Is he an ancestor of Ging and Gon? What is probably his story aside from being the author of the Book which talked about the Dark Continent?

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    @Dimitrimx we do? as of the last chapter we just found out that don was a Freecs. Can you site which chapter says he's Gon's grandfather?
    – ton.yeung
    Jun 25 '14 at 14:52
  • @ton.yeung Seems if been mixing up fan theorys and actual reading of the manga. my bad.
    – Dimitri mx
    Jun 25 '14 at 21:09
  • I have a slight, slight feeling, you know just a small feeling Don is Gon's mom, IDK maybe. Togashi gets crazy sometimes. Maybe they combined their names to form Gon? Anyway, that's a bit cheesy. But it could be if the plant mentioned in the manga could actually stop someone from aging. It's a small possibility though, thinking she's 300 years old. BRAHHH I'm just so anxious about this I hope togashi resumes already.
    – user16339
    Aug 16 '15 at 14:50
  • I think that the whole series has the "heroe's Journey" that many animes follow, so in comparison with other animes like Dragon Ball, I suppose that the 300 hundred old Don Freecs (old relative to Gon) should serve as a purpose of a kind of Mutten Roshi or Kaiosama if Netero was the HXH equivalent to Mutten Roshi.
    – user25583
    Jun 10 '16 at 0:22

Don Freecss is a character mentioned to have written a guide to the dark continent in two parts: East and West. The association has had a copy of East. West has not been seen. Ging claimed that is because Don is still writing West, and thus is still alive. East was written 300 years ago.

If Ging is correct, then these are valid assumptions:

  1. Don must be over 300 years old making him the oldest known character.
  2. The Dark Continent is notoriously dangerous so Don must be strong or well protected to reside there.
  3. Freecss is the last name of Ging and Gon so Don is likely related to them through Ging's father.
  4. As Nen slows aging and is the major source of combat power in the series, Don is likely a very power Nen user.
  5. As the Dark Continent is noted for having new/strange fauna and flora including powerful medicial plants, it is possible that his environment could greatly impact who the character is and provide a cause for his long lifespan.

That is all we know and can safely infer from the manga. There are fan theories surrounding him but at this point we don't know anything else.

  • Do you know what chapter this was mentioned in?
    – Killua
    Jan 5 '15 at 22:03
  • 344 I think. I don't have it right now so refered to the wiki to confirm memory.
    – kaine
    Jan 5 '15 at 22:05
  • Also it has been mentioned the new continent holds herbs that can cure anything and cause immortality. Don may have succeeded in finding and eating those.
    – Quikstryke
    Jan 5 '15 at 22:07
  • @Quikstryke I will add something to that effect.
    – kaine
    Jan 5 '15 at 22:08
  • Yup, found it, if you want a source: Chapter 344, pages 19-20.
    – Killua
    Jan 6 '15 at 1:35

I guess Don Freecs (grandfather of Gon) is someone who possessed Gon while he is in his fight against Pitou. Remember Gon was innocent and calm, and yet he become stubborn and fast temper. Maybe the author expresss the similar version of his another series like the Yu Yu Hakushou, when Yusuke being possessed by his father who were the most powerful person in the series in his prime.

Another hint that I can contribute is the gap between Gon and Don. Don somehow mention that he was 300 years (impossible) of age, close enough to like of the father of Yusuke in his another series. There is also other part of the world (Dark Continent) similar to his other series.

Don maybe the strongest character in HxH, who knows, he lives in a secret side of the world.


An ancestor of Ging, who obtained the immortality "curse" from the dark continent, or is still alive by some other means.

This is shown when Ging stated that he(Don) was still alive after 300 years. As such, Don is still alive by some means.

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    Please back up your answer by reasoning and example from the series.
    – nhahtdh
    Dec 15 '14 at 1:01
  • What other reasoning do you need? Ging stated that he was still alive after 300 years. As such, he is still alive by some means. This is common sense, honestly. Have you read the manga?
    – jass93
    Dec 15 '14 at 10:47
  • Ging stated that he was still alive after 300 years. As such, he is still alive by some means. Please edit your answer to include that in. We want a slightly long answer, where your theory is backed up by some details from the manga, not just a single-line conclusion.
    – nhahtdh
    Dec 15 '14 at 12:56
  • Not a problem, I'll add that in.
    – jass93
    Dec 16 '14 at 23:50

I have a feeling that Don is an ancestor to both Gon and Ging. But I have a feeling that he is going to help Gon restore the ability to use nen and it could be possible that he could have been part of Gon's Transformation.

  • We're looking for longer, primarily fact-based answers, do you have some resources you can cite to back up your answer?
    – giraffesyo
    Oct 28 '15 at 2:25

My guess is that Don Freecss is the great grandfather of Gon or later since over 300 years, many generations could've passed.

Now the question is, who is Don Freecss?

Don Freecss is a novel writer. I don't think he is involved in Gon's transformation. Why? If he was involved in it, then the transformation could have been a power passed over generations and generations and the Freecs family could've been the most powerful nen users.

Don Freecss was a nen user, but we can't confirm if all parts of this anime are related to Yu Yu Hakusho. That would be a crime. Don Freecss carries the characteristics of Ging Freecss, if you compare them. For example, Don travels a lot to discover new things like Ging does.

Don Freecss is probably an Enhancer. Why? The Zoldyck family has similarities in Nen. They are usually Transmuters or Manipulators. The only (rare) Enhancer in the family is the great great grandfather of Killua. Ging would be an Enhancer or Transmuter. I took the information by personality by Hisoka; I have not read it well yet, but Ging posseses the characteristics of an Enhancer and Transmuter.

Don Freecss's appearance is not yet revealed but my guess is that he looks slightly like Ging.

I agree with the theory that he may still be alive somewhere farther than the Dark Continent.

I believe he is immortal since Freecsses are amazing.

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