|Manga · Anime|
|Namesake||Pet Shop Boys|
|Date of Death||January 15, 1988|
|Race||Bird (Possibly Accipitridae)|
|Hair Color||brown (feathers, in game)|
|Eye Color||blue (game)|
|Manga Debut||Vol. 24 Ch. 222|
The Pet Shop at the Gates of Hell (1)
|Final Appearance||Vol. 24 Ch. 226|
The Pet Shop at the Gates of Hell (5)
|Anime Debut||Episode 31|
Silver Chariot (Episode)
|Game Debut||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SNES)|
Pet Shop is highly intelligent and appears to be an accipitridae. He wears a falconry hood adorned with 3 feathers.
A ruthless killer, Pet Shop does not discriminate against any who trespass. He would have killed a small boy if not for Iggy. He also showed no remorse in eating the eyes of two dogs in front of their owner, or hunting down Iggy.
Pet Shop serves as the guard of Dio Brando's mansion in Egypt. He ruthlessly kills any who may trespass or he deems as suspicious. When he first appeared, Pet Shop decapitates two large dogs with ease and smashes a beggar (employed by Avdol to find Dio's mansion) and his car with his stand. Pet Shop possesses incredible aerial agility and the ability to swim. Ultimately, Pet Shop was killed by Iggy when he bit Pet Shop's beak while activating Horus, effectively killing him. Pet Shop was able to severely injure Iggy by severing his leg in the process.
In Video GamesEdit
Much like the original story, Pet Shop appears as one of the last faced enemies. However since it's an RPG game, all the player's party must face the enemy, unlike the manga who Iggy does it alone.
Pet Shop appears as playable character, he only was available on the second version of the game foward.
All of Pet Shop's moves are based on his ability to create ice, such as throwing Ice Stakes, trap the enemy on the ground with ice or anything related to icicle attacks.
His first special move makes him shoot several ice stakes with great speed as a projectile attack. His second special move makes him create a giant ice block that comes from above the screen (the same move he used to kill the agent in front of Dio's mansion). His last special move makes Pet Shop appear from the back of the screen, as he shoots even more ice stakes at the opponent, however, it only works as a grab special move.
His ending on Arcade Mode shows what would have happened if Pet Shop managed to kill all the main heroes. Pet Shop would have continued to act as Dio's Mansion's guardian, as the text says "And Pet Shop never allowed anyone to come near the Mansion, anyone...".
If hit by Alessi's Stand attack, Pet Shop turns into an egg, but still can use his Stand to make small attacks, implying that Pet Shop was born with his Stand ability.
Pet Shop is widely considered the most powerful character in the game, with incredibly strong special control from his many projectiles and unblockable setups stemming from his overhanging icicle attack. Playing Pet Shop is generally considered "poor taste" and he enjoys the distinction of being at least soft-banned in pretty much every tournament setting.
Much like Iggy, besides being a very unique character, Pet Shop it's only the second bird to appear as a playable character in fighting game history, as it debuted on September 1999, while Pojo (from Mace: The Dark Age) debuted on October 1997. Nakoruru (from the Samurai Showdown series), who debuted on 1993, possesses a bird, but only uses it as part of her attacks.
- Pet Shop is a falcon and his stand's namesake, the Egyptian god Horus, is commonly depicted as a falcon or a man with a falcon's head.
- Originally Pet Shop did not appear until the characters are near Dio's Mansion for his fight with Iggy. The anime retroactively inserts him in place of the parrot that Dio has in Polnareff's flashback during his meeting with Dio.
- Due to this change, Pet Shop is technically the first member of the Egypt 9 Glory Gods to appear in the anime adaptation of Stardust Crusaders, before the second season even started.
- Pet Shop was most likely based off the Great Chief of Cassandra's pet, from Hokuto no Ken.
- His name and stand might be referenced in the name of the series Pet Shop of Horrors.
|Part III: Stardust Crusaders Characters|
Jotaro Kujo · Joseph Joestar · Muhammad Avdol · Noriaki Kakyoin · Holy Kujo · Sadao Kujo · Jean Pierre Polnareff · Sherry Polnareff · Iggy · Gray Fly · Impostor Captain Tennille · Anne · Suzi Q Joestar · Roses · Forever · Devo · Rubber Soul · J. Geil · 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