According to its former head bodyguard Dalzollene, the Nostrade Family is a subordinate to the Ritz Family. The Nostrade Family was originally a minor provincial Mafia family of little importance, but by shrewdly using the fortune-telling ability of his daughter Neon Nostrade, Light Nostrade managed to greatly increase his position in the Mafia Community, to the point where even the Ten Dons seek his daughter's advice.
Light Nostrade always has a team of hired bodyguards to protect Neon. Kurapika joins the team in order to find information about his people's stolen Scarlet Eyes. During the Phantom Troupe's first attack on the Mafia's Underground Auction in Yorknew City, several of the bodyguards are killed, including Dalzollene, allowing Kurapika to become the lead bodyguard. Shortly after his promotion, Neon's divination is stolen by Chrollo Lucilfer, the leader of the Troupe. It appears that after the loss of his daughter's ability, Light Nostrade is no longer able to maintain the influence of his family within the Mafia Community.
Yorknew City arc
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The Nostrade Family is a recently prolific Mafia organization, subordinate to the Ritz Family. The Nostrade family was originally a minor provincial Mafia family of little importance, but by shrewdly using the fortune-telling ability of his daughter Neon, Light managed to greatly increase his position in the Mafia Community, to the point where even the Ten Dons seek his daughter's advice. Kurapika joins in order to find information concerning his people's stolen Scarlet Eyes.
Greed Island arc
Light undergoes a breakdown after Neon's ability to predict the future was stolen by Chrollo Lucilfer. The breakdown is also caused by the fact the Kurapika bid 2.9 billion on the Scarlet Eyes on his behalf and cannot pay it off.
Succession Contest arc
Family Members & Employees
Alive/Active • Deceased • Unknown
Neon once had nine personal bodyguards, but only four of them are alive at the present time. Dalzollene and Kurapika have both been leaders of her bodyguards. In order to be selected as a bodyguard, applicants must be approved by the leader after being tested. The ability to use Nen seems to be a prerequisite. Due to Light seemingly having cut all ties with the Mafia following the loss of Neon's powers, the bodyguards have been assigned different positions. Basho and Melody are currently bodyguards for the Kakin Empire's Luzurus Hui Guo Rou and Kacho Hui Guo Rou respectively.
Kurapika - Dalzollene's successor as Neon's head bodyguard. He started as a regular bodyguard, applying for the job in order to obtain some info on how to retrieve the Scarlet Eyes of his clan, due to Neon's fame of collecting human body parts. He is the current head of Light's new organization, which is involved in bodyguarding and gambling.
Basho - A Hunter and one of the applicants taking the bodyguard recruitment test at the same time as Kurapika. He is from Jappon. During the first Underground Auction in Yorknew City, he along with Linssen were in charge of the back entrance, surviving the Phantom Troupe's massacre. He later works as reconnaissance for Kurapika. It is unknown if he retained his job after Light's defection from the Mafia.
Melody - A Music Hunter and one of the applicants taking the bodyguard recruitment test at the same time as Kurapika. She proved to be an invaluable asset in Kurapika's quest against the Phantom Troupe in Yorknew. It is unknown if she retained her job after Light's defection from the Mafia.
Linssen - A Hunter, formerly under the employment of the Nostrade Family as one of Neon's bodyguards. He currently works under Kurapika in Light's new organization, which is involved in bodyguarding and gambling.
Dalzollene - Originally the head bodyguard taking care of Neon, the only person who had direct contact with Neon's father, Light Nostrade, and the manager of the bodyguard hiring procedures. He was impaled and killed by Phinks' arm when the Phantom Troupe rescued Uvogin.
Shachmono Tocino - One of the senior members of the bodyguards as well as a Hunter, he was sent to spy on and test Kurapika and the rest of the new applicants. Shachmono was killed in the first Underground Auction of Yorknew by Franklin's Double Machine Gun.
Squala - Also an older member of the bodyguards and caretaker for Neon's pet dogs. After he was warned by Kurapika that the Phantom Troupe was coming to his location, he was advised to escape immediately; however, he took the Scarlet Eyes forged by Kortopi with him, allowing the Troupe to track and find him. After Pakunoda revealed he's not the chain user that they were searching for, Nobunaga killed him. He was in a romantic relationship with Eliza, one of Neon's female attendants.
Baise - One of the applicants taking the bodyguard recruitment test at the same time as Kurapika. During the first Underground Auction in Yorknew City, she was one of the three bodyguards sent to buy what Neon wanted, but was killed by Shizuku's Blinky that same night.
Nostrade Butler - The butler of the Nostrade Family working in the mansion. He welcomed the applicants taking the bodyguard recruitment test and gave them data cards. During the conflict to test the new guards, the butler was killed by one of the armed assailants after being used as a shield to protect Baise.
Eliza - One of Neon's personal attendants. She wears a kimono as uniform. She was in a romantic relationship with Squala, a member of Neon's longtime bodyguards until he was killed by Phantom Troupe while trying to escape with the fake Scarlet Eyes.
Properties and Goods
- Nostrade's Mansion
- Polio & Co. Ltd. (dummy company)
- One unnamed building at an undisclosed location in Yorknew City
- Two unnamed properties in Yorknew City
- Body parts collection:
- The family name is probably a reference to Nostradamus, the famous French seer (in relation to Neon), and La Cosa Nostra, the nickname for the Italian mafia.
- The first names of the family members (Light and Neon) are related to lighting, as in the term neon lighting.
Translations around the World
|Families||Buor Family • Cha-R Family • Heil-Ly Family • Nostrade Family • Ritz Family • Xi-Yu Family|
|Independent/Unknown affiliation mafiosi||Bean • Rottfelli • Trink • Zenji|
|Individuals||Unnamed Hacker • Conditional Auction Announcer|
|Members||Light Nostrade (Leader) • Neon Nostrade|
|Active||Basho • Linssen • Melody|
|Former||Baise • Dalzollene • Ivlenkov • Shachmono Tocino • Squala|
|Members||Eliza • Nostrade Butler|