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Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum)
Child Voice: Natsumi Takamori (TV anime)
Teenage/Adult Voice: Daisuke Ono (TV anime, All-Star Battle, Eyes of Heaven), Kiyoyuki Yanada (CD drama and Heritage for the Future video game), Jurota Kosugi (OVA), Tetsu Inada (Vento Aureo video game) (Japanese), Abie Hadjitarkhani (OVA), Matthew Mercer (TV anime) (English)
Played by: Yusuke Iseya (live-action movie)
Grandson of Joseph Joestar. A perpetually angry youth, Jotaro's first appearance has him sitting in a jail cell which he willingly put himself in to keep the people around him from getting hurt by his Stand, Star Platinum, which he had no clue about and had minimal control over. After Joseph assures him he's not cursed and the Stand is under his control, he is recruited by his grandfather and Muhammad Avdol to search out and kill Dio Brando before the vampire takes over the world. And in case you were wondering, he and the entire Part 3 arc is what people normally think of when it comes to this series. He next appeared in Diamond Is Unbreakable, where he sought out his grandfather's son, Josuke. He made a few appearances after that but was regulated to a supportive role for most of that adventure. He sent Koichi Hirose to find Giorno Giovanna in Vento Aureo, but aside from that had nothing to do with the plot. His final appearance was in Stone Ocean, wherein he spent most of the arc in an almost vegetative state brought on by Enrico Pucci's Whitesnake Stand. His stand, Star Platinum, is incredibly fast and accurate, to the point of being able to catch a bullet fired 3 inches away from Jotaro's head between his index and thumb. He also has diamond-hard fists, capable of punching through walls and bending steel bars. Later on in the story, it's revealed that Jotaro has the same type of ability as Dio; the ability to stop time. Though unlike Dio, who can maintain it for 10 seconds at his peak, Jotaro can only last 4-5 seconds.
- '90s Anti-Hero: Mostly subverted. He has the appearance and mood of one but acts like more of a Pragmatic Hero than anything else really.
- Absurdly Youthful Father: After twenty-three years and a teenage daughter, Jotaro has apparently managed to age several years in reverse.
- The Ace: Post-part 3. Jotaro is good at anything and everyone views him highly.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: In the anime, Jotaro has green-blue eyes (depending on whether you're watching Stardust Crusaders or Diamond is Unbreakable). in the live-action adaptation, he has brown eyes.
- Adaptational Wimp: Downplayed in the 2000s Adventure OVA's third episode, he's sealed inside an improvised steel cage which lets Polnareff's Silver Chariot kill Forever.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Something he is not happy with.
Jotaro: Shut up! You are getting so annoying!
Girl: He totally talked to me!
- Anyone Can Die: In Stone Ocean.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Jotaro has fessed up to putting people in hospitals when he gets into fights, attacking teachers who abuse their power and scaring them into never coming back and skipping out on restaurant bills when he doesn't like the food.
- Back for the Dead: Gets killed off by Pucci shortly after snapping out of his coma.
- Badass Adorable: Alessi de-aged him into a seven-year-old, but despite being a child facing an axe-wielding maniac, Jotaro still kicked his ass.
- Badass Normal: And he did all of the above without a Stand!
- Badass Baritone: In the OVA especially.
- Badass Biker: A few chapters of part three.
- Badass Boast: Dio gets amused when he sees Jotaro coming up, commenting that after witnessing his power, Jotaro in his right mind should be running away in fear. Jotaro's response? "I won't be able to beat the shit out of you if I don't get close enough."
(after defeating Dio) "You lost for a reason, Dio. One single, simple reason. You pissed me off."
- Badass Bookworm: Can be seen in his jail cell, in the beginning, trying to study the mystery of his stand with books subconsciously retrieved by Star Platinum. By the time Part 4 comes in, he is a marine biologist.note .
- Badass Family: It's rather prominent with him, since he's with his grandfather in Part 3, his grandfather and uncle in Part 4, and his daughter in Part 6.
- Badass Longcoat: In part 3, it's technically a school outfit, but still looks cool. Revised to a Badass Labcoat of Science and Medicine to go along with his new identity as a renowned marine biologist for part 4.
- Barbarian Long Hair: Star Platinum has it, more noticeably in the OVA's
- Battle Cry: "ORA!"
- Berserk Button: Is a bit temperamental about the female attention he attracts. There's only so many times you can get hit on before it becomes incredibly annoying... that said, abusing women in front of him is a one-way ticket to the emergency ward, as Kakyoin found out.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Josuke (his uncle) and Koichi.
- Big Good: Post-Part 3, after he's mellowed out, Jotaro takes the leadership role and serves as a connection to the Speedwagon Foundation on any kind of supernatural or stand-related incidents, as well as serving as a mentor and behind the scenes force for the heroes of Parts 4, 5, and 6.
- The Big Guy: Of all the Stand users in his group, Star Platinum is the strongest.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Like his hat (and his grandfather's), the edges of his eyebrows tend to blend and/or join up with his hair... because that's how big they are.
- Birthmark of Destiny: The idea that everyone born into the Joestar family has a star-shaped birthmark on the back of their left shoulder was first introduced with Jotaro.
- Boring, but Practical/When All You Have Is a Hammer: Star Platinum is very durable, can be channeled within and around Jotaro for protection, and is otherwise just a Lightning Bruiser with limited range and no other abilities until he learns to stop time. Applying Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs tactically is the key to his success in his final battle of volume 3 against Dio.
- Blood Knight: Star Platinum seems to be this, keeping an emotionless face, but when he's punching the daylights out of something, his expression shows he is having an absolute blast.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: When ZZ supposedly burned Jotaro to death, the surviving Jotaro comes out of a hole he safely hid in, then comments that if he got killed at that point, who would be the main character of the current series?
- In addition, at least twice in the series he anticipates opportunities to Quip to Black and instructs his teammates to say something cool before it cuts to commercial.
- But Not Too Foreign: The best example in the series, which is saying something considering how weird the Joestar family tree gets. He's one quarter British and one quarter Italian from his mother's side (all the Joestars up to that point, including Lisa Lisa, were British, and Suzy Q is Italian) and half Japanese from his father's.
- Calling Your Attacks:
- Jotaro also has an odd, recursive version of this thanks to video game appearances. Normally, when using Star Platinum's Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs, he simply shouts "ORA ORA ORA!. However, games like All-Star Battle have actually dubbed this move "Ora Ora Ora".
- Cannot Spit It Out: Jotaro is convinced that everyone can read his motives like a book, so he never bothers to display much emotion or explain himself. So no one has any idea what he's thinking.
- Captain Obvious: Has some moments. From part 4:
(stopping in front of a shoe store) "This appears to be a shoe store."
- Catch Phrase: "Yare yare daze." Means either "Well, well, well," "Good grief," or "Give me a break", depending on the context.
- Chained by Fashion: Part of his outfit in Part 3.
- Chekhov's Skill: Star Platinum was mainly used to beat the crap out of anything and anyone with his diamond-hard fists of fury and later to freeze time. In the beginning of the series, Star Platinum had the ability to make things appear out of nowhere, and soon Jotaro's once empty jail cell was filled with random items ranging from small furniture, electronics, books, and other things, even a freakin' exercise bike. Many chapters later during his poker game duel against Daniel D'arby, Jotaro used this skill again in order to throw D'arby off, first making a lit cigarette appear in his mouth then a glass of juice on the table, tricking him into thinking he was cheating with his Stand.
- Chick Magnet: Throughout his travels in Part 3, he has women throwing themselves at him left and right. After the party grows a bit, they're usually distracted afterward by Kakyoin or Polnareff.
- Closet Geek: Hardass delinquent he may be, Jotaro's officially listed hobbies skew very nerdy. Not only did he acquire his deductive abilities by obsessively watching Columbo, but he reads technical books about boats and planes for fun, and his favorite movie is a nature film about wolves and caribou. He even goes on to become a marine biologist.
- The Comically Serious: Many of the funniest moments in the series are based on Jotaro's deadpan reactions to the bizarre things happening around him.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Continuing the tradition from Part 2. Both Joseph and Jotaro are muscular heroes who, despite this, use every trick in the book. However, Joseph is more Hot-Blooded and is essentially a Nice Guy while Jotaro is The Stoic who doesn't even bother with niceties.
- Custom Uniform: Jotaro's school uniform is less a uniform than it is a Badass Longcoat and Nice Hat ensemble that vaguely resembles one.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Jotaro didn't want Jolyne getting mixed up in the supernatural troubles that he's frequently a part of. That and his people skills led to Jolyne resenting him.
- Deadpan Snarker: A subtler case, but you can detect some sarcasm in a few of his lines, particularly when he's one-upped a villain.
Jotaro: (To Terence D'arby) If you want to know if we'll forgive you, why don't you read our souls? (D'arby does so) NO! NO! NO! NO!
- Death by Irony: Oingo and Boingo's fortune-telling book said that Jotaro would get his face split in half. In spite of their incompetence, that's exactly how he's killed in Stone Ocean.
- Likewise, their prediction that Jotaro would die to a bomb came true with Jotaro's other death during Bites the Dust. From a Certain Point of View, all of Thoth's predictions actually were 100% absolute.
- The hero who uses a time-stopping Stand is defeated when Pucci gains Time Master abilities, effectively inflicting a constant time stop on the heroes.
- Death Glare: Jotoro is generally good at hiding his rage, but if you manage to break his stoic demenor, this◊ is what you'll find staring back at you while Star Platinum mercilessly beats you into the dirt.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Noriaki Kakyoin. Justified in that he risked his life to remove the mind control bud from Kakyoin's brain after putting him down.
- Demoted to Extra: In Vento Aureo, he only has a brief cameo near the beginning of the arc. He becomes more important to the story once more in Stone Ocean.
- The Dreaded: He was already dreaded enough in SC. And later everybody fears Jotaro due to his fearsome intellect and mastery of one of the most powerful Stands in the setting.
- Becomes something of a plot point in Part 4; the main antagonist, after a brief skirmish with Jotaro dreads running into him so much that the full potential of his Stand was designed around not wanting to encounter him, or so he says.
- Eleventh Hour Ranger: In Part 6.
- Establishing Character Moment: The moment he discovers his Stand, he decides to stay in jail so he can safely research it in case his power turns out to be too dangerous. This establishes that he's a Badass Bookworm and that he's a good person despite being a delinquent.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Despite being callous and generally kind of a jerk, he's willing to go to the depths of Cairo to stop Dio from controlling his mom.
- Even Delinquency Has Standards/Wife-Basher Basher: Jotaro casually admits without angst that he's a bad person, but even he has lines he won't cross in his first battle with Kakyoin:
"Look. No one ever said Jotaro Kujo was a nice guy. I beat the crap out of people, more than I have to; some of them are still in the hospital. I've had idiot teachers who liked to talk big, so I taught them a lesson... and they never came back to class. If I go to a restaurant and the food's bad, I make it a policy to stiff 'em with the bill. But... even a bastard like me can spot true evil when he sees it! True evil are those who use the weak for their own gain, then crush them with their foot when they're through! Especially an innocent woman! And that is exactly what you've done, isn't it?! And your Stand gets to hide from the victim, the law and the consequences! That's why... I will judge you myself!"
- Expy: Jotaro's◊ capless◊ scenes◊ from the OVA are reminiscent of Kenshiro. May be intentional or not, but if it's any help, Araki himself has stated in interviews that he's a North Star fan.
- Foreshadowing: Jotaro's hat has an emblem with a "halt" or "stop" handsign. His stand shows the ability to stop time at the end of Stardust Crusaders.
- Friend to All Children: Implied. For a person who is prone to outbursts towards people he doesn't like, Jotaro is shown to be surprisingly patient with with children. He dives after Anne to save her from a shark and Dark Blue Moon both times without hesitation, and never yells at her in spite of her disruptive antics. During the Yellow Temperance battle, he promises to buy a boy a new ice cream after taking one from him despite being in the middle of a fight.
- Glass Cannon: Star Platinum's Time Stop Ability actually takes a toll on Jotaro's heart. But, because he used it rather frequently, that by Stone Ocean he is much weaker, which by extension, according to the rules of Stands, affects Star Platinum: The World's durability from A, the highest possible rank, to E, the lowest rank a Stand could achieve.
- Genius Bruiser: He eventually earns a Ph.D. in marine biology, but even in his later years is capable of dishing out a beating.
- Hell, the guy wrote his dissertation while he was hunting down a Stand using serial killer. He became a doctor on his down time.
- Guile Hero: Big time. Jotaro doesn't defeat the bad guys by beating the shit out of them, he does it by outsmarting them. He beats the shit out of them after they're defeated.
- The Hero: The most active hero in the canon - he plays a significant role in three of the stories.
- Heroic Build: Star Platinum is ripped and built much like Jonathan or Joseph in part 2, but Jotaro himself downplays by being more lean compared to his grandfather and great-great grandfather despite all 3 having the same height.
- Hidden Depths: Contrary to what one would expect, he is quite learned for a violent delinquent, though he admits some of his detective skills come from watching a lot of Columbo. When the group meets her, Enya is hesitant to confront him directly because she knows he might be intelligent enough to see through her deceptions.
- His favorite film is 'Never Cry Wolf', which speaks volumes about him.
- David Production is fond of adding little moments like having Jotaro read a Marine Life magazine while waiting for Polnareff's haircut to finish. At least as far the anime is concerned, Jotaro's always been interested in Marine sea life and the sea.
- I Never Told You My Name: Jotaro does this to expose Enya Geil as a servant of Dio. He had already gotten suspicious of her when she addressed Joseph by name (she quickly claimed she heard Polnareff address Joseph), then was confirmed at how she knew his own name as it was never uttered by any of the rest of the group nor did he tell her. Enya quickly claims she knew Jotaro's name because she saw him sign his name in the guest book. Jotaro would've slightly believed it, if he didn't sign himself in as "Qtaro", thus exposing her lie.
- Iconic Outfit: Jotaro's chain collared uniform and hat combo. He also retained this style of hat and trench in the next parts.
- Identical Grandson: To Joseph apparently; so much so that Josuke's mother leapt onto Jotaro with a flying embrace, telling him how much she has missed him.
- Made odd by the fact that while Jotaro does resemble Joseph when he was 20 years old, Old Joseph in Stardust Crusaders (a mere 5 years after he slept with Miss Higashikata) looks nothing like his younger self.
- In Series Nick Name: Again, JoJo.
- Internal Homage: Star Platinum looks like an amalgamation of Bruford and the Pillar Men.
- It's All About Me: Jotaro starts out like this, being completely self absorbed and uncaring of anyone but himself. Fortunately, thanks to his mother and the Crusaders he grows out of this trope learning to care about others.
- Japanese Delinquents: Interestingly enough, the only time that he apparently went to prison was when he voluntarily walked into a cell.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yes, he's a street punk who disproportionately beats up people, and he's quick to get annoyed by people who fawn over him, but he's ultimately a good guy at heart, and he absolutely Would Not Hit a Girl. His mother alludes to this before she falls into a coma.
- Goes into Gentle Giant territory when he runs into Josuke's mother when looking for him, despite Tomoko confusing him for Joseph and squeals with tears in his arms, the kind of thing that sends him into a angry shout. He instead calmly breaks that he is not Joseph but is here in place of him, and upon leaving, sincerely offers condolences for the trauma she has recently been through.
- Kiai: "ORA ORA ORA ORA!"
- Leitmotif: During the anime, you just know a beatdown is to come when you hear the song "Stardust Crusaders" playing as Steely Dan found out the hard way. He even retains this in Part 4.
- Lightning Bruiser/Swiss-Army Superpower: Through the Boring, but Practical application of being a spirit/ghost/thing with Super Strength and precision, Star Platinum is essentially Superman minus the eye beams:
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Star Platinum can make a perfect photocopy of a microscopically sized fly in a photograph, that no other Stand or technology could find. That plus the fact that it was able to find said fly in the first place.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Seems to have really good eyesight, with which Jotaro makes some really good long distance throws.
- In a Single Bound: Star Platinum himself can more or less fly, but like other Stand-users Jotaro can only channel his strength in bursts that allow him to leap.
- Intangible Man: Star Platinum is usually a ghostly presence, but can be become rock solid whenever Jotaro feels like it. It's not really useful for anything other than making him portable, until Jotaro is able to channel Star Platinum within his body. At which point, Jotaro can use it to manipulate his insides or to defend from internal damage.
- Super Speed: Can move almost instantaneously; for instance, he can retrieve items fast enough to make it seem like they teleported into Jotaro's hand. This or the momentum caused by this may be what allows him to continue moving when time is stopped.
- Super Strength: Star Platinum can lift and throw a small building, after ripping it off the tower it was standing on.
- Super Toughness: Jotaro is eventually able to activate Star Platinum inside of him, which gives him a generous buffer against damage. The same effect is otherwise achieved by reflexively summoning the Stand right between him and whatever is about to hit him.
- He somehow loses this by Part 6. It's implied that using his Time Stop too often weakened his heart, and by extension his Stand.
- Vacuum Mouth/Super Breath: This is what he used in order to finish Enya Geil and her Stand Justice.
