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|“||Everyone knows the capital of France, but English speakers pronounce it "Paris", while most say "Pari" the way it's supposed to be. But somehow "Venice" has replaced the real "Venezia" as the global standard, like those stories The Merchant of Venice and Death in Venice... WHY?! CALL THE DAMN BOOK DEATH IN VENEZIA, IT'S NOT THAT HARD! ARE WE NOT GOOD ENOUGH?! LEARN A LITTLE ITALIAN PUTTANA, AND CALL THE THING WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE! WHAT KIND OF POMPOUS BULLSHIT ARE THEY ON ABOUT?!||„|
|~ Ghiaccio's famous rant.|
Ghiaccio is a minor antagonist in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. He is one of the members of La Squdra Esecuzioni's assassins who, together with his teammates, rebels against Diavolo and looks for his daughter, aiming to overthrow him and take over Passione's drug trade. He is the last member of the squad encountered by Bucciarati's group. Ghiaccio wields the Stand known as White Album.
He was voiced by Tomohiro Nishimura in the PS2 game adaption of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, Tatsuhisa Suzuki in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, and Nobuhiko Okamoto in the anime. He was voiced by Chris Hackney in the anime's dub.
Ghiaccio and the rest of La Squadra started rebelling against the Boss two years prior, but after Diavolo made a gruesome example out of two of their elite assassins, Sorbet and Gelato, Risotto Nero called off their attempted coup. Only after Risotto found out about Trish Una, Boss' daughter, they started revolting again in order to take over the drug trade.
Ghiaccio is contacted by Melone after his initial encounter with Giorno, revealing that Team Bucciarati's current location is on a parking lot south of Rome. Ghiaccio arrives a little too late and finds out that they are already gone and simultaneously hears Melone being killed via telephone.
Ghiaccio is then informed by Risotto that Bucciarati and the rest are headed towards Venice. While Giorno and Mista are driving on a highway after their retrieval of the Boss' secret disc, Ghiaccio suddenly attacks them by using his Stand, White Album, to freeze air on top of the car roof. Attempting to kill them by hypothermia, Giorno and Mista manage to knock him off the vehicle, but Ghiaccio cathes them soon by using his Stand to skate on the highway as if it were ice.
Giorno and Mista are eventually driven off the road and into the ocean where Ghiaccio starts freezing the water. Giorno then makes a raft out of a frozen land of grass which Mista uses to paddle back to solid ground. Ghiaccio then suddenly melts the ice, causing Mista to sink just before reaching the shore, trapping him when he starts freezing the water again. Mista dives underwater to see that Ghiaccio's White Album has an air hole behind his neck which is his weak spot.
Back on land, Ghiaccio freezes the air surrounding him which shields the air hole and making the bulletproof. After retrieving the disc through a struggle, he is then pushed backwards by Mista which causes a splintered lamp post to impale him through his air hole and neck. Ghiaccio then suddenly freezes his own blood but manages to stay alive only momentarily when Giorno uses his Gold Experience to repeatedly kick him against the post, impaling Ghiaccio's throat and killing him by neurogenic shock.
Of below-average height and slim to medium build, Ghiaccio has blue curled hair and black eyes. He wears red glasses, a white buttoned blouse, black striped shorts, and red shoes. In his stand, he wears a white full-body suit, with green and purple highlights. The suit has ear like growths on the head's sides, a yellow-orange glass-like piece that allows Ghiaccio to show his face and look out of his stand, and the suit's feet are equipped with ice skates.
Ghiaccio is normally a level-headed confident man. He holds his own abilities in high regard, and his enemy's as futile and idiotic. He also more open then the rest of the gang, revealing his plans out loud and taunting the heroes. He also has high regard for his own assassin group, is naturally resourceful, and praises Mista for giving him a tough fight. Ghiaccio has a notable and fierce distaste for confusing metaphors and people not respecting his native language, such as calling Venezia Venice.
Powers and Abilities
|“||The realm of ice is the realm of stasis! Cold's piercing embrace settles all into inertia. Ice halts everything! Hence the reason my stand White Album is the paragon of perfection! It can still the fury of the sea, and soon you will feel its power!||„|
|~ Ghiaccio on White Album.|
Ghiaccio's White Album is rare among Stands in that it appears as a suit for Ghiaccio to wear. Protecting its user from harm and giving him the potent ability to freeze everything, White Album is a fearsome Stand in battle. It does, however, possess a weak point in the form of a vulnerable hole at Ghiaccio's neck.
White Album's signature ability is to dramatically decrease the temperature of anything Ghiaccio touches. When the assassin touches something, the affected object's temperature decreases dramatically. White Album's power is so powerful it can reach temperatures of about -100 °C easily, freeze gasoline, and rapidly create a large quantity of ice out of sea water (faster than someone could swim). Naturally, the cold is dangerous to the human body: White Album can freeze people, dropping the temperature to the point vital functions are threatened and can solidify limbs to the point they can break like ice. As White Album drops the temperature, so does the ability of objects to move. At low enough temperatures, Ghiaccio can simply stop attacks in their tracks, making conventional attacks like gunshots or punches ineffective. Ghiaccio can also precisely control his power. He can form specific shapes of ice such as blades to ice skate on or redirect the freezing of a large body of water. Moreover, if he cancels White Album's freezing willingly, the previously affected objects immediately return to their normal temperature. If Ghiaccio stops contact with a frozen object, it will return to its normal temperature.
White Album can solidify the moisture surrounding him into an armor of ice. The armor is invulnerable to bullets as it stops their movement long before they fully penetrate, and is at least strong enough to withstand Gold Experience's punches.
White Album also enhances the physical abilities of its user. With the armor, Ghiaccio becomes strong enough to break a stone statue with a single punch or can skate so fast he's easily able to reach a car running at 80 km/h. Like an igloo, the inside of the armor is kept insulated, meaning he is always warm. The only opening in the armor is an air hole on the back of the user's neck, making it the Stand's greatest weak spot. However, Ghiaccio mitigates this by incorporating chunks of frozen air inside his armor as reserve and defrosting the air as he needs it, thus free to seal the airhole.
White Album: Gently Weeps, Ghiaccio's Sub-stand, in which he freezes all around him including the air itself. The ability is specifically meant to counter the weakness of the air hole on the back of his neck. When he activates the ability, the surroundings drops to at least -210 degrees Celcius, often even lower. The air begins to freeze and spark, and functions along like a wall of ice in the air, that only he can see. All incoming attacks will be reflected back by fragments of frozen air. Anything or anyone who gets too close will also be frozen, and stopped dead in their tracks, as no matter can move in a cryogenic world. Lowering his entire surroundings costs a lot of extra stand energy, so he usually only uses it when he believes that his standard defenses are not enough or when his weak point is discovered.