Anime Hair: Polnareff's hair gets noted as very odd by many characters. It even grows to a ridiculous height during the Death 13 arc.
Arbitrary Skepticism: Kakyoin still doesn't believe that there's a world inside the mirror. Illusio still shows up in a Early-Bird Cameo to offer Kakyoin and Polnareff a handshake if they reach the ruins at Pompeii.
Artistic License - Geography: During their travels, the Stardust Crusaders somehow manage to travel to Singapore and then travel to its capital. In reality, they traveled to Hong Kong, and then they traveled to Singapore. Also, city-states don't have capitals.
Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: During the Justice arc, Enya threatens to break Jotaro's spine, tear apart his flesh, and slash off all of his hair.
Beware the Nice Ones: When Dio kicks Danny, Jonathan mercilessly pummels Dio. Dio receives the same fate when he accidentally kicks Danny into the incinerator.
Big Ball of Violence: Jotaro suspects that one of La Squadra di Esecuzione is the driver of the car Kakyoin knocked off the road earlier and tries beating them, which resulted with this happening between them and Jotaro's group. The ones not in the brawl are Kakyoin and the Runaway Girl.
Big Damn Heroes: Caesar returns as a ghost and helps Joseph defeat Empress.
Body Horror: Like the original manga, Empress is a Stand trying to devour Joseph's body. To make things worse, it is immune to Hamon because it is part of Joseph's body.
To defeat Nena's Empress Stand, Joseph and Caesar use the plus-minus Ripple trick used on Esidisi!Suzie Q.
DIO, Steely Dan and Enya reenact the scene where Caesar grieves over Mark after he got killed by Wamuu.
When the Speedwagon Foundation workers showed up to rescue Kakyoin, they used Speedwagon's favorite catchphrases (e.g. "The Meddlesome Speedwagon" and "Coolly withdrawing Speedwagon") when arriving and leaving.
Curb-Stomp Battle: Most of the battles are cut in length. The fight with Forever ends as fast as it begun. Jotaro finds that Forever is suspicious and pummels him into oblivion.
Dancing Theme: Parodied the King Gainer monkey dance in the second episode of the Wheel of Fortune mini-arc. Nena, Grey Fly, Hol Horse, Ebony Devil, Rubber Soul and ZZ were the dancers. Unfortunately, DIO ruined their fun and dragged Ebony Devil and Hol Horse off.
Deus Exit Machina: DIO and J. Geil had to take Enya to the hospital, so the Hanged Man and the World Stands can't take Steely Dan and the Lovers Stand out with ease.
Did You Just Scam Cthulhu?: Telence T. D'Arby somehow got Double's soul off-screen, as her doll is seen in Telence's collection. Telence T. D'Arby wouldn't last five seconds against an Eldritch Abomination, so he probably used his words to get her to play video games with him.
Dope Slap: To name one example from the Judgment episode, Polnareff gets a Dope Punch when he mistakenly thinks Joseph was talking about Indian curry. note Its a Japanese play on words. Joseph says he words "India no kare" in his dialogue, and the way the word "Kare" is pronounced sounds similar to "curry."
Dungeon Bypass: Tower of Gray crashes the jet onto the ocean liner where the heroes would have encountered Dark Blue Moon, killing its Stand User and skipping that chapter of the story. Instead, Jotaro's group washes ashore along with the runaway girl who was also supposed to be introduced in that chapter.
Vanilla Ice is seen playing card games with the D'Arby Brothers when Joseph is using Hermit Purple.
A younger Giorno is seen in background events. He briefly gets close-up screen time with Alessi's introduction.
Yoshikage Kira is the owner of the dog devoured by Yellow Temperance.
Rohan Kishibe gives Boingo an autograph.
Page looks like Pesci.
Early-Installment Weirdness: The first episode of Vaguely Recalling JoJo wasn't based on Stardust Crusaders, but instead, it was based on Diamond is Unbreakable. The art is much sloppier than the later episodes.
Easily Forgiven: Faust helps out Joseph with Kakyoin's injuries, even though Empress framed Joseph for Faust's murder in a previous episode.
Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: J. Geil doesn't care about Joseph when he got infected with the Lovers Stand, but he cares about Enya Geil's welfare and takes her to the hospital with Dio after Steely Dan uses the Lovers Stand on her.
Everybody Laughs Ending: Episode 7 (the second half of the Yellow Temperance chapter) ends with the heroes laughing at a quip from Polnareff.
Fanboy: Kakyoin is a big fan of the Powerpuff Girls and he's a huge enthusiast of portable games, as he cried when his DS and PSP were broken.
Fusion Fic: Some characters from other works replace a few of the characters in the original canon.
Flanderization: See Simple Yet Awesome for Jonathan. Will A. Zeppeli repeatedly uses the frog punch on his foes. At one point, he does the frog punch on Dio's zombies, and giant fists rain down upon them. The grenade deflection attack is one of Straizo's signature moves.
Gag Censor: Ebony Devil shows up to censor any scene too severe for the viewers.
