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  • Abnormal Ammo: Several times in the series, characters will use the strangest ammunition.
    • Guido Mista in Part 5 fires his own Stands Sex Pistols with his revolver alongside the bullets, which they ride and kick around to suddenly redirect them.
    • Foo Fighters has assimilated bits of a gun into its own hand and shoots bits of itself with the finger. It also happens to be a sentient colony of plankton, so Foo Fighters can legitimately kill you with plankton.
    • Johnny Joestar shoots his spinning nails from his fingers, as part of his Stand ability Tusk. It's more powerful than it sounds thanks to the Spin.
    • In a pinch, Rai Mamezuku makes himself a crossbow and begins to shoot his own forks at Urban Guerrilla.
  • Absurdly High-Stakes Game: Several times throughout the manga, the heroes are challenged to a game rather than at a straight fight, they generally bet really important things like their own powers or their souls. The fights consist of:
    • Daniel J. and Terence T. D'arby in Stardust Crusaders, where the crusaders play games with the two brothers, with Daniel's specialty being Gambling, and Terence's being Video Games. They both have "collections" of the souls of the people they have beaten, which the Crusaders are at risk of being added to. The only way to retrieve souls which have been taken is to win, which is easier said than done.
    • Ken Oyanagi in Diamond Is Unbreakable, who has a Mundane Made Awesome Rock Paper Scissors match with Rohan Kishibe, with Rohan's Stand, Heaven's Door being on the line.
    • Mirashon in Stone Ocean. While the bets her stand, Marilyn Manson, oversees are for money, if you fail to pay up, it will find a way for you to do so through other means. Namely, using the monetary value of your internal organs.
  • The Abridged Series: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Abridged: Diamond is Unabridgable.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Luck & Pluck cleaved Dio in half, vertically. Likewise, Silver Chariot's rapier can also cut stone on occasion.
  • Abusive Parents:
    • Dio's father was an abusive alcoholic who treated his wife and son like crap.
      • Diego Brando, his Steel Ball Run Counterpart, actually suffered worse, being left on a river by his father just because he doesn't want one more mouth to feed.
    • Dio himself treats his flings as one night stands, leaving his various offspring fatherless to grow up seriously screwy. Must be that vicious cycle thing.
    • A few of the main characters in Vento Aureo had neglectful or abusive parents.
  • Accidental Pervert:
    • In Stardust Crusaders, Joseph and Avdol pursue an enemy up to the women's bathroom. Because Joseph is magnetized at the moment, he opens every lock and sees several women doing their business.
    • In Golden Wind, Fugo accidentally puts his face right above Trish's breasts because the car they were in suddenly braked.
    • In JoJolion, Josuke hugs Yasuho and unwillingly gets a Raging Stiffie.
  • The Ace: Jotaro possesses the strongest, fastest, and most broken Stand in the series, and is always the best fighter of any given group.
  • Achilles' Heel:
    • Vampires and Pillar Men are vulnerable to anything related to sunlight.
    • Hamon has a number of useful benefits beyond the bit where it kills vampires, but it's also dependent on regulated breathing. Someone who is winded or exhausted, or who has their breathing impaired, is unable to command it.
    • Most Stands that don't have an obvious drawback or limitation instead have some weakness that makes defeating them easier. For instance, a few Stands are able to operate at any distance, but are also completely autonomous. Their users can neither direct it nor even tell when something's gone wrong with it.
  • Action Girl: Several throughout the series, most notably Lisa Lisa and Jolyne Cujoh.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • In the part 1 anime, Masashi Sugawara (George) plays a noble soul who lies about having given a thief something valuable of his, so he might use it to turn his life around, similar to what happened to Jean Valjean. They even have a similar-looking Badass Moustache!
    • In the Stardust Crusaders anime, Jean Pierre Polnareff and Sherri Polnareff (brother and sister) are voiced by Fuminori Komatsu and Yuka Komatsu. While not related in real life, they both share the same last name. Similarly, De-aged Polnareff is voiced by Ayumi Fujimura. Fujimura and Komatsu did voice a pair of sisters in another anime.
    • Kappei Yamaguchi's role as Shigechi goes a little bit meta if you take into account he's the official dub voice of Bugs Bunny in Japan and his stand(s) Harvest are shaped like bugs. Not helping this is that Okuyasu's voice is Wataru Takagi, the official dub voice for Daffy Duck.
    • Daisuke Ono, Yuki Ono, and Kensho Ono have been cast in the anime adaptations as Jotaro, Josuke, and Giorno respectively. While none of them are related in real life, they all share the same last name. Combined with the family legacy theme of the series, some fans have jokingly labelled the series as "Ono's Bizarre Adventure" or "Ono's Casting Adventure".
      • When Kensho Ono was revealed as the voice for Giorno Giovanna, messages were read out from the previous JoJo leads, with Tomokazu Sugita introducing himself as Tomokazu Ono, and wishing his friend Yuuichi Nakamura, as "Yuuichi Ono", luck in his role as the voice of Bruno Bucciarati.
  • Adaptational Curves: Lisa Lisa is more well-endowed in the 2012 anime adaptation than in the manga.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the manga, Jotaro fights primarily to heal his mother. The OVA series added avenging his ancestor Jonathan and the general goal of vanquishing evil.
  • Adaptation Distillation: The 4-6 chapters-per-episode pace of the TV anime adaptation necessitates this for the most part, focusing on the high points while cutting, altering, or only alluding to other scenes (for example, Danny's death in the Phantom Blood arc).
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: JoJo has its own sub-page for this trope. Pretty much every character has had several different color schemes between the manga, anime, games, and official illustrations. The only "canon" color is Dio and Giorno's blond hair, and even then it's sometimes green or white.
  • Adaptation Expansion: On the occasions the anime has time to slow down the pace, it fleshes out various scenes which were only briefly mentioned or resolved quickly in the manga, such as Caesar's battle with Wamuu, Lisa Lisa's backstory, and the entire Battle Tendency epilogue. Stardust Crusaders has included some of this as well, such as Polnareff being interrogated by police after the battle with Devo, and Jotaro getting a replica of his uniform jacket and Anne (the runaway girl who isn't even given a name in the manga) getting on the plane back home after the Wheel of Fortune fight (both of which happened off-panel in the manga with a off-handed mention). The anime even includes scenes that weren't in the original, such as Jotaro talking to Suzie Q, and the Crusaders taking a commemorative photo that would later show up in Part 5.
