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* PersonalityPowers: He is definitely HotBlooded and he can literally increase the temperature of his blood to boiling heat.


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* AxCrazy: Unlike the other Pillar Men he actually presents himself as unstable and gleefully murders the scientist who have awakened him. Also during his fight with Joseph proves this further as he is happily to tear him apart.


* LovecraftianSuperpower: All of the Pillar Men have exquisite control over their own bodies and can use it to do things like shapeshift or other more {{Squick}}y things.

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* LovecraftianSuperpower: All of the Pillar Men have exquisite control over their own bodies and can use it to do things like shapeshift or other more {{Squick}}y things. Think of them as Phantom Blood Dio on steroids.


* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up in NarmCharm style with a BadassArmy to save Joseph from Kars and his vampire army at the end of ''Battle Tendency''.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up in NarmCharm style with a BadassArmy to save Joseph from Kars and his vampire army at the end of ''Battle Tendency''.



* FailureHero[=/=]IneffectualSympatheticVillain: One of the biggest reasons why he's so sympathetic for a Nazi character. Stroheim starts off as a typical sadistic [[KickTheDog dog-kicker]], but after Santana awakens, he ''never'' accomplishes anything or, at least not on his own. At his best, Stroheim is capable of [[TheCavalry showing up when the heroes are in trouble]] and evening the odds enough for them to get the upper hand again, and at his worst, [[LaughablyEvil he'll get his ass kicked as soon as he's done bragging about]] '''[[MemeticMutation GERMAN SCIENCE]]'''.

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* FailureHero[=/=]IneffectualSympatheticVillain: FailureHero: One of the biggest reasons why he's so sympathetic for a Nazi character. Stroheim starts off as a typical sadistic [[KickTheDog dog-kicker]], but after Santana awakens, he ''never'' accomplishes anything or, at least not on his own. At his best, Stroheim is capable of [[TheCavalry showing up when the heroes are in trouble]] and evening the odds enough for them to get the upper hand again, and at his worst, [[LaughablyEvil he'll get his ass kicked as soon as he's done bragging about]] '''[[MemeticMutation '''[[LargeHam GERMAN SCIENCE]]'''.



* ThoseWackyNazis: His initial appearance screams every bit of the stereotypical Nazi evilness that he is, but after his HeelFaceTurn, he [[CrazyAwesome cracks up his German antics]] into an [[LargeHam entertaining]] [[UpToEleven level]].

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* ThoseWackyNazis: His initial appearance screams every bit of the stereotypical Nazi evilness that he is, but after his HeelFaceTurn, he [[CrazyAwesome cracks cranks up his German antics]] into antics to an [[LargeHam entertaining]] [[UpToEleven level]].



* BlackBestFriend: Of Joseph.



* UltimateLifeForm: What he seeks to become after finding the Red Stone of Aja. [[spoiler:When he becomes it, he's immortal, able to mutate and evolve his form into other beings as needed, and has no need for descendants and consequently, [[MemeticMutation sex]].]]

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* UltimateLifeForm: What he seeks to become after finding the Red Stone of Aja. [[spoiler:When he becomes it, he's immortal, able to mutate and evolve his form into other beings as needed, and has no need for descendants and consequently, [[MemeticMutation sex]].sex.]]



* AGoodWayToDie[=/=]GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:In the end, as only a severed head, he dies smiling knowing he met someone as interesting as Joseph in his life]].

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* AGoodWayToDie[=/=]GoOutWithASmile: GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:In the end, as only a severed head, he dies smiling knowing he met someone as interesting as Joseph in his life]].

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* PatrioticFervor: He's very fond of declaring that German [X] is "''THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD!''"


The grandson of Will A. Zeppeli. A shameless flirt with more training in the Ripple than Joseph. He is recruited to help hone Joseph's skills.

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The grandson of Will A. Zeppeli. A shameless flirt with more training in the Ripple Hamon than Joseph. He is recruited to help hone Joseph's skills.



* BubbleGun: His signature technique uses soapy water to create swarms of Ripple-infused bubbles [[AttackDrone which he can control remotely]].

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* BubbleGun: His signature technique uses soapy water to create swarms of Ripple-infused Hamon-infused bubbles [[AttackDrone which he can control remotely]].



* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: While Speedwagon was only antagonistic to Jonathan for a moment and became friends with him right away for sparing his life, Caesar and Joseph don't get along right away but slowly develop into friends over training. In addition to that, Speedwagon is extremely emotional but also determined, whereas Caesar prefers to act calm but in reality is very reckless and impulsive. There's also the fact that Speedwagon [[BadassNormal never learned the Ripple]] and lived a happy life, whereas Caesar knew it [[spoiler:and met his end in battle]].
** In comparison to his grandfather who was welcoming of Jonathan as a student and took a fatherly mentor role with him, Caesar sees Joseph as a failure at first before learning to respect him. [[spoiler:When William dies, he chooses to sacrifice himself to save Jonathan and give him his Ripple while Caesar runs off to battle Wamuu in a fit of anger and dies giving his headband to Joseph.]]

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* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: While Speedwagon was only antagonistic to Jonathan for a moment and became friends with him right away for sparing his life, Caesar and Joseph don't get along right away but slowly develop into friends over training. In addition to that, Speedwagon is extremely emotional but also determined, whereas Caesar prefers to act calm but in reality is very reckless and impulsive. There's also the fact that Speedwagon [[BadassNormal never learned the Ripple]] Hamon]] and lived a happy life, whereas Caesar knew it [[spoiler:and met his end in battle]].
** In comparison to his grandfather who was welcoming of Jonathan as a student and took a fatherly mentor role with him, Caesar sees Joseph as a failure at first before learning to respect him. [[spoiler:When William dies, he chooses to sacrifice himself to save Jonathan and give him his Ripple Hamon while Caesar runs off to battle Wamuu in a fit of anger and dies giving his headband to Joseph.]]



* MagicKiss: He manipulated a woman with a Ripple Kiss.

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* MagicKiss: He manipulated a woman with a Ripple Kiss.Hamon Kiss, allowing him to control her actions.



* ThePowerOfTheSun: He is a Ripple user.

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* ThePowerOfTheSun: He is a Ripple Hamon user.



* TheRival: To Joseph. He's a better Ripple user then Joseph for starters, [[spoiler:and even though Wamuu kills him, Wamuu had to exploit a brief opening to do so. Wamuu even admits that if [[BigBad Kars]] had been the one to fight him, he would have probably lost, since it was Wamuu's unique elemental ability that allowed him to exploit that opening]].

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* TheRival: To Joseph. He's a better Ripple Hamon user then than Joseph for starters, [[spoiler:and even though Wamuu kills him, Wamuu had to exploit a brief opening to do so. Wamuu even admits that if [[BigBad Kars]] had been the one to fight him, he would have probably lost, since it was Wamuu's unique elemental ability that allowed him to exploit that opening]].



Caesar's Ripple master. She is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Lisa_and_Cult_Jam Lisa Lisa]].

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Caesar's Ripple Hamon master. She is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Lisa_and_Cult_Jam Lisa Lisa]].



* LadyOfWar: Very graceful and dignified in her Ripple use. At one point, she even wins a fight using a silk scarf.

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* LadyOfWar: Very graceful and dignified in her Ripple Hamon use. At one point, she even wins a fight using a silk scarf.



* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Looks like she's in her 20s, but is actually ''50''. It's justified since mastering the Ripple also slows down aging.]]

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* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler:Looks like she's in her 20s, but is actually ''50''. It's justified since mastering the Ripple Hamon also slows down aging.]]



* ScarfOfAsskicking: Literally she puts the Ripple into it and uses it as a weapon.

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* ScarfOfAsskicking: Literally she puts the Ripple Hamon energy into it and uses it as a weapon.



* SupernaturallyYoungParent: [[spoiler:She's actually Joseph's mother and also about 50 years old, but she looks so youthful because mastering the Ripple slows down aging.]]

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* SupernaturallyYoungParent: [[spoiler:She's actually Joseph's mother and also about 50 years old, but she looks so youthful because mastering the Ripple Hamon slows down aging.]]



* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Wamuu walks through him, causing half of Mark's body to be absorbed. His final wish was for Caesar to kill him so that he could die a painless death, which Caesar obliged to by sending the Ripple through his heart.]]

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Wamuu walks through him, causing half of Mark's body to be absorbed. His final wish was for Caesar to kill him so that he could die a painless death, which Caesar obliged to by sending the Ripple Hamon through his heart.]]



Lisa Lisa's bodyguards and Joseph & Caesar's Ripple mentors.

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Lisa Lisa's bodyguards and Joseph & Caesar's Ripple Hamon mentors.



* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:Loggins was supposed to fight Joseph as the final test. However, Esidisi encountered Loggins before the test and killed him with a single kick that ripped his lungs out, making him unable to use the Ripple. Joseph fights against Esidisi instead to avenge his master.]]

