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Blood Obligation by Gioia_Rodica and LeilaHann
  • Status: Complete
  • Recommended by: Hill-Knight, DigiXBot
  • Synopsis: In Victorian England, a privileged young man named Jonathan Joestar studies a family heirloom, and discovers that the world is more bizarre and terrifying than he ever wanted to imagine. Once he's seen behind the curtain, there's no going back for Jonathan and his family. (Or: Kars failed to wipe out his people, and the world looks slightly different for it.)
  • Comments: Part 1 of The Twilight Man, and one of the best AU fics I've ever had the pleasure of reading. A unique retelling of Phantom Blood, fully accessible whether you're familiar with it or not. The authors plan to do Battle Tendency as well, and have already posted several vignettes meant to bridge the gap between Blood Obligation and their version of Part 2.
  • A page for the corresponding series can be read here.

Streetlight Pursuit: Mask Den by digitalpen, FluffyRoRo, leafgilly, and Pianolote

  • Status: Completed, with the sequel Born to Run updating weekly.
  • Synopsis: Streetlight Pursuit is an action/mystery female OC-centric “jojo part 3.5.” It focuses on 5 private investigators in 1993 New York who are are tasked with protecting the city from supernatural happenings. With a Stand arrow loose in the city and the remnants of DIO still lurking in the shadows, the girls will need to work together to keep their city safe.
  • Recommended by: Darkdoombob
  • Comments: Takes place between parts 3 and 4, with a mainly OC cast of stand users. It reads like a series of short mysteries as the cast deals with different Stand users, but there is also an overarching plot. The OCs feel developed and the mysteries and fight scenes are well written.
  • Has its own page here

The Battle Album by Nemamka

  • Status: Ongoing
  • Recommended by: PhoenixFire69
  • Synopsis: A series of small oneshots featuring Caesar and Joseph's not-so-bizarre adventures during their training on Air Supplena Island. Truly, these aren't about pillarmen-level action, more like bonding, banter, and soft subtext.

A Thousand Answers by 24kRomance

  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A For Want Of A Nail fic with an interesting idea. What if Dio had accidentally become a vampire before he knew of the mask's abilities?
  • Recommended by: PhoenixFire69

Jonathan Joestar, The First JoJo by ShipperOfFiction

  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A Fix Fic for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven that focuses on Jonathan and his interactions with his various descendants as they attempt to stop Dio's plans to rule the universe.
  • Recommended by: PhoenixFire69
  • Comments: This is definitely my favorite thing to come out of this fandom, It's unique, tearjerking, funny, awesome, and heartwarming.
  • Has its own page here.

Chimera by 0plus2equals1

  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis Dio "DIO" Brando is stuck in a trap of his own making and is forced to relive his various feuds with the Joestars. Whether or not it ends in amends remains to be seen.
  • Recommended by: ArtistNightingale
  • Comments: While the story is mostly centered around Dio and his redemption arc, what makes this one stand out are the character interactions. Just about every major character from the series gets their time in the sun; be it for action, comedy, or drama. It's the kind of fic that can effectively balance scenes of Rohan educating Dio about the difference between anime and manga with an arc of Dio and Jonathan being effectively stuck "Groundhog Day" Loop that ends with a shockingly well done character study for both of them. There's also a lot of Heaven Ascension Dio being a smug bastard, if you're into that.

Why Are There So Many Idioms About Horses? byGrocerystorephobic

  • Recommended by: Kitsune1, Twixtrix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A mid-length AU about what would happen if a young Giorno was found and raised by Hol Horse.

Blood Sun Vendetta by Ricepirate

  • Recommended by: saltin
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A fully-voiced motion fan comic (a "fanimanga") set in Central America during the events of Part 4. Jose Hijo, the bastard son of Hol Horse, must travel across the beautiful and dangerous locales of his nation to face his destiny in Mexico City. Now if only his Stand, Black Hole Sun, would shut up for a minute so he can concentrate on getting there.
  • Comments: A unique and ambitious fan project with high production values and passion put into it. Based on the test scene alone, the soundtrack is likely to be well-curated. Worth checking out and perhaps even funding via Patreon.

Eight Day Week (Jojo-Spotting) by TrufflesTheMushroom

  • Recommended by: Clipboard Fox 22
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In another time, in another world, in another life, eight cousins all named Jojo live a relatively normal existence. For the very first time, all eight Jojos are spending New Year's as a family. Johnny has an announcement to make before midnight, with Gyro's life possibly at stake.
  • Pairing(s): Side Johnny/Gyro
  • Comments: One of the best fics I've ever read, hands down. There is so much thought and care put into this fic, strong family feels, and everyone is perfectly in character. A must-read if there ever was one for the JoJo fandom.

'Till we Eternally Rest by Virginia Room & Virginia Nitouhei

  • Recommended by saltin, Twixtrix
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This doujin takes place in the Phantom Blood arc of the long-running series JoJo's Bizarre Adventures. It shows us an alternative look on the events that happened during the arc, by turning Jonathan into a vampire instead of Dio.
  • Comments: Dio impulsively attempts to assassinate Jonathan with the Stone Mask right away instead of testing it on someone else first, resulting in a very different, and arguably more tragic, feud to transpire between the two.

