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Lovers (ラバーズ(恋人) Rabāzu), is the Stand of Steely Dan featured in Stardust Crusaders.

Appearance

JoJo Tarot 06 - The Lover

The Lover

Lovers is, unlike most Stands, of microscopic size, enabling it to infiltrate the human body unnoticed. It resembles a robotic humanoid creature with an insectoid head and with crab pincers for hands.

Its design is a combination of a fly, a flea, and the robot from the 1986 science fiction film Short Circuit.[1]

It represents the Tarot Card The Lovers.

Personality

Although it obeys Steely Dan's command without question, Lovers also displays its own personality. It has a sly and sneaky temperament and taunts its opponent in combat. Although it recognizes its weakness, it also considers itself terrifying because it has mastered its own strengths and is confident it can beat both Silver Chariot and Hierophant Green[2]. When pushed into a corner, it will flee[3].

Abilities

By Steely Dan's own words, Lovers is very weak, unable to even lift a single strand of hair[4]. Because of its microscopic size, Lovers is by itself very vulnerable. However, its ability to infiltrate the brain makes it nonetheless a formidable and elusive Stand that is very difficult to reach and its reach of hundreds of kilometers makes escape impossible[4].

Pain Synchronisation

Lovers' primary ability is to enter the brain of its victim, more precisely the brain stem[5], and manipulate their pain receptors[6]. When Steely Dan feels any physical stimuli, be it the pain from a punch[6], or even the sensation of cracking his fingers[4], Lovers will go berserk inside the brain and return the pain several folds to its victim, causing them to be in agony. It can even cause phantom pain in absent limbs[4]. It is used to take Joseph Joestar hostage.

Organic Waste Clones

Lovers can take brain cells and turn them into mash for various uses. First it can disguise itself as another Stand using the mash to cover itself[5] but can also create a myriad of dummies that aren't the real Stand but can still harm a Stand that has been shrunk to its size[5].

Spores Cultivation

Although not inherent to itself, Lovers uses DIO's spores to kill its victims. Thanks to its size, it can carry an individual spore inside someone's brain[4] and then feed it with brain cells in order to make it grow and eventually destroy the brain like with Enya's[7].

Gallery

References

  1. Artbook: JOJOVELLER
  2. Chapter 164, The Lovers Part 5
  3. Chapter 165, Lovers Part 6
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Chapter 162, The Lovers Part 3
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Chapter 163, Lovers Part 4
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chapter 161, Lovers Part 2
  7. Chapter 160, The Lovers Part 1

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