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    Jotaro Kujo 

Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum)

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    Joseph Joestar 

Joseph Joestar (Stand: Hermit Purple)

See Joseph Joestar

    Muhammad Avdol 

Muhammad Avdol (Stand: Magician's Red)

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (TV anime), Masashi Ebara (All-Star Battle), Akio Ohtsuka (CD drama), Kiyoshi Kobayashi (OVA), Hisao Egawa (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), J.S Gilbert (OVA), Chris Tergliafera (TV anime) (English)

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Trying to predict the future to a fortune-teller? You're ten years too late!

An Egyptian fortuneteller befriended by Joseph. He is named after Paula Abdul.

Wields the Stand Magician's Red, named after the Magician tarot card, capable of generating fire-based attacks. These attacks are often used at a distance, and are still decently effective at short range. Avdol eventually learns to turn his fire into different shapes and launch them at high speeds.


  • Animal Motifs: Birds. He is seen taking care of chickens in the Judgement arc, his stand has a bird's head, and like a phoenix, is associated with fire and comes back from the dead.
  • Badass Baritone: In most, if not all, adaptations.
  • Badass Longcoat: His flowing red coat.
  • Badass Long Robe: He wears a robe with first outfit coupled with his red coat. His second trades the robe for pants.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Twice even! He suddenly saves Polnareff from Hol Horse's Emperor and later he makes his glorious return to the story saving Polnareff in the nick of time from Cameo. He'd end up saving Polnareff (and Iggy a third time, but was Killed Off for Real as a result.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Twice! He's the first major character to seemingly die, getting shot in the head by Hol Horse. However, it turns out that he survived that and joins the group again... only to get Killed Off for Real by Vanilla Ice.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Yells out the name of his "CROSSFIRE HURRICANE!" when performing said move.
  • Color Character: Magician's Red. Avdol is also associated with the color himself given all the red he wears.
  • The Comically Serious: He's easily the (second) most serious of the crusaders and likes it that way. In their fight against Mariah he constantly remarks how unhappy he is to find himself as the temporary Butt-Monkey and remarks that "that is Polnareff's department".
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Yeah, he was Saved by the Fans, but eventually he got killed so fast, he barely had time to react and save Polnareff.
  • Ethnic Magician: A Black Egyptian, and literally associated with the Magician Arcana.
  • Finger Wag: Accompanied by a "tsk tsk tsk"
  • Fortune Teller: Averted; he is an avid fortune-teller, but he avoids all the personality traits associated with the trope.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He could have theoretically saved himself, but decided to save Polnareff instead, at the cost of his own life.
  • Hot-Blooded: Despite his role as a wise magician, he is also quite short-tempered. He acknowledges this himself when confronting D'arby, pondering he is too emotional for a cerebral game like his.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: During his fight with Judgement, he reveals he's been holding back as he was guarding his injured shoulder. While the enemy stand was initially beating him and Polnareff, Magician's Red crushes its shoulder and arm in one hit after this revelation.
  • It's Personal: Averted, Unlike Jotaro and Joseph who seek to save Holly, Polnareff who initially just wanted to find J. Geil but ended up realizing the sacrifices of his friends, Kakyoin who seeks redemption for having allowed DIO to make him become all he despises, and Iggy who lost a foot to DIO's pet bird, Avdol has no personal reason for fighting DIO, just a desire to stop such an evil being from thriving.
  • Knows the Ropes: Magician's Red has a special attack called Red Bind that utilizes ropes made out of fire to restrict the opponent.
  • Large Ham: Strangely, he's at his hammiest when he's explaining something.
    Polnareff: Muhammad Avdol!!
    —> Avdol: YES! I AM!
  • Last-Name Basis: Everyone calls him Avdol after his introduction.
  • Mr. Exposition: Knows a lot about stands and the places that the Crusaders go to.
  • Not Quite Dead: That headshot that caused his first death actually only scratched him.
  • Out of Focus: Where to begin? Oh yeah. He gets seemingly killed off in the first half of Part 3 and stays that way until the last few episodes of it. Then in the other half, he gets involved in three fights (with the other crusaders as the focus of said fights) after that, the second of which he gets taken out along with Kakyoin and has to stay in the hospital for another episode. Then he gets killed again for real in one hit, before the fight even started.
  • Playing with Fire: Magician's Red's power is fire-based.
  • The Reliable One: One of the most stable and clear-headed characters (not as stoic as Jotaro, but more sensible in general than Joseph or Polnareff).
  • Sacrificial Lamb: In the OVA, he takes Nukesaku's place as the victim to showcase DIO's powers.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: When DIO is recruiting Stand Users he approached Avdol. As soon as Avdol sees DIO's hair tentacles, he jumps through a window and high tails it rather than join or fight him.
  • The Smart Guy: Well, at least to a bigger extent than the rest of the guys, (except Polnareff). He's the resident exposition guy and also the team's main guide in the different countries they visit. He also seems to know a lot of DIO's assassins by reputation, and has at least heard a bit about their powers.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Official translations spell his name as either Muhammed or Muhammad Avdol, but according to the way his name is written in the original Japanese (モハメド・アヴドゥル Mohamedo Avuduru), it's supposed to be Mohamed Avdul. Outside of that, any possible iteration of M(o/u)ha(m/mm)(a/e)d A(b/v)d(o/u)l is accepted, and similarly to how the Pillar Men of Part 2 are sometimes known as Cars, AC/DC and Wham, his last name is popularly spelled as Abdul.
  • The Stoic: Downplayed, Avdol keeps a stone faced calmness, but he's able to emote well with his companions and ham it up when necessary.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Magician. Avdol actually shows many of the positive aspects of the Magician — initiative, confidence, manipulation, and realizing one's potential. He also represents the Magician's being Tarot I, Avdol is the first person to properly use his Stand, the first person to start a fight in Stardust Crusaders, the first to meet DIO, and the first of the Crusaders to die.
  • Team Dad: You would think Joseph would fit this, but him being a Trickster Mentor at best means that Avdol fits this trope better than Joseph ever would. This is especially notorious in his relationship with Polnareff, who he constantly tries to school into better judgement.
  • Younger Than They Look: According to Word of God, Avdol is supposed to be in his late 20s, but his experiences with Stands (along with Araki's art-style back then) made his face harden, making him look much older than he is.

    Noriaki Kakyoin 

Noriaki Kakyoin (Stand: Hierophant Green)

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Koji Yusa (All-Star Battle), Show Hayami (CD drama), Hirotaka Suzuoki (OVA), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Doug Boyd (OVA), Kyle Hebert (TV anime) (English)

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Polnareff, that's not what you say at a time like this. When taking revenge, you have to be more refined!

A high school student who is temporarily mind-controlled by one of DIO's flesh buds. Once freed, he joins the JoJo team in their quest to defeat DIO and save Holly Joestar. He’s named after the town of Kakyoin, in the Aoba-ku ward of Sendai.

Wields the Stand Hierophant Green, named after the Hierophant card, which can generate emerald-based attacks and stretch itself. Most notably, it can leak a strange fluid from his hands, which can then be solidified and be shot out at high-speeds, ripping anyone who crosses its path to shreds.


