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Hayato Gokudera was born in Italy and is 3/4 Italian and 1/4 Japanese (His mother was half Japanese). His Future dream is to become Tsuna's right-hand man.  Despite his image of a rebel, Hayato excels in his schoolwork and aces all his tests. Gokudera also bases a lot of his thinking and academic prowess on mathematical theories that he develops. This is probably due to his rich upbringing, suggesting that he probably had a multitude of private tutors when he was young. He idolizes Tsuna greatly and considers himself to be Tsuna's right-hand man.
Due to a traumatic childhood experience, every time he sees the face of his older sister, Bianchi, he becomes sick, sometimes even falling unconscious. Oddly enough, he is immune to his sister when she happens to be wearing something that covers part of her face.
When he was younger, he was a talented pianist. However, he soon grew tired of playing after his 'trauma', and instead, decided to join the Mafia. Unfortunately, since he was considered to be a mere pianist, no one wanted to accept him into their family; the fact that he was an oriental half-breed lessened his chances of finding a willing Mafia Family to take him in. To become stronger, he sought advice from Dr. Shamal, who, at the time, was working for his Family. Hayato seemed to have looked up to Shamal, to the point that Shamal believed Hayato to have copied his hairstyle, and even wanted to learn his assassination Technique, the Trident Mosquito. Instead, Shamal taught him how to use sticks of Dynamite, which caused Hayato's fascination with explosives, eventually choosing them as his main Weapons. This choice of Weapon lead Gokudera to become known as a human explosive because he hides Dynamite all over his body, giving him the nickname "Hurricane Bomb" Hayato.
In the Future Arc, more was revealed of Gokudera's past. He and Bianchi are actually half siblings, born by different mothers. Bianchi's mother was married to their father but Gokudera's mother was a woman with whom he had an affair. Gokudera's mother was a young, beautiful woman and a very talented pianist, whom their father fell in love with at first sight. Not long after, they became involved and the woman bore a child. However, in the Mafia, illegitimate children are not tolerated, and everyone was told that Gokudera Hayato was actually from the same mother as Bianchi.
His real mother was allowed to see him three times a year until he was three, when she was killed after driving off a cliff on her way to see her son. It wasn't an accident, because, as Reborn says, "It slid off the road at an impossible location. It's been said that there weren't even tire marks. It was instant death." Suicide was considered, but she had been looking forward to that day and had even brought a present for the young Gokudera. Gokudera himself was unaware of what had happened until he was eight. He had overheard some servants gossiping and fled the mansion the day following.
Although, Future Bianchi told Gokudera before he left the Future that his mother died due to an illness. She said that their father loved him and his mother. He asked her to marry him, but she refused because she thought she would be a burden to them due to the illness. Bianchi said that the illness had killed her while on the way to see him; so that could be how the car fell off the cliff. The fact is that she died and couldn't control the car. Gokudera didn't believe Future Bianchi, but all she wanted him to know was that he was brought into this world loved by both of his parents.
Gokudera first arrived in Japan to test Tsunayoshi Sawada's worthiness for becoming the heir to the Vongola Famiglia. However when Tsuna saved Gokudera from his wayward Dynamite, he became fiercely loyal to Tsuna admiring him to the point of extremes.Kokuyo Junior High Gang attacks, Gokudera was ranked third strongest in Namimori Middle School and was attacked by Chikusa Kakimoto. During the fight, Chikusa realized Gokudera was part of the Vongola and attacked Tsuna, forcing Gokudera to dive in the way of the attack, taking the full brunt of the blow. Hayato was healed by Dr. Shamal and joined the others in the assault on the enemy base, though he became a liability, due to the side effects of his treatment. After several fights with various members of Mukuro's gang, Gokudera faced off with Chikusa once again, though his wounds allowed Ken Joshima to attack from behind. As he lay defeated, Gokudera realized that Kyoya Hibari was being held captive in a cell behind him. He freed Hibari, who fought Chikusa and Ken off. Gokudera also gave Hibari, Shamal's cure for the Sakura-kura Virus. Soon after, Gokudera was possessed by Mukuro Rokudo and forced to fight Tsuna, though he was eventually incapacitated by him. Yamamoto and Tsuna) was defeated by the Varia henchman Squalo, who was chasing the Vongola messenger Basil. Gokudera was later given the Storm Half Vongola Ring and tried to enlist Dr. Shamal to train him, who refused. However after causing much injury to himself while training alone, Shamal decided to train Hayato but not heal his wounds. Later in the week, Gokudera and fellow Guardians Takeshi Yamamoto and Ryohei Sasagawa defended Lambo from the Levi Lightning Squad.
