JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is an epic shonen/seinen series written by Hirohiko Araki. The series is divided into several parts, and each part focuses on a different protagonist and antagonist. Currently, Araki is writing part 7, or JoJolion. Though the manga isn’t finished, plenty of fans still love the series for what it currently offers.
Like many popular anime, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has its own power system. For the first two parts, Hamon was the preferred power, but Araki later changed it to what are known as Stands. Each Stand is unique, and has a distinct ability that separates them from the others. However, not all are created equal — some Stands are more powerful than others.
Updated on April 9, 2023, by Suzail Ahmad: Hirohiko Araki has already started working on JOJOLands. The new project has already released two chapters, and a third is on the way. The new installment is in its early stages, but fans have already seen plenty of action involving the main characters. JOJOLands also has Stands, which is hardly surprising. Ever since their introduction, Stands have mesmerized the audience with their unique powers and designs. Given there are nine different JoJo parts now, it is not surprising to find many powerful Stands. Araki’s ingenuity has allowed him to come up with new ideas for Stands that have unimaginable power. With the availability of so many powerful Stands in the series, one of the most common questions is: which are the strongest Stands in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure?
25 The Grateful Dead
- Causes biological aging
- Can cover a large area
The Grateful Dead is a long-range Stand that is capable of wreaking havoc in a very short time. The Stand accelerates aging in living beings, causing them to grow old both physically and mentally. The Grateful Dead can attack people over a large range, or it can directly turn a single person old by touching them.
The Stand’s ability to affect people in a vast area paves the way for its user to massacre all of them quite easily. The Stand does have a few drawbacks, which include its ability to affect even allies and its inability to fight more powerful close-range Stands.
24 The Hand
- Can erase things from existence
The Hand is a powerful Stand that debuted in Diamond is Unbreakable. The Stand belongs to Nijimura Okuyasu, who is a stereotypical airhead, and for this reason, the Stand’s power is severely limited. The Hand does not have a complicated ability, but rather a simple (yet powerful) ability to erase anything from existence.
Anything that comes in contact with the right hand of the Stand is completely eradicated. This includes all kinds of objects. The Stand has a few weaknesses, such as how it only works with the right hand and that it’s rather slow in speed. But, under the control of a capable user, these disadvantages wouldn’t matter.
23 Stone Free
- Can create strings from itself via unravelling
- Extremely versatile
Stone Free is the Stand of Jolyne Cujoh, the main protagonist of Stone Ocean. She awakened the Stand after she cut herself with a piece of the Stand Arrow while inside the prison. At first, Jolyne did not understand the power of her Stand, but with time, she managed to master it completely.
The Stand can unravel parts of its body in the form of threads to increase its attacking range and perform other tasks. But, if the Stand is unraveled too much, it loses physical power. When the Stand is not unraveling itself, it remains extremely powerful, launching punches that badly damage the body of another person. So, Jolyne has to be careful while picking a strategy for a fight.
22 Purple Haze
Purple Haze is among the stand-out powers in Golden Wind. The Stand belongs to Pannacotta Fugo, a member of Bucciarati’s Gang. Purple Haze is a dual-edged sword that can affect both the enemies and the allies, which is why Fugo is always reluctant to use it in combat.
The Stand is armed with a deadly flesh-eating virus that turns a person’s body into goo in a matter of seconds. The Stand also has decent physical power, making it one of the more balanced Stands in the story.
21 Chariot Requiem
Chariot Requiem is the evolved form of Polnareff’s Silver Chariot. The Stand came into being after Silver Chariot was stabbed by the Stand Arrow, which also resulted in Polnareff’s death. Chariot Requiem was motivated by one thing and one thing only: to protect the Stand Arrow at all costs.
It is an automatic Stand that is endowed with the power of regeneration, allowing it to reattach limbs. The Stand’s power affects all the living beings in the area, including Stands. Chariot Requiem’s most deadly ability is being able to bring about a metamorphosis in every single person in the world.
20 Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a unique-looking Stand that belongs to Tamaki Damo. The Stand has multiple hands, which not only gives it a cool appearance but also allows the Stand to leave fingerprints on several surfaces.
Any individual who comes in contact with these fingerprints has their body softened. They lose their rigidity, causing them to liquefy, and turn into a puddle of flesh. The targets are left completely defenseless and at the mercy of Damo, who can take his time torturing them. The biggest shortcoming of the Stand is its limited range. If a person manages to leave its vicinity, they immediately turn back to normal.
19 Diver Down
- Can Restructure solids
- Store attacks on surfaces
Diver Down is the Stand of Anasui, who is an important character in Stone Ocean. The Stand has a limited range, but makes up for it with its incredible physical abilities. Diver Down has two special powers that make it among the best Stands in the series.
It can store its strikes on any surface, and they can be released on Anasui’s commands. This is an effective method of catching opponents off guard. The other ability of the Stand is to phase through solids and rearrange them completely.
18 Soft and Wet
- Powerful physically
- Works with spin that produces special bubbles
Soft and Wet is the Stand of Josuke Higashikata. It is strong in melee combat, and it can dominate most Stands in a physical fight. Soft and Wet can create bubbles that can steal away properties of other objects.
The Stand also has some qualities of Yoshikage Kira’s Stand, so it can produce minor explosions with the help of the bubbles. Finally, the most powerful attribute of the Stand is its ability to create bubbles that go beyond regular physics. These bubbles spin at an incredible speed which makes them “non-existent” and allows them to bypass the defenses of Stands such as Wonder of U.
17 Green Day
- Produces mold that can destroy an entire city
Green Day belongs to Cioccolata, a member of Passione. He was originally a doctor, who performed sick and sordid experiments on his patients. Even Diavolo was cautious about sending him on a mission.