- Ludicrous Melee Accuracy: Star Platinum is not only strong and fast, it has the Super Senses and motor precision to do things like surgically remove a brain-infesting parasite with no medical training, master the timing in a baseball video game in minutes, and stop and start a human heart by hand.
- Man in White: In Diamond is Unbreakable and Vento Aureao when he's seen during his cameo in the latter part, as he has switched from a black coat. black hat, black pants and shoes to a white version of the aforementioned clothing artifacts. with only his shirt retaining any sort of actual color. in the live-action Part 4 movie, even his shirt (worn underneath his coat) has been changed to being gray to fit with his apparel of choice. with only his belts and shoes providing any contrast◊.
- Meaningful Name: Besides being called JoJo, Jotaro's name is a reference to the tarot cards in part 3.
- Mission Control: To Koichi in Part 5.
- Nerves of Steel: Able to bluff Daniel J. D'Arby into folding a game of poker for the souls of himself and everyone he loves through his sheer confidence, when Daniel had the entire adventuring-party dead to all rights holding Four Kings while JoJo didn't even have a hand period.
- Nice Hat: Although just a school boy's cap, Jotaro's fashioned a few charms to it. However, the main reason why it's cool is because of how it's missing the back. Then again, over the course of the series, the exact place the hat ends and hair begins becomes so blurred, it eventually becomes a part of his head.
- Exaggerated in the recent adaptation, where it almost seems to be literally that. Not only Jotaro not lose his hat while he was drowning in a whirlpool, he later congratulates N'Doul for managing to knock it off with a claw made of water, even Lampshading the previous run-in with water.
- When he recovers his hat after his battle with N'Doul, we can see that only the rearmost part of the hat is actually ripped off, making this property all the stranger.
- Araki himself said in an interview that Jotaro's hat is a part of himself, which is why he never intentionally takes it off. It also makes him easy to recognize even when viewed from behind.
- Exaggerated in the recent adaptation, where it almost seems to be literally that. Not only Jotaro not lose his hat while he was drowning in a whirlpool, he later congratulates N'Doul for managing to knock it off with a claw made of water, even Lampshading the previous run-in with water.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His design and moves have a bit of a Michael Jackson influence to it.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He killed Dio to rescue his mother from dying, but this would lead to his own death at the hands of Pucci, Dio's best friend.
- Nominal Hero: Has shades of it early on, where he's given something of a foul-mouthed, misogynistic streak. It's pretty much forgotten after the first few episodes, but was an unusual aspect of his character nonetheless.
- Non-Indicative Name: There's Magician Red, Silver Chariot, Hierophant Green, Hermit Purple, in EVERY media, Star Platinum has been coloured green, blue and even purple! Not a single trace of being colored silver or white.
- Not Good with People: A bit more patient with animals than he is with people. This kind of attitude, unfortunately, cost the love of his daughter.
Jotaro: (to Koichi) Eh, he [Josuke] deserved it. If you don't wanna get unnecessary attention, you [must] stop dressing like that... and that hair... I'm rather pissed at the kid as well. The turtle got killed and he didn't do a thing about it.
- No Social Skills: Even after he stops swearing at people he has trouble picking up social cues and understanding what he's supposed to do in social interaction. Koichi comments that attempting small talk with Jotaro is even more uncomfortable than hanging out with Rohan.
- Not That Kind of Doctor: Jotaro has a Ph.D in Marine Biology and wrote his thesis about Starfish while in Morioh during Part 4.
- Oh, Crap!: Noticing that Pucci can see inside his stopped time is shown to visibly disconcert him.
- Older and Wiser: When he returns in Diamond Is Unbreakable, he's more level-headed and less explosive than during his younger days.
- Older Than They Look: He appears to get younger later in the series, in spite of having a teenage daughter. Having the power of a Stand slows aging and apparently makes you younger in Jotaro's case.
- One-Liner: One of the few cracks in his extremely stoic personality is his love of delivering hammy and downright cheesy one-liners to people he's intent on beating up. Because of this, some fans have guessed that the reason he's so silent is due to thinking up new one-liners all the time.
- Papa Wolf: One of the few times his stoicism breaks and he shows any emotion is when his daughter is attacked. He also tried to keep her away from the insanity that is the Joestar lifestyle at the cost of their relationship
- Perpetual Frowner: He has two settings: impassive and angry.
- Power Up Let Down: Star Platinum: The World's time stoppage isn't as good as it sounds. It was a gamebreaker in Dio's hands because his Vampire stamina allowed him to hold the time-stop for a consistent 5-10 seconds and actually accomplish something in that time with his super-speed and super-strength. Jotaro doesn't have the constitution to use it for longer than a few seconds on average (though he can push himself if desperate), nor can he spam it like Dio could, and can only get in a couple of free attacks. He has to be a lot more strategic about using it.
- Rage Breaking Point: DIO, we know you were desperate, but you really shouldn't have drained Joseph.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
- Rated M for Manly: The manliest 17 year-old you'll ever see.
- Reincarnation: In the 2000s OVA Jotaro is implied to be a reincarnated Jonathan.
- Real Men Hate Affection: Deconstructed in Part 6. Stone Ocean shows that if you persist on being an emotionally-lacking fencepost who doesn't smile, cry, hug your children, and tell them that you love them, they will grow up to HATE you. In other words, emotionless and cynical Nineties Anti Heroes grow up to be loser-fathers if they remain emotionless and cynical Nineties Anti Heroes into adulthood.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Wears a purple tanktop under his jacket in Part 3. Averted in the anime, where it's more into the dull-green territory.
- Played Straight in Diamond Is Unbreakable's Anime Adaption, where his second outfit has a dark pink shirt, along with the trench coat being a slightly lighter shade of dark pink on the inside.
- Refusal of the Call: In the first episode of the anime, Joseph tries to recruit Jotaro to fight against Dio. Jotaro's reaction to the story pretty much sells it.
What do you want me to say? "Okay gramps, let's go find this Dio!" Who would believe such an absurd story?!
- School Uniforms Are the New Black
"We're students, so we should look like students."
- Lampshaded when asked why he and Kakyoin are still wearing theirs on a road trip to Egypt:
- It comes up again shortly after the heroes defeat ZZ. Jotaro had sacrificed his jacket to make ZZ think an attack had succeeded. As they're headed through Pakistan, Joseph expresses amazement that Jotaro was able to get a Japanese student jacket there. Jotaro simply replies, " 100% Sheep wool" - he had one woven.
- Series Mascot: Out of all the JoJos, he has the most appearances, having appeared in every part since his introduction up to the Cosmic Retcon usually in a major supporting role. America-wise, he's the first character that is brought up when people think of the series and is recognized by most fans as the absolute most badass protagonist of the series.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Does not exactly have the cleanest mouth in his teen years — not even his own mother is safe.
Joseph: Jotaro, don't you dare call your mom a bitch! And, Holly, stop smiling when he calls you that!"
- Slasher Smile: Star Platinum displays an impressive example◊ before he beats up Alessi.
- Smoking Is Cool: Cool enough to drive an opponent into insanity, even.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The first JoJo people think about in this series is Jotaro. Especially so in America, as Part 3 and the Capcom game based on it are the only things from the series officially translated into English. Hilarously, Jotaro himself is upstaged in Part 3 by Polnareff.
- Static Character: When all things are considered, Jotaro in part 3 is hardly developed in comparison to his Grandfather Joseph, and his Uncle Josuke. However, much like Jonathan, this is not considered a bad thing, as Jotaro's awesomeness is why he's well loved.
- The Stoic: He doesn't think showing emotions is necessary because he assumes people can tell what he feels by looking at him. Understandably, this causes misunderstandings with people, including with his own daughter, who assumed he didn't care about her.
- When playing an incredibly high stakes poker game with his opponent, a skilled gambler and cheater, is completely unable to get a bead on Jotaro's poker face, which just so happens to be his default expression that he wears all day
- Not So Stoic: He freaks out when his mother tries to get out of bed after she's affected by Dio's curse and laughs with Kakyoin and Polnareff when they find out Arabia Fats's weakness. Later he gets furious when he sees Joseph killed in front of him, and when Dio drains his blood.
- The face he pulls when Jolyne is wounded before his eyes in the fight against Jongalli A could best be described as pure homicidal rage. Yes, even Jotaro can be a Papa Wolf.
- Tranquil Fury: During his battle with Dio, Jotaro often monologued about how pissed off he was and even credits his victory to that, yet the entire time he looked fairly cold and calculated as usual, to the point he lets the battle end in a honourable Mexican Standoff.
- His Voice Actor, Daisuke Ono, says remembering this was a key component to voicing the character properly. He said that Jotaro was someone who was cool on the outside, but internally was "white hot".
- Triple Shifter: Not only is Jotaro a research professor, he's also heavily involved with the Speedwagon Foundation's work and investigations. His personal life has suffered for it.
- Unstoppable Rage: After DIO drank Joseph's blood, he essentially was unbeatable. Or rather he would have been, if this hadn't been Jotaro's final straw.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Or so Holly would like to think. However, when Alessi de-aged him to about seven years old, Jotaro was still capable of seriously pounding him, and still had his not-accepting-any-nonsense mentality. Which, given the way Set works, he must have had when he was a little kid. It's possible that he was always a mix of sweet and uncompromising, and the "uncompromising" part just worked its way to prominence without Holly taking account of it. Either that or Holly is simply in denial or a big case of being an Open-Minded Parent.
- We do see pictures of a younger Jotaro smiling next to his mother, which lends support to the former theory.
- Set's power affected its victims' bodies instantly, but their minds gradually (as seen with Polnareff's memory "resetting" back to childhood over time). So another possibility might be that Jotaro still possessed his normal mental faculties and beat the snot out of Alessi before his mind regressed.
- We do see pictures of a younger Jotaro smiling next to his mother, which lends support to the former theory.
- Vocal Evolution: Daisuke's original voice for Star Platinum in All-Star Battle had a slightly deeper and more subdued pitch than his Anime version, where it's more like he's yelling in his lowest pitch and sounds more like Jotaro.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Compare him with his mom and especially his grandfather.
- Weirdness Magnet: On top of being subject to the "stand users attract other stand users" rule, Jotaro also painted a bullseye on himself when he killed a highly charismatic vampire with many devoted followers. This eventually became enough of an issue that he divorced his wife.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: His own father wasn't around often, due to being a jazz musician that was frequently on tour. Not that he seems to resent him for this, but he clearly didn't understand most people need a dad while growing up. This affects his and Jolyne's relationship in Stone Ocean, as he just sort of assumed that his daughter would inherently know that his almost constant absence was to keep her and her mother out of the Stand-related trouble he regularly dealt with.
- Wolverine Publicity: Oh, hell yes. Given his Breakout Character infamy, in any material that covers multiple stories of the series, he is given top billing as the JoJo.
- World's Strongest Man: Post-Part 3, but in JoJo's world, you rarely win with strength alone.
- "Post"-Part 3, nothing. One must remember: all it took for Jotaro to turn the fight around annihilate a Stand-wielding, time-stopping vampire powered by two of the strongest Ripple warriors who ever lived, each of which whom could rip through a group grown man like tissue paper, was getting good and pissed. Somewhat sadly, it would seem he lost his ability to lose his shit on opponents sometime between Parts 3 and 4.
- You Can't Fight Fate: During the Oingo and Boingo arc of Stardust Crusaders Boingo makes a prediction using Thoth that Jotaro would die by having his face split in two however at the end of the arc Oingo is seemingly the true victim of Thoth's prediction whilst disguised as Jotaro. However as shown later on in Diamond is Unbreakable (due to Bites the Dust) and Stone Ocean Jotaro dies with the same split in his face from Thoth's initial prediction. Meaning that Jotaro was always destined to die that way it just took longer then Boingo expected.
- You Don't Look Like You: In the prequel OVAs made in 2000. Seriously, if it weren't for his outfit, Jotaro would look like a completely different character◊!
- You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry: Holy shit.
- Younger Than They Look: He doesn't look 17 in Part 3. This makes his appearance in Part 6 ironic, as he does actually look like as old as he should have been in Part 3.
Joseph Joestar (Stand: Hermit Purple)
See part 2
Muhammad Avdol (Stand: Magician's Red)
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (TV anime), Masashi Ebara (All-Star Battle), Akio Ohtsuka (CD drama), Kiyoshi Kobayashi (OVA), Hisao Egawa (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Chris Tergliafera (TV anime) (English)An Egyptian fortuneteller befriended by Joseph. He is named after Paula Abdul. Wields the Stand Magician's Red, named after the Magician tarot card, capable of generating fire-based attacks. These attacks are often used at a distance, and are still decently effective at short range. Avdol eventually learns to turn his fire into different shapes and launch them at high speeds.
- Badass Baritone: In most, if not all, adaptations.
- Badass Longcoat/Badass Longrobe: His red coat falls in the middle of these two tropes.
- Black Dude Dies First: Twice! First, against Hol Horse and J. Geil's Hanged Man; later by Vanilla Ice.
- Calling Your Attacks:
- Color Character: Magician's Red. Avdol is also associated with the color himself given all the red he wears.
- Cool Old Guy: Though we aren't sure of how old he is.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Yeah, he was Saved by the Fans, but eventually he got killed so fast, he barely had time to react and save Polnareff.
- Ethnic Magician: Black and Egyptian.
- Finger Wag: Accompanied by a "tsk tsk tsk"
- Fortune Teller: Averted; he is an avid fortune-teller, but he avoids all the personality traits associated with the trope.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He could have theoretically saved himself, but decided to save Polnareff instead, at the cost of his own life.
Muhammad Avdol!!YES! I AM!
- I Am Not Left-Handed: During his fight with Judgment he reveals he's been holding back as he was guarding his injured shoulder. While the enemy stand was initially beating him and Polnareff, Magician's Red crushes its shoulder and arm in one hit after this revelation.
- It's Personal: Averted, Unlike Jotaro and Joseph who seek to save Holly, Polnareff who wants to avenge his mind control and Iggy who lost a foot to DIO's pet bird, Avdol has no personal reason for fighting DIO, just a desire to stop such an evil being from thriving.
- Large Ham: Strangely, he's at his hammiest when he's explaining something.
- Mr. Exposition:Knows a lot about stands and the places that the Crusaders go to.
- Not Quite Dead: That headshot that caused his first death actually only scratched him.
- Out of Focus: Where to begin? Oh yeah. He gets seemingly killed off in the first half of Part 3 and stays that way until the last few episodes of it. Then in the other half, he gets involved in three fights (with the other crusaders as the focus of said fights) after that, the second of which he gets taken out along with Kakyoin and has to stay in the hospital for another episode. Then he gets killed again!, for real this time! And in one hit, before the fight even started.
- Playing with Fire: Magician's Red's power is fire-based.
- Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When DIO is recruiting Stand users he approached Avdol. As soon as Avdol sees DIO's hair tentacles, he jumps through a window and high tails it rather than join or fight him.
- The Smart Guy: Well, at least to a bigger extent than the rest of the guys (except Polnareff). He's the resident exposition guy and also the team's main guide in the different countries they visit.
- For some reason, Avdol seems to know a lot of Dio's assassins by reputation, and has at least heard a bit about their powers.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Any possible iteration of M(o/u)ha(m/mm)(a/e)d A(b/v)d(o/u)l. According to the way his name is written in the original Japanese (モハメド・アヴドゥル), it's supposed to be Mohamed Avdol.
- The Stoic: Downplayed, Avdol keeps a stone faced calmness, but he's able to emote well with his companions and ham it up when necessary.
- Tarot Motifs: The Magician. Avdol actually shows many of the positive aspects of the Magician — initiative, confidence, manipulation, and realizing one's potential. He also represents the Magician's being Tarot I, Avdol is the first person to properly use his Stand, the first person to start a fight in Stardust Crusaders, the first to meet DIO, and the first of the Crusaders to die.
- Team Dad: you would think Joseph would fit this, but him being a Trickster Mentor at best means that Avdol fits this trope better than Joseph ever would. This is especially notorious in his relationship with Polnareff, who he constantly tries to school into better judgement.
- The Reliable One: also one of the most stable and clear-headed characters (not as stoic as Jotaro, but more sensible in general than Joseph or Polnareff).
- Younger Than They Look: According to Word of God, Avdol is supposed to be in his late 20s, but his experiences with Stands (along with Araki's art-style back then) made his face harden, making him look much older than he is.
Noriaki Kakyoin (Stand: Hierophant Green)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Koji Yusa (All-Star Battle), Show Hayami (CD drama), Hirotaka Suzuoki (OVA), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (TV anime) (English)A high school student who is temporarily mind-controlled by one of Dio's flesh buds. Once freed, he joins the JoJo team in their quest to defeat Dio and save Holly Joestar. Wields the Stand Hierophant Green, named after the Hierophant card, which can generate emerald-based attacks and stretch itself. Most notably, it can leak a strange fluid from his hands, which can then be solidified and be shot out at high-speeds, ripping anyone who crosses its path to shreds.
- Absolute Cleavage: A male example when he's wearing his pajamas.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Goes from having bright pink hair in the manga to brown hair in the OVA and red hair in the TV anime.
