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Jonathan Joestar. Nicknamed JoJo. Just a 12 year old boy minding his own business in 1880s Victorian England. One day, his father announces that Dio Brando is moving in with them, and Dio proceeds to push him out of his father's favor and ruin his life in every way possible. Jonathan, however, puts up with Dio, managing to get beyond it all and become an archaeologist. He researches a Mesoamerican stone mask that was in his father's collection, that, at first, appears to be a trap that kills the wearer. JoJo then finds out that Dio plans to kill his father and races to get an antidote from the evil Wangchan with his newfound friend Robert E. O. Speedwagon. After getting the cure, the two men save JoJo's father and fight Dio, who, during the fight, shows that he has used the mask on himself and not died but become a vampire, and burns down Jonathan's house and escapes. JoJo and Speedwagon meet the Italian William Antonio Zeppeli, who teaches JoJo the vampire-killing fighting style Hamon to beat Dio. JoJo, Speedwagon, and Zeppeli go to a European village and face off with Dio.
- Anyone Can Die: He dies after finally killing Dio.
- Butt Monkey: Dio turned his younger days in a living hell just because "he was in the way."
- Calling Your Attacks: He can pull some awesome deliveries of this trope.
YELLOW SUN, OVERDRIVE!
- Defeat Means Friendship: Speedwagon, his first enemy, becomes not only his loyal friend, but also his family's.
- Hell, his ability to hold his own against Vampire Dio gains Dio's respect, and his victory and courage earned Dio's outright adoration. Too bad that Dio's a Yandere.
- The Determinator: Zeppeli stated that one of the reasons he could master the Ripple in so little time was due this characteristic.
- Go Out with a Smile
- The Hero: His resolve to protect his family kicks off the whole story.
- Nice Guy
- Took a Level In Badass: After a brief Time Skip, post Dio's Kick the Dog, he grew into a Badass Bookworm of sorts...
- ...And then he took ANOTHER level during his training to master the Ripple.
- Trauma Conga Line: Dio puts him through the wringer, beating him at everything, stealing his girl's first kiss, burning his dog, and that's when he was twelve.
Joseph Joestar (Stand: Hermit Purple)
Grandson of the original JoJo. An unscrupulous fighter who uses any means necessary to defeat his opponent. During the course of Battle Tendency, he travels the world to keep the vicious Pillar Men from obtaining the Red Stone of Asia and attaining a level of immortality that would render them absolutely invincible.
Following that, he joined up with his grandson, Jotaro, in order to put a stop to the revived Dio Brando. His role during these events was more or less a supporting part, though he did get a few moments to himself.
His final appearance was during the events of Diamond is Unbreakable, where he met his biological son Josuke and adopted the child known as Achtung Baby (later christened Shizuka Joestar).
- Artificial Limbs: Stroheim's associates gave him a robotic hand to replace the one that he lost during his final fight against Kars.
- Back From the Dead: Dio completely drained him of his blood, leaving his body a decrepit husk for a short time before a transfusion revived him.
- Badass Grandpa: In Stardust Crusaders.
- Bare Your Midriff: In Battle Tendency.
- Batman Gambit: A master of this trope due to the same mind-reading abilities that produce his catchphrase.
- Catch Phrase:
- "Your next line will be X!" And it nearly always is.
- "What did you say? Depending on your answer, I may have to kick your ass!" Makes a great "reaction" image, too.
- The Combat Pragmatist: His willingness to do anything to win is legendary.
- Disney Death: In both Battle Tendency and Stardust Crusaders.
- Fighting Spirit: Hermit Purple, who can create images of faraway places when Joseph visualizes them.
- Gratuitous English: He has a tendency to do this:
- One of his most often used lines is "OH NOOOOOOO"
- He also says "OH MY GOOOD" to the point that it's practically another catchphrase for him.
- When spying on a bathing Lisa Lisa, his reaction is an English "Niice!"
- Hot-Blooded: One of the more emotional Joestars. Particularly in the fighting game.
- Know When to Fold Em: His last-resort, secret Joestar technique: running away. He pulls this on Straizo and Kars in Battle Tendency.
- Nice Hat: At one point, he wears three hats stacked on top of each other.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a green scarf in Battle Tendency.
- Stage Magician: He uses simple magic tricks to distract his opponents.
- Trickster Archetype
- Whip It Good: Hermit Purple's other ability. Got to put those vines to use, y'know?
Jotaro Kujo (Stand: Star Platinum/Star Platinum: The World)
Grandson of Joseph Joestar. A perpetually angry youth, Jotaro's first appearance has him sitting in a jail cell which he willingly put himself in to keep the people around him from getting hurt by his Stand, Star Platinum. Shortly afterward, he is recruited by his grandfather and Mohammed Abdul to search out and kill Dio Brando before the vampire takes over the world.
He next appeared in Diamond is Unbreakable, where he sought out his grandfather's son, Josuke. He made a few appearances after that, but was regulated to a supportive role for most of that adventure.
He sent Koichi Hirose to find Giorno Giovanna in Vento Aureo, but aside from that had nothing to do with the plot.
His final appearance was in Stone Ocean, wherein he spent most of the time in an almost vegetative state brought on by Enrico Pucci's Whitesnake Stand. At the end of that adventure, he recovered, but lost his life in the end. However, it's implied that Pucci's death before Made in Heaven could finish its work restored Jotaro in a slightly different form. That's how the rest of Emporio's slain comrades (expect F.F.) turned out, after all.
- Anyone Can Die
- Badass Longcoat
- But Not Too Foreign: One-fourth British and American from his mother, half Japanese from his father.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Jotaro is convinced that everyone can read his motives like a book, so he never bothers to display much emotion or explain himself. So no one has any idea what he's thinking.
- Catch Phrase: "Yare yare daze." Meaning either "Good grief" or "Gimme a break", depending on how you translate it.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Defeat Means Friendship: Noriaki Kakyoin. Justified in that he risked his life to remove the mind control bud from Kakyoin's brain after putting him down.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Despite being obnoxious and generally kind of a jerk, he's willing to go to the depths of Cairo to stop Dio from controlling his mom.
- Expy (If this image (and the following ones) of Jotaro without his cap on remind you of some Badass guy who makes people's heads explode using martial arts, then you are already dead. May be intentional or not, but if it's any help, Araki himself has stated in interviews that he's a North Star fan.
- Fighting Spirit: Star Platinum, who has super-strength, speed, and precision.
- Genius Bruiser: He eventually earns a PhD in marine biology but, even in his later years, is still capable of dishing out a beating.
- Half the Man He Used To Be: How he dies in Part VI.
- Hot Dad: In Part VI.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Kiai: "ORA ORA ORA ORA!"
- Nice Hat
- Nineties Anti-Hero
- Older and Wiser: When he returns on Diamond is Unbreakable, he's more level-headed and less explosive than during his younger days.
- Older Than They Look: He appears to get younger later in the series, in spite of having a teenage daughter.
- School Uniforms Are the New Black:
- Lampshaded when asked why he and Kakyoin are still wearing theirs on a road trip to Egypt: "We're students, so we should look like students."
- It comes up again shortly after the heroes defeat ZZ. Jotaro had sacrificed his jacket to make ZZ think an attack had succeeded. As they're headed through Pakistan, Polnareff expresses amazement that Jotaro was able to get a Japanese student jacket there.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Let's face it; the first JoJo people think about in this series is Jotaro.)
- The Stoic: Appears to be. According to his profile, however, he doesn't think showing emotions is necessary because he assumes people can tell what he feels by looking at him. Understandably, this causes misunderstandings with people, including with his own daughter who assumed he didn't care about her.
- Time Stands Still: Star Platinum is capable of stopping time.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Or so Holly would like to think. However, when Alessi de-aged him to about seven years old, Jotaro was still capable of seriously pounding him, and still had his not-accepting-any-nonsense mentality. Which, given the way Set works, he must have had when he was a little kid. It's possible that he was always a mix of sweet and uncompromising, and the "uncompromising" part just worked its way to prominence without Holly taking account of it. Either that or Holly is simply in denial.
- Younger Than They Look: Do you seriously think he looks 17 in Part III?
Josuke Higashikata (Stand: Crazy Diamond)
Son of Joseph Joestar (though Joseph didn't know of him), raised by his mother Tomoko and his grandfather in Japan. The highschool-aged Josuke is known for his unique hairstyle and fierce temper regarding said hair. His adventures started when Jotaro tracked him down and informed him that he was Joseph's son and warned him about the deadly Stand user Angelo, who killed his grandfather shortly after the start of the story. Following that, he was pulled into the search for the serial killer that threatened Morioh-cho.
Note that going with the Theme Naming of JoJo, the second kanji in his first name, can also be read as "jo," as well as that his proper name would be Josuke Joestar.
- Anime Hair: His epic pompadour.
- Berserk Button: Never make fun of his hair, unless you want your face to literally be rearranged.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He will not, under any circumstance, kill you... but he will hurt you a lot if you piss him off.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Not for him, but when he finally defeated Angelo, he used Crazy Diamond to fuse him with a rock, and then he slapped a sign on him that read: "Please leave your doggy's waste in front of the rock".
- Combat Medic: His Stand, Crazy Diamond, is almost on par with Jotaro's Star Platinum when it comes to melee combat; and it's also one of the rare instances where the healing power itself doubles as an offensive measure.
- Defeat Means Friendship: To a ridiculous extent. Almost everyone he faces ends up becoming his ally.
- Heroic Bastard: Joseph's illegitimate son. Joseph was sixty-five at the time, meaning Josuke is actually younger than his nephew, Jotaro. Even more, it looks like Joseph did NOT know of his existence until few before Diamond... began.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Crazy Diamond is capable of restoring almost anything, including living beings, to their original state. This eventually gets used for healing some seriously messy injuries. However, he cannot heal himself with this power.
- Green Lantern Ring: His ingenuity allows him to use his power to repair (and rearrange) things on a lot of creative manners.
- Honor Before Reason: Good heart be blamed, as he took this trait to absurd levels! And it backfired on him on a pair of occasions, but his good Laser-Guided Karma always triggered on those moments.
- Japanese Delinquents: A funny subversion: He looks like one thanks to his perpetual uniform and his characteristic pompadour, but personality-wise is almost the opposite, provided said pompadour is not even remotely insulted.
- Kiai: "DORARARARARARARA!!!"
- Personality Powers: As Jotaro discovered, the nature of Josuke's stand is a reflection of his good heart and desire to help those around him.
- Nice Guy: Probably the closest of the Jojos to this.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: Notable for being the only JoJo that doesn't kill a single person. He even went to great lengths to save the life of some of his foes.
- Why Did It Have To Be Turtles?: Averted. He is first seen confronting his fear by trying to touch a turtle; this is the only time he ever encounters one, it poses no obstacle to him whatsoever, and he even heals it after its shell gets shattered by some local thugs. Not that this stops him from getting spooked again by it shortly after.
- Informed Flaw: ...Good for him no villain tried to exploit this weak-point, despite the Enigma battle being a perfect opportunity to do so.
- You Killed My Grandfather: He eventually gets to punish Angelo for he did.
- Zany Scheme: He managed pull a couple of ingenious and successful money-making-ploys... but not without incidents.
