|“||Such... overwhelming force of will... from mere traitors... fated to die at the Boss' hands...||”|
—Squalo's last words about Bucciarati's Gang
Its members, led by Bruno Bucciarati, were one of the teams of gangsters under Passione trying to rise within the ranks of its infrastructure, but defected after an attempt by the Boss to manipulate them into giving him his daughter, Trish, in order to kill her.
|Giorno Giovanna||Bruno Bucciarati★†|
|Guido Mista||Leone Abbacchio†||Pannacotta Fugo☮||Narancia Ghirga†|
Pannaccota Fugo would then meet a hapless Narancia Ghirga, and introduced him to Bruno. While Bruno was against him joining Passione, Narancia met Polpo on his own accord and entered the gang.
In 2000, Bruno heard of a certain Guido Mista who was involved in a shootout. Sensing potential in the teenager and knowing that the righteous Mista couldn't survive in prison, he pulled some strings and had him bailed out of jail and recruited in the gang.
In March 29, 2001, Bruno's Gang's fate was sealed. A florist asked Bruno to investigate the murder of his daughter. Bruno gave the investigation to Mista. Mista then encountered the sculptor Scolippi and his Stand Rolling Stones which predicted Bruno's death. Mista managed to break the stone but unbeknownst to the Gang, it predicted the death of Bruno, Narancia, and Abbacchio. At the same time, Bruno was tasked to find whoever killed Leaky-eye Luca.
Bruno Bucciarati would meet Giorno Giovanna, the one responsible for Luca's death. Ordered to dispose of the boy, a fight ensued, but Giorno made a deal with Bruno, who was against the gang selling drugs in the streets. Bruno agreed to let Giorno infiltrate Passione but would not actively help him, especially if he was caught. Giorno Giovanna was then admitted in the gang, and killed Bucciarati's direct superior Polpo. Giorno was now part of Bruno's team and a place for lieutenant was available. Bucciarati's gang headed to Capri in order to seize a treasure Polpo hid, defeating rival gang members Mario Zucchero and Sale on the way, and successfully gave several billions' worth of jewels to the lieutenant Pericolo. Bruno was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, but Pericolo immediately gave him an assignment meant for Polpo at the time of his death.
Bucciarati's Gang was assigned to Trish Una's protection and escort as she was the Boss' daughter, and they hid in the countryside for several days. However Formaggio of La Squadra di Esecuzione, a team of assassins gone rogue, tracked Narancia and a violent fight ensued. While Formaggio was killed, the collateral damage would attract the other assassins, resulting in the Boss assigning Bruno another task.
Bucciarati's Gang was to retrieve an item in Pompeii. Giorno, Fugo and Abbacchio were sent, and retrieved a key while killing Illuso. The gang then headed to Naple's train station to take a train toward Florence. A turtle named Coco Jumbo was given to the gang so that its Stand Mr.President would help hide them. However the duo Prosciutto and Pesci managed to find them, and though both were killed by Bruno, they managed to stop the train and inform the assassin Melone of their whereabouts.
Bucciarati's Gang hitched a ride for a time until Mista knocked the driver out, forcing them to stop in a parking. Giorno suggested that they steal a car, and in order to confuse the assassins, transformed several cars into frogs to make it look like several cars were stolen. At the same time the gang was hijacking a car, Melone's Stand Baby Face almost managed to kidnap Trish and incapacitate Bruno, but Giorno managed to defeat the Stand and remotely killed Melone with a venomous snake. The gang was now free to roam.