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Said Death to the Dead by alovelyburn

  • Recommended by Eva Unit 01
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dio sits at his favorite chair by the window, a polished wood table at his side, a crystal glass (wine, red and rich) held delicately between the fingers of one hand. In the other, he holds the skull. A souvenir? A treasure? Who can even tell the difference, sometimes. (Dio/Jonathan, kind of. Well, he's talking to a skull so. 650 words)

Thirty Six by Serendilia

  • Recommended by pommykun
  • Status: Complete, 34/34 chapters.
  • Synopsis: Dio manages to perfect his plan of restarting the world and does so, using it as a chance to reclaim Jonathan as a (insert your own term here). However, every time when Jonathan turns 20, he dies within the week afterwards. Includes settings of many different kinds, but at chapter 21, there's Surprisingly Creepy Moment. Note that while it's rated mature, the deaths range from sudden to dragged on and suicide was used once or twice.
  • Comments: Read this. Stop what you're doing and read this fic now. This is easily one of the best fics this troper has ever read, and offers a truly interesting - and heartbreaking - interpretation of Jonathan and Dio's relationship, as well as Dio himself.

Not His World, by ppool

  • Recommended by legomaniac90
  • Status: One-Shot: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dio brings Jonathan back to life... as a vampire. Basically, it's a "Dio brings Jonathan back from the dead" story from Jonathan's perspective, and heavily deconstructed: with everyone in character and tons of Nightmare Fuel added, especially the twist. Easily the best of these stories, and one of the creepiest.

Sojourn, by MiniNepthys

  • Recommended by: Rhyme And Treason
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mikitaka has to leave Earth for a brief time. It's not for very long, but it's enough time for everything to change.

You're A Worthy Child

  • Recommended by: lalaTKG
  • Status: Complete
  • Sypnosis: A parody of Kikuo-P's You're a Useless Child, detailing Jonathan and Dio's relationship throughout Part 1 from Dio's perspective.
  • Comments: The original song already is plenty sad, but the visible change in Dio's opinion of Jonathan up to Jonathan's Heroic Sacrifice and Dio's reflection on it makes you feel the tiniest pangs of sympathy for him at the end. The singer's soft vocals enhance the cover.
  • Here is a version on YouTube for those who prefer that.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Fate's Hiccup by The Baron of Cake

  • Recommended by Lionheart0
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: N/A
  • Synopsis: Destiny is a tricky mistress. It will either help you or hinder you. regardless of how noble or evil your intentions. This time around, however, fate offers her hand not for Dio Brando, but for a certain gentlemanly Joestar.
  • Comments: A really good For Want Of A Nail fic in which Jonathan survived the conclusion of the Phantom Blood arc and goes on to assist his grandson Joseph in Battle Tendency. Characters remain faithful to the actual story and the author updates the story at a good rate.

Jojo's Bizarre Fairy Tale: Stardust Soldiers of Fortune by Auragongal

  • Recommended by Kudzumac
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 2018
  • Synopsis: Originally posted to Space Battles, this story begins just after DIO's defeat at the end of Part 3, with Jotaro and Joseph on their way to board their plane home, before a girl by the name of Veronica Zeppeli crashes into them via a runaway suitcase. Then, after they part ways, time suddenly stops for all but Jotaro and Joseph, and Veronica gets kidnapped by what seems like a black version of the late Kakyoin's Stand, Hierophant Green. After the two Jojos jump into a portal in order to chase the figure, they soon find themselves in an another world based around Fairy Tales, with alternate versions of some JJBA characters Past, Present (for the very end of Part 3 anyway) and Future running about as well as original characters. And so, a new Bizarre Adventure unfolds as Jotaro and Joseph try and figure out not only what's going on, but also attempt to get home as well.
    • Here is the original SB Thread for those who want to see the author's more extended notes after each chapter- due to the character limit on Ao3's chapter notes that can cause some bits of trivia to not make it to the Archive of Our Own version. Though, the Ao3 version is a bit more cleaned up for the earlier chapters in regards to errors.
  • Comments: An interesting adventure story that evokes more of Parts one and two than the stand battles of Part 3 onward, especially since it seems that Joseph and Jotaro are the only main characters with stands while in a world that's filled with magic. The original content by the author in the form of the world of Fanterra may be intimidating to readers due to well, being developed as the story goes on, but don't let that stop you from reading the story! The author also does her best to keep Joseph and Jotaro in-character as possible, and also develop them a bit thanks to the situation they're in, while also remaining true to the characters themselves. Of course, the original characters and the alternates are interesting as well, and the Big Bad is definitely not what a person usually expects for a Jojo Villain.

Dio's Bizarre Adventure by Utano

  • Recommended by Clipboard Fox 22
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An absolutely hysterical parody comic of the events of Phantom Blood, wherein Dio doesn't end up evil, Erina is twenty feet tall, and Mr. Zeppeli only talks in gibberish, but it's still genuinely funny and heartwarming. Has an equally funny sequel, Jojo's Bizarre Summer Break, that parodies Stardust Crusaders.
  • Has a tropes page here.

Jo Jos Copyright Free Adventures In Italy by FilthyRamenKing

Unbreakable Diamond, Protean Rain by CandyAshes

  • Recommended by: BriefCasey795, Story Clouds
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A sequel to Star-Crossed Crusaders. Ten years after a Zeppeli descendent helped Jotaro Kujo defeat Dio in Egypt, a new Zeppeli moves back to his old quiet hometown of Morioh. He meets new friends and they seek out culprits of a series of homicides. While this is all happening, a dark phantom from his past haunts him...
  • Notes: The parts of the original fic that centered around JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The 7th Stand User have been retconned out, as the author wanted to make her own AU at this point.note  There is some romance, but there's less focus on it compared to the original.
  • Pairing(s): Jotaro / Original Character, Josuke / Original Character, Okuyasu / Original Character
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic, Canon-Divergence, Fix Fic, Shipping
  • Comments: This introduces a plethora of original characters, all with a lot of heart and fun stand abilities (for the stand users) put into their writing, while also adding some new canon-worthy things to the setting of Diamond is Unbreakable, including some Fix Fic elements, mainly addressing virtually every underused character in the part's YMMV page. Once again, well researched information about life in Japan and other things, along with some use of Call-Forward and Early-Bird Cameo, are put to use in this fic. Worth as much of a read as the original even with the changes made.
  • Now has a Trope page.

