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    Holly Kujo 

Holy Kujo, née Joestar (Stand: Unknown)

Voiced by: Reiko Takagi (TV anime), Rika Fukami (CD drama), Rei Sakuma (OVA episodes 1-3), Arisa Ando (OVA episode 11 onward) (Japanese), Carrie Francis (OVA English), Julie Ann Taylor (TV anime) (English)

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Joseph and Suzi Q's daughter and Jotaro's mother and is the half sister of Josuke. She develops a Stand along with the other Joestars, but due to her low power, it cannot fully manifest and saps her life force like a debilitating illness.


  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: She does not look old enough to have a son already in high school.
  • The Cameo: She has a cameo as a child during the first TV anime's epilogue, where she's seen at her great-grandmother Erina's deathbed.
  • Daddy's Girl: So much she can come off as a Womanchild.
  • Doting Parent: Bordering on My Beloved Smother, at least in Jotaro's opinion.
  • Fan Disservice: She is a good-looking woman and we get to see her naked several times, but it's to show that her Stand is literally killing her, so it's the complete opposite of sexy.
  • Hidden Depths: Holly is much more perceptive than what meets the eye. She is able to see through Jotaro's stoic attitude to the kind heart he has hidden within, and it's implied she hid for some time the fact her manifesting Stand was making her sick.
  • Genki Girl: She's very energetic for her age.
  • Going Native: After moving to Japan, Holly has adopted Japan's way of living, even having her name changed to a Japanese one. Her father doesn't take it well.
  • Green Thumb: Considering her Stand had vines growing out of her, it's presumed this is what it could've been if she had more fighting power to control it. Makes sense considering Joseph's own Stand power.
  • Ill Girl: Her Stand-related illness is what drives the plot in Stardust Crusaders.
  • Like Mother, Like Daughter: Her generally cheerful and ditzy disposition is reminiscent of her mother in her youth.
  • Mixed Ancestry: A half-British, half-Italian woman who lives in Japan.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She doesn't look (or act) at all like a woman in her 40s.
  • Ms. Fanservice: We see her naked more than once, but it's always to show that her Stand is killing her.
  • Nice Girl: A doting, polite and helpful woman overall. Her kindness is a subtle plot point toward Kakyoin's decision to join the Joestar Group on their way to Egypt.
  • The Pollyanna: Keeps a cheerful disposition even though her husband is frequently away and her son is cold towards her.
  • Power Incontinence: Lacks the fighting power necessary to maintain a Stand, and as such it's slowly sapping away her life force.
  • Pushover Parents: She capitulates to her son's bad behavior far too easily, referring to him as a sweet kid and is only amused at him outright calling her a bitch, never scolding him.
    Jotaro: Why are you such an annoying bitch?
    Holly: (completely non-fazed) Okay, I dunno!
    Joseph: HEY! How dare you address your mother that way?! And what kind of language is that?! And stop smiling, Holly! You'll only encourage it!
    Holly: Okay!
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only seen at the beginning of the story, but her illness puts more urgency into finding DIO before her Stand kills her.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Her name is spelled variously as Holly or Holy depending on the translation. The English-dubbed OVA and most fan translations use Holly, which is supported by the plant-like nature of her Stand — not to mention Holly is an actual name. The official manga translation and various side merchandise use Holy, which is supported by her Japanese friends nicknaming her Seiko ("holy child"). The 2014 anime's official English subtitles split the difference: it's spelled "Holly", but it's explained that her name was taken from "holy", not "holly" the plant.
  • Stepford Smiler: Puts on a brave face because she doesn't want her family to worry about her.
  • Superpower Disability: Her Stand is literally killing her like a disease, mostly because she's not supposed to have one, and DIO being out and about is forcibly manifesting it.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Even after Jotaro called her an annoying bitch, she still kept hugging his arm.
  • Weak-Willed: She doesn't have the fighting spirit necessary to survive manifesting a Stand, leading to it slowly killing her. This becomes a bit odd when taking into account several other characters that survived manifesting Stands, including multiple animals, two babies, a sentient sword, and several children.
  • Womanchild: Acts like a teenage girl than an adult woman.

    Roses 

Roses

Voiced: Motomu Kiyokawa (TV anime) (Japanese), Kevin Brief (TV anime) (English)

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The Joestar family's butler for the past 30 years. His name is likely a nod to the Rock-Band Guns N' Roses.


  • Adult Fear: Telling the woman you basically consider family that her daughter's life is in danger and that if Joseph and Jotaro fail, she'll lose 3 generations of family? Yeah, it's pretty hard to fault him for being afraid.
  • Battle Butler: He is the driver and butler of the Joestar Family, and beats down several yakuza men when they attack Suzi Q.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is a skilled fighter on his own, managing to defeat a Yakuza member with ease.
  • Undying Loyalty: Due to his time as a butler, he grows close to the family, even suffering greatly when Holy Kujo becomes sick.

    Anne 

Anne

Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya (TV anime), Konami Yoshida (CD drama), Junko Takeuchi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Ryan Bartley (TV anime) (English)

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A runaway girl from Hong Kong that tags along with the Joestar group — after being rescued by Jotaro from being knocked overboard on a ship — as part of an intended travel around the world before she comes of age. While she means well, Anne ends up being a minor annoyance in their travels.


  • Adaptation Expansion: The manga sends her back to Hong Kong after the fight against ZZ in a single panel. This is easy enough to miss that a reader may overlook it and only notice that she's suddenly disappeared without further discussion. The TV anime gives her a proper farewell, showing her boarding a plane and Joseph giving her a surprisingly mature lecture on why the party must leave her behind.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Jotaro refers to her a lot as "half-pint".
  • Ambiguously Brown: The anime gives her a noticeably dark skin and something resembling black facial features, but her actual ethnicity is never stated. The only real clue as to where she's from comes from when the Joestar group send her back on a plane to Hong Kong, implying that it's at least somewhere nearby.
  • Boisterous Weakling: While she's certainly feisty, as a young girl without a Stand, there's not a lot Anne can actually do in a fight.
  • Knife Nut: After initially being rescued by Jotaro and her gender revealed, she reaches for a switchblade on her person and threatens to cut them all.
  • The Load: Except while the heroes are in Singapore — when she warns them about Rubber Soul impersonating Kakyoin — she always gets attacked, and the situation with ZZ makes it abundantly clear that she's only hampering Jotaro's quest. In fact, they knew this back in Singapore, and thought they could safely leave her there without her following. Nope. However, after defeating ZZ, they get her on a plane back to Hong Kong, so she definitely can't keep needlessly putting herself in danger.
  • Mouthy Kid: She's got a major attitude and she's not afraid to show it.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In the manga, she is only the "runaway girl" and is unnamed, even in supplementary materials that name several other characters and Stands that go without names in the manga itself. For the anime adaptation, however, Araki personally chose to give her the name of "Anne".
  • Nice Hat: Up until she turns out to be female, Anne wears a rather natty flat-cap that she tucks all her hair underneath to disguise herself as a boy.
  • No Name Given: In the manga, she is only ever referred to as "Runaway Girl", with her actual name never being given. It wouldn't be until the anime that she was given the name Anne.
  • Off-Model: See Vague Age below, in her manga first appearances she is shown with significant development in the infamous shower scene, but in the next volume she looks jarringly like a small kid, later on, after seemingly leaving her in Singapore, she's drawn somewhere in the middle.
  • Race Lift: The manga's art style and coloring show Anne as clearly white, but her anime version has a darker skin tone and relatively non-Caucasian features.
  • The Runaway: Anne wanted to travel the world, believing that posing as a boy would make it easier. She then runs away, claiming that the age she is now is the best to travel.
  • Shower Scene: She takes a shower in Forever's Stand-bound ship, Strength. Forever, acting like a human being, lusts for Anne and corners her in the middle of her shower soon after brutally killing all the sailors, with obvious perverted intentions. Thankfully, she is saved by Jotaro.
  • Put on a Bus: She's put on a plane after she proves to be too much of a load.
  • Precocious Crush: She eventually develops a crush on Jotaro, appreciating his looks and attitude. The anime expands that crush by showing her happy to see Jotaro greeting her one last time from the runway, and him giving her a genuinely fond smile as the two wave each other off.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: She basically fills the role that Poco from Part 1 and Smokey from Part 2 had. Even more in the anime, where she is black-ish like Smokey.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Early on, she diguises herself as a young boy so that she can disguise herself from the people looking for her, and to travel the world more easily.
  • Tagalong Kid: A Deconstruction. A kid might be nice for morale, but she's going to be utterly useless if there's a fight to be had. Worse, she's usually used as a hostage by enemy Stand Users.
  • Tsundere: While she's very abrasive and rude for the most part and won't hesitate to pick a fight with anyone she sees as in her way, Anne becomes noticeably sweeter around Jotaro over time when he rescues her from various dangers. Eventually, she softens around the rest of the group as well; especially when she's finally sent on her way back to Hong Kong, and happily wishes them all luck — especially Joseph and Jotaro — on their quest to save Holly.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: While posing as a boy aboard Captain Tennille's ship, Anne is revealed to be a girl when she gets knocked overboard and Jotaro jumps in afterward to rescue her from sharks. Upon pulling her out of the water, he accidentally grabs her breast, and then after a very awkward pause between the two, Jotaro takes off her cap to reveal her long hair underneath.
  • Vague Age: She's likely a young-to-mid teenager, as her shower scene reveals she is already significantly developed; but her exact age is otherwise hard to know, thanks to her short frame and youthful face/voice.
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    Suzi Q 

Suzi Q

See Battle Tendency

Villains

    DIO 

DIO (Stand: The World + Unnamed Precognitive Stand (usually nicknamed Hermit Purple #2.))

See DIO

    DIO's servants 
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: It doesn't get more equal opportunity than multiple races and genders and an orangutan and a bird.
  • Flat Character: Most of them have no personality or history beyond being DIO's greedy and sadistic goons.
  • Glass Cannon: Quite a few of them have strong Stands, but become sniveling morons at the first sight of defeat.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Some of them; Oingo, Boingo, Hol Horse, and Nukesaku in particular are extremely incompetent.
  • Made of Iron: Most of them are defeated in absolutely brutal ways, but all but a handful of them explicitly survived.
  • Monster Mash: Most of the enemy Stands are based on classic and slasher horror movie monsters/antagonists, which is appropriate since their leader is a vampire. Dark Blue Moon is a Black Lagoon-esque fish person, Yellow Temperance is a Blob Monster, J. Geil Looks Like Orlock while the Hanged Man resembles a grave-rotted mummy, Enya Geil is a witch while Justice is a ghost with a Skull for a Head, Death 13 is a Grim Reaper Monster Clown with Dream Weaver powers, Osiris resembles a troll or ogre, and Vanilla Ice is a vampire whose Stand, Cream, resembles a wraith.
  • Noodle Incident: It's never shown how DIO met and hired any of them, particularly the odder ones like Forever and Mannish Boy.
  • Only in It for the Money: Some such as Hol Horse, ZZ, Rubber Soul, Steely Dan, and Alessi outright admit their reason for accepting DIO's offer is to make money. Especially apparent in the case of Steely Dan, who wasn't even paid to kill the Main Characters, but instead Enya, and even admits he didn't need to fight them but only did so for his own personal amusement.
  • Psycho for Hire: Some of the enemy Stand Users, like Alessi, J. Geil, and Mannish Boy, only accepted DIO's offer to take out the Main Characters in order to fulfill their sadistic bloodthirst.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: While most of them have some sort of gimmick, the Egyptian god-themed Stand users (and Vanilla Ice) faced throughout part 3's second half suit this the best, as they're implied to be a loosely-cohesive unit, generally more fleshed-out as characters than most of the earlier opponents, and they're much more competent as well.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Most of DIO's Egyptian minions have Stands named, appropriately enough, after the Egyptian gods.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: In terms of power and competency, DIO's Stand users, despite their metaphysical abilities, are far lower than the Pillar Men in overall competency. The majority are either annoyances or somewhat difficult adversaries. Once the Joestar group sets foot in Egypt, though, with the exception of Oingo, Boingo, and Hol Horse, even the more humorously-leaning fights are much more dangerous for them. The most standout among there are Pet Shop and Vanilla Ice, who prove to be extremely, lethally competent in their work, while being followed up by N'Doul and both D'arbys, who come very close to winning their fights, even managing to defeat several members of the group each.
  • Sliding Scale of Villain Effectiveness: Most of the enemies range from somewhat effective for a while to completely useless, which makes N'Doul, the D'arbys', and Pet Shop's fights and Vanilla Ice's killings even more jarring.
  • Smug Snake: Though many of them defer to or outright worship DIO, most of them are incredibly conceited in regards to the abilities of their Stands, believing that their powers make them invincible.
  • Synchronization: Averted by Cameo, Rubber Soul, N'Doul, Oingo, and Vanilla Ice. Played straight by most other Stand users. No word on the details for Forever, Hol Horse, and Boingo (all of them have Stands manifesting as ordinary objects).
  • Tarot Motifs: The first two-thirds not only have tarot cards, but also have characterization that reflects their card's values (with the exception of Arabia Fats). Note that some of them also get colors, like the heroes, but this is dropped quickly.
  • Theme Naming: The Stands used by DIO's henchmen across the Crusaders' cross-continent journey to Egypt are named after Tarot cards. After using up the tarot, other Stands were themed after the Egyptian pantheon. Later series installments opted to use the same naming scheme for the character names — late 20th century pop and rock music, starting with DIO's resident Dragon, Vanilla Ice and his Stand, Cream.
  • The Fellowship Has Ended: Of course, once Jotaro kills DIO, the news spreads so far among the Stand Users that no one dares to attack the now-weakened Crusaders.
  • Uncertain Doom: Though some of Dio's henchmen are explicitly killed while others survive, the fates of a few of them, such as Rubber Soul, Steely Dan and Telence D'arby after the vicious beatdowns they endured, are unknown and never elaborated on.
  • Undying Loyalty: While some of the enemy Stand Users are Punch Clock Villains who are Only in It for the Money (Rubber Soul, Hol Horse prior to experiencing power of The World first-hand, the Oingo Boingo brothers and Steely Dan) and some just want cheap thrills (Alessi, J. Geil, Mannish Boy and Daniel D'Arby), a lot of them either outright worship or even love DIO. In particular; Gray Fly, Enya, Midler (as revealed in her Capcom game ending), N'Doul, Mariah, Pet Shop, Telence D'Arby and Vanilla Ice are DIO's most devout followers and will go to any extreme to make sure that they satisfy their master or the Main Characters learn nothing about his Stand.
  • Villain of the Week: Many of the enemy Stands Users in the manga are just speed bumps that are minor annoyances to the plot, especially Boingo and Oingo, who aren't even noticed by the Main Characters. So many of them are completely expendable to the plot that the Original Video Animation cut them down from twenty-seven to seven: Forever, Hol Horse, J.Geil, Enya, N'Doul, Daniel D'Arby, and Vanilla Ice.

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Tarot Stand Users

    Gray Fly 

Gray Fly (Stand: Tower of Gray)

Voiced by: Katsumi Cho (TV anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Jay Preston (TV anime) (English)

Tower of Gray: Katsumi Cho (TV anime), Tony Oliver (TV anime) (English)

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Tower of Gray 

An assassin of DIO, who poses as one of the passengers on the plane that the Joestars attempt to fly to Africa with. He is named after Glenn Frey.

His Stand, Tower of Gray, takes the shape of a small, but extremely fast and sharp-tongued beetle, effectively making it a flying dagger.


  • Bald of Evil: Very bald, very evil.
  • Been There, Shaped History: Reportedly the cause of many infamously deadly crashes and accidents.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Stand, Tower Of Gray, takes the form of a large Stag Beetle.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Just in case he lost, Gray Fly killed all of the plane's pilots and sabotaged the controls to either kill or slow down Team Joestar.
  • Evil Old Folks: Old and evil.
  • For the Evulz: Flat out admits that he does what he does because he wants to create the misfortune the Tower Arcana represents.
  • Fragile Speedster: His Stand is fast to the point where it can dodge Star Platinum's attacks, but since it's a beetle that zooms in a straight path, Kakyoin is able to defeat it easily.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: He disguises himself as a normal passenger that all of Team Joestar initially dismiss as an innocent old man.
  • Large Ham: His Famous Last Words were nothing but pure ham.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His favorite method of murder was ripping out people's tongues. His own tongue is split in half when Kakyoin destroys Tower of Gray.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: His M.O. He goes onto some form of public transportation like a plane, train, or bus, then makes it crash while making it look like it was caused by bad driving and so on.
  • Nested Mouths: Tower of Grey attacks with an Alien-like one.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Tower of Gray is anything but a tower.
  • The Nondescript: An oddity for this fabulous series, Gray Fly looks completely normal, helping his disguise.
  • No Name Given: His name comes from supplementary materials and isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Psycho for Hire: The first, but not the last.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The Starter Villain for the series, it's Gray Fly that turned a simple flight to Cairo into a journey spanning several countries.
  • Starter Villain: The first truly antagonistic Stand User to block the Joestars.
  • Super Speed: Tower of Gray is faster than Star Platinum.
  • Taking You with Me: Though he's beaten, he made sure the plane the heroes are on goes down in the hope of killing them before they're even halfway to Africa, gloating all the while before he finally dies from his wounds. Unfortunately for him, Joseph manages to land the plane safely in the water and he only succeeds in forcing them to go by sea and land to avoid any repeat plane crashes.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Tower card is associated with destruction, crisis, and sudden change. The user has a history of causing accidents and killing people for their valuables, and the appearance of the Stand changes the Crusaders' journey into a more perilous one than before.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Looks like a plain old man and deliberately acts like he has no idea what is happening, while his Stand rips people apart.
  • Tongue Trauma: Prefers killing people by ripping out their tongues.
  • Villainous Valor: Even after he begins dying from having his tongue ripped out, he gets back up and attempts to stall the heroes so they would all die in the plane crash.
  • Undying Loyalty: The first of many to show complete devotion to DIO.

    "Captain Tennille" (dub: "Captain Dragon") 

Captain Tennille (Stand: Dark Blue Moon)

Voiced by: Tessho Genda (TV anime), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Michael McConnohie (TV anime) (English)

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Dark Blue Moon 

One of DIO's assassins. His own name is never revealed; he has killed and assumed the identity of Captain Tennille, who sails a ship the Joestar party rides on. He is named after Captain & Tennille.

His stand, Dark Blue Moon, allows him to control water currents.


