Minor Characters in Other Works
Most characters in this section have very little information to warrant a character page, usually due to lack of relevance or backstory.
Alex Rider (アレックス・ライダー Arekkusu Raidā) is the titular main protagonist of the Alex Rider series, written by Anthony Horowitz and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. He is a boy spy for MI6, the British international intelligence service. Only fourteen-years-old, Alex was forced into this occupation after MI6 noticed his many talents.
A few months after his birth, Alex's parents were killed in an airplane "accident." Alex was then raised by his uncle, Ian Rider, who worked uncover for MI6. That was until Ian himself was killed when Alex was fourteen-years-old. After his uncle's death, MI6 allows Alex's best friend and housekeeper, Jack Starbright, to become his legal guardian. In the first novel, Stormbreaker, Alex is sent to investigate the Middle Eastern billionaire, Herod Sayle. Posing as the computer-whizz and competition winner "Felix Lester," Alex learns of Sayle's plan to kill hundreds of thousands of children using a modified smallpox virus hidden inside the Stormbreaker computers he manufactures.
In the second novel, Point Blanc, Alex is sent to investigate Dr. Hugo Grief, the head teacher of Point Blanc Academy, a school for rebellious rich kids located in the snowy French Alps. Undercover as "Alex Friend," the son of a billionaire, David Friend, Alex discovers Hugo's plan to replace the students with clones of himself, surgically altered to look like them. Feigning death, Alex goes back with the SAS to storm the academy. After returning home, Alex is attacked by the final clone, Julius Grief, who looks exactly like him. The two fight at Alex's school and one of them are killed, however, it is left ambiguous which Alex survived.
In the third novel, Skeleton Key, having survived against his doppelganger, Alex is sent to Cuba to look into the affairs of General Alexei Sarov. Two CIA agents accompany him, though are soon killed as Alex becomes Sarov's prisoner. Sarov explains his plan to drop a nuclear bomb to force the Russian President out of power, and wants to adopt Alex, as he reminds him of his dead son; but when Alex stops his plan and declares that he'd rather be dead than have Sarov as a father, the man shoots himself.In the fourth novel, Eagle Strike, after witnessing Sabina's family almost being blown up whilst on holiday, Alex tracks down the man responsible, Yassen Gregorovich, and learns that he's in contact with the famous singer, Damian Cray. After investigating Cray, Alex is taken hostage as Cray reveals his plan to launch 25 nuclear missiles to destroy all the drug plantations around the world on board Air Force One. Alex defeats Cray by pushing him into the plane’s engine, killing him.
Sabina Pleasure (サビーナ・プレジャー Sabīna Purejā) is a protagonist featured in the Alex Rider series, written by Anthony Horowitz and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. She made her first appearance in the novel Skeleton Key and has since become a recurring character.She is a fifteen-year-old girl who quickly becomes close friends with Alex Rider after working with him at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the start of Skeleton Key. During Eagle Strike, Sabina's father is nearly killed by a bomb while she's on holiday with Alex in France. Sabina is later kidnapped by the culprit, Damian Cray, who uses her as ransom to force Alex to give him back the flash-drive needed to carry out his plan. After helping Alex defeat Cray, Sabina gives Alex one final kiss before telling him that she's moving to San Francisco with her parents.
Derek Smithers (デレク・スミザーズ Dereku Sumizāzu) is a protagonist featured in the Alex Rider series, written by Anthony Horowitz and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. He is the man responsible for creating all of Alex's gadgets uses in the series and makes an appearance in every novel.In Stormbreaker, he gives Alex a miniature winch disguised as a yo-yo, acne cream that can melt through metal, and a Game Boy equipped with various spy features. In Point Blanc, he gives him a bulletproof ski suit, infrared ski goggles, a tranquilizer gun disguised as a hardcover copy of Harry Potter, and a CD player equipped with a buzz saw (disguised as a Beethoven CD) and a built-in distress signal. In Skeleton Key, he also gives Alex a cell phone that fires a tranquilizer dart when calling "999", and a stun grenade disguised as a Michael Owen key ring. In Eagle Strike, against MI6's wishes, he secretly gave Alex a high-tech bicycle equipped with heat-seeking missiles, blinding lights, an air pump that emits blue smoke, an ejector seat, and a bulletproof jersey. In Scorpia, Smithers fits Alex with a tracking device disguised as a dental brace.
