JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
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.
The frog Doppio ate after his battle with Risotto is the great grandson of the frog Zeppeli punched in part 1
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.
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.
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 CarsThis is also assuming SBR is the world after Stairway to Heaven went off in part 6. The process tore one of them, likely Cars, apart. Being an immortal being, Cars 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 Cars reunification being an alternate Part 2.
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 Zeppelli 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 Zeppelli family.
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.
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.
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.)
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!
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 never had a chance of becoming as strong as he once was after Part I.
Dio had kids to better synch with Jonathan's body.
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
The Red Stone of Asia 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Asia 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 Asia can amplify the abilities of characters such as Wham, ACDC, and Cars, 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?
Buccellati 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.
Mikitaki Is an alien, Sort ofHe's cold easily be a separated piece of Cars or have been created through Cars ability to create living things. Cars 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.
Diavolo is the son of Cars.Hear me out on this. Every part of Cars is a live, viable organism, capable of endless adaptation. As Cars 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 Cars 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 Cars' 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.
The Stand Arrows are pieces of Cars' 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 Cars' "Ultimate Lifeform" abilities.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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
Guesses on the Big Bad of Part 8?
Joshuu is the only one in the family that didn't develop a stand naturally.
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.
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:
Kakyoin is distantly related to the Zepelli 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.
If Hermit Purple had been a humanoid stand with Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs capabilities, its war cry would have been Dorarararararararara...
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.
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.
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 !
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 Jearker. 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!!!!
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 Cars 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.