    • The Diamond Is Unbreakable adaptation is immediately hit off with a scene of a woman cooking breakfast who is quickly revealed to be one of Yoshikage Kira's "girlfriends".
    • The Diamond is Unbreakable anime also adds a completely original epilogue during the last episode that shows what the major characters have been doing after the final battle.
  • Adult Fear: Joseph has to deal with the possible death of his daughter Holy in Stardust Crusaders. Similarly, Norisuke Higashikata's family is plagued by an incurable disease in JoJolion.
  • Advantage Ball: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure uses this trope in an interesting way: While the battles can be physical in nature, they rely mostly on smarts and finding a way out of your current situation. In order to keep things exciting, whoever loses the advantage ball automatically gets to be the POV character of the following chapters, as it's now his or her turn to turn the tides of battle.
  • Aerith and Bob: There are some normal names among the plentiful amounts of Theme Naming, whether it's food, musicians or their songs, and famous fashion brands. Joseph, Vinegar, Rubber Soul, and Gwess are all names of people who have existed around roughly the same time period.
  • Agent Peacock: Just about everyone, and we mean EVERYONE. You'd be hard-pressed to find a character that isn't ridiculously, fabulously over-the-top.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: During his chariot race fight against Wammu, when Joseph is knocked off his chariot for the second time, he begins pathetically begging for his life. Of course, it's all a trapJoseph knows that Wammu values Honor Before Reason and this dishonorable behavior will anger him and thus blind him to the attack Joseph has set up beforehand.
  • All Deaths Final:
    • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure generally averts Death Is Cheap so that Character Deaths have maximum impact. The fact that nothing, not even Stands, can truly bring back the dead is a recurring statement. The one big exception is Bruno Bucciarati, who resurrects due to a pure miracle. Or so we thought, as Bruno's body was still dead, and could not heal from injuries, and over the next few days, he began to go blind, before dying after everyone's souls are returned to their bodies in the Requiem arc.
    • Subverted at the end of part 3, Joseph is brought back to life by Star Platinum rapidly pumping his heart. Ironically, only 5 chapters later, Jotaro tells Josuke that no Stand can bring back the dead.
  • Alliterative Family: Even the Joestars whose names don't start with J usually have a "Jo" sound, such as Jonathan's father and son, both named George. The only Odd Name Out is Joseph's daughter Holly.
  • Alliterative Name:
    • Jonathan Joestar, Joseph Joestar, Giorno Giovanna, Johnny Joestar.
    • Jotaro Kujo and Jolyne Cujoh only work in the Japanese order.note 
  • All Just a Dream: 80% of Jolyne and Jotaro's fight against Johngalli A. is this, as Whitesnake trapped them in multi-layered dreams from which they would only wake up when they discovered the discrepancies between reality and the dream.
  • All-Loving Hero: Jonathan Joestar from Part 1 likes everyone. Even Dio Brando, the man who ruined his life, home, and happiness. His last act was to embrace Dio — who had just mortally wounded him — and acknowledge him as his brother.
  • Alternate Character Reading: Several attack names, especially back in the Ripple era, are written in kanji and given an English reading. This applies to a few Stand names as well, but generally only to ones with names that are simple to translate to Japanese.
  • Alternate Continuity: The seventh and eighth parts of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure take place in a continuity different from the six previous parts. Characters from the two continuities may share names and more or less obvious traits, but are essentially different, save for some plot points which are used in radically different ways. This has led to fan suspicion about Steel Ball Run not being part of the series at first, but Word of God has confirmed that the manga was always intended to be continued after the end of Stone Ocean.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Zombies, and by extension Vampires, are all evil and brutish characters, with the rare exception of Straizo and Dio, who are simply evil.
  • Ancient Artifact: The Stone Mask and the Red Stone of Aja.
  • Ancient Evil: The Pillar Men.
  • And I Must Scream: Several characters suffer such a fate.
    • Dio was trapped in a coffin at the bottom of the Atlantic with only Jonathan's corpse for company.
    • Kars is launched into space but cannot die because he's the Ultimate Lifeform. Trapped in an ice coffin, he's said to eventually stop thinking altogether.
    • The Anubis Stand gets thrown into The Nile and is unable to take possession of anyone now, even the sea creatures near him don't want to get near him.
    • Angelo is fused with a rock by Josuke and is still conscious. For extra torture, Josuke sets up a panel recommending dog owners to let their dogs do their business near Angelo.
    • Diavolo may have had the worst of them all; he's trapped in a death loop in which he's forced to revive through various fatal scenarios without truly dying.
    • Valentine briefly suffers such a fate, the Super Spin dragging him underground no matter the universe he is in.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: Every part features a main character who is completely different physically, mentally, and emotionally from the last.
    • Johnathan is The Determinator, a Nice Guy, and is as tall as he is masculine. He is a defender of the weak, and is undeniably the softest JoJo in the series. He fights with the Ripple, a weird sort of magic energy/martial art that can be channeled into the power of the sun.
    • Joseph is a Guile Hero Jerk with a Heart of Gold who is slightly less burly than Johnathan. A Combat Pragmatist at heart, Joseph is not above using every single dirty trick in the book to outfox his opponents. However he deeply values familial ties and shows respect for people who are honorable at heart, or had a good reason to do what they did. Joseph also uses the Ripple, though is much more adept at using it practically.
    • Jotaro is a 17-year old perpetually frowning delinquent who alternates between clever thinking and brutal hand-to-hand combat with his Stand, Star Platinum. He hides a fiery sense of justice underneath his stoic facade, and is fiercely protective of his friends and family. His Stand, Star Platinum, is extremely quick and agile and represents Jotaro's hopefulness for the future. He also mellows out somewhat in parts 4 and 6.
    • Josuke is a young teenager with a Hair-Trigger Temper who is just starting high school. Though he gets mad quickly, Josuke is very amicable and quite kind. His Stand, Crazy Diamond, has the ability to repair objects and people, reflecting his kind heart and desire to make friends. Jotaro even notes on it.
      Jotaro: Your ability is the most kind one a person can have.
    • Giorno is a Robin Hood-like, extremely composed individual, though he is known for occasionally flying off the handle and utterly decimating his opponents. His Stand, Gold Experience, has the ability to give life to objects, reflecting his desire to give endlessly and to make people's lives easier.
