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Josuke Higashikata (Stand: Crazy Diamond)
Played by: Kento Yamazaki (live-action film)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", from the album Wish You Were Here.
- Absurdly Youthful Father: An uncle variant. He's actually twelve years younger than his nephew Jotaro.
- Absurd Phobia: Afraid of turtles and reptiles in general.
- Adaptational Jerkass: A lot ruder, snarky and aloof in the Live-Action Adaptation, as he is a lot more distant towards people. though he still is a nice guy the majority of the time.
- Adorkable: Much like his father in his younger days, he's a big dork.
- And I Must Scream: Josuke doesn't kill his opponents, but what he does to enemies he doesn't befriend is often far worse than death.
- Anime Hair: His epic pompadour. Whenever its insulted in the manga, it spikes upwards, but in the anime, not so much.
- Apologizes a Lot: Part of his Establishing Character Moment involves apologizing for how he's dressed to a bunch of thugs, and then he apologizes for how his presence in the Joestar family (and the affair that resulted in his existing) has caused a lot of uproar in the family.
- Badass Baritone: He has a rather deep voice in All-Star Battle, but it's noticeably softer in the anime.
- Badass Family: With his "nephew" Jotaro and his father Joseph. He's also a paternal descendant of Jonathan Joestar through Joseph.
- Bash Brothers: With Koichi and Okuyasu.
- Berserk Button: Never make fun of his hair, unless you want your face to literally be rearranged. It's pretty telling that the only person to do so (though it was not on purpose) and avoid this fate is Jotaro.
- The Berserker: His Berserk Button gets to the point of Josuke being driven literally blind with rage, preventing Heaven's Door from affecting him.
- 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: Half-Japanese, half-British.
- Catchphrase: Has a tendency to say 'GREAT'. Also, just like his dad, he says so in Engrish.
- Celibate Hero: He does not flirt relentlessly and is not perverted like Joseph, but when the girls near him express interest in him, he is flattered and was shown in the first episode to get along quite well with his female classmates and admirers. While he does express interest in women, it is not his main priority.
- Chick Magnet: He is very popular with the girls. Kind of the in-between of Jotaro and Joseph when it comes to interacting with them; won't blow them off like Jotaro, won't actively flirt with them like Joseph.
- Composite Character: Josuke borrows from each previous protagonist.
- Jonathan: Kind, generous spirit, which resulted in a few villains pulling a Heel–Face Turn and becoming his allies (Speedwagon, Okuyasu).
- Joseph: Passionate and driven.
- Jotaro: Cool under pressure; with similar stands.
- Polnareff: Fun-loving and defensive of his hairstyle. There are echoes of Chariot's aesthetic in Crazy Diamond, with spiked shoulders and the light blue parts of the latter's body resembling plated armor and a helmet.
- 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...
- 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. Such as fixing dried blood on a piece of glass so that it would boomerang to a blood stain on his opponent's shirt.
- Custom Uniform: He is seen always with his school uniforms customized with Bling symbols.
- Defeat Means Friendship: To a ridiculous extent. Almost everyone he faces ends up becoming his ally.
- Distressed Dude: He was actually caught by Terunosuke Miyamoto, along with Koichi and his mother, and was rescued by Yuya Fungami.
- Dub Name Change: The English release of All Star Battle and the Crunchyroll subs rename his Stand to "Shining Diamond" to avoid copyright problems with Pink Floyd (The reference is still there but more subtle).
- Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Par the course for a Jojo, but Josuke in particular undergoes an especially noticeable shift in character design within his own part as he goes from looking like Jotaro with a pompadour in the early chapters of Part 4 to later slimming down, shrinking a bit and taking on softer facial features. This is likely symptomatic of Araki's art design as a whole shifting away from musclebound beefcakes to smaller and more lithe characters over the course of Part 4. To wit, Josuke's design at the beginning of the Part 4 on the left, and at the end of Part 4 on the right◊. The anime and games took a middle ground and mix-and-match traits from both designs.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: If you buy the theory that the universe reset didn't kill anybody, then Josuke's one of the few JoJos to survive beyond their part, with only Joseph and Giorno falling into this category as well, if we don't count Joseph's "death" in Stardust Crusaders and Josuke getting killed by Bites the Dust.
- Establishing Character Moment
- His first example of his Beware the Nice Ones personality comes after a bunch of seniors give him shit over how he's dressed, for which he immediately apologizes. However, after one of them talks shit about his hair and gravely injures an innocent turtle, he proceeds to let Crazy Diamond literally rearrange his face (specifically, his nose) before healing the turtle and carrying it back to its pond (and given that he's really afraid of turtles, this took some gumption on his part).
- His first real character moment that shows his Honor Before Reason comes when he vehemently apologizes to Jotaro for how his presence in the Joestar family tree (and the affair that caused it) has thrown the family into disarray, and he refutes Jotaro's offer of one third of Joseph's inheritance money on the grounds that he and his mom are doing just fine without it.
- Also, the moment when he helps an old, senile Joseph walk, rather than, as Okuyasu suggests, and as the audience was likely expecting him to, fix Joseph's cane with Crazy Diamond.
- Face of a Thug: Before Araki changed 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 very scared of him before they became friends. This doesn't reflect his (normally) goofy and friendly personality though.
- 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. However, this is the only time Josuke acts this way, and only because he was under the, mostly correct, impression that Joseph was senile.
- 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. He can't use it on himself though.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: In terms of secondary abilities among stands, Crazy Diamond's healing is seemingly one of the weakest of any main protagonist, especially given the significant limitations placed on it. However, Josuke is able to make extensive and creative use of Crazy Diamond, turning it into one of the strongest abilities in the series.
- Heroic Bastard: Joseph's illegitimate son. Joseph was sixty-five at the time, meaning Josuke is actually younger than his nephew, Jotaro.
- Heroic Build: Josuke used to look quite be well-built, then Art Evolution kicked in and Josuke was memorialized for having a far leaner physique◊. It balances out in the anime.
- 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.
- Hunk: Before Araki's Art Evolution kicked in, Josuke was drawn nearly as tall and as muscular as Jotaro.
- Ill Boy: Was this as a child. Due to DIO's body being originally Jonathon's, DIO's death in Part 3 triggered the manifestation of Crazy Diamond, making Josuke fall ill with a deathly fever that wasn't unlike Holly's Stand-induced illness. However, Tomoko managed to save Josuke in time, thanks to a pompadoured stranger who helped the mother and son travel through the snow.
- In-Series Nickname: JoJo, though as is the case with every protagonist after Part 2, it isn't used much.
- Japanese Delinquents: 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.
- Left the Background Music On: The anime's ED has him lip-synching and posing along to Savage Garden.
- Like Father, Like Son:
- He got his passionate drive, cunning, and goofiness from his father, Joseph, and can get really fired up when angered like he does.
- He got his kind heart from his paternal great-grandfather, Jonathon, which reflects in his Stand abilities.
- Loophole Abuse: When Josuke confronted Yuya in his hospital room, who used his Stand Highway Star to attempt to kill him, Yuya tried to play on Josuke's sense of honor about how low it is to attack a person who is heavily injured in bed and can't even move. Josuke admits that he couldn't bring himself to do something like that even on a scumbag like him since that would be unsportsmanlike. Yuya thought he has won, but then Josuke uses Crazy Diamond to heal his body before casually mentioning now that he's all healed, fighting him now is no longer considered cheating. Cue Oh, Crap! moment by Yuya a moment before Josuke unleashes a brutal ass-kicking.
- My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Formally introduces himself and his Stand, Crazy Diamond, to Yuya before beating him up at the end of the Highway Star arc.
- Necessary Drawback: His Stand ability is one of the most powerful in the series thanks to how he uses it, but it does come with some limitations. Firstly, he can't use it on himself since he would be Nigh Invulnerable otherwise. Secondly, while he can mend grievous injury, he cannot bring back the dead, meaning if he's not fast enough then the person stays dead.
- Nice Guy: He is one of the nicer JoJos in the series, second only to Jonathan. Josuke's primary trait is his overall kindness, reflected in his Stand which repairs and heals. Upon meeting someone in not particularly antagonistic circumstances, Josuke will generally be polite and friendly.
- No-Self Buffs: To prevent him from becoming Nigh Invulnerable, Josuke is incapable of using Crazy Diamond's healing powers on himself.
- Not So Different: Despite being a Contrasting Sequel Main Character, 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.
- Odd Name Out: The "JoJo" Theme Naming isn't as obvious in Josuke's name as it is in the others.
- Perpetual Poverty: Due to a mixture of reckless spending on frivolous luxuries and his mother taking away access to whatever large quantities of money he comes across to prevent said reckless spending, Josuke is less poor and more barred from spending as much cash as he'd like. Even Araki commented on how it's kind of inappropriate for a teenager to have access to over a million yen. It's a stark contrast to Okuyasu, who frugally saves the lottery money and uses his saved money to treat his father and Gatta to an outing at a cafe in the epilogue.
- 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.
- Please Wake Up: After Okuyasu is mortally injured by Bites the Dust in the final battle with Kira, Josuke tearfully screams at his dying friend to wake up.
- Pop-Cultural Osmosis Failure: Josuke doesn't get any reference to pop-culture apart from the most famous one like Mickey, but Superman is beyond his knowledge.
- 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.
- Required Secondary Powers:
- Crazy Diamond's ability to repair/reform anything has a secondary ability to make those pieces levitate so they may get into position. This has been useful to him a number of times, he's able to recall a motorcycle back to himself by only holding a piece he tore off, and when Shigechi tries to drop him and Okuyasu from a building, Josuke repairs the pipe that went out from underneath them, and he and Okuyasu easily stand on it to float back up.
- The things Crazy Diamond repairs or heals come back together the way they're supposed to, i.e. the broken fragments will seek each other out automatically to right themselves. Josuke later uses this on a severed hand to send it back to its owner so they could follow it and track him down. He later manages to weaponize this by smearing some of Yoshikage Kira's blood on broken shards of glass then "healing" the blood, making the glass act like very sharp homing missiles.
- Spanner in the Works: Of a sort. 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 and Joseph.
- 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. The baby inside said carriage was so amazed by Josuke's feat that it stops crying!
- Overlaps with a significant amount of Loophole Abuse; Josuke often gets around Crazy Diamond's short physical range with creative long range attacks. During the finale, he's even able to use his own dried blood on shards of glass as homing projectiles.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: Hearts and Peace symbols, which represent his kind and caring nature (Berserk Button and nasty temper aside).
- Tears of Joy: He cries these when Okuyasu suddenly appears, apparently recovered and alive, to save him from Killer Queen's bombs, despite Josuke witnessing his death prior. Even as Josuke looks angry and berates his friend, his tears and huge grin show that he's really happy to learn that Okuyasu was alive after all.
- Theme Naming: Crazy Diamond's name becomes more apropos in the live action film, as its body now looks to be made out of a spectral, crystalline substance.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: Notable for being one of two JoJos with a really low body count. He even went to great lengths to save the life of some of his foes.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: 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 Father: He eventually gets to punish Angelo for what the latter did to his maternal grandfather.
- 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 defense, 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.
- Your Size May Vary: Given the Art Evolution away from giant musclebound men that occurred during Diamond is Unbreakable, it's very easy to forget that Josuke is supposed to be almost as big as Jotaro. By the end of his time in the manga, he's drawn roughly the same size as Giorno, while the anime and games consistently depict him as somewhere in between.
- Zany Scheme: He managed to pull a couple of ingenious and successful money-making ploys... but not without incidents.
Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum: The World)Josuke's nephew (yes, really!). See Jotaro Kujo
Koichi Hirose (Stand: Echoes)
Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (TV anime), Romi Park (All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven), Rio Natsuki (Vento Aureo video game)
Played by: Ryunosuke Kamiki (live-action movie)A schoolmate of Josuke's. He led a perfectly normal, boring life until he was pierced by the Stand Arrow. While he was too weak for it to work and was fatally wounded, Josuke healed him with Crazy Diamond, allowing him to eventually use the Stand granted to him by the Arrow.Koichi uses a sound-based Stand named Echoes which comes in several "Acts", each with a different power set. He can only use one version of Echoes at a time, but can freely switch between them.Echoes is named after the Pink Floyd song "Echoes", from the album Meddle.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the manga, he is blonde, in All Star-Battle his hair is light-blue, in the anime it's grey, and in the live-action movie it's a regular black. His uniform also changes in color from purple to blue to green depending on the adaptation.
- Amazon Chaser: Koichi ultimately falls in love with Yukako due to her forceful personality.
- 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: He's cute and rather short for his age, but you still don't want to mess with him.
- Batman Gambit: He pulls one on Kira during his first fight with him by secretly grabbing Kira's wallet and looking at his driver's ID card so he could learn Kira's real name. Kira was so enraged that he deals the boy a mortal blow, but Koichi has made it so that even if he is successfully killed, Kira will always be haunted by the fact that a mere kid managed to uncover his identity.
- 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.
- Big Brother Instinct: Inverted; he attacks, and eventually defeats Tamami after the latter targets Koichi's mother and older sister with The Lock.
- Character Development:
- He starts off as a weak and shy youth, but as the series progresses, he began to be more confident and eventually gains the respect of Jotaro Kujo. And while he still had enough heart to save Yukako from falling off a cliff and getting impaled during their fight, he makes it clear to her that he won't tolerate her aggressive advances anymore... which of course makes Yukako fall in love with him even more and even provokes slight Character Development. His Stand's different appearances symbolizes his change, discarding the shell of its former body every time it transforms.
- Further more, his theme from All-Star Battle, "Does that mean I got stronger again?!", mixes the gentle piano and violin that represent his meekness, with the aggressive electric guitar/bass and techno elements that represent his newfound ability to fight back. The result is a triumphant melody that tells the story of his greatest achievements in music form.
- Covert Pervert: Cares very much for Reimi because of the murder mystery, but can't help but blush when Rohan talks about her breasts, and when she first got her period.
- Cowardly Lion: Heaven's Door describes him as cowardly but courageous when push come to shove.
- Death Glare: The first indication of when he is going to get serious.
- Defiant to the End: A non lethal example. He was ready to die and clearly said to Kira that he sucked with a smug grin on his face:"Your stupidity is totally exposed! I'll be waiting for you in Hell!"
- Distressed Dude: Early in the story, Yukako kidnaps him in attempt to help him study for school. Then one more time by Terunosuke.
- Dub Name Change: As with Crazy Diamond becoming Shining Diamond, Echoes became Reverb in the Videogames and Crunchyroll subtitles order to keep Pink Floyd from suing.
- Evolution Power-Up: His Echoes evolves twice (plus when it hatches from its egg), gaining a new, more powerful, form each time.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: His hair follows his Character Development. During his confrontation with Tamami, it gains the tendency to rise into spikes when he is excited. Towards the end of his confrontation with Yukako he suddenly cuts his hair, producing a flat-top, which spontaneously grows out again into spikes during his battle with Yoshikage Kira.
- 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 from Dragon Ball, especially when his hair becomes spiky when he is excited.
- Go Out with a Smile: Averted since he doesn't actually die, but he's got a small grin on his face after Killer Queen punches a hole in him.
- Gravity Master: The Echoes 3 Freeze ability of Act 3 makes a target incredibly heavy, to the point that it's difficult for anything under its effects to move. This ended up saving the day in the final battle against Yoshikage Kira, as Echoes' 3 Freeze kept Kira from using Bites the Dust, giving Jotaro enough time to get in range to freeze time and pummel Kira.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Echoes's power to attach a sound to a person may be easy to dismiss in a fight, but in its first appearance ever, it defeated Tamami 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. This is implied to be because Koichi should've been killed by the Arrow, but was revived by Josuke.
- Magnetic Hero: Several characters praise Koichi's virtuousness and state their pride at his friendship, including Josuke Higashikata, Rohan Kishibe, and Jotaro Kujo. Others tentatively brought from deficit into moral equilibrium by his influence include Toshikazu Hazamada, Tamami Kobayashi, and Yukako Yamagishi; the latter who is his eventual girlfriend.
- Mr. Fanservice: For the audience and the actual characters in the show. He's the only one to get a girlfriend at the end of Diamond is Unbreakable and is the first one to be shown only in his boxers. It's also shown that's he's quite buff despite his size.
- 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. However, it can only plant one sound at a time, forcing Echoes to put the previous one away before capping its pen to write another one.
