Star Platinum

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ORA ORA ORA ORA!
—Star Platinum's battle cry

Star Platinum (スタープラチナ(星の白金) Sutā Purachina) is the Stand of Jotaro Kujo, primarily featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders. It also appears in the fourth part, Diamond is Unbreakable, and the sixth part, Stone Ocean.

It is a humanoid Stand, characterized by its exceptional strength, speed, and precision. During the fight against DIO, it gains the ability to stop time. Its overwhelming power, coupled with Jotaro's stoic nature, make it one of the strongest Stands in the series.

Appearance

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Star Platinum is a humanoid Stand, resembling a tall, well-built man of similar proportions to Jotaro, if not more muscular. In colored art, its skin is often a hue between purple, blue, green, and small bits of gold. Its face and body have varying colors.

It has long, flowing hair with a darker shade above its eyes and on the bridge of its nose, blurring the distinction between its hair and head. The spaces under its eyes and on its cheeks and chin are a darker color and divided clearly from the space around its nose and mouth. It wears a cap on its chin, and a metallic headband in three pieces, the central piece of which is shaped as a vertical ellipse. Initially, its facial features were very similar to Jotaro's.

A wavy line runs from each arm to the front of its torso, continuing down its legs. It has a minimal range of clothing and armor, including a short, circular scarf, shoulder pads with a spiral design, long gloves with studs on the back, knee and elbow guards, a loincloth, and short boots (which became knee-length as of Part 6).

Star Platinum was designed to look like a guardian spirit. Its shoulder pads resemble the ones worn in Fist of the North Star. The spiral patterns symbolize the Ripple and the concept of infinity.[1]

In the anime adaptation of Part 4, all of Star Platinum's clothing, such as its red scarf and black gloves, become white, reflecting Jotaro's own transition from black to white apparel. Its darker purple highlights, such as those under its eyes, also become a cyan color.

Color Schemes

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

Skin
(Purple and indigo, with a gray jaw, cheeks, and ears.)
Body stripes (White)
Hair (Dark purple with purple highlights.)
Eyes (Yellow)
Outfit
(Golden armor and crown, yellow scarf, dark purple gloves, wrappings, and boots, white loincloth.)

Skin (Gray and purple)
Body stripes (Purple)
Hair (Black)
Eyes (Black)
Outfit
(Golden armor and crown, gray gloves and elbowpads, purple scarf, wrappings, and loincloth.)

Skin
(Light blue and blue, with a purple and black chest)
Body stripes (Salmon)
Hair (Black with green highlights)
Eyes (Crimson)
Outfit
(Golden armor, ears, chinpeice, and crown with a magenta jewel, brown gloves and wrappings, white scarf and loincloth.)

Skin
(Light Green and teal, with a green jaw and cheeks.)
Body stripes (Yellow)
Hair (Greenish-Black)
Eyes (Light Green)
Outfit
(Golden armor and crown, yellow scarf, black gloves, wrappings, and boots.)

Skin (Green, with a yellow jaw and cheeks)
Body stripes (Yellow)
Hair (Black)
Eyes (Gold)
Outfit
(Golden armor and crown, yellow scarf, lavender gloves, wrappings, and boots, white loincloth.)

Skin
(Purple, with a dark purple jaw and cheeks.)
Body stripes (Yellow)
Hair (Black)
Eyes (Cyan)
Outfit
(Golden armor and crown with a silver jewel, red scarf, black gloves, wrappings, and boots with yellow stripes, white loincloth and kneepads.)

Skin (Periwinkle)
Body stripes (Tan)
Hair (Black)
Eyes (Green)
Outfit
(Golden armor and crown, red-orange scarf, dark green gloves, wrappings, and boots, white loincloth and kneepads.)

Skin (Cyan and lavender)
Body stripes (Yellow)
Hair (Black)
Eyes (Cyan)
Outfit
(Golden armor, chinpiece, and crown with a silver jewel, white scarf, gloves, wrappings, loincloth, and boots.)