Giorno Giovanna (Stand: Gold Experience/Gold Experience Requiem)
Voiced by: Romi Park (Part 5 video game)
Son of Dio Brando, who had obtained Jonathan Joestar's body, making him part of the Joestar bloodline. His goal was to join up with the mob and set things right from within. As soon as he joins, he gets roped into traveling with Stand users, protecting their boss' daughter. Unfortunately, the real reason for the boss wanting to meet his daughter was to kill her. They rescue her and make it their goal to kill the boss instead.
Note that for the Theme Naming of JoJo, his name is romanized as Joruno Jobana, though during Part 5 Araki would write it in English as GioGio. It's still pronounced the same.
- Anime Hair: He has what can only be described as hair tubes or cornets)
- The Beast Master: He can turn inanimate objects into animals and can then exercise control over them.
- But Not Too Foreign: Like Jotaro, he's part British-American and part Japanese. He grew up in Italy with his Japanese mother and Italian step-father, changing his name from Haruno Shiobana to Giorno Giovanna.
- Chick Magnet: Early on in Vento Aureo, he's shown in a café with a bunch of girls positively swarming over him.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: In the video game adaptation.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: When he got his Stand, his hair turned from black to blonde, and he switched from a generic boyish haircut to his current Anime Hair.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Like Josuke, his Stand can be used to heal injuries. Unfortunately, since that's not what it was made for, the process hurts like hell, leading to an...interesting moment between himself and Mista later on in the series.
- Green Thumb: Can turn inanimate objects into plants.
- Impossibly Cool Clothes: Giorno is the gold (*snicker*) standard which all other JoJo's aspire to.
- In the Blood:
- Being the son of their Arch Enemy but carrying the DNA of the Joestar bloodline, Joseph and Jotaro send Koichi to find out which side of his lineage he takes after. Fortunately for everyone involved, Giorno is a Noble Demon on his worst day.
- The "MUDAMUDAMUDA WRRRRRRYYYYYYYY!" is sure not from the Joestar lineage, though. Apparently the famous WRRRRRRRRYYY isn't just limited to vampires.
- MacGyvering: Giorno's Stand, despite seeming to only having the ability to only create life and organic matter, is potentially flexible to all extents, from using it to age things to its death, to using it to accelerate your mind to the point that it cannot catch up with your own body which also amplifies your senses, I hope that you're not the enemy, and in one case, MORPHED AN INANIMATE OBJECT THAT WAS SLAKED WITH A FLESH EATING VIRUS INTO A SNAKE THAT WAS IMMUNE TO SAID VIRUS AND HAD IT INJECT ITS OWN BLOOD INTO HIM TO BE USED AS A VACCINE. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE HAVE FOUND A CURE FOR AIDS.
- Neighbourhood Friendly Gangsters: After saving the life of one of these when he was younger, it became his life's mission to become one himself.
- Put on a Bus: After Part 5, he doesn't show up again, despite other JoJos typically appearing again after their own parts. Additionally Gold Experience Requiem would've been pretty damn useful against Enrico Pucci's Made In Heaven, eh?
- Real Men Wear Pink: He machine-gun punches villains to death, is the son of the ultimate villain of the entire series, is a member of the mafia who killed two other members of the mafia to get his spot (they had it coming, though), becomes the head of said mafia through punching the right people enough times, doesn't flinch when shoving his eye back into his skull... and he looks absolutely fabulous while doing it.
- Reset Button: Gold Experience Requiem is a version of this, rendering any action taken by anyone null and void.
- Tranquil Fury: He never gets consumed by anger, but he will not forgive cruelty, whether monstrous or indifferent. For the former, see his determination to put a stop to Diavolo's crimes. For the latter, see his determination to avenge the innocent janitor killed by Black Sabbath's "test."
Jolyne Kujo (Stand: Stone Free)
Daughter of Jotaro Kujo. After being arrested for a crime she didn't commit, Jolyne was incarcerated in Green Dolphin State Penitentiary. Her father, realizing that something was amiss, sent her a package containing the tip of one of the Stand Arrows, activating her latent abilities in the form of Stone Free. After her father was attacked by White Snake, she set out to stop the priest Enrico Pucci and get Jotaro back to normal.
- Anime Hair: It's multicolored.
- Anyone Can Die
- Cruel and Unusual Death Pucci kills her by literally ripping her to shreds.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Although her main ability is to unravel her body into a string-like substance, she finds an incredibly diverse amount of ways to use this to her advantage.
Gyro Zeppeli (Stand: Scan/Ball Breaker)
A mysterious racer who suddenly shows up in the U.S. for the Steel Ball Run. He ends up catching the eye of many people, good and bad, due to his unique ability to manipulate steel balls. He eventually acts as a sort of partner and mentor to Johnny after the race begins.
Gyro hails from Italy and comes from a family line of executioners. After questioning the morality of the job when an innocent boy, Marco, is involved, he sets out to enter the Steel Ball Run and land first place so he can use the prize money as amnesty for Marco, who is awaiting execution.
- Anyone Can Die
- Badass Normal: Before he gained "Scan."
- Deuteragonist: He shares an equal amount of page-time with Johnny in the first 21 volumes, but following his defeat and subsequent death at Valentine's hands, he loses The Protagonist role to Johnny, who is left to defeat the villain by himself.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: He has balls of steel.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: The basis for the steel balls power is their rotation. Based on the Golden Ratio, no less.
- Generation Xerox: Like the other Zeppeli who have appeared in the series, he doesn't survive.
- Killed Off for Real Sadly, unlike Jotaro and Jolyne, Gyro isn't given a second chance via universal reset, meaning that he stays dead.
- The Last Dance
- Nice Hat
- Real Men Love Teddy Bears
Johnny Joestar (Stand: Tusk)
A young horse racing prodigy, Johnny's heyday as a horse jockey came to an abrupt end when a public incident left him paraplegic. He meets Gyro before the Steel Ball Run begins and finds himself captivated by his steel ball ability. After fighting for Gyro's attention, the two team up for the race.
- Break the Haughty: How he wound up paralyzed.
- Everything's Better with Spinning: Once he figures out the Golden Ratio, his nail bullets become incredibly powerful weapons which create movable rifts that seek out the targets vitals and destroy them.
- Green Lantern Ring: The Golden Ratio also allowed him to use the rifts created by his nails to transport parts or all of him to other places.
- Improbable Weapon User: He shoots his fingernails like bullets. Even for JoJo that's pretty over the top.
- Nice Hat
- Parental Neglect: His father focused most, if not all, of his attention on Johnny's brother, Nicholas, who was even more skilled in horse racing.
- Pet the Dog: When his father finally apologizes to him for all those years of neglect.
- Took a Level In Badass: His stand, Tusk, keeps evolving as he learns to use the Golden Ratio in battle.
"Josuke Higashikata" (Stand: Soft & Wet)
- Adorkable: The guy is so goofy that it's cute. For instance, the way he eats buns.
- Amnesiac Hero: "Who the hell am I?"
- Easy Amnesia/Trauma-Induced Amnesia: At this stage, we really don't know what it is, but "Jo2uke" claims he has no recollection of even his name.
- Liquid Assets: Soft & Wet can form soap bubbles that when popped, can plunder anything from whatever they were on. So far he was able to steal water from a woman's body, causing her to become thirsty, to stealing the sound in a room, making it soundproof.
- Serial Escalation/Bigger Is Better in Bed: He has four testicles.
Supporting characters (Part 1, Phantom Blood)
George Joestar I
- Badass Mustache
- Bonnie Scotland: He's a quintessential English lord, but the Joestar line seems to have Scottish roots. As shown here, he visits Scotland yard wearing a pretty glorious highland dress.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- The Pollyanna: Quite possibly the most kind-hearted and generous character in the series. So naturally, he ends up biting the dust.
Robert E. O. Speedwagon
- Improbable Weapon User: Much like Goldfinger's Oddjob, he uses a hat with a blade hidden within it.
- Nice Hat: Aside from his razor blade bowler, he inherits Zeppeli's hat when Zeppeli dies.
- Shout-Out/Steven Ulysses Perhero/Punny Name: REO Speedwagon
Will A. Zeppeli
- Badass Mustache
- Cultured Badass
- Disease Bleach: His hair turns white when he dies.
- Improbable Weapon User: Wine. He kills zombies with wine.
- Killed Off for Real
- Nice Hat
- Older Than They Look: During his last moments, the effects of his Hamon training wear off, revealing his true age.
- Lethal Joke Character: His ripple ability seems to be an extremely slow kick, but it actually turns out to be an effective trap if an enemy takes the bait and gets too close.
- Let's You and Him Fight: How he meets the heroes.
- Literally Shattered Lives: How he dies.
- The Worf Effect: Despite being competent enough to match Jonathan (if briefly), he is easily defeated and killed by Dio. Bad luck for him that Dio's Freezing Touch was the perfect counter to his Cross Thunder Technique,
- Face Heel Turn: He turns into a vampire during Part 2.
- Pulling Himself Together: After Joseph blows him up.
Supporting characters (Part 2, Battle Tendency)
Rudol von Stroheim
- Anime Hair: Notable case in that Stroheim was the inspiration for Guile's hairstyle.
- Enemy Mine: With Joseph. Remember, it's okay to team up with Nazis, but only if your mutual enemies are a race of super-powerful vampire-eating vampires.
- German Cyborg
- Large Ham: NAZI SCIEEEEEENCE! MY BODY...HAS BEEN FULLY REPAAAAAAAIRED!
- Those Wacky Nazis
Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli
- Action Girl
- Chekhov's Gunman: Does anyone remember the baby girl from Part 1? The girl whose mother died protecting her, and that Jonathan asked Erina to take care of before escaping the sinking ship? Yup. That little girl grew up into Lisa Lisa.
- Hot Mom: She is actually Joseph Joestar's mother. She looks so young because of her Ripple mastery, which slows her aging.
- Repetitive Name: Not her actual one, though. Whiuch is Elizabeth Straizo.
- Samus Is a Girl: When Joseph meets her, she is initially fully dressed and her face is concealed, and he thinks she must be a man... until she reveals her face.
- Scarf of Asskicking
- Sexy Mentor
- Sink or Swim Mentor: She even provides the page picture.
Supporting characters (Part 3, Stardust Crusaders)
Mohammed Abdul (Stand: Magician's Red)
- Black Dude Dies First: Twice!
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Yeah, he was Saved by the Fans, but eventually he got killed so fast, he barely had time to react and save Polnareff.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He could have theoretically saved himself but decided to save Polnareff instead, at the cost of his own life.
- Playing with Fire: Magician's Red's power is fire based.
- Token Minority: Is the only black member of the Stardust Crusaders.
Noriaki Kakyoin (Stand: Hierophant Green)
- Bishonen: "He's the only reason women watch this show!"
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Via DIO's flesh bud.
- Cool Shades: Gets a pair after he gets scars across his eyes from N'Doul.
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Fighting Spirit: Hierophant Green, a humanoid Stand with the same coloration as a watermelon. Capable of crawling inside people and controlling them. For a more direct approach, blasts opponents with Chunks of Glowing Crystals Forged from Pure Will. Call it a Beam Spam variant.
- Heel Face Turn
- Killed Off for Real: Dies after DIO punches a hole through his stomach.
Jean Pierre Polnareff (Stand: Silver Chariot /Silver Chariot Requiem, also just known as "Requiem")
- Butt Monkey If any member of the team ends up in a horrible situation, it's usually Polnareff.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Polnareff isn't exactly the brightest member of Team Joestar, but whenever danger is present, he can be quite a formidable fighter.
