Andre Boomboom

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Andre Boomboom (アンドレ・ブンブーン Andore Bunbūn) is a minor antagonist featured in the seventh part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Steel Ball Run, introduced in the "The Desert Born Outlaws" story arc.

Andre is one of the competitors of the Steel Ball Run race. Alongside the rest of the Boomboom Family, he tries to eliminate other jockeys to get ahead in the race and attacks Gyro Zeppeli and Johnny Joestar.

Andre is a Stand User wielding Tomb of the Boom.

Appearance/Personality

Andre appears as a young man in his early twenties, notably having aligned columns of freckles that cover his face. He has unkempt hair. Andre wears a spotted shirt with a target imprinted on the chest, with a corresponding cap on which two bow ties are attached; he also wears a plain vest.

He has the odd ability to make his nostrils flat and stuff his whole ear in his earhole.

Just like the other members of the family, Andre is a murderous and greedy man who murders the competition for the prize money. He shows a little more intelligence than his younger brother, L. A. Boomboom. Andre seems to practice erotic asphyxiation. 

Abilities

Main article: Tomb of the Boom 2

Andre shares his Stand with the other two members of his family, making it the first Stand to have more than one user at the same time. Andre's power is to magnetize anyone his blood touches.

Body Trick: André can somehow close his nostrils without touching them. He can also stuff his ears into the earholes, like Giorno Giovanna

History

Background

Not much is known about the Boomboom Family's life before the Steel ball Run. Benjamin mentions that André and L.A.'s mother left their home and became a whore.

The Boomboom Family went looking for mines in the cursed mountains in the desert despised by the local Indians. They stumbled on a Devil's Palm and collectively acquired their Tomb of the Boom.

Steel Ball Run

The Boomboom Family participates in the Steel Ball Run, aiming to be at the first, second and third place to maximize their gains. Lost in the mass of the racers during the first stage, the Boomboom Family assassinates three other competitors named Max Becker, David Hagen and Paul Lukather by using Tomb of the Boom to magnetize them and make they collide.

André shows his infected wound to make the duo drop their guard

During the second stage, the Boomboom Family follows Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli in the desert because of Oyecomova, who has put a bounty on Gyro. Andre is sent to trick them. He lets himself be bitten by a spotted salamander and approaches the duo at sunset, pretending to merely be a hurt competitor. He begs for some fire and Gyro reluctantly throws a burning log at him. To sedate himself, André uses his belt to strangle himself and cuts off the poison before seemingly losing consciousness, all to trick Gyro into approaching him and soon enough Gyro kicks André's knife aside, magnetizing his leg. The rest of the family comes.

Gyro shoots a hole in André's abdomen, who eventually succumbs

Gyro's feet is invaded by steel and the duo realises that they are dealing with enemies that are assassinating the competition. They realise that the Boomboom's ability is a magnetic power when Johnny's pistol is disassembled and the pieces are attracted to Gyro's feet. Benjamin Boomboom, the patriarch, destroys an incoming Steel Ball aimed at him with his magnetism. Andre's knife flies towards Gyro's neck but he blocks it. Furious at Gyro for almost letting him die, André is the first to charge closer to Gyro. Gyro throws his remaining ball at a rock, making a piece of rock shoot through André. Seeing the Boomboom Family circle around them, Gyro understands that the magnetism is tied to his proximity to them and thus, the duo flees. As they move away from the Boomboom, the magnetisms weakens but Benjamin shoots through the hole in André, splashing some of André's blood on Johnny.

Benjamin, knowing he's followed by the cowboy Mountain Tim, manipulates pieces of metal into his face to make himself look like Johnny. Mountain Tim reveals his ability Oh! Lonesome Me, allowing the cowboy to disassemble his body along his rope, and tries to grab Benjamin. However, Benjamin cuts the rope and escapes in the briar patches. Meanwhile, André doesn't immediately die from his injury, but he mentions going unconscious from the blood loss and is never seen afterward. Just as the family prepare their final assault on Gyro, Johnny and Tim, André leaves him behind. After their father's death, it is unknown what happened to him and his brother.

Chapters

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Chapters in order of appearance

Quotes

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I always let the girls strangle me.
—Andre Boomboom, SBR Chapter 15: The Desert Born Outlaws, Part 1
Let's go! Our family will be first in the race!
—Andre Boomboom, SBR Chapter 16: The Desert Born Outlaws, Part 2

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References

  1. [citation needed]
  2. SBR Chapter 12: First Stage: Disqualified from Victory

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