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This is a listing of the protagonists of Katekyō Hitman Reborn!. YMMV items and subjectives go in the YMMV page for the series. Contains unmarked spoilers.


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    The 10th Generation Vongola Family 
  • Always in Class One: Enforced by Reborn, as shown in a chapter where everyone has split apart and moved to different classrooms and he was able to convince the Principal to let the students choose their rooms.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Every time a Guardian fights in a tournament, expect them to get this and some Character Development, save for Hibari who don't need it to be awesome.
  • Badass Crew: They are not related in any way, but as they belong in a Mafia family, you can consider them to be this and a Badass Family. They are the ones who are able to save the future after all.
  • Bishōnen: All of the male guardians are this, where they pretty much attract every woman's attention. Tsuna is the token Moe, but in his Hyper Will Drying Mode, he can be really attractive.
  • Color-Coded Characters: They do have color schemes that are the exact color as their Dying Will Flame:
    • Tsuna: Orange
    • Gokudera: Red
    • Yamamoto: Blue
    • Ryohei: Yellow.
    • Lambo: Green
    • Hibari: Violet
    • Mukuro/Chrome: Indigo
  • Cool Bike: Cool Airbike? No!
  • Determinator: All of them has this, which is to be expected since the Dying Will Flame runs on a person's resolve.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Yamamoto, Ryohei and Chrome are Tsuna's only guardians that were never once enemies that had tried to attack him before. There's also Hibari, who still never considers himself a friend of Tsuna.
  • Five-Man Band: By the Future Arc, they have something like this:
  • The Friends Who Never Hang: Although all of them are made out to be 'True Companions'. A couple of the guardians barely share any dialogue or interests with each other.
  • Full Potential Upgrade: The Vongola rings are this to them, where they are able to draw out their fullest potentials to their battles when they are able to light up their rings and train them.
  • Future Badass: Every single one of them grows up to be one.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Everyone is this to Tsuna when he is not in his Dying Will mode.
  • Generation Xerox: The Tenth Generation resembles the First Generation of the Vongola to a nigh-impossible degree. Each member of the Tenth Generation has personalities and physical appearances corresponding to their respective predecessor that makes them almost identicalto the point that they even use the same weapons/fighting styles.
  • Goroawase Number: Each of their names either has a kanji or anything representing a number.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Every one of Tsuna's male guardians is easy on the eyes and has attracted many girls from the school. Hibari and Mikuro are the best cases for this, due to their Tall, Dark, and Handsome Dispositions. Tsuna himself turns into one in his Hyper Will Dying Mode.
  • Party Scattering: Happens to all of the guardians when their boss was killed by Byakuran and they have to fight for their lives.
  • Personality Powers: Each guardian's personality has a connection to the main type of flame they possess as explained by Reborn.
  • Playing with Fire: Thanks to the Dying Will flames
  • Protectorate: The main duty of the guardians is to protect the Tenth Vongola boss from any harm, but this varies to the person. Gokudera, Yamamoto, and Ryohei take this job seriously, Lambo is too young to understand and is protected by others as well. Hibari and Mukuro are aloof and sketchy that only help when the family is in deep danger, and Chrome is pretty neutral. Tsuna, on the other hand, tries his best to protect them as well, which is always the reason why he fights.
  • Reincarnation: Daemon Spade greatly implies that this is the true reason why the Tenth Generation is almost a modern-day carbon copy of the First Generation. Which is a bit of headscratcher considering that Mukuro (logically) can't be his reincarnation since he's technically still alive.
  • Seven Heavenly Virtues: In contrast to the Varia.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: Combined with Training from Hell to boot!
  • True Companions: In the more literal sense, though some are less willing to admit it than others.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Remove Tsuna and/or Yamamoto from the group and everyone will start to insult or fight one another. But if they are faced with an enemy, you can expect a truce until the threat is dealt with.

    Tsuna 

Tsunayoshi "Tsuna" Sawada

Voiced by: Yukari Kokubun (Present), Daisuke Namikawa (Future)

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Vongola Decimo

"His brow ever furrowed, he holds his fists up as in prayer... That is the Vongola Decimo."

Tsuna was a useless kid who wasn't good at sports and couldn't talk to girls to save his life. Well, that's before he met a particular infant hitman named Reborn, who turned his life around forever. It just so happens that 'No Good' Tsuna is the future boss of the Vongola, the greatest mafia family in Italy. He's far from no-good these days though, beating down anyone who threatens the people he loves with the power of his Dying Will Flame. But the villains always seem to be cynical about his height.