- Act 3 has Act 2's sound powers along with the ability to generate a gravity well under anything it punches for as long as the target remains within five meters of Koichi. Like Act 2, this ability is limited by the fact that it can only hold one thing down at a time. It's the strongest form. It is also sentient separate from Koichi, unique from all other Stands so far.
- 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.
- No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Koichi clearly finds Yukako an attractive woman, but is terrified of her Yandere and Clingy Jealous Girl traits. Once she dials it down a notch, he starts to return her feelings.
- Odd Friendship: With Rohan. While Koichi is often perturbed by Rohan's near-obsessive behavior over him, he also has attempted to help Rohan in return.
- Official Couple: He ends up being Yukako's boyfriend.
- Older Than They Look: He starts out at 16 years old, but one could easily mistake him for an elementary school student in a high school uniform due to his short height. The live-action film rectifies this by casting an appropriately-aged teenager as Koichi.
- Ordinary High-School Student: At first. Then he gets shot by the Arrow and revived by Josuke...
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Josuke and Okuyasu's Manly Men.
- Shameless Fanservice Guy: Downplayed example. He doesn't mind being half naked around his family but he usually keeps his clothes on.
- Shirtless Scene: Gets one in Episode 14 around the end. He's the only one to get this treatment.
- Shout-Out: Echoes Act 1 and 2 bears similarities to the Dragon Ball villain Cell, in that both take three forms, with the first two forms having a long tail and the second and third having progressively more humanoid shapes. Act 3 may also be likened to the villain Frieza.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Echoes Act 3 is very foul-mouthed, even in the Japanese original. For instance:Act 3: [While using 3 Freeze] Act 3, 3 Freeze! He's now within the five meter radius! S-H-I-T!
- Supporting Protagonist: Josuke is the main character and does most of the heavy lifting during Part 4's fights, but Koichi has a more pronounced character arc and is one of the most frequently present characters in Part 4, to the point where he's the first Part 4 character we see. He even has a cameo at the start of Part 5 and helps Jotaro land the final blow on Kira.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The tiny guy to Yukako's huge girl.
- Tiny Schoolboy: He's a first-year high school student like Josuke and Okuyasu, but he's a great deal shorter than his friends are.
- 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. Act 2 takes this a step further by turning the sound effects into what would have generated them. For instance, planting a "crackle, crackle" sound can generate fire where it was written, while writing "boing" will make the affected object soft, bouncy, and malleable like rubber.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair in All Star-Battle.
Okuyasu Nijimura (Stand: The Hand)
Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (TV anime, All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven)
Played by: Mackenyu (live-action movie)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.Okuyasu's Stand, The Hand, is named after The Band.
- Adaptational Badass: In the original manga, Josuke caused Okuyasu to get knocked out by his stand pretty much immediately after Okuyasu explained his stand. In the anime, he gets several hits in on Josuke before this happens.
- 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.
- Badass Baritone: Normally, Okuyasu's voice is quite deep, rough, and scratchy, except when he's excited or in high-stress situations, where his voice starts turning into a high-pitched, scratchy squeal.
- Bash Brothers: He develop a strong brother-relationship with Josuke.
- Big Damn Heroes: Despite receiving fatal injuries from Killer Queen, Okuyasu receives an epiphany after a spiritual meeting with Keicho's spirit and wills himself to life, just in time to go saving Josuke from being blown up, too. Josuke, who had witnessed Okuyasu die in front of him prior, was so happy upon seeing him that he berates his friend while tearfully grinning at the same time.
- Butt-Monkey: Like Polnareff and Narancia, he is usually the first person to get subjected to enemy Stands. Unlike Narancia, he survives what should have been a fatal explosion from Killer Queen.
- 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. They also both join the hero's side when their respective JoJo tells them, "I don't know why I saved your life." Kakyoin accepts this and doesn't press Jotaro for an elaboration, while Okuyasu does, and gets the response, "Because you didn't have to die." Most notably, both of them have their sides destroyed during the final battle, but Okuyasu manages to survive the ordeal. The anime also adds a scene where Okuyasu comments on how hot Josuke's mom is, just like Kakyoin did with Holly.
- Custom Uniform: Like Josuke, he is seen always with his school uniforms customized.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He lost his mother at a young age, and had to deal with his father becoming an abusive monster and later, a minion of DIO. Then said father mutated into a literal monster upon DIO's death provoking Keicho into stealing the Stand Arrow and making everyone he could find a Stand user just to give his father a Mercy Kill, during which Keicho became condescending towards his little brother and belittled Okuyasu constantly. Though it's debated, it's no wonder Okuyasu sees himself as stupid...
- Defeat Means Friendship: Expect to see this a lot where Josuke is concerned.
- Dumb Muscle: Has the strongest Stand compared to the other Part 4 protagonists, but has pitifully low intelligence. 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.
- Okuyasu 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. Both Polnareff and Okuyasu also have a sibling of theirs brutally murdered by a villainous Stand user.
- Okuyasu is also very similar to Kazuma Kuwabara. Both are also impulsive and a bit dim, yet determined and loyal to the main protagonists, who both have pompadours (Josuke, Yusuke). Both started off as people who antagonize the main protagonists, but over time they became friends. Okuyasu also comes from a broken family whose only children are him and his older sibling, much like Kuwabara was. Despite their low intelligence, both possess powerful abilities - The Hand's distance-erasing ability has a lot of deadly potential, while the psychic Kuwabara develops the Dimension Sword, which can also teleport people and objects with just one swipe between dimensions. Finally, both are cat lovers, with Kuwabara owning a cat in the beginning while Okuyasu rescues and tames Gatta/Stray Cat, who had been used as an attack animal by Kira in the climatic battle.
- 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.
- Flash Step: He can perform a version of this by using The Hand's power to "scrape away space", which then causes him to get pulled forwards by the air rushing to fill the now-vacant space; this is explicitly referred to as "instant movement" ("shunkan idou"). This trick also works in reverse, letting Okuyasu pull people or objects towards him while staying in place.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish to Keicho's responsible.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Josuke. They are almost always seen hanging out together.
- Hidden Depths:
- During the Shigechi's Harvest arc, Okuyasu ends up striking a balance between Josuke's "spend everything at once" mentality and Shigechi's stinginess; he's greedy like them, but more frugal. It was Okuyasu who had the patience to look through the lottery tickets when the other two were fine with throwing them away, and when all was said and done, Okuyasu opts to put his money in savings rather than go on a spending spree. This was foreshadowed by the money symbols and the word "BILLION" sported on his custom-made school uniform.
- In the manga, Koichi mentioned that Okuyasu's saved up enough money to last him five or six years to both support himself and his father.
- The climatic battle reveals that Okuyasu is good at handling animals as he was able to rescue and tame Gatta/Stray Cat, who had been used by Kira to provide Killer Queen some air bubbles for attacks. After that, Gatta/Stray Cat acted like a normal house cat.
- It's hinted that constant reliance on Keicho to care for him in the past, combined with enduring his older brother's belittling, has left Okuyasu relying on others to make decisions he can't make, preferring not to do it himself. He grows out of this in the final battle through Character Development; after he was put near death by Killer Queen's attacks, he meets Keicho's spirit, who asked him where he wanted to go. Okuyasu ultimately decided for himself and chose to save Josuke.
- 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.
- Hot-Blooded: Fitting his idiotic personality, Okuyasu tends to act first before thinking.
- Idiot Hero: And well aware of it. Notice that he tends to attach himself to people who actually think before they act.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: He and his father adopt Gatta/Stray Cat after Kira's death. Even during the final battle, he is able to calm down the otherwise violent animal-turned-plant quite quickly in order to neutralize him as a threat upon grabbing him in his hand. It's telling when Gatta/Stray Cat doesn't attack any more people after that.
- The Lancer: Shares this with Koichi 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.
- One of the most dramatic examples of the power of The Hand comes during the final fight against Kira. After Kira loses the element of surprise, Okuyasu is able to completely No-Sell Kira's air bombs.
- The Anime sound effect for The Hand erasing things is either the same as, or very similar to, The World's time stop. That probably says something about The Hand's power.
- Likes Older Women: In a callback to Kakyoin from Part 3, he stated that both Josuke's mom and Shigechi's mom are hot.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: With two notable examples:
- First time when he defeat Red Hot Chili Pepper, but it tricked by him in attack creating an hole near to an electric cable, recharging him and nearly taking his life.
- Another occasion when he was tricked yet again by Yoshihiro Kira, Yoshikage's father, into releasing him, who had been trapped by Jotaro earlier, allowing him to escape with the Arrow.
- Non-Uniform Uniform: His school uniform is made quite distinct by the giant dollar sign lapel in front and the "BILLION" printed on the sleeve.
- No-Sell: Thanks to the Hand's erasing abilities, he's able to neutralize Killer Queen's explosives.
- Not Quite Dead: In the final battle, Okuyasu comes back from getting a large chunk of his abdomen blown to smithereens. Just in time to save Josuke, too!
- Out of Focus: After the defeat of Akira, Okuyasu gets less screentime than Josuke, Koichi and even Rohan. He has never won a single fight alone and all his appearances are to support Josuke.
- Personality Powers: The Hand has the ability to erase anything it swipes at, including the distance between people, which reflects Okuyasu's desire to solve problems quickly without thinking about them too much.
- 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 Palms: With a single swipe (or more) from his Stand's arms, Okuyasu can make things "disappear" - either objects or distance. There's a reason his Stand is called The Hand, after all.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Josuke's Blue.
- Simpleminded Wisdom:
- When Okuyasu has to determine which of two SPW workers is really Akira, his solution is to punch both of them because he doesn't have time to figure it out. Luckily for the real SPW worker, he gets it right on the first try.
- It takes Okuyasu a bit of prompting to warm up to the various dishes at Antonio's restaurant and how best to eat them (i.e. eating the cheese and tomatoes together, trusting the spiciness of the pasta to be a non-issue once eaten properly) but once he does, he's describing his culinary experiences in a level of detail fit for a professional gourmand.
- Spanner in the Works: Serves as one in the climatic battle against Kira. After making a surprise Big Damn Heroes entrance to save Josuke, Okuyasu uses The Hand to "swipe" Stray Cat away from Killer Queen's body, and tames the cat plant until it becomes docile. After that, things just start going a steep slope down for Kira.
- Took a Level in Badass: Yes, it's even possible with a Stand that's as broken as The Hand. In his first fight, he ends up KO'ing himself due to the ignorance of his Stand's teleportation physics. In his last fight, he teleports Josuke out of the way of a lethal blow, and completely neutralizes Stray Cat's threat in the span of a few seconds.
- Unskilled, but Strong: The Hand is one of the most terrifyingly powerful Stands in the series due to its ability to erase anything it swipes with its right hand. If Okuyasu used it correctly, he could potentially beat nearly any Stand user in the series simply by erasing the space between himself and his foe before using another swipe to erase his opponent. Unfortunately for Okuyasu (and luckily for the plot), he's far too slow-witted to properly make use of his abilities much of the time.
- The Worf Effect: Despite being billed as a terrifyingly powerful stand, The Hand almost never gets a chance to show it. The enemy is either often too quick to be caught, or their own Stand powers just bypasses and neutralizes Okuyasu entirely.
- Younger Than They Look: Looks even less of a teenager than Josuke despite being the same age as him.
- You Will Not Evade Me: The Hand's power can be used to "erase" the space between himself and his opponent, allowing him to pull Josuke towards him whenever he tried to keep his distance.
Rohan Kishibe (Stand: Heaven's Door)
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, Rohan at the Louvre and Kishibe Rohan Meets Gucci.His stand, Heaven's Door, is named after the song "Knockin on Heaven's Door", by Bob Dylan.
- 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: Averted with the jagged bit, which is actually a headband. His actual hair counts as well, resembling a paintbrush which is fitting due to his profession.
- Asshole Victim: How Josuke justifies trying to scam him out of money.
- 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: After his introduction in the story, he became a sort of "bonus" protagonist. Very popular among the fans, he is also the main protagonist in several Spinoff stories such as the "Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe" one-shots.
- 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, Rohan being unaffected by Made in Heaven 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Distressed Dude: In the Highway Star arc, he falls into the respective Stand's trap in a tunnel and Josuke has to hunt down the user to save him.
- 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.
- Freudian Excuse: His proclivities toward the horror genre, mystery-solving, and general unpleasantness can all be traced back to a very repressed and very traumatic childhood experience involving a serial killer attacking his home when he was a child and murdering his babysitter.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: While they do appreciate his contributions to the investigation, 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.
- Though by the time of the Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe spinoffs, he and Josuke seem to be on better terms.
- 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.
- Good Is Not Nice: Sure he's a jerk but he's more or less on the side of good, he may have used people for their stories, but he is one of the most proactive characters searching for Kira.
- 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.
- Hey, You!: In the D.N.A. one-shot, Rohan meets Yukako Yamagishi but genuinely doesn't remember her name, so he addresses her with "you" for a time before asking for her name, which irritates her.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He tends to cover up his true feelings with his arrogance, although he is not without his sincere moments, as seen when bidding farewell to the ghost of Reimi Sugimoto.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Rohan's expressed desire not to be bothered hides his true wish to experience an extraordinary adventure.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Outside of Koichi the only person he seems to be friendly with is the elderly Joseph. The two have a number of friendly talks and Joseph seems curious about Rohan's manga.
- It's All About Me: And he's right to a degree. Just not in the manner he expected or wanted.
- 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 to start his murdering spree. 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.
- Jerkass: He's nice enough to his fans at first glance, but once you get to know him, Rohan is really not that nice of a guy. He's constantly looking down on others, and wants nothing to do with anyone that doesn't help him further his work. Said furthering work can even involve forcing people against their will to be used as resources for inspiration for his manga. Even beyond his obsession with his work, Rohan is obsessed with winning and never lowering his guard. He's a stubborn, prideful individual that rarely has time for kindness.
- Kryptonite Is Everywhere: After learning to draw Heaven's Door in midair, his power basically amounts to "if you can see him and he knows you're there, he wins." Because of this, every opponent he goes up against after his Heel–Face Turn is either immune to Heaven's Door or has some way to negate it, at which he then either has to find a cleverer way to defeat it or gets his ass handed to him.
- Lack of Empathy: Caused by a combination of his inborn eccentricity and his pride in his skills as an artist, 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. 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.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Spends the majority of his introduction mind probing others against their will only to pummeled by Josuke as a result of abusing Koichi's knowledge about his friend's red buttons.
- 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.
- Mind Probe: The power of his Stand, Heaven's Door. Learning people's deepest secrets and giving them unbreakable mental commands are just the beginning.
- 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.
- Mr. Fanservice: Especially after Art Evolution kicks in and makes him significantly more handsomer compared to his debut appearance. Not to mention Rohan has an Unlimited Wardrobe and is almost always wearing clothes that bares his navel.
- Most Writers Are Writers: Obviously shares the same profession as Araki and is one of the main characters in Part 4 and the protagonist of several spin-offs.
- Mundane Made Awesome: He has, without a doubt, the MOST EPIC drawing skills EVER.
- Muse Abuse: Type B; He's both incredibly talented and desperate for his work to be read. To suit this he uses Heaven's Door to turn anyone with life experiences interesting to him into a muse, one he can control and at risk of dying from all the pages of their life he tears out. When Hazamada vomits in disgust at how far he goes for a story he immediately becomes fascinated and tries to draw it. Even after getting beaten half to death by Josuke he still seeks a pen and paper to write down the experience on.
- 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 Eye in Magic: His Heaven's Door works on eye contact with his works, so closing your eyes is a simple but effective strategy. Barring that, being incapable of comprehending it such as being in a literal blind rage is effective in a pinch, as demonstrated by Josuke.
- No Sense of Personal Space: If one seems interesting enough to him, he will try to literally read them like a book.
- Odd Friendship: With Koichi Hirose. He is the one person Rohan does consider his friend.
- One-Liner: From the Highway Star arc:"However, I refuse."
- Otaku: Unsurprisingly, for a manga artist. In order to afford to buy the mountain range, he had to sell his copies of Rurouni Kenshin and his Sailor Moon figures.
- 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 with some tendency to make creepy expressions. After Araki's drastic style change in the middle of the story, he becomes one of the most well-known Bishonens of Part 4.
- Psychic-Assisted Suicide: Heaven's Door is fully capable of inflicting this on others. He threatens to force Okuyasu Nijimura to burn himself to death with a lighter in order to force Josuke to face him head on, as opposed to running away and getting help.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Invoked In-Universe. Rohan is obsessed to gain every possible type of data from the real world for his research to make his work feel as "realistic" as possible.
