Bohemian Rhapsody

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Bohemian Rhapsody is the song of freedom...

Bohemian Rhapsody (ボヘミアン・ラプソディー (自由人の狂想曲) Bohemian Rapusodī, kanji lit. "Freeman's Fantasy") is the Stand of Ungalo, featured in Stone Ocean. Bohemian Rhapsody is an ability Stand that breaks the barrier between fiction and reality, drawing fictional characters into the real world and making people live out a specific story.

Appearance

Bohemian Rhapsody only manifests as a phenomenon and thus has no appearance or personality to speak of.

Personality

The characters brought to life are quite lively, from the jovial dwarfs to the murderous goats, and possess their own personalities. As the dwarfs mention being fans of The Terminator or Star Wars, the other fictional characters also seem to be aware of separate franchises.

Abilities

Bohemian Rhapsody is an extremely powerful Stand ability which can affect the entire world and has caused untold chaos.

Despite its range and the esoteric nature of its power making it impossible to defend against through conventional means, it can ultimately be defeated by its own power.

Fiction Realization

Peter Pan & Tinkerbell brought to life

Bohemian Rhapsody is able to bring fictional characters depicted in images into reality through media containing them.[1] Cartoon and anime characters, even works of art and drawings are affected.[2]

The characters are made of the same material they came from, and thus cannot easily be destroyed; shown when the mother goat is simply folded into paper when punched.[3] There is no way to change the course of the story one find themselves in as they are already written.[4] Running away or hiding from the characters is useless as objects will simply unfold like paper that enable the characters to walk through[3] or even teleport.[2] Destroying the fictional character that brought a victim into a story is the only way to return the soul back into the body.[5] The images of characters destroyed in reality don't return to the books and papers they were featured. The only example shown in the manga is after Pinocchio was killed by Anasui.[5]

The Stand draws power from the original artist's creativity and passion put into the animation, and thus its range is infinite.[2] One may be immune to this ability if they have neither knowledge of the story nor character, but this is difficult due to the number of characters brought to life, as well as the character's ability to act even based on subconscious recognition and drag even unwilling victims like Anasui into the role of the wolf in The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids.[3] Due to this and its worldwide range, it is practically impossible to find and defeat the user.[2]

Despite its tremendous power, it can be defeated through the creation of a fictional character by a talented hand, whose sole role is to eliminate other fictional characters to cancel Bohemian Rhapsody. [4]

The countries most heavily affected by the Stand were stated to have been the U.S., Japan, Italy, and France while the Stand was active.[4]

Body/Soul Separation

Anasui transforming into the Big Bad Wolf

In addition to fictional realization, the victim's body and soul are separated. When one meets a character they like, their souls are dragged into the character's role, taking the appearance and the fate of the character[1] because, as Pinocchio claims, they secretly wish to be able to live their fantasies.[5]

The soul and the body of the victim now act independently, as if the person was split. Moreover, the separation is immediate and almost unnoticeable to the victim.[1][5] The soul is visible to only other souls[1][5] and only the soul can use the person's Stand.[5] Although some can be dragged into a happy story, it is especially dangerous to be dragged into a story where the character dies.[6]

Characters Summoned by Bohemian Rhapsody

Chapters

Book Icon.png Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance

Quotes

Quote.png Quotes
I'm a fan of the Terminator, specifically the T-2000 one. He's not on this truck, though. I like this guy, and Chewbacca. But you know, I'll always like Snow White the best!!!
—The Seven Dwarfs, SO Chapter 105: Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 2
It's Spider-Man! I found him first!
—Comic books fans, SO Chapter 107: Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 4
We have received word that the character Kenshiro, from one of Japan's many popular series, has defeated the evil Raoh in battle, in East Shinjuku. Raoh, who suddenly appeared without warning in East Shinjuku, managed to kill several other fantasy heroes before being defeated by Kenshiro. Witnesses have claimed that everything went according to the original story.
—News report, SO Chapter 107: Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 4
Reporting the special news! It is currently 1:30 PM. Mickey Mouse has suddenly disappeared.
—News report, SO Chapter 105: Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 2
The Mother Goat got very angry!!! Upon finding the Big Bad Wolf, Mother Goat took out a pair of scissors, dragged out his innards, filled him with rocks and dumped him in the river.
—The youngest goat foretelling Anasui's fate, SO Chapter 107: Bohemian Rhapsody, Part 4
It's over. Just like how it should be. I'll live happily in your stead.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Araki stated that he was only allowed to draw non-copyrighted characters that appear with Bohemian Rhapsody. He originally wanted to have Mickey Mouse appear, but his editorial department rejected it so he could only have the tail showing.[9]
  • The real life Van Gogh didn't cut his whole ear but just the lobe. He also didn't shoot himself in the head but in the chest, and it's still disputed whether he killed himself or was murdered.

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