Lacrime D'oro del Vento Aureo by CandyAshes

  • Recommended by: BriefCasey795, Story Clouds
  • Status: Hiatus (Last updated July 24th, 2022)
  • Synopsis: A sequel to Unbreakable Diamond, Protean Rain. A young girl enters a violent criminal underworld she hates to seek her long-lost father. In a twist of destiny, she meets a boy whose dream is to rise within the Neapolitan gang and defeat the boss of Passione in order to fulfill his goal of absolving the gang of its corruption.
  • Pairing(s): Giorno / Mista
  • Warnings: Unlike the previous two fics this author has made, this one has a Mature rating and is likely to explore darker themes, much like Golden Wind did. The author also strongly recommends reading her previous two fics before reading this one as early as the first chapter.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic, Canon-Divergence, Shipping
  • Comments: Just like the previous two fics, this is a retelling of Part 5 but with additional elements, and the strong qualities from the author's previous fic are once again present in this one too. The setting of Golden Wind is expanded to tie in with what was established in the previous fics, and researched information about Italy's culture is put to use. The fic has a few prologue chapters before the retelling begins, but they're still engaging and aid the worldbuilding. Some characters introduced early on in the original also make an Adaptational Early Appearance. The OC protagonist is also unique, as she heavily differs from the previous two. Very much a good read so far.
  • Now has a Trope page.

Stars, Eyes of Heaven by aenor_llelo

  • Recommended by: Fist Of The North Joestar
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: The man who conquered the world falls from heaven, and the various consequences thereof.
  • Notes: A Series Fic meant to take place right after Eyes of Heaven, covering the events of the new timeline. Slice of Life style, speculating on the events of the new timeline with lots of character exploration, and a running Central Theme of trauma, its affects throughout life, and moving past it (with the support of friends and family). Don't worry, there's some healthy dashes of humor to sneak on ya. Many of the stories are Jotaro-centric, but it does take time to focus on other characters. Does have ships (like Jotaro/Kakyoin) but only emotional/romantic content(no sexual content and Word of God says there never will be).
  • Pairing(s): Jotaro/Kakyoin, Joseph/Caesar/Suzie, Josuke/Okuyasu
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic, Series Fic, Continuation Fic
  • Comments: Has nine parts at the moment, over 30,000 words, and is still growing. The author does take in-universe prompts, and even maintains a Discord chat for people who really, really want to talk shop.

hey kids do you want to see a dead body by Shortfuse

  • Recommended by: Katdo
  • Status: Dead; last updated August 2019
  • Synopsis: "something strange falls from the sky in morioh."
  • Pairings: Background Josuke/Okuyasu
  • Tags: What If?, humor
  • Comments: Josuke, Okuyasu, Koichi, and Mikitaka discover the petrified Kars fallen to Earth. Josuke revives him with Crazy Diamond. Hilarity Ensues and an unexpected familiar face is called in to deal with the situation. An entertaining light read.

JoJo's Timely Adventure by Sarcastic_Raspberry

  • Recommended by: Katdo, Twixtrix
  • Status: Dormant; last updated September 2020
  • Synopsis: "Jotaro and Kakyoin are sucked out of their time and spat back into a different one, forcing a young Joseph and Caesar to take their place. How will the Crusaders fare without two of their most powerful stands? How will the world fare without two of their remaining Hamon warriors?"
  • Pairings: Jotaro/Kakyoin, Joseph/Caesar
  • Tags: Time Travel, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Additional Warnings Apply
  • Comments: Canon-worthy blend of action, humor, and angst that explores an interesting What If? scenario.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Wayward Baby by Robin (Forest_Warp)

  • Recommended by: Electroninja
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "In the year 2009, Shizuka Joestar (Adoptive Daughter of Joseph,) begins to have questions about her origins. In her search for answers, she finds herself neck-deep in a conflict far beyond anything she bargained for. Secrets are revealed, relics of the past are uncovered, and the fate of the world could be forever changed. The only question is: Who's worthy to determine such a fate?"
  • Comments: The best Shizuka Joestar fic I've ever read as well as one of the best Jojo fics in general. It takes place between Parts 5 & 6 and is almost completely canon compliant so far. It does a great job adding depth to things that will later happen in part 6 and has lots of original characters and stands that feel authentically Jojo.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure But Really Really Fast by Viva Reverie

  • Recommended by: InterGuy584
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: "a story about two punchy boys"
  • Comments: A hilarious video series on YouTube that takes all of the jojo parts (currently up to part 4) and retells their stories with jittery, cartoonish caricatures really really fast. A goofy and chaotic experience awaits anyone who's gonna check out this series.

Who Loves The Sun by Scranity

  • Recommended by: Crusader Jerome
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When Joseph Joestar and Ceasar Zeppeli encounter the Pillarmen underneath the Colosseum in Rome, they find not three waiting for them but four. And the Ripples this causes quickly affects the futures of both Joseph and his descendants forever.
  • Comments: A very well-thought-out and well-executed story, with some of the best Stand battles this troper has ever seen or read. Velvet is a fascinating and engaging character, even though the story is almost never shown from her point of view. A strong theme of the weight of choices in a world dominated by fate is present throughout.

