Bohemian Rhapsody is an extremely powerful Stand ability which can affect the entire world and has caused untold chaos.
Despite its range and the esoteric nature of its power making it impossible to defend against through conventional means, it is ultimately trivially easy to seal away.
When one meets a character they like, their souls are dragged into the character's role, taking the appearance and the fate of the character because, as Pinocchio claims, they secretly wish to be able to live their fantasies. The soul and the body of the victim now act independently, as if the person was split; moreover the separation is immediate and almost unnoticeable to the victim. The soul is visible to only other souls and only the soul can use the person's Stand. Although some can be dragged into a happy story, it is especially dangerous to be dragged into a story where the character dies.
The characters are made of the same material they came from, and thus cannot easily be destroyed; shown when the mother goat is simply folded into paper when punched. There is no way to change the course of the story one find themselves in as they are already written. Running away or hiding from the characters is useless as objects will simply unfold like paper that enable the characters to walk through or even teleport. Destroying the fictional character that brought a victim into a story is the only why to return the soul back into the body. The images of characters destroyed in reality don't return to the books and papers they were featured. The only example shown in the manga is after Pinocchio was killed by Anasui.
The Stand draws power from the original artist's creativity and passion put into the animation, and thus its range is infinite. One may be immune to this ability if they have neither knowledge of the story nor character, but this is difficult due to the number of characters brought to life, as well as the character's ability to act even based on subconscious recognition and drag even unwilling victims like Anasui into the role of the wolf in The Wolf and the Seven Young KidsW. Due to this and its worldwide range, it is practically impossible to find and defeat the user.
Despite its tremendous power, one must only think of a fictional character whose sole role is to eliminate other fictional characters to cancel Bohemian Rhapsody.
The countries most heavily affected by the Stand were stated to have been the U.S., Japan, Italy, and France while the Stand was active.
List of Characters Summoned by Bohemian Rhapsody
- Stick figure from a Pedestrian crossing sign
- Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star (unseen)
- Raoh from Fist of the North Star (unseen)
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
- Mazinger Z from Mazinger Z
- Astro Boy
- Tetsujin 28 (aka Gigantor)
- Giant Robo
- Little Red Riding Hood
- The Big Bad Wolf (more specifically, the Red Riding Hood version)
- Vincent van Gogh (through his famous Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear)
- A mother goat and her 7 kids
- Venus from the Botticelli painting The Birth of Venus
- Peter Pan and Tinker Bell
- The Three Little Pigs
- Mickey Mouse (unseen)
- E.T. (unseen)
- Snoopy (unseen)
- The lion from the MGM Studios logo (unseen)
- "Put Back": a "hero" thought up by Weather Report and drawn by Van Gogh's portrait, designed to eliminate all other characters.
Chapters in order of appearance
- Araki states that he was only allowed to draw non-copyrighted characters that appear with Bohemian Rhapsody. He originally wanted to have Mickey Mouse appear, but his editing department rejected it so he could only have the tail showing.
- The real life Van Gogh didn't cut his whole ear but just the lobe. He also didn't shoot himself in the head but in the chest.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 SO Chapter 105, Bohemian Rhapsody (2)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 SO Chapter 109, Bohemian Rhapsody (6)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 SO Chapter 106, Bohemian Rhapsody (3)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 SO Chapter 107, Bohemian Rhapsody (4)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 SO Chapter 108, Bohemian Rhapsody (5)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 SO Chapter 110, Bohemian Rhapsody (7)
- ↑ SO Chapter 103, Three Men at the Hospital
- ↑ SO Chapter 104, Bohemian Rhapsody (1)
- ↑ JOJOVELLER: STANDS - Comments by Hirohiko Araki