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  • From Part 3 to 7, all of the Big Bads' Stands are related to time. Word of God even confirms this and states that the reason why the villains have those powers is because if they had control over time, they could be unbeatable and that stories need to have powerful villains.
    • The World: Time Stands Still.
    • Killer Queen (or rather, its Bite The Dust ability, which is unlocked much later): "Groundhog Day" Loop.
    • King Crimson: Can erase time, allowing its user to evade attacks.
    • Made In Heaven: Can accelerate time around the user. It can get to the point it can go to the end of the Universe, to the beginning of the Universe, to the starting point.
    • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Can access alternate timelines
      • If someone really wants to add it to the list, Kars becoming the Ultimate Life Form. After you become completely immortal, time and aging have no meaning.
      • Hell, even Part 1 is included in this: Dio can freeze people, and while he can't stop all of them, he can slow them down by making them find some way to thaw the ice if they weren't frozen completely.
  • Related to the above, the same can be said for the Stands that defeat said Big Bads:
    • Star Platinum: Yep, can stop time too.
    • Crazy Diamond: Can repair objects, effectively rewinding time.
    • Gold Experience Requiem: Nullifies effects, effectively rewinding any action.
    • Weather Report: It controls weather conditions... the Italian phrase for "weather" is "tempo atmosferico", which literally means "atmospheric time".
    • Tusk ACT 4: Has access to the "infinite spin", a spin that not only goes on forever, but also ignores all rules of space and time.
      • Additionally: Kars is defeated by his own immortality after he is left in space, unable to move; the villain of part 7 is defeated by the Golden Spin, which, once activated, is "infinite" as in "constant through space and time"; and alternate Diego Brando is defeated by coming in contact with the original Diego's severed head.
      • And in part 1, Jonathan stops Dio for the time being by taking Dio with him to the bottom of the sea... or pausing Dio's plans; he would've permanently stopped them if it wasn't for some fishermen having the misfortune of picking up the coffin Dio was trapped in.
  • Most of the powers are things that people once believed were scientifically correct. Vampires become super-intelligent via trapanation. King Crimson works by presuming that time is an illusion, created by the flow of events. Kars uses the theory that all creatures are the same before the fetus gestates, which predates Lamarck. The Spin works with the revised Deus ex Machina theory (made by the same priest that made the "time is an illusion" theory). It consists of the hypothesis that if the hand of God is the primal mover, a spherical object can push all his mass in an equal mass, thus start to spin indefinitely.
  • The famous "ORA ORA ORA" move, and the many variations thereof, makes sense when you realize a Stand's power increases the closer it is to its user. Ever "ORA ORA ORA" has the user close enough to their opponent with their Stand in the middle, causing the power increase. Not to mention, the Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs makes it harder for the opponent to concentrate and counterattack.
  • For Parts 1 and 3, the reason Dio loses can be found in the Bible: "It profiteth a man nothing if he gaineth the world yet loseth his soul." Dio gained his Stand The World, yet lost his soul (due to vampirism), so it was All for Nothing in the end.
  • A Stand being a reflection of its user:
    • Star Platinum: Its incredible power and speed, as well as the combination of the two, reflect Jotaro's defiant nature and his tendency for violence and brutality. In contrast, its highly precise vision reflect his intuitive thinking abilities. His ability to stop time may also be a lampshade on his reserved methodical nature. “He lives in his own world” so to speak.
    • Hermit Purple: Joseph's skill at predicting his opponent's moves and words manifest into the ability to make physical psychic visions. Its rather weak power represents how he uses his head to fight rather than his strength to go in head-on. And of course, he can use it as a conduit for his already existing Hamon abilities.
      • Furthermore, while the vine-like form it takes may seem less impressive than the humanoid (and canineoid) Stands of the other main characters, it's actually a perfect reflection of the other half of his fighting style. What better Stand for the master of rope tricks than intangible, controllable rope?
      • It was also used to get away from DIO, which is another tactic favoured by Joseph.
      • Also, Joseph's enemies were all superior to him in raw power, and he had to fight by landing sure hits while generally keeping his distance, also making him fit for a weak Stand with good reach. Not to mention that it's the only Stand (for the main cast) directly emanating from the user's body, instead of being a detached entity, since Joseph needs a direct contact to have it channel Hamon.
    • Crazy Diamond: As Jotaro noted, Josuke's power to fix things reflects his good nature. So why does it have a high level strength to boot? Simple: Josuke's temper, in particular regarding negative comments about his hair.
    • Gold Experience: Its ability to give life to objects that reflect damage back at whatever attacks them respectively highlight Giorno's desire to change the mafia for the better and protect the innocent. In addition to that, its reflection powers and its ability to lengthen the experience of pain in living beings may stem from how ruthless Giorno can be to his enemies. It’s low physical power in comparison to the rest of the Joestars reflects Giorno’s calm, methodical nature. While certainly strong-willed, he isn’t as openly aggressive as the rest of his family and prefers to observe and plan ahead.
    • Stone Free: Jolyne is incredibly strong and does not suffer injustice kindly, just like her father; this grants her Stone Free's powerful humanoid form. On the other hand, she has to be very clever in order to survive in prison, since her enemies surround her 24/7; this is why she has the seemingly-weak unwinding power, somewhat resembling the rope-like Stand of her great-grandfather. Finally, the way that she learns to use the unwinding power to re-weave herself when she takes damage, is reminiscent of Jotaro continuing to fight even after suffering serious injuries (such as when he took Anubis to the gut so he could use his own body for leverage, or when he shoved Shonen Jump magazines in his shirt so he could keep moving around with broken ribs).
    • Tusk: Johnny starts out a pathetic kid who has to rely on his old skills to keep up, with Tusk enabling him to use fingernail bullets, a weak part of his body that relies on skill. Additionally, Tusk evolves over the course of Part 7, representing Johnny growing out of his shell and becoming a better person.
    • Heaven's Door: Rohan is a manga artist that uses real life as a basis for his work... to rather extreme levels. It makes sense that he would literally use people for writing material, and be able to write scripts in them, forcing the victim to do his bidding. He makes life into a story and his stories come to life.
    • Moody Blues: Abbacchio is a former police officer and inadvertently got his partner killed. The ability to replay past events fits both his career and his guilt.
    • KISS: Hermes is a strong-willed and aggressive person, so naturally her Stand has high strength stats. However, her main ability is being able to duplicate objects with a sticker and fuse them back together once she takes them off, damaging them in the process. This is because of her "attachment" to her sister, and how much it hurt to lose her.
    • The World: If the Ditto Fighter theory is true, it shows how Dio... DIO uses the Joestars, his minions, and everyone in general for that matter to excel in power and accomplish his goals. On the other hand, its physical power and Time Stop are also a display of DIO's immense ego, his desire for dominance over the world and belief all humans are mere playthings that can't so much as touch him.
    • Killer Queen: Its ability to completely disintegrate people with its bombs is explained in-universe as Kira's desire to leave no evidence of his murders. Sheer Heart Attack, while much more destructive and chaotic, has the benefit of an unlimited range, which allows Kira to stay safe away from the fight and get an alibi. And Bite The Dust, which has the ability to rewind time after someone discovers Kira's secret, was obtained after Kira kills Hayato in a fit of anger upon being discovered, and he uses it to undo his mistake.
    • King Crimson: Diavolo is a deeply paranoid individual who wants to erase his presence and anything that has a connection to him from people's minds so that he can keep himself on top as “emperor”. So his ability to see the future for possible threats and erase time suits him well. Its incredible strength is for quickly eliminating anyone who knows anything about him. Its rather pathetic durability represents his deeply fractured mind and insecurity regarding his identity.
    • Made in Heaven: It has the appearance of a horseman, and can remake history. Its apocalyptic power calls in mind a Horseman of the Apocalypse, an appropriate appearance for a Stand wielded by a Sinister Minister like Pucci.
    • Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Funny Valentine's goal was to use the Saint Corpse to make it so that any misfortunes that would befall the US would be transferred to somewhere else...which Funny can also do on a much smaller scale with his Stand if he brings in another version of himself or someone else to take his place.
    • The Hand: Back in part 3, the Crusaders commented on how simple Iggy’s Stand ability was when witnessing it first-hand, while also stating that it’s what also ironically made it so powerful in the first place. Someone as simple-minded as Okuyasu gains the seemingly simple ability to erase things.
    • Sex Pistols: While they also enhance Mista’s natural skill with a gun, the fact that they not only possess sentience but also individual rowdy personalities represent Mista’s easygoing outlook on life and occasional fussy personality. And of course, Mista hates the number four so much that their numerals skipped over it and there’s a number 7 in its place. Not only that, they seem to share his opinion that 4 is bad luck.
    • Jotaro's mother Holly develops a stand and is poisoned by it, driving Jotaro to save her. Why? Because she's a kind and gentle housewife.
  • Why didn't Jonathan fight Heaven DIO at the end of Eyes of Heaven? It was his rivalry with Dio that started this all, right? Wouldn't it have been fitting for him to be the one to finish it? Well, it could be that as Jotaro showed in the ending, Heaven DIO was still vulnerable to Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap's Cassio all Never Shall The Selves Meet aspect. Since Heaven DIO, as evidenced by his neck scar, probably still had Jonathan's body, and Jonathan lacked a Stand to which to attack DIO without using his body, any attack below the neck would have resulted in mutual annihilation. Rather anticlimactic, wouldn't it have been?
    • Considering Jonathan's character and the ways that the series and its fights work, it would be the exact opposite. Jonathan is the one to defeat Heaven DIO despite the anticlimax. Jonathan is the white knight of the family. He is nice, kind, courteous, and will only attack if he is defending himself or anybody in general. But that way of defense also leaves him with a self-sacrifice complex. He will always take the hit without thinking of a way of guarding himself first. Another reason it would would have been fitting for Jonathan to be the one to defeat Heaven DIO is because Jonathan, a Badass Normal fighting the literal god Heavenly DIO would have fit perfectly with the main theme of the series, being that no matter what is thrown at a man, his true power is the ability to take it and move until what they are protecting is safe; Jonathan just going for a mutual kill would have been the most intense fight any Joestar ever experienced and the one which damaged that one the most to the point that Mutual Assured Destruction was the only way to win, thus even more perfect for Jonathan.
    • But on the other hand by the time Jonathan was taken from his story, that means Phantom Blood wasn't over and... the Jojoverse needs Jonathan in order for it to continue existing or at the very least so that the timeline isn't fucked up.
  • The deaths for all of the main villains are all Karmic Deaths in that they completely disregard their wants and bring their greatest fears to life.
    • Dio wanted to destroy the Joestar bloodline and fought for pride and status. However, instead of dying as a proud warrior against the Joestar bloodline, he dies after Jotaro learns how to use The World, dying a humiliating death at the hands of trickery... his own trick being used against him as well. There's also the fact that his death allowed the Joestar bloodline to continue, as his failure to kill Jotaro led to Jolyne's birth, and alongside saving Holly, Jotaro had also saved Josuke. Even Giorno, even discounting the fact that he's technically more Jonathan than Dio DNA wise, ended up becoming as virtuous and noble as the very Joestar that Dio despised.
      • Additionally, his death (his Stand got kicked in the shin and he exploded) was pretty anticlimactic. Given how full of himself he is, this is pretty karmic.
    • Kars wanted to become the Ultimate Lifeform and have total control over every other lower lifeform. Joseph defeats him by launching him into outer space, where there is no lower life for him to control and his desire to live forever is rendered moot.
    • Kira wanted to stay beneath notice. He dies after being overlooked by an ambulance driver. As Jotaro stated, Kira wanted to stay away from newspaper headlines... but a citizen of a small town being run over by an ambulance is a story that's bound to make headlines, at least on a slow news day.
      • In addition, Kira wanted to remain anonymous, and stole someone else's face to escape after he encountered the Morioh gang the first time. When he died, the face he stole was literally ripped off, and they were able to identify him by his dental records as Yoshikage Kira. There's also his spirit's demise. Kira had a hand fetish, and he would keep the hands of his victims despite otherwise wanting to leave no evidence of his crimes. When his spirit was dragged away by the ghost alley, it was ripped apart by dozens of disembodied arms.
    • Diavolo wanted nobody to know of his identity. The infinite death loop that Giorno sentences to him involves him dying different deaths, each of which involves him encountering new people and thus more chances for his identity to be known.
    • Pucci wanted to reshape the world into Dio's image and put an end to the Joestar bloodline. His death at the hands of Emporio not only prevents his ideal world from being created, but happened because Jotaro passed Weather Report's Stand CD on to him, which means Pucci was indirectly killed by Jotaro's trickery.... just like Dio. Additionally, there's the fact that Pucci learned of Dio's plan through Jotaro's memory disc, so by giving Emporio Weather Report's Stand, it's almost as if Jotaro is getting payback on Pucci.
    • Funny Valentine wanted to collect the Corpse Pieces for the better of the United States, particularly the fear that a foreign enemy could get a hold of them. Over the course of the story, he's attacked by Diego (British), Hot Pants (Italian), and Gyro (also Italian), but is finally killed by Johnny, who is an American like him.
      • In a way Funny Valentine also inverts the pattern, as while Johnny kills him, Johnny still loses the Steel Ball Run and Funny Valentine still attains high approval ratings, so technically, Funny Valentine did do some good for his country after all.
    • While not a main villain, Vanilla Ice also has similar principles to his death. He wanted to be immortalized by Dio and achieved it literally, but metaphorically speaking, he wanted to achieve this by killing the protagonists. While he can gloat about killing Avdol and Iggy, there is no way for him to ever be acknowledged by Dio for his achievements, as Polnareff killed him by exposing him to the sun... effectively erasing him from existence.
  • Some of the music shout-outs in the series end up making more sense when you realize that they contain hidden references to aspects of each artist/band's career.
    • As many fans know, the ultimate fate of anyone with the last name Zeppeli is death. One of Led Zeppelin's most famous songs is titled "Stairway to Heaven", which means Will, Caesar, and Gyro have all ascended this stairway.
    • In Phantom Blood, Dio resurrects two knights named Tarkus and Bruford. Tarkus is named after the song from progressive rock band Emerson, Lake, and Palmer while Bruford is named after Bill Bruford, the drummer for Yes. Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer and Bill Bruford both played for King Crimson at different points in time.
    • Kars' final fate is in reference to the song by The Cars "Hello Again", particularly the lyric "one hand on the ground / one hand in space".
    • In Stardust Crusaders, ZZ, named after ZZ Top, has a Stand that takes the form of a red car. The cover for ZZ Top's famous album Eliminator is a picture of a red car.
    • N'Dhoul's blindness may be an ironic reference to the song "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel, where his namesake, Yossou N'Dour, had a vocal solo towards the end of the song.
    • One of Oingo Boingo's songs titled "No One Lives Forever" humorously plays on the idea that death is a fate written in stone for everyone. Boingo's Stand "Thoth" makes predictions that always come true, and while Oingo doesn't die, he is unable to change his fate of the orange bomb blowing up in his face.
    • "The Hand's" ability to erase space between objects may be in reference to the song by the The Band "The Night They Tore Old Dixie Down", as the Stand is technically tearing matter apart.
    • The hat that Rohan's Stand "Heaven's Door" wears is very similar to the style of hats that Bob Dylan would frequently wear.
    • Bruno's Stand "Sticky Fingers" allows him to use zippers as a weapon and Bruno's outfit contains many zippers. The album Sticky Fingers was famous for containing a functional zipper.
    • Abbacchio's Stand "Moody Blues" having the ability to replay past events may be in reference to the title of the The Moody Blues album "Days of Future Passed". The album itself is a Concept Album centered around the passage of time during one day.
    • Many fans have mistook Narancia for a woman. His Stand is named Aerosmith. One of Aerosmith's songs is titled "Dude Looks Like a Lady".
    • Polpo's Stand, Black Sabbath, is a black-cloaked figure that uses Stand Arrows on people to determine their worthiness. The song "Black Sabbath" by the band of the same name is about a "figure in black" that selects a chosen one.
    • Sale's Stand, Kraftwork, is a reference to the German band Kraftwerk. Kraftwork looks very robotic in nature, while the band Kraftwerk had a gimmick of pretending to be robots.
    • Tiziano's Stand "Talking Head" causes its enemy to state lies by attaching itself to the enemy's tongue. The Talking Heads have an album titled "Speaking in Tongues".
    • Carne's Stand, Notorious B.I.G., doesn't activate until Carne dies. The real Notorious B.I.G., had his album Life After Death come out, after he had already passed on.
    • Risotto Nero's Stand "Metallica" which places metal shards into the enemy's bloodstream references their song "Until it Sleeps", which features the lyrics "So tear me open, pour me out / The things inside that scream and shout / And the pain still hates me / So hold me until it sleeps." The shards being made of metal is a reference to the band's name itself.
    • Diavolo has a devil motif going for him. His Stand is named after King Crimson; supposedly the name was suggested to Robert Fripp by Peter Sinfield to act as a synonym for the Satanic creature Beelzebub.
    • Ungalo's Stand "Bohemian Rhapsody" giving life to cartoon characters is a reference to the opening lyrics of the song of the same title, "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?"
    • Kira's Stand "Killer Queen" being bomb-themed reflects the lyrics referring to bombs. "She's a killer queen / Gunpowder, gelatine / Dynamite with a laser beam / Guaranteed to blow your mind / Anytime". It can also be the reason why Killer Queen resembles a cat (and also why he uses Stray Cat): "Playful as a pussy cat". It also refers to how he changes his identity to Kosaku. "To avoid complications, she never kept the same address."
  • As seen in the opening credits of the "Diamond is Unbreakable" saga, the JoJo family symbol is a heart. Jotaro, Josuke, and Jolyne wear heart decorations in their clothing in "Diamond is Unbreakable" and "Stone Ocean", and so does Dio Brando in "Stardust Crusaders" in keeping with him stealing from the Joestars, as does his son Giorno in "Vento Aureo". The heart resembles courage and nobility, as well as frailty, qualities the Joestar family displays. It also represents the source of their power; Hamon (ripples of energy) and their later-evolved Stands come from blood, and the heart is what keeps blood pumping through the body.
  • Why is running away the secret Joestar technique? Because it was the last thing Jonathan said to Erina before he died, and that was what she actually did. It saved her life and secured the future of the Joestar bloodline.
  • Joseph Joestar has lived longer than any other JoJo, mentioned as being in his 90s around Stone Ocean. This could be because of his encounters with immortal beings in two JoJo sagas:
    • in Battle Tendency, he wielded the Red Stone of Aja, which can enable Pillar Men to become super-immortal beings. While he did not use it directly, it may have affected his body.
    • Later on in Stardust Crusaders, he received a transfusion of vampire blood from Dio's corpse. This is more significant and direct, though he hasn't displayed any vampiric traits from it.
  • A young man emerges from nowhere one day, and enters a wealthy household as a ward. He picks up a one-sided rivalry with the son of the house, beating him in almost everything and gaining the favor of the patriarch, to the point where the patriarch seems to favor him over his own son. This gets worse when the new arrival 'steals' the son's female friend away from him.
    Sounds like Phantom Blood Dio? It also applies to Gappy.
  • Star Platinum, Crazy Diamond, Gold Experience, Tusk; all are named after expensive materials (tusk referring to ivory, a precious material itself).
    • Hermit Purple also sort of qualifies, as purple used to be an expensive color to make.
    • Stone Free is an exception, but then freedom in a prison story would be something that comes at a high cost.
      • Although certain types of rock (i.e., marble) are expensive building materials
  • Jotaro may have gotten NIHL (Noise-Induced Hearing Loss) from firing a gun so close to his head at the beginning of Part 3, which may explain moments like his infamous "the rain sounds like Josuke" line in Part 4.
  • The three Beatdown songs that follow Jotaro, Josuke, and Giorno all have a meaningful motif to them.
    • Stardust Crusaders has heavy guitar riffs in the song, referring to how Part 3 introduced Stands, the major source of the Theme Naming of popular musicians.
    • Diamond is Unbreakable is an evolution of Stardust Crusaders's, but with a lot more rapping involved, referring to the more urban setting of DiU.
    • Golden Wind has a chorus which almost sounds like an Ominous Latin Chanting, evoking the feeling that our protagonist is effectively a good version of Dio, all while evoking the mafia theme.
  • The 2012 anime has the tradition of using the main villain of each arc use their Stand power in the opening titles: Dio stopped the credits with the World, Kira used Bites the Dust to rewind the credits, and Diavolo erased time with King Crimson (and saw what would happen with Epitaph). These are all abilities/attacks that interfere with fate and the fourth wall. However, two villains got their attacks in the titles too:
    • Wamuu uses his Divine Sandstorm (神砂嵐 Kamizuna Arashi) attack to change one credit in the “Bloody Stream” opening: the studio Kamikaze Douga (神風動画) briefly changes into Kamiarashi Douga (神嵐動画). His is a non-Stand attack, but he is the most honorable Pillar Man of the group, and the only one who was considered a close friend by his rival, Joseph Joestar. His affecting the closing credits is a sign of honor as the first Jojo super-villain to become an ally to the Joestars.
    • Boingo’s Thoth Stand recreates the closing credits in his artwork. His particular Stand sees the future: a more direct power seen in the credits that represents fate, the presentation and prediction if not the prevention of events.


