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Jonathan "Johnny" Joestar (Stand: Tusk)
Jonathan "Johnny" Joestar (Stand: Tusk)
Jerkass Woobie due to his terrible upbringing and self-esteem issues, and much of the story is about him growing out of this behavior to become a much nicer, self-sacrificing person. His stand is Tusk, which allows him to fire his fingernails as bullets. Tusk has ACTs, much like Echoes from Part 4, and levels up as Johnny masters the spin. ACT 2 allows him to move the bullet holes left by the nails, like dragging them along the surface. In ACT 3, Johnny shoots himself to send the spin onto himself, allowing him to move through his holes and shoot from multiple angles. ACT 4 allows Johnny to shoot a nail bullet with infinite spin, meaning he gains the power of infinity against his opponent and can completely incapacitate them, along with destroying Valentine's infinite dimension-hopping powers by applying the spin to him, as it follows Valentine across multiple universes.
- Abnormal Ammo: He shoots his nails.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Par for the course for JoJo's. The manga has him wearing light blue clothes with pink stars, All-Star Battle make his hat and shirt white with blue stars, and his pants the opposite, and Eyes of Heaven gives him a lime green outfit with red stars.
- Alliterative Name: Johnny Joestar. Though, the "Jo" in Johnny is usually pronounced "Joe" in Japan.
- Anti-Hero: Johnny's the most ambiguously heroic of the Joestars for a number of reasons.
- Classical Anti Hero: The neglect and contempt shown by his father, and the events that led up to him getting paralyzed, turned him into a bitter shadow of his former self, with deep-seated self-esteem issues. In fact, the reason he seeks to acquire the Corpse Parts is so that a "useless person" like him could have a purpose for living.
- Unscrupulous Hero: On top of that, Johnny is not really heroic. He just wanted the Corpse and is not particularly nice. To have the Corpse he'll do everything even if he must kill someone. He even proposed to Gyro to shoot a child with a serious face. He does mellow down over the course of the story, but still.
- This is deconstructed when he admits that in a way, his goals are pettier than Valentine's well-intentioned but insane scheme, causing him to nearly side with the Big Bad. The only reason he doesn't do so is because he's smart enough to test if Valentine was going to double cross him, and not because he had any sudden moral objections.
- Anyone Can Die: Bites it, 10 years after the events of SBR.
- Awesome Mc Cool Name: Joestar.
- The Big Guy: Averted with him physically since he's rather scrawny due to years of being confined to a wheelchair, but Tusk's abilities wind up making Johnny one of the most physically dangerous threats and very good in a fight even without a weapon to use. This becomes literal in both senses when Tusk evolves to ACT 4, as it is now physically very large and barrel chested and is the only Stand in the entire part to pull off a Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs barrage (accompanied by his lineage's trademark ORAORAORA Battle Cry). In addition to this, it can tear holes in dimensional walls, fire a Spin with infinite energy that can travel across dimensions, and straight up No-Sell a Time Stop!
- Bishōnen: Perhaps the most androgynous looking JoJo.
- Break the Haughty: He wound up paralyzed, simply because he thought he was too rich and famous to wait in line.
- Brick Joke: Even in an alternate universe, Dio manages to overshadow Jonathan in the eyes of his father...
- And even in an alternate universe... Jonathan loses his head. Though, it's a vastly different way he does so.
- Byronic Hero: See Contrasting Reboot Character below for more details.
- Character Development: The whole story of SBR is basically about it. Over the course of the story, Johnny finds that there's more to life beyond the walls he had built around himself.
- Coming-of-Age Story: Johnny's journey to walk again runs parallel to his growth in maturity. This is reflected in his Stand's growth from ACT to ACT, culminating in achieving ACT 4, regaining his ability to walk, and his first real heroic act not motivated by revenge or selfishness in trying to stop Diego From Another World from having the Corpse.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Other than similarities in their backstories, Johnny neither looks nor acts like Jonathan, in any way. Jonathan was a kind, idealistic, unselfish, and generous musclebound mountain of a man; Johnny is a cruel, cynical, self-centered, and petty scrawny kid (though partly justified by the atrophy caused by his disability). In other words, Jonathan was the Ideal Hero with scarcely any flaws, while Johnny is a very flawed Byronic Hero with few redeeming qualities.
- Cosmic Plaything: Something he does have in common with Jonathan. Only worse.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Comes off as whiny, incompetent, and overly reliant on Gyro. In-battle, however, it becomes clear that he can hold his own. This is especially apparent when his "Dark Will" comes out.
- Deadpan Snarker: Out of all of the JoJos that have appeared, Johnny's definitely the snarkiest of them all. He likes to reply with sarcastic remarks, particularly when it comes to Gyro and his indecipherable jokes and weird songs.Gyro: ~Pizza Mozzarella... Pizza Mozzarella... Rella Rella Rella~ What do you think?
Johnny: Gyro... That's a damn good song.
Johnny: [Sarcasm Mode] Ah... Oh man. It's great! It's awesome! This is insane! It's get stuck in your head so easily! Especially the "rella rella" part.. Its like... a masterpiece! I can't get it out of my mind! it'll definitely be a hit back in Europe.
- He's also the only character to compliment Josuke's hair in All Star Battle. The taunt is in the snark.
- Decoy Protagonist: Flip flopped, due to his namesake, readers may assume Johnny is the protagonist of the story. But according to Word of God, Gyro was originally written in the early parts of Steel Ball Run to be the protagonist. However, midway through the story Johnny starts to take more and more of a traditional protagonist role.
- Determinator: Getting his shit kicked out of him by a horse and having a piece of wood lodged in his leg will not stop this guy from learning the secret of Gyro's steel balls, and later on, absolutely nothing will get between him and the corpse parts.
- Disability Superpower: Completely averted. Johnny's paraplegia is nothing but a hindrance without any sort of supernatural compensation, and without his experience as a horseback rider while having a ranged stand he'd be near useless. Its telling that one of his stands more useful secondary uses can be described as "quickly dragged by spinning fingers".
- Embarrassing First Name: Jonathan Joestar, but he started calling himself "Johnny" after people started calling him "JoJo".
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Once he figures out the Golden Ratio, his nail bullets become incredibly powerful weapons which create movable rifts that seek out the target's vitals and destroy them.
- Expy: He doesn't have much in common with Jonathan at first, but then you find out his full backstory...
- It's more subtle, but he also takes some elements from Battle Tendency Joseph's personality as well. He used to be a Casanova Jerkass with a serious arrogant streak before Laser-Guided Karma struck, and towards the end, he also loses an arm soon after Gyro reveals his true name, although this time he gets better.
- Eyes Never Lie: He sees no problem with killing an opponent if he thinks it's necessary. Gyro can tell just by looking at his eyes — Johnny's killing intent is depicted as smoldering black flames in his pupils.
- Face Death with Dignity: He calmly accepts his fate after the Diego Brando From Another Universe hits him with his own Infinite Rotation. Subverted in that he does get better in the end.
- Fetish: He has formicophilia.
- Finger Gun: A more serious example than usual. He sometimes poses like this to aim Tusk.
- Foreshadowing: Very early on in the arc, Gyro mentions to Johnny that mosquito bites are the number one causes of death. As we approach the climax, we find out about his little fetish...
- And ultimately, Gyro dies from dozens of small wounds from D4C's ability, resembling mosquito bites.
- Friendship Moment: A lot with Gyro, but the most touching scene is the one where he gave the corpse to the enemy in order to save him.
- Glass Cannon: His Stand. Tusk boasts an impressive amount of firepower and a number of different ways to use it, but offers no defensive abilities, and the stand itself can't be used in a fight.
- Tusk Act 4 plays with this, to an extreme. It gains the ability to punch with the best of them, a durability rank of A, an INCREDIBLE boost in power, and the ability to No-Sell stopping time. The catch? Johnny can only activate Act 4 while riding a horse.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: He gets a scar, after he got shot.
- Green Lantern Ring: The Golden Ratio also allowed him to use the rifts created by his nails to transport parts or all of him to other places.
- Handicapped Badass: Not being able to use the legs doesn't stop him from kicking ass, as well as participating in a country spanning horse race.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: How dangerous are his spinning fingernail bullets? Very.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Johnny sacrifices himself to save his son, when using the corpse's power to save his wife backfires horribly.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He literally thinks of himself as "less than zero".
- Hot-Blooded: He is a JoJo. Tons of screaming and aggressive forcefulness is to be expected from him.
