The Nostrade Family is a mafia family headed by Light Nostrade, and according to its head bodyguard Dalzollene, is a subordinate to the Ritz Clan. The Nostrade Family was originally a minor provincial mafia family of little importance, but by shrewdly using the fortune telling ability of his daughter Neon Nostrade, Light Nostrade managed to greatly increase his position in the Mafia Community, to the point where even the Ten Dons seek his daughter's advice.
Light Nostrade always has a team of hired bodyguards to protect Neon. Kurapika joins the team in order to find information about his people's stolen Scarlet Eyes. During the Phantom Troupe's first attack on the Mafia's Underground Auction in Yorknew City, several of the bodyguards are killed, including Dalzollene, allowing Kurapika to become the lead bodyguard. Shortly after his promotion, Neon's divination is stolen by Chrollo Lucilfer, the leader of the Troupe. It appears that after the loss of his daughter's ability, Light Nostrade is no longer able to maintain the influence of his family within the Mafia Community.
Yorknew City arcEdit
The Nostrade Family is a recently prolific Mafia organization, subordinate to the Ritz Clan. The Nostrade Family was originally a minor provincial Mafia family of little importance, but by shrewdly using the fortune telling ability of his daughter Neon, Light managed to greatly increase his position in the Mafia Community, to the point where even the Ten Dons seek his daughter's advice. Kurapika joins in order to find information concerning his people's stolen Scarlet Eyes.
Greed Island arcEdit
Light undergoes a breakdown after Neon's ability to predict the future was stolen by Chrollo Lucilfer. The breakdown is also caused by the fact the Kurapika bid 2.9 billion Jenny on the Scarlet eyes on his behalf and cannot pay it off.
Family members & EmployeesEdit
Neon's Former BodyguardsEdit
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. Basho and Melody are currently Bodyguards for the Kakin Empire's Luzurus Hui Guo Rou and Kacho Hui Guo Rou respectively.
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 clan, due to Neon's fame of collecting human body parts. He is the current head of Light's new organization, which is involved in body guarding and gambling.
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 along with Linssen were 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 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.
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 rescue Uvogin.
Shachmono Tocino - One of the senior 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 Underground 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's 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's Blinky that same night.
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.