- Alternate Character Reading: His first name can be read as Tenmei.
- Anti-Villain: The Villain in Name Only variant when he was introduced. Kakyoin was never evil, just brainwashed by DIO's flesh buds.
- Badass Baritone: The new TV anime gives him a rather deep voice, in contrast to his voices in the OVA, Heritage for the Future and All Star Battle.
- Bishōnen: Though only in comparison to the other main characters. The art style of Part 3 doesn't make him look particularly "pretty", but he's less "built like a tractor" than every other guy in this series and he has quite a few female admirers In-Universe. Fanartists like to portray him as a completely straight example.
- This is, however, played quite straight when Araki draws him in his new art style.
- Blob Monster: Hierophant Green.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: The first of DIO's mind slaves that was introduced.
- Cassandra Truth: During the Death 13 arc no one will believe him that the baby that's with them is the Stand user.
- The Charmer: Kakyoin is handsome, calm, polite, and friendly, which comes in handy, because he usually is the one who has to clean up Jotaro's messes.
- Chick Magnet
- Crazy Enough to Work: His plan to defeat Steely Dan's The Lover's is to have Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot shrink to a microscopic level and enter Joseph's blood stream to perform brain surgery...Yes, seriously.
- Combat Tentacles: Hierophant Green can disassemble itself into tendrils to attack and block.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Where's Caesar was proud and prone to acting on emotion, but preferred to look as a suave lady charmer, Kakyoin is a smart, strategic fighter who doesn't hide behind a fake persona. Also while Caesar was antagonistic towards Joseph due to their bloodlines and clashing personalities, Kakyoin is antagonistic only because he's being brainwashed by Dio. Both die in similar ways but different reasons. Caesar goes out boldly, refusing to abandon his pride as he passes the torch onto Joseph, while Kakyoin figures out Dio's abilities and dies exposing it. Interestingly Joesph arrives after Caesar dies where's he sees first hand Kakyoin die.
- Color Character: Hierophant Green, and Kakyoin always wears his custom green school uniform.
- Cool Shades: Gets a pair after he gets scars across his eyes from N'Doul.
- Death by Flashback: A downplayed version, as is only an narration in both third and first-person, but give us his Friendless Background. In the exact same chapter, Dio gives Kakyoin the fatal blow.
- Defeat Means Friendship; Justified. Kakyoin was never evil, only brainwashed. In addition, Kakyoin is willing to join Jotaro's dangerous mission because he had never met anyone else that could see his Stand, and is overjoyed to have friends that could understand him.
- Dying Clue: Provides the heroes with vital information on the nature of Dio's powers.
- '80s Hair: He has a mullet aside from his bang.
- Friendless Background: Notes that he doesn't feel like he can relate to people without Stands, and thus never really had the desire to make friends most of his life.
- Foil: To Jotaro, in both fighting style and appearance, With JoJonium going into detail that Kakyoin is the honor role type student to Jotaro's Delinquent and having a long range stand in contrast to Jotaro's short range.
- Heel–Face Turn: Mainly because he was never evil in the first place.
- Irony: When he was evil, Kakyoin used his Stand to turn people into his puppets, while at the same time, Kakyoin himself was just a mere puppet of DIO.
- The Greatest Story Never Told: Thanks to Death 13's amnesia powers only him and Mannish Boy remember their fight.
- Gemstone Assault: "Emerald Splash!"
- The Heart: He's the most sensible and calm of the group and constantly tries to prevent the others from taking rash decisions (see him trying to stop the others from kicking villagers during the ZZ Top fight).
- Kick the Dog: To prove himself a part of DIO's Junior League of Evil, Brainwashed-Kakyoin's first action was to force a nurse to rip out a few students' eyes.
- Killed Off for Real: Which carries over into the fighting game; apparently, Kakyoin is destined to die no matter the circumstances.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Sort of. While evil, Kakyoin forced a nurse to rip out some helpless student's eyes; fast forward to Egypt, and N'Doul almost fatally blinds him.
- Last Breath Bullet: And wasn't even aimed at Dio Brando, but still proved pivotal in defeating him.
- The Lancer: Becomes this to Jotaro after Jotaro saves him from Dio's flesh bud.
- Likes Older Women: Briefly mentioned that Jotaro's mother was beautiful. This became a bit of a meme among JoJo fans.
- Might Makes Right: While under DIO's influence, Kakyoin responds to Jotaro's statement that even a Jerk Ass like himself knows what evil is like by stating that history is written by the winners, and thus it is the defeated who are truly evil. Jotaro then throws that statement back in Kakyouin's face (via a flurry of punches).
- Mr. Fanservice: Aside from having Bishounen looks, he has a borderline hourglass figure, and his pajamas expose his cleavage. Even lampshaded In-Universe, where a man in India finds him handsome and offers to sell him a tattoo since he believes he'll look good in one.
- My Fist Forgives You: Does this after Polnareff acknowledges that he let his desire for revenge overwhelm him during the Hanged Man fight, currently the page image.
- Nerves of Steel: Kakyoin always stays calm and reliable no matter how pear-shaped the situation is. He's even able to keep his cool while dying, and deduce the power of DIO's Stand at the same time.
- New Transfer Student: How he's first introduced and to make it obvious that he was evil.
- Nice Guy: Probably the most outwardly nice member of Team JoJo.
- Obviously Evil: When he was brainwashed.
- People Puppets: Hierophant Green's most amoral power is that it can force itself into someone, turning them into Kakyoin's meat puppets.
- Put on a Bus: Is in the hospital for the majority of the Egypt arc due to N'Doul.
- The Bus Came Back: He returns by the time Iggy leads the group to Dio's mansion.
- Redhead In Green: In quite a few artworks and in the anime.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: Kakyoin is unusually attached to his school uniform - he even sunbathes in it.
- Spiritual Successor: To the Zeppeli bloodline. He fits all of the criteria from sacrificing his life to give the hero the clue needed to defeat the Big Bad from having his good ending being dying, even in non-canon works and adaptations.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: When Old Joseph is teaching hand signals for scuba diving, Polnareff shows off a bizarre hand signal of his own. Kakyoin immediately recognizes it as something vulgar, and the two high-five.
Kakyoin: (after watching the hand signal) "I... can see... your... underpants?"Polnareff: "YEAH!"Old Joseph: "We're under attack and could die at any moment! Quit messing around and let's go!"
- Stripperific: Not him, but his stand, Hierophant Green, exposes a lot of what would be "skin", and wears a thong and Zettai Ryouiki.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cherries. For some reason, he has this repulsive habit of sticking out his tongue and rolling the fruit around on it ("rerorerorerorero") before eating it. He's also got a pair of cherry themed earrings.
- Torso with a View: How he dies by being punched by The World and bleeds out.
- Weak, but Skilled: His stand is not fit for physical combat at all, and it's abilities are much more basic then someone like Avdol or Iggy. However, his intelligence combined with his surprisingly cunning nature, allow him to fight and win by using tricks and strategies like Joseph of part 2 would have used.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He won't hurt Mannish Boy because he's a baby, but that doesn't mean that Kakyoin will let him be a Karma Houdini.
- Written by the Winners: When he's brainwashed, he justifies his evil saying that since he's going to win, history will make him into a hero. Jotaro shuts him up.
- You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Shows up as brown in the OVAs and red in All-Star Battle but is properly pink in the anime.
Jean-Pierre Polnareff (Stand: Silver Chariot) (Requiem, Mr. President)
Child Voice: Ayumi Fujimura (TV anime)
Adult Voice: Fuminori Komatsu (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Hiroaki Hirata (All-Star Battle), Ken Yamaguchi (CD drama), Katsuji Mori (OVA), Tsutomu Tareki (Heritage for the Future video game), Akira Negishi (Vento Aureo video game), Doug Erholtz (TV anime) (English)Another victim to Dio's mind-control buds. Once he is freed by Jotaro and company, he tags along, in the hopes of finding the man who raped and murdered his sister in cold blood. Hot-headed, impulsive, and a bit dim, Polnareff is more often than not the receiving end of the current enemy's stand and foreign toilets. Nevertheless, his sheer determination and effectiveness in battle make him a valuable addition to Team Joestar, whether the rest of his teammates admit it or not. He is named after Michel Polnareff. His stand, Silver Chariot, named after the Chariot card, has the ability to move at incredibly high speeds and is exceedingly skilled with its rapier, to the point of generating completely solid after-images, and catching 5 flying coins on its rapier. When it removes its armor, it sacrifices its decent durability for even higher speeds and can move at the speed of light. However, unlike most close-range humanoid Stands, Polnareff can't see through its eyes and has to be able to watch the combat himself to direct it effectively.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the OVA's, Polnareff joined DIO of his own free will instead of being brainwashed. He still makes a Heel–Face Turn though.
- Adorkable: He's goofy enough to rival Joseph.
- Agony of the Feet: When Fighting Vanilla Ice, cream manifests under his foot, and shaves off part of it. He's left bleeding and limping for the rest of the fight.
- Anime Hair: A column of it. Also the inspiration for Benimaru from The King of Fighters.
- Anti-Villain: The Villain in Name Only variant just like Kakyoin, though also of the Noble Villain variety when brainwashed due to his chivalry and nobility.
- Archenemy: Becomes this to Enya after he kills her son. But given what he was, it's hard to feel that Polnareff was in the wrong.
- Armor of Invincibility: One of Silver Chariot's powers is its armor, which blocks attacks and stops Polnaraff from taking damage along with his Stand.
- The Big Guy: A very weird example of the trope. He's the team's biggest guy physically, and his stand is the most physical one in terms of fighting ability, but Silver Chariot's actually a Fragile Speedster. Still, he fulfills this spot on the team.
- Bittersweet Ending/Earn Your Happy Ending: Poor Polnareff's got it tough. All indications in the final stages of Vento Aureo were that he was a Doomed Protagonist who would be Deader Than Dead after the day was saved: after getting his body killed by Diavolo, Requiem's soul-switching shenanigans popped him into the Stand-using turtle right before his soul could pass on, the effect being strictly temporary. However, after defeating Diavolo, it was revealed that the turle's Stand (Mr. President) was so powerful that it latched onto Polnareff's soul and refuses to let him die, so he gets to live on as a turtle. Could be better, could be worse; at least the stand, Mr. President, lets him hang out as his normal human self in a well-furbished trans-dimensional hotel room that anyone can visit whenever he wants.
- Borrowed Catchphrase: When the submarine attacked by High Priestess crashes into the seafloor he screams Joseph's famous "OH MY GOD!!!". Considering Joseph was knocked out somebody had to scream it. Also, during the time he's turned to a kid, he also yelled in English, "OH NO!!!", another of Joseph's phrase.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: DIO's second mind slave, though he did a much better job fighting back than Kakyoin, given that he resisted the DIO compulsion to Kick the Dog.
- Butt Monkey: The first comedic example in the series, often being the butt of many jokes and being the first to get victimized by an enemy's Stand.
- Casanova Wannabe: It's only shown occasionally though.
- The Chew Toy: If any member of the team ends up in a horrible situation, it's usually Polnareff.
- Chivalrous Pervert: While he (in Joseph's words) "thinks with his dick," he's rarely disrespectful towards women. This character trait also tends to be downplayed since Part 3 focuses more on fighting than the rest.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Polnareff isn't exactly the brightest member of Team Joestar, but whenever danger is present, he can be quite a formidable fighter.
- He was the first to figure out the trick to Diavolo's stand, and developed a very clever way to counter it. However, it ended up being for naught because King Crimson was simply too strong for it to matter.
- Death Seeker: He admits that he didn't care if he died killing J. Geil, but thanks to Avdol and Kakyoin, Polnareff learns to fight to live.
- Defeat Means Friendship: In the OVA, he wasn't even possessed by one of Dio's buds.
- Dub Name Change: The English version of All Star Battle renames him "Jean-Pierre Eiffel", a strange case as previous English-licensed JoJo works used "Polnareff" just fine.
- It's even more confusing when Eyes of Heaven has "Polnareff" removed from his name altogether, making him just Jean Pierre.
- Fortunately averted in the Crunchyroll subs and the upcoming dub of Part 3.
- Eldritch Abomination: What starts coming out of people when they are under Requiem's effects for too long. It's supposed to be because Requiem is quickening evolution to breakneck speed, though there are also indications that it has something to do with his soul-switching agenda and that Requiem is summoning them from somewhere (i.e., cutting corners on the whole "evolution" thing).
- Emotional Bruiser: He's very in touch of his emotions that he dedicated his fight over his emotions of vengeance over the death of his sister (though he got better and replaced it with fighting for his friends later), and is very Hot-Blooded and occasionally dumb or perverted moments. The bruiser part is more highlighted on how he's one of the close range/physical-oriented fighters of the group. And most of the time, he's the supplier of Manly Tears of the team.
- Expy: Let's see. A skilled fencer, on a quest for revenge for a murdered family member, with the murderer responsible having a deformed left hand. Where have I heard this story before?
- Eyepatch of Power: After Diavolo takes his eye. It actually looks like a tattoo over his eye.
- Face Death with Dignity: After failing to escape from Vanilla Ice's spiral attack, Polnareff accepts that "reality isn't that nice", bids farewell to Iggy, and tells him to flee. But then Iggy uses his remaining strength to save Polnareff.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Doomed to spend the rest of this life as a turtle by the end of Vento Aureo, not that he seems to mind. Though see Bittersweet Ending/Earn Your Happy Ending above.
- Fingore: When fighting Vanilla Ice, Cream disintegrates two of Silver Chariot's fingers causing two of Polnareff's to be sliced off. Weirdly, they're right back on after the fight.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: This is what Requiem does upon awakening to the entire population of Rome.
- Gratuitous French: He is French.
- Good Is Dumb: After joining the Crusaders, Polnareff suddenly forgot the ability to generate shadow clones of Silver Chariot. Said stand also lost its high defense, even with the armor intact.
- Heroic Albino: Kind of.
- Heroic Build: He is very buff, even more so than his team mates.
- Handicapped Badass: Courtesy of Diavolo, in part 5 Polnareff uses a wheelchair. This doesn't actually make him any weaker, in large part because his Stand doesn't need legs. (And if someone knocks the chair over, his Stand helps him right it.)
- Hot-Blooded: In a series stuffed to the gills with hot-blooded characters, Polnareff is a constant fountain of Manly Tears, Idiot Hero saves, and goofy moments. It's very hard not to like a guy who's so incredibly motivated.
- Idiot Hero: Played With. Polnareff suffers from Genre Blindness thus is prone to be fooled by women, and also tends to act before thinking. However Polnareff is a perceptive and formidable combatant against male opponents, has outsmarted his enemies more than once, and is a skilled hacker.
- Implausible Fencing Powers: Silver Chariot is capable of skewering flames on its blade, cutting through solid rock, and slicing bullets in half, along with moving so fast it appears there are eight copies of it at once.
- Irony: His favorite color is gold.
- Jerk Witha Heart Of Gold: Can be very abrasive and hot-headed, but he means well.
- Locked Out of the Loop: He's the only member of the team kept in the dark about Avdol being Not Quite Dead (because the others feared he might accidentally blab about it to the enemy.)
- Master Swordsman: Silver Chariot. Not much Polnareff himself.
- Me's a Crowd: They're actualy just afterimages, because his Stand is that fast.
- Knight in Shining Armor: How he sees himself, and it's the form Silver Chariot takes.
- Older and Wiser: When he reappears in Vento Aureo. He came a long way from the goofball he was in Stardust Crusaders.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After defeating Alessi, Polnareff actually has a chance to pursuit the romance he always wanted with the woman who took care of him when he was de-aged (named Malena in the anime). Knowing that sticking with his group without a Stand means danger (and the group last time just deported the little girl who were just tagging along for the same reason), Polnareff turns her down, pretending not to know her, and for once, he's very serious about not pursuing romance.
- Overly Long Tongue: He's fully capable of using his tongue to try to signal to his friends that Hol Horse had him at gunpoint.
- No Brows: That was never explained.
- Revenge Before Reason: Falls into this trope during his fight with J. Geil.
- Royal Rapier: Silver Chariot's Weapon of Choice.
- Running Gag: In Part 3 Polnareff is victim of a recurring gag involving bathrooms. Every time he goes to one he gets into trouble, be it an attack from the enemy or the bathroom itself. This is noted by Avdol after he has trouble in finding Mariah in a bathroom, as he comments that Polnareff is the expert with incidents regarding them.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: In the anime, he's briefly arrested for being the prime suspect in Devo the Cursed's sudden murder (which he did indeed commit, but Devo was an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer that was trying to kill him, so it evens out), but luckily manages to avoid jail time thanks to lawyers from the Speedwagon Foundation.
- Shed Armor, Gain Speed: Silver Chariot can eject its armor, revealing its true form, which comes with a massive speed boost.
- Shout-Out: Silver Chariot resembles Jagi from Fist of the North Star.
