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What terms do I need to learn to understand JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders?

If you want to understand JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure as is nowthen you should know Stardust Crusaders. This arc of the long-running manga introduced new critical characters and concepts, like Jotaro Kujo and Stands. Additionally, this arc resolves many details regarding the Joestar/DIO feud.


Related: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R- Battle Tendency JoJo Glossary

Unfortunately, if you want to unlock the Stardust Crusaders JoJo glossary in All-Star Battle R, you need to win three boss fights in ASB mode. And the most brutal battle is a five-star difficulty fight between Noriaki Kakyoin and DIO. Luckily, we’ve fought those battles and put together the glossary content for you!

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WARNING: This guide contains spoilers for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.

We’ve organized this guide alphabetically into four sections. You can browse these sections via the table of contents.

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Alessi

Medium: ready. Likes to taunt the weak. Turned Polnareff into a child, but even then barely managed to beat him. Did the same to Jotaro, but was beaten to a pulp and retired.

Anubis

Once owned by an ancient Egyptian swordsmith, this Stand manifested as a sword upon his death. He learns the techniques and absorbs the power of those he fights.

Raffia

Mariah’s Booth. Appears as an electrical outlet. It can even be placed on non-conductive objects such as rocks. The body of anyone who touches it is magnetized, the force increasing until it attracts objects as heavy as cars.

Cairo Bridge

The bridge that spans the Nile where Jotaro and DIO had their deadly final battle.

The city of El Cairo

The scene of the Joestars’ confrontation with DIO. The final battle between Jotaro and DIO takes place on a bridge over the Nile.

Cameo

Booth: Judgment. One of DIO’s hitmen. He uses puppets of Sherry and Avdol to attack Polnareff, but is defeated when the real Avdol shows up and they send him to Hell.

center fold

User of Stand Le Pendu. A man with two right hands who is one of DIO’s henchmen, the son of Enyaba and the killer of Polnareff’s sister, Sherry. He teams up with Hol Horse to defeat Abdul, but dies at the hands of Polnareff and Kakyoin.

Fresh ice cream

Base: Cream. A devoted servant of DIO who is willing to die for his master. In his fight with Polnareff, he kills both Iggy and Abdul before Polnareff realizes he is a vampire and kills him with sunlight.

Cream

The Cool Ice booth. His mouth becomes a void, and anything he swallows besides Cool Ice and the Stand itself is blasted into oblivion and annihilated.

Elder Darby

Osiris Stand user, Darby’s older brother and professional gamer. He can steal the souls of those who lose his bets and turn them into poker chips. He defeats Polnareff and Joseph, but a poker loss at the hands of Jotaro sees him retire.

Darby Young

Stand Atum user and younger brother Darby. A born player, he steals the souls of other players he defeats and plants them in puppets to enrich his collection. He defeated Kakyoin, but was taken down by Joseph and Jotaro.

DIO

Stand The World user and sworn enemy of the Joestars. During the final showdown in Egypt, he uses his Time Stop ability to kill Kakyoin and defeat Joseph and Polnareff. He loses in a one-on-one fight with Jotaro, however, and dies.

DIO’s mansion

DIO’s secret home in El Cairo City, Egypt. The Joestars close in on the vampire DIO’s coffin, but are forced into a temporary retreat by the power of the World. The final battle then takes place in the city.

The emperor

Hol Horse’s Stand which takes the form of a revolver. The bullets he fires are Stands in their own right, capable of controlling their trajectories.

Enyaba

Centerfold’s mother. Hold on: Justice. She taught DIO how to use her Stand, but goes crazy after losing her son. She goes after Joestar, but DIO kills her. She always remains faithful to her master.

The idiot

Iggy Booth. Takes the form of a sand monster. By its very nature, it cannot sustain physical damage. It has all sorts of useful functions, like being able to transform into a glider or a dome.

GL

The hanged man

This stand from Centerfold. He appears to only exist in a mirror and does damage by stabbing reflected victims with a dagger. He can move between mirrors extremely quickly, just like light.

Purple Hermit

Booth of old Joseph Joestar. He resembles a thorn bush and can take spiritual photographs with a Polaroid camera, among other things. Although thorns have limited attack power, they can come in handy in a variety of other ways.

