Earth Wind and Fire

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Complex machines and anything more powerful than my normal form is impossible. I'm also unable to copy faces.

Earth Wind and Fire (アース・ウインド・アンド・ファイヤー Āsu Uindo Ando Faiyā) is the power possessed by Mikitaka Hazekura, featured in the fourth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series Diamond is Unbreakable.

Due to the mysterious circumstances surrounding its user, it is currently unknown whether Earth Wind and Fire is an actual Stand or an inherent extraterrestrial alien ability. It grants Mikitaka the ability to shapeshift.

Appearance

Like all abilities directly conferring supernatural powers to their users, Earth Wind and Fire doesn't actually possess a physical form: instead, it is bound to its user's body.

As a result of Mikitaka's self-proclaimed alien identity, there is speculation regarding the true nature of Earth Wind and Fire and its origin. Due to the circumstances surrounding Mikitaka and the author's own purposeful ambiguity, it is currently unknown if it is an alien ability or a Stand.

Abilities

Mikitaka's Earth Wind and Fire is a harmless shapeshifting power whose usefulness is mitigated by Mikitaka's eccentricity.

Shapeshifting

Earth Wind and Fire allows Mikitaka to transform into any object.[2]

When transforming, Mikitaka decomposes himself into a cluster of strips of an unidentified substance before recomposing himself into one or several objects of his choosing, replicating their appearance, weight, and texture.[3]

When transformed into an object, he also takes on the properties of the object. Thus morphing a hand into an ice cream cone will make it cold[4] or morphing himself into a binocular enables him to also observe things from afar.[5] He can also partially undo the transformation.

Mikitaka transforming into a (wildly inaccurate) die

 Although he can theoretically perfectly replicate objects, Mikitaka is subjected to several limitations.

  • Firstly, he cannot reproduce complex items like machines or something that requires more strength than his own to operate.
  • Secondly, Mikitaka considers all humans to look the same and cannot be subtle enough to copy someone's appearance.
  • Thirdly, he must have a precise idea of what he's transforming into lest his replication ends up largely inaccurate (ex. Morphing into an inconsistent die).
  • Fourthly, Mikitaka is still subject to his bodily weaknesses: being thrown around as dice makes him sick and he will throw up, ruining the masquerade.[2]
  • Finally, Mikitaka's requires some amount of concentration to operate; if he panics when hearing a siren, he loses control over his power and the shapeshifting becomes random, eventually forcing Mikitaka into his human form.[6]

More importantly, Mikitaka's own ignorance about Earth and human society signifies that he has no idea how he is supposed to act, and when transformed can easily act suspicious.

Earth Wind and Fire seems able to combine its strength with those of other people: when Mikitaka turned into sneakers for Josuke to wear, he notes that their strength combined is what made them able to move so fast.[3]

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Trivia

References

  1. Harvest - Vol.17 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P106-107 The origin of STANDS! Part 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 380: I'm an Alien, Part 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 379: I'm an Alien, Part 2
  4. Chapter 378: I'm an Alien, Part 1
  5. Chapter 398: Let's Live on a Transmission Tower, Part 1
  6. Chapter 383: I'm an Alien, Part 6

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