     Part I - Phantom Blood 
  • At first, I thought that the first part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure featuring Dio recruiting Jack the Ripper and vampirizing him was just a way to further amplify the magnitude of Dio's evil. Namely, he got the one of the scariest people in real-life England to join his side. Only much later did I realize what Araki was playing with. The battle between Jonathan and Jack ends with Jack being disintegrated by hamon force. This doesn't just explain why Jack the Ripper's killings ended without an arrest. It's also, in Jojoverse, why Jack was never identified with anyone's birth name. How do you identify someone who now only exists as a fine film of dust?
  • The name of Jonathan's sword, Luck & Pluck, reflects both his hard-working nature and the insane luck he required to succeed against superhuman adversity even before his own abilities became superhuman. Especially since his nemesis was Born Lucky.
    • To give the sword the name Luck & Pluck, Bruford added "P" to the word "Luck". Since that moment Joestars didn't have a shortage of pluck, but get a strange tendency to encounter (and sometimes fall victim to) dagerous maniacs with supernatural powers. Could it be that correcting "Luck" into "Pluck" actually took the luck away, while giving bravery?
  • The only way you can finish off a vampire with Hamon is to cause it to reach their head, and Dio normally drains people by jamming his fingers into their head. Now think back to that boxing match Jonathan and Dio had in their childhood; the rule was that the first hit in the head decided the match.
  • Exclusive to the anime version, but the opening sequence of "Sono Chi no Sadame" begins with manga screenshots of the first six JoJos, going from Jolyne to Jonathan. But why start with Jolyne when, at the time of the Phantom Blood anime's premiere, 2012, Part 8 was already in full swing, and thus we had eight JoJos? Well, given that the title of the song translates to "Destiny of that Blood", it's only appropriate to show only the JoJos directly descended from Jonathan, which chronologically ends with Jolyne. Being JoJos of an alternate universe, Johnny Joestar and its version of Josuke Higashikata have no lineage at all from Jonathan.
  • In a case of heredity, Jonathan's Sunlight Yellow Overdrive attack, a set of Rapid-Fire Fistcuffs, is passed down to Jotaro Kujo and Josuke Higashikata as their Stands effectively use the same move. You could even say that Jonathan lives on in spirit form through Star Platinum and Crazy Diamond.
  • It’s not a coincidence that every Jojo after Jonathan is a variation of Good Is Not Soft and/or Good Is Not Nice. Jonathan’s Nice Guy personality and his father’s kindness were squandered on people like Dio Brando, resulting in suffering and death for both; it’s fitting that his descendants are all hardened in a manner so as to never be abused by people like Dio.

