Who is Nataxa da Silva

Silva Zoldyck

"Never overreach your limits ...! Make your move only when you're 100% positive you can make the kill. Otherwise, bide your time ... !! It's foolish to show your hand when the odds are against you."

- Silva's philosophy as an assassin in "September 10th: Part 2"

Silva Zoldyck

Portrayal

English Voice

Glenn Howard (1999)
Chris Tergliafera (2011)

Debuts

Characteristics

Gender

times

Eye Color

Hair Color

White (1999)
Light Blond (2011)

General status

Occupation

Zoldyck Assassin
Head of the Zoldyck Family

Nen

Silva Zoldyck (シ ル バ ゠ ゾ ル デ ィ ッ ク, Shiruba Zorudikku) is the current head of the Zoldyck Family and the father of Killua.[2]

Appearance

Silva is a tall, muscular man in extremely good physical condition. He has long, silver-blond hair with deep blue cat-like eyes. He is always dressed in a sleeveless or short-sleeved shinobi shōzoku outfit and wears a pair of wristbands.

Personality

Silva is a stoic, calm, and pensive person. Silva has little shown interaction with his son Killua, but he holds him in high esteem and has made Killua the heir to the family. Silva later realized that Killua didn't share his passion for assassination, and allowed his son to go with Gon on their journey to find his father, but only because he saw it as a crucial step in Killua's development as the heir to the Zoldyck Family .[2] He is shown to dislike Zeno's somewhat windbag attitude and reminds himself to ignore half of everything Zeno says whenever Zeno has a new experience to talk about.

According to Killua, Silva worked carefully as an assassin. It is Silva's logic that Zoldyck assassins should not move until victory is guaranteed; until then, they should wait.[3]

Despite being a cold assassin to the core, he doesn't seem to be entirely devoid of compassion, as he rescinded the lookout orders on Killua and Alluka given to his butlers after watching (through a camera) their emotional fraternal moment, possibly touched by the event. Additionally, he decided to have his first fatherly conversation with Killua, asking him about everything that happened to him during the Hunter Exam, demonstrating an interest in him, and affectionately tussling his hair, although this could be interpreted as Silva simply faking affection to ensure Killua would return as the heir to the Zoldyck Family.

Background

Silva is Zeno's only son and was born from an unnamed mother. He's also the only great-grandson of Maha. Not much is known about his childhood, but he was trained since a very young age in the art of assassination, which gave him such abilities such as strong resistance to almost all types of poisons and high tolerance to electricity. Later on in his life, he married his wife Kikyo, a fellow assassin, and fathered five children with her. At some point prior to the start of the series, he killed an unknown member of the Phantom Troupe[4] and fought their leader, Chrollo Lucilfer.[5]

plot

Zoldyck Family arc

Silva makes his first appearance having a father and son conversation with Killua. He asks Killua about the new friends that he met during the Hunter Exam and what he thinks of the Hunter Exam. Killua says that he never really wanted to be a Hunter, but he really enjoyed the exam and the company of his new-found friends. Silva claims that since he himself was raised to be an assassin by his parents, so he has raised Killua the same way. He admits to Killua he has failed to realize how different they are, and says he wants Killua to be happy by doing whatever he pleases because Killua is first and foremost a person in his own right, and not just Silva's son.[2]

Silva allows Killua to be reunited with his friends but not before having Killua take a blood oath not to betray any of them. After Killua has left, Silva is seen arguing with his wife, Kikyo. She disapproves of his decision to allow Killua to leave them again, so soon, with his friends, saying that Illumi tried so hard to bring Killua back home and that this is the decisive and critical moment to find out if he deserves to be their successor . But he tells her that since she understands what's at stake, she should stop talking. Laughing sinisterly, he claims that he knows Killua will return home one day because he is his son.[2]

Yorknew City arc

Several months later, Silva appears in York New City together with Zeno as two of the assassins hired by the Mafia Community. They are paid to assassinate the Phantom Troupe's members.[6] While the assassins are meeting some members of the Mafia in the auction building to learn what their task will be, Kurapika notices that Silva and Zeno are at a different level than the rest. Silva says he and Zeno are going to work in their own way without accepting orders from others.[7] Not long afterward, a large number of Mafia gangsters are killed in a short time by the Phantom Troupe, causing panic among the Mafia leaders in the building. Silva throws a punch at the wall, making a big noise and a hole, to silence them while Zeno warns them of the danger posed by the enemies.[8]

The two Zoldycks immediately start to search for the enemies inside the building using Zeno's En. They find Chrollo in the basement. Silva tells his father that Chrollo can steal others' abilities then they attack him together. At first, they quickly gain the upper hand, but Chrollo suddenly draws a Ben's knife and makes a small cut on Silva's left arm. Realizing that it is a poisonous knife, he ties a strand of hair around his left upper arm to stop the poison from spreading throughout the body and assures Zeno that there is no problem. Chrollo is somewhat surprised because he does not seem to be affected by the poison, as only 0.1 gram of the poison is needed to paralyze a whale. Zeno deduces that Chrollo is a Specialist and that even if Chrollo can steal another's Nen