While in his car, ZZ has an intimidating aura, revealing only his muscular arms from his car's windows. However, to everybody's surprise, this is only for show. When blasted out of his vehicle, he is revealed to be notably scrawny aside from his protruding gut and disproportionately muscular arms. He has a tall head with a sharp jawline, prominent cheekbones, large ears, and hair that points upwards on each side like horns. He wears wristbands, a tight-fitting tank top with his stomach exposed, ragged jeans with a belt too large for him, and shoes without socks.
ZZ, initially a silent enemy, ominously rides around the Joestar Group and tricks them into a number of near-accidents. He seems to be a dangerous, intelligent foe, and with only his arms reaching out of the car, he could also seem physically imposing. However, ZZ is simply an arrogant and cowardly Stand user. He taunts the group and claims that they have no hope or future on their journey. He even declares that Part 3 has ended after seemingly killing Jotaro Kujo.
Without his Stand, ZZ is merely a coward who begs for mercy. To cover up, he relies on bluffs such as his muscular arms and his Stand's modifications to his car to seem more intimidating than he actually is. He admits that he only chased the group for money, with no real loyalty to DIO.
- Main article: Wheel of Fortune
ZZ's Wheel of Fortune can enhance a car into an upgraded and monstrous version of itself, allowing normally impossible driving feats and in general having full control of the car's pieces.
Stardust Crusaders (1988)
ZZ is first seen driving his car slowly along the road to Pakistan. Jean Pierre Polnareff, driving the group's jeep, rudely passes the car and kicks up some rocks with the jeep on purpose to taunt the slow driver, but the group soon realize that they are been followed by his car. ZZ then directs his car to pass and begins to drive slowly again, and when he directs them to pass, directs them into the way of an oncoming truck, which Star Platinum saves them from by stopping the truck and pushing the jeep away from it in midair. ZZ is then seen switching the direction of the sign to Pakistan in order to corner them at a closed road later.
The group stops for some rest and spots ZZ's car again, which they then give chase. Soon, Noriaki Kakyoin realizes that the group is headed the wrong way and Polnareff stops the jeep abruptly at the end of a closed road. ZZ then appears from behind and pushes the group's jeep off the cliff. Kakyoin's Hierophant Green, however, manages to hook the jeep's harness onto ZZ's car, stopping their fall. Jotaro Kujo then directs Star Platinum to tug on the rope, forcing ZZ's car to back up, and then punches the car, causing ZZ to fall down the cliff.
However, ZZ is revealed to have survived and reveals to the group that he was using a Stand, called Wheel of Fortune and his knowledge of Joseph Joestar's name. He then bursts out of the ground in his car, smashes the jeep, and transforms his car into a more aggressive style. He charges at the group and fires gasoline bullets at them through his car, while effortlessly squeezing between crevices and causing spikes to grow out of the wheels to enable it to climb the cliff. After climbing the cliff, ZZ reveals that the gasoline bullets were meant to set them on fire and sets off a spark that sets Jotaro on fire. ZZ proclaims his victory and shouts that he "ended Part 3 early", only to be met with Jotaro's question over who will "replace [him] as the main character" and reveals that he dug a tunnel with Star Platinum and that the only thing that was burned was his jacket. Now defenseless on his side, ZZ is left unable to defend himself as he is propelled out of his own car and plowed into the ground with Star Platinum's barrage of punches. ZZ is then subject to the ridicule of the group as they realize that the rest of his body is skinny and the strong-looking car he drove earlier turned into a smaller car. He is then chained to a rock with a sign nearby that states that he is in ascetic training and would not like to be disturbed. He is robbed of his passport and car, left behind and unable to leave India.
Chapters / Episodes
- “There is... nothing strange... [...] Wheel... Wheel of Fortune... Stand! That's... how I did it! Mr. Joestar... [...] Wheel of Fortune! That... is the name... of my Stand...”
- “HA HA HA! You couldn't see my attack?! HA HA! You'll soon find out, Jotaro! You'll see the secret of my attack... the moment you die!”
- “Stop running away like a bunch of bugs! What the hell are you guys, cockroaches?”
- “There's no other path you can take! None for escape, none for safety, none for Egypt and none for a bright future! They're all blocked off to you! Wanna know why? Because Wheel of Fortune is gonna grind you into hamburgers and splatter you all over these rocks!”
- “HYA HA HA!! You're really lively, huh Jotaro!? However... you're not too bright! You're too impetuous! Your bodies have been reeking of something smelly and you haven't even noticed it yet!”
- “D... D... Don't kill me!!! I was only paid to do it!!!”
Creation and Development
In the English dub, ZZ and the narrator are voiced by the same person, David Vincent.
JoJo RPG (SFC)
ZZ is one of the many bosses featured in the game. Like in the manga, ZZ attacks the group while they drive in Northern India. The battle has two phases, first Wheel of Fortune will be in its normal form but subsequently takes its fully developed form after dealing sufficient damage.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (PS1)
ZZ or Zi.Zi in the English localization, appears as a Mini Game in Super Story Mode. His fight is simply a "quick time event" mini-game, where the player must dodge all the attacks from Wheel of Fortune.
Diamond Records (Android/iOS)
ZZ (ズィー・ズィー Zī Zī) appears in Diamond Records as an assist character in both the Action Battle and Tactical Battle game modes. He has one 'Tactical' type 4 star assist statue. Like all assist characters, when the active assists link together, his assist ability may provide extra effects (Action Battle mode only).
- In the anime's French dub, as ZZ is about to burn Jotaro using his electric wires, he sings "Il suffira d'une étincelle" ("Only a spark will be needed"), a line of the song "Allumez le feu" from the French singer Johnny Hallyday.