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    Josuke Higashikata 

Josuke Higashikata (Stand: Soft & Wet)

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (All-Star Battle (R), Eyes of Heaven)

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"Shh... Soft... & Wet..."
Soft & Wet

♪ I like large fries,
I like large fries,
I like large fries,
but not fried chicken! ♪

A youth who Yasuho happens upon one day, wearing nothing but a sailor hat and half-buried near an uplifted fault line colloquially called "Wall Eyes". While he knows the things any normal person would (except for his unexplained innate talent to accurately measure sizes and distances by mere eyesight), he has no memories regarding his own identity. Along with his quirky personality, he has numerous odd physical attributes, such as a star-shaped birthmark on his back and four testicles. Yasuho decides to name him after her childhood dog, Josuke, and decides to help him investigate his identity. Along the way, she sets him up with family friends the Higashikatas as his guardians.

Josuke's Stand is Soft & Wet (named after a Prince song), which produces "soap bubbles" (later shown to be strings vibrating so fast they look spherical) which steal "something" from whatever they come in contact with. Soft & Wet has plundered objects and people of their odors, the sounds they produce, their friction, fur and hair, and moisture, as well as oxygen in the lungs and eyesight. Another bubble can then release the attribute or imbue a different object with what had been stolen. The soap bubbles are also capable of explosive force, as well as being able to push and move people.

While he is named Josuke after the protagonist of Diamond is Unbreakable, it should be noted that his name is actually written differently (Part 4 仗助 versus Part 8 定助). In the All-Star Battle localization, they differentiate between the two by referring to them as "Josuke Higashikata 4" and "Josuke Higashikata 8" respectively. Western fans tend to refer to him as Gappy instead, referring to the gap in his teeth.


  • 11th-Hour Superpower: During the final battle against Wonder of U, he discovers and uses Soft & Wet: Go Beyond, a special bubble that shoots out of his birthmark that uses the power of the Spin, transceding reality and becoming 'non-existant', allowing it to bypass Wonder of U's Calamity. On top of this, it can directly and permanently destroy a user-less Stand, which due to how Stand works was a previously impossible feat. note 
  • Abandoned Catchphrase:
    • Used to frequently ask, "Who am I?" and variations thereof, before finding out who he was.
    • He seldom said "I'm going to say it again... amply." Unlike the above, it was only used 3 times and never again.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The manga has him wearing white clothes, Eyes of Heaven uses white in his official render, but orange for his default palette, and officials illustration can also make his outfit pink, blue, turquoise, or tan. He is also unique in the franchise for a skin color variant: All-Star Battle features a Color-Coded Multiplayer Palette Swap with vitiligo, alluding to his nature as a Fusion Dance.
  • Amnesiacs are Innocent: Although Josuke isn't exactly childlike, he has somewhat strange misconceptions about many day-to-day things — for example, he doesn't seem to grasp that you sleep on top of a mattress, not between it and the bed frame.
  • Amnesiac Hero: He woke up near the Wall Eyes with no memory of who he was. This is because he was formed by the fusion of Kira and Josefumi, meaning that he had no life prior to his unearthing.
  • Anti-Hero:
    • Played With. Everything he's done in the part is in his own interest, with his allies being seen as stepping stones to further his goal. Unless your name is Yasuho, he is liable to kill you if you get on his bad side. It's Played With because by the time he figured out who he was, people all around town were trying to kill him or ruin his life one way or another. It's hard to blame him for being ruthless in return.
    • The fact that he Would Hit a Girl, as seen when he hits Kei with Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs after finding out she was the user of Born This Way, is what confirms this, given that Araki’s personal view of a hero is someone who would never hurt children or women.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: He has impressive deductive skills, likely inherited from the extremely intelligent Yoshikage Kira. He also has amazing peripheral vision, and is able to measure distances and objects just by looking at them, akin to the original Yoshikage Kira from Part 4. He seems to have inherited this ability from Holly Joestar-Kira, who’s technically his mother.
  • Best Served Cold: Josuke (unwittingly) avenges himself by killing Tamaki Damo, the one who ruined both Kira and Josefumi's lives and forced them to fuse.
  • Bizarre Human Biology: His eyes have the markings of two colors together along with having four testicles, all due to being the result of a fusion between Josefumi and Kira.
  • Bubble Gun: Soft & Wet utilizes bubbles. It can use soap bubbles to "steal" small objects or properties of a target temporarily until the bubble pops and whatever was inside is returned.
  • Character Development: As the mystery surrounding the Locacaca Fruit and his own identity gears up, he becomes much smarter and way more ruthless. He also begins dealing with his opponents lethally where necessary, such as his rather brutal murder of Tamaki Damo. Josuke also noticeably becomes colder to those he meets, and starts exhibiting more personality traits in-line with his previous identity as Kira.
  • Character Tics: In early chapters, he constantly measures the heights of people and distances between objects in exact measurements in his internal monologue, seemingly as a way to express his blank, analytical personality with no memories to rely on. This fades out over time as he gains more experiences to form his personality on.
  • Chest Insignia: Soft and Wet has a huge anchor symbol on its chest, matching the small one on Josuke's outfit, in line with its user's sailor aesthetic. It also serves as a minor Mythology Gag to the original Josuke, who also had a small anchor symbol on his outfit.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: His vast intellect is inversely proportional to his grasp on common sense.
  • Combination Attack: The Invisible & Explosive Spin, Josuke's own spin on the Spin, is a technique that involves spinning extremely thin strings, in contrast to Johnny & Gyro's heavy reliance on spinning in accordance to the Golden Ratio. By spinning strings that have a thinness so infinitely close to zero, the spherical "bubbles" they create are practically nonexistent and thus invisible; all that's there is their explosive spin. They're essentially an attack that can pass and travel through anything, but cannot be controlled and can only be shot directly out from his birthmark. To counteract this, Josuke relies on Yasuho and Paisley Park's guidance ability, using the route her Stand took through the internet and phone signals. He shoots these nonexistent bubbles into his phone which then come flying out of her phone at their target. The result?
    Josuke: Soft & Wet: Go Beyond! That bubble does not exist anywhere!
  • Composite Character: Taken to ridiculous extremes. While he's apparently the AU counterpart of Josuke early on, we are led to believe his true identity is Yoshikage Kira. Later on, not only do we find out that Kira himself is a Composite Character of Kira and Jotaro, but that Josuke himself is a Fusion Dance (i.e. the literal version of this trope), being a synthesis of Kira and another man ultimately revealed to be Josefumi Kujo, who looks like Josuke Higashikata from Part 4 and has a first name referencing Joseph Joestar and a last name referencing Jotaro Kujo.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
    • Josuke from Part 4 is a good contender for the most normal main character in the series. Aside from the circumstances of his birth, his ire towards anyone who insults his hair, and his gambling habit, he was basically an easy-going high school student with a good heart. Josuke from Part 8, on the other hand, is a good candidate for the weirdest main character, being physically abnormal, amnesiac, behaviorally eccentric, and the result of a Fusion Dance.
    • Josuke's ultimate ability, Go Beyond, which makes use of the Explosive Spin, is the opposite of the final form of Johnny's Stand, ACT 4's Infinite Rotation. ACT 4 uses the Golden Spin harness the power of infinity that allows him to bypass dimensional barriers and even stopped time, but it is unable to overcome the logic of calamity. Go Beyond represents a state of nothingness that is able to bypass calamity. Also, while Johnny's ACT 4 was attained by his experiences and training with the Spin, Go Beyond is an ability that is innate to Josuke as a result of the circumstances of his birth.
  • Deliberate Injury Gambit: Goes out into the rain, currently deadly due to the Head Doctor's Stand, in order to get injured and be taken on an ambulance to the University Hospital; thereby knocking him unconscious, technically losing the will to pursue and deactivating the Stand; and reach the Head Doctor (currently at said hospital) safely.
  • Determinator: He is completely determined in his goals and will do whatever it takes to accomplish them. He even intentionally goes out in deadly rain just to get closer to the Head Doctor, knowing full well any attempt at pursuing him is extremely dangerous.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He ultimately manages to destroy Wonder of U, a Stand that not only was able to exist past its user's death but described as the incarnation of the Law of Calamity itself, through a mix of Soft & Wet: Go Beyond and a good ol' Stand Rush Beatdown, literally blasting it to bits.
  • Does Not Like Spam: When Yasuho asks him to sing, Josuke sings a little song about how he likes large fries, but not fried chicken.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness:
    • Soft & Wet's bubbles are focused around stealing the properties of an object they touch in the first part of the story. About the time of the A. Phex Brothers fight, the ability is instead focused around its previously-stated property for the bubbles to contain objects themselves.
    • Soft & Wet's first Stand cry was "ORA ORA ORA" with an ARA mixed in. This disappeared in subsequent cries.
  • Emergency Transformation: In his attempt to get to the Head Doctor, Josuke suffers nearly critical injuries and is forced to administer a medicine made of the Locacaca fruit. As a result, stone grows on his left side in a dotted line-like pattern, including a stone in his eye. Fortunately for him, they eventually come off during the battle against Obladi Oblada.
  • Flower Motifs: On the August 2012 cover of Ultra Jump, while Yasuho is surrounded by roses, Josuke is surrounded by orchids. "Orchid" is Greek for "testicle".
  • Fusion Dance: "Josuke" is the fusion of this continuity's Yoshikage Kira (who occupies Jotaro's spot on the family tree) and a second man named Josefumi Kujo (who is based on Part 4's Josuke), resulting in four testicles, eyes split down the middle in two colors, a tongue split down the middle into two merged but still different and uneven halves, and All Star Battle features a costume that gives him patchy, two-toned skin in the manner of vitiligo. Soft & Wet is also the combination of Yoshikage Kira and Josefumi Kujo's Stands (Killer Queen's exploding soap bubbles and the original Soft & Wet’s ability to absorb aspects), and these bubbles themselves are two halves of uneven spheres.
  • Genius Ditz: He's very good with numbers and extremely tactical despite having no memories to work off of.
  • Genre Savvy: While running from a Stand, he comments that in horror movies, running to the second floor is a bad idea.
  • Happily Adopted: Becomes a part of the Higashikata family at the end of the story.
  • Having a Blast: Soft & Wet's bubbles can explode and cause direct damage, a holdover from Kira's own abilities. Later on, he gains his own equivalent of the original Kira's explosive air bubbles through his own application of both the Spin and alternate universe Killer Queen's bomb power. In this case, instead of being invisible and requiring the user's advanced calculating ability to predict their exact location, Josuke can't control their flight path and requires outside assistance to land a hit. But when it does, the damage is equally devastating.
  • Hello, Sailor!: Let's face it, he may not be gay as far as can be told, but he's totally rocking that sailor fetish outfit. Some promotional images don't bother to pretend otherwise and just show him stripping. Ironically, he's one of the most unambiguously heterosexual JoJos, since his Love Interest is his female sidekick.
  • The Hero: Acts as this for Part 8, being the most active in the fight against the Rock Humans.
  • Hyper-Awareness: His impressive peripheral vision has saved him many a times from the inhuman tactics of the Rock Humans. The most standout display is when he detects the assault of an enemy Stand positioned directly behind him when he had his focus entirely on chasing the Head Doctor.
  • I Am What I Am: In the epilogue, Josuke doesn't mind his identity as the fused result of Josefumi and Kira. Fully stating that he's neither of them, and he's just himself.
  • The Kirk: Forms a Freudian Trio with when Mamezuku joins him and Yasuho, and is the leader of the group.
  • Liquid Assets: Soft & Wet can form soap bubbles that, when popped, can plunder anything from whatever they were on. So far, he was able to steal water from a woman's body, causing her to become thirsty, to stealing the sound in a room, making it soundproof. It can even steal stuff such as hair, and even small wounds. When they pop, they release whatever they stole to whatever popped them, making the noise they kept from sounding sound, placing hair on someone else, etc. In All-Star Battle, he uses Soft & Wet to steal the opponent's vision with his HHA and their friction with his GHA, as well as his own friction in one of his attacks.
  • Mistaken for Misogynist: When investigating Kira's apartment, Yasuho finds a photo-book depicting falsified pictures of Kira engaging in misconduct and mistaking Josuke for Kira caused Yasuho to flee in disgust.
  • Naked on Arrival: In his first appearance, he's half-buried in the ground and wearing nothing but a sailor hat.
  • Naked First Impression: Seems to have scarred Yasuho for life.
    Yasuho: Between his legs, in his pelvic region... There were a total of four... Absolutely, there were four testicles... Four! Four testicles. Thankfully, there was only a single penis. the important point is, there were two pairs of testicles. This is completely insane... The moment I saw them is scorched into my memory eternally... Perhaps it was better that I never mentioned it at the time?
  • Nice Guy: He's very sweet and earnest to people who haven't screwed him over yet. Especially to Yasuho.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: While Josuke isn't a bad guy, he is merciless in battle and will use anything in his arsenal to win. Tamaki Damo, cornered and grievously injured, begs him to spare his life, promising to help him. Josuke reacts by smashing his head into pieces across the pavement.
  • No Romantic Resolution: Ultimately, his relationship with Yasuho by the end of the Part remains ambiguous. While they're by no means on bad terms, nothing official is made and Josuke is more focused with his new family.
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: Prefers to sleep under the mattress instead of on top of it, likely due to first waking up halfway buried under the earth.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Josuke eventually learns to weaponize this trope. Mamezuku eventually makes Josuke aware of the fact that Soft & Wet's "bubbles" are really infinitesimally thin lines spinning at high speed into the shape of a sphere. This makes them infinitely close to being functionally non-existant, removing them from normal causality and creating an almost perfect counter to Wonder of U's ability known as Soft & Wet: Go Beyond.
  • Outside-the-Box Tactic: After his Deliberate Injury Gambit, he devises a plan that insures he doesn't have to pursue the Head Doctor, he just has to be in a certain room while waiting for the Head Doctor to reach him instead.
  • Parents in Distress: At first Josuke is just trying to find out who he really is. when Josuke discovers he is actually a fusion of two individuals, Yoshikage Kira and Josefumi Kujo, he sets out to find a way to cure Kira's mother Holly (who by proxy is his own mother now and Josuke definitely sees it this way) by chasing the Locacaca fruit which can grant miracles through Equivalent Exchange.
  • Permafusion: It's eventually revealed that Josuke, the man we've been following since the start of the story, is a permanent fusion between Josefumi Kujo and Yoshikage Kira of that universe by the way of the Wall Eyes merging them together in an attempt to save them from death.
  • Quest for Identity: The entire crux of JoJolion is revolved around who he really is. Even after he discovers his previous identities, he still struggles with who he is. In the latter half of JoJolion, he's fiercely dedicated to saving Holly by getting the New Locacaca; reasoning that that's the only way he can prove himself and his identity.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Though he speaks perfectly casually depending on who he's with.
  • Shared Unusual Trait: He carries both Josefumi's gentle agriculture and Kira's standoffish-but-determined state.
  • Sherlock Scan: Can accurately measure distances from afar; presumably a take on the original Kira's somewhat impressive analytical abilities. He also correctly assesses that Urban Guerrilla is a doctor in his public life, just by observing his manner of speech.
  • Ship Tease: With Yasuho, big time. Both Josuke and Yasuho blushed heavily when asked about one another by others, and become either defensive or nervous when asked about their relationship. They've thought sincerely about each other and even held hands on more than one occasion. At this point, the only thing not making this an Official Couple is the lack of the words "Boyfriend and Girlfriend".
  • Signature Headgear: A sailor cap that is apparently a Joestar tradition, having started all the way back with Johnny Joestar, shortly after the end of Steel Ball Run.
  • Super-Reflexes: Josuke and Soft & Wet react extremely quickly, as seen when he essentially outdraws Nijimura and Yotsuyu Yagiyama on separate occasions, despite them having a significant range advantage/the element of surprise. Tellingly, Josuke seems to like surprising his enemies with a short barrage of nigh-instantaneous rabbit punches, as opposed to the extensive and drawn-out beatdowns that other Joestars inflict on their cornered opponents.
  • Superpower Lottery: Soft & Wet's extremely versatile ability and physical strength make it insanely devastating in a direct fight, as evidenced by how easily Josuke's defeated everyone he's fought once he's been able to directly confront him. Enemy Stand requires precise positioning? Take away the ground's friction. Enemy's underwater? Take away their oxygen so they have to resurface. Enemy's trying to poison you? Just seal up the poison and release it in their faces instead. The only things keeping it from being a Story-Breaker Power is the predominance of non-fights where confrontations don't have direct combat and a number of long-range and automatic Stands that can harass Josuke without putting their users in direct danger.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Surprisingly enough, Josuke isn't just this for his Part 4 counterpart, but also for Diavolo. Diavolo was two people in one body, while Josuke is two people fused into one new entity. Diavolo was obsessed with keeping his identity a secret, while Josuke's motivation for the first half of the part was finding his own identity out. Diavolo could erase time, while Josuke can remove aspects of objects. Diavolo, in his youth, wished to be a sailor, while Josuke is dressed up as a sailor.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Looking closely shows that each eye is split down the middle and a different color on each half of the iris. This is because each eye is actually two fused together.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Soft & Wet is built like a boxer, with a huge barrel chest and long, well-muscled, if unusually lean, arms.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: "Josuke" claims he has no recollection of even his name. As we soon discover, it's not so much that he lost his memories — since he's the combination of two people who were buried near the Wall Eyes, he may just not have any memories.
  • Vague Age: He's younger than 29, could pass for a high-schooler, but also looks and acts similarly to college students Yasuho and Joshu. Josuke refers to himself as being (tentatively) nineteen, which is how old Josefumi was before he died. Since he is a new being without the lived experiences of his components, he's technically less than a year old.
  • Villain Killer: He ends up killing most of the villains in JoJolion whenever he gets the chance, the first being an accident, but every one afterwards being completely intentional.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Multiple times. Very quickly. As Kei had been trying to kill him and nearly succeeded.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: His hesitation in hurting the zombie baby during the Blue Hawaii arc is what makes him lose the fight.

    Yasuho Hirose 

Yasuho Hirose (Stand: Paisley Park)

Voiced by: Eri Kitamura (All-Star Battle (R))

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"Y...You came... I finally... finally... get to see you again... Oh, I missed you..."
Paisley Park

"Well, be that way if you want... I'm not looking out for you here... The most dangerous thing you could do right now is 'stay quiet'."

A girl who discovers Josuke near one of the mysterious "Wall Eyes" and ends up embroiled in the mystery surrounding his identity.

