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1[[WMG:[[center:[-''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' '''[[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventure Main Character Index]]'''\²[[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventurePhantomBlood Phantom Blood]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureDIO DIO]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureBattleTendency Battle Tendency]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJosephJoestar Joseph Joestar]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Stardust Crusaders]] ([[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJotaroKujo Jotaro Kujo]] | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJeanPierrePolnareff Jean-Pierre Polnareff]]) | [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable]] ('''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]]]]-]]]²²[[foldercontrol]] ²²!Heroes²²[[folder:Josuke Higashikata]]²!!Josuke Higashikata (Stand: Crazy Diamond)²!!!'''Voiced by''': Creator/YukiOno (TV anime, JP), Creator/BillyKametz (TV anime, EN), Creator/WataruHatano (''All-Star Battle'' and ''Eyes of Heaven'')²!!!'''Played by:''' Kento Yamazaki (live-action film)²²[[quoteright:230:]] ²[[caption-width-right:230:Click [[labelnote:here]][[/labelnote]] to see Crazy Diamond.]]²[[caption-width-right:230:Click [[labelnote:here]][[/labelnote]] to see Josuke as he appears in the live-action film.]]²²The illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar. Josuke is known for his unique hairstyle and fierce temper regarding said hair. His adventures started when Jotaro tracked him down and informed him that he was Joseph's son and warned him about the deadly Stand user Angelo, who killed his grandfather shortly after the start of the story. Following that, he is pulled into the search for the serial killer that threatens Morioh-cho.²²His Stand is Crazy Diamond, which allows Josuke to repair objects as he sees fit. This can be applied in several ways, including healing wounds, breaking two objects and combining them into one, and reducing something to its original components.²²Note that going with the ThemeNaming of [=JoJo=], the second kanji in his first name, can also be read as "jo," as well as that his proper name would be Josuke Joestar.²²His Stand is named after the Music/PinkFloyd composition [[ "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"]], from the album ''Music/WishYouWereHere''.²-----²* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: An uncle variant. He's actually twelve years ''younger'' than his nephew Jotaro.²* AbsurdPhobia: Afraid of turtles and reptiles in general.²* AdaptationalJerkass: A lot ruder, more snarky, and aloof in the LiveActionAdaptation, as he is a lot more distant towards people, though he still is a nice guy the majority of the time. ²* {{Adorkable}}: Much like his father in his younger days, he's a big dork. ²* AgentPeacock: By the second half of the series, his normally masculine body & face have become more slender & androgynous due to an extreme art shift. He spends his allowance on expensive designer & custom clothing, has a meticulously groomed hairstyle that would require waking up early & spending at least an hour working on it each morning to maintain, and freaks out if his hair is messed up or his style is insulted. He also loves to throw punches at people but is squeamish around amphibians, bugs, and rodents who can use a Stand (and even ones that can't), and is more of a healer while being somewhat inept in Stand combat. Jotaro also wore expensive designer clothing, but he only got miffed if his clothes were torn & didn't care if they got wet, whereas Josuke will take it off & actually cry if they get wet.²* AnimeHair: His epic pompadour. Whenever it's insulted in the manga, it spikes upwards, but in the anime, not so much. If someone in real life had said hairstyle with the same volume as Josuke has, it would take ''serious'' RapunzelHair to pull it off.²* ApologizesALot: Part of his EstablishingCharacterMoment involves apologizing for how he's dressed to a bunch of thugs, and then he apologizes for how his presence in the Joestar family (and the affair that resulted in his existing) has caused a lot of uproar in the family.²* BadassBaritone: He has a rather deep voice in ''All-Star Battle'', but it's noticeably softer in the anime.²* BadassFamily: With his "nephew" Jotaro and his father Joseph. He's also a paternal descendant of Jonathan Joestar through Joseph.²* BashBrothers: With Koichi and Okuyasu.²* BerserkButton: Don't talk shit about his hair, unless you want your face to literally be rearranged. It's pretty telling that [[UnstoppableRage the only person to do so (though it was not on purpose) and avoid this fate]] is [[WorldsStrongestMan Jotaro]].²* TheBerserker: His BerserkButton gets to the point of Josuke being driven literally ''blind with rage'', preventing Heaven's Door from affecting him.²* BewareTheNiceOnes: He will not, under any circumstance, kill you. But he will hurt you ''a lot'' if you piss him off.²* ButNotTooForeign: Half-Japanese, half-British.²* {{Catchphrase}}: Has a tendency to say 'GREAT'. Also, [[LikeFatherLikeSon just like his dad]], he says so in [[GratuitousEnglish Engrish]].²* CelibateHero: He does not flirt relentlessly and is not perverted like Joseph, but when the girls near him express interest in him, he is flattered and was shown in the first episode to get along quite well with his female classmates and admirers. While he does express interest in women, it is not his main priority.²* ChickMagnet: He is very popular with the girls. Kind of the in-between of Jotaro and Joseph when it comes to interacting with them; won't blow them off like Jotaro, won't actively flirt with them like Joseph.²* CombatMedic: Josuke's Stand, Crazy Diamond, is almost on par with Jotaro's Star Platinum when it comes to melee combat; it's also one of the rare instances where the healing power itself doubles as an offensive measure, such as fixing dried blood on a piece of glass so that it would boomerang to a blood stain on his opponent's shirt.²* CompositeCharacter: Josuke borrows from each previous protagonist.²** Jonathan: Kind, generous spirit, which resulted in a few villains pulling a HeelFaceTurn and becoming his allies (Speedwagon, Okuyasu).²** Joseph: Passionate and driven.²** Jotaro: Cool under pressure, with similar Stands.²** Polnareff: Fun-loving and defensive of his hairstyle. There are echoes of Chariot's aesthetic in Crazy Diamond, with spiked shoulders and the light blue parts of the latter's body resembling plated armor and a helmet.²* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Even more prominent when you actually have the protagonist of the last part in the new one as well. From their first meeting alone, Josuke is a visibly far more relaxed and friendlier individual than Jotaro ever will be. As a result, Josuke [[DefeatMeansFriendship befriends]] and gets along with people that Jotaro never could, like people with rotten personalities and his own silly mother. Josuke is also flightier and more prone to getting involved in silly antics and convoluted schemes than his StraightMan nephew. On the other hand...²* CustomUniform: He is seen always with his school uniforms customized with Bling symbols.²* CruelMercy: Josuke doesn't kill his opponents, but [[AndIMustScream what he does]] to enemies he ''doesn't'' befriend is often far worse than death.²* DefeatMeansFriendship: To a ridiculous extent. Almost everyone he faces ends up becoming his ally.²* DisproportionateRetribution: Don't be surprised if he takes a shot at you because you dared to talk shit about his pompadour.²* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:He was actually caught by Terunosuke Miyamoto, along with Koichi and his mother, and was rescued by [[HeelFaceTurn Yuya Fungami]].]]²* DubNameChange: The English release of ''All Star Battle'', the Crunchyroll subs, and the Creator/VizMedia English dub all rename his Stand to "Shining Diamond" to avoid copyright problems with Music/PinkFloyd (the reference is still there, but more subtle). Doesn't exactly stop [[Creator/{{Toonami}} TOM]] from calling it Crazy Diamond during the commercial cuts, though.²* EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference: Par the course for a Jojo, but Josuke in particular undergoes an especially noticeable shift in character design within his own part as he goes from looking like Jotaro with a pompadour in the early chapters of Part 4 to later slimming down, shrinking a bit, and taking on softer facial features. This is likely symptomatic of [[ArtEvolution Araki's art design as a whole shifting away from musclebound beefcakes to smaller and more lithe characters]] over the course of Part 4. To wit, [[ Josuke's design at the beginning of the Part 4 on the left, and at the end of Part 4 on the right]]. The anime and games took a middle ground and mix-and-match traits from both designs.²* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[AmbiguousSituation If you buy the theory]] that the [[spoiler:universe reset didn't kill anybody]], then Josuke's one of the few [=JoJos=] to survive beyond their part, with only Joseph and Giorno falling into this category as well, [[spoiler:if we don't count Joseph's [[DisneyDeath "death"]] in ''Stardust Crusaders'' and Josuke getting killed by [[GroundhogDayLoop Bites the Dust]]]].²* EstablishingCharacterMoment:²** His first example of his BewareTheNiceOnes personality comes after a bunch of seniors give him shit over how he's dressed, for which he immediately apologizes. However, after one of them [[BerserkButton talks shit about his hair]] and [[KickTheDog gravely injures an innocent turtle]], he proceeds to let Crazy Diamond ''literally'' rearrange his face (specifically, his nose) before healing the turtle and carrying it back to its pond (and given that he's [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes really afraid of turtles]], this took some gumption on his part).²** His first real character moment that shows his HonorBeforeReason comes when he vehemently apologizes to Jotaro for how his presence in the Joestar family tree (and the affair that caused it) has thrown the family into disarray, and he refutes Jotaro's offer of one third of Joseph's inheritance money on the grounds that he and his mom are doing just fine without it.²** Also, the moment when he helps an old, senile Joseph walk, rather than, as Okuyasu suggests, and as the audience was likely expecting him to, fix Joseph's cane with Crazy Diamond.²* FaceOfAThug: Before Araki changed his art style to look less like ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', he looks very big, scary, and menacing, especially in his debut arc. Koichi was very scared of him before they became friends. This doesn't reflect his ([[BewareTheNiceOnes normally]]) goofy and friendly personality, though.²* FateWorseThanDeath: Tends to inflict these on villains whom don't pull a HeelFaceTurn (such as merging Angelo with a boulder and causing [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard Terunosuke's own stand to turn him into a book]]).