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This story depicts the mysterious Stone Mask from Mexico and its raveling of the destinies of two youngsters and their bizarre adventures!
~ Exposition

Joseph! You will likely meet him soon! You will probably understand his identity and the meaning of evolution! Like destiny handed down by God...
~ Straizo

Because that person is evil incarnate, and his name is DIO! Now that he has been awakened from his hundred-year slumber, it is our fate to fight that man! The only way to break this curse is to find him... and kill him!
~ Joseph Joestar

It's already been three months since the start of the year 1999. The past three months have been really stressful and exciting... until I met those two really strange guys.
~ Koichi Hirose

His resolution couldn't be broken. He began to see his goal in life. Giorno Giovanna... dreamed of being a Gang-Star!
~ Exposition

Do you believe in Gravity?
~ Dio Brando

This story is the tale of me starting to walk. Not in the physical sense, but in an adolescence to adulthood sort of way. When I met that man, Gyro Zeppeli...
~ Johnny Joestar

This is a story about breaking a curse. A curse is something that must be broken, or you will be defeated by it... This mysterious boy who was buried underground— Who in the world is he? Where did he come from?
~ Yasuho Hirose

Summary

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is a continuing manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. It currently has eight Parts and two different timelines. Within them, various members of the Joestar family (always being capable of being nicknamed JoJo) embark on bizarre journeys in different time periods. In the first six Parts, the main influence of these quests is somehow related to the malevolent Dio Brando. In the seventh and eighth Parts, it is caused and driven by a mysterious Holy Corpse.

Parts of the Verse

Part I: Phantom Blood: Jonathan Joestar fights Dio Brando after he becomes a monster with the Stone Mask's mysterious powers.

Part II: Battle Tendency: Joseph Joestar, grandson of Jonathan Joestar, fights the Pillar Men and the creator of the Stone Mask, Kars, to prevent him from becoming the Ultimate Lifeform.

Part III: Stardust Crusaders: Jotaro Kujo, grandson of Joseph Joestar, journeys to Egypt to fight a reawakened DIO, who has set a curse on his mother.

Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable: Josuke Higashikata, illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar, seeks the serial killer Yoshikage Kira to end his killing spree and relieve the spirit of his first victim.

Part V: Vento Aureo: Giorno Giovanna, illegitimate son of DIO and true name Haruno Shiobana, joins a gang to assassinate the Boss and take control of the organization to cease its heinous crimes.

Part VI: Stone Ocean: Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of Jotaro Kujo, is framed and sent to prison by DIO's best friend and final associate, Enrico Pucci. Pucci plans to achieve the unfinished plans of DIO and to achieve 'Heaven'. The original timeline ends here.

Part VII: Steel Ball Run: The new timeline (which holds no relation to the previous six Parts) starts here. Jonathan "Johnny" Joestar, a paraplegic, joins the Steel Ball Run continental race across North America after confronting a man who causes his paralyzed legs to move.

Part VIII: JoJolion: Josuke Higashikata, descendant of Johnny Joestar, is found underground with retrograde amnesia. His bizarre physiology suggests that he is a fusion of a Yoshikage Kira and someone else, and he must regain his memories and why everything came to be.

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

Power of this verse

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

JoJo's true strong point, however, is in their hax abilities. It has several characters capable of manipulating 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 Stand that manipulates causality and can exist even when time is erased, an ability that, when perfectly used, produces infinite damage, pierce through dimensional walls/realms plus ignore durability and space-time manipulations, and many more.

Supporters and Opponents of the Verse

Supporters:

Neutrals:

  • Antoniofer

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

Cheap Trick

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

Sale

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

Magent Magent

Part Eight: JoJolion

Josuke Higashikata (JoJolion)

Joshu Higashikata

Hato Higashikata

Kyo Nijimura

Yoshikage Kira (JoJolion)

Josefumi Kujo

Yotsuyu Yagiyama

Tamaki Damo

Urban Guerrilla

Doremifasolati Do

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Games

Heaven Ascension DIO

Jotaro Kujo (Eyes of Heaven)

JORGE JOESTAR

Kars (JORGE JOESTAR)

Dio Brando (JORGE JOESTAR)

Joji Joestar

Purple Haze Feedback

Pannacotta Fugo (Purple Haze Feedback)

Massimo Volpe

Weapons

Stone Mask

Red Stone of Aja

Stand Arrow

Rokakaka

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