  • Beard of Evil: A very minor one. More like soul patch of evil.
  • Bluff the Impostor: How he gets unmasked. Jotaro claims to have figured out how to identify a Stand user by whether a vein in the nose bulges when someone breathes in cigarette smoke, and every Stand user immediately checks their nose, including the Captain, who is supposed to be a normal.
  • Death by a Thousand Cuts: Dark Blue Moon is able to shed razor-sharp scales from its body. What makes him so dangerous underwater is the whirlpool of scales that it kicks up. It turns the whirlpool into a blender with all the scales swirling around. Abdul compares it to an antlion trap in the sand.
  • Dub Name Change: To Captain Dragon. It's still a reference to Captain and Tennille; "Captain"'s real name is Daryl Dragon.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He's a murderous mercenary, sure, but throwing litter in the ocean is something he looks down on. He angrily snatches away and extinguishes Jotaro's cigarette in spite of the fact that the action only serves to make him look suspicious.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Tessho Genda is as deep as can be, while the English voice provided by Michael McConnohie is no slouch either in terms of deepness.
  • Hazardous Water: Don't go into the water at the same time as Dark Blue Moon. Just...don't.
  • Home Field Advantage: The false Captain Tennille and Dark Blue Moon are pretty much unstoppable underwater; the only reason why he lost was because he fell for Jotaro's Wounded Gazelle Gambit.
  • Impersonation-Exclusive Character: He's revealed to be someone else disguising as Tennille to try to assassinate the heroes. The real Tennille is never seen.
  • Kill and Replace: He says he threw off the captain in the sea in Hong Kong.
  • Master Actor: Unlike Rubber Soul, the false Tennille did have a good disguise going; unfortunately for him, he fell for Jotaro's Batman Gambit.
  • Nice Hat: His Captain's hat.
  • No Name Given: He's not the real Captain Tennille. He just killed the real one to take his place and eventually attack the heroes. His true identity isn't even revealed in supplementary material.
  • Sea Monster: The form Dark Blue Moon takes, resembling the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: He can hold his breath for over six minutes.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Moon card symbolizes betrayal, lies, and trouble in water. The user is a sea captain who impersonates a trusted ally of the Joestars in order to get close to them and kill them.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Everyone — the impostor Captain Tennille included — admits that he wouldn't have been such an enormous threat if he wasn't fought in the ocean.

    Forever 

Forever (Stand: Strength)

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (TV anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game)

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Strength 

A sapient orangutan. His Stand is a freighter ship; he can control every single part of it, right down to the metal surfaces, bolts and every individual mechanism. He is named after the Wu-Tang Clan album Wu-Tang Forever.


  • Adaptational Badass: Downplayed in the OVA. Forever presents himself as more threatening, and the more out-there aspects of his personality — his lusting after humans and being angry at his intelligence being insulted — are cut. Jotaro overpowers him and jabs his forehead like in the Manga... but instead of being defeated, Forever becomes enraged and redoubles his efforts, nearly crushing Jotaro to death inside a metal container. He is only stopped by a sneak attack from an injured Polnareff.
  • Badass Longcoat: After revealing himself to be a Stand user, Forever begins wearing a captain's coat. He tears it partially off in an attempt to get Jotaro to spare him after being defeated and wounded by a powerfully-flicked button, but Kujo sees through it immediately.
  • Berserk Button: His intelligence being insulted, which Jotaro uses to defeat him.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Inverted. He's shown as having a sexual drive towards human women, and it's shown in an aptly appalling light, especially when he tries going after Anne while she's showering.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he's defeated in the manga and anime. After pinning Jotaro and Star Platinum to a wall with metal pipes, Jotaro riles him up by flicking a button off his coat at Forever, then repeatedly insulting his intelligence and pride. Once Forever takes the bait and leaps at him, Star Platinum extends its fingers and flicks the button out of Forever's fingers and straight into his forehead, badly wounding him. Notably averted in the OVA, where he's instead just injured and becomes even angrier and more determined to kill Jotaro.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: Inverted; he smokes a pipe as part of his captain's ensemble, but there's nothing even remotely distinguished or gentlemanly about him.
  • Evil All Along: When the gang initially finds Forever, he's sat in a cage and pretending to be an average orangutan; the only thing out of the ordinary being him knowing how to point to a lock, and then smoking and reading a pornographic magazine. Because of that, nobody ever suspects that he is the Stand User until Forever fully reveals himself to be such.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After he reveals himself as Strength's user, he puts on a nice admiral outfit complete with a pipe to create an Insane Admiral motif.
  • Evil Gloating: Does this wordlessly to Jotaro as he's solving a Rubik's Cube in front of him to show off, which the narrator conveniently transcribes for the viewers:
    Forever: (laughs mockingly)
    Jotaro: Damn Ape... he thinks he's already won.
    Narrator: (speaking Forever's thoughts over a view of Strength) "This entire ship is my Stand, and you've lost! You're totally outmatched and helpless, and there's nothing you can do!"
  • Genius Loci: Strength takes the form of a freighter which Forever can control in any way he pleases, from remotely controlling cranes, hooks, and other mechanisms, to making the Stand absorb people into itself, to allowing Forever to fuse into the Stand itself.
  • Glowing Eyes: In the OVA, Forever's eyes glow a ghastly shade of white when he goes on the attack.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Strangely enough, he inverts common tropes regarding smoking; he's introduced smoking a cigarette (typically reserved for villains) when tricking the heroes into thinking he's just a harmless ape in a cage. He later smokes a captain's pipe — normally reserved for heroes — after The Reveal that he's evil.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: How Forever dies in the OVA. After trapping Avdol, Joseph, and Kakyoin in Strength's melting floor and when in the process of crushing Jotaro to death in a metal container, the ape is suddenly and violently bisected vertically from behind by Polnareff's Silver Chariot.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Forever started off his attempt to kill Team Joestar by pretending to be a normal orangutan in a cage, which worked back in the eighties because no one knew animals could have Stands back then, or that getting a Stand gave an animal sapience.
  • Intangibility: A variation. While aboard Strength, Forever can literally meld into and through the ship itself to get around it quickly, giving the impression that he's walking through the walls.
  • Intellectual Animal: While he never speaks, nor do we see what he's really thinking outside of one instance, Forever is clearly a good deal more intelligent (not to mention evil) than the average ape. It's best shown when he shows off to Jotaro by solving a Rubik's Cube in what is presumably less than two minutes, and tells him his Stand's name by pointing to the word "Strength" in a pocket dictionary he had.
  • Insane Admiral: After revealing himself to be the Stand Master of Strength, Forever drops the "pretend to be an average ape aboard a ship" routine and puts on a sea admiral's coat and hat as he attacks the team.
  • Killer Gorilla: An orangutan in this case; but as a perverted, murderous Stand User with blatantly paedophilic tendencies, the guy is a pithecophobe's worst nightmare.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: A rare non-video game example. When Forever dies, the enormous cargo ship that makes up Strength melts and collapses in on itself, revealing its true form as a small rusty dinghy.
  • Maniac Monkeys: Or a maniac ape, in this case.
  • Mars Needs Women: An orangutan who likes human pornography and has molestation intentions towards the runaway girl? You came just in time, Jotaro.
  • Nice Hat: His Admiral's hat, which he wears after The Reveal.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: How he dies in the manga and anime. After having a button fired through his skull, the wounded Forever tries to stand down and beg for mercy. Despite recognizing what the ape is trying to say, Jotaro is not in a forgiving mood after he already killed his ship's crew and what he tried to do to Anne, and pummels him with Star Platinum, finishing Forever by smashing him head-first through a steel door.
  • No Name Given: His name comes from supplementary materials and isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Pædo Hunt: While Anne's age is never given, she's clearly far too young for an adult orangutan to be openly lusting after her... and what he was actually planning to do to her is perhaps best left unsaid.
  • The Peeping Tom: After leaving his cage and killing all the crew aboard Strength, the first thing Forever does is spy on Anne taking a shower. Eventually, the ape reveals himself with full intent to molest her or worse, as him licking his lips and moving his paws toward her Modesty Towel with a perverted look in his eyes indicates. Needless to say, it's a very good thing that Jotaro was nearby.
  • Shown Their Work: When Jotaro shoots a button through his forehead and forces Forever to panic, the orangutan immediately backs into a corner and rips open his Admiral's coat. As Jotaro himself notes, this references a real-life behaviour of frightened animals; showing that they submit.
    Jotaro: I've heard that when frightened, animals often show their stomachs to show their submission to the enemy. So you're asking me if I'll forgive you?
    Jotaro: I'm afraid your actions have already gone beyond the rules of the jungle. (glares) So I don't think so.
  • Super Empowering: Although it's only shown with the ship the Crusaders board, Forever's Stand Strength can dramatically enhance anything. Once Forever is killed, the ocean liner melts down, collapses inward, and returns to its original form — a small, derelict tug.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Strength card symbolizes primal nature, confidence, and hidden potential. As an ape, Forever is the first non-human Stand user to be shown in the series, and as such, nobody expected it out of him. Likewise, its Super Empowering ability also fits the "hidden potential" aspect. Reversed, the Strength card also represents hedonism and lack of self-control (both of which are represented by Forever's perversity and lust toward human females), as well as a lack of courage; shown when he immediately surrenders after Jotaro headshots him with a button.
  • Uplifted Animal: He has human intelligence thanks to gaining a Stand.
  • Villains Want Mercy: After Jotaro overpowers Forever by appealing to his ego and then incapacitating him by flicking a button through his skull like a bullet, Forever immediately retreats into a corner and wordlessly begs for mercy. Needless to say, after trying to molest Anne, he doesn't get it.

    Devo (dub: Soul Sacrifice) 

Devo (Stand: Ebony Devil)

Voiced by (Devo): Shouto Kashii (TV anime), Unshou Ishizuka (All-Star Battle), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Edward Bosco (TV anime) (English)

Voiced by (Ebony Devil): Shouto Kashii (TV anime), Eiji Miyashita (All-Star Battle), Spike Spencer (TV Anime) (English)

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Ebony Devil 

A Native American shaman and prolific assassin working for DIO. He is named after Devo (or in the Viz translation, for the Santana song "Soul Sacrifice").

His Stand, Ebony Devil, has the power to possess and manipulate inanimate objects; but only after Devo himself is injured or otherwise hurt, growing stronger with grudges toward those responsible. This allows him to remotely control said objects from almost any distance.


  • Ax-Crazy: His power is based on becoming more unhinged and aggressive in relation to how badly he's injured. Especially as a Creepy Doll. Even before he baits Silver Chariot into attacking him, he's seen crawling out of Polnareff's fridge with a look of utter Tranquil Fury on his face, and gleefully details how he plans to kill him.
  • Batman Gambit: His plan to kill Polnareff; he made it easy to find himself so Polnareff would focus on him and Ebony Devil, and overlook the Creepy Doll in his room that he'd possessed.
  • Blade on a Stick: Devo's voodoo doll is armed with a spear, which it gleefully uses in combat.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In his JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future ending, after detailing how he became the world's most feared assassin after killing all the other Stand users; Devo turns to the screen and warns the player, with a Psychotic Smirk, that maybe he'll curse them next.
  • The Can Kicked Him: His mutilated corpse is found slumped on the toilet in a bathroom cubicle.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: The source of his power. The more pain and injury he's suffered at someone's hands, the more powerful his Stand is when fighting them. He intentionally goads people into hurting him in order to fuel his counterattack.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Overlapping with him being a Dirty Coward, Devo knows full well how dangerous Silver Chariot is in a direct fight — as well as how Polnareff needs to be able to see him to control him effectively — so he has Ebony Devil tie Polnareff up underneath the bed and facing the floor with long cables before making his attempt to kill him.
  • Creepy Doll: Devo's Stand uses this as its weapon; remotely controlling the doll with Ebony Devil's ability to possess inanimate objects. It might not sound effective, but when said doll is very fast, Ax-Crazy and armed with a spear and a straight razor (and by extension anything else it can get its hands on, like cables, beds, beer bottles and hairdryers), it becomes a surprising threat.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Polnareff uses Silver Chariot to cut him into so many pieces that his corpse looks like it was thrown into a woodchipper. We get to see the corpse, too. No wonder Polnareff was arrested.
  • Death by Irony: Remember all the scars he has? Well, as a result of Synchronization and Polnareff dispatching Ebony Devil by slicing the living daylights out of it, Devo is killed by suffering a few hundred new slashes... as though he'd received all his old, scar-giving wounds at once.
  • Demonic Possession: Devo's Stand gives him the power to do this to inanimate objects, letting him control them from a distance. With how Ebony Devil works, the possessed object's speed and power both increase through how much of a grudge Devo has against his target.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Devo is by far one of the hardest characters to learn effectively in Heritage for the Future due to his major emphasis on being a Puppet Fighter who can generally only control himself or his Creepy Doll at a time. That being said; mastering his ground control and properly timing and setting up the two from different points allows him to excel at pressure and can pull off some devastating double combos.
  • Dirty Coward: He doesn't go to kill Polnareff until he has him incapacitated by stringing him up under the hotel bed and trapping him underneath it. Once Polnareff finally managed to recover and he's forced to fight him face to face, Devo's taken down within seconds.
  • Dub Name Change: Twice. He was called "Soul Sacrifice" in the Viz manga and Crunchyroll subs, and "D'bo" in the Capcom game.
  • Electrified Bathtub: Ebony Devil's Creepy Doll tries to kill Polnareff in a variation of this manner, by soaking him in spilled beer and using a short-circuiting hairdryer to try and electrocute him.
  • Eye Scream: Polnareff cuts out his eye... Just as Planned.
  • Exorcist Head: Ebony Devil's puppet head spins around repeatedly as a taunt/victory pose in Heritage for the Future, complete with a Slasher Smile as it brandishes its razor.
  • Facial Horror: What Devo has Ebony Devil do to a Bell Boy when he ends up accidentally intervening in his attempt to kill Polnareff. Polnareff warns him to get out of there while he still can, but Ebony Devil immediately leaps at the Bell Boy and slices his entire face off in one piece with a straight razor.
  • Fragile Speedster: Ebony Devil. While he's very fast, very Ax-Crazy and makes a point of not fighting fair, he ends up being immobilised in a few slashes by Polnareff once he tricks him into letting his guard down; and then taken down for good by Silver Chariot within only a few seconds. And because all the damage inflicted to the Stand carries over to Devo himself... well, the result isn't pretty.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Many, many evil scars. Pretty much all of them are the result of him goading his targets into attacking him, so he can in turn kill them with his Power Of Hate.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: See Synchronization below.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Not only does Devo's Stand have an unusual Catch and Return gimmick, but when he's possessing the Creepy Doll in Polnareff's hotel room, he also uses objects such as a hotel bed, long cables, beer bottles (and the spilled beer), a shaving razor and a hairdryer to attack him.
  • Leave No Witnesses: Devo's reason for having Ebony Devil violently kill a Bell Boy (see Facial Horror) that Polnareff had earlier called before he attacked.
  • Magical Native American: Looks the part of an evil one. Not enough is seen of him to judge about the personality outside of his creepy, sadomasochistic tendencies, though.
  • Maniac Tongue: Devo has a tendency to stick out his Overly Long Tongue when he's controlling Ebony Devil — most notably in Heritage For The Future — which really adds to how unhinged he comes off as.
  • Psycho for Hire: It even mentions that he has been hired by governments, military officers, the Mafia, and other criminal organizations prior to DIO; and in his Heritage for the Future ending, experiences a huge boom in business as the most feared assassin in the world after he kills both DIO and the Joestar group.
  • Power Of Hate: His Stand is powered by his anger at those who have wounded or otherwise hurt him.
  • Puppet Fighter: In the Capcom fighting game, his Creepy Doll can be controlled separately from him, switching between the two with a press of the Stand button. This means that while the doll is being controlled, Devo himself is completely helpless and takes more damage than usual; likewise, if Devo is being controlled, the doll falls down immobile outside of his Supers, so it takes a lot of foresight, planning and exact timing to have the two effectively attack together.
  • Refrigerator Ambush: Shockingly enough, played seriously. He attempts one on Polnareff, who quickly notices the odd cans and bottles left in plain sight in a well-run hotel and asks Devo to reveal himself.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: How his power essentially works.
  • Sadist: While he relishes being hit due to how his Stand works, Devo also clearly enjoys inflicting even more pain on his victims in turn, before killing them as violently as possible. It's especially evident through the unhinged nature of the Creepy Doll his Stand possesses.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The English release of the arcade fighter changed the spelling to D'bo to write around trademarks.
  • Synchronization: His Creepy Doll is manipulated by his Stand, but it also means that he feels any pain of his Stand more so than regular Stands.
  • Undignified Death: In the anime, Devo gets one of the most embarrassing deaths in the entire series. He's not only literally shredded apart thanks to Silver Chariot destroying Ebony Devil and re-opening all his old wounds at once, but his remains are also found slumped on a toilet by the cleaner.

    Rubber Soul 

Rubber Soul (Stand: Yellow Temperance)

Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (TV anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Ray Chase (TV anime) (English)

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A mercenary of DIO's who uses his Stand to pose as Kakyoin during the party's stay in Singapore. He is named after The Beatles album Rubber Soul.

His Stand, Yellow Temperance, takes the form of a blob-like substance that can change its consistency and appearance to anything he chooses. It allows him to perfectly mimic anyone he sees physically, though he still needs to act like them. His odd behaviors and antagonistic attitude eventually give him away.


