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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, All-Star Battle, Eyes of Heaven), 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 Unbreakable, 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!
    Girl: He totally talked to me!
  • 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: Dio gets amused when he sees Jotaro coming up, commenting that after witnessing his power, Jotaro in his right mind should be running away in fear. Jotaro's response? "I won't be able to beat the shit out of you if I don't get close enough."
    (after defeating Dio) "You lost for a reason, Dio. One single, simple reason. You pissed me off."
    • Badass Bookworm: Can be seen in his jail cell in the beginning trying to study the mystery of his stand with books subconsciously retrieved by Star Platinum. By the time Part 4 comes in, he is a marine biologist.note .
    • Badass Family: It's rather prominent with him, since he's with his grandfather in Part 3, his grandfather and uncle in Part 4, and his daughter in Part 6.
    • 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.
  • Barbarian Long Hair: Star Platinum has it, more noticeably in the OVA's
  • 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.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    "STAR FINGER!"
    • Jotaro also has an odd, recursive version of this thanks to video game appearances. Normally, when using Star Platinum's Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs, he simply shouts "ORA ORA ORA!. However, games like All-Star Battle have actually dubbed this move "Ora Ora Ora".
  • Cannot 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," "Good grief," 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: A subtler case, but you can detect some sarcasm in a few of his lines, particularly when he's one-upped a villain.
  • 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.
    • Hell, the guy wrote his dissertation while he was hunting down a Stand using serial killer. He became a doctor on his down time.
  • 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.
    • His favorite film is 'Never Cry Wolf', which speaks volumes about him.
    • David Production is fond of adding little moments like having Jotaro read a Marine Life magazine while waiting for Polnareff's haircut to finish. At least as far the anime is concerned, Jotaro's always been interested in Marine sea life and the sea.
  • I Never Told You My Name: Jotaro does this to expose Enya Geil as a servant of Dio. He had already gotten suspicious of her when she addressed Joseph by name (she quickly claimed she heard Polnareff address Joseph), then was confirmed at how she knew his own name as it was never uttered by any of the rest of the group nor did he tell her. Enya quickly claims she knew Jotaro's name because she saw him sign his name in the guest book. Jotaro would've slightly believed it, if he didn't sign himself in as "Qtaro", thus exposing her lie.
  • Iconic Outfit: Jotaro's chain collared uniform and hat combo. He also retained this style of hat and trench in the next parts.
  • 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 that 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 disproportionately beats up people, 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: Although just a school boy's cap, Jotaro's fashioned a few charms to it. However, the main reason why it's cool is because of how it's missing the back. Then again, over the course of the series, the exact place the hat ends and hair begins becomes so blurred, it eventually becomes a part of his head.
    • Exaggerated in the recent adaptation, where it almost seems to be literally that. Not only Jotaro not lose his hat while he was drowning in a whirlpool, he later congratulates N'Doul for managing to knock it off with a claw made of water, even Lampshading the previous run-in with water.
      • Araki himself said in an interview that Jotaro's hat is a part of himself, which is why he never intentionally takes it off. It also makes him easy to recognize even when viewed from behind.
  • Nineties Anti-Hero: Mostly subverted. He has the appearance and mood of one, but acts like more of a Pragmatic Hero than anything else really.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He killed Dio to rescue his mother from dying, but this would lead to his own death at the hands of Pucci, Dio's best friend.
  • Nominal Hero: Has shades of it early on, where he's given something of a foul-mouthed, misogynistic streak. It's pretty much forgotten after the first few episodes, but was an unusual aspect of his character nonetheless.
  • Non-Indicative Name: There's Magician Red, Silver Chariot, Hierophant Green, Hermit Purple, in EVERY media, Star Platinum has been coloured green, blue and even purple! Not a single trace of being colored silver or white.
  • 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.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: Jotaro has a Ph.D in Marine Biology and wrote his thesis about Starfish while in Morioh during Part 4.
  • Older and Wiser: When he returns in Diamond Is Unbreakable, 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: impassive 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.
    • Somewhat subverted in that, given Star Platinum's insane speed, precision and diamond-shattering strength, there's untold devastation he could wreak in those few frozen seconds.
  • Rage Breaking Point: DIO, we know you were desperate, but you really shouldn't have drained Joseph.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
  • 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.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Wears a salmon tanktop under his jacket in Part 3. Averted in the anime, where it's grayish-brown.
  • 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, " 100% 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!"
  • Slasher Smile: Star Platinum displays an impressive example before he beats up Alessi.
  • 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. Hilarously, Jotaro himself is upstaged in Part 3 by Polnareff.
  • Static Character: When all things are considered, Jotaro in part 3 is hardly developed in comparison to his Grandfather Joseph, and his Uncle Josuke. However, much like Jonathan, this is not considered a bad thing, as Jotaro's awesomeness is why he's well loved.
  • 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 and laughs with Kakyoin and Polnareff when they find out Arabia Fats's weakness. Later he gets furious when he sees Joseph killed in front of him, and when Dio drains his blood.
    • The face he pulls when Jolyne is wounded before his eyes in the fight against Jongalli A could best be described as pure homicidal rage. Yes, even Jotaro can be a Papa Wolf.
  • 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.
    • His Voice Actor, Daisuke Ono, says remembering this was a key component to voicing the character properly. He said that Jotaro was someone who was cool on the outside, but internally was "white hot".
  • Unstoppable Rage: After DIO drank Joseph's blood, he essentially was unbeatable. Or rather he would have been, if this hadn't been Jotaro's final straw.
  • 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 or a big case of being an Open-Minded Parent.
    • We do see pictures of a younger Jotaro smiling next to his mother, which lends support to the former theory.
      • Set's power affected its victims' bodies instantly, but their minds gradually (as seen with Polnareff's memory "resetting" back to childhood over time). So another possibility might be that Jotaro still possessed his normal mental faculties and beat the snot out of Alessi before his mind regressed.
  • 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.
  • Wolverine Publicity: Oh, hell yes. Given his Breakout Character infamy, in any material that covers multiple stories of the series, he is given top billing as the Jo Jo.
  • World's Strongest Man: Post-Part 3, but in JoJo's world, you rarely win with strength alone.
    • "Post"-Part 3, nothing. One must remember: all it took for Jotaro to turn the fight around annihilate a Stand-wielding, time-stopping vampire powered by two of the strongest Ripple warriors who ever lived, each of which whom could rip through a group grown man like tissue paper, was getting good and pissed. Somewhat sadly, it would seem he lost his ability to lose his shit on opponents sometime between Parts 3 and 4.
  • 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!
  • You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry: Holy shit.
  • 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
  • Black Dude Dies First: Twice! First, against Hol Horse and J. Geil's Hanged Man; later by Vanilla Ice.
  • Calling Your Attacks:
    "CROSSFIRE HURRICANE!"
  • Color Character: Magician's Red. Avdol is also associated with the color himself given all the red he wears.
  • Cool Old Guy: Though we aren't sure of how old he is.
  • 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: Black and egyptian.
  • 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.
  • He's Back: And how.
    Mohammad Avdol!!
    YES! I AM!
  • 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.
  • It's Personal: Averted, Unlike Jotaro and Joseph who seek to save Holly, Polnareff who wants to avenge his mind control and Iggy who lost a foot to DIO's pet bird, Avdol has no personal reason for fighting DIO, just a desire to stop such an evil being from thriving.
  • Large Ham: Strangely, he's at his hammiest when he's explaining something.
  • Mr. Exposition:Knows a lot about stand and the places that the Crusaders go to.
  • 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.
    • For some reason, Avdol seems to know a lot of Dio's assassins by reputation, and has at least heard a bit about their powers.
  • 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.
    • The Comically Serious: he's easily the most serious of the crusaders and likes it that way. In their fight against Mariah he constantly remarks how unhappy he is to find himself as the temporary Butt Monkey and remarks that "that is Polnareff's department".
  • 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.
  • Team Dad: you would think Joseph would fit this, but him being a Trickster Mentor at best means that Avdol fits this trope better than Joseph ever would. This is especially notorious in his relationship with Polnareff, who he constantly tries to school into better judgement.
    • The Reliable One: also one of the most stable and clear-headed characters (not as stoic as Jotaro, but more sensible in general than Joseph or Polnareff)

