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Giorno Giovanna (Stand: Gold Experience/Gold Experience Requiem)
Son of Dio Brando and conceived after Dio had transferred his head to Jonathan Joestar's body, Giorno Giovanna is a part of both the Joestar and Brando bloodlines. His goal was to join up with the mob and set things right from within. As soon as he joins, he gets roped into traveling with Buccellati's gang of Stand users, eventually protecting their boss' daughter. Unfortunately, the real reason for the boss wanting to meet his daughter was to kill her. They rescue her and make it their goal to kill the boss instead.
Note that for the Theme Naming
of JoJo, his name is romanized as Joruno Jobana, though during Part 5 Araki would romanize it as GioGio. It's still pronounced the same. Also apropos to the Italian setting, the fans refer to this part by its Italian title Le Bizzarre Avventure di GioGio
- Abusive Parents: His mother was neglectful and his stepfather beat him, which made him an Extreme Doormat as a child. And let's not even go into detail about his real old man Dio. However, through reading Dio's past and through things like ASB, it's likely that Dio would actually treat Giorno very well.
- Alliterative Name: Played with; his original name, Haruno Shiobana, isn't alliterative, but the new name he chose for himself is.
- Animal Motif: Ladybugs, which are a sign of good luck.
- Anime Hair: He has what can only be described as hair tubes or cornets.
- Attack Reflector: Any damage taken by the animals Gold Experience creates is transferred to the attacker leaving the animal unharmed.
- Awesome Moment of Crowning: The last shot of Vento Aureo is literally this for him, as he becomes The Don of the Passione Mafia in a tribute to the final scene of The Godfather.
- Badass: Definitely so, he's without a doubt one of the most Badass characters in the series, and a good choice for the most Badass Joestar as well.
- The Beastmaster: He can turn inanimate objects into animals and then exercise control over them.
- Big Screwed-Up Family
- Birthmark of Destiny: As with all Joestar family members, he has a star on his neck.
- But Not Too Foreign: Like Jotaro, he's part British and part Japanese. He grew up in Italy with his Japanese mother and Italian stepfather, changing his name from Haruno Shiobana to Giorno Giovanna.
- Bully Hunter: More subtle than most, but Giorno's dream to become the Don of Italy is so that the Mafia will once again protect the weak and innocent as they once did, rather than prey on and victimize them.
- Point in fact, witness his terrifying Tranquil Fury as he forces a Capo to swallow a gun for casually murdering a helpless old janitor who worked at his school.
- Casting Gag: Although this is most likely unintentional, but he's voiced by Daisuke Namikawa, who voiced Sin City Roark Junior, known as That Yellow Bastard in the Japanese dub of the film. Which in a way That Yellow Bastard is a fitting title for Giorno (Gold Experience is a shade of yellow and Giorno is Dio's bastard son).
- Chick Magnet: Early on in Vento Aureo, he's shown in a café with a bunch of girls positively swarming over him.
- Creating Life: His powers revolve around this concept, either transforming inorganic matter into animals or plants or heightening senses of others to amplify pain. He could even transform a pistol into a banana! Then his Stand went Requiem... Ties in with The Beastmaster.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Josuke and Giorno both became the people they are today after a chance meeting with two unnamed men, but the way they turned out could not be any more different. Josuke is an easygoing but incredibly passionate person whose only goal is to spend his days with his friends and family in the hometown he loves so much. Giorno is an extremely cool-headed person with a ruthless and driven personality whose goal is to impose his own Robin Hood type of ideology upon the biggest mob in Italy. This even extends to their role in the story, with Josuke often standing front and center alongside his allies, and Giorno preferring to provide assistance and advice unless specifically provoked. Giorno actually takes after his father Dio more than he takes after the Joestar lineage.
- Composite Character: He has aspects of both Jonathan and Dio in his personality, tempered by his own cool-headedness. His stand also seems to combine The Ripple (infusing living things with life-energy), The World (said living things are mentally stuck in time), vampirism (manipulating and combining organic matter), and the Pillar Men (transforming objects and creatures).
- Crippling Overspecialization: Golden Experience Requiem is a powerful stand...against Stands like Magician Red and Silver Chariot. Stands like Bites the Dust and Cheap Trick are able to bypass this as they don't "attack". In BTD's case, time can rewind itself before Giorno could trigger GER. Cheap Trick on the other hand can only cling on Gionro's back and wait for someone to see his back in order to do it's work. In addition to wanting Bruno to be the main hero, Sticky Fingers can kill Giorno without attacking by detaching limbs, which isn't in itself painful.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Gives one to Diavolo after Golden Experience evolves.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Just like his father, this is all over the place for Giorno, with the most noticeable case of this probably being the final part of his battle against Cioccolata. The Brando family must have a knack for making darn sure that their opponents are truly and utterly dead...
- Dhampyr: Though only in name; he has no powers extraneous to his Stand and is in fact less physically active than the majority of protagonists in the series.
- Dub Name Change: Gold Experience becomes Golden Wind in the English version of All-Star Battle. And guess what Vento Aureo translates into?
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: It's not made explicitly clear how he feels about his biological father, Dio, but he DOES actually keep a photo of him in his wallet. This at least implies some degree of value on Giorno's part.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: When he got his Stand, his hair turned from black to blonde, and he switched from a generic boyish haircut to his current Anime Hair.
- Extreme Melee Revenge: Thoroughly pulverizes Cioccolata for seven straight pages in the manga as retribution for making so many others suffer in the past.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Good Is Not Soft: He can be compassionate, understanding, and noble, but make no mistake: if Giorno knows you thrive on the suffering of others, he will consider you an obstacle to be eliminated in his goal of cleaning up the Mafia.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Like Josuke, his Stand can be used to heal injuries. Unfortunately, since that's not what it was made for, the process hurts, leading to an... interesting moment between himself and Mista later on in the series.
- Green Thumb: Can turn inanimate objects into plants.
- Heroic Bastard: Probably; it seems unlikely that Dio married Giorno's mom.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Invoked early on during Giorno's fight with Buccellati, who mocks the usefulness of Gold Experience "imbuing life" in a fight. Bruno gets to learn first hand that "overfilled with life" includes charming side effects like losing coordination of your body and feeling the agonizing moment of your face being pounded in, stretched out over several minutes.
- The Lancer: The Hero of Passione's group and the Lancer to Buccellati's Leader.
- Hit Stop: Gold Experience can do this.
- Impossibly Cool Clothes: Giorno is the gold standard which all other JoJos aspire to.
- In Series Nick Name: GioGio.
- In the Blood: Being the son of their Arch-Enemy but carrying the DNA of the Joestar bloodline, Joseph and Jotaro send Koichi to find out which side of his lineage he takes after. Fortunately for everyone involved, Giorno is a Noble Demon on his worst day.
- The "MUDAMUDAMUDA" and "WRRRRRRYYYYYYYY!" are sure not from the Joestar lineage, though. Apparently the latter isn't just limited to vampires (although Giorno is a half-vampire).
- Irony: Given the massive amount of Ho Yay between Jonathan and Dio in part 1, the fact that he takes after both and technically has two dad's, is extremely ironic.
- Locked Out of the Loop: While Koichi was sent to scout him out, Giorno is never informed about the history of the Joestar bloodline and Dio Brando. Koichi even notes that Jotaro seemed to be making it a point to avoid meeting him. Considering the last time Jotaro ran into a Brando, it makes sense.
- Magnetic Hero: It's even lampshaded by his companions.
- The Mole: Joined the mafia to kill the boss and take his place.
- Mythology Gag: His Stand's main power is similar to Kars' ultimate ability of creating/altering life on a cellular level (Kars is also the originator of vampirism, making him Giorno's figurative granddaddy). The secondary ability of slowing down people's mental processes (i.e. speeding up time for them so that everything is too fast to keep up with) causes them to freeze in place like his father's stand ability.
- Neighbourhood Friendly Gangsters: After saving the life of one of these when he was younger, it became his life's mission to become one himself.
- No Sell: One half of Gold Experience Requiem's powers, allowing Giorno to No Sell anything and everything. [[spoiler: It even gives a No Sell to the universe resetting.