²* TheGamblingAddict: Ask the pachinko owner. He also demonstrates this when trying to get extra money for the summer from Rohan.²* GeniusBruiser: He is quite cunning for a 15 year old teenager who has just now started to fight Stands that gives Jotaro and his father Joseph a run for their money.²* GenreBlind: Joseph tells Josuke that a Stand is suddenly turning the immediate area around a baby they found invisible. Josuke assumes he's senile. However, this is the only time Josuke acts this way, and only because he was under the, mostly correct, impression that Joseph was senile. ²* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Crazy Diamond is capable of restoring almost anything, including living beings, to their original state. This eventually gets used for healing some [[MadeOfPlasticine seriously messy injuries]]. [[NoSelfBuffs He can't use it on himself, though.]]²* HairTriggerTemper: Not often but whenever someone manages to press his BerserkButton about his hair he falls into a rage quite easily and it's very hard for him to stop. Just ask Rohan.²* HairColorDissonance: He has black hair with purple shade (blue shade in anime).²* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: In terms of secondary abilities among Stands, Crazy Diamond's healing is seemingly one of the weakest of any JoJo, especially given the significant limitations placed on it. However, Josuke is able to make extensive and creative use of Crazy Diamond, turning it into one of the strongest abilities in the series.²* HeroicBastard: Joseph's illegitimate son. Joseph was sixty-five at the time, meaning Josuke is actually ''younger'' than his nephew, Jotaro.²* HeroicBuild: [[ Josuke used to look quite be well-built]], then ArtEvolution kicked in and Josuke [[ was memorialized for having a far leaner physique]]. It balances out in [[ the anime]].²* HollywoodGenetics: He has blue eyes in the anime, in spite of half-Japanese and his mother having brown eyes and his father having teal eyes. Made even weirder since he has ''purple'' eyes in the manga and inherited them from Joseph, who also had purple eyes in the manga.²* HonorBeforeReason: Good heart be blamed, as he took this trait to absurd levels! And it backfired on him on several occasions, [[spoiler:but his positive LaserGuidedKarma always triggered during those moments]].²* HumanArchitectureHorror: He fused [[StarterVillain Angelo]] with a boulder for [[spoiler:killing his grandfather and mocking his hair]].²* {{Hunk}}: Before Araki's ArtEvolution kicked in, Josuke was drawn [[ nearly as tall and as muscular as Jotaro]].²* IllBoy: Was this as a child. When DIO was pierced with the Stand Arrow and gained The World, this meant all the Joestars connected to Jonathan's blood awakened a Stand. Crazy Diamond was one such Stand gained this way, but because Josuke was very young, he became extremely sick because of it. However, Tomoko managed to save Josuke in time, thanks to a pompadoured stranger who helped the mother and son travel through the snow.²* InSeriesNickname: [=JoJo=], though as is the case with every protagonist after Part 2, it isn't used much.²* JapaneseDelinquents: Subverted. He looks like one thanks to his [[SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack perpetual uniform]] and his characteristic pompadour, but personality-wise is mostly the opposite [[BerserkButton provided said pompadour is not even remotely insulted]].²* {{Kiai}}: DORARARARARARARA!!!²** Taken UpToEleven in ''All Star Battle'', where Crazy Diamond's VA sounds like he is outright ''screaming'' into the microphone. ²* LargeHam: He's nowhere as hammy as [[QuintessentialBritishGentleman Jonathan]], [[BoisterousBruiser Joseph]], or even [[ColdHam Jotaro]], but he can get ''extremely'' hammy when he needs to, especially when activating Crazy Diamond. Not too surprising since CD is named after a song dedicated to Music/SydBarrett, who was quite hammy during his time in Music/PinkFloyd.²** ''DORARARARARARARA!!!''²* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: The anime's ED has him lip-synching and posing along to Savage Garden.²* LikeFatherLikeSon:²** He got his passionate drive, cunning, and goofiness from his father, Joseph, and can get ''really'' fired up when angered like he does.²** He got his kind heart from his paternal great-grandfather, Jonathan, which reflects in his Stand abilities.²* LoopholeAbuse: When Josuke confronted Yuya in his hospital room, who used his Stand Highway Star to attempt to kill him, Yuya tried to play on Josuke's sense of honor about how low it is to attack a person who is heavily injured in bed and can't even move. Josuke admits that he couldn't bring himself to do something like that even on a scumbag like him, since that would be unsportsmanlike. Yuya thought he has won, but then Josuke uses Crazy Diamond to heal his body before casually mentioning now that he's all healed, fighting him now is no longer considered cheating. Cue OhCrap moment by Yuya a moment before Josuke unleashes a brutal ass-kicking.²* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Formally introduces himself and his Stand, Crazy Diamond, to Yuya before beating him up at the end of the Highway Star arc.²* NecessaryDrawback: His Stand ability is one of the most powerful in the series thanks to how he uses it, but it does come with some limitations. Firstly, [[NoSelfBuffs he can't use it on himself]] since he would be NighInvulnerable otherwise. Secondly, while he can mend grievous injury, he cannot bring back the dead, meaning if he's not fast enough, then the person stays dead.²* NiceGuy: He ''is'' one of the nicer [=JoJos=] in the series, second only to [[GentleGiant Jonathan]]. Josuke's primary trait is his overall kindness, reflected in his Stand which repairs and heals. Upon meeting someone in not particularly antagonistic circumstances, Josuke will generally be polite and friendly.²* NiceJobBreakingItHero: At the end of the heroes' first encounter with Kira, [[spoiler:Kira severs his own left hand to let Sheer Heart Attack distract the heroes without him being affected by {{synchronization}} (like how Koichi used his Stand to weigh down both Heart Attack and Kira's left hand). Josuke neutralizes Heart Attack with his Stand's ability, consequently making Kira's severed hand return to him and allowing the heroes to track it to reach him... but they end up losing him in a crowd, making it for naught. If Josuke hadn't healed Kira's hand this way, then even if Kira changed his face, the heroes could have tracked him by looking for a man with only one hand]].²* NoSelfBuffs: To prevent him from becoming NighInvulnerable, Josuke is incapable of using Crazy Diamond's healing powers on himself.²* NotSoDifferent: Despite being a ContrastingSequelMainCharacter, Josuke also has a ''lot'' of the traits that Jotaro had when he was a delinquent himself: Same attachment to their favorite head ornaments ([[DelinquentHair hair]] and [[NiceHat hat]] respectively), same disregard for rules that inconvenience them, same lack of father figure in their lives, same intense sense of justice and loyalty to their friends, and same explosive attitude. This also extends to Josuke and his father Joseph, despite Josuke's initial hangups; both of them are the goofiest and most personable Joestars to date.²* OddNameOut: The "[=JoJo=]" ThemeNaming isn't as obvious in Josuke's name as it is in the others.²* PerpetualPoverty: Due to a mixture of reckless spending on frivolous luxuries and his mother taking away access to whatever large quantities of money he comes across to prevent said reckless spending, Josuke is less poor and more barred from spending as much cash as he'd like. Even Araki commented on how it's kind of inappropriate for a teenager to have access to over a million yen. It's a stark contrast to Okuyasu, who frugally saves the lottery money [[spoiler:and uses his saved money to treat his father and Gatta to an outing at a cafe in the epilogue]].²* PersonalityPowers: As Jotaro discovered, the nature of Josuke's Stand is a reflection of his good heart and desire to help those around him.²-->'''Jotaro''': ''Humans thrive on the destruction of others. But among them, there's you, and your power is the kindest, most generous ability one could ever have.''²* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler:After Okuyasu is mortally injured by Bites the Dust in the final battle with Kira, Josuke tearfully screams at his dying friend to wake up.]]²* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Josuke doesn't get any reference to pop-culture apart from the most famous ones like Mickey Mouse, but Superman is beyond his knowledge.²* PowerIncontinence: If Josuke is distracted or angry, things tend to look really weird when he repairs them.²* PracticallyDifferentGenerations: Due to [[CoolOldGuy who his father is]], Josuke is actually ''younger'' than his nephew Jotaro and over forty years younger than his half-sister Holy.²* RapunzelHair: [[ImpliedTrope Implied]]. The pompadour he has would take ''a lot'' of hair to pull off in real life.²* RedOniBlueOni: In comparison to his two closest friends, he is blue to Okuyasu's Red because he is more clever and less impulsive but Red to Koichi's Blue because in that case he is the more aggressive of the two.²* RequiredSecondaryPowers: ²** Crazy Diamond's ability to repair/reform anything has a secondary ability to make those pieces levitate so they may get into position. This has been useful to him a number of times; he's able to recall a motorcycle back to himself by only holding a piece he tore off, and when Shigechi tries to drop him and Okuyasu from a building, Josuke repairs the pipe that went out from underneath them, and he and Okuyasu easily stand on it to float back up.²** The things Crazy Diamond repairs or heals come back together the way they're supposed to, i.e. the broken fragments will seek each other out automatically to right themselves. Josuke later uses this on a severed hand to send it back to its owner so they could follow it and track him down. He later manages to weaponize this by smearing some of [[spoiler:Yoshikage Kira]]'s blood on broken shards of glass then "healing" the blood, making the glass act like very sharp homing missiles.²* SecretlyWealthy: For the most part, he ends the series with a large sum of money under his belt, both due to being a heir of Joseph's, thus getting a slice of his inheritance, and gaining money from a winning lottery ticket Okuyasu and he found (though his mother froze the account till he was 18 since she didn't want him having that much money at his current age because he would waste it on useless crap). ²* SirSwearsALot: He swears just as much as everyone. Taken UpToEleven when someone mocks his hair.²* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Of a sort. While Kira manages to kill him and the rest of the group with Bites The Dust, Josuke manages to avoid it in the next time loop, and thus save the others just by oversleeping and not getting to Kira's house on time (though Hayato calling him so that he shows up before the GroundhogDayLoop kicks in plays a part as well).]]