  • Accidentally Accurate: For the most part, he did a terrible job of impersonating Kakyoin. That being said, as the ending shows, he actually got the cherry licking correct.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: Rubber Soul is a narcissistic, greedy, and petty coward, and his power relies on eating things to keep it active.
  • Bishōnen: A big part of his narcissism is that he looks handsome, often considering himself far more so than the people he copies.
  • Big, Stupid Doodoo-Head: Considering how vulgar and childish he is, Rubber Soul is fond of hurling these sorts of insults when he gains the upper hand.
    Rubber Soul: TELL ME I'M LUCKY, YOU BALL-LESS LITTLE BUTT-MUNCH!
  • Blob Monster: Yellow Temperance itself.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: While he doesn't bother to attempt replicating personalities, he is good at reproducing mannerisms, as he copied a Character Tic of Kakyoin — rolling cherries around on his tongue before eating them — that Jotaro had never picked up on despite having traveled with him for a while.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: In the English dub, Rubber Soul's normal voice is very high-pitched and prone to cracking and whining, which adds to both how sinister and insufferably smug he is.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Tries to surprise Jotaro with a sneak attack after getting caught in the water.
  • Dirty Coward: When he's punched, he spills the info on the other Stand users to save his skin. He also expects Jotaro to go light on him with the excuse of joking around and being badly injured... even after he'd already tried attacking him after surrendering once.
    Rubber Soul: Wait, hang on a second... you're not thinking about punching me any more, are ya? I'm seriously injured, here. My nose is badly broken, and my jaw is going to have to be wired shut! Ah ha... hahahahahaha…!
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: His physical copying abilities are impeccable. The only thing that blows his cover is that he prefers to play vulgar parodies of the originals instead of doing believable impersonations of them, and that he immediately rushes into picking fights instead of doing the sensible thing and using his powers for more covert schemes like subtle sabotage and relaying information.
  • Dub Name Change: Heritage for the Future changed it to Robber Soul, which is still a Meaningful Name.
  • Eat the Dog: While fighting Jotaro, he takes his time crushing to death and then consuming a pet dog in front of their family (including a young boy) with Yellow Temperance purely for kicks in the Cable Car.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Yellow Temperance can eat anyone and anything to increase its power, and Rubber Soul himself — in his Kakyoin disguise — is seen loudly chowing down on large beetles he picked off a tree in front of Anne, which immensely creeps her out.
  • Facial Horror: Rubber Soul just couldn't resist bragging about his handsome face, so Jotaro sees fit to punish him by having Star Platinum pound said face into mush.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: He can't help but draw attention to his looks even in battle; Jotoro punishes him, rather fittingly, by destroying that pretty face of his with Star Platinum's Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs.
  • Forced to Watch: The aforementioned scene where he uses Yellow Temperance to kill and eat a family's pet dog in the Cable Car. He didn't need to do it, but Rubber Soul evidently takes sadistic glee in crushing it as slowly and painfully as possible with them powerless to stop him.
  • Gratuitous English: DO YOU UNDERSTAAAAAAAND?
  • Hate Sink: He's clearly meant to be hated as much as possible, from his irritating smugness to the audacity of him asking to be let off the hook after trying to not only torture and murder Jotaro multiple times, but then attack him again after he had already begged for mercy once and got off with a few broken bones. Needless to say, he's one of the Stand Users that Jotaro evidently shows the most disgust and contempt for.
    Jotaro: (shrugging off Rubber Soul's weaselling) Just shut up. I have nothing more to say to you, you're way too pathetic. (readies Star Platinum off-screen) I'm done wasting my breath.
  • Head Swap: Is one in his appearance in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future as a playable character. While Rubber Soul wears his Kakyoin disguise the whole time and even uses a fake Hierophant Green alongside Yellow Temperance to boost his attack power, he's slightly taller, wears a yellow outfit (instead of the usual green), has vibrant red hair, and speaks with his own voice. His face is also far less human; with a liquid-like mouth, Overly Long Tongue (that he sticks out to do his "RERO RERO RERO" taunt), and has creepy under-shadowed Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness. With certain attacks and if he wins, he removes the top half of his disguise to reveal his true self; and if he gets KOed, it drips off on its own.
  • Jerkass: And how. On top of being a ridiculously-smug, narcissistic idiot who goes out of his way to hurt and viciously taunt his victims while he's impersonating or killing them, he's a shameless Dirty Coward who expects to be let off the hook by deflecting the blame onto and selling out his allies in the other Stand Users, and claiming he's just joking: both classic Schoolyard Bully tactics when confronted.
  • "Just Joking" Justification: Once Jotaro finally gets the upper hand against him, Rubber Soul tries to weasel his way out of his (by this point, long-overdue) punishment by sheepishly claiming that he wasn't being serious about killing him and his friends, despite trying to do so multiple times and smugly threatening them the whole time. Needless to say, Jotaro isn't fooled for a second.
    Rubber Soul: I-I was only kidding around, Mister Jotaro! I swear, I was just messing with ya, buddy! I didn't mean anything by it, okay...? Be cool, man, be cool! It was just a prank!
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His narcissism makes Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs to the face rather fitting.
  • Man, I Feel Like a Woman: Rubber Soul does this to creepy effect when he reveals himself to be disguised as an overweight woman in the cable car Jotaro tries to escape from him and Yellow Temperance in, groping her (his own) breasts with a look that shows he's clearly enjoying everything.
  • Most Definitely Not a Villain: When disguised as Kakyoin, he doesn't even try to act intelligent and reasonable like he normally should, but very barbaric and coarse. Although, given Yellow Temperance's abilities and functions, he may very well be doing so on purpose in order for Jotaro to hit him.
  • Narcissist: He sees himself as beautiful, and acts vulgar when posing as other people due to his low opinion of them. Very fittingly, Jotaro makes sure to destroy his face with Star Platinum when he defeats him.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Yellow Temperance can change its consistency to anything Rubber Soul wants. Texture, resilience, conductivity — infinite control over all of them, so there's no way to harm it. Why the "nigh"? Because Rubber Soul himself isn't invincible, and he makes himself far too obvious while disguised.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Jotaro thought his broken nose or jaw wasn't enough.
    Jotaro: Before, you only got away with a broken nose. When I'm done, YOU WON'T HAVE ANY BONES LEFT TO BREAK!
  • No Name Given: His name comes from supplementary materials and isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: Gives a very satisfying one when Jotaro grabs him out of the water after smashing his face in with a manhole cover and sending him flying into the sea.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: He gives them out systematically, as he prefers to act incredibly rude when in disguise instead of imitating their personality, but Jotaro actually takes some time to become suspicious of him. Ironically, the thing that ultimately gives him away to Jotaro — the infamous "Rero rero rero" scene — ends up being a subversion; as it turns out that the actual Kakyoin does it with cherries, too.
  • Palette Swap: Is one of Kakyoin in the Capcom fighting game, referencing how he disguises himself as him in the original series. The real Rubber Soul can be seen removing the disguise in his win pose and taunt, and Yellow Temperance similarly drips off of his upper half when he's KOed.
  • Power Copying: Rubber Soul does this in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future by using a fake, Evil Knockoff version of Hierophant Green alongside Yellow Temperance in his Kakyoin disguise. It gives him access to some of Hierophant Green's techniques, like the Emerald Splash and its extendable limbs.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Rubber Soul's oversized ego and fondness for childish insults are very remiscent of a nasty spoiled child. In particular, with his shameless cowardice and willingness to deflect blame and falsely claim he's just joking when the consequences of his acts of malice finally catch up to him, he's reminiscent of a school bully who never actually matured beyond that.
  • Smug Snake: He’s obnoxiously overconfident in his abilities, to the point where he deliberately goads Jotaro into a fight rather than simply using his disguises to gather intel or sabotage the Crusaders.
  • Stealth Pun: While disguised as Kakyoin, Rubber Soul is seen eating beetles off of a tree.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Although it's made clear from the beginning that Rubber Soul thinks he's a lot smarter than he actually is, attacking Jotaro again after he'd already surrendered once and managed to only get away with a broken nose — which is getting off incredibly easy by Star Platinum's usual standards — really goes to show just how arrogant and flat-out stupid he truly is. Needless to say, he pays for it dearly.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: In contrast to the more Weak, but Skilled fellow shapeshifter Oingo, he's terrible at impersonating people, but still manages to be a big threat due to his powerful Stand. That being said, it's still nowhere near as good as Rubber Soul himself believes it to be.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Twice. The moment he thinks his Stand can't protect him, he tries to beg Jotaro for mercy, with the excuse of his nose and jaw being broken. When Jotaro lets his guard down, Rubber Soul tries attacking him again, only to fail. This time, Jotaro already has had enough of him.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: This is shown by using his Stand to transform into Kakyoin and an unnamed woman.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: For all his time uncloaked by his Stand, Rubber Soul wears nothing on top.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: When disguised as Kakyoin, he uses an Argentine backbreaker rack on a pickpocket.

    Hol Horse 

Hol Horse (Stand: Emperor)

Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (TV anime, Eyes of Heaven, Last Survivor), Hochu Otsuka (All-Star Battle), Keiichi Nanba (CD drama), Norio Wakamoto (OVA), Yoshito Yasuhara (Heritage for the Future video game), Roger L. Jackson (OVA), Imari Williams (TV Anime) (English)

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I am Hol Horse, a pistol user! My card is the Emperor, and I'm second in a pair! With another, I shine! But with a kid... will I be alright?
An ambitious travelling gunslinger mercenary of DIO's, who makes a point of always working with others. He's initially partnered with J. Geil, but later teams up with Boingo. He is named after Hall and Oates.

His Stand, the Emperor, manifests itself as a large ornate revolver. It can shoot bullets. Bullets which he can actually direct in flight with both unlimited ammunition and very little recoil; but thanks to being a close-range Stand, have a somewhat limited effective range for a firearm.


  • Adaptational Badass: In the anime/manga, he's a conniving, near-completely incompetent and shameless coward who, beneath his bluster, often ends up being far more amusing than he is threatening. In his video game appearances — especially in Heritage for the Future — however, he's much stronger, and the true potential of his Emperor Stand is played for all it's worth; being able to not only actually land his trick shots, but is a master of keep away, medium-to-ranged combat, and varying setups for his powerful Supers, even alongside Boingo.
    • This also happens in a downplayed form in his OVA appearances. Much like Forever before him, Hol Horse's more cowardly and wacky aspects are greatly toned down, making him come off as more threatening and pragmatic. He also actually does fire at DIO instead of simply threatening to do so, actively tries to fight Enya after she's already stabbed him through the wrist with scissors (also forcing himself back into consciousness despite being heavily wounded to warn Polnareff about her), and only tries to cut and run after reaching J. Geil too late and witnessing his death as it happens; rightly acknowledging that he's "at one hell of a disadvantage on his own".
  • Adaptational Dye Job: His Emperor is colored gold instead of silver in the OVA.
  • Affably Evil: For a sly, greedy mercenary who swears by fighting dirty and fleeing the minute things start going wrong, Hol can be surprisingly polite when he wants to be. After kidnapping Boingo and smuggling him through airport customs in a suitcase, he apologizes to him for doing so, tries to give him some reassurance, doesn't get mad when Boingo throws up on him, leaves him a wallet full of money so he could return home should something happen to either of them, and the two outright call each other friends in Heritage For the Future. And that's not even getting to the man's full-on memetic insistence on always being kind to women.
    • In the OVA, Hol is also seen generously paying a local beggar to direct Polnareff to the town outskirts should he see him — where he waits to assassinate him — with the old man even calling him "kind sir".
  • Age Lift: Implied in the OVA, where Hol Horse appears to be older than he's usually depicted; having paler hair, a deeper and more raspy voice than his anime incarnation, and a more rugged face that makes him look like he's in his late 30s-early 40s than his usual late 20s-early 30s looks. Not only that, but he also refers to himself as "an ol' cowboy" when he meets up with Nena on the bridge.
  • Alliterative Name: Hol Horse.
  • Americans Are Cowboys: Fills the role as the first American antagonist in the series, and one who styles himself on an old west-style gunslinger with a revolver-like Stand.
  • Ate His Gun: Enya forces him to do this. She wounds his hand with a pair of shears, then causes a hole to form and takes control of him with Justice. Hol Horse summons Emperor, but Enya puppeteers his hand to turn the weapon on him and fire it in his face. Ultimately subverted when he realizes what she's about to do and makes his Stand dispel; however, while the bullet vanishes, the discharge force still hits him and knocks him out cold and across the room, making Enya think he's been killed. Then Hol Horse wakes up and warns Jotaro (Polnareff in the OVA) what's going on, fully exposing Enya's guise after he was catching on.
  • Badass Biker: In the OVAs, he trades in all the animals he rode for a kickass vintage motorbike. Not only does it make a good means of getaway — as he demonstrates when he gets on and flees in the space of only a few seconds when Nena/Enya distracts the heroes — but it also works from a practical standpoint in how it provides lots of reflective metal surfaces for Hanged Man to hide and travel with him in.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Unusually for a revolver, Emperor is shown never to need reloading. Justified, since it's a Stand that produces the bullets inside its own chamber due to them actually being a part of itself.
  • Breakout Villain: Three major appearances in the manga, two playable versions in the Capcom fighting game, and the earliest Part 3 minor villain to make it into the CyberConnect2 game? He definitely qualifies for this.
    • To put it in perspective, he's in All-Star Battle from the start (although like all villains, you have to defeat him in Story Mode to use him), while Old Joseph Joestar and Iggy are DLC. He got into the game before two heroes from the same part.
    • He also got a special end credits sequence and song in the second half of the David Production Stardust Crusaders adaptation, alongside Boingo in Thoth's art style.
  • The Casanova:
    • He extols the virtues of charming people to J. Geil, pointing out things could be gotten in return. It ends up saving his life once, even. Though unknown to Hol Horse himself, that particular girl happened to be an agent of DIO: it's Nena in the manga and anime, and a disguised Enya in the OVA.
    • He also points this out to Boingo to show how hesitant he was to hit a woman behind her back just because Thoth said so.
    Hol Horse: Listen, Mondatta... I'm proud to say I'm a gentleman, and a proper gentleman at that. Cause of that, I got girls all over the world. I might tell a white lie now and again, but I'd never haul off and hit one. I respect all the ladies — the beauties, the plain ones, and even the ugly ones!
  • Combat Pragmatist: Hol Horse knows exactly how underpowered his ability is compared to a lot of other Stand Users. He still does what he can and uses his environment, along with his partners, to the best of his ability. He starts out intimidating, almost killing Avdol, but runs away in the end. Next time he shows up, he's at the mercy of Enya and forms a brief Enemy Mine situation with Jotaro and company. Then in his final appearance with Boingo: he ends up, due to a faulty watch, defeating himself quite spectacularly with most of the Joestar group none the wiser he was even there.
  • Cool Gun: Emperor, an elaborate, ornately-designed Hand Cannon revolver that Hol can summon to his hand out of nowhere (in the manner of a Quick Draw), and with bullets that he can directly control in flight.
    Hol Horse: Even the bullets are part of my Stand!
  • Cowboy: A extremely corny one. That's quite... normal in this manga.
  • Dirty Coward: Interestingly enough, despite how much Hol Horse will talk up his Stand he's one of the few followers of DIO who never confronts the Crusaders without backup. It's best seen when he tries to attack Kakyoin and Polnareff after they've just killed J. Geil.
    Polnareff: I don't think he's listening any more, cowboy. (…) He's quite busy at the moment, carrying out his sentence in Hell.
    Hol Horse: (realises, then immediately begins hiding it) Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey! Don't try to pull that nonsense. Bluffing won't work on me! Nice try, though; there's no way you could have beaten him! Even I wouldn't try my luck against that mother. You know, Polnareff, your sense of humour stinks! (mirthlessly laughs)
    Polnareff: That piece of shit's corpse is two or three thousand meters that way if you want to take a look.
    Hol Horse: (beat) ...okay, I will! (immediately sprints away)
  • Eagle Land: Type 2. He's the first major American character to be portrayed negatively in the series.
  • Enemy Mine: With the Crusaders when Enya shows up for revenge, since she's trying to kill him too.
  • Evil Counterpart: He's basically an evil version of Polnareff, from their status as the Butt-Monkey and their tendency to flirt with women. Araki intended for Hol Horse to join the team, but decided against it on the basis of him not only being too similar to Polnareff, but Emperor being too much of an advantage.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In all the adaptations he appears in, Hol Horse has a low and gruff voice.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: His voice is especially gravelly in the English dub of the anime.
  • Gratuitous English: His English sucks in the 2014 Anime.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: After his first appearance, he's treated as a minor nuisance and a Butt-Monkey, and ends up defeating himself spectacularly after botching Thoth's prediction with a fast watch.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: He's almost never seen without a cigarette in one corner of his mouth, and he can weaponize it in his video game appearances by blowing smoke into his opponent's eyes.
  • The Gunslinger: What he styles himself as, but unfortunately he can barely hit a damn thing.
  • Ha Ha Ha No: In all the versions of Stardust Crusaders, Hol Horse has this reaction to Polnareff making fun of him as he's explaining to him what Emperor does and how because it's a gun, it can't be defeated by Silver Chariot's sword. He laughs along with Polnareff for several seconds, before suddenly turning serious and trying to shoot him down.
  • Hidden Depths: Hol Horse is implied to be very skilled at the board game Stratego (referred to in-series as "Soldier's/Military Chess"), specifically citing its Tactical Rock–Paper–Scissors gameplay when explaining to Polnareff why Silver Chariot can't defeat his Emperor.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Which, when you consider he can actually control his bullets' trajectory, is saying something. Considering how often this happens to Mista later on, one can imagine that Hol Horse only getting hit with this twice (first time courtesy of Enya but he barely managed to avoid getting fatally injured, and the second time because of him being an inattentive idiot) is because he didn't show up enough times for it to happen more often.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Hol Horse, you've got to suck pretty badly if you're still missing all your targets WHEN YOU CAN CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF THE BULLETS!
    • Made even better by the fact that he's been hit by his own bullets on two separate occasions. The first time he was being subjected to People Puppets, but the second time was him forgetting his own Stand's bullets were still flying around when he got distracted by Thoth's predictions.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Hol Horse's Stand can control the bullets from his gun, which should result in this trope... but since Hol can't aim worth a damn, it's ultimately averted.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Is one of the most incompetent Stand users hired by DIO, along with Oingo and Boingo. He's also one of the only villains to get relatively sympathetic moments (particularly with Boingo and Nena), as well as be confirmed to have survived the events of Stardust Crusaders in all versions.
  • Inverse Law of Utility and Lethality: Hol Horse gets hit with it bad. His Emperor Stand is a gun with controllable bullets; by all rights, he should just be able to get the drop on the heroes and shoot them all dead in their sleep. In spite of that, he manages to kill precisely none of them. He is considered one of the weakest Stand users in the series, even to himself.
  • Irony: Despite his reputation as a Dirty Coward and Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain, Hol Horse is the only villainous Stand user brave enough to try and kill DIO himself after being belittled by the vampire once too often. Despite easily dodging the shot, even DIO expresses his admiration.
  • Jerkass: Sympathetic moments aside, Hol Horse goes out of his way to viciously taunt Polnareff and friends when he thinks that he's got the upper hand.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: A big part of Hol's ability to survive is that he understands how weak Emperor is in comparison to most other Stands, at least if he doesn't have another Stand User at his side to help compensate for Emperor's flaws. He also isn't as fanatically loyal to DIO as most of Jotaro's other enemies are. Plus, the fact that he bails every time he's at a disadvantage means he lives for way longer than almost any of DIO's other henchmen.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He's ultimately disposed of when one of his bullets ends up hitting him in the head in a way that hospitalizes him but doesn't kill him, similar to what happens with Avdol.
  • Leitmotif: In the anime, Hol Horse has two; Wind in the Wilderness, an Indian and Spaghetti Western-influenced track that accompanies most of his appearances, and his humorously-catchy ending theme shared with Boingo, accompanied by banjo strumming, gunshots and horse whinnying on his sections.
  • Mage Marksman: Hol Horse's Stand consists of a gun and the bullets within, allowing him to control the trajectory of his shots. Too bad he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn.
  • Mistaken for Gay: In the OVA, Polnareff deliberately invokes this to piss Hol off when he's boasting about Emperor's power.
    Hol Horse: Ya see, my Stand is the gun; and your sword can't beat my gun.
    Polnareff: Oh, what's that? "I can beat your bum"? Oooooh, you're into that stuff!
    (Polnareff bursts out laughing for a long time at his own joke, as does Hol a few seconds later)
    Hol Horse: (mood darkens) You... (draws Emperor) I'LL FUCKIN' KILL YOU!
  • Nice Hat: A stetson, befitting for an old Western-style gunslinger.
  • Never Bring A Knife To A Gunfight: As stated in his fight with Polnareff, Hol Horse is a firm believer of this, citing the board game Stratego/Military Chess as an example. Indeed, going by how their initial fight went, he would have likely killed the Frenchman had Avdol not gotten involved.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: How he's ultimately defeated. While Hol Horse is distracted by Thoth while trying to work out where their plan to kill Jotaro went wrong, Boingo sees the bullets he fired down the pipe earlier flying back round toward them, and attempts to warn him. Hol brushes him off as he flicks through the pages... just in time for the bullets to hit him instead. Hol Horse survives due to the bullets disappearing before they could inflict fatal wounds, but it still puts him out of commission for the rest of the story.
  • Number Two: Explicitly calls himself this kind of person, as he refuses to be anything more than someone's henchman, and preferring to let his partner take charge while he backs them up and then abandon them the moment things go bad. As stated in his Heritage for the Future ending:
    Hol Horse: (after betraying and defeating DIO) Ha! You never had my loyalty! You can't buy my soul with money. Now, there is no one who can oppose me. (…) ...but I'm more of a second-in-command than the Head Honcho, kinda guy. That's just my way of life! Any objections?
  • Only in It for the Money: He's a hired mercenary who lacks the fanatical loyalty to DIO that most of the other villains have. He even tries to kill DIO near the end, who proceeds to terrify him into submission, at which point he sees no other choice than to do as he says or die.
  • Only Mostly Dead: What happens to him in the OVA. Hol is more badly wounded by Enya stabbing him through the hand and making him shoot himself with Emperor, and collapses into a coma after falling out of a closet and warning Polnareff about her in the hotel bar. Although he clearly looks like he's died — complete with his eyes staying open, bleeding profusely from the mouth and his hat drifting down over his face before he's abandoned to Justice's zombies — he's later seen lying on the ground in the same state after Enya is killed and her hotel and zombies vanish into thin air. One would be forgiven for thinking he is in fact dead, but Polnareff goes over and confirms Hol to still be alive somehow; at which point Joseph gets him medical assistance and lets him go as thanks for helping them.
    Polnareff: Hey, isn't that Hol Horse lying in the dirt? (goes over and checks his vital signs) He's still breathing!
    Joseph: Leave him alone. He needs to be hospitalized, he's no longer a threat.
  • Precision F-Strike. As seen above, Hol Horse gives a furious one in the OVA when Polnareff makes fun of how he talks up his Stand.
  • Quick Draw: Befitting an old western gunslinger, this is how he summons Emperor before using it.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: The form of his Stand, Emperor. Again, it's too bad he can't get a shot even if his life depended on it.
  • Spanner in the Works: Proves to be this for Enya.
  • Stab the Scorpion: In a hilarious variation, he kicks a woman in the neck because one of Boingo's previsions not only showed him doing so but also receiving some jewelry as a result. Turns out that this is because there was a deadly scorpion hiding in her scarf.
  • The Starscream: Attempted. After questioning why he's still supporting DIO after narrowly escaping his last encounter with the Joestar group in one piece — on top of DIO rudely rebuffing him reporting the news — Hol Horse tries to shoot DIO and take all the vampire's treasure for himself. DIO is one step ahead however, and uses The World to nonchalantly dodge the shot. Instead of killing him, however; DIO allows Hol Horse to live, on account of being impressed by his technique and killing intent despite not succeeding, and having terrified him into compliance anyway.
    Hol Horse (OVA): Wha- what the hell...? How... did he get behind me? (bites off his cigarette and collapses to the ground in absolute shock) I just don't get it... I just don't get it...!
  • Tarot Motifs: The Emperor card, when facing upright, symbolizes being your own boss and making your own rules for others to obey. Hol Horse has a rigid policy about letting his partner take charge, as he believes taking charge himself puts him in danger. By sticking to this policy, he exhibits traits of the reversed Emperor; poor leadership and lack of energy.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After DIO finishes lecturing Hol Horse on his slew of failures, he gives him another chance to go kill Jotaro and his friends. In response, Hol Horse tries to kill DIO with his back turned despite being blatantly terrified of his boss. Very fortunately for him, DIO expresses his admiration for Hol having the gall to attack him, and simply tells him to direct that murderous energy to the Joestar group after casually dodging his shot with his Stand.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After going through a good deal of Villain Decay, Hol finally gets a lasting win in his non-canon ending with Boingo in Heritage for the Future; the two work together to defeat the Joestar group and part on good terms after. Hol reports back to DIO with the news of their success and receives a big enough cash reward to live happily ever after, while Boingo reunites with his brother and goes on to pull a full Heel–Face Turn; becoming more confident in himself and using the power of his Stand to help people.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: The Crusaders saved Hol Horse from Enya's wrath and he repays them by stealing their car and returning to DIO's side, the asshole. Averted in the OVA, where he doesn't do either.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Emperor actually has a B in destructive power, outdoing both combat Stands Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot in a direct fight. And not only are his bullets as fast as actual bullets, but he can control exactly where they go mid-flight. And he has Bottomless Magazines since the bullets are part of the Stand. And yet in spite of all these advantages, he can't land a shot on anything.
  • Villain Decay: BIG TIME. Initially shown to be a big enough threat to put Avdol out of commission for a long time, in his next appearance he's humiliated by the next villain and forced into an Enemy Mine situation with Polnareff, and finally, he's reduced to an even bigger Butt-Monkey than Polnareff when partnered with Boingo of all people.
  • Villainous Friendship:
    • Establishes one with Boingo in Heritage For The Future, which doubles as an Intergenerational Friendship.
    • A downplayed example with J. Geil; the two seem fairly chummy when they're first seen together, but it's clear they're only allies of convenience, and Hol Horse doesn't seem upset about Geil's death at all. This gets exploited later on when he pretends that he and J. Geil were BFFs to comfort a grieving Enya. She sees right through Hol Horse's lies immediately, claiming that he couldn't have been that close if he was willing to leave J. Geil to die.
  • Walking the Earth: It's implied a lot that Hol Horse is a wanderer, with no set place of residence. As he himself states in the OVA when he meets one of his girlfriends before he sets off to kill Polnareff:
    Hol Horse: Hey, I'm just a drifter, I got no home. I live this ol' life day-to-day, and in the end, I'm destined to die on the street. Listen to me... you come from one of them aristocratic families, you shouldn't be thinkin' about marrying an old cowboy like me. Even though we love each other so very, very much, ya see?
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: In fitting with his nature as The Casanova, Hol Horse lives by this rule, and makes it clear to Boingo that he respects all women, and that he'd never attack one. That being said, he does make two exceptions: the first was when he attempted to shoot Enya Geil out of self-defense when she tried to kill him, and the second was to follow the future told by Boingo's stand, Thoth, which resulted in him saving a woman from being stung by a deadly scorpion.

