Professions play a big role in the world of Hunter אּ Hunter. Its an area that basically defines what your character does for a living. Reputation (as seen in the topic reply below) may vary depending on the profession you select.
Just because your character has a profession doesn't necessarily mean that they cannot conduct other tasks from other types of professions. They are free to do so.
אּHunters AssociationThe Hunters Association is responsible for the testing and licensing of "Hunter," a person that has proven themselves through rigorous examination to be an elite member of humanity. With the passing of the examination, a Hunter is rewarded with a license to go almost anywhere in the world or do almost anything. Typically, Hunters devote themselves to tracking down priceless items, mystical places, and the unseen wonders of the world. This association also acts like a balance to keep peace throughout the world.[/font]
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- Hunter License
•95% of all public facilities can be used at no cost. Furthermore, all such services are provided at first class
• Unrivaled freedom to travel around the world. Access is granted to about 90% of countries which normally restrict the entry of outsiders, and access to 75% of areas that the general public is prohibited from entering
• Almost no legal responsibility for murder
• The ability to sell the Hunter License as a valuable collector's item. Though only the original owner of a Hunter License can take advantage of the normal benefits, it can be still sold for a large amount.
• Access to the secret Hunters Only Website, where secret intelligence about various subjects, uploaded by other Hunters, can be purchased
• The owner of a Hunter License can accept missions from the Hunter Association. He might even be offered some if his reputation is good enough.
• The card automatically raises its owners reputation to Rank G during use- in-RP. This means that taking out their license will get a hunter recognized and treated specially by most others as if they were Rank G, it does not make the hunters themselves a rank G character and does not allow them to take higher ranked missions.
• The legal owner of a Hunter's license has to be a member of the hunters association making his name more easy to find out.
• The card is very valuable and therefore frequently targeted by thieves.
• The card will under no circumstances be replaced.
• People starting with a Hunter license don't get to start with a mobile phone, a survival kit, or a laptop.
Types of Hunters
Archeological Hunters are dedicated to uncovering ruins and reviving ancient societies. When it comes to finding out the histories of the world through the cities of the olden times, Archeological Hunters are most definitely in their element.
Beast Hunters are Hunters that feel a deep love for nature; their job involves the study and preservation of undiscovered animal species, venturing to the furthest corners of the globe in order to discover the natural world in it's entirety.
Blacklist Hunters dedicate their skills to tracking down dangerous and wanted criminals. Aspiring Blacklist Hunters often have intentions of justice or revenge, although many do it simply for the wealth gained from the profession.
They find rich people and make deals/contracts with them, the work itself does not matter as long as these Hunters are able to make money, and lots of it. It isn't fair to just call these people greedy but the lures of coin are definitely what drives them onwards.
The goal of a Gourmet Hunter is to find and collect rare ingredients, then bring their flavors to life by using new and creative styles of cooking recipes. It isn't true that all Gourmet Hunters are Gourmands themselves, great cooks or the like, but it's definitely true that a lot of them are.
Information Hunters are Hunters who love knowledge of all sorts and will go to great lengths to uncover rare or hidden bits of information. Common activities for Information Hunters include searching for rare books, hacking to retrieve protected data, and tracking down people who know desired facts.
Catered toward the musically talented, Music Hunters are ones in pursuit of rare musical pieces. Music Hunters are not only dedicated with the pursuit of musical pieces, they often compose their own pieces as well and go searching throughout the world for artistic creativity or inspiration, obtaining it however they can.
Hunters with government jobs subcontracted to them from the Hunters Association. Depending on the difficulty of the job and risks involved, Temp Hunters are guaranteed a certain sum for whatever job taken. As such, many Hunters choose to make this their career and are subsequently ridiculed by professional Hunters for doing so.
Treasure Hunters scour the world in search of rare and valuable items. It doesn't matter if the item is old, new, owned or lost, these men and women will find anything that is rare and valuable and do whatever it takes to obtain it, sometimes even buying these items from other people or, if there is no other way, maybe even using more underhanded means...
Hunters who have vast knowledge of computers and specialize in working with the Internet and dealing with cyber crimes.
Hunters who specialize in discovering and cultivating new talents, such as low-ranking individuals into influential politicians or into leaders of corporations. This type of hunter does not often see action, but those in this profession can go on to become some of the most powerful people in the world by cultivating its leaders.
Hunters that work in the waters to help preserve marine wildlife or ecosystems.
Hunters who specialize in dealing with all forms of illnesses or plagues, especially the more dangerous diseases. Vast medical knowledge is often needed for members of this profession.
Youth and Beauty Hunters:
Hunters whose main goal is to maintain the beauty of people and make them look younger despite their age.
Hunters that work to locate lost individuals or objects. Their duties can range from locating missing civilians to recovering kidnapped politicians to helping free war prisoners.
Crime Hunters dedicate themselves to keeping the world clean by putting a stop to all sorts of crime, whether on a political level or at a more hands-on scale. Crime Hunters differentiate themselves from Blacklist Hunters in that not all of their targets would be considered wanted, and might not even be considered a single person or group as much as a movement or a society. Many Crime Hunters are members of the Nen Police.
Differ from regular hunters in that Amateur Hunters are not official hunters. Rather, they work underneath a true hunter of their desired profession and learn from them until they are ready to take the exam.
