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JoJo's Bizarre Summer Break is a webcomic created by Pixiv artist Utano. As the title implies, it is based on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise by Hirohiko Araki.

Jotaro Kujo is wasting away his summer break lazing about in his home, refusing to go out. His mother Holly insists that he go outside, and his grandpa Joseph Joestar invites him to join him on a trip to Egypt to visit his great-great-grandpa Jonathan Joestar, along with Jonathan's younger adopted brother Dio. Deciding he has nothing better to do with his summer break, Jotaro joins Joseph on the trip to Egypt, in order to settle some beef he has with his great-great-granduncle Dio.

JoJo's Bizarre Summer Break is essentially both a Lighter and Softer and Denser and Wackier Alternate Universe retelling of the Stardust Crusaders arc. As such, there are a few major differences, some of which include: Jonathan not dying and living on to become a Memetic Badass, Dio (along with most of his servants) never turning evil and being a firm ally of the Joestars, Alternate Character Interpretation for the majority of the cast, and utilizing Rule of Funny, Rule of Cool, and Rule of Awesome all to even further extremes than the source material. Despite that, it is chock-full of references, Shout-Outs, and Continuity Nods to specific events from the original series.

So, in short, think of it as the JoJo series' equivalent of Carnival Phantasm.

Translations of the webcomic can be found on Danbooru. Typeset versions have also been compiled into a masterpost on Reddit.

The webcomic is also a sequel to another (equally funny) webcomic by the same author in the form of Dio's Bizarre Adventure, which is a similar retelling of the Phantom Blood arc that sets up the alternate characterizations of Jonathan and Dio. A translation can be read on Danbooru here, and the typeset version has also been compiled into a masterpost on Reddit.

The third installment is now in the works: "GioGio's Bizarre Treasure Hunt", which is a retelling of Golden Wind. It's also available on Danbooru.

These webcomics has the following tropes:

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    Dio's Bizarre Adventure 
  • Adaptational Personality Change: Certain major characters in this webcomic have very different personalities compared to their canon of counterparts.
    • Dio is far less evil than he is in the manga thanks to the bizarre nature of the Joestar family basically knocking the evil out of him. He is also much less confident and more nervous.
    • Jonathan is an impulsive Jerkass and bully compared to the upstanding gentleman he is in the manga.
  • Ambiguously Human: Jonathan's humanity is sometimes questioned by others, especially Dio. He doesn't have any vampire powers yet can heal his wounds quickly and even survived decapitation for a few minutes.
  • Anachronism Stew: The characters are seen using a smartphone at one point in the story.
  • Attack Hello:
    • Will Zeppeli introduces himself to Dio by dislocating his arm in order to show the effects of Hamon. It doesn't really work for Dio and his arm was put in a cast for 3 months.
    • Dio also recounts Speedwagon kicking a chandelier to his face after they first met.
  • Attack Of The50foot Whatever: Erina Joestar grows up to 18 feet tall.
  • Ass-Kicking Pose: Dio does his signature poses while rampaging after becoming a newly-turned vampire.
    Jonathan: What's with that pose?
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Dio reveals he learned how to use Hamon by watching Jonathan train his breathing every day. It lets him kill the rampaging Tarkus.
  • Battle Amongst the Flames: The battle between Jonathan and the newly-vampirized Dio still happens as Danny spread his flames in the Joestar Mansion.
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever mention George's name around Jonathan.
  • Big Brother Bully: Jonathan is this to Dio, even bringing a coffin just to prank Dio at his own wedding party.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Jonathan and Dio at the start respectively, until Dio caught up to Jonathan's ridiculous height 7 years later.
  • Boisterous Weakling: In a reversal of their roles, Dio is this to Jonathan. Even after turning into a vampire, Jonathan screaming or freaking is enough to turn him into a trembling mess. He learns how to stand up to him near the end of the comic.
  • Butt-Monkey: Dio is usually dragged into weird and dangerous situations courtesy of Jonathan. The only reason he's still alive is thanks to his vampiric abilities.
