Esidisi

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Hmm... that gaze of yours, it has become piercing! But men with a look like that in their eyes die quickly when they run into me.
—Esidisi to Joseph Joestar, Chapter 77: Go! Ripple Master

Esidisi (エシディシ, Eshidishi) is a primary antagonist featured in the second part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Battle Tendency. He is the second highest ranked Pillar Man after Kars and battles the Ripple users for the possession of the Red Stone of Aja.

Appearance

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Esidisi's appearance is that of a tall and well-built man. He has light hair, protruding in a bouffant tuft from under a tall headpiece. A dark painted or tattooed X mark spans his face, joined at the bridge of his nose, touching the middle of his forehead and jaw. He commonly wears a nose ring in his right nostril, and great, thick hoop earrings. His brow rests in a sinister scowl.

During his fight with Joseph, his top is bare save for leather-like patches stitched to his skin at his shoulders and chest.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
Skin(Tan, blue face tattoo)
Hair(Baby Blue)
Eyes(Blue)
Outfit
(Indigo and lime headpiece, sky blue clothing with green and gold accessories)
Skin(Tan, orange face tattoo)
Hair(White)
Eyes(Blue)
Outfit
(Orange and purple headpiece, orange, navy, and black clothing with golden accessories)
Skin(Tan, navy face tattoo and lipstick)
Hair(White)
Eyes(Dark bluish-gray)
Outfit
(Red headpiece, orange, brick red, and brown clothing with gold accessories)
Skin(Tan, orange face tattoo)
Hair(White)
Eyes(Blue-Gray)
Outfit
(Orange and lavender headpiece, orange, purple, and dark gray clothing with gold accessories)

Personality

It is still a little soon for you to have the right to fight me! 2000 years ago, I devoured so many Ripple users like you that I got sick of it!
—Esidisi to Joseph, Chapter 77: Go! Ripple Master
Esidisi crying

Like Wamuu and Kars, Esidisi is a confident and violent Pillar Man.

As a Pillar Man, Esidisi is confident in his powers and abilities and sees humans as an inferior species. He is particularly smug towards Joseph and enjoyed outwitting him. Although he is highly intelligent, Esidisi is prone to overconfidence and was tricked by a double-layered trap lain by Joseph. Esidisi also has a tendency to gloat and explains his moves to the enemy if he thinks he's won. The one time he let his anger get the better of him was also when Joseph decisively outwitted him and he was furious that a human had dared to win against him. Otherwise, Esidisi is affable and acts calm a majority of the time, tranquilly assessing the situation before taking action. For unknown reasons, he calmly swallowed a lit dynamite stick, letting it explode in his stomach.

Like his brethren, Esidisi has no problem murdering humans if it suits his goals, and thought little of Loggins' death. He also created an attack revolving around injecting his scalding blood into his victims to boil them from the inside and has shown he looked forward to Joseph's screams of despair, indicating a measure of sadism. Esidisi states that he has a more violent temperament than his comrades and has devised a peculiar calming mechanism: instead of getting angry, Esidisi lets out his frustration by throwing a tantrum and sobbing in a dramatic fashion. This also serves as an unsettling destabilization tactic.

Esidisi is Kars's oldest comrade and he believed in Kars's quest of taming the sun to the point he participated in the genocide of his own tribe and tagged along Kars for millennia. Esidisi never loses sight of his goal, and will always act to get the Red Stone of Aja. Esidisi's devotion to Kars's goals is so adamant that he would gladly lower himself to bring them to fruition, as Joseph noted to be the Pillar Man's motivation for possessing the defenseless Suzi Q.

Abilities

Body ManipulationLink to this section
Like other Pillar Men, Esidisi can freely manipulate his body structure. When his body was destroyed, he was able to alter his brain and nervous system to continue thriving as a parasitic organism that can possess a human body.


AbsorptionLink to this section
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The cells that constitute Esidisi's body release a potent digestive acid that melts anything organic on physical contact while making it appear Esidisi is absorbing his victim into his body. Esidisi displayed this ability through grafting Loggins' hand as a replacement for his severed limb.


Flame Mode

Flame Mode(炎の流法(モード) Honō no Mōdo)Link to this section
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Using Flame Mode, Esidisi is able to raise his body temperature in order to heat his blood up to 500 degrees Celsius, then hurl it out melting anything the blood touches. In the anime, it is called the "Heat Mode" (熱の流法(モード), Netsu no Mōdo).


Erratic Blaze King Mode(怪焰王の流法(モード) Kaien'nō no Mōdo)Link to this section
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After entering his Flame Mode, Esidisi extends his blood vessels out of his body and makes them into long, prehensile needles with which he injects his boiling blood into enemies.


