Stand (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)


Stand (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

A stand (スタンド "sutando") is a supernatural power in the manga and anime JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. When first presented, the kanji used is 幽波紋 "yuuhamon" with スタンド over it; it means ghostly ripple and it is similar to ripple of the first two Parts.

History

The concept of "Stand" (a contraction of the phrase "one who stands by me") was introduced in part 3 of the manga series. According to Joseph Joestar, it is the manifestation of an individual's innate power over the "ripple" (hamon) and represents, to an extent, the individual's psyche. In fact, Joseph once referred to it in the manga as the "ghost ripple" (quite apt, as most of them take on humanoid forms and hover around the wielders like wraiths). Stands are usually sustained by breathing, and typically hover behind and above the user while active. Most Stands are invisible to those who do not have Stands; the exceptions are Stands that are bound to physical objects (e.g. Strength bound to a ship, Surface bound to an artist's doll, Khnum and Love Deluxe bound to their Users' own bodies). Most Stand Users can access the "senses" of their Stands, seeing and hearing whatever their Stands can.

To people without the power of the Stand, who normally cannot see them (except for Stands with physical appearances), these have properties and behaviors similar to that of ghosts, poltergeists and ESP. This behavior is evidently seen in the JoJo OVA; Jotaro imprisons himself, takes a gun from the guard, aims it to his head, and pulls the trigger of the gun. His Stand's hands caught the bullet before it reaches his head. For the normal people around him, it would appear that the bullet is suspended in midair. The other prisoners near his cell and even the guards could not explain the incident, and they grew to fear Jotaro.

In general, only those with unusually strong spiritual power and determination (but not limited to human beings) can develop stands, as they are typically a reflection of the wielder's spirit. Stands can be developed hereditarily or artificially (through the Bow and Arrow). An interesting trend regarding Stands is that in their earlier appearances in parts 3 and 4 had a more humanoid appearance and mostly elemental powers, but later appearances in parts 5 and 6 had Stands taking on a more mechanical look and have more physical and intricate abilities (like controlling gravity, for example).

Although stands manifests from the wielder's psyche, some abilities cannot be controlled and may even restrict the wielder (e.g, Superfly). Though most stands acts at the wielder's will, some stands are "automatic" and the wielders cannot keep track of their actions (e.g, Black Sabbath).

It is interesting to note that the stands began to take on names of distinguished bands and album titles starting from part 4 of the series. Most of them are progressive rock bands, as Araki himself is a fan of this music genre. In part 3 some Stands are named after tarot cards, and later after Egyptian gods. In the subsequent series, some are even named after fashion labels.

Despite their power, Stands hold one drawback; any damage the Stand receives is transmitted to its user (i.e. if a Stand's leg were to be ripped off, the Stand's user will have his or her leg severed as well). This has served as a way for defeating most of the encountered opponents throughout the series, though some Stands are immune to this factor.

List of Stands

The lists are ordered by order of first appearance.

tands of Part 3: Stardust Crusaders

Stands with names based on the Tarot Major Arcana cards:

Star Platinum (Jotaro Kujo) A silver-skinned humanoid wearing Aztec garb (Ironic, given that the Stone Mask that empowered Dio came from within Aztec lands). One of the strongest stands in the Jojo universe. Star Platinum possesses super human senses, strength, stamina, accuracy and speed. At his peak, Jotaro can stop time for as long as 5 seconds with his stand. Like other physically powerful stands, Star Platinum suffers from a narrow range of activity. It can only be active within a 2-3 meter radius from Jotaro.

Magician's Red (Mohammed Abdul)Avdol's stand takes the form of a man with an eagle's head. This fiery stand can be remotely controlled and generates intense flames capable of melting steel within moments. Magician's Red can also produce a "heat radar", a cruciform mass of flame that indicates the location of heat sources.

Hermit Purple (Joseph Joestar)Hermit Purple appears as multiple thorny vines that spawn from Joseph's right hand. Apart from combat purposes, this versatile stand can perform remarkable feats. It can produce psychic photographs and live psychic videos on a television, but at the expense of a camera and television, respectively. It can also conjure real-time maps (capable of tracking moving subjects) and (apparently) read minds. Joseph can also use the vines to swing himself around like Spider-Man. Joseph is also able to transmit hamon through Hermit Purple as an extension of his body.

Hierophant Green (Noriaki Kakyoin)This is another remote stand with the ability to alter its form. It normally manifests as a green humanoid with web patterning and some beige plating on its surface. It is not a solid thing, but a compact mass of coils. It can stretch over impressive distances (in his fight with Dio, Kakyoin "webbed" an entire city district with Hierophant Green), and can reduce to microscopic sizes (as in the fight with Lovers). It can also shoot emeralds like bullets, and can possess people, if it uncoils itself inside a person. Kakyoin possessed this stand since birth, but only he was able to see it.

Tower of Gray (Gray Fly)The weapon of an old thief and murderer who likes to instigate disasters and pillage the dead victims of the same, it looks like a stag beetle with a sharp proboscis. Tower is so fast that even bullets wouldn't be able to touch it at point-blank range (If it were tangible anyway), and its proboscis can tear through a human spine (Gray Fly likes to harvest the tongues of his victims by having Tower tear through the backs of their necks). It is also interesting to note that the user has a silhouette of the stand on his tongue.

