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And now she smiles so cutely, that girl fills Mr. Joestar with love!

Robert E. O. Speedwagon about Erina Pendleton, Chapter 17

Erina Pendleton (エリナ・ペンドルトン Erina Pendoruton) is a side character and ally appearing in Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency.

Erina is a young girl from Jonathan Joestar's hometown, who becomes his love interest and she eventually becomes his wife (which now makes her Erina Joestar), the mother to George Joestar II and the grandmother/guardian to Joseph Joestar.


Erina is a pretty fair-skinned young girl with blonde hair that is kept in a ponytail and light blue eyes.

During Battle Tendency, Erina has aged, though she doesn't have many wrinkles despite being in her 70s and she now wears glasses obscuring her eyes.


Raised in Victorian England, Erina is a very sweet and caring young woman who is every bit the proper lady. Although she is polite and gentle in her youth, she did show some strength of character where she proceeded to wash her mouth without care that the water was from the gutter as an effort to lessen her shame[2] after she had her first kiss stolen by Dio Brando. Nonetheless, she can also have a commanding presence if she chooses. For instance, Robert E. O. Speedwagon noted when first meeting her that her eyes were icy cold, making it clear she did not want her treatment of Jonathan to be interrupted.[3]

Erina greatly loved Jonathan Joestar throughout her life. Despite being separated from Jonathan for years, Erina took great care of him as soon as she met him again, keeping vigil over him and treating his wounds day and night to the point she'd fall from exhaustion.[3] When Jonathan was mortally wounded, she was ready to die with him and could only be convinced otherwise to save a nearby baby, having great anguish at being separated from the love of her life.[4]

Her twilight years did little to curb that inner fire. Erina is one of the few people capable of tempering her grandson Joseph, while also not betraying her grace and showing deep wisdom. Though significantly more stern, she was still the caring person she had always been. Most notably, in spite of growing up in the racist climate of Victorian England, Erina unhesitatingly befriended Smokey Brown, making her a woman truly ahead of the two prejudiced eras she lived through.


Phantom Blood[]

Early life[]

Erina surprised

A young Erina when she first met Jonathan

As a young girl, Erina is saved by Jonathan Joestar from a pair of bullies who took her doll to play with it. Though Jonathan is beaten by the bullies, leaving his bloodstained handkerchief behind, Erina becomes intrigued by his aspiration to become a gentleman.[5] Soon after Dio Brando enters Jonathan's life, Erina becomes Jonathan's girlfriend and the only one to give Jonathan comfort in light of his adopted brother turning everyone else against him.[6]


Dio forcefully kissing Erina

However, Dio learns of their romance and decides to ruin Jonathan's chance for love by forcefully taking Erina's first kiss. A humiliated Erina responds by washing her lips from water in a muddy puddle causing a furious Dio to then strike her for such a gesture.[7] Regardless, even after Jonathan fights for her honor once learning what happened, Erina feels too ashamed to see him again.[8] Soon after, she moves with her father to India and Jonathan never saw her since.[9]

Marriage with Jonathan[]

Jonathan and Erina wedding

Erina's wedding with Jonathan

Seven years later, Erina moves back to England and begins working at a hospital her father is stationed at. Erina sees Jonathan again when she tends to his injuries following the events that resulted in the Joestar Mansion burning to the ground. After Jonathan is discharged from the hospital a few days later, Erina remains by his side as they meet Will Anthonio Zeppeli, who uses his Ripple to completely heal Jonathan's body. When Zeppeli reveals that Dio survived the mansion's destruction, Jonathan accepts the offer to learn to use Ripple while deciding to keep a safe distance from Erina for her well-being. Once the incident at Windknight's Lot concludes with Dio's presumed death, Jonathan returns to Erina and the two marry two weeks later.

Erina Survives

Erina at the end of Phantom Blood

They take a ship to go on their honeymoon to America, but the voyage is cut short by the reappearance of Dio. Erina finds Jonathan as he is fatally wounded by Dio, witnessing her husband use the last of his Ripple to cause the ship to sink. Though Erina intends to die by Jonathan's side, he convinces her to escape with an orphaned infant whose mother has been killed by Dio's actions. Jonathan pushes Erina into Dio's coffin, which shields her from the explosion and acts as a makeshift lifeboat. Ending up near the Canary islands, Erina vowed to tell of her husband's deeds to their unborn child.

Post Phantom Blood[]


Erina posing for a photo with baby Elizabeth Joestar, Robert E. O. Speedwagon and Straizo

After giving birth to George Joestar II, Erina gives the infant she saved to Straizo to raise as his own daughter. Years later, George meets the grown-up Elizabeth Joestar, marrying her as they later have a son named Joseph Joestar. But due to George's death by the last of Dio's minions and Elizabeth forced to go into hiding after avenging him, Erina and Robert E. O. Speedwagon agree that it would be in Joseph's interests to keep him from the horrors that claimed his grandfather and father. As Joseph later comments, Erina is a strict guardian.

