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Giotto is the Founder of the Vongola Famiglia, and thus, its First Boss. He is also the creator of the Zero Point Breakthrough. After his retirement, he moved to Japan and started a Family, making Tsuna his descendant. He is the great-great-great grandfather of Tsuna. Tsuna has repeatedly been shown to be very much like him, as they have the same weapon and techniques (including the Zero Point Breakthrough), similar appearances, and equally unorthodox Families (the First Family included kings, military men, rival Mafiosos, and religious people). Their Guardians are quite similar as well: Yamamoto, Hibari, Mukuro, Lambo, Gokudera, and Ryohei have already been shown to be very much like their predecessors in appearance, weapon of choice, and personality.
He is shown to be a calm and collected leader that cares for his friends and family and is willing to protect them and have a strong sense of justice and actively pursuing of what he thought is right, which is why he formed the Vongola Family. He is similar to Tsuna in many aspects, especially their soft nature that Daemon Spade once had commented on. He is also shown to be a forgiving person that never hold any grudges against people; when Daemon betrayed him, Giotto still considered him as his guardian.
Giotto was the founder of the Vongola, and said to be the most powerful Sky Boss. Giotto and his Guardians founded the Vongola, not to be the mafia that they are now, but to be a vigilante group to help the people. At some point during his reign as the First Vongola Boss, he was betrayed by his own Guardian, Daemon Spade, who wanted the Vongola to be more than they were at that point.
After the betrayal, Giotto sealed the true power of the Vongola rings, as he didn't trust what the Vongola would become and retired in Japan.
Giotto had a very close relashionship with the first Shimon boss, Cozart Shimon. They were said to be so close that they would never cross swords with each other. The two first met when both of them had similar intentions of helping out one of their neighbors. Cozart dropped his wallet which Giotto picked up to return. Once they found out that their intentions were the same, they shook hands, and this was the start of the Cozart-Giotto friendship.
Although unconfirmed, according to the Tenth Shimon Boss, Enma Kozato, Giotto eventually betrayed Cozart, and this betrayal resulted in the death of the Shimon boss, and the start of a long and painful future for the Shimon Famiglia.
During Tsuna's training with Hibari, he was trapped, enclosed by Hibari's Cloud Hedgehog, and forced Tsuna to undergo the Vongola Trial of Succession. While Tsuna was trapped in the hedgehog, his Vongola Ring emitted images to his head. The previous Vongola Bosses stated that they were the past sins and crimes of the Vongola. The bosses demanded Tsuna to accept the bloody history of the Vongola if he wanted to be strong, but Tsuna refused to do so and stated that he would rather destroy the Vongola than accept their sins. Vongola Primo then accepts Tsuna as the successor to the Vongola and grants him the proof of the Vongola.
Later, he appeared at a castle inside an amusement park where Lampo decides that he will stay until his Succesion Trial finishes. Giotto said that it was his turn now. At first, Lampo was against doing this, but Giotto was able to convince him as Lampo also commented that he "can't say no to him."
During Gokudera's Succesion Trial, he sealed Tsuna's Hyper Intuition to prevent him from interfering in the Succession Trial. After G.'s trial, he said that Tsuna realized that G. (when disguised as Gokudera) wasn't his real Storm Guardian even though he already sealed his Hyper Intuition. He also thanks G. for his help when he remembered the times when he and his Guardians built the Vongola.
He appears again in front of Daemon and thanks him for fulfilling his duty as a Guardian to which Daemon commented that he hasn't changed. After Daemon gave Chrome his inheritance, Giotto also gave Tsuna his inheritance as he had watched Tsuna and his Guardians throughout the Inheritance.
Later, he appears alongside Daemon and comments that Daemon still keeps the pocket watch that symbolizes their friendship and said that he hasn't changed his mind, to which Daemon replied that he was forever a fool and that's why Giotto disappointed him in the end. After this, he and the other Guardians went back to the Vongola Rings.
When Tsuna had his back to the wall in his battle with Byakuran, Tsuna explained his motives for fighting and prepared to battle Byakuran again, although he was heavily out classed by Byakuran, something Byakuran was quick to point out. At this moment Giotto speaks, but doesn't show himself, through the Vongola Rings.
Giotto explains to Tsuna about the history of the Vongola Rings, and how they were sealed to ensure a strict succession. He looks at Tsuna, and tells him, that this was no longer necessary, as he believed that Tsuna would understand the true meaning of both the Vongola Rings and his will.
