|“||It's natural to cry. But I think the times when people want to cry are the times when they need to work the hardest. So I decided that I’d cry all the time while things were normal, that I’d never try to pretend I was tough. I’d take all those tears from when I really wanted to cry, and I’d cry them out now. That way, when I really need to work hard, all my tears will be dried up and gone.||”|
Jacuzzi Splot (ジャグジー・スプロット, Jagujī Supurotto) is the young leader of a delinquent gang originally based in Chicago. He and his girlfriend Nice Holystone, along with their friends, successfully rob the Flying Pussyfoot en route to New York in December 1931.
Upon arriving in New York, Jacuzzi and his gang reestablish their bootlegging operations only to come into conflict with the Martillo Family, the Gandor Family, and Huey Laforet's Larva and Lamia in September 1933. In December 1934, Jacuzzi and his gang temporarily return to a chaotic Chicago and clash with Nebula and the Runorata Family.
Appearance EditJacuzzi has short brown hair and brown eyes, and in the early 1930s typically wears a orange-brown checkered vest over a white shirt, dark cummerbund, and olive trousers. He infamously has a large black tattoo of a sword on the left side of his face: its right cross-guard is situated under his left eye, and its blade curves over his eyebrow and onto his forehead.
Jacuzzi is a young man who cries constantly, worries constantly, and apologizes constantly. He is easily terrified and easily startled, and has fainted from shock on at least one occasion.
At the same time, he is extraordinarily caring, and extraordinarily brave.
Most who come across Jacuzzi for the first time are quick to wonder how a 'crybaby' like him could possibly serve as the leader of a delinquent gang. While it is true that he does not necessarily command total respect from his friends and followers, he does inspire strong loyalty amongst those who flock around him. The care and attention he pays to his friends is acknowledged and returned in kind; he makes a point of familiarizing himself with all the members in his gang, to the point where he is able to discern a stranger's voice amongst those of his friends during an incident in January 1932.
Despite appearances, there is a method behind Jacuzzi's tears. At the age of fourteen, he decided that he would cry all the time and not bother with 'acting tough' – so when confronted with something serious, he'd be able to stand strong and be ready for any kind of pain, having no more tears to shed. This is exactly what happens aboard the Flying Pussyfoot: even when enduring agonizing wounds during his fight with Goose Perkins Jacuzzi does not cry, filled with resolve to defeat the Lemures and return to Nice alive.
Jacuzzi experiences real terror in the face of danger, but always rises to the occasion and protects his friends in spite of it. He is terrified when he confronts the Lemures, and he is terrified when he offers up himself to Graham Specter in exchange for Chané Laforet, and it is this bravery and love that endears him to so many people. People often join his group out of a desire to protect him, won over by his genuine kindness.
Though Jacuzzi is always if not overly considerate of other people's feelings, he is not above going against basic etiquette when desperate times call for desperate measures. When Eve Genoard gifts the gang wine in 1935, he seriously considers selling her gift for money that the gang desperately needs, and stands his ground when his friends protest. When push comes to shove, Jacuzzi is not a pushover: when Ladd Russo intimidates him aboard the Flying Pussyfoot, Jacuzzi balls his fists and refuses to cower in front of him; and when Dallas Genoard threatens him in 1933, he uses his crybaby demeanor to his advantage and deliberately acts passive and timid in his presence.
One of his most distinguishing features is the large black sword tattoo located on the left side of his face. He obtained the tattoo so that his close friend and girlfriend, Nice Holystone, would always be able to recognize him despite her damaged eyesight.
Jacuzzi is born and raised in Chicago, befriending his neighbor Nice Holystone at a young age. In 1926, he is horrified when Nice is severely scarred in an explosives incident and hides away in her room during her recovery. Realizing that her vision is now very limited, Jacuzzi has an artist tattoo a large sword upon his face so that Nice will easily be able to recognize him. He refuses to cry despite the pain, and resolves to cry all the time so that he will similarly be dry-eyed for other important situations.
During his teenage years, Jacuzzi comes to hate the liquor ban and hate the mafia for abusing the ban for profit and murder. He decides to brew cheap and palatable alcohol on his own, though Nice and other local delinquents quickly join his cause. When his nascent gang sells their first batch of alcohol, the local and powerful Russo Family mafia take umbrage and kill eight members of Jacuzzi's gang in response.
