Tonpetty

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The character in this article is often referred to as "Tompeti", "Tonpeti", or "Tompetty".
You plan to train here? If you do, your destiny will change greatly based on what you learn here... and later you will meet an evil enemy and bear the fate of death! (そなたここで修行するつもりか?すればここで体得したことのために運命が大きく変わり…そして凶悪な敵に出会い『死』への宿命を背負うことになるぞ!!Sonata koko de shugyō suru tsumori ka? Sureba koko de taitoku shita koto no tame ni unmei ga ōkiku kawari... soshite kyōakuna teki ni deai 'shi' e no shukumei o seou koto ni naru zo!!)
—Tonpetty to Zeppeli, Chapter 32: The Medieval Knights' Training Ground for Murder

Tonpetty (トンペティ Tonpeti) is a tertiary ally featured in the first part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Phantom Blood. He is a Ripple master who trained Will Anthonio Zeppeli, later joining forces with Jonathan directly alongside his disciples Straizo and Dire.

Appearance

Tonpetty is an old man of medium height and build. He has dark skin, prominent brow ridges with no eyebrows, pronounced frown lines, and bags under his eyes. His head is bald, and he possesses a light chinstrap beard. His typical manner of dressing includes a light-colored monk's raiment with darker shoulder armor. During his first meeting with Zeppeli, he wore much baggier robes with fur covering the shoulders. He occasionally wears a piece of facial armor resembling a hanbō.

Color Schemes

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

Skin(Tan)
Hair (Beard)(White)
Eyes(Brown)
Outfit
(Tan robes, brown shoulderpads, silver accessories.)

Skin(Brown)
Hair (Beard)(Silver)
Eyes(Brown)
Outfit
(Yellow robes, tan scarf, sash, and pants, silver shoulderpads, black arm guards, green necklace.)

Skin(Tan)
Eyes(Dark Brown)
Outfit
(Burgundy robes over red clothing, brown shoes.)

Skin(Gray)
Hair (Beard)(Silver)
Eyes(Brown)
Outfit
(Yellow robes with a mustard yellow trim, brown shoulderpads, burgundy and blue accessories.)

Personality

Tonpetty is a wise, world-worn man who shows great concern for others; during Zeppeli's training, Tonpetty warned him about his fate but did not attempt to dissuade him forcefully.

Abilities

As a Ripple master, Tonpetty has trained multiple people in the art of the Ripple. He is the only character shown to be able to predict the future of someone by simply touching their hand, displaying a high level of skill. His students demonstrate multiple techniques as the result of their training with Tonpetty, including the ability to heal others.

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The user can predict the future of any individual. Its regular usage allows one to see a few seconds into the future. Extremely skilled users like Tonpetty can see very far into the future of an individual by touching their hands, including their destiny and how they die.

History

Background

Tonpetty and Zeppeli

Tonpetty is a Tibetan Ripple master who trained Dire and the then 25-year-old Zeppeli in the ways of the Ripple. He eventually revealed to Zeppeli that he would face a gruesome death if his training continued. Nevertheless, Zeppeli decided to continue with his training and pursue the Stone Mask. Upon discovering its location, Zeppeli wrote a letter to Tonpetty to ask for help in destroying it.

Phantom Blood

Tonpetty vs Dio's zombies

Tonpetty, accompanied by Dire and another student named Straizo, travel to Windknight's Lot to assist in the fight against Dio Brando. However, they do not meet with Jonathan Joestar and Robert E. O. Speedwagon until after Zeppeli's death.[1] Though Dire is killed attempting to fight Dio directly, Tonpetty and Straizo help kill Dio's remaining Zombies. After the battle, the group burns Dio's clothes as a way to erase his existence. Tonpetty is last seen at the docks with the rest of Jonathan's friends to see him and Erina off for their honeymoon. Tonpetty's whereabouts after this are unknown, but it is assumed by Straizo, his successor,[2] that he died sometime in the 50-year span between Dio's defeat and Straizo's meeting with Speedwagon.[3]

Chapters / Episodes

Book Icon.png Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance
TV Icon.png Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Quotes

Quote.png Quotes
You plan to train here? If you do, your destiny will change greatly based on what you learn here... and later you will meet an evil enemy and bear the fate of death! (そなたここで修行するつもりか?すればここで体得したことのために運命が大きく変わり…そして凶悪な敵に出会い『死』への宿命を背負うことになるぞ!!Sonata koko de shugyō suru tsumori ka? Sureba koko de taitoku shita koto no tame ni unmei ga ōkiku kawari... soshite kyōakuna teki ni deai 'shi' e no shukumei o seou koto ni naru zo!!)
—Tonpetty to Zeppeli, Chapter 32: The Medieval Knights' Training Ground for Murder
In a secret room filled with the smell of death... when a young child opens the gate! To release a young lion in chains into the future, you will set fire to your wounds and die a cruel death! (古からの死臭ただよう密室で…幼な子が門をひらく時!鎖でつながれた若き獅子を未来へとき放つため!おのが自身はその傷を燃やし!しかるのちに残酷な死を迎えるであろうInishie kara no shishū tadayō misshitsu de... yōna ko ga mon o hiraku toki! Kusari de tsunaga reta wakakishishi o mirai e toki hanatsu tame! Ono ga jishin wa sono kizu o moyashi! Shikaru nochi ni zankokuna shi o mukaerudearou.)
—Tonpetty's prophecy to Zeppeli, Chapter 34: Pluck for Tomorrow and the Successor, Part 2