City Living by Jonydrake

  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The year is 2013 in the fictional city of Chutowan (ちゅとわん) located in Japan. After a series of unfortunate events, 23 y/o Yoh Yomi ends up living as a hikikomori (japanese term to describe shut-ins), being sustained by his wealthy parents with the promise of finishing his education at college. After receiving the news of their parents getting hospitalized, Yeri Yomi, Yoh's sister, a successful psychologist and stand user, goes to inform his brother that he may lose his source of income due to the possibility of their parents dying, but after getting to him, she discovers that his brother has been living as a hikikomori for 4 years. Follow Yoh in his recovery journey to try to fit in Japan's competitive society alongside other companions while a mystery regarding stand users unveils across the city.
  • Has its own TV Tropes page.
  • Commments: One of the best Jojo-based original stories out there, the stands feel like they've been really created by Araki himself and the story and characters are engaging. Absolutely worth checking out.

Keeping Up With The Joestars by mollydewinter

  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Peek into the life of everyone's favorite family, their friends and enemies as they all try to co-exist in the same neighborhood! Enjoy a series of stories about the bizarre lives of the amazing Joestars!
  • Pairings: Diavolo/Funny Valentine, others minor ships
  • Tags: Modern AU, Slice of Life
  • Comments: Just a great fic. Thre's a lot of Diavalen, but during this fic I've learnt to like this odd pairing. It's very long and still ongoing so you won't be running out soon.

Iron Touch by Edgy Ella

  • Recommended by: torchDreemurr
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: May 19th, 2009: the unthinkable has happened—Passione's prized Stand arrow has been stolen. The perpetrators appear to be a group of unidentified Stand users hiding their faces behind masquerade masks. Giorno suspects who one of the thieves may be, and it's the last person Polnareff wanted to get involved. Or, in which Polnareff's daughter goes on her own wacky quest and learns some self love along the way.
  • Has its own TV Tropes page.

Gold and Sapphires by yuki_MXIVo

  • Recommended by: LoneOtaku
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Giorno was not fazed by anything—almost anything. You could say that the invitation to a family reunion startled him. (Alternatively Titled: Giorno goes to Japan and finds a family)

  • Comments: The Joestars are having a family reunion, and Holly, bless her heart, has sent an invitation to Giorno, who had a shaky and unpleasant understanding of "family" even before becoming the Don Passione and learning about DIO. It goes about as well as you'd expect, though not entirely from sheer awkwardness. Uses the premise of a "GioGio meets the JoJos" story as a base for an in-depth, interesting and slightly melancholic character study of Giorno (well, more of a self-psyche exam, but still). There's also lots of found-family drama and feels to go around; bratty kid Jolyne and toddler Shizuka are both adorable and dramatic, Jotaro is bad at communication but tries his best, Trish is a menace, Polnareff is a Tortoise, Mista is Italian, and Josuke's just happy to be there. Highly recommend checking out if you're a fan of Giorno's, or wholesome (found) family fluffiness in general.

Sapphire Heartverse by sapphire-heart-tippy

  • Recommended by: Tyrannocyon
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Less of a singular fic and more of a Denser and Wackier slice-of-life Affectionate Parody of the daily lives of Dio and his agents at the mansion, focusing primarily on the antics of Vanilla Ice and their fanmade original character Tippy, as well as Jonathan's living, talking and bouncing disembodied head. Now has its own page.
  • Comments: An absolutely deranged and hilarious parody AU where anything goes and characters are mashed together in the most absurd of ways. Deviates a lot from canon for Rule of Funny, and contains such weirdness as Ghiaccio being a bubble tea shop owner, the stands all being sentient and having their own personalities (even Emperor, Hol Horse's stand who is literally just a gun), Dio being an exasperated boss putting up with all the wacky antics of his agents (both canon and fanmade) in a sitcom style, and, most notably, the Western Animation/Futurama-style appearances of the deceased characters as living disembodied heads magically revived by Dio, most prominently Jonathan himself, whose body is Dio's and thus everything Jonathan eats goes to Dio's stomach. Also contains some OC x Canon shipping between Tippy and Vanilla Ice but mostly focuses on the absurdist comedy.

Hirose Koichi's Uneventful Trip to Italy by SpiraPhantom

  • Recommnded by DigiXBot
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Having meet DIO's son Haruno Shiobana, or rather Gionro Giovanni, and confirming he isn't a dangerous Stand user in just a single day, Hirose Koichi takes up Jotaro's offer to enjoy a quiet vacation in Italy. He didn't expect to witness Giorno's involvement in his quest to take down the Boss of Passione.
  • Comments: A fun and quick fic having Koichi more involved in the events of Part 5. He not only gets to help out Team Buccarati against a few of their enemies but even discovers a couple of hidden secrets in the world of JoJo. A fun read for fans of the series as you piece together the various MythologyGags.

     Shipping Fics 

Air by Hoshi Hoshiko

  • Recommended by Eva Unit 01
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Joseph is having trouble breathing and then fluffiness with Suzi...
  • Comments: Joseph Joestar. Suzi Q. All you need to know.

Der Strom by Max-Stirfry

  • Recommended by Iplewhelmed.
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: The journey to Egypt has led Jotaro and Kakyoin to discover life, death, fate, and something completely unexpected.
  • Pairing: Jotaro/Kakyoin.
  • Warnings: Smut and spoilers for Stardust Crusaders, including character death.
  • Comments: Don’t dismiss this fanfiction because it has gay sex as soon as in the first chapter (which can be skipped if you absolutely insist on it) – this is simultaneously one of the most heart-breaking AND heart-warming fanfictions you could ever have the pleasure of reading. It tells us a sweet, tragic love story between Jotaro and Kakyoin during their quest to defeat DIO. It masterfully mixes the blossoming of young love with eventual tragedy, and does it with such care and sincerity that this troper (who NEVER cries at fanfics) could not help but be reduced to a giant ball of Inelegant Blubbering during the final chapter. Our main characters are written in a way that explores their personalities and chemistry together without ever feeling out of character, making their thoughts and actions throughout the story genuinely believable. The sex scenes, while graphic, are NOT pornographic purely for the sake of the reader’s arousal, but rather showcases how the relationship between Jotaro and Kakyoin has evolved and the way they react to one another. It’s also worth mentioning that this fic does a great job of fleshing out Avdol’s background and tying his character into the theme of the story. Overall, Der Strom is a beautiful, bittersweet piece of fanfiction that must not be missed, provided you can handle the homosexual note  love-making scenes. Bring tissues.

