Ghiaccio

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I can freeze anything in the universe! That's what makes White Album so perfect! Even roaring train engines, even the raging seas will come to a grinding halt at my command! None can defy my whims!
—Ghiaccio about White Album, Chapter 512: White Album, Part 4

Ghiaccio (ギアッチョ Giatcho) is a minor antagonist featured in the fifth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Vento Aureo, specifically the "White Album" story arc.

Ghiaccio is a member of La Squadra Esecuzioni who chases Giorno Giovanna and Guido Mista near Venice with his cryogenic ice-generating Stand, White Album.

Appearance

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Ghiaccio is a man of below-average height and slim to medium build.

His light hair clings to his head in a low number of large spirals, and he wears a pair of thick-rimmed glasses that are broken by Mista at about halfway through the battle. Ghiaccio also keeps a blouse buttoned at the side of the chest and a band patterned trousers. In the manga, he wears brown leather fingerless gloves, while the anime attaches them to his suit and makes them white. 

Ghiaccio wears his Stand, a light-colored, full-body suit, for the majority of his feature.

Color Schemes

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

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Cyan)
Eyes (Black)
Outfit
(White tinted-blue blouse with blue buttons, brown gloves, and black/blue pants. Red glasses.)

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Blond)
Eyes (Black)
Outfit
(Cyan blouse with yellow buttons, purple gloves, and black/white pants. Red glasses.)

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Light Blue)
Eyes (Black)
Outfit
(White blouse with blue buttons, white gloves, and gray blue/white pants. Magenta glasses and red shoes.)

Personality

It's Italian, you goddamn bastards! Speak fucking Italian! Fuck, that pisses me off! You stupid motherfuckers!
—Ghiaccio, Chapter 509: White Album, Part 1

Ghiaccio is a confident and short-tempered assassin who, despite his quirks, is rather level-headed.

Wielding the dangerously powerful ice-based Stand, White Album, Ghiaccio is understandably confident in his abilities and disdains most of the enemy's actions, which he deems as futile. Unlike the rest of his teammates, Ghiaccio openly confronts Giorno and Mista alone (having assumed the rest of the team was nearby too) and even openly monologues his plans out loud. Conversely, when the two of them attempt anything against him, Ghiaccio doesn't hesitate to taunt them or ridicule their futile attempts, such as when he tells Mista to jump into the water to see whether he can really outpace White Album's freezing ability, also demonstrating his power by freezing a sizeable stretch of water in an instant. His pride is expanded upon in the anime by showing him claiming that La Squadra Esecuzioni is "the best" out of all the teams in Passione. However, Ghiaccio demonstrates that he isn't simply arrogant and commends Mista for giving him a hard fight despite his weaker Stand.

Ghiaccio is furious foreigners don't call Venice "Venezia".

Although he is extremely prideful, Ghiaccio is conscious about his weaknesses and has devised plans to alleviate his need to have an air hole on White Album. If the need presents itself, Ghiaccio is able to freeze the air to counter against projectiles and cover the air hole. Moreover, on the rare occasion where he is at a disadvantage, Ghiaccio also shows he can think quickly to reverse the situation. For instance, when he is nearly impaled on a spike, Ghiaccio uses his own flowing blood to create pillars and support himself.

He has a fixation with language, expressing annoyance at the confusing wording of various metaphors as well as how foreign languages do not respect Italian words, such as spelling "Venice" in English instead of "Venezia". During these fits of anger, Ghiaccio becomes so unnerved he begins to sweat out of wrath and vents his frustration through breaking nearby objects or dramatic arm-waving. His choleric side is expanded upon in the anime as he is seen complaining the loudest about his team's comparatively meager revenues.

Abilities

Stand

Main article: White Album

Ghiaccio's Stand is White Album. It acts as an almost impenetrable full-body suit with ice skate-like blades on its feet. It also has the power to almost instantly freeze objects and the air around him.

Ghiaccio is able to activate the second phase of his Stand, known as White Album Gently Weeps. During Gently Weeps' duration, Ghiaccio produces temperatures around roughly -210 degrees Celsius, impressively close to the point of absolute zero.

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History

Background

The Boss makes an example of Sorbet

Ghiaccio was a member of La Squadra Esecuzioni, a team of nine assassins working within Passione. However, the team was frustrated they only received compensation for each kill while the rest of the gang was getting rich from the drug trade. One day their teammates Sorbet and Gelato disappeared while they were trying to investigate the Boss' past. They found Gelato choked on a gag in his house, with a piece of paper on which was written the word "punishment". Later, the team received the sectioned body parts of Sorbet encased in formaldehyde, showing the team the power of the Boss. They despaired of ever finding about the Boss. However, they then heard about Trish Una, and thought that she would be the key to discovering the Boss' Stand ability. The team rebelled and began searching for her. Just after Trish was taken in by Pericolo, La Squadra Esecuzioni ransacked Donatella and Trish's apartment in search for clues, missing a crucial picture of Donatella that was taken by the Boss himself.

