Boingo (ボインゴ) is a recurring tertiary antagonist featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders. Introduced in the "'Khnum' Oingo and 'Tohth Boingo" story arc, he reappears during the "Hol Horse and Boingo" story arc.
Boingo is a young Stand User who wields the prophesizing comic book Stand, Tohth. As part of the Egypt 9 Glory Gods, he attempts to assassinate the Joestar Group in Egypt alongside his older brother Oingo, and later Hol Horse.
Boingo reappears in the spin-off manga Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak. Him and Hol Horse travel to Morioh to find a Parrot, but Boingo gets lost from Hol Horse. Meanwhile, Tohth is found by Ryoko Kakyoin, who uses it to find out about the death of her cousin, Noriaki Kakyoin.
Boingo is a short child with large eyes, a long mouth, and tall, curly hair. He wears a backwards visor, which leaves several long but thin bangs to hang over his face. His apparel consists of several layers: an unbuttoned coat that extends past his knees with dark short sleeves and an upturned collar, a long-sleeve shirt, baggy pants, dark shorts, and shoes. In the anime, his coat's sleeves are the same color as the torso, and he does not have shorts over his pants.
In the spin-off Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak, which is set in 1999, Boingo has kept his outfit and short height, but is shown to have faint stubble.
As a young boy, Boingo is very introverted and timid. He prefers to act as support for his companions by showing the predictions of his Tohth rather than directly taking action. He is only comfortable around his brother, Oingo, sticking close to him and feeling lonely while away from him. His bond with his brother is deep enough that he promises to take revenge for Oingo's defeat all by himself, which causes Oingo to tear up. He is willing to interact with kind strangers, but he prefers to stay silent. With ruder strangers such as Hol Horse, he takes to hiding and often stutters in his speech.
Despite his typical reserved nature, he is absolutely confident in his Stand's predictions, often reassuring that they are "one hundred percent, absolutely correct." He even finds joy in the infallibility of his Stand, letting out a bizarre, loud laugh at the thought of it.
Although seemingly a normal boy, Boingo has a somewhat dark personality. He laughs at the thought of the Joestar group dying and has no qualms with his brother punching someone whose face they found annoying and stealing his wallet. He further shows his violent side when he vows to take revenge and kill Jotaro and his companions by himself.
After Hol Horse's defeat, Boingo has a change of personality and begins to believe that revenge is pointless. He decides to forget about Jotaro and only use his predictions to help people in the future, believing that this will bring true happiness to him and his brother. This optimism, however, is short-lived, as an annoyed Iggy pounces on him, sending him to the hospital and back to his old, shy self.
In the spin-off Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak, Boingo seems to have largely remained the same withdrawn man as he was during his childhood. He seems to be friends with Mariah, as she attacks Hol Horse to avenge Boingo for having been used. Boingo himself seems to not like Hol Horse and asks him to never get involved with him again after fulfilling the mission to find a missing parrot.
- Main article: Tohth
Tohth is a comic-book-like Stand whose whimsical story periodically updates itself to predict the close future with 100% accuracy.
Stardust Crusaders (1989)
Boingo is first seen reading from the comic book Tohth and then meets a friendly comic artist who offers to buy it from him. However, Oingo maintains that the book is not for sale and threatens the comic artist to stay away from Boingo. He then reads the comic and decides to wait four hours for the next bus to avoid the accident Tohth predicted. The brothers then look into Tohth for the next prediction and realize that they are meant to poison the Joestar group's tea. Boingo stays in the shadows and witnesses Oingo's preparations to fulfill the prophecy. At the same time, Jean Pierre Polnareff lets a cigarette fall, which points to their restaurant.
Initially, the group decides to order tea, but a suspicious Joseph Joestar decides to order the unopened coke instead. This seems to prevent Oingo from poisoning the drink at first, but an angry customer reacts to the warm coke he was served, causing the Joestar group to order the tea that Oingo successfully poisons. However, right as the group is about to drink their tea, Iggy eats another customer's cake and causes the Joestar group to abandon their tea to take care of Iggy and leave the shop, which makes Oingo and Boingo angry. Eventually, following Tohth's prophecy, Oingo punches a nerdy-looking stranger and frightens him into dropping his wallet, giving the two money and temporarily pacifying them for their failure.
Following Tohth's next prediction, Oingo then tries to make Jotaro eat a bomb that looked like an orange. However, Joseph and Polnareff return and Oingo is forced to disguise himself as Jotaro in order to prevent them from attacking him. The disguise backfires and Oingo is dragged into the same car where he placed the bomb. Boingo becomes shocked after finding out the true meaning of Tohth's prophecy, that Oingo is the one who will fall victim to the bomb with Jotaro's face, and mentally begs for his brother to transform back so that their intended interpretation of the prophecy will come true. Regardless, Oingo accidentally steps on the bomb he set up, causing it to blow up and split his face in two. Boingo then arrives and resolves to defeat the Joestar group on his own, causing Oingo to become proud of his younger brother's growth. However, the man Oingo assaulted earlier returns with other thugs, who beat up the two brothers and send them to the hospital. Meanwhile, the real Jotaro returns from visiting the hospital, and, happening to be thirsty, picks out an orange to eat.