- Its also another point to bring up in the whole Author Avatar thing. In the author's note section of volume 35, Araki 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. A side note states that if someone tries to visit him, he'll usually pretend he's not home.
- 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 Josuke from the hands of the dead by writing "Josuke flies backwards at 70 KPH" in him. As of Rohan au Louvre, he can even use the ability on himself.
- It's offhandedly mentioned that He also used it to write "Fluent in Italian" in Part 5. That's right, he can bestow actual knowledge even if neither he or the recipient know it already.
- Rummage Sale Reject: Seriously, try to find one scene where he's wearing anything resembling normal clothes. Good luck.
- 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.
- Sense Freak: Once cut open a spider and licked it so he can draw it better.
- 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. Building upon this, he is particularly drawn to Koichi as the lad exhibits several laudable traits associated with the genre.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: One of his favorite things is to find someone who thinks they're hot shit offering things to lesser beings, and then say "No" straight to their faces.
- Sole Survivor: Of the murders in the Sugimoto household. A four-year-old Rohan was spending the night in Reimi's home with her and her dog Arnold, but they were attacked by Yoshikage Kira; Reimi's fast intervention saved Rohan's life, but she and Arnold were slain.
- Story-Breaker Power: Though not to the extent of characters in other parts, Rohan is absent or distracted during several critical fights in Part 4, because otherwise his Stand would easily tip the balance in favor of the heroes.
- Tempting Fate: When he uses Heaven's Door on Hayato Kawajiri, one of his pages doesn't have anything on it except for a warning not to read further. Heaven's Door is supposed to only reveal personal information, so something like this makes absolutely no sense. Rohan continues reading anyway and gets killed by Bites the Dust.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Is almost never seen wearing the same outfit, as each new arc has him wear an entirely different outfit, or in some cases, as shown in the anime, a Palette Swap of another.
- Weirdness Magnet: And not limited to people with Stands.
- Would Hurt a Child: He punches Ken when he become too annoying with his challenge to Rock-Paper-Scissors. Unfortunately a punch count as rock.
- 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: Sayuri Hara (TV anime), 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.
- Adaptational Dye Job: While she was a brunette in the manga, her hair is pink in the anime.
- Big, Friendly Dog: Her ghostly sidekick, Arnold. He has cut open throat too!
- 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 introduces her story and the Big Bad to the main characters.
- But Now I Must Go: At the end of the part, after Kira is finally defeated, Reimi and Arnold ascend to heaven.
- Cool Big Sis: Was this to Rohan when he was 4 years old.
- Cute Ghost Girl: She is a very cute girl and Okuyasu immediately note this when watch her photo.
- Curtains Match The Windows: Her hair and eye colors are both pink in the anime.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She pushed a toddler Rohan out of a window before Kira murdered her.
- Jacob Marley Apparel: Kira apparently leaves the same scar on everyone he kills, and the scar also appears on their ghosts.
- Mama Bear: To young!Rohan, whom she saved before being murdered.
- Meaningful Name: Aside from the Shout-Out below, "Rei" also means "spirit".
- Non-Protagonist Resolver: After Kira is killed by the ambulance he continues to exist as a spirit with his stand intact and intent on continuing his killing spree without anybody able to stop him. Reimi and her dog Arnold force him to turn around in the alley she resides in causing his stand and spirit to be destroyed. This gives them the honor of being the first characters in the series to defeat an arc Big Bad without being the main character.
- Nothing Is Scarier: When she shows a person her scar, the reader never sees 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: After her death, she choose to stay in the space in between Morioh and the afterlife until Kira is stopped from killing again.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She is very much a sweetie and the anime gave her pink hair.
- 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.
- Troll: Told her the tale of her death as a ghost story to screw with Rohan for mocking her nail polish. Besides the actual reason.
- Arch-Enemy: In some sense, Hayato is this to Kira more than Josuke (the main character) himself. Case in point: he found that he has replaced his father, defeats "Bites the Dust" by touching Okuyasu's body so he'll die instead of his friends like in the previous loops, tricking Kira in reveal his identity to Josuke, and assists Josuke during the last battle helping him when Kira use Okuyasu's body like a bomb.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: The manga makes it clear that despite Josuke's strength and own cleverness, Kira's defeat was partly due to Hayato's involvement. While Hayato cannot see stands or even fight Kira, Hayato was able to figure out that Kira cannot create multiple bombs and that Kira is not immune to their effects. Likewise Hayato was able to deduce that Kira trapped Okuyasu's body in hopes of killing Josuke, managing to stop Josuke before he touched Okuyasu's body.
- Back from the Dead: He attempts to blackmail Kira by revealing that he has further evidence that will be found by authorities in the case of his death, but his threats only anger Kira, who uses Killer Queen to dispatch him. Immediately after, Kira begins to panic and is spontaneously pierced by the Arrow. With his new ability, "Bites the Dust", he activates a time loop that restores Hayato to life.
- Badass Boast: When Kira is surrounded on all sides by Josuke and the others, Hayato declares that no matter how fate may be on his side, no matter how many opportunities may come his way, none of that can measure up to the heart of justice that they have brought to bear. This serves as the lynch pin for Kira's Villainous Breakdown.
- Badass Normal: Has no Stand power. Catches onto the villain first, escapes his elaborate trap, throws himself in harm's way in a determined attempt to make sure Kira gets what he deserves, and he's the only non stand user in the series that has ever managed to defeat a stand user (Stray Cat) until part 7, albeit non violently. As a kid in elementary school, he more than qualifies.
- Break the Cutie: A lot of crap happens to this poor boy, and boy oh boy, is it a long Trauma Conga Line.
- Creepy Child: Hayato is a quiet boy who spends most of his time in his bedroom. He rarely speaks to his parents, preferring to spy on them with electronic devices he has planted in their room. According to his mother, he has no close friends.
- Determinator: Despite being a young child, he has one of the most determined and persistent streaks of anyone in the series. During the finale, he even intentionally sets off one of Kira's bombs, having faith that Josuke would heal him before he could die of catastrophic blood loss.
- Kid Hero: One of the youngest heroes in the series and the most active out of the past child characters.
- Heroic Sacrifice: 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.
- Muggle: He has no Stand powers and knows nothing about Stands, but he is capable of seeing Kira's slayings with Bite the Dust due to being its carrier and understands that he has powers of some sort. The anime adaptation also makes him the first (and so far only) Non-User to see a Stand that doesn't have a corporeal form like Superfly when Bites The Dust sits on his chest as he's being flung back from the loop where Josuke, Jotaro, Okuyasu, and Koichi died.
- Papa Wolf: Inverted; 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.
- Trauma Conga Line: Hayato's father was killed, his face literally ripped off to provide a serial killer a cover to hide his identity with. His mother falls in love with said disguised serial killer, not knowing of the true nature of her "husband". When Hayato figures out the truth, Kira proceeds to turn him in a Stand-triggered bomb that will kill anyone who tries to investigate Kira; it also traps Hayato in a never-ending groundhog day loop for each time the bomb is triggered. The bomb's victims also happen to include his friends, aka the protagonists, and he is forced to watch as they are killed gruesomely in front of him. When he finally figures out how Bites The Dust works, he tries to kill himself twice - first with an Exacto knife (it fails, due to Bites the Dust keeping him alive), then by touching Okuyasu's mortally injured body so Bites the Dust will kill Hayato instead. And even though Kira was defeated, killed, and posthumously punished as a spirit, Hayato still wasn't satisfied with the resolution because it meant his father's killer basically got off scot-free for his crimes. In the epilogue, his mother foregoes eating dinner in favor of waiting for a husband and father who will never come back, causing Hayato to break down in tears and offers to wait with her, not wanting to break his mother's heart by telling her the ugly truth.
- Tyke Bomb: A literal one in that Kira uses him as a carrier of Bites the Dust to kill the rest of the cast.
- Weak, but Skilled: See Badass Normal. Despite being a little boy with no special abilities, he's able to figure out how Stands work (to a remarkably accurate extent) without any outside assistance, and with his observational and deductive skills is able to defeat a Stand (Stray Cat) without a Stand of his own, and even manages to use Stray Cat to land what would have been a killshot on Kira if it wasn't for Kira being insanely lucky. During the final battle he spends a lot of time acting as the brains while Josuke (and friends) does the actual fighting.
- Walking Spoiler: Of a sort. His role in the story is directly connected to the fact that his real dad has been killed and replaced by Yoshikage Kira.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Hayato is very observative and intelligent for a child his age. Lampshaded by Josuke.
- "You are really just a grade schooler?"
- Why Am I Ticking?: Hayato himself is unaffected, but him carrying Bites the Dust leads to the deaths of all the heroes, not that it sticks.
- You Killed My Father: While his opposition to Kira is predominantly about protecting his, still living, mother in the finale he reveals that part of his animosity stems from Kira killing his father, the real Kosaku, in order to impersonate him. Even after Kira's defeat and death, Hayato still wanted him punished for his father's murder so he could get proper closure.
Joseph Joestar (Stand: Hermit Purple)Josuke's father, who conceived him in an affair with Tomoko when she was in college. See Joseph Joestar.
Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (TV anime), Shizuka Ito (The Other Darrin due to Megumi Toyoguchi being on maternity leave)
Played by: Arisa Mizuki (live-action movie)Josuke's mother, who is deeply in love with Joseph. She's rather normal, being as good of a parent as she can to Josuke.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated; hers has her complaining that Josuke ate her favorite snack again, and threatening to drink his favorite juice in retaliation.
- Daddy's Girl: Implied. She takes a long time to change Ryohei Higashikata's bedroom, depressed over his death.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Like most females when in Jotaro's company. Even when he's clarified that he's not Joseph, she's still spaced out in his presence.
- Distressed Damsel: Gets held hostage several times throughout Part 4.
- Forehead of Doom: Has a rather large one in her first manga appearance, particularly when she's pissed off. Later depictions of her toned down her forehead greatly.
- Good Parents: She's a good mother to Josuke despite being a single parent.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She slams a guy's head into his car when he tries to flirt with her.
- Locked Out of the Loop: In two ways; first, she is left completely in the dark about the nature of Stands and the battles that Josuke fights over the course of Part 4, second, Josuke deliberately makes sure not to tell her that Joseph is back in town during said time.
- May–December Romance: She was the mistress of Joseph, who was older than her father. Despite this, she's still madly in love with Joseph.
- Your Cheating Heart: Inverted case. She is still madly in love with Joseph, but it is not known whether she knew he was still married to Suzy Q during their romance.
Voiced by: Katsuhisa Houki (TV anime)
Played by: Jun Kunimura (live-action movie)Josuke'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
Nijimura Family Patriarch (Stand: unnamed)
Voiced by: Naomi Kusumi (TV anime)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: He would often beat his sons without a second thought when he was stressed.
- 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.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated; in addition to the manga explaining that he adopted Stray Cat, he's also shown having lunch at Tonio's. Okuyasu hopes that Pearl Jam will heal him, but all it does is make his monstrous body more shiny and vibrant, which Okuyasu is fine with.
- Body Horror: Mutated into a massive creature with rough, blistered green skin, no ears, and something resembling a beak for his nose and mouth.
- 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.
- Karmic Transformation: He became the savage beast he was to his sons.
- No Name Given: We never learn his given name, or the name of his Stand.
- 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.
- Troubled Abuser: He pretty much suffered from losing his wife and business as much as his sons suffered from him back then.
Tamami Kobayashi (Stand: The Lock)
Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka (TV anime), 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.His stand, The Lock, is named after The Rock, a song from the The Who's rock opera Quadrophenia.
- Advertised Extra: Prior to Rohan's appearance, he often shows up in chapter covers even though he's unimportant compared to the heroes. This even extends to the anime, where he's present in all three intros, but he's completely absent in all episodes featuring the "Chase" opening.
- 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. In the anime, he's short to begin with.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated; He's seen arguing with Hazamada, who claims that Tamami purposefully spilled juice on his copy of Pink Dark Boy.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After being defeated, he becomes a follower of Koichi.
- Emotion Bomb: The Lock is created from and amplifies the victim's sense of guilt.
- 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.
- Karma Houdini: Despite nearly killing Koichi and his family he really only becomes pitifully loyal to Koichi, otherwise his actions are swept under the rug.
- 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: After his defeat, he starts working taking back loans for casinos and the mafia, apparently by making people feel guilty if they don't pay.
- Mundane Utility: By holding The Lock in his hand, he can tell if someone is lying or cheating, without actually using it on his target. Rohan summons him during the dice game between Rohan and Josuke to make sure Josuke doesn't stop cheating before he can figure out Josuke's trick.
- Older Than They Look: He was an average-sized man until Koichi defeated him, which somehow resulted in him shrinking to midget size. Given the anime portrays him as being short to begin with, then that's probably his actual height.
- Psychic-Assisted 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.
- Took a Level in Kindness: At first he was greedy, petty, and abused his power to some disturbing degrees. After his bout with Koichi, Tamami mellowed out quite a bit; helping the heroes, getting information on Hazamada, and while his power use isn't exactly ethical he seems a lot less willing to hurt people for his own benefit. Even when he returns as part of a scheme to put pressure on Josuke, Tamami's not doing it out of any malice and seems happy to see him again.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: One of his favourite tricks to spark guilt in his victims is to injure himself and shifting blame to another (such as taking a pratfall after being pushed to purposefully knock out his tooth).
Toshikazu Hazamada (Stand: Surface)
Voiced by: Hiroki Shimowada (TV anime), Taiki Matsuno (All-Star Battle)A bully at Josuke and 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.His stand, Surface, is named after the band of the same name.
- 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.
- Subverted in the anime; he is introduced already slimmed down and short. However, he's drawn with sharper and darker Bishounen features during his introductory arc and later gets a more simplified, child-like design after his defeat.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated; He's arguing with Tamami, claiming that he purposefully spilled juice on his copy of Pink Dark Boy.
- Defeat Means Friendship: After his defeat, he wants 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. He also tried to stab someone in the mouth with a box cutter for insulting him , but by then Josuke had already found him.
- Dub Name Change: His stand's name is changed to "Show Off" in the Crunchyroll subtitles.
- Eye Scream: He attempts to do this to Josuke with his Stand ability. It doesn't work, but it would have if the wound had been just a few millimeters deeper (previously, Hazemada inflict this to his ex-friends as described above).
- Green-Eyed Monster: He holds a hatred of popular people; even jealously attacking his own Stand once it adopts Josuke's appearance and is greeted by many school girls.
- Hazy Feel Turn: Unlike other Defeat Means Friendship characters like Tamami, Yuya, or even Yukako, there's more of a moral "bleakness" about Hazamada. It's notable that his crime before becoming an ally was to make somebody rip an eye out after having a disagreement with him, an act that few of the other allied Stand users had sunk to. Rohan even gives a reminder that he's not a particularly good person when he uses Heaven's Door on him. However, after his defeat he acts friendlier to the heroes, and his more off-putting characteristics are played with a bit of humor.
- Older Than They Look: After being beaten up by two bikers 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.
- Out of Focus: After being beaten by Josuke, he appears again during Rohan's introductory arc, and once more during the Morioh meet-up after Shigechi's death. But after that, he doesn't appear again until the where he arrives to say goodbye to Reimi.
- 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.
- Shout-Out: Surface is a reference to Perman's (a work of Fujiko Fujio) eponymous copy-robots. In the series, the copy-robot transforms into an identical clone to help the main character keep his secret identity during missions.
- Surface also mentions Perman by name in the anime adaptation. It then gets upset when Josuke expresses his confusion about the subject.
- 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.
- Synchronization: Played With. Unlike most Stands, the maiming and destruction of Surface doesn't seem to affect Hazamada at all. However Hazamada had earlier stated that the wooden puppet was simply just something his Stand inhabited and its destruction probably had no effect on the Stand itself.
- Weirdness Magnet: Hazamada was the one who posits the idea that Stand users invariably attract other Stand users, and he repeats this statement at the meeting concerning Shigechi's death. It may have been why when Koichi finds Rohan suspicious, Hazamada brings up the possibility of him being a Stand user.
Yukako Yamagishi (Stand: Love Deluxe)
Played by: Nana Komatsu (live-action movie)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.Her stand, Love Deluxe, is named after the album of the same name by Sade.
- Advertised Extra: Araki likes to put her in chapter covers, despite her overall unimportance to the story.
