Narancia Ghirga

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If I can't find your breath all because the fire's too big... then I'll just have to make it bigger!
—Narancia, Chapter 477: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 8
SPOILER WARNING: Part 5 spoiler details may follow.

Narancia Ghirga (ナランチャ・ギルガ Narancha Giruga) is a primary ally featured in the fifth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Vento Aureo.

An under-educated and crass yet loyal individual, Narancia is a member of Team Bucciarati and, by extension, Passione. He follows Giorno and Bucciarati in their mission to protect Trish Una due to sharing the same tragedy as her. Narancia is a Stand User and fights with a miniature fighter plane, Aerosmith.

Appearance

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Narancia is a teenage boy of average height and gangly figure. He has a childish face and messy dark hair with bangs over his eyes.

He sports a dark, slim tank top and pants. He has lighter accessories, including a bandana, wrist bands, and a short skirt.

Narancia carries with him a switchblade he sometimes uses to threaten people and has occasionally used in actual battle.

Of note is that Narancia is depicted as having prominent abdominal muscles in the anime, contrasting with Mista and Fugo who both have no visible abs.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

Skin(Fair)
Hair(Black with purple-gray highlights)
Eyes(Purple)
Outfit
(Purplish-black shirt and pants with orange head/wristbands and orange/yellow skirt. Purple shoes.)

Skin(Fair)
Hair(Black with indigo highlights)
Eyes(Scarlet)
Outfit
(Dark indigo shirt and pants with orange head/wristbands and orange/white skirt. Dark indigo shoes.)

Skin(Fair)
Hair(Black with purple highlights)
Eyes(Dark Green)
Outfit
(Purple shirt and pants with orange head/wristbands and orange/yellow skirt. Dark purple shoes.)

Skin(Fair)
Hair(Black)
Eyes(Dark Green)
Outfit
(Bluish-black shirt and pants with yellow-green head/wristbands and green/yellow-green skirt. Navy shoes.)

Skin(Fair)
Hair(Black with purple highlights)
Eyes(Purple)
Outfit
(Amethyst shirt with purple pants and shoes, orange head/wristbands and light orange/yellow skirt.)

Personality

Long ago... I was abandoned, too. By my dad, and by my best friend... they both abandoned me... we're the same. Me and Trish... we're... alike... Bucciaratiiii!!!! I'm coming! I'm coming with you! Let me on!
—Narancia Ghirga choosing his path, Chapter 523: The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 6

Narancia Ghirga is a rough and choleric youth who demonstrates great loyalty to his comrades.

Narancia's overall behavior could be summed up as being quite childish, best illustrated with his formal education that does not extend past elementary school.[7] His mathematic skills are so low he cannot properly multiply numbers greater than single digits, knowing that 6 x 5 = 30 but then managing to calculate that 16 x 55 = 28.[7] However, by no means does this imply stupidity, as Narancia is capable of countering his opponent's moves under pressure in a life-or-death battle. He is prone to perform a violently straightforward action, regularly catching sneakier enemies by surprise. For instance, he once set fire to a whole street to trap Formaggio.[8] He also defeated Squalo and Tiziano by tricking them into thinking he was still under Talking Head's forced lying while he cut out his own tongue.[9] Moreover, he has mastered Aerosmith enough to play with its subtleties, deducing with a good degree of precision what is happening despite the limited input of his radar.

Narancia has regular outbursts of rage

Narancia is almost as quick-tempered as Fugo, being quite loud, foul-mouthed, and violent in his outbursts.[10][11] He notably keeps a pair of switchblades which he regularly uses to threaten others and doesn't hesitate in committing violent actions, for instance mistaking a civilian for an enemy gang member and immediately beating him down alongside some of his teammates.[12] He also has a casual disregard of the mayhem Aerosmith causes, his personality is reflected in the plane's formidable firepower yet limited precision. As a result, his battles end with the vicinity being ravaged.[8][13]

Narancia buying snacks during a mission

Ordinarily, Narancia remains the least mature of the team's members, displaying typically child-like actions by expressing random thoughts out loud and occasionally playing around. He is usually the one who slacks off the most during missions, for instance neglecting the basic precautions during his shopping trip by ignoring Fugo's advice[14] and even drawing a route directly to the team's hideout on a map.[15] He was also the first one to drop his guard when the group approached their destination in Venice.[16] Narancia was shown to be possessive of his food and is angered if it gets stolen.[17] Having noticed that Giorno was even younger than him, Narancia occasionally reminds the latter of his status as a junior within the squad.