     Part II - Battle Tendency 
  • Joseph Joestar's use of rope tricks and magician's patter, as well as an impressive amount of misdirection and sleight-of-hand, marks him as a skilled illusionist. His patter and misdirection tie together to mislead and confuse his opponents, and his rope tricks prove invaluable to defeating Esidisi and saving Lisa-Lisa. His sleight-of-hand explains how he can seemingly hide and produce unusual objects, like the tommy-gun he attempts to kill Straizo with.
  • Taken from a Nico Nico Douga video, if one takes some measurements and calculations, one can conclude that it would be impossible for Joseph Joestar to have survived the fall after launching Kars into space, as he would have either been vaporized into plasma from air friction, asphyxiated and bleed to death in the upper atmosphere, incinerated by ultraviolet radiation, or blown up with the force of 1 metric tons of TNT... It would be possible for him to survive if he formed a Ripple barrier, but he had never performed a Ripple anywhere near that powerful before... that is, unless he took advantage of the very property of the Red Stone of Aja that allowed him to defeat Kars...
  • Kars values natural life over humans. Also, he gains the ability of every living being on Earth upon becoming the Ultimate Lifeform. How is he defeated? He's thrown into space, where you can only survive with human technology.
    • On a similar note; Kars wants to become the Ultimate Life Form. Once he does, he gets knocked into space, where no life can survive.
      • Actually, water bears have been proven to be able to survive space conditions. How? By curling up into a ball and hibernating. Which is exactly what Kars did! The only problem is that his human-like mind couldn't take it, leading to...
  • In Part 2, the first use of Ripple was to pop the cap off a Coke bottle into a cop's trigger finger and the last use of Ripple was to pop a crater off a volcano to send Kars into space; the latter is just a larger instance of the former.
  • While Ripple is clearly based off of the commonly utilized Asian concept of "Ki", it has some surprising relations to ancient Carthage of all places. The Punic people followed a polytheistic religion with its chief god known as Ba'al or Ba'al Hamon, the Hamon being suggested to be derived from the Semitic word for brazier, implying that its name means "Lord of the Brazier". Given that a brazier holds coals which require oxygen to get hotter and produce energy in the form of combustion, and the fact that the title identifies Ba'al as a possible sun god, there are some very intriguing connections to the Ripple. (Besides, it's never explicitly stated where the tradition of the Ripple originates from.) Moreover, the Red Stone of Aja was confirmed to be in the possession of the Romans when the Pillar Men arrived to obtain it, and who did the Romans have a considerable history of very intimate contact with? Carthage.
  • There's something wonderfully ironic about the Nazis (who espouse the ideology that they're a superior race) getting slaughtered by the Pillar Men (who are the exact opposite of Aryan but are nonetheless an actual superior race).
  • Some people have expressed bafflement that Stroheim, being a Nazi cyborg, was defeated by (most likely) ordinary human soldiers at Stalingrad. However, when he arrives to help fight Kars in the climax, it's stated that his miniaturized UV cannons were built by the Speedwagon Foundation; given just how much Kars had cut him up last time, it's not unreasonable to assume Speedwagon's scientists got a good look at his internal workings. Even if they got along with Stroheim back then, Joseph and Speedwagon probably wouldn't have any qualms about using any information they had on his body (or just telling the Allies how to deal with him) when their countries were at war, and especially after the atrocities of the Holocaust started coming to light.
    • Alternatively Stroheim could have suffered a sort of technical breakdown due to the Russian Winter that was omnipresent in the battle. Due to the severe cold (alongside other factors such as rats chewing important wiring) vehicles such as tanks found themselves frozen and unable to function properly. Now looking at Stroheim, who is basically a human-sized Tiger Tank along with the technological sophistication that it implies, such breakdowns are not unlikely.
  • Why was Wired Beck so unafraid of Lisa Lisa? It could simply be because of his arrogance... or it could be that no one told him about the Ripple and thus he believed he was completely unkillable.
  • When Joseph is fighting Straizo, he uses a full wall mirror to make Straizo think that he had shot him when in reality he had just shot the mirror. How the heck did Straizo not realize that he was looking into a giant mirror? Because he's a VAMPIRE!
  • One odd scene to watch is when Esidisi picks up the dynamite Joseph was using to try and hurt Wammu, eats it, and all it causes is his stomach to comically inflate as it explodes within his guts. It may be showing off how strong the Pillar Men are in terms of body, but later on we see Wammu exploding due to the gas and fire he intakes. If explosions can hurt Wammu, why does it hurt Esidisi? The answer is simple: Esidisi has his Flame Mode, where he heats up his internal temperature to shoot out his own blood like it's magma! He could withstand the heat and explosion because his body is perfected to those means, whereas Wammu cannot because his Wind Mode wasn't made to protect against fire or explosions as efficiently.
  • Throughout Battle Tendency, a Running Gag is that Joseph will predict whatever his opponent will say next, and it always works. Why is this the case? Joseph is British, and books in there and America are read from left to right, as opposed to the right to left style of manga.
    • That might be the joke, but the in-universe reason is likely because of what Araki had said in the second Stardust Crusaders Jojonium.
      Araki: I’ve always wanted to make pictoral visualizations of supernatural abilities since Jojo began. Stands were based on this concept just like Hamon was, so when I thought about putting Joseph back in the story, I needed to decide how I would visualize Hamon as a Stand. Hamon is life energy that travels through the entire body through a special breathing method. Therefore, a concrete visualization of it would be some sort of wire wrapped around the entire body, like a vine. If Jotaro’s group time traveled to the world of Part 2, they would probably be able to see "Hermit Purple” wrapped around Joseph just like in Part 3.note 

