Steel Ball Run

chapter number

Steel Ball Run


Japanese Name


Reading: Steel Ball Run


Sutīru Bōru Ran


Action, Adventure, Supernatural, Drama, Historical, Sports, Western

Years Released

( WSJ )
2005-2011 ( UJ ) Flag of Japan.svg 20042005-2011


SBR volume 1 – 24 Volume 81 – 104SBR Volume 1 – 24



95 chapters, SBR Ch. 1

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This story relates how I got up on my feet. Not in the physical term, but how I went from adolescence to adulthood.
—Johnny Joestar, SBR Chapter 3

Steel Ball Run ( スティール・ボール・ラン, Sutīru Bōru Ran ) is the one-seventh partially of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2004 and in Ultra Jump between 2005 and 2011. set in the United States in 1890, the floor follows Johnny Joestar, a paraplegic ex-jockey, and Gyro Zeppeli, master in a mystic art named the Spin, as they compete with a huge number of others in the Steel Ball Run race : a mad-dash across America for a thousand trophy of 50 million dollars. Steel Ball Run describes a new continuity apart from that detailed in Part 1-6 of the series. On top of core features to JoJo such as Stands, the report is marked by many references to the original series .

Plot Summary

The Steel Ball Run Race

For keeping english literature, Sandman is forced to flee his tribe. He cryptically outpaces his pursuers on horseback and escapes thanks to a cryptic office. Sandman meets his baby near a cliff whose wall is covered in cryptic ball-shaped holes and shows her a newspaper headline regarding the at hand Steel Ball Run slipstream.
Steven Steel, showman, holds a compress conference to present the Steel Ball Run : a multi-staged horse subspecies across America with a august prize of $ 50,000,000. respective contestants are coming from all over the global : among the favorites is Mountain Tim the cowboy, Dot Han the Mongolian horseman, and the british jockey Diego Brando. however, evening stranger people like the emancipated Pocoloco and Sandman are coming .
Gyro Zeppeli is introduced as he registers his entry. He challenges a thief in a duel and makes him shoot himself by throwing a Steel Ball at his opponent ‘s shoulder. matter to, a bystander in a wheelchair touches the hush spinning Steel Ball in its holster, and momentarily stands up. That man ‘s name is Johnny Joestar, a early flair jockey who became paraplegic after a junior-grade fight, ruining his life. Amazed at the miracle of the Steel Balls, Johnny insists that the italian reveals him their clandestine but Gyro refuses. Johnny buys a horse anyhow and enters the slipstream. As the race nears its beginning, Gyro, impressed that Johnny dares come to the start pipeline still dragged off by his horse, gives him a trace about spinning. merely as the slipstream begins, Johnny manages to mount his cavalry .

The Race Begins

The Steel Ball Run begins. Steven and extra guest board a discipline to follow the beginning stage. As the racers begin to move, Steel explains that the race is divided into nine stages separated by checkpoint cities. Gyro promptly goes ahead of the racers and amazingly beats two of the favorites, Urmd Avdol and Diego, thanks to the exponent of his Steel Balls. He is then quickly challenged by Pocoloco, encouraged by his Hey Ya ! and emboldened by his eldritch luck. Gyro tries to stop him but alone oversee to slightly endanger Sandman as the indian on the spur of the moment appears climbing down a cliff. Using a unique run proficiency, Sandman becomes the frontrunner but Gyro, Pocoloco, Johnny and Diego cope to catch up. The race in a huffy dart where proficiency, fortune and survival rock the consequence for a bite just earlier Gyro turns his cape into a sail to catch the rear wind, Gyro inexorably seizes the first place .

interlude : Steven Steel ‘s past

Main article: SBR Extra Chapter 1, (Bonus) How the Race Got Started

Steven Steel ‘s colored past is explored. It is revealed that the Steel Ball Run slipstream was foremost imagined by Lucy Steel, then a youthful female child who suggested the mind to a down-on-his-time Steven. Waking up from a bibulous grogginess, Steven was then approached by a group of sponsors who were interest in the event and proposed to finance it, making Steven full-bodied again. Grateful for Lucy, and realizing she looked like his first gear sleep together, he subsequently married her .

