The Mist of Emptiness, Vanilla Ice, Part 1 (亜空の瘴気 ヴァニラ·アイス その1 Akū no Shōki Vanira Aisu Sono Ichi) is the sixty-eighth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime, the forty-second episode of Stardust Crusaders and the eighteenth episode of the Egypt Arc. It covers the second half of Chapter 236 through half of Chapter 240 of the manga.
D'Arby uses Atum to peer into Jotaro's soul, which he uses to determine whether Jotaro is lying or not. However, contrary to his deduction that Jotaro was not lying about his pitch, his pitches turn out to be different from expected. This leads D'Arby to suspect that Jotaro is cheating somehow, though in a way that cannot be deciphered by his Stand's reliance on yes/no questions. As D'Arby desperately tries to find out how Jotaro is cheating, Jotaro wins more homeruns, resulting in D'Arby subconsciously admitting defeat and releasing Kakyoin's soul. At last, D'Arby discovers that Joseph was the one cheating on Jotaro's behalf the entire time, using Hermit Purple to control the video game while Jotaro handled Atum's questions. While Jotaro dishes swift punishment to D'Arby, opening up a way out of the game room, DIO's right-hand man, Vanilla Ice, cuts off his own head to provide DIO with the blooded needed to complete his assimilation of Jonathan's body, but DIO turns it down and brings him back to life, stating he will get blood from someone else and sending him to attack the others. Meanwhile, Polnareff, Avdol, and Iggy venture inside the mansion, where Iggy manages to immediately take down a Stand user named Kenny G. to stop the illusions he was creating. Immediately afterwards, however, Avdol is caught off guard and killed by Vanilla Ice's Stand, Cream, who disintegrates his body with the void inside his mouth, leaving Polnareff and Iggy stunned.
- During the discussion between Vanilla Ice and DIO, the Bow and Arrow can be seen hanging on the wall next to DIO.
- Despite the title Vanilla Ice only appears in the episode twice; the first is the discussion between himself and DIO, and the second is at the end of the episode when he kills Avdol, half of the episode being used to finish the Telence fight and a brief bit of the episode was used for Kenny G.'s first and only appearance. Vanilla Ice himself does not appear until 11 minutes into the episode.
- When Telence discovers Jotaro and Joseph's trick, the camera pans up on Jotaro with Kakyoin in the background. The camera then quickly zooms out but Kakyoin is gone.
- STAND CARD(S): ??? (Cream)
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