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When I find your terror's tells, my Enigma can strike perfectly!
—Terunosuke Miyamoto, Chapter 405: Enigma Boy, Part 2

Enigma (エニグマ, Eniguma) is the Stand of Terunosuke Miyamoto, featured in the fourth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Diamond is Unbreakable.

It has the ability to seal objects and people into pieces of paper through visual symptoms of fear.


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Enigma is a dark-colored humanoid Stand. Its body is covered in lighter-colored standards resembling question marks. Other features include dotted round eyes and heart-shaped kneepads. When Enigma's ability is activated, its body will sometimes morph to complete the image that is created when its target is turned into paper.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
Body(Dark indigo and violet)
Body(Purple and pink)
Eyes(Light Blue)


Enigma is not suited for direct combat, but its esoteric ability to seal people inside pieces of paper makes it a fearsome Stand difficult to fight and escape from.

Paper Seal

Enigma is able to transform objects and people, including the user, into pieces of paper.[3]
Enigma transforming Tomoko into paper.
For simple objects and animals, Enigma can simply apply its ability. However, to trap a person in paper, the user must discover the habits the target displays when afraid.[4] Once he has witnessed them display their habit enough to be 100% sure it's their "tell", the Stand can capture the target the next time they display such "tell".

When its ability is activated, part of the object is literally transformed into paper and the rest of it is slowly but inexorably absorbed.[5] Once transformed, Terunosuke must keep the paper folded to keep the item inside but is free to unfold it later whenever he needs the trapped object or person released. Anyone is free to release something by unfolding the piece of paper.

A taxi being released from paper

There is no restriction to what Enigma can transform. Terunosuke may seal anything ranging from fresh noodles[4] to taxi cabs (including the driver),[5] fire,[6] and loaded guns.[4] The condition of the object or person trapped in the paper remains the same as long as the paper is kept in one piece but damaging the piece of paper results in equivalent damage on said object or person.[4]

In addition, Terunosuke himself can transform into paper.[3] The transformation is instantaneous, allowing him to evade attacks, and he can freely undo it as well. When as a piece of paper, Terunosuke can hover around to reposition himself.[4]

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance
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Episodes in order of appearance



Araki holding Sky and Water I by M. C. Escher.
  • The patterned design produced by Enigma's ability was inspired by the works of M. C. Escher. Araki comments that drawing its attacks were tough, due to making sure his drawings joined up with each other just right.[7]


  1. Harvest - Vol.17 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P106-107 The Origin of STAND! part.4
  2. JOJO A-GO!GO!: STANDS, p.104
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 405: Enigma Boy, Part 2
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Chapter 406: Enigma Boy, Part 3
  5. 5.0 5.1 Chapter 407: Enigma Boy, Part 4
  6. Chapter 408: Enigma Boy, Part 5
  7. JOJOVELLER: Araki's Stand Commentaries - Enigma

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