- She also makes very significant appearances (she even makes more appearances than Rohan himself, who is quite important in the story) in the third opening, "Great Days", despite having no real role in the final third of Diamond is Unbreakable.
- Alliterative Name: Yukako Yamagishi.
- Ascended Extra: Gets a far bigger role in the live-action movie, and is present from the beginning. allying herself with the Joestars from the start, where as she only joined the heroes' side after being defeated in the anime/manga.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated; She and Koichi meet up at the Angelo Stone to go on a lunch date together.
- Black Eyes of Evil: As a side-effect of Aya's Stand Cinderella after she forgot to apply a lipstick.
- The Bus Came Back: While several of the other "Duwang Gang" characters (Josuke, Okuyasu, Koichi, Tonio, Akira, and Tamami) had cameos in Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, Yukako hadn't shown up again...until "Episode 9: D.N.A.," where she's central to the plot (Rohan's 'client' is friends with Yukako's mother).
- Character Tic: Her left eye has a tendency to twitch whenever she gets mad or worked up over something.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She jealously attacks a girl that she believes to be a potential rival almost burning her to death. And then there's her reaction to Koichi's escape attempt once he gets Echoes Act 2Yukako: You belong to me! You belong to me, but you dare defy me? Even though you belong to me?!
- Control Freak: The reason her first attempt at a relationship with Koichi failed. She took control of his life by kidnapping him, forcing him to study using horrifyingly abusive methods and generally considering him less of a romantic partner and more a baby chick that needs protecting. She eases off on this after Koichi saves her from being Impaled with Extreme Prejudice despite all the things she did to him.
- Custom Uniform: Her Sailor Fuku is noticeably different from the ones other female students wear at Budagaoka High School, being blue instead of green and having a rose embroidered on one sleeve.
- Cute and Psycho: Initially she appeared demure shy and sweet around Koichi before quickly showing her temper and obsession. She also tends to live in her own world, which makes her dangerous.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Being bested by Koichi, then rescued from a certain death by Echoes, who pasted a "Boing" sound onto a rock that otherwise would have impaled her mellows her down.
- Determinator: She calls it an obsession problem. Once she has her sights set on something, she won't give up until she has it. Unfortunately for Koichi, he becomes her first love. Never giving up eventually works out for her. This trait is also deconstructed to a degree as while her intense drive and focus imbues her Stand with a staggering amount of power and range, they also blind her to traps she would've otherwise seen coming due to the resulting tunnel vision.
- Disease Bleach / Locked into Strangeness: Her hair turns completely white if she uses her Stand too much or if she takes too much damage.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In the anime she appears the episode before her official introduction.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: During the "Cinderella Arc", she shows an integrity to her desire for Koichi, finally leading him to return her feelings.
- Expy: One of several Yandere that pioneered its appeal in Japan (she predates the more well-known Yuno Gasai by 14 years), Word of God commentary has admitted that her character was inspired by Annie Wilkes from Misery and the idea of deconstructing the Yamato Nadeshiko. Her hair manipulation abilities and it turning white after combating the person she loves is reminiscent of Lian Nichang from Baifa Monu Zhuan (origin of the "white haired witch" character in many Wuxia films).
- Face of a Thug: When she goes to see Aya Tsuji at her salon, she's described as having face that would repel love. While she is conventionally quite attractive, there's a certain rigidity to her eyebrows and hard set of her eyes and mouth that some would describe as a "resting bitch face", which makes it especially harrowing to see her when she gets pissed.
- Heel–Face Turn: After her defeat Yukako, still lovestruck, seemed to have learned from her mistake in trying to force Koichi.
- Karma Houdini: She gets off pretty easily for various acts of attempted murder (one of which, she tried to set a student on fire) and kidnapping Koichi. In fact, they even get together. Hazamada, while Easily Forgiven, was at least given a beating that got him sent to the hospital. The most that happens to her seems to be Koichi outsmarting and defeating her, and suffering from Cinderella's side-effects, which still might not be enough to be considered a Humiliation Conga.
- 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.
- Personality Powers: Her Stand is channeled through her long hair, and through her will, it can grab and strangle people. It has a disturbing effect in portraying how ruthless, determined, and controlling she is in regards to Koichi, the object of her affection.
- The Power of Love: Seems to believe in this, if this quote is to go by:Yukako: It doesn't matter if anyone comes, because love is invincible.
- 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.
- Rapunzel Hair: Even without using her Prehensile Hair to extend the length, Yukako in general has long hair that roughly reaches to her waist.
- Sacred First Kiss: At the end of the Cinderella story arc, she has a Happy Ending with Koichi.
- Sailor Fuku: Has a unique one that's blue and has a rose on the sleeves. What's odd is that in Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan, she still wears a sailor fuku, despite the story taking place in a time where Rohan owns a smartphone.
- Sexy Santa Dress: A Christmas artwork from an anime staff member features Yukako wearing one. Koichi has a very large blush and is drooling.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: The reason why she fell in love with Koichi: He had a pure and compassionate heart. It ends up driving her to extreme lengths to win his affection.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Koichi, although after he successfully defeats her, she greatly tones down her aggression.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: The huge girl to Koichi's tiny guy.
- Twitchy Eye: She also has the tendency for her left eye to twitch when she is stressed.
- Visual Pun: As she tried to kill Koichi in a rage for destroying her hair, the cliff edge she was standing on fell, making Yukako primed to getting impaled in the back by a rock. But Echoes saves her by making the rock bounce Yukako back like a trampoline. Because of that, that, she fell in love with Koichi again.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: It's played for drama, and also pretty dark. She's beautiful, a good cook, initially comes across as sweet and soft-spoken, and is very dedicated to Koichi. The problem is that Koichi doesn't return her feelings at first and her dedication drives her to kidnap him and forcefully mold him into an "admirable man" by such methods as withholding food and building an electric chair (which she thankfully never gets to use). She also very definitely has an inner steel, but it makes her come across as violently temperamental.
- Long hair was traditionally considered desirable for Japanese women: hers is weaponized. Yamato Nadeshiko strive to improve their husband so he can achieve his goals, but she does it against Koichi's will and consent. The prerequisite of Undying Loyalty is taken to its full extreme as a Yandere. She is absolutely a Determinator when it comes to love, but when it's unrequited and you stay behind the scenes like Yukako does, it just makes you a Stalker with a Crush.
- Until Echoes defeats her, anyway. More precisely, she initially loves 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.
- Though she tones down significantly after her defeat, she maintains strong vibes of Yandere: such as continuing to stalk Koichi daily from afar. She even threatens to kill Aya Tsuji for ruining her looks, which Yukkako felt was the only weapon left in her arsenal to win his love. She only shows signs of normality, after Koichi returns her feelings. She is an example what happens when a Yandere is peacefully victorious, not cured of the madness.
Antonio Trussardi (Stand: Pearl Jam)
Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima (TV anime), 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.He is named after the Trussardi fashion brand. His stand is named after Pearl Jam.
- Alliterative Name: In the vein of Lex Luthor, where his nickname fills in for the alliteration: Antonio "Tonio" Trussardi.
- Anime Accent Absence: Averted; in the anime he has a distinctive accent when he speaks, indicating that Japanese isn't his first language.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated; He's just gotten finished serving Yuya and his girlfriends while Okuyasu, his dad, and Stray Cat are all enjoying his Pasta Puttanesca (which was part of Okuyasu's first meal there.)
- 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 is changed to Opal Jam in the English version of All-Star Battle and Pole Jam in Crunchyroll's subtitles for the anime. His last name also changes from Trussardi to Trendy, presumably to avoid legal trouble from the real life fashion house.
- 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. Tonio himself can look and sound rather threatening when he exposits about his food, which is one reason why Josuke thought him a villain before learning the full truth.
- 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.
- Hyperactive Metabolism: Invoked by his Stand in the dishes he makes.
- 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.
- Magic A Is Magic A: Pearl Jam is not a "cure-all" power that heals everything in one go; each dish Antonio makes is specifically designed to cure one malady each. The amount of unique, high-end ingredients he'd need is also directly proportional to the difficulty in normally recovering from the ailment. He's had to illicitly acquire prohibited ingredients for some of his dishes.
- Nice Guy: Pretty much the only Stand user the heroes run into that through and through has good intentions, with no Defeat Equals Friendship required. If anything, Tonio defeated Josuke.
- 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. However, it has its limits in that curing rarer ailments needs rarer ingredients.
- Required Secondary Powers: Antonio seems to also have the ability to divine a person's ailments through palm reading so as not to rely on guesswork when preparing a plate, as he needs to prepare a specific dish for each one.
- Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: At first glance, Josuke is rightly suspicious of him for the Body Horror his food inflicts on those who eat it, and thinks Tonio could have a hidden agenda in serving that kind of food. But as it turns out, he's genuinely trying to make his customers happy and healthy.
- Supreme Chef: Tonio is a master of Italian cuisine and only uses the best ingredients.
- Verbal Tic: Along with occasionally slipping Italian into his speech, Tonio uses the word "anata" a lot, which is a common mistake by non-native speakers of Japanese who are used to second-person pronouns being used more often.
- 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, which is such a rare malady that Pearl Jam needs an extremely rare ingredient from Morioh's waters in order to cure her.
Shizuka Joestar (Stand: Achtung Baby)
Voiced by: Taeko Kawata (TV anime)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.Her stand is named after the U2 album Achtung Baby.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated; As was explained in the manga, she got adopted by Joseph, but the anime omits the part about Suzi Q's reaction to him bringing another child that isn't hers home.
- Blessed with Suck: The ability to turn yourself and nearby things invisible sounds like a useful power, right? Well, it's not so useful for a baby who can't control when and what she turns invisible, as it makes it nearly impossible to take care of her, which Josuke and Joseph find out when she falls into a lake and nearly drowns.
- 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.
- Her first name can also be read as "Jo". Going with the adopted family name, her name can be read as "Jo Joestar".
- Power Incontinence: Justified. She is just a baby and has no control on her power.
- Shout-Out: The "disguise" that Joseph and Josuke gives her might be a reference to The Invisible Man.
Shigekiyo "Shigechi" Yanguu
Shigekiyo "Shigechi" Yanguu (Stand: Harvest)
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (TV anime, All-Star Battle, Eyes of Heaven)A fat middle schooler with a greedy streak. He commands Harvest, a 500-man stand resembling tiny bee men.Harvest is named after the album of the same name by Neil Young.
- Best Friend Manual: He appears socially inept, being overjoyed at the thought of having friends in Josuke and Okuyasu and giving them without second thought a share of the spoils he acquired through Harvest (if too much money isn't concerned Shigechi is always friendly).
- Cruel and Unusual Death: His face and body is partially caved in by Killer Queen's first explosion, and stumbles around in pain for a while before being finished off. This is even more pronounced in the anime, where he suffers for half the episode before being put down.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: One application of his Stand.
- Determinator: Takes Killer Queen's bomb and can still talk and command his Stand. Sadly, the second one finishes him off.
- Dying Clue: He manages to pull off a button from Kira's suit and manages to get the last of Harvest to deliver it to Josuke and Okuyasu just as Kira finishes him off.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: 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.
- Fatal Family Photo: Shigechi casually showed a picture of his own mom in his introductory arc... and ends up getting killed in the next one.
- Gonk: One of ugliest character of the entire franchise. He's short and fat. Apparently bald, his crown is textured by short spikes, and he has thick, drooping earlobes. He has small, high eyebrows, and youthful features. His teeth are misaligned, and he is missing his left maxillary central incisor.
- Greed: Shigechi's greediness and possessiveness get the better of him. He couldn't bear the thought of sharing the five million yen he, Josuke and Okuyasu acquired through the lottery with them, and stole the check from them, threatening to kill both if they approached. After his eventual reconciliation, he possessiveness still extends to being unwilling to give money to his friends, but lending it. Is very touchy when someone threatens his lunch. This in part gets him killed.
- 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.
- Additionally, his introduction arc shows that Harvest's stingers can function as syringes, as seen when he discreetly injects Josuke and Okuyasu with hard liquor to get them drunk and disoriented. If he were so inclined, Shigechi could kill people easily by injecting them with any number of nasty chemicals, or simply causing embolisms by putting air bubbles into their bloodstreams.
- Hope Spot: When he manages to get to Josuke's classroom after being critically injured by Kira, it turns out Kira got there before him and turned the doorknob into a bomb.
- Killed Off for Real: Killed by Kira.
- The Minion Master: Harvest is one of the few Stands composed of many small units that may act individually. The number of individual units comprising Harvest totals about 500.
- Mundane Utility: He uses his Stand to collect lost coins around town. 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.
- No Body Left Behind: As a victim of Killer Queen, his body get incinerated completely.
- Rasputinian Death: Notable due not to how creative and drawn out his death is, but he fact that he survives getting blown up by Killer Queen, and it takes a second detonation to finally kill him. Even then, his soul persists just long enough to let his final Harvest provide the clue that sets the heroes on Kira's trail.
- Signature Laugh: "Shi shi shi". Borders on Pokémon Speak.
- 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 cunning 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.
- Synchronization: Much like Keicho, because his Stand is represented by several hundred separate bodies, damage or destruction of one or two bodies doesn't seem to do anything to Shigechi himself. However, when Kira detonates one of Harvest's bodies using a Bomb, the resulting explosion deals crippling injuries to Shigechi, but he still survives whereas most direct Bomb hits completely erase the target from existence. Also, after his death, his one surviving Harvest Stand arrives in front of Josuke, and explodes in much the same way as Shigechi did.
- Walking Spoiler: His death introduces the Big Bad of the series.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He is killed the chapter after his introductive arc.
- Weak, but Skilled: Although physically weak, Harvest is incredibly versatile; fast, has a huge range, and can multitask to an absurd degree thanks to its 500 bodies; that also means fighting it directly is impossible since the loss of a few bodies don't make the slightest dent in the Stand as a whole. Coupled with Shigechi's great cunning and underhandedness, and it's hardly an exaggeration when Josuke says he can't imagine anyone capable of defeating it.
- The Worf Effect: Josuke interprets his defeat as evidence that their enemy is an incredibly powerful stand user.
Aya Tsuji (Stand: Cinderella)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (TV Anime)The manager and chief beautician of the Cinderella spa. Aya considers herself the fairy godmother of any woman who wanders into her salon, and uses her stand, Cinderella, to temporarily alter these women's appearance in a way that will magically attract luck and love.Cinderella is named after the Hair Metal group Cinderella.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Downplayed example. Her debut story arc in the manga, Yukako wants to be Cinderella, was after Yoshikage Kira Wants a Quiet Life, but since those episodes orders were reversed in the anime, Aya appeared with the gang after Shigechi's death, with some dialogue foreshadowing future events. Other than that, her role remains the same.
- 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.
- Art Shift: When she appears in the anime, the style shifts to Art Nouveau to mirror how fairy tales (such as her Stand's inspiration) were illustrated.
- 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.
- Jackass Genie: 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.
- Magic Plastic Surgery: Done through Cinderella, it pretty much is magic. The stand can replace some parts of your body by creating a replacement for it from the slots on its hand. It can also remove body parts from existing humans and place them on others.
- 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.
- No Ontological Inertia: Inverted—the effects of Cinderella will go away in 30 minutes...unless you kill her.
- Personality Powers: See Mundane Utility.
- She Knows Too Much: Kira goes to her to change his appearance, and then kills her because she knows what his new face looks like.
- Tempting Fate: The anime has her declaring she will keep an eye on her costumers, even though there is no reason for the killer to go there. She is wrong.
- 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
Mikitaka Hazekura / Nu Mikitakazo Nshi (Stand(?): Earth, Wind, and Fire)
Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (TV anime)An alien. ...Maybe. His Stand (...maybe) is Earth, Wind, and Fire, which allows him to shapeshift into anything.His ability is named after the R&B/Disco group Earth, Wind & Fire.
- Acting Unnatural: While posing as a trio of dice to help Josuke cheat against Rohan in a gambling game, he gives Josuke the best possible dice combination twice in a row (three sixes) and gives Rohan the worst possible dice combination (one, two, and three, an instant lose condition), making it blatantly obvious that Josuke is cheating.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Is white-haired in the manga, but is platinum blonde in the anime.
- 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's well within the rather broad definition of a Stand, the Stand arrow swerves away from his body when fired at him, which... shouldn't happen. He also acts as if he can't see other Stands, an ability every Stand user is supposed to have.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated; He and Toyohiro are hanging out inside Superfly, with Mikitaka remarking on what an interesting town Morioh is from his (probably) non-human perspective.
