Goreinu has spiky black hair, black eyes, thick eyebrows, a flat nose, hairy forearms and a muscular build.
At first, he is wary of joining forces with children, and only grows more apprehensive with the introduction of a naked Hisoka to the mix, but he sticks it out. He later calls Killua a friend and saying that he would give them the "Angel's Breath" card for free if it was used to heal Killua rather than Genthru, the Bomber. When Killua objects that his own crimes are debatably worse than Genthru's, Goreinu admits that his actions are based on feelings rather than logic.
Greed Island arcEdit
Goreinu is one of the Hunters who passed Tsezguerra's Ren on September 10th, during which he is impressed with the impact made by Gon. He is hired by Battera to complete Greed Island. He is the second to enter the game, moments after Gon, from the Starting Point. He immediately notices eyes on himself and walks away. He manages to gather 50 different specified slot cards, and is contacted by Kazsule when the Bombers are close to completing the game. After Gon shares Genthru's Nen ability with the alliance, everyone gives him information about cards his group has not collected yet, with Goreinu being the last to do so. They decide to establish a monopoly of the elusive "Plot of Beach", and head to Soufrabi.
Upon arriving at their destination the alliance splits up and the members try to gather information from the local NPCs about "Plot of Beach". Goreinu informs Gon's group that one has been found, although he gives them no useful hints. They keep searching until Kazsule finds a woman NPC who divulges information about Razor and his 14 Devils. When Amana suggests that the event trigger is a group of 15 flying to the gate of the city with "Accompany", Goreinu comments that it is quite cruel, but does not elaborate on it. The female NPC directs them to a bar, where they find three pirates. Bopobo offers to take the alliance to Razor if they defeat him in a match of sumo. After Zeho and Gon lose to him, Killua manages to beat him. The pirates then lead the alliance to a lighthouse converted into a fortress, where Razor challenges them to 15 sports contests. Goreinu enquires what will happen if they lose, to which Razor responds they will simply have to vacate the premises. The alliance accepts, but they are defeated and the united front is disbanded. Goreinu, however, does not leave, having realized that Gon, Killua, and Biscuit lost their challenges on purpose so they could try again with stronger players. He states they must attain the card as early as possible, confirming Killua's follow-up that the reason is the conversion limit of "Plot of Beach", which consents the existence of no more than three copies. Goreinu adds that they will need a single party of at least four more people to win, and preferably one of eleven.
After relocating to another city and dining, the five take stock of their transport spells. Goreinu denies knowing anyone suitable. Gon checks his binder and notices a gray dot next to Binolt's name, which leads him to assume he has left the game, but Goreinu adjoins that he may be dead, and has them confirm his words by looking at Jeet's name. He examines the list of players Gon has met, recognizing some Hunters. He says Gashta and Zetsk Bellam are potential candidates, but that they would never cooperate with anyone, and that Sakisuke is skilled in combat, though not as much as himself, and is also likely to demand more than his fair share. They do not seem to find anyone meeting their criteria, until Biscuit suggests enlisting Tsezguerra, but Goreinu objects that his team has as many cards as Genthru's. Gon and Killua are divided over whether making contact with "Chrollo", and Goreinu recommends casting "Clairvoyance" on him. When the list of his cards reveals he is not playing the game at all, Goreinu remarks that it is good for them since they would not have to give him a card. He is worried when the two boys start to bicker, thinking that only the impact Gon made during the tryouts and their number of cards prevents him from bailing. The four fly to "Chrollo", and they land in front of a naked man bathing in a lake, who turns out to be Hisoka. His excitement at Gon's and Killua's progress creeps Goreinu out. They listen to his motive for being on the island, and, when Biscuit asks him to help them, Goreinu shares his misgivings. He reads Biscuit's aura message stating that Hisoka is lying, which causes him to cease his objections, but also his concern to increase.
On the way to Aiai, Hisoka denies knowing anyone uninterested in cards. Goreinu explains to him that they flew to him with a spell card. In the city, he bumps into an NPC and apologizes, but Hisoka tells him that to start a romance with her he must argue with her. He is taken aback by the ease with which Gon and Biscuit fall for the city's clichés. Hisoka tells him that going out with the princess yields a rare card. When it turns out that the magician has Tsezguerra among his contacts, Goreinu accepts to make contact with him, provided he agrees to pay them should he clear the game first. After contacting him, the five reach him with "Accompany". Goreinu handles the negotiations, demanding 10% of the 50 billion reward should Tsezguerra win, adjoining that once he tells him about "Plot of Beach", he will realize it will be very difficult for him to get it on his own. Goreinu claims their group cannot get the card the way they are now, which is the reason behind their demands. Tsezguerra accepts and Goreinu shares all he information they have gleaned. On top of Barry, Kess, and Rodriot, Goreinu plans to complete the team with players unable to leave the game. He states that with the exception of Razor, all the pirates seemed weaker than them, and that should they lose, they could just replace a filler player. He apologizes to Tsezguerra when Gon and Killua begin ignoring him to have a jumping contest. He lists the eight sports they have verified, volunteering for wrestling. They practice for the rest of the week before heading to the lighthouse with six filler players. Tsezguerra's three teammates score the first three wins, after which Bopobo tries to stage a mutiny, but is killed by Razor.
