Hunter is a young boy with pale blond hair that has a curly tuft on top, a red jacket over a white collared shirt with a black tie, black pants, black leather fingerless gloves, and red tennis shoes.
By the time of spending 6 months in the container, his hair has grown longer.
Role in the series
For the most part, Hunter had been lurking in the background for a good chunk of Season 1. In "Dog's Best Friend", Dizzy & Dee Dee were searching for a human to adopt at "the pet shop" (a coffee shop). Upon seeing Hunter, who was relaxing and drinking juice before deciding to trip the waiter as part of a cruel prank and laughing at him, both pups could sense something off about him and wisely decided he would not make a good pet.
He makes a prominent appearance in "The Nose Job", where he is revealed to be the mastermind behind the vandalizing of the park. It is also revealed that he has a hairless cat called Cuddles, whom he is sending out to record footage of the Dalmatians.
In "A Date with Destiny...Dallas and Déjà Vu", Hunter is talking to someone on the phone to make sure he won the competition that lets him hang around Triple-D in the studio, just to get a hair sample to see if it matches Pongo and Perdita's DNA.
In "Doggy Da Vinci", he begins seeing Da Vinci's art trending on the Internet, and is able to deduce it's one of the Dalmatians. He and Cuddles search for Da Vinci, and the events of the episode lead to Hunter learning where the Dalmatians live.
In "London, We Have a Problem", he befriends Dylan with their shared love for space. But it turns out only to be part of his plan to be allowed into the Dalmatians' home, where he proceeded to kidnap the puppies, save for Dylan and Dolly. When the puppies were rescued, he ended up in the shipping container meant for them and called his great-aunt Cruella to get him out.
He is eventually able to get out of the container in "Dante's Inferno", after being trapped in there for six months. However, that much time in there has affected his mental state, causing him to act like a dog at random instances. It is also officially confirmed that he can understand canine language when he is able to catch Dante. When he confronts Dolly & Dylan, he almost captures them, but gets distracted by a stick which Dylan grabbed to defend himself, allowing Dolly & Dylan to trap Hunter in a trash can and roll him down the street.
In "Better The De Vil You Know", Dizzy & Dee Dee appear to have taken a liking to Hunter, calling him "Mister Funny-Face". It also reveals, in the six months he was trapped in the container, Cruella did not call Hunter once. It also shows that Cruella is abusive towards Hunter, with Hunter's motivation being that he wants Cruella to notice him. He makes numerous attempts to capture the Dalmatians, but fails each time. He then gets a plan to hijack the Bus, which the Dalmatians are planning on using to evacuate to the country, using a hazmat suit to disguise his scent from Diesel. He is, however, foiled when Dylan, realizing his canine tendencies, distracts him with a belly rub and a chew toy, which he chases down the street. He is later cornered by Cruella, who plans to deal with the Dalmatians herself!
In "The De Vil Wears Puppies", the Dalmatians do not fear Hunter, thinking of him as a goofball. But he begins working with his great-aunt Cruella, as they lay siege to 101 Dalmatian Street. Hunter is able to pump hot air into the house to turn up the heat, as well as cut off the Dalmatians' water, and is able to cancel out the "World Wide Woof" by using a dog whistle. While trying to cut off the Dalmatians' food, Hunter gets distracted and begins chasing the postman through the park. During this chase, he finds the tunnel which Diesel dug and that Dizzy & Dee-Dee have crawled through it. Hunter is able to use their naive nature to get them to open the door to the House, allowing Cruella in. He is then able to catch Delilah in a net.
When the Dalmatians are delivered to the harbor, Hunter overhears that once they're in international waters, they'll dump the remains. This is when Hunter realizes that the Dalmatians would need to be killed in order to get their fur, making him see Cruella as the monster she is. She throws him in the cargo container with the rest of the pups with Cuddles cowardly siding with Cruella. In the cargo container, Hunter apologizes to them, admitting that he was only helping Cruella because he is alone in the world and just wanted to belong to someone, but sees the bond the Dalmatian family have with each other. Hunter is imprisoned in a cage with the other Dalmatians, but is able to escape when the canal crew distract Cruella, and lets the other puppies out of their cages as well. He then throws Cuddles overboard. During the battle, Dorothy is cornered, but Hunter picks her up. Cruella orders him to hand Dorothy to her, but Hunter finally stands up to Cruella and barks at her, causing her to fall into her own fur machine. Cruella is soon arrested, and the Dalmatians head home, with Hunter chasing after Cuddles like a dog, presumably to reprimand his pet for not helping him escape the crate.
- Some people believed he was the main antagonist, when in reality it was revealed he isn't. The actual main antagonist would appear in the finale of Season 1.
- In the episode "London, We Have a Problem", it is revealed that the main antagonist is Cruella de Vil, who is still alive and living in Switzerland, with Hunter following her orders to kidnap Dalmatians specifically related to Pongo & Perdita.
- Hunter has some similarities to Carlos De Vil from Descendants. Both are related to Cruella, have similar styles, both abused by her, both are able to speak Dog, and both of them defect from villainy and become good.
- Hunter also has some similarities to Alexandr Kallus from Star Wars Rebels. Both are working under a villain (Cruella, Empire), both get outsmarted by the heroes from time to time (Spectres, Dalmatians), gets their boss to turn on them (Cruella, Thrawn) and they later join the heroes to defeat the villain. Also, their allies (Dalmatians' friends, Rebellion) help to stop the villain on their evil schemes and also have an experience that changed their view on the heroes. (Surviving with Zeb for Kallus, spending in isolation for 6 months for Hunter)
- Unlike his great-aunt and the De Vil relatives, Hunter's hair isn't black and white, instead it is light blonde.