She has a long-range Stand named Paisley Park (named after another Prince song), which has abilities all revolving around manipulating technology.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Her right arm is torn off while she is disintegrating from her Stand being flushed down the toilet.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She threatens to push Dolomite into a mud pit if he doesn't spill the beans on his partner-in-crime.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She bails Josuke out when he succumbs to the effects of Blue Hawaii rather than hurt a child.
  • Brain Bleach: She really wanted some after getting a good look at Josuke's... nonstandard anatomy.
  • Breaking Old Trends: Yasuho is the first leading female character who is neither routinely denied action (as with Lisa Lisa, Trish, and Lucy) nor killed off (as with Jolyne, Ermes, Hot Pants, and even Kei in this part).
  • Bungled Suicide: Tried to kill herself when she was thirteen due to the influence of a Rock Animal.
  • Cassandra Truth: Josuke and Rai don't believe her when she says the Rock Humans don't have the Locacaca branch.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Not as much as Josuke, but she definitely has her share of out there, ditzy moments. For example, getting excited when she finds out she can lick her elbow.
  • Conscience Makes You Go Back: After she dismissed Josuke upon seeing the fake photographs by Ojiro Sasame, she decided to return after considering Josuke's amnesia was genuine and that he isn't Kira.
  • Cut the Juice: A variation. Since Paisley Park is essentially an AI that travels through tech, isolating her from electronics and destroying the device she's inhabiting will severely injure Yasuho. Such as when she's inhabiting a phone which gets flushed down a toilet.
  • Cyberspace: Some panels depict Paisley Park navigating through it, imagining cyberspace as a dimension with endless numbers of doors.
  • Deuteragonist: She does most of the detective work helping Josuke find his memories, and does about half the narration.
  • Driven to Suicide: She attempted to kill herself by slitting her wrists when an illusion of her father told her that he was going to start a new family and wouldn't have time to visit her anymore.
  • Dude Magnet: Josuke, Joshu and Toru all have feelings for her.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Paisley Park's initial ability also included showing time-limited choices on the technology she was using, and choosing one would lead to Paisley Park finding that object nearby and retrieving it for Yasuho. It hasn't been used since the Doobie Wah! fight.
  • Forgotten First Meeting:
    • She was saved by Yoshikage Kira back when they were young, and he, in the form of Josuke, meets Yasuho again, with his saving her ultimately leading her to save him rather than running away. As an amnesiac, Josuke doesn't remember anything about her, and because he looks different, Yasuho doesn't recognize Kira's features in him.
    • She met Toru while at a summer camp as a little girl. He outright said that she would forget meeting him but that he would return. She only begins to remember this when she confronts him at the Higashikata house.
  • Flower Motifs: Roses. It's in her name (Hirose), her hair-color, and even on her skirt. Hirohiko Araki even feels guilty for the way he drew the latter because the design must make it uncomfortable to sit down.
  • Freudian Excuse: Paisley Park is intimately tied to technology because Yasuho's only consistent and comforting presence in her turbulent youth was her cellphone.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair in a pair of loose, downwards pigtails that rest on her shoulders.
  • Girl Next Door: Yasuho isn't as heavily feminine or "developed" like Hato or Daiya, but she isn't a tomboy like Hot Pants or Ermes. Yasuho is somewhere in-between, as well as reserved and down-to-earth.
  • Guile Hero: In comparison to Josuke, who himself has many of those traits. While Josuke gets involved with more Stand conflicts, Yasuho spends her time puzzling out the Wall Eyes, the Higashikata and Joestar families, and Josuke's past. Paisley Park is also a bit of a Guile Hero, being a utility Stand which isn't suited for combat and aids other Stands instead.
  • Heroic BSoD: Had one prior to the story. The building stress and trauma from her parents' divorce, combined with the efforts of a Rock Animal trying to psych her out, ended with her attempting suicide.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Paisley Park's primary ability. It can do anything from the standard-fare encryption cracking and instant access through electronic locks, to more esoteric abilities like optimizing an internet search, reading the scan history of an IC card, and copying the abilities of machinery it has access to.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: She spends the first few chapters having Paisley Park but not knowing that she's using it subconsciously.
  • I Owe You My Life: Her aiding of Josuke was partially motivated by how he reminded her of Kira, who had saved her life from a disguised Rock Animal a few years before the story began.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: Her skirt is covered in large, realistic rose decorations.
  • The Ingenue: Subverted, more or less. Josuke seems to be expecting this, since when Josuke tells her to look away, she does, which Josuke uses as an opportunity to beat Ojiro for information. But considering he's beating up Ojiro in the same room she's in, she ends up watching the whole thing anyway, which says as much about Josuke as it does about her.
  • The McCoy: She and Josuke forms a Freudian Trio with Mamezuku, and she frequently argues with him over why she's tagging along in the first place.
  • Mission Control: Because Josuke has trouble adjusting to the world as an amnesiac, she often guides him over the phone. However, the story often follows what she's doing at the same time, and both threads tend to be plot relevant. Her Stand also happens to be perfect for her status as this.
  • Morality Pet:
    • To Josuke. While he'll step on everyone for his objectives, he truly loves Yasuho.
    • To Toru as well. Despite not being above using her as a test subject for the new Locacaca, Toru claims that the only reason he isn't revealing himself and instantly killing her is that he cherishes the memories he has of her. Unfortunately for her, Toru ultimately values the memories of Yasuho over the individual herself.
  • Mundane Utility: Paisley Park mostly just unconsciously helps optimize web searches and GPS tracking at first.
  • The Nicknamer: She nicknamed "Josuke" as such, because he reminded her of her dog.
  • Parental Neglect: Her mother is maternally challenged, and spends more time drinking and fooling around with men than she should, adding resentment between them.
  • Press X to Not Die: Part of Paisley Park's skill set is reminiscent of this. When seen through some computer or phone, it provides Yasuho with multiple vague options that might help her overcome a critical situation, but she must choose quickly or nothing will happen.
  • Reduced to Dust: When the phone Paisley Park is inhabiting gets flushed down the toilet, it starts malfunctioning, causing Yasuho to start to crumble and fall apart.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Though she's more depressed and anxious than most instances of this trope, it is her kindness and willingness to accept and befriend Josuke despite his... eccentricities that draws him to her and forms one of the strongest bonds in this part of the series.
  • Ship Tease: With Josuke, big time. Both Josuke and Yasuho blushed heavily when asked about one another by others, and become either defensive or nervous when asked about their relationship. They've thought sincerely about each other and even held hands on more than one occasion. At this point, the only thing not making this an Official Couple is the lack of the words "Boyfriend and Girlfriend".
  • Technopath: Paisley Park is able to manipulate technology to assist Yasuho, usually in the form of web searches or a GPS.
  • Theme Naming: Yasuho's name starts with the same kanji as Koichi's (康).
  • Tron Lines: Paisley Park is covered in them, but they more closely resemble a GPS map.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Her relationship with Josuke remains ambiguous to the end, with the last scene of them together having her go out of the Higashikata house while Josuke spends time with his new family, which can be read as them parting ways.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: As a child, she unintentionally aided Toru with finding someone (the real Satoru Akefu) he could Kill and Replace to continue his experiments, because she believed him when he said he was "lost".
  • Verbal Tic: When in trouble, she usually says "Aw man...".

    Rai Mamezuku 

Rai Mamezuku (Stand: Doggy Style)

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"My occupation is Norisuke-san's personal fruit grower... I don't do business with anyone else."
Doggy Style

"Okay... I understand... No need to yell... I don't really care about your whole story."

A plant appraiser hired by Norisuke IV to grade the quality of his fruit. A man who likes to hide, he is tracked down by Josuke and Yasuho after their encounter with Dolomite. Having indebted himself to Norisuke, he joins their search for the Locacaca.

His Stand, Doggy Style (named after a Snoop Dogg album), lets him peel himself into prehensile bandage-like string, its strength based on how much skin Mamezuku has peeled.


  • Abnormal Ammo: Shoots a fork with a crossbow made from himself.
  • Accidental Misnaming: He clarifies that his name isn't pronounced as Rei. Being called such obviously annoys him.
  • Action Survivor: Implied to have gained his current habits from experience. He can even detect an almost invisible enemy just by a tree's shadow.
  • Almost Dead Guy: After being fatally perforated by Calamity-induced friendly fire from Soft & Wet's bubbles, Mamezuku lives just long enough to reveal the true nature of Josuke's bubbles as infinitesimal strings using the Spin, which can thus become immune to Wonder of U's Calamity.
  • Author Appeal: Araki enjoys drawing skin being peeled. Lo and behold, a Stand user who can do exactly that.
  • Awesome by Analysis: He can almost effortlessly calculate the chances of surviving a situation, and knows exactly what to do to survive said situation. His title of 'plant appraiser' is also well-earned, as he's able to distinguish different types of plants based on the images of their branches taken from a smartphone camera.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": A downplayed example, but his Stand has the kanji for bean (豆) on it, the same one from his name.
  • Combat Tentacles: Doggy Style lets him use himself as this, doing Building Swings and the like.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Because his life is in constant danger, his house is a modified chairlift (and yes, we are talking about the entire lift) with different "rooms" built into the individual poles.
  • Freudian Excuse: When he was young, his parents' pear orchids were destroyed by local loan sharks after their cultivation techniques for their prized pears were leaked to the industry, and as a result, was forced to part with the orchids. He couldn't forgive them for their carelessness, and his Crazy-Prepared and Awesome by Analysis tendencies seemed to develop as a refusal to be caught like his parents were.
  • Garden Garment: His hat has grapes on it, and he has peapod reliefs on his vest.
  • Improvised Weapon: Uses himself as crossbow, making a T-shape with his arm, holding it all together with bandages made from himself, and shoots a fork into Urban Guerrilla's face.
  • Kick the Dog: Upon ignoring Yasuho's claims that the Locacaca Branch is at that Higashikata estate, he tells Yasuho that she should consider that her incident with the rock hair clip was merely fabricated and requests she stops butting in with outside issues.
  • Killed Off for Real: After narrowly escaping death in the fight with Poor Tom, Mamezuku is eventually killed in the final confrontation with Wonder of U, but not before discovering the one thing capable of escaping its Calamities.
  • The Lancer: After joining up with Josuke's party in the latter half, he plays the role of being his active investigation and battle partner while fighting the Rock Humans, while Yasuho mainly focuses on investigating the Higashikata Family.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: Amputates his arm when it gets infected by Brain Storm.
  • Meaningful Name: His name translates to "Polite Pig-iron Bean". Sure enough, he's quick to prepare his guests a meal, he seems tough as nails, and his job is, well, to appraise crops.
  • Natural Weapon: Doggy Style appears to unravel his skin as prehensile ribbons.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Stand name aside, Mamezuku is designed after Snoop Dogg himself, specifically when he had braids.
  • Non-Residential Residence: Lives on a chairlift on a mountainside orchard in Morioh, but moves to a villa during the winter; not because of the cold, mind you, his stated reason is because skiiers want to use the lifts for the season. Each support pole for the chairlift has parts that fold out to form its own "room"; for example, the fourth pole contains a treadmill and a set of weights, the fifth pole is a kitchen, and the sixth is a bathroom.
  • Only Mostly Dead: Despite seemingly being imploded by Poor Tom's stand, he's revealed to have survived via his own Stand's ability in the next chapter.
  • Razor Floss: His Stand has been used as such, at one point strangling a person, and is capable of trashing an entire room in seconds.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Introduced after Damo's defeat and has since stuck around with Josuke since then.
  • Supreme Chef: Makes a damn good Romanoff, enough to make Josuke cry.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Toyohiro Kanedaichi, both having set up high altitude, steel homes with methods of growing and harvesting crops from below.
    • His Stand is basically Jolyne's Stone Free, albeit without the punch ghost part.
  • The Spock: Forms a Freudian Trio with Josuke and Yasuho. He argues a lot with the latter due to her general naivete, and even pushes her off his lift at one point.
  • The Stoic: He rarely shows emotion and can seem quite cold, despite his eccentricity.
  • Torso with a View: How Mamezuku is killed — Wonder of U's Calamity powers redirect Soft & Wet's bubbles into hitting Mamezuku without Josuke's knowledge, turning Mamezuku into bloody swiss cheese.
  • Wowing Cthulhu: After spending the entire final battle with Wonder of U having the upper hand and taunting the heroes every step of the way, Mamezuku finally manages to kill its Rock Insect, sneak up close and come a mere two centimetres from impaling the Stand's head, surprising even it and leaving it briefly flustered for words - the closest anyone had come to hurting it at that point in the story. Unfortunately, the Calamity strikes Mamezuku fatally, but it's the first real sign that the Stand is, in fact, beatable.
  • You Killed My Father: Invoked. Wonder of U reveals that he and his user murdered Rai's father in an effort to get him to throw caution to the wind and "pursue" them.
  • The Unfettered: He's willing to do anything so long as his survival is guaranteed. During the fight against Urban Guerilla, he puts Yasuho in danger intentionally to observe what would happen, and later in the same fight calmly severs his own infected arm with no hesitation.

    Kei Nijimura 

Kei Nijimura (Stand: Born This Way)

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"The Higashikata Family... That family has secrets."
Born This Way

"Do you really not have any of your memories? Did you not know about me...? ...When you went to the Higashikata Family? Did you not know I was Holly Joestar's daughter...?"

The young but stern maid to the Higashikata household. Like her namesake, she is initially antagonistic to Josuke before becoming an ally. She is the daughter of Holly Joestar-Kira, making her brother Yoshikage Kira, and by extension, Josuke. She is only serving as the Higashikata's maid to spy on them because she believes they had something to do with her mother's mysterious illness.

Her Stand, Born This Way (named after a Lady Gaga song and album), is an automatic Stand that manifests as a biker on a motorcycle that produces a freezing wind if her target, or herself, opens something.


  • The Artifact: Her Stand was originally called Going Underground in the original releases of JoJolion (see Early-Installment Weirdness below). It was later changed to Born This Way, but the "GU" inscription on her hat and the related pins on her apron weren't changed at all; it's only with her final appearances in the arc that the pins on her apron are gone but her "G.U." hat emblem remains.
  • Alliterative Name: Kei Kira.
  • Back for the Dead: After a long absence, she returns in the final battle to give Josuke a connection to Yasuho and is the first character to actually injure Wonder of U using Born This Way. However, she is killed almost immediately afterwards with a Calamity-induced cane through the eye, literally two chapters after her return, her Stand crumbling to dust to confirm her death.
  • Badass Biker: Not her, but her Stand.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Her full return in Chapter 103 sees her rush to Josuke's aid and land the first real blow against Wonder of U.
  • Birthmark of Destiny: Revealed to have the Joestar birthmark, which is how Josuke figures out who she really is.
  • Blow You Away: Born This Way creates hurricane-like winds powerful enough to push back a grown man, on top of being extremely cold.
  • The Bus Came Back: Resurfaces in Chapter 102, multiple out-of-universe years after her introduction arc, being mostly a background character in the time between.
  • Death from Above: Once Josuke corners her after exposing her as Born This Way's user, she attempts one last attack on him by suddenly tossing a freshly un-capped pen into his hands, causing Born This Way to manifest in the air above him and drop down on him. It's only acting fast with Soft & Wet that saves Josuke from being crushed.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Justified, as she was only coming after Josuke out of fear he'd hurt her mother.
  • Demoted to Extra: Kei was set up as an important character during her introduction, but was then reduced to background appearances. Subverted in Chapter 102, when, after years absent from the main narrative, she made her comeback in the spotlight. And then she died unceremoniously by the effect of Wonder of U, immediately after landing the first meaningful blow onto the seemingly unstoppable Stand.
  • Determinator: Once you trigger Born This Way, it won't stop trying to freeze/impale/run over you. It reflects Kei's own nature of protecting her mother at all costs.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: After being Put on a Bus, she makes a comeback with a Big Damn Heroes moment only to be unceremoniously killed by Wonder of U's Calamity, not even being dignified with a proper face-off against the Big Bad.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Born This Way was originally named Going Underground (after a The Jam song) in the Ultra Jump serialization.
  • Eye Scream: Her left eye is impaled by the handle of Wonder of U's cane which had snapped off in his attempt to protect himself from Josuke's bubbles in Chapter 104.
  • Go-to Alias: She says she infiltrated the Higashikata house as "Nijimura the Maid". Her first name is apparently Kei indeed, as this is what is written in Holly's body as Kei was taking care of her, but her last name is Kira.
  • Good All Along: After a struggle, she reveals that she was not an enemy of Josuke's, but an ally.
  • An Ice Person: When Born This Way appears, its power causes hurricane-like winds that can freeze and harden objects, which it can hurl as sharp weapons. The wind itself has enough intensity to knock back individuals, as well as freeze their breath, suffocating them.
  • Jump Scare: The Stand manifests itself whenever its victim opens a door (or anything else for that matters).
  • Meido: She poses as the Higashikata maid in order to keep track on the Locacaca Fruit and later Josuke.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Her hat is very similar to Jotaro's hat from Part 3, only blue instead of black. She also wears star-patterned leggings. It hints at her true identity as a Joestar.
    • Josuke and Okuyasu in part 4 were very close Bash Brothers, and in the new timeline, Josuke and Kei are actual siblings. Kei is also an 11th-Hour Ranger in the fight against Toru/Wonder of U, similar to how Okuyasu recovered to give Josuke and Hayato an advantage against Kira. Her name seems to reference Okuyasu's brother, Keicho.
  • Never Bareheaded: She wears a hat that's adorned with a golden plate that has the letters "GU" engraved into it. In a Mythology Gag, it is very similar to Jotaro's hat. As flashbacks show, she's worn it since she was a child.
  • Ninja Maid: As seen in her introduction arc, Kei has a very powerful Stand, one that she won't hesitate in using to its full potential.
  • Not So Stoic: She's seen stone-faced until Josuke confronts her about why she doesn't want him to see Holly Joestar-Kira, a moment in which she breaks down crying, out of fear of anything happening to her mother.
  • Out of Focus: Though an ally to Josuke and investigating the Higashikatas herself, the most she's done after revealing her identity to Josuke is be the first victim of Vitamin C.
  • Semantic Superpower: Her Stand can appear when almost anything is opened, including removing the cap of a pen. This doesn't appear to include things like blinking and talking however, as Josuke observes.
  • The Stoic: Usually seen very stone-faced. Subverted as this isn't her true personality, instead being merely a façade she puts on as the Higashikata family's housekeeper.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Part 3's Jotaro, in a certain way. They're both Holly's offspring, and will protect their mother at all costs. They also share a personality, both being initially The Stoic but then revealing their true, caring nature, and a colour palette (black, white, blue and yellow).
  • Theme Naming: Like her namesakes in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, Nijimura's given (and possibly fake) name features a Japanese word for a large number. Kei's name means "ten quadrillion".
  • Unperson: As of Chapter 83, Kei's been removed from the Higashikata family picture taken in Chapter 34. Whether this is a retcon on Araki's part or a symbol that her ties with the family have been cut is unknown.
  • Viewer Name Confusion: For over 9 years, Nijimura's given name was thought to be read as Kyō per the furigana text that accompanied the kanji 京 in the monthly chapters and her prominent appearances starting with JoJolion #4 initially released in May 2013. It wasn't until volume 24 was published in October 2020 that her name was inexplicably and retroactively changed to be Kei instead. Araki later clarified in the December 2020 issue of Ultra Jump that he had always intended for her name to be Kei Nijimura and not Kyo Nijimura, with the latter being an editing error that he had never caught in the print editions since her first appearance in 2011.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: She tried to stop Josuke from reaching Holly Joestar-Kira.

Past (Spoilers!)

    Yoshikage Kira 

Yoshikage Kira (Stand: Killer Queen)

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"You guys can't even figure out where the Locacaca 'branches' are. You don't know shit. And you sure as hell can't predict my plan."
Killer Queen
Sheer Heart Attack(s)

"Shhh. I'll decide. Don't go near the coast...! I don't care if it's the roof of the Aoba Castle ruins, if you can see the ocean, then it's a coast. You're a hindrance. Make yourself scarce!"

A ship's surgeon and this continuity's version of the main villain from Diamond is Unbreakable. Here, his father is a man named Yoshiteru Kira, rather than Yoshihiro as in the original timeline, and his mother is Holly Joestar-Kira, making him a direct descendant of Johnny Joestar as well as a member of the extended Higashikata family. He was at first thought to be the protagonist's true identity, but it's soon shown that the truth is far more complicated.

After conspiring with Josefumi Kujo to steal a branch of the Locacaca plant so he could cultivate a fruit to cure his mother of the mysterious stone illness that afflicts the Higashikata family, the Rock Humans attacked both of them. Kira was mortally wounded during the fight, but Josefumi, who managed to survive, tried to use the Locacaca they had stolen to cure Kira, but the fruit inexplicably began to turn him to stone instead. To make things worse, an aftershock struck. Kira and Josefumi were buried when a faultline rose up near the Lone Pine tree on the Higashikata estate, burying both of them. This land's mysterious properties then swapped bits and pieces of Kira's body with Josefumi. A few days later, Yasuho Hirose would approach this Wall Eye fault and discover the amnesiac young man Josefumi had become, and after that they discovered the corpse of Yoshikage Kira.

He seems to have had certain obsessive-compulsive tendencies, keeping a stock of entirely green foods, and shelves of containers of his fingernails in his bathroom, labelled by date.

His Stand is still Killer Queen (after the Queen song), but its powers have changed somewhat in this timeline. It now generates explosive bubbles, rather than turning objects into bombs. This version of Killer Queen has its own version of Sheer Heart Attack (after the Queen album) as well, which can be manually guided and detonated at will, and multiple Sheer Heart Attacks can be summoned at once.