Gokudera's training paid off just in time for his match and he invented the Rocket Bombs. In the Storm Ring Battle, Hayato fought the Varia genius Belphegor on the third floor of the school. Explosives were set up to detonate after fifteen minutes and despite figuring out each others' techniques, the two ended up in a clumsy struggle for the Ring. However, Tsuna convinced Hayato not to risk his life, and, as a result, Belphegor was deemed the winner. Later, during the Sky Ring Battle, Gokudera was given the cure to the poison by Hibari and went on to defeat Leviathan and cure Lambo and Ryohei. However, while trying to rescue Chrome Dokuro, both Gokudera and Yamamoto were caught in Mammon's illusion until they were saved by Ryohei. Later, the Vongola Guardians forced the remaining Varia to surrender.Shoichi Irie. Gokudera and Tsuna were then attacked by Lal Mirch who later lead the two of them to the Vongola Base, meeting Future Yamamoto on the way. After having the situation in the future explained to them they set out again with Yamamoto to gather the other Guardians. The three soon found Adult I-Pin, Lambo and Haru Miura and Kyoko Sasagawa being attacked by Millefiore members, Nosaru and Tazaru. Yamamoto then explained the use of Waves and Boxes to Gokudera but was replaced with the past version of himself. However Gokudera managed to activate his Future self's Box Weapon to defeat Nosaru. They were later trained by Lal Mirch to use the weapons properly and Gokudera went to follow up a lead at Namimori Shrine with Yamamoto. They soon encountered Gamma who Gokudera initially took on alone refusing to cooperate with Takeshi and was easily overpowered. But even when they worked together, Gamma far outmatched them both. During the battle, Gokudera gave away that Tsuna is alive and was tortured but refused to reveal anything further. The Future Hibari then showed up and saved them from Gamma. After recovering, Gokudera then began training with his sister who gave him the Sistema C.A.I. his future self worked on. However, the two worked badly together and he later escaped from her training. Despite this he figured out how to use the Box Weapons by himself.
He later joined the others in the invasion of the Melone Base. Once the group was split due to the base moving Gokudera and Ryohei encountered a recovered Gamma, who explained the layout of the base. Ryohei then tied Gokudera up in order to prevent him rushing in but was defeated while protecting him from Gamma's attack, leaving Gokudera with a rematch. Using his newfound power in Sistema C.A.I., he was able to keep Gamma at bay until the latter released his Nero Volpi, which overpowered Gokudera. But, when his Box Weapon, Uri, transformed into its leopard form and came to his side, with his renewed confidence and resolve, he was able to fight Gamma to a draw. Gokudera was later saved by the support group, and, later along with the other Vongola Guardians, Gokudera was given a Vongola Box.
When returning to the past for the Arcobaleno Trials, Gokudera was chosen along with Tsuna in Collonello's Trial of Combat. At first the two struggled on their own, but once they worked together Tsuna was able to destroy Collonello's gun and earn the first seal. Later Gokudera and the other Guardians were assembled for Reborn's Trial of Leadership and were easily beaten by him. Shortly after, the Guardians joined forces with the other Arcobaleno, to defeat Verde and his army.