Noriaki Kakyoin (Stand: Hierophant Green)

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), 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 and red hair in the TV anime.
  • Anti-Villain: The Villain in Name Only variant 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, in contrast to his voices in the OVA, Heritage for the Future and All Star Battle.
  • 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.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Where's Caesar was emotional, reckless, and impulsive but preferred to look as a suave lady charmer, Kakyoin is a smart, strategic fighter who doesn't hide behind a fake persona. Also while Cesar was antagonistic towards Joseph for his personality, Kakyoin is antagonistic only because he's being brainwashed by Dio. Both die in similar ways but different reasons. Caesar dies after a foolish charge against Wammu and gives Joseph his headband before he dies while Kakyoin figures out Dio's abilities and dies exposing it. Interestingly Joesph arrives after Caesar dies where's he sees first hand Kakyoin die.
  • 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'Doul.
  • Death by Flashback: A downplayed version, as is only an narration in both third and first-person, but give us his Friendless Background. In the exact same chapter, Dio gives Kakyoin the fatal blow.
  • 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.
  • '80s Hair: He has a mullet aside from his bang.
  • 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!"
  • The Heart: He's the most sensible and calm of the group and constantly tries to prevent the others from taking rash decisions (see him trying to stop the others from kicking villagers during the ZZ Top fight).
  • 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'Doul 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.
  • Might Makes Right: While under DIO's influence, Kakyouin responds to Jotaro's statement that even a Jerk Ass like himself knows what evil is like by stating that history is written by the winners, and thus it is the defeated who are truly evil. Jotaro then throws that statement back in Kakyouin's face (via a flurry of punches).
  • 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 overwhelm him 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 outwardly nice 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.
  • Redhead In Green: In quite a few artworks and in the anime.
  • 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.
  • Weak, but Skilled: His stand is not fit for physical combat at all, and it's abilities are much more basic then someone like Avdol or Iggy. However, his intelligence combined with his surprisingly cunning nature, allow him to fight and win by using tricks and strategies like Joseph of part 2 would of used.
  • Weirdness Magnet
  • Wimpification: Probably the most infamous case within Jojo's large Yaoi fandom. The fact that CLAMP took part in it didn't help. Ironic given that his official profile is very explicit about defying this trope, pointing out that regardless of any impression he gives off of being this way, his actual personality is extremely dominant and the complete opposite.
  • 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)

