Ebony Devil (エボニーデビル（悪魔） Ebonī Debiru) is the Stand of Devo the Cursed, featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders.
Ebony Devil is capable of possessing a doll, allowing its user to control it remotely. The doll's power and speed grows based on Devo's resentment toward his target.
Ebony Devil's base design is based on the ancient Sardinian dolls known as "bronzetti", specifically "The Warrior", a small, bronze statue. It has filiform limbs, an alien head with four eyes and two long horns. It also has two disks in front of its chest and holds a dagger in its hand.
The doll it possesses is stated by Araki to resemble an African shaman and is distinctive and primal in appearance.
Ebony Devil is operated remotely, reflecting Devo's sadistic personality in the possessed object as it mimics his maniacal and vulgar tendencies. This shown as the user having tactful acumen over Polnareff in his Stand's possessed form while frequently mocking to an obscene degree at his predicament.
It represents the tarot card The Devil, which symbolizes confusion and misfortune. In addition, the doll it possesses was inspired by Chucky from the film Child's Play, as well as other horror movies.
Ebony Devil's primary ability is possessing a doll. Before controlling the doll, Ebony Devil's physical form has an extremely narrow and limited range. However, when set up, it can be useful for tactfully ambushing its victim and proves to be elusive in assassinations as the doll can be operated from long distances.
Much like other remote Stands, Ebony Devil allows its user to manipulate the possessed doll from a safe distance and observe through its eyes, in addition to being able to physically interact with enemy Stands and gaining razor sharp teeth hard enough to bite through them. Any weapon which the possessed object wields also becomes a part of the Stand, as the doll manages to injure Silver Chariot (and therefore Polnareff) using a straight razor, a spear, and even a broken bottle. This, in combination with his prior intended injuries to activate his Stand and drop his opponent's guard, allows Devo the opportunity to attack his victim with swift ambush tactics; starting quietly and setting traps without raising suspicion, before causing as much misfortune to his victim as necessary.
One drawback to Ebony Devil is that it is physically weak in comparison to other enemy Stands like Silver Chariot; to which it is more favorable for assassinations and surprise attacks than in a direct fight. In addition, any damage to the possessed object is reflected on the user directly; when Jean Pierre Polnareff dices the doll, Devo himself was killed.
Ebony Devil's power is fueled by its User's own innate resentment against his intended victim, which increases the strength and speed of the doll. The greater the pain Devo feels, the greater the grudge he harbors, maximizing his ability's potential.
Chapters / Episodes
- Chapter 130: Strength, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 133: Devil, Part 1
- Chapter 134: Devil, Part 2
- Chapter 135: Devil, Part 3 (Death)
- Chapter 179: High Priestess, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 213: D'Arby the Gambler, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
- SBR Extra Chapter 3: Untitled Stand Chapter (Mentioned only)
- TJL Chapter 1: Mechanism (Cover only)
- CDDH Chapter 14: Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak #14 (Flashback)
- SC Episode 8: Devil (Death)
- ↑ JOJO A-GO!GO!: STANDS, p.104
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 JOJOVELLER: Araki's Stand Commentaries - Ebony Devil
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chapter 133: Devil, Part 1
- ↑ Chapter 134: Devil, Part 2
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 JOJOVELLER Stand Guide - P.28-29
- ↑ Chapter 135: Devil, Part 3