  • Absolute Cleavage: A male example when he's wearing his pajamas.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Goes from having bright pink hair in the manga to brown hair in the OVA and red hair in the TV anime.
  • Alternate Character Reading: The kanji for his first name can be read as Tenmei. According to the interview with Araki in JoJonium Volume 12, his first name was actually supposed to be Tenmei, but his editor went with Noriaki.
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: A rare anime/manga example, his "noodle" can occasionally switch sides depending on the angle his head is turned at. This is averted in All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven, since they're 3D games.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Prior to the events of Stardust Crusaders, he's implied to have had depression, due to his self-isolation — the lyrics to his image song, Goodbye Nostalgia, further that.
  • Anime Hair: He has a mullet and that's fairly normal, but then there's the large, wavy strand of hair residing at the right side of his face. His hairstyle in his debut scene in the manga however looked even more ridiculous, which was an alternative costume for him in the fighting games.
  • Anti-Villain: The Villain in Name Only variant when he was introduced. Kakyoin was never evil, just brainwashed by DIO's flesh buds.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Kakyoin lives in a world where people have all sorts of powers, but he can’t believe the idea of a world inside a mirror.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: His Stand grants him the power of possessing people, but Kakyoin himself is the most genuinely nice person in the main cast of Part 3.
  • Badass Baritone: The new TV anime gives him a rather deep voice, in contrast to his voices in the OVA, Heritage for the Future and All Star Battle.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Kakyoin is arguably the nicest person in the main cast, but he's downright merciless to his enemies, under the argument that they're evil beyond redemption — as seen when he rips Tower of Gray apart in his very first fight. He's also one to belittle his opponents, especially after being underestimated, and... well... he forced a baby to eat its own shit.
  • Bishōnen: Though only in comparison to the other main characters. The art style of Part 3 doesn't make him look particularly "pretty", but he's less "built like a tractor" than every other guy in this series and he has quite a few female admirers In-Universe. Fanartists like to portray him as a completely straight example. This is, however, played quite straight when Araki draws him in his new art style.
  • Blood from the Mouth: During his dying moments, Kakyoin's first attempt at firing his Last Breath Bullet is interrupted because he coughs up blood. His second attempt is successful, though, and he dies just after it hits the clock tower.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The first of DIO's slaves to be introduced, being controlled by one of his Flesh Buds.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Shouts out the name of his "EMERALD SPLASH!" when he uses the move.
  • Cassandra Truth: Upon learning the Mannish Baby is one of DIO's minions, he tries to warn the others about it, but they don't believe a baby would be a killer.
  • Character Development: When Kakyoin first met DIO, he says he was dominated by fear and easily won over. Come the DIO’s World arc, and he faces DIO feeling nothing but confidence, both in his method to discover The World’s Stand ability and in his friends figuring out his Dying Clue.
  • Character Tic: A subversion. He likes to roll cherries around on his tongue before eating them, a trait closely copied by Rubber Soul when he disguises himself as Kakyoin, but it turns out that his partners had never noticed it until after the battle; as such, he only does it exactly once onscreen.
  • The Charmer: Kakyoin is handsome, calm, polite, and friendly, which comes in handy, because he usually is the one who has to clean up Jotaro's messes.
  • Chick Magnet: Not as much as Jotaro, but he does attract some female admirers of his own.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: His plan to defeat Steely Dan's The Lovers is to have Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot shrink to a microscopic level and enter Joseph's blood stream to perform brain surgery...Yes, seriously.
  • Combat Tentacles: Hierophant Green can disassemble itself into tendrils to attack and block.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Where's Caesar was proud and prone to acting on emotion, but preferred to look as a suave lady charmer, Kakyoin is a smart, strategic fighter who doesn't hide behind a fake persona. Also while Caesar was antagonistic towards Joseph due to their bloodlines and clashing personalities, Kakyoin is antagonistic only because he's being brainwashed by DIO. Both die in similar ways but different reasons. Caesar goes out boldly, refusing to abandon his pride as he passes the torch onto Joseph, while Kakyoin figures out DIO's abilities and dies exposing it. Interestingly Joseph arrives after Caesar dies whereas he witnesses Kakyoin's death firsthand.
  • Color Character: Hierophant Green, and Kakyoin always wears his custom green school uniform.
  • Cool Shades: Gets a pair after he gets scars across his eyes from N'Doul.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end against DIO. It’s ultimately subverted, as it’s Kakyoin’s Last Breath Bullet that turns the tide of the battle in favor of the Crusaders.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's mostly polite and sensitive towards everyone, but he takes great pleasure in making sardonic remarks. Polnareff is the usual victim of them.
    Polnareff: A gun! This guy is holding a gun!
    Kakyoin: Oh, you just noticed?
  • Death by Flashback: A downplayed version, as it is only in narration in both third and first-person, but give us his Friendless Background. In the exact same chapter, DIO gives Kakyoin the fatal blow.
  • A Death in the Limelight: The first part of the battle with DIO is told from Kakyoin's perspective, as he tries to figure out the secret of the latter's stand. He doesn't survive.
  • Defeat Means Friendship; Justified. Kakyoin was never evil, only brainwashed. In addition, Kakyoin is willing to join Jotaro's dangerous mission because he had never met anyone else that could see his Stand, and is overjoyed to have friends that could understand him.
  • Doomed Protagonist: Kakyoin dies in every single adaptation of Stardust Crusaders. The only thing capable of saving Kakyoin and altering his fate is Jotaro gaining the power to literally rewrite reality, and judging by his presence in the hospital even that is a very narrow thing.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: A less showy variant, but in his last moments, he indirectly sets up DIO's defeat at the hands of Jotaro. After DIO punches a hole through his chest and he crashes into a water tower, Kakyoin's final thoughts aren't about his parents or regrets, but instead he figures out the secret of DIO's stand (and was the fastest person to do so on their own until Steel Ball Run). He's able to leave a Dying Clue to Joseph by blowing the hands off a clock tower. Joseph straight-up states in his battle with DIO that Kakyoin didn't die in vain.
  • Dying Clue: Provides the heroes with vital information on the nature of DIO's powers, and even DIO himself acknowledges the importance of that.
  • '80s Hair: He has a mullet aside from his bang.
  • Exactly What I Aimed At: His Last Breath Bullet goes wide and hits a clocktower instead of DIO, destroying its hands in the process. DIO initially mocks his poor aim, but it becomes clear that Kakyoin wasn't trying to land a killing blow, but instead reveal the secret of The World's power despite being too injured to speak.
  • Friendless Background: Notes that he doesn't feel like he can relate to people without Stands, and thus never really had the desire to make friends most of his life.
  • Foil: To Jotaro, in both fighting style and appearance, with JoJonium going into detail that Kakyoin is the honor role type student to Jotaro's Delinquent and having a long range stand in contrast to Jotaro's short range. Araki's design choice for their uniforms also showcases their foil, with Kakyoin having a tidy, all buttoned-up gakuran, and Jotaro having it wide open and heavily accessorized.
    • He also foils Polnareff, being the calm, collected, and strategic guy, as opposed to the latter's reckless and hot-blooded personality.
  • Foreshadowing: His Stand, Hierophant Green, has a target on its stomach. Kakyoin meets his demise at the hands of DIO by having a hole punched through him there.
  • The Greatest Story Never Told: Thanks to Death Thirteen's amnesia powers only him and Mannish Boy remember their fight.
  • Gemstone Assault: Emerald Splash appears to fire a stream of green gems at his target (though it's actually a solidified fluid secreted by Hierophant Green).
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has scars across his eyes, product of being attacked by N'Doul. After his eyesight is mostly recovered, he also starts to wear sunglasses, to protect his eyes from light.
  • The Heart: He's the most sensible and calm of the group and constantly tries to prevent the others from taking rash decisions (see him trying to stop the others from kicking villagers during the ZZ Top fight).
  • Heel–Face Turn: Joins the heroes on their journey after having tried to kill Jotaro, mainly because he was only brainwashed into becoming evil.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Type B. He was motivated to join the Crusaders out of both his desperation to have connections with fellow Stand users, and his search for redemption, after he sucked up to DIO exactly for the former reason.
  • I Hate Past Me: He straight-up despises the person he was before he met the Crusaders, referring to his past self as a "pathetic lurker".
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His death at DIO's hands: he gets punched right through his stomach, leaving a gaping hole.
  • Ironic Echo: A lover of this trope, indeed.
    • During the J. Geil fight, in one of the few moments of rage Kakyoin has, Polnareff says he shouldn't just yell threats at the enemy, and instead he should "say something powerful". Later on, Polnareff himself has an outburst of rage... to which Kakyoin responds with the exact same logic.
    • In the Death 13 fight, the enemy Stand had a habit of saying "lali-ho!" to taunt its opponents, when things went its way. During Kakyoin and Death 13's last encounter, the former quips the exact same phrase, through his own Stand.
      Death 13 (thinking it just won): Lali... ho?
      Hierophant Green: Lali-ho.
    • Again in that fight, Death 13 taunts Kakyoin saying that "even if [it is] a baby, [it] can still snap [Kakyoin's] neck". Again, in their final showdown, the latter repeats the Stand's words.
    • During D'Arby the Player, Telence D'Arby answered "you don't need to know" to a couple of Joseph's questions about where the group was. Kakyoin threw that right back at the enemy when, after asked if he was familiar with F-Mega, he answered "you don't need to know".
  • It's Personal: As Kakyoin himself makes it clear during D'Arby The Player, he joined the Joestar group because he seeks self-redemption for having bowed down to a man like DIO — and also for feeling like he owed his freedom to Jotaro.
  • Kick the Dog: To prove himself a part of DIO's Junior League of Evil, Brainwashed-Kakyoin's first action was to force a nurse to rip out a few students' eyes.
  • Killed Off for Real: Which carries over into the fighting game; apparently, Kakyoin is destined to die no matter the circumstances.
  • Knows the Ropes: Hierophant Green can stretch itself out into ropes, giving Kakyoin more control over the battlefield than any of the other heroes (except Iggy when he's in the desert). The best example of this is probably when he lures DIO into a Hierophant Green web of tripwires that fire off Emerald Splashes whenever they're touched.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Sort of. While evil, Kakyoin forced a nurse to rip out some helpless student's eyes; fast forward to Egypt, and N'Doul almost fatally blinds him.
  • Last Breath Bullet: And wasn't even aimed at DIO, but still proved pivotal in defeating him.
  • Last-Name Basis: After his introduction, the cast only calls him Kakyoin.
  • The Lancer: Becomes this to Jotaro after Jotaro saves him from DIO's flesh bud.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: After DIO shows that he can counter Emerald Splash without even using his Stand, Kakyoin traps DIO in a web of Hierophant Green's tentacles and unloads Emerald Splash on him from every angle in an attempt to either kill him or force him to bring out his Stand and demonstrate its ability. Subverted when DIO retaliates by punching a hole in Kakyoin's chest and vanishing from the web at the same time... then double subverted when Kakyoin is able to deduce its ability anyway and pass on the information to Joseph before he dies.
  • Likes Older Women: Zig-zagged. He briefly mentioned that Jotaro's mother was the type he feels at ease around, but JoJo fans made a huge deal out of this.
  • Might Makes Right: While under DIO's influence, Kakyoin responds to Jotaro's statement that even a Jerkass like himself knows what evil is like by stating that history is written by the winners, and thus it is the defeated who are truly evil. Jotaro then throws that statement back in Kakyoin's face (via a flurry of punches).
  • Mr. Fanservice: Aside from having Bishounen looks, he has a borderline hourglass figure, and his pajamas expose his cleavage. Even lampshaded In-Universe, where a man in India finds him handsome and offers to sell him a tattoo since he believes he'll look good in one.
  • My Fist Forgives You: Does this after Polnareff acknowledges that he let his desire for revenge overwhelm him during the Hanged Man fight, currently the page image.
  • Nerves of Steel: Kakyoin always stays calm and reliable no matter how pear-shaped the situation is. He's even able to keep his cool while dying, and deduce the power of DIO's Stand at the same time.
  • Nested Ownership: When he was evil, Kakyoin used his Stand to turn people into his puppets, while at the same time, Kakyoin himself was just a mere puppet of DIO.
  • New Transfer Student: How he's first introduced, and to make it obvious that he would fight Jotaro. It also justifies his green gakuran as opposed to Jotaro's black.
  • Nice Guy: Probably the most outwardly nice member of Team JoJo.
  • Obviously Evil: When he was brainwashed.
  • Odd Name Out: He’s neither a Joestar, nor does he follow the Musical Theme Naming.
  • Only Sane Man: Comes across as this during Avdol's absence, since he becomes the only one who's sensible enough not to go around beating everyone up. This is mostly seen during the Wheel of Fortune arc, where everyone agrees on the idea of punching anyone who looked like the Stand user... except Kakyoin, who tries to stop them.
  • Out of Focus: He's set up as the Deuteragonist of Part 3, but this role gets taken over by Polnareff early on. He's also Put on a Bus for about a quarter of the series once they get to Cairo. Fortunately, he comes Back for the Finale, and ends up playing a vital role in the battle with DIO.
  • Put on a Bus: Is in the hospital for the majority of the Egypt arc due to N'Doul.
    • The Bus Came Back: He recovers from his hospitalization by the time Iggy leads the group to DIO's mansion.
  • Puppeteer Parasite: One of Hierophant Green’s abilities is to possess people by having the Stand enter their bodies. As Kakyoin’s moral compass clashes directly with this, he resorts to using it only as a desperate measure after he joins the Crusaders.
    • He himself ends up being a victim of this kind of power, since DIO’s fleshbuds altered his normally sensible and sympathetic personality to make him a completely amoral killer.
  • Recurring Element: To the Zeppeli bloodline. He fits all of the criteria from sacrificing his life to give the hero the clue needed to defeat the Big Bad to having his good ending being dying, even in non-canon works and adaptations.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Zig-zagged with Jotaro. While they both keep a cool aura most of the time, Jotaro is normally very aggressive and gets physical most of the time, and Kakyoin is more calm and sensible, preferring taking a strategic approach. This was seen in the Lovers fight, where Jotaro was perfectly willing to punch Steely Dan right away, but Kakyoin's Hierophant Green literally held Star Platinum's arm to stop him.
    • He's also the blue to Polnareff's red, as heavily showcased during the Hanged Man fight, when Kakyoin stopped Polnareff from going headfirst into battle without even knowing what J. Geil's power was.
  • Redhead In Green: In quite a few artworks and in the anime.
  • School Uniforms Are the New Black: Kakyoin is unusually attached to his school uniform - he even sunbathes in it.
  • Shared Family Quirks: In the anime at least, a flashback shows his mother has the same curly side-bang as he does.
  • The Smart Guy: He shares this role with Avdol, though Kakyoin has more chances to show it off. He's calm, collected, and analytical. A number of his fights has him analyze and go for the best course of action (Death Thirteen, Hanged Man, Lovers). It's even used for comedy like when the Crusaders accost the patrons at a tea-house to find out which one's ZZ while Kakyoin is the only one yelling at them to stop attacking innocent people.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": His surname's romaji is meant to have extended vowels; "Kakyouin" is the proper way to render it.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: When Old Joseph is teaching hand signals for scuba diving, Polnareff shows off a bizarre hand signal of his own. Kakyoin immediately recognizes it as something vulgar, and the two high-five.
    Kakyoin: (after watching the hand signal) I can see your underwear.
    Polnareff: YEAH!
    Joseph: We're under attack and could die at any moment! Quit fucking around and let's go!
  • Stripperific: Not him, but his stand, Hierophant Green, exposes a lot of what would be "skin", and wears a thong and Zettai Ryouiki.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Hierophant card represents intelligence, leadership, guidance, education and tradition — which are all aspects present in Kakyoin's characterisation. He's a honor student that respects rules and traditions (to the point of acting like a local would, in Hong Kong), and presents multiple characteristics that belong to a leader, despite not formally being the leader of the Crusaders. He also guides Polnareff throughout the Hanged Man fight, while also showing his intelligence in battle.
    • He also presents traits of the reversed Hierophant in some situations, namely submission (when he surrendered to DIO, and later on despised this kind of behavior from himself) and stubbornness (as his refusal in doing what he doesn’t feel like doing ultimately led him to get dangerously close to being blinded)
  • Transfer Student Uniforms: He introduces himself to Jotaro in the second episode as a transfer student — which explains his green uniform in contrast to the standard black at Jotaro's high school.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cherries. He has the habit of sticking out his tongue and rolling the fruit around on it before eating it. He's also got a pair of cherry themed earrings, and his standard color palette resembles a cherry in a certain way (pinkish-red hair and a green uniform).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Polnareff. Kakyoin is constantly very rude to the former, as a way to tell Polnareff off on his Captain Obvious moments and frequent recklessness while in battle, but at the end of the day, they're close friends. I mean, would this handshake be performed by two mortal enemies?
  • Weak, but Skilled: His stand is not fit for physical combat at all, and its abilities are much more basic then someone like Avdol or Iggy. However, his intelligence combined with his surprisingly cunning nature, allow him to fight and win by using tricks and strategies like Joseph of part 2 would have used.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: He won't hurt Mannish Boy because he's a baby, but that doesn't mean that Kakyoin will let him be a Karma Houdini.
  • Written by the Winners: When he's brainwashed, he justifies his evil by saying that since he's going to win, history will make him into a hero. Jotaro shuts him up.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair: Shows up as brown in the OVAs and red in All-Star Battle but is properly pink in the anime.
  • Younger Than They Look: As standard for JoJo characters, his facial structure and muscular body resemble those of an adult, and he's more rational than the actual adults in the party, but he's in fact only 17 years old.
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    Jean-Pierre Polnareff 

Jean-Pierre Polnareff (Stand: Silver Chariot)

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    Iggy 

Iggy (Stand: The Fool)

Voiced by: Misato Fukuen (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Shigeru Chiba (All-Star Battle) (Japanese), Derek Stephen Prince (TV anime) (English)

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Good grief... I can't let a kid who likes dogs get hurt!

