Characters: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 4
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Josuke Higashikata (Stand: Crazy Diamond)
Voiced by: Wataru Hatano (All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven)The illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar. Josuke is known for his unique hairstyle and fierce temper regarding said hair. His adventures started when Jotaro tracked him down and informed him that he was Joseph's son and warned him about the deadly Stand user Angelo, who killed his grandfather shortly after the start of the story. Following that, he is pulled into the search for the serial killer that threatens Morioh-cho.His Stand is Crazy Diamond, which allows Josuke to repair objects as he sees fit. This can be applied in several ways, including healing wounds, breaking two objects and combining them into one, and reducing something to its original components.Note that going with the Theme Naming of JoJo, the second kanji in his first name, can also be read as "jo," as well as that his proper name would be Josuke Joestar.His stand is named after the Pink Floyd composition "Shine on you Crazy Diamond."
- Adorkable: Much like his father in his younger days, he's a big dork.
- And I Must Scream: Usually what he does to enemies he doesn't befriend.
- Anime Hair: His epic pompadour.
- Berserk Button:
- Never make fun of his hair, unless you want your face to literally be rearranged. This gets to the point of Josuke being driven literally blind with rage, preventing Heaven's Door from affecting him.
- Also, never mess with his mom. Angelo and Terunosuke have learnt this the hard way.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He will not, under any circumstance, kill you. But he will hurt you a lot if you piss him off.
- But Not Too Foreign: He's half Japanese and half British .
- Chick Magnet: Like those in the Joestar line, though he's not nearly as bitter about it as Jotaro.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Even more prominent when you actually have the protagonist of the last part in the new one as well. From their first meeting alone, Josuke is a visibly far more relaxed and friendlier individual than Jotaro ever will be. As a result, Josuke befriends and gets along with people that Jotaro never could, like people with rotten personalities and his own silly mother. Josuke is also flightier and more prone to getting involved in silly antics and convoluted schemes than his Straight Man nephew. On the other hand...
- Not So Different: Josuke also has a lot of the traits that Jotaro had when he was a delinquent himself; Same attachment to their favorite head ornaments (hair and hat respectively), same disregard for rules that inconvenience them, same lack of father figure in their lives, same intense sense of justice and loyalty to their friends, and same explosive attitude. This also extends to Josuke and his father Joseph, despite Josuke's initial hangups. Both of them are the goofiest and most personable Joestars to date.
- Cruel Mercy / Ironic Hell:
Josuke: The way I see it, if I make you well again, and THEN kick your ass, I won't be "bullying the weak" then, now will I? DORA!! Dorararararararararara! DORAAAAA!!!
- After defeating Angelo, he used Crazy Diamond to fuse him with a rock, and then he slapped a sign on him that read: "Please leave your doggy's waste in front of the rock". Angelo really hated doggy waste.
- When faced with Yuuya Fungami, then bed-ridden villain and pathetically begging "you wouldn't bully a weak and helpless cripple now, would you?", Josuke healed him back to pristine health with Crazy Diamond, and THEN:
- After coming back from being turned into a paper, he turned Terunosuke into a book.
- Combat Medic: His Stand, Crazy Diamond, is almost on par with Jotaro's Star Platinum when it comes to melee combat; it's also one of the rare instances where the healing power itself doubles as an offensive measure.
- Defeat Means Friendship: To a ridiculous extent. Almost everyone he faces ends up becoming his ally.
- Dub Name Change: The English release of All Star Battle renames his Stand to "Shining Diamond" to avoid copyright problems with Pink Floyd (The reference is still there but more subtle).
- Face of a Thug: Before Araki changes his art style to look less like Fist of the North Star he looks very big, scary and menacing, especially in his debut arc. Koichi was notably scared of him before they became friends. This doesn't reflect his (normally) goofy and friendly personality though.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: Crazy Diamond.
- The Gambling Addict: Ask the pachinko owner. He also demonstrates this when trying to get extra money for the summer from Rohan.
- Genre Blind: Joseph tells Josuke that a Stand is suddenly turning the immediate area around a baby they found invisible. Josuke assumes he's senile. This can be a bit frustrating to a reader who has just finished Stardust Crusaders, where the characters would immediately assume anything even a little out of the ordinary was the work of a Stand.
- However, this is the only time Josuke acts this way, and only because he was under the, mostly correct, impression that Joseph was senile. Otherwise, he reacts the same way the Stardust crusaders do: Realizing it's a stand after three or four obvious attacks.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Crazy Diamond is capable of restoring almost anything, including living beings, to their original state. This eventually gets used for healing some seriously messy injuries. However...
- Heroic Bastard: Joseph's illegitimate son. Joseph was sixty-five at the time, meaning Josuke is actually younger than his nephew, Jotaro.
- Honor Before Reason: Good heart be blamed, as he took this trait to absurd levels! And it backfired on him on several occasions, but his positive Laser-Guided Karma always triggered during those moments.
- In Series Nick Name: JoJo.
- Japanese Delinquents: Partially subverted. He looks like one thanks to his perpetual uniform and his characteristic pompadour, but personality-wise is mostly the opposite provided said pompadour is not even remotely insulted.
- Kiai: DORARARARARARARA!!!
- Taken Up to Eleven in All Star Battle, where Crazy Diamond's VA sounds like he is outright screaming into the microphone.
- Nice Guy: Well, most of the time. He is one of the nicer JoJos in the series.
- Odd Name Out: The "JoJo" Theme Naming isn't as obvious in Josuke's name as it is in the others.
- Personality Powers: As Jotaro discovered, the nature of Josuke's stand is a reflection of his good heart and desire to help those around him.Jotaro: Humans thrive on the destruction of others. But among them, there's you, and your power is the kindest, most generous ability one could ever have.
- Power Incontinence: If Josuke is distracted or angry, things tend to look really weird when he repairs them.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Okuyasu's Red.
- Spanner in the Works: Of sorts. While Kira manages to kill him and the rest of the group with Bites The Dust, Josuke manages to avoid it in the next time loop, and thus save the others just by oversleeping and not getting to Kira's house on-time (though Hayato calling him so that he shows up before the "Groundhog Day" Loop kicks in plays a part as well.)
- Strong Family Resemblance: Resembles Jotaro.
- Swiss Army Superpower: His ingenuity allows him to use his power to repair (and rearrange) things in plenty of creative ways.
- The most triumphant example of this is in his fight against Highway Star. He can't slow down the motorcycle he's riding, or Highway Star will catch up to him, but there's a baby carriage in the way. So what does he do? Crazy Diamond breaks the motorcycle, Josuke flies through the air, and Crazy Diamond reassembles the bike before he hits the ground.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: Hearts.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: Notable for being the only JoJo of the original timeline who doesn't kill a single person (except some Stand-using rats). He even went to great lengths to save the life of some of his foes.
- Why Did It Have To Be Turtles?: Averted. He is first seen confronting his fear by trying to touch a turtle; this is the only time he ever encounters one, it poses no obstacle to him whatsoever, and he even heals it after its shell gets shattered by some local thugs. Not that this stops him from getting spooked again by it shortly afterwards.
- You Killed My Grandfather: He eventually gets to punish Angelo for what he did.
- You're Not My Father: He was initially cold and indifferent to Joseph's attempts to be a father to him, and angrily tells the old man to not even bother trying after being absent all his life. In Joseph's defence, he was never told about the boy's existence; and when Josuke saw just how sincere he was about wanting to be a loving and strong father-figure, he finally comes to respect and love him in return.
- Zany Scheme: He managed to pull a couple of ingenious and successful money-making ploys... but not without incidents.
Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum)See part 3
Koichi Hirose (Stand: Echoes)
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga he is blonde, but in All Star-Battle his hair are light-blue.
- Anime Hair: Starts off with long slicked back hair, then cuts his hair into a flat top to get rid of Yukako's hair. Whenever he gets excited, angry or determined, his hair forms pointed clumps and stands up like a Super Saiyan.
- Badass Adorable
- Berserk Button: Don't touch his mother or sister.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Much like Josuke, Koichi is nice up to a point. But mess with his friends or family, and he will ensure that you regret ever doing it. The change from "nice to badass" is more pronounced than Josuke, however, in that Koichi's normally soft features become much harsher-edged (and he grows a Super Saiyan-like aura) when he's pissed.
- Character Development: He starts off as a weak and shy youth, but as the series progresses, he began to be more confident and even gained the respect of Jotaro Kujo. Hell, even his Stand symbolizes his change.
- Death Glare: The first indication of when he is going to get serious.
- Defiant to the End/"The Reason You Suck" Speech: A non lethal example. He was ready to die and clearly said to Kira that he sucked:"Your stupidity has exposed you! I will wait for you in the other world!"