Upon returning to the future Gokudera was assigned by Dino to train Lambo and Ryohei (who had recently been replaced with his past self) to use Rings and Boxes. He was chosen as one of the participants in the Choice Battle but while defending Shoichi, Gokudera had his Box Weapons rendered useless by Kikyo's Bellflowers. Gokudera then attempted to pursue Kikyo on his Motorcycle but was easily disabled resulting in the Vongola's loss. While escaping Gokudera used his storm missile to damage the teleport system and slow down the Six Funeral Wreaths.Fon became Gokudera's tutor. Fon secretly aided G. (the First Storm Guardian) in his trial, by distracting Gokudera while G disguised himself as Gokudera and performed the duties expected of a right-hand man (which included defending Tsuna from gangsters who had a grudge against Gokudera). Upon revealing himself to Gokudera and Tsuna, G stated that Gokudera had failed his test as he proved unreliable as a right hand man. However once he saw the unbreakable trust between Tsuna and Gokudera he gave Gokudera his Inheritance. Later, Gokudera joined the others in rescuing the girls from Daemon Spade. He and Tsuna were separated from the others and faced doppelgangers of themselves created by Spade. The illusion was then torn apart by Hibari’s rampage. Six Funeral Wreaths while trying to save Yuni. During the day of the final battle, he disobeyed Tsuna and worked with Lal Mirch and Gamma (who had recently joined the Vongola) to act as the first line of defence. They soon encountered Zakuro who after opening his Box of Carnage defeated Gamma and Lal. Using his Vongola Box Gokudera was able to blow Zakuro's arm off, but before a conclusion could be reached Bluebell arrived and attacked. Gokudera was then saved by the Varia and healed by Lussuria. When the final Funeral Wreath, Ghost, suddenly appeared Gokudera, Ryohei, and Basil tried to use a combined Attack. However, the attack passed straight through and Gokudera, (along with everyone else present) had his Dying Will Flames drained. The Vongola eventually defeated Byakuran and returned to the past.
Gokudera soon took an interest in P. Shitt, one of the new transfer students from Shimon Middle High School. Believing her to be an U.M.A. (Unidentified Mysterious Animal) he began to obsessively keep track of her movements. He found great difficulty in understanding her and attempted to communicate with her by calling her by her preferred name "Shitopi-chan". During the Inheritance Ceremony he was defeated by Enma Kozato along with the other guardians and their Rings were broken. However Talbot then appeared and repaired the Vongola Rings by combining them with the Vongola Box Rings. With Gokudera's resolve, his ring turned into the Buckle of the Storms Version X. He then accompanies Tsuna, Ryohei and Lambo to the Shimon's Holy Land and is watching Ryohei's fight against Koyo.
Bianchi is Gokudera's half-sister, although they have a difficult relationship. Bianchi revealed that their common parent is their father and Gokudera is an illegitimate child. Gokudera cannot look at her without being sick due to the food poisoning he suffered from Bianchi's cooking when they were little. Bianchi later remedies this by covering part of her face when she is near him. Their strained relationship stems from their youth, when Bianchi would use Gokudera as a test subject for her latest poisonous creations.
After being saved by Tsuna, Gokudera pledged his loyalty to Tsuna as the Vongola Decimo Boss of the Vongola Family. He is fiercely loyal to him going to extremes to prove his worth. He also claims to be Tsuna's right hand man even though Tsuna thinks mostly of him as a friend. (In the future, he does become Tsuna's right hand man.) During his fight with Belphegor, he was willing to die in order to gain the Vongola Storm Ring but was persuaded by a desperately pleading Tsuna to give it up so he could return safely without dying. In the future, Gokudera disobeyed an order from Tsuna for the first time in order to help bring the family back to a peaceful past.
