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A pack of Tarot cards

Tarot (タロット, Tarotto) refers to a deck of cards that determine an individual's fate and suggests their Stand abilities, featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders.[1]

Standard tarot decks consist of 78 cards. However, Stardust Crusaders only features Stands based on the Major Arcana set of tarot decks, consisting of 22 cards. Each card has a deep meaning that changes depending on whether the card is in the normal position or in the opposite position (upside down).

Summary

Design on the back of a card

The tarot cards in Stardust Crusaders each have their own designs and symbolism that may relate to the Stand abilities. They were all designed by Hirohiko Araki, appearing similarly to real tarot cards but in Araki's own style. Muhammad Avdol first mentions the tarot cards to Jotaro Kujo so that he can determine Jotaro's destiny and name his Stand after Jotaro draws a card.[1] Throughout their journey to Egypt, the Joestar group is attacked by various tarot Stand users sent by Enya the Hag. The spin-off Crazy Diamond's Demonic Heartbreak indicates that it is Enya who assigned the Tarot Cards to the various assassins tasked with killing the Joestar Group.[2]

With the exception of Vanilla Ice's Cream, Kenny G.'s Tenore Sax, and the Egypt 9 Glory Gods, all of the remaining Stands are based on the tarot cards. However, the Nine Gods of Egypt also have unique cards that are displayed when the Stand user is introduced, and N'Doul states that the gods are the origins of the tarot cards.[3]

The tarot cards have been sold as merchandise in Adventure Battle Card. They were also included as limited edition bonuses with the DVD releases of the OVA and the second Blu-ray volume of Stardust Crusaders - Battle in Egypt.

Stand Users

A list of Stand users whose Stands are based on the Major Arcana set of tarot cards, in order of their Stand's appearance.

