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Kess (ケスー, Kesū) is a professional Hunter hired by Battera to play the game Greed Island.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Kess is a tall man with short, curly brown hair, thick sideburns, and a prominent nose.

PersonalityEdit

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BackgroundEdit

At some point in his life, Kess took and passed a Hunter Exam and learned Nen.[3] He, Barry, and Rodriot have been members of team Tsezguerra for 20 years,[4] and were hired by Battera to play Greed Island.[2]

PlotEdit

Greed Island arcEdit

Tsezguerra's Team

Kess with his team as Tsezguerra makes a deal with the Bombers

While on Greed Island, the team collects as many as 95 different specified slot cards before contacting the Bombers to trade.[2] During the trade, Genthru diverts the team's attention while Sub and Bara steal two cards from each of them, breaking their monopolies, among which was Kess' "Sacrifice Armor", and acquiring rare cards. The Bombers then escape to Masadora. Kess urges Tsezguerra to give chase, but the Single-Star Hunter desists, realizing Genthru is in fact the Bomber. They resolve to find "Plot of Beach" before him and establish a monopoly. Thus they head to Soufrabi.[5] They are, however, unable to discover how to get it. Not long after, Tsezguerra is contacted by Goreinu, who meets up with him and Rodriot to negotiate an alliance to get "Plot of Beach" while Kess and Barry hide in the bushes. After listening to Goreinu's explanation of Razor's challenges, Kess volunteers for free throws. Kess and Rodriot go looking for filler players while the others train for the rest of the week, after which the confront Razor and his pirates. Kess is the third to play, and defeats his opponent.[6]

Tsezguerra's group with Battera

Kess and group talk to a distraught Battera

Because of their victories, Kess, Rodriot, and Barry are unable to participate in the dodgeball match, so they watch from the sidelines, administering first aid to Tsezguerra and Gon.[7][8][9][10][11][12][13] After their victory, Gon takes the original "Plot of Beach" while Tsezguerra's team settles for a copy. The Bombers immediately find out and threaten Tsezguerra, assuming he has the original.[14] He strikes a deal with Gon's group to hold off the Bomber for three weeks in return for "Wild Luck Alexandrite". They restock on transportation spells before meeting up with the Bombers.[15] Tsezguerra's team refuses the hand over the card and take cards from the Bombers before escaping. Goreinu gives them the transportation spells he has amassed.[16] Over the next 9 days, Kess uses his Nen ability to keep track of the Bombers and launch ambushes on them. He raises the alarm when,[17] one week later, the Bombers fly to them. When they run out of transportation spells, they leave the game, only to find Battera's mansion empty except for Sabazushi and the billionaire himself, who has cancelled the reward and locked himself in his room without explanation. When the Bombers arrive,[18] Tsezguerra's team escape with Battera, quitting the game for good. They learn that Battera offered a reward for clearing the game so he would be able to cure his comatose lover, who however died one month earlier.[4]

13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit

After the death of Chairman Netero, Kess and his teammates take part in the First Election for the 13th Hunter Chairman.[3]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Kess is capable enough to have passed the notoriously difficult Hunter Exam.[3] As one of the Hunters hired by Battera and part of Tsezguerra's team, he is bound to be at least a decent Nen user, as confirmed later when Gon's team and Goreinu enlisted the help of other players to acquire "Plot of Beach". He is also a skilled basketball player, having defeated one of Razor's convicts.[6]

NenEdit

Kess has shown to be able to materialize an object as complex as a radar,[17] meaning he is proficient in Conjuration. This ability complements Tsezguerra's guerrilla tactics very well.[16]

Kess' Nen Abilities
Type: Conjuration Silent Worker (蝿の仕事(サイレントワーカー) Job of a Fly)
  • Silent Worker
  • Showing the target's location

Kess conjures a device akin to a radar which allows him to track the approximate locations of a specific target or group over a vast area.[17] The Bombers considered this ability impossible to evade.[16]


CompetitionsEdit

Competitions
  • Greed Island arc:
    • Kess vs. Razor Pirate (Basketball)[6]


TriviaEdit

  • His pseudonym in Greed Island is Dopple (ドッブル, Dobburu).

Translations around the WorldEdit

Language Name
The Arab world Flag Arabic كَيْس
China Flag Chinese 多布魯
France Flag French Kesû
Russia Flag Russian Кесс

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hunter × Hunter: Battle Collection
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 16, Chapter 152
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 320
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 174
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 153
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 16, Chapter 160
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 16, Chapter 162
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 16, Chapter 163
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 164
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 165
  11. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 166
  12. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 167
  13. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 168
  14. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 169
  15. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 170
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 171
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 172
  18. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 173

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