|“||Ku ku ku ku ku... You really did waste your youth trying to hunt me down... but it looks like you won't succeed! What a pathetic life you've lived!||”|
—J. Geil to Polnareff
J. Geil (J・ガイル Jei Gairu) is a minor antagonist appearing in Stardust Crusaders.
J. Geil is an assassin, the son of DIO's advisor Enya the Hag, sent alongside Hol Horse to kill the Joestar Group. He also is the murderer of Sherry Polnareff and the man Jean Pierre Polnareff seeks revenge from. J. Geil is a Stand User and wields Hanged Man.
J. Geil spends most of his time hiding from the public, preferring to have a partner in which to rely on. This made him a perfect candidate for Hol Horse, who liked him and believed that they should work in pairs. J. Geil would hide in the shadows while Horse broke the glass needed for his Stand to work; occasionally, they would do a combination attack, such as Hol Horse breaking glass and J. Geil attacking while Hol Horse shot a bullet from his Stand, Emperor, locking the enemy into a mortal circle. He shared a special link to his mother, who received the same injuries he had moments before dying. He had a twisted and perverted personality, raping many girls during his life.
Like his mother, he had a deformity that gave him two right hands. In the past, he had long hair and a muscular body, but is now bald and is hardly shown standing up, likely due to age.
J. Geil is the man responsible for the murder and rape of Sherry Polnareff, earning him her brother's desire for revenge. He also tried to kill Sherry's friend but failed. No one but Polnareff believed the girls' testimony on J. Geil having two right hands. It is later implied that he raped numerous girls before Sherry, as he says that he had many girls who "loved and admired" him, Sherry being just one of them.
J. Geil first shows by making his Stand appear in front of Polnareff and forcing him to separate from the rest of the group, making him an easy target for him and his partner Hol Horse. After a short confrontation between Emperor and Silver Chariot, Muhammad Avdol joins the fight but is quickly disposed of by a combination of the antagonists' Stands.
Polnareff is blinded by anger, and is almost killed in the same way, but Noriaki Kakyoin manages to save him in time. The two escape with a jeep, but Hanged Man follows them and destroys the vehicle. At this point, Polnareff deduces J. Geil's Stand's true nature: it is made of light and can move between reflections at high speed and attack from there. Having guessed its location and trajectory, Silver Chariot manages to stab it, revealing J. Geil's position.
However Polnareff and Kakyoin are once again tricked: J. Geil gathers a crowd of people and makes its Stand enter their eyes. The trick is spoiled by Kakyoin, who focuses the people's attention on a coin, allowing Polnareff to strike the final blow. Dead, J. Geil falls and accidentally hangs himself upside down on a gate.
- Main article: Hanged Man
Hanged Man is a Stand made of light, which is able to travel from one reflective surface to another and can attack someone's reflection, harming the true person as well.
In Video Games
The events from "Emperor and the Hanged Man" take place in the game with no different (being one of the few story arcs without drastic changes). J. Geil appears as the last enemy faced in this arc story.
J. Geil himself appears on the last cutscene within his Chapter in Super Story. His Stand, Hanged Man, is used as part of Hol Horse's moveset. As a special move, Hanged Man can appear from the ground and grab the opponent, rendering them unable to move. As part of one of Hol Horse's Super Comboes, he'll crawl out of the ground and stab the opponent in the back and deal massive damage, but only if the opponent is caught in one of the three cracks that Hol Horse shoots into the camera screen.
- In the First Edition of the Italian version of the manga, J. Geil actually had two left hands. This happened because in the 90s, manga chapters were mirror-printed in Italy, a standard procedure made to appeal the public accustomed to Western comics. From Vento Aureo onwards, mirror-printing ceased, therefore in the new Italian version of Part 3, J. Geil has two right hands.
- ↑ Silver Chariot - Vol.2 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" P66 The Secret of JOJO Characters