- Put on a Bus: He doesn't show up again after Part 5, despite other JoJos typically appearing again after their own parts. Likely done on purpose since Gold Experience Requiem would've been pretty damn useful against Enrico Pucci's Made In Heaven. In fact, he could still be alive in the alternate universe!
- Real Men Wear Pink: He machine-gun punches villains to death, is the son of the ultimate villain of the entire series, is a member of the Mafia who killed two other members of the Mafia to get his spot (they had it coming though), becomes the head of said mafia through punching the right people enough times, doesn't flinch when shoving his eye back into his skull...and he looks absolutely fabulous while doing it.
- Reset Button/Story-Breaker Power: His Gold Experience Requiem exists outside the concept of time, space, and reality, and can reset absolutely any attack and the attacker's will to zero. Oh, and if it kills you, you keep on dying for all eternity, each time in an exotically different way!
- Swiss Army Superpower: Giorno's Stand; despite it seemingly only having the ability to create life and organic matter, he puts it to incredible use. From using it to age things to their death, to using it to accelerate one's mind to the point that it cannot catch up with one's own body (due to it also amplifying one's senses), to tracking a being by using any piece of it that broke off and could thus be turned into an animal as it wasn't alive. In one case, he got infected with a guaranteed fatal flesh-eating virus that would destroy him in half a minute. He cured it regardless by morphing an inanimate object that was slaked with said virus into a snake that was immune to said virus, and had it inject its own blood into his body to be used as a vaccine. Ladies and gentlemen, we have found a cure for AIDS!
- Slipknot Ponytail: His braid comes undone in the final battle when Gold Experience Requiem awakens.
- The Don: Has wanted to become a "Gang-Star" since he was a kid out of reverence for the mafioso whose life he saved. And becomes one at the end of the story by virtue of nearly every other possible candidate ending up dead and Passione trying to ensure Diavolo's death doesn't come out.
- Time Master: His stand's abilities seem to have a temporal component — he can accelerate the growth of life, desync someone's sense of time, and speed up healing. The biggest clue to this aspect of his stand is the Requiem version's ability to be completely fixed in the timeline within a single timeframe, nullifying and reversing any actions taken against him.
- It Runs in the Family: Giorno has simliar powers (Speed up time by imbedding life with GE, maintain current status withing a single timeframe for GER) as his dad (Slow down and/or stop time) and the Pillar Men (Create/Destroy/Alter life on a cellular level).
- Tranquil Fury: He never gets consumed by anger, but he will not forgive cruelty, whether monstrous or indifferent. For the former, see his determination to put a stop to Diavolo's crimes. For the latter, see his determination to avenge the innocent janitor killed by Black Sabbath during his "test."
- Winds of Destiny, Change: Gold Experience Requiem was able to violate Epitaph's prediction of Giorno's death.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: Golden Experience Requiem's secondary ability. Using this allows Giorno to lock a target into a constant state of pacifistic feeling, thus all feeling of violence within a target's mind is removed.
Bruno Buccellati (Stand: Sticky Fingers)
The leader of one of Passione's assassination squads. He helps spur Giorno into joining Passione and acts somewhat as his advisor. Bruno is driven by his loyalty to the townspeople, as well as the desire to clean up crime in his division.
- Alliterative Name
- Appendage Assimilation: Sort of. Buccellati can use his zippers to attach other people's body parts to himself. This aspect can also be used for healing purposes by reattaching a severed limb, as in the case of Abbacchio's hand.
- Big Good: Of Vento Aureo.
- Casting Gag: His voice actor in ASB is infamous for voicing another character who doesn't die when killed.
- Cursed with Awesome: The bad news is you're dead. The good news is you're completely immune to one of the scariest and nastiest Stands in the series.
- Dead All Along: He really is dead after his first confrontation with King Crimson. It's only Gold Experience and his own resolve that keep him going up to the end.
- Detachment Combat: Another zipper-related ability.
- The Determinator: How determined? At one point he sectioned his heart apart into several pieces to avoid detection, almost dying in the process. Later on? He died, but through sheer willpower alone, after Gold Experience healed his body, his spirit reanimated his dead body.
- Dub Name Change: Rather than try to get the rights from the Rolling Stones, All-Star Battle turns Sticky Fingers into Zipper Man in English.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Especially near the beginning.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Stand's power is creating zippers. In classic Araki fashion, however, the uses he finds for this power can tend to make you forget Giorno's supposed to be The Hero.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He turns out to be a lot nicer than his first impression suggests.
- Kiai: AriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAri! Arrivederci!
- The Mole
- Our Zombies Are Different: Revenant type.
- Sliding Scale of Undead Regeneration: Type 2: No rotting, but no healing either.
- Spell My Name with an "S"?: Is it Bruno or Blono? Buccellati or Bucciarati? For his surname, it's probably the former, since it's also the name of an Italian pastry. However, not even Araki can decide which to choose. If All-Star Battle has anything to say on it, it's "Bruno Buccellati" in English-speaking countries.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: A lot of Vento Aureo focuses around him rather than Giorno. He gets the most fights, was the person who took Trish to meet the boss, first encountered his Stand, has the most prevalent character arc, and the entire epilogue is centered around him.
- Supporting Leader
- Supporting Protagonist
- To Be Lawful or Good: Bruno eventually finds out that drugs are being sold to minors in his part of town but is troubled about how to take care of the drug dealers, since they support Passione. He ends up having to ignore the problem until Giorno comes along.
- Upon discovering Diavolo's true intentions for Trish, he and Giorno decide that protecting Trish is the right thing to do, so they defect from the gang and hunt down their boss.
- Zipperiffic: His outfit matches his power.
Leone Abbacchio (Stand: Moody Blues)
Guido Mista (Stand: Sex Pistols)
- Abnormal Ammo: His Stand consists of six little imps who get fired out of his gun along with the regular bullets and help direct the bullets to their targets. They also like to eat pepperoni.
- Bang Bang BANG: Discussed. At one point, Mista lampshades that his gun isn't as loud as "those you hear in movies."
- Bare Your Midriff
- Butt Monkey: Number 5 of Sex Pistols is always getting beaten up by the other Numbers.
- Call Back: Of Hol Horse of Part 3. At least he can aim better.
- Four Is Death: A childhood incident involving some cats resulted in Mista associating the number 4 with general misfortune. This is why the numbering for Sex Pistols skips from 3 to 5.
- The Gunslinger
- Made of Iron: Takes some truly brutal injuries during Part 5, even compared to the rest of the cast.
- Man, I Feel Like a Woman : While under the effects of Silver Chariot Requiem.
- Nice Hat
- Rape as Drama: Before he joined Passione, he ran into a street gang trying to rape a woman. His determination to stop them awakened Sex Pistols. Suffice to say the rape did not succeed.
- Revolvers Are Just Better
- Ship Tease: With Trish.
- Talking Weapon
- Unorthodox Reload: He reloads with bullets dropped from his hat sometimes, but reloads normally just as often.
- Weirdness Magnet
Narancia Ghirga (Stand: Aerosmith)
- Book Dumb: 16 x 55 = 28!
- Bratty Half-Pint: Somewhat.
- Butt Monkey: Seems to have a bad problem with being the first person subjected to the newest enemy's Stand, especially if it's a potentially humiliating one like shrinking, rapid aging, or being unable to say what you mean. If everyone is subjected to the newest enemy's Stand, he will always get the worst of it.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Diavolo kills him without any real warning, off-screen. The group figured it was so his Stand's CO2 radar wouldn't notice someone else chasing after Silver Chariot Requiem. Later, we find out he got sent into Mista's body along with Trish, and Narancia wouldn't have found him out any earlier than the others.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Fitting, given his Stand's namesake.
- If We Get Through This: Narancia, you just had to start talking about how you want to return to your hometown when this is all over. You even knew the Big Bad was lurking somewhere off-screen waiting to jump on everyone!
- Edible Theme Naming: "Narancia" sounds like a blend of the words for "orange" in Italian ("arancia") and Spanish ("naranja").
- I'll Kill You!: Ends up saying this a lot, due to his cranky personality and status as Butt Monkey.
- Kiai: Vola Vola Vola Vola Vola Vola Volare Via!
- Knife Nut: A mild example, but he's pretty fond of whipping out that switchblade whenever someone pisses him off. Which is often.