- Dub Name Change: As with Crazy Diamond becoming Shining Diamond, Echoes became Reverb for the English version of All-Star Battle in order to keep Pink Floyd from suing.
- Evolution Power-Up/Multiform Balance: Echoes has three forms. Each successive form has more powerful combat abilities, but drastically reduced movement range compared to the previous form.
- Act 1 can plant a written sound on something, which will repeat and increase in volume; it remains relevant despite Acts 2 and 3 due to its excellent movement range making it a useful scout.
- Act 2 can also plant written sounds, but these will instead "become real"; for example, if it plants the sound "whoosh", a strong gust of wind will appear; if it plants "cracklecrackle", flames will appear; etc.
- Act 3 has Act 2's sound powers along with the ability to generate a gravity well under anything it punches. It's the strongest form.
- Expy: Shares the same name and a similar appearance and personality to a character from Araki's first serialized manga series, Magic Boy B.T. He is also an expy of Gohan, Echoes Act 2 is an expy of Frieza, and Echoes Act 3 is an expy of Cell.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Heart Is An Awesome Power: Echoes' power to attach a sound to a person may be easy to dismiss in a fight, but in its first appearance ever, it defeated a villain by driving him nearly insane from extremely loud, painful sounds ripping into his ears constantly. This is rendered irrelevant later when Echoes Act 2 and 3 gain much more useful abilities.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Unlike other characters, Koichi visibly struggles early on with learning how to summon or control his Stand, because he would have been one of the people that doesn't survive the Arrow, yet being healed by Josuke allowed him to cheat death and get a Stand when he normally wouldn't be capable of getting it.
- Magnetic Hero: Through his actions, he became appreciated by many characters in the manga, even his old enemies. Rohan himself stated that he appreciates him.
- Nice Guy: He expresses love for his family, holds his friends in esteem, and tends to presume innocence on the part of strangers. Rohan's stand "Heaven's Door" exposes Koichi as honest and courageous.
- Official Couple: He ends up being Yukako's boyfriend.
- Older Than They Look: His height's probably to blame.
- Ordinary High-School Student
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Echoes Act 3 is about as tall as Koichi. It also packs a mean punch.
- Sensitive Guy: To Josuke and Okuyasu's Manly Men.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Echoes Act 3 is very foul-mouthed, even in the Japanese original.
- Supporting Protagonist: To Josuke. Koichi get more screentime in the story, almost as much as Josuke. He is the first new character that appear in Part 4 and his popularity is such that also appear at the beginning of Part 5.
- Took a Level in Badass: Several times, actually. The first time he did, his Stand was created, the other times his Stand leveled up with him.
- Unsound Effect: Echoes's first ability.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair in All Star-Battle.
Okuyasu Nijimura (Stand: The Hand)
Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (All-Star Battle)Josuke's schoolmate. At first, he antagonizes Josuke at the behest of his elder brother, but the two later become friends. He's a bit slow on the uptake.Okuyasu's stand is The Hand. When he swings his right hand, anything along the arc's path will vanish, and the resulting gap will close; for example, if Okuyasu erases the middle section of a sign, the two ends will join in the middle. Okuyasu commonly uses this ability to teleport by erasing the air in front of him and zooming in to replace it. Despite the incredible potential of this ability, Okuyasu is too stupid to consider its implications and is poor in a fight. Well, most of the time.
- Avenging the Villain: His determination to stop Akira stems from his desire to avenge his brother, even though he acknowledges that he probably got what was coming to him.
- Back from the Dead: In the final battle, Okuyasu comes back from getting a large chunk of his abdomen blown to smithereens.
- Big Damn Heroes: Just in time to save Josuke, too!
- The Big Guy: The Hand is essentially pure strength in Stand form.
- Butt Monkey: Like Polneraff and Narancia, he is usually the first person to get subjected to enemy Stands.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Both Okuyasu and Kakyoin were influenced by Dio (Okuyasu through his father, Kakyoin being directly brainwashed) to fight and later befriend their respective JoJo, but whereas Kakyoin was reserved and intelligent, Okuyasu is a Hot-Blooded Idiot Hero. Most notably, both of them have their sides destroyed during the final battle, but Okuyasu manages to survive the ordeal.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Expect to see this a lot where Josuke is concerned.
- Dumb Muscle: His catchphrase is even some version of "Shut up! I ain't that smart!"
- Establishing Character Moment: Okuyasu's very first fight has Keicho reminding him how powerful his Stand is and that he better not screw up. Later in the fight, he showcases his Stand's ability to pull things towards him by doing it to Josuke...and accidentally pulling a nearby potted plant forward in the process, which hits him right in the head and knocks him out. Josuke then remarks that he'd be a lot more dangerous if he wasn't such an idiot.
- Shares a lot of similarities with Jean-Pierre Polnareff. Both are impulsive, a bit dim, and are usually the first guys to be affected by enemy Stands. But at the same time, they are determined, and more loyal to their True Companions than anyone else.
- Kuwabara, being both soft-hearted and extremely gullible.
- Face of a Thug: After his defeat to Josuke he becomes goofier and more amiable, despite his looks.
- Facial Markings: His face has an odd set of lines best described as )(, circling around his eyes and not quite touching.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Keicho's responsible.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Josuke. They are almost always seen hanging out together.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: How he's initially defeated. Josuke doesn't even need to lay a finger on him, because he accidentally KO's himself with his own powers.
- Idiot Hero: And well aware of it. Notice that he tends to attach himself to people who actually think before they act.
- The Lancer: Shares this with Koichi and sometimes Rohan to Josuke.
- Lethal Joke Character: The Hand erases from existence anything it swipes. This would be one of the single most dangerous stands in the franchise if it was being used by... well, anyone smarter than Okuyasu.
- Portal Cut: Okuyasu personally believes that this is how The Hand's ability works, but claims that he has no idea where the portal leads.
- Power Palm: There's a reason his stand is called The Hand, after all.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Josuke's Blue.
- Younger Than They Look: Looks even less of a teenager than Josuke despite being the same age as him.
Rohan Kishibe (Stand: Heaven's Door)
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven)A mangaka noted for his incredible success at just 20 years old and his extremely eccentric personality. His stand is Heaven's Door, which makes anyone who sees his artwork (tracing his finger in the air is adequate) into an "open book" that he can freely read and write notes in. With these notes, he can alter people's personalities with phrases like "I cannot attack Rohan Kishibe" or "I speak fluent Italian"; even things like "I will fly backward 10 meters" will have an effect.
- Anti-Hero: Mostly a Nominal Hero since he tends to be rude, callous, and sociopathic. Though it should be noted that when the situation's dire enough, he's capable of sacrificing himself for others.
- Anime Hair: What the hell is that jagged bit on his head? A headband? Part of his scalp? It's never explained or even mentioned by anyone. His actual hair counts as well, resembling a paintbrush which is fitting due to his profession.
- Author Avatar: Subverted. Although he shares many traits with Araki, the latter has mentioned in interviews that his personality is nothing like Rohan's despite the superficial similarities. For one thing, although Araki likes Josuke, Rohan can't stand him.
- Bare Your Midriff: Most of his outfits.
- Breakout Character: Very popular among the fans. He's also the main protagonist in several side stories such as the "Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe" one-shots. Also, Araki said that fans were asking him when will he appear in part 8. Although, it has to be his counterpart.
- Brutal Honesty: Really, really brutal.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a very capable mangaka, but he has a lot of quirks.
- Call Forward: According to Episode 16: At A Confesssional, in the time of his recuperation after the battle against Josuke, he went to Italy to do researching for Pink Dark Boy. The next arc, Vento Aureo, is set in Italy.
- The Cameo: He's briefly namedropped in Stone Ocean as one of the few mangaka who are still making their deadlines after Made in Heaven takes effect. Keep in mind, that means he's drawing entire chapters of manga in a couple minutes each when time is going so fast that the ink on his pen should be drying out before he can touch paper.
- Cerebus Retcon: According to the Jorge Joestar novel, this incident wasn't a joke. Rohan was so utterly absorbed in his work that Made in Heaven simply didn't affect him and he carried over into the next universe unchanged.
- Of course said novel is a non-canon Crack Fic written by the author, so take that as you will.
- Cerebus Retcon: According to the Jorge Joestar novel, this incident wasn't a joke. Rohan was so utterly absorbed in his work that Made in Heaven simply didn't affect him and he carried over into the next universe unchanged.
- Characterization Marches On: Initially, he's portrayed as being reclusive, extremely rude, and possibly even mentally unstable. As time went on, those traits got toned down considerably to where he seemed more eccentric than anything else. He almost seems like a different character in the one-shots compared to how he seemed at his first appearance.
