|“||Predictions exist to help living beings achieve happiness. And I've always wanted to become a clairvoyant.||”|
—Neon Nostrade, to Chrollo Lucilfer
|2011 | 1999 | Manga|
Yuko Maekawa (1999)
Jasmin Dobranski (1999)
Pink (manga & 1999)
Blue (1999 & 2011)
Light Nostrade (Father)
Lovely Ghostwriter (Angelic Auto Writing) (former)
Neon Nostrade (ネオン=ノストラード, Neon Nosutorādo) is the daughter of Light Nostrade of the Nostrade Mafia Family and a flesh collector.
2011 | 1999 | Manga
However, she first shows empathy towards another being when her hand maid Eliza is in grief. Although being pampered and apathetic, Neon's traits are actually a product of childlike innocence; an inability to comprehend emotions beyond what a child can understand, although she is sixteen years old. She is shown to be otherwise good natured.
Yorknew City arc
Neon appears in the arc when Kurapika interviews for a position among her bodyguards. Neon is spoiled; she receives everything she demands by threatening to cease the use of her ability for her father's benefit. Neon is also very involved with the occult and is an avid collector of rare human flesh, such as the Scarlet Eyes of the Kurta Clan.
Neon cares very little about anything else other than her collection; even the death of her head bodyguard, Dalzollene, caused her no grief. However, when news about Squala's death reached to one of her female attendants Eliza, Neon is shown to give her compassion and decides to go home even without the items that she wanted from the auction.
Greed Island arc
Neon once had nine personal bodyguards, but only four of them are alive at the present time. Dalzollene and Kurapika have both been leaders of her bodyguards. In order to be selected as a bodyguard, applicants must be approved by the leader after being tested. The ability to use Nen seems to be a prerequisite. Due to Light seemingly having cut all ties with the mafia following the loss of Neon's powers, the bodyguards have been assigned different positions.
Dalzollene - Originally the head bodyguard taking care of Neon, the only person who had direct contact with Neon's father, Light Nostrade, and the manager of the bodyguard hiring procedures. He was killed by Phinks when the Phantom Troupe attempted to rescue Uvogin.
Kurapika - Dalzollene's successor as Neon's head bodyguard. He started as a regular bodyguard, applying for the job in order to obtain some info on how to retrieve the scarlet eyes of his tribesmen, due to Neon's fame of collecting human body parts. He is the current head of Light's new organization, which is involved in bodyguarding and gambling.
Shachmono Tocino - One of the older members of the bodyguards as well as a Hunter, he was sent to spy on and test Kurapika and the rest of the new applicants. Shachmono was killed in the first auction of Yorknew by the Phantom Troupe.
Squala - Also an older member of the bodyguards and care taker for Neon's pet dogs. After he was warned by Kurapika that the Phantom Troupe was coming to his location, he was advised to escape immediately; however, he took the scarlet eyes forged by Kortopi with him, allowing the Troupe to track and find him. After Pakunoda revealed he is not the chain user that they were searching for, Nobunaga killed him. He was in a romantic relationship with Eliza, one of Neon's female attendants.
Baise - Baise is one of the applicants taking the bodyguard recruitment test at the same time as Kurapika. During the first underground auction in Yorknew City, she was one of the three bodyguards sent to buy what Neon wanted, but was killed by Shizuku that very night.
Basho - Basho is a Hunter and one of the applicants taking the bodyguard recruitment test at the same time as Kurapika. He is from Jappon. During the first underground auction in Yorknew City, he was in charge of the back entrance, surviving the Phantom Troupe's massacre. He later works as reconnaissance for Kurapika. It is unknown if he retained his job after Light's defection from the mafia.
Melody - Melody is a Music Hunter and one of the applicants taking the bodyguard recruitment test at the same time as Kurapika. She proved to be an invaluable asset in Kurapika's quest against the Phantom Troupe in Yorknew. It is unknown if she retained his job after Light's defection from the mafia.
Linssen - Linssen is a pro Hunter, formerly under the employment of the Nostrade family as one of Neon's bodyguards. He currently works under Kurapika in Light's new organization, which is involved in bodyguarding and gambling.
Eliza - Eliza is one of Neon's personal attendants. She wears a kimono as uniform. She was in a romantic relationship with Squala, a member of Neon's longtime bodyguards, until he was killed by Phantom Troupe while trying to escape with the fake scarlet eyes.
Abilities & Powers
When her father was the head of a mafia clan, Neon had authority over his employees and access to his wealth, provided she had her father's permission. Her reputation caused her and her father to be liked by the Ten Dons, although her influence on the mafia probably ended with the loss of her powers.
Neon is a Specialist. Although she never trained in Nen, she was able to develop a Hatsu ability, a feat that qualifies her as a genius. Her prophetic abilities allowed her father to be highly esteemed by the most powerful leaders of the mafia. Neon's ability was stolen by Chrollo Lucilfer, and she is now unable to use it.
|Neon's Nen Type: Specialization|
Lovely Ghostwriter (
Neon predicts the future through quatrains that she writes down unconsciously; the summoned Lovely Ghostwriter manipulates Neon's arm to automatically write her poems. The target must handwrite his name (aliases and handles count), full date of birth, and blood type on the piece of paper on which she will write the poem. A picture of the target's face is necessary if he isn't present.
Neon's fortunes take the form of a poem with four or five quatrains of four lines each. Each verse represents a week of the current month, and typically events referenced in the poem are present as metaphors. Inauspicious fortunes always contain advice, and misfortune can be avoided if warnings are heeded. She cannot predict her own future.
Appearances in Other Media
Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission
Neon attends the Battle Olympia tournament at Heavens Arena, and is accompanied by Kurapika, Melody, and Linssen. Kurapika and Melody stay close to her side as she looks down at the ring. She takes her father's place in attending the tournament, as he was feeling ill at the time. She nearly falls asleep during Netero's speech out of boredom.
Right before the tournament starts, she is interested in one of the competitors, and happily looks to Kurapika to talk with him about it, only to find him missing (he had gone to meet Hisoka). Along with everyone in the stadium, Neon is taken hostage. When she is freed during Biscuit's fighting against the intruders, she laughs excitedly as she watches the woman fight. After the tournament is finished, Neon returns home in a car filled with stuffed animals with Linssen as her driver. Kurapika and Melody accompany her in a separate vehicle.
- Her last name Nostrade is probably a reference to Nostradamus, the famous French seer and La Cosa Nostra, the nickname for the Italian mafia.
- She has the same voice actress as Kalluto in the 1999 anime adaptation.
- On episode 41 of the 2011 series, she has an Puu figurine from Yu Yu Hakusho tied on her phone strap.