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The Devil (悪魔(デビル) Debiru)[1] is the thirty-fourth episode of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime and the eighth episode of Stardust Crusaders. It covers the most of Chapter 133 through the first half of Chapter 136 of the manga.

Summary

Jotaro's group arrives in Singapore, and when they run into Anne again, decide to take them with her. They then check into a hotel, but due to the overcrowded hotel preventing them from getting rooms close to each other, they split up. Polnareff enters his room and discovers an eerie looking doll with a spear on its back sitting on his nightstand. He then promptly orders whoever's hiding in the fridge to come out, and confronts Devo the Cursed.

Polnareff reveals that all the beverages in the fridge were on the counter; A dead giveaway that there was someone in it. After a short introduction, Devo attempts to attack Polnareff with his Stand, but is anticlimactically overpowered by Silver Chariot and severely wounded. He then escapes via the hotel room's balcony, verbally cursing Polnareff. Polnareff then finds that his ankle has been sliced deep, and in response he calls Joseph and Avdol while he bandages himself. After Polnareff makes a second call to room service for medical assistance, Avdol explains Devo the Cursed to Joseph, stating that he is an assassin hired by criminals from all over the world, and that his Stand is powered by grudge.

Concluding that it's dangerous for any of them to be alone, Joseph calls Jotaro to have all four of them meet up in Polnareff's room. Meanwhile, Polnareff searches for his room key, which he spots under his bed. However, as soon as he crawls under the bed to retrieve it, he hears footsteps and suddenly finds himself tied to the underside of the bed and blinded by shampoo. Something then begins sawing off the legs of the bed, which ends up pinning Polnareff to the floor. The attendant Polnareff called is promptly killed with a razor slicing through his face. The murderer reveals itself as the doll Polnareff had found earlier, possessed by Ebony Devil. Polnareff tries to attack the doll with Silver Chariot, but as he is unable to see his enemy, the attempt is futile.

Silver Chariot fights the doll, only managing to break its spear as the battle wreaks havoc in the hotel room. The doll runs amok, soaking the entire room with the beer and other drinks from the fridge. This is done with the intent of frying Polnareff with a short-circuiting hairdryer. However, just as the doll drops the hairdryer, Polnareff reveals he was purposely scattering the shards of the bedroom mirror to let himself see above the bed. Chariot immediately skewers both the hairdryer and the doll's head, before slicing the doll to pieces. The scene cuts to Devo hiding in a bathroom stall, having been left a mangled corpse as an employee checks on him after hearing screaming.

Polnareff then joins up with the others, and soon faces interrogation from the police over suspicions of killing a little boy in his hotel room and the death of Devo in the hotel bathroom stalls. The Speedwagon Foundation agents bail him out without issue. Later, Joseph divines with the use of a TV and receives a message claiming that Kakyoin is a traitor. He concludes there must be something more to the story, and the episode ends with a cut showing Kakyoin with Jotaro outside the hotel, the former with a menacing look on his face.

Appearances

Characters

Stands

Manga/Anime Differences

  • There's an extra scene showing how the group distributed themselves through the hotel rooms.
  • After the fight, a scene was added showing Polnareff being interrogated by the Singapore police after the incident in the hotel, but he's saved by the Speedwagon Foundation.
  • There's an extra scene showing Jotaro and Kakyoin checking on Anne before meeting Joseph and Avdol.
  • The scene where Joseph uses Hermit Purple on the hotel television is altered from the manga and does not feature Nekodora-kun. It does however have a short blip featuring Gorgeous Irene one of Araki's previous mangas.
  • In the animated scene where Ebony Devil tries to electrocute Polnareff, the hairdryer is spewing fire, possibly adding an additional ignition effect to the spilled alchohol.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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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