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Cheap Trick (チープ・トリック Chīpu Torikku) is originally the Stand of Masazo Kinoto and temporarily of Rohan Kishibe, featured in Diamond is Unbreakable.


Cheap Trick is a Stand bound to its user's back. It resembles a humanoid frog with mechanical features and suction cup fingers allowing it to cling to someone's back. It has lazy, semi-closed eyes, and a kind of mechanical apparatus strapped to its chin, as well as relatively large teeth. It is visible to others while clinging to its current user's back, and if anyone else sees it the user will be killed and the Stand will transfer itself to its new target.

According to JOJOVELLER, its concept is based on Onbu-Obake.

In the colored manga, Cheap Trick is blue. In the anime, Cheap Trick is portrayed as brown.

Color Schemes

The series is known for alternating colors between media, the information presented below may or may not be canon.

(Light and dark blue with white teeth and spikes)
Eyes (Red with yellow stripes underneath)

(Tan with a pink scalp, coffee brown mandible, and dark brown stripes)
Eyes (Blue)
(Brown clothing, blue neck brace and arm bands, grey pants)


Cheap Trick is obsessed with killing the one whose back it is attached to by making others see it. Its personality is vicious and sadistic, using any possible tactics from repeatedly taunting and disorienting its "user" to predicting their death. It also seems to take extreme pride in its "talking" as it often comments on how weak yet how effective it is.

It frequently uses the phrase "Okay?" when speaking to someone.


Cheap Trick was the Stand of architect Masazo Kinoto.[2] Created when Yoshihiro Kira hit Kinoto in the back with an Arrow, it was dispatched to kill Rohan Kishibe and destroy the photos Rohan had taken in the search for Yoshikage Kira's new identity. Kinoto was unaware of the Stand's presence but instinctively felt that he needed to hide his back and managed to reach Rohan's house that way. After Kinoto's death, Cheap Trick attaches itself to Rohan and tries to trick people into looking at Rohan's back.[3]

After much struggle, Rohan manages to take a path to Reimi's alley. There, he willingly shows his back to Koichi Hirose, but when Cheap Trick tries to attach itself to Koichi, it finds itself facing backward into the alley. It is torn off his back by ghostly hands and dragged into the afterlife. As this happens, Rohan uses Heaven's Door to command Cheap Trick to go to Hell (although whether or not Hell exists is unknown even to Rohan himself).[4]


Cheap Trick is a unique Stand in that it can change user and actively seeks its current user's demise. Its sole purpose is actually to single out a victim and wear down its user's psyche until it can kill them and carry on to another hapless user.

Although very weak (it cannot even pull off a sticky band-aid),[5] it is also quasi-invulnerable and only needs someone to see its user's back to kill it, making it very dangerous.


Cheap Trick's signature ability is to attach itself to its user's back, beginning with its original user Masazo Kinoto.[3] Cheap Trick then actively and relentlessly seeks to make someone else look at the current user's back, being especially dangerous when the host is asleep because it can then act unnoticed.[5] If someone does look at the current users back, Cheap Trick detaches from the host, killing them in the process, and attaches itself to the looker's back, beginning its process anew.[3]

When Cheap Trick transfers to a new host, the previous one is reduced to a dried-up doll-sized version of themselves as a result of Cheap Trick sucking out their life force upon detachment.[2]

Cheap Trick is practically impossible to get rid of

When it attaches itself to a new host's back, Cheap Trick effectively becomes the new host's Stand, even if the individual already has a Stand, and can only be seen by the User.[2] As the Stand of the host, it cannot be attacked by the host without said host harming themselves, as any damage dealt to a Stand is reflected on the user.[2] Cheap Trick can also not be removed from their back, and since it clings to their back with its ability rather than brute strength, any attempt at forceful removal would simply rip the user's skin off, killing them. However, it is susceptible to being stolen away by the malicious spirits of the Ghost Girl's Alley, and this may be the only way to safely remove it.[4]

Universal Speech

Cheap Trick's other ability is its power to make itself heard and understood by anyone, even animals.[6] It describes "talking" as its main ability.

Cheap Trick's modus operandi is to verbally pester its host to wear them down psychologically, but can also do other things with its speech ability.

Unlike other sentient Stands, Cheap Trick can converse with everyone, even non-Stand users.[5] Because people usually mistake Cheap Trick for the host, Cheap Trick can insult people so they try to attack the host. At one point, it even told the animals of the neighborhood that Rohan was cruel to them, unleashing every surrounding stray on the mangaka.[6]

Chapters / Episodes

Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance
Anime Appearances
Episodes in order of appearance



  • The way its users use staircases without showing their backs is a reference to a deleted scene from The ExorcistW.


  1. Harvest - Vol.17 "Shueisha Jump Remix Diamond is Unbreakable Edition" P188 The origin of STANDS! Part 5
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Chapter 414, Cheap Trick (3)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chapter 413, Cheap Trick (2)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chapter 417, Cheap Trick (6)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Chapter 415, Cheap Trick (4)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chapter 416, Cheap Trick (5)

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