Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is on ongoing series by Hirohiko Araki since 1986. The Series presents a series of Protagonist the the Joestar Birthmark and all their bizarre adventures. The manga is not incredibly well known overseas however it is worth a read, it is a incredibly unique and smart manga that does not insult the reader and will give you plenty of characters to love. The Story is up to 8 parts so farThey are the highest peaks, we look up to. They have the great influence on MANGA, e.g. "One Piece", "Naruto", "Hunter X Hunter", "Shaman King" and so on. And the legend is "To be continued...", these stories center around the fated misadventures of the Joestars and Dio over the centuries:
Part 1: Phantom Blood, The birth of a legend: Jonathan Joestar in the 19th century, U.K.
Part 2: Battle Tendency, The apex predator: Joseph Joestar in 1938 from America to Europe
Part 3: Stardust Crusaders, Dio's restoration: Jotaro Kujo and Joseph Joestar in 1987 from Japan to Egypt
Part 4: Diamond Unbreakable, Killer in a local city: Josuke Higashikata, Jotaro Kujo and Joseph Joestar in 1999, Japan
Part 5: VENTO AUREO, Dio's Son: Giorno Giovana in 2001, Italy
Part 6: Stone Ocean, The Salvation: Jolyne Kujo and Jotaro Kujo in 2011 from a prison to Heaven
Part 7: Steel Ball Run, The Regeneration: Johnny Joestar in 1890 from the West Coast to the East in U.S.A.
Part 8: Jojolion, The man from nowhere: Josuke Higashikata (Alternate) in 2012-13, Japan-???
So for this thread I will list in order from the least powerful to the most powerful and give a bio for the main character for each part. but first I shall give the rules involving a Stand. First off, ONLY Stand users can see other Stands, this was stated in the story and by characters as well as official bios, in fact in part 4 even a ghost girl (Reimi) could not see the Stand however she was still able to be effected by them. The power of a Stand is absolute for example if a Stand that manipulated fire fights a person who can make and and become fire then the Stand users' powers are stronger since one without a Stand cannot defeat or see or interact with one who does have a Stand. Here are the images taken from a official source (one of the JJBA data books I believe) on Stands
- General Stand Rules[
- A Stand protects its user, like a guardian. The name comes from "standing by" the user, sometimes using their powers without direct orders in order to protect the user, and by extension, themselves.
- A person can only have one Stand, though that Stand can go through metamorphosis to evolve (Echoes, for example).
- As a Stand is part of the user, damage is reflected between the two. In most circumstances, if the Stand's leg is sliced off, the user will lose their leg as well. Some Stands, such as The Fool, and the armor of Silver Chariot, are immune to this effect.
- Stands can only be seen by Stand users. There are exceptions, but only with Stands that are bound to physical objects (for example, Strength and Yellow Temperance).
- The further the Stand is from its user, the weaker the Stand becomes, with most only being capable of acting within three meters. Some exceptions are Hierophant Green and Highway Star.
- Stands are usually bound to the user's body, but exceptions are abound, such as Wheel of Fortune being bound to a car, and The Fool being bound to sand.
- Most Stands have no personal goals, serving their master without question. Stands who don't have users will generally go wild, such as Notorious B.I.G. and Anubis. Some Stands show personality, speaking to others besides their master, but most still serve their master without question, The only shown exceptions were Surface, Whitesnake, who was shown to question his Master's motives (though it never spoke out), and Cheap Trick, whose motives are wholly selfish. An exception to this rule can be Silver Chariot Requiem. At the end of Part V: Vento Aureo, he attempted to turn all living things in the world into new life forms.
- The first Stands in the JoJo Universe are named after the Major Arcana of the Tarot and Egyptian Gods. From near the end of Part III onwards, stands were named after musical bands, albums, and songs. In part VI, many stand users are named after fashion labels.
A Stand's abilities are categorized by 6 statistics: destructive power, speed, range, durability/staying, precision and developmental potential/learning.
- Destructive Power: Measures the Stand's strength and ability to cause destruction in a given period of time. Not only limited to the muscle of the Stand, but to also its abilities combined.