- Implacable Man: The higher evolutions of Tusk turn him (and his nail bullets) into this. Not even hiding behind cover, deflecting his attacks, or stopping time can protect you for very long.
- Improbable Weapon User: He shoots his fingernails like bullets. Even for JoJo, that's pretty over the top.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Naturally, with his nail bullets. Case in point: He hits Alternate Diego through a New York City street from the sewer below, while on a horse, just from the sound of the hoofbeats of Diego's horse.
- In Series Nick Name: JoJo.
- Karmic Death: In JoJolion, he stole the corpse that was supposed to have been sealed at the end of Part 7 in order to cure his wife from an unknown disease. Since the "curing" works on the Equivalent Exchange basis, and not wanting to get the disease himself, Johnny really begs that some stranger will get it instead. That "stranger" turns out be his son George. In grief, Johnny repeats the procedure, now getting the disease himself, with fatal results. JoJolion calls this "Johnny Joestar's Sin".
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Deconstructed and subverted with his Dark Will. When Johnny has his mind set on killing someone, that's all he's focused on. He puts no other thoughts into his actions in this state, something easily exploited by his enemies.
- Mundane Utility: After Johnny first masters the Golden Ratio, and learns to create rotational force around his finger, he quickly finds innocuous functions, like grating cheese, wrapping spaghetti, and brushing his teeth. It even makes Gyro jealous.
- Nice Hat: His odd horseshoe-bandanna combo. JoJolion implies that at some point he traded it for a tasseled sailor's cap resembling Josuke's.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of Axl Rose.
- One-Hit Kill: Tusk Act 4 turns Johnny's shots into this, depicted as the target nigh-instantaneously being torn to shreds and twisting into nothing. Even with a healing factor, the force of the shot will never leave your soul, and more or less pins you to the spot.
- Parental Neglect: His father focused most, if not all, of his attention on Johnny's brother, Nicholas, who was even more skilled in horse racing.
- Perpetual Frowner: In twenty-four volumes, Johnny smiles only twice, that's even less than Jotaro who's a notorious Perpetual Frowner himself.
- Pet the Dog: When his father finally apologizes to him for all those years of neglect.
- Phenotype Stereotype: To show how American he is, he wears a horseshoe hat, and star-patterned blue pants, and arm-warmers with the American Flag design on them. He replaces the hat for a Pork-pie hat with a star-patterned hem and gets rid of the original arm-warmers for some white ones.
- The Protagonist: Of Steel Ball Run.
- Pyrrhic Victory: A number of his fights end this way, notably when Gyro's out of commission and he has to take over. He defeats Sandman, but then Hot Pants knocks him out and takes some of his corpse parts. He and Gyro ward off the Eleven Men, but then Johnny is forced to give up the parts they gained to save him from becoming a tree. He has Axl RO on the ropes, but then Valentine shows up, shoots Axl, and takes the rest of the holy corpse. He defeats Valentine, but at the cost of Gyro's life.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: While this series is no stranger to a good ole fashioned punch-fest, Johnny stands out due to the fact that Tusk ACT 4 is the only Stand in the entire Part to make use of this ability. This is due mostly to the fact the the vast majority of Stands in this Part are "ability" types that either don't have the strength to pull this off (Ball Breaker and In A Silent Way, for example) or don't even have a humanoid form (Scan, Cream Starter, Scary Monsters, etc.) and thus are physically incapable of doing so.
- Reality Ensues: He regains his ability to walk in the end, but it's a slow and gradual recovery; not a single, climactic, miraculous, and perfectly timed moment.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Gyro's blue, at the beginning. Interestingly, the roles are reversed as the story goes on.
- Sarcasm Mode: To Gyro's gags.
- Say My Name: GYROOOOOOOOOOO!!
- Space Master: The higher acts of his ability approach this, with the ability to transport himself in the bullet holes of his shots.
- Tusk Act 4 masters it, being able to tear holes in physical and dimensional walls, such as ripping open a portal from a New York City street into the sewer below, and literally ripping D 4 C Love Train's dimensional barrier open with its own two hands.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In Japanese, even! In the first chapter his name is spelled ジョニー, but afterward it's ジョニィ.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: A flashback in JoJolion reveals that Johnny was killed in Japan ten years after the events of Steel Ball Run.
- The Stoic: Zig-Zagged. He's prone to screaming and shock as anyone else, and doesn't have the calm, calculating demeanor that Jotaro and Giorno have in battle. Outside of it, he mostly keeps to himself and lets Gyro do the talking. However, (as seen in Sarcasm Mode above) it's played completely straight to Gyro's antics ... or when his dark will comes out.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: Stars are everywhere in his design, to show that he is a Joestar and an American.
- Time Stands Still: Defied; aside from Gold Experience Requiem, Tusk ACT 4 is the only known Stand to be able to get around a chronokinetic Stand like AU!Diego's THE WORLD due to its mastery of the Spin, giving it the infinite energy and mastery over gravity to move independently from time itself. However, Johnny himself will still be stopped, it's just that his Stand won't be.
- Took a Level in Badass: His stand, Tusk, keeps evolving as he learns to use the Golden Ratio in battle.
- Johnny himself goes from a scrawny paraplegic with low self esteem to one-hit-killing the Big Bad and standing down Alternate Universe Diego's THE WORLD confidently and calmly without a hint of fear. Not even Jotaro could act that detached fighting The World.
- Tranquil Fury: When his "Dark Determination" kicks in, he barely speaks; this means that he really wants to kill you.
- The Unfavorite: To his father.tht of his father cheering him on with pride as he thundered past Broadway, and the thoughts of the memories of his epic trek with Gyro was more than enough. Johnny may have lost the race, but he won something far more precious; a true friend and his father's love.]]
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Really, really wanted his father's love and approval. He got it in the end.
Iulius Caesar "Gyro" Zeppeli (Stand: Ball Breaker)
scan the horizon for things of interest. When he masters the spin, he gains the Stand Ball Breaker, which allows him to accelerate the energy of an object if he hits it with the spin, i.e accelerating a person's cells to the point where they rapidly age.Gyro hails from Naples and comes from a family line of executioners. After questioning the morality of the job when an innocent boy, Marco, is convicted of treason for failing to report his employers' conspiracy against the king, he sets out to enter the Steel Ball Run and land first place to curry the king's favor and earn amnesty for Marco, who is awaiting execution.
- '80s Hair: He had a mullet when he was a kid.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: The manga and All-Star Battle make him blonde and wearing a purple and tan outfit. Eyes of Heaven makes his clothes blue and his hair green. He has green eyes in the manga, but blue in the games.
- Anyone Can Die: No character surnamed Zeppeli has ever reached the end of their given part alive.
- Badass Beard: Those squares at his jawline count.
- Badass Normal: He does not need a Stand to fight.
- Balloon Belly: Briefly during the Sugar Mountain arc.
- Barbarian Long Hair: Has a wild untamed mane, and being a physical fighter, has the right to claim it.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Johnny.
- Blood from the Mouth
- Brought Down to Badass: After he willingly gave "Scan" away by handing the corpse part over to Lucy Steel.
- Catch Phrase: Nyohoho!
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Gyro has a couple of quirky moments in Steel Ball Run, his weird cheese song being one of the most notable.
- Composite Character: He fulfills the older and wiser mentor role of Part 1's William, as well as the best friend role and namesake of Part 2's Caesar. Likewise, his motive for freeing Marco calls to mind Mark from Battle Tendency as well.
- Death of a Thousand Cuts: What killed him? Tiny scratches that by way of D4C's secondary ability traveled to his heart, thus dying of internal hemorrhage.
- Deuteragonist: He shares an equal amount of page-time with Johnny in the first 21 volumes, but following his defeat and subsequent death at Valentine's hands, he loses The Protagonist role to Johnny, who is left to defeat the villain by himself.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: He has balls of steel.
- Everyone Has Standards: Gyro is a professional assassin with a huge pragmatic streak, but even he gets disturbed by how ruthless Johnny can be.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: The basis for the steel balls' power is their rotation. Based on the Golden Ratio, no less.
- Embarrassing First Name: His actual given name is Iulius Caesar, the Latin form of "Julius Caesar".
- Friendship Moment: With Johnny.
- Generation Xerox: Like the other Zeppeli who have appeared in the series, he doesn't survive.
- Handsome Lech: Tends to flirt with women, as shown in the Sugar Mountain arc, one flashback even has him having sex with a hospital patient, who was a married woman.
- The Hero: Johnny is the protagonist but Gyro is more heroic.
