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Forever

Japanese Name フォーエバー
Namesake Wu-Tang Forever[1]
Stand Strength
Profile
Date of Death December, 1987
Gender Male
Race Orangutan
Occupation Mercenary
Hobbies Reading pornographic magazines, solving Rubik's cubes
Media
Manga Debut Vol. 14 Ch. 130
Strength (1)
Final Appearance Vol. 14 Ch. 132
Strength (3)
Anime Debut JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (OVA)
Game Debut JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future
Seiyuu Mitsuaki Madono (Arcade)

Forever (フォーエバー Fōebā) is a minor antagonist appearing in Part III: Stardust Crusaders.

Appearance/PersonalityEdit

There's not much to be said about Forever's appearance since he looks like a normal orangutan, but once his Stand powers are revealed, he dresses himself with a captain uniform. He does, however, have one unique feature on his body: he has two stripes or scars on each side of his head. Like a normal orangutan, Forever's strength is approximately 5 times greater than a normal person, enabling him to easily rip a person's arm off.

Forever will sometimes act like a human being. He seems to be attracted to human females - he looks at pornography magazines and seems to lust for the Runaway Girl. He also smokes cigarettes and can cut his own apples, showing unusually high intelligence for an orangutan. Furthermore, he can read and quickly solve puzzle games, like a Rubik's cube. These human abilities coexist with his brutal animal nature: he plays with his victims, confident of his control over the ship, but should his strong sense of pride be hurt, he would lose his calm and quickly become violent. His character design is presumably inspired by the super-intelligent yet malicious orangutan from the movie, Link.[2]

Like many other Stand Users from Part III, Forever is a henchman of Dio Brando who has been ordered to kill Jotaro and his friends before they reach Egypt, where Dio lurks.

SynopsisEdit

Stardust CrusadersEdit

Forever confronts Jotaro and company at sea between China and Singapore on their way to Egypt, right after the confrontation with the Captain Tennille Imposter. Jotaro, his comrades, and Captain Tennille's seamen approach a large oil carrier and get aboard, only to find out that nobody is on the deck nor in the cabins. The only living being they meet is Forever, a seemingly normal orangutan, lying in his cage. After the death of one of the seamen, caused by the mysterious activation of a mechanical hook, Jojo's group begins to suspect about the presence of a Stand user.

Attracted by the Runaway Girl, Forever leaves his cage, kills all of the remaining seamen and ambushes the girl in the shower. He is stopped by Jotaro, only to quickly regain control of the situation by exploiting the fact that Jotaro and the others couldn't imagine the enemy Stand to be the entire ship. Immobilized by the evil primate, Jotaro manages to provoke his opponent by hitting him with a button from his uniform, hurting his pride and getting him in the range of his Star Finger.

Caught by surprise by the now unbound Jotaro, Forever begs for mercy. Jotaro refuses the ape's proposal, saying that Forever has rejected the rules of the animal world, becoming just as corrupt as a human being, and kills him with a barrage of Star Platinum's punches. With Forever's death, the ship collapses, returning to the original wrecked boat it was and the heroes are free to continue their journey.

StandEdit

According to a dictionary held by Forever, Strength is one of the Tarot Cards that symbolizes a challenge to fight, strong will and hidden potential and is represented by Forever's stand Strength.  When the Joestar group first enter the big freighter Strength is bound with, no one thought that the simple orangutan in there had the potential to control a stand, even though he was the only living being inside the ship. He proves to be a big challenge to the group and kills several people before finally being defeated. In some Decks the Strength Tarot Card is called Lust, represented by Forever's lustful personality.

In Video GamesEdit

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SNES)Edit

This section requires expansion.


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the FutureEdit

This section requires expansion.


TriviaEdit

  • He is the first non-human user shown and also the first physical stand 'bond' to an object.
  • He shows to have the largest stand, an oil carrier.
  • Among his possessions, there is a Rubik's Cube with monkeys and bananas pictures on it.
  • In the OVA Adaption, Jotaro remains bound during the fight against Forever. Instead, Polnareff returns after Avdol left him for dead, and proceeds to slice Forever in half with Silver Chariot.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Justice - Vol.3 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" P70 · 71 The Secret of JOJO Characters
  2. Artbook: JOJOVELLER

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