- Dead Little Sister: His younger sister Cherie was raped and killed by J. Geil. This made him kind of a sucker for DIO's promises to help him. Did we mention that J. Geil's mother was the one who awakened DIO's Stand in the first place?
- Defeat Means Friendship: In the OVA, he wasn't even possessed by one of DIO's buds.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: ...Almost. He is quickly and rather anticlimactically killed by Diavolo, but due to Silver Chariot Requiem, his soul winds up in Coco Jumbo. A turtle.
- Eldritch Abomination: What starts coming out of people when they are under Silver Chariot Requiem's effects for too long. It's supposed to be because Requiem is quickening evolution to breakneck speed.
- Fragile Speedster: Silver Chariot is fast, but has almost no physical strength when it comes do doing anything aside from stabbing the hell out of a target.
- Freaky Friday Flip: This is what Silver Chariot Requiem does upon awakening to the entire population of Rome.
- Handicapped Badass: Courtesy of Diavolo.
- Reality Warper: Silver Chariot Requiem.
- Worthy Opponent: He is willing to explain his abilities to Abdul during their fight, and while he is burning alive, he honors Abdul's skill, leading to him being spared and befriended.
- The Load: Except while the heroes are in Singapore, she always gets attacked, and the situation with ZZ makes it abundantly clear that she's only hampering Jotaro's quest. In fact, they knew this back in Singapore, and thought they could safely leave her there without her following. Nope. However, after defeating ZZ, they get her on a plane back to Hong Kong, so she definitely can't chase them.
- No Name Given
Iggy (Stand: The Fool)
- Dishing Out Dirt: Of the Sand-Manipulating variety.
- The Drag Along: He couldn't care less about the Joestars' mission nor Dio's business. The only reason he ended up with the team was because they lured him with his...
- Gasshole: He likes farting while clinging on the face of people.
- Heroic Neutral: All he wants is to live a peaceful life, and to get a cute doggy girlfriend.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Dies after exhausting the last of his strength to save Polnareff from Vanilla Ice.
- Intellectual Animal: A recurring trait of the animals with Stand powers. Demonstrated by the intricate sand constructions he was capable of creating, including an almost perfect Dio's duplicate.
- Ironic Nickname: His Stand's name is The Fool, but going by the meaning of that card in the Tarot deck, it represents unpredictability, among other things. Polnareff, being...Polnareff thought someone with the Fool for a Stand must be a "similar" dunce.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He was particularly mean and anti-social for a dog, but he would never abandon a friend nor anyone kind to dogs.
- Life or Limb Decision: Forced to bite his own forefoot off in the fight with Pet Shop.
- Lighter and Softer: Gets "cuter" for the Pet Shop sequence. Perhaps it was so Araki would have an easier time conveying what Iggy was feeling during that battle.
- Mister Muffykins: He's a Boston Terrier, after all.
- Team Pet & Sixth Ranger: A particularly jerkish version of both archetypes.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Coffee-flavored bubble gum.
Supporting characters (Part 4, Diamond is Unbreakable)
Koichi Hirose (Stand: Echoes/Echoes Act 1/Echoes Act 2/Echoes Act 3)
- How Do I Shot Web?
- Older Than They Look: His height's probably to blame.
- Took a Level In Badass: Several times, actually. The first time he did, his Stand was created, the other times his Stand leveled up with him. Ends with his Crowning Moment of Awesome: "Your stupidity has exposed you! I will wait for you in the other world!"
- Unsound Effect: Echoes' first ability.
Okuyasu Nijimura (Stand: The Hand)
- Back From the Dead: ...And just in time to save Josuke from one of Kira's air bombs.
- The Big Guy: The Hand is pure strength in Stand form, basically.
- Butt Monkey: Like Polneraff and Narancia, he is usually the first person to get subjected to the enemy's Stand.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Expect to see this a lot where Josuke is concerned.
Antonio "Tonio" Trussardi (Stand: Pearl Jam)
- Berserk Button: Kitchen hygiene is something that Antonio takes very, very seriously. He does not take ignorance of said hygiene well, as Josuke found out.
- He Knows Too Much: Subverted. It looks like he's flying into a rage when Josuke and Okuyasu see his Kick the Dog moment. Turns out he was just pissed that they didn't come in with the proper hygiene.
- Kick the Dog: Shockingly subverted, considering this series's track record for the trope. Josuke and Okuyasu witness Antonio feeding some of his food to a sickly dog, and witness said dog puke up his intestines. Turns out, though (As Okuyasu finds out the hard way), that it's just Pearl Jam's way of curing people, as they need to expel the damaged body parts. The dog turns out to be perfectly fine and better than before.
- Mundane Utility: Pearl Jam was awakened by his resolve to perfect his culinary arts, and its ability reflects that--it quickens the body's digestion and utilization of food to repair any diseases the eater is suffering from.
- Supreme Chef: His food not only is sort-of healing thanks to Pear Jam, but it's really damn tasty.
Shizuka Joestar (Stand: Achtung Baby)
Rohan Kishibe (Stand: Heaven's Door)
- Author Avatar: Although certainly not completely. For one thing, although Araki likes Josuke, Rohan can't stand him.
- Defeat Means Friendship: Only partially, though. Rohan gets along very well with Hazamada and Koichi, but not Josuke. He was defeated by the latter, mind you.
- It's Personal - I Owe You My Life: He's even more motivated to bring down Kira when he learns that Kira's first victim, Reimi, once baby-sat him at her home on the night Kira chose her as his newest "girlfriend" donor. She neglected her own safety so she could ensure that Rohan would not be killed as well. Suffice to say that Rohan becomes determined to repay her sacrifice.
- Mad Artist: Oh yeah.
- Trauma-Induced Amnesia: He couldn't remember the incident with Kira and Reimi for years, but once he did...
- Big Good :Arguably, the one of the whole Diamond... arc
- Cool Big Sis: She was to this towards her neighbor's child, Rohan. So much that she died to save him.
- Cute Ghost Girl: A lovely-looking young lady whose soul guides the heroes so they can stop the man who killed her.
- Our Ghosts Are Different
- Posthumous Character: She died several years ago, but her influence drives the whole arc.
Shigekiyo "Fatty" Yanguu (Stand: Harvest)
Aya Tsuji (Stand: Cinderella)
- Dropped a Bridge On Her: She gets blown to pieces by Kira so she can't reveal how she altered his features, and so they won't revert. Notice that detonation occurs very shortly after the heroes find her after Kira's escape from her shop.)
- Mundane Utility: When Cinderella alters a woman's features, it also amplifies her luck while the features are in effect. This includes gaining Mr. Right.
Mikitaka (Stand: Earth, Wind, and Fire)
- Cloudcuckoolander: Even if he really is an alien.
- Badass Normal: No stand power. In Elementary. Catches onto the villain first, escapes his elaborate trap, and throws himself in harm's way in a determined attempt to make sure Kira gets what he deserves. He more than qualifies.
- Parents in Distress: Despite being just a child, he's willing to die, and kill, to protect his mother Shinobu from Kira, who killed his father Kousaku and then impersonated him.
Yuya Fungami (Stand: Highway Star)
- Heel Face Turn: Although he was actually compelled to help by Josuke in order to deal with Enigma.
Yukako Yamagishi (Stand: Love Deluxe)
- Extraordinarily Empowered Girl
- Prehensile Hair: Her Stand gives her this power.
- Sailor Fuku: Her school uniform
- Strange Girl: Oh, yeah.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: This beautiful young lady certainly has the looks, the domestic skills and the devotion to her beloved. But all of them are covered with a thick coat of Love Makes You Crazy.
- Yandere: For Kouichi. She's speculated to be among the Trope Codifiers, considering how the manga chapter she first appeared in was released in 1992...
Supporting characters (Part 5, Golden Whirlwind/Vento Aureo)
Bruno Buccellati (Stand: Sticky Fingers)
- Appendage Assimilation: Sort of — Buccellati can use his zippers to attach other people's body parts to himself. This aspect can also be used for healing purposes by reattaching a severed limb, as in the case of Abbacchio's hand.
- Dead All Along: He really is dead after his first confrontation with King Crimson. It's only Gold Experience and his own resolve that keep him going up to the end.
- Detachment Combat: Another zipper-related ability.
- The Determinator: How determined? At one point he sectioned his heart apart into several pieces to avoid detection, almost dying in the process. Later on? He died but through sheer willpower alone, after Gold Experience healed his body, his spirit reanimated his dead body.
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: His Stand's power is creating zippers. In classic Araki fashion, however, the uses he finds for this power can tend to make you forget Giorno's supposed to be The Hero.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He turns out to be a lot nicer than his first impression suggests.
- Kiai: "AriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAriAri! Arrivederci!"
- Our Zombies Are Different: Revenant type.
- Spell My Name with an "S"?: Is it Buccellati or Bucciarati? Probably the former, since it's also the name of an Italian pastry.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: A lot of Vento Aureo focuses around him rather than Giorno. He gets the most fights, was the person who took Trish to meet the boss, first encountered his Stand, has the most prevalent character arc, and the entire epilogue is centred around him.
- Zipperiffic: His outfit matches his power.
Leone Abbacchio (Stand: Moody Blues)
- Anime Hair: He has long hair that sticks up in the back in a gravity-defying manner.
- Anyone Can Die: The first to die in Vento Aureo.
- Blood From the Mouth
- Face Heel Turn: Before joining the mafia, he used to be a police officer.
- He Knows Too Much: The very reason Diavolo kills him.
- Punny Name: "Leone" means "lion" and "abbacchio" is a type of lamb.
- Time Master: Moody Blues allows him to rewind and re-view events, but he can't interact with them. It's basically a universal security camera.
- White-Haired Pretty Boy
Guido Mista (Stand: Sex Pistols)
- Abnormal Ammo: His Stand consists of six little imps who get fired out of his gun along with the regular bullets and help direct the bullets to their targets. They also like to eat pepperoni.
- Bang Bang BANG: Discussed — at one point, Mista lampshades that his gun isn't as loud as "those you hear in movies."
- Bare Your Midriff
- Butt Monkey: Number 5 of Sex Pistols is always getting beaten up by the other Numbers.
- Four Is Death: A childhood incident involving some cats resulted in Mista associating the number 4 with general misfortune. This is why the numbering for Sex Pistols skips from 3 to 5.
- The Gunslinger
- Made of Iron: Takes some truly brutal injuries during Part 5, even compared to the rest of the cast.
- Man, I Feel Like a Woman: While under the effects of Silver Chariot Requiem.
- Rape as Drama: Before he joined Passione, he ran into a street gang trying to rape a woman. His determination to stop them awakened Sex Pistols. Suffice to say the rape did not succeed.
- Revolvers Are Just Better
- Unorthodox Reload: He reloads with bullets dropped from his hat sometimes, but reloads normally just as often.
Narancia Ghirga (Stand: Aerosmith)
- Book Dumb: 16 x 55 = 28!
- Bratty Half-Pint: Somewhat.
- Butt Monkey: Seems to have a bad problem with being the first person subjected to the newest enemy's stand, especially if it's a potentially humiliating one like shrinking, rapid aging, or being unable to say what you mean.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Diavolo kills him without any real warning. The group figured it was so his stand's CO2 radar wouldn't notice someone else chasing after Silver Chariot Requiem. Later, we find out he sent into Mista's body along with Trish, and Narancia wouldn't have found him out any earlier than the others.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Despite wearing an outfit that looks incredibly feminine, he's actually male.
