Illumi from Hunter x Hunter and Dimitri From Fire Emblem: Three Houses (AKA voice actor Chris Hackney) will be appearing at St Pete Comic Con 2023

Voice actor, Chris Hackney, who voices popular characters like Illumi from Hunter x Hunter and Dimitri from Fire Emblem: Three Houses is scheduled to appear at St Pete Comic Con 2023 on January 7-8. The convention will be held at the Coliseum in historic St. Petersburg, Florida. Hackney is also known for voicing characters in popular media like Genshin Impact and Jujutsu Kaisen.

Our Favorite Chris Hackney Characters

In honor of Hackney appearing at St Pete Comic Con 2023, here are our top 8 favorite Hackney characters.

  1. Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  2. Kamisato Ayato in Genshin Impact
  3. F. Scott Fitzgerald in Bungo Stray Dogs
  4. Pah-chin in Tokyo Revengers
  5. Haruta Shigemo in Jujutsu Kaisen
  6. Illumi in Hunter x Hunter
  7. Deepa in Boruto
  8. Yuito Sumeragi in Scarlet Nexus

Favorite Character #1: Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd from Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a game that released in 2019. It is a strategy, role-playing game. In the game you get to choose between three separate houses: the Black Eagles, the Blue Lions, or the Golden Deer. Dimitri, who Hackney voices, is the leader of the Blue Lions. Dimitri is is the heir to the throne of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus. After being the sole survivor in the tragedy of Duscur, where the entire royal family was killed except him, he is haunted visions of those that died. Dimitri is kind hearted, naïve, and sometimes a little bit too formal. His’s story as the game progresses will change depending on the route the player chooses. Dimitri makes his return in the new game Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes released in June 2022, also voiced by Hackney.

Watch this video of Dimitri in the sequel game Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes by Unpunk.

Favorite Character #2: Kamisato Ayato from Genshin Impact

Kamisato Ayato is a character in Genshin Impact, an anime styled, open world, action game. The game encourages the players to collect characters by having them roll for characters by chance with gaccha game mechanics. While the game can be free to play, players have the greatest chance of obtaining a character by making purchases. Hackney’s character, Ayato, is a recent addition to the game that uses a sword and the Hydro (water) element to fight. Ayato is the head of the Kamisato clan and the leader of the Yashiro Commission. He is serious and cunning but also has a playful side. He doesn’t like to make public appearances and is always busy, but Ayato does enjoy making time to play cards or have a “beetle battle” with another character, Arataki Itto. He is also known to be fiercely loyal and cares deeply about the well being of Inazuma.

Watch the Character teaser for Ayato from Genshin Impact.

Favorite Character #3: F. Scott Fitzgerald from Bungo Stray Dogs

F Scott Fitzgerald is from Bungo Stray Dogs. Bungo Stray Dogs is an anime where most of the characters are named after real authors from history with “superpowers” inspired by the real written works of said authors. Fitzgerald is leader of an American criminal organization called the Guild. The Guild attempts to kidnap the main character Atsushi and is defeated by the Armed Detective Agency and the Port Mafia. Fitzgerald’s power is called the Great Fitzgerald, named to hint at the book The Great Gatsby, where the more money he spends the greater his power and strength will be.

Watch this video of different clips throughout the series to see Fitzgerald in action from Daikiomi.

Favorite Character #4: Pah-Chin from Tokyou Revengers

Tokyo Revengers is an anime where the main character, Takemichi, is transported exactly 12 years into the past and attempts to change the future after his middle school girlfriend is brutally murdered in by the gang he was once a part of. Pah-chin is a character in the past that Takemichi meets. He is one of the founding members of the Tokyo Manji Gang (Toman) and acts as the Captain of the third division in Toman. Pah-chin is like the brute force of the captains in Toman because he aggressively reacts to things. Pah-chin is extremely proud, and is not considered very smart. However, he is a loyal friend who will not hesitate to support or defend his friends, even if it will be detrimental to himself.

Watch this clip by Dark Tobi of Pah-chin to get a glimpse of what he’s like.

Favorite Character #5: Haruta Shigemo from Jujutsu Kaisen

Haruta Shigemo is an antagonist in Jujutsu Kaisen. Jujutsi Kaison follows the story of its main character, Yuuji Itadori, and how he fits into the world of jujutsu sorcerers after eating a cursed finger that unlocks his sorcerer powers and makes him a vessel for the demon Sukuna. Eventually Geto, the major antagonist Jujutsu Kaisen, launches an attack on the school Itadori attends in an attempt to capture him. Haruto Shigemo is a part of the group Geto leads and participates in the attack. Shigemo is a powerful sorcorer, however he prioritizes his own safety and wants above everything else and will only fight when he views the opponent as weaker than himself. He also tends to act very childish and is known to exhibit glee when murdering people.

Watch this video of clips of characters in Jujutsu Kaisen to meet Haruta and other characters from AnimeTakes.

Favorite Character #6: Illumi from Hunter x Hunter

Illumi, from Hunter x Hunter, is the older brother of Killua Zoldyck, the best friend of the main protagonist Gon. Illumi  grew up as the oldest child in a family of assassins. He is able to change his form by sticking pins in his body and using this ability, he infiltrates the hunter exam under the name Gittarackur and until he can confront Killua in the exam. Illumi continues to appear repeatedly as a villain. He typically exhibits very little emotion and tends to act ruthlessly to reach his goals by any means.

Watch this video of Illumi from Hisoka.

Favorite Character #7: Deepa from Boruto

Deepa is part of the criminal organization in Boruto called the Kara. Deepa is sadistic and battle crazed. He also loves to be destructive and go all out against his opponents. His powers include being able to control the molecular-bonding of any carbon he is exposed to, meaning he can essentially turn his body metallic into something like steel and he can manipulate raw carbon near him and turn it into shapes.

Watch this video of Deepa against Boruto and the rest of Team 7  from Vizmedia.

Favorite Character #8: Yuito Sumeragi from Scarlet Nexus

Hackney voices Yuito Sumeragi in both the game and the anime of Scarlet Nexus. Yuito the main protagonist and has always dreamed of joining the Other Suppression Force. He is from a prestigious family of politicians. Yuito is also optimistic and kind but stubborn. He uses an ability called psychokinesis, which allows him to throw things at enemies.

Here’s a video of cutscenes from the first chapter of the game to introduce Yuito from BuffMaister.

Meet Chris Hackney at St Pete Comic Con 2023

You’ll have the chance to meet Chris Hackney at St Pete Comic Con in St. Petersburg, Florida January 7-8. It’s being held at The Coliseum, in historic downtown and the the same location as St Pete Comic Con 2022. St Pete Comic Con tickets are on sale.

Need help finding conventions in Florida?

Florida Comic Cons provides the Con Calendar, a curated calendar of upcoming conventions. Each convention listing includes in-depth info about the event like guests, artists and cosplay contests. In addition, there are lots of helpful links for things like buying tickets, registering as a vendor and learning more about characters.

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Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, a free monthly mag full of cosplayer photos and interviews

Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, published by Florida Comic Cons, is a free monthly publication that spotlights cosplayers in The Sunshine State. The magazine includes interviews, character backgrounds, and, of course, lots of cosplayer images. Here are the most recent 2022 issues, which also includes a special edition on St. Pete Comic Con 2022.

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