Imposter Captain Tennille

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That's right, I'm not the real captain! I disposed of the real captain, and left him resting at the bottom of the ocean!
—Imposter Captain Tenille, Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2

The Imposter Captain Tennille (偽キャプテン・テニール, Nise Kyaputen Tenīru) is an unnamed tertiary antagonist featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders, specifically the "Dark Blue Moon" story arc.

He is an assassin sent by DIO who fights the Joestar Group in the middle of the ocean on their way to Egypt. He is a Stand user and wields Dark Blue Moon.

Appearance

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The assassin appears as a tall, muscular man possibly in his late thirties. He has a fairly inconspicuous appearance as he only has a moustache and a soul patch for a facial trait and has a mere crew cut.

His attire is similarly ordinary as he wears a simple shirt and pants, complete with gloves, a plain kerchief tied around his neck, and a captain's cap.

Though the true Captain Tennille is never shown, one can assume that the imposter was practically identical to him, since his men, who had worked for ten years on the same ship, did not even suspect the replacement.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
Skin(Fair)
Hair(Blond)
Eyes(Light blue)
Outfit
(Blue shirt with a red kerchief, white pants and gloves, white and black cap with a golden badge.)
Skin(Tan)
Hair(Ash Blond)
Eyes(Gray)
Outfit
(Blue shirt with a red kerchief, white pants, gloves and cap, white and navy blue cap with a golden badge.)
Skin(Tan)
Hair(Blond)
Eyes(Blue)
Outfit
(Blue shirt, white kerchief, white and black cap with a blue visor and a golden badge.)

Personality

The trained assassin is very easily fooled

The assassin is foremost methodical, originally planning to separate the Joestar Group and eliminate them one by one. However his plan is immediately foiled by a fairly dull trick from Jotaro Kujo and he immediately dives into the water grabbing Merlai Anne hostage to bait the group. He is quite confident in Dark Blue Moon's abilities, and believes himself capable of taking on the whole group together once he's in the water.[2] The imposter is also quite thorough in his work as he planted bombs on his ship to prevent the Joestar Group from sailing to Egypt.[3]

When disguised as Tennille, he appears to be a fairly aloof and stern individual. His disguise seems to be meticulous as nobody on the ship noticed.

He seems to be fond of the ocean, as he confronts Jotaro for smoking and puts out the cigarette on his cap, asking if Jotaro was going to throw the ashes and the cigarette into the beautiful ocean.[4]

Abilities

Stand

Main article: Dark Blue Moon

The assassin's Stand is Dark Blue Moon, a considerably independent humanoid Stand of great advantage in water due to its ability to swim, create whirlpools, throw its razor scales as projectiles, and create barnacles that drain the strength of its foes.

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Ability
Strength Draining Barnacles
PWR
C
SPD
C
RNG
C
STA
B
PRC
C
DEV
D

Lung Capacity

The assassin's' lung capacity surpasses the human average by three times, and through practice, his personal record was 6 minutes and 12 seconds.[6]

History

Background

The assassin is one of the Tarot Card representatives sent by Enya the Hag to kill the Joestar group. Seeing that the Joestar group decided to travel by sea after the attack of Gray Fly, he killed the real captain and took his place. He threw the captain into the ocean and boarded the ship with everyone else, no one noticing that he isn't the real Tennille. He planned to kill the group one by one while inside the ship.[7]

The imposter at some point plants numerous bombs in the ship to stop Jotaro and company from reaching Egypt.[8]

Stardust Crusaders (1988)

Pretending to be the captain

The imposter captain sails on the boat that the Joestar Group have taken to go from Hong Kong to Singapore. After Jotaro and Merlai Anne are attacked in the water by a mysterious creature, Jotaro has become suspicious of the crew members and believes one of them may be a Stand user.

The imposter appears after Jotaro climbs back onto the ship, berating Anne for sneaking on and then Jotaro for smoking on his ship. Jotaro quickly accuses him of being the Stand user. Although Joseph Joestar insists that the Speedwagon Foundation had checked his credentials, Jotaro decides to find out if he is the culprit anyway by playing a bluff on him: he says that breathing even a minimal quantity of smoke causes a big vein to appear on the nose of a Stand user. The imposter Captain Tennille immediately falls for it, and reveals his true identity and that he had killed the real Captain Tennille earlier.

The imposter defeated

He tries to take Anne hostage, but before he manages to do so he is stopped by Star Platinum.[9] The assassin, however, drags Jotaro underwater with his Stand Dark Blue Moon, where his Stand can fight at full power. He traps Jotaro into a vortex, attempting to slash him with Dark Blue Moon's razor scales. He even manages to create some sort of little Cirripede that can drain energy from his opponents' Stands.

Finally, by exploiting Star Platinum's ability to stretch his index and middle fingers, Jotaro stabs the enemy Stand and rips half of his head, defeating him.[10] However the imposter's bombs suddenly go off in the ship, leaving the protagonists to encounter their next enemy Stand, Strength. The assassin, however, is assumedly left to die in the sea.

Spin-Offs

El Aleph

The information below derives from a source not written by Araki. As such, it may or may not be considered canon.

