Gon FREECSS

Gender: Male
Hair Color: Black
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Gon FREECSS

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
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

Manga Roles

Hunter x Hunter Main

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glimmerofhope Jan 18, 2017

He's so precious. Must be protected at all costs!!

avatheawesome1 Nov 8, 2016

A lot of people dislike hunterxhunter because it is very contradictary and it definitely strays far from it's original shounen roots, but for me, that's the beauty of the series. Don't get me wrong, I love Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Dragonball, Fairy Tail, etc..., but in shounen anime, it feels like it's just the same pattern with slight differences repeated over and over again. Hunterxhunter does something different. It constantly draws you in and then just kicks you in the ass as the exact opposite of what you were expecting to happen happens. I especially enjoy Gon's character because of how twisted his sense of morality and good vs. evil is. It's very interesting to see someone you expected to be your original shounen protagonist as something way different. Gon is very immature in a way, but this just makes the buildup darker. I loved it when Gon fought Pitou. I mean, sure all shounen anime protagonists have that one point where they just mysteriously get power from some where and kill the bad guy and then makes it out just fine afterwards, but for Gon, he was just so angry, so pissed and infuriated, you could clearly see as the way he saw the world got darker and darker, and watch as he sort of.... broke. And when he finally went super saiyan on pitou, he didn't make it out with a happy ending like the other protagonists do. He wasn't celebrated. He hadn't gotten his power out of goodwill and he wasn't the chosen one. Nor did he have anything special. He was just a normal kid with insane physical abilities and the ability to talk to animals, so when the battle against pitou was over, he had sacrificed his life force and his body basicaly shriveled. When the battle was over, Gon wasn't a reknowned celebrated hero. He was almost dead.

To summarize this stupidly large paragraph I wrote, I love Gon's character because of his lack of basic shounen protag morality, and for the same reason, I love the HunterxHunter anime in general as well.

Epimondas Jul 7, 2016

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.

Epimondas Jul 7, 2016

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.