Upon saying this, Giotto releases the Vongola Rings to reveal its true form. After doing this he encourages Tsuna to beat Byakuran by telling him to give the "Mare Boy" a scare before disappearing, his job done.
When Talbot, the oldest metal craftsman who worked for Vongola, arrived, after the Vongola Rings had been heavily damaged due to the Shimon's attack, he revealed that he could repair and upgrade the Vongola Rings with a bottle called Penalty which contained Primo's blood.
Weapons and Abilities
- Hyper Dying Will Mode: This is when one has been hit with the Criticism Shot or ingested two Dying Will Pills. Hyper Dying Will, instead of removing external limiters on the body and using pressure during a crisis, removes internal limiters; therefore, releasing the person's hidden awareness. When the internal limiters are lifted it awakens his Hyper Intuition. Giotto is normally seen in this form.
- I-Gloves - A pair of special combat Gloves used by the Vongola Primo, Giotto. These are the same as Tsuna's X Gloves, being able to ignite the Dying Will Flame, which allows for propulsion. When Tsuna's using X-Gloves Version Vongola Ring to do the Zero Point Breakthrough: First Edition, an I appears on the back of the X-Gloves to indicate that it is the First's technique.
- Mantello di Vongola Primo - Giotto wears a long, black Cloak that releases Sky Flames. The Cloak also has the ability to nullify Attacks. His Cloak, which is later used by Tsuna's Box Weapon Nuts' Cambio Difesa, is attached to his X-Gloves and bears a metal plate that bears the Roman Numeral I.
- Mitena di Vongola Primo - As with the First's Cloak, the Gauntlet also has the roman numeral I on it. It is said that Vongola Primo could focus all of his power into a single point. This was so powerful it is said that his gloves would even change form which is resembles Tsuna's gauntlet which was used against Byakuran.
- Sky Vongola Ring:This Ring is proof of being the Vongola sky boss before passing it on to Vongola Secondo. He sealed the Sky Ring along with the rest of the Vongola Rings to make sure they would be passed on to the next Vongola Boss.
- Vongola Hyper Intuition - This ability allows the user to predict upcoming attacks. Primo was seen using this ability to dodge a bullet.
- Zero Point Breakthrough: First Edition: (零地点突破: ファースト エディション, Zero Chiten Toppa: Faasuto Edishon) The Technique used by the First Vongola and later the Vongola Nono and Tsuna. It takes Giotto to be in the opposite state of the Hyper Dying Will State to create ice, which is highly negative compressed energy, that can seal away Dying Will Flames and can only be melted by the Dying Will Flames.
He was the head of a secret intelligence agency in an unidentified country. He physically resembles Hibari, and despite their preference for solitude, Dino notes that they both show benevolence toward allies, even though Hibari's manner of doing so is outwardly unfriendly and even violent, which was mentioned to be similar to Alaude when he was young. His weapon of choice was handcuffs; when Hibari's Cloud Hedgehog goes into Cambio Forma, it transforms into a similar weapon called Alaude's Handcuffs.
Japanese, loved music. It was said that there were none who could match his skills with the blade. He physically resembles Yamamoto, and Reborn compared Yamamoto giving up baseball to the first Rain Guardian giving up music: both did so to excel at swordsmanship for the sake of their friends in the Vongola Family. Specifically, the first Rain Guardian sold his instruments for a trio of short Swords and a single long Sword. Yamamoto's Kojirou can Cambio Forma into a similar Sword called "Asari Ugetsu."
A dangerous Illusionist. He resembles Chrome in her hairstyle but he physically and mentally resembles Mukuro more in personality and actions, and Reborn stated that he was a backstabber, much as Mukuro has frequently noted that he is merely biding his time for the opportunity to possess Tsuna. He was said to be able to curse enemies by glaring at them through his weapon called "Daemon Spade's Devil Lens" which resembles the Mist Owl's Cambio Forma, "cursing" is likely a metaphorical reference to what happened to anyone he disliked. He once betrayed Giotto in the past and the one who forced him to step down as Vongola boss because he think Giotto is too soft and not worthy to become boss. However, despite this, Giotto still treasures him as his friend and his guardian.
