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I don't believe the hunter is seeking out a "paleblood." In the beginning, as the hunter falls unconscious, they can hear a female voice say, "Ah, so you've found yourself a paleblood." The hunter is also instructed, via one of the notes left to them by messengers in the Dream, to end the loop by hunting down and killing the cause of it, which leads me to believe that the hunter is a paleblood.
The doll never says that
That voice I believe actually says "you found yourselves a hunter".
Same here. My and my friends always are putting the souls character against the hunter and we call the Bloodborne protagonist Platblood and the souls one Ashen One obviously
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Couldn't the "disease" they Hunter arrives to cure also be their selected origin? The Doll says to the Hunter upon meeting her, "You will hunt beasts, and I will be here for you, to embolden your sickly spirit." I always understood this to imply that it's not their physical body that is ill, but perhaps their consciousness is troubled by something. After all, it wasn't until around the Victorian era that people started to try and rationalize things like mental illness. It was also about the time that "alienists," the archaic term for psychologists and psychiatrists, became commonplace in developed nations in order to understand the more insidious afflictions presenting themselves within a more stabilized civilization.

A major narrative trend in Bloodborne is rebirth through sacrifice, and I wonder if the traveler turned Hunter also intended to reinvent themselves. Maybe this is the implication of the "Childhood's Beginning" ending--the Hunter absolves themselves of their dark past, but in doing so erases their very humanity, similarly to many other characters in the game, but perhaps in doing so, they provide for the rest of mankind a chance of understanding how to heal the "sickly spirit." It just took a ton of *****ed up experiments for this knowledge to finally be obtained...
This theory could be supported by the description of the traveler's hood the hunter starts out with, stating something along the lines of: "Perhaps its wearer had to stay out of sight, and travel by cover of darkness."

I picked the military background, so one possibility is that my Hunter was escaping his country because of PTSD. He had to wear a black hood and travel by the cover of darkness because he would be seen as a deserter by his people.
What if the hunter is from the land of Ashina? After all the hunter is from a foreign land and the cut dialog from the beginning suggests that his family was effected by a disease. Maybe the dragon rot from sekiro. Just a far fetched thought
The hunter is one of the most blessed people in the game. They get nothing but "motherly" love from nearly all sources. The doll always awaits the hunter to come home. Iosefka(and imposter) is relieved the moment she sees the hunter unharmed. Arianna offers her special blood to aid them. Adella sees them as their savior. The old woman eventually treats you like family. Annalise turns down the offer of marriage and considers the hunter "...dear to us. We would see no harm befall thee." Maria just didn't want to let go. Adeline dedicates the last of her life to pass on knowledge to the hunter. Kos lifts the curse to the one who liberated her child. Ebrietas forgave the hunter otherwise she would've attacked on site. Yharnam gives you final access to traverse ever changing labyrinths to build power and nods her head in approval towards you once you slay Mergo. Lastly, assuming it's female, the Moon presence comes for the hunter to be their "surrogate." Yes, I believe the hunter was chosen by nearly everything that is or had potential to be a mother.
Oops I forgot about Eileen who rushes to the rescue of the hunter without any hesitation.
That was a awesome theory
I...Imposter? Sus?