Ermes' Sticker, Part 1 (エルメェスのシール その① Erumesu no Shīru Sono 1), originally A New Awakening (新たなる目覚め Arata Naru Mezame) in the WSJ release, is the twenty-first chapter of Stone Ocean and the six hundred fifteenth chapter of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga.
In order to retrieve her father's Stand and Memory Discs, Jolyne decides not to escape. She is given an extra five years for attempting an escape, and is also sent to solitary confinement for several weeks.
While sleeping, Ermes has her money stolen. When she wakes up, her anger is subsided by the realization that she's in the sickbay. She remembers picking up a strange amulet, which cut her hand, then selling it to Gwess. Afterwards, she got a high fever and was sent to the sickbay. Ermes looks at her hand and sees a sticker attached to it. When she peels it off, more appear under it. She throws the sticker on the ground, and it lands on her shoe. A third shoe appears. When she looks at her hand, she notices she has six fingers. She takes off the sticker on her finger, and the extra finger rapidly merges with her index finger, leaving it with a minor laceration.
Flinching from the pain, Ermes lets the sticker land on her bedpan, creating another bedpan right beside it. When she takes it off, the two merge together and shatter. She begins to realize her ability and the fact that she can create stickers with it. That night, Ermes ponders her ability. She then uses it to get back at the janitor who stole her money. She duplicates his mop and awaits for him to approach before removing the stickers, merging them together with the janitor's neck caught in-between.
|Emporio Alniño||Jolyne Cujoh||Jotaro Kujo||Ermes Costello||Gwess|