- A Day in the Limelight: Given his popularity, it's no surprise he has starred in many one-shots. He's even sometimes considered as a "bonus" protagonist.
- Spin-Off:... and from what it looks like, Araki could serialize his "Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan" one shots at least a couple of times a year if it's either in Weekly Shounen Jump or in Jump SQ without interrupting his current serialization of Part 8 in Ultra Jump.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Only partially. Rohan gets along very well with Hazamada and Koichi, but not Josuke. He was defeated by the latter, mind you.
- Fiction 500: The wealth gained from the popularity of his manga allows him to buy Gucci, Armani and mountain ranges with enough money to make Scrooge McDuck green with envy. The last of those temporarily bankrupted him, mind.
- God Mode: His Stand amounts to this, especially once it becomes clear in Rohan au Louvre that he can even use it on himself. He can make it impossible for others to attack him, and if he had just a little more motivation, he could have been one of the most fearsome characters in the series with it.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Haunted Hero: From the manga to the one-shots, every story about Rohan involves him encountering ghosts.
- Hero of Another Story: Is this in Rohan at the Louvre, a graphic novel written by Araki where he investigates a supposedly cursed painting at the Louvre in Paris.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: Rohan believes that normal people are a waste of his precious time, and will ONLY show his barely kind and caring side to those who earn his respect.
- It's Personal: He's even more motivated to bring down Kira when he learns that one of Kira's victims once babysat him at her home on the same night Kira chose her as his newest "girlfriend" donor. She neglected her own safety so she could ensure that Rohan would not be killed as well. Suffice to say that Rohan becomes determined to repay her sacrifice.
- Lack of Empathy: Caused by a combination of his inborn eccentricity and his pride in his skills as an artist. He does slowly gain some after befriending Koichi.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: By turning people's flesh into pages, he can rip the pages out, taking their memories and weight.
- Mad Artist: He is eccentric, arrogant, reclusive, and initially comes across as sociopathic, though he shows his nicer side later.
- A Man Of Wealth And Taste: Wealthy, yes. Buys top classy brands, oh definitely. Taste? Well... His are as "different" as his personality.
- Meaningful Name: In Rohan au Louvre, he explains that his parents combined the characters for "tied to" and "the ephemeral" to give him the name "Rohan". This explains why he seems to always attract wandering spirits.
- Nice Hat: Heavens's Door has one.
- No Export for You: Invoked. His comics have Taiwanese and French translations, but no English. According to Rohan, the American industry has no taste and won't publish him.
- No Sense of Personal Space
- One-Liner: From the Highway Star arc:"However, I refuse."
- Personality Powers: Heaven's Door is perfect for someone with writer's block.
- Progressively Prettier: In his debut arc, he started out very plain-looking. After Araki's drastic style change in the middle of the story, he becomes one of the most well-known Bishonens of Part 4.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Another point to bring up in the whole Author Avatar thing. In the author's note section of volume 35, Hirohiko wrote that he's against environmental destruction, and brings up that he recently visited his hometown, and a mountain that was there has been bulldozed to make room for a housing complex. Pretty much the same thing happened to Rohan in Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe - Mutsukabekaza, but Rohan just bought the entire mountain range instead of letting it get bulldozed, going bankrupt in the process. So, it's pretty obvious that Araki didn't take this lying down.
- Reclusive Artist: An In-Universe example, and he's somewhat infamous for it.
- Rewriting Reality: His stand, Heaven's Door, has the ability to alter a target's thoughts, memories, and even their physical space. It even makes them capable of doing physically impossible things if he wishes - he saves Koichi from the hands of the dead by writing "Koichi flies backwards at 70 KPH" in him. As of Rohan au Louvre, he can even use the ability on himself.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: He bought a few mountains in order to stop construction so he could proceed with research for his manga in an undisturbed environment. He went bankrupt in the process, but money is never an object to him anyway.
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: When Josuke attempts to trick him into betting enormous amounts of money in a gambling game involving an alien disguised as dice, Rohan becomes so focused on figuring out how Josuke cheats that he fails to notice that his very expensive home is on fire. He then proceeds to ignore the fire entirely, still hell-bent on figuring out Josuke's scheme. Later on, it is shown that he was quick to pay for the extremely high housing repair costs incurred due to the fire without so much as batting an eyelash.
- Shōnen: Apparently Rohan's editors believed that he needed more large-breasted female characters for his manga to be successful. It seems that his manga, Pink Dark Boy, is an action story full of young men and was able to become a massive hit even without the addition of more female characters.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: While they do appreciate him, nearly everyone agrees that Rohan is an extremely unpleasant individual. Even Koichi is still unnerved around him from time to time. This suits Rohan just fine, since he has little interest in the rest of them in return, beyond being his allies in uncovering Kira. The only exceptions to this are with Koichi, the only friend he truly respects, and Josuke, the only friend he really hates.
- Write What You Know: Invoked. Like Araki, he believes in researching reality to improve his stories. Maybe unlike Araki, he does some extreme things for that purpose. Early on, he tortures a spider to see how it reacts to pain, then kills it... but not before tasting it with a casual lick.
- Write Who You Know: In-universe example. Being able to literally read people like books comes in handy for when he needs inspiration for new characters...
- The Worf Effect: Despite having one of the most broken stands in Part 4, Rohan constantly falls for traps set by enemy Stand users. It doesn't help that he's fairly short-sighted outside of his work.
Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (All-Star Battle)The ghost of Yoshikage Kira's first victim. She clues in Koichi and Rohan to the presence of a serial killer in Morioh.
- Big Friendly Dog: Her ghostly sidekick, Arnold.
- Big Good: As a ghost, she chooses to stay in Morioh in the hope of meeting someone willing to help her bring Kira, the man who has killed her and other girls, to justice. She introduce her story to main characters.
- Cool Big Sis: Was this to Rohan.
- Cute Ghost Girl: Okuyasu comments that she is very cute.
- Jacob Marley Apparel: Kira apparently leaves the same scar on everyone he kills, and the scar also appears on their ghosts.
- Meaningful Name: Aside from the Shout-Out below, "Rei" also means "spirit".
- Nothing Is Scarier: When she shows a person her scar, we never get to see it. One can only wonder how badly Kira used to mutilate people before Killer Queen gave him a cleaner way of handling corpses.
- Our Ghosts Are Different
- Shout-Out: She and her dog Arnold are named after two Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd singles, See Emily Play ("Reimi" is an anagram of "Emiri") and Arnold Layne.
Voiced by: Yuko Sato (All-Star Battle)Kosaku Kawajiri's son.
- Badass Normal: Has no Stand power. Catches onto the villain first, escapes his elaborate trap, and throws himself in harm's way in a determined attempt to make sure Kira gets what he deserves. As a kid in elementary school, he more than qualifies.
- Driven to Suicide: Tries to kill himself with an Exacto knife when Bites The Dust is about to trigger and kill Josuke's group. Unfortunately for him, Bites The Dust is designed to keep him alive.
- Papa Wolf: Ironic in that, being just a child, he's willing to die and even kill to protect his mother from Kira in the guise of his father.
- Properly Paranoid: He places hidden cameras around the house and films his father while he is going to work for months, because he suspects that he has been replaced by someone who looks exactly the same.
Joseph Joestar (Stand: Hermit Purple)See part 2
Tomoko HigashikataJosuke's mother, who is deeply in love with Joseph. She's rather normal, being as good of a parent as she can to Josuke.
- Berserk Button: Coming on to her. She slams a guy's head into his car when he tries to flirt with her.
- Distressed Damsel: Gets held hostage several times throughout Part 4.
- Teen Pregnancy: Conceived Josuke when she was still in college.
- Your Cheating Heart: Inverted case. She knows Joseph is married, but is still madly in love with him.
Ryohei HigashikataJosuke's grandfather. A police officer who served in Morioh for 35 years. A jokester who is somewhat neglectful of his duties, but genuinely eager to help his community. Gets killed by Anjuro.
- Cool Old Guy
- Contrived Coincidence: While targeting Josuke, Anjuro recognizes him as the officer who originally arrested him.
- Friendly Target
- Let's Get Dangerous: Gets a fearsome look in his eyes when he finds out a serial killer's on the loose. Sadly, since the killer recently gained supernatural powers...
- Overprotective Dad: Looks the other way when Tomoko slams an overly flirtatious man's face into his car.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He is the first good character killed from a villain.
Nijimura Family Patriarch (Stand: Nijimura Family Patriarch's Stand)The father of the Nijimura brothers. The loss of their mother and the family's descent into poverty made him abusive, but his financial problems were solved by joining Dio's henchmen. However, the flesh bud implant that came with this ran wild upon Dio's death, causing him to mutate into a monstrous form that would impair his intelligence and ability to speak and heal any wounds instantly. Keicho subsequently searches for a means to end his father's miserable life.
