Telence T. D'Arby

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Good day, master Joestar. We've been expecting you. I am the butler of this house. (ようこそ、ジョースター様。お待ちしておりました。わたしはこの館の執事です。, Yōkoso, Jōsutā-sama. Omachi shite orimashita. Watashi wa kono yakata no shitsuji desu.)
—Telence T. D'Arby, Chapter 227: D'Arby the Player, Part 1

Telence T. D'Arby (テレンス・T・ダービー, Terensu Tī Dābī) is a tertiary antagonist featured in the third part of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Stardust Crusaders, specifically the "D'Arby the Player" story arc.

Telence is Daniel J. D'Arby's little brother. Residing in DIO's Mansion in Cairo and acting as DIO's butler, he isolates and challenges Jotaro, Joseph and Kakyoin when the Joestar Group enters the mansion and forces them into waging their souls against him in various video game challenges.

Telence's Stand, Atum of the Egypt 9 Glory Gods, allows him to read minds and steal the souls of those who recognize defeat against him.


Darby Gamer Appearance.png

Telence wears a head wrap and a pair of earrings shaped into the letters T and D. He has beehive hair that is segmented and protrudes upwards. He wears a bluish vest over a black shirt with a double layered heart symbol in the chest area.

He has parallel bars tattooed on his nose, chin, and forehead (similar to the markings on his brother's cheeks).

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.
Skin(Fair, sky blue face tattoos)
Eyes(Steel Blue)
(Baby Blue suit with purple trim, black turtleneck with purple/pink heart, and light brown shoes)
(Light gray suit, dark blue turtleneck with purple heart)
Skin(Fair, purple face tattoos)
Outfit(Lavender suit with black turtleneck)
Skin(Fair, gray face tattoos)
(White suit with purple trim, black turtleneck with light purple/purple heart, and brown shoes)


D'Arby loves to imprison souls into dolls

As a butler, Telence is a mannerly individual. However, his demeanor is a facade for his twisted and arrogant personality.

Due to his occupation, Telence is rather polite and affable, keeping his calm even in the face of provocations and comes to greet and confront the Joestar Group when they enter DIO's Mansion.

Although Telence may seem calm and collected, he once savagely beat his older brother for hitting on his girlfriend and can be angered to the point where he becomes greatly stressed and appears to look older than his age. He feels superior to his older brother because of this precognitive ability, but, as noted by Jotaro and Joseph, lacks the shrewd and clever mentality that his older brother developed as a gambler.[5][6] Telence's twisted personality is also laid bare when he shows his collection of puppets in which he's infused the souls of his victims, playing with them and exhibiting them whenever he can. Unlike his brother who keeps the souls dormant, Telence's imprisoned souls are aware of their status.[2]

Telence is a very intelligent man and is especially proficient at video games: He defeated the likes of Noriaki Kakyoin and Tatsuhiko, a child genius with an IQ of 190, even without the use of his Stand's ability to read minds.

His familiarity with his Stand's powers suggest that he asks only Yes/No questions on a regular basis, knowing what his opponent will do, but not which move they will make. This is further supported by his asking a non-Yes/No question in his anger, only to be met without a response and his realization that the question must be a Yes/No one.

Telence also has an attachment to the number 15 when picking numbers in his games, as his birthday was on January 5.



Main article: Atum

Atum is the Stand of Telence T. D'Arby. It is capable of stealing the soul of anyone who recognizes defeat against him like Osiris, and has the ability to read minds in the form of seeing souls answering yes or no questions automatically.

Atum (アトゥム神)Link to this section
Soul Stealing and Soul Reading


Telence is incredibly skilled at video games. He repeatedly challenges people in video games, notably Noriaki Kakyoin, and continuously prevails.



Telence T. D'Arby was born on January 5, 1968. He grew up alongside his brother Daniel J. D'Arby.

With his talent at video games and the use of his Stand Atum, Telence had an even easier time stealing the souls of his opponents. Moreover, he claims that his older brother Daniel had never beaten him at any game. Thanks to Atum, Telence could indulge in his hobby of infusing people into puppets, building over time a small collection of victims.

At some point in time, Telence would brutally beat Daniel for trying to hit on his girlfriend.

After DIO came back from the bottom of the ocean, Telence met him at one point and entered into his service.

