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* BoyNextDoor: To Erina.



* CoolOldLady: In ''Battle Tendency''.

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* CoolOldLady: In ''Battle Tendency''.Tendency'', Erina is in her 70s. She shows surprisingly progressive values for the time, accepting Joseph's African-American friend Smokey, and tolerates Joseph getting into a fight to defend him as long as he doesn't get bystanders involved.
* GirlNextDoor: A kind and gentle NiceGirl who Jonathan befriended when he was 12 and ends up being his love interest.



* OfficialCouple: With Jonathan.

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* OfficialCouple: With Jonathan. She's Jonathan's LoveInterest, and following his victory over Dio, the two get married.


* GeniusBruiser: His large size might give you the impression that he's a meathead, but he is quite intelligent, having majored in archaeology and become one of the top students at his university. He also is quite reso

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* GeniusBruiser: His large size might give you the impression that he's a meathead, but he is quite intelligent, having majored in archaeology and become one of the top students at his university. He also is quite resoresourceful in a fight despite being UnskilledButStrong.


* GeniusBruiser: His large size might give you the impression that he's a meathead, but he is quite intelligent, having majored in archaeology and become one of the top students at his university.

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* GeniusBruiser: His large size might give you the impression that he's a meathead, but he is quite intelligent, having majored in archaeology and become one of the top students at his university. He also is quite reso



* TookALevelInBadass: He was originally a pretty big wimp and a SpoiledBrat, which initially allowed Dio to walk all over him. After a brief TimeSkip, post Dio's KickTheDog, he grew into a BadassBookworm, and then he took another level during his training to master the Ripple. [[spoiler:After Zeppeli's death, he takes another level of badass enough to curb stomp any vampire with the ease of killing a tick, aside from Dio himself.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: He was originally a pretty big wimp and a SpoiledBrat, which initially allowed Dio to walk all over him. After a brief TimeSkip, post Dio's KickTheDog, he grew into a BadassBookworm, and then he took another level during his training to master the Ripple. [[spoiler:After Zeppeli's death, he takes another level of badass enough to curb stomp any vampire with the ease of killing a tick, aside from Dio himself.]]


** And more importantly; the Joestar/Kujo family's legacy as Warriors and Heroes would ''never'' have been awakened without him finding George, accidentally saving his life, which in turn led to Dio's vicious bullying of Jonathan in childhood. Like-father Like-Son, after all. Though linking with the above, even if the Joestar/Kujo's legacy would never awaken, [[VillainsActHeroesReact no threats would come to the world because Dio would grew as a honest man.]]
** And outside the Brando/Joestar feud, if Jonathan hadn't been on Ogre Street looking for the source of Dio's poison, he wouldn't have met and befriended Robert Speedwagon, who would've perhaps stayed a petty street gangster instead of the CEO of The Speedwagon Foundation, which would not have been around to research the stone masks nor their connection to the [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Pillar Men]], who might've awaked with nothing and no-one to stop them. Granted, there is still the Zeppeli bloodline that knows its threat and the means to combat it (Hamon/Ripple), but without the Joestars (Since Will agreed to teach Jonathan in the first place because of his involvement with the Stone Mask, in addition of his history with Dio) or the Speedwagon foundation to enforce them, they will most likely fail.

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** And more importantly; the Joestar/Kujo family's legacy as Warriors and Heroes would ''never'' have been awakened without him finding George, accidentally saving his life, which in turn led to Dio's vicious bullying of Jonathan in childhood. Like-father Like-Son, after all. Though linking with the above, even if the Joestar/Kujo's legacy would never awaken, [[VillainsActHeroesReact no threats would come to the world because Dio would grew as grow to be a honest man.]]
** And outside the Brando/Joestar feud, if Jonathan hadn't been on Ogre Street looking for the source of Dio's poison, he wouldn't have met and befriended Robert Speedwagon, who would've perhaps stayed a petty street gangster instead of the CEO of The Speedwagon Foundation, which would not have been around to research the stone masks nor their connection to the [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Pillar Men]], who might've awaked awakened with nothing and no-one to stop them. Granted, there is still the Zeppeli bloodline that knows its threat and the means to combat it (Hamon/Ripple), but without the Joestars (Since Will agreed to teach Jonathan in the first place because of his involvement with the Stone Mask, in addition of his history with Dio) or the Speedwagon foundation to enforce them, they will most likely fail.