The west : first Battles

A Bloodthirsty rival

The first gear stage ended, Gyro suddenly receives a penalty ascribable to having endangered Sandman ‘s life earlier in the race. He is relegated to the twenty-first place. After exacting a petit larceny retaliation by ruining Steven ‘s party, Gyro accepts to have Johnny follow him and teaches him a first example : what matters is the Steel Ball ‘s Spin itself. meanwhile, Steven and his wife Lucy are brought to a mangle scene, showing that contestants are murdering the contest. The local Sheriff calls the celebrated cowboy Mountain Tim to help who memorizes the quoits prints and besides falls in beloved with Lucy. The second stage of the Steel Ball Run begins, this time, the racers have to cross 1,200 kilometer of desert. Gyro immediately takes a dangerous shortcut and Johnny has no option but to follow him. The duet is then attacked by chap racer Mrs. Robinson who uses explosive cactus to harass them. however, Gyro promptly defeats Robinson with the lapp cholla. After finding Mrs. Robinson ‘s cavalry, Tim sees that the horseshoes do n’t match. late, Johnny and Gyro make camp and Johnny makes some advance in the Spin. They are then attacked by Andre, Benjamin and L. A. Boom Boom, and Gyro realizes that his stage was magnetized by the Stand Tomb of the Boom. After a brief fight, Gyro and Johnny flee but are sprayed with Andre ‘s lineage. Benjamin disguises himself as Johnny Joestar, confronting Mountain Tim who reveals his Stand Oh ! Lonesome Me. Benjamin successfully plants some of his blood on Tim and pushes him to think Johnny is the murderer. Mountain Tim catches up to Johnny and Gyro, and the three of them realize that they are affected by the magnetism. Tim presents his power he calls a Stand, which he acquired by stepping into a Devil ‘s Palm, a moving phenomenon granting people Stands. Benjamin Boom Boom uses his stand to immobilize them and kill them. But Johnny then awakens his own Stand, Tusk, as they were in the Devil ‘s Palm without realizing it. Johnny kills Benjamin and incapacitates L.A., who reveals that they were hired to kill Gyro and is promptly left in the defect. At Johnny ‘s imperativeness, since Gyro reveals his past. He is a citizen of the Kingdom of Naples, who has learned the Spin from his don and has worked as an executioner. For his first execution, Gyro had to behead Marco, a little boy condemned by bare association with a faithless lord. Gyro objected at Marco ‘s execution and frankincense was proposed to participate to the Steel Ball Run rush, as winning could spur the King to proclaim a general amnesty, otherwise the prize money was enough to pay for Marco ‘s appeal. Gyro accepted. Some time later, a terrorist from Naples named Oyecomova arrives at a relay village cook to kill Gyro as retaliation against the kingdom. Mountain Tim confronts Oyecomova but is incapacitated by his Stand Boku no Rhythm wo Kiitekure ‘s explosive might. The fight becomes a raceway toward the Zombie Horse, a bring around detail sent for Gyro. After a long pastime up a river, a combination attack from Johnny and Gyro manages to take Oyecomova devour, and the duet continues the race .

interlude : Gyro Zeppeli ‘s motivation

Main article: SBR Chapter 24, Interlude

The accurate circumstances leading Gyro to want to appeal to Marco ‘s execution are unveiled. After a prisoner revolts and Gyro was forced to restrain her, Marco took his pouch and tried to fix it, at the other executioner ‘s anger but Gyro realized that Marco did n’t deserve his prison term, leading him to him participating in the Steel Ball Run race. In the deliver, Gyro and Johnny retrieve the Zombie Horse and heal Gyro ‘s leg injury with it .