- Spanner in the Works: His going off to try confront Dio on his own after the remaining group escape from the mansion ends up throwing a wrench into Dio's endgame as if the group had tried to attack Dio en masse, all of them would've been killed by Dio's power right then and there. Thanks to him, the group end up splitting up and slowly managed to find out how Dio's power worked. By the time Jotaro finally confronts Dio head on, he's able to start getting around Dio's power. What's more, his saving Jotaro when Dio was about to kill him allowed Jotaro to get a fatal blow in on Dio.
- Staying Alive: Who else in the Jojo universe has faced both Dio and Diavolo and lived to tell the tale? He even survives death itself by his soul ending up in the turtle's body.
- Super Speed: Silver Chariot's main power is its speed, which can reach FTL speeds.
- Survivor's Guilt: He's racked with guilt over Avdol apparently dying to save him - both times.
- Undying Loyalty: Ever since the moment he joins the team, Polnareff is THE most dedicated member to taking care of his buddies. Seeing one of them hurt sends him into full-on Roaring Rampage of Revenge mode.
- Unexpected Character: As Vento Aureo becomes very stand-alone from the other Parts when Jotaro and Koichi left the scene, seeing his return there is unexpected.
- Walking Spoiler: His presence in Part 5, and his stand's evolution, Requiem.
- Worthy Opponent: He is willing to explain his abilities to Avdol during their fight, and while he is burning alive, he honors Avdol's skill, leading to him being spared and befriended.
- Youthful Freckles: When de-aged by Alessi, he is shown to have freckles as a kid.
Iggy (Stand: The Fool)
Iggy Pop. He is a haughty and rude dog and sees humans as monsters for how badly they treated him. Over the course of the story, he begins to make friends with the crew, and after the loss of his front right leg, resolves to take down Dio with the gang. His stand, the Fool, has the ability to shape-shift sand into a variety of objects, such as a hang glider. In the desert, Iggy always has a tactical advantage.
- Accidental Hero: Twice. He accidentally saves the heroes' group from Oingo and Boingo and later Jotaro and Polnareff from Anubis.
- Although, in the anime at least, his reactions afterwards imply that he is saving them on purpose.
- Action Pet: A dog that can manipulate sand.
- Actually a Doombot: A rare heroic example: Iggy's disembodied head is seen flying off after Pet Shop's attack, but it was actually just a sand-clone.
- Adaptation Expansion: The anime adds many filler scenes with him as a protagonist.
- A Death in the Limelight: Subverted in the anime. Iggy looks like he's going to die from his wounds after his first fight alone (with what looks like Really Dead Montage), but the kid he rescued from Pet Shop and a Speedwagon Foundation doctor save him.
- All Dogs Are Purebred: He's by all appearances a purebred Boston terrier, despite coming from the streets.
- Anti-Hero: A rare case for a dog character, Iggy is selfish, rude, anti-social, and very apathetic about the cause of the Crusaders. It takes Iggy losing his leg in the fight against Pet Shop to give him a personal reason to stop DIO.
- Badass Adorable: Once Art Evolution kicks in during the Pet Shop fight.
- Bizarre Taste in Food: Iggy's favorite things to chew on are coffee-flavored gum and human hair.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Depending on the version, either cut in half or kicked to death.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Of the sand-manipulating variety.
- The Drag-Along: He couldn't care less about the Joestars' mission or Dio's business. The only reason he ended up with the team was because they lured him in with his Trademark Favorite Food.
- Funny Animal Anatomy: Post Art Evolution, Iggy's face looks remarkably human-like for a dog. Also, interestingly, throughout his entire appearance, Iggy's nose looks more akin to a cat's nose than a dog's.
- Gass Hole: He likes clinging to people's faces and farting on them.
- Go Out with a Smile: Blink and you miss it, but after rescuing Polnareff, he gives him a small smile before succumbing to his injuries.
- Gonk: When he was first introduced, he looked rather ugly for a dog. As the series progressed, however, he developed more human-like facial features.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Vannila Ice's courtesy in the OVA.
- Heroic Dog: Despite his anti-social behavior.
- Heroic Neutral: All he wants is to live a peaceful life, and get a cute doggy girlfriend.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dies battling against Vanilla Ice in order to save Polnareff.
- Intellectual Animal: A recurring trait of the animals with Stand powers. This is demonstrated by the intricate sand constructions he is capable of creating, including an almost perfect Dio duplicate, despite having never seen Dio.
- Ironic Nickname: His Stand's name is The Fool, but going by the meaning of that card in the Tarot deck, it represents unpredictability, among other things. Polnareff, being... Polnareff, thought someone with the Fool for a Stand must be a "similar" dunce.
- That actually sort of applies anyway; according to Jotaro and Avdol, the Fool stand is more powerful when wielded by a weak user.
- Jerkass: The meanest and most anti-social Boston Terrier you will ever meet.
- Hidden Heart of Gold: He'll act like an ass, but he isn't cold enough to abandon a friend or dog-lover. He also sacrifices himself to save Polnareff, which is a far cry from his initial attitude when he was first introduced.
- Life-or-Limb Decision: Forced to bite his own forefoot off in the fight with Pet Shop.
- Made of Iron: Averted. Every time Iggy is injured, it has lasting consequences. In the anime, his death is caused by getting beaten up by normal human strength.
- Mr. Muffykins: He's a Boston Terrier, after all.
- Pokémon Speak: Some of the sounds he makes during the anime sound suspiciously like his name.
- Progressively Prettier: Iggy's face when first introduced was rather far into the Uncanny Valley, basically being a realistic dog's face with creepy, proportionally-oversized human eyes. He also tended to drool with his tongue sticking out and casting a Thousand-Yard Stare. When fighting Pet Shop, his face and range of expressions become more uniformally human, but also more stylized. Perhaps it was so Araki would have an easier time conveying what Iggy was feeling during that battle. The blatant difference has become a staple of his character: In the Heritage for the Future fighting game, his "child" form while in Sethan's thrall is simply himself pre-Art Evolution. "Ugly" Iggy is his only alternate costume in All-Star Battle. In the anime, he starts out pre-Art Evolution and subtly changes design every episode until he matches his post-Pet Shop fight one.
- Spanner in the Works: Often plays this role, appropriately enough for a character representing the Fool card.
- Squishy Wizard: Despite having the power of a Stand, he is still just a dog physically. Once incapacitated, Vanilla Ice kills him with a few hard kicks to the chest, something the other Crusaders could have survived.
- Suddenly Voiced: For the most part, Iggy acts like a dog would: He just barks. But when there's no humans around, he's suddenly talking like a talking dog, moving his jaws and all. There's a reason he has voice actors early on this entry.
- The anime explains this as the audience being able to hear and see his inner monologue as speech.
- Team Pet & Sixth Ranger: A particularly jerkish version of both archetypes.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Coffee-flavored bubble gum.
- Uplifted Animal: He has human intelligence thanks to gaining a Stand, though he's still unable to speak.
Holy Kujo, née Joestar
Voiced by: Reiko Takagi (TV anime), Rika Fukami (CD drama), Rei Sakuma (OVA episodes 1-3), Arisa Ando (OVA episode 11 onward) (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (TV anime) (English)The daughter of Joseph and Suzi Q and mother of Jotaro. She develops a stand along with the other Joestars, but due to her low power, it is both too weak to fully manifest but strong enough to sap her life force and act as a debilitating illness.
- The Cameo: She has a cameo as a child during the first TV anime's epilogue.
- Daddy's Girl: Oh yeah. So much she can come off as a Woman Child.
- Doting Parent: Bordering on My Beloved Smother, at least in Jotaro's opinion.
- Genki Girl: She's pretty energetic for her age.
- Green Thumb: Considering her Stand had vines growing out of her, its presumed this is what it could've been if she had more fighting power to control it. Makes sense considering Joseph's own Stand power.
- Ill Girl: Her Stand-related illness is what drives the plot in Stardust Crusaders.
- Mum Looks Like a Sister: She doesn't look (or act) at all like a woman in her 40s.
- Nice Girl: Indeed and a plot point toward Kakyoin's Heel–Face Turn.
- Open-Minded Parent: Doesn't seem to mind her son's behavior much at all, referring to him as a sweet kid and being amused at being called a bitch.
- The Pollyanna: Keeps a cheerful disposition even though her husband is frequently away and her son is cold towards her.
- Power Incontinence: Lacks the fighting power necessary to maintain a Stand and as such it's slowly sapping away her life force.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only seen at the beginning of the story, but her illness puts more urgency into finding Dio before her Stand kills her.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is spelled variously as Holly or Holy depending on the translation. Most fan translations and the OVA dub use Holly, which is supported by the plant-like nature of her Stand and the fact that Holly benefits from being an actual name. The official manga translation and various side merchandise use Holy, which is supported by her choice of Japanese name since the Japanese words for "holly" and "holy" are very different. The 2014 anime's official subs compromise by naming her Holly and explaining that it's derived from "holy" versus the plant.
- Spoiled Sweet: She's coddled a lot by Joseph, much to Jotaro's current irritation.
- Stacy's Mom: Kakyoin is a bit sweet on her, leading to many MILF-chaser Kakyoin jokes by the fanbase.
- Stepford Smiler: Puts on a brave face because she doesn't want her family to worry about her.
Voiced: Motomu Kiyokawa (TV anime)The Joestar family's butler for the past 30 years.
- Battle Butler: He is the driver and butler of the Joestar Family. Beats down several yakuza men when they attack Suzi Q.
- Cool Old Guy: He is a skilled fighter on his own, managing to defeat a Yakuza member with ease.
- Undying Loyalty: Due to his time as a butler, he grows close to the family, even suffering greatly when Holy Kujo becomes sick.
Anne (Runaway Girl)
Voiced: Rie Kugimiya (TV anime), Konami Yoshida (CD drama), Junko Takeuchi (Heritage for the Future video game)A runaway girl that tags along with the heroes, while being a minor annoyance in their travels.
- Adaptation Expansion: When she is sent back to Hong Kong after the fight with ZZ, all that consists of that moment is a brief mention in a single panel in the manga which some may easily miss and wonder what happened to her as she completely disappears afterwards. In the tv anime, a proper farewell of her boarding and flying on a plane was added, along with a notably mature lecture given by Joseph on their mission and why she can't come along with them.
- Boisterous Weakling: While she's certainly feisty, as a little girl without a Stand, there's not a lot Anne can actually do in a fight.
- The Load: Except while the heroes are in Singapore, she always gets attacked, and the situation with ZZ makes it abundantly clear that she's only hampering Jotaro's quest. In fact, they knew this back in Singapore, and thought they could safely leave her there without her following. Nope. However, after defeating ZZ, they get her on a plane back to Hong Kong, so she definitely can't chase them.
- No Name Given: In the manga, she's just known as the "runaway girl". In fact, her name is not even given in the character catalogues that usually give names to characters and Stands left nameless in the series.
- Named by the Adaptation: The anime adaptation gives her the name of Anne.
- The Runaway: Anne wanted to travel the world, believing that posing as a boy would make it easier. She then runs away, claiming that the age she is now is the best to travel.
- Shower Scene: She takes a shower in Forever's Stand-bound ship, Strength. Forever, acting like a human being, lusts for Anne and corners her in the middle of her shower soon after brutally killing all the sailors. She is saved by Jotaro.
- Put on a Bus: She's put on a plane after she proves to be too much of a load.
- Precocious Crush: She eventually develops a crush on Jotaro, appreciating his looks and attitude. The anime expands that crush by showing her happy to see Jotaro greeting her one last time.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She basically fills the role that Poco from Part 1 and Smokey from Part 2 had.
- Tagalong Kid: A Deconstruction. A kid might be nice for morale, but she's going to be utterly useless if there's a fight to be had. Worse, she's usually used as the bait.
See Battle Tendency
DIO (Stand: The World + Unnamed Precognitive Stand * )
See Phantom Blood
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Some of them; Oingo, Boingo, Hol Horse, and Nukesaku in particular are extremely incompetent.
- Monster Mash: Most of the enemy stands are based on classic and slasher horror movie monsters/antagonists.
- Monster of the Week: Many of the enemy Stands Users in the manga are just speed bumps that are minor annoyances to the plot, especially Boingo and Oingo, who aren't even noticed by the protagonists. So many of them are completely expendable to the plot that the Original Video Animation cut them down from twenty-seven to seven: Forever, Hol Horse, J.Geil, Enya Geil, N'Doul, Daniel D'Arby, and Vanilla Ice.
- Only in It for the Money: Some such as Hol Horse, ZZ, Rubber Soul, Steely Dan, and Alessi outright admit their reason for accepting DIO's offer is to make money. Especially apparent in the case of Steely Dan who wasn't even paid to kill the protagonists but instead Enya and even admits he didn't need to fight them but only did so for his own personal amusement.
- Psycho for Hire: Some of the enemy Stand Users like Alessi, J. Geil, and Mannish Boy only accepted DIO's offer to take out the protagonists in order to fulfill their sadistic bloodthirst.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: In terms of power and competency, Dio's Stand users, despite their metaphysical abilities, are far lower than the Pillar Men in overall competency. The majority are either annoyances or somewhat difficult adversaries. The exceptions are Pet Shop and Vanilla Ice, who prove to be extremely, lethally competent in their work while being followed up by N'Doul and D'arby who come very close to winning their fights.
- Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: Most of the enemies range from somewhat effective for a while to completely useless, which makes N'Doul, the D'arby's, and Pet Shop's fights and Vanilla Ice's killings the more jarring.
- Smug Snake: Though many of them defer to or outright worship Dio, most of them are incredibly conceited in regards to the abilities to their Stands, believing that their powers make them invincible.
- Undying Loyalty: While some of the enemy Stand Users are Punch Clock Villains who are Only in It for the Money (Hol Horse, Oingo Boingo Brothers, and Steely Dan) and some just want cheap thrills (Alessi, J. Geil, and Daniel D'Arby) a lot of them either outright worship or even love DIO. In particular Gray Fly, Enya, Midler (as revealed in her Capcom game ending), N'Dhoul, Mariah, Pet Shop, and Vanilla Ice are DIO's most devout followers and will go to any extreme to make sure that they satisfy their master or the protagonists learn nothing about his Stand.
Gray Fly (Stand: Tower of Gray)
Voiced by: Katsumi Cho (TV anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game)An assassin of Dio, who poses as one of the passengers on the plane that the Joestars attempt to fly to Africa with. He is named after Glenn Frey. His stand, Tower of Grey, takes the shape of a small, but extremely fast and sharp tongued beetle, effectively making it a flying dagger.
- Bald of Evil: Very bald, very evil.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Stand, Tower Of Gray, takes the form of a large Stag Beetle.
- Crazy-Prepared: Just in case he lost, Gray Fly killed all of the plane's pilots and sabotaged the controls to either kill or slow down Team Joestar.
- Evil Old Folks: Old and evil.
- For the Evulz: Flat out admits that he does what he does because he wants to create the misfortune the Tower Arcana represents.
- Fragile Speedster: His Stand is fast to the point where it can dodge Star Platinum's attacks, but since it's a beetle that zooms in a straight path, Kakyoin is able to defeat it easily.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: He disguises himself as a normal passenger that all of Team Joestar pass off as an innocent old man.
- Karmic Death: His favorite method of murder was ripping out peoples' tongues. Kakyoin kills him by ripping out his tongue.
- Kick the Dog: As a part of DIO's Legion of Doom, he's contractually obligated to do this. He kills a whole row of passengers just because he could.
- Large Ham: His Famous Last Words were nothing but pure ham.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: His M.O. He goes onto some form of public transportation like a plane, train, or bus, then makes it crash while making it look like it was caused by bad driving and so on.
- Nested Mouths: Tower of Grey attacks with an Alien-like one.
- The Nondescript: An oddity for this fabulous series, Gray Fly looks completely normal, helping his disguise.
- Psycho for Hire: The first, but not the last.
- Small Role, Big Impact: The Starter Villain for the series, it's Gray Fly that turned a simple flight to Cairo into a journey spanning several countries.
- Starter Villain: The first truly antagonistic Stand User to block the Joestars.
- Super Speed: Tower of Gray is faster than Star Platinum.
- Tongue Trauma: Prefers killing people by ripping out their tongues.
- Villainous Valor: Even after he begins dying from having his tongue ripped out, he gets back up and attempts to stall the heroes so they would all die in the plane crash.
- Undying Loyalty: The first of many to show complete devotion to DIO.
"Captain Tennille" (Stand: Dark Blue Moon)
Captain and Tennille. His stand, Dark Blue Moon, allows him to control water currents.
- Beard of Evil: A very minor one.
- Dub Name Change: To Captain Dragon. It's still a reference to Captain and Tennille; "Captain"'s real name is Daryl Dragon.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Tessho Genda is deep as a Japanese voice can be.
- Hazardous Water: Don't go into the water at the same time as Dark Blue Moon. Just...don't.
- Home Field Advantage: Captain Tennille and Dark Blue Moon are pretty much unstoppable underwater; the only reason why he lost was because he fell for Jotaro's Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
- Kill and Replace: He says he threw off the captain in the sea in Hong Kong.
- Master Actor: Unlike Rubber Soul, Tennille did have a good disguise going; good thing he fell for Jotaro's Batman Gambit.
