Memes / JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
The meme that took ZA WARUDO by storm.

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  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 

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     In General 
  • <—To Be Continued— - -/Roundabout Explanation 
  • Whenever an argument about who would beat whom in a fight comes up, the answer is always Giorno. Along with The Flash, he's perhaps the person most commonly brought up in power level debates.
    • At least until Eyes of Heaven, where he met Dio.
    • Alternatively, Poco Loco will always win thanks to Hey Ya! Explanation 
  • Jokes about Hirohiko Araki being way younger-looking than he really is; the man's in his mid-fifties and still looks 20. Enter quips about him being a Hamon user or a vampire.
  • The series' distinctive drawing style has become a meme.
    • Similarly, if someone randomly throws around the Japanese "dramatic tension" Unsound Effects ゴゴゴゴゴ (GO GO GO GO GO) and ドドドドド (DO DO DO DO DO), it's guaranteed to be a JoJo reference. Thanks to the anime, photoshopping said unsound effects into pictures has also taken off. Thanks to subtitles for the anime, which actually bothered translating the Unsound Effects, "MENACING" has become its own meme.
  • "Out of Function/Retire(再起不能/リタイア)"note 
  • Araki's habit of drawing the characters in very weird poses, such as Diavolo's final pose (when he's running from the little girl), Giorno's "gang-star" pose, and Anasui's model-esque pose, has also spawned some memes.
  • Joseph's penchant for provocative clothing and poses even by the manga's usual standards (especially in promos) has led to more than a few stripper jokes. It's since spiraled into prostitution jokes in the same vein as the edits from K-On!.
  • "Giant bara deer": A term for the musclebound men in the first parts of JoJo that arose after this animated .gif of Jonathan appeared on /a/ with the filename "giant_bara_deer_caught_in_headlights.gif".
  • You are a worthless child, Jonathan. Explanation 
  • Anything Joseph says with Gratuitous English, the fans shall never forget.
  • Did something, anything, happen? Then shout, "This must be the work of an enemy Stand!", which seems to be the usual (and correct) assumption in Stardust Crusaders.
  • Expect 「people」 who talk about Jojo to at least write a 「sentence」 with words closed by 「Japanese quotation marks」 and formatted in bold. Occasionally used to determine if someone has a 「Stand」.
  • Araki's apparent hatred of dogs. Explanation 
  • The series is well known for being Reference Overdosed, especially when it comes to shout outs to classic rock, so fans sometimes like to add even more classic rock references into their fanwork. For example:
    • Episode 1 of the Abridged version of Phantom Blood accompanies a sad Speedwagon scene with a song by his namesake.
    • Dio is often swapped out with his namesake.
    You thought it was Ozzy Osbourne, but it was I, Ronnie James Dio!
    • The subtitles for the DUWANG'd version of "JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~" are the lyrics to "Get Back".
  • Abbacchio+Rohan+F.F=Egg Explanation 
  • "Read the manga." Explanation 
  • When the 1997 oneshot American comic Diesel, a hilariously blatant ripoff of the N'Doul fight from Stardust Crusaders (complete with powers literally called Stands), was discovered by the Internet, it was naturally subject to immediate memetic status and derision.
  • JoJo incoming. Explanation 
  • "Is this a JoJo reference?" Explanation 
    • Often used ironically now, as a way to mock Fan Dumb who see Jojo references in everything, including mundane activities like a man pointing ordinarily or talking about "the world" in the context of an ordinary conversation.
    • (Thing) (Tenuous link to JJBA) What a (adjective) Jojoke!Explanation 
  • Crossing over different western cartoons (usually Looney Tunes, of all shows) with JJBA has been a meme for a while, such as making characters doing weird poses and/or dressed up weirdly into stands and naming them after certain songs. For example, there's been fanart of Daffy Duck and Tom Cat dressed in zoot suits and made to look like Jojo characters on 4chan and it began to explode from that point.
  • "What is Jojo's Bizarre Adventure?" "Yes." Explanation 

     Phantom Blood 
  • "Even Speedwagon is afraid!"
    • It's fun to make variations of his name: Speedbump, Rapidtrolley, Fastkart, Velocityvehicle, Co-Producer Speed Weed, REO... who is nervous, impressed, timid, astounded...
    • "Speedwagon withdraws coolly."
    • Speedwagon also has the Fan Nickname Moewagon, due to his devotion and support of Jonathan.
  • "You thought this would be [X], but it was I, Dio!" (alternatively for the one after comma: "Kono Dio da!") Explanation 
    Dub!Dio: You thought your first kiss would be JoJo, but it was I, Dio!
  • "Bastard... How many lives have you sucked to heal those wounds?"
  • "NANI WO SURUNDA!? YURUSAN!!!" Explanation 
    • "DIOOOOOOOOO!!!" Explanation 
  • "Dio did nothing wrong!" Explanation 
  • Goodbye, JoJo! Explanation 
  • I can even lift this (heavy) rock! Explanation 

