List of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure characters
Characters[change | change source]
Joestar Bloodline[change | change source]
The Joestar Family is a family with English roots with a majority of its members bearing a star-shaped birthmark above their left shoulder blade. In the original universe depicted in Parts 1-6, the Joestar bloodline was inherited by the Kujo Family and Josuke Higashikata. Dio, having stolen Jonathan's body at the end of Part 1, fathered a few sons bearing the Joestar bloodline while awakening use of Stands in Jonathan's descendants. In the universe depicted in Parts 7 and 8, Johnny Joestar married Rina Higashikata with the Higashikata Family becoming a distant branch of the Joestar family.
- Jonathan Joestar: The main protagonist of Phantom Blood, which takes place in 1880s England. A proper Victorian son of a rich Englishman named George Joestar, Jonathan strives to be gentleman and fights fair. Jonathan's life become miserable when Dio Brando lives with his family, eventually resulting his father's death as Dio became a vampire. This motivated Jonathan to learn to utilize Hamon energy from Zeppeli to stop Dio. Though Jonathan defeated Dio and married Erina, who bore his son George Joestar II, he ended up fatally wounded when Dio's severed head attempted to take his body and he died in a final attempt to stop him. But as revealed in Stardust Crusaders, Dio managed to take Jonathan's body as his own and caused the awakening of Stands in Jonathan's descendants.
- Joseph Joestar: Jonathan's grandson and the protagonist of Battle Tendency, which takes places in the 1930s. Raised by his grandmother Erina and Speedwagon, Joseph shared his grandfather's nobility through he has a coarser and more rebellious attitude. While able to use Hamon like his grandfather, Joseph was not initially as skilled in its use until he trained under Lisa Lisa. He initially uses a pair of Hamon-empowered clackers in battle, but he relies more on his wits than brute strength in fights, employing his uncanny ability to predict his opponent's actions down to what they say. Joseph returns as a main character in Stardust Crusaders, acquiring the vine-like Stand "Hermit Purple" which he uses to fight or perform predictions using electronic equipment, and as a supporting character in Diamond Is Unbreakable.
- Jotaro Kujo: The delinquent grandson of Joseph through Holy Joestar–Kujo and the protagonist of Stardust Crusaders, which takes place in the 1980s. His Stand is "Star Platinum", which possesses incredible strength and precision along with the ability to stop time. Jotaro later returns in Diamond Is Unbreakable, Vento Aureo, Stone Ocean.
- Josuke Higashikata: The protagonist of Diamond Is Unbreakable, he is a freshman in Morioh who is the illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar. His Stand is Crazy Diamond, which that can fix things and heal people.
- Giorno Giovanna: The protagonist of Vento Aureo, born Haruno Shiobana, Giorno is the illegitmate son of Dio Brando and technically a Joestar as the vampire possessed Jonathan's body at the time. Bearing similarity to both men both in terms of appearance and personality, initially observed by Jotaro and Polnareff in case he was anything like Dio, Giorno dreams of becoming a "Gang-Star" (combining "Gangster" and "Superstar"). Over time, Giorno became calm, highly self-confident and prone to careful strategics. He then aspires to overthrow Passione's Boss in order to turn the gang into an organization which helps the people of Italy. His Stand "Gold Experience" can turn objects into plants and animals, later evolving to "Gold Experience Requiem" with the ability to nullify any desired action.
- Jolyne Cujoh: The protagonist of Stone Ocean, Jolyne Cujoh is the daughter of Jotaro Kujo who went to prison for a crime she did not commit. Her Stand "Stone Free" allows her to turn her body into elastic thread.
- Johnny Joestar: An alternate version of Jonathan Joestar who is the protagonist of Steel Ball Run, which takes place in an alternate universe. Initially a horse racing prodigy who got paralyzed from the waist down, he regained his mobility by using Spin from Gyro Zeppeli while participating in the Steel Ball Run while developing his Stand "Tusk". In Jojolion, Johnny is revealed to have married a Japanese woman named Rina Higashikata with both the Higashikata Family and his universe's version of Yoshikage Kira as his descendants.
