transmutation Rising Sun (太陽に灼かれて (ライジングサン) Burnt by the Sun)
Feitan's 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.


Quotes

  • (To Shizuku) "We're thieves, we steal."
  • (To a dying Zazan)"Is it hot? Throat to scorched to even breath? You could try to run. Assuming you can even move..."

Trivia

  • In the official databook, his name is "Heytun".
  • The name Feitan and the Pain Packer ability are possibly both references to the Greek mythological figure, Phaëton.
  • The sub-names of Feitan's abilities are derived from movies; The Unforgiven and Burnt By The Sun.
  • He has the same voice actress as Menchi in the 1999 anime adaptation.
  • 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.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 73
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 2
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 84
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 74
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Hunter × Hunter, Volume 11, Chapter 101
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 102
  7. 7.0 7.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 105
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 71
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 75
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 76
  11. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 77
  12. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 91
  13. 13.0 13.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 92
  14. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 96
  15. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 97
  16. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 98
  17. 17.0 17.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 100
  18. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 104
  19. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 106
  20. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 109
  21. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 112
  22. 22.0 22.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 115
  23. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 117
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 118
  25. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 119
  26. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 120
  27. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 121
  28. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 224
  29. 29.0 29.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 225
  30. 30.0 30.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 226
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 227
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 228
  33. Hunter x Hunter, Chapter 102

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