- More Dakka: His stand, Aerosmith, makes up for its lack of precision with more than enough gunfire to rip a car to shreds.
- The Napoleon: He's the smallest of the gang and the most cantankerous.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Risotto Nero had the upper hand on Doppio until Aerosmith intervened.
- Older Than They Look: As pointed out in their first meeting, Narancia is two years older than Giorno. However, due to childhood malnutrition and a lack of education, he looks and acts like the youngest member of the group.
- Stuff Blowing Up: His stand, Aerosmith, has plenty of firepower, but poor aim. As a result, any fights against faster, more evasive enemies tend to transform the battleground into a war-zone.
- Super Senses: His CO2 scope.
- Weirdness Magnet
Pannacotta Fugo (Stand: Purple Haze/Purple Haze Distortion)
Voiced by: Hisafumi Oda (All-Star Battle
), Hiroaki Miura
A member of Buccellati's gang and one of the most mature and smart people in the group. Leaves Buccellati and the rest after he learns the Boss's plan and is the only one who decides not to stay with the rest.
- A Day in the Limelight: A light novel called Purple Haze Feedback was written by Kouhei Kadono (of Boogiepop fame) for the series' 25th anniversary. The novel greatly expands on Fugo's character during and after the events of the original manga.
- The Berserker: His Stand, Purple Haze; it may reflect his Hair-Trigger Temper being fully manifested.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He comes off as one of the more mature and polite members of the gang, but he has a short fuse and a very dangerous Stand.
- Conflicting Loyalty: The in-story reason why Fugo stays behind when Buccellati's gang defects. He is torn between his loyalty to Diavolo and to Buccellati. Purple Haze Feedback resolves this.
- Dub Name Change: There was no way in Hell CyberConnect2 was going to get Purple Haze past the viciously-protective Hendrix estate, so it's Purple Smoke in English.
- Edible Theme Naming: Panna cotta (cooked cream) is an Italian dessert.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He has a very short fuse, despite seeming very calm and mature. This aspect of him ended in him assaulting his professor with a textbook, and is reflected in his Stand going berserk and uncontrollable sometimes.
- My Greatest Failure: If we allow All-Star Battle a bit of canonicity, specifically its post-fight comments, Fugo never forgave himself for not getting on the boat with the rest of Buccellati's group.
- Neat Freak: Purple Haze has this personality, and by extension he has it too.
- Opt Out: The in-verse explanation to why he left after Buccellati draws a Line in the Sand, which is explored more in his novel. Out-verse... see Put on a Bus for more information.
- Poisonous Person: His Stand's power to an extreme extent.
- Put on a Bus: Araki took him out of the group because his Stand's ability was so cheap that he had difficulty designing battles with him around. Given what Purple Haze's virus does, this is arguably a good thing.
- He gets his own side story, though.
- Team Dad: Often acts as a surrogate parent or older brother to Narancia and Mista, joining in their stranger antics and trying to tutor Narancia because of his poor background.
- The Smart Guy: He tested high in school but failed to excel due to his short temper.
- Story-Breaker Power: His stand Purple Haze has three globes on his knuckles of each hand that contain a deadly virus that quickly eats up all organic matter in the area where a globe is broken, until it gets hit by sunlight.
- Purple Haze even gained another ability in Kadono's light novel when it evolved into Purple Haze Distortion — now those deadly viruses can eat other viruses, including itself.
Trish Una (Stand: Spice Girl)
- Action Girl: In addition to a surprisingly useful ability, Spice Girl is also very physically powerful and fast.
- Batman Gambit: When she and Diavolo are forced to share a body by Silver Chariot Requiem, Trish actually uses her stand to save Diavolo's life, secretly, by softening some bullets that were fired at him. Diavolo didn't notice this and thought his stand was powerful enough to just punch the bullets out of the way, so Trish was able to catch him by surprise later by suddenly restoring the bullets' kinetic energy.
- Calling the Old Man Out: During the final battle.
- Character Development: Spice Girl's arrival is explicitly linked to Trish's growing confidence and courage.
- Distressed Damsel: At first. She later holds her own in assisting her group, though she's still by far the least experienced among them.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Spice Girl's power is softening things. As is traditional in JoJo, it only sounds useless.
- Heroic Bastard
- Kiai: WANNABEEEEEEEEEE!
- Ms. Fanservice
- The President's Daughter: Her role in the story.
- Samus is a Girl: Buccellati's gang first meet Trish when she's in disguise as a janitor. When she reveals herself, the boys are quite surprised to see she's a girl, especially since she'd just beaten up Narancia.
- She Knows Too Much: The reason why Diavolo wants to kill her. Despite the fact that Trish knows nothing about who he really is. Diavolo is just that paranoid.
- Ship Tease: With Mista.
- The Smurfette Principle: She's the only named female character in Part 5.
Coco Jumbo (Stand: Mr. President)
- Bigger on the Inside: Mr. President creates a well-furnished hotel room inside of Coco Jumbo's shell, which anyone it chooses can access. This is where Polnareff lives after having his soul attached to Coco Jumbo following his physical body's death.
- Team Pet: He's a turtle.
- Weirdness Magnet
Technically the first enemy Giorno meets, Luca tries to mug the protagonist. Quickly dies due to Gold Experience, but his defeat is what calls Buccellati over to investigate Giorno. Technically, he didn't really "die" from Gold Experience - he actually dies when Diavolo ruthlessly orders him to be dismantled and have his body parts used for scare tactics on Giorno.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Attacks a frog created by Gold Experience with a shovel, causing him to cave in his own skull when the attack is reflected back at him.
- Jerkass: When a frog jumps on Giorno (created by his stand, but Luca doesn't know that,) he orders Giorno to step on it for no reason other than to be an asshole, and then tries to kill it himself (this backfires horribly.) It's also revealed later on that he sold drugs to children.
- Manly Tears: Sort of. His right eye constantly tears up because of an eye injury.
- Muggle: The only member of Buccelatti's group to not have a stand.
- Shovel Strike: His weapon of choice when confronting Giorno.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He dies in the very same chapter he's introduced, but it's because of his death that Buccelatti tracks down Giorno to get the identity of his murderer out of him.
- His body is also torn apart on Diavolo's order, which is the very first hint that Diavolo's a lot of unnecessary cruelty.
- Zero-Effort Boss: Giorno doesn't need to lift a finger to beat him.
Polpo (Stand: Black Sabbath)
A higher up, or capo, in Passione. He was entrusted with an Arrow and used it and his Stand to test members coming into the gang by ordering an impossible task of keeping a lighter lit for a day. If the lighter goes out, his Stand appears and stabs them with the Arrow: if they survive and become a Stand user, they'll allowed into the gang.His Stand, Black Sabbath, materializes when Polpo's order is disobeyed. It can move within shadows and control them to an extent.
Mario Zucchero (Stand: Soft Machine)
A greedy member of Passione who attacks Buccellati's gang while their on their ship. He actually manages to catch everyone but Buccellati, but is stopped through the abilities of Moody Blues and Sticky Fingers.His Stand, Soft Machine, can literally deflate objects or people by stabbing them, essentially making them deflated balloons (or as its described, like a condom).
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Suffers this at the hands of Giorno's group after his defeat. It involves a fishhook, glasses, and getting sectioned by Sticky Fingers. What? They are members of the Mafia, after all. He was also then left on the boat after his partner's defeat.
- Drives Like Crazy: And is prone to leaving the car while it's still in motion mid-conversation.
- Edible Theme Naming: "Zucchero" is sugar.
- Mighty Glacier: While Soft Machine's deflation power is devastating — one poke and you're not fighting anymore, and very much at Zucchero's mercy — it has terrible range. This is why Zucchero takes pains to first corner enemies in a narrow space, so they won't have time to dodge the stabs.
- Weirdness Magnet
Sale (Stand: Kraftwerk)
Zucchero's partner, he attacked the gang when they arrived at Capri Island.His Stand, Kraftwerk, controls kinetic energy.
- Attack Reflector: One of the truly scary things he can do with guns is, once Kraftwerk's stilled the bullets, tap the bullet with his own finger to add potential kinetic energy. Once enough is stored, the bullet will fly off on its own, back toward the poor sap who shot at Sale.