  • Accidental Kiss: With Shamal, of all people!
  • Accidental Pervert: In the very first chapter. This lead to Death Equals Redemption. Literally. Reborn killed him, invoking Dying Will... Pulling Mochida's hair out...
    • Then there's also the time where Shitt. P. had a photo of him accidentally peeking on Kyoko's skirt and having a nosebleed.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Reborn, and the Vongola family by extension, want him to become the boss as soon as possible, though he's reluctant about the whole ordeal.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga his eye color is closer to yellow/orange/gold. The anime changes it to brown.
  • Adorkable: He's very affectionate to his friends, but he's socially awkward and easily bullied. He grows out of his social awkwardness at least.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Thanks to the anime stretching out episodes, some scenes of Tsuna freaking out and complaining even more than what he is actually doing in the manga are added. A good example is the time where he has to put on the contacts made by Spanner. While in the manga he puts them on immediately and only complains about the blurriness, the anime has him freaking out over the idea of putting them on over a span of three episodes.
  • Affectionate Nickname: His mom calls him "Tsu-kun".
  • All-Loving Hero: He'll forgive anyone—including people who are completely unremorseful. He won't kill either, although freezing Xanxus counts as okay. And so does reducing Byakuran into nothingness, apparently, but that was sorta justified, a bit.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Used to laugh and call him names. But then Rudolph became a Mafia Boss.
  • Always Save the Girl: Usually rescues Kyoko and Haru whenever they get caught up in Reborn's schemes, to the cost of his own safety. And he does the same to Yuni, as he tries his best to defend her from Byakuran.
  • An Ice Person: His Zero Point Breakthrough: First Edition, which is primarily used for sealing Dying Will Flames and those who use them.
  • Animals Hate Him: Dogs do not like Tsuna. Well, when he got older, supposedly over time. When he was younger, it was actually a dog that wanted to lick him, but the poor guy was so terrified he cried.
  • Anime Hair: It's been like that since birth, as the wiki states (look under the Trivia Section), and no conditioner can bring it down.
  • Badass Adorable Grows into this thanks to Character Development and Art Evolution.
  • Benevolent Boss: Despite his reluctance, his unbiased compassion to others have earned the friendships of several who were once his enemies.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason why he likes Kyoko.
  • Berserk Button: Not really noticeable considering his status as a Lovable Coward, but do anything to his friends loved ones and he will snap in rage.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Even mentioning his friends in a sentence with a threat in it will provoke a violent reaction.
  • Big Brother Worship: Certainly looks up to Dino and admires him for his skills, even going to him for advice. And as well to Ryohei, for his tenancy and the fact that he is Kyoko's big brother.
  • Book Dumb: In the beginning, he's pretty much the school's Butt-Monkey that gets the worst grades. And for the longest time, it really did look like he was all-around useless. However, after the series got more serious, he's shown to not actually be stupid - when he's determined and tries, he's very smart about fighting and utilizing his abilities in combat. He still has bad grades, but it's shown that if people actually bother to help him, he actually can sufficiently well in class (e.g. the time when G disguised himself as Gokudera and tutored Tsuna, and he manages to solve a problem in class).
  • Break the Cutie: Happens every arc. Usually as a result of trusting people too easily.
  • But Not Too Foreign: He is the descendant of the first Vongola boss, Giotto, who was Italian.
  • Butt-Monkey: It gets less apparent as the show goes on, but he can never catch a break until he becomes the boss.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: To Kyoko. Still can't really tell her what he wants, but he's getting there.
    • Subverted, since he does in the very first chapter (with a little help from Reborn). Unfortunately she takes it for a joke.
  • Character Development: Tsuna's personality has developed greatly since the beginning of the manga, from being a cowardly, useless individual who gave up easily, to an individual of great resolve to do whatever he must do to protect the companions he has made. Later, he is depicted as being comfortable with leadership, as the others in his Famiglia look to him for decisions he dispenses without hesitation.
    • Well at least until the final chapter, which pretty much says that Tsuna has hardly changed since the beginning of the series besides befriending Reborn and his other allies.
  • The Chew Toy: Suffers quite a lot of abuse in the story, mostly thanks to Reborn.
  • Cool Pet: Y'know, that lion thing with the hat.
  • Cowardly Lion: He gets scared easily and cries a lot when in anxiety-provoking or frightening situations, however minor. But try to hurt one of his family or loved ones, he will defend them the best way that he can. This is best shown in the Future Arc, where he defended both versions of Kyoko without his Hyper Dying Will mode from Tazaru, and Kyoko notices him shivering in fear.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Falling down stairs one moment, doing aerial acrobatics the next.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Deadly Dodging
  • Declaration of Protection: He makes it his goal to protect his friends during the Future arc, especially to Kyoko. He also later gives one to Yuni.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It's nowhere near as evident compared to some of his other allies, but Tsuna does have his occasional moments, usually during Reborn's antics.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Shamal had to check Tsuna's chest to tell that he's not a girl. Perhaps a case of Failed a Spot Check, but then again, Tsuna's almost to Kyoko levels in his manliness.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: He seems to be subject to this a lot. He's willing to die for Kyoko, despite hardly knowing her at the time or even talking to her. And in more recent chapters, there's his interactions and relationship with Yuni. The entire thing is made to have a sort of "Knight in Shining Armor protecting the Damsel in Distress" feel. In fact, it appears that what pushed and influenced Tsuna to decide to take her under his wing and protect her was the tear-filled, self-sacrificing feeling in her eyes.
  • Energy Absorption: Zero Point Breakthrough: Revised.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Possibly. Gokudera, Yamamoto's, Dino's, Enma's, and Mukuro's actions around him certainly says much. Especially Gokudera, who pretty much shouts his Undying Loyalty for him all the time.
    • Dude Magnet: He seems to be more popular with guys than girls. This gets lampshaded earlier on by Reborn.
    Reborn: You sure are popular. With your subordinates.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: He's supposed to be the 10th Generation Vongola Boss (against his will, of course), but he's only 14 and is very scrawny and rather pathetic looking. A lot of people say variations of this phrase and find it generally hard to believe. Interestingly enough, this phrase isn't explicitly said by Spanner, but implied when he gets Tsuna some prisoner clothes, and remarks in surprise and exasperation that even size small is too big for him.
  • Extreme Doormat: At first. He's gotten better.
  • Eye Color Change: Tsuna's eyes are normally brown. However, when he goes into Dying Will Mode, they change into an orange-ish yellow.
  • Family Theme Naming: Each member of the Vongola Family line, all the way from the First to Tsunayoshi (the Tenth), is named after a Tokugawa Shogun.
  • Fatal Flaw: His indecisiveness and lack of resolution to fight had been called out many times by other characters as he needs to step up and be confident as the next boss of the Vongola Family. This is the reason why Reborn is usually harsh on him, forcing him to fight and try to control a situation by himself in order for him to learn how to lead a group.
    • Discussed in his fight against Daemon Spade, as he thinks that Tsuna doesn't have the heart to lead the Vongola that he always envisioned and cites this as the reason he wants to kill him. Reborn counters that this exact trait of his is what led to the other guardians and former enemies to follow him as he always thinks of others before himself.
  • Flash Step: Ever since he got the X-Gloves, he is capable of moving at high speeds.
  • Friend to All Children: Every child he meets gets really attached to him. Particularly of the deadly, assassin kind. It's even lampshaded that he constantly finds himself babysitting them (which he laments about). However, even though he complains and finds it an inconvenience, he sincerely does like them. In fact, one chapter was dedicated to showing that, out of all the characters, Tsuna was the one that was most fit to raise Lambo. So far, he's been raising Lambo and I-Pin, and Futa was shown to get very attached to him. No matter how I-Pin and Lambo annoy and ridicule him, he tries his best to take care of them and protect them from danger, a trait that he seems to have gotten from his mother.
  • Future Badass: As a something between Guile Hero and Magnificent Bastard.
  • Go Karting With Naito Longchamp
  • Goroawase Number: 27 is a pun on Tsuna, and it appears on his gloves and headset.
  • Gravity Master: Briefly when his and Enma"s Rings combined to create the Oath Flame so he could defeat Daemon Spade.
  • The Heart: Incredibly selfless and accepting to a fault, he manages to be friends with almost everyone in the story. Notably, he manages to be friends with Byakuran and Emma, who wanted to kill him for their own personal reasons. This is how many characters sum him up as the perfect candidate for the Tenth Boss for the Vongola Family, as he represents the sky that accepts and encompasses everything.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • After finding out that his own father (supposedly) killed Enma's parents.
    • And now after his father defeated him in one hit.
  • Heroic RRoD: Experiences this when he was first shot with the Criticism Bullet and after his fight with Mukuro, where the strain of using it turned into pain that made him pass out.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Did this a lot in the beginning, and still does sometimes. It's also something that pisses Reborn off immensely, and is shown as something he'll have to get over eventually. So when Tsuna demonstrates even a tiny bit of self-confidence, Reborn regards it as a vast improvement.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Initially, but after the Kokuyo arc he's gotten better at this thanks to his Hyper Intuition. Unfortunately, he keeps his on giving everyone he meets a chance, which they will be more than happy to take advantage off.
  • Hyper-Awareness: Runs in his blood. It's called Hyper Intuition in his case which he had gotten from his father's side.
  • Idiot Hero: Has terrible grades and thinks Reborn's true form is a different person named Chaos.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Wants nothing to do with the Mafia and just wants to live a normal life with his new0found friends. Unfortunately for him Reborn and the Ninth has a say in that matter. Even after all the fights that he faced as the future Vongola Decimo, he still maintains this stace.
  • Improbable Weapon User: The X-Gloves. While pretty badass looking, they're still gloves. Non-combat form: Woolly Mittens.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: Thanks to the Ninth getting old, Xanxus not having the blood of the Vongola, and the other candidates dying, Tsuna is the only one left capable of inheriting the Title of "Vongola Decimo". But unfortunately, he is not in any way capable of leading or protecting anyone, which is why the Ninth sent Reborn to tutor him. Hints of the future means that he is successful in being the tenth mafia boss.
  • Irony: He's usually the only one who can see through Reborn's Paper Thin Disguises, and yet, when Reborn temporarily reverts to his adult form during the final arc, Tsuna's the only one that doesn't recognize him.
  • Kame Hame Hadoken: His X-Burner, which shoots a large blast of Dying Will Flames. Taken Up to Eleven with the XX-Burner as it has the strength of two X-Burners combined. Previously, Tsuna had to use one hand for the X-Burner and the other to keep himself from being blown away. The XX-Burner uses both hands for the attack.
  • Kid Hero: He's quite young, around 14-15 when he starts training as Vongola Decimo.
  • Kid with the Leash: His relationship with Gokudera has shades of this, combined with Morality Chain.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: Kyoko and Nana look surprisingly alike, and Tsuna thinks she's the prettiest girl ever.
  • Like You Were Dying: Pretty much used to be his Catchphrase. Or maybe the Punchline...
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Is this for Gokudera. He reacted quite fiercely to learning Tsuna died and was the only one to visit his grave and did it quite often too.
  • Loser Protagonist: Despite what one may think, his regular self outside of his powered up modes remains the same somewhat cowardly passive worrywart he begins the story as.
  • Lovable Coward: Would rather run away and back off from all fights, but if you hurt any of his close friends or loved ones, he will not hesitate to fight whoever is threatening them.
  • Loved Ones Montage: Yup. Of course.
  • Luminescent Blush
  • Mafia Prince: Used to be one before Reborn came along.
  • Made of Iron: No matter how much damage his body gets in a fight, he will be able to stand up after. He has been blown off, slammed into walls, and even had his bones broken many times, but was able to shrug it all off.
  • Magic Pants: His Dying Will Mode burns all his clothes off, save for his underwear.
  • Magnetic Hero: While some come to him for his heritage as a Vongola heir, others just gravitate to him because he's that considerate of a person. Enough to make an alliance with a family that historically hates the Vongola, even!
  • Martyr Without a Cause
  • Meaningful Funeral: Subverted. Only TYL!Gokudera was there.
  • Mind Rape: As a part of the Vongola Trial of Succession.
  • Mistaken for Gay: In an early chapter, poor Tsuna gets mistaken at school for "becoming Gokudera's bitch," since Gokudera suddenly became... very affectionate towards Tsuna. Gokudera certainly didn't deny it.
  • Mood Ring Eyes: His eyes are normally brown, but when he goes into Dying Will Mode, they change to an orange-ish yellow.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • at the receiving end of this in his fight against Daemon Spade, where he is hopelessly outmatched. The fight ends up with Daemon punching his body till his bones are broken into pieces.
    • Also against his father Iemitsu, where he was knocked out by him with only a single punch.
  • No Indoor Voice: Occurs whenever he goes into Dying Will Mode, in addition to losing all of his clothes.
  • Older Than They Look: Due to his short height and childish face, he looks about two or three years younger than the rest of the cast.
  • Only Sane Man: His unfortunate position as the straight man among a gang of complete lunatics provides much of the comic relief throughout the story.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: As shown in his fight with Dendro Chilum. He kicks the poor guy to the roof to show off his newfound combat prowess.
  • Power Fist: His weapon can be considered one in a sense.
  • Progressively Prettier: Applies to both the anime and manga. Just compare how he looks in the first season to how he looks in the final season.
  • The Promise: Made a promise to Yuni to protect her from Byakuran and did his best to fulfill that promise, but wasn't able to fulfill it since Yuni did a Herioc Sacrifice to revive the Arcobalenos. He made another promise to Reborn, promising that he won't let him die even if Reborn wants to do so.
  • Save the Villain: Even when his adversaries do their damnest to make it hell for Tsuna, he will try to get through to them beforehand.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: HIIIEEEE!
  • Shirtless Captives: When he's captured by Spanner, he wakes up handcuffed to a bed wearing nothing but his boxers.
  • Shirtless Scene:
    • Every time he is hit with the Dying Will Bullet, complete with Goofy Print Underwear.
    • Had a shared one with Gokudera when they accidentally peeped on Lal Mirch.
    • When he wakes up and realizes that he was captured by Spanner.
  • Shrinking Violet: A male, Moe version. Very shy, can't talk with girls, hates standing out, and only wants to live life like a normal boy.
  • Signature Move: The Zero Point Breakthrough and later the X-Burner.
  • The Slacker: Back before Reborn came into his life, he regularly did poorly in school. But since he couldn't do anything right, he just felt like he didn't have to try, and often came home in the middle of the day.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: In his Hyper Dying Will Mode.
    • Manga-wise, his eyes actually are a golden color, as compared to his anime self who has brown eyes that turn orange in his Hyper Dying Will Mode.
  • Tareme Eyes: They make him look like a girl. This changes into Tsurime Eyes he goes into Hyper Dying Will Mode, albeit it's somewhat subtle.
  • Teach Him Anger: Mostly by the use of the Dying Will Bullet.
  • Tender Tears: Most of the time when he is the butt of the jokes.
  • This Loser Is You: 'No Good' Tsuna, at least at the very beginning. He slightly grows out of it. Slightly cause he is still the 'No-Good' kid from before, but with friends and allies that will help him in times of need.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Played straight till he actually killed Byakuran, who had become pretty inhuman by that point. And then double subverted when Byakuran is revealed to still be alive.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes from 'No Good' Tsuna to capable of kicking plenty of ass.
  • Tranquil Fury: Hyper Dying Will Mode.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Tsuna is very forgiving, to the point that many of his allies besides Kyoko, Yamamoto, and Chrome had all once tried to attack or kill him.
  • Unexpected Successor: Tsuna is a random Japanese kid who got dumped with being heir to the most powerful mafia family in Italy (if not the world), just because his ancestor happened to be its first boss and the other prospective heirs died bloody deaths on their own.
  • Unlucky Everydude
  • Unstoppable Rage: Normal Dying Will Mode.

