Turtle (カメ, Kame) was a Chimera Ant Squadron Leader.


Turtle had the appearance of a turtle with white hair.


Turtle was a sycophant that would do everything to please the individual with most power.


Turtle was one of the first human-esque Chimera Ants to be born.


Chimera Ant arcEdit

Turtle is first seen overseeing a raid at an NGL village when NGL soldiers under Gyro's command ambush them. In the ensuing aftermath, all of Turtle's squad is killed and he quickly flees, with his shell protecting him from their bullets. Turtle later asks Peggy about the weapons the humans used against them.[1]

Turtle along with all of the rest of Squadron Leaders appear before the Chimera Ant Queen after she summoned them all. When the Queen declares she's going to devote her entire time, to breeding the King and requests that fifty human prey be brought to her a day, Turtle politely interrupts and suggests that they bolster their security and requests if all of the Chimera Ants possess individual names, which the Queen allows them to do.[2]

It's later revealed that Turtle is one of the fourteen Squadron Leaders to be left alive.[3] By the time the King is born he along with the other remaining Squadron Leaders rush into the Queen's room in a panic. After the King kills Peggy with a single swipe of his tail, he demands Colt to clean it off. Turtle intervenes, laughing softly and offers to clean the King's tail with a handkerchief. Meruem however kills Turtle with a single swipe of his tail, because he asked Colt to do it, not him.[4]

Turtle's shell was all that remained after the King devoured his corpse and left to find a more suitable place to call his Kingdom.[5]


  • The character's name was never given in the manga and the 2011 anime adaptation made by Madhouse just name him in the credits.
    • He is referred to as カメ型[1] (Kame-gata,[6] literally "Turtle type").
      • In the credits for the English dub: "Turtle".[1]

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

  • In the 2011 anime version, Turtle's squadron is the first to meet human resistance when they are attacked by Gyro's army. (It is Zazan/Cheetu's army who are first attacked in the manga).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Episode 78 (2011)
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 188
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 206
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 213
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 214
  6. Nippon TV - HUNTER×HUNTER - Chimera Ant: characters page


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