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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 William 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 R.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
Rudol von Stroheim R.E.O. Speedwagon Messina Loggins
SuzieQAv ErinaJoestarAv SmokeyBrownAv MarkMangaAv
Suzi Q Erina Joestar Smokey Brown Mark

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
J.P. Polnareff Iggy
Allies
HolyAv RunawayGirlAv Suzie2Av RosasAv
Holy Kujo Anne Suzi Q Roses

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
Aya Tsuji Shizuka Joestar Arnold

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.

Bucciarati's Gang
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 PericoloAv KoichiVAAv
J.P. 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 ErmesCharacter FF Character
Jolyne Cujoh Emporio Alniño Ermes Costello Foo Fighters
WeatherReportAV AnasuiAV
Weather Report Narciso Anasui
Allies
Jotaro Part6 Av SavageGardenAv
Jotaro Kujo Savage Garden

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 and Yasuho
Jo2ukeAv YasuhoAv
Josuke Higashikata Yasuho Hirose
Allies
NorisukeAv KyoAv DaiyaAv TsurugiAv
Norisuke Higashikata Kyo Nijimura Daiya Higashikata Tsurugi Higashikata
HatoAv KareraAv RaiMamezukuAv
Hato Higashikata Karera Sakunami Rai Mamezuku

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 William 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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