The Scribe Ani
The self-proclaimed Scribe Ani (書記アニ Shoki Ani) is a primary antagonist featured in the light novel The Genesis of Universe, based on Stardust Crusaders. He particularly appears in the second chapter, "The Gravestone of Red-Hot Sand".
The Scribe Ani is a man with a mummy-like appearance and hunched back, who achieved immortality due to his Stand. His face and body are covered in wrinkles and he has sharp nails. His attire consists of a turban with a sarpech and other ornaments, a kaftan, and a pair of curled-toe shoes.
He also wears a beaded necklace, several bracelets, hoop earrings, and a large ring on the ring finger of his right hand. The Scribe Ani may also be seen with a long smoking pipe.
He speaks very slowly due to his old age. He is extremely respectful towards the history and traditions described in The Genesis of Universe, as he shows when quickly losing his temper after discovering that Joseph and Polnareff had damaged his Stand. He pledges loyalty to DIO just because he also had immortality.
The Scribe Ani is a mercenary hired by DIO to kill the Joestar group in Cairo. He claims that the only reason he is still alive and didn't die from old age a thousand years ago is the existence of his Stand, which holds an ancient secret method of soul reincarnation, based on the old mummification method from the New Kingdom era. Because of that, his real identity remains unknown. He pledged loyalty to DIO as soon as he could because DIO also had "eternal life" as a vampire and was likely to be the conqueror of the world.
The Scribe Ani follows the Joestar group and defeats Jean Pierre Polnareff. Believing Polnareff to be dead, Ani corners Muhammad Avdol and Joseph Joestar with his Stand, summoning many enemies to fight them. Polnareff appears to save them and works with Joseph to damage the Stand, but the plan ends up with everyone overwhelmed by more enemies. Jotaro finds out from a merchant that his friends disappeared and goes to the rescue, The Scribe Ani tries to overwhelm Jotaro Kujo by creating Ammit, the strongest ancient beast of Egypt. Ammit proves to be too much for Star Platinum to handle, but suddenly disappears after Polnareff and Joseph destroyed the part in The Genesis of Universe's pages where the creature is described. Jotaro blinds the Scribe Ani by throwing a perfume bottle at him so he wouldn't be able to summon anything else, and then destroys his body with a barrage of "Ora ora" punches. The nature of his body akin to that of a mummy lead to it crumbling away as ash, disappearing into the wind along with his Stand which faced the same effect, his real identity remaining unknown.
- “By becoming a scribe I would have hoped my name would be remembered for a long time. Not graved on a tombstone, but engraved in a book. The human being rots and returns to the ground as ashes. A book like this, instead, can reside in human memory for eternity.”
- “God Ptah... the one... who protected... Memphis... capital of Egypt during the first dynasty. This Stand... holds the divine revelations... of that god.”
- “I don't expect... at all... that you manage to understand... the history I'm reading. It's the grand history... of Egypt. You... are proudly... satisfied... to shine... for a few decades of life... a vermin's existence... Defeating this... "The Genesis of Universe" where... the history of Egypt... spanning from... the ancient time to the future... is kept ... is... impossible !”—The Scribe Ani
- “Are you ready... to be judged... Jotaro?! I'll let your heart... be devoured.... and I'll make you... disappear... once and for all.”