Characters / Katekyo Hitman Reborn The Arcobaleno

This is a listing of the Arcobaleno of Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. YMMV items and subjectives go in the YMMV page for the series. For the main character sheet see here.

The Arcobaleno as a whole

  • Badass Crew: Compromised of the most elite members of their respective fields.
  • Cool Pet: Each one has their own animal.
  • Cursed with Awesome/Blessed with Suck: The curse of the rainbow which turns them into babies to protect the cursed treasures and gives them new powers. It will eventually kill them and if it doesn't, they'll simply live on in a horrific undead state filled with revenge.
    • As of Chapter 406, the curse is removed. But due to the curse being there in the first place, the full Arcobaleno are stuck as babies but without the threat of death. Everyone except for Lal Mirch, who grew up instantly, will have to grow up a second time.
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Soul Jar: The pacifiers work as one, as forcibly removing it from them also strip them of their flames, along with their lives.
  • Super-Deformed: To the point that characters have difficulty imagining how they look in their (more realistic) adult bodies.

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    Reborn 

Reborn

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Voiced by: Neeko (Baby), Ken Narita (Adult)

The entire series is named after him, so Reborn must be important, right? Mhm. He's a famous infant home tutor who's trained and whipped useless kids like Dino and Tsuna into becoming suitable bosses for their families. Wait. How can an infant be the greatest hitman in the entire world? He's really the Sun Arcobaleno, which also means he's used to be an adult before he was (unfortunately or not), Cursed with Awesome. He gets off on making flawless headshots and threatening people with his trusty gun, or with his shapeshifting pet, Leon, depending on if you read the manga or watch the anime. Unlike the other males of the series who aren't already married, Reborn actually has women falling for him. He was the object of an Accidental Marriage. And he's a baby.


  • Beware The Cute Ones: Seriously.
  • Bishōnen: His adult form.
  • Blush Sticker
  • Boom, Headshot: His M.O.
  • Cassandra Truth: He actually mentions early on in the anime that he's an adult; Tsuna (justifiably) thinks he's just messing around.
  • Catch Phrase: "Ciaossu". Chaos, when an adult.
  • Character Title: If you've been paying attention, you'll notice his name is the last word on the title. If you have not... *CLAPCLAP* '''OI!!!
  • Cool Teacher: To Yamamoto in the Future Arc (in stark contrast to the way he treats Tsuna and Dino).
  • Cursed with Awesome: Was turned into an infant, but in exchange gained sweet new powers and a Cool Pet.
  • Deuteragonist: While Tsuna is the main protagonist of the series, Reborn is definitely the deuteragonist of the series, and one of the most recurring characters in both the manga and anime.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Tsuna and Dino are the only ones able to tell how much of a Magnificent Bastard he actually is.
  • Enfante Terrible
  • First Aid Kit
  • The Gunslinger: From what little of his fighting was shown he seems to be both Type B (The Vaporizer) and C (The Woo). But mostly C.
  • Hates Being Touched: Physically harms Tsuna when he tries, and rebukes Haru's request for a hug. He doesn't mind when Yamamoto does it, which Tsuna is annoyed by.
  • Head Pet: Leon.
  • Hypocrite: He always pushes Tsuna to succeed and never lets him give up. Reborn meanwhile has long since given up on finding a cure for his curse.
  • Infant Sleep Cycle
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: His special attack "Chaos Shot" allows him to hit the opponent even after the bullet has been shot into the ground.
  • Is That What He Told You?
  • Magic Bullets: In Dying Will and Rebuke variety!
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Master of Disguise: For some reason, no one but poor Tsuna can tell it's him.
  • May–December Romance: With Bianchi. And it works both ways!
  • Mr. Exposition: 80% of the plot exposition is given by him, after all.
  • Nice Hat
  • Not So Stoic:
    • He gets visibly angry and starts yelling at the Vindice when they reveal a clear pacifier; Tsuna notes that it's the first time he's ever seen Reborn so bothered.
    • When Daemon Spade begins to give Tsuna a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown, Reborn actually becomes visibly panicky and nervous about Tsuna's well-being, even wanting to step forward and help Tsuna. The Vendicare prison guards tell him to back down, which results in him being angry that he can't help Tsuna.
  • Odd Couple: Paired up with Ryohei during the Inheritance Trials. He also has a close friendship with the more laid-back (and much nicer) Yamamoto.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Tsuna almost tears his hair out for being the only one able to tell. And then flipped when Reborn temporarily resumes his real form, as Tsuna is the only one who can't tell it's him.
  • Parental Substitute: To Tsuna. Reborn, spartan training and sadistic tendencies aside, did more to raise Tsuna over the course of the series (which, in-universe, is at most a year) than Iemitsu ever did over the course of Tsuna's entire life. Fanon frequently emphasizes this, canon lampshades it, and even the series' wiki points it out.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Reborn is the greatest hitman in the world yet he never kills anyone in the series. Furthermore, he never mentions his targets and is disgusted by the ruthless antics of Tsuna's enemies in spite of saying that he enjoyed his assignments with the Arcobaleno. Considering his profession...
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Temporarily turns back to normal in order to help Tsuna in the Representative Battle.
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: What he was to Dino, and is now to Tsuna.
  • Shipper on Deck: Somewhat hints at this with Tsuna and Kyoko, he often forcibly tries to make Tsuna ask out or confess his feelings to Kyoko, with them usually failing. Even Tsuna's first use of Dying Will Mode was to ask out Kyoko.
  • Sniper Pistol
  • Snot Bubble
  • The Spartan Way
  • Team Dad: Lampshaded by Colonnello in Chapter 378. Ironically, he seems to be better at being Tsuna's dad than Iemitsu.
  • Training from Hell
  • Trickster Mentor
  • Trigger Happy
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 1 with Colonello; they regularly argue, headbutt each other, and deny that they're close, which Tsuna chalks up to them being childhood friends.

