J. Geil (J・ガイル Jei Gairu) is a secondary antagonist featured in the third part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Stardust Crusaders, specifically the "Emperor and Hanged Man" story arc.
J. Geil is an assassin, the son of DIO's advisor Enya the Hag, sent alongside Hol Horse to kill the Joestar Group. He also is the murderer of Sherry Polnareff and the man Jean Pierre Polnareff seeks revenge from. J. Geil is a Stand user and wields Hanged Man.
J. Geil is a muscular man whose most recognizable feature is his two right hands. He is exceptionally hideous, having a bald head with an abnormally high crown and gaunt looking face with blank squinted eyes, a small nose, and a nearly toothless mouth.
He is shown wearing a plain shirt and pants along with a leather jacket and arm warmers. During his introduction, he is also seen with a cap hiding his features but is never shown with it afterward.
During a flashback he is shown to have long dark brown hair.
J. Geil is a twisted and cruel Stand user at DIO's service.
It is known that J. Geil has raped and murdered several women during his life, including Sherry Polnareff, Jean Pierre Polnareff's sister. It can be inferred that he is also fairly sadistic as he states that Sherry's cries were music to his ears.
J. Geil possesses a certain level of confidence and cunning. Sure of Hanged Man's invincibility, J. Geil didn't hesitate to sic it against Polnareff and Noriaki Kakyoin, both accomplished Stand users. He also has demonstrated some ability to strategize his battles. For instance J. Geil deliberately showed Hanged Man to Polnareff to provoke him and push him into pursuing him alone while J. Geil partnered with Hol Horse to guarantee they would kill the Frenchman. With Hol Horse, J. Geil would hide in the shadows while Hol Horse broke the glass needed for his Stand to work. They also worked out a combination attack as Emperor's bullets focused attention and allowed Hanged Man to stab a target from behind, which then would allow Emperor's bullet to hit the same target in the head. Even after the heroes discovered the nature of his power and injured him, J. Geil had enough wit to create a decoy by slashing an innocent bystander in the same way he was injured to ambush Polnareff from behind. During battle, J. Geil prefers to stay out of the battle and remotely pilot his Stand, using its mirror ability to attack from unexpected angles and take opponents by surprise. That said, J. Geil will inevitably gloat if he feels victorious.
J. Geil shared a special link to his mother Enya the Hag, who received the same injuries he had moments before dying.
- Main article: Hanged Man
Hanged Man is a Stand made of light, which is able to travel from one reflective surface to another and can attack someone's reflection, harming the true person as well.
J. Geil is the man responsible for the rape and murder of Sherry Polnareff, earning him her brother's desire for revenge. He also tried to kill Sherry's friend but failed. No one but Polnareff believed the girl's testimony on J. Geil having two right hands. It is later implied that he raped numerous girls before Sherry, as he says that he had many girls who "loved and admired" him, Sherry being just one of them.
Entering DIO's service like his mother Enya, he is one of the seven Stand users sent in Asia to stop the Joestars. J. Geil is first explicitly mentioned by Rubber Soul, who reveals a part of his ability to Jotaro Kujo.
Stardust Crusaders (1988)
In Calcutta, J. Geil makes his Stand appear in front of Polnareff and forcing him to separate from the rest of the group, making him an easy target for him and his partner Hol Horse. He later joins up with Hol Horse to confront Polnareff, knowing that their bait has succeeded. After a short confrontation between Emperor and Silver Chariot, Muhammad Avdol joins the fight but is quickly disposed of by a combination of the antagonists' Stands.
Polnareff is blinded by anger and is almost killed in the same way, but Noriaki Kakyoin manages to save him in time. The two escape with a jeep, but Hanged Man follows them and destroys the vehicle. At this point, Polnareff deduces J. Geil's Stand's true nature: it is made of light and can move between reflections at high speed and attack from there. Having guessed its location and trajectory, Silver Chariot manages to stab it, revealing J. Geil's position.
When Kakyoin and Polnareff finally confront J. Geil, Polnareff gloats by explaining Hanged Man's ability. However, Polnareff and Kakyoin are once again tricked: J. Geil slashed a man in the chest as a decoy and left him there to place the duo in a trap. He gathers a crowd of people and makes its Stand enter their eyes. The trick is foiled by Kakyoin, who focuses the people's attention on a coin while Polnareff then kicks dirt in everyone's eyes and then cuts the fleeing Hanged Man with Silver Chariot. Silver Chariot then finishes J. Geil with a flurry. Flung into the air from the final blow, J. Geil comes down hung upside down on a gate, becoming a visual metaphor for the Tarot card his Stand represented.