Silver Chariot (Jean Pierre Polnareff)A stand in a shiny suit of armor, wielding a rapier (Incidentally, Polnareff is dedicated to the code of chivalry). Silver Chariot is a speedy remote stand that deals lightning-fast strikes with his sword. It's also capable of shedding its armor to increase its speed, becoming fast enough to create the illusion that there are multiple Chariots. Damage done to the armor will not harm Polnareff, but he is unable to see through Silver Chariot's eyes.

Dark Blue Moon (impersonator of Captain Tennille)It looks much like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, but with a four-eyed mask and some metallic plating. Strong enough to tear a shark in half with its claws, it can also create whirlpools, then shed its razor-sharp scales into them. On top of that, its touch can bind psychic barnacles to a victim, draining away his strength as they cover him.

Strength (Forever)One of the few tangible Stands, it binds itself to a shipwreck and transforms it into a massive freighter called "Big Daddy". Every part of the ship—decks, fire hoses, loading hooks, bulwarks, even shards of glass from the windows—is under Forever's total control. Forever actually uses Strength to cross the oceans.

Ebony Devil (Devo; Soul Sacrifice in the VIZ translation)This Stand is in the form of a horned figure with a face like an oval mask, carrying a knife. Controlled by Devo, he waits for the enemy to attack first. Then, binding Devil to his grotesque, heavily armed doll, he exacts revenge upon the enemy. The damage done by the Stand is proportionate to the amount of hatred and scorn the attacker has inspired in the user. Devo is a hired killer, and supposedly originated from South America.

Yellow Temperance (Rubber Soul)Its "form" is actually a vile composite of the flesh it has consumed, transformed into an amorphous yellow goo. The Stand itself is impervious to everything, since Rubber Soul can alter its consistency, shape, and conductivity at will (The same can't be said for Rubber Soul himself, as Jotaro discovers). In addition to attack and defense, Yellow Temperance can be formed into a disguise.

Hanged Man (J. Geil)The man with two right hands, J. Geil, can use his Stand to appear on any reflective surface, where it appears as an assassin with a bandage-wrapped head, bionic brain, and a blade attached to the inside of its right wrist. Like J. Geil himself, both of Hanged Man's hands have a right-hand shape. Although Polnareff at first thinks Hanged Man exists inside mirrors, he eventually discovered that it exists ON, and attacks from, the actual reflective surface—it acts like light. However, if the surface Hanged Man is on is covered or otherwise made unable to reflect light, it is forced to move to another reflective surface it can see, at which point it is vulnerable to attack.

Emperor (Hol Horse)As a Stand that is a gun, the ability of Emperor is bullets that change directions, or be called out of existence, long after being launched. It is wielded by Hol Horse, a cowboy who, at first, hesitated to work for Dio (at least in the anime). Despite its firearm nature, Emperor is actually a fairly weak Stand. Hol is aware of this, so he tries to fight with a partner whose Stand complements his own whenever possible. While commissioned to assassinate Jotaro's group, Hol Horse first worked with J. Geil (to allow for pincer attacks), and then with Boingo (to chart out where Hol should send his bullets). Avdol was felled by Hol Horse and the Stand, Emperor, albeit temporarily. (It was supposed to be permanent, but tremendous fan feedback forced Avdol's return.) It's interesting to note that Emperor and its bullets are oblivious to the normal person's eye, despite having the form of a real-world object (It isn't actually bound to one), and it was partly responsible for its own wielder's defeat twice.

Empress (Nena)When it begins its attack, Empress appears as a small drop of blood. Once it lands on a victim, it begins to grow, first looking like a vaguely face-like tumor, then, as it absorbs the victim's flesh and bone, becomes more humanoid. Eventually, it will completely devour its host. Apparently, its final form is a duplicate of the victim, since the Indian woman that Jotaro's group thought was Nena was actually a cloak of flesh for the real Stand User, a short, fat, white woman. The Indian woman was presumably Nena's most recent victim.

Wheel of Fortune (ZZ)Like Strength, Wheel of Fortune needs a vehicle (in this case, a car) for a substrate. While it usually resembles an ordinary, albeit very dusty, car, it can do things no other vehicle can (e.g. drive on sheer walls, compact itself through narrow crevices, bore through solid rock). When pressed, Wheel of Fortune can turn into a spiked, heavily armored juggernaut. Wheel of Fortune is also capable of shooting gasoline with such velocity it can cut through skin like a bullet.

Justice (Enya Geil; called Enyaba Geil in VIZ version)It manifests as a massive fog, with its "core" appearing as a crowned skull. Once a wound is inflicted upon Enya's adversary, she can call on Justice to thread its mists through the injury and drag the victim around by them, much like a marionette. Eventually, the victim will become a member of her army of zombie minions. This ability is used to great effect as she holds her own against Jotaro and Polnareff. When Enya was defeated by Jotaro, Justice was disabled, and both her army and her city (actually a solid projection of Justice, superimposed upon a graveyard) crumbled into nothingness.