JoJo's Freaky Friday by chinchillasinunison

  • Recommended by Phoenix Fire 69
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Jonathan/Speedwagon, Erina/Jonathan, Erina/Jonathan/Speedwagon
  • Synopsis: If Erina Pendleton had a nickel every time a blonde street punk Londoner stole a kiss between her and Jonathan, she would now have two nickels. At least this time it was an accident. Or, Phantom Blood body-swap confusion with a lot of Jonathan kissing.

Star Catcher by Quill Mind

  • Recommended by 71TheRoman
  • Status: Dormant; last updated January 2017
  • Pairing: Jotaro / O.C. Stand-in
  • Synopsis: Following his victory over Yellow Temperance, Jotaro finds himself attacked by an enraged woman who disables his Stand ability. After quick intervention by the rest of the group, she details the story of how her parents were murdered by a man named DIO, and her quest for vengeance.
  • Comments: In the words of the author, "Beginning at early part 3 and going all the way to part 6, a retelling/AU of how Jotaro met the girl who would become inextricably bound to his life."

Starmarked Boys by alexclusive

  • Recommended by Neo Shiraku
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Jotaro / O.C. Stand-in
  • Synopsis: It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. When Jotaro Kujo goes back to DIO's mansion after the events of Stardust Crusaders, he discovers something he never expected, and a butterfly beats its wings.
  • Comments: In the words of the author, "This story is the first in what will likely be a series of interconnected standalone stories, set in a universe that asks, "What if Dio didn't let Giorno's mother escape back to Japan, but instead kept her and Haruno with him at his mansion in Cairo? In the commotion of the Crusaders arriving, would she try to escape? Would she take Haruno with her? What would happen if she left him behind?"

Saints and Angels by crazy_love_diamond

  • Recommended by: Neo Queen Serenity
  • Status:Ongoing
  • Pairing:Jotaro/Kakyoin, Josuke/Okuyasu, Josuke/???
  • Synopsis: A present day AU In which Jotaro comes to Morioh to help his ex-partner Kakyoin to investigate stand activity and deal with its vampire problem. Upon meeting Josuke Higashikata for the first time Jotaro discovers that Josuke now possess a requiem-level Stand and has been bonded to a vampire with ties to DIO who plans to use Josuke to to aid in an ages old vendetta against remnants of DIO's followers.
  • Comments: It's known canon that vampires exist in Jojo-verse and its pretty interesting to see a fic that really examines the vampire aspect. Said fic also deals with drama pretty well and neatly ties in aspects of nearly all eight parts of the Jojo saga.While it may seem slow,things are picking up recently. Also, one of the few fics where Josuke's savior is plot relevant, the Nijimura's connection to DIO is explored, and the characters are incredibly well written. Highly recommend this.
  • Warning: Fic seems rated T but rating may go up in the future

All the Pretty Things by tastewithouttalent

  • Recommended by: The Wild West Pyro
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jotaro/Kakyoin
  • Synopsis: "The other looks at him for a moment, like he’s taking in Noriaki’s appearance on the other side of the counter and working through the basic meaning of the other’s words at the same time; and then he clears his throat roughly, and says, 'You do piercings here?'" Noriaki finds himself unexpectedly endeared by a customer at his tattoo parlor.
  • Comments: A variation on the famous "Flower Shop and Tattoo Parlor" subgenre, this fanfic mainly revolves around the adorable idea of Jotaro being shy when in love, rather than being rude or angsty. The simple gestures of love and excellent characterization help this fic stand up on its own, without having to rely on drama or action.

Star-Crossed Crusaders: The 7th Stand User by CandyAshes

  • Recommended by: BriefCasey795, Story Clouds
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A young teenage girl is given a strange power by a mysterious benefactor. With her new gift, she is unexpectedly thrust into a journey with other people like her to stop an immortal enemy and discover the destiny of her family legacy along the way. ((Based on the fangame JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The 7th Stand User made by Clayman.))
  • Pairing(s): Jotaro / Original Character
  • Warnings: Given the game this fanfic adapts, on top of exsiting spoilers for what happens in Stardust Crusaders, there are spoilers from Stone Ocean present in this fanfic.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The 7th Stand User, Non-Canon, Shipping
  • Comments: This fanfic has been the most I've ever been invested in a fanfic in a long while. It's more than just an eventual romance fic. This expands upon the already expanded world of the 7th Stand User game by adding original arcs and even extra scenes with the characters established in both materials, along with some healthy use of Call-Forward. Additionally, some additional research on the places the group visits is put to good use. It's really worth a read, especially if you enjoyed the game that inspires the fic.
  • Has a rewrite that retells important plot points (such as the protagonist's origin) to line up better with the sequels, which retcon the 7SU elements out in favor of an original Alternate Universe.
  • Now has a Trope page.