Child Voice: Ayumi Fujimura (TV anime)
Adult Voice: Fuminori Komatsu (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), 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.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the OVA's, Polnareff joined DIO of his own free will instead of being brainwashed.
  • Adorkable: He's goofy enough to rival Joseph.
  • Agony of the Feet: When Fighting Vanilla Ice, cream manifests under his foot, and shaves off part of it. He's left bleeding and limping for the rest of the fight.
  • Anime Hair: A column of it. Also the inspiration for Benimaru from The King of Fighters.
  • Anti-Villain: The Villain in Name Only variant just like Kakyoin, though he was far more obvious given his chivalry and nobility while brainwashed.
  • Archenemy: Becomes this to Enya after he kills her son. But given what he was, it's hard to feel that Polnareff was in the wrong.
  • Armor of Invincibility: One of Silver Chariot's powers is its armor, which blocks attacks and stops Polnaraff from taking damage along with his Stand.
  • The Big Guy: A very weird example of the trope. He's the team's biggest guy physically, and his stand is the most physical one in terms of fighting ability, but Silver Chariot's actually a Fragile Speedster. Still, he fulfills this spot on the team.
  • Bittersweet Ending/Earn Your Happy Ending: Poor Polnareff's got it tough. All indications in the final stages of Vento Aureo were that he was a Doomed Protagonist who would be Deader Than Dead after the day was saved: after getting his body killed by Diavolo, Requiem's soul-switching shenanigans popped him into the Stand-using turtle right before his soul could pass on, the effect being strictly temporary. However, after defeating Diavolo, it was revealed that the turle's Stand (Mr. President) was so powerful that it latched onto Polnareff's soul and refuses to let him die, so he gets to live on as a turtle. Could be better, could be worse; at least the stand, Mr. President, lets him hang out as his normal human self in a well-furbished trans-dimensional hotel room that anyone can visit whenever he wants.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: DIO's second mind slave, though he did a much better job fighting back than Kakyoin, given that he resisted the DIO compulsion to Kick the Dog.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: When the submarine attacked by High Priestess crashes into the seafloor he screams Joseph's famous "OH MY GOD!!!". Considering Joseph was knocked out somebody had to scream it.
  • Butt Monkey: The first comedic example in the series, often being the butt of many jokes and being the first to get victimized by an enemy's Stand.
  • Casanova Wannabe: It's only shown occasionally though.
  • Casting Gag: In ASB, he is voiced by Hiroaki Hirata. The same guy who voices a certain Butt Monkey, Casanova Wannabe French speaker and Jerk with a Heart of Gold in the adaptation of another popular Shonen manga.
  • The Chew Toy: If any member of the team ends up in a horrible situation, it's usually Polnareff.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: While he (in Joseph's words) "thinks with his dick," he's rarely disrespectful towards women. This character trait also tends to be downplayed since Part 3 focuses more on fighting than the rest.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Polnareff isn't exactly the brightest member of Team Joestar, but whenever danger is present, he can be quite a formidable fighter.
    • He was the first to figure out the trick to Diavolo's stand, and developed a very clever way to counter it. However, it ended up being for naught because King Crimson was simply too strong for it to matter.
  • Death Seeker: He admits that he didn't care if he died killing J. Geil, but thanks to Avdol and Kakyoin Polnareff learns to fight to live.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: In the OVA, he wasn't even possessed by one of Dio's buds.
  • Dub Name Change: The English version of All Star Battle renames him "Jean-Pierre Eiffel", a strange case as previous English-licensed Jojo works used "Polnareff" just fine.
  • Eldritch Abomination: What starts coming out of people when they are under Requiem's effects for too long. It's supposed to be because Requiem is quickening evolution to breakneck speed, though there are also indications that it has something to do with his soul-switching agenda and that Requiem is summoning them from somewhere (i.e., cutting corners on the whole "evolution" thing).
  • Emotional Bruiser: Quite much.
  • Eyepatch of Power: After Diavolo takes his eye. It actually looks like a tattoo over his eye.
  • Expy: Silver Chariot resembles Jagi from Fist of the North Star.
  • Face Death with Dignity: After failing to escape from Vanilla Ice's spiral attack, Polnareff accepts that "reality isn't that nice", bids farewell to Iggy, and tells him to flee. But then Iggy uses his remaining strength to save Polnareff.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Doomed to spend the rest of this life as a turtle by the end of Vento Auro, not that he seems to mind. Though see Bittersweet Ending/Earn Your Happy Ending above.
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
  • Fingore: When fighting Vanilla Ice, Cream disintegrates two of Silver Chariot's fingers causing two of Polnareff's to be sliced off.
  • Fragile Speedster: Silver Chariot is fast, but has almost no physical strength when it comes to doing anything aside from stabbing the hell out of a target.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: This is what Requiem does upon awakening to the entire population of Rome.
  • French Jerk With A Heart Of Gold
  • Gratuitous French: He is French.
  • Good Is Dumb: After joining the Crusaders, Polnareff suddenly forgot the ability to generate shadow clones of Silver Chariot. Said stand also lost its high defense, even with the armor intact.
  • Heroic Albino: Kind of.
  • Heroic Build: He is very buff, even more so than his team mates.
  • Handicapped Badass: Courtesy of Diavolo, in part 5 Polnareff uses a wheelchair. This doesn't actually make him any weaker, in large part because his Stand doesn't need legs. (And if someone knocks the chair over, his Stand helps him right it.)
  • Hot-Blooded: In a series stuffed to the gills with hot-blooded characters, Polnareff is a constant fountain of Manly Tears, Crazy Awesome ploys, Idiot Hero saves, and What an Idiot goofy moments. It's very hard not to like a guy who's so incredibly motivated.
  • Idiot Hero: One of the biggest examples in the series. He's not the sharpest rapier in the armory, but he sure as hell makes up for it with sheer dedication to the cause.
  • Implacable Man: Requiem
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: Silver Chariot.
  • Irony: His favorite color is gold.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: He's the only member of the team kept in the dark about Avdol being Not Quite Dead (because the others feared he might accidentally blab about it to the enemy.)
  • Master Swordsman: Silver Chariot. Not much Polnareff himself.
  • Me's a Crowd: They're actualy just afterimages, because his Stand is that fast.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: How he sees himself, and it's the form Silver Chariot takes.
  • Older and Wiser: When he reappears in Vento Aureo. He came a long way from the goofball he was in Stardust Crusaders.
  • Overly Long Tongue: He's fully capable of using his tongue to try to signal to his friends that Hol Horse had him at gunpoint.
  • No Brows: That was never explained.
  • Reality Warper: Requiem.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Falls into this trope during his fight with J. Geil.
  • Royal Rapier: Silver Chariot's Weapon of Choice.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: In the anime, he's briefly arrested for being the prime suspect in Devo the Cursed's sudden murder (which he did indeed commit, but Devo was an Axe Crazy Serial Killer that was trying to kill him, so it evens out), but luckily manages to avoid jail time thanks to lawyers from the Speedwagon Foundation.
  • Shed Armor, Gain Speed: Silver Chariot can eject its armor, revealing its true form, which comes with a massive speed boost.
  • Spanner in the Works: His going off to try confront Dio on his own after the remaining group escape from the mansion ends up throwing a wrench into Dio's endgame as if the group had tried to attack Dio en masse, all of them would've been killed by Dio's power right then and there. Thanks to him, the group end up splitting up and slowly managed to find out how Dio's power worked. By the time Jotaro finally confronts Dio head on, he's able to start getting around Dio's power. What's more, his saving Jotaro when Dio was about to kill him allowed Jotaro to get a fatal blow in on Dio.
  • Super Speed: Silver Chariot's main power is its speed, which can reach FTL speeds.
  • Undying Loyalty: Ever since the moment he joins the team, Polnareff is THE most dedicated member to taking care of his buddies. Seeing one of them hurt sends him into full-on Roaring Rampage of Revenge mode.
  • Walking Spoiler: His presence in part V, and his stand's evolution, Requiem.
  • Worthy Opponent: He is willing to explain his abilities to Avdol during their fight, and while he is burning alive, he honors Avdol's skill, leading to him being spared and befriended.

Iggy (Stand: The Fool)

Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), 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.
  • Accidental Hero: Twice. He accidentally saves the heroes' group from Oingo and Boingo and later Jotaro and Polnareff from Anubis.
  • Action Pet: A dog that can manipulate sand.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime adds many filler scene with him as protagonist.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Subverted in the anime. Iggy looks like he's going to die from his wounds after his first fight alone, but the kid he rescued from Pet Shop and a Speedwagon Foundation doctor save him.
  • Badass Adorable: Once Art Evolution kicks in during the Pet Shop fight.
  • Casting Gag: In the TV series, it's not the first time Misato Fukuen has voiced a character related with dogs.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Of the sand-manipulating variety.
  • The Drag-Along: He couldn't care less about the Joestars' mission or Dio's business. The only reason he ended up with the team was because they lured him in with his Trademark Favorite Food.
  • Gass Hole: He likes clinging to people's faces and farting on them.
  • Gonk: When he was first introduced, he looked rather ugly for a dog. As the series progressed, however, he developed more human-like facial features.
  • Half The Dog He Used To Be: Vannila Ice's courtesy in the OVA.
  • Heroic Dog: Despite his anti-social behavior.
  • Heroic Neutral: All he wants is to live a peaceful life, and get a cute doggy girlfriend.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dies battling against Vanilla Ice in order to save Polnareff.
  • Intellectual Animal: A recurring trait of the animals with Stand powers. This is demonstrated by the intricate sand constructions he is capable of creating, including an almost perfect Dio duplicate, despite having never seen Dio.
  • Ironic Nickname: His Stand's name is The Fool, but going by the meaning of that card in the Tarot deck, it represents unpredictability, among other things. Polnareff, being... Polnareff, thought someone with the Fool for a Stand must be a "similar" dunce.
    • That actually sort of applies anyway; according to Jotaro and Avdol, the Fool stand is more powerful when wielded by a weak user.
  • Jerkass: The meanest and most anti-social Boston Terrier you will ever meet.
    • Hidden Heart of Gold: He'll act like an ass, but he isn't cold enough to abandon a friend or dog-lover. He also sacrifices himself to save Polnareff, which is a far cry from his initial attitude when he was first introduced.
  • Life or Limb Decision: Forced to bite his own forefoot off in the fight with Pet Shop.
  • Mister Muffykins: He's a Boston Terrier, after all.
  • Pokémon Speak: Some of the sounds he makes during the anime sound suspiciously like his name.
  • Progressively Prettier: Gets "cuter" for the Pet Shop sequence. Perhaps it was so Araki would have an easier time conveying what Iggy was feeling during that battle. Lampshaded in the Heritage for the Future fighting game, where his "child" form while in Sethan's thrall is simply himself pre-Art Evolution.
    • This appears to have become a staple of his character; "ugly" Iggy is his only alternate costume in All-Star Battle, while in the anime, he starts out pre-Art Evolution and subtly changes design every episode until he matches his post-Pet Shop fight one.
  • Spanner in the Works: Often plays this role, appropriately enough for a character representing the Fool card.
  • Team Pet & Sixth Ranger: A particularly jerkish version of both archetypes.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Coffee-flavored bubble gum.
  • Uplifted Animal: He has human intelligence thanks to gaining a Stand, though he's still unable to speak.

