As a member of Passione and by extension The Boss's Unita Speciale, Tizzano works with his partner Squalo in order to assassinate Team Bucciarati in Venice after the gang defects from Passione. Tizzano is a Stand user and commands Talking Head.
Tizzano 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.
Tizzano wears loose light-colored overalls, as well as a dark headband and dark gloves, and typical sandals.
PersonalitySqualo. Compared to Squalo, Tizzano is much calmer and much more attentive in treacherous situations, such as their fight against Narancia. Tizzano is presented to have a deep bond with his partner, willing to take damage from Aerosmith in order to assure his safety.
- 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.
Tizzano used to be a member of Passione like any other, and his fellow gangsters would often mock him because his Stand Talking Head was physically weak. Instead, Tizzano relied on guile to fulfill his missions. Tizzano and Squalo were working together under one leader but were not yet familiar with each other when they were assigned the mission to stop a trial that would expose the true scale of Passione's drug trafficking operation to the public. The trial involved a member turned traitor named Pollo who decided to testify against the gang for the prosecutor, a famous and respected lawyer named Gilberto Falco.
The leader, an old-school gangster, wanted to assassinate Falco. However, Tizzano objected because it would be tantamount to admitting the guilt of the 32 defendants who were actually members of the gang. Instead, he proposed to make Pollo rescind his testimony in the middle of the trial to ruin Falco's reputation. The leader accepted the proposition but it incurred his wrath. Although the leader told Squalo to assassinate Tizzano, the latter didn't care.
Tizzano and Squalo met a first time before the first hearing. In there, Tizzano showed that he thoroughly researched Pollo's background and discovered that he secretly had a half-sister that even Falco didn't even know about. He told Squalo of his plan of having this woman be abducted and then to have the lawyer defending the gangsters to secretly but ostentatiously show the sister's ring (which was a gift from Pollo) to the witness. This would put pressure on Pollo to falsely testify to the gang's advantage.
During the first hearing, Tizzano assists to the hearing posing as the assistant of the lawyer who defends the gangsters. The plan goes without a hitch and Pollo falsely testifies. The courtroom erupts into chaos because Pollo accuses Falco of making up the entire case. The judge postpones the second hearing. During the pause, Tizzano warns Squalo not to underestimate Falco. Tizzano tells Squalo that he will need to use Clash in the second hearing and they decide on signals so Squalo will know when to act. Squalo worries about his mission to kill Tizzano, but Tizzano reassures him and tells him to just pretend to swear his allegiance to their leader even if he doesn't mean it.
During the second hearing, Pollo's false testimony begins to ruin the reputation of Falco. Suddenly, Falco brings in another witness: Pollo's cherished half-sister. Reassured, Pollo decides to testify and tell the truth. At this moment, Pollo prepares himself and drinks a bit of water. The duo act at this moment and Squalo's Clash transports Talking Head into Pollo's mouth. Thus, Pollo is forced to tell lies and falsefully accuses Falco of using intimidation tactics on him to get him to make false accusations. Satisfied, Squalo kills Pollo by having Clash rip out his tongue. The judge attempts to call for a recess but Tizzano publicly accuses Falco. At this moment, Squalo's Clash is able to transport Tizzano's Talking Head into Falco's mouth due to him sweating heavily. Falco is also forced to confess to false crimes. Falco's reputation is ruined, but the prosecutor sees the duo, who are the only two calm men in the courtroom, and understands that they are the culprit. Falco bites off part of his tongue to be able to tell the truth and declares that justice will prevail at the end. However, Clash kills him.
Afterwards, Squalo and Tizzano meet again. Squalo has decided to kill his leader instead, having seen how clever Tizzano can be and how his abilities can be put to use for the gang while the leader is old-fashioned and incompetent.
As Team Bucciarati has lunch, Tizzano 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, Tizzano and Squalo understand why they have been advised to take him out.
Tizzano 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, Tizzano 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 Tizzano 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 Tizzano 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.
Tizzano 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 Tizzano 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. Tizzano 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, Tizzano 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 Tizzano 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.”—Tizzano's catchphrase
- “We are still victorious. Victory is still... ours...”
- Tizzano's anime voice actor, Kenjiro Tsuda, previously voiced Bruford in the Part 1 anime adaptation.