- Note: This list is not all inclusive; other types of hunters do exist. Besides that, these professions only refer to what a certain hunter generally dedicates himself to. Many can and do take missions outside of their normal field of expertise.
אּNen PoliceThe Nen Police is a large group of specialists within the Hunter’s Association tasked with acting as international law enforcement throughout the many different continents in the Hunter אּ Hunter world. Unlike your ordinary law enforcement personnel, these individuals have knowledge of and utilize Nen. They usually make their appearance when facing criminals that utilize Nen. Very rarely do they attend normal cases (i.e. domestic violence, regular killing involving an individual utilizing a gun, and etc) unless otherwise stated. Only individuals who have qualified as hunters are eligible to become full officers of the nen police. The Nen Police are separated into three divisions which perform different functions.
Types of Nen Police
Investigative units with acquisition of information from public utilities, credit bureaus, computer databases, and historical detail from archive resources. They also assist in performing tactical crime analysis and liaison with non-law enforcement crime analysis units. They support the Assault Division by providing them with data on their targets and more, and frequently see field work despite not being primary combatants.
Assault units that also known as combat specialists when it comes down in cracking a case and taking action against said criminals. In some cases they also assist the Investigation Division depending on the task, though these men and women typically function as more of a SWAT unit than investigation and, as such, combat ability is an important factor for its members.
The Disciplinary Division is the most focused of the three divisions, being primarily charge of the Tower of Gehenna - a private prison near Swaldani City where many of the most dangerous criminals apprehended by hunters are incarcerated. However, they also have some authority in many detention facilities around the world. Other divisions and even hunters unrelated to the Nen Police frequently deal with the Disciplinary Division in order to imprison criminals they've captured, interrogate or research those already incarcerated there, and more. They are also the ones whom hunters wishing to hire inmates must go through in order to do so.
אּCriminal OrganizationsThroughout the Hunter אּ Hunter world there coexists various criminal organizations, those who compete with the other major organisations in the world
Types of Criminals
Those men and women who commit crimes in a city, in a town or simply just on a more localised levels. Their crimes can range from robbery to a murder but they very rarely have any kind of international awareness and are often hunted down by the lower levels of law enforcement, Hunters, or Nen Police. They also rarely have any kind of organisational backing, working alone or in small groups at most.
A profession which directly involves the taking of human lives in exchange for payment. Naturally being a line of work that thrives within the dark side of society, assassins typically operate in secret and go to great lengths to avoid notice by authorities. With no shortage of hatred and maliciousness amongst humanity, their clients come from all walks of life and professions so it is a flourishing, if highly dangerous, field. Assassins vary greatly themselves: some being little more than hitmen that will do whatever job asked of them for the right price while others take pride in their profession and practice moral behavior even in spite, or perhaps because, of the messy details involved in it.
Those criminals who are organised on a literally global scale, organised in family groups and units and are often highly cohesive and loyal to each other. Mafia Groups are common in every single continent and are wanted universally but they often are extremely wealthy and as a result are rarely prosecuted successfully.
The highest level of criminal and are almost universally grouped as Rank F or higher, International Criminals are those people who have had incidents on a global or at least multiple-continental scale. They often work solo or in small groups at most but they are all dangerous and are all hunted by higher-ranked Hunters the world over - their capture is a priority wherever they are spotted.
אּG5G5 is an international peacekeeping organization along the lines of the UN, founded by 5 Great Nations over 200 years ago. It's purpose is to promote international cooperation, human rights, economic development, protecting the environment, and more. More than 95% of the nations in the world are aligned with G5, although opinion over it is divided. The Hunter Association's upper echelon is generally in support of G5 which is one of its main sponsors. Many of the jobs handled by Temp Hunters and the like are requested by them directly.
אּMiscellaneousAnd for all those other roles in the Hunter X Hunter Universe this is the overhead that they fall under. There are far too many different things that fall under this grouping but some are far more common.
Types of Miscellaneous
The standard "every-man" of the world, civilians are those people who are doing whatever they like and living an everyday life, not a criminal, not a Hunter - they are the shop keepers, the workers, those people who stay at home and look after their families.
There are also those civilians who work for their local governments or for G5, such as military forces, general law enforcement, or various political positions.
Royals and Nobles:
A very select few, those people who are born as the "high class" in the world and who do very little all day, every day, besides being self-important and trying to be the aristocracy of the world.
אּMajyuuThe world of HunterxHunter is home to many kinds of monsters and beasts that are feared or even outright ignored by humanity. Among them are sentient species capable of both human speech and good judgment. To prevent them from being hunted by fanatics or the like, the international government, G5, has declared such species to be Majyuu, or Magical Beasts so long as they do not commit immoral or illegal actions. Even while protected, Majyuu are typically outcasts from society and are unable to move around easily because of their appearance.
Majyuu can have unique abilities, or even possess nen. For instance, Kiriko are able to alter their appearance to take the shape of humans and Chimera Ants can have unusual features (poison stingers, armor-like scales, multiple limbs, claws, night vision, etc.) inherited from the animals they received genes from. Player Characters that begin as Majyuu are considered just as strong as any human PC of the same level no matter what natural size or abilities they might possess. Anything like this which gives a Majyuu a noticeable advantage over a human character must be noted under Hatsu Abilities and will require AP to begin with, just like Hatsu.