  • Call-Forward: A wall that has cracks the shape of a monster face appears in chapter 6.
  • Chained Heat: Jonathan and Dio got chained together in chapter 7 thanks to Dio not listening to Jonathan's warnings.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Poor Dio. Guy just wants to live a normal life. Unfortunately for him, that ended when he was adopted by the Joestars. Of course, his innate curiosity does not help matters any.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: George Joestar's first appearance is him wearing a sailor moon costume. Dio stopped thinking after he saw this.
  • Cuckoosnarker: Jonathan is one of the kookiest characters, whose quirks have included, but are not limited to, making fun of Dio whenever he gets the chance, having a hellhound as a pet, and does "Dio-telling" when he runs out of ideas. He can also be quite snarky when he gets the urge.
  • Curtain Camouflage: Dio tried to hide from Jonathan this way.
  • The Dreaded: Jonathan is this after killing his father in a fit of rage. Even his Freak Out years later is a major news headline for newspaper prints.
  • Establishing Series Moment: The moment you see Jonathan as his adult self even though he's really a child and George Joestar dressed as Sailor Moon, you'll know what kind of series this is.
  • First Kiss: In an inversion of the original scene, Erina stole Dio's first kiss.
    Erina: "Jojo... Have you ever kissed me? You haven't, have you? My first kiss wasn't with Jojo! It was with Dio!"
  • Foreshadowing: In an earlier chapter, Jonathan remarks that he can heal wounds very fast and can survive a beheading for a while. Later, he got beheaded by Tarkus and managed to live long enough for George's body to be attached to him.
  • Freak Out: Jonathan has an epic one upon learning that his head was attached to George's body.
  • Full-Frontal Assault:
    • In chapter 5, George was walking around naked with only Jonathan's watch as his codpiece. Jonathan snapped when he saw this.
    • Dio rips out his clothes after being attacked by Danny.
  • Grand Theft Me: Dio accidentally stole Jonathan's body after he used Hamon to kill Tarkus. Jonathan meanwhile is still alive thanks to his head getting attached to George's body somehow, and is not happy when he found out.
  • Hard Head: Jonathan is stated to have a really tough head. It can even stop a flesh bud from entering his forehead.
  • Healing Factor: Dio thanks to his Vampire powers. Jonathan is one thanks to his Hamon prowess as he can heal fatal wounds, such as his beheading and punching a hole in his own throat.
  • Hell Hound: Danny is a flaming hellhound, and is still Jonathan's best friend.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dio reveals he knows how to use Hamon and proceeds to channel it in his body to get a chance to kill Tarkus. He saves himself by chopping off his head and it accidentally attaches to Jonathan's body.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Each chapter title is a parody of some of Neon Genesis Evangelion titles.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Jonathan impaled Dio with the statue to drag him out of the burning mansion in chapter 5.
  • Kick the Dog: Subverted. Dio still kicks Danny, iconic panel and everything, but by accident as he's not really in his right mind after turning to a vampire.
  • Lighter and Softer/ Denser and Wackier: Retelling of Phantom Blood. This series is a fun story of Dio and Jonathan having a friendly relationship as opposed to being enemies, with almost no deaths save for George. And this includes the sequel.
  • Losing Your Head: Tarkus cut off Jonathan's head in chapter 9, with the latter still managing to live. Dio cut off his own head after his body is about to disintegrate from using Hamon to defeat Tarkus. Both got better, albeit one of them is not too pleased with the outcome
  • Mad Love: Poco's sister, who is madly in love with Dio and will take any kind of interaction with him.
  • Major Injury Underreaction:
    • Dio after waking up and learning that he was impaled with the statue at the mansion.
    • Jonathan didn't even react to being beheaded by Bruford, only emoting that he doesn't want to be seen in such a humiliating manner.
    • Jonathan didn't flinch even after clawing out his throat to stop himself from going after Dio.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Dio strips himself of his clothes while rampaging through the Joestar mansion.
  • Only Sane Man: Dio Brando. Poor guy can't catch a break with all the bizarreness that happens in the Joestar household.
  • Pokémon Speak: All ripple users only communicate with "Pa Pow".