A Boston terrier granted some degree of sentience following the acquisition of his stand. He is named after Iggy Pop. He is a haughty and rude dog and sees humans as monsters for how badly they treated him. Over the course of the story, he begins to make friends with the crew, and resolves to take down DIO with the gang.

His stand, the Fool, has the ability to shape-shift sand into a variety of objects, such as a hang glider. In the desert, Iggy always has a tactical advantage.


  • Accidental Hero: Twice. He accidentally saves the heroes' group from Oingo and Boingo and later Jotaro and Polnareff from Anubis. Although, in the anime at least, his reactions afterwards imply that he is saving them on purpose.
  • Action Pet: A dog that can manipulate sand.
  • Actually a Doombot: A rare heroic example: Iggy's disembodied head is seen flying off after Pet Shop's attack, but it was actually just a sand-clone.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The anime adds many filler scenes with him as a protagonist.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Subverted in the anime. Iggy looks like he's going to die from his wounds after his first fight alone (with what looks like Really Dead Montage), but the kid he rescued from Pet Shop and a Speedwagon Foundation doctor save him.
  • All Dogs Are Purebred: He's by all appearances a purebred Boston terrier, despite coming from the streets. Later justified, because before living on the streets, he was a pure breed with a certificate which was bought by by a rich man.
  • Anti-Hero: A rare case for a dog character, Iggy is selfish, rude, anti-social, and very apathetic about the cause of the Crusaders. It takes Iggy losing his leg in the fight against Pet Shop to give him a personal reason to stop DIO.
  • Badass Adorable: Once Art Evolution kicks in during the Pet Shop fight.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Iggy's favorite things to chew on are coffee-flavored gum and human hair.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Implied to be this towards other dogs, given his "dumb dog routine" in front of Pet Shop.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He could easily track down and take down N'Doul with his strong sense of smell and control of sand all while being in the middle of a desert, but he ignored the fight in favor of napping before Jotaro "persuaded" him.
  • Brooklyn Rage: Derek Stephen Prince's approach to Iggy's voice in the anime is apparently inspired by Iggy's New York origins.
  • The Casanova: It's heavily implied he made full use of his King of Dogs title, as one of his flashbacks in the anime shows two female dogs lounging and fawning on his throne of crates with him on top.
  • Conscience Makes You Go Back: He was more then content to leave the boy who owned the dogs that Pet Shop killed to his fate, but ultimately doesn't have it in him to let a dog lover die and comes to his rescue.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Depending on the version, either cut in half or kicked to death.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Of the sand-manipulating variety.
  • The Drag-Along: He couldn't care less about the Joestars' mission or DIO's business. The only reason he ended up with the team was because they lured him in with his Trademark Favorite Food.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Saving Polnareff from certain death has to count, since Polnareff immediately dishes out a Curb-Stomp Battle to Vanilla Ice and avenges Iggy.
  • Friend to All Children: While he had a fight over doing so, Iggy risks his life to save a child from Pet Shop.
  • Funny Animal Anatomy: Post Art Evolution, Iggy's face looks remarkably human-like for a dog. Also, interestingly, throughout his entire appearance, Iggy's nose looks more akin to a cat's nose than a dog's.
  • Gass Hole: He likes clinging to people's faces and farting on them.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Blink and you miss it, but after rescuing Polnareff, he gives him a small smile before succumbing to his injuries.
  • Gonk: When he was first introduced, he looked rather ugly for a dog. As the series progressed, however, he developed more human-like facial features.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Courtesy of Vanilla Ice in the OVA.
  • Heroic Dog: Despite his anti-social behavior.
  • Heroic Neutral: All he wants is to live a peaceful life, and get a cute doggy girlfriend.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dies battling against Vanilla Ice in order to save Polnareff.
  • Intangibility: As The Fool is made from sand, it can phase around melee attacks, including those from Stands.
  • Intellectual Animal: A recurring trait of the animals with Stand powers. This is demonstrated by the intricate sand constructions he is capable of creating, including an almost perfect DIO duplicate, despite having never seen DIO.
  • Ironic Nickname: His Stand's name is The Fool, but going by the meaning of that card in the Tarot deck, it represents unpredictability, among other things. Polnareff, being... Polnareff, thought someone with the Fool for a Stand must be a "similar" dunce.
    • That actually sort of applies anyway; according to Jotaro and Avdol, the Fool stand is more powerful when wielded by a weak user.
  • It's All About Me: Initially, he would rather sleep than save the gang from an assassin; eventually he grows out of this and sees them as friends and comrades worth fighting for.
  • Jabba Table Manners: While he has an excuse (being a dog), he doesn't bother removing the wrapping paper from his beloved packets of coffee gum before taking a big bite out of them, to Avdol's disgust.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He spends most of his time with the Crusaders refusing to help them in any way. However, he remarks that he has no reason to be loyal to his companions, as he was taken to Egypt against his will and forced into their conflict against DIO and his minions.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The meanest and most anti-social Boston Terrier you will ever meet, but he isn't cold enough to abandon a friend or dog-lover. He also sacrifices himself to save Polnareff, which is a far cry from his initial attitude when he was first introduced.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: Forced to bite his own forefoot off in the fight with Pet Shop.
  • Made of Iron: Averted. Every time Iggy is injured, it has lasting consequences. In the anime, his death is caused by getting beaten up by normal human strength.
  • Mister Muffykins: He's a Boston Terrier, after all.
  • The Napoleon: The smallest of the Crusaders, and is not shy about ripping one's hair apart when in a bad mood, which is often.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: When he sees Pet Shop kill two local dogs that wandered into the courtyard of Dio's mansion, he quickly feigns ignorance so the bird wouldn't attack him. But when the owner soon came along looking for said dogs and was nearly attacked by Pet Shop, Iggy comes to the boy's rescue and saves him, but outs himself as a Stand user to Pet Shop and nearly dies in the ensuing fight. Though the boy later saves him from drowning after Pet Shop is defeated. So, hey, good karma.
  • Personality Powers: The classic mix of rock-based powers and a rock-headed personality. His Stand's ability to phase through attacks, therefore not fully participating in a battle, also reflects his mindset of seeing fights as a hassle.
  • Pokémon Speak: Some of the sounds he makes during the anime sound suspiciously like his name.
  • Progressively Prettier: Iggy's face when first introduced was rather far into the Uncanny Valley, basically being a realistic dog's face with creepy, proportionally-oversized human eyes. He also tended to drool with his tongue sticking out and casting a Thousand-Yard Stare. When fighting Pet Shop, his face and range of expressions become more uniformly human, but also more stylized. Perhaps it was so Araki would have an easier time conveying what Iggy was feeling during that battle. The blatant difference has become a staple of his character: In the Heritage for the Future fighting game, his "child" form while in Sethan's thrall is simply himself pre-Art Evolution. "Ugly" Iggy is his only alternate costume in All-Star Battle. In the anime, he starts out pre-Art Evolution and subtly changes design every episode until he matches his post-Pet Shop fight one.
  • Shout-Out: He's named after Iggy Pop, and his Stand is called The Fool.
  • Sixth Ranger: Only joins the team once they're already in Egypt, near the end of their journey.
  • Spanner in the Works: Often plays this role, appropriately enough for a character representing the Fool card. Heck he's even the one that leads the others to Dio's mansion after having stumbled on it completely by accident.
  • Squishy Wizard: Despite having the power of a Stand, he is still just a dog physically. Once incapacitated, Vanilla Ice kills him with a few hard kicks to the chest, something the other Crusaders could have survived.
  • Suddenly Voiced: For the most part, Iggy acts like a dog would: He just barks. But when there's no humans around, he's suddenly talking like a talking dog, moving his jaws and all. There's a reason he has voice actors early on this entry.
    • The anime explains this as the audience being able to hear and see his inner monologue as speech.
  • Team Pet: The only animal member of the group, but he's just as much of a member as anyone else.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: The Fool has one glaring weakness: It only works on sand. However, Joseph has Iggy called in specifically because their enemies are in Egypt, which is all but covered in the stuff, giving an otherwise useless Stand a chance to shine.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Coffee-flavored bubble gum.
  • Uplifted Animal: He has human intelligence thanks to gaining a Stand, though he's still unable to speak.
  • Weak, but Skilled: While Iggy is proficient at using the Fool, it's not the most durable of Stands since it's made of sand and can easily be shattered by a strong enough force. He could barely hold off Pet Shop in their fight and spent most of it running away.

Allies

    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.


  • 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: Oh yeah. So much she can come off as a Womanchild.
  • Doting Parent: Bordering on My Beloved Smother, at least in Jotaro's opinion.
  • Genki Girl: She's pretty 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 general cheerful and ditzy disposition is reminiscent of her mother in her youth.
  • Meaningful Name: She is often called "Seiko" by the local Japanese citizens. She explains to her father that because her name is "Holly", it can be written as "Holy" (聖なる), which is read as "seinaru".
  • Ms. Fanservice: One of Kakyoin's thoughts of Holly strangely has her naked as she's entwined by her stand.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: She doesn't look (or act) at all like a woman in her 40s.
  • Nice Girl: Indeed, and a plot point toward Kakyoin's Heel–Face Turn.
  • Open-Minded Parent: Doesn't seem to mind her son's behavior much at all, referring to him as a sweet kid and being amused at being called a bitch.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spoiled Sweet: She's coddled a lot by Joseph, much to Jotaro's current irritation.
  • Stacy's Mom: Mostly invoked by the fanbase, who made it so Kakyoin looks like he’s all over her.
  • 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.
  • Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Even after Jotaro called her an annoying bitch, she still kept hugging his arm.
  • 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.


  • 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.
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    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 that tags along with the heroes, while being a minor annoyance in their travels.


  • Adaptation Expansion: When she is sent back to Hong Kong after the fight with ZZ, all that consists of that moment is a brief mention in a single panel in the manga which some may easily miss and wonder what happened to her as she completely disappears afterwards. In the TV anime, a proper farewell of her boarding and flying on a plane was added, along with a notably mature lecture given by Joseph on their mission and why she can't come along with them.
  • Ambiguously Brown: The anime gives her a noticeably dark skin and something resembling black facial features, but her nationality is never stated.
  • 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 chase them.
  • 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".
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the bait.
  • Vague Age: She's likely a teen, as her shower scene reveals she is already significantly developed, but her exact age is otherwise hard to know.

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Terence 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 (Hol Horse, Oingo Boingo Brothers, and Steely Dan) and some just want cheap thrills (Alessi, J. Geil, 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'Dhoul, Mariah, Pet Shop, 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.