In the light novel El Aleph, it is implied that he joined the Selva Cartel at some point prior to 1986, as there is a Stand in the cartel described as "an alien covered in barnacle-like, rugged scales." He works as a bodyguard, preventing any intruders from stopping the cartel's activities.[11]

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance
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Chapters in order of appearance

Quotes

Quote.png Quotes
  • Please refrain from smoking on the deck. What were you going to do with the ashes and the butt? Toss them into the beautiful ocean? You are a guest on my ship, and you must follow my rules... young man.
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2
  • A... "Stand"? What on earth are you talking about?
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2
  • That's right, I'm not the real captain! I disposed of the real captain, and left him resting at the bottom of the ocean!
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2
  • I heard that your Star Platinum is incredibly fast. But Dark Blue Moon's speed in the water is unmatched! Why don't we see who's the faster one? My Stand swims faster than any fish in the world!
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2
  • Troublesome waters! Lies and betrayal! It represents fear of the unknown! The card of the moon... Dark Blue Moon!
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2
  • Come, follow me! If you wish for a swift, watery death!
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2
  • Welcome to the world of Dark Blue Moon... the ocean!
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon, Part 3
  • You moron... You're acting like a big shot. You are probably thinking... "How long can this guy last underwater?" "The longest I can hold my breath is 2 minutes. Can he last longer than I can?" or something like that, I bet. Let me tell you, my lung capacity is 3 times that of a normal person! After training my body, my personal record for holding my breath is 6 minutes and 12 seconds! Can you last that long?
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon, Part 3
  • Keep trying to swim! You're probably having a hard time breathing, aren't you? But an arrogant guy like you needs to be tortured even more.
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon, Part 3
  • You said you were going to turn me into sashimi?! The one who will become sashimi is...
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon, Part 3
  • Urk! Ack... Glub glub...
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon, Part 3
  • You were trying to concentrate all of your remaining power into your fingers... That's why you pretended to be exhausted! Is that what you were thinking?
    —Imposter Captain Tennille, Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon, Part 3

Video Games

JoJo RPG (SFC)

The events from the Dark Blue Moon arc occur differently than in the original story, as the imposter Captain Tennille uses his Stand to attack the party within a water trap found in a building, instead of on a boat. Anne is completely removed from the game, resulting in the imposter Captain Tennille not using her as a hostage to attack the team.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (PS1)

Imposter Tennille or Captain Teneil in the English localization, appears as a Mini Game in Super Story Mode. His fight is simply a "quick time event" mini-game, where the player must dodge all the attacks from the imposter Captain Tennille's Stand. Imposter Captain Tennille's special battle can be unlocked in Book Mode.

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A Maritime Trap?! (Adventure)
(海路のワナ!? Kairo no Wana!?)
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Polnareff tells the Joestar group that he is searching for a man with two right hands, who was responsible for his sister Sherry's killing; suspecting that his target is allied with DIO, Polnareff joins the Joestar group as they board a ship to Singapore. In the middle of the voyage, a little girl is discovered to have stowed onto the ship; the girl jumps overboard to escape the sailors, but is grabbed by the underwater Stand Dark Blue Moon, forcing Jotaro to save her. When the ship's Captain Tennille appears on deck to apprehend the girl, Jotaro tricks him into revealing that he is an imposter and Dark Blue Moon's user. The fake Tennille grabs the girl and pulls her into the water; Jotaro saves her again, but is pulled underwater by Dark Blue Moon's barnacles. Though the Stand creates a whirlpool to trap Jotaro, Star Platinum extends its finger and slices its head.
Secret Factor: Seems you're the one who became sashimi. (やっぱりてめーだ刺し身になったのは)

Complete the stage without missing a single quick-time event.

Diamond Records (Android/iOS)

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The Imposter Captain Tennille (偽キャプテン・テニール, Nise Kyaputen Tenīru) appears in Diamond Records as a playable character in both the Action Battle and Tactical Battle game modes. He has one 'Tactical' type 5 star statue. The imposter's moveset in both game modes is comprised of various attacks inspired by the anime, using his stand Dark Blue Moon.

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Imposter Captain Tennille
Moveset
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Imposter Captain Tennille's basic attack string is a combination of up to five various strikes using Dark Blue Moon. In Tactical Battle, this is cut down to only three hits.
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Dark Blue Moon attacks opponents using a small whirlpool in its hand.
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Dark Blue Moon dives at opponents and slashes them. (Unlockable)
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Dark Blue Moon weaponizes a small whirlpool of water and launches it as a projectile.
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Dark Blue Moon slashes opponents and traps them in a bundle of barnacles that temporarily stuns them. (Unlockable)
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Dark Blue Moon summons a gigantic whirlpool, damaging a wide range of opponents caught in the attack. In Tactical Battle, this damages all opponents present on the stage.


JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)

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Captain Tennille
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Seabed-Dragging Hidden Shadow ver.
海底に引きずり込む潜影 ver.
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Rarity: PPPSR.png
Max Power: 1227 (Lvl 50) / 2517 (Lvl 80)
Release Date: November 27, 2020
Skill: Dark Blue Moon
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Replaces random panels with partner's Bubble panels
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Skill Lv 1
# of Replaced Groups: 2
Cooldown: 85
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Skill Lv 2
# of Replaced Groups: 3
Cooldown: 85
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Skill Lv 3
# of Replaced Groups: 3
Cooldown: 75
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Skill Lv 4
# of Replaced Groups: 4
Cooldown: 75
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Skill Lv 5
# of Replaced Groups: 4
Cooldown: 70


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Trivia

  • His name in the Crunchyroll and English dub versions is Captain Dragon, which still retains the Captain & Tennille namesake, as "Dragon" refers to one-half of the duo, Daryl Dragon, who is the Captain's real name.

References

  1. Justice - Vol.3 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" P70-71 The Secret of JOJO Characters
  2. Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2
  3. Chapter 130: Strength, Part 1 P.7.
  4. Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2 P.8-9.
  5. JOJO A-GO!GO!: STANDS, p.104
  6. Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon, Part 3 P.9.
  7. Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2 P.15-16.
  8. Chapter 130: Strength, Part 1 P.7.
  9. Chapter 128: Dark Blue Moon, Part 2
  10. Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon, Part 3
  11. El Aleph Chapter 15: XV - Final Arc

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