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.
—Tonpetty to Zeppeli, Chapter 32: The Medieval Knights' Training Ground for Murder

Tonpetty (トンペティ Tonpeti) is a minor 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 as well as Straizo and Dire, and appears briefly near the end of the part.

Appearance

Tonpetty is an older man of medium height and build. He has dark skin and eyes, prominent brow ridges with no eyebrows, pronounced frown lines, and bags under his eyes. He has a bald head and a light chinstrap beard. His typical manner of dressing includes a light-colored monk's raiment with darker shoulder armor. In Zeppeli's first flashback, he wears much more baggy 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. He warned Zeppeli about how his training would seal his fate but was not forceful about it.

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 just by touching their hands, displaying a high level of skill. His students demonstrated multiple techniques as a 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 they continued. Nevertheless, Zeppeli decided to continue with his training and pursue the Stone Mask. When he found 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, went to Windknight's Lot to help in the fight against Dio Brando. However, they did not meet with Jonathan Joestar and Robert E. O. Speedwagon until Zeppeli had died.[1] During the final battle between Jonathan and Dio, Dire was killed, but Tonpetty and Straizo still helped kill Dio's remaining Zombies. After the battle, he burned Dio's clothes as a way to erase his existence. Tonpetty was last seen at the docks together with the others to see Jonathan and Erina off for their honeymoon. Tonpetty's whereabouts after this are unknown, but it can be assumed that he died during the 50-year gap between Part I and II. Later, Straizo became his successor.

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance
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Episodes in order of appearance

Quotes

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Foreigner, I can see your future. 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.
—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 kid opens the gate to release a young lion into the future. You will start the fire to the wounds and will soon die a painful death.
—Tonpetty's prophecy to Zeppeli, Chapter 34: Pluck for Tomorrow and the Successor, Part 2

Video Games

Phantom Blood (PS2 Game)

Tonpetty appears as a playable character in some chapters, as well as Extra Mode. As his appearance in Part 1 was minimal, his moveset and fighting stance were completely created for the game. His normal Ripple Special involves inflating his hand and striking the opponent (possibly a technique involving mechanics similar to that of the Zoom Punch) and Super Ripple Special where he fires off a barrage of strikes.
Tonpetty
Commands
Name
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Normal Combo
PS Triangle.png
Ground-Transmitted Ripples
PS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Floating Rock Palm
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Rotating Leg
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Heavenly Hermit Leg
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Sendo Ripple Headbutt
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Drifting Cloud Palm
Running PS Triangle.png
Ripple Slap
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Back Step
PS Circle.png during damage
Ripple Counter
PS R1.png (LV0-3)
Enlarged Palm Pulverization
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Sunlight Yellow Overdrive
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Improved Resilience
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Defensive Power Up
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Attack Power Up
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Speed Up
Available Stages:
  • Story Mode Replay: Chapters 19, 20, 21, 22
  • Extra Battle 24, 27, 31, 32
  • 77 Rings Knight Mode: Ripple Warrior

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

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References

  1. Chapter 36: The Three from a Faraway Country (1)
  2. JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 11: Gremlin
  3. JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 13: Enemy
  4. JORGE JOESTAR Chapter 16: Beyond II

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