    • Jolyne is a slightly perverted, thrill-seeking teenage girl who eventually becomes a mature, self-constrained young woman. Her Stand, Stone Free, has the ability to stretch out long distances in the form of string and represents Jolyne's desire to free herself from the prison and her natural free spirit.
    • Johnny is a cold, cynical anti-hero who is only in the race for the possibility to learn to walk again. Later in the story, Johnny discovers his totally pragmatic mindset, revealing that he is able to do horrifyingly dark acts such as killing another person without emotion. His Stand, Tusk, allows him to shoot his fingernails out like bullets and evolves over the course of the story. It represents Johnny's opening of his mindset, and his desire to reshape his future.
    • "Josuke"/Gappy is an Adorkable amnesiac hero, who wakes up naked on a beach with 2 tongues, 4 testicles, and no idea who he is or how he got there. Josuke's Stand, Soft and Wet, has the ability to 'steal' a trait from something (like the friction from the floor, making it slippery), representing Josuke's lack of identity, and desire to get it back.
  • And Zoidberg: In Diamond Is Unbreakable, everyone pretty much likes everyone to some degree...except Rohan Kishibe, the pushy, irreverent, and arrogant manga artist who receives an arm-length relationship from everyone except Koichi.
  • Animation Bump:
    • The very end of episode 21 of of the TV anime has Joseph take off his jacket and display his impeccable arms and torso in suddenly fluid animation for...some reason.
    • Episode 22 (i.e. the Joseph/Wamuu chariot race battle) has a few moments of very impressive animation put into it, including some clever use of CG. On the other hand, other parts of it are plagued with possibly the worst cases of Off-Model seen in the series so far. Here are examples of both.
    • Episodes 8 and 18 notably have some of the most consistent and impressive art in the anime. So much so that the animator for the episodes got promoted to be the character designer for the second season.
    • Episode 20 has very high quality animation, and the fight with Caesar against Wamuu and the former's death is well-detailed and incredibly fluid.
    • Stardust Crusaders, or Season 3, gained a huge leap in animation quality in general compared to Season 1, which covered Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency.
      • The entire Bites the Dust Arc and Finale in DiU. Compared to the underwhelming finale in SDC, it's amazing. David Productions went all out during the final arc, and it showed.
    • To say nothing of the first Stardust Crusaders opening, Stand Proud, which makes the first two look bare in comparison.
  • Anime Hair: Played straight with a lot of characters, with the most famous example being Polnareff.
    • As well as Jotaro's hair somehow growing over his Cool Hat, to the point that it's hard to tell where the hair ends and the hat begins (the few times he removes the hat show that it's actually just torn in the back, giving the illusion of merging with his hair).
    • And anime beards, and in one cover Jotaro got anime chest hair shaped like flames.
  • Antagonist Abilities: A general trend among Stands is that the heroes have powers that surprisingly versatile abilities, and that they must outwit the powers of the minor villains whose Stands are more potent, but don't have as many tricks up their sleeves or are situational. Star Platinum, Crazy Diamond, and Stone Free are all universally-applicable Stands, while Dark Blue Moon, Super Fly, and Clash aren't.
  • Anti-Hero:
    • Stroheim may be a Nazi officer who wastes countless lives experimenting on Santana (including having roughly a dozen Mexican prisoners executed for their blood), but he's ultimately doing it to find a way to defeat the Pillar Men and prevent them from threatening the world. He's also willing to aid Joseph when it becomes clear that the Ripple is a significant weapon against the Pillar Men, and heroically sacrifices himself with a grenade to prevent Santana from escaping. Although he survived thanks to NAZI SCIENCE!
    • Joseph is mostly a Knight In Sour Armor, but acts like a Nominal Hero on his bad days. However, despite being a wild "bad boy", he'll always be there whenever people need help.
    • Jotaro in the manga alternates between a pragmatic and unscrupulous type (depending on how violently he's paying evil unto evil). He's a little different in the anime to say the least...
    • Jolyne and Giorno are Pragmatic Heroes that also have shades of a Nominal Hero. They're well-meaning, if rather merciless, but also play along with unsavory characters in their worst moments.
    • Johnny is an Unscrupulous Hero with traces of a Nominal Hero as well. While he does have some morals, he's ultimately in it for himself.
  • Anti-Villain: Bruford, Wamuu (to some extent), most of La Squadra di Esecuzione, Diego Brando (at least the original), "Sandman", and Ringo Roadagain.
  • Anyone Can Die:
    • Including the main heroes. Hell, not only does Jonathan get killed by Dio, he loses his body to him as well. And in Stone Ocean, everyone except for Emporio dies, including the main character, Jolyne.
    • The entire Zeppeli bloodline seems to have a habit of dying, but not without teaching the Joestar of the current arc a last lesson or making them more powerful.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism:
    • Mista is a Stand user who hangs out with a bunch of other Stand users, yet he still wonders how a Bigger on the Inside Stand-using turtle could have electricity inside it.
    • Polnareff invokes this trope against Kakyoin, saying that if Stands could exist, so could a 'world in the mirror', when Kakyoin doesn't believe that's where the Hanged Man could be attacking from. At the time, Stands were said to be psychic powers and could be interpreted as elaborate manifestations of powers like telekinesis or clairvoyance, which interact with existing elements of an otherwise normal world, making it a good guess on Kakyoin's part. Ultimately, he turns out to be wrong, since a Stand who actually can access a "mirror world" shows up in Vento Aureo.
    • Also discussed and mocked at the start of Part 3. Jotaro openly tells Joseph that he finds the story of Dio being a man who slept on the ocean floor for a century and is alive once again ridiculous. Avdol then chuckles and argues that at the same time the existence of his and Jotaro's evil spirits (which Jotaro knows damn well exist) would probably be just as ridiculous too.
    • When Rohan becomes the carrier for Cheap Trick in Part 4, he tries to get Koichi's help, but for some reason he doesn't believe his story about a Stand that he can't see that's attached to Rohan's back and just thinks he's playing a trick on him (though he does eventually believe him just in time to pull a Big Damn Heroes moment).
  • Arch-Enemy: Dio Brando was Jonathan Joestar's archenemy, and by extension the Joestar family's archenemy.
  • Arc Villain: Akira Otoishi serves as the Arc Villain of the first third of the Diamond Is Unbreakable part. Likewise, Risotto Nero is the primary threat in the first half of ''Vento Aureo'’.
