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Hermit Purple, Heirophant Green, Star Platinum, Silver Chariot, Magician's Red and The Fool from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part III: Stardust Crusaders

Stand Definition

The Stand (スタンド Sutando) is a supernatural power unique to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

A Stand is an entity psychically generated by its proprietor, generally referred to as a Stand User (スタンド使い Sutando Tsukai). It is viewed as a physical manifestation of the User's fighting spirit. A Stand generally presents itself as a figure hovering near the user and possesses abilities beyond that of an ordinary human, which, depending on the Stand User, can be wielded for good or evil.

(Sourced from the JoJo Bizarre Adventure Encylcopedia, visit for more information on the series)

The following information will clarify about the stands uses and application.

Uses

  • Selective Intangibility: Stands can only be affected by other Stands, they are selectively intangible when interacting with the world around them. You cannot touch or walk into a Stand. Inversely, they can affect the environment around them. This means they can touch you while you are unable to touch them. This is applied to all Stands by default unless it is the type that is bound to an object.
  • Non-Corporeal and Pseudo- Abstract Existence (Type 3): Stands are defined as personifications of "life energy" or "spiritual energy" whose abilities are given visual form. Stand also represent the manifestation of an individual's innate "fighting spirit" and embodies, to an extent, the individual's psyche. However, Stands may also derive through the exploration of possibilities and expression of the mind, in which case, only a large amount of mental strength is required. The destruction or damage of a Stand is not permanent and can be restored and forgotten about by simply re-manifesting it (though, destroying the Stand usually means death for the user). Furthermore Stands have demonstrated the ability to interact with ghosts, a traditionally non-corporeal figure in fiction. This isn't applied to stands like Love Deluxe.
  • Size Manipulation: Users possess the ability to shrink their Stands to a microscopic level, but the one time it was shown, Polnareff indicated that it was difficult to manipulate the Stand at such a subtle level and that it was taxing to maintain the small size, making that property impractical in most cases.

Note: About the physiology for the stands that are physical or corporeal, it should be taken on a case by case basis, since they are very different. If possible, specify which skills they do not have.

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