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Harkenburg
Halkenburg Hui Guo Rou
Kana

ハルケンブルグ=ホイコーロ

Rōmaji

Harukenburugu Hoikōro

Debuts
Manga Debut

Chapter 349

Characteristics
Gender

Male Male

Status

Alive

Affiliation

Kakin Empire

Occupation

Ninth Prince of the Kakin Empire

Relatives

Nasubi Hui Guo Rou (Father)
Duazul Hui Guo Rou (Mother)
Camilla Hui Guo Rou (Sister)
Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou (Sister)
Luzurus Hui Guo Rou (Brother)
Benjamin Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Zhang Lei Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Tyson Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Salé-salé Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Kacho Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Fugetsu Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Momoze Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)
Marayam Hui Guo Rou (Half-Brother)
Woble Hui Guo Rou (Half-Sister)

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Halkenburg Hui Guo Rou (ハルケンブルグ=ホイコーロ, Harukenburugu Hoikōro) is the Ninth Prince of the Kakin Empire and the son of his father's second wife, Duazul.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Halkenburg has a set of sharp curly hair, shared with his brother Luzurus and his sisters Camilla and Tubeppa, and sideburns of the same color. He has a mashed-in nose. His first appearance sees him wearing a suit.[1]

PersonalityEdit

He has a poor relationship with his mother and two sisters, and finds the only person he likes to be his brother Tserriednich. He intends to change the politics of the royal family, openly opposing them. Kurapika speculated he suffers from angst and alienation, and that he is strict on himself and others, as later confirmed by Oito.[2]

He is also a pacifist. Unlike his siblings, he has no intention on continuing with the succession battle, refusing to win his crown through bloodshed by committing fratricide and sororicide.[3] He seems to care for his subordinates, as he is horrified to find his bodyguards unconscious on the floor under some mysterious circumstances.[4] When he wakes up, the now conscious bodyguards give him a friendly greeting.[5]

Background Edit

While in grade school, he was admitted to boarding school. The isolation caused rumors of him being exiled and hiding from assassins arose. He posted on Facebox that the only one who understood him was Tserriednich. At age 15, he skipped grades to attend the world's most prestigious university, Miwall. He studied physics there and also won a gold medal in the world championships of archery he participated in. At some point, he proposed a change in the Kakin royal family's government which gave him supporters, but also enemies.[2]

PlotEdit

Dark Continent Expedition arcEdit

Halkenburg is first introduced standing in front of a bookcase, engrossed reading a book.[1] Kurapika researches him because he believes that he can get close to Tserriednich via Halkenburg. Halkenburg, however, did not send any request for bodyguards and it was really the eighth wife of King Hui Gui Rou, Oito.[2]

On August 8th, Halkenburg participates to the ceremony on the eve of the voyage and waves to the audience. He then takes part in a formal event, where he is talking to Tserriednich. Like the rest of his family, he will reside in the 1st deck of the ship.[6]

Chap 361 - Halkenberg confronts Nasubi

Prince Halkenburg confronts his father

During the first dinner banquet, Halkenburg approaches his father for a private conversation. He informs Nasubi that he does not want to participate in the succession war anymore, believing that he does not need to win his crown through bloodshed. He also explains that he only went through all the formalities to save his face for his father. As he speaks, his Nen Beast perches idly on his shoulders.[3] Halkenburg is left in shock and horror upon returning to his private quarters, seeing all eleven of his bodyguards knocked out unconscious under some mysterious circumstances.[4] Awakening from his rest, Halkenburg rushes into the next room and sees that all of his previously unconscious bodyguards are all alive and well. He contemplates if the whole situation was a dream, but also notices a pinion attached to his left wrist.[5]

Halkenburg agrees to send his bodyguards to learn Nen under Kurapika.[7]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Chap 361 - Halkenberg's Nen beast

Halkenberg's Guardian Spirit Beast

As a prince of Kakin, Halkenburg holds significant political power and wealth, although not on the level of the Elder Princes. The fact he was able to attend the most prestigious university in the world at the age of 15 speaks for an extreme degree of academic intelligence. Furthermore, his intellect is brilliant, rivaling that of Tserriednich's, since Kurapika describes that even among his fellow siblings, his achievements excel and stand out. His education should have provided him with impeccable knowledge in physics. Halkenburg is presumably one of the best archers in the world, having won a gold medal in the world championships of archery he participated in. He also has a good charisma since he has a lot of supporters.[2]

NenEdit

Like the rest of his siblings, Halkenburg received an egg from which a Nen beast hatched to protect him.[1] As a parasitic-type ability, he has no control over it. Halkenburg himself is unaware of its existence. The Nen beast is subjected to two rule-like instincts: it is unable to fight other Guardian Spirit Beasts as well as to directly attack the host of one.[4] Its abilities are currently unknown.

The Spirit Beast seems to be able to make itself unseen, as it occasionally absent from its host presence.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 349
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 350
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 361
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 362
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 366
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 358
  7. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 368

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King
Nasubi Hui Guo Rou
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Princes
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