JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is famous how moreCrazy Awesome it can get with each succeeding generation.
Jonathan Joestar is at first a wimpy punching bag for Dio, but draws upon hidden reserves of badass when his father is poisoned. When he is accosted by thugs in an alley, for example, he stops their knives with his bare hands, impressing one of them so much that he swears lifelong allegiance to JoJo rather than fight him.
Before that, there was the cathartic moment where he finally beat Dio so badly that Dio burst into tears, and this is after essentially making his life a living hell, climaxing with Dio stealing a Sacred First Kiss from Erina.
Here is that scene animated Made even more awesome when you realize that Jonathan jumped over an entire water fountain.
And of course, let us not forget the time he manages to fight the newly vampirized Dio to a draw without his Ripple powers and while heavily injured and ON FIRE, impaling him with the statue of Venus.
His battle with Jack the Ripper was his coming of age as a Ripple Warrior, vaporizing Britain's most infamous serial killer through a stone wall.
In his battle against Bruford, instead of falling for Bruford's underwater gambit, he was able to find an air pocket underwater and fire off a ripple attack that launched Bruford onto the land.
He beat Bruford, a master swordsman who could strangle you with his hair into being a good-hearted knight again, in spite of his zombification.
The very nature of the Ripple powers is itself a CMOA. Through special breathing techniques the characters change the flow of energy through their body to match the wavelength of sunlight. Then they use this power to punch vampires to death with fists that literally burn with the glory of the Sun herself.
His audaciousness in using Exact Words when his victims tries to make deals with him, such as promising that in exchange for turning a woman into a zombie Dio and his men wouldn't harm her child. Well that didn't include the recently zombified mother.
When Joseph says something you're going to say, you'll say it anyway, and you're going to fail miserably at whatever you're doing.
Caesar managing to get the upper hand by kissing a woman and using bubbles.
Caesar nearly killing Wamu with his improved Ripple which would've happened had he not blocked the sunlight, allowing Wamu to kill him instead,
Even while dying, he still manages to turn defeat into some small amount of victory, using his last breaths to snatch and seal Wamu's lip-ring inside a bubble, which had the cure for Joseph's poison inside it.
Returning as a Hollywood Cyborg in order to stop Kars. There's just no destroying this man!
In the epilogue, which explains he was killed fighting in WWII, he is shown making a last stand and inexplicably pulls several guns out of his back Also doubles as a Crowning Moment of Funny.
Lisa Lisa, when confronted with a vampire, just wraps her scarf around him and burns him to death with the Ripple. Jonathan did something similar, but only after a massive buff by a dying Zeppeli. Lisa Lisa had to claw her way up each step of the way to gain that sort of vampire-killing prowess.
Santana's establishment of the Pillar Men as a massive threat. It's a special kind of villain that makes you freak out at a Nazi Mook Horror Show.
Using wind to create armor that reflects sunlight away from him. Ingenious!
Midway into his fight with Joseph, Wamuu gets his arms broken by one of Joseph's rope tricks. How does he respond? Gouging out his own eyes.
Kills the vampires that tried to interfere in his fight with Joseph as a head.
How did he do so as a head? He put his head into one of the crossbows, uses his hair to pull back the string (Keep in mind that it took all of Joseph's strength to pull the string back), and fires himself at the Vampires, caving through about a dozen of them with his horn.
Esidisi turning Joseph's favorite trick against him, and proving himself to be an impressive tactician in his own right.
Even being reduced to a brain won't stop him! He possesses Suzie Q and proceeds to give his Joseph and Caesar hell, even though he's just a bunch of blood vessels at this point.
To contrast with Dio's infamous Kick the Dog moment with Danny, Kars kills some drunk drivers because they were going to kill a dog, and still comes off as menacing. It's not everyday someone manages to be intimidating by rescuing a cute puppy.
Kars effortlessly slicing through Nazi soldiers and a cyborg Stroheim with ease.
His Ultimate Lifeform state. He makes Nazi-murdering squirrels from his own body, shoots his scales at a plane and turns them into piranhas, and survives a lava flow by creating heat-proof armor. His actions in the final episodes of Battle Tendency were basically Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot cranked up to the highest capacity!
