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The meme that took ZA WARUDO by storm.
DIO: Oh? You're on TV Tropes? Instead of doing something else, you're on this website? Even though many tropers here have warned you not to spend too much time on this website, like an exam student scrambling to finish editing this page before the edit lock expires?
Jotaro: I can't meme the shit out of you without getting closer.
DIO: Oh ho! Then trope as much as you like.

Also known, called, and referred to as "Jojokes".

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is without question the most Meme'd manga to ever run in Shonen Jump. Exploding in popularity overseas when the anime released, the bizarre nature of the series makes it perfect for Memetic Mutation.

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  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 

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     In General 
  • <—To Be Continued— - -/Roundabout Explanation 
  • Don't skip parts. Explanation 
  • Part [x] [character], Part [x] [character]. Explanation 
  • This song now belongs to the JoJo fandom. Explanation 
    • This comment section is property of PASSIONE/gay mafia. Explanation 
    • JoJo incoming. Explanation 
  • Only JoJo can make [x] epic. Explanation 
  • Whenever an argument about who would beat whom in a fight comes up, the answer is always Giorno. Along with The Flash, he's perhaps the person most commonly brought up in power level debates. Explanation 
    • At least until Eyes of Heaven, where he met Heaven Ascension DIO.
    • Alternatively, Poco Loco will always win thanks to Hey Ya! Explanation 
  • Jokes about Hirohiko Araki being way younger-looking than he really is; the man's in his sixties and still looks 20. Enter quips about him being a Hamon user or a vampire.
  • I Win. Explanation 
  • The series' distinctive drawing style has become a meme.
    • Similarly, if someone randomly throws around the Japanese "dramatic tension" Unsound Effects ゴゴゴゴゴ (GO GO GO GO GO) and ドドドドド (DO DO DO DO DO), it's guaranteed to be a JoJo reference. Thanks to the anime, photoshopping said unsound effects into pictures has also taken off. Thanks to subtitles for the anime, which actually bothered translating the Unsound Effects, "MENACING" has become its own meme.
  • "Out of Function/Retire(再起不能/リタイア)"note 
  • Araki's habit of drawing the characters in very weird poses, such as Diavolo's final pose (when he's running from the little girl), Giorno's "gang-star" pose, and Anasui's model-esque pose, has also spawned some memes.
  • Joseph's penchant for provocative clothing and poses even by the manga's usual standards (especially in promos) has led to more than a few stripper jokes. It's since spiraled into prostitution jokes in the same vein as the edits from K-On!.
  • "Giant bara deer": A term for the musclebound men in the first parts of JoJo that arose after this animated .gif of Jonathan appeared on /a/ with the filename "giant_bara_deer_caught_in_headlights.gif".
  • You are a worthless child, Jonathan. Explanation 
  • Anything Joseph says with Gratuitous English, the fans shall never forget.
  • This must be the work of an enemy Stand!Explanation 
  • Expect 「people」 who talk about Jojo to at least write a 「sentence」 with words closed by 「Japanese quotation marks」 and formatted in bold. Occasionally used to determine if someone has a 「Stand」.
  • Araki hates dogs. Explanation 
  • Araki loves donuts. Explanation (spoilers!) 
  • The series is well known for being Reference Overdosed, especially when it comes to shout outs to classic rock, so fans sometimes like to add even more classic rock references into their fanwork. For example:
    • Episode 1 of the Abridged version of Phantom Blood accompanies a sad Speedwagon scene with a song by his namesake.
    • Dio is often swapped out with his namesake.
    You thought it was Ozzy Osbourne, but it was I, Ronnie James Dio!
  • Abbacchio+Rohan+F.F=Egg Explanation 
  • "Read the manga." Explanation 
  • When the 1997 oneshot American comic Diesel, a hilariously blatant ripoff of the N'Doul fight from Stardust Crusaders (complete with powers literally called Stands), was discovered by the Internet, it was naturally subject to immediate memetic status and derision.
  • "Is this a JoJo reference?" Explanation 
    • (Thing) (Tenuous link to JJBA) What a (adjective) Jojoke!Explanation 
  • Crossing over different western cartoons (usually Looney Tunes, of all series) with JJBA has been a meme for a while, such as making characters doing weird poses and/or dressed up weirdly into stands and naming them after certain songs. For example, there's been fanart of Daffy Duck and Tom Cat dressed in zoot suits and made to look like Jojo characters on 4chan and it began to explode from that point. Reached its apex when, in the official 40th anniversary Garfield book, a fan art of Garfield dressed as Jotaro and Jon as Star Platinum appeared.
  • "What is Jojo's Bizarre Adventure?" "Yes." Explanation 
  • Araki forgot. Explanation 
  • Due to Dub Name Change while Writing Around Trademarks for Stand names, it's not uncommon to see fans bring up a Stand's original name, and for subsequent fans to jokingly come up with increasingly ridiculous names derived from all forms of synonyms, such as turning "Black Sabbath" into "Dark Saturday", "Sex Pistols" into "Intercourse Ammunition" or "Killer Queen, Bites the Dust" into "Murderous Monarch, Masticates the Minerals".
  • Thanks to the excessive amount of Friendly Fandoms, many fans also see the series as a main staple of being a shared universe to all of the Anime existed.
  • The first teaser for The Rise of Skywalker revealed a new cute droid called D-0, pronounced identically to "Dio." The reaction was exactly what you would expect.
  • John Wick is a Jojo Explanation 
  • For some strange reason, King Ghidorah from Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) has somehow become memetically associated with DIO, whether it be because of his gold color scheme, his vampiric, life-draining abilities, or his threatening poses during the battles against Godzilla. It's even become somewhat popular for gijinka fanart of Ghidorah to be based upon DIO.
  • Apple's $999 Pro Stand Explanation 
  • Jojo Rabbit's Bizarre Adventure Explanation 
  • Jojo's Daddy Issues Adventure Explanation 
  • Honda Dio and Honda GiornoExplanation 
  • YAKAMASHI!!! You're so damn annoying! Explanation 
  • Cloud Atlas is a Jojo reference.Explanation 
  • Superfly and Tower of GrayExplanation 
  • "The Stand user could be anyone." Explanation 
  • Yet another Rohan OVA / Rohan Kishibe goes to Costco Explanation 
  • The Joestars Inherited Soul event, which also revealed the Stone Ocean anime, featured some hilariously inaccurate autogenerated subtitles (this image contains some of the best ones). The subs were quickly deemed the successor to Duwang.
    • "John Cena vs. Diablo, King of Crimson"
    • "The Toaster Family"
    • "long nipples"
    • "Jew Stars"

