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D'Arby the Gambler, Part 2 (ダービー·ザ·ギャンブラー その2 Dābī Za Gyanburā Sono Ni)[1] is the sixty-first episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the thirty-fifth episode of Stardust Crusaders and the eleventh episode of the Egypt Arc. It covers last four pages of Chapter 213 through Chapter 216 of the manga.

Summary

D'Arby prepares his and Jotaro's game of poker by splitting up Polnareff and Joseph's souls into six poker chips each he will use to bet with, giving Jotaro a set of six to represent his own soul. Jotaro shows off how precise Star Platinum's eyesight is by predicting the deal of the cards, and catches D'Arby as he is about to cheat by second dealing, leading Jotaro to pick a boy near the café to deal for them. Jotaro loses three chips in his first hand against D'Arby, and in the second hand D'Arby is dealt four kings, but Jotaro appears to have not once looked at his cards. D'Arby begins to worry, as he knows the boy and everyone else in the café are in his employ, and the boy is sure he has dealt Jotaro a bum hand, but Jotaro raises all of his soul and Avdol's soul on his bet, while using Star Platinum to get himself a cigarette and a drink. D'Arby believes he is bluffing, seeing his bet and raising it, betting the rest of Jotaro's soul and all of Joseph and Polnareff's souls. Jotaro sees his bet with Kakyoin's soul and then raises with the soul of his mother Holy. D'Arby, unsure if Jotaro has managed to use Star Platinum to change out all of his cards to a better hand, mentally folds as he goes catatonic. All of the souls he won in bets are released, allowing Joseph and Polnareff to recover as Avdol looks at Jotaro's cards, realizing that he had been dealt a bad hand. Jotaro admits he never once looked at his cards to keep his cool, but laments that they will not be able to interrogate D'Arby for information on DIO.

Appearances

Manga/Anime Differences

  • D'Arby's cracking-under-pressure and subsequent defeat are extended.

Trivia

  • D'Arby's internal monologue says that Jotaro would have had to secretly swap out all five of his cards to make a hand that could beat his own. However, Jotaro would have only needed to swap three cards to make 4 Aces, or four cards to make a Straight Flush or Five of a Kind.
  • The entire episode was greatly updated in the Blu-Ray release; featuring animation touch-ups, Jotaro's smoking being uncensored and several scene changes entirely.
  • STAND CARD(S): Osiris

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 STORY -TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 スターダストクルセイダース』公式サイト

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