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    Joseph Joestar 
"And that's the story of my fourth plane crash! At this rate I'll make the world record! Don't look at me like that Caesar...CAE-"

Grandson of Jonathan Joestar, grandfather of Kujo Jotaro. A seasoned Hamon user who became a Stand user late in life via Dio's meddling.

Oh My God!

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Knowing full well how Jotaro might be feeling about him at the moment after his confession in Demolition Man, he quickly throws his pride out of the window, pleading Jotaro to go to Morioh for Josuke's sake if nothing else.

  • The Atoner: In Demolition Man, he doesn't try to excuse his affair or handling of Josuke at all, and takes a personal effort to intervene in Morioh so that things are safer for Josuke.

  • Brilliant, but Lazy: It's implied that Caesar's presence is what pressured him into keeping up his Hamon training in the new timeline. However, he also makes more of an effort to give off the appearance of aging, in order to keep attention away.

  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Childish goof who needs to be pressured into staying on task, but effective and battle, able to build his own real estate company from the ground up, and help manage the Speedwagon Foundation.

  • Easily Detachable Robot Parts: His prosthetic hand can detach relatively easily, which he used to prank Jolyne in Demolition Man.

  • Immortal Immaturity: Advanced age hasn't made him any less goofy and childish than back when he was 19.
    Koichi: It was really hard to believe the one handed man was almost eighty when he barely looked like a graceful forty and acted like he was twelve.

  • Handicapped Badass: Has a prosthetic hand, not that it slows him down in the least.

  • Noisy Robots: His prosthetic hand is described as being very clickety, especially when he's tense or upset.

  • Non-Idle Rich: A wealthy real estate tycoon that runs a non-profit research and conservation organization, and capable of kicking ass as needed.

  • Number Two: Works as Senior Operations Manager, presumably the one of the highest authorities in the Foundation barring Jonathan himself.

  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Probably shouldn't have been so blasé about the danger they were in when retelling the journey to Egypt during The Star, Inverted.

  • Polyamory: In a committed relationship with Suzie Q and Caesar Zeppeli.

  • Younger Than They Look: Kept up his Hamon training in the new timeline. By the time of Diamond Is Unbreakable, he's 79, but physically a very graceful 40.

  • Your Cheating Heart: A more grievous one in this timeline, having cheated on both Suzie and Caesar with Tomoko.

    Jonathan Joestar 
Lord Jonathan Joestar, of the Temporal House of Lords, Doctor of Archaeology and Anthropology, Chief of the Name Joestar, Senior Director of the Speedwagon Foundation. The original Jojo.

These tropes are issued by the order of the Senior Director.

  • Adventure Archaeologist: Presumably he is one, being both a experienced Hamon user and a doctor with two degrees.

  • Badass Grandpa: He's 119 by the time of Stardust Crusaders, but still in good enough condition to have been a prospective vessel for Dio.

  • Badass in Charge: Is now the senior director for the Speedwagon Foundation.

  • Disapproving Look: In The Star, Inverted, Joseph's chapter mentions that Jonathan's had over a century to cultivate a guilt inducing look of fatherly disappointment.

  • Empowered Badass Normal: Retains the "Hermit Purple 2" Stand(aka The Passion) from when Dio used his body.

  • Gentle Giant: In contrast with his wife Erina.

  • The Ghost: Doesn't make an onscreen appearance in over ten parts, usually only being alluded to, before finally debuting as a Continuity Cameo in Well, I Must Have Grown A Little.

  • The Patriarch: Acts as the official head of the Joestar family.

  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: A member of British peerage, and head of an international conservation and medical research organization.

  • Not Quite Dead: His head was kept alive after Dio broke out of containment to steal his body, so after Dio's defeat it was just a matter of grafting the parts back where they belonged.

     Higashikata Josuke 
"What was that you said about my hair?"

The bastard son of Joseph Joestar. He grows up without knowing of his parentage until his father's side of the family suddenly reappears in his life when he enters high school.

Index the tropes, or go to class late- this is the self challenge of Higashikata Josuke!

  • Absurd Phobia: Herpetophobia- fear of reptiles. He himself acknowledges it as unreasonable and is introduced trying to overcome his fear, just like his canon counterpart.
    Scaley, souless eyed, bitey, boney reptiles. Blegh.