     Battle Tendency 
  • Your next line will be: "[X]" ! Explanation 
    • [X]! ... Uh!? Explanation 
  • The Joestar Family Secret Technique! Explanation 
  • "SHIIIZAAAAAAAA!!!" Explanation 
  • The infamous anatomy description that appears for Kars when he becomes the Ultimate Being. Partly because it's reminiscent of many a bad DeviantArt Gary Stu, but especially for one stand-out entry pointing out that for Kars, "Sex: USELESS".
  • Esidisi crying: both his face and the sound he makes when crying in the Japanese dub ("HEEEEEEEEEY!") have become rather popular.
  • SEKAI ICHInote 
  • Ahh! Sto-sama is dead!/あーん!スト様が死んだ! Explanation with mild spoilers for Battle Tendency 
  • Fans have noted a fair number of coincidental similarities between Part 2 and Zoolander. The main character's lack of common sense in many areas, the rivalry between Joseph/Derek and the new blonde ripple user/model that comes on to the scene, the large emphasis on posing, the odd fact that some scenes just look familiar, and the fact that both characters had their friends killed by Wamuu/Wham.
  • "What did you say? Depending on your answer, I may have to kick your ass!"Explanation 
  • I lost it in a Kars accident.Explanation (ending spoilers) 

     Stardust Crusaders 
  • "ZA WARUDO!"Explanation 
    • Similarly, it often seems the case that when quoting JJBA, the spelling used for Stands must be the romanised katakana spellings, rather than the actual English spellings (e.g. Sutā Purachina instead of Star Platinum).
  • Because of a comment he made regarding his admiration of Jotaro's mother Holly, it's common on most sites to portray Noriaki Kakyoin has having a sexual preference for mothers.
    • That comment, paired with his infamous "RERO RERO RERO." turned Kakyoin into a memetic MILF god (Ironically, part of the video linked to is of Steely Dan/Rubber Soul in his poorly done Kakyoin disguise.)
    • Given a couple of anime added lines about the hotness of both Josuke's and Shigechi's mothers, it seems Okuyasu is inheriting the MILF loving throne.
    • Caesar's veneration of Lisa Lisa has more or less codified this as a defining trait for many of the Jo-Bros, at least for the anime.
  • Polnareff's Bizarre AdventureExplanation .
  • Kakyoin dies.Explanation 
    • Cherry Donut.Explanation 
  • "It's finally a Friday..." "Yes...finally here..." "Friday..." Explanation 
    • "Saturday..." Explanation 
  • The Eggbaby/"Kakyoin, did you lay this egg?" Explanation 
    • Kakyoin, what happened to you? Explanation 
  • Jotaro's occupation as a Marine Biologist has lead many to imagine that Jotaro has an intense fondness for Dolphins. This has lead to much fanart and edits of Jotaro with Dolphins, or jokes that he's even zoophilic.
    • Which some fans, mainly those from Argentina, adopted the nickname "Delfina" (literally female Dolphin) for Jolyne.
    • The Japanese fanbase for Jojo has a similar meme, but for starfish instead.
  • "Hamon gave me little trouble a hundred years ago" - DIO: The man who just spent most of the last hundred years recovering from the last time he fought a Hamon User. Explanation 
  • "No one can just deflect the Emerald Splash!"Explanation 

     Diamond Is Unbreakable/Diamond Is Not Crash 
  • The infamous "DUWANG" Translation Trainwreck of part 4, which was originally done by a Chinese student for his English class project. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The name Duwang comes from the translation of the name of the town Morioh, since in Japanese the name is written as 杜王町 and is pronounced "Morioh-cho". These same characters can be read as "Duwang" in Chinese. Vinesauce's Joel has done two wonderful readings of highlights from the Duwang translation here and here that have helped the meme gain popularity. The improved Invincible Trio translations in the making keep a few of the more memorable lines as in-jokes and the TV anime is even being "translated" in this style by one fansub group.
    • "Get a feeling so complicated."
    • "Who in face are you?!"
    • "Are you okay reatard? I am wood. stupid"
    • "What a beautiful Duwang. chew"
    • "I feel you! I feel you deeply! Your feeling I can feel deeply."
    • "The first time I saw her, with hands on her knee... how do I say this... I had a boner..."Explanation 
    • "啊!" Explanation 
  • "I'm gonna 'fix' that spaghetti, and reduce it to its original ingredients!"Explanation 
  • Kinkshaming KiraExplanation 
  • NO WEAKNESS Explanation 
  • Rohan's response of "But I refusenote /Like hell I will!note /Daga kotowarunote /だが断る" when Highway Star commands him to call Josuke for help and thus lead him into a trap, is also a popular meme in the Japanese community, applied to any less than stellar Jojo-related info, product or news, or even anything in general. Ironically, Rohan uses this line and claims that he likes to say "NO!" to the faces of people who think they're hot shit, despite Rohan himself fitting that bill a good deal. It's also seen as an act of badassery on Rohan's part, as he was in mortal peril and an inch away from losing his life to Highway Star only to rudely deny Highway Star's demand anyhow.
  • Here comes a special boy! Explanation 
  • Killer Queen acting like a regular cat is popular among the fandom, primarily due to his cat-like appearance.
  • "You said everyone was looking for me"/"Killer Queen has already touched the doorknob"note 
  • "What the FUCK did you say about my hair!?".Explanation 
  • After Jotaro mistakes Josuke's screams for the rain, a small scale meme has cropped up around it. Such examples include reacting to Jotaro's stupidity or depicting scenes of rain with Josuke screaming as background audio.
    • This is a case of Artistic License gone wrong. The manga has loud rain sound effects dominating pages to signify how loud the rain is, but the rain is softened in the anime so that dialogue can be heard clearly.
  • "The real protagonist of Part 4: ambulance." Explanation (spoilers) 
  • Kira Yoshikage, Morioh City Thot PatrolExplanation 
    • "S-H-I-T!"Explanation 
  • Kira is the dad.Explanation 
  • Yoshikage Kira just wanted a normal lifeExplanation 

