“For the right price, you can buy not only treasures, but dreams, hearts, and even people’s lives!”
This quote by Leorio Paradinight from Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter is one for anime fans to live by.
This confident hunter and aspiring doctor is a main(ish) character that initially accompanies Gon, Killua, and Kurapika on the ship to the hunter exam testing site.
He’s got black hair and a suit that screams business. When he adds the sharp shades, you know it’s time to get serious.
Despite some disagreement among fans, many think that among the favs from Hunter Hunter, Leorio Paradinight ranks among the likes of Gon Freecss.
So it’s a bummer that he spends so much time mysteriously absent from the plot for vast swathes of multiple story arcs.
So what’s the deal with this character? How does he stack up against other Nen users? Let’s find out!
Typical Anime Spoiler Alert: Hunter x Hunter is giant; a lot happens. There aren’t many specifics needed to address this particular character’s age but beware just in case.
Leorio Paradinight: Age, Nen, and Life Path
Leorio was born on March 3rd. This is official info; some sources also attach 1980 to this birthday. Keep that in mind, too.
How Old Is Leorio in His First Appearance?
Since he’s dressed so sharply and has such keen, adult interest in the Kurta Clan and Phantom Troupe, people have trouble believing Leorio’s age in his first Hunter x Hunter series appearance.
Leorio is 19 years old in his first appearance on HxH.
Maybe it’s because of his sharp sense of style that people assume he’s older. In our world, not many teens wear suits and specs.
Following the timeline of HxH, Leorio is currently 21 years old. He’s old enough to study medicine and pursue his dream of becoming a doctor. (He would say for the money, but secretly to help people, too.)
What is Leorio’s Nen Ability?
At first, Leorio only knew how to use the protective, basic use of Nen: Ten. He focused on his academics rather than training, which is a respectable choice.
How do you mix dreams of becoming a fierce, elite hunter with the desire to be a doctor and treat people in a hospital? Moonlight as a hunter?
As he learned more, he gained the ability to perform the Remote Punch.
Leorio can emit a punch and direct it to a distant target since emitters are people that can manipulate and control their aura away from their bodies. Leorio’s Nen ability is emission.
His limited Nen abilities don’t hold back his potential as a hunter. He goes on to impress Isaac Netero and join the Zodiacs, proving his ability.