Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders S2 Episode 18: The Miasma of the Void, Cool Ice, Part I
Ice ice baby
I don’t care that the subtitles say Cool Ice, I fucking heard what Dio said loud and clear. VANILLA ICE?! VANILLA ICE. REALLY?! Are you fucking kidding me, Araki? Are you kidding me. I literally had to pause the video just to laugh at that, this is too much for me. Vanilla Ice…and you literally had another guy named Billie Jean. This is so amazing. I can take ACDC, but Vanilla Ice of all people. It’s just so…
Okay. So last week we left off with Jotaro declaring what kind of pitch he was going to make. D’Arby reads Jotaro’s soul and sees that he’s not lying. So he pitches, it goes the way he says it will, and then at the last minute, it changes, and D’Arby misses. This goes on and on, confusing D’Arby. He gets up to check the console and controls, but everything seems normal. Jotaro even admits he’s cheating, but D’Arby can’t figure it out. With all this messing with his mind, he accidentally releases Kakyoin’s soul, and he admits defeat. It turns out, it was Joseph that was controlling the game. After Jotaro took off his hat, that was probably the cue to Joseph about his plan, and so they played like that without D’Arby noticing. Like a certain someone said, it’s not cheating when you’re not caught. Jotaro does the “ora ora” thing (lol), and Terrence is out. Jotaro punches him through a wall, and the boys go that way to get out.
We pick up with Polnareff and Avdol. They make a deal, that they go inside the mansion and not burn it down. They also agree not to help each other out. If something were to happen to them, they have to do whatever to make it to Dio, even if it means leaving them behind. They don’t have much time until Holly’s estimated death, so they got to do whatever it takes. Ohhhh…if only Avdol knew what he was getting himself in to. So they cautiously go in, and Magician’s Red uses some sort of technique where it creates some sort of flame compass, that can sense humans, animals, and Stands. So far everything is fine, until Iggy kills someone with The Fool, a man hiding in one of the pillars of the mansion. And when he dies, their surroundings change to reveal the interior of a stereotypical mansion. The place was under an illusion all along. They walk off, until Avdol notices writing on a pillar, that says, “After reading this and turning around, you will die”. What I found interesting about this was that the writing was in Japanese. It could have been in Arabic or something, it’s not like Avdol is Japanese. But I have A LOT of questions about the language thing in Stardust Crusaders, I’m just going to let this slide.
He never should have turned around, but he did, and got swallowed up by a Stand. A Stand, probably the last Stand user after Dio. This guy named Vanilla Ice, who we briefly saw before speaking to Dio that D’Arby had been defeated. He offered his blood to Dio, by chopping his own head off, but Dio revived him with his own blood. His Stand is rather…disturbing. I’m guessing it just eats people? In a disgusting manner (where I was eating breakfast mind you), the Stand ate Vanilla Ice, then proceeded to eat its own legs? And now it’s just…floating. It’s nasty. Avdol turns around, and we don’t see this part, but he gets eaten by the Stand. Neither he, or the flame, or Polnareff and Iggy sensed him. But we got a hint from Dio, saying his Stand isn’t even part of their world. So that’s more terrifying. Hearing Avdol’s screams, Polnareff and Iggy turn around to see both of Avdol’s arms on the floor, and the Stand appears.
Vanilla Ice says Avdol’s dead. Cliffhanger. From start to finish with this guy, he gave me the creeps. Especially his Stand. And people have been warning me with this guy…I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m scared. Avdol already “died” before, I don’t need that again. It’s just that it was so sudden…again. But really, main characters getting killed isn’t so rare in this series. I’m still not over Caesar’s death y’know. Man…