|“||I am "Esidisi of the Flame"! My Mode controls heat!||”|
- The character featured in this article is commonly referred to as "ACDC".
Esidisi's appearance is that of a tall, dark skinned, and very well-built man. He has light hair, protruding in a bouffant tuft from under a tall headpiece. A dark painted or tattooed X mark spans his face, joined at the bridge of his nose, touching the middle of his forehead and jaw. He commonly wears a nose ring in his right nostril, and great, thick hoop earrings. His brow rests in a sinister scowl.
During his fight with Joseph, his top is bare save for leather-like patches stitched to his skin at his shoulders and chest.
PersonalityLike Wamuu and Kars, Esidisi is very confident in his powers and abilities and sees humans as inferior, he is particularly smug against Joseph, and enjoyed himself when he outsmarted him.
Despite this, Esidisi is very affable and acts calm a majority of the time, tranquilly asserting the situation before making his moves. Esidisi never loses sight of his goal, and will always act to get the Red Stone of Aja. However, he has a more violent temper than the others to the point that he has to cry and sob to calm himself down, tha tantrum also serving as a destabilisation tactic.
Esidisi has shown to act dishonorably and deceptively as long as it will bring Kars' goals to fruition, notably when he possesses the defenseless Suzi Q to stall Joseph and the others for some time. However, Joseph notes that this marks a loyal side to Esidisi's personality, in that he is willing to give up his own honor and pride for the success of his friends.
As a Pillar Man or super-being, Esidisi can only be killed if his brain is destroyed. If his brain is the only part of him left, he can grow tentacles from it to attach himself on someone else and possess them
Master Strategist: Despite his violent temper, Esidisi is a brilliant tactician, being able to see through Joseph's deception and even managing to thwart his insidious plans using his own, something no other villain in the series demonstrated. Esidisi also travelled to China and is knowledgeable about Sun Tzu's Art of War, including his theory "all warfare is based on deception".Flame Mode (炎の
- Erratic Blaze King Mode (怪焔王の
流法Kaien'nō no Mōdo?): After entering his Flame Mode, Esidisi extends his blood vessels out of his body and makes them into long, prehensile needles with which he injects his boiling blood into enemies.
- Erratic Blaze King's Giant Cartwheel Prison Mode (怪焔王大車獄の
流法Kaien'nō Daishagoku no Mōdo?): After creating several holes in his back, Esidisi makes a huge spinning jump, while extending his blood vessels out of the newly created holes, similar to a hedgehog's spines. He then attacks using his blood vessels to surround his enemies, giving them little room to escape.
- Self Detonation: As a last resort, Esidisi is able to detonate his own body, in order to cover a wide area with his boiling blood to kill a big group of enemies. Presumably, not even Esidisi himself can survive after performing this attack.
Sometime between the formation of his group and the beginning of his millennia of rest, he and his comrades would travel to Rome and fight a battle against the Ripple users that would end in their victory; how they ended up resting in the wall is unknown.
Esidisi, along with Wamuu and Kars, were discovered by Nazis in Rome. He later appears with Wamuu and Kars in pursuit of the Red Stone of Aja held by Lisa Lisa before helping in attacking a Nazi facility and killing Mark, a Nazi Caesar befriended. He follows Wamuu when he is taken away by Joseph in order to protect Caesar and Speedwagon, foiling Joseph's plans by swallowing the dynamite he had planned to use. In desperation Joseph bluffs that with only one month of training he could defeat the two of them. Intrigued, Wamuu and Esidisi both implant a wedding ring inside him, which will kill him if he does not defeat them and take their antidotes within a month. On that note they leave in search for the Red Stone.
After learning of the whereabouts of the Red Stone of Aja, he attacked and killed Loggins, initiating a fight with Joseph Joestar. In his battle with Joseph, he tries to intimidate him by disabling Joseph's deceptive tactics. Esidisi cuts the hidden rope through which Joseph plans to send "Ripple" energy to hurt him with his boiling hot blood vessels, which he also utilizes to attack Joseph. Nevertheless, he falls for Joseph's more sophisticated deception, for Joseph had predicted his action and employed the Cut and restore rope trick.
His bones and muscles are destroyed but his brain and blood vessels possess Suzi Q, who takes the Red Stone of Aja and sends it to Kars in Switzerland. Esidisi then turns Suzi Q into a "blood bomb", but Joseph and Caesar attack Suzi Q at the same time, their Ripples cancelling each other out and keeping Suzi Q unharmed, but forcing Esidisi out of her body. Esidisi clings onto Joseph but is finished off by the sunlight.
Esidisi appears as one of the thirteen rivals who challenges the player's party during the RPG-like final battle. His attacks are "Heat Mode" and "Blazing King's Giant Wheel" and his special ability "It's not faaaaair!" boosts his attack power by 1.5 once his health is below 100.
Due to the game's release date being around the time Part II only reaching the portion prior to Esidisi's battle against Joseph, only Santana and Esidisi appear as the enemies faced during the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure part of the game, leaving out Kars and Wamuu.
Esidisi makes his playable debut in the PS3 title, he was confirmed for the game alongside Caesar Zeppeli.
Esidisi, along with Wamuu and Kars, uses the Mode fighting style, which expends meter in order to boost and alter most of his special moves. When in "Blazing King" mode, his opponent will slowly lose a measure of silver health when getting closer to him. As he only had one battle in the original series (against Joseph Joestar) the development team took liberties to alter his moveset to ensure proper compatibility with the rest of the cast.
Most of Esidisi's attacks consist of using his Blood Vessels as long-range attacks or to grab the enemy and bring them near Esidisi and leaving them open to attack. Esidisi can toss his burning blood at his enemy as a projectile weapon. Esidisi can also use his famous crying line "HEEEEEEEEY, NOT FAIR!" as a counter attack (similar to Joseph's "Your next line is gonna be..."). When beaten in the final round of any match using a regular attack (any attack that does not result in a hard knockdown), Esidisi's brain will tear out of his body and evaporate, referencing his demise in the series.
His HHA is the fire-powered kick he used to murder Loggins, before jumping and using the other leg to send the opponent off in a roudhouse-style kick. This move will also drain some of the victim's health so as to refill Esidisi's own. His GHA Blood Vessels attack is the same move he attempted to use on Joseph Joestar. While the move failed in the source, the game shows it in full; Esidisi violently pumping his victim with his boiling blood and incinerating them from the inside-out.
When caught in Jolyne's string trap, he makes the same pose as when caught in Joseph's own string trap in the manga.
Naturally, Esidisi shares special introductions with the entire cast of Part II.
In the English release of the game, Esidisi's Flame Mode is renamed "Heat Control Mode".
Esidisi appears as one of the Part II characters who possess a Metal Striker, and also as the one of the bosses faced in the events for the Part II Story Mode.
His FINISH move makes several of his Blood Vessels appear and attack the defeated opponent's Metal Striker.
Esidisi returns as a playable character in Eyes of Heaven, he was confirmed alongside the other Pillar Men, Kars and Wamuu.
Unlike the previous game, Esidisi's main color scheme is now based off his appearance in the anime.
He is paired with Mariah in the Eyes of Heaven Tournament.
- In the game Imperishable Night from Touhou Project the comment for Kaguya's Spell Card Divine Treasure "Salamander Shield" (Lunatic) references Esidisi.
- His boiling blood-based attacks could be a more literal reference to the Foreigner song Hot Blooded.
- By appearing on the 1988's NES game Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden, Esidisi is essentially one of the first JoJo villains to appear in any interractive media alongside Santana, predating even DIO whose own video game debut was in 1993, in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SNES).
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