Endless Calamity (story arc)
Endless Calamity (終わりなき厄災 Owari Naki Yakusai) is the twentieth story arc in JoJolion.
It follows the continued struggle against Satoru Akefu's seemingly invincible ability as his assault on the entire Higashikata family grows more intense, forcing its members to take drastic measures. It also delves into the past of the head doctor himself, his connections to Yasuho's ex-boyfriend Tooru, and the origins of Rock Organisms.
The pregnancy, birth, and early childhood development for Rock Humans are detailed. It is most notably revealed that the females can be impregnated by human males, and that their babies implant themselves in the bodies of several hornet queens and leech off of their nutrients until fully developed at 17 years old. At the end Lucy Steel is shown at both a Devil's Palm and Morioh Town, the latter with a Speedwagon Foundation suitcase in her possession.
A young Mamezuku is present at his father's funeral where he is approached by Norisuke, who had come to pay his respects. Mamezuku tells Norisuke that he saw an insect (later revealed to be the same species as Dododo De Dadada) destroying their crops and warned his father, who then went out in a typhoon to check for himself, before he died in a landslide. Norisuke denies the possibility that any insect was on the orchard, even claiming to have checked himself.
Mamezuku notices an attendee with white hair before realizing in the present that attendee was Akefu, who reveals his true identity: Wonder of U. Dododo De Dadada launches an attack on Josuke who brings out Soft & Wet to defend himself, but begins leaking a strange substance out of his eyes and mouth as a result of Dododo De Dadada's poisonous attack. Mamezuku uses Doggy Style to block the next attack and tells Josuke to stop moving, thus stopping the effects of the poison. At a moment of impass Wonder of U recalls Mamezuku's father's death, mentioning both the land they owned as well as how he was caught in the flow of a calamity, hinting he was responsible for his demise. Dododo De Dadada approaches a distracted Josuke and Mamezuku calls out to warn him.
Josuke is unable to defend himself from Dododo's attack and his attempts to counterattacks are fruitless as he's handicapped by the asbestos gushing out of his body, including the eyes. As Dododo ambushes Josuke and attempts a finishing blow at his throat, Rai unravels himself. Crawling like a snake on the ceiling, Rai takes Dododo De Dadada by surprise and kills it by stabbing it with his fingertip. While Josuke recovers, Rai confronts Wonder of U and his fingertip is mere centimeters from its face. Nonetheless, Wonder of U keeps taunting Rai about his family and pushes him to attack. In doing so, Rai is gravely wounded by Josuke's trap : in truth, Josuke had laid several bubbles in the room but some of them were hidden and spinning at high speed. By letting Wonder of U come to him, Josuke had hoped to let these trapped bubble kill the enemy Stand but instead, by sheer unluck, these bubbles wounded Mamezuku instead. Worse, one of those bubbles just pierced through Mamezuku's head.
Mamezuku collapses but declares that this fight is not over. Declaring that this "calamity" was instead "good fortune", Mamezuku decides to show a hidden aspect hidden within every Stand but of which nobody is aware of. Letting a bit of wire go down his finger, Mamezuku begins to spin the rope and explains to Josuke that his soap bubbles are actually soft, spinning lines. Opening his suit to reveal a gaping hole in his stomach, Mamezuku reveals the existence of the Spin to Josuke.
Joshu Higashikata has brought the new Locacaca to Yasuho and declares that he'll save her. Despite Yasuho's misgivings, the Locacaca seems to be her only way to save herself. Yasuho explains to Joshu how the Equivalent Exchange works, but he loses himself in his own fantasies about the exchange and push himself onto a dismayed Yasuho. At the same time, Tooru decides to allow the exchange to happen in order to confirm the fruit's power. He makes several faint noises while hiding in the thicket, and this makes Yasuho realize that Tooru must be the enemy Stand User, as he's been near her since the beginning of the heroes' chase after Satoru Akefu. Yasuho performs an equivalent exchange with Joshu, and heals her arm. She then prepares to fight Tooru.
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