Hierophant Green

Noriaki Kakyoin’s long-range humanoid support is made of a coil that can unravel very quickly. It can strike at a distance of over 100m, but with low power. His Emerald Splash attacks are highly destructible, however.

Hol Horse

Stand user The Emperor and one of DIO’s henchmen, he looks like a cowboy from the Wild West. Lives by the maxim “Don’t be #1, be #2” and has a keen eye for a good partner. He also claims to be the best lover in the world with girls around the world.

Horus

Pet shop stand. Takes the form of a petrified pterosaur. He has the power to control cold, giving him a versatile arsenal of techniques; in addition to creating ice structures, it also makes ice missiles and freezes the ground.

Iggy

Hold on: The Fool. A purebred Boston Terrier, he joins Joestar’s team in Egypt after being airlifted as a helper by the Speedwagon Foundation. He loves pulling his hair out and farting in people’s faces.

Jean-Pierre Polnareff

Stand user Silver Chariot, both a chivalrous knight and a playful ladies’ man. On his travels, he defeats Centerfold and avenges his sister. After a fierce battle with Cool Ice, he finally settles in France.

Jotaro Kujo

Stardust Crusaders protagonist. He is the grandson of Joseph Joestar and the father of Jolyne Cujoh. Sharp and always balanced, but passionate by nature. He discovers his ability to stop time to defeat DIO in the final battle.

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Magician’s Red

Stand of Mohammed Abdul, who has a bird’s head on a humanoid body. It wields flames so hot they can melt metallic projectiles through the air. He also has exceptionally powerful raw combat skills.

Mariah

Stand Bast user. Magnetizes Joseph and Abdul, easily overpowering them. She is taken out of the fight when, at the end, their car- and bike-covered bodies magnetize and she is crushed between them.

Mohammad Abdul

Stand user Magician’s Red. He is a friend of Joseph Joestar. A professional astrologer, with a lot of leadership and charm. He saves Polnareff and Iggy from Cool Ice’s ambush at DIO’s mansion, but dies in the process.

Noriaki Kakyoin

Stand: Green Hierophant. Has a reserved and honorable personality. He takes the lead in the clash with DIO and, despite being mortally wounded, manages to warn Joseph of the world’s time-stopping abilities before taking his last breath.

Nukesaku

A vampire and one of DIO’s henchmen who has no Stand abilities. He tries to trick the Joestars with his ability to impersonate a woman, but fails. Captured, he is forced to help open DIO’s coffin, only to be killed by DIO himself.

Pet Shop

Stand Horus user. A falcon guarding the front door of DIO’s mansion. Nearly killed Iggy until, in a final gambit, the dog bit his beak and caused his pillar of ice to backfire, killing him.

Phillips

A U.S. senator in Cairo who encounters DIO, who forces him to drive his car into unfortunate innocents in pursuit of Joestar and company. The chase ends when he is killed and his body dumped on Joestar and company.

SZ

silver chariot

Stand of Jean Pierre Polnareff, with a sword and armor like a horseman from the Middle Ages. Her power is mundane, but the rapier is incredibly quick and she can shed her armor to increase her speed. He can also throw his blade very precisely.

soul sacrifice

Ebony Devil Stand user and henchman of DIO known as Soul Sacrifice the Cursed. He attacks Polnareff, but dies when the Frenchman’s quick wit turns the battle around using a mirror, and nearly Soul Sacrifice’s entire body is cut to shreds.

Support

A form of guardian spirit or avatar that stands at the side of its user, using supernatural powers to defend them and attack their enemies.

Star platinum

Jotaro Kujo’s Stand, endowed with astronomical power, speed, accuracy, eyesight and visual acuity such that he can catch fly balls in his fingertips. Coupled with Jotaro’s flawless skills, his impressive stats could make him the greatest Stand in history.

The world

DIO’s optimized short-range mount, with even greater speed and power than Star Platinum, plus the ability to stop time. At first, he can only manage about five seconds, but during a battle with Jotaro, he stops time down to ten seconds.

Zenyatta and Mondatta

Zenyatta’s stand is Khnum, while Mondatta’s stand is Thoth. The pair oppose the Joestars, but Zenyatta is retired after destroying himself. Mondatta later joins forces with Hol Horse, but retires after Iggy mauls him.

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