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As expected from Dio! He casually does things that we can't do! I've got shivers! I admire him!
—Cabbage, Chapter 4: Dio Brando the Invader, Part 3

Cabbage (キャベッジ, Kyabejji) and Stark (スターク, Sutāku) are tertiary antagonists featured in the first part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Phantom Blood.

They are bullies who harass Erina Pendleton and Jonathan Joestar. They also admire Dio Brando and become his followers.

Appearance

Cabbage is a tall boy with a muscular build. He has a thin face with a square jaw, thick eyebrows, and short dark curly hair. He initially wears a dark long-sleeve button-up jacket and baggy pants with a belt over his jacket. He also has a flat cap and a neckerchief. When he reappears later, Cabbage wears a long-sleeve shirt with suspenders on top, along with a tie. His hat is replaced with a fedora. In the anime, he only wears this second outfit and he has light-colored hair instead.

Stark is shorter than Cabbage and has a plump build with short dark curly hair. He has a chubby face with a wide nose. His outfit consists of a light short-sleeve button-up shirt tucked into his pants with a belt. He also wears a flat cap. When he reappears later, Stark wears a buttoned vest on top of a light long-sleeve shirt, paired with a bow tie. In the anime, he only wears this second outfit.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
Skin(Fair)
Hair(Dark brown/black)
Eyes(Light pink)
First Outfit
(Olive green flat cap, olive green jacket, gray green neckerchief, grayish yellow undershirt, copper shoes)
Second Outfit
(Black and dark blue fedora, pink shirt, black suspenders)
Skin(Fair)
Hair(Olive green)
Eyes(Teal)
Hat(Brown with black stripe)
Outfit
(Light blue shirt, pink tie, black suspenders, dark green pants, white sock with black stripes, dark brown shoes)
Skin(Fair)
Hair(Blond)
Eyes(Sea green)
Outfit
(Brown cap, olive green jacket, dark pink neckerchief, dark green pants, dark brown shoes, dark pink shoelaces)

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
Skin(Fair, later tan)
Hair(Black)
Eyes(Grayish red)
First Outfit
(Yellow brown cap, yellow shirt, brown pants, dark brown shoes)
Second Outfit
(Sea green cap, light brown vest, white shirt, light purple pants)
Skin(Pale)
Hair(Dark brown)
Eyes(Dark brown)
Outfit
(Blue cap, pink vest, light cyan shirt, green bow tie, light brown pants)
Skin(Fair)
Hair(Black)
Eyes(Dark teal)
Outfit
(Orange brown cap, light yellow shirt, orange brown pants)

Personality

Cabbage and Stark are cruel and aggressive bullies who pick on others, finding pleasure in the distress of their victims. They enjoy seeing Erina cry, laughing and cheering amongst themselves while mocking her. Their motives for harassing Erina and Jonathan are simply because the two are from wealthy families. Cabbage hates rich people, but admits that he has no particular reason as to why.[1] Cabbage and Stark's resentment for the rich leads them to admire Dio Brando, showing that they are inclined to follow a leader who is stronger and more assertive than them.[2]

Wanting to be like Dio

They lack empathy and display a pack mentality, ganging up on a single individual and using their numerical advantage to bully and overpower their target. They are also perverse, wanting to strip Erina's doll to see what it looks like under the dress.[1] Additionally, they are thrilled to see Dio assault Erina with a forced kiss, wishing they could be like him.[2]

Cabbage states that he hates guys who try to look cool in front of girls. Stark doesn't speak much aside from pointing out that Jonathan is a pushover, but he follows whatever Cabbage does.[1]

History

Phantom Blood (1889)

Stealing Erina's doll

Cabbage and Stark are a pair of young teenagers who bully Erina Pendleton, with one of them stealing her doll. Cabbage wonders if Erina got it from her father, who he refers to as a quack doctor. When they're about to rip off the clothes from the doll, Jonathan Joestar intervenes, headbutting Cabbage and repeatedly punching his stomach. Cabbage withstands the blows and knocks Jonathan to the ground by slamming his fists on the boy's back. As Cabbage and Stark mock him for getting beaten while trying to help her, they recognize Jonathan as George Joestar's son. Cabbage declares that he hates rich people, and the two of them proceed to beat up Jonathan by kicking him on the ground before walking off.[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.

Cabbage and Stark watch Jonathan and Dio Brando's boxing match alongside a group of other teenagers. Impressed over Dio's victory, Cabbage asks Dio how he managed to do that. Dio claims that it's a new defensive boxing technique and that he'll teach it to all of them.[3]


Concludes non-canon section.

Together with Dio

The two later appear as associates of Dio and witness him forcefully kissing Erina.[4] Cabbage expresses his admiration for Dio's bold move. He also thinks that Erina is crazy, seeing her wash her mouth with muddy water rather than using water from the nearby river. Insulted, Dio pushes them away and slaps Erina, which surprises the pair. They leave together with Dio afterwards.

