ZZ

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Wheel of Fortune is gonna grind you into hamburger and splatter you all over these rocks!!
—ZZ, Chapter 153: Wheel of Fortune, Part 4

ZZ (ズィー・ズィー Zī Zī) is a tertiary antagonist featured in the third part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Stardust Crusaders, specifically the "Wheel of Fortune" story arc.

ZZ is one of DIO's mercenaries who confronts the Joestar Group on the road to Pakistan. He is a Stand User who drives his vehicular Stand, Wheel of Fortune.

Appearance

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.

According to Araki, his body is shaped this way just to make a joke.[2]

Color Schemes

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

Skin(Pale)
Hair(Black)
Eyes(Gray)
Outfit
(Dark Blue-gray tank-top and wristbands, teal pants and brown shoes.)

Skin(Tan)
Hair(Black with olive green highlights)
Eyes(Black)
Outfit
(Dark Brown tank-top, wristbands, and shoes, green pants.)

Skin(Brown)
Hair(Dark Brown)
Eyes(Gray)
Outfit
(Black tank-top and shoes, dark brown wristbands and gray pants.)

Personality

"I win! Part 3 is over!"

Overall, ZZ is arrogant and confident in his Stand. He loves to taunt his opponents and say that they have no hope or future. He even goes as far as to declare that Part 3 has ended because he seemingly killed Jotaro. However, he can be too arrogant, revealing his ability to shoot gasoline before setting Jotaro on fire and also being wrong about killing him.[3]

ZZ proves himself to be cunning and experienced using his Stand, able to trick the Joestar Group into colliding with a semi-truck without even revealing the true power of his Stand.[4]

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 is also greedy, admitting he only tried to kill them because he was paid in advance.[5]

Abilities

Stand

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.

Wheel of Fortune (ホウィール・オブ・フォーチュン(運命の車輪))Link to this section
WheelOfFortuneMangaAv.png
PWR
B
SPD
D
RNG
D
STA
A
PRC
E
DEV
D

History

Stardust Crusaders

Trailing the heroes

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.

ZZ chained to a rock

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.[6] 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 to starve to death.

Chapters / Episodes

Book Icon.png Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance
TV Icon.png Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance

Quotes

Quote.png Quotes
  • 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...
    —ZZ, Chapter 152: Wheel of Fortune, Part 3
  • 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!
    —ZZ, Chapter 154: Justice, Part 1
  • Stop running away like a bunch of bugs! What the hell are you guys, cockroaches?
    —ZZ, Chapter 154: Justice, Part 1
  • 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!
    —ZZ, Chapter 153: Wheel of Fortune, Part 4
  • 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!
    —ZZ, Chapter 153: Wheel of Fortune, Part 4
  • I win! Part 3 is now over! (勝ったッ!第3部完!Kattaǃ Dai san-bu kanǃ)
  • D... D... Don't kill me!!! I was only paid to do it!!!
    —ZZ, Chapter 154: Justice, Part 1

Video Games

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. ZZ is eventually defeated.

Heritage for the Future (PS1/DC/Arcade)

In the "Deadly Traffic" chapter of the Story Mode, the Joestar group encounters him on their way to Pakistan from India. His part in the story plays out much like the manga, though the player must go through several quick time events to defeat him.

Gallery

Trivia

References

  1. Lovers - Vol.4 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" p.124 The Secret of JOJO Characters
  2. JOJOVELLER: STANDS - Araki Commentary
  3. Chapter 153: Wheel of Fortune, Part 4
  4. Chapter 150: Wheel of Fortune, Part 1
  5. Chapter 154: Justice, Part 1
  6. Chapter 153: Wheel of Fortune, Part 4

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