    Reborn 

Reborn

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Click here for Adult Reborn 
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.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Calls Nana "Maman" as a sign of respect to her. The girls usually call him "Reborn-chan" which he doesn't mind.
  • Achilles in His Tent: Can't able to get out of the base thanks to the Non-Trinisette policy on the atmosphere.
  • Anime Hair: While it usually can't be seen, Reborn has spiky hair to rival Tsuna's underneath that hat of his.
  • Anti-Hero: Type IV. He's not above putting Tsuna's life in serious danger if that means making him stronger.
  • Badass Adorable: Cutest Sink-or-Swim Mentor/hitman ever.
  • Badass Baritone: In adult form, thanks to Ken Narita.
  • Badass Bystander: Will just stand and give lots of exposition whenever there is a fight happening, since he is usually forbidden to fight due to circumstances (Ninth's orders, non-trinisette policy) As it is, if he did join a fight, it would have ended quickly.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Oh yes. Reborn's default outfit is a snazzy suit and he is said to be the strongest of the Arcobaleno. His adult form is also an example.
  • Berserk Button: Harming Yuni is this for him.
  • Beware the Cute Ones: Seriously. Even Haru finds him cute in an early chapter, but he will not hesitate to threaten to shoot someone if you piss him off.
  • Bishōnen: His adult form.
  • Boom, Headshot!: His M.O. He's so good at it that he was able to shoot Tsuna in the head while he was sucker punched by Xanxus in their fight..
  • ...But He Sounds Handsome: When Tsuna fails to recognize Reborn's adult form, Reborn (who earlier claimed to have not seen the mysterious man) makes sure to point out that the man was cool.
  • Cassandra Truth: He actually mentions early on in the anime that he's an adult; Tsuna (justifiably) thinks he's just messing around.
  • Catchphrase: "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: He's not actually an infant, but he's still a dangerous assassin and a ruthless mentor to Tsuna.
  • 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. He even flat out orders Tsuna to not try to save him when it appears that he and the other Arcobaleno will die.
  • Infant Sleep Cycle: He's often prone to falling at inconvenient times. But it's kinda implied that he uses sleep as a way to evade questions or force whoever he is tutoring to think or fight for themselves.
  • 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?: Lots of miscommunications happen when reborn will explain things to other characters, to Tsuna's exasperation.
  • Magic Bullets: In Dying Will and Rebuke variety!
  • Manipulative Bastard: Oh so much that you can chalk up anything happening with Tsuna and co as training by him.
  • 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!
  • Meaningful Name[/]Meaningful Rename: In his monologues, he was unable to accept his body when he got his curse so he took a long exile in order to accept it. In doing so, he asked Shamal to erase every existence of him. In a sense, this makes him "Reborn" in a new life.
  • 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.
  • 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: Sometimes uses it when he is far away from the group.
  • Snot Bubble: When he sleeps. He even exploits it with a fake one to make Tsuna think he's fallen asleep after Tsuna tells him that he doesn't intend to let him die. Kind of puts all those times where he conveniently falls asleep (notably when Bianchi wants him to eat something) into perspective.
  • The Spartan Way: Poor Tsuna and Dino.
  • Team Dad: Lampshaded by Colonnello in Chapter 378. Ironically, he seems to be better at being Tsuna's dad than Iemitsu.
  • Training from Hell: His favorite way of training Tsuna and Dino, even in non combat situations to the point that both flinch when the word training is said by him.
  • Trickster Mentor: More noticeable in the earlier chapters, where he intentionally stirs up trouble for Tsuna and company as a way of training him, much to Tsuna's des
  • Trigger Happy: Will threaten to shoot Tsuna if he complains about anything. The same with Dino.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Ninth Vongola Boss, and its said that Reborn is the Ninth's most trusted hitman.
  • 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.

    Gokudera 

Hayato Gokudera

Voiced by: Hidekazu Ichinose (Present), Asako Yoshida (Child)

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10th Vongola Storm Guardian

At first, it seemed as if Gokudera was just your average, foreign delinquent. He even came equipped with you standard-issue cigarettes and the crowd of admiring classmates. But then he was beat by Tsuna, and of course, Defeat Means Friendship, so he started his pursuit of being the "Tenth's" right hand man. This didn't mean that he would be nice to other people, though. But when it really comes down to it, his aggressive tendencies have somewhat pacified due to his interactions with those other people.


  • Action Bomb: His Vongola Gear turns Uri into this, who then shrinks afterward.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He has considerable Ho Yay towards Tsuna (though it's not clear if its really love or just Undying Loyalty). He also blushed and had a nosebleed upon seeing Lal Mirch (a beautiful woman) naked.
  • Anti-Hero: He's a pretty big jerk towards anyone who isn't Tsuna. But he's not so bad after all.
  • Arm Cannon: Uses one as part of Systema C.A.I. He can use dynamites as bullets, which he can convert the explosion into several attacks.
  • Bandage Dude: Ring Conflict Outfit. Full Stop. Having nothing on under his gauze shirt, but wearing impractical skinny jeans and single-buttoned, almost non-existant jacket-y thing in spite of his other injuries. Makes perfect sense, right?
  • Asleep in Class: Which usually gets him in trouble.
  • Battle Butler: May not actually be a butler, but the trope fits him to a T.
  • Berserk Button: Even the slightest interactions that strangers have with Tsuna is enough to make him angry. Hurting him will also make him explode with rage and let out a storm of attacks.
  • Big Brother Bully: Though not Lambo's brother by blood, they have this dynamic as members of the Vongola Family.
  • Bodyguard Crush: He proclaims himself and the Tenth's "Right-Hand Man" and is with him almost 24/7. But his interactions with his boss is more than what a bodyguard should be like.
  • But Not Too Foreign: His mother was half-Japanese, half-Italian.
  • Butt-Monkey: If his boss is not around, then expect him to be the one to be the center of jokes.
  • Canine Companion: Actually a feline companion.
  • Cats Are Mean: And leopards are just jerkasses.
  • Character Development: Starts from distrusting everyone and only trusting himself thanks to his past, he begins to open up to other people thanks to his interactions with them. Shown best in the Inheritance Arc, where he was able to entrust Tsuna's life to the Shimon Family while thinking of ways to defend him. And he also starts as a someone willing to throw his life away for his boss to someone who will fight to save everyone, including himself.
  • Chick Magnet: Many girls in his class are infatuated with him, because all girls want bad boys. He doesn't appreciate the attention.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He sticks to Tsuna like no one else does and constantly tries to get people killed if they start becoming "overly close" with Tsuna (and this is done in a comedic way). He becomes unreasonably jealous of anyone who is close to Tsuna, and is even shown watching Tsuna and getting incredibly pissed at Yamamoto for being so friendly with him. Then there's his violent reaction when Chrome kisses Tsuna.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Declared his undying devotion to Tsuna after the latter defeated the former by going into "Dying Will" mode. Gokudera was about to die from setting off his own dynamite, and Tsuna saved his life.
  • Determinator: Deconstructed. Gokudera will do anything to assure Tsuna's victory up to and including giving up his own life, and that is the problem. Tsuna calls him out on it.
  • Devoted to You: To Tsuna.
  • Deflector Shields: His Systema C.A.I has deflector shields that he can use to block enemy firepower. He can even use it as a floating device.
  • Ditzy Genius: He is The Smart One of the family, but his personality is a little off there and he has the habit of thinking and doing illogical things that always get the group in trouble, much to Tsuna's consternation.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Unfortunately for him, he is always paired up with Yamamoto, Ryohei, and Lambo. Oh and Haru too
  • Face Palm: When he realized that he was once again in that familiar circle, yelling, "VONGOLA... FIGHT!!!"
  • Fan of Underdog: Which is actually an understatement.
  • Friend to All Children: Subverted. In one chapter, Futa ranked Gokudera as the fittest to become a kindergarten school teacher (out of 82,203 people), claiming that Gokudera is ranked number 2 out of 82,203 people that like kids. Everyone is shocked, and Gokudera himself starts wondering if maybe he unconsciously liked them after all. It turns out that it was because Futa's ranking system went wonky because of the rainy weather...
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He changes between foolish and responsible to his half-sister Bianchi depending if the situation is comedic or not. But in the future, he is the foolish one to Bianchi's responsible one, thanks to his hotheadedness and stubbornness.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Fitting with his green eyes. He is this for his boss Tsuna where he gets incredibly jealous of anyone who gets along well with him.
  • Grenade Spam: More like dynamite spam.
  • Hates Being Touched: In direct conflict with Yamamoto's No Sense of Personal Space.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Of Tsuna, where he will praise every small thing Tsuna does with such aplomb that Tsuna will get embarrased by it.
  • Hidden Eyes: Happens whenever he sees his sister.
  • Hot-Blooded: Whenever a situation happens, the first thing he will do is to threaten the offender with dynamites. Combine this with his Leeroy Jenkins trait, he creates more problems for Tsuna which G points out to him in his test.
  • It's All My Fault: Has a habit of blaming himself whenever Tsuna is in trouble.
  • I Owe You My Life: Although this isn't the sole reason for his devotion to Tsuna, it was the trigger that made him see Tsuna as the boss he would like to follow.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: It's difficult spotting Hayato without some "bad boy" accessories, like chains, fingerless gloves, flashy belts, spikes, studs, earrings (in his TYL appearance). He and Mukuro seem to have similar tastes in clothing, ironically enough.
  • Improbable Weapon User: If there aren't many people out there using flying dynamite as a weapon...
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: His treatment of Yamamoto and to the lesser extent, the other guardians, can be boiled down to this. He always tries to outdo anyone who he thinks is stronger or better than him and tries to put down other's achievements, but deep down, he knows that he is not good enough and is afraid that Tsuna will rely on others than him.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Only when Tsuna goes into dying will mode and defeats Gokudera does he drops his accusations of Tsuna being a weak loser and take to the idea of Tsuna being the tenth Vongola boss... and he becomes quite determined to be Tsuna's right-hand man.
  • Japanese Delinquent: More like a half one, but he is a straighter example compared to Hibari.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After his Character Development, he is more mindful of the other guardians, but hides it in a jerkass facade since he is used to it.
  • The Lancer: Is this alongside Yamamoto for Tsuna.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: When he faces an unknown situation, the first thing he will do is to bring out his dynamites.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Tsuna is this for him, with him shutting down or going berserk whenever something bad happens to him. Shit P. even calls this trait of him out, saying that someone who bases his happiness on others is proof of weakness.
    Shitt. P.: "Right now Gokudera-Kun, if the Tenth will disappear, your sense of honor would crumble and you'd turn into a lifeless corpse."
  • Loony Fan: Of Tsuna.
  • Mad Bomber
  • Major Injury Underreaction
  • Married to the Job: It's easy to mistake his Undying Loyalty for a Bodyguard Crush, but it could also easily be this, complete with romantic attachment to the job.
  • Martyr With Out A Cause: Shows some signs of this in the Varia arc. Tsuna calls him out on it. As of the latest chapters, he finally grows out of it.
  • New Transfer Student: How he is introduced.
  • The Nicknamer: He gives almost everyone he meets somewhat derogatory nicknames ("Baseball Freak" for Yamamoto, "Stupid Cow" for Lambo...).
  • No Smoking: In the anime, where his bombs suffer from spontaneous combustion.
  • Not So Different: With Gamma. Both are very attached to their boss, with Gokudera fighting to protect Tsuna and Gamma just going along with the Millifiore Family in hope that Yuni will come back someday. Both are also prepared to sacrifice their lives for their bosses sake as well. Interestingly, both team up in the last battle with Byakuran.
  • The Paranoiac: Present Gokudera meets the requirements for this trope as Tsuna's self-proclaimed right hand- he tends to hold grudges (particularly against Yamamoto and their former enemies regardless of how much they've proven themselves), is constantly suspicious of everyone they meet (and spends a lot of the early arcs convinced Yamamoto wants his place as Tsuna's right-hand man), is a jerk to just about anyone who isn't Tsuna, fulfils the "clingy" aspect of the fifth point and expects others to listen to him because he's Tsuna's right-hand, and holds self-importance, again as Tsuna's right hand, something Yamamoto calls him out on. That's criteria points 2-6 that he meets. He's also got the Hair-Trigger Temper and recklessness associated with the trope, as well as being the quickest to resort to violence. In fact, part of his Inheritence Test was G calling him out on most of these points.
    • TYL!Gokudera, who is considerably more mellow and has learned the difference between being paranoid and being cautious, subverts it.
  • Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Whenever he's doing something particularly smart, he pulls them out of nowhere. Oh, and a chalkboard to go with it.
    • May actually need them to read things up close.
  • Red Baron: "Smoking Bomb" Hayato in the manga, "Hurricane Bomb" Hayato in the anime.
  • Saying Too Much: Gokudera's habit of calling Tsuna nothing except "Jyuudaime", talking about him a lot, and talking about being his right hand, has frequently compromised Tsuna's safety. Notably, it's entirely Gokudera's fault Gamma (and thus, the Millefiore) learned very quickly about Tsuna being alive, because he gets into an argument with Yamamoto regarding Tsuna. It's also his fault the Varia learned almost immediately who Xanxus would have to eliminate to become the Tenth.
  • Say My Name: One of the worst perpetrators of this. "JUUUDAIMEEE!!" There are even compilations of him saying this on Youtube that can go on forever.
  • Shirtless Scene: When Tsuna and he fell off in the water after seeing Lal Mirch naked.
  • Short-Range Guy, Long-Range Guy: The long range one to his Boss's fist fighting attacks, save for the X-Burner. He is also the long ranged guy to Yamamoto, who focuses on getting close to an enemy.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Considers Yamamoto as his rival for Tsuna's affections, but if push comes to shove, both are willing to defend each other.
  • Smart Guy: You wouldn't know looking at him, but he is ridiculously smart. Hell, no one else would teach a kid how to swim with MIT-level arithmetic.
  • Smoking Is Cool: In the manga, where he is a chain smoker and uses cigarettes to light up his bombs. Lately there haven't been many chapters where Gokudera used a cigarette or his original dynamite sticks. His Vongola Gear later upgrades to include an igniter that looks like a cigarette at least.
    • Fridge Logic: he stops smoking during the Ten Year Later arc when he and the others were stuck underground in a bunker for long stretches of time. Probably had to give it up out of necessity.
  • Sprouting Ears: Whenever he's really happy (usually because of praise from Tsuna) he grows doggy ears and a tail. His werecat counterpart from the "Monster Tamer Tsuna" skits does this, too.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Albeit, a much nicer one than the standard.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: With Shitt. P. Both think of each other as a UMA and has been observing each other for this reason.
  • Taking the Bullet: Took Chikusa's killer needles in order to protect Tsuna. This crippled him in the fight against the Kokuyo Gang.
  • Those Two Guys: Shares this with Yamamoto, where they are usually shown to be together, much to his irritation.
  • Troubled, but Cute: a smoker, delinquent, and lover of high explosives. Naturally, the girls go wild for him. The only break in his Troubled, but Cute personality is that he turns all mushy and affectionate for Tsuna.
  • Tsundere: To anyone in the Vongola Family that is not his boss, who he is overly Dere Dere with.
  • Undying Loyalty: One of the things that define him the most is his loyalty to Tsuna. Hell, his entire character song is dedicated to his undying loyalty for Tsuna.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Oh so much. He was Spoiled Sweet by his father and half sister Bianchi as shown in his flashbacks and quite respectful to everyone. But after learning that his mother died in an accident and that he is a bastard of the family, he ran away from home to be a freelance hitman. He certainly lost his sweetness after being rejected in the mafia world too many times.
  • Volleying Insults: With Ryohei and Lambo.
  • Walking Armory: His Systema C.A.I allows him to carry shields that he can use to defend himself, has his arm cannon for attacks, and carries around a stack of dynamite on his body.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His strengths lie mainly in his intelligence and his use of techniques.
  • Weaponized Animal: The Uri Bomb. See Action Bomb above.
  • White Hair, Black Heart
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Because of being forced to eat her poison cooking as a child, Gokudera instinctively suffers from a stomachache in Bianchi's presence (though they eventually realize they can work around that by making Bianchi wear goggles).
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has natural grey hair.

