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Winfred Kitaki
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Winfred "Big Wins" Kitaki is the father of Wocky Kitaki and the fourth and current leader of the Kitaki family. Recently, he has had a change of heart, and instead aims to run an honest business for his son's sake.

A family man[]

Main article: Turnabout Corner

"Big Wins" used to be a notorious crime boss who kept his family wealthy and powerful. All this changed when his only son, Wocky, was shot in an altercation with the Rivales family and almost died. This served as a wake-up call for the worried father, who decided to try and go straight by opening a muffin bakery. He did this because he wanted to remove his family from the criminal world, since it was that life that had almost killed his son. His first task was to pay for the operation to remove the bullet in his son with legally-earned money, hence the bakery. Wocky, not knowing his father's motives, was aghast at this "betrayal" of his family traditions. However, after finding out the truth, he joined his father's bakery, with a few ideas of his own.


Winfred is a stern, but level-headed man who is very protective of his family. Although he and Wocky often do not get along, he still deeply cares for his son, even choosing to leave his life in organized crime behind and instead earn money legally to pay for his son's surgery.


  • Japanese- Tsunekatsu Kitaki (北木常勝):
    • The surname "Kitaki" (北木) literally means "north tree", but the family is also visually linked to "kitsune", the Japanese word for fox and a common subject of Japanese folklore.
    • His Japanese given name, "Tsunekatsu" (常勝), possibly comes from the phrase "tsune ni katsu" (常 に勝つ) meaning "always wins". The kanji 常勝 means "invincible".
  • English - Winfred "Big Wins" Kitaki:
    • "Winfred" was likely chosen in order to give him the nickname "Big Wins", which in turn comes from his Japanese given name.
  • French - Ken "Gros Gains" Kitaki:
    • His French nickname, "Gros Gains", has roughly the same meaning as his English one.
  • Italian - Malloppo Kitaki:
    • "Malloppo" means "loot" or "load" in Italian.


  • Brazilian Portuguese - Vitório Kitaki // Vitorioso (nickname): [1]
    • Adaptation of the pun.
    • "Vitório" means "the one who wins", "victorious".
    • "Kitaki" is the surname used in all versions, being a reference to "Kitsune", which is "Fox" in Japanese.
      • Wright made a joke about this surname, which is "Que tá aqui" (What is here).
    • "Vitorioso" means "victorious".


  • He at first appears to have very menacing, deep-set eyes, but later in the game it is revealed that these are just extremely thick eyebrows. This may be a reference to Don Vito Corleone from The Godfather, whose eyes were very shaded in many promotional images.
  • Winfred Kitaki's apron sports a cartoon fox's head wearing a leaf. Along with the surname Kitaki, this is a reference to "kitsune", the Japanese word for fox and a common subject of Japanese folklore. In such tales, the foxes are able to take on human shape (usually beautiful women) by placing reeds, a broad leaf, or a skull over its head. The fox on the apron even seems to have long eyelashes, indicating that it is supposed to be female.
  • Winfred is the only character from the main games to have his name changed in the Italian version.