- Back for the Dead: He reappears in the Light Novel Purple Haze Feedback, and is quickly killed off.
- Edible Theme Naming: "Sale" is salt.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Floating Platforms: Turning individual pieces of gravel into these is yet another application of Kraftwerk.
- Made of Iron: Even getting a bullet in the outside of his brain doesn't kill him!
- Nigh Invulnerable: As far as he's concerned, he's this because his Stand can alter the velocity of anything it touches so that it stands still with respect to him. This includes bullets and, unfortunately, Mista uses them.
Squalo (Stand: Clash)
Tiziano's partner, Squalo and he attack Nanaria to force the heroes into misdirection. Dies by being shot to death with Aerosmith.
His Stand, Clash, can travel through liquids to attack. It's a portable shark, basically.
Tiziano (Stand: Talking Head)
Squalo's partner, Tiziano replaces Narancia's tongue with his Stand in order to misdirect the heroes. Tiziano dies by sacrificing himself, protecting his partner from Aerosmith.
His Stand, Talking Head, can attach itself to opponent's tongues. It then forces the victim into miscommunication if they tell the truth, no matter what they do.
Carne (Stand: Notorious B.I.G.)
A member of Passione that was, upon introduction, very shortly killed by Mista. Unfortunately, it activated his Stand. Since he never spoke, or really did much of anything, the following tropes are more for Notorious B.I.G. than Crane.
- Awesome but Impractical: Notorious B.I.G is one of the strongest Stands of the manga. But you have to die to activate his power.
- Blob Monster
- Complete Immortality: Noticeably, it is one of the few Stands that can outlive their master, including Anubis, but more importantly cannot be destroyed by any means, being able to regenerate from any attack that even harms it.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Horribly, horribly subverted. Carne goes down in a minute thanks to Mista. And then Notorious B.I.G. attacks...
- Eldritch Abomination: Even by Stand standards, it's bizarre. It is immortal, able to infect the nearest body in order to grow as well as control those infected parts, and has an overall monstrous appearance.
- Gonk: It's quite hard to tell where his neck begins.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Hopeless Boss Fight: While Carne goes down easily, Notorious B.I.G is so strong that only dropping it in the ocean keeps it from harming the heroes any further.
- Meaningful Name: His name means "meat," as in "dead meat." Doubles as Edible Theme Naming.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Notorious B.I.G. isn't truly activated until it receives feelings of hate and contempt on account of Carne's death.
- Nigh Invulnerable: And unlike Yellow Temperance and Yo-Yo Ma, there is absolutely nothing anybody can do about it. Their best bet is to drop it in the ocean, but that just changed what it was attacking.
- Story-Breaker Power: An indestructible amorphous murder engine that, since his user activated him through death, is effectively even more unkillable than Kars. Thankfully, he cannot see and acts on impulsive instinct. To to sea with ye, ye great blob monster.
Cioccolata (Stand: Green Day)
The last enemy Stand User before Diavolo that the heroes face, he's partnered with Secco. A former doctor who tormented patients that came to him, he did things like intentionally misdiagnosing them so they'd go under his knife, limiting their anesthetics so they'd begin to scream mid-operation, and inflicting pounds upon pounds of mental abuse to the elderly.His Stand, Green Day, is similar to Purple Haze, but with mold instead of toxins. Once infected, if the victim is under a certain altitude, the mold begins to grow and will devour the flesh of whatever it's implanted on.
- A Match Made in Stockholm: Thinks Secco was this to him. Actually, not in the least.
- Anime Hair: Long spikes with puff-balls on the ends. And it's green.
- Ax-Crazy: Like most villains, but has no restraints whatsoever to limit his insanity, such as Alessi's cowardice and Dio's twisted sense of honor, making him incredibly dangerous.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Flesh-eating mold that causes people to explode; sounds like the perfect power for a psychotic Mad Doctor who Loves the Sound of Screaming.
- Bare Your Midriff: His outfit.
- Body Horror: A lot of Stands are downright nasty, but a flesh-devouring mold that makes people explode if it germinates fast enough? Even more amazing, he's immune to the more harmful effects, so he can sever off body parts and use the mold to prevent blood loss and keep nerves connected? Geez.
- Catch Phrase: "Good, Good, Good, Good."
- Creepy Cool Crosses: There's a cross on his chest that opens to his midriff.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Crushed in a garbage truck's compactor. Dude brought it on himself.
- Detachment Combat: He can dismember himself and keep the various parts still functioning even when they're not connected.
- The Dragon: To Diavolo, since Doppio is actually his split personality, and his overall threat to Giorno to prevent him from interfering with his plans is definitely a match.
- Dragon with an Agenda: To kill anyone who chances to cross his path is the main reason he even serves as The Dragon.
- The Star Scream: Arguably; his posthumous speech to Secco implies that he planned to "exceed the boss" in fighting capability.
- Dub Name Change: It's Green Tea in the English All-Star Battle.
- Edible Theme Naming: Chocolate.
- Evil Counterpart: To Giorno, as both have Stands that can manipulate living things. Where Giorno temporarily vitalizes things, though, Cioccolata effectively de-vitalizes whatever the spores manifest upon.
- Evilutionary Biologist: See Insane Troll Logic for more details.
- Eviler Than Thou: Inverted hard. You know you're an awful person when someone who is currently trying to murder their own daughter out of sheer and unjustified paranoia thinks you're horrible.
- Facial Markings: Hard to tell if they're makeup, tattoos, or something else. At any rate, they're creepy.
- Faking the Dead: Near the end of the fight with Giorno. Although like his father, Giorno's not fooled, and was even prepared for it beforehand.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: He was already a nasty piece of work. Developing Green Day just made him even worse.
- Fluffy the Terrible: His name translates to chocolate, but he's far more bitter than sweet.
- For the Evulz: The reason why he kills people is to see their faces trapped in terror as they perish.
- Insane Troll Logic: Believes humanity grows stronger through curiosity, and curiosity amplifies as people die.
- Karmic Death: Diavolo calls him and Secco trash. Both he and Secco are flung into garbage trucks on their defeats.
- Kill Them All: Does this to a notable chunk of Rome for a motiveless killing spree.
- Killed Off for Real: After a long beatdown, he's finally shot down into a dumpster, having died from the impact of Gold Experience's punches.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: The sounds? He wants to see your face as you die recorded on tape to watch on a later date.
- Mad Bomber: By the sheer nature of his explosive germinating Stand, and the fact he essentially goes on a killing spree on Rome to kill as many people as possible.
- Mad Doctor: Became a doctor specifically so he could torture and experiment on people.
- Monster Clown: With his puff ball Anime Hair, Guyliner, Facial Markings, and overall monstrous behavior, he looks like a deranged harlequin.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: With his Body Horror abilities, psychotic looks, and his depravity, Cioccolata's this all by himself.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Subjected to the longest one in the series as of yet, going for about seven pages in total, resulting in his death.
- Only Friend: Thinks of Secco as this, as he trusts him to find the man with the Macguffin in his place.
- Pet the Dog: His sole redeeming quality is his treatment of Secco like a loyal dog servant and treating him a great deal better than anyone. Too bad Secco's loyalty is pretty much all an act.
- Psycho for Hire: He's the only member of Passione who seems to be in it purely because he enjoys watching people suffer and die.
- Serial Killer: You did not want to end up at the hospital where he worked.
- Slasher Smile: When Giorno falls down, he unleashes an epic one while gloating about his logic.
- Social Darwinist: Believes that the strong should dominate the weak.
- Stuff Blowing Up: A nasty side effect of the mold — if it germinates fast enough, it causes the victim to explode.
- The Unfettered: What makes him dangerous is that he has no pragmatic or ethical restraints like most villainous Stand Users to hold him back from being a malice elemental.
- Villainous Friendship: Type 1 with Secco, but it's actually a Type 2.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Secco (Stand: Oasis)
As far as Diavolo learned, Secco is an obedient servant of Cioccolata that shared his viewpoint on suffering. He's the one who records Cioccolata's tapes and acts an awful lot like his dog. But, turns out that Secco actually hated the doctor and only followed him because Cioccolata's presents and strength.