  • Prehensile Hair: Bruford can control his hair via a move he calls "Danse Macabre."
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Jonathan's red and Dio' blue respectively.
  • Refusal of the Call: Will Zeppeli offered Dio a chance to train Hamon with Jonathan. Dio refused with a parody of his famous quote:
    Dio: I don't want to stop being human Jojo! I don't intend to transcend humanity!
  • Sacred First Kiss: In this version, Erina forces her first kiss to Dio.
  • Scene Transition: Some scenes, especially Dio vs. Tarkus have beautiful fight scenes that are One-Punch Man levels of fluidity.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here:
    • In Chapter 2, Jonathan wants to introduce Dio to his Hamon master in hopes of getting him interested in Hamon. Dio, remembering how his meeting with Speedwagon went, tries to runs away shortly. He should have put more effort into it.
    • Dio tries running away after Bruford and Tarkus were revived. Jonathan doesn't let him get away and forces him to fight anyway.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Jonathan kills his father George for using his pocketwatch to cover his groin.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!!: A parody of one of Dio's quotes appears:
    Dio: What's the minimum number of pages your department requires you to write?
    Jonathan: What was that? How many breads have you eaten in your life?
  • Skewed Priorities: So Dio was accidentally turned into a vampire, began rampaging through the mansion, kicked Danny causing its flames to scatter throughout the mansion, and keeps trying to kill Jonathan. Jonathan overlooks them all and hesitates to kill his step-brother. But the sight of his father wearing his pocket watch over his crotch caused him to snap and kill his father in a fit of rage. Even Dio doesn't know how to react to this revelation.
  • Skyward Scream: Jonathan has his special "Dio-telling" to help choose his topic for his thesis.
    Jonathan: DAMN IT DIOOO!!! *rolls over the river*
  • Symbolic Hero Rebirth: Dio still turned into a vampire with his head attached to Jonathan's body, only this time Jonathan also survived thanks to his Hamon powers, and he got George's body instead.
  • Thicker Than Water: Jonathan and Dio's relationship improve at the end of this part, and it's even noted by Erina and Straizo that they are inseparable in the succeeding years.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: While Jonathan isn't tiny by any normal measure, he's dwarfed by Erina, who grows to become eighteen feet tall for no adequately explained reason.
  • Tranquil Fury: When Dio sees Jonathan's severed head, he calmly declares to Tarkus that he will be the one to kill him. And he did deliver his promise.
  • Umbrella of Togetherness: In some scenes, Jonathan's bag has his and Erina's named carved or stitched on it.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Dio constantly gets pissed off at Jonathan for one reason or the other and Jonathan often teases Dio or tries to do him favors that end up looking like harassment on his end, but when all's said and done they clearly respect and admire each other, and otherwise get along very well.
  • Weakened by the Light: Dio has to carry a parasol whenever he goes out during the day.

    Jojo's Bizarre Summer Break 
  • Accidental Murder: Jotaro accidentally crushes Grey Fly when Kakyoin knocked him out in the plane for chasing said stand. The Crusaders didn't notice anything.
  • The Ace: Polnareff, of all people, is this as he was able to defeat Devo the Cursed, J.Geil, and Enya with ease. Jonathan is another contender, with him possessing a game-breaker version of Hermit Purple and Straizo had to send him to a wild goose chase in order for his plans to succeed.
  • Adaptational Badass:
    • In the manga, while Hamon keeps its users strong and healthy throughout their lives, it does not halt their aging. Here, all Hamon users look exactly the same as they did in their prime. In fact, Joseph's true form is how he looked in Battle Tendency, but he chooses to look like an old man for public appearances.
    • Anne, the runaway girl, saves Jotaro twice and even kills Forever and Captain Tenille.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Jotaro, of all people, is hit with this trope. Instead of being the stoic badass he is in the manga, here he's just a dorky teenager with a stand who wants to meet his uncle.
  • Anachronism Stew:
    • The characters are shown using smartphones to contact each other. Smartphones did exist in the '90s but they are still in their blocky design, while the ones used are modern ones.
