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Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum: The World)

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Child Voice: Natsumi Takamori (TV anime)
Teenage/Adult Voice: Daisuke Ono (TV anime and All-Star Battle), Kiyoyuki Yanada (CD drama and Heritage for the Future video game), Jurota Kosugi (OVA), Tetsu Inada (Vento Aureo video game) (Japanese), Abie Hadjitarkhani (OVA), Matthew Mercer (TV anime) (English)

Grandson of Joseph Joestar. A perpetually angry youth, Jotaro's first appearance has him sitting in a jail cell which he willingly put himself in to keep the people around him from getting hurt by his Stand, Star Platinum, which he had no clue about and had minimal control over. After Joseph assures him he's not cursed and the Stand is under his control, he is recruited by his grandfather and Muhammad Avdol to search out and kill Dio Brando before the vampire takes over the world. And in case you were wondering, he and the entire Part 3 arc is what people normally think of when it comes to this series.

He next appeared in Diamond is not Crash, where he sought out his grandfather's son, Josuke. He made a few appearances after that, but was regulated to a supportive role for most of that adventure.

He sent Koichi Hirose to find Giorno Giovanna in Vento Aureo, but aside from that had nothing to do with the plot.

His final appearance was in Stone Ocean, wherein he spent most of the arc in an almost vegetative state brought on by Enrico Pucci's Whitesnake Stand.