With Bopobo dealt with, Razor declares his challenge to be dodgeball and that it will require eight players per team. At Barry and Goreinu's questioning, Razor responds each winning player gets a win. He emits eight Nen beasts, seven to play in his team and one as the referee. After Gon confronts Razor about Bopobo's death, Goreinu is shocked by the revelation that Greed Island takes place in the real world. Gon thus enquires about Ging, causing the Game Master to release a malicious aura that scares away the filler players. Rodriot tries to stop them, but Goreinu claims he will be three people and summons White Goreinu and Black Goreinu. He confirms with Razor that the procedure is legal. The referee then proceeds to explain the game, with Goreinu posing two questions about the "cushion" rule. He then sends White Goreinu to act as the retriever. When the game begins, Razor lets his opponent take the ball, which Killua passes to Goreinu. The Hunter warns Razor against acting cocky.
Wasting no time he takes out Devils No. 4 and No. 5. When Razor states the preparations to crush them are complete, Goreinu throws the ball at him, who catches it with only one hand. Shocked, Goreinu wonders if he is going to pass, but Razor throws the ball back at him. Goreinu quickly realizes that he cannot dodge or catch it, so he switches places with White Goreinu, whose head bursts on impact, a reflection of the psychological damage suffered by Goreinu, whom Tsezguerra estimates will no longer be able to summon White Goreinu. Goreinu is forced to remain outside of the court, feeling frustrated. When Gon is injured by Razor's throw, Goreinu and Killua pass the ball back and forth to allow him to get first aid. At one point, Goreinu stops and, wanting to redeem himself, throws the ball at Black Goreinu, which he has switch places with Razor, hitting him in the face.
However, No. 13 launches No. 2, which manages to catch the ball before it touches the ground and to pass it back to No. 13. Goreinu, shocked by the retrieval, is knocked unconscious by No. 13 hitting him in the head with the ball. Black Goreinu vanishes, the two of them out of commission for the rest of the game. By the time he awakens, his teammates have defeated Razor. They follow the female NPC to the top of the lighthouse. She gazes outside of the window, causing Goreinu to wonder how they can get to Poseidon's Cave from there. She presses a hidden switch that reveals the location of the grotto, but claims there is no treasure there. When the dawn comes, she converts into "Plot of Beach". Goreinu and Tsezguerra agree to leave the original with Gon, contenting themselves with copies. Goreinu decides to join forces with Tsezguerra's team to stop the Bombers, but as they invite Gon's group to cooperate too, the Jackpot Hunter is contacted by Genthru, who demands to be given "Plot of Beach". Tsezguerra rightfully deduces the Bomber believes he has the original. When the communication ends, Tsezguerra asks again about their united front, but, given the added risks, Tsezguerra proposes a trade instead: stalling the Bombers for three weeks in return for "Wild Luck Alexandrite". In Masadora, Goreinu and Tsezguerra's team rejoice that, after after obtaining that card, Gon's team will likely succeed in injuring one of the Bombers, forcing them to use up one of their "Angel's Breath", which will cause their own voucher to turn into one.
Goreinu buys an array of transport spells while Tsezguerra's team declare war on Genthru. In the next three days, he raises money to purchase more, which he again hands over to his allies. After nine days, the Bombers understand someone is supplying Tsezguerra with cards and begin staking out the shop in Masadora. Goreinu is saved from running into it by Kess. He observes their actions from afar, understanding their plan and reporting back to Tsezguerra, who is thus forced to resort to trading cards with other players. One week later, Genthru's team begins the real chase, forcing Tsezguerra's to retreat outside of the game. Before doing so, they give Goreinu all their specified slot cards after creating fakes for themselves, and together they plan to return only if Goreinu sends a messenger to their hideout. The Bombers lie in wait in front of the Shiso Tree for ten days, while Goreinu keeps tabs on them from afar with a telescope. He contacts Killua and tells him Tsezguerra is not coming back, informing him of his plan. Impressed with Tsezguerra's gamble, he decides to stay out of the fight to keep his cards safe. He tells Gon's team he will pick up "Wild Luck Alexandrite" after they win. He warns them that the Bombers are heading to Masadora to buy more transport spells, after which they will target them.
