Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum: The World)
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Grandson of Joseph Joestar. A perpetually angry youth, Jotaro's first appearance has him sitting in a jail cell which he willingly put himself in to keep the people around him from getting hurt by his Stand, Star Platinum, which he had no clue about and had minimal control over. After Joseph assures him he's not cursed and the Stand is under his control, he is recruited by his grandfather and Muhammad Avdol to search out and kill Dio Brando before the vampire takes over the world. And in case you were wondering, he and the entire Part 3 arc is what people normally think of when it comes to this series
He next appeared in Diamond is not Crash
, where he sought out his grandfather's son, Josuke. He made a few appearances after that, but was regulated to a supportive role for most of that adventure.
He sent Koichi Hirose to find Giorno Giovanna in Vento Aureo
, but aside from that had nothing to do with the plot.
His final appearance was in Stone Ocean
, wherein he spent most of the arc in an almost vegetative state brought on by Enrico Pucci's Whitesnake Stand.
His stand, Star Platinum, is incredibly fast and accurate, to the point of being able to catch a bullet fired 3 inches away from Jotaro's head between his index and thumb. He also has diamond-hard fists, capable of punching through walls, and bending steel bars. Later on in the story, it's revealed that Jotaro has the same type of ability as Dio; the ability to stop time. Though unlike Dio, who can maintain it for 10 seconds at his peak, Jotaro can only last 4-5 seconds.
- Absurdly Youthful Father: After twenty-three years and a teenage daughter, Jotaro has apparently managed to age several years in reverse.
- The Ace: Post-part 3. Jotaro is good at anything and everyone views him highly.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Something he is not happy with.
- Anyone Can Die: In Stone Ocean.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Jotaro has fessed up to putting people in hospitals when he gets into fights, attacking teachers who abuse their power and scaring them into never coming back, and skipping out on restaurant bills when he doesn't like the food.
- BADASS: Recognized by most fans as the absolute most badass protagonist of the series, and certainly its most popular. While Jonathan was kind of a goody-goody and Joseph offset his badassery with being kinda goofy, Jotaro is pure, unadulterated, Rated M for Manly badass.
- Badass Adorable: When Alessi de-aged him into a seven-year-old, but despite being a child facing an axe-wielding maniac, Jotaro still kicked his ass.
- Badass Baritone: In the OVA especially.
- Badass Biker: A few chapters of part three.
- Badass Boast: (after defeating Dio) "You lost for a reason, Dio. One single, simple reason. You pissed me off."
- Badass Bookworm: 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: The Joestars, duh.
- 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.
- Can Not Spit It Out: Jotaro is convinced that everyone can read his motives like a book, so he never bothers to display much emotion or explain himself. So no one has any idea what he's thinking.
- Catch Phrase: "Yare yare daze." Means either "Well, well, well," "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.
- 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.
- 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: It's missing the back end, so it's impossible to tell where his hat ends and his hair begins.
- 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 not Crash, he's more level-headed and less explosive than during his younger days.
- Older Than They Look: He appears to get younger later in the series, in spite of having a teenage daughter. Having the power of a Stand slows aging and apparently makes you younger in Jotaro's case.
- One-Liner: One of the few cracks in his extremely stoic personality is his love of delivering hammy and downright cheesy one-liners to people he's intent on beating up. Because of this, some fans have guessed that the reason he's so silent is due to thinking up new one-liners all the time.
- Perpetual Frowner: He has two settings: 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.
- 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.
- 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!"
- Smoking Is Cool: Cool enough to drive an opponent into insanity, even.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The first JoJo people think about in this series is Jotaro. Especially so in America, as Part 3 and the Capcom game based on it are the only things from the series officially translated into English.
- The Stoic: He doesn't think showing emotions is necessary because he assumes people can tell what he feels by looking at him. Understandably, this causes misunderstandings with people, including with his own daughter, who assumed he didn't care about her.
- Not So Stoic: He freaks out when his mother tries to get out of bed after she's affected by Dio's curse and laughs with Kakyoin and Polnareff when they find out Arabia Fats's weakness.