* AdaptationDyeJob: In the 2012 anime Jonathan is given [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] as oppose to the brown hair he and the rest of his family has in the manga. Most likely this was in order to physically differentiate Jonathan from his IdenticalGrandson Joseph.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: In the 2012 anime Jonathan is given [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue hair]] as oppose opposed to the brown hair he and the rest of his family has have in the manga. Most likely this was in order to physically differentiate Jonathan from his IdenticalGrandson Joseph.


Jonathan's father.

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Jonathan's father and Dio's adoptive father.



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!!UsefulNote/JackTheRipper!!UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper


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A serial killer who stalks the streets of London who murders woman. He meets Dio Brando and is transformed into a Zombie sent to fight the Joestar Group.


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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: After the American rock band, The Doobie Brothers.


!!Jack the Ripper

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!!Jack the Ripper!!UsefulNote/JackTheRipper


!!Jonathan Joestar

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!!Jonathan JoestarJoestar [[spoiler:(Dormant Stand: Unnamed Precognitive Stand [[note]]Generally nicknamed Hermit Purple #2[[/note]])]]


* RapidFireFisticuffs: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH9cNAOe34M Beat, My Furious Heart!! Burn, Flames Of Passion!! Awaken, The Courage Of My Blood!! SUNLIGHT YELLOW OVERDRIVE!!]]

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* RapidFireFisticuffs: RapidFireFisticuffs:
** He [[UrExample establishes the fine JoJo tradition of fist-mashing villains into a smooth paste]] when he beats tears out of Dio for forcing a kiss on Erina. They were both twelve at the time.
** When he fights Tarkus, he provides the UrExample of what [=JoJo=] is known for: souped-up, physically-impossible supernatural pummelings that put the "rapid-fire" in RapidFireFisticuffs.
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH9cNAOe34M Beat, My Furious Heart!! Burn, Flames Of Passion!! Awaken, The Courage Of My Blood!! SUNLIGHT Blood!!]]
--> [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4Dfsz_Dh0s How my heart resonates! I'm pulsing with heat, and life! My very blood is a symphony within me!]]
---> '''''SUNLIGHT
YELLOW OVERDRIVE!!]]OVERDRIVE!'''''


* PresentAbsence: He casts a shadow over every subsequent story arc. Speedwagon never forgets his kindness and becomes an HonoraryUncle to Joseph in part 2, and Joseph in turn fights DIO in part (since his main objective is protecting his descendants) to avenge his late grandfather in part 3. In addition, DIO's son Giorno in part 5 was conceived whilst in possession of Jonathan's body, making him a Joestar by genetics. His redemption of and friendship with Speedwagon is also the reason why the future Joestars have the Speedwagon to supply them with seemingly limitless resources to fight evil.

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* PresentAbsence: He casts a shadow over every subsequent story arc. Speedwagon never forgets his kindness and becomes an HonoraryUncle to Joseph in part 2, and Joseph in turn fights DIO in part (since his main objective is protecting his descendants) to avenge his late grandfather in part 3. In addition, DIO's son Giorno in part 5 was conceived whilst in possession of Jonathan's body, making him a Joestar by genetics. His redemption of and friendship with Speedwagon is also the reason why the future Joestars have the Speedwagon Foundation to supply them with seemingly limitless vast resources to help them fight evil.


* GrewASpine: He was constantly beaten up and humiliated by Dio, but was too timid to stand up to him. When Dio [[ForcefulKiss steals the]] [[SacredFirstKiss first kiss]] of Jonathan's LoveInterest Erina, and then attacked her for immediately washing her mouth out with a muddy puddle, this was the final straw: Jonathan personally confronted Dio at the mansion and beat him so brutally that Dio actually burst into tears.

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* GrewASpine: He was constantly beaten up and humiliated by Dio, but was too timid to stand up to him. When Dio [[ForcefulKiss steals the]] [[SacredFirstKiss first kiss]] of Jonathan's LoveInterest Erina, and then attacked her for immediately washing her mouth out with a muddy puddle, this was the final straw: Jonathan personally confronted Dio at the mansion and beat him so brutally that Dio [[PaperTiger actually burst into tears.tears]].