- Killed Off for Real: 'Tis the inevitable fate of the Zeppeli bloodline...
- The Last Dance
- Makes Just as Much Sense in Context: All of his jokes, which even Johnny finds to be indecipherable.Pizza mozzarella pizza mozzarella rella rella rella
- Meaningful Name: His nickname, Gyro, which means "revolve" in many romance languages, such as in "gyroscope" and "gyration". His real name, Iulius Caesar, has the obvious meaning... but it also connects him to Caesar from Part 2, another co-protagonist who started out stronger than the main character before being killed.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Lesson 5...
- Mortal Wound Reveal
- Named After Somebody Famous: Named after Julius Caesar, much to his embarrassment. Unusual in that Gyro's case is the only time such a connection is acknowledged in the text.
- Nice Hat: Cut to resemble a cyclist helmet. Also, there's a pair of goggles which, instead of lenses, just has a few holes cut kinda like Kanye West venetian sunglasses.
- Nonindicative Name: Minor, the chapter 'The Desert-Born Outlaws' shows us his steel balls are actually made of iron. Presumably it's the shape that allows him to conduct the Spin through them, since every iteration of the "steel balls" that he makes after losing or destroying a pair of them bear the same design on their surface.
- No Pronunciation Guide: In Italian his name is pronounced 'Yee-ro', but in both All Star Battle and the radio drama it's pronounced 'Jai-ro'.
- Really Dead Montage: He gets one.
- Real Men Wear Pink: When packing for the race, he decided a comic book and a teddy bear took priority over toilet paper, scissors, and a toothbrush plus tooth powder. After his teddy becomes ragged and is falling apart, he orders a new one from a catalog. Specifically, the one with the pretty pink bow on its head.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Johnny's blue.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: The kid he ran the race to save does get saved by Johnny in the end, but dies just a few years later from a fever.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In the French official translation, "Gyro" becomes "Jayro". It becomes "J Lo" in Italy, but that's pronounced the same way. His real name is also divided between Julius or Iulius or Yulius.
- Technobabble: For those who aren't science or arithmetic buffs, the way his steel balls work will require some very serious research and at least one re-reading.
- Took a Level in Badass: Eventually gains "Ball Breaker", a second stand.
Lucy Steel (née Pendleton)
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (All-Star Battle)The much younger wife of Stephen Steel, unwittingly dragged into the world of the Steel Ball Run and the Holy Corpse. Though living in constant danger of the wrath of the president, and overwhelmed by the gravity of the situation she is in, for the sake of her husband's safety, she opposes Valentine behind the scenes.
- Attempted Rape: Valentine tries to sleep with her when she was disguised as Scarlet. Even after finding out that she was an impostor, Valentine proceeds to try and have his way with her anyway. Lucy was saved at the last minute by having Hot Pants' spray sticking onto Valentine.
- Artistic Age: She's pretty tall and... well-developed for a 14 year-old.
- Badass Adorable: A young 14 year old girl who is a Guile Hero and is always finding her way through situations.
- Body Horror: When she becomes The Holy Corpse, her skin breaks apart like triangular puzzle pieces.
- Brick Joke: How she defeats Alternate Universe Diego Brando. She brings the original Diego's head close to him, which, because of how the same people from alternate universes die by being forcibly fused together, causes his head to explode into a bloody mess.
- Call-Back: She has the same maiden name as Erina from Parts 1 and 2.
- Damsel in Distress: When she becomes The Holy Corpse, Funny Valentine keeps her captive in order to make himself unstoppable with Love Train's ability. The final battle involves Gyro and Johnny having to rescue her.
- Depending on the Artist: Sometimes she looks her age (at the beginning and at the near end), sometimes she doesn't.
- Dude Magnet: Is married to Stephen, Mountain Tim has feelings for her, Funny Valentine spent a few chapters trying to catch and rape her., Alternative Universe!Diego tried having sex with her, and...
- Even the Girls Want Her: Scarlet is more than eager to have sex with her.
- Guile Hero: She has no supernatural abilities whatsoever, so she has to rely on her wits to survive.
- The Heart
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Stephen Steel. It's far stronger than any normal friendship, though it doesn't necessarily qualify as "love".
- Morality Pet: Serves as one to multiple characters, including her husband Stephen, Mountain Tim, Johnny, and even Valentine to an extent.
- Ms. Fanservice: So much so that the President's wife took an interest in her.
- Power Degeneration: Develops a Stand called Ticket to Ride when the Holy Corpse fuses with her. It allows her to turn her tears into knives and gives her protection from misfortune, but it slowly turns her into metal and will eventually kill her.
- Pregnant Badass When the Holy Corpse took residence in her womb to mature into a complete form again.
- Selective Gravity: Subconsciously, during the second stage of being the host.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Pun aside, the fact that this young lady is willing and able to stand to the occasion in spite of being terrified out of her wits makes her as brave as any hero.
- Spanner in the Works: Ever notice how alternate Diego never got to seal the corpse in the vault before he died? When Stephen gets there, the door is already closed, and it is heavily implied that Lucy herself closed the vault. As it was built so that only the person who closed the vault could open it, this sets the stage for Johnny to take the Corpse from said vault to Japan many years later.
- Tears of Fear: Sheds these during her closer encounters with Valentine and his subordinates.
- Took a Level in Badass: Several by Book 24, enough to kill Diego Brando, who has THE WORLD as his stand.
- Younger Than They Look: She's actually 14, but she looks about four, five, or maybe even six years older than that. She's rather tall, pretty curvy, and is fetishized a lot more than many other 14-year-olds are.
Voiced by: Mitsuru Ogata (radio drama and All-Star Battle)A one-time explorer and adventurer, who's gained and lost several fortunes. The MC and creator of the Steel Ball Run, though he doesn't realize what the President actually wants it for.
- Anime Hair: His hair looks less like hair and more like a broken eggshell, just like Foo Fighters'.
- The Cameo: He runs the Campaign mode in All-Star Battle. And is extremely enthusiastic about it.
- Cool Old Guy
- Expy: Of the older Speedwagon from part 2.
- Gonk: It's the hair, which is cartoonishly simple compared to his otherwise realistic face, that makes him look so out of place.
- Intergenerational Friendship: The true nature of their relationship, and it's stronger than many actual romantic marriages. It made him look like a paedophile however.
- I Was Quite a Looker: An early chapter reveals he was more handsome in his youth.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Due to his age, it looks like this. It's not.
Mountain Tim (Stand: Oh! Lonesome Me)
Mountain Tim (Stand: Oh! Lonesome Me)
- All Love Is Unrequited: Has a crush on Lucy, but Lucy does not return his feelings as she always loves her husband.
- Back for the Dead: It looked like he was killed off by Oyecomova's Stand, only to turn out to be OK... only to be killed by Blackmore.
- Big Damn Heroes: Rescues Lucy from being captured by Valentine's guards, but it ultimately costs him his life.
- Body Horror: His Stand allows him to separate his body parts into pieces, being only attached to each other with rope.
- Boom, Headshot: Shot in the head by Blackmore.
- Decoy Protagonist: Early arcs and covers after his debut set him up to round out a Power Trio with Johnny and Gyro, recreating part 1's Joestar-Zeppeli-Speedwagon cast, and it's with his help that they're first clued into the true plot and intrigue behind the titular race. Instead, he leaves them be shortly after, and Steel Ball Run remained a Buddy Picture with frequent temporary companions.
- Defiant to the End: refuses to give the identity of Lucy to Blackmore, resulting in his death.
- Expy: His scar, long hair ,and hat makes him look a bit like Speedwagon. He's also firmly good-aligned and has a one-sided crush on Lucy.
- His Nice Hat and cowboy trappings also call Hol Horse's design to mind, though thankfully not his personality.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Towards Lucy Steel.
- Made of Plasticine: His Stand allows him to break his body up into pieces without harm as long as they stay connected to his rope. Not that it looks all that nice if you look at the part of his body the segments were originally attached to.
- Nice Hat: A zebra-patterned cowboy hat.
- Scars Are Forever
Hot Pants (Stand: Cream Starter)
Hot Pants (Stand: Cream Starter)
Voiced by: Megumi Toyoguchi (Eyes of Heaven)
- Bifauxnen: Her looks can make her pass of as a Bishounen, while some characters were able to find out that she's a woman, some still don't.
- Bokukko: Tended to use Japanese male pronouns to keep up her Sweet Polly Oliver facade. After the reveal, she started to use gender-neutral pronouns instead.