Some time later, Cabbage, Stark, and two more of their friends greet Jonathan by pelting rocks at him, laughing at his expense and informing him what Dio did to Erina. Angered by this revelation, Jonathan runs back to the manor to confront Dio.[2]

Chapters / Episodes

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Chapters in order of appearance
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Episodes in order of appearance
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Episodes in order of appearance

Quotes

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  • Hey Erina, did you have your rich quack doctor of a daddy buy you this doll?!
    —Cabbage, Chapter 1: Prologue
  • How 'bout we rip off her clothes? Then we can see how much it looks like the real thing!
    —Cabbage, Chapter 1: Prologue
  • I hate guys who try to look cool in front of girls! I'm gonna kick your ass!
    —Cabbage, Chapter 1: Prologue
  • Wow, what a wimp!
    —Stark, Chapter 1: Prologue
  • I hate rich people! I don't have a reason to, but I hate them! If you're a Joestar, then that's reason enough to beat you to a pulp!
    —Cabbage, Chapter 1: Prologue
  • As expected from Dio! He casually does things that we can't do! I've got shivers! I admire him! (さすがディオ! おれたちにできない事を平然とやってのけるッ! そこにシビれる!あこがれるゥ!)
    —Cabbage, Chapter 4: Dio Brando the Invader, Part 3

Video Games

Phantom Blood (PS2)

Main article: Phantom Blood (PS2 Game) ★ Brats

The bullies appear as enemies in the first fight of the Phantom Blood PS2 game, facing off against a young Jonathan. In addition, they are playable for two fights in Extra Battle Mode.

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PS2 Brat B Render.png
Brats A & B
Commands
Name
Japanese
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Square.png
Rascal Combo
悪ガキコンボ
PS Triangle.png
Hammer Knuckle
ハンマーナックル
PS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Knee Kick
膝蹴り
PS Square.pngPS Square.pngPS Triangle.png
Roundhouse Kick
回し蹴り
Running PS Square.png
Battle Kick
ケンカキック
Running PS Triangle.png
Flying Kick
跳び蹴り
PS Circle.png
Evasive Roll
前転回避

Available Stages: Extra Battles 01, 02


Stardust Shooters (Android/iOS)

Main article: Stardust Shooters ★ Dio's Henchmen

Stark and Cabbage are playable characters in Stardust Shooters with one SSR unit.

Dio's Henchmen
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Unit Dio's Henchmen.png
Unit Frame SSR None.png
ディオの子分
Rarity:
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Class:
SS Class Black.pngSS Class Red.png
HP
10
ATK
10
Profile
Dio's henchmen. They're impressed by Dio's actions and admire him.
How to Obtain
  • Event Reward - Character Battle: Admiring Figures Edition (November 21, 2017)
Ability
Unit Ability Black.png
I've got shivers! I admire him!
The henchmen eagerly anticipate the actions of the unit equipped with this ability, experiencing both joy and worry!
Cost: 1
Unit Icon SP.png



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Trivia

  • Their names derive from the Phantom Blood musical. They were chosen by the screenwriter, Tsuneyasu Motoyoshi, and checked by Hirohiko Araki and Shueisha.[5]
  • Cabbage's quote, "I've got shivers! I admire him!" (そこにシビれる!あこがれるゥ!, Soko ni shibireru! Akogarerū!), became one of the most iconic quotes of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series in Japan.
    • Nisio Isin quotes the line in his novel Kubishime Romanticist, the second book of the Zaregoto series, which released in May 2002. It includes the full quote but replaces Dio's name with the nickname of the protagonist of the series, "Ikkun".[6]
    • In SNK's 2005 pachislot machine game Kyuji: The Sandlot Baseball, the commentator Marfy says the quote when the player hits the ball thrown by the opposing pitcher during the game's "Replay Time".[7][8]
    • The first commercial for the Phantom Blood PS2 game released on October 2, 2006 includes the quote near the end.[9]
    • Adventure Battle Card includes the quote on the J-160 card in Series 2. A booster pack box set released on July 20, 2007 uses the quote as the name of the pack.
    • In the Steins;Gate visual novel and fifth episode of the anime, Daru says the first part of the quote by saying he has shivers about the protagonist, Rintaro Okabe, but Kurisu Makise responds by saying "I don't admire him, though." (憧れないけどね, Akogarenaikedo ne).
    • According to Jonathan Joestar's voice actor, Kazuyuki Okitsu, that line took a lot of time to record during Episode 1 of the anime.[10]
    • While they were recording for the anime, the sound director, Yoshikazu Iwanami, told Cabbage's voice actor, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, "If you don't do this line properly, all of the fans will hate you."[11]
    • The Bandai Gashapon JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Soundrop Compact product released in October 2013 includes an "Onomatopoeia & Boys" version, which plays the quote from the anime when the button is pressed.
    • Episode 3 of the No-Rin anime which released on January 25, 2014 has two characters witness the character Kamatori Kei proudly wearing a ridiculous swimsuit. The characters resemble Cabbage and Stark in the scene, mimicking their poses while saying the quote, replacing Dio's name with Kei's.
    • In Chapter 378 of Hunter × Hunter released on March 19, 2018, the character Luini says the quote while spying on the characters Nobunaga, Phinks, and Feitan.
    • In the "Learning with Manga! Fate/Grand Order" special collaboration event commemoration broadcast, Nobunaga Shimazaki brought up this quote and Erina Pendleton's voice actress, Ayako Kawasumi, mentioned how she put pressure on Matsuoka while he was recording the line.[12]
    • The quote became a LINE sticker included in the Anime Anniversary pack on May 17, 2022.
    • Mamoru Miyano, the actor for Dio Brando in the Phantom Blood musical, stated that this is his favorite quote. In a press conference for the musical, he announced that they should all say the line together. However, the reporters were concentrating on taking pictures and didn't respond to his call. While the others on stage laughed, Miyano was disappointed as he was sure that everyone could have said it.[13][14]

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