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* ShutUpHannibal: When Dio tries to use his [[AbusiveParents abusive father]] as an excuse for his actions after being exposed for poisoning George Joestar, Speedwagon steps in and [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse completely tears his argument apart]], declaring that he can smell Dio's malice and that he [[EnfantTerrible was]] ''[[EnfantTerrible born]]'' [[EnfantTerrible evil]]. Notably, upon hearing this, Dio actually ''agrees'' with Speedwagon's assessment and fully embraces being evil, no longer trying to justify himself.
-->'''Speedwagon''': This fellow reeks of brimstone and blood worse than anyone I've ever laid eyes on! He is ''pure evil'', right down to his very bones! Is he a victim of circumstance, you're wondering? Not on your life! He's been evil since he drew his first breath!


[[folder:Dio Brando / DIO (Stand: The World[[note]] + Jonathan Joestar's unnamed Hermit Purple-esque stand[[/note]] )]]

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[[folder:Dio Brando / DIO (Stand: The World[[note]] + Jonathan Joestar's unnamed Hermit Purple-esque stand[[/note]] )]]Brando]]


* BoisterousBruiser: In his younger days he was this with his frequent fun-loving nature and his fiery willpower.

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* BoisterousBruiser: In his younger days he was this with his frequent fun-loving nature and his fiery willpower. When he's grown up he remains a calmer personality, but still maintains his hot-bloodedness



* HotBlooded: Not as much so as Joseph, but he does like shouting. Especially when he gets angry with his enemies.

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* HotBlooded: Not as much so as Joseph, but he does like shouting. Especially when he gets angry goes all out in battle with him screaming at the top of his enemies.lungs.


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* ScreamingWarrior: SUNLIGHT YELLOW OVERDRIVE!!


* AllLovingHero: As expected for a traditional shonen hero, but taken UpToEleven. He even tries to see the best in ''Dio'', a man who did everything possible to destroy Jonathan's life. [[spoiler:This doesn't change even after Dio nearly murders his wife and child. In fact it's clear that he still cares for Dio even as he burns to death in a sinking ship and Dio is stealing his body.]]

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* AllLovingHero: As expected for a traditional shonen hero, but taken UpToEleven. He even tries to see the best in ''Dio'', a man who did everything possible to destroy Jonathan's life. [[spoiler:This doesn't change even after Dio nearly murders his wife and child. In fact fact, it's clear that he still cares for Dio even as he burns to death in a sinking ship and Dio is stealing his body.]]



** Hell, his ability to hold his own against Vampire Dio gains Dio's respect, and his victory and courage earned Dio's outright adoration. Too bad Dio's a {{Yandere}}.



** What's more, he ''consistently'' uses the absolute-polite prefix of ''"Kimi" (My Dear/Good Man/Good Lady)'' when referring to ''everyone'', even his '''enemies.''' Quite a jarring genre-shock when shounen heroes his build '''normally''' use ''Omae" (Hey You), "Kisama" (Bastard/Bitch)'', and ''"Teme" (A rude way of saying You)'' in the same situation.
** Contrast with... well, most of his descendants, but especially Jotaro.



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Jonathan was such a sweet and kind-hearted boy that his [[spoiler:final moment on Earth was not filled with hate, but rather brotherly love for Dio as he tenderly hugged his disembodied head in spite of having being murdered by him, much like his own father was.]]
** [[spoiler:Plus he told Erina to take care of a baby of a woman he has no connections with and have them escape going down with Dio because he felt pity for the infant who lost her mother, and this tops it off.]]
** [[spoiler:"[[FamousLastWords Be happy, Erina"]]]].
** [[spoiler:(Dying Thoughts) "It's just as you said, Dio; we are bound by a bizarre friendship, you and I."]]
* TookALevelInBadass: He was originally a pretty big wimp and a SpoiledBrat, which initially allowed Dio to walk all over him. After a brief TimeSkip, post Dio's KickTheDog, he grew into a BadassBookworm of sorts...
** ...And then he took another level during his training to master the Ripple.
*** [[spoiler:After Zeppeli's death, he takes '''[[SerialEscalation another]]''' [[SerialEscalation level of badass]] enough to curb stomp any vampire with the ease of killing a tick, aside from Dio himself.]]