- 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 and the Crunchyroll subs.
- 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.
- Healing Factor: He seems to possess regeneration, as Mikitaka transforms part of his hands into ice-creams and separates them from his body, but nothing is missing from his hands later.
- The Masquerade: He claims that he is maintaining this in front of his mother.
- Mundane Utility: Josuke asks to turn into some rigged dice, and uses him to play dice with Rohan in order to cheat some free cash out of him.
- Mystical White Hair: He has very long and beautiful white hair.
- Nice Guy: If the interpretation that he isn't just pulling a big prank on everyone is correct, then he's easily one of the kindest characters in the Part. Mikitaka is always in a pleasant mood, likes taking care of animals, and happily throws himself into the fray when it looks like Josuke is going to be trapped.
- Pointy Ears: Serve as an indication that he may or may not be human.
- Really 700 Years Old: He claims to be 216 years old, despite how he looks to be around the same age as Josuke and Okuyasu.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Stand or an alien ability, this allows him to transform into almost anything. He seems to be able to combine his strength with those of other people: when he turned into sneakers for Josuke to wear, he notes that their strength combined is what made them able to move away so fast. Although he can transform into almost any object, he is unable to transform into complex items like machines or something that requires more strength than his own to operate (i.e. dynamite) and copy the appearances of other people (he claims it's because all humans look the same to him).
- 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
Yuya Fungami (Stand: Highway Star)
Voiced by: Kissho Taniyama (TV anime)A biker gang Japanese Delinquent whose good looks and charismatic charm has earned him the adoration of three women. His Stand is the Life Drain-causing Highway Star, capable of sustaining speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour without tiring and seek out targets without hindrance by mundane ground obstacles.His stand is named after the song "Highway Star" by Deep Purple.
- Adaptational Badass: Downplayed. While his Big Damn Heroes moment during the Enigma Arc is largely the same he deliberately triggers Enigma's power in order to turn himself to paper to rescue Josuke and Koichi, the anime changes how he goes about it slightly. In the manga his victory came in part by an oversight by Terunosuke as Yuya's proximity to the paper forms of Koichi and Josuke allowed them to be attached to him, letting him pull them out, but in the anime this is instead changed to Yuya utilizing Highway Star's abilities in a more creative way by having Highway Star detach and extend himself whilst being turned into paper to grab the pair and pull them out. If anything it does make his rescue more dynamic.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Infamously tried to hide behind his injuries to spare himself a further beating from Josuke.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated; He and his girlfriends have just finished up a meal at Tonio's, and are all remarking on how refreshed and vibrant they feel.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Desired a quick remedy to his injuries which influenced the power his Stand achieved. Josuke granted him his wish and then made it so that he could never use Highway Star for that purpose again under threat of an even longer and more painful hospitalisation.
- Beauty Equals Goodness: As a Villain of the Week he's an Evil Cripple, trapped in full-body bandages as he steals life force to become mobile again. After Josuke recruits him to take on Enigma and heals his wounds to do so, Yuya regains his full mobility, and he proves himself a good person by saving Josuke and becoming one of his friends.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: His admirers in the anime incarnation, as one of the girls was modified to have red hair.
- Chick Magnet: Is continually attended by three girls in love with him. The fight with Enigma shows that the feeling is mutual.
- Detachment Combat: Highway Star can break his body down into dozens of small feet to rush a target. It proves useful against Koichi who can only attack one at a time and in the anime it's used to great effect fighting Enigma; where as he's being turned to paper, Highway Star detaches and extends his arm far enough to rescue the similarly paper Koichi and Josuke.
- Dub Name Change: Highway Star to Highway Go Go in the English version of All-Star Battle.
- Fighting a Shadow: His stand can section itself into many parts as it flies at its extreme speeds, breaking apart in flat horizontal segments and moving, then reassembling piece by piece. This allows Highway Star to do things like slip though narrow passages or do large scale multiangle attacks by striking with all its pieces at once.
- Fangirl: He has three girls that love and protect him while he was hospitalized, not letting anyone come closer. Their names are Reiko, Akemi and Yoshie.
- Gorgeous George
- Heel–Face Turn: When Koichi is kidnapped by Terunosuke Miyamoto, Josuke asks him to find Koichi with his heightened sense of smell, but Yuya warns him that this is the only thing he will do. They find Terunosuke and Josuke is turned into a paper by Enigma. Inspired by Josuke's bravery in his attempt to save Koichi, Yuya thinks about how he would do the same for his admirers and saves Josuke and Koichi.
- Hidden Depths:
- Yuya is a really good detective, as evidenced by his deductions with his advanced sense of smell. This is why Josuke enlists him in fighting against Terunosuke.
- He doesn't hold a grudge, will uphold his end of a bargain, and has Undying Loyalty for his harem.
- It's All About Me: Sure he's taking his victims to the very brink of death and maybe even beyond, but he's just in such bad shape.
- Averted when it comes to his fangirls. After seeing Josuke fall for Terunosuke's trap because of the non-zero chance that the decoy paper he threw into traffic did have Koichi inside, he mentally admits that if it were one of his girls he'd do the exact same thing.
- 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 three girls who are in love with him are also delinquents, wearing long skirts and carrying wooden swords around.
- Lantern Jaw of Justice: He's got quite a distinctive square jaw which is further highlighted by his tattoos.
- Life Drain: Highway Star can steal the nutrients of a victim and transfer it to Yuya. This process accelerates his healing. Josuke managed to recover from being drained by drinking the contents of a saline drip.
- The Nose Knows: He has a strong sense of smell which he acquired from siphoning energy from others. He can tell if a peach has gone bad from across the room and track a person down by scent.
- Oh, Crap!: Delivers one when Crazy Diamond heals his wounds before beating him up.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: In the anime he attempts to unleash this on a paper shredder. Though Highway Star's rapid fire isn't quite as fast as Star Platinum or Crazy Diamond as his max speed is 60KM.
- Rubber Band A.I.: His stand has a maximum speed normally of 60 mph, but can teleport to a close proximity of its target if they get too far ahead of it as well.
- 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.
- Smug Snake: In his defence, Josuke did look pretty defeated when they finally met face to face. The trait even extends to Highway Star, who was pretty arrogant throughout his assault on Rohan and Josuke up until he and his user both learned the hard way that Crazy Diamond's punches are much much faster than 60 km/h.
- Super-Persistent Predator: His stand is capable of separating into multiple moving shadow footprints and chasing someone for up to 60 km/h.
- Tattooed Crook: He bears a tattoo of his Stand's initials on his chin, and given the conditions of getting his Stand leaving him in the hospital he almost certainly received it before naming Highway Star. His girlfriends also have the same tattoo on their upper arms.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Was first a spoiled Jerkass when he was the Villain of the Week of his respective arc, but after being forced to be allied with Josuke, he starts to care about other people, and even arrives to say goodbye to Reimi, the end of the anime also shows him bringing his fangirls to Tonio's restaurant.Josuke: "Yuya Fungami... you're actually kinda cool, after all."
- Vampiric Draining: Highway Star breaks down a person's body by draining the nutrients from their cells; its user Yuya uses the stolen nutrients to help him recover from grievous wounds suffered in a motorcycle accident.
Yoshikage Kira (Stand: Killer Queen)
After being struck with the Arrow, again, he gains the new ability Killer Queen Bites The Dust, allowing him to create a stable time loop after setting off a particular bomb's target. 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 and the album Sheer Heart Attack. His third bomb that he gains after being shot with the Arrow a second time is named after Another One Bites The Dust.
- Abusive Parents: To Hayato, to the point where he killed him, and later planted Bites the Dust on him. Subverted, as he isn't actually Hayato's father. He's just posing as him.. Additionally, it was revealed by Araki in an interview that his own parents were this in the "overly doting" variety and it contributed to his killer nature.
- Action Bomb: Sheer Heart Attack is a miniature tank which Kira can release at any moment and which can create blasts. The catch is that the explosion doesn't destroy it and it's indestructible so it can repeat its attack indefinitely.
- A Day in the Limelight: In Dead Man's Questions.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Despite all three of his looks being very attractive in the original manga due to Araki's signature style, the anime makes his original face less skeletal and prettier. Additionally, his Kosaku face is more chiseled and touched-up than in the manga.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In his matured state after gaining Bites The Dust, his hair colour differs in the anime compared to the manga and games. In the manga and games his hair is green with black stripes. This coloration does appear in the anime during one of its Once an Episode color shifts, but the default color is white with black stripes.
- Advertised Extra: Despite being built up as the Big Bad, Kira in his original look only appears in two arcs before he changes faces with Kosaku, to the point where Kosaku is considered the Part 4 Big Bad in All-Star Battle, while regular Kira is relegated to DLC.
- Affably Evil: Unlike the previous Big Bads, while a sociopath, his Cloudcuckoolander traits are genuine (at least at first), going out of his way to tell Shigechi his lifestyle and commenting on joining a gym because he saw it.
- 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. The tendency for his nails to spontaneously grow a lot when he gets an urge to kill can also be likened to a cat extending its claws.
- Arc Villain: 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 its would-be-victims are clever enough.
- Asshole Victim: Not him, but the people he is seen murdering includes a girl who was ungrateful on her boyfriend giving her a wedding ring that wasn't "for her taste", and a girl who was bragging to her boyfriend about stealing money from her dad just for her amusement.
- Ax-Crazy: A very subdued example. From his debut alone, you should get the hint that there's something horribly wrong with his psyche. Killer Queen also developed out of his desire for murder, and before he gained it, he was especially brutal to his victims.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: With a tie patterned with the logos on his Stand.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Killer Queen's ability kills people instantly with explosions that leave no trace; it would be of very limited utility to anyone who wasn't a Serial Killer.
- 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.
- Berserk Button: As Koichi learned, mocking his ability to keep his identity a secret is a good way to get a fist through your chest.
- Body Horror: What he does to his victims notwithstanding, he takes a horrific amount of damage in his fight with Josuke before he gets run down by an ambulance that crushes his skull and peels the flesh from his face. Then, when the hands of the dead in the ghost alley drag him away they tear Killer Queen apart, which also breaks him up. In the anime adaptation who can even see a split second shot of his exposed skull as he disappears.
- Body Motifs: Hands. Kira is all about hands, and his whole MO as a killer is taking his victims hands. His Red Right Hand concerns his hands (his fingernails to be exact), his bomb ability comes from Killer Queen touching things with its hands, and Sheer Heart Attack is deployed from his left hand. In his first notable battle against the heroes, his hands take special focus, as the weight damage to Sheer Heart Attack begins damaging his left hand causing him to return to fight the heroes personally and at the end of the battle he slices his hand off to deploy Sheer Heart Attack independently.
- Born Lucky:
- Kira often finds himself on the end of much good fortune and lucky coincidences that help his plans. At one point he 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.
- Probably a great example of Kira's luck is the fact that, prior to the heroes being on his trail, when we see his day to day life, one realizes that Kira takes basically no precaution to not be caught. He blatantly walks with the hand of his victims in his inner jacket pocket, waves it around in busy sandwich shops and even in a crowded park, all while talking to it. And no one ever notices. The man has done this for over 15 years and never raised suspicions.
- Catchphrase: His Shear Heart Attack has one, almost to the level of Pokémon Speak."Look over here."
- Child Hater: He thought about going to a new gym opening near Budogaoka High School, but was turned off by the idea of working out with teenagers "playing with their dicks". Not to mention he has no problems killing children either...
- Classic Villain: Fits all of the criteria, embodying Lust, Sloth, and Pride.
- 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.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: 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".
- Creature of Habit: By his own word, Kira has a simple routine to which he commits to every day as part of his goal of having a tranquil life. We sadly don't see much of it since this same routine is shaken the moment he's properly introduced in the story.
- Creepy Monotone: What makes him creepier than Dio is that he's not very hammy, having a normal tone to not stand out.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Totally, totally deserved, but even the protagonists are left in shock by just how awful his death is. After Jotaro sends him flying into the path of an ambulance, by this point Kira is left too delirious and weakened to even notice. The ambulance suddenly goes into reverse, but the driver doesn't hear the warnings from the paramedics outside and Kira's head gets crushed like a grape against the pavement, with the rear tire having ground his face clean off.
- Dark Is Evil: Kira is unique among the villains in that his ability itself is treated as evil, as shown with Killer Queen's skull motifs and the way it materializes as a dread-inducing black blur.
- Death by Ambulance: Jotaro stops time and pummels him, then resumes time, making him fly backwards into the path of an ambulance.
- 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. On top of that said ambulance rips off face which he stole from Kosaku. And then, having spent his life obsessed with hands, he is dragged to hell by the disembodied hands of the Ghost Alley.
- Dissonant Serenity: The father-son speech with Hayato, especially since he's much calmer than he usually is.
- Dragged Off to Hell: His final fate at the end of Part 4, when Reimi sics her dog Arnold on him. The bite causes him to turn around in the ghost alley and the hands of the dead drag him off to his eternal punishment, but not before they tear Killer Queen (and Kira by proxy) apart.
- 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. While the Crunchyroll subs also used Deadly Queen, a typo occurs in the final episode where it is referred to by its original name, averting this for a brief moment.
- Dying as Yourself: After getting his head crushed and appearing in the Ghost Alley, his face transitions back from Kosaku's to his original one as he threatens Reimi, only to get dragged away by the hands of the dead.
- Early-Bird Cameo:
- He makes a few cameos (most, only his hands) in the anime before his introduction. In fact, the very first scene of the anime is the aftereffects of Killer Queen's work, long before the viewer is given any context of just what it means.
- 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.
- 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.
- Even Evil Has Standards: A very minor case, but when he encounters a man who was stalking the woman who lives in the house Josuke and Hayato took cover in during the final confrontation he's visibly disgusted. Of course, he uses Killer Queen and a pair of panties to murder the guy, who in his final moments doesn't exactly make you feel bad for him.
- Evil Counterpart: To Jotaro. Both are antisocial Japanese men that are surprisingly resourceful and adaptive in dire situations. They are also more popular with the ladies than they would like to be: Just look at when Tomoko and Shinobu respectively throw themselves at them - their reactions are almost identical. Also, they both awaken new time-related Stand powers by the end of their respective parts: Jotaro from being pressured to the verge of death from DIO, and Kira from the prospect of being unveiled by the Morioh Stand users. The difference is that Jotaro eventually learns to open himself up more and trust in others, and while Kira was given the opportunity to live a new life with a new ordinary family, he chooses to revert to his old ways and continue his killing spree.
- There's also a case to be made for him being a Shadow Archetype to Koichi. He yearns for a normal life, but was born with superpowers that he uses for terrible ends. Meanwhile, Koichi is genuinely normal and got dragged into the manga's events by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Koichi is also the only major character of Part 4 who has a love interest, while Kira's major crime is murdering women for their hands and treating the severed limbs as his girlfriends. Finally, both of their Stands evolve into more powerful forms over time.
- It's worth noting that Koichi and Jotaro are the ones who find Kira at Centipede Shoes and force him to hide after he fails at silencing them with Sheer Heart Attack. Echoes evolves into its final form during the encounter with SHA and the two of them are the ones to finish him off, albeit by accident.
- There's also a case to be made for him being a Shadow Archetype to Koichi. He yearns for a normal life, but was born with superpowers that he uses for terrible ends. Meanwhile, Koichi is genuinely normal and got dragged into the manga's events by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Koichi is also the only major character of Part 4 who has a love interest, while Kira's major crime is murdering women for their hands and treating the severed limbs as his girlfriends. Finally, both of their Stands evolve into more powerful forms over time.
- 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.
- Face Framed in Shadow: Frequently in the anime, often to highlight his sinister nature.
- Failed a Spot Check: On two occasions. After he is injured and asks Josuke to fix him despite his supposed ignorance of stands, and when Hayato deduces his identity.
- Fatal Flaw: While Kira is extremely resourceful and a competent villain; Kira has one glaring flaw: arrogance. Many if not all of Kira's losses are due to his tendency to gloat. During his battle with Hayato Kira is even more arrogant due to his newly found ability to travel back in time. Kira demeans Hayato and is all but sure that Bites the Dust will kill Josuke and his allies. Hayato knowing about Kira's pride; positions himself in a such a way that Kira intentionally shouts that he is Kira to Hayato to mock him unaware that Josuke was behind him the entire time; causing Kira to out himself and setting up the final battle which Kira ultimately loses.