- Church Militant
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Gets a spider, flies, wooden window frames, and glass sucked beneath her skin. The spider's venom kills her instantly.
- Cynicism Catalyst: The death of her brother, for which she's partially responsible.
- Dropped a Bridge on Her: During the fight against Valentine, she becomes a victim of his new ability thanks to Love Train. However, because of how fast it happens and how nobody really pays attention to it much after, lots of fans tend to forget this fact, likening it to a similar incident earlier on in which she was in danger, yet somehow escaped off screen.
- Enemy Mine: She double teams Valentine with the help of Diego Brando. Yes, really.
- Swiss-Army Superpower: Cream Starter is incredibly versatile for a Stand based around spraying flesh.
- Body Horror: Naturally. Also one of Hot Pants' favorite kill tactics, sealing the target's mouth and nose shut to stop them from breathing.
- Detachment Combat: She can use it to separate parts of her body from herself.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Comes in handy when the heroes need to get patched up after a battle.
- Master of Disguise: It can flawlessly immitate a person's appearance, up to changing someone's voice to create an even better disguise.
- Sweet Polly Oliver: Convincingly passed as a guy to the point where the viewer might actually think she's one at first.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Johnny founds out that she's a woman by accidentally almost touching her breasts.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has pink hair.
Voiced by: Ken Narita (All-Star Battle)
- Anime Hair: His hair can only be described as a grid-like style.
- Badass Normal: Wekapipo lacks a Stand entirely. His ability Wrecking Ball is just a variant of the Zeppeli family's Steel Ball techniques.
- The Cameo: A pre-match effect in Campaign mode in All-Star Battle, he uses Wrecking Ball to weaken your opponent.
- Cynicism Catalyst: The death of his sister triggers this. He gets better when it is revealed that Gyro's father is protecting her.
- Expy: He has a connection to Zeppeli/Gyro, knows some Hamon/Spin techniques, joins the heroes, and is ultimately offed by Dio/Diego. Kinda like Dire. On the other hand, his backstory and the fact that he pulls a Heel–Face Turn after being misguided by his hatred also makes him comparable to Polnareff.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: You know how Funny Valentine can trigger a Never the Selves Shall Meet? He does it to Wekapipo. Valentine traps Diego in another dimension with the intent to kill him, but Diego quickly realizes how D4C works (allowing things to travel between dimensions when they get caught between two things) so Diego gets himself stuck between the two Wekapipos.
- Heel–Face Turn
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: On figuring out that Gyro can use the wolf corpse to calculate the Golden Rectangle, he buries it under the ice with Wrecking Ball... which throws ice chips and melted water into the air. Given the freezing temperatures, they immediately become snow, which Gyro promptly uses to work out the Rectangle and defeat Wekapipo.
Sandman (Stand: In A Silent Way)
Sandman/Soundman (Stand: In a Silent Way)
Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (Eyes of Heaven)An American Indian, a black sheep of his tribe, who enters the Steel Ball Run to secure his tribe's land. The first character we meet in Part 7.
- Anti-Villain: He join in the Steel Ball Run race and states an aim to win and use the prize money to liberate or defend his tribe. He later reveals to have allied with the government in order to defend this interest.
- Badass Native: He's Native American, but he's able to compete in a horse race on foot.
- Badass Normal: In a race involving horses, he's the only one to run completely barefoot, yet he's almost always in the top running.
- Braids Beads And Buck Skins
- Expy: His stand to Koichi Hirose's stand since both "Echoes" and "In A Silent Way" involve manipulating sounds and can manifest those sounds as active effects in the case of Echoes Act 2
- Horse of a Different Color: Sort of; he runs barefoot in a horse race.
- Killed Off for Real: The first victim of Tusk Act 2.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: His Stand allows him to manipulate sound.
- Magical Native American: By way of his Stand.
- Multicolored Hair: Has light turquoise braids and his ponytail is black.
- Named After Somebody Famous: The (non-canon)Jorge Joestar novel gives his full name as Goyathlee Soundman, after Goyathlay.
- Noble Savage: Sandman is a Magical Native American who participates in the Steel Ball Run to get the necessary money for his tribe to legally own their land. He is reasonably nice, and honorable enough to help contestants in need. Even then he decides being a Punch-Clock Villain to Valentine is a better option to help his tribe than the race.
- Neutral No Longer: Although he appears at the very beginning of part 7 as a sympathetic character, and even seems like he may become an ally of Johnny and Gyro, his dedication to saving his homeland and people ultimately aligns him with Valentine.
- Punch-Clock Villain: His reasons for joining with Valentine halfway through part 7 is due to his motivation to save his tribe rather than to win the race.
- Tragic Villain
- Weapons-Grade Vocabulary: His Stand can create the sound effect kana that, when touched, induces the related effect, i.e. "burning", "cutting", or "stabbing".
Pocoloco (Stand: Hey Ya!)
Pocoloco (Stand: Hey Ya!)
Voiced by: Yasuhiko Kawazu (All-Star Battle), Fumihiro Okabayashi (radio drama)The son of a former slave, disinclined to hard work. His Stand, Hey Ya! (named after one of OutKast's most known songs), gives him seemingly nonsensical advice that always turns out in his favor.
- Boring Invincible Hero: Arguably a Shadow Archetype for Gyro and Johnny. While all three seek to win the race (and Johnny's main goal isn't so much the money as figuring out Gyro's spin secrets), Pocoloco's absurd luck means the race has no personal meaning to him, and he never grows as a person because of his complacent dependence on his power. So while he may have won the race and the money, it pales in comparison to Gyro and Johnny's struggles and personal growth, represented by their greater cause to stop Funny Valentine from obtaining the whole Corpse.
- Born Lucky: A fortune teller inform him that he would be at the highest point in his life for two months, so Pocoloco decided to take advantage of his newfound luck and enter the race. Despite the misconception that his Stand improves Pocoloco's luck, it doesn't do anything other than encourage its user and put them in a good mood.
- The Cameo: An extremely rare post-match effect in All-Star Battle Campaign mode, he shares his "pot of luck", completely refilling your energy.
- The Fool: The man's a dimwit, and yet he is blessed with crazy luck.
- Humble Goal: He's after the prize money so that he can afford to just watch the clouds, and so his father doesn't have to be a sharecropper anymore.
- Joke Character: Not him, but rather, his stand - said stand has absolutely no combat ability whatsoever (all of it's stats are rank E - for comparison's sake, Survivor from Part 6, which Dio stated was the weakest stand he had seen, had a C in durability, and Es in everything else), and it's sole ability (giving advice/words of encouragement) isn't very practical. Pocoloco should consider himself extremely lucky that he never actually had to fight any other stand users.
- Meaningful Name: The (non-canon) Jorge Joestar novel gives his full name as Pocoloco Tripleseven, emphasizing his ridiculous luck.
- Mistaken for Badass: Despite being a complete dolt, thanks to his amazing luck, he is commonly mistaken as a racing genius who only looks like a moron at first glance.
- Nice Guy: An easygoing and humble guy who just wants to relax and watch the clouds. This helps take the edge off the audience when he ends up winning the Steel Ball Run.
- Rags to Riches: Due to ultimately being 1st place of the Steel Ball Run, he wins the 50 million dollars.
Diego "Dio" Brando (Stand: Scary Monsters)
Diego "Dio" Brando (Stand: Scary Monsters)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven), Masayuki Katou (radio drama)A genius racer from England. After his mother died due to terrible treatment while working in a hellish Victorian England, he bitterly vowed to achieve the top place in society. After grabbing a hold of one of the Corpse's eyes, he eventually gains Scary Monster as a Stand, which allows him to turn himself and others into dinosaurs.
- The Ace: Everybody recognizes him as a genius jockey. He not only thoroughly kicks Valentine's ass, he also kicks the asses of several alternate universe Valentines and even his Stand at the same time.
- Always Someone Better: Diego was always recognized as more talented than Johnny, much to George Joestar's chagrin. Throughout the race, Johnny continuously tries to come on top over Dio, but ultimately fails to ever defeat even him, even with the power that allowed him to defeat Valentine, Tusk ACT 4.
- Animorphism: After he fuses with one of the Turbo Eyes shortly before Dr. Ferdinand's death, he gains the ability to change into a dinosaur at will, thus gaining his own stand. The Ability itself comes from Dr. Ferdinand's Stand "Scary Monsters", thus the derived name.