His Stand, Oasis, is a wearable suit that allows Secco to turn the ground into mud on will and travel through it for the price of removing his vision as he does so. Despite it turning concrete into mud, it also prevents Secco from being hit by projectiles while he's underground.
- A Match Made in Stockholm: Secco was originally one of Cioccolata's patients, and now he's his loyal sidekick.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Evil Counterpart: To Bruno
- Improbable Weapon User: When he isn't dragging Green Day's victims down to get the mold to germinate, he will spit mud at his foe. Here's the problem for his opponent, though — it's only mud when it's within Oasis, the relevant sub-area in this case being Secco's mouth. Once it's fully spit out, it turns back into rock. High-velocity rock.
- Let's Get Dangerous: Once Ciocolata dies, he shows he is much more dangerous and intelligent than he initially appeared.
- Meaningful Name: Secco means both "dry" and "slim" or "skinny", in Italian. He is quite skinny, and his stand allows him to turn the "dry" soil into a more malleable (and swimmable) substance.
- Obfuscating Insanity: He's quite a bit more stable than he made himself out to be.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: It was just so he could easily tag along with Cioccolata. Once Cioccolata dies and Secco finds he wasn't as strong as he thought, though...
- Stone Is Water: His Stand power other than manifesting as armor.
- Self-Disposing Villain: Being spooked by Doppio results in him landing in a dumpster, killing him instantly.
- Sycophantic Servant: An idolizing, almost pet-like sidekick to Cioccolata. It's an act to be able to enjoy watching Cioccolata's depradations firsthand.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Despite Cioccolata having treated him with candy, money, and overall better treatment than anyone else in Passione would give him, Secco couldn't care less if he was felled.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Yes-Man: To Cioccolata. It's only to be able to participate in the slaughter, not out of prior emotional attachment.
Vinegar Doppio (Stand: Epitaph)
Possibly the underboss of Passione, not that he looks like it or even acts like it. Unlike the other members of Passione, Doppio is overall polite and very loyal and only ever acts like his subordinates when upset. He communicates with his boss through phones... but, to everyone else, he's speaking into frogs, ice cream, or other non-phone objects.His Stand is on lend from his boss: Epitaph allows Doppio to see up to ten seconds into the future and then react accordingly, allowing him to change the outcomes as far as who gets hit with what.
- Adorkable: If you aren't disturbed by him having a conversation into a frog's stomach, then yes. Even Diavolo thinks he's cute.
- Bare Your Midriff
- Bishōnen: He's around/looks like 17, so he's no older than the protagonists. He's even voiced by Akira Ishida in All-Star Battle.
- Bullying a Dragon/Mugging the Monster: Diavolo does not take kindly to those pressuring Doppio, and anyone trying to is in for a nasty surprise.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: At least, to those around him.
- Combat Clairvoyance: Has a limited version of this granted to him by his boss.
- Cute and Psycho: He's really scary when he's angry or when Diavolo hijacks the conversation.
- The Dragon: Played with in a few ways: his position is largely assumed and it's only likely that he's the underboss due to Diavolo's care. Although Giorno and his allies planned to overthrow the boss, they never targeted Doppio and his authority is never proven because he keeps away from other members of Passione. In fact, despite being one of the few who actually communicate with Diavolo, Risotto Nero had no idea who he was until Doppio accidentally revealed he was a Stand user. For the most part, he's just Diavolo's gopher. He also is the boss, but doesn't realize it.
- Edible Theme Naming: "Vinegar", obviously. In the Italian translation he's renamed Aceto, which means the same but has the benefits of a) actually being Italian and b) sounding more like an actual name.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Older Than They Look: Despite looking to be around the protagonists' age, he's actually the Split Personality of Diavolo, who is around thirty-three.
- Shrinking Violet
- Slipknot Ponytail: Played with. Doppio's hair is mostly pinned back in a very elaborate braid, and while it doesn't come undone while fighting Risotto, somehow it becomes undone with the simple action of removing his sweater.
- Shoe Phone: Parodied. Doppio's main form of communication with his boss is supposedly his cell phone. But when it breaks, he starts grabbing random objects and treating them like they were his cell phone, going so far as to make ring tone noises himself. They have been car charms, toy phones, frogs, and many other things. Now, whether he's literally talking to himself or if the objects can actually become phones is an entirely different affair.
- Split Personality: To Diavolo.
- Youthful Freckles
Diavolo (Stand: King Crimson)
The Boss of Passione and the target of Giorno's efforts, Diavolo is a first-class paranoid man with a high obsession over two things: keeping himself a secret and becoming far stronger than those around him. Because of his secretive nature, Diavolo has eliminated many people (barring an old girlfriend
) for this sake, and his main goal is to recapture the Arrow and create King Crimson Requiem. He also dabbled in a drug trafficking project, which is the crux of Purple Haze Feedback
His Stand, King Crimson, can "skip time" - it eliminates a section of time from anywhere between .5 to 10 seconds, and during which not only is Diavolo completely immune to attacks, but can also set up others to be hit. See Time Master
below for more details.
- Absurdly Youthful Father: Diavolo was born in 1967, while Trish was born in 1985. A bit of simple math shows us that Diavolo was 18 when Trish was born.
- Action Dad: To Trish, though it's too bad he doesn't have the heart of one.
- Archnemesis Dad: To Trish.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: The Don of Passione, but having the most broken Stand around certainly helps.
- Ax-Crazy: A subdued variant compared to Cioccolata's more obvious insanity, and arguably worse. He suffers from extreme irrational paranoia — enough to kill his daughter, Trisha, who's completely unrelated to the Mafia affair. Even his goals are very unconventional; see Evil Plan below.
- Badass: He has a Rank A Strength Stand with the ability to skip time and see into the future. The only way that the heroes even beat it is to activate an even more ridiculous ability — that of the No Sell.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Early glimpses of him have him wearing a suit. He doesn't wear it in the final battle, presumably because he doesn't have time to change out of Doppio's clothes other than removing his sweater, but it's become common-place in most fan art.
- Barbarian Long Hair: His hair is actually rather well kept during the final fight, despite it having been in a braid just pages before.
- Bad Boss: And how! After denying the very effective La Squadra a pay raise and promotion, he killed two of their comrades when they started searching for his identity. How did he kill them? Binding and gagging the first to be Forced to Watch as he cuts the second into pieces, enough to force the former to commit suicide. And then delivers more than 30 pieces of his body by his messengers, one at a time to La Squadra.
- Bait the Dog: Wanted Trish to be brought to him, but it's not to protect her, it's to kill her. He's that paranoid!
- Bastard Bastard: It's unknown who his father is, he never married Donatella, and he's... yeah.
- Batman Gambit: He needs Trish dead. He wants Squadra dead for going rogue, and Bruno's group dead for attempting to get more power; let's pit them against each other and take out the surviving group after they're all worn out.
- Big Bad: Of Vento Aureo.
- The Heavy: Kars may have created the plot, but if Diavolo didn't find the Stand-creating arrows on his faithful trip to Egypt and then sell all but one to Enyaba, none of the stories would've happened the way they did: Dio never would've earned his Stand, the Joestars never would've earned theirs by proxy, and no one else with the exception of people like Kakyoin and Polnareff would have theirs (and this includes Kira and very likely Pucci). You can thank Diavolo for every ounce of misery caused in the previous and future parts.
- The Chessmaster: Manipulates everyone into ultimately serving him or disposing of those who oppose him by pitting them against other groups.
- Contrasting Sequel Big Bad: Kira had a rather mundane history, aside from the whole hand fetish and serial murder thing, was dangerous mainly because he kept slipping away before he could be punished for his heinous actions, and wanted to live a "normal" life. Meanwhile, Diavolo had a past that was saturated in weirdness, was dangerous because he used his intellect and enormously powerful Stand to hunt down his enemies instead of run away from them, and wanted absolutely no one to know he existed, which is pretty far from normal.
- Lack of Empathy: Diavolo is also different from all his contemporaries in that he was completely ruthless. While the other antagonists all loved somebody other than themselvesnote , Diavolo held no affection for anyone. Especially his own daughter. You can say it's averted with Doppio, however, as he encouraged Doppio to fight and to dodge and, honestly, didn't seem to notice at all that Doppio had died.
