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|A.K.A.||World's Strongest Selective Seven|
The Arcobaleno (lit. Rainbow) is a group made up of World's Strongest "I Prescelti Sette" of an era, which translates to the "Selective Seven", who each possess a pacifier that represent the different colors of the rainbow, with each color corresponding with their respective Dying Will Flames. Their Pacifiers will glow when a member is near another Arcobaleno. The Arcobaleno were transformed from adults into their infant and current forms in an event known as "The Fated Day" in a contracted job or a Representative Battle, for the purpose of harnessing the power of the Tri-ni-set, which supports all life on the planet Earth. Each of the current Arcobaleno has their own unique "curse" and specific abilities, as well as the ability to emit the Dying Will Flame throughout their entire body, as well as each having an Animal Partner, except Lal Mirch, Aria, and Yuni. They are mentioned to have taken on an Arcobaleno curse themselves in order to protect the Tri-Ni-Set (7³), or "ultimate power." The Arcobaleno are also mentioned to be "walking out of time", meaning that they cannot age or die due to old age, although the Sky Arcobaleno's curse is a short lifespan rather than the infant body (except Luce, who had both), making the Sky Arcobaleno the only exception. Additionally, if one or more Arcobaleno dies, the Sky Arcobaleno, if still alive, can resurrect them by sacrificing his or her own life. However, eventually, the Arcobaleno weaken and thus Checker Face removes the Pacifier from the Arcobaleno, leaving a separate stone Pacifier to the former Arcobaleno, which causes the former Arcobaleno to die or become disabled. The few survivors become the Vindice, whose primary goal other than upholding the mafia law is to avenge themselves on Checker Face.
Members of the Arcobaleno
Luce is the holder of the Sky Pacifier. Her Animal Partner is a squirrel named Cosmo. As the Sky Arcobaleno, she has the power of insight. She is shown to be pregnant with Aria in her first appearance. It is evident that the Pacifier can be passed down from the original Arcobaleno to the next generations, as Luce had passed it down to Aria, who in turn passed it down to Yuni.
Aria held the Sky Pacifier in the short time between Luce's death and her own. She appeared to have had a close relationship with Gamma.
In the Arcobaleno Trials Arc, Luce's daughter and Yuni's mother, Aria, was the one to administer of the Sky Arcobaleno Trial. Aria's Trial was the Trial of Tolerance.
The Sky Arcobaleno have a different kind of curse inflicted on them than that of the other Arcobaleno. They have a very short life span, unlike the other Arcobaleno, who simply have an infant body.
The Sky Arcobaleno also has the power to revive any fallen Arcobaleno, but doing so means that they have to sacrifice their own lives.
Reborn (りボーン, Ribôn) is the holder of the Sun Pacifier and is also known as the world's strongest hitman. A titular character, Reborn is an infant hitman belonging to the Vongola Famiglia. As the Ninth Vongola Boss's most trusted member, he becomes Tsuna's home tutor and trains him into becoming the Vongola Decimo. Because of the Ninth's request to allow Tsuna to fight his own battles, he does not directly interfere with most of Tsuna's battles, though he is allowed to defend against attacks directed solely at him. His Animal Partner is a shape-shifting chameleon named Leon, who usually sits on Reborn's fedora (hat). The Bullets used by Reborn are created inside Leon. When Reborn's student is gradually progressing, Leon's tail falls off, his shape-shifting Abilities become unstable, and he is no longer able to create bullets. After Leon creates special items for the student, he returns to normal. No matter how strong the emotion, Reborn always keeps a straight face and handles many situations as calmly as possible. Reborn often says "Ciaossu" (a mix of the Italian "ciao" and the Japanese "ossu", which is a casual greeting). He randomly appears dressed as "another person" who no one except Dino and Tsuna recognize, and seems to see nothing unusual in any of his own behavior; more than often uses costumes when going undercover to view Tsuna's progress. In the future, Reborn is mentioned to be dead, and in order to avoid the Non-Tri-ni-set radiation which Byakuran unleashed in the atmosphere in order to slowly kill the Arcobaleno, the past Reborn remains in Tsuna's underground base and wears a special suit. Reborn was stated to be resentful of the Arcobaleno curse at first, but gradually accepted it, and asked Doctor Shamal to "erase" his adult self, somehow. Reborn's special attack is called Chaos Shot, in which he fires a Sun Attribute beam out of Leon in pistol form. The beam can split up into several other beams at Reborn's command, and can hit multiple enemies or hit the same enemy from different directions. His Trial was the ability to fight for the Famiglia as a Boss.
