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The "Chariot" symbolizes invasion and victory.

—Jean Pierre Polnareff, Chapter 124 - Silver Chariot, Part 1

Silver Chariot (シルバーチャリオッツ(銀の戦車) Shirubā Chariottsu) is the Stand of Jean Pierre Polnareff, primarily featured in Stardust Crusaders and appearing briefly in Vento Aureo.


The Chariot

Silver Chariot appears as a thin, robotic humanoid clad in silver, medieval armor, armed with a basket-hilted foil. Although Silver Chariot is thin, it wields heavy plate armor spiked at the shoulder pads and elbow pads. Silver Chariot has a distinctive helmet with a jewel embedded in the forehead and several pointed down projections protecting the mouth and cheeks. Chariot's sword can be unequipped for tasks that require two hands. According to JOJOVELLER, its design is a combination of a robot with an occidental armor.[1]

In Vento Aureo, as a result of its User losing his limbs, the corresponding parts of Silver Chariot are replaced with metal spike-like appendages.

Silver Chariot is often portrayed as being covered in polished silvery armor, befitting its name. The most notable examples of such a depiction being the anime and video-games. The Stardust Crusaders OVA instead portrays it as wearing dull, grey armor while being complimented with gold armor pieces.


Like most Stands, Silver Chariot is devoid of any will or personality, serving Polnareff without question - though it does display a high learning ability, as Polnareff rarely gives it direct orders. Silver Chariot's battle cry is "Hora Hora Hora",[2] and it seems to have had a tendency to shout "Pami" when Polnareff was a child.[3]

Silver Chariot is a dedicated combat-oriented close-range Stand. It represents the Tarot Card The ChariotW, which symbolizes invasion and victory.[4]


Silver Chariot is a powerful, battle-dedicated close-range Stand that primarily fights with the rapier it is equipped with.

Silver Chariot stabs 5 coins and flames in one sword stroke

All its powers directly assist the Stand in battle but have limited use anywhere else. It is an incredibly agile Stand, able to attack enemies with barrages of sword slashes and thrusts before the opponent can react. It can also use this agility, along with its sword, to defend and deflect attacks aimed at it or its user. Silver Chariot usually doesn't stray far away from Polnareff, but still had the ability to move several meters away from him to attack.[5] Silver Chariot has the distinct weakness of not being able to see whatever its user cannot see, making it weak if Polnareff is in any way in a blind spot.

  • Speed: Silver Chariot is an incredibly quick Stand, as it is able to appear in multiple places at once, due to moving at a speed faster than the human eye can process and creating illusory afterimages.[2] However, Silver Chariot is weighed down by its armor and needs to shed it to reach its full speed.[2] Silver Chariot is most likely massively faster than light. Its speed is high enough that it is able to skewer several falling coins and balls of fire in an alternating pattern in one thrust, deflect bullets shot at a point-blank range, cut Hanged Man who is stated to go at light-speed, caught up to lasers shoot out by the Sun and even match Star Platinum and its barrage of punches.[6]

    Silver Chariot is at top speeds.

  • Power: Even though the majority of Silver Chariot's power is in its astonishing speed, it still has great destructive power, as it is able to slice through solid rock incredibly quickly.[7] Silver Chariot's strength is much greater than a human’s, as it is shown to be able to lift Polnareff[8] against Muhammad Avdol and throw him in Vento Aureo. When injured, however, it is shown to be barely strong enough to slowly pull its user against Vanilla Ice.[9]
  • Precision: Silver Chariot's speed is perhaps only matched by its precision. Having trained his Stand for several years, Polnareff has enough control over Silver Chariot's movement to be able to overall fight like an experienced fencer, to slice through a bullet or skewer several coins and balls of fire in a single thrust when they align.[4]

Armor On/Off

Silver Chariot taking off its armor

Silver Chariot's oddest property is that it is clad in a heavy suit of silver armor.

The armor lowers its speed, but also prevents it from being injured, as Polnareff does not receive the same injuries that the armor does as long as it's donned. The armor is shown to be capable of withstanding extreme heat without melting.[2] This ability's drawback seems to be Polnareff's inability to see through Silver Chariot's eyes. Polnareff is able to shed Silver Chariot's armor in order to gain more tremendous speed (enough for afterimages to appear), but doing so renders his Stand more vulnerable to attack as a trade-off.[8]

Shooting the Sword

Silver Chariot's only ranged ability is actually a secret technique.[10] This launches his sword with great force and precision, capable of ricocheting off other objects and striking with enough force to pierce a human body. The major drawback of doing this is that Silver Chariot can only materialize one sword, so Polnareff must retrieve the weapon before being able to attack again.

Chapters / Episodes

Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance

  • Chapter 569: "A Brief Flashback" (Appears in flashback(s))
  • Chapter 570: "His Name Is Diavolo, Part 2"
  • Chapter 571: "Before the 'Arrow'" (Death/Evolution)
  • Chapter 574: "The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 3" (Appears in flashback(s))

  • SBR Extra Chapter 3: "Untitled Stand Chapter" (Mentioned only)

  • Anime Appearances
    Episodes in order of appearance

  • GW Episode 29: "Destination: Rome! The Colosseum" (Silhouette/Photo only)
  • GW Episode 33: "His Name Is Diavolo" (Death/Evolution)
  • GW Episode 34: "The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 1" (Appears in flashback(s))
  • GW Episode 35: "The Requiem Quietly Plays, Part 2" (Eyecatch only)

  • Episode 3 (OVA): "Silver Chariot and Strength"
  • Episode 4 (OVA): "The Emperor and the Hanged Man"
  • Episode 5 (OVA): "The Judgement"
  • Episode 6 (OVA): "The Mist of Vengeance"
  • Episode 7 (OVA): "Justice"
  • Episode 8 (OVA): "Iggy the Fool and N'Doul the Geb (Pt. I)"
  • Episode 11 (OVA): "DIO's World: The Warrior of the Void: Vanilla Ice"
  • Episode 13 (OVA): "DIO's World: Farewell, My Friends"

  • Gallery


    • Silver Chariot is seen holding 2 rapiers instead of one in the JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~ opening sequence of the anime adaptation of the Egypt Arc of Stardust Crusaders, likely as a nod to its possession by Anubis.
      • In one instance, when Polnareff fighting Vanilla Ice, chariot uses 2 swords instead of the usual 1 sword.
    • Silver Chariot's head resembles the mask worn by Jagi in Fist of the North Star.
    • Silver Chariot's rapier closely resembles an épéeW, a smaller and flimsier sword that is used in modern fencing.
    • Silver Chariot's name have been mistakenly appointed as a reference to either the famous band known as Silverchair or the music "Silver Stallion" by The Highwaymen.
      • This claims are, though, impossible due to Silverchair being formed only in 1992[11] and "Silver Stallion" being released only in 1990[12], while Silver Chariot debuted in June, 1989[13].
    • Silver Chariot's appearance bears a resemblance to the figure shown on Judas Priest's album Painkiller.
      • Provided that the album was also release after the character's first appearance.


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