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Battle Tendency

Second story arc of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

This article is about the manga. For animated TV series adaptation, see JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (season 1).

Battle Tendency (Japanese: 戦闘潮流, Hepburn: Sentō Chōryū) is the second story arc of the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. It was serialized for around 1+1⁄2 years in Weekly Shōnen Jump from November 2, 1987 to March 2, 1989[2][3] for 69 chapters, which were later collected into seven tankōbon volumes. In its original publication, it was referred to as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2 Joseph Joestar: His Proud Lineage.[a] The arc was preceded by Phantom Blood (1987) and followed by Stardust Crusaders (1989–1992).

Set in North America and Europe in 1938–39, the story follows Joseph Joestar and Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli, descendants of Jonathan Joestar and Will A. Zeppeli from Phantom Blood who can manipulate sunlight-based energy called Hamon. Along with the Hamon master Lisa Lisa, Joseph and Caesar seek to prevent ancient humanoids called the Pillar Men, who invented the stone masks from Phantom Blood, from obtaining a powerful stone called the Super Aja, which would evolve them into ultimate beings and conquer their vulnerability to sunlight.

In 2012, Battle Tendency was digitally colored and released as digital downloads for smartphones and tablet computers. A four-volume re-release under the title JoJonium was published in 2014.[4] This version was licensed and released in North America by Viz Media in 2015 and 2016.[5]

Battle Tendency was adapted as part of the first season of David Production's 2012 anime television series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Plot[edit]

In the series' backstory, 102,000 years ago in a place that would be modern-day Mexico, it started with a mysterious but powerful race with incredibly long lifespans and the ability to absorb life forces from plants and animals, although they had the disadvantage of being easily disintegrated if exposed to sunlight and thus lived underground instead. Kars, an underground-dwelling humanoid being known as a Pillar Man, created a stone mask which grants immortality by absorbing life energy to conquer the sun (which kills his kind). He slaughtered all but four of the tribe.[6] As the Pillar Mens' bodies were already immortal, they required more power for them to become ultimate beings.[7] In 39 AD,[8] three of the Pillar Men, Kars, Wamuu, and Esidisi, came to the Roman Empire to find a perfectly-cut Red Stone of Aja[b][9] known as the Super Aja.[c][7] Kars, Wamuu, and Esidisi developed fighting styles to counter Hamon,[10] an energy with the same properties as the energy from sunlight,[11] and nearly wiped out the Hamon tribe,[9] but the stone narrowly escaped them.[7] Following this, the Pillar Men went into a 2,000-year sleep.[9]

In 1889, Erina Joestar's husband Jonathan was killed by Dio Brando on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Erina survived and saved the life of a baby girl,[12] whose parents were killed by the stone mask.[13][d] The girl, Elizabeth, was raised by the Hamon master Straizo, who taught her to use Hamon[13][15] and gave her the Super Aja.[13] Elizabeth married Erina's son George and they had a son called Joseph. When Joseph was a baby, George was killed by a zombie that blended in as a commander of the Royal Flying Corps and his death was covered up. Upon killing the zombie in an act of revenge, a warrant for Elizabeth's arrest was sent out. She went into hiding and adopted the alias Lisa Lisa.[15] Joseph was raised by Erina.[16] He inherited Hamon abilities from Jonathan.[17]

At the start of the series, in the fall of 1938, Joseph and Erina move from London to New York.[18] Meanwhile, former thug turned oil baron Robert E. O. Speedwagon invites Straizo to Mexico to destroy a sleeping Pillar Man with Hamon. Straizo instead wounds Speedwagon,[17] and uses a stone mask near the Pillar Man and Speedwagon's blood to become an immortal vampire. Straizo goes to New York to destroy Joseph and Erina, believed to be the last people who know about the stone mask.[16] When Joseph defeats Straizo, Straizo tells him that the Pillar Man is about to awaken and he will meet the Pillar Man soon. Intrigued, Joseph goes to Mexico.[19] Joseph saves Speedwagon, who survived, from the awakened Pillar Man named Santana,[e][20] and tricks Santana into being turned to stone by the sunlight reflected from a well.[21]

Joseph and Speedwagon travel to Rome, where they meet Caesar Zeppeli,[22] a man who trained in Hamon to continue the legacy of his father Mario and grandfather Will.[23] However, the group arrives too late to prevent Kars, Wamuu, and Esidisi from awakening.[24] Joseph plays on Wamuu's pride and convinces Wamuu to let him live to be a more worthy opponent. Both Wamuu and Esidisi implant poison-filled rings in his aorta and windpipe, giving Joseph 33 days to get the antidotes from each of them.[25]

Joseph and Caesar train in Hamon under Lisa Lisa on Air Suplena Island off the coast of Venice.[26] Joseph and Caesar destroy Esidisi.[27] The group tracks down Kars and Wamuu to Switzerland.[28] Caesar is killed fighting Wamuu one-on-one, and takes the antidote for Joseph before dying.[29] Joseph and Lisa Lisa then confront Kars and Wamuu for the Super Aja, Lisa Lisa bluffing that she has a timed explosive that will destroy the stone.[30] Joseph kills Wamuu in battle.[31][32]

On February 28, 1939,[6] Kars acquires the Super Aja[33] and uses it along with the stone mask to become the ultimate being.[15] Now immune to the sun[34] and able to use Hamon,[6] Kars's only desire is to kill Joseph.[34] Joseph steals a Nazi plane and tries to crash it and Kars into the volcanic island of Vulcano.[35] Joseph and Kars escape, but the shock of the plane crash causes a volcanic eruption.[36] Kars attempts to kill Joseph with Hamon, but Joseph instinctively holds up the Super Aja, which causes the energy to prompt an eruption climax, sending Joseph and Kars flying into the sky on a large rock. Kars is knocked into space by volcanic debris.[6] Unable to perish, he drifts through space for eternity, eventually ceasing to think. Returning to Earth, Joseph is nursed to health by Lisa Lisa's assistant Suzi Q,[f] whom he marries. In the epilogue, set in 1987, an aged Joseph takes a flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Japan, where his daughter and grandson live, leading in to the first chapters of the following story arc, Stardust Crusaders.[37]

