Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune (ホウィール・オブ・フォーチュン（運命の車輪） Howīru Obu Fōchun) is the Stand of ZZ, featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders. As a Stand bound to a car, it is capable of morphing its exterior to suit the needs of its driver.
Once Wheel of Fortune's true power is revealed, it takes on a monstrous form. Spikes and tubes protrude across the hood, roof, and trunk. The headlights grow and are raised to resemble eyes, and the front bumper splits and becomes covered in spikes to resemble the mouth of a beast. The wheels can rotate to fit into tight spaces and even grow spikes to climb walls.
Both the monstrous and regular forms of Wheel of Fortune are created by its transformation ability. The true form of ZZ's car is that of a small car resembling a Jeep Wrangler without a roof.
Although initially seeming to be just an abnormally powerful car, Wheel of Fortune is truly a powerful, versatile Stand able to transform and adapt as the user sees fit to defeat his enemies.
The Stand's primary ability dramatically enhances a vehicle's appearance and capabilities, "allowing even a common dilapidated car to transform into a more powerful car with (nigh-permanent) four-wheel drive." The car is also able to repair itself, distort its hull to squeeze inside a crevice, orientate its wheels horizontally to drive between walls, create spikes on the wheels to scale a cliff, and even separate its internal wiring to create dangerous sparks.
The transformation is disabled when ZZ is filled with fear and loses his confidence.
Wheel of Fortune can shoot its own gasoline at its opponents as a high pressure scatter shot. The gasoline is fired with enough force to damage a human body, but its primary purpose is to make its targets highly flammable, allowing ZZ to set them ablaze with sparks from his car's cables.
ZZ can hijack nearby cars' radios in order to converse with people.
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- The concept for Wheel of Fortune was inspired by horror films such as Duel and Christine, which feature stylish cars as the main antagonists (or the vehicles of the main antagonists).
- The use of a car's likeness for ZZ's Stand may also be a reference to the frequent use of car imagery by ZZ's namesake, ZZ Top, most notably on the cover for their 1983 album Eliminator.