     Stone Ocean 
  • "Where the hell were Josuke and Giorno?"Explanation 
    • In Giorno's case, many fans have joked about him getting to meet Pucci, his "dad's boyfriend".
    • "My brothers are a sloth, a cow and a dick-haired Ninja Turtle?"Explanation 
    • And as for Josuke, the fanon loves playing with the idea of a younger Jolyne getting to meet her Grand-Uncle Josuke and his friends while visiting Morioh. The ending to Eyes of Heaven having Jotaro bring a young Jolyne with him to Morioh during Part 4 particularly made this popular.
    • Fans also love the idea of Josuke and Giorno teaming up with Jolyne for the finale, though some have pointed out one logical issue with this team up: the language barrier.
  • With the trend of male characters being incredibly feminine, some fans joked about Ermes reversing the trend, as she actually is a girl, but is androgynous enough to look more masculine than many of them.
  • The Amazing Jolyne Cujoh.Explanation 
  • Anasui is trans.Explanation 
    • Also due to his mostly-shirtless, net-like attire and long pink hair, it's become commonplace for fans to joke that he took fashion lessons from Diavolo.
  • Starve Platinum.Explanation 
  • Fans keep bashing on Jotaro for apparently being a terrible dad, joking how he was more interested in dolphins than his own child, or how he seemed to love Koichi more than Jolyne.
    • Jolyne's mom Explanation 
  • "Pucci the Gay Black Priest." note 
    • You said Kabutomushi [x] times, asshole.Explanation 
  • Dio's son Ungalo has been widely mocked by the fandom due to his Gonk appearance, which many have compared to Sid the Sloth from Ice Age.
  • The panel of Jolyne carrying a food tray has been widely memed by the fandom, with one Instagram account posting the same picture every day!
  • Foo Fighters being a sentient colony of plankton has drawn jokes comparing her to Plankton, or showing marine biologist Jotaro showing an interest in her.
  • Flaccid Pancake Explanation 
  • "Look at this, Weather, what a crappy guidebook! None of the characters are on it! I want to see the Disney characters, goddammit! WHERE THE FUCK IS MICKEY?"Explanation 
    • "Fuck's sake! If there's no Mickey, this shit ain't Disney!"Explanation 
  • "Do you believe in gravity?" Explanation (spoilers!) 
  • HORSE DONGExplanation 
    • Fans are also praising Made in Heaven's English name, which is..."Maiden Heaven". Given the series infamously messing up the stand names due to Writing Around Trademarks (most notoriously "Deadly Queen" and "Zipper Man"), the fandom collectively breathed a sigh of relief when the westernized name sounded nearly identical to the Japanese one.
  • Snails.Explanation 
  • What's wrong, Pucci? Why do you want to reset the world?Explanation 
  • BITCH I'M A COW, BITCH I'M A COWExplanation 
  • Jolyne is Billie Eilish.Explanation 
  • Cockblocking alligators.Explanation 
  • Gwess is a furry.Explanation 
    • Jokes about Jotaro seeing rat Jolyne and having PTSD about Bug-Eaten and Ratt nearly killing him also abound.
  • Jolyne is Jotaro's wifeExplanation 
    • Similarly, looking up "who is Jolyne's mother" would return results on Jotaro himself.
  • Jotaro remembering Star Finger. Explanation (ending spoilers) 
  • Jokes that 'reveal' that the only reason Florida is weird is due to all the Stand Users present there are also popular.
    • Florida Man resets Universe. Explanation (Major Ending Spoilers) 
  • A bit closer to Heaven Explanation 