Dio himself has his moments to shine, most notably in Part 3 where he decides that the most effective way to kill Jotaro would be to drop a steamroller on him. This moment was considered so awesome that it became an internet meme via a popular flash video.
The best part is, Jotaro survived.
One of Dio's best moments is something that requires a little thought. Remember when Jotaro has Star Platinum carve a minaret in half and throw it an approaching Dio, then he explodes out of it to punch Dio a few times? What's cool isn't that Dio was able to chew away the building by punching it, without the assistance of The World, and not that he completely repels Jotaro's attack anyway, but that Jotaro was only able to get close enough because he occupied Dio's attention with the minaret. Dio is so tough that a building thrown at him is a distraction.
Also works for Jotaro because that also means that he and Star Platinum are more threatening than having a building thrown at you.
Dio deciding to use his infamous Flechette Storm on Jotaro, knowing he wouldn't be able to block all of them. And in an instance of Dangerously Genre Savvy, he checks the ground to check Jotaro's heartbeat and breathing, and then decides to decapitate him with a stop sign. If not for Polnareff, he would've killed him.
Jotaro Kujo has just way too many of these too list, but we'll try anyway:
He stops his own heart in order to trick Dio into coming close enough to hit him with Star Platinum.
Immediately prior to the above, after parrying about 20 or so thrown knives with his Stand, he gets hit by the rest (According to the OVA, seven knives, three in the chest, two in the stomach, one in the forearm, and one in each leg. Oh, and one in the forehead). He then reveals that he managed to survive by stuffing copies of Shonen Jump in his jacket. However, his arm and legs remain wounded, and the final knife in the forehead, despite sinking hilt-deep into his cranium through his hat, seems to have done no real damage.
In the manga, it's shown that he stuffed a magazine in his hat as well. How the hell it fit there is anyone's guess, though.
His very first appearance has him in jail. Out of nowhere, a can of beer appears in his hands and he starts shotgunning it. In a jail cell, in full view of the guards. Later on, we get a second view of the cell, and he's surrounded by clothes, books, and tons of assorted crap that no one can figure out how he got, because he's still in the damn cell and hasn't moved an inch.
And everyone in the jail is terrified of him.
His defeat of Daniel J. D'Arby, where his poker face is so incredibly good that D'Arby freaks out and thinks that Jotaro has a great hand. Jotaro keeps betting higher and higher, putting up not only his own soul, but his mother's and his friend's, without ever looking at his cards. D'Arby eventually gets so stressed out that he snaps and admits defeat, freeing all the souls that he'd taken over the years. (And by snaps that means he goes COMPLETELY insane, falling to the ground babbling and drooling). Jotaro's allies check out Jotaro's hand, and it's revealed that he had an absolutely worthless hand - an eight, a six, a ten, an ace, and a jack, all offsuit. He'd won entirely through mind games. Go watch episode three of the 1993 OVA.
Even better is the fact D'Arby had set the scene ahead of time so that he would be playing with a deck stacked 100% in his favor no matter what. He set it up so Jotaro would get a bad hand and he would get a good hand no matter what, yet Jotaro STILL managed to completely bluff him into losing while he had 4 Kings. And he wasn't even aware of his hand, it was just blind faith in his determination.
Awesome-in-awesome: D'arby is a cheater, and proudly admits it. Jotaro turns that against him. Not by stopping him from cheating, no; he uses it. He uses Star Platinum to tell the order the cards are shuffled in, forcing D'arby to use a fresh deck. He breaks D'arby's finger when the man tries to deal the second card instead of the first, and then calls a kid over to deal instead. Basically, he makes D'arby, an expert cheater, doubt his own cheating.
To make it even more of a friggin' epic win: by that time, D'arby had already stolen the souls of Joseph and Polnareff, and made Jotaro gamble his soul to play. Jotaro not only bets his soul, he bets Avdol's, Kakyoin's(who's in the hospital disabled at this time) and his own mother's. D'arby becomes a complete wreck.