²* StrongFamilyResemblance: Resembles Jotaro and Joseph.²* SwissArmySuperpower: His ingenuity allows him to use his power to repair (and rearrange) things in plenty of creative ways.²** The most triumphant example of this is in his fight against Highway Star. He can't slow down the motorcycle he's riding, or Highway Star will catch up to him, but there's a baby carriage in the way. So what does he do? [[spoiler:Crazy Diamond breaks the motorcycle, Josuke ''flies through the air'', and Crazy Diamond ''reassembles the bike'' before he hits the ground.]] The baby inside said carriage was so amazed by Josuke's feat that it stops crying!²** Overlaps with a significant amount of LoopholeAbuse; Josuke often gets around Crazy Diamond's short physical range with creative long-range attacks. [[spoiler:During the finale, he's even able to use his own dried blood on shards of glass as homing projectiles.]]²* SymbolMotifClothing: Hearts and Peace symbols, which represent his kind and caring nature (BerserkButton and nasty temper aside).²* TearsOfJoy: He cries these [[spoiler:when Okuyasu suddenly appears, apparently recovered and alive, to save him from Killer Queen's bombs, despite Josuke witnessing his death prior. Even as Josuke looks angry and berates his friend, his tears and huge grin show that he's ''really'' happy to learn that Okuyasu was alive after all]].²* TechnicalPacifist: He will ''not'' kill you, no matter what. He will do everything to you ''[[FateWorseThanDeath except]]'' kill you.²* ThemeNaming: Crazy Diamond's name becomes more apropos in the live action film, as its body now looks to be made out of a spectral, crystalline substance.²* ThouShallNotKill: Notable for being one of two [=JoJos=] with a really low body count. He even went to great lengths to save the life of some of his foes. However, he does inflict many a FateWorseThanDeath on the more evil foes, multiple times going into AndIMustScream territory.²* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: A relatively mild phobia of turtles and other reptiles, as he may not like touching or even looking at them, but he has no problems healing the turtle's shell and carrying it to safety after a bunch of thugs threw it against a wall²* YouKilledMyFather: He eventually gets to punish Angelo for what the latter did to his maternal grandfather.²* YoureNotMyFather: He was initially cold and indifferent to Joseph's attempts to be a father to him, and angrily tells the old man to not even bother trying after being absent all his life. In Joseph's defense, he was never told about the boy's existence; and when Josuke saw just ''how'' sincere he was about wanting to be a loving and strong father-figure, he finally comes to respect and love him in return.²* YourSizeMayVary: Given the ArtEvolution away from giant musclebound men that occurred during ''Diamond is Unbreakable'', it's very easy to forget that Josuke is supposed to be almost as big as Jotaro. By the end of his time in the manga, he's drawn roughly the same size as Giorno, while the anime and games consistently depict him having the best of both worlds.²* ZanyScheme: He managed to pull a couple of ingenious and successful money-making ploys... [[HilarityEnsues but not without incidents.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Jotaro Kujo]]²!!Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum: The World)²²Josuke's nephew (yes, really). See [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJotaroKujo Jotaro Kujo]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Koichi Hirose]]²!!Koichi Hirose (Stand: Echoes)²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuukiKaji (TV anime, JP), Creator/ZachAguilar (TV anime, EN), Creator/RomiPark (''All-Star Battle'' and ''Eyes of Heaven''), Creator/RioNatsuki (''Vento Aureo'' video game)²!!!'''Played by:''' Ryunosuke Kamiki (live-action movie)²²[[quoteright:200:]] ²[[caption-width-right:200:Click [[labelnote:here]][[/labelnote]] to see Echoes Act 1.]]²[[caption-width-right:200:Click [[labelnote:here]][[/labelnote]] to see Echoes Act 2.]]²[[caption-width-right:200:Click [[labelnote:here]][[/labelnote]] to see Echoes Act 3.]]²²A schoolmate of Josuke's. He led a perfectly normal, boring life until he was pierced by the Stand Arrow. While he was too weak for it to work and was fatally wounded, Josuke healed him with Crazy Diamond, allowing him to eventually use the Stand granted to him by the Arrow.²²He makes two appearances in ''Vento Aureo'', first arriving in Italy at Jotaro's request to investigate DIO's son, Haruno Shiobana, only to get robbed by his target, who now goes by Giorno Giovanna. Later on, he assists Giorno in his fight against Black Sabbath.²²Koichi uses a sound-based Stand named Echoes which comes in several "Acts", each with a different power set. He can only use one version of Echoes at a time, but can freely switch between them. ²²Echoes is named after the Music/PinkFloyd song [[ "Echoes"]], from the album ''Music/{{Meddle}}''.²-----²* ActionSurvivor: He's not the born-and-bred badass most of his comrades are, but being thrown into the crazy life of a [[WeirdnessMagnet Stand user]] forces him to adapt quickly.²* AdaptationDyeJob: In the manga, he is blonde, in ''[[VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle All Star-Battle]]'' his hair is light-blue, in the anime it's grey, and in the live-action movie it's a regular black. His uniform also changes in color from purple to blue to green depending on the adaptation.²* AmazonChaser: [[spoiler:Koichi ultimately falls in love with Yukako due to her forceful personality, but only after she stopped being {{Yandere}}. Before then, the forcefulness scared him.]]²* AnimeHair: Starts off with long slicked back hair, then cuts his hair into a flat top to get rid of Yukako's hair. Whenever he gets excited, angry, or determined, his hair forms pointed clumps and stands up like a [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan]].²* BadassAdorable: He's cute and rather short for his age, but you still don't want to mess with him.²* BatmanGambit: He pulls one on Kira during his first fight with him [[spoiler:by secretly grabbing Kira's wallet and looking at his driver's ID card so he could learn Kira's real name]]. Kira was so enraged that he deals the boy a mortal blow, but Koichi has made it so that [[spoiler:even if he is successfully killed, Kira will always be haunted by the fact that ''a mere kid'' managed to uncover his identity]].²* BewareTheNiceOnes: Much like Josuke, Koichi is nice up to a point. But mess with his friends or family, and he will ''ensure'' that you regret ever doing it. The change from "nice" to "badass" is more pronounced than Josuke, however, in that Koichi's normally soft features become much harsher-edged (and he grows a [[Anime/DragonBallZ Super Saiyan-like]] aura) when he's pissed.²* BigBrotherInstinct: Inverted; he attacks and eventually defeats Tamami after the latter targets Koichi's mother and older sister with The Lock.²* CharacterDevelopment:²** He starts off as a weak and shy youth, but as the series progresses, he began to be more confident and eventually gains the respect of [[WorldsStrongestMan Jotaro Kujo]]. And while he still had enough heart to save Yukako from falling off a cliff and getting impaled during their fight, he makes it clear to her that he won't tolerate her [[{{Yandere}} aggressive advances]] anymore... which, of course, makes Yukako fall in love with him even more and even provokes slight CharacterDevelopment. His Stand's different appearances symbolizes his change, discarding the shell of its former body every time it transforms.²** Further more, his theme from ''All-Star Battle'', "[[ Does that mean I got stronger again?!]]", mixes the gentle piano and violin that represent his meekness, with the aggressive electric guitar/bass and techno elements that represent his newfound ability to fight back. The result is a triumphant melody that tells the story of his greatest achievements in music form.²* CovertPervert: Cares very much for Reimi because of the murder mystery, but can't help but blush when Rohan talks about her breasts, and when she first got her period.²* CowardlyLion: Heaven's Door describes him as cowardly but courageous when push come to shove.²* DeathGlare: The first indication of when he is going to get serious.²* DefiantToTheEnd: A non-lethal example. He was ready to die and clearly said to [[spoiler:Kira]] that he sucked with a smug grin on his face:²--> ''"Your stupidity is totally exposed! I'll be waiting for you in Hell!"''²* DistressedDude: Early in the story, Yukako kidnaps him in an attempt to help him study for school. [[spoiler:Then one more time by Terunosuke.]]²* DubNameChange: As with Crazy Diamond becoming Shining Diamond, Echoes became [[PunnyName Reverb]] in the video games and English dub/subtitles in order to keep Pink Floyd from suing.²* EvolutionPowerUp: His Echoes evolves twice (plus when it hatches from its egg), gaining a new, more powerful, form each time. However, there is a caveat to this; see MultiformBalance below.²* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: His hair follows his CharacterDevelopment. During his confrontation with Tamami, it gains the tendency to rise into spikes when he is excited. Towards the end of his confrontation with Yukako, he suddenly cuts his hair, producing a flat-top, which spontaneously grows out again into spikes during his battle with Yoshikage Kira.²* {{Expy}}: ²** Shares the same name and a similar appearance and personality to a character from Araki's first serialized manga series, ''Magic Boy B.T.''²** He is also an expy of Gohan from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', especially when his hair becomes spiky when he is excited. ²* GoOutWithASmile: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] since he doesn't actually die, but he's got a small grin on his face after [[spoiler:Killer Queen punches a hole in him]].²* GravityMaster: The Echoes 3 Freeze ability of Act 3 makes a target incredibly heavy, to the point that it's difficult for anything under its effects to move. [[spoiler:This ended up saving the day in the final battle against Yoshikage Kira, as Echoes' 3 Freeze kept Kira from using Bites the Dust, giving Jotaro enough time to get in range to freeze time and pummel Kira.]]²* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Echoes's power to attach a sound to a person may be easy to dismiss in a fight, but in its first appearance ever, it defeated Tamami by driving him nearly insane from [[BrownNote extremely loud, painful sounds ripping into his ears constantly]]. This is rendered irrelevant later when Echoes Act 2 and 3 gain much more useful abilities (though Act 1 remains useful for its superior mobility).²* HowDoIShotWeb: Unlike other characters, Koichi visibly struggles early on with learning how to summon or control his Stand. This is implied to be because Koichi should've been killed by the Arrow, but was revived by Josuke.