Santana is a minor antagonist in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part II: Battle Tendency and a Pillar Man. Left behind by Kars, Santana entered hibernation within a lost temple in Mexico until he was discovered by Robert Edward O. Speedwagon in 1938. Rudol von Stroheim and his Nazi subordinates retrieved Santana and revived him to study to know how to deal with Kars's group should they awaken. But Santana quickly adapted and killed most of the scientists, and seemingly Stroheim, before he was defeated by Joseph Joestar.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 8-C
Origin: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Part II: Battle Tendency)
Age: Around 10,000 years
Classification: The Pillar Man
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Superhuman senses, Body Control (Can manipulate his body structure to fit into small spaces, use his bones as weapons, invade bodies and take control of them, and fire bullets out of his fingers), Absorption (Consumes any organic matter with a touch), Regeneration (High-Mid, from power-scaling to the other Pillar Men and vampires), Immortality (Types 1 and 3)
Lifting Strength: At least Class 25
Striking Strength: At least Large Building Class
Durability: At least Large Building level
Range: Extended melee range, higher when shooting out absorbed objects
Standard Equipment: Nothing Notable
Intelligence: Genius. In addition to being a brilliant fighter, Santana is capable of analyzing, understanding and dismantling human technology after being in stasis for thousands of years with no difficulty whatsoever. He became fluent in English minutes after being awoken, purely from observation.
Weaknesses: Will turn into stone if exposed to too much sunlight; Hamon circumvents his regeneration.
- Body Manipulation: Santana is capable of manipulating his body to the point of stretching and fitting through tight spaces like grates and vents, similar to rubber. Therefore, attacks are "absorbed" when they come into contact with Santana's body.
- Absorption: Santana's body is composed of cells that release a digestive enzyme which instantly melts flesh, giving one the impression that the victim is being absorbed into Santana's body. But this effect is ineffective against Hamon users, as the cells perceive the risk, unless Santana can disable them.
- Rib Manipulation: Santana's ribs are as long as 132 centimeters, which can rapidly spin in any direction, making them like blades. They can easily cut through flesh.
- Meat Invade: Santana releases pieces of his flesh, which turn into leeches and sucks up the victim's blood until there is nothing left.