  • Agent Peacock: Maintains a meticulous hairstyle, and has a preference for high-end crop top jackets and high-waisted pants.

  • Anime Hair: As mentioned above, the pompadour. His natural hair is apparently similar to young Joseph's.

  • Calling Parents by Their Name: Makes an effort to call his father Joestar-san(Mr. Joestar). Koichi speculates that Josuke feels overwhelmed by Joseph's larger-than-life personality and is deliberately distancing himself until he gets more used to it.

  • Defeat Means Friendship: With Okuyasu. According to In-Universe lore and Word of God, this is a common psychological trend in Stand users.

  • Friend to All Children: In this timeline, the reason he lets the delinquents walk all over him is partly to keep their attention off of Jolyne.

  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Literally. Insult his hair, and he'll fly into a rage.

    • He demonstrates a very short fuse when he thinks his family is in danger, becoming reckless and snappish- a trait he shares with his father.

  • Heroic Bastard: Born out of wedlock as a product of an extramarital affair.

  • Like Father, Like Son: Shares his father's hair(when not styled), and the cheerful and short-tempered personality. He's even described as being the best of Joseph.

  • Nice Guy: When Okuyasu needs to be interviewed about Keicho's activities, Josuke is there the whole time, acting as a supportive presence, reminding him that he can stop whenever he needs to.

  • Martial Pacifist: Perfectly willing to fight when necessary, but certainly doesn't enjoy it for the most part, preferring to de-escalate a situation before it becomes violent by acting friendly and non-confrontational, as seen in his narration during his introduction chapter.

  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: He wouldn't be Joseph's son without it. His entire first meeting with Tenmei is just one big fumble.

  • Respected by the Respected: Jotaro regarded Josuke highly during their time in Eyes Of Heaven, which carries over to how he treats the Josuke in the new timeline.

  • Team Normal: Had the most normal childhood out of all the Jojos, and acts the most his age.

     Kujo Jolyne 
"Hi fuzzy old man!"

Stand user since childhood and daughter of Jotaro. Now that her father's around to Raise Her Right This Time, she'll presumably grow up less angry and jaded. Currently only about seven years old in the narrative.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Irene calls her 'punch-buggy' and Tenmei's is kumo-chan(spider).
    • Jotaro seems to think that ojoh(Japanese for girl) is an appropriate nickname for his daughter.

  • Alternate Timeline: Instead of developing her Stand in Stone Ocean like in the original timeline, she already has it by Diamond Is Unbreakable. Going off the information Welcome To The SPW Foundation supplies about the Stand Infection Virus, this is likely due to Jotaro's increased presence in her childhood kickstarting the Stand ability she inherited from him.

  • Animal Motifs: Insects. Most of her nicknames are insect related, and in Magic Trick she's described as screaming like a cicada.

  • Brutal Honesty: Instantly calls Joseph a weird old man when he visits in Demolition Man, and yells at a group of high schoolers for hurting an animal, cutting through their delinquent posturing.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: Joseph is apparently an old man because he has a beard. Like father, like daughter.

  • Cheerful Child: For now, she's a bombastic, free-spirited kid with a lot of love being poured into her.

  • Combat Tentacles: Her Stand turns her body into this.

  • The Lad-ette: Shaping up to be one as early as six years old- blunt, rude, energetic, and really packing a punch.

  • Has Two Mommies: Two mommies and two daddies. Jolyne really lucked out on the parent lottery.

  • Little Girls Kick Shins: Or rather, little girls punch shins- though those delinquents deserved it.

  • Multicolored Hair: Black, with blonde streaks.

  • Mundane Utility: You can unravel your body into string? Now you have a great way to horrify people who try to grab you when you don't want it. Or just grab coins from the fountain.

    • Her tendency to do this backfires in Magic Trick, thinking a self defense trick can be substituted as a sleeping aid.

  • Odango: Just like her canon counterpart, she has the odango/braid hairstyle.

  • Raise Him Right This Time: In the new timeline, she essentially has four parents- Marina, Jotaro, Irene, and Tenmei. Between the lot of them, she's well on the path to being far more adjusted then her canon counterpart.

  • Spell My Name with an "S": The narrative (and her legal name) says Jolyne, but her father pronounces it as 徐倫(Jo-rin).