²* IdiotBall: During the Sheer Heart Attack arc, he [[IgnoredExpert ignores]] Jotaro's advice despite the latter's experience battling Stand users over the years. This nearly gets both him and Jotaro killed by Sheer Heart Attack. He quickly smartens up from it though.²* ItCanThink: Discounting the special case of Anubis, Echoes Act 3 is the first Stand that shows sentience separate from its user.²* MagneticHero: Several characters praise Koichi's virtuousness and state their pride at his friendship, including Josuke Higashikata, Rohan Kishibe, and Jotaro Kujo. Others tentatively brought from deficit into moral equilibrium by his influence include Toshikazu Hazamada, Tamami Kobayashi, and Yukako Yamagishi; [[spoiler:the latter of whom is his eventual girlfriend]].²* MrFanservice: For the audience and the actual characters in the show. [[spoiler:He's the only one to get a girlfriend at the end of ''Diamond is Unbreakable'']] and is the first one [[ShirtlessScene to be shown only in his boxers]]. It's also shown that's he's quite buff despite his size.²* MultiformBalance: Echoes has three forms. Each successive form has more powerful combat abilities, but drastically reduced movement range compared to the previous form. While Koichi starts out with only Act 1, he gains the ability to freely switch between the Acts as he unlocks Acts 2 and 3.²** Act 1 can plant a written sound on something, which will repeat and increase in volume; it remains relevant despite Acts 2 and 3 due to its excellent movement range making it a useful scout.²** Act 2 can also plant written sounds, but these will instead ''become real''; for example, if it plants the sound "whoosh", a strong gust of wind will appear; if it plants "cracklecrackle", flames will appear; etc. However, it can only plant one sound at a time, forcing Echoes to put the previous one away before capping its pen to write another one.²** Act 3 has Act 2's sound powers along with the ability to generate a gravity well under anything it punches for as long as the target remains within five meters of Koichi (because of some HandWave that "three" and "freeze" sort of rhyme). Like Act 2, this ability is limited by the fact that it can only hold one thing down at a time. It's the strongest form. It is also sentient separate from Koichi, and is the first Stand to exhibit this quality[[note]]technically the second if one counts [[Characters/JojosBizarreAdventureStardustCrusaders Anubis]], but its original User is unknown[[/note]] (being followed by Cheap Trick and [[Characters/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Spice Girl]]).²* NiceGuy: He expresses love for his family, holds his friends in esteem, and tends to presume innocence on the part of strangers. Rohan's Stand "Heaven's Door" exposes Koichi as honest and courageous.²* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Koichi clearly finds Yukako an attractive woman, but is terrified of her {{Yandere}} and ClingyJealousGirl traits. [[spoiler:Once she dials it down a notch, he starts to return her feelings.]]²* OddFriendship: With Rohan. While Koichi is often perturbed by Rohan's near-obsessive behavior over him, he also has attempted to help Rohan in return.²* OfficialCouple: He ends up being [[spoiler:Yukako]]'s boyfriend.²* OlderThanTheyLook: He starts out at 15 years old, but one could easily mistake him for an elementary school student in a high school uniform due to his short height. He should be 18 by the time of ''Manga/VentoAureo'', but [[ he's still so short that he only comes up to Giorno's waist]], even though the latter is three years younger than he is.²** According to the ''[=JoJo=] 6251'' artbook, he's supposed to be about 5'2" tall, but he's drawn way shorter. The live-action film rectifies this by casting an appropriately-aged teenager as Koichi.²* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: At first. Then he gets shot by the Arrow and revived by Josuke...²* PersonalityPowers: Due to the unusual circumstances of his gaining of a Stand, Echoes evolves with him. Its first form as an egg is completely inert, symbolizing his at-the-time nonexistent fighting spirit. Act 1 appears when he first learns to stand up for himself, and Act 2 and 3 evolve at the same time he develops as a person.²%%%* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Josuke and Okuyasu's Manly Men.²* ShamelessFanserviceGuy: Downplayed example. He doesn't mind being [[WalkingShirtlessScene half-naked]] around his family, but he usually keeps his clothes on.²* ShirtlessScene: Gets one in Episode 14 around the end. [[MrFanservice He's the only one to get this treatment.]]²* ShoutOut: Echoes Act 1 and 2 bears similarities to the ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' villain Cell, in that both take three forms, with the first two forms having a long tail and the second and third having progressively more humanoid shapes. Act 3 may also be likened to the villain Frieza. ²* SirSwearsALot: Echoes Act 3 is very foul-mouthed, even in the Japanese original. For instance:²-->'''Act 3:''' ''[After a nurse makes fun of Koichi]'' [[GratuitousEnglish Okay, Master! Let's kill da ho]], [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch biiiiiiiiiiitch!]]²-->'''Act 3:''' ''[While using 3 Freeze]'' Act 3, 3 Freeze! He's now within the five meter radius! S-H-I-T!²* StanceSystem: Echoes comes in three variants, and he can switch between each freely in his video game portrayals.²* SupportingProtagonist: Josuke is the main character and does most of the heavy lifting during Part 4's fights, but Koichi has a more pronounced character arc and is one of the most frequently present characters in Part 4, to the point where he's the first Part 4 character we see. He even has a cameo at the start of Part 5 and [[spoiler:helps Jotaro land the final blow on Kira]].²* TinyGuyHugeGirl: The tiny guy to Yukako's huge girl. Although if he was drawn at his actual height, there'd only be about a nearly 4 inch difference between them.²* TinySchoolboy: He's a first-year high school student like Josuke and Okuyasu, but he's a great deal shorter than his friends are.²* TookALevelInBadass: Several times, actually. The first time he did, his Stand was created; the other times, his Stand leveled up with him. His final one comes in [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo Part 5]]: Act 3 seems to have taken a drop in almost all of its stats... except its destructive power. The 50-ish kilogram weight that Kira estimated it had has jumped up in strength drastically, enough to stop a car in its tracks or cause someone to make a crater in a sidewalk.²* WeaponsGradeVocabulary: ACT 2 can write sound effects which then produce their actual effect. For instance, planting a "sizzle" sound can generate fire where it was written, while writing "boing" will make the affected object soft, bouncy, and malleable like rubber.²* WrittenSoundEffect: Echoes's first ability; whenever it writes something down, the written word being touched constantly emits the sound it's an onomatopoeia for.²* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has light blue hair in ''[[VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle All Star-Battle]]''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Okuyasu Nijimura]]²!!Okuyasu Nijimura (Stand: The Hand)²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WataruTakagi (TV anime, ''All-Star Battle'' and ''Eyes of Heaven''), Jalen K. Cassell (English)²!!!'''Played by:''' Mackenyu (live-action movie)²²[[quoteright:250:]] ²[[caption-width-right:250:Click [[labelnote: here]][[/labelnote]] to see The Hand]]²²Josuke's schoolmate. At first, he antagonizes Josuke at the behest of his elder brother, but the two later become friends. [[IdiotHero He's a bit slow on the uptake.]]²²Okuyasu's Stand is The Hand. When he swings his right hand, [[PowerOfTheVoid anything along the arc's path will vanish]], and the resulting gap will close; for example, if Okuyasu erases the middle section of a sign, the two ends will join in the middle. Okuyasu commonly uses this ability to teleport by erasing the air in front of him and zooming in to replace it. Despite the [[StoryBreakerPower incredible potential]] of this ability, Okuyasu is too stupid to consider its implications and is poor in a fight. [[BewareTheSillyOnes Well, most of the time.]]²²Okuyasu's Stand, The Hand, is named after Music/TheBand. ²-----²* AdaptationalBadass: In the original manga, Josuke caused Okuyasu to get knocked out by his Stand pretty much immediately after Okuyasu explained his Stand. In the anime, he gets several hits in on Josuke before this happens. ²* AvengingTheVillain: His determination to stop [[spoiler:Akira]] stems from his desire to avenge [[spoiler:his brother]], even though he acknowledges that he probably got what was coming to him.²* BadassBaritone: Normally, Okuyasu's voice is quite deep, rough, and scratchy, except when he's excited or in high-stress situations, where his voice starts turning into a high-pitched, scratchy squeal.²* BashBrothers: He develops a strong brother-relationship with Josuke.²* TheBigGuy: He's one of the more heavy hitters of his team and fits due to him acting out irrationally rather than being clever or resourceful.²* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Despite receiving fatal injuries from Killer Queen, Okuyasu receives an epiphany after a spiritual meeting with Keicho's spirit and wills himself to life, just in time to go saving Josuke from being blown up, too. Josuke, who had witnessed Okuyasu die in front of him prior, was so happy upon seeing him that he berates his friend while tearfully grinning at the same time.]]²* BoisterousBruiser: He's rather brash and impulsive, moreso when he prefers to settle things with his fists rather than thinking things through. He even says it himself that he is a DumbMuscle.²* ButtMonkey: Like Polnareff and Narancia, he is usually the first person to get subjected to enemy Stands. [[spoiler:Unlike Narancia, he survives what should have been a fatal explosion from Killer Queen.]]²* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Both Okuyasu and Kakyoin were influenced by Dio (Okuyasu through his father, Kakyoin being directly brainwashed) to fight and later befriend their respective [=JoJo=], but whereas Kakyoin was reserved and intelligent, Okuyasu is a HotBlooded IdiotHero. They also both join the hero's side when their respective [=JoJo=] tells them, "I don't know why I saved your life." Kakyoin accepts this and doesn't press Jotaro for an elaboration, while Okuyasu does, and gets the response, "Because you didn't have to die." Most notably, both of them [[spoiler:have their sides destroyed]] during the final battle, but [[spoiler:Okuyasu manages to survive the ordeal]]. The anime also adds a scene where Okuyasu comments on how hot Josuke's mom is, just like Kakyoin did with Holly.²* CustomUniform: Like Josuke, he is seen always with his school uniforms customized.