    Allies 

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.
  • Daddy's Girl: Such so, that can came of as a Woman Child.
  • Doting Parent: Bordering on My Beloved Smother, at least in Jotaro's opinion.
  • Green Thumb: Considering her Stand had vines growing out of her, its presumed this is what it could've been if she had more fighting power to control it. Makes sense considering Joseph's own Stand power.
  • 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.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Doesn't seem to mind her son's behavor much at all, referring to him as a sweet kid and being amused at being called a bitch.
  • 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.

Roses

Voiced: Motomu Kiyokawa (TV anime)

The Joestar family's butler for the past 30 years.

Anne (Runaway Girl)

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 Bus: She's put on a plane after she proves to be too much of a load.
  • Precocious Crush: For Jotaro.
  • 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

    Villains 

  • 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 while being followed up by N'Doul and D'arby thanks to nearly winning.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: Most of the enemies range from somewhat effective for a while to completely useless, which makes N'Doul and D'arby's fights and 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/DIO (Stand: The World + Unnamed Precognitive Stand )

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: Very bald, very 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: Old and evil, check.
  • 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: The first, but not the last.
  • 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: Tesshō 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.
  • Beard of Evil: A very minor one.
  • Dub Name Change: To Captain Dragon. It's still a reference to Captain and Tennille; "Captain"'s real name is Daryl Dragon.
  • Everything's Even Worse With Sharks: Averted. The first we see of Dark Blue Moon is it cutting a shark in two lengthwise. What do you call something that's more threatening than a shark?
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Tessho Genda is deep as a Japanese voice can be.
  • Hazardous Water: Don't go into the water at the same time as Dark Blue Moon. Just...don't.
  • Home Field Advantage: Captain Tennille and Dark Blue Moon are pretty much unstoppable underwater; the only reason why he lost was because he fell for Jotaro's Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
  • Kill and Replace: He says he threw off the captain in the sea in Hong Kong.
  • Master Actor: Unlike Rubber Soul, Tennille did have a good disguise going; good thing he fell for Jotaro's Batman Gambit.
  • Nice Hat: His Captain's hat.
  • No Name Given: He's not the real Captain Teneille. He just killed the real one to take his place and eventually attack the heroes. His true identity isn't even revealed in supplementary material.
  • Sea Monster: The form Dark Blue Moon takes.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: He can hold his breath for over six minutes.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Everyone — Captain Tennille included — admits that he wouldn't have been such an enormous threat if he wasn't fought in the ocean.

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 Wu-Tang Clan album Wu-Tang Forever.

  • Adaptational Badass: Downplayed in the OVA. Forever presents himself as more threatening, and the more out there aspects of his personality (his lusting after humans and being angry at his intelligence being insulted) are cut. Jotaro overpowers him and jabs his forehead like in the Manga, but here, instead of being defeated, he redoubles his efforts at containing Jotaro and is only stopped by a sneak attack from Polnareff.
  • 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: In the Manga and 2012 anime he brutally kills a group of sailors that accompanied the main characters. In the OVA's he killed a pair of Speedwagon Foundation pilots who'd ended up with the Crusaders.
  • 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.
  • Uplifted Animal: He has human intelligence thanks to gaining a Stand.

Devo the Cursed (Stand: Ebony Devil)

Voiced by: Shouto Kashii (TV anime), Unshou 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 and Eyes of Heaven), 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.

