Stromboli is one of the few villains not associated with the Villain League from Pinocchio. To Scroopfan, he's nothing more than a jerk puppeteer. But to MSM, he's got potential to become part of Team Nefarious due to the way he acted towards Pinocchio.

Role in the film

An Actor's Life for Me

Stromboli is first referred to in the film by J. Worthington Foulfellow, who notices a poster advertising that "that old rascal's back in town". Foulfellow fondly recalls trying to sell Gideon, with strings tied to his arms and feet, to the puppet master (though it's apparent that this ploy didn't work). When the two crooks see Pinocchio on his way to school, the fox realizes that Stromboli would pay handsomely for a moving puppet without strings. They befriend the little wooden boy and, convincing him that the theatre is "the easy road to success", take him to Stromboli's Caravan, singing Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor's Life For Me) as they go, with Jiminy Cricket in pursuit.

I've Got No Strings

That evening, Stromboli is first seen, announcing his show to a large crowd that has gathered around the caravan. The puppet master advertises Pinocchio as "the only puppet who can sing and dance without the aid of strings". He conducts the band (unseen, below the stage) while Pinocchio and the puppets perform I've Got No Strings. Pinocchio trips and falls, nose first, onto the stage; Stromboli is initially furious at the puppet's clumsiness but lets him continue after realizing that the audience is delighted. After the completion of the show, Stromboli walks onto the stage and accepts both the audience's applause and their money.

Stromboli's True Nature

Later that night, Stromboli is counting the day's substantial earnings while enjoying a meal of link sausage. He gives Pinocchio a worthless metal ring for his efforts, but, when the puppet tries to return to Gepetto's Workshop, Stromboli locks him in a cage. The puppet master enthuses that they will tour the great capitals of the world, and that Pinocchio will make him lots of money. When the puppet is too old to perform, Stromboli will use him for firewood. Laughing, he leaves Pinocchio alone with the lifeless puppets in the carriage, and the wooden boy hears the caravan start to move. Jiminy comes to Pinocchio's aid but is unable to free him; it is the Blue Fairy, giving him a second chance, who opens the cage, allowing the puppet and his conscience to escape. Stromboli is not seen again in the film (though it can perhaps be assumed that he reacted to Pinocchio's absence in a typical emotional outburst).

Role in the series

he is set to appear in the spyro version, reprising his role. Although many people prefer to think of Stromboli as a cold-hearted, greedy monster, Scroopfan just thinks he's merely just a jerk, despite the fact that the puppeteer planned to chop up Pinocchio into firewood. But since Team Nefarious is set to arrive the movisode, it can guessed, maybe incorrectly, that Stromboli might become a member of Dr. Nefarious' organization. Scroopfan conferms that Stromboli is gonna join Team Nefarious based on the fanmade plot made by MSM.

In Disney Villains Revenge, Stromboli appears as one of the Coachman's hired minions, performing his puppet show as a prelude act to the circus act involving the torment of Pinocchio and Dumbo. Sora battles Stromboli by performing a dance-off against the puppets, winning every time until finally confronting the puppet master himself and a swarm of Komory Bats and Jestabockies in a silly time and dance battle. Stromboli is defeated in the battle and is launched out of the circus in a cannon. With Stromboli out of the way, Sora and Spyro head into the circus to free Pinocchio and defeat the Coachman.

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