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* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:Loggins was supposed to fight Joseph as the final test. However, Esidisi encountered Loggins before the test and killed him with a single kick that ripped his lungs out, making him unable to use the Ripple.Hamon. Joseph fights against Esidisi instead to avenge his master.]]



* BadassNormal: He didn't learn the Ripple, but from what little we know about him, he was the Allies' answer to the Red Baron. [[spoiler:Sadly, his lack of ripple training led to his death when he discovered the zombie officer.]]

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* BadassNormal: He didn't learn the Ripple, how to use Hamon, but from what little we know about him, he was the Allies' answer to the Red Baron. [[spoiler:Sadly, his lack of ripple Hamon training led to his death when he discovered the zombie officer.]]



* ImmuneToBullets: As seen in Joseph's fight with Santana, their skin conducts Ripple, so unfocused Ripple strikes just slide off harmlessly. Joseph ends up having to go through TrainingFromHell to develop his Ripple to the point where his strikes can harm them, and he ends up primarily fighting them by finding ways to penetrate their skin to get a Ripple charge inside them. Oh, and they're immune to actual bullets as well.

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* ImmuneToBullets: As seen in Joseph's fight with Santana, their skin conducts Ripple, Hamon, so unfocused Ripple Hamon strikes just slide off harmlessly. Joseph ends up having to go through TrainingFromHell to develop his Ripple Hamon to the point where his strikes can harm them, and he ends up primarily fighting them by finding ways to penetrate their skin to get a Ripple Hamon charge inside them. Oh, and they're immune to actual bullets as well.



* SuperToughness: The Pillar Men are ''extremely'' tough against anything except Ripple-based attacks; Esidisi once ate a stick of dynamite and was able to easily absorb the explosion without any injury. In contrast, Straizo, a tougher-than-normal vampire, was blown to tiny bits by a few grenades, although thanks to his regeneration, he was able to pull himself back together in a few minutes. Added on top of their extreme regeneration abilities, and it's clear that ordinary humans don't stand a chance against the Pillar Men without Ripple or sunlight.

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* SuperToughness: The Pillar Men are ''extremely'' tough against anything except Ripple-based Hamon-based attacks; Esidisi once ate a stick of dynamite and was able to easily absorb the explosion without any injury. In contrast, Straizo, a tougher-than-normal vampire, was blown to tiny bits by a few grenades, although thanks to his regeneration, he was able to pull himself back together in a few minutes. Added on top of their extreme regeneration abilities, and it's clear that ordinary humans don't stand a chance against the Pillar Men without Ripple Hamon or sunlight.



* AwesomenessByAnalysis: [[spoiler:After becoming the Ultimate Lifeform, he's able to master Ripple to the point of becoming the most powerful Ripple user who ever existed, simply from having seen it being used previously.]]

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* AwesomenessByAnalysis: [[spoiler:After becoming the Ultimate Lifeform, he's able to master Ripple Hamon to the point of becoming the most powerful Ripple Hamon user who ever existed, simply from having seen it being used previously.]]



* TheJuggernaut: [[spoiler: As the Ultimate Life Form. Sunlight and the Ripple, his only weaknesses, no longer effects him, and he can shapeshift and adapt to any other attack, even magma. He's defeated by blind luck on Joseph's thanks to a convenient volcanic eruption sending Kars into space.]]

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* TheJuggernaut: [[spoiler: As the Ultimate Life Form. Sunlight and the Ripple, Hamon, his only weaknesses, no longer effects him, and he can shapeshift and adapt to any other attack, even magma. He's defeated by blind luck on Joseph's thanks to a convenient volcanic eruption sending Kars into space.]]



* MeaninglessVillainVictory: [[spoiler: He succeeds in getting the stone, putting it in the mask and becoming the ultimate lifeform like he always desired making him unkillable. He's only stopped due to Joseph managing to hang onto the Aja stone and his instincts subconsciously kicking in to hold it out as Kars goes in for the kill with a Ripple. The stone amplifies Kars' ripple and causes the volcano to erupt the chuck of rock they're on into the air. Some last minute luck with Joseph's severed hand stopping Kars' escape manage to push him out of the planet's atmosphere where the vacuum of space does the rest of the job in sealing his fate.]]

