Momoze was a young girl with delicate features and long, lustrous hair worn in an elaborate ponytail. 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.
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.
Succession Contest arcEdit
Momoze makes her first appearance as all of the other Princes are introduced, and shown stitching a cloth. After applying for the position, Momoze hires Hanzo to become her bodyguard for the trip to the Dark Continent. Sometime later, she participates to the ceremony on the eve of the voyage and waves to the crowd. During the party held on the 1st deck of the ship, Momoze is seen waving to the party patrons.
Unbeknownst to her, her Guardian Spirit Beast attacks Prince Woble's bodyguards. After the ceremony, her mother, Queen Sevanti, removes bodyguards from her escort and assigns them to her 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.
As Momoze rests in her room, one of her bodyguards plans to assassinate her. She is killed shortly afterwards, 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 is exhausted. 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.
Active/Alive • Deceased • Former/Arrested • Status Unknown
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|12th Prince||7th Queen|
|Prince Momoze's Employees|
|Pro Hunter→13P||Pro Hunter→13P||Pro Hunter→13P||Pro Hunter→13P||Pro Hunter→13P⇄|
|Legend of Symbols|
|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.|
|*||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.|
(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 & PowersEdit
Guardian Spirit BeastEdit
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. 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. Momoze herself is unaware of its existence. 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.
|Momoze's Guardian Spirit Beast|
|Type: Manipulation (Pseudo-coercive)|
|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". Should they reply "no", a miniature replica of the Nen beast will appear on their shoulder and keep pestering them until they reply affirmatively. The replica can be seen and heard only by the target. 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.
Due to the conditions that trigger it, this Guardian Spirit Beast can manipulate only Nen users. 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.
- Momoze is the first of King Nasubi's children to die in the Succession War.
Translations around the WorldEdit
|King||Nasubi Hui Guo Rou|
|Queens||Unma • Duazul • Tang Zhao Li • Katrono • Swinko-swinko • Seiko • Sevanti • Oito|
|Princes||Benjamin • Camilla • Zhang Lei • Tserriednich • Tubeppa • Tyson • Luzurus • Salé-salé • Halkenburg • Kacho • Fugetsu • Momoze • Marayam • Woble|