Chapters / Episodes
- Chapter 127: Dark Blue Moon, Part 1 (Flashback)
- Chapter 130: Strength, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 135: Devil, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 139: Yellow Temperance, Part 4 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 140: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 141: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 2
- Chapter 142: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 143: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 4 (Voice only)
- Chapter 144: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 5 (Voice only)
- Chapter 145: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 6 (Death)
- Chapter 146: Empress, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 147: Empress, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 154: Justice, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 156: Justice, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 157: Justice, Part 4 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 158: Justice, Part 5 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 159: Justice, Part 6 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 161: Lovers, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 177: Judgement, Part 4 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 257: DIO's World, Part 11 (Mentioned only)
- CDDH Chapter 14: Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak #14 (Flashback) (Mentioned only)
- SC Episode 5: Silver Chariot (Flashback)
- SC Episode 9: Yellow Temperance (Mentioned only)
- SC Episode 10: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 1
- SC Episode 11: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 2 (Death)
- SC Episode 12: Empress (Mentioned only)
- SC Episode 14: Justice, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- Episode 3 (OVA): Silver Chariot and Strength (Flashback)
- Episode 4 (OVA): The Emperor and the Hanged Man
- Episode 5 (OVA): The Judgement (Death)
- “Your sister was an absolute darling, Polnareff... once you see her again, be sure to ask how exactly I killed her!”
- “Kukukukukuku... you really did waste your your trying to hunt me down... but it looks like you won't succeed! What a pathetic life you have lived! Meanwhile, I J.Geil will have even more girls to love and worship me, just like your sister! By the way, her cries were like music to my ears!”
JoJo RPG (SFC)
The events from "Emperor and the Hanged Man" take place in the game with no difference (being one of the few story arcs without drastic changes). J. Geil appears as the last enemy faced in this arc story.
Capcom Fighters (PS1/DC/Arcade)
JoJo's Venture & Heritage for the Future
J. Geil appears as part of Hol Horse's moveset, and briefly within Hol Horse's Story Mode in a cut-scene to setup their partnership.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (PS1)
With the addition of Super Story Mode, J. Geil appears as a battle in the plot. The murderer of Polnareff's sister and Muhammad Avdol. By the end of the fight, J. Geil is killed and ironically 'hanged'.
JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)
- In the tankobon release of Volume 17, the "J" in his name has furigana indiciating that it should be read as "John" (ジョン Jon), referencing the character's namesake. This was changed in the bunkoban volume to the pronunciation of the letter "J" (ジェイ Jei) instead.
- In the First Edition of the Italian version of the manga, J. Geil actually had two left hands. This happened because, in the 90s, manga chapters were mirror-printed in Italy, a standard procedure made to appeal the public accustomed to Western comics. From Vento Aureo onward, mirror-printing ceased, therefore in the new Italian version of Part 3, J. Geil has two right hands.
- Although he appears in the PlayStation version of the game, a defeat portrait exists for J. Geil in JoJo's Venture.
- Unused text for J. Geil can also be found in Heritage for the Future. More interestingly though, an unused animation for Hanged Man's tarot card exists.
- J. Geil's voice actor of Eyes of Heaven and the TV anime, Takuya Kirimoto, also voiced Whitesnake and C-MOON in 'All-Star Battle'.
- ↑ Volume 17
- ↑ Silver Chariot - Vol.2 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" P66 The Secret of JOJO Characters
- ↑ Chapter 145: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 6 P.11.
- ↑ Chapter 144: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 5
- ↑ Chapter 141: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 2 P.3.
- ↑ Chapter 142: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 3 P.14.
- ↑ Chapter 145: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 6 P.3.
- ↑ Chapter 147: Empress, Part 2 P.2.
- ↑ JOJO A-GO!GO!: STANDS, p.104
- ↑ Chapter 127: Dark Blue Moon, Part 1 P.5
- ↑ Chapter 145: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 6 P.11
- ↑ Chapter 139: Yellow Temperance, Part 4 P.4-5
- ↑ Chapter 140: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 1
- ↑ Chapter 141: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 2
- ↑ Chapter 142: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 3
- ↑ Chapter 143: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 4
- ↑ Chapter 144: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 5
- ↑ Chapter 145: Emperor and Hanged Man, Part 6
- ↑ The Cutting Room Floor
- ↑ The Cutting Room Floor