- Abusive Parent: Towards his sons, until he found Dio.
- Karmic Transformation: He became the savage beast he was to his sons.
- And I Must Scream: Being turned into a blob that can't think or speak properly, it's the fate of anyone who has a seed of Dio inside them.
- Even worse, despite not being able to speak or otherwise communicate, he remembers who he was — enough that he's spent ten years trying to reassemble a torn-up photograph of his family and crying for days on end between attempts.
- Body Horror: Mutated into a massive green blob.
- Healing Factor: His unnamed stand seems to give him this power, allowing him to regrow a severed arm.
- Humanoid Abomination: Mutated into an almost mindless green blob monster with a beakish mouth.
- No Name Given
- Progressively Prettier: Starts off being utterly disgusting before Art Evolution made him into a cartoony Mon-like creature.
- Sanity Slippage: The seed not only decreased his looks, but his rationality as well, being completely animalistic by the time of the story.
Tamami Kobayashi (Stand: The Lock)
Voiced by: Kazunari Tanaka (All-Star Battle)A local thug who shakes down people for money by using his Stand, The Lock, which places a heavy padlock on a target's heart that amplifies feelings of guilt. After his defeat at the hands of Koichi and his newly awakened Stand, he ceases his criminal activities and helps the party from time to time.
- Advertised Extra: Prior to Rohan's appearance, he often shows up in chapter covers even though he's unimportant compared to the heroes.
- Anime Hair: His pompadour is even bigger than Josuke's.
- Art Evolution: When he's first introduced, he's a regular sized man with a regular amount of hair. Over the course of a few chapters, his design drastically changes to one in which he's about the same size as the diminutive Koichi and his hair is drawn more pronounced.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated, he becomes a follower of Koichi.
- Driven to Suicide: If The Lock becomes heavy enough, its victim will become so guilt-addled that they'll think suicide the only proper thing to do.
- Heel-Face Turn: Brought on by not wanting to have his eardrums explode by Echoes.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Becomes this after being humbled by Koichi.
- The Knights Who Say Squee: A Stand user himself, and is a fan of Rohan Kishibe's works. In Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe: Mutsukabezaka, he receives an autograph made of coffee in a paper sheet.
- Loan Shark: Becomes this post-Heel-Face Turn.
- Older Than They Look: He was an average-sized man until Koichi defeated him, which somehow resulted in him shrinking to midget size.
- Weirdness Magnet
Toshikazu Hazamada (Stand: Surface)
Voiced by: Taiki Matsuno (All-Star Battle)A bully at Koichi's high school. He uses his stand, Surface, to alter a life-size wooden mannequin into an exact double of someone. If the Surface-doppelganger makes eye contact with whoever its imitating, the real person will be locked into copying the mannequin's movements.
- Art Evolution: In the same vein as Tamami Kobayashi, he was originally introduced as a regular sized man. However after being discharged from the hospital following his initial encounter, he became much more smaller, being practically just a head taller than the diminutive Koichi.
- Casanova Wannabe: So that becomes jealous of his stand disguised as Josuke when is greeted by many school girls.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After his defeat, he wanting to befriend Koichi Hirose as both are fans of mangaka Rohan Kishibe.
- Disproportionate Retribution: How he is introduced; Tamami narrates to Koichi and Josuke how he used his stand to force someone to rip his eye out just because the guy had argued with him.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: The first character that lampshade as stand users are destined to meet each other due to Toshikazu's belief that every stand user is destined to meet one another by a thin line of fate.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Really hates popular guys like Josuke.
- Heel-Face Turn
- Older Than They Look: After being defeated by Josuke and befriending Koichi, Hazamada suddenly looks quite a bit younger than before, partly because he suddenly looks a lot shorter. On the other hand, Koichi is the primary point of view, so this may be an indication of Hazamada no longer being a threat to him.
- Otaku: A big fan of Rohan Kishibe's Pink Dark Boy and nerdy interests in general.
- No Respect Guy: His own Stand makes fun of him.
- People Puppets: Surface uses an interesting version of this. Once it begins mimicking a person, it can actually control their actions so long as it maintains eye contact. Specifically, whenever it makes a motion while doing so, the one mimicked will wind up doing the same motion, albeit with the other side of their body, as though they were Surface's mirror reflection.
- The Sociopath: Rohan's use of Heaven's Door on him reveals he tortures animals and his younger brother and nearly raped a girl he had a crush on...and as such, is absolutely terrible writing material for Rohan. Naturally, he's really crushed by it.
Yukako Yamagishi (Stand: Love Deluxe)
Voiced by: Chinatsu Akasaki (Eyes of Heaven)A beautiful classmate of Koichi's who falls deeply in love with him due to his pure heart and potential. Her Stand, Love Deluxe, makes her hair prehensile.
- Advertised Extra: Often shows up in chapter covers even though she's unimportant compared to the heroes.
- Alliterative Name
- Black Eyes of Evil: As a side-effect of Aya's Stand Cinderella after she forgot to apply a lipstick.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Being bested by Koichi, then rescued from a certain death by Echoes, who pasted a "Boing" sound into a cape mellows her down.
- Heel-Face Turn: After her defeat Yukako, still lovestruck, seemed to have learned from her mistake in trying to force Koichi.
- Mood Whiplash: Finally kisses Koichi in a rather heartwarming moment which is immediately followed by her face becoming black eyed and hideous.
- Official Couple: With Koichi.
- Out of Focus: After the "Yukako Yamagishi wants to be Cinderella" story arc, she is reduced to a very minor role in the RPS Kid arc and completely disappears soon after. She then only appears at the end to salute Reimi.
- Prehensile Hair: The power of Love Deluxe. She can use her hair as a weapon to do things like use strands to wrap around someone's tongue so they cannot talk, smash though a window so she doesn't cut herself, put some of her hair on someone else's to drag them into things, and just flat out crush a two story house.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Koichi, although after he successfully defeats her, she greatly tones down her aggression.
- Yandere: Until Echoes defeats her, anyway. More precisely, she initially love Koichi, but becoming violent towards any who she feels would hurt her chances of captivating him. She takes an overtly psychopathic turn when she decides to kidnap and brainwash Koichi, before his triumphant escape.
Antonio Trussardi (Stand: Pearl Jam)
Voiced by: Daisuke Matsubara (All-Star Battle)An Italian chef who sets up shop in Morioh. His stand, Pearl Jam, allows his dishes to correct poor health.
- Berserk Button: Kitchen hygiene is something that Antonio takes very, very seriously. He does not take ignorance of said hygiene well, as Josuke found out.
- Body Horror: While his cooking is beneficial, it also has the unfortunate side effect of doing some rather gross things to the person who eats it in the process (like causing Okuyasu's eyes to deflate and a dog to start puking up his intestines.)
- Dub Name Change: Pearl Jam to Opal Jam in the English version of All-Star Battle.
- Face of a Thug: Pearl Jam looks like a swarm of grimacing, sharp-toothed parasites, but it cures the illnesses and pleases the taste buds of Tonio's customers.
- He Knows Too Much: Subverted. It looks like he's flying into a rage when Josuke and Okuyasu see his Kick the Dog moment. Turns out he was just pissed that they didn't come in with the proper hygiene.
- Kick the Dog: Shockingly subverted, considering this series' track record for the trope. Josuke and Okuyasu witness Antonio feeding some of his food to a sickly dog, and witness said dog puke up his intestines. Turns out (as Okuyasu finds out the hard way) that it's just Pearl Jam's way of curing people, as they need to expel the damaged body parts. The dog turns out to be perfectly fine and better than before.
- Mundane Utility/Personality Powers: Pearl Jam was awakened by his resolve to perfect his culinary arts, and its ability reflects that — it quickens the body's digestion and utilization of food to repair any diseases the eater is suffering from.
- Panacea: His stand's abilities turns any food he makes into this, though not without some weird side effects.
- What You Are in the Dark: Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe - Poaching Reef gives a bit of background for Tonio's reason to migrate from Italy to Morioh. He wanted to find a cure for his lover's tumor.
- Weirdness Magnet
Shizuka Joestar (Stand: Achtung Baby)An invisible baby found by Josuke Higashikata and Joseph Joestar. Her Stand ability, "Achtung Baby", allows her to turn her and anything at short range invisible.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Despite being adopted by Joseph at the end of part 4, she hasn't appeared since. And given the cosmic retcon in Stone Ocean, it's possible she never will.
