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Josuke Higashikata (Stand: Soft & Wet)
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 concussive 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.
- Abandoned Catchphrase: Used to frequently ask, "Who am I?" and variations thereof, before finding out who he was.
- 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.
- Adorkable: The guy is so goofy that it's cute. For instance, the way he eats sesame honey dumplings, accidentally spilling them.
- Ambiguously Brown: It may be the shading, but he's drawn with what looks like olive skintone in some illustrations.
- 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.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He has amazing peripheral vision, and is able to measure distances and objects just by looking at them. He seems to have inherited this ability from Holy Joestar-Kira, whos technically his mother.
- For example, while standing straight up and looking forward, he is able to notice a man's hand near his ankles out of the corner of his eye. Keep in mind that he had no knowledge or expectation of anyone else being around at the time. Despite the hand (and the person to whom it belonged) somehow disappearing instantly, Josuke managed to track where the person had been positioned before disappearing.
- 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.
- Catchphrase: "I'm going to say it again... amply."
- Character Development: As the mystery surrounding the Rokakaka 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.
- Cloudcuckoolander: His vast intellect is inversely proportional to his grasp on common sense.
- 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.
- Continuity Nod: Soft & Wet's "Plunder" ability is similar to The Spin used in the previous installment of the series by Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli. It can apply and remove properties of the target like the Super Spin, and is manifested through perfect spheres. The earlier counterpart to the Spin, the Ripple, was also manifested as bubbles by Caesar Zeppeli in Battle Tendency. Finally, it is interesting to note that the Japanese word for "bubble" is pronounced shabon, being somewhat similar to Hamon (Ripple).
- Supported further due to the reveal that Soft & Wet's bubbles...aren't actually bubbles at all, but rather strings that spin so fast that they seem like perfect spheres.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Rokkakka fruit. As a result, stone grows on his left side in a dotted line-like pattern, including a stone in his eye.
- 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 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: 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 & Wets 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.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: As to be expected from a JoJo hero, he makes clever use of an incredibly weird power, and can think of and execute ridiculously complex battle strategies within a few brief moments.
- 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.
- Heroic Sacrifice: 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.
- The Kirk: Forms a Freudian Trio with when Mamezuku joins him and Yasuho, and is the leader of the group.
- Later Installment Weirdness: Well, either this, or an unusually prolonged case of its inversion; Soft & Wet's bubbles are focused around stealing the traits 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.
- 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.
- 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?"
- Name's the Same: He shares the same name and character traits as Josuke from Part 4.
- Later, we find out his other half's identity is in this universe's Kujo bloodline.
- Nice Guy: He's very sweet and earnest to people who haven't screwed him over yet. Especially to Yasuho.
- Nice Hat: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Kiras mother Holy (who by proxy is his own mother now and Josuke definitely sees it this way) by chasing the Rokakaka fruit which can grant miracles through equivalent exchange.
- 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 Jo Jolion, he's fiercely dedicated to saving Holly by getting the New Rokakaka; 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.
- Sherlock Scan: Presumably a take on the original Kira's somewhat impressive analytical abilities.
- 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 Official Couple is the lack of the words "Boyfriend and Girlfriend".
- 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: Hes 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, hes technically less than a year old.
- Would Hit a Girl: Multiple times. Very quickly. As she 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 (Stand: Paisley Park)
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.
- Adorkable: Just as goofy as Josuke. At one point she even licks her elbow for no reason other than she can.
- 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.
- Bungled Suicide: Tried to kill herself when she was thirteen due to the influence of a rock animal.
- Cassandra Truth: Josuke and Rai dont believe her when she says the Rock Humans dont have the Rokakaka 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.
- 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.
- 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 Tooru 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: 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.
- 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.
- 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 trying to kill herself.
- 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 has 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.
- Mundane Utility: Paisley Park mostly just unconsciously helps optimize web searches and GPS tracking at first.
- Name's the Same: Named after Koichi Hirose from Part 4.
- 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 other 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 falling apart and crumble.
- 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 the Official Couple is the lack of the words "Boyfriend and Girlfriend".
- Technopath: Paisley Park is able manipulate technology to assist Yasuho, usually in the form of web searches or a GPS.
- Tron Lines: Paisley Park is covered in them, but they more closely resemble a GPS map.
- Verbal Tic: When in trouble, she usually says "Aw man...".
Rai Mamezuku (Stand: Doggy Style)
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 Rokakaka.
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.
- 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 Guerila's face.
- 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.
- Not Quite 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 naievity, and even pushes her off his lift at one point.
Yoshikage Kira (Stand: Killer Queen)
A ship's surgeon and this continuity's version of the main villain from Part 4 (Diamond is Unbreakable). Here, his father is a man named Yoshiteru Kira, rather than Yoshihiro as in the original timeline, and his mother is Holy Joestar, 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 Rokakaka 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 Rokakaka they had stolen to cure Kira, but it was too late and the fruit began to turn him to stone instead. To make things worse, an earthquake 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 and soul with Josefumi. A few days later, Yasuho Hirose would approach this Wall Eye fault and discover the amnesiac young man Josefumi had become, and a few days 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, 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 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 Attack, 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. This is most present 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 Yagiyama 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 Holy 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 Holy 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. Holy Joestar 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.
- 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.
- 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 averted 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.
- Nice Hat: He owns several sailor hats, one of which Josuke ends up wearing.
- 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 Holy'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 Holy'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 (Stand: Soft & Wet)
A young man whose life was saved one day by the actions of emergency room doctor Holy Joestar 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 Rokakaka fruits from the Rock Humans to help find a cure for Holy'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 Rokakaka 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 Rokakaka they had grown to heal his wounds but Kira has already died and the Rokakaka's Equivalent Exchange begins to act on himself instead. Then, an earthquake 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 as well as fusing their souls. 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 Rokakaka 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.
- 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.
- Foreshadowing: Josefumi has a Joestar birthmark. The only other people in JoJolion who share this mark are Josuke, Kira, and Kyo. Kira and Kyo are both confirmed descendants of Johnny Joestar, and Josuke has 95.8% of Kira's DNA, so that makes him a Joestar as well. But Josefumi has no such link to the Joestars... that we are aware of, at least.
- 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 Rokakaka 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 Rokakaka itself, they fuse together and he gains most of Kira's genetics as Josuke.
- I Owe You My Life: To Kira and Holy. 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.
- 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 Holy 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 Holy Joestar-Kira, who mistakes it for a strange hat due to her brain damage.
- Posthumous Character: Sort of. He's still alive, but like Kira, he's just mostly Josuke.
- Spell My Name with an "S": 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 cellphone 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.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: His backstory heavily mirrors that of Part 3s Noriaki Kakyoin, given that they were both distant from their parents (although for different reasons), had their lives saved by Holy Joestars 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.
The Higashikata Household
An esteemed, wealthy family that adopted Josuke as one of their own. Johnny Joestar married into the family after the events of the Steel Ball Run. They've been dealing with a family curse that takes the form of an illness that affects the first born of every generation, slowly turning their body to stone. The only way to treat it is to exchange the curse with someone else, a role assigned to the child's mother.
- Action Girl: The women in the family are Stand users. The eldest daughter Hato helped Josuke take down a prominent villain that was threatening her family, while Daiya helped Josuke investigate his identity behind her father's back. Even Kaato doesn't hesitate using her Stand on her son Joshu for mistreating her, and Mitsuba reveals a Stand of her own while fighting Wu Tomoki for ultimately aborting her child.
- Badass Family: All family members are Stand users who don't hesitate to use their abilities when the going gets tough. Including the women and extended relatives.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Every single one of them. Case in point: They all decide to wear bathing suits while eating pancakes for breakfast, because they missed a trip to Hawaii. Joshu meanwhile, refuses, because he doesn't believe in God, apparently.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Those Higashikata women who become mothers die very early to the family curse, because if not, their child(ren) will become the victims. The only one who averted it is Kaato, who managed to get around it by transferring the curse to a bully that her oldest son badly injured in a Stand-related accident, and burying him alive at the shrine where her husband's mother sacrificed herself to save her son. Unfortunately, it became all for nothing when Kaato still ended up missing a good chunk of her children's lives when she was arrested for child homicide.
- Missing Mom: A common occurrence in this family is that all the women die very young if they have children, due to the curse that originated with Johnny Joestar, who sacrificed himself to save his wife at the time of his death. The curse is a rock disease that gradually causes its victims to turn to stone, and currently the only way to avert it is to transfer the curse onto another person. The mothers often do this because if not, the children will die instead. Kaato did go missing for a while, then came back to hostile reception because 15 years ago, she committed child homicide against a bully who was tormenting Jobin and ended up severely injured when Jobin's Stand emerged. Kaato didn't want to sacrifice herself and miss out on her children's lives, and buried the bully alive at the shrine where her husband's mother sacrificed herself, transferring the curse onto the bully instead. Her efforts end up for naught as she was arrested for her crime, and her husband divorced her to ward off shame from the family name.
- Mythology Gag: A huge family of Stand Users? Sounds like the Joestar family.
- Quirky Household: A Cool Old Guy and current owner of the family fruit business, his Beetle Maniac eldest son, an airheaded supermodel, an Otaku, a Blind Seer girl who wears bear-themed clothing, and the grandchild, who is currently being Raised as the Opposite Gender. There's also the ex-wife of the family's patriarch who almost nobody remembers nor likes, Jobin's wife who gets excess surgeries to impress him (but both eventually settle with her having a nose of stone), the family maid who is secretly also a relative of the bloodline, an amnesiac being hosted by the family while he finds out who he is, and the dog who can phase through walls and is made of stone.
- Theme Naming:
- All the men in the family have a name beginning with the kanji Jō (常): Jobin, Joshu, their father's birth name, Josuke.
