Silver Chariot

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The "Chariot" symbolizes invasion and victory.
—Jean Pierre Polnareff, Chapter 124 - Silver Chariot, Part 1

Silver Chariot (シルバーチャリオッツ(銀の戦車) Shirubā Chariottsu) is the Stand of Jean Pierre Polnareff, primarily featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders, and briefly in the fifth part, Vento Aureo.

Silver Chariot is a humanoid Stand clad in armor and armed with a rapier. It is particularly deadly at close-range combat due to its speed and precision.

Внешность

Silver Chariot body.png
The Chariot

Silver Chariot looks like a thin, robotic humanoid clad in silver, medieval armor, armed with a cup-hilted rapier. Although Silver Chariot is thin, it wields heavy plate armor spiked at the shoulder pads and elbow pads. Silver Chariot has a distinctive helmet with a jewel embedded in the forehead and several pointed down projections protecting the mouth and cheeks. Chariot's sword can be unequipped for tasks that require two hands. According to JOJOVELLER, its design is a combination of a robot with European armor.[1]

After fighting Diavolo in the late nineties, Silver Chariot loses its legs and right forearm. They are replaced with metal spike-like appendages.[2]

Polnareff was capable of using Silver Chariot since he was a child, although his Stand was as small as him and a lot weaker.[3] As Polnareff ages, Silver Chariot develops along with him.

Silver Chariot is often portrayed as being covered in polished silvery armor, befitting its name. The most notable examples of such a depiction being the anime and video-games. The Stardust Crusaders OVA instead portrays it as wearing dull, grey armor with gold armor pieces here and there.

Цветовые схемы

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

Body (Silver)
Eyes (Yellow)

Body (Silver)
Eyes (Gray)

Body (Silver and gold with green jewel)
Eyes (Brown)

Armor (Gray and red, silver armor)
Eyes (Yellow)

Body (Gray)
Eyes (White)

Body (Metal Gray, silver armor)
Eyes (Yellow)

Body
(Dark Gray and gold, silver armor with cyan jewel)
Eyes (Light yellow sclera and blue iris)

Armor (Dark Gray, silver armor with teal jewel)
Eyes (Brown)

Personality

Like most Stands, Silver Chariot is devoid of any will or personality, serving Polnareff without question - though it does display a high learning ability, as Polnareff rarely gives it direct orders. Silver Chariot's battle cry is "Hora Hora Hora",[4] and it seems to have had a tendency to shout "Pami" when Polnareff was a child.[3]

Silver Chariot is a dedicated combat-oriented close-range Stand. It represents the Tarot Card The Chariot, which symbolizes invasion and victory.[5]

Abilities

Silver Chariot is a powerful, battle-dedicated close-range Stand that primarily fights with the rapier it is equipped with.

Silver Chariot stabs 5 coins and flames in one sword stroke

All its powers directly assist the Stand in battle but have limited use anywhere else. It is an incredibly agile Stand, able to attack enemies with barrages of sword slashes and thrusts before the opponent can react. It can also use this agility, along with its sword, to defend and deflect attacks aimed at it or its user. Silver Chariot usually doesn't stray far away from Polnareff, but still had the ability to move several meters away from him to attack.[6] Silver Chariot has the distinct weakness of not being able to see whatever its user cannot see, making it weak if Polnareff is in any way in a blind spot.

  • Speed:
    Silver Chariot creating afterimages
    Silver Chariot is an incredibly quick Stand, as it is able to appear in multiple places at once, due to moving at a speed faster than the human eye can process and creating illusory afterimages.[4] However, Silver Chariot is weighed down by its armor and needs to shed it to reach its full speed.[4] Its speed is high enough that it's able to deflect bullets shot at a point-blank range, deflect lasers shot out by the Sun, cut Hanged Man who is stated to travel between reflective surfaces at the speed of light and even match Star Platinum and its barrage of punches.[7]
  • Power: Even though the majority of Silver Chariot's power is in its astonishing speed, it still has great destructive power, as it is able to slice through solid rock instantaneously.[8] Silver Chariot's strength is portrayed inconsistently, first shown to be able to lift Polnareff[9] against Muhammad Avdol but then shown to be barely strong enough to slowly pull its user against Vanilla Ice, although its User was very injured at that point.[10] 
  • Precision: Silver Chariot's speed is perhaps only matched by its precision. Having trained his Stand for several years, Polnareff has enough control over Silver Chariot's movement to be able to overall fight like an experienced fencer, to slice through a bullet or skewer several coins and balls of fire in a single thrust when they align.[5] 

Armor

Silver Chariot taking off its armor

Silver Chariot's oddest property is that it is clad in a heavy suit of silver armor.

The armor lowers its speed, but also prevents it from being injured, as Polnareff does not receive the same injuries that the armor does as long as it's donned. The armor is shown to be capable of withstanding extreme heat without melting.[4] This ability's drawback seems to be Polnareff's inability to see through Silver Chariot's eyes. Polnareff is able to shed Silver Chariot's armor in order to gain more tremendous speed (enough for afterimages to appear), but doing so renders his Stand more vulnerable to attack as a trade-off.[9]

Sword Launch

Silver Chariot launching its rapier

Silver Chariot's only ranged ability and a secret technique.[11] This launches his sword with great force and precision, capable of ricocheting off other objects and striking with enough force to pierce a human body. The major drawback of doing this is that Silver Chariot can only materialize one sword, so Polnareff must retrieve the weapon before being able to attack again.

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance

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Episodes in order of appearance

Gallery

Trivia

  • Since Star Platinum looked like a human, Araki decided to make Silver Chariot look more robotic, as well as contrasting Star Platinum's punching fighting style with swords.[1]
  • Silver Chariot is seen holding 2 rapiers instead of one in the JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~ opening sequence of the anime adaptation of the Egypt Arc of Stardust Crusaders, likely as a nod to its possession by Anubis.
  • Silver Chariot's head resembles the mask worn by Jagi in Fist of the North Star.
  • Silver Chariot's rapier closely resembles an épée, a smaller and flimsier sword that is used in modern fencing.

Примечания

Навигация

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