|“||Jotaro, you're my kind of guy... I regret that I have to destroy you...||”|
—Midler (game version)
|Namesake||Bette Midler (singer/actress)|
|Manga Debut||Vol. 20 Ch. 182|
High Priestess (4)
|Final Appearance||Vol. 20 Ch. 182|
High Priestess (4)
|Game Debut||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SNES)|
|Seiyuu||Miki Nagasawa (PSX game)|
Midler (ミドラー) is a minor antagonist of Part III: Stardust Crusaders.
She is a stand user never seen except waist-down in two frames of the manga. The protagonists found her convulsing body on the beach after defeating her stand. Polnareff tried to take a look at her, but could not bear to do so because she had lost all her teeth when Star Platinum punched them out from her stand's mouth. By the little that can be seen from the manga, Midler was wearing a simple dress when defeated, but when Capcom wanted to use her in their game they asked Araki to make a new design for her, and so he did, portraying Midler with a bellydancer-esque attire and wearing starfish nipple bikini.
Midler, like Mariah, seems to demonstrate either some degree of promiscuity or attraction towards quiet men, as she mentions that Jotaro is her kind of guy and regreted to kill him, as she would have been his lover if it were not for Dio Brando being more attractive. She also demonstrated how she hated to hear lies when the group tried to persuate her not to kill them by telling how Jotaro was interested in her and her sexy voice, as she immediatelly yelled at everyone to shut up.
Midler is a famous stand user (as Avdol knew about her) hired by Dio to kill the Joestar group, infiltrating her stand on Mohammed Avdol's submarine to trap them in a closed space. Taking the form of different things, her stand continuously attacks and escapes from the group, while Midler taunts them talking through her stand. Eventually trapping them in her own stand's mouth, Midler claims that her teeth are harder than diamonds and tries to crush Jotaro with them, but instead has her teeth punched out by Star Platinum. Jean Pierre Polnareff, wanting to take a look at her, goes to her convulsing body but says it isn't worth to look, because of her now toothless face.
In Video GamesEdit
The events from HIGH PRIESTESS appears on the game with some alterations. Midler is a stewardess on the same plane the team is attack by DEATH 13, and her stand takes on the shape of the restroom's doorknob. Much like the story, she dosen't appear herself in the game, only her stand is faced by the heroes.
Her story mode tells a drastically different tale from her fate in the original manga. She trails Jotaro's group in order to carry out Dio's orders to kill them and successfully wins against them, one by one. After she finally defeats Jotaro himself, she returns to Dio's mansion to report the good news. Cream informs her that Dio needed Joseph or Jotaro's fresh blood, and she is forced to defeat him in order to get past and see Dio. However, when she finally reaches Dio, he reassures her - before declaring that he only needs her blood, as the blood of one more person will enable him to take full control of Jonathan's body. He then asks if she will willingly give him her blood, to which she agrees. In her ending, Dio punctures her neck with his fingers and drains her blood, killing her.
As a playable character, Midler's stand makes her a great medium-to-long range fighter. While her normal attacks have a fairly good range, most of her attacks uses High Priestess ability to change into something, such as scissors, razor blades, harpoons, tractor, cars and an anvil. Hes first super move allows her to transform High Priestess into a Harppon Launcher and shoots severals Harppons on the opponent, each one hiting hands and legs, ending by a harpoon on the opponent's head (in the HD version of the game the move got censured, colloring the red blood into white color, however it can be changed on the options), her second super move transform High Priestess into several cars, making combos on the opponent if got hit, her third super move allows High Priestess to appear on the floor as a giant face, swallows the opponent and start chewing him/her making several hits on the opponent (similiar to how he used to attack Jotaro and Star Platinum).
- When Capcom produced their JoJo fighting game , they wanted to use Midler. However, as her face was never shown, they asked Araki to redesign her into something like a belly-dancer. Since then as shown in the JOJO A-GO!GO! artbook this new look is now her canon look.
- In the SNES game, she appears as a stewardess and her stand takes on the shape of the restroom's doorknob.
- In the game Heritage for the Future Midler can use her stand even after being de-aged by Alessi, implying she either was born or developed her stand ability at a young age.
- It seems that Avdol and Midler had previously met, since he knew about her beforehand and instantly recognized her after seeing her (while Joseph wondered if she really was the stand user).
- Midler was the last Tarot Card Stand user Jotaro's group met until Dio, as the users henceforth have their Stands named after Egyptian Gods.
- Her "Super KO Defeat" portrait appears to be based off of one panel of Yukako Yamagishi from Part 4.
|Part III Characters|
Jotaro Kujo · Joseph Joestar · Mohammed Avdol · Noriaki Kakyoin · Holy Kujo · Sadao Kujo · Jean Pierre Polnareff · Sherry Polnareff · Iggy · Gray Fly · Captain Tennille Imposter · Runaway Girl · Roses · Forever · Devo · Rubber Soul · J. Gail · Hol Horse · Nena · ZZ · Enya Gail · Steely Dan · Arabia Fats · Mannish Boy · Cameo · Midler · N'Doul · Oingo · Boingo · Anubis · Chaka · Khan · Caravan Serai · Mariah · Alessi · Daniel J. D'Arby · Chibi and Buchi · Pet Shop · Telence T. D'Arby · Kenny G. · Vanilla Ice · Nukesaku · Wilson Phillips · Dio Brando