  • Ate His Gun: Enya forces him to do this.
  • Badass Biker: In the OVA's he trades in all the animals he rode for a kickass motorcycle.
  • Blonde Guys Are Evil
  • Breakout Villain: Three major appearances in the manga, two playable versions in the Capcom fighting game, and the only Part 3 minor villain to make it into the CyberConnect2 game? He definitely qualifies for this.
    • Until Vanilla Ice was announced for DLC, but he still got in before the most successful Hero Killer in Part 3. That's got to count for something.
    • To put it in perspective, he's in All-Star Battle from the start (although like all villains, you have to defeat him in Story Mode to use him). Old Joseph Joestar and Iggy are DLC. He got into the game before two heroes from the same part.
    • He also got a special end credits sequence and song in the second half of the David Production Stardust Crusaders adaptation, alongside Boingo in Thoth's art style.
  • The Casanova: He extols the virtues of charming people to J. Geil, pointing out things could be gotten in return. It ends up saving his life once, even. Though unknown to Hol Horse himself, that particular girl happened to be an agent of Dio.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Hol Horse knows exactly how underpowered his ability is compared to a lot of other Stand Users. He still does what he can and uses his environment, along with his partners, to the best of his ability. He starts out intimidating, almost killing Avdol, but runs away in the end. Next time he shows up, he's at the mercy of Enya and forms a brief Enemy Mine situation with Jotaro and company. Then in his final appearance with Boingo, where... yeah...
  • Cowboy: A extremely corny one. That's quite....normal in this manga.
  • Dirty Coward: Somewhat justified since his stand isn't very powerful on its own.
  • Eagle Land: Type 2. He's the first major American character to be portrayed negatively in the series.
  • Enemy Mine: With the Crusaders when Enya shows up for revenge.
  • Gratuitous English: His English sucks in the 2014 Anime.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: After his first appearance.
  • The Gunslinger: Unfortunately, he can't hit a damn thing.
  • Hero Killer: Almost. He manages to shoot Avdol, and he's believed dead, but, he actually survives and takes the opportunity to fake his death so as to assist the rest of the team from afar without the bad guys' suspicion.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Which, when you consider he can actually control his bullets' trajectory, is saying something.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Hol Horse, you've got to suck pretty badly when you miss everyone you fire at WHEN YOU CAN CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF THE BULLETS!
    • Made even better by the fact that he's been hit by his own bullets on two separate occasions. The first time he was being subjected to People Puppets, but the second time was him forgetting his own stand's bullets were still flying around.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Hol Horse's Stand can control the bullets from his gun.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Is one of the most incompetent stand users hired by Dio, along with Oingo and Boingo.
  • Jerkass
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: One of the few times he's actually threatening is when he unceremoniously blows off the ear of a rude Jerkass who took his cab and went out of his way to mock Hol Horse about taking his cab.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: A big part of it is that he understands how weak Emperor is in comparison to most other Stands, at least if he doesn't have another Stand User at his side to help compensate for Emperor's flaws. He also isn't as fanatically loyal to Dio as most of Jotaro's other enemies are. Plus, the fact that he bails every time he's at a disadvantage means he lives for WAY longer than any other of Dio's henchmen.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He's ultimately disposed of when one of his bullets ends up hitting him in the head in a way that hospitalizes him but doesn't kill him, similar to what happens with Avdol.
  • Mage Marksman: Hol Horse's Stand consists of a gun and the bullets within, allowing him to control the trajectory of his shots. Too bad he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.
  • Number Two: Explicitly calls himself this kind of person, preferring to let his partner take charge while he backs them up and then abandon them the moment things go bad.
  • Only in It for the Money: He's a hired mercenary who lacks the fanatical loyalty to DIO that most of the other villains have. He even tries to kill DIO near the end, who proceeds to terrify him into submission, at which point he sees no other choice than to do as he says or die.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: The form of his Stand. Too bad he can't get a shot even if his life depended on it.
  • Spanner in the Works: Proves to be this for Enya.
  • Stab the Scorpion: In a hilarious variation, he kicks a woman in the neck because one of Boingo's previsions not only showed him doing so but also receiving some jewerly as a result. Turns out that there was a deadly scorpion hiding in her scarf.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: The Crusaders saved Hol Horse from Enya's wrath and he repays them by stealing their car and returning to DIO's side, the asshole.
  • Villain Decay: BIG TIME. Initially shown to be an effective Hero Killer, in his next appearance he's humiliated by the next villain and forced into an Enemy Mine situation with Polnareff, and finally he's reduced to an even bigger Butt Monkey than Polnareff when partnered with Boingo of all people.
  • Weirdness Magnet
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Although he makes an exception once.

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.
  • Bald of Evil: 100% bald, 100% evil.
  • Batman Gambit: His plan to kill Polareff hinges on manipulating off his desire for revenge and tricking him into making mistakes.
  • Casting Gag: Takuya Kirimoto, who voices him in the TV series, is also the Japanese dub voice of Dexter Morgan, another Serial Killer, except J.Geil is everything Dexter hates and fights against it at daily basis.
  • Dirty Coward: Immediately begs for his life after spending the fight mocking Polnareff for the death of his sister and friend.
  • Dub Name Change: Called Centerfold in All Star Battle and the Crunchyroll subs, a reference to the song of the same name by The J. Geil's Band
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Definitely ugly with no kindness whatsoever.
  • Evil Gloating: Fond of this, including telling how he murdered Polnareff's sister.
  • Explaining Your Powers To The Enemy: Subverted. In an incredible case of Dangerously Genre Savvy, J. Geil lies about how his powers work.
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
  • Fragile Speedster: His stand moves at the speed of light on reflective surfaces, but has no ability to attack in mid-direction.
  • Gonk: And unlike most other examples, in a genuinely unnerving fashion.
  • Human Shield: Is pretty fond of manifesting his stand inside people's eyes, forcing the heroes to either let themselves get killed or put out an innocent bystander's eyes. Fortunately, the heroes are able to Take a Third Option each time, always involving kicking sand into people's eyes instead.
  • In the Back: His favored assassination method.
  • Jerkass: The most sadistic of Dio's men.
  • Karmic Death: In either the OVA or manga, he's either stabbed multiple times or punched so hard that he lands on spikes that impale him, both times by Polnareff.
    • The last time we see him, his corpse is hanging upside down. In Tarot, the Hanged Man is usually upside down as well.
  • Kick the Dog: See Evil Gloating.
  • Knight of Cerebus: J. Geil's is a horrible shitbag of a human being and everything about him is played seriously on top of him being rather Genre Savvy for a Smug Snake.
  • Knife Nut: The Hanged Man is armed with a wrist dagger while J. Geil himself keeps a dagger on his person.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Is killed by the brother of a woman he raped and murdered.
  • Light Is Not Good: Hanged Man behaves like light, able to bounce instantly from one reflective surface to another. J. Geil, on the other hand, is probably the most monstrous of Dio's henchman.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: And he's raped and murdered quite a few women in order to experience it, including Polnareff's sister, which he gloats about.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Likes to hide his stand in people's orbits, knowing that the heroes don't would kill or injure an innocent.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: He has very tiny pupils, which normally aren't seen giving him the unnerving appearance of plain white eyes.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bears a striking resemblance to horror movie actor Michael Berryman.
  • Pure Is Not Good: His mother describes him as this. She's either completely oblivious or J. Geil embodies a particularly extreme variant of this trope.
  • Psycho for Hire: Even in comparison to Dio's other underlings.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He raped Polneraff's sister before killing her.
  • Red Right Hand: In this case, a left hand shaped like a right hand, likely a birth defect.
  • Reflective Eyes: Takes advantage of this - the human cornea reflects light, which allows him to hide in it. At several points, Polnareff and Kakyoin look into someone's eyes and see the Hanged Man in there.
  • Sadist: Makes it very clear that he enjoys women screaming and inflicting guilt onto their loved ones.
  • Serial Killer: Noted to be one, just made worse after meeting Dio.
  • Smug Snake: A rather monstrous one.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: In the English version of All-Star Battle, he's called Centerfold. Actually pretty clever, since that's the only popular song of the J. Geils Band.
  • You Killed My Sister: Polnareff's main beef with him, not helped by what he did before that

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: Seduces Polnareff(that isn't that hard), preventing him from helping Joseph.
  • 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: It helps that the heroes see her as nothing more than a normal woman seduced by Hol Horse.
  • 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. It's a Brick Joke to the eccentric people training with in painful positions and with painful objects that the Crusaders see around the road just before he attacks.
  • 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.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: His beefy arms stand in stark contrast to the rest of his body; in the design book JOJOVELLER, Araki admitted that he was designed explicitly to make that single joke.
  • One-Winged Angel: He is able to transform his stand in a more...menacing form.
  • 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.