Verde (ヴェルデ, Verūde) is the holder of the Lightning Pacifier, also said to be the smartest Arcobaleno. He was accused by Reborn as to be person who sent assassins to kill Tsuna. Apparently, Verde is knowledgeable about camouflage and invisibility, so he gives his subordinates suits that can make them invisible to everyone but children. Verde believes that he should be able to see his subordinates in case they ever try to sneak up on him in order to kill him. His Animal Partner is a Crocodile/Alligator named Keiman. His special Attack is called Electrico Thunder, which calls down powerful paralyzing Lightning, but it didn't affect Lambo, who had a special physical make-up that is immune to Lightning. His Trial is a test of Intuition. Verde is also one of the three scientists who develops the Box Weapons in the Future and the creation of them in the present, where in that Future he was said to be dead, like the other Arcobaleno.Reborn and Lal Mirch note that while Verde is an Arcobaleno, he wasn't one of them and that you could never tell what he was thinking. Verde appears to be an extremely mysterious person who is devoted to further progressing his experiments; according to Reborn, he'd do anything for them, viewing his experiments in a higher regard than his duty as an Arcobaleno. Colonnello (コロネロ, Kôrônerō) is the holder of the Rain Pacifier. Although he is not part of the original seven Arcobaleno, he attained the Rain Pacifier after attempting to take Lal's place on the day that they were all turned into babies, resulting in his transformation into an Arobaleno, and Lal's incomplete transformation. He is in charge of the training ground behind Mafia Land and was a former member of the COMSUBIN, thus he is an expert when it comes to using heavy artillery, using an anti-tank Rifle as his primary weapon. His Animal Partner is the hawk flying above his head (in infant form) named Falco, who helps him fly to distant places. Colonnello also has a rivalry with Reborn and vice-versa, but despite this, he shares many traits with Reborn, like being a merciless tutor, suddenly taking naps, and having a sharp tongue. He becomes Ryohei's home tutor during the Vongola Ring Conflict, and in the future, he is said to have died trying to protect Viper (Mammon). Colonnello's special attack is called Maximum Burst. It shoots out a Rain Attribute Flame in the shape of a hawk with strong attack force. His trial is Combat Ability.
Skull (スカル, Sūkarū) is the holder of the Cloud Pacifier. Head of the combat forces for the Carcassa Famiglia, Skull wears a full leather outfit and a motorcycle helmet, which is copied by all his subordinates. His animal partner is a giant armored octopus named Oodako whose tentacles follow his hand and finger's movements. He is implied to be not as powerful an infant as Reborn and Colonnello, whom he calls his senpai's, and is looked down upon and ridiculed by the two. Reborn considers Skull as an errand boy and Skull, to his own dismay, does not deny the fact that the only person he was an errand boy for was Reborn. He is said to have died in the Future, along with the rest of the Arcobaleno except Lal Mirch. H\ Skull's special ability is called "Armored Muscle Body". When Skull uses this ability, he becomes a superhuman by having very large muscles and he is impervious to pain or damage. His trial is Charisma.
Viper (バイパ, Baipā) is the holder of the Mist Pacifier. He is a member of the elite assassination team, the Varia, under the name Esper Mammon (精子 マーモン, Espā Māmon). Known as the Varia's best spell-caster and illusionist, Viper has the ability to cast powerful illusions as well as being able to locate any person by sneezing into a piece of paper (he carries a roll of paper with him); the spit or mucus that sticks to the paper shows a map leading to where the desired person is, the skill being known as Thoughtography. His Animal Partner is a black frog named Fantasma that sits on top of his head. By turning into a yellow salamander and biting its tail, which forms into a "halo" above him, more properly called an "Ouroboros", a snake biting its own tail, Fantasma can give Mammon the ability to fly in combat. Viper's special Ability is called Viper Mirage, which allows him to create powerful Illusions. His Trial is Adaptability. He claims to have been trying to break the Arcobaleno curse, and had sealed his Pacifier with a Mammon Chain so that other Arcobaleno could not sense him, concealing the Pacifier's Flames, which, in the future, is used by the Vongola to hide their Vongola Rings. The chain is known as the Mammon Chain, but is replaced, at least by the Vongola's, by the cap that conceals the rings powers the