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Carabid Beetle (ゴミムシ, Gomimushi) is a Chimera Ant and former Captain of Leol's Squad who carries the genes of the bombardier beetle and a dung beetle. He ambushes Killua along with other Ants under Flutter's command.[1]

AppearanceEdit

He is a beetle-like Chimera Ant with a rather anthropomorphic look. He is bald, with two antlers on his head and two much longer ones protruding from his scapulae. His body is a light shade of beige in color, except for his head and fingers, which are white. He also has a black shell on each shoulder. He wears maroon pants with a belt.[1]

PlotEdit

Chimera Ant arcEdit

Carabid Beetle tries to roll a giant dung-ball at Killua, but realizes that he is far too powerful for him to face and tries to flee. Killua pursues him, only for the Ant to use its special ability on him.[1]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Bombardier Beetle Chimera Ant Ability

As a Chimera Ant he is stronger than normal humans. Having the genes of a bombardier beetle, he can release a toxic gas that is made of a combination of hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide. The two chemicals are then sent into a reaction chamber within the Chimera Ant's body which secrets catalysts and peroxide causing a reaction that releases oxygen making generating enough heat to a boiling point. The heat then vaporizes a fifth chemical and is finally released causing a great explosion, incinerating its surroundings in a 100 degree celsius temperature. He did it on a much larger scale, incinerating a large number of trees. He can also stand and run atop a huge ball of earth which, due to its weight and speed, has enough kinetic energy to bring down trees standing in its path.[1]

BattlesEdit

Battles
  • Chimera Ant arc:
    • Carabid Beetle and other members of Flutter's Squad vs. Killua Zoldyck[1]


TriviaEdit

  • The character's true name was never given in the manga and the 2011 anime adaptation just names him in the credits.
    • He is referred to as ゴミムシ[2] (Gomimushi, literally "Garbage Insect"; a diminutive for ミイデラゴミムシ, Mīderagomimushi, translated as "Pheropsophus jessoensis"—colloquially known as the "Asian bombardier beetle").
      • In the credits for the English dub: "Carabid Beetle";[2] referring to the family of insects also known as Carabidae or Ground beetles—a large group that includes the bombardier beetles.

MiscellaneousEdit

  • The image illustrating the explanation of a bombardier beetle's defense mechanism in Chapter 236 is based on a photo taken by Satoshi Kuribayashi, a Japanese photographer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 23, Chapter 236
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hunter × Hunter - Episode 100 (2011)

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