The final villain of the series will have a stand called The Final Countdown
- And it will rewind the universe so much we end up back at Phantom Blood, thereby resetting the series in an Infinite Loop.
- Close. We got Steel Ball Run instead, and it was called Stairway to Heaven, but whatever.
The Jojo universe is at least partially connected to the Hellsing Universe...
- So, the obvious ones, Nazi super science and concentration on the pillar men. How did they have any idea what the pillar men were apart from hearsay? Simple, Alucard was one of the original victims of the stone mask before Jonathan's father discovered it and after Zeppeli lost it.
- Santana's body isn't referred to again because it was traded by the Speedwagon foundation to Millenium in exchange for their support in battling Kars at the Colosseum, they weren't aware of their aims and were convinced it was solely to research means of defeating the vampires.
- Since Hellsing takes place during the 90s it's possible Millenium would've spied upon DIO and been aware of his actions, helping justify the effectiveness of their vampiric soldiers.
- Stroheim's cyborg body was made using the same tech as was used on The Major.
- Speedwagon would've wanted to set up a British branch of the Speedwagon foundation, but after being made aware of the existence of Hellsing, allocated the funds to them instead.
- The Nail is made of the same material as The Arrow, but granted supernatural powers different from stands.
At the end of Stone Ocean...Irene has a jar of plankton given to her by her father that she takes care of as pets. They are the AU version of Foo Fighters, thus ensuring that the whole group is still together even after Made in Heaven.
Dio actually had a daughter.And unlike most of his other children, his ended up having the most similar abilities. Extreme skill with knives, and the ability to stop time. However, we'll never see this character in JJBA canon because she's stuck behind a barrier in a whole other world. Some of you may know this world as Gensoukyou...
There will be a Rush related stand in JojolionSo far, all of the Higashikata's stand have the word king in them, right? The main antagonist will have a somewhat corrupted version of this. Way back when, Rush came out with an album called, of all thing "Farewell to Kings".
Araki wrote Stone Ocean as an attempt to get out of Shonen JumpParts 7 and 8 are published in a seinen magazine, and are on a monthly schedule, with better art, less monster-of the week fights, and more tightly written stories. I think it's possible Araki wrote all sorts of very not-for-kids content into part 6 just to get out of a Shonen magazine. For example, the arc starts with the main character talking about a guard seeing her masturbating.
Star Platinum caused Jotaro to slowly reverse-age since he first got his stand at 17Compare his appearance in Part 3 and Part 6. He looks younger.
- While Stands cause their users to age slower, the effects are not as strong or apparent as the Ripple. Jotaro on the other hand manages to look younger as the series progresses instead of slowly aging like his ripple-using ancestors. Star Platinum also has a certain degree on time-manipulation.
The frog Doppio ate after his battle with Risotto is the great grandson of the frog Zeppeli punched in part 1
- Not possible. Frogs don't live as long as humans do, so if the frog Doppio ate was a descendant of the frog Zeppeli punched, there would be far more generations in between-the frog Doppio ate would more likely be the great-great grandson of the frog Zeppeli punched, if they're related. On the other hand, Ripple and Stand users age slower than other members of their species, and we do know that animals can have Stands...
- Not to mention the fact that the frog Zeppeli punched was in England, while the frog Doppio ate was in Italy. Not impossible that the frog's descendants progressivly moved south during the intervening 113 yearsnote , though.
Toshikazu Hazamada suffered a similar fate to The TwitsThink about it: the first time we saw him, Toshikazu was about as tall as Josuke. The next time we saw him he was only slightly taller than Koichi, and then after that we never saw him again. The reason for this could be that he's been steadily shrinking, until finally he got so small he winked out of existence. A possible explanation as to why Toshikazu shrunk is that one of the street punks who beat him up had a Stand power, similar to that of Little Feet.
- I distinctly remember him among the gathering of Stand Users at the close of "Diamond is Invincible".
- Not only he reappeared several times (usually, in group gatherings), he also shares the same fate as "The Lock" guy. They're just two big bullies who get put in their place and stop looking as threatening as they did before (especially to the short and impressionable Koichi).
- "One of the street punks"? No, my friend, everything that was needed was a visit from Josuke to the hospital. One that ended with him getting very pissed off at Toshikazu and "fixing" him up good.
- I distinctly remember him among the gathering of Stand Users at the close of "Diamond is Invincible".
Okuyasu is a Time LordDespite having an incredibly strong Stand, along with powers of space manipulation (logically making him only slightly less powerful than Dio), Okuyasu doesn't win a single fight in the whole series. This leads one to believe that he may be a pacifist of some sort, and always allows his opponent to defeat him purposely so they can feel good about themselves. It also explains how he managed to essentially return from the dead during the final battle against Yoshikage Kira.
- I can't picture anyone from such an arrogant race of pretentious jerks allowing themselves the kind of humiliation Okuyasu goes through.
Leaky-Eye Luka's shovel was his Stand...Called the Ace of Spades.
In part 7, Steel Ball Run, assuming the Jesus foreshadowing is a red herring, then the corpse parts belong to either Santana or KarsThis is also assuming SBR is the world after Stairway to Heaven went off in part 6. The process tore one of them, likely Kars, apart. Being an immortal being, Kars still survived somewhat. The way the corpse parts merge with humans is reminiscent of how the Piller Men could eat humans. That SBR is an alternate Part 1 would match Kars reunification being an alternate Part 2.
- Mirroring the end of Part 1, Johnny will lose his body to either Dio or the Saint.
- Also, now that there has been an apparent immaculate conception in Lucy Steel, this could lead to the birth of Kars.
- Now with Mangenta Mangenta's "death",This troper is less willing to believe Kars has anything to do with this immaculate conception.
- All Jossed as of the end of Part 7.
Joseph of Arimathea will turn out to be a historic Jo JoWhy else would he have been brought up by name?
Gyro's not long for this worldLet's face it, the Zeppeli bloodline is not well-known for their long lifespans once they encounter a Joestar. Also, in Chapter 2 Johnny notes that Gyro was a mystery "from beginning to end". It could translate either as the end of Part 7, or the end of his life. First time I read through I translated it as end of his life, given the track record of the Zeppeli family.
- Sadly, confirmed.
Giorno is still aroundGold Experience Requiem kept him from being Reset Button'd, but it couldn't do the same for anyone else. Plus Araki made some comment in Stone Ocean that Giorno "might be in Florida", why would he make such a comment if Giorno wouldn't ever show up ever again? ... of course this is probably wishful thinking.
- Well he is a son of Dio. Maybe he was being recuited but turned down the offer.
- The Word of God saying that Giorno was in Florida was just an Author's Saving Throw Araki pulled when asked by fans why the only son of Dio we knew so far never showed up at the gathering of Dio's children.
- Further evidence, in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, which has large amounts of Mythology Gag, Giorno's Gold Experience Requiem isn't affected by Made In Heaven. That HAS to count for something.
- If I'm not mistaken, doesn't the non-canon novel Jorge Joestar show that Giorno survived the universal resets? That could count for something.
JoJo is a creative retelling of Araki's real-life bizarre adventuresAraki regularly fights vampires, immortals and people with insane powers all the time when he's not writing crazy awesome manga. Stand Users and Ripple Warriors also age slower than normal humans, and Araki doesn't age.
- By that logic Bruno Bucciarati is Tetsuya Nomura.
The Ripple is an early form of Spiral Energy'Cause of... uh... the patterns they cause, and... er, it'd be neat? (I should have written more on this when the idea first struck me. Bother.)
- But then wouldn't Speedwagon have had access to it?
- Spin, the equivalent power in SBR, is closer. TTGL is probably a resultant universe that would come about if Pucci hadn't been killed at the end of Stone Ocean.
The Stand can manifest itself by the rage of a pure heart, like the Super SaiyanJonathan Joestar had his own Stand, a very short range one — and so a very powerful one. This troper guesses that its power is something like fortify all the Joestar's bloodline to inherit Jonathan's force of will and body. I'm not making this shit up! It can be seen here!
- So its name should be Father Abraham, having a deepful meaning and also starting the musical groups Shout-Out.
The Flash was the user of the Speed Force Stand. Then he outran his own Stand, who became the Black Flash
Diavolo is the son of DIO.
- Dio sneaked in to the prison with the World to conceive a powerful minion for future use. Also he conceived Ungaro Rykiel, Donatello and Versace at the same time.
- Err - Dio wasn't exactly around to do this at the time. Furthermore, Diavolo was the one who originally discovered the Stand arrows, meaning Dio would not have The World at his disposal.
- He could, however, be a descendent of Dio, probably from some mortal dalliance. Unless JJBA Vampires can have babies when they aren't attached to a not-quite-vampire body.
- Err - Dio wasn't exactly around to do this at the time. Furthermore, Diavolo was the one who originally discovered the Stand arrows, meaning Dio would not have The World at his disposal.
Dio never had a chance of becoming as strong as he once was after Part I.
- And it was Enya's fault, because she unlocked The World and Dio became too reliant on it. Even without that Stand, Dio was using Jonathan's body, and as such, was restricted with what he could do, no longer having his own body. Freezing blood, for example...
- It's implied that it is because the neck scar wasn't fully healed yet, meaning that his head and Jonathan's body weren't fully synced yet. It is likely that the reason he was so determined to feed on the blood of the Joestars is because that was the only way to heal the scar. Supported by the fact that he became significantly stronger and his timestop increased only after he drank Joseph's blood.
- Dio appears to be physically stronger after gaining Jonathan's body than before, and he becomes more resistant to the Ripple.
Dio had kids to better sync with Jonathan's body.
- If Jonathan's grandson gave him such a big boost, imagine what would have happened if he drained Jonathan's biological son instead. Or three of them, as the case may be. It would also explain why he didn't seem to give his henchmen any orders to take Joseph alive. Being able to drain him then was a happy accident, rather than his main goal, and he already had his main plans well underway by that point.
Dio Brando is still alive, and is in fact Santa Claus.The only way Santa Claus could be able to travel all over the world in one night is if he either A) can travel in time or B) can stop time, and since there are no time travellers in the JJBA universe, it must be a time stopping ability. Because Jotaro is limited to stopping time for only 5 seconds, that means that Santa must be Dio under a clever disguise. It also explains why Santa only acts during the night: As a vampire, he would be killed by sunlight. Dio survived his battle with Jotaro, escaped to North Pole and took the guise of Santa. Giving out presents is just a part of his diabolical plan of creating a perfect world for himself and his followers. The elves are actually zombies and vampires Dio created.
The World was never Dio's Standit was Jonathan's all along. Evidence as such: A: Dio only used it after stealing his body. B: Stands are the manifestations of life energy. something Dio's vampiric body lacked. C:his descendant, Jotaro stopped time himself. further hinting at "The World" being Jonathan's Stand
- Then what about the vine looking Stand that looks like Holly's and Joseph's? Dio also shows to have the same ability Hermit Purple has. See two entries below.
- One of the art books identifies the Hermit Purple lookalike as Jonathan's contribution to Dio's stand power, so the World is probably more Dio's stand. However, given that Jotaro has something very similar, I'd say that Jonathan also had some sort of affinity for the World that he passed down.
- Looks to be jossed as of SBR universe. The World is Dio's stand. Diego's "first" stand was an infection caused by another stand user that he was able to control via a corpse part. Later we see Diego with his own The World. Tusk and Hermit Purple, and type alikes, look to be stands partially born from the Spin and Hamon respectively. So in Dio's Advocate, had Jonathan somehow developed a stand without ever learning hamon or spin it might have been either, or close to, The World or Star Platinum.
The Red Stone of Aja is a meteorite fragment similar to the arrowsWe knew next to nothing about the Red Stone other than the fact that it's used to grant supernatural powers so why not?
- The Stone isn't supernatural, though. There are many red stones like it that can amplify sunlight in the Jojo world; Kars actually has one in a flashback. The only reason that specific Red Stone is important is because it's the only one big enough to give a Stone Mask the strength to penetrate a Pillar Man's brain all the way through.
