The Art of the ‘Bites The Dust’ Arc

The Art of the ‘Bites The Dust’ Arc

You know, there are a lot of moments in JoJo
where I end up getting really engaged into the show or manga to the point of where things
affect me like the characters. I think that’s probably due to me getting
into the perspective of character’s, but at the same time it’s the writing. I have a personal “top 5” arcs, and I
can easily tell you that the ‘Bites the Dust’ arc is in that top 5. The reason why I’m able to feel this so
much is due to my perspective following the same view as Hayato. We obviously see how everything is beforehand,
and we know what Hayato doesn’t. Even then, I still love to see it in his eyes. The reason for that is there’s more mystery
and suspense from his direct view. I mean of course it should; from our perspective,
we’re just seeing how long Kira can hold up with his façade. In the eyes of Hayato, it’s noticing that
your dad isn’t your dad. Imagining that that in a real-world perspective
would be unimaginable. You can’t just steal someone’s face, job,
family and have it work. And no, we’re not going to reference the
movie “Face Off”. Now, all the suspense of the ‘Bites the
Dust’ arc is due to the buildup we get from “My Dad is not my Dad”, so I’m going
to be starting it off with it. We start this off with Kira with a bloodlust,
and he trails slowly behind the couple that had disrespected him. What we don’t focus on is Hayato trailing
Kira from the train station. Kira has been holding back his intentions
for a while now, and he’s been watching out on Hayato because he knows it’s all
over if Hayato finds out. The thing is, Hayato had already found out
back in the “The Cat Who Loved Kira” arc, and that was one of most terrifying moments
for Hayato. Where the man who he thought was his father,
speaks on having to kill Hayato if he’s found out. While I do love the scene, I don’t understand
why he would talk out-loud. I know I’m not the only one just confused
on the logic of the serial killer who had a pretty long streak without getting caught. After that scene, we have a conflict being
brought ahead of Kira Vs. The Morioh Warriors. Kira Vs. Hayato. We get to see one of Kira’s best moments
here, and you know it’s one of Kira’s best moments when it takes up both pages of
the manga. The one thing that Kira didn’t consider
with this kill, was that he was being watched, since he only thought it was a couple, which
it was. But, Hayato was there the whole time from
the train station, to the couple’s home. All the events that had happened between Kira
and Hayato had now built up to the final confrontation between them in bathroom. Kira had planned talk Hayato down and probably
kill him, but Hayato was 10 steps ahead. Hayato had hid tapes all over and outside
of his home, which means if Hayato was announced to be missing, that would-be news for the
quiet town of Morioh. Along with that, Kira examining the home for
the tapes while his Hayato is missing would be very suspicious. This is Kira’s checkmate, a child. The only sensible thing he can do is leave
Morioh, before authorities are called. I mean, it’s not like Kira is going to kill
Hayato while knowing of the outcomes that were explained to him through little boy without
clothing. Except he does, and now Kira has put himself
into the one if not, one of the most difficult situations ever. He’s able to keep his composure when Shinobu
confronts him because she’s looking for Hayato. Shinobu doesn’t really try that hard, and
she ends up just forgetting everything. She tries to help Kira with the fingernails
he’s been biting at, but then leaves to make tea. Kira is now on a timer. Sooner or later, she’s going to search for
Hayato in his room and around the house. If she doesn’t find him, she’s going to
end up calling the police and Kira’s clock is up when it happens. Yoshihiro comes into the picture, and it pains
him to see his son like this. He knows that Kira had made a huge mistake,
and now he’s stressing about it. Which reconnect Yoshihiro with the memories
of younger Kira. Now this is where we’re faced with a position
we haven’t seen before, but the characters have. Kira had a time like this, and his father
went out of his way to help him. That help had led to Kira getting his stand,
Killer Queen. But, there isn’t a way to get out of this
situation. Kira would have to leave Morioh, but he won’t. He will never be at peace if he does, so he
needs something to help him so that he does stay in Morioh without pursuit. We had never seen something like this before
in previous parts or in DIU, but Kira had now been pierced by the arrow a second time. The answer he’s been looking for had ended
up being the answer that he was given before when he felt like this. But, what is this answer? In the manga, we’re just show the arrow
and home so there isn’t much we can make from it. But in the anime, Kira is sucked into nothingness. So, what’s going on? Now we’re here with a new perspective, and
seeing this with no history. Seeing the home, and Shinobu is coming into
Hayato’s room, and I originally thought that this is where Kira’s clock starts… But, Hayato is there. I see Hayato thinking about what had happened,
but then I see Kira. This new form of Kira, which I saw as him
trying to be himself and not Kosaku. But, all my attention was on the text. Killer Queen’s new ability. Even if you were watching the anime too, you
had to have been at least the same level of confusion as Yoshihiro if you weren’t spoiled. What could make this guy so confident, that
he would revert into himself. Along with that, Hayato knows that Kira isn’t
his dad and that he’s a murderer. Kira and Hayato have a terrifying exchange,
and Kira reveals that he’s not only not afraid, but he’s also able to freely tell
Hayato his name without worry. While gathering my thoughts together with
Hayato, a familiar face comes into the picture. Rohan Kishibe, stand user of Heaven’s Door,
here to confront Hayato and ask him about his dad. This was one of the moments where you know
something is about to go down because everything is pointing at it, and the suspense is slowly
