Talking Head (トーキング・ヘッド Tōkingu Heddo) is the Stand of Tiziano featured in the fifth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Vento Aureo. Talking Head is a small tentacular Stand that latches onto a victim's tongue and forces them to lie.
Talking Head is a semi-humanoid Stand about the size of a human tongue. While its torso appears overall human, a segmented tail replaces its lower body parts. Above the tail is a plate with horizontal lines similar to its eyes. The Stand's shoulders have lightly-colored stripes on them, with three on each shoulder.
Talking Head has a disproportionately large human-looking head, featuring lips and robotic segmented eyes, but no nose. From the head sprout three tentacles which are used to attach itself to a tongue, as well as two small horns. Its design is based on a squid tentacle and an alien baby.
When it is first revealed, Talking Head's design is very different, appearing similar to a disembodied head and spinal cord with the arms connected directly to the Stand's neck. In this early design, the golden decoration above the tail, as well as its shoulder decorations, are not present. In all subsequent appearances, its final design is used.
In the colored manga and anime adaptation, Talking Head is presented as being flesh red.
Talking Head is a fragile remote-controlled Stand with no combative ability whatsoever (its Stand stats also indicate it has negligible speed and power), but is nonetheless useful as it can force a chosen victim to lie, enabling Tiziano to manipulate his enemies.
To take effect, Talking Head must first latch onto the victim's tongue. While Talking Head is attached, the victim is automatically forced to tell lies: whether the victim speaks, writes, or gesticulates, they will always express something false. If Tiziano so desires, Talking Head can force a victim to speak up and tell lies or remain silent, depending on the victim's resilience.
Tiziano can also freely toggle Talking Head's power, suddenly enabling his victim to tell the truth at an opportune moment to better manipulate his targets.
While partially controlled by Talking Head, the victims are fully aware that they are forced into lying. A savvy interlocutor may understand that something is wrong by watching the clearly distressed victim of Talking Head.
In keeping with its ability to force its host to lie, Talking Head is also capable of controlling the victim's body to a minor degree. It can, for instance, force the victim to perform simple acts like nodding and pointing, and can even elongate their tongue to interact with objects. This is demonstrated when it uses Narancia's tongue to turn on bathroom sinks to draw the attention of Team Bucciarati, later snatching his knife out of his own hand and cutting him with it.
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