    Yamamoto 

Takeshi Yamamoto

Voiced by: Suguru Inoue

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10th Vongola Rain Guardian

You're a baseball star. The jock. Everyone loves and admires you. How could your life get any better? Give the kid a sword, and make that sword a katana, then teach him an awesome way to use it! And with that, you get the Badass known as Yamamoto. You wouldn't tell how badass he is by looking, because it's always sunny in Yamamotoville. The kid's been a constant, and welcome presence in Tsuna's family. And with a little help, he's taken more levels in badass than anyone else. Gokudera hates him.


  • A Friend in Need: At the beginning of the story he almost committed suicide when he thought he'd never be able to play baseball again. But the moment a friend is in danger he's happy to sacrifice whatever it takes in order to save them, be it his arm or his entire baseball career.
  • The Ace: Star athlete, swordsman prodigy, natural-born assassin, incredibly Nice Guy, and generally just great enough at everything he does that even the likes of Squalo and Hibari acknowledge his talent. Reborn even acknowledges this, stating that if Future Yamamoto had his Vongola Ring with Shigure Kintoki, he would have been able to solo the whole Millefiore Family.
  • Badass Normal: At the start of the series, Yamamoto did not have any special fighting techniques, but was still considered the second strongest at Namimori Middle School, judging by Fuuta's ranking.
  • Berserk Button: Not to the extent of Gokudera, but hurting Tsuna in any way is an easy way for an enemy to let out his dangerous side.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When this guy gives even the smallest of frowns, get the fuck out.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Chapter 325, Yamamoto comes back from a near death experience that took him out roughly 30 chapters ago to save the ass of the dude who put him in the hospital in the first place. And it was awesome.
  • Book Dumb: Subverted; he tends to get low test scores like Tsuna, but it's because he's so busy with baseball that he sleeps in class and doesn't bother to crack open his books.
  • Chick Magnet: A lot of the girls in his class are smitten with him. He doesn't understand why they like to give him free lunches though.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Downplayed but sometimes the characters questions his sanity and his way of thinking.
  • Cool Pet: Two of them! Jiro, a dog, and Kyojiro, a swallow
  • Cool Sword: His Yamamoto Bat that can turn into a katana when he swings it at 300 MPH. Then later he gains Shigure Kintoki from his father as well, which looks like an ordinary bamboo sword that turns to a katana when used with the Shigure Soen Ryu sword style.
  • Death Glare: He can give a good one whenever he turns serious.
  • Driven to Suicide: In his debut, he attempts to commit suicide by jumping off the school building after breaking his arm and believing that he would never be able to play baseball again, luckily Tsuna interfered and stopped him. Though this was taken out the anime.
  • Dual Wielding: And triple wielding, and quadruple wielding.
  • Easily Forgiven: Has a habit of doing this; his friends' list includes two guys who attempted to murder him, and he regards Byakuran as 'an old acquaintance'.
  • Fan of Underdog: Is this to Tsuna ever since he saw him in his Dying Will mode. Even more so after he is saved by the latter.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: Shigure Soen Ryu is this, with practitioners only seeing it once before they are left on their own. Then he combines this with his Box weapons to fight. In the end, he ends up having a katana and three short swords in his techniques.
  • Friend to All Children: He's very nice to Lambo and I-Pin, gets along well with Colonello when they're paired together in the anime, and has a noticeably close relationship with Reborn (who usually gets around by perching on Yamamoto's shoulder). Though the latter two might count as subversions given that they're adults in kid's bodies.
  • Friendly Enemy:
    • With Squalo. He tried to get to know Squalo better during their first fight, was distressed when it seemed Squalo had been eaten, was delighted to see him alive and well after the timeskip and seemed genuinely devastated when Squalo was rumored to be killed. On Squalo's side, he seems to act like a Tsundere towards Yamamoto, often calling him names and even at one point knocking him unconscious. However, when he heard that the Yamamoto of the future stopped his swordsmanship in order to pursue baseball, Squalo went out of his way to create Dvds of one hundred battles in hopes of getting Yamamoto interested in the sword again. He also become Yamamoto's teacher later on.
    • With Kaoru as well. He befriends him right off the bat despite his appearance, and continues to regard him as a friend even after Kaoru attempted to (literally) tear him in half and nearly crippled him for life. On Kaoru's part he sacrificed himself to take a blow for Yamamoto, betraying his own Famiglia by doing so.
  • Future Badass: Took out a Strau Mosca without batting an eye.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has one on his chin in the future.
  • Hard Work Fallacy: He nearly tried to kill himself over it early in the manga, but Tsuna talked him out of it.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Yamamoto is very proficient with swords, just below Squalo's level and even able to copy some of his abilities.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Of Tsuna, but not to the extent of Gokudera. Pretty much anything Tsuna does will impress him, not matter how small it is.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Thank you, Tsuna. You stopped him from killing himself over a broken arm. Well, in the manga.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: His Shigure Kintoki which his father gave him.
  • Keet: Always has a cheerful disposition and a smile that can wipe away any doubts.
  • The Lancer: Is this alongside Gokudera for Tsuna, but he is the straighter example, having more attack focused abilities compared to Godudera's defensive abilities
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Whenever he faces a strong enemy, he stops smiling and will give out a Death Glare to his enemies.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Both father and son are very nice and a little spacey, with a hidden core of badass.
  • Master Swordsman: In the future, where he is one of the best swordsmen in the mafia world.
  • Making a Splash: Uses the water around him in most fights to boost his Shigure Soen Ryu techniques. Makes sense since he is the rain attribute.
  • Missing Mom: Nothing is shown about his mother.
  • My Kung-Fu Is Stronger Than Yours: Shigure Soen Ryu, all the way.
  • Nice Guy: Try insanely nice guy. He forgives anyone who did anything wrong to him, such as his fights with Genkishi where he tried to save the latter from dying and is usually the voice of reason of the group.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: In direct conflict with Gokudera's Hates Being Touched.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: In the anime, losing the game of Choice leads to him becoming impatient and outright ruthless in battle. It ends with him being the only person to lose their Guardian trial, though he gets himself together when Agetsu lets him retake it.
  • One Head Taller: Than most of the cast.
  • One-Note Cook: He can make delicious sushi as he helps out his father with his business, but revealed that cant makes anything else as shown in the future arc.
  • The Pollyanna: An eternal optimist, he's incredibly laid back, especially for a shounen character, and is usually cheerful and smiling, even when he's fighting for his life.
  • Put on a Bus: was sent to the hospital by Kaoru, and didn't come back until after roughly 30 chapters later.
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one to Gokudera while they're battling Gamma, regarding how little Gokudera seems to care for the other Guardians, despite being Tsuna's right hand nominally making him the leader of the Guardians. He regrets it later, though.
  • Razor Wind: His Vongola Gear allows him to use the 12th Stance of Shigure Soen Ryu which uses two attacks, one of which happens to be this type of attack that can also "sniff people out" (Sadachi: Kirisame (Brazen Left Blade: Drizzle)).
  • The Reliable One: He is the one that Tsuna relies on making any situations feel lighter, which he does without thinking. He is also one of the Vongola Family's aces, where almost all of his fights are complete wins. This is one of the reasons why Gokudera cannot stand him.
  • Secret Keeper: Reborn told him the secret of the Arcobaleno roughly 150 chapters before it became public knowledge. Ironic since he's usually one of the ones who know the least about what's going on.
  • Selective Obliviousness: He spends the entire series believing he's actually a part of one big LARP. "Oh, are you playing Mafia again? This looks fun, let me join in!"
  • Short-Range Guy, Long-Range Guy: Has this dynamic with Gokudera, as part of being Tsuna's lancers. He uses swords while the other uses bombs and an Arm Cannon to attack at long range.
  • Signature Move: All of the Shigure Soen Ryu styles, but particularly the 8th Stance Shinotsuku Ame (Pelting Rain).
  • Sorry I'm Late: Said those very words. Twice.
  • Spam Attack: His Vongola Gear allows him to use the 12th Stance of Shigure Soen Ryu that uses two attacks, one of which is this type of attack (Udachi: Kirisame (Brazen Right Blade: Drizzle)). It involves multiple swallows made up of Dying Will Flames of the Rain flying up and piercing an opponent.
  • Stepford Smiler: Shows signs of being this at times. Fanon usually takes such subtleties and runs with 'em for all they're worth.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Which pleases his classmates.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Like Tsuna; he deliberately uses the blunt side of his sword to avoid fatal blows. It's a sign of how furious he is with Daemon Spade's manipulations that he doesn't hesitate to say he'll kill him.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Shigure Sen Ryu 3rd Stance: Yarazu no Ame (Last Minute Rain).
  • Time Stands Still: Not really, but his Aggregate Art: Jiunoka's (Rainy Metamorphosis) tranquil power is so intense anyone caught in it stands completely still.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Once he gets his training and Vongola Gear, he becomes even stronger than he already was.
  • The Worf Effect: Gets hit with this in his first fight with all his enemies as a way to show off the enemies fighting prowess and to point out how he is not up to their level. Squalo humiliated him in their first encounter, Genkishi defeated him with his illusions while Kaoru ambushes him after he accidentally found out about the Shimon Family's plans.
  • Those Two Guys: Shares this with Gokudera, where they are usually shown to be together.
  • Undying Loyalty: Tsuna certainly gained his trust and loyalty after he saved his life.
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    Lambo 

