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The Hand

TheHand

The Hand Anime

Japanese Name (ザ・ハンド)
User Okuyasu Nijimura
Namesake The Band[1] (band)
Manga Debut Chapter 274
The Nijimura
Brothers (1)
Anime Debut Episode 77
The Nijimura Brothers (1)
Stats
Destructive Power B
Speed B
Range D
Durability C
Precision C
Developmental Potential C

The Hand ((ザ・ハンド) Za Hando?) is the Stand of Okuyasu Nijimura featured in Diamond Is Unbreakable.

Appearance

The Hand appears as a humanoid figure typically in attire similar to football pads, though it has several spikes jutting from them. A towel-like object drapes over its shoulders, with a $ symbol on one end and a ¥ symbol on the other – corresponding with Okuyasu's own fashion theme of currency symbols. On each side of the Stand's face are blinders that cover its headlight-shaped eyes and limit its vision, a result of Okuyasu's own impulsive demeanor.[2] Its right hand has spiderweb-like lines on the inside, along with two bumps on its palm. However, these features on its right hand were not shown until later chapters.

Abilities

The Hand, is a heavily battle-oriented Stand. Similarly to Polnareff's Silver Chariot, all its powers are either destructive or used to get an opponent in range of its powers. The Hand is possibly as strong as Crazy Diamond, though not as quick.
The Hand swipe

The Hand erasing space

  • Elimination: Anything The Hand's right palm touches when it does a swiping motion with its arm is erased from this universe, be it physical matters or the space itself. Similar to Cream's ability, this ability effectively removes whatever is in the Stand's path from existence according to the user's will and it seems the objects are eliminated like an extremely sharp blade had sliced clean through them. While using the ability, Okuyasu can choose between mere removal of physical substances or the erasure of space within the areas covered by The Hand's swing motion performed by its right hand. Okuyasu also states that not even he knows where the voided objects go. Should there be space erased by The Hand, the voided space will be filled and "stitched up" by adjacent space and objects, effectively removing any traces of the removed objects ever existing. It should also be noted that space erasure also gives surrounding objects an unexplained force pushing them towards the center of the eliminated space while the said void is being filled by the surrounding dimension. The space elimination and this curious property allow the normally short-range Stand possesses substantial ranged capabilities, as it can simply remove the space between itself and a target to bring the opponents within reach of The Hand and Okuyasu or the other way around, which Okuyasu likes to call it "teleportation". This ability is so powerful Okuyasu states that he does not even need to touch or be within the range of Killer Queen to combat it, a statement proven to be true during the engagement.

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Trivia

  • "The Band", which was the basis for The Hand's name, when written in Japanese Katakana, is only one diacritic mark off from "The Hand".
  • Interestingly, similar to Vanilla Ice and Cream, Okuyasu and The Hand are able to eliminate physical matters (and space) upon contact, but their uses of their abilities are otherwise restricted by their personalities. Also to note is that their statistics differ by only one letter, with The Hand having more developmental potential.

References

  1. Love Deluxe - Vol.14 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P83 The origin of STANDS! Part 2
  2. Artbook: JOJOVELLER

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