Lovers (Steely Dan; called Rubber Soul in VIZ version)Steely Dan claims that although his Stand is the weakest of all in combat, it can still be one of the most dangerous. Lovers, which looks vaguely like a microscopic humanoid crayfish, operates by attaching itself to the brain of an individual other than Dan, where it receives all sensations he experiences. These sensations are then transferred to the victim, multiplied by ten times the intensity that Dan felt them. For example, when Jotaro punched Dan in the face, Joseph Joestar (to whom Lovers was attached) went flying several meters and was dazed. The only way to prevent its effects is to shrink down the party's other Stands, enter the host, and attack Lovers there; still, with the Stands so much smaller and weaker than usual, Lovers can actually cause damage to them in battle. Lovers's main way of defending itself involves taking dead cells and recrafting them into drones, usually resembling itself but sometimes mimicking other Stands attacking it. It has been known to control well over twenty drones at a time, and they can be distinguished from Lovers itself only by a Stand's touch sensing whether they are made of physical or psychic matter.

Sun (Arabia Fats)A very simple Stand, it acts (and looks) like the Sun, creating heat. In fact, as much heat as Arabia Fats wants. His tactic is just to increase the area's heat to a degree that his victims die of hyperthermia. Sun can also release powerful, amazingly accurate lasers if the targets actually pose a threat to it and/or the User. In order to keep himself from overheating or being discovered, Arabia Fats tracks his targets in a small jeep equipped with a cooling device and a mirror shield.

Death 13 (Mannish Boy)A Stand that appears as the Grim Reaper, but with the face of a clown instead of a skull. When someone falls asleep and Mannish Boy is within range, the victim's dream appears as a carnival in which Death 13 then attempts to kill them with its scythe, all the while terrorizing them with grotesque manipulations of unliving things in the dream (carnival rides, food, even hair). Any injury the victim suffers from in the dream world is carried over into the real world, and victims remember nothing of their encounter upon waking, allowing Mannish Boy to continue acting like a normal baby. A Stand user cannot call upon their Stands in the dream world unless they managed to summon them before being pulled into the dream world (although Mannish Boy is happy to let them think they did by generating replicas of those Stands in the dream...under Death 13's control). It is also worth noting that all that is under Death 13's robe is its head and arms, so all attacks directed at Death 13 are ineffective unless aimed at the head or arms.

Judgment (Cameo)Although it bills itself as a jinn, it has a very robot-like appearance. Cameo's tactic is to get his victim to request wishes, then use Judgment's real ability—animation of the earth—to appear to grant those wishes. He then has the seeming fulfillments of those wishes (often to resurrect deceased loved ones) turn on and kill the victim. The earthen constructs get their power and form from the fervor and desperation of the wish maker's desire and memory, thus giving them access to memories that Cameo himself would otherwise know nothing of (e.g. when Sherry fed one of Polnareff's pet fish to her cat).

High Priestess (Midler)Previously, the appearance of Midler was unknown, beyond being a slender woman with long dark hair (she was only depicted twice, and at a distance). Only in the game made by Capcom was the space filled in, as a woman resembling a belly dancer (the design of which actually appeared as the garb of the victims Hol Horse found in Dio's mansion). High Priestess possesses the ability to possess mineral substances and reform them into any inorganic object (razor blades, valves, harpoon guns, etc.). It initially disguised itself as a mug, which caught Joseph off-guard. Its "default" form is that of a mask with vicious eyes and fangs, and thin arms growing out of its sides. It has been known to possess a portion of ocean floor large enough to imprison several human beings.

The Fool (Iggy)The Fool is among the most basic of Stands in its composition, yet it possesses a remarkable amount of power. It can levitate, appear, disappear or animate objects out of sand. Its normal form is like that of a winged car chassis, with the front portion replaced by a feathered mask and a dog's legs; still, the whole thing is made entirely of sand and dust.

Geb (N'Dour)Although named for an earth deity, Geb's form is actually that of a mass of water that breaks forth, usually in the form of a monstrous claw, whenever it senses sound that N'Dour thinks belongs to one of his targets. The claw is strong enough to cut flesh, and even rip a man's head off and pull it completely into a metal canteen. When not actively attacking, Geb can scatter sand or similar substances as a kind of sonar for N'Dour.

Khnum (Oingo; called Zenyatta in Viz translation)Khnum is bound to Oingo's body. As a result, he can alter his appearance in any way—height, contours, face, etc.—so long as the end result still looks like a human. He can even alter his scent in order to throw off dogs (e.g. Iggy). He cannot alter/generate clothes in this way, although he can alter his hair to resemble a hat.