- I'll Kill You!: Ends up saying this a lot, due to his cranky personality and status as Butt Monkey.
- Kiai: "Vola Vola Vola Vola Vola Vola Volare Via!"
- Older Than They Look: As pointed out in their first meeting, Narancia is two years older than Giornio. However, due to childhood malnutrition and a lack of education, he looks and acts like the youngest member of the group.
- Stuff Blowing Up: His stand Aerosmith has plenty of firepower, but poor aim. As a result, any fights against faster, more evasive enemies tends to cause some collateral damage.
- ...Some?! The street where he fought Formaggio looked like a war zone afterwards!
- Super Senses: His CO2 scope.
Pannacotta Fugo (Stand: Purple Haze)
A member of Buccellati's gang and one of the most mature and smart people in the group. Leaves Buccellati and the rest after he learns the Boss's plan and is the only one who decides not to stay with the rest.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He comes off as one of the more mature and polite members of the gang, but he has a short fuse and a very dangerous Stand.
- Neat Freak: Purple Haze has this personality.
- Poisonous Person
- Put on a Bus: The mangaka took him out of the group because his Stand's ability was so cheap that he had difficulty designing battles with him around. Given what Purple Haze's virus does, this is arguably a good thing.
- The Smart Guy: He tested high in school but failed to excel due his short temper.
- Story-Breaker Power: His stand Purple Haze has three globes on his knuckles of each hand that contain a deadly virus that eat up all organic matter in the area where a globe is broken, until they get hit by sunlight.
Trish Una (Stand: Spice Girl)
- Bare Your Midriff: She wears a brassiere instead of a shirt, letting her midriff exposed.
- Distressed Damsel: Almost all the times. Inverted during the Notorious B.I.G. arc where she has to do help Giorno in regaining his capacity to heal otherwise him, Narancia and Mista will be left crippled and unable to help the group in their objective at all.
- Ms. Fanservice: Her usual outfit it's a brassiere that shows her breasts and midriff and a split skirt who exposes her legs.
- One-Scene Wonder: After the fight with Notorious B.I.G., Spice Girl is never used again, except for a brief section of the final battle.
- Rose-Haired Girl: It's a family trait, inherited from Diavolo.
- Samus Is a Girl: Buccellati's gang first meet Trish when she's in disguise as a janitor. When she reveals herself, the boys are quite surprised to see she's a girl, especially since she'd just beaten up Narancia.
- She Knows Too Much: The reason why Diavolo wants to kill her. Despite the fact that Trish knows nothing about who he really is. Diavolo is just that paranoid.
- The President's Daughter: Her role in the story.
Coco Jumbo (Stand: Mr. President)
Supporting characters (Part 6, Stone Ocean)
Hermes Costello (Stand: Kiss)
- Anyone Can Die
- Bare Your Midriff: When not wearing her vest.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Yes, you got your revenge. Unfortunately, killing him had the not-so-minor side effect of putting his Stand into overdrive...
- You Killed My Sister: Sports Max killed her elder sister because she witnessed him performing a mob hit. Hermes got herself imprisoned at Green Dolphin on purpose, just to have a shot at killing him while he was serving time for racketeering.
Emporio Alnino (Stand: Burning Down The House/Weather Report)
- Bigger on the Inside: Burning Down the House is pretty similar to the last part's Mr. President, being an extradimensional space that emulates Green Dolphin's music room as it was before fire destroyed it.
- Break the Cutie: His mom was a prisoner and he's been hiding in a prison his whole life, so he's pretty broken by the time the series starts.
- Creepy Child: Thanks to his stand ability to live in the "memories" of places, can appear in random corners of Stone Ocean.
- Final Boy: Emporio is the only character to survive Pucci's plot. Granted that destroying Made in Heaven restores the slain heroes in slightly altered form, but...
- Took a Level In Badass: He gains Weather Report as a stand, and is basically the one to kill Enrico Pucci
F.F. (Stand: Foo Fighters)
- Good Thing You Can Heal: Due to her nature, Foo Fighters can recover from pretty much any injury as long as a piece of her is able to get to a water source. Also, like Gio Gio's ability, she can use some of her plankton to patch up the others when they get hurt, but the process is very uncomfortable.
- Killed Off for Real: Sadly, she's the only heroic character who's not brought back by the universal reset.
- Puppeteer Parasite / The Worm That Walks: Of a sort: Foo Fighters is an independently intelligent Stand created by a colony of plankton, animating the body of a dead woman.
- Serial Escalation: Once could probably accept hawks and dogs and even tortoises getting stand powers. But plankton?!
- Weaksauce Weakness: Because she's a corpse filled with plankton, Foo Fighters has to be constantly hydrated.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Heavily averted after F.F. is defeated and joins Jolyne's side.
Weather Report/Wes Bluemarine (Stand: Weather Report)
- Brother-Sister Incest: An unwitting variety, what with the whole Switched At Birth problem. Enrico's reaction to this sets in motion the events that will lead to him being fully under Dio's influence...
- Death Seeker: Although he becomes just as omnivengeful after regaining his memory as before losing it, Weather quickly decides it's better for the world if he and his Stand are dead. He just needs to make sure it's meaningful by taking Enrico with him. Doesn't quite work...
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Courtesy of Enrico using Whitesnake to extract his memory-disc, Weather has absolutely no recollection of his time before he appeared in the Green Dolphin Prison. Considering what happens after he gets his memory back, that's a good thing.
- Nice Hat
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When the goons Pucci hired went farther than planned (he didn't know they were KKK) and raped and drove to suicide his sister, Weather came to desire revenge against the entire world, in the process awakening his Stand. In Heavy Weather mode. When Donatello restores Weather's memory, we're back to Heavy Weather.
- Super-Powered Evil Side
- Switched At Birth: A mother whose own child was stillborn stole him, and made him think she was his biological mother--in the process leaving his fraternal twin Enrico Pucci without his brother. And, more importantly, left their younger sister without the knowledge that she had more than one brother...
Narciso Anasui (Stand: Diver Down)
- Ax Crazy: His obsession with "taking things apart" doesn't stop at inanimate objects...
- Creepy Crossdresser: Skirts pretty close to it.
- Heroic Sociopath
- Jerkass: To everyone except Jolyne and Jotaro.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- New Powers as the Plot Demands: More that Araki had difficulty remembering the exact nature of Diver Down's powers.
- Retcon: His gender, mentioned below.
- Stalker with a Crush: His ideas for courting Jolyne leave something to be desired. Trying to get F.F. to push Jolyne down a flight of stairs, just so he can catch her, and trigger her love for her savior? Um...
- Token Evil Teammate
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Originally, this character was going to be a woman simply named Anasui or Anna Sui, but Araki decided that he needed another male ally for Jolyne in addition to Emporio and Weather. After the original female template had been drawn while inside Burning Down the House. Hermes is actually pretty surprised to find that Anasui's actually male.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
- Yandere: He ended up in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend for cheating on him. He's also quite violent towards anyone who he perceives as getting in the way between him and Jolyne.
Supporting Characters (Part 7, Steel Ball Run)
- Lolicon: How his marriage to Lucy makes him look.
- Intergenerational Friendship: The true nature of their relationship, and it's stronger than many actual romantic marriages.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife
- Determinator: No matter how hard the circumnstances, she never thinks of giving it up.
- Deus Ex Machina: She's the one that kills Alternate Universe Diego Brando.
- Guile Hero: She is just a weak teenager that doesn't even develop a proper Stand, but makes it up with brains.
- The Heart: Johnny and Gyro may have their moral flaws but their will to keep Lucy safe keeps them firmly on the side of good.
- The Messiah: (Or at least, Valentine makes her play host to the Messiah...)
- Ms. Fanservice: She is very well-shaped and we get a lots of good looks at her body.
- Selective Gravity: Subconsciously, during the second stage of being the host of the Holy Corpse.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: With Stephen Steel, though they marriage is completely platonic.
Pocoloco (Stand: Buckethead)
- Born Lucky: The effect of his Stand.
Mountain Tim (Stand: Oh! Lonesome Me)
- Back for the Dead
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: (Towards Lucy Steel.)
- Made of Plasticine: His Stand allows him to break his body up into pieces without harm as long as they stay connected to his rope.
Hot Pants (Stand: Cream Starter)
Sugar Mountain (Stand: Unknown Name)
Supporting Characters (Part 8, Jojolion)
- Hair Decorations
- The Ingenue: Every time Josuke tells her to look away, she does, which Josuke uses as an opportunity to beat Oujirou.
- The Nicknamer: She nicknamed our unnamed hero Josuke, because he reminded her of her dog.
- Rose-Haired Girl
Daiya Higashitaka (Stand: California King Bed)
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Looking at her Traits, along with the other members of her family, she seems to resemble Buccarati or Narancia, given her hairstyle and the way she acts. Adding to this, most of her family has someone that resembles someone from Giorno's Gang for that matter....
Dio Brando (Stand: The World)
- Ax Crazy: Presented as a subtle example at first, then it gets THROWN out the window once Dio becomes an vampire. Quite possibly the biggest example in the series, as the combined insanity of his minions doesn't come CLOSE (Yes, even Gein) to his level of insanity.
- Big Bad: Arguably this in the franchise, most specifically Parts I and III.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Card-Carrying Villain
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: And well-beloved by the fandom for it.
- Dark Messiah: A few of the part 3 hirelings, such as Enya and N'Doul, see him as at least akin to this. As N'Doul put it, "even the bad guys...need a savior."
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: His only soft spot, which was killed before the story even began, thereby letting his personality run loose.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Dear lord do they ever.
- Evil Brit: Even if only in the literal sense, since the entirety of Phantom Blood takes place in Britain.
- The Fighting Narcissist
- Flechette Storm: One each on Joseph and Jotaro.
- Freudian Excuse: Invoked and immediately defied. Dio tries to blame his villainy on his upbringing, but Speedwagon says he can smell that Dio's been evil since birth.
- Grand Theft Me: He hijacked Jonathan's body, without the head, after they sank to the floor of the Atlantic. It's been surmised by many fans that he took Jonathan's Stand in the process. In other words, The World was originally Jonathan's Stand. One could argue that the Stand of the homonculus of Dio in Stone Ocean was his "real" Stand.
- An alternate theory is that The World is in fact Dio's stand, and that the bramble-looking stand, similar to the stands of Joseph and Holly Joestar (it even has the same function of Joseph's Hermit), is Jonathan's. It's seen shortly after Dio's resurrection, but after that we only see The World (suggesting that Jonathan's body might have been rejecting Dio's presence early on).
- Still another theory is that The World, be it Jonathan's or Dio's, simply has all the powers of every living Joestar's Stand. In other words, stopping time was Jojo's power to begin with, but only Dio had discovered it.
- Genius Bruiser: He has a passion of reading and drops steamrollers on people.
- Gratuitous English: ZA WARUDO!!
- An Ice Person: In Part 1, at least. He's capable of freezing anyone he comes in contact with by vaporizing the water and removing the heat from their body.)
- Kiai: "WRRRYYYYYYYYY!!!"
- Kick the Dog: Just for starters, he arranged for Jonathan's dog Danny to be stuck in the estate's incinerator.
- Killed Off for Real: Jotaro finally does him in at the end of Part III.
- Knife Nut
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Psychotic Smirk
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- Self-Made Orphan
- Time Stands Still: The effect of The World.
- Vampire Bites Suck: Rather than biting, he uses his fingers to suck blood. Don't ask how that works.
