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[[folder: Heroes]]

! Joseph Joestar (Stand: Hermit Purple)
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->Young Joseph voiced by: Creator/TomokazuSugita (TV anime, ''All-Star Battle'', ''J-Stars Victory Vs'', and ''Eyes of Heaven''), Creator/HochuOtsuka (''Heritage for the Future'' video game) (Japanese), Creator/BenDiskin (TV anime) (English)\\
Old Joseph voiced by: Creator/UnshoIshizuka (TV anime (''Part 3, 4'') and ''Eyes of Heaven''), Creator/TomokazuSugita (TV anime (''Part 2'') and ''All-Star Battle''), Creator/KenjiUtsumi (CD drama parts 1 and 3), Creator/GoroNaya (CD drama part 2), Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka (OVA), Creator/ToruOkawa (''Heritage for the Future'' video game) (Japanese), Michael Bennett (OVA), Creator/RichardEpcar (TV anime) (English)

The Grandson of the original and the second person to have the nickname [=JoJo=]. An unscrupulous fighter who uses any means necessary to defeat his opponent. During the course of Battle Tendency, he travels the world to keep the vicious Pillar Men from obtaining the Red Stone of Aja and attaining a level of immortality that would render them absolutely invincible.

Following that, he joined up with his grandson, Jotaro, in order to put a stop to the revived Dio Brando. His role during these events was more or less a supporting part, though he did get a few moments to himself.

His final appearance was during the events of ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', where he met his biological son Josuke and adopted the child known as Achtung Baby (later christened Shizuka Joestar).

[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Joseph_ASB_resized_9473.jpg Being the]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/joseph_joestar_part_3_3919.gif 2nd most prominent]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Untitled-3-2_2135.jpg JoJo]] [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/joseph_joestar_part_4_4536.png in the series, his appearance greatly varies]], [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/josephjoestar3_anime_9334.png adaptation to adaptation]].