Lambo

Voiced by: Junko Takeuchi (Young), Kenjiro Tsuda (Adult)

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10th Vongola Thunder Guardian

Lambo is a Five-Year Old Assassin that came from Italy. He has a habit of pulling weapons out of his hair, most notably when he's either trying to blow himself, or someone else up. He was really out to get Reborn, but every conflict ends up in a Nonchalant Dodge and Non-Fatal Explosions. In spite of the constant defeat, it doesn't equal friendship, just a visit from Mr. Future Self.


  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Is this within the Vongola X Family Guardians, if that is counted. Has this dynamic especially with Gokudera.
  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: If he defeats someone by blind luck, expect him to gloat out loud that Lambo-sama is the best hitman of them all.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Very easy to distract with candy and will not listen if he finds anything of interest, much to the annoyance of anyone taking care of him that is not Kyoko or Haru. Justified, since he is a 5-year-old.
  • Attention Whore: Will try to attract everyone's attention with his shiny grenade launchers and toys. If neglected, then he will start throwing bombs everywhere, and usually follows with a visit of his future self.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: As pointed out in-story, his 'Elettrico Cornata' looks cool but has never hit an opponent due to its very short range. Until 20YL Lambo works around the fault by projecting the lightning forwards.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: He's the youngest guardian in the series, so he's often left out of many major events.
  • Badass Baritone: 20YL Lambo. His voice as 10YL Lambo isn't anything to scoff at, either.
  • Bishōnen: His 10YL form. Doubly so for his 20YL form.
  • Boisterous Weakling: Has the tendency to challenge people older and stronger than him and forcing Tsuna and his friends to be his servants. This trait doesn't really endear him to the eyes of fans.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He's the kind of kid that makes babysitting a living hell to anyone with less patience than Kyoko and Haru.
  • Butt-Monkey: In the present, he is 100% Butt-Monkey. 10 years in the future, it's a 50-50 case. But in 20 years...
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Ga...man...n" (usually translated as 'tolerate', 'hold it in', etc.), said right before he's about to cry.
    • 10YL Lambo has "Yare yare" ('My oh my') almost any time he makes an appearance.
  • Chick Magnet: 10YL Lambo. He received so much chocolate on Valentine's Day that he got a nosebleed from eating it all.
  • Cowardly Lion: While regular Lambo thinks he's a badass and 20YL Lambo legitimately is one, 10YL Lambo is much more aware of the danger and would rather stay away from it. It doesn't stop him from eventually stepping up to the plate when he's needed, with varying results.
  • Emotional Powers: He only ever uses his Vongola powers when angry, sad, or homesick.
  • Enfante Terrible: Not so much on the terrible part, but he is after Reborn's head as ordered by his family.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: His new Vongola Gear can use his flames to magnetize iron sand for metal constructs.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: He decides to name his Box Weapon Beef Bowl, like it was some common pet.
  • Funny Afro: As a child. It becomes glossy curly hair when he's older.
  • Future Badass: While the 10YL Lambo is still a wimp who also gets some badass moments, the 20YL Lambo is definitely badass.
  • Grenade Spam: Fond of doing this whenever he's really upset.
  • Hammerspace Hair: He once took a pair of bird feet out of it! Well, without the bird.
  • He Is All Grown Up: Both of his "Adult" forms show that Lambo will eventually grow into quite the looker.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: People keep forgetting that he's 5 years old yet still forced to fight and often abused for laughs.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Revealed in the Inheritance Ceremony Arc that he wants to be like the Guardians and do everything they do because he's lonely.
  • Identical Stranger: His 10YL self is the spitting image of Bianchi's ex-boyfriend, unfortunately for him.
  • Improbable Age: He's a 5-year-old hitman, though he's not taken seriously by anyone.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: Frequently. There's a reason one of his nicknames is 'Crybaby Lambo'.
  • A Load of Bull: His Animal Motif. Also his Box Weapon.
  • The Load: He is a five-year-old kid forced into battles that are way over his abilities, forcing other characters to defend him from being hurt. It doesn't help that he is a Boisterous Weakling that doesn't understand the situation he is in, making the situation even more complicated. Tsuna understandably doesn't want him to participate, but Reborn forces the poor kid to fight anyways since he is the official Lightning Guardian.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Slightly subverted, as Lambo's shield has an offensive capability, Corna Fulmine (Lightning Horns).
  • Mr. Fanservice: At age 25. His age 15 self isn't too hard on the eyes, either.
  • No Indoor Voice: Has quite a loud and annoying voice and he never seems to shut up in all of his scenes.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Shares this with I-pin. While the Arcobalenos have infant bodies, at least they have identifiable adult features. Lambo on the other hand, is drawn in a simplistic style and his body shape can be compared to broccoli. It's very jarring to see him in promotional artworks where everyone is looking pretty and he is just there.
  • Only One Name: Lambo is the only name that he is called in the series. Fans use "Bovino" as his family name as Fanon.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Did not really take any training in order to improve himself and most of his fights are done by his future counterpart or won either by luck.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: No, that's not what 5-year-olds look like in real life!
  • Plucky Comic Relief: His annoying tendencies and antics with the others are usually the main source of comedy.
  • Shock and Awe: Besides being the Lightning Guardian, he can absorb electricity through his body, and his future selves can channel it through their horns for attacks.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: It's noteworthy to point out that he did not participate in the representative battle and against Jager and Checkerface as the stakes are really high and there is no reason for him to be pushed into battle anyways.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Claims that he can kill Reborn, but will cry if he is pushed or shoved. Loses this attitude when he is a young man.
  • Tears of Fear: Whenever he finally realizes his situation.
  • Third-Person Person: To show his very childish side.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Oh boy. He does things that usually get Tsuna and gang into trouble, throws bombs around after he starts to cry and just being an annoyance to everyone around him. A good example is in the future arc where he sneaked out of the base when Fuuta needed to fix some cables. This led to a Millifiore captain chasing after the poor kid, Irie almost discovering the Vongola Base and forcing Tsuna to go outside and catch him.
  • Troubling Unchildhood Behavior: His introduction has him trying to kill Reborn.
  • Tyke Bomb: He is raised as a mafia hitman at a really young age.
  • Unknown Rival: To Reborn at the beginning of the story. As the story went on, he seems to have forgotten all about that.
  • Verbal Tic: Usually ends his sentences with "-Damon ne"
  • With Cat Like Tread: Tries to kill Reborn, but does not even bother to learn the meaning of stealth.
  • Younger Than They Look: 10YL Lambo, the suave ladies' man that's frequently referred to as 'Adult Lambo', is only fifteen years old.