- Except Dio stopped time several times, even when Jotaro was not present (against Abdul, Polnareff, Hol Horse, etc...). A more valid theory that is circulating is that Dio's / Jonathan's stand can replicate any Stand power of other Joestar family members that are alive at the time. That would explain both his Star Platinum-like abilities (and the humanoid shape of his Stand), and his Hermit Purple-like abilities (and the vine-like shaped Stand that we got a glimpse of). Jotaro's Stand had started manifesting before the story starts, so even if Dio's Stand needed Star Platinum to be active to copy it (which is not necessarily true), it's believable that it already was when Dio first faced Abdul.
- The World's Power is actually most likely the powers of all living Joestars. The official explanation about the Hermit Purple-like Stand is that it is Jonathan's Stand, but a flashback in Part 6 has Dio healing Pucci's foot. Either Jousuke or Giorno are alive at this point, and both Crazy Diamond and Gold Experience can heal others.
Soft and Wet refers to two Stands that have merged.It stands to reason. Josuke from Jojolion seems to be a combination of Kira and someone else. So it's entirely plausible that the Stand that he has right now is actually two stands merged to one. It might reveal other powers that Josuke didn't realize he had before.
- Since we see one of them looks like Killer Queen, the other may be Crazy Diamond. It should be noted killer queens abilities in this universe seems to be bubbles that explode, which is similar to the original. Crazy Diamond's ability lets him restore things. When you put those two together you get the ability to take something (Killer Queen) and make it part of yourself or put it under your control (Crazy Diamond)
- Soft & Wet is definitely of combination of two stands. This universe's Killer Queen, which had soap-like bubbles as a key component of it's power; bubbles are made of liquid, so they are therefor 'wet' and make things 'wet' when they pop against said things. The other stand it merged with must've had the ability to soften things or used soft things as a part of it's power.
- So...Trish Una's stand Spice Girl. Makes sense, between the fabulous~~ men in Part V that Trish hung around and Josuke's style of dress, any feminine touch that would normally be present from being half-Trish would be redundant and impossible to detect.
Josuke is a merge of Kira and JobinHe's the only other character who's yet to appear. And he has the whole Jobin going on, so it's possible.
- Hmmm... But that would require him to be missing since Kira's death/Josuke's creation, and it's been stated multiple times that anyone missing that long would have had their loved ones on the warpath looking for them. It's possible that the Higashikata's are purposefully not causing a fuss because they already know what happened to Jobin; it's clear they have some sort of dark secret. Still, Jobin's wife and child at least would probably have said something by now if he had been missing for a significant amount of time.
- Jossed, now that Jobin's appeared.
Lisa Lisa uses the Ripple to preserve her youth, similar to Tsunade from Naruto.That's how she can look as great as she does, even though she's 50 in Part 2.
- I thought this was canon, if not at least outright implied, considering several ripple users used it to become Older Than They Look. In fact, it was the cause of Straizo's Face–Heel Turn.
- But Straizo couldn't use the ripple after using the Stone Mask. In fact, that's how he died: intentionally loading his vampiric body with the Ripple. Straizo's youth is likely from the fact that vampires are immortal and could live forever by feeding on blood and not getting hit with Ripples.
- That's what I meant. Straizo realized that even the youth-enhancing power of the Ripple had limits, and he was not happy. So he did a Face–Heel Turn and became a vampire so he could live forever. :)
Jesus was the first JoJo.Hey, a man named Joshua bar Joseph who can grant people Stands? Not too far fetched in this series. Now whether the rest of the JoJos are descended from his siblings or if Jesus did the whole Holy Blood, Holy Grail thing and had kids is up for debate.
- It would explain Jesus's ability to walk on water. It also explains the Corpse Parts in Part 7 having such extraordinary powers.
The design of Dio's The World is a sneaky reference to the Ronnie James Dio song "Holy Diver".Ever wondered why it looks like The World has a pair of air tanks on its back, like a diver? It might be another musical reference, referencing the name of the song "Holy Diver", which is made by the very artist that gives Dio - the owner of the Stand - his name. If Stands in Stardust Crusaders were named after bands, songs and albums like in later parts, it might even be possible that The World would have been called Holy Diver.
The Stone of Aja can amplify the power and abilities of StandsThe Stone Mask Fragments and the Arrowheads made from them all have the capability to instill Stands in various subjects, and the Stone of Aja can amplify the abilities of characters such as Wamuu, Esidisi, and Kars, as well as amplifying Ripple abilities and turning Sunlight into something like a Laser beam, focusing and amplifying it. If so, what's stopping it from doing the same thing to Stand Powers? and would they then be called Amp-Stands because they would be Amplified Stands?
Bucciarati is part of the Zeppeli family.An Italian friend of someone from the Joestar family who dies heroically trying to assist his allies? Sounds like a Zeppeli to me! Maybe he's descended from one of Caesar's siblings, or a descendant of Caesar himself, seeing as how he was a womanizer.
Part 9 will be an adaptation of parts 5 and 6.Part 7 was a mix of parts 1 and 2, with minor references to 3. Part 8 seems to be a mix between 3 and 4 with a little bit of 5. So part 9 will be similar to parts 5 and 6. Bonus points if it leads to the 2 timelines merging at the end or a new one is created.
Part 9 will be set in spacePart 8 is in 2012. Araki pretty much only has the choice of going further in the future or using more AU/time travel shenanigans at this point, making sci-fi a likely genre change. Maybe Stands will have been discovered by science.
- He could go back in time or set it at the same time if it's sufficiently isolated from Part 8; part 5 could potentially have taken place at or before part 4 with just a few tweaks.
Mikitaki Is an alien, Sort ofHe's cold easily be a separated piece of Kars or have been created through Kars' ability to create living things. Kars was last seen floating around space. This would explain his power to shape-shift even though he isn't a stand user (maybe, because he didn't seem to see any stands when he should have if he were a user)
Why Giorno's mother was spared by DioShe was one of the few women who did not hear Dio accidentally scream "Oh, Jonathan".
Part 8 Kira has the power similar to Rohan's.Forcing someone to eat their own hand. What else can do that!
The reason that Jotaro wears a new jacket after Stardust Crusaders...Is that BanchoLeomon stole it.
If Kars hadn't been launched into space, he'd have gained an overwhelmingly Game Breaking StandBecause that's just how Araki rolls.
Having a Requiem Stand kills you.The shock of developing a Stand kills most people. Even if you survive that, being stabbed with a Stand arrow a second time is painful and can kill you. Stabbing your Stand with the arrow is said to be even more extreme. Why doesn't Giorno show up in Florida with the other sons of Dio? He didn't last long after using Golden Experience Requiem. This is also why Jotaro, who was keeping tabs on the events of Vento Aureo, never tries to unlock Star Platinum Requiem.
- He's all but said to be alive during part 6 by the narration.
- And he's explicitly said to be alive in Fugo's side story.
Diavolo is the son of Kars.Hear me out on this. Every part of Kars is a live, viable organism, capable of endless adaptation. As Kars was banished from the Earth, one or more pieces of him broke off, and remained in orbit for years before finally falling to Earth. A piece of Kars wound up in an all-women's prison, where it somehow impregnated one of the inmates (Green Baby shows that stranger conceptions are possible). Her child was born after a strange pregnancy, and developed mostly normally until it had developed enough that Kars' personality began to take over - at that point, Diavolo abruptly began trying to obliterate all signs of his own existence while spreading the stone arrowheads (to create a new race of superbeings for his dominion of the world to "feed on"), and his original personality was suppressed into Doppio. Note that both prefer to go virtually (but not quite) shirtless, have flowing pink hair, and talk about being "at the top" while displaying almost no emotion.
- Even more interesting if...
- Impossible. Didn't you read Kars' bio? SEX: USELESS
The Stand Arrows are pieces of Kars' body.Consider: they fell from space, have strange abilities which somehow make physical the effects of The Ripple, and are otherwise unexplained. Maybe Requiem wasn't trying to turn Earth's life into that of another world, but causing it to mutate into the traits of other beings from Earth, similar to Kars' "Ultimate Lifeform" abilities.
- The Stand Arrows would most likely predate Kars' defeat, though.
The things Jotaro saw and experienced during Stardust Crusaders turned his hair white with stress.And thus, during Diamond is Unbreakable, he switches to a white outfit to make it less noticeable. Over the next 10 years, hair dyes began to improve, thus, he was able to get back his original hair color without it looking fake by the time Stone Ocean rolled around.
Part 8 is an AU version of Dead Man's Questions; everybody is already dead.Everybody died during the earthquake, making this the first Jojo part to play completely in some form of afterlife.
Having Stand abilities causes mutations.Since a Stand is a part of your own life force which has been twisted to keep outside of your body, and sometimes even act independently from you, it (ahem) stands to reason that it might alter the way the rest of your life functions - I.E., causing strange physical changes to develop over time. In most cases, these are fairly minor - Giorno's hair color, or Funny Valentine's impossible weight loss. However, for Automatic Stands, which remain outside their controller's will and thus twist their life further than usual, the effects can be much more severe. This is why some Automatic Stand users, like Polpo and Carne, barely even look human.
- Likewise, Heavy Weather causes normal people to just think they are slugs, and see others as slugs. Only Stand users physically transform, sine their Stands make such radical changes possible.
Diavolo got Notorious B.I.G. from PucciHow else would he have known about it? Pucci (or, more likely, Dio) made a deal with Diavolo, and his end of the bargain was giving him a Stand disc which could be the perfect operative: deadly against Stand users, and totally incapable of gathering dangerous knowledge, since they would die during the mission.
Josuke from JoJoLion is:
- That universe's equivalent of Jotaro Kujo
- His DNA match states he's the same person as the man who took Jotaro's place in the alternate timeline. A possible hint could be his hat. It has the same badge which has an open hand like of that Jotaro's.
- A fusion of Yoshikage Kira and Okuyasu Nijimura.
- Or his alternate timeline equivalent. While Kyou already shares Okuyasu's family name, this might serve as foreshadowing to Josuke's true identity. The improbably reality-bending powers Josuke has using Soft and Wet are also vaguely similar to Okuyasu's The Hand.
- A fusion of Yoshikage Kira and Johnny Joestar.
- Supported by Jo2uke having the same Dark Will in his eyes like Johnny.
- A fusion of Yoshikage Kira and the person who took out Holly's brain parts
- Just a feeling. Soft and Wet can take out parts or attributes of people. Maybe the original stand of Josuke's other half can only take out the parts/attributes, but not restore them?
- A fusion of Yoshikage Kira and the Holy Corpse parts.
- The Corpse parts have been described to have "the power to remove" and Soft and Wet main power is to plunder properties from a thing. More evidence shows that when Johnny used the Corpse parts on Rina to take away her disease, the disease was passed on to his son, similar to Soft and Wet never permanently keeps the property of what it's stealing.
- Fated to become a time-traveller.
- The hero of part 8 (whoever he actually is) will, after adopting a pompadour hairstyle, travel to the first universe and save young Original Josuke's life, thus completing what at first seemed like an obvious time-travel plot that was dropped.
- Mind. Blown.
- The hero of part 8 (whoever he actually is) will, after adopting a pompadour hairstyle, travel to the first universe and save young Original Josuke's life, thus completing what at first seemed like an obvious time-travel plot that was dropped.
- Similar to the above, Jo2uke's DNA is a mix between Kira and the corpse of the man who saved Josuke's life in Part 4, or the AU equivalent.
- A mix of Yoshikage Kira (who is already part Kira-part Jotaro) and the son of the Higashikatas whom we haven't seen yet, Jobin.
- As argued a little bit above, Jobin's wife and son would probably not be acting so normal if Jobin had been gone that long.
- A fusion of Yoshikage Kira and Katagiri Anjuro.