* AdaptationDyeJob: While [=JoJo=] was never known for its consistent color schemes, the anime has him as a brunette (a color yet to be used in the original manga or any other spinoff media until then). And then gives him [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair purple hair]] in the OP (granted, probably for the ''[[{{Camp}} faaaaaaabulous!]]'' factor).
* {{Adorkable}}: Even when he's in his 60's and 70's, he's still a total dork.
* AdventurerOutfit: Associated with [[{{Irony}} stereotypical pilot gear]] in Battle Tendency, which Araki seems to consider his IconicOutfit over his actual one as of late, though he never wears it in the series proper. Wears Franchise/IndianaJones[[FedoraOfAsskicking -esque]] clothes in Part 3, which fits nicely with his [[WhipItGood Hermit Purple.]]
* AlliterativeName
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Tends to look this way in a lot of official art from the Battle Tendency period, and his ''All Star Battle'' model is noticeably tanner than the other [=JoJos=], despite being 100% British or at the least Western European.
* AntiHero: Just because he respects his enemies and keeps his promises ''doesn't'' mean he won't use every dirty trick in the book (and a few more ''not'' in the book) to get the job done.
* AnimeHair: Extremely spiky brown hair that parts to the right in Part 2. The anime version just makes it look more ridiculous.
** Averted with Part 3 and 4, where his hair is much less ridiculous.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: During Part 2, he's a rare good guy example. He mellowed with age, so by 3 he's more of a goofy father figure.
* ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler:[[ThoseWackyNazis Stroheim's associates]]]] gave him a robotic hand to replace the one that he lost [[spoiler:during his final fight against Kars.]]
* TheAtoner: For what it's worth, he genuinely regrets not having being a part of Josuke's life (and let's be fair, nobody told him about the boy) and tries his best with what little time he has left to be a loving father to him. [[spoiler:And thankfully, Josuke does eventually love him back as a son.]]
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Joestar.
* AwesomeYetImpractical: The impression one gets from his [[CrazyAwesome wacky]] Hermit Purple ability to take a picture of a distant place by ''crushing'' very expensive cameras.
** Subverted, as he can produce an image by breaking ''anything'', which he realizes in the fight against Nena, where he smashes a pot of sand to make a map. Furthermore, Dio is once shown taking a spirit picture just by tapping the camera, which means Joseph is misusing his power because he's [[LargeHam so overdramatical]].
** In Part 2, his Clackers. While their design is aerodynamic enough for Joseph to make some pretty cool weapon tricks, he also tends to hurt himself whenever he gets too cocky.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Dio completely drained him of blood, leaving him a husk of a body for a short time before a transfusion from Star Platinum revived him.]]
* BadassBaritone: [[Creator/TomokazuSugita In the]] [[Creator/UnshoIshizuka TV]] [[Creator/RichardEpcar anime]].
* BadassBeard: In Part 3.
* BadassFamily: As a Joestar, it's to expected; having inherited his grandfather's talent for the Ripple and being the grandfather of an equally badass stand user.
* BadassGrandpa: In Part 3. He may not get as many action scenes as he did in his youth so as to make place for the new protagonist, but he still displays his characteristic cunning (perhaps more than any other Jo Jo, he won his fights by outsmarting his opponents) by completely turning the tables on both the Empress and Mariah/Bast. Not in Part 4, though, where he is, indeed, too old and frail to still qualify as a Badass (though he doesn't lack courage at all, as proven in the Achtung Baby episode).
* BareYourMidriff: Tends to wear a crop top under his other clothes for much of Part 2, and which makes up part of his IconicOutfit for it. Also the outfit most popular with fanartists, even though Part 2 is one of the few parts that averts LimitedWardrobe, [[{{Fanservice}} for some reason]].
* BatmanGambit: A master of this trope due to the same mind-reading abilities that produce his catchphrase.
* BerserkButton:
** During Part 2, Joseph had a strong disliking of arrogant people. He'd always go out of his way to wound the offender's pride in some manner.
** After indirectly [[spoiler:driving Caesar to his death]] by dishonoring the memory of his late-grandfather William Zeppeli, Joseph gains a rather severe hatred (likely stemmed from self-loathing) of people who dishonor the memory of their loved ones and friends. [[spoiler:Kars]] finds this out the ''hard and painful'' way after doing this to [[spoiler:Wamuu]], whom Joseph had just [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriended in defeat]].
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Has the same star shaped birthmark on his upper back that all [=JoJos=] have.
* BrilliantButLazy: The man is a freaking ''genius'', but when it comes down to training to ''save his own life'', he's not exactly that thrilled, and he has to be forcibly coerced into doing it. This extends to his Ripple training where he neglected it to the point where by the time he's in his late 70s, he's aging like a regular old man.
* BlatantLies: How he intervenes to save Smokey.
* BornLucky: He's the only male Joestar to [[spoiler: escape the family curse of dying young. By the time Pucci reset the world, he was still kicking in his 90s, while the other Joestar men only lived to their 40s at best.]]
* ButtMonkey: In Part 3, if the slapstick isn't happening to Polnareff, it's happening to him.
* CaptainCrash: To the point that Jotaro refuses get into any aircraft with him. Amusingly enough, his dream as a youth was to become a pilot like his father.
* CatchPhrase:
** "Your next line will be X!" And it nearly always is.
** "What did you say? Depending on your answer, I may have to kick your ass!" was fully only said twice on a single chapter, but is a memorable boast and great material for "reaction" images.
** "[[BigOMG OH. MY. GOOOOOD!]]" His other catchphrase.
** "OH NO!" is something he says often.
* CharacterDevelopment: Initially, the only people he really showed a great deal of concern for were his grandmother and Speedwagon and not really anyone else, but over the course of Battle Tendency, he learns to respect others to the point he's a better man by the finale and a CoolOldGuy by Stardust Crusaders.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Caesar's bandana proved vital to Joseph's victory over Wamuu.]]
* CheshireCatGrin: Fond of pulling these in Battle Tendency as befitting of his {{Troll}} nature, to the point that it's become a trademark of his among the fandom.
* TheCombatPragmatist: His willingness to do anything to win is legendary. The first sign of it is when he uses a soda cap as a projectile against corrupt cop and shows a more serious example in his fight with Straizo when pulls out a Thompson submachinegun and hand grenades.
* ComboPlatterPowers: He uses both the Ripple and a Stand, and due to the nature of Hermit Purple, he can combine the two. The only things stopping him from being a StoryBreakerPower are that his age has declined, he neglected his Ripple training, and Hermit Purple isn't primarily a combat Stand.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: [[spoiler:Lisa Lisa reveals that she's [[LukeIAmYourFather Elisabeth Joestar]]. Joseph fixates on how that makes her [[OlderThanTheyLook 50 years old]]. Though it's possible Erina withheld the part about the baby from him]].
* ConfusionFu: His primary "fighting" style in Part 2.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: He's an explicit contrast to Jonathan. Whereas his grandfather is an honorable, sensitive, gentlemanly hero who fights with [[{{Determinator}} sheer determination]], Joseph is a short tempered, arrogant, reckless GuileHero who will use every cheap shot and magic trick he knows to outwit his foes.
* CoolOldGuy: In ''Stardust Crusaders'' and to an extent ''Diamond is Unbreakable''.
* CrazyEnoughToWork: Joseph is easily the most random and unorthodox fighter out of all the [=JoJos=], with how many odd weapons and plans he uses to win a fight. He'll use coke bottles, spinning crackers, machine guns, mirrors, pigeons, and volcanoes to beat his opponents. He stops being ridiculous with his plans once he's older, but he's still incredibly creative.
* CrazyPrepared: With a healthy dose of IndyPloy as he always has a dozen plans, usually disguising a trap with a more obvious to see plan, but is able to come up with a new scheme on the fly. [[spoiler:However, he got really lucky in his fight with Kars. He said he planned everything in the beginning [[{{Troll}}just to piss Kars off]]]]
* CurbstompBattle: His fight with Esidisi is basically Joseph [[OutGambitted out gambiting]] him every step of the way and using his new found training to win with ease.
* DeadpanSnarker: To an absolutely hilarious extent, especially since he usually resorts to it when angry and so pulls out some truly sick burns. He's occasionally a little too animated to be completely "deadpan", though.
* {{Delinquent}}: Possibly the worst of the family. He has been incarcerated '''7 times'''.
* DisguisedInDrag: A particularly funny moment in Part 2 has him attempt this so he can get into a German camp, but the guards aren't fooled for a second since he's way too muscular to pass as a woman.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: Disguises himself as a German soldier in order to rescue Speedwagon.
* DueToTheDead: [=JoJo=] may kill his opponents, but he always makes an effort to pay respects, if not outright admire their valiance and bravery.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: One of the few [=JoJos=] to have an unambiguously HappyEnding [[spoiler:before the timeline altered]], but went through a lot of crap just to live into his old age [[spoiler: and as of [=JoJolion=], is still the only main [=JoJo=] to even make it past the second generation]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Two in quick succession. He's introduced covering for a pickpocket (Smokey) that was being hassled by two CorruptCops, then punching one in the face when he puts a booger in his face and breaking the other's finger by a clever use of the ripple. However, we first get an idea of just how crazy he actually is when he's accosted by Straizo in the middle of a crowded street... and immediately pulls a tommy gun out of {{Hammerspace}} and starts blasting away.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He really does care about his Grandmother Erina.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[Franchise/IndianaJones Professor Henry Walton Jones Junior]] in ''Stardust Crusaders'', right down to the iconic fedora; even moreso ever since the release of [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull the fourth film]], wherein Henry has aged enough to match ''Joseph'' in appearance; he even has Joseph's delightful tendency to [[spoiler:sire illegitimate children.]]
** [[WordOfGod According to Araki]], Joseph is basically B.T. (a character from a previous manga by Araki) in Sylvester Stallone's body.
* FunPersonified
** Rather worryingly, Joseph still finds time to enjoy the exotic cuisines and sightsee on his ''race against time to save his daughter's life'' journey in ''Stardust Crusaders.''
* FightingSpirit: Hermit Purple, who can create images of faraway places when Joseph visualizes them.
* TheGadfly[=/=]{{Troll}}: He likes to tease people and will sometimes do it just because he can. Like during his fight against Kars.
** Case in point, the first thing he does after [[spoiler:he's brought back to life by a blood transfusion from Dio's corpse]] is to pretend that Dio has possessed him just to screw with Jotaro.
** [[spoiler: When he accidentally causes Kars to get blown to space, he decides to lie to Kars and tell him that it was all part of his plan just because he figures it'll piss him off.]]
* {{Geek}}: Joseph's hobbies are watching movies, reading comics, and listening to popular music well after his "time" like Weird Al Yankovic and The Beatles. He was particularly proud that he sat through Lawrence of Arabia three times.
* GeniusBruiser: He's over six feet tall and pure muscle in Part 2 but every victory he gains comes from his intelligence and cunning rather than with straight-on clashes, mostly due to all of his opponents being superhuman monsters.
* GenreSavvy: After Joseph is defeated by Wamuu in their first fight, he takes advantage of Wamuu's BloodKnight tendencies to demand [[WorthyOpponent respect]] for being the first human to injure him, negotiating the guarantee of his life and the opportunity to become stronger in exchange for the promise of a DuelToTheDeath. Later he mentions having learned much of what he does strategically from ''TheArtOfWar''.
* GoodParents: To Holly, for sure, and most likely [[PapaWolf Shizuka]] as well. Although he didn't know about Josuke until it was too late to be this for him, he makes it clear that he would have if he did and tries his best to atone for it.
* GratuitousEnglish: [[ThisIsGonnaSuck "OH NO!"]], [[BigOMG "OH MY GOD!"]], [[OhCrap "HOLY SHIT!"]], [[OhCrap "HELP ME!"]], and [[PrecisionFStrike "SON OF A BITCH!"]] are said in English, in a comical font. Not to mention things like "DOUBLE SHOCK!" and "NICE!" at various other times.
* GuileHero: Joseph never physically defeats his opponents. He outsmarts them.
* HairTriggerTemper: In Part 2. He mellows out significantly for 3 and 4.
* HammerSpace: In his fight with Straizo he pulls out a Thompson sub-machinegun from his coat that he was never hinted to be carrying prior to doing so.
* HeroicBuild: Built like a truck, just like his grandfather, [[GuileHero though to be honest he doesn't really need it.]]
* HeyThatsMyLine: One of Joseph's favorite tricks in Part 2 is telling his opponent what they're going to say next, throwing them off guard in the process. Esidisi also pulls this on him.
* HonorBeforeReason: Only once in his entire life. He swore to not take Wamuu's antidote until he avenged [[spoiler:Caesar's death]].
* HotBlooded: One of the more emotional Joestars. Particularly in the Capcom fighting game.
** In one of Joseph's super attacks, he uppercuts the opponent into the air, then has flashbacks to his youth in Part 2, with the opponent taking damage during this. Yes, Joseph's flashbacks convey enough strength to physically harm people.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: By the time of ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', Joseph is completely unrecognizable from the tall, proud, handsome, and muscular warrior he was in ''Battle Tendency'' (and for that matter, ''Stardust Crusaders''). Mortality has caught up with him, finally turning him into a wrinkled, rheumatic, shriveled, and senile old man (who is, by his own admission to Josuke, on the verge of death). Although his health at least improves in the end, he isn't seen again. Despite this, he still lives on for another 12 years.
* HypocriticalHumor: Rags on Jotaro for talking to Holly with such disrespect despite how flippant he was towards both Erina and [[spoiler:Lisa Lisa]] when he was around his age.
* IconicOutfit: His most well-known outfit consists of a small, torn, tight-fitting shirt, equally tight pants with boots, fingerless gloves and [[spoiler: Caesar's headband.]]
** In Part 3, he keeps the tight fitting part with his beige clothing, but now wears white gloves [[spoiler: To conceal his mechanical arm]] and a [[NiceHat fedora]].
* IdenticalGrandson: He's one of Jonathan, and he has his own in Jotaro.
* IdiotBall: He sees Straizo take a hostage and assumes he's bluffing. This is despite the fact that for all he knew, Straizo murdered [[spoiler: Speedwagon in cold blood]], and he outright said he planned to killed Erina. He found out the hard way he wasn't bluffing.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: With a crossbow thanks to the power of the Ripple.
* ImprovisedWeapon[=/=]ImprobableWeaponUser: His Ripple can weaponize practically everything. From bottlecaps to cacti. His signature weapons also just happen to be a pair of Ripple-enhanced Clackers.
* InSeriesNickName: [=JoJo=], and the last to be called this regularly [[OneSteveLimit for obvious reasons]].
* InTheBlood: His grandfather Jonathan had a Stand (that we only see Dio channel using Jonathan's body) that looked and had powers very similar to Hermit Purple. Some questionably canon material states that it is also called Hermit Purple.
* IShallTauntYou: Absolutely. It's also lampshaded by Esidisi.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: During his CharacterDevelopment phase, which contrasts greatly with his NiceGuy grandfather. That said, he might have been an obnoxious loudmouth as a teenager, but held deep respect for others nonetheless.
** He mellows out greatly by the time Stardust Crusaders starts.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: He beats up a man for making his grandmother Erina cry, because he had to give her the bad news about [[spoiler:Speedwagon's]] supposed passing. The man was a Mafia member though.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: His [[http://mangable.com/jojos_bizarre_adventure/chapter-50/15/ final super special plan]] consists of basically making the best use of his legs. In other words, to run the hell away while coming up with a better plan. His funny walk is referenced in the Capcom fighter and ''All-Star Battle'', which has his retreat movement happens to be the fastest out of everyone else's.
* LamarckWasRight: While Jonathan was an InstantExpert when he learned how to use the Ripple, Joseph is able to use Ripple techniques long before receiving ''any'' training. Oddly enough, this skipped a generation, as his father, Jonathan's son, had no Ripple ability whatsoever (although it was said he would have had the talent for it).
* LargeHam: Mainly in Part 2, though he still has [[BigOMG quite a few]] [[BigNo moments in]] Part 3.
** MilkingTheGiantCow: In Part 2 once more. He will ''never'' turn down the chance to make an overly dramatic pose even when he ''isn't'' hamming it up.
* TheLeader: Of the Part 3 heroes, though Jotaro is still the protagonist.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Poe62B0_7yU I'm In Control]] is pretty much the "Joseph is cooler than you" song. And then there's the aptly-named [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrVeA0eWTho Appearance]] for whenever he busts onto the scene.
* LonelyRichKid: When he was younger.
* ManlyTears: Frequently in Part 2. On one occasion ([[spoiler:Caesar's death]]), an entire page was devoted to his ManlyTears.
* MaryTzu: In-universe: Kars eventually starts to believe this, and Joseph decides to play along to piss him off. His thoughts, however, reveal [[IndyPloy he doesn't plan nearly as much as he claims to do]], but is willing to say that he did [[{{Troll}} just to piss Kars off]].
* TheMeanBrit: The fact that he's British is commented on more than a few times and he is, let's be honest, kind of a {{Troll}}. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold He's still a good guy, though]].
** He is technically American though, since he has lived with his family in New York for his entire life, he's even referred to as New York's Joestar.
* MrFanservice: Probably the most overtly fanservicey male [=JoJo=]. Hell, Part 2 might be more aptly described as "[=JoJo's=] Beefcake Adventure", given that [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything he's]] [[HoYay subjected]] [[ShirtlessScene to so]] [[ClothingDamage many]] [[BareYourMidriff exploitative]]-[[{{Stripperific}} looking]] [[FemaleGaze antics]] [[FormFittingWardrobe throughout]] [[PaintedOnPants it that]] you'd be forgiven for thinking he was a GenderFlipped modern-day superheroine. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/b0dcdb170c88a4c661af1229696c8983/tumblr_mj1uv8EmKH1ry9vkao1_500.gif The anime]] throws in an AnimationBump during a TheCoatsAreOff scene seemingly for no real reason than this trope.
** In Part 3, he's [[SilverFox still the most fanservicey member of the main team]], trading in the PrettyBoy appeal for a more straightforwardly masculine kind but holding onto the penchant for skintight shirts and [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything ambiguously]] [[HoYay gay]] moments. It doesn't last into Part 4, though maybe [[ParentalAbandonment that's for the better]].
* MomentOfWeakness: Cheating on his wife wasn't exactly the proudest moment of his life. He later shows regret for his affair and tries to compensate for not helping to raise his illegitimate son, though he's understandably cold towards him.
* NiceHat: Almost always seems to have one on in some way or form in official art, and spends most of Parts 3 and 4 with one. Hell, sometimes he manages to wear ''three'' of them at the same time.
* ObfuscatingDisability: Given his crafty nature and suspiciously swift recovery after his personal adventure with Josuke, it's heavily implied that he was nowhere near as senile as he acted during Part 4 and might just have been playing the fool to get his wife to stop hitting him for having an affair.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Often clowns around in order to catch his enemies off-guard or make them underestimate him.
* OccidentalOtaku: He's collected comics and manga since his youth.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Shows up in one for one of the post-chapter doodles on one of the {{tankobon}}s. Unsurprisingly, this makes for a popular subject in fanart.
* OlderAndWiser: In Part 3, he's mellowed down and is the voice of wisdom in the group.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Doesn't seem to have aged a wink between 19 and 30, and is as fit as an athlete despite being almost 70 in Part 3 as a result of his inborn Ripple powers. Doesn't carry over to his appearance in Part 4, unfortunately.
* PapaWolf: Will go as far as to give up his own life if it means protecting his children, adopted or not.
* PetTheDog: His friendship with Smokey is built on this as he's the only companion of Joseph's that he doesn't sass or prank in any way despite the fact that their first meeting involved him stealing his wallet.
%% * ThePowerOfTheSun
* PrematureEulogy: Or the spirit of it at least, as all his companions throughout Battle Tendency hold a funeral for him [[spoiler: after he explodes the cap off a volcano to shoot the then immortal-by-conventional-means Kars into space.]] HilarityEnsues when he shows up to the funeral perplexed as to why everyone's there in black and mourning his death; Turns out that Suzie Q forgot to send the telegram explaining that he survived, and he chases her all over the cemetery berating her for her absent-mindedness.
* PutOnABus: Never appears again after Part 4.
* RacistGrandpa:
** Played for laughs. He kicks a young man in the shin at JFK Airport for bumping into him after finding out that he's Japanese, but it's explained as just a grudge stemming from his OverprotectiveDad nature. His heart doesn't seem to be in it normally, though, as he easily tolerates his half-Japanese grandson Jotaro as well as the fully Japanese Kakyoin, and most likely got over his prejudice altogether by Part 4 with [[RetCon another Japanese descendant, Josuke]]. At the least, he states that while he's not fond of the Japanese, he does like his Sony Walkman.
** Also shows up in the occasional Part 3 gag where he makes some rather closed-minded assumptions about the local populace, [[PlayedForLaughs only for them to be true anyway]].
** He grew up during WWII, AND wanted to be a pilot for the Air Force, so he unsurprisingly gained some anti-Japanese sentiment. But the fact that he has a Japanese grandson probably helped him ease up. So it would explain how grudgingly it is, but he almost completely mellows out after part 3, the part where he had two Japanese teens in his party to search for Dio.
* RaisedByGrandparents: After his father;s death and his mother disappearing [[spoiler:after avenging that death, leading to her being wanted]], Joseph was left to be raised by his grandma Erina and HonoraryUncle Speedwagon.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Notable for being the only Jojo in the whole series to completely avert this.
* RazorFloss: Some of his stunts in Part 2 involved strings which he could use as conductors for the Ripple. In Part 3, he uses the thorny vines of Hermit Purple for his tricks.
* RedOniBlueOni: In Part 2, he's the red to Caesar's blue, though it's eventually averted as Caesar is shown to be much more intense about just about everything and leaves reason behind more often than Joseph.
* RetiredBadass: Loses the "badass" part in Part 4 when his age finally catches up to him, although anyone who is [[spoiler: willing to open a vein when an invisible baby falls into a lake so the blood can make her show up]] can't completely relinquish it.
* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: It's never stated what career he took in adulthood after thwarting the scheme of the Pillar Men, though one can assume he still lives comfortably off the massive fortunes of Jonathan Joestar's estate well into his later years.
** Actually averted, eventually, and his profession ''is'' revealed later in the manga. After Battle Tendency, he broke into the real estate business and became the ''most successful'' tycoon in New York. It's implied he helps fund the Speed Wagon Foundation after Speedwagon's death.
* SayMyName: [[spoiler:Caesar's death]].
* ScarfOfAsskicking: In Part 2.
* SemanticSuperpower: He can produce an image by breaking ''anything'', which he realizes in the fight against Empress, where he smashes a pot of sand to make a map.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Speedwagon and Erina; [[BerserkButton when the latter hears this, she's understandably angry]], since she loved Jonathan too much to remarry and how Speedwagon was happy to have his best friend get married after the ordeal. Justified as both kept the whole thing lip-tight; especially with the [[TheSociopath whole Dio]] ordeal.
* SilverFox: Brought up multiple times in-universe. And hey, Jotaro was already in his teens when Josuke was born.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name is listed in several places as Jose'''f''' rather than Joseph.
* {{Stripperific}}: His IconicOutfit bares the most skin out of any of the main characters' after Jolyne's (sometimes as much or even ''more'', depending on the panel). So of course the official artwork for the anime is going to stick him in [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/1308657/ a belly shirt and pair of pants that looks ready to either fall off or burst]], then milk it even further by [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/1318750/ giving him Jolyne's pants]] and making his outfit [[SerialEscalation even more revealing]].
** Amusingly enough, that last image seems to be a rather literal example of this trope, given that with the pose and dangerously high cutaways, it's possible to [[http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/462/553/8fd.jpg add in a stripper pole]] without anyone even realizing it's an edit.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Gave a eulogy for Esidisi after seeing his VillainousValor and shows Wamuu sincere respect by easing the pain of his death with his own blood.
* TookALevelInBadass: Went from having poor Ripple control and barely being able to beat a normal (albeit skilled) vampire, to being able to [[CurbstompBattle curbstomp]] a Pillar Man with ease and [[spoiler: outsmart and defeat a PhysicalGod]].
* TragicKeepsake: [[spoiler:Caesar's bandana]] becomes this to him in Part 2 after his death. He ultimately lights it on fire, [[spoiler:but this is to land the killing blow on Wamuu, the man who killed Caesar in the first place, so it's still respectful.]]
* TricksterArchetype
* TrueCompanions: He is absolute devoted to grandma Erina and uncle Speedwagon.
* {{Tsundere}}: Joseph is incredibly rude to friend and foe alike, but is a superb companion to those that win his respect and survive his bluster.
* UndyingLoyalty: He will cross deserts and storm Nazi bases and rip your shit, all to get to his beloved great-uncle Speedwagon.
* VaporWear: Possibly, in the anime and related images.
* WeakButSkilled: Is noted to be not particularly powerful ''or'' technically proficient with the Ripple. However, unlike most users, he grew up with it and thus spent his developmental years sporadically practicing the bare basics enough to be very good at applying it in critical situations. Even after proper training, he is never referred to as particularly powerful, unlike his grandfather Jonathan or Lisa Lisa, but gets even more creative and versatile.
** In Part 3, his stand, Hermit Purple, is easily one of the weakest in the series, but nonetheless, his superior skill and combat experience allows him to defeat stronger Stands like the Empress.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Becomes a Stand User later.
* WhipItGood: Hermit Purple's other ability. Got to put those vines to use, y'know?
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Uses one against Santana by letting Santana eat him and then letting lose the Ripple from the inside out. And then does it again in the fight against Wham to distract him from a sneak attack.
* YourCheatingHeart: How [[HeroicBastard Josuke]] of Part 4 came into being; he was in his late 50's when he conceived the boy, thanks to his proficiency in Ripple Energy keeping him (relatively) young and attractive enough to seduce Josuke's mother.
* YoureInsane: Caesar calls him 'insane' for [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext using some clackers]] to fight Wamuu. Kinda hard to argue with him.

! Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli
[[caption-width:350:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Caesar_ASB_resized_3678.jpg[[/labelnote]] to see Caesar as he appears in ''All Star Battle'']]
[[caption-width:250:Click [[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-caesar_anime_5590.png[[/labelnote]] to see Caesar as he appears in the anime]]
->Voiced by: Creator/TakuyaSato (TV anime, ''All-Star Battle'', ''Eyes of Heaven'') (Japanese), Creator/BrycePapenbrook (English)

The grandson of Will A. Zeppeli. A shameless flirt with more training in the Ripple than Joseph. He is recruited to help hone Joseph's skills.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Whatever color they're ''supposed'' to be, his cheekmarks are pink in the anime and turquoise in ''All-Star Battle''.
* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Runs in the family; he's killed in a combination of Wamu's Holy Sandstorm and a fallen block of the building crushing his bones.]]
* BareYourMidriff: During the first fight with the Pillar Men.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Caesar's father walked out on him and his siblings, leaving him poor, bitter, and itching for a chance to kill his father in {{Revenge}}. He ended up killing him indirectly by unknowingly walking into a dangerous situation, which led to his father losing his life to save him.]] The guilt from this incident fuels his desire to wipe out the Pillar Men.
* BubbleGun: His signature technique uses soapy water to create swarms of Ripple-infused bubbles [[AttackDrone which he can control remotely]].
* TheCasanova: His defining trait, which makes his talent with words and mannerisms [[{{Foil}} contrast]] with Joseph's BrutalHonesty.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: While Speedwagon was only antagonistic to Jonathan for a moment and became friends with him right away for sparing his life, Caesar and Joseph don't get along right away but slowly develop into friends over training. In addition to that, Speedwagon is extremely emotional but also determined where's Caesar prefers to act calm but in reality is very reckless and impulsive. There's also the fact that Speedwagon [[BadassNormal never learned the Ripple]] and lived a happy life where's Caesar knew it [[spoiler: met his end in battle]].
** In comparison to his Grandfather who was welcoming of Jonathan as a student and took a Fatherly mentor role to him, Casear sees Joseph as a failure at first before learning to respect him. [[spoiler: When William dies, he chooses to sacrifice himself to save Jonathan and give him his Ripple while Caser runs off to battle Wamuu in a fit of anger and dies giving his headband to Joseph.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Crushed by a large piece of debris shaped like a cross.]]
* CulturedBadass: A [[TheCasanova suave ladykiller]] and more polite than Joseph.
** Inverted; he's actually more of a {{Delinquent}} than Joseph is, he just hides it well.
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: [[spoiler:His father abruptly abandoned the family upon discovering the Pillar Men, who he dedicated the rest of his life to destroying]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:After his father abandoned him, he became a hopeless and near-murderous delinquent. As an adolescent, he finally discovered his father beneath the Coliseum with the Pillar Men statues, only to get him killed when Wamuu decided to extend his drill-horn]].
* DeathByAThousandCuts: His bubbles don't do a lot of damage individually, but he can generate them in large numbers.
** [[spoiler:It contributes to his death via Wamuu's Holy Sandstorm cutting him to shreds.]]
* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler:His final battle with Wamuu showed that you didn't need to be a Joestar to be a {{Badass}} in the series.]]
* {{Delinquent}}: Despite his introduction as TheCasanova, he's actually even more of a delinquent than Joseph was, especially in his flashback. He hides it extremely well.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Despite being hit by Wamuu's DeathByAThousandCuts, he still tries to keep fighting, even managing to grab Wamuu's lip ring so Joseph could take it when he dies.]]
* FacialMarkings: Has these marks on his cheeks, but we are never told what they are or how he got them.
* HonorBeforeReason: Decides to hunt the Pillar Men by himself, despite being told it's a trap, in order to avenge his family's loss. [[spoiler:It results in his death.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He actually had Wamuu essentially beaten by trapping him with his sunlight bubbles, but his own attempt at finishing Wamuu off in a single blow led to his own undoing.]]
* HotBlooded: Very much so later on. [[spoiler: Ends up being a FatalFlaw though as it gets him killed.]]
* GreenEyes: One of the few characters in [=JoJo=] with canonical hair and eye colors, and has the wild personality to match.
* IJustWantToBeLoved: The Storge. His dream was to have a radiant family. [[spoiler:Too bad he died before he got it back.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[http://www.mangareader.net/jojos-bizarre-adventure-part-2-battle-tendency/2/101 Bubbles!]]
* ItsPersonal: Caesar desperately wants to kill the Pillar Men due to their roles in the deaths of his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Post-CharacterDevelopment.
* MagicKiss: He manipulated a woman with a Ripple Kiss.
* MercurysWings: The feathers woven into his hair can come off as this depending on the panel/frame. More apparent in his ASB model, where they're either this or a pair of [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Tiny Tsundere Twintails]].
* ThePowerOfTheSun: He is a Ripple user.
* RedOniBlueOni: Generally the blue to Joseph's red, though this becomes inverted after his past is revealed and Joseph TookALevelInKindness.
* RevengeBeforeReason: His desire to kill the Pillar Man more or less drives him to the point where he lashes out at Joeseph for not going after them when their base is right before them. [[spoiler:It ends up being the death of him.]]
* TheRival: To Joseph. He's a better Ripple user then Joseph for starters,[[spoiler: and even though Wamu kills him, Wamu had to exploit a brief opening to do so. Wamu even admits that if [[BigBad Kars]] had been the one to fight him, he would have probably lost.]]
* SacrificialLion: It's a genetic trait.
* {{Tsundere}}: Mild nonsexual example. While he's usually not willing to admit it when Joseph is around, it's clear that he respects him deeply and cares about him [[spoiler:enough to die for him]].