  • Art Evolution: Compare Phantom Blood to the others and you'll wonder how it could have gotten so good. Araki even had an exhibition at the Louvre in 2009, at the behest of the French (note that the image you see on clicking that link was the one used for the series' first tankoubon cover).
    • Even in their own parts, characters tend to change due to artstyle shift. Look at Sandman in Steel Ball Run chapter 1 and look at him in the end. This was most blatant in Part 4, which saw the radical departure from the Fist of the North Star-inspired style towards Araki's current distinctive style. Compare Josuke from Part 4's beginning to its conclusion.
      • Another example taking place in the same part: Iggy, when he was first introduced, looked like a dim-witted bug-eyed dog. As the story progressed, however, his face started looking more humanlike.
    • Among separate parts, just look at the different art styles of Jotaro. It's pretty hilarious that as the parts go on, the art seems to evolve faster than Jotaro ages, causing him to seem to be aging backwards as he gets older but is drawn more handsome and pretty.
  • The Artifact: DIO's iconic screeching sound, "uuuuuurry" or "wryyyyyyy", was a screaming sound implied to be part of his vampiric transformation, as many vampires in the series make the same sound. While during the original universe, Giorno also makes the sounds due to his heritage as DIO's son, in Steel Ball Run, it became a standard Mythology Gag for Diego Brando (who is only a human), or bizarrely, Yoshikage Kira to randomly make.
  • Artifact Collection Agency: The Speedwagon Foundation is this when it's not a Creature-Hunter Organization.
  • Artificial Limbs: Joseph's left hand is mechanical ever since Kars sliced it off. German scientists kindly gave him this spare.
  • Artistic License – Animal Care: A bit:
    • Jonathan and Erina feed Danny grapes in part 1. Grapes are poisonous to dogs.
    • Iggy's favourite food is chewing gum. Most types of chewing gum contain xylitol, which is also poisonous to dogs.
    • Zig-zagged with Gyro and Johnny giving their horses coffee. While coffee isn't good for horses, it isn't unhealthy in small amounts and it isn't unusual for jockeys to give their horses caffeinated drinks to pep them up.
  • Artistic License – Biology: In part 2, Mark (Caesar's friend) has his body absorbed by Wamuu, losing half of it vertically. Mark not only doesn't die immediately, but also was still able to talk until Caesar gave him a Mercy Kill.
  • Artifact of Death/Artifact of Doom: The stone mask has a disturbing propensity for causing/being around terrible events.
    • The Red Stone of Aja can incinerate the Pillar Men, but it can also turn them into God Mode creatures.
    • The Stand Arrow fills this role later on.
    • And in the Steel Ball Run universe, it's the Corpse Parts.
  • Artistic Age: You would be hard pressed to find anyone who will buy that Dio and Jonathan are twelve in the first few chapters of the series, or that Jotaro is seventeen in Part 3.
  • Art Shift/Medium Blending: The anime's openings were in cel-shaded CGI until the third season.
    • In the anime, Parts One through Three have very defined character features, more use of color-based shading, and a fairly realistic palette, while Part Four has softer character features, more use of line-based shading, and a surreal, almost alien color palette. For example, compare Jotaro's Part Three appearance to his Part Four appearance.
    • The Heritage For The Future and Phantom Blood games used Araki's Part 3 and part 1 artstyle respectively...except that the covers used a Part 5-6 era artstyle instead. All Star Battle & Golden Whirlwind covers averted this.
  • Ascended Meme:
    • The Dark Horse translation, despite translating everything else, keeps "MUDA MUDA MUDA" presumably for this reason. As for the dub, it initially just translated it as "useless" in Phantom Blood, as it fit the context. However, in Stardust Crusaders, this was changed to "MUDA".
    • When Toonami started airing Phantom Blood, "Roundabout" was used as the background music for its promo.
    • One of the Feelies that came with Set 1 of the Blu-Ray is a bandana with, amongst other things, the "To Be Continued" icon in the corner.
    • At the end of the trailer for Set 3 of the Blu-Ray release, the tagline reads "Order Now on Home Vi-DIOOO!!!". Similarly, the tagline for Set 4 reads "Mori-OH MY GOD!"
    • The dub in paricular likes doing this.
      • The infamous "But it was I, Dio!" meme is quoted verbatim when the scene occurs in Phantom Blood.
      • In episode 14 of Battle Tendency, Kars hums the first few bars of "Roundabout" when he uses Lisa Lisa's legs like a guitar. Apparently, this was ad-libbed.
      • In episode 8 of Diamond is Unbreakable. Okuyasu says "I feel you deeply", a line from the infamous "Duwang" translation of the manga.
      • What scene did they choose for the announcement of Golden Wind's dub? The infamous licking scene.
    • Played for Laughs with the infamous "torture dance" scene in Golden Wind. It was only six panels long in the manga. However, the anime adaptation turns it into a full blown music video. Simply because the scene is a meme.
  • Assassin Outclassin': The minor villains are very often assassins sent against our heroes to deal with them. They (almost) never manage to kill even one party member.
  • Asshole Victim: Quite a few people do get their comeuppance against supernatural beings.
    • A couple of drunkards almost run over a dog, prompting Kars to slice the car and its occupants in half to save it.
    • Giorno is adept at killing in cold-blood, but all of his victims were murderous assholes, Leaky-eye Luca being the first of a long list.
  • Asskicking Pose: These are everywhere. Pretty much every single chapter has at least one. One reason for the manga's Memetic Mutation is how ridiculously over-the-top and challenging to reproduce some of them are. Here's one of the easiest-to-perform examples, as rendered by the anime. Keep in mind, Caesar on the right is angry because his best friend died.
  • Attack of the Killer Whatever: That's the impression some stand powers will give, notably object bound ones. The heroes have been attacked by a boat, a car, a puppet, the sun, forks and knives, an electrical tower, stuffed animals, imaginary fairy tale characters, balloon animals, flowerpots or chestnuts. Most of these objects are actually being controlled by a stand user, but a few are stands unto themselves, like Anubis from Part 3.
  • Attempted Rape: Begins to appear as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure shifted to seinen.
    • In Steel Ball Run, Funny Valentine attempts to rape Lucy, but he changes his mind when he sees that she's become the host for the Holy Corpse.
    • In JoJolion, a series of misunderstanding leads to Joshu unwittingly attempting to rape Yasuho in the toilet. Joshu gets knocked down for his trouble.
