YMMV: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged

  • Alternate Character Interpretation
    • Standard Abridged Series fare, but Iggy stands out, being re-imagined as something akin to Handbanana
    • N'Doul as a Blaxploitation character/Toots Shout-Out complete with borderline Tear Jerker death scene.
    • Vanilla Ice is pretty much like his namesake.
    • George Joestar as a steak-obsessed drunkard who does not believe in heaven or hell but believes in karma and reincarnation.
    • Jack the Ripper is a brony.
    • Speedwagon here is Pops
    • Tarkus and Bruford are The Big Show and Chris Jericho respectively. For Bruford, he's mostly heel Y 2 J Jericho, but his death scene references Jericho's old "Lionheart" gimmick.
  • Awesome Music: The theme song used for the Stardust Crusaders OVA, a cover of "Holy Diver" by Ronnie James Dio (The first half of Dio's namesake), preformed by Killswitch Engage. The original is used at the end of Dio's proper debut episode as well.
    • When Dio pulls an Out of the Inferno with Senator Philip's body, the intro to "March of Mephistopheles" by Kamelot is used to startling effect.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Dio's hipster underlings steal the whole damn show, in the first PB episode.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Dio
    Check your panties and tell me that was unnecessary. *kiss*
  • Foe Yay:
    • Lampshaded twice in the final episode, both times with the caption "Fanfic Fuel" appearing after a suggestive line with stinger music and freeze frame.
    Dio: Perhaps I, Dio, should take off his pants.
    Jotaro: Wow Dio, looks like I just violated your manhole..... cover.
    • Also gets lampshaded and defied when Dio's explaining what he did to Joseph.
      Dio: I, Dio, blew any chance of him living out of the water. I, Dio, sucked him bone dry. I, Dio, reached around and you're just getting me to say a whole bunch of really gay sh*t now, aren't you.
      Jotaro: Heh heh, yeah.
  • Growing the Beard: Most fans agree that the series noticeably jumped in quality either on episode 4 or 6, depending on who you ask.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Speedwagon after being hit by Zeppeli, states that he'll never have kids, which would explain things.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Speedwagon at the end of the comment special, commits that he has tanning oil in case of encountering half naked men. Years later, he meets the Pillar Men who all qualify for this.
  • Ho Yay: Kakyoin to Jotaro.
  • Love It or Hate It: Episodes that prominently feature Speedwagon, considering his voice is a deliberate Most Annoying Sound inspired by a similar character from Regular Show. People either love it and think it's a hilarious and witty take on the character, or hate it because it's long worn out its welcome and is just too annoying to be funny.
  • Moe: Erina
  • Nightmare Fuel - Hol Horse's dreams are...unsettling, to say the least.
    • Dio. The fact that this is an Abridged Series and he still manages to be as menacing as he was in the original source material is a credit to Antfish's writing skills.
    • Two words in Episode 10: "Snack Time!"
      • Made worse by the fact that Dio didn't even need the blood: he just did it Forthe Evulz.
    • When Jotaro seemingly get blown up, Dio gives a surprisingly creepy monologue about the new world he's going to set up, storyboarded with disturbing art and ominous music.
    Dio: A world ruled by me, a world ruled by fear. A world where the times of unity, peace, and light will be cloaked by the sheets of hate, war, and darkness. A world where hellfire will be considered a safe haven. A world where the streets will run a river of blood, with the corpses of those who would defy me: they will be boats to the crows, and the rats, and the vermin: gnawing and picking at their flesh. A world in my hands, ruled by me, ruled: by I, DIO!
    • Making it worse is the screams of the people in the picture where Dio mentions that hellfire will be considered a safe haven. Then: "Why can't I move?"
  • Crosses the Line Twice:
    J. Geil: "Oh, I'm sorry, my mistake. I raped her. Then I killed her. Then I dressed her up as Liza Minnelli. Then I raped her again. I know. I'm f* cked up like that."
  • Crowning Music of Awesome:
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "MANLIEST HUG!!!"
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The bonus video "Doppio was phone?" has a guy drunk calling Hirohiko Araki and asking if they would ever make another Jojo anime. It took two and a half years, but he got his wish.
  • Memetic Mutation: What is this I don't even?
    • Oh, My sexy Hand!
    • You thought x but it was I, DIO!
  • One-Scene Wonder: Episode 2 of 2012 Jojo Abridged has Barry the Slinger:
    Barry: Yeah, yeah, I'm gonna sling ya!
  • Squick / Fetish Fuel
    • Joseph's description of the picture he offers D'Arby is rather.... descriptive.
    Joseph: That's a picture. Of me. Sitting on a couch. With my legs spread open. Naked. This picture was on the cover of GDILFs Magazine's 'Top Ten Sexiest, Most F*** able Grandpas. I was number one. Beating both Monkey D. Garp from One Piece, and Uncle Iroh from Avatar.
    D'Arby: How...recent...is that picture?
    Joseph: VERY...very...recent.
    • Even more hilarious/disturbing is the fact that there really is a picture out there that matches that description quite closely, despite it being unlikely for Antfish to have inspiration for the joke from it.
  • Tear Jerker
    • "Tonight... me."
    • Kakyoin's death is even sadder.
    • Set to music from The Land Before Time, no less!
    • Then immediately made funny with the following letter sequence accompanied by Ren and Stimpy music.
    • And then immediately made sad again when Kakyoin gives his final Emerald Splash and Joseph realizes Kakyoin is dead.
    • So is Abdul's second death.
    • Antfish's tribute to Ronnie James Dio
    • N'Doul's death scene of all things, especially when the sad music starts up and N'Doul relates his tragic backstory to Jotaro. Sure it hits Mood Whiplash when Jotaro points out that said backstory was lifted from a flashback from Ray but it goes back to emotional when Jotaro buries him and wonders if they could have been friends.
    • An minor one in the Comment Special of all things. Dio's response to Jotaro's dig at the fact he has no real friends showed some serious insecurity. It becomes funny almost immediately afterwards, but it was clear Dio was actually pretty darn hurt by that observation.
    Jotaro: You're a jerk...because you don't have any friends.
    Dio: ...I got friends...I got LOTS of friends...!
    • George's death in episode 3, complete with He Lives In You.
    • Zeppeli's backstory in the comment special around the time he recounts his father's death.
    • Zeppeli's dying scene in episode 4, with all the hilariousness aside, was still tear-worthy, especially with the funeral pyre.