  • Action Bomb: Kira can release a whole bunch of Sheer Heart Attacks, which act like the one in Part 4.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Kira's morality is left ambiguous at first. On one hand, he was initially presented as the most likely candidate for Josuke's identity (and Josuke himself is a reasonably nice guy). On the other hand, he's named after Part 4's Big Bad, and he's shown to have a cold attitude and some strange and disturbing habits. A good example of this is when Josuke and Yasuho initially investigate Kira's apartment; when Yasuho discovers a photo album with several pictures of a tied-up woman in the apartment, she is horrified and runs off, but we soon learn that the album was planted there by Ojiro, and Yasuho ultimately can't convince herself that Josuke is a bad person and goes back. As we learn more about Kira, we discover that he's not bad after all, with him caring about his mother and Josefumi.
  • Anti-Hero: Despite Kira being one of the more cold and uncaring individuals in the manga, he sets himself against a dangerous secret organization of fruit smugglers for the sole reason of trying to save his mother from the mysterious illness that plagues the first born of each generation of the Higashikata family. Kira even follows in his mother's footsteps of helping people by becoming a ship's doctor despite being really unenthusiastic about it. Despite his attitude, he isn't above asking others for help either; when he asks albeit indirectly for Josefumi's help. He also seems to genuinely care about Josefumi, apologizing to him for getting him involved in the whole mess and trying to save him when they're confronted by Yotsuyu and Damo.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: His Stand Killer Queen only has abilities designed to kill things, such as making explosive bubbles appear inside objects and people's bodies if touched. While he isn't a straight-up good guy at least, not at first, he does have his mother's best interests in mind. He could even be considered a subversion, as while he has a "bad" power, he uses it in "good" ways, like saving the life of a child by unblocking his clogged arteries with his explosions or using it for self defense.
  • Break Them by Talking: Talks Ojiro into biting his fingertips clean off to prove himself a man, as well as to punish him for using his Stand to hurt innocent women.
  • But Not Too Foreign: As Holly is at least 1/8 Japanese and his father is (at least implied to be) fully Japanese, this makes him at least 9/16 Japanese.
  • Call-Back: Killer Queen can generate explosive bubbles, similar to how Part 4 Killer Queen did in conjunction with Stray Cat's air bubbles.
  • Composite Character: In the Alternate Universe, he takes the place of Jotaro Kujo in the Joestar family line as the son of Holly and Yoshiteru Kira, instead of a Kujo. He therefore takes after both Kira and Jotaro, such as Kira's name, Stand, and fascination with hands and Jotaro's appearance and standoffish-but-caring personality.
  • Dead All Along: He died from what is apparently cardiac arrest three days before the manga began and was buried along with Josefumi in the Wall Eyes, resulting in the Fusion Dance that created Josuke.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Kira is presented as a nasty piece of work, but he was apparently trying to save his mother's life before his death. Holly Joestar-Kira is dying of a disease that would harden parts of her body (apparently the same disease that afflicts first-born Higashikatas). It is implied that Kira somehow noticed the disease in his mother in its early stages when it was still in the brain and, possibly in desperation, used his Stand to destroy those parts of her brain, explaining the mysterious holes in her x-rays as well as her brain damage. Although it turns out Kira's not so bad after all. Like Part 4 Jotaro Kujo, he can be a bit of a jerk, but he's actually a selfless individual who despises killing and needless violence. This is in direct contrast to his namesake from Part 4, a merciless sociopathic serial killer who gleefully partook in the murder of countless innocent men, women, and children.
  • Evil Counterpart: Inverted. Despite initial hints that he might be just as bad as his original universe counterpart, this Kira is Part 4 Kira's Good Counterpart.
  • Good is Not Nice: The best way to describe him. He tries to save his mother from the Higashikata family Rock Disease. Cripples Sasame for using his Stand to hurt innocent women, and when fighting the Rock Humans he tries to avoid hurting uninvolved people such as limiting the damage done to Karera to only her hair.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: An almost literal example as he was the only one grievously injured when he blew up his yacht with Killer Queen during his and Josefumi's confrontation with the Smuggling Cartel.
  • Identical Stranger: Looks like an older Josuke. In fact, a DNA test shows that there's a 95.8% chance that Kira and Josuke are the same person, and that's because "Josuke" is the fusion of Yoshikage Kira and Josefumi Kujo.
  • Irony:
    • In a flashback, he told Ojiro Sasame that he hated things which are 'in-between' or ill-defined. After his death, he became half of the Fusion Dance which created Josuke.
    • Kira possesses "Killer Queen" a Stand designed to kill people. Not only is he not a murderer, he actually uses his Stand to help save lives when his surgical skills aren't enough.
    • Kira also becomes the Alternate Universe Counterpart to Jotaro Kujo, the person he was ultimately afraid of in his original incarnation and was instrumental to his defeat.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He isn't exactly friendly but he knows better.
  • Kiai: Kira yells "WRYYYYEEEAAAH" while unleashing a barrage of Killer Queen's punches.
  • Mythology Gag: His Stand's ability is highly reminiscent of the Killer Queen/Stray Cat tandem attack, shown in the final battle of Part 4. The author was deviously skirting the line with Kira's introduction. While revealing that Kira's apartment reflected the original's tendency to collect nail clippings and other minor traits. The apartment also had a naked kidnapped woman in it alongside photos of women both scared and gagged. This sets up Kira as a potential serial killer, but the trope is then subverted when it's revealed that Ojirou Sasame was the one who had kidnapped the woman and planted the pictures.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Unlike Josuke, his name is written exactly like it was in part 4, so he still has a given name meaning "lucky shadow" and a family name that sounds like "killer".
  • Narcissist: He kept sculptures of his own hands around his house, apparently as proof to their ideal state.
  • Personality Powers: Part 4 Killer Queen suited Kira's desire to live quietly as a serial killer, thus its explosions are silent, leaving no traces, and Sheer Heart Attack functions as a fire-and-forget way to dispatch pursuers without having to worry much. Part 8 Kira doesn't have the same murderous intent, so his Killer Queen is more akin to Star Platinum; high raw destructive capability, being able to destroy an entire pier, and his Sheer Heart Attack needs manual guidance, but has far more uses such as doing surgery.
  • Pet the Dog: He destroyed a Rock Animal that was threatening a young Yasuho's life and then offered to pay her for the damages to her "hair clip" just because.
  • Posthumous Character: Unless of you take into account that he's now the half of "Josuke".
  • The Reveal: Yoshikage Kira is Holly's son, not Jotaro—and 'Josuke' is a fusion of Kira and Josefumi Kujo, the alternate universe's incarnation of the Kujo bloodline.
  • Secretly Wealthy: Chapter 58 revealed that up until his death; Kira was paying Holly's hospital bills: ¥120,000 (about US$1200) per night for her uninsured medical expenses.
  • Spam Attack: Unlike Part 4 Killer Queen, the Part 8 version doesn't have an apparent cap to how many bombs it can release. Both its bubbles and Sheer Heart Attacks are used en-masse.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: His Stand power: soap bubbles that cause explosions. He can make them in the air or within someone's flesh. He can also create multiple Sheer Heart Attacks. They can be small enough to run through someone's bloodstream. This is how he saved the life of a young Josefumi, no less.
  • Tsurime Eyes: The art style doesn't really feed into the tsurime/tareme dichotomy, but this is the main point where his features differ from Josuke's; Kira's eyes are cold and much sharper than Josuke's.

    Josefumi Kujo 

Josefumi Kujo (Stand: Soft & Wet)

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Soft & Wet

"If what we've seen so far is any guide... your wounds should heal. The harvest isn't supposed to be for another week, but I'm sure they're good enough now... They should be ripe."

A young man whose life was saved one day by the actions of emergency room doctor Holly Joestar-Kira and her son Yoshikage Kira. Since that day, he felt as if he was given a second lease on life and feels himself indebted to the two. As such, he agrees to help Kira steal one of the mysterious Locacaca fruits from the Rock Humans to help find a cure for Holly's debilitating family stone illness.

His Stand is Soft & Wet, like Josuke, but Josefumi's Stand can only absorb an aspect of an object, rather than outright steal it. He can also use Soft & Wet to fuse objects together by allowing one aspect to be absorbed by the other, such as when he performed a tree grafting.

The reason why he and Josuke share a Stand is complicated. After he helps Kira steal a Locacaca from the Rock Humans and grafts the stolen branch onto a tree on the Higashikata estate, they are attacked by the Rock Humans and Kira is left mortally wounded. Josefumi escapes with Kira and tries to use the Locacaca they had grown to heal his wounds but the Locacaca's Equivalent Exchange somehow begins to act on himself instead. Then, an aftershock strikes, and in the ensuing destruction Josefumi and Kira are buried alive while near the Lone Pine on the Higashikata estate. The mysterious properties of this piece of land act on the two men's bodies, swapping bits and pieces of them. By the time Josefumi comes to, days have passed and he is found by Yasuho Hirose, having lost all of his memories. She dubs him Josuke, and agrees to help him recover his memories after discovering that he is not Yoshikage Kira, and leaves him in the care of the Higashikata family.


  • Anime Hair: He had a pompadour similar to Part 4's Josuke Higashikata. However, unlike Part 4's Josuke, whose hair is a legitimate pompadour, his hair resembles a grilled steak and he has no hair on the sides or back of his head, except for a pair of rattails. It's also nowhere near as big as Part 4 Josuke's.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: From his introduction onward, Josefumi was exposed as a gentle, if somewhat depressive, agriculture student, who suggested to Kira that they steal a Locacaca branch without making any fuss and avoided confrontations. However, when he is forced to protect an unconscious Kira from the A. Phex Brothers, he becomes downright vicious and enters a berserker state, during which he personally breaks a leg of one of the brothers with a kick and then keeps stomping his face, drives a tree branch into their skulls, and violently pummels the brothers with Soft & Wet, finishing with a knee to their faces, and throwing them down a cliff. Brutal.
  • Birthmark of Destiny: Josefumi was initially drawn with a Joestar birthmark, but later appearances omit this; he's never shown to have any ties to the Joestar family by blood.
  • Foil: His Stand powers have the opposite applications to Kira's Killer Queen. While Killer Queen can destroy anything, Soft & Wet can absorb and fuse two components together. The two work very well together.
  • Head Swap: An Inverted version. He's not properly playable in Eyes of Heaven, but Part 4 Josuke has an alternate costume that's heavily based off of Josefumi; however, it only changes his clothes, not anything above his shoulders nor the Stand he uses.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He fed a fatally-injured Kira with one of the new Locacaca fruit, despite the Equivalent Exchange effect act on Josefumi himself. Then, either due to a mix of the Lone Pine grounds and his own powers or to the action of the new Locacaca itself, they fuse together and he gains most of Kira's genetics as Josuke.
  • Inconsistent Spelling: Hoo, boy.
    • A piece of paper in Chapter 48 has his name written in English as "Kujo Jyosefumi". This could also be a mistake on Tamaki Damo's part.note 
    • In a flashback in Chapter 52, we see Josefumi's cell phone which has "Josephmi" written on it in English.
    • And in Chapter 55, the same sheet of paper from Chapter 48 says "Kujo Josefumi" in English.
  • I Owe You My Life: To Kira and Holly. This is the main reason why he works alongside Kira.
  • Liquid Assets: It's his Stand's ability to absorb that formed part of Josuke's Soft & Wet.
  • Meaningful Name: Josefumi contains the Japanese Spelling of Joseph in it, as in, Joseph Joestar. It's also noted in one chapter that the kanji 'Jo' in his name is the same as part four's Josuke. Ends up being meaningful in more ways than one in the final chapter; it's revealed his grandfather named him after the name he found carved in the actual Joseph Joestar's abandoned geta.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Much like Part 4's Josuke, his backstory involves nearly dying only to be saved by a complete stranger. This time however those strangers are the Joestars Holly and Kira; and this time he actually finds out who they are.
    • Also like Part 4's Josuke, Josefumi nearly loses his temper when his pompadour is accidentally insulted by Holly Joestar-Kira, who mistakes it for a strange hat due to her brain damage.
  • Orwellian Retcon: In his first appearance in a photo, he was originally drawn with the Joestar birthmark. His later appearances don't have him sporting it, and he's ultimately not related to the Joestars by blood. Later reprints of the chapter that has the photo edit out the birthmark to maintain consistency.
  • Posthumous Character: Sort of. He's still alive, but like Kira, he's just mostly Josuke.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: His backstory heavily mirrors that of Part 3's Noriaki Kakyoin, given that they were both distant from their parents (although for different reasons), had their lives saved by Holly Joestar-Kira's son through use of his Stand, put themselves at risk to save her, and die in their idea of happiness, with Kakyoin being surrounded by friends and Josefumi sacrificing himself to let Kira survive.
  • Walking Spoiler: Well, he's not "walking" as himself anymore. He's one half of the answer to one of Part 8's biggest mysteries, Josuke's identity and origin.

    Lucy Steel 

Lucy Steel (née Pendleton) (Stand: Ticket to Ride)

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In the ten years after Steel Ball Run, Lucy Steel becomes part of the Speedwagon Foundation. She is sent to Japan in 1901 to retrieve the Holy Corpse after it is stolen by Johnny Joestar. She returns to Japan forty years later to investigate the "Radio Gaga" incident and the purpose of the Locacaca.

The Higashikata Family

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Neutral

    Holly Joestar-Kira 

Holly Joestar-Kira (Stand: Unknown)

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"How much did you get paid for this? Morioh is a small, country town! Don't you think there'll be rumors?"

The Alternate Universe counterpart of Holly Kujo. Before the earthquake, she served as T.H. Medical University Hospital's resident opthamologist before retiring and working as a professor at T.G. University. When Yasuho finds her, she's a patient at the hospital, having mysteriously lost some of her memory and mental functions. In this iteration of reality, she married Yoshiteru Kira and her children are Yoshikage Kira and Kei Nijimura.

It's apparent that she's a Stand user, from being able to see Yasuho's Paisley Park, as well as being aware of her son's Stand. However, there have been no clear signs of what it can do, or what it even looks like.


  • Age-Gap Romance: Her husband was 14 years her senior.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She keeps porn magazines with women in her hospital room.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: This version of Holly is a bit off. For one, she mistook a nurse for a pair of boots. It turns out that a large portion of her brain, along with a number of other organs, have been surgically removed by her son Kira, who used his Stand. However, the doctors have not found any surgery scars. Yasuho believes this may be a result of the Locacaca fruit's abilities, or it could possibly be the result of the ground near the Wall Eyes or Josefumi Kujo's Stand's ability to steal.
  • Cool Shades: Wears a large pair of sunglasses.
  • Fingore: Holly's mental condition is deteriorating rapidly, to the point she thought that her fingers were food. The doctors had to sew her fingers back on, restrain her to her bed, and force her into a medically induced coma so she won't try to harm herself again.
  • Flower Motifs: Like Yasuho and her Part 3 counterpart, she's adorned with roses. At least it's not a Stand killing her this time.
  • Good Parents: So much of a good parent that this universe's Yoshikage Kira is a pretty good upstanding guy and Josefumi clearly wished for Holly to be his real mother, to the point of when Josuke is asked by a doctor what exactly is his relationship to Holly, due Josuke being so adamant in having her being treated with the best healthcare possible, the guy breaks down in tears and says Holly is his mother as Kira and Josefumi's mutual love for Holly passed onto to Josuke; as the story progressed Holly is shown to have passed down some good advice to several people in Morioh, which gave them a new resolve in life. Her other daughter, Kei, is also willing to kill any stranger who even threatens to come near Holly, as seen when she did everything in her power to keep Josuke from meeting her mother.
  • Human Notepad: For some reason, late in the part, her illness takes the form of rocks that slowly creep up to her brain and cause her to go into a coma regularly. To combat this, she's written numbers all over her body to measure how much time she has left between comas; she also has the standard Notes to Self written, such as the name of her son.
  • Irony: A former doctor and ophthalmologist (i.e. an eye doctor) who is now a hospital patient.
  • The Maiden Name Debate: Unlike her counterpart, Holly doesn't completely assume her husband's surname. Instead opting for a double-barreled surname.
  • Morality Chain: Holly's influence on Kira was the one thing that separated Kira from becoming the remorseless killer from Part 4. During flashbacks to Kira's childhood; Holly was not afraid to be strict with Kira and even coerced Kira to save the life of a young Josefumi from a blood clot after he nearly drowned. While Yoshihiro Kira enabled Kira 4's tendency to murder; Holly on the other hand stopped Kira 8's murderous tendencies completely.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • She takes after her namesake, Holly Kujo from Part 3; besides the names, both are mothers who are afflicted by debilitating health conditions. Part 3 Holly suffered from a Stand that was slowly killing her, while this Holly is a hospital patient with an unknown mental disorder caused by large parts of her brain being missing, implied to be her son Kira using his Stand on her to save her from a family curse that turns first-born children into stone. Unfortunately, while Part 3 Holly gets a happy ending, as far as we know, this one doesn't.
    • Both Hollys are associated with roses; Part 3 Holly started sprouting rose-covered vines as she was slowly being killed by her own Stand, while this Holly has roses on her jewelry and hat.
    • In addition, their bad conditions motivates their sons to find a solution that will help them; Part 3 has Jotaro chase after Dio so he can kill him and get rid of the influence that's making Holly's Stand kill her. Here, Josuke is looking for the Locacaca fruit he believes will cure this Holly of her deteriorating mental state, a quest that was started with this Holly's son Kira.
    • Both Hollys love their sons dearly and hold them in high regard, despite their surly and even Jerkass attitudes. In turn, Jotaro and Part 8 Kira (and Kei, too) will move mountains for them when things get rough.
    • Both Hollys possess Stands. Holly Kujo's Stand began to kill her, while Holly Joestar-Kira's Stand has not been revealed because of her slowly deteriorating mental state and medically induced comas. However, she must have one, as she could easily see Yasuho's Paisley Park before Yasuho was even aware of it and was aware that her children had Stands.
  • Nature vs. Nurture: Araki seemed to have this question in mind when developing Yoshikage Kira's backstory in part 8. While still maintaining his eccentricities from part 4 such as his fascination with hands and other personality quirks, this version of Yoshikage Kira had a different parent to support them. Growing up Holly was never afraid to discipline or otherwise correct Yoshikage's cold behaviour and wouldn't give up on him either, instead she managed to instill her values in him and raised him with genuine love and affection. Despite maintaining the original ruthlessness of Kira, Part 8 Kira is firmly on the side of good with him willing to risk his own life to save others and is fully capable of empathizing with other people. One of his main motivations is his deep love for his mother and his desperate attempt to save her, while still maintaining his fierce exterior much like Jotaro Kujo.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She bears a striking resemblance to Lady Gaga.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: It's all but outright stated that she's more aware of what the hell is going on than most. She even sees Yasuho's Paisley Park before it makes itself properly known to Yasuho herself.
    • She eventually reveals that this is true; in a moment of lucidity, she saves Josuke's life during his pursuit of Akefu and reveals that she knows all about the Rock Human conspiracy and the Locacaca. She even knows the rules of Akefu's Stand, and gives Josuke a loophole to get around it before she lapses into another coma.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks almost as young as Yasuho despite being 52.
  • Uncertain Doom: Sadly, for all the effort Josuke put into saving her, this seems to be her fate by the end of the story; the Locacaca is ultimately used to cure the Higashikata family's Rock Disease and get rid of Toru once and for all, still leaving her in a coma with her rapidly-advancing illness. There's a "Ray of Hope" Ending in that Yasuho suggests that the Locacaca could still be hanging on its natural habitat in the islands to the south, but it's unknown if that's actually the case, and whether Holly will even hang on long enough to see the fruits of that effort, if successful.

    Suzuyo Hirose 

Suzuyo Hirose

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Yasuho's mother.


  • Alcoholic Parent: A fond user of the bottle, it seems.
  • Lady Drunk: Yasuho stumbles upon her dead drunk when she comes home. It's implied this is a common issue.
  • Mythology Gag: Giorno Giovanna from Part 5 would know a thing or two about having a mother who would rather sleep around, drink, and party than take care of you.
  • Parental Neglect: She spends more time playing video games, getting piss-drunk and having sex with other men than looking after her daughter Yasuho.
  • Really Gets Around: It's implied she sleeps around a lot, leading to Yasuho's resentment of her.

    Karera Sakunami 

Karera Sakunami (Stand: Love Love Deluxe)

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Love Love Deluxe

"What really matters is 'the here and now'. ...Right? Who cares about the past? What I care about is the 'present'! Living your life so your 'now' is a treasured, fun, wonderful experience... That's 'happiness'."

A young woman who appears in Morioh after Josuke and Yasuho meet up after the death of Aisho Dainenjiyama. She recognizes Josuke as an old friend she calls "Setchan", and Josuke follows her to try to uncover what she knows about who he used to be.

Her Stand, Love Love Deluxe (named after a Sade album), allows her to grow other people's hair. She's mostly used it to grift people.


  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Karera cannot hold a proper conversation without being distracted by something, usually a potential target to con.
  • Con Man: Karera regularly tries to con people out of their money.
  • Consummate Liar: Maybe. Every time she revealed a fact about her history with Josefumi to Josuke, the subsequent flashback arc proved that was either false or only half-true. Whether this was a retcon or a deliberate deception on her part is never made clear.
  • Hidden Depths: Under all her rudeness, Karera has a bad history with her family and lives the present to its fullest to forget her past.
  • Man on Fire: Gets briefly lit on fire when attacked by the A. Phex Brothers with gasoline and a lighter. Briefly, because Josuke was there to "steal" the fire away.
  • Mythology Gag: Slightly more blatant than the rest of Part 8, considering there was a Stand in Part 4 named Love Deluxe, which also controlled hair. Although in Yukako's case Love Deluxe controlled her own hair while Karera controls other people's hair through Love Love Deluxe.
  • Put on a Bus: Despite herself saying she would return later sometime in the future and besides the flashbacks in the Vitamin C and Killer Queen arc she doesn't reappear in the story after the arc she was introduced in.
  • Rapid Hair Growth: Karera can grow hair in area a person has touched. She uses it to make makeshift strings to steal debit cards stealthily and then deduce the card's code by making hair grow on the buttons her victim has touched. She also uses it to create a makeshift fuse to burn the A. Phex Brothers with gasoline.
  • Stripperific: Wears cheap clothes that make her look like a hooker.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: While Love Love Deluxe proves to be a very useful ability in Karera's daily life, when put into a fight, such as when one breaks out between the heroes and the A. Phex Brothers, Love Love Deluxe proves to be only useful at the end, when Karera creates a setup to burn her hair like a wick to ignite the A. Phex Brothers. If that's the best it can do, then there aren't many ways she'd be able to fend for herself in most Stand fights.

    Kiyomi Kujo 

Kiyomi Kujo

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The neglectful mother of Josefumi Kujo.
  • Ambiguous Ending: In a sense; in the end, Josuke learns that although she's seemingly moved on, she really does love Josefumi and is still looking for him, but the scene then moves to him and Yasuho having cake with the Higashikata family, and we ultimately don't know if Josuke ever caught up with her or not, given that his other maternal figure is presently in a coma with no available cure.
  • Parental Neglect: Her one defining characteristic, at least initially, given that she watched her own son nearly drown at the beach and did nothing about it. Ultimately downplayed in that although she later remarried and had another child, she still really does love Josefumi (who, to her knowledge, disappeared during the earthquake), and hasn't given up the search for him.

Villains

Rock Humans

    General Tropes 
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The evolutionary cycle of Rock Humans.

A sapient race of beings around the world that are not based on carbon, but rather silicon. Non-sapient animals also exist alongside them. Unlike humanity, 95% of Rock Humans possess Stands. All but one of the Rock Humans encountered in JoJolion are involved in an international fruit smuggling ring centered around the Locacaca.