    • Back in part one, when Pocco's siter refuses to become a Vampire, Dio sicks his zombie Doobie on her who then rips her dress with lecherous intentions. He's stopped in time by an anvil dropped by Jonathan.
  • Author Appeal: Hirohiko Araki is a huge fan of western music, specially old-school rock, as the myriad references scattered about the series will tell you. There's not even a point in listing them here, there's just way too many.
    • However, there is The Beatles song, "Get Back", which tells the story of a man named JoJo.
    • Of special note is Pink Floyd, who Araki must really like to reference with so many stands in Diamond Is Unbreakable and JoJolion.
    • He's also rather fond of Italy — not only do several Italian characters show up, but Italian food and fashion brands are second only to songs when it comes to Theme Naming, and an entire part was set in Italy.
      • Notably every single part other than Stardust Crusaders features either at least one Italian character (mainly the Zeppeli family, Tonio Trussardi, everyone in Part 5, and the Italian-American Enrico Pucci) or some other connection to Italy. Even Part 8 had a travel advertisement for Italy show up briefly.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: DIO and Diavolo are the top dogs of their respective organizations, and of course get the most powerful Stands.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: In the fighting games, Dio's death from above via steamroller. Anyone can see it coming a mile away, it's blockable, Dio can be punished as he jumps up to perform it, and the damage really isn't worth it. But who can resist creating one of the most badass and infamous moments of the entire series?
    • The Time Stop attacks in the game can be a pain too, since you're immobile for about 3 seconds before executing them. However, enjoy your 66-hit combo if you pull it off.
    • In-series, several Stands aren't particularly useful. For example, Notorious BIG only works if the user is dead, Ebony Devil requires you to get serious injury to hate the enemy enough, and Purple Haze has a tendency to destroy any living organism within several meters of it. Even Araki couldn't get more than one use out of the latter.
    • Another good example is Death 13, stand of the Mannish Boy. Because it attacks people in their dreams, it has the power to temporarily deny other stand users access to their stands. Furthermore, even if a target survives the assault, they forget what happened upon waking up, providing a built-in safeguard against others learning how Death 13 functions. And in a series built upon superpower lotteries and puzzle bosses, Death 13 can be extremely effective. The catch? Death 13 only works on sleeping targets, making it totally useless in the real world. Furthermore, it also relies on the targets not knowing who its user is, as the Mannish Boy is nothing more than a defenseless baby who happens to be a stand user.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: Just look at the main characters.
  • Ax-Crazy: Quite a few characters are omnicidal maniacs, most prominent is Cioccolata who is also a Mad Doctor.

    B 
  • Badass Beard: Joseph Joestar, Enrico Pucci, Gyro Zeppeli , Ringo Roadagain, Wekapipo.
  • Badass Boast: Inevitable in a World of Ham:
    Wamuu: Kiddo, the next time we meet, get stronger before facing Wamuu!... So the second time we meet, I can respect your strength as I kill you.
    DIO: You fool... you will soon learn that the power of THE WORLD is to dominate over this world!
    Akira Otoishi: I will finish you off with my pinkie alone!
    Bruno Bucciarati: To complete my mission, and to protect my men. Having to do both at once is what makes being an officer so tough. Are you ready, because I am.
  • Badass Bookworm: Believe it or not, Jotaro Kujo, who has a Ph.D in Marine Biology. There's also Gyro, who's an expert medic, and Johnathan Joestar, who looks like a musclebound mountain of a man but is a scholar in Archeology.
    • Dio Brando is often seen reading in both Part 1 and Part 3.
  • Badass Crew: Whenever a Team Joestar is going to be assembled, they will all be 100% pure, unadulterated, badass.
  • Badass Decay: In his prime, Joseph killed the four remaining Pillar Men, but as he got older, he began to struggle against minor enemies.
  • Bad Boss: Some villains are really callous toward their subordinates:
    • Kars kills his vampiric minions at the slightest inconvenience.
    • DIO ordered Enya killed even though she was one of her staunchest supporters because he doesn't want anyone to know about his power.
    • When a gang member of Passione tries to investigate on Diavolo, they are certain to end up executed and horribly mutilated to be made an example.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: By the end of Stone Ocean, Dio Brando gets exactly what he wanted; the destruction of the entire Joestar bloodline and the universe re-written to his desired image, effectively making the suffering of Jonathan's bloodline over the last 120 years being all for nothing. However... Emporio manages to kill Pucci before he can put the finishing touches on the re-written universe, which causes a massive Cosmic Retcon where it's shown the Joestars and their allies are alive and live far better lives. And that's not even taking into account the possibility they ended up creating the Steel Ball Run universe. Dio's plan came to fruition, but Emporio threw it Off the Rails, so it's hard to say who won.
  • Badass Normal:
    • Hayato from Diamond Is Unbreakable, who has no Stand ability but helps Josuke bring down Kira once and for all through sheer bravery and cunning.
    • Emporio, who in Stone Ocean defeats the Big Bad (who can control time and destroy the universe) on his own, despite having only a one-location, non-combat Stand (although he does gain Weather Report's Stand during the fight, he needed to confront and outwit Pucci in order to do so).
    • Gyro in Steel Ball Run also counts, having currently given up his Stand ability and relying solely on his naturally developed skills involving the Spin. Pretty much everyone else out there has Stands.
    • Jotaro in Stardust Crusaders after Alessi de-aged him into a seven-year-old child, which also cut off his Stand powers since he didn't have Star Platinum back then. Any normal child would have ran in terror of an axe-wielding maniac. Kid Jotaro, however, beat the crap out of Alessi with Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs to the face.
  • Bad Powers, Bad People: It's hard to imagine Melone and Cioccolata's powers belonging to anyone other than a staunch villain.
    • This is actually lampshaded in the series. Since a Stand reflects the user's soul and true self, it often leads to malicious people having deadlier or disturbing abilities.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Female characters have nipples, but not the males.
  • Bash Brothers: Several appear during the manga.
    • Joseph and Caesar.
    • Josuke and Okuyasu.
    • Giorno and Mista.
    • Johnny and Gyro.
  • Batman Gambit: Used several times during the manga:
    • In the Joseph vs Esidisi fight, Joseph lays two Hamon induced strings around Esidisi, counting on the fact that the overconfident Pillar Man would spot strings and only cut the one in front of him. Esidisi is taken by surprise and ends up heavily injured.
