Literally my favorite fact about jojo is that a lot of the jojos have real lives outside of the general bizarre jojo stuff….. like the fact that a lot of the jojos have jobs!!! that they actively pursue amidst all the weirdness of their lives and is not relegated to Tragic Backstory or Exposition. it may seem like a really mundane detail about them but I think it provides a lot of insight into their personalities and what they’re interested in. tbh it’s a really cool narrative tool to make these characters seem three dimensional and actually feel real. like the fact that after defeating four immortal super vampires joseph joestar went on to become a realtor!!!! dio was studying to practice law while also actively plotting to steal the joestar fortune!!! jonathan was studying to be an archaeologist!!!
like with dio and jonathan those interests tie in and relate to their stories but tbh it doesn’t really fall into the realm of Backstory because it doesn’t actively drive their motivations I guess??? like abbachio’s stint as a police officer is Backstory bc something tragic happened to him while he was police-ing and got him to where he is now, but while jonathan’s fascination w the stone mask stems from his dead mom and inspires dio to use it, it’s not like he HAD to study archaeology in order to move the plot forward, so it’s just a cool passion of jonathan’s that gives depth to his character, that he’s curious and intellectual on top of being a “gentleman.”
and then there’s fucking jotaro who starts out as this shitty teenager who barely goes to school and fights vampires with his magic spirit who punches things and can stop time and ends up going through THE FULL COURSE OF HIGHER EDUCATION in order to get his ph.d IN FUCKING MARINE BIOLOGY OF ALL THINGS. like to some people that may seem kind of out of left field but to me is an EXTREMELY adept method to portray offscreen character growth in a realistic fashion, along with making jotaro an actual three dimensional character by giving him a passion not influenced directly by his weird life changing experiences, but definitely affects his life and how he spends his time but can’t be quite slotted in the “stoic silent badass” compartment that everyone seems to pigeonhole jotaro in, which i love bc you can’t actually pigeonhole real ppl
just. i love mundane character info like that. joseph loves reading comic books. josuke’s favorite artist is prince. giorno loves les mis. DIO BRANDO BUILDS MODEL SHPS. this got way longer than i intended it to lmao
SOS MAYDAY MAYDAY DOES ANYBODY KNOW THIS MAN’S NAME BC DAMN IS HE THE PERFECT FACECLAIM FOR GRANTAIRE AM I RIGHT?? U KNOW I AM! BUT I HAVE THE INTERNET SKILL OF A THREE YEAR OLD AND I CAN’T SEEM TO FIND HIS NAME PLS HELP ME IM DYING OVER HERE
EDIT!! IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT THIS MAN IS POSSIBLY LUCHO JACOB AN ARGENTINIAN? MODEL AND ALSO A PERFECT GRANTAIRE I MEAN LOOK AT HIS FACE!! AND HIM!! LIKE WHAT?!!
SECOND EDIT!! BY THE HAND OF VERY NICE SHERLOCK HOLMESLY PEOPLE IT HAS NOW BEEN UNRAVELED THAT THIS MAN IS CAMERON BAILEY AN AMERICAN MODEL AND TBH THEY’RE BOTH PERFECT GRANTAIRES SO I’LL JUST ADD HIS PICTURES AND TADAA! GRANTAIRE EVERYWHERE!!