The real Goal of the SBR

A flashback presents Joseph of Arimathea, a man who descended Jesus Christ from the Cross. Joseph of Arimathea drew a map depicting an stranger country and several points of interest. Johnny and Gyro are attacked by Fritz von Stroheim, who is disposed of. Johnny, appalled at the frequency of the attacks since the money prize can not justify these, on the spur of the moment realizes that his leave weapon contains a mummify weapon. interim, Steven Steel discusses with Funny Valentine, President of the United States. With Joseph of Arimathea ‘s Map in his possession, Valentine covets the relic known as the Saint ‘s Corpse. About to reach Monument Valley, the duet is attacked again by Pork Pie Hat Kid, one of Valentine ‘s Subordinates. He captures Gyro and isolates Johnny in the open but Johnny ‘s Stand, Tusk, appears to help his drug user escape the hook once then tells him “ Movere Crus ”, before disappearing. Johnny realizes the Steel Ball Run ‘s true function. Johnny manages to reach Gyro and the Napolitan foils a last undertake by the enemy to take the Corpse Parts. Having seen his legs being influenced by Tusk, Johnny subsequently diverts his attention on the Saint ‘s Corpse and convinces Gyro to help him. During the concluding dash of the second stage between the top racers, Johnny discovers the placement of the following Corpse Part. He distracts Gyro with it, leading to Diego taking the 1st place, Johnny the second position, Sandman the third place, and Gyro the 4th. Gyro ‘s angry, but the subspecies immediately moves on to the third stage : 517 km through the Rocky Mountains. interim, Lucy Steel discovers Valentine ‘s plot and sees the Heart in his possession. Gyro and Johnny meet with Diego who ‘s acting queerly since an earlier fall. As night falls, they take protection in a greenwich village. But soon, Diego transforms into a bird of prey and attacks Gyro and Johnny. His kinetic vision gives him an edge against Gyro and Johnny ‘s projectile based attacks and they can only flee, only to discover the whole village has been transformed excessively. Diego ‘s backstory is revealed : he once spent his youth working on a grow with his mother, but the bad discussion they received and his mother ‘s death made Diego resentful of humanness and ambitious. His endowment led him to search for glory in the Steel Ball Run. Gyro transforms himself into a dinosaur and Diego snatches the Eyes from them. Johnny is the only human to face Dr. Ferdinand who explains that his chilling Monster was controlling every dinosaur thus far. by chance, Johnny abandons his leave Arm and partially transforms to toss one of the Eyes at Gyro, who is then cured and acquires the newfangled ability Scan. Dr. Ferdinand is incapacitated and then eaten by cougars. however, Diego escapes with the Left Eye and keeps his dinosaur abilities .

interlude : Pdt Funny Valentine ‘s Past

Main article: SBR Extra Chapter 2, (Bonus) The Story of F. Valentine

A flashback reveals some of Funny Valentine ‘s past. After surviving a trip into the desert, Valentine became a politician and discovered Joseph of Arimathea ‘s map. It indicated the whereabouts of the nine Corpse parts : the Torso, the Heart, the Left Arm, the Right Arm, the Spine, both Eyes, both Ears, both Legs and the Head. Becoming President of the United States, he sponsored Steven Steel ‘s raceway to secretly seize every Corpse Part .