Characters[edit]

See also: List of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure characters § Part 2: Battle Tendency_2

  • Joseph Joestar[g] is the main protagonist and grandson of Jonathan Joestar. Like Jonathan, he can use Hamon, though he is not initially as skilled in its use as Jonathan was. He initially uses a pair of Hamon-empowered clackers in battle, but he relies more on his wits than brute strength in fights, employing his uncanny ability to predict his opponent's actions down to what they will say next. Joseph makes return appearances in Stardust Crusaders and Diamond Is Unbreakable.
  • Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli[h] is a suave ladies' man and the grandson of Jonathan Joestar's teacher Will A. Zeppeli. He is rather cool and collected, especially compared to Joseph, with whom he is grudgingly paired to fight the Pillar Men. But over time, Joseph starts to grow on him so much that he is able to understand his strange thought patterns and they form an unbeatable duo. He infuses the Hamon into soap bubbles he creates with his specially-made gloves. Caesar dies near the end, in way like his grandfather, giving Joseph the last of his "Hamon" to help him defeat the rest of the pillar men.
  • Lisa Lisa,[i] formerly Elizabeth,[j] is a mysterious Hamon master who lives in Venice. She is introduced as Caesar's Hamon teacher and later revealed to be the last surviving master of the Hamon Tribe as well as Joseph's mother. She fights by conducting Hamon through her specially made scarf, that was made with the yarn of the Satiporoja beetle, that can conduct Hamon at 100%.
  • Smokey Brown[k] is an ordinary pickpocket hailing from New York whose newfound friendship with Joseph Joestar places him at the spectator's seat of the battle against the Pillar Men.
  • Robert E. O. Speedwagon[l] is an ally of Joseph and an old friend of the Joestars. Since the events of Phantom Blood, Speedwagon has settled in America, where he became an oil tycoon and founded the Speedwagon Foundation in order to deal with paranormal threats such as the Stone Mask and, later, the Pillar Men.
  • Rudol von Stroheim[m] is the commander of the Nazi forces who discovered Santana[e] in Mexico. He is responsible for not only saving the life of Speedwagon, but also for trying to help Joseph defeat Santana by blowing himself up along with him. He returns later as a cyborg to assist in the fight against Kars and his army.
  • Esidisi[n] is one of the Pillar Men. Like the other Pillar Men, he uses a particular fighting style known as a "Mode". Esidisi's Heat Control Mode[o] allows him to make his blood boil at 500 °C (932 °F) and inject it into his foes to burn them alive by extending his needle-like blood vessels out of his own body.
  • Wamuu[p] is one of the Pillar Men and Kars's loyal servant, following a warrior's code of honor. His Wind Mode[q] allows him to control the air in his lungs, which he can use to blast his opponents, cut them with extremely fast gusts, or render himself invisible.
  • Kars[r] is the main antagonist of Battle Tendency as well as the leader of the Pillar Men and the creator of the stone masks. He uses Light Mode,[s] which allows him to produce saw-bladed appendages from his body which produce a radiant glow. He is intelligent and ruthless, and single minded in his dedication to become the ultimate being.[t] Though Kars succeeds, his obsession with killing Joseph leads to his defeat, as he ends up being knocked out of Earth's orbit and frozen in space.
  • Santana[e] is one of the Pillar Men. He was discovered by the Nazis in Mexico. Although he does not have a Mode, he is able to manipulate his body, allowing him to squeeze into tiny spaces and use his ribs as blades. He can also absorb other people into his own body. When awakened, Santana attempted to absorb Joseph Joestar and Stroheim, but he was turned into stone by the sun.

Production[edit]

Because it was "unprecedented" to kill off the main character in a Weekly Shōnen Jump manga in 1987, Hirohiko Araki made the protagonist of Battle Tendency look very similar to Part 1's Jonathan, but with a more adventurous and confrontational personality. Araki called Joseph a swindler in comparison to the gentlemanly Jonathan, because he is constantly looking to win and will do insane things without hesitation. This was not only to create contrast between the two, but also because the author wanted to shift from the physical battles in Part 1 to more "cerebral" fights. He wanted Joseph to be a shōnen manga hero who bends the rules as he fights, like the protagonist of his earlier series Cool Shock B.T., winning by cunning and logic, instead of bravery and perseverance.[38]

Having not been able to show a friendly rivalry between Jonathan and Dio Brando in Part 1, Araki introduced Caesar Zeppeli to present a more positive friendly rivalry between him and Joseph since Weekly Shōnen Jump is a shōnen magazine. Because Joseph and Caesar both inherited the bloodlines of their grandfathers, the author wanted to connect their individual Hamon abilities to their last names. Thus he gave Joseph a "trickster" style, and Caesar the seemingly fleeting-bubbles as a "representation of his fate and the burden he is carrying." Having never been a fan of the main character receiving some unbeatable ability, Araki enjoys giving characters weapons with faults and having them make up for it with strategy. He noted that the spherical shape of the bubbles allowed him to morph them into discs or use them as lenses. The author also stated that these "spheres" were inherited by both Gyro Zeppeli in Steel Ball Run and Josuke Higashikata in JoJolion.[39]