- All the women have a name related to playing cards. The daughters Hato and Daiya are named after the Heart and Diamond suits of cards, respectively. Jobin's wife Mitsuba and child Tsurugi are also named after card suits: the Clubs and the Spades. The matriarch Kaato is named after the whole set; appropriate, since she is their mother.
- Additionally, all of the Higashikata's Stands we've seen so far have "King" in their name.
- Furthermore, the positioning of the "King" indicates their generation: King Nothing has the "King" come first, because Norisuke is the eldest; his sons and daughters have "King" second (Speed King, Nut King Call, California King Bed, Walking Heart), and his grandchild has it third (Paper Moon King).
- It might also be worth noting that Yoshikage Kira, a direct descendant of the original Norisuke Higashika, had the Stand named Killer Queen. Though it's possibly coincidental since his sister's stand doesn't follow suit.
- Taken for Granite: The entire family suffers from a curse where every first-born child will slowly turn into stone. To remedy this, first-born sons are required to become Wholesome Crossdressers until they reach the age of 12. Josuke and friends are currently seeking for a cure that will avert this trope for Tsurugi who has been dressed as a girl for his whole life. The first born daughters don't begin to exhibit symptoms of the curse until adulthood.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: As per family tradition, all first born sons are required to dress up as girls until the age of 12 to protect themselves from a family curse that slowly turns first-born children into stone.
Norisuke Higashikata IV (Stand: King Nothing)
The patriarch of the Higashikata family. He's laid back and friendly, but caring for his children despite the antics they get into on a daily basis.
His Stand King Nothing (named after a Metallica song) has a jigsaw pattern and is able to track scents by replicating their origin's appearance and movement. He can also use his Stand to detach psychic projections of his limbs if his own arms cannot fit through a gap.
- Amicable Exes: Averted. Due to Kaato's past arrest for murdering a child, he divorced her to ward off shame from his family and wants absolutely nothing to do with her. When she comes back from jail after 15 years, he immediately gets on guard and tries to get his ex-wife to leave.
- Anime Hair: While Josuke has too many balls on his crotch, Norisuke has too many balls in his hair.
- Badass Beard: He's not much of a badass, but a killer goatee decorates his chin.
- Cool Old Guy: He's the Higashikata patriarch and a grandfather, but he's relaxed and amicable to Josuke. He also says some of the most memorable lines in Part 8, such as "Your Stand is like your butthole: you can't go around showing it to other people!"
- Good Parents: Norisuke has a deep love for his family and can be quite insular. He looks over all of them and loves them, working with Josuke in order to retrieve the cure he thinks Kira had for the Higashikata family rock disease and being sorry for Holy's state as she is a relative. Norisuke is particularly close to his eldest son Jobin and his daughter Daiya, while considering Joshu a problem child without scolding him too severely.
- Family Theme Naming: Joshu, Daiya, Tsurugi, Jobin, Hato, and Norisuke all have Stands with "King" in their names. His is named "King Nothing" because he is the originator of the "King"-based names of his children's Stands.
- He Knows Too Much: He's seemingly murdered by Jobin when he discovers Jobin's involvement with the Rokakaka smuggling group.
- Mythology Gag:
- He's similar to Joseph, Part Four Josuke's father, a lot more than you would think. Aside from his Cool Old Guy status, having his left arm cut off while in a liquid state is not too far off from Joseph's left arm being melted off by Kars.
- He also has throwbacks to the original Josuke, insofar as his childhood name actually was Josuke, and his mother's name was Tomoko.
- His Stand is also similar to Part 4's Highway Star in that it's a scent tracking Stand that is capable of breaking apart and can switch to an automatic mode.
- Like Part 5's Moody Blues, King Nothing can "replay" scenarios by reconstructing itself into an object or person it seeks to track. This is how Norisuke discovered that Ojiro Sasame tried to steal the Rokakaka from Jobin.
- Older Than They Look: He's very attractive for a man who's pushing into his sixties.
- Overprotective Dad: He becomes angry, swearing to kill Josuke, after witnessing what appears to be a romantic affair between his adoptive charge Josuke and his youngest daughter Daiya.
- Papa Wolf: When Damo questions him on Kira's whereabouts and threatens to kill his eldest daughter Hato, he agrees to talk in exchange that Damo return his children to normal and not kill them.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: After Josuke informs Norisuke about Jobin's partnership with the Rock Humans; rather than freak out he entertains the possibility that Jobin is really up to something. Afterwards he trusts Josuke enough to let him in on a strict company secret to help Josuke find a Rokakaka branch; something he doesn't tell to anyone, even Jobin.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: King Nothing can take a "scent" of someone off an object they touched, and then reconstruct their movements.
- It can also be set to automatically "reconstruct" a given "scent", if any trace is nearby. This reveals to Josuke (but not Norisuke) that Jobin is connected to the mysterious Rokakaka fruit.
- Shadow Archetype: To the main character in a sense. His given name was also Josuke before taking the title of "Norisuke", and his mother's name was Tomoko (the same as Josuke's from Part 4). All with different kanji, of course.
- Theme Naming: It's apparently a tradition that all heads of the Higashikata family be renamed "Norisuke" upon becoming patriarch, and all men in the family have names starting with "Jo". Norisuke IV was originally named Josuke (written in Japanese as 常助).
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Until he was 12, due to a family curse that slowly turns all first-born children in his family into stone.
- Wild Card: Events were playing up to Norisuke being behind several events in the arc. It was later subverted when it was revealed that he's on Josuke's side after all.
Kaato Higashikata (Stand: ???)
Norisuke IV's wife. She has been absent since the Higashikata family was introduced because she has been in Stone Ocean prison for the past 15 years, only being released shortly after the death of Tamaki Damo.
Her currently unnamed Stand allows her to hide things in a deck of cards she keeps with her at all times.
- Amicable Exes: Averted. Her husband divorced her for murdering a child 15 years ago, and he (along with most of her family) wants absolutely nothing to do with her. When she comes back home from jail, Norisuke wastes no time trying to get her to leave.
- Anime Hair: Long black hair with tiny buns and pigtails that end in spiral ringlets.
- Asshole Victim: The child she was imprisoned for killing was a bully - he not only forced Jobin to steal her underwear and take racy photos of her, but after a girl tattled on him to the authorities, he also threatened to burn off Jobin's face with oil as a threat if he didn't set fire to said girl's house.
- Bag of Holding: Kaato's Stand allows her to hide and hold objects in between a deck of playing cards, including, but not limited to, a chair leg. Joshu never saw that coming.
- Black Sheep: When she finally meets her family almost everyone aside from Jobin is either shocked and/or filled with disgust towards her. Considering she was accused of killing a child, this trope is not unwarranted. Norisuke divorced her for that reason and he wants nothing more to do with her. When Joshu starts to abuse her and no one (besides Daiya) is bothered by it; it's clear that there's some real bad blood between most of them.
- Buried Alive: She had the childhood bully Jobin accidentally injured with his Stand buried beneath a shrine on the assumption that the boy was dead. He was actually alive, but barely due to the severity of his Stand-inflicted injures.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Plays a small antagonistic role within the present events of the story, but is ultimately responsible for Jobin's skewed view of the world.
- The Gambler: While she isn't seen gambling, her outfit has several playing card motifs (at least the backs of the cards), and all of her daughters, her daughter-in-law even, and her one grandson have playing card-themed names, as well as herself being "Card". Her Stand also operates using playing cards.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Averted. After Jobin accidentally inflicted severe injuries on his school bully, Kaato directs Jobin to take the boy with him into the shrine beneath the bent pine tree where the Equivalent Exchange occurs so she can continue raising Jobin and her other children. Sadly, even though she cheated death, she ended up missing a large portion of her children's lives when she was arrested for homicide once the boy's remains were found and it was revealed he had only suffered a stroke as a result of Speed King's power.
- I Did What I Had to Do: She claims that she did "the right thing" in regards to committing homicide.
- Considering Norisuke IV's flashback to his childhood, it was expected that Kaato would have sacrificed herself to transfer the rock disease to herself, saving Jobin's life. The fact that both she and Jobin are alive, means that this other child was sacrificed to save Jobin.
- Chapter 64 reveals what happened. The other child was a bully in the boy scouts who attacked Jobin after he demanded Jobin get him her underwear and photos of her naked, but when the items were discovered by their scout leader, the boy got in trouble and attacked Jobin, awakening Jobin's Speed King, and leaving the boy nearly dead. Kaato helped cover up this crime by taking the boy and Jobin to the shrine where Norisuke IV's mother sacrificed herself to save him, and she had Jobin take the boy into the shrine with him to pass the curse onto the boy rather than herself. When the boy's body was discovered, she was the one charged with murder and not Jobin because it was her DNA on the boy's body, and because the boy was still alive when he was buried and the transfer happened.
- Considering Norisuke IV's flashback to his childhood, it was expected that Kaato would have sacrificed herself to transfer the rock disease to herself, saving Jobin's life. The fact that both she and Jobin are alive, means that this other child was sacrificed to save Jobin.
- Improbable Weapon User: Her first offensive use of her Stand summons the legs of a chair, catching Joshu off-guard with a blow to the chin.
- Knight Templar Parent: She transferred Jobin's curse to a bully in his scout group so she can continue looking after him rather than sacrificing herself like her husband's mother did for him.
- Missing Mom: Was absent for a good chunk of her family's lives until she came back after 15 years due to being imprisoned for committing homicide.
- Older Than They Look: She looks like a young woman in her thirties. She's actually in her fifties.