²* CuttingTheKnot: [[spoiler:Okuyasu's solution to finding which of two sailors is an enemy in disguise: beat up both of them!]]²* DarkAndTroubledPast: He lost his mother at a young age, and had to deal with his father becoming an abusive monster and later, a minion of DIO. Then said father mutated into a literal monster upon DIO's death, [[spoiler:provoking Keicho into stealing the Stand Arrow and making everyone he could find a Stand user just to give his father a MercyKill]], during which Keicho became condescending towards his little brother and belittled Okuyasu constantly. Though it's debated, it's no wonder Okuyasu sees himself as stupid...²* DefeatMeansFriendship: After his brief fight with Josuke, the two of them become great friends and regularly hang out together. ²* DumbMuscle: Has the strongest Stand compared to the other Part 4 MainCharacters, but has pitifully low intelligence. His catchphrase is even some version of "Shut up! I ain't that smart!"²* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Okuyasu's very first fight has Keicho reminding him how powerful his Stand is and that he better not screw up. Later in the fight, he showcases his Stand's ability to pull things towards him by doing it to Josuke...and accidentally pulling a nearby potted plant forward in the process, which hits him right in the head and knocks him out. Josuke then remarks that he'd be a lot more dangerous if he wasn't such an idiot.²* {{Expy}}:²** Okuyasu shares a lot of similarities with [[Characters/JoJosBizarreAdventureJeanPierrePolnareff Jean-Pierre Polnareff]]. Both are impulsive, a bit dim, [[ButtMonkey and are usually the first guys to be affected by enemy Stands]]. But at the same time, they are determined, and more loyal to their TrueCompanions than anyone else. [[spoiler:Both Polnareff and Okuyasu also have a sibling of theirs brutally murdered by a villainous Stand user, though Okuyasu loses his sibling during the story instead of beforehand.]]²** Okuyasu is also very similar to [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Kazuma Kuwabara]]. Both are also impulsive and a bit dim, yet determined and loyal to the MainCharacters, who both have pompadours (Josuke, Yusuke). Both started off as people who antagonize the MainCharacters, but over time they became friends. Okuyasu also comes from a broken family whose only children are him and his older sibling, much like Kuwabara was. Despite their low intelligence, both possess powerful abilities — The Hand's distance-erasing ability has a lot of deadly potential, while the psychic Kuwabara develops the Dimension Sword, which can also teleport people and objects with just one swipe between dimensions. Finally, both are cat lovers, with Kuwabara owning a cat in the beginning [[spoiler:while Okuyasu rescues and ''tames'' [[CatsAreMean Gatta/Stray Cat]], who had been used as an attack animal by Kira in the climatic battle]].²* FaceOfAThug: After his defeat to Josuke, he becomes goofier and more amiable, despite his looks. ²* FacialMarkings: His face has an odd set of lines best described as )(, circling around his eyes and not quite touching.²* FlashStep: He can perform a version of this by using The Hand's power to "scrape away space", which then causes him to get pulled forwards by the air rushing to fill the now-vacant space; this is explicitly referred to as "instant movement" ("''shunkan idou''"). [[YouWillNotEvadeMe This trick also works in reverse, letting Okuyasu pull people or objects towards him while staying in place]].²* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to Keicho's responsible.²* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Josuke. They are almost always seen hanging out together.²* HiddenDepths: ²** During the Shigechi's Harvest arc, Okuyasu ends up striking a balance between Josuke's "spend everything at once" mentality and Shigechi's stinginess; he's greedy like them, but more frugal. It was Okuyasu who had the patience to look through the lottery tickets when the other two were fine with throwing them away, and when all was said and done, Okuyasu opts to put his money in savings rather than go on a spending spree. This was foreshadowed by the money symbols and the word "BILLION" sported on his custom-made school uniform.²** In the manga, Koichi mentioned that Okuyasu's saved up enough money to last him five or six years to support both himself and his father.²** The climatic battle reveals that Okuyasu is good at handling animals [[spoiler:as he was able to rescue and tame [[CatsAreMean Gatta/Stray Cat]], who had been used by Kira to provide Killer Queen some air bubbles for attacks. After that, Gatta/Stray Cat [[TookALevelInKindness acted like]] [[HeelFaceTurn a normal house cat]]]].²** It's hinted that constant reliance on Keicho to care for him in the past, combined with enduring his older brother's belittling, has left Okuyasu relying on others to make decisions he can't make, preferring not to do it himself. [[spoiler:He grows out of this in the final battle through CharacterDevelopment; after he was put near death by Killer Queen's attacks, he meets Keicho's spirit, who asked him where he wanted to go. Okuyasu ultimately decided for himself and chose to save Josuke.]]²* HoistByHisOwnPetard: How he's initially defeated. Josuke doesn't even need to lay a finger on him, because he accidentally KO's himself with his own powers.²* HotBlooded: Fitting his idiotic personality, Okuyasu tends to act first before thinking. Especially when he is angered and then he becomes highly irrational.²* IdiotHero: And well aware of it. Notice that he tends to attach himself to people who actually think before they act.²* KindheartedCatLover: [[spoiler:He and his father adopt Gatta/Stray Cat after Kira's death. Even during ''the final battle'', he is able to calm down the otherwise violent animal-turned-plant quite quickly in order to neutralize him as a threat upon grabbing him in his hand. It's telling when Gatta/Stray Cat doesn't attack any more people after that.]]²%%%* TheLancer: Shares this with Koichi to Josuke.²* LethalJokeCharacter: The Hand ''erases from existence anything it swipes''. This would be one of the single most dangerous Stands in the franchise if it was being used by... well, anyone smarter than Okuyasu.²** One of the most dramatic examples of the power of The Hand comes during [[spoiler:the final fight against Kira. After Kira loses the element of surprise, Okuyasu is able to completely NoSell Kira's air bombs]].²** The Anime sound effect for The Hand erasing things is either the same as, or very similar to, ''The World's time stop''. That probably says something about The Hand's power.²* LikesOlderWomen: In a callback to Kakyoin from Part 3, he stated that both Josuke's mom and Shigechi's mom are hot.²* NiceJobBreakingItHero: With two notable examples:²** First time was when he defeated ''Red Hot Chili Pepper'', but it tricked him into creating a hole near an electric cable, recharging him and nearly taking his life.²** Another occasion when he was tricked yet again by Yoshihiro Kira, Yoshikage's father, into releasing him, who had been trapped by Jotaro earlier, allowing him to escape with the Arrow.²* NonUniformUniform: His school uniform is made ''quite'' distinct by the giant dollar sign lapel in front and the "BILLION" printed on the sleeve.²* NoSell: [[spoiler:Thanks to the Hand's erasing abilities, he's able to ''neutralize'' Killer Queen's explosives.]]²* NotQuiteDead: In the final battle, Okuyasu comes back from [[spoiler:getting ''a large chunk of his abdomen blown to smithereens'']]. Just in time to save [[spoiler:Josuke, too!]]²* OutOfFocus: After the defeat of Akira, Okuyasu gets less screentime than Josuke, Koichi, and even Rohan. He has never won a single fight alone and all his appearances are to support Josuke.²* PersonalityPowers: The Hand has the ability to erase anything it swipes at, including the distance between people, which reflects Okuyasu's desire to solve problems quickly without thinking about them too much.²* PortalCut: Okuyasu personally believes that this is how The Hand's ability works, but claims that he has no idea ''where'' the portal leads.²* PowerPalms: With a single swipe (or more) from his Stand's arms, Okuyasu can make things "disappear" — either objects or distance. There's a reason his Stand is called ''The Hand'', after all.²* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Josuke's Blue because he is short-tempered (more) aggressive and dim-witted.²* SimplemindedWisdom:²** When Okuyasu has to determine which of two SPW workers is really Akira, his solution is to punch both of them because he doesn't have time to figure it out. Luckily for the real SPW worker, he gets it right on the first try.²** It takes Okuyasu a bit of prompting to warm up to the various dishes at Antonio's restaurant and how best to eat them (i.e. eating the cheese and tomatoes together, trusting the spiciness of the pasta to be a non-issue once eaten properly) but once he does, he's describing his culinary experiences in a level of detail fit for a professional gourmand.²* SpannerInTheWorks: Serves as one in the climatic battle [[spoiler:against Kira. After making a surprise BigDamnHeroes entrance to save Josuke, Okuyasu uses The Hand to "swipe" Stray Cat away from Killer Queen's body, and tames the cat plant until it becomes docile. After that, things just start going a steep slope down for Kira.]]²* SupportingTheMonsterLovedOne: In contrast with his brother, his relationship with his father became trying to ''cure'' him instead of ''kill'' him. There's a scene of them eating together at Tonio's restaurant. ²* ThemeNaming: The Nijimura family has a numerical theme naming trend. "Oku" is the Japanese word for the number 100000000.²* TookALevelInBadass: Yes, it's even possible with a Stand that's as broken as The Hand. In his first fight, he ends up KO'ing himself due to the ignorance of his Stand's teleportation physics. In his last fight, [[spoiler:he teleports Josuke out of the way of a lethal blow, and ''completely neutralizes'' Stray Cat's threat in the span of a few seconds]].²* UnskilledButStrong: The Hand is one of the most terrifyingly powerful Stands in the series due to its ability to erase anything it swipes with its right hand. If Okuyasu used it correctly, he could potentially beat nearly any Stand user in the series simply by erasing the space between himself and his foe before using another swipe to erase his opponent. Unfortunately for Okuyasu ([[StoryBreakerPower and luckily for the plot]]), he's far too slow-witted to properly make use of his abilities much of the time.²* TheWorfEffect: Despite being billed as a terrifyingly powerful Stand, The Hand almost never gets a chance to show it. The enemy is either often too quick to be caught, or their own Stand powers just bypasses and neutralizes Okuyasu entirely.²* YoungerThanTheyLook: Looks even less of a teenager than Josuke despite being the same age as him.²* YouWillNotEvadeMe: The Hand's power can be used to "erase" the space between himself and his opponent, allowing him to pull Josuke towards him whenever he tried to keep his distance.