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"Not one person here would let you take that position."

— Geru, to Pariston Hill[1]
2011 | Manga

Snake 2011

Geru
Kana

ゲル

Rōmaji

Geru

Also known as

Snake

Portrayal
Japanese Voice

Yūki Shirato

Debuts
Manga Debut

Chapter 318

Anime Debut

Episode 136

Characteristics
Gender

Female Female

Eye Color

Gold (Manga)
Blue (Anime)

Hair Color

Black

Status

Alive

Affiliation

Hunter Association
Zodiacs (Science Division)[2]

Occupation

Poison Hunter
Zodiac (Snake)
Coroner
Pharmacist

Nen
Type

Unknown

Image Gallery

Geru (ゲル, Geru) is a Poison Hunter[2] and a member of the Zodiacs with the codename "Snake" (巳, Hebi).[1] She is also part of the Science Division, created in preparation for the voyage to the Dark Continent.[2]

AppearanceEdit

GeruColor

Geru's appearance in the manga

Geru is a slender and skinny woman, and has very long black straight hair. Her eyes resemble those of a snake and are known to be abnormally big, while her nose is very small. She wears a long black dress that highlights her ample cleavage and big breasts. She has very pale skin and golden eyes, although the 2011 anime depicts her with dark skin and blue eyes. During the voyage to the Dark Continent, she is seen wearing a strapless dress.

PersonalityEdit

Geru normally appears calm and reflective, showing signs of resentment only against Pariston, whom she does not hesitate to attack. On that occasion, she showed to be bold enough to use her ability in front of other people. She is also quite a reasonable person. She correctly analyzed that Beyond has already prepared for the expedition for a long time, and Geru stated that she would go to the Dark Continent only if Ging, whom she believed to be more prepared for such expedition, were going with them.[3]

PlotEdit

13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit

After Netero's death Geru, alongside the other Zodiacs, is called to vote for a new Hunter Association Chairman.[4] She and the other Zodiacs are hostile towards Pariston, especially after he proposes himself as the new Chairman. Like the other Zodiacs, she is forced to follow Ging's rules to elect the new Chairman.[1][5] She then follows the election as a viewer[6] and like everyone, gets shocked when Pariston leaves the position of Chairman of the Hunter Association, making Cheadle Yorkshire the new chairman.[7]

Dark Continent Expedition arcEdit

Geru, along with the others Zodiacs, is surprised, when she knows that the country of Kakin is going to do an expedition towards the Dark Continent, and especially that the man that will lead the expedition claims to be the son of the previous chairman of the Hunters Association, Isaac Netero being also identically to him, and named Beyond Netero. She along with the others Zodiacs is tasked with a special assignment: Hunt Beyond Netero.[8] Later, the Zodiacs meet to plan their next move. Geru states that she'll only go to the Dark Continent if Ging goes. The meeting is interrupted when Beyond Netero himself calls and asks then to inform V5 that he's been "captured". He then purposes a "give and take" with the Zodiacs.[3] The nine Hunters witness Cheadle and Beyond's following conversation from outside the cell. When Kanzai gets confused about the planned departure and the challenge of Beyond, Geru is prompted to explain that the Zodiacs will transport their prisoner to the Dark Continent and have him under surveillance, all the while investigating about the Five Calamities.[9] Later, Geru is present when Beyond signs the contract with the terms the Hunter Association has set.[10]

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, saying he has many. The first is how many infiltrators on Netero's side the Zodiacs have managed to identify, much to everyone's shock. But Kurapika's statement is cut short by Mizaistom who later privately explains about the current condition and asks Kurapika to keep his theory to himself for the time being. The Zodiacs then continue to sum up their preparations for the journey, with Geru stating that since her job begins upon landing, she is relatively free during the voyage, and she is currently working on a communicable disease countermeasure manual with Single-Star Virus Hunter Sanbica Norton. She is assigned to the Science Division.[2]

When Mizaistom calls a new meeting, Geru is left flabbergasted by the announcement that a spy is likely to be hiding among the Zodiacs. Like the others, she agrees to reveal his powers. However, unbeknownst to her, Kurapika is using his dowsing to determine who is lying, and she is revealed to be innocent.[11]

When the Black Whale finally departs, Geru attends a meeting with three other Zodiacs, Sanbica Norton, Tokarine, and another Hunter. Using a map, she explains at what point they will board Morel's ship to the Dark Continent, and clarifies Knov's and Tokarine's roles. To the latter's question she replies it will be hard to recruit more people to aid with transportation, while thinking to herself Tokarine is cute and represses the urge to poke her belly.[12]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Being one of the Zodiacs, Geru is one of the best Hunters. Her authority in the Hunters Association is inferior only to that of Cheadle. As a Poison Hunter, she is bound to be knowledgeable in chemistry, biology, and medicine. Geru has showcased an adequate degree of intelligence when she explained a clueless Kanzai about the several consequences of Beyond Netero's announcement and subsequent capture. Although her full powers are still unknown, she has enough confidence in her strength to use her ability to threaten Pariston with all the Zodiacs assembled.

NenEdit

Geru snake hand ability

Geru's snake hand

Geru's Hatsu has yet to be revealed, but she demonstrated the ability to seemingly transform her arm into a snake. The snake has four hearts on its head, with the one in the middle larger than the other three, and a ribbon tied around its neck.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 319
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 346
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 341
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 318
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 320
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 331
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 335
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 340
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 342
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 345
  11. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 348
  12. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 359

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