Enya's stand, Justice is so invincible that she manage to beat Hol Horse and Polnareff. What does Jotaro do to beat her Stand? Inhale it and make Enya lose breath and faints.
In the OVA, he makes Enya reveal herself by saying only stand users have a specific vein in their nose, making her immediately check her nose. In the manga and anime he does this same trick on the fake Captain Tennille.
When Steely Dan plants his Stand in Joseph's head and threatens to kill him, Jotaro has to put up with a massive amount of crap from Dan in order to stall for time while Polnareff and Kakyoin get it out. After every incident of abuse, Jotaro writes down exactly what Dan did so "he can remember what to think about when I kick his ass". When Polnareff and Kakyoin succeed, Dan tries to put his Stand in Jotaro's head by distracting him with an innocent bystander. Jotaro, however, has already got Dan's Stand with his own, and he proceeds to beat the crap out of Dan. For three whole pages. When he's done, Jotaro tosses the book he'd been writing in onto Dan's badly battered body and tells him: "Here's your bill."
Can we emphasize the point that we are talking about three whole pages of nothing but ORAORAORAORAORAORA and endless pain? Not one for half-measures, is Jotaro.
He also smiles while being humiliated "Why are you smiling?" "Because it's going to be all the more fun when I kick your ass later"
The anime rendition of this scene is just as satisfying when Star Platinum unloads on Dan for twentyfullseconds.
To prove that he really is badass personified, Jotaro beats up Alessi with his own fists after Alessi's stand Sethan turns him into a kid. Please note that, due to how Alessi's Stand works, Jotaro doesn't have Star Platinum at this point. He's a normal seven-year-old who just happens to be able to reduce a grown man to a pulp with his bare hands.
While fighting the stand without a master, Anubis, Jotaro gets stabbed in the gut, but manages to break Anubis' sword by using his own body as leverage. That's right: he intentionally gets almost mortally wounded to defeat an enemy who is literally an evil sword that possesses people.
When Captain Tennille and Dark Blue Moon try to dive into the water with a hostage, Jotaro beats seven shades of crap out of Dark Blue Moon and rescues the hostage before they can even hit the water.
And before that, the "cigarette-nose" trick. He claims that if a Stand user inhales cigarette smoke, a blood vein pops in their nose, causing everyone else (including the fake Captain Tennille and excluding the Runaway Girl) to touch their nose. Turns out Jotaro was just messing about whilst causing the fake Tennille to accidentally expose himself as an enemy. Dastardly clever.
Noriaki Kakyoin gets three of them:
While battling the Hanged Man, a Stand that attacks by leaping from reflective surface to reflective surface (including people's corneas), Kakyoin and Polnareff figure out how to attack him and trap him in one surface. In response, the Hanged Man's user yells that they're handing out free money, drawing every beggar in India to them (and giving him a bevy of places to hide). Kakyoin's response: he throws a coin in the air, causing everyone to look at it and trapping the Hanged Man with one destination.
Then there's how he punishes Death 13's stand user, Mannish Boy. It's just a baby, and nobody else remembers what it did, so he can't hurt him... but he makes him suffer nonetheless. How does he do it? By spoon-feeding the baby his own shit!
After encountering Dio, Kakyoin manages to entangle a plethora of buildings in his Stand. He specifies that it will detect anything that Dio or the World happen to do when they come in contact with it. Dio bypasses it completely, by using his Stand's Time Stop power, and is able to impale Kakyoin with the World's arm. Despite living his last moments, Kakyoin manages to keep calm, analyze the ability that the World possesses, and even pass on his conclusion to the rest of the group by blasting a clock tower with his Emerald Splash.
Polnareff and Avdol share a CMOA when they battle the Stand Judgement; they find the air tube the stand user's breathing out of while he's hiding underground and collectively...urinate into it in order to draw him out; Avdol then proceeds to burn the Stand user's clothes right off, leaving him nearly naked and with a bad hair job.
Polnareff has a better one: his whole fight with Vanilla Ice, particularly the ending, when he figures out Vanilla Ice had only survived being stabbed in the head because Dio had turned him into a vampire, and then forces him into the sunlight.