  • Affably Evil: Only with her son and DIO though.
  • Avenging the Villain: Tries to take vengeance for her son J.Geil's death.
  • Badass Boast: "Justice will triumph!"
  • Call Back: Her zombie town is eerily similar to Dio Brando's shenanigans in Windknights Lot back from Phantom Blood.
  • Composite Character: In the OVA, she's blended with Nena.
  • Doting Parent: To J.Geil, though she tends to forget how monstrous a person he truly is
  • The Dragon: DIO's original one. Then he decides to upsize to Hero Killers.
  • Dub Name Change: An odd version. In the original Japanese, characters refer to her as "Enya-Ba", with "ba" being a Japanese suffix that refers to an older woman; thus, they're essentially calling her "Granny Enya". Both Viz and Crunchyroll integrated the "ba" into her name, making it "Enyaba". Additionally, Viz gave her her son's surname Geil, while Crunchyroll didn't because they had to change his name too.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Her reaction to Dio having her disposed of.
  • Evil Old Folks: Can you believe that it's possible to see a resemblance between her and her son because of this?
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: Justice.
  • He Knows Too Much: This is why Dio has Steely Dan execute her. Despite her loyalty, they don't trust even her to not reveal the nature of The World.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Why yes, Enya, your son is definitely someone worth avenging!
  • In the Blood: Probably one explanation to why she would avenge her son when he was a twisted murderer. She herself worships someone like Dio, after all.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: A younger version of her shows up in the OVA prequel and indeed she was much easier on the eyes. See for yourself.
  • Kick the Dog: Actually, Enya mixes things up: she pointlessly tortures a cat instead! A welcome departure from all the dog murder, wouldn't you say?
  • Large Ham: She likes to talk about the power of her Stand, that's for sure.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: A photograph of her in Part 4 shows her carrying the Bow and Stand Arrow. The Bow is a normal-sized recurve bow. It's as tall as she is.
  • Made Of Air: Justice is made of fog so its impossible to hurt even with other Stands. Jotaro gets around this usually broken ability by having Star Platinum inhale Justice causing Enya to suffocate.
  • Moral Myopia: Hates that Polnareff killed her son...who killed and raped his sister AND was a psychotic, evil serial killer.
  • The Necromancer: Enya can have Justce infect corpses with its fog allowing her to raise them as zombies.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Keeps up with Silver Chariot armed with only a pair of scissors, and surprises Jotaro with how fast she can run, despite her advanced age.
  • People Puppets: Justice can possess people through their wounds.
  • The Philosopher: She can keep up with DIO's philosophizing.
  • Psycho Supporter: To Dio, but the feeling's not shared.
  • Red Right Hand: Same as her son.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Nena and ZZ fail to bring down Polnareff & Co., she decides she has to avenge her son herself.
  • Shear Menace: She's a pretty good fencer with those scissors.
  • Skull for a Head: Part of Justice's appearance.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She wrote off the Crusaders as "trash". To say that this was a mistake is a major understatement.
  • Undying Loyalty: Completely loyal to Dio, to the point where she refuses to disclose any info about Dio's Stand to Jotaro and the gang even when she finds out that she's just as expendable to Dio as any of the other Stand users and he has her killed to protect his secret.
  • Wicked Witch: Has several elements of this.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: She controls a localized one through Justice.

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: It fits his arcana.
  • 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. Averted in Crunchyroll's subs for the anime adaptation, where he is instead named "Dan of Steel".
  • Evil Is Petty: He puts Jotaro in a position where he can't harm him without hurting his own grandfather. How he takes advantage of it? By making Jotaro complete ridiculous and small requests, like scratching his back or shining his shoes.
  • "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.
  • Only in It for the Money: Like Hol Horse, he claims to be simply a hired assassin. When Jotaro finally gets the upper hand on him, he even states that since Dio paid him up front there's no real reason for him to try and kill them.
  • 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.
  • Villains Want Mercy: After physically and abusing Jotaro while holding Joseph hostage with his Stand, then later attempted to take a little girl hostage, Steely Dan begs for mercy from Jotaro once his Stand had been immobilized by Hierophant Green. He even tried to bribe Jotaro to let him go. Jotaro doesn't, as his debt owed to him can't be paid back with money and proceeds to pummel him to death with Star Platinum.
  • 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. He himself was hidden behind a vehicle with a mirror on it to keep himself camouflaged. This wound up backfiring however when the heroes noticed part of the scenery looked off and eventually pieced together where he was.
  • 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), Ryuzaburo Otomo (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.
  • Eye Scream: Magicians Red wraps a chain of fire around Judgement's neck and feeds the flames into his head blowing out his eyes from the inside.
  • 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.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Of the clones variety; his Cherie and Avdol "zombies" accuse Polnareff of letting him die while attacking them.
  • Red Right Hand: The clay people he creates to appear as zombies all share a deformity on their face surrounding a purely red eye.
  • Reed Snorkel: How he manages to breathe while hiding underground.
  • Synchronization: Averted, and notable for it's absence. Unlike most stands, especially those in Stardust Crusaders, the damage inflicted onto Judgement doesn't affect Cameo at all.

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.
  • Orifice Invasion: Polnareff didn't see that coming when he put that breather....
  • 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 from Yukako and the willing victims that Hol Horse found in Dio's mansion.
  • Villainous Crush: A minor one, lamenting having to kill Jotaro. The group tries to exploit it...and fail spectacularly.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: The High Priestess has the power to manipulate anything mineral-based.
  • Weirdness Magnet

N'Doul (Stand: Geb)

Voiced by: Kentarō Itō (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), 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.
  • Better to Die Than Be Killed: He takes his own life knowing Dio would probably kill him anyway.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He manages to take Avdol and Kakyoin out of commission easily, with only a small, if severe, burn to show for it.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's blind, but he manages to take Kakyoin out of the group by blinding him temporarily.
  • Kick the Dog: He violently kills two Speedwagon Foundation Helicopter pilots after they'd supplied the heroes, and were flying away.
  • Making a Splash: Geb can manipulate water, turning it into a pretty nasty weapon.
  • More Than Mind Control: He sees Dio as a savior for the bad guys.
  • Noble Demon: Jotaro notes him to be this.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The Crunchyroll subs for the anime, as well as several other manga translations, refer to him as N'doul.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Geb.
  • Wolverine Claws: When Geb manifests as a hand with weaponized Femme Fatalons, it can do quite a bit of damage.
  • Worthy Opponent: Jotaro is impressed that N'Doul is able to knock his hat off of his head - which he mentions has stayed put even while underwater. He's proabably the only of Dio's assassins he does respect too as he buries N'Doul after he kills himself.