    J. Geil (dub: Centerfold) 

J. Geil (Stand: Hanged Man)

Voiced by: Takuya Kirimoto (TV anime), Fumihiko Tachiki (All-Star Battle), Shigeru Chiba (CD drama), Mugihito (OVA), Yoshito Yasuhara (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), David Arendash (OVA), Tom Fahn (TV anime) (English)

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Hanged Man 

A mercenary of DIO as well as Enya's son. He is the one who killed Polnareff's sister and is later partnered with Hol Horse. He is named after The J. Geils Band.

His Stand, Hanged Man, can travel between the reflections in objects, and can temporarily manifest onto a victim to attack — typically via stabbing them with retractable wrist-mounted knives — before vanishing. Its true form is a small spark of light that has to physically jump from reflection to reflection.


  • Adaptational Ugliness: Although J.Geil was always hideous, he somehow manages to look even worse in the OVA. There, his Monochromatic Eyes are yellow and bloodshot, his teeth are horribly deformed and rotten, his face is very gaunt and rat-like and he gets several disgustingly detailed close-ups of his mouth; in particular, drooling and licking his lips over recounting the torture, rape and murder of the teenage Cherie to Polnareff.
  • Ambiguously Human: His glazed white eyes, horrible deformities and two right hands beg the question of whether or not J Geil is even human. Though, it's likely just a result of birth defects.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Polnareff, being the one who defiled and murdered his teenage sister Cherie.
  • Assist Character: Hanged Man is one to Hol Horse in multiple video game adaptations; often popping up to either slow Hol's opponent down (or trap them in one area while he attacks them) or to stab them as part of one of the gunslinger's Supers. It also makes a notable appearance in one of Hol Horse's win poses in Heritage For The Future; where he shoots a bullet hole through the screen which Hanged Man crawls up close to, so it can laugh cruelly at and give a Death Glare to the player.
  • Ax-Crazy: With his raging bloodlust and entire laundry list of crimes (including being a Serial Killer and rapist with a love for Cold-Blooded Torture) which he shows nothing but pride over, J.Geil is easily one of DIO's most violently deranged followers.
  • Back Stab: Hanged Man does this to Avdol while he's distracted by trying to burn away one of Hol Horse's homing bullets; manifesting out of a puddle and stabbing him in the back, which exposes the fortune teller to being headshotted afterward. This ultimately backfires, though, in that being stabbed by Hanged Man allowed Avdol's head to point upward right at the point Hol Horse's bullet hit, causing it to miss his brain and become a non-lethal injury that only renders him comatose.
  • Bald of Evil: 100% bald, 100% evil.
  • Barbarian Longhair: A flashback reveals he had rather long hair, and as a Psychopathic Manchild Serial Killer, he's definitely earned the title of "barbarian."
  • Batman Gambit: His plan to kill Polnareff hinges on manipulating his anger and desire for revenge, tricking him into making mistakes and ultimately killing him after rubbing it in completely that he failed.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Hanged Man has a pair of long retractable knives on its arms — one for each wrist — for weapons, and most often uses them to stab opponents after it's grabbed hold of them.
  • British Teeth: In the OVA, J.Geil has particularly disgusting and deformed teeth as well as a more narrow and bony jawline; which gives him a distinct, fittingly rat-like appearance. His teeth are only slightly less deformed in the anime, but still count.
  • Creepy High-Pitched Voice: In the anime, he's given a disturbingly high-pitched, raspy voice to add to his Psychopathic Manchild image. The English dub takes it a bit further by making his voice outright Joker-esque.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: If getting his body split in half wasn't bad enough, he then proceeds to get turned into a Human Pincushion by Polnareff, gets stabbed through the mouth, thrown into the air, and finally impaled on a gate, headfirst.
  • Dirty Coward: Immediately begs for his life after spending the fight mocking Polnareff for the deaths of his sister and Avdol. Remarkably, he's even more of one in the OVA; where, after also doing the above, he immediately begins crying, crawling away, and telling Polnareff that "he'll do anything" to be spared. Prior to slaughtering him, the Frenchman immediately and disgustedly points out that Cherie must have told him the same thing before he killed her, but he still did it anyway.
  • Disney Villain Death: Downplayed example in the OVA. Hanged Man being slashed by Silver Chariot badly injures J.Geil and causes him to accidentally stumble off the rooftop of a tall building he was hiding on to attack Polnareff and Kakyoin; crippling him upon hitting the ground. While he survives that, it doesn't take long for the duo to track him down and give him his brutal, well-deserved end.
  • Dub Name Change: Copyright issues made his original name unusable in the dub.
    • The OVA and Heritage for the Future change his name to J. Gale.
    • The 2010s anime renames him Centerfold, a reference to the song of the same name by The J. Geil's Band. While the original Japanese sub and fansubs keeps it intact, the official English subtitles try to maintain continuity by calling him "Centerfold" despite the fact that the Japanese audio clearly has his name spoken as "J. Geil".
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: Despite being one of the most vile individuals in the franchise — arguably tied with Angelo from Part 4, Diavolo and Cioccolata from Part 5, and Heaven Ascension DIO from Eyes of Heaven — his mother Enya loved him enough to become totally distraught over his death and go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge as a result. He never talks about his mother however, so it's unclear if the feeling was mutual.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Definitely ugly with no kindness whatsoever.
  • Empty Eyes: His eyes are usually seen as nothing but pure whites, accentuating his inhuman characteristics. The irises only appear when he's freaked out.
  • Evil Gloating: Fond of this, especially telling how he murdered Polnareff's sister.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Hanged Man speaks with a very deep, demonically-distorted voice in its Heritage For The Future appearances, notably when it shows up to stab the opponent in one of Hol Horse's Supers.
  • Explaining Your Powers to the Enemy: Subverted. J. Geil lies about how his powers work. He claims his Stand inhabits a "mirror world", but it actually just stays on a single reflective surface at a time.
  • Gonk: And unlike most other examples, in a genuinely unnerving fashion. After all, his appearance is based on horror movie actor Michael Berryman.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: A flashback revealed that he had a full head of long hair in his youth.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: The ultimate fate of Hanged Man. After being forced to go to the shiny surface of a coin Kakyoin drew a crowd's attention to and flipped high into the air, Silver Chariot intercepts it on the way and bisects it vertically; destroying it and leaving J.Geil himself crippled and helpless.
  • Hate Sink: He's one of the least sympathetic characters in the entire series, being just a Smug Snake and a Serial Killer and rapist of teenaged girls; which makes it all the more satisfying when Polnareff hunts him down and gives him a fittingly brutal death.
  • Human Pincushion: Turned into one and said word for word by Polnareff — who didn't trust the denizens of hell to do it for him — being turned to Swiss Cheese by Silver Chariot before being hurled into the air (either by Silver Chariot flicking its sword upward through his mouth in the anime/manga, or being punched through Silver Chariot by Polnareff himself in the OVA) and being impaled upside-down on a gate (being tangled in barbed wire as well in the OVA) and slowly bleeding out.
  • Human Shield: Is pretty fond of manifesting his Stand inside people's eyes, forcing the heroes to either let themselves get killed or put out an innocent bystander's eyes. Fortunately, the heroes are able to Take a Third Option each time, always involving kicking sand into people's eyes instead.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: In the OVA, when he's crippled by having Hanged Man destroyed and from falling from a high rooftop he was hiding on, he immediately starts sobbing, begging for his life and trying to crawl away when Polnareff and Kakyoin confront him; fittingly enough, the exact state he loved seeing his own victims in.
  • In the Back: His favored assassination method, sending Hanged Man to grab opponents from behind before stabbing them in the back with its retractable daggers.
  • I Was Quite the Looker: A flashback reveals that, in his youth, J. Geil was quite handsome and muscular; now he's completely bald, is hardly seen standing up, and his former looks have vanished in favour of being dumpy and ugly.
  • Jerkass: Certainly the most sadistic of DIO's men, and with his murderous lust for underage girls and disgusting levels of arrogance and cowardice, among the most loathsome.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Unlike previous villains like Rubber Soul who are Laughably Evil, J. Geil's is a horrible shitbag of a human being and everything about him is played seriously, on top of him being rather smart for a Smug Snake. He's so vile, that even the Abridged Series plays him completely straight.
  • Knife Nut: The Hanged Man is armed with retractable wrist daggers, while J. Geil himself keeps a dagger on his person as his own Weapon of Choice.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In either the manga or OVA, he's either stabbed multiple times or punched so hard that he lands on spikes that impale him, both times by Polnareff. The last time we see him, his corpse is hanging upside down and left to bleed out. In Tarot symbolism, the Hanged Man is usually upside down as well. Fittingly, the anime shows his Lucky Land-style card like so.
  • Light Is Not Good: Hanged Man behaves like light, able to bounce instantly from one reflective surface to another. J. Geil, on the other hand, is probably the most monstrous of DIO's henchman.
  • Looks Like Orlok: J. Geil has a number of Orlockian traits, such as a bald head, hunched posture, pointed ears, and sharp fingernails. The OVA gives him an even more Orlock-inspired design by adding a sickly gray complexion, rat-like incisors, and a narrow, bony jawline.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: He loves hearing his victims sob and beg for their lives, and he's raped and murdered quite a few women in order to experience it, including Polnareff's sister, which he gloats about.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Likes to hide his Stand in people's orbits — knowing that the heroes wouldn't kill or injure an innocent, as he gleefully rubs in their faces whenever he can.
  • Marionette Motion: Appropriately enough given its name, the Hanged Man jerks and shambles about like a marionette, moving its body and limbs in unnatural ways as it stalks its victims.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname Geil is pronounced like the word guile, fitting the underhanded, backstabbing tactics of Hanged Man.
  • Megaton Punch: Gets taken out this way in the OVA: after being crippled by having Hanged Man fatally slashed in half, falling off a tall building and then being skewered full of holes by Silver Chariot, Polnareff uppercuts J. Geil through his own Stand to send him flying; being impaled head-first through a spiked iron gate and tangled in barbed wire before being left to bleed out slowly.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: He has very tiny pupils, which normally aren't seen; giving him the unnerving appearance of plain white eyes on top of his other ugliness.
  • Mummy: Rather fittingly, the Hanged Man resembles a grave-rotted Mummy.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bears a striking resemblance to horror movie actor Michael Berryman.
  • No Name Given: We never do find out what the "J" stands for in his name. It's "John" for the real-life J. Geils, so it may or may not be that.
  • Non-Indicative Name: In the English dub; you wouldn't expect a monstrously ugly and evil guy like him to have a name like "Centerfold," would you?
  • Obviously Evil: When fully revealed outside of the all-over disguise he wears around Hol Horse, that is. After all, his appearance is based on famous horror villain actor, Michael Berryman.
  • Pædo Hunt: It's heavily implied that the teenage girls he raped and murdered were underage.
  • Pointed Ears: To add to his list of borderline-inhuman appearance deficits, his ears are slightly pointed at the top.
  • Primal Stance: Adding to his inhuman appearance, he's constantly hunched over like a feral beast about to pounce on unsuspecting prey.
  • Pure Is Not Good: His mother describes him as pure. She's either completely oblivious or J. Geil embodies a particularly extreme variant of this trope.
  • Psycho for Hire: Even in comparison to DIO's other underlings.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He's a Serial Killer with the mentality of a Spoiled Brat, who acts like a bully during the fight. It is even stated his behavior when he's cornered is not so different from his teenage victims.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He raped Polnareff's sister before killing her (and almost killed one of her friends in the process, succeeding in the OVA), and she is just one of his many victims.
  • Red Right Hand: In his case, a left hand shaped like a right hand; likely a birth defect. Before Polnareff learns his name, he uses that as the predominant clue to hunting down his sister's killer.
  • Reflective Eyes: Takes advantage of this - the human cornea reflects light, which allows him to hide in it. At several points, Polnareff and Kakyoin look into someone's eyes and see the Hanged Man in there.
  • Sadist: Makes it very clear that he enjoys women screaming and inflicting guilt onto their loved ones.
  • Serial Killer: Noted to be a serial killer, just made worse after meeting DIO.
  • Serial Rapist: He's raped and murdered countless innocent people in his time.
  • Smug Snake: He's a particularly monstrous excuse for a person who acts high and mighty when he has the advantage, and even gloats about his laundry list of misdeeds to the heroes. The minute he loses the upper hand however, he pathetically begs for mercy and tries to flee.
  • Tarot Motifs: Possess a few traits of the Hanged Man. In a twisted sense, his teamwork with Hol Horse represents putting others first and waiting for a better opportunity, as he would wait for Hol Horse to set him up before attacking. When reversed, the Hanged Man can represent the inability to change, which goes to show that J. Geil is just as depraved as he was when he murdered Polnareff's sister. Finally, the card depicts a man hanging upside-down by his leg, and he dies in a similar fashion when Polnareff finally catches up to him and sends the bastard off to Hell.
  • Tongue Trauma: Polnareff's finishing blow has Silver Chariot's rapier pierce through J. Geil's tongue, which he then swings upward to rip through it and hurl him into the air.
  • Villains Want Mercy: After the Hanged Man is defeated by Silver Chariot, J. Geil begs Polnareff to spare his life. Considering up to this point that Geil is a remorseless pedophile and Serial Killer who raped and murdered Polnareff's sister and spent most of the fight taunting him with this fact, Polnareff isn't in a very forgiving mood.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: In the English version of All-Star Battle and the anime, he's called Centerfold. Actually pretty clever, since that's the most popular song of the J. Geils Band.
  • Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: Whenever he puts Polnareff in a bind when he and Kakyoin are chasing him, J.Geil fondly and proudly recounts raping and murdering his teenage sister and near-fatally wounding her friend; both for the purpose of getting his pursuer angry enough to make costly mistakes, and firmly establishing himself as one evil son of a bitch.
  • You Killed My Father: Polnareff's main beef with him, not helped by what he did before that.