    • In "Golden Wind", Giorno tricks Ciocollata into continuing faking the dead with a shonen-esque speech about sparing him if he does nothing. In fact Giorno already predicted that Ciocollata's sadism would make him faking being dead and attack at an opportune moment. He merely talked to buy time for the bullet inside his head to devour his brain.
    • Ermes predicts that Sports Maxx wouldn't resist giving the fatal blow, so she created a decoy head to lure him in a predictable position.
    • Pucci exploits the Kujo's love for each other, and distracts Jotaro during a crucial timestop by putting Jolyne in danger beforehand, with Dio's signature knives throw at that! Jotaro loses time saving his daughter and dies by Pucci's hand.
  • Battle Aura: The Ripple. It is made from energy generated whenever a person breathes in, and is transferred out through natural means - the hands and feet are most obvious, but wool, metal and vegetable oil are all used to conduct the Ripple at points. Because all energy on Earth comes ultimately from the Sun, the Ripple has the same devastating effect on vampires as sunlight.
    • In a different vein, the Stands from the third part on are essentially anthropomorphic Battle Auras. (Or, in Jotaro's case, Battle Ora). It is particularly visible in the Jotaro vs Dio final battle from the animated series that, at times, seems a battle from Dragon Ball Z.
    • Or in the case of old man Joseph, literally by using both — channeling the Ripple through his Stand wrapped around his body like a vampire-killing live wire.
  • Battlecry: Many.
    • Jotaro, Jolyne, Johnny, and “Josuke”: "ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORAAAA!!!"note 
    • Dio and Giorno: "MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDA MUDAAAA!!!"
    • Josuke: "DORA RA RA RA RA RA DORAAAA!!!"
    • Bucciarati: "ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARRIVEDERCI!!!"
    • Narancia: "VOLA VOLA VOLA VOLA VOLA VOLA VOLARE VIA!!!"
  • Battle of Wits: The entire series is built on this; battles are not won by plot convenient upgrades (most of the time), but by clever use of powers that sound stupid on paper, taking advantage of surroundings, and exploiting holes in the enemy's tactics.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted; having a pretty face will not excuse you from a bloody, brutal, line-crossing beatdown.
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy:
    • VAMPIRE JACK THE RIPPER!!!!
    • In Steel Ball Run, it would appear to have been revealed that Jesus was a Stand user.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • In Phantom Blood, during Dio's attack on a town, a mother pleads with him to take her and not harm her infant child. He promises and turns her into a Vampire... only for the newly turned mother to bite into her child right after he does it.
    • Polnareff falls for Judgement's claim to be a genie, and wishes for his sister Sherry and his friend Abdul to come back to life. Zombified versions of them come try to kill Polnareff.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Okuyasu, Foo Fighters, and even Speedwagon became extremely loyal to their respective JoJos after they spared them out of gentleness.
  • Befriending the Enemy: In Phantom Blood, Jonathan Joestar attempted this with Dio Brando, very, very hard, but Dio is the ultimate Ungrateful Bastard; being nice to him results in him either thinking you're an idiot to be taken advantage of, or getting really angry and resentful. In Stardust Crusaders, DIO inverts this by inducing fierce loyalty towards him in people who weren't otherwise evil.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Say something bad about Josuke's hairdo and see how long you end up in a hospital.
    • Jotaro is a full-on Wife-Basher Basher: victimize a woman, and see how long you end up in a hospital.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Some Stand users are dangerous yet often act like eccentrics.
  • Big Bad: Dio, spanning several generations. Even after he's gone, many of the villains who follow him have connections to him somehow. The Pillar Men are ultimately responsible for Dio's status as the Big Bad, though, since they created the Stone Mask.
    • Also, the Big Bad of Vento Aureo, Diavolo, is also responsible for all of the Stand-related insanity from Stardust Crusaders to Stone Ocean, as he had the stand arrows, which he sold three of, and one was bought by Enya, which was then used to give Dio The World. So he also helped in establishing Dio's status as the Big Bad (or at least helped in making sure he kept it).
    • Apart from that each part has one Big Bad:
      • Phantom Blood has Dio Brando.
      • Battle Tendency has Kars.
      • Stardust Crusaders has DIO.
      • Diamond is Unbreakable has Yoshikage Kira.
      • Golden Wind has Diavolo.
      • Stone Ocean has Enrico Pucci.
      • Steel Ball Run has Funny Valentine.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • Towards the end of Stardust Crusaders, as Dio is about to annihilate Polnareff with his mysterious Stand power, both JoJos and Kakyoin burst in through the wall to back him up.
    • Polnareff returns the favour during Jotaro's climactic fight against Dio, although he almost dies for his effort.
    • Also, Stroheim showing up to bail out Joseph and Lisa Lisa (with NAZI SCIENCE!!!) after the hordes of vampire Mooks decide not to let them fight Kars anymore.
    • Stephen Steel gets his moment to shine in Steel Ball Run. After Johnny's final battle with the second Diego Brando, he's suffering from the effects of his own Infinite Rotation bullet and unable to mount his horse to create a counter-rotation. Stephen comes riding up in the nick of time, pulling Johnny up onto his own horse.
  • Big Good: One for each part,
    • Robert E.O. Speedwagon might qualify as a "Bigger Good". Though he himself only went from being a small evil to a small good in part 1, his personal aid and the Speedwagon Foundation he founded was vitally important in battling the Pillar Men of Battle Tendency. Over 100 years after his introduction to the series, the Speedwagon Foundation and Robert by proxy continued to help protect the world against vampire and Stand threats.
    • Part 2 has an anti-heroic version in Lisa Lisa aka Elizabeth Joestar who leads the good guys to counter the Big Bad, Kars, in the fight over the Red Stone of Aja.
    • Part 3 has Joseph serving this role as he mellows out.
    • Post-Part 3, after he's mellowed out, Jotaro takes the leadership role and serves as a connection to the Speedwagon Foundation on any kind of supernatural or stand-related incidents, as well as serving as a mentor and behind the scenes force for the heroes of Parts 4, 5, and 6.
  • Bilingual Bonus: If an Italian man says to you "my balls are spinning," he means "I've had it with this shit." And Gyro is both a valid Italian name (for 1850) and means revolution, as in one spin.
    • What's more, "my balls are spinning" is a colloquialism that's largely unused — and often unknown, even to other Italians — outside of Naples. Gyro is Neopolitan.
