List of Stands
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There are 165 unique Stands in total so far across Parts 3-8 in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
These Stands (and most of their users) appear only in the Light Novels.
- A running theme in main antagonists' Stand powers have the power to manipulate time and/or space at some point (The World, stopping time; Killer Queen Bites The Dust, looping time; King Crimson, erasing time; Made in Heaven, accelerating the flow of time). This pattern stems from Araki's belief that the main antagonist should be overpowered and that if one were able to control space and time they would be unstoppable.
- The Stands of each protagonist follow a naming convention of special materials: platinum, diamond, gold and stone (Star Platinum, Crazy Diamond, Gold Experience, Stone Free, and respectively). The exceptions to this are Joseph Joestar's Hermit Purple (although by the time he obtains it in Stardust Crusaders he is no longer the primary protagonist), Johnny Joestar's Tusk and Josuke Higashikata's Soft & Wet.
- In Stardust Crusaders, most of the first Stands introduced are named after the Major Arcana of the Tarot (early on, also modified by a color or metal name). Rider-Waite-Smith numbering is also used (the Justice card visual manifestation features the number eleven). Later on, the remaining Stands excluding The World, Cream, and Tenore Sax are named after Egyptian deities.
- In Diamond is Unbreakable, certain Stands are revealed to have emerged from contact with the Bow and Arrow.
- In Stone Ocean, Stand Discs are introduced, bringing powers to anybody compatible with a Stand, and, as with one case, making it possible to obtain a second Stand.
- In Steel Ball Run, Stands are only developed when somebody is affected by the Devil's Palm or makes contact with the Saint's Corpse. Most of the Stands in this story do not overtly fight in battles but provide their users with powers instead.
- The running theme for Stand names in Jorge Joestar is movie titles, for example, Funny Valentine's Stand is named after the film Singing in the Rain, Secco's Stand is named after the film The Evil Dead, and Jonathan Joestar's Stand is named after the film The Passion of the Christ (which is often shortened to "The Passion").