- Josuke Higashikata (Jojolion): The protagonist of Jojolion who was formerly known as Josefumi Kujo, who helped his universe's version of Yoshikage Kira steal a Rokakaka Tree branch for his mother Holy Joestar–Kira. But it resulted with Kira fatally wounded before he and Josefumi were buried alive during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the Rokakaka's swap properties transferring various traits of Kira over to Josefumi until he became a new person with no memory of his past by the time he was found by Yasuho. Once learning his origin, Josuke decides to continue Kira's task of saving Holy. Josuke uses the Stand "Soft & Wet", which allows him to produce soap bubbles that upon contact with an object to steal an object's aspect for use.
Dio Brando[change | change source]
The principle antagonist of the series, mentioned to be pure evil. The son of Dario Brando, Dio becomes a member of the Joestar household with the intent of inheriting it for himself by poisoning George Joestar. When this ultimately fails after Jonathan catches him in the act, Dio uses the Stone Mask to transform himself into a vampire with aspirations of taking over England then the world. Though Jonathan stops his scheme by destroying his body, Dio's disembodied head claims Jonathan's body despite his rival's final attempt to destroy him by sinking the ship they were in. But Dio resurfaced a century later after being found by sailors, referring to himself as DIO while taking residence in Cairo with an army of Stand users as his command. He also awakened his own Stand "The World", causing those descended from Jonathan to acquire their own Stands with DIO destroyed by Jotaro Kujo.
Parts 1 and 2[change | change source]
Robert E.O. Speedwagon[change | change source]
A former street thug from the London's Ogre Street who befriends Jonathan after being bested and spared by him, becoming an ally in his battle against Dio despite lacking the ability to use Hamon. Before the events of Battle Tendency, Speedwagon became rich after finding oil in the United States and establishes the Speedwagon Foundation, which continues to help the Joestar family after his passing.
William Anthonio Zeppeli[change | change source]
An Italian user of Hamon who trained in Tibet, becoming Jonathan's mentor so they can destroy the stone mask in Dio's possession. Zeppeli ultimately dies during the series of battles, passing his Hamon to Jonathan.
Erina Pendleton Joestar[change | change source]
Jonathan's childhood friend who he eventually married, raising their son George Joestar II and then Joseph.
George Joestar[change | change source]
Jonathan's father and died protecting his son from Dio.
Dario Brando[change | change source]
Dio's abusive father, an alcoholic thief who Dio poisoned on the notion that he deserved to die for working his mother to death. Prior to that, even after being exposed as a con-man, Dario won George's favor and enabled Dio to be welcomed into the Joestar estate.
Smokey Brown[change | change source]
An ordinary New York pickpocket whose friendship with Joseph places him at the spectator's seat of the battle against the Pillar Men.
Caesar Zeppeli[change | change source]
Joseph's best friend and a Hamon user, the grandson of William Anthonio Zeppeli. He helps fight the Pillar Men.
Lisa Lisa[change | change source]
Joseph and Caesar's Hamon coach, revealed to be the former's mother Elizabeth Joestar. Saved by Erina on the day that Jonathan died, Elizabeth was raised by the Hamon master Straizo and eventually married George Joestar II. But she avenged her husband's death by one of Dio's surviving zombies who infiltrated the Royal Airforce, Elizabeth was forced to go into hiding in Italy under an alias while becoming the current guardian of the Red Stone of Aja or the Super Aja.
Rudol von Stroheim[change | change source]
A German commander from Nazi-occupied Germany who discovered Santana in Mexico, proving to be honorable in his right as he saved Speedwagon for intel and blew himself up to give Joseph a chance to defeat Santana. He returns later as a cyborg to assist in the fight against Kars and his army, later revealed to have died in battle during the second World War.
Suzy Q Joestar[change | change source]
Lisa Lisa's maid who Joseph falls in love with, the two eventually married and raised their daughter Holly Joestar together.
Kars[change | change source]
The main antagonist of Battle Tendency and one of the surviving Pillar Men, a race of humanoids revered as deities and demons in the New World that petrify while in sunlight and digest other lifeforms through physical contact due to their cells containing acidic enzymes and euphoria-inducing enzymes that keep the prey from realizing they are being eaten alive. Kars created the Stone Masks to prevent his race's extinction while evolve them into the Ultimate Being, ultimately forced to slaughter his people when they deemed his actions against nature. When Kars learn he needs a Super Aja to complete, he, Wamuu, and Esidisi traveled to Eursia and eventually entered a deep slumber in Rome before awaking in the 1930s to resume their search. Having fought ancient Hamon users, Kars develops his Light Mode where he produces saw-bladed appendages from his body. Kars ultimately acquires the stone and become the Ultimate Being, immune to sunlight with ability to produce Hamon and manipulate his body at a cellular level to manifest the traits of various creatures. But Kars's obsession of killing Joseph proved his downfall, being blasted out of Earth's orbit through a volcanic eruption and drifting into space.
