Made in Heaven
This Stand is the final metamorphosis in a chain following Whitesnake and C-Moon; one of the very last elements of the plan referenced in DIO's Diary. It was considered by DIO to be the ultimate Stand and the key to achieving "heaven".
Made in Heaven takes the appearance of a thin, masculine humanoid fused at its waist to the front end of a horse, resembling a two-headed satyr. A large cable, forming a clean arch, joins the humanoid half between its shoulder blades to the truncated posterior of the horse.
Its head is slightly elongated with a long vine wound around the top. The center of its face has a smooth, black surface and a large speedometer embedded in the region of where its eyes and nose would be. The rest of its face is lighter, matching the colors of its body. It has long feathers protruding out of its neck and the sides of its forearms are slightly furry.
In contrast with its predecessors, it does not have "GΔCT" symbols on its body. Instead, the Stand has large clocks embedded in its shoulders, forearms, hands, and on the horse's forehead, shoulders, and blinkers, and a speedometer on its face.
Made in Heaven is an extremely powerful close-range time-controlling Stand. Although its physical abilities may not be remarkable, its control over time grants it an overwhelming speed advantage.
However, Pucci isn't particularly interested in Made in Heaven's time acceleration, but rather its capability to bring about a new universe with extraordinary properties.
Made in Heaven's power is to speed up the flow of time dramatically; achieved through its ability to control the gravitational forces of the earth, moon, and seemingly the entire universe (in reference to aspects of the theory of relativity).
Upon activation, time will gradually flow faster and faster in the universe. However, Made in Heaven prevents any living being from catching up with the acceleration, except for its user, Enrico Pucci, and essentially God. The delay between people's perceptions and the actual flow of time causes everyone to see all non-biological events as being sped up, which is considerably dangerous in case one is in a vehicle or remotely dangerous environments.
People in a cold environment seem to freeze instantly, all phenomena like melting, flowing, drying, and movements of objects will accelerate to the point people cannot react; the sun eventually seems to rotate at high speed in the sky, objects and corpses seem to decay in seconds, one can even witness the erosion of the water on rocks.
Meanwhile, Pucci himself appears to possess extraordinary speed and reaction time, and effortlessly outspeeds any of his opponents, even Star Platinum. Because of it, he can freely approach and use Made in Heaven to inflict mortal wounds like slitting the throat. However he retains all of his human weaknesses: running or swimming around will tire him, while being exposed to a hazardous environment will endanger him noticeably faster than his opponents.
As time continues to accelerate, the universe will eventually come to an end and reach a singularity point. After this point, a new universe will be created. For the living beings who live through this, they will live this as being sucked into a great vortex and the bright light at said vortex's center. Pucci is able to stop his time acceleration at a specific date in the new universe.
Every surviving organism from the old universe (even the most insignificant ones like the ants) is brought into the new world and repositioned where they should be according to the date and time Pucci chooses to stop accelerating the universe. To these organisms, the revolution in time will seem to have occurred in a split second. The dead at the time of the appearance of the new universe cannot be brought back. Pucci states that their souls and personalities no longer exist, having been left in the other universe. However, the dead people are replaced by other substitutes, people who will be reminiscent of the dead ones.
The most esoteric property of the new world is that the people who have been brought there will technically have lived everything that has happened and will happen to them in the previous universe, ignoring whatever happened during the time acceleration itself. According to the principles of Fate, everything that has happened in the old universe will happen again in the new universe, resulting in a sort of cycle. As such, the memories of the events that are supposed to happen to the people of the new world are engraved into them and they will subconsciously realize what will happen to them. However, they cannot change the course of their fate. With that, Pucci aims to make humanity directly confront their future and make them feel at peace with their destiny.
If Pucci is killed before the point where the original acceleration of time began, then Fate is changed. After another singularity point, another alternate universe will occur in which fate has changed significantly, though the force of gravity between individuals appears to persist. After foiling Pucci's plan, Emporio thus meets with alternate selves of Jolyne, Anasui, Ermes, and Weather Report, all of whom are living different lives from their original counterparts. Pucci claims that Fate would have been preserved if he died after the beginning of the events at Cape Canaveral.
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Made in Heaven also appears in the novel JORGE JOESTAR, although it belongs to an incarnation of Enrico Pucci from the 37th universe. Later, Kars gets his own enhanced copy of the Stand, known as Made in Heaven Ultimate Requiem.
- Originally the name of the Stand was Stairway to Heaven (天国への階段 Tengoku e no Kaidan), based on the song of the same name by Led Zeppelin. Later, in the tankōbon release, it was changed to Made in Heaven, the name of a single by Freddie Mercury and an album by Queen.
- Just like C-Moon and Green, Green Grass of Home, Made in Heaven's abilities make reference to the concept of vanishing points.
- In All-Star Battle, Gold Experience Requiem can function normally under the time-accelerating effect of Made in Heaven and Giorno Giovanna remains immune to the effect as long as he has Requiem active.