"My mother's greatest failure was her choice to lay eggs to build an army—an inefficient method if there ever was one. Her only success... was giving birth to me!!"
Zazan is a humanoid Chimera Ant. Like the other members of her species, she has jointed hands and legs. She has long and unkempt fuchsia hair, golden eyes, purplish skin, and a large bust. On her forehead are several raised ovals, the same color as her hair, which resemble gemstones. Her long scorpion-like tail bears a red heart in the telson. She initially wears a two-piece yellow outfit, with a red star on the top and bottom, that bares her midriff, much like a bikini. After announcing herself as queen, her outfit changes to a corset and a more revealing brassiere (which now only covers the area where her nipples are), with a long skirt to hide her tail from her enemies.
Zazan is one of the more disobedient Squadron Leaders, as she allowed her subordinates to freely kill and eat humans. She is confident, egocentric, power-hungry, and vain. Despite having normally an arrogant and composed attitude, she easily gets furious if anything damages her beauty, revealing a considerable violent and vengeful side of her.
Chimera Ant arcEdit
Cheetu mentions Zazan, when informing Colt that 3 of her grunts were subdued by Gyro's men. When her doting subordinate Pike is under attack from Pokkle, Zazan paralyzes him with her stinger. Initially she scolds Pike for his poor fighting technique, but praises him for capturing a rare prey. This makes Pike blush and praises her while following her back to the nest with the immobilized Pokkle. With Netero, Morel Mackernasey, and Knov hunting the Chimera Ants surrounding the Nest, it's revealed that Zazan is one of the fourteen Squadron Leaders to be left alive. When Leol declares that all of the Chimera Ants should become their own respective King and Queens, Zazan and a large number of other Chimera Ants including Pike agree. Sometime after going independent; Zazan stands atop a cliff and scours the surrounding area.
Within Meteor City and with the help of Pike, Zazan creates her own personal hive and wreaks havoc among the residents, by transforming a copious number of them into mutant slaves. When half of the Phantom Troupe (Phinks, Bonolenov, Shizuku, Feitan, Shalnark, and Kalluto Zoldyck) return home and are informed of the situation by local residents, the Phantom Troupe decide to annihilate Zazan and her army within the day. As the Phantom Troupe approach Zazan's nest, she announces her ruler ship over the city's residents; all whom appose her shall die, while those whom don't shall be promised eternity in Paradise. At her throne accompanied by two servants, comments her Mother's greatest failure was her method of laying eggs to raise armies, but her Mother's greatest achievement was giving birth to her. A male resident is dragged in by two Grunts, beseeches Zazan to kill him; however Zazan stings and transforms him into a mutant beast. The beast kisses the end of Zazan's left foot, as of loyalty. Zazan gloats she is the Queen and with her Queen Shot Hatsu, she shall rule the world.
When the Phantom Troupe arrive in the nest and scatter Pike reports to Zazan the intruders dispersed and they're not ordinary people as they feel to him, they're used to walking on the wild side. Finding out the intruders are strong Zazan orders Pike to go as well. Initially Pike shows concern for Zazan's safety, but is assured by her and also praised. A flush Pike goes off after the intruders while Zazan prepares herself to battle against the intruders as well, while commenting how her Mother's greatest misfortune was she never got the thrill of battle. Dressed in a Chanel Skirt to conceal her metasoma from view, Zazan confronts Feitan who demands to know where the Queen is. Amused by Feitan, Zazan informs him that he has found her. Unamused, Feitan uses his Ren and inquires provokingly if she was joking. Vexed by Feitan's mockery says naughty children like him deserve to be spanked. Feitan pulls out and opens an umbrella and in a split second ambushes Zazan on her left side with a unconcealed sword, threading her skirt and exposing her metasoma. Zazan scolds Feitan's use of a concealed sword and how he likes to hide things. Feitan rebuts she's no different, for wearing something so spacious to conceal her metasoma.
As the fight continues Zazan manages to land a kick to Feitan's face, knocking him back. Zazan mocks Feitan claiming he is no match for her. Although Feitan agrees with her, mocks her back that his skills have dulled overtime and now has found someone perfect to practice on, vexing her. Overtime the other Troupe members reach them and Kalluto is astonished by how superior their fighting styles are compared to his own. Feitan sheaths his sword back into his umbrella and dashes at Zazan, creating several afterimages of himself. Zazan realizes he's trying to ambush her from behind with his sharp tip of the umbrella, but stops the attack coiling her tail around the umbrella. Zazan then contemplates how Feitan has gotten increasingly faster during the fight curses her subordinates for their incompetence and wonders they've all been killed. Seeing an opening Feitan presses a tiny button on the end of the handle that fires the spike tip, hitting Zazan in the face staggering her. Although the attack gave her a tiny scratch that slightly bled, Zazan loses her composure and in a fit of rage tears off her metasoma, causing her to transform into a monstrous mutant.
She proclaims she'll kill Feitan, however he ambushes her from above and uses Ko with his sword. However the attack doesn't faze her and she counterattacks hurling a small quantity of aura at him, shredding his clothing. When Feitan grounds himself, Zazan continues with a barrage of attacks until finally breaking his left arm. Livid Feitan starts to speak invertedly and activates his Hatsu Pain Packer, making the Phantom Troupe members flee to avoid getting caught in the attack. Confused by Feitan change of clothes realizes his sudden increase in power. Talking to himself, Feitan murmurs that he will return the pain given, changing it into heat. As he launches a nen orb into the air, Zazan observes carefully. Feitan's Rising Sun Hatsu then activates and immediately burns off all of the hair on top of Zazan's head and begins to incinerate her with its scorching heat. As she's incinerated and Feitan mocks her, she laments her death.
