Killua Zaoldyeck is a boy who came from a famous assassin family. He ran away from home to take the Hunter Exam and become best friend of Gon Freecs.
Killua Zaoldyeck was born from a famous Assassin Family, the Zaoldyeck Family. He ran away from home and taking the Hunter Exam cause he's bored and wanted a little fun and adventure. Throughout the series, he become great friend with Gon Freecs and change into a much different person than before. His killing habit is growing smaller when he start to befriend with Gon in his journey.
Killua Zaoldyeck was illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Togashi's previous Manga Character, Hiei, share the same traits as both of them has a terrible past in their childhood. Both also has a strong killing habit, fast, strong, and quick thinking. Togashi was originally planning to add cat ears to Killua and cat paws.
He was voiced by Kanako Mitsihashi in Japanese Dub, while Cheryl Mcmaster in the English Dub. In the 2011 version, Mariya Ise is the new voice actress, replacing Kanako Mitsihashi.
Killua always appear to be a energetic and playful kid on the outside. He also often seen holding a green skateboard. Killua has a silver spiky hair. He has a bright skin and blue eyes. In the hunter exam, Killua wear a white shirt over a dark purple shirt, dark blue short, and brown shoes. In the Greed Island OVA, Killua eyes are green. In the G.I Final, Killua's pant is longer.
In the 2011 version, Killua wear the same shirt. Although his inner shirt color is blue instead of dark purple. His shoes color also change into purple instead of brown. His eyes are back to blue color. Killua's skateboard also change to yellow with red stripe.
Killua was born and raised as a killer since he was a child. Living a life he don't wanted, he decided to run away from his home and had to injured his Mother and his Brother. Killua is mostly quite and cheerful, sometimes can turn into a scary looking killer. Killua share great bond with Gon as they both become best friend since the Hunter Exam. He can also be energetic as Gon.
Killua also one and only child that given high hopes from his family to carry on the heir of his family, which he refused to carry on the Zoldyck heir. Alluka, who's being kept inside a room share great bond to Killua as Alluka seen happy when she/he saw Killua.
Killua first appear in the 1st phase. He was one of many rookies that already arrived in the Zaban Tunnel, where the first test is started. Tonpa the Rookie Crusher also intend to ruin Killua's chance as he gave Killua a juice that already filled with toxic that might kill Killua when he drink too much of them. Although Killua knew that Tonpa tricked him, he keep drinking the juice anyway and told Tonpa that poisons won't work on him.
Much after that, the examiner arrived and ask the rookies if there's anyone wants to leave or not. As the Exam start, Satotz began to pick up the pace and the rookies started to run along to follow him to the next phase. After that, Killua catch up with the others with his skateboard and met up with Gon, Kurapica, and Leorio. Although Leorio angry when saw Killua using the skateboard instead of running (considering Killua is cheating). Killua then ignores Leorio and go near Gon and ask him how old is he. When Gon answered that he's 12-years old, Killua says that they're at the same age and takes off the skateboard with style and impressed Gon. The two met each other and continue the exam together.
Killua and Gon manage to make it through the Numele Swamp. He find Gon has gone to get Leorio and Kurapika, having a feeling that they're in a dangerous situation. Killua has manage to make it to the 2nd Phase and met with Gon once again. In the second phase, Menchi and Buhara are the examiner and the applicants must have something to cook for them. The first test is to get giant pigs that exist in the near area. Killua manage to earn one by hitting it with his skate board.
After received the Pigs and satisfied Buhara, Menchi told the applicants to make Sushi where Killua made one with the name, "Bourbon Style" (although it looks tasty, Menchi threw it away). When all the applicants are failed by Menchi, Netero came up and convinced Menchi to give them another test. In this test, all the applicants must catch a Spider-Eagle Egg. Killua, along with Gon, Leorio, and Kurapika jump first in order to get the eggs. Killua manage to make it through along with the rest applicants.