Even better, in the manga, At one point Vanilla Ice emerges from Cream battered and bloody. According to him, Avdol was still alive in the dimension he was retreating to, and refused to back down even with both arms taken off and with a few stab wounds from Dio.
He shares on with Avdul when they turn Bast's Shock and Awe powers against her
When he manipulates the controllers of Terrence D'Arby's game while making it seem Jotaro was the one that was playing. Counts as a touching moment as well, showing how much they've grown to trust each other.
It's an even more awesome in the OVA when he appears to save the group from Justice and it's treated as solemnly awesome.
The Part 3 2014 anime has a subtle one - Star Platinum's punches have a sound that can only be described as a gun firing when it punches, so we get a amazing scene of Star Platinum closing it's fist, one finger at a time, and launching into it's very first ORA ORA ORA - it sounds like someone firing a machinegun and its INCREDIBLY thrilling, it adds completely to showing how fast and intense Star Platinum's punches are.
Iggy: Willing to rip his own paw off just to escape Pet Shop takes BALLS. And then killing that damn hawk by biting his beak shut so the ice spike about to shoot out ends up destroying Pet Shop's face, all as one "all or nothing" attack born from desperation.
In his story for the Capcom fighting game, he does a lot of his usual stuff. When the time comes to fight Vanilla Ice, however, he not only defeats him entirely, but goes on to be the one who kills DIO.
Josuke Higashikata has a couple as well:
He beats the daylights out of the serial killer Angelo and fuses him into a rock and puts a sign up saying "put your dog doo here".
To initially trap him, he lets Angelo's stand go down his throat, but he swallowed a plastic glove that he tied up inside his throat to catch the stand.
When Angelo's Stand gets inside his mother, he traps it by crushing a glass flask in his stand's fist, then punching right through her mother's stomach with it, restoring the flask with the stand inside, then pulling it out and healing her before she even notices anything.
Then he outfoxes the electricity wielding assassin Akira Otoishi by putting his Stand in a rubber tire. When Red Hot Chili Pepper (the Stand) busts out, he flies into the ocean and gets owned bad.
Before that, we have a quick moment that establishes Josuke is on the same level as his father:
Josuke: I don't need to set any rules for myself? Fine by me!
He turns Terunosuke Miyamoto (uses the Stand Enigma) into a book after returning to normal after having been folded into paper.
His blind rage at having his hairdo insulted makes Rohan's Heaven's Door completely useless.
When fighting Man on the Tower, he starts to fall and he can't grab onto anything. He then has to punch the tower so the tower will punch him back with the same power and launch him upwards.
Has the best hairstyle ever (If you are a big enough fan, this counts).
He cheated at the lottery and actually got to keep the money (until his mom found out he won and took it all) so he gambled with a guy that could read people very well, cheated at that and won. He IS his father's son after all.
Some can argue that this is the gambling equivalent to part 3.
He (with Koichi's help) Drove around a city over the speed of 60 mphs to escape energy draining feet. Then went to the hospital, found the guy controlling the feet, healed the guy's motocycle accident injuries, then beat him up again and sent him flying through the third story window into a fountain.
On top of that, when he was coming out of the sewers he was running out of gas, so he hit a wall, flew over it, had Crazy Diamond break a car in front of him open, go over the car, have the Highway Star run into the car, repair the car so Highway Star is trapped, and siphon the gas.
The first time he runs into Yoshikage, he just got to him from repairing Josuke and Koichi. Now Yoshikage trips up when he wants Josuke to heal him, so he cuts off his right hand to let sheer heart attack stay there as long as needed, but Josuke counters this by repairing the hand so sheer heart attack leaves and that way he can follow the flying hand to find Yoshikage.
His CMOA is at the end of the fight. After being battered, bruised, bleeding and exhausted by Kira, he finally corners him. And what does he say to him?
Josuke: You've finally... entered the range of my stand...YOSHIKAGE KIRA!
Just as a normal thing he does, he can write into you the command, "can't attack Rohan Kishibe" and it does just that.