building; especially since Hayato now knows Kira’s name and Heaven’s Door can easily
find that. So Hayato is asked about his father, but tries
to get away, that’s where Rohan must use Heaven’s Door just to get the information
he had came for. But, there’s a warning. Rohan has never seen something like this since
Heaven’s Door is only meant to just turn the being he’s using it on, into a record
of their life events. He’s genuinely puzzled because he’s never
seen something like this, but he’s interested so he continues. As he continues, all the events that are written
down are happening in real-time. This is one of the oddest things to happen,
and we’re just with Rohan as it goes. Hayato is holding experiences of the future,
but what could cause this. Even with these odd things happening, Rohan
continues to read on; and then it happens. The information about Kira that Rohan has
been searching for is all there. Rohan has figured it out, he’s got what
he needed, and now all he needs to do is tell the others about. But he reads on for any extra information,
and that’s where it ends. “Rohan Kishibe is killed”, we had established
that events on Hayato had so far been future experiences, and Rohan’s death is written
there. I was thinking to myself, what the hell is
going on? The writing furthered on, he was killed by
the matured Kira, but there’s something under the paper. IT’S KILLER QUEEN, KILLER QUEEN’S THIRD
BOMB: BITES THE DUST. My heart had almost stopped at this point,
but this is where I had also triggered memories of DIO Vs. Jotaro. Jotaro had invaded DIO’s world by also being
able to stop time. Killer Queen had done it just invaded Rohan’s
world but to the extent of being in Heaven’s Door. You don’t see something like this before,
and at this point I was speechless when seeing it. How did he get into to Heaven’s Door, why
is Killer Queen on Hayato, and what the hell is “Bites The Dust”?!? Rohan combats Killer Queen, he can open any
stand and turn it to a book, but no! That’s not happening, Killer Queen was basically
intangible when this happens. And it’s not that Rohan couldn’t combat
him, he already had Killer Queen in his eye. He’s not looking at Killer Queen from a
perspective, he’s inside of Rohan! The third bomb has now been activated! So, we get information from Killer Queen itself. This is a bomb planted on Hayato and it activates
when anyone is looking for information on Kira. What I like here is that we get Killer Queen’s
voice in the anime, which is the same as Kira, but majority of stands are voiced by the same
people who voice the user. That’s why Jotaro’s Ora and Star Platinum’s
Ora is the same thing. How Bites the Dust was explained to work,
I was so puzzled on how we had got up to this moment. It looked a bomb that just blows up people
that look for Kira, so I had thought that this is what’s going to end of the people
that look for Kira, one by one. But Rohan had already planned to meet Jotaro
and Koichi, and he can see them across the road. He finally found Kira, Rohan may die now,
but he’s going to be able to pass on the information before he dies. Just like how Kakyoin had been able to pass
the information about the world to DIO. So in my mind I’m thinking, “This is about
to be Stardust Crusaders part 2 with the ending arc”, but there was a one last detail before
coming to a conclusion. “This is where Killer Queen’s third ability,
truly begins!”. With a final yell screaming for a friend’s
name, Rohan bites the dust, with Hayato waking up to see it happen. OH NO! OH GOD! THE HUMANITY, and hey how did Hayato get back
home. The way Shinobu comes in, the china, the morning
program, everything is the same. It’s not just Hayato in a dream or something,
it’s the same morning. He’s experiencing the same morning. Kira shrouds Hayato in a darkness, and explains
what had happened to him. Bites the Dust, the invincible ability that
protects his identity. This was where we’re introduced to the true
ability. Killer Queen blows up those that search for
Kira, but time is rewound back to an hour prior. Everyone that investigates Kira using Hayato
is blown up. If Hayato wants to tell someone about Kira,
it never happened. The most gripping part about this, is that
the events that happen in Bites the Dust, become fate. If Hayato was turn into a book, then he’s
turned into a book. Which means if someone dies, then they will
die again. Fate is now under Kira’s control. The fate in JoJo was always a factor outside
of a person’s control, but now is happening. Now obviously more events happen after this,
but I want to focus on how we got here and what it meant. Kira had always found himself in situations
that he shouldn’t be able to get out of, but he always found his way. Fate had brought the stand users together,
and had been the reason of Kira getting into those troubling situations. But now, Kira has control of that. Now, if people want to pursue the bad guy,
they will die, forever. It got a point of where Hayato was willing
to sacrifice himself to change fate, but even then, he couldn’t do that. Him trying to sacrifice himself had ended
up being the perfect moment to blow up everyone in looking at him. Hayato was stuck in a difficult situation,
and it pained him deeply. He couldn’t stop it, and everyone that had
came to help and save him had perished because they got in contact with him. Fate will continue to kill everyone that plans
to help Hayato, and there isn’t anything that they can do for him. Fate is going against Hayato, and he needs
to do something to fix this, which he does. We know about Stands and how this is just
an ability, but to Hayato, it’s fate itself. That’s where the art lays. Everything trying to help Hayato ends up getting
destroyed. That’s why he must do this himself, and
that’s the art of Bites the Dust. You don’t need anything besides yourself
to change fate, you have control of what you can do. Even if you don’t think you have control
of your life or fate, you do, and you can do it. Thank you for watching. If you liked this video and you’re looking
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100 thoughts on “The Art of the ‘Bites The Dust’ Arc”

