Piyon (ピヨン, Piyon) is a Paleograph Hunter and member of the Zodiacs with the codename "Rabbit" (卯, Usagi). She is part of the Intelligence Division, created in preparation for the voyage to the Dark Continent.
Piyon is a young woman of average height with orange medium length haircut. She wears a costume consisting of a pair of bunny ears, a miniskirt, a fluffy cotton tail, a pair of long arm warmers, and a collar.
Piyon seems to have a laid-back, even carefree attitude. During the electoral meetings of the Zodiacs, she is always seen playing with her cellphone or laptop, occasionally ignoring what is being said. However, she is visibly furious when Pariston states he wants to become the new Chairman without holding an election. She also displayed a mild sense of sarcasm in her short conversations with the Vice Chairman Pariston, making fun of him for being late and being involved in shady activities. Piyon also hates being ignored, becoming enraged and screaming when someone does not pay attention to her. Piyon seems to be the most tech-savvy of the Zodiacs, as she is mostly seen texting on her cell phone or using her laptop.
13th Hunter Chairman Election arc
After Netero's death Piyon and the other Zodiacs are gathered to vote for a new Chairman of the Hunter Association. They are hostile towards Pariston, especially after he proposes himself as the new Chairman. Like the other Zodiacs, she is forced to follow Ging's rules to elect the new Chairman and during the 1st round of election she acts alongside Ginta and Kanzai as an inspector.
In the following election rounds, she mainly appears as a M.C. for the election. She gets shocked when Pariston, after winning the election, leaves the position of Chairman of the Hunter Association, making Cheadle Yorkshire the new chairman.
Dark Continent Expedition arc
Beans delivers a video containing Netero's message to the Zodiacs. Piyon and the others watch the first video which gives the Zodiacs a special assignment of hunting Beyond Netero down. The second video shows the late Chairman telling about the Dark Continent Expedition, in which his son Beyond will surely participate. During the discussion of the plans, Piyon does not listen with her teammates, rather, she is engrossed in her cellphone and laptop. When Beyond Netero sees the Zodiacs in person, Piyon and her teammates are given a proposal of a "give and take" with Beyond. The nine Hunters witness Cheadle and Beyond's following conversation from outside the cell. Later, Piyon is present when Beyond signs the contract with the terms the Hunters Association has set.
Cheadle summons a meeting to introduce the new Boar and Rat, and she starts explaining about the V6, the Five Great Calamities, the difficulty of the mission, which is A, whereas the Chimera Ants were ranked B, and asks if anyone has any questions. Kurapika raises his hand, saying he has many. The first is how many infiltrators on Netero's side the Zodiacs have managed to identify, much to everyone's shock. Kanzai asks him how he would know that, and Kurapika is surprised, as he thought it obvious: It is clear that Beyond was waiting for his father's demise and had been making preparations all along, with letting the Hunters Associations capture him being part of them. To achieve his goals, however, he needed both a competent right-hand man and a substantial group of followers, which Cheadle recognizes as Pariston and the Temp Hunters. Kurapika reflects that everything up to the election makes sense, but what will come after is still a mere hypothesis. After Mizaistom escorts him out to speak to him in private, the Zodiacs sum up their preparations for the journey, with Piyon stating that she has been integrating data on the Ancient Language into their software in case they should come in contact with the Dark Continent's civilization. Reconstruction will be priority after retrieving the list of passengers. She is assigned to the Intelligence Division.
When Mizaistom calls a new meeting, Piyon is left flabbergasted by the announcement that a spy is likely to be hiding among the Zodiacs. Like the others, she agrees to reveal his powers. However, unbeknownst to her, Kurapika used his dowsing chain to determine who is lying, and she is revealed to be innocent.
Abilities & Powers
Being one of the Zodiacs, Piyon is considered one of the best Hunters. Her authority in the Hunters Association is inferior only to that of Cheadle. Hisoka rated her 77 in overall strength. This score is superior to that of many pro Hunters, but considerably lower than those of the other two Zodiacs who were with her. Piyon is multi-lingual, and, judging by her professions, proficient both in ancient and modern languages. She has enough skills in informatics to develop a software on her own.
- The word "piyon" is normally used in manga as the sound effect "boing". It is sometimes employed as the onomatopoeia of rabbits hopping or jumping. "piyon" is also the French for "pawn".
|Active||Cheadle Yorkshire • Cluck • Piyon • Saiyu • Kanzai • Kurapika • Leorio Paradinight • Ginta • Geru • Mizaistom Nana • Botobai Gigante • Saccho Kobayakawa|
|Former||Ging Freecss • Pariston Hill|
|Biology||Ginta • Cluck|
|Defense||Kanzai • Saiyu • Botobai Gigante|
|Science||Cheadle Yorkshire • Leorio Paradinight • Geru|
|Intelligence||Kurapika • Mizaistom Nana • Piyon • Saccho Kobayakawa|