Despite his bratty behavior, Narancia presents a sweet side to those who get to know him. Having lost his mother and his father being very neglectful, Narancia's valued his friends above all and considered "friendship" the most valuable thing in the world. He was devastated by the betrayal of his band and then found a role model in Bruno Bucciarati. The man was among the first to treat him as a human being and Narancia became utterly loyal to the gangster.[18] Being scared to betray Passione and its dreaded Boss, Narancia asked Bruno to "order" him to betray the gang, showing some lingering emotional dependency on his team leader.[19] Outside of his outbursts, Narancia is usually the nicest person to his companions, and despite a violent start, his relationship with Trish quickly improves to the point they freely have personal talks during the journey, because he and Trish share a common thing in their past tragedy: being betrayed by the ones they trust.[20]

Narancia wishes to make up for his lost years as a delinquent. Conscious about his lack of academic education, Narancia is willing to let Fugo tutor him and expressed a wish to go back to school despite knowing he would probably be made fun of.[7]

Abilities

Stand

Narancia's Stand, Aerosmith, is a miniature fighter aircraft of a full and deadly arsenal that allows him to detect carbon dioxide sources nearby, particularly the breath of other organisms.

Aerosmith (エアロスミス)Link to this section
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Ability
Miniature Fighter Airplane & Carbon Dioxide Radar
PWR
B
SPD
B
RNG
B
STA
C
PRC
E
DEV
C

Relationships

Fugo and Narancia enter conflict due to the latter's lack of comprehension of basic maths
  • Pannacotta Fugo: Fugo and Narancia are the closest out of all other members of Bucciarati's team, having a younger-and-older-sibling-like dynamic. In the lowest point of his life, Narancia was taken in and ordered a proper meal by Fugo, and ever since they've grown on each other. Fugo, despite the short temper of both, tries his best to educate and aid his less fortunate friend, even being protective of him at times. Despite their friendship, Narancia didn't express any reaction when Fugo left the team.
  • Bruno Bucciarati: Bucciarati is Narancia's hero. When they met Bucciarati had him treated and brought back to school, at the same time being outraged that the young Narancia asked to be made a gangster. The paternal severity of Bucciarati's scolding made Narancia realize that Bucciarati was worth following and he still entered Passione. As a member of Bucciarati's team, Bucciarati trusts Narancia's ability while Narancia is nearly devoted to him. However, when a terrified Narancia asked Bucciarati, who at this point rebelled against Passione, to order him to go with the rest of the team, Bucciarati told Narancia to decide by himself, showing that Bucciarati expected Narancia to one day be mature enough to be independent.
  • Guido Mista: As both of the least serious members of Bucciarati's team, Mista and Narancia are good friends, with Narancia being probably the third closest person to Mista in the gang. As a result of this, they often engage in conversations about random topics and are many times the main perpetrators of the team's antics, namely their synchronized dance when torturing Zucchero, or beating an innocent bystander they mistook for an enemy gangster. How much Mista cared about Narancia is seen when Narancia falls victim to Diavolo's King Crimson, with Mista crying the hardest out of all other members present there.
  • Trish Una: Despite their first encounter being a rough one, they are seen to show care towards each other. When The Grateful Dead affects the Bucciarati's team, especially Narancia, she demonstrates some empathy towards him uses an ice brick on him instead of herself. When Bucciarati defects the gang, Narancia is told to choose his own path, and upon realizing their sufferings in common and empathizing with Trish, he decides to follow Bucciarati and to protect her further. After Narancia was badly injured by Green Day's attack, she criticizes Bucciarati's cold attitude towards him, further showing their care for each other.
  • Giorno Giovanna: Initially, Narancia only interacts with Giorno by jokingly reminding him that he is his superior due to age. However, Narancia later begins to trust Giorno who repeatedly impresses him with his supportive attitude and quick thinking. Against Squalo and Tiziano, Narancia is happy to have Giorno assist him and even believing that the gang stands a chance against the Boss if they have him. After Narancia's sudden death, Giorno places a grave for him and mourns, promising to take his body back home.
  • Leone Abbacchio: Due to Abbacchio's more serious personality, he and Narancia don't interact much, but are friends nonetheless. Despite Abbacchio's logical approach to Mista and Narancia's silly discussions, he still tries to partake in them, and aids them in their beating of an assumed enemy. When Abbacchio dies, Narancia breaks down and cries, even pleading for Giorno to bring him back to life before realizing it was too late and recomposing himself, showing his attachment to Abbacchio.