  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Almost killed her dad before she was even ten years old. Granted, she didn't realize what she was doing, but still.

    Kujo Jotaro 

"I can't fix the past. But I can change your future."

The Sole Survivor of a destroyed timeline, creating a new one averting the tragic events of his original one. Marina's really, really weird roommate. Probably possessed. Becomes a marine biologist for the Speedwagon Foundation.

Yare yare daze, just read the tropes already...

  • Adoptive Peer Parent: Becomes this to Okuyasu after Keicho dies, bordering on Parental Substitute.

  • Animal Motifs: In irezumi, his chapter mentions tigers and whales, powerful water-loving animals. Star Platinum itself displays tiger/cat-like behavior.

  • Asperger Syndrome: Portrayed as being on the autism spectrum, with sound sensitivities, his perpetual poker face, confusion towards social norms, and Cloudcuckoolander thought processes(like his moments of Insistent Terminology).

  • Asexuality: Specifically, he appears to be demisexual. In his own words, everyone is equally unattractive. Except for Tenmei, because they trust eachother.

  • Big Good: Created the new timeline where Everybody Lives, generating several simultaneous domino effects which saved not only the Joestar bloodline and everyone associated with it, but potentially thousands of others.
    • Not only that, but as a necessary condition to achieve the Everybody Lives timeline, the universe reset in Stone Ocean will fail, saving billions of lives.

  • Closet Key: To Tenmei, definitely.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: A more understated example than most, but some of his behavior definitely qualifies. He wears a very limited color palette of white and 'dark white', can be distracted by conversation while pinning someone down, and writes sideways, for starters. May be partly due to being on the autism spectrum.

  • Creepy Monotone: Speaks in a deep, flat voice at almost at all times.

  • Good Parents: A stern, gentle father to Jolyne.

  • Healing Hands: Learns Hamon over the course of And Then They Were Roommates, and is shown using it on Jolyne in Demolition Man.

  • Hyper-Awareness: Developed this after Stardust Crusaders, as well as a fear of people holding sharp objects.

  • Icy Blue Eyes: Described as glacial, even, fitting with his cold personality.

  • Man in White: Has a very narrow color palette- white, and "Dark White".

  • No Sense of Personal Space: Leans very closely when talking to people, which when combined with his height becomes unintentionally frightening.

  • Real Men Wear Pink: Wears nice, light colored clothes, has gold pins, wears jewelry, and paints his nails(black).

  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Becomes this after Stardust Crusaders and Eyes of Heaven, and still shows shades of it even as far forward as Demolition Man.

  • The Stoic: Only his very close friends and family have any idea what he's feeling. He does emote, just in a very subtle way.

  • Survivor's Guilt: Toward the people of the original timeline, but especially towards Jolyne- it's implied that for many years he perceived her as Ret Gone, never to exist again.

  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Described as having a dead, icy stare.

  • Trauma Button: The words "useless" or "futile", thanks to having to fight Dio twice. Kira accidentally steps on it, and gets his ass handed to him as a result.

  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Jotaro's English speaking accent is ambiguous enough In-Universe that he can claim to be either British, Italian, Egyptian, or Japanese, and most people won't question it. In And Then They Were Roommates, it's confirmed that his mixed cultural background affected his English.
    • He can also do a... "real American" accent, which is firmly between a Transatlantic and a classic movie Western accent, still in his usual Creepy Monotone. It drives it's listeners into horrified hysterics.

     Erina Pendleton 

Jonathan's wife and friend since childhood.

Erina elegantly backhands these tropes with just enough Hamon to make it sting.


At College

     Marina "Arin" Cugino 
"Ah yes. Two single girls with jobs renting a place together and never dating or marrying men. Getting joint bank accounts. Gals being pals."

Jotaro's college roommate, eventual mother of Jolyne, and his wife in the original timeline.

Tropes are like a language...

  • Adaptational Sexuality: At minimum, she's bisexual in this timeline.

  • Adorkable: Takes the time to learn how to pronounce Jotaro's name the Japanese way, and once woke him up by throwing a licorice pack at him.

  • Amnesiac Lover: She would have been Jotaro's wife in the main timeline. Interestingly, Jotaro also doesn't realize who she is either, at least until after Jolyne is born.