- Note that Aqua Necklace and Soft & Wet are both liquid-based stands that involve taking things away from people (AN can take away control of the body, Soft and Wet can take away many more attributes)
- A fusion between Yoshikage Kira and Enrico Pucci
- Part 8 Killer Queen can create explosive bubbles. The original White Snake could steal Stands and memories. A possible result could be bubbles that can "steal" anything.
- In All Star Battle, one of the alternate costumes for Josuke shows that his skin is "patched" in two different colors.
- That would be holy shit levels of badass.
Alternate Diego Brando's The World isn't as physically powerful as Dio Brando's The WorldNot only does it not look as physically imposing as the original The World, Diego never takes advantage of the original The World's Super Speed and Super Strength even when it would be the obvious combination to kill Johnny without having to sacrifice his own leg.
- It could be due to the Original DIO being a vampire in addition to having his Stand. Since Diego lacks that boost in power he very well could be weaker.
A character in Part 8 has a stand similar to Crazy Diamond.Crazy Diamond could fuse things together if Josuke was careless enough, and Jojolion's protagonist appears to be a combination of Yoshikage Kira and someone else. Considering the parallels between Soft & Wet and Aqua Necklace detailed above, this could be interestingly ironic if the Stand user was an antagonist.
The D'Arby brothers were lying when they said their deaths would mean the souls they took would be lost forever with them.How can we trust the two on their word alone when they say that their deaths would mean losing Polnareff, Joseph and Kakyoin's souls forever? They obviously never tried it before to see if it worked, so the most likely idea is that they flatout lied about this in order to avoid an angry Jotaro and his remaining pals smashing their faces in and getting their friends' souls back in the easier, old-fashioned way, as well as lure them into another vulnerable position. Lying and cheating fits Daniel J. D'arby perfectly as well, though it might be harder to justify this for Terrence. Alternatively...
The D'Arbies were in fact telling the truth because it happened to one of them before.This could be because one of the brothers, most likely Terrence, is a vampire. He probably died after gathering a bunch of souls but was brought back by DIO using his blood like he did with Vanilla Ice. However when Terrence came back, none of the souls he got up to that point came back with him so he started his collection anew. Daniel was probably there to witness it and figured the same thing applied to his Osiris as it did to Terrence's Atum. I say Terrence might have been the vampire because Daniel is sitting out in open, very much legitimate sunlight in his chapter with no ill effects, and said sunlight plays a role in his chapter as well. As for Terrence being in open daylight? Remember that the room Terrence and the heroes had their battle in was an illusionary room created by Kenny G's Stand which cracked when Terrence was sent flying into the "horizon" by Star Platinum, and dispersed when Kenny G was beaten, so the sun seen in that room was a harmless illusion as well giving off no UV rays or vampire-killing rays of light or what have you.
AU-Jolyne and co. will return in Part 8This is assuming Pucci's new universe from part 6 is the SBR universe. The facts we know so far are that Jolyne, Anasui, Hermes, and Weather Report have AU counterparts (Irene and Anakiss for Jolyne and Anasui) and original Emporio transferred over intact, and most importantly that Irene is still part of the Joestar bloodline. We also know that Jotaro as Irene's father has a counterpart. However, we also also know that Kira has already taken the place and lineage in the Joestar bloodline that Jotaro should have, which raises the question of just what Irene's parentage is. So, to wrap things up and make clear where exactly Irene came from, they'll all be brought back. Emporio will also be back, still tagging along with Irene after the Made In Heaven screwed the universe, and provide a welcome callback to previous parts. Because the timeline during Stone Ocean doesn't apply to the new universe, the final chapter of Stone Ocean (What a Wonderful World), in which Emporio is reunited with Irene and co., could have happened before Jojolion. Possible reasons for Irene's return:
- The person Kira fused with to become Josuke is actually Irene's father, so she arrives to get permission to marry Anakiss, as she stated at the end of Stone Ocean, only to be surprised by Josuke instead of her father. The reason Josuke is seemingly so young despite both halves being adults, according to this WMG, is due to lolwalleyesmagic.
- Kira was Irene's father (unlikely, since this WMG predicts Irene being marriage-age, if a bit young, at the time of Jojolion and Kira is 29 right before the beginning of Jojolion. But, hey, lolwalleyesmagic) and she arrives as per above.
- Kira has almost been established as an evil Joestar cousin (or counts as a Joestar cousin due to being the son of Holly Joestar), and Irene and/or Irene's still living father must take responsibility for him as true Joestars. At first, they will target Josuke for being so similar/his direct continuation. However, because Irene doesn't have "Jo" in her first name, she will realize that Josuke is more Jojo than her and thus defer to him as the truest Joestar. This is flawless logic.
Part 10 will star the son of Giorno, who survived Made in Heaven.I know part 8 is still running so it's a little early to be making any guesses about part 9, let alone 10, but the logic behind this theory is a formula of sorts: If x is an even number, then let (1/2)x=y. Now, notice that the protagonist of Part x is always directly connected to the protagonist of Part y. note
- Joseph (2) is Jonathan's (1) grandson.
- Josuke (4) is Joseph's (2) son.
- Jolyne (6) is Jotaro's (3) daughter.
- Josuke (8) is Josuke (4) in an alternate universe.
- The twist being that AU-Giorno (as a descendent of Diego Brando) also exists, and the original Giorno will be set up as the main antagonist (though perhaps not exactly evil, or the final antagonist) due to his mafia Godfather ways. The end of Stone Ocean said something about two equivalent characters not being able to exist in the same dimension, but SBR shows that they can cross-over as long as they don't touch, so the specifics of coexistence between AU counterparts is up in the air enough for it to work.
- The concept of the two not being able to touch would make for an amazing fight between original and AU-Giorno. Or the original could use Gold Experience Requiem to bypass that whole thing.
Guesses on the Big Bad of Part 8?
- A selfish yet strangely moral cad who, in spite of his/her greedy goals, follows ethical codes he/she considers to be extremely important. He/she would make a good Foil to the last Big Bad, a fanatic patriot who wanted his country safe from harm by any means necessary.
- Norisuke Higashikata IV, as speculated on the character page. He appears to know more about Josuke's lost memories than he lets on, and seems to be planning on using him in malicious ways.
- A very normal, down to earth and well adjusted(maybe even likeable)family man with no real villainous tendencies, probably middle class with no real resources and merely a newly discovered penchant for chessmastery (and great Stand power) that he doesn't particularly care about. He becomes the big bad due to a very personal and simple desire (maybe to protect his family from something or as a desperate attempt to get out of some sort of debt, maybe from Norisuke, for instance) that sort of balloons out of proportion requiring his machinations to become more and more complex and competent. This would be great contrast for the very eccentric and deviant Yoshikage Kira, who inserted himself into a family he has no affection for and had a great talent for reacting to threats but not really planning for them; Kira's entire ambition was to keep anonymous to continue as a serial killer, which approached humility from the other side compared to this theoretical Big Bad. By the whole "opposites" logic, the new Big Bad is trying to intimidate others to let him live his inoffensive life normally but screwing it up royally.
- Caato is a definite candidate. Her mysterious background and incarceration does bring a few questions onto the table.
Joshuu is the only one in the family that didn't develop a stand naturally.
- Which is why he is locked out of the loop
Josuke (part 8) is a personification of Johnny's Spin and the power of the Corpse PartsIn addition to being partly Kira. Johnny is a local hero. His last act of using the Corpse Parts and then the Super Spin seems to have impregnated some parts of Morioh with mysterious power. The Wall Eyes create fusions of things that are in the ground nearby them, so they could probably affected by the lingering vestiges of Johnny and the Corpse Part's power in the earth. The Corpse Parts have the power to remove (harmful) things. The Super Spin can give objects "infinite rotation"—the property of continuously staying, being attracted to, or sticking to a certain place (in addition to being metaphysically ripped apart, but that's another deal). Kira's stand created exploding bubbles. Therefore, the Wall Eyes fused those aspects together into Soft&Wet—Kira's Stand's bubble to transmit the power, the Corpse Parts to remove attributes, and the Super Spin to apply them to other objects. This leads us to...
Josuke (part 8, again) will learn to use the SpinAs per above WMG, Soft&Wet's ability to transfer attributes is actually an application of the spin (the Super Spin's "infinite rotation" fixes things together at a fundamental level). Just as Johnny learned to use the Spin to synergize with Tusk, Josuke will do the same for Soft&Wet. Now, since the Super Spin requires riding a horse-shaped thing at a certain speed, Josuke will accomplish the same feat via motorcycle, replicating Part 4 Josuke's epic motorcycle ride.
A fungus with a Stand will appear.Because hey, there's been animals and plants with Stands, so why not add another kingdom of organisms to the ranks? Maybe it could be a whole colony that has the Stand, like a fungal version of Foo Fighters.
- In terms of large "organisms" and going weird places with Stand Users, maybe the entire town of Morioh has sentience (...for some reason. It's more or less magic already.) and its stand is/are the wall-eyes.
Nijimura and her Stand's name changeSo, Nijimura's stand was originally named "Going Underground" after the Jam song. It was later retconned into "Born this Way" after the Lady Gaga song (or album). When the same thing happened with Pucci's Made in Heaven, the newer name had more relevant lyrics. Therefore, an analysis of the song lyrics will give some clues about Nijimura:
- "Going Underground" is about disillusionment with people in power (specifically, about the preference for weapons and war over caring for the people—this'd be very relevant to President Valentine from the previous part) and the singer decides to just get away from it all. This is already pretty relevant to Nijimura, who seems to dislike the powerful Higishikata family and whose Stand is able to escape and disappear whenever it wants. Therefore, it stands to reason that the new namesake for the Stand is even more relevant.
- "Born This Way" is more simple and generally about acceptance of one's personal identity, with LGBT and racial themes. The "Born This Way" album also has the song "Judas", which is about betrayal by a lover and accepting your demons stemming from that. "Edge of Glory" is a tribute to Gaga's deceased grandfather. The rest of the album is mostly about empowerment, feminism, and is full of religious references.
- The song "Born This Way" indicates that Nijimura was NOT in fact born the way she is. Instead, at some point she was physically altered (possibly against her will) by the wall-eyes and thus had a part of her identity stripped away. For extra points, she was originally born a man before having her mind fused with a woman's body.
- "Judas" refers to a past betrayal by someone Nijimura loved. The most obvious culprit is her brother, Kira. The pre-reboot Kira was a serial killer who targeted women, so maybe this Kira also murdered women/a woman and at some point for some reason buried her and Nijimura under the wall-eyes, leading to point #1 above. This is why Nijimura was trying to stop Josuke, who she regarded as Kira, from reaching Holly.
- "Edge of Glory" might be a reference to feelings of honor for either her so-far-unseen father, Yoshiteru Kira, or perhaps all the way back to Johnny Joestar.
- The religious references throughout the album foreshadow the return of previous elements such as the Corpse Parts. Perhaps Nijimura will become a new host to the parts?
- A theory posted on the Jojo wiki's page for Born This Way (the Stand) is that the name change was simply because Born This Way (the Stand) takes the shape of a motorcycle, while Born This Way (the album) has a motorcycle on the cover.
Kakyoin is distantly related to the Zeppeli familyHe fills pretty much the same role that Caesar did in part 2, and aside from him, the only other lancer with a roughly similar role and degree of relevance would be Hermes.
- Bucciarati is much more similar to Zeppeli,and is the same nationality. Kakyoin doesn't have all that many similarities to the Zeppelis other than dying while imparting information.
- It wouldn't be completely out of the realm of possibility for Kakyoin to be related to the Zeppelis: Caesar had many siblings, so one of them could've married a Japanese person and have a child who would go on to have Kakyoin. That Kakyoin often travelled abroad with his family (he had gone to Egypt before the start of Part 3) makes this all the more probable. In addition, consider the Capcom fighter. While Avdol and Iggy both survived in their endings when they died in the manga, Kakyoin (both versions of him) ultimately died in their endings. Definitely echoes of the Zeppelis' curse: helping another at the cost of their own life...
