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Atom Heart Father (アトム・ハート・ファーザー Atomu Hāto Fāzā?) is the Stand of Yoshihiro Kira featured in Diamond Is Unbreakable.

Appearance/Personality

Atom Heart Father is bound directly to the soul of the deceased Yoshihiro, allowing him to continue living as a ghost bound to pictures.

Ability

Atom Heart Father Effect

Atom Heart Father's photo manipulates reality.

A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: Atom Heart Father is bound to Yoshihiro's soul, and in turn lets him bind himself to photographs. He can manipulate items that are in the depicted area, even if hidden from view (e.g. a knife inside a drawer), and prevent depicted people from leaving that area. It even prevents people from entering the area that is depicted; if someone tries to, they are teleported to the other side of the area. Even if Yoshihiro ends up being the only thing depicted, he can still extend portions of himself or his clothing out of the picture to move around. The major weakness of this Stand is that Yoshihiro is bound to the last photograph of him that was taken, meaning someone can save themselves from his power by photographing him with their own images excluded.

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Trivia

  • The Stand's basis is rooted in superstitions of photography capable of capturing the forms and images of ghosts, and an old Japanese superstition from the Meiji Era, where it was believed that cameras stole the souls of those who were taken a photo of. Araki came to the idea when thinking of how having a haunted photograph as a Stand would be interesting.[2]

References

  1. Harvest - Vol.17 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P106-107 The origin of STANDS! Part 4
  2. JOJOVELLER: STANDS - Comments by Hirohiko Araki[1]

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