Quote.png Quotes
Courage is not a thing that shows up in your imagination. It's something you squeeze out of yourself when face to face with genuine fear, terror that leaves every part of you shaking like a leaf.
—Tonpetty, JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 11: Gremlin

Video Games

Phantom Blood (PS2 Game)

PS2 Tonpetty Render.png
Tonpetty appears as a playable character during 77 Rings Knights Mode and some battles in Extra Battle Mode, as well as during some battles in Story Mode after the mode is beaten once. As his appearance in Phantom Blood was minimal, his moveset and fighting stance were created from the ground up for the game. His moveset includes punches, kicks, headbutts, and even inflating his own hand to strike the opponent. His special move is a barrage of karate chops.
Tonpetty
Commands
Name
Japanese
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.png
Normal Combo
通常コンボ
PS Triangle.png
Ground Ripple
地面を伝わる波紋
PS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Floating Rock Palm
浮岩掌
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Rotating Leg
回転脚
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Heavenly Hermit Leg
仙空脚
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Sendo Ripple Headbutt
仙道波紋頭突き
Running PS Square.png
Drifting Cloud Palm
浮岳掌
Running PS Triangle.png
Ripple Slap
波紋瓶太
PS Circle.png
Back Step
バックステップ
PS Circle.png during damage
Ripple Counter
波紋カウンター
PS R1.png (LV0-3)
Enlarged Palm Crush
拡大粉砕掌
PS R2.png
Sunlight Yellow Overdrive
山吹き色の波紋瓶太
PS Square.pngPS Cross.png
Recovery Power-Up
回復力アップ
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Cross.png
Defense Power-Up
防御力アップ
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Cross.png
Attack Power-Up
攻撃力アップ
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Cross.png
Speed Power-Up
スピードアップ
Available Stages:
  • Story Mode Replay: Chapters 19, 20, 21, 22
  • Extra Battles 24, 27, 31, 32
  • 77 Rings Knights Mode: Ripple Warriors

JORGE JOESTAR

Ngapoi Ngawang Tonpetty
The information below derives from a source not written by Araki. As such, it may or may not be considered canon.

Tonpetty plays a supporting role in the light novel JORGE JOESTAR, with his full name revealed to be Ngapoi Ngawang Tonpetty (ンガプー・ンガワン・トンペティ Ngapū Ngawan Tonpeti). He is named after a Tibetan senior official named Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme.

One morning, he has a prediction that George Joestar II will have a plane crash and tells Lisa Lisa the location of where George will end up stranded in the North Sea.[4] Lisa Lisa later takes George to the secret underground lair of the Ripple warriors in France. Tonpetty reveals that George had entered his dreams several times and that it is an honor to meet Jonathan Joestar's son in person. He claims that George has inherited Jonathan's courage, although George denies it.

Tonpetty secretly reveals to Lisa Lisa that he predicted George would die around the time of his marriage with her. This causes Lisa Lisa to distance herself from George out of fear and the two don't meet each other for three years. When George learns about this, he immediately becomes angry that Tonpetty made Lisa Lisa afraid. However, George's anger dissipates when he confronts Tonpetty and feels the man's intimidating aura. After George questions Tonpetty's prophecy, Tonpetty suddenly looks puzzled and feels that there is a chance George may not die after all. He informs George that a god is watching over him and if George can put his faith in that power, he'll survive his fate of being brutally murdered by something terrifying.[5]

Jorge Joestar from the 37th universe later learns about Tonpetty and decides to call him using the pebble phone created by Vinegar Doppio37 which can communicate across universes. Although Jorge feels like an idiot asking a man from a country which doesn't use kanji about what the spelling of his name should be, Tonpetty gives him the spelling 城字ジョースター (Jōji Jōsutā). At first Jorge thinks it's extremely weird from a Japanese perspective because the kanji that Tonpetty chose for spelling "Joji" means "castle" and "character", but then Jorge realizes that it is actually fitting for him.[6]

Gallery

References

  1. Chapter 36: The Three from a Faraway Land, Part 1
  2. Chapter 45: Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 1
  3. Chapter 46: Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 2
  4. JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 11: Gremlin
  5. JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 13: Enemy
  6. JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 16: Beyond II

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