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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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 Grey, 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 pass off as an innocent old man.
  • Karmic Death: His favorite method of murder was ripping out peoples' tongues. Kakyoin kills him by ripping out his tongue.
  • Kick the Dog: As a part of DIO's Legion of Doom, he's contractually obligated to do this. He kills a whole row of passengers just because he could.
  • Large Ham: His Famous Last Words were nothing but pure ham.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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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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 and 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 deep as a Japanese voice 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.
  • 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; good thing he fell for Jotaro's Batman Gambit.
  • Nice Hat: His Captain's hat.
  • No Name Given: He's not the real Captain Teneille. 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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A sapient orangutan. His Stand is a freighter ship; he can control every single part of it. 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 here, instead of being defeated, he redoubles his efforts at containing Jotaro and is only stopped by a sneak attack from Polnareff.
  • Berserk Button: His intelligence being insulted.
  • Badass Longcoat: After revealing himself, Forever begins wearing a captain's coat.
  • 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.
  • Genius Loci: Strength takes the form of a freighter which Forever can control in any way he pleases, from controlling some hooks to making the Stand absorb people into itself, to allowing Forever to fuse into the Stand itself.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Smokes a captain's pipe after The Reveal.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Forever started off his attempt to kill Team Joestar by pretending to be a normal orangutan, 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.
  • Intellectual Animal: He shows off to Jotaro by solving a Rubik's Cube in what is presumably less than two minutes.
  • Kick the Dog: In the Manga and TV anime, he brutally kills a group of sailors that accompanied the main characters. In the OVA, he killed a pair of Speedwagon Foundation pilots who'd ended up with the Crusaders.
  • 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. The creepiest thing is that this actually isn't too unusual for wild orangutans in real life.
  • Nice Hat: His Admiral's hat, which he wears after The Reveal.
  • 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 returns to its original form — a small, derelict yacht.
  • Tarot Motifs: The Strength card symbolizes primal nature and hidden potential. Forever is the first non-human Stand user to be shown in the series, and as such, nobody expected it out of him. Its ability also fits the "hidden potential".
  • Uplifted Animal: He has human intelligence thanks to gaining a Stand.
  • Villains Want Mercy: After Jotaro overpowers Strength, Forever begs for mercy. 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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A 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, allows him to grow stronger with grudges.


  • Ax-Crazy: Especially as a Creepy Doll.
  • Badass Longcoat
  • 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 his Creepy Doll.
  • Blade on a Stick
  • 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.
  • Creepy Doll: His Stand uses this as its weapon.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Polnareff 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.
  • 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.
  • Eye Scream: Polnaraff cuts out his eye... Just as Planned.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Many, many scars. All of them the result of him goading his targets into attacking him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: See Synchronization below.
  • Kick the Dog: He cuts a bellboy's face off. Granted, he is an assassin who needs to keep his identity a secret, but he enjoyed it way too much.
  • Magical Native American: Looks the part. Not enough is seen of him to judge about the personality, though.
  • Psycho for Hire: It even mentions that he has been hired by governments, military officers, Mafia, and other organizations prior to DIO.
  • Power Of Hate: His stand is powered by anger at those who have wounded him.
  • Puppet Fighter: In the Capcom fighting game, his doll can be controlled separately from him, switching between the two with a press of the stand button. This also means that while the doll is being controlled, Devo himself is completely helpless.
  • Refrigerator Ambush: Shockingly enough, played seriously. He attempts one on Polnareff, who quickly notices the odd cans and bottles left in plain sight and asks Devo to reveal himself.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: How his power essentially works.
  • Sadist: It helps when your power involves being hit.
  • 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.

    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 him. His odd behaviors and antagonistic attitude eventually give him away.


  • 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 more than the people he copies.
  • 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 that Jotaro had never noticed despite having traveled with him for a while.
  • 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.
  • Drama-Preserving Handicap: His 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.
  • Dub Name Change: Heritage for the Future changed it to Robber Soul, which is still a Meaningful Name.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Well, his Stand is.
  • Gratuitous English: DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
  • 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.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: You would not blame Rubber Soul (disguised as Kakyoin) for beating down a pickpocket who attempted to snag Kakyoin's wallet, even if his comeuppance is a bit excessive.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: His narcissism makes Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs to the face rather fitting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Jotaro thought his broken nose or jaw wasn't enough.
  • 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.
  • Palette Swap: Is one of Kakyoin in the Capcom fighting game.
  • Smug Snake: He’s obnoxiously overconfident in his abilities, to the point where he deliberately goads Jotaro into a fight rather than using his disguise to gather intel or sabotage the Crusaders.
  • 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: Is shown using his stand to transform into Kakyoin and an unnamed woman.
  • 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 and Eyes of Heaven), Hochu Otsuka (All-Star Battle), Keiichi Nanba (CD drama), Norio Wakamoto (OVA), Yoshito Yasuhara (Heritage for the Future video game), Roger Jackson (OVA), Imari Williams (TV Anime) (English)

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An ambitious gunslinger mercenary of DIO's. 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 gun. It can shoot bullets. Bullets which he can actually direct in flight.


  • Alliterative Name: Hol Horse.
  • 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 what's going on, fully exposing Enya's guise after he was catching on.
  • Badass Biker: In the OVA's he trades in all the animals he rode for a kickass motorcycle.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    "I'm proud to say I'm a gentleman, and a proper gentleman at that. Cuz 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 defeating himself quite spectacularly with the Crusaders none the wiser he was even there.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 after finding him too similar to Polnareff.
  • Gratuitous English: His English sucks in the 2014 Anime.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: After his first appearance, he's practically treated as a minor nuisance and a Butt-Monkey.
  • The Gunslinger: Unfortunately, he can't hit a damn thing.
  • Hero Killer: Almost. He manages to shoot Avdol, and he's believed dead, but, he actually survives and takes the opportunity to fake his death so as to assist the rest of the team from afar without the bad guys' suspicion.
  • 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 got hit with this twice (first time courtesy of Enya but he barely managed to avoid getting 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.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Hol Horse's Stand can control the bullets from his gun.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Is one of the most incompetent stand users hired by DIO, along with Oingo and Boingo.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: Sympathetic moments aside, Hol Horse goes out of his way to viciously taunt Polnareff and friends.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: One of the few times he's actually threatening is when he unceremoniously blows off the ear of a rude Jerkass who took his cab and went out of his way to mock Hol Horse about taking his cab.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: A big part of it 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 any other of DIO's 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.
  • 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.
  • Number Two: Explicitly calls himself this kind of person, preferring to let his partner take charge while he backs them up and then abandon them the moment things go bad.
  • 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.
  • Revolvers Are Just Better: The form of his Stand. 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 jewerly as a result. Turns out that there was a deadly scorpion hiding in her scarf.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Emperor actually has a B in destructive power, outdoing both combat stands Hierophant Green and Silver Chariot. 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 an effective Hero Killer, 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.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Although he makes an exception once.

    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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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 will stab you from them. Its true form is a small spark of light that had to physically jump from reflection to reflection.


  • Asshole Victim: There wasn't a single teary eye among the fandom when Polnareff offed this filthy coward.
  • Assist Character: Hanged Man is one to Hol Horse in multiple video game adaptations.
  • Ax-Crazy Easily one of DIO's more violently deranged followers.
  • Bald of Evil: 100% bald, 100% evil.
  • Batman Gambit: His plan to kill Polnareff hinges on manipulating off his desire for revenge and tricking him into making mistakes.
  • Dirty Coward: Immediately begs for his life after spending the fight mocking Polnareff for the death of his sister and friend.
  • Dub Name Change: To Centerfold in the West, a reference to the song of the same name by The J. Geil's Band. Copyright issues made his original name unusable in the dub. While the original Japanese sub keeps it intact, fansubs and the official subtitles try to maintain continuity by calling him "Centerfold" despite the fact the audio clearly has his name spoken as "J. Geil".
  • Even Evil Can Be Loved: Despite being one of the vilest individuals in the franchise (arguably tied with Angelo from part 4 and Cioccolata from Part 5) his mother Enya loved him enough to become totally distraught over his death and go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge as a result.
  • 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, including telling how he murdered Polnareff's sister.
  • 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 Michael Berryman.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Resembled DIO in his youth and was quite muscular; now he's very bald and is hardly seen standing up.
  • Hate Sink: He's one of the least sympathetic characters in the entire series, being just a Smug Snake and a Serial Rapist on teens, which makes it all the more satisfying when Polnareff turns him into a Human Pincushion.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In the Back: His favored assassination method.
  • Jerkass: The most sadistic of DIO's men.
  • Karmic Death: 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.
  • 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.
  • Knife Nut: The Hanged Man is armed with a wrist dagger while J. Geil himself keeps a dagger on his person.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Is killed by the brother of a woman he raped and murdered.
  • 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.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: 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.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: He has very tiny pupils, which normally aren't seen giving him the unnerving appearance of plain white eyes.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Bears a striking resemblance to horror movie actor Michael Berryman.
  • No Name Given: We never find out what the "J" stands for. It's "John" for the real-life J. Geils, so it might be that.
  • Obviously Evil: When fully revealed that is. After all, his appearance is based on Michael Berryman who is a famous villain actor.
  • 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.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He raped Polnareff's sister before killing her, and she is just one of his many victims.
  • Red Right Hand: In this case, a left hand shaped like a right hand, likely a birth defect.
  • 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 one, just made worse after meeting DIO.
  • Shout-Out: Besides from his obvious name, his sadistic character and psychopathic nature makes him very similar to a Slasher Horror movie villain.
  • Smug Snake: A rather monstrous one.
  • 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 sends him off to hell.
  • Tongue Trauma: Polnareff's finishing blow has Silver Chariot's rapier pierce through J. Geil's tongue.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: In the English version of All-Star Battle, he's called Centerfold. Actually pretty clever, since that's the most popular song of the J. Geils Band.
  • 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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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, big-headed, 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 

ZZ (Stand: Wheel of Fortune)

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

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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.


  • All There in the Manual: His name comes from supplementary materials; his name isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • Badass Driver
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gonk: With his unusual hairstyle, scrawny body, and disproportionately beefy arms, he's quite an odd-looking fellow.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: His beefy arms stand in stark contrast to the rest of his body; in the design book JOJOVELLER, Araki admitted that he was designed explicitly to make that single joke.
  • One-Winged Angel: He is able to transform his stand in 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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Mother of J. Geil and one of DIO's more loyal followers. She is named after Enya.

Her stand, Justice, can control dead bodies by inhabiting them with a strange mist-like substance.


  • Affably Evil: Only with her son and DIO though.
  • 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?: Her reaction to DIO having her disposed of.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Kick the Dog: Actually, Enya mixes things up: she pointlessly tortures a cat instead! A welcome departure from all the dog murder, wouldn't you say?
  • Large Ham: She likes to talk about the power of her Stand, that's for sure.
  • 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: Same as her son.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Nena and ZZ fail to bring down Polnareff & Co., she decides she has to avenge her son herself.
  • 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 is heavily implied much of DIO's knowledge of the stands 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 Stone Ocean Downer Ending. Which is pretty impressive, as she was only a Climax Boss.
  • Skull for a Head: Part of Justice's appearance.
  • 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.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: She controls a localized one 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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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 kebab 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.

Don't confuse with Daniel D'Arby.


  • Bishōnen: It fits his arcana, though he's far more unpleasant than he looks.
  • The Bully: He's basically a high school 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 invincible, only to beg 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" entirely silent, implying that Jotaro killed him or at least knocked him out before the launch.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • Hate Sink: Nothing redeeming about him except the sight of what was coming to him. Practically every second is dedicated to making him as loathsome as possible, making his No-Holds-Barred Beatdown 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.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass Victim: He gets a well-deserved beatdown from Jotaro for all his crimes. See No-Holds-Barred Beatdown for more details.
  • 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 outta him.
  • Me's a Crowd: The Lovers can used dead tissue to make copies of itself.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: A very satisfying one to boot given all the crap he put Jotaro through once his stand is beaten. So much so that three pages are dedicated to him getting the stuffing beaten out of him by Star Platinum before he's sent flying into a wall (20 seconds in the anime version).
  • 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.
  • Stupid Evil: His stand is weak but extremely useful... but rather than use it effectively Dan prefers to bully and humiliate his opponents incessantly for his own amusement, secure in the knowledge that they won't retaliate. When Jotaro is able to fight him back 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.
  • 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 receive 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.
  • 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.
  • 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" and Dan has absolutely no redeeming features to his name.