Thoth (Boingo; called Mondatta in Viz translation)Thoth takes the form of an American comic book (i.e. it reads left-to-right) with decidedly bizarre linework. It can be seen by normal people, even though it is not clear whether Thoth is actually bound to a physical object. The book is not complete, though—many of the pages are blank. In fact, the pages fill up with visions of future events. However, it's not always easy to understand what Thoth is really forecasting, as Oingo found out when he tried to kill Jotaro's group. One possibility is that it creates a single image that forecasts the several possible futures; each interpretation of that one image signifies a possible way things can progress. For example, an image showed Jotaro's face being cut in two by a bomb disguised as an orange; in reality, the one cut (not fatally) was Oingo, who had adopted Jotaro's face to avoid detection. However, when Joseph and Polnareff reached Jotaro, he took an orange to eat. Presumably, if Oingo hadn't taken on Jotaro's visage, Jotaro would ultimately have taken the bomb-orange, and blown himself up when he began peeling it.

Bast (Mariah)It looks just like an electrical socket. Touching it, even the outside—not just the openings—will shock the victim; which is only the beginning of the attack. The real power of Bast is to imbue the victim with an ever-strengthening magnetism, causing metallic objects of increasing size to propel themselves at him. Mariah herself carries a supply of kitchen knives, wires, nuts, and bolts to make sure there's always something that can be pulled towards her targets.

Sethan (Alessi; Stand is called Set in Viz translation)This Stand takes form as Alessi's shadow, although when in profile, it has a crest and beak. The ability of this Stand is to turn anyone whose shadow touches his own into children—an ability assisted by the fact that Sethan can lengthen itself. The actual amount of age lost depends on how long the victim is in contact with it—enough exposure can even make one regress into a fetus. It can also manifest on its hands a weapon that Alessi himself wields (e.g. an axe), and actually attack with it. Jotaro and Polnareff both fell prey to his Stand, in the series. Its name may be a conflation of Seth and Satan.

Osiris (Daniel J. D'Arby)This statue-like Stand has the power to capture the souls of those defeated by D'Arby in gambling (specifically, it takes advantage of the momentary loss of willpower that accompanies the feeling of defeat) and turn them into (tangible) poker chips. It also grants D'Arby a superhuman sense of touch, powerful enough for him to distinguish, without sight, the number of even the thinnest pages of a book.

Anubis (Chaka, Khan and Polnareff)Called the Stand with no wielder, it existed without one because of the sword it was imbued in. When the swordsmith who crafted the sword died, the Stand lived on. Chaka unsheathed the sword accidentally, causing Anubis to take control of Chaka. When Chaka was defeated by Polnareff, he took the sword and entrusted it to a barber, named Khan, who was also possessed by it. Finally, after breaking the sword and attempting to sheathe it, Polnareff also got possessed, but was freed by Jotaro. The tip of the sword ended up in a river to rust. The ability of this Stand is to remember any attack of the enemy it encounters. It will not fall for the same attack twice, making whoever it is possessing a highly adaptible combatant. It can also make itself intangible to all but its opponent, phasing through any object in its path and only cutting them. Sometimes, to facilitate communication with another Stand User, Anubis will reveal its actual form, a vicious-looking version of the god it is named for.

Horus (Pet Shop)This Stand has the form of an ice-encrusted bone centipede with a pterodactyl's head. It can freeze the surrounding area, generate bolts of ice, and even create car-sized blocks of ice, given enough time.

Atum (Terence Trent D'Arby)It takes the form of a red-and-white robotic figure emblazoned with the letters T and D (i.e. its User's initials). It can steal souls in the same way as Osiris, although these souls are bound into dolls, and are not dormant (they constantly beg for Terence to play with them). Rather than heightening his sense of touch, Atum allows Terence to mentally interrogate an opponent with yes-or-no questions, which will always be answered truthfully.

Tenor Sax (Kenny G)This Stand has the ability to generate illusions. Specifically, it created an illusory room for Terence to challenge Jotaro, Joseph, and Kakyouin in, a labyrinth to confuse Abdul, Polnareff, and Iggy, and generally cast other illusions to mask the true form of the interior of Dio's mansion. However, it could not mask Kenny G's scent, and so Iggy had little trouble in having The Fool strike him down and dispel the illusions. Tenor Sax has never been illustrated, only its illusions, so it is possible that it is bound to the air nearby, which Kenny G could then alter to generate the proper images (i.e. the illusion is in fact Tenor Sax itself).

Cream (Vanilla Ice)Cream takes the form of a gangly purple-and-white humanoid with a skull-like head when not attacking. In combat, it can turn itself into a void by swallowing itself and Vanilla Ice. In its void form, Cream can charge around, obliterating anything it comes into contact with; not even Vanilla Ice has any idea what becomes of the remains. There is a limitation, though: Neither Vanilla Ice nor Cream can see during this, so he has to periodically partially disengage in order to see if he succeeded, or adjust Cream's trajectory to take advantage of the nature of his surroundings (e.g. moving in a spiral to guarantee destroying a slow-moving target). Polnareff suspected that the annihilating void was the spiritual manifestation of Vanilla Ice's unquestioning loyalty to Dio and his twisted "gospel" for the wicked.

The World (Dio Brando)Very similar to Jotaro's Star Platinum, this Stand has phenomenal strength, senses and stamina--but faster and more accurate. It can also stop the time (for a longer duration as well). He also has at least a measure of Joseph's psychic abilities (specifically, the ability to create a vision on a photograph). Because it has the combined powers of Star Platinum and Hermit Purple (i.e. Joestar Stands), there is speculation that The World may originally have been the dormant Stand of Jonathan Joestar.

tands of Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable

Star Platinum and Hermit Purple return in this part, not listed here. All Stand names from part 4 and on are music references.