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* MeaninglessVillainVictory: [[spoiler: He succeeds in getting the stone, putting it in the mask and becoming the ultimate lifeform like he always desired making him unkillable. He's only stopped due to Joseph managing to hang onto the Aja stone and his instincts subconsciously kicking in to hold it out as Kars goes in for the kill with a Ripple. Hamon. The stone amplifies Kars' ripple Hamon and causes the volcano to erupt the chuck of rock they're on into the air. Some last minute luck with Joseph's severed hand stopping Kars' escape manage to push him out of the planet's atmosphere where the vacuum of space does the rest of the job in sealing his fate.]]



* ThePowerOfTheSun: [[spoiler:Gains the ability to use the ripple after becoming the Ultimate Lifeform.]]

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* ThePowerOfTheSun: [[spoiler:Gains the ability to use the ripple Hamon after becoming the Ultimate Lifeform.]]



* StoryBreakerPower: Notably the first one in the series, and the only non-Stand one. [[spoiler:Not only does he get CompleteImmortality, and a virtually unlimited AdaptiveAbility, he's also immune to sunlight, the one Pillar Man weakness, ''AND'' can use Ripple; thus, not only could he not be harmed by the same WeaksauceWeakness as his companions, he could actually use it to his advantage.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Once he's the ultimate lifeform, he not only has his usual abilities, but a variety of new ones. He now has CompleteImmortality, an AdaptiveAbility, a ShapeshifterBaggage that allows him to use the properties of any organic being on the planet ''and'' the ability to use the Ripple hundreds of times more powerful than any Ripple user before.]]

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* StoryBreakerPower: Notably the first one in the series, and the only non-Stand one. [[spoiler:Not only does he get CompleteImmortality, and a virtually unlimited AdaptiveAbility, he's also immune to sunlight, the one Pillar Man weakness, ''AND'' can use Ripple; Hamon; thus, not only could he not be harmed by the same WeaksauceWeakness as his companions, he could actually use it to his advantage.]]
* SuperpowerLottery: [[spoiler:Once he's the ultimate lifeform, he not only has his usual abilities, but a variety of new ones. He now has CompleteImmortality, an AdaptiveAbility, a ShapeshifterBaggage that allows him to use the properties of any organic being on the planet ''and'' the ability to use the Ripple Hamon hundreds of times more powerful than any Ripple Hamon user before.]]



* TooPowerfulToLive: [[spoiler:Or rather, too powerful to stay on Earth. Not only having an AdaptiveAbility cranked UpToEleven, but he had the power of Ripple on a much higher level than any character in the series, so he had to leave the plot. Though to be honest, he would've eventually been beaten by the Stand Users who defy metaphysics, especially Giornio's]].

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* TooPowerfulToLive: [[spoiler:Or rather, too powerful to stay on Earth. Not only having an AdaptiveAbility cranked UpToEleven, but he had the power of Ripple Hamon on a much higher level than any character in the series, so he had to leave the plot. Though to be honest, he would've eventually been beaten by the Stand Users who defy metaphysics, especially Giornio's]].



* VillainsActHeroesReact: If he hadn't made the Stone Mask which in turn created vampires, the Ripple wouldn't have found its combative use in order to counter the vampiric menace. And that's not even getting into how it would've drastically changed Dio and the Joestars' destinies if the mask didn't exist. Also applies to much of Battle Tendency itself. Once the Pillar Men are awakened and the heroes are pulled into the conflict, it turns into a race to see who can beat the other to the rings/stone/etc.

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* VillainsActHeroesReact: If he hadn't made the Stone Mask Mask, which in turn created vampires, the Ripple Hamon wouldn't have found its combative use in order to counter the vampiric menace. And that's not even getting into how it would've drastically changed Dio and the Joestars' destinies if the mask didn't exist. Also applies to much of Battle Tendency itself. Once the Pillar Men are awakened and the heroes are pulled into the conflict, it turns into a race to see who can beat the other to the rings/stone/etc.



* WouldHurtAChild: Unlike Wamuu, he is willing to kill children [[GenocideBackfire because they'll grow up to be powerful Ripple warriors seeking revenge]].

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* WouldHurtAChild: Unlike Wamuu, he is willing to kill children [[GenocideBackfire because they'll grow up to be powerful Ripple Hamon warriors seeking revenge]].



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Turns out Esidisi survived Joseph's Ripple as a brain with tissues long enough to do a GrandTheftMe on Suzie Q before he is ultimately killed. And this is after giving a very convincing act of actually dying at Joseph's hands.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Turns out Esidisi survived Joseph's Ripple Hamon as a brain with tissues long enough to do a GrandTheftMe on Suzie Q before he is ultimately killed. And this is after giving a very convincing act of actually dying at Joseph's hands.]]