     Part III - Stardust Crusaders 
  • Jotaro’s belt carries the same design as Caesar Zeppeli’s headband. The Zeppellis died out to aid Jonathan and Joseph, but their legacy and memory lives on in the next generation.
    • Jotaro may not have known about this, but he may have been informed about it from Joseph, and so he keeps the belt by his waist throughout his life.
  • In Part I, Dio had the power to freeze blood to slow his opponents — such as Jonathan — down in combat. Why didn't he use it against Jotaro? Not his body, so he couldn't do it.
    • Joseph also states that Dio isn't used to Johnathan's body, as he has only had it for a few years and he already had a plan for the last of the Joestars in place.
  • Even if DIO disregards (most of) his vampiric powers, the World is designed after them:
    • He's capable of besting even Star Platinum in single combat (Jotaro defeats him through cleverness and attacking while he was weakened), fittingly as vampires are superior to humans.
    • His signature Time Stands Still has the huge limitation of taking a toll on the user's heart, also making it more frail in time (and he's still a Game-Breaker with that limitation). However, thanks to his vampiric nature, the toll on his heart has no effect, making him able to spam it with no consequence and without him weakening in time.
    • Last, back in part I, Dio's signature ability was to freeze his opponent. The World takes it Up to Eleven, freezing all of them at once, and time itself with them.
  • The items Star Platinum procures for Jotaro when it was still Jotaro's "evil spirit" make sense knowing that Star is acting off of Jotaro's subconscious; the books are to research his Stand, the creature comforts are because he plans to stay until he has his Stand figured out, even the RC car is to help him get used to controlling a remote entity.
  • As someone else pointed out in the Abridged series, Jotaro's trick on D'Arby was more intimidating than he imagined. Swapping out all five cards under D'Arby's nose was impossible with Star Platinum's base abilities, sure, but if D'Arby knew that Star Platinum and The World were the exact same type of Stand...
  • Jotaro had time stop all the time inside him. He does not need to stop time, just to move his stand really fast, which his Stand can already do, and then use Star Platinum to move his own body. Just as in the Heroes shoutout to Dio.
  • Jotaro's hat decoration, which is a symbol of the Stardust Crusaders arc, is a open, raised hand. A stop sign.
    • Jotaro's name is a bigger one. Jo plus tarot minus the last t equals Jotaro. His name is one big reference to part 3's use of Tarot cards; also, Taro is a popular Japanese name.
    • Star Platinum's battle cry is just the last three letters of Jotaro's name backwards.
  • Joseph Joestar's stand, Hermit Purple, is mostly used for reconnaissance. It's easy to think that it was always lying dormant within him, though, given how easily he could predict his opponent's next line...
    • Furthermore, there's a good reason why it doesn't have many combat capabilities: Joseph can already use The Ripple.
    • Speaking of the Ripple, the four major members of the Crusaders before they leave the continent name their Stands in a way that's consistent with Jonathan's Overdrive techniques; A noun, followed by the color of that noun. It's almost certainly intentional with Joseph, since he's the only one that still practices the Ripple.
  • DIO goes off the deep end towards the end of his fight with Jotaro, and his mania results in things like a self-inflicted head wound, the famous road roller attack (where DIO loses his cool and punches it down onto Jotaro with his bare hands), and an Ax-Crazy performance that generally conflicts with the confident, controlled DIO who opened the fight. But what did he do before all this? He drained Joseph completely dry and used him to complete his takeover of Jonathan's body... and since Joseph was already Jonathan's Identical Grandson, this resulted in DIO basically putting himself in the body of the resident Crazy Awesome JoJo after spending almost the entire Part being in command of himself. Joseph is apparently one hell of a drug.
  • When Dio and the senator drive through the crowd, Waldo can be seen as one of the people they run over. Why Waldo? Because Waldo = Warudo = World, Dio's Stand.
    • Except Waldo is known by his original name, Wally, in Japan.
      • More Fridge Brilliance; As a series, what is JoJo's Bizzare Adventure known for? References to Western culture!
  • The heart symbols on Dio's outfit and Stand in Part 3 may just look like a case of Light Is Not Good (and aren't really out of place in the world of JoJo fashion), but what organ is responsible for his main food source as a vampire?
    • Bone marrow.
      • I think that's technically defined as a tissue, but I'll admit I could have worded that better.
  • A thought hit me while adding the Alliterative Family trope and noting that Holly's is the only Odd Name Out in the entire Joestar bloodline, as even those who don't start with J still have a jo sound (Jonathan's father and son, both named George). The realization that hit me is that Holly's name is perhaps the odd name out because it's with her that the family line transitions from Joestar to Kujo.
    • Or to put it another way, she's Holly Kujo, née Joestar.
      • Holly wasn't named after her husband's last name.
  • Why were Midler's High Priestess teeth easy to break despite being tougher than diamonds? Aside from Star Platinum's Super Strength, diamonds are notoriously difficult to cut, but extremely easy to shatter. So, excuse this pun, Diamond is Crash/Diamond is Breakable.
  • Iggy's Stand is The Fool. What is a more commonly-used synonym for fool? Idiot.
  • Iggy's favorite food is bubblegum. Bubblegum makes a "POP" sound. Iggy Pop.
    • Also, Iggy being a dog could be a reference to the song "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by The Stooges.
  • Kakyoin uses his last Emerald Splash to give Joseph a hint about DIO's Stand's power, while Caesar uses his final Ripple to give Joseph the ring that contains the antidote to his poison. More tragic than brilliant, because Joseph now has the death of a high school student on his conscience, and the circumstances of his death were uncomfortably similar to his old comrade-at-arms. We're even treated to a shot of a grief-stricken Joseph, whose reaction is visually similar to Caesar's death in Part II. This picture sums it up well.
  • Daniel D'Arby's internal monologue where he doubts whether he has a sure win yet absolutely wants to call Jotaro's bluff seems difficult to reconcile at first. However, think back to what he said out loud earlier — when the heroes meet him, he says he enjoys the thrill of gambling, and when Jotaro catches him cheating, he says his pride as a gambler is at stake. It's not confidence in his skills that drives him to call, but the fact that the high stakes (including being killed as a traitor) makes this his most thrilling gamble ever! His personal pride won't let him fold, damn the consequences! That he folds anyway further proves the terror that is DIO.
  • In the anime, Iggy has a scene after his defeat of Pet Shop that's framed a lot like a death scene, complete with an extensive flashback and sad music. Luckily, he gets rescued by the boy he saved and a Speedwagon Foundation doctor. That makes two victims of Vanilla Ice who came close to dying and were rescued by the Speedwagon Foundation.
  • Vanilla Ice controls a Stand named Cream. Vanilla Ice Cream! This isn't too brilliant by itself, but Vanilla Ice is defeated when he comes apart under sunlight, which is the exact same thing that happens to actual ice cream, albeit over a longer period of time.
  • Episode 48's opening replaces the image of the knife to Joseph's throat with Dio's hand plunging into his chest.
  • Crossing over with Fridge Horror, pay attention to the opening for the Egypt Arc. Towards the end, Star Platinum punches the screen, and you can make out the faint outline of The World before it breaks, then there's a stylized Time Stop followed by a shadowy DIO appearing behind Jotaro's shoulder. DIO'S World Part 3 reveals that this is neither a stylized sequence relating to the character, nor is The World's outline a cleverly hidden Easter Egg; DIO and The World are actually in the sequence, but we never saw them until now because he uses his Time Stop to hide the fact that it is The World that broke the screen, not Star Platinum. He then casually saunters into place while throwing an absolutely wicked smirk Jotaro's way before restarting time. The only reason we see him now (other than this intro being used in the penultimate episode of the season) is likely because we didn't know how his Stand works until now.
    • On top of that, pay attention to where DIO came in from. He walked in from our side of the screen, meaning he could've been right behind us the whole time, and we'd never know due to the Time Stop. Plus, in the previous opening Stand Proud, you see Star Platinum punching a screen, and then the camera moves around to give us that shot with his fist having broken through it. For a brief moment, we see DIO behind the screen. So in fact, he was on our side of the screen the whole time. The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You, indeed.
      • Actually, if you remember the fight with DIO is when Jotaro unlocks not only Star Platinum's own time stop ability, but also its immunity to DIO's time stop, the appearance of DIO in the opening is foreshadowing Jotaro managing to overcome DIO and finally stop the bastard's OP shenanigans once and for all!
  • With a little thought, it's actually painfully obvious as to why Boingo and Hol Horse's team up failed so spectacularly; they're each used to being the No. 2 of any team that they're on, since Thoth is a purely non-offensive Stand with a great boon for those who can fight, and The Emperor almost always requires someone else to keep an enemy distracted while Hol Horse lines up the shot. It gets even worse when you realise that, when they do team up, each one thinks that the other is taking command of the situation; Hol Horse is waiting for Boingo's predictions to tell him what to do, and Boingo is expecting Hol Horse to take charge like Oingo did while he passively guides Hol Horse along with Thoth. This is basically a ridiculous case of Poor Communication Kills being Played for Laughs.
  • Some fans have raised the question of why Kakyoin never uses Hierophant Green to manipulate people after his first fight with Jotaro, even though it could've made certain encounters a lot easier. But he probably considers it to be a distasteful reminder of Dio and how Kakyoin let himself be controlled by him, especially considering the visual similarities between Hierophant's tentacles and Dio implanting his flesh buds.
    • Actually, he does reuse his body manipulation technique against the Mannish Boy.
      • Then again, he was the only person who knew that Mannish Boy was a Stand user, and considering the alternative would've been essentially hitting a child... it's understandable why he decided that this one time was an exception.
  • Some people probably what Johnathan's Stand would have been. Except we've already seen it! Dio only got his stand after gaining Johnathan's body and every other Joestar's Stand awoke due to the connection they had with the body. That means Dio's stand is actually Johnthan's Stand. Johnathan's Stand would've been THE WORLD!
    • Jonathan's Stand would have actually been the Hermit Purple-like Stand DIO used early on in part 3. The World is solely DIO's Stand.
      • Who knows?
      • Actually, it may be a completely different case altogether. Back in Phantom Blood, when Jonathan fought Dio in his castle, at one point Jonathan said this: "If I die, my ghost is going to haunt you!". At first, it appears to be Jonathan's determination to defeat Dio, refusing to give up even in death, but this line may be more significant than you'd think. Now, The World? That one's simply the manifestation of Dio's dominant personality, as a Stand's main characteristic is to mirror its user's mentality. But what about Jonathan? That's where the line above comes into play. And to understand why, one must look no further than Star Platinum. Jotaro described his Stand as something akin to an "evil spirit", in other words: a ghost. Jotaro gained Star Platinum because the stand arrow that gave Dio his The World simultaneously pierced Jonathan's body, which began the Joestar bloodline's Stand acquisition. Star Platinum even shares many visual similarities to Jonathan, namely his shoulder pads, his fingerless gloves, and his hair. And this Stand's user is none other than the man who ended Dio once and for all, with one final punch from his Star Platinum, the ghost that just made good on his promise to haunt Dio if he died...
      • This might be the case if one considers the similarity between the first and third openings from the anime. In the first one, the penultimate sequence is that of Dio and Jonathan confronting each other before the camera goes upwards, giving a parting shot of the two that leaves to a revolving staircase. In the third one, the penultimate sequence is a rising shot of the Tarot cards spinning akin to a snail stair before showing Jotaro and DIO confronting each other. To add, in both sequences, Jonathan and Star Platinum are surrounded by a flame-like aura, with both punches marking the end of the shot.
  • While riding in the car with Oingo!Jotaro, Polnareff makes fun of Joseph for clasping his hands with the left over the right, claiming that an old fortune teller said doing so meant he was a woman in a past life. Now remember that Joseph cross-dressed to get into a Nazi base in Part 2, so Polnareff wasn't that off.
  • Dio's situation in being in the ocean for hundreds of years can be best summed up as: He's been down too long in the midnight sea...
    • Also, take a look at The World. With his golden color and the deep sea equipment on his back, he is the HOLY DIVER.
  • Star Platinum and the World having the same Stand Type makes a bit of sense if you take things in retrospect. Jotaro claiming to have an Evil Spirit soon after Dio got unsealed was possibly setting up a Bait-and-Switch in which we're supposed to believe Jotaro's evil spirit has something to do with Dio in some way, shape, or form. Turns out that, even though it's revealed to be a Stand, Dio did have something to do with it in some way (he created the Stands for the Joestar bloodline via the arrow), shape (sharing the same type), and form (eventually gaining the same powers).
  • In its battle with the Crusaders, N'Doul's Stand always goes for their eyes first. N'Doul is blind, so by blinding his opponents, he gets rid of the one advantage they have over him.
  • Although most people would probably consider Thoth's prediction for Jotaro's death to be Harsher in Hindsight since it came true in Stone Ocean, it's entirely possible that what it was meant to predict was part 4, or better yet, both part 4 and part 6, since both parts feature Jotaro dying in some way — part 4 features him dying from a bomb, and part 6 features him dying by his face getting split in two — after all, Boingo never said that Thoth's predictions can only happen once. The only reason most people don't feel the same way about his death in part 4 is because unlike in Stone Ocean, he doesn't stay dead in Diamond is Unbreakable.
  • Both D'Arby brothers enjoy competitions, but have different attitudes towards cheating. The elder Daniel firmly believes that cheating (without getting caught) is an integral part of gambling, and respects those who can cheat him right back. Meanwhile, the younger Terence considers himself above cheating like commoners (even though he has no problem using his Telepathy to predict his opponent's moves), and openly calls them inferior. Jotaro defeats Daniel legitimatelynote , while respecting his determination and skill in cheating; and he defeats Terence by cheating, brutally telling him that he is inferior to his brother — a cheater.
  • At key points, DIO has shown to have Spirit Photography like Hermit Purple. But isn't The World's power Time Stands Still? But that's also Star Platinum's power. It's possible that The World's true power is copying the powers of the other Joestar Stands, which suits his character well. Education and upbringing from George I, the Stone Mask and a powerful new body from Jonathan, and a power-boost from Joseph's blood... Everything that's made Dio great came from the Joestars!
    • It also helps with the idea that The World's power could actually be integration of the Joestar's abilities. Not to mention all of the Tarot Motifs Stand Users explained what their card suggested. The World suggests the completion of a journey and integration of all you have learned. It fits DIO characterwise, as well as if The World's true power is integration of all the Joestar's Stands.
  • One can't help but wonder why, when Vanilla Ice appeared in the doorway leading outside in the anime, disappointed that Polnareff and Iggy went upstairs instead, didn't immediately disintegrate due to a vampire's weakness in sunlight. But consider the fact that his Stand, Cream, has the ability to turn everything it comes into contact with into nothing. Stone, flesh, air...and even sunlight. Being inside of Cream allows for Vanilla Ice to be a Daywalking Vampire! Of course, being outside of it ends up having the effects it does after Polnareff gets through with him.
  • In retrospect (as Josuke was added later) Joseph being more grumpy here makes sense when you look at the timing and realize it wasn't that long before that he cheated on Suzie with Tomoko. He likely is just jumpy and grumpy and mad at himself over it all. It was his fault in the end. Not Tomoko's or Suzie's, but his own issues. And having walked away from the affair (before finding out a son was the result) he is well aware and not in the best mind because of it.
  • The Zombies in Justice Arc seem odd. They could barely speak, and Enya couldn't seem to control them to act convincingly alive to save her life (almost literally). Why can't she seem to control them like that? Well, there's two possible reasons why. One is that the zombies she raises from corpses may depend on how fresh they are. There's a good possibility that a majority of them have their vocal chords rotted away, hence why they barely speak or do more than grunting. Another is that she does control loads of corpses at once, it's not plausible that she can perfectly control them all at the same time given the hordes she makes, unless she coordinates them all at once like she does in her fight.
  • So, why can Dio and Jotaro fly, when flying has nothing to do with time powers? Because they were both having fun, and so was Araki.
  • After arriving in India and discovering his sister's murderer is around, Polnareff rushes off to find them, and the others call him a fool for running off by himself. He wants to move fast to find the killer and thinks the others are slowing him down. Of course he would take off by himself: his tarot Stand is the Chariot, known for its speed. A similar minded Stand for a similar minded Stand user.
  • When J. Giel is killed, his method of death is being impaled headfirst by a fence, leaving his body hanging upside down with one leg in the air. This suggests the position of The Hanged Man, which was the card he represented!
  • Wonder how Jotaro managed to unlock Star Platinum’s own Time Stop ability in such a short time? Because he was going through a more extreme version of Dio’s own training.
    • Having to deal with Dio’s knives, not only Star Platinum’a speed had to increase, but Jotaro’s own perception had to be pushed to make split decisions in fractions of seconds.
    • Finally, him playing dead by stopping his own heart after Polnareff fails to kill Dio has him go through the life-or-death situation that makes the mind perceive time as if it were moving slower, or for someone with enough speed, as if time was stopped.
      • This probably isn't the case, actually. Jotaro simply had the ability to pause time before the fight with Dio. He just never realized until the fight, which was what pushed him to try to move within Dio's paused world.
  • Avdol's Stand is bird-shaped and wields the power of fire, which is similar to a Phoenix, a bird of fire. This bird is also associated with death and rebirth, which ties into Avdol's faking his death (though it could not really bring him back unfortunately).
    • Avdol's history also involves him caring for birds.
  • So why exactly does being in Paused Time take a toll on the users heart? That fog that appears whenever the users pause time might have something to do with it. It could also be related to a neurological condition called Tachypsychia. It's not just their brains that are moving faster than time- it's their bodies.

