Manga / JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean

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The one with the gay priest! Pictured: Jolyne

Stone Ocean is the sixth part of the long-running JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. The final entry in the original series, it is preceded by Vento Aureo and followed by Steel Ball Run, the first entry in the series following an unrelated Continuity Reboot.

Set in 2011, Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of Jotaro Kujonote , is framed for murder by a crazed disciple of DIO and sent to Florida's Green Dolphin Street Prison. Before she is completely incarcerated, Jotaro manages to awaken Jolyne's Stand powers and warn her of what is to come when he is rendered comatose when prison chaplain Father Enrico Pucci, another of DIO's disciples, manages to use his own Stand to steal Jotaro's memories in order to further DIO's agenda. Jolyne must team up with fellow Stand-using inmates Ermes Costello, Weather Report, Narciso Anasui, sentient Stand-using plankton colony Foo Fighters, and the young boy Emporio Alniño to stop other Stand-using inmates and staff all to prevent Father Pucci from remaking the world in DIO's image.


Look at this, Weather, what a crappy trope list! None of the characters are on it! I want to see the Disney characters, goddammit! WHERE THE FUCK IS MICKEY?

  • Action Dad: Jotaro is this at the very end of Stone Ocean, where after several volumes of being put into a comatose state, he joins the fight against the Big Bad.
  • Action Girl: The entire series has several, but Jolyne is notable for being the first and so far only official female JoJo thus far.
  • The Alcatraz: The Green Dolphin Street prison is this, even for the numerous Stand users in it. Apart from being a very tight maximum security prison, the chief warden Miuccia Miuller's power renders escape near impossible. In Part 6, Jolyne is framed for a DUI murder and sent here where she discovers the legacy of the family's former source of affliction.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "JoJo" is this to Jolyne. Her mother used to call her JoJo and she wants her boyfriend Romeo to call her JoJo as well. Anyone else, however, is not allowed to say it.
  • All Just a Dream: 80% of Jolyne and Jotaro's fight against Johngalli A. is this, as Whitesnake trapped them in multi-layered dreams from which they would only wake up when they discovered the discrepancies between reality and the dream.
  • Always Identical Twins: Averted with Enrico Pucci and Weather Report who were Separated at Birth.
  • Amnesia Missed a Spot: Even with his mind wiped so clean that he can't even remember how to speak, Jotaro still subconsciously remembers his daughter (and also, more amusingly, still has an intense attachment to his Nice Hat).
  • Avenging the Villain: Half of Enrico Pucci's motivation is to get back at the Joestars for killing his friend DIO.
  • Badass in Distress: Jotaro gets his Stand and memories stolen from him, rendering him comatose, it is up to Jolyne to take them back.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Jolyne's outfits all consistently reveal her navel.
  • Bittersweet Ending:
    • Pucci is finally defeated, but only by Emporio and the borrowed Weather Report after Made in Heaven kills every other member of the main cast. Pucci also manages to reset the universe, albeit not in DIO's image as he intended, leaving Emporio victorious, but stuck in an alternate reality where all of his friends have been replaced with various counterparts.
    • Doubles as one for the first six parts as a whole. The Joestars' battle against evil that started with Jonathan and Dio has come to an end and all is well in the new world but there is also the implication that the new world completely erased the original world. This means that all the characters we've come to love from the previous parts may have also been replaced with counterparts and all of the stories from those parts are now forgotten memories.
  • Bookends:
    • Phantom Blood was the story of Jonathan and Dio's conflict as adopted brothers, in this part Weather Report one of the protagonists is the brother of main antagonist Enrico Pucci.
    • It all began with the death of Jonathan's mother and ends with Jolyne's death, having the original continuity begin and end with the death of a female Joestar family member.
  • Boomerang Comeback: A bad guy version: in Stone Ocean, Kenzo uses a boomerang-shaped piece of metal to partially decapitate Foo Fighters from behind.