- Playing Card Motifs: Compared to Daiya, Hato, Tsurugi and Mitsuba, Kaato doesn't point to one suit directly, as her name seems to imply the english word "Card". In fact, she could represent all of the qualities seen in the Bartle taxonomy of player types. Like the Clubs suit that represents "Killers", Kaato had killed a child who was bullying Jobin and used said child to transfer Jobin's curse to. Like the Hearts suit that represents "Socializers", she did it so that she could be with her family and take care of them. Like the Diamonds suit that represents "Achievers", she's trying to get compensated by Norisuke for the divorce he's forced her into, wanting half of his fortune for it. Like the Spades suit that represents "Explorers", she's come back to her family and wants to get to know of the children she wasn't able to raise.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her name 花都 is made to be read as Kaato (かあと) in JoJolion, even though the name is normally read as Kato (かと). However, her wedding ring from Norisuke IV has "N to C" inscribed in it, suggesting her name is written in English as "Caato". Though, given how at one point Josefumi's name was spelt Josephmi, it's not exactly reliable.
- Stacy's Mom: A dark example. Her victim was a bully that forced Jobin to steal her bra and underwear and take photo of her in the shower.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Yoshihiro Kira from Part 4. Like Yoshihiro, Kaato is fiercely protective of her son to the point that she would go to extreme lengths (and that includes murder) to secure Jobin's safety. And like Yoshihiro did with Yoshikage, her actions led to Jobin's descent into villainy.
- Taking the Heat: The child homicide charge turns out to be a downplayed example of this. Jobin was about to be killed by a middle school bully, only to accidentally activate his Stand and nearly kill the bully in self-defense. After learning of this, Kaato instructed Jobin to bury the bully's body in the Equivalent Exchange ground to transfer the family curse onto him, believing the child to be dead. When the body was found, she pled guilty after her DNA was found on the boy's corpse.
- Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are split down the middle just like Josuke's. However, her eyes have a zigzag pattern going down the middle instead of a single line.
- Theme Naming: Like the other women in the family, Kaato's name has a playing card theme. Rather than a suit like her daughters, daughter-in-law, and grandchild, her name is derived from the word "card" itself.
- Unperson: After she was convicted of child homicide, Norisuke made an effort to not mention her name around his children or show them photos of her, to ward off shame of being related to a murderer. He was partially successful; while Jobin and Hato still remember her, Joshu and Daiya do not, with the latter two reacting with disgust and amazement towards her presence, respectively, when she shows up 15 years later.
- Would Hurt a Child: She was arrested for murdering a child 15 years ago. However, Jobin was the one who mortally injured the bully in self-defense. Kaato then transferred Jobin's curse to the other boy and buried him.
Jobin Higashikata (Stand: Speed King)
The eldest son of the Higashikata family. Has a wife, Mitsuba, and a child, Tsurugi. He is associated with the Rock Humans, and has been in conflict with Josuke because of this. He likes to live as though every day were summer vacation, but this belies a hidden, serious side, willing to do anything to achieve what he desires.
His Stand, Speed King (named after a Deep Purple song) lets him build heat up in an object he has touched, without letting it disperse (the highest it has gone so far is 300 degrees Celsius). He can then release it all at once to be conducted to other objects.
- Ambition Is Evil: Wants to be stronger than anyone else, something his mother Kaato taught him after she sacrifices a child for his sake.
- Anti-Villain: He wants to save his family from the rock curse... but also wants to become stronger than anyone else in the process. It's implied that if Jobin and Josuke didn't have different reasons for wanting the fruit they'd be easily able to cooperate with each other in obtaining the Rokakaka Fruit, but since only one person can get the fruit, they're at odds.
- Apologetic Attacker: His words as he uses his Stand to attack his father:Jobin: I'm sorry... Dad... please... I can't turn back from this "path." Please forgive me.
- Art Evolution: Jobin looked very different in his debut, although he is barely shown in the background. Also, Speed King itself undergoes quite a few design changes, eventually gaining spikes on its cap and googles in later appearances.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He's only serious when he feels he needs to. When he's not, he's a fun-loving airhead.
- Beetle Maniac: Jobin is a beetle aficionado, and his room includes several tomes about them, a collection of insects, and a vivarium in which he breeds stag beetles to fight.
- Big Bad: The most prominent antagonist of the story, as he is connected to both Rock Human organizations and has been in conflict with Josuke for the New Rokakaka. Even after he cuts ties with the Rock Humans, he continues to screw over Josuke by making him deal with the last few Rock Humans, and has stolen the fruit for himself.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Shares this status with Satoru Akefu, the mastermind of the Rock Human Organization. Though part of the same organisation, Jobin has his own agenda in mind.
- Character Development: Flashbacks showed Jobin was once a very meek, withdrawn child who was often bullied by his older peers and, because of his family's curse, also suffered short-term memory loss, which his bullies gleefully took advantage of to become Karma Houdinis. After Kaato advises him to climb his way up in the world, he takes it to heart and becomes more assertive and outgoing in the present.
- Cool Car: Jobin owns a golden Lamborghini.
- Death by Irony: A bully tried to set him on fire, but he awakened Speed King and proceeds to heats up said bully's face to the point where he knocks him unconcious.
- Foil: To Josuke. Both of them are airheaded goofballs, yet cold, calculating, and vicious otherwise. Both of them also have a beloved family member they want to save at all costs. However, Jobin tends to step on everyone else to achieve his goals, to climb higher than anyone else, even willing to destroy Morioh if he has to; while Josuke simply wants to save his mother. Their stands also contrast each other; Both have abilities related to storing things up and releasing them, however Soft & ''Wet'' can make soap bubbles, while Speed King can heat objects up. They are also blue and orange, respectively.
- Forgetful Jones: Thanks to the family curse, he was unable to remember events other than from the current day until his mother transferred the curse to a bully who tried to kill him.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Speed King's power, on paper, sounds lame. All it can do is store "heat" in a specific area for a long period of time and then release it if something touches it. This is until in classic Jojo fashion that you read the fine print- Speed King stores heat indefinitely, which allows it to build up to ludicrously hot amounts. The hottest it's been so far is 300 degrees Celsius, which is more than enough to cook the human body, and Speed King can target multiple areas at once. The result is that Speed King essentially allows it's user to make dozens of tiny, indescribably hot wounds all over any target it likes, and can potentially cause a One-Hit Kill embolism if he manages to get your head. These heat spots also last a long, long time, as evidenced by Jobin planting one on a cell phone up in a penthouse apartment and activating it while he's down on the street, instantly killing it's target. The result of all of this is that Speed King is possibly one of the most dangerous Stands in the entire series to fight in a one on one duel due to this effect, since you won't even realize he's beaten you until your face is exploding.
- Kiai: "SPEEEYYYY" and "SPEYAHH" for Speed King.
- Kids Are Cruel: The older kids Jobin was boy scouts with frequently bullied him and took advantage of his short-term memory to get away with anything they did to him. They would have gotten away with coercing Jobin into stealing his mother's underwear and taking racy photos of her had a girl not found Jobin and tattled on the bullies. One of said bullies ended up severely injured when Jobin tried to defend himself and accidentally manifested his Stand for the first time, and then Buried Alive beneath a shrine by Kaato, who then transferred Jobin's family curse onto him so she wouldn't have to sacrifice herself to save her son's life.
- Like Parent, Like Child: His philosophy of stepping on anyone and everyone if it means achieving great things is something taught to him by his mother, after she used the ground near the Wall Eyes to send away his Rock Disease.
- Manchild: Played with. Tsurugi repeatedly warns Josuke that Jobin is a sharp, competent, mature businessman as long as he thinks there's even the remotest possibility of business being discussed. Otherwise, he's somewhat obsessed with his hobbies and can't resist a challenge. Even his room reflects this dichotomy—it's spartan and plainly furnished, except for the many silly-looking toy robots and the many preserved or pet beetles along the walls.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Poor Tom tries to kill him by lying about Ozon Baby's powers. Jobin responds by stealing the Rokakaka Branch and leaving the Rock Humans with a fake one.
- Motive Rant: Goes on on one to his wife, after being told about what happened to Tsurugi being bullied and possibly retaliating.
- Mythology Gag: Speed King's ability to store heat in an object and then release it is remarkably similar in practice to the original universe Yoshikage Kira's first bomb.
- Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction after witnessing Josuke kill Damo in public, one of his Rokakaka smuggling associates.
- Older Than They Look: He doesn't look that much older than his 18-year-old brother, despite being 32.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The fact that he didn't suffer from memory loss or physical problems well into his teenage years, despite having had previously suffered from the family's rock disease, was extremely suspicious to Norisuke.
- Playing with Fire: His Stand, Speed King, while unable to produce actual flames, can essentially let him heat objects up to a ludicrous degree.
- Politeness Judo: Engages in this with Josuke in his first appearance.
- Serious Business: Beetle fighting. Yes, he is very serious about gambling on his prized fighting beetles. So serious in fact that his Stand appears during it.
- Shout-Out: Jobin is fond of Japanese poet Aida Mitsuo's quotes, and is overjoyed when someone recognizes them.
- Social Darwinist: Just look at his speech above.
- Speaks in Shout-Outs: When he's not in a serious mood, he practically lives off of Aida Mitsuo's words.
- Spikes of Villainy: He works with the Rockmen and his suit is spiky everywhere. Even his head has spikes (at least on the shaven parts).
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He is considered to be the true alternate counterpart of Yoshikage Kira from Part 4, instead of the actual Kira of this universe, who takes more of Jotaro's traits instead. Both are snazzy, smart businessmen who pride themselves on style and efficiency, down to wearing similarly structured outfits (suits with accented details and personal flairs). Both also have a hidden "wackier" side, with Jobin being almost child-like in his hobbies and Kira having his fetish with hands. Both have a dark secret they're willing to kill for, albeit Jobin's secret fruit harvesting for his son is far more justifiable than Kira's serial killer tendencies. Both also want a "quiet life" in different ways- Kira wants a quiet life without interruption so he can kill unimpeded, where Jobin realizes that for him to live through every day as if it were summer vacation, he also needs security. Lastly, their Stands are very similar, with Speed King and Killer Queen being able to cause small explosions at localized areas, though their means and end results differ.
