Gon Freecss is the main protagonist of the Hunter x Hunter series, who is the son of the famous Hunter, Ging Freecss, and wishes to find his father.
Gon is described as an athletic, kind, and friendly boy who loves adventure. He is also not an educated boy, so he is not good at maths.
He is a Booster, who is known to be simple-minded and determined, thus making his friends and enemies trust him and stand by his side.
In his physical appearance, he is described as a young boy who has black hair. He also has beautiful brown eyes.
He likes to wear clothes such as a green jacket with reddish edges that covers a black or white tank top underneath, green shorts, and green lace-up shoes.
- Real Name: Gon Furīkusu (ゴン゠フリークス)
- Stage Name: Gon Freecss
- Nickname: –
- Birthday: May 5
- Age: 11 (Debut), 12+ Current, contradicts the Timeline), 14-15* (by the Timeline)
- Gender: Male
- Height: 154 cm (5′0.7″)
- Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
- Blood Type: B
- Hair Color: Greenish Black (Manga; 1999; 2011)
- Eyes Color: Brown (Manga; 1999; 2011)
- Parents: Ging Freecss (Father), Mito Freecss (Aunt/Foster Mother)
- Siblings: –
- Friends: –
- Manga Debut: Chapter 1
- Anime Debut: Episode 00 (1998), Episode 1 (1999), Episode 1 (2011)
- Japanese VA:
Rica Matsumoto (Pilot OVA);
Junko Takeuchi (1999);
Megumi Han (2011)
- English VA:
Elinor Holt (1999);
Erica Mendez (2011)
- Gon had difficulty working on maths problems or problems that required logic to solve.
- The reason he wanted to become a Hunter was because he wanted to know the depth of the job that would cause his father to choose that profession over his son.
- Gon sometimes acted carelessly and thoughtlessly, which made him suffer.
- Gon is one of the main characters in Hunter x Hunter, but he was not involved in the journey to the Dark Continent.
- He is able to sleep with part of his brain working normally as if he were awake.
- In 3 fan polls Gon has always ranked 3rd below Killua and Kurapika.
- He is the only anime character who uses a fishing rod as a weapon.
- Gon is very creative in the face of a task, even if it seems impossible.
- He has exceptional skills in fighting.
- Gon has the extraordinary ability to hold his breath for up to 9 minutes and 44 seconds.
- Gon can transform into an adult form.
- He is always alert even when he is sleeping because of his ability to sleep while awake.
- Gon’s Nen abilities are quite slow to develop compared to many shonen heroes.
- Last seen, Gon can’t use Nen’s aura anymore.
- Gon’s arms have been severely injured many times, his left hand was destroyed against Hanzo in the Hunter test finals, while his right hand was destroyed against Gido in the Heaven Arena.
- Gon is very bad at maths.
“Being a Hunter must be an important job. So important… that family comes second.”[
“I’m not here to be tested, I’m just here to see my friend. If that means being an intruder, fine.”
“Can I ask you something? How can you kill people who have nothing to do with you?”
“I’m glad I could be here with you… No, that’s not all. I’m really glad I met you!”[
“We’ve got to get stronger and go back as soon as we can!! To save Kite!”
“I swear… I’ll take on that bastard myself.”[
“Do you remember me? My name is Gon Freecss!! I came to see you to restore Kite!!!”[
“I guess it wasn’t that I wanted to see him. I realized after I saw him… that my goal had been to find him.”
Although Gon Freecss has a fairly small posture, when it comes to fighting, he has extraordinary strength.