Stone Free (Jolyne Kujo)Stone Free initially manifests itself in form of wires coming out of the tip of Jolyne's finger. The wires can be controlled freely and also be used to listen to faraway conversations. If this string is cut, Jolyne suffers intense pain. She can completely unravel her entire body into a string and quickly reassemble herself. She can also "cut" her string form and make it independent from her body. Later on, the wires turn into a human-shaped stand, which Jolyne calls Stone Free. As she discovers her powers, Jolyne learns to turn her own body into wires and reassemble herself. Her stand isn't very strong compared to others, but it's very fast and versatile. Like Star Platinum, Stone Free also cries, "Ora, Ora!" while pummeling with her fists.

Goo Goo Dolls (Guess)Guess' stand appears as a little humanoid which can decrease the size of the person it is in contact with. Guess's usual tactic is to first shrink down a person then use a skinned corpse from a small animal (For example, a rat) for the person to wear. She does this because she thinks it's cute and she likes to have command over someone weaker than her. The effect of the stand gradually decreases as the person gets farther away from Guess, and she cannot affect herself with it.

Manhattan Transfer (Jongalli A)Manhattan Transfer, also appropriately called the "satellite assassin", is apparently very slow and weak, but is excellent in terms of range. Since Jongalli A is blind, this Stand is a great help to him, giving him information on the target's location and other properties of said target, such as height. Because of Manhattan Transfer's very long range, Jongalli A is able to use this Stand from a window in the men's prison to attack Jolyne.

Whitesnake (Enrico Pucci) Whitesnake can steal and give stands as "DISC"s to people. It turns other people's stands into discs which it can manipulate at will.It can also produce a mist that slowly digests objects like stomach acid, and impersonate other people for a limited time. The DISCs created by Whitesnake are physical objects, so they can be carried by anyone and continue to exist despite of Whitesnake's later upgrades. Whitesnake is also quite strong and seems to have longer range than most remote controlled stands. Whitesnake also seems to have a personality of his own as it is often seen questioning its owner's actions, although it always carries out the orders in the end.

Kiss (Hermes Costello)A humanoid like Stand covered in stickers depicting a woman's lips. Releases stickers that will duplicate an item perfectly for as long as the sticker is on it. When the sticker falls off, the original item and the duplicate will smash together and violently combust. Objects that are able to duplicate also include body parts and people. Hermes receives this stand after Guess gives her Jolyne's amulet that she had picked up.

Highway To Hell (Xander McQueen)Highway To Hell does not have a definite shape, but appears as sort of growth on the victim's body, depending on where Xander McQueen is hurt. This Stand is able to give the victim pain that McQueen is feeling (similar to Steely Dan's 'The Lovers'); for example, he tries to hang himself, and as Hermes Costello was the victim of the stand, she begins feeling the same pressure on her neck as McQueen has. As McQueen is extremely depressed and suicidal, Enrico Pucci considers him a dangerous person, since he will always go to great lengths to give himself pain, thus hurting his victims badly.

Burning Down the House (Emporio Alnino)Burning Down the House has no form of its own, but allows Emporio to manifest the "spirits" of objects, recreating objects that have been destroyed. While it can be used to manifest a variety of object spirits, the nature in which certain objects can be interacted with varies. For example, Emporio could manifest the spirit of a glass of orange juice and pick the glass up, but even though he could taste it, the juice passed through the bottom of his mouth when trying to drink it. He also once manifested the spirit of a garbage can to hide in, and when it was safe, he folded the can up as if it was paper. While Burning Down the House is mainly used to manifest the spirits of singular objects, it can also be used on a much larger scale, allowing Emporio access to spirits of entire rooms that have long since been destroyed. It also seems to allow Emporio to make himself a spirit, as he once made himself visible to Jolyne and not to Jotaro.

Foo Fighters (F.F) Allows plankton to exist in a humanoid form. Interestingly, the plankton adopt the same name as the Stand. Technically, Foo Fighters has two forms: one where she is in a body and one where she is not. While not in a body, Foo Fighters has the ability to travel across bodies of water at super speed, spreading her plankton to faraway areas to manipulate whatever she chooses. In a body, she retains this ability by forming a pistol on her forefinger, shooting parts of herself at her enemies. The downside is that she has to be constantly hydrated and can't fight for extended periods of time. Alternatively, F.F can heal people by using her plankton to microscopically sew wounds quickly together. Some of the most fatal wounds can be healed in a matter of seconds.

Marilyn Manson (Mirashon)A Stand with a visor and strange, tong-like hands. When Mirashon makes an offer for a bet, Marilyn Manson comes into effect the moment the rules are settled and the bet begins. If the other party loses or breaks the rules set down, Marilyn Manson shows itself with the amount of money wagered displayed on its visor, and forcefully gathers the money from the person who lost, the amount of money it displays decreasing in synch with the amount of money it collects. However, it will also take anything that can be sold for money, from taking jewelry and gold teeth to going as far as tearing out a persons organs to be sold to the Black Market. However, the Stand also displays a degree of consciousness, and can be reasoned with to trade objects it collected with others, and it can even be persuaded to make another bet. While it is in the process of collecting the debt, any attacks made against it harmlessly pass through it. Once it has the proper amount of money wagered (or enough objects that can match its monetary value), it will cease its attack.