! Lisa Lisa ([[spoiler:Elisabeth Joestar, ''née'' Straizo]])
->Voiced by: Creator/AtsukoTanaka (TV anime and ''All-Star Battle'') (Japanese), Creator/WendeeLee (English)

Caesar's Ripple master, [[spoiler:the adoptive daughter of Straizo, and Joseph's mother. She was the baby Erina saved at the end of Part 1.]] She is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Lisa_and_Cult_Jam Lisa Lisa]].
* ActionGirl: The first of many in the series.
** ActionMom
* ActionDressRip: Does this to escape after [[spoiler:taking revenge on the zombie who killed her husband]].
* AgonyOfTheFeet: After she is stabbed in the back and rendered nearly dead by Kars, he stabs two holes in her feet and binds them with rope to bait [=JoJo=] into an uneven fight.
* CombatCommentator: Alongside Kars during the Joseph-Wamuu duel.
* CoolMask: She first confronts Caesar and Joseph in a Carnevale mask.
* CoolShades: Wears them when things get serious.
* FuroScene: Which gets interrupted by a fight scene.
* [[GuileHero Guile Heroine]]: She had a plan waiting to trick Kars and Wamuu into letting her and Joseph leave a trap that had them dead to rights by claiming she had rigged the stone to explode if she and Joseph weren't back in time to stop it. It works, since she's so [[NervesOfSteel cool under pressure]] that even Kars can't tell if she's bluffing. [[spoiler: Joseph got it from her, apparently]].
* HiddenHeartOfGold: Towards Joseph mainly, being his SinkOrSwimMentor and putting up a heavily nonchalant facade. That is, until [[spoiler:Caesar's death]].
* LukeIAmYourFather: She's [[spoiler:Joseph's mother.]]
* LadyOfWar: Very graceful and dignified in her Ripple use. At one point, she even wins a fight using a silk scarf.
* ModestyTowel
* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: [[spoiler:It's a bit hard to raise your son when you're the number one fugitive of his home country.]]
* MsFanservice: In the 2012 anime, you get to see her nude backside when she's taking a bath. Everyone who didn't look at the manga might wanna see [[http://www.readmanga.eu/manga/7472/JoJo-s-Bizarre-Adventure/105/8 this.]]
* NervesOfSteel: She keeps her cool, even when faced with situations a lesser man would break under.
* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Looks like she's in her 20s, but is actually ''50''. Justified since mastering the Ripple also slows down aging.]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* RepetitiveName
* SamusIsAGirl: When Joseph meets her, she is initially fully dressed and her face is concealed, and he thinks she must be a man... until she reveals her face.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Literally she puts the Ripple into it and uses it as a weapon.
-->'''Lisa Lisa''' (in ''All Star Battle''): "Think you can touch me?" [''Enemy character lands attack''] "Think me weak, do you?" [''Scarf repels attack and wraps around attacker''] "How do you like my Sathiphorosia Scarab-thread scarf? It transmits 100% of the Hamon that flows through it!" [''Attacker is electrically shocked as Lisa Lisa lands multiple punches''] "It was specially made..." [''One final kick''] "...and rather expensive."
* SexyMentor: To Joseph and Caesar. Thankfully, she doesn't exploit it, because in light of certain reveals [[spoiler:like being Joseph's mom]], it would just be {{Squick}}y. She's also the one woman Caesar won't flirt with, since he greatly respects her and views her like a second mother.
* SexyWalk: [[AllThereInTheManual It was stated in her profile]] that she has a very alluring walk.
* ShesGotLegs: Fitting for such a KickChick LadyOfWar like herself. See also the image under MsFanservice.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: She even provides the page picture.
* SmokingIsCool: Invoked unsuccessfully. She calmly pulls out a cigarette when [[spoiler:Caesar dies]] in an attempt to maintain her aura of cool stoicism. It almost works... until Joseph points out that her cigarette is upside down.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [[spoiler:Elisabeth]] or [[spoiler:Elizabeth]]?
* TheStoic: Puts forth an air of cool detachment, even when she finds out about [[spoiler:Caesar's death]], which pisses off Joseph...
** NotSoStoic: ...Until he notices that she put her cigarette in her mouth backwards. When he mentions this out loud, Lisa Lisa has a moment of quiet surprise before she breaks down weeping for [[spoiler:her murdered student[=/=]surrogate son]].
* SupernaturallyYoungParent: [[spoiler:She's actually Joseph's mother and also about 50 years old, but she looks so youthful because mastering the Ripple slows down aging.]]
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: [[spoiler:Deconstructed. Because she killed her husband's killer (a zombie disguised as a high member of the army) without thinking it through, she became a national fugitive and had to abandon Joseph when he was just a child.]]

! Rudol von Stroheim
->Voiced by: Creator/AtsushiImaruoka (TV anime, ''All-Star Battle'', ''Eyes of Heaven'') (Japanese), Creator/DanWoren (English)

An officer experimenting upon the Pillar Men and vampires in Mexico to explore their potential as weapons of the German army.
* AnimeHair: Notable case in that Stroheim was the inspiration for [[Franchise/StreetFighter Guile]]'s hairstyle.
* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up in NarmCharm style with a BadassArmy to save Joseph from Kars and his vampire army at the end of ''Battle Tendency''.
* BoisterousBruiser
* BreakTheHaughty: After realizing he has no hope of taking on the Pillar Men without Joseph's help.
* CameBackStrong: [[spoiler: After blowing himself up to take down Santana, he's rebuilt by German science into a superhuman cyborg engineered specifically to kill Pillar Men. Unfortunately, all the physical data they had regarding the Pillar Men came from the aforementioned Santana, who was the ''weakest'' of the four.]]
* CampStraight: There's no indication that he's anything but straight; it's even more likely he's not gay because he's a Nazi officer, a profession where being gay generally led to a short career (and lifespan). He's still ''incredibly'' flamboyant no less.
* CardCarryingVillain: He even throws a nazi salute as a combat pose which was censored in the anime. [[NobleDemon He's (maybe) not as prejudiced as most Nazis, though]].
* ChestBlaster: A 50 cal machine gun, which later gets an ultraviolet light upgrade. His ''ridiculously'' campy pose when using it is infamous in the fanbase.
* {{Cyborg}}: After blowing himself to smithereens in an attempt to kill Santana, Stroheim returns as a cyborg, complete with a suite of weapons built into his prostheses.
* DeadlyDistantFinale: [[spoiler:Is said to have died during the Battle of Stalingrad... ''[[NoodleIncident Somehow.]]'' The anime implies that [[DyingMomentOfAwesome he sacrificed himself]] to cover a German retreat, ultimately falling against massive Allied forces.]]
* DisneyDeath: Of the "WeCanRebuildHim" variant, his fight with Santana resulted in a botched HeroicSacrifice.
* EnemyMine: With Joseph. Remember, it's okay to team up with Nazis, but only if your mutual enemies are a race of super-powerful vampire-eating vampires.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: He doesn't really have the fanatical hatred of foreigners the Nazis are known for (at least he doesn't seem to hate the Joestars for being British). All he cares about is how much ass you can kick.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Subverted. While initially he's researching the Pillar Men for the purposes of strengthening the German army, he orders Santana's destruction upon seeing just how dangerous he is.
** As he is about to self-destruct, he explains that they awoke Santana so they could learn to destroy Pillar Men, not gain their powers.
* EyeBeams: His UV Beam attack. It out to be extremely effective against the Pillar Men and their minions, and is later converted into backpack-mounted and platform-mounted versions for use by regular soldiers.
* FatalFlaw: {{Pride}}; he is overconfident in virtually all situations and is always [[UnderestimatingBadassery looking down]] on the Pillar Men. [[spoiler:The first case even resulted in a DisneyDeath.]]
* FireForgedFriends: Fighting against a NighInvulnerable vampire god is a great way to learn how to get along with other people your philosophy teaches you to hate.
* {{Foil}}: To Joseph, whose imposing and harsh demeanour conceals a juvenile and strangely honourable character. They both strive to extensively prepare for difficult challenges, but Stroheim lacks Joseph's ability to improvise so he's completely at a loss when his (admittedly) large batch of tricks runs out.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Eh, they put him back together again.
* HeelFaceTurn: While he's a Nazi through and through, he begrudgingly joins forces with Joseph to take down the Pillar Men.
* HeroicSacrifice: Attempts this to kill Santana, [[WeCanRebuildHim but he got better]].
* HollywoodCyborg
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:One of his earlier actions was to casually condemn a large group of Mexicans to death and spared only the boy who offered to take Stroheim's offer of sacrificing himself for the whole, an inexcusable act with only a ForScience reason. After the series, he dies fighting for the Nazi cause alone in Stalingrad against overwhelming Allied forces.]]
* TheLancer: Replaces Caesar [[spoiler:after his death]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Hike"/"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyxOXjZHl9U Propaganda]]".
* MoreDakka
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Implied due to him not being the most Nazi-ish of Nazi's and being stated, during the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, to [[spoiler:have died in the war -- a proud soldier to the end]]. He also only ever boasts about ''Germany'', never about the Nazi party (ie, "German science" instead of "Nazi science").
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His overzealousness in [[spoiler:finishing off Kars leads to him accidentally powering the Red Stone mask he secretly put on, leading to his becoming the UltimateLifeForm.]]
* NoIndoorVoice: His VA really took his LargeHam tendencies UpToEleven in the 2012 anime.
* NobleBigot: Averted. He might be a Nazi, but he doesn't care what race you are if you're brave.
* NobleDemon: Despite being a fanatical Nazi soldier, he seems to lack the hate of foreigners common among Nazis (the reason may be, that according to the Nazis, the British were not deemed an "inferior race"). And also realizes that destroying the Pillar Men takes far higher priority than trying to use them as soldiers after what happened in Mexico.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His facial features and hair brings Creator/DolphLundgren to mind.
* {{Pride}}: The heroes note that this is his FatalFlaw.
* ShoutOut: Over a decade before ''[=JoJo=]'' was conceived, Creator/GoNagai had a German cyborg named Stroheim appear in ''Manga/{{Mazinger}}''.
* StupidJetpackHitler: '''''"GERMAN SCIENCE IS THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD!!!"'''''
* SuperPrototype: His UV Beam eye laser. It proves extremely effective, and the technology is given to the Speedwagon foundation to mass-produce anti-vampire weapons.
* TakingYouWithMe: Sucessfully pulls this on Santana. [[spoiler:It doesn't quite work, but unlike most cases, he also survives]].
* ThoseWackyNazis: His initial appearance screams every bit of the sterotypical Nazi evilness that he is, but after his HeelFaceTurn, he [[CrazyAwesome cracks up his german antic]] into an [[LargeHam entertaining]] [[UpToEleven level]].
* TokenEvilTeammate: To an extent.
* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler:Twice!]]