- Anti-Villain: Unlike the main universe one, Diego was portrayed as a sinister yet still tragic figure wanting to have his existence acknowledged; it may be hard to call him a good guy, but his goals and actions eventually line up with the heroic side.
- Bishōnen: Handsome as a Brando.
- The Bluebeard: Diego is rumored to have murdered his 83 year-old wife for the money.
- Chick Magnet: Girls love him so much they jumped on him when he was still racing.
- Demoted to Dragon: The original Diego was essentially the Greater-Scope Villain of the first universe.
- Determinator: He's nothing if not determined.
- Dragon Ascendant: To Dr. Ferdinand, taking the latter's power for his own after his demise and using it in far more inventive ways than the original user. For example, at one point he transforms two men into dinosaurs to make them obey him, and then he transforms the dinosaurs into dinosaur lamps. He points out that they won't light up, though.
- Enemy Mine: He reluctantly teams up with Hot Pants to take down Valentine.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Has the power to invoke this by turning himself and others into dinosaurs.
- Evil Brit: While he is very unfettered in getting his way and implied to have done nasty things to get to where he is, he is far more humane and sympathetic than the original Dio.
- Expy: Of Dio Brando, albeit slightly less evil, and much more sympathetic. He also looked much like Giorno as a child.
- Glasgow Grin: When he uses Scary Monsters in a more humanoid form.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: How the original Diego dies, as he's cut in half by a train.
- Heel–Face Turn: Was originally opposed to Gyro and Johnny, and had even teamed up with Valentine, then decides to go against Valentine.
- It's All About Me: Even when he (technically) sides with the heroes, it's mostly so that he could have the Holy Corpse all to himself.
- Let Them Die Happy: The original dies believing he defeated Valentine.
- Nice Hat: Sports a stunningly fabulous one, with his name literally on it.
- Nominal Hero: The first Diego is in his own league of who to align himself with.
- Out-of-Character Moment: Long-time JoJo fans might get a bit unnerved when they see Dio Brando playfully joke around with a Joestar and a Zeppeli.
- Power Incontinence: At first, he doesn't have the greatest control over his dino shapeshifting.
- The Rival: Johnny's and Gyro's.
- Scaled Up: The power of Scary Monsters.
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: Technically, he did kill Valentine, three times no less, but doing so brought on a new Valentine with a new power.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: While the Original Dio was an asshole since his birth, Diego turned evil only because of his father abandoning him and his mother.
Sugar Mountain (Stand: Sugar Mountain's Spring)
A young woman who is the representative of a Stand-possessing Tree, which has the Stand named Sugar Mountain's Spring.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: She even quotes Lolita at one point.
- Honest Axe: Anytime something gets dropped into the spring, she is compelled to offer the actual object or something more extravagant. If you're honest, she'll give you both. Gyro figures out her game and drops rabbit ears into the spring, earning him and Johnny the corpse ears. The catch is that if you don't use all of the items you earned by sundown, your soul will be trapped in the tree by the spring.
- Older Than They Look: She's around 66, although she was trapped by the Tree for about 50 years.
An old Japanese man famous for being "the man with two navels", who enters the Steel Ball Run. May or may not be the ancestor of Part 8's Higashikata family.
- Bald of Awesome
- Cool Old Guy: Anyone who survives, let alone wins even a single stage in the Steel Ball Run at the age of 68 more than qualifies. It also helps that he has two navels.
- Foreshadowing: His two navels foreshadow the next arc.
- Red Herring: During the confrontation with the Stand "In A Silent Way", Johnny (and by extension, the reader) presumed that he was the user. No less than three pages later, we find out it's actually Soundman.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He accumulates significance in Jojolion when he is revealed to have established the success of the Higashikata bloodline, founding the Higashikata Fruit Company. And not forget that his daughter Rina marry Johnny and his bloodline give the birth of Yoshikage Kira (that is also Jotaro's version in this universe).
- Adaptational Villainy: While the original Avdol was a Nice Guy, Urmd here? Not so much.
- Black Guy Dies First: He might not have died, but he's the first to be "eliminated" from the race.
- Expy: Of Mohammad Avdol, though Avdol was far less of a dick.
- Horse of a Different Color: He enters the race riding a camel.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Slams his camel into any horse that gets close, hoping to drive their riders out of the race. He thus brings it on himself when Gyro lures him into a patch of cacti.
- Nice Hat: He wears a turban.
- Bi the Way: She thinks that Lucy is really cute, and is more than willing to have sex with her.
- Depraved Bisexual: Lucy drugs her and sneaks into Valentine's room to steal his corpse part. Scarlet wakes up and ambushes her, furious that Lucy had just pretended to like her to get to Valentine. That's not even getting into the fact that she was trying to have sex with a 14-year-old girl.
- They Really Do Love Each Other: Even though she's more than willing to cheat on her husband with another woman, she genuinely loves Valentine, and sees him as a kind and compassionate soul.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed by Mike O.'s stand, as his balloon dogs had caught wind of 'Scarlet's' (actually Lucy in disguise thanks to Hot Pants) scent and tracked down and killed her.
- Adaptational Villainy: While the original universe Dario was a drunk and an abusive father that led Dio to evil, he still ultimately cared for his welfare. Here, he's an unrepentant Jerkass who throws Diego into the river in hopes he'll die to not have another mouth to feed.
- Abusive Parents: Even worse when the original Dario. He tried to kill his son.
- Bishōnen: To contrast the original's Evil Old Folks appearance, he's much more handsome. Not that he's better; in fact, he's worse.
- Jerkass: Even more than the original, if it were possible.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Nothing has been said about his fate except Diego wants to find him for what he did. Unfortunately he didn't get a chance.
- Kick the Dog: His attempt to have Diego drowned in order to not have an extra mouth to feed.
Funny Valentine (Stand: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap)note
Voiced by: Yasuyuki Kase (All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven)The President of the United States (of Valentine...). The mastermind behind the Steel Ball Run; the race actually stops along the locations of the corpse pieces, which he intends to take for himself.His Stand is Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, sometimes just shorted to D4C, which allows him to interact with alternate universes.
- Agent Peacock: His style.
- Animal Motif: Rabbit, as the Up the Real Rabbit Hole, white color scheme, ability to multiply himself to large numbers, and upward-pointed horns of his Stand implies.
- Anime Hair: How does his hair manage to stay that curly?
- Anti-Villain: Arguably the most sympathetic Big Bad so far, being driven by his desire to protect his country at all costs.
- Achey Scars: During his time as a soldier, he was tortured and left with scars resembling the Stars and Stripes on his back. He claims they usually ache, but stop doing so during the race, which he takes as a sign.
- Affably Evil: Charismatic, dignified, and polite at all times.
- Alternate Universe: Manages to actually weaponize dimensional hopping.
- Back from the Dead: One of D4C's abilities. He uses it a lot more often than one would expect.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears one.
- The Bad Guy Wins: Downplayed. While the Corpse parts don't turn the US into a utopia like he planned, they're still sealed away in Trinity Church where they won't be used against his country, which means his worst fears won't be realized. Johnny manages to steal the parts and bring them to Morioh, but it's implied American agents take them back after he dies.
- Big Bad: Of Part 7, although at first he's more sympathetic than most of the previous Big Bads. Valentine's clever use of his stand, and sheer determination that rivals even the main duo's, make him a deadly adversary.
- Big Beautiful Man: Even before he became a well-toned hunk, Valentine looked quite attractive, thanks to the nature of Araki's artstyle.
- Biseinen: Would you believe he's pushing 50?
- Camp Straight: With an Agent Peacock style.
- Catchphrase: Dojya~~~n!
- The Charmer: Valentine is president of the United States for a reason; he's incredibly charismatic and many of his followers believe him for his rhetoric alone. Interestingly enough he was able to convince Johnny to forgive him for killing Gyro and all of his other actions, and would have probably found an ally in him had Valentine not hidden a gun behind his back. During the epilogue his approval rating was around 91%.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He demonstrates the best way to drink out of a can by piercing its bottom and drinking from there. He can also play the mandolin with his feet.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Takes Pucci's Knight Templar tendencies fueled with a Freudian Excuse to the extremes, to the point where he skews towards Anti-Villain territory. Also compared to most JoJo villains, Funny Valentine may be the most dignified and honorable of the lot, being a man of his word, always calm under pressure, and wanting to do what's best for America, even if it has to be over the corpses of others. He is still no less ruthless and amoral than the other villains.