Weather Report (Wes Bluemarines)A versatile Stand which can control weather that normally assumes a humanoid shape made out of clouds. It can quickly change the cloud's composition to stop or distort him enemies' attacks, rivaling Star Platinum's speed in bullet catching. As when it protected Jolyne against Pucci, Weather Report can use unlikely elements of weather, raining poisonous frogs in this case. Similar to White Album, it can freeze liquids instantly.When Wes recovers his memories, Weather Report regains several abilities it had forgotten. In addition to the above, it could now alter the atmosphere and hence the projection of light, creating various rainbows to fill an area. If someone were to look at the projected light, their bodies would morph into a snail due to subliminal messages, rendering them weak to salt and practically immobile. Because it is a large, static-charged cloud, Weather Report can electrocute anyone who touches it. Lastly, it can fill a room with pure oxygen, paralyzing an opponent indefinitely.

Jumpin' Jack Flash (Lang Wrangler)Jumpin' Jack Flash allows Lang Wrangler to create a large spherical field (about 20 meters or so) in which a zero-gravity effect takes place. Unless something inside is unable to move (like a wall or anything bolted down), it will begin to around aimlessly, and people inside become disoriented by the change in environment. Lang himself is not immune to the fields effects, and wears a suit with suction cups on his fingers and toes to keep himself rooted. However, the biggest threat of this is that the inside of the sphere is like the vacuum of space, limiting the air supply and putting dangerous strain on the unprotected human body. For example, blood was being sucked out of Jolyne and Weather Report's bodies before Weather Report formed spacesuits out of clouds to protect them, and one of Lang's eyes was almost sucked out when he was pulled into the field. Additionally, Jumpin' Jack Flash gives Lang spherical guns on his wrists, and when loaded with small objects (like nuts and bolts), the spheres rotate with extreme centrifugal force and rapidly fire the objects like bullets, and the projectiles are accurate even when in his zero-gravity field.

Limp Bizkit (Sports Max)Sports Max was granted this Stand by one of Whitesnake's discs. It binds itself to and raises the spirits of corpses who are near the User; even the User can be restored this way. Only the spirit is raised; the body remains dead. The spirits are completely invisible, but this can be overcome if the proper measures are taken, such as setting up traps to reveal their locations or coating them with something like ink to show their forms. Nonetheless, Limp Bizkit's power lets the persisting souls perform physical actions, and cause physical harm. The spirits are also capable of moving in ways their original bodies wouldn't have been able to, such as walking on walls and ceilings. The power doesn't extend to controlling the spirits' actions, beyond increasing their aggression. When the spirits are attacked, their corpses take damage in their stead, and the spirits fade once the corpse suffers enough damage. It is possible that the Stand truly begins to act when the user dies (as "Notorious B.I.G" in the fifth part). Sports Max's hobby, taxidermy, enhanced the power of his Stand by allowing him to raise the spirits of animals. While it is unknown if there is a limit to the number of spirits Sports Max can raise, he was able to raise all of the spirits of the prison cemetery.

Given the nature of the abilities and weaknesses of the risen spirits, it seems likely that Limp Bizkit binds those spirits to the air, and gives that air a solid quality.

Diver Down (Narcsio Anasui)As its name implies, Diver Down is able to "dive" into objects by phasing itself into them. Once inside the object, it is capable of manipulating the object to Anasui's liking. Such examples include rearranging the muscles and bones in Kenzo's legs to turn them into springs, and making Yoyoma act like a frog by wiring a frogs brain to its own. Diver Down is also capable of lying dormant inside of an object, and can spring into action once the object has been disturbed. By "diving" inside other people, it can communicate with them mentally, can lends its limbs to other people by phasing itself inside them, and can also take damage in their stead. It is never clearly stated how or when Anasui received Diver Down, but it is assumed that he had his Stand before his prison sentence.

Survivor (Guccio)Survivor appears as a squid-like creature that can attach itself to other people. When it does this it can manipulate a person's emotions, making them go berserk. The victim will take out their rage on anything in the vicinity and has no regard for its own well-being any more. It has almost zero strength and speed of its own, but it can duplicate itself as many times as Guccio wants and manipulate more persons at the same time. Guccio like most of the villains in Part 6, got his stand from one of Pucci's DISC's.

Planet Waves (Viviano Westwood)A humanoid Stand that can attract to itself all the tiny meteorites that fall to Earth daily, at least those that reach the atmosphere directly above it, and let them travel without first burning away in the upper atmosphere. The meteorites are so fast that opponents have almost no time to see them coming and are just harmed without understanding what struck them. The weakness of Planet Waves is that it can't move far away from Viviano, and the meteorites head directly for it. Therefore, Viviano has to put his target between him and the oncoming meteorites in some way (which isn't easy). The meteorites can never hurt Viviano; if one of them comes in a 10cm radius of him, the power of Planet Waves will simply disintegrate them instantly, before they can do any harm.