Wamuu[change | change source]
A Pillar Man and one of Kars's subordinates, possessing a warrior's code of honor as he considered Joseph a worthy opponent. The Wind Mode he developed to counter Hamon users allows him to control the air in his lungs from his Divine Sand Storm attack to rendering himself invisible.
Esidisi[change | change source]
A Pillar Man and Kars's right-hand, having aided him in the genocide of their people. The Inferno Mode he developed to counter Hamon users allows him to turn his blood into superheated acid to melt down his foes. Though his body was destroyed by Joseph, Esidisi's nervous system survived and takes control of Suzie Q's body to send the Super Aja to Kar while intending to use her as a sacrificial distraction before being safely removed and destroyed for good.
Santana[change | change source]
The first of the Pillar Men Joseph encounters, named by von Stroheim after being recovered and revived on human blood. But Santana goes on a rampage before being defeated by Joseph with his remains placed in custody of the Speedwagon Foundation under contact UV lighting.
Part 3 - Stardust Crusaders[change | change source]
Muhammad Avdol[change | change source]
An Egyptian fortune-teller who is friends with Joseph, possessing the fire-based Stand Magician's Red. He helps in the journey to defeat DIO, only to be ultimately killed by Vanilla Ice.
Noriaki Kakyoin[change | change source]
A high-schooler who became friends with Jotaro whose Stand is Hierophant Green. He was once under the control of DIO, but joins the fight against him and dies during the final battle.
Jean-Pierre Polnareff[change | change source]
A French man whose Stand is Silver Chariot, an armored knight wielding a rapier that can boost its blinding speed further by casting off its armor while producing a series of afterimages. Polnareff's desire to avenge his younger sister's rape and murder by J. Geil led to him ending up being under DIO's control before being freed by the Joestar Group, eventually joining the group officially after finally exacting his revenge. He suffered injuries during his fight with Vanilla Ice. Polnareff later acquired the Bow and Arrow before being crippled by Diavolo during the events of Vento Aureo, forced to use the Arrow on himself at the time of his to evolve his Stand into the soul manipulating Chariot Requiem to protect the Arrow while Polnareff's soul was transferred into a turtle.
Hol Horse[change | change source]
A recurring minor antagonist whose Stand Emperor takes the form of a gun that fires bullets that can change their transjectory in midflight, preferring to work with other Stand users. Hol Horse previously encounters the Joestar group in India alongside J. Geil, nearly killing Avdol. When the Joestars reach Cairo, Hol Horse teamed up with Boingo in a final attempt to kill the Joestar group and ends up being hospitalized.
Enyaba Geil[change | change source]
Also known as Enya the Hag, she is the oldest of DIO's confidents and is responsible for awakening his ability to use a Stand through the Stand-granting Bow and Arrow. Her own Stand is Justice, which takes the form of a mist that takes control over anyone with an open wound and manipulate them like puppets. Enya went after the Joestar group after Polnareff killed her son J. Geil, only to be captured and assassinated by her allies while resolute to take her knowledge of DIO's Stand to her grave.
Vanilla Ice[change | change source]
One DIO's most loyal servants, possessing the Stand Cream which can turn itself invisible and disintegrate anything that enters the void within its mouth save its user. After being turned into a vampire by DIO after killing himself in a gesture of self-sacrifice to provide his master with blood, Vanilla Ice obliterates Avdol and battles Polnareff and Iggy being being exposed to sunlight and destroyed.
Part 4 - Diamond is Unbreakable[change | change source]
Koichi Hirose[change | change source]
A 15-year-old boy who is shot with the Arrow, and gets the Stand Reverb. He is timid, but learns to stand up for himself.
Okuyasu Nijimura[change | change source]
A high-schooler who uses a Stand called The Hand. He does not think he is smart, and he loves his older brother, Keicho.
Keicho Nijimura[change | change source]
A high-schooler who uses the Arrow to give people Stands, hoping that one can save his father, who became a monster.
Tamami Kobayashi[change | change source]
A con-artist who uses his Stand, The Lock, to weigh down people's hearts when they feel guilt.