The Midwest : struggle for the Saint ‘s cadaver

During the final crash, of the third gear stage, Gyro chooses challenge Diego again. Johnny having known Gyro for a certain total of time, declares that Gyro lacks a proper drive for the race and will lose there. Gyro angrily rebukes Johnny, but despite his best efforts, Diego stays ahead. however, another racer, Hot Pants, has already crossed the argumentation. Defeated, Gyro admits that he does lack the drive to win. At 650 kilometer from Kansas City, Gyro and Johnny meet Hot Pants in a forest. They briefly fight over an allegedly steal cow ; Hot Pants revealing his “ pulp spray ” Cream Starter and Gyro pull off to scan Hot Pants ‘ back, seeing the Corpse ‘s Spine and the worldly concern “ Turbo ”, and leading Gyro and Johnny to locate the future Corpse ‘s region in Kansas City. Johnny defuses the position and the three finally have a armistice against a gunman named Ringo Roadagain who claims that they wo n’t escape the forest without killing him. The trio confronts Ringo who reveals his Stand Mandom, which rewinds time by six seconds when he winds up his wristwatch. A gunfight ensues in which Johnny and Hot Pants are apparently fatally shoot, leaving only Gyro alert. Ringo takes Johnny inside and spares the Napolitan but Gyro realizes that Johnny ‘s hurt is n’t fatal. Ringo Roadagain ‘s narrative is revealed : he was once the pale youthful of an impoverish family. One nox, his beget and sister were killed by a bandit and he saved himself by shooting the bandit. Ringo then became a gunman seeking challenges to “ purify ” himself. last, Funny Valentine employed him to retrieve the Corpse region from Johnny. Chasing away the last doubts within him, Gyro challenges Ringo again and uses Mandom to his advantage by going through a first loop then leads Ringo into a falling splinter of the roof while impales the gunman. Acknowledging his defeat and Gyro ‘s emergence, Ringo honors him and is finished off. After his duel, Gyro heals Johnny and Hot Pants. Johnny discovers that Ringo has sent a message to Valentine and besides that Hot Pants is a woman, choosing to keep it confidential. Near Kansas City, the duet crosses path with Pocoloco and Sandman. They exchange information, making Johnny realizes that Diego has found the placement of the future Corpse Part .

Lucy Steel Gets Involved

meanwhile, witnessing Ringo ‘s pigeon arriving on the roof, Lucy infiltrates a governmental construction and steals the message it carries. Almost surprise by Valentine and his confederate Blackmore, Lucy has no choice but to call Mountain Tim for avail and they both escape incognito. Lucy then goes to retrieve the Spine at a local landmark known as the Green Tomb. however, Blackmore discovers Tim ‘s participation and kills him while his rain-controlling Catch the Rainbow. He then discovers that Lucy was the perpetrator and rushes toward her location as she uncovers the Spine. As Diego, Johnny and Gyro ride toward the Green Tomb, Lucy is discovered by Blackmore. He takes the spine from Lucy but is distracted by Jesus -Christ ; he is shot by Lucy who escapes with the Corpse Part. Exalted by the miracles around him, Blackmore seals his fateful wounds with raindrops and pursues Lucy. meanwhile, Gyro and Johnny are unable to get ahead of Diego. In the storm, they struggle to find the optimum path while Diego ‘s enhance senses help him. however, Gyro ‘s growth expresses itself when he manages to catch up to Diego. After a brief contend, Silver Bullet hurts its branch, throwing Diego out of the slipstream. The duet then meets Lucy and Blackmore about at the lapp fourth dimension and a battle ensues. Catch the Rainbow immobilizes Johnny and Gyro, but the latter manages to throw a Steel Ball on Blackmore by evaporating some raindrops. Blackmore dies from his wounds, and the Spine enters Johnny ‘s body as the weather calms itself, and the adjacent Corpse character ‘s localization reveals itself to the duet. Johnny and Gyro reach the complete line in Kansas City. Earlier, Johnny, Gyro, and Lucy have seen the locations of the Ears, the Right Arm, and the Legs. The duet has besides Lucy to steal the President ‘s Heart, Gyro lending his Right Eye to enable this. In the present, Diego meets with Valentine ‘s confederate. After Diego reveals that he knows about the traitor within Valentine ‘s cortege, Valentine reluctantly cooperates with the british jockey .

The Golden Rectangle

Near the Mississippi, Gyro and Johnny are attacked by a combination of Diego ‘s dinosaur and a strange power which produces effects like cutting or burning whoever touched an involve object. The duet has to flee to the river. rebel reminisces his sad youth, notably how he blames himself for his brother Nicholas ‘ death and how ailing his founder treated him. Considering that the population is making him pay for his assume unwitting murder, Johnny loses promise as his Stand proves futile.