[[folder: Allies]]

! Erina Pendolton

See [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart1 part 1]]

! Robert E. O. Speedwagon

See [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart1 part 1]]

! Smokey Brown
-> Voiced by: Creator/YuuHayashi (Japanese), Creator/RobbieDaymond (English)

A pickpocket who steals from Joseph. However, Joseph defends him from the abusive cops who attempt to arrest him. He is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Robinson Smokey Robinson]].
* AdaptationExpansion: Not much, but in the anime of Stardust Crusaders (almost 50 years later), he briefly appears on the cover of a magazine. He became the mayor of NY.
* BlackBestFriend: Of Joseph.
* NiceGuy
* NiceHat
* TokenMinority: The only black character of the group.
* TheWatson: He not knowing anything about vampires and the hamon.

! Mark
-> Voiced by: Creator/RyotaOhsaka (TV anime) (Japanese), Kyle [=McCarley=] (English)

* CruelAndUnusualDeath
* DiedInYourArmsTonight
* GoOutWithASmile
* FatalFamilyPhoto: [[spoiler:Shows off a locket photo of his fiancee. Wamuu kills him ten minutes later]].
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe
* MercyKill
* NiceGuy: According to Caesar.
* RedShirt
* ThoseWackyNazis
* WalkingSpoiler
* WeHardlyKnewYe

! Loggins and Messina
-> Loggins voiced by: Yutaka Nakano (TV anime and ''All-Star Battle'') (Japanese)\\
Messina voiced by: Hidetoshi Nakamura (TV anime and ''All-Star Battle'') (Japanese), Creator/MichaelMcConnohie (English)

They are named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loggins_and_Messina Loggins and Messina]].
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Messina loses an arm to Wamuu, but at the funeral, he seems to have a prosthetic]].
* BadassMustache: Messina
* GoodHairEvilHair: Unusually, Messina is a heroic character with a Fu Manchu mustache.
* SternTeacher: Their characterization is extremely limited, but they come off as this. Joseph mentions nearly hating Loggins after all their offscreen training, and when traveling through Switzerland Messina slaps Joseph awake after catching him dozing off.
* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:Loggins.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Loggins is immediately killed by Esidisi before Joseph has a chance to spar with him.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Pretty standard for mentor characters. [[spoiler:Only Loggins's is fatal, though]].

! Suzi Q
[[caption-width:220:Click[[labelnote:here]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/suzie_old.jpg[[/labelnote]] to her as she appears in Stardust Crusaders.]]
->Voiced by: Creator/SachikoKojima (TV Anime), Shoko Saito (CD drama), Ryoko Kinomiya (OVA) (Japanese), Creator/StephanieSheh (English)

Lisa Lisa's maid, [[spoiler:who gets possessed by a NotQuiteDead Esidisi until Joseph and Caesar expel him]]. [[spoiler:She also becomes the wife of Joseph, and eventually gives birth to Holly, Jotaro's mom.]]

She is named after the Dale Hawkins song [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susie_Q_(song) "Susie Q"]].
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:She practically explodes with blood when Esidisi was possessing her.]]
* BrainlessBeauty: Zigzagged. She's got the looks, and a lot of the time it seems there's not much going on upstairs, but as explained below, Suzi Q is actually smarter than she acts.
* DemonicPossession: Gets possessed by [[spoiler:a NotQuiteDead Esidisi.]]
* TheDitz: Without a doubt her most defining mental trait. First, she doesn't recognize Joseph at one point because he wasn't wearing his breathing mask. Secondly, Joseph's family and friends end up thinking Joseph died because ''she forgot to mail them the news he was alive, safe and recovering''.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Even as a old lady she's still got quite the figure, as the Part 3 anime [[MaleGaze helpfully]] [[SexyWalk points out]].
* HellishPupils: [[spoiler:Briefly took a hexagon shape with segmented lines when possessed by Esidisi.]]
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Though they don't get much time together on paper, the end of Part 2 show that she and Joseph perfectly complement each other; in the anime, the flashback of their entire courting period is nothing but a series of stills of her trolling a practically paraplegic Joseph. Part 2 ends with Joseph chasing her around a car, threatening her with his prosthetic hand for letting everyone think he was dead for weeks on end while he was stuck in the hospital and getting married (having stumbled upon his ''funeral'').
* LoveInterest: To Joseph; [[HappilyMarried they even get married]], though [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart3 you'd]] [[LateArrivalSpoiler already know this by now]].
* {{Meido}}
* MsFanservice: While she was always a cutie, [[SheCleansUpNicely she turns out]] to be [[SexyWalk quite the]] [[{{Gainaxing}} bombshell]] at the end of Battle Tendency.
* SexyWalk: Even in her late sixties, she still does this.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Despite pretty obviously being quite out of the loop on a lot of things, she was still smart enough to figure out that her daughter's life was in danger despite Joseph and Roses deliberately hiding said fact from her to keep her from worrying, and understands that Joseph and Jotaro's trip to Egypt was actually to save Holly from dying from DIO's curse.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Pretty much every possible spelling of Suzi is out there. Once (In the Duwang scans of Part 4) even translated as "Sigi".

! George "Jorge" Joestar II
Joseph's father. An ace fighter pilot in World War I who died during the war while flying. [[spoiler:This is just the cover story. In reality, he was killed by his commanding officer, who turned out to be a zombie henchman of Dio's.]]
* BadassNormal: He didn't learn the Ripple, but from what little we know about him, he was the Allies' answer to the Red Baron. [[spoiler:Sadly, his lack of ripple training led to his death when he discovered the zombie officer]].
* MinorMajorCharacter: He's Joseph's dad, but he is not really addressed fully in the series. [[AllThereInTheManual There is a (non-canon) light novel that discusses his life, though]].
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Due to Dio's surviving zombie.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: In the manga continuity, he's named George II after his grandfather. The light novel starring him as the main character, however, is titled "Jorge Joestar" with the in-universe justification that he was born on Spain's Canary Islands and therefore used the Spanish spelling, thus also literally making him a ''[=JoJo=]''.
* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: "Jorge Joestar", which tells the story of his childhood and romance of Elisabeth Straizo ([[spoiler:Lisa Lisa]]), among [[MindScrew other things]].


[[folder: Villains]]