Stardust Crusaders

Telence welcomes the heroes

As the Joestar Group opens the front door of DIO's Mansion, Telence comes out of the shadows to greet them. Polnareff summons Silver Chariot, but the man then throws a card to interrupt his attack, finishing his formal greeting. Telence presents himself and reveals that he is the younger brother of Daniel J. D'Arby. However, he reassures his guests that he bears no ill will for his brother's defeat, explaining his superiority to Daniel. Telence openly brings out his Stand Atum, and when Jotaro comes out and summons Star Platinum, Telence perfectly guesses Star Platinum's incoming attack and evades it. Grabbing its arm as a dark hole appears on the floor, Atum drags Jotaro with it into the hole, followed suit by Joseph and Kakyoin. Telence brings the heroes to an island with a drawer, some TV sets and a game console and tells them that they won't be able to proceed until they defeat him. When Joseph points out that it is a three-against-one fight, D'Arby then shows his collections of dolls infused with the souls of his victims as testament of his strength, and incidentally showing his twisted soul. Indeed, Telence can also steal the soul of anyone who loses to him in a game. Moreover, D'Arby already has his grip on part of Jotaro's soul due to having guessed Jotaro's next blow earlier. Thus, the group is forced to play games with D'Arby to defeat him.

Telence plays video games with the heroes

D'Arby requests that Kakyoin is the first to challenge him to a video game of his choosing, to which he agrees as he himself is quite talented at them. Thus, Kakyoin chooses F-Mega, a racing game. On the starting line, Kakyoin forgets to mash the acceleration button that gives the cars a boost. D'Arby is now slightly ahead and is confident that he will keep his advantage but Kakyoin purposefully spins his car and crashes it against Telence's, making things even; still, Kakyoin is at a slight disadvantage. At the sixth corner of the race track, both players expect to enter a shortcut tunnel, but the tunnel is only large enough to fit one car. Due to his spinning, Kakyoin's car has less energy and is pushed aside by Telence's but he then expertly makes his car drive on the wall of the tunnel. The cars enter the shortcut's most dangerous area where they cannot see the car yet must avoid the mines and a cannon. At the exit of the tunnel, D'Arby's car is still ahead of Kakyoin's car and the butler declares his victory. Determined to win, Kakyoin exploits the fact that D'Arby has now less energy on his car to spin and make it fly out off the tracks while he lands safely. Kakyoin has accomplished his plan, but D'Arby was prepared: he purposefully let himself get knocked aside to gain an insurmountable advantage for the race. At the revelation, Kakyoin subconsciously recognizes defeat and Atum steals his soul. D'Arby adds Kakyoin to his collection and explains that should he die, Kakyoin will die for good, forcing Jotaro and Joseph to keep playing.

Telence plays against Jotaro

Immediately afterward, Telence is challenged by Jotaro, who challenges him at the baseball game Oh! That's A Baseball!. Initially, Telence makes use of his superior experience to pitch for Jotaro's batter's cold zones, but is surprised when Jotaro claims that he has "memorized how to hit" and scores a home run right after, along with a few more after that. This forces Telence to recognize Star Platinum's incredible precision and to counter that with his Stand's precognitive abilities.

Telence responds to this by hinting at the true nature of his Stand's powers and follows up by claiming his next pitch is a forkball. Atum, however, reads Jotaro's response and Telence changes his pitch to a fastball. This causes Jotaro's batter to hit a pop fly, and D'Arby's player manages to catch it, causing Jotaro's third out and the players to change sides. D'Arby claims his next hit will be a home run and demonstrates this by responding to Jotaro's pitch directly at his player and hitting a home run and repeating the process twice more.

Jotaro then removes his hat and calls his pitch, and D'Arby answers, though is promptly surprised when Jotaro manages to force his batter out with a pitch that was contrary to both his call and his soul's confirmation of the pitch. D'Arby, using Atum, manages to figure out that Jotaro was cheating and, because he is unable to figure out how he is cheating and Jotaro quoted his brother's line as justification for his continued participation in the game, loses his temper and attempts to figure out Jotaro's trick, but is unable to and the sides change as a result. D'Arby finally blows a fuse and knocks Jotaro's cap off, checks his console, and questions him repeatedly on how he was cheating, but is still unable to figure out the reason. D'Arby makes one final pitch, but Jotaro scores another home run, causing D'Arby's soul to admit defeat and Kakyoin's soul to be released.