Characters with Tarot Cards

List of Tarot Cards

Major Arcana

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0 OVATarot TheFool.png
It doesn't have a specific number, and is placed in front of 1 with no fixed position. The real meaning of "fool" isn't actually "an idiot" but rather "one who excels in a certain field."[4]
Lucky Word
Description
You're crazy!
The proud spirit of the stray dog, Iggy. Cut all of your bindings and be free!
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1 OVATarot TheMagician.png
The stick in his hand represents imagination, the sword on the tabletop represents effort and difficulty, the gold coins represent skill and accomplishment, and the chalice represents the depth of his passions. On his head is the symbol for infinity.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Maybe you can tell me...
Avdol's burning heart melts all! Trust yourself, and all will be fine.
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2 OVATarot TheHighPriestess.png
Also known as "the Popess." It is a card that represents calm behavior and deep thought, which are represented by the book of Tohth, god of wisdom, that she holds in her hands.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
A worthy experience, to say the least!
Midler can transform herself into anything. Love may do the same for you.
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3 OVATarot TheEmpress.png
The crown symbolizes that she is an empress. At the same time, she reveals her bosom, showing that she is a woman and a mother. It is a card that represents grace and the power of reproduction.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Choooomeeeeen!
Someone loves you for your tolerance. Try to be yourself at all times.
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4 OVATarot TheEmperor.png
This card represents strength and ambition. The number of the card signifies the stability of everything, and also brings to mind the four seasons and four elements of the material world: fire, water, earth, and air.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
There's no escaping the inevitable!
Be sure to take the 2nd position today!
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5 OVATarot TheHierophant.png
The Hierophant card, which heralds open-mindedness and assistance, is named after ancient Greek priests. It also has an influence on all of nature's good omens, such as the growth of grains.[4] When drawn by Araki, this card's name is translated as "The High Erophant."
Lucky Word
Description
Righteousness equals victory!
The coolness and iron will of Kakyoin... A good advisor will solve your problems.
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6 OVATarot TheLover.png
This card indicates the onset of love, physical development, and such. Usually it shows two young, beautiful men and women in love, but for some reason, this card shows three of them.[4] When drawn by Araki, this card's name is translated as "The Lover."
Lucky Word
Description
Forgive me...
You'll be blessed with helpers and partners. Be careful not to overreact.
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7 OVATarot TheChariot.png
The chariot depicted here is a two-wheeled vehicle that was used in battle and competition in ancient times. The card, too, is a strong one that heralds victory by overcoming one's obstacles.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Bravo! Oh, bravo!!
Polnareff is a swordsman! A strong will cannot be broken!
Love
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8 OVATarot Strength.png
The card shows determination and courage through the image of a man prying open the mouth of a lion, the king of beasts. He also has a symbol above him that indicates infinity.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Kyaah!
You'll notice your inner strength! Be careful not to become stuck-up!
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9 OVATarot TheHermit.png
Also known as "The Wise Man" and "The Alchemist." The word "hermit" does not mean "recluse," but instead "one who hides secret knowledge." In his hand is a lamp bearing the shape of a five-pointed star.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
That's what you will need to do!
Joseph's undying fighting spirit! You need to make a careful decision!
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10 OVATarot WheelOfFortune.png
A card that indicates that fate will change. The Ouroboros serpent chasing its own tail represents the wheel of time and the eternal nature of fate, as well as the cycle of reincarnation behind all events.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
I won!
Your time has come! Charge forth at full power! Just remember to be flexible!
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11 OVATarot Justice.png
The scales in the left hand maintain fairness and balance, and the sword in the right hand is used to condemn those who pervert justice. Also known as "Lady Justice," this card represents righteous deeds.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Justice always wins!
In a quarrel, try to take a neutral position, as Enya Geil does.
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12 OVATarot TheHangedMan.png
Also known as "The Hanging Man." The man's crossed legs display the number 4, and his arms represent the number 3, indicating the twelve constellations in the answer to 4 times 3.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Ku ku ku...
You'll have trouble if you act weakly, as J. Geil does.
Love
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13 OVATarot Death.png
The grim reaper is depicted with a large scythe in his hand. Thirteen is unlucky, so some cards leave out the number. The card can also signify an opportunity for rebirth brought about by great change.[4] When referred to by Araki, this card's name is phrased as "Death 13."
Lucky Word
Description
I'm 11 months old!!
The dream is over when you wake up. Everything has a beginning and an end.
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14 OVATarot Temperance.png
The vessel on the left of the angel represents existence, and the vessel on the right symbolizes recognition. The liquid that is poured from left to right and back to left without running out is said to be the essence of life.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Eat crawfish and become strong!
Find the true shape of every situation. Reveal your power!
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15 OVATarot TheDevil.png
One of the unluckiest cards. The torch the devil holds in his left hand represents destruction and curses, and the imps in chains represent the weakness of human beings who are unable to refuse temptation.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
No problem!
Are you consumed by your desire the way Devo is? Look closely at your true self.
Love
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16 OVATarot TheTower.png
This card suggests danger and failure. It is known by many names, including "The Tower Struck by Lightning" and "The Lightning." The tower is said to be the biblical Tower of Babel, where man's wisdom was destroyed by the wrath of God.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Massacre!
Reconsider your plans if you must, and avoid unnecessary problems.
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17 OVATarot TheStar.png
This card suggests a bright future ahead and profound insight. The large star overhead indicates Aquarius, and the water flowing from the two jugs into the Nile is the essence of creation.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Your eyes show a new understanding...
Jotaro's inner power is exploding! Carry out your plan in a quiet place.
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18 OVATarot TheMoon.png
This card implies troubled waters, insecurity, lies, betrayal, fear of the unknown, and so on. The scorpion lurking in the water seems to reflect the dangers in the world of the night (in other words, the unknown).[4]
Lucky Word
Description
I admire you...
Difficult times may be on the horizon, but you can make the best of it!
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19 OVATarot TheSun.png
The sun represents the power of light and heat, which protects and nurtures all life. The ancient Egyptians worshipped the sun god Ra as the god of human creation. Here, too, that Ra is depicted.[4] When referred to by Araki, this card's name is phrased as "Sun 19."
Lucky Word
Description
Dogyaah!
It's time people congratulated you for your hard work. Take pride in yourself!
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20 OVATarot Judgement.png
According to ancient Egyptian religion, after their judgement in the afterlife, the dead live happily beneath the sun god Ra. Perhaps this card represents the joy of the afterlife, with people dancing and singing.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Give me your three wishes.
Cameo's power is fake but anything is possible if you truly wish for it.
Love
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21 OVATarot TheWorld.png
The four elements of the material world (water, fire, earth, and air) are arranged to resemble a bull, lion, eagle, and angel respectively. Essentially, this card shows the perfect thing, the completion of everything, and the universe as a whole.[4] This card is the only one to not have "Lucky Land" written on it.
Lucky Word
Description
A conqueror yields to nothing.
Everything works in your favor as it does for DIO. Don't get cocky!
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Egypt 9 Glory Gods

