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Pietro (ピエトロ, Pietoro)[1] was a close friend of Leorio.[2]

Background

Pietro died from a debilitating illness. His passing left Leorio feeling deeply remorseful about being unable to save his friend, as the illness was entirely curable, but required a surgery he could not afford. Since then, Leorio aspires to become a doctor and takes part in the 287th Hunter Exam.[2]

Plot

Hunter Exam arc

After a long run in the Zaban tunnel, the Hunter Exam candidates begin to climb a long staircase and, while they do, Leorio also talks with Kurapika. He tells him that his only goal is money, but Kurapika knows that he's lying. With a little push, Leorio tells his story and mentions his friend who died for lack of medical care. He wants to become a doctor, but he needs money and a Hunter License to become one.[2]

Trivia

  • Pietro is his name in the 1999 anime adaptation.[1] In the manga[2] and 2011 anime,[3] his name was never mentioned.

Anime and Manga Differences

  • While in the anime adaptations Pietro somehow appears,[1][3] in the manga he's only mentioned indirectly.[2]
  • In a filler sequence of the 1999 anime adaptation, Tonpa traps Leorio in the Zaban tunnel and due to the sap of the Illusion Tree he starts to see hallucinations with Pietro.[1]
  • In the 1999 anime adaptation, seemingly both Leorio and Pietro were adults during the latter's death, implying that Leorio's dream of becoming a doctor is a fairly recent one.[1] In the 2011 anime, Pietro passed away while they were still children or in their early teens.[3]

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag Arabic بيترو (Baytru)
France Flag French Piedro

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Hunter × Hunter - Episode 7 (1999)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 7
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hunter × Hunter - Episode 4 (2011)
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