Zampano is a military operative who was under the command of Solf J. Kimblee. He was used as a test subject in military experiments and is now a human chimera capable of transforming into a strange, pig-like beast, which is somewhat in a form of a hedgehog or boar. Zampano is partnered with Jerso.
His Part in the Story
While being part of the military, Zampano and his partner Jerso were Kimblee's bodyguards. They confront Scar and are easily defeated by him and the Elric Brothers. Before Major Miles has a chance to execute them though, Alphonse convinces them to come with them on the promise that they may be able to get back their original bodies.
They escape in the old mine shaft with Winry, Scar, Dr. Marcoh, May Chang, and Yoki. While in a small Ishvalan refugee camp, the group confronts Envy after Zampano tips him off to their location. Zampano actually tricks Envy into coming there to fight them, and plays a part in battle against the homunculus. May's long range alchemy, his and Jerso's attacks, and Marcoh's Philosopher's Stone are what ultimately defeats Envy.
After May is supposed to return to Xing with a weakened Envy, the rest of the group travels toward Reole where Zampano, Jerso, and Yoki would help with the rebuilding. After the time-skip, they head towards Central and meet up with Edward, Darius, Heinkel, Lan Fan, Fu and Hohenheim. They aid in Mustang's invasion of Central, going with Edward's group to attack Father's lair. He watches the final battle between Ed and Father, and is last seen discussing ways to get his body back with Jerso in a café, preparing to set off for Xing as Alphonse's bodyguards.
Zampano is a human Chimera who can transform into a large, gray, boar-like humanoid. While in this form, he can shoot the spines that grow from his back at people and can move very fast. However, there is a limit to how long he can generate these spikes as doing so repeatedly depletes his stamina.
- The names of Zampano and his companion Jerso may have been derived from that of the two main characters, Zampano and Gelsomina, in the 1954 Italian film La Strada, directed by Federico Fellini.
- Zampano bears a resemblance to Colonel Henry Douglas.