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"You just have to tell the old lady what she wants to hear."

— Matthew in "The Ultimate Choice"

Matthew (マシュー, Mashu) was an aspiring applicant for the 287th Hunter Exam.[1]




Hunter Exam arcEdit

Matthew eavesdrops the instructions of the Captain to Gon and his friends in Dolle Harbor and stalks them. On the way, they are forced to stop in a desolated alley by the Quizzing Lady and a bunch of masked people. The old lady asks them a dilemmatic quiz, for them to answer in 5 seconds only. Matthew suddenly steps in and volunteers to answers first in order for him to set traps. He gives the old lady his answer and in return the lady lets him through; however, the path is false and according to Kurapika, Matthew is attacked and possibly killed by a monster.[1]


  • Matthew's name was never mentioned in the manga nor in the 2011 anime adaptation, being exclusively used in the 1999 anime version.

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

  • In the 1999 anime version at the end of the quiz, where Gon, Leorio, and Kurapika pass the test and the old lady reveals to them the true path, Matthew was seen along other failed examinees being attacked by an unknown creature during the end of the episode.[2]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Language Name
The Arab world Flag Arabic ماثيو
France Flag French Mash


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 3
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Episode 4 (1999)