Spice Girl (スパイス・ガール Supaisu Gāru) is the Stand of Trish Una, featured in the fifth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Vento Aureo.
It is a feminine-looking humanoid Stand with the power to soften any object, giving them elastic properties.
Spice Girl is a humanoid Stand of a feminine figure, resembling Trish in its proportions. Its design is notably based off of a cat.
It has several mathematical signs on its body: two plus signs rest on its shoulders, two on its elbows and one on its forehead, followed by a division sign on its brow and a multiplication sign on its crown. It has these because Araki thought it would be interesting to incorporate arithmetic symbols into its design. Its face is without a nose and has black streaks running vertically across its eyes. In some panels, it is drawn with irises, but in the majority of its appearances in the manga (and in all its depictions in other media such as video games and figurines), it lacks them.
Spice Girl wears a holed slip dress with a square pattern sewn onto it with various metallic pieces dangling on the front and back of the dress's bottom; it also wears matching high-heel shoes.
When first hinted at, and during its full reveal, a deep handprint with sharp nails appears on the surface under Trish's hands.
A rare feature among Stands, Spice Girl is fully sentient and has a mind separate from Trish's. It primarily speaks in keigo.
Spice Girl is collected under pressure and openly analyzes the situation to help advise Trish. It considers hesitation to lead to weakness and inversely, praises the value of one's determination, the reverse of hesitation.
In battle, Spice Girl is merciless and was shown to very crudely insult Notorious B.I.G as it thrusts a pipe into it.
Trish first becomes aware of Spice Girl's existence due to the Stand actually speaking to her when it was panicking over what to do about Notorious B.I.G, but Spice Girl claims that it's been on Trish's side ever since it was a little girl. In its first appearance, Spice Girl takes the role of Trish's mentor and constantly advises her, but also pushes her to be braver. After Trish stands for herself, Spice Girl becomes more passive.
It also openly acknowledges Giorno Giovanna's role in influencing Trish's spirit into maturing, referring to him as a mysterious individual.
Its battle/Stand cry is "WANNABEEE~" (in reference to the Spice Girls' debut single).
Spice Girl is a close-range Stand with considerable strength. It was able to use a pipe to stab and section Notorious B.I.G into pieces in an attempt to destroy it and could break off the front of a plane by rapidly punching the walls and roof of the cabin. Moreover, its softening power enables it to take advantage of Trish's surroundings easily.
With Trish's bold and ingenious command, Spice Girl proves to be a valuable addition to Team Bucciarati.
Spice Girl is able to soften any material it strikes.
When Spice Girl hits something with its fists, it can soften said object into a rubber-like consistency. Any material, even metal or rock, will be softened into the same state. Said objects gain consistency and elasticity akin to rubber or putty, unable to be crushed even by a strong Stand like Notorious B.I.G or be punctured by any force including sharp objects and thus making said object actually many times more resilient. It can even soften moving objects like bullets, causing projectiles to merely flatten upon contact. Not only that, moving objects that are softened retain their kinetic energy when returned to normal, allowing Trish to unleash surprise attacks using projectiles that were thought to be neutralized.
Because of the elasticity, the object accumulates energy when deformed and, when allowed to return to normal can create a sudden, violent backlash.
The softness can persist even if contact between Spice Girl and the object is broken. It may also freely undo its power when needed.
Chapters / Episodes
- Chapter 499: The Grateful Dead, Part 12 (Glimpse)
- Chapter 537: Notorious B.I.G, Part 5
- Chapter 538: Notorious B.I.G, Part 6
- Chapter 539: Spice Girl, Part 1
- Chapter 540: Spice Girl, Part 2
- Chapter 575: The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 4
- Chapter 581: Diavolo Surfaces, Part 2
- Chapter 582: Diavolo Surfaces, Part 3
- Chapter 583: Diavolo Surfaces, Part 4
- Chapter 584: Diavolo Surfaces, Part 5
- GW Episode 16: The Grateful Dead, Part 2 (Glimpse)
- GW Episode 17: Baby Face (Mentioned only)
- GW Episode 25: Spice Girl (1st full appearance)
- GW Episode 28.5: destino
- GW Episode 35: The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 2
- GW Episode 36: Diavolo Surfaces
- GW Episode 37: King of Kings
- “You have already made up your mind! You have already chosen to protect Giorno's left hand! Hesitation leads to weakness. Now... please, give me your orders.”
- “I have always been here. I have always been here by your side, ever since you were a little girl.”
- “What is important is the powerful determination that has driven away your hesitation and led you to take the brooch! You have grown stronger! In spirit, and as an individual as well! And now, you are able to soften any object in the world! That which is soft is more unbreakable than any diamond!”
- “Without speed... but! With as much force as a vise! It's time to slice this piece of shit up and kill it for good!”
- “Go the fuck to hell already, you son of a bitch! You don't belong in this world!”
- “"Where did I go?" Trish, please... Don't ask me that anymore. I will always be with you. You are me. I move under your commands, and fight according to your will!”
Puzzle & Dragons (Android/iOS)
Spice Girl was obtainable for a limited time as an assist in the mobile game Puzzle & Dragons.
- The clock softened by Spice Girl in Chapter 538 might be a reference to The Persistence of Memory, a well-known painting featuring melting clocks by Salvador Dalí.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 JOJOVELLER: Araki's Stand Commentaries - Spice Girl
- ↑ Chapter 499: The Grateful Dead, Part 12
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Chapter 537: Notorious B.I.G, Part 5
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 JOJOVELLER: STANDS, p.155
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Chapter 538: Notorious B.I.G, Part 6
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Chapter 539: Spice Girl, Part 1
- ↑ Volume 58, in-between Stand Stats after Chapter 538: Notorious B.I.G, Part 6