!!Pillar Men
The main villains of Part 2. Tropes that apply to all of the Pillar Men:
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Averted. Out of the entire Pillar Men race, Kars only managed to convince Esidisi to join him, and was assaulted by the entire remainder of the species when they found out his ambitions. Wamuu and Santana were infants at the time and were raised to serve Kars afterwards.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Apparently Mesoamerican in origin, though the Pillar Man race appears to predate history and has traveled all over the globe during their quest for the Red Stone.
* TheAssimilator: Able to consume organic matter by touching it.
* BodyHorror[=/=]LovecraftianSuperpower: All of the Pillar Men have exquisite control over their own bodies and can use it to do things like shapeshift or other more {{Squick}}y things.
* {{Determinator}}: Their {{Healing Factor}}s allow them to come back from life-threatening injuries and make them very difficult to kill.
* FacialMarkings: Wamuu, Esidisi, and Satana all have visual facial markings unique to them.
* GeniusBruiser: In addition to being very powerful fighters, they are also geniuses in and out of battle, and are capable of understanding modern language and technology in mere seconds.
* HornedHumanoid: All of the Pillar Men have horns, varying in number and size between individuals.
* HumanoidAbomination: At a glance, the Pillar Men look human, but their horns and Lovecraftian abilities prove they are anything but.
* {{Immortality}}: Of the FromASingleCell type.
* LargeHam
* LastOfHisKind: The 4 Pillar Men are the last members of their race. Kars slaughtered the rest.
** SoleSurvivor: Of the four Pillar Men, Santana is the only one who's still alive by the end of ''Battle Tendency''. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Maybe]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhVCoTsBaM Awake]]'' for the Pillar Men as a whole.
* MusicalThemeNaming: The Pillar Men are named after Music/{{Santana}}, Music/TheCars, {{Music/ACDC}}, and Wham.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: Their reaction in general to those saying they'll take revenge for fallen friends. It both bores and amuses them.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The actual name of their race is unknown; they're only called the "Pillar Men" by the other characters because they were hibernating in stone pillars. It's likely that their race doesn't actually have a name.
** Perhaps justified, [[FridgeBrilliance as they absorb their meals through skin contact...]]
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Ancient {{Mayincatec}} demigod vampires at that.
* PhysicalGod: Their goal, although they're already pretty damn close. [[spoiler:Kars literally is one after he becomes the UltimateLifeForm]].
* PunyHumans: Humans are merely prey to the Pillar Men. They've always looked down on our race as primitive and inferior. Hamon users and the likes of Jojo always impress or amuse the Pillar Men for being abnormalities from the pitiful creatures they're used to.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: They predate human civilization, Wamuu and Santana are stated to be 12,000 and 10,000 years old respectively.
** TimeAbyss: Esidisi and Kars however, are 92,000 and [[UpToEleven 102,000]] years old respectively.
* {{Retcon}}: The Stone Mask in Part 1 was thought to be a ritual mask created by {{Mayincatec}} cults who desired immortality. Part 2 introduces the Pillar Men, the real creators of the mask.
* SealedEvilInACan: The details of their reasons behind hibernation are vague, but they are definitely immobile until the 30s and wreak havoc onto the world once they're all unsealed. [[spoiler:Bonus points for Kars and Santana, who get sealed twice, the former once through hibernation and a second time when his AdaptiveAbility works against him, putting him into frozen stasis in order to survive space; the latter being sealed after being exposed to sunlight]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Depending on who you ask, their names are either Kars, Esidisi and Wamuu (the lawyer-friendly official spelling), or Cars, ACDC and Wham ([[Music/TheCars the bands]] [[{{Music/ACDC}} that provided]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wham! their namesake]]). Santana is the only one who's name is spelled consistently.
* {{Stripperific}}: If they wear anything more than a loincloth, it usually isn't much. Averted briefly when Kars switches to a BadassLongcoat to better fit in.
* SuperMode: With the exception of Santana, each one has a unique one of these. Esidisi use [[PlayingWithFire Fire Mode]], Wamuu [[BlowYouAway]] and Kars [[LightIsNotGood Light Mode]].

! Kars (Mode: Light)
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-> Voiced by: Creator/KazuhikoInoue (TV anime, ''All-Star Battle'', ''Eyes of Heaven'') (Japanese), Will Barrett (English)
The leader of the Pillar Men, he and his two associates are revived in the 1930s when the Nazis unintentionally awaken them. His goal is to augment a stone mask with the Red Stone of Aja, allowing the stone mask's tendrils to pierce his and the other Pillar Men's brains and make them into {{Ultimate Lifeform}}s.

He is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cars the Cars]] or the Gary Numan song [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cars_%28song%29 Cars]].
* AdaptiveAbility: [[spoiler:Cranked UpToEleven once he becomes the perfect life form.]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Even though he attained the immortality he sought, he was launched into outer space and had all of the air in his body frozen, being rendered unable to return to Earth and frozen in the form of a statue. Eventually, he went insane and never thought again to cope with the sheer horror of his situation.]]
* AmbitionIsEvil: To literally genocidal extremes.
* {{Asexual}}: Or, as the profile (and meme) goes, SEX: USELESS.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The leader of the Pillar Men, [[spoiler:and responsible for the massacring of his entire race]].
* BadassLongcoat: Kars knows better than his companions how to blend into modern society with style.
* BarbarianLonghair: His mane is glorious only for it's [[RapunzelHair sheer length]], otherwise it's unkempt and warrior like..
* BigBad: Of Battle Tendency.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler:He finally gets the perfect immortality he desired, only to soon regret it, as he's forced to forever drift though space, unable to think in the end]].
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: His primary power, a pair of curved blades growing perpendicularly from his forearms.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Exhibits this more than other Pillar Men. He respects the natural world more than he does humans, leading to odd simultaneous [[PetTheDog dog petting]] and [[KickTheDog kicking]] moments where he will kill drunken drivers to save a dog, and purposely complicate a landing he could easily survive to avoid crushing a patch of flowers.
* ChainsawGood: His arm blades are natural chainsaws, the individual blades move at such a speed that they reflect light to dazzling effect, which is where the name Light Mode comes from.
* TheChessmaster: This line pretty much sums it up:
-->"Move your pieces effortlessly across the board, making them effortlessly reduce the risks to minimum! Chance has nothing to do with it! That's a true fight!"
* CombatCommentator: Served as this alongside Lisa Lisa for Joseph and Wamuu's duel.
* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler:To the point of offering Lisa Lisa a weapon so that their battle will be fair in Wamuu's honor... but using a body-double to get her guard down and stab her through the heart. He doesn't care about honor in the end -- he just wants the Red Stone of Aja]].
* CompleteImmortality: [[spoiler:Upon becoming the UltimateLifeForm.]]
* CompressedHair: His headscarf is hiding a huge mane of RapunzelHair.
* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: In contrast to Dio's [[ItsAllAboutMe egotism]] and ForTheEvulz tendencies, Kars is a much more [[BlueAndOrangeMorality amoral figure]] who [[TheUnfettered cares only for his goal being achieved]], cares deeply for his comrades, and goes out of his way to protect parts of nature that aren't human. In a more literal example, whereas Dio prefers to [[KickTheDog kick dogs]], Kars would rather [[PetTheDog pet them]]. He's also more [[TheStoic reserved]] than [[SmugSmiler Dio]] was, at first at least anyway.
** Goes completely out the window once [[spoiler:his subordinates are dead]] and he indulges in levels of sadism that ''Dio'' would be proud of.
** It goes beyond that. [[spoiler:While on the surface, Dio is a monster who enjoys killing people, he still has some sort of [[BlueAndOrangeMorality twisted sense of honor]] and even shows respect to those he considers WorthyOpponent. Kars, on the other hand, is willing to do anything to get his objectives, and, unlike Dio, he shows no respect or honor against his opponents.]]
* ConsummateLiar: If he offers you the chance to fight fairly, ''he's planning to skew the playing field in his favour so hard it hurts''. However, he's so good at sounding convincing that it's easy to be fooled by him.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: '''THE SINGLE''' most powerful character in the ''[[=JoJoverse=]]'' franchise, and yet meets his end at the end of the second of ''eight'' sagas. Keep in mind that while he is incredibly powerful [[spoiler:and later achieves CompleteImmortality]], he would probably lose to some Stand users who can defy metaphysics.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In the 2012 Anime.
* EvilCounterpart: He can be seen as one to Lisa Lisa in the sense that both are leader figures and {{Combat Pragmatist}}s who focus on long-term strategizing and the big picture in contrast to their apprentices, who focus more on short-term tactics. Parallels extend to their physical appearances as well; Lisa Lisa's long hair makes her an elegant and {{Raven Hair Ivory Skin}}ned LadyOfWar, whereas Kars is appropriately an EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette whose unkempt hair makes him both a LongHairedPrettyBoy and also a BarbarianLonghair.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: [[spoiler:Esidisi's]] death pissed him off.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: While waiting on Esidisi to return from a mission, he sees a couple of reckless drivers dangerously close to running over a dog. He then proceeds to use his bone blade to slice the car (and the driver) in two, saving the dog in the process.
* EvilCounterpart: Like Joseph, he's a lot more cunning and petty than his HeroicBuild would imply. He's also infinitely crueler.
* EvilLaugh: Underneath his stoicism, he's got an epically hammy laugh fitting for a [=JoJo=] BigBad.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Politely offers Lisa Lisa some poison to commit suicide with when it looks like Wamuu's going to win, but then shows himself to be the dirtiest of fighters during his battle with her.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Becoming immortal really isn't worth it when you're consigned to wandering space for all of eternity, to the point that your brain stops working.]]
* GeniusBruiser: By far the smartest of the Pillar Men. [[spoiler:And he was the one who invented the Stone Masks, after all]].
* AGlassOfChianti: He was drinking a red glass of ''something'' in a rather sophisticated manner during the Joseph-Wamuu duel.
* AGodAmI: Views himself as one [[spoiler:and eventually succeeds]].
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of the entire [=Jojo=] Saga, in the sense that he created the Stone Mask, leading to Dio's ascension to power.
* {{Guyliner}}: Particularly in the anime.
* TheHeavy: The entire series, starting with Dio's ascendance to vampiredom -- the same Dio who would become a [[TheHeavy heavy influence over the story]] in his own right -- began with Kars' desire to be in the sun.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:[[spoiler: Much of his final fate can be attributed to this. First of all he's launched into outer space by the same Aja that he used to become immortal, then is prevented from retaliating by the very arm he cut off of Joseph earlier, and finally, his own AdaptiveAbility causes him to become frozen forever.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Kars would probably be better off just leaving Joseph to his own devices after [[spoiler:becoming the UltimateLifeForm]] instead of going out of his way to kill Joseph just because [[spoiler:he thinks it would be thematically appropriate to kill the biggest thorn in his side now that he's invincible]].
* ImmortalProcreationClause: [[spoiler:Being the ultimate life form means he no longer needs to procreate.]]
* InterimVillain: Acting as one for Dio Brando, being the BigBad, until his return as DIO.
* {{Irony}}: Kars is considered one of, if not the, smartest [=JoJo=] villain, smart enough to [[spoiler: become the Ultimate Lifeform.]] So when he's finally beaten, [[spoiler: it's his genius mind to go first, not his body.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Is probably the most openly sadistic of the Pillar Men. Just look at how he treats [[spoiler:Lisa Lisa]].
* LargeHam: He slowly gets hammier with each appearance. By the time his turban comes off, it gets to the point of him [[spoiler:playing "leg guitar" with the unconscious Lisa Lisa's legs]] just to gloat at Joseph.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htDB8SuLrng "Avalon"]] [[spoiler:once he becomes the Ultimate Lifeform]].
* LightIsNotGood: His powers are light-themed. It's mostly aesthetic since his metal blades refract light, giving off the look that they are glowing. [[spoiler:However, when he becomes the UltimateLifeform, he can use Hamon]].
* LimitedWardrobe: Averted especially at one point while his {{Stripperiffic}} allies only make some noticeable changes to their outfits in their second appearances, Kars briefly wore a BadassLongcoat, a NiceHat, and pants with boots in order to infiltrate the Nazi camp without standing out. Because [[SarcasmMode a near naked man would have no trouble, walking in a cold Switzerland, and would definitely not be seen as suspicious]]. He then goes back to his WalkingShirtlessScene outfit on the following reappearance.
* LovecraftianSuperpower: [[spoiler:As the ultimate life form, he can turn parts of his body into other animals. This includes things like turning his hand into a [[KillerRabbit murderous squirrel]] and launching feather-arrows that turn into armadillo scales, piranhas, and giant cephalopods.]]
* MrFanservice: The most feminine-looking among the Pillar Men, and described as having the beauty of a Greek god after [[spoiler:becoming the UltimateLifeForm]]. Outside of that, he's probably the most shining example of a WalkingShirtlessScene within the series.
* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: He succeeds in getting the stone, putting it in the mask and becoming the ultimate lifeform like he always desired making him unkillable. He's only stopped due to Joseph managing to hang onto the Aja stone and his instincts subconsciously kicking in to hold it out as Kars goes in for the kill with a Ripple. The stone amplifies Kar's ripple and causes the volcano to erupt the chuck of rock their on into the air. Some last minute luck with Joseph's severed hand stopping Kars' escape manage to push him out of the planet's atmosphere where the vacuum of space does the rest of the job in sealing his fate.]]
* PetTheDog: Almost literally, to demonstrate that he does have some concept of morality, skewed as it may be. Only applies to plants and animals, though. With humans, on the other hand, as far as he's concerned, he believes that as a superior being, he has a right to indulge in some of the most pointlessly cruel dog-kicking moments ''ever''. Why? [[ForTheEvulz Because he finds everyone else's anger and despair amusing]].
* PowerGivesYouWings: [[spoiler:His most preferred transformation after becoming the UltimateLifeForm was become a winged bird humanoid.]]
* ThePowerOfCreation: [[spoiler:Can turn parts of his body into animals by manipulating his DNA after becoming the Ultimate Lifeform.]]
* ThePowerOfTheSun: [[spoiler:Gains the ability to use the ripple after becoming the Ultimate Lifeform.]]
* PhysicalGod: ''Literally''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The anime shows his eyes to be red, fitting his villainous status. In the opening, there's a lingering shot on his red eyes to highlight his menacing presence.
* SanitySlippage: It all goes downhill once [[spoiler:he's launched into space after becoming the UltimateLifeform, to the point where he '''stops thinking''']].
* SelfMadeOrphan: Although it ''was'' in self-defense, unlike a certain [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePart1 Dio Brando]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Has been spelled as Cars, Karz, or Kaaz.
* TheStoic: Comes off as being the most serious of the Pillar men at first, though as he gets closer to the Aja, even he isn't immune to becoming a LargeHam.
* StoryBreakerPower: Notably the first one in the series, and the only non-Stand one. [[spoiler:Not only does he get CompleteImmortality, and a virtually unlimited AdaptiveAbility, he's also immune to sunlight, the one Pillar Man weakness, ''AND'' can use Ripple; thus, not only could he not be harmed by the same WeaksauceWeakness as his companions, he could actually use it to his advantage.]]
* UltimateLifeForm: What he seeks to become after finding the Red Stone of Aja. [[spoiler:When he becomes it, he's immortal, able to mutate and evolve his form into other beings as needed, and has no need for descendants and consequently, [[MemeticMutation sex]].]]
* TheUnfettered: What makes him so dangerous compared to the other Pillar Men is that things like scruples and standards won't hold him back from becoming the UltimateLifeform. Joseph even describes him as such, though in typical style [[HoistByHisOwnPetard he takes advantage of Kars' own persistence at various times to turn the tables on him]].
* TooPowerfulToLive: [[spoiler:Or rather, too powerful to stay on Earth. Not only having an AdaptiveAbility cranked UpToEleven, but he had the power of Ripple on a much higher level than any character in the series, so he had to leave the plot. Though to be honest, he would've eventually been beaten by the Stand Users who defy metaphysics, especially Giornio's]].
* {{Vibroweapon}}[=/=]ChainsawGood: How his BladeBelowTheShoulder works.
* VillainousFriendship: He has a good deal of respect for his comrades, even raising Wamuu and Santana. Even after the reveal that many of his honorable qualities are an act he specifically states in his battle with Joesph [[spoiler:that he intends to avenge his fallen friends]].
* VillainsActHeroesReact: If he hadn't made the Stone Mask which in turn created vampires, the Ripple wouldn't have found its combative use in order to counter the vampiric menace. And that's not even getting into how it would've drastically changed Dio and the Joestars' destinies if the mask didn't exist. Also applies to much of Battle Tendency itself. Once the Pillar Men are awakened and the heroes are pulled into the conflict, it turns into a race to see who can beat the other to the rings/stone/etc.
* VisionaryVillain: Kars' original goal was to allow his race to overcome their weakness to sunlight and become god-like beings, and his genocide of his people was only done in self-defense. He even provides the page picture.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Most of the time, but makes a notable exception to his colleagues as he wore a BadassLongCoat complete with a NiceHat during his first attempt to get the Red Stone of Aja.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Sunlight like all vampires. [[spoiler:Notably inverted as he gains ThePowerOfTheSun as well as immunity to sunlight once he becomes the UltimateLifeForm.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: His original goal was to have his race overcome their weakness to become invincible. However, it would mean they'd have to waste a great deal of life in order to do so, as they hadn't discovered the Red Stone at the time. The result was Kars killing everyone in self-defense.
* WingedHumanoid: [[spoiler:Can turn into one by making his arms wings after becoming the UltimateLifeForm.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Tells Lisa Lisa that he finds it distasteful to hurt a woman, then goes and [[spoiler:brutally stabs her in the back anyway after tricking her into attacking a body double]].
* WouldHurtAChild: Unlike Wamuu, he is willing to kill children [[GenocideBackfire because they'll grow up to be powerful Ripple warriors seeking revenge]].
* WorldsStrongestMan: He became '''THE''' strongest physical force in the series after [[spoiler:becoming the UltimateLifeform.]]
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Kars' entire quest is to get the Red Stone to become the UltimateLifeForm. Of course he's going to get that far or else there would be no plot, [[spoiler:though Joseph still manages to find a way. Kars still becomes the UltimateLifeForm, thwarting the heroes' attempts to stop it; however, Joseph still manages to send him into space, nullifying his threat.]]

