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The story in JoJo is divided between two universes; the first detailed in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1986 (2th December) to 2003, and the second primarily in seinen magazine Ultra Jump, from 2003/04 to the present.

The first begins with Part I: Phantom Blood; featuring the fraught and bloody relationship between usurper Dio Brando and hero Jonathan "JoJo" Joestar. Attrition between Jonathan's descendants (each identifiable as "JoJo") and their allies and Dio's followers characterizes a broad continuity to this series: In Part II, Jonathan's grandson Joseph combats the Pillar Men, creators of the Stone Mask which granted Dio his Vampiric powers; in Part III, Joseph's grandson Jotaro combats Dio's army of Stand users before Dio (now referred to simply as "DIO") himself; in Part IV, Joseph's son Josuke faces a host of new Stand users in his community in Morioh, Japan; in Part V, DIO's son Giorno fights for his position atop the mafia hierarchy in Italy; and in Part VI, Jotaro's daughter Jolyne battles Enrico Pucci, Dio's acolyte.

The second universe begins with Part VII: Steel Ball Run; featuring many references to events in the former series. Set in 1890, SBR focuses on the fierce competition between dual protagonists Gyro Zeppeli and Johnny Joestar and various other agents for the acquisition of an invaluable, world-defining mystical object, under the cover of the epic American Steel Ball Run race. Leaping to the present day in Part VIII: JoJolion, secret implications to this history are investigated along with the mystery of the protagonist's ultimate identity and the paranormal circumstances surrounding his adoptive hometown.

-Part 1: Phantom Blood

Phantom Blood is the first story arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1987 for a total of 44 chapters. Originally known as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1 Jonathan Joestar: His Youth, it debuted in Shonen Jump double issue #1-2 in January 1987. It was licensed and released in North America by VIZ Media.

The story follows Jonathan Joestar as he matures with and eventually combats his adoptive brother, the cunning, merciless Dio Brando.

-Part 2: Battle Tendency

Battle Tendency is the second story arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump between 1987 and 1989. Originally titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2 Joseph Joestar: His Proud Lineage, the arc is preceded by Phantom Blood and spans a total of 69 chapters.

Taking place in 1938, the story follows the misadventures of Joseph Joestar (a.k.a. JoJo), grandson of Jonathan, as he masters the Ripple in order to combat hostile, ancient super-beings named the Pillar Men, creators of the Stone Mask.

-Part 3: Stardust Crusaders

Stardust Crusaders is the third part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump between 1989 and 1992. Originally titled as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3 Jotaro Kujo: Heritage for the Future, the arc is preceded by Battle Tendency and spans 152 chapters.

From 1988 to 1989, the story follows Jotaro Kujo and his friends as they journey from Tokyo to Cairo to save his mother's life by defeating his family's resurrected archenemy, DIO.

-Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable

Diamond Is Unbreakable (formally translated as "Diamond Is Not Crash"), is the fourth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump between 1992 and 1995. Originally titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Jōsuke Higashikata, the arc spans 174 chapters and is preceded by Stardust Crusaders.

In 1999, the Arrow, manifesting latent Stand abilities, travels throughout Morioh, Japan; as high schooler Josuke Higashikata (illegitimate son of Joseph) and his friends seek out the culprits of a series of homicides.

-Part 5: Vento Aureo

Vento Aureo (lit. "Golden Wind") is the fifth story arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, published in Weekly Shonen Jump between 1995 and 1999. Originally titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5 Giorno Giovanna: Golden Heritage, the arc spans a total of 155 chapters and takes place between Diamond Is Unbreakable and Stone Ocean.

The story follows Dio's illegitimate son, Giorno Giovanna, and his dream to rise within the Neapolitan mafia Passione and to defeat the organization's boss.

-Part 6: Stone Ocean

Stone Ocean is the sixth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, published in Weekly Shonen Jump between 2000 and 2003. Originally titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 6 Jolyne Cujoh: Stone Ocean, the arc spans 158 chapters and is preceded by Vento Aureo.

In 2011, in a prison in Port St. Lucie, Florida; Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of Jotaro, struggles within a longstanding plot agreed between dead villain DIO and ideologue Enrico Pucci.

Part VI is the last part set in the first timeline of JoJo - from Part VII, the story takes place in a separate universe.

-Part 7: Steel Ball Run

Steel Ball Run is the seventh part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2004 and in Ultra Jump between 2005 and 2011.