- Invisibility: Her Stand ability, "Achtung Baby", allows her to turn her and anything at short range invisible. Depending on stressful situations for Shizuka, the active strength of the stand can increase making the immediate surroundings of the child invisible as well, be it a person's fingers, her baby carriage or even the ground.
- Meaningful Name: Shizuka means "calm" or "quiet"; both appropriate for someone with a stealth-themed Stand, and something her caretaker is going to hope for, as her ability causes trouble if she gets upset.
- Shout-Out: The "disguise" that Joseph and Josuke gives her might be a reference to The Invisible Man.
- Weirdness Magnet
Shigekiyo "Shigechi" Yanguu (Stand: Harvest)
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (All-Star Battle)A fat middle schooler with a greedy streak. He commands Harvest, a 500-man stand resembling tiny bee men.
- Anyone Can Die
- Best Friend Manual
- Big Eater: Is very touchy when someone threatens his lunch. This in part gets him killed.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: One application of his Stand.
- Even Jerkasses Love Their Parents: He's a selfish money-grubber, but when Kira threatens his parents after damaging him heavily, he spills the beans about Morioh's search for Reimi's killer.
- Fat Bastard: While he is one of the good guys, Shigechi is also greedy, quick to blame his friends when something goes wrong, and has a tendency to go back on his word. Justified in that he hasn't exactly been treated nicely in the past.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Gonk: He's short, fat, and has bumps on his head instead of hair.
- He Knows Too Much: One day, he buys an expensive sandwich made in limited quantities. He misplaces it and finds another bag from the same bakery. Unfortunately, Yoshikage Kira also bought and misplaced the same sandwich and left his current "girlfriend" in the bag. Shigechi finds Kira's sandwich bag and discovers his "girlfriend", so Kira kills him because he cannot leave any witnesses alive.
- Heart Is An Awesome Power: One of the best examples in the series. Shigechi's stand seems like nothing special, being just a bunch of tiny creatures with a stinger that has practically nil offensive capability, and with a little compartment in their head in which they can store anything that fits, which is not much. However, multiply that offensive capability by five hundred and you actually have a potentially pretty dangerous stand, and he can also command his stand to look for things to bring him which manage to fit in their head, such as coins. If he commands them to go find 100 yen coins, it means he'll get back five hundred of those. That's roughly $500 American dollars, which he can ask the stand to bring him pretty much at will. Him getting those five hundred 100 yen coins every day would set him for life.
- Mundane Utility: He uses his Stand to collect lost coins around town.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only shows up in two arcs, his introduction and his fatal meeting with Yoshikage Kira. The latter ends up finally giving his friends a lead on the serial killer.
- Spanner in the Works: Kira is so Dangerously Genre Savvy that the cast most likely would've been spinning their wheels for a long time trying to find him if Shigechi hadn't stumbled onto him and gotten himself killed trying to tell the others.
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Aya Tsuji (Stand: Cinderella)The manager and chief beautician of the Cinderella spa. Her Stand, Cinderella, allows her to change the body features of any person.
- Affably Evil: A Jackass Genie variation; while her stand does inflict Body Horror on Yukako, she notes that it was because she didn't continue to apply the lipstick she was given.
- Ambiguously Bi: When Yukako comes back for another 30-minute treatment, she acts rather... odd.Aya: I'll need to touch you in all sorts of places...
- Basically she just feels her lips and lowers Yukako's shirt, which isn't bad, but then out of nowhere, she just grabs Yukako's breasts. It's kinda funny that Yukako doesn't even react, but she does slap her whilst stonefaced.
- It also says something that in response to getting slapped, she just giggles.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: She gets detonated by Kira so she can't reveal how she altered his features and so they won't revert. Note that said detonation occurs very shortly after the heroes find her after Kira's escape from her shop.
- Fairy Godmother: How she sees and acts herself.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Magic Plastic Surgery: Done through Cinderella, it pretty much is magic.
- Mundane Utility: Cinderella was awakened due to Aya's desire to be like the Fairy Godmother from the story. When Cinderella alters a woman's features, it also amplifies her luck while the features are in effect. This includes gaining Mr. Right.
- Personality Powers: See Mundane Utility.
- She Knows Too Much
- Verbal Tic: Tends to end her sentences with a visible sigh or heavy breathing sound because of her naturally low blood pressure.
Mikitaka Hazekura / Nu Mikitakazo Nshi (Stand(?): Earth, Wind, and Fire)An alien. ...Maybe. His Stand (...maybe) is Earth, Wind, and Fire, which allows him to shapeshift into anything.
- Ambiguously Human: He claims to be an alien, but it's never confirmed. It's not even clear if his shapeshifting power is actually a Stand — while it fits all the other criteria, the Stand arrow swerves away from his body when fired at him, which... shouldn't happen. He also can't see Stands, an ability every Stand user is supposed to have.
- Berserk Button: Downplayed. Mikitaka doesn't lose his cool composure but when Okuyasu told him he wasn't needed he jumped into the fray without thinking much.
- Bishōnen: After Art Evolution kicks in; his ears become slimmer and don't stick out as much, his hair gains a lot more volume and flows freely opposed to being pulled back tightly from his face.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Even if he really is an alien he would be a really strange boy.
- Dub Name Change: Earth, Wind, and Fire to Terra Ventus in the English version of All-Star Battle.
- Feel No Pain: Even after having his arm bolted to a steel tower he doesn't flinch a bit, just seems a bit confused.
- Friend to All Living Things: His hobby is taking care of animals, and even after Josuke didn't believe his identity as an alien and Okuyasu acted hostile towards him he still tries to be friendly and help them. He willingly accepts his fate as Superfly's prisoner if it meant keeping Josuke safe. Not that Josuke was having any of it, though.
- The Masquerade: He claims that he is maintaining this in front of his mother.
- Mundane Utility: His first appearance has him acting as rigged dice.
- Mystical White Hair: He has very long and beautiful white hair.
- Pointy Ears
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
- Weaksauce Weakness: The sounds of sirens cause him to break out and lose control of his powers, leading to the very memorable scene of him splitting apart into ribbons while wailing for Josuke to take him away from the noise.
- Weirdness Magnet
Yuuya Fungami (Stand: Highway Star)
- Chick Magnet: Is continually attended by three girls.
- Dub Name Change: Highway Star to Highway Go Go in the English version of All-Star Battle.
- Fighting a Shadow: His stand is capable of separating into multiple moving shadow footprints, capable of chasing someone for up to 60 km/h.
- Gorgeous George
- Heel-Face Turn: Although he was actually compelled to help by Josuke in order to deal with Enigma.
- Japanese Delinquents: Part of a biker gang; he got his Stand when Yoshihiro's arrow caused him to end up in a massive auto accident.
- The Nose Knows: He could tell if a peach has gone bad from across the room, and track down a person with scent.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tries to bail out of the Enigma fight after Josuke is trapped by the Stand's power, though this is immediately averted.
- Vampiric Draining: Or "nutrients", in this case.
Kosaku KawajiriAn anonymous salaryman.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
- Extreme Doormat: From what we hear of him.
- Innocent Bystander: He got the bad luck of crossing paths with Kira while in Aya's workplace.
- Posthumous Character: By possibly seconds, but by the time he appears on-panel, he's already dead, and Kira has taken his face and fingerprints.
Shinobu KawajiriKosaku Kawajiri's wife.
Yoshikage Kira (Stand: Killer Queen)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (All-Star Battle)
Sheer Heart Attack voiced by: Tsutomu Kashiwakura (All-Star Battle)A simple businessman and serial killer who has been secretly operating in Morioh for nearly 20 years. He targets beautiful women, and after killing and disposing of their bodies, keeps their hands, which he treats as a girlfriends, including taking them on dinner dates and buying them gifts of jewelry, until they finally rot. He first runs afoul of the heroes when he is forced to kill a student who accidentally discovers Kira's current girlfriend. A chase ensues, but Kira is clever enough to force a makeup worker to alter his face to resemble a local nobody, and gets away. The rest of Diamond is Unbreakable deals with the JoJo team searching for him.His Stand is Killer Queen, who is able to make anything into a touch-activated bomb that leaves absolutely no evidence; this is what kept him off the police's radar. Other abilities include Sheer Heart Attack, an indestructible heat-seeking bomb on tank treads, and Bites The Dust, a bomb that can create a time loop in which activities will endlessly repeat in the same order, no matter the circumstance, until Kira calls the bomb back. Killer Queen's largest weakness is, apart from it being a close-range Stand, that only one Bomb can be active at a time.His Stand and its powers are named after Queen songs and albums: Killer Queen, the album Sheer Heart Attack (which houses the song), and Another One Bites the Dust, which was released several years after Sheer Heart Attack.
- Abusive Parents: To Hayato, to the point where he killed him, and later planted Bites the Dust on him.
