Survivor (サバイバー Sabaibā) is the Stand granted to Guccio by Whitesnake, featured in the sixth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stone Ocean. It appears as a group of small Stands that travel through water and increase the aggressivity of anyone touched by them.
Survivor appears as a multitude of small round and flat creatures equipped with two eyes, a small mouth, and a multitude of tentacles sprouting from the main body which form a ring around it.
Survivor is an automatic and thus uncontrollable Stand which, unlike most Stands, simply creates general chaos by manipulating people around it. It crawls along the ground like a jellyfish, and approaches its targets without being detected. It doesn't have any real use besides causing mayhem somewhere in the hopes that its intended victims die.
Survivor dramatically exacerbates the aggressiveness of those under its spell.
Described by DIO as the "weakest" Stand, Survivor travels across wet surfaces and stimulates the human limbic system with a tiny electric potential of 0.07 Volts and an otherwise negligible current, which is stated to increase an individual's anger or fighting spirit. Any feeling of aggressiveness will be greatly multiplied to the point those affected by Survivor will fight each other with reckless abandon. For instance, Sonny Likir, a prison guard punched his comrade so hard he not only tore away part of Westwood's flesh, but also exposed his knuckles due to the severity of the punch. Afterward, the victims may even actively seek confrontation regardless of the consequence, such as a prison guard releasing all the prisoners of the isolation ward to fight them. Since Guccio's own ability to make other people fight matches his Stand, he remains unaffected by it.
Survivor indirectly increases the fighting prowess of its victims, as they ignore pain and fear, and are focused on fighting and hurting their opponents, making them capable of otherwise inhuman feats and able to simply counterattack as they are attacked. Additionally, those under the influence of Survivor are granted the ability to visualize the muscles of the enemy, seeing the strong points as shining stars, while weak points are blackened.
Survivor has a separate history to that of its known User, Guccio.
In 1982, in the Lorraine region of France, a group of six people went on a hiking trip in the mountains and had gotten lost. All six were eventually found dead, their bodies showing signs of intense struggle amongst themselves. After looking into the matter, DIO discovered that the night before their deaths, the hikers had stayed in a mountain lodge and quarreled with its owner over his body odor. As a result of his anger, the lodge's owner's Stand ability was triggered, causing the hikers to massacre each other the next morning.
Chapters / Episodes
- Araki recounts that the presence of numerous Stands in Part 6 that attack psychologically, such as Survivor, was because he was writing a prison story.