Boingo (Stand: Thoth)

Voiced by: Motoko Kumai (TV anime), 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.
  • Art Shift: His Stand is a comic book, and the illustrations are rather surreal.
  • Dub Name Change: To Mondatta.
  • Gone Horribly Right: While his stand may have correctly predicted Jotaro's death in Part 6 as well as how he died, it didn't save Oingo from suffering the same fate while disguised as him.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's one of the weakest Stand Users in Dio's group, but he's pretty much The Chew Toy for the other more ineffective minions to take advantage of.
  • Prophecy Twist: His Stand predicts the future without fail, and while each prediction implies a clear course of action, it turns out there's enough wiggle room that the result isn't always what Boingo and his allies expect.
    • Prophetic Fallacy: Since Thoth can only see the immediate future, sometimes the twist comes from leaving out the consequences of what comes next. Especially true if the prediction appears abundantly straightforward.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Pretty much Forced Into Evil by his brother Oingo and Hol Horse, then tries to avenge the former and...
    • Heel Face Door Slam: ..even tries to change his ways before Iggy mauls him and makes him even more insecure than before.
    • An artwork shown later in Part 6 shows that he's at least become an illustrator later on.
  • Special Edition Title: Ending in this case, Oingo and he have a their own ending song in the anime. He gets another with Hol Horse as well.
  • Verbal Tic: "Yes!"
  • Weirdness Magnet: Thoth aside, he tends to attract unwanted attention from people who wanted to use him (Hol Horse) or happen on the wrong person (Iggy).
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Thoth's predictions are 100% accurate! Realizing how they'll come about or what happens next, however — that's the rub.

Oingo (Stand: Khnum)

Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura (TV anime), 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.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Not by choice though, he disguised as Jotaro to avoid being attacked by Joseph and Polnareff. This leads to his defeat, as he becomes the "Jotaro" that was described in Thoth's prophecy.
  • 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
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Is very overprotective over his brother Boingo.
  • 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.
  • Special Edition Title: Ending in this case, Boingo and he get their own little ending song in the anime.
  • 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.

Anubis (Users: Caravan Serai, Chaka, Khan, Jean-Pierre Polnareff, an unnamed child)

Anubus voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (TV anime), Takashi Nagasako (Heritage for the Future video game)
Chaka voiced by: Anri Katsu (TV anime), Takashi Nagasako (Heritage for the Future video game)
Khan voiced by: Hidenari Ugaki (TV anime), 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.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Once he falls into the river, he tries to beg the surrounding wildlife to help him, but to no avail.
  • 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.
  • Cool Sword: Anubis is bound to an Egyptian katana. Its wielders repeatedly state that it's a very beautiful blade, too.
  • Death by Irony: Anubis is named for the Egyptian god of embalming. It dies by rusting away.
  • Dual Wielding: Does this when possessing Polnareff, using Silver Chariot's rapier as well.
  • Evil Weapon: Can possess the wielder if the user draws the sword from its sheath.
  • Four Is Death: "No matter what, no matter what, no matter what, no matter what I won't lose!"
  • Intangibility: The blade can pass through solid objects, cutting only what it wants to.
  • Instant Expert: Part of Anubis's mind control includes talking to its users and claiming they're master swordsmen. But it's averted as Polnareff, an expert swordsman in his own right, notices that they're complete amateurs.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Seems to do this against Polnareff, but this is subverted when he ambushes Polnareff and attempts to throw himself at Jotaro's back.
  • Lightning Bruiser: According to his already fast opponents, he's actually getting stronger and faster each time he fights.
  • Talking Weapon

Mariah (Stand: Bast)

Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), 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.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde
  • Extra Ore Dinary: While she doesn't directly control metal, it does play a large part in how she fights.
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
  • Gag Boobs: Averted. It's actually a bunch of nails, nuts, and bolts stuffed in her shirt, which get attracted to the magnetized Joseph and Avdol.
  • Gonk: Normally she's very attractive, but her facial expressions when she's angry are quite hideous.
  • Hello, Nurse!: In the anime.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: Joseph and Avdol use her magnetic powers to their advantage by getting on opposite sides of her while a good aggregate of steel and iron is stuck to them. When they let go of the ground...
  • Knife Nut: Her weapon in the arcade fighter.
  • Likes Older Men: She mentions that Joseph is very sexy and that she would have been his lover if it were not for Dio Brando being more attractive.
  • Male Gaze: Her first appearance in the anime is a close butt shot. Not to mention the legs (see under).
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Selective Magnetism: Her power is the ability to magnetize anyone.
  • She's Got Legs: A very long-legged woman in a miniskirt. She gets many comments from the heroes on her legs.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The arcade fighter spells it "Mahrahia".
  • Torpedo Tits: A variation: She keeps nuts, bolts and other small metal objects in her chest to fire off as shrapnel towards anyone she's magnetized.

Alessi (Stand: Sethan)

Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (TV anime), 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 and will not face them if there's an adult nearby (including a Standless woman who couldn't possibly do him any harm). 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.
  • Insane Troll Logic: He uses this to rationalize his... habits, by claiming that people who say they are "weird" and call themselves that can't possibly be "weird" if they are self-aware about their "weirdness".
  • 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: And wouldn't hurt an adult. Even worse, an unrelated woman turned into a fetus via his Stand powers at one point.

Daniel J. D'Arby (Stand: Osiris)

Voiced by: Banjô Ginga (TV anime), 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 Telence. 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 decline 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 trophies and potential collateral, as he enjoys gambling over childish obsessions.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He doesn't fight in the conventional sense, but that's still a pretty classy suit he's rocking.
  • Badass Mustache: Manages to defeat several characters before being defeated, and his mustache is rather refined.
  • Berserk Button: Mispronouncing his name.
  • Break Them by Talking: As is befitting of a pro gambler, half his battle with his foes includes him psyching them out. Too bad Jotaro's poker face is even better.
  • 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.
  • Disease Bleach: In the 2014 anime, the stress induced by Jotaro's bluff causes his black hair to turn light grey.
  • Driven to Madness: By the end of his confrontation with Jotaro, he's left giggling madly on the floor while babbling about daring others to gamble with him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: What separates himself from Telence 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, Telence uses his Mind Reading power as a crutch, while claiming to not cheat.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In all adaptations. After losing his mind in the animated adaptations, his voice shifts up an octave as he starts giggling and babbling madly.
  • 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 Telence 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: Osiris, which attracted a lot of gambling attention.
  • Giggling Villain: In both animated adaptations, during his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Gratuitous English: "Good!"
    • Also, "Go ahead, Mr. Joestar" when he has Joseph on the ropes during their gamble. Falls into Gatuitous Engrish in the anime due to his actor's odd pronunciation.
    2014 Anime!D'arby: Gou ahedd, misster Josster!
  • 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.
  • Madness Mantra: An unusual case, in that he can't quite say it out loud due to being so stressed out during his Villainous Breakdown.
    D'arby: Call, call, call, call, call, call, call, call, call, call...
  • Most Common Card Game: He plays Jotaro in a game of poker, and loses in the most spectacular fashion possible.
  • Near Villain Victory: He was just one call away from taking out all the heroes.
  • 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.
    • However, this rule applies to him too, which causes him to panic when it looks like Jotaro might have gotten away with cheating.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Which he uses to score an easy victory against Polnareff.
  • Super Senses: His eyesight is good enough to keep Star Platinum from switching the playing cards out. His sense of touch also allows him to identify cards without looking at them, making it a bad idea to let him shuffle.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A truly epic one. Bear witness.
  • 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 until they're released.
  • Worthy Opponent: He declares Jotaro to be this after the latter sees through his first attempt to cheat and breaks his finger, taking said injury in stride and continuing the game as if nothing had happened. Jotaro, in turn, acknowledges that, while not violent, he still almost took them all out single-handedly and later notes that he would have easily seen through the cheat Jotaro used to beat Telence D'Arby.

