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Your actions are meaningless to me. I've already expressed this.

—Ringo Roadagain

Mandom (マンダム Mandamu) is the Stand of Ringo Roadagain, featured in Steel Ball Run.

Appearance

Mandom takes the shape of a head as the centre of what looks like an enlarged, wrist-based item of metallic jewellery, splitting and extending at its ends into long, flowing tendrils. Dark, its face is featureless except where patterned by a number of small spheres resembling eyes; joined by lines to form a pattern of horizontally oriented lozenges.

Its design was inspired by the "Major League Training Brace" from the Star of the Giants manga series.[2]

Ability

Mandom never portrays any form of combat ability, but rather, supports Ringo during his duels. Although keeping its ability a secret would be an advantage, Ringo prefers to explain its power to his opponent due to his beliefs.

Time Rewind

By turning a hand on his wristwatch, Mandom will rewind time by exactly 6 seconds, returning everything to how it was 6 seconds ago.[3] Ringo himself does not need to turn the hand to activate the ability; moving it with something like a bullet would also trigger the rewind[4].

The wristwatch that Ringo wears is actually a psychological switch and is in theory unneeded to activate Mandom's power.[5] The process of rewinding back 6 seconds is supposedly instant and unnoticeable according to all individuals effected, but is visually represented in the manga by everything being rewound[3]. Ringo claims that he is free to rewind time by 6 seconds without limitations other than turning the hand[4].

Nearby individuals affected by this ability will remember the events of those rewound seconds and thus unaware victims will be disoriented. Ringo used this property to disorient Johnny, Gyro and Hot Pants in an unfamiliar forest and make them lose themselves inside it.[3] However, those prepared will, like Ringo, take advantage of the rewind to avoid attacks or set up unexpected strikes[4].

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Trivia

  • Aside from the 2nd Diego Brando's THE WORLD, Mandom is the only time-manipulation Stand belonging to a minor antagonist.
  • Mandom is a Japanese brand of perfumes and deodorants. Ringo and his Stand's name are likely to be inspired by their TV commercial featuring Charles Bronson and the song "Lovers of the World";[6] named "男の世界" ("True Man's World") in its Japanese release; the lyrics of which mention "living in the world of Mandom".

References

  1. [citation needed]
  2. JOJOVELLER: STANDS - Comments by Hirohiko Araki[1]
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SBR Chapter 34
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 SBR Chapter 35
  5. SBR Volume 8, in-between Stand description, SBR Chapter 35
  6. Charles Bronson Mandom commercial, YouTube

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