After getting the Spider-Eagle Eggs, Killua and Gon decided to explore the airship after Netero pick the applicants to the airship. Killua and Gon having fun in the airship and look at the view from the ship. Gon ask Killua about whats his parents do and Killua told Gon that they are assassins. Seeing Gon's expression, Killua laughed and says it was the first time for him to see such expression. He told Gon that he came from a famous Assassin Family and he ran by stabbing his mother and his brother. After the conversation, Netero came and ask them both to join him on a little game while he was bored.
Killua, who manage to find out Netero's trick giving up before even giving himself another chance to try, leaving Gon inside and keep playing the game. On their arrival, Killua and Gon are above the Trick Tower and figure out a secret behind the floor. Killua, Gon, Leorio, and Kurapika went down along with Tonpa. All of them are tested with prisoners of the tower and must win in order to proceed. After Tonpa, Kurapika, Gon, and Leorio manage to finish each of their games, Killua step in against Johness, a famous murderer who's sadistic and careless person. Both of them are going on a Death Match. Killua, who's easily defeat Johness by using his claw to rip his heart off of Johness, manage to win the game, giving him and the group a permission to proceed.
Killua, Gon, and his friends are waited inside a room for 50 hours and spend his time with Gon. After 50 hours has been passed, Killua and his friends moved on through many traps and trials. Until they stepped into a room where there's only 2 ways. One with easy path and one with hard path. The easy one takes on a short road but only takes three. While the hard one allow the five of them to go but it has a long way. Tonpa and Leorio, like before having a fight each other. Gon then came up with an idea to choose the hard way and breakthrough the side wall to sneak into the easy path, allowing all five of them to proceed.
On the 4th Exam is where the candidates must take away other's plate. Killua and Gon agreed to meet each other again once they finished the exam and earn the target. Killua's target was Umori and he's been stalked by Imori but noticed him all along. When Amori and Umori arrived, they surround Killua together, confidently knowing they'll win. But in a blink of an eye, Killua vanished as wind and jump behind Amori, trying to find his target. Knowing that it was wrong, he knows that it was Umori's Plate that Killua looking for. After received the plate number, he threw away the other two unnecessary plate away, causing the three brothers lost their plates.
On the Last Exam, Netero held a one on one tournament where all candidates have each two chances in the fight. Killua, who's about to go on a fight with Pokkle forfeit the match, confidently thought he could win his next match. Bodoro, who was supposed to fight Leorio in the next round has given times to rest since he still injured after his fight with Hisoka. And so Gittarackur and Killua fight ahead, a match where Killua made his biggest miscalculation. Gittarackur then hold Killua and took his needles off, revealing his true form and he was nothing more than Killua's big brother, Illumi.
Illumi greets Killua and told him that he heard Killua stab their Mother and Milluki. He told Killua that it was all just a coincidence that the two meet on the Exam cause Illumi trying to get a Hunter Licence for his next job and was surprised that he met Killua here on the Exam. Killua told Illumi that there's no particular reasons for him to be a Hunter, since he was just felt like taking the Exam. Illumi told Killua that he's just a puppet who live in a darkness who can only feel pleasure when someone else is die.
Killua told Illumi that there really is something he want and that is to become friends with Gon and live a normal life because he's sick of killing people. Illumi told Killua that its impossible since he think that Killua needs no friends nor allowed to make one or more. Leorio got angered by Illumi's behavior to his little brother and told Killua to just kill him and told Killua that its useless for Killua to wish become friends with Gon since they already are friends. Leorio ensure Killua that Gon must've felt the same way. Illumi, who can't accept this decided to find where Gon is and kill him.
Killua got shocked and unable to move nor say a word. Leorio, Kurapika, and Hanzo decided to stop Illumi. Illumi thinking about a good way to pass the exam and then he comes back to Killua and forcing him to forfeit the match by lying to Killua. Trembled with fear of his big brother, Killua decided to take his surrender and reduced to his own shell. Illumi told Killua that he was just joking about killing Gon in a playful manner, however, Illumi told Killua that he needs no friend, nor he has the right to make one.
The next match is Bodoro VS Leorio. Killua, who's being selfless suddenly appeared behind Bodoro and stab him with a powerful thrust with his claws, resulting Leorio the winner and Killua immediately banned. He then left the place and went home.