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Rohan Kishibe]]²!!Rohan Kishibe (Stand: Heaven's Door)²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (TV anime JP), Creator/VicMignogna (TV anime EN), Creator/HiroshiKamiya (''All-Star Battle'' and ''Eyes of Heaven'')²²[[quoteright:310:]] ²[[caption-width-right:310:Click [[labelnote: here]][[/labelnote]] to see Heaven's Door]] ²²A mangaka noted for his incredible success at just 20 years old and his ''extremely'' eccentric personality. His Stand is Heaven's Door, which makes the first person to see a new artwork of his (and tracing his finger in the air is adequate) into an "open book" that he can freely read and write notes in. With these notes, he can alter people's personalities with phrases like "I cannot attack Rohan Kishibe" or "I speak fluent Italian"; even things like "I will fly backward 10 meters" will have an effect.²²Rohan is often roped into paranormal events while conducting research for his latest manga. He is notable for being featured in a variety of spinoffs to the main Jojo story, including the series ''Manga/ThusSpokeKishibeRohan'', ''Rohan at the Louvre'', and ''Kishibe Rohan Meets Gucci''. ²²His Stand, Heaven's Door, is named after the song "Knockin on Heaven's Door", by Music/BobDylan.²-----²* AntiHero: Mostly a NominalHero since he tends to be rude, callous, and sociopathic. Though it should be noted that when the situation's dire enough, he's capable of sacrificing himself for others.²* AnimeHair: {{Averted}} with the jagged bit, which is actually a headband. His actual hair counts as well, an undercut that resembles a paintbrush, which is fitting due to his profession.²* AssholeVictim: Josuke justifies trying to scam him out of money by calling him a jerk who deserves it. ²%%%* BareYourMidriff: ²* BreakoutCharacter: After his introduction in the story, he became a sort of "bonus" protagonist. Very popular among the fans, he is also TheProtagonist in several {{Spinoff}} stories such as the "Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe" one-shots.²* BrutalHonesty: Really, really brutal.²* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a very capable mangaka, but he has a lot of quirks.²* ButHeSoundsHandsome: A meta example; while he reads Koichi's memories, he comments on how amazing his adventures have been. That's Araki writing through his not-quite-AuthorAvatar about how the fourth chapter of his own manga is exciting and interesting so far.²* CallForward: According to ''Episode 16: At A Confesssional'', in the time of his recuperation after the battle against Josuke, he went to Italy to do researching for Pink Dark Boy. The next arc, ''Vento Aureo'', is set in Italy.²* TheCameo: He's briefly namedropped in ''Stone Ocean'' as one of the few mangaka who are still making their deadlines after Made in Heaven takes effect. It's ''also'' stated that other artists are failing because the ink on their pens is drying before they can touch them to paper, so that means that Rohan is [[BeyondTheImpossible taking his ability to simply splash ink on the page from a distance, already established in part 4, to even more impossible levels]].²* CerebusRetcon: According to the ''Jorge Joestar'' novel, Rohan being unaffected by Made in Heaven wasn't a joke. Rohan was so utterly absorbed in his work that Made in Heaven simply didn't affect him and he carried over into the next universe ''unchanged''. Of course said novel is a non-canon CrackFic written by the author, so take that as you will.²* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Initially, he's portrayed as being reclusive, extremely rude, and possibly even mentally unstable. As time went on, those traits got toned down considerably to where he seemed more eccentric than anything else. He almost seems like a different character in the one-shots compared to how he seemed at his first appearance.²** His Stand, Heaven's Door, also subtly evolves after Rohan's debut arc. Originally it required looking at a page he had drawn to activate, and left the victim [[AndIMustScream largely paralyzed but conscious]] and required him to manually erase the memory of being affected by it. In later arcs, he first gains the ability to activate it by ''drawing in midair'', until it settles on having a psychic manifestation that Rohan can see and talk through like the other protagonists' stands. It also renders its victim unconscious while under its effect, with no memory of the stand's activation.²* CreativeSterility: Fears this to the point that he reluctantly signs up for strange assignments to attain "inspiration" even though he can just tell at a glance that they're bound to go sideways.²* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Later activations involve instantaneous death, but when [[spoiler:Bites the Dust kills Rohan, he experiences a series of smaller explosions in different areas of his body without immediately dying before blowing up entirely]].²* CuriosityKilledTheCast: Despite having one of the most broken Stands in Part 4, Rohan constantly falls for traps set by enemy Stand users due to his curiosity. Cheap Trick would never have latched on him if he hadn't gone out of his way to see the original user's back. It doesn't help that he's fairly short-sighted outside of his work.²* DefeatMeansFriendship: Only partially. Rohan gets along very well with Hazamada and Koichi, but not Josuke. He was defeated by the latter, mind you.²* {{Determinator}}: Even if he is beaten bloody and a bookshelf has fallen on him, he will ''still'' pick up a pen and write down inspiration, such as the story behind Josuke's hairstyle. In the words of Koichi, "good and bad aside, his work ethic is truly commendable". ²* DistressedDude: In the Highway Star arc, he falls into the respective Stand's trap in a tunnel and Josuke has to hunt down the user to save him.²* EarlyBirdCameo: In the TV anime, he appears as a silhouette in the crowd watching the robbery that Josuke foils.²* EquivalentExchange: The real ability of his grandmother's Gucci bag. It "stores" the value of money and other high-priced goods inside of it and provides items of equivalent worth that the user requires when they are desperately in need.²* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: When he discovers that a Gucci bag he inherited from his late grandmother might have been cursed to steal from her whenever she put objects of high monetary value inside, he travels all the way to Italy's main outlet to have them "fix" the bag on principle.²* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even back when he was evil, he was openly repulsed by Hazamada's actions after reading him with Heaven's Door.²* {{Fiction 500}}: The wealth gained from the popularity of his manga allows him to buy Gucci, Armani, and ''mountain ranges'' with enough money to make [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Scrooge McDuck]] green with envy. The last of those temporarily bankrupted him, mind.²* FreudianExcuse: His proclivities toward the horror genre, mystery-solving, and general unpleasantness can all be traced back to a very repressed and very traumatic childhood experience involving a serial killer attacking his home when he was a child and murdering his babysitter.²* TheFriendNobodyLikes: While they do appreciate his contributions to the investigation, nearly everyone agrees that Rohan is an extremely unpleasant individual. Even [[NiceGuy Koichi]] is still unnerved around him from time to time. This suits Rohan just fine, since he has little interest in the rest of them in return, beyond being his allies in uncovering Kira. The only exceptions to this are with Koichi, [[OnlyFriend the only friend he truly respects]], Joseph Joestar, an elderly man that he respects, and Josuke, [[WithFriendsLikeThese the only friend he]] '''[[WithFriendsLikeThese really]]''' [[WithFriendsLikeThese hates]].²** When Josuke tries cheating Rohan at cee-lo, he states the only reason he puts up with Josuke was due to his connection to Koichi and Joseph.²** Though by the time of the ''Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe'' spinoffs, he and Josuke seem to be on better terms.²* {{God Mode|rs}}: His Stand amounts to this, especially once it becomes clear in ''Rohan au Louvre'' that he can even use it on himself. He can make it impossible for others to attack him, and if he had just a little more motivation, he could have been one of the most fearsome characters in the series with it.²* GoodIsNotNice: Sure, he's a [[JerkAss jerk]], but he's more or less on the side of good; he may have used people for their stories, but he is one of the most proactive characters searching for Kira.²* {{Haunted Hero|ine}}: From the manga to the one-shots, every story about Rohan involves him encountering ghosts.²* HeroOfAnotherStory: Is this in ''Rohan at the Louvre'', a graphic novel written by Araki where he investigates a supposedly cursed painting at the Louvre in Paris.²* HeroicBuild: In his spin-off adventures, he's noticeably less skinny with many of his more sinister and creepy facial traits either being downplayed or removed entirely.²* HeyYou: In the D.N.A. one-shot, Rohan meets Yukako Yamagishi but genuinely doesn't remember her name, so he addresses her with "you" for a time before asking for her name, which irritates her.²* HiddenHeartOfGold: He tends to cover up his true feelings with his arrogance, although he is not without his sincere moments, as seen when bidding farewell to the ghost of Reimi Sugimoto. ²* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Rohan's expressed desire not to be bothered hides his true wish to experience an extraordinary adventure.²* InseriesNickname: Reimi calls him "Rohan-chan/Little Rohan" because [[spoiler: she used to be his babysitter]]. Everyone else calls him "Rohan-sensei". ²* IntergenerationalFriendship: Outside of Koichi, the only person he seems to be friendly with is the elderly Joseph. The two have a number of friendly talks and Joseph seems curious about Rohan's manga.²* ItsAllAboutMe: And he's right to a degree. Just not in the manner he expected or wanted.²* ItsPersonal: He's even more motivated to bring down Kira when he learns that one of Kira's victims once babysat him at her home on the same night Kira chose to start his murdering spree. She [[HeroicSacrifice neglected her own safety so she could ensure that Rohan would not be killed as well]]. [[IOweYouMyLife Suffice to say that Rohan becomes determined to repay her sacrifice.]]²* {{Jerkass}}: He's nice enough to his fans at first glance, but once you get to know him, Rohan is really not that nice of a guy. He's constantly looking down on others, and wants nothing to do with anyone that doesn't help him further his work. Said furthering work can even involve forcing people against their will to be used as resources for inspiration for his manga. Even beyond his obsession with his work, Rohan is obsessed with winning and never lowering his guard. He's a stubborn, prideful individual that rarely has time for kindness. ²* KryptoniteIsEverywhere: After learning to draw Heaven's Door in midair, his power basically amounts to "if you can see him and he knows you're there, he wins." Because of this, every opponent he goes up against after his HeelFaceTurn is either immune to Heaven's Door or has some way to negate it, at which he then either has to find a cleverer way to defeat it or gets his ass handed to him.