Erratic Blaze King's Giant Cartwheel Prison Mode(怪焰王大車獄の流法(モード) Kaien'nō Daishagoku no Mōdo)Link to this section
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After creating several holes in his back, Esidisi makes a huge spinning jump, while extending his blood vessels out of the newly created holes, similar to a hedgehog's spines. He then attacks using his blood vessels to surround his enemies, giving them little room to escape.


Personal

Master Strategist: Despite his violent temper, Esidisi is a brilliant tactician, being able to see through Joseph's deception and even managing to thwart his insidious plans using his own, something no other villain in the series demonstrated. Esidisi also traveled to China and is knowledgeable about Sun Tzu's Art of War, including his theory "all warfare is based on deception".

History

Background

Esidisi is a member of the race known as the Pillar Men. One of the few to not object to Kars's ideals, he was spared from their clan's genocide and became right hand man to Kars. Esidisi accompanied Kars to the old world to find a flawless Red Stone of Aja, briefly ending up in China, where he learned of Sun Tzu, before his group's search brought them to Rome. There, the Pillar Men battled Ripple users before entering a hibernation state under the Roman Colosseum. The wall that Esidisi and the others embedded themselves in was booby trapped to impale potential prey for nourishment as seen with Mario Zeppeli. At some point, the Nazi learn of the Pillar Men and made attempts to study them before deeming them a threat to the rising Third Reich.

Battle Tendency

Awakening

Esidisi unaffected from swallowing a stick of dynamite

Esidisi is scolded with Kars after Wamuu disposes of the German soldiers. They prepare to leave but when Kars steps on Wamuu's shadow, the younger Pillar Man attacks by reflex and Esisidi scolds him for his impudence. However, Kars apologizes. When the human Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli attacks, the Pillar Men realize that the Ripple Clan has returned to hinder them. Caesar is easily defeated and Esidisi mocks his meaningless determination alongside his fellow Pillar Men. Joseph Joestar steps in but makes a spectacle of himself with his new Ripple clackers. Amused, Esidisi and Kars leave Wamuu behind to dispose of this amusing human.

Esidisi crosses paths with Joseph and Wamuu as they exit the Colosseum in a mine cart. In desperation, Joseph bluffs Wamuu into giving him a month to train for a worth-while battle. Intrigued by Wamuu placing a wedding ring inside the human's heart, Esidisi ups the ante by placing his own ring around Joseph's throat, mentioning that the poison's antidote is in his nose ring. The Pillar Men then set out in search for the Red Stone of Aja.

Esidisi vs Joseph

Loggins is killed by Esidisi

Almost a month later, Esidisi discovers the location of the Red Stone of Aja and heads to Air Supplena Island in Venice. Once there, Esidisi kills Loggins as he was preparing for Joseph's final test.

When Joseph arrives, he challenges Esidisi and the two face each other on an arena covered in sharp spikes. Sensing Joseph's growth but confident, Esidisi attacks but Joseph stops him with a finger and pierces his palm with the Ripple. Impressed, Esidisi can still grab Joseph's fist and tries to twist his arm. Joseph vaults above Esidisi to break free and ties a string around Esidisi's arm. Joseph yanks the string, slicing Esidisi's arm and destroying it with a Ripple kick. Surprisingly, the Pillar Man momentarily breaks down in tears and sobs to keep his murderous rage under control. Once recomposed, Esidisi reveals in-depth knowledge of Sun Tzu's Art of War, proceeding to take Loggins' arm as his own while subjecting the corpse to his boiling blood to psychologically shock Joseph. Shaken, Joseph hastily attacks, leaving himself exposed to his Erratic Blaze King Mode. Extracting his own veins our of his fingers, Esidisi splashes his boiling blood at Joseph's face, forcing him to take out his mask. Joseph yells in anger, but again Esidisi sees that it is a mere distraction. The Pillar Man willingly impales his body on the spikes to create as many holes as possible and lets many veins out of his body. Joseph avoids the veins, but Esidisi sees the strings that Joseph laid out in front of him in time, and cuts them with his toes' veins. Esidisi surrounds Joseph with his veins but Joseph reveals that he's used a Cut and restore rope trick to hide a second string behind Esidisi. Esidisi is tied and Joseph burns him with the Ripple. Furious, Esidisi reveals his horn and attacks, but Joseph breaks it. Esidisi's body releases a lot of energy that illuminate the arena before his body crumbles.

Esidisi's demise

Suzi Q possessed by Esidisi

Despite his apparent death, Esidisi is merely reduced to a disembodied nervous system that latches onto the unsuspecting Joseph's back. That way, he's able to sneak inside of Lisa Lisa's quarters. He takes over the body of Suzi Q, using her to mail the Super Aja to Switzerland before revealing himself in Lisa Lisa's balcony.