His stand, Star Platinum, is incredibly fast and accurate, to the point of being able to catch a bullet fired 3 inches away from Jotaro's head between his index and thumb. He also has diamond-hard fists, capable of punching through walls, and bending steel bars. Later on in the story, it's revealed that Jotaro has the same type of ability as Dio; the ability to stop time. Though unlike Dio, who can maintain it for 10 seconds at his peak, Jotaro can only last 4-5 seconds.
  • Absurdly Youthful Father: After twenty-three years and a teenage daughter, Jotaro has apparently managed to age several years in reverse.
  • The Ace: Post-part 3. Jotaro is good at anything and everyone views him highly.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Something he is not happy with.
    Jotaro: Shut up! You are getting so annoying!
  • Anyone Can Die: In Stone Ocean.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Jotaro has fessed up to putting people in hospitals when he gets into fights, attacking teachers who abuse their power and scaring them into never coming back, and skipping out on restaurant bills when he doesn't like the food.
  • BADASS: Recognized by most fans as the absolute most badass protagonist of the series, and certainly its most popular. While Jonathan was kind of a goody-goody and Joseph offset his badassery with being kinda goofy, Jotaro is pure, unadulterated, Rated M for Manly badass.
    • Badass Adorable: When Alessi de-aged him into a seven-year-old, but despite being a child facing an axe-wielding maniac, Jotaro still kicked his ass.
    • Badass Baritone: In the OVA especially.
    • Badass Biker: A few chapters of part three.
    • Badass Boast: (after defeating Dio) "You lost for a reason, Dio. One single, simple reason. You pissed me off."
    • Badass Bookworm: By the time Part 4 comes in, he is a marine biologist.note 
    • Badass Family
    • Badass Longcoat: In part 3, it's technically a school outfit, but still looks cool. Revised to a Badass Labcoat of Science and Medicine to go along with his new identity as a renowned marine biologist for part 4.
  • Battle Cry: "ORA!"
  • Berserk Button: Is a bit temperamental about the female attention he attracts. There's only so many times you can get hit on before it becomes incredibly annoying... that said, abusing women in front of him is a one-way ticket to the emergency ward, as Kakyoin found out.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Josuke and Koichi.
  • Big Good: Post-Part 3, after he's mellowed out, Jotaro takes the leadership role and serves as a connection to the Speedwagon Foundation on any kind of supernatural or stand-related incidents, as well as serving as a mentor and behind the scenes force for the heroes of Parts 4, 5, and 6.
  • The Big Guy: Of all the Stand users in his group, Star Platinum is the strongest.
  • Boring, but Practical/When All You Have Is a Hammer: Star Platinum is very durable, can be channeled within and around Jotaro for protection, and is otherwise just a Lightning Bruiser with limited range and no other abilities. Applying Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs tactically is the key to his success in his final battle of volume 3 against Dio.
  • Blood Knight: Star Platinum seems to be this, keeping an emotionless face, but when he's punching the daylights out of something, his expression shows he is having an absolute blast.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When ZZ supposedly burned Jotaro to death, the surviving Jotaro comes out of a hole he safely hid in, then comments that if he got killed at that point, who would be the main character of the current series?
  • But Not Too Foreign: The best example in the series, which is saying something considering how weird the Joestar family tree gets. He's one quarter British and one quarter Italian from his mother's side (all the Joestars up to that point, including Lisa Lisa, were British, and Suzy Q is Italian) and half Japanese from his father's.
  • Can Not Spit It Out: Jotaro is convinced that everyone can read his motives like a book, so he never bothers to display much emotion or explain himself. So no one has any idea what he's thinking.
  • Catch Phrase: "Yare yare daze." Means either "Well, well, well," or "Give me a break", depending on the context.
  • Chained by Fashion: Part of his outfit in Part 3.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Star Platinum was mainly used to beat the crap out of anything and anyone with his diamond-hard fists of fury and later to freeze time. In the beginning of the series, Star Platinum had the ability to make things appear out of nowhere, and soon Jotaro's once empty jail cell was filled with random items ranging from small furniture, electronics, and books. Many chapters later during his poker game duel against Daniel D'arby, Jotaro used this skill again in order to throw D'arby off, tricking him into thinking he was cheating with his Stand.
  • Chick Magnet: Throughout his travels in Part 3, he has women throwing themselves at him left and right. After the party grows a bit, they're usually distracted afterward by Kakyoin or Polnareff.
  • Closet Geek: Hardass delinquent he may be, Jotaro's officially listed hobbies skew very nerdy. Not only did he acquire his deductive abilities by obsessively watching Columbo, but he reads technical books about boats and planes for fun, and his favorite movie is a nature film about wolves and caribou. He even goes on to become a marine biologist.
  • The Comically Serious: Many of the funniest moments in the series are based on Jotaro's deadpan reactions to the bizarre things happening around him.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Continuing the tradition from Part 2. Both Joseph and Jotaro are muscular heroes who, despite this, use every trick in the book. However, Joseph is more Hot-Blooded and is essentially a Nice Guy while Jotaro is The Stoic who doesn't even bother with niceties.
  • Custom Uniform: Jotaro's school uniform is less a uniform than it is a Badass Longcoat and Nice Hat ensemble that vaguely resembles one.
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Jotaro didn't want Jolyne getting mixed up in the supernatural troubles that he's frequently a part of. That and his people skills led to Jolyne resenting him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Among other things, he's the kind of guy that would swear at his own mother (which he actually does).
  • Death by Irony: Oingo and Boingo's fortune-telling book said that Jotaro would get his face sliced in half. In spite of their incompetence, that's exactly how he's killed in Stone Ocean.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Noriaki Kakyoin. Justified in that he risked his life to remove the mind control bud from Kakyoin's brain after putting him down.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Vento Aureo, he only has a brief cameo near the beginning of the arc. He becomes more important to the story once more in Stone Ocean.
  • The Dreaded: He was already dreaded enough in SC. And later everybody fears Jotaro due to his fearsome intellect and mastery of one of the most powerful Stands in the setting.
  • Eleventh Hour Ranger: In Part 6.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Despite being callous and generally kind of a jerk, he's willing to go to the depths of Cairo to stop Dio from controlling his mom.
  • Even Delinquency Has Standards/Wife-Basher Basher: Jotaro casually admits without angst that he's a bad person, but even he has lines he won't cross in his first battle with Kakyoin:
    "I, Jotaro Kujo have been labeled as a bad student. When I fight, I have to beat the other guys so bad, that some of them are still in the hospital. Some useless, arrogant teachers I personally taught a lesson, will never come back to school. I'm used to leaving without paying when a restaurant serves me bad, overpriced food. However, even I know what disgusting evil is like!! Evil is the one who preys on the weak only to serve their own interests!! And moreover to a woman! That's what you do! Hmmm...! Your Stand, neither the victim nor justice can see him or even know it exists... therefore I am the one who will judge you!"
  • Expy: Jotaro's capless scenes from the OVA are reminiscent of Kenshiro. May be intentional or not, but if it's any help, Araki himself has stated in interviews that he's a North Star fan.
    • Word of God: Jotaro's personality is based off of Clint Eastwood and the many Western movie characters he plays. This is slightly referenced in the final battle against Dio at the very end.
  • Fighting Spirit: Star Platinum, who has super-strength, speed, and precision.
  • Foreshadowing: Jojo's hat has an emblem with a "halt" or "stop" handsign. His stand shows the ability to stop time at the end of Stardust Crusaders.
  • Glass Cannon: By Stone Ocean, Star Platinum: The World's durability somehow goes from A, the highest possible rank, to E, the lowest rank a Stand could achieve.
  • Genius Bruiser: He eventually earns a Ph.D. in marine biology, but even in his later years is capable of dishing out a beating.
  • Guile Hero: Big time. Jotaro doesn't defeat the bad guys by beating the shit out of them, he does it by outsmarting them. He beats the shit out of them after they're defeated.
  • The Hero: The most active hero in the canon - he plays a significant role in three of the stories.
  • Hidden Depths: Contrary to what one would expect, he is quite learned for a violent delinquent, though he admits some of his detective skills come from watching a lot of Columbo. When the group meets her, Enya is hesitant to confront him directly because she knows he might be intelligent enough to see through her deceptions.
  • Identical Grandson: To Joseph apparently; so much so that Josuke's mother leapt onto Jotaro with a flying embrace, telling him how much she has missed him.
    • Made odd by the fact while Jotaro does resemble Joseph when he was 20 years old, Old Joseph in Stardust Crusaders (a mere 5 years after he slept with Miss Higashikata) looks nothing like his younger self.
  • In Series Nick Name: Again, JoJo.
  • Internal Homage: Star Platinum looks like an amalgamation of Bruford and the Pillar Men.
  • It's All About Me: Jotaro starts out like this, being completely self absorbed and uncaring of anyone but himself. Fortunately, thanks to his mother and the Crusaders he grows out of this trope learning to care about others.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Interestingly enough, the only time that he apparently went to prison was when he voluntarily walked into a cell.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yes, he's a street punk who beats up people for fun, and he's quick to get annoyed by people who fawn over him, but he's ultimately a good guy at heart, and he absolutely Would Not Hit a Girl. His mother alludes to this before she falls into a coma.
    • Goes into Gentle Giant territory when he runs into Josuke's mother when looking for him, despite Tomoko confusing him for Joseph and squeals with tears in his arms, the kind of thing that sends him into a angry shout. He instead calmly breaks that he is not Joseph but is here in place of him, and upon leaving, sincerely offers condolences for the trauma she has recently been through.
  • Kiai: "ORA ORA ORA ORA!"
  • Lightning Bruiser/Swiss Army Superpower: Through the Boring, but Practical application of being a spirit/ghost/thing with Super Strength and precision, Star Platinum is essentially Superman minus the eye beams:
    • Awesomeness by Analysis: Star Platinum can make a perfect photocopy of a microscopically sized fly in a photograph, that no other Stand or technology could find. That plus the fact that it was able to find said fly in the first place.
    • Improbable Aiming Skills: Seems to have really good eyesight, with which Jotaro makes some really good long distance throws.
    • In a Single Bound: Star Platinum himself can more or less fly, but like other Stand-users Jotaro can only channel his strength in bursts that allow him to leap.
    • Intangible Man: Star Platinum is usually a ghostly presence, but can be become rock solid whenever Jotaro feels like it. It's not really useful for anything other than making him portable, until Jotaro is able to channel Star Platinum within his body. At which point, Jotaro can use it to manipulate his insides or to defend from internal damage.
    • Super Speed: Can move almost instantaneously; for instance, he can retrieve items fast enough to make it seem like they teleported into Jotaro's hand. This or the momentum caused by this may be what allows him to continue moving when time is stopped.
    • Super Strength: Star Platinum can lift and throw a small building, after ripping it off the tower it was standing on.
    • Super Toughness: Jotaro is eventually able to activate Star Platinum inside of him, which gives him a generous buffer against damage. The same effect is otherwise achieved by reflexively summoning the Stand right between him and whatever is about to hit him.
      • He somehow loses this by Part 6.
    • Vacuum Mouth/Super Breath: This is what he used in order to finish Enya Geil and her Stand Justice.
  • Meaningful Name: Besides being called Jojo, Jotaro's name is a combination reference to the tarot cards in part 3, and Star Platinum's battle cry "Ora" is saying the last three letters of Jotaro's name backwards.
  • Mission Control: To Koichi in Part 5.
  • Nerves of Steel: Able to bluff Daniel J. D'Arby into folding a game of poker for the souls of himself and everyone he loves through his sheer confidence, when Daniel had the entire adventuring-party dead to all rights holding Four Kings while Jojo didn't even have a hand period.
  • Nice Hat: It's missing the back end, so it's impossible to tell where his hat ends and his hair begins.
  • Nineties Anti-Hero: He has the appearance and attitude of one, though he behaves more like a Knight in Sour Armor or a Pragmatic Hero more than anything.
  • Not Good with People: A bit more patient with animals than he is with people. This kind of attitude, unfortunately, cost the love of his daughter.
    Jotaro: (to Koichi) Eh, he [Josuke] deserved it. If you don't wanna get unnecessary attention, you [must] stop dressing like that... and that hair... I'm rather pissed at the kid as well. The turtle got killed and he didn't do a thing about it.
  • No Social Skills: Even after he stops swearing at people he has trouble picking up social cues and understanding what he's supposed to do in social interaction.
  • Older and Wiser: When he returns in Diamond is not Crash, he's more level-headed and less explosive than during his younger days.
  • Older than They Look: He appears to get younger later in the series, in spite of having a teenage daughter. Having the power of a Stand slows aging and apparently makes you younger in Jotaro's case.
  • One-Liner: One of the few cracks in his extremely stoic personality is his love of delivering hammy and downright cheesy one-liners to people he's intent on beating up. Because of this, some fans have guessed that the reason he's so silent is due to thinking up new one-liners all the time.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He has two settings: Indifferent and angry.
  • Power Up Let Down: Star Platinum: The World's time stoppage isn't as good as it sounds. It was a gamebreaker in Dio's hands because his Vampire stamina allowed him to hold the time-stop for a consistent 5-10 seconds and actually accomplish something in that time with his super-speed and super-strength. Jotaro doesn't have the constitution to use it for longer than a few seconds on average (though he can push himself if desperate), nor can he spam it like Dio could, and can only get in a couple of free attacks. He has to be a lot more strategic about using it.
    • It is also worth noting that his Stand's durability took a severe nosedive, going from A to E.
  • Rated M for Manly: The manliest 17 year-old you'll ever see.
  • Real Men Hate Affection: Deconstructed in Part 6. Stone Ocean shows that if you persist on being an emotionally-retarded fencepost who doesn't smile, cry, hug your children, and tell them that you love them, they will grow up to HATE you. In other words, emotionless and cynical Nineties Anti Heroes grow up to be loser-fathers if they remain emotionless and cynical Nineties Anti Heroes into adulthood.
  • Refusal of the Call: In the first episode of the anime, Joseph tries to recruit Jotaro to fight against Dio. Jotaro's reaction to the story pretty much sells it.
    What do you want me to say? "Okay gramps, let's go find this Dio!" Who would believe such an absurd story?!
  • School Uniforms are the New Black
    • Lampshaded when asked why he and Kakyoin are still wearing theirs on a road trip to Egypt:
    "We're students, so we should look like students."
    • It comes up again shortly after the heroes defeat ZZ. Jotaro had sacrificed his jacket to make ZZ think an attack had succeeded. As they're headed through Pakistan, Joseph expresses amazement that Jotaro was able to get a Japanese student jacket there. Jotaro simply replies, "Sheep wool" - he had one woven.
  • Series Mascot: Out of all the Jojos, he has the most appearances, having appeared in every part since his introduction up to the Cosmic Retcon usually in a major supporting role. America-wise, he's the first character that is brought up when people think of the series.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Does not exactly have the cleanest mouth in his teen years — not even his own mother is safe.
    Joseph: Jotaro, don't you dare call your mom a bitch! And, Holly, stop smiling when he calls you that!"
  • Smoking Is Cool: Cool enough to drive an opponent into insanity, even.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The first JoJo people think about in this series is Jotaro. Especially so in America, as Part 3 and the Capcom game based on it are the only things from the series officially translated into English.
  • The Stoic: He doesn't think showing emotions is necessary because he assumes people can tell what he feels by looking at him. Understandably, this causes misunderstandings with people, including with his own daughter, who assumed he didn't care about her.
    • Not So Stoic: He freaks out when his mother tries to get out of bed after she's affected by Dio's curse.
  • Time Stands Still: Star Platinum is capable of stopping time.
  • Tranquil Fury: During his battle with Dio, Jotaro often monologued about how pissed off he was and even credits his victory to that, yet the entire time he looked fairly cold and calculated as usual, to the point he lets the battle end in a honourable Mexican Standoff.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Or so Holly would like to think. However, when Alessi de-aged him to about seven years old, Jotaro was still capable of seriously pounding him, and still had his not-accepting-any-nonsense mentality. Which, given the way Set works, he must have had when he was a little kid. It's possible that he was always a mix of sweet and uncompromising, and the "uncompromising" part just worked its way to prominence without Holly taking account of it. Either that or Holly is simply in denial.
  • Weirdness Magnet
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: His own father wasn't around often, due to being a jazz musician that was frequently on tour. Not that he seems to resent him for this, but he clearly didn't understand most people need a dad while growing up. This affects his and Jolyne's relationship in Stone Ocean, as he just sort of assumed that his daughter would inherently know that his almost constant absence was to keep her and her mother out of the Stand-related trouble he regularly dealt with.
  • World's Strongest Man: Post-Part 3, but in JoJo's world, you rarely win with strength alone.
  • You Don't Look Like You: In the prequel OVAs made in 2000. Seriously, if it weren't for his outfit, Jotaro would look like a completely different character!
  • Younger than They Look: He doesn't look 17 in Part 3. This makes his appearance in Part 6 ironic, as he does actually look like as old as he should have been in Part 3.