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1 OVATarot Osiris.png
The god of agriculture, protecting plant life, the fertility of crops, and the earth. He is also the god who rules the underworld.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
It's not cheating unless you're caught.
Taking risks can be very enjoyable! Just know when to quit!
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2 OVATarot Horus.png
The god of the sky, who has the head of a falcon. The ankh in his hand is said to be a symbol of life.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Gu ga gah!
Time to show them your coolness and toughness! Persistence is the key!
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3 OVATarot Geb.png
One of the gods of creation, and the god of the earth. Born from the union of the god of the atmosphere, Shu, and the goddess of the sky, Nut.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Evil deserves an evil savior.
You'll meet someone with great charisma. Get to know the real person inside.
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4 OVATarot Bastet.png
The goddess of love and fear, depicted as a cat. She is often equated with the goddess Sekhmet, who was alleged to cause illness and plague.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
I think I could be your lover...
Love will toss you about, but things will settle as one in the end.
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5 OVATarot Sethan.png
Depicted in the form of an unidentified animal. He is an evil god said to be related to chaos, deserts, and storms. The goddess Nephthys is his wife.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
If you think you're weird, you're not.
If you bully people around like Alessi does, there will be a price to pay.
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6 OVATarot Khnum.png
The creator of living things. He is believed to have created man with a potter's wheel, and as such is the patron god of potters. He is a god with the head of a ram.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
Go away!
You'll have trouble if you imitate others. Your originality is the key.
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7 OVATarot Thoth.png
The god of learning, knowledge, and records, commonly represented in the form of a flamingo or baboon. He is also the scribe of the gods.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
It's 100 percent.
It's a good time to study things. Let's find new challenges!
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8 OVATarot Anubis.png
Represented as the head of a dog, or even as a mountain dog itself. He is the god of death, guarding the cemeteries where the dead are laid to rest.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
I'll never lose, no matter what!
You might feel as if the whole world exists, just for you!
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9 OVATarot Atum.png
The god behind the creation of the universe. He created Shu, the god of the atmosphere, and Nut, the goddess of the sky, from whom Geb, Set, and others were born.[4]
Lucky Word
Description
A master of games is a master of life.
Everything will go your way. It might feel as though you can read minds...
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Capcom Fighters

The information below derives from a source not written by Araki. As such, it may or may not be considered canon.
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A card exclusive to the PlayStation game. It represents the illusory Stand Tenore Sax.
Lucky Word
Description
Ugh!
If you are misled by what you see, try to sense the essence of things.
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A card exclusive to the PlayStation game and the anime's website. It represents the void Stand Cream.
Lucky Word
Description
I'll scatter your bones in my darkness.
The people that matter will recognize your efforts! Show them what you've got!
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Trivia

  • In real life, the tarot cards do not originate from ancient Egypt; the structure and usage of the deck only dates back as far as 15th-century Europe, with early forms first surfacing in the 14th century.
  • While Stardust Crusaders was being published in Weekly Shonen Jump, the tarot cards were originally drawn with different designs closely resembling cards from real copyrighted tarot decks. In the tankobons, they were re-designed to appear unique for JoJo.
    • The designs on the first tarot cards in the magazine serialization appear to be based on the Tarot of Marseilles deck set, but later chapters use designs from different decks.
    • In the magazine version of Chapter 127's cover, the cards were drawn with designs from the Deva Tarot deck set.

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