Araki stated that at the time, female characters in shōnen manga were typically cute and designed to be "a man's ideal woman." He said readers were not interested in realistic portrayals of women, but rather the type of girl "that giggles during a conversation" with heart marks next to her. He believes this made the warrior-type Lisa Lisa feel fresh and "unheard of" in both manga and society in general and said it was exciting to challenge people's expectations with her. Araki also said that the supernatural basis of the fights in his series evened the battlefield for women and children to match up against strong men. This idea that looks are irrelevant in supernatural battles led to the introduction of Stands in Stardust Crusaders. Because the Hamon master in Part 1, Will A. Zeppeli, was very gentle, he wanted to give Lisa Lisa a "sadistic" personality. The author based her on a smart and intimidating neighborhood girl who tutored him in elementary school. He stated that at the time it was hard to get Japanese readers to remember a foreign name, so he chose something with repetition. He also said that Lisa Lisa phonetically resembles Japanese to an extent.[40]

Needing the Pillar Men to surpass Dio, Araki said he had to up the ante to the level of gods, and so based their designs on Roman statues, Egyptian sphinxes and Japanese nio statues to give them godlike features. Araki designed Kars with a turban to show his superior intelligence and that he is their king. He said that if you compared the Pillar Men to Mito Kōmon, Kars would be Kōmon, Esidisi would be Suke-san, and Wamuu would be Kaku-san. Kars' ability Brilliant Bone Blade is a "Light Mode" because Araki thought a shining blade would be a godlike technique and would visually express that defeating him was impossible. He speculated that many readers were probably reminded of the similar Reskiniharden Saber Phenomenon technique from his series Baoh, and admitted that aspects of Kars' goal to become the ultimate being somewhat overlapped with the earlier work. Visually speaking, Araki also really enjoys drawing flesh and blade merge as something that is only possible in manga.[41]

Chapters[edit]

The original volumization and Shueisha's 2002 re-release use different chapter titles. In the original volumization, chapters 45–47 are collected in volume 5, listed on the Phantom Blood page.

Original volumization[edit]

