Muhammad Avdol ★ History

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A detailed chronological summary of the life of Muhammad Avdol.

Background

Muhammad Avdol was born at some point during the 1960s, and was a natural born Stand User.


The information below derives from Iggy the Stray Dog which was not written by Araki. As such, it may not be considered canon.

Avdol's backstory is explained in more detail in the light novel Iggy the Stray Dog. Avdol was born to two unnamed parents from Cairo and lived his childhood in one of Cairo's slums which was notable for being unsafe. His father was the second son of a venerable family and a soldier. His mother, however, practiced astrology in the streets to earn money. Avdol lost his father at an early age, as he died defending fellow soldiers in the Six-Day War. Avdol and his mother still got by as the money from her street work and his father's pension supported them. His mother died not long after though, as she was killed by the Palestinian militia who had launched a mass shooting in Cairo. She was shot to death when trying to defend a small girl with her body.

After the death of his parents, Avdol was left as an orphan. He lived in the slums of Cairo, using his inherited talent of fortune telling (specifically his tarot skills) to get by. Avdol notes that unlike many native of the slums, he didn't fall into a life of crime because he was inspired by his parents' tragic but heroic deaths, both of which died to protect their comrades or the innocent.

Avdol managed to be hired by a rich woman, becoming her personal assistant. At one point, Avdol met Joseph Joestar in a party in England as the old man tried to woe Avdol's employer.


Concludes non-canon section.

Avdol encounters DIO

Avdol made a living as a fortune-teller in a bazaar named Khan el-Khalili in the Islamic district of Cairo, Egypt.[1] Before the events of Stardust Crusaders, he had met and barely tamed the Stand-wielding dog Iggy.

Four months prior, he encountered the newly resurrected DIO standing outside the first floor of his office and barely escaped with his life and sanity after being warned by his friend Joseph Joestar that DIO was dangerous. Subsequently, Joseph and Avdol tried to locate DIO but even though Joseph could take spirit photographies of DIO with Hermit Purple, he was always in the shadows and they couldn't guess his location.[2]

Stardust Crusaders (1988)

SPOILER WARNING: Part 3 spoiler details may follow.

Tokyo, Japan

Avdol discovers an unconscious Holy Kujo

Avdol and Joseph go to Tokyo, Japan, in order to recruit Jotaro Kujo. They find Jotaro in jail, refusing to go out despite being free. Jotaro claims to be possessed by an evil spirit. Avdol steps in to force Jotaro out. He summons Magician's Red, attacking Jotaro while he explains what Stands are. Properly summoning his own Stand, Jotaro breaks free of Magician's Red fire and breaks free of his cell to attack but Avdol stops the fight, as he's accomplished his goal. For the remainder of his stay in Tokyo, Avdol remains inside the Kujo's residence. After Jotaro brings Noriaki Kakyoin and frees him from DIO's control, Avdol sees that Holy has collapsed and confirms his suspicion that she too has developed a Stand. However, as she doesn't have the necessary fighting spirit, Avdol explains that she will eventually die.[3]

Jotaro uses his Stand to look at one of DIO's photography and identifies a fly. Avdol identifies it as a Nile Tse-tse fly, meaning that DIO must be in Egypt. Noriaki Kakyoin confirms that DIO is in Egypt and also asks to go with them. Avdol then names Jotaro's Stand Star Platinum, after the "Star" card of the tarot. After Holy is given to the care of doctors from the Speedwagon Foundation, the group gets ready to depart.

Hong Kong

Although the group plans to fly to Cairo, their flight is ruined by the attack of Tower of Gray, a beetle-like Stand whose unknown user loves to cause accidents. Kakyoin defeats Tower of Gray but it has already killed the pilots, causing the plane to crash near Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, the group decides to rest in a restaurant but they then are immediately attacked by a French Stand User named Jean Pierre Polnareff.

