Alligator (ワニ, Wani) is a Chimera Ant and former Squadron Leader, now a self-proclaimed "Glutton King".


Alligator is a fairly large, bipedal, albino alligator-type Chimera Ant with a purple mohawk. He wears a wrestling singlet with the kanji for "alligator" (鰐) written on it.[note 1]


Alligator is quite competitive, yet contradictory to that, lazy and laid-back. He is also very gluttonous, self-proclaiming himself the "Glutton King" after his progenitress' demise.


Alligator is one of the first human-esque Chimera Ants to be born.


Chimera Ant arc

Alligator and Colt compare each other's haul of humans. Alligator boasts that his troops hauled double Colt troops managed to culminate. However, Colt retorts that his own fodder is of more superior quality than Alligator's. The two and all of the other Squadron Leaders are beckoned by the Chimera Ant Queen for an important announcement.[1] With Netero, Morel, and Knov hunting the Chimera Ants surrounding the nest, it's revealed that Alligator is one of the fourteen Squadron Leaders to be left alive.[2]

Squadron Leaders debating what to do

Squadron Leaders ponder what to do next

At the time of the King's birth, Alligator is among the Ants left aghast by their King. His presence was so unnerving to them all, especially when they witness as him killing Peggy and Turtle. Then they observe, an emotionally distraught Colt, cleans the King's tail.[3] With the King gone with the Royal Guards, Alligator and others, ponder on what to do next. Hagya steps in with Zazan and proposes that they should all go their own individual ways. Hearing this, Alligator along with most of the other Chimera Ants agree to Hagya's proposal.[4]

Sometime after leaving the Chimera Ant Nest, Alligator reaches the shores of NGL. There he figures at the speed Cheetu's going, he must have made it past the NGL border already. However, he plans to take his time. His goal is to indulge on all kinds of food and women, as he's the "Glutton King".[5]

Alligator is one of the Squadron Leaders that appears in a brief explanation about how some Chimera Ant's past memories were retained after they were reborn.[6]

Abilities & Powers

Being a Squadron Leader, Alligator is physically stronger than any average human or, presumably, Chimera Ant soldier. According to his hierarchical position, he has authority over 4-5 Officers and several dozen Peon soldiers.[7] His body is considerably durable, since a punch from a Nen-using Rammot[8] did not leave him with any permanent or visible injury.


After being violently "initiated",[8] Alligator learned Nen[7] presumably.


  • The character's name was never given in the manga and the 2011 anime adaptation just name him in the credits.
    • He is referred to as ワニ型[9] (Wani-gata, literally "Alligator/Crocodile type").
      • In the credits for the English dub: "Alligator".[9]

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag Arabic تمساح إستوائي
France Flag French Kimera Ant Crocodile


  1. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 188
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 206
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 213
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 214
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 216
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 28, Chapter 293
  7. 7.0 7.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 20, Chapter 204
  8. 8.0 8.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 198
  9. 9.0 9.1 Hunter × Hunter - Episode 78 (2011)


  1. The Viz version presents the word "GATOR" edited over the kanji in Alligator's clothing.


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Members Chimera Ant QueenMeruem (King)
Royal Guard
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Squadron Leaders AlligatorBaitalBihornBlosterCheetuChionaColtGaftzGoranLeolMeleoronOctopusPeggyPokoroReikeiSmall BearTurtleWelfinYunjuZazanZem
Officers BaroBatBokiCarabid BeetleCentipedeFlutterFrogGorillaGun-toting AntHinaHollowIkalgoKoalaMosquitoOrtho SiblingsPikeRammotRhinoSmall BeetleSnake
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Colt's Squad
Leader Colt
Officers Rammot
Leol's Squad
Leader Leol
Assistant Flutter
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Drudges & Peons RemoraShidore
Meleoron's Squad
Leader Meleoron
Officers BatHollowKoalaSnake
Welfin's Squad
Leader Welfin
Soldiers (Peons) InzagiMaenoleTaragetter
Yunju's Squad
Leader Yunju
Officers CentipedeMosquito
Zazan's Squad
Leader Zazan
Officers BokiGorillaGun-toting AntPikeSmall Beetle
Drudges & Peons Pell
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