    • Twitter supposedly exists here, as DIO is shown using it in one chapter and Mariah is a social media influencer.
  • Art Shift: The art sometimes shifts to reference other works within the franchise:
    • Avdol is drawn similarly to his Jojonium cover in his introduction in chapter 2.
    • Jotaro and Kakyoin was drawn reminiscent to their Heritage for the Future art styles in chapter 77.
    • In chapter 89, Jotaro has his OVA design meanwhile Kakyoin has his original design from the manga.
  • Axe Before Entering: Alessi is shown entering the same way he did in the manga, only this time it happens inside a cursed mirror similar to Death XIII's amusement park.
  • Amusement Park of Doom: Subverted. The amusement park the gang visits is a normal one. Unfortunately, The Joestar family curse activates even in plane rides, Jotaro managed to insult a meditating monk, and Kakyoin randomly finds a baby's spirit(Mannish Boy). Jotaro also attracts the attention of the High Priestess, which swallows their submarine ride.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: Jotaro was able to block Polnareff's attack after the latter was possessed by Anubis. Unfortunately, Jotaro promised the latter not to break anything so he has to hold the blade for hours.
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever mention J.Geil in Polnareff's presence. Just hearing that name is enough for him to give you a Death Glare.
  • Big Bad: Straizo
  • Big Brother Worship: Polnareff is very much admired by Jotaro.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Dio was saved in the nick of time from Arabia Fats by Jotaro.
  • Blatant Lies: Jotaro insists that he wanted to pet a shark after he fell from the cruise ship. Nobody believed him.
  • Butt-Monkey: As usual, DIO has the worst luck in this series. Hol Horse and Avdol are not far behind.
  • Brick Joke:
    • In chapter 2, Joseph never introduced Avdol even while Jotaro kept asking for his name. 18 chapters later, he keeps getting called "ugly" since no one else knows his name, much to Avdol's irritation. Jotaro even forgets his name, as he drew his face instead of writing his name in the logbook later in the story.
    • In the High Priestess chapters, Kakyoin made many coffee drinks in his nervousness. Few chapters later after DIO and the others met it's revealed he drank all of them and he threw up in front of everyone, making them think he's afraid of DIO.
  • Bystander Syndrome: When Forever was accidentally released from his cage, Jotaro decides if he will fight Forever or not. Ultimately, he pretends nothing happened after remembering his Grandfather's warning to send him back home if he ever messes around.
  • Call-Back: Jonathan's mansion is full of items from the past comic, such as the knife he used to stab his father and Bruford's sword.
  • Call-Forward:
  • The Cameo:
    • Some characters from part 2 like Messina appears in certain panels. Lisa Lisa and Caesar appears later in the story.
    • Stands that don't have a stand user appear as attraction rides, such as Death 13, High Priestess, Judgement, and Lovers.
  • Captain Crash: Joseph has ridden 299 plane flights in his life. All 299 planes crashed.
    Joseph: Out of the 299 flights I've ridden, 299 of them has crashed. But I think we'll be fine
    Jotaro: Hold on gramps. What'd you just say?
  • Chekhov's Gun: Jotaro's terrible drawing he drew on a logbook was taken by Polnareff. It later shows up again at Polnareff's fight with J.Geil, and it snaps him out of his rage and makes him remember Jotaro's words of being a stand user of justice.
  • Chuunibyou: Jotaro is described as this by his grandfather.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: All Joestars, especially Jotaro, is this in this continuity. The only reason Jotaro's not listed as a Manchild is that he's still 17.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Poor Kakyoin tries to keep Jotaro in line all the time.
  • Cool Big Sis: Big Brother version. Polnareff is this to Jotaro and Sherry. Jotaro admires him for being a Hero of Justice and Polnareff tries to live up to that image.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Nearly everyone is an asshole in this doujin save for a few characters like Hol Horse, Avdol, and DIO.
  • Creepy Crossdresser: Joseph Joestar crossdresses as a hobby in this webcomic. His old form qualifies while in his younger form he is quite a Wholesome Crossdresser as Mariah can attest.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Polnareff gave one to Devo the Cursed, chucking his body in the ocean and killing his stand in one hit.