If Hermit Purple had been a humanoid stand with Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs capabilities, its war cry would have been Dorarararararararara...
- This kind of thing seems to be hereditary in the Jojo-verse. Compare with Jotaro and Jolyne (father and daughter, both use Ora Ora Ora) or Dio and Giorno (father and son, both use Muda Muda Muda).
Rohan is able to use Heaven's Door on himselfThis would explain why he is able to completely ink a page with no sketch, which impossible for all mangakas.
- Confirmed in Rohan At the Lourve, when Rohan used Heaven's Door to forget about the events of that story.
The Wall Eyes are the stand(s) of Duwa— I mean, Morioh TownI mean, come on. It's perfectly plausible...
SBR Diavolo is a indirect descendent of Diego and Johnny and the next Jo Jo is a member of both Joestar and Brando family and its stand's battle cry is Mura (Muda and Ora combined) meaning unevenness. SBR Diavolo's battle cry is sakujo meaning erase like the original's time erase ability.
- Sakujo is Teru Mikami's mantra word. Teru is the name of Norisuke the First's wife and Yoshiteru Kira is Holy Kira's husband. "Kira" or Light Yagami considers himself a god like Dio and he's a Devil in plain sight, Diavolo means devil. OH MY GOD!!!! One of SBR Diavolo's parents could be a Higashikata or a Kira.
We, the readers, can see the Stands because we are all latent Stand users.Because what's the alternative ? That it's only some artistic license from Araki's side ? Don't be ridiculous !
- And this is because the manga makes whoever reads it into a Stand User.
Your Color May Vary is Canon, at least for the Stands.As You Know, Araki treats color shemes as something that is not absolute and can be changed at a moment's notice. However, in the case of Stands, this might be justified: why would it be impossible for a spiritual entity, something that lacks a physical form, to be able to change its color? As for the rest of the world, maybe light simply works differently in this series. I mean, according to All-Star Battle, the sky in Morioh is brown.
Mikitaka is an alien Stand user.He just can't see Stands belonging to people from other planets (it's possible that Stands are new to his race as well). The Stand Arrow swerved away from him because his species repels whatever was in the meteorite that brought them to Earth.
Josuke (Gappy) Higashikata may never get his memories back.Can also be considered a Tear Jerker. We know that he is part-Kira and part-someone else. As with the lemon and tangerine, Kira and another person switched some qualities, probably ranging from age to memories to looks. Jo2uke is, what, 19? He looks really young, basically. He's a bit of a Cloud Cuckoolander, but he's very intelligent. He does not have his memories, though. It has been established that the Wall Eyes switch, transfer, exchange qualities, probably not even equally. The Yoshikage Kira figure is pretty much dead. When we saw his corpse, he looked a bit older than 29, his chronological age before he died. There's a chance that both the memories of Kira and the other person are still with Kira, who's... you know. What I'm saying is that, if he is not an amnesiac by external trauma, his memories are already kaput. Maybe Josuke wouldn't want to know those memories in the first place. At least he can create new ones, with his new friends (well, Yasuho mostly). Awwwww!!!!
- My guess is the Wham Line of Part 8 will be Josuke saying something along the lines of this: "All this time, all this time I've been questioning who I am, where I came from, and who truly knew me. But now I realize that my past, my identity, is irrelevant. I am neither Yoshikage Kira nor Josefumi Kujo. I am Josuke Higashikata."
Jolyne's last name is spelled Cujoh instead of Kujo due to immigration.Since she's American and Jotaro is Japanese when the move to America occurred the name was changed. As many immigrant families know, immigration sometimes alters names either purposely or through mistake. So while he Jolyne's last name was supposed to be Kujo immigration messed up and it became Cujoh
Jesus was a ripple and/or spin user.Using the ripple (or spin in another universe, or possibly both techniques), he was able to heal all who came to him, using his own hands, or using water and mud as conduits. Jesus (aka JOshua bar JOseph)must have been a very powerful ripple/spin warrior. He'd better have a stand as well.
The prophecy about the Red Stone of Aja was a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.During Phantom Blood, we learn that Tonpetti was able to foretell a lot of details surrounding Will Zeppeli's death, but he wasn't able to determine when was that going to happen, he only gave a nebulous and cryptic lecture. So, masters of Hamon can tell the future to a certain degree. Now, in Battle Tendency, we learn that Hamon masters and Pillar Men have been at war for centuries, and Hamon masters had the Red Stone of Aja, a MacGuffin that could make the Pillar Men invincible. So, why did they keep it for so long instead of destroying it, like Joseph suggested? According to Lisa Lisa, there was a legend that said that, without the Red Stone, the Pillar Men couldn't be defeated. Where did that legend come from? Well, we know that Hamon masters have a certain degree of precognition, so what if, centuries ago, a Hamon master tried to see the future to learn how to finally defeat the Pillar Men? After Kars became the Ultimate Being, he was effectively invincible. He was also the last Pillar Man, and he was only defeated thanks to the Red Stone. So, a Hamon master saw that, learnt that the Red Stone would be neccessary to defeat the last Pillar Man, and created a prophecy that turned into a legend, ignoring the fact that without the Red Stone there wouldn't have been an Ultimate Being at all.
Gregorio Zeppeli, Gyro's father, never made close friends because he knew about the Zeppeli curseof guiding a friend to make him stronger, and then dying in the process. He probably couldn't bear leaving his family.
Diavolo survived the effects of Made In Heaven and made it into the SBR universe.And he's still dying.
The World is Dio's Stand, while the Hermit Purple-esque Stand he is seen using once in Chapter 122 of the manga and Episode 3 of the anime is Jonathan Joestar's Stand.Joseph and Holy manefested bramble-style Stands, as well, so it stands to reason that such stands are unique among the Joestar line. Jotaro's Star Platinum is different because the fights he gets into necessitates a Stand that's more battle-oriented, while Holy is pacifistic (hence why her own Stand also hurts her), Joseph hasn't done much fighting since defeating the Pillar Men, and Jonathan couldn't fight on account of being dead and stuck under the sea for a hundred years while Dio fused his head to his body.
In the SBR universe the Dark Will got passed on instead of the Golden Spirit.In the original universe George Joestar and Jonathan passed on a spirit of heroism inherited by many of their decedents, mostly the other protagonists. However in the SBR universe Johnny ended up passing on the Dark Will, which is why even though Gappy is a nice guy he sometimes manifests it.
Dio's blood weakened Joseph's Hamon.After Joseph received the life-saving blood transfusion from Dio's corpse near the end of Part 3, the vampiric nature of his blood would've caused Joseph's ability to use Hamon to weaken significantly. This can explain why he doesn't use Hamon in Part 4, as well as why he looked significantly older: the combination of time and weakened Hamon would've caused his body to age, whereas he was still relatively young-looking and physically fit for a man of 67 in Part 3, thanks to the youth-preserving properties of Hamon.
- Alternatively, Dio sucking out Joseph's blood caused complications that even the Ripple could not fix.
In the manga, Dio activating his Stand resulted in the Joestar birthmark.The birthmark did not appear until the third arc of the manga. Thus, it can be assumed that just like how the Stands of all Joestars activated when Dio activated his, the birthmark would appear at the same time. Perhaps the birthmark appeared in the place where Dio pierced himself with the Bow and Arrow, too...
Giorno will show up in JoJolion.Think about it, if he possibly wasn't affected by Made In Heaven, there could be a chance of him showing up in the future, though he'd be in his mid-20s and would need some reason to be in Japan.
The reason Jotaro became a marine biologist......is because he rethought his life after being scolded by the Captain Tenille imposter for smoking on deck. Hey, just because someone's evil, doesn't mean the virtues they do have can't be inspirational!
One of the Higashikatas in JoJolion possesses some version of Diavolo's King CrimsonBecause all their stands include the word "King".
Soft and Wet's fusion was between alternate Killer Queen and some power related to the holy corpseThe bubbles are able to take something from a person or object and send it somewhere else, the same way the holy corpse redirected misfortune.
Gappy is mostly non-Kira.Yotsuyu said that without Kira Josuke would be dead, and while he has pats of Kira's body, Kira's corpse was mostly intact. In addition to that there didn't seem to be another body near the Wall Eyes. So the majority of Josuke is the other person.
Yotsuyu is actually a HigashikataHe apparently plans to have the Higashikata estate and wealth for himself. While this could be explained as possessiveness towards the buildings he designed, that "H" amulet might just stand for "Higashikata". In which case, he may be a Higashikata who never was dressed as a girl in his youth—and thus, somehow, fell prey to the curse, in this case making him something akin to a golem, or a Pillar Men-style ogre. In any case, his motive in this scenario actually distills down to believing that he's the rightful heir to the Higashikata fortune and prestige, and Norisuke IV is a usurper who must die.
Before the reset, there was only one universe& that was the universe parts 1-6 were set in. The Universal Reset did not just rebirth the old universe, it created many more. Furthermore, the SBR universe WAS the old universe, therefore the universe where every other universe was based on, & the one in which the corpse & D 4 C were unique to it.
Hermit Purple does not need the Camera to be smashed in order to make Spirit PhotosBut because of Joseph's Hot-Blooded nature or World of Ham, he smashes it.
Rudolph von Stroheim's deathHe's mentioned as dying in Stalingrad. Normally, his Nigh-Invulnerability protected him from whatever the story threw at him. HOWEVER his head is not completely cybernetic. The Battle of Stalingrad was also the place where a certain Hyper-Lethal sniper of the Red Army was station. Vasily Zaytsev made 242 confirmed kills between October 1942 and January 1943, but the real number is probably closer to 500. What does this mean? Simple. Rudolph von Stroheim was dispatched with a shot to the head.
Vanilla Ice has a counterpart in the SBR Universe, and he is named Macklemore.
By the end of Part 9, there will be a stand called dirty loopsIt's not like Araki doesn't know who they are.
Requiem, the Stand Arrow and Kars are all related.A previous WMG brought up the idea that the meteorite that was forged into the Bow and Arrows was a part of Kars' body. The meteorite landed on Earth about 50,000 years before the story, so that would normally make that particular theory impossible... unless it was a Kars from a previous loop. The non-canon novel Jorge Joestar brings up the idea that Pucci's Made In Heaven has reset Earth a number of times. Each loop is slightly different, but the events of Battle Tendency happen in most of them, and since the resets are limited in scope to Earth, there's a whole bunch of different versions of Kars floating around in space (and a bunch on the planet Mars. It's a weird novel). As part of this WMG, a previous Kars was ejected into space during one of these loops, but didn't have enough escape velocity to escape Earth's gravity well, so remained in orbit around Earth. Just like in canon, Kars' body turned into a fossil and he stopped thinking, but since he was in space, he survived one or more resets. Eventually, his orbit decayed and he fell to Earth, his body breaking up during the fall, and one fragment was retrieved and turned into the Bow and Arrows. Though Kars is catatonic, he's still alive, and his life force gives the Arrows their powers. Stabbing oneself with an Arrow infuses a small amount of Kars' life force into them, awakening a Stand in them if they possess the right qualities. The Arrow seeks out those who have the potential to control a Stand, but weren't born with one; the infusion of Kars' life force presumably mimics whatever process causes some people to have natural Stands. Jorge Joestar also implies that the Holy Corpse in Steel Ball Run is not Jesus, but a version of Dio that became the Ultimate Lifeform with the Stone of Aja and Kars' Stone Mask, so if we go by that, there is precedent that the body of an Ultimate Lifeform can awaken Stands in people. But as we see, stabbing a Stand itself with the Arrow grants them even greater power, creating a "Requiem" Stand. When Silver Chariot becomes Chariot Requiem, it takes Polnareff's dying wish of protecting the Arrow to heart, but it also has its own agenda; it swaps the souls of every living thing in Rome (or possibly the entire world), which starts to mutate some people. The characters speculate that Chariot swapped some people's souls with those of life forms from another world. However, according to this theory, both the Arrows seeking worthy users and people mutating due to Requiem is actually Kars' doing. He's still dormant, but either his abilities or his sheer willpower is strong enough that the Arrows made from his body still have a semblance of independence. By awakening Stands in people, they hope to eventually create a Requiem Stand, but since they don't have consciousness per se, anyone spiritually strong enough to sustain a Requiem Stand can easily override the Arrow's basic independence and control the Requiem Stand for themselves. Polnareff had the misfortune of dying shortly after gaining his Requiem Stand, so Chariot Requiem could directly act as the Arrows' proxy. Kars' Ultimate Lifeform abilities to alter his own genetic structure is responsible for the mutations. When everyone swapped souls, a bit of Kars' life force piggybacked on each swapped soul. The goal here was to take control of every living thing on Earth, using the soul swapping as a distraction while he took over everyone's bodies and used his abilities to turn them into clones of himself. But since he's still catatonic, his abilities act more or less randomly by mutating people into possible forms of life. Once Chariot is defeated, everyone's souls are swapped back, excising the bit of Kars' life force in everyone during the process. Since Earth is reset a few years after this, the remaining Arrows, and the version of Kars they were created from, are destroyed for good.
