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The character page for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. As the series spans generations and even Alternate Universe versions of the Joestar family, this page is divided into the separate series for each characters.

Be warned, here be spoilers.


  1. Phantom Bloodnote 
  2. Battle Tendencynote 
  3. Stardust Crusadersnote 
  4. Diamond is Unbreakablenote 
    • Heroesnote 
    • Yoshikage Kira
  5. Vento Aureo a.k.a. "Golden Wind"note 
    • Team Bucciaratinote 
  6. Stone Oceannote 
  7. Steel Ball Runnote 
  8. JoJolionnote 
  9. One-Shot Charactersnote 
  10. Spinoff Characters
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    The Joestar Family 

  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Each one of them contrasts to their immediate predecessor in one way or another.
  • Alliterative Name: Hence the name "JoJo". Their first and last names each contain "Jo", whether its obvious or not. Higahsikata can be translated as having and there's no J in the Italian alphabet, an
  • Arch-Enemy: Dio and his minions have been causing trouble for the Joestars for more than 100 years. Even after his death, the ripple effects of his actions continue to affect the story.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Joestar, Kujo, Giovanna.
  • Anyone Can Die: Unlike other Shonen series, not even the heroes are safe from this; Jonathan, Jotaro, Jolyne, and Johnny die during or after their stories. Joseph's the only one who actually gets to live to old age out of the other half that survives before the universe resets.
  • Badass Family: It wouldn't be a stretch to call them the badass family of manga, seeing as how the whole series is based on their own individual journeys of badassery.
  • Battle Cry: From Part 3 onwards, they each get a stand cry. Jotaro, Jolyne and Johnny use "ORA!", Josuke uses DORA! And Giorno uses MUDA!
  • Birthmark of Destiny: Every member of the Joestar family sports a star-shaped birthmark on the back of their left shoulder. Dio has the same birthmark after stealing Jonathan's body, as do his children, who are technically also Jonathan's. Due to using Dio's (by proxy Jonathan's) bone to enact Dio's plan to achieve Heaven, Enrico Pucci and his twin brother Weather Report also possess the birthmark.
  • Bond One-Liner: Jotaro is the most frequent offender, but they all have their moments of verbally trashing their enemies when they're about to win a fight.
  • But Not Too Foreign: The Joestar bloodline started from Great Britain, then they gained Italian, Japanese, and American lineage.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: One way or another, DIO's influence and legacy alive or dead will thrust them into a fight against evil whether they like it or not.
  • Family Theme Naming: Each protagonist's name can be shortened to "JoJo" in some way.
  • Dysfunctional Family: Their family history is unfortunately far from an ideal one.
  • Establishing Character Moment: They typically have get two establishing moments each; one for their personalities and quirks, and then a moment cementing why they're the heroes of their respective parts.
  • Genius Bruiser: Most of them are either built like trucks or possess powerful stands, but they typically have to outsmart their foes to get in them into position for a beatdown.
  • Good Is Not Soft: When a Joestar gets their hands on you, chances are high you're really going to wish they didn't.
  • Guile Hero: They defeat their enemies not by pure physical force, but by tricking their opponents and finding clever ways to get around their abilities. Then they beat the hell out of them.
  • Hot-Blooded: Every one single of them has enough passion to light a furnace. Even the more reserved JoJos can get caught up in moments of intense rage.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Like many characters in the series, none of them dress too normally. They also happen to look quite stylish.
  • Leitmotif: The first five of them have a theme song, or a “beatdown theme”, that plays when they're about to achieve victory.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Averted in Parts 1 and 2, where Jonathan and Joseph have a various number of outfits each. Played straight in later parts afterwards where the JoJos are commonly seen in the same distinct outfit. Only Jolyne and Johnny have changed clothes, and even then they're variations of what they usually wear.
  • Magnetic Hero: The Joestars have a knack for getting people caught up in their adventures who decide to help them for one reason or another.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: With the exception of Joseph, each of them uses their stands to finish off the opponents this way. (Or in Jonathan's case, his bare hands.)
  • Tangled Family Tree:
    • Due to the vampiric Dio possessing Jonathan's body and siring children and Joseph's infidelity, the Joestar Family has such oddities like the 15-year-old Giorno Giovanna being the uncle of the near-centennial Joseph Joestar and Josuke Higashikata and Holly Kujo being half-siblings despite being at least two generations apart.
    • In the Steel Ball Run universe, Johnny Joestar married Rina Higashikata and their great-granddaughter Holy married Yoshiteru Kira, making their son Yoshikage Kira a Joestar, a Kira, and a Higashikata. Kira's posthumous fusion with Josefumi Kujo makes JoJolion's Josuke Higashikata a Kujo, on top of being formally adopted back into the Higashikata family through Norisuke IV, Johnny Joestar's grandnephew.
  • Theme Naming: For Parts 3 to 6, their stands are named after certain metals and other earthly materials. Platinum (Jotaro), Diamond (Josuke), Gold (Giorno), Stone (Jolyne). Afterwards, the alternate universe JoJo's stray from this and are named after music groups with no obvious theme in mind.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Terms of lineage at least. Jonathan was the first and most traditionally heroic of the Protagonists. From then on, while his descendants still fight for good and are undoubtedly noble people, they're also ruder and more willing to engage in underhanded tactics to accomplish their goals. And after the universe reset, their goals become more personal and selfish in nature.
  • Weirdness Magnet: They don't star in a series called JoJo's Bizarre Adventure for nothing.


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