Telence pummeled by Star Platinum

Telence immediately tries to cover up his defeat but is promptly proven wrong by Jotaro reiterating the ability of his Stand. He then turns his head and notices that one of the controllers has Hermit Purple wrapped around it, causing him to realize that the one playing against him was not Jotaro, but rather Joseph Joestar. When both Joestars turn around to finish him, Telence asks if he could be spared but is sharply countered when Jotaro asks him to find the answer by reading his soul, which, much to his horror, answers "no". Jotaro then presents Telence with the dilemma of guessing which fist he will hit him with. Telence asks if it is the "left", and then the "right", before finding out that the answer is "both". Telence finally asks if it is Jotaro's signature attack "ORA ORA ORA!" before receiving his answer directly in the form of a Star Platinum barrage and being blown straight through the false sky created by Kenny G.[8]

Later DIO, who kept Telence at his side because he liked his ability, comments that Telence will never understand why he lost because he was not willing to die for him as Vanilla Ice was.

Chapters / Episodes

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Quote.png Quotes
  • Good! (グッド!, Guddo!)
    —Telence T. D'Arby's catchphrase
  • Good day, master Joestar. We've been expecting you. I am the butler of this house. (ようこそ、ジョースター様。お待ちしておりました。わたしはこの館の執事です。, Yōkoso, Jōsutā-sama. Omachi shite orimashita. Watashi wa kono yakata no shitsuji desu.)
    —Telence T. D'Arby, Chapter 227: D'Arby the Player, Part 1
  • If you wish to fight me... then come, come into this manor.
    —Telence T. D'Arby, Chapter 228: D'Arby the Player, Part 2
  • Exactly. (Exactly(イクサクトリー)(そのとおりでございます), Ikusakutorī)
  • Well, your proud collection is something you want to show to others and listen to compliments from. (まあ 自慢のコレクションというものは他人に見せて賛辞の言葉を聞きたいと思うものです, Ma, jiman no korekushon to iu mono wa tanin ni misete sanji no kotoba o kikitai to omou mono desu)
    —Telence T. D'Arby, Chapter 229: D'Arby the Player, Part 3
  • My hobby is to make puppets, then infuse them with the souls of real people. To tell you the truth... that is my Stand's ability.
    —Telence T. D'Arby, Chapter 229: D'Arby the Player, Part 3
  • I got his soul. He admitted defeat in his heart. It won't matter if he continues. But Kakyoin... you were the first to make me sweat like this.
    —Telence T. D'Arby, Chapter 232: D'Arby the Player, Part 6
  • This puppet is now the most special one in my collection. The man who can conquer his fear... He's the first one that's played a game against me without making a mistake mentally. I am going to treasure it so I can play with it for a long time...
    —Telence T. D'Arby about Kakyoin, Chapter 233: D'Arby the Player, Part 7
  • I am a game genius. I can't lose. I am a game genius... I can't lose! (オレはゲームの天才だ…負けるハズがない オレはゲームの天才だ……負けるハズがない……, Ore wa gēmu no tensai da… Makeru hazu ga nai. Ore wa gēmu no tensai da…… Makeru hazu ga nai……)
  • Are you going to do the "ORA ORA" thing?! (もしかしてオラオラですかーッ!?, Moshikashite "ORA ORA" desu ka!?)

Name Variants

Telence T. D'Arby (テレンス・T・ダービー)Link to this section
Official Usage:
Japan Japanese
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese
France French
Indonesia Indonesian
Used in Japan JoJo6251, Japan JOJOVELLER, France J'ai Lu, Brazil Panini, and Indonesia Indonesian Netflix subtitles.
Name Variants:
Language Name Usage