No.Title Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
6JoJo vs. The Ultimate Life-Form
Jojo Tai Kyūkyoku Seibutsu (JoJo 究極生物)
October 7, 1988[42]978-4-08-851062-0
  1. "Straizo's Ambition" (ストレイツォの野望, Sutoreitso no Yabō)
  2. "The Game Master" (ゲームの達人, Gēmu no Tatsujin)
  3. "The Immortal Monster" (不死身の化け物, Fujimi no Bakemono)
  4. "Cold and Cruel Straizo" (冷酷非情ストレイツォ, Reikoku Hijō Sutoreitso)
  5. "Nazis and the 'Pillar Man'" (ナチスと〝柱の男〞, Nachisu to "Hashira no Otoko")
  6. "The 'Pillar Man' Resurrection Project" (〝柱の男〞蘇生実験, "Hashira no Otoko" Sosei Jikken)
  1. "The 'Pillar Man' vs. Man With the Stone Mask" (〝柱の男〞対石仮面の男, "Hashira no Otoko" Tai Ishi Kamen no Otoko)
  2. "The Tracker in the Desert" (砂漠の追尾者, Sabaku no Tsuibisha)
  3. "Santana Vanishes" (消えたサンタナ, Kieta Santana)
  4. "JoJo vs. The Ultimate Life-Form" (JoJo 究極生物, JoJo Tai Kyūkyoku Seibutsu)
7The Red Stone of Aja
Eija no Sekiseki (エイジャの赤石)
December 6, 1988[43]978-4-08-851063-7
  1. "The Hamon and the Ultimate Life-Form!" (究極生物に波紋!, Kyūkyoku Seibutsu ni Hamon!)
  2. "The Perfect Plan!!" (完璧なる作戦ッ!!, Kanpeki naru Sakusen'!!)
  3. "Stroheim's Determination" (シュトロハイムの覚悟, Shutorohaimu no Kakugo)
  4. "The End of A Proud Man!" (誇り高き男の最期!, Hokori Takaki Otoko no Saigo!)
  5. "The Spaghetti Battle" (スパゲッティーの戦い, Supagettī no Tatakai)
  1. "The Pigeon and the Girl" (ハトと女の子, Hato to Onna no Ko)
  2. "The Red Stone of Aja" (エイジャの赤石, Eija no Sekiseki)
  3. "The Truth That Hides in the Mouth of Truth" (真実の口にひそむ真実, Shinjitsu no Kuchi ni Hisomu Shinjitsu)
  4. "The Ultimate Warrior: Wamuu" (究極戦士ワムウ, Kyūkyoku Senshi Wamū)
  5. "Special Attack! JoJo Clackers!" (必殺JoJoクラッカー, Hissatsu JoJo Kurakkā)
8The Final Trial
Saishū Shiren! (最終試練!)
February 10, 1989[44]978-4-08-851064-4
  1. "The 'Blood Clock' Battle" (〝血時計〟の闘い, "Chidokei" no Tatakai)
  2. "A Hero's Proof" (ヒーローの資格, Hīrō no Shikaku)
  3. "The Wedding Ring of Death" (死の, Shi no Uedingu Ringu)
  4. "The Master of Venice" (ヴェネチアの達人, Venechia no Tatsujin)
  5. "The Training of A Hamon Warrior" (波紋戦士の試練, Hamon Senshi no Shiren)
  1. "Concentrated Hamon Power" (一点集中波紋パワー, Itten Shūchū Hamon Pawā)
  2. "The All-Or-Nothing Gamble!" (一か八かの賭け!, Ichi ka Bachi ka no Kake!)
  3. "Hamon Master JoJo" (波紋JoJo, Hamon Masutā JoJo)
  4. "The Final Trial!" (最終試練!, Saishū Shiren!)
  5. "The Fruits of Harassment" (しごきの成果, Shigoki no Seika)
9A Race Towards the Brink
Shi no Gake e Tsuppashire (死の崖へつっ走れ)
April 10, 1989[45]978-4-08-851065-1
  1. "The Disturbing Esidisi" (エシディシの不気味, Eshidishi no Bukimi)
  2. "The Deeper Plan" (深く罠をはれ!, Fukaku Wana o Hare!)
  3. "An Ensured Victory" (決定されていた勝利, Kettei Sareteita Shōri)
  4. "The Insidious Demon!" (忍び寄る魔!, Shinobiyoru Ma!)
  5. "The Stolen Body" (奪われた肉体, Ubawareta Nikutai)
  1. "Chasing the Red Stone to Switzerland" (スイスに赤石を追え, Suisu ni Sekiseki o Oe)
  2. "The Mysterious Nazi Officer" (謎のナチス軍人, Nazo no Nachisu Gunjin)
  3. "Kars, Light Mode" (カーズ"光の", Kāzu "Hikari no Mōdo")
  4. "A Race Towards the Brink" (死の崖へつっ走れ, Shi no Gake e Tsuppashire)
10The Crimson Bubble
Senseki no Shabon (鮮赤のシャボン)
June 9, 1989[46]978-4-08-851066-8
  1. "Fight to the Death For 175 Meters" (死闘175m, Shitō Hyaku Nana Jū Go Mētoru)
  2. "Caesar – The Anger From the Past" (シーザー過去からの怒り, Shīzā Kako kara no Ikari)
  3. "Caesar's Lonely Youth" (シーザー孤独の青春, Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun)
  4. "The Horrifying Ghostly Man" (鬼気!幻の男, Kiki! Maboroshi no Otoko)
  5. "The Clash Between Light and Wind!!" (光と風の激突!!, Hikari to Kaze no Gekitotsu!!)
  1. "The Crimson Bubble" (鮮赤のシャボン, Senseki no Shabon)
  2. "Caesar's Final Hamon" (シーザー最期の波紋, Shīzā Saigo no Hamon)
  3. "Lisa Lisa and Her Silk Dance" (絹の舞いリサリサ, Shiruku no Mai Risarisa)
  4. "A Hundred Against Two" (100対2のかけ引き, Hyaku Tai Ni no Kakehiki)
11The Warrior Returning to the Wind
Kaze ni Kaeru Senshi (風にかえる戦士)
August 10, 1989[47]978-4-08-851067-5
  1. "The Skeleton Heel Stone" (骸骨の踵石, Gaikotsu no Kakato Ishi)
  2. "Furious Struggle From Ancient Times" (荒ぶる古の戦, Araburu Inishie no Ikusa)
  3. "Moonlight Start!" (月光のスタート!, Gekkō no Sutāto)
  4. "The Pillar and the Hammer!" (柱とハンマー!, Hashira to Hanmā)
  1. "A Trickery Genius" (天才的イカサマ師, Tensaiteki Ikasama Shi)
  2. "A True Warrior" (真の格闘者, Shin no Kakutōsha)
  3. "Shoot Symmetrically!" (対称点上を撃て!, Taishōtenjō o Ute!)
  4. "The Final Mode of the Wind" (風の, Kaze no Fainaru Mōdo)
  5. "The Warrior Returning to the Wind" (風にかえる戦士, Kaze ni Kaeru Senshi)
12The Birth of a Superbeing!!
Chō Seibutsu no Tanjō!! (超生物の誕生!!)
October 9, 1989[48]978-4-08-851068-2
  1. "Treachery at the Temple of Sacrifice" (悪逆!生贄の神殿, Akugyaku! Ikenie no Shinden)
  2. "The Ties That Bind Lisa Lisa and JoJo" (リサリサ、JOJOを結ぶ絆, Risarisa, Jojo o Musubu Kizuna)
  3. "JoJo: The Ultimate Hamon" (JOJO 最期の波紋, Jojo Saigo no Hamon)
  4. "The Tragedy of Jorge Joestar" (ジョージ・ジョースターの悲劇, Jōji Jōsutā no Higeki)
  5. "The Birth of a Superbeing!!" (超生物の誕生!!, Chō Seibutsu no Tanjō!!)
  1. "JoJo's Final Bet!" (JOJO 最後の賭け!, JoJo Saigo no Kake!)
  2. "The Ascendant One" (神となった男!!, Kami to Natta Otoko!!)
  3. "The Phenomenal Power of the Red Stone" (驚異の赤石パワー, Kyōi no Sekiseki Pawā)
  4. "The Comeback Kid" (帰ってきた男, Kaettekita Otoko)
  5. "A Man Possessed by an Evil Spirit" (悪霊にとりつかれた男, Akuryō ni Toritsukareta Otoko)[u]

2002 release[edit]