    Fon 

Fon

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Voiced by: Takashi Kondo

The Storm Arcobaleno from China, Fon is usually seen in the anime in the form of I-Pin's stuffed version of him. He is her master, after all. His appearance also explains her deep crush for Hibari: Fon and Hibari are virtually twins... Well, at least when Fon was an adult. The only difference would be that the holder of the red pacifier actually smiles, and has a long braid. One thing they do have in common that's not looks is that they both have cute pets.

In Haru Haru Interview 28, Volume 31, Fon heavily implies, if not outright confirms, that he and Hibari are related somehow. However, he stops himself from saying anything further as Hibari 'might get angry'. (Although Fon does confirm that the two are not brothers, at the very least).


     Luche 

Luche

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Voiced by: Atsuko Yuya

She's The Nice Hat Chick of the Arcobaleno, and also The Boss a.k.a holder of the Sky Pacifier. Unlike the rest of her colleagues, with their ridiculous life-spans, Luche is not one for a long life, a trait that she passed on to her progeny. Oh, and she didn't just pass on that. She passed on the ability to see into the future, and the title of Arcobaleno leader, which leads to that short lifespan! Isn't that just great? Her poor children also inherit her memories as well! At any rate, she did seem to have an interesting relationship with bad boy Reborn. Of course, All Girls Want Bad Boys.


    Yuni 

    Verde 

Verde

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Voiced by: Masahiro Kono

The Lightning Arcobaleno and the last to be seen in the manga. According to the mangaka's drawings and mentions by the other Arcobaleno he's one Hot Scientist with a Perma-Stubble (when he's an adult that is). He's a very Smart Guy who helped create the Box Weapons and invented the invisibility device that the assassins Mukuro sent after Tsuna used. He, of course, made it so toddlers could see through it, cause he wouldn't want his subordinates to use it against him.


  • Anime Hair: Probably designed to play on the typical "messy haired Mad Scientist" stereotype.
  • Big Bad: Of the anime-only Arcobaleno Trials arc. While the other Arcobaleno are just trying to test Tsuna and his Guardians, Verde wants to take the Vongola Rings for himself, and is willing — eager, even — to kill Tsuna, the Guardians and the other Arcobaleno to get what he wants.
  • Cursed with Awesome
  • Enfante Terrible
  • Hot Scientist: His adult self, at least.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Jerk Ass: Just like Mukuro, so much that both of them either mirror each other's saying or say the something at the same time.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jerkass or not, Verde is blatantly panicked when he discovers that a member of the Vindice attacked the Kokuyo gang and afterwards straight out told Mukuro that he can bail on being his representative if he wants to.
  • Meaningful Name: "Verde" is "Green" in Italian. Just look at him. Green hair, green alligator, green pacifier!
  • Megane
  • Nerds Are Sexy
  • Non-Action Guy: Points out in the Curse of the Arcobaleno arc that asking him to physically fight the other Arcobaleno would be unfair, given he's an elite scientist rather than a fighter.
  • Odd Couple: Paired up with Lambo during the Inheritance Trials.
  • Perma-Stubble: At least before the curse.
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Token Evil Teammate: Very much one in the anime. Likely to be one in the manga as well, since Chapter 353 reveals that he allied himself with Mukuro of all people.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair: Fran lampshades his foliage-like hair by nicknaming him "Berry-Poo."

