Pet Shop (ペット・ショップ Petto Shoppu) is a secondary antagonist featured in the third part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, 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.
This vicious falcon is a member of the Egypt 9 Glory Gods, the guardian of DIO's Mansion, and is a Stand user wielding the ice Stand, Horus. When Iggy inadvertently stumbles upon DIO's Mansion, Pet Shop attacks him.
Pet Shop is classified as a falcon, sporting a strong bill, sharp talons, and excellent eyesight. 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Stardust Crusaders (1989)
Pet Shop serves as the guardian of DIO's mansion in Egypt and is part of the Egypt 9 Glory Gods. He ruthlessly kills any who may trespass or 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 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.
Chapters / Episodes
- Chapter 184: "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 2 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 185: "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 3 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 188: "The Fool" Iggy and "Geb" N'Doul, Part 6 (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 210: Shooting DIO?! (Mentioned only)
- Chapter 222: The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 1
- Chapter 223: The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 2
- Chapter 224: The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 3
- Chapter 225: The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 4
- Chapter 226: The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 5 (Death)
- Chapter 227: D'Arby the Player, Part 1 (Mentioned only)
- CDDH Chapter 1: Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak #1 (Flashback)
- CDDH Chapter 4: Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak #4 (Mentioned only) (Photo only)
- CDDH Chapter 10: Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak #10 (Petsound's ability)
- CDDH Chapter 11: Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak #11 (Petsounds’s ability)
- SC Episode 5: Silver Chariot (Flashback)
- SC Episode 38: The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 1
- SC Episode 39: The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 2 (Death)
- SC Episode 40: D'Arby the Player, Part 1 (Flashback)
- 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).
- 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.
- ↑ Pet Shop's Horus - Vol.8 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" P84 The Secret of JOJO Characters
- ↑ JoJo6251 timeline: The battle happens the day before DIO's death.
- ↑ Chapter 223: The Gatekeeper of Hell, Pet Shop, Part 2
- ↑ JOJO A-GO!GO!: STANDS, p.104
- ↑ ^ Toracyai tweets (589052038559830016)
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Capcom Staff Reveal Truth Behind Their Most Controversial Fighter
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_GHwKGCTGU