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Jotaro Kujo and Star Platinum performing their famous Ora Ora Stand Cry

A number of Stands and/or users vocalise a battle cry while executing their basic mode of offense; informally described as a Stand Cry.

The cry is suggested or depicted as being made in a similar rhythm and intensity with the attack of the Stand, which is usually very rapid, strong, and unbroken.

The Stand Cry is among the trademarks of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, as many central Stand users have one.

A Stand usually screams their cry when attacking, specifically typically during a barrage or flurry of attacks, though sometimes it will be performed by the user, such as Narancia for his Aerosmith - similarly, Jotaro Kujo imitated his stand's cry when he was de-aged and thus without his stand.

Some Stands do perform attack barrages but don't scream a Stand Cry. They will usually have an associated sound effect/noise instead when performing them; examples being: The Grateful DeadMan in the Mirror, and The Hand.


It is presumed that the Stand Cry originated from Fist of the North StarFW; in which protagonist KenshiroFW (in a style after film star Bruce LeeW) typically throws very rapid punches while crying "ATATATATATATATA ... OWATTA!".

The most popular and common cry, "ORA ... !", originates from noises in progressive rock songs that Araki liked, like from Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, which he wrote down phonetically. Meanwhile DIO and Giorno's cry, "MUDA ... !", is the Japanese word for "useless" while the "Wryyy"s come from noises Araki heard in Horror movies, like Psycho. Others come from English and Italian.

Earlier in the series, in a style common to action-oriented manga, certain characters would scream the names of their attacks (including Jonathan Joestar, Joseph Joestar and Dio Brando); so it is possible that the Stand Cry follows from this.


User Stand Stand Cry Notes
Jotaro Kujo Star Platinum ORAORAORA ... ! "Ora" is also used by many non-Stand users, such as Jonathan Joestar, Joseph Joestar, and Gyro Zeppeli and is interpreted as a sort of grunting sound.
Jean Pierre Polnareff Silver Chariot HORAHORAHORA...! (JP)
ComeOnComeOnComeOn ... ! (ENG)
Toma Toma Toma toma Toma ...! (BR/LA)
Can also be translated as "Hey!"
Is replaced with "PAMI!" when turned young by Alessi.

The term "Toma Toma" in BR and LA can be translated as "Take that"

Cameo Judgement HAIL 2 U!
Caravan Serai Anubis USHYAAAAA...! It has been Repeated 2 times .

Which is the 3rd consecutive Stand Cry the 2nd one being Muda and the 1st one being Ora

Dio Brando/DIO The World MUDAMUDAMUDA...! (Followed by "WRYYY!" twice, and a "WRYYYAAAAAAA!" during one attack)
Inútil Intútil Inútil ... ! (BR)
The term "muda" can be translated as "futile" or "useless" in Japanese. "WRYYY" is also the equivalent to hissing, due to Dio/DIO's vampiric nature.
Josuke Higashikata Crazy Diamond DORARARA...! Similar to Jotaro's ORA but with a D to tailor it to Josuke.
Koichi Hirose Echoes ECHOES ACT 3! 3 FREEZE! S-H-I-T!
Yoshikage Kira Killer Queen SHIBA!
Giorno Giovanna Gold Experience (Requiem) MUDAMUDAMUDA...! WRYYY!
¡Inútil Inútil Inútil ... ! (LA)
Identical to his father's cry.
In the Latin Spanish Dub, Gold Experience's VA use the term "Inútil" because it means "Useless" and it's the translation of Muda (無駄). (Originally the Stand Cry used the word "Desperdicio")
Bruno Bucciarati Sticky Fingers ARIARIARI ... ! ARRIVEDERCI! "Arrivederci" is Italian for "Goodbye" or "Farewell". 
Leone Abbacchio Moody Blues URYAAAAA ... !
Guido Mista Sex Pistols PASS PASS PASS ... ! YEE-HAW!
Pannacotta Fugo Purple Haze UBASHAAAAAAA ... ! ARUARUARU ... !
Narancia Ghirga Aerosmith VOLAVOLAVOLA ... ! VOLARE VIA! "Volare via!" is Italian for "Fly away!" (or "Go flying!" in the anime).
Trish Una Spice Girl WAAAAANNABEEEEEEEEEE ... ! Derives from the Spice Girls'W single "Wannabe."
Risotto Nero Metallica LOOOOOOAAAAD...! Derives from the album "Load" and it's only in the manga.
Secco Oasis OAAAAAAAAAAASIS ... ! The only cry which includes the name of the stand.
Sheila E Voodoo Child ERIERIERI...! Sheila is the only novel-only character to have a stand cry.
Jolyne Cujoh Stone Free ORA ORA ORA ... !
¡Toma Toma Toma ... ! (LA, trailer)
Like Giorno's, Jolyne's cry is identical to her father's.
In the Latin Spanish Dub trailer, Stone Free's VA used the term "Toma" instead of "Ora" because "Ora" in Spanish means "Now". In the anime, the "Toma" was replaced with "Ora"
Ermes Costello Kiss USHAAAAAAA ... !
Enrico Pucci


The stand Cry USHYAAAA derives from Anubis's Stand Cry but without one a
Johnny Joestar Tusk CHUMIMI~IN...! ORAORAORA...! Johnny's "ORA" cry is identical to the cry used by Jotaro.
Diego Brando Scary Monsters USHAAAAAA ... ! It's the same stand cry as Anubis without the Y
Diego Brando from Another Universe THE WORLD (Steel Ball Run) MUDAMUDAMUDA...! Same as his equivalent from different universe .
Funny Valentine Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap DOJYAAN..! (Dojyaaa~~n! when not in Combat)
Josuke Higashikata (JoJolion) Soft & Wet ORAORAARA ... ! Mostly identical to previous "ORA" cries but occasionally an "ORA" is changed to "ARA".
Yoshikage Kira (JoJolion) Killer Queen (JoJolion) WRYYYYYEEEEAH...! It is similar to The World and both Gold Experience and Gold Experience Requiem's stand cry WRYYY
Jobin Higashikata Speed King SPEEEYYYYAHH ... !      MERARYARYAAAAA Mera (メラ) is the Japanese onomatopoeia for something flaring up/bursting into flames

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