- Speed: Measures the Stand's agility and performance speed.
- Range: Measures the Stand's range of manifestation, range of ability influence, and spatial mobility.
- Durability/Staying: Measures the Stand's endurance and level of susceptibility to damage and attacks.
- Precision: Measures the Stand's accuracy and its ability's range of influence to specified targets.
- Development Potential/Learning: Measures the Stand's possible functions and utilization of its abilities and powers.
Each statistic is ranked from A to E, though rankings of Infinite and None are also possible.
Rankings are defined as follows:
C: Average (the same level as a normal person, although for speed it is at least mach speed as shown with Sex Pistols)
E: Very Weak
For range, rankings are defined as follows:
A: 100m. (Universal for some, i.e. The World, Stairway to heaven, Gold Experience Requiem, D4C, ect)
For speed, here are the rankings:
A: Light-speed or above (Unless Stand has infinite speed or teleportation.)
B: Massively Hypersonic+ (Mach 10 or so, are some Stands with B class speed have shwon to fight at lightspeed or faster i.e. The Hand and Hierophant Green who moved faster than even Star Platinum could see.)
C: Mach speed or average human (Sex Pistols was able to block 3 bullets while holding ice from fataly injurying Mista without the notice of other Stand users. On the other hand, Wheel of Fortune has a C in speed and it is a car or White Album who was able to keep up with a speeding car.)
D: Below average (These kind of Stands usually only use their ability and not their physical stats.)
E: Almost no speed at all (These are usualy stands that are inanimate or have no realy body to speak of (I.e. Super Fly which is a tower.)
Strength, durability, and Staying may vary.
Here is an example:
Similar bios are given to characters as well:
Now there are 3 types of powers in Jojo's Bizarre adventure
1. Hamon (The Ripple, or the Spin in part 7's case)
3. Pillar men (Vampires)
I will now get the respect thread you have been waiting for, starting with the first series (The weakest) and working my way up to part 8 (Although part 5,6, and 7 had the strongest Stands.). Part 1's highest speed feat is slightly faster than light and it's highest destructive capabilities were city block level+
And who better to start off our respect thread than the guy who started it all:
Name: Jonathan Joestar
Series: part 1, Phantom Blood.
Powers and abilities: Super strength, speed. durability, mastery of the ripple, high combat intelligence, swordsmanship, boxing champ.
Weakness: Has no Stand and is mortal.
Destructive level: City block level (far stronger than a being who could casually shatter cliffs)
Durability: Building level+
Physical Strength" at least 5-10 tons (Tore apart a steel chain that even a super powered vampire could not break as well as able to enhance muscles with the Ripple.)
Gears: Pluck (His magical sword)
Stamina: High, can fight multiple strong opponent with heavy injuries.
Intelligence: Extremely smart, able to find out mysteries to ancient artifact and expert strategist, able to master the ripple in weeks.
Powers: The ripple, or hamon, is a ki – like energy that can be trained in the body by the use of proper breathing techniques. It’s a form of energy that can be used in many different ways, such as delivering electricity – like shocks, enhancing physical strength, cutting through things like a sharp blade, creating light, etc. The energy is similar in composition to sunlight, so it is especially effective against vampires and other such creatures.
But this is show not tell, so now i will get started with Strength:
From part 1 we have a random guy who was changed into a vampire by the stone mask, the guy stumbled over and tapped the wall and caused this with a sliced fist:
While fighting a vampire much bigger and stronger than the one above, Jonathan uses Hamon and easily slices through his fist:
He was able to break chains that the above vampire could not even budge:
And using Hamon, he completely obliterated the vampire (Tarkus) in two hits:
Able to heal and fight with a broken neck:
Here is a awesome video of the series with an amazing song from an amazing group: Soul'd out, this goes over parts 1-7 with no spoilers:
And here is another video giving you a sample of the awesome fights and what better than Jotaro vs Dio:
Will update more to the respect part later tonight, this alone took a few hours to search for the images and such, but it will be awesome and lengthy with part 1 alone, I will try to leave out too many spoilers (With the exception of the abilities) Enjoy