** [[spoiler:Suffers a real one once he's caught in a Ripple trap by Joseph]].

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** [[spoiler:Suffers a real one once he's caught in a Ripple Hamon trap by Joseph]].



** Also, his barbed dreadlocks, apparently designed for blocking Ripple-charged projectiles.

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** Also, his barbed dreadlocks, apparently designed for blocking Ripple-charged Hamon-charged projectiles.



* TheWorfEffect: Inflicts this on both Joseph (who defeated Santana beforehand) and Caesar (an accomplished ripple user) by making short work of them. This shows that neither of them are on the level required to pose a threat to the Pillar Men yet.

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* TheWorfEffect: Inflicts this on both Joseph (who defeated Santana beforehand) and Caesar (an accomplished ripple Hamon user) by making short work of them. This shows that neither of them are on the level required to pose a threat to the Pillar Men yet.


* VillainousBSOD: Joseph successfully countering his Holy Sandstorm with a well-placed Ripple that leaves both his arms connected by a few sinews each renders him practically catatonic. He snaps himself out of it by ''[[EyeScream gouging out his own eyes]]''.


!!!'''Voiced by:''' Yuu Hayashi (Japanese), Creator/RobbieDaymond (English)

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!!!'''Voiced by:''' Yuu Hayashi Creator/YuHayashi (Japanese), Creator/RobbieDaymond (English)

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** That said, [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/jjba/images/3/34/SantanaA.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/319?cb=20161029000034 he actually does smile slightly]] in a piece of promotional art for the 2012 anime.


* AmbiguouslyBi: Series penchant for HoYay aside, Caesar's EstablishingCharacterMoment shows him to be quite the lothario around women, but at one point Messina teases him about having a crush on Joseph, and he doesn't exactly deny the allegation. That the first thing he does upon reuniting with Joseph is a stock {{Tsundere}} reaction doesn't help his case.


* EvilIsPetty:
** He plays Lisa Lisa's legs like a guitar simply to piss off Joseph, before proceeding to stab her leg.
** Had he chosen to ignore Joseph after [[spoiler:his ascension]], he might've had a less grotesque fate. Probably justified in that he was expecting [[spoiler:to just squish him like a bug since he's that powerful now, and he was almost right considering what happened instead was actually out of [[ContrivedCoincidence sheer coincidence]]]].

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* EvilIsPetty:
** He plays Lisa Lisa's legs like a guitar simply to piss off Joseph, before proceeding to stab her leg.
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EvilIsPetty: Had he chosen to ignore Joseph after [[spoiler:his ascension]], he might've had a less grotesque fate. Probably justified in that he was expecting [[spoiler:to just squish him like a bug since he's that powerful now, and he was almost right considering what happened instead was actually out of [[ContrivedCoincidence sheer coincidence]]]].


* GreenEyes: One of the few characters in [=JoJo=] with canonical hair and eye colors, and has the wild personality to match.


* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Once he's stuck in space, he tries to get back to Earth, only to panic when the cold air freezes his whole body. It all goes downhill once he turns into a rock-like statue, to the point where he '''stops thinking''']].

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* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Once he's stuck in space, he tries to get back to Earth, only to panic when the cold air vacuum of space freezes his whole body. It all goes downhill once he turns into a rock-like statue, to the point where he '''stops thinking''']].


[[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Phantom Blood]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureDIO DIO]]) | '''Battle Tendency''' ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJosephJoestar Joseph Joestar]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJotaroKujo Jotaro Kujo]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJeanPierrePolnareff Jean-Pierre Polnareff]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Vento Aureo a.k.a. "Golden Wind"]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureTeamBucciarati Team Bucciarati]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Steel Ball Run]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJojolion JoJolion]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureOneShots One-Shot Characters]] | [[Characters/JojosBizarreAdventureSpinoffs Spinoff Characters]]]]-]]]


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[[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Phantom Blood]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureDIO DIO]]) | '''Battle Tendency''' ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJosephJoestar Joseph Joestar]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJotaroKujo Jotaro Kujo]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJeanPierrePolnareff Jean-Pierre Polnareff]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakableHeroes Heroes]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Vento Aureo a.k.a. "Golden Wind"]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureTeamBucciarati Team Bucciarati]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureStoneOcean Stone Ocean]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureSteelBallRun Steel Ball Run]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJojolion JoJolion]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureOneShots One-Shot Characters]] | [[Characters/JojosBizarreAdventureSpinoffs Spinoff Characters]]]]-]]]

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