Jacuzzi and his friends decide to fight the Russo Family tooth and nail for the sake of their fallen brethren, through both their bootlegging business and highway robbery; Jacuzzi himself is so furious that he guns down and robs eighteen Russo speakeasies all by himself in one day, crying all the while. The Russos issue a bounty upon Jacuzzi's head in response.
In the dead of night on December 29, 1931, Russo capo Sedley and four colleagues sniff out Jacuzzi's hideout and confront him in an alleyway. They are extremely dubious that he is the gang's leader, given how unabashedly Jacuzzi is blubbering, and are soon murdered by Jacuzzi's followers.
The next day, Jacuzzi, Nice, Donny, Nick, and Jack head to Chicago's Union Station, where they plan on boarding the transcontinental express Flying Pussyfoot with the intention of hijacking it en route to New York. The target of their first train robbery is a batch of contraband explosives someone has smuggled aboard the train: they intend to find the cargo and dump it into a river, where a retrieval team will be on standby. Jacuzzi hopes to sell the bombs for profit and thus protect New York from whatever the explosives were originally purposed for.
Jacuzzi and his friends claim a third class compartment, and the Flying Pussyfoot sets off on the evening of December 30. Eventually Jacuzzi and Nice leave the others and head for the dining car to meet up with fellow gang members Jon and Fang, who are working as staff aboard the train (and were the ones to suggest the robbery in the first place). They order dinner at the bar, and Jacuzzi is dismayed when Jon refuses to discuss the robbery on that the passengers might overhear...and that he doubts he will be able to talk with Jacuzzi in private anytime soon.
Jacuzzi and Nice soon fall into talking with fellow passengers Natalie Beriam, Mary Beriam, Czeslaw Meyer, Isaac Dian, and Miria Harvent. Isaac regales the group with the legend of the Rail Tracer, which scares Jacuzzi witless. He is further horrified when Isaac cannot remember the sole method of surviving the Rail Tracer's wrath. Jon interjects that the Young Conductor should know the ending of the story and Jacuzzi bolts out of the dining car, intending to seek out the Young Conductor in the caboose.
He bumps into into Donny, Nick, and Jack just as they are about to enter the dining car, but does not bother to stop and explain his distress. Upon reaching the conductor's compartment, he is met with the grisly sight of two brutally mutilated corpses, both of whom are wearing conductor uniforms. Jacuzzi assumes that the Young Conductor is dead, and that the Rail Tracer murdered him and his colleague.
Nice and Donny join him a minute or two later, and Nice informs Jacuzzi that the 'Black Suits' (the Lemures) capture Nick and Jack along with a couple White Suits. Jacuzzi warns her that the Rail Tracer has arrived, and that they had better save Nick and Jack and make a run for it. Machine gun fire sounds off in the distance, and although Jacuzzi's first instinct is to run away, he swallows his fear and decides to do everything he can to force the Lemures and the Rail Tracer off the train.
The three of them head to the freight hold where Nick and Jack are being kept captive, where they find Nick tied with rope and Jack sporting an extremely bloodied face. Nick explains that a White Suit (Ladd Russo) had come in earlier to rescue the two White Suits that had also been captured, and then proceeded to assault Jack before leaving.
Jacuzzi clenches his fists, furious and upset over his friend's injuries. One his way out of the freight hold, he notices that the freight hold's width is too narrow to match the car's length, and that the color of the back wall is slightly different from the floor and ceiling. He realizes that the smuggled explosives must be hidden in the freight hold but decides to keep the realization to himself. In his mind, defeating the Lemures and the Rail Tracer is his first priority.
In the corridor, Nick spots Ladd dancing in front of one of the other freight holds. Jacuzzi advances towards him, intending to ask him why he hurt Jack, but Ladd beats him to the punch and identifies him by name. Jacuzzi's confusion is quickly dispelled when Ladd introduces himself as Ladd Russo, and then announces that his White Suits plan on taking over the train and killing half the passengers. Jacuzzi notices blood oozing out from the freight hold entrance, and, ignoring Ladd's provocations, declares that he will make the White Suits pay for what they have done.
Ladd and his companions are startled when Jacuzzi accuses them of murdering both the conductors, and decide to investigate the conductors' compartment themselves. As the White Suits exit the car, Ladd shouts that he and his men are not responsible for the mess in the freight hold, which is as follows: the interior and ceiling of the freight hold are drenched in blood, the source of which is the upper half of a Lemur's corpse, lying in the middle of the room. The corpse's entire lower half is missing. Bloody footprints lead to the the half-open sliding door on the other side of the hold.