An angry Gyro reminds him that Johnny is n’t close to master the Spin and introduces the Golden Rectangle, a omnipresent proportion which is used to form a perfective and infinite rotation. however, Gyro refuses to say more. sandman reveals himself as the enemy and inexorably corners the couple, even slicing Gyro ‘s leg. On the brink of despair, Johnny realizes that the Golden Rectangle is salute in the environment and upgrade Tusk to ACT2. An even gunfight ensues, but Johnny surprises Sandman with a fastball made from Gyro ‘s knock and kills the amerind. abruptly, Hot Pants appears and knocks him out. She steals all the Corpse Parts save a fraction of the Spine .
The bonus chapter is an explanation of Stands and their rules. Some of the property of Stands, such as their possible appearances and the rules they are subject to are explained. last, Araki explains that items and techniques such as the Stone Mask, the Ripple, or the Spin were tools who emulate the power of the Stands .

The East North Central : To Accept Loss

At the begin of the 6th stage, Gyro notices that 11 horses are nearing them with affected synchronization. They besides meet Sugar Mountain, a young girl residing inside a elephantine tree who submits the duet to a trial of honesty. Gyro manages to obtain the Ears and the Right Arm plus assorted precious goods. however, Sugar Mountain warns the horse racers that they have to spend or exchange reasonably everything they have before the sun sets lest they are absorbed into the tree. Gyro and Johnny decide to head to the city but find it difficult to spend their fortune. The Eleven Men attack them in a casino and about kill them, but Gyro pays the local hood to become their bodyguards, killing all but one man. however, Gyro is still turning into a corner and Johnny reluctantly trades his cadaver Parts with the survive assassin. Sugar Mountain however salutes their conclude. Near the Michigan Lake, Diego meets with Mike O., lead of Valentine ‘s security staff. Diego reveals that the traitor is most likely a womanhood, causing the interview of every charwoman associated with the Steel Ball Run race. Lucy sees that the search is closing in on her and takes the inaugural by approaching the First Lady Scarlet Valentine. With soporifics given by Hot Pants, Lucy manages to approach Valentine while he ‘s asleep but the heist goes amiss when Scarlet discovers Lucy. Hot Pants come to the rescue but a short-change fight ensues against Mike O. who is killed. however, Lucy is forced to disguise as Scarlet while Hot Pants departs with the Ears and Heart, leaving the Right Arm which was excessively big for her escape. Johnny and Gyro have reached a flash-frozen straits which they must pass, but unbeknown to them their are observed by two enemies. Wekapipo ‘s by is explored : once a member of the royal guard of Naples, Wekapipo broke his sister ‘s marriage on the precede that she was beaten blind. Furious, the husband forced him into expatriate ; having heard of his sister ‘s end, Wekapipo enters Valentine ‘s service. Johnny and Gyro try to cross the frozen pass, a wolf following them for stranger reasons. In the middle of the pass, they are attacked by Wekapipo and Magent Magent whose Wrecking Ball and twentieth Century Boy can make their victim not perceive anything to their left and make Magent invincible while kneeling respectively. Gyro takes out Magent Magent but Wekapipo isolates the couple from the Golden Rectangle by destroying all potential inspirations including Gyro ‘s hand and manages to uncover the Legs from the beast. At a climactic exchange, Gyro uses snowflakes to recreate the Golden Spin and beats Wekapipo. however, he besides reveals that Wekapipo ‘s sister is being taken concern of by the Zeppeli Family and enlists him to search for Lucy. A auxiliary chapter first describes Johnny and Gyro ‘s daily act in the Steel Ball Run. It transitions into the last hyphen of the 6th stage, in which Johnny and Gyro are racing against Pocoloco. Hey Ya ! guides him out of the way of a rupture, but Gyro and Johnny cooperate to cross it immediately with a makeshift steel rope made from a ball, efficaciously beating Pocoloco ‘s luck. Gyro finishes at the first station and Johnny at the second place. meanwhile, Magent Magent crawls binding to civilization .