Joseph Joestar (Stand: Hermit Purple)

See part 2

Mohammad Avdol (Stand: Magician's Red)

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (TV anime), Masashi Ebara (All-Star Battle), Akio Ohtsuka (CD drama), Kiyoshi Kobayashi (OVA), Hisao Egawa (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Chris Tergliafera (TV anime) (English)

An Egyptian fortuneteller befriended by Joseph. He is named after Paula Abdul.

Wields the Stand Magician's Red, named after the Magician tarot card, capable of generating fire-based attacks. These attacks are often used at a distance, and are still decently effective at short range. Avdol eventually learns to turn his fire into different shapes and launch them at high speeds.
  • Badass
  • Big Badass Bird of Prey: Magician's Red, which takes the form of a majestic falcon or Phoenix.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Twice! First, against Hol Horse and J. Geil's Hanged Man; later by Vanilla Ice.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
  • Color Character: Magician's Red. Avdol is also associated with the color himself given all the red he wears.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Yeah, he was Saved by the Fans, but eventually he got killed so fast, he barely had time to react and save Polnareff.
  • Ethnic Magician
  • Finger Wag: Accompanied by a "tsk tsk tsk"
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
  • Fortune Teller: Averted; he is an avid fortune-teller, but he avoids all the personality traits associated with the trope.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He could have theoretically saved himself, but decided to save Polnareff instead, at the cost of his own life.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: During his fight with Judgment he reveals he's been holding back as he was guarding his injured shoulder. While the enemy stand was initially beating him and Polnareff, Magician's Red crushes its shoulder and arm in one hit after this revelation.
  • Large Ham: Strangely, he's at his hammiest when he's explaining something.
  • Mr. Exposition
  • Not Quite Dead: That headshot that caused his first death actually only scratched him.
  • Playing with Fire: Magician's Red's power is fire-based.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When DIO is recruiting Stand users he approached Avdol. As soon as Avdol sees DIO's hair tentacles, he jumps through a window and high tails it rather than join or fight him.
  • The Smart Guy: Well, at least to a bigger extent than the rest of the guys(except Polnareff). He's the resident exposition guy and also the team's main guide in the different countries they visit.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Any possible iteration of M(o/u)ha(m/mm)(a/e)d A(b/v)d(o/u)l. According to the way his name is written in the original Japanese (モハメド・アヴドゥル), it's supposed to be Mohamed Avdul.
  • The Stoic: Downplayed, Avdol keeps a stone faced calmness, but he's able to emote well with his companions and ham it up when necessary.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Magician. Avdol actually shows many of the positive aspects of the Magician — initiative, confidence, manipulation, and realizing one's potential. He also represents the Magician's being Tarot I, Avdol is the first person to properly use his Stand, the first person to start a fight in Stardust Crusaders, the first to meet DIO, and the first of the Crusaders to die.

Noriaki Kakyoin (Stand: Hierophant Green)

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (TV anime), Koji Yusa (All-Star Battle), Show Hayami (CD drama), Hirotaka Suzuoki (OVA), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (TV anime) (English)

A high school student who is temporarily mind-controlled by one of Dio's flesh buds. Once freed, he joins the JoJo team in their quest to defeat Dio and save Holly Joestar.

Wields the Stand Hierophant Green, named after the Hierophant card, which can generate emerald-based attacks and stretch itself. Most notably, it can leak a strange fluid from his hands, which can then be solidified and be shot out at high-speeds, ripping anyone who crosses its path to shreds.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Goes from having bright pink hair in the manga to brown hair in the OVA.
  • Anti-Villain: Type IV when he was introduced. Kakyoin was never evil, just brainwashed by DIO's flesh buds.
  • Badass Baritone: The new TV anime gives him a rather deep voice.
  • Bishōnen: Though only in comparison to the other main characters. The art style of Part 3 doesn't make him look particularly "pretty", but he's less "built like a tractor" than every other guy in this series and he has quite a few female admirers In-Universe. Fanartists like to portray him as a completely straight example.
    • This is, however, played quite straight when Araki draws him in his new art style.
  • Blob Monster: Hierophant Green.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The first of DIO's mind slaves that was introduced.
  • Cassandra Truth: During the Death 13 arc no one will believe him that the baby that's with them is the Stand user.
  • Casting Gag: He is voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa, who plays Makoto Itou, who also ends up killed by Sekai
  • The Charmer: Kakyoin is handsome, calm, polite, and friendly, which comes in handy, because he usually is the one who has to clean up Jotaro's messes.
  • Chick Magnet
  • Crazy Enough to Work: His plan to defeat Steely Dan's The Lover's is to have Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot to shrink to a microscopic level and enter Joseph's blood stream to perform brain surgery...Yes, seriously.
  • Combat Tentacles: Hierophant Green can disassemble itself into tendrils to attack and block.
  • Color Character: Hierophant Green, and Kakyoin always wears his custom green school uniform.
  • Cool Shades: Gets a pair after he gets scars across his eyes from N'Dour.
  • Defeat Means Friendship; Justified. Kakyoin was never evil, only brainwashed.
  • Dying Clue: Provides the heroes with vital information on the nature of Dio's powers.
  • Fighting Spirit: Hierophant Green, a humanoid Stand with the same coloration as a watermelon. Capable of crawling inside people and controlling them. For a more direct approach, blasts opponents with Chunks of Glowing Crystals Forged from Pure Will. Call it a Beam Spam variant.
  • Friendless Background: Notes that he doesn't feel like he can relate to people without Stands, and thus never really had the desire to make friends most of his life.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Mainly because he was never evil in the first place.
  • Irony: When he was evil, Kakyoin used his Stand to turn people into his puppets, while at the same time, Kakyoin himself was just a mere puppet of DIO.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: Thanks to Death 13's amnesia powers only him and Mannish Boy remember their fight.
  • Gemstone Assault: "Emerald Splash!"
  • Kick the Dog: To prove himself a part of DIO's Junior League of Evil, Brainwashed-Kakyoin's first action was to force a nurse to rip out a few students' eyes.
  • Killed Off for Real: Which carries over into the fighting game; apparently, Kakyoin is destined to die no matter the circumstances.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Sort of. While evil, Kakyoin forced a nurse to rip out some helpless student's eyes; fast forward to Egypt, and N'Dour almost fatally blinds him.
  • Last Breath Bullet: And wasn't even aimed at Dio Brando, but still proved pivotal in defeating him.
  • The Lancer: Becomes this to Jotaro after Jotaro saves him from Dio's flesh bud.
  • Likes Older Women: Briefly mentioned that Jotaro's mother was beautiful. This became a bit of a meme among JoJo fans.
  • Mr. Fanservice: "He's the only reason women watch this show!"
  • Mr Seahorse/Homosexual Reproduction: Infamously in a doujin made by CLAMP, where he magically spawns an egg overnight which contains his and Jotaro's baby.
  • My Fist Forgives You: Does this after Polnaraff acknowledges that he let his desire for revenge get to during the Hanged Man fight.
  • Nerves of Steel: Kakyoin always stays calm and reliable no matter how pear-shaped the situation is. He's even able to keep his cool while dying, and deduce the power of DIO's Stand at the same time.
  • New Transfer Student: How he's first introduced and to make it obvious that he was evil.
  • Nice Guy: Probably the most easy-going member of Team JoJo.
  • Obviously Evil: When he was brainwashed.
  • People Puppets: Hierophant Green's most amoral power is that it can force itself into someone, turning them into Kakyoin's meat puppets.
  • School Uniforms are the New Black: Kakyoin is unusually attached to his school uniform - he even sunbathes in it.
  • Spiritual Successor: To the Zeppeli bloodline. He fits all of the criteria from sacrificing his life to give the hero the clue needed to defeat the Big Bad from having his good ending being dying, even in non-canon works and adaptations.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cherries. For some reason, he has this repulsive habit of sticking out his tongue and rolling the fruit around on it ("rerorerorerorero") before eating it. He's also got a pair of cherry themed earrings.
  • Weirdness Magnet
  • Wimpification: Probably the most infamous case within Jojo's large Yaoi fandom. The fact that CLAMP partook in it didn't help.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He won't hurt Mannish Boy because he's a baby, but that doesn't mean that Kakyoin will let him be a Karma Houdini.
  • Written by the Winners: When he's brainwashed, he justifies his evil saying that since he's going to win, history will make him into a hero. Jotaro shuts him up.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Shows up as brown in the OV As and red in All-Star Battle but is properly pink in the anime.