    • Both fights with J.Geil ends with Polnareff killing him. Polnareff was too angry for his stand to properly show so he just pummeled him with nearby appliances on the first fight and Gut Punch his torso with his bare hands in the second fight.
    • Enya didn't stand a chance once Jotaro inhaled her stand Justice.
    • Arabia Fats is the perfect counter to DIO, even nearly burning him to death if it wasn't for Jotaro's Big Damn Heroes moment.
    • Straizo didn't even bother fighting Jonathan once he finally arrived. He only took a gamble to punch him once before retreating.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Aside from eternal youth, why did Straizo plan every single horrible deed in the comic? He just wanted to land a punch on Jonathan.
  • Dope Slap: Kakyoin does this once to Jotaro, albeit an elbow to the face. Joseph is another victim of this via Kakyoin and Polnareff.
  • Doppelgänger:
    • Kakyoin recounts that he met his doppelganger in his last visit to Egypt to creep Jotaro out. In hindsight, he thinks it's a stand user posing as him (it's Rubber Soul transformed as him).
    • Jotaro thinks he met his doppelganger when meets two of his lookalikes. The first one is his grandfather Joseph who decided to show off his younger form by wearing the former's clothes. The second one is his Identical Stranger Oingo who looks exactly like Jotaro rather than his younger brother Boingo.
  • The Drag-Along: Kakyoin really doesn't want to join Jotaro in visiting Dio in Egypt. Unfortunately for him, Jotaro forced him to come along by knocking him out and dragging him along for the ride. He almost was able to go home twice before deciding to stay until the end of the summer break.
  • The Dreaded: Jonathan Joestar is this to Dio. When Jonathan goes on a trip to Tibet, Dio plans to get really crazy but a simple call from the former is enough to keep Dio in line.
  • Dual Age Modes: Joseph can freely shift between his parts 2 and 3 ages thanks to his Hamon training.
  • Duct Tape for Everything: Devo the Cursed was defeated by Polnareff taping the fridge and chucking it in the ocean.
  • Failed a Spot Check: The reason the plot was set in motion is that Dio and Jonathan didn't realize at first glance that the stone mask has been swapped with a fake so they called Joseph to help find the real one. It gets more ridiculous when they don't realize the mask doesn't have fangs and is replaced with a plastic one.
  • Fastball Special:
    • In an inversion of their fight, N'Doul throws Iggy towards Jotaro after finding his location.
    • Jotaro throws Senator Phillips in order to save DIO from Arabian Fat's stand.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Just like in the manga, Polnareff got possessed by Anubis and Jotaro has to face him.
  • Four Lines, All Waiting: The webcomic juggles mini-arcs starting from their arrival in Egypt and Jonathan's departure to Tibet. From chapter 60 onwards, the plot splits as everyone is separated from Straizo's surprise raid. The narrative switches as Jonathan's struggle with zombies, Straizo fights with Joseph, Avdol, Iggy and Vanilla Ice deals with Kenny G, Polnareff fights J.Geil's zombie, DIO struggles with Arabia Fats as Jotaro rushes to him. These threads are resolved quickly and lead to a linear narrative of Straizo vs. Kakyoin, Jotaro vs Dio, and Straizo vs Jonathan in that order.
  • Gilligan Cut: Jotaro calls up Kakyoin to invite him on the trip to Egypt for the summer break, which Kakyoin declines, opting to stay at home instead. Cue Jotaro carrying an unconscious Kakyoin into the car.
  • Grand Staircase Entrance: Jonathan did DIO's epic pose from part 3 before fighting the zombified Hamon users.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: This is Jojo we are talking about. Special mention to Jotaro and Senator Philips, who screams personalized parts of the Navy Seal Copypasta at each other.
  • A Handful for an Eye:
  • Hard Head: Jotaro inherited his great-grandfather's hardheadedness, figuratively and literally. It saved him a couple of times and was the reason the flesh bud didn't attach to him (poor DIO).