Hands Of Life by gingerreggg

  • Recommended by: Tyrannocyon
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Joseph Joestar / Caesar Zeppeli
  • Synopsis: Set in an AU where Caesar Zeppeli is an art student who is sculpting a statue out of clay, he is amazed to find out one day when his sculpture, seemingly out of nowhere, comes alive. Now he has to find out how and why this happened, while in the meantime the living sculpture, who answers to the name Joseph, gradually becomes more and more human as he is slowly painted, detailed and completed.
  • Warnings: This fic gets very dark and depressing at times, and the Bittersweet Ending really hits hard.
  • Tags: Alternate Universe Fic, Non-Canon. Shipping
  • Comments: The unique premise and the unusual, if occasionally existential, perspective of Clay Sculpture Joseph slowly gaining sentience, senses and awareness is certainly worth a look. Lots of Caejose fluff, a bit of Suzi being cute, and some stealth Soulmates AU content.
    • Also, an unofficial spin-off/ or AU of an AU: Heads Up by frodos-bizarre-adventure, a similar Pygmalion-esque scenario, but with the roles reversed: Joseph is now the sculptor, and Caesar is the sculpture: and to top things off, Caesar is just a living, sentient bust, and now has to make do with having no arms, legs or body. Somehow it manages to make Caesar's bodilessness both Played for Laughs and Played for Drama.

     Crossover Fics 

Requiem for the Holy Grail by 400PercentSync

  • Recommended by: Micro Giga
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover: Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night
  • Synopsis: Torn from his world, Giorno Giovanna finds himself in a strange new universe filled with unknown concepts such as magic; summoned into a ritual that offers him salvation. Now he's faced with a challenge that even he might not be able to handle, it'll take everything he has to survive among legendary heroes.
  • Comments: A crossover where Giorno Giovanna is summoned as an Archer by Tokiomi Tohsaka.

A Devil's Diamond by Mugiwara N0 Luffy

  • Recommended by Bill The Something, nitewind, Space Cowboy
  • Status: Dormant; last updated May 2020
  • Crossover: High School D×D
  • TV Tropes Page.
  • Synopsis: Issei and Josuke expected life to be a lot simpler. That was until the day one of them was killed by a fallen angel. Now Issei has become the servant of a devil, and Josuke's coming along for the ride with him. Join these two as they go through a bizarre adventure together with Rias and her peerage.
  • Comments: A great story that managed to mesh both series to amazingly well. Now has a TV Tropes page.

Bizarre Academia by Future Sith'ari

  • Recommended by DVD 181
  • Status: Dormant; last updated February 2020
  • Crossover: My Hero Academia
  • Synopsis: In a world where Stands and Quirks are both prevalent, Izuku Midoriya attends UA High to become a hero. But not all is as it seems in this bizarre academia...
  • Comments: An entertaining story that blends JoJo characters and plotlines from Parts 5 - 7 into Hero Academia very adeptly. The characterization is well done and the writing is good. Well worth a read.

A Different Kind of Truth by The Infamous Man

  • Recommended by Space Cowboy, Eva Unit 01, josh6243, Mugiwara N 0 Luffy, Link USA
  • Crossover With Persona 4
  • Trope Page
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Johnny Joestar was a young man who had it all. A rich family, fame, respect, and numerous adoring fans. But an action done out of pride cost him everything, including his legs. He left for Inaba to escape from his memories, but Johnny is now dragged into to a bizarre murder case. A mystery which may teach the former genius jockey that bonds can make the most broken bird fly again...
  • Comments: There are hardly any good Jojo fanfics out there, and this one is shaping up to be one of the greats. Especially with the main character of choice being Johnny Joestar, the crippled protagonist of Part Seven Steel Ball Run. So far, the interactions between Johnny and the residents of Inaba are very amusing and a stark contrast with the Protagonist of Persona 4.

Fate, Future, and Gravity by Fox On Pie FF.Net link

  • Recommended by Rutherford Dingo
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Synopsis: Our actions are determined by fate. Our lives outline the future. However, everything in this world, even our fate and future, is ultimately controlled by one thing: gravity. The overwhelming despair of Puella Magi Madoka Magica meets the overwhelming fabulousness of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure!
  • Comments: The author has greatly improved since his last story. Characterization is solid, action is well-written, and the two worlds mesh without one overshadowing the other. It's truly a fantastic read.

Gems are Unbreakable by The Black Mage of Phantasm

  • Recommended by: Silentghost, Mugiwara N 0 Luffy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Steven Universe
  • TV Tropes Page
  • Synopsis: Steven Universe and The Gems have saved the world so many times in the past, but now a new monster is rising in their town. Steven has to face off against a man unlike any opponent he has battled against so far. And what does a purple-haired teenager have to do with any of this? Steven doesn't know, but one thing's certain. He'll need everyone's help if he wants to save his home.
  • Comments: A dark crossover where Josuke Higashikata is transported to the world of Steven Universe along with Yoshikage Kira. Every character sticks to their personalities and each chapter is an absolute blast to read.

Holy Diver by Zatroopa''

  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Danganronpa
  • TV Tropes Page
  • Synopsis: Fifteen students, trapped in a school where they are forced to play a Mutual Killing Game. Makoto Naegi may be your average student with peculiar luck, but with hope in his heart, he fights to uncover the truth of the Mastermind and end this nightmare. With the Ultimate Detective, Kirigiri Kyouko, and the Ultimate Male Model, Dio Brando, surely he cannot fail. Can he?
  • Comments: For a story that changes things by having Dio Brando become the Big Bad of the series, it does it extremely well. Changes are sometimes subtle and sometimes major, and while the story itself is minimalist it helps the story and reader by directly addressing the major points in a way that doesn't seem too jarring. All the characters are written in a way true to their series, and Dio is able to transition into the Big Bad position in a way that fits the Danganronpa themes. There is even a one-shot chapter focusing on Jonathan that manages to portray him as he was in Phantom Blood without coming off as cheesy. Worth a look for fans of either series.

