Kurapika (クラピカ Kurapika) is one of the four main protagonists in the series Hunter × Hunter. He seeks vengeance for his bloody past, and his eyes glow a beautiful and covetted scarlet when emotional.
Kurapika is a level-headed and intelligent individual, possessing vast knowledge. He is reticent; not one to open up to people easily and quite judgmental. His distance from others initially keeps him level-headed and moralistic, but his heart has been poisoned with sadness and hatred. Having been traumatized from losing everyone he loved at the age of twelve, Kurapika closes his heart to new people and remains introverted as to stay focused on his goal. Though Kurapika outwardly states that he desires to become a Blacklist Hunter and his ultimate goal is to capture the band of thieves that massacred his family, his fury allows him to compromise his personal morality and delve into the squalid side of society.
After becoming a professional Hunter, Kurapika starts upon a self-destructive path. His anger leads him to commit villainous acts of wrath as catharsis for his pain. Kurapika's reserved demeanor makes him very ruthless and unreasonable, but his friends are the only ones able to slightly settle his seething enough for him to think rationally. Even so, he considers his friendships to be a weakness hindering him from succeeding in his aims.
Kurapika is a member of the Kurta Clan. As a child, Kurapika almost fell from a cliff if not the interfering of his best friend, Pairo. While he was unharmed, his friend Pairo had completely harmed his legs and both of his eyes which is getting worse everyday. This affects Kurapika by feeling guilty of the incident. Considered this his own fault, he decided to solve it by going to the outside world and bring the best doctor to cure him. Reaching the Kurta clan's elder and asking to go to the outside world, only to refused as always by the former and get angered by the latter. After the argument, he talked to Pairo and they had a conversation about the "mysterious" world which give Kurapika some clues and facts.
At some point, they saved a female outsider called Shilah, and as a thanks she gives them a book about the outside world which they read it together and keep it preciously. After the outsider girl left, Kurapika went to the elder asking him about the book (knowing that he stole it). Having an argument again, he finally accept him to take the test. Studying hard and passing all the tests successfully, the elder give him some conditions and proving last test, in which he has to go shopping never revealing his eyes, and having a partner. Kurapika choose Pairo, much to everyone shock. After finally leaving for the last test, and on the journey way, Pairo eventually fall asleep and Kurapika declared that he will pass the test and that he will go to the outside world, bringing a doctor, and next time they go, it will be them together.
Eventually, the clan is approached by the Phantom Troupe for their valuable eyes, massacred everyone on it leaving behind scores of dead bodies with eyes gouged out in their wake. As the last surviving member of his clan, Kurapika vows to gain back all the stolen eyes of his people and to arrest all of the members of the Troupe.