Tower of Gray

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You could be one inch away, pointing at me with ten guns... The ten bullets wouldn't even touch my Stand!
—Gray Fly about Tower of Gray's speed, Chapter 123

Tower of Gray (タワー・オブ・グレー(灰の塔) Tawā Obu Gurē) is the Stand of Gray Fly featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders. It takes the form of a giant stag with the ability to move at incredibly fast speeds and tear out the tongues of its victims.

Appearance

The Tower

Tower of Gray appears as a large, dark stag beetle about the size of one's hand with intricate patterns on its shell. A hidden, toothed, secondary jaw can spring out from its mouth.[1] Despite having the general form of a beetle, it also possesses teeth in its mouth.[2]

Tower of Gray is generally portrayed as being a red-eyed bug with a jet black shell, and blue patterns.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

Body (Dark teal)
Eyes (Dark red)
Tongue (Dark beige)
Patterns (Blue)
Wings (Gray)

Body and tongue (Purple)
Eyes (Brown)
Patterns (Black)
Wings (White)

Body (Gray)
Eyes (Red)
Tongue (Light red)
Patterns (Magenta)
Wings (White)

Body (Dark brown)
Eyes (Light brown)
Tongue (Light gray)
Patterns (Steel blue)
Wings (Gray)

Summary

Tower of Gray's modus operandi is to use its second mouth and speed to tear out the tongue of an opponent, but it demonstrates no personality of its own apart from its user's.

Tower of Gray specializes in making attacks look like accidents. Muhammad Avdol comments that it is responsible for many cases of arson, plane and train crashes, and most recently an accident in England that caused about 300 casualties.[2]

It represents the Tarot Card The Tower, which symbolizes the interruption of a journey by something unexpected and chaos.[2]

Abilities

Tower of Gray easily flying through skulls, killing its targets

Tower of Gray is a small and fragile Stand. However, it is also incredibly fast and nimble, and its secondary jaw grants it unsuspected destructive power.

  • Secondary Jaw: Its defining feature is its long, extendable stinger, referred to as the "Tower Needle" (塔針(タワーニードル) Tawā Nīdoru), which protrudes from its mouth. It has enough force to tear flesh apart or pierce its way right through. Combined with its great speed, Tower of Gray is capable of killing multiple people in a very short amount of time and even go through the head of a person with ease.[1]
  • High Speed: Perhaps one of its greatest traits is its amazing speed; Tower of Gray is able to easily outmaneuver very fast Stands, such as Star Platinum and even Hierophant Green's Emerald Splash at close range. Its speed is so incredible that, according to Gray Fly, Tower of Gray could have several guns shooting at it at the same time in point-blank range and it would still escape unscathed. Tower of Gray has great flight control, as it's able to write words in cursive while flying and can navigate its way through Hierophant Green's Emerald Splash multiple times unharmed. However, it cannot dodge something it doesn't see coming and is vulnerable to sneak attacks.[2]

Chapters / Episodes

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Gallery

Trivia

  • Araki chose to start off with the less popular tarot cards for the enemies. He was inspired to create Tower of Gray after imagining how annoying it'd be if an insect was trapped inside of an airplane mid-flight.[3]
  • The plane crash that Tower of Gray is said to have caused in England may be a reference to the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster, in which a plane flying over Britain was bombed and crashed into the ground, killing 270 people. The attack happened in 1988, the year the events of Stardust Crusaders take place.[4]

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