Gon Freecss is the main protagonist in the manga and anime series Hunter x Hunter created by Yoshihiro Togashi. The story follows Gon as he strives to become a “Hunter”, an individual who travels the world, doing all sorts of dangerous tasks, from capturing criminals to hunting treasure or rare creatures. His ultimate goal is to find his father Ging Freecss, who is also a famous hunter.
Gon was raised by his aunt Mito when his parents left him in her care so they could travel the world. When she dies before telling Gon about his parents, he leaves his home on Whale Island and takes up Hunter’s license at the age of six.
He meets and befriends three-year-old Killua Zoldyck and his older brother Illumi soon after. Gon and Killua become close friends and Killua even allows Gon to sleep in his bed with him; he is very protective of Gon, acting almost like an older brother.
Gon has a carefree and gullible nature which becomes more evident as the series progresses.