Cioccolata’s Green Day is a close-range Stand that can wipe out entire cities in no time. The Stand produces mold, which starts to attack any living thing which moves from a high to low altitude. Even seemingly innocuous activities, such as picking up keys, can be fatal.
16 Wonder of U
- Manipulates calamities
- Cannot be attacked
Wonder of U has a case of being the strongest Stand in the series. It is a sentient Stand that can function on its own. Wonder of U possesses a number of abilities that make it an extremely dangerous stand. It can create illusions of itself, which can confuse the target.
However, the biggest strength of the Stand is its ability to manipulate calamities. Any person who harbors any kind of negative intentions toward the Stand is affected by calamities. To activate the Stand, a person must have looked at its back, while it was in its human form.
15 White Album
- Can freeze things instantly
- Increases the user’s strength and speed
White Album is arguably one of the most underrated Stands in the series and was wielded by Ghiaccio, a member of the Hitman Squad. Instead of appearing separately as most Stands, White Album appears as a suit that covers Ghiaccio’s entire body.
The Stand is able to freeze anything in its surroundings. While using Gently Wipes, it can bring the temperature down to -251°C, and at this point, can freeze air itself. Furthermore, White Album also increases Ghiaccio’s strength and speed. The only real weakness of the Stand is that it has an open hole at the back of its neck.
- Capable of erasing anything from existence
- Protects the user from harm
Vanilla Ice was one of the penultimate villains in Stardust Crusaders. His stand, Cream is among the most lethal Stands in the series. The Stand allows the user to enter its mouth, where they remain safe from any potential harm. Within its mouth lies a different dimension, and anything except the user will be consumed and disintegrated by its power.
The only real drawback of this Stand is that the user can’t see what’s going on outside unless they take their head out of the stand’s mouth.
13 Heaven’s Door
- Can make opponents obey every command
Heaven’s Door is the Stand of Kishibe Rohan, one of the main characters in Diamond is Unbreakable. The Stand has incredible potential for growth. With Heaven’s Door, Rohan is able to learn about his opponent’s strengths and weaknesses.
He can even write commands on the bodies of his opponents, which will be carried out as long as they are within the limits of the human body. However, the Stand lacks the physical strength to fight against other close-range Stands, and a person who is blinded by emotions won’t be affected by Rohan’s power.
- Grants invisibility
- Allows the user to manipulate magnetic metals
Risotto Nero’s Metallica is different from most of the Stands in the series, as it operates in colonies. The Stand has the power to manipulate iron using magnetism.
Risotto uses his stand to manipulate iron inside the target’s body, creating sharp objects. Using up iron inside the target’s body causes the hemoglobin levels to plummet, resulting in a slow and agonizing death. Metallica can also turn its user invisible by sticking iron particles on their body, which causes the body to reflect light. It’s an incredibly versatile Stand, which is a big part of what makes it powerful.
11 Bohemian Rhapsody
- Huge range of attack
- Brings fictional characters into reality
There is no better Stand at causing untold chaos than Bohemian Rhapsody. The stand’s range is astounding; it is capable of affecting the entire world with its power. The Stand can bring fictional characters to life with its power.
Any person who meets a character that they adore ends up being dragged into the character’s story. There is no other way to defeat Bohemian Rhapsody except for creating a fictional character that would eliminate the other fictional characters, and thus effectively canceling the Stand’s power.
10 Killer Queen
- Creates two types of bombs
- Capable of creating time loops
Killer Queen belongs to Yoshikage Kira, the main antagonist of the arc Diamond is Unbreakable. The Stand isn’t the strongest in terms of physical power, but it overcomes this shortcoming with its unique ability to create bombs by touching the surface of an object or a person.
Killer Queen has two types of bombs: Sheer Heart Attack, a long-range bomb; and Bites The Dust, which Kira can plant inside the body of another individual. The latter stays inside the body of the individual, and explodes when Kira’s identity is revealed. The explosion creates a time loop, rewinding time by half an hour.
9 Notorious B.I.G
- Stand activates after user’s death
- Absorbs energy to grow
Notorious B.I.G is an autonomous Stand that can function even after its user’s death. The Stand activates once the user expires, and then it feeds off energy to grow in size. It can also absorb Stand energy, which makes it immune to Stand attacks.
The Stand can be impaled and diced into smaller pieces, but due to its power of regeneration, it cannot die. However, Notorious B.I.G is not unbeatable, and it can be bypassed since it doesn’t have a user.
8 The World
The World is a powerful Stand that belongs to DIO, who has some of the most iconic poses in the anime, making him easy to identify. The Stand boasts of a very high offensive power, which gives it the edge in a 1v1.
The World is among the few stands that have the ability to stop time. DIO was able to stop time for a maximum of nine seconds in Stardust Crusaders, and he admitted that this duration would continue to increase over time. The ability to control time is immensely powerful in any universe, making this Stand hard to contend with.
7 Star Platinum
- Incredibly strong in close combat
- Can briefly stop time
The best-known Stand in the series, Star Platinum belongs to Jotaro Kujo, one of the main characters in the show. Star Platinum outshines most other Stands in the series in terms of speed and power.
The Stand has incredible precision and eyesight, which allows it to carry out attacks that are nigh impossible for others. In addition to its incredible physical prowess, Star Platinum can also stop time for five seconds — always an incredible feat.
6 King Crimson
- Predicts the future and erases time
King Crimson is the Stand of Diavolo, Passione’s former boss. The Stand has two overwhelming abilities that can end a fight in a matter of seconds. The first is Epitaph, which allows the user to predict the future, giving them an incredible advantage.
The second is its ability to erase time. With this power, Diavolo can dodge any kind of attack and immediately put himself in a position of advantage. Then, with the physical strength of the Stand, Diavolo can easily kill his opponent with one well-placed attack.