Where Jacuzzi weeps openly at the gruesome sight, Nick is overcome by nausea and leaves to vomit through a window in the corridor. Doing so leads him to spy something strange on the coupling, and Jacuzzi and the others look over to see a red thing scuttling around the train's exterior. The gang exit onto the coupling, find it gone, and guess that it might have crawled onto the roof. Jacuzzi, Nice, and Nick clamber up onto the roof of the train, leaving Donny to carry Jack through the car.
The gang reunites at the coupling of the next two cars, reporting to Donny that there was no sign of the creature on the roof. They move back to the front of the train, stopping just short of entering the dining car. Nice peers inside and reports that two armed men are on guard, and that there is no sign of Isaac, Miria, or any of the other passengers she and Jacuzzi had dined with at the bar.
Over Donny's shoulder, Jack groans that he and and Donny ran into Isaac and Miria earlier – the couple were headed for the conductors' compartment in order to save their friends from the Rail Tracer. Jacuzzi pales at the thought that Isaac and Miria are endangering themselves to save him, and orders Nice and Nick to climb up onto the roof and crawl to the other end of the dining car. In the meantime, he and Donny will leave Jack somewhere safe and then search for Isaac and Miria. He kisses Nice on the mouth – the first time they have kissed in their ten years of being a couple – and heads for the rear cars with Donny in tow, dropping Jack off in the third Second Class cabin along the way.
Jacuzzi and Donny have a happy reunion with Isaac and Miria in the conductors' compartment, and the four of them move to a freight hold to chat. There, Jacuzzi briefs Isaac and Miria on the situation and his plan to defeat the Lemures and the Rail Tracer. Isaac and Miria are thrilled at the idea of Jacuzzi acting the hero, and give him an invigorated pep talk after he insists that he is not a 'good person.'
Eventually Isaac and Miria make to leave, intending to find the Rail Tracer and ask it to go home. They assure Jacuzzi that they will run away if the situation requires it, and urge him to rescue Natalie Beriam while they distract the Rail Tracer. Both parties promise each other that they all have to come back alive, and Isaac and Miria depart for the conductors' compartment. Jacuzzi and Donny exit in the other direction, and Jacuzzi vows to become the "biggest bad guy" on the train in order to see his plans through. Donny notes that this is the first time he has ever seen Jacuzzi enjoying himself.
Donny and Jacuzzi head back to the dining car, and on the way capture and and interrogate a rogue Lemur on the Lemures' plans. Once they reach the dining car, Donny promptly knocks out two White Suits at the door while Jacuzzi brandishes a tommy gun and announces that the dining car is now under his control. Soon after, an explosion sounds off a couple cars away. Jacuzzi asks Jon and Fang to take care of the dining car and act according to the plan they had originally conceived, so that Jacuzzi can search for Nice. Jon notes that Jacuzzi is no longer crying, and asks if he is not scared. Jacuzzi replies that he is absolutely terrified, but he made a promise to come out of this alive, for one thing, and he has to make sure that Nice survives too.
He takes off for First Class, bursting into a cabin to find Goose Perkins aiming a gun at Nick's head. Jacuzzi immediately opens fire on Goose while Nick and Nice escape out into the hallway, and joins them a minute later. When they reach the door to the dining car, Jacuzzi orders Nice and Nick to go join Donny in unloading the explosives in the freight hold. Nice gives Jacuzzi her last cherry bomb, and Jacuzzi climbs onto the roof of the dining car.
Goose follows Jacuzzi onto the roof, and Jacuzzi is shocked to see that the other man is wielding a flamethrower. He sprints across the the rooftops and attempts to open fire on Goose at a safe distance away, only to realize that he has run out of ammo and toss the gun aside, and continues running until he reaches the second to last car. Just as he realizes that he has nothing to light his cherry bomb with, Isaac, Miria, and Czes soar up and over the roof of the train, clinging onto the end of a long rope. Jacuzzi jumps to avoid the rope, but Goose's feet are swept out from under him.