When fighting Boys 2 Men, he loses 2 thirds of his stand through rock paper scissors, but in order to stop the total loss of Heaven's Door he uses Shizuka Joestar (the baby that can make itself invisible) to force Ken to make the losing hand. He gets called out for this cheat, so he accepts to start over and wins three times in a row, fair and square.
Similar to White Snake, he can make you do impossible feats by writing them into your head.
He forced Josuke to fly backwards at 70kph just by writing it.
After taking his strength, Highway Star gives Rohan a chance to get it back if he gets Josuke into a trick room. He has this to say.
Rohan: I refuse. The one thing I, Rohan Kishibe, like more than anything is finding people who think they're hot shit and saying no straight to their faces.
This line was awesome enough to be used as the "No" option for the menus in All-Star Battle. The only phrase the English version could find with the same impact was "Like hell I will!"
When stuck with Cheap Trick, a Stand that will kill him if anyone sees his back, Rohan uses various means to get out of his house and to a specific spot. Cheap Trick thinks it's the Morioh Grand Hotel. It's Reimi's street. When Rohan fakes insanity and turns his back to Koichi, Cheap Trick looks behind itself to mock him... and the hands of the dead grab it. For that extra touch of "Fuck you", Rohan notes that he's not sure where the hands take you. And then writes "I'm going to Hell!" in Cheap Trick's book just to make sure.
At the final confrontation, Okuyasu wills himself to life after getting a hole blasted in his chest and rescues Josuke from getting blown up by Kira.
Koichi deserves honorable mention for standing up to Kira and his unstoppable mini-death-tank-bomb, Sheer Heart Attack, and evolving his Stand into another Act.
And as aprt of his new ability Echos Act 3 can force things to freeze by increasing their weight. Koichi stops Sheer Heart Attack by making it sink into solid concrete!
Hayato, probably the last example of a Badass Normal in the series, managing to stop Kira's Bite The Dust bomb, inflicting some heavy damage on him in the process using a plant-cat.
To be a bit more specific, Bites The Dust has forced him through a "Groundhog Day" Loop several times by this point. He picks up Gatta (host of the Stray Cat Stand), waits for Kira to step out from behind a tree to mock his attempts at changing fate, and has Gatta shoot him. Kira survives this due to having put his wristwatch in his coat, and proceeds to taunt Hayato again... except Hayato had learned Josuke's phone number on a previous loop, and arranged for him and his allies to meet up a bit sooner than in the last loops. Kira made the mistake of using his real name while talking to Hayato; while Bites The Dust would kill anyone Hayato told that to, it can't do shit if Kira says it. Kira's forced to yank Bites The Dust back to its Killer Queen state to avoid being beaten down, shutting off the bomb.
His entire final battle against Josuke, where he teamed up with the aforementioned plant-cat in order to create explosive homing air bombs that were being guided by the photograph containing the spirit of Yoshihiro Kira.
As a supporting character, Jotaro survives getting blown up and while nearly knocked out from it is able to beat down Kira.
During the "Yukako Yamagishi Falls in Love" Chapters, Yukako has Koichi trapped in a secluded place. He's managed to get a warning to Josuke and intends to hold out until rescue arrives. Instead, Koichi's Stand evolves to Echoes Act 2 and he's able to defeat Yukako on his own before Josuke arrives.
Yuuya Fungami, the user of Highway Star, gets one when Josuke ropes him into fighting Enigma's user. Enigma can turn anything into paper, even people if its user can figure out their fear tell. Josuke and Koichi both get transformed, and Fungami has to go through several layers of paper to get to them. The last one? A paper shredder. Fungami freaks out when he can't turn it off, getting himself turned into paper... Which was what he wanted to happen - as paper, his hand is now thin enough to reach into the shredder and yank them free.
Giorno Giovanna did stuff too.
Mista: The helicopter is too far away, I can't hit it!
Giorno: How do you know you can't do something until you try.
(Then the two, working together, catch the helicopter by turning Mista's bullets into branches that spear the copter in midair.)