No.Title Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 (4)Part 2: Battle Tendency 1
Part 2 Sentō Chōryū 1 (Part2 戦闘潮流 1)
April 18, 2002[49]4-08-617787-0
  • 45–47. "Joseph Joestar of New York (1–3)" (ニューヨークのジョセフ・ジョースター その①〜③, Nyū Yōku no Josefu Jōsutā Sono 1–3)
  • 48–52. "Straizo vs. Joseph (1–5)" (ストレイツォVSジョセフ その①〜⑤, Sutoreitso Bāsasu Josefu Sono 1–5)
  • 53. "The Pillar Man" (「柱の男」, "Hashira no Otoko")
  • 54–62. "The Pillar Man, Santana (1–9)" (「柱の男・サンタナ」 その①〜⑨, "Hashira no Otoko: Santana" Sono 1–9)
2 (5)Part 2: Battle Tendency 2
Part 2 Sentō Chōryū 2 (Part2 戦闘潮流 2)
April 18, 2002[50]4-08-617788-9
  • 63. "Joseph Joestar of Rome" (ローマのジョセフ・ジョースター, Rōma no Josefu Jōsutā)
  • 64. "The Red Stone of Aja" (エイジャの赤石, Eija no Sekiseki)
  • 65–69. "Ultimate Warriors from Ancient Times (1–5)" (太古から来た究極戦士 その①〜⑤, Taiko kara Kita Kyūkyoku Senshi Sono 1–5)
  • 70. "An Engagement with Death: The Wedding Ring" (死の契約・結婚指輪, Shi no Keiyaku: Uedingu Ringu)
  • 71–76. "Hamon Teacher Lisa Lisa (1–6)" (波紋教師 リサリサ その①〜⑥, Hamon Kyōshi Risarisa Sono 1–6)
  • 77. "Go! Hamon Master" (行け!波紋マスター, Ike! Hamon Masutā)
  • 78–79. "Flame Mode Esidisi (1–2)" (炎・ エシディシ その①〜②, Honō Mōdo Eshidishi Sono 1–2)
3 (6)Part 2: Battle Tendency 3
Part 2 Sentō Chōryū 3 (Part2 戦闘潮流 3)
May 17, 2002[51]4-08-617789-7
  • 80. "Flame Mode Esidisi (3)" (炎・ エシディシ その③, Honō Mōdo Eshidishi Sono 3)
  • 81–82. "The Remains Lurk (1–2)" (忍びよる残骸 その①〜②, Shinobiyoru Zangai Sono 1–2)
  • 83–85. "Stroheim's Unit Strikes Back (1–3)" (シュトロハイム隊の逆襲 その①〜③, Shutorohaimu-tai no Gyakushū Sono 1–3)
  • 86–87. "Light Mode Kars (1–2)" (光・ カーズ その①〜②, Hikari Mōdo Kāzu Sono 1–2)
  • 88–93. "Caesar: A Lonely Youth (1–6)" (シーザー孤独の青春 その①〜⑥, Shīzā Kodoku no Seishun Sono 1–6)
  • 94. "Climb Out of the Fortified Hotel" (要塞ホテルを登り切れ, Yōsai Hoteru o Noborikire)
  • 95–96. "The Wind, the Chariot and Wamuu (1–2)" (風と戦車とワムウ その①〜②, Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 1–2)
4 (7)Part 2: Battle Tendency 4
Part 2 Sentō Chōryū 4 (Part2 戦闘潮流 4)
May 17, 2002[52]4-08-617790-0
  • 97–103. "The Wind, the Chariot and Wamuu (3–9)" (風と戦車とワムウ その③〜⑨, Kaze to Sensha to Wamū Sono 3–9)
  • 104. "The Warrior Returns to the Wind" (風にかえる戦士, Kaze ni Kaeru Senshi)
  • 105–106. "The Bond That Binds Lisa Lisa and JoJo (1–2)" (リサリサとジョジョを結ぶ絆 その①〜②, Risarisa to JoJo o Musubu Kizuna Sono 1–2)
  • 107–108. "JoJo: The Final Hamon (1–2)" (ジョジョ 最後の波紋 その①〜②, JoJo Saigo no Hamon Sono 1–2)
  • 109–110. "Kars the Ultimate Being Is Born (1–2)" (超生物カーズ誕生 その①〜②, Chō Seibutsu Kāzu Tanjō Sono 1–2)
  • 111. "Joseph's Final Gamble" (ジョセフ最後の賭け, Josefu Saigo no Kake)
  • 112. "The Man Who Became a God" (神となった男, Kami to Natta Otoko)
  • 113. "The Man Who Crossed the Atlantic" (大西洋を越えて来た男, Taiseiyō o Koetekita Otoko)

2012 release[edit]

No.Title Japanese release date Japanese ISBN
1 (2)Part 2: Battle Tendency Digest Edition Top
Dai Ni Bu Sentō Chōryū Sōshūhen Ue (第2部 戦闘潮流 総集編・上)
December 7, 2012[53]978-4-08-111058-2
2 (3)Part 2: Battle Tendency Digest Edition Bottom
Dai Ni Bu Sentō Chōryū Sōshūhen Shita (第2部 戦闘潮流 総集編・下)
January 5, 2013[54]978-4-08-111059-9

2014 release[edit]

No.Title Original release date English release date
1 (4)Part 2: Battle Tendency 01
JoJonium 4
February 4, 2014[55]
978-4-08-782835-1
April 21, 2015 (digital)
November 3, 2015 (physical)[56]
978-1421578828
2 (5)Part 2: Battle Tendency 02
JoJonium 5
March 4, 2014[57]
978-4-08-782836-8
August 18, 2015 (digital)
February 2, 2016 (physical)[58]
978-1421578835
3 (6)Part 2: Battle Tendency 03
JoJonium 6
April 4, 2014[59]
978-4-08-782837-5
November 17, 2015 (digital)
May 3, 2016 (physical)[60]
978-1421578842
4 (7)Part 2: Battle Tendency 04
JoJonium 7
May 2, 2014[61]
978-4-08-782838-2
March 15, 2016 (digital)
August 2, 2016 (physical)[62]
978-1421578859

Related media[edit]

See also: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (season 1)

Ōtarō Maijō's 2012 novel Jorge Joestar, follows the titular character, the father of Joseph Joestar, and his story as a child in the Canary Islands and pilot in the Royal Air Force, as well as an alternate version who lives in Japan and is investigating strange events regarding alternate dimensions.[63]

The arc was adapted as part of the first season of David Production's anime television adaptation, airing between December 7, 2012 and April 5, 2013. Warner Bros. Entertainment released this series in English on July 28, 2015.[64]

The young Joseph of this series appears as a playable character, alongside his older self, in Capcom's 1998 arcade fighting game, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Joseph, Caesar, Wamuu, Esidisi and Kars appear as playable characters in Bandai Namco Games' 2013 fighting game, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, with Lisa Lisa later appearing as a downloadable character. Joseph, Caesar, Stroheim, Lisa Lisa, Wamuu, Esidisi, and Kars also appear in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, also by Bandai Namco.