    Nena 

Nena (Stand: Empress)

Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino (TV anime), Megumi Toyoguchi (OVA), Junko Takeuchi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Unknown (OVA), Dorothy Elias Fahn (TV Anime) (English)

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Empress 
Her true form 

An assassin of DIO that poses as a woman attempting to flirt with the Joestar company. She is named after Nena.

Her Stand, Empress, manifests itself as a living growth on a person's body, manipulating and controlling their every move and growing stronger over time.


  • Bag of Holding: Somehow is able to grab a hold of food off the street while still in a growth form and being hidden by a jacket while Joseph's running at full speed. And not just small food but a head of lettuce and a chicken.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seduces Polnareff (which isn't that hard), preventing him from helping Joseph.
  • Bloody Murder: In order for Empress to work she has to infect her target with her blood.
  • Body Horror: Empress essentially subsumes whomever it parasitizes. It starts off looking like a scab, but as it eats, it gets more and more humanoid, and more resolute to eat its host. Ultimately, it's revealed that the real Nena isn't the Indian woman the heroes met, but a short fat white woman who was wearing that Indian woman's skin as a disguise. It gets worse when you consider that this is probably the ultimate fate of Empress's victims.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Empress eats its victims from the inside out.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the OVA, she's just a Satellite Love Interest for Hol Horse to take advantage of and not a Stand User.
  • Gonk: Her real form is an ugly, overweight, short woman hiding in whatever body she is in at the time.
  • Manipulative Bitch: It helps that the heroes see her as nothing more than a normal woman seduced by Hol Horse.
  • Shout-Out: Her ability is very similar to the "Face Sore" story in the early Black Jack manga.
  • Taken for Granite: Joseph finds a barrel of coal tar and dunks her Stand into it. He manages to hold out long enough for it to take hold and harden. Allowing him to wrap him her with Hermit Purple and squeeze her to death.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Empress is a symbol of beauty, nurturing and giving birth/parenthood. The Stand user's initial appearance is that of a beautiful young woman, and the Stand itself is, ironically, a parasite, which mocks Joseph referring to him as its "father".
  • Underestimating Badassery: Wrongly assumed Joseph was nothing more than a senile old man with a weak Stand. She meets her demise when he outsmarts her.

    ZZ (dub: Zii Zii) 

ZZ (Stand: Wheel of Fortune)

Voiced by: Masami Iwasaki (TV anime) (Japanese), David Vincent (TV Anime) (English)

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This is Wheel of Fortune, click to see ZZ 

An assassin of DIO who ambushes the Joestars while they are driving in a car. He is named after ZZ Top.

His Stand, Wheel of Fortune, takes the shape of a car that he can control.


  • The Alleged Car: Double subverted; Wheel of Fortune first appears as a slow, dirty clunker that causes our heroes some annoyance on the road. Then it turns into a deadly Cool Car when it's revealed to be an enemy stand; then, after ZZ is defeated and his stand fades away, the car that it was possessing turns out to be a barely-operable scrapheap.
  • All There in the Manual: His name comes from supplementary materials; his name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Boisterous Weakling: He likes to taunt our heroes when he's safely hunkered inside his Cool Car, but once his stand is defeated, he's completely defenseless.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In the manga and original Japanese dub of the anime, when he thinks he's slain Jotaro, he points his finger at the reader and declares "I win! This is the end of Part 3 of JoJo!" Of course, it's followed by a not-so-dead Jotaro replying "Oh yeah? Then who's gonna be the new main character? You better not say you." The English Dub averts it.
    ZZ Your valiant hero finally bit the dust!
    Jotaro: Is that so? And who exactly would replace me, Jotaro Kujo? Let me guess, you thought it'd be you, you roadhog.
  • Butt-Monkey: After losing to Jotaro and company, they leave him stranded out in the canyons tied to a rock and muzzled, and put up a sign saying he is a monk and this is part of his training and not to disturb him. They also take his car to replace the vehicle ZZ totaled.
  • Car Fu: His Stand lets him perform unusual feats with his car, such as driving on walls, shapeshifting, and shooting bullets of gasoline.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: After being defeated, he is tied up to a rock and gagged, and the heroes put a sign which reads: I am training, please do not disturb me. It's a Brick Joke to the eccentric people training in painful positions and with painful objects that the Crusaders see around the road just before he attacks.
  • Cool Car: Played straight then subverted. Wheel of Fortune starts at as a badass car then after ZZ's defeat his car is revealed to be a piece of crap.
  • Dub Name Change: Often written as Zii Zii.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: He has a very coarse voice.
  • Feet of Clay: The second type: the heroes just see his muscular arms at first, but it turns out the whole rest of him is scrawny, and he's a total coward once his Stand is defeated.
  • Geek Physiques: Because ZZ spends the entire fight safely hunkered inside his Stand, our heroes only see his muscular arms... but after he's forced to exit the car, the Joestar group are amused to find out that ZZ's arms are the only physically fit part of his body, as he's quite scrawny and with a noticeable pot-belly.
  • Gonk: With his unusual hairstyle, scrawny body, and disproportionately beefy arms, he's quite an odd-looking fellow.
  • No Name Given: His name comes from supplementary materials and isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • One-Winged Angel: He is able to transform his Stand into a more... menacing form.
  • Only in It for the Money: Admits this after he is defeated.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The whole fight is basically an extended reference to "Killer Car" movies. It's power to repair itself is right from Christine, and several moments in the arc are lifted wholesale from Duel . Wheel of Fortune's normal sedan form is also reminiscent of the more obscure killer car film The Car.
    • Wheel of Fortune resembles the car on the cover of the ZZ Top album "Eliminator" further alluding to his namesake.
  • This Was His True Form: After ZZ's defeat Wheel of Fortune leaves his car, revealing it to be an old clunker.

    Enya (dub: Enyaba) 

Enya Geil(Stand: Justice)

Voiced by: Reiko Suzuki (TV anime), Katsue Miwa (All-Star Battle), Rika Fukami (OVA), Sanae Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Kathy Garver (OVA), Barbara Goodson (TV Anime) (English)

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Justice 
Can you punch the fog with your fist? Or cut the fog with a sword, or shoot it with a gun?! I don't think so! Absolutely futile. There's nothing you can do but accept your fate!

The elderly mother of J. Geil, and one of DIO's most loyal followers. She is named after Enya.

Her Stand, Justice, can possess dead bodies by inhabiting them with a strange mist-like substance — essentially turning them into zombies — and can also control living victims by entering through any wounds they have recently sustained.


  • Alas, Poor Villain: Her death at the hands of Steely Dan was horrifyingly gruesome and pitiful. Even Polnareff thought that she didn't deserve to die in such a manner.
  • Avenging the Villain: Tries to take vengeance for her son J. Geil's death.
  • Badass Boast: "Justice will triumph!".
  • Call-Back: Her zombie town is eerily similar to Dio Brando's shenanigans in Windknights Lot back from Phantom Blood.
  • Composite Character: In the OVA, she's blended with Nena.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: She's eaten alive from the inside out by DIO's flesh buds.
  • Doting Parent: To J. Geil, though she tends to forget how monstrous a person he truly is, but we might know who he gets it from.
  • The Dragon: DIO's original one. Then he decides to upsize to Hero Killers.
  • Dub Name Change: An odd version. In the original Japanese, characters refer to her as "Enya-Ba", with "ba" being a Japanese suffix that refers to an older woman; thus, they're essentially calling her "Granny Enya". Both Viz and Crunchyroll integrated the "ba" into her name, making it "Enyaba". Additionally, Viz gave her her son's surname Geil, while Crunchyroll didn't because they had to change his name too.
  • Et Tu, Brute?:
    • She's been nothing but loyal to DIO, so she feels betrayed when he decides she's outlived her usefulness.
    • She also feels that Hol Horse betrayed her and J. Geil by leaving Geil to die at the hands of the heroes.
  • Evil Genius: Enya's a calculating and clever old witch and in the context of DIO's criminal organization as a whole she worked behind the scenes as one of the key administrators behind several of his schemes. She was the one who had the deep understanding of Stands that got DIO invested in them and helped him to better understand them. She organized the seven man strong attack on the Crusaders after Polnareff joined them. It was Enya who distributed the Stand Arrows to their agents, like Yoshihiro, so they could continue DIO's plans.
  • Evil Old Folks: Can you believe that it's possible to see a resemblance between her and her son because of this?
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: She speaks with a stereotypically hag-like croak.
  • Faux Affably Evil: With the exception of DIO and her son, her good cheer and politeness is merely a ruse to lure her victims closer into where she has an advantage over them. By the time Polnareff — J. Geil's killer — gives her a shoulder massage while asking if she has any children and jokingly asking if he could be her adopted grandson afterwards, it's clear she's only barely holding back an Unstoppable Rage.
  • Gypsy Curse: She fits the character type associated with this trope suspiciously well; she's a fierce, dark-skinned old lady with a penchance for witchcraft, murder and scamming people. Also worth noting is that she makes a cameo early in Part 7 as a fortune teller.
  • He Knows Too Much: This is why DIO has Steely Dan execute her. Despite her loyalty, they don't trust even her to not reveal the nature of The World.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Why yes, Enya, your son is definitely someone worth avenging! Those guys who killed him can't be that tough.
  • I Never Told You My Name: What gave her away to Jotaro was when she knew Joseph's last name even though they never mentioned their names to her, indicating that she already knew who they were and was expecting them. His suspicions were later confirmed when she called Jotaro by name as well. She tries to make an excuse by reading from the guest book, only for Jotaro to reveal that the whole gang wrote under fake names.
  • In the Blood: The most likely explanation to why she would avenge her son when he was a twisted murderer. She's pretty sinister herself and worships someone like DIO, after all.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: A younger version of her shows up in the OVA prequel and indeed she was much easier on the eyes. See for yourself. However, it could simply be a form that she adopted considering that her OVA incarnation is a Composite Character of herself and Nena.
  • Large Ham: She likes to talk about the power of her Stand, that's for sure.
  • Leave Him to Me: In the OVA, she rescues Hol Horse from Polnareff in her Nena disguise, but purely so she can get him herself for watching J. Geil be killed and then abandoning him. While Enya doesn't succeed in killing him, she does render Hol comatose by forcing him to shoot himself with Emperor.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: A photograph of her in Part 4 shows her carrying the Bow and Stand Arrow. The Bow is a normal-sized recurve bow. It's as tall as she is.
  • Moral Myopia: Hates that Polnareff killed her son,.. who killed and raped his sister AND was a psychotic, evil serial killer.
  • The Necromancer: Enya can have Justce infect corpses with its fog allowing her to raise them as zombies.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Justice is made of fog so its impossible to hurt even with other Stands. Jotaro gets around this usually broken ability by having Star Platinum inhale Justice causing Enya to suffocate.
  • Never Mess with Granny: Keeps up with Silver Chariot armed with only a pair of scissors, and surprises Jotaro with how fast she can run, despite her advanced age.
  • People Puppets: Justice can possess people through their wounds.
  • The Philosopher: She can keep up with DIO's philosophizing.
  • Precision F-Strike: In the OVA, she has such a moment.
    (Young) Enya: Goddamn it, I'll fucking kill you (all).
  • Psycho Supporter: To DIO, but the feeling's not shared.
  • Red Right Hand: Much like J Geil, Enya and her stand have two right hands.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Nena and ZZ fail to bring down Polnareff & Co., she decides she has to avenge her son herself. Reaches Revenge Before Reason levels, because she would have had much better chances if she had left the hotel and just sent her army of the dead to take them out.
  • Shear Menace: She's a pretty good fencer with those scissors.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She is the reason DIO managed to awake his Stand, The World, thanks to her buying the Stand Arrows from an Italian mafia boss (As revealed in Vento Aureo), and it's heavily implied that much of DIO's knowledge of the Stand phenomenon come from her teachings, meaning that if it wasn't for Enya, DIO and none of the Joestars would have awakened their Stands, DIO wouldn't known about "heaven", meaning that she is the main reason for the Downer Ending of Stone Ocean. Which is pretty impressive, as she was only a Climax Boss.
  • Skull for a Head: Part of Justice's appearance is a giant, fanged skull floating in the mist.
  • Tarot Motifs: Justice, of which Enya has a very strong yet twisted sense, as shown in how much she believes in the "righteousness" of DIO's cause and how badly she wants to avenge her son. Justice also deals with seeking the truth, which her Stand conceals using a dense fog.
  • Underestimating Badassery: She wrote off the Crusaders as "trash". To say that this was a mistake is a major understatement.
  • Undying Loyalty: Completely loyal to DIO, to the point where she refuses to disclose any info about DIO's Stand to Jotaro and the gang even when she finds out that she's just as expendable to DIO as any of the other Stand users and he has her killed to protect his secret.
  • Wicked Witch: Has several elements of this.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: DIO disposes of her the moment she stops being useful to him.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: She controls a localized zombie army through Justice.

    Steely Dan (dub: Dan of Steel) 

Steely Dan (Stand: Lovers)

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio (TV anime), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Grant George (TV anime) (English)

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Click here to see Lovers 

A mercenary hired by DIO to kill Enya in case she told anything about his secrets and holds Joseph hostage. He is named after Steely Dan. He also sells overpriced kebabs to foreigners.

His Stand, Lovers, allows him to enter a person's body and stimulate their pain receptors until they die, forcing Jotaro to bend to his will.