     Steel Ball Run 
  • Many fans have poked fun of Johnny being Jonathan's alternate universe counterpart, as the two couldn't be more different, with Jonathan being a big muscular Englishman with an honorable and gentle demeanor, while Johnny is a small, frail cowboy with a sarcastic streak and violent tendencies.
    • Also, "the Jonathan without a Stand vs. the Jonathan who can't stand".
  • Johnny is THICC.Explanation 
  • Using "Jesus mummified steel ball Christ!" (and variants) as an epithet. Explanation 
  • Jesus was the original JoJo. Explanation 
  • "Look, I know we need to win this race, but Jesus told me we need to kill the president." Explanation 
  • Pizza Mozzarella Explanation 
  • Dino Brando/DiosaurExplanation 
  • Fans have joked about a scene where Johnny yells "Open the door! Get on the floor!" while being attacked by Diego in his dinosaur form, due to those two lines being in the chorus of the song "Everybody Walk the Dinosaur".
  • With the Science Marches On discovery that Velociraptor possessed feathers, quite a number of fans have tried redesigning Diego's raptor form to have plumage, as well as other characters reacting to the feathered Diego.
  • "Doyjaaan" Explanation 
  • Some fans have joked that Gyro's horse Valkyrie is actually the alt-universe counterpart of Prosciutto, due to them having a similar hairstyle of a row of small buns on the back of their head.
  • Filthy Acts at a Reasonable Price. Explanation 
  • D4C Pain Train! Explanation 
  • D4C's ability to access parallel universes has been joked about the fandom, claiming that it makes every single AU technically canon, in a similar vein to "as long as Diavolo dies it's canon".
    • Valentine's ability to bring other, parallel-universe versions of existing characters are also joked about the fandom as being very different from their main-universe ones, such as an intelligent Okuyasu or a Jotaro who respects his mom.
  • All rise for the national anthemnote 
  • "Old Town Road" is a popular joke prediction for the hypothetical anime adaptation's ED.
    • "Ram Ranch" is also associated with Steel Ball Run with varying degrees of irony due to Ho Yay between Johnny and Gyro.