Jean-Pierre Polnareff (Stand: Silver Chariot/Requiem, Mr. President)

Voiced by: Fuminori Komatsu (TV anime), Hiroaki Hirata (All-Star Battle), Ken Yamaguchi (CD drama), Katsuji Mori (OVA), Tsutomu Tareki (Heritage for the Future video game), Akira Negishi (Vento Aureo video game)

Another victim to Dio's mind-control buds. Once he is freed by Jotaro and company, he tags along, in the hopes of finding the man who raped and murdered his sister in cold blood. Hot-headed, impulsive, and a bit dim, Polnareff is more often than not the receiving end of the current enemy's stand and foreign toilets. Nevertheless, his sheer determination and effectiveness in battle make him a valuable addition to Team Joestar, whether the rest of his teammates admit it or not. He is named after Michel Polnareff.

His stand, Silver Chariot, named after the Chariot card, has the ability to move at incredibly high speeds and is exceedingly skilled with its rapier, to the point of generating completely solid after-images, and catching 5 flying coins on its rapier. When it removes its armor, it sacrifices its decent durability for even higher speeds and can move at the speed of light. However, unlike most close-range humanoid Stands, Polnareff can't see through its eyes and has to be able to watch the combat himself to direct it effectively.

Iggy (Stand: The Fool)

Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba (All-Star Battle)

A Boston terrier granted sapience following the acquisition of his stand. He is named after Iggy Pop. He is a haughty and rude dog, and sees humans as monsters for how badly they treated him. Over the course of the story, he begins to make friends with the crew, and after the loss of his front right leg, resolves to take down Dio with the gang.

His stand, the Fool, has the ability to shape-shift sand into a variety of objects, such as a hang glider. In the desert, Iggy always has a tactical advantage.


Holly Kujo, née Joestar

Voiced by: Reiko Takagi (TV anime), Rika Fukami (CD drama), Rei Sakuma (OVA episodes 1-3), Arisa Ando (OVA episode 11 onward) (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (TV anime) (English)

The daughter of Joseph and Suzi Q and mother of Jotaro. She develops a stand along with the other Joestars, but due to her low power, it is both too weak to fully manifest but strong enough to sap her life force and act as a debilitating illness.
  • The Cameo: She has a non-spoken cameo as a little girl during the first TV anime's epilogue.
  • Green Thumb: Considering he Stand had vines growing out of her, its presumed this is what it could've been if she had more fighting power.
  • Daddy's Girl
  • Doting Parent: Bordering on My Beloved Smother, at least in Jotaro's opinion.
  • Ill Girl: Her Stand-related illness is what drives the plot in Part 3.
  • Mum Looks Like A Sister: She doesn't look (or act) at all like a woman in her 40s.
  • Nice Girl: Indeed and a plot point toward Kakyoin's Heel-Face Turn.
  • The Pollyanna: Keeps a cheerful disposition even though her husband is frequently away and her son is cold towards her.
  • Power Incontinence: Lacks the fighting power necessary to maintain a Stand and as such it's slowly sapping away her life force.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only seen at the beginning of the story. But its her illness that puts more urgency into finding Dio before her Stand kills her.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Her name is spelled variously as Holly or Holy depending on the translation. Most fan translations and the OVA dub use Holly, which is supported by the plant-like nature of her Stand and the fact that Holly benefits from being an actual name. The official manga translation and various side merchandise use Holy, which is supported by her choice of Japanese name since the Japanese words for "holly" and "holy" are very different. The 2014 anime's official subs compromise by naming her Holly and explaining that it's derived from "holy" versus the plant.
  • Spoiled Sweet
  • Stacy's Mom: Kakyoin is a bit sweet on her, leading to many MILF-chaser Kakyoin jokes by the fanbase.
  • Stepford Smiler: Puts on a brave face because she doesn't want her family to worry about her.


Voiced: Rie Kugimiya (TV anime), Konami Yoshida (CD drama), Junko Takeuchi (Heritage for the Future video game)

A runaway girl with no name given that tags along with the heroes, while being a minor annoyance in their travels.

  • Adaptation Expansion: When she is sent back to Hong Kong after the fight with ZZ, all that consists of that moment is a brief mention in a single panel in the manga which some may easily miss and wonder what happened to her as she completely disappears afterwards. In the tv anime, a proper farewell of her boarding and flying on a plane was added, along with a notably mature lecture given by Joseph on their mission and why she can't come along with them.
  • Boisterous Weakling: While she's certainly feisty, as a little girl without a Stand, there's not a lot she can actually do in a fight.
  • Dirty Kid: That girl sells porn magazines.
  • The Load: Except while the heroes are in Singapore, she always gets attacked, and the situation with ZZ makes it abundantly clear that she's only hampering Jotaro's quest. In fact, they knew this back in Singapore, and thought they could safely leave her there without her following. Nope. However, after defeating ZZ, they get her on a plane back to Hong Kong, so she definitely can't chase them.
  • No Name Given: In the manga, she's just known as the "runaway girl". In fact, her name is not even given in the character catalogues that usually give names to characters and Stands left nameless in the series.
  • Shower Scene: Which Forever peeps on.
  • Put on a Plane: She's put on a plane after she proves to be too much of a load.
  • Precocious Crush: For Jotaro.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: She initially poses as a boy when stowing away on the heroes' ship.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She basically fills the role that Poco from Part 1 and Smokey from Part 2 had.
  • Tagalong Kid: A Deconstruction. A kid might be nice for morale, but she's going to be utterly useless if there's a fight to be had. Worse, she's usually used as the bait.

Suzi Q

See part 2


  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Some of them; Oingo, Boingo, Hol Horse, and Nukesaku in particular are extremely incompetent.
  • Monster Mash: Most of the enemy stands are based on classic and slasher horror movie monsters/antagonists.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: In terms of power and competency, Dio's Stand users, despite their metaphysical abilities, are far lower than the Pillar Men in overall competency. The majority are either annoyances or somewhat difficult adversaries. The exceptions are Pet Shop and Vanilla Ice, who prove to be extremely lethally competent in their work.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: Most of the enemies range from somewhat effective for a while to completely uselss, which makes Vanilla Ice and Pet Shop's killings all the more jarring.
  • Villain of the Week: Many of the enemy stands come off as this, especially in the manga, where some are just speed bumps that are minor annoyances to the plot, especially Boingo and Oingo, who aren't even noticed by the protagonists.

Dio Brando (Stand: The World)

See part 1

Gray Fly (Stand: Tower of Gray)

Voiced by: Katsumi Cho (TV anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game)

An assassin of Dio, who poses as one of the passengers on the plane that the Joestars attempt to fly to Africa with. He is named after Glenn Frey.

His stand, Tower of Grey, takes the shape of a small, but extremely fast and sharp tongued beetle, effectively making it a flying dagger.