    Arabia Fats 

Arabia Fats (Stand: Sun)

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

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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...
  • 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.
  • 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: No, really?!
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)

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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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 pin to stop a scorpion and even smokes.
  • Bonus Boss: Death Thirteen in the Capcom fighting game.
  • Brainy Baby: Due to his Stand, he has the mind of an evil genius, although he pretends to be an ordinary baby when others are around.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Pretends to be a cute baby when he's really a murderous sadist.
  • Dream Weaver: Basically the Stand version of Freddy Krueger.
  • Enfant Terrible: An 11-month-old baby who smokes and has fangs.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He has vampiric fangs, despite apparently not being a vampire. Don't think they are Cute Little Fangs.
  • Gaslighting: After Kakyoin starts to get suspicious of him, he messes with Kakyoin in order to get the others focused on him.
  • Goo Goo Godlike: Not many infants have Stands, after all.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • No Name Given: His name comes from supplementary materials and isn't revealed in the manga proper.
  • 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.
  • Psycho for Hire: Seriously, where does DIO find these people?
  • Revenge Is a Dish Best Served: Since he's a baby, he isn't physically punished like other villains. Instead, Kakyoin spikes his baby food with his own stool.
  • Sadist: Again, where did DIO find this guy?
  • Sinister Scythe: Death Thirteen uses one 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.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Attacking Kakyoin in his dream while the Main Characters are on a plane nearly ended up crashing and killing all of them. Keep in mind his Stand is only active in dreams and he wasn't intending to die with them.
  • 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.
  • Verbal Tic: "Lali-ho!"
  • 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.
  • Your Mind Makes It Real: Mannish Boy is just an eleven month-old infant (with fangs), so instead of fighting directly, he kills people in their dreams.

    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 Mann (TV anime) (English)

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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.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Judgement's power is to animate the earth to apparently fulfill a victim's wishes.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Of the dirt variety, using it to build his golems.
  • 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 ahows 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 Arrival: The Cherie zombie is born without any clothes on. She has scraggly Godiva Hair to hide her lady parts. Let's hope that doesn't mean she 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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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.
  • Ascended Extra: Between the manga and the Capcom fighting game.
  • 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.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: She's the final obstacle the heroes have to face before arriving in Egypt.
  • 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, etc.).
  • 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.
  • 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 the games are basically Yukako Yamagishi dyed with purple hair.
  • 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.
  • 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

    In General 
Nine members of DIO's inner circle, all of whom are loyal to his cause.
  • Adapted Out: With the exceptions of N'Doul and Daniel D'arby, they are completely removed from the OVA adaptation.
  • Plot Hole: The Speedwagon Foundation scouted out nine mysterious people who are heavily implied to be these Stand users. However, two of the Gods — Anubis and Pet Shop — aren't humannote , and Boingo is too short to be recognizable as any of the figures shown. The anime attempts to rectify the lattermost hole with a unique scene where nine cloaked figures leave DIO's mansion and one of the people is as short as Boingo, though.
  • Praetorian Guard: Including the members of his household, they serve as the most elite of DIO's followers when the Crusaders finally set foot in Egypt.
  • Theme Naming: Their stands are all named after deities from Egyptian Mythology.
  • Undying Loyalty: A vast majority of the tarot-themed enemies were all just looking to get a paycheck. These guys aside from Alessi and Boingo are genuinely loyal to DIO.

    N'Doul 

N'Doul (Stand: Geb)

Voiced by: Kentaro Ito (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Koji Tanaka (OVA), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Unknown (OVA), Greg Chun (TV Anime) (English)

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A blind stand user. He is named after Senegalese soul singer Youssou N'Dour.

His stand, Geb, has the ability to control water and shoot it at high speeds, capable of severing flesh and bone.


  • Ambiguously Gay: If his admiration for DIO's beauty is a hint.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: His dying moments were portrayed in a tragic light, so much so that Jotaro decides to honour him with a proper burial.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: His motivation behind working for DIO was because DIO accepted him.
  • Better to Die than Be Killed: He takes his own life knowing DIO would probably kill him anyway, explaining that it's better to die by one's own hand than to die at the hands of someone whom they admire.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He doesn't hesitate to admit that he and DIO are evil.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He manages to take Avdol and Kakyoin out of commission easily, with only a small, if severe, burn to show for it.
  • Dub Name Change: N'Doul almost always appears instead of N'Dour.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He seemed rather appalled when he found out that Jotaro threw Iggy, a dog, at him.
    N'Doul: What kind of person is he? Throwing a dog...
    • Though not word-by-word, the English dub still has him show disbelief at the prospect of Jotaro throwing Iggy.
      N'Doul: I can't believe it! He actually threw the dog...
  • Freudian Excuse: As a stand user, he struggled to live as a normal person and felt like he was shunned and ostracised by society. His loyalty to DIO was because he was the only one who accepted him for who he was.
  • Glass Cannon: Geb is extremely dangerous and with the desert it makes it hard to track and watch. However N'Doul himself is defeated with a single hit from Star Platinum.
    • It's taken to a further extreme in Herritage for the Future, where N'Doul is a bonus level boss that can deal some nasty damage if one makes the mistake of allowing him to do so, but if one reaches to the place he sits, he will go down to the lightest of jabs as long as it hits low.
  • Handicapped Badass: He's blind, but he is easily one of the most dangerous stand users the group encounters, and easily the deadliest encountered up to that point. He knocks out Kakyoin and Avdol and has the others at his mercy until Jotaro forced Iggy to get involved. Even then Jotaro got very lucky.
  • Kick the Dog: He violently kills two Speedwagon Foundation Helicopter pilots after they'd supplied the heroes, and were flying away.
  • Making a Splash: Geb can manipulate water, turning it into a pretty nasty weapon.
  • More Than Mind Control: He sees DIO as a savior for the bad guys.
  • Noble Demon: Jotaro notes him to be this. Despite his ruthless nature, he is still loyal to his master to the very end.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": It's either N'Doul or N'Dour, though the former is more common.
  • Undying Loyalty: To DIO, so much so that he would rather kill himself than betray him.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: As the first of the Nine Egypt Glory Gods the gang faces, N'Doul being able to take out two of them quickly shows how much more dangerous future enemies will be in comparison to the ones they had faced before.
  • Wolverine Claws: When Geb manifests as a hand with weaponized Femme Fatalons, it can do quite a bit of damage.
  • Worthy Opponent: Jotaro is impressed that N'Doul is able to knock his hat off of his head - which he mentions has stayed put even while underwater. He's probably the only of DIO's assassins that he respects, as he buries N'Doul after he kills himself.

    Oingo (Dub: Zenyatta) 

Oingo (Stand: Khnum)

Voiced by: Makoto Yasumura (TV anime), Hisayoshi Suganuma (All-Star Battle), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Joe Zieja (TV anime) (English)

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The elder of two brothers that attempts to attack the Joestars. He and Boingo are named after Oingo Boingo (or, in the Viz translation, after The Police album Zenyattà Mondatta).

His stand, Khnum, allows him to disguise himself as anyone in the world, altering his face, size, and even smell to fool his opponents.


  • Butt-Monkey: He alongside his brother and Hol Horse are the biggest ones out of the entire rogues gallery of this part. Practically nothing goes right for him.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Not by choice though, he disguised as Jotaro to avoid being attacked by Joseph and Polnareff. This leads to his defeat, as he becomes the "Jotaro" that was described in Thoth's prophecy.
  • Dub Name Change: To Zenyatta.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Immensely protective of Boingo and tears up at the thought of his brother growing more confident.
  • The Ghost: Not Oingo himself, but Khnum. While other stands are visible (albeit often devoid of character), the closest we get is the logo on his shirt up there.
  • Humanshifting: His Stand lets him reshape his body, but the end result is still humanoid. He can't alter or generate clothes, but he can resculpt his hair to resemble a hat. This essentially makes Khnum a weaker version of Yellow Temperance, although Oingo is much better at impersonating people than Rubber Soul.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Doesn't really pose a threat to the heroes, and he's kind to his younger brother.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Is very overprotective over his brother Boingo.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Assaults a random guy on the street for some money. He ends up getting beaten up when the guy comes back with some friends in revenge.
  • Prophecy Twist: While he immediately realizes that one is coming beforehand, and does everything he can to get out of it, the twist still blindsides him.
  • Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: Pretty much the one flaw in his shapeshifting, though he actually does transform his hair enough to resemble Jotaro's hat.
  • Special Edition Title: Ending in this case, Boingo and he get their own little ending song in the anime.
  • The Unfought: Subverted, as he was technically battling Joseph and Polnareff, but the heroes never realize they were attacked by him nor were they even aware of his existence.

    Boingo (Dub: Mondatta) 

Boingo (Stand: Thoth)

Voiced by: Motoko Kumai (TV anime), Takahiro Fujimoto (All-Star Battle), Sanae Takagi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Jessica Gee (TV anime) (English)

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The younger of two brothers that attempt to attack the Joestars, he later partners up with Hol Horse. He and Oingo are named after Oingo Boingo (or, in the Viz translation, after The Police album Zenyattà Mondatta).

His Stand manifests itself as a comic book that can predict the future with 100% accuracy. Whether or not he can follow through with said predictions is another thing.


  • Ambiguous Syntax: His Stand's predictions are 100% accurate. How they're supposed to come about is another thing, since they only appear in picture form and tend to oversimplify how things are supposed to progress.
  • Art Shift: His Stand is a comic book, and the illustrations are rather surreal. Sorta like a Klasky-Csupo comic.
  • Blessed with Suck: His Stand's ability is to show the future in the short term, however the prediction is often vague and doesn't show what the long term consequences. What's worse is that Thoth seemingly leads the people reading it into trouble, as Oingo, Boingo and Hol Horse were all severely injured following its predictions.
  • Dub Name Change: To Mondatta. However, his comic book still says "Oingo Boingo" on the cover, and their ending theme isn't dubbed and still has them say "Oingo Boingo Brothers".
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Fiercely loyal to his brother, which leads to his team-up with Hol Horse in hopes of getting revenge for the injuries Oingo sustained in their last encounter with the heroes.
  • Giggling Villain: He has a tendency to break into wild fits of laughter.
  • Gone Horribly Right: While his stand may have correctly predicted one of the heroes' fate (Jotaro's method of death in Part 6), it didn't save Oingo from suffering the same fate while disguised as that person.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Oingo tries to invoke this trope, remarking that even though his Stand can't see far into the future, it's high accuracy makes up for any of its shortcomings. It's subverted due to the fact that Thoth's predictions backfire so much that he and his partners would be better off ignoring it.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: After both of his allies are defeated, Boingo resolves to change his ways. (Then Iggy mauls him and makes him even more insecure than before.) However, an artwork shown in Part 6 shows that at least he became an illustrator later on.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's one of the weakest Stand Users in DIO's group, and he's pretty much The Chew Toy for the other more ineffective minions to take advantage of.
  • Never My Fault: Every time his stand's predictions backfire, he will focus only on the fact that the predictions were technically correct and that any repercussions was due to either it simply being fate or because his partners tried to change, even though both Oingo and Hol Horse followed Thoth's instruction to the letter.
    • He explains it to Hol Horse as his brother lacking faith in the book, explaining that Oingo should have just trusted the book's ending to happen even after the heroes accidentally found him, rather than transform into Jotaro to protect himself. Likewise, Hol Horse too suffers because he stopped trusting the book just because his bullets missed Jotaro the first time around, causing Hol Horse to be distracted by looking at the book asking "What's supposed to happen now?" at the worst moment.
  • Prophecy Twist: His Stand predicts the future without fail, and while each prediction describes a clear course of action to Boingo and his allies, it turns out there's enough wiggle room that the result isn't always what they expect.
  • Prophetic Fallacy: Since Thoth only shows the immediate future, sometimes the twist comes from leaving out the consequences of what happens next. Especially true if the prediction appears abundantly straightforward.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Pretty much Forced into Evil by his brother Oingo, and later Hol Horse in an attempt to avenge the former.
  • Shrinking Violet: He claims to be one in the special ending themes that involve him, though after Oingo is defeated he decides to become more assertive and take revenge.
  • Special Edition Title: Ending in this case, Oingo and he have a their own ending song in the anime. He gets another with Hol Horse as well.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Boingo's Stand "Thoth" has for whatever reason been spelled as "Tohth" in nearly all official Japanese materials. The reason for this is never clear as "Tohth" is not an alternate spelling of the name of the Egyptian deity (which is the Greek name for him anyway) nor is there any copyright or trademark restriction to using a name that is thousands of years old.
  • Unknown Rival: Despite vowing to get revenge on the gang, they don't even know that Boingo exists.
  • Verbal Tic: "Yes!"
  • Weirdness Magnet: Thoth aside, he tends to attract unwanted attention from people who either want to use him (Hol Horse) or are in the wrong place at the wrong time (Iggy).
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Thoth's predictions are 100% accurate! Realizing how they'll come about or what happens next, however — that's the rub.