  • Always Chaotic Evil: All of the Rock Humans featured in the story are antagonistic towards Josuke and the others, and they're all part of the Locacaca smuggling ring except Dolomite. Even the Rock Animal that Yasuho unwittingly buys as a hair decoration in a flashback seems bent on driving her to suicide long before she ever gets tangled in the Locacaca plot. Of course, given Pet Shop and Bug-Eaten, that's not a strong argument.
    • Chapter 99 drives it further home by establishing that Rock Humans do not care for their young (the newborns instead parasitize giant hornet queens while they mature), and even as adults, only associate with each other for personal gain. Mutualism as a way of life seems to be lost on them.
  • Artistic License – Chemistry: While Silicon-Based Life might be possible, it's highly unlikely it could evolve on a planet like earth, where the water, oxygen and temperatures prevent free silicon from forming organic compounds like carbon. Such organisms also shouldn't be able to eat the same kinds of food as carbon-based life; they would instead be eating things rich in silicates, like sand.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: In the collage meant to display that Rock Human women are nigh-indistinguishable from human ones, a collage of women from both previous JoJo partsnote  and history imply that Audrey Hepburn, Cleopatra VII, and Aphrodite (among others) might have been Rock Humans.
  • Bizarre Alien Reproduction: Rock Humans gestate for just six months, are born 2.8 centimeters long, and parasitize giant hornet hives right after birth by stealing the queens' bodies until they reach maturity after seventeen years.
  • Call-Back: They seem to serve as an analogue to the Pillar Men from Battle Tendency, being a separate species from humanity that turns into rock when they hibernate. Their propensity for Stands is likely intended to reference the "Modes" of the Pillar Men.
  • Connected All Along: Rock Humans are said to be drawn to special places of power within nature. Chapter 99 shows that the Wall Eyes in Morioh and Devil's Palm are examples of such places that are known to draw out Stand powers. It also tellingly displays the Stone Mask and the Stand Arrows which were both rock-based tools designed to draw out latent human abilities as well. Given how nearly every Rock Human is a Stand user, it is implied that Rock Humans are intimately related to the very concept of Stands themselves.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: A huge subversion. They use the Locacaca fruit to sell bogus miracle cures to the ridiculously rich which heals what ails them only to maim them in another way due to the fruit's principle of Equivalent Exchange. However, some are savvy enough to hide the true nature of the treatments, potentially suckering patients into repeat procedures until they no longer have the money to pay for them.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Because of the unnatural way they are born, having no legal records of their existence, they typically kill and impersonate normal humans to forcibly integrate themselves into society.
  • Destructive Romance: Rock Humans can coexist perfectly with other Rock Humans, and Rock Human women can have relationships with human men. However, romantic relationships between human women and Rock Human men almost always end with one of the two dying horribly.
  • Freudian Excuse: A whole species-wide example that explains their self-serving nature. Rock Human infants would be abandoned by their mothers upon birth, leaving them to grow up without anyone to learn genuine human bonds from. The closest thing that they have to parental figures (as seen from Toru) are the wasps that they spend their adolescence with.
  • Immortals Fear Death: In spite of being Long-Lived, with only a few exceptions like Yagiyama and Dr. Wu, the Rock Human enemies all show extreme fear of their own demise when it's apparent they're in grave danger.
  • Immortal Immaturity: Subtle, but aside from Yotsuyu Yagiyama and Dr. Wu, the Rock Humans in spite of their adult appearances are actually very childish due to growing from infancy immediately into adulthood without mentally maturing, not helped by their extended lifespans and longevity. As a result, they have very naive relationships with others and often are reduced to whining like children when cornered.
  • Long-Lived: They're theorized to have an average lifespan of around 200 years, though most Rock Humans shown at the very least look relatively young, with possible exceptions in Akefu and Poor Tom.
  • Naked on Arrival: After reaching exactly 17 years of age, Rock Humans burst out of their wasp nest completely naked, and will wander into human society.
  • Parental Abandonment: Rock Human mothers abandon their children after giving birth. This is necessary for the children's survival, as unless they fuse with wasps as infants, they cannot get enough sustenance and will die.
  • Silicon-Based Life: The rock organisms are silicon-based organisms that evolved alongside carbon-based organisms, and the narration suggests that they existed as a backup plan in case carbon organisms didn't work out.
  • The Sociopath: An almost invariable species-wide trait. Unlike humans, they're not compelled to belong in groups and socialize, and if they do, it's purely out of selfish interest, not out of love or friendship. They are born as literal parasites that merge with wasp queens for sustenance, and then become social parasites in human society after growing up. There seem to be some Rock Humans that defy this trait (like Dolomite), but the majority are true to their nature.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Most Rock Humans have spikes or spike-like nubs somewhere in their bodies, most commonly either their head or on their clothes. It's left ambiguous whether this is biological or not.
  • Taken for Granite: All Rock Humans possess the innate ability to turn their body into stone, although this is usually when they begin their hibernation state that lasts anywhere from 30 to 90 days. It's unclear if this is related to the Higashikata family curse in any way, but both sides are after the Locacaca fruit.
  • Theme Naming: Many of the early Rock Humans are named after mountains, and Rock Animals/Insects have names based on syllabic gibberish.
  • Too Dumb to Live: The head honchos of the Smuggling Cartel confronted Kira and Josefumi on their boat. Which was moored on the water. Which is deadly to Rock Humans. When Killer Queen blows up the ship, the trio only survives through sheer dumb luck.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Early on it's explained that they universally love honey. Way later, it's implied this is because they grow up in wasp nests as parasites for 17 years with only wasp honey as sustenance. It's likely that the reason why they like honey is either a remnant of their infancy, or just instinctive.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: The body count in JoJolion has almost entirely been limited to the Rock Humans, who crumble away into stone when they die their various gruesome deaths: drowning after all the oxygen in the body is stolen away, getting hit by a bus, getting kicked in the face by a Stand-powered spiked heel then punched, being engulfed by poison and then burnt alive, just being burnt alive, being shot by another Rock Human's Stand's attack, or drowning in medical cement.

    The Mastermind (SPOILERS

Toru (Stand: Wonder of U)

Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki (All-Star Battle R)

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"These rocks, if you scrape two of them together, it makes a 'fire'."
"When everything's over, all that will remain... are dreams and memories."

Toru is Yasuho's ex-boyfriend, and a medical student working at the T.G. University Hospital. He is later revealed to be the actual head of the Locacaca Organization and the Stand user of Wonder of U, which he keeps disguised as Satoru Akefu. For most of the series, Toru is largely uninvolved with the affairs, with his fellow Rock Humans doing most of the work. It isn't until near the end of the series that he finally makes his move when Josuke and Rai confront his Stand at the hospital. When he learns that the New Locacaca is within the Higashikata estate, he changes priorities by sending Wonder of U to the estate to cause havoc, fatally wounding Jobin and arriving under the guise of helping Yasuho when in actuality, to get the fruit himself. From him, we learn that Rock Humans aren't immune to either the Spin or the Equivalent Exchange.


  • Arch-Enemy: Due to both his proxy and his own actions, he's gained several enemies.
    • Due being the true identity of Satoru Akefu, he's this to Rai Mamezuku, as he is the one responsible his father's death via Calamity. Also to Josuke himself, as he sees Akefu as the one responsible for his mother Holly's condition and is Kei's for the same reason.
    • Additionally he gained one in Kaato for killing her son, Jobin, leading to her personally ensuring his demise via the Equivalent Exchange in order to save Tsurugi.
    • He's also Yasuho's, having manipulated her since childhood to get what she wanted from her and causing harm to her loved ones. She plays a pivotal role with Josuke in finally putting him down.
  • Above Good and Evil: Rather fitting to his status of being the secret Rock Human leader, Toru gives a speech that indicates how he sees himself above other lifeforms and their petty conflicts as well as to provoke Kaato into attacking him to trigger his Stand.
    Toru: Atop the coastal cliffs! There is a 'rock'... Atop some others rocks, Kaato Higashikata... What that 'rock' witnesses... Is only "dreams and memories". Memories of the landscape from those scenic cliffs... Clear skies, rainbows after storms... Mist... The beacons of lighthouses... Migratory birds and gulls... Glehnia plants... Only those dreams remain... "That which remains when it ends"... Defeat or victory means nothing to that 'rock' on top of those cliffs.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: As Toru's body is disintegrating in Chapter 108, he begs Yasuho to stop Kaato by reminding her of their previous relationship.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Despite being the root of the majority of the conflict in the story, his death is depicted in a somber light. Despite all that he has done to her, Yasuho noticeably appears conflicted upon his demise.
  • All Take and No Give: Indicated to be his relationship between Yasuho and him. Yasuho states that he would appear randomly in her life, only to take something convenient from her and disappear. From information about the original Satoru Akefu and her idea about a wireless power source, it is fitting that Toru has been leeching off of her, given that Rock Humans are parasitic by nature.
  • Almighty Janitor: That seemingly well-meaning intern at the T.G. University Hospital ends up being not only the Big Bad of the story as a whole, but possesses one of the most powerful, reality-warping, and almost almighty Stands in the series' history. As Akefu is his Stand, he's also technically the Head Doctor of T.G. University Hospital and the hidden ringleader of the Locacaca Research Group. Given the antisocial nature of Rock Human dynamics, it is quite likely that even his comrades were unaware of his Stand's inner workings and even of his existence.
  • Amicable Exes: He still acts quite friendly with Yasuho despite their breakup. However, despite this, he still pines for Yasuho and hopes that she'll come back to him one day. Of course, it's all just an act.
  • Art Evolution: While his overall design didn't change significantly, his hair did. Going from looking like actual hair to looking more like a hat.
  • Bait the Dog: Toru's initial introduction has the seemingly young man being friendly with his former girlfriend, Yasuho- albeit with some intentions to maybe rekindle the relationship. It's then gradually revealed that he's actually the true identity of the leader of the Rock Humans as well as the Head Doctor responsible for the current spread of the Locacaca Fruit, knowing the consequences of the Equivalent Exchange, but also exploiting it for his own ambitions. His relationship with Yasuho also turns out to be false as he's not only not above discarding her as a means to heal himself, but had been using her since childhood by exploiting her power to aid him in finding and murdering the real Satoru Akefu in order to take his identity.
  • Beneath Suspicion: No one would have suspected that an ordinary student would be the real mastermind behind an underground smuggling cartel and illegal research operation.
  • Big Bad: Of JoJolion. While Jobin acted as the main threat for a while, it's Toru and his organization that are responsible for all the events in Morioh and the Calamities that cursed the Higashikata family.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With his own Stand, which has a separate mind and personality from himself.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: On the surface, Toru appears as a Nice Guy. But he is actually the ruthless mastermind behind the Rock Humans.
  • Call-Back: When he attempts to perform the Equivalent Exchange with Yasuho after getting severely wounded by Josuke's attack, he grabs her by the neck with his fingers digging into her skin, similar to how vampires in the franchise suck the blood from their victims.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Toru is an oddity that contrasts with previous main antagonists, but especially Funny Valentine.
    • While Funny was an immensely popular President of the United States with the vast resources and people under his employ that one would expect from his position to achieve his objectives, Toru uses an elaborate facade of another's identity as a Head Doctor while posing as a minor employee, using a small group of his own kind to get his objective's reached. While the former's ultimate power relies on sending his own misfortune to other locations to escape the suffering, Toru's Stand relies on forcing the bad karma of the pursuer to experience damage equal to their negative karma via the act of pursuit and the flow of Calamity. While Funny is driven by explored and well-intentioned goals for his country, Toru's true motives are vague beyond implied greed and supplanting humanity with Rock Humans via false promises of an all-purpose cure.
      • Funny Valentine's Stand on its own merits doesn't allow for all-purpose defense, technically dying multiple times and only remaining through his consciousness swapping into backup clones. Toru has a nigh-invincible defense, but once it's bypassed, Toru goes down very easily as he's soon used as the collateral damage to heal Tsurugi after two hits from Soft & Wet: Go Beyond.
    • Given Part 4's heavy influence on Part 8, it's also worth noting that Toru and the original Yoshikage Kira are the most deceptively mundane of JJBA's villains, used their powers to throw off the heroes coming after them, and are heavily tied to luck. However, Kira was content with his warped idea of an ordinary life, caught so many lucky breaks that he went on an ego trip over it, and had a bunch of different powers that he used to throw off his scent. On the other hand, Toru resented his eternal youth for holding back his scientific ambitions and his Stand was less a toolbox and more a really big hammer that just smushed everyone who even thought of going after him, basically through saddling everyone else with extreme misfortune. Even Bites the Dust wasn't that proactive. Both also had a minor romantic liaison with another character, but Kira might have genuinely warmed up to Shinobu while Toru never saw Yasuho as anything but a means to an end.
    • Toru stands out from previous main villains for several reasons. His Stand outside of its Calamity-based damage powers is implied to not be as physically powerful as the previous main villain Stands, even at their weakest, relying on outside help like the Rock Insects to aide him in battle when his main power isn't as efficient. He also has a primarily long-range strategy compared to the previous main villains that had primarily close-range abilities; technically speaking, Josuke and Toru never confront each other directly, only through the proxy of Wonder of U, only meeting when it wasn't revealed he was the Rock Human leader, defeating him from far away unlike previous main villains that were face to face confrontation. And lastly, while the previous main villains' presences became noticeable from the beginning or midway through the Part, Toru's existence only becomes directly relevant in the final third of the Part.
      • The very nature of Wonder of U's powerset contrast with the Time Master motif that the Big Bad of the Part post-Stardust Crusaders naturally or eventually possessed with even D4C involving parallel worlds portrayed as alternative timelines due to being metaphysical and esoteric in nature with the theme of karma without any implicit time-based properties.
    • Appearance-wise, Toru's very youthful appearance differs from all the other main antagonists in the series, all of whom have rather chiseled appearances (even Dio Brando, who upon becoming a vampire was only 2 years older than the age Toru tries to pass himself off as), despite him being older than every single one aside from Kars and DIO.
    • He's also the first main villain since Kars to be an established non-human entity from the start with Dio Brando becoming a vampire through throwing away his humanity and Diavolo's true nature being very puzzling, to say the least. Though the manner of his inhumanity differs as he's a Rock Human rather than a prehistoric, Mesoamerican vampire being that later becomes Ultimate Life Form.
    • He's also the 2nd Big Bad since Diavolo to not get a power-up to boost his Stand's already nigh-unstoppable potency in contrast with the others.
    • Uniquely, Toru is the only villain with no implied or explicit connection with the legacy of Dio throughout his appearance. He's a completely isolated threat unrelated to the Joestar/Brando rivalry. Even Funny Valentine had some association with Dio, or at least, one with his alternate self, Diego.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Goes on long rants and tangents, all of which end up trying to win Yasuho back. Trying.
  • Crazy-Prepared: His Stand has at least a couple of Rock Insects at hand in the nigh improbable case that Wonder of U fails him.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Not even his Stand could have anticipated Josuke's abilities managing to break through his flow of Calamity.
  • Dirty Coward: Downplayed. While he does ultimately beg for Yasuho to help him not die in spite of trying to kill her, he's willing to fight Kaato when cornered with a relatively level-head in spite of being injured by the Go Beyond bubbles.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He remains eerily calm and expressionless after being injured for the first time, eating a Locacaca and trying to heal himself through an exchange with Yasuho without even saying a word.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Toru's relationship with Yasuho, especially with the large age gap between them and the fact that Toru met Yasuho when she was just a child, has shades of a paedophile grooming their victim until they come of age.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: One of the Big Bads of the entire story turns out to be Yasuho's ex-boyfriend, who spent most of his time after his formal debut doing not much of anything beyond being slightly weird.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Toru mentioned how he often pitched new innovative ideas only for them to be rejected simply because of his youthful appearance. Which makes the fact that he chose his Stand to appear as an old man to act in his stead have more sense.
  • Dying Dream: In his last moments, Toru sees a hornet flying away, the closest beings to family—and food—he ever had. He realizes that it was just a memory as he crumbles away.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Downplayed, but in his first-ever appearance his hair was less poofy and had a downward slant, making it look more like a beret than hair.
  • Eternal Villain: Is shown to be cultivating the Locacaca as early as 1941.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Subverted. Although he seems to have a genuine soft spot for Yasuho and claims that he truly treasures his memories of her, he still lets Yasuho eat one of the two New Locacacas to try to heal herself... in order to see what it does. It appears that he doesn't mind whether or not Yasuho dies or not, given how he states that memories are all that remain in the end.
  • Evil All Along: He's the boss of the Rock Humans, even.
  • Extreme Omnivore: He opens Chapter 101 by snacking on some wasps.
  • Foil: Retroactively, he's this to Josuke as both an Evil Counterpart and a Shadow Archetype.
    • While both he and Josuke end up taking on new identities, the means they do so differ greatly. Josuke ultimately realizes that in spite of being composed of Josefumi and Yoshikage Kira, he's his own individual, and takes on his new identity as a member of the Higashikata family at the end of the story as a part of beginning his new life. Toru takes on the identity of Satoru Afeku in order to get his ideas taken more seriously due to his advanced age implying the experience that his true youthful appearance wouldn't normally. However, this is an extension of his gambit of exploiting the Locacaca for his own ends and it is heavily implied that Satoru Akefu is the latest in a long line of identity theft in order to further his ambitions- while secretly maintaining his own identity.
    • Both men have strong ties with Yasuho, but their intentions drastically differ. Josuke was helped by Yasuho to slowly make his way in the world, are almost constantly together, and outside of some Ship Tease, Josuke sees her as mainly an ally in his quest as well as a teammate in battle. Toru, on the other hand, has heavily implied to have exploited Yasuho's powers for his own ends for years, including getting the identity of Satoru Akefu to further his own ambitions, Toru often left her alone unless he needed her for some purpose, and while they had an implied physical relationship, with Toru wanting to rekindle it at times, he ultimately isn't above discarding her for his own ambitions.
    • Both take the attributes of another and incorporate them into their respective Stands. The current iteration of Soft & Wet was born from an unintentional Fusion Dance between Josefumi and Yoshikage, a mutual desire to protect the woman they loved, and a sacrifice to ensure the safety of the other, leading to the Stand gaining the powers of Killer Queen; a power born of shared trust. Wonder of U has the clothes and accessories of Satoru Akefu in order to appear more human as a selfish means for Toru to have a public identity to further his ambitions, gaining the means through manipulating the then-young Yasuho into receiving the information to take on Satoru's identity in the first place, killing the original in order to take his place.
  • Final Boss: After Josuke and co. finish off most of the Rock Humans associated with the Locacaca Organization, the only one left is the leader, Toru.
  • Foreshadowing: One of many examples, but his taste in dated music for the early-2010s setting of JoJolion (such as "The Wonder of You" sung by Elvis) indicated that he is far older than his appearance suggests.
    • There are also a number of early hints to his deeper connection to Akefu:
      • While Josuke and co. are chasing the Head Doctor through the hospital, Toru at one point helpfully points out Akefu taking a break on a nearby bench, when Josuke and Rai couldn't see him anywhere in their vicinity mere seconds ago. Given the fact that Akefu is actually Wonder of U, it's more than likely that Toru had him simply arrive right where Toru could point him out to deflect suspicion from himself.
      • Later, Toru happens to have a picture he took of Akefu with Mistuba to show Yasuho, and claims to have taken more pictures with him before. Considering the fact that Toru is, ostensibly, a rookie med student at the hospital and the Head Doctor's reclusive nature, it's more than a little unusual that the two interact so often... And then our heroes find out just why that is.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: He has some backstory and a personality, but he fits into this because a considerable amount of his characterization are really vague, e.g. what's his motive for wanting the fruit, what he plans to do with the fruit, or his relationships with other Rock Humans are never explained in detail.
  • A God Am I: Toru's character has many divine motifs, or of one who is trying to play God. His Stand power evokes the notion of divine beings being inexplicable to mortal lifeforms; anyone who tries to perceive or approach Toru or his Stand is hit by misfortune for their troubles. Toru's actions are also akin to playing God; he forcibly takes the memories of Holly, uses Yasuho, whom he refers to as a "goddess", to take things from her at his convenience, and ultimately is trying to create a new world order with himself at the helm with the New Locacaca. He views himself as a "rock atop other rocks" who only sees value in other individuals as the memories they will leave behind, as he believes he will outlive everyone else. To top it all off, the emblem on Toru's jacket is suspiciously reminiscent of the symbol of the demiurge, a lion-headed serpent with a sun on its crown, who is an arrogant creator god who mistakenly believes himself to be the one true God.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: His existence remained unknown for the majority of the part, but he ultimately is responsible, directly or indirectly, for many of the problems the heroes face, including the Damokan Group and the Locacaca Research Group. His past involvement and manipulation of a then-child Yasuho and the murdering of Mamezuku's father indicate he has been setting things in motion WAY before the story even begun.
  • He Knows Too Much: He murdered Rai's father when the man stumbled upon his botanical experiments during a typhoon.
  • Hidden Villain: Unlike previous Big Bads, Toru doesn't appear at any early point until the heroes decide to investigate the hospital. Even still, he doesn't reveal his nature as the mastermind until he's been told the real location of the branch.
  • Hopeless Suitor:
    • While he did date Yasuho before the start of the story, they ended up parting ways amicably. Despite this, he wishes for things to return to how they were before and has been trying to regain Yasuho's affections.
    • Averted as he doesn't stop him from using an Equivalent Exchange with heal to heal himself at the cost of her life via the new Locacaca's properties, nor the fact, he had been using as her as an exploitable pawn since she was a young child. The relationship being ultimately a facade of convenience to be cast aside once she outlived her usefulness.
  • Hospital Hottie: He's a medical student from the T.G. University Hospital. As shown by his folder image, he's very handsome-looking. Of course, that background is just a facade, as he's actually the one leading the Locacaca Research Organization in the first place.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Implied to possibly be one of his motivations. Toru's last moments are not spent lamenting over the wealth and power he lost out on but rather hallucinating a hornet, the closest thing to a mother figure he had. Given how he genuinely appeared to want Yasuho back in his life and his song of choice of Elvis's The Wonder of You, which was sung in regards to a mother's unconditional love, it is strongly possible that Toru, like all others, simply wanted to feel loved and accepted. However, considering he also considered hornets to be food supplies and he was more than willing to endanger or kill Yasuho, it's just as likely that his idea of "love" is All Take and No Give for his benefit.
  • Immortals Fear Death: Toru is very old, having been around since at least World War 2. He does everything possible to hide his true plans from the heroes, and is driven to a Villainous Breakdown once he realizes that there is a way to circumvent Wonder of U and kill him. The ridiculously broken powers of his Stand say it all; only someone that afraid of death would conjure up a Stand that would protect its user from any possible danger.
  • The Intern: He works at the T.G. University Hospital as a medical student.
  • Invincible Villain: Wonder of U's ability is completely invincible, holding dominion over everything under heaven. No matter what clever strategies or loopholes the protagonists use to circumvent its power, actually hurting Toru or his Stand is impossible as everything that exists falls under causality or reason. The only thing capable of penetrating its seemingly absolute dominion is Josuke's mysterious spinning bubbles, which Toru speculates holds a property that makes it unaffected by causality. This is because the spinning lines that comprise Josuke's bubbles are considered infinitely thin that they practically don't exist, preventing them from being influenced by Wonder of U.
  • Ironic Name: His Stand is named after the song "The Wonder of You", which is about the unconditional love a mother has for her child. Yet Toru never knew this love, as his mother abandoned him as a baby in the woods, as with all Rock Human women do to their children, with Toru's parasitic relationship with a hornet being the closest thing he has to one.
  • Irony:
    • One of Toru's biggest gripes is that due to his youthful appearance, his theories weren't taken seriously so he had to have his Stand take on the appearance of an elderly man whose appearance would signify respect. Once it's revealed he's a Rock Human, he's potentially as old as his assumed identity as the Head Doctor if not more.
    • Toru prizes memories over the lives of others (including his supposed Morality Pet Yasuho). His final moments has him reach out for a hornet (the closest thing he had to a maternal figure) only to find out that it was a figment of his memory. In short, he ended up being deceived by what he treasured most.
  • The Jailbait Wait: How his relationship with Yasuho comes across; he knew her and interacted with her multiple times when she was a child and he was fully adult, and he waited until she entered college (and also forgot about him) to enter a romantic and sexual relationship with her.
  • Karmic Death: Wonder of U's power forces its targets to suffer the worst possible luck they can, and Kaato kills Toru through judicious use of Space Trucking, a Stand that effects playing cards, which are commonly associated with gambling.
  • Kill and Replace: It is heavily implied that Toru, once gaining the information of the man from Yasuho, that he had the man murdered in order to take on his identity as his public facade to pass his ideas from a more credible image.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While most of the Rock Humans were threatening, none of them caused any casualties for the heroes. Once he begins to combat the protagonists, he puts them into a corner, managing to kill Jobin, Rai, Kei, and Kaato (the latter in a Mutual Kill), and puts Josuke on the brink of near dying at several points before he's finally put down.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Despite his overwhelming ability, Toru decides to give up on killing Josuke and call back his Stand when Josuke's bubbles manage to injure him, sensing danger and choosing to prioritize his own safety.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: While his Stand forces the negative karma of his foes to die from the accumulation of that karma. His ultimate demise comes from his past actions coming back to harm him.
    • Kaato uses him for his own ends to heal her grandson, much like how he used Yasuho to gain his new identity.
    • He's subjected to the lethal aftereffects of the Equivalent Exchange of the New Locacaca, much like he forced and planned to force countless people to undergo this with the previous iteration.
    • He's done in by Josuke helped by Yasuho, the woman he used as a pawn to get what he needed from her.
  • Legacy Seeker: This is implied to be Toru's endgame with the new Locacaca and its unique healing properties is to gain the fame and fortune that will come with it.
  • Life Drain: After being injured by Josuke, he eats a New Locacaca fruit and tries to grab Yasuho to force an exchange, trying to heal himself and damage her at the same time. Thanks to Josuke's new power of the Invisible Spin, it doesn't work.
    • This is what ultimately ends up killing him once Kaato forces him into an exchange with Tsurugi.
  • Logical Weakness: As much of a Story-Breaker Power his stand, Wonder of U, is, it still has some of the weaknesses that a majority of Stands have. While Wonder of U is nigh invulnerable, Toru, its user, isn't. Josuke and Yasuho realize this, and them deciding to attack Toru rather than the latter's Stand is what allows them to defeat Toru.
  • Love Will Lead You Back: Wants to be back together with Yasuho, and had left a voicemail declaring his intent to... which Josuke accidentally opens.
    • This is later averted as it's revealed that he's been manipulating Yasuho since her childhood and wanted to keep using her as a pawn.
  • Meaningful Name: Toru's name literally means "take" in Japanese. Throughout the story, his selfishness and megalomania only intensify, as anyone he's ever kept around was only to elevate his station.
  • Mook Depletion: Only started messing with Josuke and the Higashikatas after the deaths of both Damo's group and his own Locacaca Research Group members.
  • Mutual Kill: Kaato finally manages to kill him by forcing an Equivalent Exchange between him and Tsurugi, passing the boy's curse to Toru, causing him to crumble to dust. Nevertheless, before expiring he manages to hit Kaato with one last Calamity, causing her to be stabbed with a saw, seemingly fatally.
  • Nerves of Steel: Unlike many series antagonists, Toru doesn't lose it as soon as his invincible ability is compromised. After getting grievously injured, Toru calmly picks himself up and takes the appropriate steps to try and heal himself with the new Locacaca.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: What sets him apart from other antagonists is how pragmatic and serious he is during combat. He's content observing and waiting the Higashikata household from a relatively safe distance, keeps monologues and any mention of his motives to an absolute minimum, to the point that after The Reveal, his own Stand is chattier than he is. Despite having an insanely powerful Stand, he's not blinded by pride and the moment that Josuke is able to find a way to harm him, he immediately attempts to have Wonder of U retreat. Best shown in Chapter 106, when after being severely wounded by Soft & Wet: Go Beyond, he doesn't even hesitate in biting the New Lokakaka, and rushes towards Yasuho in an attempt to force an exchange with her and heal himself, all the while saying nothing. It would have worked too, if he was quicker to the draw.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He himself is a textbook example of A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, but his whole arc itself also has this dynamic. At first Wonder of U seems like an unusually nasty and confusing Automatic Stand but as the fight goes on and on it slowly dawns not only how ridiculously powerful its powers are but how insanely capable and Genre Savvy the user is.
  • Not So Stoic: As Toru is being disintergrated by the Equivalent Exchange in Chapter 108 his stoicism finally breaks. He begs Kaato to stop and for Yasuho to help him; they don't do anything, leading him to saying this:
  • Older Than They Look: A flashback in Chapter 99 shows Toru emerging out of his wasp nest at age 17, and he looks identical to how he looks in the present, despite him being an unspecified number of years older. Since he encountered Yasuho for the first time when she was a child, this puts him at his late 20s, at minimum. He was also present at Mamezuku's father's funeral when Rai was a boy, and was also the one responsible for the death. At the end of Part 8 it showed he was enacting his Locacaca plans since 1941, at the very least, further confirming Toru assuming Satoru's identity was more akin to blend into human society with someone closer to his age, in which his ideas would've been taken seriously.
  • Only in It for the Money: It's implied that his primary motivation for experimenting with the Locacaca and trying to get the New Locacaca branch is purely to turn up a profit by selling them to humans.
  • Only One Name: He is only referred to by his first name "Toru". This makes him stand out among the cast, as nearly every other character is given a full name. A tailpiece in Volume 25 states that even his ex-girlfriend Yasuho does not know his surname.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Toru only decides to act when the protagonists are looking for the Head Doctor, the presumed mastermind of the Locacaca Organization, and by this point the remaining Rock Humans have already been dealt with. This comes to bite him hard later, when he's dying thanks to the efforts of both Josuke, Yasuho and Kaato, as, with his own stand heavily injured and disintergrating as well, he has no allies left and is forced to beg Yasuho to save him.
  • Personality Powers: Expresses frustration over the fact that he's still young-looking and that this serves as a roadblock to his intellectual passions. Wonder of U's disguise as the elderly Satoru Akefu lets him get into those passions easily, while its Calamity shield can keep those passions safe from interference.
  • Pest Controller: Has access to several Rock Insects he can throw at opponents in the rare case Wonder of U isn't effective on its own.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: In spite of acting like a seasoned college student and posing as an acclaimed elderly doctor, Toru is this deep down. He listens gleefully to music when the Higashitaka family is suffering and when he's mortally cornered, he begs like a child to Yasuho to be spared in spite of trying to kill her moments prior.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The final chapter shows he was active since 1941, placing him at a minimum 87 years old, as the story starts in 2011 and it makes 17 years for Rock Humans to mature and emerge from their nests. He is likely much older as he already seems to be familiar with the Locacaca with his plans with them already in motion.
  • Rummage Sale Reject: The series is known for its strange outfits, but having what seems to be teddy bears sewn as semi-shoulderpads is noticeably weird.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: He jams out to Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" and Elvis Presley's "The Wonder of You" during the horrific attack on Jobin and while Yasuho is crawling in the yard of the Higashikata Estate begging for someone to help her.
  • The Sociopath: While he initially gave the impression of a caring former boyfriend, in truth he's this. He has no care for his former girlfriend nor his own Rock Human. He has spent years lying to that said girlfriend in order to manipulate her to get what he wants as well as set up an elaborate facade in order to exploit others on a grander scale. His desire to be acknowledged for his works feeds into his grandiose sense of self-worth and stimulate his need of self-importance.
  • The Stoic: Regardless of the situation he's in, Toru seems mostly detached and displays no emotion. The only real exception is the aforementioned instance of listening to music.
  • Story-Breaker Power: This goes without saying as a main antagonist, but his ability is confirmed as the strongest of all the villains by Araki himself in his comments for the final volume. Araki explains he tried to come up with the strongest and the most dangerous power one can go up against, and his end conclusion was the power of calamity for its seemingly random and ultimately inevitable nature. Its only limitation that Araki could think of was the fact that it is bound by logic, and while Josuke was able to defeat it without something beyond logic, Araki acknowledges that, in the real world, this very property makes it impossible to even think of a countermeasure. And even then, Josuke was only able to defeat Toru's manipulation of calamity, not the force of calamity itself.
  • Superpower Lottery: Toru pretty much won the jackpot when it comes to his Stand, Wonder of U.
    • Wonder of U is an automated Stand, meaning that its range is limitless, it can operate even without its user, and even if it gets injured, Toru will not get injured. However, and unlike most automated Stands, it's sentient and therefore can act and think on its own. Wonder of U also possesses traits that are extremely rare amongst Stands: it can be seen by non-Stand users, can shapeshift in order to look like an ordinary human, pass through walls and even duplicate itself in order to be in more than one place at the same time. And even if you manage to kill Toru, Wonder of U can still operate on its own.
    • Wonder of U's special ability is to control calamities. Every time someone tries to pursue Wonder of U, a calamity will befall upon them, and this will escalate from bumping into small objects into collisions that might kill them, even trivial stuff such as rain falling from the sky, or even your own allies' attacks. It is shown that it can even affect the thought processes of people to cause calamity, as Joshu completely losing it and attacking Yasuho after she becomes certain in her conviction to catch Toru is implied to be caused by calamity rather than Joshu's own will. Even the mere thought of chasing Wonder of U will trigger this ability, and if you see Toru's face while under the effect of Calamity, you will end up dying one way or another. The fact that Wonder of U can replicate itself further increases its range and threat.
    • In order to defeat it, Josuke had to his evolve his stand in order for it to transcend logic and reality.
    • What makes Toru a standout case even for the series is that nearly every comparable reality-breaking Stand in the franchise either obtains such abilities as an upgrade to an existing Stand or at least is given some explanation as to why they are so powerful. There is no reason given as to how Wonder of U obtained its ability or why Toru has such an unusually powerful Stand.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • Of Doppio. He's an overlooked, seemingly young underling of a drug-trading organization that turns out to be one half of the mastermind. The major difference is that while Doppio acts as The Dragon to Diavolo, Toru is the one in control here, as Satoru is his Stand and thus partly an extension of his will.
    • His character is remarkably similar to Kars as well. They are both the leaders of an inhuman group after an object that will amplify their power and standing. Also, both are visionaries that had trouble in having their ideas accepted by society. Kars' experiments with the Stone Mask were considered too radical by his people. Toru was brushed off by major corporations for being seen as too young and inexperienced despite having a fairly novel idea. They also have fairly comparable stances towards nature. Kars had great respect for nature and believed that the Pillar Men were the true inheritors of the planet instead of humans. Toru, through Wonder of U, declares that property such as an orchard or the Locacaca never belonged to humans since it was their birthright to begin with. They also have an extremely pragmatic approach with their opponents. To top it all off, Wonder of U has a few nods to Kars himself, with the very same Light Blades Kars had, to various sun and light motifs that tie in directly with Kars' motivations.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: Stylized suns. They also appear as his Stand's eyes, hinting at its true user well before the reveal.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He is the Stand user behind Satoru Akefu and the real head of the Locacaca Organization.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Even in a franchise known for its brutal villains, none have done something as convoluted and petty as weaponizing a falling evacuation slide panel ripped off of an airplane 10,000 meters in the air to kill an ex-girlfriend. It's implied that, whilst he can somewhat direct the Calamities at a specific target or manner, Toru himself doesn't have exact control over the "type" of Calamity that will affect his victim, merely that one will inevitably happen. This is somewhat justified since, by nature, the Calamities must take advantage of his or his target's surroundings in an unforeseen or unpredictable manner, and even Wonder of U itself expresses puzzlement about what will happen next when Rai manages to get within a literal inch of it without activating its Calamity shield, admitting that nobody else has even gotten closer than him and it's equally stumped about what will happen if he decides to "pursue" Wonder of U from such a close range. In fact, Wonder of U expresses more control over the nature of the Calamities than Toru himself, implying that his absolute defence isn't something that Toru himself can completely control in a precise manner.
  • The Unfought: Due to the nature of his Stand, Toru isn't conventionally fought, and instead has to be outmaneuvered and outwitted by the heroes. He does grab a blade to defend himself against Kaato when it looks like she's going to attack him in a rage whilst he's badly wounded from Josuke's bubbles, but otherwise he never gets physical with others, preferring instead to keep his distance from them and let his Stand's abilities deal them fatal injuries before they can reach him. Fittingly, he's killed through the heroes finally managing to lay a hand on him, and just that, since anything else would have constituted an intent to pursue him.
  • This Cannot Be!: Loses his composure once he starts realizing that Josuke truly possesses an ability that can actually hurt him, bypassing all of his knowledge of the flow of causality, which makes Toru immediately claim Josuke’s spinning bubbles must be something beyond the realms of reason itself if they can pierce through his Stand abilities at all. When he's finally hit by one of Josuke's soap bubbles, all he can do is quietly say "what" in confusion.
  • Two Aliases, One Character: It's revealed that the Head Doctor, Satoru Akefu, is his Stand, meaning they are one and the same.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Once Kaato forces him into an exchange with Tsurugi and he starts crumbling away, so does his remaining composure. He goes out screaming, trying to convince Kaato to spare him, and ends up begging Yasuho for help, to no avail, until he finally turns into dust.
    Toru: HOW DARE YOU DO THIS TO ME! DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU'RE GOING TO GET AWAY WITH THIIIIS?!! S-stop this, Kaato Higashikata. G-get Tsurugi's arm... off... of me... Do... you understand... what you're doing? […] Stop this! Stop destroying the "branches"! […] Y-Yasuho-chan... don't do this... Please... you have to stop her... She's mistaken! (beat) P-Please, help me... Yasuho-chan. I... don't want to die... You're the only one... that can save me... Please... we've been friends since you were a child, haven't we...? (beat) YASUHO, STOP THIS GODDAMNED BITCH ALREADY GODDAMMIIIIIIIT!!!
  • Villain No Longer Idle: He starts dealing with Josuke and the Higashikatas after the deaths of both Damo's group and his own Locacaca Research Group members, especially once Josuke confronts The Head Doctor at the hospital.
  • Walking Spoiler: Goes without saying, considering that he is the true leader of the Rock Humans.
  • While Rome Burns: Toru cheerfully listens to music while he sends Wonder of U to the Higashikata estate to attack the family with the flow of Calamity.
  • A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Textbook example. Just how dangerous can the doe-eyed teenager with teddy bears on his sleeves can be, you ask? Oh, dear.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: According to him, Wonder of U's full power is unleashed if he, the user's, form is seen, and results in instant death for the observer. Interestingly, Jobin only realizes that he has been fatally impaled with shrapnel when he notices Toru's figure on the cameras.