Gretzky Has the Ball: The Star Platinum team in Telence's baseball game are dressed like soccer players. The lead Star Platinum even holds a soccer ball. Also, the lead Star Platinum plays twice. A player only plays once before they're struck out.
Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Faust receives this fate because Empress somehow managed to get a hold of his scalpel. He manages to survive and the scalpel is there when he rescues the injured Kakyoin.
Jackass Genie: Cameo/Judgement. He grants Polnareff's wealth wish, but buries him in the pile of gold bars. He treats the revive Sherry and Avdol wish as separate wishes, and he accidentally mishears Sherry as Cherry. When Cameo's stand user tries to get him to attack Polnareff and Avdol, Cameo refuses because Polnareff did not interfere with the wish-granting.
Jerkass: Steely Dan. Dio and J. Geil cannot forgive him for hurting and lying to Enya Geil. He also treats his part-time worker like crap.
Kick the Dog: Rubber Soul devours Pokky, Yoshikage Kira's dog.
Before the recap of the 2nd part of the Rubber Soul mini-arc, Rudolf von Stroheim entered the Guile Look-a-Like and wins First Place, which is a reference to Guile being based on Stroheim
Sort of. Jotaro mistaking Benimaru Nikaido for Polnareff is a reference to how Benimaru was explicitly based off of Polnareff (to the point that some of SNK's development team sometimes still call him Polnareff.)
Narcissist: Rubber Soul frequently calls himself "Mr. Damn Handsome"
Negated Moment of Awesome: During the Emperor and Hanged Man mini-arc, Polnareff uses Silver Chariot to vastly increase his speed for a final attack, but he botches the attack.
New Powers as the Plot Demands: Heirophant Green can create gems for communication (Heirophant Call), climb down bodies, bandage wounds (Heirophant Mosaic) and splash water (Splash) to cool down Jotaro.
Noblewoman's Laugh: Midler laughs at the Joestar team during the High Priestess arc. Jotaro immediately compares it to Kefka's laugh.
Jotaro delivers one to Steely Dan as just punishment for the crap Steely Dan put him through.
Avdol delivers one to Cameo while asking Cameo to "grant" his wishes.
No Pronunciation Guide: When they try to recall their time in Calcutta, the Narrator and many characters cannot pronounce Calcutta, so they say that they were somewhere in India.
No, You: During their first battle, Hol Horse calls Polnareff an unflattering nickname, and then Polnareff calls Hol Horse a variation of that nickname.
Odd Name Out: Kakyoin makes cherry-themed names for the group: Jotaro becomes Sakuranbotaro , Joseph Joestar becomes Joseph Sakuranbostar, Jean Polnareff becomes Cherry Sakuranboreff and Noriaki Kakyoin becomes Cherryin Noriaki. Avdol's name still stays the same.
Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot beat Lovers offscreen. Joseph mentions that involved many difficult battles.
Out-of-Character Alert: During the first episode of the Yellow Temperance mini-arc, Jotaro realizes that Kakyoin is a fake after witnessing Kakyoin in the act of devouring some beetles. Jotaro punches the fake Kakyoin in the face, which gets him to reveal himself as Rubber Soul.
Power Perversion Potential: One of the things Kakyoin does in the Dream World is to wish for the appearance favorite Anime heroine, but Death 13 shows up and denies Kakyoin's wish. When Hierophant Green is punishing Death 13, Kakyoin asks Death 13 to grant that wish.
Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: During his fight with Enya, Jotaro says that he'll beat her by the next breath she takes. Enya claims that he's wrong, but Star Platinum sucks up all of the oxygen in the area and causes her to pass out.
Previously On: The narrator usually does this, but characters within the series sometimes narrate the events from the other parts. Sometimes they forget to recap or use this segment to stroke their ego.
When Polanreff wishes for the revival of his sister, Judgment instead summons a girl named Cherry.
Railing Kill: Silver Chariot rapidly stabs Cursed Devo nearby a Singapore Hotel balcony. Cursed Devo goes on a rant on how he managed to curse Polnareff and falls off the railing before yelling, "Damn you, Polnareff!" DIO saw that and looked concerned for Cursed Devo's health. Devo survives and has lunch with DIO and Franziska Von Karma, which gets ruined because of Cursed Devo's synchronization with Ebony Devil.
Sinister Shades: While in his disguise as a kebab restaurant clerk during the Lovers mini-arc, Steely Dan wears a pair of shades.
Sneeze Cut: When Jotaro mentions Iggy while playing against Telence, Iggy sneezes and Polnareff is concerned for Iggy.
Souvenir Land: Tiger Balm Garden is also called Polnaland. The workers there even have Polnareff's signature hairstyle. Dio, Giorno and Diavolo are seen in the background, having a good time at Polnaland.
Trademark Favorite Food: Kakyoin still enjoys cherries, but it gets turned into an obsession. He makes puns based on cherries, he keeps an cherry-themed alarm clock, and the group thinks that cherries can calm him down when he tries to attack Mannish Boy for being Death 13's Stand user.