Smokey Brown

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What kind of guy is this? He does this to the cops and yet he's afraid of some person named Grandma Erina yelling at him?
—Smokey Brown, Chapter 45: Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 1

Smokey Brown (スモーキー・ブラウン, Sumōkī Buraun) is a tertiary ally featured in the second part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Battle Tendency.

Introduced as an oppressed New York pickpocket, he is rescued by Joseph Joestar and becomes a friend of the Joestar Family. As a result, he becomes a spectator for Joseph's encounters with Straizo and Kars.


Smokey is a teenage African-American boy of medium build and below average height. He commonly wears a newsboy cap and a shirt jacket on top of a t-shirt. He has short dark curly hair and a braided rattail.

He also wears a necklace with multiple metallic squares chained together, although it is replaced with a bowtie in his first appearance in the anime.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
(Blue-gray coat, light gray shirt and necklace, salmon belt, dark gray pants.)
First Outfit
(Mint green hat, white dress shirt, mustard yellow coat with burgundy trim, burgundy bow tie, blue jeans, light gray sneakers)
Second Outfit
(Dark blue hat, bronze and dark red necklace, dark blue shirt, light red coat, blue jeans, black shoes)


Smokey is friendly and mild-mannered. He is often shocked by the fantastic, horrific situations that surround his friend Joseph Joestar. Smokey operated as a thief and looked down on Joseph at first since he was easy picking, and he was also fearful of the New York's police. Smokey was also driven enough to work towards becoming mayor of his native town in Georgia.


Battle Tendency

Smokey first appears stealing Joseph Joestar's wallet. Immediately, he is accosted by a pair of New York policemen, who beat and attempt to extort him. To his surprise, he is saved by Joseph, who makes use of his Ripple in disabling the policemen.[2]

He is later invited to accompany Joseph and Erina to a restaurant, though he is surprised when Joseph expresses timidity towards his grandma despite having effortlessly taken care of two burly policemen. At the restaurant, Smokey is verbally discriminated by a mafia grunt due to his ethnicity but is avenged after Joseph quickly subdues the man. He is later seen that night conversing with Joseph about bra sizes in a cafe before being interrupted by Straizo.

Smokey and Joseph running away from Straizo

Smokey subsequently takes a background role, expressing shock and surprise at Joseph's antics and the supernatural elements of their adventure.

At Joseph's battle with Kars, Smokey reappears alongside Speedwagon as a spectator. Upon asking Speedwagon, he is informed of the history of Lisa Lisa and George Joestar II.[3] When Kars transforms into the Ultimate Thing and pursues Joseph, Smokey tries to tell Joseph that Lisa Lisa is his mother but fails.[4]

He is seen at Joseph's funeral and, like the others, is surprised to see Joseph alive.

After his adventures with Joseph, Smokey saves enough money for college, where he studied political science. He would later become the first African-American mayor of his home town in the state of Georgia.[1]

The information below derives from the first season of the TV anime which was not written by Araki. As such, it may not be considered canon.

In 1950, he was among the beloved family gathered around the deathbed of Erina Joestar, reverently paying his final respects to the woman who gave him a new life.

New York's mayor

Stardust Crusaders

The information below derives from the Stardust Crusaders TV anime which was not written by Araki. As such, it may not be considered canon.

During the events of the High Priestess story arc, a flyer for a charity peace concert that Suzi Q is attending displays a picture of Smokey, now mayor of New York City, as a sponsor of the event.[5]

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