Highway Star (ハイウェイ・スター Haiwei Sutā) is the Stand of Yuya Fungami, featured in the fourth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Diamond is Unbreakable. Highway Star is a humanoid Stand possessing several powers that allow it to lure or pursue its victims and drain their lifeforce.
Highway Star is an almost naked, humanoid Stand with a dark, checkered body, and an ornamental fake beard on its chin reminiscent of that worn by the Pharaohs.
When chasing a target, it splits itself into multiple thin layers of its body, giving the impression of a group of footprints chasing after the target.
Highway Star relentlessly pursues its prey by following their scent and has no personality, though Yuya's habit of speaking through his Stand can give the impression of sentience.
In the anime, Highway Star speaks with a calm and slightly sinister version of Yuya's own voice.
Highway Star is a long-range Stand; defined by mediocre fighting power and a long range of action, which enables Yuya to pilot his Stand rather precisely while resting far from danger.
Highway Star possesses a disjointed set of powers that make fighting it a perilous endeavor, and even Josuke must flee the Stand to find the user and beat him.
Two of its basic but most remarkable characteristics are its speed and range: Highway Star can run up to 60 km/h (roughly 37 mp/h) and indefinitely maintain that running speed in order to chase after its prey; moreover its chase after Josuke around Morioh while Yuya was in Grape Hills Hospital demonstrates its great range.
Highway Star's first witnessed power is a rather odd ability to create a room and lure victims into it. To do this, the Stand will create an illusion inside the room, its appearance being entirely dependent on the person being lured. In Rohan's particular case, he was shown a vision of a man bearing resemblance to Yoshikage Kira, killing a woman.
Anyone who enters the room is targeted by Highway Star, who then acquires their 'scent'. Once it has hold of its victim's scent, it begins to relentlessly chase them anywhere at a constant speed of 60 km/h.
Enhanced Sense of Smell
Highway Star possesses a superhuman sense of smell which Yuya himself sports. While Highway Star can acquire someone's scent and automatically lock onto their position (meaning it can automatically summon itself near the target if they are far enough), Yuya's own nose is subtle enough to pick up and distinguish faint odors. It allows him to guess if a fruit is rotten and even smell someone's mood by the adrenaline they release.
Highway Star can section itself into many slices as it flies at high speeds, breaking apart into flat horizontal segments shaped like footprints that move independently of each other, and then reassembling itself piece by piece. This allows Highway Star to be impervious to physical attacks like punches, slip through narrow passages or do large scale multi-angle attacks by striking with all its pieces at once. However in this state, Highway Star acts automatically and mindlessly follows the scent, allowing its target to temporarily trick it.
Life Force Theft
When it sucks out the energy, the victim's skeleton can be seen, and they are left severely exhausted and unable to move or even use their Stand, as was the case with Rohan. Yuya implies that if he wishes, Highway Star can fatally drain a target until they're an emaciated husk. In addition, the life force of Stand users give more energy to Yuya and heals him faster, thus he specifically targets Stand users.
Chapters / Episodes
- Harvest - Vol.17 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P106-107 The origin of STANDS! Part 4
- JOJOVELLER: STANDS, p.106
- Chapter 385, Highway Star (2)
- Chapter 388, Highway Star (5)
- Chapter 384, Highway Star (1)
- Chapter 387, Highway Star (4)
- Chapter 391, Highway Star (8)
- Chapter 390, Highway Star (7)
- Chapter 386, Highway Star (3)