- The Cynic: More or less sums up his motivations. Since he sees life as a zero-sum game where there is a set amount of "fortune" and "misfortune" to be distributed amongst the whole of humanity, he wishes to give his country as much "fortune" as possible while pushing away all the "misfortune", even if it means dooming non-Americans to more suffering.
- Dub Name Change: In the simplest way possible — D4C is never called by its full name in the English version of All-Star Battle. There are, however, cheeky references to no one knowing what D4C stands for, or the statement that Valentine will do anything "for a fair and honest price"... but you can hear him saying "Dirty deeds done dirt-cheap" in Gratuitous English. Surprisingly, his "Love Train" ability is still called that.
- When Eyes of Heaven came along they kept D4C, but his attack name where he says "Dirty deeds done dirt-cheap" is changed to Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price.
- Eagle Land: An interesting mix of type 1 and 2. On the one hand, he's a dignified man who works hard for the good of his country, treats his underlings and enemies with respect, yet still possesses a quirky and buffoonish side to him that makes him likable on a personal level. On the other hand, his patriotism perhaps goes too far, as he's willing to bring suffering to the entire world if it means more happiness for America. He's also very self-righteous, ruthless in his methods, and the fairly rapey vibes he gives off towards Lucy might paint him in a darker light.
- Evil Virtues: Ambition, Determination, Diligence and Resourcefulness.
- Family Theme Naming: The (non-canon) Jorge Joestar novel introduces two relatives of his named Funnier and The Funniest.
- Fat Bastard: At first, but at some point he gets a Fanservice Pack involving a rugged jaw and a chiseled body. He may have switched himself with a sexier version from an alternate universe, as it's implied he has done so several times before, and may have been using Fat!Valentine as cover.
- Foreshadowing: To D4C and its powers - notice that in the first few chapters, Funny Valentine is surrounded by people who look exactly like him, save for one or two features (like height or facial hair). Notice also that they never touch him.
- Freudian Excuse: His father died in battle for America's stability, leading him to do the same.
- Four Is Death: The name of his stand is shortened to D4C.
- Also, the C is pronounced as shi, making it a bilingual deathly pun.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He secretly tries to bring a gun from an alternate dimension in order to kill Johnny. Unfortunately for him, Johnny tosses the gun from the main dimension to him, which merges with the alternate one and exposes Valentine's treachery. The worst part is that Johnny was actually convinced by his speech, so he would have achieved all of his goals if he had just trusted Johnny to accept his offer.
- Hope Spot: When he discovered D4C's powers, he thought it would give him a chance to visit an alternate version of his father who survived the war so he could see him one last time. Tragically, his father's death is one of the constants throughout all the parallel realities.
- I Gave My Word: He promises Lucy Steel that he'll save the life of her husband, Stephen, and holds to it even after Stephen interferes with his plan. But even if he ensures Stephen doesn't die, he'll punish him with pain.
- Improbable Weapon User: Literally. I.e, he weaponizes the abstract concept of improbability and karma to fight the heroes.
- I Surrender, Suckers: He attempts this on Johnny when defeated by the Super Spin.
- Karma Houdini: Weaponized. When Valentine stands in the dimensional gap created by the Corpse, any attack against him will be reflected on somebody else in the world in the form of Karmic Death.
- Light Is Not Good: Not only is he a blonde and wearing white clothes, but his stand is also white in color.
- Man in White: His clothes.
- Manipulative Bastard: On the verge of being defeated, Valentine puts off a Rousing Speech at Johnny, mixed with Freudian Excuse and Motive Rant, at least convincing him that Valentine had the moral upper ground, and almost convincing him that he would spare the latter. Almost.
- Me's a Crowd: At one point, Valentine along with two other alternate dimension copies attack Diego Brando. They lost.
- Mr. Fanservice: He's attractive and shows it.
- Mundane Utility: It's implied that he's used his Stands to walk without the sound of footsteps.
- Never the Selves Shall Meet: If more than one iteration of a person or object exist in the same universe, their presence will end up annihilating both. D4C's power protects Valentine himself from this effect, but he weaponizes it against others.
- Not So Different: Johnny eventually dies doing what Valentine tried to do with the Corpse Parts: shunting the misfortune of those he cared about onto others.
- Overly Long Name: "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" is tied with "Killer Queen Bites the Dust" for the series' longest Stand name so far, which is likely the main reason it's generally called D4C.
- President Evil: Albeit, a more sympathetic one, especially since he's a JoJo Big Bad.
- Quick Draw: How Valentine is finally defeated, being shot by Johnny.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Wears a bright pink longcoat in the colored manga and Eyes of Heaven.
- The Rashomon: A side-effect of D4C's abilities.
- Superpower Lottery: Keeping with JoJo villain tradition, Valentine hit the jackpot.
- Alternate Universe: By closing himself between two objects, he can transport himself to one.
- Immortal Life Is Cheap: D4C can transport Valentine's consciousness to an alternate universe body if he suffers a mortal wound, then bring the fresh body back.
- Me's a Crowd: He can also simply just transport a private army of himselves to attack en masse.
- Karma Houdini / Winds of Destiny, Change: Weaponized, but only while under the effect of Lucy's "Love Train". When standing inside the dimensional gap, all "misfortune" will pass through him and hit another victim in another part of the world. It also alters the karma of his enemies, by giving him an Unblockable Attack: even the smallest scratch he gives you on the arm will transform into a small scratch on your vital organs, such as your heart.
- The Unfettered: No act is too amoral for Valentine, if it means certain glory for America.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He doesn't like working with Diego and only brought over his stronger alternate version as a last resort.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Becomes a lot more arrogant once he utilizes Lucy's Love Train effect and becomes virtually invincible, believing that he has been marked for greatness by the Holy Corpse.
- Up the Real Rabbit Hole: He constantly refers to his original world as the root world. Justified, since the root world is the only world where the Holy Corpse exists.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Until the story of his father's death "inspired" him.
- Villainous Breakdown: Averted, which is unusual for a JoJo villain, especially a Big Bad, who all go down screaming at their fate; in fact, after being overwhelmed by Johnny's new power, he quickly re-composes himself by playing to his soft side in order to get a shot at him. And even when that failed, he made sure he'd had an ace by bringing alternate universe Diego Brando in order to get the Corpse.
- Villain with Good Publicity: The public adores Funny Valentine. Our heroes, and their companions? Not so much.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Valentine's main motivation for obtaining the Corpse is patriotism, as he wants to use the Corpse's ultimate power for the sake of the United States. His main fear, as he explains to Johnny and Dio, is that the corpse falls into the hands of another country's leader.
- Jesus approved of him. Do we need to say more?.
- Winds of Destiny, Change: Valentine weaponizes abstract concepts such as luck, karma and probability to take down the heroes. It works extremely effectively.
The Diego Brando from Another Universe (Stand: THE WORLD)
Funny Valentine eventually uses his Stand to summon another Diego from an alternate universe, who has THE WORLD as a Stand to fight his enemies.
- Alternate Universe: He is an alternate Diego brought into play by Valentine as a backup if he died. This Diego doesn't have Scary Monster as a Stand, but he does have THE WORLD.
- Brick Joke: How he is defeated by Lucy Steel.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Alternate Diego's version of THE WORLD is almost identical as the original The World, but it has "D"s where the original The World had hearts, and seems to be slimmer (the original The World was as muscular as Star Platinum, maybe even more. Though that one was more likely due to the influence of Art Evolution).
- Cheaters Never Prosper: Much like how Dio could only defeat Johnathan by riding the coattails of a greater villain, namely Kars and his stone masks, AU Diego would have most likely been obliterated by Tusk Act 4 had Valentine not told him the nature of its infinite rotation and how to outwit it. And similarly to how Dio defeats Johnathan but not the Joestars, AU Diego ends up being Hoist by His Own Petard when he turns Tusk against its user: sure, he beats Johnny and his terrifying stand, but is then killed pathetically because he couldn't merely run away from Lucy Steel, an otherwise stand-less teenage girl, due to chopping off his own leg to do so.
- Dragon Ascendant: The original was not Valentine's dragon, and in fact eventually opposed him, but this Diego is this to Valentine.
- Grievous Harm with a Body: Alternate Diego whacks Johnny with his own leg. He also gets killed by Lucy Steel when she uses the head of the original Diego against him.
- Gratuitous English: The original The World was spelled with Katakana in the Japanese print. Alternate Diego's THE WORLD is spelled this way in all caps, much like how the original Dio's name is spelled as DIO in Stardust Crusaders onwards.
