|The Ten Dons|
|Debut:||Chapter 99, Episode 62 (1999)|
The Ten Dons is the nickname for the 10 leaders of the Mafia Community which runs the underground auction. They have territories in 10 regions across the 6 continents of the known world of Hunter x Hunter. Since there are 10 of them, most people call them the Ten Dons. It is only around the time of the underground auction that they gather together to discuss their plans and issue orders. And the ones who carry out those orders are their elite bodyguards, the Shadow Beasts, a group of the best 10 fighters within the Mafia.
After the Phantom Troupe massacres a large number of Mafiosi and auction clients in Yorknew City, the Dons send the Shadow Beasts to deal with them, not knowing who they are. When the Shadow Beasts are killed subsequently, they put large bounties on the Troupe's heads and hire professional assassins, including Zeno and Silva Zoldyck, to eliminate the Troupe's members. Their plan nearly succeeds--the Troupe's leader Chrollo Lucilfer is almost killed--but fails at the last minute because in a countermove Chrollo previously hired other members of the Zoldyck Family--Maha, Illumi and Kalluto--to assassinate them, a mission that is accomplished. Because of their deaths, Zeno and Silva no longer consider Chrollo a target, spare his life, and leave Yorknew City.