The information below is not derived from the original manga and may or may not be considered canon
"We're the best there is in this whole damn organization!"

The anime adaptation expands a bit on Ghiacchio's past. Two years prior to the events of Vento Aureo, Ghiacchio was already part of La Squadra Esecuzioni. He tells Melone that he considers them to be the best group in Passione, and thinks the group should be paid more.

Vento Aureo

Contacted by Melone, who reveals that Team Bucciarati is on a parking lot south of Rome, Ghiaccio drives over to their supposed location and discovers he is too late to confront the group. Swearing to find the group no matter what, he briefly gets angrily at the nonsensical expression used to say this. At the same time, he hears Melone being killed on the phone. Regardless, Risotto Nero later runs some computer analysis on Pericolo's items and discovers that Bucciarati's group is headed toward Venice.

Ghiaccio fighting Giorno Giovanna and Guido Mista.

Ghiacchio finds Giorno and Mista manages to sneakily jump on their car's roof, hiding for a while. Using White Album, he surrounds himself in a thick, bulletproof layer of ice and begins to lower the temperature of the car. By the time Giorno and Mista notice, Mista's face is stuck to the window because of the cold. Ghiacchio makes himself known and Mista shoots, but Ghiaccio is protected by his ice. He even manages to trap some of Sex Pistols. Ghiaccio then goes on a rant, demanding that foreigners call Venice by its proper Italian name, "Venezia". Ghiaccio remains confident but then Giorno and Mista combine their abilities. Mista shoots bullets touched by Gold Experience and the bullets turn into roots, breaking through the ice and making Ghiaccio fall onto the road.

Ghiacchio pursues the heroes with his White Album

However, Ghiaccio then summons White Album as a suit around him and begins to skate to catch up to the car. Ghiaccio's armor is also bulleproof but then Sex Pistols slip bullets into his skate blade, making him trip. Ghiaccio freezes the trail of humidity left by the car and pulls himself towards it. When Mista prepares to unload his gun again, Giaccio opens the trunk, crawls through it and grabs Mista to freeze his firing hand and break it. Interrupted by a pummeling from Gold Experience, Ghiaccio's armour is merely cracked. Desperate, Giorno drives into the sea, telling Mista to escape to their objective. However, Ghiaccio creates a long stretch of ice in an instant, taunting Mista and daring him to swim. As Ghiaccio freezes the car again, Mista has Giorno create tundra grass and makes a board out of it, sliding on the ice to reach his objective. Ghiaccio is forced to cancel his ice for the moment and swims towards Mista.

Ghiaccio punches the water and traps Mista in ice, but Giorno and Mista work together again. They manage to drive a great screw into Ghiaccio's helmet and Mista shoots further into it, making the hitman sink for a moment. When Ghiaccio resurfaces, Mista mysteriously shoots some fishes, making Ghiaccio turn his head; Mista then shoots a bullet into the airhole on the back of his neck. However, Ghiaccio reveals his technique: White Album Gently Weeps. He freezes part of the air solid and makes the bullet bounces back at Mista.

Shootout against Mista

Ghiaccio reaches the ground and searche the area. He eventually finds an OA disc inside of the lion statue near Santa Luca station. Ghiaccio approaches Mista to fight him but then Giorno sprays some of his blood in their direction, making the weaknesses in Gently Weep's barrier appear. Mista uses rebounds and hits inside of Ghiaccio's neck again, but Ghiaccio reveals another layer of protection. He has sealed his airhole and stored frozen air inside of his suit, allowing him to breathe. The bullets bounces back at Mista, but the gunman covers his helmet with blood. Mista unloads his gun in Ghiaccio's face. Ghiaccio trips on a spike created when Mista's bullet hit a metal lamppost, and Ghiaccio understands the danger. Mista repeatedly shoots Ghiaccio in the face, pushing him further into the spike but then Ghiaccio freezes his blood solid, reinforcing the support. Sure of his victory, Ghiaccio makes a last bullet rebound into Mista's forehead.

Giorno intervenes to save Mista and kill Ghiaccio

However, the bullet wound heals. Giorno appears and finishes off Ghiaccio by having Gold Experience repeatedly kick him into the spike. Ghiaccio's throat is impaled and the hitman dies.