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Jonathan was such a sweet and kind-hearted boy that his [[spoiler:final moment on Earth was not filled with hate, but rather brotherly love for Dio as he tenderly hugged his disembodied head in spite of having being murdered by him, much like his own father was.]]
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Plus he told Erina to take care of a baby of a woman he has no connections with and have them escape going down with Dio because he felt pity for the infant who lost her mother, and this tops it off.]]
** [[spoiler:"[[FamousLastWords Be happy, Erina"]]]].
** [[spoiler:(Dying Thoughts) "It's just as you said, Dio; we are bound by a bizarre friendship, you and I."]]
* TookALevelInBadass: He was originally a pretty big wimp and a SpoiledBrat, which initially allowed Dio to walk all over him. After a brief TimeSkip, post Dio's KickTheDog, he grew into a BadassBookworm of sorts...
** ...And
BadassBookworm, and then he took another level during his training to master the Ripple.
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Ripple. [[spoiler:After Zeppeli's death, he takes '''[[SerialEscalation another]]''' [[SerialEscalation another level of badass]] badass enough to curb stomp any vampire with the ease of killing a tick, aside from Dio himself.]]



* UnskilledButStrong: Jonathan only had about a week of training with Hamon, and though he was a quick learner with plenty of potential, a lot of his strategies with it boiled down to simply "get in a position where I can use an Overdrive on whomever I'm fighting", unlike his more creative and resourceful grandson. He knew how to best apply his exceptional strength in combination with this, however, letting him overpower pretty much anyone once he actually was in a position where he ''could'' deliver a beatdown.

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* UnskilledButStrong: Jonathan only had about a week of training with Hamon, and though he was a quick learner with plenty of potential, potentials, a lot of his strategies with it boiled down to simply "get in a position where I can use an Overdrive on whomever I'm fighting", unlike his more creative and resourceful grandson. He knew how to best apply his exceptional strength in combination with this, however, letting him overpower pretty much anyone once he actually was in a position where he ''could'' deliver a beatdown.



* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Tends to assume the best of everyone, including complete bastards like Dario or Dio Brando.
** [[ExaggeratedTrope To]] the point where he might as well be [[spoiler:TooDumbToLive when you consider the way he mistook Dario for his savior and this in turn brought Dio to his house. Worse yet, he even learned of Dario's theft at one point and tried to get the latter to pull a HeelFaceTurn, but he underestimated just how bad Dario really is.]]

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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Tends to assume the best of everyone, including complete bastards like Dario or Dio Brando.
** [[ExaggeratedTrope To]] the point where he might as well be [[spoiler:TooDumbToLive when you consider the way he
Brando. He initially mistook Dario for his savior and this in turn brought Dio to his house. Worse yet, [[spoiler:It's revealed later that he even learned eventually learns of Dario's theft at one point and tried to get the latter to pull a HeelFaceTurn, but he underestimated just how bad Dario really is.]]



* NiceGuy: Could never make himself hate Dio even after being poisoned and murdered by him, and with his last breath asked for him to be buried next to his real father with sincere love and compassion.
** [[DownplayedTrope That is]] except for the way he treated his son, especially when Dio comes to his household. He was nothing short of strict, and even borderline abusive, on Jonathan, punishing him for every little mistake. He does show some regret about it years later on when Jonathan is determined to search for a cure for his sickness though.

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* NiceGuy: Could never make himself hate Dio even after being poisoned and murdered by him, and with his last breath asked for him to be buried next to his real father with sincere love and compassion.
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compassion. [[DownplayedTrope That is]] except for the way he treated his son, especially when Dio comes to his household. He was nothing short of strict, and even borderline abusive, strict on Jonathan, punishing him for every little mistake. He does show some regret about it years later on when Jonathan is determined to search for a cure for his sickness though.



* SmallRoleBigImpact: Make a cup of coffee, sit back and imagine for a second; if a petty pick-pocket, a ''nobody'' in the grand scheme of the universe, had instead been a DotingParent who worked hard and treated his family with kindness ''all'' his life, ''Dio Brando'', The Tyrant [[spoiler:who remade The World]], would have grown up to be just another honest yet equally faceless laborman in Victorian London...

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Make a cup of coffee, sit back and imagine for a second; if SmallRoleBigImpact:
** If
a petty pick-pocket, a ''nobody'' in the grand scheme of the universe, had instead been a DotingParent who worked hard and treated his family with kindness ''all'' his life, ''Dio Brando'', The Tyrant [[spoiler:who remade The World]], would have grown up to be just another honest yet equally faceless laborman in Victorian London...


* StarterVillain: [[spoiler:Takes this position in Part 2, kicking off Joseph's involvement in the plot in the process.]]



* StarterVillain: [[spoiler:Takes this position in Part 2, kicking off Joseph's involvement in the plot in the process.]]

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