  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: The 'love language' conversation in And Then They Were Roommates stuck with Jotaro for the rest of his life. Marina, however, was very tired and forgot all about it by the end of the day.

  • Chosen Conception Partner: She and Jotaro have Jolyne together, completely removed of romantic context.

  • Establishing Character Moment: Two in the beginning of And Then They Were Roommates. In one chapter, she takes the time to be respectful of Jotaro's foreign background, asking how to address him properly. In another chapter, she absolutely stonewalls Irene's attempts to (well-meaningly) control her living situation. A genuine, respectful person with a very strong independent streak.

  • Handbag of Hurt: At one point knocks out a drunkard at Irene's workplace with one.

  • Just Friends: The relationship between her and Jotaro never goes beyond an easy friendship.

  • Lipstick Lesbian: More conventionally demure and feminine than her girlfriend Irene.

  • Named by the Adaptation: The manga never named her, although 'Marina' is a popular Fanon name for her.

  • Secret Relationship: In one with Irene, and seemingly the one more insistent on keeping it that way. Justified- they're in a lesbian relationship, and being outed could be potentially dangerous for either of them.

  • Silk Hiding Steel: Polite, sincere, and feminine, but with a stubborn, independent streak.

  • Tragic Keepsake: She can't afford the condo she's living in by herself, but she refuses to move out because the place belonged to her grandfather.

  • Tomboyish Name: Listed herself as "Arin" on the renting advertisement.

     Irene Romano 
"Well at least I never said I was smart."

Irene Romano, esteemed owner of the Tampa, FL Waffle House, and girlfriend to Marina Cugino.

The fuck's a trope?

  • Amazon Chaser: Thinks its hot when Marina knocks out a drunk man causing trouble in her diner.

  • Burger Fool: Actually, she's in charge of one, but the job seems to tire her out a lot.

  • Butch Lesbian: In behavior more than appearance, as the narrative hasn't really described her physical features very much.

  • The Lad-ette: Shows shades of this, acting more blunt, rude, and unfeminine than Marina.

  • The Nicknamer: Her narration refers to people with rude nicknames and irreverent forms of address. Hol Horse is 'blonde prick' and Jotaro is either 'Marina's roommate' or 'fucking weirdo'.

  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: A bit rude and socially ignorant, but not maliciously so.

  • Unreliable Narrator: Implied. At the very least, her narration is more overtly opinionated, and frequently calls Jotaro weird.

  • Vitriolic Best Buds: When they're all proper adults with careers, she seems to have this with Jotaro.
    Irene, to Jolyne:Where's your dad? I want to slap his dumb hat for not opening the door.

     The Class Cryptid 

Introduced in And Then They Were Roommates, an after-class 'study group' that devotes its time speculating on the abilities of one Kujo Jotaro.

The Class Cryptid will now discuss tropes.

  • Canon Foreigner: The Class Cryptid has no canon equivalent, being invented entirely for And Then They Were Roommates.

  • Conspiracy Theorist: Spend their spare time testing their various theories or gathering 'evidence'.

  • Keeping the Enemy Close: Not an enemy, per se, but they invite Jotaro into the club via their study group front as a way to study him further.

  • Lemony Narrator: Victim to one in the Man In White chapter.
If you went around university and asked about a man named Jotaro Kujo, the only people who would know the person in question would be his roommate landlord, and a select group of possibly well-intentioned students intent on keeping their mouth shut (who aren't nearly as subtle as they think themselves to be, and probably need safer, slightly more legal hobbies).

  • Metaphorically True: They eventually come to the conclusion that Jotaro is possessed. They aren't wrong.

  • Mood Whiplash: In-Universe, when they realize that their 'conspiracies' might actually have merit, and that another student could be in legitimate danger.

  • Only Sane Man: Lewis, who points out that trying to confront an 'evil spirit' blindly would be dangerous to themselves and the possessed person. He's also the one who keeps the other members on topic and suggests possible mundane explanations to the various evidence the other club members gather.

  • School Club Front: Acts like a 'study group', when in reality they're basically a conspiracy theory club with a very particular fixation.

  • Stalker Without a Crush: To Jotaro. The club is only interested in the unknown of his abilities.


Battle Tendency

     Caesar Zeppeli 

"Ach, yes, I hoped the coglione had finally lost it, but too bad, it was not to be."

