|“||What my subordinates are undertaking, Mister Steel, is a plan! It is not murder... just the simple execution of my orders.||”|
—Funny Valentine, SBR Chapter 25
Valentine's Subordinates (ヴァレンタイン の 部下 Varentain no Buka)[TL Note 1] mainly consist of Stand Users following the orders of President Funny Valentine and are the primary antagonistic force of Steel Ball Run. Most are sent impede or confront Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli during the Steel Ball Run race in an attempt to take their Corpse Parts, though some are assigned to act as bodyguards for the President instead.
In his search for the Saint's Corpse, President Funny Valentine utilises many of his current goverment employees, including hiring an assorted array of mercenaries and assassins, to watch the Steel Ball Run and retrieve the Saint's Corpse Parts from any participant who'd have the luck and valor to acquire one of them.
They primarily watch the race from afar and bid their time until their targets, typically Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli who made it a point to actively hunt down the Corpse Parts, are in a vulnerable position. Although their first goal is to seize the Corpse Parts from the racers, they can perform other tasks that will contribute to Valentine gathering every Corpse Part such as informing him of other locations. As mentioned, most of Valentine's agents are just trained assassins like the Pork Pie Hat Kid or Magent Magent, however a handful of them are responsible for his personal protection such as Mike O. and Blackmore. Valentine's agents seldom work as a group and seem to only directly follow the President's orders, only occasionally cooperating.
|Funny Valentine's Subordinates|
|Scarlet Valentine||Mike O.||President's Aides||Blackmore||D-I-S-C-O|
|Axl RO||Eleven Men||Ringo Roadagain||Dr. Ferdinand||Pork Pie Hat Kid|
|Magent Magent||Wekapipo||Sandman||Diego Brando||Alternate Diego Brando|
- Note that the expression "Valentine's Subordinate" is used as a factual denomination in canon rather than as an official name.
- Valentine's Subordinates hold to record for the most members to meet their demise at the hands of their own leader out of any antagonist faction in the series. Axl RO, Wekapipo and Diego Brando are all killed by Funny Valentine himself.
- Many of Valentine's Subordinates, including Funny Valentine, make an appearance on the official spine art for Steel Ball Run's volumes.
- SBR Chapter 25: "Tusk, Part 1"
|Funny Valentine's Agents|