  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: When Lovers is defeated in Joseph's brain, he frantically begs Jotaro for mercy and even licks his shoe. However, this is a ploy to keep him distracted from his Stand returning to invade Jotaro's head next. When this fails, he genuinely begs for his life and Jotaro is willing to let him go with a few broken bones. Dan wastes no time trying to exploit this and, when it fails, he begs Jotaro for his life again. It doesn't work again.
  • Bishōnen: It fits his arcana, though he's far more unpleasant than he looks.
  • The Bully: He's basically a schoolyard bully all grown up, and the majority of his screentime is spent abusing and humiliating Jotaro in the pettiest ways he can think of while rubbing his face in his inability to fight back.
  • Con Artist: First appears disguised as a doner kebab salesman and hustles Joseph out of his money after letting Joseph think he's got the upper hand at haggling. Jotaro didn't recover his grandfather's money or the money Steely Dan took from him after beating him up, ironically.
  • Dirty Coward: Since his Stand allows him to have the other person suffer more than him, he abuses the fact that he's untouchable, only to pathetically cower and beg for his life once that's no longer an option.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • To Rubber Soul in the 2005 VIZ release of the manga. A Dub Induced Plothole and a nonsense aversion of One Steve Limit is avoided only by the fact that the name of Yellow Temperance's User is never actually uttered or printed in either version of the manga. It's only in supplementary material and the video games.
    • The English release of Heritage for the Future changed it to S-Terry Dan.
    • Following Crunchyroll's subtitles, the dub for the anime adaptation and the new Western JoJonium translations names him "Dan of Steel".
  • Dub Text: The Japanese dub has Steely Dan scream as Jotaro knocks him through a brick wall after beating him with Star Platinum. The English dub has "Dan of Steel" only scream comparatively quietly until his head smashes through the wall; implying that Jotaro killed him or at least knocked him comatose upon impact.
  • Evil Eyebrows: He has thin eyebrows with small gaps shaved into them.
  • Evil Is Petty: He puts Jotaro in a position where he can't harm him without hurting his own grandfather. How he takes advantage of it? By making Jotaro complete ridiculous and small requests, like scratching his back or shining his shoes. He also paid a boy to hit him with a broom to demonstrate how it would cause Joseph extreme pain through the Lovers going berserk in his body and inflicting the same pain several times over... but then the boy got greedy and hit him again without Steely Dan's permission, and Steely Dan knocked him off his feet and he ran away in fear.
  • Facial Horror: Gets stabbed through the cheek with his own knife by Jotaro before his massive beatdown, in response to Dan threatening Jotaro with it only a few moments before.
  • "Fantastic Voyage" Plot: Lovers enters Joseph's body to hold him hostage, and in order to defeat him, Kakyoin and Polnareff have to shrink their Stands down and fight him inside Joseph's head.
  • Gratuitous English: In the Japanese anime dub, after he successfully scams Joseph into paying more than the usual rate for some doner kebabs:
    Steely Dan: (to himself) I usually sell five for 150 yen. (in English) BYEBYYYE, THANKYU NAAAAIR!
  • Hate Sink: There is literally nothing redeeming about him, except the sight of what was coming to him. Practically every second is dedicated to making Steely Dan as loathsome and reprehensible as possible, making his No-Holds-Barred Beatdown at Jotaro's hands all the more satisfying.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Stand is literally the weakest Stand ever, being able to be crushed between two fingers. His Stand's ability, however, is frighteningly effective and crippling, with very few people capable of actually dealing with Lovers once it's gotten into someone's body.
  • Human Shield: The entire modus operandi of The Lovers. When Steely Dan sends it into a victim, any pain he receives in the meantime is multiplied massively and sent to said victim instead: effectively preventing anyone laying a finger on him lest they end up attacking someone else instead.
  • Ironic Name: Despite having the word "Steel" in his name, which would normally imply someone to be particularly tough or brave, Dan has a generally very weak Stand, puts up no fight outside of relying entirely on said Stand, and is undoubtedly one of DIO's most flat-out cowardly henchmen.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Deconstructed. Jotaro was willing to accept Steely Dan's surrender after breaking a few bones. Unfortunately, his patience was already wire-thin, so once Jotaro realizes Dan's just looking for another chance to humiliate him, he calls upon Star Platinum to immobilize him with a massive dose of violence and walks away in peace.
  • Jerkass: Goes out of his way to abuse Jotaro while keeping Joseph hostage with Lovers. He took Jotaro's money and watch, used him as a human bridge, tried to make him lick his shoes until they were shiny enough to reflect the sun, had Jotaro steal a gold bracelet with his Stand and then ratted him out so thugs would come beat on him and he could steal something even better (a necklace), beat up on him several times, and repeatedly let himself be injured to hurt Joseph on purpose. Jotaro actually laughed at the thought of how much payback he was going to inflict the second he could do so.
  • Knife Nut: Besides his Stand, Steely Dan likes to use knives as weapons: threatening to kill Jotaro with one if he tried to attack him while he was using an unaware young girl as a human shield. Naturally, when Hierophant Green traps The Lovers and stops it from doing so, Jotaro takes note and stabs Dan through the cheek with it instead.
    Jotaro (in full Tranquil Fury mode) What's the matter? Didn't you say something about stabbing me? (turns the knife back toward Steely Dan's face, and pierces him through the cheek with it) Like this, right?
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As long as he had the Lovers inside of Joseph, Steely Dan could do whatever he wanted to torment Jotaro without consequence... so Jotaro keeps track of everything Steely Dan does to wrong him so he knows exactly how to pay him back, and repays him in full when Steely Dan has nothing left in the till to stop Jotaro from wailing on him... and Jotaro wails the crap out of him.
  • Me's a Crowd: The Lovers can use dead tissue to make copies of itself.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He receives a very satisfying beating as payback for all the crap he put Jotaro through once his Stand is incapacitated. So much so that three pagesnote  are dedicated to him getting the stuffing beaten out of him by Star Platinum — complete with his body reacting and deforming realistically to each blow — before he's smashed head-first through a brick wall.
  • Non-Indicative Name: You'd think something like the Lovers would be two halves of a Stand, male and female, rather than some kind of parasitic bug that can multiply itself.
  • Only in It for the Money: Like Hol Horse, he claims to be simply a hired assassin. When Jotaro finally gets the upper hand on him, he even states that since DIO paid him up front, there's no real reason for him to try and kill them and that he'll happily hand it over.
    Steely Dan: D-DIO paid me to cause this madness... you can have it all!
    Jotaro: (completely unimpressed) Good grief. This should be blatantly obvious, but you really are a piece of work.
  • Orifice Invasion: The Lovers enters its victim's body through their ears, so it can easily access their brain.
  • Stealth Pun: The Lovers is a Stand that resembles an insect. In other words, it's a love bug.
  • Stupid Evil: His Stand is weak but extremely useful... but rather than use it to kill his opponents quickly, Dan prefers to bully and humiliate them for his own amusement, secure in the knowledge that they won't dare to retaliate. When Jotaro is able to fight him back — after Kakyoin uses Hierophant Green to immobilize The Lovers and stop it from attacking a nearby girl Dan was attempting to take hostage — Dan immediately reveals himself to be a pathetic, sniveling coward.
  • Supreme Chef: Steely Dan runs a doner kebab stand while he waits to intercept Jotaro and the others. In the anime, the narrator explains to us what a doner kebab is as the camera slowly, lovingly pans up a steaming, glistening slab of meat loaded into the rotisserie.
  • Synchronization: Lovers attaches itself to its victim and transfers and multiplies any damage done to Steely Dan to the other person, making it impossible to hurt him while it's in effect. This also works against Dan, as when his Stand is immobilized by Hierophant Green, so is he.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Lovers card stands for making connections with someone or something. The Stand connects Steely Dan to his victims so they can feel the pain he inflicts on himself.
  • Tempting Fate: Jotaro was willing to let him walk away (if he could) with a broken arm and leg, warning him if he ever showed his face before him and company again, Jotaro would punch him one thousand times. Steely Dan made the exact same mistake Rubber Soul did and pretended to cow out and give up, only to try to get a cheap shot in... and receives the full brunt of Jotaro's wrath and Star Platinum's fists.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Jotaro unloads his anger on Steely Dan by having Star Platinum beat his daylights out for a good twenty seconds, in place and over his entire body, before granting Dan sweet release by throwing him into a building and writing a receipt to finish the transaction. Dan was conscious enough to scream at the end and his fate was never revealed, but given how his regular human body reacted very realistically to every punch, that beatdown was more than enough to kill him and definitely more than enough to injure him. He also said that if Steely Dan crossed him again, he'd receive 1,000 punches. So we know that Steely Dan took at least 1,000 punches that had to have left him totally squashed up inside.
  • Uncertain Doom: It's unclear if the vicious beating he received from Star Platinum actually killed him or merely broke every bone in his body. Needless to say either way though, he clearly isn't getting up from it any time soon.
  • Unexpected Shmup Level: Forms the basis of an infamously-difficult one ("Dreadful Lover") in the Super Story Mode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future: where Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot must shrink down and enter Joseph's body to battle The Lovers, which has taken refuge inside his brain and sends multiple versions of itself after the two Stands to try and fight them off.
  • Villains Want Mercy: After physically abusing Jotaro while holding Joseph hostage with his Stand, then later attempted to take a little girl hostage, Steely Dan begs for mercy from Jotaro once his Stand had been immobilized by Hierophant Green. He even tried to bribe Jotaro to let him go. Jotaro doesn't, as his debt owed to him can't be paid back with money and proceeds to pummel him savagely with Star Platinum.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Dan claims that his Stand is the weakest one, but even if other Stand users manage to directly fight it, Lovers is still very tricky and can put up a good fight.
  • Womb Level: Due to how The Lovers has to physically get inside its victim (often getting in through the ears) to use its abilities, fighting it has to involve following it in afterward with a Stand, as seen with Joseph and the young girl Steely Dan tries to take hostage when Jotaro confronts him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Hits a young boy, and tries to take a young girl hostage after his defeat. Kakyoin, however, has tied the end of Hierophant Green to the Lovers and stops him from putting his Stand inside her to wreak havoc.
  • You Monster!: Jotaro calls him "The biggest scum in history"note  when about to beat him down, and Dan has absolutely no redeeming features to his name.
  • Zerg Rush: Dan seems to realize that Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot outmatch the Lovers in strength and speed, so he has the Lovers make near-infinite copies of itself to overwhelm the heroic stands with sheer numbers. It doesn't work since Hierophant Green deduces which of the Lovers is the real one and take it out.

    Arabia Fats 

Arabia Fats (Stand: Sun)

Voiced by: Manabu Sakamaki (TV anime), Wataru Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)

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This is The Sun, click here to see Arabia Fats 

An assassin of DIO who attacks the Joestars while in the desert. He is named after Fats Domino.

His Stand, the Sun, is a replica of the sun that exposes victims to intense desert heat 24/7.


  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In spite of the sheer power exhibited by The Sun, Jotaro takes him down with a solitary rock. Admittedly, it was thrown by Star Platinum, but still...Lampshaded too, as Joseph laments that they didn't get to know his name and there was nothing left to do early on, as most Stand users take longer to defeat.
  • Enemy Eats Your Lunch: After Arabia's defeat, Jotaro takes water from his KOed body, which is justifiable given that they're halfway through a desert and some if not all of their water has gotten evaporated during the fight. On the other hand, Polnareff probably didn't need to nab the soft drink left in his vehicle.
  • Energy Weapons: If the extremely high heat wasn't enough, it has the ability to fire lasers, making it one of the strongest offensive Stands in Part 3.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Sun plays the part of a second sun, the whole idea being to warm Arabia Fats's victims unto death by hyperthermia. Of course, the actual sun can't shoot lasers.
  • Fat Bastard: He even allows people to call him Fats, which shows even he knows he's overweight.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The Sun Stand disguises itself by pretending to be the real Sun floating above the Crusaders. He himself was hidden behind a vehicle with a mirror on it to keep himself camouflaged. This wound up backfiring however when the heroes noticed part of the scenery looked off and eventually pieced together where he was.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He manages to hide himself pretty well behind his mirror, until the Joestars notice that the shadow from a rock he's reflecting looks off, which leads to his downfall.
  • Glass Cannon: The Sun is ridiculously powerful, with its intense heat and its laser attack. Arabia, on the other hand, isn't, and his Stand doesn't give him any way to protect himself from attacks.
  • Living Prop: If you know the first thing about his canon personality, then congratulations, you're probably Araki himself.
  • No Name Given: His name comes from supplementary materials and isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Power of the Sun: His Stand generates a second sun hot enough to melt scorpions.
  • Puzzle Boss: His Stand is very strong, but it's also unable to adapt to his opponents. Once the gang catches on to his strategy, it's game over for Arabia.
  • Tarot Motifs: Averted, the Sun card is typically about optimism and splendor; but his powers are more reflective of an actual sun, while his characterization doesn't exist.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Has either a Macedonian flag or a Japanese imperial flag on his shirt. Ironic, given his name.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Arabia Fats doesn't die, but The Sun Stand might as well be the character, as opposed to Fats himself.

    Mannish Boy 

Mannish Boy (Stand: Death Thirteen)

Voiced by: Ikue Otani (TV Anime), Miki Nagasawa (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Tara Sands (TV anime) (English)

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Death Thirteen 
Lali-Ho! It's romantic, wouldn't you agree? Being able to die in a dream?!
An intelligent infant who attacks the Joestars in their dreams with his dream-invading Stand. He is named after the Muddy Waters song "Mannish Boy".

His Stand, Death Thirteen, can invade and control dreams. Those who die in their dreams, die in the waking world.


  • Ambiguously Human: It's hard to tell if he's even human. He has fangs, gold eyes, uses a diaper pin to impale a scorpion, and even smokesnote  and swears.
  • Amusement Park of Doom: Death Thirteen's hideout in the dream world is an enormous, brightly-coloured amusement park with various rides and roller coasters. It makes sense not only in that it would be ideal for a child's imagination, but also to make the victims doubt they're in any danger until it's too late.
  • Badass Long Robe: Since Death Thirteen is The Grim Reaper in Stand form, it makes perfect sense that he'd wear an enormous, ghostly robe like his inspiration. Interestingly enough, he is eventually shown to not actually have a body beneath it: only arms, a head, and his scythe.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Puts on the façade of being an ordinary baby around the Crusaders when he's with them in the real world, but is actually a murderous sadist with a huge mean streak.
    Death Thirteen: Lali-ho! Tell me, does it hurt being that stupid?!
  • Bonus Boss: Death Thirteen in the Capcom fighting game. To fight him, you must be playing as one of the main characters (Jotaro, Joseph, Kakyoin, Polnareff, Avdol, Iggy, New Kakyoin, Young Joseph), have performed a lot of super finishes, and have not lost a round by the time you get to him.
  • Brainy Baby: Due to his Stand, Mannish Boy has the mind of an evil genius: although he does pretend to be an ordinary baby when others are around, which he uses to mess with Kakyoin's head and make him look insane when he starts to suspect him.
  • Creepy Circus Music: Death Thirteen's theme in Heritage For The Future is this. It's a whimsical yet sinister piece that sounds like it's being played through an old Merry-Go-Round calliope.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Pretends to be a cute baby when he's really a murderous sadist.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Attacking and torturing Kakyoin in his dream while the Main Characters are on a plane causes him to panic, and nearly ended up crashing it and killing all of them. Keep in mind, his Stand is only active in dreams, and he wasn't intending to die with them. Death Thirteen lampshades it afterward while he still has him at his mercy, blaming Kakyoin for being a "restless sleeper".
  • Dream Weaver: Basically the Stand version of Freddy Krueger.
  • Enfant Terrible: An 11-month-old baby who smokes, has fangs, and with a thing for violently killing people in their dreams while eking out the torture as much as possible? Safe to say he's certainly this.
  • Evil Knockoff: In his dream world, Death Thirteen can create and control fake versions of enemy Stands to do his bidding. In the manga and anime, he mostly just uses them to mess with the Crusaders and make them think they have a chance. In his Heritage For The Future boss battle, he can actively send his fake Stands after his opponents: however, they will perish in only a few hits.
  • Expressive Mask: In Heritage For The Future, Death Thirteen's mask can be seen subtly changing its face depending on whether it's attacking (a wider, Slasher Smile-level grin) or being attacked (an angry grimace).
  • Fangs Are Evil: He has vampiric fangs, despite apparently not being a vampire. Don't think for a minute that they are Cute Little Fangs.
  • Fatal Flaw: Pride. If Mannish Boy had Death Thirteen immediately kill the Crusaders as soon as he had them helpless in the dream world instead of flaunting his power in their faces and toying with them, he would have won easily. It's especially noticeable in Kakyoin's case, as he did not have Hierophant Green with him the first two times he got sent to the Dream World, and had all the time in the world to dispatch him.
  • Floating Limbs: Although he initially appears to be one huge being, most of Death Thirteen's size actually comes from his cape. As he reveals after using his Sinister Scythe to cut Hierophant Green off of his back, he actually only consists of a head, shoulders, arms, and the scythe itself.
  • Foul Flower: Death Thirteen's Amusement Park of Doom is populated with lots of living flowers with faces and creepy grins, which giggle gleefully at its victims being stalked and killed by their master.
  • Gaslighting: After Kakyoin starts to get suspicious of him, he messes with Kakyoin's head in order to get the others focused on him instead.
  • Glass Cannon: Death Thirteen is a near-unstoppable Reality Warper in the dream world, where its victims normally have their Stands forcibly taken away from them, and its enormous scythe is naturally capable of inflicting massive damage with a direct hit. However, if you actually can force a Stand into the dream as Kakyoin accidentally did, his durability is actually lacking: to the point where Hierophant Green nearly killed him, and immediately agreed to heal the wounds on its wielder's arm with some persuasion.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: Not many infants have Stands, after all.
  • Giggling Villain: A majority of Death Thirteen's scythe attacks in Heritage for the Future are punctuated by distorted, child-like giggling, which makes sense considering his Stand user is both a young child and an Enfante Terrible murderer who takes joy in what he does. Otherwise, it's his trademark cry of "Lali-Ho!".
  • Grim Reaper: As a Stand representing the Death card, Death Thirteen is modeled on this: being a wraith-like being with a giant scythe who sends sleeping people to their eternal rest. He's a hell of a lot more malicious than most depictions though, being incredibly rude, taking great pleasure in stretching out his victims' pain and humilation as much as he can, and outright describes himself as such in the English dub of the anime:
    Death Thirteen: Oh, for the love of... let me spell it out for you. I'm seeing that you're slow on the uptake, Polnareff! (…) Lali-Ho! Allow me to welcome you to my humble abode. This is a dream... and I'm the Grim Reaper!
  • Karma Houdini: Despite being a sadistic murderer, Kakyoin ultimately refuses to do him any lasting harm due to being a baby, and apart from being fed some of his own poop, he doesn't get any serious punishment for his crimes. That being said, Kakyoin does make it clear as he inflicts it that he only gets one chance, solely due to his age: and that if Mannish Boy tries anything again, he will come back and finish him off regardless.
  • Killer Robot: Death 13 looks very robotic.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: People who suffer Death Thirteen's dream world lose almost all memory of it when they wake up. This makes it a lot more dangerous, because even if someone survives Death Thirteen attacking them in their dreams, they'll probably go back to sleep without figuring out it's endangering their life. Even if they do notice something's off, they're more likely to dismiss the fragments of their dream as a particularly unsettling nightmare, more than anything else. Kakyoin gets around this by carving a message into his arm in the dream, which puts it on his body in the real world. Falling asleep with your Stand active also causes one to retain their memories because it forces their conscious mind into their subconscious where the dream world is located.
  • Logical Weakness: His Stand can only function in a person's dream, so he can't hurt someone when they're awake. It's not a problem when everyone thinks he's a harmless baby, but if someone becomes aware of his Stand while they're awake, he's in trouble.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Death Thirteen, which wears a creepy, perpetually-grinning clown mask. It's inspired by Venetian carnival masks, which makes perfect sense for a Stand that haunts an amusement park-like dream world.
  • Meaningful Name: "Mannish Boy" isn't a bad name for an infant with adult intelligence.
  • Monster Clown: Death Thirteen, a Grim Reaper with a clown mask who stalks an Amusement Park of Doom.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: In terms of a creative Stand, a Killer Robot Monster Clown Grim Reaper Dream Weaver is definitely up there.
  • No Name Given: His name comes from supplementary materials and isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Orifice Invasion: How he is ultimately defeated. Hierophant Green forms tentacles into Death Thirteen's ear, almost forcing him to cut off his head with his own scythe before he ultimately relents and reluctantly lets the Crusaders out of the Dream World after healing the letters carved onto Kakyoin's arm.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Death Thirteen, which wears a clown mask with a giant smiling face. Depending on the angle it's viewed at, it makes for both an effective Psychotic Smirk or outright Slasher Smile.
  • Power Floats: Has no feet, and hovers just off the ground like a ghost.
  • Power Nullifier: Death Thirteen can disturb the spiritual energy of its victims enough that they'll be unable to summon their Stand when inside its dream world. However, if their Stand is summoned before they fall asleep, it'll be in their dreams as well, which Kakyoin uses to defeat him.
  • Psycho for Hire: Seriously, where does DIO find these people?
  • Reality Warper: In the dream world, Death Thirteen is this: capable of manipulating everything and everyone around him with just a thought. Without any Stands brought into the dream to oppose him, he's pretty much unstoppable: even disguising himself as the Crusaders' Stands to make them think they have a chance, up until the real Hierophant Green is revealed to have entered with Kakyoin.
  • Revenge Is a Dish Best Served: In the manga, Death Thirteen tortures Kakyoin by holding his jaw open with the tip of his scythe, dripping eyeballs with spider legs out of the eyeholes in his clown mask that crawl into his mouth. It's turned back on Mannish Boy later: as since he's a baby, he isn't physically punished like other villains. Instead, Kakyoin spikes his baby food with his own stool and feeds it to him.
  • Sadist: Again, where did DIO find this guy?
  • Shout-Out: Death Thirteen's fighting style in Heritage For The Future — which mostly consists of swinging a giant scythe and summoning multiple smaller scythes as projectiles as he floats through the air and spams teleportation repeatedly — brings to mind another physical representation of Death.
  • Sinister Scythe: Being an allegory for the Grim Reaper, Death Thirteen uses an enormous mechanical scythe that's as long as he is tall to kill his opponents. Or the occasional dog.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Death card deals with new beginnings, and the Stand user is only an infant. Additionally, the Death card can mean facing your fears, referring to the Crusaders being trapped in a nightmare world, and seeing the truth in a situation, which is what Kakyoin is desperately trying to get the others to realize.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behaviour: Despite being a 11-month-old baby, he smokes (though not in the anime), swears, and has an Ax-Crazy attitude when dealing with his victims.
  • Unlucky Thirteen: Not only is his Stand a tarot card, but it also has its number restated.
  • Unseen Character: Mannish Boy becomes this in both Heritage For The Future and Eyes of Heaven, due to Death Thirteen appearing as a Bonus Boss in Heritage For The Future and a stage hazard in Eyes of Heaven, whilst he himself does not — likely due to regulations against visibly beating up children. That being said, Mannish Boy himself does make a cameo as Death Thirteen's splash artwork in Heritage's HD remake, and he briefly appears in sprite form in his Super Story Mode chapter in the PSone version of the game.
  • Verbal Tic: "Lali-ho!".
  • Voice of the Legion: In all of its appearances, Death Thirteen's voice has a subtle but noticeable demonic layer behind it, an octave or two lower than the regular voice.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Hierophant Green ends up surviving his attempt at chopping him in half and then forcing its way through his ears into his head, Death Thirteen's previously smug, untouchable demeanour completely falls apart; screaming in abject terror as he blindly flails around with his scythe. Mannish Boy himself later has one when he's force-fed his own shit by an unaware Joseph and the very much aware Kakyoin, breaking down in very loud, howling cries after trying unsuccessfully to avoid it.
  • Villain Teleportation: Death Thirteen demonstrates this power in Heritage For The Future, spinning on the spot as a flat image before reappearing either somewhere else or on the spot. He can't be hit at all during this period, and it's often accompanied by his distorted laughter.
  • The Voiceless: Being a baby, Mannish Boy doesn't quite talk. Good thing Death Thirteen doesn't have this issue, even if it still sounds juvenile. It's worth noting this is also Mannish Boy's thought voice.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Mannish Boy himself has these, emphasising that he's actually surprisingly sneaky and cruel: especially when making Kakyoin look like he's going insane when he starts to suspect him of being behind Death Thirteen attacking the group in their dreams.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: Mannish Boy is just an eleven month-old infant (with fangs), so instead of fighting directly, he attacks people in their dreams. Any injuries his victims sustain in the dream, they sustain in real life: and if they perish there, then they die for real.