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
  • An Ice Person: Horus's ability is ice related.
  • Cool Pet: Let's say this again: a hawk with an Ice Stand.
  • 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. Once he appears, the last two stand users the group faces give the group the hardest fight they would have.
  • 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.
  • Self-Surgery: Closed an wound that Iggy inflicted on him using the powers of Horus.
  • 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.
  • Uplifted Animal: Like any animal who gains a Stand.
  • 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.

Telence T. D'Arby (Stand: Atum)

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (TV anime, 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, Telence 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.
  • Animal Motifs: Atum's upper facial structure bears quite a few similarities to that of a barn owl.
  • Battle Butler: Describes himself as this, but doesn't have nearly the tenacity 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 Kakyoin 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, Telence 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 Telence is neither old nor stupid. Jotaro pretty much rubs it in when he points out that Daniel would have figured out the trick immediately.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: According to him, one of his victims was a serial killing Doctor. He loves listening to the man's cruel stories of the people he's killed.
  • 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 Telence was 15. Not only that, Daniel didn't even bother to defend himself, because he knew that with Atum, Telence 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.
  • Role Reprisal: Junichi Suwabe is the only voice actor from All-Star Battle other than Jotaro and Dio, specifically from Part 3, on reprising his role.
  • 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.

Kenny G (Stand: Tenor Sax)

Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (TV anime), 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."
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
  • 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.

Vanilla Ice (Stand: Cream)

Voiced by: Show Hayami (TV anime and Heritage for the Future video game (Console)), Hiroyuki Yoshino (All-Star Battle), Takeshi Aono (OVA), 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. It is named after the band Cream.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's an special case, no one knows where he comes from, or what his true hair and skin color is.
  • Badass: No, really - the minion named "Vanilla Ice" is one of the most powerful Stand users in the series, let alone Stardust Crusaders.
  • Barbarian Longhair: One of the few villains who doesn't has a mullet.
  • Battle Butler: Although Telence 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: Disrespecting Dio in any way. The reason he delivers such a vicious No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Iggy is because the latter tried attacking him with a fake Dio made from sand, which he had to destroy to defend himself.
  • 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 donate SOME of his blood and being angry when Iggy makes him hit a sand copy of Dio.
  • Blonde Guys Are Evil: Like Kira if Player 1 colors are canon, in All-Star Battle he has dark blonde hair.
  • 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 Telence 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 and the Crunchyroll subs call him Cool Ice. Depending on your point of view, it could be a reference to Cool as Ice (a film starring the actual Vanilla Ice), or the song Cold As Ice by Foreigner.
  • 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. The TV Anime plays it straight once more, in a more serious way.
  • Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: Cream.
  • 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?
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's very short tempered, Polnareff and Iggy find it the hard way.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The anime interprets the sound of him going through things with Cream as a harsh buzzing noise, which naturally puts Polnareff and Iggy on edge whenever they hear it coming.
  • Hero Killer: Of Avdol and Iggy. He even gets more kills than his master, though Dio comes extremely close to killing Joseph.
  • 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.
  • Karmic Death: Vanilla Ice murders the sand-manipulating Iggy and completely destroys Avdol's body. He dies by disintegrating into dust and leaves no corpse behind.
  • 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.
  • Leotard of Power: He wears one, making it one of the rare male examples of this trope.
  • 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.
  • Role Reprisal: Show Hayami became the only voice actor from Heritage of Future on reprising his role as Ice, something really surprising taking into account that game was developed by a rival company (being the anime sponsored by Bandai Namco) and each and every adaptation of the manga so far has changed voice actors, barring Telence Trent D'Arby, Jotaro and Dio from All-Star Battle.
  • Sphere of Destruction: His Stand could project an invisible one capable of instantly erasing anything that came into contact with it.
  • Stripperiffic: Was he a stripper?
  • 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.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: In the Capcom game.

Nukesaku

Voiced by: Tooru Nara (TV anime), Kouta Nemoto (All-Star Battle)

One of Dio's minions and a vampire. Commonly assumed to be a Stand user, as he is able to disguise himself as a woman using a face on the back of his head, but Araki has clarified that this is not a 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.
  • Expy: Like Doobie and Wired Beck before him, Nukesaku is an undead character introduced near the end of his part only to get more or less instantly defeated for the reader's amusement.
  • 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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Cherie Polnareff

Voiced: Yuka Komatsu (TV Anime), Sayuri Kubo (OVA), Naoko Ishii (Heritage for the Future), Michiko Neya (Drama CD)

Polnareff's little sister who was raped and murdered by J. Geil before the events of Part 3.

Wilson Philips

Voiced: Yuichi Nagashima (TV anime), Masaharu Sato (All Star Battle), Junpei Takiguchi (OVA), Charles Martinet (OVA, English)

A senator from the United States who happens to be in Cairo during the night of DIO's rampage. Named after the band Wilson Philips.
  • Badass Boast: He makes a surprisingly powerful one in his head about how he got to his position. When he actually says it, DIO breaks his nose before he can finish the first sentence.
  • Fat Bastard: Averted. Despite him being a wealthy politician thinking he's above DIO, Philips isn't all that mean. When DIO walks into his car and sits next to him, Philips just shrugs the intrusion off and chats with him. In the OVA he even apologizes for hitting him with his car (which was DIO's fault because he walked into traffic), and offers a generous amount of money for him to go catch a cab. He's also proud of paying an excess of taxes due to his wealth.
  • Nice Hat
  • Pinch Me / This Cannot Be!: When he asks DIO to spare him because he did as he was told and the latter replies with a simple no, he starts to think it's All Just a Dream he's having.
  • Sacrificial Lamb
  • Sanity Slippage: Pretty much loses it completely before he's even killed.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: A normal person in a world full of Crazy Awesome superpowers who pretty much sees himself as immortal because of his position in society.
  • The Tooth Hurts: DIO tears out his top incisors when he nonchalantly greets him.