When Caesar arrives, Esidisi is able to kick the unaware Ripple user out of the way and blocks the door with Suzi Q's body. The Pillar Man attempts to stall the Ripple users by using Suzi as a literal human shield before deciding to turn her into a "boiling blood bomb" to kill everyone. However, Joseph and Caesar team up to send a Ripple attack from two extremities of Suzi Q's body and her back, their Ripples cancelling each other out to safely remove Esidisi without any harm coming to the girl. Esidisi attempts to cling onto Joseph but is shortly finished off by the sunlight. Despite being enemies, Joseph gives his respect to the Pillar Man.

Eyes of Heaven


The information below derives from Eyes of Heaven which was not written and only supervised by Araki. As such, it may not be considered canon.

When Heaven-Attained DIO begins to rewrite reality, the story of the Pillar Men is significantly altered. In 1939, in Italy, the Pillar Men collectively manage to track the Super Aja to Air Supplena Island. Thus, they assault the island, interrupting the battle between Jotaro Kujo, the old Joseph Joestar and their new allies the younger Joseph as well as Caesar Anthonio Zeppeli, and the minions of DIO.

Esidisi, Wamuu and Kars first send in Vampires after Joseph and Caesar. Then, Kars is eventually forced to grant Esidisi and Wamuu permission to battle the two Ripple users. The two heroes manage to overcome not only Esidisi and Wamuu, but Kars as well, though their Ripple is unable to destroy the Pillar Men. Lisa Lisa appears and announces her intent to fight off the Pillar Men, despite both Josephs knowing that she has not yet fully recovered. Despite Lisa Lisa's courage and Caesar's yearning to take revenge for his and Joseph's ancestors, the older Joseph calms the team and successfully bluffs Kars by claiming that the Red Stone of Aja is protected by a time bomb. The Pillar Men give Joseph and Caesar six days to prepare for their final battle before departing.

Eventually, Jotaro defeats Heaven-Attained DIO once and for all, altering reality for the better.

In the ending credits, Esidisi and Wamuu battle Joseph and Caesar together at the Skeleton Heel Stone.

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance
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Quotes

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  • Hmm... that gaze of yours, it has become piercing! But men with a look like that in their eyes die quickly when they run into me.
    —Esidisi, Chapter 77: Go! Ripple Master
  • It is still a little soon for you to have the right to fight me! 2000 years ago, I devoured so many Ripple users like you that I got sick of it!
    —Esidisi, Chapter 77: Go! Ripple Master
  • "All warfare is based on deception!" To fight is to deceive! If you anger your enemy and get inside of his head, you can create an opening and attack! That is what you are trying to do correct? I shall not fall for it...
    —Esidisi to Joseph, Chapter 78: Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 1
  • Animals! When they use energy for exercise or to fight illness, their body temperature increases to some extent...I can raise my blood's temperature to 600°C and release it! That's the temperature at which wood and paper will burn! [...] Wamuu's mode is the Divine Sandstorm... his mode can control the wind. I am Esidisi of Fire, whose Mode controls heat!
    —Esidisi, Chapter 78: Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 1
  • I'll stab these veins into your face and send my boiling blood into your body, turning your face into a simmering stew! Eat this! Erratic Blazing King Mode!
    —Esidisi, Chapter 78: Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 1
  • Your next line is "I'll wipe that smile off your face!"...
    —Esidisi predicting Joseph, Chapter 79: Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 2
  • I'll light you on fire like candles on a birthday cake!
    —Esidisi, Chapter 80: Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 3
  • Let me hear you scream! Let me hear that dry, guttural howl of despair, JoJooo!!!
    —Esidisi, Chapter 80: Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 3
  • This woman I've possessed is still half alive! In order to kill me for good, you'll have to kill her too!! Do you have it in you? Do you have the guts?! GWAHAHAHA!
    —Esidisi to Joseph and Lisa Lisa, Chapter 81: The Remains Lurk, Part 1
  • Those two are such bullies... you wouldn't bully me, would you, Caesar?
    —Esidisi disguised as Suzi Q, Chapter 82: The Remains Lurk, Part 2
  • Kill me with that Ripple of yours! In my current state, it'd be so easy for you to kill me with your Ripple! BUT! You know this girl's heart wouldn't be able to take the shock from the Ripple! Will you be able to take her lifeeeee?! If you can, now's the time to do it! Hurry up and kill me, dumbasses!!
    —Esidisi, Chapter 82: The Remains Lurk, Part 2
  • And now... with all the strength I have left, I'm going to show you my final ability! I'll blow up her body and send my blood flying at you like bullets of magma!
    —Esidisi's final words, Chapter 82: The Remains Lurk, Part 2

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References

  1. Older than Wamuu - JoJo 6251, p.148
  2. Chapter 82: The Remains Lurk, Part 2
  3. JoJo 6251 Timeline
  4. Chapter 101: The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 7

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