- But perhaps averted, as it bears noting that even after he began his mission of erasing his past, Diavolo never killed Donatella and even kept a photo of hers despite the damning evidence it could prove.
- Dub Name Change: King Crimson is promoted to Emperor Crimson for All-Star Battle in English-speaking countries. It fits with his Catch Phrase of declaring himself emperor. In addition, his "Epitaph" attack (taken from a King Crimson song) becomes "Eulogy", which also fits Diavolo as eulogies are often praise to someone.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Gave several over the course of the final fight, but skipping time means squat against a No Sell ability that negates anything you do, as he found out.
- Combat Clairvoyance: King Crimson has a secondary ability called Epitaph that lets him see 10 seconds into the future. It functions more as a Required Secondary Power, since otherwise he wouldn't be able to predict or plan around King Crimson's time skip.
- The Omniscient: Epitaph is incredibly powerful for what it does, and simultaneously reveals to Diavolo every and all actions and outcomes that could take place. Diavolo himself says that, rather than predicting what happens and reacting to that, he merely chooses which outcome he wishes to happen.
- The Don: Of the Passione Mafia. Though an unusually low-profile one, as no one in his Mafia knows what he looks like.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas/Self-Made Orphan: Unknown whether it's played straight or subverted, as while his mother was Buried Alive under the house he lived in with the priest that raised, it's never clearly stated whether Diavolo did it, the priest did it, or someone entirely unrelated did it. However, it can be agreed that this was when he started becoming more like what he is today.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He does not like Cioccolata and actually seemed very sick with himself after having to order him and Secco in to fight.
- He also spared his girlfriend Donatella, whom he told many lies to about his life and had a child with, and then kept a photo he took of her and even made a copy of it that she'd keep.
- Evil Plan: Mix an obsession of being the Ultimate Evil and Take Over the World by using the Stand Arrow in order to gain its Requiem power with sheer paranoia of being seen and you get a very paradoxical ambition.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of Toshiyuki Morikawa.
- The Faceless: For a good chunk of Part 5. His first fight with Buccellati has his face constantly obscured by shadows or by King Crimson. His first appearances are also incredibly different to how he was revealed, as he had short hair and actually seemed a lot taller than he turned out to be.
- Fate Worse Than Death: He ends up getting sent into an infinite death loop courtesy of Gold Experience Requiem, experiencing a variety of ends but never truly dying. And worse, he's the only one aware of it - cars hit him without stopping, he was dissected without the nurse realizing he was awake, and so on.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: His Stand, King Crimson, exists in an odd paradox of not only be the strongest Stand but also belonging to a paranoid man who hides himself. He takes the "Stands attract Stands" concept really far, as he develops an extensive organization populated by Stand Users.
- Freudian Excuse: Much like Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas, it could be played straight, defied, or subverted. Depending on how it's read, he either snapped and became paranoid after finding his mother under the floorboards, did the deed himself and was always like this despite his good nature before hand, or snapped because the evidence was found and as such razed his hometown to prevent word from being leaked, causing the obsession due to the spur of the moment.
- The Ghost/The Spook/The Dreaded: His goal in the series is to remain a feared, shadowy leader through any means necessary.
- That and Take Over the World once he tries to take the Arrow for himself to dominate all life with the incredible power it wields.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Another unknown, see the above two unknowns Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas and Freudian Excuse. However, it should be said that dissocative identity disorder streams from similar roots to that of paranoia - abuse, fear, trauma, or stress. Polnareff outright discusses the roots by stating that Diavolo could've been abused as a child, and since only certain points of his history were touched upon, he could very well be right.
- Guyliner: His eyelashes are much more defined than other villains and he, like Dio, dons lipstick.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Coinsides with his paranoia most of the time, but he did go overboard with punishing La Squadra.
- Hellish Pupils/Uh-Oh Eyes/Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises: Has extremely small pupils like his Stand, except when possessed by Bruno, when he temporarily gains normal looking eyes. However, his eyes look as if the irises are simply fragments circling his pupils.
- Hunk: In contrast of Kira Salary Man appearance, Diavolo is completely ripped
- In the Hood: His first -shadowed- appearance has him with this, covered in a blanket in a dark room while musing about finding his daughter.
- Hypocrite: When found out by Polnareff, he gloats about being discovered; this is paradoxical to his usual, xenophobic desire of not being seen by others.
- Let's You and Him Fight: He pretty much set up Squadra against Bruno's team, even if both were against Diavolo.
- Lightning Bruiser: King Crimson has shown to be able to easily parry, react to, and even outmaneuver faster-than-light Stands like Silver Chariot, Sticky Fingers, and Gold Experience, even without the use of Epitaph. King Crimson's speed may be comparable to that of even Star Platinum. Likewise, his strength is incredible, and he can rip apart opponents with a single Megaton Punch, rather than using Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs like other powerful Stands, and is so far the only Stand capable of delivering one-hit kills without the use of an ability.
- Manipulative Bastard: Prefers to control others from the shadows like he does Squadra and Bruno's group.
- Meaningful Name: Diavolo means "devil" in Italian to counter Dio's "God". "Doppio" means "Double".
- Mr. Fanservice
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Tries to use Squadra to kill Bruno's team in order to kill two birds with one stone, but unfortunately, Nero manages to survive long enough to find him and nearly kill him, becoming even more vengeful with the death of his entire squad. If it weren't for Narancia's attack, it would've killed him.
- Offing the Offspring: Spends all of Part 5 trying to kill Trish. He briefly succeeds when he forces her soul out of Mista's body, but Buccellati saves her by reversing the soul-swapping process.
- Parental Abandonment: He left Trish's mother for unknown reasons, but he averts the hell out of the usual guilt of leaving Trish behind, as he attempts to have her killed as soon as it's revealed she's related to him.
- Perpetual Frowner: King Crimson will always have that "pissed off 24/7" face, no exceptions. Hilariously, so does the head on its forehead.
- Sinister Silhouettes: Spends the entirety of his fight with Bruno as one and appears a few times before then as a mobster covered in shadows.
- The Sociopath: Extremely prone to fits of anger and is extremely paranoid, plus the whole Lack of Empathy thing.
- Split Personality: An integral part of Diavolo's masquerade is that he has a second personality, Vinegar Doppio, which he allows to stay in the forefront of the body's control while still observing. Doppio, while a member of Passione, is still pretty innocent compared to the likes of Cioccolata and Risotto, and is also a cardinal Cloudcuckoolander thanks to the way Diavolo communicates with him. Oddly enough, when Chariot Requiem goes haywire, it turns out that Doppio and Diavolo are actually separate souls. Arguably, they're actually a chimera resulting from one fetus absorbing the other in utero.
- Smash Cut: The manifestation of his power.
- Super Strength: King Crimson is easily one of the strongest physical Stands in the series, especially since unlike most Stands that have this trait, it can kill a person or cut a person's arm clean off in one punch, rather than Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs which is the usual case.
- Teleport Spam: King Crimson's power makes him look like he's doing this, although the true nature of his power is much different.
- Time Master: King Crimson's ability is to erase time. For ten seconds, every action and event that takes place has no effect and no one else retains any memory of that time interval, but the consequences of any of those actions remain note . The nature of the erased time allows Diavolo to see all possible actions simultaneously and follow whichever sequence of events he wants to occur during the time skip using Epitaph. The most intuitive explanation, and the one that Diavolo himself seems to favor, is that for about 10 seconds, he controls fate and destiny in the surrounding area.
- This is represented in other media as teleportation or time slowing down. The Vento Aureo PS2 game represents this by having time slow down when he uses it, the screen colors going negative, and everyone's movements slowed down to a jerky sort of stop motion. All-Star Battle has the screen turn red and the opponent freezing in place.
- Ultimate Evil: Desperately wants to be this, but ultimately fails.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Well, it's actually a mesh shirt, for what it's worth.
- Where I Was Born and Razed: Burnt down the church and town he grew up in.
- Who's Your Daddy?: Inverse edition. To call the circumstances regarding his conception "bizarre" would be a gross understatement. His mother was an inmate in a female prison with absolutely no male guards. Add in the timing of when she was incarcerated, and the oddly long pregnancy, and we are looking at one very difficult-to-decipher paternity issue, in the form of no viable candidates. At all.