Yassen Gregorovich (ヤッセン・グレゴビッチ Yassen Guregobitchi) is a recurring antagonist featured in the Alex Rider series, written by Anthony Horowitz and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. He is a cold-blooded contract killer from Russia, and the man responsible for killing Alex's uncle, Ian Rider.In Stormbreaker, he is hired by Herod Sayle to transport the smallpox virus, but at the end of the novel, saves Alex's life by assassinating Sayle for failing his mission. In Eagle Strike, Yassen is hired by Damian Cray, who sends him on a mission to kill Sabina Pleasure's father. When Alex and Sabina are captured by Cray, Yassen is then ordered to kill them but refuses, stating that he doesn't kill children. This leads to Cray shooting Yassen instead, killing him. In his last words, he tells Alex to seek Scorpia in Venice.
Fiona Friend (フィオナ・フレンド Fiona Furendo) is a minor character featured in the second novel of the Alex Rider series, Point Blanc, written by Anthony Horowitz and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki. She is the fifteen-year-old daughter of the billionaire, Sir David Friend, who took Alex in for a week so that he could infiltrate Point Blanc Academy by pretending to be his son.This section requires expansion.
Julio runs straight to George's house one morning after hearing about Antonio's death and sees George isn't there. He believes Lisa Lisa must have helped George with murdering Antonio, and tells their mother Erina that it must have been those two since they were both missing from their rooms. In school, he accuses George and tells him to provide proof that he isn't the culprit. His teacher, Mr. Fernandes, tells Julio that he and his friends should be ashamed for bullying George. Julio grits his teeth but continues accusing Lisa Lisa since she was missing, believing she used her weird power to kill Antonio.
When Julio's classmate, Tsukumojuku Kato, declares that he solved the case already, Julio says it's impossible because they just found Antonio's corpse less than an hour prior. He then freaks out after Tsukumojuku reveals Antonio's corpse in the classroom. Although George and his other classmates stay home from school after shock from the incident regarding Antonio, Julio still goes to school every day. He takes over Antonio's role as leader of the gang of bullies but decides not to persecute George any more.
Namesake: Fernandes Guitars (Japanese guitar manufacturer)
He is shocked to see Lisa Lisa after she reveals herself hiding inside Antonio's corpse. Mr. Fernandes goes out to the dimly lit hall to take care of the incident, but is suddenly killed by Antonio's father, Alejandro Torres.
Namesake: Maria Jurado (Mother of Antonio de Torres Jurado)
Every year on June 16th since Antonio was a baby, Maria peels off his skin bit by bit while leaving his blood, bones, and flesh intact. She then carefully places the pieces together, treats them with a thin-coating of oil to prevent them from drying out, seals them with medical adhesive, and sews the pieces together with very fine thread. Antonio's hair that was shed from prior months would be placed on top of the head of her creation to complete the full body work of art, which she called "This Year's Antonio".
She adapts her technique over time, while Antonio's body adapts to survive the pain. Rather than taking photographs of her child like a normal person, Maria obsessed over the texture of Antonio's skin, and wanted to preserve it each year. Before the police takes her away after they discover Antonio's corpse, Maria rubs her cheek against the final "This Year's Antonio" she created, desperate to savor her last moments with her art.
Namesake: Hisao Shimada (Editor of JORGE JOESTAR) / Yohei Soeda (Co-Editor of JORGE JOESTAR)
Hisao (久央 Hisaō) is a horse and Yohei (洋平 Yōhei) is a cat seemingly belonging to the Joestar Family in the 37th universe. They do not actually appear in the novel and are only depicted in a family photo in the novel's illustrations.
Jorge describes Jonda's name as a particularly misguided attempt at picking a name that sounds Japanese. Jonda would hear all the stories of the detective cases Jorge went on.In 2014, Jonda marries Penelope de la Rosa after she decides to stay in Nishi Akatsuki. They have a daughter in 2015 named Joeko Joestar.
