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Lambo (ランボ, Ranbō) is a 5-year-old hitman who originally came to Japan with the intent of killing Reborn. He is a spoiled and cowardly child who takes candy from everyone; it has said that he never brushes his teeth. Lambo is the youngest guardian and each Famiglia member takes turns caring for him, with the exceptions of Gokudera and Reborn who consider him to be overly annoying and stupid, referring to him as stupid cow. He was previously a Bovino Famiglia mafioso and is currently the 10th generation Lightning Vongola Guardian. He thinks of himself as a good hitman and refers to himself in third person as "Lambo-san."
Lambo is considered annoying by most of the people he meets, but by his fellow Guardians, he is also considered as someone dear to them. He is shown to be very self-confident and views himself with high regards, but he often ends up crying over small things. When Lambo is surprised, he normally expresses his shock by shouting, "Gupyaa!" 15 years old Lambo is still the crybaby he was when he was younger, but can become determined to face his fears for his friends and loved ones, similar to how 5 years old Lambo had recently been shown capable of doing, though only for the sake of being with Tsuna's mother, Nana. In his brief appearance, 25 years old Lambo is shown to be more serious, unwilling to cry upon seeing the faces he had not seen in a long time. Both 5 year old and 15 year old Lambo have been shown to resemble the first generation Lightning Guardian, Lampo, in terms of personality, but the two show little respect for each other.
For the most of this arc, Lambo tries to kill Reborn several times without much success. At the same time, he befriends Tsuna's mom and is soon a regular member of the Sawada household, much to Tsuna, Gokudera, and Reborn's annoyance.
During the Ring Conflict with the Varia, Lambo is chosen to be the holder of the Ring of Lightning, and he participates in the Lightning Ring Battle against Leviathan. The night before the Lightning Ring Battle, Future Lambo appeared and told Tsuna about the Parallel Worlds. Future Lambo had no memories of the Ring Battles telling Tsuna that he could have been from a world where there wasn't a battle. He also requests Tsuna to tell that his past self not use the ten-year bazooka because 15-year-old Lambo didn't want to die fighting yet. The next night, during his battle with Leviathan, he is shown to be able to use the Ten-Year Bazooka twice in a row, switching into his 25-year-old self. The 25-year-old self claimed that it had been a long time since he saw Tsuna and his guardians, indirectly revealing that Lambo's 25-year-old self is living in a world where Tsuna, Yamamoto, Reborn and Gokudera had supposedly been killed. He was unaffected by Leviathan's most powerful attack and gains the upper hand in the battle. However, he turns back to his regular self due to the short time-limit of the Bazooka's effects. Just as he was about to be finished off, Tsuna saved him but ended up losing his Sky Ring along with Lambo's as a result. Lambo remains in critical condition afterward, but is forcibly made to participate in the Sky Ring Battle in which Leviathan tried to finish him off before being stopped by Gokudera.
Along with the other Guardians, Lambo was brought to the future in the place of his future self. Kusakabe later brought Lambo, along with I-Pin and Chrome, to the Melone Base. He later received a Vongola Box Weapon along with the other Guardians after the invasion of the Melone Base.
During the Arcobaleno Trials, Lambo is first seen being attracted the glow of the Vongola Rings and asked Gokudera about them, who informed him all about the Arcobaleno Trials. Since then, Lambo was intent on finishing a trial. He then joined Tsuna during Fon's trial. At first, they couldn't catch him but when they used a plan, I-Pin sent Lambo flying into Fon, who landed in Tsuna's lap, ending the trial.
In Verde's trial, Lambo was angry when Verde popped his ball and asked him to pay for it. He then went running after Verde. On the beach, where Verde was, Lambo was sent flying and landed on Verde's ship. After most of the trial passed, Verde used an attack which paralyzed everyone; however, Lambo was not affected by Verde's attack due to his shock-absorbing horns and gets upset, starting throwing grenades around, ruining Verde's plan. Lal questions how Lambo is able to move and Reborn states that he is the Lightning Guardian, who is immune to electric shocks. Lambo then throws a grenade at Verde, stopping his attack. Collonello flies over and picks up Lambo. Tsuna then attempts to finish Verde off with an X-Burner.
