The ant king playing 4D chess

Name: Meruem, sometimes translated as Meryem, also known as ''King'' (king of ants)
Origin: Hunter X Hunter
Gender: Male
Classification: Chimera Ant, King of Ants, Nen User
Age: Unknown
Powers and Abilities: Super strength, speed, durability, endurance, agility, stamina, dexterity, can the of others and gain their abilities by devouring them, expert hand-to-hand combatant, can multiply his body parts (like his hands or his tail), the ability to use Nen, can use his Nen for various other offensive and defensive purposes (see Notable Attacks/Techniques for more information) | Can fly (via growing himself wings with shapeshifting), can use "Rage" to fire energy blasts, with his En activated he can read the emotions of people either by touching them or by looking into their eyes
Weaknesses: Is torn apart between his "ant" and "human" side as a result of his relationship with Komugi, although this no longer seems to be the case
Destructive Capacity: Small city level+ (could tear his own arm off) | City level (vaporized a hill with a Rage Blastupon sensing his auraKnuckle stated that an entire nation's army would be needed in order to take him downThe Rose is a hilariously common piece of military technology)
Range: Average human melee range, several hundred meters with projectiles
Speed: Massively hypersonic (could perceivealbeit barelyNetero's attacks) | At least massively hypersonic (became much faster after absorbing his Royal Guards) possibly light-speed (he may or may not be as fast as his En) light-speed with his En (is composed of photons)
Durability: Small city level+ (survived Netero's rose bomb) | City level (after absorbing the power of his Royal Guards, his overall power was significantly boosted)
Lifting Strength: Class 50+ | At least Class 50+
Striking Strength: Class PJ | Class PJ+
Stamina: Extremely large, Meruem can fight for a long time without showing signs of exhaustion
Standard Equipment: Nothing notable
Intelligence: Highly skilled fighter, genius - he was able to beat several champions from a certain game type shortly after learning about the game itself from books
Notable Attacks/Techniques:

- Nen: The ability to use and manipulate the vital energy (Aura) present in the body of the user. Aura is an energy produced by all living bodies vital for survival. The loss of one's aura is losing the energy keeping the body alive, resulting in death. Although the production of an aura is unconscious and constant by all living beings, it is more than just 'leaky energy'. Aura carries with it the desires and emotions of the one who deploys it, which is what allows Nen to have incredible versatility for those who develop their skill at using it. Nen is also heavily influenced by mental condition and state. There are six types of aura, and every individual is born with a natural affinity for one of these six different aura types.

  • Aura Synthesis: Meruem's original ability gives him strength through consumption. Meruem's aura grows every time he devours a Nen-user, with their aura synthesizing to his own.


  • Shapeshifting: After absorbing large parts, he was able to use Yupi's ability to transform. Through this, he can give himself wings, extra eyes, and limbs, and even recompose his entire body structure.


  • Rage Blast: After absorbing large parts of Yupi, he gained Yupi's ability to use "Rage" in a concentrated blast of aura.


  • Spiritual Message: An ability that Mereum gained after absorbing large parts of him, It allows him to transmute his aura into photons. Each photon maintains his aura, allowing Meruem to measure the shape, quality, emotion, and other informational content about the things the photons interact with, and as stated by Welfin and Pouf, he can know everything, even lies. The precision of the information he can gather depends on the number of photons directed at the object of interest.

Notable OBD Victories:

- Hakai Banchou (Kongou Banchou) - Hakai Profile
- Priscilla (Claymore) - Priscilla Profile

Notable OBD Losses:

Akuma (Street Fighter) - Akuma Profile
- Aokiji (One Piece) - Aokiji Profile
- Gilgamesh (Fate Stay Night) - Gilgamesh Profile
Jellal (Fairy Tail) - Jellal Profile
- Sensui (Yu Yu Hakusho) - Sensui Profile
- Son Goku (Dragonball) - Kid Goku Profile
- Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho) - Yusuke Urameshi Profile
- Zekka (Battle Angel Alita Last Order) - Zekka Profile


Key: Pre-Rose Meruem | Post-Rose Meruem