- And I Must Scream (Even though he attained immortality he sought, he was launched into outer space and rendered unable to return to earth, eventually going insane and never thinking again.)
- A God Am I
- Self-Made Orphan: Although it was in self-defense.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Just like the other Pillar Men.
Yoshikage Kira (Stand: Killer Queen)
- A Love to Dismember: Erotic fascination with women's hands, absolutely no use for the rest of the woman's body. Take it from there...
- Fate Worse Than Death: Very heavily implied when he's grabbed by hellish-looking hands in the border to the afterlife, though a spin-off shows him being given the chance to redeem himself.
- Groundhog Day Loop: When his father's Arrow cuts him, he gains the ability "Bite the Dust" which allows him to create brief versions of this. He can even control whether or not they elapse...and even if they DON'T repeat, whomever he killed to start one will die anyway. - as long as he doesn't retract his Stand beforehand...
- Having a Blast
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Keep in mind that his definition of "normal" is "live without anything obstructing his rituals". He wants his life to be predictable...by him and Yoshihiro, at least.
- Meaningful Name: He's a serial killer named "Kira," predating Death Note. Maybe this is part of why Light was unimpressed with his fans' nickname for him.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of David Bowie.
- Serial Killer
- Shout-Out: In Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey, there's an attack called Bites the Dust that gives characters the Bomb status, which instantly KO's them if hit by a second physical attack.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Killer Queen has the ability to imbue things with explosive energy. Whenever someone touches the imbued thing...BOOM. Not the object, by the way, but the person.
Diavolo (Stand: King Crimson)
- Cloudcuckoolander: As Doppio.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Cioccolata's past crimes actually unnerve Diavolo himself. They're the only things that are known to do this to him, though.
- Fate Worse Than Death: He ends up getting sent into an infinite death loop courtesy of Gold Experience Requiem, experiencing a variety of ends but never truly dying.
- Meaningful Name: Diavolo means "devil" in Italian. And Doppio means "double" or "understudy."
- Shrinking Violet: As Doppio.
- Split Personality: An integral part of Diavolo's masquerade is that he has a second personality, Aceto Doppio, which he allows to stay in the forefront of the body's control while still observing. Doppio, while a member of Passione, is still pretty innocent compared to the likes of Cioccolatta and Risotto, and is also a cardinal Cloudcuckoolander, thanks to the way Diavolo communicates with him. Oddly enough, when Chariot Requiem goes haywire, it turns out that Doppio and Diavolo are actually separate souls. Arguably, they're actually a chimera resulting from one fetus absorbing the other in utero.
- Time Master: He can make time skip itself. Basically, he makes everything suddenly shift to what causality would result in in ten seconds time, without himself being affected with everything else.
- Walking Shirtless Scene
- Who's Your Daddy?: Inverse edition. To call the circumstances regarding his conception "bizarre" would be a gross understatement. His mother was an inmate in a female prison with absolutely no male guards. Add in the timing of when she was incarcerated, and the oddly long pregnancy, and we are looking at one very difficult-to-decipher paternity issue, in the form of no viable candidates. At all.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His is pink with green polka dots.
Enrico Pucci (Stand: White Snake/C-Moon/Made In Heaven, the latter was originally called "Stairway To Heaven" in the Shonen Jump release)
- The Fatalist: Pucci buys into the idea that everything that happens is destined to happen, which also leads him to believe...
- Utopia Justifies the Means: His ultimate plan is to accelerate time to the point where it loops back through a singularity--without the Joestar bloodline following--so everyone is subconsciously aware of what will happen in the entire future. End result: shock and horror are utterly erased, along with anything else related to surprise.
- Ironic Echo: The way Pucci manages to kill Jotaro during the final fight. Just like Dio, Pucci doesn't hesitate to play dirty when he has to...
- Knight Templar: To quote Weather Report on Pucci, "The kind of evil that doesn't realize that it's evil...is the worst kind there is."
- Powers as Programs: Whitesnake can extract Stands and memories as disc-like objects. These can be placed in other people to give them those powers and memories.
- Ret-Gone: Made in Heaven would have done this to his victims from Weather Report onwards. That would be including Jotaro, Jolyne, Hermes, and Anasui. After Emporio kills him, though, the resulting reality can be interpreted as that plot failing to the point that Pucci has been hit with Ret-Gone.
- Sadistic Choice: Pucci puts Jotaro before a nasty one: saving Jolyne from a Flechette Storm or killing Pucci. Jotaro tries to take both options but ultimately fails and is sliced in half by Pucci.
- Sinister Minister: Sinister priest, anyway. Of course, it's not going to be easy convincing him that following Dio's scheme is not God's will in any shape or form...
Funny Valentine (Stand: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, also shortened to D4C)
- Alternate Universe: Manages to actually weaponize dimensional hopping.
- Back From the Dead: One of [D4C]'s abilities. He uses it a lot more often than one would expect.
- I Gave My Word: He promises Lucy Steel that he'll save the life of her husband, Stephen, and holds to it even after Stephen interferes with his plan. But even if he ensures Stephen doesn't die, he'll punish him with pain.
- Me's a Crowd: At one point, Valentine along with two other alternate dimension copies attack Diego Brando. They lost.
- Never the Selves Shall Meet: If more than one iteration of a person or object exist in the same universe, their presence will end up annihilating both. D4C's power protects Valentine himself from this effect, but he weaponizes it against others.
- President Evil
- The Rashomon: A side-effect of D4C's abilities.
- Superpower Lottery
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Valentine's main motivation for obtaining the Corpse is patriotism, as he wants to use the Corpse's ultimate power for the sake of the United States. His main fear, as he explains to Johnny and Dio, is that the corpse falls into the hands of another country's leader.
- Winds of Destiny Change: When Valentine stands in the dimensional gap created by the Corpse, any attack against him will be reflected on somebody else in the world in the form of Kharmic Death (for instance, when he is shot, somebody else in a far-away country gets shot the same way). Basically, Valentine weaponized Kharma Houdini.
Minor Enemies (Part 1, Phantom Blood)
Jack the Ripper
- Historical Villain Upgrade: Dio turns him into a vampire after sensing a kindred spirit in him. At least it helps explain why he was never caught and identified--Jonathan's hamon disintegrated him before that could happen.
- Knife Nut: To the point that, after becoming a vampire and thus no longer running on biological processes, but on pure will and power, he implants a mess of knives in his body.
Minor Enemies (Part 2, Battle Tendency)
- Blood Knight
- Blow You Away
- The Dragon
- Eye Scream: To himself, just so Joseph is on more of an even footing with him.
- Worthy Opponent: Dear heavens, does Wamuu enjoy having one in Joseph.
- Curb Stomp Battle: He was pretty much doomed just by appearing in front of Lisa Lisa.
- Spikes of Villainy
- Verbal Tic: OK?
Minor Enemies (Part 3, Stardust Crusaders)
Gray Fly (Stand: Tower of Gray)
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Stand, Tower Of Gray, takes the form of a large Stag Beetle.
- Evil Old Folks
- Fragile Speedster: His Stand is fast to the point where it can dodge Star Platinum's attacks.
- Psycho for Hire
Captain Tennille (Stand: Dark Blue Moon)
- Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: Averted. The first we see of Dark Blue Moon is it cutting a shark in two lengthwise. What do you call something that's even worse than a shark?
- Hazardous Water: Don't go into the water at the same time as Dark Blue Moon. Just...don't.
- No Name Given: He's not the real Captain Tennille. He just killed the real one to take his place and eventually attack the heroes.
Forever (Stand: Strength)
- Freighter Fu: Trying to figure out where Strength's kill zone is? Try the whole blasted ship, no matter where Forever actually is! If only because Strength is the ship. Loading hooks, bulkheads, fire hoses, even shards from a previously unbroken window...That freighter is Forever's personal murder factory.
- Intellectual Animal: He shows off to Jotaro by solving a Rubik's Cube in what is presumably less than two minutes.
- Interspecies Lust: An orangutan who likes human pornography, and has molestation intentions towards the runaway girl? You came just in time, Jotaro.
Devo The Cursed (Stand: Ebony Devil)
- Badass Longcoat
- Creepy Doll: His Stand uses this as its weapon.
- Death by Irony: Remember all the scars he has? Well, as a result of Synchronization and Polnareff dispatching Ebony Devil by slicing the living daylights out of it, Devo is killed by suffering a few hundred new slashes... as though he'd received all his old, scar-giving wounds at once.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Many, many scars. All of them the result of him goading his targets into attacking him.
- Magical Native American
- Psycho for Hire
Rubber Soul (Stand: Yellow Temperance)
- Blob Monster: Yellow Temperance itself.
- Extreme Omnivore: Well, his Stand is.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Yellow Temperance can change its consistency to anything Rubber Soul wants. Texture, resilience, conductivity - infinite control over all of them, so there's no way to harm it. Why the "nigh"? Because Rubber Soul himself ISN'T invincible.
Hol Horse (Stand: Emperor)
- Dirty Coward: ...sort of. A big part of it is that he understands how weak Emperor is in comparison to most other Stands, at least if he doesn't have another Stand User at his side to help compensate for Emperor's flaws. He also isn't as fanatically loyal to Dio as most of Jotaro's other enemies are.
- The Gunslinger
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Hol Horse, you've got to suck pretty badly when you miss everyone you fire at WHEN YOU CAN CONTROL THE DIRECTION OF THE BULLETS!
- Made even better by the fact that he's been hit by his own bullets on two separate occasions. The first time he was being subjected to People Puppets, but the second time was him forgetting his own stand's bullets were still flying around.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: Hol Horse's Stand can control the bullets from his gun.
- Revolvers Are Just Better: The form of his Stand.
- Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Although he makes an exception once.
J. Geil (Stand: Hanged Man)
- Dirty Coward
- Gonk: And unlike most other examples, in a genuinely unnerving fashion.
- Light Is Not Good: Hanged Man behaves like light, able to bounce instantly from one reflective surface to another. Hopefully, no one thinks J. Geil even approaches good...
- Loves the Sound of Screaming: And he's raped and murdered quite a few women in order to experience it.
- Red Right Hand: In this case, a left hand shaped like a right hand.
- Serial Killer
Nena (Stand: Empress)
- Body Horror: Empress essentially subsumes whomever it parisitizes. It starts off looking like a scab, but as it eats, it gets more and more humanoid, and more resolute to eat its host. Ultimately it's revealed that the real Nena isn't the Indian woman the heroes met, but a short fat white woman who was wearing that Indian woman's skin as a disguise. It gets worse when you consider that this is probably the ultimate fate of Empress's victims.
ZZ (Stand: Wheel of Fortune)
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: When he thinks he's slain Jotaro, he points his finger at the reader and declares "I win! This is the end of Part 3 of JoJo!"
- Of course, it's followed by a not-so-dead Jotaro replying "Oh yeah? Then who's gonna be the new main character? You better not say you."
- Car Fu: His Stand lets him perform unusual feats with his car, such as driving on walls, shapeshifting, and shooting bullets of gasoline.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: After being defeated he is tied up to a rock, gagged, and they put a sign which reads:I am training, please do not disturb me.
- Feet of Clay: The second type: the heroes just see his muscular arms at first, but it turns out the whole rest of him is scrawny, and he's a total coward once his Stand is defeated.
Enya "The Hag" Geil (Stand: Justice)
- Evil Old Folks
- Hot Mom: Can transform into one in the anime.
