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The name is Joestar. I'd like to repay you for saving my life.

—George Joestar to Dario Brando

George Joestar (ジョージ・ジョースター Jōji Jōsutā?) is a minor character appearing in Phantom Blood. He is Jonathan Joestar's father and Dio Brando's foster father.

Appearance

George Joestar is a middle-aged man of medium build and height. He is typically short haired, but has a few locks of hair long enough to partially cover his forehead and also has a mustache.

George Joestar is typically seen in a three piece suit and either has a tie or a bow tie.

Personality

George is kind, though somewhat misguided. The most apparent example is when he mistakenly believes Dario Brando saved his life, though the latter was actually attempting to rob him of his possessions. Even when George understands this to some extent, he shows his generosity by claiming that he willingly gave his ring to Dario and easily gets him out of jail. Nevertheless, George still honors Dario by taking in his child, though no more notices Dio's wrongdoings than he accuses Dario for his.

George loves his son, but is severe toward him, especially after Dio came along and offered him someone to compare Jonathan with, as he wished to make a gentleman out of him. That fatherly love culminated in taking a fatal knife stab instead of Jonathan.

Synopsis

History

DarioSaves

George Joestar mistaking Dario Brando as a rescuer.

A man of the upper class, George lost his wife Mary in a carriage accident in 1868, assuming the thieving Dario Brando rescued him and felt indebted to him. This proved unwavering even after George learned from the head inspector that Dario was in jail from trying to pawn Mary's wedding ring, pressing no charges and asked Dario to be good man for his family. Even Dario couldn't understand George's generous nature as he provided him money for a hotel venture that ultimately failed.[1] For the next twelve years, George raised his only son Jonathan Joestar who grew into a fine youth despite being rough around the edges.

Phantom Blood

After receiving a letter from a dying Dario, George honors his "debt" by allowing Dario's son Dio Brando to live at the Joestar Mansion and accepts him unconditionally as a member of the family. During Dio's stay, George is easily deceived by Dio's superior manners and intelligence, which causes him to berate his own son Jonathan several times.

GeorgeSacrifice

George: "Don't look so sad, JoJo. Where better to die than in the arms of my son?..."

Eight years later, George is struck ill. Jonathan learns that his father is being poisoned by Dio and travels to Ogre Street for proof and to find a cure. When cured and learning of Dio's treachery, feeling responsible for doting Dio, George stands by as the constables Jonathan has brought proceed to arrest Dio. At the last moment, as Jonathan goes to Dio to personally handcuff him, George overhears Wang Chan mentioning Dio's luck and worries that the arrestation is going too smoothly. When Dio attempts to stab Jonathan to use the Stone Mask on himself, George leaps between the two and shields his son, getting fatally stabbed in the back. George dies nestled in Jonathan's hold, cheering his son up saying that is best for a father die in the arms of his son. George's body is later burned away from the fire that destroys the Joestar Mansion.

Abilities

Ripple

Like his descendants, George could presumably use Ripple but died before he could be trained in it or even learn about it.

Video Games

Phantom Blood (PS2)

George I made his first video game appearance in The Phantom Blood videogame. As he did not fight in the original story, he is obviously not a playable character.

All-Star Battle (PS3)

George appears as a random Campaign Support character, providing a significant boost for the player. Should the player lose a campaign battle, he gives them a boost to ensure a perfect S rank in any battle, even if they lost.

Trivia

  • George mistaking Dario as his savior bears resemblance to a similar scene in Victor Hugo's novel Les Misérables, in which Marius's father mistakes the corrupt innkeeper Thénardiers as his savior and sends Marius to seek aid from him on his deathbed. George also claims that he gave his ring to Dario Brando, who was imprisoned for stealing said ring, resembling the bishop Myriel claiming the same for Jean Valjean, who attempted to steal his silverware.

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References

  1. Chapter 1: Prologue p. 17
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