The Boss then asked Abbacchio to rewind events inside the turtle, reenacting Pericolo's last instruction to retrieve a disk in Venice's train station before committing suicide. While Bucciarati's gang would go to the city with a boat, Giorno and Mista were sent to retrieve the disk, and defeated together the assassin Ghiaccio. The disk contained the Boss' last instruction to the gang: head to the San Giorgio Maggiore island and have one person deliver Trish to the top of the belfry. Bruno accompanied Trish, but the Boss revealed his secret motive to kill her, an action which outraged Bruno. He rebelled openly and fought the Boss, however King Crimson's time erasure was an invincible power and Bruno barely escaped with the assistance of Giorno, dying but revived by him. Bruno then announced his rebellion to the rest of his subordinates, and though all were terrified, they joined Bruno in his rebellion save Pannacotta Fugo.
Still in Venice, Trish advised the gang to head to the island of Sardinia, where her mother encountered the Boss. They were then attacked by Squalo and Tiziano, however Narancia, with help from Giorno, defeated both Stand users. The group stole a jet and headed to Sardinia, but they were attacked by Carne's Stand Notorious B.I.G.. It proved invincible but the gang was saved by Trish who awakened her own Stand Spice Girl, and they reached Sardinia safely.
The Gang investigated La Costa Smeralda, where the Boss had taken a photo of Trish's mother, and Abbacchio's Moody Blues rewinded time to discover the Boss' face. However the event's age meant that it would take time to reach it. Bruno and Narancia were lured away by an attack, while Giorno and Mista looked over Trish. When Bruno came across a child tied up and with his clothes stolen, he realized too late that Abbacchio was left alone and defenseless, as he was killed by the Boss. Fortunately, his death was not in vain as the gang uncovered a mold negative of the Boss' face and handprints. While their search for any data concerning him was fruitless, it caught the attention of a third party which revealed the Boss' name: Diavolo, and proposed to meet in Rome so they would be given an Arrow able to unlock a power greater than that of King Crimson and able to defeat it. The group, despite initial skepticism, accepted the proposition and headed to Rome, followed by Diavolo himself.
As they reached the coast, Bucciarati's gang confronted Cioccolata and Secco, two Stand users reluctantly sent by Diavolo who proved more than a match for them, incapacitating Narancia and forcing Trish to stay behind. In Rome, the group had to split up, Giorno and Mista defeating Cioccolata, and Bruno Secco. Both teams suffered massive wounds, with Bruno's body beginning to fail him as an undead. He fatefully met Doppio, Diavolo's split personality and was tricked into believing it was Trish, since he could only see people's souls, Trish's and Doppio/Diavolo's being extremely similar as family member. Diavolo would then use the opportunity of escorting the dying Bruno to the Colosseum and confronted the gang's ally, revealed to be Jean Pierre Polnareff, and although Polnareff was killed after a short fight, he used the arrow on himself. The newly awakened Stand Chariot Requiem put everyone in Rome to sleep once active.
The gang awakened, realizing that their souls, along with the entire population of Rome, were switched. Initially believing that Diavolo was in Bruno's body, they instead killed Doppio, and Diavolo killed Narancia in retaliation without anyone knowing how. The gang then followed Chariot Requiem into the streets of Rome to find a way to retrieve the Arrow from it, accompanied by Polnareff who was now in Coco Jumbo's body. Giorno realized that Diavolo was possessing one of them, but Diavolo hijacked Mista's body, having managed to find Chariot Requiem's weakness, and almost managed to take the Arrow. However Bruno sacrificed himself and finished Chariot Requiem, forcing everyone's soul back in their bodies.
Giorno, with newfound resolve from Bruno's spirit before it passed on, seized the Arrow from Diavolo, and used it to evolve his Stand into Gold Experience Requiem. Using its invincible ability, GER nullified King Crimson's power and Diavolo was promptly and climactically defeated. With Giorno Giovanna and Guido Mista the only ones surviving the encounter, they went on to become Passione's next leaders, allowing Giorno to fulfill his dream of becoming a Gang-Star and changing the Italian mafia for the better. This section requires expansion.
- All members of the gang are playable in the game Le Bizzarre Avventure di GioGio: Vento Aureo.
- The gang is also known to as Team Bucciarati (ブチャラティチーム Bucharati Chīmu).
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