!! Esidisi (Mode: Fire)
-> Voiced by: Creator/KeijiFujiwara (TV anime, ''All-Star Battle'', ''Eyes of Heaven'') (Japanese), Chris Jai Alex (English)

One of the Pillar Men. He is named after Music/{{ACDC}}.

* AnimeHair: [[spoiler:Seeing as we never see what's under his NiceHat before his body's demise]], Esidisi seems to have a tuff of white hair that looks like a clownish hairstyle.
* BloodyMurder[=/=]MyBloodRunsHot: He raises his body temperature in order to heat his blood to 500°C/932°F, [[BodyHorror then extends his blood vessels out of his body and makes them into long, prehensile needles with which he injects his hot blood into enemies]].
* BorrowedCatchphrase: While proving his own tactical wit, Esidisi uses Joseph's own, "Your next line is [X]" trick against him.
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:Briefly turns into a long horned giant to attack Joseph after being OutGambitted.]]
* CombatTentacles: His fighting style. Esidisi uses his blood vessels to transfer his super-hot blood to burn his opponents alive.
* CoDragons: With Wamuu, and fits the [[BattleButler loyal servant part well]].
* ConfusionFu: The first opponent that Joesph [[AwesomenessByAnalysis is unable to read,]] though this doesn't last long.
* DeathIsDramatic: [[spoiler:Played with. He acts very over the top in his flashy "death" when Joseph outwits him. This is actually a decoy to allow Esidisi to possess Suzie Q and perform a failed attempt at TakingYouWithMe.]]
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:To Suzi Q, after being beaten badly.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Even more so than Santana, if that were possible. [[spoiler:His bones and muscles are destroyed by Joseph, but his brain and blood vessels possess Suzi Q who takes the Red Stone of Aja to Kars in Switzerland, and then tried to make her into a blood bomb. That takes guts.]]
* DubNameChange: Sorta, his name really is suppose to be spelled AC/DC like the band. But ''Lucky Land'' decided to go with Esidisi instead.
* EmotionalBruiser: He even notes that he's more emotional than the other two.
* FacialMarkings: Has a X shaped mark on his face.
* {{Fingore}}: Usually extends his blood vessels through his [[BodyHorror finger nails, which open up to reveal the tendrils.]]
* GeniusBruiser: He knows an excerpt from Sun Tzu's Art of War that "all war is based on deception", not because he read it from the book, but because he had met the man ''in person''.
* HotBlooded: At least in the literal sense.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He uses his own blood vessels as weapons by extending them out of his body like tentacles.
* InelegantBlubbering: During his VillainousBreakdown, which, quite frankly, looks utterly ridiculous.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Losing an arm is a minor injury for a [[HealingFactor Pillar Man]], but Esidisi reacts to this by sobbing and screaming like a spoiled child, which really freaks Joseph out. It's an act, though, since he's fine with spikes impaling his feet as he walks towards Lisa Lisa's place.
* MoodSwinger: It's merely a tactic to relieve stress and mess with the enemy, but it comes off as creepy, going from InelegantBlubbering to TranquilFury and finally back to normal, which is very dissonant.
* NiceHat: [[spoiler:It hides his horn]].
* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:When OutGambitted by Joseph, [[http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/5223/acdc1.jpg he does this]] [[TakingYouWithMe in an attempt to kill him as well]]]].
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Turns out Esidisi survived Joseph's Ripple as a brain with tissues long enough to do a GrandTheftMe on Suzie Q before he is ultimately killed. And this is after giving a very convincing act of actually dying at Joseph's hands.]]
* OutGambitted: [[spoiler:He boasts about figuring out Joseph's plan and cuts the strings meant to ensnare him, only to discover it was a trap and get caught by a set of backup strings.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Known as the "Eccentric Blazing King".
* SmugSnake: Prides himself on his ability to [[OutGambitted Out Gambit]] Joseph and undo his plans at every turn. Unfortunately, Joseph is aware of this as well, so it's not long before his overconfidence becomes his own undoing.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: He's Esidisi in Japanese, and many Western fans prefer that (as opposed to ACDC) since it actually sounds like a name.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Attempts to pull this on Joseph at the end of his battle, and when this doesn't work, what's left of him also tries to pull this on Suzi Q as well.]]
* TooManyBelts[=/=]FashionVictimVillain: All of the Pillar Men could count for this, but his manages to probably be the most awkward of them all. In his first appearance in the manga, he wears a backless loincloth that reveals his buttocks (censored with a thong in the anime), and in subsequent appearances, his outfit appears to be a series of leatherwork patches sewed directly onto his skin.
* UnstoppableRage: {{Defied}}. Jojo predicted he would send Esidisi into a blind rage, but the Pillar Man instead openly weeps like a small child. After abruptly stopping his crying fit, Esidisi explains that he cries like that to relieve stress and anger to avoid flying into a rage.
* VillainousBreakdown: Actually invoked for the sake of stress relief (and messing with the opponent), apparently.
** [[spoiler:Suffers a real one once he's caught in a Ripple trap by Joseph]].
* VillainousValor: For all his flaws, Esidisi truly cared about [[VillainousFriendship his fellow Pillar Men]], and he will not give up for their sake [[spoiler:even after being reduced to just a brain. After he knows he's screwed, he tries to take the heroes with him to make things easier for the Pillar Men.]]
* WickedCultured: He knows ''The Art of War''.
* WorthyOpponent: He sees Joseph as one, and Joseph returns the favor after seeing his VillainousValor.

