All Along Watchtower

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The Watchtower Troupe is merely a stage name. A cover. They're assassins in disguise. Fifty-three cards, one Stand – my All Along Watchtower.
Cannolo Murolo, Purple Haze Feedback Chapter 6: fantasia siciliana

All Along Watchtower (オール・アロング・ウォッチタワー Ōru Arongu Wotchitawā) is the Stand of Cannolo Murolo featured in the light novel Purple Haze Feedback. This Stand is essentially a deck of sentient cards that divine information for Murolo.

Appearance

Approximately 10 cm in length, All Along Watchtower is bound to a deck of cards, allowing each of them to become doll-like and sentient. The cards have a hierarchical relationship, with such cards as the King, Queen or Jack having higher positions.

Personality

The 53 cards forming All Along Watchtower call themselves the Watchtower Troupe, and enjoy performing circus tricks, such stacking themselves to form a pyramid. Reflecting Murolo's personality, the cards are joyful and appear to get along but will occasionally fight with each other because of their obsession with hierarchy.[1]

According to Speedwagon Foundation researchers, the Stand manifests itself as a group because of Murolo's personality to do anything to achieve his goals and even betray his allies over simple greed.[2]

Abilities

Espionage

All Along Watchtower has the ability to spy on targets without being seen or alerting them, then relay the information back to Cannolo in the form of a circus act. They act individually, taking advantage of their thin shape to perform assassinations and gather information while remaining unseen.

All Along Watchtower is a weak Stand, unfit for direct battle against most Stand users. However, because of their stealth and range, they are perfect for surveillance and espionage. Because it's composed of 53 independent cards, damage is split between them before reaching Cannolo, causing him to only receive 1/53 of any damage inflicted toward him.[2]

Quotes

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  • "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the show! There are fifty-three of us, here to entertain you! I'm the joker, and I'll be your

    host for this evening."

    "Ah, joker, joker. You always did like to joke around."

    "These are the spades! If they get their dander up, there's nothing they can't do! As stubborn as they are deadly!"

    "Oh, spades, spades, whatever that symbol is supposed to be."

    "And those are the hearts! Their hearts inspire envy, and their envy inspires fear."

    "Ha ha, hearts, hearts, actually kinda gross if you think about it."

    "And these would be the clubs – they look like clovers, and trust in their luck. Which is only fifty fifty." "Ho ho, clubs, clubs, you all have three leaves yet four-leaf clovers are so very common."

    "And last but not least, the diamonds! They're sure that money makes the world go round, and that they're the most valuable."

    "Pfft, diamonds! Rhinestones are all you need to impress!"
    —All Along Watchtower's song, Purple Haze Feedback

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References

  1. Purple Haze Feedback Chapter 2: me voglio fà 'na casa
  2. 2.0 2.1 Purple Haze Feedback Chapter 6: fantasia siciliana

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