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The third "Joestar Group", featured in Stardust Crusaders.

The Joestar Group is a nickname given to the team of protagonists prominent in each part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. The group is composed of different members in each part, but generally consists of a JoJo, their "sidekick," and various other allies all following the same or a similar plan of action (i.e defeating DIO or protecting Morioh).

History

Original Universe

Phantom Blood

The original Joestar Group starts in 1889 with Jonathan Joestar, aided by his allies Will A. Zeppeli and Robert E. O. Speedwagon. Although Bruford was originally an enemy, he respects Jonathan after their battle and gives him his sword, Luck and Pluck. Later on, Dire, Straizo, Tonpetty and Poco assist Jonathan in an effort to deter the incoming threat to mankind, Dio Brando.

The Joestar Group in Phantom Blood
BaronZepelliAv
JonathanAv
SpeedwagonPhantomBloodAv
Will A. Zeppeli Jonathan Joestar Robert E. O. Speedwagon
Allies
PocoMangaAv
TonPettyAv
DireAv
StraizoPhantomBloodAv
ErinaPendletonAv
Poco Tonpetty Dire Straizo Erina Pendleton
GeorgeJoestarAv
DannyMangaAv
TattooMangaAv
PocosSisterMangaAv
BrufordAv
George Joestar I Danny Tattoo Poco's Sister Bruford

Battle Tendency

50 years later, in 1939, Jonathan's grandson Joseph, along with his partner Caesar Zeppeli, their mentor Lisa Lisa, and Nazi major Rudol von Stroheim, engage the creators of the Stone Mask, the Pillar Men.

The Joestar Group in Battle Tendency
LisaLisaAv
JosephAv
CaesarMangaAv
Lisa Lisa Joseph Joestar Caesar A. Zeppeli
Allies
RudolVonStroheimAv
SpeedwagonBattleTendency
MessinaMangaAv
LogginsMangaAv
SuzieQAv
Rudol von Stroheim Robert E. O. Speedwagon Messina Loggins Suzi Q
ErinaJoestarAv
SmokeyBrownAv
MarkMangaAv
MarioZeppeliAv
GeorgeJoestarII2Av
Erina Joestar Smokey Brown Mark Mario Zeppeli George Joestar II

Stardust Crusaders

48 years later, in 1987, Jotaro Kujo, the grandson of Joseph Joestar, is pulled into stopping the reawakened DIO as his resurrection causes Jotaro's mother to fall into a deadly fever. Jotaro, who has now acquired a Stand called Star Platinum, hunts down DIO in Egypt with help from his grandfather Joseph, Muhammad Avdol, Noriaki Kakyoin, Jean Pierre Polnareff and a dog named Iggy.

The Joestar Group in Stardust Crusaders
OldJosephAv
JotaroAv
AvdolAv
KakyoinAv
Joseph Joestar Jotaro Kujo Muhammad Avdol Noriaki Kakyoin

JeanAv
IggyAv

Jean Pierre Polnareff Iggy
Allies
HolyAv
RunawayGirlAv
Suzie2Av
RosasAv
Holy Kujo Anne Suzi Q Roses

Speedwagon Foundation Sailors
SPW Foundation Pilots
Wealthy Beggar
SPW Foundation Doctors

SPW Sailors SPW Pilots Wealthy Beggar SPW Doctors

Diamond is Unbreakable

12 years later, in the year 1999, the illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar, Josuke Higashikata with his Crazy Diamond takes it upon himself to protect Morioh from enemy Stand users after his grandfather is killed. He is aided by Jotaro, his classmates, and a strange mangaka. They target Stand users who use their Stand to harm others such as Angelo, Akira Otoishi, and Yoshikage Kira.

The Joestar Group in Diamond is Unbreakable
Jotaro Part4 Av
JosukeAv
KoichiAv
OkuyasuAv
RohanAv
Jotaro Kujo Josuke Higashikata Koichi Hirose Okuyasu Nijimura Rohan Kishibe
Allies
HayatoAv
YukakoAv
ReimiAv
Joseph3Av
MikitakaAv
Hayato Kawajiri Yukako Yamagishi Reimi Sugimoto Joseph Joestar Mikitaka Hazekura
ShigechiAv
YuyaAv
TamamiAv
ToshikazuAv
TonioAv
Shigekiyo Yangu Yuya Fungami Tamami Kobayashi Toshikazu Hazamada Tonio Trussardi
AyaAv
ShizukaAv
ArnoldAv
SPW Foundation Agent
SPW Foundation Boat Crew
Aya Tsuji Shizuka Joestar Arnold SPW Agent SPW Ship Captain

Vento Aureo

In 2001, Giorno Giovanna, the son of DIO, joins Bruno Bucciarati's team of Passione gang members in order to rise within the ranks and overthrow their mysterious boss, who is flooding the streets of Italy with drugs. By doing so, Giorno hopes to set the mafia's moral standards straight again. The group is also aided by Polnareff and Koichi who are members of previous Joestar Groups.

