|Namesake||The Star (tarot card)|
|Manga Debut||Vol. 12 Ch. 114|
A Man Possessed
|Durability||A → E|
|Developmental Potential||A → C|
Star Platinum (星の白金, lit. Star of White Gold; pronounced スタープラチナ, Sutā Purachina?) is the Stand of Jotaro Kujo. It features along with Jotaro in three parts of the series, most prominently in Part III: Stardust Crusaders.
Star Platnium is one of the most human in appearance of humanoid Stands; resembling a tall, well-built man; either of similar or equal proportions to Jotaro, and initially even sharing his facial features. It possesses long, flowing, suspended black hair, and a surface or skin of an unnatural hue (often blue or green) and varying shades. It is covered by a minimal range of clothing and armor, including a metallic headband, shoulder pads adorned with a spiral design, long gloves with studs on the back of the hands, tall boots, knee and elbow guards, a short circular scarf, and a simple loincloth.
Jotaro has described Star Platinum as very violent. It is silent, except when it throws punches, crying "ORAORAORA" loudly and repeatedly. Having a relatively human face, it may scowl and smile.
Star Platinum demonstrates an interest in self-preservation, as seen when it halts a bullet Jotaro experimentally shoots at his own head, protects an incapacitated Jotaro from Dio Brando's attacks during Time Stop, and revives him from near-death by directly pumping his heart (however, considering Star Platinum's pioneering role in the series, this capacity may speak primarily to metaphysical or subconscious qualities generic to Stand users).
Star Platinum is among the very first Stands introduced and remains one of the most powerful and versatile. It is a close-range Stand; defined by a maximum range of 2 metres from Jotaro, in contrast with incredible strength, speed and precision.
- Super Strength: Star Platinum possesses immense strength; able to throw a Jeep carrying four men and a girl out of the path of an 18-wheeler with one hand, later pull the same Jeep out of a canyon with only a car as a counter-weight, and destroy an artificial diamond the size of a car.
- Super Speed: Either as fast or faster than light, Star Platinum can catch a bullet fired at point-blank range, and throw thousands of powerful punches within seconds.
- Self-Preservation: Star Platinum possesses the awareness and reaction speed to protect Jotaro in many instances that he himself seems unaware; halting a bullet he experimentally shoots at his own head; protecting him while frozen by Dio's Time Stop; and reviving him from near-death by directly pumping his heart.
- Precision: Star Platinum is incredibly precise; able by hand to surgically remove an object embedded in a person's skull without ill effect, and catch a bullet between his thumb and forefinger in midair.
- Enhanced Eyesight: Star Platinum utilizes eagle-like eyesight throughout Stardust Crusaders. By his Stand Jotaro sees at one point across desert for four kilometres, as well as identify meaningful details, such as a fly, in high-resolution images.
- Star Finger: Star Platinum can suddenly and forcefully extend his middle and index fingers to a length of one or two metres, in order for example to stab a faraway opponent. During its first execution, it seems able to lengthen its entire arm to an extent as well. This ability is similar to and could reference the limb-strecthing applications of the Ripple.
- Time Stop: Discovered during Jotaro's climactic battle with Dio, like Dio's The World, Star Platinum is able to stop time, for an absolute limit of five seconds (achieved only once during Part 3). Jotaro describes the execution of this ability as exhausting, and he requires a varying length of rest before he may freeze time again. Out of disuse, the length of time Jotaro can maintain Time Stop is diminished during Part 4. Measures of time during Time Stop correspond to normal measures, as shown by Jotaro's unwilling reduction in the duration of Time Stop effected by Stairway to Heaven.
Star Platinum: The WorldEdit
Achieved by Jotaro at some point just prior to Part VI: Stone Ocean, Star Platinum: The World (スタープラチナ・ザ・ワールド) is defined by its mastery of the Time Stop, which Jotaro can now push each time to his 5 second limit, and execute consecutively within intervals of seconds.
Star Platinum: The World's stats differ from those of Star Platinum; in terms of Developmental Potential, this is likely in order to reflect Jotaro's level of experience.
- Star Platinum is one of the 9 Tarot Stands to have a color in its name.
- Star Platinum has had a number of characters based on him or made as reference, using either a modified version of his "Ora Ora" battle cry or dressing similar to him. One example is Joe from the King of Fighters series, who also uses a rapid speed punching ability.
- Star Platinum is the Stand with the most appearances in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, appearing in three different parts. It is followed by Silver Chariot, Echoes, Hermit Purple, Tusk, Killer Queen and The World which appeared in two different parts.
- Star Platinum's appearance is similar to that of the Pillar Men.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Chapter 114: A Man Possessed
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Chapters 257-265: Dio's World Arc
- ↑ Battle with Geb
- ↑ Battle with Imposter Captain Tennille
|Part III: Stardust Crusaders Stands|
Star Platinum · Magician's Red · Hermit Purple · Hierophant Green · Silver Chariot · The Fool · Holy's Stand · Hermit Purple #2 · Tower of Gray · Dark Blue Moon · Strength · Ebony Devil · Yellow Temperance · Hanged Man · Emperor · Empress · Wheel of Fortune · Justice · Lovers · Sun · Death Thirteen · Judgement · High Priestess · Geb · Khnum · Tohth · Anubis · Bastet · Sethan · Osiris · Horus · Atum · Tenore Sax · Cream · The World
|Part IV: Diamond Is Unbreakable Stands|
|Crazy Diamond · The Hand · Echoes · Star Platinum · Hermit Purple · Heaven's Door · Aqua Necklace · Bad Company · Red Hot Chili Pepper · The Lock · Surface · Love Deluxe · Pearl Jam · Achtung Baby · Ratt · Harvest · Cinderella · Boy II Man · Earth Wind and Fire · Highway Star · Super Fly · Enigma · Cheap Trick · Atom Heart Father · Stray Cat · Killer Queen|
|Part VI: Stone Ocean Stands|
|Stone Free ·Star Platinum · Kiss · Burning Down the House · Foo Fighters · Weather Report · Diver Down · Goo Goo Dolls · Manhattan Transfer · Highway to Hell · Marilyn Manson · Jumpin' Jack Flash · Limp Bizkit · Survivor · Planet Waves · Dragon's Dream · Yo-Yo Ma · Green, Green Grass of Home · Jail House Lock · Bohemian Rhapsody · Sky High · Under World · Heavy Weather · Whitesnake · C-Moon · Made in Heaven|
|Part VIII: JoJolion Stands|
|Soft & Wet · Fun Fun Fun · California King Bed · Paisley Park · Born This Way · Les Feuilles · Nut King Call · Paper Moon · Yotsuyu Yagiyama's Stand · Norisuke Higashikata IV's Stand|