Reception[edit]

Anime News Network's Rebecca Silverman described Battle Tendency as "less urgent" than Part 1, which allows for more humor and insanity, while still letting the reader get attached to the characters.[65] She felt positively about how strikingly different the protagonist Joseph is from Part 1's Jonathan.[66] However, she wrote that Araki's art had gotten even more "physically improbable," making it difficult to distinguish body parts.[66] When discussing his views on having characters die in a series, writer Gen Urobuchi cited Battle Tendency's Caesar Zeppeli as a character who became "immortal" thanks to his death.[67]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 第二部 ジョセフ・ジョースター —その誇り高き血統, Hepburn: JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Dai Ni Bu Josefu Jōsutā Sono Hokoritakaki Kettō
  2. ^エイジャの赤石, Eija no Sekiseki
  3. ^スーパーエイジャ, Sūpā Eija
  4. ^Jonathan's death and Elizabeth's rescue is depicted in the previous part, Phantom Blood.[14]
  5. ^ abcIn the Viz Media translation, Santana is named "Santviento".
  6. ^In chapters 37–39 of the Viz Media translation, Suzi Q is spelled as "Suzie Q".
  7. ^ジョセフ・ジョースター, Josefu Jōsutā
  8. ^シーザー・アントニオ・ツェペリ, Shīzā Antonio Tseperi
  9. ^リサリサ, Risarisa
  10. ^エリザベス, Erizabesu
  11. ^スモーキー・ブラウン, Sumōkī Buraun
  12. ^ロバート・E・O・スピードワゴン, Robāto Ī Ō Supīdowagon
  13. ^ルドル・フォン・シュトロハイム, Rudoru Fon Shutorohaimu
  14. ^エシディシ, Eshidishi
  15. ^怪焔王の, Kaiennō no Mōdo
  16. ^ワムウ, Wamū
  17. ^風の, Kaze no Mōdo
  18. ^カーズ, Kāzu
  19. ^光の, Hikari no Mōdo
  20. ^, Arutimetto Shiingu, lit. "ultimate thing"
  21. ^Chapter 114 is part of Stardust Crusaders.
  22. ^In the Viz Media release, chapters 10–18 (chapters 54–62 in earlier releases) are known as "The Pillar Man, Santviento".

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Hostile Species

Alias

Pillar People

Tribe of Darkness

Origin

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency

Abilities

High intelligence

Biokinesis (body manipulation)
Enhanced senses
Superhuman strength
Superhuman speed
Absorption
Regeneration
Ability to transform into "Ultimate being forms" (via using the Stone Mask and the Red Stone of Aja)

Goals

Live life as they please.

Stop Kars from destroying their food sources. (other members, failed)
Become the ultimate life form (Kars and his crew, briefly succeeded)
Exterminate Hamon users. (Kars and his crew, failed)

Crimes

Murder

Man-eating
Attempted slavery (using humans as slaves)
Attempted global hegemony (both by Kars and his crew; both failed)

Type of Hostile Species

Humanoid Vampires

The Pillar Men are the primary antagonistic force in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency. They are a group of evolved ancient humanoids. Formerally found across the Americas, they are very smart, impressively strong, live far longer than humans, and have the ability to manipulate their bodies. They are weak to sunlight and the Ripple, reproduce little (they felt no need to produce many, as they were the most highly evolved beings and being the most powerful beings at that time), and sleep for millennia at a time, however. The Pillar Men also have horns, displaying them proudly. There are only four left alive at the time of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency.

Biography

Background

An intelligent, strong, and long-living race, the Pillar Men once ruled Earth as its best beings, with humans worshiping or fearing them. Although most were content with their abilities and lives, Kars, considered as a prodigy of Pillar People, was not. Seeking perfection, he created a Stone Mask in an attempt to unlock Pillar People's full physical potential. But the Stone Masks worked best with low-level organisms such as humans. Kars suffered enormous hunger as Stone Mask's side effect, and began to feed insatiably. Eventually his race feared Kars and tried to kill him from wreaking havoc on all life. At first Kars attempted to reason with his people, citing that do they not want to be perfect (such as being able to conquer sunlight, the only weakness for Pillar People). Realizing it is pointless, Kars not only stayed alive, but managed to kill every other member of his race besides Esidisi, Wamuu, and Santana.

Some time later, Kars discovered that in order for Kars to become the 'perfect being' he seeks, he needs an artifact called 'Super Aja', a flawless artifact of power combined with a modified Stone Mask would grant Kars the immortality and perfection. Seeking Super Aja, Kars along with Wamuu, Santana and Esidisi, went on a long journey in search of the said artifact, battling Hamon Warriors along the way. But the last fight against Hamon Warriors in Rome in which Hamon Warriors were very nearly eradicated, Kars and his Pillar Men spent considerable energy and strength, forcing them into 5000 year dormancy to recuperate.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency

The last survivng four Pillar Men reawoke 5000 years before the events of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency, capturing and experimenting on humans with the Stone Mask. Finding that the Super Aja - a rarest artifact among Red Stones of Aja had the key to become ultimate beings, the main three headed off to Rome, leaving Santana behind in Mexico. They were unable to find their precious stone, and slept within a cave until 1939.

In 1939, the Speedwagon Foundation found the temple Santana was in. Intending Straizo to destroy him, he was later betrayed by the newly made vampire, with Rudol von Stroheim finding and studying Santana. Reawakened, Santana killed everyone inside the building they wre in but Stroheim and Speedwagon before through the help of the former and Joseph Joestar, Santana was sealed away.

Some days later, Wamuu was reawakened and soon also revived his partners. Speedwagon, Joseph, and Caesar Zeppeli soon came on to the scene, which they lost but lived. Forcing Joseph to seek them through poisoned rings, they sent off through Europe to find them.