Team Bucciarati
BrunoAv
GiornoAv
GuidoAv
LeoneAv
NaranciaAv
Bruno Bucciarati Giorno Giovanna Guido Mista Leone Abbacchio Narancia Ghirga
FugoAv
TrishAv
CocoJumboAv

Pannacotta Fugo Trish Una Coco Jumbo
Allies
PolnareffVAAv
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PericoloAv
KoichiVAAv
Jean Pierre Polnareff Pericolo Koichi Hirose

Stone Ocean

In 2011, Jotaro's estranged daughter, Jolyne Cujoh, is incarcerated for a crime she didn't commit and is in a deadlock against the remnants of DIO, led by his most devout supporter, Enrico Pucci. Her goal is to save her father, escape prison, and survive. She is helped by her father, Emporio Alniño, Ermes Costello, Foo Fighters (F.F), Weather Report, and Anasui.

The Joestar Group in Stone Ocean
JolyneCharacter
EmporioAv
Jotaro Part6 Av
ErmesCharacter
Jolyne Cujoh Emporio Alniño Jotaro Kujo Ermes Costello

FF Character
WeatherReportAV
AnasuiAV

Foo Fighters Weather Report Narciso Anasui
Allies
GwessAv
SavageGardenAv
Speedwagon foundation doctors 2

Gwess Savage Garden SPW Doctors

SBR Universe

Steel Ball Run

In an alternate 1890, Johnny Joestar along with Gyro Zeppeli rides coast to coast to compete in the Steel Ball Run. They discover the Saint Corpse Parts while racing, which gives them Stand powers and greatly improves their physical abilities. The duo is hunted by many people during the race, including other racers, mercenaries, & even the president of that time.

Johnny & Gyro
GyroAv
JohnnyAv
ValkyrieAv
SlowDancerAv
Gyro Zeppeli Johnny Joestar Valkyrie Slow Dancer

Allies
LucySteelAv
HotPantsAv
TimAv
WekapipoAv
StephenSteelAv
Lucy Steel Hot Pants Mountain Tim Wekapipo Steven Steel

JoJolion

120 years later in 2011, the tentatively named Josuke Higashikata is joined by his love interest Yasuho Hirose, friends from his past and adoptive family, as they work together to discover Josuke's original identity. Their investigations lead them to uncover the Higashikata Family's deepest secret and run afoul of the mysterious Rock Humans.

Josuke, Yasuho, and Rai
Jo2ukeAv
YasuhoAv
RaiMamezukuAv

Josuke Higashikata Yasuho Hirose Rai Mamezuku

Allies
NorisukeAv
KyoAv
DaiyaAv
TsurugiAv
Norisuke Higashikata IV Kyo Nijimura Daiya Higashikata Tsurugi Higashikata

HatoAv
KareraAv

Hato Higashikata Karera Sakunami
Others
KiraJJLAv
JosefumiAv

Yoshikage Kira Josefumi Kujo

Similarities

  • The majority of the groups are not led by the centered JoJo but rather by an ally:
    • Part 1's group was initially led by Will Zeppeli before his death, all the while he was teaching Jonathan the basic mechanics of the Ripple.
    • Part 2's group was led by Lisa Lisa, the master of Joseph and Caesar, as well as the strategic leader in the war against the Pillar Men.
    • Part 3's group was led by Joseph, the eldest of them, who initiates the group's goal to find DIO and fight him in Egypt.
    • Part 4's group was led by Jotaro, the main rallying force for the active hunt for dangerous Stand users throughout the part.
    • Part 5's group was led by Bucciarati as the direct superior of every member, plus acting as a father figure to the group in general.
    • Part 6's group is the first group to be led by the current JoJo, Jolyne. She leads the group's moves and commands the respect of her companions.
    • Part 7's duo is a partnership, Gyro and Johnny agreeing to work together to reach each other's goals, however Gyro is the Spin teacher and thus possesses a tacit leadership role.
    • Part 8's group is the second group led by the current JoJo, as Josuke's will to uncover his identity is the main drive behind the duo's actions.
  • With the exception of Part 2 and 4, the majority of those in Joestar Groups dies before the end of their stories with very few carrying over to the next respective part. (i.e. Speedwagon, Joseph, Polnareff, Jotaro and Koichi).

Trivia

  • Though not initially planned, Araki threw around the idea of Hol Horse joining the protagonists during their journey, but opted out due to balance issues with Polnareff's similar character. Araki mentions this is part of the reason Hol Horse shows up multiple times throughout the story and why there is at least one group shot with Hol Horse present.[1]

References

  1. JoJonium Volume 10 - Hol Horse Special Interview

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