Jotaro Kujo is
the protagonist of part three (Stardust Crusaders) of the manga series JoJo's
Bizarre Adventure (which debuted 1989). Jotaro
is Holly Kujo's son and Joseph
grandson. In Stardust Crusaders, Jotaro turned himself in to the police
because he believes his Stand is an evil spirit possessing him. To
demonstrate, he steals a gun from a prison guard, and tries to shoot himself
in the head. A phantom hand emerges from his arm and catches the bullet, which
only Jotaro's mother can see. Later, Joseph comes to Jotaro's aid with Avdol.
A brief fight ensues due to Jotaro's defiance, getting Avdol involved. After
learning about Stands, Jotaro gets used to Star Platinum - a fierce, muscular,
vaguely Aztec-looking spirit.
It is revealed that
the stands manifested recently because of the return of Joseph.
As Dio Brando attached his head to Joseph
Joestar's body, this resulted in the rest of the family gaining stands as
well. However, as Holly lacks the fighting spirit to control it, her Stand is
slowly killing her. Joseph and Avdol determine that unless they kill Dio
within fifty days and thus break his Stand's influence, Holly will die. This
leads the group across the world to Egypt where Dio is, crossing through Hong
Kong, Singapore, Calcutta, Pakistan, Karachi and finally Cairo. All along the
way they are joined by Kakyoin,
and Iggy, and are attacked by Stand users and
assassins sent by Dio. In part 6 Stone Ocean, Jotaro becomes an oceanologist,
moves to the United States, eventually marries, and his daughter Jolyne Kujo
inherits Stand powers. She also adopts an outfit style similar to his at one
point due to her fascination and respect for her father.
One of the strongest
Stands in the JoJo universe, Star Platinum possesses superhuman senses,
strength, stamina, accuracy and speed. It can see for great distances and at
great magnifications. It is similar to Dio Brando's The World, and can
likewise stop time, but that ability is only revealed in Jotaro's final battle
with Dio Brando at the end of part 3. Here at his peak, Jotaro can stop time
for as long as 5 seconds. It's stated that Star Platinum can freeze time for
longer, but 5 seconds is the limit for human endurance under stopped time.
After Dio's defeat Jotaro's Stand is the strongest Stand in the JoJo universe.
Star Platinum The World, an evolved version of the Stand, appears near the end
of part 6 Stone Ocean.
Updated: Sep. 1st, 2023
Jotaro has an unorthodox
fighting style, an ultra cool personality, a snazzy outfit, and a chip on his shoulder. He's
got all the right things to be the hero of his series, that's for sure. Over the
years, Jotaro's appearance and mannerisms have become iconic in the manga
universe... and I'm not surprised, muthaf*cka.
Jotaro's appearance and undeniable coolness has inspired many other characters out
there, including a few in the fighting game universe (such as Bahn
from Fighting Vipers). In 1998, Capcom translated Jotaro perfectly into
2D fighting game form, "officially" introducing him to the North
American audience for the first time ever. That's pretty cool when you think about it. I always enjoyed using Jotaro in the
first JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fighting game. His return in JoJo's
Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle was awesome to see, along with the rest of the original cast who made it in. Finally, I've always been confused by (yet loved) how
Jotaro's hair just eventually "becomes" his hat. Ora Ora Ora Ora Oraaaa!
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