Character OutlineColonnello is one of the seven Arcobaleno and the holder of the Rain Pacifier. He has blonde, spiky hair and wears green army camouflage. Colonnello has a tendency to add "-kora!" or "hey!" to the end of his sentences. He wears black army boots and a camouflage bandana around his head. He is in charge of the training ground behind Mafia Land and was a former member of the COMSUBIN and because of that he is not averse to using heavy artillery, using an anti-tank Rifle as his primary Weapon. He has mastered the martial arts of Karate and SAMBO. Falco, the bird on top of Colonello's head, helps him fly to distant places. Colonnello acts as a rival towards Reborn and vice-versa, but despite this, he shares many traits with Reborn, like being a merciless tutor, suddenly taking naps (while talking a lot of the time), and having a sharp tongue.
When Tsuna fails the test at Mafia Land, he is sent to Colonnello to train for his last-chance test. Colonnello proves he is a vicious tutor, and great rival to Reborn by physically attacking Tsuna in competition to prove who was most strict. After putting Tsuna through the ringer, he falls asleep standing next to Reborn.
He becomes Ryohei's home tutor during the Vongola Tournament, and stays at Ryohei's home. Colonello was the one to teach Ryohei the 'Maximum Cannon' by shooting him with a bullet specially designed to hold all of Colonello's knowledge. He was also an observer during the Sky Match.
Originally, Lal Mirch was to receive the Blue Pacifier until Colonnello intervened and left Lal Mirch with a corrupted Pacifier. He is said to have died trying to protect Viper. Lal Mirch and Colonnello are revealed to have a past together where she was the one who trained Colonnello before he became an Arcobaleno. Tsuna manages to open the Box given to him by Lal Mirch to reveal an Arcobaleno Pacifier (speculated to be Colonnello's) that she now keeps. Uni gives up her life to revive the dead Arcobaleno, and Colonnello resurges, telling Tsuna that Yuni undid all the damage created by Byakuran.
Colonnello was the first Arcobaleno to administer the first Trial for the Arcobaleno Seals. He fights Tsuna and Gokudera in the Trial of Combat Ability. Gokudera shoots him with various Flame Arrows, but Colonnello was able to avoid. Colonnello then appeared better than the two, but Colonnello loses to Tsuna's Attack. In the end, Colonnello's Rifle was badly damaged. Thus, Tsuna obtains the Rain Seal and has won the Trial of Combat.
He gets captured by Verde, along with all the other Arcobaleno besides Aria, using a variation of Non Tri-Ni-Set waves, which only paralyzes them, as opposed to outright killing them.
Colonnello and the rest of the Arcobaleno are called by Reborn to train Tsuna and the others. He is paired with Yamamoto, as they have the same Flame type. He watches over Yamamoto's training, and notices that Yamamoto is acting strange. He confronts Yamamoto before his test with Asari, about his behaviour, and asks if there's something on his mind. Yamamoto responds that due to his easy going nature he let everyone down, and he wont make the same mistake again. During the meeting with Asari, Yamamoto assuming that the test is a battle, begins to fight Asari. Yamamoto is pushed into a corner, but notices an opening, and tries to take advantage of it. He's nearly sucessful, had Colonnello not intervined and stopped him. Asari then informs Yamamoto that he failed the test.
After Byakuran was defeated, Colonnello and the rest of the Arcobaleno were revived because Yuni sacrificed herself to bring them back to life.
Skills and Abilities
Like all Arcobaleno, Colonnello can emit his Dying Will Flame throughout his body.
- Rifle - Colonnello has been shown to be able to emit his Dying Will Flames with his Rifle, making it extremely powerful.
- Maximum Burst - The Rifle charges up power and releases an extremely powerful shot. Interestingly enough, it is in the shape of a bird, like his Animal Partner. The name of Ryohei's Attack, Maximum Cannon, is speculated to be named after this Attack since he became Ryohei's home tutor during the Vongola Ring Conflict.
- Flying - With the aid of his Animal Partner, Falco, he is able to fly.
- COMSUBIN Training - Because of his training in the COMSUBIN, he is a trap expert and a Combat specialist.
- He is a former student of Lal.
- In the Reborn! Fandom, he is referred to as Col.
- He said that Reborn is his great rival, but it is shown that he shares same qualities with Reborn like having a sharp tongue and sleeping out of the blue.
- His catchphrase is "kora" which means hey or maggots.
- He single-handedly took out 1,375 hitmen from another Italian Family.
- Colonnello's name is Italian for "Colonel."
- So far Colonnello has 2 kinds of Costumes throughout the anime:
- Mafia Land Costume - Close jacket with military cap.
- Entire Colonnello Costume - Opened jacket with handkerchief around his forehead with a pin no. 1.
- He seems to know about Lal's feelings toward him and often teases her.
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