JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures is a Japanese Manga created by (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険), written by Hirohiko Araki. Released for the first time in 1987, the Manga consists of 9 story arcs in total as 9 parts with each arc having its protagonist but each one with the same name ‘JoJo’. The first arc ‘Phantom Blood’ started in 1987 and thereon the series is still running with its 9th arc called ‘JoJolands’ (ジョジョランズ) arc set to release next. The Manga also has an anime series adapted on the third part ‘Stardust Crusaders’ released in 1993 and another long-running animated TV series with 5 seasons as of recent. The first season of the series covers the first two parts of the Manga. The plot of the story is, in short, a family that possesses the power to face supernatural enemies. Each part of the series focuses on one character. And each part comes with a new Stand. The powers they possess have a physical manifestation called ‘Stands’. Several stands come out in the story. Below are some of the most powerful stands that exist in the world of ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures’.
White Album (ホワイト・アルバム)
This is a stand that can be worn by the user (Ghiaccio) as armor. The ability or the power of the stand is to freeze things up or in simple words just ‘ice’ power. This stand can produce ice and use it to create ice to skate around and freeze anything liquid or solid. Using the ice power, the user will be able to have ultra-tough armor made of ice which can protect the user from enemy attacks, and with it on the user can skate on the ice sheets it creates with a speed of up to 80 Km/h. This makes catching a moving car easily. However there is a weak point, particularly in the armor, a heavy-mass object can penetrate the armor and due to the armor’s heaviness, if it accidentally falls on something sharp, the armor’s weight will eventually make it possible for the thing to get into the armor. Another weak point is a small hole at the back of the armor which is the only way in and out of the armor. If an enemy gets hold of that, it could easily attack the user.
Killer Queen (キラークイーン)
As the name suggests, the power of the stand is death by explosions. This stand can turn anything into a bomb, whether an inanimate object or a Human. The user for this stand is Yoshikage Kira. Moreover with the power, invisible missiles can be created to destroy a target by exploding either by direct contact or through a command. In addition to the invisible bubble projectile, it can also create 2 other types of bombs. One is called the ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ which is a highly autonomous and indestructible bomb that could destroy the enemy easily with a blow. Last but not least is the bomb called ‘Bites the dust’ which is a miniaturized figure of the stand (killer queen), it travels and infiltrates the body of a target but it does not blow up until it gets discovered. However, after being discovered it triggers an explosion which results in the creation of a time loop that turns time back to 1 hour before the explosion. And as a result, there is no witness ever to the bomb.
Star Platinum (スタープラチナ)
This stand is one of the most powerful as it comes with multiple abilities of ‘superhuman’ levels. It possesses both superhuman strength and speed that no other stand could compete. Another superhuman qualities are the eyesight which easily identifies targets up to four kilometers away. Moreover, it is extremely precise and can work on tasks such as surgery. With this ability, the stand can remove objects from the brain without harming the person. Another superhuman quality is its ability to catch bullets easily even at point-blank range. There is an enhancement in the ability where they stand to gain the ability to even stop time for up to five seconds. The user of this stand is Jotaro.
The World Over Heaven (ザ・ワールド・オーバーヘブン)
This stand is considered the most powerful of all the stands that have appeared in the story. This stand is an alternate/evolved version of another stand called ‘Stand the World’. And both have the same ability of freeze time however unlike the original one (which had a 9-second time limit), this one does not have a time limit up to which it holds the time. Extremely powerful, this stand can manipulate reality and rewrite existence if touches anything. ‘World Over Heaven’ possess a god-like ability. Along with the power to rewrite anything, this stand also gives its user the power to absorb someone else’s soul. Moreover, just like gods, it has the power to resurrect the dead. However there is one catch to this invincible power, to rewrite time, the stand must first punch something. Therefore without the fists, the power to rewrite becomes useless. Interestingly, when ‘world over heaven’ freezes time and everyone is affected by it, the stand and its user are the sole beings that are not affected by time-freeze. They can move in the stopped-time and attack the enemies who are completely defenseless while in it. These abilities of The ‘world over heaven’ make it one of the most powerful stands. The user DIO himself considers it to be the ‘most powerful’ stand of all. The user is Heaven ascension DIO.
