"Left arm... left arm... Instead of taking off my left arm, can I just bet what I always bet? My life."
Komugi (コムギ, Komugi) was the World Gungi Champion.
Anime | Manga
She appears as a young girl with messy white hair; two portions raveled into ponytails. She had thick black eyebrows, and always kept her eyes closed, unless playing Gungi. Komugi wore a pink tunic, with a white long sleeve shirt underneath. She was seen carrying a walking stick when entering the palace in East Gorteau.
Komugi is rather childish and simple minded. She lacks common knowledge at times, yet was brilliant in Gungi, and enjoys the game immensely. She tends to constantly talk herself down, but is friendly and polite towards others.
Komugi was born in a family of twelve in Republic of East Gorteau. Ever since starting to play Gungi as the country's representative, she makes little money for her family. However, when she chose to become a professional player, she decided to kill herself if she ever lost.
Chimera Ant arc
Komugi is a girl introduced after the Chimera Ant King takes over East Gorteau. Though blind, she is the world champion in the board game of Gungi and frequently plays with the King. She constantly berates herself, thinking that her only skill is playing Gungi; she even comes to the conclusion that she is worthless (garbage in her words), if she loses a single match. The King develops feelings toward Komugi due to her brilliance and skill in Gungi and her unassuming nature, despite her being a human. She awakens to Nen as a result of playing constantly with the King, her ability being one that allows her to improve in the game. Komugi becomes the first human whom the King acknowledges by name.
During the raid on the palace of East Gorteau, Komugi is severely injured in her midsection as a result of Zeno's Dragon Dive ability. Komugi is healed by Neferpitou and is put under Killua's watch when Shaiapouf attempts to erase her existence before the King (who suffers amnesia following being attacked with the Miniature Rose) returns to the palace. Killua leaves Komugi in Palm's care before rushing to Gon's side.
After the end of the battle, Meruem returns to Komugi's side. He reveals to Komugi that he has been poisoned by the Miniature Rose and doesn't have long to live. Meruem goes on to say that he wishes to spend his final moments playing Gungi with her; due to the poison's contagion, he warns her that she too will die if she stays by his side. Komugi couldn't be happier and asks if she could join him. Meruem passes away in Komugi's lap while they hold hands, with Komugi dying soon thereafter.
13th Hunter Chairman Election arc
Komugi is seen holding Meruem's hand, even in death.
Abilities & Powers
Komugi is the best Gungi player in East Gorteu and the current world champion. Her talent has surfaced very early, allowing her to come up with world-renowned strategies and counter-strategies when she was little more than a child. Due to her resolution to commit suicide if she ever were to lose, it can be inferred that she has never lost a single game since her first official game. Not even Meruem, despite his superhuman intellect, managed to defeat her once. Due to her being blind, added to a frail constitution, Komugi believes she can do nothing except playing Gungi. However, she claims she can play Gungi for three days and three nights straight.
Komugi is a genius in Nen, being capable of using it, albeit unconsciously, without ever receiving any training. Her proficiency, however, is limited to Gungi.
- Komugi may have Savant syndrome, due to her brilliant skills in playing the game Gungi and not being any good in doing anything else.
- According to the "Hunter × Hunter Manual" section found in the Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho official character book (Shueisha Jump remix), Komugi's stats are:
|Chimera Ant arc: Palace Invasion||4/5||1/5||1/5||0/5||4/5||2/5|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 24, Chapter 249
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 314
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 317
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 318
- ↑ Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 339