Personality

The Star

Despite not having a consciousness of its own, Jotaro has described Star Platinum as very violent. It is silent, except when it throws punches, during which it cries "ORAORAORA!" loudly and repeatedly. With a relatively human face, it may show hints of emotion by scowling and smilng.

Star Platinum does demonstrate a sense of self-preservation, as seen when it halts a bullet Jotaro experimentally shoots at his own head,[2] protects an incapacitated Jotaro from DIO's attacks during Time Stop, and revives him from near-death by directly pumping his heart[3] (however, considering Star Platinum's pioneering role in the series, this capacity may speak primarily to the metaphysical or subconscious qualities of Stand users).

In the original manga, Star Platinum, early on, is seen with a wide, disconcerting smile. Later on, Star Platinum gains Jotaro's stoic visage, with its future grins only serving to warn the unlucky target of Jotaro's rage that they are about to experience an unimaginable amount of pain.

Star Platinum is named after the 17th Tarot Card, The Star, which symbolizes optimism, discernment, and hope.

Abilities

Star Platinum can bend steel with its bare hands

Star Platinum is a Close-Range Stand, with a basic reach of only 2 meters from Jotaro's body, but with incredible strength, speed, and precision.

It is one of the most powerful Stands featured in the series. Its overwhelming physical prowess in every basic characteristic, save for range, coupled with Jotaro's own cleverness in combat, allows Jotaro to repeatedly prevail against many Stand users even without the usage of any special power. In addition, Jotaro's discovery of its true ability only made it all the more formidable in combat.

  • Super Strength: Star Platinum possesses immense strength, being able to throw a Jeep carrying four men and a girl out of the path of an 18-wheeler with one hand, later pulling the same Jeep out of a canyon with only a car as a counter-weight,[4] and destroy large artificial diamonds within seconds.[5]
  • Super Speed: Star Platinum boasts phenomenal speed. It was able to intercept a bullet fired from point-blank range,[2] briefly contended with Silver Chariot (whilst it was using Anubis),[6] and is stated to exceed the speed of light.[7]
  • Precision: Star Platinum is incredibly precise; it can surgically remove an object embedded in a person's skull without ill effect, catch both a bullet and a minuscule Stand like Lovers between his thumb and forefinger in midair, and create a near photo-realistic drawing of a small Egyptian fly from a dark, blurry photo.[8]
  • Enhanced Eyesight: Star Platinum utilizes eagle-like eyesight throughout Stardust Crusaders. Jotaro has used Star Platinum's eyes to see four kilometers across a desert,[9] as well as identify meaningful details, such as a specific type of fly in high-resolution images.[10] It can also follow a card shuffle performed by a professional gambler, subsequently recounting the entire new order of the deck.
  • Enhanced Breath: Star Platinum inhales with superhuman power, capable of sucking in the entire fog Stand Justice and holding it long enough for its user to suffocate.[11]
  • Ora Ora Rush (突きの連打(オラオララッシュ) Ora Ora Rasshu, lit. "Barrage of Strikes"): Star Platinum's primary method of attack. It throws an extremely fast but precise barrage of powerful punches to pulverize an opponent or destroy objects.[12]
  • Star Finger (流星指刺(スターフィンガー) Sutā Fingā, lit. "Meteor Finger Thorn"): Star Platinum can forcibly extend its middle and index fingers to a length of one or two meters, allowing it to perform sneak attacks and stab opponents from afar.[13] The technique's frequency of usage decreased as the battles intensified.[1]

Star Platinum: The World

During the final battle with DIO in Stardust Crusaders, Star Platinum awakens the ability to stop time. The technique is referred to by Jotaro as Star Platinum: The World (スタープラチナ ザ・ワールド Sutā Purachina Za Wārudo), named after the late antagonist's Stand, The World.