The northeast : The Hunt Concludes

Valentine Takes All

A flashback details the discovery of “ Lucy Steel ” ‘s body from the Fox River. A distraught Steven Steel is convinced that the womanhood before her is n’t Lucy. 145 kilometer West of Philadelphia, Gyro and Johnny are lured by Hot Pants to a local garbage plunge inside a build. Gyro and Johnny are attacked simultaneously by assorted objects they have left behind throughout their lives, who fuse with them and covering them both with a membrane. hot Pants is then completely covered in the membrane and disappears. A flashback exposes Hot Pants ‘ past : she is a conical buoy who covets the Corpse to absolve herself after she abandoned her brother to a yield. Johnny is warned to purify himself with water to dissolve the membrane and manages to escape. on the spur of the moment, Johnny witnesses Jesus telling “ not to shoot if he doubts, then a modern way will open to him ”. When Johnny goes back into the garbage dump, Axl RO, an agent of Valentine, uses his Civil War to materialize objects of guilt including the specters of people. Johnny is attacked by his father and brother and the position gets worse when he shoots Ax RO as the fire transfers ‘ Axl RO ‘s own objects of guilt to him. however, he on the spur of the moment understands Jesus ‘ hint and shoots himself. Gaining the ability to travel into the wormhole created by the spin nails, Johnny gains the upper hand and grabs the Corpse from afar. He frankincense forces Axl RO to stab him and is then absolved of his sins. suddenly, Axl RO is shot in the chest and Funny Valentine reveals himself. The President seizes the about all the Corpse Parts and departs before Johnny can attack .

Assembling the Saint ‘s cadaver

Gyro and Johnny enter Philadelphia. Seeing that Diego Brando is at the first rate, they decide to confront him and steal the Left Eye from him. At the same clock elsewhere, Steven Steel ruminates in his passenger car. Comparing holocene photos, he discovers that somehow Scarlet Valentine is Lucy in disguise. however, Magent Magent appears and shoots Steven because he ‘s nobelium long useful to Valentine. soon after, Wekapipo intervenes to protect Steven. The competitiveness ends as Wekapipo imprisons Magent at the bottom of a river by using the Spin. A flashback details the past of Lucy Pendleton : she was once the eldest daughter of a farmer indebted with the mafia. however, Steven bluffed the mafia who wanted Lucy as a prostitute by telling them he took her virginity and married Lucy to trick them. Grateful, Lucy became firm to Steven. In the Independence Hall, Valentines makes a drawn-out motivation harangue to his “ wife ”, who has let the Right Eye slip on the anchor and has tried to distract the President. Aroused, Valentine tries to rape his wife ‘s impersonator but when Lucy reveals herself, Valentine is stunned and is stabbed in the throat. Agonizing, Valentine on the spur of the moment disappears when a president falls over him and reappears unharmed. Lucy tries to hide from Valentine in the future room and unintentionally finds the Corpse which fuses with her. When Valentine breaks into the board, he realizes Lucy is the server for the Head .

interlude : A Joke from Gyro

Main article: SBR Chapter 63, Seven Days in a Week

Gyro tells Johnny a joke, reciting the days of the workweek while acting increasingly crazy, at Sunday, he regains his steady. Johnny notes the jokes and comments that it ‘s very dear .