- A Day in the Limelight: In Dead Man's Questions.
- Advertised Extra: His original appearance only appears for two arcs before he changes his identity to Kosaku's. Lampshaded in All-Star Battle, where Kosaku!Kira is considered the Big Bad of Part IV, while original Kira is DLC.
- Affably Evil: Unlike the previous Big Bads, while a sociopath, his Cloudcuckoolander traits are genuine, going out of his way to tell Shigechi his lifestyle and commenting on joining a gym because he saw it. At least at first.
- Faux Affably Evil: Once he usurps Kosaku's identity and gets Bites The Dust, he becomes notably sarcastic and demeaning with a sly wit.
- Ambiguous Disorder: His Super OCD, Cloudcuckoolander attitude, and his obsession with his "girlfriends", make it clear something is mentally not right with him.
- Animal Motif: Cats. Killer Queen has very feline features, can be dangerous when his lifestyle is threatened, and even gets a power boost from a Stand called Stray Cat. Kira's finicky mannerisms and constant need to trim his nails also fit the motif, and later on he ends up living with a pet cat and gains a pet "cat" of his own.
- Arc Villain / Big Bad: While he is regarded as the villain of Part Four, he doesn't show up until about halfway through and is only dealt with intermittently afterward. Before and between these encounters, Josuke's main concern is minor villains like Akira Otoishi and pestering Rohan.
- Artificial Stupidity: Sheer Heart Attack is completely automated (which means it can have the strength of a short-range stand despite technically being a long-range stand), but can be easily fooled if it's would-be-victims are clever enough.
- Ax-Crazy: Even though he's rather subdued for an example, he's still a Serial Killer, and his Stand developed out of his passion for murder.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: With a tie patterned with the logos on his Stand.
- Barred from the Afterlife: Dead Man's Questions shows that after his defeat and posterior death at the hands of the Ghost Alley's victims, he wanders as a revenant in Morioh, having lost Killer Queen, but can't go to either heaven or hell.
- Blond Guys Are Evil: Assuming the player one character colors in All-Star Battle are the canon colors, Kira is a blond guy.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Subtle, but it's there. Kira acknowledges that what he's doing is wrong several times in the story... but rather than seeing it as an evil act, he sees it as a bad habit, like being an alcoholic. It's also noteworthy that he legitimately loves his father, and later when he's disguised as Kousaku, he begins to care for Shinobu and off-the-bat treats her better than Kousaku ever did.
- Born Lucky: Kira often finds himself on the end of much good fortune and lucky coincidences that help his plans. At one point even boasts of having fate on his side. Ironically, this plays heavily into his defeat, as it is his boasting of this that alarms Josuke of his true identity, and later he is run over by an ambulance that was called to help him, by chance. See also Meaningful Name.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He saves his nail clippings and only kills during years where his nails grow especially quickly. And he "dates" severed hands... hey, he's a serial killer.
- Clueless Chick Magnet: Played with. Although Kira is actually well-liked, he's almost asexual due to finding dates boring and usually wanting to go home if stuck in one. On one hand, he's only attached to hands. On the other, the very first thing he did when he took over Kousaku's life is make dinner after ignoring Shinobu's scolding and then continued to ignore her beliefs that something was up because this had never happened before, then manages to somehow ignore Shinobu's obvious crush for the rest of the story until gaining Bites the Dust.
- Contrasting Sequel Big Bad: Kira is the black sheep among the villains for many traits that wouldn't be utilized again until Part 6: quiet, subdued, dressed moderately, his voice is almost always flat, and when provoked he still keeps his head for a large part of his appearance. He also holds a job anyone could get, had a relatively normal childhood, and above all really is someone you could meet on the street. He's also the only main villain to not only try and avoid fighting (as his first plans for Shigechi were to completely ignore him and just grab the bag and run) but also lacks any kind of grandiose plan and simply continued the plot by surviving. He appears mid-way through the story and starts the plot himself and, interestingly, never once looked into what Stands were and just assumed he had some kind of special power. Furthermore, compared to Dio and Kars, Kira had neither any comrades he recruited himself and upon showing even the slightest bit of care for someone he immediately brushed it off as being a result of wanting to seem "normal".
- Creepy Child/Enfant Terrible: He is a serial killer that started when he was just out of high school, but had urges to kill earlier than that.
- Creepy Monotone: What makes him creepier than Dio is that he's not very hammy, having a normal tone to not stand out.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Due to his irrational paranoia, Kira is extremely savvy of the kind of mistakes that usually get serial killers caught. His preparations to counter everything are done so well, that only his arrogance manages to undo his plans.
- Death by Irony: The man who claimed that luck is always by his side gets run over by an ambulance that was called to help him, by chance.
- Dissonant Serenity: The father-son speech with Hayato, especially since he's much calmer than he usually is.
- Dramatic Irony: All he wants is to live, in his words, a "Quiet Life", with his "girlfriends". Once he takes over Kosaku's identity, he gets exactly that with a family and son, but quickly reverts to his old ways. This ends up leading to his defeat.
- Dub Name Change: All-Star Battle turns Killer Queen into Deadly Queen, while Sheer Heart Attack is shortened to Heart Attack. Surprisingly, Bites the Dust is unchanged; even though it's only part of a song title, that reasoning didn't stop a number of other name changes.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Based on Yoshihiro's protective nature, it can be assumed that Yoshikage's feelings are mutual. He's also surprisingly protective of Shinobu, who claims that he was a better spouse than the original Kosaku.
- Evil Genius: Even without taking into account his deadly cunning, he's shown himself to be extremely good at performing advanced mathematical equations in his head, which comes in handy for him when he uses it to weaponize Stray Cat's air bubbles.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Heavily implied at the end of Part 4 when he's grabbed by hellish-looking hands in the border to the afterlife. The spinoff Dead Man's Question shows that he got away from that, but at the expense of losing Killer Queen.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: Interestingly, despite having Killer Queen for more than decade, his first reaction to seeing Harvest was "What in the world is this!?" because Kira had never heard of the concept of Stands before.
- Ghost Amnesia: In Dead Man's Question. He can remember his name, but nothing else.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: When pierced by his father's Arrow, he gains an ability called "Bites the Dust", which allows him to create brief versions of this. He can even control whether or not they elapse... and even if they DON'T repeat, whomever he killed to start one will die anyway, as long as he doesn't retract his Stand beforehand...
- Having a Blast/ Stuff Blowing Up: Killer Queen has the ability to imbue things with explosive energy. Whenever someone touches the imbued thing...BOOM. Not the object, by the way, but the person. He can also directly make people explode, and because it's a Stand, no one hears it.
- Mad Bomber: There's definitely something horribly wrong with his thought process.
- Ludicrous Gibs: Hard subversion, though, as Killer Queen is made to erase evidence. In fact, Kira's so skilled in this ability, he can cause Killer Queen to erase everything but certain parts of the human body.
- Blow You Away: Stray Cat can produce nigh-invisible air bubbles which, upon being tagged by Killer Queen, become very dangerous.
- Hidden Depths: During his bout with Stray Cat, he protects his "wife" Shinobu and experiences a sense of protectiveness, much to his confusion. While he tries to dismiss his feelings as simply being a desire to protect his identity, this is possibly the closest thing Kira has to a redeeming factor after being portrayed as a completely ruthless serial killer throughout the story.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Shown to great effect during his Great Heat Attack in Jojos Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Though his definition of "normal" is "live without anything obstructing his rituals". He wants his life to be predictable... by him and Yoshihiro's standards, at least.
- Ironic Drag To Hell: Kira is dragged off to hell by hundreds of hands.
- Implacable Man: Sheer Heart Attack is completely indestructible and will track the hottest target it can find. That said, it knows when it blows up a human and when it doesn't.
- Kick the Dog: Turning Hayato into a literal Tyke Bomb in order to keep his identity secret.
- Knight of Cerebus: While many of the villains in Part 4 were definitely horrible people, they usually had a few humorous quirks. Kira, on the other hand, has an air of creepiness about him starting from his first appearance, and his mannerisms are just downright disturbing. He further cements this trope when he murders Shigechi after four long chapters of trying to comedically steal his "girlfriend" back, averting the normal standard of the other arcs in Part 4 having a mixture of comedy and seriousness but being mostly harmless in the end.
- A Love to Dismember: Erotic fascination with women's hands, absolutely no use for the rest of the woman's body. Take it from there...
- Man in White: Same rationale as the Blond Guys Are Evil trope; assuming All-Star Battle is using the canon colors, this trope applies.
- Made of Iron: Sheer Heart Attack forces Jotaro to go all out, and even he fails to destroy it. Koichi's Echoes, while upgraded, can only slow it down. Kira, on the other hand....
