You know zawarldo, I´ve been in a really sad mood lately. But feeling down all alone would be kinda boring, right? So I thought, why not make you sad with me? That´s why I thought I´d see what you think is the ultimate death in all of Jojo´s Bizarre Adventure!
Here´s how it goes: I´ll post all major deaths (in my eyes this means the death of any character that was given an official name in manga or anime, but not if it´s an fan-made name or a name which was revealed by Araki after the series´s run in which the character appeared has ended) in manga-form along with a short summary of the character and his death, and at the end, you´ll vote which you think was the ultimate death (whether that means it was the saddest or most impactful or most satisfying death is up to you).
After one day, I´ll check who got the most votes and make a little comp about him. I´ll continue this with the next parts, planing to make a poll every 2 weeks, but should this get thumbed to -10, i´ll just delete it and never bring it up again. Sounds good? Then lets start the fun!
CONTESTANT No. 1: DARIO BRANDO
Born in 1827, Dario Brando is the father of Dio Brando. Witnessing the Joestar´s Carriage Crash in 1868, he tries to loot the wreckage, only to find George Joestar alive and believing him to be saving him. Being an abusive alcoholic, he forced his wife to work herself to death, even going as far as selling her wedding dress for booze. Before his death, he sends Dio to the Joestar family to let him be taken care of, not knowing it was him that poisoned him.
Death in Chapter 1: Prologue
CONTESTANT No. 2: DANNY
Danny was the Joestar family´s dog and truest friend of Jonathan Joestar. Being given to Jonathan by his father to cope with the loss of his mother, he and Danny build a relation of friendship and trust after Danny saved Jonathan from drowning. Since then, Danny has always been by Jojo I ´s side, no matter what the world threw at him. But after a fight between Jonathan and Dio, Danny was locked in the Household´s Incinerator by Dio and burned alive, dealing a painful blow to Jojo I´s heart.
Death in Chapter 5: Danny in Flames
CONTESTANT No. 3: DIO BRANDO THE HUMAN
Being born as the son of Dario Brando, Dio Brando is of low birth but amazing Intellect and Willpower, with the looks to go with it. Being brought to the Joestar mansion, Dio was aiming to be on top and to break the spirit of Jonathan at every opportunity, so that he could take the Joestar estate for his own. After a fight between the two, in which Jojo I came out on top, Dio played his friend while studying law at the Hugh Hudson Academy, which he planned to graduate as the top student. But after he gave George Joestar the same poison as his father and was found out by Jonathan with the help of Speedwagon, he used the stone mask to become a Vampire. Thus Dio the man died, and Dio the Vampire was born.
Death in Chapter 12: The Two Rings
CONTESTANT No.4: GEORGE JOESTAR
A kind and wealthy Trader, George Joestar lost his wife in a carriage chrash in 1868, he believed he and his son Jonathan were saved by Dario Brando. Wishing to make his son a true Gentleman, George was a loving father, but a severe teacher, becoming even stricter towards Jonathan when Dio came to the Joestar family. Falling ill when Dio began poisoning him, he trusted Jonathan, who wanted to keep Dio out of the house while searching for the poison seller. Once he returned, Dio planned to stab Jonathan and use his blood to activate the stone mask, only for George to jump in and take the blade, ending up killing him in his weakened state, but not before having one last heart-felt exchange with his son.
Death in Chapter 12: The Two Rings
CONTESTANT No.5: JACK THE RIPPER
A serial killer who haunts the streets of London, Jack played the Gentleman to get unsuspecting girls away with him only to cruelly stab them to death. After one of his murder trips, he is encountered by Dio the Vampire, who turns him into one of his undead minions. When Jojo I, Zeppeli and Speedwagon go to Whindknights Lot to face Dio, they are attacked by Jack, who kills both the driver and the horses, but retreats when being wounded by Zeppeli´s Hamon Wave Kick. Encountering Jonathan alone, he uses an old Torture instrument to kill him, but is ultimately defeated by Jonathan after he mastered the Hamon Overdrive.
Death in Chapter 23: Northern Wind and Vikings
CONTESTANT No.6: BRUFORD THE BLACK KNIGHT
A man without relatives and training to become a knight along with Tarkus, Bruford was taken in by Mary Stuart, to whom he plegded his eternal loyalty. After Mary´s Husband died, Elizabeth I blamed her for his death, leading into a revolt against Mary and her imprisonment, while Bruford and Tarkus fought. Being her greatest dangers, Elizabeth made them the offer to spare Mary´s life if they both surrendered. But in their Execution, they were told of Mary´s death, dying while cursing the world. Dio, using that hatred, brought them back as his knights to fight Jonathan and friends. After a fierce battle with Jonathan, Bruford was struck with Jojo I´s Sunlight Yellow Overdrive and his pure human soul was revived, and in thank of being able to meet a man as great as Jonathan, gives him his sword and perishes, ready to meet his Queen.
