Pet Shop

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This bird is a Stand user just like me! It kills everyone who gets close to this manor... and it'll come after me next! I'm next on it's list!
—Iggy regarding Pet Shop, Chapter 222: The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 1

Pet Shop (ペット・ショップ, Petto Shoppu) is a secondary antagonist ffeatured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders, specifically the "The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop" story arc. Pet Shop also appears as a posthumous tertiary antagonist in the spin-off manga Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak and the light novel Crazy Heartbreakers.

This vicious falcon is the guardian of DIO's mansion, as well as a Stand user. His Stand, Horus of the Egypt 9 Glory Gods, allows him to create cryogenic temperatures around itself and form weapons out of solid ice. When Iggy inadvertently stumbles upon the mansion, Pet Shop relentless pursues the dog with intent to kill.

Appearance

Pet Shop is classified as a falcon, sporting a strong bill, sharp talons, and excellent eyesight.[3] He wears an ornate falconry hood adorned with 3 feathers and a heart motif like the other inhabitants of DIO's Mansion. He also wears a scarf around his neck.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
Body
(Pale and light brown feathers, yellow beak)
Eyes(Light Blue)
Clothing
(Gold helmet with brick red heart, crimson scarf)
Body
(Dark brown and tan feathers, light brown beak)
Eyes(Blue)
Clothing
(Gray helmet with beige heart, maroon scarf)
Body(Light brown feathers, dark gold beak)
Eyes(Sky Blue)
Clothing(Gold helmet, dark red-orange scarf)
Body(Brown feathers, light tan beak)
Eyes(Navy)
Clothing
(Gold helmet with olive green heart, magenta scarf)
Body(Dark brown and white feathers, tan beak)
Eyes(Blue)
Clothing
(Silver helmet with yellow heart, pink scarf)

Personality

Pet Shop will kill anyone trespassing on DIO's Mansion

A ruthless sentry who is loyal to his post, Pet Shop almost always bears a menacing glare and does not discriminate against any who trespasses DIO's mansion. He intended to kill a small boy and would have if it wasn't for Iggy's interference, and showed no remorse in eating the eyes of two dogs he decapitated in front of their owner. He is extremely relentless in hunting down his prey, as shown by his pursuit of Iggy, no matter how risky the path to his prey might be and is highly intelligent, having identified the beggar employed by Avdol as a spy and tearing up the photograph of the mansion after killing him to destroy his work.

Abilities

Stand

Main article: Horus

Pet Shop's Stand Horus gives him the capacity to generate and manipulate ice, which he primarily uses to create ice spikes and propel them as makeshift missiles.

Horus (ホルス神)Link to this section
HorusMangaAv.png
PWR
B
SPD
B
RNG
D
STA
C
PRC
E
DEV
C

Bird Constitution

As a bird, Pet Shop possesses the natural ability to fly, which he does with extreme proficiency. For instance, Pet Shop is able to fly under a moving car. Moreover, because he possesses specialized air sacks to store air, he can breathe underwater and swim longer than even a dog. His eyesight is extremely sharp, which combined with his high-speed flying ability allows him to track targets which try to flee as Iggy did.

History

Background


The information below derives from Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak or its novelization Crazy Heartbreakers which were not written by Araki. As such, it may not be considered canon.

In Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak, it is explained that Pet Shop was raised and trained by a bird trainer, who trained the falcon alongside a parrot. After attempting to escape from DIO's grasp, he was murdered.


Concludes non-canon section.

Stardust Crusaders (1989)

Pet Shop confronts Iggy

Pet Shop serves as the guardian of DIO's mansion in Egypt. He ruthlessly kills any who may trespass or who he deems as suspicious. When he first appears, Pet Shop decapitates two large dogs with ease and crushes a beggar (employed by Avdol to find DIO's mansion) and his car with his Stand. Iggy witnesses this, but doesn't want to be involved, so he plays dumb. Pet Shop, with some suspicion, leaves him alone. He then returns to his post at the gate of DIO's Mansion and finds the young owner of the two dogs he killed climbing under it. He is about to attack and kill the boy when Iggy saves him, revealing himself as a Stand user.

Pet Shop freezes the ground, temporarily immobilizing Iggy who is caught by surprise and shoots icicles at the dog. Iggy protects himself with The Fool and flees back to the streets. However, Pet Shop's keen eyes allow him to see Iggy and start bombarding the dog. Iggy is forced to hide in the sewers but Pet Shop follows him again and hits the dog. However, the real Iggy reveals himself: what Pet Shop had killed was merely a sand statue. The Fool leaps out and slashes Pet Shop in the breast.

Iggy wants to call off the fight, but Pet Shop's pride is hurt. The bird decides to summon the full power of his Horus and begins to freeze the whole sewer. Iggy flees but the ice catches his foreleg, immobilizing him a second time. As Pet Shop shoots his icicles, Iggy is forced to cut off his leg and flee underwater. Iggy eventually hides at the bottom of the Nile under a dome made of sand. However, Pet Shop still pursues the dog underwater. It spots the dome and shoots an icicle to confirm that it is here, resuming the bombardment. Iggy creates arms of sand and throws some icicles back at Pet Shop, wounding a wing and forcing the bird to retreat temporarily.

Pet Shop's death

Pet Shop thus enacts a methodical and ruthless plan. It encases the sand dome in ice and tries to crush it, forcing Iggy to dig underneath it. However, Pet Shop has also dug underground and positions itself so that they tunnels meet and Pet Shop is positioned perfectly to shoot Iggy, who in a do-or-die stratagem, willingly lets the dome behind him collapse. The air pressure resulting from the collapse pushes Iggy toward Pet Shop fast enough for the dog to bite down Pet Shop's beak as it was creating an icicle inside of it, making his head explode.

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Trivia

Early designs for Pet Shop in Heritage for the Future.
  • Originally, Pet Shop did not appear until the characters are near DIO's Mansion for his fight with Iggy. The anime retroactively inserts him in place of a parrot that DIO has in Polnareff's flashback during his meeting with DIO. Also in the TV anime, Pet Shop is the only character who does not have a voice actor. His sound effects were done by SFX engineer, Yasamasa Koyama (小山恭正).[5]
  • In Heritage for the Future, Pet Shop is infamous among fighting game enthusiasts for being extremely broken and overpowered. Due to his high damage output and unpredictability, Pet Shop is almost universally banned across all competitive tournaments for the game.[6]
    • However, during early development, Pet Shop was initially much weaker than the rest of the cast. This was until Shinichiro Obata, a game designer at Capcom, went back and made various changes to re-balance the character. He later remarked that he "might've overdone it."[6][7]

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