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance
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Episodes in order of appearance

Quotes

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I've gotta find them, come hell or high water... That phrase, "hell or high water"... I get the "high water" part. I totally get it, 'cause maybe a flood could happen or something... but what the fuck does the "come hell" part mean?! Who thinks hell can just move around!? What a stupid fucking phrase! It seriously pisses me off! You think Hell's gonna grow arms and legs and crawl out of the ground, huh?! Fuck no, you dumb shit! Hell stays right underground where it belongs!!
—Ghiaccio, Chapter 507: Head to Venice!
In English, they say it like "Pairiss"... but the rest of the world says "Paree" like the French do. So how come everyone calls Venezia by its English name, "Venice"?! The Merchant of Venice and Death in Venice... Why can't they call it Death in Venezia!? Are you happy with that!? I'm not happy at all! Is this your idea of a fucking joke!? It's Italian, you goddman bastards! Speak fucking Italian! Fuck, that pisses me off! You stupid motherfuckers!
—Ghiaccio, Chapter 509: White Album, Part 1
You won't escape... whatever is at the station is coming home with me, Ghiaccio.
—Ghiaccio, Chapter 509: White Album, Part 1
You're wasting your ammo. My ability White Album uses cryogenic temperature to freeze the moisture in the air into a suit of armor. I can use it to skate around, and it's strong enough to stop bullets!
—Ghiaccio, Chapter 510: White Album, Part 2
Once you hit cryogenic temperatures, you enter a world of stillness. There is nothing that can move in the cryogenic world. I can freeze anything in the universe! That's what makes White Album so perfect! Even roaring train engines, even the raging seas will come to a grinding halt at my command! None can defy my whims!
—Ghiaccio, Chapter 512: White Album, Part 4
White Album Gently Weeps! I've already set up a wall of frozen air!
—Ghiaccio, Chapter 513: White Album, Part 5
Is that all the resolve you got!? This is it, Mista!!
—Ghiaccio, Chapter 514: White Album, Part 6

Video Games

GioGio's Bizarre Adventure (PS2)

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Ghiaccio appears as the enemy faced in Chapters 10 and 11 of Super Story Mode, with the player taking control of Mista for both. During Chapter 10, Ghiaccio will be chasing the car that Giorno is driving, with Mista on the car's roof. During this match, the player needs to survive for 2 minutes as Ghiaccio comes closer, trying to attack the car.

During Chapter 11, the player truly faces Ghiaccio. During the match, Ghiaccio will keep skating along the stage and try to attack his opponent with impulse attacks as he uses White Album. The player needs to attack Ghiaccio from his back since it's his weak point. Ghaccio's secondary attack is freezing the ground in two different ways: the first one has him send ice crystals out in a line with some homing capabilities, and the second one makes him send ice crystals outward in six directions. In both attacks is Ghiaccio vulnerable to attack. He can also use White Album Gently Weeps to temporarily reflect any bullets and potentially trap Sex Pistols if Mista Stand Shoots him during this period.

Secret Factors

Chapter 10
  1. Mista must Stand Shoot Ghiaccio. (Value of 2)
  2. Mista must use his heavy attack (X button) against Ghiaccio, causing him to trip and fall. (Value of 4)
  3. Mista must use and land his heavy attack again afterward; This Secret Factor will only be achieved if his heavy attack is used twice in a row. (Value of 4)
Chapter 11
  1. Mista must Stand Shoot the lion statue on the stage, near the water, revealing the OA Disc. (Value of 2)
  2. Mista has to shoot one of the lampposts, splintering it. This will activate a cutscene of Ghiaccio activating White Album Gently Weeps. From then on, Gently Weeps will activate at specific intervals. (Value of 3)
  3. Mista has to shoot Ghiaccio while he's standing next to the splintered lamppost, causing him to get caught on it. During this period, Ghiaccio will take more damage, and if defeated while stuck, he will simply go limp on the lamppost, recreating his death in the manga. (Value of 3)
  4. Mista has to shoot Ghiaccio while Gently Weeps is active, marked by the cryogenic vapor and ice crystals around him. (Value of 2)

All Star Battle (PS3)

Ghiaccio appears as an explanatory character in the JoJo Dictionary menu. He guides the player through the Trivia, Story, and Character Profiles tabs, notably becoming irrationally upset when the player attempts to leave.

JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)

Cryogenic Armor

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Ghiaccio
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Cryogenic Armor ver.
Rarity: PPPGR.png
Max Power: 1703

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Skill: White Album
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Creates Ghiaccio panels under random Ghiaccio panels
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Skill Lv 1
# of Replaced Panels: 6
Cooldown: 70
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Skill Lv 2
# of Replaced Panels: 9
Cooldown: 70
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Skill Lv 3
# of Replaced Panels: 9
Cooldown: 65
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Skill Lv 4
# of Replaced Panels: 12
Cooldown: 65
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Skill Lv 5
# of Replaced Panels: 12
Cooldown: 60
Ghiaccio: Cryogenic Armor ver.
Type: EX
Availability: Awakening
Date: September 28, 2020 - Present
Requires: Ghiaccio: Cryogenic Armor ver.
EX
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Cost: 0
After entering Stand Up twice, replaces 6 random panels on the left side with Ghiaccio panels.

Stealing Resolve; Freezing Tenacity

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Stealing Resolve; Freezing Tenacity ver.
Rarity: PPPGR.pngPPPLimited.pngPPPVoiced.png
Max Power: 1797

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Skill: Once you hit Cryogenic Temperatures, you enter a World of Stillness
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Stops the timer and increases matching speed and damage, erasing all matched panels. Upon finishing, replaces panels with Ghiaccio panels. The more panels that have been erased, the more panels he'll replace.
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Skill Lv 1
Effect Duration (in seconds): 3
Cooldown: 105
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Skill Lv 2
Effect Duration (in seconds): 4
Cooldown: 105
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Skill Lv 3
Effect Duration (in seconds): 4
Cooldown: 95
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Skill Lv 4
Effect Duration (in seconds): 5
Cooldown: 95
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Skill Lv 5
Effect Duration (in seconds): 5
Cooldown: 75

JORGE JOESTAR

The information below derives from a source not written by Araki. As such, it may or may not be considered canon.

In the light novel JORGE JOESTAR, an iteration of Ghiaccio lives in the 37th universe, appearing similarly to his original universe counterpart. He is not actually mentioned in the novel by name but he is drawn in an illustration.

Ghiaccio and others jumping into Morioh

Nero Nero Island, where the base of Passione is located, suddenly grows legs and starts moving through the ocean headed toward Morioh. Some ordinary citizens panic and attempt to escape at the island's harbor. Ghiaccio, Cioccolata37, Secco37, Prosciutto37, Pesci37, and Melone37 ambush and murder them. Secco's Evil Dead conceals the harbor, making their actions invisible to those within the island, such as Bruno Bucciarati37. One man manages to escape and tries waving desperately toward Morioh for help before he is killed as well.

The Mafia members move the bodies out of sight by dropping the bodies in the water between the boats, or by tossing them into the tall grass by the side of the road to the harbor. Nero Nero Island suddenly crashes into the barrier surrounding Morioh and flips upward. Its propulsion causes it to tear through the barrier and lands into Morioh Harbor. Cioccolata and the others start firing bullets and rocket launchers at random civilians and houses in Morioh, attempting to shoot Jorge Joestar as well when he runs by underneath them. The mafia members then jump off the island and head to Budogaoka gymnasium with several weapons.[3]

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Trivia

  • One of Ghiaccio's rants includes his annoyance at the Japanese phrase, Nehorihahori (根掘り葉掘り), meaning "thoroughly." The phrase is defined by its first half, nehori (根掘り), which translates to "root digging", the implication being that something is not done "thoroughly" until the roots are pulled out. The nonsensical second half of the phrase, hahori (葉掘り), meaning "leaf digging," is added to create a euphonious Japanese wordplay (i.e. "digging up the roots and leaves") and is generally not taken literally like Ghiaccio is doing.
    • In Crunchyroll's official subtitles for Golden Wind, Ghiacchio's rant is instead directed towards the phrase "taking a leaf out of someone's book," in which "leaf" refers to a sheet of paper, rather than an actual plant leaf. Similarly to the Japanese version of his rant, Ghiacchio's anger still stems from him taking a piece of figurative language literally, while preserving the reference to leaves.
    • In the English dub for Golden Wind, Ghiaccio's rant is instead directed towards "think outside of the box", simply confusing him for what exactly it means stating "maybe I think better in there!" or "so you think my brain is in a box now?!"
  • Araki stated that he created Ghiaccio after being inspired to create an opponent that "would skate down a road" to attack. He additionally added glasses to the character's appearance to have something distinct to look at while in his full-body Stand suit.[4]
  • His voice actor in All Star Battle, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, later voiced Prosciutto, another member of Squadra Esecuzioni in the TV anime.

References

  1. Golden Wind Model Sheet no CR200-00
  2. Chapter 557: "Green Day" and "Oasis", Part 4 Carne is killed 3 days before Secco fights Bucciarati, the same day at the morning (Chapter 515: White Album, Part 7, it is sunrise.) Ghiaccio is defeated.
  3. JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 8: Nero Nero Island
  4. JOJOVELLER: STANDS - Comments by Hirohiko Araki[1]

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