Green Day (グリーン・ディ)
The power of this stand is that it can create a deadly Mold that comes out from the stand’s head, shoulders, and hands. It can spread throughout a body and kill it. In addition to that, the Mold can spread from one body to another. To trigger the growth of the mold, the victim must be at a lower altitude or height, e.g. on the floor or even bending. The lower or more close to the ground a thing is faster the spread of the mold. If a victim is on the floor, then it will be consumed in a matter of seconds. And hence to prevent it from spreading, the victim must raise their height where it won’t be able to reach or grow. The mold can only spread to living things like humans, plants, and animals. It cannot spread and attack inanimate objects such as tables, cars, etc. Another point is that the mold cannot affect ‘Stands’. And using the Mold power, the stand can easily differentiate its body parts and reorganize them later whenever it is required. This stand also can give out extremely powerful melee attacks that can crush the bones of the target or opponent. The user of this stand is Cioccolata. Another name for this stand is ‘Green Tea’.
Silver Chariot (シルバーチャリオッツ)
Silver Chariot is a powerful stand however its user (Jean Pierre Polnareff) was not smart enough to ring out its full potential. Therefore we do not get to see Silver Chariot’s full power. Aside from that, the stand has the power to move at extremely high speed and the speed can increase further if it removes its armor. The armor although it helps protect the stand and the user, however once, inside the armor, the user is not able to see through the stand’s eye. To get a look and to reach the full potential of speed, the armor has to be taken off or removed. But in doing so, they stand and the user gets more vulnerable to powerful attacks. With that speed, it can cut through anything using its Rapier. The rapier can even cut fire in half. Moreover, it is so fast and sharp that in a very small amount of time, it can carve any shape into a stone. There is a catch in this ability which is that the stand can bring out only One Rapier therefore while using if it accidentally slips out of the hands, the user must get to the sword to continue the battle and attack.
Notorious B.I.G (ノトーリアス・B・I・G)
This one is unique as its power is only activated after the user (Carne) dies. It can gradually increase in size, getting bigger and bigger as it consumes and devours more and more matter and energy. Moreover, it also possesses the ability to regenerate itself if it gets reduced to small bits. It requires only a cell to regrow. This makes the stand virtually indestructible. Once it starts to attack there is little that could be done to stop it. It is also known as ‘Notorious Chase’.
Sticky Fingers (スティッキィ・フィンガーズ )
Also known as Zipper Man, Sticky Fingers can create zippers as the localized name suggests. The ability might sound weird at first, but this makes them stand as a very powerful one. Through these zippers, the user can achieve multiple things such as it can create portals through which it is faster to attack. The portal can be used to hide from an enemy and can use the zipper to split its own body if the need arises. The user (Bruno Bucciarati) can use the ability to kill an enemy by creating a zipper on them and splitting their body right there. Sticky Fingers is also a close-range stand.
This stand is also a unique one, it does not attack the target directly but first, it will eat itself and the user Vanilla Ice) and get sent to another dimension. The power is that once they get sent to another dimension, their space is replaced by a portal. This portal is what then attacks the enemies. By moving fast, the portal attacks and destroys anything that touches it. One weak point for this stand is that since the user and the stand is in another dimension, they cannot see where the portal is attacking unless they create a hole into the dimension to watch. Otherwise, the portal can be easily dodged by the targets.
King Crimson ( キング・クリムゾン)
This stand is basically two stands in one. Which makes it a bit confusing however the ability of the pair makes complete sense. The sub-stand or the other one of the two is called Epitaph which can see 10 seconds into the future. And then this can be used by King Crimson to erase those seconds of future if need be with its time erasure ability. The combination helps while in a battle, by taking back the opponents to have no memory of those 10 seconds and in a new position which makes them vulnerable to attacks. This is how King Crimson can fight and defeat its opponents. The user for this stand is Diavolo.
Hanged Man (ハングドマン)
As the name suggests, this stand is a dark one. The ability of this stand is its speed which is quicker than the ‘Silver chariot’. It is so fast that it cuts its opponent without even them realizing that they have been slashed. With that great speed, the Hanged man also can travel on any reflective surface. This is dangerous as it can even travel on a person’s eyes which are reflective and can even attack a person’s reflection. Therefore with the abilities mentioned it can be very difficult to get rid of this stand. In the story, this stand was used by a user known as J.Geil who used the stand to perform extremely bad things to the victims.