Gokudera was supposed to teach Lambo how to use his Weapon, but during training, Lambo, in a fit of rage, opened his Vongola Box Weapon by himself. The consequences of this weren't quite safe for Ryohei, who Gokudera was also supposed to train, and himself.Lampo (the first generation Lightning Guardian), who was hiding in the castle, and give him a paper stamped with three rides he had been on. Verde sent robots after Lambo in order to capture him. However, Lambo's extreme release of energy from Verde's previous experiments during the rides destroyed the machines. Despite not completing his original task Lampo noted that Lambo had fulfilled his role as the Lightning Guardian and gave him his inheritance.
Lambo later joined the others in order to save the girls from Demon Spade and was separated from the others along with Ryohei. Lambo was then defeated by a doppelganger of himself but was saved by Hibari's rampage.
After the Choice battle, Lambo was tied up in his sleep and hidden under the sofa , allowing Torikabuto to impersonate him for the purpose of getting closer to Yuni. But in the end , Yuni and Chrome found out about Torikabuto's plan using their senses and I-pin found Lambo under the sofa thus leading Torikabuto and Tsuna into a battle . Later the group split up in the forest where the last battle would take place as Uni predicted and Lambo, along with Ryohei, Basil, Tazaru and Nosaru encounter Kikyo. Ryohei then uses the memory of Tsuna's mother ( Which Reborn assigned him to do when they are in extreme danger ) to get Lambo to release his Lightning Vongola Box. After destroying Velociraptor di Nuvola (Kikyo's box weapon), he falls asleep due to great loss of strength after opening his Vongola box and changing it to Cambia Formia. After Tsuna defeats Byakuran and everyone returns to the past, Future Lambo is shown along with the other Future Guardians waiting for Future Tsuna.Simon Famiglia member Rauji Ooyama. However, after the Simon betrayed the Vongola, he joined the others in invading Simon Island, although he was unaware of the grave situation. While Tsuna and Gokudera and Reborn were asleep, Lambo was lured down a hole by a rabbit, where he finds Rauji waiting. Lambo then tries to get Rauji to play with him, but Rauji claims that he is no longer Lambo's "slave." Rauji then says that once he has beaten Lambo he would kill the others. Lambo then declares that he would be the one to kill Reborn. Lambo then lights his Flame and upgrades his Vongola Gear Stone which Reborn states that it upgraded because Lambo would do whatever it takes to make Rauji play with him.
The stone then becomes the "Lightning Helm Version X." Rauji then says the rules of their fight will be sumo-style, with the first one to fall off the ring is the loser. As they start, Lambo complains that the Helm is too tight on him, which Gokudera says is because his hair is full of "useless crap." Lambo then takes the helm off as Rauji strikes him, and he is seemingly killed. As Rauji begins to gloat and lament that if Lambo were not Vongola and a few years older they could have been good friends. When Tsuna ask Lambo if he remembers the fight with Rauji, 15-year-old Lambo appears he says that he banged his head on the edge of the platform and that it knocked all of his memories of the past. After Rauji declares himself as the Mountain Guardian, Gokudera says to Lambo that he must put the helmet on and Lambo agrees. When Lambo put his helmet, he summons a new Gyuudon. Gokudera orders Lambo to goes into Cambio Forma, but Lambo doesn't not understand that. But Lambo goes into Cambio Forma and then Lampo's Shield appears in a new form, as a full suit of armor. After overcoming some initial difficulties with he armor's weight, Lambo changes the form of the horns and the battle between Lambo and Rauji begins. In the first attack, Lambo is knocked over, due to Rauji's Mountain flame allowing him to synchronize with the earth. Lambo is discouraged to fight again, and when he is told the loser goes to Vendicare Prison, he is less willing to fight. Eventually Reborn and Tsuna voice their regrets of taking Lambo out of fear for his safety. Lambo then states that they are wrong, that in his memories, he was happy that he went with Tsuna and the rest of the Guardians, and that he always wished to faster grow up and truly be a part of Tsuna and the others. He says that Tsuna must always take him, and that he must win to be able to face his five-year-old self, and remembers how to use the Vongola Gear. He then charges his Flame and draws iron sand from the battlefield towards himself and forms the Elettrico Ironhorn, prepared to continue his fight against Rauji. He then charges Rauji with his "Ferro Corno Elettrico Shock," not only shattering Rauji's Ring Weapon and the flame-enhanced wall behind him, but also shoving him from the ring, making Lambo the winner. After Rauji exclaims that the Shimon's bond is strong because they all lost their families to the Vongola, the Vindice then appear and reveal the second key left behind by Vongola Primo. Rauji then asks Lambo if he thinks Tsuna has the makings of a great boss, to which Lambo replies no. He then explains that he's never seen Tsuna as his boss, but as a great brother and Rauji ponders if that could be a boss. As he is pulled away by the Vindice he exclaims that he will not forgive the Vongola, but accepts Lambo and with a smile says that he had fun with him. After Rauji is taken away to Vendicare Prison, the 5-year-old Lambo returns eating corn. Lambo watches the fight between Tsuna and Enma when the fight is over he joke about Enma's hair and after that goes with the group to encounter Mukuro after he defeated Daemon Spade. He gets trapped in a illusionary world with Gokudera like the others thanks to Daemon Spade. However, he is freed with everyone else after Tsuna and Enma defeat Daemon Spade. Later, he is seen at school riding on Rauji's shoulder after making him play with him all night.