Smuggling Cartel / Damokan Group

    Yotsuyu Yagiyama 

Yotsuyu Yagiyama (Stand: I Am A Rock)

Voiced by: Masaya Matsukaze (Eyes of Heaven)

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I Am A Rock

"My name is Yotsuyu Yagiyama. I'm 28 years old. I work as an architect, and where I live... IS A SECRET."

The architect of the Higashikata household and self-described as someone obsessed with social status. He is first seen assaulting Yasuho in the Higashikata household without the family's knowledge. He is also apparently the man responsible for taking Josuke's memories away.

He is the first of the Rock Humans revealed, and with him we learn the first bits of their abilities and nature, such as they can turn into stone and are more physically resilient to injury.

His Stand, I Am A Rock (named after a Simon & Garfunkel song), has gravity-themed power that allows him to turn anyone he touches into a gravitational point for any object of his choosing. He can also form a film from his eyes and mouth that can more easily direct his gravitational powers, such as waterboarding by pouring water onto it.


  • Ambiguous Gender: Extremely androgynous in appearance, and after he falls apart, Norisuke wonders where the penis has gone. It's possible that Yotsuyu may have never had one at all.
  • The Dragon: Implied to have been this to Damo while he was alive. Flashbacks show that he was the one trusted to recruit Jobin into the cartel, along with being the member Damo brought with him to interogate Kira and Josefumi. Unlike other examples of this trope, Yotsuyu is the FIRST of the cartel that is dealt with.
  • Dub Name Change: I Am A Rock is shortened to "I, Rock" in Eyes of Heaven.
  • Gravity Master: A variant; he can cause any object of his choice to attract to anyone he touches.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: He explicitly uses waterboarding (although without the board).
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Possibly necessary, since he was waterboarding Yasuho while trying to talk to her.
  • Punny Name: His Stand's name is "I Am A Rock". Guess what species Yotsuyu is?
  • Rummage Sale Reject: His clothes are weird as hell, and include what seems to be a breast plate worn over a tunic worn over a black spike-covered body-suit, as well as spiked shoulder pads on top of all that.
  • Spikes of Villainy: They are present in all of his body. He also wants Josuke dead and isn't afraid of using villain-like techniques to achieve his goals.
    • Chapter 30's special illustration in the April 2014 Ultra Jump shows this trait extends to his Stand.
  • Stalker without a Crush: He doesn't want Josuke to be sad because he claims that Josuke will die again, and therefore, wants to erase Josuke's memories again. And he's been stalking both Josuke and Yasuho the whole time.
  • Theme Naming: "Yagiyama" is a neighborhood and mountain range near Morioh and S-City (as well as in real world Sendai). It's suggested that he and Dainenjiyama have simply used these nearby mountains as pseudonyms in order to infiltrate human society.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Thought it seems that Yotsuyu has no need to breathe, his skin needs continuous access to oxygen for him to function when he's petrified. In fact, Rock People are far more dependent on air than mankind, as he literally cracks and falls apart when underwater after Josuke uses Soft & Wet to steal the oxygen from his body.

    Aisho Dainenjiyama 

Aisho Dainenjiyama (Stand: Doobie Wah!)

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Doobie Wah!

"I wonder if I'll ever be able to meet Yotsuyu again... I've got a strong feeling that I won't. I swear I'll figure out who did it."

The second Rock Human to appear. He is tasked with the care of and sale of the fruits of the Locacaca tree, which is thought to be able to cure the Higashikata family of their mysterious illness; Yasuho and Tsurugi discover that instead the Locacaca fruit only cures people through Equivalent Exchange, with one malady cured while part of the eater's body turns to stone. Jobin has a personal stake in the Locacaca and is in contact with Dainenjiyama, who reports to him as he chases two people following him, unaware they are Yasuho and Tsurugi. From him, we learn that Rock Humans hibernate for a month straight and encounter bad luck when becoming romantically involved with humans.

His Stand, Doobie Wah! (named after a Peter Frampton song), allows him to create an automatically attacking tornado that grows in intensity with the breathing of his targets.


  • Avenging the Villain: He quickly realizes that Yotsuyu is most likely dead and swears to find the ones involved.
  • Blow You Away: His Stand, Doobie Wah! takes the form of a little tornado.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is frequently ridiculed, to the point it could cross into Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain and The Woobie if not for his Would Hurt a Child tendencies.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: After a bird poops on his shoulder, he chases it away while dropping several f-bombs.
  • Deep Sleep: Through his flashbacks, we discover that Rock Humans sleep for a month straight and cannot possibly wake up during that time.
  • Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud: His Stand takes the form of a miniature twister that tracks down and tears its victims apart. What's worse is that it can reform in your presence by using your breath.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: He is a victim of this when his human girlfriend takes advantage of his month-long sleep to sell his land.
  • Look Both Ways: Just as he thinks he's cornered Yasuho and Tsurugi, he sees Jobin Higashikata approach him, unaware that Tsurugi has used Paper Moon King on him which has made every single bus in Morioh appear as Jobin Higashikata to him, and he finds out the deception too late.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Doobie Wah!
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Whenever he realizes something is going wrong for him, he expresses it through repeatedly yelling out "fuck".
  • Stupid Crooks: In Chapter 51, Josefumi and Kira steal parts of the Locacaca tree right under his nose.
  • Theme Naming: Like Yotsuyu Yagiyama, "Dainenjiyama" is a mountain near Morioh and S-City (as well as real world Sendai).

    A. Phex Brothers 

A. Phex Brothers (Stands: Schott Key No. 1 and Schott Key No. 2)

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Schott Key No. 1
Schott Key No. 2

A pair of street performers after Karera Sakunami (named after Aphex Twin). Both have pierced ears; the older brother has his right ear pierced while the younger brother has his left ear pierced. They, too, are Rock Humans like Yotsuyu and Dainenjiyama.

Their Stands are both named Schott Key (after the Aphex Twin song "Schottkey 7th Path"). The older brother's Stand, Schott Key No. 1, has the ability to transform (what's left of) his right hand into whatever his left (intact) hand is touching. The younger brother's Stand, Schott Key No. 2, constantly generates a deadly toxic gas, so he holds the Stand in a soccer ball closed up with a zipper that he is always kicking around.