- Time Stands Still: Star Platinum is capable of stopping time.
- Tranquil Fury: During his battle with Dio, Jotaro often monologued about how pissed off he was and even credits his victory to that, yet the entire time he looked fairly cold and calculated as usual, to the point he lets the battle end in a honourable Mexican Standoff.
- 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
- 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.
- You Don't Look Like You: In the prequel OVAs made in 2000. Seriously, if it weren't for his outfit, Jotaro would look like a completely different character◊!
- Younger Than They Look: He doesn't look 17 in Part 3. This makes his appearance in Part 6 ironic, as he does actually look like as old as he should have been in Part 3.
Joseph Joestar (Stand: Hermit Purple)
See part 2
Mohammad Avdol (Stand: Magician's Red)
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.
- Big, Badass Bird of Prey: Well, Magician's Red is really just a man with a bird's head, but it still fits the trope pretty well.
- Black Dude Dies First: Twice! First, against Hol Horse and J. Geil's Hanged Man; later by Vanilla Ice.
- Calling Your Attacks:
- Color Character: Magician's Red. Avdol is also associated with the color himself given all the red he wears.
- Cool Old Guy: 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.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: During his fight with Judgment he reveals he's been holding back as he was guarding his injured shoulder. While the enemy stand was initially beating him and Polnareff, Magician's Red crushes its shoulder and arm in one hit after this revelation.
- Large Ham: Strangely, he's at his hammiest when he's explaining something.
- Mr. Exposition: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 agains 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)
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: Type IV when he was introduced. Kakyoin was never evil, just brainwashed by DIO's flesh buds.
- Badass Baritone: The new TV anime gives him a rather deep voice.
- Bishōnen: Though only in comparison to the other main characters. The art style of Part 3 doesn't make him look particularly "pretty", but he's less "built like a tractor" than every other guy in this series and he has quite a few female admirers In-Universe. Fanartists like to portray him as a completely straight example.
- This is, however, played quite straight when Araki draws him◊ in his new art style.
- Blob Monster: Hierophant Green.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The first of DIO's mind slaves that was introduced.
- Cassandra Truth: During the Death 13 arc no one will believe him that the baby that's with them is the Stand user.
- Casting Gag: He is voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa, who plays Makoto Itou, who also ends up killed by Sekai
- The Charmer: Kakyoin is handsome, calm, polite, and friendly, which comes in handy, because he usually is the one who has to clean up Jotaro's messes.
- Chick Magnet:
- Crazy Enough to Work: His plan to defeat Steely Dan's The Lover's is to have Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot to shrink to a microscopic level and enter Joseph's blood stream to perform brain surgery...Yes, seriously.
- Combat Tentacles: Hierophant Green can disassemble itself into tendrils to attack and block.
- Color Character: Hierophant Green, and Kakyoin always wears his custom green school uniform.
- Cool Shades: Gets a pair after he gets scars across his eyes from N'Dour.
- 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.
- 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'Dour almost fatally blinds him.
- Last Breath Bullet: And wasn't even aimed at Dio Brando, but still proved pivotal in defeating him.
- The Lancer: Becomes this to Jotaro after Jotaro saves him from Dio's flesh bud.
- Likes Older Women: Briefly mentioned that Jotaro's mother was beautiful. This became a bit of a meme among JoJo fans.
- Mr. Fanservice: "He's the only reason women watch this show!"
- Mr Seahorse/Homosexual Reproduction: Infamously in a doujin made by CLAMP, where he magically spawns an egg overnight which contains his and Jotaro's baby.
- My Fist Forgives You: Does this after Polnaraff acknowledges that he let his desire for revenge get to during the Hanged Man fight.
- Nerves of Steel: Kakyoin always stays calm and reliable no matter how pear-shaped the situation is. He's even able to keep his cool while dying, and deduce the power of DIO's Stand at the same time.
- New Transfer Student: How he's first introduced and to make it obvious that he was evil.
- Nice Guy: Probably the most 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.
- School Uniforms are the New Black: Kakyoin is unusually attached to his school uniform - he even sunbathes in it.