- Tears of Remorse: He breaks down into tears after being forced to attack his own father in front of the rest of his family, incapacitating him.
- Theme Naming: All of the men in the Higashikata family have names starting with the kanji "Jo" (常).
- Should Norisuke IV die, Jobin would become Norisuke V.
- Traumatic Superpower Awakening: He activated his Stand for the first time when a bully in Jobin's scout group tried to threaten him by burning him for refusing to burn down the house of a girl who tattled on him.
- Unwitting Pawn: He didn't realize that the Rock Humans were willing to harm his family to get the Rokakaka Fruit. In Chapter 72, he buries the model White House in the orchard, only to realize that Poor Tom lied about Ozon Baby's powers. Unlike most examples, he survives their attempt to dispose of him and come out of it with the long end of the stick, or Rokakaka Branch.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He believes working with the Rock Humans will help the family business stay afloat and save his son from the family curse.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Until he was twelve, due to a family curse that slowly turns every first-born child into stone.
Mitsuba Higashikata (Stand: Awaking III Leaves)
Jobin's wife and Tsurugi's mother. For most of the story she has been silent, or absent. It is later explained that she has been secretly been getting treatments at T.G. University Hospital for a breast augmentation that resulted in her teeth turning to stone and she tried to not speak in order to hide this disfigurement. She has been the unwitting guinea pig of a Rock Human posing as a physician at the hospital.
Her Stand, Awaking III Leaves, allows her to manipulate energy vectors via three arrows, essentially letting her "push" things in the direction they're pointing at.
- Adult Fear: Once Mitsuba uses her Stand Awaking III Leaves and gets all of the fragments of Doctor Wu out of her body, Yasuho notices a tiny stone arm that's still twitching, revealing her unborn child is still alive but has become stone through Equivalent Exchange.
- Ascended Extra: Mitsuba's first appearance was in Chapter 7, originally published in December 2011, and she had no dialogue and had no relevance in the story at all other than being "Jobin's wife and Tsurugi's mother". Seventy chapters and over six-and-a-half years later with Chapter 77 released in July 2018, Mitsuba has a completely different appearance and has dialogue across several panels and pages. After being saved from Araki forgetting she even existed, she finally has some relevance to the plot where it is revealed that she is the unwitting guinea pig of the Rock Human Wu Tomoki with the Rokakaka while acting as her personal doctor.
- Attack Reflector: The main use of Awaking III Leaves is to redirect attacks towards her.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Mitsuba is a loving, motherly woman, but she's perfectly willing to get physical against people who threaten the well-being of her family.
- Call-Back: She tells Yasuho in Chapter 78 that, when she was a teen, she was a model known as "Miss Cherry" and, after saying that, she mouths "rero" (Japanese SFX for "lick"). Kakyoin approves.
- Fingore: Due to the effects of the Head Doctor's Stand, she cuts off two of her fingers while cooking dinner. She manages by placing two arrows on them to keep them attached.
- Gravity Master: Awaking III Leaves manipulates vectors, and gravity is a vector quantity. She demonstrates this by first picking herself and Yasuho up in the air with one vector arrow, before delivering a dropping kick to Dr. Wu's head, and then using another upward pointing arrow to slam him into the ceiling.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She willing takes a Rokakaka fruit sans Wu's protection to save her unborn child even though she risks permanent brain damage in the process since without Wu there's not telling what part of the body the fruit will choose for the equivalent exchange. Thankfully, and poetically, it just petrifies and disfigures her nose.
- Informed Attribute: In Chapter 77, Yasuho comments on the fact that she's always covering her mouth with her hand (to hide the stone-like teeth she used to have), but, in the few appearances she's made before that, she's not seen doing that.
- Jerkass: She deliberately closes an elevator door in the face of an elderly lady so she can have the elevator to herself. This peels away the second she realizes Wu may have killed her unborn child.
- Later Installment Weirdness: Her first appearance in Chapter 7◊ is much, much different from her second appearance, 70 chapters later.
- Mama Bear: Once freed from Doctor Wu's control, Yasuho explains to Mitsuba that she had been tricked into taking the Rokakaka fruit, resulting in an Equivalent Exchange in some part of her. Upon realizing that there's nothing externally wrong with her, Mitsuba confides in Yasuho that she's pregnant, and she needs to know what she has lost in Equivalent Exchange. This is enough for Mitsuba to summon her Stand to confront Dr. Wu and learn what, if anything, has happened to her unborn child.
- Taken Up to Eleven when Mitsuba beheads him and throws his head off a window in the third floor of the hospital. His Stand ability allows him to survive, but the intention remains.
- Also seen in Chapters 83 and 84, when, after receiving the news that Tsurugi got in an altercation with a girl, Mitsuba protects her son all the way, even threatening to have the class leader fired if she does anything against him. When the same girl gets wounded after the school gates close on her and everyone blames Tsurugi, Mitsuba gets livid at the other mothers, threatening to break the fingers of anyone who dared to touch Tsurugi, and even using Awaking III Leaves to make them burn themselves with scorching hot coffee.
- Not So Different: Mitsuba gets furious when Kaato Higashikata is mentioned as a part of the family and claims they have completely cut ties with her, but shes willing to do the same thing her mother-in-law did by covering up her sons (apparent, in that case) wounding of a child, though using different methods.
- Odd Name Out: Awaking III Leaves is the only Stand in all of JoJo that isn't named after a tarot card, an Egyptian deity, or a musical reference, instead being a pun on its ability ("awaking" is pronounced the same way as "away king"; her Stand pushes things away and follows the Theme Naming of the Higashikata family of having "king" in their Stand names) and on Mitsuba's name (mitsuba means literally "three leaves", representing the Suit of Clubs).
- This is the case as far as it comes to obvious musical references. In the months since the Stand's initial reveal, fans have dug incredibly deep to find anything that comes close to resembling the Stand's name in any music, with some settling on "Awakenings: No. 3. Leaves Floating (On a Slow Stream)", a Native American flute instrumental by flautist James J. Pellerite.
- Playing Card Motifs: Is named after the Clubs suit of cards; in video games, the Clubs suit is associated with players who enjoy causing physical destruction and killing other players. She appropriately eviscerates Dr. Wu in her fight against him, and is very aggressive to people who try to harm her son's image.
- Puppeteer Parasite: After Yasuho begins questioning the absense of Dr. Wu in the room Mitsuba just left, shards of stone begin attacking the women, and Mitsuba under the control of Dr. Wu drags Yasuho's body into the office and shuts the door.
- Sigil Spam: Awaking III Leaves is covered in arrows, which also show on Mitsuba as well.
- Stripperiffic: In later appearances, she wears a long, translucent dress that shows off her bare legs underneath.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of Aya Tsuji, since both have a storyline connected with beauty and aesthetic (Aya is a beautician, Mitsuba seeks to have a "perfect body" while unwittingly being a test subject for the Rokakaka) and they both have a... fascination with boobs, with Aya groping Yukako's breasts and smiling after being slapped by the latter, and Mitsuba trying to do so to Yasuho.
- Taken for Granite: In Chapter 77, we find out she has been going to T.G. University Hospital and been under the care of her physician Dr. Wu Tomoki, a Rock Human, who's been secretly using the Rokakaka on her, exchanging various parts of her body, including her unborn child. She later eats another one to save her baby and gets a rock nose in exchange.
- Tarnishing Their Own Beauty: The moment she settles for her rock nose is the same time she stops getting cosmetic surgery from the university doctors and saves her unborn child.
- Theme Naming: All of the women of the Higashikata family have playing card themed names. Mitsuba is the Suit of Clubs (mitsuba is Japanese for "three leaves" or "trefoil", the shape of the Clubs). She also follows the Higashikata family theme naming of Stands: Awaking III Leaves.
- Vanity Is Feminine: The original reason she went to the university hospital was to get a breast enhancement surgery. Unbeknownst to her, the treatment was Rokakaka and she lost her teeth and sense of taste in Equivalent Exchange.
Hato Higashikata (Stand: Walking Heart)
The air-headed eldest daughter of the Higashikata family. She works as a fashion model.
Her Stand Walking Heart (named after a Holland K. Smith album) allows Hato to extend her high heels to sharp points, up to 4 meters. She can use them to climb up walls or pierce through glass and stone to attack someone from a distance.
- Anime Hair: Somehow, the ends of her hair are triangle shaped. Flashbacks in Chapter 64 revealed her hair was still like that when she was a kid.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her Stand resembles a wooden mannequin, with hearts adorning its body. Damo only saw her as a pawn to get close to her family and squeeze information about Josefumi and Kira out of them, and then kill them. Hato severely misjudged his character and when she learned the truth, she didn't take it too well.
- Berserker Tears: When she is forced to attack Damo. She genuinely fell in love with him before she discovered his real nature.
- Big Brother Instinct: Gender-inverted; when she finally realizes that Damo does not love her and intends to kill her entire family, she uses her Stand-enhanced heels to kick his face in. When her mother, Kaato, comes back after a 15-year imprisonment for child murder, she immediately gets on guard, even preventing her younger sister Daiya from interfering when Joshu starts attacking Kaato.
- Brainless Beauty: She's beautiful as she's dumb. Once she sees her boyfriend Damo as the bastard he is after he attacks her family, she (with Josuke's help) doesn't hesitate in attacking in kind. And when she was younger, she went behind her father's back and discovered the truth that her mother's "disappearance" was being arrested for child homicide.
- Butt-Monkey: She and Joshuu provide the comic relief, with him constantly making his big sister a victim of his pranks.
