Stardust Crusaders - Episode 3
DIO's Curse (DIOの呪縛, DIO no Jubaku) is the third episode of Stardust Crusaders and the twenty-ninth episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation. It covers most of Chapter 120 through half of Chapter 122 of the manga.
After Kakyoin is freed from DIO's influence, Jotaro's mother falls ill because of DIO's curse. The heroes manage to discover that DIO is hiding in Cairo and decide to travel there to defeat him once and for all.
According to Joseph, the flesh bud attached to Kakyoin's brain allowed DIO to force allegiance from him through charisma. Avdol recalls having almost falling victim to one back in Egypt where he met DIO, though was fortunate enough to escape. Despite the odds, Jotaro takes it upon himself to surgically remove the bud from Kakyoin's head, claiming that Star Platinum's sharp precision would give him an advantage. Jotaro successfully removes the bud after some effort, and Joseph finishes it off with his Ripple.
The next day, as Avdol walks to the kitchen, he comes across Holy's unconscious body slumped in front of the refrigerator. He discovers translucent rose vines growing from her backside and concludes it to be her Stand manifesting. However, due to Holy's kind nature, she lacked the willpower to manifest it properly and it was slowly killing her instead. Jotaro and Joseph arrive at the scene, where Joseph acts out in rage having his worst fears assured. Taking the initiative, Jotaro asks for a way to save her, but apparently the only way to do so was to kill DIO. Using a photo previously taken with Hermit Purple, Jotaro uses Star Platinum to identify a fly lingering in the darkness behind DIO. Avdol recognizes this fly and determines it to be of a certain species found only in the Aswan region of Egypt, thus leading them to assume DIO was in that location. Kakyoin appears and confirms their suspicions, stating that he had met DIO in that area on a family vacation.
In another location, DIO uses a power similar to Hermit Purple to take a photograph of the Joestar group. Joseph becomes cautious after sensing them being watched and tells Jotaro to stay alert for any trouble. The episode finishes with a small insect flying inside the group's plane...
In other languages
|The Curse of DIO
|La maldición de Dio
|A Maldição de Dio
|The Curse of Dio
|Le maléfice de Dio
|הקללה של דיו
|The Curse of Dio
|La maledizione di Dio