A month later, Esidisi learned that the location of the Aja Stone was on Air Supplena Island along with Lisa Lisa. Although Esidisi's body was wrecked, he possessed Suzi Q to mail the stone to San Moritz. Esidisi was then extracted and ended. Kars sent out for the Swiss border to find his price, only for the Nazis to interrupt the message. Kars bet a improved version of Stroheim, who let him keep the stone for sparing him.

Caesar then went to the Pillar Men's hideout, only to be fought by Wammuu. In the fight, Caesar dies. Wamuu then fleed to Kars' location with a vampire army. Tracking him through his blood, Joseph eventually has a chariot race against Wamuu, where Joseph wins. Despite the honored contract, Kars attacks Lisa Lisa, obtained the Stone, and unleashed his blood-sucking horde. However, the Nazis and the Speedwagon foundation manage to defeat Kars. Cornered, Kars activates the mask to become the ultimate being.

Kars tries to furiously kill Joseph, as he flees to a volcano. Joseph tries to plunge Kars within the lava, only to fail and have his left arm cleaved through. As Kars tries to kill his enemy, Joseph uses the Stone of Aja to trigger the volcano's eruption. Kars is then blasted into the sky and into space. As Kars drifts off into the void, he loses the ability to think or move with time, immortal but destined to float in space forever.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Araki based the Pillar Men's appearence on Roman sculptures, the Great Sphinx of Giza and the Nio Buddhist guardians.
  • In the manga, it is stated the possibility that the Pillar Men weren't originated from the Earth, but instead some place outside our planet.

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Lyrics:

The first to awaken after 700,000 days
Dub me Santana, you’re about to learn our evil ways
Chowing down your body with some rib blades, now you’re salad
Give me your heart, make it real, or else forget about it, JoJo
Your ripple ain’t godly
My skin is too hardy
I absorb like a sponge
In my brain and my body
But don’t take it wrongly
With the bones that I jump, saying “he’s inside me”
Salute the Pillar Men, the highest evolution
Nazi soldiers scared of the humans’ final solution
Back in black, Esidisi isn’t done yet
Giving you the wedding ring of death, though we just met
Outsmarting your outsmarting, let me tell you what’s next
Kick your sensei right into the chest, now you’re upset
Blood is boiling, I cry when somewhat stressed
The burning king doesn’t feel your effects
It’s the red stone that has got us obsessed
Hand it over or
You’ll regret it when the sun sets

What you gonna do when we awaken?
Ready for the human devastation?
Wait until you see our stone faces
Rising like the sun then the world’s overtaken

What you gonna do when we awaken?
Ready for the human devastation?
Wait until you see our stone faces
Rising like the sun then the world’s overtaken
Pillar Men Awaken
Pillar Men Awaken
Pillar Men Awaken
Pillar Men Awaken
You’re facing the pillar men, i can go kill again
Careless to battle don’t step in my silhouette
Puff like a cigarette, crumble like gingerbread
Pummels, you’re missin them, I am a bigger threat
Honourable warrior destined in servitude
I murder dudes
So bow down, to loud sounds
When the wind bellows to persecute
We’ve woken up before you go go, no low blows
We throw load of hits in a second like slow mo
We’re so pro,
My gust shakes it up like a snow globe
I go poke my eyes out
Don’t need them for jojo
You might think I’m crazy
I’m Kars
Creating a world that can
Change in my palm
Betraying your girl with the
Blades from my arm
Like rabies in squirrels when you
Claim that they’re calm
Hamon doesn’t phase me
You’re running so far
Away when a volcano
Doesn’t do harm
The ultimate life
My wings taking flight
And soon I will shine
Like an immortal star

What you gonna do when we awaken?
Ready for the human devastation?
Wait until you see our stone faces
Rising like the sun then the world’s overtaken

What you gonna do when we awaken?
Ready for the human devastation?
Wait until you see our stone faces
Rising like the sun then the world’s overtaken
Pillar Men Awaken
Pillar Men Awaken
Pillar Men Awaken
Pillar Men Awaken

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Viral JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Tik Tok Brings The Pillar Men To Pokemon

The Pillar Men were introduced into the world of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure prior to the arrival of Stands with the beginning of Stardust Crusaders, and one fan has hilariously fused the all-powerful vampires with one of Pokemon's strangest creatures in Dugtrio. Set up as the perfect antagonists for Joseph Joestar to fight in his youth, the bloodsuckers were the next big villains to arrive following the menace of Dio Brando that kicked off Hirohiko Araki's anime franchise. Needless to say, modern technology has created an unbelievable fusion between these two unlikely franchises that fans cannot get enough of.

As mentioned earlier, the Pillar Men first appeared in "Part Two" of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, having been unleashed by the Nazis, with Santana being the first of this clan of creatures of the night to emerge. Though Santana was defeated by a combination of Joseph Joestar and Stroheim teaming up to eliminate the antagonist, his three fellow Pillar Men emerged to pose an even greater threat in the forms of Kars, Esidisi, and Wamuu. Throughout the rest of Battle Tendency, we witness Joseph attempting to defeat these new antagonists while keeping them away from an all-powerful gem that would grant them even more power, making them unable to be killed by the rising sun.

Reddit User Value_Pure added in the Pillar Men soundtrack along with the patented "menacing" icons of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, to have the Pokemon known as Dugtrio hilariously enter Hirohiko Araki's insane story that has become one of the most popular anime series in the West:

While there are plenty of strange pocket monsters in the insanely popular franchise of Pokemon, Dugtrio is definitely one of the weirder ones, as it emerges from the ground with three heads linked together in one form. What makes them even funnier is that fans aren't quite sure what Dugtrio's body looks like beneath the Earth, which is why this fan fusion is able to imagine their bodies similar to those of the Pillar Men.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventurefans were ecstatic earlier this year when it was announced that Part Six of the series, Stone Ocean, would finally be receiving an anime adaptation of its own, following the daughter of Jotaro Kujo, Jolyne, as she navigates her way through a maximum-security prison while attempting to clear her name of a crime she didn't commit.