Don't forget when in this same fight, even after he had his opponent more or less dead by injecting Gold Experience's power into him, he proceeds to repeatedly beat him with his stand for 4 pages straight, ending it with an almighty cry of WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Technically, Giorno's finisher of Cioccolatta lasted seven pages overall. That was three pages of "MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDA", one page of "WRYYYYYYYYY" another two pages of "MUDAMUDAMUDA", and completed by smashing him into a combustable trash vehicle. I counted exactly 76 repetitions of "MUDA" overall. Effing awesome!
He had one very early that proved just how kickass he is when he met Polpo again after a battle with his stand.
Giorno: I turned your gun into a banana. Treat it as your last meal.
The fight against Melone cements Giorno as a worthy Jojo protagonist. His clever use of his stand and his all-or-nothing decisions win the fight. And he doesn't expect Melone to come finish him later, no, he turns the remains of Melone's stand into a snake to finish him. Together with Polpo, this showed that Giorno may be nice and idealistic but he is not someone to fuck with.
Let us not forget how he defeated Illuso: He infected himself with a flesh-eating virus from Fugo's stand, allowed himself to be dragged into the mirror world just to infect Illuso with the virus, then cured himself of it by turning the virus shell casing into an immune snake then transfusing its blood into himself.
And then there's Bruno Bucciarati, and his zipper-making Stand, and that monumentally unnerving scene when he zips his own head open, effectively splitting it in half, to dodge an enemy's hit. And then zips it right back up, of course. For creative Stand use, there's really no competition.
But doesn't he trump himself at another point when he unzips his body into many, many pieces, stopping his blood circulation in order to trick a Stand user that can sense his heartbeat into thinking he suddenly escaped? Even Bucciarati eventually became convinced that he was going to die anyway when he had to keep it up for so long.
Guido faces off against Ghiaccio, an obnoxious mafiosi who's only lightly pushed back by his bullets due to his freezing powers. The bullets also get bounced back into Guido's body. How does he resolve this? Luring Ghiaccio to a tree branch and hammering away at him with his bullets until his neck gets impaled. Guido gets shot a whole bunch of times, and Giorno is ultimately the one to finish off Ghiaccio, but you've got to admire his guts.
Even before Guido got his stand, he got caught in the middle of a gun fight and literally dodged every bullet while getting a bullseye everyone.
A small mention for Narancia in his fight against Formaggio. Escapes from a shrunken state by blowing up a nearby car. So when Formaggio shrinks himself to try and escape, what does Narancia do? Blow up every damned car on the street to turn the whole place into an inferno.
Narancia winning his fight against Tizziano and Squalo, all the while showing how relentless he is even when attacked and showcasing a lot more strategy than what you'd think he could. Giorno gets some props too, as even when he has his throat damaged to the point of actually stopping to breath he still manages to give some crucial support to Narancia in his fight. Talk about some nano-second-tactics.
Trish from part 5 defeats a so called "invincible stand" that had defeated everyone else so far by DESTROYING THE GOD DAMN PLANE THEY WERE RIDING. It was the first time she had used her stand.
Jotaro gets his head about half chopped off, only to shrug it off and return to thinking of ways to beat his opponent. So what if Diver Down took the brunt of the attack?
No mentions for Jolyne yet? During her fight against Versacci's "Underworld", which can recreate events from memories, she and Hermes are trapped on a plane that will crash. Their only way of surviving is to take two seats whose occupants miraculously survived, so they shove the occupants aside... and Versacci promptly drops three children from the hospital into the memory. He's convinced he's won; even if Jolyne would let them get killed to save herself and Hermes, the guilt would cripple her. The solution? She gives the seats to two of the children, has Hermes use Kiss to split one of the two surviving occupants (since they're destined to survive anyway), stick the third kid in between, and reseal the survivor, so the kid will live too. Finally, Hermes hides herself the same way in the second survivor, and Jolyne unwinds most of herself into string and shoves it down Hermes' throat. The lengths these people go to accomplish their goals astound me.