- Spiritual Successor: To the Zeppeli bloodline. He fits all of the criteria from sacrificing his life to give the hero the clue needed to defeat the Big Bad from having his good ending being dying, even in non-canon works and adaptations.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cherries. For some reason, he has this repulsive habit of sticking out his tongue and rolling the fruit around on it ("rerorerorerorero") before eating it. He's also got a pair of cherry themed earrings.
- Weirdness Magnet
- Wimpification: Probably the most infamous case within Jojo's large Yaoi fandom. The fact that CLAMP partook in it didn't help. 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)
Voiced by: Fuminori Komatsu (TV anime), Hiroaki Hirata
), Ken Yamaguchi (CD drama), Katsuji Mori
(OVA), Tsutomu Tareki (Heritage for the Future
video game), Akira Negishi (Vento Aureo
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.
- Anime Hair: A column of it. Also the inspiration for Benimaru from King of Fighters.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV 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.
- Bitter Sweet 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.
- 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 Bitter Sweet Ending/Earn Your Happy Ending above.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- 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 Build
- Handicapped Badass: Courtesy of Diavolo.
- 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 slice things apart with very facility.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
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.
- Action Pet: A dog that can manipulate sand.
- 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.
- Jerk Ass: 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.
- 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.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Some of them; Oingo, Boingo, Hol Horse, and Nukesaku in particular are extremely incompetent.
- Monster Mash: Most of the enemy stands are based on classic and slasher horror movie monsters/antagonists.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: In terms of power and competency, Dio's Stand users, despite their metaphysical abilities, are far lower than the Pillar Men in overall competency. The majority are either annoyances or somewhat difficult adversaries. The exceptions are Pet Shop and Vanilla Ice, who prove to be extremely lethally competent in their work.
- Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: Most of the enemies range from somewhat effective for a while to completely useless, which makes Vanilla Ice and Pet Shop's killings all the more jarring.
- Villain of the Week: Many of the enemy stands come off as this, especially in the manga, where some are just speed bumps that are minor annoyances to the plot, especially Boingo and Oingo, who aren't even noticed by the protagonists.
Dio Brando (Stand: The World)
See part 1
Gray Fly (Stand: Tower of Gray)
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)
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)
A sapient orangutan. His stand is a freighter ship; he can control every single part of it. He is named after the Into a Circle
song "Forever". Wu-Tang Clan's album of the same name.
- Berserk Button: His intelligence being insulted.
- Badass Longcoat: After revealing himself, Forever begins wearing a captain's coat.
- Evil Costume Switch: After he reveals himself as Strength's user, he puts on a nice admiral outfit complete with a pipe to create an Insane Admiral motif.
- Freighter Fu: Trying to figure out where Strength's kill zone is? Try the whole blasted ship, no matter where Forever actually is! If only because Strength is the ship. Loading hooks, bulkheads, fire hoses, even shards from a previously unbroken window...That freighter is Forever's personal murder factory.
- Genius Loci: Strength takes the form of a freighter which Forever can control in any way he pleases, from controlling some hooks to making the Stand absorb people into itself, to allowing Forever to fuse into the Stand itself.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Smokes a captain's pipe after The Reveal.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Forever started off his attempt to kill Team Joestar by pretending to be a normal orangutan, which worked back in the eighties because no one knew animals could have Stands back then or that getting a Stand gave an animal sapience.
- Intellectual Animal: He shows off to Jotaro by solving a Rubik's Cube in what is presumably less than two minutes.
- Interspecies Lust: An orangutan who likes human pornography, and has molestation intentions towards the runaway girl? You came just in time, Jotaro. The creepiest thing is that this actually isn't too unusual for wild orangutans in real life.
- Kick the Dog: Was killing those poor sailors in such painful ways really necessary?
- Maniac Monkeys: Or a maniac ape, in this case.
- Nice Hat: His Admiral's hat, which he wears after The Reveal.
- Villains Want Mercy: After Jotaro overpowers Strength, Forever begs for mercy. He doesn't get it.
