Scolippi is a sculptor who gets involved with Team Bucciarati and particularly Guido Mista, as he allegedly murdered his girlfriend and her father has requested the gang to avenge her. Scolippi is a Stand User and his Rolling Stones predicts Bruno Bucciarati's death.
Scolippi is an adult Italian man with a lanky but slightly muscular body. He has straight hair kept at shoulder-length decorated with a row of hair clips and a somewhat prominent bang on the right side. He also uses dark eyeshadow. Scolippi wears a plain shirt decorated with metal plates on the chest and holed at the shoulders, and dark trousers with a spiderweb motif. His crown of thorns and the hand injury he receives from Guido Mista may be reminiscent of Jesus Christ and his Stigmata.
Scolippi appears to be somewhat withdrawn and meek, yet benevolent. He is said to have avoided showing himself to his girlfriend's father despite having a committed relationship with her.
Scolippi calmly puts up with Mista's violent intimidation attempts, explaining how his powers work. Because Rolling Stones' nature allows him to know whether or not he's fated to die, he is able to keep remarkably calm even with a gun in his mouth, knowing that he will survive any given situation. Despite having been mistreated and misunderstood by both his ex-girlfriend's father and the assassins sent to kill him, Scolippi bears none of them any ill will, as he sees people as puppets who are unable to escape their fates. He even prays for Bucciarati and his companions when he sees that his Rolling Stones has predicted the deaths of several of them, hoping that their suffering will have meaning. Scolippi is a firm believer in Fate.
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Scolippi is a Stand user wielding the spherical rock-like Stand, Rolling Stones, which follows those fated to die and divines their destined deaths, as well as offering them an immediate and peaceful alternative.
As a child, Scolippi suddenly discovered his stand Rolling Stones and learned of its abilities. He later became a professional sculptor, not attaining fame, yet still making a decent living.
Eventually, six months before the events of Golden Wind, Scolippi's girlfriend would touch Rolling Stones, and decide to kill herself in order to preserve her organs, as her father would need them to heal from an illness.
In the elevator of his building, Scolippi encounters Mista, who has come to investigate the matter of Scolippi's girlfriend's death at the request of her father. Mista quickly begins his rough interrogation within the rising elevator. Answering Mista's questions, Scolippi explains that he's a sculptor with no knowledge of Stands other than his own ability, which acts independently and has followed Bucciarati. Skeptical, Mista shoots Scolippi's hand, but suddenly notices that Rolling Stones has disappeared. He holds his gun to Scolippi's cheek as Scolippi explains that Bucciarati's fate has been sealed, much as Michelangelo believed that a sculptor's purpose is simply to free a statue's predestined form from the marble. Mista has no patience for this, and tries to intimidate Scolippi into bringing back the stone by forcing him to play Russian Roulette. Scolippi divulges that Rolling Stones predicts future deaths and confronts its targets, offering them a peaceful alternative when they touch it; claiming that this is the true cause of his girlfriend's death.
Mista attempts to shoot Scolippi in the mouth, but his gun misfires, as Scolippi isn't yet fated to die. After pistol-whipping Scolippi, Mista leaves the elevator to pursue Rolling Stones and save Bucciarati.
Scolippi watches as Mista jumps from the building's seventh story in order to reach and destroy the stone. As the gang leaves the area, he notices that, as he tried to explain, Mista has not prevented Bucciarati's death: Unbeknownst to the departing gangsters, the rubble takes the form of Abbacchio and Narancia as well, signalling their future deaths. As a silver lining, Scolippi notes that Mista was ready to die for his leader and, admiring this determination, hopes that the youths' arduous road will fulfill some purpose.
- “Michelangelo, who shines upon the apex of History, once said "When I sculpt marble, I have no idea in my mind. The form of the stone shall be sculpted into has already been set. All my hands do is bring that form out from within the stone." Michelangelo said that he did not think about the ultimate form of the stone as he sculpted. Fate had already embedded it within the stone. He was an artist who could see Fate as he sculpted. That form of Bucciarati was not sculpted by me, and it was not sculpted by your bullets either. That is its fated form... that statue was bleeding from a hole in its chest, wasn't it? I don't know whether it will take a few days or a few months... but that is how Bucciarati will die in the near future. We are all slaves of Fate. That is the meaning of my ability, Rolling Stones.”
- “We all are slaves of Fate. (われわれはみんな「運命の奴隷」なんだよ。 Wareware wa min'na 'unmei no dorei' nanda yo.)”
- “Are they all like him? Jumping out from there to destroy the stone for their teammate, that man Bucciarati! With no hesitation... There may be some purpose to the perilous road that they tread. Perhaps their perils will serve some great purpose and bring hope to someone. I cannot pray for their safety, but I will pray that they are sleeping slaves... and when they wake, that these sleeping slaves shall fulfill some purpose.”