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Joseph Joestar of New York (2) (ニューヨークのジョセフ・ジョースター その② Nyū Yōku no Josefu Jōsutā Sono 2?), originally The Living Statue (生きた彫像 Ikita Chōzō) in the WSJ release, is the forty-sixth chapter of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga. It is also the second chapter of Battle Tendency.

Summary

Speedwagon and his team show Straizo that inside the ancient temple, there are many Stone Masks much like the one Dio used, and above it all, a man cast into a stone pillar. The writings and bas-reliefs on the wall make it appear that the man could be the creator of the Masks. Thus Speedwagon asks Straizo to destroy the being before it wakes up.

Straizo asks Speedwagon how Joseph is doing, allowing him to recall back to when the boy saved him from a plane hijacking and kidnapping, as Speedwagon notes Joseph to be unlike his grandfather.

Unexpectedly, Straizo kills his disciples and the Speedwagon Foundation members, then attacks Speedwagon, declaring that the power of the Ripple cannot give the eternal life he had always want. Revealing that he had envied Dio's immortality and determined to get his youth back, Straizo announces that he must wear the Stone Mask to reattain his youth.


Appearances

References

  1. 1987年の週刊少年ジャンプ

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