- You Can't Thwart Stage One: Averted in a series where the Big Bad usually gets what he wants before a Deus ex Machina shows up to punish them, as not only does he not get the Stand Arrow to increase his power, he becomes the guinea pig for the enhanced power of Giorno's new Requiem power.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink with spots, either green or violet in color.
La Squadra di Esecuzione
Tropes Associated With La Squadra di Esecuzione
- Anti-Villain: A great deal of them, especially Nero and Pesche have humanizing traits of True Companions-ship despite being the enemies of the heroes, as well as their need for vengeance against the Big Bad for killing their two friends.
- Disc One Final Boss: While antagonizing the heroes for a great majority of the saga, they are ultimately a wall to beat in order to get to the Big Bad's group.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Because Diavolo didn't want to promote them and then murdered two of their members, La Squadra got involved in the plot.
- Unwitting Pawn: Diavolo was using them to fight off the heroes, hoping they'd kill each other in their race to find the boss and kill him, rather than kill them all himself. This turns out to be a mistake that almost gets him killed by the remaining member, Nero, if not for a coincidental attack by Narancia on the latter.
Formaggio (Stand: Little Feat)
The sadistic first member met by the main characters. He engages Nanarcia in battle in order to kidnap Trish, resulting in a one-verses-one. After being lit on fire, Formaggio's attempts to douse the flames causes him to be seen by Aerosmith. He then attempts to fight head-on, but is quickly shot down
Little Feet can shrink Formaggio or other people by touch, which also diminishes their weight and can create unusual weapons.
- Edible Theme Naming: Cheese.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Improv Fu: Used a rat and a pen to escape Nanarcia.
- Improbable Weapon User: He also sics a spider on Nanarcia by sticking the two in a bottle he has and in the video game he'll throw furniture at you by shrinking them, throwing them, and allowing them to grow back to full size mid-throw.
- Incredible Shrinking Man: Little Feat can do this to both Formaggio and his targets. He can freely toggle the effect on himself. They can't.
- Jerk Ass: Easily the least sympathetic assassin, but then again he might be reeling from the deaths of Sorbet and Gelato.
- Man on Fire: How he meets his end.
Sorbet and Gelato
A possibly gay couple of assassins that, after realizing they had little territory, attempted to discover Diavolo's identity. As you can see from the fact that they're labled posthumous, it clearly did not end well. Sorbet was hacked to pieces and Gelato suffocated.
It's unknown whether or not they were Stand users.
- Edible Theme Naming: They're both named after ice-cream-esque desserts: sorbet is flavored frozen water, gelato is Italian for "ice cream".
- Forced to Watch: Gelato had to watch Sorbet's death and was so horrified by it that he ate his gag and thus choked himself to death.
- Gorn: Sorbet's fate.
- I Shall Taunt You: When Gelato's body was delivered to his teammates, Diavolo attached a note that only said "Punishment" and left the gag in. He also went the extra mile with Sorbet, having preserved his corpse with Formaldehyde and stuck it in little frames that, when put together, made the entirety of the corpse.
- Posthumous Character
- Shout-Out: Their deaths are reminiscent to Luca Brasi's killing of two enemies.
- Stuffed In The Fridge: Both, but especially Sorbet.
Illuso (Stand: Man In The Mirror)
Voiced by: Akira Negishi (Vento Aureo video game)
A very confident assassin, Illuso sticks to his world of mirrors when planning attacks. He attacks Giorno, Abbacchio, and Fugo while they're in Rome to pick up a key Diavolo left them, and while he's successful in defeating Abbachhio, he becomes the only victim to Fugo's Purple Haze.
Man in The Mirror allows Illuso to travel in mirror dimensions and makes him invisible to anyone he isn't dragging into the world with him. Since Stands can only be harmed by other Stands, unless one is brought in with a victim, Illuso is mostly untouchable by anything other than the real world and more conventional weapons.
- Call Back: Kakyoin and Polnareff discussed there being a world in the mirror when battling J. Geil, with Kakyoin unable to believe the claims of there being such a place.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: This is when we learned what Purple Haze can do.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Meaningful Name: It sounds similar to Illusion (or its Italian form, Illusione), which would kinda match the power of Man In The Mirror. However, it actually means "deluded" or "fool". Seeing how he found his demise, it's quite fitting.
- Mirror Monster: He used to be the picture for that page.
Prosciutto (Stand: The Grateful Dead)
A very supportive assassin, Prosciutto is Pesci's partner and often reminds him how strong he is. He's a sort of "big brother" archtype to the group, and he attacks with Pesci on a train the heroes have boarded to get to Florence. He's also ruthless and doesn't take chances, immediately shooting at Mista when Prosciutto has him pinned. Using Sticky Fingers, Buccellati manages to shove Prosciutto out of the train and into the wheels, but Prosciutto only dies after losing his will to live after Pesci falls.
The Grateful Dead accelerates aging, both mentally and physically to certain points - infants would have their skin wrinkled and would succumb to their hair falling out instead of just outright growing them into adults. It's one of the few Stands that can affect its user, as Prosciutto can change his appearance should he need to. It can also target genders independently by making one gender grow older faster or slower than others, but this is because of a difference of body temperatures.
- Call Back: He's a complete inversion of Alessi. Sethan reverts age, The Grateful Dead speed up aging, and while Alessi is Ax-Crazy and twisted, Prosciutto has everything together and isn't easily startled.
- The Cameo: He and Pesci appear as Stage Hazards on the Naples Train stage in ASB, but Prosciutto simply has a few lines.
- Consummate Professional: Played with. He generally nice to Pesci, but a lot of his screen-time is devoted to teaching Pesci about his inner strength, which actually succeeds when Prosciutto is is shoved out of the train.
- The Determinator: He promised Pesci that he'd keep his Stand running even if all his limbs were broken, and he meant it.
- The Gunslinger
- Edible Theme Naming: "Ham". No, really. Ironically, he prefers fish sticks.
- Specifically, the word prosciutto derives from Latin pro (before) and exsuctus (to suck out [the moisture]), which makes his name a Meaningful Name.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: His Stand has eyes all over its body.
- Eldritch Abomination: The Grateful Dead probably has the most Lovecraftian design out of all the Stands. Enforced with Araki's comments, as he once planned to make a lower half for the Stand and then changed his mind.
- The Faceless: During his first few appearances, his face is obscured by shadows.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet: You have to wonder, though, what kind of level-headed person manages to form a Stand based off killing others with age.
- In-Series Nickname/Japanese Sibling Terminology: "Aniki"/"Big brother" by Pesci. Works have often used "Fratello" (the Italian word for "brother") in place.
- Made of Iron: It's one thing to fall off of a train and survive. It's quite another to be CRUSHED UNDER THE WHEELS OF ONE AND STILL KEEP HIS STAND RUNNING FOR A FEW MORE MINUTES.
- Rapid Aging
- Younger Than They Look: Grateful Dead can do this to Prosciutto. It's how he manages to trick Mista.
Pesci (Stand: Beach Boy)
Prosciutto's partner in crime, Pesci is very eager to please his partner and will do anything he asks. However, he's very cowardly at first and lacks a lot of strength, not helped by his odd Stand. However, when Prosciutto is shoved under the train
, Pesci finds his inner strength his friend always told him about and begins to fight seriously, making even Buccellati hesitant. He dies when Buccellati slices him into pieces using his Stand and then dumps his body into the nearby river.
Beach Boy is a fishing rod capable of three things: it's capable of tracking people and literally fishing them out from other rooms, it can phase through any and all objects including skin, and attacking the line simply reflects damage.
- Anime Hair
- Attack Reflector: All attacking the line will do is bounce your own attack back at you. However, Buccellati manages to use this to his own advantage and to Prosciutto's detriment.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's mostly a shy person who respects Prosciutto as his brother. But once Buccellati crushes Prosciutto under the train... he stops being shy.
- The Cameo: The stage hazard of Naples Train in ASB, as well as being the Situation Finish.
- Cowardly Lion
- Dub Name Change: "Beach Boy" becomes "Fisher Man" in English-language versions of All-Star Battle. One can imagine Mike Love having a hard time with them otherwise.