JoJo's Despair-Filled Adventure by Zatroopa

  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Danganronpa
  • Synopsis: Jonathan Joestar's once-idyllic childhood is shattered when his father takes in the children of the man who saved his life. Where he once thought they would become as close as blood-siblings, they instead make it their goal to destroy his life and drag him into despair itself! Marcus Cutler, secretly actually Martha Cutler, and Judith 'Jude' Eydris both have talents unlike any other, but that does not mean they will triumph! Jonathan still has hope of victory. And so begins a hundred-year battle between the Joestar family and the Despair Sisters! The battle between Hope and Despair begins.
  • Comments: Written by the same author who did the above fanfic, Jojo's Despair-Filled Adventure tackles the plot of JJBA, this time with Junko and Mukuro (or at least, their Victorian English counterparts) as the antagonists of the series. No one is out of character, and Judith's journey from beggar to Big Bad is portrayed in a way that combines the crazy awesomeness of JoJo and Danganronpa. Like Holy Diver, this one is also worth a look for fans of either series.

Joseph Joestar: Hamon Hunter by lolrus555

  • Recommended by: Mugiwara N0 Luffy
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2020
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: Beacon Academy was already a strange place to begin with, but with the trickster of the Joestar bloodline now attending the school, Team RWBY's and Team JNPR's next four years here are now guaranteed to be truly bizarre.
  • Comments: Here you'll find a well executed and well written crossover between two great series. It takes the 'visitor from another dimension' concept and expands upon it quite well for world building, making it more than just an insert. The characterization of Joseph Joestar and his friends is spot on and makes for a very enjoyable ride!

Lulu's Bizarre Rebellion by Ezit Meti, FF.Net Link

  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy, Eva Unit 01
  • Crossover with: Code Geass
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Trope Page
  • Synopsis: Lelouch Lamperouge was a boy with an ambition; To one day bring down the corrupt nation of Britannia and create a peaceful world for his sister. However, a single arrow gifted him a power that will help him reach his ambition. Stands... Ripple... A feud between two bloodlines that transcends time... And that's only the beginning of this bizarre rebellion!
  • Comments: So far, the author has been able to keep all the elements that made Code Geass what it was while also keeping everything that made Jojo so great, rock references and all! Not to mention making Shirley something even more than just an innocent bystander. I highly recommend this fic, be it if our a Code Geass or Jojo fan! It now has a Trope Page.

Quiet Life with Monster Girls by 1ForThePriceOf2

  • Recommended by: MidnightSwordGuy
  • Status: Dormant (last update December 2019)
  • Crossover with: Monster Musume
  • Synopsis: After escaping a terrible fate in the ghost alley, Yoshikage Kira finds himself in a world where the lines between myth and reality are blurred. As the neighbour of Kimihito Kurusu, Kira must now cope with the multitude of issues presented by the Cultural Exchange Program while trying to keep his second chance at a quiet life intact.
  • TvTropes Page
  • Comments: A very interesting and well-written crossover that takes elements from both series and meshes them together incredibly entertaining chapters. Kira Yoshiakge is given his spot in the lime-light, and his dark psyche and actions make for a thrilling read!

Remnant's Bizarre Adventure: Beacon is Unbreakable by The Inkasters

  • Recommended by: Space Cowboy
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2020
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • TV Tropes Page
  • Synopsis: To live with his friends and family, safe in their homes as his grandfather had dreamed? That was what Higashikata Josuke fought for.
  • Comments: A very descriptive and well-written crossover that blends the two series in a way that fits into the existing canon of RWBY while also merging in the lore of JJBA. There is plenty of worldbuilding, character interactions that remain true to who the characters are in the canon material, and fights that show the best of each respective series. Said fights include Josuke vs. Bruno and Nora vs. Okuyasu. Highly recommended for anyone who's a fan of both or either series!

Shepard's Bizarre Adventure by The One Moiderah

  • Recommended by Zone Adv 944
  • Crossoverwith Mass Effect.
  • Status: Dead; thread last updated June 2016
  • Comments: The story is an adaptation of Mass Effect 2 and follows the adventures of Josephine Shepard hundreds of years after the events of Battle Tendency. The story goes Off the Rails very quickly with Shepard getting a Stand, Kars being picked up and taking over the Collectors, and Liara being turned into a vampire! Overall, the story is a perfect blend of Mass Effect and the fabulous insanity that is JoJo.

The Requiem of Remnant by The Black Mage of Phantasm

  • Recommended by:MidnightSwordGuy
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: RWBY
  • Synopsis: He was not aware of how he got to this new world. He could not see a way to return home. Some might say he had nothing...But they would be wrong. He had his wits, his skills, and most of all his ambitions. And even in a new world, there was still an underworld of crime he could rise to the top of. A golden wind is about to sweep through Remnant.
  • TvTropes Page
  • Comments: Dark, exhilarating, and having the best take on Giorno Giovanna in Fanfiction, the author takes the best of both series and combines them into a fantastic story! With intense fights and vivid descriptions, this story shows great promise.

Vanishing Act by Shocker, Also on AO3

  • Recommended by: nitewind
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Persona 5
  • TvTropes Page
  • Synopsis: Shizuka Joestar, Achtung Baby, is alone in the world after the death of her parents. Aimless, and seeking to get away from her father's business rivals, she moves back to Japan and quickly becomes wrapped up in a bizarre adventure of her own.
  • Comments: A great fic combining both Persona 5 and Jojo.
  • Now has a semi-sequel/expansion covering the Royal content here.

