"I knew there was something about this kid!! His potential... is like a bottomless pit!!"
Meleoron (メレオロン, Mereoron) is a pacifistic chameleon-like Chimera Ant. His defining ability is to make himself invisible. He is an eccentric among Chimera Ants, as he dislikes fighting and killing. His original name as a human was Jail (ジェイル, Jeiru).
Meleoron has the appearance of a chameleon, has short blonde hair with a matching color shaggy goatee, and dresses in a gray hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants.
Meleoron is good-natured in general, being one of the few Chimera Ants to leave the colony upon witnessing the King's merciless nature. He also seems to be quite perceptive and understanding, as shown when he noticed Killua's sadness during the Palace Invasion part of the Chimera Ant arc.
In his former human life, Meleoron went by the name Jail and was the adopted son of Peggy.
Chimera Ant arcEdit
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Meleoron and his division has been assigned to hunt humans for the Chimera Ant Queen. He comes out of hiding when one of his subordinates, Koala, kills a human intended to be the Queen's food. Meleoron reproaches Koala for what he has done, and if Koala enjoys killing so much, Koala should enlist in another division.
When Gon was on his way to the Royal Palace of the Republic of East Gorteau, he sent his soldiers to go after him to test Gon's skills. After Gon beat his henchmen, he decided to form a partnership with Gon to attack the King with the help of his ability the "God's Accomplice", as he was able to remember some of his memories when he was human.
After he left the colony and found out that Peggy (who was killed by the King) was his adopted father, he wanted vengeance against the King. During the siege on East Gorteau palace, Meleoron mainly assisted Knuckle to secretly place Hakoware on Youpi, but also helped Killua and Morel to escape from him. He and Knuckle are knocked unconscious and captured by Meruem, while trying to get away from the palace. After the events of East Gorteau, he is seen sitting beside a bedridden Shoot McMahon.
13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit
When Killua brings Alluka to the hospital to heal Gon, Meleoron is seen waiting with Ikalgo and many other of Gon's companions outside. Soon after Gon is healed, he, Ikalgo, Palm, Shoot, and Knuckle see some pictures sent by Gon of a flock of Small-billed Swans flying into the sunset.
Abilities & PowersEdit
Even though Meleoron has the rank of a Squadron Leader, he himself admits his fighting strength is only on par with a common soldier ant. During his time as a Squadron Leader, he had authority over his underlings, and retained his influence until he allied himself with the Extermination Team. Due to his genetic makeup, Meleoron is able to stick to walls and turn invisible. He is rather proficient at stealth, as he is able to move silently and conceal his smell. However, Koala, Killua, and Gon have all managed to sense his presence distinctly, with Koala even managing to pinpoint his location. If remaining unnoticed is of crucial importance, he resorts to his Nen abilities. He is capable of holding his breath for up to two minutes while calm and half that under moderate psychological pressure, provided he remains immobile. However, severe stress may cause this time to be reduced drastically. Meleoron is also fairly analytical, and a good liar.
In addition to Meleoron's natural ability to turn invisible, he also has two secret Nen abilities unknown to other Chimera Ants.
|Meleoron's Nen Abilities|
|Type: Specialization||Perfect Plan (|
|While holding his breath, Meleoron can use an advanced form of his invisibility, becoming not only invisible, but also becoming completely indetectable by scent, contact, or En. According to him, this completely hides his presence to the point where others would simply overlook him inproximity without being consciously aware of it. By using his normal invisibility, Meleoron can lure others into believing he can be detected by non-visual means, and is therefore only a minor threat. Under battle conditions, Meleoron is able to hold his breath for approximately one minute.|
|Type: Specialization||God's Accomplice (|
|Meleoron's Perfect Plan can in turn be used on any person he is in physical contact with. Meleoron planned to use this ability to defeat the Chimera Ant King, by finding a partner who is able to strike a fatal blow at the Chimera Ant King while hidden.|
- His name is derived from "chameleon", the clade of lizards he is based on.
- The character has a more tenuous secondary theme/motif related to "crime", as suggested by: his name as a human—Jail, and some parts of his Nen abilities' names—"Perfect Plan/...Alibi/...Accomplice". The very nature of his invisibility ability, his stealth, and the unwillingness to kill for fun, could relate him to a less violent type of criminal activity such as theft.
- The apparent strabismus (crossed eyes) that he displays could actually be reminiscent of the chameleon vision he may have inherited, which is characterized by: protruding eyes with large amplitude of movement that move independently of each other, allowing panoramic sight and capacity to watch an approaching object while simultaneously scanning the rest of its environment (monocular vision).
- For some reason, his innate perk that allows him to camouflage and turn himself invisible seems to also apply to the clothes he's wearing as if they're an extension of his physical body.
- Despite his Nen abilities rely heavily on lung capacity, Meleoron is a smoker; which shortens the usage time of the abilities, but could also be a not explicit "condition/limitation".
- According to the "Hunter × Hunter Manual" section found in the Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho official character book (Shueisha Jump remix), Meleoron's stats are:
|Chimera Ant arc: NGL||3/5||1/5||1/5||3/5||3/5||3/5|
|Chimera Ant arc: Palace Invasion||4/5||2/5||2/5||3/5||3/5||4/5|
|Members||Chimera Ant Queen • Meruem • Neferpitou • Shaiapouf • Menthuthuyoupi • Kite|
|Squadron Leaders||Colt • Zazan • Leol • Cheetu • Peggy • Meleoron • Bloster • Welfin • Bihorn • Yunju • Alligator • Turtle • Chimera Ant Octopus • Panda|
|Officers||Boki • Centipede • Flutter • Hina • Frog • Ikalgo • Mosquito • Pike • Rammot • Ortho Siblings|
|Soldiers||Baro • Bat • Bombardier Beetle Chimera Ant • Coburn • Gorilla • Gun-toting Ant • Gyro • Hollow • Inzagi • Koala • Maenore • Palm Siberia • Pell • Pig • Rhino • Shidore • Snake (Chimera Ant) • Stag Beetle • Taragette|