Dragon's Dream (Kenzo)Dragon's Dream looks like a dragon attached to a compass encased in a bubble. The compass uses Feng Shui principles to point towards the direction of both lucky and unlucky areas. He is capable of taking advantageof this by staying in lucky areas to avoid attacks, and attacking from another persons unlucky areas to inflict the most damage possible. When going for a killing blow, people are capable of placing their limbs in Dragon's Dream's bubble, causing the limb to detatch from the person, jettison at the opponent to deliver the blow, then return to the attacker with no harm done. Despite all this, Dragon's Dream is neutral and has a will of its own, and anybody is capable of taking advantage of where the lucky/unlucky areas are. Dragon's Dream is also known to explain exactly how its powers work, as he thinks that both opponents should have equal odds and doesn't think it's fair that Kenzo tries to keeps the mechanics of its power secret.

Yoyoma (D and G)A rotund Stand with scales and a spike jutting out of the top of its head. Yoyoma is an Automatic Stand, and is programmed to force itself into serving its enemies, doing polite and generous things seemingly on impulse, but then attacks when nobody is watching it. Once nobody is watching it, it begins to salivate an extremely potent acid that is capable of painlessly eating through human beings. The acid can also be mixed with other things to attack in very sneaky ways, such as mixing it with water or injecting it inside a mosquito. The most threatening aspect of Yoyoma is that since it only attacks when nobody is watching it, it is very difficult for others to guess how it attacks until it is too late.

The green baby's Stand (The green baby)The green baby's Stand appears as a bizarre-looking masked creature with jet turbines growing from the sides of its head. As people halve the distance between them and the green baby, they are shrunk down to half of their normal size. As such, the green baby always looks like it is the same distance away while their surroundings get larger. Since their size has been halved, the amount of time it takes for them to reach the green baby is doubled. Once they halve the new distance, their size is once again cut in half, repeating the cycle and making it utterly impossible to reach the green baby. Once they are small enough, the Stand (who's size is unaffected) attempts to kill those who approach the green baby. The only way to revert to normal size is to allow the baby to get far enough away, or the green baby can willingly deactivate its power if it wants to investigate somehing it is curious about.

Jail House Rock (Miumiu)A humanoid Stand with stitch-like markings along its body and its head consisting of a brain with blank, round eyes. Jail House Rock binds itself to other surfaces like walls and prison bars, and those that touch these surfaces succumb to its attack; it alters the victim's short term memory, where they can only remember three new facts, the fourth replacing the first. This renders its victims completely unable to lead a normal life, often having to write down important facts so as not to forget (however, they are prone to forgetting they wrote anything down). This does not seem to affect any knowledge the victim may have had before the attack. Miumiu takes pleasure in humiliating those under the effects of her Stand, and is quick to impose four facts about herself on someone to avoid being attacked. She also uses it effectively when attacking, often firing four shots from a gun so that even if they block the last three bullets, they forget about the first bullet upon the fourth shot and are extremely likely to get hit by it. Apparently the only way to disable Jail House Rock's effects is if Miumiu wills it to stop.

Sky High (Rykiel)Sky High appears as some kind of beetle that always sits on Rykiel's right hand. Sky High's ability is to manipulate rods (rod-shaped creatures that feed on heat). Rykiel's usual tactic is to make the rods suck the heat out of the neck of the opponent. Since the neck is the closest to the brain, the heat that the rods suck out will cause the brain to cool down and stop functioning. The rods also have inhumanly fast speed and appear in large swarms, making it almost impossible to take them all out.

C-Moon (Enrico Pucci)A stand with the ability to adjust gravity to any direction it desires within a 3km range. The Stand user's head is used as the center of gravity. C-Moon can adjust gravity in any way Enrico decides. The Stand was created when Pucci fused his original stand White Snake with the green baby that was made from Dio's bones.

Made in Heaven (Enrico Pucci/Dio Brando)The ultimate stand, evolved from C-Moon, that has the ability to control the gravitational forces of the earth, moon and possibly the entire universe. As gravity changes, Made in Heaven is able to speed up the flow of time to a point where it is impossible for any living being to catch up, with the exception of its user and God. As time continues to travel, the universe will hit the vanishing point, and a new universe will be created where everything repeats itself accordingly to "fate". However, anyone that is killed by this stand in the previous universe will not cease to exist, but simply be replaced by a similar substitute. The Stand's user may then alter things and create the perfect world they desire. The stand resembles a two-legged centaur with many clocks attached to its body and a helmet covering half of its face.

tands of Part 7: Steel Ball Run

Scan/Steel Ball (Gyro Zeppeli)Gyro's stand appears as a set of steel balls which he always carries around. The ability of these is connected to the spin they make. By spinning them Gyro can carve into rocks as well as using the spin to harden or numb the muscles of living things. The steel balls are a very verastile power (Gyro uses the spin to conure up sandstorms or harden his muscles to protect himself from bullets). The steel balls have a throwing range of 20 to 30 meters. It's also said that his power got stronger after passing through the "Devils Palm".

