HAHA I WAS TOTALLY JOKING WHEN I SAID STROHEIM WOULD BE ROBOCOP
Maybe I should make increasingly ridiculous predictions in the hopes that they actually happen in the series. The problem is that nothing seems too ridiculous to occur anymore. Like, Jonathan Joestar could leap headfirst out of Joseph’s ass and join him in the battle against Cars and Wham, and I would definitely react like, “WHOA WHAT THE SHIT JUST HAPPENED” but later on I’d also probably say, “Oh, well, I guess that makes sense in this world.” That’s basically the standard Battle Tendency has maintained. So what if Stroheim blew himself up to fight Santana? No reason we can’t totally rebuild him into a cybernetic Nazi! Also we can give him a kickin’ monocle, too. Let’s go wild!
I’m looking forward to seeing RoboStroheim in action. I doubt he’s going to take down a Pillar Man all by himself (that’s Joseph Joestar territory, buddy!), but given that he stopped Cars’ strike with just his arm, perhaps he can make it interesting? (Side note: Cars has blades protruding from his arms like Ikuro from Hirohiko Araki’s Baoh manga. For Joseph’s sake, let’s hope Cars doesn’t have the other powers the Baoh parasite grants people. Then again, Araki probably thought up more devastating powers.) It’s kind of funny that wearing a hat low is enough to conceal Stroheim’s identity, but I guess I can’t ding Joseph too hard for not expecting a regular ol’ human Nazi who blew himself up to come back among the living. If Stroheim is indeed living, anyway. Is this actually Stroheim or merely an impressive facsimile? I can’t imagine there was much left to gather after the explosion.
Here you go, because I knew you were all waiting for it, ya perverted degenerates!! *secretly saves all the naughtier screencaps*
The one disappointing part of this episode for me is that Lisa Lisa has been kept out of the battling so far. Don’t get me wrong here: I love seeing Joseph and Caesar get down to business. But let the mentor have a few scraps, too! When ACDC possessed Suzie Q to nab the Red Stone of Aja, I hoped we’d see Lisa Lisa throw down a bit, but alas, it is not meant to be for now. It’s just a small complaint for the moment, I suppose, since I have no doubt she’ll jump full on into the fray eventually. It would be silly if she didn’t; after all, Zeppeli had some good opportunities to fight. She has to at least have a token battle against a Pillar Man, yeah? That’s the whole reason she’s training Joseph! Anyway, I’ll stop being an impatient whelp.
Getting back to ACDC possessing Suzie Q, I think that’s as horrifying as ACDC’s normal power in its own way. The whole time ACDC fought JoJo and Caesar in Suzie Q’s body, I kept wondering how the hell it was actually functioning. As ACDC demonstrates, his boiling hot blood is coursing through Suzie Q. Wouldn’t it melt her circulatory system and her internal organs and whatnot? We really have no evidence that it wasn’t doing that. Then there’s all the stuff we could see like the hardened blood vessels piercing Suzie Q’s body and ACDC ripping off chunks of flesh so that blood would splash out at Joseph and Caesar. There’s one extended sequence where blood is gushing out and Joseph and Caesar are discussing how they’ll use their Ripple powers to defeat ACDC, and the whole time I was shouting, “GUYS SHUT UP AND DEFEAT ACDC DON’T YOU KNOW SHE IS GUSHING BOILING HOT BLOOD AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH”
That Suzie Q isn’t a quivering wreck after that horrifying ordeal is remarkable. What a tough woman! I’d probably never leave my bed again.
Anyway, here is picspam of ACDC being creepy and horrible:
OK, that last once isn’t actually creepy; I just enjoy the visual of Joseph’s gigantic, steroid-riddled arm and his enormous fist.