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Cheap Trick (チープ・トリック Chīpu Torikku?) is originally the Stand of Masazo Kinoto and temporarily of Rohan Kishibe featured in Diamond Is Unbreakable.

Appearance/Personality

Cheap Trick is a Stand bound to its user's back. It resembles a humanoid frog with mechanical features and suction cup fingers allowing it to cling to someone's back. It has lazy, semi-closed eyes, and a kind of mechanical apparatus strapped to its chin. It is visible to others while clinging to its current user's back, and if anyone else sees it the user will be killed and the Stand will transfer itself to its new target.

According to JOJOVELLER, its concept is based on Onbu-Obake.

Cheap Trick's personality is vicious and sadistic, using any possible tactics from repeatedly taunting and disorienting its "user" to predicting their death. It also seems to take extreme pride in its "talking" as he often comments on how weak yet how effective it is.

Synopsis

Cheap Trick was the Stand of architect Masazo Kinoto. Created when Yoshihiro Kira hit Kinoto with an Arrow, it was dispatched to kill Rohan Kishibe and destroy the photos Rohan had taken in the search for Yoshikage Kira's new identity. Kinoto was unaware of the Stand's presence, but felt instinctively that he needed to hide his back and managed to reach Rohan's house that way. After Kinoto's death, Cheap Trick attaches itself to Rohan and tries to trick people into looking at Rohan's back.

After much struggle, Rohan manages to take a path to Reimi's alley. There, he willingly shows his back to Koichi Hirose, but when Cheap Trick tries to attach itself to Koichi, it finds itself facing backwards into the alley. It is torn off his back by ghostly hands and dragged into the afterlife. As this happens, Rohan uses Heaven's Door to command Cheap Trick to go to Hell (although whether or not Hell exists is unknown even to Rohan himself).

Abilities

  • Attachment: If anyone looks at the user's back, Cheap Trick detaches from the user, killing them in the process. It then attaches to whoever looked at the original user's back, and the process repeats. Cheap Trick is then officially the Stand of the new user, even if the individual already has a Stand. This also prevents the individual from attacking it, since attacking Cheap Trick is the same as attacking themselves. Cheap Trick can not be removed from their back, since its Stand power enables it to be held there. Forceful removal would simply rip the user's back off. Cheap Trick can also teleport back onto the user in the event Cheap Trick loses its grip. Previous users are reduced to a dried-up doll-sized version of themselves as a result of Cheap Trick sucking their life force out upon detachment.
  • Talking: Cheap Trick is unique in that it does not follow its user's will. It can speak to its user and to other individuals. Cheap Trick can even be heard by non-Stand users and animals. It describes "talking" as its main ability, using it to disorient other people and even call others to look at its user's back.

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Trivia

  • The way its users use staircases without showing their backs is a reference to a deleted scene from The Exorcist.

References

  1. Harvest - Vol.17 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P188 The origin of STANDS! Part 5

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