- People Puppets
- Psycho Supporter
- Red Right Hand: Same as her son.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Nena and ZZ fail to bring down Polnareff & Co., she decides she has to avenge her son herself.
- She Knows Too Much: This is why Dio has Steely Dan execute her. Despite her loyalty, they don't trust even her to not reveal the nature of The World.
- Zombie Apocalypse: She controls a localized one through Justice.
Steely Dan (Stand: Lovers)
- Dirty Coward
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: The victim of one.
- Synchronization: Lovers attaches itself to its victim and transfers and multiplies any damage done to Steely Dan to the other person, making it impossible to hurt him while it's in effect.
Arabia Fats (Stand: The Sun)
- Curb Stomp Battle: In spite of the sheer power exhibited by The Sun, Jotaro takes him down with a solitary rock. Admittedly, it was thrown by Star Platinum, but...
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Sun plays the part of a second sun, the whole idea being to warm Arabia Fats's victims unto death by hyperthermia. Of course, the actual sun can't shoot lasers...
Mannish Boy (Stand: Death 13)
- Bonus Boss: Death 13 in the Capcom fighting game.
- Enfant Terrible
- Monster Clown: Death 13, a Grim Reaper with a clown mask.
- Sinister Scythe
- Your Mind Makes It Real: Mannish Boy is just an eleven month-old infant (with fangs), so instead of fighting directly, he kills people in their dreams.
Cameo (Stand: Judgement)
- Be Careful What You Wish For: Judgement's power is to animate the earth to apparently fulfill a victim's wishes.
- Dishing Out Dirt
Midler (Stand: High Priestess)
- Extra Ore Dinary
- The Ghost / The Faceless: The entire battle against her is just against her Stand; the heroes only find her after defeating her, and all the reader gets to see is her legs poking out from under her clothes, and her hair.
- The Unexpected: She's a playable character in the Capcom-produced fighting game. In light of the above, Araki had to develop her appearance from elsewhere--namely, the willing victims that Hol Horse found in Dio's mansion.
N'Doul (Stand: Geb)
- Handicapped Badass: He's blind.
- Making a Splash: Geb can manipulate water, turning it into a pretty nasty weapon.
- More Than Mind Control: He sees Dio as a savior for the bad guys.
Boingo (Stand: Thoth)
- Art Shift: His Stand is a comic book, and the illustrations are rather surreal.
- Prophecy Twist: His Stand predicts the future and is 100% accurate, and while such predictions seem clear enough, it turns out there's enough wiggle room that they don't always occur the way Boingo and his allies expect.
- Prophetic Fallacy: Sometimes the predictions don't include what happens afterward, especially if it was otherwise straightforward.
Oingo (Stand: Khnum)
- Genre Savvy: He's well aware that while Thoth's prophecies always come true, they don't always come true in the way that he would like them to. When Thoth reveals that Jotaro will be blown up by a bomb hidden in an orange, Oingo becomes very nervous when he uses his stand to disguise himself as Jotaro.
- Prophecy Twist: While he immediately realizes that one is coming beforehand, and does everything he can to get out of it, the twist still blindsides him.
- The Unfought: The heroes never realize they're being attacked by him!
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: His Stand lets him do this as long as the end result is still humanoid. He can't alter or generate clothes, but he can resculpt his hair to resemble a hat.
Caravan Serai/Chaka/Khan (Stand: Anubis)
- Death by Irony: Anubis is named for the Egyptian god of embalming. It dies by rusting away.
- Evil Weapon
Mariah (Stand: Bast)
- Gag Boobs: Averted. It's actually a bunch of nails, nuts, and bolts stuffed in her shirt, which get attracted to the magnetized Joseph and Abdul.
- Hoist By Her Own Petard: Joseph and Abdul use her magnetic powers to their advantage by getting on opposite sides of her while a good aggregate of steel and iron is stuck to them. When they let go of the ground...
Alessi (Stand: Sethan/Set)
- Ax Crazy: Literally.
- Catch Phrase: "Such a good boy!" Whether referring to himself (anything but good) or his victims.
- Dirty Coward: Even if he's de-aged a victim, he still has to break out an axe to dispatch them. He has a submachine gun, too, but that's only for when he's in a hurry.
- Fountain of Youth: Sethan/Set does this to Alessi's victims, all the way to toddlerhood...or fetus-hood, if they stay really long. It doesn't help that Alessi just loves to ravage the weak.
- Psycho for Hire
- Shout-Out: He does a variation of Jack Nicholson's "Heeeeeeeeeere's Johnny!" bit from The Shining at one point.
Daniel J. D'Arby (Stand: Osiris)
- Affably Evil: Is incredibly polite to his opponents.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Unlike his younger brother, Daniel prefers to keep the souls that he collects dormant.
- The Gambler: It's implied he managed to make a quite a comfortable living thanks to this trope, even before acquiring his Stand power. Of course, he may have had Osiris from birth. A comment Terence makes about an event that happened about a decade earlier suggests that they had Stands even back then, before Enya ever met Dio or acquired an Arrow from Diavolo.
- Gratuitous English: "Good!"
- Lost Him in a Card Game: Betting with him isn't exactly recommended.
- Most Common Card Game: He plays Jotaro in a game of poker, and loses in the most spectacular fashion possible.
- My Name Is Not Durwood: He's pretty picky about people pronouncing his name correctly, something Joseph tries to capitalize on during their water tension match.
- Villainous Breakdown: A truly epic one.
Pet Shop (Stand: Horus)
- An Ice Person: Horus's ability is ice related.
- Shown Their Work: The explanation of why Pet Shop has an advantage over Iggy underwater.
- Somewhere an Ornithologist Is Crying: Hawks can only dive at 300 km per hour, it's not their regular flying speed.
- Your Head Asplode: It's implied that Iggy trapping a forming ice bolt inside Pet Shop's beak leads to this. We don't actually see his head's fragments, though, just his cracking beak, then an explosive cloud while looking at Pet Shop from behind.
Terence T. D'Arby (Stand: Atum)
- And I Must Scream: Unlike his brother, Terence doesn't leave the souls he collects dormant. Instead, he traps them in dolls that are aware of everything going on, but unable to do anything.
- Battle Butler
- Ironic Echo: While explaining what Kakyoin and Jotaro are in for, Terence admits that he doesn't have much use for his brother's cheating, since he thinks that only the old and the slow-witted can be taken in that way. Thing is, Jotaro and Joseph defeat him by cheating - and Terence is neither old nor stupid. Jotaro pretty much rubs it in when he points out that Daniel would have figured out the trick immediately.
- Living Doll Collector
- Lost Him In A Video Game: Same situation as his brother.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He inflicted one on his brother for trying to steal his girlfriend. Keep in mind that at the time, Daniel was 25, and Terence was 15. Not only that, Daniel didn't even bother to defend himself, because he knew that with Atum, Terence would get around it anyway.
- Serious Business: Considering what Atum can do to your soul, video games become extremely serious when he's around.
- Villainous Breakdown: Not quite as bad as his brother, but still impressive.
Vanilla Ice (Stand: Cream)
- Determinator: Averted. Vanilla Ice thinks he's this after surviving Silver Chariot stabbing him through the mouth and severing the brain stem. In reality, he survived because when Dio resurrected him, he was turned into a vampire in the process.
- The Dragon: Well, technically speaking, he shares this post with Terence and Kenny G in terms of being a deadly blockade, but he's the only one we see showing absolute loyalty, to the point of beheading himself in order to supply Dio with the blood he needs.
- Invisibility: Sort of a side effect of Cream's void state. Made more terrifying by the fact that he could instantly destroy anything by mere contact with his cloaked state. The downside of it is that he couldn't see anything while being invisible, either.
- Kick the Dog: Literally delivers a fatal one to Iggy.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He delivers one to Iggy fueled by his outrage at having to attack the semblance of Dio.
- Power of the Void
- Psycho Supporter
- The Renfield
- Sphere of Destruction: His Stand could project an invisible one capable of instantly erasing anything that came into contact with it.
- There Was a Door: In his zeal to dispatch Jotaro and his allies after being resurrected by Dio, Vanilla Ice immediately sets Cream into void mode, and charges after them, in the process obliterating part of the wall. A probably mildly annoyed Dio asks, "Couldn't you use the door?"
- Undying Loyalty:(His loyalty for Dio was the factor that turned him into such ferocious opponent. He didn't hesitate and immediately carried over the command when Dio ordered him to behead himself to offer him his blood.
Kenny G (Stand: Tenor Sax)
- Bizarchitecture: Tenor Sax made Dio's palace into this.
- Curb Stomp Battle: To quote the manga; "This man is Kenny G. His Stand is a Stand of illusions. He was beaten without a fight."
- Meaningful Name: Japanese for "idiot"; the Viz translation uses "loser", which encapsulates his efficacy rather well.
- Sacrificial Lamb: The heroes force him to open Dio's coffin. It goes about as well for him as you would expect.
- Shape Shifter: A really, really bad one. HE FORGET TO PUT HIS BODY THE RIGHT WAY AROUND.
- Too Dumb to Live: There's a reason why his name means idiot.
Minor Enemies (Part 4, Diamond Is Unbreakable)
Angelo Katagiri (Stand: Aqua Necklace)
- And I Must Scream: Angelo's fate after Josuke melds him into a boulder. Although it's probably more a scream of fury than a scream of agony that's building up in him.
- Making a Splash: Aqua Necklace's power is a lot like Geb's. The main difference is that while Aqua Necklace can't control as much fluid as Geb could at a time, it's a lot more precise, and can even control water vapor.
- Eh? He passed that long beforehand. Look at the kidnapping scheme that put him on death row.
Keicho Nijimura (Stand: Bad Company)
- Anti-Villain: He's really only awakening Stand Users because he's trying to find someone who can put his hideously-mutated-by-Dio's-death father out of his misery.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Keicho was actually doing pretty well even after Josuke defeated him. Then Red Hot Chili Pepper drags him and his Arrow through a power line. This happens to leave the carried things intact, but still kills living things in the process.
Tamami Kobayashi (Stand: The Lock)
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Driven to Suicide: If The Lock becomes heavy enough, its victim will become so guilt-addled, they'll think suicide the only proper thing to do.
- Heel Face Turn
Toshikazu Hazamada (Stand: Surface)
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Heel Face Turn
- Older Than They Look: After being defeated by Josuke and befriending Koichi, Hazamada suddenly looks quite a bit younger than before, partly because he suddenly looks a lot shorter. On the other hand, Koichi is the primary point of view, so this may be an indication of Hazamada no longer being a threat to him. The same thing happened with Tamami.
- People Puppets: Surface uses an interesting version of this. Once it begins mimicking a person, it can actually control their actions so long as it maintains eye contact. Specifically, whenever it makes a motion while doing so, the one mimicked will wind up doing the same motion, albeit with the other side of their body, as though they were Surface's mirror reflection.
Yukako Yamagishi (Stand: Love Deluxe)
- Defeat Means Friendship
- Prehensile Hair
- Stalker with a Crush: Towards Koichi, although after he successfully defeats her, she greatly tones down her aggression.
- Yandere: Until Echoes defeats her, anyway.
Akira Otoishi (Stand: Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- Shock and Awe: We're talking about a Stand that can manipulate the entire power grid of Moriou.
Bug Ear (Stand: Ratt)
- Body Horror Prepare to shudder when you see what happens to living things hit with Ratt's barbs...