  • FOUR BALLSExplanation 
  • "What a beautiful alternate Duwang! Chew."Explanation 
  • "Gappy makes me happy."Explanation 
  • "Your Stand is like your asshole. You can't go around showing it off to other people."Explanation 
  • "The dick is extremely important." Explanation 
  • "Beetle Tendency." Explanation 
  • "Innocent rock human murdered by evil stand users/crossdressing child." Explanation 
  • The rain sounds like Josuke: Soft & WetExplanation 
  • "I know I sound like a broken record, but..." usually followed by, "89 Years Old!?/Did you know that the Hospital Director is 89 years old?" Explanation 
    • "He's a Rock Human, age wouldn't matter to him." Explanation 
  • Two and a Half KirasExplanation 
  • This universe's Yoshikage Kira also having a stand called Killer Queen which looks identical to the Killer Queen of part 4 had fans joking that the Ghost Hands shattered Killer Queen and relocated it to part 8.
  • Part 8 will be wrapping up soon. Explanation 
  • "Is he a man of the Jacuzzi or a man of the land?" Explanation 
    • "He's a man of the Jacuzzi." Explanation (spoilers) 
  • Araki actually remembered! Explanation 
  • X is the main villain! Explanation 
  • Lambo Tree! Explanation 
  • Did you perhaps… Come here… Intending to ‘Pursue’ me? Explanation 
  • Dododo de Dadada Explanation 
    • Because it's an insect, initially shown as part of a mat of sticks, and appeared completely unexpectedly, it's gotten comparisons to the stick bug meme that happened shortly after its debut.
  • Finally, the JoJo lion!Explanation 
  • Umm... so, personally... this is the first time this has happened, so I'm a bit surprised. Only a centimeter away...Explanation 
  • Warning: Bee Explanation 
  • Rock Insects Explanation 
  • Inca no mezame potatoes Explanation 

     Animated Adaptations (OVA, David Productions Anime) 
  • Dio loves 7Up.Explanation 
    • In the Part 4 anime, a billboard shows a logo for Pepsi, and fans tend to associate Yoshikage Kira with Pepsi in the same way Dio is associated with 7Up.
  • "It's an enemy Stand!" Explanation 
  • Calling Wamuu's Holy Sandstorm attack the "Holy Wubstorm", after the Pillar Men's dubstep leitmotif.
  • Shadow Jotaro Explanation 
  • With the TV anime premiere of Stardust Crusaders, it's become popular to swap out Dio's Hermit Purple-generated photo with just about anything else.
  • "You had one job, woman! ONE JOB!" Explanation 
  • Adding an older Caesar to the Stardust Crusaders anime.
  • Nigel Uno has grown up, and now he's even more dangerous. Explanation 
  • "Well, call or fold, D'Arby! What's it gonna be, D'Arby?! What's it gonna F*CKING BE?!Explanation 
  • Part 5 Never.Explanation 
  • Matthew Mercer vs Patrick Seitz Explanation 
  • It's High Noon! Explanation 
  • Miyuki OnoExplanation 
  • An oil tanker for you! Explanation 
  • Fruits Basket: Vento Aureo. Explanation 

     Video Games (Heritage For The Future, All Star Battle, Eyes of Heaven) 
  • Thanks to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future, plus a certain Flash video, Dio is one of the most infamous manga villains of all time.
    • It's even crossed over into the real world...
    • ZA WARUDO! Explanation 
    • TOKI WO TOMARE!note 
    • KURAE! note 
    • Soshite, toki wa ugoki dasu. note 
    • WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!! Explanation 
    • The original flash video has been preserved on Dagobah, but you can also see it here.
  • Dio loves milkExplanation 
  • NOExplanation 
    • CLACKER VOLLEYExplanation 
    • lol, his ultimate attack is screaming his friend's nameExplanation 
    • Stupid people can believe in anything, so you can believe in yourself!Explanation 
  • Diamond is Not Crazy Explanation 
  • How deep can I hit it? Balls deep! Explanation 
  • FIVE DIOSExplanation 
  • Yare yare, it's high noon. Explanation (part 3 spoiler) 
  • "Next you'll say, OMAE WA MOU SHINDEIRU!"Explanation 

    Fan Works 
  • "Kakyoin! Did you lay this egg?"Explanation 
  • Everybody Lives AU.Explanation(spoilers) 
  • Ariel Kakyoin/Ocean ManExplanation 
  • A common recurring meme among the Jojo fandom is the idea of the villains all living together in the same household, often with comedic, sitcom-styled domestic humor such as this. Recurring tropes found in these works include Diavolo dying repeatedly and Kira being the Only Sane Man (which says a lot).
    • On a similar note, the fandom has greatly played off the concept of La Squadra being much like a family, taking their brotherhood-like relationship to its logical extreme by portraying Risotto and/or Prosciutto as parental figures with their bunch of misbehaving children.
  • "Mudad Dio" Explanation 
    • There's also the Double Heat Attack in Eyes of Heaven, where a team-up between Giorno and Dio has Dio reacting with a mix of surprise and pride at hearing Giorno say "MUDA", before joining his son in a double "MUDA MUDA MUDA!" barrage against the enemy. Seen as strangely heartwarming by fans, it's added to the fuel of the Mudad concept.

Dio: You thought your first meme was JoJo, but it was I, Dio!!


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