     Vento Aureo 

     Stone Ocean 
  • Gay Priest has arrived.Explanation 
    • You said Kabutomushi [x] times, asshole. Explanation 

     Steel Ball Run 
  • Using "Jesus mummified steel ball Christ!" (and variants) as an epithet. Explanation 
  • Jesus was the original JoJo. Explanation 
  • Look, I know we need to win this race, but Jesus told me we need to kill the president. Explanation 
  • Pizza Mozzarella Explanation 

  • "Gappy makes me happy."Explanation 
  • "Your Stand is like your asshole. You can't go around showing it off to other people."Explanation 
  • "The dick is extremely important." Explanation 

     Animated Adaptations (OVA, David Productions Anime) 
  • Dio loves 7Up.Explanation 
    • In the Part 4 anime, a billboard shows a logo for Pepsi, and fans tend to associate Yoshikage Kira with Pepsi in the same way Dio is associated with 7Up.
  • Calling Wamuu's Holy Sandstorm attack the "Holy Wubstorm", after the Pillar Men's dubstep leitmotif.
  • Shadow Jotaro Explanation 
  • With the TV anime premiere of Stardust Crusaders, it's become popular to swap out Dio's Hermit Purple-generated photo with just about anything else.
  • After the first PV for the Part 4 anime was released, many fans were quick to make jokes about Jotaro's looking redesign.
  • Ever since the Diamond is Unbreakable anime was confirmed, everyone's been making jokes about the ending theme being All Star by Smash Mouth. Explanation 
  • Koichi's first meeting Jotaro involves crashing into him, but the anime looks more like he bounced off of his crotch, many jokes were made about this. As was the fact that Koichi bumping into Jotaro's groin area made a metal clanging noise...
  • "Dr. Jotaro Kujo: Respected 28 year-old marine biologist with a PHD., married man, and father to a seven year old girl. Goes to Japan to sort out his grandfather's inheritance and almost immediately gets into a fist-fight with a teenager." Explanation 
  • The Ear Worm that is the Morioh Radio jingle. Mori-mori-morioooooh-cho Radiooooo~
  • "You had one job, woman! ONE JOB!" Explanation 
  • Koichi's pose from the opening of the anime has been photoshopped onto many images.
  • Fan designs for Part 4!Kakyoin are rising in popularity, the Japanese fandom on Twitter in particular has been drawing on screenshots of Jotaro to add him in it.
  • Peed Agon Explanation 
  • Nigel Uno has grown up, and now he's even more dangerous. Explanation 
  • Quality Queen/Deadly QueenExplanation 
  • "Okay, master! Let's kill da ho! BEETCH!"Explanation 
  • "Let the joy of love give you cancer".Explanation 
  • "Koichi, New Meme King". Explanation 
  • "Kira's theme makes everything better". Explanation 
  • "Well, call or fold D'Arby! What's it going to be D'Arby?! What's it going to FUCKING BE?!Explanation 

     Video Games (Heritage For The Future, All Star Battle, Eyes of Heaven) 
  • Thanks to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future, plus a certain Flash video, Dio is one of the most infamous manga villains of all time.
    • It's even crossed over into the real world...
    • ZA WARUDO! Explanation 
    • TOKI WO TOMARE!note 
    • KURAE! note 
    • Soshite, toki wa ugoki dasu. note 
    • ROAD ROLLER DA!note 
    • WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! Explanation 
    • The original flash video has been preserved on Dagobah, but you can also see it here.
  • NOExplanation 
    • CLACKER VOLLEYExplanation 
    • lol, his ultimate attack is screaming his friend's nameExplanation 
  • Diamond is Not Crazy Explanation 
    • Also, Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price. Explanation 
      • Lastly, D4C Pain Train! Explanation 
    • Zipper Man.Explanation 
  • How deep can I hit it? Balls deep! Explanation 
  • FIVE DIOSExplanation 
  • Flaccid Pancake! Explanation 
  • Yare yare, it's high noon. Explanation