Ten Dons 2011
10 Dons




Manga Debut

Chapter 74 (Mentioned)
Chapter 100 (Actual appearance)

Anime Debut

Episode 62 (1999)
Episode 53 (2011)

Group Statistics



Mafia Community leaders

Base of Operations

Yorknew City (Temporary)[1]


Shadow Beasts

The 10 Dons ((じゅう)(ろう)(とう)()()()()()()()Jūrōtō), also called the Ten Mafia Dons or simply Dons, were the 10 leaders of the Mafia, each of whom controlled a territory in one of the six continents.[1] It is unknown what happened to the group after Illumi killed all of them, but their influence has since waned.[2]


The 10 Dons gather once a year at the start of September for the Underground Auction. During that time, they discuss their plans and issue orders, which are executed by their special bodyguards, the Shadow Beasts, each of whom is the most powerful Nen user in the service of one of the Dons.[1] They are known to hold Neon Nostrade's fortunetelling abilities in high regard.[3] Their combined wealth sufficed to allow them to hire two Zoldyck assassins. They also knew about the existence of Nen.[4]


Yorknew City arcEdit

Illumi and ten donss

Illumi kills the Ten Dons

Through Neon's predictions, the Dons begin to suspect there might be problems with the Underground Auction, so they send Owl to relocate all the loot. After a large number of Mafia members and auction clients in Yorknew City are massacred by the Phantom Troupe,[1] the Ten Dons send the Shadow Beasts to deal with them.[5] The Shadow Beasts are killed in the ensuing fight,[4] prompting the Dons to put a bounty on the Spiders' heads[6] and hire a team of assassins, including Kurapika, Zeno and Silva Zoldyck.[4] The leader of the Troupe, Chrollo Lucilfer, kills all but the latter three.[3][7][8] Before the two Zoldycks can take him out, the 10 Dons are assassinated by Illumi, invalidating their contract. Illumi then controls their corpses to start the Underground Auction[9] and cancel the bounty on the Phantom Troupe.[10]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 74
  2. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 377
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 96
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 89
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 75
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 80
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 97
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 98
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 100
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 105