Sorbet and Gelato

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Gelato's one thing, but Sorbet would never miss out on a chance to get rich.
Risotto Nero, GW Episode 10: The Hitman Team

Sorbet (ソルベ Sorube) and Gelato (ジェラート Jerāto) are two posthumous minor characters featured in the fifth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Vento Aureo.

They are deceased members of Passione and by extension La Squadra Esecuzioni who were executed by the Boss because they tried to unmask his identity. Their deaths create a grudge between the members of Squadra Esecuzioni and Passione, leading to the group attempting to find the Boss's daughter.

Appearance

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Sorbet and Gelato are two men of average heights and builds. Sorbet has dark hair that is gelled straight up with a large widow's peak. He wears a long-sleeve collared dress shirt. In the anime, his shirt is tucked in and he also has a belt and suit pants.

Gelato has a short, light messy hairstyle and wears earrings. He wears an untucked turtleneck long-sleeve shirt with several pockets. His belt is on top of the shirt.

In the anime, the two wear the same shade of toenail polish.

Color Schemes

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

Skin (Tan)
Hair (Black with teal highlights)
Eyes (Black)
Outfit (Dark teal dress shirt)

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Dark Blue)
Eyes (Black)
Outfit
(Light blue shirt with red belt, gray pants, and black shoes)

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Blond)
Eyes (Black)
Outfit (Khaki shirt with gold buttons)

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Light Blond)
Eyes (Black)
Outfit
(Brown shirt with gold belt, light khaki pants, and orange-brown shoes)


Personality

Little is known about Sorbet and Gelato's personalities, as they died prior to the events of Vento Aureo. However, they are described as heinous criminals and were always very close, leading to rumors about the true nature of their relationship.[3] They are rebellious as they decide to defy the rules of Passione. Sorbet and Gelato risking their lives to investigate the Boss's identity by themselves could indicate either overconfidence or bravery.

The anime expands on their personalities. Illuso teases that they're a couple and might be getting it on somewhere since they were missing. Risotto Nero mentions that the two are motivated by money and that Sorbet specifically would never miss out on a chance to get rich. He always made sure to show up and claim his share after assassination missions. When the group realizes they must have tried discovering the Boss's identity, Illuso isn't surprised of the possibility since the two were crazy.[4]

Abilities

Stand

Main article: Sorbet & Gelato's Stands

As members of La Squadra Esecuzioni, it's inferred from Pericolo's remarks in Chapter 469 and the diagram in Chapter 470 that both Sorbet and Gelato possess Stands, however their abilities were never revealed in the story.[3] It's unclear if they were able to use them properly.[5] In the anime, Formaggio implies that their Stands were weaker than his after Illuso calls Formaggio's Stand useless.[4]

History

Sorbet and Gelato are introduced during Formaggio's recollection of his motivations for wanting to kidnap Trish Una. Both were members of Passione specialized in assassination and were always so close to each other that they were rumored to be a couple. Apparently disgruntled by the lack of money their boss granted them, they attempted to pursue his identity to steal his territory. This results in the two being abducted. The anime reveals that they were caught by Cioccolata and Secco. Sorbet and Gelato's team attempt to search for them but to no avail.

Gelato is tied up and forced to watch Sorbet being cross-sectioned into thirty-six pieces with a sharp knife, starting with his toes. His face distorts in fear during the torture. Gelato becomes overcome with fear and despair seeing his close friend gruesomely tortured. He commits suicide by swallowing his cloth gag into his throat to suffocate, saving himself from further terror. Formaggio discovers Gelato's corpse inside a house, with the cloth still stuck in his throat and a note attached that read "Punishment".

Days later, thirty-six individual cross-sections of Sorbet are delivered in individual packages to the assassin team. Each body part was preserved in formalin and placed inside frames.[2] In the anime, Pesci realizes that it's Sorbet based on the color of his nail polish. The team members mourn for their loss and Risotto eventually tells them to forget all about Sorbet and Gelato. They decide to never pursue the Boss's identity again until they find out the Boss had a daughter.[4]

They are later shown being recounted by Risotto Nero as he remembers his rebellion against the boss to avenge them.[6]

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance
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Episodes in order of appearance

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Trivia

  • The deaths of Sorbet and Gelato are likely a reference to Luca Brasi's murder of two enemy mafioso in The Godfather series, in which one is hacked to pieces alive (Sorbet) and the other swallows his cloth gag to save himself from a gruesome death (Gelato).

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