He is Giotto's childhood friend and trusted right-handman. He helped Giotto form a vigilante group that became the core of the Vongola Famiglia. He physically resembles Gokudera (right down to their shared smoking habit). He initially used a gun which he carried almost as a part of himself, much like Gokudera's dynamite, but switched to a bow given to him by Giotto himself whenever he acted in the name of the Vongola. Gokudera's Storm Leopard can Cambio Forma into a similar Bow called "G-Archery."
He was an undefeated boxing champion however due to his strength, he accidentally killed an opponent during a match, this made him resign from boxing and take a job to serve God. At his Family's moment of crisis, he gave himself 3 minutes and managed to save them and after that he never stepped inside a ring again. The First Sun Guardian and Ryohei have a strong resemblance in which both use boxing as their weapons. Ryohei's Sun Kangaroo can Cambio Forma into a similar boxing gear called "Knuckle of Maximum Break."
Son of an earth master. He was very cowardly and spoiled, but Giotto made him fight anyway. He was known as the Lightning with hidden ferocity. He resembles fifteen year old Lambo, but is spoiled like five year old Lambo. Lambo's Lightning Buffalo can Cambio Forma into a shield that resembles the shield used by Lampo which is called "Lampo's Shield."
Family & Allies
Tsuna is one of Giotto's descendants. Giotto seems to hold Tsuna in high regard and has helped Tsuna out in multiple ways, including bestowing his inheritance upon him and unleashing the true form of the Vongola Rings to help him defeat Byakuran. He also refers to Tsuna as his "true successor."
Although Reborn mentioned that Tsuna's style of fighting, weapon of choice, and motives for fighting are all similar to Giotto, the first time that Tsuna came face to face with Giotto was during the Vongola Trial in which Giotto approved Tsuna as the next Vongola Boss and told Tsuna that the Vongola was his to either make prosper or destroy.
In turn, Tsuna trusts Giotto completely and has been shown standing up for him when other characters accuse Giotto of questionable actions. Tsuna has quite confidently stated that Giotto is not the kind of man that would betray his friends when Enma told Tsuna about Giotto's betrayal of the first Shimon boss, Cozart.
Giotto and Cozart shared a close relationship, like brothers. Due to their strong bond, the Vongola and Shimon should never cross swords with each other.
However, according to Enma and Adelheid, Giotto later betrayed Cozart and left him tortured to death, starting the long, painful future of the Shimon Family.
- Giotto's descendants and his own Japanese name are named after Tokugawa Shoguns (Ieyatsu, Yoshimune, Yoshinobu, Ietsuna, Iemitsu, and Tsunayoshi).
- Giotto's name can be translated as "gentle/peaceful ruler" in Italian.
- In the Reborn! Fandom, he has no number, but is instead referred to as G. When he was assigned this, the First Generation Storm Guardian, G., had not yet been introduced. Fans don't seem to be showing any signs of changing Giotto's shorthand so G. will likely be referred to as 02 (to differentiate him from Fuuta).
- Tsuna's Family and Giotto's Family are alike in looks and personalities, just like Reborn says.
- Giotto is shown in the manga to have orange eyes even when he isn't in Hyper Dying Will Mode.
- Giotto's Family included a king and anyone he wanted to be part of Vongola.
- In a recent popularity poll, Giotto ranked 11th.
- The inside cover of the golden watch that Primo and his guardians have contains a vow of friendship: "givro eterna amicizia."
- According to Nono, Primo's actions were similar to what Tsuna and his guardians are doing right now.
- Reborn stated that he was the strongest Vongola Boss.
- Tsuna and Giotto have many similarities:
- Both have the same appearance, but different hair colors, and Giotto's hair is spikier.
- Both can go into Hyper Dying Will Mode.
- Both have Hyper Intuition.
- Both can use Zero Point Breakthrough.
- Both have no qualms about recruiting Guardians and members from outside their Family.
- Both have a soft nature.
- Future Tsuna and Giotto have the same seiyuu.
- Both use Mantello di Vongola Primo and Mitena di Vongola Primo.
- Giotto and G. are the first two members of Vigilante group, similar to Tsuna and Gokudera being the first two members of their generation.
- He was about the same age as Tsuna when he and G. formed the vigilante.
- Contrary to general belief, the second Vongola boss was not the one who forced Giotto into retirement, but Daemon Spade. Despite this, he holds no grudge against him and still regards him as one of his guardian and family, similar with Tsuna and Mukuro's relationship.
- Both were friends with the Shimon Bosses of their generation (Giotto with Cozart and Tsuna with Enma).
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