Joseph's long time friend and partner in every sense of the word.

Caesar Zeppeli is nobody's trope.

  • Affair? Blame the Bastard: Averted. Caesar has nothing but love for Josuke.
  • Cool Old Guy: A veteran Hamon user that created techniques allowing non-users to see Stands.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: Only he gets to call Joseph an idiot.
  • Intoxication Ensues: Implied to have gotten more drunk than he expected after trying sake for the first time.
  • The Medic: As a Hamon user, he has the ability to heal himself and others, but he also displays practical medical knowledge like triage (how to prioritize medical attention in an emergency).
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Joseph's red.
  • Like a Son to Me: Holly basically was his daughter, and seems to have a pretty strong bond with Jotaro, even with Jotaro's Time Dissonance affecting his early memory of Caesar.
  • Polyamory: In a committed relationship with Joseph and Suzie Q. In Demolition Man he implies that if it had been only him and Joseph, it would have been an open relationship.


     Kishibe Rohan 
I respect and admire Kishibe Rohan is a motto as natural as the sun and stars.

A twenty-something mangaka with god-like abilities and a few screws loose who runs afoul of the Foundation's radar.

Kishibe Rohan has never hated tropes more than in this moment.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Listed in the files as having hypomania and asocial tendencies leaning on full APD.

  • Ambiguously Gay: When he's frustrated/baffled by something Tenmei or Jotaro does, he complains about beautiful distractions. He also took up Jotaro's offer to meet up in his hotel room, and got annoyed that Jotaro wasn't alone.

  • Beneath the Mask: "Kishibe Rohan the mangaka" is a superficially friendly persona that Rohan cultivates to interact with his admirers or charm people into going along with what he wants (or both). Since his true self has No Social Skills, he has to practice it with exposure and mimicry.

  • Blue and Orange Morality: Doesn't see his prior actions (violation of privacy, kidnapping, attempted murder) as having been wrong in any way, and views being beaten within an inch of his life and placed in a hospital as a mostly beneficial experience. He recalls Koichi very fondly, while also having tried to kill him.

  • Curiosity Is a Crapshoot: His desire to 'read' other people is very impulsive. Case in point- tried to read Jotaro.

  • Famed In-Story: He's Kishibe Rohan, internationally famous mangaka!

  • Lemony Narrator: His narration is slightly more melodramatic and opinionated than that of other chapters, switching to a detached, clinical tone when going over the information Heaven's Door gives him.

  • Xanatos Gambit: Views his time in the hospital as this, since it gives him a unique environment to learn about, using the experience as fodder for future additions of his manga.

     Hirose Koichi 
"People can be gay, Josuke."
A formerly normal high-school kid, until his encounter with the Joestar family eventually led him to being stabbed with a Stand Arrow, turning him into a Stand user.

Tropes are so cool...

  • Amazon Chaser: Fell in love with Yukako specifically because of her strong personality and formidable Stand.

  • Cowardly Lion: A bit high-strung, with a mild anxiety disorder, but definitely willing to hold his own when push comes to shove.

  • Future Badass: Becomes the Morioh site director at some unspecified time in the future.

  • The Muse: To Rohan, as the person who introduced the artist to Stands, their users, and the paranormal. Rohan even directly refers to Koichi as a muse.

  • Only Sane Man: Has the most normal reactions to situations, and so far is the least likely to jump to conclusions.

     Nijimura Okuyasu 

The son of a former agent of Dio, Nijimura Mansaku.

  • Abusive Parents: Mansaku didn't treat him well, and Keicho wasn't any better.

  • Adoptive Peer Parent: Jotaro steps in to become one for Okuyasu, financially supporting him and bordering on acting as a Parental Substitute.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Mother dead, father incurably sick, with an Aloof Big Brother that physically and emotionally abused him as side effect of a scheme to kill said father. He comes out of it impoverished, malnourished, and a hearty sprinkle of dependent personality disorder.

  • Defeat Means Friendship: Develops a strong Undying Loyalty to Josuke after their first fight. According to Welcome To The SPW Foundation and Word of God, this is in line with Stand user psychology, with Okuyasu becoming the metaphorical 'top beta' to Josuke's 'alpha'.

