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The Dying Will Bullet is a special weapon created by the Vongola Famiglia. According to Reborn, Dying Will bullets are made from the Vongola tradition of burying prime bullets in the shape-changing chameleon's body for three days.[1] Once it's shot at a person, they die. If they feel regret when they were shot (with an actual bullet, as in the manga, or with a form of energy, as in the anime), they are resurrected with a flame on their forehead. When "reborn," the person literally bursts out of their old body in just their underclothes. Because of such, it destroys clothing a lot. There are exceptions, such as if the person is in boxing gear. Aside from the disadvantage to one's wardrobe, they are capable of amazing feats. This is called Dying Will Mode.

In the Varia Arc, Tsuna is trained to control the energy of the Dying Will Bullet by maintaining Dying Will Mode for longer than the 5-minute limit. As a result of this training, Tsuna is able to go into Hyper Dying Will Mode when shot with a Dying Will Bullet.

Abilities and effects[]

The Dying Will Bullet turns all of the internal person's safety switches off and in exchange for risking their life, they are able to harness great strength. Through regret, the person shot gains overwhelming strength, power, and invulnerability.

Dying Will Bullets also have a property where they can compress, store, and release Dying Will Flames. They were used by Vongola Settimo with the Dying Will Gun because his Flames were weak, and improved them for battle, as well as by Varia leader Xanxus.[2]

Being shot by the bullet causes the person's clothes except underwear to look as if they exploded off. The person will gain a dying will flame on the top of their forehead, and act more passionate. Also, should a person be on the verge of death, if they are shot by the bullet and have a regret they are revived.

Depending on where a person is shot, there are different effects. Such as the Iron Stomach Bullet and the Fist Bullet. For example, when the Iron Stomach Bullet was used, Tsuna wanted to eat Kyoko's cake but Bianchi swapped it for her Poison Cooking. So, Reborn shot Tsuna in the belly and turned his stomach into an "Iron Stomach," which allowed him to eat Bianchi's Poison Cooking without causing harm to himself.


These are some of the different types of bullet effects that have been demonstrated:

Body part shot Name Effects
Thighs Jump Bullet (ジャンプ弾, Janpu-dan?) This was the first alternative shot used in both the manga and the anime. Activated by two shots to the legs, the user becomes capable of jumping at superhuman levels. It appears that it does not require a person to be shot in the forehead (the locational activator for the standard Dying Will Mode) to be activated, as Tsuna did not go into Dying Will Mode when it was used.
The left side of the head Hair Growth Bullet (育毛弾, Ikumō-dan?) The amount of hair increases instantly.
Hair whorl Spring Bullet (スプリング弾, Supuringu-dan?) The target grows a spring out of their hair whorl.
Both cheeks Glamorous Shot (にらめっこ弾, Niramekko-dan?) It makes the cheeks really huge; allowing the user to stop a fight by making them lose their will to fight. Bianchi was the only one that wasn't affected by this.
Back of the hands Fist Bullet (ゲンコツ弾, Genkotsu-dan?) It increases the size of the targets hands to abnormal proportions, and thus increases their strength as well.
Spine Heatproof Skin Bullet (耐熱ヒフ弾, Tainetsu hifu-dan?) Makes the target's skin immune to all forms of heat. Is used in conjunction with the Megaton Punch Bullet.
Stomach Iron Stomach Bullet (アイアンストマック弾, Aiansutomakku-dan?) Turns the target's stomach into an "Iron Stomach," which allows them to eat anything, even poison, without causing harm to themselves.
Heels Foot Screw Bullet (足スクリュー弾, Ashi sukuryū-dan?) The ankles rotate at high speed.
Shoulder, elbow, and forearm Megaton Punch Bullet {(メガトンパンチ弾, Megaton Panchi-dan?) One of the few bullets to have been used more than once, it is activated by a three shot combo. It vastly increases the target's punch to megaton level strength, and strong enough to open fault lines in the ground and cause fissures.
Shoulder Iron Arm Bullet (アイアンアーム弾, Aian āmu-dan?) Anime only. Increases arm strength so the target can throws things far.


  • Reborn mentioned that other Mafia Famiglias are now making "altered" versions of the Dying Will Bullets, allowing the user to go into Hyper Dying Will Mode.
  • While the Dying Will Bullet has different purposes if shot into different body parts in the manga, the anime has different bullets for each specific body part.
  • In the Viz Media English translation, it is known as a "deathperation shot."