D: “You can’t hide from this forever.”
B: “Why not? Apparently, fatherhood holds no appeal for Louis, and Chuck will always be Chuck. If anything, I’m not hiding. I’m facing the truth. It doesn’t matter what test results say. I’m in this completely alone.”
DAIR REWATCH ⇢ 5.03 The Jewel of Denial
Stand Master: 「PHILLIP BANKS」
Stand Name: 「WAITING FOR THE HAMMER TO FALL」 (「HAMMER TO FALL」for short)
Stand Origin: Queen song of the same name
Appearance Classification: Artificial Non Humanoid
Stand Type: Tool
Stand Appearance: 「HAMMER TO FALL」 appears like a stylized judge’s gavel. The handle is silvery and shaped like a joystick grip, with curves for one’s fingers. The actual hammer is golden, with “Law” and “Order” on each respective side in gilded cursive writing
Destructive Potential: E-A (situational)
Developmental Potential: C
「INSTANT TRANSITION」:「HAMMER TO FALL」Enables Phil to cut out the time transitioning from one action to another, such as going from laughing from a seated position to standing in front of someone. Unlike King Crimson, this time cut affects only Phil, not the rest of the world around. A fighting game fan might view this as a “cancel.” This ability enables the otherwise out of shape Phil to get the jump on faster opponents, as their reaction time can only go so far.
「WEIGHT OF SIN」: While as heavy as a real gavel by itself, 「HAMMER TO FALL」amplifies its force given by how many moral violations the target has performed. While something may be within the law, it may not be morally correct, and vice versa, ensuring that not even dictators who can change the law to their whim are safe from its effect. Furthermore, evil deeds done in the name of good cancel each other out, as would good deeds done for evil. (For example, if used on the near saintly Johnathan Joestar, it would deal no damage. If used on the morally grey Jotaro Kujo, it would deal damage equal to a proper wooden gavel. If used on the morally bankrupt DIO, it would hit as hard as a fully loaded cargo train at top speed.)
「COOL UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT」: If Phillip deems the capital punishment 「HAMMER TO FALL」can deal is not appropriate for the crime, he can use this substitute. Essentially, Phillip issues a command that would atone for their crime, which is then repeated in the offenders mind over and over, increasingly louder until they are compelled to perform the action.