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|“||So Trish is around there somewhere... They're getting closer... I will kill them all. I swear it.||„|
|~ Risotto Nero|
Risotto Nero is the secondary antagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, serving as the main antagonist in the first half of the story arc and a minor antagonist during the second half.
He is the leader of La Squadra Esecuzioni, a rogue unit of Passione which specialized in assassinations, and seeks to kidnap Trish Una and use her to overthrow Diavolo and take over his organization's entire drug trade. Risotto Nero wields the Stand known as Metallica.
He was voiced by Akira Negishi in the PS2 game adaptation of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, Takaya Kuroda in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, and Shinshū Fuji in the anime adaptation. In the dub of the anime, he was voiced by Armen Taylor.
Risotto was born in 1974. At the age of fourteen, Risotto's cousin was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Despite them getting punishment for the act, Risotto himself took revenge by killing him four years later. Since then, Risotto has taken work inside the criminal underworld. At the age of twenty-one, Risotto decided to join Passione, obtained Metallica, and was assigned as a foreman for La Squadra, which gave him full authority of the organization's assassinations.
Eventually, Risotto and his squad sought a more active role within the organization while two of his elite assassins, Sorbet and Gelato, tried to find out about their boss' identity. They were eventually caught, with Sorbet being brutally sliced up by Cioccolata while Gelato was forced to watch, prompting him to commit suicide by suffocating himself on his clothing gag. Sorbet's pieces were sent to the squad as a warning which made Risotto change his mind and call off the coup. This all changed when Risotto found out about the Boss' daughter and decided to use her for blackmailing him.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind
After the deaths of his former squadmates, Risotto takes matters into his own hands and starts observing the Boss' right-hand man Vinegar Doppio, approaching him while keeping himself distant. During Team Bucciarati's visit in Sardinia, Risotto attacks Doppio who uses Diavolo's sub-Stand Epitaph to attack and slam him into a rock. Risotto notices a hidden envelope hidden away by Doppio with its contents (a picture of Donatella Una, Trish's mother) taken away.
Risotto notices Narancia's Aerosmith patrolling the area, knowing that Bucciarati's team is hiding somewhere nearby. Doppio tries to attack Risotto, but he proves himself too dangerous to take head-on, as he uses his Stand Metallica to form razor blades within his mouth. Knowing that Doppio's Stand is a close-range type, Risotto tries to approach him more carefully while Doppio is keeping his distance, knowing that Metallica's range is within 2–3 meters. Camouflaging himself within the environments, Risotto manages to get closer to Doppio and forces needles through his nose and mouth. He then tries to slit Doppio's throat by forcing a pair of scissors through his neck. This fails, as Doppio rips them out of by himself.
Doppio, realizing Risotto's Stand ability, throws the scissors at him, which cut off his leg due to magnetic forces. Risotto uses Metallica to reattach his foot, then creates multiple knives that fly towards Doppio's direction, attempting to assassinate him once and for all. This fails as Doppio uses Epitaph to see 10 seconds in the future, thus being able to readjust himself. Risotto, realizing that Doppio is related to the Boss, tries to kill him by attempting to have multiple razor blades brutally slicing his head apart. After Doppio has lost a lot of blood and is about to be killed off, Risotto is suddenly shot by Aerosmith that detects his breathing via the radar.
Now dying, Risotto is made an offer by Diavolo who took over Doppio: a clean death in exchange for his blood levels to be returned back to normal. Instead, Risotto tries to take the Boss with him by having Aerosmith shoot through both of them. Diavolo uses King Crimson to erase half a second, thus being able to move away just in time for Risotto being shot to death by Aerosmith's bullets.
Risotto is a serious individual, as befitting of the leader of La Squadra Esecuzioni. Always focused on his goal, strategic, perceptive assassin who makes decisive actions and analyze enemy's moves before acting. His ability to predict his opponent's moves is formidable, and has allowed him to almost kill Doppio were he not outsmarted by the Boss.
Behind his cold and calm approach to things, Risotto is prone to outbursts of violence, threatening Doppio when he takes too long to obey his command. When suffering setbacks, Risotto keeps his cool and decides the best course of action.
Risotto shows that he cares deeply about his men, vowing to avenge them when he first appears. In the Anime, He is the first to notice and question Sorbet and Gelato's absence (even before talking about their payment), and even though he had told the remaining team of his assassins to forget about Sorbet and Gelato, He stayed the longest during their funeral.
Risotto Nero is of a fairly muscular stature, with black sclera, red eyes, and white hair. Clothing wise, Risotto wears a outfit similar in nature to a jester suit, with a black hood with various golden, letter-branded balls, a open-chested coat strapped to his chest, black and white striped pants, and black shoes.
Powers and Abilities
|“||You deciphered my abilities, and managed to sever my foot! However, the damage has already been done. Nothing you do will change the immutable fact. Amounts of iron can be found in great quantities in plants like spinach and organs like the liver, and it's also a critical component of the blood steam. Whataya think happens when the body is suddenly stripped of its iron? In short, your blood turns yellow, followed by you meeting your maker. The iron in your blood bind with the oxygen your body acquires through breathing, and carries it to all those nooks and crannies inside your body. Without it, however, that life-giving oxygen can never reach places like your fingertips and brain. To put it another way, now you're nutritiously bankrupt of iron, your body won't circulate oxygen no matter how hard you huff and puff. You'll turn into a living corpse before dying outright.||„|
|~ Risotto Nero|
Risotto's Stand, Metallica, comprises a mass of minuscule beings residing in his bloodstream, enabling him to manipulate metal through magnetism at a short range. Not only can he create sharp metal objects that fly towards his target, he can also manipulate the iron within his target's blood, thus being able to create scissors or razor blades that tear apart through their skin and organs. Risotto can also reflect from surfaces and thus camouflage himself within environments, which is effective for spying and keeping his distance. Out of all the Stands in La Squadra, Metallica is arguably the most dangerous and deadly, as it is best suited for assassinations, which is fitting considering Risotto's status as the unit's leader.
- Risotto, despite being the leader of La Squadra, never fights any of the members of Bucciarati's crew directly and is the only one to face Doppio instead. Somewhat ironically, he is killed by one of their Stands, Narancia's Aerosmith.
- His name means "black Risotto"; Risotto is the name of a northern Italian rice dish while his stand Metallica is named after the famous heavy metal band of the same name.