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The Joestar Group
Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum)See Jotaro Kujo
Joseph Joestar (Stand: Hermit Purple)See Joseph Joestar
Muhammad Avdol (Stand: Magician's Red)
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (TV anime and Eyes of Heaven), 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)
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 alongside Iggy 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".
- Death by Irony: Before entering DIO's mansion, Avdol tells Polnareff and Iggy that the mission to defeat DIO comes first, and that even if any of them are in danger, they should focus on protecting themselves first. It's his decision to protect Polnareff and Iggy instead of himself that allows Vanilla Ice to kill him.
- 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", to mimic a lighter or match being lit.
- 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! (poses) 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 Lion: In the OVA, he takes Nukesaku's place as the victim to showcase DIO's powers. Despite using Magician's Red to blast open the coffin from a safe distance, he's forced into it and badly injured by DIO, with Vanilla Ice finishing him off before he can tell the others what DIO's Stand power is.
- 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.
- Shaping Your Attacks: Showcases skill when manipulating fire in later chapters.
- 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.
- Worthy Opponent: When the group met D'Arby and picked off nearly everyone, Avdol acknowledged that, while D'Arby is no fighter, he is a man of strength and wisely let Jotaro deal with him knowing he wasn't suited for D'Arby's tricks.
- 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 (Stand: Hierophant Green)
Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (TV anime, Eyes of Heaven, Last Survivor), 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)
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. Hes 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. In the Justice arc, he does sign his name as "Tenmei" in the hotel's registry.
- 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 cant believe the idea of a world inside a mirror. Somewhat justified in that he was attempting to apply his understanding of physics to Stands, and he wound up being sort of right.
- 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 their 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. Fan artists 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.
- Building Swing: Performs one with Hierophant Green, during the DIO's World arc.
- Calling Your Attacks: Shouts out the name of his "EMERALD SPLASH!" when he uses the move.
- Cassandra Truth: Upon learning that Mannish Boy 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 DIOs World arc, and he faces DIO feeling nothing but confidence, both in his method to discover The Worlds 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 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. Its ultimately subverted, as its Kakyoins 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 fatally wounds him, 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.
- Erotic Eating: The way that he licks his cherries really suggests something.
- 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.
- Similarly, in his JoJonium cover art◊, Kakyoin has his hands over his stomach, again pointing out the location of his fatal wound.
- 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).
- HeelFace Turn: Joins the heroes on their journey after having tried to kill Jotaro, mainly because he was only brainwashed into becoming evil.
- 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".
- 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.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: His death at DIO's hands: he gets punched right through his stomach, leaving a gaping hole.
- 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.
- 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 stomach 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. Though, most of his niceness goes out the window when dealing with DIO's minions mostly due to his judgement that they're "evil beyond redemption", and his aversion towards submission.
- Odd Name Out: Hes 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.
- Oral Fixation: He has a thing for playing with cherries in his mouth before eating 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 Greens abilities is to possess people by having the Stand enter their bodies. As Kakyoins 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 DIOs 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.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Gender flipped. His red hair is sometimes rendered as pink, and he's one of the nicest characters in part 3.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black: Kakyoin is unusually attached to his school uniform - he even sunbathes in it.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The polite and artistic Sensitive Guy to Jotaro's rough and edgy Manly Man.
- 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.
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.
- Add to that the fact that, in tarot, the Hierophant represents interpreting mysteries and uncovering obscure secrets. This is precisely what Kakyoin does in his final moments, allowing the Crusaders to figure out the secret of DIO's Stand.
- 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 doesnt 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.
Jean-Pierre Polnareff (Stand: Silver Chariot)See Jean-Pierre Polnareff
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)
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 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 Portal Cut in half or kicked to death.
- 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: He gets fatally cut in half courtesy of Vanilla Ice in the OVA, before his top half is stomped and thrown against a nearby pillar.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Non-Indicative Name: 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.
- 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.
- Sand Blaster: His Stand "the Fool" can control the sand in his environment. It is exceptionally useful in the desert.
- 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 chewing gum, which Avdol finds out early on and uses to bring Iggy with him when he meets him in New York.
- Uplifted Animal: He has human intelligence thanks to gaining a Stand, though he's still unable to physically speak despite the viewers being able to hear his fully-voiced thoughts as needed.
- 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.