Yoshihiro Kira (Stand: Atom Heart Father)
- Heart Is an Awesome Power: Think Atom Heart Father sounds weak? He came within inches of killing both Jotaro and Josuke. It's because any person in a photo with him in it is bound by the area that the photo covers, and whatever Yoshihiro does to the people in the image will happen to the actual people, without any way to stop it. The only way to defeat this is to take another photograph that makes him the only feature.
- The Dragon: To his son, Yoshikage.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: The only reason he's sticking around is because his Stand binds his soul to photographs.
- Papa Wolf
- Reality-Changing Miniature
Ken Oyanagi (Stand: Boys II Man)
- Rock-Paper-Scissors: Yes, Boys II Man uses that as its modus operandi. He can compel someone to play a 3-of-5 match with him. That's it...until he wins. If he ever gets to finish a match and win, he'll permanently hijack the loser's Stand.
Erba Gatta (Stand: Stray Cat)
- Blow You Away
- Fluffy the Terrible: He's a flower with the mind of a cat. He almost killed Kira.
- Not So Harmless: He's just a plant with a cat's mind! How dangerous could he be? Answer: Very. And that's before Kira realises that he can use him to make air bombs...
Toyohiro Kanedaichi (Stand: Superfly)
Terunosuke Miyamoto (Stand: Enigma)
- And I Must Scream: Josuke actually binds him into a spiral-bound book in order to put an end to Enigma's threat. However, a legend develops that the Miyamoto book can be heard whispering, so it might not completely apply.
- Hammerspace: Enigma can give paper this property.
- Karmic Death: Or rather Karmic demise, seeing as he doesn't die.
Masazo Kinoto (Stand: Cheap Trick)
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Overlaps with Yoshihiro Kira for creating Cheap Trick. Cheap Trick tried to get Rohan to burn the photos he had of Hayato following people with a Camcorder, confirming that Kira was one of the crowd people.
Minor Enemies (Part 5, Vento Aureo)
Polpo (Stand: Black Sabbath)
- Ate His Gun: Literally tried to do this. In his defense, at that time it was transformed into a banana. It did not end well.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: One has to wonder how exactly Polpo came to look like he does.
- Fridge Horror: Remember how the poor janitor died? Now remember that the whole point of that lighter test (not to mention the whole point of making it so easy for the prospect to hide their "failure") is to awaken the prospect's Stand. However, if you don't have a strong enough psyche when stabbed (like the janitor), you die. Now consider that there's probably a relatively good-size stream of would-be entrants to Passione (as would-be mafiosi numbers go, anyway), and that the probability of each one being able to handle the strain of a Stand isn't especially high. Black Sabbath's body count up to meeting Giorno suddenly looks alarmingly high...And why should Polpo care? Each dead failure is one less potential tattle-tale against Passione...
- Living Shadow
- Luxury Prison Suite: Polpo eats well in prison.
- Kick the Dog: Black Sabbath kills an unfortunate janitor that was unlucky enough to relight the lighter that actually calls him forth. Giorno doesn't let it slide.
- Weakened by the Light
Mario Zucchero (Stand: Soft Machine)
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Suffers this at the hands of Giorno's group after his defeat. It involves a fishhook, glasses, and getting sectioned by Sticky Fingers. What? They are members of the Mafia after all.
- Drives Like Crazy
- Mighty Glacier: While Soft Machine's deflation power is devastating—one poke and you're not fighting anymore, and very much at Zucchero's mercy—it has terrible range. This is why Zucchero takes pains to first corner enemies in a narrow space, so they won't have time to dodge the stabs.
Sale (Stand: Kraftwerk)
- Attack Reflector: One of the truly scary things he can do with guns is, once Kraftwerk's stilled the bullets, tap the bullet with his own finger to add potential kinetic energy. Once enough is stored, the bullet will fly off on its own, back toward the poor sap who shot at Sale.
- Floating Platforms: Turning individual pieces of gravel into these is yet another application of Kraftwerk.
- Made of Iron: Even getting a bullet in the outside of his brain doesn't kill him! The Heavy might have a problem here...
- Nigh Invulnerable: As far as he's concerned, he's this because his Stand can alter the velocity of anything it touches so that it stands still with respect to him This includes bullets.
Formaggio (Stand: Little Feat)
- Incredible Shrinking Man: Little Feat can do this to both Formaggio and his targets. He can freely toggle the effect on himself. They can't.
- Man On Fire: How he meets his end.
Sorbet and Gelato
- Edible Theme Naming: They're both named after ice-cream-esque desserts.
- Gorn: Sorbet
- Posthumous Character
- Stuffed in The Fridge: Both, but especially Sorbet.
Illuso (Stand: Man In The Mirror)
- Mirror Monster: He even provides the picture for that page.
Prosciutto (Stand: Grateful Dead)
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: His Stand has eyes all over its body.
- The Faceless: During his first few appearances, his face is obscured by shadows.
- Made of Iron: It's one thing to fall off of a train and survive. It's quite another to be CRUSHED UNDER THE WHEELS OF ONE AND STILL KEEP HIS STAND RUNNING FOR A FEW MORE MINUTES.
- Rapid Aging: This is what Grateful Dead does to its victims.
- Younger Than They Look: Grateful Dead can do this to Prosciutto. It's how he manages to trick Mista.
Pesci (Stand: Beach Boy)
- Attack Reflector: All attacking the line will do is bounce your own attack back at you. However, Buccellati manages to use this to his own advantage and to Prosciutto's detriment.
- Beware the Nice Ones: He's mostly a shy person who respects Prosciutto as his brother. But once Buccellati crushes Prosciutto under the train...he stops being shy.
- Improbable Weapon User: A FISHING ROD. Pesci's stand is a fishing rod. This being JoJo, he manages to make it extremely lethal.
- Japanese Sibling Terminology: He calls Prosciutto "aniki," probably in the yakuza sense.
- Let's Get Dangerous / Took a Level In Badass
- Meaningful Name: Italian for "fish"...the noun, mind you, not the verb.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Melone (Stand: Baby Face)
- Enfant Terrible: His Stand actually creates these.
Ghiaccio (Stand: White Album)
- Attack Its Weak Point: Subverted. Ghiaccio has a very nasty surprise for anyone who tries to attack his weak point...
- Cloudcuckoolander: Sort of. He occasionally goes off on very strange tangents.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: The whole reason White Album Gently Weeps exists.
- An Ice Person: His Stand takes the form of ice armor around his body, and he can rapidly lower temperature in an area to create ice and trap his opponents.
- An Ice Suit: Literally, as described above. Additionally, the interior of the armor is insulated like an igloo, since his Stand powers don't actually include resistance to cold.
- Ice Skates Good
- Meaningful Name: Surprise surprise, his name means "ice" in Italian.
- Nerd Glasses
Squalo (Stand: Clash)
- Berserker Tears
- Everything's Even Worse with Sharks: Especially when they are in your soup and can jump from liquid to liquid as needed to follow you...
- Gayngster: And before you ask, Tiziano and Squalo are the only Passione members depicted as being gay. They're also a couple.
- Meaningful Name: Italian for "shark."
Tiziano (Stand: Talking Head)
- Dark-Skinned Blond
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Poor Communication Kills: The reason he is so deadly when combined with Clash, as he can invoke this on his victims.
- Taking the Bullet: Not just to save his beloved Squalo, but also to give Clash a liquid field via his own blood. Sadly, it doesn't buy Squalo much more than about a minute, if that.
- Tongue-Tied: His Stand twists the victim's words so they always communicate the opposite of their intent -- even if it's writing or gesturing.
Carne (Stand: Notorious B.I.G.)
- Blob Monster
- Curb Stomp Battle: Horribly, horribly subverted. Carne goes down in a minute thanks to Mista. And then Notorious B.I.G. attacks...
- Gonk: It's quite hard to tell where his neck begins.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Notorious B.I.G. isn't truly activated until it receives feelings of hate and contempt on account of Carne's death.
- Nigh Invulnerable: And unlike Yellow Temperance and Yo-Yo Ma, there is absolutely nothing anybody can do about it. Their best bet is to drop it in the ocean.
Risotto Nero (Stand: Metallica)
- Artistic License Biology: The human body contains around 3 gram of iron, not enough for even one razor, let alone a pair of scissors.
- Bloody Murder: Although in this case, he's using his opponent's blood as a weapon.
- Body Horror: This guy has the ability to transform the iron in a person's bloodstream into any kind of sharp metal objects he pleases, while the iron is still inside the person's body. Hence the memorable scene where he makes Doppio cough up a handful of razor blades.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Risotto was actually defeating The Big Bad until he gets shot by accident by Aerosmith.
- Uh-Oh Eyes
- White-Haired Pretty Boy: Of the "scary and evil" variety.
Cioccolata (Stand: Green Day)
- Ax Crazy
- Body Horror: A lot of Stands are downright nasty, but a flesh-devouring mold that makes people explode if it germinates fast enough? Even more amazing, he's immune to the more harmful effects, so he can sever off body parts and use the mold to prevent blood loss and keep nerves connected? Geez.
- Creepy Cool Crosses
- Karmic Death: Diavolo calls him and Secco trash. Both he and Secco are flung into garbage trucks on their defeats.
- Serial Killer: You did not want to end up at the hospital where he worked.
Secco (Stand: Oasis)
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Improbable Weapon User: When he isn't dragging Green Day's victims down to get the mold to germinate, he will spit mud at his foe. Here's the problem for his opponent, though--it's only mud when it's within Oasis, the relevant sub-area in this case Secco's mouth. Once it's fully spit out, it turns back into rock. High-velocity rock.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: It was just so he could easily tag along with Cioccolatta. Once Cioccolatta dies and Secco finds he wasn't quite as pure evil as he thought, though...
- Stone Is Water
Scolippi (Stand: Rolling Stone)
- You Can't Fight Fate: Played straight and averted. Rolling Stone automatically manifests near those it senses will die soon, and even gradually takes the form of what their pose will be at death. However, if the one sensed touches it, it will give them another, less futile way to die.
Minor Enemies, Part 6 (Stone Ocean)
Guess (Stand: Goo Goo Dolls)
Johngalli A (Stand: Manhattan Transfer)
- He Knows Too Much
- Improbable Aiming Skills: You wouldn't expect a blind man like Jongalli to be such a good sniper, would you? Well, Manhattan Transfer is the Stand equivalent of sonar, and can impart a new angle to his bullets when they reach it.
Xander McQueen (Stand: Highway to Hell)
- Death Seeker: But see below...
- Taking You with Me: His Stand's modus operandi. Xander's suicidal, but he also feels compelled to drag someone with him so his suffering will be shared. His Stand's power? Reflect every injury he performs on himself onto a target. Even the lethal ones.
Mirashon (Stand: Marilyn Manson, also called "The Debt Collector")
- Lost Him in a Card Game: Much nastier than with the D'Arby brothers. Basically, if you lose or forfeit (through cheating) a bet that Marilyn Manson is overseeing, it will instantly take away from you the value that you bet. If you don't have the money with you? It just starts taking things equivalent in value--ultimately including internal organs to sell on the black market.
Lang Wrangler (Stand: Jumpin' Jack Flash)
- Explosive Decompression: Averted. Although Jumpin' Jack Flash generates a near-total vacuum like in space, Jolyne and Weather aren't in danger of rupturing. The real problem is the possibility of their blood boiling away...
