Battle Tendency - Chapter 2 [46]

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Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 2 (ニューヨークのジョセフ・ジョースター その②, Nyū Yōku no Josefu Jōsutā Sono 2), originally The Living Statue (生きた彫像, Ikita Chōzō) in the WSJ and tankobon releases, is the second chapter of Battle Tendency and the forty-sixth chapter of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga.


Speedwagon and his team show Straizo that inside the ancient temple, there are many Stone Masks much like the one Dio used, and above it all, a man cast into a stone pillar. The writings and bas-reliefs on the wall make it appear that the man could be the creator of the Masks. Thus Speedwagon asks Straizo to destroy the being before it wakes up.

Straizo asks Speedwagon how Joseph is doing, allowing him to recall back to when the boy saved him from a plane hijacking and kidnapping, as Speedwagon notes Joseph to be unlike his grandfather.

Unexpectedly, Straizo kills his disciples and the Speedwagon Foundation members, then attacks Speedwagon, declaring that the power of the Ripple cannot give the eternal life he had always wanted. He reveals that he had envied Dio's immortality and was determined to get his youth back, so Straizo announces that he must wear the Stone Mask to reattain his youth.


SPW Excavators
(1st appearance) (Death)
(Corpse only)
Dio Brando
(Mentioned only)
(1st appearance)
Jonathan Joestar
(Mentioned only)
Joseph Joestar
SPW Plane Hijackers
(1st appearance) (Flashback) (Death)
SPW Plane Pilot
(1st appearance) (Flashback)
Erina Pendleton
(Mentioned only)

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  • In the flashback of Joseph saving Speedwagon from the hijack attempt, Joseph is seen reading a Superman comic. Considering he was 15 years old at the time, this scene took place between 1935 and 1936, but Superman would only be created in 1938, thus making the scene anachronistic.


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