The stand C-Moon demonstrates its power to turn things inside-out by punching Jolyne in the legs, crippling her... until she kicks C-Moon in the fists to reverse the process. When C-Moon starts aiming for her heart and chest, Jolyne weaves her body into a Mobius strip that can't be inverted.
Both those Jolyne moments pale in comparison to the time she set her whole body on fire to make her enemy's attack stop working!!
She forms a bridge out of herself that allows her to walk on water.
This saves her because whe ended up using so much string that her enemy punches through her instead of into her.
During her fight with Guard Westwood, a meteorite is pulled towards Planet Waves—with Jolyne directly in between—as Westwood kicks her. Just getting out of the way won't help, because Planet Waves will make the meteorite disintegrate by the time it gets anywhere near Westwood. Solution: Jolyne steals Westwood's boot, places a brick in it, and positions it so the meteorite will fly in. Planet Waves can make the meteorite disintegrate because that's what it's controlling. It can't stop the brick, though, even though it just gained the meteorite's own velocity.
Ending of part 6: After Pucci's started over a new world, wimpy kid Emporio's his last threat. But since everything except Pucci's actions will be exactly as in the universe's previous cycle, he can't change his actions, and will hide in the ghost room. When Pucci tries to strike him, though, he holds up the disc with the Weather Report stand, and Pucci effectively pushes the disc into his head. Emporio promptly gets serious the likes of which only Joestars can dream of, and beats Pucci into a bloody pulp, before finally killing him off with an ability that Pucci didn't even know Weather Report possessed.
This is the kid whose Stand is ONLY rooms with things in it that cannot affect/be affected by anything else other than Stand Users. He also, while running from a sped-up Pucci, used a ghost gun from one of the rooms and fired the bullets, teaming with Hermes's Stand Kiss to merge the bullet with its copy, just barely outmaneuvering Pucci. Kid is basically a Badass Normal, with the weakest Stand ever (Survivor is SOOO not the weakest Stand).
FYI, said ability that killed Pucci was Emporio using Weather Report to raise the level of Oxygen in the atmosphere to 100%, as he coldly describes to Pucci exactly how nasty his death is going to be.
Emporio: If you breath too much of it, first your hands and feet will go numb and then you will be unable to stand! The capillary veins in your eyes break as you go blind!
Plus, Emporio himself wasn't immune to Weather Report's ability. He was DYING just to take Pucci down.
Lucy Steel of Steel Ball Run is frequently considered nothing more than a young, pretty piece of arm-candy for her industrialist husband. What she actually is, is a DeterminatorGuile Hero who makes up for what she lacks in combat prowess with her intelligence, perceptiveness, and willingness to do anything... ANYTHING to protect the people she cares about. It comes to a head when she defeats the second Diego Brando in his moment of triumph by showing up with the severed head of the original Diego, using the setting's rule of Never the Selves Shall Meet to kill him.
After countless trials and the death of Gyro, Johnny finally learns how to spin the steel ball, which results in his stand evolving. The evolved stand proceeds to open Love Train with it's bare hands, and beat the shit out of Valentine.
Johnny: Gyro...Thank you.
And even then, the fight isn't over yet! Johnny talks to the President, who is now immobile and cannot dimension-hop due to the Spin. He notes that he can bargain with Johnny, if he pleases, by bringing in a Gyro from another dimension to replace the one he killed. Johnny refuses, and tosses a pistol to the presidents side. He says that he'll trust the president if he picks up the pistol- as Johnny suspects Valentine is harboring another one on him to shoot Johnny with, which will fuse with the pistol at his side and break if Valentine touches it. Valentine hesitates, then reaffirms his values that he is in the right. He then whips out his pistol that he was hiding, even though he knew it would kill him. It did.
And even then, it's STILL not over! Johnny's final battle isn't against Valentine- it's against The World. The same The World from part 3, time stop and all.
The first time Josuke fully awakens Soft & Wet. After all the "ability"-type Stands of part 7, it's refreshing to see again a humanoid Stand doing things like destroying a wall with a single kick.
Josuke's defeat of Yotsuyu Yagiyama, which culminates in him interrupting Yagiyama's devastating stand ability with a single well-placed punch.