Hey guys I’m back with the one and only JoJo’s Diamond is Unbreakable! This series continues to shine and capture my constant attention.
This week we have part one of “Red Hot Chili Pepper,” or what crunchy roll is dubbing “Chili Pepper”. Either way, I am about to keel over from the Joseph hype.
I suppose since Chili Pepper is finally getting some screen time, I should take a moment to apply my Stand formula. Chili Pepper is very prideful and arrogant despite his lack of courage. Chili Pepper will go down as one of the more dishonorable opponents in the JoJo series. Unlike opponents such as Wamu, Stroheim, and Bruford, Chili Pepper had no reservations when it comes to playing dirty. I find it quite safe to assume that the unknown user is similar. Since the stand is electricity based, the user most likely excells in computers, and may be socially awkward or impaired (like OCD or ADHD). The user could also possibly be a sociopath or psychopath. When he is finally revealed, maybe I can figure a backstory for them.
As far as a JoJo’s villain goes, Chili Pepper is pretty much average. The difference that makes him powerful is quite dependent on the relative stand power in the area. As we know, Jotaro and Joseph have extremely overpowered stands. Last season, Jotaro struggles quite a lot with facing extremely powerful stands. This season, with the theme of suburban horror, the stands are far less overpowered and scary, in fact many of their powers would have left them easily dead last season. Chili Pepper is an exception, in that he would still be considered fairly powerful in among last season’s stands, however, he is easily the strongest enemy in this season because all the other stands are pretty lame. Either way, Chili Pepper does not seem to be a push over.
I also like the framing used to indicate Chili Pepper’s presence when Jotaro was telling the boys that Joseph is coming to town. The low angle shots from the motorcycle’s perspective sent the message quite well.
The rest of this episode was devoted to developing Okuyasu a little bit. We know well by now that Okuyasu is the butt of almost every joke in this show. The dense ones always end up like this. Anyways, after the comedic reveal and back and fourth between Okuyasu and Chili Pepper, we are presented an interesting conflict within Okuyasu. Okuyasu is still obviously upset by his brother’s death, even though he saw it coming. Especially in action shows, the idiot character tends to be left alone in terms of development and backstory. often times they only exist for comedic relief from drama. JoJo’s is different, and I offer great praise, because it develops even the most ridiculous of characters. Polnareff ended up being a fantastic character, despite his goofy and dense personality. Joseph also had a number of silly personality quirks, and was still developed to the nines. Needless to say, Okuyasu learned from his encounter with Chili Pepper, and I would bet that the JoJos and Koichi will let Okuyasu land the final blow.
I hope you enjoyed my writing this week and get pumped for next week because JOSEPH AKA THE BEST JOJO IS COMING!