²* LackOfEmpathy: Caused by a combination of his inborn eccentricity and his pride in his skills as an artist, Rohan believes that normal people are a waste of his precious time, and will ONLY show his ''barely'' kind and caring side to those who earn his respect. He ''does'' slowly gain some after befriending Koichi.²* LaserGuidedAmnesia: By turning people's flesh into pages, he can rip the pages out, taking their memories and weight.²* LaserGuidedKarma: Spends the majority of his introduction mind probing others against their will, only to pummeled by Josuke as a result of abusing Koichi's knowledge about his friend's red buttons.²* MadArtist: He is eccentric, arrogant, reclusive, and initially comes across as sociopathic, though he shows his nicer side later.²* AManOfWealthAndTaste: Wealthy, yes. Buys top classy brands, oh definitely. Taste? Well... His are as "different" as his personality.²* MindProbe: The power of his Stand, Heaven's Door. Learning people's deepest secrets and giving them unbreakable mental commands are just the beginning.²* MeaningfulName: In ''Rohan au Louvre'', he explains that his parents combined the characters for "tied to" and "the ephemeral" to give him the name "Rohan". This explains why he seems to always attract wandering spirits.²* MrFanservice: Especially after ArtEvolution kicks in and makes him significantly more handsome compared to his debut appearance. Not to mention Rohan has an UnlimitedWardrobe and is almost always wearing clothes that [[BareYourMidriff bares his navel]].²* MostWritersAreWriters: Obviously shares the same profession as Araki and is one of the main characters in Part 4 and the protagonist of several spin-offs.²* MundaneMadeAwesome: He has, without a doubt, the '''MOST EPIC''' ''drawing skills'' '''EVER'''.²* MuseAbuse: Type B; He's both incredibly talented and desperate for his work to be read. To suit this, he uses Heaven's Door to turn anyone with life experiences interesting to him into a muse, one he can control and at risk of dying from all the pages of their life he tears out. When Hazamada vomits in disgust at how far he goes for a story, he immediately becomes fascinated and tries to draw it. Even after getting beaten half to death by Josuke, he still seeks a pen and paper to write down the experience on.²* NiceHat: Heavens's Door has one.²* NoExportForYou: Invoked. His comics have Taiwanese and French translations, but no English. According to Rohan, [[TakeThat the American industry has no taste and won't publish him]].²* NoEyeInMagic: His Heaven's Door works on eye contact with his works, so closing your eyes is a simple but effective strategy. Barring that, being incapable of comprehending it, such as being in a literal ''blind rage'', is effective in a pinch, as demonstrated by Josuke.²* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: If one seems interesting enough to him, he will try to literally read them like a book.²* OddFriendship: With Koichi Hirose. He is the one person Rohan does consider his friend.²* OneLiner: From the Highway Star arc:²--> ''"However, I refuse."''²* {{Otaku}}: Unsurprisingly, for a manga artist. In order to afford to buy the mountain range, he had to sell his copies of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' and his ''Manga/SailorMoon'' figures.²* PersonalityPowers: Heaven's Door is perfect for someone with writer's block.²* PrettyFreeloaders: Shortly after Part 4, he bankrupts himself by buying a mountain that was set to be demolished because it was a muse of sorts, resulting in him mooching off of Koichi's family and then Okuyasu's.²* ProgressivelyPrettier: In his debut arc, he started out very plain-looking with some tendency to make creepy expressions. After Araki's drastic style change in the middle of the story, he becomes one of the most well-known {{Bishonen}}s of Part 4. ²* PsychicAssistedSuicide: Heaven's Door is fully capable of inflicting this on others. [[spoiler:He threatens to force Okuyasu Nijimura to burn himself to death with a lighter in order to force Josuke to face him head-on, as opposed to running away and getting help.]]²* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Invoked InUniverse. Rohan is obsessed to gain every possible type of data from the real world for his research to make his work feel as "realistic" as possible. ²** It's also another point to bring up in the whole AuthorAvatar thing. In the author's note section of volume 35, Araki wrote that he's against environmental destruction, and brings up that he recently visited his hometown, and a mountain that was there has been bulldozed to make room for a housing complex. Pretty much the same thing happened to Rohan in ''Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe - Mutsukabekaza'', but Rohan just bought the entire mountain range instead of letting it get bulldozed, going bankrupt in the process. So, it's pretty obvious that Araki didn't take this lying down.²* ReclusiveArtist: An InUniverse example, and he's somewhat infamous for it. A side note states that if someone tries to visit him, he'll usually pretend he's not home.²* RewritingReality: His Stand, Heaven's Door, has the ability to alter a target's thoughts, memories, and even their physical space. It even makes them capable of doing physically impossible things if he wishes - he saves Josuke from the hands of the dead by writing "Josuke flies backwards at 70 KPH" in him. As of ''Rohan au Louvre'', he can even use the ability on himself.²** It's offhandedly mentioned that Rohan also used it to write "Fluent in Italian" in Koichi prior to Part 5. That's right, he can bestow actual knowledge even if neither he or the recipient know it already.²* RummageSaleReject: Seriously, try to find one scene where he's wearing ''anything'' resembling ''normal clothes''. Good luck.²* SequentialArtist: Rohan is not quite Araki's AuthorAvatar[[labelnote:here]]Rohan lives in the ''[=JoJo=]'' version of Araki's hometown and Araki would personally prefer Heaven's Door as his own stand, but Rohan is rude to his fans but Araki doesn't want to scare his away, Araki likes Josuke but Rohan can't stand him, Rohan thinks Americans have no taste but ''[=JJBA=]'' is famous for its inspiration from western culture[[/labelnote]], and Araki himself has mentioned in interviews that his personality is nothing like Rohan's despite the superficial similarities, but he is a distillation and exaggeration of Araki's philosophy on creating manga. ²* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: He bought a few mountains in order to stop construction so he could proceed with research for his manga in an undisturbed environment. He went bankrupt in the process, but money is never an object to him anyway.²* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: When Josuke attempts to trick him into betting enormous amounts of money in a gambling game [[spoiler:involving an alien disguised as dice]], Rohan becomes so focused on figuring out how Josuke cheats that he fails to notice that his ''very'' expensive home is '''on fire'''. He then proceeds to '''''[[{{Determinator}} ignore the fire entirely]]''''', still hell-bent on figuring out Josuke's scheme. Later on, it is shown that he was quick to pay for the extremely high housing repair costs incurred due to the fire without so much as batting an eyelash.²* SenseFreak: Once cut open a spider and licked it so he can draw it better.²* {{Shonen}}: Apparently Rohan's editors believed that he needed more [[BuxomIsBetter large-breasted female characters]] for his manga to be successful. It seems that his manga, ''Pink Dark Boy'', is an action story full of young men and was able to become [[AuthorAvatar a massive hit]] even without the addition of more female characters. Building upon this, he is particularly drawn to Koichi as the lad exhibits several laudable traits associated with the genre.²* StoryWithinAStory: The author of ''Pink Dark Boy'', a wildly popular manga that Koichi and Hazamada are fans of. Heaven's Door takes a very similar appearance to its protagonist.²* ShutUpHannibal: One of his favorite things is to find someone who thinks they're hot shit offering things to lesser beings, and then say "No" straight to their faces.²* SoleSurvivor: Of the murders in the Sugimoto household. A four-year-old Rohan was spending the night in Reimi's home with her and her dog Arnold, but they were attacked by Yoshikage Kira; Reimi's fast intervention saved Rohan's life, but she and Arnold were slain.²* StoryBreakerPower: Though not to the extent of characters in other parts, Rohan is absent or distracted during several critical fights in Part 4, because otherwise his Stand would easily tip the balance in favor of the heroes. ²* TemptingFate: When he uses ''Heaven's Door'' on Hayato Kawajiri, one of his pages doesn't have anything on it except for a warning not to read further. ''Heaven's Door'' is supposed to only reveal personal information, so something like this makes absolutely '''no''' sense. Rohan continues reading anyway and [[spoiler:gets killed by ''Bites the Dust'']].²* TookALevelInKindness: While still a pretentious grouch, his spin-off adventures show him to be a tad nicer since he has since gotten closure on a number of mysteries that plagued him in his youth.²* UnlimitedWardrobe: Is almost never seen wearing the same outfit, as each new arc has him wear an entirely different outfit, or in some cases, as shown in the anime, a PaletteSwap of another.²* WeirdnessMagnet: And not limited to people with Stands.²* WouldHurtAChild: He punches Ken when he become too annoying with his challenge to Rock-Paper-Scissors. Unfortunately, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard a punch counts as rock]].²* WriteWhatYouKnow: Invoked. Like Araki, he believes in researching reality to improve his stories. ''Maybe'' unlike Araki, he does some extreme things for that purpose. Early on, he tortures a spider to see how it reacts to pain, then kills it... but not before '''tasting''' it with a casual lick.²* WriteWhoYouKnow: In-universe example. Being able to literally read people like books comes in handy for when he needs inspiration for new characters...²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Reimi Sugimoto]]²!!Reimi Sugimoto²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Sayuri Hara (TV anime JP), Creator/KiraBuckland (TV Anime EN) Creator/RyoHirohashi (''All-Star Battle'')²²[[quoteright:270:]] ²²The ghost of Yoshikage Kira's first victim. She clues in Koichi and Rohan to the presence of a serial killer in Morioh.²-----²* AdaptationalDyeJob: While she was a brunette in the digital colored manga, her hair is pink in the anime.