  • Deadly Gas: Schott Key No. 2 never stops creating that poison gas. Unlike other examples, the A. Phex Brothers aren't immune to it, so it's kept inside the soccer ball where the gas can't escape. The elder twin can use Schott Key No. 1 while touching the zipper to jettison some of the gas at an enemy.
  • Dumb Muscle: Their Stands are deadly, but also incredibly simple and straightforward, necessitating that they directly take part in the fight too. This unfortunately proves to be their biggest weakness, as Josuke's able to easily get the better of them in fistfights, and their close proximity gets exploited when Karera and Josuke burn and poison them to death.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Being able to turn your right hand into whatever your left hand is touching sounds like a lame power to have. However, it's important to keep in mind that the older brother is able to turn his right hand into anything his left hand is touching, including Schott Key No. 2's toxic gas.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: While the brothers are busy trying to put out the fire Karera set on them, Soft & Wet uses its bubbles to smother them with the very same gas that Schott Key No. 2 generated.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: The fact that Schott Key No. 2 constantly generates a poisonous gas means that it has to be kept in an airtight, soccer ball-like bag.
  • Punny Name: Their last name is A. Phex, and they're twin brothers.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Not only are the brothers not immune to Schott Key No. 2's gas, the younger brother can't get it to stop either.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: The older brother's Stand has the ability to make whatever his left hand touches sprout from the rocky stump where his right hand should be.

    Tamaki Damo 

Tamaki Damo (Stand: Vitamin C)

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Vitamin C

"Just so we're clear, I'll repeat that one more time. The one that tells me where the 'Locacaca' is being 'cultivated'... and only 'that one' will be forgiven. And 'I will kill the other one.' Those are the 'two' goals I came here with."

Head of the Locacaca smuggling cartel in Morioh, a Rock Human, and Hato's new boyfriend (named after Germany-based Japanese musician Damo Suzuki from the band Can). He previously took on Josefumi Kujo's identity to integrate into society and explain his disappearance. He only became Hato's boyfriend in order to get closer to both Norisuke IV and Josuke, whom he believes to be Yoshikage Kira, and later attempts to attack the Higashikata household, masquerading as Hato's boyfriend.

His Stand, Vitamin C (named after a Can song), can "soften" people into a semiliquid state, comparable to wet mud or toothpaste, so long as his fingerprints or Vitamin C's hand projections have touched them.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When Hato fatally wounded Damo with Walking Heart, Damo resorted to begging Hato to spare him, going so far to declare he really was in love with her. And when Josuke was about to finish him off, he offered him more Locacaca fruits for Holly Kira. They're having none of that.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The kanji for his first name, Tamaki, can also be read as "Kan", thus making his given name a double reference to Can.
    • Hato even calls him "Kan-chan".
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Male example; he became Hato's boyfriend and manipulated her so he can get closer to her family and interrogate her father on the whereabouts of Kira and Josefumi.
  • Body Horror: His Stand Vitamin C can, amongst other things, twist your body around and melt you into a state liquid enough to go down a drain, or seemingly absorb you into itself.
    • No Ontological Inertia: Anything that was liquefied by Vitamin C is restored to normal once outside its range or if the owner of the Stand dies.
  • Cool Shades: Overlaps with Sinister Shades.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: His arc is a Whole-Plot Reference to American Hustle making him one to Irving Rosenfeld. While Irving is a sleazy con artist, he's also a loving father who develops legitimate love for Cindy and ultimately reforms into a better person. By contrast, Damo has nothing redeemable about him, between faking his affections for Hato, engaging in torture with his Stand's powers, and ends up begging for his life when cornered by Josuke.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: It's implied that the reason no one is looking for Josefumi Kujo is because Damo stole his identity; which is why his face appears on Josefumi's passport.
  • Dirty Coward: In true minor JoJo villain fashion, he has the gall to beg for mercy from the heroes upon defeat after fucking them over for several chapters, and is subsequently given none.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Josuke notices that since Damo attacked the Higashikata household without any assistance, he's the leader of the Locacaca smuggling ring and has no subordinates left. However, Rai's speculations and the appearance of Urban Guerilla indicates that he's only a part of a much larger network.
  • Fat Bastard: A portly, evil man who can liquefy people with his Stand and a Rock Human involved in the smuggling of Locacaca fruits, and became Hato's boyfriend to get close to her family so he can interrogate and kill her family, and played a major part in Kira and Josefumi fusing into Josuke.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Acts polite and lovely to Norisuke IV, while torturing him for answers. When Norisuke hesitates in answering questions, he casually slices his hand off with a thousand yen banknote, explaining that Vitamin C makes its victims softer than butter and calmly adds he could to the same to Norisuke's daughters.
  • Gonk: Noticeably unattractive, with a combover and no chin. When Hato introduces her boyfriend to them, Hato's family and Josuke are left speechless at how he looks and how he managed to pull in Hato the glamour model.
  • Harmless Liquefaction: The power of his Stand, Vitamin C, is that it melts people into goop, which he uses as a method of attack, but melting people with Vitamin C alone doesn't kill them. They're immobilized from it, but they're still alive and conscious; able to speak perfect sentences. It's the environments surrounding his targets which Damo weaponizes.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: After rendering Norisuke immobile into a pile of goo, he announces that he has three things he wants to know and demands answers from Norisuke for each of them. When Norisuke resists cooperation, he slices his arm off with a thousand yen banknote. It's not the first time he has done this.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The first character to directly attack the family household. No matter the outcome, the Higashikatas won't return to a normal life after Damo.
  • Karmic Death: Killed by the combined forces of Hato and Josuke, both who he intended to kill. Josuke, as the fused result of Josefumi and Kira, especially sweetened the deal.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Is dealt fatal blows by Hato, the woman he seduced to manipulate her, who tears into him for hurting her family.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: In his introduction, he appears to be some chubby unattractive dude with a horrible taste in fashion and hopeless social skills. Two chapters later, and he has successfully infiltrated the Higashikata household, incapacitated most of its members and reveals his confident and intimidating self to Norisuke. It's later revealed that he had confronted Kira and Josefumi after discovering their Locacaca-stealing efforts and effectively killed one of them, despite their powerful Stands.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Don't let his appearance fool you. This guy singlehandedly incapacitates almost everyone in the Higashikata household, and they're a family of Stand users, including Norisuke.
  • One Head Taller: Inverted, Hato is the one who's one head taller in that case.
  • The Pig-Pen: His hands are very sticky, with him leaving his handprints and fingerprints all over the Higashikata household. However, it's through his prints that Vitamin C takes effect.
  • Sadist: Interrogation on his immobile victims seems to be his preferred method of drawing information out, and appears to have a penchant for torturing his softened victims with a thousand yen banknote if they do not comply (he also put a fish in Norisuke's liquefiedbody just for his fun).
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: While Hato is spunky and energetic, Damo is a soft speaker who always approaches things in a formal manner.
  • Smug Snake: His bravado comes apart after he gets skewered by Hato.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: The other Higashikatas are puzzled at why Hato would want to date this gonk.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Claims he's the only one who can import the Locacaca shortly before Josuke offs him in the middle of the sidewalk.
  • Younger Than They Look: Or so he claims. He says he's 23, but easily looks twice as old as that if not more. This is likely because he's stolen Josefumi's identity.
  • Your Head A-Splode: Josuke's Stand punches his bloodied, crumbling head so hard that it shatters and reduces it to bits and blood splatter on the sidewalk and walls. Thankfully for Josuke, the gore instantly turns to stone as Damo is killed, allowing the incident to go unnoticed by bystanders.

Locacaca Research Group

    Urban Guerrilla 

Urban Guerrilla/Ryo Shimosato (Stand: Brain Storm)

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Brain Storm

"While you guys are in a daze over making money and health, the new Locacaca will bring a whole new world to us! An exciting world where you guys constantly sink downward... and we rise to the top will come!"

A Rock Human sent to take out the plant appraiser (named after a Hawkwind song). He is a savage person who grunts and growls while speaking, and relentlessly pursues his targets with the help of his "pet", Doremifasolati Do. Josuke deduces that Urban Guerrilla is a medical doctor in his public life, which Guerilla himself accidentally confirms.

His Stand, Brain Storm (named after a Hawkwind song), consists of several small entities similar to bird puzzles which can dig into the skin and inject a hemolytic virus, melting flesh in seconds.


  • Ax-Crazy: Definitely the most openly unhinged Rock Human we've seen so far. His constant screaming and the way he gleefully boasts how he'll use the Plant Appraiser's corpse to tie his shoelaces don't exactly hurt.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The kanji to his civilian name, Ryo Shimosato, can also be read as "ge ri ra". Or, "guerilla".
  • Body Horror: The effect of his Stand certainly isn't pretty: it melts several perfectly circular holes into the flesh of its victims.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He looks down on the Locacaca Smuggling Cartel for wasting the potential of the Locacaca fruit simply to line their pockets.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: He's a hitman in modern day Japan, in other words he's an urban guerrilla.
  • Eye Scream: Gets a fork into his right eyelid.
  • Fantastic Racism: He seems to think less of humans due to their lower compatibility to the Locacaca fruit compared to Rock Humans.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Wears a really weird mask.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: His stalking of and fight with Josuke, Yasuho, and Rai lasts about an arc, but it reveals to the heroes that the Rock Human conspiracy is still a threat and that members of Morioh's medical community are in on it as well.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Cioccolata from Part 5. Both are Ax-Crazy agents of powerful organizations with virus-related Stands accompanied by their earth-based "pets". The fact that both of their fights have height as a key factor only drives the point further, and Josuke notes near the end that Urban Guerilla's probably a doctor in his day job.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Underneath the mask, he actually looks quite dorky.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: After having Doremifasolati Do bury both of them into the ground to avoid Rai's gasoline attack, he thinks he's safe. However, when he sees one of Josuke's bubbles from Soft & Wet float by his face with gasoline in it, all he can say is a resigned, "Oh... shit."
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: While people like Damo or Yatsuya weren't exactly easy, Guerrilla is a professional assassin with one of the deadliest Stands in the series and a counter to everything Josuke throws at them. There's a reason the heroes spent half the fight taking potshots and running: they couldn't fight him head-on.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Water can easily wash away Brain Storm provided it hasn't entered the body. Defeating him also purges the virus from anyone infected, no matter how far gone they are.

    Doremifasolati Do 

Doremifasolati Do

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A Rock Animal of unknown species, which follows Urban Guerrilla (named after a Hawkwind album). It has a tank-like body with caterpillar treads, allowing it to silently travel underground while protecting its "master" inside its torso.

It's unknown whether or not it has a Stand, but it can move through soil almost effortlessly.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: The grooves near his eyes resemble this.
  • Equippable Ally: Doremifasolati acts as Urban's ride, giving him protection while allowing him to expand the range of his Stand using trees.
  • Fast Tunnelling: It can break the ground and push through soil allowing quick tunneling underground.
  • Logical Weakness: Tank treads like Doremifasolati's are made for uneven, natural terrain like sand and soil. It makes sense that it has a harder time burrowing through thicker, more solid surfaces like concrete.
  • Punny Name: While it's named after a Hawkwind album, its full name (like the album) is just solfège notes in order.
    • Latido means "Bark" in Portuguese, and Doremifasolati is a Rock Animal with similarities shared with dogs.
  • Right-Hand Attack Dog: Is basically this for Urban Guerilla. Helps that a few signs point to Doremifasolati being the equivalent of a dog.
  • Sand Is Water: Can burrow through ground like it was water, but this only applies to natural ground like soil.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Secco from Part 5. Both have powers that makes it so Sand Is Water to them and act as the "pets" of Ax-Crazy, virus-based Stand users who use them to gain ground on the heroes. The fact that Guerrilla's fight is a mirror of Cioccolata's makes it even more blatant.
  • Tank Goodness: Highly resembles a tank.
  • Visual Pun: The Hawkwind album it's named after contains the songs Urban Guerrilla and Brain Storm are named after, fitting how Doremifasolati Do has a compartment in its torso that allows Urban Guerrilla and his Stand to hide inside.

    Poor Tom 

Poor Tom (Stand: Ozon Baby)

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Ozon Baby

"I'm gettin' my hands on that Locacaca, no ifs, and, or buts!"

An associate of Damo and Urban Guerrilla who contacts Jobin to deal with the latter's defeat and the discovery of the New Locacaca. He looks to be a young child but upon closer inspection is much older, and is incredibly lecherous.

His Stand, Ozon Baby (named after a Led Zeppelin song), is a physical "seed" which takes the form of a LEGO model of the White House. When this seed is buried in the ground, Ozon Baby's actual powers manifest in its ability to affect the air pressure in the surrounding area; small closed-off rooms begin to pressurize while larger open spaces are depressurized, inflicting severe cases of decompression sickness on those who make the mistake of moving between them. Eventually, the air pressure becomes too much, and anyone unlucky enough to be in the same room as Ozon Baby will cave in on themselves.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He tries to bribe Josuke with money to stop him from killing him. It doesn't work.
  • Blow You Away: Poor Tom's Ozon Baby automatically manipulates air pressure around it to kill. If you're inside a closed space, the pressure will build up to lethal levels, but going outside isn't much better because the surrounding air pressure will decrease to lethal levels too.
  • Dirty Old Man: Poor Tom uses his child-size height to peer up women's dresses.
  • Fighting a Shadow: Ozon Baby's true form is its seed, while the form it conjures is a mere illusion meant to intimidate and misdirect enemies.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The final segment of his fight has Josuke poison him by taking advantage of Ozon Baby's pressure to seal poisonous yew seeds in bubbles before popping them to turn them into chemical sprays. He then creates a multi-layered bubble that also takes advantage of the air pressure to pop and home in on Poor Tom... which reveals itself as a bluff when Poor Tom cancels Ozon Baby's pressure to avoid the projectile, allowing Josuke to approach Tom without experiencing the effects of the pressure.
  • Kavorka Man: He is a misshapen middle-aged looking dwarf with a lecherous streak that manages to make Tamaki Damo look dashing. However, he seems to be ridiculously good at picking up chicks, mentioning his girlfriend to Jobin while they are meeting in the parking lot, and gets another woman's number before their meeting is even done.
  • Kick the Dog: Naturally. During his attack on the Higashikata estate he manages to seriously injure their Rock Dog Iwasuke. The dog survives, thankfully.
  • No Ontological Inertia: When Ozon Baby's effects are canceled, the effects of pressurizing interior spaces and depressurizing exterior spaces simply vanish without a trace, even though returning the pressure back to normal should have caused debilitating depressurization sickness.
  • Odd Name Out: Most Rock Humans have adopted Japanese human names to infiltrate in society, but Poor Tom's name is really just Poor Tom.
  • Older Than They Look: Jobin initially mistakes Poor Tom for a young child playing in a parking lot, until he starts smoking and talking.
    • Really 700 Years Old: If he happens to be a Rock Human, there's no telling how old Poor Tom actually may be.
  • Product Displacement: Ozon Baby's "seed" looks exactly like LEGO's 21006 The White House kit, but there's no LEGO branding on its bricks.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: May be a Call-Back to Mannish Boy from Stardust Crusaders, an actual baby with the mind of a psychopathic adult, whereas Poor Tom is an adult who happens to look like a child. They are both even shown smoking to emphasize their abnormalities.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He neglected to tell Jobin that he'd be in range of Ozon Baby's devastating abilities. He gets the same treatment when his allies shoot him and take the fake branch.

    Wu Tomoki 

Wu Tomoki (Stand: Doctor Wu)

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Doctor Wu

"But speaking personally... I have never experienced a failure. I have not failed. Not a single time... in my life."

A surgeon (named after a Steely Dan song) operating out of T.G. University Hospital. One of his patients is Mitsuba Higashikata, who he's using as a guinea pig for his experiments. He's one of the Rock Humans that went to extract Poor Tom.

His Stand, Doctor Wu (named after... a Steely Dan song), allows him to break his body down into stone fragments that can enter and bond with other people, causing paralysis and allowing him to take control of their bodies.


  • The Ace: "Wu Tomoki does not fail," according to the man himself.
    Wu: I have not failed. Not a single time... in my life. In school exams... the national doctor exam... my driving test to get a license... I passed them all on the first try.
  • And I Must Scream: His fragments need to be free of restriction if he's to put himself back together. Displacing a large enough portion of him or binding his pieces the wrong way can prevent him from reforming.
  • Anime Hair: An ear of corn.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: His hairstyle resembles an ear of corn. Doctor Wu allows his body fragments to cause allergic reactions by entering other people's bodies, similar to how corn pollen can cause hay fever.
  • But Not Too Foreign: His name "Wu" indicates he's at least partly Chinese, as does the author's intended way to write his name as "Wu Tomoki" rather than "Tomoki Wu". But it is all probably a lie, considering he is actually a Rock Human who has fabricated his own life story to hide amongst humans.
  • Emergency Services: How he and his partner approach the burning Higashikata estate without anyone suspecting their true intentions.
  • Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy: He explains how his Stand works while attacking Yasuho and Mitsuba, likely because Doctor Wu is such a basic ability that he sees no point in hiding it.
    Wu Tomoki: Like the yellow dust that drifts on the westerly winds, my body can reduce to tiny fragments and reassemble. But that is all... That is all there is to my ability.
  • Inconsistent Spelling:
    • His surname is written as 羽 which is has a possible reading as u in Japanese. However, his surname is pronounced as uu, which is closer to how the Japanese language approximates the wu sound in Chinese, which is apparently how Araki decided his name should be parsed instead of the Japanese practice of swapping name order to match Western European languages. However, this is an inaccurate spelling as 羽 is read as in Mandarin Chinese (and jyu5 in Cantonese, ú in Hokkien), not any form of wu.
    • An illustration included in volume 20 has his name as "Doctor Woo".
  • Jabba Table Manners: Drains entire bottles of silicon-infused water in one go and snacks on giant sheets of plain dried seaweed while addressing a patient he plans to work on.
  • One-Steve Limit: Averted. He shares a name with his Stand, much like Weather Report and Foo Fighters.
  • One to Million to One: Doctor Wu allows him to crumble into tiny stone fragments which can take control of someone if they get inside their body. In a play on this trope, he doesn't have much control over the fragments if they get small enough so he has to rely on things like air conditioning systems and sprinklers to propel him around.
  • Power Perversion Potential: Infuriated with their continued resistance, he tells Yasuho and Mitsuba that his fragments are even capable of invading them through their urethras before attacking them one last time.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: It's an use of his Stand ability, shown as he took the form of an undulating mass beneath Mitsuba's skin, as well as having shards of his own stony body enter Yasuho's ear, knocking her out while attempting to fuse with her own skeleton.
  • Required Secondary Powers: Subverted. His Stand allows him to break himself down into small fragments and reform, but he can't really move while he's a pile of Rock Human rubble and relies on air currents both natural and artificial to get around.

  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Like Urban Guerrilla, he's one of Cioccolata. Tomoki is a doctor with a weird haircut, views himself as righteous in some way, does unethical treatments on his patients, and his Stand enables some sort of Detachment Combat.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He seriously believes Josuke and his allies are in the wrong because of the kind of public good the Locacaca could be. That said, he's aware that the Locacaca has an odd sense of priority—like healing a minor injury by fossilizing brain tissue — so while his associates research the fruit, he uses his Stand ability to keep Locacaca matter out of the brain.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Doesn't bat an eyelash when the Locacaca takes Mitsuba's unborn child through the Equivalent Exchange. His reasoning for this behavior is that abortions at the fourteenth week are perfectly legal in Japan.

    Satoru Akefu (SPOILERS

Wonder of U

Voiced by: Takayuki Sugo (All-Star Battle R)

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"Did you perhaps... come here... intending to 'pursue' me?"
True Form
"Today! I, Satoru Akefu... have brought something to this place... for the sake of all of you out there."

The Head Doctor of the T.G. University Hospital. Supposedly 89 years old, but quite spry for his age. He was one of the only people who had access to the Locacaca growing lab in the basement of the hospital, and thus is almost certainly involved with the Rock Human smuggling operation, and is presumably the mastermind behind it. In truth, he's a proxy for the real mastermind, Toru; his real identity is Toru's Stand, Wonder of U (named after an Elvis Presley song), who has been disguising himself as Dr. Satoru Akefu, a medical practitioner who was murdered by Toru ten years prior to the story.

Wonder of U is an automatic Stand which is triggered when a person has the intent to pursue him, which forces some type of misfortune on the target, no matter how improbable. The most common type of misfortunes seen are objects suddenly flying into his pursuers, and doing abnormally grievous injury to them.


