Tarkus and the Dark Knight Bruford (2) (タルカスと黒騎士ブラフォード その②,Tarukasu to Kurokishi Burafōdo Sono 2), originally Vengeance Demon from the Past (過去からの復讐鬼,Kako kara no Fukushūki) in the WSJ release, is the twenty-seventh chapter of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. It is also the twenty-seventh chapter of Phantom Blood.
Jonathan tries to send Ripple through Bruford's hair, but to no avail. Bruford is draining Jonathan's blood with his hair; consequently, Jonathan cannot use the Ripple. Tarkus draws a mighty sword, threatening Jonathan with it. It is then that Dio begins to explain the story of Tarkus and Bruford.
In 1595, two potential queens fought for the throne of England. One was Elizabeth I, the other was Mary Stuart. Both queens were of the Tudor dynasty. Tarkus was a knight of great strength, and was famous for his large sword; while Bruford was known for having attacked enemies by surprise after swimming through a lake while wearing his armor. Both had an upbringing as knights with no families, and trained their bodies to perfection. Eventually, the two of them pledged their allegiance to Mary, and swore to make her queen. Tragedy then befell Mary when her husband Darnley Stuart died of unknown causes. Elizabeth saw a chance to get rid of Mary and blamed her for killing her own husband. The nobles began to revolt against Mary because of the scandal and she was eventually imprisoned in a tower.
Elizabeth then struck a deal with Tarkus and Bruford: If they surrendered, Elizabeth would spare Mary's life. The two knights agreed to the arrangement; however, just before they were executed, the executioner revealed to them that it was not Mary in the tower, and the real Mary Stuart was dead. Tarkus and Bruford were then killed. In the present day, Dio turned them into demons of vengeance to use for his own sinister goals.
With his arm trapped by Bruford's hair, Jonathan gathers Ripple energy in his left hand and punches his right arm with it. Jonathan's scarlet overdrive disintegrates the hair trapping his arm and he is freed to continue fighting.