     Part IV - Diamond is Unbreakable 
  • When Josuke heals Yuuya in exchange for his cooperation, Yuuya complains that his eyelids are a little droopy. It was previously established that Crazy Diamond's ability messes the things he heals up a little if Josuke is angry. Clearly, Josuke didn't like having to work with a former enemy.
  • Koichi has a rather unique stand. Compared to other people who manifest their stands, his actually evolves starting from a giant egg that can't do anything until it becomes a Stand that looks human and can talk similar to a normal Stand. He also seemed to have no idea how to use his stand in the beginning (and subsequent evolutions as well). While he quickly gets the hang of it, it seems odd that he seems to be the only Stand user in Morioh who didn't have a clue on what to do with his Stand Note . Then it starts to make sense when you realize that Koichi probably wasn't meant to have a Stand. If you think about it, the only reason that Koichi has a Stand at all is because Crazy Diamond managed to heal him and thus "survive" the arrow to gain a stand.
  • According to Part 4 Josuke's profile, his favorite musician is Prince. What's the name of Part 8 Josuke's stand? Soft & Wet. A Prince song.
  • We all know of the irony of Yoshikage Kira being killed by the ambulance that arrived to help save him. But it goes even further than that: in the spirit world, Kira's ghost is tricked by Reimi into looking behind him, thereby getting him dragged into a cruel afterlife by a swarm of severed arms. How fitting is it that the severed-hand fetishist suffered his final punishment at the hands of hundreds of disembodied limbs?
    • As a comment chain from this YouTube video points out, Kira's death is filled with ironies. As a murderer who wanted to live silently in peace and whose Stand appears catlike and kills people, he was killed by an ambulance (being killed by something meant to save lives and prevent murder victims from dying), in such a way that his death would make headlines in a newspaper, to which he's then dragged away to somewhere where he "Would never rest in peace" and the way he was forced to turn around was by a dog who, in one final twist of irony, took off his very hand.
    • Some people may feel confused that the main Joestar of this arc, Josuke, doesn't land the final blows on Yoshikage Kira, with Jotaro taking this role. But think about the ambulance that ran over Kira's head. What an ambulance typically does is wheel the injured to hospitals, where they are cured. It resembles Josuke's Stand, Crazy Diamond, which can reassemble objects and people, so technically, Josuke symbolically beat the main villain, albeit with a mere coincidence.
    • And for a final touch of Irony, Okoyasu can be credited for starting the chain that would end Kira's life with his Stand. What was his Stand you say? "The Hand".
  • In Deadman's Questions and Answers, Ghost Yoshikage Kira wears a nice bowler hat. At first I thought Araki-sama just threw it in for the fashion, but then I remembered how Yoshikage died: his head was crushed by an ambulance. And Ghosts in JoJo retain their wounds!
  • When Sheer Heart Attack gets hit by Koichi's "Freeze", Kira's hand becomes affected too. At first this doesn't make sense, because it contradicts the rule that "Automatic Stands act independently from the user, so they don't share damage unless the user gets unconscious/killed" (and sometimes not even after that: see Notorious BIG). But Killer Queen is a "normal" kind of Stand, which does share damage with its user. This also explains why he lost Sheer Heart Attack after he took Kosaku Kawajiri's identity and looks, but his hand (and Killer Queen's hand) stayed: he got a replacement hand, while Sheer Heart Attack returned to his old hand thanks to Crazy Diamond and was left behind.
    • Except he didn't. Crazy Diamond fully restored his hand, but they got distracted by Aya and looking at "his" body and realized they'd lost track of the hand they were following, which had reattached to Kira who fled. The only reason he didn't use Sheer Heart Attack after that is because it was no longer invincible and was too risky to use again now that they'd figured out how to counter its tracking mechanism and Koichi's ability to stop it completely, and he couldn't afford to lose his hand again because it would risk his new identity, which he absolutely did not want under any circumstance. And Stray Cat gave him a far more reliable ranged attack anyway.
  • The reason behind Echoes Act 3's sudden gravitional powers comes from untranslatable Japanese text. In katakana, Echoes is written out "Akuto Surii" and Echoes changes this to "Furizu". Echoes itself comments on this:
    Echoes Act 3: From 'Three' to 'Freeze'. All I did was change the spelling. No big deal.
  • Between Parts III and IV, Joseph has started to age normally, thanks to him neglecting his Hamon training. But why did he stop? It's probably due to the fact that he had a blood transfusion from DIO. If he were to use it afterwards, it's likely that it'd be harmful to him, so he stopped using Hamon.
  • Highway Star separates itself into moving footprints to track people down, and grants its user a heightened sense of smell. It has smelly feet.
  • Toyohiro had to be either extremely resourceful, or extremely lucky to get all the materials needed to turn the telephone tower/Superfly into a sustainable house. Unless you consider another possibility: Superfly needs to have a living person inside of itself to sustain itself, since the tower isn't capable of producing the "life energy" required to generate a Stand. It's possible that one of Superfly's abilities is to make sure that the imprisoned person may survive in it, either via providing them the materials required (like food), or by enhancing their abilities and knowledge so that thy can survive on their own.
  • Anime-only example: The lyrics to "Chase," the second OP, are ambiguous enough to have been written from either Josuke or Kira's perspective, making this a combination Fridge Horror example:
    My most precious things seem about to be stolen,
    By a demon that's burrowed into my everyday life;
    My peaceful moments have already collapsed
    Being unconcerned, so nonchalant,
    Before I even noticed, it'd been torn away...
    If I'm gonna get it back, I have to act right away!
    With the sharpness of a piercing arrow,
    These colliding hearts are a thing of beauty!
    I'll chase you anywhere
    I'll chase you anytime
    You know I'll chase you
    There is no escape
    Chase you
    I've been chasing this dream
    Chase you, Chase you, Chase you
    Still not ready to wake up
  • After episode 24 aired, much discussion was had online that it's quite possible that Jotaro was 'triggered' (i.e., had PTSD) during the encounter with Kira, due to the similarities between Kira and DIO. May even overlap into Fridge Horror when you begin to examine the circumstances... a blonde-haired man calling Jotaro's Stand 'weak', counting down the seconds and even using the word "Muda", as well as Koichi having a hole through his chest, just like Kakyoin. Needless to say, this puts Jotaro's absolute smack down of Kira into a new light.
  • The first villain Josuke confronts is a Serial Killer. The last villain? Also a Serial Killer.
    • Similarly, Jotaro was the first and last person to punch Kira.
  • The third opening, Great Days, had a part where it shows a sad Hayato sitting alone on a table, but for the "Bites the Dust" version, it shows him determined (as he's the only one who can stop Kira's Stand, plus he plays a part in the final battle). However, when the last opening plays, it shows him looking sad again. This makes perfect sense realizing that Hayato (and Shinobu) end up getting a really sad ending, with Shinobu not even knowing what happened to her husband.
  • There was another hint that Bites The Dust didn't take into effect for Kira. He remembered activating it. As said by him, it can activate, but the only person that would remember was the one who was infected by the Stand itself.
  • Another One Bites The Dust's tempo matches the CPR heartbeat, and it's recommended to keep the song in mind when performing CPR. Bites The Dust is a Stand that occupies another person's body to keep them alive. Just replace Stand with breath and heartbeat, and you get CPR.
  • In the anime, there is a unique sound effect that plays whenever Josuke uses Crazy Diamond to heal someone or something. The sound is odd and distorted, but it seems to be played in reverse.
  • Joseph is the only one who could have adopted Shizuka the invisible baby. He's the only one in the cast who has: a) raised a child, 2) had strange powers since childhood and so knows how to deal with and teach someone else in that position, C) a Stand, because non-Stand users wouldn't be well-equipped raising a child with a Stand, D) has enough time and money to raise a child, and E) a Stand that can find hidden things and people. Besides, who better to learn the Joestar Secret Technique than someone who can turn invisible?
  • One can wonder why DIO went through the trouble of giving two people from a town like Morioh the Stand Arrows, but remember that his awakening affected all members of the Joestar bloodline, including Josuke. DIO probably gave them the Arrows to deal with Josuke in a less direct way so as to avoid suspicion from his enemies.
    • Adding to this theory, remember that Okuyasu's house is very close to Josuke's. Since Okuyasu's father was working for DIO, it seems likely that he was told specifically to keep an eye on Josuke, either because he lived there or because, as a real estate agent, he had the means to easily move into that neighborhood.
  • Not that it justifies his behavior, but Joseph's infidelity becomes more understandable when you consider the effect hamon would have had on his marriage. In part 3, Joseph was 69 but had the body of an extremely fit 40-year-old, while Suzie Q was aging gracefully, but only by the standards of a normal human. They probably had a lot of problems with sexual compatibility that the audience isn't privy to.
  • More like Fridge Humor, but still. Many question how so many enemies in this part know the secret of Jotaro’s Stand, while Dio kept his hidden for nearly all of Part 3. Then you realize: Dio told very few people what his Stand abilities were, and those he did tell were either incredibly competent or quickly plugged as leaks. After the events of Part 3, who’s left alive for Jotaro to describe his battle with Dio to? Joseph and Polnareff. Is it any wonder how the information got around to Japan?
  • In the end, Tonio was a legitimately friendly Stand user with all the seemingly menacing things he did being misdirection. Except the knife Josuke nearly took to the head. But that kind of knee-jerk reaction to poor kitchen hygiene is infinitely more understandable when your food can, for instance, blow someone's guts out. You'd do anything to make sure the process goes perfectly, right?
  • It might seem odd that despite holding his cane, Joseph doesn't know where it is - surely he'd feel it, right? Well, no he wouldn't - he's holding in in his prosthetic hand!
  • According to this link, Jonathan Joestar appears in the Diamond is Unbreakable opening credits “Great Days” as the sun. He transcended mortality to become a source of Hamon, and to assume a position of honor as the first Jojo.
  • It’s likely that the first masters of Hamon were also the ones that created the Stand Arrows to fight against the Pillar Men.
    • The Pillar Men were powerful vampiric beings who had a extreme control of their bodies, or to say it in another way, were masters of nature. In contrast, Stands have a myriad of abilities, often which break the rules of physics, and being powered by the mental strength of their user meant that their users could close the gap of powers by using Brains over the Pillar Men’s Brawl.
    • And, as the saying goes: “Healthy Body, healthy mind.” Hamon training is not only useful to fight against vampires, but also helps its users by lessening the effects of aging such as senility.