- Meaningful Name/Names to Run Away From Really Fast: "Yoshikage" means "lucky shadow", and he's a serial killer named "Kira," predating Death Note. Maybe this is part of why Light was unimpressed with his fans' nickname for him — unoriginal.
- Multicolored Hair: Gains this along with "Bite The Dust" once he's hit by the Stand Arrow again.
- Nice Hat: Sports a bowler hat in Dead Man's Question.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of David Bowie.
- Not So Harmless: His first interactions with the protagonists is trying to comically get back the hand of his latest victim. He then kills Shigechi with his Stand effortlessly.
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: When Sheer Heart Attack takes a pummeling from Star Platinum's harder-than-diamond fists unscathed, it's a clear sign that it's Nigh Invulnerable.
- Red Right Hand: His fingernails grow unnaturally fast. They seem to be growing faster when he's thinking about killing, too. A more straightforward example is Sheer Heart Attack, a self-operating bomb that's directly attached to Killer Queen's left hand.
- Self-Made Orphan: Thanks to Josuke's trickery during the final battle.
- Serial Killer: A Dangerously Genre Savvy one that tries to keep a low profile.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Official art books and the like commonly list his name as "Yoshikage Kill·A". All-Star Battle plays with this by naming Kosaku Kawajiri's theme "KILL-A".
- Super OCD: The reason why he's so obsessed with having a normal, predictable life. He even delays finishing off Koichi after noticing that his sock was inside out, and couldn't concentrate until he put his sock and shoe back on right, despite knowing that Josuke would be arriving to help in less than a minute.
- Tongue-Tied: Bites The Dust can turn any Muggle who knows Kira's secret identity into a carrier of a miniature Killer Queen. If anyone tries to interrogate them about Kira, Bites the Dust will cause an internal explosion that destroys the interrogator, then causes a repeating temporal time loop that only ends when Kira lets time resume normally or retracts Bites the Dust to defend himself.
- Unwanted Spouse: Subverted, believe it or not, and subverted hard. Kousaku was this, having married Shinobu only because they had a kid and then somehow surviving so many years married to her in a dead-end job. Kira, on the other hand, not only repaired the marriage between Shinobu and Kousaku by taking the latter's position, but he officially starts it by doing something so stupidly illegal in order to save himself, he charms and wins over Shinobu's heart. By the time Stray Cat happens, Shinobu is so completely in love with Kira, she's making up excuses to fling herself at him.
Anjuro "Angelo" Katajiri (Stand: Aqua Necklace)A serial murderer and the first villain of the story. Carries the Stand Aqua Necklace, who can travel through any liquid body and kill people from their insides.
- And I Must Scream: His fate after Josuke melds him into a boulder. Although it's probably more a scream of fury than a scream of agony that's building up in him.
- Disc One Final Boss: Jotaro's interest and build up of his character makes him seem like this, but it turns out he was a Psycho for Hire for Keicho.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Making a Splash: Aqua Necklace's power is a lot like N'Dour's Geb. The main difference is that while Aqua Necklace can't control as much fluid as Geb could at a time, it's a lot more precise, and can even control water vapor.
- Serial Killer: A very depraved one; his background is that he kills little boys and rapes them. Notably, one of his worse acts is nailing one unlucky victim's body parts to a wall.
- The Man They Couldn't Hang: He survives his hanging and leaves prison, probably thanks to his Stand.
- Token Motivational Nemesis: He kills Josuke's grandfather.
Keicho Nijimura (Stand: Bad Company)Brother of Okuyasu Nijimura and wielder of the Stand Bad Company, an army of miniature soldiers, toy-sized helicopters, and tanks who deal a lot of damage.
- Aloof Big Brother
- Disc One Final Boss: The Man Behind the Man of Angelo.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Keicho was actually doing pretty well even after Josuke defeated him. Then Red Hot Chili Pepper drags him and his Arrow through a power line. This happens to leave the carried things intact, but still kills living things in the process.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Less evil than typical villains in the series though. And he seems like he wants to kill his hideously-mutated father out of compassion (though it could just be disgust instead).
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: Bad Company.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to Okuyasu's foolish.
- Karmic Death/Laser-Guided Karma: In his pursuit of creating a Stand user to kill his father, he is killed by one of the people he turned into a Stand user in the first place. Even his brother Okuyasu knew he had it coming.
- The Minion Master: His Stand, Bad Company, is a battalion of toy-sized army men. All of their projectiles do very real damage. And his army includes tanks and helicopters...
- Synchronization: Notable for its partial aversion of the long-time Stand rule that harming a stand will harm the user. In Keicho's case, he only cares about the destruction of a few soldiers because it temporarily screwed up his army's formation.
- Not Too Dead to Save the Day: It's implied by Okuyasu, who was previously hit by an air bomb, that his spirit may have saved his life by having him decide where he wanted to go: If he really wanted to be with him or go back to Morioh. Okuyasu decided to go back and ended up saving Josuke in the nick of time.
Akira Otoishi (Stand: Red Hot Chili Pepper)
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (All-Star Battle)A rock guitarist who tries to kill Joseph. He wields the stand Red Hot Chili Pepper, who can travel through (and use) electricity.
- Badass Boast: Said he could beat Josuke with his pinky finger.
- Breakout Villain: A minor villain in the series who made it into Jojos Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle as a playable character.
- Call Back/Mythology Gag: His Stand is one to Esidisi/ACDC, one of the Pillar Men who utilizes red hot blood as his weapon. Red Hot Chili Pepper uses electrical currents to travel and attack.
- Confess to a Lesser Crime: He gets 3 years for burglary of five million dollars worth of goods, after he murdered Keicho and attempted to murder Joseph. Granted, Keicho wasn't a very good guy either and nobody can actually reveal the details of Keicho's murder without having to explain the complicated nature of Stands. Akira prefers the jailtime anyways, as he's absolutely terrified of what Jotaro and Okuyasu would do if they caught him again.
- Disc One Final Boss: In the first half arc, the story focuses on trying to get revenge on Red Hot Chili Pepper for killing Okuyasu's older brother. But he turns out to be far too dim-witted and easily beaten for a Jojo Big Bad.
- Dub Name Change: The English version of All-Star Battle drops the "Red Hot" from his Stand's name to avoid copyright issues.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- The Knights Who Say Squee: A Stand user himself, he is a fan of Rohan Kishibe's works. In Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe: Mutsukabezaka, he receives an autograph made of coffee in a paper sheet.
- Large Ham
- Meaningful Name: "Otoishi" means "sound rock".
- Smug Super
- Shock and Awe: We're talking about a Stand that can manipulate the entire power grid of Morioh.
- Weaponized Teleportation: Being dragged through a high-voltage line by Red Hot Chili Pepper is pretty lethal.
- You Gotta Have Purple Hair
"Bug-eaten" and an unnamed rat (Stand: Ratt)Two rats who were pierced with the Stand arrow, granting them both the stand Ratt. Jotaro nicknames one of them "Bug-eaten" due to one of its ears having a large chunk missing. Ratt resembles a small turret-like robot and fires toxic barbs, which melt anything they hit into a sort of blood gelatin for the rats to eat later.
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: They're very skilled tacticians.
- Body Horror: Prepare to shudder when you see what happens to living things hit with Ratt's barbs...
- No Name Given: Jotaro made up "Bug-eaten"'s name. If it has a real one, it never gets revealed, unlike the Stand-using animals from part three.
- Weirdness Magnet
Yoshihiro Kira (Stand: Atom Heart Father)
Voiced by: Bin Shimada (All-Star Battle)Yoshikage's father, dead before the story starts but living as a ghost in the Kira estate thanks to his Stand, Atom Heart Father, which also allows him to bind himself to photographs.
- Death by Irony: In the final battle, he gets killed by one of Killer Queen's air bombs.
- The Dragon: To his son, Yoshikage.
- The Heavy: Nearly every Stand that was introduced after Atom Heart Father was due to Yoshihiro personally shooting their users with the Bow and Arrow. Including Kira's Another One Bites The Dust.
- Greater Scope Villain: Presumably. At least alongside Enya and Dio, who entrusted him with the Bow and Arrow that gave him and Yoshikage (and eventually some other characters) their stands. Plus Yoshikage is his son, after all, and with Atom Heart Father, he could be one reason those murders stayed a secret for so long.
- Dub Name Change: Atom Heart Father is shortened to Heart Father in the English version of All-Star Battle.
- Evil Counterpart: Arguably to Reimi. Both of them being ghosts who are the driving forces for their respective sides in deciding his son's fate. Reimi brings the heroes together to help her catch him, while Yoshihiro creates Stand Users with the Arrow to attack the heroes in order to protect him.
