Netflix globally released the final part of JoJo’s Stone Ocean on December 1, 2022. The ending of the Stone Ocean marked the conclusion of the original JoJo universe. It ended the conflict of Dio’s legacy that began in Phantom Blood. Nevertheless, the coda left aficionados of the series bewildered. Indeed, the epithet “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” proved itself to be an apt descriptor for this installment. After the reset, what happened to the characters of the original Universe? Why did creator Hirohiko Araki choose to take such a bold and unexpected direction? Here we have the entire JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Ending Explained just for you!
The finale of Stone Ocean was a 13-part epic, spanning from episodes 25 to 38 in the Stone Ocean saga. The journey began with the Bohemian Rhapsody arc, plucked straight from the pages of the manga source material. But it was Pucci’s grand scheme, Made In Heaven, that served as the climactic crescendo before the ultimate reset. Does Pucci succeed in his attempt to make heaven? Keep reading to find out more!
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Ending Explained: The Heaven’s Gambit
In Stone Ocean, the titular protagonist Jolyne Cujoh embarks on a perilous quest to thwart Pucci’s nefarious designs. Pucci, a devout acolyte of the infamous Dio, seeks to fashion a celestial realm to his own specifications. Jolyne and her crew battle their way through the typical mix of minions and smaller foes, all in pursuit of Pucci and his enigmatic aim. However, as the plot reaches its climax, the full extent of Pucci’s scheme comes to light. His plan is to create a world where all individuals are cognizant of their fate, and the future is predetermined. This revelation sets off a chain reaction of events that rapidly escalates, pulling Jolyne and her allies into an inescapable maelstrom.
To fulfill his aim, Pucci undergoes a metamorphosis and elevates his Stand, Made in Heaven, to a godly level of power. It can accelerate the cosmos to the point of singularity when it resets and recreates itself. In this desperate bid for ultimate control, Pucci mercilessly slays the entire main cast, including Jolyne Cujoh and Jotaro Kujo, an icon of Shonen genre. But amidst the chaos, a glimmer of hope emerges in the form of Emporio, who manages to evade death during the reset. And he shatters Pucci’s grandiose plans. Keeping reading to find out more!
Is Pucci Alive In The New World?
Pucci and Dio had a shared vision of a new world, one they deemed as a form of Heaven. Dio, who had lost his entire life to the Joestars, came to view fate as the root cause of his defeat. But if he knew his fate, he could have prevented all the misfortunes. This ignited Pucci to fulfill Dio’s dream. With Made in heaven stand, he started the time loop at Cape Canaveral. But before his grand plan could reach fruition, Emporio intervenes and kills Pucci in the original world. However, the universe still collapses as Emporio defeats Made in Heaven stand.
This time, it does not reset into a new loop but a parallel world. Familiar faces appear in unfamiliar roles, their actions and motives altered by the absence of one crucial player: Pucci. Without his manipulation and machinations, the story unfolds in a vastly different manner. Since Emporio killed Pucci before the loop could finish, he never existed in the new world. The absence of one character creates a ripple effect, altering the course of events and shaping the destiny of those around him.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Ending Explained: Why Araki Chose To Reset The World?
For some reason, Emporio had all the past memories. His memories were a double-edged sword. On one hand, they gave him a unique perspective on the past and the ability to understand the true impact of Pucci’s actions. On the other hand, they were a constant reminder of the pain and sacrifice the Joestars had made. The original saga of JoJo ends with a gentle rain of Emporio’s tears when he saw Jolyne again, now Irene.
Finally, with Pucci no longer existing, the centuries old curse that plagued the Joestar bloodline broke. In the new world, the events of the Stone Ocean never happened. This can also explain why Jolyne has a different name and a happier life. Now, Jolyne was free to live her life without the shadow of her father’s past hanging over her. Pucci never interfered with Jotaro, which triggered the stone ocean events.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean Ending Explained: Araki’s Cruel Trade
Araki makes a cruel trade by resetting the cosmos. He makes fans give up the typical natural outcome of their bond with the characters. In order for the heroes in this long tragic saga to find any happiness, this was the only way. It’s ironic how the Joestars could only find peace if they died. But it’s not the death of the heroes that Araki sought to highlight. Rather, it’s the death of the story.
For a story that has always been about the sacrifices needed to avert evil twists of fate, Araki needed to sacrifice the story itself. If anything, Stone Ocean’s finale almost made JoJo series self-containing. Giorno’s ironclad win will remain in fans’ hearts. Morioh City will never be in chaos. Jotaro’s win over DIO’s physical form will remain. Erina escaped with George Joestar II and Lisa Lisa, thanks to JoJo’s sacrifice on that ship. All is now solid, set in stone, and eternal.