Killua had returned back to his home and being punished for what he's done to his mother and brother. His both hands and legs are chained in a cell where he being tortured by Milluki. Milluki told Killua that Gon, along with Kurapika and Leorio came to get Killua. Knowing this, Killua believe that Gon will make it there and rescue him.
Inside the cell, Killua having a flashback of his childhood. Killua went home and find nobody's there and then Illumi appeared in all the sudden, asking Killua how's the assassination going. Killua told Illumi that nothing to tell since he watched from afar anyway. Illumi then leave and Killua met with Canary, an apprentice butler that was hired while he was away.
Canary then greet Killua and the two of the chat for a while. And Canary, suddenly felt many intruders nearby and ready to told them to leave. When the intruders are refused to what Canary told them to, they're all easily defeated by Canary, leaving Seaquant as the only survivor who later decided to work for the Zoldyck. Killua was surprised and ask Canary if she want to be friends with him, which Canary apologized to Killua that she can't.
Later, Killua was told by Milluki that the three of his friends are near the butler office and he wonder if he ask her mother to do something to them, which infuriate Killua and warn Milluki to not touch any of them or he'll pay the price with his life. Zeno, the grandfather of Killua came to his cell and told him that Silva want to see him.
When Killua came to his father's room, he told everything about his experiences and about the people he befriends with. Silva ask Killua if he want to see his friends which later Killua answered yes, with one promise from his father to never betray them no matter what and Killua agreed and leave, despite his mother's decision.
Killua was told by Gotoh to wait in the butler's office while Gotoh testing his friends in his way to see whether or not they're capable to take Killua. After a while, Killua came to where Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio are waiting for his arrival and the four reunite and leave the Zoldyck estate. Leorio and Kurapika says farewell to both Killua and Gon with a promise that they'll reunite at Yorkshin City at 1st September. Killua ask Gon if he had money left he says he don't, which later Killua told Gon that there's a place for them to train and earn money, the Heaven Arena.
Killua told Gon about a good way to do train and earn money at the same time. They decided to go to Heaven Arena, a place where best fighters and amateurs are gathered to reach the top floor. Killua explain to Gon that he has been there before at the age of six, left by his father there all by himself and not allowed to go back home unless he make it to the 200th Floor, spending two years to reach the floor, he finally make it there but go home instead before even fight a single round on the 200th Floor.
Killua told Gon that it should be alright since he already tried the training methods in the Zoldyck Estate. Killua and Gon win all the round so easily and fast and make it through fast than the rest, surprising the audience and make themselves the new stars in the arena. They later meet a fellow young fighter, a Shingen-Ryu Kung Fu disciple, Zushi. Killua and Gon also met up with Zushi's master, Wing, and received praise from him.
Killua is a professional assassin (although he consider himself as a "former" pro). Like the rest Zoldyck Members, he has highly trained in combat abilities and killing techniques. He also trained against poison and electricity (it was shown when Tonpa's juice doesn't work on him).
|Killua creates multiple clones to confuse his enemy by making afterimages of himself. Killua used it when he tried to get a ball from Netero when he was challenged by him on their way to the 3rd Exam. It was shown that Killua already learned this technique when he was younger.|
|As a young boy, Killua is also a skateboard lover as he seen always carrying his skateboard since he was little (he even take it along to the exam). He is also seen good at skating.|
|Killua is able to manipulate his strengths and sharpen his nails to a pair of Claws that sharper than knives. His claws can even rip human's internal organs in a blink of an eye (as he did to Johness).|
Killua : I just wanted to make friends with Gon...and to live a normal life...I'm sick of killing people...
Illumi : Impossible. You're not allowed to make any friends. You only wanted to be friends with Gon because he's too dazzling in your eyes, you don't actually wanted to become friends with him. Eventually, you'll get to see the urge whether or not you can kill him...
Killua : Wrong...
"Zoldyck mansion cell"
Milluki : Those friends of yours are near the butler's office. How about it Kil? If I ask Mama, those three can become...
Killua : Milluki! If you're as much as touch them....I'll kill you...
Killua (to Sadaso) : Make a sound, I'll kill you. If you move, I'll kill you. Use Nen, I'll kill you. If you understand, slowly close your eyes.