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Who Is the Strongest Joestar in ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’?

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Giorno and Golden Experience Requiem

In the world of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, there are a lot of strong Stand users. And Stands that are even more menacing than their user. The users range in terms of abilities, strength, range, and a plethora of other things—though with the JoJo lineage (in this case just for Part 1-6), it’s a bit more complicated. 

Jonathan Joestar never manifested a Stand when he was alive. Joseph developed his Stand once Dio pierced his body with the arrow in Part 3: Stardust Crusaders. And his abilities don’t really hold a candle to the other Joestars. Josuke (who is Joseph’s son) despite being a strong Stand user isn’t the strongest either. And in the current timeline (for the anime), Jolyne (Jotaro’s daughter) is still a beginner when it comes to wielding a Stand. Leaving Jotaro (grandson of Joseph) and Giorno (the biological son of Jonathan by way of Dio using his body) as the final contenders for the strongest Joestar. 

So, who’s the strongest?

This debate could go on and on because, technically, Jotaro’s Star Platinum is physically the strongest. But if we’re talking about all-around power, Giorno’s Gold Experience Requiem (or Golden Wind Requiem) is much stronger. Of course, Jotaro has faced both Dio in Part 3: Stardust Crusaders and Yoshikage Kira in Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable. But the Requiem form of Giorno’s stand is frightening where power is concerned. In his final battle with Diavolo, who wasn’t able to claim the title as King, GER sentenced Diavolo to an infinite death loop. Which is as horrific as it sounds. 

If you’re still not swayed, then this information from JoJo’s Bizarre Wiki might help:

“Gold Experience Requiem is a close-range Requiem Stand that boasts an incredible increase in both speed and power compared to its previous form and it can’t be compared to normal stand stats.”

When it comes down to it, Giorno is the strongest Joestar if we’re simply discussing the anime. If a Stand is able to operate independently of its user’s consciousness, then that speaks for itself.

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