Character OutlineSuperbia Squalo is an assassin and the Second-in-Command of Varia, the Vongola Family's Independent Assassination Squad. He is most notable for his long silver hair, and is always seen wearing his Varia uniform in both the anime and the manga. He is a very loud character, and has a tendency to shout "VOOOI!!!" (the Italian version of the plural "You") before saying something or while in battle. Squalo, as revealed in the Rain Ring Battle against Takeshi Yamamoto, cut off his left hand and replaced it with a mechanized Sword. His reason for doing that was so he could better understand how the previous Sword Emperor, Tyr, the previous Boss of the Varia, felt and battled, since he did not have a left hand either. Squalo also seems to be quite perceptive, seeing right through Genkishi's Mist Illusions when Genkishi tried to fake a loss.
Squalo first arrives in Namimori after battling Basil all the way to where Tsuna and his Family are dining downtown. He, at that time, does not recognize Tsuna as the 10th Vongola Boss. Yamamoto and Gokudera then step in to aid Tsuna in fighting him, but they are easily defeated by Squalo. Squalo takes Yamamoto on first and deduces that he doesn't know a style because his swings are light. He defeats him by shooting several small amounts of Gunpowder from his Sword into the ground, blowing him up. Next, after Gokudera attempts to bombard Squalo, he quickly slashes the fuses off Gokudera's Dynamite, extinguishing them and leaving Gokudera in surprised shock. He then delivers a harshly punishing kick to Gokudera, rendering him unconscious and unable to battle. Dying Will Tsuna steps up to square off with Squalo, but he easily catches his opponent's punches while simultaneously realizing who Tsuna truly is. Squalo dexterously holds and beats Tsuna before he can land the finishing blow. Soon thereafter, Dino, the current Boss of the Cavallone Famiglia, steps in to confront Squalo, questioning him on his behaviour in fighting against children. Squalo disregards Dino and steals the Fake Half Vongola Rings fleetingly, reluctant to cause even more trouble by fighting an allied Family. Squalo delivers the Rings to Xanxus, the Boss of the Varia, as was his task, but Xanxus recognizes them as Fakes sooner than Reborn and the others expected. He appears in most of the Ring Battles as a spectator, as well as a commenter on the Varia's side. Later, Squalo fights Yamamoto in the Rain Ring Battle. Squalo is certain he's going to win when he discovers that Yamamoto fights with a style he has already learned and beaten. But he ends up losing the battle because he does not know the secret of the Shigure Souen style: it branches off at who their past mentor was to make sure that the style remains strong and undefeatable. In the process, the Techniques may change. Squalo is defeated by Yamamoto's Technique that he added to the Sword Style; Mirroring Rain. Squalo, now unconscious, falls into the water within the Rain stage, where a shark has been released. The watching Vongola and Varia fear the worst and assume that Squalo is dead. Later, in the Sky Battle, Squalo reappears, albeit wheelchair-bound and badly injured with Dino and the Chiavarone, much to Tsuna's and his guardians' surprise. Dino reveals that the Chiavarone had set up men within the Rain stage to rescue the loser who would fall into the water at the battle's end; Dino states that he had expected Yamamoto to lose the battle and had put preparations in place to save him, but wound up saving Squalo instead. Squalo, in his hospital room, refused to reveal any information about Xanxus and his plans to Dino but, at the Sky Battle, was accepted as a spectator along with Dino and several Chiavarone members.
Future ArcSqualo is seen again during the Future Arc when he takes command of the Varia's core group (minus Xanxus, Gola Mosca, and Mammon) with a new Member named Fran participating in their Raid in Italy. The group then splits up into Belphegor and Fran, Levi and Lussuria, and Squalo alone. He encounters some of the lower ranking Varia Members assigned to feed Xanxus, but then senses enemies approaching. He releases his Squalo Grande Pioggia (Heavy Rain Shark) to defeat them. Squalo later comes to the forefront when he learns that Yamamoto lost to Genkishi. He arrives in the Vongola Hideout with a gift of tuna to Dino, and viciously attacks Yamamoto by punching him in the gut who, without his guard up, is easily knocked out. Squalo carries him off to train him.