  • Break the Cutie: At the end of Stone Ocean, poor Emporio witnesses all of his companions dying, and then has to live with alternate counterparts which remind him of his loss.
  • Breast Expansion: Foo Fighters, hidden in the body of Atroe, can manipulate the moisture inside her corpse to artificially expand the breasts and hide something between them.
  • Brick Joke: Way back in Diamond is Unbreakable, Rohan explains that he has a system where he can send in a complete manga manuscript in four hours. When Pucci starts speeding up time, it's shown that he's the only mangaka who can make the deadlines.
  • Call-Back: Pucci attempts to use a knives storm to defeat Jolyne in Chapter 154. Now remember he was friends with DIO...
  • The Cameo: The mother of all cameos happens when Ungaro's "Bohemian Rhapsody" gives life to every other fictional character EVER.
    "Beeh!!"(cue snipping sounds from a pair of scissors).
    • Vincent van Gogh is chatting with Weather Report, however, Weather is forced to reenact Van Gogh's suicide.
    • Averted with Mickey Mouse, the Running Gag being Anasui wondering where the hell he is.
  • Carnival of Killers: Pucci uses a shockingly diverse crew of inmates to whom he gives Stands in order to assassinate Jolyne.
  • Caught with Your Pants Down: The very first scene of Stone Ocean has Jolyne complaining that a prison guard saw her on A Date with Rosie Palms.
  • Celestial Deadline: Once Pucci fuses with the Green Baby, Jolyne has to stop him from completing his stand before the New Moon.
  • Chained Heat: The first part of Stone Ocean finishes with a climatic fight between Jolyne and Pucci who are handcuffed together.
  • Cool Submarine: Jotaro uses one provided by the Speedwagon Foundation to help Jolyne escape prison. Extraordinary circumstances lead to Jotaro being the only one to leave the prison.
  • Distant Finale: It's been almost 150 years since the events of Phantom Blood at this point and almost 100 since Battle Tendency. Justified however since the series took place over a long span of time and Araki originally intended on Stardust Crusaders being the finale.
  • 11th Hour Ranger: Jotaro has become this in this part. Put in a coma for nearly the entirety of Stone Ocean, he doesn't join Jolyne's party until the final fight is halfway through.
  • Explosive Leash: When the Green Dolphin Street prison guards organize a searching party for two disappeared prisoners, they give the volunteers explosives bracelets so they don't get any idea of escaping. Foo Fighters exploits the fact that they cannot get too far from a certain guard to kill both Jolyne and Ermes by dragging his corpse away.
  • Flipping the Bird: Jolyne can do the American, French, Japanese and Italian (specifically Naples) ways of flipping someone off.
  • Going Commando: Jolyne sometimes forgets to wear her panties.
  • Grand Finale: Meant as this for the original continuity which is comprised of the first six parts. Made official in the ending where the universe resets which concludes any and all conflict and Steel Ball Run taking place in an entirely different continuity altogether.
  • Groin Attack: In Stone Ocean, Westwood has trapped Jolyne with a headlock, and Jolyne tries to reach for Westwood's testicles to crush them. However, Westwood simply changes his position to escape this attack.
  • Hope Spot: At the end of Stone Ocean, Pucci is surrounded by the heroes, and it looks like his plan will fail. However, Pucci pulls out a Diabolus ex Machina and unlocks the ultimate Stand Made in Heaven, then kills the near entirety of the party.
  • If We Get Through This...: In Stone Ocean Anasui mentions making his marriage proposition to Jolyne after the fight, and is the first to die to Made in Heaven.
  • Incendiary Exponent: Jolyne sets herself on fire so her heat-sucking opponent cannot kill her. Interestingly Rykiel does the same to prove himself and find a weakness for this move.
  • Kill Them All: The ultimate demise of Jolyne and her companions after Pucci unlocks Made in Heaven. Emporio is the only survivor, however.
  • Like a God to Me: Enrico Pucci, as he puts it, loves DIO as he loves God (Bonus points for "Dio" being "God" in Italian.)
  • Littlest Cancer Patient: During Jolyne and Ermes' fight against Underworld, they are trapped in a past plane crash and will die unless they take the seats of the two survivors. Donatella tosses several sick children in the seats to force Jolyne to make a Sadistic Choice but she chooses to Take a Third Option.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Thanks to Sports Max's Stand, Jolyne, Ermes, and Foo Fighters end up having to deal with an invisible alligator zombie - an encounter which cemented their eternal hatred for alligators in general.