Lambo and I-Pin have a sibling relationship. Lambo is often seen stealing sweets from I-pin, which he will later claim are his sweets to begin with. While his 5 year old self never says or does anything nice to I-Pin, his future self refers to her as "Charming." I-Pin has shown to care for Lambo's well-being either her 5 year old self or her future self. They always stick by each other's side.
Lambo always drives Tsuna crazy, always bothering and annoyed him to no end, constantly asking him to play whenever he feels bored and show no respect to him, calling him "No Good-Tsuna." However, his future self said that he never regarded him as his boss but more like an older brother, thinks of him as a great brother. Tsuna also worries over Lambo's well-being and reluctant to drag him into battle, always trying to avoid him from it and will save him if he's in trouble.
Lambo is really attached to Nana who he refers as "Mama" and is constantly being spoiled by her. Nana is also the reason for his ability to emit flames when he fought Kikyo's Box Weapon. Nana treats Lambo kindly like he's her own son and is always patient with his behavior.
Both have somewhat brotherly relationship; Lambo and Gokudera bicker constantly and call each other names (Gokudera refers to Lambo as "Stupid Cow" while Lambo refers to Gokudera as "Stupidera"). The two share little respect for each other but at times Gokudera can be very protective of Lambo.
Lambo shares a mutual disliking with Lampo, due to the latter seeing him as an immature, petulant child. It causes the two to always get angry or annoyed whenever they meet. Lampo has stated that he hates kids, especially kids like Lambo whom he calls a "snot-nosed brat" and refused to deem him worthy before he even tested Lambo. Lampo nevertheless deemed the boy worthy of his inheritance when Lambo used stored-up electric energy in his horns to protect the rest. Ironically, Lambo and Lampo are almost the same in personalities: annoying and unwilling to fight his own battles.
Kyoko, Haru, and Lambo are close and are usually always together. Haru hates whenever anyone hits or harms Lambo, such as Gokudera who is always picking on him. However, one time Haru choked Lambo by hugging him too tightly. In the future Lambo is always seen with Haru, Kyoko, or I-Pin. Whenever he is bored he goes to Haru, Kyoko, or I-Pin to play with them.
Lambo took a quick liking to Rauji, which Rauji returns, and ever since then they get along pretty well and always play together. Rauji's very patient with Lambo's attitude and doesn't seem to mind when Lambo claimed him as his subordinate. However, Rauji showed no hesitation to kill Lambo at the battle in Simon Island as his Family is much more important than Lambo. However, they later reconciled after all the misunderstandings between the two Families cleared up and often play together again.
Weapons and Abilities
- Elettrico Cuoio: Due to being struck many times by lightning, electricity passes right through Lambo with little effect.
- Thunder Set: Adult Lambo summons lightning and stores them into his horns to use the collected volts to attack.
- Elettrico Cornata: After using Thunder Set, adult Lambo can then charge his opponent in an attack called Elettrico Cornata. It's weakness is it's short range but 25 year old Lambo can project the electricity much further.
- Elettrico Reverse: A technique used by 25 year old Lambo where he releases stored electricity into the ground.