Namesake: Serika: Toyota Celica | Seshiru: Cecil McBee (Japanese fashion brand)
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Namesake: Leonor Cortés Moctezuma (Daughter of Aztec emperor Moctezuma II)
Eventually she stops crying when she realizes she has Javier. Tsukumojuku Kato assumes that she was molesting and abusing her son for over ten years, forcing him to sleep in a locked room with her.
Before her husband returns home, Leonora kills herself after the Spanish police kill her son.
Namesake: Juan de Tolosa (Husband of Leonor Cortés Moctezuma)
Javier Cortes starts appearing in Penelope's dreams disguised as a clown and attempts to make Penelope kill her mother. Penelope would resist it but develops a Wound ability that activates after Javier's death. Penelope's Wound causes Isabella to be locked inside her kitchen one day with a clown standing in the corner. Isabella hysterically hides behind a sofa. Penelope manages to break the door open after several repeated tries and saves Isabella, making the clown disappear. Penelope realizes the only one she can talk to and trust is Isabella. However, Isabella blames Penelope for everything and is convinced that Penelope hates her and wants to kill her.
George tries to explain the situation to Isabella and demonstrates how Penelope's ability works, but Isabella remains terrified and convinced that Penelope was possessed by the devil.
Edvard Noriega (エドヴァルド・ノリエガ Edovarudo Noriega) is the former boyfriend of Penelope de la Rosa, although he never bothered breaking up with her. He is a thug who would beat up Penelope, treat her like his property, and sell anything she owned of value. Penelope's mother, Isabella, attempts to convince Penelope to break up with him but Edvard turns the two against each other by threatening to ruin Penelope permanently if Isabella interferes. After the case with Javier Cortes, Edvard leaves her without saying goodbye. Penelope would wait for him to come back but eventually realizes her mother is the only one she can trust and starts hating Edvard.
Edvard later shows up in front of Penelope and George Joestar on their way to Penelope's workplace. He says he just wanted to see how Penelope was doing, although she replies saying she never wants to see him again and not to expect any money from her. Edvard panickingly mentions about how he had seen something strange. His desperate and terrified demeanor confuses George, as he appeared nothing like the "alpha male" he was when George and Tsukumojuku had spoke to him before. Penelope assumes he's acting and tells him to shut up, but Edvard continues describing the mysterious Moth Man with wings he saw one night while he was in bed with his new girlfriend, Prunella. He worries that the Moth Man would do something awful to him. Edvard also mentions that he doesn't love Prunella as much as he loved Penelope.Penelope goes berserk from her emotions and summons a locked room surrounding Edvard with her Wound's ability. However, Edvard continues mumbling about the Moth Man, deep in thought. He ends up being strangled with a noose from Penelope's clown within the locked room and almost dies until George saves him. Edvard is unconscious afterwards but still alive.
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Due to mass hysteria caused by the Moth Man, Morioh's citizens are locked in the school gym and attempt to kill themselves by pouring gasoline on each other. Shishimaru pours gasoline on his secretary Chien Kunimido, who does the same to Shishimaru as well. Koji Hirose saves them by breaking down the front wall of the gymnasium and letting light shine in, causing everyone to return to their senses.
Shishimaru thanks Koji and the others for saving them and calls the fire department. He also wonders how they were all able to fly there but Jorge denies it, thinking that talking to Shishimaru is like having hot air blown in your face. Jorge decides not to tell Shishimaru about Funny Valentine's message because it wasn't the time for quibbles. Shishimaru scowls when seeing his election rival, Takumi Kumoi, is also there. Jorge and the others fly away on Grand Blue and Shishimaru chases after them, shocked that they can fly after all.Later, Passione takes Shishimaru hostage and uses him to relay orders from the mafia. Shishimaru had put himself on the line to protect his residents and Jorge mentions his head is swollen in weird places as a result.
Jorge describes secretaries of the mayor as individuals who put themselves on the line for politicians and would answer all questions for them, but Kunimido was nowhere to be found after the Nero Nero Island invasion.
Faraday (ファラデイ Faradei) is the butler of the Motorize family and often serves George Joestar tea whenever he visits, which George considers delicious.
