Gon FREECSS

Gender: Male
Hair Color: Black
Rank #209
Rank #1,998
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Living alone with his aunt Mito, Gon is an adventurous young boy who is intrigued by his mysterious father. Holding onto a lone picture of his dad, Gon one day dreams of following in his footsteps to become a world famous hunter. Always cheerful and upbeat, he seems to completely lack a negative side and pushes his friends to be as successful as he is.

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Anime Roles

Hunter x Hunter Main
Hunter x Hunter (2011) Main
Hunter x Hunter: Jump Super Anime Tour 1998 Main No voice actors found.
Hunter x Hunter OVA Main
Hunter x Hunter OVA 2: Greed Island Main
Hunter x Hunter OVA 3: Greed Island Final Main
Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge Main
Hunter x Hunter: The Last Mission Main No voice actors found.

Manga Roles

Hunter x Hunter Main

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Epimondas says...

I think the reason he gets so irrationally upset is because of the link to his useless father which in itself seems a bit irrational given how even the murderous terminator was 1000 times better father figure than Ging.  Gon is an incomplete character full of confusion and contradictions as such the creators could never decide where he would ultimately fall.  It would be better if he had episodes of evil or just made mistakes and learned from them and eventually head to a good guy hero type or if he was consistently an immoral hero who never does things any sane rational hero would do to achieve a favorable result to himself if no one else, but neither one of these happens.  Seems too many anime characters are predominately motivated by one emotion while the others are pushed away completely or to an irrelevant background role.  In Gon's case, you could make arguments it is anger, revenge, curiousity (to meet a father who only donated genetic material for his creation), or a lassez faire attitude (let the world go to hades I only care about what is in front of me).  His character is powerful, childish, positive, sometimes moral, sometimes immoral, still learning, eager to learn, and friendly.  His treatment of Pitou is one of his biggest contradictions.  All his other enemies, even ones that killed countless innocents, children, and even friends, he never seemed to have a problem with befriending after the fight or war was over, but Pitou he never gives that opportunity or option to which contradicts the very nature of his character as we have seen it up until now.  He is frustrating and interesting to watch but all these indecisive contradictions and lack of cohesion with a heroic tale that is the nature of Hunter x Hunter but not his, makes for a very rocky ride you hope will get into stride and all their ducks in a row at some point.  But the clock is quickly ticking down for Gon and the series.  They need to find balance soon.

Jul 7, 2016
Epimondas says...

Gon does not make for a very good lead character good guy.  His character clashes with the general heroic tale the story of Hunter x Hunter generates because he is more of an anti-hero type of character as described by Hisoka and one reason Hisoka liked him.  He can't really distinguish between good and evil or right and wrong and never grows or develops enough to achieve that.  His other major flaw that sabotages the heroic tale framework Hunter X Hunter creates, is his contradictory behaviors.  Sometimes he gets angry when some friend of his or an innocent is hurt yet other times he does not seem phased at all by such pointless or unjust slaughter.  It makes me feel as if the writers or creator could never decide completely whether to make him an upstanding moral type hero character or a contraversial anti-hero with questionable morals type character or like a Spiderman versus a Venom.  Yet at the same time, the structure of the Hunter x Hunter series quite clearly points to a heroic tale type story.  Stick with one or the other and make the story foundation match the main character principle qualties, but sadly Hunter X Hunter never does that and it hurts both, though both are still good this contraction and confusion hurts both story and characters.

Jul 7, 2016
Hakkenden says...

Very enjoyable character. Unfortunately, I grew tired of the anime, but I will always remember Gon.

Jun 4, 2016
jennikifm says...

Haven't seen the 2011 version so idk. But I've seen the first anime so I LOVE GON. He's a good kid and is also a badass. He's also cute. Happy go lucky. And has a sense of justice. I loved how he wanted to help Kuropika stop the Phantom Troupe and I'm glad he and Killula refused to join them. (Those buttheads.) 

Gon is also funny. And he's one of the best characters and one of my most favorite in the show. I too don't understand how anyone can hate him. 

Mar 22, 2016
BotanicIvory says...

I absolutely adored Gon in the beginning, a happy-go-lucky, cheerful, somewhat dim and very stubborn but extremely kind and friendly character. Some may see this type as boring and bland but he was just adorable. However, let's just say as time goes on you see less of this side. (SPOILERS)

He becomes considerably intense due to the death of a character (which is totally understandable), and, to be fairly honest, starts acting pretty selfishly and very impulsive in his actions, leaving Killua to pick up all the mess and and sort him out. While he's trying to search/avenge this character who tbh we barely even knew all that much (from what I remember he only spent like two weeks with them), he hurts the people around him so much, especially his best friend Killua who'd do pretty much anything for him. He owes his damn life to Killua, I sincerely hope he understands that.

I still like Gon, he just kinda pissed me off a bit. And he is only 12, I guess. We haven't seen much of him after the Ant/Zodiac arcs so hopefully when he comes back he'd have fixed himself up.

Feb 25, 2016