- Children Are Innocent: Was initially this after her mother Kaato was arrested for child murder when she was nine years old. Her father wanted to protect her from the knowledge of Kaato's actions by saying Kaato left/died to justify her disappearance, but sometime before the manga's events she discovered the truth for herself.
- Combat Stilettos: Literally; her Stand gives her the power to stretch the heels of her shoes into deadly spikes.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As of Chapter 54, she inflicts a Curb-Stomp Battle to Damo after having been only portrayed as a Ditz. In Chapter 58, it's revealed that she was smart enough to go behind her father's back and researched the real reason why her mother "disappeared" 15 years ago.
- The Ditz: She is very air-headed. Despite it, she acknowledges that her boyfriend Damo is evil and attacks him for trying to kill her family.
- Dumb Blonde: She ruins a family trip to Hawaii because she thought it was a part of Japan and didn't need to get her passport. Her excuse? Pearl Harbor has an actual Japanese name (Shinjuwan) instead of going by the native name with a transliterated Japanese pronunciation (which would be something like Pāru Hābā or Pāru-wan) as is usual for foreign places. As the story wears on, it becomes apparent that she isn't book-smart, but she does have some street smarts. Despite being in love with him, she is able to see that Damo is evil when he tries to kill her and her family. She also researched the sinister truth of her mother's disappearance 15 years ago behind her father's back.
- Dumb Muscle: Her Stand is one of the most straightforward in her family in terms of abilities and conventional strength]
- Et Tu, Brute?: The look on her face when Damo attempts to murder her with Vitamin C is heartbreaking.
- Family Theme Naming: Like the rest of her family, her Stand's name has "King" in it, although not as a standalone word.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Fell for Damo not knowing of his evil character, and even after discovering the truth, it took a long time for it to sink in until she and her entire family was put in danger of being killed.
- Kick Chick: Her Stand's ability to extend her own high heels into spikes makes her kicks lethal. Basically, she kicked Damo to (near) death.
- Let's Get Dangerous!: Her air-headedness is played for laughs early on into the series, but once Damo threatens her family, she pulls out all the stops.
- Love Makes You Dumb: What made her initially reluctant to attack Damo. Once the truth sinks in, however, she has no problem using her Stand on him and kicking Damo to death.
- Mythology Gag:
- She greatly resembles Leone Abbacchio from Part 5. By coincidence, even their facial features change similarly throughout their tenure-started out with a rounded face when they first appear and slowly turn angular after that.
- Her piercing Damo's throat with narrow sharp heels of her Stand is similar to Dio delivering a fatal blow to Jonathan with his Eye Beams at the end of Part 1. She then proceeds to walk on walls much like Dio shortly after regaining his vampire powers.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Rather pronounced when Kaato shows back up again. While it took Damo actively trying to kill her for her to realize he was no good, the second she sees Kaato again, she takes her mother's presence more seriously than everyone else except Norisuke. Helps that she was old enough to remember her mother went to jail for murdering a child.
- Playing Card Motifs: Takes after the Heart Suit of cards, which her name is reminiscent of. In video games, the Heart Suit is associated with socializers; she falls for the Rock Human Tamaki Damo which nearly gets her killed when Damo reveals himself to be evil. Her Stand is named Walking Heart, and hearts adorn its body.
- Proud Beauty: She evidences a degree of narcissism, self-identifying as beautiful.
- Theme Naming: All of the women of the Higashikata family have playing card-themed names. Hato is the Suit of Hearts.
- She also follows the Higashikata family theme naming of Stands: Walking Heart.
- Tranquil Fury: During her fight with Damo, she both cries Berserker Tears and stomps on Damo with her Stand-enhanced heels as viciously as she could while keeping a completely straight face, showing how ''pissed off' she was at being betrayed by the man she genuinely loved.
- Woman Scorned: After Damo revealed his true nature and tried to kill both her and her family with Vitamin C, Hato turned into a woman on a mission to kill Damo as viciously as possible.
Joshu Higashikata (Stand: Nut King Call)
The second son of the Higashikata family. He is introduced as Yasuho's unrepentant suitor, and initially has a hair-trigger temper when it comes to interacting with Josuke, who he sees as a rival in a love triangle.
His Stand Nut King Call (a punny alteration of Nat King Cole) can materialize nuts and bolts onto objects. If the nut and bolt are separated, the affected object falls apart as if it was always held together by a nut and bolt. This even extends to human limbs. The bolts can also be used to restore the object or put two different objects together.
- A Day in the Limelight: The Milagro Man arc.
- Anime Hair: It's a bit difficult to describe. Apparently, he only has hair follicles on the very top of his head and his hair grows in very neat "sheets", so it looks like he has a couple pieces of black construction paper glued to his otherwise bald head.
- This is of course his hair in later appearances. His hair at his debut is something else altogether.◊
- His own mother points out how ridiculous his hair looks.
- Flashbacks in Chapter 64 showed that his hair looked exactly the same as a toddler.
- Awesome by Analysis: Similar to his rival, Joshu's immature and hysterical nature masks an unexpectedly keen mind. Case in point, before he gained the ability to see Stands, he still managed to outsmart the "users" of Shakedown Road that were trying to use him and Josuke as patsies for a drug deal by determining how the transaction was going to work before sticking his foot out into the path of leaves so that the transferred money would go into his pocket instead of the bag on the other side of the street.
- Big Damn Heroes: After Jobin almost kills Yasuho, Joshu helps Paisley Park escape into the electrical outlet and brings the New Rokakaka to Yasuho.
- Brick Joke: Gets this treatment in the "Hato Brought Her Boyfriend Home"/"Vitamin C and Killer Queen" arcs after he is melted down by Vitamin C into a puddle of goo and accidentally flushes himself down a sink in Chapter 48. He is completely absent for the rest of the story arcs, despite having been a victim of the Stand as much as the rest of his family. He finally reappears on the last page of Chapter 55 "Walking Heart, Breaking Heart", by crawling out of a manhole accompanied by the caption "And he ended up okay too!" JoJolion is published monthly with some one-off break months, which means it was eight months before Joshu's fate was revealed.
- Break the Haughty: A minor one in the "Milagro Man" arc where he is forced to let go of both his ego and his greed in order to escape the curse inflicted upon him.
- Butt-Monkey: Taken to the point of deconstruction. Joshu's demeanor and attitude are born from how other people typically mistreat him and his own, often disproportionate reactions, and as seen in the Milagro Man arc he has little self-esteem as a result.
- The Cameo: Both the stage obstacle and Situation Finish of the Wall Eyes stage in All-Star Battle, before being Promoted to Playable.
- Children Are Innocent: Like his little sister, Daiya, he doesn't remember his mother or what happened to her, being 3 years old at the time due to Norisuke wanting to deflect shame from being related to a child killer by keeping the truth from his children. When he learns the truth, however, unlike Daiya, who responds with amazement that she had a mother at all, he reacts with disgust and the first thing he does is to attack his mother.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: He really, really dislikes Josuke for "stealing his girl", which is basically a conclusion he jumped to all by himself.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: In the Milagro Man arc, he proves he can pull off a trademark JoJo ruse, using Nut King Call to put a bill inside Zaihei's bottle by screwing the two objects together, passing on Milagro Man's curse to him since it was an (accidental) theft.
- Defrosting Ice King: Warms up to Josuke somewhat, while still being as much of an ass as he was before. The fact that abandoning him for a couple of bucks and promising to treat him to a meal after he's bailed out of jail may actually be seen as a positive development for the character says a lot about Joshu.
- Detachment Combat: His stand can do this to people of course, but he can also detach parts of himself and move it around, like he did by detaching his tongue and making it lick Hato's ears. He hasn't actually used it in a fight yet, though.
- Dumbass Teenage Son: He's vindictive, he's whiny and he's self-absorbed with a comically powerful self-serving memory. He definitely holds the Idiot Ball tighter than anyone else in his family could.
- Evil Knock Off: Chapter 21 implies that Nut King Call's powers are meant to mimic Soft & Wet's Plunder as Joshu was capable of understanding it. So while its ability to remove, reattach, and displace objects is comparable to what Soft & Wet does, it's a much cruder and close-range imitation of what Josuke's bubbles can do.
- Goofy Print Underwear: Briefs with bolts and screws on them.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Stand basically makes screws everywhere, on anything. He can screw things together, or take things apart by unscrewing them (by taking the bolt off). Like most simple JoJo Stands, it's absolutely dangerous - Joshu accidentally unscrews a thug's hands from his wrists when it automatically protects him. And then screws them back on the wrong way around. Even moreso when he learns how to actually use it (complete with pose!) and easily subdues a bunch of ne'er-do-wells in a cramped space.
- Hidden Depths: Despite his Jerkass Butt-Monkey status, he's the one that tries to rally the Higashikata family and raise morale when Tsurugi's rock disease starts taking a turn for the worst. In chapter 95, he's also the only one to stand up against his older brother Jobin after he seemingly kills Norisuke, by kicking Yasuho's phone to the power outlet and saving Paisley Park.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: The "Milagro Man" arc reveals that his Jerkass tendencies are rooted in his jealousy of 'talented people'.
- "Instant Death" Radius: Nut King Call can manifest its screws anywhere within its range and can affect several targets at once.
- Jerkass: He's a whiny, self-absorbed brat.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He trips his mother Kaato with a chair after she comes home from prison for child homicide for the first time in 15 years, commenting how there's a lot of chairs in their house and she should be careful, and humiliating her further by using his Stand to "unscrew" her dress, making her spill her playing cards. When he picks up a card and gets stabbed in the jaw by a chair leg, Kaato tells him that there's a lot of chairs in their house and he should be careful.