  • The Dutiful Son: It never seems to occur to him not to take care of his "sick" father, even being prepared to drop out of high school if need be.

  • Facial Markings: The famous )(, which his file presumes to be due to some physical influence from his Stand.

  • Happily Adopted: If the Joestar file in Welcome To The SPW Foundation is any indication, he eventually becomes this.

  • Hidden Depths: He recognizes the stressful circumstances that created his father and brother's abusive personalities, and that they were suffering. However, he also acknowledges they became terrible people and doesn't particularly excuse their behavior.

  • Minor Living Alone: Left to support himself and his father after his older brother dies, at least until Jotaro finds out about it.

  • No Sense of Personal Space: A friendly, affectionate guy... of the Stand user variety. This caused other kids his own age to see him as clingy or scary.

  • Promoted to Parent: An unusual, slightly inverted example, as he becomes this to his own father after Keicho's death. Crosses into Supporting the Monster Loved One, though not *quite* as dangerous or tragic as the usual examples.

  • Self-Deprecation: Calls himself stupid and prone to mistakes. This is likely due to his abused childhood.

  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Koichi notes that Okuyasu looks more wholesome when out of his delinquent-looking Custom Uniform. Achieving food/financial security and no longer having to deal with the stress of being physically/emotionally abused likely also helped in that department.

Stardust Crusaders

     Jean-Pierre Polnareff 
"It's a pretty nice world you've made, this one. Don't go changing it on my account."

The proud, bombastic, honor-driven wielder of Silver Chariot.

Earn your tropes, and be knighted.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Jipé, essentially the French pronunciation of J.P.

  • Animal Motifs: Silver Chariot gets likened to a Dunkleosteus of all things, a prehistoric fish nicknamed the armored fish.

  • Composite Character: Of a sort. His characterization lies somewhere in between that of his Stardust Crusaders self and Vento Aureo self, retaining the dramatic, silly attitude of his first incarnation while also displaying the more analytical and introspective traits of his original future self.

  • Fire-Forged Friends: With the other Crusaders, even describing their character through their fighting styles.
    • He cites this closeness in And Then They Were Roommates, asserting that even if he doesn't fully understand Jotaro's decisions, he trusts him enough to let it be.

  • Incoming Ham: Makes his first appearance in And Then They Were Roommates by screaming out Jotaro's name from across a college campus.

  • The Heart: While not the first to notice Jotaro's Shell-Shocked Veteran behavior in The Star, Inverted, he's the most immediately concerned about the implications of said behavior. In general, he displays a high emotional intelligence in his appearances.

  • Manchild: Played for Drama. His sister's murder essentially froze him in time, stuck in the mindset of a grieving, angry teenager by the time of Stardust Crusaders.

  • Scars Are Forever: A mental example. Silver Chariot is even said to more closely resemble his nineteen year old self (the age he was when his sister died) than his current age. He's clearly gotten better by the time of And Then They Were Roommates, but his Stand continues to harbor the resemblance.

The Kakyoin Family

    Kakyoin Akane 

"It's a terrible thing for a mother to think... but sometimes I wish I knew what was wrong with him."

Tenmei's mother.

Don't worry. These tropes aren't rowdy like other tropes their age.

    Kakyoin Hana 

Tenmei's paternal aunt- her husband is the brother of Tenmei's father. She and her daughter move into the Kakyoin house after her husband dies.

Did something happen to these tropes?

  • Canon Foreigner: Created for Kitsune-tsuki and has no equivalent in canon.

  • Bystander Syndrome: Well aware that there's something wrong with Tenmei, and that Akane isn't handling it well, but doesn't really do anything about it, feeling she 'doesn't have the right'. This is unfortunately Truth in Television for how mental health is treated in Japan, even today, being seen as a private immediate family matter.

  • The Team Normal: Completely removed from the Dysfunctional Family tendencies of Tenmei and his parents.

  • Widow Woman: Becomes one after her husband dies. Considering how Asian countries treat female widows, this probably contributes to why she moved in with the Kakyoin family, attempting to avoid the social stigma of her new status.

    Kakyoin Aiko 

Kakyoin Hana's daughter, and Tenmei's cousin.

Maybe having tropes won't be so bad after all.

     Kakyoin Tenmei 

"I've gone and derailed all your days, haven't I? I'll buy you some lunch."

