D4C (story arc)

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For the Stand with the same name see, D4C.

D4C (D4C(ディ・フォー・シー), Dī Fō Shī) is the twentieth story arc in Steel Ball Run.

It narrates Diego Brando, Wekapipo, and Johnny Joestar's struggle in Philadelphia against Funny Valentine's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, which can cause parallel worlds to overlap and co-exist. It also covers Diego and Hot Pants's battle against the president, as well as the first part of Johnny and Gyro Zeppeli's fight against Valentine's enhanced Stand, D4C Love Train.

The story arc is notably separated by the Ticket to Ride story arc, which takes place after Diego and Wekapipo's battle.


Using different layers of air as lens, Gyro manages to evade D-I-S-C-O's attack and quickly disposes of him. Having no idea of what happened, Gyro interrogates some witnesses in the park nearby, but they disagree on the shooter's identity, alternately pointing Diego, Wekapipo or Funny Valentine as the culprit. Meanwhile, Diego approaches Wekapipo.

A flashback details the life of Jesus after his crucifixion: resurrected under the care of Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus drew a map of America with the general location of his future Corpse's parts on the ground then traveled west, until he sailed to the American Continent and died here, his cadaver washed away in a flood and his relics scattered across the continent by animals until the Heart was found by Valentine.

At 4:09 PM, Wekapipo follows Diego to the same park near the Independence Hall, he loses him in an alley, and find a revolver laying on the ground. Wekapipo is attacked by a man whose face is hidden in a flag, but manages to shoot him with the revolver. Surprisingly, the aggressor is Johnny Joestar, who escapes in he sewers. Then Diego approaches Wekapipo.

At 4:05 PM, near the Independence Hall, Diego infiltrates the Independence Hall, seeing a heavily pregnant Lucy Steel being transported, and Valentine quietly getting out without any escort. Diego opts to follow him, and uses Wekapipo, who he knew followed him, as a bait to draw Valentine's power in the open. Diego loses Wekapipo in an alley by jumping to the roofs, and observes Wekapipo pick up a revolver. However Wekapipo shoots Diego. Surprised Diego jumps on Wekapipo to fight him, and manages to shoot him with the revolver. Diego realizes Wekapipo is standing around a corner of the building and that he shot Johnny Joestar instead, who escapes in the sewers. Diego begins to suspect Valentine's true power, and approaches Wekapipo.

Diego then asks if he saw him shoot Johnny Joestar, and proposes to ally with him, certain that if Valentine used his power, it was to take down everyone in one move. As Diego senses the dinosaurs he sent being slaughtered, a puzzled Wekapipo admits he was the one who shot Johnny Joestar.

Valentine attacks Diego from above, only to receive Wekapipo's Wrecking Ball in the head, but the ball digs into his head instead of hurting him. Valentine reveals his Stand, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, which has the power to allow parallel worlds to co-exist, and transport people and objects between those worlds by compressing them between two objects. Diego slams Valentine on a wall, only for him to disappear and return out of Diego's body. Valentine is however incapacitated by the Wrecking Ball's left side ataxia and Diego attacks him. Valentine grabs the flag and covers himself in it, disappearing once again. Valentine then drags Diego through the flag, and Diego sees another Diego, Wekapipo and Valentine battling in the same street. Unable to move because his legs are still on the other side, Valentine steals the Left Eye and both Diego's body begin to disintegrate in Menger sponges.

At 4:08 PM, Valentine lured Diego and Wekapipo near the park, disappearing and reappearing through objects and using alternate selves as decoys, he shot Johnny Joestar, and reenacted Johnny's shooting in other two different versions with Wekapipo and Diego as shooters in three coexisting parallel worlds. These three events were separately witnessed by the bystanders in the park, leading to the later confusion.

In the parallel world, Valentine turns to retreat, but is shot by Johnny Joestar, who was guided to the battle by Diego's dinosaurs in the sewers. Gravely hurt, he seemingly dies, but Diego knows the original got away with the Left Eye when he closed a door on him. Before disintegrating himself, Diego lures both Wekapipos near the flag, which still functions as a portal between worlds, and drags the parallel world's Wekapipo back into the base world, causing both to disintegrate into Menger sponges. Diego theorizes that the Saint's Corpse only came into being in his native "base world"; otherwise, Valentine would have searched for it in other worlds. Thus, Diego confidently pursues Valentine.[1]

After this, the Ticket to Ride story arc occurs, which sees Lucy Steel flee Independence Hall with her husband, only to be lured into Valentine's clutches.

Lucy has no other choice but to embark on the U.S.S. Blue Hawaii with her husband, with Valentine's promise that he won't kill her husband, despite noticing Lucy's attempt at leaving a clue to their location. They are to go to the East Coast, at the last "X" mark on Joseph of Arimathea's map.

Diego Brando followed Valentine's scent up to the Delaware but has now lost its trace. He is ambushed by Hot Pants but soon both agree to cooperate to get the Holy Corpse, Diego being coerced into cooperation by Hot Pants' promise of Diego's biological father's whereabouts. Now following Lucy Steel's scent, they spot Lucy's message. Both are followed from afar by Johnny and Gyro. Diego and Hot Pants arrive to a trainyard in which a departing train shelters Lucy, Steven and Valentine.

Diego and Hot Pants give chase but Valentine slows them down by dragging alternate versions of both from a parallel world and throwing both at his pursuers. Diego nonetheless uses D4C's power to his advantage and slams both between a door and a wall, sending them back. A vicious fight ensues as Diego and Hot Pants try multiple times to kill Valentine before he can travel to a parallel world and heal himself, culminating in both Diego and Valentine being thrown out of the train. Valentine narrowly survives, leaving Diego to be sliced in half by the train's wheels.

Meanwhile Gyro and Johnny notice that strange space distortions keep happening around them, Gyro gets a small cut in finger and notices that the wound is moving. In the train Hot Pants contemplates a metamorphosing Lucy Steel, who is becoming the Corpse. The same space distortions cause Hot Pants to fuse with miscellaneous object converging toward her heart and killing her. Valentine concludes that everything is drawn toward Lucy and then declares the Corpse as his ally, which is manifesting a new ability.

Valentine discovers a gap in space has formed, and he can enter and move the inside of the gap. Valentine declares this phenomenon is his ability drawn out by the corpse. Later, Johnny and Gyro have caught up to the president, and Johnny shoots him with Tusk Act 2. The gap in space appears again and reflects his wounds to two farmers, killing them. Valentine realizes that harmful things are being filtered by this gap, reflecting them elsewhere and only drawing good fortune close. Valentine then steps out of the train, while Gyro's bite wound moves up to his neck.

Johnny and Valentine fight, and Valentine explains misfortune is going to distant parts of the world. Johnny observes a gap in space, and finds out his nail bullets are being sucked it and sent to other places. Gyro then gets on his horse and joins the fight. The fight continues until Johnny shoots his nail bullets at a coupler, detaching the train. Since Valentine must stay close to Lucy, he pulls out of the fight. Johnny gives up and believes there is no way now to defeat the president, since he has already completed the corpse and any attack against him is repelled. Gyro reminds Johnny that with the stirrup, they can use the Horse's power together with the Steel Ball's rotation. He mentions he tried to throw with that rotation and shows Johnny his Steel Ball with Valentine's hairs stuck on it, proving it got past the president's defenses. [2]


Diego Brando
Magent Magent
(Mentioned only)
Scarlet Valentine
(Photo only)
Gregorio Zeppeli
Hot Pants
Dario (Steel Ball Run)
(Mentioned only)
Danny (Mouse)
Nicholas Joestar
George Joestar II (Steel Ball Run)




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