Kite (カイト) was a Contract Hunter who was trained by Ging Freecss. After his death, he was reborn as Meruem's twin sibling and a member of the Chimera Ant Royal Family. She was originally named Reina (レイナ), who was named after Colt's sister, but took to calling herself Kite once again.
Kite does not know where he was born. By his own claim, he grew up in a shanty town. In the 2011 anime, he makes a living by stealing from people. He lives on his own, and is helped by animals to steal food. His home is in the sewers. One day after stealing some bread, he finds Ging who has already befriended his animals. Ging said that Kite has potential so Kite forced Ging to make him his student. After bugging Ging, Kite was able to develop his Nen and Ging taught him how to hunt.
After mastering Nen, he passed the Hunter Exam with little difficulty. Although, Ging was not satisfied with Kite's accomplishment so he gave Kite a last hurdle. He wanted Kite to catch him. There were no clues or leads to begin from so he finally decides to go to Ging's home, Whale Island.
Kite is stern and stoic, occasionally blunt to the point of appearing rude. Although some may regard him as cold-hearted, he is actually caring, fond of animals as he is of people. However, he never hesitates, not even when he has to take a life if the situation demands it, as little as he likes it: in fact, after saving Gon, he punched him because his ignorance caused the death of a foxbear.
During his initial introduction as Meruem's sibling, Kite was an enthusiastic child, still playing with stuffed toys and swords, and still watched over Colt. As the time passed by, he matures and remembers the former Kite's memories. He has shown to value life, and not to always dwell on the past.
Kite is a tall, slender man in his late twenties or early thirties. In the 1999 anime, he has more handsome traits, with gentler features, thin almond eyes of dark color, brown hair, and a more muscular physique. In this representation, he wears a purple peaked cap, a lilac long-sleeved shirt with a turtleneck, a yellow obi from which hangs a katana with a blue-green hilt and sheath, black trousers, and shoes.
In the 2011 anime, he is thin to the point of being gaunt, with long, unkempt white hair with the longer locks reaching his knees. He has an inverted triangle shaped face with a hooked nose, a pointy chin and big, roundish-almond eyes with small hazel irises. He wears a light blue peaked cap resembling a beret, a long-sleeved white shirt with a turtleneck, an azure sash (perhaps an obi) wound three times about his waist, black trousers and brown shoes. As a Chimera Ant, Kite is a girl with long red hair, purple eyes, and freckles covering her face. She has a rat-like tail and she wears black leather suit and pants
Hunter X Hunter (Anime)
- Japanese : Yuji Kishi (1999 series), Shuichi Ikeda (2011 series)
- English : Adam Hunter (1999 series), ??? (2011 series)