  • Bald of Evil
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Stand, Tower Of Gray, takes the form of a large Stag Beetle.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Just in case he lost, Gray Fly killed all of the plane's pilots and sabotaged the controls to either kill or slow down Team Joestar.
  • Evil Old Folks
  • For the Evulz: Flat out admits that he does what he does because he wants to create the misfortune the Tower Arcana represents.
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
  • Fragile Speedster: His Stand is fast to the point where it can dodge Star Platinum's attacks, but since it's a beetle that zooms in a straight path, Kakyoin is able to defeat it easily.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: He disguises himself as a normal passenger that all of Team Joestar pass off as an innocent old man.
  • Karmic Death: His favorite method of murder was ripping out peoples' tongues. Kakyoin kills him by ripping out his tongue.
  • Kick the Dog: As a part of DIO's Legion of Doom, he's contractually obligated to do this. He kills a whole row of passengers just because he could.
  • Large Ham: His Famous Last Words were nothing but pure ham.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: His M.O. He goes onto some form of public transportation like a plane, train, or bus, then makes it crash while making it look like it was caused by bad driving and so on.
  • Nested Mouths: Tower of Grey attacks with an Alien-like one.
  • The Nondescript: An oddity for this fabulous series, Gray Fly looks completely normal, helping his disguise.
  • Psycho for Hire
  • Starter Villain: The first truly antagonistic Stand User to block the Joestars.
  • Super Speed: Tower of Gray is faster than Star Platinum.
  • Tongue Trauma: Prefers killing people by ripping out their tongues.
  • Villainous Valor: Even after he begins dying from having his tongue ripped out, he gets back up and attempts to stall the heroes so they would all die in the plane crash.
  • Undying Loyalty: The first of many to show complete devotion to DIO.

Captain Tennille Imposter (Stand: Dark Blue Moon)

Voiced by: Tessho Genda (TV anime), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game)

An assassin of Dio who kills and takes the identity of a captain of a ship that the Joestars ride on. He is named after Captain and Tennille.

His stand, Dark Blue Moon, allows him to control water currents.

Forever (Stand: Strength)

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (TV anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game)

A sapient orangutan. His stand is a freighter ship; he can control every single part of it. He is named after the Into a Circle song "Forever". Wu-Tang Clan's album of the same name.

  • Berserk Button: His intelligence being insulted.
  • Badass Longcoat: After revealing himself, Forever begins wearing a captain's coat.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After he reveals himself as Strength's user, he puts on a nice admiral outfit complete with a pipe to create an Insane Admiral motif.
  • Freighter Fu: Trying to figure out where Strength's kill zone is? Try the whole blasted ship, no matter where Forever actually is! If only because Strength is the ship. Loading hooks, bulkheads, fire hoses, even shards from a previously unbroken window...That freighter is Forever's personal murder factory.
  • Genius Loci: Strength takes the form of a freighter which Forever can control in any way he pleases, from controlling some hooks to making the Stand absorb people into itself, to allowing Forever to fuse into the Stand itself.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Smokes a captain's pipe after The Reveal.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Forever started off his attempt to kill Team Joestar by pretending to be a normal orangutan, which worked back in the eighties because no one knew animals could have Stands back then or that getting a Stand gave an animal sapience.
  • Intellectual Animal: He shows off to Jotaro by solving a Rubik's Cube in what is presumably less than two minutes.
  • Interspecies Lust: An orangutan who likes human pornography, and has molestation intentions towards the runaway girl? You came just in time, Jotaro. The creepiest thing is that this actually isn't too unusual for wild orangutans in real life.
  • Kick the Dog: Was killing those poor sailors in such painful ways really necessary?
  • Maniac Monkeys: Or a maniac ape, in this case.
  • Nice Hat: His Admiral's hat, which he wears after The Reveal.
  • Villains Want Mercy: After Jotaro overpowers Strength, Forever begs for mercy. He doesn't get it.

Devo the Cursed (Stand: Ebony Devil)

Voiced by: Shouto Kashii (TV anime), Unshō Ishizuka (All-Star Battle), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game)
Ebony Devil: Shouto Kashii (TV anime), Eiji Miyashita (All-Star Battle)

A shaman and assassin working for Dio. He is named after Devo (or in the Viz translation, for the Santana song "Soul Sacrifice").

His stand, Ebony Devil, allows him to grow stronger with grudges.

Rubber Soul (Stand: Yellow Temperance)

Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (TV anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game)

A mercenary of Dio's who uses his Stand to pose as Kakyoin during the party's stay in Singapore. He is named after The Beatles album Rubber Soul.

His stand, Yellow Temperance, takes the form of a blob-like substance that can change its consistency and appearance to anything he chooses. It allows him to perfectly mimic anyone he sees physically, though he still needs to act like him. His odd behaviors and antagonistic attitude eventually give him away.
  • Bad Acting: When disguised as Kakyoin, he doesn't even try to act intelligent and reasonable like he normally should, but very barbaric and vulgar.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: While Rubber Soul is a narcissistic, greedy, and petty coward, his power relies on eating things to keep it active.
  • Bishōnen: A big part of his narcissism is that he looks handsome. He tends to disguise himself as vulgar parodies of people he's copied.
  • Blob Monster: Yellow Temperance itself.
  • Dirty Coward: Tries to surprise Jotaro with a sneak attack after getting caught in the water.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Well, his Stand is.
  • Gratuitous English: DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
  • Kick the Dog: Or rather, eat the dog.
  • Narcissist: He views himself as being beautiful, which why he acts very vulgar as other people, as he considers them to be less so.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: Yellow Temperance can change its consistency to anything Rubber Soul wants. Texture, resilience, conductivity — infinite control over all of them, so there's no way to harm it. Why the "nigh"? Because Rubber Soul himself ISN'T invincible.
  • Smug Snake: When he's punched, he spills the info on the other Stand users to save his skin. He also expects Jotaro to go light on him with the excuse of joking around.

Hol Horse (Stand: Emperor)

Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (TV anime), Hochu Otsuka (All-Star Battle), Keiichi Nanba (CD drama), Norio Wakamoto (OVA), Yoshito Yasuhara (Heritage for the Future video game)

An ambitious gunslinger mercenary of Dio's. He's initially partnered with J. Geil, but later teams up with Boingo. He is named after Full Force.

His stand, the Emperor, manifests itself as a gun. It can shoot bullets. Bullets which he can actually direct in flight.

J. Geil (Stand: Hanged Man)

Voiced by: Takuya Kirimoto (TV anime), Fumihiko Tachiki (All-Star Battle), Shigeru Chiba (CD drama), Mugihito (OVA), Yoshito Yasuhara (Heritage for the Future video game)

A mercenary of Dio as well as Enya's son. He is the one who killed Polnareff's sister and is later partnered with Hol Horse. He is named after the J. Geils Band.

His stand, Hanged Man, can travel between the reflections in objects, and will stab you from them. Its true form is a small spark of light that had to physically jump from reflection to reflection.

Nena (Stand: Empress)

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Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (TV anime), Megumi Toyoguchi (OVA), Junko Takeuchi (Heritage for the Future video game)

An assassin of Dio that poses as a woman attempting to flirt with the Joestar company. She is named after Nena.

Her stand, Empress, manifests itself as a living growth on a person's body, manipulating and controlling their every move and growing stronger over time.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
  • Bloody Murder: In order for Empress to work she has to infect her target with her blood.
  • Body Horror: Empress essentially subsumes whomever it parasitizes. It starts off looking like a scab, but as it eats, it gets more and more humanoid, and more resolute to eat its host. Ultimately, it's revealed that the real Nena isn't the Indian woman the heroes met, but a short fat white woman who was wearing that Indian woman's skin as a disguise. It gets worse when you consider that this is probably the ultimate fate of Empress's victims.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Empress eats its victims from the inside out.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the OVA, she's just a Satellite Love Interest for Hol Horse to take advantage of and not a Stand User.
  • Gonk: Her real form is an ugly, big-headed, short woman hiding in whatever body she is in at the time.
  • Manipulative Bitch
  • Underestimating Badassery: Wrongly assumed Joseph was nothing more than a senile old man with a weak stand. She meets her demise when he outsmarts her.

ZZ (Stand: Wheel of Fortune)

Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (TV anime)
An assassin of Dio who ambushes the Joestars while they are driving in a car. He is named after ZZ Top.