- Uplifted Animal: He has human intelligence thanks to gaining a Stand.
Devo the Cursed (Stand: Ebony Devil)
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.
- Ax-Crazy: Especially as a Creepy Doll.
- Badass Longcoat
- Batman Gambit: His plan to kill Polnaraff; he made it easy to find himself so Polnaraff would focus on him and Ebony Devil and overlook his Creepy Doll.
- Blade on a Stick
- Combat Sadomasochist: The source of his power. The more pain and injury he's suffered at someone's hands, the more powerful his Stand is when fighting them. He intentionally goads people into hurting him in order to fuel his counterattack.
- Creepy Doll: His Stand uses this as its weapon.
- Death by Irony: Remember all the scars he has? Well, as a result of Synchronization and Polnareff dispatching Ebony Devil by slicing the living daylights out of it, Devo is killed by suffering a few hundred new slashes...as though he'd received all his old, scar-giving wounds at once.
- Dub Name Change: Twice: he was called "Soul Sacrifice" in the Viz manga and Crunchyroll subs, and "D'bo" in the Capcom game.
- Eye Scream: Polnaraff cuts out his eye...Just as Planned.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Polanraff cut him into so many pieces that his corpse looks like it was thrown into a woodchipper. We get to see the corpse, too. No wonder Polnaraff was arrested.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Many, many scars. All of them the result of him goading his targets into attacking him.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: See Synchronization below.
- Kick the Dog/Leave No Witnesses: Granted, he is an assassin who needs to keep his identity a secret, but he enjoyed killing that bellboy way too much.
- Magical Native American: Looks the part.
- Psycho for Hire: It even mentions that he has been hired by the government, Mafia, and other organizations prior to Dio.
- Power Of Hate: His stand is powered by anger at those who have wounded him.
- Refrigerator Ambush: Attempts one on Polnareff, who quickly notices the odd cans and bottles left in plain sight and asks Devo to reveal himself.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: How his power essentially works.
- Sadist:It helps when your power involves being hit.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The English release of the arcade fighter changed the spelling to D'bo to write around trademarks.
- Synchronization: His Creepy Doll is manipulated by his stand, but it also means that he feels any pain of his Stand more so than regular Stands.
- Weirdness Magnet
Rubber Soul (Stand: Yellow Temperance)
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)
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.
- 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.
- The Casanova: He extolls 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 the neck of an woman because one of Boingo's previsions show him not only doing it as receiving a jewel as result of it. Turns out that there was an mortal 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)
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's 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.
- Jerk Ass: 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: To make him more unnerving he lacks pupils.
- 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)
Click here to see her true form
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)
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.
- 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)
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: To Enyaba Geil in the English manga. In the Crunchyroll subs, her last name is omitted.
- 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.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Why yes, Enya, your son is definitely someone worth avenging!
- 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.
- She 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.
- 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.
- Zombie Apocalypse: She controls a localized one through Justice.
Steely Dan (Stand: Lovers)
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.
- Synchronization: Lovers attaches itself to its victim and transfers and multiplies any damage done to Steely Dan to the other person, making it impossible to hurt him while it's in effect.
- Weak, but Skilled: Dan claims that his Stand is the weakest one, but even if other Stand users manage to directly fight it, Lovers is still very tricky and can put up a good fight.
Arabia Fats (Stand: The Sun)
Voiced by: Manabu Sakamaki (TV anime), Wataru Takagi
(Heritage for the Future
An assassin of Dio who attacks the Joestars while in the desert. He is named after Fats Domino
His stand, the Sun, is a replica of the sun that exposes victims to intense desert heat 24/7.
- All There in the Manual: His name comes from supplementary materials; his name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In spite of the sheer power exhibited by The Sun, Jotaro takes him down with a solitary rock. Admittedly, it was thrown by Star Platinum, but still...
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Sun plays the part of a second sun, the whole idea being to warm Arabia Fats's victims unto death by hyperthermia. Of course, the actual sun can't shoot lasers...
