Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders S2 – 19

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Be sure to water your Iggy and Polnareff regularly after you plant them

This episode was intense so I want to make this intro as short as possible. All I have to say is that next week’s post will be a bit later than usual because I’ll be at an anime convention (Anime North). Sorry to leave you hanging on such an important cliffhanger!

I’m so used to everyone making it through by the skin of their teeth that I forgot people could actually die in this show. Even Avdol’s past “death” was a farce, leading me to become wary about truly accepting a character death until the bitter end. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised If Polnareff and an armless Avdol were just chilling in the shadow realm, waiting for Iggy to free them from their boring prison. That’s just how skeptical I’ve become. I don’t want to be fooled twice! But really, I hope they follow through with actually killing them off, because it makes the story that much more bittersweet. I love Polnareff – but it makes a better story for someone like him to die while a rotten dog like Iggy lives on.

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A friendship forged in face farts

It’s weird that after all the farting and hair tearing that Iggy would suddenly be framed as a noble canine. The shift is just so sudden I don’t fully buy it. I just see this Iggy as another dog who accidentally switched places with him. Even his facial features look a bit different from the original, asshole Iggy. I really wish he had been this useful and focused in the beginning of the story, instead of a jerk with flatulence. If they had killed Iggy, I would have cheered for joy. I don’t care about a bratty dog learning the meaning of friendship and suddenly bonding with Polnareff after being a troll for so long.

My inherent dislike for Iggy aside (at least he got better!), this was a great episode. Most of the Jojo villains are a little messed up in the brains department, but Vanilla Ice is another level of crazy. His obsession with Dio makes him extremely dangerous…and creepy. What did Dio do to deserve such unwavering devotion? I get the feeling Dio did absolutely nothing aside from be…well..Dio. And that makes it even creepier that Vanilla Ice would throw his life away for a stranger. Dio doesn’t even require that level of strictness, but Vanilla Ice has decided on his own that things like destroying a figure in the image of Dio is sacrilegious. If Dio let Hol Horse try and assassinate him because he thought it was cute, I doubt he’d mind much about Vanilla Ice punching a sand sculpture that looks like him. But Vanilla Ice has his own set of rigid morals that he needs to uphold.

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The brain stem controls all your vital functions and this dude keeps trucking after it’s pierced *shudders*

Iggy and Polnareff got really beat up here, and it was disheartening to see Polnareff actually run out of ideas. This is the time where you would expect him to think of a wonderful plan or for his friends to appear or even for Iggy to muster up enough willpower to do something. Anything! But no…it’s not meant to be. You can’t win every time and fate can be cruel. It’s sad but it looks like Polnareff is gone now. I have no clue how Iggy will fight back given that his bones are all broken, so he might be next. Cream is a vicious Stand – definitely one of the more ominous ones as opposed to the gimmicky, fun ones.

RIP Polanreff. Unless you’re actually still alive. Ughh Araki, stop playing with my heart like this!

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 I’ll miss your hair, buddy.


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12 Responses to “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders S2 – 19”

  1. skylion says:

    Vanilla Ice…Cream….::facepalms::

    So much hate for Iggy! That’s OK, just more shitty ass dog love to go around for me…yeah, I just said that…

    Please rise and pray silence for the passing of JPP. His hair alone should have stopped the Cream rampage, but alas the style was found wanting in the face of absolute pwnage. But that which is dead, shall not die! I’m sure a bunch of wankers said that in Game of Thrones….

    • Overcooled says:

      I…I actually didn’t catch that pun until you spelled it out for me…

      Yeah, I don’t like him and I’m very vocal about it. Nasty, even. You can have him!

  2. Samsura says:

    “The Real dimension of Darkness is in Vanilla Ice’s head!”
    So true, life does influence art.
    I mean, considering Dio resurrected Vanilla Ice after he chopped off his own head! it makes sense for him to be a bit loyal. Aside from Polnareff’s internal quiz, this was probably the most tense the show has been so far. Vampire Chariot race has nothing on Vanilla Ice.

    • Overcooled says:

      I feel like even Dio thinks Vanilla Ice needs to chill more.

      Okay, I admittedly liked the chariot race more but this was still pretty damn good. Polnareff is my favourite Stardust Crusaders character so I’m glad he got a touching (and intense!) battle and went out with a bang.

    • skylion says:

      Vanilla Ice gives you…brain freeze! If he was played by Ahnold…

  3. skylion says:

    Be sure to water your Iggy and Polnareff regularly after you plant them

    more like…

  4. Namaewoinai says:

    Is this the end of The Silver Knight…TO BE CONTINUED!

    Anyways, As for the (Ahem) Beating the Pup to the Death, I Remember when i playing the arcade, There is a certain move that vanilla ice had and exactly the same doing as this episode! except it’s kinda bit fast!

    • Overcooled says:

      What a horrible cliffhanger ;_;

      You know a villain is bad when kicking puppies is one of their signature moves…even in arcade games!

  5. Foshizzel says:

    Vanilla Ice you are a jerk for kicking Iggy! Damn you!!

    • Overcooled says:

      Of course a villain with a silly name like Vanilla Ice is the biggest jerk of them all.

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