Joseph wasn't born with the RippleBefore Lisa Lisa left, she activated his Hamon breathing. This should explain why no one else is "born" with it.
Echoes's Egg Form has the ability to rewrite reality so that any person Koichi defeats and feels superior to becomes significantly shorter.Notice that before Koichi beats Tamami Kobayashi and Toshikazu Hazamada, they are shown to be of normal height. Then after Koichi beats the two, they become significantly shorter since he no longer fears them and nobody else notices the difference. Remember that Echoes can go between forms at any time so the Egg Form could be something Koichi subconsciously activates when this ability happens. The reason this doesn't apply to Rohan, Yukako, and Kira is because he still holds some fear towards them even after they're defeated.
Pillar Men weapons are not normal weapons.There's been a lot of speculation on why, if they possess even a fraction of the power their supposed to, why the Pillar Men not affiliated with Kars were shown using simple spears. The reason is that the Pillar Men have ways of fighting one another that simply don't come up when dealing with humans. For example the actual damage of the spear may not be from the stab, but perhaps a layer of the wielders cells covering the tip, which then rush into the opponent to attack their vital organs. There simply was never any opportunity or reason to go into their tactics when fighting one another.
Diavolo is a hardcore drug user.Notice how emaciated and garish he looks when his face is shown for the first time. This could be a result of him abusing the drugs his gang has been dealing over the years and thus becoming more and more paranoid and scrawnier. He is going through a very long Tony Montana phase but more prepared and careful in comparison since he goes to great lengths to make sure nobody knows who he really is.
Jolyne's mom was a Zeppeli.Jotaro was said to marry an Italian-American woman, and true to Zeppeli family tradition, Jolyne gave her own life to rescue her only remaining friend from danger.
The rock that Jonathan held all the way back in Part 1 is the same rock that crushed Johnny's head in Part 8.After Will Zeppeli healed Jonathan of his broken arm, Jonathan demonstrated his restored strength by carrying a large rock. When he dropped it, it rolled down a hill and went into a series of inexplicable events, which may or may not be caused by Funny Valentine's D4C. This eventually culminated in the final event where Johnny's use of the Holy Corpse to heal his son causes that very rock to crush his head out of nowhere.
Every piece of art, animation, or writing, fanmade or not, that involves Diavolo or any form of him dying in any way is canon.Gold Experience Requiem made it so that Diavolo would suffer an infinite amount of deaths with no end. Since that would involve an infinite amount of scenarios, any way he is thought to die would have to be considered canon.
Kars didn’t survive Made in Heaven.If the universe has been repeating, then unless its finite there should be an infinite number of Kars...yet there doesn’t seem to be any more than the one. And even assuming there have been previous Kars, who’s to say the Red Stone of Aja would garner complete immortality. Yes, Ultimate Kars can reconstruct himself on a cellular level…but eventually the very protons that make up those cells decay over time. As such, Enrico speeding up the universe to its end and back again may have finally given Kars peace.
- Made in Heaven doesn't work like that. The only people that are replaced with copies are those that Enrico Pucci killed pre-reboot. Everyone else lives through the end of the universe and comes back from the rebirth locked to their fate and aware of their own destiny. As such, Kars is STILL somewhere out there floating in space, having been forced to re-live his defeat at the hands of Joseph Joestar yet again... AND fully aware of the billions of years he still has ahead of him floating alone in space. Poor Kars.
Part 6 was set in 2012 for a reason.The now inaccurate Mayan calender reset itself in 2012. Much of the same can be said to what happens at the end of Part 6
Parts 9 and 10 will focus on the rebooted version of Joseph's father and daughter.With the Cosmic Retcon, Araki's free to write about them without having to worry about continuity.
Where Rudolf von Stroheim's and Joseph Joestar's prostheses came fromThe Edward Elric couldn't leave Germany in time after it became a Nazi dictatorship and was forced to assist the SS in making military automail for their war effort. After Stroheim was severely injured during his fight against Santana, he was outfitted with the newest automail technology. After the war, the Americans got hold of the blueprints, automails and Edward Elric himself and he proceeded to make automails for military and civilian use. After Joseph Joestar lost his arm in the fight against Kars, he got himself one of Edward's automail arms as a replacement.
Stands are the next evolution of the Ripple and Jonathan would have been the first to develop oneThe events from Part 1 demonstrate that the power of the Ripple/Hamon was created by humans as a measure of self-defense agaisnt the Pillar Men, only one in ten thousand bears the power to use it correctly and has cults of users across the globe who use it to fight agaisnt threats such as vampires, zombies or such threats. Those who are not amongst the select humans who can utilize the Ripple correctly can use it to a much lesser degree under proper instructions. Jonathan, for example, was part of these humans, and when Will Zeppeli transferred all of his lifeforce to him, Jonathan Joestar became the strongest Ripple user in existence, as seen when he was able to shake off the effect of Dio´s freezing much more efficiently than Dire or Will Zeppeli had previously. Joseph Joestar, his grandson and a Ripple user, once described it as a "ghost Ripple", although such a relation was never established after Part 3. The ghost ripple correlation would make it seem that the Stand is an evolution of the Ripple, and can be attained as long as a person has enough Ripple training. However, Joseph and the other Joestars after him only gained their Stands when Dio, inhabiting Jonathan´s body, was pierced by the Stand Arrow. This would certainly make this whole theory worthless, wouldn´t it ? Not exactly. Joseph, while very skilled, was never the most talented Ripple user, and came to neglect his training. He truly only came to develop his Stand, Hermit Purple, because of Dio. However, in Part 3, DIO showed himself able to utilize Hermit Purple with just as much skill (if not more) than Joseph. This could come from the fact that The World´s powers enable Dio to utilize the powers of all the Joestar stands (Star Platinum´s strength, speed and time stop, Crazy Diamond´s healing abilities), and Hermit Purple is supposedly Jonathan´s Stand. However, it´s possible that Dio has Hermit Purple not because of The World. When Dio stole Jonathan´s body, he supposedly gained his augmented strength and Hermit Purple, but he could not use Hamon because he is a vampire, and thus, does not have a life force to tap into. What if Jonathan was one step away from becoming the first Stand user ? Hermit Purple would be the ideal Stand for one who seeks to identify, track and destroy vampires safely without the breathing restrictions (Stands are not dependent on the Ripple to function), and since Jonathan was not seen using Hermit Purple, it could be possible that Jonathan did not use Hermit Purple despite being able to because he had no idea of what a Stand was, and Dio, having more than a hundred years to play around Jonathan´s body, ended up figuring out how to use it. Dio may have been the first of many to be able to use a Stand without having Hamon powers.
Kars is directly related to the reason why Stands are so common in the later parts because of his Ripple abilities.This theory does not take into account the events of Jorge Joestar or the Retcon from Stone Ocean. If the above theory is true, and Stands are capable of being developed by those sufficiently advanced in Ripple training, why didn´t Kars develop a Stand, given his Ripple was 100x times stronger than Joseph´s ? Because he didn´t knew he could. Again, Stands were completely unheard of at that time, and Kars treated the Ripple as merely a way to transmit the energy. While Kars certainly could not be responsible for the Stand Arrows (the meteor carrying them came before he became the Ultimate Lifeform), he could be the reason why Stands are so widely common back in the Parts after Stardust Crusaders. Perhaps pieces of Kars, already a fossil in space, have broken off their original source and made their way to Earth as small meteor. As the Ultimate Lifeform, every single one of Kars´s cells has the power to turn into a living being, reproduce and utilize Ripple, and thus, develop Stands. Perhaps the reason why so many people end up developing Stands is because broken pieces of Kars end up falling on Earth and transferring their energy into the human that touches them. In an attempt to survive through a host, these rocks end up transferring their life energy and power to the human that touches them. However, Kars is catatonic, and cannot control those individual pieces, leaving the Stand´s powers and personalities at the owner´s control. Since Kars can heal, these pieces can be replaced by new ones. However, they cannot turn into another Kars (even if, as the Ultimate Lifeform, they should be able to) because, again, these pieces are fossilized, and Kars, who is the only one who could control these pieces, is unable to command them to do so. Even if these pieces are unable to utilize the Ripple to develop Stands, they can still develop Stands on their own, as being the Ultimate Lifeform should give Kars the powers of all living beings. This would mean that not only Kars is the one responsible for developing the Stone Masks that led to the creation of vampires, Ripple users, and Dio, he would also be the one responsible for the developing of the Stands. Anyone who touches so much as a rock (or maybe even a lifeform spawned from these rocks) will be able to gain the rock/lifeform´s ability to create a Stand (or gain the Stand naturally developed by the piece of Kars). This would also explain why the Ripple is obsolete in the Jojoverse after Part 3, as the pieces of Kars and the human race have already evolved beyond it. This would also explain why, if the Stands were supposedly so hard to achieve and control, later characters in later parts could develop Stands that had powers befitting of their natures (Alessi, Rohan and Akira are such examples). Since Stands are also spawned from Kars´s genes coming into contact with a creature, this would also explain why Stands can be hereditary. However, coming into contact with another piece of Kars´s genes would not generate another Stand, but reinforce the existing one. Unless, of course, Stand Arrows that generate Requiem Stands.
Diavolo relives the deaths of others due to the effects of Golden Experience Requiem.Thanks to GER trapping him in an endless loop of death, Diavolo doesn't just experience his own deaths, but he will also experience the deaths of other people. And yes, this does in fact mean he will experience the deaths of other characters in the Jojoverse.
King Crimson could be beaten by any sufficiently fast Close Range stand without use of special powers.Okay, so the obscurity of the function of King Crimson is a meme unto itself... BUT there are a few clear facts about it:
- In the time that is erased, only movements stick. When it starts and when it finishes, things are moved from one spot to another, but no actions besides movement in that time stick. No interaction between objects (besides feet and the ground) stick. They're all erased.
- Diavolo is not exempt from this. The only reason King Crimson doesn't screw him over as easily as everyone else is because he has precognition as a secondary power and can see the time before he erases it.
Jotaro modeled himself after Lisa Lisa, his great-grandmother.Being a Ripple master, Lisa Lisa could have extended her lifespan to the point where she saw the first few years of Jotaro's life. Jotaro has a cool, unflappable demeanor, a cruel attitude hiding a heart of gold, and a smoking habit, much like Lisa Lisa did. However, since he was very young, he didn't get the whole picture of what made Lisa Lisa so cool, so his adoption of her approach got mixed results.
- Additionally, his relationship with his rebellious, pervy child with a creative fighting style and a heart of gold is meant to further cement the comparison.