  • Arch-Enemy: To Rai Mamezuku, as he is the one responsible his father's death via Calamity. Also to Josuke himself, as he sees Akefu as the one responsible for his mother Holly's condition.
  • Art Imitates Art: His outfit and facelessness for most of his early appearances are a reference to the art of René Magritte. Araki later draws him floating in midair in chapter covers, just to make sure the audience gets it.
  • Badass Boast: He has a pretty cold, but still awesome one while confronting Josuke.
    Satoru Akefu: The point where those on a long journey are most likely to meet with an accident is just before returning home.
  • Battle in the Rain: When Josuke and Rai plan to ambush him, Wonder of U triggers and makes it rain. Which happens to be extremely dangerous due to the Stand's effects.
  • The Beastmaster: He carries around at least two Rock Insects on-hand in case something manages to circumvent his powers. There is a specific purpose to them, as if an opponent figure out that his abilities activate on pursuit and refuses to engage, Wonder of U simply has his insects attack in his stead since he isn't allowed to attack himself. When the enemy is inevitably forced to attack the insects or Wonder of U in defense, this action counts as pursuit and triggers a Calamity, ensuring Wonder of U's safety and enhancing the Rock Insect's offensive capacities simultaneously.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With his user.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: As the mastermind of the Locacaca organization, he shares this status alongside Jobin Higashikata.
  • Bishōnen Line: In both his faux and true appearances from a meta and narrative perspective in an odd way. Compared to the other Rock Humans' Stands that were vaguely humanoid monsters at best or strange abstract objects at worst, Wonder of U is significantly more human-like in proportions; in contrast, being also able to transform into a human guise so lifelike that it can be seen by non-Stand users and is initially assumed to be Wonder of U's Stand user, rather than being Toru's Stand able to turn into a human to give his master anonymity while he poses as a doctor to pass the Locacaca as a viable cure.
    • Zigzagged in comparison to the previous main villains' Stands. While his true face is that least human-like and expressive thus far, Wonder of U makes up for it by being able to wear clothes and being able to transform into a human being that can be seen by non-Stand users, on top of having a visible separate consciousness to his master, Toru.
  • Call-Back:
    • Wonder of U features arm blades reminiscent of Kars' Light Blades. Fitting as Kars was the leader of the Pillar Men while Satoru is the apparent leader of the Rock Humans shown thus far.
    • Wonder of U being an antagonist's Stand with a long range and a personality separate from its user are also reminicent of Pucci's Whitesnake.
  • Cane Fu: He is remarkably dextrous in using his cane to parry Josuke's bubbles. When the handle breaks off as a result, it goes flying, seemingly randomly, only to be directed into Kei's eye socket as a consequence of Calamity.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While his ability is strong by itself, his initial attack on Josuke and Rai involved him trying to decapitate them with the scythe on his arm when they weren't looking.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Wonder of U has several seemingly unrelated powers: It can Shapeshift into other people, making it visible even to non-Stand users, teleport around, seemingly appearing out of thin air, and most dangerously of all, cause Calamities to affect whoever tries to pursue it.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Much like Toru, his true Stand user, he stands out as an oddity amongst the main villains for both initial impression and his true nature as a Stand.
    • His initial impression is being an old man, which contrasts with the usual Bishōnen men that are usually in their prime or nonhuman beings with extended lifespans that make them look much younger.
    • Once his true nature as a Stand is revealed, he contrasts drastically with the previous main villain's Stands. He possesses a high enough level of autonomy to have his own personality separate from Toru himself. The Stands of prior main villains didn't show any visible unique personalities of their own with the closest to Wonder of U's quirk being King Crimson and Whitesnake, the former being a mouthpiece and the latter showing contrasting personality traits than Pucci. He also prefers to wear clothes and even pose as a lifelike human that can be seen by non-Stand users, something previous main villains' Stands lacked. He's also the only main villain's Stand so far to be a posthumous Stand.
    • Compared to Valentine's D4C Love Train, it also shares some similarities and differences. Both abilities do revolve around bad things happening to other people as a defensive measure, but Love Train is an upgrade to D4C that takes misfortune and redirects it to someone other than Valentine. Wonder of U, on the other hand, can inherently compress a person's bad karma in a singular point to almost Reality Warper levels. Also, while D4C can still be used for offense, Wonder of U is purely a defensive Stand.
  • Cool, but Inefficient: Wonder of U is implied to be capable of offensive combat given its arm blades and a surprising amount of dexterity. But given how its signature ability is purely defensive, these traits seem to be almost entirely for show.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Wonder of U has not one, but two incredibly dangerous Rock Insects on his person, just in case one isn't enough for the job.
  • Dark Is Evil: As a Stand, in the colored manga, he's coded with darker shades of reds and yellows, which make him contrast with the usual light tinted Stands of the previous main villains.
  • Dastardly Dapper Derby: One that, combined with his scarf helps hide his face quite well. It's also, disturbingly enough, part of his body.
  • Dragon Their Feet: After its user is killed, Wonder of U turns completely autonomous and seemingly begins to attempt killing everything in its vicinity. Had it not for Josuke's Go Beyond, the Higashikata estate may have continued to suffer endless waves of Calamities.
  • Dull Surprise: When Rai manages to come within 1 cm to him, his reaction is not so much bewilderment but intrigue that anyone has managed to get so close to him, asserting that regardless, no one is allowed to attack him without suffering Calamity. However, his expression when Mamezuku actually manages to touch him indicates that he was more worried than he let on.
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Several elements of how Wonder of U functions drastically alter by the time that Wonder of U being the true identity of Satoru.
    • Initially, Wonder of U is portrayed with a Blade Below the Shoulder, implying it could be used for combat. However, by the time Satoru is exposed to be Wonder of U, he has opted for a hybrid appearance of itself wearing clothes and more importantly, relying on Rock Insects for defense to make it for apparent lack of offensive abilities outside of its Calamity, with the arm blades being discarded.
    • The way Wonder of U later works involves a priority list of exact targets that Toru deems the biggest threat to his existence. Initially, it was portrayed as a more esoteric ability of targeting anyone whose karma was negative to warrant it to backlash violently — and more significantly, to people that were unrelated to Toru's priority list — such as a random prisoner that was near Rai in his jail cell.
    • Initially beyond its ability to have objects sporadically become lethal, it was implied to have low-key Reality Warper powers, such as generating worms in Rai's food and altering the context of a conversation of a reporter so it would seem like he ate the Locacaca Fruit as well as pursuing him, warping logic to suit his needs. This flies in the face of Wonder of U needing the enemy to pursue him, and having to confront Rai and Josuke when they put his plans at risk.
      • In the same conversation, Wonder of U puts a lot on emphasis on the reporter checking the fruit and swallowing some of it, be it intentionally or accidentally, and later the reporter goes through the effects the Locaca Fruit. This makes it clear that Wonder of U has at least some control of the calamities one can go through, which contradicts later chapters' conflicts where he makes it clear that he can't control calamities, only knows they'll happen.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: He arrogantly explains the actual constraints of Dododo De Dadada's abilities, correcting Rai's misconceptions of them when his continued ignorance might have given him an advantage.
  • Final Boss: An autonomous Wonder of U is the last obstacle the heroes have to face after Toru's death, with Radio Gaga being a flashback-based Post-Final Boss.
  • Foreshadowing: His ability is hinted at all the way back during the Ozon Baby arc, when Poor Tom rushes towards the ambulance containing Tomoki Wu and Satoru Akefu himself. Poor Tom is killed by a random projectile flying from behind him while he is pursuing the van containing the two, and Josuke retroactively realizes who was responsible when learning the identity of Wonder of U's user.
    • You can even argue that his very existence was alluded to during Blue Hawaii, when Dolomite becomes very nervous when Josuke pushes him for answers about the Rock Humans higher up than the Damokan group. Dolomite even speaks as if he is talking to someone else besides Josuke, leading Josuke to surmise that Dolomite believed himself to be monitored. Given how Wonder of U activates at the slightest provocation, it may very well have been what Dolomite was so terrified of.
  • Genre Savvy: Rare among JoJo villains, he almost never underestimates his opponents despite its extraordinary powers. When Josuke invites him to a standoff, Satoru immediately detects that Josuke has something up his sleeve. He, along with Rai, recognizes that there is something special about Josuke's bubbles and takes care to avoid them in spite of the invincibility his ability grants him. Once the bubbles display the capacity to actually bypass his seemingly invincible defenses, instead of losing his cool like many antagonists before him, he instead calmly decides on a strategic retreat rather than obsess over eliminating the new threat. When Josuke tries to attack him when his back is turned with a bubble, Satoru reveals he was on guard the whole time and unleashes a second Rock Insect so that he can enact Calamity through it.
  • High-Class Glass: He wears a monocle to go along with his dapper, high-class outfit, making him look like a gentleman straight out of the 1800s.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Even by Rock Human standards, Satoru is special. The absolute inability for anyone to even TRY and pursue him is already bad enough, but his very nature, and the fact he keeps popping up everywhere in Morioh doesn't seem normal at all. Chapter 96 puts it in the forefront with Satoru quite literally walking in and out of computer screens and glass panels like an intangible ghost. It's revealed that he isn't even a person at all. Rather, he is an automatic Stand. Even then, his sentience, ability to exist past his User's death and the implication he's an incarnation to the Law of Calamity, bring him closer to some sort of eldritch entity rather than a Stand.
  • Humanshifting: One of his abilities as an autonomous Stand is to change form at will. After the reveal, he shapeshifts into a mix of his Satoru Akefu body and his true form.
  • Improbable Age: So improbable that, even though Rai acknowledges that the age is merely probably part of his faked identity as a human, he questions it multiple times as they're chasing him. He has every right to be suspicious.
    Rai: I know I sound like a broken record but... eighty-nine years old?
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Araki said he's the strongest Stand of all, and considering calamity itself works on his favor to attack anyone who even thinks of attacking him, that is very believable. The inexplicable part is just how he is this strong, since Stands that similarly have such powerful control over an universal force have evolved in some way, be it a Stand Arrow evolving Giorno's Golden Experience into its Requiem form, Pucci fulfilling very specific conditions to evolve his Stands into Made in Heaven, and Funny Valentine getting all Corpse Parts to evolve D4C into Love Train. By comparison, Wonder of U is this powerful naturally.
  • Intangibility: He can phase through solid objects. Him being a Stand may have something to do with that.
    • It transpires however, that he cannot phase through Josuke's "bubbles" when the two of them confront one another.
  • Irony: His own ability finally turns against him, in a way, when the nurses who attempt to help the injured Akefu are blocked from reaching him as it is still pursuit regardless of their intentions.
  • It Can Think: It's actually an automatic Stand and seems to possess some form of sentience outside of his user.
  • The Jinx:
    • If there's nothing for Wonder of U to damage the victim with, it will alter probability and luck to ensure damage will occur. He manages to score a hit on Mitsuba this way by causing her to accidentally slice her fingers off while she then accidentally knocks over some oil that causes a gas stove to intensify in heat and make a pot of water boil over. However, Awaking III Leaves' arrows are easily able to rectify this by forcing everything back into their original state.
    • Mitsuba lampshades this, commenting that the Head Doctor's presence ever since she saw him had brought nothing but Calamity onto her family.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: How Wonder of U works, according to Chapter 96. According to Rai Mamezuku, the Stand causes a person's bad karma to catch up with them all at once.
  • Kill and Replace: Satoru Akefu was a real person who is implied to have been killed and impersonated by Toru's Stand in order to continue his operations.
  • Logical Weakness: Wonder of U is extraordinarily overpowered, but as an automatic Stand its parameters are rigidly defined and can be exploited. Wonder of U is aware of these limitations, and in combat tries to maneuver people into attempting to pursue him in order to get past them.
    • Wonder of U is triggered by intent, so getting distracted by a different urgent matter will prevent the Stand's attack.
    • Nobody is allowed to pursue him, but this won't protect him if he's the one going to where his target is.
    • Someone who isn't moving isn't pursuing anything, so the attack can be avoided just by staying still.
    • Third parties who don't intend any pursuit can interfere with the Stand's effects, such as paramedics transporting Josuke to the hospital and thus closer to the Head Doctor.
    • Wonder of U is entirely defensive in nature; if Satoru is the one attacking, the Stand will not trigger, as self-defense isn't pursuit.
    • Wonder of U's defensive measures only trigger against one assailant at a time. Despite being able to be in multiple places at once, if someone makes an active attempt to pursue it, that person becomes the first in its "kill order," allowing others to retreat or change tactics. Yasuho manages to exploit this by calling Kei, letting Josuke get away from Wonder of U temporarily until she can arrive with Born This Way.
    • Wonder of U's ability does not discriminate; pursuing it or its user for any reason will activate the ability. It doesn't matter if you want to cave their face in or help them off the ground.
      • However, in spite of all these loopholes, actually hurting Wonder of U or its user is completely impossible, as Mamezuku managed to get within 1 mm without pursuing and Kei attacked the Head Doctor with her automatic Stand, but both were still met by Calamity. Wonder of U ultimately cannot be defeated by logic or reason, as it controls every tangible material held together by causality. Therefore, the only way of properly combating its powers is with something that is unaffected by causality. In this case, Soft & Wet's bubbles. Or rather, spinning filaments with so little mass they effectively don't have real existence, apart from their effects. This amplifies once Josuke is able to weaponize Soft & Wet: Go Beyond.
      • Perhaps its main weakness is that despite being absolute in defense, it's very limited for offense, having to rely on traps, intimidation, sneak attacks or Rock Insects. Tellingly, the tide of the battle starts turning when Wonder of U is forced to take the initiative.
  • Loophole Abuse: He's aware of the subjective limitations of his powers, so he visually and verbally attempts to maneuver his targets into "pursuing" him.
  • The Man Behind the Man: In charge of the Locacaca experimentation operation.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He manipulates a reporter that's asking too many questions and attempting to blackmail him by retroactively convincing him that he's been 'pursuing' him. Wonder of U then activates on the reporter, practically rewriting past events to lead up to his death.
  • Master of Illusion: Anyone targeted by Wonder of U will be haunted by visions of the Head Doctor sauntering around that only they can see, keeping Akefu fresh in their mind and seemingly keeping them locked into constantly triggering Calamities.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Most likely. However, similar to Wu, it could be that he is also genuinely interested in furthering the medical benefits of the Locacaca, as he hosted a public conference regarding their breakthroughs, and developed a serum that mitigates some of the more negative aspects of the fruit. It's later revealed that he killed and replaced the real Dr. Satoru Akefu, so all of the medical and scientific achievements were actually from Toru; he simply had Satoru take the credit and present it to the medical community.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Anyone that tries to find out or has the intent to pursue him, no matter how seemingly insignificant is struck with enough force meant to kill them thoroughly and quickly with no intentions of dragging the fight out.
  • No Poker Face: Fittingly for someone who does his best not to be seen head-on, Akefu has little practice in masking his emotions when riled up, with his visage outright morphing to that of his real Stand form whenever he's worried or angry.
  • Not Quite Dead: Shockingly, and befitting of the fact Wonder of U doesn't conform to the same set of rules as other Stands do, killing his user still isn't enough to put him down. Once Toru disintegrates into dust, Wonder of U is able to persist in a weakened state, missing its head and showing the wounds Toru endured before they became fatal for him, but still able to make a last-ditch attempt to use its Calamity powers to turn Norisuke's injuries near-fatal for him. Yasuho theories that the Stand itself is formed from Calamity energy, a natural law of reality in the world, with Toru's real ability being able to make use of them to his own ends. Thus, Wonder of U can still endure because it's based on principles that existed separately from Toru himself. It takes Josuke's Soft & Wet: Go Beyond attack to finish it off.
  • Older Than They Look: His weathered skin is just about the only thing that suits his age; besides that, he's tall, slender, and surprisingly sprightly — to the point of being able to almost teleport when people aren't looking. Not very fitting of someone who's supposed to be 89 years old.
  • Rank Scales with Asskicking: Not only is he the leader of the Rock Humans but it appears that the various Rock Creatures seen in Part 8 are his to command as well. He has at least two powerful Rock Insects and the Rail Guard creature is indicated to be some kind of Rock Snake stationed as a guard dog. All, Rock Humans and Animals alike, are aggressively predatorial and all seem to be completely loyal to him. As befitting a being of his standing, his Stand may be among the most powerful in the franchise.
  • Reality Warper: Wonder of U is capable of altering probability to bring misfortune to whoever tries chasing him or finding out his identity, often in ways that are physically impossible or potentially rewrite past events.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Assuming he is an "elderly" Rock Human, his true age is probably in the hundreds. He's not actually a Rock Human himself, but it is unknown how old his user is, so this could still be played straight.
  • Retconjuration: It is heavily implied Wonder of U is able to rewrite or recontextualize past events into retroactive opportunities for Calamities, as seen when it causes maggots to spawn inside of Rai Mamezuku's perfectly clean prison food, then for the food to fall apart to reveal a dead rat stuffed inside. A clearer case comes when Akefu describes a hypothetical scenario of the journalist taking the Locacaca sample out of the container he received and accidentally ingesting its juices before confronting him, to the journalists utter confusion, only for said scenario to immediately after "come true" with the journalist belatedly suffering a fatal Equivalent Exchange.
  • Sarcasm Failure: Normally, Wonder of U constantly tries to unnerve or provoke his opponents into "pursuing" him and activating his ability. When Rai manages to come within one single centimeter of distance from him, Wonder of U drops the act and calmly admits that he has absolutely no idea what will happen next.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: His eyes are occasionally hidden behind the glare of his monocle. Of course, given that he's actually Wonder of U in disguise, it could just as easily be his real eyes shining through his facade.
  • Self-Duplication: While both Wonder of U and its power were already terrifying on their own, it's shown that Wonder of U can replicate itself in order to be more than one place at the same time. While "Satoru" went to deal with both Josuke and Rai at the hospital, another appears in the Higashikata house to deal with Yasuho and Jobin. And both can use Calamity, pretty much stating that their ability could be amplified with apparently no limit.
  • Shapeshifting: Wonder of U is able to perfectly disguise itself as a human and is even visible to non-Stand users. There have been other Stands in the past capable of similar mimicry, such as Surface and Moody Blues, but these Stands had superficial flaws that made them easily distinguishable as fakes. It also appears that it can take on multiple forms, as Holly claims that she has seen Akefu with a different face each time, and believes him to be some incomprehensible being.
  • Shout-Out:
    • His entire aesthetic is a tribute to the works of René Magritte. Magritte's works revolve around the demonstration of drawings, no matter how life-like, are at the end of the day merely illusions that do not have to conform to the laws of reality. This is demonstrated on how Wonder of U bends reality to its benefit, and that the Head Doctor, being a Stand, is only pretending to be a physical being and freely break the laws physics by freely through objects, reflecting across surfaces, levitating in the air, and sitting casually while partially phased through a wall.
    • He also invokes imagery of the album "Scatman's World" by Scatman John with the microphone head and hat.
  • Stealth Pun: Rai has every reason to be suspicious of the Head Doctor's age. 89 years old said just like that, is pronounced "hachijuukyuusai". An alternate but literal translation is "yakusai" (8=ya, 9=ku, years old=sai), which is the specific word used for "calamity".
  • The Stoic: Satoru is capable of anxiety, but keeps it remarkably well-together when faced with challenges or setbacks. Even when faced against Josuke's bubbles that can cut through his Calamities, he remains calm even with his invinciblity compromised. Even getting his escape route cut off by Paisley Park and having said bubbles aimed at his face point blank by Josuke, barely elicits a reaction.
  • Stone Wall: Ultimately, Wonder of U is a purely defensive Stand. Its defensive capabilities are godlike, but its offensive ones nonexistent.
  • Story-Breaker Power:
    • As one of the major antagonists for the story, he as a Stand is unusually powerful, activating even at the mere intent of pursuing him. Not even Killer Queen Bites the Dust, a Stand that had been empowered by the Arrow, had a trigger that sensitive or effective. Josuke manages to partially circumvent the power by having others with no intent of pursuing Satoru transport him nearer to the Head Doctor, but Wonder of U simply triggers as soon as Josuke moves of his own volition.
    • A much more subtle example than most, but Wonder of U's near complete autonomy and intelligence means that it can strategize independently from Toru, allowing the both of them to work together over long distances and accomplish goals that otherwise would have been impossible. Facilitating this is a so far unique sub-ability that Wonder of U has, namely the ability to interact with humans and have them see him. No other Stand in the entire series has this power, and it goes hand-in-hand with the exceptional range Wonder of U has to essentially allow Wonder of U to be its own person. This gives Toru a massive amount of flexibility in how Wonder of U can be used, and throws a large amount of suspicion off of himself since Wonder of U is just so lifelike that people initially believe it to be a Stand user.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: What ultimately kills Satoru. Following Toru taking on Tsurugi's Rock Curse and perishing, Satoru is still kept alive, allowing for Wonder of U to unleash one last Calamity and kill Kaato as a result. Josuke then arrives and utilizes Soft & Wet: Go Beyond to make his bubble bypass Wonder of U's Calamity, causing Satoru to explode into thousands of pieces upon impact.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • Of Diavolo. He is the enigmatic Boss of an extremely dangerous criminal organization made exclusively of powerful Stand users. He is specifically described by Holly as "faceless", that his true form cannot be grasped, meaning that the face he presents himself with the public is not his true one. Also, like Diavolo, they both have an "invincible ability" that controls fate. Wonder of U makes it completely impossible for him to be pursued, and once his ability is triggered, it takes control of reality in a way that makes it so there is no way to defend against its effects. Like King Crimson, there is no way to directly fight this ability and it must be played around. And he ends up having a much younger looking 'alter ego', though instead of a split personality, it's his user.
    • Wonder of U itself is very similar to Killer Queen Bites the Dust, also another invincible ability that discourages the pursuit of its user and one that cannot be defeated conventionally.
    • Wonder of U also shares similar traits with D4C Love Train, in that they are both capable of altering probability, causing the environment to attack its enemies. Unlike Love Train, which grants the user good fortune, Wonder of U brings misfortune to his enemies.
    • Another similarity is that with Chariot Requiem and Black Sabbath. Satoru being an autonomous Stand, wearing all black, and mostly appearing as if it were walking when it does appear.
    • Wonder of U also shares similarities to the original universe's Yoshikage Kira given that it kills and disguises itself another character who’s never seen while alive similar to Kira disguising himself as Kosaku.
  • Synchronization: In a unique case in the series Wonder of U is the first automatic Stand to sync damage with its user, Toru. However, this may be because only the Stand's ability is automatic, whereas Wonder of U can be manually controlled by Toru.
  • Teleportation: He is at times is seen reflecting across various surfaces and is even shown to seemingly appear out of thin air. For instance, Josuke and the gang sees him walking down the hospital stairs and the next moment, his Stand descends right behind them for an ambush assault. When Josuke turns around to attack it, it disappears as quickly as it came. It also appears to be present in multiple locations at once. Whether or not this is an illusion or another aspect of its ability is unknown.
  • These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Holly says that the Head Doctor's true form is beyond the comprehension of anyone, and trying to find it out would only bring misfortune to whoever is pursuing him. This is because his true form is that of a Stand.
  • Thought-Aversion Failure: Seemingly invoked and weaponized — since Wonder of U can only trigger misfortune if the target is focused on Akefu, one of the Stand's secondary effects is to generate visions of the Head Doctor near them, forcing them to constantly have him on their mind and be in danger of suffering Calamity.
  • Throwing Off the Disability: As Satoru Akefu, he is seen hunched over, seemingly walking slowly with a cane as befitting an 89-year old man. After he reveals his true identity as a Stand, Wonder of U stands up straight and walks in quick strides while keeping his cane as a means of protection.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: Is named after an Elvis song with the "You" replaced with a "U". This is lampshaded by how his user genuinely enjoys said song. It may also be a reference to the naming conventions of various Prince songs, most notably "I Wonder U".
  • Winds of Destiny, Change!: Wonder of U forces some type of Calamity into its victims when they form any type of intent to pursue it, and will override established laws of reality in order to do so. For instances, stationary objects will spontaneously fly into them at impossible velocities or it forces uncharacteristic accidents, like cutting off one's own fingers. In an extreme case, it even interrupts the healing process of the Locacaca 6251 by specifically sealing Josuke's lips as a part of the Equivalent Exchange to prevent any further healing. Josuke is only saved by Holly, who administers the drug herself without triggering the Stand.
  • You Are Already Dead: While Wonder of U's powers bring Calamity onto those that try to pursue it, it's later confirmed that this is amplified if the victims see the face of its Stand User, Toru. Jobin, while being already injured, died seconds after glancing at the window and seeing Toru outside. And Lucy Steel, while fleeing from Radio Gaga, saw Toru and she ends up dying three years later due to a lung disease. Yasuho only survived being crushed by debris falling from a plane because Toru died before this occured.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: He describes his own powers as a manifestation of a "flow", as everything exist in an endless sequence of cause-and-effect. In short, his power manipulates fate so that anyone who pursues Wonder of U or its user is fated to be met with Calamity, and there is nothing that can be done to fight the negative repurcussions of such Calamities. Only things that exist outside the chain of causality appear to be able to override Wonder of U's vice grip on destiny.