!! Wamuu (Mode: Wind)
-> Voiced by: Creator/AkioOhtsuka (TV anime, ''All-Star Battle'', ''Eyes of Heaven'') (Japanese), Creator/PaulStPeter (English)

One of the Pillar Men. He is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wham! Wham!]].
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: How his RazorWind works. Wamuu twists his arms into opposite corkscrews before letting them spin like rubber band propellers. The wind generated from this spinning from two opposite directions creates the Divine Sandstorm.
* AffablyEvil: Probably due to being the most honorable of the Pillar Men. Epitomized by the moment when Joseph pulls out some clackers to fight him with (which is considered to be Narm in-universe by all witnesses; Caesar outright says that "[[YoureInsane He's insane!"]]), yet he still treats it moderately respectfully as a 'weapon', aside from justifiably finding it amusing.
* AntiVillain: Downplayed. He may believe in playing fair and abiding by certain standards, but he's too [[BloodKnight battle-obsessed]] and [[UndyingLoyalty firmly aligned with Kars]] to truly qualify.
* BadassBaritone: Being voiced by Creator/AkioOhtsuka or Creator/PaulStPeter tends to make you one.
* BerserkButton: Wamuu doesn't like it when people step on his shadow, and he'll reflexively attack anyone who does. His other button is any act of cowardice during battle, which Joseph uses to distract him at crucial moments.
* BloodKnight: Despite his loyalty to his masters, he loves to fight as seen with Joseph as he spares the latter in promise of becoming a stronger warrior.
* BlowYouAway[=/=]RazorWind: By using his barbed dreadlocks or turning his arms in opposite directions, he can create mini twisters or large torrents of wind.
* CombatPragmatist: He might not believe in full-blown cheating, but he can fight just as trickily as Joseph when he needs to.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: [[spoiler: [=JoJo=] may have killed him, but in his final moments there was an undeniable sense of understanding, respect, and admiration between the two men, and yes, even palpable sadness on [=JoJo's=] part for Wamuu's passing.]]
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* TheDragon: A traditional one to Kars, as well as one of the CoDragons with Esidisi.
* EyeScream: To ''himself'', as part of a gambit to beat Joseph.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Wamuu makes a promise, he ''will'' keep it, and if you prove to be an equally noble adversary, he will honor your final wishes in your place after slaying you. He also refuses to murder children, even if they are those of his enemies; a compunction that Kars does ''not'' share.
* EvilCounterpart: Arguably is one to Joseph. Both have UndyingLoyalty to their masters (although Joseph will never admit it). And in spite of their similarly {{HeroicBuild}}s, both are masters of thinking on the fly who rely [[GeniusBruiser primarily on their wits]] to fight, and who base their tactics on reversing the flow of battle to surprise their enemies. They also occupy complementary positions on the morality scale: Joseph is an [[ArrogantKungFuGuy arrogant]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold jerkish]] [[TricksterArchetype trickster]] [[AntiHero anti-hero]] who will do anything to win, while Wamuu is a [[AffablyEvil polite]] and [[NobleDemon noble]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior]] who nonetheless [[BloodKnight enjoys a good punch up]].
* EvilSoundsDeep: Courtesy of Creator/AkioOhtsuka.
* ExplosiveOverclocking: His DesperationAttack, Atmospheric Rife, is incredibly powerful, but generates so much friction and heat in his body while in use that it starts falling apart on him.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:Even in death, he doesn't allow anyone to sully the honor of his fight with Joseph and feels that he was a WorthyOpponent to kill him.]]
* FairPlayVillain: A defining trait. He could've killed off Joseph while he was bleeding and helpless in their first fight [[spoiler:and destroyed Caesar's scarf holding the antidote to Joseph's poison ring after fatally wounding the latter]], but his pride as a warrior caused him to not do so. This is, in fact, frequently exploited by Joseph to increase his chances of surviving against him.
* TheGift: Everyone calls him a "combat genius", and it shows -- all of the battle-changing moves he makes are ''instinctual''.
* GeniusBruiser: He's the first opponent that could see through Joseph's gambits.
** [[spoiler:He came up with the idea of making himself temporarily immune to sunlight by surrounding himself with a light-refracting wind suit]].
* GenreSavvy: Implants Joseph with a poisonous ring to keep Joseph from taking advantage of his mercy to just run away.
* AGoodWayToDie
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:In the end, as only a severed head, he dies smiling knowing he met someone as interesting as Joseph in his life]].
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:He even helps Joseph as he dies because some vampire mooks tried to besmirch the honor of their battle.]]
* HandicappedBadass: He makes himself even ''more'' powerful by blinding himself.
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:To Caesar Zeppeli.]]
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He's an excellent shot with a crossbow, especially since he was reading air currents at the time instead of relying on sight.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: [[spoiler:At one point he uses a ''pillar''.]]
** Also, his barbed dreadlocks, apparently designed for blocking Ripple-charged projectiles.
* {{Invisibility}}: Can manipulate the wind to make himself invisible, thus protecting him from the sun, since the light reflects off of his body due to the wind distorting the rays.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgIdV09E75o "Burning Coliseum"]], aka "Holy [[{{Dubstep}} Wub]]storm" after his main technique.
* NobleDemon: Keeps his promises, respects his enemies, and will not murder children. He still has some principles despite his loyalty to an evil cause.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: A trait that Joseph exploited to survive after losing the first fight.
* PunchClockVillain: See NobleDemon above.
* RatedMForManly
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Wamuu, Waam, or Wham? The katakana suggest that it should be "Wamuu" in contrast to the band name, which uses a different spelling.
* SpikesOfVillainy
* ThisIsADrill: His horn resembles one.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Kars.
* VillainousBSOD: Joseph successfully countering his Holy Sandstorm with a well-placed Ripple that leaves both his arms connected by a few sinews each renders him practically catatonic. He snaps himself out of it by ''[[EyeScream gouging out his own eyes]]''.
* WorthyOpponent: Dear heavens, does Wamuu enjoy having one in Joseph.
** Don't forget Caesar. He said that his fight with him was the first fight to satisfy him in thousands of years.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Not afraid to pull off one of his own against Joseph.
* WouldNotHurtAChild: Even if they are the children of his enemies.

!! Santana
-> Voiced by: Creator/KenjiNomura (TV anime) (Japanese), Creator/KaijiTang (English)

One of the four Pillar Men resurrected by Stroheim. He is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santana_(band) Santana]].
* BadWithTheBone: His Rib Blades ability, which allows him to extend his ribs out of his body to shish-kebab opponents.
* BadassBaritone[=/=]EvilSoundsDeep: Santana's English and Japanese voices are both deep and rough from his time in hibernation.
* BodyHorror: He can do this with his body by making it extremely thin to fit into an air vent or extending his ribcage out of his flesh as a weapon. He also inflicts an EyeScream on a hapless Nazi, causing a BodyHorror transformation into an [[FatBastard obese]] [[HumanoidAbomination sub-human]].
* TheBrute: Not a man of many words, so he relies on physical action instead. Justified in that he's slowly learning the language after being imprisoned longer than his superiors.
* CreepyMonotone: Subverted. He's just slow at picking up modern language compared to the other Pillar Men, and once he gets the hang of it, he's as hammy as the rest of them.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He's initially referred to as the creator of the Stone Mask until his three superiors show up, one of which is the one who actually invented them.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Unlike his sandaled fellows, possibly meaning his lowest ranking among them.
* DubNameChange: The reference to him in ''All-Star Battle'' changes his name to "Santviento", which is claimed by Stroheim to mean "warm wind" in Spanish (which is quite wrong - if anything, Santviento seems to be a corrupted form of "santo viento", Spanish for "holy wind").
* EvilIsNotAToy: As the Nazis found out.
** Or didn't. They were trying to figure out how to destroy him, after all, [[GoneHorriblyWrong it's just that they underestimated just how powerful he was]].
* FacialMarkings: Has a marking under his left eye shaped like half of a gear.
* ImplacableMan: He's like a biological Terminator!
* NoNameGiven: His name was made up by Stroheim. However, Kars later refers to him as Santana, [[ContrivedCoincidence so maybe Stroheim happened upon the right name.]]
* TheStoic: The least emotional of the Pillar Men.
** NotSoStoic: After acting like a killer robot with a CreepyMonotone, when he is exposed to [[WeaksauceWeakness sunlight]], he begins to ham it up like every other character in the series.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Although Stroheim first assumes that he has the intelligence of a caveman, he's actually extremely intelligent and capable of learning things at a heightened rate. He just needs some time to adjust to his surroundings.
* PuppeteerParasite: Does this to a hapless Nazi and Stroheim via GrandTheftMe.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Technically speaking, he's above both Dio and [[spoiler:Straizo]] in terms of vampiric power.
** Meanwhile, as powerful as he is, he's still far inferior to the three Pillar Men in Europe, seeing as it took him a while to pick up modern language whereas the others were able to learn it in an instant, and he has no specific powers of his own that aren't universal to the Pillar Man race.
* SoleSurvivor: Of the four Pillar Men, Santana is the only one who's still alive at the end of ''Battle Tendency''. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Maybe]].
** LastOfHisKind: By extension as the 4 Pillar Men were the last members of their race.
* TakenForGranite: Looks to be this when he is first found inside the pillar in Mexico, though he's actually just hibernating. Happens to him for real after Joseph takes care of him, though. Twice.
* UltimateLifeForm: One of a group of uber-vampires, and described as being one, though the others are even more powerful.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Wears nothing more than a thong, which is far less than his [[{{Stripperific}} slightly more dressed allies]] have.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He spent the majority of his screen time trying to adjust to modern times, but by the time he fully adjusts, he is sealed away once more.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:After he was trapped by the UV lights, there's no clue to where he is now. Assuming he's still alive.]]