- Locked Out of the Loop: Out of all the Higashikatas that have been given focus, he's the only one with almost no knowledge about the family's supernatural side. It's pathetic when you consider that even Tsurugi, who is ten years younger than him, isn't left in the dark, yet Joshu is.
- Possibly justified since he had no Stand prior to the start of the series and so he would struggle to grasp the concept of Stands and the like.
- No Social Skills: Despite this, hes a sociology major in university. Yasuho comments on how ironic this is.
- Personality Powers: Nut King Call's Stand powers reflect both the violent and meticulous aspects of Joshu's personality.
- Power Perversion Potential: The first time he consciously uses his Stand is trying to undress Yasuho. She takes a toilet cistern lid and bashes him in the head with it. Does again on his mother Kaato when accusing her of being a fake. This time he gets a chair leg to the bottom of his mouth in retaliation.
- Spoiled Brat: Joshu behaves something like a spoiled child. He complains that the center spot in the family photograph is taken from him by Josuke, and is exasperated when his room is also given to him, only to be pacified when his father bribes him with money.
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Yasuho.
- Theme Naming: All of the men in the Higashikata family have names starting with the kanji "Jo" (常).
- Unknown Rival: Josuke's.
- Yandere: He attempts to bash Josuke's head in with a rock when he sees him with Yasuho for the first time.
Daiya Higashikata (Stand: California King Bed)
Her Stand is California King Bed (named after a Rihanna song), which allows her to steal other people's memories should they break a rule in a game she makes. The stolen memories are turned into chess pieces that she collects. However, if she steps on her victim's shadow, the memories are returned.
- Adult Fear: How she acquired California King Bed; when she was two, she fell into a deep fault near the Wall Eyes, which gave her her Stand, but gradually robbed her of her sight.
- All Love Is Unrequited: She is obsessed with Josuke, who is only interested in Yasuho.
- Animal Motifs: Bears; many of her outfits have bear ears on the head, and she's a cute, blind teenage girl who loves stuffed animals. However, underneath her cuteness is an analytic and possessive Stand user who can remove and destroy memories on a whim.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: The power of stealing memories is owned by an immature and possessive teenage girl who sees memories as things to collect and can destroy those memories as she sees fit. Subverted when she turns good after Josuke defeats her in her own game, and helps him in his identity investigation.
- Children Are Innocent: A little older than the usual example, but she doesn't know that her mother Kaato was in prison for 15 years for murdering a child, having had been just a baby when it happened, and her father suppressing all knowledge of Kaato right after her imprisonment. When Kaato comes back home from prison for the first time in 15 years, Daiya is amazed to find out she had a mother all along.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Harbors jealousy towards Yasuho, since she often has the attention of Josuke.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Becomes Josuke's ally after she is defeated in her own game. It helps that she was already obsessed with Josuke.
- Disability Superpower: Sure enough, although she is blind (or at least severely sight-impaired), her other senses work extremely well. She can even tell when Josuke has moved unnaturally. On top of that, she has memorized the layout of the entire estate and every object in it. And she has memorized exactly where the sun is at any time during the day, after telling the time using a special blind wrist watch, as well as every window in the house, all to know exactly how to keep Josuke under the thrall of California King Bed.
- Fille Fatale: Subverted against Josuke. She initially tries to seduce him, but doesn't follow through with it and then later throws a tantrum when it's clear Josuke was about to beat her in her own game. Her actions paint her as an immature teenager who was selfishly acting on feelings of infatuation towards an adopted family member.
- Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her room is full of plush toys. Her Stand, California King Bed, is modeled after one as well.
- Handicapped Badass: Despite being completely blind, she effectively beat Josuke by stealing important memories informing him she was the enemy and almost removed other memories from existence.
- HeelFace Turn: Upon her defeat, she settles for a warmer attitude, helping Josuke enter the secret room of the Higashikata household, her father's private study, for his investigations.
- Hypocrite: She insists on fairness with the rules of her game, but when Josuke throws it in her face by revealing he hid her cellphone in her family's fridge as part of a gambit, she throws a tantrum.
- Insistent Terminology: When first introduced, Daiya says her Stand's name is "California King Bed-chan" in Japanese. It turns out this is actually its name rather than just Japanese Honorifics to signify her age.
- In the Hood: Her first outfit has a hood with cute bear ears. Averted with her second outfit where she wears a simple bear-eared hat.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: What her Stand, California King Bed, can do. She can remove specific memories in the form of chess pieces, which are forced out of different body parts. She can even remove knowledge of Stand abilities. If the chess pieces are broken in some way, the memories contained within them are lost forever.
- Playing Card Motifs: Is named after the Diamond Suit of cards; in video games, the Diamond Suit is associated with achievers who play games to earn something, which is exactly what Daiya does, playing a game with Josuke while removing his memories so she can keep them (Josuke) forever.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Looking at her traits, along with the other members of her family, she seems to resemble Bucciarati or Narancia, given her hairstyle and the way she acts. Adding to this, most of her family has someone that resembles someone from Giorno's Gang for that matter...
- Her appearance is also quite similar to Sugar Mountain of the previous part.
- Theme Naming: All of the women of the Higashikata family have playing card-themed names. Daiya is the Suit of Diamonds.
- Yandere: She falls almost instantly for Josuke, much to his confusion. She uses her Stand, California King Bed, to force him to playing a game with her and steal his memories so he can stay with her forever. When she discovers he was trying to call Yasuho on her cell phone, she tries to destroy his stolen memories of Yasuho in a jealous rage.
Tsurugi Higashikata (Stand: Paper Moon King)note
Tsurugi's Stand Paper Moon King (named after a 1930s jazz standard) imbues control over origami creations. Any piece of origami created will have the properties of the object it represents; a frog can jump and leap on its own, a cicada flies, a paper fortune teller can actually predict someone's thoughts, bunch of bananas can make someone slip and fall, etc. If someone happens to come in contact with one of Paper Moon King's creations, his Stand can cause them to hallucinate and be unable to distinguish objects from each other, for example seeing all people as identical, or mistaking fallen leaves for a dropped cellphone.
- Adult Fear: Picture this; you're the proud father of your 9-year-old son, born to a wealthy family but forced to turn to illicit means for the sake of your son. Said son sees an exchange of illicit goods from one of your men, and that man hunts him down for being a witness, and would almost certainly have killed your son without your intervention. Jobin's not aware of the events of the Doobie Wah! arc; all of this goes down right under his nose.
- Later on, Ojiro takes control of Jobin and forces him to strangle Tsurugi with his own hands.
- Badass Adorable: Despite being frightened and cornered, he manages to trick Aisho into getting hit by a bus thanks to Paper Moon King's illusions. Tsurugi also gives a Declaration of Protection for Jobin.
- Body Horror: Once the Rock Disease starts kicking in, he starts to what can only be described as liquifying. It gets worse when he gets himself attacked by the Head Doctor, and ends up looking like he's fusing with his Stand, looking paper-like and and with an origami crane lodged in him.
- Creepy Child: At first until Yasuho warms up to Tsurugi.
- Comes back in full force when hes accused of trying to kill a classmate by closing the school gates with her between them. As of Chapter 84 its unclear whether he actually did that, but most if not all evidence points to him. It's later revealed it happened because his control over his stand is starting to suffer from Power Incontinence as the stone disease sets in.
- Dirty Kid: Tsurugi likes touching Yasuho too much.
- The Dragon: After a stint as an ally of Josuke and Yasuho's, he seems to have pretty firmly settled into playing this part in his father, Jobin's, attempts to save him.
- Freudian Excuse: He's under constant fear of a deadly family curse, ready to end his life the second he lets his guard down. It's no wonder he complies to Yotsuyu's demand; anyone in that situation would hang on to even a mere shred of hope.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Tsurugi's Stand is able to weaponize its ability to alter cognitive functions of the brain, most often in the form of prosopagnosia, but up to, and including, making a public bus look like his own father just before it mows down the man under the illusion's control.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: He starts off as a villain before being defeated (standard JoJo fare) and working alongside Josuke for much of the early manga, but even then, is willing to partake in quite a bit of Troubling Unchildlike Behavior. Ultimately, though, as his father, Jobin, shapes up more and more to be the ultimate Big Bad of Part 8, Tsurugi is pretty willingly acting as his lackey, taking his side in the conflict against the rock humans, Jobin, and the rest of his own family, and it's even heavily implied by a flash-forward that he's going to kill Norisuke.
- Kid Sidekick: Deconstructed. Tsurugi's decision to join the investigation is out of a fear for their own well-being and not for adventure. As a nine year old, Tsurugi is realistically frightened, confused, and overwhelmed by the situation they're all caught up in. Finally, when Tsurugi gets into a fight against an enemy that uses lethal force, Tsurugi reacts as any kid would: with complete terror.
- Older Than They Look: Looks more like a chubby three year old than a nine year old. This is due to Araki retconning Tsurugi's age from two years old.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: His usually worried personality dramatically changes as of Chapter 83. The reason remains unknown.
- Paper Master: Tsurugi's Stand power involves the art of origami. Tsurugi is covered in them and uses a cootie catcher to easily predict information about Yasuho and Josuke. Later Tsurugi manages to fold up Yasuho's phone into a frog, which then leaps at her and its contact makes her suffer with a form of propagnosia.
- You ALL Look Familiar: Weaponized. Paper Moon King appears to be able to afflict its victims with an abstract form of propagnosia that makes them unable to differentiate between objects that they are looking for. When first used on Yasuho and Josuke, all faces around the two of them, even their own reflections, look the same to them, and all signage and lettering around Yasuho turns into the name of the store she is trying to go to. When used on Aisho Dainenjiyama while he is looking for the combined Paper Moon King and Paisley Park as an origami frog, all leaves at Dainenjiyama's feet turn into origami frogs. And later Dainenjiyama mistakes a bus for Jobin Higashikata due to another use of Paper Moon King on him, leading to his defeat. Tsurugi claims this effect is because the afflicted don't understand who they are in their hearts.