Other Rock Creatures

    Dolomite 

Dolomite (Stand: Blue Hawaii)

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Blue Hawaii

A Rock Human who previously took the human name Masaji Dorokoma. He lives in Morioh but chooses not to be involved in the Locacaca business, unlike Damo and the others. That is until Jobin convinces him that Josuke holds the secret to repairing his body.

His Stand, Blue Hawaii (named after an Elvis Presley album), allows him to control a human and make them attack a target after they touch something from his own body (such as his tooth), chasing after them endlessly even jumping from host to host to keep going, with no regard for the host's well-being.


  • Anti-Villain: While his Stand does indiscriminately take control of humans, he does just wants to live a normal life again.
  • Body Horror: He looks like a zombie made of stone with stumps for arms and legs, uneven teeth, and odd markings on his face. This is the result of using the Locacaca's Equivalent Exchange after a human woman he fell in love with tricked him into "saving" her from touching an electrical power station.
  • Call-Back: Dolomite has resigned himself to live forever at Morioh's Mutsukabe Shrine which was consecrated with a Shinto god. Mutsukabe Hill is one of the settings of the Thus Spoke Rohan Kishibe series.
  • Interspecies Romance: Before becoming what he is due to the Locacaca, he was happy and in love with a human woman. However, due to Rock Humans and regular humans' Destructive Romance, it ends in tragedy.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: His victims resemble zombies in how they mindlessly stagger after the target and although it's limited to one person, it can jump hosts if someone comes in contact with the victim's blood. When Josuke is put under the Stand's thrall, the skeletal symbol on the Stand's body appears on his chest.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: The people affected by his Stand will hunt down their targets without a single care for their own safety to a horrifying degree.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: His Stand is one to Enya's Justice, in that it controls innocent people's bodies to attack the heroes. However, the nature of his motivations, along with the dynamics of the fight (Josuke fleeing from the Stand while he has Yasuho try to look up medical information so they can figure out who it is), are a dead ringer for the Highway Star fight.
  • Theme Naming: Like Yotsuyu and Aisho, he's named after a mountain — specifically the Dolomites in the Italian Alps.
  • Tortured Monster: After an accident at an electrical power station trying to save a human woman he had fallen in love with, Dolomite's body was blasted apart by electricity. The Equivalent Exchange of the Locacaca fruit left him an emaciated zombie-like husk of who he once was and cost him his arms and his legs. The only reason he's going after Josuke at all is the possibility that he could undergo a similar Equivalent Exchange to him and gain a complete body once more.
    • It gets even worse. It's implied that Dolomite himself caused his lover to stray toward the powerplant via accidental use of his ability while talking about "going to paradise".

    Qing Dynasty Hair Clip 

Qing Dynasty Hair Clip

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A parasitic, insectoid Rock Animal that crossed paths with Yasuho a few years before the start of the story.

It was presented to Yasuho as a hair clip previously owned by the Empress Dowager Cixi of the Qing Dynasty, sold to her ostensibly by a Rock Human knowing its dangerous powers. Once it has a host, it can read their mind and cause them to hallucinate a worst-case scenario. Like Doremifasolati Do, it doesn't seem to have a proper Stand.


  • Body Horror: The Qing Dynasty Hair Clip's ability at first just seems to make its victim suffer from extreme dandruff. However, its true power seems to be to affect the victim's mind itself.
  • Driven to Suicide: The effect its power has on Yasuho. It drills its tongue into her scalp, causing her to hallucinate that all of her schoolfriends hate her and that her father has gotten a new wife and will no longer be spending any time at home with her. This pushes her to cut her wrists and is immediately taken to T.G. University Hospital to recover.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: It's essentially a living personification of an anxiety disorder.
  • Master of Illusion: The "dandruff" it causes in its victims take form into the illusions it inflicts upon its victims. Yasuho's vision of her father crumbles away in the same fashion as Yasuho's skin seems to be breaking apart.

    Dododo de Dadada 

Dododo de Dadada

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Named after the The Police song of the same name, it is a strange carnivorous Rock Insect that the Head Doctor sics on Josuke and Mamezuku, to force them to pursue him.

It can move and meld with objects, and can assemble itself into a crane to attack. If the hit lands, it injects a venom that causes the victim to erupt in asbestos when they stretch.


  • Animalistic Abomination: Like other Rock Animals, its body and anatomy is incomprehensibly bizarre. It looks more like an Erector set than it does a living animal.
  • Boom, Headshot!: In Chapter 100, The Rock Insect focuses entirely on hunting Josuke, and its choice to try and strangle him from the ceiling with its cable allows Rai to slooowly sneak up on it and one-shot it through the "head"/winch part of the crane with his Stand.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: It appears completely out of nowhere with no build-up, effectively only being used by the Head Doctor as a weapon against Josuke.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Chapter 99 reveals the Rock Insect is this for Rai. When he was a child, he spotted this very Rock Insect inside his father's pear orchard. When his father went out to catch it, however, he encountered the Head Doctor (who was there to do the same thing) and received a Calamity because he was "in Pursuit".

    Obladi Oblada 

Obladi Oblada

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Named after a song by The Beatles, it's the second Rock Insect that the Head Doctor sics on Josuke as he makes his retreat.

The Rock Insect attaches itself to a target like a parasite before multiplying all over the target and consuming them.


  • Animalistic Abomination: Like its fellow Rock Animals, this thing is incomprehensibly bizarre, taking the form of a flat creature with an animal paw print design on its top side. The Head Doctor even states that it's not technically a Rock Insect as it lacks jointed legs or a body separated into three segments.
  • Body Horror: It laches onto Josuke's body like a tick and multiplies, covering his body.
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: Like Dododo de Dadada, it appears completely out of nowhere with no build-up, used by the Head Doctor to hold off Josuke and escape.
  • Kill It with Water: All it took for Josuke to get rid of the Rock Insect was to take a swan dive into a pool of water within the hospital shower room. Afterward, Obladi Oblada suffocated and floated to the surface.
  • No-Sell:
    • Josuke tries to pull the insect off him, but it just makes more of itself.
    • Josuke also attempts to blow the pieces off him with Soft & Wet's bubbles. He manages to break some off, but they keep multiplying.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Despite being called a Rock Insect, it is technically not an insect, lacking a three-segmented body and jointed legs.
  • Self-Duplication: Obladi Oblada is capable of multiplying itself quickly, to the point of overwhelming Josuke within seconds.
  • Time for Plan B: Obladi Oblada serves as the Head Doctor's "evacuation drill" as he makes his escape.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Water.

    Radio Gaga 
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A strange Rock Animal encountered by Lucy Steel and Fumi in the year 1941, and named after a song by Queen. It mimics voices to lure people towards it to suck their bodies within itself. Those lured by it may murmur "gaga" to themselves while taking off their clothes.


  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unknown if it's actually killed after being hit by the taxi; its final panel can either be interpreted as it falling on the grass or it slithering away. In any case, it's seemingly no longer a problem by the present day.
  • And I Must Scream: Can keep any victims it consumed barely alive, and can summon them to drag in others.
  • Arc Villain: Of the Radio Gaga Incident arc.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: The nuts and screws on its body are actually eyeballs.
  • Fold-Spindle Mutilation: Kills people by forcing them into a tiny space.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: A strange example, given that he's already been killed off by the time the story is told, but the brief glimpse of Toru picking Locacaca as Lucy and Fumi flee it indicates that he was behind the Guard Rail Creature all along.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: It uses its own intestines to catch its prey whenever it tries to escape.
  • Our Monsters Are Weird: Its either a sentient guard-rail or something inside a guard-rail. And it lures people towards it to suck and crush their bodies within it.
  • Post-Final Boss: Like Rolling Stones in Golden Wind, it is the final threat of JoJolion, but its apperance takes place before the events of the series.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: With its long body and pair of eyes at the end of each segment, its appearance for a single segment can be interpreted as a snake lying on its side, with its eyes on top of its head and its left end being a mouth; this is especially visible when Fumi hits it with a car.
  • Stealth Pun: It's a literal guardrail, but it's also a "guard rail" (in the same sense of a guard dog), as it guards Toru's Locacaca-growing operation against any poor soul unfortunate enough to stumble on it.
  • Theme Naming: As with the other Rock Animals under Toru's employ (Obladi Oblada, Dododo De Dadada), it's associated with a song name ("Gaga" or "Radio Gaga") that ends with two "a" sounds.
  • To Serve Man: In contrast to Dododo De Dadada, which mainly eats small animals, and Obladi Oblada, which is a parasite, the Guard Rail Creature seems to actively consume humans whole. However, it's unknown if the natural diet of its species is humans or if that's exclusive to the one Toru chose to guard his Locacaca.
  • Voice Changeling: A part of its hunting strategy, in which it mimics the voices of other people to get people close enough to devour them.

Individual Villains

    Ojiro Sasame 

Ojiro Sasame (Stand: Fun Fun Fun)

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Fun Fun Fun

"You think that was 'equivalent exchange'? I had a surfing buddy a long time ago... Though he's dead now. He was a 'ship's doctor' and he told me a story about that. But if I remember right, it wasn't about the ground, it was about a 'fruit'."

A man who despises Yoshikage Kira, staking out his apartment to attack him when he came home.

His Stand, Fun Fun Fun (named after a Beach Boys song), allows him to control people's limbs so long as they have been injured while he and Fun Fun Fun are located above them; managing to injure both his victim's hands and feet is almost certain death at his hands.


  • Armor-Piercing Question: Was on the receiving end of this by Kira, while having an explosive bubble in his face. This pretty much broke him and made him chew his own fingers off.
    Kira: Are you a man of the sea or a man of the land?
  • Arc Symbol: A crescent facing downwards with a triangle pointing inwards.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Managed to figure out Jobin has the New Locacaca by investigating Tamaki Damo's shady dry cleaning business.
  • Back for the Dead: After his fight, he disappears from the story (asides from a small cameo in Chapter 49), but returns in Chapter 86. He shows off how dangerous his Stand can really be when used properly, but ultimately is killed by Jobin.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He makes his return planning to steal the Locacaca fruit from Jobin, but ultimately gets killed for his efforts to show how dangerous Jobin's Speed King really is.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's often humiliated and beaten up by either Kira or Josuke.
  • Call-Back: Fun Fun Fun's ability (controlling a person's body once they're injured) is awfully similar to that of Enya Giel's Stand, Justice.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: After appearing very early in the part as the first foe Josuke fought and being quickly defeated and forgotten, he returns as a cameo in a flashback, then much later as a much more direct player in the main plot and the one who discovers Jobin and Tsurugi have the Locacaca.
  • Chest Insignia: Has the Fun Fun Fun symbol tattooed on his chest when he returned.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Appears to have some semblance of this towards Kira — Chapter 87 states that, "odd as it sounds, he still thinks of Kira as a close friend of his", and he claims to be taking back the Locacaca from Jobin because 'it was meant for Holly Kira'".
  • Entitled Bastard: Upon his return, he believes that as a "friend" of Kira, he's entitled to take back the Locacaca fruit for himself.
  • Evil Versus Evil: He comes to blows with Jobin over possession of the Locacaca fruit.
  • Eye Scream: An unfortunate effect of Speed King's powers.
  • Fingore: Kira somehow manipulated him into doing this to himself, which is the reason for his grudge against him.
  • Gold Digger: Seems to be his case, as he's shown to be in a romantic relationship with an older woman who's a real estate agent and the owner of a baseball team. He's seen to be pocketing cash from his girlfriend's wallet. Ultimately seems to be downplayed, though, as dialogue from both of them implies the other really did legitimately care about the other, and his girlfriend's daughter even seemed fond of him.
  • Irony: He frequently torments women by controlling them and having their bodies submerged in water. The last we see of him is a shot of his corpse in the swimming pool of his girlfriend.
  • Later-Installment Weirdness:
    • Gets a new design after his return in Chapter 86, where he has a tan, shorter hair with crosses in it, and what seems to be a tattoo on his chest of the symbol that represents his Stand power in action.
    • His Stand is also subject to this later on, being able to control Tsurugi and Jobin's hand simply by touching them.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: His incredibly specific Stand ability and how he subsequently becomes a punching bag for both Josuke and Kira belies how dangerous he can actually be. This makes it all the more shocking when he manages to discover proof of Jobin's money-laundering schemes on a whim based on an off-handed comment his girlfriend made.
  • People Puppets: His Stand power allows him to manipulate a person's limbs if he's located directly above them and the limb is injured.
  • Progressively Prettier: As he becomes more competent of a villain, Ojiro also becomes more handsome. When he first meets Kira, he's rather pale and has bulging eyes, and when he first attacks Josuke, he's become noticeably more tan, though still with a rather shifty face. Following his return from his long absence and becoming a more strategic villain in the time he was away, he still has the tan, and he has a much more relaxed expression at all times.
  • Sadist: He would often pass the time by using his Stand to non-fatally drown any women that came near him. Kira was not pleased when he learned of this.
  • Situational Sword: Fun Fun Fun is one of the most situational Stands ever, and has an extremely complicated trigger that pretty much set the stage for this part's own bizarre Stands. Later on, however, it's revealed that Ojiro can mark a target's limbs just by touching them. It's unknown if his Stand evolved after his fight with Josuke, or if it always had this ability even back then.
  • Sigil Spam: His Stand and his general design is plastered with the Fun Fun Fun logo.
  • Spanner in the Works: His brief return to try and steal Jobin's Locacaca fruit throws a wrench in the latter's plans and inadvertently helped to expose Jobin's business dealings to the rest of his family. Norisuke used King Nothing to reconstruct Ojiro stealing the fruit, and realises that Jobin killed Ojiro.
  • Starter Villain: Is the first proper villainous Stand user within JoJolion.
  • Sweet Tooth: When he goes to the Higashikata Fruit Parlor, he's seen scarfing down their exclusive gelato, with him also having eaten a chocolate bar, soft candy, and a pack of pocky.
  • Trap Master: Scatters Kira's apartment with traps and even has a snake to injure people. He kind of has to be, given his Stand.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He pretty much had the advantage in his fight with Jobin. His mistake was to underestimate Tsurugi's Paper Moon King and its illusory powers.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Before and after his bus trip. Later on it shows off the tattoo of his logo.
  • The Worf Effect: A strange case of it. After returning to the story after being gone for so long, he quickly proves just how powerful and useful his Stand can be but Jobin still kills him effortlessly once Ojiro thinks he's in the clear.

    Shakedown Road 

The Gingko Trees of Shakedown Road (Stand: Les Feuilles)

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Les Feuilles

This Stand (named after a French jazz standard), held by the gingko trees along a particular street in Morioh, causes their leaves — if intersecting one another to make a trail — to instantly teleport any victim that touches one end of the trail to the other end, without the victim noticing. Anyone in the know can take advantage of the effect; a common con in this area is to cause victims to accidentally break something (e.g. a passer-by steps on a leaf trail laid out by the perp, they instantly warp to the object, knock it over and break it), then extort them for the cost of repairs. The street has become infamous for this and has earned the nickname "Shakedown Road". There is an unspoken rule that anyone can extort someone else after being extorted themselves and discovering how Les Feuilles works.


  • Genius Loci: A variant, in that the Stand is relegated to a single location and its users are the ginkgo trees lining the street. However, its real users can be said to be the people who learn of the Stand's ability and are conned by someone else, allowing them to con others.
  • Gratuitous French: The Stand's name in Japanese is the approximation of the English words "Autumn Leaves" (オータム・リーブス). The "English" translated name printed in the volumes splash pages is the French "Les Feuilles", which is just "The Leaves" in English, rather than the full name of its musical namesake "Les feuilles mortes", which is "The Dead Leaves" in English but became popularized with the English title "Autumn Leaves".
  • Mundane Utility: The inhabitants of Shakedown Road tend to use the effect of Les Feuilles to make dirty money.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: One possible truth of the matter is that the ginkgo trees themselves are the "user", the Stand being just an aftereffect of the Holy Corpse's influence on the local area that stuck around after Johnny attempted to use it to save his wife and child. However, after Johnny lands on the ginkgo leaves when he directs Rina's illness onto himself, his head is almost instantaneously crushed by a rock, suggesting Les Feuilles has been there the whole time.
  • Place of Power: While everyone knows about Shakedown Road and the strange "rules" that surround it, it's treated like a natural phenomenon since Josuke and Joshu are the first Stand users to show up and notice what's actually going on.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: When they're not wringing coins out of unwitting suckers, the people on Shakedown Road are somewhat decent, for the most part.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • The Stand's current application is similar to The Lock from Diamond is Unbreakable, except the guilt tripping isn't forced by the Stand and more everyone else on the road.
    • Later chapters show that there are hundreds of little Stands moving around the leaves, much like Harvest.
    • The Stand's potential to confuse unaware people affected by it and being seemingly bound to an area of the city is similar to some of the properties of Reimi's Ghost Alley, even if the Alley is a supernatural phenomenon and not a Stand.
  • Teleport Interdiction: The power of Les Feuilles works by creating a pathway with the Ginkgo leaves as a medium, and from there anyone can send things to or away at near-light speeds as long as the leaves' paths intersect.

    Zaihei Nigatake 

Zaihei Nigatake ([Unwilling] Stand: Milagro Man)

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Milagro Man

An idol fan who is robbed by Joshu after he "accidentally" leaves his wallet behind at a local idol goods store.

He is one of the "users", or rather victims, of Milagro Man (named after either a Santana album, an Elvis Costello song, an Ozzy Osbourne song, or perhaps a combination thereof), a Stand that "curses" its user to constantly earn money and never lose any of it until it buries them alive. The only way to escape the curse is to have Milagro Man's money stolen from them and then destroyed in some way.


  • Arms Dealer: The original Milagro Man was said to be one of these, having earned his fortune from the endless wars over the centuries, with the trade picked up by his descendants until one lost $50 billion in a lawsuit and suffered a psychotic break that led him to murder his whole family, set his home and vast fortune on fire, and then throwing himself upon the flames. All that remained was one scorched dollar bill that the Stand Milagro Man was then bound to.
  • Blessed with Suck: Those under the thrall of Milagro Man constantly earn money every time they try to spend it. Vending machines spit the money back out and give back even more money in change. Gambling it away results in winning the highest payout. Contrived Coincidences will crop up that prevent merchants from giving their goods and services and thereby refund the payment offered and more money is somehow included back. Any location connected to gangsters is aware of Milagro Man, and will outright refuse to serve anyone holding the cursed money. Money comes pouring in to the point that it threatens the victim's life; attempting to destroy it or stow it away just results in even more cash appearing out of nowhere. The only way out is to be robbed and pass Milagro Man onto the next greedy victim. Nigatake thanks Joshu for freeing him from the curse, as he is finally able to buy things.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: At least as far as their Stands are concerned, Nigatake's fate is very similar to Part 4's Masazo Kinoto, who was the host of the Stand Cheap Trick. Both Stands are more like parasites than guardians, but while Cheap Trick indiscriminately kills anyone who looks at its host's back [where it clings to], Milagro Man's curse seems to only afflict selfish people.
  • Death by Materialism: Milagro Man attacks people who are greedy enough to steal from someone else and eventually kills the target by literally burying them in cash. The inability to spend money even on food and drink will cause the victim to start to lose their appetite. Zaihei claims that he was nearly dying of starvation by the time he tricked Joshu into stealing from him.
  • Filler Villain: Notably one of the very few foes in the franchise who has no connection to their respective parts driving arc. He's basically just there to give Joshu A Day in the Limelight.
  • Sentient Cosmic Force: Although Zaihei has heard tales of the Milagro Man being created from the suicide of an Arms Dealer, a splash page implies that Milagro Man has existed for far longer and was the cause of the arms dealer's family's vast fortune. Milagro Man exists just to punish the greedy.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Toyohiro Kanedaichi from Part 4. Both are tormented by a Blessed with Suck ability, pass it onto someone else, offer advice on how to get rid of it, and end up stuck with their respective curses again at the end of their arcs. Though, Kanedaichi ended on much more comfortable terms with Super Fly than Nigatake with Milagro Man.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: How he, and everyone else afflicted by the Milagro Man curse, passes it on: getting someone to steal the Milagro Man's money. Nigatake was cursed after he stole from a man pretending to be a panhandler in Germany. Nigatake purposefully leaves his wallet behind and announces his favorite idol in earshot of Joshu so Joshu can guess his debit card PIN later and steal from him, passing Milagro Man onto him. Joshu only manages to outsmart him because Nigatake does not have a Stand and cannot see that Joshu stuck a banknote into the tearable label of his drink bottle with Nut King Call.

Alternative Title(s): Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Part 8, Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Toru

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