After exiting the hospital, Boingo teams up with Hol Horse to avenge his brother (albeit only after Hol Horse had to resort to kidnapping Boingo). Boingo, hiding under a crate for the majority of Hol Horse's assisted assault, demonstrates the extent of Tohth's power by showing its next prediction: that Hol Horse would kick a woman and the woman will be thankful and give him money. Hol Horse is skeptical, but this is proven true when he sees a woman walking past him and, driven by the possibility of the prediction being true, runs and kicks the woman in the back, and finds out he killed a deadly scorpion on the woman's back, and is paid for saving her life.
The two then try to follow the next prediction, involving Hol Horse sticking his fingers up Polnareff's nose and the rest of the Joestar group being hit by a truck. Hol Horse, skeptical of the result, but willing to follow through nonetheless, sticks his fingers up Polnareff's nose. A series of events is then triggered that leads up to the Joestar group being hit by a truck.
Boingo now has Hol Horse's full confidence and directs Horse to guide his bullets through a series of pipes. However, Hol Horse's watch was off by a few minutes when directed to fire at noon, and the bullets loop around and pierce through the depicted holes in the comic book's pages to hit him instead.
Afterward, Boingo contemplates using his powers to better the lives of others and kicks aside his hiding crate, but the crate accidentally hits Iggy and Boingo becomes assaulted by the dog and becomes even more introverted than before. Tohth then says that, if it was that easy to change their ways, there wouldn't be bad people in the world.
An employee from Shueisha was on vacation in Egypt when he met Boingo, who gave him the book "The Oingo Boingo Brothers' Great Adventure", half-forcibly photographing it and publishing it just like that. Rohan Kishibe compliments the book, and hears the details about it from the editor Mr. O, gradually changing his opinion on it and remarking that there is no manga artist greater than him.
After DIO's defeat, the Speedwagon Foundation informed Boingo and DIO's other agents about all his evil deeds and left them be. Ten years after the events of Stardust Crusaders, Boingo still remains with Oingo. He hasn't grown much taller since then, but now has a stubble on his chin. By March 1999, Oingo and Boingo have been freeloading at Mariah and Kenny G.'s house. Boingo's Tohth predicts that he'll have to cooperate with Hol Horse again to find a parrot, though he still detests the cowboy.
Boingo meets Hol Horse at a hideout and though he's reluctantly resigned himself to Tohth's prediction, Boingo asks Hol Horse to never get involved with him afterwards, though Hol Horse is mostly confused. Boingo and Hol Horse consult Tohth to divine their path and they see that they have to go to Morioh, Japan. Once they arrive, Boingo drops Tohth and ends up getting lost searching for it. Ryoko Kakyoin finds his comic book laying on the ground.
Boingo later goes to Budogaoka Police Station. As he hides under a desk, Ryohei Higashikata tries reaching out to him. Ryohei asks how he got lost and Boingo mumbles in response, though Ryohei manages to understand him. Ryohei learns about what happened to Boingo so far as soon as he arrived in Japan. Boingo thinks back to the last pages he read in Tohth. His Stand thanked him for reading and being the comic's number one fan, but as fate foretold, he must part ways with the book for some time. Tohth also mentioned that Boingo has to throw away the book himself after gaining the confidence to graduate from being DIO's underling. Boingo says that although he definitely didn't throw it away himself, the book's predictions can't change. He also tells Ryohei that the book isn't really his and he's just looking after it. Ryohei asks his co-worker, Karaiya, to get Boingo back to his hotel safely in case Hol Horse is looking for him there.
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Creation and Development
Due to copyright laws, Oingo and Boingo were renamed "Zenyatta" and "Mondatta" respectively in VIZ Media's translation, after The Police album of the same name. In the anime, however, they are still referred to by their Japanese names on Tohth's cover. Their original names were later used in VIZ's English JoJonium release.
Boingo's voice actor in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future, Wataru Takagi, also voiced Arabia Fats, Cameo and Kenny G. in the same game. He would eventually voice Okuyasu Nijimura in multiple media since All Star Battle.
Oingo and Boingo are reduced to a supporting role in the game, and they don't use their respective Stands at all. Since Boingo doesn't appear as an enemy, he no longer forms a partnership with Hol Horse.
Boingo's Stand, Tohth, appears as the main menu character for the Gallery Mode, which contains every character ending (available once the player beats Arcade Mode with that character), mini-games, special modes (such as Taro card reading) and mini-boss battles (such as Death 13 and N'Doul).
Boingo is also playable via Alessi's transformation move on the "Hol Horse with Boingo" character, as Boingo assumes Hol's place on the match for a small period of time. However, Boingo doesn't attack the opponent, as Hol Horse does that for him, hiding under the box in the background, by shooting the enemy.
JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)