Battle Tendency (1938-1939)[]

Years later, Erina and Joseph Joestar travel to New York on Robert E. O. Speedwagon's invitation. Like Joseph, Erina gladly makes Smokey Brown feel welcome as she invites him to a downtown Italian restaurant. On the way, Erina hits Joseph for jokingly insinuating that she and Speedwagon are more than old friends. Once at the restaurant, their dinner is disrupted when a mobster openly making racist comments about Smokey. Erina gives Joseph her permission to teach the man a lesson as long as he does not disrupt the other customers. After the fight, the mobster's companion is revealed to be an associate of Speedwagon who informs them of his death at the hands of Straizo. Looking distressed, Erina comments on how the events that happened 50 years ago seem to be continuing as Joseph assures her he is going nowhere. But Joseph departs for Mexico to investigate the Pillar Men under the pretense of a trip, leaving Erina ignorant of his adventure while telling Speedwagon to not mention anything about it.


Erina on her death bed

Despite Joseph's apparent death from fighting Kars months later and attending his funeral, Erina is delighted to find Joseph still alive while surprised that he married Suzi Q. In the epilogue, Erina is mentioned to have taught English at a school, and died in 1950 at the age of 81, surrounded by her loved ones.



Erina is seen living on La Palma in the Canary Islands with her biological son George Joestar II (Jorge Joestar) and her adopted daughter Lisa Lisa. She is there when the Hamon Warriors exterminate the vampire Alejandro Torres. Straizo would return the Christmas following Lisa Lisa's twelfth birthday to take her to Italy to train her. Erina was known to have kept the head of her husband, Jonathan Joestar, after his body was taken by Dio. The head would eventually be returned when time was rewound to the Steel Ball Run era and the head of Dio was removed from Jonathan's body. Upon returning the head of Jonathan to his body, he revived and continued his romance with Erina.

In chapter 5, Erina explains her backstory about how she survived in the coffin with Dio and baby Lisa Lisa. She tells Jorge and Lisa Lisa about her horrible experience back then. Dio had kept both Erina and the baby alive by feeding them fish in return for Erina's blood.

Major Battles[]

  • Erina Pendleton Vs Bullies (Interrupted by Jonathan Joestar)
  • Erina Pendleton Vs Dio Brando (Beat to ground after washing her mouth with dirty water from Dio’s kiss)

Chapters / Episodes[]

Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance

  • Chapter 45: "Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 1" (Mentioned only)
  • Chapter 46: "Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 2" (Mentioned only)
  • Chapter 47: "Joseph Joestar of New York, Part 3"
  • Chapter 48: "Straizo VS Joseph, Part 1"
  • Chapter 49: "Straizo VS Joseph, Part 2"
  • Chapter 50: "Straizo VS Joseph, Part 3" (Mentioned only)
  • Chapter 51: "Straizo VS Joseph, Part 4" (Mentioned only)
  • Chapter 53: "The Pillar Man" (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Chapter 55: "The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 2" (Cover only)
  • Chapter 56: "The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 3" (Mentioned only)
  • Chapter 57: "The Pillar Man, Santana, Part 4" (Mentioned only)
  • Chapter 72: "Ripple Teacher Lisa Lisa, Part 2"
  • Chapter 78: "Flame Mode Esidisi, Part 1" (Mentioned only)
  • Chapter 96: "The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 2" (Photo only)
  • Chapter 97: "The Wind, the Chariot, and Wamuu, Part 3" (Photo only)
  • Chapter 106: "The Bond That Binds Lisa Lisa and JoJo, Part 2" (Mentioned only)
  • Chapter 108: "JoJo: The Final Ripple, Part 2" (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Chapter 112: "The Man Who Became a God" (Mentioned only)
  • Chapter 113: "The Man Who Crossed the Atlantic" (Death)

  • Anime Appearances
    Episodes in order of appearance

  • Episode 10: "New York's JoJo"
  • Episode 11: "The Game Master"
  • Episode 16: "Lisa Lisa, Ripple Coach"
  • Episode 21: "A Hundred Against Two" (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Episode 24: "The Ties That Bind JoJo" (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Episode 25: "The Birth of a Superbeing" (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Episode 26: "The Ascendant One" (Death)

  • SC Episode 1: "A Man Possessed by an Evil Spirit" (Mentioned only)
  • SC Episode 46: "DIO's World, Part 2" (Mentioned only)

  • Video Games[]

    Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden (NES)[]

    Erina appears as an old woman (her Part 2 appearance) in Area 3 at the port town, after beating the area's boss. She offers some minor information to the player.

    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood (PS2 Game)[]

    Erina is presented in cutscenes throughout the game that reflects the original story.


    • Erina's V.A from part 1 (Luciana Baroli) and her V.A from part 2 (Rosa Maria Baroli) are Daughter and Mother in real life.
    • Brazilian Portuguese Dub, Latin Spanish Dub, European Spanish Dub and German Dub are the only dubs which give Erina 2 voice actresses, one to voice her in part 1 and one for part 2.
    • Her Latin Spanish voice actress from part 1, Montserrat Aguilar, is girlfriend of Ricardo Bautista, who voices Jonathan Joestar.



    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chapter 113: The Man Who Came Across the Atlantic Ocean
    2. Chapter 3, Dio Brando the Invader Part 2
    3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 17, The Birth of DIO
    4. Chapter 44, Fire and Ice, Jonathan and DIO Part 6
    5. Chapter 1, Prologue
    6. Chapter 2, Dio Brando the Invader Part 1
    7. Chapter 4, Dio Brando the Invader Part 3
    8. Chapter 5, Dio Brando the Invader Part 4
    9. Chapter 17: The Birth of DIO
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