My Stand Ebony Devil activates when I'm injured! And it grows more powerful the more hatred I have for my opponent

—Devo, Chapter 133

Ebony Devil (エボニーデビル(悪魔) Ebonī Debiru) is the Stand of Devo featured in Stardust Crusaders.


Ebony Devil has two distinct appearances. The first appearance is bound to its user Devo himself. Its design is based on the ancient Sardinian dolls known as "bronzetti", specifically "The Warrior", a small, bronze statue. Ebony Devil has filiform limbs, an alien head with four eyes and two long horns. It has two disks in front of its chest and holds a dagger in its hand.

Araki claims it was designed to resemble an African shaman and is distinctive and primal in appearance.[1]

Ebony Devil itself is consistently portrayed as being black across all media, befitting its name.


JoJo Tarot 15 - The Devil

The Devil

Ebony Devil rarely takes direct commands, instead relying on its user's sadistic personality to kill its target. Its personality was inspired by Chucky from the film Child's Play, as well as other horror movies.[1] The Stand acts maniacal and vulgar, frequently laughing while trapping its opponent and devising new torture methods.

It represents the Tarot Card The Devil, which symbolizes confusion and misfortune.[2]


Ebony Devil is risky in that Devo must be injured by his targets first in order for the Stand to work. However, when set up, it can then ambush its victim and proves to be elusive and mortal.

Hatred Amplification

Ebony Devil's power activates once Devo is hit by his foe. It then grows more powerful depending on the hatred Devo feels towards his enemy relative to the amount of damage he's received[2].

Ebony Devil then can possess something physical to attack on its own, preferably a doll in its unique appearance[3]. It will begin to attack its foe, starting quietly and escaping its opponent's notice, before causing more and more misfortune as necessary.[4]

Unlike other remote Stands, any damage reflected on the possessed object is reflected on Devo. When Polnareff stabbed the doll, Devo was killed[4].



  1. 1.0 1.1 JOJOVELLER Stand Commentaries
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 133, Devil, Part 1
  3. Chapter 134, The Devil Part 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 135, The Devil Part 3

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