2011 | 1999 | Manga




Japanese Voice

Yoshihiko Akaida (1999)
Ichitarō Ai (2011)

English Voice

Scott Roberts (1999)
Sean Chiplock (2011)

Manga Debut

Chapter 48

Anime Debut

Episode 39 (1999)
Episode 29 (2011)


Male Male

Hair Color







Aura Boost

Image Gallery

Riehlvelt (リールベルト, Riiruberuto) is one of the three fighters that challenged Gon and Killua on the 200th floor of Heaven's Arena. Having reached the 200th floor without the use of Nen, he was "initiated" after being attacked with a malicious aura attack and paralyzed from the waist down.[1]


2011 | 1999 | Manga

Riehlvelt 2011 Design

Riehlvelt 2011 Design

Riehlvelt is a man of average size, he has purple spiky hair and often wears a yellow colored head gear. Due to becoming paralyzed from his "initiation", he is seen moving around in a large big wheeled motorized wheelchair.

Personality Edit

Riehlvelt has a mischievous personality since he tried to win the matches with dirty tricks. And this side of him is also seen in his combat style, hiding abilities like electrified whips.


Heaven's Arena arcEdit

When Gon and Killua learn how to use Nen and reach the 200th floor, Riehvelt, Gido and Sadaso all confront the boys and observe them commenting that they are capable of using Nen too, then the three of them subscribe the day of their next fights along with Gon and Killua.[2] After Gon finally recovers from his previous fight against Gido, Riehvelt, along with his friends Gido and Sadaso, tries to use Zushi as a hostage to blackmail Gon and Killua and win unfairly against them, but Killua saves Zushi promising that he will fight against them and granting one victory to each others; they accept and set Zushi free. Killua then departs with him but warns them to not break their promise. However they cheat tricking Gon and arranging a fight between him and Sadaso, but Killua discovers the fraud. Then Gido and Riehlvelt receive a call from Sadaso, discovering that Killua threatened to kill him for breaking the promise and that he will leave the Heaven's Arena. Riehlvelt proposes to Gido that they should keep cheating, but they are frightened by Killua who threatens to kill them if they try.[3]

Riehlvelt defeated

Riehlvelt defeated by Killua

After the match between Gon and Gido (which finished with the demise of the last one) he first fights against Killua fairly in the Heaven's Arena. Riehlvelt uses all his best attacks against Killua with his whips which are immediately grabbed by the boy, then Riehlvelt use the electroshock of his whips but it is all futile since Killua has been trained to stand the pain, then he sends Riehlvelt flying in the air. The fall would be fatal to him, but Killua caught him while holding Riehlvelt's electric whips. Riehlvelt ends up electrocuted and falls to the floor defeated. After fighting Killua, Riehlvelt fought Gon, but since Gon knew his attacks after seeing his previous battle with Killua, he successfully jumped on his wheelchair and took Riehlvelt's whips. Gon threatened him that he was switching it on, he was too frightened and fainted, ending up unconscious.[4]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Although he should be praised for surviving a confrontation with a Nen user while still being ignorant about it and for winning fights even as a cripple, Riehlvelt is not a strong warrior, as he challenges only people new to Nen.

Proficient Weapon Specialist: He is good at using bullwhips in the shape of two snakes in combat, swinging them at incredible speed.They are called "Twin Snakes".

  • Riehlvelt's whips
  • Twin Snakes' Song Of Defense
  • Thunder Snakes
  • Twin Snakes' Song Of Defense (双頭の蛇による二重唱): Riehlvelt rapidly swings the two whips in the area around him, making a defense for himself and attacking the enemy if he/she comes too close.[4]
  • Thunder Snakes (双頭の蛇の正体): Riehlvelt uses his "Twin Snakes" to electrocute anyone who grabs them with 1,000,000 volts of electricity.


Riehlvelt is an Emitter, so he is specialized on separating his aura from his body.

Riehlvelt's Nen Abilities
Type: Emission Aura Burst (爆発的推進力 (オーラバースト) )
Riehvelt aura burst 2 Riehlvelt uses his aura as a propellant for his wheelchair, making him able to move at incredible speed.


  • In Nippon Animation's adaptation, Riehlvelt rides a scooter instead of a wheelchair and is not disabled.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Arabic ريلفيلت
Chinese (Hong Kong) 尼柏道
Chinese (Simplified) 狸狈多
Italian Rilbert
French Riluberto
Spanish Riluberto


  1. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 6, Chapter 49
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 6, Chapter 48
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 7, Chapter 57
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 7, Chapter 59