Chapters / Episodes

Book Icon.png Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance
TV Icon.png Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Quotes

Quote.png Quotes
  • Who's a "shit-brained idiot", huh? Don't make fun of me! I'll fucking kill you! I'm gonna fucking kill you, Fugo!
    —Narancia Ghirga, Chapter 456: 5 Plus 1
  • Fill him with lead, Aerosmith!
    —Narancia Ghirga about Formaggio, Chapter 473: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 4
  • Kill me, damn it... you think Narancia Ghirga is the kind of guy who'd sell his crew out to save his own hide?
    —Narancia Ghirga, Chapter 475: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 6
  • If I can't find your breath all because the fire's too big... then I just have to make it bigger! If I set fire to the whole street!! Then you'll get completely burnt up now that you've shrunken down!
    —Narancia Ghirga, Chapter 477: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 8
  • Long ago... I was abandoned, too. By my dad, and by my best friend... they both abandoned me... we're the same. Me and Trish... we're... alike... Bucciaratiiii!!!! I'm coming! I'm coming with you! Let me on!
    —Narancia Ghirga choosing his path, Chapter 523: The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 6
  • If I can't shoot, then I won't! I still got other ways of fucking you up!
    —Narancia Ghirga, Chapter 529: Clash and Talking Head, Part 5
  • You can't stop us... We're gonna break outta Venezia, safe and sound! See ya. Vola vola vola vola vola vola vola!!! Volare via!
    —Narancia Ghirga, Chapter 531: Clash and Talking Head, Part 7
  • I just gotta keep my distance! That's all! But my Aerosmith doesn't need to get close to blow you to bits!
    —Narancia Ghirga, Chapter 535: Notorious B.I.G, Part 3
  • When I get home, I'm gonna go to school... It might be cool to let the guys make fun of me for being dumb... and I wanna eat some fresh, hot pizza! An authentic margherita from my hometown, baked over an oak fire, with porcini mushrooms on top!
    —Narancia Ghirga's last words, Chapter 575: The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 4

Quote.png Quotes
  • Nothing easier than tricking people who think they've got good eyes! My U-Boat is a fleet! Dive! Dive! Diiiiive!"
    —Narancia Ghirga, JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 10: H.G. Wells

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Chapter 572: The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 1
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 472: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 3 (Originally 1984 / Leo)
  3. 3.0 3.1 GW Episode 11: Narancia's Aerosmith
  4. Chapter 572: The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 1 (Seen on Giorno's watch)
  5. Chapter 476: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 7 (Originally 170.5 cm (5 ft 7.1 in))
  6. Golden Wind Model Sheet no CR200-20
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Chapter 456: 5 Plus 1
  8. 8.0 8.1 Chapter 477: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 8
  9. Chapter 531: Clash and Talking Head, Part 7
  10. Chapter 462: Sex Pistols Appears, Part 1
  11. Chapter 525: Clash and Talking Head, Part 1
  12. Chapter 524: The "G" in Guts
  13. Chapter 529: Clash and Talking Head, Part 5
  14. Chapter 470: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 1
  15. Chapter 476: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 7
  16. Chapter 516: The Boss's Last Orders
  17. Chapter 519: The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 2
  18. Chapter 472: Narancia's Aerosmith, Part 3
  19. Chapter 523: The Mystery of King Crimson, Part 6
  20. Chapter 554: "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 1

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