    Cameo 

Cameo (Stand: Judgement)

Voiced by: Kinryu Arimoto (TV anime), Ryuzaburo Otomo (All-Star Battle), Wataru Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Stephen Mendel (TV anime) (English)

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This is Judgement, click here to see Cameo's actual appearance 

An assassin of DIO who attempts to lead Polnareff away from the group in order to kill him alone. He is named after Cameo.

Judgement is a robot-like being that has the ability to grant wishes, but with one troubling (and often times fatal) flaw.


  • Ash Face: The result of being roasted by Magician's Red.
  • Asshole Victim: He gets, among other things, burned and pissed on. Since he used Polnareff's feelings for Avdol and his deceased sister to murder him, he deserved everything he got.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Judgement's power is to animate the earth to apparently fulfill a victim's wishes, but it's never what the wisher desired.
  • The Cameo: Oddly enough, he appeared briefly in a flashback shot in Vento Aureo when Polnareff is fatally wounded by Diavolo.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Of the dirt variety, using it to build his golems.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He has a pretty deep voice when talking in Stand form.
  • Eye Scream: Magician's Red wraps a chain of fire around Judgement's neck and feeds the flames into his head blowing out his eyes from the inside.
  • Gratuitous English: HAIL 2 U!
  • Humiliation Conga: A not-dead Avdol and Polnareff resolve to bring "Hell to U!" on Cameo. They inflict a series of punishments to Cameo when they discover him breathing out of a reed snorkel underground. Polnareff throws dirt, ants, a spider, and rocks the tube. Cameo sputters and coughs, but is undeterred. Then Avdol takes it to an uncharacteristic extreme and asks Polnareff to join him in taking a piss together in the tube. Cameo bursts out with a mouthful of whiz and begs for mercy... Avdol's Magician's Red shows him no mercy. It cooks him and he's left with his hair burnt up, clothes torched, and his face looking totally dopey, sputtering like a moron.
  • Jackass Genie: Aside from the whole "granting wishes by just making things out of dirt" thing, which makes the treasure Polnareff wishes for worthless, when he wishes for his sister and Avdol to come back to life, they appear as hostile zombies.
  • Naked on Revival: The Cherie zombie is born without any clothes on. She has scraggly Godiva Hair to hide her lady parts. Given that Avdol was "resurrected" fully dressed, either Cameo has a sick sense of humor or Cherie was murdered naked, as in had her clothes stripped off when J. Geil raped and killed the original.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Judgement creates flesh-eating duplicates of images from a person's heart that are formed out of clay. They are just as durable and destructible as clay, likewise. The Avdol zombie crumbles his fingers trying to slash Polnareff.
  • Red Right Hand: The clay people he creates to appear as zombies all share a deformity on their face surrounding a purely red eye.
  • Reed Snorkel: How he manages to breathe while hiding underground. Unfortunately for him, Polnareff and Avdol use this to humiliate him even further.
  • Shapeshifter Guilt Trip: Of the clones variety; his Cherie and Avdol "zombies" do this. Cherie's tries to make Polnareff give up his flesh to be complete because he said he hated her after feeding his tropical fish to the cat and he tells her he said that out of anger, while the Avdol duplicate accuses Polnareff of letting him die while attacking him and showing a see-through "bullet" hole in his head as Polnareff envisions the wound (the real one isn't nearly as bad).
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Inevitable, given the name of his Stand. "Judgement" is the official spelling, but in English it's just as acceptable and common to spell the word as "Judgment." Fans use them more or less interchangeably as a result.
  • Synchronization: Averted, and notable for its absence. Unlike most Stands, especially those in Stardust Crusaders, the damage inflicted onto Judgement doesn't affect Cameo at all.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Judgement card refers to the Last Judgement in Christianity and depicts a scene of people being resurrected from the dead, which the Stand user claims he has the power to do. Additionally, when reversed, the Judgement card can represent being unable to let go of the past, which is what Polnareff is feeling when he asks to resurrect his sister and Avdol.

    Midler (dub: Rose) 

Midler (Stand: High Priestess)

Voiced by: Aya Hisakawa (TV anime), Miki Nagasawa (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Karen Strassman (TV anime) (English)

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This is High Priestess, Click to see what the main series shows of Midler  Click here for her video game design 

An assassin who attempts to kill the Joestars while they're in a submarine. She is named after Bette Midler.

Her Stand, High Priestess, is a living mask that has the ability to transform metals into inorganic objects.


  • Adaptational Skimpiness: She's far more scantily-clad in the video game adaptations, wearing an outfit heavily inspired by a Middle-Eastern Belly Dancer.
  • Ascended Extra: Between the manga and the Capcom fighting game, where despite being a minor villain, she proved popular enough to be made playable with a brand-new redesign.
  • Beating A Dead Player: Along with Vanilla Ice, Midler is one of only two characters in Heritage For The Future who can flat-out kill an opponent in a win pose. In her case, she has her High Priestess (in its giant face form) pop out of the ground where the opponent is to eat them alive, after which they both laugh.
  • Breakout Villain: Despite being only physically seen once as The Ghost, she's so popular that she's given her own exclusive design in the games.
  • Dub Name Change: "Rose", referencing Bette Midler's hit song "The Rose". Again, though, a rather odd change since Midler is a common enough name that they could get away with without risking a lawsuit.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: High Priestess possesses the ability to possess mineral substances and reform them into any inorganic object (razor blades, valves, harpoon guns, sawblades, cars, etc.).
  • Facial Horror: Star Platinum smashing all of the High Empress' teeth results in Midler's face suffering damage as well. We don't actually see it, but judging from the others' reactions, that may be for the best.
  • The Ghost: The entire battle against her is just against her Stand; the heroes only find her after defeating her, and all the reader gets to see is her legs poking out from under her clothes and her hair. Which could be a good thing considering Avdol says that all her teeth were broken from the battle. Araki ultimately designs an appearance for her in a side video game, showing that she is, in fact, quite the looker.
  • Gainaxing: In some of her animations in the Capcom fighting game, her breasts bounce.
  • Genre Savvy: Despite expressing a Villainous Crush on Jotaro, she doesn't get fooled once when the gang tries to exploit it.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Not apparent in the manga, but the video game shows that she's a beautiful woman in Belly Dancer clothing.
    • Even in the anime, while you can only see her briefly sprawled on the ground, a decent amount of her cleavage is visible even from that angle.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her artwork in Heritage for the Future was drawn using Araki's significantly different style circa Diamond is Unbreakable, which leads to this.
  • Oh, Crap!: Not herself, but she starts out as a small Stand; the revelation that she's turned into a large face is a mass Oh, Crap! moment.
  • Orifice Invasion: Polnareff didn't see that coming when he put that breather....
  • Race Lift: She has pale skin in the color versions of the manga and in the Capcom fighting game, but darker skin in the anime adaptation.
  • Reused Character Design: Her design in Heritage for the Future is basically Yukako Yamagishi with her hair dyed purple.
  • Tarot Motifs: The High Priestess represents the subconscious, the unknown, and Midler's Stand can disguise itself amongst normal objects, being able to imitate anything made out of minerals. The fact that her face is never shown in the anime or manga is also illustrative of that.
  • The Tooth Hurts: A giant-sized High Priestess tries to eat the protagonists... only for Jotaro to use Star Platinum to smash all of her teeth into bits.
  • Undying Loyalty: Her ending in the Capcom game has her voluntarily giving DIO her blood as a result of selling her soul to DIO.
  • Villainous Crush: A minor one, lamenting having to kill Jotaro. The group tries to exploit it...and fail spectacularly.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifter: The High Priestess has the power to manipulate anything mineral-based.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair.

Egypt 9 Glory Gods

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DIO's Household

    Kenny G (dub: Billie Jean) 

Kenny G (Stand: Tenor Sax)

Voiced by: Junichi Yanagita (TV anime), Wataru Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game)

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This is Tenor Sax, click here to see Kenny G 

A mercenary of DIO with illusionary Stand powers. He is named after Kenny G, while in the dub of the anime, he is instead named after the Michael Jackson song Billie Jean.

His Stand, Tenor Sax, allows him to create elaborate mazes.


  • All There in the Manual: His Stand's name comes from supplementary materials; its name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Bizarchitecture: Tenor Sax made DIO's palace into this.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: To quote the manga; "This man is Kenny G. His Stand is a Stand of illusions. He was beaten without a fight."
  • Dub Name Change: To Billie Jean, a very rare case of a musical Shout-Out being replaced with another musical Shout-Out. Tenor Sax also sometimes becomes Tenore Sax for no reason.
  • Glass Cannon: His illusion abilities are extensive, but goes down in one blow without any effort.
  • Odd Name Out: One of only two Stands in Stardust Crusaders that isn't named for one of the Tarot's major arcana or an Egyptian god. It doesn't fit in with later naming conventions either, being the only Stand to be named after a musical instrument instead of a band, musician, or song.

    Vanilla Ice (OVA dub: Iced; TV dub: Cool Ice) 

Vanilla Ice (Stand: Cream)

Voiced by: Show Hayami (TV anime, Eyes of Heaven and Heritage for the Future video game (Console)), Hiroyuki Yoshino (All-Star Battle), Takeshi Aono (OVA), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game (Arcade)) (Japanese), Unknown (OVA), Jalen K. Cassell (TV anime) (English)

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Cream 

DIO's right-hand man. He is named after Vanilla Ice.

His Stand, Cream, is a demon that eats itself, forming a moving ball of nothingness that can cut through anything, even solid concrete. It is named after the band Cream.


  • Adaptational Jerkass: While in the anime and manga he was already enough of an obsessive and murderous scumbag, Vanilla Ice is somehow even worse in the OVA version. There, he shows no Villain Respect to Avdol like he did in other adaptations, instead calling him an idiot for sacrificing himself and trying to guilt-trip Polnareff into despair with it before killing him. Likewise, he doesn't even have the excuse of being made to attack the DIO statue for kicking and stomping Iggy; Vanilla Ice had already basically killed him by tearing him in two with Cream, but still brutalised the dying dog afterward simply because he could. Needless to say, it's immensely satisfying when Polnareff and Silver Chariot give the bastard his just desserts by stabbing him hundreds of times then cutting out his brain almost immediately after.
  • Adaptational Wimp: In the OVA, he isn't quite the unstoppable relentless monster he is in the source, even if he has the same amount of kills. It's notable that in this version, Iggy succeeds in his sneak attack and crushes him against a wall, and he only kills Avdol after DIO had already badly wounded him beforehand and left him unable to move out of Ice's way instead of ambushing him. He even dies from Polnareff using Silver Chariot to pierce him full of holes and then slicing the top of his head off; blows which a vampiric Ice could probably have survived, especially considering he'd just been resurrected from completely decapitating himself.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's a special case; no one knows where he comes from, or what his true hair and skin color are.
  • Ax-Crazy: While he presents himself as a reserved and icy foe, he's actually far more emotional than he appears to be and not in a good way. If DIO gets slighted in any way (as in even as arbitrary as a sand statue), he loses whatever control he has and goes into a homicidal rage, brutally beating and cursing whoever insults DIO in his vicinity, as Iggy learned the hard way.
  • Badass Baritone: In all adaptations.
  • Barbarian Longhair: One of the few villains in the Part who doesn't have some form of mullet.
  • Battle Butler: Although Telence is the one who describes himself as such, it's Vanilla Ice who's the most effective and loyal fighter among DIO's servants in Part 3.
  • Beating A Dead Player: The Promoted to Playable version of Vanilla Ice from Heritage To The Future does this in one of his win poses. After knocking out his opponent, Vanilla Ice activates Cream and vaporizes the spot they currently are on, along with them. This makes him one of the only two fighters (along with Midler) to flat-out kill an opponent in any of the game's normal win poses.
  • Berserk Button: Disrespecting DIO in any way. The reason he delivers such a vicious No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Iggy is because the latter tried attacking him with a fake DIO made from sand, which he had to destroy to defend himself. As he's doing so, he even says outright that he's dragging it out because it wouldn't be as satisfying to just have Cream kill him instantly.
  • Blind Obedience: Unlike many of DIO's minions who share the Undying Loyalty trait, he takes this Up to Eleven, cutting off his head because DIO simply asked him to donate some of his blood to heal up, and flying into a murderous rage when Iggy makes him hit a sand copy of DIO.
    • Turns out this is precisely why DIO decided to trust his plan to "attain Heaven" to Pucci, rather than Ice.
  • Desecrating the Dead: Does this to Iggy in the OVA. Although Vanilla Ice had already technically killed him by using Cream to cut Iggy in half at the waist, he stomps on Iggy's top half and kicks it hard against a pillar: out of both rage at being ambushed when he was about to kill Polnareff and out of pure spite accordingly to both of them. Needless to say, it doesn't end well for him.
  • Determinator: Averted. Vanilla Ice thinks he's this after surviving Silver Chariot stabbing him through the mouth and severing the brain stem. In reality, he survived because when DIO resurrected him, he was turned into a vampire in the process.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He violently kicked Iggy to death just because Iggy made him attack a sand clone of DIO. Even more so in the OVA, where he cuts Iggy in half first — so by that point, he'd already be dying — but still continues wailing on him just because he can.
  • The Dragon: Well, technically speaking, he shares this post with Telence and Kenny G in terms of being a deadly blockade, but he's the only one we see showing absolute loyalty, to the point of immediately beheading himself in order to supply DIO with the blood he needs.
  • Dub Name Change: He is called Iced in Heritage for the Future and in the OVA. All-Star Battle, the Crunchyroll subs, and Viz translation all call him Cool Ice. Depending on your point of view, it could be a reference to Cool as Ice (a film starring the actual Vanilla Ice), or the song Cold As Ice by Foreigner.
  • Dumb Muscle: Downplayed. His stand, Cream is extremely destructive because of its ability to turn into a fast, invisible void that erases anything it comes into contact with; but Vanilla Ice himself is shown to be somewhat absent-minded — owing to not only his fanatical obsession with serving DIO above even his own well-being, but also using his Stand to rip through doors instead of simply opening them — but he does show some use of strategy during his battle, immediately killing Avdol through an ambush and destroying the exits to prevent Polnareff and Iggy from escaping. He also ends up causing his own undoing when all the damage he does to his surroundings enables Polnareff to open a way out of the manor and let sunlight in; eventually using the sunbeam to cripple Ice, then knock him into it to disintegrate him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When he calmly cuts off his own head to provide DIO with blood.
  • Evil Gloating: Does this in the OVA after he kills Avdol and has Polnareff dead to rights after injuring him with Cream, insulting the Fortune Teller's memory by calling him stupid for saving Polnareff when he could have survived if he hadn't. He is only foiled at the last moment by Iggy pulling a sneak attack on him.
    Vanilla Ice: It was only for a little while, but you should thank Avdol for extending your life. At that time, if he hadn't pushed you away, you would have been swallowed by the sub-dimension together. He could have survived if he'd tried to escape alone. What an idiot!
    Polnareff: (wounded and lying on the ground) "Idiot", you say...?!
    Polnareff: (appalled, and trying to get up) Y-you...!
    Vanilla Ice: You can still move? But, this is the end. Die as you regret your own stupidity.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In pretty much every adaptation, Vanilla Ice is cast with a low, imposing voice that matches his terrifying Stand and his determination.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Would you believe that the single deadliest antagonist in Part 3 would be named after a much-loathed rapper, or for the source of his powers to be named Cream?
  • Freudian Excuse: In the OVA's DIO exposits that Ice, much like N'Doul, was one of many people shunned and ousted from society because they were a Stand user. Following DIO gave him the purpose he never had.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Arguably a non-video game, non-final boss one. A Stand-user who was also a vampire (something that hadn't encountered yet and only expected from DIO), whose Stand name doesn't fit in either of the Tarot or Egyptian God sets, whose very existence is an unknown factor, and who kills two members and cripples another.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's very short tempered, which Polnareff and Iggy find out the hard way.
  • Hate Sink: While he has some undertones of Villainous Valor going for him, it doesn't change the fact that Vanilla Ice is an overly aggressive and irate foe with a wholly unhealthy allegiance to DIO and who killed Avdol and Iggy, the latter for an incredibly petty reason. The OVA adaptation is worse as Vanilla Ice doesn't even have the aforementioned Villainous Valor going for him, comes off as far more sadistic and contemptuous by mocking Avdol's death and kicking Iggy after he had killed the dog, whose only action in the fight was to save Polnareff from a fatal attack.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The anime interprets the sound of him going through things with Cream as a harsh buzzing noise, which naturally puts Polnareff and Iggy on edge whenever they hear it coming.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Polnareff exploits the classic vampire weakness of sunlight by thrusting Vanilla Ice out of the mansion through a hole filled-wall created during Cream's rampage.
  • Invisibility: Sort of a side effect of Cream's void state. Made more terrifying by the fact that he could instantly destroy anything by mere contact with his cloaked state. The downside of it is that he can't see anything while he's invisible, either, forcing him to attack near-blindly in his void state.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In serious contrast to the ineffective and sometimes comical enemies up to that point. He single-handedly kills off two of the main party and nearly takes out Polnareff as well.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Vanilla Ice murders the sand-manipulating Iggy and completely destroys Avdol's body. He dies by disintegrating into dust and leaves no corpse behind. Similarly in the OVA, he dies by having his head sliced in half by Silver Chariot: similarly to how he'd cut Iggy in two a few moments before.
  • Leotard of Power: He wears one, making it one of the rare male examples of this trope.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He delivers a vicious one to Iggy fueled by his outrage at having to attack the semblance of DIO. In the OVA, he instead delivers it — after already ripping Iggy in two with Cream — on the basis that Iggy succeeded in ambushing him with The Fool, smashing him between a wall and its sand.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: The only enemy not to fall prey to Villain Ball. He killed Avdol immediately without the normal Evil Gloating done by the other enemies, and would have got Polnareff as well, if Avdol didn't save him at the last moment.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Or rather, "Non-Indicative Power" Despite having a name of Vanilla Ice, his powers are instead has The Power of the Void at his disposal from his Cream Stand. His name itself is more Meaningful with his cold, emotionless personality.
  • Not Enough to Bury: Vanilla Ice dies when he's disintegrated by a beam of sunlight that Silver Chariot knocks him into; causing him to immediately disintegrate into dust and leaving only his clothes behind.
  • Odd Name Out: One of only two Stands in Stardust Crusaders that isn't named for a major arcana or Egyptian god. However, his Stand is named after a band, which would become part of the standard Musical Theme Naming of Stands after this part.
    • He's also the first rap reference in JoJo. Forever was given his name retroactively later.
  • Portal Cut: What can happen to the target of his Stand. The only thing left of Avdol are his arms, and Iggy is cruelly cut in half in the OVA.
  • Power of the Void: His Stand is able to devour itself and its user to become a void that soars rapidly through the air and consumes everything it comes in contact with.
  • Psycho Supporter: His flat-out insane devotion to DIO — to the point of decapitating himself immediately without question to provide his master with fresh blood — is what also makes him unreliable, and causes DIO to entrust his master plan to Pucci instead.
  • Punny Name: Though named after two different (groups of) musicians, his name and Stand together play on "vanilla ice cream". Likewise in the English dubs, they can form "iced cream" or "cool ice cream".
  • Remove The Head Or Destroy The Brain: How Vanilla Ice dies in the OVA. After he violently cuts Iggy in half before repeatedly stomping the top half of his body and throwing it against a pillar, Polnareff kills him by furiously piercing him full of holes with Silver Chariot, then cutting off the top of his head where his brain is to stop him from healing.
  • The Renfield: To DIO.
  • See the Invisible: Polnareff pulls this off against Vanilla Ice in their fight in the OVA; escaping to a large pool of water in the courtyard and smashing open a nearby fountain to produce a spray of water and mist that reveals the previously-invisible Cream void's location.
  • Sphere of Destruction: His Stand could project an invisible one capable of instantly erasing anything that came into contact with it.
  • Stripperiffic: Was he a stripper?
  • The Stoic: An emotionless being unless you make him hurt DIO in any way.
  • Theme Naming: Vanilla Ice, Iced, Cool Ice. The man is indeed cold as ice in all of the names he's known by. Ironically his power has nothing to do with ice or the cold — which instead goes to Pet Shop and his Horus Stand — but arguably the concept of "void" is one that sucks up heat.
  • There Was a Door: In his zeal to dispatch Jotaro and his allies after being resurrected by DIO, Vanilla Ice immediately sets Cream into void mode and charges after them, in the process obliterating part of the wall. A probably mildly-annoyed DIO asks, "Couldn't you use the door?".
  • Tomato in the Mirror: He doesn't realize DIO had turned him into a vampire until he was moments away from being destroyed by sunlight.
  • Undying Loyalty: His most defining characteristic, to the point that he literally decapitates himself on the spot with a bucket on hand to provide his master with blood.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: His Stand's power, able to erase whatever is contact with it, made worse in that it is invisible; the strikes are sudden and unavoidable unless you manage to find a method to trace its path. Thankfully, the only other downside is that he can't see either.
  • Ur-Example: His Stand, Cream, is the very first Stand in the series that follows the musician/band/song-themed naming convention for all Stands after Stardust Crusaders.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He loses all semblance of composure when he realizes that DIO's blood turned him into a vampire and granted him everything that goes with it - including the weakness to sunlight that Polnareff and Silver Chariot use to cripple and then kill him.
    Vanilla Ice: What… what's HAPPENING TO ME?! (…) YOU BASTARD! YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BEAT ME!
  • Villain Respect: In the Anime and Manga, he gives this posthumously to Avdol. When he believes his fight with Polnareff and Iggy has come to an end, he muses that Avdol could have easily saved himself but instead sacrificed himself to save his friends. For that reason, he attributes the significant injuries he's taken to Avdol, rather than the other two stand users. Averted in the OVA, where he instead mocks Avdol's sacrifice (see Evil Gloating) and tries to guilt-trip Polnareff with said knowledge before telling him that he should "die as he regrets his own stupidity".
  • Villainous Valor: He's got a hell of a lot of devotion to DIO, and takes a ridiculous amount of punishment in his fight with Polnareff and Iggy. Downplayed in the second case once it's revealed that it's his newfound vampirism that's mostly been keeping him alive, not sheer determination.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: In the OVA and the Capcom game, he has white hair instead of his usual brown.

