C&C - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - "His Name is Diavolo” [9/12]

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure - Part 5: Golden Wind
Opening: “Traitor’s Requiem” by Daisuke Hasegawa
Ending: "Modern Crusaders" by Enigma


Characters


Giorno Giovanni
Voiced by: Phillip Reich
Stand: Golden Wind (JP: Gold Experience)
Abilities: Life Giver and Life Shot
Stats: Destructive Power - C / Speed - A / Range - C / Persistence - D / Precision - C / Developmental Potential - A
Namesake: Giorno (Italian for “day”) / Gold Experience (album by Prince)
Born Haruno Shiobana, Giorno is the son of the vampire DIO (using Jonathan Joestar’s body) and a Japanese woman. Inspired by a nice gangster who helped him as a child, Giorno has made it his mission in life to become part of the mafia and rise through its ranks to become its leader, determined to stop the drug trade that has targeted Italy’s youth. Sometime recently, his hair turned from black to blonde and he manifested a Stand known as Golden Wind, which has the ability to give anything it touches life. Giorno most often uses this ability to transform inanimate objects into living creatures.


Bruno Bucciarati
Voiced by: Ray Chase
Stand: Zipper Man (JP: Sticky Fingers)
Ability: Zippers
Stats: Destructive Power - A / Speed - A / Range - C / Persistence - D / Precision - C / Developmental Potential - D
Namesakes: “Buccellati” (Sicilian fig cookie) / “Sticky Fingers” (Rolling Stones album)
A member of the Passione mafia, Bruno is one of the more righteous members, sharing Giorno’s desire to uproot the organization from the inside. His Stand, Zipper Man, can create zippers, which can either sever things in two or create pocket dimensions within objects that can hold either himself or other items.


Guido Mista
Voiced by: Sean Chiplock
Stand: Six Bullets (JP: Sex Pistols)
Abilities: Bullet Control and Enhanced Reloading
Stats: Destructive Power - E / Speed - C / Range - B / Persistence - A / Precision - A / Developmental Potential - B
Namesakes: “Insalata mista” (Italian for “mixed salad”) / Sex Pistols (British punk rock band)
Mista is the laid-back member of Team Bucciarati, the most sociable and carefree with a desire for an easy life, a calmness that helps him to focus even in the heat of battle. At the same time, he is the most prone to casual violence for the pettiest of reasons. Mista also has an intense phobia of the number four, refusing to get into situations where the number comes up. Mista’s Stand, Six Bullets, is a Colony Stand type made up of six bullet-like creatures (numbered 1 to 7, skipping 4) that can help guide and control the bullets shot out of Mista’s gun via rebounding shots mid-air, as well as reloading the gun for Misa. Despite being Stands, each of the Six Bullets have distinct personalities separate from their user, can have conversations with Mista, and even eat food.


Narancia Ghirga
Voiced by: Kyle McCarley
Stand: Li’l Bomber (JP: Aerosmith)
Abilities: Machine Guns and Bombs, Carbon Dioxide Radar
Stats: Destructive Power - B / Speed - B / Range - B / Persistence - C / Precision - E / Developmental Potential - C
Namesakes: “Arancia” (Italian for “orange”) / Aerosmith (rock band)
Narancia is the most child-like member of Team Bucciarati, possessing a rather bratty personality. But he is incredibly loyal towards his friends, viewing them like family. His Stand, Li’l Bomber, takes the form of a small toy airplane with all the capabilities of a real fighter plane, including machine guns and bombs as weapons, as well as a radar that Narancia can use to track enemies via the carbon dioxide they exhale.


Trish Una
Voiced by: Lizzie Freeman
Stand: Spicy Lady (JP: Spice Girl)
Ability: Softening
Stats: Destructive Power - A / Speed - A / Range - C / Persistence - B / Precision - D / Developmental Potential - C
Namesakes: Trish Gott (American model) / “una” (Italian for “one”) / Spice Girls (British pop group)
The estranged daughter of the Passione’s boss, Trish never knew her father and lived the first 15 years of her life with her mother until her passing. After this, she found herself placed under the mob’s protection, switching hands until winding up in the care of Buccarati’s group. Now she is targeted by her own father and his personal assassins, who intends to snuff her out to ensure his identity remains secret. While on their journey, Trish has manifested her own Stand, Spicy Lady, who has the ability to soften any material it touches into a rubber-like consistency.