- Eye Scream: Almost loses an eye when Jolyne pulls him into the vacuum.
- The Starscream: He has thoughts of acting this way towards Pucci when it looks like his Stand really is going to kill Jolyne and Weather.
Sports Max (Stand: Limp Bizkit)
- Fail O'Suckyname: He's named after an athletic clothes chain and has a stand named Limp Bizkit, for Christ's sake!
- Our Ghosts Are Different: His Stand allows him to bring back people as invisible zombies, including, when he dies, himself.
Viviano Westwood (Stand: Planet Waves)
One of the guards assigned to the solitary confinement portion of Green Dolphin. He attacks Jolyne when he falls under Survivor's influence.
Kenzo (Stand: Dragon's Dream)
D&G (Stand: Yo-Yo-Ma)
- Bodyguard Betrayal: Yo-Yo-Ma uses this as its modus operandi. It all but falls over itself to help you out of pickles, but it's really trying to make you lower your guard so it can find a way to get the anti-human-flesh enzyme it exudes on you.
- For the Evulz: Once he became convinced that Nostradamus really had foretold the world's end in 1999, he exchanged his dutiful police officer personality for one of "homicidal maniac". Why bother with holding your impulses in if even the universe isn't going to live long enough to punish you?
- Nigh Invulnerable: Like Yellow Temperance, nothing hurts Yo-Yo-Ma. Although in this case, it's just because it's that tough. Only killing D&G will dispatch it.
Guccio (Stand: Survivor)
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Once Anasui realized not only that Guccio was an agent of Pucci, but that another such agent--specifically, D&G--was nearby, he arranged for Diver Down to activate its power. On Guccio's ribs. In such a way that D&G's own arm was horrifically mangled.
- Let's You and Him Fight: Survivor incites this.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: While many Stand powers might look useless at first, their users' ingenuity tends to put that idea to rest. However, as far as Dio was concerned, Survivor just wasn't good for any active purpose, since its effect was uncontrollable and not easily manipulable--make people fight each other if they have animosity, relay their weak points to each other...that's it. Now compare that with weak-in-the-description/DEVASTATING-in-practice Stands like Sticky Fingers and Bohemian Rhapsody...
Miumiu/Miuccia Mueller (Stand: Jailhouse Rock)
At first, looks like another female inmate. She's actually the prison's head of security.
- Four Is Death: Since Jailhouse Rock's victims can only remember three recent things at a time, her most reliable way for dispatching them is to shoot four bullets at a time at them. This way, even if they notice how the first three bullets are flying and come up with a way to avoid them, they'll completely forget about the first bullet when the fourth bullet shows up. Jolyne gets around this by concentrating on a puddle of water under the bullets' flight path, letting her register them not as separate projectiles, but a single pattern.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Your short-term memory pretty much ceases to exist once Jail House Rock gets its hands on you.
Ungaro (Stand: Bohemian Rhapsody)
One of the four sons of Dio. Nasty-tempered drug addict. His Stand, Bohemian Rhapsody, evokes stories right onto people who like them. This is worse than it sounds... much worse.
- Gonk: Add in the fact that he's a paradigm junkie, and you can guess how low his Pleasantness Quotient is...
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Weather defeats Bohemian Rhapsody by telling a story of a superhero-like being who rounds up wayward story characters (i.e. the entities created and/or transformed by the Stand) and forces them back into their stories of origin. Ungaro's horror and disbelief at Bohemian Rhapsody being made to negate itself makes him regress into a vegetative state. (We should be thankful that he didn't think to just reactivate his Stand... Then again, given that Weather could just tell his story again...)
- Shout-Out: Creates these in droves. Given what his Stand ability does, this should come as no surprise. Even if we don't see the majority of the characters.
- The Unfought: He never actually meets the heroes; he only interacts with Pucci, who helps make him aware of his Stand. He spends all of his post-hospital screen time on board an airplane, glutting himself on fine food and drink while Bohemian Rhapsody's creations run roughshod over the world.
- You Can't Fight Fate: This is why the story evocation is so devastating. You'll be cast into the role you most identify with, and no matter what you do, everything that befell the character in the original story will befall you. Meaning that if the character in question died, so will you.
Rykiel (Stand: Sky High)
One of the four sons of Dio. Not the most self-confident of people, and arguably only assisting Pucci out of gratitude.
- The Beast Master: With the cryptozooids called "rods."
- Cosmic Plaything: He certainly felt like this, at least until Pucci revealed why things kept falling flat for him. It was actually his semi-dormant Stand constantly attracting heat-sucking rods to him.
- Science Marches On: The so-called rods were eventually revealed to be normal insects flying at such high speeds the camera captured them on film as longish "rods" (hence the name) with multiple wings. Not that Araki would let a minor detail like this affect the nature of Sky High's minions...
Donatello Versace (Stand: Underworld)
One of the four sons of Dio, and the most like him in mentality.
- The Starscream: As far as Versace's concerned, he's the one most deserving of being the one in control of Dio's planned "heaven", not a mere confidant. He intentionally restores Weather's memory just to try to ensure that Pucci will get wiped out.
- You Can't Fight Fate: A less devastating version than Bohemian Rhapsody, but still irksome. You can't get out of or alter one of Underworld's unearthed memories until it finishes, so you'd better find some way to circumvent whatever bad things Versace has in mind for you that the memory won't interdict.
Minor enemies, part 7 (Steel Ball Run)
Diego Brando (Stand: Scary Monster/ The World])
- Alternate Universe: An alternate Diego is brought into play by Valentine as a backup if he died. This Diego doesn't have Scary Monster as a Stand, but he does have The World.
- Brick Joke: How AU Diego is defeated by Lucy Steel.
- Dragon Ascendant: The original was not Valentine's dragon, and in fact opposed him, but the Alternate Universe Diego is this to Valentine.
- Evil Brit
- Grievous Harm with a Body: AU Diego whacks Johnny with his own leg. He also gets killed by Lucy Steel when he uses the head of the original Diego against him.
- Half the Man He Used To Be: He gets cut in half by a train.
- Killed Off for Real: This is where his Alternate Universe counterpart comes into play.
- Let Them Die Happy: The original dies believing he defeated Valentine
- Power Incontinence: At first, he doesn't have the greatest control over his dino shapeshifting.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: After he fuses with one of the Turbo Eyes shortly before Dr. Ferdinand's death he gains the ability to change into a dinosaur at will, thus gaining his own stand. The Ability itself comes from Dr. Ferdinand's Stand "Scary Monsters", thus the derived name.
Don't let the name fool you. This character is actually a he, and is always referred to as such.
- Badass Normal: Doesn't have a Stand, has a girlish name, can kick your ass regardless.
- Gender Blender Name: Subverted; you'd expect one of the characters to make a comment about his unusual name. There isn't.
- The Beast Master: With beetles. Although, the less said about * where* he raises and trains those beetles, the better.
- Bloody Murder: The point of his initial contact with Gyro and Johnny wasn't just to get fire to treat his lizard bite. It was also to get some of his blood on them for his Stand to start work with. His Stand, by the way, manipulates magnetism. Now, consider that blood contains iron...
- Abusive Parents: You really have to feel bad for his sons. What with all the upbraiding he sends their way, especially to L.A....And then there's intentionally shooting through Andre's own wound to get more blood on the heroes, and not really paying attention when it's clear Andre's starting to succumb to the lizard venom...
Oyecomova (Stand: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds)
- Spam Attack: Have fun trying to disarm all those bombs before they go off...
- Western Terrorists: Oyecomova is one, trying to murder the king of Naples.
F. V. Stroheim
Pork Pie Hat Kid (Stand: Wired)
Pork Pie Hat actually seems to be his first name, being referred as such a number of times.
- Expy: Of Pesci
- Extreme Omnivore: He likes the taste of ink, he wonders if his own teeth taste good...No wonder Wired's bound to his tongue.
- Funetik Aksent: He has a problem pronouncing Johnny's name.
- Gonk: Once he loses the pipes on his head...ugh...
- Western Terrorists: By now, it becomes clear to Gyro and Johnny that the terrorists are after one thing, the components of the Saint. Even if they have to kill to do it.
Dr. Ferdinand (Stand: Scary Monsters)
- The Beast Master: Well, first he has to transform other beings into at least partial utahraptors, but once that's done...
- Berserk Button: More calm than most other instances, but doing anything that looks even a little disrespectful to the ground is one very fast way to get on his bad side.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Once Scary Monsters is disengaged, it turns out it was at the worst possible time for Ferdinand, because the two utahraptors nearest to him had originally been mountain lions. Unhappy mountain lions, at that. Cue one savage mauling.
- Involuntary Shapeshifting: If Scary Monsters affects you, and you're not holding a piece of the Saint's corpse, you get to look forward to becoming part utahraptor.
- Western Terrorists
Ringo Roadagain (Stand: Mandom)
- Badass Beard: His goatee is shaped like a skull. He's just that awesome.
- Blood Knight: Pretty obliquely, though. He intentionally gets those in his orchard bound into Mandom's effect so they grow desperate enough to kill him. He believes that if he engages in duels only with those who seek only his death, with no spite or the like involved, his spirit will be purified of uncertainty, and he'll grow ever more useful to humanity.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Groundhog Day Loop: Only six seconds worth, and they have to be spaced out by at least a minute. But everyone gets to react to what they know will happen in those six seconds.
- Honor Before Reason: Good news: He explains everything that could be a factor in a fight. He's purifying chance out of his duels.
- Rape as Drama: Well, almost raped by a vagrant murderer who'd already killed the rest of his family. "Almost" because of Mandom's power. Basically, the threat of rape was what awakened Mandom.
- Time Master: And, oddly for JoJo, he's not the main antagonist even though he has this sort of power.
Blackmore (Stand: Catch the Rainbow)
- Hazardous Water: He can manipulate raindrops into platforms, blades, bandages, etc.
- Holier Than Thou: Once he sees a vision of Jesus in connection with the pieces of the Corpse, he gets really bad when it comes to confronting the heroes.
Sandman (Stand: In a Silent Way)
- Magical Native American: By way of his Stand.
- Mondegreen / I Am Not Shazam: His name is not Sandman, his name actually is Soundman.
- Neutral No Longer
- Tragic Villain
The Eleven Riders (Stand: Tattoo You!)
Mike O. (Stand: Tubular Bells)
- The Beast Master: An interesting sort, in that his breath transforms pieces of metal into balloon animals that act like their real-life counterparts.
- The Dragon: If only because he's the White House's head of security.
- Your Head Asplode: What happens when Hot Pants makes it impossible for Mike to properly exhale Tubular Bells.
Wekapipo (Stand: Wrecking Ball)
- Badass Normal: Wrecking Ball is just a variant of the Zeppeli Steel Ball, not a Stand per se.
- Dead Little Sister: revealed to still be alive, thanks to Gyro's father.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him
- Heel Face Turn
Magenta Magenta (Stand: 20th Century Boy)
- And I Must Scream: His final confrontation with Diego and Wekapipo forces him to activate 20th Century Boy underwater. Far underwater. And 20th Century Boy's aegis extends to not letting him drown. Since no one can find him there, and deactivating his Stand will kill him, and it won't let him do that, he's now an underwater edition of Cars.
- Eye Scream: Try to remember that what goes up must come down, next time!
- Nigh Invulnerable: If Magenta can get all four of his limbs on the ground and stay perfectly still, 20th Century Boy won't let anything touch him. If.
- Repetitive Name