Yukako Yamagishi[change | change source]
A girl who fell in love with Koichi and kidnaps him. Her Stand is called Love Deluxe, and it lets her fight with her long hair.
Hazamada Toshikazu[change | change source]
A social outcast who acts violently. His Stand is called Surface.
Shizuka Joestar[change | change source]
A baby who can turn invisible with her Stand, Achtung Baby. Because her mother was never found, Joseph adopted her later on.
Rohan Kishibe[change | change source]
A manga artist who uses his Stand, Heaven's Door, to turn people into books and read about their lives. When Kira attacked the Sugimoto family when he was 4, he was the only one who lived.
Reimi Sugimoto[change | change source]
A ghost who lives in an alley with her dog, Arnold. She was Rohan's babysitter, and pushed him out the window when her and her family were killed by Kira. She is his first victim, and was left with scars on her back. She wants her killer to be found.
Yoshikage Kira[change | change source]
The main antagonist of Diamond is Unbreakable, a 33-year-old office worker who is also a serial killer with a hand kink he often gets kink shamed for. He kills young women and takes their hands. He uses his Stand, Killer Queen, to make anything it touches explode.
Part 5 - Vento Aureo[change | change source]
Bruno Bucciarati[change | change source]
An Italian gang member, he uses his Stand, Sticky Fingers, to make zippers that he can enter. He is the mother-like figure of Narancia Ghirga, Giorno Giovanna, Guido Mista, Trish Una, and Panacotta Fugo
Guido Mista[change | change source]
A gang member who uses the Stand, Sex Pistols. He hates the number 4.
Narancia Ghirga[change | change source]
A 17-year-old who dropped out of school to join a gang when he was younger. Because of this, he only has a 3rd Grade-level education. His Stand, Aerosmith, is like a mini airplane.
Leone Abbachio[change | change source]
A former cop turned gangster. His Stand is called Moody Blues.
Trish Una[change | change source]
Diavolo's daughter. Her Stand is called Spice Girl.
Diavolo[change | change source]
The main antagonist of Vento Aureo, the leader of Passione whose Stand King Crimson can erase a moment in time.
Doppio Vinegar[change | change source]
Diavolo's split personality, a young-looking and insane man who oftentimes thinks that things like frogs and car decorations are phones, which he uses to "call" his other personality.
Part 6 - Stone Ocean[change | change source]
Ermes Costello[change | change source]
A prisoner who befriends Jolyne.
Narciso Anasui[change | change source]
A prison inmate who has a crush on Jolyne.
Enrico Pucci[change | change source]
The main antagonist of Stone Ocean, a priest who is one of DIO's remaining followers and sought to see DIO's vision of the world realized. His Stand was originally Whitesnake, which extracts people's spirits and memories, even Stands, in the form of compact disks that can be freely inserted into other people and objects. Enrico later evolves his Stand with a fragment of Joninto the gravity manipulating C-Moon by absorbing a homunculus created from DIO's bone, later evolving it further into Made in Heaven to reboot the universe into one where Joestar bloodline never existed. But he ends up being killed by Emporio, with the universe rebooted once more.
Part 7 - Steel Ball Run[change | change source]
Gyro Zeppeli[change | change source]
A jockey who uses the Spin, which is like Hamon. He is Johnny's best friend.
Funny Valentine[change | change source]
The main antagonist of Steel Ball Run, a dishonorably discharged American soldier who became the 23rd President of the United States and seeks the power of the Saint Corpse for world dominion. He inserted the Saint Corpse's heart into his body to manifest his dimension-traveling Stand Filthy Acts at a reasonable price, using it to transfer his mind to an alternate version and able to summon others from alternate realities, though only he and his counterparts are immune to the universal law where two iterations of the same person cannot be in physical contact with each other.
Part 8 - Jojolion[change | change source]
Norisuke Higashikata[change | change source]
Head of the Higashikata family and owner of the Higashikata Fruit Company. His Stand is called King Nothing.
Jobin Higashikata[change | change source]
Norisuke's oldest son.
Hato Higashikata[change | change source]
Norisuke's oldest daughter. She works as a model.
Daiya Higashikata[change | change source]
Norisuke's youngest daughter. She's a 16-year-old with a Stand called California King Bed. She loves Josuke and can't see very well.
Joshu Higashikata[change | change source]
Norisuke's son. He is spoiled and somewhat mean. He's an atheist.