I do not fear death. I fear only that my rage will fade over time


Kurapika (クラピカ) is the sole survivor of the Kurta (クルタ Kuruta) clan, a race with treasured irises that turn scarlet in times of anger or emotional agitation. In his childhood, the entire Kurta clan was eradicated by a band of thieves known as the Phantom Troupe. The Troupe desecrated the bodies of his race by stealing their scarlet eyes following the genocide, thereafter selling them on the black market. He participates in the Hunter Exam alongside Gon in order to become a Blacklist Hunter and gain the power to take vengeance for his race. Despite being a vehement moralist, Kurapika is not above adjoining himself to society's underworld in order to accomplish his own desires—aligning himself with a mafia family as soon as the opportunity presents itself. As part of his plan of revenge, Kurapika has created a special chain able to bind any member of the Phantom Troupe, rendering them defenseless at the cost of forfeiting his own life if he uses it against anyone who is not a member of them. Kurapika's Nen type is Conjuration. When Kurapika sees the symbol of the Phantom Troupe (a spider), he becomes enraged. It is also known that he hates regular spiders, too. He is later invited to join the Zodiacs by Leorio's recommendation and only accepts upon being given an important clue about someone who bought a large batch of scarlet eyes