same way as the chains, the Mammon Cover. During the Ring Conflict, he defeats Chrome Dokuro; however, he is defeated by Mukuro once the latter takes possession of Chrome's body. He is said to be dead in the future, with Ginger Bread claiming that he took his own life after feeling there was no other way out after being protected by Colonnello, but had been revived by Yuni after she and Gamma sacrificed themselves to revive the Arcobaleno.Fon (風, Fong) is the holder of the Storm Pacifier and is the master of I-Pin. He originates from China and is also an experienced martial artist. According to Reborn, he was so strong that he had been champion of the top martial arts tournament in China for three years running. He also resembles Kyoya Hibari in appearance. His Animal Partner is a monkey, most likely a bald uakari, named Lichi, who sits atop his head. His special attack is called Exploding Lotus Kempo, which allows him to blast a Chinese dragon made of Storm Flames at his opponent. His Trial is Leadership. Lal Mirch (ラル ミルチ, Rarū Miruchi) is the holder of a corrupted pacifier because Colonnello attempted to take her place as the Rain Arcobaleno; he did so successfully, but Lal Mirch was still inflicted partially with the Arcobaleno Curse. She is one of the two female members of the Arcobaleno; however, due to the large power gap created when the Strongest Seven received their respective pacifiers, and with them the new power of the Arcobaleno, Lal was however left out, as her place was taken. As such, she states that she cannot fully live up to the Arcobaleno name, considering herself to be one of its weakest members. Due to being an "failed", according to her, Arcobaleno, her curse was not solidified, and as such, she, unlike the other Arcobaleno, is prone to aging over time. She works alongside Tsuna's father, Iemitsu, in the CEDEF organization for Vongola IX. Lal Mirch plays a crucial role in the Future Arc by training Tsuna for the invasion of the Melone Base. She accompanies Tsuna's Family into the invasion and collapses after a battle against Vice-Captain of the 8th Squad, Ginger Bread. After the Choice Battle, she is seen fleeing the Vongola Base after Zakuro attacks the Base. Her special attack in the Arcobaleno Trials Arc is called Survival Blast, which seems to be a set of pinpoint shotgun blasts. She beat one incomplete Box Weapon with this technique and stunned another.
Bermuda von Veckenschtein was the former strongest Arcobaleno and was also present at Jager's side at the time of the oath between Giotto (Vongola Primo) and Cozarto Simon (Simon Primo). He is the holder of the Clear Pacifier, the pacifier of the Flame of Night, which was shown to be in Checker Face's possession later on when he gathered the current generation of Arcobaleno.
- Interestingly, while "Arcobaleno" is the Italian word for "rainbow" and "arco" is an Italian word for "bow or arc", "baleno" actually translates to lightning.
- There are 10 Pacifiers, but only 7 spaces on the 7³ (Tri-Ni-Set).
- Tri-Ni-Set made the Arcobaleno, but Non Tri-Ni-Set radiation emits waves which paralyze and eventually kill the Arcobaleno.
- The color of a Pacifier is the same color as the owner's Flame.
- When a Pacifier is placed on the 7³ or forcefully taken, it loses its color.
- The Pacifiers can also function as Rings can, by emitting Dying Will Flames.
- Interestingly, the Arcobaleno have personalities that are opposite that of their respective flames' roles, whereas the Vongola have personalities that match their respective flames' roles.
- All of the previous and current Sky Arcobaleno have an orange clover mark below the left eye around the cheek, which was later determined as the embed logo of Giglio Nero Famiglia.
- Colonnello took Lal Mirch's place as Arcobaleno of Rain (Rain Pacifier), causing Lal Mirch to become an incomplete Arcobaleno and the holder of a corrupt Pacifier.
- Lal Mirch's Flame type changed from Rain to Cloud and Mist after she became the holder of a corrupt Arcobaleno Pacifier.
- All of the Arcobaleno, except for Lal Mirch, Aria, and Yuni have an animal partner.
- In the opening "Listen to the Stereo", Lal Mirch has a blue spotlight because she was supposed to be the Rain Arcobaleno.
- Arcobaleno Curse
- Representative Battle of the Rainbow
- Arcobaleno Pact
- Arcobaleno Secret Code
- Pacifier Spring
- The Fated Day
|Reborn | Verde | Colonnello | Skull | Viper | Luce | Fon | Lal Mirch | Aria | Yuni | Bermuda von Veckenschtein|
|Arcobaleno Pacifiers | Arcobaleno Animal Partners | Dying Will Flames | Box Weapons | Bullets|
|Reborn Costumes | Dying Will Bullet | Rifle | Purifying Helmet | Illusions | Mammon Chain | Gyoza-Kempo | Arm-Mounted Gun|