  • Hypocritical Humor: Joseph, whose hobby is crossdressing and who walked around naked in daylight, calls Straizo a filthy old geezer for shutting up a woman who won't stop screaming.
    Joseph: Bastard! I bey your next line will be "If you don't I'll kiss you with my tongue!" right!?
    Narrator: Unjust suspicion
    Joseph: How dare you make a move on a young lady you filthy old geezer!
    [shows him wearing a scrunchie]
    Narrator: Look who's talking.
  • Identical Stranger: Oingo looks exactly like Jotaro's twin brother instead of Boingo's, which creeps the latter out so much when the two meet.
  • It Runs in the Family: George's cross-dressing tendencies showed up again in Joseph.
  • The Jinx: The Joestars are cursed to crash a specific vehicle they ride on, e.g. boats for Jonathan, planes for Joseph, and later, automobiles for Jotaro. Kakyoin has an affinity with the supernatural, which means he can occasionally activate dormant curses and see spirits.
  • Karma Houdini: Even after turning the whole Hamon tribe into zombies, wreaking havoc in the Joestar Manor and almost killing Kakyoin, Straizo was able to escape Jonathan's clutches and gets his wish of punching him at least once. At least he has the decency of feeling regret over what he's done and healed Kakyoin back to health.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Straizo's appearance is the part where the doujin takes a darker turn. It is especially noteworthy that his character is almost exactly the same as the manga with a a few levels of badassery.
  • Laughing Mad: Jotaro and Polnareff after Kakyoin tricks them into checking out the cursed mirror with Alessi inside. Iggy mocks them by making a similar face.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: Played for Laughs. Avdol keeps getting called ugly by Jotaro due to the latter not knowing his name. Kakyoin explains that for Jotaro, "unfamiliar = weird = ugly".
  • Limited Wardrobe: The entire trip took only 4 days so it's reasonable for them to wear the same clothing. Justified in Kakyoin's case, he didn't have anything else to wear thanks to being suddenly dragged along for the trip.
  • Lost in Translation: Some chapter titles have meanings that are impossible to translate to English. The translator leaves footnotes that indicate their intended meaning instead.
  • Medium Awareness: Avdol is shot by a speech bubble when Jotaro keeps calling him ugly.
  • Mexican Standoff: Iggy and Anubis did a Mexican Standoff after Jotaro lured the latter to the former. Iggy wins due to being a former dog mob boss and scaring Anubis, who is raised an indoor dog, to submission.
  • Mythology Gag: Lots and lots of them to the point listing everything would be longer than this page. Basically, every panel in this webcomic references one event in the anime or manga. You can check out a comprehensive list here.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Boingo draws creepy manga reminiscent of Thoth's art style and wishes that all good-looking people die. Not even his big brother Oingo can escape his wrath.
  • Naked People Are Funny:
    • When Mariah caught Joseph and Avdol in a compromising position, Joseph tears out his clothes to hide his cross-dressing tendencies while chasing her. That said, he's still labeled as a pervert by everyone who saw him. He also strips while inside the manor as there is a no crossdressing policy there.
    • Sherry is a streaker according to Polnareff.
    • Straizo is also naked after surviving Kakyoin's final attack.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Joseph and Avdol get caught in the infamous magnetic position by Mariah who wants to upload the picture on Twitter to gain more followers.
  • Odd Name Out: With doodles. Jotaro writes their names in the logbook, but with lots of Q's added and a drawing next to Polnareff's name. He doodled Avdol's face since he didn't remember his name.
  • Only Sane Man: Avdol, Kakyoin and Hol Horse.
  • Playing Against Type: In-Universe. Steely Dan, an actor, hopes to break his reputation for playing scumbags when his latest project, Lovers 2, has him play a crying brown noser.
  • Pokémon Speak: Iggy barks his name whenever he appears.
  • Pun: The 4-koma titles are usually derived from who is the focus of each panel and whatever is happening in that panel, for example, Kujo __-taro for ones focusing on Jotaro and (Insert action here)! Polnareff for Polnareff.
  • Poke the Poodle: Dio's ideas of going wild is sleeping until 10 in the morning and renaming the Joestar mansion to Dio's mansion.