Death in Chapter 30: Sleep as a Hero
CONTESTANT No.7: WILL ANTHONIO ZEPPELI
Born in 1838, Will A. Zeppeli was the son of a family of sholars, joining the archaeological group at his father's university and traveling the world. On one of his trips to Mexico, the find the stone mask, and his father gets turned into a Vampire by it. After jumping into the sea and nearly being devoured by his own father, Will is saved by the morning sun´s rays. Knowing that the stone mask is still out there, Zeppeli seeks a way to destroy the Vampires, finding it when he encounters a man able to heal the gravest of wounds with the strength of his Hamon. After studying under Tonpetty, Zeppeli sets out to find the Stone Mask, encountering Jonathan after hearing of the events at the Joestar estate. Taking the young man with him, he teaches him Hamon while they make their way to find Dio and the Stone Mask. While battling Tarkus, both he and Jonathan gets entangled in chains and he gets ripped in half, but is able to transfer his Hamon to Jonathan and allowing him to defeat Tarkus. In his last moments, he reminds Jonathan to defeat Dio and tells him that he is his hope.
Death in Chapter 35: Blast Him with Rage!
CONTESTANT No.8: TARKUS
Just like Bruford, Tarkus was one of Mary Stuarts loyal knights, but unlike the slim and agile Bruford, Tarkus was a giant musclebound man, even making Jonathan seem small. Along with Bruford, he was one of 5 men to complete the challenge of the 77 Rings, showing their impressive prowess. After being revived by Dio, Tarkus was standing guard over Zeppeli and Speedwagon while Bruford fought Jonathan, but started stomping on Brudfords remains after his defeat. After locking Jonathan into a Chain Neck Deathmatch, he shows his true nature and manages to both break Jonathan´s neck and rip Zeppeli in half with the chain. But after Jonathan frees himself of the chain around his neck, he defeats Tarkus with a Ripple filled with rage and sorrow.
Death in Chapter 35: Blast him with Rage!
CONTESTANT No.9: DOOBIE
Doobie is one of the many experiments of Dio, who created Zombie Hybrids of man and animal. Doobie wears a sack over his head to hide the snakes living in his body. After Poco´s Sister denies Dio´s offer of Zombification, he sends in Doobie to deal with her. Showing his violent nature, he quickly attacks her and rips her clothes apart, but luckily Jonathan and companions are already there and able to save her. Being bitten and poisoned by the snakes, Jonathan repels the poisoned blood and sends a ripple into the snakes who then start devouring Doobie.
Death in Chapter 37: The Monster Doobie
CONTESTANT No.10: DIRE
Friend and fellow student under Hamon Master Tonpetty, Dire travels to Windknights Lot after receiving a letter from Zeppeli asking for help in defeating Dio and the stone mask. Arriving shortly after Zeppeli´s death, he ask Jonathan to face off against Dio first, in order to avenge his friend. Showing his incredible mastery of Hamon, but is still no match for Dio´s Instant Freezing technique. Before his demise, he throws a Hamon-infused rose at Dio´s eye, showing Jonathan a way to defeat his freezing technique.
Death in Chapter 38: Thunder Cross Split Attack
CONTESTANT No. 11: WANG CHAN
A chinese man doing business on Ogre Street, Wang Chan was dealing in both fortune telling and poison making, giving Dio the tools to both kill his own father and dangerously hurting Geoge Joestar´s health. After Jonathan and Dios´ Battle at the Joestar estate, Wang plans to steal the stone mask, only to be turned into a zombie by the severely wounded Dio. Being his first servant, Wang attacks Jonathan while he is still being taught the use of Hamon by Zeppeli, but is being easily beaten by him, after which he warns his master. He is not seen until the defeat of Dio in Windknights Lot, after which he and his master board the same ship as Jonathan and Erina. After a fatal blow by Dio´s Space Ripper, Wang Chan tries to behead Jonathan, but is defeated by his final Ripple.
Death in Chapter 43: The Final Ripple!
CONTESTANT No. 12: JONATHAN JOESTAR
Born on April 4, 1868, Jonathan was the son of George Joestar and his wife, who died in a carriage crash the same year. Being taught in the way of the Gentleman, Jonathan is a courageous and well-meaning young man. Trying to become friends with Dio when they first met, they quickly become rivals when Dio makes his plans of superiority clear. After studying at the Hugh Hudson Academy, he further studies the stone mask, allowing Dio to fidnd out the secret behind it. After losing his father and battling Dio in their burning home, Jonathan is nursed back to health by his first and only love, Erina Pendleton. After his recovery, he encounters Will A. Zeppeli, who tells him more about the stone mask and prepares him for his next encounter against Dio by teaching him Hamon. After defeating Dio with the help of many allies, Jonathan returns home and marries Erina, only to set sail towards America for their Honeymoon. On the ship, he encounters Wang Chan and the head of his former nemesis, Dio, who wishes to take over his body. After being deadly wounded, he manages to defeat Wang and lead him to blow up the ship, and in his final living moments, says goodbye to his wife and embraces Dio while thinking that they truly are two as one, and their intertwined fates ending together with this ship.
Death in Chapter 44: Into Oblivion [Fire and Ice, Jonathan and Dio(6) ]
Now with that out of the way, it´s time to vote:
Ultimate Death in Part 1
Dio Brando (Human)
Jack the Ripper
Bruford the Black Knight
Will Anthonio Zeppeli
And with this, I bid you pleasant dreams and a good night