Arabia Fats

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"The Sun" card's Stand... He was a formidable opponent, but once you've figured out his trick, he's just another idiot.
Jotaro Kujo about Arabia Fats, Chapter 167

Arabia Fats (アラビア・ファッツ, Arabia Fattsu) is a tertiary antagonist featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders, specifically the "Sun" story arc.

He is an Agent of DIO, who ambushes the Joestar Group in the middle of the Arabian desert with his Stand, Sun.

Appearance

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Arabia Fats is a short, overweight man with short, spiky hair and a receding hairline. He has a T-shirt bearing a sun resembling the Rising Sun Flag of Japan. He also sports an unbuttoned coat, cargo pants, and loafers.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
Skin(Fair)
Hair(Black)
Outfit
(Orange jacket, red and yellow undershirt, khaki pants, brown shoes)
(Image was brightened)
Skin(Tan)
Hair(Brown)
Outfit
(Light blue jacket, red and yellow undershirt, blue jeans, brown shoes)
Skin(Tan)
Hair(Black)
Outfit(White jacket, red and orange undershirt)
Skin(Tan)
Hair(Black)
Outfit
(Gray jacket and pants, red and white undershirt)

Personality

My Stand, The Sun, will burn you to a crisp! (おれの スタンド 「ザ・サン」で やきつくしてやるぜ)
—Arabia Fats, Pocket JoJo

Arabia Fats's personality is never fully shown because of how quickly he is defeated, but he is shown to be a well-prepared, patient, immoral Stand user who is willing to wait as long as it takes for the Joestar Group to die from his Stand. He made sure his hiding spot was comfortable since his Stand dramatically increases the temperature of the environment, giving himself a seat, drinks, and air conditioning. He is also shown to be clever in that he attached a large mirror to a small vehicle to take advantage of the desert's barren landscape. However, this ingenuity was not enough to prevent his defeat as the mirror unfortunately reflected a large rock, exposing him. Jotaro calls him an initially formidable but actually rather shabby opponent.[2]

Abilities

Stand

Main article: Sun

Arabia Fats's Stand is a great fiery sphere akin to the sun itself, which can heat the surrounding area to dangerous levels, give the impression of daylight, and shoot rays of energy. However, Arabia himself is not immune to his Stand, and he must stay within a certain range of his targets to continue exposing them to its effects.

Sun (サン (太陽))Link to this section
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Ability
Sun Replica, Light Ray Energy
PWR
B
SPD
E
RNG
A
STA
A
PRC
E
DEV
E

History

Stardust Crusaders (1988)

Arabia Fats was one of the Stand users tasked with defeating the Joestar Group. He followed the group up into the Arabian desert in a kart equipped with an air conditioner. He stayed camouflaged by using a mirror device attached to a kart that reflected the sand's image in the desert, so the group wouldn't notice him.

Arabia Fats defeated

Suffering from the heat produced by Arabia's ability, the group eventually deduce the sun itself to be a Stand.[4] As the temperature continues to increase, the group is holed up strategizing. Noriaki Kakyoin hastily manifests Hierophant Green but the Sun bursts out rays of energy. Jotaro reacts by plunging into the ground with Star Platinum, and giving the group some sort of cave to hide in. Desperation runs high, but suddenly they begin to maniacally laugh. The heroes have understood Arabia Fats' trick when they saw a rock being reflected on his mirror. Thus, Jotaro commands Star Platinum to throw a rock at the mirror, which pierces it and knocks Arabia Fats out. The Sun's power is cancelled. Jotaro comments that Arabia might've been menacing, but after discovering his trick he was another idiot along the way. Joseph is simply shocked at how simple the exchange was. It is unknown if Fats survived the blow, but given the comical appearance of his bruise, it's likely he was merely knocked unconscious.[5]

Chapters / Episodes

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Creation and Development

Araki created Arabia Fats to appear as a very strong, intimidating enemy to trick readers into thinking the battle would last several weeks only to see him defeated nearly instantly after the Joestar Group discovers his Stand's trick.[6]

Arabia Fats was not given a proper name until several years after Part 3's publication, where it was revealed in the PlayStation port of Heritage for the Future and eventually documented in JOJO A-GO!GO!.

Casting

Arabia Fats's voice actor in Heritage for the Future, Wataru Takagi, also voiced Cameo, Boingo and Kenny G. in the same game. He would eventually voice Okuyasu Nijimura in multiple media since All-Star Battle.

Video Games

JoJo RPG (SFC)

Arabia Fats is one of the many bosses featured in the game. When the group reaches Egypt, they will be stuck in the desert endlessly and the player must trigger the fight by checking the sun. When he does so, the Sun will come to attack the group. Afterward, Arabia Fats will surrender, give the group money, and tell them about Iggy who is dwelling in a nearby desert town.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (PS1)

Arabia Fats or Alabia Fats in the English localization, appears as a Mini Game in Super Story Mode. The player takes control of Star Platinum in first-person. The objective is to find his hideout and throw a rock at it before Arabia Fats hits the player with Sun's rock. The player is given a reversed view of Arabia Fats's hideout, and has to search for its location. the player needs to do this four times to deplete Arabia Fats's life bar. After the mini-game, Arabia Fats appears in a cutscene, knocked out as the group states that his Stand was rather childish. Arabia Fats's special battle can be unlocked in Book Mode.

Gallery

References

  1. Death 13 - Vol.5 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" P152 The Secret of JOJO Characters
  2. Chapter 167: Sun, Part 2
  3. JOJO A-GO!GO!: STANDS, p.104
  4. Chapter 166: Sun, Part 1
  5. Chapter 167: Sun, Part 2
  6. JOJOVELLER: Araki's Stand Commentaries - Sun

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