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"Do you believe in gravity, Enrico?"

  • Fountain of Memes: If Dio doesn't inspire this, nobody does.
  • Game Breaker: Pet Shop in the fighting game. He can freely fly around the screen, shoot tons of ice projectiles like it's nothing, and is overall a terribly cheap character to use. Fortunately, he takes more damage than most.
    • Once Gio's Gold Experience gets bumped up to Gold Experience Requiem, its new power is pretty much a one-hit kill - except you keep on dying. Not to mention you have absolutely no chance of hurting him no matter WHAT you do....
  • Growing the Beard: Part 3, when Stands were introduced and replaced the Hokuto Shinken-esque style of martial arts used in the previous parts, is considered by many to be the point when the series really came into its own.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The villain of Episode 4: a Bishonen Serial Killer looking to make the world adapt to his will. His name: Kira. "Just as planned..."
    • During the fight with Hanged Man in Part 3, Polneraff thinks that it attacks from "A world inside the mirror". Kakyoin dismisses it, saying that there is no such thing as a world inside a mirror. Cut to Part 5 where Illuso and his Stand, Man in the Mirror, attacks by dragging people into a world inside a mirror.
    • Terence T. D'Arby's stand - Atum, which is all about different sorts of games.
  • HSQ: Just about everything, from Those Wacky Nazis pulling a Heel Face Turn to a guy who can open your head like it was a CD player and take out CDs containing either your Psychic Powers or your soul. They can also bring physical memories of the Miami Dolphins to attack you.
    • Battle Tendency has Nazi-eating, vampire squirrels grown out of the shoulder of Kars.
    • Due to the author's don't-show-everything-at-the-start storytelling style and... imaginativeness, the series continually throws ever more crazy Stand abilities at the reader. Start from chapter one of Stone Ocean - and you'll still go "WTF???!!!!" trying to figure out the freaky basis of the latest enemy Stand!
  • Iron Woobie: Just look at all the shit Jolyne goes through at the beginning of Stone Ocean. It makes her determination to save her father all the more heartwarming.
  • Magnificent Bastard: DIO in parts 1 and 3.
  • Memetic Badass
    • Speedwagon, despite being a Badass Normal, is treated as this by many of the fanbases, with many proclaiming him to be the strongest character in the entire Jojo franchise.
    • Jotaro Kujo currently serves as the franchise's poster boy of this trope.
  • Memetic Mutation: Thanks to a Capcom Fighting Game, plus a certain Flash video, DIO is one of the most infamous anime villains of all time.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Again, DIO. In the first volume, to avenge himself from Jonathan giving him a much-deserved ass-whupping (in a fair fight, no less), he retaliates by tying up Jojo's beloved pet dog in steel wire, putting him in a wooden box, and putting the box in the Joestar estate's incinerator, so that when the butler lights it up... Plus, there's the business of the captive mother who lets herself be turned into a zombie by Dio if he will spare her baby's life...
    • Angelo crossed it when he killed Josuke's grandfather, then tried to strangle a young boy to death with his Stand.
  • Most Annoying Sound: It doesn't come across very well in English, but Magenta Magenta's voice is supposed to be incredibly whiny and nasal.
  • Narm : Johnny Joestar's scream of "I MUST KNOW THE SECRET OF THE BAAAAALLLLSSSS" is more hilarious (or ridiculous -- take your pick) than the serious and emotionally impacting line it's supposed to be.
  • Narm Charm: All the Crazy Awesome makes the ridiculous names somehow great instead of pure corn. Consider -- what other series could make you take a villain dressed in hearts named Vanilla Ice with his stand Cream seriously?
  • Needs More Love: One of the most influential manga of all time, with series ranging from Street Fighter, King of Fighters, Castlevania and Heroes either referencing or taking ideas from it... but outside of Japan, it's still relatively unknown, even with all the Memetic Mutation surrounding Stardust Crusaders.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Once you see how Illuso died, you can really appreciate Araki deciding to have Fugo Put on a Bus...