- Frickin' Laser Beams: If the extremely high heat wasn't enough, it has the ability to fire lasers, making it one of the strongest offensive Stands in Part 3.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: The Sun Stand disguises itself by pretending to be the real Sun floating above the Crusaders.
- Glass Cannon: The Sun is ridiculously powerful, with its intense heat and its laser attack. Arabia, on the other hand, isn't.
- Power Of The Sun: His stand generates a second sun hot enough to melt scorpions.
- Weirdness Magnet
Mannish Boy (Stand: Death 13)
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.
- All There in the Manual: His name comes from supplementary materials; his name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to be a cute baby when he's really a murderous sadist.
- Bonus Boss: Death 13 in the Capcom fighting game.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Since he's a baby, he isn't physically punished like other villains. Instead, Kakyoin spikes his baby food with his own stool.
- Enfant Terrible: An 11-month-old baby who smokes and has fangs.
- Fangs Are Evil: Don't think they are Cute Little Fangs. Hell, he is scarier than Dio as vampire with that fangs showing!
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Kick the Dog: Yet another dog pointlessly killed for the ambitions of DIO. Though it was accidental, he wanted to kill Kakyoin.
- Meaningful Name: "Mannish Boy" isn't a bad name for an infant with adult intelligence.
- Monster Clown: Death 13, a Grim Reaper with a clown mask.
- Psycho for Hire: Seriously, where does DIO find these people?
- Sadist: Again, where did DIO find this guy?
- Sinister Scythe: Death 13 uses one to kill his opponents. Or the occasional dog.
- Super Intelligence: He's an eleven month old baby that is as smart as an adult.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: Despite being a 11-month-old baby, he smokes, swears, and has an Axe Crazy attitude when dealing with his victims.
- Verbal Tic: "Loli-ho!"
- Your Mind Makes It Real: Mannish Boy is just an eleven month-old infant (with fangs), so instead of fighting directly, he kills people in their dreams.
- Your Worst Nightmare: Basically the Stand version of Freddy Krueger.
Cameo (Stand: Judgment)
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.
- 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)
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 saw 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, 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 spectaculaly.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: The High Priestess has the power to manipulate anything mineral-based.
- Weirdness Magnet
N'Dour (Stand: Geb)
A blind stand user. He is named after Youssou N'Dour
His stand, Geb, has the ability to control water and shoot it at high speeds, capable of severing flesh and bone.
Boingo (Stand: Thoth)
Voiced by: Motoko Kumai
(TV anime), Takahiro Fujimoto (All-Star Battle
), Sanae Takagi (Heritage for the Future
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.
- 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 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.
- 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)
The elder of two brothers that attempts to attack the Joestars. He and Boingo are named after Oingo Boingo
(or, in the Viz translation, after The Police
album Zenyattà Mondatta
His stand, Khnum, allows him to disguise himself as anyone in the world, altering his face, size, and even smell to fool his opponents.
- Dub Name Change: To Zenyatta.
- Genre Savvy: He's well aware that while Thoth's prophecies always come true, they don't always come true in the way that he would like them to. When Thoth reveals that Jotaro will be blown up by a bomb hidden in an orange, Oingo becomes very nervous when he uses his Stand to disguise himself as Jotaro.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain
- Prophecy Twist: While he immediately realizes that one is coming beforehand, and does everything he can to get out of it, the twist still blindsides him.
- The Unfought: The heroes never realize they're being attacked by him!
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: His Stand lets him do this as long as the end result is still humanoid. He can't alter or generate clothes, but he can resculpt his hair to resemble a hat.
Caravan Serai/Chaka/Khan /Jean-Pierre Polnareff (Stand: Anubis)
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
and Chaka Khan
- All There in the Manual: The names Caraven Serai and Khan come from supplementary materials; their names aren't revealed in the manga proper.
- And I Must Scream: Ends up at the bottom of a river, unable to do anything until it rusts away.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Anubis claims to never lose to the same opponent twice, since it analyzes its opponents' strengths and weaknesses from the first fight and memorizes their techniques.
- Blood Knight: It really loves fighting.
- Death by Irony: Anubis is named for the Egyptian god of embalming. It dies by rusting away.