Upon standing, he tries and fails to use his flamethrower – it quickly becomes clear that the flamethrower was damaged in the fall. Seizing his chance, Jacuzzi charges forward and headbutts Goose's face over and over, only for Goose to shoot him with his hand-firing mechanism three times. One shot grazes Jacuzzi's side, and the other two lodge themselves in his thigh. Jacuzzi refuses to cry, and headbutts Goose again.
As Goose prepares to fire up the flamethrower once more, Jacuzzi prepares to use his cherry bomb and sacrifice himself in the process. However, both are distracted when a mass of red meat swirls past their feet; in disgust and fear, Goose attempts to repel the mass with his flamethrower. Jacuzzi assumes that the red mass is the Rail Tracer, and he flings the cherry bomb over to the spurts of fire that Goose has let loose. The explosion sends Goose flying to the end of the car, injuring him somewhat but not to the point of immobility. Jacuzzi blocks his way; he stabs a knife into Jacuzzi's arm, but Jacuzzi kicks him in the stomach and sends him tumbling off the rooftop.
Jacuzzi collapses at the ensuing explosion, and he is soon joined on the roof by Nice. The two embrace, but he spies a red silhouette toward the front of the train and pulls away, assuming that it is the Rail Tracer in human form. Quietly, he asks that Nice to never cry no matter how 'painful things might be', snags two of her new grenades, and dashes toward the Rail Tracer. He collides with the figure, determined to take it out at the cost of his own life, and the two roll off the side of the train.
The Rail Tracer – who is actually the conductor Claire Stanfield – flings the grenades away, saving both of their lives. He returns Jacuzzi to the rooftops, where Jacuzzi tearfully reunites with Nice, Nick and Donny and asks Donny to take him to Doctor Fred in Second Class. It is at this point that Jacuzzi finally notices his own blood, screams, and faints.
Donny and the others take him to Cabin #3, where Fred dresses Jacuzzi's wounds. The Flying Pussyfoot eventually limps into New York's Pennsylvania Station on December 31 at 2:00 PM, two hours late due to a two-hour long police investigation. Jacuzzi and Jack are taken to Fred's Clinic for proper treatment.
Some time after he and Jack are settled in adjacent beds, with Nick and Nice present, Jon and Fang arrive with a pot containing twenty-five gallons of stew – a 'gift' courtesy of the Flying Pussyfoot's former head chef Gregoire. The smell attracts the rest of Jacuzzi's gang, who stream into the room and immediately gorge themselves on the proffered food. Members of the retrieval team inform Jacuzzi that an elderly miner owner and Hollywood movie tech bought the stolen explosives for a hundred thousand dollars and grenade clay shells for two hundred apiece, much to Jacuzzi's delight.
The news that the mafia back in Chicago are aware of Jacuzzi's hideouts – meaning that Jacuzzi cannot go back home – is less welcome, and his friends attempt to cheer him up with a piece of surprising information: that they fished an injured woman out of the river along with the stolen cargo, and that the woman accompanied them to the clinic for treatment. They summon her into the room when Jacuzzi says he would like to meet her, and Nick and Nice, upon recognizing the woman as Chané Laforet, drop their bowls of stew in shock.
That night, Nice and Nick recount what they had witnessed of Chané on the train to Jacuzzi and the retrieval squad. With the retrieval squad protesting Nick's suggestion that they send Chané away, the gang resolves to wait and see how the situation plays out.
On January 3, Jacuzzi and Nice read a newspaper article stating that the terrorist Huey Laforet is to be transported out of the state the same day. Wondering if Huey is related to Chané, and worried that she might try to rescue him on her own, he and Nice hurry to the transport location and find Chané as predicted. He immediately hobble-dashes to her side, relieved, but shrieks out a protest when she presses her knife to his throat at his mention of Huey's name.
Nice urges calm as she joins them, and Chané begrudgingly lowers her weapon after several seconds of internal conflict. Aware of Chané's confusion, and in lieu of a weepy Jacuzzi, Nice explains the newspaper connection and seeks affirmation from Chané as to whether she was actually planning to rescue Huey. Upon receiving confirmation that Chané was, Nice smiles and assures her that the gang will help her with whatever she needs; wiping away his tears, Jacuzzi grins in turn and advises that Chané try to not take on everything by herself.