Jean Pierre Polnareff
Voiced by: Doug Erholtz
Stand: Silver Chariot
Abilities: Armor On/Off, Shooting the Sword
Stats: Destructive Power - C / Speed - A / Range - C / Persistence - B / Precision - B / Developmental Potential - C
Namesakes: Jean-Paul Belmondo (actor) / Michel Polnareff (musician) / The Chariot (tarot card)
In 1987, Jean Pierre Polnareff set off on a mission to hunt down the man with two left hands who killed his sister, with his search leading him into the clutches of the century-old vampire known as DIO. However, he was saved by the Joestar family, and aided them on their quest to kill DIO, exacting his revenge on his sister's killer along the way. Though he parted with his companions once their mission was complete, he kept in touch with Jotaro during the 90s, when the two of them learned of the Arrows. Polnareff's investigations alerted the attention of Diavolo, the Passione's boss, who personally confronted him. While Polnareff managed to escape, the encounter cost him an eye and his legs, and he went underground until the moment was right. That moment came when Buccarati's group stood to challenge the Boss, and with an Arrow in hand, Polnareff is ready to help put an end to the devil once and for all. Polnareff's Stand, Silver Chariot, is a fast close range Stand with expert swordsmanship, and can move even faster when it removes its armor. In a pinch, Silver Chariot can even eject the blade of its rapier at its opponent as a projectile.



Vinegar Doppio
Voiced by: Griffin Burns
Stand: Epitaph (sub-ability of Emperor Crimson)
Ability: Precognition
Stats: Destructive Power - A / Speed - A / Range - E / Persistence - E / Precision - Unknown / Developmental Potential - Unknown
Namesakes: Vinegar (aqueous solution of acetic acid, often used in flavoring food) / Doppio (Italian for “double”) / Epitaph
Vinegar Doppio is the consigliere, underboss, of Passione, being the only one in the organization to report directly to the Boss and send out his orders. To most, Doppio appears to be a meek, cowardly teenager, and for the most part this is true. But when it comes to the Boss, Doppio is fiercely loyal and will do anything to serve him. In actuality, however, Doppio is really the Boss’s alter ego, a split-personality which allows him to move undetected while maintaining his anonymity. Doppio is completely unaware of this, but receives orders by talking to the boss through random objects that he believes are telephones. Doppio is able to use a portion of Emperor Crimson’s power, namely the precognition ability of Epitaph to see five seconds into the future, as well as briefly materialize Emperor Crimson’s arms for self defense.


Diavolo
Voiced by: Kellen Goff
Stand: Emperor Crimson (JP: King Crimson)
Ability: Time Erasure and Precognition
Stats: Destructive Power - A / Speed - A / Range - E / Persistence - E / Precision - Unknown / Developmental Potential - Unknown
Namesakes: Diavolo (Italian for “devil”) / King Crimson (British rock band)
Diavolo is the elusive leader of the Italian mafioso gang known as Passione. His identity is a complete mystery that he intends on upholding at all costs, which has now been threatened upon the discovery of his long lost daughter Trish. His Stand, the terrifying Emperor Crimson, has the seemingly unstoppable ability to perceive ten seconds ahead into the future and erase the events that would have transpired during that time (example: If someone tries to shoot the Boss with a gun, the Boss can erase the moment that the bullet would have pierced his body and remain unharmed). No one other than the Boss is able to remember or perceive those ten seconds, and only the Boss can alter events during it.



Episodio 33 (146)
“His Name is Diavolo”
Chapters adapted: 567-571

Previously on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure:
Because of his Stand's superior speed, Secco severely injured Bucciarati, who decided to flee. Secco then received a final voice message from Cioccolata, who informed him that Bucciarati's group intended to meet someone in the Colosseum who has a plan to beat the boss. The mysterious man was revealed to be Jean Pierre Polnareff, who has one of the Stand arrows but is now missing many of his body parts and is confined to a wheelchair. Secco, upon learning of Cioccolata's death, disavowed him and spoke intelligently, his prior simple behavior being an act.

