As a member of Passione and by extension The Boss's Unita Speciale, Tiziano works with his partner Squalo in order to assassinate Team Bucciarati in Venice after the gang defects from Passione. Tiziano is a Stand User and commands Talking Head.
Tiziano is a man of slim build and above average height (~178 cm (5 ft 10 in) tall in the anime), having dark skin and long, straight, light hair. His skin is notably darker than other characters.
Tiziano wears loose light-colored overalls, as well as a dark headband and dark gloves, and typical sandals.
Tiziano is a tactical-minded man, keeping track of his target's behavior to advise his partner Squalo. Of the two, he is the most level-headed and attentive. He has a habit of saying "just as planned" whenever something goes his way.
- Main article: Talking Head
Talking Head is a small octopus-like Stand. It attaches itself to others' tongues and prevents them from telling, or otherwise directly communicating, the truth. It can also control the victim's tongue.
As Team Bucciarati has lunch, Tiziano and Squalo position themselves on a nearby rooftop to observe their target. Squalo sends his Clash into Narancia's soup. Narancia immediately summons Aerosmith and shoots at Clash upon seeing but the shark disappears in the bowl only to reappear inside of the soup in his new spoon and jump to tear off his tongue. Narancia's throat starts to seize up and he cannot inform his team that the shark can teleport between liquids but he is saved from choking when Giorno stabs his trachea with a pen to let him breathe while he creates a new tongue. Seeing Giorno's resourcefulness, Tiziano and Squalo understand why they have been advised to take him out.
Tiziano attaches his Talking Head to Narancia's tongue and starts controlling Narancia to make him lie about the enemy. The group starts to believe the lies, forcing Narancia to try to stop Giorno from boarding their boat. Bucciarati decides to tackle the enemy and tells Abbacchio to use Moody Blues to track them. However, Narancia realizes that Moody Blues will be in grave danger in the water. Squalo makes Clash appear in the canal and Narancia points at it, only for his arm to point at the bathrooms. Annoyed at Narancia's antics, Team Bucciarati enters the bathroom where Clash has many water sources to attack from. In the restrooms, Narancia does his best to ward off his teammate from any water source. Exasperated, the group leaves the bathroom but Giorno stays a bit to look for Narancia. Talking Head then uses Narancia's tongue again to grab his knife and cut his wrist, baiting Giorno near the flowing blood. However, Narancia shoots at a pipe with Aerosmith, heating it with his tracer bullets to cauterize his own cut.
Giorno finally understands that Narancia is being forced to lie by an enemy ability to Narancia's relief. However, water starts leaking from the damaged pipe, creating a large puddle from which Clash emerges and tears at Giorno's throat. Narancia summons Aerosmith and tries to shoot, but Clash can teleport faster than the bullets. Nonetheless, Tiziano warns his partner that Aerosmith can detect CO2 coming from Giorno; thus he must completely stop Giorno from breathing. Clash effortlessly evades Aerosmith's shots and baits Narancia into shooting into Giorno and one of the toilets, freeing Clash to head for the sewers. The duo hears Narancia angrily shout that he's lost track of the enemy, but Tiziano understands that Narancia means that he's still following Clash. Giorno deliberately let himself get shot by Narancia; the tracer bullets embedded in him are emitting CO2 for Aerosmith. This time, the miniature plane Stand shoots true, managing to wound Clash. Clash is cornered in the kitchen by Narancia and Tiziano must act. He momentarily deactivates Talking Head's ability, making Narancia's shouts lure the rest of Team Bucciarati into the kitchen, then reactivates his Stand and forces Narancia to encourage Mista to shoot at Clash. When Mista shoots, the gas explodes and throws everyone away, causing a blaze that saturates Narancia's radar. Clash takes Giorno and puts him in the sewers. It proceeds to attack Team Bucciarati using the puddles of water around the kitchen; with Narancia forced to misdirect them, Mista and Abbacchio are wounded by their assailant.
Tiziano and Squalo join the streets, with the latter wearing a cloak to hide his serious injuries. Seeing Narancia going in their direction, Squalo fears that their enemy is searching for the ragged breathing of an injured person but Tiziano points out that the many people in the surrounding crowd will throw Narancia off. He also points out that Narancia keeps shouting that he's found the enemy; since Talking Head is still active, that must mean that he's lying. Suddenly, the pair see that Narancia is holding his own cut-off tongue at the tip of his knife, using Giorno's transformed brooch as a replacement tongue. Tiziano barely has time to curse Giorno's resourcefulness before Narancia addresses him directly. Aware of the sheer number of signals on Aerosmith's radar, he was waiting for someone's breathing to change drastically when they saw him cut out his own tongue. With their cover blown, Tiziano tells Squalo to recall Clash but there's no liquid close enough for the Stand to ambush Narancia from. Free to attack, Narancia has Aerosmith shoot Squalo but Tiziano shields Squalo with his own body, collapsing in his partner's arms and splashing Narancia with his blood. With his last breaths, he weakly encourages Squalo to continue the mission, certain that they can still succeed despite things not going according to plan. Despite everything, Narancia finishes off Squalo.
Chapters / Episodes
- “All according to plan.”—Tiziano's catchphrase
- “We are still victorious. Victory is still... ours...”