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Lussuria (ルッスーリア, Russūria), also known as Luss (ルッスー Russū) for short, is a Varia assassin.
He wears an open Varia trenchcoat and has brown hair with a side part of green hair. He has a tall and muscular build, and his favored fighting style is Muay Thai. Lussuria has a metal plate over his left knee used to block physical attacks and cause his opponents to heavily damage themselves. He always wears red-rimmed sunglasses and his coat has a large orange fur around the hood. In the future, he has a mohawk.
Lussuria, true to his name (which is the Italian word for lust), is flamboyant, flirtatious and lascivious. It's hinted that he is a necrophiliac, as during the Sun Ring Battle, he told Ryohei that he likes "cold, wasted, unmoving" bodies. Despite this, he also has a caring side, shown in the future when he healed some Varia subordinates and they called him "Big Sis Lussuria". He is generally a cheerful person, and is rarely seen not smiling. Lussuria seems to like Thai culture, as he practices a form of Thai martial arts and his favourite food also has Thai origins. As hinted in the ending Familia, he has a sense of fashion, and due to that and his flamboyant personality, he might be a metrosexual.
Not much is known about Lussuria's past. He participated in the Cradle Affair and remained in the Varia until Xanxus was freed.
Lussuria participated in the Sun Ring Battle against Ryohei Sasagawa. Despite being advantaged due to wearing sunglasses in a brightly lit arena, Ryohei's Maximum Cannon broke Lussuria's metal leg, effectively ending his use of Muay Thai. He tried to continue the fight but was shot in the back by Gola Mosca, who had assumed his loss. He was later revealed to be alive during the Sky Ring Battle, strapped to a stretcher but forced to participate nonetheless. Ryohei later gave him the antidote to the Death Heater poison despite being his opponent.
Lussuria was with Squalo during his 101 battles to become the next Sword Emperor, and helped to film the battles. Along with the rest of the Varia, Lussuria was present during the attack in Italy against the Millefiore. He and Leviathan split into a separate group to protect the castle while the others hunted the Funeral Wreath in command. During the battle Lussuria, used his Serenity Peacock to heal the injured. Later, Lussuria was trapped in the rubble when Olgert destroyed the base, but was uninjured.
The Varia later arrived in Japan and rescued Lal Mirch, Gokudera and Gamma from the Six Funeral Wreaths. Lussuria, Levi and Belphegor fought Bluebell and appeared to be killed. However, they were later revealed to be illusions created by Mukuro Rokudo. Later, along with everyone else present, Lussuria had his Dying Will Flames drained by Ghost.
Lussuria is first seen at France attempting, along with the rest of the Varia, to recruit Flan. Later, Lussuria is seen walking in Japan along with the other main Varia members, with Dino watching them.
Later, Lussuria is seen in the Varia's hotel room weight-lifting while Tsuna, Dino, and Reborn are dragged in by Belphegor, and watches along as Wonomichi explains the rules of the Representative Battle of the Rainbow.
On the first day of the representative battle, Lussuria, along with the rest of the Varia, gang up on Enma and use their strongest attacks to kill him, but are stopped by Skull's Undead Body; subsequently, the first day of battle ends.
On the second day of the representative battle, Lussuria is seen weakly commenting on the un-cursed Fon's incredible strength before falling unconscious, eliminated from the Representative Battle of the Rainbow.
After the battle, he is seen feeding Xanxus in a hospital and watches when Xanxus gets into a fight. Lussuria is last seen with the other Varia members when Tsuna thinks about the people he (Tsuna) can rely on.
Like the other Varia members, Lussuria is very loyal to Xanxus; this is further proven when he tells Enma that as professional killers, he and his colleagues are loyal to Xanxus only. When he takes over Haru's interview segment, he refers to Xanxus as the Varia's "father". After losing the Sun Vongola Ring to Ryohei, he was shot on Xanxus' orders but allowed to live. In spite of this grievous injury, he has remained devoted to his boss's cause.
Lussuria and Squalo are fairly close. He accompanied Squalo on the latter's path to becoming Sword Emperor. When Squalo was hurt by Zakuro, Lussuria claimed he would replace Squalo as the Varia's strategist, but was unsurprised when Squalo survived and returned to the battlefield. When taking over the Haru-Haru interviews, he enjoyed playing with Squalo's hair and tied it into a plait in one episode.
Other Varia members
Bel thinks of Lussuria as a pervert but they are otherwise on fairly good terms. In the future, Luss attempted to make peace between Levi and the younger members. While watching Squalo kick Levi, he commented that the Varia are "filthy, inside and out".
Ryohei fought Lussuria for the Sun Guardian Ring, but later tried to save Luss and was visibly upset when Gola Mosca shot him on Xanxus' orders. During their Ring Battle, Lussuria said he wanted to add Ryohei to his collection, hinting that he is a necrophiliac.
Weapons and Abilities
- Muay Thai - Lussuria is the Varia's martial arts expert and as such has a strong body capable of withstanding physical punishment and extreme heat. His preferred style of fighting is Muay Thai, which makes use of 8 limbs of the body: the two arms, elbows, knees, and feet.
- Metal Knee - As well as his fighting style, Lussuria also has a Metal Knee that can be used both as a form of defense and as a method of unleashing great damage. He has also perfected a style of footwork that is fast enough to create a series of clones moving at great speed.
- Peacock of Serenity - In the Future, Lussuria uses this Box Weapon to speed up the natural healing cycle using the Sun's Activation. The feathers release the sun flames over a wide area and as such can heal several people at once. However, one drawback is that it causes considerable nail and hair growth due to the cells multiplying so rapidly.
- Solar Knee - An attack in which Lussuria covers his knee with Sun Flames and knees his target.
- Lussuria did not have a mohawk during the time Squalo was fighting his 101 opponents, but got one later.
- In the future, he mentions that he's next in line to become the Varia's strategist in the event of Squalo's death.
- Lussuria sometimes takes control of Haru Haru's Interview: Dangerous when there's some time left in the episode. He plays the role of Varia's "mother" and designates Xanxus as the Varia's "father", Squalo as the "eldest son", and Leviathan as the "second son". He casually refers to Haru Miura, the original host of the show, as "that gal".
- In the Future Arc, lower-ranked Varia agents referred to Lussuria as "Lussuria Nee-san," which translates to "Big Sis Lussuria."
- He is the oldest member of the Varia.
- When he took off his sunglasses at the onsen in the OVA, Tsuna, Gokudera, Yamamoto and Ryohei were visibly disturbed; hinting that there may be something disturbing or unusual about Lussuria's eyes.
- His favorite food is tom yum goong.
- His hobby is fashion check and movie appreciation.
- Lussuria cannot see without his sunglasses, indicating they are prescription.
- According to the manga extras, Lussuria was the youngest body building champion.
- In Drama CD: Namimori Radio, the Varia members stated that Lussuria is not a marriage material due to his status as an okama, something that Lussuria denies even though he admitted being an okama.
- Lussuria, in Italian, means "lust," which is similar to how Mammon is the name of a greed demon and Superbia, (Squalo Superbi), means "pride" in Latin and Italian. Same as the other Varia members, he represents one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
- Lussuria has a character song, IL SOLE (watashi ha taiyou).