Bucciarati uses Zipper Man to escape underground towards the Colosseum, but Secco tracked him using his highly sensitive hearing. Secco forced Bucciarati out of the ground by creating a rain of stone spikes, but Bucciarati burst a nearby car tire to pop Secco's eardrums. Panicking, Secco grabbed a nearby boy, who coincidentally happened to be Doppio, intending to use him as a hostage to escape. However, Bucciarati used Zipper Man to harmlessly punch through Doppio and unzip Secco's neck. Struggling to save himself, Secco stumbled into the garbage truck containing Cioccolata's body as it drove away.

Meanwhile, Bucciarati's body started falling apart from the damage it had sustained, and Doppio prepared to kill him.

Now:
After the conclusion of his skirmish with Secco, Bucciarati battles the clock to get to the Colosseum before his body reaches its breaking point.

JOJO'S JUKEBOX

This week’s Jukebox is "Epitaph” by King Crimson.


Notes:
  • The chapters which this episode covers can be found in volume 61 of the Japanese manga release.
  • The first 20 episodes of Golden Wind are now on Blu-ray. The first four Parts of both the manga and the anime (as well as the live-action movie) are also available from Viz Media.
  • No spoilers! And stay safe.
 

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You, uhh...got some things on your face there...and I don't mean those beetle things in your hair.

By the way, those dot things on your head have driven me nuts since we met you. What ARE they exactly?

Your...briefcase is ringing.
 

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Are hallucinations a side effect of rigor mortis?

And he leads Bucciarati into traffic. Or through a manhole. Or down a flight of stairs.
 

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Doppio, you're not very good at this subterfuge thing.

Well, at least this one's a phone...a dysfunctional detached landline phone, but still a phone.
 

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What are the odds they run into Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris fighting each other?

Oh crap! It's the Pol-pol!

"Think of it as lifting up your skirt nice and slow!"
Polnareff, I never imagined.
 

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Doppio pulls the transgender-shaming card.

Egypt. Enyaba. Boy that takes me back.
 

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I must watch Stardust Crusaders again sometime.

That explains the eyepatch.

He's right next to you he's right next to you he's right next to you he's right next to you he's right next to you he's right next to you he's right next to you.

If only the ancient Romans had made this place wheelchair-accessible.
 

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Dang. Diavolo really did a number on Polnareff's body.

But hey, I think Giorno might be able to help you with that, Pol.

Diavolo reveals his true form. And...that is the LAST thing I would expect an Italian mob boss to look like.
 

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People who can manipulate time are so annoying.

You've got some nits in your hair, dude.

Good night, sweet Frenchman.
 

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It's kind of weird to comment on but I want to mention that the voice acting for Jotaro/Polnareff is so different in Part 5 in the Japanese Version. At first, some fans like me wondered if the Original VA's were replaced, but nope it's the same people playing the characters. They just sound so mellow, and it kind of shows the years haven't been too kind to these individuals after the Events of Egypt in Stardust Crusaders.

Just something I wanted to share for this Part.
 

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So Bruno only detects souls and is otherwise totally without his senses... sure.

Wow, 2 of the series bridged together and some unanswered questions answered... how the arrows were found, how the witch got hers, what happened to Polnareff, a mission that took place post-Stardust Crusaders, and holy crud, revisiting how the arrow can evolve Stands. Though I don't grasp how Silver Chariot can exist without Polnareff unless it evolved into an auto stand like Notorious Chase.

So that's who Diavolo looks like? Uh, kinda different than that silhouette form we've seen off and on. I guess with the music theme they kept that rule of thumb with Diavolo, make him like rock star? lol.

But I'm conflicted, so many big developments and reveals but Polnareff gets offed so quick but I like him even more because he survived such a horrible ordeal somehow.
 

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Something I'd like to point out about this episode is the parallel in the way Diavolo revealed himself to Polnareff, with the scene where DIO confronts Polnareff in Part 3. Back then, you had DIO (whose name is Italian for "God") at the top of the stairs, signifying Heaven. Here, Diavolo (Italian for "devil") stood at the bottom of the stairs, signifying Hell.

So essentially, Polnareff faced off against both God and the Devil.
 

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