|“||Normally, as people love and are loved, they feel happiness. When I am hated by people, that is when I feel happiness. And then I want to tear apart and inflict unimaginable harm to the things I love. But is that really all that strange, I wonder?||„|
|~ Pariston Hill, to Ging Freecss|
Pariston Hill is a Triple Star Hunter and both the former Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Hunters Association. He is also a former member of the Zodiacs with the codename “Rat”.
He is voiced by Hiroki Takahashi in the Japanese version, and by Kyle McCarley in the English version.
Pariston has medium-length, dark blond hair and brown eyes. He is known for his wide, cheerful smiles. Unlike the other members of the Zodiacs, he does not change his appearance to look like the animal that he represents. Instead, Pariston is always seen wearing luxurious suits and ties.
According to Ging Freecss, Pariston's personality is similar to Netero's and his own. Pariston is cheerful and always has a bright smile, making it quite impossible to read his thoughts and calculate his motives. This fact alone infuriates Cheadle Yorkshire. He likes to play around and enjoy himself. He is extremely sly and gets pleasure from destroying the what he loves most. Simultaneously, he is infuriated by and enjoys a rivalry with Ging; Pariston rarely hates anyone, though he does awful things to them and is curious to see what he would do to someone he hates, with Ging currently occupying that position.
Long before Netero's demise, Pariston attempted to take over the Hunter Association. Pariston was Vice-Chairman for three years. During this period, eighteen Hunters mysteriously disappeared, an average of six per year, in contrast to an average of 0.2 Hunters per year prior to Pariston's term. Mizaistom is convinced Pariston has ties with the underworld.