"You know, my brother and I used to be superheroes. We actually formed a team a while back, but before that we used to work as leg-breakers for the mob. We did a few jobs for your father back in the day. You remember Sal Bertolini? Of course, you might know him better as the Colonel...."
---The younger Bertolinni reveals his past and identity to Chris Genovese.
Genovese Crime Family(Former)
Bertolinni, better known as Lieutenant Stripes, is the younger brother of late Colonel Stars. The brothers walk the same path of an ex-mafia enforcer turned costumed vigilante. He was a founding member of Justice Forever.
Lieutenant Stripes was a former mobster working for John Genovese with the man who would become Colonel Stars. Both men became born again Christians and left Genovese employment shortly before Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl brought the entire organization crashing down. Neither man died.
Later, he decided to redeem himself by fighting crime alongside Colonel Stars, and the two founded Justice Forever, recruiting Doctor Gravity, Night Bitch, Insect Man, Remembering Tommy, Battle Guy and later Kick-Ass. Together they took down a human trafficking organization.
In Kick-Ass 3, he is working as a Hospital Janitor and kept guard on Chris Genovese. Due to the fact Chris G brutally murdered his brother, he attempted to choke him to death. He failed and was killed when Chris Genovese's mother came in and shot him multiple times.
Skills and Weapons
"I used to do this all the time back in the old days and I was very, very good at it. I'm closing off your airways 'til your heart explodes, kid. It shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes."
---Lt. Stripes, on his way choking Chris to death
- Skilled in hand-to-hand combat.
- Uses a red bat as a weapon.