    Ermes: They think they're so goddamned safe just 'cause they're a protected species. Scared the crap out of us back in prison.
  • No, I Am Behind You: When Pucci acquires Made in Heaven, he becomes fond of appearing behind the protagonists with his insane speed.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Sports Max's Limp Bizkit. Not only does it bring back the dead as zombies, they also become invisible.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Anasui probably shouldn't have asked Jotaro for permission to marry his daughter on the brink of the apocalypse.
    Jotaro: Are you insane?
  • Powers as Programs: Part of the ability of Pucci's Whitesnake involves the ability to extract Stands and transfer them between individuals.
  • Race Against the Clock: This is the main plot for Stone Ocean, the heroes have to stop Pucci before the next new moon. Unfortunately, Pucci figures out he doesn't really need the new moon, he only must recreate the gravitational conditions that the new moon brings, meaning he gets Made in Heaven two days early.
  • Recurring Extra: A certain black inmate seems to be present whenever Jolyne learns something new about the prison to explain it in detail.
  • Ret Gone: In the end, this was the fate of Jotaro and Jolyne — and, presumably, Weather, Ermes, Anasui, and Donatello Versus — when Pucci accelerates time and resets reality. This is because you only get to stick around if your spirit is still there. Dead = no spirit to exist for any time in the new universe = causality/history-altering to compensate for that. However, when Pucci is killed, the reset effect snaps back, and all his victims are restored, albeit in slightly different forms. Probably because reality has to take into account the fact that Pucci has been hit with Ret Gone now.
    • Played straight for Foo Fighter however, as she does not seem to have a counterpart in the alternative universe in the ending.
  • Speed Blitz: Made in Heaven, which accelerates the flow of time leaving anyone but Pucci lagging behind, allows Pucci to act so rapidly even Jotaro's time stop is just not enough.
  • Stop, or I Will Shoot!: Security guards in Green Dolphin Street are particularly zealous about shooting prisoners wandering where they shouldn't be. They are however reasonable when the prisoner is clearly surrendering and are guarding a maximum security prison after all, so it's justified.
  • Take Up My Sword: Emporio takes up Jolyne's duty to kill Pucci after she pulls out a You Shall Not Pass, using Weather Report's Stand against him.
  • Theme Naming: Many of the characters in this part are named after fashion brands or designers, such as Hermès, Narciso Rodriguez, and Guess.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The sons of Dio in part 6 have powerful stands, but have possessed them for a day at most. This causes their tactics to be very basic, leaving them open to more experienced Stand users. Rykiel, in particular, reveals himself to Jolyne and Ermes in what they immediately recognize as a ploy to get them to come closer to him.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: This is Enrico Pucci's motivation in Stone Ocean. His plan involves using the fusion of his Stand and a homunculus of Dio to accelerate time to the point where the cosmos undergoes both a Big Crunch and a Big Bang, and everything repeats as before, just without anyone who died during the acceleration. The utopia is supposed to come from the fact that those who got to live through the singularity will subconsciously remember everything that ever happened to them in the previous, identical cycle. This means that they will be imbued with a kind of fatalism, immensely dampening any shock, horror, agony, etc. that they would otherwise experience. Basically, Pucci's idea of "paradise" is "a world without surprises".
  • Villain of the Week: Anyone who read Stardust Crusaders or Vento Aureo knows the drill by now.
  • Walking Wasteland: Heavy Weather can hypnotize people into transforming into snails, said snail being able to transform other people by simple contact. Ensures a snail apocalypse that only Weather's death can really stop.
  • Wardens Are Evil: Downplayed, the wardens of Green Dolphin Street are all assholes and abusive but aren't evil per se.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: The incantation Pucci uses to merge his Stand with the Green Baby.


Alternative Title(s): Stone Ocean

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