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (D4C ) ( (ダーティー・ディーズ・ダン・ダート・チープ)
D4C is considered one of the most complex stands. The ability of this stand is all about dimensions. It controls different dimensions which means the user (Funny Valentine) can even swap places with its version in an alternate dimension. Moreover, instead of swapping places, the user can swap injuries onto their alternate dimension version. The ability can also be used to bring different versions of the user from multiple dimensions at the same place and time to attack enemies and opponents. D4C has a form known as ‘Love Train’, in which it places its user (Funny Valentine) inside a dimension called the ‘pocket’ dimension, while inside this dimension, the user can even change or redirect any harm towards it to someone else in that world.
There is one weak point for this stand which is that although it deals with alternate dimensions and their alternate versions if it somehow came in contact with its alternate dimension version, it will destroy them.
Made In Heaven (メイド・イン・ヘブン)
There are lots of stands with the ability of high speed, however ‘Made In Heaven’, is the ultimate speedster. It is so fast that it can the power manipulate time by slowing it down or speeding it up. With such an ability to manipulate time, the freezing of time does not affect it since it can easily accelerate time. Time manipulation ability is derived from its ultimate power to control the gravitational force of the whole universe. One weakness that this stand has is the lack of physical strength compared to all the other stands. This stand belongs to Enrico Pucci.
Gold Experience (ゴールド・エクスペリエンス)
This stand takes a humanoid form and its range is about 2 meters from the user. Its body design is based on a beetle and its headgear is based on a lady-bug design. When it comes to its abilities, it is quite a speed although not as much compared to the other speedsters like ‘Made in Heaven’ etc. And even strength is not as much compared to the other stands. However, it has enough to destroy vehicles and such. Gold Experience has the power to give life to anything by touching. Even inanimate objects can come to life with their touch. The user (Giorno in this case) can use Gold Experience to turn any object into whatever animal or plant that the user prefers. For example, it can turn a glass into a rabbit by infusing life into it. Just like wizards! The time limit for the living state is long enough. And the object can be transformed back to its original state whenever it is required.
Gold Experience Requiem (ゴールド・エクスペリエンス・レクイエム)
This stand as the name suggests is another or an evolved version of the ‘Gold Experience’ stand. It appears in the 5th arc, ‘Vento Aureo’. Its powers are similar to ‘Gold Experience. By touching it can infuse life into any object and turn it into a plant or animal of choice. The speed and strength are much more enhanced in this stand. Something new in this stand has a god-like ability. That is, it can prevent an event from taking place, which nullifies any attack from the opponent. Moreover, when Gold Experience Requiem attacks, it puts the opponent inside a death loop inside which the person experiences death in a cycle again and again. More briefly put, the person will experience never-ending death once inside the loop.
Tusk Act 4 (タスク)
This is one of the most powerful stands among all of them. It is a Long-range stand. The user for this stand is Johnny Joestar. This appears in the 7th arc, ‘Steel Ball Run’. Tusk Act 4 is one type of many other Tusks. All these tusks are connected with and derive their force from the supernatural phenomenon that exists in the story’s universe, it is called ‘Spin’. Suing the spin power, the stand can fire its fingernails exactly like a projectile, its speed and strength can easily destroy solids. The more evolved the Acts are, the more powerful the spin can even create wormholes in space and move them around. Tusk Act 4 evolved enough to draw energy from the golden spin, it produces ‘Infinite rotational energy’. And with the help of this energy, this stand can even avoid the effects of frozen time. Moreover, even the multi-dimensional power of the D4C does not affect Tusk Act 4. Overall, it can be seen that Tusks are a great and powerful stand.
This stand belongs to Aya Tsuji, who is not one of the main characters. She works in her parlor called ‘Cinderella Beauty Salon’ and is an Aesthetician. She likes beautifying people like Cinderella’s fairy godmother and hence the name.
The ‘Cinderella’ stand can change the appearance of a person. Most of the time the change comes with enhanced beauty. The user Aya utilizes this ability of the stand to enhance her beauty whenever her Yukako (she is also a supporting character like Aya) visits the parlor. In addition to the power of enhancing beauty, Aya even enjoys watching beautiful people.