The final scenes of the Stardust Crusaders anime...Will feature "Get Back", a song Jojo fans have been wanting to see as an ED since Phantom Blood, but was reserved for this moment as it's here that Joseph canonically plays it in his walkman. The Stinger for Stardust Crusaders will cut to the late eighties Morioh, where Tomoko Higashikata will hear that her little boy Josuke has miraculously recovered from the fever that had plagued him for nearly the past two months. Jossed. Stardust Crusaders ended with no licensed music, and the Diamond is Unbreakable adaptation wasn't even foreshadowed until months later.
The Jojo series will end with part 10.Seeing how part 7's run went for 7 years (2004 -2011), which means that it will probably be 2018 when part 8 finishes. If part 9 and 10 follow the same route, then part 10 will finish by 2032. By that time Araki will be around 71 (the age of retirement in Japan is normally 60).
- The final page in part 10 will say "Hirohiko Araki Retires."
In one of the future parts...The main group will lay down, defeated by the Monster of the Week, he's about to finish them off, and then, off-panel, a "Dorarararara!" is heard, and the bad guy is crushed. When the Jo Jo group gets up, they see an almost 100 years old Joseph, sharing a drink with Alessi, and commenting "They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To"
The Wall Eyes......are the result of Johnny Joestar hiding the Corpse Parts in Moiroh. They sunk into the ground, and their powers caused the Wall Eyes to happen, as well as its peculiar fusion effect. This could result in a twist that the Wall Eyes is a stand of Moiroh itself.
The stand ability of the main villain of part 8...On the fridge brilliance page it is noted that Soft & Wet is in a certain way the polar opposite of Crazy diamond. Therefore the main villain of part 8 might have power that is opposite of Killer Queen. Killer queens power is essentially to reduce something to nothing, so the new villain might have the power to create something out of nothing. Similarly Bites the dust had ability to return to past(winding back the clock one hour), so the new villain might have the power to travel to the future.
Mountain Tim's last name was Speedwagon.Although never stated in SBR but may probably be relevant in Part 8 or the future, but Mountain Tim is just a stage name made by the SBR's Speedwagon. Tim's parents found the Speedwagon Oil Company and Mountain Tim was supposed to be next in line to run it. However, he was more interested in living the life of a cowboy and bounty hunter.
- Either Mountain Tim had siblings who would instead inherit the company and may return in part 8 or a future part, or Mountain Tim sold the company once he came to inherit it.
"Ora Ora Ora" actually comes from Jotaro's childhood.After being aged down by Set, Jotaro delivers the Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs himself as a seven year old boy, all while shouting Star Platinum's Ora Ora. It's possible the sound was something Jotaro made as a kid to sound cool or tough, like he was emulating a hero from TV or comics. When he got older, he grew out of the trend but held onto it subconsciously. So his Stand, a manifestation of his own will/psyche, calls out the old sound as he proves how tough he is.
The final part will end with a Title Drop.They will mention finally ending this "bizarre adventure."
- It does happen more than once in .
The series will end with the Joestar family dying out.
Not only does King Crimson's ability actually follow consistent rules, but they're the same rules as Killer Queen's Bites the Dust.The way I like to explain it is that it's a stand ability that affects both time and fate; in the same way that Killer Queen: Bites the Dust rewinds time but leaves fate unchanged, King Crimson fast-forwards time but leaves fate unchanged; because fate is unchanged, undoing/skipping time doesn't undo damage. Additionally, since the time unhappens/never happened, nobody can remember it. With both stands, there is an exception to these rules: with Bites the Dust, it's the ability's "host", while with King Crimson, it's the stand user; this allows them to remember the sections of time that did not happen. The differences are in the details of the ability Since Bites the Dust rewinds time, a Bites the Dust host can change anyone's fate by significantly altering circumstances of the fated object or person. This is possible because even though fate is already set in theory, in practice time and causality are still in effect on each pass of the time loop, so changing circumstances to preclude a fate is possible. However, King Crimson completely erases sections of time; during those sections, Diavolo may change his own fate, but not anyone else's; thus, he can't punch people because that's changing their fate, but he can throw his blood in their eyes, because it's the fate of his blood, which is a part of him, that he's changing. Since Diavolo can only decide to start skipping time in advance, the ability is really only useful when combined with Epitaph's precognition ability. This means that while he can appear to take action during time skips, he can only do so if he was capable of doing it without the cover of a time skip and Paradox Space is feeling generous towards him. When he killed Narancia, he first looked into the future and saw that his fate was already to do so, successfully. Since King Crimson's timeskip can't change Narancia's fate, Diavolo knows that he can skip time and, during the time skip, change his fate without affecting that of Narancia. From everyone else's perspective, time skipped and then suddenly Narancia was dead.
Miraschon was in some way related to the D'arby family.Stand that activates when making a bet with someone? Stand takes something important away from the victim (the soul or organs)? Sounds familiar.
- Though Marilyn Manson was given to Miraschon By Pucci. Then again, maybe there was third D'arby Brother or sister who refused to work for DIO and got harvested by Whitesnake and killed, with Pucci keeping the stand disc.
Even if Dio did use the Stone Mask on Jonathan, Jonathan would not be evil.And in fact, Jonathan could've killed Dio right there. Think about it, if the transformation happened in the manor, unless he touched sunlight shining through the windows, Jonathan wouldn't be eradicated by the rising sun. Dio would've probably died, and Jonathan might've unknowingly slaughtered his servants and his father due to sheer vampire bloodlust.
- I don't know; Chapter 54 seems to really joss this.
Josuke from JoJolion's fusion... (Spoilers for JoJolion Chapter 50 are below)...was probably the dying wish of Josefumi Kujo. He and Kira probably got buried under the rubble of the earthquake on their quest to steal the Rokakaka branch from Aishou, and Josefumi, not wanting their quest to be in vain, used his Stand to fuse him and Kira together in an attempt to preserve Kira's life. Josefumi's Stand is not only able to remove a property from a thing (like when he dispelled the pepper from his ramen) but also to fuse something to something else, as seen with how he grafted a carved tree branch to a tree and let it live again. He probably remembered the branch and "grafted" as much of Kira onto him as possible, resulting in the both surviving in some way, that way being the new universe Josuke Higashikata. And to further that theory, the Wall Eyes were probably the result of their fusion, resulting in more fusions to come, such as the lemon and the tangerine.
Vanilla Ice's SBR counterpart was Hot Pants.
Vanilla Ice is somehow related to the Nijimura family.It's unclear just how old Vanilla Ice is, but he could've been related to the Nijimuras in some way. Now I know that not all families of Stand users have the same powers (Keicho and Okuyasu have VERY different Stand powers) but Cream and The Hand have a similar power, erasing space. Judging by how young Ice looked pre-vampirism, I'm guessing he could be a brother of Okuyasu's father, and it's implied that his father had a Stand before he sold his soul to DIO. The arcade game shows that Ice still has Cream even when de-aged by Alessi, implying he's had his Stand since a young age as well.
Norisuke will die from Damo's Stand in Chapter 55.Jossed! Everyone attacked by Vitamin C ended up okay. (even Joshuu)
Future parts will involve SBR's George Joestar/Holy Cujoh.They're the only two Joestars who haven't been protagonists yet.
Karen KUJO is related to the JoestarsEither she is Jotaro's sister, half-sister, or his (potentially distant) cousin, her father being a Kujo. In fact, she might even be very distantly a parallel mirror to Jotaro in a bizarre universe where Holly Joestar would never have to deal with the curse of an awakened Stand.
Future anime openings will be slightly altered at the Wham EpisodeSimilar to how DIO pauses the Part 3 opening in episode 47 and 48, showcasing that his Stand's ability has fully been revealed, the future anime openings will have one too.
- Part 4 will have the opening reloop.
- Part 5 will have sections of the opening cut off.
- Part 6 will speed up the opening.
- Part 7 will play an entirely different opening theme.
During the final episode of Part 4, the silhouettes in the opening sequence will actually be fully shown renders of the characters.
Okuyasu knows exactly where the rift created by The Hand leads...Which is precisely why he actively tries to NOT utilize it in combat. Even him being the idiot he is wouldn't fully explain his tendency to apparently completely ignore its effects, leading me to believe that rather then just erase the target from existence, The Hand actually does something much worse.
Josefumi Kujo is the illegitimate child of someone in the Joestar family tree.This is the only way to explain why he has the Joestar birthmark in the first place. As far as we know, there hasn't been someone like Dio to steal a Joestar's body or blood and pass the on Joestar birthmark nor are there other supernatural beings like Green Baby to make the birthmark magically appear on others. This should also explain why he isn't in Higashikata's records of the Joestar family tree. In addition, Josefumi doesn't seem to mention having a father of any sort in the manga so far and is generally treated by his mother like a bastard back then would be, with little care.
- I think the baby that appeared after Johnny died(and is probably a de-aged johnny) started the Kujo family line
Diamond is Unbreakable Opening PredictionsSeeing as how a possible new opening for Part 4 has been leaked on to the Internet, there is a possibility of an opening change occurring soon. This might be how the openings will play out for the rest of the Diamond is Unbreakable anime.
- Going off of the prediction above, each opening will begin with the silhouette sequence from the first opening. In the sound version of each opening the silhouettes of characters that have been introduced thus far will be fully colored (ex. Josuke, Okuyasu and Jotaro in the first OP).
- The sound version of the first opening will play during the Red Hot Chilli-Pepper mini-arc. In addition to the sound effects Red Hot Chilli Pepper will appear in various parts of the opening such as the part with Okuyasu looking at Keicho's shadow alluding to Otoishi using RHCP to kill Keicho and Okuyasu with The Hand foreshadowing RHCP nearly killing Okuyasu in the battle.
- There will be a second opening after the Red Hot Chilli Pepper or Achutang Baby mini-arc. The second opening will have the theme that was leaked. However it will only be a longer version of the first opening with a different song, a few small edits (Echoes Act 2, some silhouettes being fully colored), a few scenes added for Rohan, and some small hints foreshadowing the appearance of Kira. The sound version of this opening will play during the Sheer Heart Attack mini-arc and like the first sound opening it will have Sheer Heart Attack appear in parts of the opening and the sound version will formally introduce Kira as the antagonist.
- The third and final opening will appear starting at the Atom Heart Father mini-arc but will be a different opening entirely except the silhouette sequence. Like the second Stardust Crusaders opening it will build up the final battle and similar to the Egyptian God Stand user sequence in the SC opening, there will be a sequence showcasing the enemy Stand users in the final part of Di U. The most noticeable difference however will be that during the silhouette sequence Kira's silhouette will disappear but Kawajiri's will remain. In the sound version all of the silhouettes will be fully colored, there will be hints at Rohan and Okuyasu's deaths at the hands of Another Bites the Dust, and at the end of the opening the entire opening will rewind and even rewind through the previous opening ending on the first frame of that opening.
More Part 8 Big Bad guesses
- To begin with something conservative: the Big Bad is the leader of the group that is dealing in the Rokakaka fruits (as in, the boss of Yotsuyu, Tamaki, Aishou and the A.Phex brothers). He or she has yet to appear, but will do so soon. That they haven't been alluded to yet is consistent with the fact that the main antagonists of Parts 4, 6 and 7 were given no mention until about halfway through their respective Parts. Their ultimate aim with regard to the Rokakaka business is something much larger than a moneymaking enterprise, which the boss's lackeys are likely unaware of. They have some association with the Higashikata family, either as a rival or a member. If it is a character who has already been introduced, then Jobin is the most likely candidate, but all signs point towards him being involved peripherally as either a mole or a genuine villain who will seek redemption (possibly through death).
- Bonus: this person is probably responsible for removing Holy's memories, and did so because she could have interfered with their plans in some way. Because they did this instead of simply killing her, the person could have some sort of code of ethics and distaste for murder. Perhaps (if it wasn't just a natural side-effect of what happened) they also removed Josuke's memories after finding him buried at the Wall Eyes, then left the scene. They may become more violent when Josuke discovers them, solely because their usual method of neutralizing threats did not work on him.