Before George leaves their home one day, Faraday mentions that a young friend of George had come over looking for him. Faraday leads George to another room and then takes his leave. Faraday later testifies in George's trial about where George was on the day of Kenton's murder.
Two years later in 1907, George asks Faraday about the boy who came looking for him. Faraday reveals he saw a Spaniard boy with no eyes who he thought was terrifying, rather than Tsukumojuku Kato who George saw. When Faraday learned about George suddenly being in Rome after that, he assumed that devil had done something to George but was too afraid to tell anyone.In 1920, George visits the Motorize home on the day of his wedding, wondering why Steven is late. Faraday doesn't answer the door like he usually does. He was presumably killed by Antonio Torres and turned into a zombie like the rest of the family.
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Charles and John are both all about adventure. Charles decides his company would start making airplane engines, and John is excited to take part as well.
In 1910, Charles dies in an airplane crash and John decides to never fly again.
Namesake: Wilhelm Beer (Prussian astronomer)
Johann Heinrich von Mädler (German astronomer)
Frank Dimarest (フランク・ディマレスト Furanku Dimaresuto) is the navigator of George Joestar for the first two weeks after George joins the Royal Naval Air Service. Frank frequently mutters "It's your fault I'm out here risking my life" over George's shoulder the whole time they fly. George eventually has enough of it and punches Frank when they land. He then fires Frank, but Frank seems grateful for it.
Jodoh Joestar (ジョドー・ジョースター Jodō Jōsutā) was the son of Jonathan Joestar and the father of Joseph Joestar in the 37th iteration of the universe. Joseph did not get along with him, as they were exact opposites. He was apparently a gloomy man of few words and it was difficult to tell what he was thinking.
Rupert rides a Farman III plane named Mary (メアリー Mearī) and David rides a Farman III plane named Emma (エマ Ema). They die in combat during the war.
Along with about three hundred other members in the club, they are all turned into zombies by Antonio Torres. John cries to see what his friends have become but is convinced by George to destroy them.
He is killed by Antonio Torres and turns into a zombie. Even as a zombie, his thirst for speed is unabated and he shoots past George's plane like a bolt of lightning. George doesn't chase him but Vincent later flies toward George again and crashes directly into George's wing, splitting it down the middle.
Steven Motorize flies onto Vincent's plane and then throws him out of the cockpit. Steven then occupies the empty cockpit and fires its machine guns at Vincent and other enemy planes.
22nd Man (第22の男 Dai 22 no Otoko) is an assassin sent by the Dress Organization to assassinate Ikuro Hashizawa. He only uses a knife and manages to wound Ikuro, but as soon as the boy turns into Baoh, 22nd Man is swiftly killed. Baoh grabs and melts his head with a corrosive liquid emitted from his palms.
In VIZ Media's localization, he is named Yuji.
Cain (ケイン Kein) & Bloody (ブラッディ Buraddei) are two field agents working for the Dress organization. When Dordo comes back to Dress, they are the ones holding him still while Walken kills him. When Ikuro Hashizawa attempts to infiltrate the secret laboratory, they come out and confidently fight him. They both attempt to throw a bomb at Ikuro, but he uses the Dark Thunder Phenomenon to destroy the bombs and fry Cain and Bloody alive.
Namesake: Bonnie and Clyde (American crime duo), Bonnie and Clyde (film)
Namesake: Bonnie and Clyde (American crime duo), Bonnie and Clyde (film)
At the end of the comic, a note states that this Josuke Higashikata is not the same character as the one shown in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and that he will never be seen again.
He plays against Ty Cobb in June 1912. After missing yet another ball, Cobb gets frustrated and calls a time out, during which he starts taunting Hollows. After the time out ends, during a pitch, Hollows throws the baseball at Ty Cobb's stomach. Enraged, Cobb pulls a gun on him, causing a brawl involving all of the players present on the field. This incident convinces Hollows that the rumors of Ty Cobb being possessed by a vengeful ghost are true.
By the time spitballs were banned a year later, Hollows had stopped using them, and his fame as the best pitcher in the league had already faded away.
Namesake: Dixie Flatline (Nickname of hacker from William Gibson's Neuromancer)