It’s a difficult endeavor to open his eyes after everything that’s happened; some time passes, and he manages to open his left —-his right eye unfortunately too painful for the petty task—- and is greeted by the brightness of the medical ward.
It’s a beautiful Tuesday mid-morning to be alive. Alive and thriving.
But that was not Mukuro.
There’s a slow burn in his muscles, numbing pain that should not be felt by an eight year old boy, could not be tolerated by a normal one.
But that was not Mukuro.
What he was— he was not normal at all. It was proven in the next two weeks, when the pain was tolerable enough. Mukuro saw himself in front of a mirror for the first time and delivered its demise.
In the next few weeks of recovery, he would undergo a series of harsh training regimens, and a nightly session of horrors. Constant exhaustion. He would survive all of it, every ounce of pain, and torture, every whiplash and stab. The nightmares became a comfort, the pain of other entertainment, his ideals became his reality.
He came out powerful and demented.
That was Mukuro.
This may be too far of a stretch, for a still unexplained event in the previous arc. Call it a fan’s convenient filter; so be it, then.
Speculated as it were that the young Millefiore leader’s powers were supposedly ‘gone’, and that he has been in the custody of the Vongola in Italy it still seems suspicious that he has come clean of any of his abilities. What with his involvement in Yamamoto’s quick recovery, his Fiamma wings, and his convenient appearance in Japan from a confinement in Italy should be evidence enough that he has indeed, not lost any of his famed power.
Byakuran knew, of course he knew, that Daemon Spade was disguising himself as Julie Katou, and along with that, his motive to possess a certain illusionist’s body.
After he had rejuvenated a very weak Yamamoto, he asked the Rain Guardian to save ‘him’.
Mukuro is biologically Asian, vague and broad it is a term and category, though it would appear that he is also some parts other ethnicities that make him seem rather ambiguous when it comes to his ethnicity of origin. In nationality, though, he is Italian.
Of course, no decent parent would want to name their child “corpse” in Japanese. I believe his name is self-appointed, and would mean his control over his own personage. Ken and Chikusa’s names were possibly also appointed, as it wouldn’t do for Italians to dwell in Japan with names so foreign to the tongue; the same way he named Chrome, this symbolizes his reign over them. Whether the Kokuyo gang have knowledge of his previous name is unknown, though they don’t address him that way anymore, for fear of arousing unwanted memories, perhaps.
As to why he knows Japanese, well, it could be possible that one of his previous lives were a contributing factor to his being bilingual— or perhaps, polyglot. It’s also likely that he’s learned on his own, what with his books and his striking intelligence, though the latter proposition seems more of a believable scenario.