  1. If you think about it… Killer Queen is pretty weak. He can only place one bomb and got overpowered and outsped by both crazy diamond and a heavily damaged star platinum. Red Hot chilli pepper said that the hand was weak because is was so slow, but the hand at least had the teleport thing, which killer Queen doesn't have. The only reason he could fight crazy diamond was thanks to stray cat. If I were a stand user, I would prefer just having sheer heart attack or bites the dust

  2. Part 4 is the best part cause the stands are creative, used in a way that’s clever AND the plot makes sense (mostly).

    Unlike part 5 where all the solutions are bullshit. “I turned the poison into a snake, which makes the snake’s venom the cure!”

  3. this dude spent thirteen minutes explaining the story as if we're apes then gives thirty seconds of actual unique perspective. Glad this dog shit wasn't monetized, ain't getting nothing off me, only the time I spent watching this shit

  4. I always thought that Kira talked out loud because he lived alone with his ghost dad so when he had to impersonate hayato’s dad he just slipped up.

  5. Anybody else wondered why Hayato was acting like he had a stand and knew everything that was happening in the fight between Kira and Josuke?


    I dont read the mangas so i dont know part 6&7 villans, but i sense a pattern here

  7. Come on, he’s a weird guy who is a serial killer who just wants a quiet life. It makes sense for him to talk to himself. He was was talking to himself at the Duwang moment also.

