Go Beyond (story arc)
Go Beyond (ゴー・ビヨンド Gō Biyondo) is the twenty-first and penultimate story arc of JoJolion.
Josuke hears an explanation from Mamezuku about his bubbles. They are small spinning lines that don't exist in the world and can transcend the logic of the calamities. They are also a fusion of Killer Queen's explosive ability and Soft & Wet's bubbles, meaning they can produce an "explosive spin". Josuke fires a bubble at Wonder of U, but the Stand blocks the attack with his cane and unleashes a rock "insect" named Obladi Oblada. The "insect" gets onto Josuke's body and feeds off his blood to multiply. Josuke attempts to shoot another bubble at Wonder of U, but Obladi Oblada deflects it away. Fortunately, a bubble goes through the phone Josuke is holding and comes out of Joshu's phone via Paisley Park and flies towards Tooru.
Tooru gets hit by the bubble and is heavily injured. The plane panel changes its direction and crashes into the Higashikata house instead of Yasuho. Meanwhile, Josuke is still covered by the Obladi Oblada's in the hospital. He explains to Yasuho that he needs her to aim the phone at Tooru via Paisley Park so he could finish him off before he flees. Yasuho notices that Tooru has the last New Locacaca in his mouth and is approaching her to do an Equivalent Exchange. Joshu summons Nut King Call to attack Tooru, but he gets knocked out by a rain gutter. At the hospital, Josuke finds the shower room and dives in the pool to wash the Obladi Oblada's off of him. Tooru is about to perform an equivalent exchange with Yasuho, but he is hit with another one of Josuke's bubbles. The shockwave sends him flying into the garage, where he sees a crying Kaato Higashikata.
Kaato reveals that she has been living in an apartment nearby and wanted to bring Jobin's favorite cream stew, but Jobin was lying dead when she got there. Yasuho urges Kaato not to approach Tooru and explains that he recently ate a New Locacaca. After Tooru taunts Kaato and her family, she pins down Tooru's limbs using her Stand Space Trucking, and reveals she has been keeping Tsurugi Higashikata between her cards. A flashback happens showing Kaato's meeting with Jobin some time in the past. Jobin explains to Kaato about the Locacaca and the Equivalent Exchange. In the present, Tsurugi is dropped onto Tooru from inside the Space Trucking cards, and the equivalent exchange begins.
The family members observe as the exchange occurs. Kaato crushes the New Locacaca branch between her cards and lets the sap flow into Tsurugi's mouth to help the exchange process. Tooru gets furious and unleashes Wonder of U on Kaato, but before it can do any damage the Stand disintegrates. Tooru tries to plead to Kaato, then Yasuho to stop doing this, but he expires and Tsurugi is healed. The family notices Kaato has a pruning saw stabbed into her side, and she collapses and dies while thinking of her family. It turns out that crushing the Locacaca branch counted as an attack, so that's why the calamity killed her.
Yasuho starts monologuing. She talks about the Higashikata's cruel sacrifices, and after all that had happened, she saw hope instead of despair. The family acted in the name of hope.
An ambulance and a fire truck arrive at the household. Tsurugi brings Norisuke outside in the body bag and notices the burn wounds from Speed King are minor and that Jobin must have held back. Yasuho suddenly sees the Head Doctor crawling towards Norisuke's unconscious body. The Head Doctor enters Norisuke and the calamity starts worsening his wounds. The calamity is a natural law of the world, so that means Tooru didn't create the calamities, but rather manipulated them to his advantage. Fortunately, Josuke arrives at the house and blasts the calamity to bits with Soft & Wet: Go Beyond and reunites with Yasuho.
- 105 (952). Safety First
- 106 (953). Go Beyond
- 107 (954). When All Curses Are Broken
- 108 (955). Go Beyond, Part 2