Magician's Red vs. Silver Chariot

Polnareff presents his knight-Stand, Silver Chariot, and its incredible fencing prowess. Avdol is the first to challenge Polnareff. In the Tiger Balm Garden, the two begin their duel. Advol adopts a defensive stance and Polnareff carves a statue in the shape of Magician's Red to show off. Advol uses a special technique: the Cross-fire Hurricane. Magician's Red spits an ankh of fire but Silver Chariot sends it back at Magician's Red, seemingly burning it. Magician's Red throws itself at Silver Chariot and Polnareff cuts it in two. However, the flames pass on to Silver Chariot, as Avdol reveals that he's faked being injured and used the statue Silver Chariot made as a decoy. Avdol shoots a second Cross-fire Hurricane at Silver Chariot, but Polnareff stands back up unharmed. Silver Chariot was protected by its armor and cast it off to dramatically increase in speed. Avdol shoots a flame but Silver Chariot easily evades it. When Avdol shoots his Cross-fire Hurricane Special, Polnareff expects to knock it back but is taken by surprise by the first flame Avdol has shot. Avdol wins the battle. Polnareff is covered in flames and Avdol tosses him a dagger to commit suicide, but unexpectedly, Polnareff refuses to use the dagger against Avdol and decides to kill himself. Impressed by Polnareff's honor, Avdol cancels the flames and Jotaro extracts DIO's spore.

South China Sea & Singapore

The group takes a ship to Egypt, crewed by members of the Speedwagon Foundation. In the sea, Avdol is present when Jotaro unmasks the Impostor Captain Tennille, whose Stand Dark Blue Moon is especially powerful in the sea. Jotaro defeats the enemy Stand User, but the Impostor had already sabotaged the ship, forcing everyone on the lifeboats. In the middle of the sea, the group encounters a large ship, only to discover that it's a Stand named Strength. The User, an orangutan, battles Jotaro but is quickly defeated. In Singapore, Avdol remains at Joseph's side, while Polnareff and Jotaro are attacked by Devo the Cursed's Ebony Devil and Rubber Soul and his Yellow Temperance respectively. The Joestar Group subsequently takes a train to India.

Avdol is fatally wounded after being stabbed by Hanged Man and shot by Hol Horse

India

In India, Polnareff is confronted by Hanged Man, the Stand of the man who killed his sister. Polnareff heads out alone to avenge his sister. Avdol tries to dissuade him, but Polnareff calls him a coward for having fled DIO. The two go on separate ways on bad terms. Later, Polnareff is ambushed by Hol Horse and J. Geil. Polnareff is taken by surprise by Emperor's bullets that can fly around his sword. Thankfully, Avdol shoves Polnareff aside. Unaware of the abilities of Hol Horse's Emperor and J. Geil's Hanged Man, Avdol falls prey to a combination attack of the two Stand users, being stabbed from behind by J. Geil's Hanged Man and shot by Hol Horse's Emperor. Their combined attack, however, didn't have the wanted effect, as the pain suffered by the stab of Hanged Man caused Avdol to tilt his head backward, causing Emperor's bullet to only scratch his forehead instead of directly hitting it. His survival was kept a secret from Polnareff, as the group didn't want Avdol to be attacked while he was recovering from his injuries and Polnareff's lack of caution would cause the enemy to find out that Avdol was still alive.

Avdol's return

Avdol reveals his survival to Jean Pierre Polnareff

From there, it was assumed that he died while he was recovering. After his recovery, he bought a submarine in secret and awaited the rest of the group on an island in the Red Sea. Avdol disguised himself as his father, refusing to talk to Polnareff to keep his secret. When Polnareff fell victim to Cameo's onslaught, tricked by clones made by Judgement of Sherry Polnareff and Avdol, the real Avdol revealed himself. Summoning Magician's Red, Avdol destroyed the clay clones and easily dispatched Judgement before taking out Cameo.

After joining again with the group they traveled in Avdol's new submarine, but it was quickly destroyed by Midler's High Priestess.

Arrival to Egypt (1989)

The Nile River, Egypt

Avdol briefly clashes against Geb

Once in Egypt, Avdol asked the Speedwagon Foundation to bring Iggy to join the group. Moreover, they learned that nine supplementary Stand Users were in DIO's service, surprising even Avdol who thought they defeated nearly all of the tarot. After meeting with the Foundation's envoys, the group saw the envoy's helicopter crashed in the desert. Geb, a Stand of water remotely piloted by the Stand User N'Doul, was responsible for the crash. Hiding in the sand, Geb managed to surprise Noriaki Kakyoin and take him out. However, Geb was then distracted by the ringing wristwatch of a dead pilot, making the group realize that N'Doul was listening to sound to pinpoint where his enemies were. The group tried to flee on their car but Geb quickly destroyed it by creating quicksands. By throwing his own ring cuffs into the sand, Avdol tried to trick N'Doul into thinking he was slowly walking and waited for Geb to resurface. Although N'Doul took the bait, he realized at the last moment that it was a trick and avoided Magician's Red's flames, only to counterattack and slash Avdol's throat, who was taken out.

