Vladimir Kocaqi (ヴラディミール・コカキ Vuradimīru Kokaki) is a character from the light novel Purple Haze Feedback.
Kocaqi is the leader of Passione's former narcotics division. He is a quiet elderly man who took part in gang activity prior to joining Passione.
Kocaqi appears as a rather short old man with worn down clothing, holding an umbrella.
Despite his age, he is described as fit, and his back is straight.
Despite his profession, Vladimir Kocaqi is a gentle and wise old man, who cares for his team. Cannolo describes him as a quiet man until you crossed him. On the other hand, he despises immoral men like Cannolo who only act for themselves. Voodoo Child demonstrates that because of his personality, he feels no guilt for anything he's done.
As a Silician, he tends to favour his countrymen's way of thinking. He explains that life is inherently unfair and that people have to accept it, lashing out their frustration being a pitiful answer to life's hardships to Vladimir. Moreover, trying to only count on one's will is also useless. He also says that he favors silence.
- Main article: Rainy Day Dream Away
Rainy Day Dream Away allows Vladimir to lock on any sentiment or thought in the mind of someone in range. This deceptively redoubtable power made him so dangerous the Boss himself didn't want to antagonize him.
During World War II, Kocaqi lost his sister while trying to escape the carnage of the Battle of Sicily, granting her everlasting peace with his stand, Rainy Day Dream Away. After Diavolo is defeated and his team is removed from Passione by Giorno Giovanna, he and the other members take refuge in Taormina, Sicily. He confronts Fugo, Sheila E, and Cannolo Murolo in an ancient theater on the eastern end of Taormina.
During the battle, Kocaqi locks the sensation of stumbling onto Fugo, causing him to uncontrollably move out of the theater. Sheila E attempts to subdue Kocaqi, but for a brief moment the thought that she will not be able to win the fight crosses her mind, allowing Kocaqi to lock the thought in her head and cause all of her attacks to end up missing completely. Kocaqi then begins to ask Murolo questions pertaining to his involvement with La Squadra di Esecuzione during their attempt to uncover Diavolo's identity. Before he is able to harm Murolo, Fugo falls from the sky, having used Purple Haze to propel him back towards the theater. Purple Haze slams his fist into Kocaqi's head and breaks his neck instantly. His body is then consumed by the virus.