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"Arrogant. Greedy. Indulgent. They should be purged. Every single one."

— Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou to Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou, in "Resolve"

Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou (ツベッパ=ホイコーロ, Tsubeppa Hoikōro) is the Fifth Prince[1] of the Kakin Empire and the daughter of her father's second wife, Queen Duazul.[2]

AppearanceEdit

Chap 358 - Tubeppa in color

Tubeppa's full body appearance

Tubeppa has sharp, bowl-shaped fair hair, a long nose, a long thin mouth, and a squarish chin. She wears a pair of eyeglasses and earrings.[2] Her features and build are very manly, she also chooses to wear a formal suit during the departure party, while her sisters are wearing dresses.[3]

PersonalityEdit

Chap 366 - Tubeppa's room

Tubeppa as a scientist

Tubeppa is a scientist.[2] She displays confidence to win the succession war. Unlike her sister Camilla and half-sisters, she prefers to dress in a more masculine style in clothing.[3] She has a straightforward personality, and much like her half-brother Tserriednich, she analyzes the capabilities of the other Princes. She plots to purge Benjamin, Camilla, Zhang Lei, and Tserriednich, all of whom she deplores for their qualities, even though Camilla is her own biological elder sister and she formed an alliance with Tserriednich.[4] According to Shimano, she has an ideal version of the kingdom, she is very patient and tolerant, and she will reprieve her younger siblings once she gains control of the throne.[5]

She seems to value modesty and humility and loathes those who lack such traits. She despises Benjamin for his arrogance, Camilla for her greed, and Zhang Lei for his indulgence in excess and luxury.[4] She is known to be very cautious, overly so in Furykov's opinion.[6]

PlotEdit

Succession Contest arcEdit

Chap 362 - Tserriednich and Tubeppa

Tubeppa and Tserriednich forming an alliance

Tubeppa participates in the ceremony on the eve of the expedition and boards the ship, thinking she will win the succession war while saluting the cheering crowd. Tubeppa then takes part in the formal event with her family and other important guests. Like the rest of her family, Tubeppa resides in the 1st deck of the ship.[3] During the formal event, Tubeppa offers to forge an alliance with Tserriednich to purge three other senior Princes and Tserriednich agrees to it. Tubeppa arranges they'll meet again on Sunday and while she leaves, Tserriednich comments she may not live until then, as her Guardian Spirit Beast follows her.[4]

After Kurapika's announcement regarding the Guardian Spirit Beasts, Tubeppa expresses interest and orders one of her bodyguards to bring information about the Hunter immediately. Her younger brother Luzurus reveals he plans to take her out first.[7] As Maor is about to head out to meet Kurapika, Tubeppa warns him that he'll not reveal everything in their meeting, but in meetings held afterwards and to decide how to approach the situation in those other meetings. Wary of Butch, Tubeppa contemplates she has to find a way to get rid of the bodyguard.[8]

Tubeppa agrees to send her bodyguards to learn Nen under Kurapika.[9] She sends Maor and Longhi and orders the two to form an alliance with Kurapika within the two week period.[10] On the day of the banquet, Prince Tubeppa is briefly transfixed by the music of Melody's flute performance.[11] The following morning, when Maor and Longhi return from Nen training, she listens to the former's report, with a particular interest for the weak spots in Zhang Lei and Woble's alliance. At her request, Maor states that the training is likely not a trap and recommends that as many people as possible take it, so Tubeppa puts him and Longhi in charge of choosing students for Kurapika's second training course should there be one, authorizing them to consent on her part.[12]

She returns to her research while thinking that her half-brother Salé-salé would never cancel his performance due to sickness, which leads her to conclude that he was murdered by Rihan and that she is Benjamin's next target, hence why he replaced Butch. She resolves to find out whether the Eight Prince was killed by a Nen ability and, in that case, what effects it might have. She entrusts a flash drive full of data to Heisen before returning to wondering how she can find out more about the shifts of the First Prince's personal soldiers without becoming implicated. She considers contacting Duazul, but hesitates since Camilla would certainly hear of it. Estimating Maor not to be powerful enough to counter Nen attacks, she determines that she needs Kurapika.[12]

Tubeppa's EmployeesEdit

     Active/Alive     Deceased     Former/Arrested     Status Unknown

 Royalty  Personal Guards  Hunters  Spies  Allies  Servants 

Royal Family
5th Prince 2nd Queen
Chap 349 - Tubeppa face
Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou
Prince Tubeppa's Employees
Captain
1Q→1P
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Tubeppa's First Queen Guard
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Servant* Servant Servant Servant Servant
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Provisional Hunter Provisional Hunter Provisional Hunter Provisional Hunter Provisional Hunter
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Replacements
1P→ 1P→
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.
* 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.
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(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

Tubeppa Nen beast

Tubeppa's Guardian Spirit Beast

As a prince of Kakin, Tubeppa holds significant political power and wealth, although not on the level of elder princes.[1] She is knowledgeable about some branches of experimental science.[2] She is also knowledgeable in advanced mathematics, as she has recently written down several calculations on a blackboard behind her.[8]

Guardian Spirit BeastEdit

Like the rest of her siblings, Tubeppa received an egg from which a Guardian Spirit Beast, a type of Nen beast, hatched to protect her.[2] Since it is a parasitic-type ability, she has no control over it. Tubeppa 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.[4] It is known to be a Transmuter with a collaborative type ability that requires a "partner" (共同研究者(パートナー), collaborative researcher). It can synthesize various drugs and chemicals with all sorts of effects within its body.[13] Possibly due to taking after its host's nature, this Guardian Spirit Beast was said to be extremely cautious, to the point of not appearing at all in the presence of Benjamin's soldiers.[6]

QuotesEdit

  • (To Tserriednich) "I like things to be plain and simple."[4]
  • (To Tserriednich) "In essence, this is a contest for survival among the top five...! And the three eldest are repulsive."[4]
  • (To Longhi and Maor) "I need his mind!! I want him on my side, prince and all if need be."[10]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Language Name
France Flag French Tsubeppa Hoicoro
South Korea Flag Korean 츠베파 호이코오로 (Cheubepa Hoikolo)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 350
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 349
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 358
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 362
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 365
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 386
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 363
  8. 8.0 8.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 366
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 368
  10. 10.0 10.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 369
  11. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 383
  12. 12.0 12.1 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 388
  13. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 36, Chapter 375

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