- Hijacked by Ganon: Alternate Diego shows up with THE WORLD. There's also the fact that he's just as much of a Jerkass as the original Dio.
- Mythology Gag: Lucy brings mainline Diego's head in order to kill AU Dio, mirroring how Wang Chung brings Dio's head in order to kill and steal the body of Johnathon.
- Never the Selves Shall Meet: AU Diego is defeated when Lucy brings him the head of the original Diego, causing the two to explode.
- True Final Boss: While Valentine is the climax battle of Part 7, he is last enemy after Valentine's death.
- Time Stands Still: THE WORLD has the ability to stop time, as expected.
- Walking Spoiler: His very existence causes him to be relegated to a separate folder from Diego.
- Your Head A-Splode: How AU Diego meets his demise.
Don't let the name fool you. This character is actually a he, and is always referred to as such. An outcast from a village after losing a duel and being left to die by being tied to a cactus. He's only interested in killing superior jockeys to claim the prize money for himself.
- Badass Normal: Doesn't have a Stand, has a girlish name, can kick your ass regardless.
- The Beastmaster: With beetles. Although, the less said about *where* he raises and trains those beetles, the better.
- Call-Back: His being left for dead and tied to a cactus in his backstory calls to mind the assassin that Joseph left in a similar state in Battle Tendency.
- Creepy Crossdresser: Definitely looks like a woman, if nothing else.
- Flechette Storm: When attacking Gyro and Johnny, he has his beetles' movements set off the nearby cholla's needles. The beetles can quickly get out of the way, leading to the needles becoming a bullet fusillade.
- Gender-Blender Name: Subverted; you'd expect one of the characters to make a comment about his unusual name. There isn't.
Andre Boomboom (Stand: Tomb of the Boom 1)
Andre Boomboom (Stand: Tomb of the Boom 1)
- Bloody Murder: The point of his initial contact with Gyro and Johnny wasn't just to get fire to treat his lizard bite. It was also to get some of his blood on them for his Stand to start work with. His Stand, by the way, manipulates magnetism. Now, consider that blood contains iron...
L.A. Boomboom (Stand: Tomb of the Boom 2)
L.A. Boomboom (Stand: Tomb of the Boom 2)
Benjamin Boomboom (Stand: Tomb of the Boom 3)
Benjamin Boomboom (Stand: Tomb of the Boom 3)
- Abusive Parents: You really have to feel bad for his sons. What with all the upbraiding he sends their way, especially to L.A.... And then there's intentionally shooting through Andre's own wound to get more blood on the heroes, and not really paying attention when it's clear Andre's starting to succumb to the lizard venom...
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can take advantage of his prosthetic iron jaw by using Tomb of the Boom to reshape it into his face and from there reshape his face into someone else's (e.g. Johnny Joestar's).
Oyecomova (Stand: Boku no Rhytm wo Kiitekurenote )
Oyecomova (Stand: Boku no Rhythm wo Kiitekurenote )
An anti-monarchist from Naples, out to kill Gyro as part of a plot to destabilize the monarchy. His Stand, Boku no Rhythm wo Kiitekure ("Listen to My Rhythm"), allows him to attach grenade pins to anything in his vicinity. If not held down, whatever they're attached to will detonate.
- Anime Hair: Seemingly, some parts of his hair ends in thick curls jutting out of his hat. Well, if they aren't already part of his hat.
- Holier Than Thou: Not as bad as Blackmore, but he tends to regard his terrorist deeds (and, for that matter, his Stand awakening) as God's will.
- Knight of Cerebus: Marks when the battles start amping up in seriousness.
- River of Insanity: At one point, he creates bombs attached to the surface of a river — meaning there's nothing to apply pressure to keep them from popping. Gyro and Johnny have to implement an Outrun the Fireball plan, keeping their horses moving faster than the bombs can explode.
- Spam Attack: Have fun trying to disarm all those bombs before they go off...
- Sticky Bomb: Can create grenade pins with clock heads that can attach to anything and explode when pulled or let loose. And we mean anything.
- Uncanny Valley Makeup: Good lord.
- Western Terrorists: Oyecomova is rather determined to assassinate the King of Naples. He targets Zeppelli on account of how his winning would rally the people back behind the monarchy.
Fritz von Stroheim
Fritz von Stroheim
Pork Pie Hat Kid (Stand: Wired)
Pork Pie Hat Kid (Stand: Wired)
Pork Pie Hat actually seems to be his first name, being referred as such a number of times. A bizarre assailant who attacks Johnny and Gyro, seeking their Corpse Parts.
- Expy: Of Pesci.
- Extreme Omnivore: He likes the taste of ink, he wonders if his own teeth taste good...No wonder Wired's bound to his tongue.
- Funetik Aksent: He has a problem pronouncing Johnny's name.
- Gonk: Once he loses the pipes on his head...ugh...
- Hooks and Crooks: Pork Pie Hats has to two hooked chains coming from his mouth which he can send through various objects to attack.
- Vertical Kidnapping: Pork Pie Hat hooks his victims from above via falling feathers.
- Western Terrorists: By now, it becomes clear to Gyro and Johnny that the terrorists are after one thing, the components of the Saint. Even if they have to kill to do it.
Dr. Ferdinand (Stand: Scary Monsters)
Dr. Ferdinand (Stand: Scary Monsters)
- The Beastmaster: Well, first he has to transform other beings into at least partial utahraptors, but once that's done...
- He can also turn them into other dinosaurs, such a bear into a T-rex and mice into some Compsognathus.
- Berserk Button: More calm than most other instances, but doing anything that looks even a little disrespectful to the ground is one very fast way to get on his bad side.
- Bishōnen: To insane levels.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Once Scary Monsters is disengaged, it turns out it was at the worst possible time for Ferdinand, because the two utahraptors nearest to him had originally been mountain lions. Unhappy mountain lions, at that. Cue one savage mauling.
- Insane Troll Logic: He seems to think that the dinosaurs died out because they disrespected the environment.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: If Scary Monsters affects you, and you're not holding a piece of the Saint's corpse, you get to look forward to becoming part utahraptor.
- Just Desserts: Most likely how meet his end, since last time we seen him, he was mauled by lions.
- Scaled Up: The power of Scary Monsters.
- Western Terrorists: Willing to turn an entire town into dinosaurs in order to carry out his goals.
Ringo Roadagain (Stand: Mandom)
Ringo Roadagain (Stand: Mandom)
Voiced by: Hiroki Yasumoto (All-Star Battle)A man who lives in the woods along the Steel Ball Run course. He seeks to duel those who come his way in order to purge himself of fear and uncertainty. His Stand, Mandom, lets him rewind time by six seconds, leaving everyone with the memory of what happened in those seconds.
- Absolute Cleavage: Male example.
- Affably Evil: He's very polite, willing to let Gyro without any hidden agendas, and a very honest and honorable warrior.
- Alliterative Name: Ringo Roadagain.
- Badass Baritone: His voice in All-Star Battle is very deep and smooth, fitting his calm and purposeful behavior.
- Badass Beard: His goatee is shaped like a skull. He's just that awesome.
- Bare Your Midriff: In his debut chapter his shirt does this, next chapter however, it gets covered.
- Blood Knight: Pretty obliquely, though. He intentionally gets those in his orchard bound into Mandom's effect so they grow desperate enough to kill him. He believes that if he engages in duels only with those who seek only his death, with no spite or the like involved, his spirit will be purified of uncertainty, and he'll grow ever more useful to humanity.
- The Cameo: He's in charge of Versus mode in All-Star Battle, bringing his ideal of fair play with him.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Easily defeats Gaucho, Hot Pants, and Johnny due to Mandom's power. If it weren't for Gyro finding a way to cripple him, he would've lost too.
- Death Seeker: Seeks death to be purified of uncertainty to be useful to humanity.
- Disappeared Dad: His father was drafted for war but later died from a disease in prison.
- Explaining Your Powers To The Enemy: As per his ideals of honorable combat, he insists that both sides know exactly what the other is capable of before the fight starts.
- Go Out with a Smile: Because he clears all chance and doubt from his fights, he dies knowing his killer was the better fighter, exactly what he wanted.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: Only six seconds worth, but everyone gets to react to what they know will happen in those six seconds.
- The Gunslinger: Type D, the Quick Draw. Goes hand in hand with his power. By his being able to turn ambushes into a moot point, the only thing left you can do is go head to head with a man who can quite clearly out shoot you, nor flinch in the slightest, due to his Death Seeker tendencies.