     Colonello 

Colonello

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Voiced by: Daisuke Nakamura

The Arcobaleno who has the Rain Pacifier, Colonnello used to be a part of the COMBUSIN Corps back when he was an adult, before he was Cursed with Awesome. He has a fetish for anti-tank weapons and is sometimes flown around by his pet falcon, Falco. He seems to have a very big rivalry with the other Arcobaleno Reborn, always debating on which weapons are better than others, and who's the harshest tutor. He's also quite firey, just like his one notable pupil Ryohei. Though... what's really rare in this series is seen in Colonnello. Fans would actually rather pair him up with a female character, who happens to be the series' Arcobaleno reject.


     Mammon (Viper) 

Mammon (Viper)

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Voiced by: Rumi Shishido

He embodied the sin of greed when he was with the Big Bad, concerned only with his money, even if he has the appearance of a baby. He's a Master of Illusion and holds the Mist Pacifier. He used to work with the Varia until he got owned by Mukuro and tried to flee for his life. The Arcobaleno is constantly mistaken for a girl by the fans due to his ambiguous baby voice and ever-present hood over his head. Even as an adult, fans can't tell.


    Skull 

Skull

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Voiced by: Tetsuya Yanagihara

Skull is the Cloud Arcobaleno, and is the youngest who is constantly calling the other kids his senpai. He's also a case of Curtains Match the Window, y'know, with his purple hair and lilac eyes. That'd be if he'd ever take off that biker helmet in his baby form. His actions from when he does appear in the series have earned him the title of woobie, after being humiliated by Reborn and Colonnello. His appearance and expressions in his adult form (ex: decorative bandages, snake bites, chains, guyliner, leather clothes) has had people fangasming.


     Lal Mirch 

Lal Mirch

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Voiced by: Masami Suzuki

Not only is Lal Mirch a rare Action Girl in this Cast Full of Pretty Boys she's also a member of CEDEF, an ex-trainer of the COMBUSIN, and a failed Rain Arcobaleno (with scars to show for it). Having a Incurable Cough of Death hasn't stopped her from dishing out large doses of violence as the trainer of Tsuna in the future, though evidence seems to suggest that she is in fact a Tsundere. Had a relationship with former student Colonnello who has inherited her training maxim and took her place as the Rain Arcobaleno.


     SPOILERS 

Bermuda von Veckenschtein

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A mysterious Arcobaleno who is also a member of the Vindice. He possesses a clear pacifier with the Flame of Night and was apparently the strongest Arcobaleno in the past. Like the Vindice, he also survived losing his Arcobaleno curse and was turned into a zombie-like state.


  • Badass in a Nice Suit
  • Bandaged Face
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Opposite Checker Face for the Curse of the Rainbow arc.
  • Body Horror: See Humanoid Abomination for details.
  • Humanoid Abomination: His original form is doll-like with oversized arms and big eyes.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: The rest of the Vindice need Bermuda's Flame of Night in order to fight.
  • Nice Hat
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Revenge: Against Checker Face.
  • Sadistic Choice: Gives one to Reborn. Either they continue the Representative Battle and die when Checker Face takes away their pacifiers, which will either kill them or leave them in an immortal undead-like state with revenge as their only salvation, or they work together to defeat Checker Face and destroy the Arcobaleno system which will also kill them. Unfortunately it seems both Bermuda and Reborn believe there is no third option.

The Vindice

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The Wardens of the Vendicare Prison. They guard the worst prisoners of the Mafia world and capture anyone who breaks their laws. They are revealed to have been former Arcobaleno who survived the removal of their pacifiers.


Jager

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The boss and strongest of the Vindice. He greatly overpowers Tsuna and is able to go toe to toe with Dino, Mukuro, Squalo, Xanxus, and Byakuran all at the same time.


Checker Face

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The mysterious man who gathers the Seven Strongest in the world in order to protect the cursed pacifiers by turning them into the Arcobaleno. He appears before the current Arcobaleno to offer them a chance to become human once again in a Representative War. But it's actually a lie. His real identity is Uncle Kawahira and he plans on gathering a new group of the Seven Strongest to take on the curse and protect the pacifiers.


  • Big Bad Ensemble: Opposite Bermuda von Veckenschtein for the Curse of the Rainbow arc.
  • Bishōnen: A Big Bad not being pretty? In Katekyo Hitman Reborn? Of course it's impossible.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He is a certain ramen lover named Uncle Kawahira.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Who knew that Uncle Kawahira would appear again after the Future arc?
  • Half Truth: His promise to free the Arcobaleno of their curse. He never said they would survive the process.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He has manipulated countless people throughout the ages into taking the Arcobaleno curse either by giving the world's strongest jobs that they fulfill with good rewards or representative battles with the promise of them being freed of the curse.
  • Nice Hat
  • Really 700 Years Old
  • Red Baron: "The Man with the Iron Hat".
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