At Nice's reminder that Doctor Fred did not give him permission to leave his bed, Jacuzzi belatedly notices that his bandages are bloody and that his injuries hurt. Once he is done panicking, he correctly interprets Chané's questioning look as a desire to know why Jacuzzi and Nice came after her at all. His answer is simple: he and Nice were worried on her behalf, and came to assist her in her rescue. Earnest, he adds that he thinks Chané is amazing for trying to fight the police for someone else's sake all on her own.
Nice remarks that he is pretty strong in his own right, having turned the Chicago mafia against him, but he insists that he could not have done any of it without her by his side.
That afternoon, Chané sits at Jacuzzi's bedside in the clinic and takes advantage of their solitude to have a serious one-on-one conversation with him. Through a series of pre-written notes, she unleashes a flurry of questions as to why he did not turn a Lemur like her into the police, why did he accept her if he knew she was a Lemur, and why he was prepared to help her rescue Huey despite the risk to himself.
Reading the notes as fast as he can, Jacuzzi tries to answer them all; he did not turn her into the police because he wants to avoid them, and because he believes that – unlike the other Lemures – Chané was only participating in the hijacking in order to rescue her family. Furthermore, he can only judge whether or not she is good or bad by spending time with her, and while he has not known her long enough to know whether she is a good person or bad person (and that he may never know), he is sure that they can be friends regardless. As for her last question, he does not know the answer.
Now timid, he warns her that his gang does not know the city well enough to hide her from the police, and that he has heard of local delinquents who might pose a problem. The street gossip on a dangerous wrench-wielding man who goes after delinquents terrifies him to the point where he bursts into tears, and he continues weeping even after he realizes that Chané has left the room, overwhelmed with worries ranging from the reasonable (such as how he will pay for the hospital bed) and the less reasonable.
Shortly after, Fred's assistant Who enters the room and changes Jacuzzi's bandages, chastising him for acting recklessly during his convalescence. He casually admits to being one of the White Suits and a childhood friend of Ladd's when Jacuzzi asks, leading Jacuzzi to ask why he is not turning him over to the Russos. Who looks at Chané's note ("Why are you not turning me in") and teasingly accuses Jacuzzi of practicing, though he admits to having eavesdropped on the lopsided conversation.
Once Who finishes changing the bandages, he explains that while he and Ladd are childhood friends, he is not and never was a part of the Russo Family. Further, he would feel awful about turning in someone as nice as Jacuzzi to the mafia, even with the promise of reward money. Jacuzzi blanches, but thanks him for turning a blind eye. When he wonders how someone like Who could ever be friends with someone like Ladd, Who launches into a explanation of Ladd's personality and childhood, including how Ladd turned homicidal 'out of the blue' and how their mutual friend Leila impacted him irrevocably.
Concluding that he and Ladd are the 'lowest of the low', Who makes a hasty exit and leaves Jacuzzi alone.
Several days later, Jacuzzi makes his way to the Daily Days, still bandaged and reliant on his crutches. There, he sells information on the robbery of the Flying Pussyfoot to Henry the information broker.
Once Jacuzzi is released from the clinic, he continues his recovery the Genoard Family manor on Millionaires' row – where Chané about twenty members of his gang have already made home. This is thanks to Jon and Fang, who secured employment as bartender and cook to Eve Genoard thanks to Gregoire, as well as her permission for a 'few' of their friends to live in the manor as housekeepers.
(Graham encounter of January 1932 to be added)
One day in September 1933, Jacuzzi breaks a vase while cleaning and bursts into tears. Around him, his gang members scold him for bawling and only Donny and Nice comfort him. The doorbell rings and Jacuzzi hides under the table, whimpering. Nice answers it, and in step a strangely dressed Isaac and Miria. Nice calls her boyfriend out from his hiding place to meet some old friends. Isaac and Miria talk incessantly about how they want revenge on someone called Firo Prochainezo.
The doorbell rings for a second time that day, and Jacuzzi is greeted by Tim, Adele, Dallas Genoard and other members of the Larva, a group formed by Huey Laforet. Like the visitors before them, they are bizarrely dressed and came with an even more bizarre objective. Tim offers Jacuzzi and his gang the chance to become immortals. The Larva wants Jacuzzi's gang to join them, as they are looking for groups of people not affiliated with the mafia.
Adele uses her spear to stab Dallas' throat as a demonstration. The amateur bootleggers are shocked by the murder that has just happened before their eyes, but even moreso by the sight of Dallas' scattered blood moving on its own accord. Jacuzzi faints at the sight.