²* BigFriendlyDog: Her dog Arnold, who was killed shortly before she was and [[CanineCompanion remains with her in the afterlife as her ghostly companion]]. About the only negative is that his ghost still has the huge gash cut in his throat.²* ButNowIMustGo: At the end of the part, after Kira is finally defeated, Reimi and Arnold ascend to heaven.²* CoolBigSis: Was this to Rohan when he was 4 years old, as she was babysitting him on the night she was killed and prioritized his safety over her own.²* CuteGhostGirl: She is a very cute girl and Okuyasu immediately notes this when watching her photo.²* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Her hair and eye colors are both pink in the anime.²* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Both a figurative and literal example. Both Reimi and Arnold, who are Kira's first victims, are the ones who condemn him to his FateWorseThanDeath. Arnold literally bites Kira's hand off which caused him to turn around and be dragged away by the hands of Ghost Girl's Alley.]]²* HeroicSacrifice: She pushed a toddler Rohan out of a window before Kira murdered her.²* JacobMarleyApparel: Kira apparently leaves the same scar on everyone he kills, and the scar also appears on their ghosts.²* MamaBear: To Rohan when he was younger, whom she saved before being murdered.²* MeaningfulName: Aside from the ShoutOut below, "Rei" also means "spirit".²* NonProtagonistResolver: Well, kinda. [[spoiler: It's a half and half effort, Josuke and his friends do enough damage to end his threat and it just a odd stroke of fate that Kira is killed by the ambulance, so they did their job well enough on the mortal plane. Afterward, Kira continues to exist as a spirit with his Stand intact and intent on continuing his killing spree on anyone who enters the street. Reimi and her dog Arnold force him to turn around in the alley she resides in, causing his Stand and spirit to be destroyed. Thus being the ones to completely finish a Jojo villain off]].²* NothingIsScarier: When she shows a person her scar, the reader never sees it. One can only wonder how badly Kira used to mutilate people before Killer Queen gave him a cleaner way of handling corpses.²* OurGhostsAreDifferent: After her death, she choose to stay in the space in between Morioh and the afterlife until Kira is stopped from killing again.²* QuestGiver: As a ghost, she chooses to stay in Morioh in the hope of meeting someone willing to help her bring Kira, the man who has killed her and other girls, to justice. She introduces her story and the BigBad to the main characters.²* RoseHairedSweetie: She is very much a sweetie and the anime gave her pink hair.²* ShoutOut: She and her dog Arnold are named after two Syd Barrett-era Music/PinkFloyd singles, ''See Emily Play'' ("Reimi" is an anagram of "Emiri") and ''Arnold Layne''.²* {{Troll}}: Told her the tale of her death as a ghost story to screw with Rohan for mocking her nail polish. Later after she freaked them out did she do her QuestGiver thing. ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder:Hayato Kawajiri ('''SPOILERS''')]]²!!Hayato Kawajiri²!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RinaSato (TV anime JP), Laura Stahl (TV anime EN), Creator/YukoSato (''All-Star Battle'')²²[[quoteright:165:]] ²²Kosaku Kawajiri's son.²-----²* ActionSurvivor: When you're a little kid with no psychic powers to speak of, evading and exposing the serial killer who stole your father's face tends to be a rather harrowing task.²* ArchEnemy: In some sense, Hayato is this to Kira more than Josuke (the main character) himself. Case in point: he found that he has replaced his father, defeats "Bites the Dust" by touching Okuyasu's body so he'll die instead of his friends like in the previous loops, tricking Kira into revealing his identity to Josuke, and assists Josuke during the last battle helping him when Kira use Okuyasu's body like a bomb.²* AwesomenessByAnalysis: The manga makes it clear that despite Josuke's strength and own cleverness, Kira's defeat was partly due to Hayato's involvement. While Hayato cannot see Stands or even fight Kira, Hayato was able to figure out that Kira cannot create multiple bombs and that Kira is not immune to their effects. Likewise, Hayato was able to deduce that Kira trapped Okuyasu's body in hopes of killing Josuke, managing to stop Josuke before he touched Okuyasu's body.²* BackFromTheDead: He attempts to blackmail Kira by revealing that he has further evidence that will be found by authorities in the case of his death, but his threats only anger Kira, who uses Killer Queen to dispatch him. Immediately after, Kira begins to panic and is spontaneously pierced by the Arrow. With his new ability, "Bites the Dust", he activates a time loop that restores Hayato to life.²* BadassBoast: When Kira is surrounded on all sides by Josuke and the others, Hayato declares that no matter how fate may be on his side, no matter how many opportunities may come his way, none of that can measure up to the heart of justice that they have brought to bear. This serves as the lynchpin for Kira's VillainousBreakdown.²* BadassNormal: Not only does he have no Stand power, he's an elementary school kid with no combat experience to speak of. Despite this, he's the first person to catch on to the villain, and he subsequently escapes his elaborate trap, throws himself in harm's way in a determined attempt to make sure Kira gets what he deserves, and he becomes the only non-Stand user in the series that has ever managed to defeat a Stand user (Stray Cat) until part 7, albeit non-violently. He more than qualifies.²* BreakTheCutie: A lot of crap happens to this poor boy, and boy oh boy, is it a ''long'' TraumaCongaLine.²* CreepyChild: Hayato is a quiet boy who spends most of his time in his bedroom. He rarely speaks to his parents, preferring to spy on them with electronic devices he has planted in their room. According to his mother, he has no close friends.²* {{Determinator}}: Despite being a young child, he has one of the most determined and persistent streaks of anyone in the ''series''. During the finale, he even intentionally sets off one of Kira's bombs, having faith that Josuke would heal him before he could die of catastrophic blood loss.²* DudeLooksLikeALady: His long hair makes him rather androgynous-looking. Not especially weird, since he's prepubescent.²* EleventhHourRanger: Though he's on Kira's case from the moment he enters his life in the last third of the story, he only formally meets the gang during the penultimate arc of the story, which leads directly into the final battle. Still, he's instrumental in both of these fights, even without a Stand.²* KidHero: As an 11-year-old elementary student, he's of the youngest heroes in the series and the most active out of the past child characters. It's [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior almost unsettling]] how far he's willing to go to defeat Kira; he's rigged cameras all over the house to monitor for him, fully intended to kill him with Stray Cat's air bullets, and was completely willing to commit a HeroicSacrifice ''in two separate situations'' to save other people.²* HeroicSacrifice: Tries to kill himself with an Exacto knife when Bites The Dust is about to trigger and kill Josuke's group. Unfortunately for him, Bites The Dust is designed to keep ''him'' alive.²* {{Muggle}}: He has no Stand powers and knows nothing about Stands, but he is capable of seeing Kira's slayings with ''Bite the Dust'' due to being its carrier and understands that he has powers of some sort. The anime adaptation also makes him the first (and so far only) Non-User to see a Stand that doesn't have a corporeal form like Superfly when Bites The Dust sits on his chest as he's being flung back from the loop where Josuke, Jotaro, Okuyasu, and Koichi died.²* PapaWolf: Inverted; ironic in that, being just a child, he's willing to die and even kill to protect his mother from Kira in the guise of his father.²* ProperlyParanoid: He places hidden cameras around the house and films his father while he is going to work for months, because he suspects that he has been replaced by someone who looks exactly the same.²* TraumaCongaLine: Hayato's father was killed, his face literally ripped off to provide a serial killer a cover to hide his identity with. His mother falls in love with said disguised serial killer, not knowing of the true nature of her "husband". When Hayato figures out the truth, Kira proceeds to turn him into a Stand-triggered bomb that will kill anyone who tries to investigate Kira; it also traps Hayato in a never-ending GroundhogDayLoop for each time the bomb is triggered. The bomb's victims also happen to include his friends and he is forced to watch as they are killed gruesomely in front of him. When he finally figures out how Bites The Dust works, he tries to kill himself twice -- first with an Exacto knife (it fails, due to Bites the Dust keeping ''him'' alive), then by touching Okuyasu's mortally injured body so Bites the Dust will kill Hayato instead. And even though Kira was defeated, killed, and posthumously punished as a spirit, Hayato still wasn't satisfied with the resolution because it meant his father's killer basically got off scot-free for his crimes. In the epilogue, his mother foregoes eating dinner in favor of waiting for a husband and father who will never come back, causing Hayato to break down in tears and offer to wait with her, not wanting to break his mother's heart by telling her the ugly truth.²* TykeBomb: A literal one in that Kira uses him as a carrier of Bites the Dust to kill the rest of the cast.²* WeakButSkilled: See BadassNormal. Despite being a little boy with no special abilities, he's able to figure out how Stands work (to a remarkably accurate extent) without any outside assistance, and with his observational and deductive skills is able to defeat a Stand (Stray Cat) without a Stand of his own, and even manages to use Stray Cat to land what would have been a killshot on Kira if it wasn't for Kira being insanely lucky. During the final battle, he spends a lot of time acting as the brains while Josuke (and friends) do the actual fighting.²* WalkingSpoiler: Of a sort. His role in the story is directly connected to the fact that his real dad has been killed and replaced by Yoshikage Kira.²* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Hayato is very observative and intelligent for a child his age. Lampshaded by Josuke.²--->"You are really just a grade schooler?"²* WhyAmITicking: Hayato himself is unaffected, but him carrying ''Bites the Dust'' leads to the deaths of all the heroes, not that it sticks.²* YouKilledMyFather: While his opposition to Kira is predominantly about protecting his still-living mother, in the finale, he reveals that part of his animosity stems from Kira killing his father, the real Kosaku, in order to impersonate him. Even after Kira's defeat and death, Hayato still wanted him punished for his father's murder so he could get proper closure.²[[/folder]]


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