- Evil Old Folks
- Heart Is An Awesome Power: Think Atom Heart Father sounds weak? He came within inches of killing both Jotaro and Josuke. It's because any person in a photo with him in it is bound by the area that the photo covers, and whatever Yoshihiro does to the people in the image will happen to the actual people, without any way to stop it. The only way to defeat this is to take another photograph that makes him the only feature.
- Even when his stand's main power is defeated, it still allows him an extreme amount of autonomy since he's still able to manipulate the photo itself and interact with the outside world.
- Moral Myopia: He stands fast by the idea that he should support his son's desires. Even when that son, as early as his teens, had an unstoppable need kill women and take their hands for his own. If you're not his family? He couldn't care less about you, and will kill you horribly if you threaten Yoshikage's peace of mind.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: The only reason he's sticking around is because his Stand binds his soul to photographs.
- Papa Wolf
- Posthumous Character
- Reality Changing Miniature
Ken Ooyanagi (Stand: Boy II Man)
Voiced by: Miho Hino (All-Star Battle)Also called "the Rock-Paper-Scissors kid". A young admirer of Rohan Kishibe who also wants to challenge him to a RPS duel. He wields the Stand Boy II Man, who can drain the energy of another Stand user by playing a Rock Paper Scissors game and winning it.
- Better to Die Than Be Killed: After losing, he throws himself into the way of a truck to avoid having his powers locked by Rohan. Impressed, Rohan jumps along and the truck misses them both by chance.
- Creepy Child: It's bad enough that this kid stalks Rohan to challenge him to Rock Paper Scissors matches, but then it turns out those matches have Rohan's life energy at stake.
- Dub Name Change: Boy II Man is renamed BoyManMan in the English version of All-Star Battle.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Magic A Is Magic A: There are some rules to the usage of Boy II Man. It can only play 5 matches, take portions of the energy in thirds, and if it loses, he must return the energy.
- Rock-Paper-Scissors: Yes, Boy II Man uses that as its modus operandi. He can compel someone to play a 3-of-5 match with him. That's it... until he wins. If he ever gets to finish a match and win, he'll permanently hijack the loser's Stand.
- The Fatalist: Really obsesses over the power of luck until Rohan defeats him.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: The hole in his cheek from Yoshihiro's arrow, like actual wounds of that nature, doesn't heal naturally.
Gatta (Stand: Stray Cat)Once a normal a cat (British Blue) living in the Kawajiri estate who hates Shinobu Kawajiri. He was hit with an Arrow, died, and got reborn with a new Stand, Stray Cat, attached to him. Stray Cat allows him to manipulate air and create air bubbles.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Of the sort that afflicts most cats - Kira is able to distract him by giving him golf balls to play with.
- Berserk Button: Don't try to take away its sunlight. Also, don't be Shinobu Kawajiri (she was responsible for the cat dying).
- Blow You Away: Stray Cat has the ability to manipulate air, capable of creating air bubbles strong enough to hold a person against a wall or enter their veins, blocking blood passage. This is due to its photosynthesis from being a plant; the stronger the light, the stronger the control Stray Cat has over the air.
- Cats Are Magic: Though it could be considered a subversion, since at this point in the series, there'd already been a magical orangutan, a magical dog, a magical falcon, and two magical rats, but what is magical about it is that it's a plant with a cat's mind that can manipulate the air around it.
- Cats Are Mean: Gatta is stubborn, sticking to its territory in the cellar when Shinobu Kawajiri attempts to chase it out. After it is killed, it shows a desire for revenge, and attacks Shinobu when it sees her in the garden.
- Cool Pet: Flower. With. A cat's brain. If you don't get why that's cool, you're reading the wrong manga.
- Dub Name Change: "Stray" becomes "Feral" for the English version of All-Star Battle.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Its eyes are on the inside of its petals.
- Heart Is An Awesome Power: It can manipulate air and make bubbles. Doesn't sound like much, but when those bubbles pop, they put out a lot of force. And then it almost killed Kira by forcing an air bubble into his veins. Oh, and Kira can turn those bubbles into bombs...
- Heel-Face Turn: The epilogue of Part 4 states that Okuyasu's dad adopted him as a pet.
- Killer Rabbit: He's a flower with the mind of a cat. He almost killed Kosaku.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's just a plant with a cat's mind! How dangerous could he be? Answer: Very. And that's before Kira realises that he can use him to make air bombs...
- Planimal: After being buried in their garden, its dormant Stand ability brings it back to life as a cat-like plant named Stray Cat.
- When Trees Attack
Toyohiro Kanedaichi (Stand: Superfly)A hermit living a lonesome life in an old, retired telephone tower. The tower itself wields the Stand Superfly, a completely autonomous Stand which restrains the user's freedom by keeping it within its reach.
- And I Must Scream: Trapped inside a transmission tower for the rest of his life, unless he can get someone else to take his place. Eventually he becomes okay with his fate, though. Attempting to leave the tower may be even more so, as doing so causes Superfly to turn its captive into a part of the tower itself, a humanoid mass of metal.
- Anti-Villain: All he wants is to escape from Superfly. Even as he plans to leave Josuke trapped in it, he offers up some advice on how to get out, like getting his friends to help him swap places with a criminal. He doesn't actually try to kill Josuke until he gets too stubborn in trying to force him back in. In the end, he reveals that he's been stuck for so long that part of him didn't actually want to leave, and he eventually agrees to stay behind.
- Call Back/Mythology Gag: To Gray Fly, and old man that uses an insect as a stand named "Tower of Gray". Comparing it to Kanedachi who uses an tower named after an insect...
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He's rather athletic because of his unusual living conditions.
- Genius Loci: His Stand is bound to the telephone tower he lives in. While it's great that it attacks autonomously, it also really hates when people try to leave it, user included.
- Gonk: Once it's revealed that he wears a mask, it starts looking more and more like this as the fight goes on, though what he actually looks like under the mask is never revealed..
- Heel-Face Turn: Is convinced by Josuke to let him go, and stays in the tower. He ends up becoming a landmark in Morioh and enjoys a small amount of fame with curious tourists.
- Latex Perfection
- Not Good with People
- The Tower: He was actually trapped within his transmission tower by his own stand Superfly.
- Weirdness Magnet
Terunosuke Miyamoto (Stand: Enigma)
Voiced by: Makoto Naruse (All-Star Battle)A man obsessed with fear. Wields the Stand Enigma, which can turn people and objects into paper sheets by tricking them in order for them to show their Character Tics.
- And I Must Scream: Josuke binds him into a spiral-bound book in order to put an end to Enigma's threat. However, a legend develops that the Miyamoto book can be heard whispering, so it might not completely apply.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: He has skin of medium tone, light eyes and light hair in a criss-cross on his crown.
- Dub Name Change: Enigma to Misterioso in the English version of All-Star Battle.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Hammerspace: Enigma can give paper this property.
- I Know What You Fear: Enigma can trap a living person inside paper too, as long as Terunosuke knows what Character Tics to look for in each person.
- Ironic Echo: His power to trap people requires him to predict a person's Character Tics when they're afraid. Josuke does the exact same thing just before inflicting a Fate Worse Than Death on him.
- Jerkass: Deeply enjoys scaring people, and does so far beyond what he needs to utilize Enigma.
Masazo Kinoto (Stand: Cheap Trick)A quiet and timid, yet greedy architect. Wields, although against his wishes, the Stand Cheap Trick, who acts by inflicting fear in its wielder saying that anyone who can see his back is bound to death.
- Body Horror: Anyone who's had this Stand removed will have their back opened and die, as well as shrink down to a shriveled corpse the size of the palm of your hand.
- Call Back: To Anubis in part 3, as Cheap Trick cannot be controlled by its user and can find a new user to possess.
- Dragged Off to Hell: Rohan specifically does this as a command for Cheap Trick.
- Enemy Within: Kinoto wasn't strong-willed enough to control a Stand, so it manifested as an externalization of his own fears and went along with Yoshihiro Kira's plan to kill Rohan, knowing that it would kill its own User.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Overlaps with Yoshihiro Kira for creating Cheap Trick. Cheap Trick tried to get Rohan to burn the photos he had of Hayato following people with a Camcorder, confirming that Kira was one of the crowd people.
- Omniglot: Cheap Trick's voice can be heard and understood by anyone, even animals; it uses this talent to insult anyone it can in order to get people (or dogs and cats) to attack its host.
- Synchronization: A rather interesting case in this series, as it essentially attaches and becomes a separate Stand to whoever sees the back of the previous person.
- Verbal Tic: Cheap Trick tends to repeat or reaffirm everything it says. ("Burn the photos! Do it!")