- He also has a very bad habit of overestimating his capabilities. He mentally boasts that Sheer Heart Attack has no weaknesses, only for Koichi to prove him very, very wrong. He also boasts about how "invincible" Bites The Dust is, but again, he's quite wrong, as Bites The Dust has exploitable flaws that Hayato takes advantage of.
- 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 and, plus, become a mercenary ghost with no memory of his old life. He hopes, in vain, of finding a peaceful life.
- Faux Affably Evil: Once he usurps Kosaku's identity and gets Bites The Dust, he becomes notably sarcastic and demeaning with a sly wit.
- Fetish: He has an erotic fascination with hands despite being almost completely asexual otherwise, hence why he kills women and keeps their hands as "girlfriends". He reveals that he discovered his fixation on hands when he saw the painting of the Mona Lisa for the first time and her hands aroused him.
- Fights Like a Normal: Killer Queen utilizes something resembling Muay Thai in combat, but otherwise, Kira tries to use it to fight in a conventional manner if his bombs aren't an option, tripping up opponents and hitting them from higher elevations when the physics of Stands (or lack thereof) make such tactics easy to circumvent.
- Fingore: A rather disgusting character tic of his is whenever he's at his most desperate, he tends to bite his fingernails until they bleed. This tic existed since his childhood.
- Foil: To Josuke. Both stand out amongst previous protagonists and antagonists is that they both live regular lives, aside from some odd traits. Josuke is Hot-Blooded, goofy and spends his time hanging out with friends, While Kira is composed, aloof, lives alone and spends his time going on dates with the hands of the women he killed. Josuke's stand is a Combat Medic that restores objects and people to their original state, in addition to having high physical power and fighting ability. Killer Queen completely destroys whatever it touches to erase evidence, but it's subpar in a hand to hand fight. Josuke is motivated to protect his loved ones and his town, Kira wishes to keep his true nature secret and continue his killing spree in Morioh uninhibited.
- For the Evulz: Unlike the other Big Bads, who had ulterior motives behind their dog-kicking, Kira has no motivation for murder other than him liking it.
- Ghost Amnesia: In Dead Man's Question. He can remember his name, but nothing else.
- Glass Cannon: While Kira has a plethora of lethal abilities and is very resourceful; in a straight up fight Kira cannot hope to match Jotaro nor Josuke. Kira is easily knocked out by a fatally wounded Jotaro; and the final battle between him and Josuke is a battle to see if Josuke can reach Kira.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: When pierced by his father's Arrow, he gains an ability called "Bites the Dust", which attaches a miniature Killer Queen to Hayato which will kill anyone who asks him about Kira. After that, the loop will reset. The really scary part is that, unless Kira is killed or compelled to deactivate Bites the Dust, each person who died in the last loop will still spontaneously explode in the next one... Oh, and if you try to kill yourself to end the loops, you can't, because Bites the Dust is designed to protect whoever it's latched on to from anything other than the detonator, so you and possibly your friends will die, over and over and over and over and over...
- Having a Blast: 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. Plus, his secondary ability, Sheer Heart Attack, allows him to launch an autonomous, indestructible, heatseeking bomb from the Stand's main body.
- Hell Is That Noise: Every humanoid type Stand in the anime has a sound effect for it being summoned and de-summoned, which is normally a sort of magical hum. Killer Queen's, on the other hand, sounds like a warped and pitched down shriek, which, given its user's habits, fits perfectly.
- 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.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Has had his Stand's abilities used against him more than any major villain's. He was forced to turn his Primary Bomb against himself during his fight against Stray Cat, had his left hand drastically increase in weight when Sheer Heart Attack was disabled by Echoes Act 3, was prevented from punching Hayato by Bites the Dust, and accidentally disintegrated his own father with his remote-controlled air bombs.
- How Do I Shot Web?: Kira obviously can tell that Bites the Dust brought Hayato back to life, but he doesn't realize that Hayato is trapped in a "Groundhog Day" Loop until he notices Hayato's strange behavior.
- Hypocrite: Despises fighting, considering it a foolish and pointless act. This is in spite of him being, you know, a serial killer.
- Arguably subverted. After all he enjoys killing, as in "ending someone's life", not "struggling to stay alive". That'd be the telltale mark of a masochist.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Shown to great effect during his Great Heat Attack in All-Star Battle.
- Identity Amnesia: The one-shot comic Dead Man's Questions shows that, after his death at the end of Part 4, Kira becomes a ghost trapped in the living world with no memory of anything but his name, but is sure he cannot get to heaven. Not sure what to do with his eternal existence, he now works for a monk doing the "dirty work" of killing targets she gives him in exchange for money.
- 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.
- 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.
- Important Haircut: Trades in Kosaku's spiky hairstyle for a slicked back look after awakening Bites the Dust. While there isn't an explicit reason given for this change in character design, it seems to be due to Kira slipping more comfortably into his new life thanks to his newfound confidence.
- Impoverished Patrician: Kira mentions that he's descended from one of the Samurai noble families that used to live in Moriah, until his grandfather squandered the family wealth and honor. Unusually for the trope, Kira doesn't seem to mind this much at all, and is just pleased he inherited a nice house from which to live out his quiet, pleasant serial killer lifestyle.
- In the Blood: There is evidence that he inherited his malignant soul from his father.
- It's All About Me: Barring the event described above in Hidden Depths, he doesn't really seem to have any empathy for anyone whatsoever, only caring for his desire to live his murderous life peacefully and considering luck on his side. His Villainous Breakdown really starts setting in when he realizes that things aren't going to go his way.Kira: This... Can't be... Fate is supposed to have sided with Yoshikage Kira... Opportunity should have come to me!
- Karma Houdini: Hayato sees Kira as this at the end of Part 4 - despite the brutal beatdown from Josuke and co., and the circumstances of his Karmic Death mentioned below, in Hayato's eyes, Kira had received no punishment for everything he had done, including using him as a Tyke-Bomb and the murder and replacement of his father... unaware that Reimi was posthumously doing the exact same thing to Kira's spirit.
- Karmic Death: Twice.
- His first death: A serial killer, who wanted to go unnoticed, dies as the center of attention thanks to the medical personnel trying to resuscitate him and the gruesome circumstances of his death. Also, his confession that he's Kira in an attempt to activate Bites the Dust incites some gossip after his demise, since Kira "disappeared" several weeks ago.
- His second death: After Kira is left a spirit due to the accident above, Reimi and Arnold's spirits force him to turn around in an haunted alley, causing Kira to be grabbed by a storm of hands, the very object of his affection. And as he is Dragged Off to Hell, his entire body disintegrates the same way he killed his victims with Killer Queen.
- Kick the Dog:
- He gives a rather brutal beating to Koichi, repeatedly smashing his face against the concrete street before sinking Killer Queen's fist into his torso. Kira even lampshades how unnecessary the whole thing was as he was on a time-limit and he could have just blown them all up quickly, but after a humiliating day he wanted to take his anger out on somebody.
- 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 comically 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.
- Laser-Guided Karma:
- He took on a new identity to protect himself by skinning off the face of Hayato's father. At the end of Part 4, he is run over by an ambulance, and both police and EMR personnel note that his face had been torn off in the accident.
- Leitmotif: The 2016 anime adaptation introduce him with "Killer"; its melody recurs in other tracks related to Kira, including "First Bomb", "Second Bomb", "Another face, same mind", and "Third Bomb".
- Light Is Not Good: In the anime, he wears a white suit as Kosaku, but he is far from good.
- A Love to Dismember: Erotic fascination with women's hands, absolutely no use for the rest of the woman's body. (In fact, he typically has Killer Queen dispose of it immediately.) Take it from there...
- Ludicrous Gibs: 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.
- Mad Bomber: Killer Queen has the ability to make things explode... but there's definitely something horribly wrong with its user's thought process.
- Made of Explodium: Killer Queen's primary power is to be able to make anything explode at his command.
- 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....
- Man in White: Only in the anime (in the manga, his suit is purple), when he kills and steals Kosaku's identity.
- Meaningful Name:
- "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 — it was unoriginal.
- Killer Queen takes several elements from the Queen song that serves as its namesake: "She's a Killer Queen/ Gunpowder, gelatin/ Dynamite with a laser beam/ Guaranteed to blow your mind/ Anytime"; "Playful as a pussy cat..." Killer Queen's name also relates to Kira's Super OCD with the line "...to avoid complications/she never kept the same address..." Now, what does Kira do once his original identity is outed? Changes address (and face/lives) with another man to avoid the hassle this revelation would cause.
- Mr. Fanservice: As Kosaku he get a Shower Scene where he is totally naked.
- Multicolored Hair: Gains this along with "Bite The Dust" once he's hit by the Stand Arrow again.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Majorly averted, which is rather surprising for a serial killer. Kira is willing to go to surprisingly elaborate lengths to solve problems discretely without killing anyone; this is because he really wants a peaceful life and dislikes fighting, and is also smart enough to realize that excessive deaths will draw unwanted attention to him.
- Near Villain Victory: Once he gains "Bites The Dust", he almost is able to defeat Josuke's group once and for all. Even technically killing them when they got caught up in the timeloop. It is only due to Hayato's quick thinking and a change of schedule that the heroes were able to escape alive from the timeloop.
- Necessary Drawback:
- Only one bomb, no matter the type can be active at a time. While "standard" bombs can be deactivated at will in order to "make space" for a new one, Sheer Heart Attack has to be manually retrieved by Kira before being deactivated. This is particularly notable when Kira upgrades himself with Stray Cat. He can either set a trap, or fire off an explosive, but not both, and the fact that he stops doing the latter clues Hayato in to the fact that he's done the former.
- Bite The Dust can also be deactivated at will and is much stronger than the other two kinds of bombs, but it has some major drawbacks because of its nature. First, because it's an automatic Stand, it has very specific requirements to be planted and activated. Second, it requires Killer Queen to be "passed on" someone else, which means that not only Kira cannot plant other bombs as long as Bite The Dust is active - he cannot use Killer Queen at all without deactivating the ability. More importantly while Kira is aware that he reversed time when he activates it; he does not know if it activates when someone talks to Hayato. Kira has to deduce for himself that Hayato traveled back in time by looking at Hayato's behavior. This is the primary reason why Hayato was able to get rid of Bites the Dust; Kira had no idea that Josuke and all his friends were going to die in a matter of seconds; and why Kira retracted Bites the Dust when Josuke was beating him with Crazy Diamond.
- Finally, Kira can't detonate offensive bombs too close to him, as the blast would harm him as well (these are distinct from when he uses his bomb ability to erase someone, which creates no splash damage). His inability to bomb in close quarters is compounded by the fact his lack of fighting experience makes him relatively weak in a fist fight despite the high physical strength and Touch of Death ability of his Stand.
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: Bites the Dust is almost exactly tailored to the problem Kira has at the moment he receives it. Basically, Hayato finally has hard evidence of Kira's identity and deeds—and Kira kills him in a panic, meaning he'll have to go back into hiding...until the Stand Arrow happens to empower him again. Time is reversed so Hayato is still alive, and thanks to a tiny remote Killer Queen following him, Hayato is trapped in a "Groundhog Day" Loop where if he ever tries to reveal Kira's identity or anyone else asks him questions about it, anyone in the conversation will explode. And in each successive loop, people who died previously will still die. Not only can Hayato never divulge this evidence, but nosy people will die seemingly randomly, meaning Kira can never be found out. The remote Stand even protects Hayato from any other kind of harm, so he can't even commit suicide. Bites the Dust basically guarantees Kira's victory, and only through dumb luck is Hayato able to force Kira to deactivate it so he can protect himself.
- Nice Hat: Sports a bowler hat in Dead Man's Question.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: 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.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Often acts very calmly and careful, even under pressure. However upon gaining Bites The Dust he becomes noticeably more confident, to the point of feeling invincible. Apparently according to his father this attitude is very unlike Kira. Makes it all the more fitting that this newfound overconfidence is the main reason Kira eventually gets caught.
- Personality Powers: Kira's Stand seems to be born out of his will to leave absolutely no evidence behind, hence the fiery explosions, with its gladiator garb and physique reflecting his obsession with physical fitness. Kira's 3rd manifestation of his stand power Bites the Dust is born from his sheer desperation to not get caught after killing Hayato when he lost his temper. As it not only prevents Hayato from ever telling anybody about Kira in any way; but it also resets time to before Kira killed Hayato.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: After gaining Bites the Dust, most of Kira's hair turns white.
- Properly Paranoid: 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.
- Real Men Cook: He's shown multiple times to be a fairly talented cook, in contrast to Kosaku Kawajiri. The first thing he does after taking over Kawajiri's life is make a delicious dinner, which leaves Shinobu incredulous.Shinobu: "Since when do you cook? Since when can you cook?!"
- Reality Ensues: Kira, being a serial killer, is used to attacking defenseless people. As a result, Killer Queen is a Glass Cannon because of his lack of actual fighting experience and gets clobbered easily when he doesn't have explosives to fall back on.
- 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.
- Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: Played with. The carrier of Bites the Dust will remember everything even after it rewinds time. However, Kira himself does not keep any of his memories from the previous loops and only way for him to know if time has reset is by guessing it.
- Self-Made Orphan: Thanks to Josuke's trickery during the final battle.
- Serial Killer: One that kills women for their hands, which he has a strange fetish for (he thinks of the hands as his "girlfriends" and he seems to show no interest in the rest of the body). He is all the more dangerous because his ability leaves no evidence and he tries to keep a low profile (killing anyone who comes in between him and the normal life he wants to live).
- The Shadow Knows: In a Freeze-Frame Bonus of the anime, when Kira-as-Kosaku enters the bath to meet with Hayato, his shadow shows Killer Queen instead of his own with the thumb ready on the trigger.
- Signature Sound Effect: Killer Queen gets a few in the anime; the sound of it pressing its detonator button, the sound of Sheer Heart Attack's treads moving, and an odd shrieking sound whenever it gets summoned.
- Skeletons in the Coat Closet: His clothes and Stand have cat skull emblems to symbolize his nature as a Serial Killer.
- Smug Smiler: After gaining Bites The Dust, it practically becomes his default expression until Hayato manages to counter it. Even in the 'Great Days' opening, he wears a sly smile◊ just before the logo appears due to him triggering a bomb.
- The Sociopath: Despite his Affably Evil nature, Kira stands out as one of the more depraved villains in the series. The ways he murders his victims are anything but pretty, his paranoia is off the charts, and he proves to be a physically and mentally abusive parent. Worst of all, he has no justification for his crimes. He knows murder is bad, but he brushes it off as an addiction.
- 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".
- Spoiled Brat: Of a more sinister sort. His parents doted on him heavily, which is implied to have lead to his sense of entitlement to a peaceful life. His father Yoshihiro continues to dote on him post-mortem thanks to his stand "Atom Heart Father", creating stand users to try to kill anyone who disturbs his murderous son's "peaceful" life.
- 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.
- Superpower Lottery: Killer Queen winds up having access to four dangerous abilities in addition to its formidable combat prowess. Three of these abilities (Killer Queen, Sheer Heart Attack, and Bites The Dust) are native to him and either are his Stand or could be considered Stands in their own rights, while Stray Cat is a completely separate Stand that he is able to utilize.
- Also something of an aversion, at least for an Arc Big Bad. While Killer Queen is legitimately a top-tier Stand, and Kira ends up with an abnormally large and diverse number of Stand abilities, even with Bites the Dust and Stray Cat it's still not an "ultimate" Stand or ability like Kar's Ultimate Lifeform form, The World/Star Platinum, King Crimson or Gold Experience Requiem, or Pucci's various Stands.
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: What makes Kira so eerie isn't just his killings and appearances, but also how, to an outsider, he seems completely normal. He has a collection of modest achievements that paint him as someone skilled, but not special, he always poses in photos so to not stand out, and his routine, minus the hands, is completely and utterly mundane.
- 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.
- Unskilled, but Strong: Kira really isn't a born fighter and has zero experience in Stand battles (A number of Dio's Tarot Cards were able to perform more effectively in a straight fight than Kira, despite using weaker Stands); fortunately for him, Killer Queen is a very powerful Stand and thanks to sheer luck Kira himself ends up with an abnormally high number of Stand abilities. Kira also frequently manages to make up for his lack of experience or fighting spirit with cunning and sheer luck.
- Unwanted Spouse: Subverted, believe it or not, subverted. Kosaku 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 Kosaku 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.
- Villainous Cheekbones: Sports a noticeable pair, as himself and even as Kosaku. He's also one of the most unhinged villains in the series.
