Wednesday, July 8, 2015

25 Days of Jojo’s - #18: Guido Mista

(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.)

#18 – Guido Mista: The fifth arc of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Vento Aureo, is widely considered one of the most polarizing. Though I personally enjoyed its combination of suspense and action, I certainly felt it was the odd duckling of the larger story in both tone and some of its presentation elements. Chief among these was the fact that the supporting allies received as much time in the spotlight (if not more) as main hero Giorno Giovanna.

Serving as part of Bruno and Giorno’s troupe of ‘Gangstars’, and intending to take down the Italian Mafia in order to stop the flow of drugs to the country’s youth, Guido Mista is a well-dressed sharpshooter who inevitably serves as Giorno’s right-hand man. His Stand, Sex Pistols, are a rowdy bunch of self-aware, exciteable, and often hungry anthropomorphic bullets. And while six of them are accounted for, none of them bear the number ‘4’, as he associates it with bad luck. Ever-quirky and sometimes unintentionally the butt of a joke, Guido Mista is a typically a careful and smart fighter, one who the other ‘Gangstars’ place their faith in wholeheartedly during their many scuffles with their Mafioso pursuers.

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