Being fabulous isn’t about the clothes, the makeup, or even how questionably heterosexual you are. Those things do help, but true fabulosity comes from your attitude – the more confident and over-the-top, the better.
So it’s no surprise that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, one of the most naturally fabulous Japanese series out there, has more than its fair share of characters who could give drag queens a run for their money. Today, let’s look at the 5 most fabulous characters in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure!
5. Gyro Zeppeli
This mysterious Italian cowboy hails from Steel Ball Run, which means he hasn’t been animated yet. But even without the benefit of animation and voice acting (outside of the video games), Gyro still makes his mark as the most fabulous character in all of part 7.
His long hair flows freely in the wind, his belt buckle is decorated with hands pointing down at his crotch, and his gold grills spell “Go! Go! Zeppeli” across his teeth. He’s also fond of stupid puns, pulling grotesque faces, and shouting at other competitors to eat shit and fall off of their horses. He may not be as traditionally aloof as others on this list, but Gyro is still a force of nature that cannot be subdued.
4. Bruno Bucciarati
Any man strutting around Naples in a white suit with giant golden zippers and a chest window that exposes a lacy tattoo (not to mention his equally extravagant hair) is guaranteed to have confidence for days. And when that man is also the fearless capo of his own squad of Stand-using gangsters, you know he’s Bruno Bucciarati.
Bucciarati has an iron will that bands his team together and carries them to victory. They trust in him 100%, and he repays them by dispatching their enemies with his quick wit and effortless grace. This mobster is efficient at killing, and looks good doing it, too.
3. Rohan Kishibe
Although Josuke is pretty flamboyant himself, his bitter rival Rohan is even more over-the-top. Even though his work as a mangaka means that he rarely leaves his lavish home, Rohan always dresses to the nines in outfits that combine revealing crop tops, strange headbands, and pen nib decorations.
He knows that he’s famous and revels in it, dismissing anyone who doesn’t hold his interest and insisting that his manga is too classy to be released worldwide for an audience that wouldn’t understand it. Whenever Rohan is the focus of an episode, you know that you’re in for a fabulous ride.
2. Dio Brando
Dio crawled his way up from life in the Victorian slums to become one of the most powerful men in the world, killing Jonathan Joestar and stealing his body in the process. So, of course, his ego is big enough to reach the stratosphere.
He was theatrical and bigheaded even before he had vampire powers, but by the time of Stardust Crusaders, Dio has reached peak fabulousness. He shows off Jonathan’s body with gaudy and revealing outfits, has legions of henchmen and infatuated women fawning over him, and never leaves his mansion without donning his fanciest cape. Dio also has a litany of new catchphrases, each more overdramatic than the last.
1. The Pillar Men (Wamuu, Esidisi, and Kars)
While Dio is still the most famous JoJo villain, the Pillar Men from Battle Tendency have him beat when it comes to theatricality. Once awakened from their 2000-year slumber, the three main Pillar Men reveal themselves to be massively muscled men wearing highly sexualized clothing (accompanied in the anime by a theme song that can only be described as “Aztec dubstep”).
Wamuu is an overly serious warrior and Esidisi is effeminate with random bursts of emotion, but Kars is the most fabulous of them all. When he removes his headdress, it lets loose a river of wavy purple hair and reveals his flamboyant and vicious personality. When faced with this sparkly masterpiece of a man, Joseph had to resort to blind luck to end his reign for good.
Even though none of the main JoJo protagonists made the list, their fabulousness is not to be underestimated. In fact, pretty much every character is fabulous in their own way. It’s just the law of the JoJo universe.
What did you think of our list? Who are your favorite fabulous JoJo characters? Let us know in the comments, and thanks so much for reading!