Chapter 8 and 9: The Battle on Ogre Street and The Live Subject Test of the Mask
Chapter 5: Danny in Flames
So, before JoJo runs off to have the poisonous medicine from the mysterious orient analyzed (to make sure it’s really poison), he makes sure Dio doesn’t just continue poisoning his father. He collects a gaggle of doctors from the local hospital and hires them to care for Lord Joestar in his absence, forbidding everyone else, including the old faithful butler, from his presence.
So, we left off with JoJo giving Dio a well-deserved beating.
Indeed, the beating is so severe, much to Dio’s amazement, that some blood goes flying across the room and gets on the stone mask. This causes it to activate and shoot out it’s bone spikes, but luckily nobody was wearing it so it just kind of flops around on the floor for a little while and doesn’t turn anyone into a vampire.
Chapter 1: Jonathan Joestar -His Youth-
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure starts off with quite a hook: the Aztecs were vampires! Because of a stone mask that stabs into the back of your head!
This mask is one of the most striking images of JoJo, and you will see it referenced every now and then in modern Japanese games or anime. I think it might have even been one of the treasures in the Great Cave Offensive. But really, the mask is the least weird part of this. The part where the newly-created vampire sucks the blood out of another man with his hand is pretty weird. If I had to guess, this was simply because Araki wanted to not have him take the mask off, but then why does the mask have fangs in the first place? Well, some symbols are just too good to pass up.