    Ryohei 

Ryohei Sasagawa

Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi

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10th Vongola Sun Guardian

Ryohei is Extreme. His (empty) club is extreme. His mentor is extreme. Everything he does is extreme. The guy is always training, extremely hard, and he gets even more extreme when he doesn't train. He may seem like something of an extreme virtual airhead sometimes, but there seems to be some kind of extreme logic to his madness. He seems to always be trying to recruit Tsuna into his extreme boxing club. He's just not taking no for an answer.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Tsuna calls him "onii-san", despite Ryohei not being his brother. But this might be because he's the big brother of his crush Kyoko, so Tsuna sees him somewhat as a "brother-in-law".
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Ryohei's Vongola Gear power allows him to absorb the damage of his opponent's attacks and reflect it onto his opponent. However, this requires him to allow himself to get hit and if the opponent hits too hard, Ryohei could go down without throwing a punch.
  • Boxing Battler: His main style of fighting.
  • Big Brother Instinct: To both Kyoko and Tsuna, and also to the other Guardians to a lesser extent.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Chrome after her fight with Glo Xina and is the one who brought her to the Vongola Base.
  • Birds of a Feather: With his fellow classmate Aoba Kouyou, to the point that both have similar outlooks in life and have the same level of intelligence.
  • Book Dumb: Equal or maybe even worse than Tsuna. He is always living to the extreme and is very focused on boxing and working out, which leaves little room for studying.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Quite loud and can destroy walls with just a punch.
  • Boxing Kangaroo: The wounds on Kangaryu are from the sparring sessions she has with his future self.
  • Catchphrase: "TO THE EXTREME!!!"
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: All it took was the right sort of training and he was strong enough to destroy an entire gym building with one punch.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's rather Book Dumb, but he's still one of the strongest at Namimori Middle School even before he becomes the Sun Guardian.
  • Death Glare: Can certainly give a scary one when he is fighting an opponent.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: A couple of the manga splash pages have him point out oddities like Hibari's catch phrase or Chrome's name.
  • Dumb Is Good: Quite dumb, but is one of the nicest person in the cast.
  • Dumb Muscle: Since he always lives to the extreme and always focuses on his boxing club. Ryohei is one of the least smartest guardian, with him taking 5 hours just to learn what happened in the future.
  • Elemental Punch/Kame Hame Hadoken: The "Sunshine Counter" attack that comes with his new Vongola Gear lets his punches shoot concentrated blasts of Sun Flames.
  • Future Badass: Those ten years have done him quite a bit of good.
  • Kangaroos Represent Australia: His Box Weapon.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: As Lussuria can attest. He even wants to take him home as part of his collection.
  • Extremity Extremist: TO THE EXTREME!!
  • Fan of Underdog: Not to the extent of Gokudera and Yamamoto, but this guy keeps on insisting that Tsuna should join his boxing club.
  • Forgetful Jones: Resolved in the future by actually taking notes.
  • Good Is Dumb: Even more so than his boss.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Crossing his left eyebrow. It's a scar from the time he defended Kyoko from his bullies.
  • Handwraps of Awesome: His handswraps are the trope image.
  • Healing Factor: His Sun Flames speed up his natural healing process. He also has a Sun Trowel that can heal others' wounds.
  • Heroic Build: Has the most muscular build of all the guardians. Fitting as he is a boxer-in-training.
  • Heroic Resolve: Reborn states that Ryohei is living with his Dying Will everyday, that's why the Dying Will bullet has no effect on him.
  • Hot-Blooded: So much so that the Dying Will Bullet has no effect on him!
  • How Much More Can He Take?: His fight with Kouyou.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Punched Tsuna, of all people, for telling Kyoko the truth about the Future Conflict.
  • Large Ham: "I'm a Large Ham TO THE EXTREME!"
  • Leeroy Jenkins: No surprise coming from the dumb, hot-blooded boxer.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's fast and can keep up with Lussuria, who is a trained Muay Thai practitioner. And he can hit really hard as well where walls will feel nothing but paper to him.
  • Made of Iron: It's actually part of being the Sun Guardian, as he needs to be able to protect others with his body. He shrugged off crashing into a wall with a motorbike traveling at high speed. And was able to take Colonnello's memory bullet, which Iemitsu points out that has a 90% chance of killing the target.
  • Megaton Punch: His arms can punch a hole in concrete. Couple that with his sun flames and it's an instant K.O to whoever is on the end of his punches.
  • My Fist Forgives You: Punches Tsuna to the face after he spilled out the truth to his sister. He's mad about it but in his words:
    Ryohei: "One punch and I will be able to move on."
  • No Indoor Voice: He does have one, it's just that he tends to forget it.
  • Odd Friendship: With Hibari (though calling it 'friendship' is a stretch). Emphasized in the anime when they work together to protect Namimori.
  • Official Couple: With Hana Kurokawa in the TYL arc.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Downplayed; there are people who refer to him by his proper name, but it's much more common for him to be called Turf Top/Big Brother/Senpai.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: He's an excellent boxer and the strongest Guardian in terms of physical prowess, and yet is one of the weaker fighters in the group by virtue of the others just being better.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: He's still wearing it ten years in the future.
  • Power Fist: His main attacks are variations of boxing techniques that is powered by the sun flames. Although he doesn't even need the flames in order to overpower enemies.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: One of his attacks.
  • Scars Are Forever: The scar on his forehead.
  • Senpai Kohai: To the other guardians. Tsuna and Yamamoto certainly respect him, calling him "Oni-san" and "Senpai" respectively. Gokudera does not, which often leads to fights between them.
  • Shirtless Scene: Almost always fights like this. It's justified though since he's a boxer.
  • Shoryuken: Maximum Cannon. Also Sunshine Uppercut.
  • Shipper on Deck: Not so much noticeable as he is very protective of Kyoko, but he doesn't mind Tsuna's crush with Kyoko wherein he will try to scare anyone else who gets close to her.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Kyoko. Ryohei is loud and Hot-Blooded while Kyoko is your everyday Nice Girl.
  • Spam Attack: Maximum Ingram, in which he leaves after images of himself and they all use Maximum Cannon.
  • Super Drowning Skills: He has a very... unique swimming style.
  • Terrible Artist: See for yourself (spoilers for the Future arc).
  • Talk to the Fist: He is a boxer, and his punches are nothing to laugh at seeing that he was able to demolish the gym wall with his bare hands.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Gokudera and Hibari,although it's one sided on his part.
  • Volleying Insults: Trades hair insults with Gokudera. And also with Hibari when he feels like it.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer...: The other guardians have their own weapon of choice, but he is content with using his fists. He later gets his Vongola gear with the others.

    Hibari 

Kyouya Hibari

Voiced by: Takashi Kondo

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10th Vongola Cloud Guardian

Congratulations. You're the Student Council President of the Absurdly Powerful Student Council. You can get away with ''anything''. You even have that Red Armband Of Leadership. Hey, Wait!, that's not you. That's Hibari. The Curb-Stomp Battle personified. He will be In Love with Your Carnage, so don't fight anywhere near him and his Automatically Violent self. Violent to anything and everything other than his Cute Critters, whom he won't attack even if they pierce his hand. Remember, don't piss him off or he will "bite you to death."