    • Oyecomova is Spanish for "Hey, what's up" (besides being a reference to the Santana song).
    • Araki has a fondness for Italy, and it shows in Vento Aureo. However, it seems he learned Italian from the back of pasta boxes.
    • Almost certainly unintentional, but the battlecry of Star Platinum, Jotaro's stand, is Ora. Ora happens to be a Hungarian word, pronounced exactly the same way, which means "clock" or "hour." Rather appropriate given Star Platinum's ability to "stop the clock" as it were.
  • Birthmark of Destiny: The Joestar birthmark, shared by every member of the bloodline.
  • Bishōnen: Noriaki Kakyoin, who is only this compared to the rest of the main cast due to being the shortest and the least buff. Nevertheless, he is a VERY popular example on Pixiv and a target of Wimpification. Part 5 plays this more straight with its Cast Full of Pretty Boys, especially Narancia.
  • Bittersweet Ending: All of the arcs end on high notes, but not without cost.
    • Phantom Blood. Dio is defeated, the world is safe, Jonathan marries his sweetheart... until Dio's disembodied head attacks them during their honeymoon trip and kills him, and turns almost everyone on the ship into zombies. The only survivors are freshly widowed and pregnant Erina and infant Lisa Lisa, whose mother was killed by an axe-wielding zombie.
    • Battle Tendency: The Pillar Men are defeated, but Joseph loses Caesar in his journey.
    • Stardust Crusaders. Jotaro, Joseph, and Polnareff succeed in defeating Dio, but are also saddened at the loss of Kakyoin, Avdol, and Iggy.
    • Diamond Is Unbreakable. Kira's been defeated and Reimi's spirit can move on, but the people Kira murdered, like Shigekiyo or Kosaku Kawajiri, are still dead, and their families will never know what happened to them. The murders have done lasting damage to the people of Morioh, but Joseph believes that so long as people like Josuke and his friends are around, Morioh will be safe.
    • Vento Aureo: Giorno defeats Diavolo, but almost all of his allies — Bruno, Abbachio, Narancia, and Polnareff note  were killed by the latter.
    • Stone Ocean. Even though Emporio defeats Enrico Pucci and the other heroes seem to have copies in the new universe, none of them have any memories of their previous life and they are, for the most part, complete strangers to each other. Only Emporio remembers their adventure. On the other hand, the "new" Jolyne, Annasui, Ermes, and Weather Report seem to have happier lives than the previous ones. At least, none of them are in jail or are implied to have ever been, so Ermes' sister was probably never murdered by Sports Max, Weather Report never had to suffer like he did because of Pucci's scheme, Annasui seemed more balanced, and Jolyne seemed to have a happier relationship with her father. And, much like "gravity" attracted Dio's sons to Pucci, gravity still attracted them to each other even in the new universe.
    • Steel Ball Run: The Big Bad's ambitions are stopped, but Johnny's lost a dear friend, the child his friend risked his life to save from execution dies soon after, and as of Part 8, he dies to save his family from a disease.
  • Black and White Morality: The manga in general, although there are some moments of Black and Gray Morality (particularly with Steel Ball Run, Battle Tendency, and Stone Ocean).
    • Phantom Blood would definitely be the most traditional case, with Knight in Shining Armor Jonathan and Omnicidal Maniac Dio, except that the former is ineffectual for much of the story.
    • Stardust Crusaders is probably the straightest example, with most of the story focusing on our heroes beating up various, evil things. And we see much less of Dio than in Phantom Blood although whenever he's shown, it's a Kick the Dog like usual.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: The notorious DUWANG scanlations of Diamond Is Unbreakable and Vento Aureo.
    • Taken a step farther with DUWANG Fansubs, made for the new anime. Every line is either translated badly, has terrible grammar, or is saying something entirely different from the dialogue. Goes the extra mile by having the videos only be in 240p resolution and have large, obtrusive sub fonts, to mimic the poor quality of Diamond Is Unbreakable's Raw scans. Of course, this time it's being done on purpose.
    • The Japanese name for Prosciutto's Stand, The Grateful Dead, is "偉大なる死", literally "The Great Dead". Apparently, Araki thought "Grateful" and "Great" means the same thing.
  • Blob Monster: Yellow Temperance and Notorious B.I.G.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Even if the notion of canon colors is a little ludicrous for the series, the JoJos are often represented wearing shades of blue in multiple media.
  • Body Horror: Seeing the effects of many of the Stands will make you cringe.
    • Not to mention some of the things clever vampires like Dio can pull off once they get used to their new physiology. And just about everything involving the Pillar Men.
    • The mother goat produced by Bohemian Rhapsody is a case of fridge horror logic. It's just bad to see until you notice that she has breasts for eyes.
    • The stand the Empress takes the form of a wart that grows and consumes its host.
    • The effects of eating food enhanced by Pearl Jam can be truly horrific, but turn out to be a subversion as the visible effect is simply the customer's body rejecting some ailment in the most direct way possible. They end up feeling better than before afterwards.
    • My arm just exploded and the flesh became snails! Snails are growing out of me! I'M BECOMING A SNAIIIIIIIL!!!!
      • And then snail-eating beetles arrive...
    • My eye just turned into a flower!
    • Metallica has the ability to manipulate the iron in a person's blood stream. Its user Risotto Nero, a deadly assassin, uses it to create sharp objects inside his targets. In one memorable scene, Doppio begins to spit a mouthful of razor blades.
    • Vento Aureo also gives us a fishing rod whose hook crawls under your skin and towards your vital organs and a flesh-eating mold Stand.
    • Chariot Requiem can manipulate souls, but one of its abilities is to progressively transform the soul of a person into the soul of "something else", indirectly forcing the body to undergo horrific transformations into abominations, like the skin shedding to reveal inhuman limbs beneath, alien eyes popping at random... All inflicted upon the entire population of Rome.
  • Bold Inflation: Araki likes to "emphasize" certain words that are "important" by both "bolding" them and putting "quotation marks" around them, written in "Japanese" with the 「corner brackets」.
  • Bookends:
    • Battle Tendency starts with Joseph fighting and outsmarting a pair of cops not just by using strength, but making creative use of Hamon, to make the top of a soda bottle blow up and send its cap flying. His final confrontation against Kars ends quite similarly, but instead of a can, he uses a volcano and Kars' own Hamon to send Kars flying into space.
