Steel Ball Run - Chapter 21
Gyro Zeppeli's Mission, Part 2 (ジャイロ・ツェペリの宿命 その② Jairo Tseperi no Shukumei Sono 2), originally Staging Area (中継地点 Chūkei Chiten) in the WSJ release, is the twenty-first chapter of Steel Ball Run and the seven hundred seventy-third chapter of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga.
The flashback continues. Gyro was an accomplished executioner and Spin user, although his father always disapproved of him mixing sentiments with the task. When Gyro was tasked to execute Marco, Gyro couldn't bring himself to remain silent and protested against the obviously unfair sentence. Then a noble proposed Gyro to participate and win the Steel Ball Race, the glory of a victory would be important enough for the King to proclaim a general amnesty, freeing the boy. Gyro accepted the deal.
In the now, competitor Oyecomova enters a village used by the Steel Ball Run staff as a checkpoint within the stage. Finding a seal of the royal family of Gyro's country, Oyecomova goes to Gyro's hotel room and begins to search it. Tim reveals himself and hold Oyecomova at gunpoint. The competitor remains unfazed and reads a letter revealing that Gyro's been granted the use of the Zombie Horse. Tim tries to grab him but only manages to peel his skin off, he releases his grip and see small time bomb setting off as Oyecomova departs. A huge explosion destroys the hotel and severely wounds Tim, almost ripping off his jaw if not for Oh! Lonesome Me. Oyecomova then swears to kill Gyro, for he works for the royal family of his country.