One of the Stardust Crusaders, permanently handicapped after his nearly fatal encounter with Dio. Goes on to become a psychologist for the Speedwagon Foundation.

You've gone and indexed the tropes already, haven't you.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Gave off the appearance of this in his childhood, being very polite and formal with mature interests. In private, it was a very different story.

  • Affectionate Nickname: To Jolyne, he's Ten-otou(Ten-dad).

  • Ambiguous Disorder: His morbid hobbies and overly formal behavior even to his close family put him in this category. His Character Tags marked him as neurodivergent, but haven't specified in what way. Considering how well he gets along with Jotaro, he likely also has some form of Asperger's.
    • His self-loathing for his past self shows marks of depression.

  • And I Must Scream: It's confirmed in And Then They Were Roommates that Tenmei develops sleep paralysis due to his injuries. Episodes of sleep paralysis practically live off this trope.

  • Animal Motifs: Tenmei is likened to a fox. Hierophant Green is compared to snakes and cephalopods.

  • Child Prodigy: Academically gifted ever since a young age, partly due to the way Stands change brain development.
  • Classy Cane: A sophisticated character who needs a cane to walk.

  • Cool Shades: The damage to his eyes left him with light sensitivity. Kitsune-tsuki clarifies that the glasses are photochromic lenses (aka Transitions Lenses).

  • Combat Tentacles: His fighting style after Stardust Crusaders capitalizes this more. Jotaro compares it to how squids fight.

  • Creepy Child: Would 'collect' gacha toys for Hierophant Green to rip apart later. At least once, he's trapped a ghost or spirit inside.

  • Dark Is Not Evil: A conspicuously scarred man with morbid tendencies and a visually horrifying Stand, but firmly on the side of good.

  • Delinquent Hair: His long hairstyle qualifies for the time, especially contrasting with his overall straight-laced demeanor. It's revealed in Kistune-tsuki that his mother turned into an overly permissive parent in his teens, which is what let him develop the habit.

  • Handicapped Badass: Permanently damaged his eyes and spine during his tenure in Egypt, but nonetheless an intelligent and capable fighter.

  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Played with. It's not simple companionship that he's after- he wants people who can truly understand him for who he is, people he can relate to on a personal level. He has very little interest in forming even causal acquaintances otherwise.

  • Mage Born of Muggles: Is the first in his family line to develop a Stand, which created a gap between him and his parents.

  • Mixed Ancestry: Dutch ancestry through his mother's side, as explained in Kitsune-tsuki.

  • Perpetual Smiler: A thin, wide, vague smile, in constrast to Jotaro's flat expression, but just as unreadable.

  • Phobia: Tenmei develops noscomephobia (fear of hospitals) after having been bedridden for two months straight post-Stardust Crusaders.

  • Scars Are Forever: Has a vertical scar for each eye, and a permanently fragile spine.

  • Storyboard Body: Gets a large spread of traditional Japanese tattoos in irezumi.

  • Strange Minds Think Alike: With Jotaro.

  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Jolyne seem to get along like a house on fire.

  • Weak, but Skilled: Jotaro indirectly says that even though he and his Stand are physically weak, Tenmei himself is very intelligent and strong willed.

  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Or rather, red hair. Justified Trope- he has European ancestry.

Welcome To The SPW Foundation

     The Speedwagon Foundation 
"This is the will of Robert E. O. Speedwagon. This is the will of the foundation."

Founded by the late Robert E. O. Speedwagon, The Speedwagon Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental conservation and scientific/medical research. This of course includes supernatural research.

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  • Adaptational Badass: More expansive and proactive than it's original incarnation.

  • Denser and Wackier: Some of the addendum notes fall into this category.
    Yes, Star Platinum can catch bullets. You are not allowed to shoot Star Platinum.

  • Family Business: Pretty much every Joestar works with the Speedwagon Foundation, with Jonathan at the head.

  • Fictional Document: Most of the information on the SPW Foundation is expressed through its 'database'.

  • Honesty Is the Best Policy: Leaves information on the Stand Infection Virus, and presumably other supernatural phenomena, on the public SPW database for anyone to see.

  • The Masquerade: Averted Trope. The Foundation classified files (containment/persons files) are classified not due to any attempt to suppress information, but for security/privacy reasons.


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