Japan Romanization
Terensu Tī Dābī
Brazil Brazilian Portuguese
Finland Finnish
France French
Italy Italian
Malaysia Malay
Turkey Turkish
Terence T. D'Arby
Spelled like his namesake, used in the 1996 Italian manga, various Netflix subtitles, and Brazilian Portuguese Crunchyroll subtitles.
United States of America English
France French
Terrence T. D'Arby
Used in the 2005 English VIZ release and the 2014 French Tonkam release.
United States of America English
Terrence Trent D'Arby
Used in the 2005 English VIZ release.
United States of America English
Romania Romanian
Darby Younger
Used in the English localization of All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven, and Romanian Netflix subtitles.
France French
Jeune Darby
Used in the French localization of All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven.
Italy Italian
Darby il piccolo
Used in the Italian localization of All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven.
Spain Spanish
Darby menor
Used in the Spanish localization of All-Star Battle and Eyes of Heaven.
United States of America English
Germany German
Mexico Latin American Spanish
Denmark Danish
D'Arby Younger
Used in English and German Crunchyroll subtitles, the English Dub, and various Netflix subtitles.
United States of America English
D'Arby the Younger
Used in VIZ's JoJonium publication.
Flag of the Arab League Arabic
داربي الصغير (Young D'Arby)
Used in Arabic Crunchyroll subtitles.
Flag of the Arab League Arabic
تيرينس تي داربي (Terence T. D'Arby)
Used in Arabic Netflix subtitles.
China Chinese
泰伦斯T达比 / 泰倫斯T達比 (Telence T. D'Arby)
Used in Simplified & Traditional Chinese Netflix subtitles.
Croatia Croatian
Netherlands Dutch
Terence T. Darby
Used in Croatian & Dutch Netflix subtitles.
Czech Republic Czech
D'Arby mladší (D'Arby younger)
Used in Czech Netflix subtitles.
Greece Greek
Ντάρμπι ο Νεότερος (Darby the Younger)
Used in Greek Netflix subtitles.
Israel Hebrew
טרנס טי. ד'ארבי (Terence T. D'Arby)
Used in Hebrew Netflix subtitles.
Hungary Hungarian
Ifjabb D'Arby (Younger D'Arby)
Used in Hungarian Netflix subtitles.
Italy Italian
D'Arby il giovane (D'Arby the younger)
Used in Italian Netflix subtitles.
South Korea Korean
테렌스 T. 다비 (Telence T. D'Arby)
Used in Korean Netflix subtitles.
Norway Norwegian
Darby den yngre (Darby the younger)
Used in Norwegian Netflix subtitles.
Poland Polish
D’Arby Młodszy (D'Arby the Younger)
Used in Polish Netflix subtitles.
Russia Russian
Теренс Д'Арби (Terence D'Arby)
Used in Russian Netflix subtitles.
Sweden Swedish
D'Arby den yngre (D'Arby the younger)
Used in Swedish Netflix subtitles.
Flag of Thailand Thai
เทเลนซ์ ที. ดาร์บี้ (Telence T. D'Arby)
Used in the Thai Netflix subtitles.
Ukraine Ukrainian
Дарбі-молодший (Darby Younger)
Used in Ukrainian Netflix subtitles.
Vietnam Vietnamese
Darby Em (Darby Jr.)
Used in Vietnamese Netflix subtitles.

Video Games

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SFC)

Unlike his battle in the manga, on the SNES title, Telence is encountered and fought like a normal boss, as he uses his Stand, ATUM, to make physical attacks on the player.


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (PS1)

Telence T. D'Arby appears as a Mini Game in Super Story Mode. The fight is simply two "quick time event" mini-games, where the player must perform the correct manuevers during the F-1 Racing minigame. Afterwards, the player has to hit and pitch the ball properly to win. Telence himself will be punched through the ceiling of his room once the Mini Game is over.

All-Star Battle (PS3)

Telence appears on several commercials challenging Jotaro to fight in All-Star Battle (as the game's launch was coming closer Telence's reaction were getting more and more desperate, ending by his famous mind reading on Jotaro "YES! YES! YES!", much like his reactions against Jotaro in the manga).

Telence also appears as the explanatory character for the CHARACTER GALLERY MODE, where the player can see all the characters models and costumes (similar to his Stand ability).

Diamond Records (Android/iOS)

DR 3 DarbyTelence.png

Telence T. D'Arby (テレンス・T・ダービー, Terensu Tī Dābī) appears in Diamond Records as an assist character. He has one 'Tactical' type 3 star assist statue. As a 3 star assist, Telence does not appear in gameplay and only functions a as stat boost for the playable statue he is equipped to. However, like all assist characters, he may provide extra effects to the player based on active assist links (Action Battle mode only).

