Mondo Zappa (モンド・ザッパ, Mondo Zappa) is a character in Killer Is Dead. He is a 35-year-old American assassin and the game's central protagonist. After receiving a letter of employment from a covert hitman agency, Zappa begins working for the firm, travelling the near-future globe executing other killers.

Mondo's weapon of choice is a katana named Gekkou (月光、lit. "Moonlight"), although his left arm named Musselback has been cybernetically modified. It can be changed into various forms, including a gun and drill, and can be upgraded throughout Killer Is Dead. However, Mondo has no memory of when or how his arm was modified.

Mondo shares his name and likeness with Sumio Mondo, hero of the early Grasshopper Manufacture title Flower, Sun and Rain. It is unknown as of yet whether Mondo Zappa has any connection to him. On potential links between the two characters, Suda51 remarked, "Just think of them like long distant cousins, or relatives." His last name Zappa is a reference to the famous musician Frank Zappa.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least High 8-C, likely higher when transformed

Name: Mondo Zappa

Origin: Killer is Dead

Gender: Male

Age: 35

Classification: Cybernetic Swordsman, Hitman

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman strength, speed, durability, agility, endurance, accuracy, skilled swordsman, has a cybernetic arm that can turn into a gun or drill, can absorb blood and heal, can transform and become stronger

Attack Potency: At least Large Building level (Cut down a giant that was taller than city buildings), likely higher when transformed

Speed: At least Supersonic+ (Can casually bullet time), likely higher

Durability: Large Building level, possibly higher

Lifting Strength: Superhuman

Striking Strength: At least Large Building Class, possibly higher

Stamina: Superhuman

Range: Extended melee range to several meters

Standard Equipment: Gekkou (his katana) and Musselback (cybernetic arm)

Intelligence: Skilled combatant

Weaknesses: None notable


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

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  • Edward Elric vs Mondo Zappa

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    • i think in close range mondo will have the upper hand, edward would have lost to scar a few times without help, but since basically everything...
    • This is a hard one, simply because I don't know anything about Killer is Dead and what Mondo can do. What's with all the Edward El...