  • Aloof Ally: Actually the description of being the cloud guardian, which he practices really well.
    Reborn: To be the aloof, drifting Cloud that protects the Family from an independent standpoint, and whom nothing can ever bind.
  • Animal Theme Naming: Hibari can mean skylark. Explains why he's so fond of animals, particularly birds.
  • Anti-Hero: Hibari is definitely not a traditional good guy. He is a very ruthless Blood Knight and a jerkass loner who just happens to be on the side of good.
  • Asexuality: Married to his school.
  • Axe-Crazy: He's definitely one of the most Axe-Crazy characters in the series. Yes, even more than pretty much all of the Big Bads so far.
  • Badass in Distress: Thanks to being curb stomped by cherry blossoms, Mukuro, and Enma.
  • Badass Longcoat: His Vongola Gear release.
  • Berserk Button: Damaging the school in any way will pretty much incur his wrath and bite someone to death. Likewise doing anything to his Red Armband will make him chase you to the ends of the earth. Just ask Skull.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In a helicopter in chapter 319.
  • Blood Knight: Fighting is pretty much Kyoya's sole motivation to be a Guardian.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: As said by Future Ryohei.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Gola Mosca barely saw what hit him. But then again, it was intentional.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "I'll bite you to death." An odd catchphrase that was made fun of in a splash page of the manga. After Hibari says this to Gola Mosca, Ryohei imagines him actually biting Mosca's head off.
    • In the case of Chibi Vampire Hibarin, "I'll suck you to death".
  • Characterization Marches On: At the start of the series, he has a comically serious attitude whenever he interacts with Tsuna and the gang (Making Black Comedy jokes, revealing he throws snowballs at people for fun, joining the Pole-Knocking contest). He loses this attitude after the Kokuyo Arc, becoming the stoic and no non-sense Blood Knight that all are familiar with.
  • The Comically Serious: More noticeable in the earlier chapters when he humors Tsuna and his group's antics, that is until someone pisses him off and makes him leave the scene.
  • Determinator
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Though it's more that everyone is too terrified to take notice.
  • The Dreaded: By the enemies and his own allies thanks to his Wild Card nature. He is considered the Vongola's Strongest Guardian for a reason.
  • Dual Tonfas: his Weapon of Choice.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He may beat up anybody who dare defies his school rules, but he won't bite to death someone who has given up on fighting as shown when Naito Longchamp and Tsuna were hit by the Desolation Bullet.
  • Future Badass: If that's even possible.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Has a grappling hook hidden in his tonfa.
  • Hates Being Touched: He will bite you to death if you crowd.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Handcuffs, anyone?
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Admires Tsuna's fighting skills when he is in Hyper Dying Will mode. If he's not in the mode, then he ignores the poor guy. It's shown even more in the Varia arc, as he hopes that the battle between Xanxus and Tsuna will awaken the latter's instincts.
  • Insane Troll Logic: After being explained of how Dying Will Flames work by Kusakabe, he concludes that he can make Dying Will flames by getting pissed off. It worked, much to the latter's surprise.
  • It's All About Me: It is indeed.
  • Japanese Delinquent: That is the head of the Student Council. His lackeys even wear the Bancho style uniform.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Half carrying Gokudera to find Tsuna in Kokuyo Land, how nice of him. Not! He literally throws Gokudera aside afterward, and it turns out he only helped the latter so they could be "even". Let's not even get started on the countless times he turned up to kick enemy butt and then says "They were crowding".
    • Hidden Heart of Gold: It happens, and not just to his Loyal Animal Companion trio. Possibly the most direct one is that Hibari, had absolutely no reason to save Kyoko, Haru, I-Pin, and Lambo from one of Skull's stray missiles. One would think he was paying Ryohei back for saving Nami Middle, but Hibari says otherwise (stating that he'd pay Ryohei back by taking Alaude's test). Notable because Hibari himself says multiple times he doesn't actively try to save anyone, and the missile was the opposite direction of the fight, so he couldn't even pass it off as indirect action like he usually does.
  • The Lancer: When he's actually ON the team, at least. He's extremely self-serving, unlike Tsuna who tends to get roped into helping others. But when worse comes to worst, he is the guardian that Tsuna relies the most.
  • Loners Are Freaks: He believes that having friends and allies is a sign of being weak and will beat up people for crowding at him. Any attempts of socializing with him end up with a tonfa on the offending person's face, being sent to the hospital or ignored if one is lucky.
  • Loyal Animal Companion: Hibird and his hedgehogs.
  • Lyrical Dissonance: His song, Horizon, sounds a bit too upbeat to have lines like "I'll bite you to death."
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Acts like he was not affected by an enemy's attacks to make them fear him.
  • Married to the Job: Married to the school as the Student Council President.
  • Noble Demon: As much of a dick that he is, he will not harm an innocent person and will protect them from danger. He also tries to repay his debts to anyone who saves him, such as carrying Gokudera from danger when the former saved his life. He will also respect rules when asked to by people he respects as long as a reason is given.
  • No Challenge Equals No Satisfaction: He is pretty known to challenging people who he thinks are strong, no matter what is happening around him, and will not listen to reason unless given a satisfactory one. This also links to his standards, as he won't even bother to remember someone who can't put up a fight.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: When Bel was throwing knives at him.
  • Odd Friendship: With Ryohei (though calling it 'friendship' is a stretch). Emphasized in the anime when they work together to protect Namimori.
  • One-Man Army: Took on multiple teams of Millefiore goons that are attacking the base. He crushes them all in an instant, his future version at least His current version was able to fight against Adelheid's 500 ice clones, each as strong as her.
  • Perpetual Frowner: You can count on one hand how many times he gives out a sincere smile, not counting his battle smirks.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • His pets. Also, his future self's efforts to save a dying Chrome.
    • He did accept the chocolate I-Pin gave him without so much as a frown. In the anime, he doesn't take the group's hard-earned summer festival cash because he sees that she's upset.
    • When Tsuna was suffering from a Heroic BSOD, Hibari tells Tsuna that his face is boring and for Tsuna to watch Hibari's fight closely. For Hibari, this can be seen as his own way of attempting to cheer Tsuna up.
    • During his battle with Adelheid, he says that Tsuna will "bite the sky, one day". Meaning that he knows that Tsuna will grow up to become very powerful. Considering that TYL!Tsuna is one of the only people that TYL!Hibari respects due to losing to him, this means he's looking forward to the day when Tsuna is that strong.
    • Anytime Hibari even minutely acknowledges the other protagonists as being strong at all counts.
  • Red Armband of Leadership: Wherever he goes. It practically defines him. Touching it is one of his Berserk Button.
  • Satellite Love Interest: I-Pin only seems to be infatuated with Hibari because he looks like an older version of her master.
  • Secret Keeper: His ten year later self was the only one aside from Shouichi to know about Future Tsuna's plans to defeat Byakuran, much to everyone else's shock.
  • Sidekick Ex Machina: Only shows up whenever there is a fight that has a high stake to win.
  • Sink-or-Swim Mentor: His Ten Years into the Future Self is this for Tsuna.
  • Sleepy Head: If he is not taking patrols or fighting enemies, then he is seen usually asleep on top of his beloved school. And if he is with other people, then he will step to the side and sleep until everyone is gone. He even fell asleep during Daemon Spades's Motive Rant
  • Smug Super: Let's face it. He's not humble. At all. And he's incredibly proud. The only thing is... he really does have the fighting genius and strength to back up his huge ego.
  • Spoiled Brat: He expects everything he wants to go his way. And no one seems to discourage this attitude of his. It doesn't help that he pretty much has a hold on all the authority figures in charge.
  • The Stoic: Nothing ever flinches this guy, whether he is biting someone to death or is fighting an enemy. And woe to the person who manages to piss him off.
  • Static Character: Never received any Character Development in the story at all, yet the fans love him the way he is. Even ten years and a rough future are not enough for him to ally with anyone save for the people he respects.
  • Student Council President: He not only rules the school, he rules the whole town!
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: One of the well-known examples in the series, as he was able to get the number one spot on the popularity poll many times.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He comes very close to being one. Really, his sole redeeming factors are his dedication to Namimori and his weak spot for cute animals.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Badass as he is, this guy can be taken down by cherry blossoms. Even after he receives medication for it he doesn't like to talk about or be around sakura trees.
  • Whip It Good: His Vongola X Gear. And it is shown in a flashback that Dino is the one who inspired him to get try using a whip.
  • Wild Card: It's part of being the Cloud Guardian.
  • The Worf Effect: With his first fight with Mukuro. He is still under the effect Shamal's Trident Mosquito and Mukuro took advantage of this, creating illusions of cherry blossom flowers that crippled him and rendered him unable to fight.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In his defense, his opponent is Suzuki Adelheid who can pretty much go toe-to-toe with him.

    Mukuro 

Mukuro Rokudo

Voiced by: Toshinobu Iida

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10th Vongola Mist Guardian (shared with Chrome)

He's the trident-wielding guy with a Dark Past that you don't want to know about. In some completely lucky way, Mukuro has been reborn in all stages of hell, and remembers all of it. Due to that, he's gained Magical Eye powers and has been dead set on taking over Tsuna's body. But after the dirty tactics failed, he ended up being employed in the job of being the guardian of the person who beat him. Nowadays, he spends his time in the head of a girl who looks just like him, occasionally dropping by to save the day... Or something.


  • A Handful for an Eye: Gouges his own eyes out to activate one of his Realm auras.
  • Action Fashionista: Alongside Gokudera, he one of the most fashion oriented guardian, with Too Many Belts, studs, and leather accessories that you can put in an outfit.
  • Agent Peacock
  • Anime Hair: His "pineapple" hairstyle. How do those spikes stay in place all the time?
  • Anti-Hero: After his Heel–Face Turn, he doesn't consider himself as part of the family and seems to have not made any moves to take over the world after even 10 years in the future.
  • Badass Longcoat: His future self pulls this off in all its badassery.
  • Baleful Polymorph: While he can possess animals on his own accord, Mukuro's forced into his owl's body when D.Spade steals his.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't compare his haircut to a pineapple while he's in earshot.
    • A less comical example would be how much he hates to be controlled. According to him, it's the main reason he was so pissed off towards Big Bad Daemon Spade during the Inheritance Ceremony arc.
  • Big Damn Heroes: For Chrome in the Future Arc.
  • Bishounen: His astounding semblance to Chrome should give you a hint.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In his first appearance with Tsuna, where he pretended to be someone kidnapped by Mukuro in order to kill him. Doesn't really work thanks to circumstances.
  • Break Her Heart to Save Her: Non-romantic example, but he kicked Chrome out of the Kokuyo Gang and forced her to move to Namimori as a way to help her realize her true potential and to let herself be her own person. She was able to succeed, much to his joy.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Using every trick in the book... and then some.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He and the other Kokuyo gang were experimented by a mafia family, forcing them to endure painful experiments every day. He and the others escaped from them, where he began to swear revenge against all mafia members for the suffering they endured.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Kind of... sort of. At least Tsuna thinks so.
  • Demonic Possession: Via Chrome. Note that he doesn't use her for his own means and is actually quite fond of her, as he only appears to defend her from her enemies. Other than that, he's usually resting on the back of her mind.
  • Dissonant Serenity: No matter what the situation is, he always has a smile on his face.
  • Easily Forgiven: Tsuna forgives him a few months later after he tried killing Tsuna and all of his friends. And he didn't even apologize. Oh, and Lancia (who was possessed by Mukuro and killed all of his own friends) forgave him, too—for Tsuna's sake.
  • Enemy Mine/Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Happens at the end of the Inheritance Arc and following the third day of the Curse of the Rainbow trials. He's forced to join Tsuna's side and work with him and ends up in a team of other former villains to help take down the final Big Bad. That is, he's on a team with Byakuran and Xanxus. And also Dino and Squalo, who are less terrifying.
  • Evil Laugh: Kufufufufu~
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has the deepest and most mature voice out all the Guardians.
  • Eye Scream: in order to activate his "Six Paths" technique, he has to gouge his eyes out.
  • Faking the Dead: Commits suicide in front of Tsuna and Reborn, [[spoiler: but actually shot himself with a possession bullet, which allows him to take over the bodies of whoever he scratches his trident with.
  • Flaw Exploitation
  • Future Badass: His TYL future is this, as he was able to fend off Byakuran while he was stuck in Vindice Prison and an illusion created by Chrome's Vongola ring.
  • Grand Theft Me: His plans for Tsuna as well as his main means of controlling his People Puppets. Also in a case of quite glorious irony, what he temporarily suffered courtesy of Daemon Spade.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After his defeat from Tsuna's hands, he (or rather his proxy Chrome) became his mist guardian thanks to Reborn's efforts.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Aside from the Kokuyo uniform, he's rather fond of this.
  • Hellish Pupils: One, shape-shifting hellish pupil.
  • High-Class Glass: Daemon Spade's Devil Lens which can see through illusions and find weak spots
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Pretends to be defeated in his fight with Tsuna, but was counting on him lowering his guard so that he can possess him.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: His outfit changes every time he appears, but be assured it will feature at least three of the following: A pair of boots, a leather jacket, a Badass Long Coat, stylish T-shirts, a pair of gloves (be they normal ones or fingerless ones), Too Many Belts, a necklace, earrings, etc..
  • Improvised Weapon
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Has signs of this with Tsuna after his defeat, as he keeps a close eye of his growth via Chrome and claims that he will take over his body many times, even if he is able to do that with literally everyone else.
    • For example, in chapter 385 he's shown looking quite pleased when he sees Tsuna defeat a foe and remarks that "He's gotten even stronger."
  • In the Back: His favorite tactic.
  • Lack of Empathy: Although he does have his Pet the Dog moments.
  • Keigo: Although slightly less polite due to his use of boku, kimi, and occasionally omae.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His future self has this, as he was not able to get a haircut in ten years.
  • Kick the Dog: Invoked by him during his fight with Daemon Spade. His opponent makes him fight illusions of his comrades- and Mukuro strikes them down without a moment's thought. Though it helps that he knew they were illusions, Daemon still lampshades his lack of hesitation.
    • His kicking Chrome out of Kokyou and sending her packing to Namimori the second he's released from the Vindice prison seems like this at first, since Future!MM warned Chrome that he was only using her until he got out. Subverted later since it's revealed that his true intent was for her to get stronger and fulfill her potential, and he makes a point of visiting her while he's simultaneously in the middle of a battle to check up on her health.
  • Knight of Cerebus: It's his arc that shifts the series from a fairly comedic shonen into a more serious one.
  • Magical Eye: His left eye is the source of his powers and what power he can use depends on the number on his eye.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He frames other people for murders he committed while using their bodies and manages to receive forgiveness for his actions with minimal effort. Tsuna very readily forgives him after Mukuro (very likely on purpose) showed him strategic memories of how he sacrificed himself for the sake of letting his subordinates escape. This prompts Tsuna to actually feel apologetic, complete with an "I didn't understand anything!" scene. Never mind that Mukuro was shown to be completely unapologetic about the whole thing and actually came out and said that his plan was to turn the world into a sea of blood... Also, Mukuro was taken in when he was a child by a Mafia boss named Lancia. Except Mukuro betrayed and brainwashed Lancia with his Hypnotic Eyes which forced him to kill his entire family. And during his first meeting with Tsuna, he pretends to be a poor, innocent boy who was kidnapped by... Rokudo Mukuro.
  • Mark of the Supernatural: His red eye is this, as it is the source of his powers. It's noteworthy that he is the only character that has supernatural powers, as everyone else relies on their Dying Will and rings in order to fight.
  • Master of Illusion: And thus he is the first pick for being the Mist Guardian.
  • Meaningful Name: His name translates to "Six Paths Corpse". Fitting, no?
  • Morphic Resonance: Whenever Mukuro possesses his Box Owl, it gains his red right eye. His most recent possession of Mukurowl resulted in the bird somehow having his pineapple hair tuff as well.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: Changing the ugly world into a pure and beautiful sea of blood, starting a world war... he qualifies, no?
  • Noble Demon
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Being the Magnificent Bastard he is, during his first meeting with Tsuna, he pretends to be a poor, innocent boy who was kidnapped by... Rokudo Mukuro.
  • People Jars: As of Chapter 346, he's no longer one since he was freed by the Vindice themselves.
  • People Puppets: He controls them via Grand Theft Me.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He stayed behind so his cronies could escape after a failed prison break. He also appears to have great affection for Chrome.
    • His interaction with TYE!Fran can also be seen as this.
  • Powers via Possession: When he possesses someone, he can use all their abilities thanks to his Magical Eye. Doesn't matter how many he will possess as he can learn it instantly.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Type 2.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Pretty much all the time.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Or rather, red eye take warning.
  • Reincarnation: The source of his powers thanks to his Magical Eye and his memories of living in the six stages of hell.
  • Screw Yourself: By the circumstances, Chrome is technically Mukuro and Mukuro is technically Chrome.
  • Sidekick Ex Machina: He appears whenever the other guardians are in a pinch without any warning.
  • Significant Anagram: His name is the basis of Chrome's current name. Mukuro Rokudo = Kuromu Dokuro.
  • Simple Staff: His and Chrome's Vongola Gear, which enhances their illusions.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Has a mellow temperance and never raises his voice, but is one of the morally ambiguous characters in the story.
  • Stepford Smiler: Even when poking himself in the eye.
    • He forces himself to smile even when he is clearly very pissed off.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome
  • Token Evil Teammate: Zigzagged, sorta. He's the most ruthless and manipulative of all the Guardians, but his goal is to destroy the mafia crime families... and turn the world into a sea of blood. Point is, he's not a nice guy.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Killed the Estranosa Family at a really young age as revenge.
  • Tsurime Eyes
  • Wild Card: Even more so than Hibari. He joins the Vongola in fights for his own reasons and even threatens to possess Tsuna's body so that he can rule the Mafia.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In a pineapple hairstyle to boot.
  • Younger Than They Look: He looks, sounds, and acts as if he were in his early twenties. He's 15.