     Part V - Vento Aureo 
  • The Golden Wind refers to the wind that carries Bucciarati's soul to heaven. Fate ordained that Bucciarati would be sanctified for his aid to Giorno, and for being a decent father figure to both Giorno and Trish.
  • Giorno’s story, and that of the Passione group, is of breaking away from their fate (Trish especially, who is Diavolo’s daughter) to achieve their dream of. So it’s understandable (if disappointing) that Giorno stays within his arc and doesn’t appear any further.
  • Dio, despite sucking young women dry back in his youthful vampire days, doesn't go and kill the women who would bear his sons. This may seem like an oddity, but recall how his Start of Darkness began...
    • Not to mention that Dio hates the thought of being anything like his father, who he believes was responsible for his mother's death.
  • Why is the #5 Sex Pistol the one who's the Butt-Monkey? Because, due to Guido's complex about the number four, the numbering sequence is 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7... which makes Sex Pistol #5 the fourth one in the group.
  • Looking at the basic power of Gold Experience in part 5 makes you realize there is a significant contrast between Giorno and Dio. Dio sought power even at the price of his humanity, to the point that he willingly and happily embraced undeath. Giorno's most basic power is to give things life.
  • For the most part, every arc of Vento Aureo takes place during the morning. However, the famous seven-page "MUDA MUDA MUDA" Cioccolata and unlocking his Stand's Requiem form both occurred at night. Don't forget, he is still half-vampire; his power is most likely weakened during the day.
  • Giorno's chosen name makes a lot of sense when you consider he's technically descended from both Dio and Jonathan. It's like what would happen if you took Jojo and Dio and merged them together (Jo+Dio=Jio, or Gio).
    • "Giorno" means "day" in Italian, very fitting considering how opposite Giorno's morality is to his vampire dad's.
  • Giorno's Stand is named after a Prince album while Diavolo's Stand is named King Crimson. Giorno wants to become the leader of the mafia while Diavolo is the current kingpin. In a way, this frames Giorno's journey as being the "prince" who dethrones the "king".
  • Diovolo's defeat mirrors his personality perfectly. As someone who wanted to eliminate all traces of himself out of paranoia, in the end he's paranoid of what will kill him next.
  • Diavolo means "devil", and it's pretty fitting for his backstory, considering that Italy is a mostly Christian nation. He was raised by a priest who loved him very much, but betrayed him, like the mythos about Lucifier being the most radiant angel before betraying God. Speaking of God, as mentioned in the Character section, in Italian it's "Dio". Giorno, the son of Dio, defeats Diavolo to effectively redeem people.
  • In Purple Haze Feedback, it's revealed that Mista was actually the first person in the gang to decide to follow Bruno and betray the boss. The reason he didn't speak up first was because he didn't want to be the fourth person to get on the boat (Bruno, Giorno, and Trish were already there). Instead, Abbacchio was the fourth person on the boat. Abbacchio was also the first person to die on the journey. It seems Mista isn't completely crazy for fearing the number four. This is further cemented by the gang's introductory scene. While Mista was ranting about being served four slices of cake and saying it's considered bad luck to choose from four, Abbachio is the first person to take the first slice, sealing his fate.
  • Polpo gives the exact same test to every potential entrant into his controlled territory within Passione: the Test of the Lighter. Either you keep the lighter lit for 24 hours, you fail the test because you let it get extinguished, or you relight the lighter and take the true test with Black Sabbath, by either dying to its Stand Arrow or by developing a Stand. Now, consider Leaky-Eye Luca. He was in the Gang under Polpo, meaning that he would have had to take the test himself. And since there's no evidence that he has a Stand ability, this means that he was somehow able to keep the lighter lit for 24 hours, making him a Badass Normal when compared to the other Stand users under Polpo's command.
  • More of a Fridge Irony, but, it's funny how Polnareff, the man with a Stand based solely around speed, is now stuck in the body of a turtle.
  • Giorno’s name not starting with a J like the other JoJos makes sense when you realize that the letter J doesn’t exist in the Italian language.
  • The Requiem is used to address a Stand with abilities beyond average. Normally, the term would be used in connection with a deceased person who has left the world. But that’s the point: a Requiem Stand keeps going even after it’s user has died, in comparison with a normal Stand which ends its existence with the death of its user (and vice versa).
    • A requiem is music used for holy rites, so it’s a high-class title for a high-class Stand. This means a lot in a world of fighting spirits with the names of musicians/music bands/songs.
    • Additionally, it means that Carne’s Stand Notorious B.I.G. was a Requiem-class Stand, since it activated after his death. And with Giorno, he gets a Requiem Stand for being part undead, as his father was a vampire.
  • This reddit post gives a rather reasonable explanation as to why Abbachio hated Giorno so much.
  • The reason why Mista believes that the number 4 is bad luck and his predictions harm others around him? It's the work of Sex Pistol #4!

     Part VI - Stone Ocean 
  • Stone Ocean is a string Stand - the third String Stand in the Joestar family, after Joseph's Hermit Purple and his daughter Holly's Stand.
  • Stone Ocean takes place in Port St. Lucie, Florida. If one was to look closely at its most notable residents, former rapper Vanilla Ice also lives in the east coast Florida city as well. A possible hidden hint of Dio's minion's plans to come?
  • Jotaro appears as if he never aged a day in Part 6. You know who are also Older Than They Look? His grandfather, Joseph, and his great-grandmother Lisa Lisa. Who have the ability to make themselves younger. It comes with two theories: Either somewhere down the line, Jotaro learned to use The Ripple, or Stands have something to do with it.
    • Alternately, a very Doylist answer would be that Jotaro just isn't drawn older, making his age seem more of an Informed Attribute.
  • The fight with Marlyn Manson is an Inversion of the D'Arby fights in Part 3, despite having similar abilities. The Stand takes physical life (organs) rather than spiritual life (souls), the bets it collects on are based on real-world monetary value rather than being things that are agreed by bettors to be of equal value, and it has the opposite attitude towards cheating (rather than cheating being an important part of the game, it's the bettor's skills as a Rules Lawyer that are important). Oh, and instead of being beaten by forcing the Stand user to admit defeat in her heart, Jolyne simply beats her into unconsciousness so the Stand will de-manifest.
  • Each of Dio's sons who appear in this part have abilities similar to his own:
    • Rikiel's Sky High controls rods, beings that suck the heat out of their surroundings to decrease the temperature, much like Dio's ice abilities sucking out his opponent's heat to freeze them in their place.
    • Donatello's Under World traps his opponents in past events they cannot escape, often tragedies that resulted in many deaths. Dio's time stop also traps his opponents in an unescapeable scenario, and the ability to revive past victims could be a call-back to Dio's ability to create zombies.
    • Ungalo's Bohemian Rhapsody drags people into fictional stories, with most characters coming out as twisted, parodic versions of their original selves. Other than the example mentioned above, it's also a call-back to Dio's ability to create twisted living beings from fusing animals and humans.
  • As Pat and Woolie pointed out, Jolyne's final move in part 6 (using her string to attach Emporio on a dolphin, banking on the fact that Pucci, due to Made In Heaven's time-accelerating powers, also has accelerated breathing and thus cannot chase Emporio underwater) looks massively out of place considering the endings of the other parts. But it's actually a massive Call-Back all the way to part 2: Joseph Joestar's ultimate technique — running away. Which is what he did against Kars.
  • Giorno's lack of involvement in this part makes some sense outside of Superman Stays Out of Gotham. The two sides that are fighting are his father's closest friend, yet is the Big Bad, and the man who murdered his father, who just happens to be the Big Good. In a way, it'd be like how Fugo left Giorno's group.
  • Compact discs seem like a strange way to contain Stands until you consider that most Stands are musical references.
    • Star Platinum is a Tarot themed stand, and probably wouldn't normally fit...unless if you consider the idea that they're Tarot Cards. What is another type of card that stores things? Memory cards. And what is an upgraded form of a memory card? A compact disc.
  • Once the powers of Made In Heaven are activated, everyone seems doomed... up until Rohan Kishibe is mentioned to be still meeting his deadlines. How? He could have easily just written "thinks at an accelerated pace" onto himself using Heaven's Door to continue writing his manga.
    • He could have also wrote "Unaffected by this attack" or booted himself into a different universe as Pucci activated Made In Heaven.

     Part VII - Steel Ball Run 
  • In Part 7, "Steel Ball Run", Jesus, after the Resurrection, went to North America, lived there, died there, and his mummified corpse was divided in pieces that were scattered across the country. Could the inspiration for this plot have come from the song "American Jesus", by Bad Religion?
    • I always thought it was Mormonism through a weird lens, but knowing Araki, a song reference is more likely.
    • Or it is a reference to the fact that the Chinese complained that Jesus did not tell them anything about God. So, now that He had a second chance, He did tell the whole world.
  • Why Jesus? Because he's Joshua son of Joseph.
  • Did you notice something about Tusk, Johnny's Stand? Act 1 and 2 don't have legs, as Johnny is unable to move his lower body. Act 3 and 4 do. This is because Act 3's power is allowing Johnny to be teleported through the bullet holes he makes, while he actually becomes able to stand on his legs by the time he achieves Act 4.
    • Moreover, while Tusk Act 3 does have legs, they're disproportionately small and equipped with odd vertical cleat-like spikes on the bottom of them, which would involve learning to walk in unconventional ways. Tusk Act 4, while top-heavy, has a more realistically proportioned body (as can be seen more clearly in its All-Star Battle render), down to having human-like legs similar to Johnny's own legs.
  • Another thing about Tusk the Stand that relate back to Tusk the song. The first line in the song is somebody asking "How are your tenders, Johnny?" Johnny is the name of Tusk's user.
    • Also, from the song, it features lines like "why don't you tell me what's going on?" and "why don't you tell me who's on the phone?", and what Stand does Tusk beat? Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Love Train. Tusk is about infidelity and beat the song about love.
  • Tusk having four ACTs may seem a bit peculiar, since the original song wasn't split up at all... until one realises that Tusk was also the name of the album it was in, and said album was divided into two 2-sided discs, for a total of four parts.
  • As noted in Funny Valentine's character bio, D4C, the shortened name of his Stand, is heavily death-themed. The word "death" starts with the letter D, Four Is Death, and C is pronounced "shi", like the Japanese word for death. Because of D4C's powers, Funny dies many times, relying on alternate versions of himself to carry him through.
  • Why does D4C look like a rabbit? The Japanese word for rabbit is usagi, and in Japanese media, most rabbit characters or any characters with rabbit traits have names containing the word usa. D4C's user, Funny Valentine, is the president of the USA.