Abilities & PowersEdit
During her time as a Squadron Leader, Zazan had authority over her underlings, which she retained and amplified after proclaiming herself queen and enslaving a great number of humans. Zazan, like all Chimera Ants, is stronger than normal humans, and shows considerable fighting skills, being able to fight on the same level as Feitan and even overpower him for most of the fight, although she eventually lost. She is arguably the most powerful Chimera Ant outside the Royal Family in terms of raw power. Her great leading skills, combined with her might and stinger, allowed her to build a small kingdom. She is also fairly perceptive in a fight, realizing that Feitan was unguarded after using Ko and hurling a small quantity of aura at him, which dealt a lot of damage. After transforming, her physical abilities and aura increase greatly, to the point that she becomes impervious to physical attacks.
Enhanced Strength: Zazan has a high degree of physical strength, kicking Feitan a long distance from her.
Enhanced Speed and Reflexes: Zazan is fast enough to keep up with Feitan at the beginning of their duel. She is particularly quick at striking with her stinger, which she used to intercept Feitan's sword attacks and strike back. She could move so fast that Kalluto had a hard time following her, although at that point her speed had already been eclipsed by Feitan's. Zazan also has good reactions, receiving praise even from her opponent, whose movements she managed to follow for most of the fight.
Enhanced Durability: Even in her normal form Zazan has a very durable body, more than an average Chimera Ant. A bullet fired at point-blank range had the only effect of putting a scratch on her cheekbone.
Proficient Hand to Hand Combatant: Zazan is skilled in unarmed fighting. She deflected all of Feitan's sword slashes bare-handed and without ever getting hit. She also has a good foot play, as she managed to outmaneuver her quick opponent and move behind his back. More than on her limbs, however, she relies on her stinger to fight, using it both to stab and pierce when attacking, to block or grab when defending. Its length allows her to keep enemies away from her, and its position on her back and flexibility grant her a degree of protection from attacks coming from her blind spots. She also is capable of employing kicks into her fighting style. After transforming, it is shown in the 2011 anime that she resorts mainly on her arms, probably due to the bulk of her body.
Zazan mastered Nen soon after her birth, to the point she could clash with a member of the Phantom Troupe and have the upper hand for a fair part of the fight. She also developed two powerful Hatsu techniques in a very short amount of time. Earlier in the series, she managed to ambush and poison Pokkle, a skilled Hunter who is adept at stealth. It is unclear whether she was employing Zetsu at the time. After ripping off her stinger and turning into her hulking form, she threw a small quantity of aura at Feitan, showing decent skills in Emission. Apparently, she knows how to use Vows and Limitations to strengthen her Nen: in fact, the power she obtains in her monster form must come at a cost.
|Zazan's Nen Abilities|
|Type: Manipulation||Queen Shot (|
|Zazan's stinger contains a special toxin that she can use to transform her human victims into grotesque animal forms that are completely loyal to her. Once stung, the victim will not revert to his or her previous form even if Zazan dies. This ability entails Manipulation, since the mutated humans were under her control until her death.|
|Type: Unknown||Monster Queen Form|
|This technique is Zazan's last resort. Zazan removes her stinger and transforms herself in a grotesque crocodile-like monster. The volume of her aura increases dramatically, as well as her durability. In fact, a sneak attack with Ko from a top-class Nen user like Feitan did no damage to her. Her physical strength also receives a remarkable boost, as she managed to break his arm with a single blow.|
- (to the other Chimera Ants) "I am your Queen!! You will surrender!! Anyone who defies me will be put to death!! The chosen will be promised permanent residence in paradise!!"
- In the Hunter × Hunter Battle Collection and Hunter × Hunter Battle All Stars Zazan is a Manipulator.
- Zazan resembles Zarbon from Dragon Ball. They share an obsession with outward appearances, preferring a beautiful appearance over a stronger form. After shedding their respective shells, they both become significantly more muscular, but also more hideous, with reptile-like qualities. In exchange, their power increases drastically.
- Rather than in maiming herself by tearing off her own stinger, Zazan's sacrifice probably consists in her beauty (by transforming) and her ambition of becoming queen (without her metasoma she is unable to create subjects).
- In her last few appearances, Zazan went through a somewhat noticeable change in physical appearance, in both facial structure and body proportions. In her earlier appearances, her face had a more roundish, softer, and more delicate look. During her battle with the Phantom Troupe, however, her face somewhat became longer and sharper, with a more pointier chin. Her breasts also suddenly grew to an even larger size than before, to the point of nearly becoming disproportionate.
- Interestingly, unlike other Chimera Ant soldiers, she is the only one to refer to the late Chimera Ant Queen as her mother. Even Colt, despite his immense loyalty for their creator, never referred to the Queen as such.
==Translations Around the World]]
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Members||Chimera Ant Queen • Meruem • Neferpitou • Shaiapouf • Menthuthuyoupi • Kite|
|Squadron Leaders||Colt • Zazan • Leol • Cheetu • Peggy • Meleoron • Bloster • Welfin • Bihorn • Yunju • Alligator • Turtle • Chimera Ant Octopus • Panda|
|Officers||Boki • Centipede • Flutter • Hina • Frog • Ikalgo • Mosquito • Pike • Rammot • Ortho Siblings|
|Soldiers||Baro • Bat • Bombardier Beetle Chimera Ant • Coburn • Gorilla • Gun-toting Ant • Gyro • Hollow • Inzagi • Koala • Maenore • Palm Siberia • Pell • Pig • Rhino • Shidore • Snake (Chimera Ant) • Stag Beetle • Taragette|