    Chrome 

Chrome Dokuro

Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka

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10th Vongola Mist Guardian (shared with Mukuro)

She's the only girl in the group, equipped with an infamous spear and an ambiguous eyepatch. She reminds you of someone, right? Oh yeah, that guy with the blue hair who tried to possess Tsuna. Well, Chrome and Mukuro are pretty much one in the same; a packaged deal. Gokudera mistrusts her, especially after she stole away Tsuna's First Kiss. She gets the sympathy for having imaginary organs. Though she hasn't been given much of a chance, she's managed to prove herself competent in battle (her first appearence and her fight with Glo Xinia) and seems to be gaining confidence as the series progresses.


  • Badass Adorable: Especially after the Art Evolution, where she became even cuter.
  • Bare Your Midriff: You can see her organs disappearing!
  • Battle Couple: With Mukuro. And this happens again after she creates her own organs for the fight against Jager.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Chrome's illusions and beast summons can be quite scary.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In Chapters 382 & 383.
  • Blade on a Stick: What she uses after Mukuro was released and took his trident back.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Daemon Spade.
  • Broken Bird: Her parents left her for dead, as her mother refuses to give her own organs for her and her father would rather attend an important meeting than stay by her side. Her interactions with the Kokuyo Gang is not better, as she is always badmouthed by [[Tsundere Ken]] and M.M. always says that she's only there cause of her link with Mukuro. It's to the point where she runs away from Kyoko and Haru in the future arc thanks to her not used to receiving any kindness.
  • Can't Live Without You: Chrome is reliant on Mukuro to create/maintain her illusionary organs. In the Future arc, she learns how to create them herself, but can only do so by using the Vongola Mist Ring, a fact that Daemon Spade has no qualms taking advantage of.
  • Character Development: Goes from depending on Mukuro to providing her organs for her to finally showing her resolve in being seen as separate from him. As she does, she uses her own flames to create her own organs and is shown to be equal to Mukuro in power.
  • The Chick: She is the only female guardian. And if she is feeling well, she can kick ass with no effort.
  • Cry Cute: When she cries after saying that she doesn't want to fight anymore. It's actually fake, as she is being manipulated by Daemon Spade at that time.
  • Deflector Shields: "Cortina Nebia", a mist barrier that is directly linked to Chrome's life. If it breaks, she breaks.
  • Dude Magnet: When she transferred into Tsuna's school, some male classmates immediately developed a crush upon seeing her.
  • Extreme Doormat: Follows Mukuro's orders and almost never acts on her own will, even giving her life to him even if she has the means to support herself.
  • Eyepatch of Power: She lost an eye thanks to the accident. It's a coincidence that it's the same eye as Mukuro's red one, which Gokudera lampshades when she is first introduced.
  • Faux Action Girl: Invoked. As it turns out, a good deal of the reason she relies so heavily on Mukuro is that she wants to. Once she realizes that she'd rather be his equal and help protect him and their friends she upgrades to full out Action Girl, shocking everyone with her skill.
  • Gogo Enslavement: While not quite as fanservicy as the trope usually implies, Daemon's first order of business after he pulls a Hypnotize the Princess on her is making her change into the Simon Middle School uniform.
  • Go Through Me: Used as a body shield by Daemon Spade to protect himself from Tsuna and Yamamoto.
  • High-Class Glass: Daemon Spade's Devil Lens which can see through illusions.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: After trying to convince her to pull a Face–Heel Turn fails, Daemon decides to "punish" her.
  • Ill Girl: A good number of her organs are actually illusions created by Mukuro to replace the ones she lost in a car accident.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Not really shown in the story proper, but the reason she got into the accident that caused her to lose most of her organs and eventually meet Mukuro was that she had been trying to rescue a cat.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Mukuro, by her own choice.
  • Luminescent Blush
  • Mad Love: Of course Mukuro does seem to love her back in his own twisted way.
  • Magic Skirt: Her skirt doesn't move or show much whenever she's fighting. A straight case as well when she lends her body to Mukuro, as her skirt changes into pants.
  • Master of Illusion: Although not as much of a master as Mukuro, that is, until the Future arc. Mammon/Viper even complimented her skills in one of the recent chapters. As it turns out she is far more powerful than she lets on.
  • Meaningful Rename: See Significant Anagram. The syllables of Chrome's name in Japanese are an anagram of Mukuro's to reflect how, when she is first introduced, they are technically the same person.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: When Daemon controlled her.
  • Morality Pet: Plays this role for Mukuro.
  • New Transfer Student: Chrome officially transfers into Namimori Middle School in Chapter 349.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: On a filler arc, she suddenly cries and declares that she doesn't want to fight anymore. She is actually possessed by Daemon Spade
  • Parental Neglect: Her mother and step-father barely even hesitate before deciding to leave her to die after her car crash. The dad is more concerned with his business meetings and the mom refuses to do an organ transplant on the grounds that she doesn't want her body chopped up for a child whom saving "just doesn't seem worth it."
  • Prongs of Poseidon
  • Purple Eyes: To add to her mysterious features. And it's the same color as Mukuro's eyes.
  • The Quiet One: She doesn't talk much.
  • Shy Blue-Haired Girl
  • Significant Anagram: Chrome (Kuromu) Dokuro... Mukuro Rokudo... hmmmm.... To be fair, her name before meeting Mukuro was Nagi, meaning this was very much intentional.
  • Simple Staff: Her and Mukuro's Vongola Gear which enhances their illusions.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Amongst the guardians, at least.
  • Tareme Eyes
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Her fight with Glo Xinia, when she manages to successfully create realistic illusions of Ken and Chikusa and an illusory body for Mukuro to take over instead of her.
    • Chapter 383. That is all.
  • Undying Loyalty: Chrome would rather let herself die than betray or be used against Mukuro.
  • Unequal Pairing: With Mukuro.
  • When She Smiles: Smiles after realizing that she can be friends with Kyoko and Haru. And gives an endearing smile after TYL!Mukoro says goodbye to her.
  • Willfully Weak: It is revealed that part of the reason she is a Faux Action Girl is that she wants to rely on Mukuro.
  • Woman in White: In the anime, when Mukuro bought her into his realm she wore a simple white dress.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: And of course, pineapple shaped!
  • Zettai Ryouiki: While wearing the Simon Middle School uniform, and what looks to be a Grade A too.
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