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This isn't a house where a ghost lives. The house itself is a ghost.

Emporio Alniño, SO Chapter 24

Burning Down the House (バーニング・ダウン・ザ・ハウス Bāningu Daun Za Hausu) is the Stand of Emporio Alniño, featured in Stone Ocean.


Burning Down the House has no physical manifestation, as it is a pure ability, but is linked to a special location and several items.

It materializes the ghost of a music room hidden behind an invisible crack on the wall of a staircase in Green Dolphin Street Prison. Its most defining features are a grand piano complete with a seat standing at the center over a large carpet and a LichtensteinW print on the wall. The room also incorporates a chair and a small table on which lies a plate with a can and a glass of orange juice and a MarsW chocolate bar.[1] Other pieces of furniture include various drawers and shelving units which hold several books and miscellaneous objects.

There is also a ghost gun which Emporio can wield, but its nature makes it harmless.


Although it doesn't give Emporio any combat ability, Burning Down the House's power to make him see and use the ghostly objects and items allows him to assist Jolyne throughout Stone Ocean.

Ghost Objects

Burning Down the House allows Emporio to see, touch and use the ghosts of objects and rooms.[1]

In 1984, Green Dolphin Street Prison caught fire and several rooms were completely burned down and eventually replaced through renovations. Emporio is able to see and use the ghosts of the objects destroyed in the fire, but also access the destroyed piano room through a hidden crack on a wall. Due to their nature, the objects are of limited use; for instance, a ghost chocolate bar can be tasted but not eaten as it falls through Emporio's mouth.[1] However, he was able to use a ghost computer freely to do research.[2] He can fit ghost objects in his pockets or a tiny bag[3] regardless of their size.[4]

To enter the piano room, an attuned person must pass through a slim crack on the wall of a stairway in which everything seems flattened.[1] Any Stand user is able to see the crack in the wall leading to the piano room, but those not in the know about Emporio will not pay attention to it.[5]


Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 SO Chapter 24, Ermes' Stickers (4)
  2. SO Chapter 122, Under World (4)
  3. SO Chapter 132, Heavy Weather (8)
  4. SO Chapter 40, Savage Garden Strategy (1)
  5. SO Chapter 99, Jail House Lock! (4)

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