His stand, Wheel of Fortune, takes the shape of a car that he can control.
  • All There in the Manual: His name comes from supplementary materials; his name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Badass Driver
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: When he thinks he's slain Jotaro, he points his finger at the reader and declares "I win! This is the end of Part 3 of JoJo!"
    • Of course, it's followed by a not-so-dead Jotaro replying "Oh yeah? Then who's gonna be the new main character? You better not say you."
  • Car Fu: His Stand lets him perform unusual feats with his car, such as driving on walls, shapeshifting, and shooting bullets of gasoline.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: After being defeated, he is tied up to a rock and gagged, and the heroes put a sign which reads:I am training, please do not disturb me.
  • Cool Car: Played straight then subverted. Wheel of Fortune starts at as a badass car then after ZZ's defeat his car is revealed to be a piece of crap.
  • Feet of Clay: The second type: the heroes just see his muscular arms at first, but it turns out the whole rest of him is scrawny, and he's a total coward once his Stand is defeated.
  • Gonk: With his unusual hairstyle, scrawny body, and disproportionately beefy arms, he's quite an odd-looking fellow.
  • One-Winged Angel
  • Shout-Out: The whole fight is basically an extended reference to "Killer Car" movies, with two in particular. The shape of Wheel of Fortune's normal sedan form is reminiscent of The Car, and several moments in the arc are lifted wholesale from Duel
  • This Was His True Form: After ZZ's defeat Wheel of Fortune leaves his car, revealing it to be an old clunker.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Wheel of Fortune

Enya Geil (Stand: Justice)

Voiced by: Reiko Suzuki (TV anime), Katsue Miwa (All-Star Battle), Rika Fukami (OVA), Sanae Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)

Mother of J. Geil and one of Dio's more loyal followers. She is named after Enya.

Her stand, Justice, can control dead bodies by inhabiting them with a strange mist-like substance.

Steely Dan (Stand: Lovers)

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (TV anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game)

A mercenary hired by Dio to kill Enya in case she told anything about his secrets and holds Joseph hostage. He is named after Steely Dan. He also sells overpriced kebab to foreigners.

His stand, Lovers, allows him to enter a person's body and increase their pain receptors until they die, forcing Jotaro to bend to his will.
  • Bishōnen
  • Dirty Coward: Since his Stand allows him to have the other person suffer more than him, he abuses the fact that he's invincible, only to beg once that's no longer an option.
  • Dub Name Change: To Rubber Soul. A Dub Induced Plothole and a nonsense aversion of One Steve Limit is avoided only by the fact that the name of Yellow Temperance's User is never actually uttered or printed in either version of the manga. It's only in supplementary material and the video games.
    • Dan of Steel for the anime.
  • Evil Is Petty
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Lovers enters Joseph's body to hold him hostage, and in order to defeat him, Kakyoin and Polnareff have to shrink their Stands down and fight him inside Joseph's head.
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His stand is literally the weakest stand ever, being able to be crushed between two fingers. His stand's ability, however, is frighteningly effective.
  • Jerkass: Goes out of his way to abuse Jotaro while keeping Joseph hostage with Lovers.
  • Me's a Crowd: The Lovers can used dead tissue to make copies of itself.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: A very satisfying one to boot given all the crap he put Jotaro through once his stand is beaten. So much so that three pages are dedicated to him getting the stuffing beaten out of him by Star Platinum before he's sent flying into a wall.
  • Synchronization: Lovers attaches itself to its victim and transfers and multiplies any damage done to Steely Dan to the other person, making it impossible to hurt him while it's in effect.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Dan claims that his Stand is the weakest one, but even if other Stand users manage to directly fight it, Lovers is still very tricky and can put up a good fight.

Arabia Fats (Stand: The Sun)

Voiced by: Manabu Sakamaki (TV anime), Wataru Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)

An assassin of Dio who attacks the Joestars while in the desert. He is named after Fats Domino.

His stand, the Sun, is a replica of the sun that exposes victims to intense desert heat 24/7.
  • All There in the Manual: His name comes from supplementary materials; his name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In spite of the sheer power exhibited by The Sun, Jotaro takes him down with a solitary rock. Admittedly, it was thrown by Star Platinum, but still...
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Sun plays the part of a second sun, the whole idea being to warm Arabia Fats's victims unto death by hyperthermia. Of course, the actual sun can't shoot lasers...
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: If the extremely high heat wasn't enough, it has the ability to fire lasers, making it one of the strongest offensive Stands in Part 3.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The Sun Stand disguises itself by pretending to be the real Sun floating above the Crusaders.
  • Glass Cannon: The Sun is ridiculously powerful, with its intense heat and its laser attack. Arabia, on the other hand, isn't.
  • Power Of The Sun: His stand generates a second sun hot enough to melt scorpions.
  • Weirdness Magnet

Mannish Boy (Stand: Death 13)

Death 13 voiced by: Ikue Otani (TV Anime), Miki Nagasawa (Heritage for the Future video game)

An intelligent infant who attacks the Joestars in their dreams with his dream-invading Stand. He is named after the Muddy Waters song "Mannish Boy".

His stand, Death 13, can invade and control dreams.

Cameo (Stand: Judgment)

Voiced by: Kinryū Arimoto (TV anime), Ryūzaburō Ōtomo (All-Star Battle), Wataru Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)

An assassin of Dio who attempts to lead Polnareff away from the group in order to kill him alone. He is named after Cameo.

Judgement has the ability to grant wishes, but with one troubling (and often times fatal) flaw.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Judgment's power is to animate the earth to apparently fulfill a victim's wishes.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Of the dirt variety, using it to build his golems.
  • Gratuitous English: HAIL 2 U!
  • Jackass Genie: Aside from the whole "granting wishes by just making things out of dirt" thing, which makes the treasure Polnareff wishes for worthless, when he wishes for his sister and Avdol to come back to life, they appear as hostile zombies.

Midler (Stand: High Priestess)

Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (TV anime), Miki Nagasawa (Heritage for the Future video game)

An assassin who attempts to kill the Joestars while they're in a submarine. She is named after Bette Midler.

Her stand, High Priestess, has the ability to form metals, like zinc or iron, into inorganic objects.
  • Ascended Extra: Between the manga and the Capcom fighting game.
  • Dub Name Change: The Crunchyroll subs call her Rose, referencing Bette Midler's hit song "The Rose".
  • Extra Ore Dinary
  • The Ghost/The Faceless: The entire battle against her is just against her Stand; the heroes only find her after defeating her, and all the reader gets to see is her legs poking out from under her clothes and her hair. Which could be a good thing considering Abdul says that all her teeth were broken from the battle.
    • Araki ultimately designs an appearance for her in a side video game, showing that she is, in fact, quite the looker.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Not apparent in the manga, but the video game shows that she's a beautiful woman in Belly Dancer clothing.
  • Oh Crap: Not herself, but she starts out as a small Stand; the revelation that she's turned into a large face is a mass Oh Crap moment.
  • Unexpected Character: She's a playable character in the Capcom-produced fighting game. In light of the above, Araki had to develop her appearance from elsewhere — namely, the willing victims that Hol Horse found in Dio's mansion.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: The High Priestess has the power to manipulate anything mineral-based.
  • Weirdness Magnet

N'Dour (Stand: Geb)

Voiced by: Koji Tanaka (OVA), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game)

A blind stand user. He is named after Youssou N'Dour.

His stand, Geb, has the ability to control water and shoot it at high speeds, capable of severing flesh and bone.

Boingo (Stand: Thoth)

Voiced by: Takahiro Fujimoto (All-Star Battle), Sanae Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)

The younger of two brothers that attempt to attack the Joestars, he later partners up with Hol Horse. He and Oingo are named after Oingo Boingo (or, in the Viz translation, after The Police album Zenyattà Mondatta).

His Stand manifests itself as a comic book that can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Whether or not he can follow through with said predictions is another thing.

Oingo (Stand: Khnum)

Voiced by: Hisayoshi Suganuma (All-Star Battle), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game)

The elder of two brothers that attempts to attack the Joestars. He and Boingo are named after Oingo Boingo (or, in the Viz translation, after The Police album Zenyattà Mondatta).

His stand, Khnum, allows him to disguise himself as anyone in the world, altering his face, size, and even smell to fool his opponents.
  • Dub Name Change: To Zenyatta.
  • Genre Savvy: He's well aware that while Thoth's prophecies always come true, they don't always come true in the way that he would like them to. When Thoth reveals that Jotaro will be blown up by a bomb hidden in an orange, Oingo becomes very nervous when he uses his Stand to disguise himself as Jotaro.
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
  • Prophecy Twist: While he immediately realizes that one is coming beforehand, and does everything he can to get out of it, the twist still blindsides him.
  • The Unfought: The heroes never realize they're being attacked by him!
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: His Stand lets him do this as long as the end result is still humanoid. He can't alter or generate clothes, but he can resculpt his hair to resemble a hat.