Avdol had to recover from his injuries in Aswan but his wound was not severe and he was able to accompany the rest of the group.

Avdol and Joseph Joestar get stuck together

In Luxor, Avdol fell victim to Mariah's Bastet when he tried to save an already magnetized Joseph from an escalator. Pursuing Mariah, in the streets, the two then became stuck together. After passing through a series of increasingly embarrassing situations, the pair got stuck on train tracks. Revealing herself, Mariah gloated as a passing train would run them over and they couldn't possibly get away, but Avdol then used his Magician's Red to dig a hole underneath the tracks. Although they had her, Mariah threw bolts and nuts at them, managing to get away. Getting serious, Joseph created a map of the city with Hermit Purple. Thanks to that, they managed to surround her, although they had amassed a lot of metallic objects along the way. However, Mariah was still in a strong position as a she was underneath high voltage power lines. She cut the lines and the cables were attracted to Joseph and Avdol, who was able to melt the cables to defend himself. Nonetheless, a nearby truck was attracted to him and threatened to crush him. After begging Mariah to stop, Joseph unveiled his true plan. The old man let go his grip on the pavement and let himself fly toward Avdol, crushing Mariah in the mass of metal.

Cairo, Egypt

Avdol watches Jotaro playing poker against D'Arby

Having divined a photography of DIO's lair, the group began their search. In the outskirts of Cairo, Avdol is present during Polnareff, Joseph, and Jotaro's battles against Daniel J. D'Arby as a spectator. Jotaro bets Avdol's soul along with Jotaro's own soul and his mother's during their poker game, giving Avdol anxiety toward the outcome of the match. Afterward, Avdol was one of the victims of Hol Horse's assassination attempts in the older districts of Cairo, but survived thanks to Hol Horse's sheer bad luck. As Holy Kujo's condition worsened, Advol resorted to asking a beggar from Cairo to find DIO's Mansion. However, the beggar was killed. The next day, the group reunited with Kakyoin and it was Iggy, who had found the mansion earlier, who led the group to DIO's Mansion.

Battle in DIO's Mansion

When the group finally arrived in DIO's mansion, Avdol said that he couldn't act as Polnareff's guardian and he should be more careful from now on. Avdol managed to detect the presence of Kenny G. in the area before Iggy defeated him. After the mansion returned to its regular appearance, Avdol placed his hand on a pillar where he noticed a message written on it that read "He who reads this carving and turns aback shall perish".

Avdol sacrifices his life protecting Polnareff and Iggy

After turning his head around, Avdol witnessed Cream manifesting from its void. Polnareff and Iggy were both unaware of Vanilla Ice's presence and, without hesitation, Avdol quickly pushed them both out of the way of Vanilla Ice's attack and received said attack head-on. Avdol's death was instantaneous as he is erased, his arms being the only thing of his body left intact until Vanilla Ice's Cream came back and ate them.

However, while facing Polnareff, Ice stated that Avdol was responsible for his injuries since he was the one who saved Polnareff and Iggy. After Ice's defeat, Avdol, along with Iggy, who also died after sustaining grievous injuries from Ice, were seen as souls transcending into heaven.

Novels

The information below derives from a source not written by Araki. As such, it may or may not be considered canon.

The Genesis of Universe

Battle Against Satanic Coupler

After the battle against N'Doul, Avdol is attacked by Absalom's Satanic Coupler. The Stand invaded Avdol's body while miniaturized and threatens to kill him, but he is eventually saved by Kakyoin and Jotaro.

Battle Against The Scribe Ani

In Cairo, Avdol senses the presence of The Scribe Ani following the group. He along with Joseph attract him to an alley so people wouldn't get hurt in the fight, but falls victim to a surprise attack by a roman warrior while trying to save Polnareff.

References

  1. Chapter 120: Noriaki Kakyoin, Part 3 p.8
  2. Chapter 121: The Power Called a "Stand", p.14
  3. Chapter 121: The Power Called a "Stand"

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