    Anubis 

Anubis

Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (TV anime), Takashi Nagasako (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Brad Venable (TV anime) (English)

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Anubis is a malevolent Stand inhabiting an Ancient Egyptian sword that possesses whoever holds it (the list of his users: Caravan Serai (his blacksmith), Chaka (a farmhand), Khan (a barber), Jean-Pierre Polnareff and an unnamed child). His previous wielders, Caravan Serai, Chaka, and Khan were named after Santana album Caravanserai and Chaka Khan, respectively.


  • Absurd Cutting Power: Chaka uses Anubis to cleanly slice through a stone pillar. In Heritage for the Future, Anubis is sharp enough to divide the background scenery in two.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Once he falls into the river, he tries to beg the surrounding wildlife to help him, but to no avail.
  • All There in the Manual: The names Caraven Serai and Khan come from supplementary materials; their names aren't revealed in the manga proper.
  • And I Must Scream: Ends up at the bottom of a river, unable to do anything until it rusts away.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Anubis claims to never lose to the same opponent twice, since it analyzes its opponents' strengths and weaknesses from the first fight and memorizes their techniques.
  • Blood Knight: It really loves fighting.
  • Cool Sword: Anubis is bound to an Egyptian katana. Its wielders repeatedly state that it's a very beautiful blade, too.
  • Death by Irony: Anubis is named for the Egyptian god of embalming. It dies by rusting away.
  • Dual Wielding: Does this when possessing Polnareff, using Silver Chariot's rapier as well.
  • Evil Weapon: Can possess the wielder if the user draws the sword from its sheath.
  • Four Is Death: "No matter what, no matter what, no matter what, no matter what I won't lose!"
  • Intangibility: The blade can pass through solid objects, cutting only what it wants to.
  • Instant Expert: Part of Anubis's mind control includes talking to its users and claiming they're master swordsmen. But it's averted as Polnareff, an expert swordsman in his own right, notices that they're complete amateurs. Which makes Anubis all the more dangerous when he takes control of Polnareff, with all of Silver Chariot's speed available to it.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: Seems to do this against Polnareff, but this is subverted when he ambushes Polnareff and attempts to throw himself at Jotaro's back.
  • Lightning Bruiser: According to his already fast opponents, he's actually getting stronger and faster each time he fights. Though it's possible that he just seems stronger and faster due to reacting faster to moves that he's seen before.
  • The Starscream: The only stand in part 3 not bound to a single user.
  • Strength Equals Worthiness: This is the primary reason why he works for DIO, as he admires the vampire's immense strength and power.
  • Talking Weapon: One of the few stands that can talk independently, as a result of being a separate being from whoever uses it.
  • Undying Loyalty: Subverted; he's intensely grateful to DIO for freeing him, but is also working out of sheer bloodlust.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Chaka and Khan are pretty much entirely carried by Anubis' cutting power, speed increase, and reflex boost. Polnareff notes that the former has almost no idea how to use a sword while Chaka's running so fast it's impossible to track him, while the latter seems like a complete joke at first but establishes to be decently formidable still.

    Mariah 

Mariah (Stand: Bastet)

Voiced by: Ayahi Takagaki (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Miki Nagasawa (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Lauren Landa (TV anime) (English)

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A dark-skinned woman who attacks Joseph and Avdol with her magnetic Stand. She is named after Mariah Carey.

Her stand, Bastet, has the ability to give people a magnetic center, causing metal to be pulled toward them. Its physical form resembles an electrical outlet.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: A more downplayed example; she's been beautiful since the beginning, but the 2014 anime made her shirt skimpier and added a cup size or two to her breasts.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She has her midriff bare, to help the heat and looking sexier.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Either white or blonde; the effect is the same.
  • Dude Magnet: Her ridiculous sexiness draws male attention nearly everywhere she goes according to an anime exclusive scene. And she seems to know it too, managing to impress both Joseph and Avdol with her legs alone. This is all very fitting considering that her Stand power is based on magnetism. Also played brutally straight when Joseph and Avdol used their magnetic bodies to their advantages in a "pincer attack"; letting themselves (cluttered with metals inlcuding a car) be pulled towards each other with Mariah in-between.
  • Gag Boobs: Averted. It's actually a bunch of nails, nuts, and bolts stuffed in her shirt, which get attracted to the magnetized Joseph and Avdol.
    • Breast Expansion: In the 2014 anime, her chest is bigger than in the manga. Not to mention when her breasts "enlarge" when Joseph and Avdol corner her.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: Non-video game example. Her stand has no offensive or defensive capabilities and her Stand's magnetic powers disappear if she strays too far away from her targets. This means that she had to play a game of cat-and-mouse with Joseph and Avdol, staying close enough to get them to continually chase her but far away enough to stay out of their attack range.
  • Gonk: Normally she's very attractive, but her facial expressions when she's angry are quite hideous.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard: Joseph and Avdol use her magnetic powers to their advantage by getting on opposite sides of her while a good aggregate of steel and iron is stuck to them. When they let go of the ground...
  • Hollywood Magnetism: Her power of magnetism is actually reasonably realistic—the pull is stronger the closer two objects are, not all metals are affected, the magnetic field pulls everything instead of just arbitrary objects—with two exceptions:
    • A car is pulled down the street and onto Avdol, even though Avdol wasn't being pulled toward the car.
    • She cuts some powerlines so they'll fly toward Joseph and electrocute him. Powerlines are made of copper and alumimum, neither of which is magnetic (the electricity running in them does generate a magnetic field, but it's a little one and it still wouldn't work that way).
  • I'm Okay!: An odd variant of this; despite being brutally smashed between two cars and buried under a pile of wreckage, she still manages to close out her part with an insult to show she's still alive. Just to underline this, the narrator even proclaims she was taken to the hospital and retired due to her broken bones.
  • Knife Nut: She throws knives to cut some powerlines. It's her weapon in the arcade fighter.
  • Likes Older Men: She mentions that Joseph is very sexy and that she would have been his lover if it were not for DIO being more attractive. This could count for DIO as well, considering that he's over a century old.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: Her power is the ability to magnetize anyone.
  • Male Gaze: Her first appearance in the anime is a close butt shot. Not to mention the legs.
  • Mechanically Unusual Fighter: Due to the way her Stand works, in fighting games, she focuses on a magnetism mechanic that's otherwise unique to her, and tends to fight at range in games that focus a lot on melee combat.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A very attractive woman with a large bust and long and slender legs. Too bad she's in league with DIO though.
  • She's Got Legs: A very long-legged woman in a miniskirt. She gets many comments from the heroes on her legs.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The arcade fighter spells it "Mahrahia".
  • Torpedo Tits: A variation: She keeps nuts, bolts and other small metal objects in her chest to fire off as shrapnel towards anyone she's magnetized.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When she gets angry, she contorts her face into ugly expressions.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She has white hair in the anime, and is a devoted servant of DIO.
  • Worthy Opponent: She expresses to Joseph that she views him as such as she flirts with him for being amazing, charming and good looking.

    Alessi 

Alessi (Stand: Sethan)

Voiced by: Masaya Onosaka (TV anime), Tsutomu Tareki (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Jon Allen (TV anime) (English)

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An assassin of DIO that attacks Jotaro and Polnareff, who will only fight people who are weaker than him. He is named after the Alessi Brothers.

His stand, Sethan, has the ability to turn adults into children.


  • An Axe to Grind: Twofold. Alessi carries a one handed axe with him that he uses as his primary weapon. Holding the physical axe is reflected in his shadow and since his shadow is his Stand, Sethan has a weapon as well. Alessi's axe allows him to cut people, whilst Sethan's axe allows him to cut Stands.
  • Ax-Crazy: Quite literally.
  • Casting a Shadow: Sethan takes the form of Alessi's shadow, which de-ages anyone who touches it. It's also used as a standard weapon in the Capcom Fighting Game.
  • Catchphrase: "Such a good boy!" (Localized as "Attaboy!" in the Anime's dub.) Whether referring to himself (anything but good) or his victims.
  • Did Not Think This Through: He's confident of victory after he de-ages Jotaro, who only learned to use Star Platinum as an adult and temporarily loses his Stand. Alessi doesn't consider that a teenager who's six-foot-four and insanely muscular just might have been big for his age as a child.
  • Dirty Coward: He'll gleefully attack (anyone he's turned into) a child, but runs away in panic at the prospect of facing any adult nearby (including a Standless woman who couldn't possibly do him any harm).
  • Establishing Character Moment: When he first appears, Alessi establishes his Would Hurt a Child character when he smacks a four year old kid who had simply ran and spilled food all over his clothes by accident.
  • Fountain of Youth: Seth does this to Alessi's victims, all the way to toddlerhood... or fetus-hood, if they stay really long. It doesn't help that Alessi just loves to ravage the weak.
  • Insane Troll Logic: He uses this to rationalize his... habits, by claiming that people who say they are "weird" and call themselves that can't possibly be "weird" if they are self-aware about their "weirdness".
  • Jerkass: On top of being a psychotic killer, he's just a plain asshole, to boot.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: A side effect of his Stand's de-aging powers. People who are affected will slowly lose their memories of their adulthood, which stops Polnareff from being able to communicate with Jotaro, having forgotten his name.
  • Laughably Evil: A murderous psycho to the core, but damn if he isn't funny to watch. At one point, he thought a childized Polareff was hiding in a cuckoo clock.
  • Only in It for the Money: As he's about to kill Jotaro and Polnareff he mentions that he's only allied with DIO just so he could claim a money reward. Made even more apparent in the Capcom game where he betrays and kills DIO after defeating the Main Characters because he has no reason to ally himself with DIO anymore. He even turns everyone in the world into kids just so he can take their money.
  • Paper Tiger: Despite being a large full-grown man armed with an axe, he's still made a fool of by Polnareff and Jotaro even after he de-ages them. The seven year-old Jotaro is able to pummel him into a pulp.
  • Psycho for Hire: He and J.Geil are easily the most kill-happy of DIO's servants.
  • Shout-Out: He does a variation of Jack Nicholson's "Heeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" bit from The Shining at one point.
  • The Starscream: In the Capcom game after defeating the Main Characters he begins to believe he is better than DIO to the point where he betrays and kills DIO and then turns everyone in the world into children.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Despite knowing how much strong Jotaro is, he was so swept up in his gloating that he failed to even consider that a younger Jotaro might be just as strong as his older self.
  • Would Hit a Girl: An unrelated woman was turned into a fetus by his power, which would kill her a few minutes later if he wasn't knocked out.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Using his Stand offensively pretty much requires him to attack people he's turned into children, but he very specifically enjoys beating and killing them that way. He also beats a real child for accidentally getting his pants wet.

    Daniel J. D'Arby (the Elder) 

Daniel J. D'Arby (Stand: Osiris)

Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), Kouji Ishii (All-Star Battle), Kenji Utsumi (OVA), Yuji Kishi (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Unknown (OVA), Cam Clarke (TV anime) (English)

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A gambler that the Joestars fight in order to know the location of DIO's mansion. He is the older brother of Telence. He is named after Terence Trent D'Arby.

His stand, Osiris, is an ogre-like creature that has the ability to steal one's soul when they admit defeat in their heart. He facilitates this through gambling, stealing the victim's soul when he wins.

Don't confuse with Steely Dan.