- Honor Before Reason: Good news: He explains everything that could be a factor in a fight. He's purifying chance out of his duels.
- Ill Boy: He was born with really fragile skin and was often ill because of it.
- Knight of Cerebus: The first battle of the bunch to actually have a meaningful effect, as well as actually being quite challenging.
- Missing Mom: His mother and two sisters were murdered by a burglar, who later tried to rape him.
- Mr. Fanservice: Has a really handsome face, and his shirt shows a lot of his chest.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Possibly of Charles Bronson.
- Rape as Drama: Well, almost raped by a vagrant murderer who'd already killed the rest of his family. "Almost" because of Mandom's power. Basically, the threat of rape was what awakened Mandom.
- Time Master: And, oddly for JoJo, he's not the main antagonist even though he has this sort of power.
- White Hair, Black Heart: Downplayed, while he's still a kind gentleman, he intended to anger the victims of his Stand to the point they desire to kill him.
Blackmore (Stand: Catch The Rainbow)
Blackmore (Stand: Catch the Rainbow)
One of Funny Valentine's assistants, sent to find who intercepted a carrier pigeon whose message contained the location of a Corpse Part. His Stand, Catch the Rainbow, gives him near-complete control of his body in the rain.
- A Plague on Both Your Houses: Dies while cursing Johnny, Gyro and Lucy and calling them sinners.
- Apologizes a Lot: It's even his verbal tic.
- The Atoner: After seeing Jesus, his actions are the result of trying to atone for even thinking about betraying Valentine.
- Battle in the Rain: He needs rain to even use Catch The Rainbow, so this is a given.
- Confusion Fu: He can do nearly anything in the rain, leaving it very hard to predict what trick he has up his sleeve next.
- Detachment Combat: He can detach his body parts. He mainly uses his mouth to bite and intimidate via speech.
- Difficult, but Awesome: Catch the Rainbow **only** works in the rain, but when it gets going, he's nearly unstoppable.
- The Eeyore: Acts like this, consantly apologizing and looking sad, although when he gets going...
- Hazardous Water: He can manipulate raindrops into platforms, blades, bandages, etc.
- Hero Killer: Shoots Mountain Tim in the head.
- Holier Than Thou: Once he sees a vision of Jesus in connection with the pieces of the Corpse, he gets really bad when it comes to confronting the heroes.
- Knight of Cerebus: Even with Ringo Roadagain and Oyecomova preceeding him, he's the first where the heroes could barely fight him, and is successful at killing Mountain Tim.
- Implacable Man: He continued to pursue the heroes even with the fatal wounds he sustained, albeit thanks to Catch the Rainbow.
- Lightning Bruiser: In the rain, he can move around at insane speeds, he can plug up fatal wounds, as well as making rain sharp and painful to touch.
- Living on Borrowed Time: He uses rain to fill the wounds caused by him geting shot by Lucy, but he knows that at the moment it stops raining, his wounds will open and he will die.
- Malevolent Masked Man: Catch The Rainbow manifests as a mask.
- Mysterious Mercenary Pursuer: Downplayed, we get to see his face and seemingly he isn't a big name, but he's still a very efficient and determined assassin.
- Professional Killer: A highly efficient assassin of Valentine's.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: He discovers Lucy and Mountain Tim in a blink. He is way more observant than the average president underling.
- Situational Sword: Catch The Rainbow only works if it is raining.
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: His dialogue is... broken... up in a... very odd manner.
- Swiss-Army Superpower: Catch The Rainbow has an amazingly versatile set of abilities, perhaps one of the more versatile in the entire manga. Catch is, it only works when it's raining.
- Verbal Tic: "Im so-rry".
- White Mask of Doom: Although he creates it using his Stand, meaning it's Invisible to Normals.
- Would Hurt a Child: Lucy Steel was 14 and was ready to kill her.
- Would Hit a Girl: By extension of the above trope.
The Eleven Riders (Stand: Tatoo You!)
The Eleven Riders (Stand: Tatoo You!)
Eleven nameless men, sent by Funny Valentine to retrieve the Corpse Parts from Johnny and Gyro. They share a Stand, Tatoo You!, which allows them to travel between each other's bodies, even if some of their number are dead.
- Hive Mind: Not much is known about their personality but they have an uncanny ability to act in unison.
- I Am Legion
- The Men in Black
- No Name Given: To the point another name some fans use for them is "Eleven Nameless Men".
- Sole Survivor: One of the riders manages to get away with part of the Holy Corpse's ears and right arm.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In the original Japanese, the Stand's name is indeed written "TATOO YOU!"
Mike O. (Stand: Tubular Bells)
Mike O. (Stand: Tubular Bells)
- The Beastmaster: An interesting sort, in that his breath transforms pieces of metal into balloon animals that act like their real-life counterparts.
- The Dragon: If only because he's the White House's head of security.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His stand turns nails into balloon animals. The things he can pull off with this border cringeworthy, at times.
- Monster Clown: Is dressed in a flamboyantly poofy and spikey outfit and wears face paint that make him look more like a court jester than the president's top bodyguard. It certainly fits his ability to create deadly balloon animals.
- Your Head A-Splode: What happens when Hot Pants makes it impossible for Mike to properly exhale Tubular Bells.
Magent Magent (Stand: 20th Century Boy)
Magent Magent (Stand: 20th Century Boy)
- Ambiguously Gay: REALLY wants Wekapipo to acknowledge him, and later on claims he "even liked you/loved you" ((depends on which translation you are reading) while crying. He also likes Dio and wants to see him.
- And I Must Scream: His final confrontation with Diego and Wekapipo forces him to activate 20th Century Boy underwater. Far underwater. And 20th Century Boy's aegis extends to not letting him drown. Since no one can find him there, and deactivating his Stand will kill him, and it won't let him do that, he's now an underwater edition of Kars/Anubis.
- Eye Scream: Try to remember that what goes up must come down, next time!
- Go Mad from the Isolation: Much like Kars, Magent Magent's brain stops working after an unspecified but presumably lengthy period of being trapped underwater.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Being forced into activating his own stand leads to his imprisonment at the bottom of the sea.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Magent Magent can wear 20th Century Boy to become this, with the added side-effect that it renders him completely immobile as well. This comes back to bite him, as he is trapped underwater and unable to move presumably forever until his mind breaks down.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He appears to be based on Marc Bolan of T. Rex fame. His stand name supports this.
- No Indoor Voice: Although we can't hear his voice per say, the translation team assures us that due to the way his speech is written in Japanese that he sounds like "a more coherent Donald Duck or a male Fran Drescher".
- Nose Nuggets: Magent Magent is...disgusting. His nose is constantly running, and while that can be attributed to the cold weather when he sneezes into his hands he licks up the snot.
- Repetitive Name
- Spell My Name with an "S": Many people translated his name as "Magenta Magenta", as his namesake is a SOUL'd OUT song by that name; however, the Japanese translation of his name doesn't have an A at the end.
Axl RO (Stand: Civil War)
Axl RO (Stand: Civil War)
- Resurrective Immortality: Civil War forces guilt onto Axl's opponents and manifests it as physical beings. He can even do this with the guilt of himself being killed, and thus can bring himself back to life as a manifestation of guilt.
- Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Manifests and brings to life objects the victim feels guilt over. This includes the Stand owner, who can actually bring himself back to life if he's killed by someone who feels any form of guilt over his death
- Survivor Guilt: The basis of Civil War's power. Also Axl's backstory as a Civil War lookout who failed to warn a town of an incoming army.
- Thanatos Gambit: Willingly lets himself be killed to force his own personal guilt onto his foe. Ends up being Hoist by His Own Petard when Johnny uses his own Thanatos Gambit to return Axl's personal guilt back onto himself.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Clean water forces the objects summoned by Civil War to leave their victims.
D-I-S-C-O (Stand: Chocolate Disco)
D-I-S-C-O (Stand: Chocolate Disco)
- Homing Projectile: Chocolate Disco allows D-I-S-C-O to do this with everything, from nails to acid. Unfortunately for D-I-S-C-O, the JoJoverse works on Heart Is an Awesome Power and Artistic License - Physics.
- Odd Name Out: His Stand name, Chocolate Disco, when compared to other Stand names. Including Stands from Jojolion, this is the only Stand named after a Japanese song (Chocolate Disco by Perfume).
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Lasts two chapters, only to serve as a distraction to Gyro. The only time he speaks is to give the name of his stand. The rest is D-I-S-C-O getting curb-stomped by Gyro.