- Villain Episode: Kira surprisingly gets a few chapters in the manga and sections of the anime to himself in the latter half of the story. While giving him some context to why he acts the way he does; it also gives reasons as to why he needs to be stopped. Parts of Kira's first and second battle against the heroes is also from his point of view.
- Villainous Underdog: Kira holds the very unique distinction amongst JoJo Big Bads for not only possessing a Stand that isn't a Story-Breaker Power but, aside from his father and later Hayato (unwillingly) and Stray Cat he lacks any minions of his own. Aside from having a strong and versatile Stand Kira is flat out weaker in direct combat then the majority of the protagonists and therefore he has to make up for it by either using his brains to make the most use out of his bombs or, as he does for the majority of Part 4, get the hell out of dodge and hide.
- White Shirt of Death: He wears a white business suit for the final battle (in the anime, the manga had the suit purple) which does a good job to highlight his blood loss whenever he takes a wound, especially in the last episode.
- Would Hurt a Child: Kills Shigechi and even almost successfully kills his other host body's son twice ... just because they somehow know that he's a murderer.
Anjuro "Angelo" Katagiri
Anjuro "Angelo" Katagiri (Stand: Aqua Necklace)
Voiced by: Kenji Hamada (TV anime)
Played by: Takayuki Yamada (live-action movie)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.Aqua Necklace is named after the album Aqua by Asia.
- 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.
- Ax-Crazy: His response to a dog pooping near a tree and its owner throwing cigarette butts on the ground is to bite the dog's face off and spit it into its owner's mouth. And that's one of his tamer moments.
- Back for the Finale: Kind of, but Koichi and Yukako meet up for their date in front of him as the Angelo Stone, which was stated to be a popular place for young lovers to meet despite its appearance.
- Catch-Phrase: Likes to tell his opponents not to get cocky.
- Depraved Bisexual: His crimes include raping women and a trio of 14-year old boys (though seeing as they were underage, he could be straight but with pedophilic urges).
- Disproportionate Retribution: His habit of holding deep grudges over minor transgressions and his extremely good memory makes him a terrifying criminal.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Though highly doubtful one could call this an actual standard nor does he give the appropriate response to it, but he apparently doesn't like it when people do things like carelessly leaving dog poop or cigarette butts on the ground.
- Fate Worse than Death: Deliberately inflicted on him by Josuke. Having been cornered by Jotaro and Josuke he tried to save his skin by saying that if Josuke kills him, he will become a murderer like him. Josuke answers by pummeling him and the rock behind him with Crazy Diamond before reforming the rock and fusing it to Angelo, transforming him into a living statue and eventual city landmark. Angelo proceeds to make his situation worse by not only trying to take nearby boy hostage with his power, but also insulting Josuke's hair. This prompts Josuke to beat him even more, reforming him into a grotesque statue that only vaguely resembles his face and that can't even talk like his previous state. Given Angelo's track record, that fate is very fitting. The process in the live-action film is sped up by having Angelo immediately go into the deformed rock state without mocking Josuke's hair.
- Jerkass: Angelo is cruel, depraved, and petty. He revels in hurting others and toying with them all while he lines up the killing blow.
- Kids Are Cruel: Everything mentioned in his Serial Killer entry started when he was 12.
- 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.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Angelo is also a pervert, guilty of raping three young boys and planning to rape Tomoko Higashikata.
- Serial Killer: A very depraved one; his background is that he kills little boys and rapes them. Notably, one of his worst acts is nailing one unlucky victim's body parts to a wall.
- The Sociopath: Arguably even worse than Kira.
- Stalker Without a Crush: He obsessively stalks Josuke for several days, just because the kid stopped his puppet's robbery. Having a Stand like him might have something to do with it though.
- Starter Villain: The early antagonist of Josuke. Jotaro's interest and build up of his character makes him seem like a Disc-One Final Boss, but it turns out he was a Psycho for Hire for Keicho.
- 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, who happened to be the same officer that arrested him years ago.
- Villains Want Mercy: When cornered by Josuke and Jotaro he tries to convince them that they don't have the right to kill him despite him both murdering Josuke's grandfather and being an escaped Death Row inmate, even invoking If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him. Unfortunately for him, Josuke isn't planning on killing him.
- Would Hurt a Child: He raped 2 boys and killed the third boy while he was held hostage.
Keicho Nijimura (Stand: Bad Company)
Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (TV anime)
Played by: Masaki Okada (live-action movie)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.His stand is named after the band Bad Company.
- Aloof Big Brother: Keicho tends to look down on his brother for his lack of ability to think; but despite this, he sacrifices himself to save his brother from Red Hot Chili Pepper's attack.
- Big Brother Bully: Puts Okuyasu down a lot, like his father used to. To the point where it's unclear whether Okuyasu is really as dumb as he says he is, or if he's belittling himself out of habit, because he's so used to his father and brother doing it.
- Big Brother Instinct: Deconstructed. As a child, Keicho was very protective of Okuyasu and defended the latter from both bullies and their own father. As they grew up, Okuyasu became so reliant on his older brother that he developed the profound inability to make decisions on his own. It's implied that Keicho eventually grew to become a Big Brother Bully who constantly belittles Okuyasu's low intelligence as mentioned above, though it is unclear whether Keicho's telling the truth, or Okuyasu was conditioned to belittle himself out of habit by enduring the same treatment from his own father and brother.
- Disc-One Final Boss: The Man Behind the Man for 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.
- Dub Name Change: To Worse Company in the Crunchyroll subs.
- 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).
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Compared to his brother Okuyasu, Keicho is more rational and calm.
- Greater-Scope Villain: For the entire first half of Part 4. Aside from two random rats, he was the one that gave Stands to much of Morioh in pursuit of his goals.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Spares Okuyasu a brutal death at the hands of Red Hot Chili Pepper in similar fashion to Avdol's shoving off Polnareff and Iggy from Cream's path, even if he was a little bit of a dick about it.
- Karmic Death: 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.
- Lack of Empathy: He feels no remorse for injuring people with the Bow and Arrow or the consequences using the Bow and Arrow could have, such as with Angelo.
- Mercy Kill: His grand plan is to create a stand user capable of killing his mutated father. The man's current state genuinely disturbs Keicho and be it out of compassion or disgust, he feels that killing the man would be an end to the pitiable affair.
- 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...
- Moral Event Horizon: Believes he crossed it a long time ago, which is why he refuses to make a Heel–Face Turn.
- Redemption Equals Death: Whilst his redemption is debated in universe, Keicho spends his last moments faltering on his brutal ideology after being reasoned with by Josuke, and he performs a Heroic Sacrifice to save his brother. His cameo in the anime's third opening adds to this as he's alongside Shigechi, Reimi, Arnold, and Dr. Aya, all of whom are heroic characters who've been killed.
- The Social Darwinist: He states that people who don't grow don't deserve to live.
- 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.
- Stealth Pun: His Stand's name was changed to Worse Company in the subbed version of the anime, which means that it went From Bad to Worse.
- 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.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: The flashbacks to when Keicho was young show him as being much more compassionate and adorable. He reacts angrily toward his father's abuse of Okuyasu, and was a lot more protective of him than in the present.
- Vague Age: As with a number of characters, especially in Part 4, Keicho's age is hard to pin down. In the manga Angelo even lampshades it noting that it was hard to tell if he was a teen or an adult especially with the fact that he was wearing a school uniform. His age is listed as 18.
Akira Otoishi (Stand: Red Hot Chili Pepper)
Voiced by: Showtaro Morikubo (TV anime, All-Star Battle, Eyes of Heaven)A rock guitarist who wants to chase Jotaro out of Morioh and later tries to kill Joseph as he fears that Joseph's Hermit Purple might reveal his identity. He wields the stand Red Hot Chili Pepper, who can travel through (and use) electricity.His stand is named after the Alternative Rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Adapted Out: Does not appear in the live-action movie, instead it was Kira's Sheer Heart Attack that kills Keicho.
- Badass Boast: Said he could beat Josuke with his pinky finger. Josuke's response? Break his pinky finger.
- Breakout Villain: A minor villain in the series who made it into Jojos Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle and Jojos Bizarre Adventure Eyes Of Heaven as a playable character.
- Call-Back: His Stand is one to Esidisi, 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.
- Deliberate Injury Gambit: This is how he ends up defeating Okuyasu. After Okuyasu destroys the motorcycle that kept Red Hot Chili Pepper powered and stranded him from all other electrical ports, Chili Pepper deliberately goads him with a reverse Wounded Gazelle Gambit by implying that he's got an ace up his sleeve. He gets Okuyasu to use The Hand on him, deliberately tanking a hit so that an underground electrical cable could be pierced and he could recharge back to full health.
- Determinator: Not only did he bend back his broken pinkie after Josuke broke it through sheer willpower, but when Red Hot Chili Pepper got almost destroyed upon falling into water, he lived through all that even if he seemed like he Died Standing Up.
- Disc-One Final Boss: In the first third of Part 4, 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 original manga and anime occasionally shorten his Stand's name to just "Chili Pepper", presumably because of how long it is. The English translations just use the shortened name every single time.
- Establishing Character Moment: While not his first appearance, his visit to Josuke in his home counts as one. The scene establishes the Paranoia Fuel behind Red Hot Chili Pepper's powers as he has been spying on the main cast without them knowing. He exposits a bit on his motives, and goads Josuke into hitting him. His overconfidence is established, but more importantly, so is his fallibility as Josuke gives him a sound beating.
- Gamebreaking Injury: Akira himself makes it out of his fight okay, but Red Hot Chili Pepper is permanently maimed to such a degree that Jotaro no longer sees him as much of a threat.
- Glory Seeker: He is dedicated to his craft as a musician; wishing also for recognition or fame as a Rock star. After he is released from prison, he continues to pursue this goal.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a lightning-bolt-shaped scar crosses the left of his face vertically, from his forehead over his left eye to his jaw.
- It's All About Me: Akira is highly self-centered.
- 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: A guy dressed like that is obligated to be theatrical. When Josuke dislocates his pinkie, Akira forces it back through sheer will, and channels his pain and anguish into a shredding guitar solo.
- Logical Weakness: Being an electric being, Chili Pepper possess the familiar weaknesses
- Played With in regards to Rubber. During his fight with Josuke, Chili Pepper is trapped within a rebuilt rubber tire and thus the insulation prevented him from using his electricity. However Chili Pepper is still a physical being with a decent amount of strength so he just punches through it, which leads to...
- Water. When he punches through that tire, the compressed air launches Red Hot Chili Pepper into the ocean, dispersing its electrical power as well as its body.
- Meaningful Name: "Otoishi" means "sound rock".
- Personality Powers: His stand matches his electifying personality, It's also great at hiding in plain sight (I.E in motorcycles, televisions and powerlines) which interestingly resembles what Akira does to get on-board the Speedwagon foundation's ship at the end of his arc.
- Psycho Electro: His electric stand reflect his psychotic personality.
- Smug Super
- Shock and Awe: Red Hot Chili Pepper is capable of absorbing electricity to use as energy for a number of things, including increasing its raw strength, movement, healing its wounds, levitating, and covering itself in an electric coat. We're talking about a Stand that can manipulate the entire power grid of Morioh.
- However, this strength also limits the Stand's range, as it must remain near power to avoid depleting all of its strength.
- Synchronization: Downplayed. While it's unknown what happened to Akira when RHCP got his mid section scraped away, he seems fine afterwards. When Chili Pepper is defeated by being thrown into the ocean, both he and Akira are fried by the electrical discharge. However, while both survive, Chili Pepper was rather gruesomely maimed and came out missing a few limbs and had his face broken in half; Akira has none of those injuries.
- Teleporters and Transporters: Red Hot Chili Pepper can pass through electrical systems, including power wires or batteries, at light speed.
- Underestimating Badassery: While Akira fears Jotaro's power, he underestimated both Okuyasu and Josuke. Okuyasu nearly defeated him and Red Hot Chili Pepper escaped only thanks to his manipulation and Okuyasu's impulsiveness. When Akira personally showed up to kill Joseph, he believed Josuke to be an easy match, underestimating the youth, which led him to his defeat.
- Weaponized Teleportation: Being dragged through a high-voltage line by Red Hot Chili Pepper is pretty lethal.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Akira has long purple hair.
"Bug-eaten" and an unnamed rat
"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.Their stand is named after the rock band Ratt.
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: Like all Stand using animals in Jojo's, their new powers come with enhanced intelligence. The pair become skilled tacticians, and Bug-Eaten is able to lead and trap the heroes before pinning them down under sniper fire.
- Body Horror: Ratt can fire off barbed bullets, which will melt anything upon impact for it to be formed like gelatin or clay. This is very painful and would often lead to the death of one who falls victim to the bullets.
- Cold Sniper: Despite Ratt being a turret, Bug-Eaten uses it for sniping instead of static defense.
- Ear Notch: Jotaro gave the second rat the name "Bug-Eaten" was because the notch in his ear reminded him of a leaf partly eaten by insects.
- Exactly What I Aimed At: Bug-Eaten is on both the giving and receiving end:
- When Jotaro begins using Star Platinum to dodge Ratt's fire, Bug-Eaten starts leading his shots, at one point aiming at a rock so that the ricochet hits Jotaro.
- Later, Josuke uses one of the bullets to hit the rock Bug-Eaten was hiding behind to draw him out of cover, setting him up for a kill-shot.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: A very minor example, but Bug-Eaten uses one of the rat traps Josuke planted earlier against him to expose him for a neck shot.
- Mundane Utility: Ratt's bullets turn whatever creatures they hit into a gelatin-like consistency, typically killing them in the process. What do Bug-Eaten and the other rat use this for? Expanding their territory and collecting food, essentially what they would be doing as normal rats, only now with freaky psychic powers.
- 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. The other rat is never given a name at all.
- Uplifted Animal: Played With. As with all other Stand using animals, the rats become much more intelligent and cunning when given their abilities. However while previous animals like Iggy and Forever become more human like in their actions and reasoning, the Rats tend to act more like animals, simply using their powers to expand territory, eat, and defend themselves.
- You Dirty Rat!: Bug-Eaten is aggressive and cunning, being on the offensive against Jotaro and Josuke.
Yoshihiro Kira (Stand: Atom Heart Father)
Pink Floyd album Atom Heart Mother and/or its title track.
- Abusive Parents: Played with according to Araki. Despite having some malevolent traits of his own, he and his wife were only this towards their son in a more doting fashion. Which still played a part in his killer tendencies. Other than that, he's still devoted to keeping him safe. It's also implied that Yoshikage simply inherited his father's more sinister nature anyway.
- Beard of Evil: He's got a non-connecting mustache and spiked chin beard both of which are smaller sinister facial hair that helps accentuate his bombastic emotions. It's quite telling that the photos of him alive look much more docile because the beard adheres closer to his chin and the mustache is smaller and less dynamic.
- Death by Irony: In the final battle, he gets killed (definitively) by one of Killer Queen's air bombs. More specifically, during the fight, Yoshihiro flits about in secret to communicate to Kira how to direct Killer Queen's incendiary bombs. Unfortunately for him, Josuke realizes this, and so is able to bait Kira into detonating a bomb right next to Yoshihiro's photograph, causing him to cease to exist as the photograph burns up..
- Doting Parent: A villainous example; even after death, he continues to enable his son's criminal lifestyle.
- The Dragon: To his son, Yoshikage. He is extremely devoted to him and takes supporting him and his ambitions to the extreme, even going as far as to protect his son's serial killer lifestyle.
- Dub Name Change: Atom Heart Father is shortened to Heart Father in the English version of All-Star Battle and the Crunchyroll subs.
- Evil Counterpart: To Reimi and Joseph, even if he doesn't actually interact with either of them.
- For 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.
- For Joseph: Both of them have photography-related Stands. Their sons are the main protagonist (Josuke) and antagonist (Yoshikage) of the story, who likely inherited good and evil nature from them and play a lesser role in giving their respective support.
- Evil Old Folks: He has the appearance of a lightly-built, balding old man.
- Greater-Scope Villain: For the second half of Part 4, and possibly all of it to a lesser extent. Enya and Dio, who didn't give a Bow and Arrow to just anyone, entrusted him with the one that gave himself 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 of the many reasons those murders stayed a secret for so long. Neither of them had to do anything in the story until the heroes took pursuit.
- 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. And 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.
- 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 Bites The Dust.
- Karmic Death: Unintentionally blown up by his beloved son, who he let rampant and was trying to protect.