     Part VIII - JoJolion 
  • The Jojolion protagonist's Stand, Soft and Wet, has lines down the middle of his eyes....
  • Part 8 Josuke uses bubbles, much like his AU counterpart's father's best friend, Caesar.
  • Part 4 Josuke has the power to restore things, making them whole again. Part 8 Josuke has the power to take something out of things, making them incomplete. Both versions of Kira have the power to destroy things, reducing them to nothing. Jo2uke's power is a middle ground between Josuke's and Kira's.
  • JoJolion having a royalty subtheme. Allied Stands that have KING in their name, Moriah itself such as its crest (the M has a crown, the fruits trees) and its history, and Kira almost certainly had Killer QUEEN, so Jo2uke is the union between a KING and a QUEEN.
    • In addition to this, look at the town's symbol from chapter 1. It's a crown over an M.
    • Futher supported by Soft & Wet is a Prince song.
    • The name of the series also fits, as lions are called the kings of beasts.
      • It's more than that, though. All of the girl names of the (non-excluded) Higashikata family are themed after card suits: Daiya is Diamond, Hato is Hearts, Tsurugi translates to "Sword" (the Tarot suit equivalent of Spades), and Jobin's wife is Mitsuba — "three leaves", or Clubs. This is effective mirroring or foreshadowing of Kaato's ability, alongside establishing a very off-beat theme for the part's main allies.
  • In part 8, the wall eyes are able to fuse people and things together. Part 8 can be considered an alternate part 4, and one of the things Crazy Diamond could do with its restoration ability in part 4 was fuse people and objects together when restoring them.
  • Jobin's Stand has the power to store heat in objects, while it's name, Speed King, brings a completely different power to mind at first glance. However, if you remember that heat is caused by the rapid movement of atoms or molecules, the meaning becomes quite clear.


Fridge Horror

     Part I - Phantom Blood 
  • Fridge Horror: Just how many poor frogs had to die for Master Zeppeli to perfect that "frog-punch" trick? (Nervous laugh)
    • None. He could've tried with inanimate objects first. And considering that the Ripple travels through living objects, usually without lasting effects...

     Part II - Battle Tendency 
  • More Fridge Squick than anything else, but after Lisa Lisa is revealed to be Joseph's mother, it changes everything about the scene where he peeks at her through the keyhole...
  • Remember when Stroheim threatened to cut off a woman's tongue with a razor blade and then took a flying leap across the Moral Event Horizon by having that poor family used as a sacrifice for Santana? Given that he's a Nazi officer and didn't show any sign of remorse during the series, it's probably safe to assume that he's done things like that or worse before. This makes his becoming an ally and his ensuing Heroic Sacrifice a bit disturbing.
    • Made even worse in that Stroheim (in both the anime and manga) has the SS insignia on his collar, suggesting he's also part of that infamously brutal, cruel, and extremely racist Nazi paramilitary force. It's now very likely that he's already done crueler things before heading to Mexico.
  • There's this thing that's pointed out in the character pages: it's not unlikely that Joseph left Donovan to die of thirst/starvation in the desert.

     Part III - Stardust Crusaders 
  • Part 4 reveals that Dio implanted his spores into all of his followers, to activate in case they ever turned against him, with the possible exception of Vanilla Ice, and the death of Dio causes the Nijimura's father, a servant of his, to undergo horrific Body Horror when the spore activated. This makes you wonder what happened to the guys that Jotaro and company fought.
    • The fact that the spores were in all of his followers in order to kill them if they ever betray him, makes D'arby's fears and N'doul's refusal to disclose Dio's Stand all the more understandable.
    • Mitigated by the fact that Pucci was also a minion of Dio and was fine after he died. It's also specifically stated that Grey Fly doesn't have a fleshbud, since he was Only in It for the Money.
    • Pucci probably wasn't budded since Dio had more trust in him than his other minions and needed to keep him in good shape in the event that he (Dio) was killed so he could carry out his backup plan. However, this is further supported by the fact that Johngalli A was one of Dio's minions and was fine following Dio's death. Jotaro also states that Johngalli A might have never met Dio, which might be true of some of the henchmen in Part 3note . The buds were most likely only given to Kakyoin and Polnareff since Dio couldn't easily sway them, Enya since she had the most knowledge of Dio's Stand, and Okuyasu's father as Dio probably saw no malicious intent in him and had to force loyalty on to him. The other henchmen were easily swayed over by money, fear, or admiration towards Dio.
  • Speaking of D'arby, the fact that all of the souls he'd collected were released upon his defeat seems good at first...except when Polnareff's soul was stolen, Avdol pointed out his body had no pulse — to anyone but a Stand user, his victims would look completely dead. And D'arby had some of those poker chips for years, meaning their bodies could have been buried or even cremated. (At least you could say they were finally free to enter the afterlife?)
    • The Anime seems to acknowledge this, as Avdol's specific phrasing says they're free to move on; he's most likely aware that their bodies have rotted away, so the only place they can go is the next life.
  • Kakyoin never told his parents that he went to Egypt to save Holly. And given that the whole trip took two months and he dies fighting against DIO, imagine having your son go to a new school one day and never return.
  • As we find out later, Jotaro can see and even move while time is frozen. Which means that he saw Dio kill his grandpa and couldn't do a thing about it.
  • Mannish Boy, the user of the Stand Death 13, is never shown again after Kakyoin feeds him his own stool, but it's likely he's still alive. His Atand is one of the deadliest Stands out there, and since he is an powerful could Death 13 be when he grows up to be an adult?
    • Even worse, Kakyoin's the only person to know that he has a Stand, and anyone who gets trapped in the dream his Stand puts them in won't remember anything once they wake up. With Kakyoin dead, could it be that Mannish Boy has never been tracked down, or never will be?
    • Dio almost certainly implanted flesh buds into all his minions, even trustworthy ones like Enya or ones who didn't end up fighting like Okuyasu's dad. Since the flesh buds went berserk after Dio's death and turned the hosts into blob monsters (like Okuyasu's dad), Mannish Boy is unlikely to be a threat anymore.
  • In the Capcom game, Alessi's ending has him turning against DIO after defeating the protagonists and killing him. After his victory against DIO, he proceeds to turn the entire world into children just so he can have all the money in the world to himself. As demonstrated in his first appearance, he has no qualms about physically abusing young children and prefers to fight children over adults. Now that he's turned the entire world into children, there's the horrifying possibility that he regularly beats them... or worse... There's also the fact that he openly admitted to allying himself with DIO just because DIO would pay him for killing the protagonists, so there's even the possibility that he might have went through with this in the actual canon.
  • In the Capcom game, Kakyoin's ending has him passing away from his injuries shortly after the plane to Japan takes off, with Jotaro calling out his name in a panic. The estimated flight time from Cairo to Tokyo is approximately 14 hours, which means Jotaro had to sit next to a dead friend for 14 hours and cannot do anything about it.
    • Possibly not, as a dead passenger on a plane seems like something that would prompt an emergency landing.

     Part IV - Diamond is Unbreakable 
  • Do you think Shinobu slept with Kosaku!Kira when she fell for his new attitude? Because one wonders if Shinobu would notice anything different in the bedroom, and it would also make Kira a rapist on the grounds he gained consent through a false identity.
    • The worst part of this is that Shinobu would probably not have minded it and would have probably enjoyed it on the grounds that he could have possibly been a better lay than the actual Kosaku.
    • Considering how little he cares about women beyond their hands, and his restraint at ever turning her into one of his victims to the point of keeping her at arm's length, they probably never got intimate (probably much to Shinobu's annoyance).
    • You don't even have to wonder, it shows you. Yes. Though he starts freaking out partway through the foreplay and starts choking her because his urge to kill starts flaring up, before quickly letting go, apologizing, and going to the bathroom. And all she can think about is to blush and think, wow I don't remember him being so forceful *blush*, and starts fawning over him even more the next morning. And even he actually admits that it's almost like he's developing feelings for her when he jumped into harm's way to protect her from Stray Cat, but quickly dismisses that can't be true, it's just for the plan...the plan, though after getting Bites the Dust, he tells Hayato that he is going to be his father in all respects, and even saunters over, kisses Shinobu, and slaps her bottom before going off to work, while grinning smugly at Hayato the first day after getting BtD, so while their first attempt at it got stalled out, had things lasted longer, you can bet your ass they'd be getting it on, and Shinobu was already hopelessly head over heels for the new Kosaku. (Also Kosaku was actually described as a pretty bad husband who was never really in the mood and even when they did do it, it was quick and bland, and there hadn't been any actual romance pretty since much after they got married, which was mostly due to her getting pregnant with Hayato.)
      • YMMV — he doesn't actually slap her on the ass, he just takes her hand (creepy in its own right, given the context) and kisses her on the cheek. He looks smug mostly because now he thinks he has the ultimate protection against being found out and can use it to mess with Hayato, who's been a thorn in his side from the start, which is exactly what he's doing by getting closer to Shinobu — who looks genuinely surprised. Kira also states earlier that he'd basically murder Hayato and his mother if he could get away with it, so take that how you will.
  • Stands are the manifestation of someone's psyche. Koichi is roughly fifteen years old. His Stand, Echoes, reflects what a fifteen year old usually is thinking: Brash, bratty, foul, at one point said to Koichi, after he gets annoyed with a secretary, to "kill da ho"... Wait, what? Yes. Echoes at one point said "Let's kill da ho!" Should we be concerned for Koichi's hidden nature?
  • If Ken Oyanagi beats a Stand user in Rock-Paper-Scissors, he gets to steal their Stand's power. The very first person he challenges is Rohan Kishibe, whose Stand can read minds and control people. If he'd managed to win, Heaven's Door would allow Ken to become invincible at RPS, forcing other Stand users to intentionally lose at RPS, and accumulating more and more abilities. Imagine one Stand user with the combined powers of all of part 4's heroes! It's a good thing he lost his game with Rohan and had "Always loses at Rock-Paper-Scissors" written into him, because he could have ended up becoming the most powerful character in all of JoJo's!
    • Actually, there would be a very easy way to undo this — simply have Rohan challenge him again with Jotaro nearby, and have Jotaro use The World right before Ken reveals what he chose and change it to whatever is defeated by Rohan's choice.
  • The heroes can rest easy knowing that Kira will never butcher another young woman again, but the medical personnel who couldn't save him won't be so lucky, lacking the proper context. The ambulance driver will be especially gutted: it's one thing to fail in saving a life, but it's another entirely to be the one who killed him. That's the kind of mistake that will stick with you, no matter how many people tell you it isn't your fault.
  • Okuyashu's father, one of Dio's former minions, either had a flesh bud implanted in him to ensure his obedience, was given a Stand, or both. Either way, Dio's death triggered his mutation into the monster he is now. Now think about what this means for all the Part 3 villains that survived, especially the Ineffectual Sympathetic Villains like Hol Horse or the Oingo Boingo brothers.
    • Not all of the Stand users in Part 3 were directly recruited by DIO, and even among those that were, there were some who didn’t have flesh buds, such as Grey Fly. It’s more likely DIO only used them on Stand users that he couldn’t naturally be sure would be at least somewhat loyal to him.

