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Father deserved to die, and so did that other guy! And now, I think I'll cut you in half too.
—Chaka possessed by Anubis, Chapter 193: Anubis, Part 1

Chaka (チャカ Chaka) is a tertiary antagonist featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders.

He is an Egyptian farmer who finds Anubis, a sentient Stand bound to a sword that works for DIO. After being possessed by the sword and temporarily becoming its Stand user, Chaka is manipulated to go to battle with Jean Pierre Polnareff.

Appearance

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Chaka is an Egyptian man of average height and muscular build. He has dark hair that is fashioned into a ponytail. Chaka has prominent cheekbones and lips, and his eyebrows curve upwards towards the outer ends. He wears a tunic, a cape, a thin waist sash, wristbands, and ragged pants that are torn above his shins.

Additionally, Chaka wears no shoes and walks bare feet.

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 with blue highlights.)
Eyes(Gray)
Outfit
(Yellow tunic, blue sash, black wristbands and pants with blue highlights.)

Skin(Tan)
Hair(Black)
Eyes(Black)
Outfit(White tunic)

Skin(Tan, purple lipstick)
Hair(Dark brown)
Eyes(Dark gray)
Outfit
(Tan tunic, dark brown wristhands, sash, and pants with maroon highlights.)

Skin(Brown, purple lipstick.)
Hair(Dark brown)
Eyes(Dark gray)
Outfit
(Tan tunic, brown wristhands, sash, and pants.)

Personality

Chaka is a meek farmer who works with his father. Although often insulted and prohibited from doing much, he remains loyal and respectful. He is rather curious and pushes his father to let him see Anubis. He is also somewhat fearful, trying to rid himself of the blame and standing in shock when Anubis pierces his father's chest.[3]

After unsheathing Anubis and succumbing to its control, he becomes a cold-blooded killer. His respect for his father and human life vanishes, and he eagerly accepts his mission to kill the Joestar Group.[3] Polnareff describes him as honorable for directly challenging him to battle and swiftly introducing himself,[4] but how much of Chaka's true self influenced this decision is unknown.

Abilities

Stand

Main article: Anubis

Chaka temporarily wields the Stand Anubis when he picks up the sword. It is a Sentient Stand that possesses Chaka's mind and makes him a deadly fighter despite his lack of experience. Polnareff notes that his stance and grip are like an amateur's.[4]

Anubis (アヌビス神)Link to this section
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Ability
Mind Control, selective intangibility, exponential attack
PWR
B
SPD
B
RNG
E
STA
A
PRC
E
DEV
C

While fighting Polnareff, he prefers to hide behind pillars to perform sneak attacks with the sword's capability of becoming selectively intangible.

History

Stardust Crusaders (1989)

Hearing something from the sword

Chaka is a young farmer traveling with his father and his father's two companions near The Nile. His father berates him for falling behind, and mockingly asks whether Chaka is actually his son. Meanwhile, Chaka notices a sword on the ground. Chaka's father attempts to unsheathe it, but the sword refuses to budge, even with the man and his two friends attempting to pull the sword out together. Chaka asks twice whether he can try to do it too. Much to everyone's surprise, Chaka successfully unsheathes the sword. As he starts hearing something from the sword, his father grabs him from behind and demands that Chaka gives the sword to him. Suddenly, Chaka stabs the sword in his father's chest.

As Chaka claims that it was an accident, his father's friend attempts to pull the sword out but his head gets sliced open instead. The sword begins speaking to Chaka, revealing itself as the Stand Anubis. Anubis takes control of Chaka, claiming to make him a master swordsman. Chaka's personality immediately changes after being possessed. He declares that his father and the other guy deserved to die, and now he'll cut down the remaining guy as well. As the man tries running away, Chaka slashes through his father's cow which slices the man's body in half. Remarkably, the cow is unharmed due to Anubis's ability of selective intangibility. Anubis then gives Chaka orders to kill Joseph Joestar, Jotaro Kujo, and Jean Pierre Polnareff.[3]

Confronting Polnareff

Chaka confronts Polnareff at Kom Ombo Temple, introducing himself and his Stand for a one-on-one battle. Polnareff praises him for getting right to the point and the two begin their duel. After Chaka unsheathes Anubis, Polnareff is confused due to Chaka's grip and stance being that of an amateur's. However, Chaka dashes behind a pillar and then slashes through it using Anubis's selective intangibility to cut Polnareff. Chaka continues hiding behind various pillars, laughing while Polnareff is afraid as to where he may strike from. Suddenly, Chaka slashes a pillar behind Polnareff, revealing that he could do more than just pass through objects.

