JoJo’s Part 5 Episode 25

JoJo’s Part 5 Episode 25

Spice Girl

In today’s review, we were finally introduced to Trish’s stand, Spice Girl. And, while I will say that Spice Girl’s ability is an interesting one, I don’t like the fact that she’s her own character. Has there ever been another stand with a mind of its own? I can’t think of one.

But, the fact that Spice Girl has her own personality and the ability to talk aside, her actual ability wasn’t particularly suited to the fight at hand. We’ll get into whether or not it’s a generally good or bad ability later on, but nothing about it hard countered Notorious B.I.G.

So, what is this ability? Spice Girl is able to turn objects into rubber.

When it was first revealed that Trish had a stand, but before we knew anything about it, we saw that her hand created a large imprint in the ground. Because of this I thought her stand would be giant and have superhuman strength, but apparently that was supposed to be depicting the ground molding around her hand because it was rubberized.

Trish Una and her stand, Spice Girl, from the anime series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind
Trish Una and Spice Girl

But, while this rubber ability doesn’t necessarily counter Notorious B.I.G, it does give Trish a fighting gold chance. Not only can she use this ability to escape from the enemy stand by turning the seats of the plane into rubber, but she can also use it to defend herself by turning walls and doors to rubber.

And, since Notorious B.I.G is considered an immortal stand, the fact that Spice Girl doesn’t really seem to have much in the way of offensive capabilities doesn’t come into play. However, we’ll be discussing the potential for offensive ways to use Trish’s stand later on.

“Defeat” of Notorious B.I.G

So, if Notorious B.I.G can’t be defeated, just how does Trish stop it from taking out her and the rest of the JoBros? Well, the first step was to save Giorno’s broach from the monster so that it can grow into a new left hand for him to use to heal himself and his friends.

To do this, Trish uses the automatic reclining feature of the plane seats to attract Notorious B.I.G’s attention. Then, once the monster is distracted, the can inch her way closer to the brooch without being noticed. Unfortunately, once acquiring the broach she makes the wrong choice.

Instead of heading toward the cockpit where Buccellati and the others are, she runs towards the closet at the back of the plane. While this saves the rest of the group from the enemy stand temporarily, it doesn’t actually solve the problem they’re all in.

Without Trish, Giorno can’t recover his hand and then heal himself, Narancia, and Mista. And without the rest of the JoBros, Trish won’t be able to survive for very long. This means they need to all escape from Notorious B.I.G together, which is hard when they’re split up.

However, Trish does eventually make her way into the cockpit with the others and then turns the door to rubber so the enemy stand can’t get in. It’s at this point that they can begin planning how to escape from their pursuer.

Buccellati believes attempting to make an emergency landing on the water is the best course of action, but that still doesn’t actually solve the issue of being chased by the stand. Trish, on the other hand, has a more extreme solution: crash the plane straight into the ocean.

And, like the true alpha she is, she doesn’t even ask the rest of the group before going ahead with her plan. She turns the cockpit of the plane to rubber, and then somehow disconnects it from the rest of the plane. I’m still not quite sure how she was able to do that, but whatever.

Then, while the main portion of the plane is plummeting toward the ocean below, Trish and the rest of the gang are slowly floating down on a parachute made from the rubberized cockpit. Again, I’m not sure how she does this because rubber doesn’t work as a parachute, but whatever.

Is Spice Girl Good?

So now that we know what Spice Girl’s abilities are, is she any good? My initial thought is yes. While her ability seems a bit strange, it’s fairly versatile, and as you should all know by now, those are the best kinds of abilities to have in any series.

For starters, by turning objects in her surrounding area to rubber, Trish could potentially increase her mobility with a bit of practice. This may not seem like much, but mobility is pretty important when you’re fighting against other stand users who could attack from literally anywhere.

Next, as we saw, Spice Girl is an exceptionally good stand when it comes to defense. By turning things like walls into rubber, she can stop them from being shattered by brute force alone. However, I will mention that a stand like Ghiaccio’s White Album would just be able to freeze the rubber and then shatter it, so it’s not invincible.

Trish, Mista, Giorno, Narancia, Abbacchio, and Buccellati from the anime series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind
Trish, Mista, Giorno, Narancia, Abbacchio, and Buccellati

But, what about offensive capabilities? Does Spice Girl have any? We haven’t seen Trish use her stand in an offensive manner just yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. She could either use her rubber to bounce enemies into harms way, or possibly even create rubber weapons like bullets for Mista’s gun.

While the rubber itself would be considered a less than lethal weapon, it can still be used to harm or even put someone in a lethal position. And, I’m sure there are countless other ways to use her ability in an offensive way that I can’t even think of right now. Araki’s mind knows no bounds.

The Boss’ Identity

Finally, as the JoBros are closing in on discovering the boss’ identity, it appears that he’s beginning to crack. Not only did he just now discover that there’s evidence of his past in Sardinia, but he doesn’t even seem to be taking the necessary, current precautions to hide his identity.

While working in a hotel room, a woman enters his room to clean it because she thought he was out. Not only would this woman have seen his face, but she also saw all the maps and pictures he had up on the wall. However, he doesn’t do anything to her.

You’d expect this woman to be killed in order to silence her, but instead the boss just uses his King Crimson’s ability to skip time forward until he’s long gone. And, I feel the need to mention that this time his stand ability didn’t work as previously explained.

This time around, time skipped forward in a way that made it so only the boss’ movements happened. When the ability was explained before, we were told that everyone’s movements happened during the skipped time, just that they were all predetermined other than the boss’.

The way his ability seemed to work this time around made it more like DIO’s The World and its time freezing than how King Crimson’s time skipping ability is supposed to work. And, the proof for this is that the woman who was supposed to clean his room was still standing in the doorway after the time skip.

Normally, she would have moved from that position during all the time it would take him to pack everything up and leave, but she didn’t.

And, going back to the boss’ identity being discoverable in Sardinia, we’re told that it requires Abbacchio’s Moody Blues. Further, we’re even briefly shown what the boss looked like 15 years ago, although his face is hidden behind a camera.

Conclusion

So, what were your thoughts on this week’s episode of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 5: Golden Wind? And, what are your thoughts on Spice Girl? Do you like the fact that she has an actual personality? Do you think she has a good ability? Let me know in the comments.

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3 Replies to “JoJo’s Part 5 Episode 25”

  1. “Has there ever been another stand with a mind of its own? I can’t think of one.”

    Sex Pistols, actually. It talks, it eats, it could even decide, and even tells Mista on what to do. It’s just that Mista is more assertive than his Stand, while Trish is getting used to hers. There’s also another Stand in Part 6 with its own personality, as well as one in Part 8 (but it’s more subtle). By technicality, Anubis is technically a Stand with a mind of its own, it just hijacks whoever wields him. Oh, and Cheap Trick.

    Spice Girl doesn’t actually turns things into rubber, but gives objects impossible elasticity. If used on a sheet of paper, it can still soak up water unlike rubber. If used on a sheet of steel, it will still conduct electricity and not shatter to White Album unless it’s impossibly cold (or gets the hot-cold treatment).

    Another lethal use for Spice Girl: soften a surface to the point it’s similar to a tarpit, then suffocate/drown a target in it. Who knows, maybe when the ability wears off you’d end up with a modern art sculpture of a man with his head into the floor.

    As for the Boss, he’s not exactly having a stable state of mind at the moment, but he does have a trump card that helps him with being incognito.

    1. Thanks for pointing out how I was wrong once again. I can always count on you to find the obvious stands I forgot about.

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