  • Race Against the Clock: After DIO was accidentally hit with a flesh bud, Jotaro only has three minutes to remove the flesh bud before DIO dies.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Most of them involving Avdol:
    • He first snaps after Jotaro calling him ugly one too many times and Polnareff revealing that he always thought his hair is weird.
    • He snaps once more after reading the wall text left by Kenny G.
    [text on the wall]: When you see these scribbles, turn back and you are-
    Avdol: What the. When I turn back there's nothing...
    [text on the wall]: an idiot (lol).
    • Amusingly, Vanilla Ice had the same reaction a few chapters later after Kenny G appeared to escape.
    Vanilla Ice: How Annoying!
    • On a serious note, Polnareff almost reached his breaking point after J.Geil taunts him of not fighting honorably in their last fight.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Avdol is introduced in chapter 2, but Joseph forgot to introduce him so no one else knows his name.
  • Slept Through the Apocalypse: After saving Joseph's life, Caesar accidentally knocks Joseph out again, making him unconscious for the next 15 hours and missing out on the action.
  • Stealth Pun: In the luxury liner, the animals on the loose are: an orangutan, pig, elephant, snakes, and Hol Horse.
  • Straight Man: Among the main characters, Avdol, Kakyoin, and DIO tend to take up this role, with their deadpan and self-awareness contrasting with Joseph,Jotaro, and Jonathan respectively.
  • Suddenly Fluent in Gibberish: Jotaro can speak "Oceanese" note and can even communicate with the high priestess, who he tricks so she spits out their submarine ride.
  • Swapped Roles: Some interactions from characters are basically the same as the manga with the characters swapping roles:
    • In the earlier chapters Anne has saved Jotaro from a whirlpool and ZZ. She's also the one to kill Captain Tenille and Forever.
    • In chapter 30, Steely Dan turns himself into a human bridge while Jotaro is standing on top of him.
    • In chapter 49, N'Doul throws Iggy towards Jotaro.
    • Jotaro vs Dio: Jotaro and Dio reenacted their famous final fight, this time Jotaro takes canon!DIO's role like throwing knives at DIO and the road roller scene.
  • Talking Animal: We can hear Iggy and Pet Shop's thoughts when they communicate with each other. Humans cannot hear them, so Terence and Iggy have to use their stand's power to know what Pet Shop is trying to communicate.
  • Translation Convention: Averted, as it is pointed out that everyone is speaking English. The author had some fun with the "I can see your panties" translation here. Polnareff is shown not understanding Japanese and Joseph has little knowledge of the language.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: Polnareff does this for his introduction scene.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Jotaro and Kakyoin. Ever since meeting each other, they always spend their time with each other, albeit full of insults and whatnot. Kakyoin may get exasperated by Jotaro's antics but will defend his best friend from Straizo.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: Kakyoin drank too much coffee and we can only see him let it out from behind. Everyone chalks it up as him being afraid of DIO.
  • Webcomic Time: In-verse the characters remarked how everything happened within the span of 4 days. In real-time, the doujin took around 4 years to be completed.
  • Whole Episode Flashback:
    • Chapter 3-4 is Jotaro explaining his backstory with DIO and how his grudge against the man started.
    • Chapter 89 is dedicated to Kakyoin's backstory just before getting hit by Straizo's Space Ripple Stingy Eyes.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Kakyoin does a backbreakernote  to Jotaro.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: Looks like somenote  still get smashed with their canonical fates in the manga. Subverted that the latter three still lives at the end.