- Playing Card Motifs: Takes after the suit of Spades, which his name refers to. In the Bartle Test of player types, the Spades suit represents players who like exploring, finding out secrets and whatnot. This fits Tsurugi as he wants to find out a means to prevent the first born curse from affecting him, which Josuke tries to do as well.
- Retcon: His Stand was originally just "Paper Moon". The "King" was added later to fit the Theme Naming of the Higashikatas.
- Theme Naming: All of the women of the Higashikata family have playing card themed names. Tsurugi is the Suit of Spades (tsurugi is Japanese for "Sword", the Japanese name of the Spades suit). However, Tsurugi is not a girl, and we don't know what his real name is until he turns 12. As Jobin's son, he also has the potential to be named Norisuke VI should his father and grandfather die.
- Vague Age: Presented as a 2-year-old, then retconned into a 9-year-old, and claimed to be 11 years old in Chapter 91.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Turns out it's a Higashikata custom to crossdress the firstborn children until they're 12 to protect them from the evil curse that turns them to stone.
- Yandere: Towards Yasuho, even moreso than Joshu. Tsurugi actually tries to break her mentally, just to get close to her. At least Tsurugi does feel regret for what has been done and apologizes to her.
Kyo Nijimura (Stand: Born This Way)
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 Holy Joestar, 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.
- Badass Biker: Not her, but her stand.
- 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.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Justified, as she was only coming after Josuke out of fear he'd hurt her mother.
- Determinator: Once you trigger Born This Way, it won't stop trying to freeze/impale/run over you.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Born This Way was originally named Going Underground (after a The Jam song) in the Ultra Jump serialization. Her hat still has "GU" on it as a result.
- Go-to Alias: She says she infiltrated the Higashikata house as "Nijimura the maid". Whether her first name is actually Kyo is unknown, 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).
- 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 Kyo are actual siblings.
- Name's the Same: Named after Okuyasu Nijimura from Part 4 who possesses a powerful Stand and becomes Josuke's ally. Though, Kyo herself clarifies that it's an alias.
- Nice Hat: 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, Kyo 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 Holy Joestar, 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 Holy'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 Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Diamond Is Unbreakable, Nijimura's given (and possibly fake) name features a Japanese word for a large number. "Kyo" means "ten quadrillion".
- Unperson: As of Chapter 83, Kyos been removed from the Higashikata family picture taken in Chapter 34. Whether this is a retcon on Arakis part or a symbol that her ties with the family have been cut is unknown.
- You Shall Not Pass!: She tried to stop Josuke from reaching Holy Joestar.
Iwasuke can inexplicably phase through walls. Like other Rock Animals so far, it's unknown if this is due to a Stand or not.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Of course the rock dog looks like a rock.
- Meaningful Name: Iwa means rock, and the -suke part comes from either Josuke and/or Norisuke. Both of them immediately notice and they glare at Tsurugi. Not too surprising, coming from a child.
- Not Quite Dead: At first it's implied that he died due to Ozon Baby's pressure, but he manages to survive by hardening his skin into rock.
- Progressively Prettier: Zigzagged, as his appearance is... variable, to put it one way. His initial appearance made him look partially like a boar, then later he gets some Iggy-style Gonk, some chapters after that he's drawn like a normal-looking dog, and as of recent he's back to Gonk, this time with rat-like traits instead.
- Team Pet
- Token Heroic Orc: The only established rock creature to be completely benevolent to normal humans. While he did try to bite Tsurugi when he was first adopted he is otherwise a docile good boy.
- Early-Bird Cameo: First appeared in the final pages of Steel Ball Run.
- Posthumous Character: She is long dead by the time the story of JoJolion begins in 2011.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She is the new universe's incarnation of Erina Pendleton, as they have similar names and both married into the Joestar family.
Johnny Joestar (Stand: Tusk)See Steel Ball Run
- Good Parents: She loved her son enough to perform a Heroic Sacrifice to save him from a family curse.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gave up her life to take the Higashikata family illness from Norisuke and died in his place. She was only the first person in the family to do this.
- Mythology Gag: She's named after Part 4's Tomoko, who was a doting mother for that arc's Josuke. Her son's childhood name was originally "Josuke" as well.
- Posthumous Character: Passed away when Norisuke was young.
Holy Joestar-Kira (Stand: Unknown)
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.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Her gradual lack of memory and recognition suggests she has Alzheimer's. The actual cause of it is far complicated than you'd think.
- To start with, she is a first-born daughter of a branch of the Higashikata family, by way of her ancestor Rina Higashikata. Unlike sons who get symptoms at age 10, daughters begin displaying symptoms of the mysterious stone disease later in life. Yoshikage Kira began noticing her memory loss and other symptoms and apparently excised parts of her brain and other organs that began to turn to stone with his Killer Queen, as she doesn't have any external scarring. For a proper cure, Kira sought out the Rokakaka from the Rock Humans, thus spurring the entire plot of JoJolion due to the result of the heist.
- Ambiguously Bi: She keeps porn magazines with women in her hospital room.
- Cloudcuckoolander: This version of Holy 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 Rokakaka 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: Holy'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 Yoshikage Kira is a pretty good upstanding guy and Josefumi clearly wished for Holy to be his real mother, to the point of when Josuke is asked by a doctor what exactly is his relationship to Holy, due Josuke being so adamant in having her being treated with the best healthcare possible, the guy breaks down in tears and says Holy is his mother as Kira and Josefumi's mutual love for Holy passed onto to Josuke; as the story progressed Holy 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, Kyo, is also willing to kill any stranger who even threatens to come near Holy, as seen when she did everything in her power to keep Josuke from meeting her mother.
- Irony: A former doctor and ophthalmologist (i.e. an eye doctor) who is now a hospital patient.
- The Maiden Name Debate: Unlike her counterpart, Holy doesn't completely assume her husband's surname. Instead opting for a double-barreled surname.
- Morality Chain: Holy'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; Holy 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; Holy on the other hand stopped Kira 8's murderous tendencies completely.
- Mythology Gag:
- She takes after her namesake, Holy Kujo from Part 3; besides the names, both are mothers who are afflicted by debilitating health conditions. Part 3 Holy suffered from a Stand that was slowly killing her, while this Holy 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.
- Both Holys are associated with roses; Part 3 Holy started sprouting rose-covered vines as she was slowly being killed by her own Stand, while this Holy 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 Holy's Stand kill her. Here, Josuke is looking for the Rokakaka fruit he believes will cure this Holy of her deteriorating mental state, a quest that was started with this Holy's son Kira.
- Both Holys 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 Kyo, too) will move mountains for them when things get rough.
- Both Holys possess Stands. Holy Kujo's Stand began to kill her, while Holy 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.
- Nice Hat: A rose-flowered cloche hat with a golden 'H' insignia.
- 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 Rokakaka. 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.
- 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.
- Name's the Same: Her name shares a kanji (鈴) with Reimi Sugimoto.
- Parental Neglect: She spends more time 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 (Stand: Love Love Deluxe)
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 remains to be seen.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Woman On Fire: Gets briefly hit with this when attacked by the A. Phex Brothers (gasoline+lighter=). "Briefly" because Josuke was there to "steal" the fire away.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: Double Subverted. A description of her Stand would make it seem useless at first, but she puts it to decent use in her daily life, like conning balding men by temporarily growing them hair or forcing food vendors to give her free food by planting hair into their products. The second subversion comes in when a fight breaks out between the heroes and the A. Phex Brothers, and 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.
- 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.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Head Doctor Satoru Akefu is actually his Stand, making him part of the Big Bad Ensemble by extension. And the way things are going, it looks like he may end up being the more successful of the two main villains.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Goes on long rants and tangents, all of which end up trying to win Yasuho back. Trying.
- Evil All Along: He's the boss of the Rock Humans, even.
- 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.
- Hospital Hottie: He's a medical student from the TG University Hospital. As shown by his folder image, he's very handsome-looking.
- The Intern: He works at the TG University Hospital as a medical student.
- 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.
- 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.
- Symbol Motif Clothing: Stylized suns. They also appear as his Stand's eyes, hinting at its true user well before the reveal.
- Two Aliases, One Character: It's revealed that the Head Doctor, Satoru Akefu, is his Stand, meaning they are one and the same.
- Always Chaotic Evil: All of the Rock Humans featured in the story have been antagonistic towards Josuke and the others. Although all of the Rock Humans seen so far have been part of the Rokakaka 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 Rokakaka plot. Of course, given Pet Shop and Bug-Eaten, that's not a strong argument.
- Ambiguously Human: Rock Humans possess all standard requirements for life. They eat. They drink. They reproduce. The only thing that sets them apart is their ability to enter a hibernative rock-like state and the preponderance of Stands amongst the population. It's not clear whether this is linked to the Higashikata family curse or if the Rock Humans really aren't human at all.
- 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.
- Cut Lex Luthor a Check: A huge subversion. They use the Rokakaka 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.
- Destructive Romance: Rock Humans can coexist perfectly with other Rock Humans, but any relationship with a normal human generally spells doom for one of the two involved, sometimes both.
- 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.
- 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 Rokakaka fruit.
- 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 survive through sheer dumb luck.
- 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.
Smuggling Cartel / Damokan Group
Yotsuyu Yagiyama (Stand: I Am A Rock)
It is revealed that Yotsuyu Yagiyama is a member of a race of beings known as Rock Humans. They can turn their body to stone and are seemingly more physically tough than humans. But apparently they still need oxygen to breathe.
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 Yagiyama may have never had one at all.