brawl in Philadelphia

Near the Independence Hall, Johnny and Gyro spot Diego and Wekapipo. While Gyro tries to sneak on Diego, Johnny is shot by an nameless party and barely escapes in the sewers with Tusk ACT3. Gyro notices Johnny ‘s absence and tries to go avail him. Another confederate named D-I-S-C-O confronts Gyro, who is at a disavantage as D-I-S-C-O ‘s Chocolate Disco allows him to teleport any object within a grid on the land. Using unlike layers of air as a lens, Gyro manages to dispose of him. distillery, Gyro has no theme of what happened, and the witnesses alternately point Diego, Wekapipo or Valentine as the perpetrator. A flashback details the liveliness of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion, resurrected under the care of Joseph of Arimathea, he drew the map for Joseph then traveled East until he died in America, his relics scattered across the celibate. A series of flashback finally reveal that Valentine ‘s Stand, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap or D4C, can make twin universes coexist in the same plane, explaining everyone ‘s confusion during the end minutes. Valentine attacks Diego and Wekapipo and traps Diego in an alternate dimension through a pin. He steals the Left Eye and disappears but Diego then sacrifices Wekepipo to escape to the infrastructure universe. convinced that the Corpse Parts are alone found in his world, Diego continues his pursuit. In the Independence Hall, a heavily meaning Lucy is contacted by a mysterious voice compelling her to get aside. due to a serial of coincidences, her guards are all incapacitated or killed, allowing Lucy to escape with a hurt Steven. interim, Gyro asks Johnny to abandon the chase for the Corpse Parts, considering that they ‘ve lost. however, Johnny stands up concisely, showing the development of his legs, and reaffirms his will to get defy of the Corpse. Gyro accepts to help him and reveals the death level of the Spin, which can be used entirely by the most skilled horse riders, harnessing a power which can beat Valentine. ineffective to locate the Corpse Parts, they resolve to chase Lucy ‘s drag alternatively. For her region, Lucy has been guided to the river by the voice but realizes that Valentine had lured her to his transport .

The West Coast : The Power the Saint ‘s cadaver

Valentine is Blessed

Lucy is forced to embark with her conserve. She and Valentine are to go to the last “ ten ” mark on Joseph of Arimathea ‘s map. however, Diego and Hot Pants fitting and agree to cooperate and follow a trail left by Lucy, themselves followed by Johnny and Gyro. Diego and Hot Pants finally catch up to Valentine who ‘s boarded a train with Lucy. A evil battle ensues as Diego and Hot Pants try multiple times to kill Valentine, culminating in Diego ‘s death, cut in half by the train ‘s wheels. meanwhile, Gyro and Johnny comment that strange space distortions keep happening around them. In the coach, Lucy Steel is turning into the Corpse itself. The space distortions besides cause Hot Pants ‘s death when debris converges into her heart. Having been observing the events, Valentine uncovers the true nature of this power : there is a opening into distance which only he can enter and manipulate. finally, Gyro and Johnny catch up to the locomotive but Valentine has made it impossible to stop the train. furthermore, Valentine is invincible as “ injury ” itself is being redirected to random places in the world. Gyro throws a Steel Ball, to apparently no impression. The couple can alone stop Valentine ‘s wagon and retreat temporarily. It is then that Gyro exposes some hair attached to the Ball he ‘s thrown. If they harness the rotational energy of their horses when they run according to the Golden Scale, Gyro and Johnny will reach Valentine. Both charge the wagon. The President defeats Johnny first and forces Gyro to waste a Steel Ball to save his spouse. fortunately, Steven Steel transports Lucy out of the wagon and entrusts her to Gyro, forcing Valentine to pursue them toward the Atlantic Ocean. interim, Johnny sees Valentine ‘s ear stuck on the Steel Ball, and realizes that Valentine did n’t notice his wound. Near the water, a tip gust does make Valentine realizes that he ‘s missing his ear, and as Gyro rushes toward him, the President last grasps the risk the Spin .

