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There are lots of doors. They're the same shape, the same size, the same color, and the same texture. There is no way to distinguish them at all, and there is an infinite number of said doors. But one of the doors definitely has some vestige of being open. If you open and close it many times, those traces become more apparent. Finding those traces and going! Progressing beyond! That is my Stand... Paisley Park.

Yasuho Hirose, JJL Chapter 40

Paisley Park (ペイズリー・パーク Peizurī Pāku) is the Stand of Yasuho Hirose, featured in JoJolion.

Appearance

Paisley Park is a humanoid Stand of a feminine figure and a height slightly above Yasuho's; usually appearing two-dimensional by occupying the place of Yasuho's shadow or spread across any surface. It has Yasuho's hairstyle, and a blank face save for one round eye on its right, with three bold eyelashes. Its face and body are covered by various road map symbols.[1]

It later appears three-dimensional after it is discovered by Yasuho. When the Stand changes its shape, its round eye always stays present.[2]

Personality

It has an independent personality, since it first manifests unconsciously by Yasuho in order to assist Josuke by bringing him to safety from his pursuer. Paisley Park is loyal to Yasuho and helps her as well as her friends to reach destinations or bypass security. Its primary objective is protecting Yasuho which doesn't change even after it is discovered by Yasuho herself.

The Stand can be aggressive when protecting its owner if she is threatened, as shown when it allows Yasuho to flee from the vehicle of kidnappers by twisting the ankle of the driver, causing the car to crash and the kidnappers to smash headfirst through the windshield.[3]

Abilities

Though its ability is ill-defined, Paisley Park's has been described by Yotsuyu Yagiyama as a long-range Stand, resistant to conscious control and of low physical potency. Paisley Park isn't suitable for direct confrontation, but it is highly automonous and able to assist its user and allies constantly through various ways.

Guidance

Paisley Park's primary ability involves assisting individuals significant to Yasuho in finding and reaching destinations more expediently, or escaping perilous situations. Paisley Park has for example manipulated a phone's GPS application and the results of a web search engine to enhance the efficiency of her investigations, and instigated a chain of events allowing Yasuho to bypass security clearance through mistaken identity. Paisley Park can also separate from its user and go far away to help another ally in need.

When Yasuho discovers Paisley Park for herself, it displays time-limited choices on her cellphone or laptop. After selecting an option, the Stand provides her with the item she asked for which then comes in handy later. For example, the choice of flashlight results in Paisley Park giving it to Yasuho, which then illuminates the location of something else she ends up needing a few minutes later. The Stand offers a choice whenever Yasuho needs to solve a problem, despite whether or not she's aware of what's going to happen, but doesn't act when Yasuho is too slow to choose.

Electronics Manipulation

Although it mainly resides in her cellphone, Paisley Park enables Yasuho to interact with various electronics at a level beyond humanly possible.

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Manipulating the event data recorder of Jobin's car

Paisley Park can hack into various electronic devices with ease and use them to help Yasuho in her investigations or any other activity she is focused on, bypassing any security they may have. For instance, it could break into the data servers of the local police to identify Dolomite by linking a tooth to medical records and dental prints. It can also travel through computer networks from Yasuho's mobile phone in order to interact with other systems without being near the hardware. This particular ability is portrayed as Paisley Park going through endless corridors full of doors and breaking locks. At a more basic level, Paisley Park can delete/wipe files such as images or videos from other people's phones if Yasuho wills it.[4]

Shapeshifting

Paisley Park can freely change its shape. It can shift from a three-dimensional humanoid form into a flat, shadow-like figure, or even a formless puddle. This ability isn't limited to shape alone, as it was able to turn its head into a globe, changing usual road map symbols into the map of the Earth, and then into a map of the town.

Synopsis

Paisley Park first manifests as a controlling force on Josuke's cellphone navigation application, seemingly sending him wrong directions to his destination of Morioh University Hospital, while in fact saving him from a mysterious assailant.

While Yasuho attempts to question Holy Joestar-Kira, Holy privately notes that Yasuho's shadow reveals her Stand.

In a later instance, Paisley Park seems to manipulate events around Yasuho, allowing her to enter the hospital after being mistaken for a patient; and also seems to assist Yasuho in researching subjects on her phone.

In the Higashikata estate's underground storehouse, Yotsuyu Yagiyama accosts Yasuho and incites Paisley Park to emerge, before grasping it by its face and examining it, deducing that it is a long-range Stand.

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Trivia

  • The idea of the Stand came from bad GPS units which would show the wrong directions. The fear of opening things was the theme for the chapter where Paisley Park first appears.[5]

References

  1. JJL Chapter 14: "Paisley Park" and "Born This Way" (3)
  2. JJL Chapter 38: Jobin Higashikata Is a Stand User
  3. JJL Chapter 25: Paper Moon Deception (3)
  4. JJL Chapter 65: The Plant Appraiser (2)
  5. JOJOVELLER: STANDS - Comments by Hirohiko Araki

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