- Humanoid Abomination: One of the first things he does is manhandle a Stand, which is usually only possible BY Stands (his own Stand is barely visible in helping him do this, but the presentation is still very unusual for the series). Similarly, he can make magic plastic-wrap come out of his eyes (also presumably a Stand-ability) which is decidedly freaky in presentation. And if that isn't enough, JoJolion Chapter 30 reveals that his body's constitution is made up of... rocks. The implication within that chapter is that that wasn't a Stand ability.
- 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.
- However, it's just another example of Araki finding an actual but surreal outfit in a fashion magazine.
- 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 Yagiyama has no need to breathe, his skin needs continuous access to oxygen for him to function when he's petrified. In fact, it seems that whatever species Yagiyama belongs to is 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 (Stand: Doobie Wah!)
The second Rock Human to appear. He is tasked with the care of and sale of the fruits of the Rokakaka tree, which is thought to be able to cure the Higashikata family of their mysterious illness; Yasuho and Tsurugi discover that instead the Rokakaka 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 Rokakaka 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, encounter bad luck when becoming romantically involved with humans, and don't survive when hit by a bus.
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.
- 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!
- Stupid Crooks: In chapter 51, Josefumi and Kira steal parts of the Rokakaka 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 (Stands: Schott Key No. 1 and 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 Yagiyama and Dainenjiyama. This time we learn that Rock Humans aren't fireproof.
Their Stands are both named Schott Key (after one of Aphex Twin's compositions). 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.
- Hoist By Their 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.
- 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.
- Punny Name: Their last name is A. Phex, and they're twin brothers.
Tamaki Damo (Stand: Vitamin C)
Head of the Rokakaka 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. It's from him that we also learn that Rock Humans don't fare well when impaled.
His Stand Vitamin C (named after a Can song) can "soften" living bodies into putty or nearly a liquid 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 Rokakaka fruits. 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.
- 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.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Josuke notices that since Damo attacked the Higashikata household without any assistance, he's the leader of the Rokakaka 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.
- Expy: May be one to Irving Rosenfelt from American Hustle, from the general appearance to the hot girlfriend.
- Fat Bastard: A portly, evil man who can liquefy people with his Stand and a Rock Human involved in the smuggling of Rokakaka 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.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Tamaki's case Stands out in that Vitamin C has a similar power to Trish Una's Spice Girl. However, Trish never reduced her enemies to grotesque layers of goo. With this power, this guy also neutralizes Kira's Sheer Heart Attack with little effort, which is quite impressive considering how unstoppable it was in Part 4.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. He also confronted Kira and Josefumi in the past and at least lived.
- 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 liquefied body just for his fun).
- Smug Snake: His bravado comes apart after he gets skewered by Hato.
- Ugly Guy Hot Girlfriend: To everyone's wonder, he's dating Hato.
- Villains Want Mercy: Claims he's the only one who can import the Rokakaka 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 Asplode: 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.
Rokakaka Research Group
Urban Guerrilla/Ryo Shimosato (Stand: Brain Storm)
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. We don't get to learn much more about him though, after being blown up by gasoline.
His Stand, Brain Storm (named after a Hawkwind song) consists of several small entities similar to bird puzzles which can dig into flesh and inject a hemolytic virus, melting matter 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 Rokakaka Smuggling Cartel for wasting the potential of the Rokakaka 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 Rokakaka 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
Poor Tom (Stand: Ozon Baby)
An associate of Damo and Urban Guerrilla who contacts Jobin to deal with the latter's defeat and the discovery of the New Rokakaka. He looks to be a young child but upon closer inspection is much older, and is incredibly lecherous. Through him we learn Rock Humans are just as vulnerable to the poison of the yew seed as humans are, and they don't fare well from headshots from other Rock Humans' Stands.
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 Ozone 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.
- 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.
- Odd Name Out: Most Rock Humans have adopted Japanese human names to infiltrate in society, but Poor Toms 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.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Based on the design of the Stand, its name in English appears to be "Ozon Baby" rather than "Ozone Baby", the name of the Led Zeppelin song it is named after.
- 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 (Stand: Doctor Wu)
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."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.
- 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.
- Jabba Table Manners: Drains entire bottles of silicon-infused water in one go and snacks on entire sheets of plain dried seaweed.
- Name's the Same: Shares a name with his Stand, much like Weather Report and Foo Fighters.
- 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: Its 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.
- Spell My Name with an "S": 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 yǔ 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".
- 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 Rokakaka could be. That said, he's aware that the Rokakaka 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 Rokakaka matter out of the brain.
- Would Hurt a Child: Doesn't bat an eyelash when the Rokakaka 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 (Stand: ???)
His currently unnamed Stand 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. It also makes it impossible for anyone to see his face unless he allows them to which might have something to do with the fact that he is the Stand. For notes on the user, see Tooru.
- 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, his Stand triggers and makes it rain. Which happens to be extremely dangerous due to the Stand's effects.
- Big Bad Ensemble: As the mastermind of the Rokakaka organisation, he shares this status alongside Jobin Higashikata.
- Call-Back: His mysterious Stand features arm blades reminiscent of Kars's 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.
- Dashingly Dapper Derby: One that, combined with his scarf helps hide his face quite well.
- Humanoid Abomination: Even by Rock Humans standard, 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. And unlike most Stands, he can interact with non-Stand Users.
- 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.
- 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.
- Intangibility: He can phase through solid objects. Him being a Stand may have something to do with that.
- 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.Rai: I know I sound like a broken record but... eighty-nine years old?
- It Can Think: It's actually an automatic Stand, and seems to posses some form of sentience outside of his user.
- The Jinx:
- If there's nothing for Satoru's Stand 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, culminating in the death of Norisuke.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: How his Stand 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.
- Logical Weakness:
- The harmful effects of his Stand can be immediately neutralised if a different urgent matter takes top priority in the minds of those pursuing him. Also, it doesn't stop pursuers from getting nearer to Akefu if they are transported unwillingly by those with no intent to pursue him.
- Nobody is allowed to pursue him, but inviting him to your location won't cause any problems.
- There's nothing saying that anything flung or damaged by the effects of his Stand can't be hit back or repaired with sufficient speed and force. Mitsuba is able to prevent his Stand from causing any lasting damage by using Awaking III Leaves' arrows to both reattach her fingers and redirect hot liquids spilled from the Stand's probability-altering effect.
- The Man Behind the Man: In charge of the Rokakaka 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. His Stand then activates on the reporter, practically rewriting past events to lead up to his death.
- 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 Rokakaka, as he hosted a public conference regarding their breakthroughs, and developed a serum that mitigates some of the more negative aspects of the fruit.
- Offscreen Teleportation: Has a penchant for suddenly appearing and disappearing without the protagonists noticing. This is actually one of his abilities; the "figure" of Akefu appears to cause a calamity effect on the people trying to pursue him, which is why he seems to be at the hospital, the Higashitaka estate, and outside the prison where Mamezuku is being held all at the same time.
- Older Than They Look: He looks weathered, but not elderly by any traditional metric.
- Reality Warper: The Head Doctor's stand is capable of altering probability to bring misfortune to whoever tries chasing him or finding out his identity. It even causes maggots to grow inside of the pursuer's food.
- Really 700 Years Old: Assuming he IS an 'elderly' Rock Human, his true age is probably in the hundreds.
- Story-Breaker Power: As one of the major antagonists for the story, his 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 the Stand simply triggers as soon as Josuke moves of his own volition.
- 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 Holy 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. Satoru's Stand makes it completely impossible for him to be pursued, and once his ability is triggered, it takes control of reality in a way that 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.
- His Stand 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.
- His Stand 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, the Head Doctor's stand brings misfortune to his enemies.
- Another similarity is that with Silver 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.
- 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.
- Winds of Destiny, Change: His Stand forces some type of misfortune into it's victims, 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.
Dolomite (Stand: 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 Rokakaka 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 want 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 Rokakaka'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 Rokakaka, he was happy and in love with a human woman. However, due to Rock Humans and regular humans' Destructive Romance, it ends in tragedy.
- It Is Pronounced "Tro-PAY": "Dolomite" is pronounced like the Italian name for a portion of the Alps (Do-lo-mi-te) rather than the English name for the mineral and stone named after the mountains (do-lo-mite).
- Monster Sob Story: 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 Rokakaka 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". Poor guy.
- 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.
Qing Dynasty Hair Clip
A parasitic, insectoid Rock Animal that crossed paths with Yasuho a few years before the start of the story. It demonstrates that rock creatures don't fare well against being crushed.
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
De Do Do Do De Da Da Da
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 change shape completely to attack people.
Ojiro Sasame (Stand: Fun Fun Fun)
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.
- Arc Symbol: A crescent facing downwards with a triangle pointing inwards.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Managed to figure out Jobin has the New Rokakaka 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 Joubin.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He makes his return planning to steal the Rokakaka 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.
- 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 Rokakaka.
- Chest Insignia: Has the Fun Fun Fun symbol tattoed 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 Rokakaka 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 Rokakaka fruit for himself.
- Evil vs. Evil: He comes to blows with Jobin over possession of the Rokakaka 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 hes shown to be in a romantic relationship with an older woman whos 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: 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.
- 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 Rokakaka 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.
- 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 Joubin still kills him effortlessly once Ojiro thinks he's in the clear.
The Gingko Trees of Shakedown Road (Stand: Les Feuilles)
This Stand (named after a French jazz standard), held by gingko trees along a particular street in Morioh, can make a target slip along a trail of ginkgo leaves but instantly return to their original location without the target noticing. Anyone in the know can take advantage of the effect; a common con in this area is to cause a sliding victim to accidentally break something, 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 ("Stand": 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' of Milagro Man (named after either an Elvis Costello song or an Ozzy Osbourne song), 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.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Italy. 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.