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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: 5 Ways The Pillar Men Were Fantastic Villains (& 5 They Were Lacking)

The Pillar Men were a race of ancient beings that once existed alongside (though not with) humans thousands of years ago. While their strength greatly overshadowed their mortal counterparts, they also had a debilitating weakness; sunlight.

RELATED: 10 Amazing Musical References You May Have Missed In Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

During World War II, the Nazis excavated the first of these supernatural beings with the liberation of the other three soon to follow. They provided Joseph Joestar and his friends a tremendous challenge, the first threats of the series not to arise directly from Dio. Like many antagonists, they have several severe flaws, and by contrasting their worth with their shortcomings, we can determine whether or not they were compelling villains.

10 Lacking – Design

With any great villain, aesthetics are almost as important as personality traits. While there are several qualities that distinguish the Pillar Men's faces from one another (specifically their hair and piercings), they are extremely similar from the neck down.

This reduces their individuality and subsequently renders them less compelling. If the Pillar Men had more diverse features among their ranks, it would have greatly distinguished them and made them more memorable as characters rather than parts of a collective.

9 Fantastic – Abilities

Though it may not immediately be evident, a compelling feature of the Pillar Men is that their personalities match their special abilities. Kars is sharp, focused, and to the point, much like his blades; Wamuu can be intense or serene similarly to the wind he commands; and Esidisi is easily the most aggressive of the three, correctly reflecting his flame powers.

Poetically, what little is known about Santana works perfectly with his abilities. Since he is able to slip inside one's body and take control of them from the inside, it suggests how the character is open to interpretation since he can be assigned whatever face one gives him.

8 Lacking – Power Scaling

When Joseph Joestar and Caesar first encountered the Pillar Men, they were literally untouchable. The ancient beings were able to phase through his body and kill dozens of people at a time, rendering them almost like gods.

This makes Joseph's later success bizarre, as he had less than a month of training to go from an average Hamon user to one that can contend on their level. With such rapid progress, it makes one wonder why he wasn't stronger during Stardust Crusaders.

7 Fantastic – Lasting Effect

One great aspect of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is that while its arcs are mostly self contained, each builds on the last and acknowledges it.Granny Erina and Speedwagon were both supporting characters in part two who had central roles in part one.

This is equally true for Joseph's confrontation with Kars. After his evolution and during his final fight against Jojo, he would slice off his hand. It would be an injury the young Joestar carried with him for the rest of his life, sometimes acknowledged in the subsequent story lines (such as when Polnareff questioned him about it).

6  Lacking – Double Rings

When Joseph Joestar lost to Wamuu and promised him he could become stronger if given time, Wamuu implanted a band in his heart which could only be dissolved through an antidote in his lip ring.

While this is an intriguing concept, it denied Jojo an opportunity to back out from the story and therefore diminished his heroism. More nonsensically, Esidisi would plant another ring in his throat. It completely defeated the point of the rings to begin with since they were intended to encourage Jojo to find them, even though Esidisi came to him directly for their final reckoning anyway.

5 Fantastic – Moral Differences

The Pillar Men may have fought on the same side, but their morals and personalities could not have divulged further. Wamuu was an honorable warrior that prized integrity & sportsmanship above victory (going as far as to remain dignified even after Joseph had rigged his chariot), Kars was a depraved sociopath that would discard anything for victory, and Esidisi was a balance between the two.

RELATED: JoJo: 5 Times Joseph Was Right (& 5 Times He Was Mistaken)

These contrasting personalities added a layer of moral complexity to the villains and gave us an opportunity to assess Joestar's morality in a variety of different dilemmas.

4 Lacking – Esidisi's Meltdown

After Joseph severed Esidisi's hand, he broke into inconsolable tears, wailing incessantly to an extent that shocked even Jojo. While it took the man a moment to recover, by the time Joseph was ready to strike the finishing blow, his opponent had dried his eyes and was ready to fight again.

In addition to being completely ridiculous, this killed the flow of the fight and had no impact on the plot. Further, it would never be referenced again, a single isolated incident which besmirched the fearsome reputation of the Pillar Men.

3 Fantastic – Intelligence

In Part 1, Jonathan Joestar was able to use his intelligence to outsmart otherwise impossible opponents (such as when he used underwater bubbles to conduct his Hamon). While Joseph would sometimes practice similar strategies, the Pillar Men were not beyond duping the heroes back.

RELATED: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: 5 Ways Hamon Is Anime's Best Fighting Style (& 5 Better Alternatives)

Some examples come from how Kars was able to deceive Lisa Lisa, deflect Joestar's Hamon with intelligently placed scales, and even claw his way out of an active volcano by creating a carapace that could replicate itself as quickly as it was incinerated.

2 Lacking – Minions

The Pillar Men's minions were essentially worthless, scarcely even valuable as fodder to endlessly expend themselves against the protagonists. Lisa Lisa was able to defeat them with a single kick, and they would ultimately have no fundamental role in the story beyond shouting exposition at one another and encouragement to Wamuu.

They would later be dispatched by Stroheim and his minions' German technology, demonstrating a vulnerability to the same UV light which would later spell Kars's ascension to the pinnacle of evolution.

1 Fantastic – Deaths

Each of the Pillar Men would perish in a way similar to how they led their lives, giving them a proper send off. Esidisi would possess Suzie Q to buy his friends time, Wamuu would attack his own vampire minions in a bid to preserve his integrity, and Kars would lose his mind as he drifted through space, inflicting an ironic punishment to the man who doomed his entire people.

Through these meaningful exits, we can fully appreciate the villains and what they stood for. Their ending gave the antagonists exactly what they deserved.

NEXT: JoJo: The Worst Thing Every Major Villain Did, Ranked According To How Terrible It Was

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