|“||Even though I said you can't speak, you can still say cute things. Like "I wanna walk", "I'm hungry", and "Good night". Got it?||”|
—Gwess after shrinking Jolyne and disguising her as a mouse, SO Chapter 7
Gwess (グェス Gwesu) is a minor antagonist then minor ally featured in Stone Ocean.
Gwess is a young woman of average build and height, with long dark hair. She dons three dots under her left eye. Gwess wears a horizontally stripped body suit, supported by another layer of clothing over her breasts, over which she wears a typical Green Dolphin Street inmate jacket. Her pants are covered with stripes over her thighs with different colored normal pant legs behind and down to her feet. She also sports a pair of boots, decorated outside the pants by long accessories that are incrementally indented. She wears a voided hat furnished with a bird feet motif, out from which her hair sticks out, as well as a thick collar around her neck.
Gwess first gives the impression of someone sweet and kind. Originally, she was seen with a 'pet' she made talk and gave treats to. If refused, her personality quickly changed into a mad-driven woman capable of killing for fun. She has no problem with tricking others, but is nevertheless a coward. Unaware of the nature of Stands, she didn't participate in any battles following her conflict with Jolyne, and resigned herself to read magazines and otherwise act subservient toward her cellmate. When Jolyne was under the effect of Miu Miu's Jail House Lock, Gwess hardly talked and was very timid.
She loves things that are "cute", and enjoys making people that she shrinks dress in the corpses of animals she hollowed out and act like pets, forbidding them from talking except for saying "cute things" to her, like "I love you" in baby-like voices.
- Main article: Goo Goo Dolls
According to her privilege card, Gwess was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being charged with arson, attempted murder, and parole violation. At some point before Jolyne's incarceration, she bought the former's pendant off of Ermes Costello for two dollars, which contained an Arrow fragment giving her Stand powers.
Gwess is introduced after Jolyne arrives at Green Dolphin Street Prison as her new cellmate. Having taken the bottom bunk of the cell, Gwess revealed that she had possession of Jolyne's pendant offering to sell for two hundred dollars; much to the latter's dismay at the lack of money. Despite feighing innocence, Jolyne discovers that she threw out the photo inside the pendant into the garbage.
At some point, Gwess had taken a former guard for a pet bird, which she kept shrunk with her Stand powers and trapped inside its dead and hollowed carcass (which she affectionatly named "Pi-chan") and shows a different aggressive side of herself after the bird's apparent refusal to say "I love you" or anything "cute", upon which she disposes of the bird. After Jolyne is shrunk by Goo Goo Dolls, Gwess plots a way to escape that features a shrunken Jolyne wearing a carcass of a hollowed out dead rat to explore the prison and deactivate the locks in the facility.
Once the power weakened, Jolyne returned to her normal size as Goo Goo Dolls tried to destroy her, thus awakening Jolyne's Stand, Stone Free. At the climax of the fight, Gwess shows a more insane part of herself as she pleads for the fight to end only to betray Jolyne by putting her "beyond the warning line" before calling a guard to get her shot while exclaiming that it was because Jolyne betrayed her trust.
Once Jolyne defeats her, she stays reclusive and retains a weakened and slightly fearful demeanor slightly similar to a servant.
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