     Part V - Vento Aureo 
  • One of Gold Experience power's is to accelerate the consciousness of those it hits. The mind works better and faster, but the body doesn't catch up, leaving the victim essentially defenseless. A side effect of this is that pain is perceived to be far stronger and last longer. Giorno lands about 500 hits over the course of 30 seconds on Cioccolata, meaning that from his perspective, he spent hours receiving the beatdown, as helpless as all those people he abused and tortured.

     Part VI - Stone Ocean 
  • In Stone Ocean, when Pucci accelerates time, he's able to move normally compared to everybody else. That means Pucci waited for trillions of years after killing Jolyne just so Dio could achieve his dream.
  • During Made in Heaven, we see that Rohan Kishibe from Part 4 was able to keep up with his manga deadlines even as the world accelerated and everything around him died, possibly suggesting that he had gone into the next world unscathed. This means everything he's familiar with has been replaced with alien people and places he knows nothing of. But hey, at least Josuke's not around anymore!
    • Yeah, assuming the world shown at the end of Stone Ocean is the world of Steel Ball Run and JoJolion, but that is probably not the case - if it were, Irene would logically have to be Jotaro/Kira's daughter, which doesn't add up with JoJolion's Joestar/Higashikata/Kira family tree. Furthermore, D4C establishes that there are many, many more worlds than just the original continuity and the Steel Ball Run universe; they could even be infinite. My point is the world of SBR/JJL is probably not the same world that was created during Made in Heaven. And if there are expies of Jolyne, Hermes, Anasui, etc. in the new world, there are probably people similar to Josuke and Okuyasu as well. Still, you're right about it being a sad ending for Rohan — assuming he survived.
      • And just to add insult to injury? Josuke WOULD STILL BE ALIVE because, from what I understand of the Made In Heaven Stand, it only reincarnates people who died..... meaning yep. Josuke STILL GETS TO ANNOY HIM.
  • Speaking of Part 4 and Made in Heaven, the fact that the lovable band of buddies and unusually low body count of Diamond is Unbreakable are all for nothing. What was in store for Josuke, Koichi, Okuyasu, Tonio, Yukako, Hayato, Yuya, Mikitaka... The list goes on, but point is, what's in store for them all? The horror of Made in Heaven advancing time as they can do nothing to prevent it. At least the Part 5 cast were vicious mobsters.
    • If what happened to Emporio is any indication, it's entirely possible that they survived in some form — after all, the only characters other than Emporio we get to see in the alternate universe are ones that died in part 6; it's entirely possible that if you survive Made In Heaven's time acceleration, you get to go to the new universe unharmed and unchanged, whereas if you died during the acceleration, you get turned into an alternate version of yourself.

     Part VII - Steel Ball Run 
  • The "Steel Ball Run" arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure combines this with Religious Horror, when it becomes apparent that the cross-country race used to frame the story is just a cover for President Valentine's agenda of collecting the scattered corpse of Jesus. When he succeeds in gathering all the parts into one vessel, Valentine's powers evolve and create an effect which draws good fortune toward him and casts misfortune away. When Johnny Joestar tries to shoot him, this effect protects Valentine, but the misfortune has to be re-directed elsewhere, resulting in children being killed on the other side of the world. Given the source of this power, it casts dark, dark questions on the miracles in the New Testament.
    • Not necessarily. That ability was specifically related to the dimensional gap created by D4C after its power was enhanced by Valentine's possession of the Saint's corpse; not to mention, the misfortune was only cast away after Valentine was directly attacked by Johnny and Gyro. The New Testament miracles probably didn't cause anything bad to happen in other parts of the world.
  • At the beginning of Steel Ball Run, when Johnny's trying to tame Slow Dancer, he's got a large chunk of wood lodged in his leg. Obviously he can't feel it, but given the time between that and when he shows up to the starting line, one must wonder if he had time to get it removed and treated correctly.
  • In the Tubular Bell arc, Lucy believes Funny has only one Corpse Part when really he has three. The more Corpse Parts you have, the more powerful your Stand becomes, so how can you make D4C even more powerful?
    • That's quite simple, really. Just add Requiem next to D4C.
  • In Steel Ball Run's climax, the President of the United States is killed and buried in an unmarked grave. Yes, he was a villain, but hardly anyone knew about it. Imagine the panic of the president (or the leader of any nation for that matter) disappearing suddenly with no confirmation on whether he's dead or alive.

     Part VIII - JoJolion 

Fridge Logic

  • Minor nitpick about the Capcom fighting game: If you set up a match between Joseph and Dio, Dio drains the blood of a woman's corpse (if it was Jotaro vs. Dio, it's Joseph who gets his blood drained). It's hard to see, but it looks like Lisa Lisa. It could just be a stranger, but neither option makes sense because Dio needs the blood of a Joestar to revitalize him and Lisa Lisa is not a biological Joestar. Jotaro would have easily been a good substitute in that case.
    • It could be a reference to how Straits tried to hold a woman hostage to stop Joseph at the start of Part II.
      • Dio requires Joestar Blood to augment himself and synchronize with Jonathan's body. Draining blood from others simply allows him to heal and get ready for a fight. Heck, he used a woman's blood to repair his leg and stomach when going up against Jotaro.
      • When I wrote that, I thought she looked like Lisa Lisa and forgot all about the unlucky woman from the cutlery store. I was just saying that Dio draining Jotaro's blood would have been an interesting way to start a match since non-Jotaro routes are essentially "what-ifs" at that point.

     Part I - Phantom Blood 
  • Why does Dio have fangs when he sucks blood through his fingers?
    • Who says those fangs are for sucking? His body was augmented in other ways, the fangs may just be a side effect.
    • Redundancy. You can't kill a vampire just by lopping off its head, and if a vampire is reduced to just its head, it doesn't have fingers to suck blood through. We also see that the Pillar Men can consume people through their entire bodies, Dio seems to only be able to use his hands to suck blood, and zombies are stuck using their teeth (where sharpened incisors would be helpful).
    • Maybe to minimize the Ho Yay.

     Part II - Battle Tendency 

     Part III - Stardust Crusaders 
  • Why did Stroheim get revived as a cyborg after blowing himself up with a grenade while the deceased companions of Stardust Crusaders stay dead? (Although justified for Avdol, as his whole body has been disintegrated by Vanilla Ice.) The Speedwagon Foundation has given Joseph a new prosthetic arm and Kakyoin enough medication for him to get his eyesight back. But do not have the technology to revive him despite Part 3 taking place 50 years after part 2?
    • FOOL!! German science is ze finest in ze world!...but in all seriousness, Joseph's prosthetic was of Nazi origin, as implied in the end of Part II as Joseph jokes that he should ask Stroheim to fit it with some new gadgets. The Speedwagon Foundation may have cooperated with Stroheim's unit, but they never found out all of the secrets Nazi Germany had. Kakyoin's eyes were slashed, yes, but he was able to get the medical treatment to get his sight back at the very least. Joseph lucked out with his revival due to the mix of Dio's blood and his own. Kakyoin, on the other hand, had a hole punched through his stomach and died rather quickly.
      • Plus, wasn't Avdol just a pair of hands when he died?

     Part IV - Diamond is Unbreakable 
  • So, about when Ryohei, Josuke's grandpa, dies... Josuke healed his body pretty quickly, why didn't Jotaro try to reanimate his heart, like he did to Joseph and himself in Part 3? It would probably have worked, since Ryohei had only been dead for a few seconds, and Jotaro had managed to revive Joseph, who had been dead for a lot longer and was in much worse condition overall, with this technique.
    • It may be because of Dio's blood and Joseph's Ripple that he recovered, not just his heart restarting. It doesn't explain why Jotaro didn't try, but it wouldn't necessarily have worked.
    • Alternatively, Josuke's grandad wanted to move on, and Jotaro assumed that Crazy Diamond literally can't bring people back from the dead. Jotaro may have assumed Josuke's grandad wanted to move on.
  • Early on the story, Akira calls Jotaro and tells him he knows Jotaro can stop time for a couple of seconds. He then spreads what was once DIO's biggest secret to every villain in the planet. But how did he even obtain that information?! There were no known witnesses to Jotato's battle against DIO and Jotaro himself claims at the beginning that he never had a need to use the The World ability again until Josuke forced him to.
    • Also remember that shortly afterwards, Jotaro had a meeting with Josuke, Okuyasu, and Koichi on how to deal with Red Hot Chilli Pepper and Akira because they could listen through the telephone lines or from anything that can run electricity. It's prolly really easy for Akira to eavesdrop on them, and that's how he learned Jotaro could stop time.
  • The guy who's trapped in the tower by Superfly (Toyohiro Kanedaichi) suggests that Josuke can get out by picking up a condemned criminal. Why didn't he just pick up Angelo? The guy who he fused into a rock? Josuke can release Angelo, knock him out, drag him to the tower, and then fuse him to the rock again. Then Toyohiro can be free, and Angelo isn't any worse off than before.
    • There's no indication that Josuke can "release" Angelo from the rock. Keep in mind that Josuke didn't fuse Angelo and the rock together on purpose. He simply hit Angelo into the rock and smashed both of them at the same time, then Crazy Diamond tried to fix them, but — due to Josuke being furious — it couldn't do it properly and inadvertently fused them together. But technically, both Angelo and the rock are "fixed", so Josuke can't separate them just by using Crazy Diamond.
      • There's also the fact that even if Josuke could "release" Angelo, all Angelo would have to do is lure some innocent civilian to where he is and use his Stand to switch places with the civilian.
  • Akira Otoishi wants to kill Joseph Joestar before he has a chance to use Hermit Purple to figure out his identity/location. After the battle with Akira concludes, Joseph stays in Morioh for the remainder of Part 4. If Hermit Purple could have been used to find Akira (which ended up not being necessary), why didn't they use it to find Kira afterwards? This applies to both before and after the face change.
    • Three reasons involving the three instances they could've done so. For one, when they figured out there was a serial killer in Morioh but didn't look into it, it was because they didn't think he was a Stand user. For the second, after Shigechi's death, as can be seen with some Stands (such as Jotaro/Dio/Diavolo's time stop/skip having limits or comments on how maintaining a Stand can be straining within the series), they can take a toll on the user depending on how much energy they had and Joseph is quite old. The toll could be enough to increase health problems, so they were probably trying to avoid having Joseph use his Stand (not to mention if Joseph tried smashing a camera at his age, he might break his hand). As for after the face change, it could be a mixture of "taking too much of a toll on Joseph" and the factor that Kira got not only his face changed, but also his finger prints and identity. As such, they probably couldn't search up "Yoshikage Kira" with Hermit Purple even if they tried, since his "image" doesn't exist anymore and got swapped out for "Kosaku Kawajiri".

     Part V - Vento Aureo 

     Part VI - Stone Ocean 

     Part VII - Steel Ball Run 

     Part VIII - JoJolion 

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