    Nukesaku (dub: Loser) 

Nukesaku

Voiced by: Tooru Nara (TV anime), Kouta Nemoto (All-Star Battle) (Japanese), Arnie Pantoja (TV anime) (English)

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One of DIO's minions and a vampire. Commonly assumed to be a Stand user, as he is able to disguise himself as a woman using a face on the back of his head, but Araki has clarified that this is not a Stand ability.


  • Ascended Extra:
    • Since Vanilla Ice was made to be a DLC character in All-Star Battle, DIO's Mansion's stage hazard is instead good ol' Nukesaku.
    • Downplayed Trope, but in the anime, Nukesaku, like Pet Shop, replaces a generic minion in a flashback.
  • Butt-Monkey: Treated like crap by the heroes and his own allies alike.
  • Dub Name Change: He's referred to as "Loser" in the English Dub, mostly because the "Nukesaku" gag doesn't really work in English. It's also a possible reference to the Beck song of the same name.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Japanese for "idiot" — it isn't his real name, but it's the only one we know him by. He even asks how Jotaro knew everyone called him an idiot after being referred to as such.
  • Gonk: He's comically short, ugly and big-headed.
  • Guyliner: As is almost uniform with JoJo Vampires.
  • Joke Character: Nukesaku is briefly Promoted to Playable in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future, as a transformation of DIO when he is hit by Alessi's Sethan Stand. Instead of transforming, DIO temporarily switches Nukesaku in, and he's just as weak as you'd expect; his moves consist almost entirely of flailing on the ground and scared gestures, and his vocalisations are all panicky whining.
  • Meaningful Name: Twofold. His original name, Nukesaku, means "idiot". He honestly believed that a group who'd been fighting off DIO's assassins all the way to Egypt wouldn't cotton on to his ploy, especially since he forgot to turn his hands around to complete the illusion. His dub name, Loser, calls to mind the fact that Nukesaku lost out hard by being in Part 3. While his tricks might have made him at least somewhat menacing threat to the noble and gentlemanly Jonathan, Jotaro has no such reservations. On top of that, his vampire powers are so behind the curve with Stands in play that even DIO doesn't use them anymore; and even compared to DIO's vampire powers in Part 1, Nukesaku's fall short. He can't drastically change his body temperature, and he can't use Eye Beams like DIO and Straizo.
  • Multiple Head Case: Apparently. When Joseph, Jotaro and Kakyoin run into him, they find he has a head on each end, one male, one female. If this was part of his power or really the case isn't known.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Even amongst JoJo Vampires, he counts. For one, he's probably the only vampire in the series to have a face on the back of his head, and can turn his own body backwards to make himself look like a defenseless girl. Possibly justified, given DIO's tendency to "experiment" on his undead creations.
  • Recurring Element: Like Doobie and Wired Beck before him, Nukesaku is an undead character introduced near the end of his part only to get more or less instantly defeated for the reader's amusement.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Once he's brought dead to rights, the heroes force Nukesaku to take them to and then open DIO's coffin. It goes about as well for him as you would expect.
  • Shapeshifter: A really, really bad one. He got the shit beat out of him by Jotaro because his "disguise" is just a woman's face on the back of his head. His hands are, logically, upside down.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He claims that his power is invincible in disbelief when his disguise is exposed.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: In direct comparison to the outright terror that is Vanilla Ice, Nukesaku seems to be one of the weakest minions in DIO's service. Notably, he's the only known minion in the entire group who doesn't have a Stand. At one point, we even see Kenny G making fun of him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: There's a reason why his name means idiot.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Attempted it by trying to turn his body into that of a girl and claiming "she" was a victim of DIO's. Joseph, Jotaro and Kakyoin see right through him instantly since the idiot forgot to actually put his body the right way.

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    Cherie Polnareff 

Cherie Polnareff

Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (TV Anime), Sayuri Kubo (OVA), Naoko Ishii (Heritage for the Future), Michiko Neya (Drama CD) (Japanese), Unknown (OVA), Erika Harlacher (TV anime) (English)

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Polnareff's little sister who was raped and murdered by J. Geil before the events of Part 3.


  • Back from the Dead: Polnareff tries to wish her back to life using Judgement's power, but in a cruel subversion, he's a Jerkass Genie who creates a clay doll in Cherie's image born from feelings in Polnareff's heart, who seems to be the real deal, but is actually monstrous. The duplicate suddenly lunges at him and tries to consume his flesh claiming it will complete her body. The right side of her face is also grotesque, and is revealed after several misleading shots of her from the right-hand profile). The fact that she is "reborn" naked and from the earth when Polnareff says his sister is buried back in France is a warning sign things don't add up. Eventually Polnareff forces himself to acknowledge that this monstrosity is a fake and destroys it using Silver Chariot's sword. He and Avdol seek out Cameo to punish him accordingly for manipulating Polnareff.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: When revived as a clay clone, along with some Godiva Hair to cover her up.
  • Body Horror: When she is created as a clay clone by Cameo, the right side of her face is grotesque, despite her beautiful appearance before that was revealed.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Clear-cut example. She's Polnareff's motivation to join the quest to defeat DIO because J. Geil is one of DIO's henchmen. Cherie went out one day with a new umbrella as a gift from her big brother but met J. Geil on the way home during a storm., and the rain appeared to bounce off a dome around him. Cherie's friend that was with her was cut down but survived the attack, while poor Cherry was butchered. Polnareff would learn the truth from her friend, believing what no one else could due to the supernatural nature of Stands and possessing one of his own and realizing that another Stand user had to be the culprit, training for 3 years to exact his revenge.
  • Fan Disservice: We get to have a look at her naked, when she was "revived" by Cameo. She looks absolutely gorgeous... until she shows her grotesque eye and pounces on Polanreff, eating his flesh in order to make hers grow back. In the anime, she also makes some pretty disturbing expressions while attacking her brother.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: When she is "resurrected" and attacks Polnareff, she is nude.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Begins feasting on Polnareff when brought back as a zombie.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: They stand out in the photo Polnareff has of her. However, it becomes subverted when she returns as a nude zombie, showing that something is amiss.
  • Lecherous Licking: Only in the manga. She does it right as she's about to pounce on Polnareff.
  • Ms. Fanservice: It's played straight when she appears naked looking quite gorgeous, then averted when she reveals her Body Horror.
  • Naked on Arrival: She appears nude when brought back to life by Cameo. She looks stunning except for her grotesque right eye.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: She's a golem that was born from the ground in order to fool Polnareff so Cameo could kill him easier.
  • Posthumous Character: Slain before the events of Part 3.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Sometimes known as Sherry.

    Wilson Phillips 

Wilson Phillips

Voiced by: Yuichi Nagashima (TV anime), Masaharu Sato (All Star Battle), Junpei Takiguchi (OVA) (Japanese), Charles Martinet (OVA), Jonathan Fahn (TV anime) (English)

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A senator from the United States who happens to be in Cairo during the night of DIO's rampage. Named after the band Wilson Phillips.


  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the OVA, Wilson comes off as a lot nicer and less of an Asshole Victim; genuinely attempting to strike up a friendly conversation with DIO — at least, up until he attacks him — apologises for accidentally hitting him with his car and his chauffeur's rudeness despite the vampire breaking his arm, and offers him a handful of bills to pay for a cab home once he's made sure that DIO isn't hurt. Needless to say, having it all turned back on him afterward makes his fate one hell of a lot more frightening and sad.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After being forced to slaughter innocent people with his car, he flat-out begs DIO to let him stop and spare him. When DIO tells him he intends on neither, it's at this point Philips completely snaps.
  • Badass Boast: In the manga and anime, Philips makes a surprisingly powerful one in his head about how he got to his position and his intentions in life when DIO initially attacks him. When he actually tries to it, DIO breaks his nose before he can even finish the first sentence.
    Phillips: (thinking to himself) Yeah... This Is Unforgivable! No one gets away with doing something like this to me. I was valedictorian in both high school and college, not to mention captain of the college wrestling team! Even after graduation, people respected me. That's why I became a politician! I own a villa on a thousand-acre plot of land in Hawaii! My gorgeous model of a wife is twenty-five years younger than me, and I pay more taxes than anyone else! I've destroyed every enemy who's ever stood in my way, and someday, I'll become President! I'm the Senator Wilson Phillips, damn it!
    Phillips: (speaking) Listen to me, you punk-band reject! I'm gonna make sure you rot in prison for the rest of your miserable- (DIO breaks his nose)
  • Cant Unhear It: Retroactively played to disturbing effect in the OVA. There, Philips has a voice that his actor would later use a variation of for Luigi; which provides a surprisingly creepy dissonance when Philips is brutalised, forced to commit mass murder, and ultimately driven insane before dying violently.
  • Cool Car: Has one in both versions of Part 3, but are different in each. In the OVA, it's a white Rolls Royce with gold trim, and a black Cadillac in the manga and anime. Both of which are chauffeur-driven, and even DIO takes a few moments to admire before he gets in. Sadly, both of them get completely totalled after DIO forces Philips to drive through crowds of innocent civilians on the sidewalks, and eventually crashing them.
  • Facial Horror: Before DIO forces Philips to commit mass murder, the vampire rips out the Senator's top incisors when he attempts to make conversation with him, and then breaks his nose when he attempts to stand up to him afterward.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: In the manga and anime, he's used as a human projectile by DIO to knock the car that Joseph and Kakyoin were pursuing them in off-course.
  • Hidden Depths: Wilson's Badass Boast above covers a lot of details about the things he's done in life; including being captain of his college wrestling team, owning a villa in a thousand-acre plot of land in Hawaii, and marrying a supermodel who's twenty-five years younger than him.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a nice black trilby hat that matches his suit.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In the OVA. When DIO gets into his car after being hit by it — and then breaking the driver's arm when he tells DIO off for admiringly running his hand along the car afterward — Philips attempts to strike up a friendly conversation with the vampire; apologising for his driver's rudeness and offering DIO a handful of banknotes to pay for a cab home. It doesn't work, leading up to DIO violently assaulting him and forcing him to go on a killing spree, but props to the man for trying.
  • Pinch Me: When he asks DIO to spare him because he did as he was told and the latter replies with a simple no, he starts to think it's all a terrible nightmare he's having.
  • Railroad Tracks of Doom: In the OVA, Philips dies when he, in his fit of insanity, accidentally drives into a level crossing right as a freight train is passing through them. His car gets struck at full speed, causing a fiery explosion that crashes the train and kills him pretty much instantly.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: His role is mostly to show DIO's horrifying charisma and ruthlessness in action, and dies relatively quickly.
  • Sanity Slippage: He loses his marbles completely soon after being forced by DIO to drive through a sidewalk filled with people, ramming through a lot of them in the way.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: A normal person in a world full of outrageous superpowers who pretty much sees himself as immortal because of his position in society.
  • The Tooth Hurts: DIO tears out his top incisors when he nonchalantly greets him.
  • Uncle Pennybags: Wilson may be big-headed, but nobody can say he's not a nice guy.

    Sadao Kujo 

Sadao Kujo

Holly Kujo's Japanese husband and the father of Jotaro. He's a famous jazz musician always on tour, and that's basically all there is to know about him. Because he caused Holly to move away from her father in America, Joseph hates his guts.
  • Badass on Paper: With regards to Joseph's opinion of him. He's made a great career out of music and has been successful and well-to-do just like his father-in-law Joseph. But he's also an absentee father and Joseph thinks of him very lowly for whisking away his only daughter to Japan and giving birth to a son who took the path of delinquency.
  • Disappeared Dad: He's always tied up with his career as a musician, so he doesn't show up. Nothing suggests his family holds this against him because Holly knew what she was getting into and Sadao definitely loves her, and she and her son can look after themselves just fine and have kin to come to their aid as well.
  • The Ghost: He never actually appears in the series because his career is mostly irrelevant to the story.
  • History Repeats: His complete absence from the plot is the second time a father has been glossed over in the story in favor of jumping ahead two generations in the Joestar lineage by showcasing their child's adventures as the designated "JoJo", after George Joestar II. At least in the latter's case, he got some exposure in a side novel and made an actual appearance. Sadao only gets passing mentions at best. The again, unlike George II he's not even a Joestar, as Holly was the only child born into the family in that generation and he only married in.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He met Holly while on tour and they started dating, but their relationship made Joseph uneasy because he disapproved of Sadao's lifestyle. When it led to marriage, his career led Holly to go live in his homeland of Japan, which outraged Joseph because it meant his daughter would be moving far away from America, which caused him to accuse Sadao of taking his daughter away from him and caused him to develop an outstanding grudge against all things Japanese.


Alternative Title(s): Jo Jos Bizarre Adventure Part 3

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