  • Yonkoma: The webcomic uses the 4-panel-per-page format, as opposed to Dio's Bizarre Adventure's standard comic format.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Straizo turned the Hamon warriors in Tibet into zombies to send Jonathan in a wild goose chase

    Gio Gio's Bizarre Treasure Hunt 
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: All of the members of Passione who were antagonistic in canon are significantly friendlier to Bruno's squad. Fights do still end up breaking out, particularly around the Hitman Team, but they're caused by over-zealousness and miscommunication rather than anyone actually desiring to kill the other. Cioccolata and Secco are the exception, being just as deranged as they were in the source material, albeit with their goofier aspects turned up.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Melone actually was one of the scientists who oversaw Giorno's creation rather than just another member of the Hitman Team.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Giorno is a downplayed example. He's about the same as his canon-self in the present, but as a child, he actually was working to become strong enough to wipe out mankind because of the pain he went through as a test subject. He only stopped after he realized he liked improving himself more than harming people.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Diavolo is not the intimidating, sociopathic mafia boss he is in the manga. He's timid and nervous, prone to lashing out with his Stand if startled or scared, and claims to have been appointed the leadership against his will. Much of his status comes from his legions of admirers (due to him having a very strange and seemingly supernatural origin) who donate enormous amounts of money to the Organization; the Capos are just fine letting him be boss as long as the money rolls in. Narancia thinks his late wife was the one keeping things together, and Diavolo has gotten even worse since her death. Doppio may actually be his more dominant personality.
  • Art Evolution: Fully inked, in comparison to the previous comics' graphite.
  • Artificial Human: It's revealed that Giorno in this continuity was actually made in a lab by combining Dio and Jonathan's genetics.
  • Badass Normal: Since Carne's stand won't activate until he dies, he protects the boss with his fists.
  • Cosmic Plaything: Mista's phobia of the number 4 really gets a workout due to the sheer number of important events that just happen to heavily involve the particular number.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Trish has her aims set on taking over the Organization. Since Diavolo doesn't appear to be grooming her for the job, she handles that on her own. The whole "treasure hunt" appears to be part of her plans.
  • Faking the Dead: Gelato and Sorbet were never killed for treason, they just made that up so they could elope together.
  • Guardian Entity: Doppio seems to be a straighter version of this compared to how Diavolo functioned in the main canon. At the very least, he presents himself to Diavolo as someone he can depend on to serve him. True to his word, he emerges for the first time when Diavolo's steering committee tries to coerce him into opening up the drug trade. He falls into Knight Templar territory when he decides the best course of action is to demolish Passione in its entirety.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Bruno still gets impaled and brought back partway by Giorno as a walking corpse. The difference is that, instead of King Crimson that punches him, it's Sticky Fingers.
  • Karma Houdini: Cioccolata and Secco are still serial killers in this continuity, but they manage to survive the events of the story no worse for wear and are last seen requesting to join Passione.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: Doppio acts like an age-inverted version of this to Diavolo. He is willing to kill anyone who causes Diavolo emotional distress.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: As expected from Utano, the various "enemy" Stand users aren't particularly hostile and are usually talked down by the heroes without any deaths. In addition, the Organization as a whole doesn't do too much crime, as they receive most of their money from Diavolo's admirers. Diavolo also explicitly forbids drug racketeering. The ban on drugs actually stems from a traumatizing incident in which he was stabbed by a junkie.
  • Running Gag:
    • Yes, Giorno has his version of the Joestar curse: Rail cars. Unlike the rest of his family, he's fully aware of it and tries to avoid rail cars as often as possible. Tries.
    • Giorno can't really control Gold Experience very well - any time he uses it, the results are comically oversized. People still think it's very impressive.
    • Mista coughs out blood whenever someone mentions an important upcoming event that includes the number four in any capacity. Unfortunately for him, the universe seems to be conspiring to have every important event feature the number.
  • Silence Is Golden: Giorno's meeting with Jotaro, Jonathan, and Dio at the end is portrayed without any dialogue or gags.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: While Sorbet and Gelato are still missing, the hidden message in their final note states that they're eloping instead of being tortured to death.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Downplayed with Doppio. He is genuinely looking out for Diavolo's well-being, but he is also incredibly ruthless and far more willing to kill than his older personality. He also doesn't seem all too bothered by the heroic Bruno walking into King Crimson Requiem's range even as he acknowledges his nobility.
  • Wham Shot: When Doppio manifests King Crimson completely for the first time, it emerges with a Stand Arrow grafted into its chest, indicating that Diavolo succeeded in unlocking King Crimson's Requiem form in this continuity.