- Nice Hat: His Captain's hat.
- No Name Given: He's not the real Captain Teneille. He just killed the real one to take his place and eventually attack the heroes. His true identity isn't even revealed in supplementary material.
- Sea Monster: The form Dark Blue Moon takes.
- Super Not-Drowning Skills: He can hold his breath for over six minutes.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Everyone — Captain Tennille included — admits that he wouldn't have been such an enormous threat if he wasn't fought in the ocean.
Forever (Stand: Strength)
Wu-Tang Clan album Wu-Tang Forever.
- Adaptational Badass: Downplayed in the OVA. Forever presents himself as more threatening, and the more out there aspects of his personality (his lusting after humans and being angry at his intelligence being insulted) are cut. Jotaro overpowers him and jabs his forehead like in the Manga, but here, instead of being defeated, he redoubles his efforts at containing Jotaro and is only stopped by a sneak attack from Polnareff.
- Berserk Button: His intelligence being insulted.
- Badass Longcoat: After revealing himself, Forever begins wearing a captain's coat.
- Evil Costume Switch: After he reveals himself as Strength's user, he puts on a nice admiral outfit complete with a pipe to create an Insane Admiral motif.
- Genius Loci: Strength takes the form of a freighter which Forever can control in any way he pleases, from controlling some hooks to making the Stand absorb people into itself, to allowing Forever to fuse into the Stand itself.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Smokes a captain's pipe after The Reveal.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: Forever started off his attempt to kill Team Joestar by pretending to be a normal orangutan, which worked back in the eighties because no one knew animals could have Stands back then or that getting a Stand gave an animal sapience.
- Intellectual Animal: He shows off to Jotaro by solving a Rubik's Cube in what is presumably less than two minutes.
- Kick the Dog: In the Manga and TV anime he brutally kills a group of sailors that accompanied the main characters. In the OVA's he killed a pair of Speedwagon Foundation pilots who'd ended up with the Crusaders.
- Maniac Monkeys: Or a maniac ape, in this case.
- Mars Needs Women: An orangutan who likes human pornography, and has molestation intentions towards the runaway girl? You came just in time, Jotaro. The creepiest thing is that this actually isn't too unusual for wild orangutans in real life.
- Nice Hat: His Admiral's hat, which he wears after The Reveal.
- Uplifted Animal: He has human intelligence thanks to gaining a Stand.
- Villains Want Mercy: After Jotaro overpowers Strength, Forever begs for mercy. He doesn't get it.
Devo the Cursed (Stand: Ebony Devil)
Voiced by: Shouto Kashii (TV anime), Unshou Ishizuka (All-Star Battle), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game)
Ebony Devil: Shouto Kashii (TV anime), Eiji Miyashita (All-Star Battle)A shaman and assassin working for Dio. He is named after Devo (or in the Viz translation, for the Santana song "Soul Sacrifice"). His stand, Ebony Devil, allows him to grow stronger with grudges.
- Ax-Crazy: Especially as a Creepy Doll.
- Badass Longcoat
- Batman Gambit: His plan to kill Polnaraff; he made it easy to find himself so Polnaraff would focus on him and Ebony Devil and overlook his Creepy Doll.
- Blade on a Stick
- Combat Sadomasochist: The source of his power. The more pain and injury he's suffered at someone's hands, the more powerful his Stand is when fighting them. He intentionally goads people into hurting him in order to fuel his counterattack.
- Creepy Doll: His Stand uses this as its weapon.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Polanraff cut him into so many pieces that his corpse looks like it was thrown into a woodchipper. We get to see the corpse, too. No wonder Polnareff was arrested.
- Death by Irony: Remember all the scars he has? Well, as a result of Synchronization and Polnareff dispatching Ebony Devil by slicing the living daylights out of it, Devo is killed by suffering a few hundred new slashes... as though he'd received all his old, scar-giving wounds at once.
- Dub Name Change: Twice: he was called "Soul Sacrifice" in the Viz manga and Crunchyroll subs, and "D'bo" in the Capcom game.
- Eye Scream: Polnaraff cuts out his eye... Just as Planned.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Many, many scars. All of them the result of him goading his targets into attacking him.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: See Synchronization below.
- Kick the Dog: He cuts a bellboy's face off. Granted, he is an assassin who needs to keep his identity a secret, but he enjoyed it way too much.
- Magical Native American: Looks the part.
- Psycho for Hire: It even mentions that he has been hired by the government, Mafia, and other organizations prior to Dio.
- Power Of Hate: His stand is powered by anger at those who have wounded him.
- Refrigerator Ambush: Attempts one on Polnareff, who quickly notices the odd cans and bottles left in plain sight and asks Devo to reveal himself.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: How his power essentially works.
- Sadist:It helps when your power involves being hit.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The English release of the arcade fighter changed the spelling to D'bo to write around trademarks.
- Synchronization: His Creepy Doll is manipulated by his stand, but it also means that he feels any pain of his Stand more so than regular Stands.
Rubber Soul (Stand: Yellow Temperance)
The Beatles album Rubber Soul. His stand, Yellow Temperance, takes the form of a blob-like substance that can change its consistency and appearance to anything he chooses. It allows him to perfectly mimic anyone he sees physically, though he still needs to act like him. His odd behaviors and antagonistic attitude eventually give him away.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Rubber Soul is a narcissistic, greedy, and petty coward, and his power relies on eating things to keep it active.
- Bishōnen: A big part of his narcissism is that he looks handsome. He tends to disguise himself as vulgar parodies of people he's copied.
- Blob Monster: Yellow Temperance itself.
- Dirty Coward: Tries to surprise Jotaro with a sneak attack after getting caught in the water.
- Dub Name Change: Heritage for the Future changed it to Robber Soul.
- Extreme Omnivore: Well, his Stand is.
- Gratuitous English: DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
- Kick the Dog: Or rather, eat the dog.
- Laser-Guided Karma: His narcissism makes Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs to the face rather fitting.
- Most Definitely Not a Villain: When disguised as Kakyoin, he doesn't even try to act intelligent and reasonable like he normally should, but very barbaric and vulgar.
- Narcissist: He sees himself as beautiful, and acts vulgar when posing as other people due to his low opinion of them.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Yellow Temperance can change its consistency to anything Rubber Soul wants. Texture, resilience, conductivity — infinite control over all of them, so there's no way to harm it. Why the "nigh"? Because Rubber Soul himself ISN'T invincible.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Jotaro thought his broken nose or jaw weren't enough.
- Smug Snake: When he's punched, he spills the info on the other Stand users to save his skin. He also expects Jotaro to go light on him with the excuse of joking around.
- Villains Want Mercy: Twice. The moment he thinks his stand can't protect him, he tries to beg Jotaro for mercy, with the excuse of his nose and jaw being broken. Jotaro didn't agree on either.
Hol Horse (Stand: Emperor)
Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Hochu Otsuka (All-Star Battle), Keiichi Nanba (CD drama), Norio Wakamoto (OVA), Yoshito Yasuhara (Heritage for the Future video game)An ambitious gunslinger mercenary of Dio's. He's initially partnered with J. Geil, but later teams up with Boingo. He is named after Full Force. His stand, the Emperor, manifests itself as a gun. It can shoot bullets. Bullets which he can actually direct in flight.
- Alliterative Name: Hol Horse.
- Ate His Gun: Enya forces him to do this.
- Badass Biker: In the OVA's he trades in all the animals he rode for a kickass motorcycle.
- Breakout Villain: Three major appearances in the manga, two playable versions in the Capcom fighting game, and the earliest Part 3 minor villain to make it into the CyberConnect2 game? He definitely qualifies for this.
- Until Vanilla Ice was announced for DLC, but he still got in before the most successful Hero Killer in Part 3. That's got to count for something.
- To put it in perspective, he's in All-Star Battle from the start (although like all villains, you have to defeat him in Story Mode to use him). Old Joseph Joestar and Iggy are DLC. He got into the game before two heroes from the same part.
- He also got a special end credits sequence and song in the second half of the David Production Stardust Crusaders adaptation, alongside Boingo in Thoth's art style.
- The Casanova: He extols the virtues of charming people to J. Geil, pointing out things could be gotten in return. It ends up saving his life once, even. Though unknown to Hol Horse himself, that particular girl happened to be an agent of Dio.
- Combat Pragmatist: Hol Horse knows exactly how underpowered his ability is compared to a lot of other Stand Users. He still does what he can and uses his environment, along with his partners, to the best of his ability. He starts out intimidating, almost killing Avdol, but runs away in the end. Next time he shows up, he's at the mercy of Enya and forms a brief Enemy Mine situation with Jotaro and company. Then in his final appearance with Boingo, he ends up defeating himself quite spectacularly with the Crusaders none the wiser he was even there.
- Cowboy: A extremely corny one. That's quite....normal in this manga.
- Dirty Coward: Somewhat justified since his stand isn't very powerful on its own.
- Eagle Land: Type 2. He's the first major American character to be portrayed negatively in the series.
- Enemy Mine: With the Crusaders when Enya shows up for revenge.
- Gratuitous English: His English sucks in the 2014 Anime.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: After his first appearance.
- The Gunslinger: Unfortunately, he can't hit a damn thing.
- Hero Killer: Almost. He manages to shoot Avdol, and he's believed dead, but, he actually survives and takes the opportunity to fake his death so as to assist the rest of the team from afar without the bad guys' suspicion.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Which, when you consider he can actually control his bullets' trajectory, is saying something.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Hol Horse, you've got to suck pretty badly when you miss everyone you fire at WHEN YOU CAN CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF THE BULLETS!
- Made even better by the fact that he's been hit by his own bullets on two separate occasions. The first time he was being subjected to People Puppets, but the second time was him forgetting his own stand's bullets were still flying around.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Hol Horse's Stand can control the bullets from his gun.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Is one of the most incompetent stand users hired by Dio, along with Oingo and Boingo.
- Inverse Law of Utility and Lethality: Hol Horse gets hit with it bad. His Emperor Stand is a gun with controllable bullets; by all rights, he should just be able to get the drop on the heroes and shoot them all dead in their sleep. In spite of that, he manages to kill precisely none of them. He is considered one of the weakest Stand users in the series, even to himself.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: One of the few times he's actually threatening is when he unceremoniously blows off the ear of a rude Jerkass who took his cab and went out of his way to mock Hol Horse about taking his cab.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: A big part of it is that he understands how weak Emperor is in comparison to most other Stands, at least if he doesn't have another Stand User at his side to help compensate for Emperor's flaws. He also isn't as fanatically loyal to Dio as most of Jotaro's other enemies are. Plus, the fact that he bails every time he's at a disadvantage means he lives for WAY longer than any other of Dio's henchmen.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He's ultimately disposed of when one of his bullets ends up hitting him in the head in a way that hospitalizes him but doesn't kill him, similar to what happens with Avdol.
- Mage Marksman: Hol Horse's Stand consists of a gun and the bullets within, allowing him to control the trajectory of his shots. Too bad he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.
- Number Two: Explicitly calls himself this kind of person, preferring to let his partner take charge while he backs them up and then abandon them the moment things go bad.
- Only in It for the Money: He's a hired mercenary who lacks the fanatical loyalty to DIO that most of the other villains have. He even tries to kill DIO near the end, who proceeds to terrify him into submission, at which point he sees no other choice than to do as he says or die.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: The form of his Stand. Too bad he can't get a shot even if his life depended on it.
- Spanner in the Works: Proves to be this for Enya.
- Stab the Scorpion: In a hilarious variation, he kicks a woman in the neck because one of Boingo's previsions not only showed him doing so but also receiving some jewerly as a result. Turns out that there was a deadly scorpion hiding in her scarf.
- Ungrateful Bastard: The Crusaders saved Hol Horse from Enya's wrath and he repays them by stealing their car and returning to DIO's side, the asshole.
- Villain Decay: BIG TIME. Initially shown to be an effective Hero Killer, in his next appearance he's humiliated by the next villain and forced into an Enemy Mine situation with Polnareff, and finally he's reduced to an even bigger Butt Monkey than Polnareff when partnered with Boingo of all people.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Although he makes an exception once.
J. Geil (Stand: Hanged Man)
Voiced by: Takuya Kirimoto (TV anime), Fumihiko Tachiki (All-Star Battle), Shigeru Chiba (CD drama), Mugihito (OVA), Yoshito Yasuhara (Heritage for the Future video game)A mercenary of Dio as well as Enya's son. He is the one who killed Polnareff's sister and is later partnered with Hol Horse. He is named after the J. Geils Band. His stand, Hanged Man, can travel between the reflections in objects, and will stab you from them. Its true form is a small spark of light that had to physically jump from reflection to reflection.
- Assist Character: Hanged Man is one to Hol Horse in multiple video game adaptations.
- Bald of Evil: 100% bald, 100% evil.
- Batman Gambit: His plan to kill Polareff hinges on manipulating off his desire for revenge and tricking him into making mistakes.
- Dirty Coward: Immediately begs for his life after spending the fight mocking Polnareff for the death of his sister and friend.
- Dub Name Change: Called Centerfold in All Star Battle and the Crunchyroll subs, a reference to the song of the same name by The J. Geil's Band
- Evil Makes You Ugly: Definitely ugly with no kindness whatsoever.
- Evil Gloating: Fond of this, including telling how he murdered Polnareff's sister.
- Explaining Your Powers To The Enemy: Subverted. J. Geil lies about how his powers work. He claims his stand inhabits a "mirror world", but it actually just stays on a single reflective surface at a time.
- Gonk: And unlike most other examples, in a genuinely unnerving fashion.
- Human Pincushion: Turned into one and said word for word by Polnareff, who didn't trust the denizens of hell to do it for him..
- Human Shield: Is pretty fond of manifesting his stand inside people's eyes, forcing the heroes to either let themselves get killed or put out an innocent bystander's eyes. Fortunately, the heroes are able to Take a Third Option each time, always involving kicking sand into people's eyes instead.
- In the Back: His favored assassination method.
- Jerkass: The most sadistic of Dio's men.
- Karmic Death: In either the OVA or manga, he's either stabbed multiple times or punched so hard that he lands on spikes that impale him, both times by Polnareff. In the TV Anime, It's both. The last time we see him, his corpse is hanging upside down. In Tarot, the Hanged Man is usually upside down as well.
- Knight of Cerebus: J. Geil's is a horrible shitbag of a human being and everything about him is played seriously on top of him being rather smart for a Smug Snake.
- Knife Nut: The Hanged Man is armed with a wrist dagger while J. Geil himself keeps a dagger on his person.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Is killed by the brother of a woman he raped and murdered.
- Light is Not Good: Hanged Man behaves like light, able to bounce instantly from one reflective surface to another. J. Geil, on the other hand, is probably the most monstrous of Dio's henchman.
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: And he's raped and murdered quite a few women in order to experience it, including Polnareff's sister, which he gloats about.
- Manipulative Bastard: Likes to hide his stand in people's orbits, knowing that the heroes wouldn't kill or injure an innocent.
- Monochromatic Eyes: He has very tiny pupils, which normally aren't seen giving him the unnerving appearance of plain white eyes.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bears a striking resemblance to horror movie actor Michael Berryman.
- Pure Is Not Good: His mother describes him as pure. She's either completely oblivious or J. Geil embodies a particularly extreme variant of this trope.
- Psycho for Hire: Even in comparison to Dio's other underlings.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He raped Polnareff's sister before killing her.
- Red Right Hand: In this case, a left hand shaped like a right hand, likely a birth defect.
- Reflective Eyes: Takes advantage of this - the human cornea reflects light, which allows him to hide in it. At several points, Polnareff and Kakyoin look into someone's eyes and see the Hanged Man in there.
- Sadist: Makes it very clear that he enjoys women screaming and inflicting guilt onto their loved ones.
- Serial Killer: Noted to be one, just made worse after meeting Dio.
- Smug Snake: A rather monstrous one.
- Writing Around Trademarks: In the English version of All-Star Battle, he's called Centerfold. Actually pretty clever, since that's the only popular song of the J. Geils Band.
- You Killed My Father: Polnareff's main beef with him, not helped by what he did before that
Nena (Stand: Empress)
Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (TV anime), Megumi Toyoguchi (OVA), Junko Takeuchi (Heritage for the Future video game)An assassin of Dio that poses as a woman attempting to flirt with the Joestar company. She is named after Nena. Her stand, Empress, manifests itself as a living growth on a person's body, manipulating and controlling their every move and growing stronger over time.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seduces Polnareff (that isn't that hard), preventing him from helping Joseph.
- Bloody Murder: In order for Empress to work she has to infect her target with her blood.
- Body Horror: Empress essentially subsumes whomever it parasitizes. It starts off looking like a scab, but as it eats, it gets more and more humanoid, and more resolute to eat its host. Ultimately, it's revealed that the real Nena isn't the Indian woman the heroes met, but a short fat white woman who was wearing that Indian woman's skin as a disguise. It gets worse when you consider that this is probably the ultimate fate of Empress's victims.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Empress eats its victims from the inside out.
- Demoted to Extra: In the OVA, she's just a Satellite Love Interest for Hol Horse to take advantage of and not a Stand User.