Several minutes later, Jacuzzi awakens at Nice's prodding and finds that more people have arrived – Maria Barcelito, Tick Jefferson, Ronny Schiatto, Ennis, and Chané. Surprised by the increase in numbers, Jacuzzi looks to Nice for an explanation. Ronny asks Jacuzzi whether his people are the enemies of the Martillos or if they will join them. Before Jacuzzi can answer, events unfold and Dallas suffers multiple injuries from Maria after he threatens Tick.
Tim orders Adele to stop Maria, and the two proceed to duel. As the fight unfolds, Ronny repeats his question to Jacuzzi; Jacuzzi answers that while the Martillos and his gang aren't enemies, that does not mean that his gang plans on joining the Martillos.
At this, Ronny stops the battle between the two women by teleporting their weapons into his hands. Everyone present is thrown into confusion, but Jacuzzi becomes panicked when Ronny advances towards him once more. Nice's solution is to ignite a smoke bomb, and as smoke fills the room, Jacuzzi apologizes to Ronny and says that he will answer him when the situation is less frightening.
He and his gang scatter into the depths of the large mansion, and all other factions flee the premises.
(Rest of 1933 to be added)
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Nice Holystone - Nice is Jacuzzi's confidant, best friend, romantic partner, and right-hand woman from childhood, having been in a relationship with him for ten years prior to their first kiss in 1931. That it is their first kiss speaks to the strength of their commitment to each other: they understand their relationship for what it is, without needing outward romantic expression to 'affirm' its nature. Both respect and care for each other far too much to rush anything so personal.
That respect extends into business, where Nice trusts Jacuzzi as a leader and usually follows his instructions without question, and he trusts her to co-lead the gang when he is absent or incapacitated. Jacuzzi's tattoo, meanwhile, is one of the most significant examples of how deeply he cares for her; not only did he realize what she was afraid of without her telling him, he permanently altered his body without hesitation so that he could banish her fear. On the train, he and Nice both have moments where they drop everything to come to each other's rescue – and when Jacuzzi seemingly sacrifices his life for her sake, Nice openly sobs over his 'death.' See Trivia for alternate paths their Flying Pussyfoot journey might have taken.
While Nice normally speaks formally to most people, she speaks in a casual manner to Jacuzzi at his request.
Isaac and Miria - After they meet Jacuzzi on the Flying Pussyfoot, they give him the courage to take over the train and protect the passengers from the Lemures and the Rail Tracer. Their friendship is rekindled once they re-establish contact in the months that follow. Jacuzzi deeply cares for the two of them, and he and his gang are the ones who take in Miria during Isaac's incarceration; he even goes so far as to escort Miria to Chicago, despite the risk it poses to him and his gang, all for the sake of making sure she is safe. While Isaac and Miria are remarkably good at cheering him up, their bravery and selflessness are qualities that he admires and even tries to emulate.
- Jacuzzi's reason for obtaining his tattoo is different in the 2007 anime adaptation: he obtains the tattoo so that he will stand out just as much as Nice when in public.
- In one of the NDS game's false endings, it is 'revealed' that Jacuzzi has a brother called Bress Splot, who leads a secret elite organization called Money Dragon in 1931. This is not considered canon, and is generally regarded as an amusing 'twist' if you end up playing your way to that ending in the game.
- At least two of the game's alternate endings to the Flying Pussyfoot involve Nice and Jacuzzi committing suicide over the other's death. In Ending 37, Nice accidentally kills Jacuzzi after using an explosive to take out Goose. Upon realizing what has happened, she sets off the rest of her bombs and kills herself. In Ending 38, Nice is tortured by Goose for information. Jacuzzi bursts into the room with a machine gun, as he does in the novel, and and accidentally shoots a stick of dynamite on the floor. The explosion kills Goose and fatally wounds Nice, who dies in Jacuzzi's arms. He shoots himself in the head.
- Jacuzzi's age fluctuates in the light novels. In the second light novel, 1931 The Grand Punk Railroad: Local, he is nineteen years old (Nice recalls an incident five years prior, when he was fourteen). However, in the dramatis personae section of the eighth light novel (1934: Prison Episode Alice in Jails) it is written that he is "almost twenty" - which would place him around sixteen to seventeen years of age when he robbed the Flying Pussyfoot.
- It is unknown whether this was a deliberate retcon on Ryohgo Narita's part, or whether he simply forgot.