Squalo appears in Chapter 243. He has been hiding out in the Base Shoichi constructed and as such was the second known stowaway. It seems that Yamamoto harbours no ill will towards him. During Tsuna's fight with Torikabuto, he notices that Tsuna's Sky Lion is very similar to Xanxus's Sky Lion (they are from the same weapon series). In Chapters 246 and 247, Squalo is shown trying to persuade Yamamoto to devote himself completely to the sword, because he cannot reach his full potential as a swordsman if it's not his only passion. He does not like Yamamoto's childish behavior in the Future Arc. He later defends Yuni from an attack by Kikyo and Zakuro with Hibari, staying behind to fight alongside Dino so Tsuna can escape with Yuni. After returning to Vongola HQ, he tries contacting Lussuria for backup, though nobody can be sent. The transmission gets cut off by Zakuro's attack. Squalo is able to use his Rain Flames to fend off Zakuro's Storm Flames, and tries to buy time while the others escape. He loses his prosthetic sword hand and is defeated by Zakuro without any difficulty. He is later revealed to have survived. Dino believes Squalo was defeated only because Byakuran has fought them in a parallel world and therefore knows all their techniques, briefing the Real Six Funeral Wreaths on their Abilities, their strengths, their Techniques, and how to counter them.He loses his hand, which he threw away for the emperor's sword and understanding of his technique. It is shown when Ghost is absorbing their flames. Later after the final battle with Byakuran, he was talking with Yamamoto before everyone's return to the past by asking was he going to play baseball again and calling him the naive brat. He then left and Yamamoto thanks him.
- Arm-Mounted Sword - Squalo cut off his own left hand and replaced it with this Sword. It has an added advantage of having no blind spots, since Squalo's Fake hand can move a full 360 degrees. Squalo used it to counteract Yamamoto coming from behind during the Rain Ring Battle. The arm mounted sword also contains explosives, which Squalo generally uses to trap his opponent.
- Grande Pioggia Squalo ~ Heavy Rain Shark - Squalo's Box Weapon, which resembles a great white Shark and is powerful enough to defeat enemies on its own. It is able to levitate above the ground, as well as swim in actual water. He tends to use the Shark before going into physical combat alongside his Box Weapon.
- Attacco Di Squalo (Attack of the Shark) - A shockwave attack which turns a powerful blow into an oscillating wave, which stuns the opponent's muscles.
- Zanna Di Squalo (Fang of the Shark) - Thrusts sword forward multiple times, Basil states that "it was chewing away at the air ahead of him."
- Scontro Di Squalo (Charge of the Shark) - Squalo slices diagonally in front of him, from side to side, this techniques power is enough to tear away the water in front of him. It is Squalo's secret technique that was used to defeat the last Sword Emperor and Varia Boss, Tyr.
Win-Loss Battle Record
- vs Tyr - Won
- + Xanxus vs Timoteo - Lost
- vs Basil - Won
- vs Yamamoto - Won
- vs Gokudera - Won
- vs Tsuna - Won
- vs Yamamoto - Lost
- vs Genkishi - Fake Win
- vs Zakuro - Lost
- Squalo, when translated, literally means "Shark" in Italian. Superbia can be translated to pride/arrogance, one of the Seven Deadly Sins. He shares the Sin trait with the rest of the Varia Members, whose names and personalities each resemble a Sin (Wrath, Lust, Greed, Sloth, Gluttony, Envy, and Pride).
- In the Reborn! Fandom, his letter is S.
- Squalo was born on March 13th; his blood type is O; he is 182cm (5 feet, 11.7 inches) tall; and weighs 75kg (165 lbs).
- In one of Haru's Haru Haru: Dangerous interviews, Reborn states that Squalo is the loudest Member of the Mafia according to Fuuta's Rankings.
- The anime lists his surname as "Superbi."
- Like Xanxus, he also have a habit to call people "Trash" or "Scum", especially to Tsuna's Family.
- In a recent popularity poll, Squalo ranked 7th.
- His bangs are gone in the Future Arc.
- Squalo has a character Song which is "Chikonka no Ame."
- Dino stated when Squalo couldn't choose a swordstyle, he traveled east to fight other swordsmen and "absorb" their abilities.
- Squalo completed his current swordstyle when he defeated Tyr.
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