- Gonk: Her real form is an ugly, big-headed, short woman hiding in whatever body she is in at the time.
- Manipulative Bitch: It helps that the heroes see her as nothing more than a normal woman seduced by Hol Horse.
- Shout-Out: Her ability is very similar to the "Face Sore" story in the early Black Jack manga.
- Underestimating Badassery: Wrongly assumed Joseph was nothing more than a senile old man with a weak stand. She meets her demise when he outsmarts her.
ZZ (Stand: Wheel of Fortune)
Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (TV anime)An assassin of Dio who ambushes the Joestars while they are driving in a car. He is named after ZZ Top. His stand, Wheel of Fortune, takes the shape of a car that he can control.
- All There in the Manual: His name comes from supplementary materials; his name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
- Badass Driver
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: When he thinks he's slain Jotaro, he points his finger at the reader and declares "I win! This is the end of Part 3 of JoJo!" Of course, it's followed by a not-so-dead Jotaro replying "Oh yeah? Then who's gonna be the new main character? You better not say you."
- Car Fu: His Stand lets him perform unusual feats with his car, such as driving on walls, shapeshifting, and shooting bullets of gasoline.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: After being defeated, he is tied up to a rock and gagged, and the heroes put a sign which reads: I am training, please do not disturb me. It's a Brick Joke to the eccentric people training with in painful positions and with painful objects that the Crusaders see around the road just before he attacks.
- Cool Car: Played straight then subverted. Wheel of Fortune starts at as a badass car then after ZZ's defeat his car is revealed to be a piece of crap.
- Feet of Clay: The second type: the heroes just see his muscular arms at first, but it turns out the whole rest of him is scrawny, and he's a total coward once his Stand is defeated.
- Gonk: With his unusual hairstyle, scrawny body, and disproportionately beefy arms, he's quite an odd-looking fellow.
- The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: His beefy arms stand in stark contrast to the rest of his body; in the design book JOJOVELLER, Araki admitted that he was designed explicitly to make that single joke.
- One-Winged Angel: He is able to transform his stand in a more...menacing form.
- Only in It for the Money: Admits this after he is defeated.
- The whole fight is basically an extended reference to "Killer Car" movies, with two in particular. The shape of Wheel of Fortune's normal sedan form is reminiscent of The Car, and several moments in the arc are lifted wholesale from Duel *
- Wheel of Fortune resembles the car on the cover of the ZZ Top album "Eliminator"◊ further alluding to his namesake.
- This Was His True Form: After ZZ's defeat Wheel of Fortune leaves his car, revealing it to be an old clunker.
Enya Geil (Stand: Justice)
Voiced by: Reiko Suzuki (TV anime), Katsue Miwa (All-Star Battle), Rika Fukami (OVA), Sanae Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)Mother of J. Geil and one of Dio's more loyal followers. She is named after Enya. Her stand, Justice, can control dead bodies by inhabiting them with a strange mist-like substance.
- Affably Evil: Only with her son and DIO though.
- Avenging the Villain: Tries to take vengeance for her son J.Geil's death.
- Badass Boast: "Justice will triumph!"
- Call Back: Her zombie town is eerily similar to Dio Brando's shenanigans in Windknights Lot back from Phantom Blood.
- Composite Character: In the OVA, she's blended with Nena.
- Doting Parent: To J.Geil, though she tends to forget how monstrous a person he truly is
- The Dragon: DIO's original one. Then he decides to upsize to Hero Killers.
- Dub Name Change: An odd version. In the original Japanese, characters refer to her as "Enya-Ba", with "ba" being a Japanese suffix that refers to an older woman; thus, they're essentially calling her "Granny Enya". Both Viz and Crunchyroll integrated the "ba" into her name, making it "Enyaba". Additionally, Viz gave her her son's surname Geil, while Crunchyroll didn't because they had to change his name too.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Her reaction to Dio having her disposed of.
- Evil Old Folks: Can you believe that it's possible to see a resemblance between her and her son because of this?
- Gypsy Curse: She fits the character type associated with this trope suspiciously well; she's a fierce, dark-skinned old lady with a penchance for witchcraft, murder and scamming people. Also worth noting is that she makes a cameo early in Part 7 as a fortune teller.
- He Knows Too Much: This is why Dio has Steely Dan execute her. Despite her loyalty, they don't trust even her to not reveal the nature of The World.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Why yes, Enya, your son is definitely someone worth avenging!
- In the Blood: Probably one explanation to why she would avenge her son when he was a twisted murderer. She herself worships someone like Dio, after all.
- I Was Quite a Looker: A younger version of her shows up in the OVA prequel and indeed she was much easier on the eyes. See for yourself◊.
- Kick the Dog: Actually, Enya mixes things up: she pointlessly tortures a cat instead! A welcome departure from all the dog murder, wouldn't you say?
- Large Ham: She likes to talk about the power of her Stand, that's for sure.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: A photograph of her in Part 4 shows her carrying the Bow and Stand Arrow. The Bow is a normal-sized recurve bow. It's as tall as she is.
- Moral Myopia: Hates that Polnareff killed her son...who killed and raped his sister AND was a psychotic, evil serial killer.
- The Necromancer: Enya can have Justce infect corpses with its fog allowing her to raise them as zombies.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: Justice is made of fog so its impossible to hurt even with other Stands. Jotaro gets around this usually broken ability by having Star Platinum inhale Justice causing Enya to suffocate.
- Never Mess with Granny: Keeps up with Silver Chariot armed with only a pair of scissors, and surprises Jotaro with how fast she can run, despite her advanced age.
- People Puppets: Justice can possess people through their wounds.
- The Philosopher: She can keep up with DIO's philosophizing.
- Psycho Supporter: To Dio, but the feeling's not shared.
- Red Right Hand: Same as her son.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Nena and ZZ fail to bring down Polnareff & Co., she decides she has to avenge her son herself.
- Shear Menace: She's a pretty good fencer with those scissors.
- Skull for a Head: Part of Justice's appearance.
- Underestimating Badassery: She wrote off the Crusaders as "trash". To say that this was a mistake is a major understatement.
- Undying Loyalty: Completely loyal to Dio, to the point where she refuses to disclose any info about Dio's Stand to Jotaro and the gang even when she finds out that she's just as expendable to Dio as any of the other Stand users and he has her killed to protect his secret.
- Wicked Witch: Has several elements of this.
- Zombie Apocalypse: She controls a localized one through Justice.
Steely Dan (Stand: Lovers)
to kill Enya in case she told anything about his secrets and holds Joseph hostage. He is named after Steely Dan. He also sells overpriced kebab to foreigners. His stand, Lovers, allows him to enter a person's body and stimulate their pain receptors until they die, forcing Jotaro to bend to his will.
- Bishōnen: It fits his arcana.
- The Bully: He's basically a high school bully all grown up.
- Could Have Avoided This Plot: DIO only sent him to kill Enya even paying him for that job before hand. He even admits that he had no reason to fight the protagonists since he was already paid. He only attacked the protagonists just to get some cheap thrills. Had he just killed Enya and left his fight would have been skipped.
- Dirty Coward: Since his Stand allows him to have the other person suffer more than him, he abuses the fact that he's invincible, only to beg once that's no longer an option.
- Dub Name Change: To Rubber Soul. A Dub Induced Plothole and a nonsense aversion of One Steve Limit is avoided only by the fact that the name of Yellow Temperance's User is never actually uttered or printed in either version of the manga. It's only in supplementary material and the video games. Averted in Crunchyroll's subs for the anime adaptation, where he is instead named "Dan of Steel".
- Evil Is Petty: He puts Jotaro in a position where he can't harm him without hurting his own grandfather. How he takes advantage of it? By making Jotaro complete ridiculous and small requests, like scratching his back or shining his shoes.
- "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Lovers enters Joseph's body to hold him hostage, and in order to defeat him, Kakyoin and Polnareff have to shrink their Stands down and fight him inside Joseph's head.
- Hate Sink: Nothing redeeming about him except the sight what was coming to him.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His stand is literally the weakest stand ever, being able to be crushed between two fingers. His stand's ability, however, is frighteningly effective.
- Jerkass: Goes out of his way to abuse Jotaro while keeping Joseph hostage with Lovers.
- Me's a Crowd: The Lovers can used dead tissue to make copies of itself.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: A very satisfying one to boot given all the crap he put Jotaro through once his stand is beaten. So much so that three pages are dedicated to him getting the stuffing beaten out of him by Star Platinum before he's sent flying into a wall.
- Only in It for the Money: Like Hol Horse, he claims to be simply a hired assassin. When Jotaro finally gets the upper hand on him, he even states that since Dio paid him up front there's no real reason for him to try and kill them.
- Synchronization: Lovers attaches itself to its victim and transfers and multiplies any damage done to Steely Dan to the other person, making it impossible to hurt him while it's in effect.
- Villains Want Mercy: After physically abusing Jotaro while holding Joseph hostage with his Stand, then later attempted to take a little girl hostage, Steely Dan begs for mercy from Jotaro once his Stand had been immobilized by Hierophant Green. He even tried to bribe Jotaro to let him go. Jotaro doesn't, as his debt owed to him can't be paid back with money and proceeds to pummel him savagely with Star Platinum.
- Weak, but Skilled: Dan claims that his Stand is the weakest one, but even if other Stand users manage to directly fight it, Lovers is still very tricky and can put up a good fight.
- Would Hurt a Child: Hits a young boy, and tries to take a young girl hostage after his defeat.
Arabia Fats (Stand: The Sun)
Voiced by: Manabu Sakamaki (TV anime), Wataru Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)An assassin of Dio who attacks the Joestars while in the desert. He is named after Fats Domino. His stand, the Sun, is a replica of the sun that exposes victims to intense desert heat 24/7.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In spite of the sheer power exhibited by The Sun, Jotaro takes him down with a solitary rock. Admittedly, it was thrown by Star Platinum, but still...
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Sun plays the part of a second sun, the whole idea being to warm Arabia Fats's victims unto death by hyperthermia. Of course, the actual sun can't shoot lasers...
- Frickin' Laser Beams: If the extremely high heat wasn't enough, it has the ability to fire lasers, making it one of the strongest offensive Stands in Part 3.
- Hidden in Plain Sight: The Sun Stand disguises itself by pretending to be the real Sun floating above the Crusaders. He himself was hidden behind a vehicle with a mirror on it to keep himself camouflaged. This wound up backfiring however when the heroes noticed part of the scenery looked off and eventually pieced together where he was.
- Glass Cannon: The Sun is ridiculously powerful, with its intense heat and its laser attack. Arabia, on the other hand, isn't.
- No Name Given: His name comes from supplementary materials and isn't revealed in the manga proper.
- Power Of The Sun: His stand generates a second sun hot enough to melt scorpions.
Mannish Boy (Stand: Death 13)
Muddy Waters song "Mannish Boy". His stand, Death 13, can invade and control dreams.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to be a cute baby when he's really a murderous sadist.
- Bonus Boss: Death 13 in the Capcom fighting game.
- Brainy Baby: Due to his Stand, he has the mind of an evil genius, although he pretends to be an ordinary baby when others are around.
- Dream Weaver: Basically the Stand version of Freddy Krueger.
- Enfant Terrible: An 11-month-old baby who smokes and has fangs.
- Fangs Are Evil: He has vampiric fangs, despite apparently not being a vampire. Don't think they are Cute Little Fangs.
- Goo Goo Godlike: Not many infants have Stands, after all.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: People who suffer Death 13's dream world lose almost all memory of it when they wake up. This makes it a lot more dangerous, because even if someone survives Death 13 attacking them in their dreams, they'll probably go back to sleep without figuring out it's endangering their life. Kakyoin gets around this by carving a message into his arm in the dream, which puts it on his body in the real world. Falling asleep with your Stand active also somehow causes one to retain their memories.
- Meaningful Name: "Mannish Boy" isn't a bad name for an infant with adult intelligence.
- Monster Clown: Death 13, a GrimReaper with a clown mask.
- No Name Given: His name comes from supplementary materials and isn't revealed in the manga proper.
- Power Nullifier: Death 13 can disturb the spiritual energy of its victims enough that they'll be unable to summon their Stand when inside its dream world. However, if their Stand is summoned before they fall asleep, it'll be in their dreams as well.
- Psycho for Hire: Seriously, where does DIO find these people?
- Revenge Is a Dish Best Served: Since he's a baby, he isn't physically punished like other villains. Instead, Kakyoin spikes his baby food with his own stool.
- Sadist: Again, where did DIO find this guy?
- Sinister Scythe: Death 13 uses one to kill his opponents. Or the occasional dog.
- Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: Despite being a 11-month-old baby, he smokes (though not in the anime), swears, and has an Ax-Crazy attitude when dealing with his victims.
- Verbal Tic: "Lali-ho!"
- Your Mind Makes It Real: Mannish Boy is just an eleven month-old infant (with fangs), so instead of fighting directly, he kills people in their dreams.
Cameo (Stand: Judgment)
Voiced by: Kinryu Arimoto (TV anime), Ryuzaburo Otomo (All-Star Battle), Wataru Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)An assassin of Dio who attempts to lead Polnareff away from the group in order to kill him alone. He is named after Cameo. Judgement has the ability to grant wishes, but with one troubling (and often times fatal) flaw.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Judgment's power is to animate the earth to apparently fulfill a victim's wishes.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Of the dirt variety, using it to build his golems.
- Eye Scream: Magicians Red wraps a chain of fire around Judgement's neck and feeds the flames into his head blowing out his eyes from the inside.
- Gratuitous English: HAIL 2 U!
- Jackass Genie: Aside from the whole "granting wishes by just making things out of dirt" thing, which makes the treasure Polnareff wishes for worthless, when he wishes for his sister and Avdol to come back to life, they appear as hostile zombies.
- Our Zombies Are Different
- Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Of the clones variety; his Cherie and Avdol "zombies" accuse Polnareff of letting him die while attacking them.
- Red Right Hand: The clay people he creates to appear as zombies all share a deformity on their face surrounding a purely red eye.
- Reed Snorkel: How he manages to breathe while hiding underground.
- Synchronization: Averted, and notable for it's absence. Unlike most stands, especially those in Stardust Crusaders, the damage inflicted onto Judgement doesn't affect Cameo at all.
Midler (Stand: High Priestess)
Bette Midler. Her stand, High Priestess, has the ability to form metals, like zinc or iron, into inorganic objects.
- Ascended Extra: Between the manga and the Capcom fighting game.
- Dub Name Change: The Crunchyroll subs call her Rose, referencing Bette Midler's hit song "The Rose".
- Extra-ore-dinary: High Priestess possesses the ability to possess mineral substances and reform them into any inorganic object (razor blades, valves, harpoon guns, etc.).
- The Ghost/The Faceless: The entire battle against her is just against her Stand; the heroes only find her after defeating her, and all the reader gets to see is her legs poking out from under her clothes and her hair. Which could be a good thing considering Avdol says that all her teeth were broken from the battle. Araki ultimately designs an appearance for her in a side video game, showing that she is, in fact, quite the looker◊.
- Gainaxing: Has this in her animations in the Capcom fighting game.
- Ms. Fanservice: Not apparent in the manga, but the video game shows that she's a beautiful woman in Belly Dancer clothing.
- Oh, Crap!: Not herself, but she starts out as a small Stand; the revelation that she's turned into a large face is a mass Oh, Crap! moment.
- Orifice Invasion: Polnareff didn't see that coming when he put that breather....
- Race Lift: She has pale skin in the color versions of the manga and in the Capcom fighting game, but darker skin in the anime adaptation.
- Undying Loyalty: Her ending in the Capcom game has her voluntarily giving DIO her blood as a result of selling her soul to DIO.
- Unexpected Character: She's a playable character in the Capcom-produced fighting game. In light of the above, Araki had to develop her appearance from elsewhere — namely from Yukako and the willing victims that Hol Horse found in Dio's mansion.
- Villainous Crush: A minor one, lamenting having to kill Jotaro. The group tries to exploit it...and fail spectacularly.
- Voluntary Shapeshifter: The High Priestess has the power to manipulate anything mineral-based.
N'Doul (Stand: Geb)
Voiced by: Kentaro Ito (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Koji Tanaka (OVA), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game)A blind stand user. He is named after Youssou N'Dour. His stand, Geb, has the ability to control water and shoot it at high speeds, capable of severing flesh and bone.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: He takes his own life knowing Dio would probably kill him anyway.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: He manages to take Avdol and Kakyoin out of commission easily, with only a small, if severe, burn to show for it.
- Glass Cannon: Geb is extremely dangerous and with the desert it makes it hard to track and watch. However N'Doul himself is defeated with a single hit from Star Platinum.
- Handicapped Badass: He's blind, but he is easily one of the most dangerous stand users the group encounters, and easily the deadliest encountered up to that point. He knocks out Kakyoin and Avdol and has the others at his mercy until Jotaro forced Iggy to get involved. Even then Jotaro got very lucky.
- Kick the Dog: He violently kills two Speedwagon Foundation Helicopter pilots after they'd supplied the heroes, and were flying away.