    • Joseph is introduced in Part 2 and sent off in Part 4 with his wallet being stolen.
    • In the end of Battle Tendency (which may as well be the prologue to Stardust Crusaders due to an extensive Time Skip), Joseph is in an airport, listening to music in a cassette player. At the end of Stardust Crusaders we see a similar scene, but it is revealed that he's listening to The Beatles' "Get Back" - the song that may be the inspiration for the "JoJo" nickname.
      • He also is briefly shown to do the same at the end of Diamond is Unbreakable.
    • Steel Ball Run's second chapter ends with Johnny talking about how he started to walk - not physically but in the child to adult sense. The last chapter has him talking more about how it was a story of revival, in many senses.
      • More than that. First thing Gyro does on screen is to tell one random mook to pick up his gun if he wants to fight him. And in the end the same thing happens with Johnny and Valentine. Johnny learns the first spin by mounting his horse and in the end has to climb his horse to cancel a spin.
      • Volume 3 has Gyro doing a bow to the crowd, the cover of volume 22 has Johnny doing the same bow.
    • Both the Starter Villain and Final Boss of Diamond Is Unbreakable are Serial Killers.
      • Josuke's grandfather is one of Angelo's victims and Josuke is forced to recognize that his Stand has limits with the death of a loved one. During the climax versus Kira, Okuyasu was mortally wounded and unresponsive after Josuke healed him. But, in this instance, Okuyasu woke up in the nick of time to save Josuke.
    • The original JoJo universe starts and ends with the death of a female Joestar (Jonathan's mother Mary and Jotaro's daughter Jolyne.)
  • Boom Head Shot: Hol Horse and Mista whose Stands revolve around guns tend to land these or aim to land these anyway.
  • Boring Invincible Hero: Gyro is an aversion. In the first chapters of Steel Ball Run, he appears to be one; trained since he was seven on the powerful Spin technique, looking and appearing generally badass, and coming out on top in the first stage of the race, without a scratch. Then, due to interference from the upper brass, Gyro is knocked down from first place to twenty first and things get worse from there, as Gyro trails behind his own disciple, in terms of points (mostly due to sheer bad luck), suffers some of the nastiest injuries in the series, and dies in the end.
    • Pocoloco, who is arguably a Shadow Archetype for Gyro and Johnny. While all three seek to win the race, Pocoloco's absurd luck means the race has no personal meaning to him, and never grows as a person because of his complacent dependence on his power. So while he may have won the race and the money, it pales in comparison to Gyro and Johnny's struggles and personal growth, represented by their greater cause to stop Funny Valentine from obtaining the whole Corpse.
  • Born Lucky: Several characters, such as Dio, Yoshikage Kira or Pocoloco are stated to be extremely lucky and favored by Fate.
  • Bowdlerization: The TV anime takes a number of liberties to some of the content from the manga.
    • The exposed flesh of vampires, zombies, and the Pillar Men is colored with a pulsating red so that it would highlight their inhuman nature.
    • The TV broadcast and Crunchyroll stream put large shadows over most of the gore, except for the aforementioned supernatural beings.
    • The anime also refers to the Nazis only as the German Army, although Stroheim still makes mention of working for the Wehrmacht.
    • The beer that Jotaro shotgunned in jail in the manga was changed to a Brand X soda.
    • From the Stardust Crusaders anime, Jotaro's smoking was censored, probably because he is underage (despite not looking like it). Subverted with the Blu-Ray version (and by extension the dub version too, since it uses the Blu-Ray clips), as it shows Jotaro smoking without any censoring.
    • Danny, Jonathan's dog, isn't seen bursting from the incinerator burning alive as he was in the manga.
  • Break the Haughty: Most of the more egotistical villains (Which is practically all of them) end up either dead or thoroughly broken down, both in mind and body.
  • Brick Joke: A subtle one occurs at the end of Stardust Crusaders. At one point, Polnareff thinks it would be impractical and unlikely for his friends to come out of nowhere to save his neck at the last minute. This is exactly what he ends up doing for Jotaro during the climactic fight against Dio.
    • In another arc of the same part, Boingo and Oingo beat up some random guy for "looking like a idiot". This guy latter comes back at the end of the arc for revenge, but now with some paid thugs...
    • Midway through Diamond is Unbreakable, Jotaro gives a cheesy one-liner about breaking Kira's watch and face. Fast forward to the final battle, and Stray Cat destroys Kira's watch with an air bullet. Not long after, Crazy Diamond punches Killer Queen hard enough to put cracks on his features.
  • Bullet Catch: The earlier protagonist's Stands, who had some emphasis on physical strength and speed could sometimes casually catch bullets or easily deviate them. Star Platinum is fast enough to catch a bullet fired at point-blank range. However, later Stands are more focused on strange superpowers and not necessarily speed.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Bystanders will sometimes antagonize a Stand user, not knowing the gruesome deaths/injuries that awaits them if they piss him off enough.
    • One limo driver grab Dio's arm while the latter is about to enter said limo, he's actually one of the lucky ones since he gets away with a broken arm.
    • Three bullies try to pick on Josuke at the beginning of part 4. Josuke is kind enough not to react violently, until they insult his hair.
    • A couple publicly humiliate Kira, who atomizes them both.
    • Leaky-eye Luca attacks Giorno Giovanna over a matter of unpaid Mafia tithe. His head is gruesomely bashed.
    • A thief provokes Gyro in duel, the Spin makes him shoot himself.
  • The Bus Came Back: Polnareff leaves for France at the end of Part 3 without being heard of again, but he comes back to help Giorno and co. at the end of Part 5.
  • Butt-Monkey: Jonathan. The poor bugger can't catch a break. First Dio torments him during his childhood, ostracizing him from any potential friend, ruins Jonathan's relationship with Erina, and kills his dogs. After a seven-years respite, Dio kills his father, then finally manages to kill him on his honeymoon.
    • According to Word of God, Polnaref had the role of falling victim to most of the enemy Stands in order to not make the other protagonists look too silly.
    • Also Narancia, who is almost always the first person subjected to the newest enemy's Stand, especially if the effects are particularly embarrassing to him. In the rare instances where the entire team is affected, he will always get the worst of it.
    • Nukesaku and Senator Wilson Phillips in Stardust Crusaders.
  • By the Eyes of the Blind: Only Stand users can see Stands.

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