  • Affably Evil: While he is an outright cheater who collects souls, he is willing to let the group go if they decline to continue and is only interested in a cheap thrill in gambling when not fighting for DIO. He openly tells Jotaro that he can back away if he chooses to and has no interest in starting a fight.
    • He also keeps the souls he collects dormant, while his brother has them completely aware of their situations. Souls to him are only trophies and potential collateral, as he enjoys gambling over childish obsessions.
  • Always Someone Better: Is this to his younger brother Telence, being a far more skilled player and cheater than his younger brother.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He doesn't fight in the conventional sense, but that's still a pretty classy suit he's rocking.
  • Badass Mustache: Manages to defeat several characters before being defeated, and his mustache is rather refined.
  • Berserk Button: Mispronouncing his name. He nearly lost to Joseph because Joseph kept calling him different names just to piss him off.
  • Break Them by Talking: As is befitting of a pro gambler, half his battle with his foes includes him psyching them out. In fact, this is how his power works: he only gets your soul when you realize, in your heart, that you've been beaten. Too bad Jotaro's poker face is even better.
  • Break the Haughty: One of the best remembered examples in the series, Jotaro shatters his sheer confidence and sanity utterly through a bluff.
  • Breakout Villain: He's one of the most popular of DIO's minions. He's the only one of the Nine Egypt Glory Gods aside from N'Doul who's not omitted from the OVA. He's also a Puzzle Boss in the Eyes of Heaven video game.
  • Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Avdol comes close to killing him after he took Joseph's and Polnareff's souls, but D'Arby points that if he dies then he'll never get his friends' souls back.
  • The Collector: He collects souls, but he keeps them dormant, preferring the thrill of gambling to the obsession of collecting people, unlike his brother.
  • Con Man: He has flowery dialogue and the smooth, snake-oily voice of a used car salesman, and in both the main series and Eyes of Heaven he only obtains his first soul — which he then uses as leverage over the rest of the heroes — by conning someone with a rigged game. In the main series it's double subverted — initially, he only seems like a lucky gambler, but his victory over Joseph establishes that he was cheating from the very beginning.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Everyone in or near the bar the Crusaders enter is under his employ to help rig games in his favor, on the off-chance somebody is able to catch him cheating.
  • Disease Bleach: In the 2014 anime, the stress induced by Jotaro's bluff causes his black hair to turn light grey.
  • Driven to Madness: By the end of his confrontation with Jotaro, he's left giggling madly on the floor while babbling about daring others to gamble with him.
  • Dub Name Change: Kinda. The English dub of the 2014 anime put both Daniel and Telence on a Last-Name Basis, the only difference between the two being Daniel is called D'Arby the Elder while Telence is called D'Arby the Younger.
  • Ephebophile: Implied. When he tried to steal his brother's girlfriend, he was 25 at the time while Telence was 15 (and his girlfriend looked around the same age).
  • Even Evil Has Standards: What separates himself from Telence is that he keeps his collection dormant, preferring gambling over an obsession of collection.
    • He also uses cunning when cheating, especially against Joseph, who excels at underhanded tactics. In contrast, Telence uses his Mind Reading power as a crutch, while claiming to not cheat.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In all adaptations. After losing his mind in the animated adaptations, his voice shifts up an octave as he starts giggling and babbling madly.
  • Fights Like a Normal: From a storytelling standpoint, Osiris is only there to raise the stakes of D'Arby's games — even though some of his cheating borders on improbable, it's very realistic and within the bounds of human ability when compared to Stands or Hamon. This serves as a contrast to his brother, who uses his Stand's powers as a complete crutch when gambling.
  • Foil: Daniel is one to his younger brother Telence. While Danial is Affably Evil who's genuinely polite if not somewhat condescending to his opponents, his brother Telence comes off as Faux Affably Evil where his politeness does little to conceal the sadism within. While both are cheaters, Daniel prefers the Boring, but Practical approach by relying on his cunning alone, whereas Telence mainly relies on the power of his stand to read his opponents' moves. Daniel is also more honest on the fact that he's cheating, justifying that it's only fair if his cheating is not exposed. Telence, on the other hand, relies on hidden technicalities to make his mind-reading legal and hypocritically claims that he would not resort to such tactics when it's clear that he would do so when pushed to a corner.
  • The Gambler: It's implied he managed to make quite a comfortable living thanks to this trope, even before acquiring his Stand power. Of course, he may have had Osiris from birth. A comment Telence makes about an event that happened about a decade earlier suggests that they had Stands even back then, before Enya ever met DIO or acquired an Arrow from Diavolo.
  • Giggling Villain: In both animated adaptations, during his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Gratuitous English: "Good!"
    • Also, "Go ahead, Mr. Joestar" when he has Joseph on the ropes during their gamble. Falls into Gratuitous Engrish in the anime due to his actor's odd pronunciation.
      2014 Anime!D'arby: Gou ahedd, misster Josster!
      • However, it starts to sound better in his appearance in Eyes of Heaven.
  • Irony: The irony about Darby is that despite being a gambler which relies on chance as much as wit, he always cheats before the game even starts to ensure that whenever he gambles with someone, he will always be in control of the situation. This ends up causing his downfall when Jotaro's own Batman Gambit counters all of Darby's cheating methods which leaves Darby without any control of the game. Because of his unwillingness to take the chance and call Jotaro's bluff which would have granted him victory, he ends up succumbing to his own stress and loses.
  • It's a Wonderful Failure: In the Capcom Fighting game, his only role is to appear in the Continue screen while the dizzy character stands on a spotlight. If you continue, he'll give you a thumbs up. If you let the timer run out, he turns your character into a poker chip.
  • Lost Him in a Card Game: Betting with him isn't exactly recommended.
    • He loses in one of the most epic ways possible.
  • Madness Mantra: An unusual case, in that he can't quite say it out loud due to being so stressed out during his Villainous Breakdown.
    D'arby: Call, call, call, call, call, call, call, call, call, call...
  • The Magic Poker Equation: Largely justified as a result of him being a cheat - his pivotal poker hand is four kings. It's his fears that Jotaro might pull out a straight flush, four aces, or five-of-a-kind (in the traditional manner of this trope, and due to Jotaro presumably also cheating) that causes him to fold - ironically, in a subversion, Jotaro's hand was crap. He also averts this earlier in the game, when both players get fairly ordinary hands, seemingly to show that he isn't rigging it (assuming he could do so that precisely, anyway).
  • Malicious Misnaming: Daniel J. D'Arby's pretty picky about people pronouncing his name correctly, something Joseph tries to capitalize on during their water tension match.
  • Most Common Card Game: He plays Jotaro in a game of poker, and loses in the most spectacular fashion possible.
  • Near-Villain Victory: He was just one call away from taking out all the heroes.
  • Not Cheating Unless You Get Caught: He lives by this rule, and outright admits that he cheats, seeing it as simply another part of the game. He even compliments Jotaro for being able to catch him.
    • However, this rule applies to him too, which causes him to panic when it looks like Jotaro might have gotten away with cheating.
  • Paper Tiger: His Stand certainly looks impressive, but those muscles are all for show and it's incapable of physically protecting D'arby much less fight on his behalf, allowing Jotaro to break Daniel's finger with zero consequence.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Which he uses to score an easy victory against Polnareff.
  • Super Senses: His eyesight is good enough to keep Star Platinum from switching the playing cards out. His sense of touch also allows him to identify cards without looking at them, making it a bad idea to let him shuffle.
  • Take a Third Option: An unintentional example. Once Jotaro raises the stakes of their poker game to include the secret to Dio's stand to the pot, D'Arby has two choices: He can fold and lose Joseph and Polnareff's souls (and with the secret of his Stand revealed, they'd have no reason not to just beat information out of him) or he can call the bluff and potentially have to betray his master (a very lethal idea) if he loses. His subsequent mental breakdown costs him victory, but he's so maddened from the stress that he renders himself completely incapable of speaking coherently.
  • Villain Has a Point: While he did cheat in their game, he was correct that Polnareff shouldn't have bet his soul as carelessly as he did.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A truly epic one. Bear witness.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He himself admits he isn't a fighter but regardless he is dangerous because of his cheating skills and his talent for gambling. Additionally, unlike his brother, Daniel's stand offers no other abilities beyond taking a defeated opponent's soul, which means he's competing with nothing but pure gambling and cheating experience like a normal human.
  • Worthy Opponent: He declares Jotaro to be this after the latter sees through his first attempt to cheat and breaks his finger, taking said injury in stride and continuing the game as if nothing had happened. Jotaro, in turn, acknowledges that, while not violent, he still almost took them all out single-handedly and later notes that he would have easily seen through the cheat Jotaro used to beat Telence D'Arby.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: The results of someone losing in a gamble is their soul taken by his Stand into a gambling chip.
    • Though in contrast to his brother, he lets them remain unconscious until they're released.

    Pet Shop 

Pet Shop (Stand: Horus)

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A sapient hawk working for DIO, whose job is to eliminate anyone who comes to investigate the mansion or even tries to enter it. Brutal, cold, and merciless, he fights Iggy after he stumbles across the location of DIO's mansion. He is named after the Pet Shop Boys.

His stand, Horus, can control and manipulate ice.


  • Attack Animal: He kills anyone who tries to intrude into DIO's mansion.
  • An Ice Person: Horus's ability is ice related.
  • Ax-Crazy: It's clear that he can understand what Iggy's saying about not going near DIO's mansion anymore, he just doesn't care. He wants Iggy dead.
  • Cool Pet: Let's say this again: a hawk with an Ice Stand.
  • Dem Bones: Horus is a half-frozen, skeletal bird of prey.
  • Determinator: He does not stop chasing Iggy until he dies.
  • Dub Name Change: In Eyes of Heaven he's called Animal Shop. An odd example as previous localized works (Capcom fighting game & Crunchyroll subs) don't change his name.
  • Early Bird Cameo: Makes a small appearance in Episode 5 of the anime, replacing the generic parrot perched on DIO's shoulder in the manga, as Araki was yet to plan out the character of Pet Shop at that point.
  • Evil Counterpart: Can be considered this to Iggy: An Intellectual Animal Stand-user that fills a sort of Team Pet role. The difference? Pet Shop is evil.
  • Evil Virtues: Determination. Pet Shop is dedicated to keeping his master's location a secret, and doesn't only target trespassers, but also people deliberately scouting the mansion.
  • Feathered Fiend: A super-fast hawk and a Sadist to boot.
  • Foil: Serves as one to Iggy, both being the Team Pets of their respective sides. However, while Iggy is ultimately a good guy despite caring only for himself and not the Crusaders' cause, Pet Shop is undeniably evil while also being completely loyal to his master and determined to protect him at all costs. He shows what Iggy may have become if he abandoned his few scruples and was influenced by someone like DIO.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Iggy bites his beak closed before he can fire his ice bolt, which causes it to burst inside his own head.
  • Implacable Man: In this case, implacable animal. Iggy tries to lose him several times but he keeps coming regardless. Even trying to hide in the local river doesn't deter Pet Shop.
  • Intellectual Animal: Even though we never know what it's thinking, it's clear that he is much smarter than an average bird.
  • Kick the Dog: Kills and eats two dogs in front of their owner and tries to do the same to their owner. The psychotic smile says it best.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Especially after the comical duo of Boingo and Hol Horse. Pet Shop has quite the kill count for a bird, killing two dogs as well as a man who helps out the Joestars, and gives Iggy the bloodiest fight up to that point in Part 3. Once he appears, the last two stand users the group faces give the group the hardest fight they would have.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: The only reason Iggy leads the Crusaders to DIO's mansion in the first place is because Pet Shop nearly killed him. Before that, Iggy didn't give a damn.
  • Oh, Crap!: It's understated, but the look on his face when Iggy bites his beak shut and traps the forming ice bolt inside shows he knew just how fucked he was.
  • Psycho for Hire: While he can't speak, nor can we see his thoughts like Iggy's, it's quite plain that not only is he intelligent, he's evil. That dog, man, geez...
  • Sadist: It's very clear from his Psychotic Smirk several times during his fight with Iggy that he relishes his duties, reveling in the terror he inflicts on his prey.
  • Secret Keeper: Pet Shop not only serves as a gatekeeper, he also prevents knowledge of DIO's location from getting out.
  • Self-Surgery: Closed an wound that Iggy inflicted on him using the powers of Horus.
  • Shown Their Work: The explanation of why Pet Shop has an advantage over Iggy underwater.
  • Stealth Pun: Put his name and his Stand's together. Pet Shop and Horus. Pet Shop of Horrors. Get it?
  • Super-Persistent Predator: If you enter the grounds of DIO's mansion, you're a target. Pet Shop chases Iggy all over Cairo.
  • Team Pet: Pet Shop is what you get when the Team Pet turns evil.
  • Uncatty Resemblance: It's pretty subtle, but when he delivers a Psychotic Smirk he bears a slight resemblance to DIO. Much like his master, he also seems to hate dogs.
  • Uplifted Animal: Like any animal who gains a Stand.
  • Wicked Heart Symbol: Has a heart on its helmet, not unlike his master who's adorned with them, and is just as bloodthirsty as him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: After the poor kid crawls into DIO's estate looking for his dogs, Pet Shop's about to tear him apart like his dogs. Then Iggy jumps in.
  • Your Head A-Splode: It's implied that Iggy trapping a forming ice bolt inside Pet Shop's beak leads to this. We don't actually see his head's fragments, though, just his cracking beak, then an explosive cloud while looking at Pet Shop from behind.