Gon's team manage to defeat the Bombers and use their "Angel's Breath" to heal Gon and Bara. Having checked their cards repeatedly, Goreinu discovers they won and heads over to them, but refuses to hand over the two copies of "Angel's Breath" in his possession if they are going to be used on the Bombers. Killua asks him if he'd use it on him, even though he has killed more people than them. He cannot bring himself to agree with their decision, but, after Gon uses up his only "Angel's Breath" on Genthru, he consents to give it to them together with all the cards he and Tsezguerra's team collected, as they agreed to do after finding out that Battera rescinded the reward. He states he managed to get only four billion , which he intends to split with Gon, Killua, and Biscuit. When Gon puts the last card in his binder, Eta announces all players will take part in a quiz whose prize is "Ruler's Blessing". Four groups of players teleport to them They claim they mean no harm, and that they will sell the card to Gon should they win it. However, it is Gon who scores the most points, and is awarded "Ruler's Invitation". The Bellam brothers arrive to steal the card, but Gon, Killua, Biscuit and Goreinu effortlessly defeat them. Goreinu journeys with Gon's team to Limeiro, attending first a parade and then a party in their honor.
13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit
On August 8th, Goreinu heads to the Hunter Association's headquarters in Swardani City to vote in the first round of the election, during which he mourns Netero. He then checks up on Gon in the hospital, where he is in intensive care. Goreinu is one of Gon's friends who patrol the outside of the building where Gon is in intensive care when Killua arrives with his little sister Alluka. He is soon shocked by the tremendous power released by Nanika as it heals Gon. Gon's friends then accompany him to the Hunter Association's headquarters so he can see Leorio.
Abilities & PowersEdit
Goreinu is capable enough to have passed the notoriously difficult Hunter Exam, and has access to all the privileges granted by his status as a Hunter. He proved to be a skilled Greed Island player, keeping tabs on multiple opponents and obtaining more than 50 cards while playing on his own. He repeatedly demonstrated to be capable negotiator. He seems to be able to mask his gaze, since he spied on the Bombers for over 20 days without being sensed.
Goreinu believes himself to be more powerful than some other Greed Island players hired along with him, and is confident enough in his grappling skills to choose wrestling as his game before facing Razor's underlings, whom he estimated to be weaker than himself and the alliance he created with Team Gon and Team Tsezguerra. Razor believed him to be worthy of taking part in his dodgeball match. His throws were powerful enough to knock Razor's Devils off their feet, as well as to bruise an unsuspecting Razor, vouching for an impressive degree of brawn. Although a brush with death left him incapacitated for a few minutes, he was eventually able to get back into the game, contrary to Tsezguerra's predictions, showing a strong will. On that occasion, he also proved himself a fast thinker, going through his available options to survive Razor's throw and selecting the best one in a split second. This also implies his reflexes are fast enough to follow the ball. Despite being knocked out, he completed the deadly challenge without significant injuries.
Preternatural Perception: Goreinu was able to sense eyes on himself as soon as he entered Greed Island, even though there were no visible enemies. He also managed to assess the power levels of Razor and his pirates and to compare them with those of his allies.
Keen Intellect: Goreinu was the first to realize the potential for conflict in the quest to obtain "Plot of Beach". He also gave Gon and Killua advice on how to go about gathering information on "Chrollo".
Goreinu is a Manipulator. He can direct the Nen beasts he emits with apparent ease, and employ their special powers to gain tactical advantage with the right timing, though the Nen beasts act by Goreinu's direct command rather than automatically. Goreinu can also pour his aura into an object with Shu and launch it at his opponent, although Razor was able to stop his throw with only one hand. His usage of Shu on the ball and Nen ability show he is proficient at Emission as well. He seems to be adept at Zetsu, since he managed to spy on the Bombers for weeks without being discovered.
|Goreinu's Nen Type: Manipulation|
|Type: Emission and Manipulation||White Goreinu (白の賢者 Alabaster Sage)|
|With this ability, Goreinu emits a white gorilla-like creature made out of aura which he controls telepathically. Goreinu can switch places with it at any given time, which makes it an extremely useful ability for evading enemy attacks. If he loses his focus, however, the Nen beast disappears, and shock can prevent him from summoning it again.|
|Type: Emission and Manipulation||Black Goreinu (黒の賢者 Obsidian Sage)|
|With this ability, Goreinu emits a black gorilla-like creature made out of aura which he controls telepathically. It has the unique property of being capable of switching places with a target of Goreinu's choosing, allowing him to launch a surprise attack independently from the enemy's position and level of guard. This ability earned him Razor's praise. Like Goreinu's other Nen beast, the black gorilla is not on autopilot, meaning it will disappear if he loses consciousness.|
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
The Last MissionEdit
Note: Events occurring in the Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission movie do not constitute canon material.