Caravan Serai/Chaka/Khan /Jean-Pierre Polnareff (Stand: Anubis)

Chaka and Khan voiced by: Takashi Nagasako (Heritage for the Future video game)

Anubis is a malevolent Stand inhabiting an Ancient Egyptian sword that possesses whoever holds it. His previous wielders, Caravan Serai, Chaka, and Khan were named after Santana album Caravanserai and Chaka Khan, respectively.
  • All There in the Manual: The names Caraven Serai and Khan come from supplementary materials; their names aren't revealed in the manga proper.
  • And I Must Scream: Ends up at the bottom of a river, unable to do anything until it rusts away.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Anubis claims to never lose to the same opponent twice, since it analyzes its opponents' strengths and weaknesses from the first fight and memorizes their techniques.
  • Blood Knight: It really loves fighting.
  • Death by Irony: Anubis is named for the Egyptian god of embalming. It dies by rusting away.
  • Evil Weapon
  • Intangibility: The blade can pass through solid objects, cutting only what it wants to.
  • Talking Weapon

Mariah (Stand: Bast)

Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa (Heritage for the Future video game)

A dark-skinned woman who attacks Joseph and Avdul with her magnetic Stand. She is named after Mariah Carey.

Her stand, Bast, has the ability to give people a magnetic center, causing metal to slowly drift towards them and build speed.

Alessi (Stand: Sethan)

Voiced by: Tsutomu Tareki (Heritage for the Future video game)

An assassin of Dio that attacks Jotaro and Polneraff, who will only fight people who are weaker than him. He is named after the Alessi Brothers.

His stand, Sethan, has the ability to turn adults into children.
  • Ax-Crazy: Literally.
  • Casting a Shadow: Sethan takes the form of Alessi's shadow, which de-ages anyone who touches it. It's also used as a standard weapon in the Capcom Fighting Game.
  • Catch Phrase: "Such a good boy!" Whether referring to himself (anything but good) or his victims.
  • Dirty Coward: Even if he's de-aged a victim, he still has to break out an axe to dispatch them. He has a submachine gun, too, but that's only for when he's in a hurry.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When he first appears, Alessi establishes his Would Hurt a Child character when he smacks a four year old kid who had simply ran and spilled food all over his clothes by accident.
  • Fountain of Youth: Sethan does this to Alessi's victims, all the way to toddlerhood... or fetus-hood, if they stay really long. It doesn't help that Alessi just loves to ravage the weak.
  • Psycho for Hire: He and J.Geil are easily the most kill-happy of Dio's servants.
  • Shout-Out: He does a variation of Jack Nicholson's "Heeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" bit from The Shining at one point.
  • Weirdness Magnet
  • Would Hit a Girl: Implied heavily, since an unrelated woman was turned into a fetus by his power and the slightest harm, intentional or unintentional, would hurt her severely.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Even worse, an unrelated woman turned into a fetus via his Stand powers at one point.

Daniel J. D'Arby (Stand: Osiris)

Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (All-Star Battle), Kenji Utsumi (OVA), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game)

A gambler that the Joestars fight in order to know the location of Dio's mansion. He is the older brother of Terrence. He is named after Terence Trent D'Arby.

His stand, Osiris, has the ability to steal one's soul when they admit defeat in their heart. He facilitates this through gambling, stealing the victim's soul when he wins.
  • Affably Evil: While he is an outright cheater who collects souls, he is willing to let the group go if they declined to continue and is only interested in a cheap thrill in gambling when not fighting for Dio.
    • He also keeps the souls he collects dormant, while his brother has them completely aware of their situations. Souls to him are only collateral, as he enjoys gambling over childish obsessions.
  • Badass Mustache
  • Berserk Button: Mispronouncing his name.
  • Break the Haughty: One of the best remembered examples in the series, Jotaro shatters his sheer confidence and sanity utterly through a bluff.
  • The Collector: He collects souls, but he keeps them dormant, preferring the thrill of gambling to the obsession of collecting people, unlike his brother.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: What separates himself from Terrence is that he keeps his collection dormant, preferring gambling over an obsession of collection.
    • He also uses cunning when cheating, especially against Joseph, who excels at underhanded tactics. In contrast, Terrence uses his Mind Reading power as a crutch, while claiming to not cheat.
  • The Gambler: It's implied he managed to make a quite a comfortable living thanks to this trope, even before acquiring his Stand power. Of course, he may have had Osiris from birth. A comment Terrence makes about an event that happened about a decade earlier suggests that they had Stands even back then, before Enya ever met Dio or acquired an Arrow from Diavolo.
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: Osris, which attracted a lot of gambling attention.
  • Gratuitous English: "Good!"
  • It's a Wonderful Failure: In the Capcom Fighting game, his only role is to appear in the Continue screen while the dizzy character stands on a spotlight. If you continue, he'll give you a thumbs up. If you let the timer run out, he turns your character into a poker chip.
  • Lost Him in a Card Game: Betting with him isn't exactly recommended.
    • He loses in one of the most epic ways possible.
  • Most Common Card Game: He plays Jotaro in a game of poker, and loses in the most spectacular fashion possible.
  • Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: He lives by this rule, and outright admits that he cheats, seeing it as simply another part of the game. He even compliments Jotaro for being able to catch him. Unfortunately for his opponents who may try to cheat, Osiris will take effect whether somebody else notices the cheat or not.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A truly epic one.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: The results of someone losing in a gamble is their soul taken by his Stand into a gambling chip.
    • Though in contrast to his brother, he lets them remain unconscious till they're returned.

Pet Shop (Stand: Horus)

A sapient hawk working for Dio. Brutal, cold, and merciless, he fights Iggy after he stumbles across the location of Dio's castle. He is named after the Pet Shop Boys.

His stand, Horus, can control and manipulate ice.
  • Angry Guard Hawk
  • Big Badass Bird of Prey
  • An Ice Person: Horus's ability is ice related.
  • Cool Pet
  • Dem Bones: Horus is a half-frozen, skeletal bird of prey.
  • Determinator: He does not stop chasing Iggy until he dies.
  • Early Bird Cameo: Makes a small appearance in Episode 5 of the anime, replacing the generic parrot perched on Dio's shoulder in the manga, as Araki was yet to plan out the character of Pet Shop at that point.
  • Evil Counterpart: Can be considered this to Iggy: An Intellectual Animal Stand-user that fills a sort of Team Pet role. The difference? Pet Shop is evil.
  • Evil Virtues: Determination. Pet Shop is dedicated to keeping his master's location a secret, and doesn't only target trespassers, but also people deliberately scouting the mansion.
  • Feathered Fiend: A super-fast hawk and a Sadist to boot.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Iggy bites his beak closed before he can fire his ice bolt, which causes it to burst inside his own head.
  • Intellectual Animal: Even though we never know what it's thinking, it's clear that he is much smarter than an average bird.
  • Kick the Dog: Kills and eats a dog in front of its owner.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Especially after the comical duo of Boingo and Hol Horse. Pet Shop has quite the kill count for a bird, killing two dogs as well as a man who helps out the Joestars, and gives Iggy the bloodiest fight up to that point in Part 3.
  • Psycho for Hire: While he can't speak, nor can we see his thoughts like Iggy's, it's quite plain that not only is he intelligent, he's evil. That dog, man, geez...
  • Secret Keeper: Pet Shop not only serves as a gatekeeper, he also prevents knowledge of Dio's location from getting out.
  • Shown Their Work: The explanation of why Pet Shop has an advantage over Iggy underwater.
  • Stealth Pun: Put his name and his Stand's together. Pet Shop and Horus. Pet Shop of Horrors. Get it?
  • Super-Persistent Predator: If you enter the grounds of Dio's mansion, you're a target. Pet Shop chases Iggy all over Cairo.
  • Team Pet: Pet Shop is what you get when the Team Pet turns evil.
  • Weirdness Magnet: He has a Stand, and unfortunately for his Secret Keeper position, it means it'll draw in other Stand users,
  • Would Hurt a Child: After the poor kid crawls into Dio's estate looking for his dogs, Pet Shop's about to tear him apart like his dogs. Then Iggy jumps in.
  • Your Head A Splode: It's implied that Iggy trapping a forming ice bolt inside Pet Shop's beak leads to this. We don't actually see his head's fragments, though, just his cracking beak, then an explosive cloud while looking at Pet Shop from behind.

Terence Trent D'Arby (Stand: Atum)

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (All-Star Battle), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game)

The younger brother of Daniel D'Arby, he is the butler of Dio's mansion that fights the Joestars. He is named after Terence Trent D'Arby.