Telence T. D'Arby

JoJo's Pitter-Patter Pop! (Android/iOS)

D'Arby (Younger)
Genius of Mind-Reading Games ver.
心を読むゲームの天才 ver.
Rarity: PPPGR.png
Max Power: 1610 (Lvl 50) / 2810 (Lvl 80)
Release Date: July 3, 2019
Skill: Atum
Replaces random panels with YES or NO panels. When tapped they become enhanced D'Arby panels or enhanced partner panels
Skill Lv 1
# of Replaced Panels: 4
Cooldown: 100
Skill Lv 2
# of Replaced Panels: 6
Cooldown: 100
Skill Lv 3
# of Replaced Panels: 6
Cooldown: 95
Skill Lv 4
# of Replaced Panels: 8
Cooldown: 95
Skill Lv 5
# of Replaced Panels: 8
Cooldown: 85
Telence T. D'Arby
Type: EX
Availability: Awakening
Date: February 8, 2021 - September 2, 2021

Genius of Mind-Reading Games ver.
Cost: 0
After entering Stand Up 2 times, moves all T. D’Arby Panels to the bottom
Baseball Bat
Type: Decoration
Availability: Batting Battle ‘Red Dragons’
Date: February 22, 2021 - March 17, 2021

Cost: 0
No effect.
Baseball Ball
Type: Decoration
Availability: Batting Battle 'Jaguars'
Date: March 6, 2021 - March 17, 2021

Cost: 0
No effect.
Baseball Glove
Type: Decoration
Availability: Batting Battle 'Jaguars'
Date: March 6, 2021 - March 17, 2021

Cost: 0
No effect.

All-Star Battle R (Various)

Unlock Condition: Win in the Jean Pierre Polnareff vs Vanilla Ice ASB Mode Boss Battle
ASBR Guide Chara TDarby.png

An antagonist from Part 3: Stardust Crusaders. He is the user of the Stand Atum, and Daniel's younger brother. A natural-born gamer, he steals the souls of other gamers he beats and places them in puppets as part of his collection as a hobby. He beats Kakyoin, but is retired by Joseph and Jotaro with an "ora ora."[9]

User of the Stand Atum, and the younger Darby brother. A natural-born gamer, he steals the souls of other gamers he beats and plants them in puppets to further his collection. He beat Kakyoin, but was retired by Joseph and Jotaro.

ASBR Guide Chara TDarby.png

Telence T. D'Arby appears in All-Star Battle R as the guide character for the Shop & Gallery Mode's Model Viewer (モデル ビューア, Moderu Byūa). However, in the localized versions of the game, his name is displayed simply as "Darby Younger".

Quote.png Dialogue
  • When you show someone your prized collection, you expect a few words of praise.
    —Entering the Model Viewer
  • The name's D'Arby. Telence T. D'Arby.
    —Entering the Model Viewer
  • Feast your eyes on my... collection.
    —Entering the Model Viewer
  • Welcome. I've been waiting for you to come look at my collection.
    —Entering the Model Viewer
  • Suit yourself.
    —Leaving the Model Viewer
  • Something wrong?
    —Leaving the Model Viewer
  • Mwa ha ha ha!
    —Leaving the Model Viewer
  • What a pity.
    —Leaving the Model Viewer
  • YES! YES! YES!
    —Selecting a model to view
  • YES!
    —Selecting a model to view
  • Good!
    —Selecting a model to view
  • Heh heh, good!
    —Selecting a model to view
  • NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
    —Exiting to the main Model Viewer list
  • NO!
    —Exiting to the main Model Viewer list
  • Well then.
    —Exiting to the main Model Viewer list
  • Heh heh heh...
    —Exiting to the main Model Viewer list

T. D'arby also has a few Tag Lines (プレイヤーカード名言, Pureiyā Kādo Meigen). They can be unlocked by completing ASBR Secret Mission.png 140 Secret Missions in All-Star Battle Mode.

Quote.png Medal Speech.png Tag Lines
  • Exactly!
  • I'm a natural at gaming! You'll never beat me!
  • Don't tell me... you're going to ORA ORA me?!
  • Grrrrrrrrrrrr!
  • When you show someone your prized collection, you expect a few words of praise.




  1. Pet Shop's Horus - Vol.8 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" P84 The Secret of JOJO Characters
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Chapter 229: D'Arby the Player, Part 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 230: D'Arby the Player, Part 4, p.11
  4. Chapter 227: D'Arby the Player, Part 1
  5. Chapter 235: D'Arby the Player, Part 9, p.4-7
  6. Chapter 237: D'Arby the Player, Part 11, p.10
  7. JOJO A-GO!GO!: STANDS, p.104
  8. Chapter 237: D'Arby the Player, Part 11, p.12-19
  9. D'Arby the Player (story arc)

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