Gokudera sees Yamamoto as a rival for the position of Tsuna's right-hand man, and as such seems to dislike him intensely. He is also, sometimes very jealous of him, of either his talent or his close relationship with Tsuna. Gokudera also constantly makes fun of his love of baseball. In the Future, Yamamoto told Gokudera that he was unworthy of becoming Tsuna's right hand man as he turned away from his fellow Guardians instead of uniting them. This prompted Gokudera to finally work together with Yamamoto.
Gokudera met the doctor when he was young and was fascinated by his use of dynamite. He wanted to be his apprentice but was turned down when he wounded himself in a fight. He was later accepted by Shamal who trained him to fight the Varia as long as he didn't fight recklessly. Gokudera is often annoyed by the doctor's riddles and sees him as a perverted old man. Despite this, Shamal is the only home tutor compatible with Gokudera.
Lambo and Gokudera have a strained relationship since Gokudera sees Lambo as pretty much an annoying little kid who causes nothing but trouble. Despite this, however, Gokudera seems to care deeply for Lambo as evidence of him saving him from Leviathan's attack during the Varia Arc. At the same time, Reborn also mentions that the Storm and Lightning have somewhat of a brotherly relationship, even if Gokudera treats Lambo like an annoying younger brother.
Abilities and Weapons
Gokudera is known as "Smokin' Bomb Hayato" (スモーキン・ボム 隼人, Sumōkin Bomu Hayato) in the manga and "Hurricane Bomb Hayato" in the anime, using dynamites as his signature weapon. During Gokudera's "dynamite maintenance", it is revealed that he carries huge amounts of Dynamite on him at all times. Later in the anime, he replaces his dynamites with Flame Arrow, even though he still carries some with him.
- Sistema C.A.I. (lit. System Change Arms Instantaneous or Instantaneous Arms Change System in Italian ): A system of Box Weapons that utilize the five different Flames that flow within his body.
- Vongola Storm Box: Gokudera's Vongola Box Weapon consists of his whole Sistema C.A.I. and a baby Leopard named Uri.
- Cambio Forma: G's Archery - When activated, Uri combines with the Flame Arrow, creating a giant ornate bow made of bones with Storm Flames covering the drawstring and the Roman Numeral I on the front to symbolize the connection to the 1st Generation.
- Motorcycle/Airbike: Used to travel great distances without the use of Dying Will Flames, thus escaping detection.
- Buckle of the Storm Version X: The upgrade of the Vongola ring combined with Uri.
- He is often referred to as 59 in the Reborn! Fandom, as "5" in Japanese is "go" and "9" in Japanese can be pronounced "ku;" hence, "goku"(dera).
- Gokudera often wears glasses and ties his hair in a ponytail when he's thinking.
- "Hayato" is a type of bow in Japan.
- He is nicknamed Octopus-Head (Tako he-do) by Ryohei and Stupidera (Aho-dera or Baka-dera) by Lambo.
- In the Future Arc, Gamma mentions that Gokudera succeeds at becoming Tsuna's right hand man.
- In the manga, Gokudera chain-smokes cigarettes; however, in the anime, he doesn't smoke, leaving the method to which he lights his Dynamite unknown.
- In a recent popularity poll, Gokudera ranked fourth, with 45,077 votes.
- Gokudera resembles the First Vongola Storm Guardian, G.
- He is shown to be slightly superstitious and knows at least one exorcism technique.
- In a flashback, Shamal mentioned Gokudera "copied" his hairstyle.
- Hayato's first choice of weapon, according to a flashback, was Shamal's Trident Mosquitoes. However, Shamal introduced him to the dynamite.
- Gokudera ranked first in the first official popularity poll.
- According to Bianchi, Gokudera is the one that gave Poison Cooking its name. He would call Bianchi's cooking this when the two were younger; when he was forced to eat it. Bianchi then decided to start calling it "Poison Cooking".
- According to the Reborn! artbook Colore, he lives in an apartment and struggles to pay the rent.
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- ↑ Reborn! Official Character Book