"Poor Mother. Poor Marayam. Those who aren't fit to be king are so overcome by fear..."

— Momoze Hui Guo Rou in "Withdraw"

Momoze Hui Guo Rou (モモゼ=ホイコーロ, Momoze Hoikōro) was the Twelfth Prince of the Kakin Empire and the daughter of her father's seventh wife, Sevanti. She had one biological younger brother, Marayam.[1]


Momoze was a young girl with delicate features and long, lustrous hair worn in an elaborate ponytail.[1] During the festival before Black Whale departure, Momoze wore a refined long-sleeved A-line dress with a black shirt, and for the royal banquet, she was seen wearing a tiara and gown with juliet sleeves, and a refined necklace similar to what her eldest sister wore in the same event.[2][3]


Momoze projected the image of a calm and gentle girl. She did not appear to resent her mother's harsh words towards her or to fear for her own safety. She pitied her mother and brother Marayam for lacking the ability to become Kings.[4]


Succession Contest arc

Momoze during the departure

After applying for the position, Momoze hires Hanzo to become her bodyguard for the trip to the Dark Continent.[5] Sometime later, she participates to the ceremony on the eve of the voyage and waves to the crowd.[2] During the party held on the 1st deck of the ship, Momoze is seen waving to the party patrons.[3]

Unbeknownst to her, her Guardian Spirit Beast attacks Prince Woble's bodyguards.[6] Once the ceremony was over, her mother, Queen Sevanti, removes bodyguards from her escort and assigns them to her younger brother, Marayam. Despite Queen Sevanti's request, Nipaper and Bladge express their desire to stay, while Momoze does not mind and even suggests the remaining two relax in a nearby room, but they decline. While knitting, Momoze thinks to herself that she pities her mother and brother for being incapable of becoming kings. She also wonders why she feels so tired despite not doing anything as her Spirit Beast sitting behind her.[4]

Momoze suffocated to death

As Momoze rests in her room, one of her bodyguards plans to assassinate her.[7] She was killed shortly afterward, due to asphyxiation while sleeping. Hanzo suspects a clone created by a Nen user, leading to all her remaining bodyguards (including Prince Benjamin's private soldier) being processed. By her unusual sleep schedule, Kurapika deduces her Guardian Spirit Beast is behind one of the attacks on Woble's bodyguards, and the reason it does not defend her is that Momoze was exhausted.[8] King Nasubi has her body composed and placed in a grave inside a mysterious room where 13 more empty graves are arranged in a circle.[9]

In respect for the passing of Prince Momoze, Prince Halkenburg and his associates hold a silent prayer for her.[10]

Momoze's Employees

     Active/Alive     Deceased     Former/Arrested     Status Unknown

 Royalty  Personal Guards  Hunters  Provisional Hunters  Spies  Allies  Servants 

Royal Family
12th Prince 7th Queen
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Momoze Hui Guo Rou
Prince Momoze's Employees
→13P →13P →13P →13P →13P
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1Q→1P 2Q→ 3Q→ 4Q→ 5Q→
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6Q→ 7Q Captain→13P →13P →13P →13P
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Legend of Symbols
Symbol Meaning Example Meaning
P prince 1P The 1st Prince.
Q queen 5Q The 5th Queen.
... sent by 1Q→ X is sent by the 1st Queen.
... sent to →14P X is sent to the 14th Prince.
...... reassigned to 2Q→14P X is reassigned by the 2nd Queen to the 14th Prince.
...... was assigned to one or more princes →8P→11P X was assigned to the 8th and 11th Princes.
in charge of a prince's curse 4P♰ The guard is in charge of the 4th Prince's curse.
formerly in charge of a prince's curse 12P♰ The guard is formerly in charge of the 12th Prince's curse.
* Information found in Togashi's notes from "Jump Ryu! Vol. 21" interview 1Q*→ The guard's affiliation is revealed in the notes.
Servant* The employee's position is revealed in the notes.
[name]* The employee's name is revealed in the notes.
? Placeholder
(might hold another position)
Captain? The employee might not be the captain or a personal guard.
? The employee might not be a personal guard.
2Q? The employee might have been sent by another queen.
(might have initially belonged to either Prince Momoze or Prince Marayam)
This particular issue arose when their mother Queen Sevanti sent all of Momoze's Hunters and servants to Marayam. Since we only got to see 4/5 of Momoze's Hunters and 2/3 of her servants by that time, we can't say for certain which prince the marked characters initially belonged to.

Abilities & Powers

Momoze's Guardian Spirit Beast

Despite being a member of Kakin's royal family, according to Prince Tubeppa, Momoze had no real political influence or power.[11] She had an interest in knitting.[4]

Guardian Spirit Beast

Like the rest of her siblings, Momoze received an egg from which a Guardian Spirit Beast, a variety of Nen beast, hatched to protect her.[1] As a parasitic-type ability, she has no control over it. The Guardian Spirit Beast is made out of aura, thus only Nen users can see and hear it.[6] Momoze herself is unaware of its existence.[4] The Guardian Spirit Beast is subjected to two rule-like instincts: it is unable to fight other Guardian Spirit Beasts as well as to directly attack the host of one.[11]

Momoze's Guardian Spirit Beast
Type: Manipulation (Pseudo-coercive)

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Momoze's Guardian Spirit Beast takes the appearance of an enormous mouse-like creature with jagged teeth and two circles resembling eyes on its forehead. It can phase through walls and is sentient enough to react to non-verbal responses to its questions, for example by nodding. The Nen beast will ask any target if they are "free".[6] Should they reply "no", a miniature replica of the Nen beast will appear on their shoulder and keep pestering them until they reply affirmatively.[4] The replica can be seen and heard only by the target.[6] If the target states they are "free", the Nen beast takes control of their mind with pseudo-coercive Manipulation by implanting a small, spider-like teddy bear in their ear and force them to kill those around them, seemingly with a preference for bodyguards. A manipulated target will respond to all questions saying that, since they were free, "it" asked them a favor. The spider-like Nen beast feeds off not Momoze's aura, but the target's. Should it be unable to do so, it leaves the host's body, freeing them from the control, and is capable of fleeing at high speed.[4]

Due to the conditions that trigger it, this Guardian Spirit Beast can manipulate only Nen users.[4] However, taking control of a single person puts enough strain on Momoze's stamina that she will be forced to sleep right afterwards, and the Guardian Spirit Beast will become inactive due to not having enough aura to feed off of.[8]


  • Momoze is the first of King Nasubi's children to die in the Succession War.[8]

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic موموز هوي غو رو
France Flag.png French Momoze Hoicoro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 모모제 호이코오로 (Momoje Hoikolo)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 349
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 358
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 359
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 361
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 350
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 360
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 366
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 368
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 36, Chapter 371
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 36, Chapter 375
  11. 11.0 11.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 362


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Kakin Royal Family
King Nasubi Hui Guo Rou
Queens UnmaDuazulTang Zhao LiKatronoSwinko-swinkoSeikoSevantiOito
Princes BenjaminCamillaZhang LeiTserriednichTubeppaTysonLuzurusSalé-saléHalkenburgKachoFugetsuMomozeMarayamWoble
Ancestors Kakin's First King