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 minor ally featured in the 2nd part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Battle Tendency.

He is an ordinary petty thief hailing from New York whose newfound friendship with Joseph Joestar places him at the spectator's seat of the battle against the Pillar Men.

Appearance

Smokey is a teenage African-American boy of below average height and medium build. He commonly wears a newsboy cap. His hair is short, save for a braided rat tail.

Personality

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.

History

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 (comparable to the way in which Dario Brando was bailed out of jail by George Joestar I in Phantom Blood).

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 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. When Kars transforms into the Ultimate Lifeform and pursues Joseph, Smokey tries to tell Joseph that Lisa Lisa is his mother but fails.

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.

(The information below derives from the TV Anime. As such, it may or 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.

Stardust Crusaders

(The information below derives from the TV Anime. As such, it may or 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.

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References

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  3. Chapter 113: The Man Who Came Across the Atlantic Ocean

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