On top of the pillar he just cut, Chaka attempts to attack Polnareff by having the sword phase through the pillar as it falls. However, Polnareff shoots Silver Chariot's sword at a nearby pillar, having it rebound and impale Chaka's neck. Chaka lies on the ground immobilized after his defeat, though Polnareff mentions that he hasn't killed him.[4]

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance
TV Icon.png Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Video Games

JoJo RPG (SFC)

Unlike in the manga, where Chaka is battled first with Khan following soon after, in this game, Chaka is battled after fighting Khan. Here, Chaka is a shopkeeper who draws Anubis by accident and attempts to kill the player. After defeating him, he comes to his senses and functions as a regular shopkeeper from there on.

Heritage for the Future (PS1/DC/Arcade)

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Chaka's role in the game's story modes remains mostly the same as it did in the manga. After DIO steals the Anubis Sword from a museum warehouse, Chaka finds it by chance and then becomes possessed by Anubis. Anubis, who is grateful for being "rescued from the darkness of the warehouse", forces Chaka to engage the Joestar party in Egypt. Polnareff, Jotaro, Avdol, Iggy, Vanilla Ice, and both forms of Joseph face him in their respective story campaigns. In the PS1 version's Super Story Mode, Polnareff faces Chaka in Chapter 20, with the fight's Secret Factor requiring the player to finish him with Polnareff's Last Shot move.

In his own storyline, Chaka slays one hero after another, becoming more and more deranged after each kill. Eventually, he decides he owes his allegiance to no one and decides he wants to slash up DIO with his sword next. After killing Vanilla Ice and DIO in his personal mansion, Chaka wanders deep into the desert, searching for stronger opponents to test himself against. According to his ending, he was never seen again after killing DIO, implying he finally met a stronger foe, or the Anubis Sword finally consumed him.

Strategy

Chaka's playstyle differs slightly from other characters in the game because his Stand functions as a weapon instead of a secondary fighter. He has a notable lack of projectile attacks but possesses very fast and deadly blade combos up close.

Chaka possesses two notable special attacks; one of which involves a quick forward slash which can be chained up to three times (finishing with an uppercutting slash that knocks the opponent airborne) and the other which allows him to counter an enemy attack and send them airborne. The latter negates all damage from the attack and allows him to easily block the same attack in the future.

He has three super moves. The first, executed only with his Stand sheathed, allows him to charge across the screen, almost slicing his opponent in half for massive amounts of damage if it connects. This attack has a lot of invulnerability frames, but it is very easy to hit Chaka before he charges (and after he charges, if the opponent successfully guards). His second super move is executed with his Stand drawn. It allows him to quickly dance around his opponent, slicing them to ribbons if they don't guard in time. It does less damage than his first super move, but is safer. His final super move allows him to skewer his enemy with Anubis, and if it connects, he will damage them and learn all of their moves until the round ends, sheaths his sword, or takes damage.

Overall, Chaka is accessible to both novice and expert players who prefer to attack aggressively and keep their opponents on the defensive. His basic combos are easy to use and surprisingly effective, while his Tandem ability (which allows him to move and attack at increased speeds for a short duration, at the cost of a super gauge) allows veteran players to invent their own long combos that can deal serious damage.

A few basic things to keep in mind are:

  1. Chaka can be "Stand crashed" very easily compared to other characters. Blocking with your sword prevents chip damage, but can easily lead to some punishment if you don't go on the offensive, as Stand crashing leaves Chaka completely vulnerable to attack for a few seconds.
  2. Chaka can be effective with his sword sheathed as well. His Kekkazan (血華斬, lit. Blood Luster Slash) allows him to quickly charge through an enemy assault (or into the enemies' legs during an aerial attack, which still does full damage) and deal massive damage. Do note that this super technique leaves Chaka vulnerable if it misses, but he will be impervious to any sort of damage during the actual dash. His "sheathed" attacks also have considerable reach, and some of them are actually faster than his sword attacks, but they lack any sort of combo ability.
  3. Chain your special techniques or super techniques after a basic combo. After doing a three-hit combo with his sword, you can often combo into his dashing attack (QCF+Strong Attack) for an additional three hits, which also sends the enemy airborne. From here, you can also score extra hits on them until they land on the ground. If you are an advanced player, you can chain a Tandem into your basic combos instead for even more damage. Learning how to combo effectively with physical attacks is Chaka's bread-and-butter, and you will struggle playing as him if you don't learn how to do this early on.

Miscellaneous

Chaka is one of the special characters in Heritage for the Future that does not turn into his child form. Rather, he and Anubis Dual-Wielding Polnareff turn into the child that was possessed by Anubis.

Depending on whether the game's censorship is on or not, the color of Chaka's blade will change. If the censorship is on, the blade is colored brown. Strangely, Khan and Anubis Dual-Wielding Polnareff's swords remain unchanged.

JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)

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References

  1. N'Doul's Geb - Vol.6 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" p.132 The Secret of JOJO Characters
  2. Stardust Crusaders Model Sheet No.SC-MC000-00
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chapter 193: Anubis, Part 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Chapter 194: Anubis, Part 2

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