Set in the U.S. in 1890, the story follows Johnny Joestar, a paraplegic ex-jockey, and Gyro Zeppeli, master in a mystic art named the Spin, as they compete with a vast number of others in the Steel Ball Run race: a mad-dash across America for a grand prize of 50 million dollars.

Steel Ball Run is the first part of the new JoJo timeline, following the events of Part VI's end.

-Part 8: JoJolion

JoJolion is the award-winning eighth part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, published in Ultra Jump from May 2011.

The story begins in 2011 and follows Josuke Higashikata, a young man afflicted by retrograde amnesia, on his search to uncover his identity in Morioh Town, a coastal Japanese town affected by the Tohoku earthquake.

JoJolion represents the second part of the series set in the "Steel Ball Run Universe".

Note: For a more in-depth explanation, read this explanation blog post.

In terms of destructive feats: the verse's top tiers reach up to City Block busting to Island level environmental destruction. It's lower tiers being somewhere in the range of Below Human level to Large Building level.

Speed-wise, top tier stands can go up to Massively FTL speeds (with at least only a couple being able to reach Infinite speeds). The rest being anywhere from Below Human to around FTL or higher. Not including the stands, the characters only go up to Supersonic+ speeds, with only a couple having FTL+ reaction and combat speed.

JJBA's true strong point, however, is in their hax abilities. It has several characters capable of messing with time (three can stop it, one can loop it, another can erase it, etc.), a universal resetter which only "God" can keep up with, a user with a stand that manipulates causality and can exist even when time is erased (albeit, this is only by his stand), an ability that, when perfectly used, produce infinite damage, pierce through dimensional walls/realms plus ignore durability and space-time manipulations, and many more.

Supporters and Opponents of the Verse

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Neutrals:

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Opponents:

Characters

Part One: Phantom Blood

Jonathan Joestar

Dio Brando

Robert Edward O. Speedwagon

Willam Anthonio Zeppeli

Tarkus

Bruford

Dire

Straizo

Part Two: Battle Tendency

Joseph Joestar

Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli

Lisa Lisa

Rudol von Stroheim

Santana

Wamuu

Esidisi

Kars

Part Three: Stardust Crusaders

Jotaro Kujo

Jean Pierre Polnareff

Noriaki Kakyoin

Muhammad Avdol

Iggy

Mannish Boy

Hol Horse

Vanilla Ice

J. Geil

Rubber Soul

Enya the Hag

Anubis

Midler

Devo the Cursed

Alessi

Mariah

Pet Shop

N'Doul

Daniel J. D'Arby

Part Four: Diamond is Unbreakable/Diamond is not Crash

Josuke Higashikata

Koichi Hirose

Okuyasu Nijimura

Rohan Kishibe

Akira Otoishi

Yoshikage Kira

Yukako Yamagishi

Shigekiyo Yangu

Yuya Fungami

Stray Cat

Toyohiro Kanedaichi

Keicho Nijimura

Part Five: Vento Aureo/Golden Wind

Giorno Giovanna

Bruno Buccellati

Guido Mista

Narancia Ghirga

Pannacotta Fugo

Leone Abbacchio

Trish Una

Diavolo

Ghiaccio

Cioccolata

Carne

Secco

Risotto Nero

Pesci

Prosciutto

Illuso

Part Six: Stone Ocean

Jolyne Kujo

Enrico Pucci

Weather Report

Ungalo

Green Baby

Viviano Westwood

Ermes Costello

Narciso Anasui

Emporio Alnino

Foo Fighters

Sports Maxx

Rikiel

Part Seven: Steel Ball Run

Johnny Joestar

Gyro Zeppeli

Funny Valentine

Diego Brando

Diego Brando from Another Universe

Ringo Roadagain

Wekapipo

Part Eight: JoJolion

Josuke Higashikata (JoJolion)

Jobin Higashikata

Joshu Higashikata

Hato Higashikata

Kyo Nijimura

Yoshikage Kira (JoJolion)

Josefumi Kujo

Yotsuyu Yagiyama

Tamaki Damo

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Games

Heaven Ascension DIO

Jotaro Kujo (Eyes of Heaven)

JORGE JOESTAR

Novel Kars

Dio Brando (JORGE JOESTAR)

Weapons

Stone Mask

Stand Arrow

Rokakaka

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