Midler

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Jotaro, you're my kind of guy... I regret that I have to destroy you...

Midler (ミドラー Midorā) is a minor antagonist featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders, specifically the "High Priestess" story arc.

Midler is the last of DIO's assassins the heroes encounter before entering Egypt. She is a Stand User, and her High Priestess attacks the group as they travel by submarine in the Red Sea.

Appearance

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Midler is never seen, except from the waist-down in two frames of the manga; from which she appears to be a woman of average height and build, wearing a simple dress. After her defeat, Polnareff cannot bear to look at her as she has lost all of her teeth when Star Platinum punched them out of her Stand.

Midler receives a complete design for Heritage for the Future. A young woman of average height and slim build, she is dressed in the minimal style of a belly dancer. She wears a headscarf, mouth-veil; bands at her arms, wrists, thighs, and ankles; high heels; a bikini-style bra with star-shaped cups; and a fine, loose wrap at her hips resembling a loincloth. With dark, curly hair, ~5 stars stand on pins in her headscarf; two stars also forming the cups of her top.

In the SNES game, Midler has blonde hair and a blue outfit.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Purple)
Outfit
(Yellow dress and wristband, cyan high heels)

Skin (Tan)
Hair (Dark brown)
Outfit
(Light blue dress, golden wristband, red high heels)

Skin (Fair)
Hair (Blonde hair)
Outfit (Blue dress)

Skin (Fair)
Eyes (Blue)
Hair (Purple)
Outfit
(Yellow headpiece with blue stars, yellow mouth-veil, blue bra, earrings, high-heels, bands, yellow and blue waist-wrap)

Personality

Midler is introduced as a mysterious assassin at DIO's service, who doesn't hesitate to use her Stand High Priestess to assassinate the heroes.

Like Mariah, Midler is flirtatious and lascivious, mentioning that, as a cool and quiet man, Jotaro is "her kind of guy". She says that she regrets having to kill him and wishes that they could have been lovers; and that unfortunately, DIO is even more attractive to her. The group tries to persuade her not to kill them, telling her that Jotaro is interested in her voice; angering her, provoking her to tell them to shut up and that she hates lies.

Abilities

Main article: High Priestess

Midler's Stand is High Priestess, possessing mineral materials in order to form shapes large and complex with which she may attack. Due to its long-range, Midler was capable of using it from ashore, while it attacked the group on the ocean floor.

History

Stardust Crusaders

Midler is a famous Stand user (as Avdol knew about her) hired by DIO to kill the Joestar group, infiltrating her Stand on Muhammad Avdol's submarine to trap them in a closed space. Taking the form of different things, her Stand continuously attacks and escapes from the group, while Midler taunts them talking through her Stand. Eventually trapping them in her own Stand's mouth, Midler claims that her teeth are harder than diamonds and tries to crush Jotaro with them, but instead has her teeth punched out by Star Platinum. Jean Pierre Polnareff, wanting to take a look at her, goes to her convulsing body but says it isn't worth to look, because of her now toothless face.

Chapters / Episodes

Book Icon.png Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance
TV Icon.png Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Video Games

JoJo RPG (SFC)

The events from HIGH PRIESTESS appear in the game with some alterations, with Midler being a stewardess on the same plane the team is attacked by DEATH 13, and her Stand taking on the shape of the restroom's doorknob.

Heritage for the Future (PS1/DC/Arcade)

Her story mode tells a drastically different tale from her fate in the original manga. She trails Jotaro's group in order to carry out DIO's orders to kill them and successfully wins against them, one by one. After she finally defeats Jotaro himself, she returns to DIO's mansion to report the good news. Cream informs her that DIO needed Joseph or Jotaro's fresh blood, and she is forced to defeat him in order to get past and see DIO. However, when she finally reaches DIO, he reassures her - before declaring that he only needs her blood, as the blood of one more person will enable him to take full control of Jonathan's body. He then asks if she will willingly give him her blood, to which she agrees. In her ending, DIO punctures her neck with his fingers and drains her blood, killing her.

As a playable character, Midler's Stand makes her a great medium-to-long-range fighter. While her normal attacks have a fairly good range, most of her attacks use High Priestess' ability to change into something, such as scissors, razor blades, harpoons, a tractor, cars, and an anvil. Her first super move allows her to transform High Priestess into a harpoon Launcher and shoots several harpoons at the opponent, each one hitting hands and legs, ending with a harpoon in the opponent's head (in the HD version of the game the move got censored, coloring the red blood into white color, however it can be changed in the options). Her second super move transform High Priestess into several cars, making combos on the opponent if hit. Her third super move allows High Priestess to appear on the floor as a giant face, swallowing the opponent and chewing him/her making several hits on the opponent (similar to how she attacked Jotaro and Star Platinum).

Stardust Shooters (Android/iOS)

Despite not appearing in the game herself, Midler's Stand, High Priestess, appears as one of the several Metal Strikers available to choose. Its FINISH move is a regular scratch done on the defeated opponent's Metal Striker.

Gallery

Trivia

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  • When Capcom produced Heritage for the Future, they wanted to use Midler. However, as her face was never shown, they asked Araki to redesign her into something like a belly-dancer. Since then, as shown in the JOJO A-GO!GO! artbook, this new look is now her standard appearance.
    • Most of the art featured in-game of her is based on Yukako Yamagishi, from character portrait, close-up, and defeat sprites.
    • In Heritage for the Future, some of her quotes are originally said by Mariah.

References

  1. Death 13 - Vol.5 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" P152 The Secret of JOJO Characters

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