- Evil Weapon
- Intangibility: The blade can pass through solid objects, cutting only what it wants to.
- 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.
- Talking Weapon
Mariah (Stand: Bast)
A dark-skinned woman who attacks Joseph and Avdul with her magnetic Stand. She is named after Mariah Carey
Her stand, Bast, has the ability to give people a magnetic center, causing metal to slowly drift towards them and build speed.
Alessi (Stand: Sethan)
Voiced by: Tsutomu Tareki (Heritage for the Future video game)
An assassin of Dio that attacks Jotaro and Polneraff, who will only fight people who are weaker than him. He is named after the Alessi Brothers
His stand, Sethan, has the ability to turn adults into children.
- Ax-Crazy: Literally.
- Casting a Shadow: Sethan takes the form of Alessi's shadow, which de-ages anyone who touches it. It's also used as a standard weapon in the Capcom Fighting Game.
- Catch Phrase: "Such a good boy!" Whether referring to himself (anything but good) or his victims.
- Dirty Coward: Even if he's de-aged a victim, he still has to break out an axe to dispatch them. He has a submachine gun, too, but that's only for when he's in a hurry.
- Establishing Character Moment: When he first appears, Alessi establishes his Would Hurt a Child character when he smacks a four year old kid who had simply ran and spilled food all over his clothes by accident.
- Fountain of Youth: Sethan does this to Alessi's victims, all the way to toddlerhood... or fetus-hood, if they stay really long. It doesn't help that Alessi just loves to ravage the weak.
- Psycho for Hire: He and J.Geil are easily the most kill-happy of Dio's servants.
- Shout-Out: He does a variation of Jack Nicholson's "Heeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" bit from The Shining at one point.
- Weirdness Magnet
- Would Hit a Girl: Implied heavily, since an unrelated woman was turned into a fetus by his power and the slightest harm, intentional or unintentional, would hurt her severely.
- Would Hurt a Child: Even worse, an unrelated woman turned into a fetus via his Stand powers at one point.
Daniel J. D'Arby (Stand: Osiris)
A gambler that the Joestars fight in order to know the location of Dio's mansion. He is the older brother of Terrence. He is named after Terence Trent D'Arby
His stand, Osiris, has the ability to steal one's soul when they admit defeat in their heart. He facilitates this through gambling, stealing the victim's soul when he wins.
- Affably Evil: While he is an outright cheater who collects souls, he is willing to let the group go if they declined to continue and is only interested in a cheap thrill in gambling when not fighting for Dio.
- He also keeps the souls he collects dormant, while his brother has them completely aware of their situations. Souls to him are only collateral, as he enjoys gambling over childish obsessions.
- Badass Mustache: Manages to defeat several characters before being defeated.
- Berserk Button: Mispronouncing his name.
- Break the Haughty: One of the best remembered examples in the series, Jotaro shatters his sheer confidence and sanity utterly through a bluff.
- The Collector: He collects souls, but he keeps them dormant, preferring the thrill of gambling to the obsession of collecting people, unlike his brother.
- Even Evil Has Standards: What separates himself from Terrence is that he keeps his collection dormant, preferring gambling over an obsession of collection.
- He also uses cunning when cheating, especially against Joseph, who excels at underhanded tactics. In contrast, Terrence uses his Mind Reading power as a crutch, while claiming to not cheat.
- The Gambler: It's implied he managed to make a quite a comfortable living thanks to this trope, even before acquiring his Stand power. Of course, he may have had Osiris from birth. A comment Terrence makes about an event that happened about a decade earlier suggests that they had Stands even back then, before Enya ever met Dio or acquired an Arrow from Diavolo.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: Osris, which attracted a lot of gambling attention.
- Gratuitous English: "Good!"
- It's a Wonderful Failure: In the Capcom Fighting game, his only role is to appear in the Continue screen while the dizzy character stands on a spotlight. If you continue, he'll give you a thumbs up. If you let the timer run out, he turns your character into a poker chip.
- Lost Him in a Card Game: Betting with him isn't exactly recommended.
