If you’re a fan of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, you know how difficult it can be to explain it to a person that’s never heard of it. If you’re trying to convince a friend to check it out and they ask what it’s about, there's no way to condense it into a single sentence. The characters and the stories in each part are their own mouthfuls, but everything gets even more wordy when you start to explain Stands to them. Stands can be summed up as a psychically generated entity bonded to a person, but even that is way too limiting of a description.

Even when the concept of Stands is understood, there are a few of them that really throw curveballs when it comes to their powers. Sure, we can grasp the idea of a muscle-bound ghost guardian that can rapidly punch your enemy into paste, but when you add in inanimate objects, powers that screw with time, and powers that seem silly but deadly, it can really hammer home the “bizarre” aspect of each JoJo adventure.

Whether you’re a fan or a newbie, here are some of the more bizarre Stand abilities within the anime.

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