    Terence T. D'Arby (the Younger) 

Telence T. D'Arby (Stand: Atum)

Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (TV anime, All-Star Battle), Mitsuaki Madono (Heritage for the Future video game) (Japanese), Xander Mobus (TV anime) (English)

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The younger brother of Daniel D'Arby, he is the butler of DIO's mansion that fights the Joestars. He is named after Terence Trent D'Arby.

His stand, Atum, is similar to his brother's, having the ability to steal one's soul when they admit defeat in their heart. Unlike Daniel, however, his stand also has the ability to read another person's soul, effectively reading their mind by asking questions with yes/no answers.


  • Adaptational Dye Job: Has a brown-ish orange like hair color in the manga, in the anime, his hair is green.
  • And I Must Scream: Unlike his brother, Telence doesn't leave the souls he collects dormant. Instead, he traps them in dolls that are aware of everything going on but unable to do anything. Unlike his brother's collected souls, we never see these return to their bodies either when he's defeated.
  • Animal Motifs: Atum's upper facial structure bears quite a few similarities to that of a barn owl.
  • Anime Hair: His hairdo is rather similar to Polnareff's...however, unlike Polnareff, his is probably curled into that style.
  • Batman Gambit: When racing against Kakyoin, he counted on the fact that Kakyoin would try and knock him off the track mid-air. Telence would then take advantage of the momentum to land on the other side of the track, so far ahead that Kakyoin would have no chance of catching up to him.
  • Battle Butler: Describes himself as this, but doesn't have nearly the tenacity and loyalty of Vanilla Ice.
  • Beehive Hairdo: Started out with a short hair in his first appearance, only to become this out of nowhere a few pages later. It apparently mimics a pharaoh's crown, fitting his Stand's namesake.
  • The Collector: A more psychotic and childish one compared to his brother.
  • Dub Name Change: Kinda. The English dub of the 2014 anime put both Daniel and Telence on a Last-Name Basis, the only difference between the two being Daniel is called D'Arby the Elder while Telence is called D'Arby the Younger.
  • Fair-Play Villain: Played with. He technically never cheats, but this is a show of confidence rather than honor. He never breaks the rules because they're already established in a way that favors his Stand as detailed in Loophole Abuse.
  • Fate Worse than Death: His Stand makes his victims fully aware of their situation.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Unlike his Affably Evil brother, any form of politeness from Telence oozes of cruelty and sadism. As Kakyoin puts it after seeing his real personality as a Living Doll Collector:
    "You give the impression of a gentleman... but you are the worst kind of madman."
  • Foil: Telence is one to his older brother Daniel. While both have stands with the power to collect souls of their victims, Telence takes it a step further by allowing his victims be fully conscious of what's going on around them. While Daniel at least admits that he would not hesitate to cheat in his games, Telence claims he would not resort to cheating yet secretly tricks the opponent into accepting rules that favor Atum. Even their methods of cheating differ. Daniel primarily chooses the Boring, but Practical approach, whereas Telence relies on the power of his stand to help read his opponents' moves.
  • Geek: He keeps a lot of video games, giving him a Psychopathic Manchild vibe.
  • Gratuitous English: Just like his brother, he also says "Good".
  • Hypocrite: He condemns others for cheating, so what does his Stand do? Read his opponent's mind in order to have an advantage. Played with in that while his mind-reading technically isn't considered cheating, he's still tricking his opponent into accepting rules (allowing Stand usage) that heavily favor him, which they won't realize until it's too late because most opponents assume that Atum's only ability is soul stealing.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: After storing Kakyoin's soul into a doll, he starts touching him...rather suggestively.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: He claims to be better than his older brother in every way, from his physical strength, to the way he preserves souls, to the fact that he (apparently) doesn't cheat. Which makes it all the more humiliating for Telence when Jotaro tells him that Daniel would have figured out how he had cheated right away, even with his lack of mind reading powers.
  • Ironic Echo: While explaining what Kakyoin and Jotaro are in for, Telence admits that he doesn't have much use for his brother's cheating, since he thinks that only the old and the slow-witted can be taken in that way. Thing is, Jotaro and Joseph defeat him by cheating — and Telence is neither old nor stupid. Jotaro pretty much rubs it in when he points out that Daniel would have figured out the trick immediately.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: According to him, one of his victims was a serial-killing Doctor. He loves listening to the man's cruel stories of the people he's killed.
  • Leitmotif: Space of A Lone God, a music box tune straight out of a horror movie.
  • Living Doll Collector: His victims are still self-aware, unlike his brother's.
  • Logical Weakness: Subtle, but is there. His stand allows him a 100% accurate mind reading, but an extremely straightforward one, only allowing "yes" or "no" as answers. This is perfect when he has to go through a series of limited possibilities, since he can just test each of them. So they defeat them with some lateral thinking.
    • In addition, Telence has to be focusing on the targeted parties for Atum to affect them. This was instrumental in his downfall as Telence was so thoroughly convinced that Jotaro was cheating he never stopped to consider that Joseph might be in on it, instead laser focusing on Jotaro.
  • Loophole Abuse: Technically, both parties are allowed to use their stands to assist them as long as they don't tamper with the game's mechanics or have allies interfere in the match, as shown by how Telence allowed Kakyoin to use Hierophant Green to assist with the controller. This means Telence is free to mind read his opponents while still following the rules of the game, since Atum has no effect on the game mechanics. On the other hand, most other Stands cannot use their ability in any meaningful way without breaking the rules. This is best shown when the game is allowed to continue despite Jotaro figuring out Atum's mind-reading ability.
  • Lost Him in a Card Game: Same situation as his brother, only with the betting being done over video games.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: He relishes in the sounds of despair of his victims.
  • Mind Reading: His Stand's main power, which allows him to figure out the choice that the enemy would do.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • He inflicted one on his brother for trying to steal his girlfriend. Keep in mind that at the time, Daniel was 25, and Telence was 15. Not only that, Daniel didn't even bother to defend himself, because he knew that with Atum, Telence would get around it anyway.
    • He is on the receiving end of one, courtesy of Jotaro, once he is defeated.
  • Paper Tiger: His introduction is quite imposing with him being able to dodge Star Platinum and trap Jotaro's arm. Compared to his brother, Atum has some combat ability and his ability to read minds lets him predict attacks, but even with the prediction ability Atum is neither particularly fast nor strong. When he stops having the upperhand he resorts to begging and pleading.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Unlike his brother, who was more businessman-like in his idea of collecting, he keeps them alive and treats them like actual dolls to play dress-up and chat with, not to mention his video game obsession.
  • Role Reprisal: Junichi Suwabe is the only voice actor from All-Star Battle other than Jotaro and DIO, specifically from Part 3, on reprising his role.
  • Serious Business: Considering what Atum can do to your soul, video games become extremely serious when he's around.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: His mind-reading ability and gaming skills means he never needs to rely on cheating, but his lack of experience in cheating means he can't figure out how his opponent is cheating.
  • Smug Snake: Oh, very much so. The first thing he does when challenging the heroes is to compare himself to his older brother, claiming he could only win through cheating against incompetent people. When the chips are down, however, while he is skilled at playing videogames, he actually relies on spamming his stand's mind reading to win, and when it fails him he breaks down completely. In the end, he loses by not being able to think outside the box, failing to notice a trick his brother would have easily seen through.
  • The Sociopath: He exhibits many typical traits of a textbook sociopath, including a Lack of Empathy and manipulative nature. Kakyoin even calls him one in the English dub.
  • Sore Loser: Becomes one when he starts losing to Jotaro and is unable to read his mind.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": There's a division between Terence and Telence.
  • Telepathy: The root of his ability. If he asks a yes or no question, the subject's response can be checked like a lie detector. By wording his questions in certain ways, he can even "predict" an opponent's attacks and counter them.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Whereas his older brother is a skilled gambler and cheater with or without Osiris backing him up, Telence utterly depends on Atum in order to win his games. Once Jotaro deduces Atum's limitations (and once Joseph figures out how to bypass its powers), he starts losing badly.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Not quite as bad as his brother, but still impressive.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has green hair in the anime.

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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A mercenary of DIO with illusionary Stand powers. He is named after Kenny G.

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 a tarot major arcana or 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 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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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 Wimp: In the OVA's 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. He even dies from Polnareff slicing his head in two, a blow which a vampiric Ice could probably have survived.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's an special case, no one knows where he comes from, or what his true hair and skin color is.
  • Asshole Victim: Ultimately met his end at the hands of Polnareff, considering that Vanilla Ice killed Iggy and Avdol — his death is very well-deserved.
  • Badass Baritone: In the TV anime.
  • Badass Longcoat: His vest has a cape, somewhat making this trope.
  • Barbarian Longhair: One of the few villains who doesn't has a 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.
  • 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 asked him to donate SOME of his blood and being angry 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When he calmly cuts off his own head to provide DIO with blood.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Especially in the OVAs, when his voice actor never bothered to sound like a young man. On the other hand, in the Heritage of Future and All-Star Battle games, both Show Hayami and Hiroyuki Yoshino respectively did a better job sounding like one, albeit a very creepy one. The TV Anime plays it straight once more, in a more serious way.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Would you believe that the single most effective antagonist in Part 3 would be named after a much-loathed white 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.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He's very short tempered, Polnareff and Iggy find it the hard way.
  • 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.
  • Hero Killer: Of Avdol and Iggy.
  • 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 couldn't see anything while being invisible, either.
  • Karmic Death: Vanilla Ice murders the sand-manipulating Iggy and completely destroys Avdol's body. He dies by disintegrating into dust and leaves no corpse behind.
  • Kick the Dog: Literally delivers a fatal one to Iggy.
  • 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.
  • Leotard of Power: He wears one, making it one of the rare male examples of this trope.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He delivers one to Iggy fueled by his outrage at having to attack the semblance of DIO.
  • 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.
  • 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 consumes everything it comes in contact with.
  • Psycho Supporter: His very devotion to DIO 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".
  • The Renfield: To DIO.
  • Role Reprisal: Show Hayami became the only voice actor from Heritage of Future on reprising his role as Ice, something really surprising taking into account that game was developed by a rival company (being the anime sponsored by Bandai Namco) and each and every adaptation of the manga so far has changed voice actors, barring Telence Trent D'Arby, Jotaro and DIO from All-Star Battle.note 
  • 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.
  • 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: To the point that he'd decapitate himself on the spot 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 naming convention for all stands after Stardust Crusaders.
  • 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 Capcom game.

    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, Numesaku, 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 and big headed.
  • Guyliner
  • 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.
  • Odd Name Out: Twice: Excluding the two JoJos, he is the only named character in part 3 whose name isn't some kind of Shout-Out.
  • 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.
  • 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: The heroes force him to 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. 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 Vanilla Ice, seems to be one of, if not the weakest minion in DIO's service. Notably, he's the only known minion who doesn't have a Stand. At one point, we 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. Cherrie 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. Cherrie'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 10 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.


  • Badass Boast: He makes a surprisingly powerful one in his head about how he got to his position. When he actually says it, DIO breaks his nose before he can finish the first sentence.
  • Fat Bastard: Averted. Despite him being a wealthy politician thinking he's above DIO, Philips isn't all that mean. When DIO walks into his car and sits next to him, Philips just shrugs the intrusion off and chats with him. In the OVA he even apologizes for hitting him with his car (which was DIO's fault because he walked into traffic), and offers a generous amount of money for him to go catch a cab. He's also proud of paying an excess of taxes due to his wealth.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: He's used as a human projectile by DIO to knock the car that Joseph and Kakyoin were in off course.
  • Nice Hat
  • Pinch Me / This Cannot Be!: 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 Just a Dream he's having.
  • Sacrificial Lamb
  • Sanity Slippage: Pretty much loses it completely before he's even killed.
  • Small Name, Big Ego / Wrong Genre Savvy: 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: He may be bigheaded, 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.
  • Fanfic Magnet: Because Sadao is one of those characters who has huge potential to be interesting given his background, his relationships, and the chances of him even possessing a Stand, fans often go to town on writing about him.
  • The Ghost: He never actually appears in the series because his career is mostly irrelevant to the story.
    • History Repeats: This 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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