- Making a Splash: Geb can manipulate water, turning it into a pretty nasty weapon.
- More Than Mind Control: He sees Dio as a savior for the bad guys.
- Noble Demon: Jotaro notes him to be this.
- Spell My Name with an "S": It's either N'Doul or N'Dour, though the former is more common.
- Wolverine Claws: When Geb manifests as a hand with weaponized Femme Fatalons, it can do quite a bit of damage.
- Worthy Opponent: Jotaro is impressed that N'Doul is able to knock his hat off of his head - which he mentions has stayed put even while underwater. He's probably the only of Dio's assassins that he respects, as he buries N'Doul after he kills himself.
Boingo (Stand: Thoth)
Voiced by: Motoko Kumai (TV anime), Takahiro Fujimoto (All-Star Battle), Sanae Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)The younger of two brothers that attempt to attack the Joestars, he later partners up with Hol Horse. He and Oingo are named after Oingo Boingo (or, in the Viz translation, after The Police album Zenyattà Mondatta). His Stand manifests itself as a comic book that can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Whether or not he can follow through with said predictions is another thing.
- Art Shift: His Stand is a comic book, and the illustrations are rather surreal.
- Dub Name Change: To Mondatta.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Fiercely loyal to his brother, which leads to his team-up with Hol Horse in hopes of getting revenge for the injuries Oingo sustained in their last encounter with the heroes.
- Gone Horribly Right: While his stand may have correctly predicted Jotaro's death in Part 6 as well as how he died, it didn't save Oingo from suffering the same fate while disguised as him.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's one of the weakest Stand Users in Dio's group, but he's pretty much The Chew Toy for the other more ineffective minions to take advantage of.
- Prophecy Twist: His Stand predicts the future without fail, and while each prediction implies a clear course of action, it turns out there's enough wiggle room that the result isn't always what Boingo and his allies expect.
- Prophetic Fallacy: Since Thoth can only see the immediate future, sometimes the twist comes from leaving out the consequences of what comes next. Especially true if the prediction appears abundantly straightforward.
- Punch Clock Villain: Pretty much Forced into Evil by his brother Oingo and Hol Horse, then tries to avenge the former and...
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: ..even tries to change his ways before Iggy mauls him and makes him even more insecure than before.
- An artwork shown later in Part 6 shows that he's at least become an illustrator later on.
- Special Edition Title: Ending in this case, Oingo and he have a their own ending song in the anime. He gets another with Hol Horse as well.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Boingo's Stand "Thoth" has for whatever reason been spelled as "Tohth" in nearly all official Japanese materials. The reason for this is never clear as "Tohth" is not an alternate spelling of the name of the Egyptian deity (which is the Greek name for him anyway) nor is there any copyright or trademark restriction to using a name that is thousands of years old.
- Verbal Tic: "Yes!"
- Weirdness Magnet: Thoth aside, he tends to attract unwanted attention from people who wanted to use him (Hol Horse) or happen on the wrong person (Iggy).
- You Can't Fight Fate: Thoth's predictions are 100% accurate! Realizing how they'll come about or what happens next, however — that's the rub.
Oingo (Stand: Khnum)
Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura (TV anime), Hisayoshi Suganuma (All-Star Battle), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game)The elder of two brothers that attempts to attack the Joestars. He and Boingo are named after Oingo Boingo (or, in the Viz translation, after The Police album Zenyattà Mondatta). His stand, Khnum, allows him to disguise himself as anyone in the world, altering his face, size, and even smell to fool his opponents.
- Dressing as the Enemy: Not by choice though, he disguised as Jotaro to avoid being attacked by Joseph and Polnareff. This leads to his defeat, as he becomes the "Jotaro" that was described in Thoth's prophecy.
- Dub Name Change: To Zenyatta.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Immensely protective of Boingo and tears up at the thought of his brother growing more confident.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Doesn't really pose a threat to the heroes, but he's kind to his younger brother.
- Knight Templar Big Brother: Is very overprotective over his brother Boingo.
- Prophecy Twist: While he immediately realizes that one is coming beforehand, and does everything he can to get out of it, the twist still blindsides him.
- Special Edition Title: Ending in this case, Boingo and he get their own little ending song in the anime.
- The Unfought: The heroes never realize they were being attack by him.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: His Stand lets him do this as long as the end result is still humanoid. He can't alter or generate clothes, but he can resculpt his hair to resemble a hat.
Anubus voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (TV anime), Takashi Nagasako (Heritage for the Future video game)Jean-Pierre Polnareff and an unnamed child). His previous wielders, Caravan Serai, Chaka, and Khan were named after Santana album Caravanserai and Chaka Khan, respectively.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Once he falls into the river, he tries to beg the surrounding wildlife to help him, but to no avail.
- All There in the Manual: The names Caraven Serai and Khan come from supplementary materials; their names aren't revealed in the manga proper.
- And I Must Scream: Ends up at the bottom of a river, unable to do anything until it rusts away.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Anubis claims to never lose to the same opponent twice, since it analyzes its opponents' strengths and weaknesses from the first fight and memorizes their techniques.
- Blood Knight: It really loves fighting.
- Cool Sword: Anubis is bound to an Egyptian katana. Its wielders repeatedly state that it's a very beautiful blade, too.
- Death by Irony: Anubis is named for the Egyptian god of embalming. It dies by rusting away.
- Dual Wielding: Does this when possessing Polnareff, using Silver Chariot's rapier as well.
- Evil Weapon: Can possess the wielder if the user draws the sword from its sheath.
- Four is Death: "No matter what, no matter what, no matter what, no matter what I won't lose!"
- Intangibility: The blade can pass through solid objects, cutting only what it wants to.
- Instant Expert: Part of Anubis's mind control includes talking to its users and claiming they're master swordsmen. But it's averted as Polnareff, an expert swordsman in his own right, notices that they're complete amateurs. Which makes Anubis all the more dangerous when he takes control of Polnareff, with all of Silver Chariot's speed available to it.
- Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Seems to do this against Polnareff, but this is subverted when he ambushes Polnareff and attempts to throw himself at Jotaro's back.
- Lightning Bruiser: According to his already fast opponents, he's actually getting stronger and faster each time he fights. Though it's possible that he just seems stronger and faster due to reacting faster to moves that he's seen before.
- Talking Weapon
Mariah (Stand: Bastet)
Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Miki Nagasawa (Heritage for the Future video game)A dark-skinned woman who attacks Joseph and Avdol with her magnetic Stand. She is named after Mariah Carey. Her stand, Bastet, has the ability to give people a magnetic center, causing metal to be pulled toward them.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: A more downplayed example; she's been beautiful since the beginning, but the 2015 anime made her admittedly flat chest bigger.
- Bare Your Midriff: She has her midriff bare, to help the heat and looking sexier.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Either white or blonde; the effect is the same.
- Gag Boobs: Averted. It's actually a bunch of nails, nuts, and bolts stuffed in her shirt, which get attracted to the magnetized Joseph and Avdol.
- Gonk: Normally she's very attractive, but her facial expressions when she's angry are quite hideous.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Joseph and Avdol use her magnetic powers to their advantage by getting on opposite sides of her while a good aggregate of steel and iron is stuck to them. When they let go of the ground...
- Hollywood Magnetism: Her power of magnetism is actually reasonably realistic—the pull is stronger the closer two objects are, not all metals are affected, the magnetic field pulls everything instead of just arbitrary objects—with two exceptions:
- A car is pulled down the street and onto Avdol, even though Avdol wasn't being pulled toward the car.
- She cuts some powerlines so they'll fly toward Joseph and electrocute him. Powerlines are made of copper and alumimum, neither of which is magnetic (the electricity running in them does generate a magnetic field, but it's a little one and it still wouldn't work that way).
- Knife Nut: She throws knives to cut some powerlines. It's her weapon in the arcade fighter.
- Likes Older Men: She mentions that Joseph is very sexy and that she would have been his lover if it were not for Dio Brando being more attractive.
- Magnetism Manipulation: Her power is the ability to magnetize anyone.
- Male Gaze: Her first appearance in the anime is a close butt shot. Not to mention the legs.
- Ms. Fanservice: A very attractive woman. Too bad she's in league with DIO though.
- She's Got Legs: A very long-legged woman in a miniskirt. She gets many comments from the heroes on her legs.
- Spell My Name with an "S": The arcade fighter spells it "Mahrahia".
- Torpedo Tits: A variation: She keeps nuts, bolts and other small metal objects in her chest to fire off as shrapnel towards anyone she's magnetized.
- Villainous Breakdown: When she gets angry, she contorts her face into ugly expressions.
- Worthy Opponent: She expresses to Joseph that she views him as such as she flirts with him for being amazing, charming and good looking.
Alessi (Stand: Seth)
Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (TV anime), Tsutomu Tareki (Heritage for the Future video game)An assassin of Dio that attacks Jotaro and Polnareff, who will only fight people who are weaker than him. He is named after the Alessi Brothers. His stand, Seth, has the ability to turn adults into children.
- Ax-Crazy: Literally.
- Casting a Shadow: Seth takes the form of Alessi's shadow, which de-ages anyone who touches it. It's also used as a standard weapon in the Capcom Fighting Game.
- Catch Phrase: "Such a good boy!" Whether referring to himself (anything but good) or his victims.
- Dirty Coward: He'll gleefully attack (anyone he's turned into) a child, but runs away in panic at the prospect of facing any adult nearby (including a Standless woman who couldn't possibly do him any harm).
- Establishing Character Moment: When he first appears, Alessi establishes his Would Hurt a Child character when he smacks a four year old kid who had simply ran and spilled food all over his clothes by accident.
- Fountain of Youth: Seth does this to Alessi's victims, all the way to toddlerhood... or fetus-hood, if they stay really long. It doesn't help that Alessi just loves to ravage the weak.
- Insane Troll Logic: He uses this to rationalize his... habits, by claiming that people who say they are "weird" and call themselves that can't possibly be "weird" if they are self-aware about their "weirdness".
- Only in It for the Money: As he's about to kill Jotaro and Polnareff he mentions that he's only allied with DIO just so he could claim a money reward. Made even more apparent in the Capcom game where he betrays and kills DIO after defeating the protagonists because he has no reason to ally himself with DIO anymore. He even turns everyone in the world into kids just so he can take their money.
- Psycho for Hire: He and J.Geil are easily the most kill-happy of Dio's servants.
- Shout-Out: He does a variation of Jack Nicholson's "Heeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" bit from The Shining at one point.
- The Starscream: In the Capcom game after defeating the protagonists he begins to believe he is better than DIO to the point where he betrays and kills DIO and then turns everyone in the world into children.
- Would Hit a Girl: An unrelated woman was turned into a fetus by his power, which would kill her a few minutes later if he wasn't knocked out.
- Would Hurt a Child: Using his Stand offensively pretty much requires him to attack people he's turned into children, but he very specifically enjoys beating and killing them that way. He also beats a real child for accidentally getting his pants wet.
Daniel J. D'Arby (Stand: Osiris)
Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (TV anime), Kouji Ishii (All-Star Battle), Kenji Utsumi (OVA), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game)A gambler that the Joestars fight in order to know the location of Dio's mansion. He is the older brother of Telence. He is named after Terence Trent D'Arby. His stand, Osiris, has the ability to steal one's soul when they admit defeat in their heart. He facilitates this through gambling, stealing the victim's soul when he wins.
- Affably Evil: While he is an outright cheater who collects souls, he is willing to let the group go if they decline to continue and is only interested in a cheap thrill in gambling when not fighting for Dio. He openly tells Jotaro that he can back away if he chooses to and has no interest in starting a fight.
- He also keeps the souls he collects dormant, while his brother has them completely aware of their situations. Souls to him are only trophies and potential collateral, as he enjoys gambling over childish obsessions.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: He doesn't fight in the conventional sense, but that's still a pretty classy suit he's rocking.
- Badass Mustache: Manages to defeat several characters before being defeated, and his mustache is rather refined.
- Berserk Button: Mispronouncing his name. He nearly lost to Joseph because Joseph kept calling him different names just to piss him off.
- Break Them by Talking: As is befitting of a pro gambler, half his battle with his foes includes him psyching them out. Too bad Jotaro's poker face is even better.
- Break the Haughty: One of the best remembered examples in the series, Jotaro shatters his sheer confidence and sanity utterly through a bluff.
- The Collector: He collects souls, but he keeps them dormant, preferring the thrill of gambling to the obsession of collecting people, unlike his brother.
- Disease Bleach: In the 2014 anime, the stress induced by Jotaro's bluff causes his black hair to turn light grey.
- Driven to Madness: By the end of his confrontation with Jotaro, he's left giggling madly on the floor while babbling about daring others to gamble with him.
- Even Evil Has Standards: What separates himself from Telence is that he keeps his collection dormant, preferring gambling over an obsession of collection.
- He also uses cunning when cheating, especially against Joseph, who excels at underhanded tactics. In contrast, Telence uses his Mind Reading power as a crutch, while claiming to not cheat.
- Evil Sounds Deep: In all adaptations. After losing his mind in the animated adaptations, his voice shifts up an octave as he starts giggling and babbling madly.
- The Gambler: It's implied he managed to make a quite a comfortable living thanks to this trope, even before acquiring his Stand power. Of course, he may have had Osiris from birth. A comment Telence makes about an event that happened about a decade earlier suggests that they had Stands even back then, before Enya ever met Dio or acquired an Arrow from Diavolo.
- Giggling Villain: In both animated adaptations, during his Villainous Breakdown.
- Gratuitous English: "Good!"
2014 Anime!D'arby: Gou ahedd, misster Josster!
- Also, "Go ahead, Mr. Joestar" when he has Joseph on the ropes during their gamble. Falls into Gatuitous Engrish in the anime due to his actor's odd pronunciation.
- It's a Wonderful Failure: In the Capcom Fighting game, his only role is to appear in the Continue screen while the dizzy character stands on a spotlight. If you continue, he'll give you a thumbs up. If you let the timer run out, he turns your character into a poker chip.
- Lost Him in a Card Game: Betting with him isn't exactly recommended.
- He loses in one of the most epic ways possible.
- Madness Mantra: An unusual case, in that he can't quite say it out loud due to being so stressed out during his Villainous Breakdown.
D'arby: Call, call, call, call, call, call, call, call, call, call...
- Malicious Misnaming: Daniel J. D'Arby's pretty picky about people pronouncing his name correctly, something Joseph tries to capitalize on during their water tension match.
- Most Common Card Game: He plays Jotaro in a game of poker, and loses in the most spectacular fashion possible.
- Near Villain Victory: He was just one call away from taking out all the heroes.
- Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: He lives by this rule, and outright admits that he cheats, seeing it as simply another part of the game. He even compliments Jotaro for being able to catch him. Unfortunately for his opponents who may try to cheat, Osiris will take effect whether somebody else notices the cheat or not.
- However, this rule applies to him too, which causes him to panic when it looks like Jotaro might have gotten away with cheating.
- Right-Hand Cat: Which he uses to score an easy victory against Polnareff.
- Super Senses: His eyesight is good enough to keep Star Platinum from switching the playing cards out. His sense of touch also allows him to identify cards without looking at them, making it a bad idea to let him shuffle.
- Villainous Breakdown: A truly epic one. Bear witness.
- Your Soul Is Mine: The results of someone losing in a gamble is their soul taken by his Stand into a gambling chip.
- Though in contrast to his brother, he lets them remain unconscious until they're released.
- Weak, but Skilled: He himself admits he isn't a fighter but regardless he is dangerous because of his cheating skills and his talent for gambling. Additionally, unlike his brother, Daniel's stand offers no other abilities beyond taking a defeated opponent's soul, which means he's competing with nothing but pure gambling and cheating experience like a normal human.
- Worthy Opponent: He declares Jotaro to be this after the latter sees through his first attempt to cheat and breaks his finger, taking said injury in stride and continuing the game as if nothing had happened. Jotaro, in turn, acknowledges that, while not violent, he still almost took them all out single-handedly and later notes that he would have easily seen through the cheat Jotaro used to beat Telence D'Arby.
Pet Shop (Stand: Horus)
A sapient hawk working for Dio. Brutal, cold, and merciless, he fights Iggy after he stumbles across the location of Dio's castle. He is named after the Pet Shop Boys. His stand, Horus, can control and manipulate ice.
- Angry Guard Hawk
- An Ice Person: Horus's ability is ice related.
- Cool Pet: Let's say this again: a hawk with an Ice Stand.
- Dem Bones: Horus is a half-frozen, skeletal bird of prey.
- Determinator: He does not stop chasing Iggy until he dies.
- Dub Name Change: In Eyes of Heaven he's called Animal Shop. An odd example as previous localized works (Capcom fighting game & Crunchyroll subs) don't change his name.
- Early Bird Cameo: Makes a small appearance in Episode 5 of the anime, replacing the generic parrot perched on Dio's shoulder in the manga, as Araki was yet to plan out the character of Pet Shop at that point.
- Evil Counterpart: Can be considered this to Iggy: An Intellectual Animal Stand-user that fills a sort of Team Pet role. The difference? Pet Shop is evil.