Anyone Can Become A Hero by Count Chaos

  • Recommended by: Spence 95
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: My Hero Academia
  • Synopsis: Ever since his accident, everyone said that he'll never walk again, let alone ride a horse. That he'll never reclaim his former glory and that he'll be nothing more than a Quirkless boy in a world filled with super powerful people. Yet Johnny Joestar never thought that it would take becoming a hero in order to walk again.
  • Comments: A fic that fuses the storyline of Steel Ball Run with the main story of MHA, and characters are consistant and surprises thrown in: Like the fact Stone Ocean characters like Irene and Emporio are here.

Honoka's Bizzare Adventure: µ's Is Unbreakable by Miyu Shinohara

  • Recommended by: Marston, DigiXBot
  • Crossover with: Love Live!
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In the school year of 2013, it was announced Otonokizaka High School would close. Determined to keep their beloved school open, three schoolgirls form an idol group called µ's int he hopes of drawing enough attention to the school in the hopes of keeping it open. But when an arrow awakens latent Stand abilities in Tokyo, these girls find their once peaceful goal of saving their school through singing and dancing mired with deadly combat, where one mistake could mean the difference between life and a gruesome death. Now, these girls fight not only with their singing and dancing to keep their school open, but with the fists of their Stands in order to protect the city they call home and love, not only from those who would use this arrow for their own nefarious purposes, but also from a parasitic demon that rooted itself into their city before they were even born...
  • Comments: While the story bills itself as a loose adaptation of Diamond is Unbreakable, the overall plot has been almost entirely different and is as far from a beat-by-beat retelling as you can get. The Love Live characters are written perfectly in-character, as are the very few JJBA characters who have appeared so far, and the OC's are pretty interesting without taking up too much focus. The Stand Abilities are creative and fun, and the author has managed to balance out the very different tones between the two series without one overtaking the other. Worth a look if you've ever wanted to see a JJBA take on Love Live's story. This story can also be read on AO3 and spacebattles
  • Now has a trope page.

  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: One Cartoonist's Dream ver. HEROES and ver. VILLAINS by ぴーころ大魔王, subbed by JoJoJunkie

  • Tags: FanVid
  • Now has a trope page!

Joker's Bizarre Adventure by VenomSpider33

  • Recommended by Spence 95
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Crossover: Persona 5
  • Synopsis: P5/Part 6 AU. Jolyne Cujoh has found herself in the grasp of a twisted game. Together with her new friends, she must work with them in order to overcome this dark game. Her bizarre adventure is just beginning. Edited by Ghost Fire 6
  • Comments: This story takes Jolyne Cujoh, the Deconstruction of a Joestar personality and makes her Joker of Persona 6. It has a good start and justifies her staying with Sakura-San by having him be an old schoolmate of Jotaro's. And it goes from there.

The Chains are On:Royal By Khratz

  • Recommended by: Link USA
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • Crossover: Persona 5
  • Synopsis: "Akira Kurusu, accused of a crime he didn't commit, arrives at Tokyo with the weight of despair and injustice on his back. But when he finds a hidden power inside him, he and his comrades will embark in a quest to clean the evil that lurks inside the depths of society and break the chains of destiny. (Royal Spoilers)"
  • Comments: A great crossover that takes the story of P5 and tweaks it with Jojo elements. Such as an older Josuke joining the SIU as a detective, and replacing Personas like Arsene and Zorro with new and unique Stands.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 9: Silver Soul By the r/part9lore community

  • Recommended by: torch_dreemurr
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: The year: 2022. Follow Jolene Joestar as she uses the power of her stand, Silver Lining, to fight back against corrupt corporations and unfair imprisonment with her friends in this futuristic fanpart.
  • Comments: A community-created fanfic that continues the jojo story from the current story of Jojolion. As JJLN is not finished at the time of writing, this will likely divert from canon, but it still has definite potential for a good read.

My Bizarre Parents by Evowizard25

  • Recommended by: ultimomant
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
  • Synopsis: Jonathan Joestar is Mamako's husband and Masato's father. He enters the video game and joins Masato's party.
  • Comments: Masato has to deal with two OP parents constantly stealing his thunder.

Epic Rap Battles Of AO3 by Slake 43

  • Recommended by: artistnightingale
  • Crossover with: Five Nights at Freddy's, in the style of Epic Rap Battles of History
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A rap battle between Dio Brando and Springtrap.
  • Comments: Quick and SUPER funny, if you like ERB then give this a quick read through. It's a shame that this is the only rap battle in this seemingly dead compilation, because what's here is solid, even if some of the rhymes are a stretch.

Fate: True Bizarre series by SocialistBukharin

  • Recommended by Victorio M Wolff-Haddock
  • Status:
  • Crossover with: Fate Series
  • Synopsis:
    • Fate: True Bizarre: Jotaro Kujoh planned to spend the holidays with his family when the Speedwagon Foundation notified him of some anomalies in Japan. The Fourth War will now have a crazier shine than expected.
    • Vento Imperiale, Gold and Purple: During a trip to meet up with her childhood friend, Sakura Kujo ends up joining a crusade against the Mafia together with a distant relative of hers.
    • Fate Heaven Invoke: Kujo Sakura, 15, hopes that her return to the now calm and quiet Fuyuki will give her time to think and find her own peace after the turbulent events of two years ago. But as she is soon to find out, old faces from the past have plans to achieve [Heaven] at the expense of many.
  • Comments: A real excellency, where adult Jotaro Kujo accidentally takes the role of Caster's master and with said Servant being Xuanzang causes a chain reaction for the future of both halves of the crossover, even if not all of them are for the better...

Jojo New Universe by mtnetsurfer