The Heaven's Arena (天空闘技場, Tenkū Tōgijō) is a tower combat arena, the world's most popular battle site, where the victorious fighters ascend to higher floors as part of its reward system. It is on the same continent as the Republic of Padokea, Killua Zoldyck's country, but is located in the eastern part of the continent, opposite of where Padokea is.
The fourth-tallest building in the world, the Heaven's Arena stands 991 meters (approx. 3,250 feet) tall and has 251 floors. Inside, thousands of martial artists (4,000 fighters on average) compete daily in order to test their skills and advance to higher floors. The annual spectator attendance is over 1 billion and the building is fully equipped with service facilities, including restaurants and shopping.
Competitors are allowed to fight and defeat their opponent using any means, but weapons are not allowed on the first 199 floors. One is given prize money for advancing on each of the 199 floors; after reaching the 100th floor, competitors get their own private room. On the 1st floor, a competitor will get enough money for a drink no matter the outcome of the battle. On the 50th floor, a competitor gets 50,000 for one victory. On the 100th floor the prize money is 1 million , on the 150th one, the reward is over 10 million and on the 190th one the reward is 200 million . When Killua first went to the Heaven's Arena, he quit at the 199th floor and spent all the prize money on cakes.
Up to the 200th floor, the building is divided into twenty 10-floor parts. For example, a fighter who wins on the 40th floor advances to the 50th and one who loses on the same level regresses to the 30th; a 10-story scale.
The 200th FloorEdit
The floors above the 200th offer no prize money, but glory. Weapons are allowed to be used after reaching the 200th floor. One has 90 days to prepare for any fight, though it's possible to fight everyday if wanted. The 21 highest ranked competitors are called Floor Masters because they're given their own floor between the 230th and 250th floors. Losing four matches results in disqualification, while winning ten matches results in being awarded the right to challenge a Floor Master. The 251st floor of Heaven's Arena holds a biennial tournament called the Battle Olympia; the victor is allowed to live on the 251st floor in an exclusive penthouse.
All of the fighters from the 200th floor and above use Nen exclusively. If one reaches the 200th floor without knowing how to use Nen, many fighters take it upon themselves to "initiate" the uninitiated by attacking them with Nen. Those "initiated" typically suffer severe injury, if not death. Sadaso, Gido, and Riehlvelt are all Heaven's Arena fighters who were "initiated" and each of them suffered a permanent disability as a result.
Heaven's Arena arcEdit
Succession Contest arcEdit
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
The Last MissionEdit
Note: Events occurring in the Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission movie do not constitute canon material.
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Heaven's Arena have many employees ranging from referees, fight commentators, receptionist, guides, and elevator operators. All of them wears a uniform with the Heaven's Arena logo which is an emblem of a closed fist, the uniform is the same for both male and female employees. In the 1999 anime, an elevator operator is shown to use Nen upon being angered by Killua.
- The location/arena building is officially named "Heavens Arena" in Viz translation, without the apostrophe (').
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 6, Chapter 45
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 5, Chapter 44
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 6, Chapter 47
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 357
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 6, Chapter 49
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 6, Chapter 48