- Double bonus: as a wildcard guess that probably isn't right, there's a possibility of it being Kyo Nijimura. We are led to believe that she doesn't want Josuke going near her mother out of concern for her, but that might not be the real reason. She could just not want either of them interfering in her plans, but due to the fact that they are both related to her, she was soft on them in terms of the methods she used to neutralize them. It's perfectly possible that Kira suddenly realized her connection to the Rokakaka nonsense during the fight on the boat, in a way he was unable to communicate to Josefumi before he died. Her stand has been revealed, but it as it can attack when things are "opened", maybe it has a secondary effect when someone discovers a secret (which is often metaphorically compared to opening something- reopening a legal case on new evidence, "letting the cat out of the bag", etc). Alternatively, she used a lackey to remove their memories. Her fake name and job give her the opportunity to spy on the Higashikatas (who she admits to hating), and apparently enough time to run around doing other things outside the house without attracting suspicion. In Tamaki's arc, Nijimura is the first to supposedly be affected by his stand, but it's possible he is completely unaware of his boss's identity, in a callback to Diavolo.
Kaato is the reason for Holly's memory loss.
- It's implied Kaato is a fusion due to her split pupils and may have taken that from her through equivalent exchange. I'm also willing to bet that Kaato possibly combined with Josefumi's mother.
Joseph located baby Shizuka via unconscious use of Hermit Purple
- What looked like Joseph wandering off in a moment of senility was actually Hermit Purple guiding Joseph to where Achtung Baby was crawling around just in time to save her from dog attack.
Jo2uke's personality is going to DRASTICALLY change.
- Well, since he knows his identity is Josefumi Kujo, there's gonna be a similar moment with what happened with Weather Report in Stone Ocean.
- It's going to take a while to see that though, what with the Milagro Man arc and all.
- Sort of confirmed? It's not so much that he's going down the same road Weather did, but quite the opposite. Jo2uke, now knowing his identity and the identity of the people he's made up of, he's become a little more willing to save Holly's life. Whether it's for information about his past or the fact he's partially her dead son is a mystery.
the final boss of part 8 is going to be Cameo
- admitably this is a crack theory more than anything, but judgement has several traits that match up with the rokkaka fruits, granting wishes, making people out of dirt(or in this case turning them into stone) and general terrakinesis, and his habit of hiding underground gives him a good place to stay hidden under their noses. plus a stand with the power to grant wishes and alter reality seems like a good counterpart to Dirty Valentines's ability to drag alternate versions of himself from other dimensions
Shizuka was orphaned by Yoshikage Kira before Joseph and Josuke found her.
- Remember that invisible baby Joseph adopts during part 4... Well, we know she turns herself invisible when frightened using her stand. It could have been entirely possible that a certain serial killer in Morioh had decided to take her mother's hands. Frightened, Shizuka turns invisible and manages to slip away without Kira noticing her. In short: The disembodied hand seen at the end of Kira's drive once belonged to Shizuka's mother!
When Part 6 gets an anime adaptation, one of the ending songs will be "To the Moon and Back" by Savage Garden.
- Listen to the song and tell me it doesn't make you think of Jolyne. To go more into detail, some of the lyrics kind of fit Stone Ocean's story.
- "She's taking her time" - Song is about a girl, "time" could be referring to time in prison
- "Momma never loved her much and daddy never keeps in touch" - Jolyne's estranged relationship with her parents. (Moreso with Jotaro though)
- "Somewhere in a private place" - Burning Down the House.
- "She packs her bags for outer space" - Part 6's space themes, such as Planet Waves, the Kennedy Space Center, or...C-Moon and Made in Heaven, maybe Jolyne during the final fight with Pucci knows he's unbeatable and just desires Suicide by Cop from him.
- "Waiting for the right kind of pilot to come" - Could be referring to Weather or Annasui, two men who show some affection for her. Could also refer to the Pucci statement above.
- "Got a ticket for a world where we all belong" - This would could be either outside the prison...Or the new universe at the end of Part 6.
- "All her friends, well they've been trialed for treason and crimes that were never defined" - Hermes, Annasui, Weather, F.F., and just the other prisoners in general.
- "And send a signal she's hanging all her hopes on the stars" - Could refer to two things: 1. Her "I want the see the starlight" line, and/or 2: The signal could refer to the carrier pigeon (ironically named Savage Garden), and "hanging her hopes on the stars" could mean she's basically putting faith in her Joestar bloodline.
Echoes ACT 4 could've been a thing.
- Even as Act 3, Echoes still had a Developmental Potential of A (B in Koichi's brief appearance in Part 5), meaning that Koichi still has a lot to learn about his Stand. Not to mention by Part 5 its stats got one degree worse in all places save for precision, and only its destructive power went up to an A. Perhaps if Koichi was featured more in Part 5 or 6, we would've seen Echoes Act 4 come into fruition.
Joshu's going to reveal his Stand to the rest of his family eventually.
- He'll expect them all to be wowed by it only to learn that literally everyone else in the room has a stand longer than him, Even Josuke. He'll probably throw a fit about it too.
Mista would've been the forth member of Passione to die.
- After the deaths of Abbachio, Narancia, and Bruno before the story ended, in a fit of cruel irony, Mista probably would've been the next one to kick the bucket.
The Stardust Crusaders OVA is the version of the events Joseph told Suzie and Holly when he came back from Egypt, and the anime/manga is what actually happened.
- The OVA cuts out a lot of Joseph's buffoonery, abridges a lot of stuff together, or cuts parts out entirely (like the fact that the Crusaders had to fight a baby, a child and his teenage brother, a hawk, an orangutan, and a pedophile/child abuser). He wanted himself to look cooler and more responsible, and to worry his non-Stand-using family members less.
- Plus Joseph wasn't there to watch or unaware of all the events listed. Death 13 is dream based and removes all memories he would have of his experience with him. Both of Boingo's fights with the Crusaders bounced around Joseph, and the Pet Shop/Alessi fights didn't involve him, the later was during the same time as when Joseph was having trouble with Mariah.
- However, you mention Joseph didn't want to mention he fought an orangutan, but Forever was in the OVA. Also, I'm pretty sure Joseph wouldn't mix up details such as where they met Polnareff or who was there when Avdol and Iggy died. He was also there for both of the D'Arby brothers, so how could he forget one but remember the other? Then again, Joseph is, in fact A. old, and B. could've fabricated a lot of things.
- Plus Joseph wasn't there to watch or unaware of all the events listed. Death 13 is dream based and removes all memories he would have of his experience with him. Both of Boingo's fights with the Crusaders bounced around Joseph, and the Pet Shop/Alessi fights didn't involve him, the later was during the same time as when Joseph was having trouble with Mariah.
A big bad will be named Puruga Toriyama.
- The devil and God but no purgatory? Possible Stand DVNO.
Gappy is actually not exactly the result of a Fusion DanceIt might be the translation, but the Wall Eyes are said to perform an equivalent exchange, not an outright fusion. You give them a tangerine and a lemon, and it gives you two fruits that are a fusion of tangerines and lemons, but aren't made from the same lemon and tangerine. Gappy's body is made from the exchanged parts of Kira and Josefumi, but he isn't really made from their actual body parts. His personality is entirely his own. Or, as the only one to not be shown in Stone Ocean's universe reset, his soul is FF's.
The Stand Arrows are designed to kill a target...
- ...By flooding their body with hamon. Some fans believe that the purpose of hamon, among other things, is to bring about a stand through extensive training. The stand arrows simply convey a massive amount of hamon energy into the target's body, in hopes to overload them; the stand creation is a side-effect of all that energy. If unable to handle it, the target dies as expected. Vampires and Pillar Men are naturally even less able to handle all of this hamon, making them vulnerable to the arrow, especially since it, as an arrow, could pierce the skin. note As such, it was most likely intended as an anti-vampire weapon.
- But wouldn't that mean Dio would've died when Enya shot him to awaken The World?
- By the time DIO gains his stand, he's not fully synced with Jonathan's body, which of course was adapted to using Hamon, so maybe it could simply cope with it better than DIO's actual body. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it's Araki magic. Maybe it was the work of an enemy stand.
- But wouldn't that mean Dio would've died when Enya shot him to awaken The World?
Yukako will appear the final battle in the anime
- She is heavily featured in the third opening, posing next to Rohan and all, despite losing all focus after the Cinderella arc. Episode 28 has a slight change where she and Rohan snap and explode for a split second, foreshadowing mainly Rohan's death at the hands of Bite The Dust, and it's possible that Yukako will be subjected as well.
Joseph's emotional state has gone downhill since after Stardust Crusaders.
- Let's face it. Joseph Joestar is the longest living Jo Jo to date, and he's had it rough. While Jonathan and Jotaro were granted an early death; Jonathan in his 20s, and Jotaro in his 40s, Word of God says Joseph lives to be about 90, and is still alive and kicking in Part 6. Now let's think about what he's done since then; he grew up without a father and a mother, inadvertently sent Caesar to his death when he was finally getting along with him, died and came back to life twice, once with his soul actually rising to the afterlife, only to be pulled back down again when Jotaro revived him, gets chewed out by his other child and probably feels some melancholy for not being a good father to him, and in general, realizes his glory days are pretty much over when he abandoned his Hamon training. I wouldn't be surprised if at least by Part 4, he begins to regret having his life saved by his grandson.
- Doubtful. The conclusion of Diamond is Unbreakable had him in far better shape than he was at his first appearance in the arc. He was borderline senile when he arrived in Morioh Harbor, mishearing words and tripping up. However, after taking in Shizuka, he's not only in better spirits but of a sharper mind. He sounded very much like Part 3 Joseph in his final scene. Having another daughter at his old age to raise plus getting involved in another bizarre adventure raised his outlook. He became a Speedwagon-like figure, especially given he's likely the Speedwagon Foundation's primary financial backer after he became a real estate tycoon. Finally, Joseph's story, unlike the others, has always been about escaping the curse of the Joestar bloodline.
Dio Brando is Suzi Q's grandfather.
- Even before becoming a vampire he could probably get laid, and both her and Suzi Q have the same blond hair. He would end up having a one-night stand, however the child and Dio would remain unaware of each other and his kid would eventually have Suzi Q. Ironically Jotaro Kujo is his blood relative, which might go to explain where Star Platinum got its time-stop; the Hermit Purple-looking Stand is Jonathan's after all.
The whole main cast of Stardust Crusaders is multilingual.
- The whole story arc is them travelling across the the globe, and the cast itself is pretty racially diverse, so it's possible all of them know how to speak another language.
- Jotaro is fluent in Japanese and can also speak English since he talks with DIO (see below) and also has some Gratuitous English lines.
- Joseph can speak English, Italian possibly from spending time with Caesar and Suzie Q, Japanese since Holly is married to a Japanese man and possibly learned how to speak it from him, and possibly Cantonese Chinese because he said once that he stayed at Hong Kong once long enough to be able to read a restaurant menu.
- Kakyoin can speak Japanese, English for similar reasons as Jotaro in addition of writing "Baby Stand" on his arm in English, and also possibly Cantonese Chinese since he's the only character besides Joseph to talk to the residents in Hong Kong (although the scene was anime exclusive) and happens to know a few cultural trivia of Hong Kong, implying that he once traveled there long enough to learn the language.
- Polnareff can speak French as it is his native tongue, English, and also possibly Italian since he appears in Part 5, where the setting is in Italy and the majority of the cast is Italian.
- Avdol can speak Egyptian Arabic and English since he talks with Joseph and English is a commonly learned foreign language in Egypt.
- DIO however can only speak English as he very likely knows no Japanese since he spends 100 years in the ocean and lived his life mostly in England.
Fates of the surviving characters from Part 4 between the end of Aureo Vento and the start of Stone Ocean
- This whole section is dedicated to theories of what became of the Morioh Gang after Part 5's end and the start of the events of Part 6.