- He loses in one of the most epic ways possible.
- Most Common Card Game: He plays Jotaro in a game of poker, and loses in the most spectacular fashion possible.
- Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: He lives by this rule, and outright admits that he cheats, seeing it as simply another part of the game. He even compliments Jotaro for being able to catch him. Unfortunately for his opponents who may try to cheat, Osiris will take effect whether somebody else notices the cheat or not.
- Villainous Breakdown: A truly epic one.
- Your Soul Is Mine: The results of someone losing in a gamble is their soul taken by his Stand into a gambling chip.
- Though in contrast to his brother, he lets them remain unconscious till they're returned.
Pet Shop (Stand: Horus)
A sapient hawk working for Dio. Brutal, cold, and merciless, he fights Iggy after he stumbles across the location of Dio's castle.
He is named after the Pet Shop Boys
His stand, Horus, can control and manipulate ice.
- Angry Guard Hawk
- Big, Badass Bird of Prey: An hawk with an Ice Stand.
- 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.
- 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.
Terence Trent D'Arby (Stand: Atum)
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.
Vanilla Ice (Stand: Cream)
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.
- 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.
- Battle Butler: Although Terrence is the one who describes himself as such, it's Vanilla Ice who's the most effective and loyal fighter among Dio's servants.
- Berserk Button: 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 and being angry when ggy 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 Terence and Kenny G in terms of being a deadly blockade, but he's the only one we see showing absolute loyalty, to the point of beheading himself in order to supply Dio with the blood he needs.
- Dub Name Change: He is called Iced in the video game adaptation and in the OVA. All-Star Battle changes it to Cool Ice (presumably after Cool as Ice).
- Establishing Character Moment: When he calmly cuts off his own head to provide Dio with blood.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Especially in the OVAs, when his voice actor never bothered to sound like a young man. On the other hand, in the Heritage of Future and All-Star Battle games, both Show Hayami and Hiroyuki Yoshino respectively did a better job sounding like one, albeit a very creepy one.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: 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.
- 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.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He delivers one to Iggy fueled by his outrage at having to attack the semblance of Dio.
- Odd Name Out: One of only two Stands in Stardust Crusaders that isn't named for a tarot major arcana or Egyptian god.
- Portal Cut: What can happen to the target of his stand.The only thing left of Avdol are his arms, and Iggy is cruelly cut in half in the OVA.
- Power of the Void: His Stand is able to devour itself and its user to become a void that consumes everything it comes in contact with.
- Psycho Supporter: His very devotion to Dio is what also makes him unreliable, and causes Dio to entrust his master plan to Pucci instead.
- Punny Name: Though the name of his Stand could also be an unintentional double reference to the band Cream.
- The Renfield: To Dio.
- Sphere of Destruction: His Stand could project an invisible one capable of instantly erasing anything that came into contact with it.
- Stripperific: 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.
Kenny G (Stand: Tenor Sax)
A mercenary of Dio with illusionary Stand powers. He is named after Kenny G
His stand, Tenor Sax, allows him to create elaborate mazes. Unfortunately for him, Iggy has a very keen sense of smell.
- All There in the Manual: His Stand's name comes from supplementary materials; its name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
- Bizarchitecture: Tenor Sax made Dio's palace into this.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: To quote the manga; "This man is Kenny G. His Stand is a Stand of illusions. He was beaten without a fight."
- Glass Cannon: His illusion abilities are extensive, but goes down in one blow without any effort.
- Odd Name Out: One of only two Stands in Stardust Crusaders that isn't named for a tarot major arcana or Egyptian god.
- * Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
Voiced by: Kouta Nemoto (All-Star Battle)
One of Dio's minions and a vampire. Commonly assumed to be a Stand user, but the author has clarified that he has no Stand ability.
- Ascended Extra: Since Vanilla Ice was made to be a DLC character in All-Star Battle, DIO's Mansion's stage hazard is instead good ol' Nukesaku.
- Butt Monkey: Treated like crap by the heroes and his own allies alike.
- Gonk: He's comically short and big headed.
- 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.