- Manipulative Bastard: It is not difficult for him fool Okuyasu, making him believe that he was escaped from the photo where Jotaro, previously, had trapped him.
- 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. This could have something to do with how easy it is to kill someone that doesn't have special powers like they do.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: The only reason he's sticking around is because his Stand binds his soul to photographs.
- Papa Wolf: He will kill you horribly if you threaten Yoshikage's peace of mind.
- Pragmatic Villainy: In contrast to Keicho's method of shooting who ever he could with the Arrow to see if they could get a Stand, Yoshihiro has the Arrow guide him to people who it chooses. He's doing it to get the best results out of the Arrow's use, and as a result he's not just killing random people who didn't have the fortitude to make a Stand.
- Reality Changing Miniature: He became bound to a photograph through his Stand after death. Now, courtesy Atom Heart Father, he can manipulate the area depicted in whichever photo he's bound to. Whatever he does in the photo, happens in the actual place, and he can even trap anyone who's there. He came within centimeters of killing Josuke and Jotaro. All that stopped him was Jotaro taking another photograph of the photo - making sure to put only Yoshihiro in it, thus trapping Yoshihiro in an otherwise-empty picture.
Ken Oyanagi (Stand: Boy II Man)
Voiced by: Chika Sakamoto (TV Anime), 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.His stand is named after the R&B trio Boyz II Men.
- Absurdly High-Stakes Game: Boy II Man creates an insanely one-sided one with an opponent. If they lose, their Stands are forfeit. Oyanagi on the other hand risks nothing when he plays.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Has brown hair in the manga, but the anime gives him white hair instead. Probably because his clothes are similar to Polnareff's?
- Or possibly from this Volume 40 illustration.
- 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.
- Body Horror: See that noticeable dark spot on his left cheek? That's not a mole, that's actually a hole (courtesy of Yoshihiro Kira's Bow and Arrow). It can even suck in Stands.
- Bratty Half-Pint
- 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. Interestingly enough, it's also renamed to Boys Man Man in the Crunchyroll subs.
- 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. Perhaps its greatest weakness is that it can neither detect nor punish cheating.
- No-Sell: After gaining the right arm of Heaven's Door via Boy II Man, he is able to use it to get rid of Rohan's signature "Cannot harm Rohan Kishibe" command placed on him.
- People Puppets: Boy II Man has limited control over his opponent's Stand, allowing him to control the area corresponding to the energy he drained in the Rock Paper Scissors game, as shown when he makes Rohan punch himself after taking the right arm of Heaven's Door.
- Personality Powers: Boy II Man's ability is a manifestation of Ken's philosophy regarding adulthood. Basically: Rock-paper-scissors is not game of luck, but of willpower—it looks random, but the player with the stronger will is really who wins every time. Rohan is a shining example of a "kid" becoming an "adult"—that is, he's highly successful at only 20 years old. If Ken can defeat Rohan in rock-paper-scissors, he'll be an even greater man than Rohan, since his will is stronger.
- Power Parasite: Boy II Man could drain the energy of another Stand user by playing a Rock Paper Scissors game and winning it allowing the possibility of use his power. However, as explained above, they are strict rules to how this is played.
- 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.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The only character who isn't dead or otherwise incapacitated that doesn't show up in the epilogue.
- 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 British Blue cat, he was hit with an Arrow and found his way into the basement of the Kawajiri house, where he was accidentally killed in a scuffle with Shinobu. After Kira buried him in the garden, he was reborn as a plant with a new Stand, Stray Cat, attached to him, allowing him to manipulate air and create air bubbles.Due to the ambiguous nature between Stand and user, he is mainly referred to as "Stray Cat" after his revival. Stray Cat is named after the rockabilly band the Stray Cats.
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: In terms of using its abilities it adapts very quickly to clever applications on seeming instinct, otherwise it's exactly like any other cat. It very quickly uses it powers offensively, for revenge and food. In its fight with Kira it shrewdly bypasses Killer Queen's defense with the shrapnel from cactuses it blows up. Failing that it tries to give him an embolism by sneaking a large amount of air into his veins.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Of the sort that afflicts most cats - Kira is able to distract him by giving him a golf ball to play with.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Zig-zagged in the anime. In the manga his petals are bright pink but the anime changes the color of to a blue-grey color that more closely matches its original fur color as a cat. This is only for his initial form though, when he grows into his second form the petals change back to the manga's pink keeping his appearance similar to Killer Queen.
- Back for the Finale: The anime adaptation adds an epilogue scene that shows what the people of Morioh are doing now that Kira's been defeated It's seen at Tonio's restaurant with Okuyasu and his dad, and seems much happier with its life now that it isn't being used as Killer Queen's striker.
- Barrier Warrior: Gatta can use its air bubbles for defense as well as offense.
- Berserk Button: Don't try to take away Gatta's sunlight. Also, don't be Shinobu Kawajiri (she was responsible for the cat dying).
- Blow You Away: Gatta's Stand, 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 powered by its photosynthesis; the stronger the light, the stronger the control Stray Cat has over the air.
- Bubble Gun: Gatta's ability allows him to make bubbles.
- 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. Subverted in the end, where the kindness of Okuyasu and his family made Gatta mellow down and settle comfortably in the life of being a house cat.
- Cool Pet: Gatta... is a flower. With a cat's brain. If you don't get why that's cool, you're reading the wrong manga. At first, Gatta was Kira's ally. After Okuyasu gets Gatta away from Kira and tames it during the final battle, it is taken in by Okuyasu's dad, it's officially part of the Nijimura household.
- Creepy Cute: As a flower, Gatta looks a tad disturbing due to its fleshy petals and large eyes seemingly connected to thin stalks, but when it plays with the golf balls Kira gives it or takes a nap in its flower pot it looks downright adorable. It's even better in the anime where it gets a small Cat Smile when it starts warming up to Kira.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Gatta/Stray Cat being used by Kira to provide Killer Queen some air bubbles is very similar to an animal being used and trained by an abusive owner to only attack people. Once Okuyasu gets Gatta away from Kira and Okuyasu's dad adopts Gatta as a pet, it no longer has the urge to attack people and behaves quite amicably.
- Dub Name Change: "Stray" becomes "Feral" for the English version of All-Star Battle. Interestingly it is still called Stray Cat in the Crunchyroll subs despite most of the name changes sticking from ASB.
- Equippable Ally: After the effects of Bites the Dust are deactivated, Kira puts Stray Cat in the gap in Killer Queen's stomach and combines its abilities with his Stand's in order to create bombs from the balls of air manipulated by Stray Cat.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Gatta eyes are on the inside of his petals.
- Furry Reminder: Despite being a plant-cat hybrid with a Stand, Gatta's still a cat at heart. When Kira throws it a golf ball, Gatta immediately diverts its attention to the object moving in front of it and starts playing with the golf ball like a real cat. It also likes to doze off and sleep in sunlight.
- Happily Adopted: After the final battle with Kira Stray Cat gets adopted by Okuyasu and his dad, and the creature seems much happier with them than it was as Killer Queen's ringer. The epilogue of the anime even shows it joining Okuyasu and his dad for lunch at Tonio's restaurant, and having no violent urges or need to shoot its air bubbles despite being in a bright sunlit café.
- 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 Gatta as a pet, which vastly improved Gatta's life now that he's not being used as an attack animal anymore. He starts acting like a normal house cat, and doesn't have the urge to air bubble anyone.
- Killer Rabbit: He's a flower with the mind of a cat. He almost killed Kira.
- Made of Explodium: His bubbles become this after being taken and used to attack by Kira.
- 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. Its photosynthesis seems to go largely to powering its abilities, as it still eats, and its roots (which have paw shaped ends) are used for excretion instead of taking in nutrients.
- The Power of Hate: How Gatta first discovered his Stand power, thanks to his hatred toward Shinobu that accidentally killed him when he was a normal cat.
- Reincarnation: Originally a cat hit with an Arrow; Gatta died and got reborn with a new Stand, Stray Cat, attached to him becoming a living cat-plant.
- When Trees Attack: Gatta's a plant-cat hybrid with seemingly harmless yet devastating air attacks.
- Wound That Will Not Heal: Similarly to Ken Oyanagi, it had an open hole in its neck from being shot by the Arrow when it was still a cat. It disappears when it comes back to life as a plant.
Toyohiro Kanedaichi (Stand: Superfly)
Voiced by: Koichi Tochika (TV anime)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.His stand is named after Super Fly, more accurately after the soundtrack album by Curtis Mayfield.
- 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.
- Back for the Finale: In the manga he departs from the story after his arc, but in the anime he shows up in the final episode sharing a meal with Mikitaka.
- Badass Normal: He's very athletic and well built due to having lived in the Tower for so long and he's quite able to swing around and avoid Josuke with ease. He can't use his Stand against the heroes because of its autonomous nature, but after years of living in it, he's found ways to make it work for him.
- Blessed with Suck: His Stand proves to be more of a hindrance to him than beneficial. Later subverted when he adjusts to living in it.
- Call-Back: To Gray Fly, and old man that uses an insect stand named "Tower of Gray". Compared to Kanedaichi who uses a tower stand named after an insect...
- Charles Atlas Superpower: He's rather athletic because of his unusual living conditions.
- Counter Attack: Superfly can absorb the power of any attacks done into the pylon and redirect the energy back. When Josuke and Okyuasu tried to pummel one of the supports down, Superfly responded by unleashing flurry of punches where they attacked.
- 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: His "face" is actually a mask, but doesn't look like it is until later in his arc.
- No Name Given: Acording to him, Toyohiro Kanedaichi is not his real name. If that's true, his real name was never revealed.
- Not Good with People
- The Faceless: As it's revealed that his "face" was a mask and it's never shown what he looks like under it, he qualifies for this trope.
- The Tower: He was actually trapped within his transmission tower by his own stand Superfly.
Terunosuke Miyamoto (Stand: Enigma)
Voiced by: Kengo Kawanishi (TV anime), Makoto Naruse (All-Star Battle)A man obsessed with fear. Wields the Stand Enigma, which allows Miyamoto to turn targets into pieces of paper if he can successfully identify their fear-based Character Tics.His stand is named after the German New Age project Enigma.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After he is defeated, Miyamoto tries to make Josuke let him go on the grounds that he just likes watching people in fear and he only just got his Stand so he was cocky. He even tries apologising to get out of a beating. Unfortunately for him, after all the stunts he pulled during the arc, Josuke is in no mood to comply.
- 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. Like Angelo, he now lives inside an object forever!
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: He has skin of medium tone, light eyes and light hair in a criss-cross on his crown.
- Dirty Coward: For all his talk of fear, Miyamoto is shown to be quite the coward himself. As Josuke notes during their fight the only reason Miyamoto is confident enough to fight him is because he is holding Koichi hostage. At the end of his arc after Yuya Fungami manages to free Josuke and Koichi from Enigma Miyamoto initially threatens to tear the piece of paper containing Yuya in half and when that doesn't work begs Josuke to let him go on the grounds that he just let his Stand get to his head. Josuke doesn't oblige.
- Dub Name Change: Enigma to Misterioso in the English version of All-Star Battle.
- Fate Worse than Death: Using his own stand ability against him, Josuke terrifies Terunosuke and then uses Crazy Diamond to pummel him until he becomes a book. He is then donated to the Morioh Library. If one asks for "Enigma" to the staff, they'll bring the book to you, but no one can take it home. If one reads the book, they might hear Terunosuke's voice from within.
- Hammerspace: Enigma can give paper this property.
- I Have Your Wife: Miyamoto kidnaps both Koichi and Tomoko to use as hostages in his battle with Josuke. These actions are what truly infuriate Josuke and why he gives Miyamoto his Fate Worse than Death.
- 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. As it turns out, he's not immune to his own power.
- 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.
- Phantom Zone Picture: He can turn anything or anyone who shows their fear into a piece of paper, forever trapping them unless the paper is unfolded.
- Psycho for Hire: Notable because most of the time Yoshihiro just shoots a person with the Arrow and lets them loose on Morioh, but he went out of his way to recruit Terunosuke and Toyohiro. Of the pair, Terunosuke makes it clear that he enjoys his new work of scaring people into paper prisons and isn't doing it out of any necessity.
Masazo Kinoto (Stand: Cheap Trick)
Voiced by: Makoto Ishii (TV anime)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.Cheap Trick is named after the band of the same name.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Subverted. Early images from his cameo and the "Great Days" opening seem to give him brown hair, but his proper appearance has him retaining the same orange patch he has in the manga.
- Anti-Villain: Even when he becomes one of Yoshihiro Kira's minions through the Bow and Arrow, Masazo in general is rather quiet and socially awkward, and isn't actively hostile compared to other antagonists in Part 4. Unfortunately, it's because of that passive nature that Masazo is unable to control his Stand.
- 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. Additionally, as with Anubis the Stand itself is the arc villain while the user is a pawn.
- Dragged Off to Hell: Rohan specifically does this as a command for Cheap Trick.
- Dub Name Change: Cheap Trick is renamed to Cheap Trap in the Crunchyroll subs.
- 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.
- Gonk: Kinoto ends up looking very odd due to the way his face is emphasized. He's got a small X of hair on the crown of his head, leaving the sides bald, his lips are large and distinctly colored, and his eye-lashes stand out quite a bit to make his eyes pop out. This is coupled by some of the weird faces he makes, like when he's drooling when he gets caught in the floor.
- 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. When it's on the back of another person it synchronizes to them as their own Stand would as when Rohan tries to open its face with Heaven's Door, he gets his own face torn for the trouble.
- Verbal Tic: Cheap Trick tends to repeat or reaffirm everything it says. ("Burn the photos! Do it!")
Kosaku KawajiriAn anonymous salaryman.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Probably so eerie not before Kira took his identity, but definitely after.
- Extreme Doormat: Apologized a lot at work to get promotions and wouldn't respond to Shinobu's attempts to annoy him.
- Innocent Bystander: He got the bad luck of crossing paths with Kira while in Aya's workplace.
- Nightmare Face: When Josuke, Okuyasu, Koichi, and Jotaro find his corpse, it's revealed that Kira had not only stole his clothes, he also stole his eyes, nose, and mouth, by skinning them off.
- 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.
Voiced by: Yu ShimamuraKosaku Kawajiri's wife.
- Adaptational Curves: In the anime she is a little more curvy and busty than in the manga.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Brunette in the manga, but she becomes a redhead in the anime.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Kira's actions when disguised as her husband ignites romantic feelings in her.
- Bare Your Midriff: She wears a short halter top in the Stray Cat episode.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: She owns a cat and claims to have the type of character that is usually liked by cats. Gatta being an exception.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She is the only named character who didn't know about the murder of her husband and posthumous use as a disguise for Kira.
- Morality Pet: A downplayed one for Kira. He mostly seems to see her as a nuisance and barely managed to hold back an urge to kill her at first, but after their encounter with Stray Cat it became clear that he had a genuine fondness for and desire to protect her, even if he didn't want to acknowledge it.
- Parents as People: She seems to be far more occupied with gaining Kira's attention than actually bonding with her son.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Hayato gets his appearance from her, if the scene where she lets down her hair is of any indication.
Voiced by: N/AA young delinquent who saves Josuke's life when he was four years old.
- Anime Hair: A pompadour that Josuke chose to emulate out of gratitude.
- Good Samaritan: Had no reason to help save Josuke other than the fact that a child was in danger.
- Japanese Delinquent: Has the look, though he turned out to have a good heart.
- Mysterious Stranger: Who was he? Why was he standing in the middle of a snow storm while injured? What happened to him? Josuke never found out any of these questions.
- No Name Given
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears for a few pages but his act of saving Josuke's life would go on to cause all of Josuke's good deeds.
- The Voiceless: The anime chose not to give him a voice, instead showing his dialogue as cutaway text.
Voiced by: Bucky Koba (TV anime)Morioh's radio DJ. Apparently Okuyasu and Kira are fans, as they've both written into his program.
- Canon Foreigner: He's original to the anime, and doesn't appear in the source material or any other adaptations. As a result, it's unclear whether he's friend or foe, or just how much about what's going on he actually knows...
- Cozy Voice for Catastrophes: Provides a calm, relaxing voice against all the sinister things happening in Morioh.
- Foreshadowing: A lot of what he says hints at future Stand users the heroes will fight.
- The Voice: While several "Diamond is Unbreakable" episodes have opened with snippets of his program, Harada himself is never seen on camera.