• Japanese:
  • Romanji: Irumi Zorudiku
  • Title: Hunter (Year 287)
  • Nen Category: Manipulation
  • Gender: Male
  • Age:
  • Birth Date:
  • Status: Alive
  • Blood Type:
  • Height: cm
  • Weight: kg
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color:
  • Hunter Exam Participant #: 301
  • Manga Debut:
  • Animé Debut:
  • 8 (1999 series) (As Gitarakuru)
  • 3 (2011 series) (As Gitarakuru)
  • 20 (1999 series)
  • Voice Actor:


Personality, Traits & Appearance




Story Arc Plots

Hunter Exam Arc

  • Endurance Phase:
  • Cooking Phase:
  • Blimp Ride:
  • Blimp Ride (1999 Animé):
  • Trick Tower Phase:
  • Abandoned Island (Lippo's secret customized Phase) (1999 Animé):
  • Target Hunt Phase:
  • Blimp Ride to the Final Phase:
  • Tournament Phase:

Zoldyck Estate Arc

Yorkshin City Arc

Kurapika & The Phantom Troupe Arc

Chimera Ants Arc

Rescue Gon & Chairman Election Arc

Weapons, Techniques & Nen Abilities



Nen Abilities

  • Needles
    • History: This is Illumi's primary ability.
    • Usage: Illumi uses needles for various purposes. They are infused with his aura and he can manipulate anything they pin at his own will.
      • Face Manipulation
        • History: This is Illumi's way of disguising himself as someone else for as long as he wants. He can apparently manipulate his face on his own will without needles but can only maintain it for a limited amount of time.
        • Usage: Illumi can pin his or anyone's head with his needles to manipulate and change the face structure. He can also make other people's faces deform and if the needles aren't removed quickly, the face will remain deformed for eternity.
      • Thought Manipulation
        • History: This ability was used on Killua as child to control him and make him follow Illumi's commands by voicing him phrases in his head.
        • Usage: Illumi can pin a person's brain and manipulate his thoughts with phrases he desires. The target when confronted with a situation that matches Illumi's phrases will have those words repeated many times in his head to make them follow his commands.
      • Human Manipulation (Needle Humans)
        • History: This ability was revealed on Chapter 328.
        • Usage: Illumi can pin any human he desires with his needles and make them follow his commands until they die. The Needle Humans will be boosted with Illumi's aura though the needles.


  • Thought Manipulation was what Illumi used on Killua from his early childhood. Illumi had implanted a single needle in his brain to make him follow his commands. This is the reason why he disqualified himself from the final test of the Hunter Exam by killing Bodoro. Killua then returned home and chained himself up in his cell under Illumi's commands through this ability.