Thursday, July 16, 2015

25 Days of Jojo’s - #10: Weather Report

(Fair warning: there will be spoilers abound in this series of posts, as I find there are major moments that define some of these characters late in their respective story arcs. So in the event that you have not yet read/watched a particular part of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure storyline, you may wish to skip over certain entries.)

#10 - Weather Report: A character shrouded in mystery for the majority of Stone Ocean, Weather Report’s story is a slow burn. He allies himself with Jolyne, Ermes, and Foo Fighters not long after their initial encounter, and despite Emporio’s insistence that Weather Report can be trusted in the otherwise dangerous Green Dolphin Street Prison, a place filled to the brim with all manner of thieves, murderers, and fiends, Jolyne is initially skeptical, to say the least. Weather Report is a man of few words, but in a pinch, he’s an invaluable team member, with a Stand that forms a cloud body which is seemingly untouchable by any other physical Stand.

However, Weather Report’s cool and largely silent demeanor is explained during the late chapters of Stone Ocean, after the iconic Joestar family tattoo suddenly manifests on his shoulder. After acquiring one of Whitesnake’s discs, Weather Report’s tragic memories as Wes Bluemarine are restored, and he is able to unlock the full potential of his Stand, Heavy Weather. Unfortunately for both his antagonistic brother Pucci and inmate allies, Heavy Weather is a Stand whose powers nearly go off the charts, and one that begins messing with the weather and atmosphere in all sorts of zany ways. Weather Report's demeanor also changes to something sinister, and he appears to grow rather tired of Anasui's talking. It is a rare scenario where, exciting as it is to see Weather Report in his prime, the preventative measures taken by Pucci could be considered a lesser of two evils.

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