Episode 84 (2011)
Chimera Ant Royal Guard
Neferpitou was created as one of the three Royal Guards to protect the King. He/She has an appearance of a pink humanoid cat.
Neferpitou is very loyal to the king, just like the rest of the royal guards and would sacrifice himself for the king. Neferpitou gets distracted easily and loves to play a lot, and that makes him/her the most simple-minded of the three Royal Guards. Despite his/her cheerful and playful manner, Pitou has been shown to have a sadistic and terrifying personality. As Pitou is a cat Chimera Ant, he/she loves to play with his/her opponents like a cat would with its prey.
Neferpitou is first born of the Chimera Ant King's three Royal Guards. Pitou is also personally named by the queen like the rest of the Royal Guards. Pitou, similarly to the other Royal Guards, has no memories of his/her previous life.
Chimera Ant arcEditNeferpitou first appears when Rammot and Peggy go looking for a missing rare prey, Pokkle, in the Chimera Ant nest in NGL. Rammot, having accidentally learned Nen from being attacked with it, suddenly feels Pitou's frightening aura. Pitou enters the room and smells life hidden under a pile of bones, discovering Pokkle. Pokkle is manipulated by Pitou and teaches the Chimera Ants about Nen and water divination, thereafter he is brutally killed and fed to the Queen. Pitou discovers that is a Specialist and exits the nest to find out the extent of his/her new found powers. Meanwhile Kite, Killua, and Gon have made their way up to the Chimera Ant nest and plan on killing the Queen before she gives birth to the King. Kite feels a powerful En; he is seduced by it, stretches his own En out to meet it. But Kite then understands the depths of aura coming from Pitou. He tells Gon and Killua to run, but Pitou has already located the trio and slashes off Kite's arm in an instant. Gon tries to help but Killua knocks him unconscious and runs away with the boy. Pitou battles and kills Kite; having enjoyed the match, decides to re-animate Kite's dead body as one of his puppets. The Queen dies during labor; the Chimera Ant King and all three Royal Guards then leave. Some of the remaining Chimera Ants flee NGL and start their own independent lives. Pitou soon thereafter assists the King in overthrowing the government of the nearby Republic of East Gorteau. Under the guise of the former king of the Republic, Ming Jol-ik, the Chimera Ant King initiates the process of forcibly awakening Nen in the civilians of East Gorteau in order to form his own personal army to conquer the world--resulting in the deaths of millions unable to awaken Nen. As ants formerly under the Queen's rule rejoin the King, the Hunters Association mobilizes quickly to stop the oncoming genocide by sending in an Extermination Team of Hunters to East Gorteau.
Residing in the East Gorteau palace, Neferpitou uses Nen ability to manipulate hundreds of soldiers in the capital city of Peijin to rally citizens together. His/her plans are thwarted by Killua, Knov, and Morel. As the day of the selection finally occurs, the Extermination Team attacks the palace and causes massive damage. The King's consort Komugi is mortally wounded and under the King's orders, Neferpitou heals her. Gon, however, threatens to kill Komugi unless Neferpitou agrees to restore Kite following the woman's treatment. Though a promise was made to go with Gon to Peijin to restore Kite, once they've reached the area, Pitou affirms that it is impossible and subsequently prepares to kill Gon. Gon then forcibly ages his body through sacrificing nearly all of his aura and kills Neferpitou in battle.
However, Pitou's loyalty and devotion to the King was so great that even after death, Pitou's Nen still remains, and his/her Terpsichora, even stronger than before, manipulated the corpse and attacked Gon. Gon, believing that Pitou is dead, is attacked by Pitou's corpse and loses an arm. Gon then pins Pitou to the ground with the arm he lost, and uses one final attack against Neferpitou, destroying Pitou's body and remaining Nen.
Abilities & PowersEdit
Neferpitou is gifted with abnormally powerful abilities. Has been shown to handle formidable characters with relative ease. During an attempted infiltration into the nest of the Chimera Ants, Neferpitou fights and kills a powerful hunter like Kite and later repairs his corpse to manipulate him as a puppet. Even the Hunter Association's Chairman Netero, considered the world's strongest Hunter during his prime, wondered if Pitou was stronger than him.
NenEditEven before learning Nen, Pitou was still able to greatly scare Rammot with his/her great aura. Killua also stated that Neferpitou's aura was even more dangerous and frightening than that of Hisoka and Illumi. Although, Knov stated that Killua was probably just over-estimating things in the heat of the moment.
Neferpitou's En is irregularly shaped; rather than a sphere, it takes the form of tendrils of aura, a single one of which can be extended up to two kilometers.
|Neferpitou's Nen Abilities|
|Type: Specialization||Terpsichora (|
Terpsichora is a puppeteer conjured by Neferpitou (and hidden using In) to manipulate his own body. Terpsichora takes the form of a monstrous ballerina with aura strings transmuted from its fingertips to Pitou's body like a marionette. It is suggested by Pitou's phrase "dance past it's limits" that Terpsichora grants Pitou with much more flexibility and agility enhancing his physical limit. Even after Neferpitou's death, Terpsichora was still able to function (and in fact, became stronger postmortem).
|Type: Enhancement||Doctor Blythe (|
|Doctor Blythe is a giant doll conjured by Neferpitou, used only to surgically treat damaged areas of the body. It cannot move from the position which it is initially summoned and is connected to Pitou's tail, limiting his radius of movement to 20 meters while the ability is active.|
|Neferpitou has an ability to simultaneously control large numbers of bodies and give it simple directives. Neferpitou conjures a large puppeteer (hidden with In) controlling the body using aura-transmuted puppet strings. If the one being manipulated can use Nen abilities, then those abilities can be ordered to be used as well.|
- Neferpitou's name, like all of the Royal Guards, comes from the Egyptian god Nefertem and a character named Pitou from a French children's book series called Caroline et ses Amis.
- Neferpitou's ability, Doctor Blythe, is modeled after the Blythe doll.
- Terpsichora is a muse in Greek mythology that rules over dance and chorus.
- Neferpitou is the only royal guard that is not killed by the Miniature Rose.
- Neferpitou is also the only royal guard that was killed in battle.
- Neferpitou is the only person that Gon had actually killed under his own free will.