- Evil Virtues: Determination. Pet Shop is dedicated to keeping his master's location a secret, and doesn't only target trespassers, but also people deliberately scouting the mansion.
- Feathered Fiend: A super-fast hawk and a Sadist to boot.
- Foil: Serves as one to Iggy, both being the Team Pets of their respective sides. However, while Iggy is ultimately a good guy despite caring only for himself and not the Crusaders' cause, Pet Shop is undeniably evil while also being completely loyal to his master and determined to protect him at all costs.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Iggy bites his beak closed before he can fire his ice bolt, which causes it to burst inside his own head.
- Intellectual Animal: Even though we never know what it's thinking, it's clear that he is much smarter than an average bird.
- Kick the Dog: Kills and eats two dogs in front of their owner.
- Knight of Cerebus: Especially after the comical duo of Boingo and Hol Horse. Pet Shop has quite the kill count for a bird, killing two dogs as well as a man who helps out the Joestars, and gives Iggy the bloodiest fight up to that point in Part 3. Once he appears, the last two stand users the group faces give the group the hardest fight they would have.
- Psycho for Hire: While he can't speak, nor can we see his thoughts like Iggy's, it's quite plain that not only is he intelligent, he's evil. That dog, man, geez...
- Secret Keeper: Pet Shop not only serves as a gatekeeper, he also prevents knowledge of Dio's location from getting out.
- Self-Surgery: Closed an wound that Iggy inflicted on him using the powers of Horus.
- Shown Their Work: The explanation of why Pet Shop has an advantage over Iggy underwater.
- Stealth Pun: Put his name and his Stand's together. Pet Shop and Horus. Pet Shop of Horrors. Get it?
- Super-Persistent Predator: If you enter the grounds of Dio's mansion, you're a target. Pet Shop chases Iggy all over Cairo.
- Team Pet: Pet Shop is what you get when the Team Pet turns evil.
- Uplifted Animal: Like any animal who gains a Stand.
- Would Hurt a Child: After the poor kid crawls into Dio's estate looking for his dogs, Pet Shop's about to tear him apart like his dogs. Then Iggy jumps in.
- Your Head A-Splode: It's implied that Iggy trapping a forming ice bolt inside Pet Shop's beak leads to this. We don't actually see his head's fragments, though, just his cracking beak, then an explosive cloud while looking at Pet Shop from behind.
Telence T. D'Arby (Stand: Atum)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (TV anime, All-Star Battle), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game)The younger brother of Daniel D'Arby, he is the butler of Dio's mansion that fights the Joestars. He is named after Terence Trent D'Arby. His stand, Atum, is similar to his brother's, having the ability to steal one's soul when they admit defeat in their heart. Unlike Daniel, however, his stand also has the ability to read another person's soul, effectively reading their mind by asking questions with yes/no answers.
- Adaptational Dye Job: Has a brown-ish orange like hair color in the manga, in the anime, his hair is green.
- And I Must Scream: Unlike his brother, Telence doesn't leave the souls he collects dormant. Instead, he traps them in dolls that are aware of everything going on, but unable to do anything.
- Animal Motifs: Atum's upper facial structure◊ bears quite a few similarities to that of a barn owl.◊
- Anime Hair: His hairdo is rather similar to Polnareff's...however, unlike Polnareff, his is probably curled into that style.
- Battle Butler: Describes himself as this, but doesn't have nearly the tenacity and loyalty of Vanilla Ice.
- Beehive Hairdo: Started out with a short hair in his first appearance, only to become this out of nowhere a few pages later. It apparently mimics a pharaoh's crown, fitting his Stand's namesake.
- The Collector: A more psychotic and childish one compared to his brother.
- Fate Worse Than Death: His Stand makes his victims fully aware of their situation.
- Faux Affably Evil: In comparison, as Kakyoin puts it after seeing his real personality as a Living Doll Collector.
"You give the impression of a gentleman... but you are the worst kind of madman."
- Geek: He keeps a lot of video games, giving him a Psychopathic Manchild vibe.
- Gratuitous English: Just like his brother, he also says "Good".
- Hypocrite: He condemns others for cheating, so what does his Stand do? Read his opponent's mind in order to have an advantage.
- I Have You Now, My Pretty: After storing Kakyoin's soul into a doll, he starts touching him...rather suggestively.
- Ironic Echo: While explaining what Kakyoin and Jotaro are in for, Telence admits that he doesn't have much use for his brother's cheating, since he thinks that only the old and the slow-witted can be taken in that way. Thing is, Jotaro and Joseph defeat him by cheating — and Telence is neither old nor stupid. Jotaro pretty much rubs it in when he points out that Daniel would have figured out the trick immediately.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: According to him, one of his victims was a serial killing Doctor. He loves listening to the man's cruel stories of the people he's killed.
- Living Doll Collector: His victims are still self-aware, unlike his brother's.
- Logical Weakness: Subtle, but is there. His stand allows him a 100% accurate mind reading, but an extremely straightforward one, only allowing "yes" or "no" as answers. This is perfect when he has to go through a series of limited possibilities, since he can just testeach of them. So they defeat them with some lateral thinking.
- Loophole Abuse: Technically, both parties are allowed to use their stands to assist them as long as they don't tamper with the game's mechanics or have allies interfere in the match. This means Terence is free to mind read his opponents while still following the rules of the game.
- Lost Him In A Video Game: Same situation as his brother.
- Mind Reading: His Stand's main power, which allows him to figure out the choice that the enemy would do.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
- He inflicted one on his brother for trying to steal his girlfriend. Keep in mind that at the time, Daniel was 25, and Telence was 15. Not only that, Daniel didn't even bother to defend himself, because he knew that with Atum, Telence would get around it anyway.
- He is on the receiving end of one, courtesy of Jotaro, once he is defeated.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Unlike his brother, who was more businessman-like in his idea of collecting, he keeps them alive to seem like talking dolls, not to mention his video game obsession.
- Role Reprisal: Junichi Suwabe is the only voice actor from All-Star Battle other than Jotaro and Dio, specifically from Part 3, on reprising his role.
- Serious Business: Considering what Atum can do to your soul, video games become extremely serious when he's around.
- Smug Snake: Oh, very much so. The first thing he does when challenging the heroes is to compare himself to his older brother, claiming he could only win through cheating against incompetent people. When the chips are down, however, while he is skilled at playing videogames, he actually relies on spamming his stand's mind reading to win, and when it fails him he breaks down completely. In the end, he loses by not being able to think outside the box, failing to notice a trick his brother would have easily seen through.
- Spell My Name with an "S": There's a division between Terence and Telence.
- Telepathy: The root of his ability. If he asks a yes or no question, the subject's response can be checked like a lie detector. By wording his questions in certain ways, he can even "predict" an opponent's attacks and counter them.
- Villainous Breakdown: Not quite as bad as his brother, but still impressive.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair in the anime.
Kenny G (Stand: Tenor Sax)
Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (TV anime), Wataru Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)A mercenary of Dio with illusionary Stand powers. He is named after Kenny G. His stand, Tenor Sax, allows him to create elaborate mazes. Unfortunately for him, Iggy has a very keen sense of smell.
- All There in the Manual: His Stand's name comes from supplementary materials; its name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
- Bizarchitecture: Tenor Sax made Dio's palace into this.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: To quote the manga; "This man is Kenny G. His Stand is a Stand of illusions. He was beaten without a fight."
- Dub Name Change: To Billie Jean
- Glass Cannon: His illusion abilities are extensive, but goes down in one blow without any effort.
- Odd Name Out: One of only two Stands in Stardust Crusaders that isn't named for a tarot major arcana or Egyptian god.
- It's an Odd Name Out for all the rest of the stands in the series too, being the only stand to be named after a musical instrument instead of a band, musician, or song.
Vanilla Ice (Stand: Cream)
Voiced by: Show Hayami (TV anime and Heritage for the Future video game (Console)), Hiroyuki Yoshino (All-Star Battle), Takeshi Aono (OVA), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game (Arcade))Dio's right-hand man. He is named after Vanilla Ice. His stand, Cream, eats itself, forming a moving ball of nothingness that can cut through anything, even solid concrete. It is named after the band Cream.
- Adaptational Wimp: In the OVA's he isn't quite the unstoppable relentless monster he is in the source even if he has the same amount of kills. It's notable that in this version, Iggy succeeds in his sneak attack and crushes him against a wall. He even dies from Polnareff slicing his head in two, a blow which a vampiric Ice could probably have survived.
- Ambiguously Brown: He's an special case, no one knows where he comes from, or what his true hair and skin color is.
- Badass Baritone: In the TV anime.
- Badass Longcoat: His vest has a cape, somewhat making this trope.
- Barbarian Longhair: One of the few villains who doesn't has a mullet.
- Battle Butler: Although Telence is the one who describes himself as such, it's Vanilla Ice who's the most effective and loyal fighter among Dio's servants.
- Berserk Button: Disrespecting Dio in any way. The reason he delivers such a vicious No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Iggy is because the latter tried attacking him with a fake Dio made from sand, which he had to destroy to defend himself.
- Blind Obedience: Unlike many of Dio's minions who share the Undying Loyalty trait, he takes this Up to Eleven, cutting off his head because Dio asked him to donate SOME of his blood and being angry when Iggy makes him hit a sand copy of Dio.
- Turns out this is precisely why Dio decided to trust his plan to "attain Heaven" to Pucci, rather than Ice.
- Determinator: Averted. Vanilla Ice thinks he's this after surviving Silver Chariot stabbing him through the mouth and severing the brain stem. In reality, he survived because when Dio resurrected him, he was turned into a vampire in the process.
- The Dragon: Well, technically speaking, he shares this post with Telence and Kenny G in terms of being a deadly blockade, but he's the only one we see showing absolute loyalty, to the point of beheading himself in order to supply Dio with the blood he needs.
- Dub Name Change: He is called Iced in the video game adaptation and in the OVA. All-Star Battle and the Crunchyroll subs call him Cool Ice. Depending on your point of view, it could be a reference to Cool as Ice (a film starring the actual Vanilla Ice), or the song Cold As Ice by Foreigner.
- Establishing Character Moment: When he calmly cuts off his own head to provide Dio with blood.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Especially in the OVAs, when his voice actor never bothered to sound like a young man. On the other hand, in the Heritage of Future and All-Star Battle games, both Show Hayami and Hiroyuki Yoshino respectively did a better job sounding like one, albeit a very creepy one. The TV Anime plays it straight once more, in a more serious way.
- Fluffy the Terrible: Would you believe that the single most effective Hero Killer in Part 3 would be named after a much-loathed white rapper and super sweet cold treat, or for the source of his powers to be named Cream?
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He's very short tempered, Polnareff and Iggy find it the hard way.
- Hell Is That Noise: The anime interprets the sound of him going through things with Cream as a harsh buzzing noise, which naturally puts Polnareff and Iggy on edge whenever they hear it coming.
- Hero Killer: Of Avdol and Iggy.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Polnareff exploits the classic vampire weakness of sunlight by thrusting Vanilla Ice out of the mansion through a hole filled-wall created during Cream's rampage.
- Invisibility: Sort of a side effect of Cream's void state. Made more terrifying by the fact that he could instantly destroy anything by mere contact with his cloaked state. The downside of it is that he couldn't see anything while being invisible, either.
- Karmic Death: Vanilla Ice murders the sand-manipulating Iggy and completely destroys Avdol's body. He dies by disintegrating into dust and leaves no corpse behind.
- Kick the Dog: Literally delivers a fatal one to Iggy.
- Knight of Cerebus: In serious contrast to the ineffective and sometimes comical enemies up to that point. He single-handedly kills off two of the main party and nearly takes out Polnareff as well.
- Leotard of Power: He wears one, making it one of the rare male examples of this trope.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He delivers one to Iggy fueled by his outrage at having to attack the semblance of Dio.
- Odd Name Out: One of only two Stands in Stardust Crusaders that isn't named for a tarot major arcana or Egyptian god.
- Portal Cut: What can happen to the target of his stand.The only thing left of Avdol are his arms, and Iggy is cruelly cut in half in the OVA.
- Power of the Void: His Stand is able to devour itself and its user to become a void that consumes everything it comes in contact with.
- Psycho Supporter: His very devotion to Dio is what also makes him unreliable, and causes Dio to entrust his master plan to Pucci instead.
- Punny Name: Though the name of his Stand could also be an unintentional double reference to the band Cream.
- The Renfield: To Dio.
- Role Reprisal: Show Hayami became the only voice actor from Heritage of Future on reprising his role as Ice, something really surprising taking into account that game was developed by a rival company (being the anime sponsored by Bandai Namco) and each and every adaptation of the manga so far has changed voice actors, barring Telence Trent D'Arby, Jotaro and Dio from All-Star Battle.note
- Sphere of Destruction: His Stand could project an invisible one capable of instantly erasing anything that came into contact with it.
- Stripperiffic: Was he a stripper?
- The Stoic: An emotionless being unless you make him hurt Dio in any way.
- There Was a Door: In his zeal to dispatch Jotaro and his allies after being resurrected by Dio, Vanilla Ice immediately sets Cream into void mode, and charges after them, in the process obliterating part of the wall. A probably mildly annoyed Dio asks, "Couldn't you use the door?"
- Undying Loyalty: To the point that he'd decapitate himself on the spot to provide his master with blood.
- Unrealistic Black Hole: His stand's power, able to erase whatever is contact with it, made worse in that it is invisible; the strikes are sudden and unavoidable unless you manage to find a method to trace its path. Thankfully, the only other downside is that he can't see either.
- Ur-Example: His stand, Cream, is the very first stand in the series that follows the naming convention for all stands after Stardust Crusaders.
- Villainous Valor: He's got a hell of a lot of devotion to DIO, and takes a ridiculous amount of punishment in his fight with Polnareff and Iggy. Downplayed in the second case once it's revealed that it's his newfound vampirism that's mostly been keeping him alive, not sheer determination.
- White Hair, Black Heart: In the Capcom game.
Voiced by: Tooru Nara (TV anime), Kouta Nemoto (All-Star Battle)One of Dio's minions and a vampire. Commonly assumed to be a Stand user, as he is able to disguise himself as a woman using a face on the back of his head, but Araki has clarified that this is not a Stand ability.
- Ascended Extra: Since Vanilla Ice was made to be a DLC character in All-Star Battle, DIO's Mansion's stage hazard is instead good ol' Nukesaku.
- Butt Monkey: Treated like crap by the heroes and his own allies alike.
- Iron Butt Monkey: And there's nothing he can do about it.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Japanese for "idiot" - it isn't his real name, but it's the only one we know him by,
- Expy: Like Doobie and Wired Beck before him, Nukesaku is an undead character introduced near the end of his part only to get more or less instantly defeated for the reader's amusement.
- Gonk: He's comically short and big headed.
- Odd Name Out: Twice: Excluding the two JoJos, he is the only named character in part 3 whose name isn't some kind of Shout-Out.
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Sacrificial Lamb: The heroes force him to open Dio's coffin. It goes about as well for him as you would expect.
- Shapeshifter: A really, really bad one. HE FORGETS TO PUT HIS BODY THE RIGHT WAY AROUND.
- Sorting Algorithm of Evil: In direct comparison to Vanilla Ice, seems to be one of, if not the weakest minion in Dio's service. Notably, he's the only known minion who doesn't have a Stand. At one point, we see Kenny G making fun of him.
- Too Dumb to Live: There's a reason why his name means idiot.
Voiced: Yuka Komatsu (TV Anime), Sayuri Kubo (OVA), Naoko Ishii (Heritage for the Future), Michiko Neya (Drama CD)Polnareff's little sister who was raped and murdered by J. Geil before the events of Part 3.
Voiced: Yuichi Nagashima (TV anime), Masaharu Sato (All Star Battle), Junpei Takiguchi (OVA), Charles Martinet (OVA, English)A senator from the United States who happens to be in Cairo during the night of DIO's rampage. Named after the band Wilson Philips.
- Badass Boast: He makes a surprisingly powerful one in his head about how he got to his position. When he actually says it, DIO breaks his nose before he can finish the first sentence.
- Fat Bastard: Averted. Despite him being a wealthy politician thinking he's above DIO, Philips isn't all that mean. When DIO walks into his car and sits next to him, Philips just shrugs the intrusion off and chats with him. In the OVA he even apologizes for hitting him with his car (which was DIO's fault because he walked into traffic), and offers a generous amount of money for him to go catch a cab. He's also proud of paying an excess of taxes due to his wealth.
- Nice Hat
- Pinch Me / This Cannot Be!: When he asks DIO to spare him because he did as he was told and the latter replies with a simple no, he starts to think it's All Just a Dream he's having.
- Sacrificial Lamb
- Sanity Slippage: Pretty much loses it completely before he's even killed.
- Small Name, Big Ego / Wrong Genre Savvy: A normal person in a world full of Crazy Awesome superpowers who pretty much sees himself as immortal because of his position in society.
- The Tooth Hurts: DIO tears out his top incisors when he nonchalantly greets him.
- Uncle Pennybags: He may be bigheaded, but nobody can say he's not a nice guy.