- Wanting to take his self appointed job as Morioh's protector to the next level, Josuke followed in his Grandfather's footsteps and became a cop.
- Okuyasu worked as an apprentice to Tonio. He's not on Tonio's level (because let's be honest, nobody can be as good as Tonio when it comes to preparing food), but he's still pretty good. During that time, Tonio became like a second older brother to Okuyasu. This experience working under Tonio would eventually lead to Okuyasu opening up his own restaurant that specializes in a combination of Japanese and Italian cuisine.
- After coming home from Italy, Koichi continued to see Yukako. Eventually, the two got married and have a daughter who they both chose to name after the woman who brought them together twelve years ago, Aya Tsuji. Koichi works as a detective. He occasionally gets called up by Josuke to help out with investigations. He prides himself on his family and every time he's called out to work, he looks at a photo of them to remind himself what he's fighting for.
- Yukako is Koichi's wife and mother to Aya Hirose. Inspired by Aya's work, Yukako chose to follow a similar career path by opening up her own hair salon called "Cinderella Deluxe." She kept Cinderella in the name as a sign of respect for Aya's memory and the carry on her spirit. Like Aya, she uses her Stand to assist her customers with whatever style they want to go for if it can't usually be done by conventional hairstyling means. She also made most of her own equipment such as the hair dryers (Hey, she made a homemade electric chair. Making dryers for her salon can't be too out of the realm of possibilities.) As a mother, Yukako is VERY protective of little Aya. Let's just say hurting her in any way would be the least health conscious thing you'd want to do. She also loves to play around with Aya's hair to see what styles would look cute on her and Aya loves to volunteer to have Yukako do her hair.
Josefumi Kujo's dad is the SBR/JJL equivalent of Joseph Joestar, making Josefumi Yoshikage Kira's uncle.There are meant to be parallels between the SBR/JJL universe and the original Jo Jo universe. Part 4 Josuke and Josefumi have a lot of similarities, from hairstyle to the Joestar birthmark. There's been no mention of Josefumi's father, and given his behavior of craving attention and love, it's very possible he didn't even have a father figure in his life. Part 8 Holy was born much later than Part 3 Holy. It makes it likely that her father could have a dalliance with Josefumi's mother, assuming he had Holy while he was young. It's unlikely that he was Joseph Joestar, though, because George II would have to have been extremely old by the standards of the time (in his early to mid 40s) to have Joseph so that Joseph could have Josefumi, who was born in 1991 (Note George was around the age of 5 or 6 in 1901). It's more likely that Joseph's son was the father of both Holy and Josefumi. It would also explain how Gappy survived the fusion from the equivalent exchange: Family members are often the most compatible organ donors.
Diavolo is literally of the Devil.Satan himself decided to impregnate an inmate for whatever purpose, something he could easily do and would leave Diavolo's conception unexplained. One of the side-effects of being a demon spawn was the extra-long pregnancy and Doppio. The evil-sounding name is his mother giving a hint to his origin. In truth Diavolo is The Antichrist, and his purpose to set up the Devil's rise is subconsciously expressed in his desire to be emperor. His sudden shift from quiet child to villain in his teen years comes from the Devil's influence asserting itself.
Part 8 Josuke has a hidden Stand Ability like Part 4 Kira's Bites The DustBy that I don't mean Josuke has an ability that's similar to Bites the Dust, but I mean that Josuke got an extra stand ability when he was "born". When Yasuho discovers Josuke, there's a strange bite mark around the star-shaped birthmark on his back. It's implied that this bite mark has something to do with stands, as Joshuu is seen with it at the hospital and later he develops Nut King Call, and later Yasuho is shown with it just as she's unconsciously awakening to Paisley Park's abilities. But the two people who make up Josuke, Kira Yoshikage and Josefumi Kujo, both already possessed stands. If the bite marks are how people obtain stands, then essentially Josuke, who already had Soft & Wet as a fusion of Part 8 Kira's Killer Queen and Josefumi's original Soft & Wet, was struck by the thing that creates stands when he already had a stand. It's the same thing that happened with Part 4 Kira and the arrow. We know what happens when the arrow strikes another stand, but the only time we saw what happens when the arrow strikes a human who already has a stand once, and that was with Part 4's Yoshikage Kira. At that time, Killer Queen didn't change, but it gained a new ability. However, we know that Soft & Wet's ability is just a fusion of the two stands that make it up, so nothing Josuke has done indicates a special ability... yet. Eventually, however, Josuke will discover his new ability and use it to fight Part 8's Big Bad. Going by the naming conventions of the Higashikata family and seeing how Josuke has been adopted into them, it might be something like Prince Soft & Wet. This would be fitting, because Josuke is half of part 8's Kira Yoshikage.
Joseph is just screwing with everyone in Part 4While old age has certainly caught up to him, his frailty and senility is vastly overexaggerated by Joseph himself in order to avoid some of the heat from Suzy Q/Josuke over the whole cheating thing. For a supposedly dying man, he sure is capable of being surprisingly lucid when he absolutely has to. He then make a 'miraculous' recovery over the course of just one month and goes off to live for at least another twelve years.
David Production will bring back "Roundabout" when they cover Steel Ball Run.This is to reflect the heavy homages to Parts 1 and 2. Doesn't have to be the credits theme, or it could even be a remix (if one exists), as Steel Ball Run is a remix of the first two parts, so to speak.
The ending theme for the Steel Ball Run anime will be "Free Bird".Much like Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency, Steel Ball Run takes place in a time before modern music. This eliminates the possibility of the ending theme being a song from the time as seen in the anime adaptations for Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable. "Free Bird" is a good choice for Steel Ball Run since it takes place in an American setting with country influences and the lyrics of the song are about a traveler while Steel Ball Run is about Johnny and Gyro's adventure through the United States. Much like "Roundabout" since "Free Bird" is a nine-minute long song every few episodes the credits will play a different part of the song.
The plant appraiser from Part 8 will have the last name of "Kishibe".Think about it, we have Higashikatas, Hiroses, and a Nijimura in JoJolion. It'd be expected to have at least one Kishibe show up or be mentioned.
- Jossed. His name is Rai Mamezuku.
Araki is writing Jo Jo in a sort of trilogy fashion.....and Part 9 will close a trilogy in the new universe. Parts 1-3 could be called the "DIO Trilogy", as it begins with Dio in Phantom Blood, the Stone Mask influence in Battle Tendency, and the end of DIO in Part 3. Sure, DIO is dead by Part 3's end, but his influence lingers in Parts 4-6, with Mr. Nijimura in Part 4, Giorno in Part 5, and Pucci in Part 6. Parts 4-6 can be considered the "Jotaro Trilogy", as in Parts 4 and 6, he's a major ally, and in Part 5, not so much, but still there to help. As for Parts 7 and 8, and the eventual Part 9, despite the vast difference in time periods from P7 (1890) and P8 (2011), there is a character who influences events in both parts, and which is why Parts 7, 8, and possibly 9, can be called the "Johnny Trilogy". Johnny is the protagonist of Part 7, and dies in Morioh in Part 8, while still influencing the curse of sorts. Not only that but he's also A distant relative of Part 8's Kira, so maybe Johnny or the SBR race will be mentioned or a key factor of Part 9.
Norisuke won't make it to the end of Part 8.He's going to be killed by Jobin, who will usurp his title and become Norisuke Higashikata V. However, he may pull a Zeppeli role and give Josuke the last fighting chance against the main villain.
Joseph Quit His Hamon Training After His AffairThere's a few lingering questions regarding Joseph by the time he's an old man. I suggest the following: 1. Joseph clearly has become some kind of jet-setting world traveler, possibly as part of his business as a real estate tycoon, and he's also become a leader in investigating weird, Jo Jo-relevant paranormal things that come up. Joseph's matured and he's not stupid, he kept up his Hamon training to keep fighting when needed. He implies in Part 3 that he's had other battles after Part 2 as well (could overlap with his natural laziness as others on TV Tropes have pointed out). 2. Joseph is still a boisterous super extrovert and still flirts with ladies while he's out and about the world. Presumably one night while in Japan his flirting goes too far, maybe under the influence of alcohol or something, and he impregnates Tomoko in a spur-of-the-moment porking. 3. One constant question that lingers in Part 4 is how Tomoko confuses Jotaro for Joseph. This could only be done if Joseph still looked young, which he would need to do by keeping up his Hamon training. 4. Joseph, being a flawed human being, realizes he made a mistake cheating on his wife and feels enormous regret for it even if he doesn't tell anyone about it. As shown in Part 3, he does dearly love his wife, so he gives up Hamon training so that he will look older and not continue to attract willing young ladies to him. 5. As shown in Part 1 by William Zepelli, losing one's containment of Hamon WILL suddenly get you looking aged. Joseph wasn't quite as old (or dying) as Zepelli was by then so by Part 3 he had looked past middle age but still had a lot of physical ability that wouldn't be lost until after he gets killed by DIO (which is sure to cause some assortment of problems for him later in life). So he still has Hamon by Part 3, but it's weak. 6. By Part 4, Joseph is clearly an old man and some of his functioning has gone, but it's also checked out due to him having to go somewhere to address something he really wasn't proud of doing and meet a son he never knew. His Hamon is gone now, but at least he has his Stand, and you'll notice he starts perking up more after rescuing (and later adopting) Shizuka and winning Josuke's respect. His physical strength is mostly gone, but his mental state and being are still strong.
- Problem is that we don't know HOW much Hamon Training slows down aging - while we do know that Lisa Lisa was 50 by the time of Battle Tendency yet looked like she was in her 20s, there's no sign as to how intense her training was - it could just as easily be that how much aging is slowed down depends on how intensely you train with it as it could be that just training even a little each day would have the same effect on aging as training intensely. If intensity of practice is the main factor in determining how much aging is reduced, it's possible that he might still practice 1-2 times a week just so he knows how to use it.
There will be a group of Stands named after the opening themes of the Jojo anime
Kars started the legend about the Red Stone of Aja himself.Knowing that somebody crazy like Joseph might decide to just hit it with a hammer, he instigated this myth so that the Hamon tribe would not only leave it alone, but outright try to protect it for him. That it it technically turned out true anyway. was just him getting screwed over by bad luck on his part. Making up a rumor himself just seems like something he'd do.
Jotaro unconsciously performed Hamon breathing and didn't even know it,And that's why he still looks so young after Stardust Crusaders. The way he uses Star Platinum to deal with Justice is where this idea comes from.
Dire and Straizo were full on gay.Straizo's Hamon training allowed him to keep his composure after Dire was killed by Dio, but after the battle concluded what exactly happened hit him like a ton of bricks. His mental stability sustained until he started getting noticeably older and Master Tonpetty died of age, which is when he went completely nuts and his part of Battle Tendency happened. His line about "I'd rather go to Hell young than grow old and withered." implies that if he has any legitimate religious beliefs, he already figured that's where he was due for, and there's no evidence one way or the other as far as Dire goes, so might as well put the thought out there.
Star Platinum is the ghost of Bruford.They look the same, Star Platinum's Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs are very similar to Jonathan's Sunlight Yellow Overdrive which killed Bruford, Star Platinum's defensiveness of Jotaro is very similar to Bruford's loyalty to Queen Mary, and it makes sense that Bruford would want to protect the great-great-grandson of his Worthy Opponent.
Vampirism will be reintroduced into Part 8The Plant Appraiser mentions that the Rock Humans are looking for immortality. Vampirism is pretty close and already has established rules.
If Jojolion's Joseph appears, his stand will be Eat It.It's one of the bits of trivia that Jotaro uses to confirm that Joseph is in fact messing with him and that Dio did not revive.
Jojolion takes place in a timeline where Kars failed in his uprising centuries before the seriesThis would lead to the survival of the Pillar Man race, which would later come to be known as rock humans. Furthermore, without Kars's experimentation, the rock humans never developed the incredible mutations showcased in Battle Tendency. .