Fritz von Stroheim
Fritz von Stroheim (フリッツ・フォン・シュトロハイム Furittsu Fon Shutorohaimu), also known as F.V. Stroheim is a tertiary antagonist featured in the seventh part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Steel Ball Run.
Stroheim is a racer competing in the Steel Ball Run race who attacks Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli during the second stage.
Stroheim is a man of average build. His hair is style as a wide flattop with a long, flowing lock of hair on the left side.
Stroheim's attire consists of an overcoat, with a feather-like accessory on his left shoulder, a belt, pants, a pair of riding boots, and a monocle on his right eye. In some shots, the SS logo can be faintly seen on his collar's pins.
Stroheim's right forearm and hand are cybernetic, outfitted with a retractable firearm barrel that appears between his index and middle fingers.
From Stroheim's short appearance, he is shown to be a cold individual. During his confrontation with Gyro and Johnny, he doesn't hesitate to immediately begin shooting at the duo. Stroheim even threatens to shoot Johnny and Valkyrie if Gyro didn't disarm himself.
Stroheim's right hand is equipped with a retractable firearm barrel, allowing him to rapidly fire bullets. Stroheim also carries a more conventional revolver.
Stroheim appears to be a competent horse rider, placing seventh during the first stage of the Steel Ball Run race.
Steel Ball Run
Stroheim is first mentioned during the final results of the first stage, placing seventh and earning 20 points.
Stroheim encounters Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli 25 km from the goal of the second stage, Monument Valley. He transforms his right hand, and shoots Gyro in the abdomen. He continues to fire a barrage of bullet at the pair, causing Gyro and Johnny to ditch their horses. Stroheim fires twice more at Gyro, pinned against a boulder, who winces in pain.
Recognizing Gyro is using the power of the Spin and Steel Balls to harden his skin to deflect the bullets, Stroheim once more fires at Gyro's wrists to disarm him. Failing to do so, Stroheim pulls a revolver out, giving him an ultimatum to drop his Steel Balls, or else he'll shoot Johnny and Valkyrie, believing the bullets will travel faster than Gyro can throw his Steel Balls.
Unbeknownst to Stroheim, Gyro had used the Spin to carve out several stones from the boulder behind him. Gyro releases his Steel Balls, firing a barrage of projectiles at Stroheim, who is unable to react in time and is defeated.
- SBR Chapter 12: First Stage: Disqualified from Victory (1st mentioned)
- SBR Chapter 25: Tusk, Part 1 (Retired)
- SBR Chapter 26: Tusk, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
- “The Spin of the Steel Balls. It has the power to carve things and control certain muscles.”