    • What happens to Masazo once Cheap Trick leaves his body...
    • Carne's stand, The Notorious B.I.G. As if being an indestructible, all-devouring blob monster wasn't bad enough, the is also the fact that the heroes can't kill it. It's still out there in the ocean, the text mentioning that it attacks passing ships.
    • And Cioccolata is this all by himself.
    • Sports Maxx's stand, Limp Bizkit. INVISIBLE. INAUDIBLE. ZOMBIES.
    • Remember Part 6's Ungaro and his Bohemian Rhapsody? That's probably the reason Araki was never picked as an artist for Disney. Considering how the Dwarves and Pinocchio turned out, we should all be glad that Mickey jumped ship before we could really see him.
    • Alessi is one of the more genuinely terrifying villains in the series. Granted, most of the time you see him, it's from the perspective of the de-aged Polnareff, but it works. And there's what happened to the woman who stayed in his shadow for a bit too long. She de-ages into a fetus.
    • Viviano Westwood was happily pounding on Jolyne while his left cheek was ripped enough to reveal some of the jawbone.
  • Paranoia Fuel: "There's a shark in the soup!"
    • Terunosuke Miyamoto - his powers only work on a person if that person gets scared. This is much easier for him to do than you would think.
    • Pray to god that nobody looks at your back if Masazo Kinato's Cheap Trick is attached to you...
    • Polpo's shadow ability. It's to the point where he can come out of the shadows of flying birds.
    • It's Zucchero's sheer effectiveness with his Stand in staying hidden while attacking that makes him paranoia-inducing. It takes Moody Blues to actually find out why the hell the rest of the team is disappearing one by one.
    • Rubber Soul's stand, Yellow Temperance, allows to perfectly mimic any human being he sees.
  • The Scrappy:
    • Good luck trying to find anyone who's a fan of Arabia Fats.
    • Same with Tamami Kobayashi and Toshikazu Hazamada.
    • Giorno's unnamed, black-hearted biological mother in Golden Wind, which is ultimately ignored to the point of his son being born from two dads instead.
    • Pocoloco from Steel Ball Run is despised by many for not only being an incredibly boring character who constantly relies on the power of his nigh-useless Stand, but also being the one to win the titular race.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: This is the eighth-longest-running manga series ever, and it seems rather tame (but no less awesome) by today's standards, seeing as it basically invented most of the current shonen tropes.
  • Serial Escalation: The entire series has elements like this, which only become more and more prominent with each successive installment and Stand introduced.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: Some people ship Giorno/Jolyne even though they've never met and he's her great-great-great-uncle.
  • So Bad It's Good: The "Duwang Scans" of Diamond is Unbreakable is awesomely bad.
  • Squick: Just try to look at how Pesci uses Beach Boy on Mista without cringing.
  • Tear Jerker: Polnareff watching Avdol and Iggy's ghosts floating away smiling at the end of his fight with Vanilla Ice, with tears in his eyes.
    • Jonathan Joestar's death at the end of Phantom Blood, along with Caesar Zeppeli's in Battle Tendency.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Narancia and Ermes.
  • Watch It for the Meme: Usually, it's Dio's "MUDA MUDA MUDA!", "WRYYYYYY!" and "ZA WARUDO!".
  • Why Does Everyone Think I'm Inigo Montoya?: Although they look and act nothing alike, Polnareff and Montoya have oddly similar backstories, both being European fencers, despite the former never using one himself, who lost a family member after they were killed by a man with a deformed hand.)
    • More exactly, this is a simple Shout-Out. It's Lampshaded when he and Kakyoin are finally facing J. Geil and losing (badly). J.P. calmly explains to a desperate Kakyoin that, when the moment of revenge arrives, you don't just shout random insults. There's a certain code you have to follow, and there are some precise phrases that have to be spoken. You know how it ends.
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