The Phenomenal Power of the Spin

Valentine disappears on the ocean floor while Gyro harnesses the Golden Spin with Valkyrie. Despite several decoys, Gyro strikes the substantial valentine with the Steel Ball imbued with the Golden Spin. Gyro ‘s newfangled stand Ball Breaker passes through the wall with the Spin energy and induces aging in Valentine ‘s cells, while Gyro is shot in the stomach. by chance, Valentines survives. Out of options, Gyro passes on to Johnny a cryptic speech, his example n°5 : “ The shortest route was a detour. It was a detour that was our brusque path. ” It is explained Valentine was saved by a saturated concurrence which made Gyro ‘s rotation progressive. Gyro expires and Valentine empties his revolving door on his cadaver then attacks Johnny. Johnny wastes all but one nail and is unhorse but at the survive here and now understands Gyro ‘s hint. Using the Steel Ball on Slow Dancer ‘s leg, Johnny makes himself get kicked into the air in a Golden Scale leg movement and is imbued with the Golden Spin. Tusk ACT4 appears. Tusk ACT4 forces its way into the dimensional gap then pummels D4C with adequate pull to form a volcanic crater on the grind at the bottom of which Valentine escapes. The President soon discovers that the Golden Spin is following him no topic which dimension he flees to and despairs. A flashback details a young Funny ‘s meet with his future father-in-law Captain Valentine and his lesson about patriotism. Given conclude by this memory, Valentine recomposes himself. The President reappears in the base global but admits his loss and proposes Johnny to bring back Gyro Zeppeli. The Holy Corpse begins to extract itself from Lucy. meanwhile, Valentine continues his parley, countering each of Johnny ‘s arguments. At the end, the cheat is closely convert. Johnny however throws the accelerator Valentine emptied earlier back at him, daring him to pick it up as a test. Valentine ‘s plans are foiled. A final gunfight ensues between the jockey and the President, which Johnny wins. Johnny witnesses a final apparition of Gyro ‘s ghost and says his farewell. He then puts a final examination nail bullet train in Valentine ‘s point, killing him. Valentine ‘s consistency is dragged underground by the Spin, and all traces of him disappears .

New York City : A final foe

Main article: High Voltage (story arc)
Main article: SBR Chapter 94, The World of the Stars and Stripes

After healing everyone, Johnny realizes that the Corpse has been stolen by a last strange enemy, identified as at least a Steel Ball Run dissenter. Johnny pursues his final examination enemy. Johnny catches up to the mysterious perpetrator, and confronts Diego Brando, active and well, nowadays wielding a time-stopping Stand called THE WORLD. Valentine has convinced an understudy interpretation to fulfill his goal in his invest. Both racers realize what the other is capable of and aim to devise a plan which will counter the other ‘s power. As he begins the concluding stage Johnny meets with his church father George, and they mutely reconcile. The advantage switches between Diego and Johnny until Johnny joins the remainder of the racers on the Brooklyn Bridge for one final fire. Both perform their plans but although The World ‘s leg is hit by the rotation, the Stand cuts it and throws it at Johnny who ‘s now imbued with the Golden Spin. Incapacitated, Johnny is powerless as Diego wins the Steel Ball Run and head to the condom in which the Holy Corpse will be put .


Main article: SBR Chapter 95, Stars and Stripes – Outro

In the shelter Diego meets with Lucy, who kills Diego by fusing his head with the master ‘s head. At the like time, Steven rescues Johnny by taking him on his horse, so that Johnny can shoot himself. After a abbreviated narrative of the after effects of the race, Johnny embarks on a gravy boat to give Gyro ‘s cadaver back to his class, in which he meets his future wife Rina Higashikata. We last see Johnny giving one last prayer, and smiles as he goes to Europe to bury his friend .

Characters & Stands

major Battles


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  • Part 7 marks the first time since Battle Tendency that a Zeppeli is featured.
  • During it’s initial serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump, Steel Ball Run was categorized as a different series without the JoJo’ Bizarre Adventure title. The change was a request from the editorial department in an attempt to attract reader attention by introducing a “new series.”[1] This was undone when the series moved to Ultra Jump in 2005.
    • Araki has mentioned that, despite the name alternation, he wrote Steel Ball Run as the seventh part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure from the start.[1][2]


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