His stand, Atum, is similar to his brother's, having the ability to steal one's soul when they admit defeat in their heart. Unlike Daniel, however, his stand also has the ability to read another person's soul, effectively reading their mind by asking questions with yes/no answers.
  • And I Must Scream: Unlike his brother, Terence doesn't leave the souls he collects dormant. Instead, he traps them in dolls that are aware of everything going on, but unable to do anything.
  • Battle Butler: Describes himself as this, but doesn't have nearly the tendency and loyalty of Vanilla Ice.
  • The Collector: A more psychotic and childish one compared to his brother.
  • Fate Worse than Death: His Stand makes his victims fully aware of their situation.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In comparison, as Kakyion puts it after seeing his real personality as a Living Doll Collector.
    "You give the impression of a gentleman... but you are the worst kind of madman."
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: Atum, which attracted a lot of competition, though unlike his brother, it's far more disturbing.
  • Geek: He keeps a lot of video games, giving him a Psychopathic Manchild vibe.
  • Hypocrite: He condemns others for cheating, so what does his Stand do? Read his opponent's mind in order to have an advantage.
  • Ironic Echo: While explaining what Kakyoin and Jotaro are in for, Terence admits that he doesn't have much use for his brother's cheating, since he thinks that only the old and the slow-witted can be taken in that way. Thing is, Jotaro and Joseph defeat him by cheating — and Terence is neither old nor stupid. Jotaro pretty much rubs it in when he points out that Daniel would have figured out the trick immediately.
  • Living Doll Collector: His victims are still self-aware, unlike his brother's.
  • Lost Him In A Video Game: Same situation as his brother.
  • Mind Reading: His Stand's main power, which allows him to figure out the choice that the enemy would do.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He inflicted one on his brother for trying to steal his girlfriend. Keep in mind that at the time, Daniel was 25, and Terence was 15. Not only that, Daniel didn't even bother to defend himself, because he knew that with Atum, Terence would get around it anyway.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Unlike his brother, who was more businessman-like in his idea of collecting, he keeps them alive to seem like talking dolls, not to mention his video game obsession.
  • Serious Business: Considering what Atum can do to your soul, video games become extremely serious when he's around.
  • Telepathy: The root of his ability. If he asks a yes or no question, the subject's response can be checked like a lie detector. By wording his questions in certain ways, he can even "predict" an opponent's attacks and counter them.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Not quite as bad as his brother, but still impressive.

Vanilla Ice (Stand: Cream)

Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino (All-Star Battle), Takeshi Aono (OVA), Show Hayami (Heritage for the Future video game (Console)), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game (Arcade))

Dio's right-hand man. He is named after Vanilla Ice.

His stand, Cream, eats itself, forming a moving ball of nothingness that can cut through anything, even solid concrete.
  • Badass: No, really - the minion named "Vanilla Ice" is one of the most powerful Stand users in the series, let alone Stardust Crusaders.
  • Battle Butler: Although Terrence is the one who describes himself as such, it's Vanilla Ice who's the most effective and loyal fighter among Dio's servants.
  • Berserk Button: He goes absolutely nuts when Iggy uses his Stand to make a sand statue of Dio.
  • Blind Obedience: Unlike many of Dio's minions who share the Undying Loyalty trait, he takes this Up to Eleven, cutting off his head because Dio asked him to and being angry when ggy makes him hit a sand copy of Dio.
  • Determinator: Averted. Vanilla Ice thinks he's this after surviving Silver Chariot stabbing him through the mouth and severing the brain stem. In reality, he survived because when Dio resurrected him, he was turned into a vampire in the process.
  • The Dragon: Well, technically speaking, he shares this post with Terence and Kenny G in terms of being a deadly blockade, but he's the only one we see showing absolute loyalty, to the point of beheading himself in order to supply Dio with the blood he needs.
  • Dub Name Change: He is called Iced in the video game adaptation and in the OVA. All-Star Battle changes it to Cool Ice (presumably after Cool as Ice).
  • Establishing Character Moment: When he calmly cuts off his own head to provide Dio with blood.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Especially in the OVAs, when his voice actor never bothered to sound like a young man. On the other hand, in the Heritage of Future and All-Star Battle games, both Show Hayami and Hiroyuki Yoshino respectively did a better job sounding like one, albeit a very creepy one.
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Would you believe that the single most effective Hero Killer in Part 3 would be named after a much-loathed white rapper and super sweet cold treat, or for the source of his powers to be named Cream?
  • Hero Killer: Of Avdol and Iggy.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Polnareff exploits the classic vampire weakness of sunlight by thrusting Vanilla Ice out of the mansion through a hole filled-wall created during Cream's rampage.
  • Invisibility: Sort of a side effect of Cream's void state. Made more terrifying by the fact that he could instantly destroy anything by mere contact with his cloaked state. The downside of it is that he couldn't see anything while being invisible, either.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally delivers a fatal one to Iggy.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In serious contrast to the ineffective and sometimes comical enemies up to that point. He single-handedly kills off two of the main party and nearly takes out Polnareff as well.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He delivers one to Iggy fueled by his outrage at having to attack the semblance of Dio.
  • Odd Name Out: One of only two Stands in Stardust Crusaders that isn't named for a tarot major arcana or Egyptian god.
  • Portal Cut: What can happen to the target of his stand.The only thing left of Avdol are his arms, and Iggy is cruelly cut in half in the OVA.
  • Power of the Void: His Stand is able to devour itself and its user to become a void that consumes everything it comes in contact with.
  • Psycho Supporter: His very devotion to Dio is what also makes him unreliable, and causes Dio to entrust his master plan to Pucci instead.
  • Punny Name: Though the name of his Stand could also be an unintentional double reference to the band Cream.
  • The Renfield: To Dio.
  • Sphere of Destruction: His Stand could project an invisible one capable of instantly erasing anything that came into contact with it.
  • The Stoic: An emotionless being unless you make him hurt Dio in any way.
  • There Was a Door: In his zeal to dispatch Jotaro and his allies after being resurrected by Dio, Vanilla Ice immediately sets Cream into void mode, and charges after them, in the process obliterating part of the wall. A probably mildly annoyed Dio asks, "Couldn't you use the door?"
  • Undying Loyalty: To the point that he'd decapitate himself on the spot to provide his master with blood.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: His stand's power, able to erase whatever is contact with it, made worse in that it is invisible; the strikes are sudden and unavoidable unless you manage to find a method to trace its path. Thankfully, the only other downside is that he can't see either.

Kenny G (Stand: Tenor Sax)

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)

A mercenary of Dio with illusionary Stand powers. He is named after Kenny G.

His stand, Tenor Sax, allows him to create elaborate mazes. Unfortunately for him, Iggy has a very keen sense of smell.
  • All There in the Manual: His Stand's name comes from supplementary materials; its name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Bizarchitecture: Tenor Sax made Dio's palace into this.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: To quote the manga; "This man is Kenny G. His Stand is a Stand of illusions. He was beaten without a fight."
  • Glass Cannon: His illusion abilities are extensive, but goes down in one blow without any effort.
  • Odd Name Out: One of only two Stands in Stardust Crusaders that isn't named for a tarot major arcana or Egyptian god.
  • * Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet


Voiced by: Kouta Nemoto (All-Star Battle)

One of Dio's minions and a vampire. Commonly assumed to be a Stand user, but the author has clarified that he has no Stand ability.
  • Ascended Extra: Since Vanilla Ice was made to be a DLC character in All-Star Battle, DIO's Mansion's stage hazard is instead good ol' Nukesaku.
  • Butt Monkey: Treated like crap by the heroes and his own allies alike.
  • Gonk: He's comically short and big headed.
  • Guyliner
  • Meaningful Name: Japanese for "idiot"; the Viz translation uses "loser", which encapsulates his efficacy rather well.
  • Odd Name Out: Twice: Excluding the two JoJos, he is the only named character in part 3 whose name isn't some kind of Shout-Out.
  • Our Vampires Are Different
  • Sacrificial Lamb: The heroes force him to open Dio's coffin. It goes about as well for him as you would expect.
  • Shapeshifter: A really, really bad one. HE FORGETS TO PUT HIS BODY THE RIGHT WAY AROUND.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: In direct comparison to Vanilla Ice, seems to be one of, if not the weakest minion in Dio's service. Notably, he's the only known minion who doesn't have a Stand. At one point, we see Kenny G making fun of him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: There's a reason why his name means idiot.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Has no Stand, but he is very unlucky to attract the Joestars' attention.
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