- Edible Theme Naming / Meaningful Name: Italian for fish... the noun, mind you, not the verb. More correctly, fishes.
- Improbable Weapon User: A FISHING ROD. Pesci's stand is a fishing rod. This being JoJo, he manages to make it extremely lethal.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: He calls Prosciutto "aniki," probably in the yakuza sense.
- Let's Get Dangerous / Took a Level in Badass
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Buccellati unzips himself into a dozen pieces, including splitting his heart in half, to hide from Beach Boy's hook. He holds it so long that he almost dies... until Pesci, flipping out in a rage over Prosciutto's death, forces the train to stop. This jumbles Buccellati's separated pieces back into each other, causing him to instinctively zip them together and revive.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
- Weirdness Magnet
Melone (Stand: Baby Face)
A rather passive researcher and assassin, Melone's Stand requires him to act like a nut, so how much of his personality is simply natural is unknown. However, he seems to be very good at deducing things like blood type from simply licking people, and his dedication to his job of killing others shows in how he teaches his Stand. After Giorno defeats a Baby Face homunculus by burning it to death, he transforms a part of it into a poisonous snake, which of course heads right back to Melone.
Baby Face is a remote Stand taking the shape of a computer that can generate homonculi, which after Melone trains them for a short bit can act as remote soldiers that grow. These creatures gain their personalities from the women Melone uses to form his Stands, and with "improper teaching" (or just brutally attacking them), they will spin out of control.
- Body Horror: Baby Face can break objects up into cubes, including living people, and transform them into other objects (or in the case of living things, just kill them by ripping out cubes of flesh.) It also comes into being by infecting a human host and learning from them for a short period of time before deconstructing them for extra mass.
- The Cameo: Guide to the Option Menu in ASB.
- Edible Theme Naming: "Melon", think cantaloupes.
- Evil Counterpart: Giorno notes that Baby Face's ability to turn living things into inanimate objects mirror's Gold Experience's ability to turn inanimate objects into living things.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: His right eye is covered by his mask and the right side of his suit has pieces missing.
- Fetus Terrible/Enfant Terrible: His Stand actually creates these.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Sort of. After killing Baby Face, Giorno transforms its remains into a venomous snake, which returns to Melone and bites him.
- Kill It with Fire: How Baby Face eventually meets its end, getting tricked into absorbing the motorcycle it rode in on, and getting killed in the resulting gasoline explosion.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Peek-a-Bangs: The "deception" variety, though it also makes him look more androgynous.
- Power Incontinence: In exchange for being a powerful long range stand, Baby Face is completely autonomous, and its willingness to listen to Melone depends on its original host. Unfortunately, this particular Baby Face eventually proves to be a bit too hot-headed and eventually starts disobeying him.
Ghiaccio (Stand: White Album)
A very angry assassin and the last La Squadra member the heroes face. Ghiaccio is prone to ranting and is very arrogant, but is friendly with his companions. He's borderline xenophobic, though - he establishes himself by rambling about France and Italy and he has a great distaste of metaphor meanings. After a long battle with Mista and Giorno, Giorno pierces Ghiaccio on a tree and completely impales him on a splintered stick.
White Album forms as a body suit with long ice skates for feet. It completely encases Ghiaccio and allows him to alter the temperatures of just about anything, allowing for quick travel on icy routes and providing a rapid cooling of the air around it.
- Attack Reflector: The main use of White Album Gently Weeps, freezing the air around him to create floating ice crystals that deflect Mista's bullets back at him.
- Attack Its Weak Point: There's a hole in the back of White Album that allows Ghiaccio to breathe. But, it's Subverted: Ghiaccio has a very nasty surprise for anyone who tries to attack this.
- The Cameo: The guide for ASB's in-game dictionary, and of course he rants if you attempt to leave.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Sort of. He occasionally goes off on very strange tangents.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: The whole reason White Album Gently Weeps exists.
- An Ice Person: His Stand takes the form of ice armor around his body, and he can rapidly lower temperature in an area to create ice and trap his opponents.
- An Ice Suit: Literally, as described above. Additionally, the interior of the armor is insulated like an igloo, since his Stand powers don't actually include resistance to cold.
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Ice Skates Good
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Mista tricks him into using White Album Gently Weeps when, unbeknownst to Ghiaccio, there's a broken tree right behind him. Newton's Second Law throws him throat-first onto it.
- Meaningful Name: Surprise surprise, his name means "ice" in Italian.
- Nerd Glasses
Risotto Nero (Stand: Metallica)
The leader of La Squadra with emotions like stone, Risotto is the only assassin of the group that doesn't take on Giorno, mostly due to finding a different opponent in Doppio. He's serious and intelligent but doesn't concern himself with common people, but upon realizing Doppio was a Stand user, he engaged in a battle and very nearly won. Though, despite never attacking Giorno, Aerosmith's automatic functions had him killed.
Metallica is a colony of white or grey beings shaped like pillows with stitches and hollow eyes living inside Nero. It manipulates iron and magnetism and can form objects within his or victim's bodies as long as they're 100% iron (like needles, razor blades, and scissors). It also can bounce light away from Nero's body, giving him complete invisibility.
- Artistic License – Biology: The human body contains around 3 gram of iron, not enough for even one razor, let alone a pair of scissors.
- Badass: Took on Doppio, and by extension the boss, and was actually doing incredibly well despite it all until Aerosmith came in. Hell, even if he didn't kill Doppio, by the time Aerosmith came in, Doppio had lost a lot of blood and the only wound Nero had was a lost foot - Diavolo even admits that he wouldn't have been able to use the full extent of King Crimson because of the lost blood and iron.
- The Cameo: In a very sad sense. Despite there being now three occasions where he could of appeared, Nero has never been an opponent. However, his model can be found in Golden Whirlwind and Metallica is the loading screen icon used in both PS3/PS4 games.
- Taking You with Me: Attemps this with Doppio, but unfortunately fails.
- The Leader: Of the Squadra.
- Bloody Murder: Although in this case, he's using his opponent's blood as a weapon.
- Body Horror: This guy has the ability to transform the iron in a person's bloodstream into any kind of sharp metal objects he pleases, while the iron is still inside the person's body. Hence the memorable scene where he makes Doppio cough up a handful of razor blades, and then later on summoning needles all through-out Doppio's face and neck and having them rip themselves out.
- Edible Theme Naming / Meaningful Name: "Nero" means black, which matches his outfit and his sclerae. And like most of his team, he also has some kind of food in his name. All together, it's "rice in cuttlefish ink". This is also a Call Back to Part 2, as Joseph was surprised to learn that noodles in squid ink, "nero di seppia", is an actual dish.
- Extra Ore Dinary
- Fighting Spirit/Weirdness Magnet
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Risotto was actually defeating The Big Bad until he got shot by accident by Aerosmith.
- Uh-Oh Eyes
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Killed the guy who murdered his brother in his backstory.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He does have a jacket, but it's never buttoned and he doesn't wear a shirt under it.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Though to be fair, he was aware he just lost every single man working under him.
Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum)
See part 3
Koichi Hirose (Stand: Echoes)
See part 4
Jean-Pierre Polnareff (Stand: Silver Chariot / Silver Chariot Requiem)
See part 3
Voiced by: Fuminori Komatsu (TV anime), Hiroaki Hirata (All-Star Battle), Ken Yamaguchi (CD drama), Katsuji Mori (OVA), Tsutomu Tareki (Heritage for the Future video game), Akira Negishi (Vento Aureo video game)
Scolippi (Stand: Rolling Stone)
- Blessed with Suck: His Stand shows him how people who get close to him die. If they touch it, it kills them (peacefully). There's nothing he can do but try to warn people, and as an automatic Stand it moves on its own, no matter his wishes.
- Edible Theme Naming: his name is a distortion of "Scaloppine" (small scallops, thinly sliced meat).
- Messianic Archetype: Starts with a crown of thorns and gets stigmata over the course of his story. This combines with his general demeanor.
- You Can't Fight Fate: Played straight and averted. Rolling Stone automatically manifests near those it senses will die soon, and even gradually takes the form of what their pose will be at death. However, if the one sensed touches it, it will give them another, less futile way to die.
- Weirdness Magnet