  8. Diamond is unbreakable is one of my favorite seasons of Jojo and Kira is one of my favorite villains in Jojo.
    Killer queen! Bite the Dust!

  9. I think my favourite part of the last few episodes of DiU was when Kira thought he activated Bites The Dust and finally won, because at the moment, you’re either thinking about how the Duwang Gang are either gonna win or how Kira possibly just won, but at that very moment, the second he reacts to him “winning”, Hell, even before then, if you recognize the place he’s in, you can see that he lost. Kira was never aware of Bites The Dust activating before, he only assumed it activated because of how Hayato was behaving. I think Araki was either accidentally a genius or he planned this from the very beginning, because by having Kira think that Bites The Dust activated and celebrating his “victory”, it not only gives away that it didn’t actually happen, but also that Kira was so distracted with trying to activate Bites The Dust that he himself never realized that he wasn’t aware of the previous times it activated, despite it happening twice, and the second time with him being there in person.

    Goddamn, JoJo, you’re something else.

  10. Y'know diamond is unbreakable is probably one of my least liked parts but the bite the dust arc was really fucking good

    Also when I say least favourite that doesn't mean I don't like it, I love it but I like other parts more

    For me it's probably

    1. Battle tendency
    2. Stardust crusaders
    3. Phantom blood
    4. Golden wind
    5. Diamond is unbreakable

  11. Rohans death reminds me of that scene from death note where Light tells that girl that he's Kira right before the death note activates

  12. I made a mod for Skyrim where whatever you punch explodes 5 seconds later, then created a horrible white cat character… then beat the shit out of everyone in the whole castle area.

  13. I have no idea what he just said as I don't watch the anime or read the manga, but it's really interesting nontheless

  14. It would've been ironic if his ability controlled fate but he couldn't just deactivate bite the dust but…if he couldn't he would've survived because everyone probablt would've died and he would've been fine

  15. Honestly, part 4 wasnt bad. It just felt weird to watch and I don't know why. The final arc was great but it lacked something that part 3 and part 5 did better and I think it was just the flow of the story as well as some of the irrelevancy in some of the episodes

  16. Man, now I really know what kind of Stand Hayato would get. Looking forward to an eventual return to the main timeline.

  17. Also notice the fact that in hayato’s perspective he cant see stands
    Meaning he’s also confused as to how his “dad” made a man explode

  18. Anyone else thought Diamond is Unbreakable translated very poorly into the anime medium? The weird pacing and Josuke's underwhelming personality just made it difficult to continue watching. The manga kept me glued though.

  19. Female ruler of an empire who poses a threat to the safety of others' number that comes after 2 and before 4 explosive device use your mouth to consume the sediments of stone that makes the soil

  20. I think Kira should've reversed time after the final fight and lost again and said some shit about how fate really wasn't on his side, that'd be poetic as hell

  21. Kira walks warily down the street brim pulled way down low. Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet stand ready to go. Are you ready, are you ready for this are you standing on the edge of your seat. All of a sudden a Car explodes to the sound of the beat.
    Dun dun dun
    another one bites the dust
    dun dun dun
    another one bites the dust.

  22. I’ve known about jjba for ages but I started to watch it a few months ago, I finished part 4 yesterday and I have to say that was probably the most intense scene in any kind of show I have ever watched. When Rohan was about to die I paused and started crying (since he is my favourite character) I was like nonononononono I cant go through this, then I continued watching and he exploded and I seriously screamed at that moment. I paused again and was crying my heart rate was insane then I continued watching again and the time reset. I was so happy that Rohan was alive, Then he died again. I was so stressed by this that I couldn’t continue watching I had to google if he survives or not, which I never do that but the only reason I continued watching was because I read that he lives. But still, the entire time I was so on edge it was so intense but I finished it. I was shook to the core after those episodes.

    And long story short I was such a mess that I embarrassed myself in front of my family and I missed school… on to part 5

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