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Red Hot Chili Pepper (レッド・ホット・チリ・ペッパー Reddo Hotto Chiri Peppā) is the Stand of Akira Otoishi, featured in Diamond Is Unbreakable.

Appearance

Red Hot Chili Pepper resembles a short alien with a beak and a lizard-like tail. Its head bears a resemblance to a Pachycephalosaurus. Its body is covered in a radiant electrical glow that slowly diminishes the longer the Stand is in use without electricity. Its design is a combination of the strong head-butting dinosaurs from Kyouryuu Daikikou and Frieza from Dragon Ball Z.[2]

It possesses a codpiece of varying length which is given a consistently less prominent appearance in the anime adaptation.

After Akira's fight with Josuke & Crazy Diamond, Red Hot Chili Pepper was thrown into the ocean, dispersing its electrical power as well as its body. The Stand itself was effectively broken, with a dismembered look, as most of its body was left in the ocean[3]

Personality

In order to hide his identity, Akira speaks and is able to express various emotions through his Stand and its facial features (giving the strong impression that the Stand is responsible).

Abilities

Red Hot Chili Pepper is a long range Stand based on electricity whose dangerousness increases dramatically when it is near electricity. Not only does its range and ability to pass through electrical systems make Akira impossible to find, when powered-up, it can physically overwhelm and outpace Crazy Diamond[4][5]. On the other hand, it is very dependent on its power source to act.

Electricity Absorption

Red Hot Chili Pepper is capable of absorbing electricity to increase its raw strength and speed[6] and heal its wounds[7]. It is shown that it can absorb the full power of Morioh's electrical grid[5].

However, the downside of that ability is that these power-ups consume a lot of electricity and Red Hot Chili Pepper must remain near sources of electricity to keep its stamina[8]. If Red Hot Chili Pepper ever falls into water, its electricity will also disperse and disable it[5].

Upon depleting the electricity it has absorbed, it will weaken and take upon a rusted look instead of its shiny gold coat and slowly begins to vanish, threatening Akira's life[8][7].

Electrical Transfer

Red Hot Chili Pepper can persist inside and pass through flows of electricity, and thus is able to hide inside power wires[9] or batteries[10] and move at light speed from one position to another through electrical cables. If Red Hot Chili Pepper holds on to an object, it can turn it into electricity and move it where it desires[9] and if this move is used on a living person, they are also dragged inside the electrical system, electrocuted, and eventually killed, as was the case with Keicho Nijimura[9]. Akira uses this ability to steal about 5 billion yen worth of goods throughout Morioh,[11] but also spy on his enemies[6].

In Video Games

Cult Jump (GB)

Red Hot Chilli Pepper appears without his Stand user, Akira, as one of the ten characters from the JoJo franchise on the game.

All Star Battle (PS3)

Red Hot Chili Pepper appears in All-Star Battle with Akira.

Eyes of Heaven (PS3/PS4)

Red Hot Chili Pepper appears once again in Eyes of Heaven with Akira.

Gallery

References

  1. Love Deluxe - Vol.14 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P83 The origin of STANDS! Part 2
  2. Artbook: JOJOVELLER
  3. Chapter 314, Red Hot Chili Pepper (8)
  4. Chapter 312, Red Hot Chili Pepper (6)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Chapter 313, Red Hot Chili Pepper (7)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chapter 307, Red Hot Chili Pepper (1)
  7. 7.0 7.1 Chapter 310, Red Hot Chili Pepper (4)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Chapter 309, Red Hot Chili Pepper (3)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Chapter 283, The Nijimura Brothers (10)
  10. Chapter 308, Red Hot Chili Pepper (2)
  11. Chapter 315, I Found Something Dangerous! (1)

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