- Corna Fulmine (Lightning Horns): Only with Lampo's Shield, the shield unleashes powerful Lightning Flames to defeat the enemies around the user. The flames released are so solid and thin that they are able to pierce through an enemy like shrapnel.
- Wide Horn: While in Cambio Form (Vongola Gear Version), Lambo can make his horns larger than usual.
- Corna Molla Elettro Shock: From the curled horns of the new Cambio Forma, extremely fierce electricity is generated which in turn becomes an electromagnet.
- Ironhorn Electorico: 15 year old Lambo melts and solidifies the iron sand, creating powerful objects which he uses as projectiles.
- Ferro Corno Electro Shock: Lambo creates two massive objects by using the Iron Sand, and then coats it with the Lightning Flame.
- Hand Grenades: Lambo keeps hand Grenades in his afro.
- Horns: These horns can store and release electricity, acquired from lightning.
- Ten-Year Bazooka: This switches the target with their own self from ten years later for five minutes. Every time Lambo loses his cool, he uses it on himself, switching with his 15-year-old self.
- Vongola Lightning Bull: A large Lightning Bull named Gyuudon, that Lambo can ride.
- Cambio Forma: Lampo's Shield (Lampo is Italian for Flash): Gyuudon takes the form of armor and a Shield that covers Lambo's body. It also forms a helmet on Lambo with the Lightning Crest in the middle.
- Thunder Helm Version X: Upgraded version of the Vongola Lightning Ring combined with Gyuudon's Box Ring.
- Gyuudon (Version X): The Vongola Gear enhanced Gyuudon and is capable of merging directly with Lambo for his Cambio Forma.
- His catchphrase is "ga...ma...n" ("gotta stay calm," "endurance," "hold it in," or "tolerate," etc), which he says before he cries.
- He has a habit of saying "e gamo ne," "monya m," and "damone" at the end of his sentences.
- He likes to speak in third-person, just like Haru.
- He is nicknamed "Aho-ushi" ("Stupid cow"), by Gokudera.
- Lambo has a deep connection with Tsuna's mother. Reborn said making Lambo remember her activates his Lightning Ring.
- In the Filipino dubbed version of Reborn!, his name is changed from Lambo to Rambo.
- Lambo can only ignite his Flames when he is angry, sad, or homesick.
- Lambo's favorite foods are grapes, octopus balls, and gumdrops.
- Lambo's dream for the future is world domination.
- According to Fuuta, Lambo ranks as the world's most annoying Mafia member, and is first when it comes to people wanting to kill him and use him as a seat cushion.
- Future Lambo, Spanner, Romeo, and Lampo have the same seiyu.
- 15-year-old Lambo resembles Bianchi's ex-boyfriend, Romeo; Bianchi mixes the two up and often attacks 15-year-old Lambo.
- Lambo and Romeo have the same birthday.
- Future Lambo has a habit of calling Gokudera, "Gokudera-Shi."
- Lambo can withstand enough electricity to power an entire town, while a normal person would already be burnt to a crisp.
- Future Lambo is usually seen with one eye shut for reasons unknown, similar to the 1st generation Lightning Guardian, Lampo.
- It is revealed that Future Lambo's pride is that he never refuses a single invitation to come out and party.
- Adult Lambo always gets chocolates from ladies, and ends up getting a nosebleed from eating too much.
- Lambo is the only 10th generation Vongola Guardian whose full name has been either yet to be revealed, or only has a first name.
- In the most recent popularity poll, Lambo ranked 14th.
- According to Chrome in volume 32 extra, Lambo prefers to sleep on the floor because the bed is too soft to stay still for him, just like Ken.
- Future Lambo revealed that when he was 5 years old, all he wanted was to be like Tsuna and the rest of the Guardians and he wanted to do everything they did, because he felt lonely.
- Lambo has really high "mafia hide-and-seek" rankings.
- Lambo is the first to open his Vongola Box succesfully.
- In the Reborn! Fandom, his shorthands are either 'L' or 'Lam'
- Lambo's ring is the only one not to get destroyed by Emma's Gravity Power in the Inheritance Arc.
- Lambo is the only Vongola Guardian to not take any role in The Curse of the Rainbow Arc.
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