Tusk (Johnny Joestar)Johnny can spin the nails on his hand and feet, and can cut with them as well as shoot them like bullets. The nails always grow back no matter how many are shot. The range of the nails are about 10 meters. He can also move around and preform various feats using the friction caused by the spin.

Pocoloco's Stand (Pocoloco)Pocoloco's stand appears to be some sort of bizarre metal gremlin with a bucket-shaped head. The ability of this stand gives Pocoloco superhuman luck, turning potentially harmful situations into beneficial ones. The stand also speaks to him, giving him the advice to take advantage of these events. For example, a branch that knocked Pocoloco off his horse allowed it to pass through a space which Pocoloco would not have been able to squeeze through otherwise. Despite it's amazing luck and useful advice, it is not infallible. During the first stretch of the race, Gyro Zeppelli takes advantage of a headwind that neither Pocoloco nor his stand could have accounted for.

Oh! Lonesome Me (Mountain Tim)Mountain Tim discovered after passing through the "Devil's Palm" that he could transport his body parts along a rope, similar to water beads moving along a string. He easily retains full control of his body in this state, no matter how thoroughly segmented the body is. The length of his movement is only limited by the length of the rope used.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Oyecomova)Oyecomova's stand allows him to plant tiny 'pins' on whatever he touches. The pins act like tiny, albeit powerful landmines, and have a small watch face built into them. Once disturbed, the clock will begin to count down, and will explode once it reaches zero. However, they can be temporarily disarmed by replacing the pin in its original position. Oyecomova uses this Stand to great effect, as he is able to plant hundreds of pins into a river, a beehive (including the bees living inside of it), and even the smoke from a cigarette.

Wired (Pork Pie Hat Kid)Pork Pie Hat's stand looks like a winch which can wind up its wires with trendmous power. He seems to be able to at least lift about one horse. Through a plate with water Pork Pie Hat can lower his hooks through a different dimension to catch his prey. If he uses a "bait" such as a feather, an insect, or even another human, he can hook up his prey from the bait itself. There are in total two wires which seems to be connected to his front teeth. Wired acts somewhat similar to Pesci's Beach Boy.

Scary Monster (Diego Brando)At first, Diego was a victim of Dr. Ferdinand's Stand, Scary Monsters, which forcibly transformed him into a utahraptor. However, once Diego received one of the Saint's eyes, and Dr. Ferdinand died, he retained the power as his own Stand, bound to his own body. He is able to transform into a bipedal dinosaur which bears his name as the patterns on its tail, and has increased speed and ability. Later on, he is able to use Scary Monster to instead shift into a humanoid dinosaur while retaining his usual consciousness. However, his abilities in this form are yet to be revealed. Unlike actual raptor-style theropods, Diego's utahraptor form has no feathers.

Footnotes


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Stand (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) — Cet article fait partie de l univers de JoJo s Bizarre Adventure. Les Stands, apparaissant dans la troisième partie de l œuvre Les « Stands », éléments au centre des multiples affrontements, que compte la série, sont considérés comme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure — The cover of the first volume of the official English manga release. ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 (JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken) …   Wikipedia

  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future — JoJo s Bizarre Adventure Heritage for the Future Éditeur Capcom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (video game) — Infobox VG title = JoJo s Bizarre Adventure caption = Worldwide sales flyer for the original arcade game, which was released as JoJo s Venture outside Japanese. The upgraded version and the console ports were localized under the manga s original… …   Wikipedia

  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (manga) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir JoJo s Bizarre Adventure. JoJo s Bizarre Adventure ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 (Jojo no kimyō na bōken) Type Shōnen Seinen Genre Nekketsu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Iggy (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) — Iggy est un personnage de l univers de JoJo s Bizarre Adventure. C est un chien qui vient assez tard dans la partie 3 pour aider les héros dans leur future bataille contre Dio. Dans Stardust Crusaders Iggy est un manieur de Stand depuis sa… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Diavolo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) — Diavolo (ディアボロ) Pseudonyme Soliddo Nazo Nom N/A Première apparition Vol. 56, chapitre 519, The Boss’ King Crimson (part 1) Apparition Finale Vol. 63 Profile Age 34 (part 5) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Iggy (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) — Iggy is a fictional character from the Japanese manga JoJo s Bizarre Adventure . He is remembered for his obsession for coffee flavored chewing gum and for antagonizing Jean Pierre Polnareff in the series. Iggy also sported the most unsociable… …   Wikipedia

  • Guess (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) — Guess is a minor, fictional character appearing in the Japanese manga , by Hirohiko Araki. The character is portrayed as a neutral of the protagonist.=Character=Guess is Jolyne Kujo s first cellmate in prison. She stole and bullied Jolyne the… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste des Stands (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) — Cet article est en lien avec l univers du manga JoJo s Bizarre Adventure. La liste des Stands est agencée par Partie et par ordre chronologique. (Pour voir d où est tiré le nom de chaque Stand, cliquez sur le nom dudit Stand. Pour voir d où est… …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.