|1999 - 2011|
|Debut:||Chapter 16; Episode 13 (1999); Episode 08 (2011)|
|Japanese VA:|| Hiromi Sugino (1999); |
Masaki Aizawa (2011)
|Other VA:|| Adam Hunter (English, 2011): |
Richard Epcar (English, 2011)
Bendot (ベンドット) is a convict who serves a sentence of 199 years for robbery and murder in the Trick Tower. The examiner Lippo, who is also the Chief Warden of the tower, uses him and other prisoners to test the examinees. Bendot and four other long-term convicts then block Gon, Killua, Leorio, Kurapika and Tonpa's path when they are trying to reach the bottom of the tower and challenge them to a best-of-five series. For each hour they can stall the applicants, 1 year will be reduced from their sentences.
Bendot fights in the first match against Tonpa and he proposes a fight to the death. Tonpa however admits defeat immediately after the start signal to sabotage the efforts his fellow examinees. This is accidentally a wise decision on Tonpa's part because according to Killua, Bendot was probably a mercenary and would have tortured Tonpa without killing him until Phase Three is over to gain a full 72 year sentence reduction. He is later challenged by Killua, but seeing how the kid has killed Johness the Dissector so effortlessly, he dares not to take up the challenge. In the end, he has 50 years cut from his sentence.