Time Stop

Star Platinum: The World stops time

When activated, Star Platinum is able to halt the flow of time for a brief moment, causing everything around him to appear frozen in place. During this time-lapse, Jotaro is able to interact with any object or person within his range. Measures of time during Time Stop correspond to normal measures, as shown by Jotaro's unwilling reduction in the duration of Time Stop affected by Made in Heaven. He is unable to use the ability consecutively, requiring a few seconds in between each usage.[14]

Prime 5 seconds
Part 4 0.5 to 2 seconds
Start of Part 6 2 seconds[15]
End of Part 6 5 seconds

In Jotaro's prime, the ability could last up to 5 seconds,[16] but decreased over time due to lack of combat[1]. Ten years after its initial use, Jotaro is only able to stop time for half a second, but eventually extends it to 1-2 seconds throughout the later half of Diamond is Unbreakable.[17][18]

In Stone Ocean, particularly during The Visitor story arc, Jotaro is still seemingly only able to stop time for up to two seconds, though the validity of this is questionable, as it was only mentioned within Jolyne's illusion created by Whitesnake's "Melt your heart" ability. During the final confrontation at Cape Canaveral, the Stand is able to stop time for up to 5 seconds.[19]

Star Platinum Over Heaven

The information below derives from a source not written by Araki. As such, it may or may not be considered canon.
SPOILER WARNING: Part / Game Spoiler details may follow.

In the story mode of the game Eyes of Heaven, Jotaro eventually comes face to face with Heaven Ascension DIO, the game's final boss. As their fight went on, Star Platinum and The World's same-type aspect came into play once more, enabling Star Platinum to learn The World Over Heaven's signature ability: Overwrite Reality.

This grants Star Platinum the same potentially limitless ability to rewrite time and reality itself, the only true limitation being that it requires the use of its hands to do so. Despite these changes, Star Platinum does not gain an appearance change, unlike The World Over Heaven.

As a result of its powers, all of the anomalies disappeared after the death of Heaven Ascension DIO. The world reverted back to normal and Jotaro lost Star Platinum Over Heaven.[20]

Chapters / Episodes

Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance

Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Gallery

Trivia

  • Star Platinum is one the most portrayed Stands in the series, appearing in over 351 panels. Only beaten in by Silver Chariot (367 panels) and Sex Pistols (385 panels). This is not including its appearance in Stone Ocean.[21]
  • Star Platinum only uses Star Finger twice in the manga, once against Dark Blue Moon, and once against Forever. However, in the anime, it uses it a third time against Polnareff wielding Anubis.[22]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 JOJOVELLER: Araki's Stand Commentaries - Star Platinum
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chapter 114: Jotaro Kujo (1)
  3. Chapter 257-265: DIO's World story arc
  4. Chapter 150-153: Wheel of Fortune story arc
  5. Chapter 182: High Priestess (4)
  6. Chapter 197: God Anubis (5)
  7. Chapter 613: The Visitor (9)
  8. Chapter 121: The Power Called a "Stand"
  9. Chapter 187: 'The Fool' Iggy and 'Geb' N'Doul (5)
  10. Chapter 121: The Power of a 'Stand'
  11. Chapter 159: Justice (6)
  12. JoJo6251
  13. Chapter 129: Dark Blue Moon (3)
  14. SO Chapter 152: Made in Heaven, Part 4
  15. (Note:The validity of this is unclear, as it was only mentioned within Whitesnake's "Melt your heart" ability.)
  16. SO Chapter 150: Made in Heaven, Part 2
  17. Chapter 267: Jotaro Kujo! Meets Josuke Higashikata, Part 2
  18. Chapter 328: Let's Go Hunting!, Part 4
  19. SO Chapter 148: C-Moon, Part 8
  20. Eyes of Heaven Glossary
  21. JOJO A-GO!GO!: STANDS, p.50
  22. SC Episode 29: 'Anubis', Part 2

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