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Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episodes 21-22

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The Passion of the Polnareff

If the last couple of episodes seemed tailored towards characters who still hadn't forgiven Kakyoin for his actions way back in episode 2, this latest two-parter feels addressed to make Polnareff pay for his comparatively greater sins.

After all, dude got Avdol, one of anime's best black men, killed. He needs to suffer.

Oh, and suffer he does. Even for someone who knows the spoilers, it's almost painful to watch him be crushed under the guilt his hubris wrought back in India.

Of course, this being JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, it's not all grim. Hell, it's even hilarious at times, as Polnareff encounters Judgment, a Stand that disguises itself as a wish-granting genie.

It's a riot to see Polnareff take its offers seriously, contemplating a wish for fame, love, or good food.

Of course, he settles on raising his dead sister and Avdol, which naturally triggers the torture, as zombies try to eat everyone's favorite Frenchman alive.

Unlike the typical "puzzle" fight that makes up the usual Stardust Crusaders duel, though, Polnareff isn't burdened with analyzing and dissecting the Judgment stand's peculiarities. 

No, instead this is a showcase fight, set up to remind us how effin' cool JoJo's characters are. Today's subject...is Avdol. Of course he wasn't really dead!

In fact, not only was he not dead, but he's come back as even more of a badass! For much of his time Avdol was more or less the wet blanket of the group, always worrying and suggesting the sensible thing to do.

He's still that, but now he's got a great sense of humor and no mercy left in the tank. And it's glorious.

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