The Art of the ‘Bites The Dust’ Arc

You know, there are a lot of moments in JoJo
where I end up getting really engaged into the show or manga to the point of where things
affect me like the characters. I think that’s probably due to me getting
into the perspective of character’s, but at the same time it’s the writing. I have a personal “top 5” arcs, and I
can easily tell you that the ‘Bites the Dust’ arc is in that top 5. The reason why I’m able to feel this so
much is due to my perspective following the same view as Hayato. We obviously see how everything is beforehand,
and we know what Hayato doesn’t. Even then, I still love to see it in his eyes. The reason for that is there’s more mystery
and suspense from his direct view. I mean of course it should; from our perspective,
we’re just seeing how long Kira can hold up with his façade. In the eyes of Hayato, it’s noticing that
your dad isn’t your dad. Imagining that that in a real-world perspective
would be unimaginable. You can’t just steal someone’s face, job,
family and have it work. And no, we’re not going to reference the
movie “Face Off”. Now, all the suspense of the ‘Bites the
Dust’ arc is due to the buildup we get from “My Dad is not my Dad”, so I’m going
to be starting it off with it. We start this off with Kira with a bloodlust,
and he trails slowly behind the couple that had disrespected him. What we don’t focus on is Hayato trailing
Kira from the train station. Kira has been holding back his intentions
for a while now, and he’s been watching out on Hayato because he knows it’s all
over if Hayato finds out. The thing is, Hayato had already found out
back in the “The Cat Who Loved Kira” arc, and that was one of most terrifying moments
for Hayato. Where the man who he thought was his father,
speaks on having to kill Hayato if he’s found out. While I do love the scene, I don’t understand
why he would talk out-loud. I know I’m not the only one just confused
on the logic of the serial killer who had a pretty long streak without getting caught. After that scene, we have a conflict being
brought ahead of Kira Vs. The Morioh Warriors. Kira Vs. Hayato. We get to see one of Kira’s best moments
here, and you know it’s one of Kira’s best moments when it takes up both pages of
the manga. The one thing that Kira didn’t consider
with this kill, was that he was being watched, since he only thought it was a couple, which
it was. But, Hayato was there the whole time from
the train station, to the couple’s home. All the events that had happened between Kira
and Hayato had now built up to the final confrontation between them in bathroom. Kira had planned talk Hayato down and probably
kill him, but Hayato was 10 steps ahead. Hayato had hid tapes all over and outside
of his home, which means if Hayato was announced to be missing, that would-be news for the
quiet town of Morioh. Along with that, Kira examining the home for
the tapes while his Hayato is missing would be very suspicious. This is Kira’s checkmate, a child. The only sensible thing he can do is leave
Morioh, before authorities are called. I mean, it’s not like Kira is going to kill
Hayato while knowing of the outcomes that were explained to him through little boy without
clothing. Except he does, and now Kira has put himself
into the one if not, one of the most difficult situations ever. He’s able to keep his composure when Shinobu
confronts him because she’s looking for Hayato. Shinobu doesn’t really try that hard, and
she ends up just forgetting everything. She tries to help Kira with the fingernails
he’s been biting at, but then leaves to make tea. Kira is now on a timer. Sooner or later, she’s going to search for
Hayato in his room and around the house. If she doesn’t find him, she’s going to
end up calling the police and Kira’s clock is up when it happens. Yoshihiro comes into the picture, and it pains
him to see his son like this. He knows that Kira had made a huge mistake,
and now he’s stressing about it. Which reconnect Yoshihiro with the memories
of younger Kira. Now this is where we’re faced with a position
we haven’t seen before, but the characters have. Kira had a time like this, and his father
went out of his way to help him. That help had led to Kira getting his stand,
Killer Queen. But, there isn’t a way to get out of this
situation. Kira would have to leave Morioh, but he won’t. He will never be at peace if he does, so he
needs something to help him so that he does stay in Morioh without pursuit. We had never seen something like this before
in previous parts or in DIU, but Kira had now been pierced by the arrow a second time. The answer he’s been looking for had ended
up being the answer that he was given before when he felt like this. But, what is this answer? In the manga, we’re just show the arrow
and home so there isn’t much we can make from it. But in the anime, Kira is sucked into nothingness. So, what’s going on? Now we’re here with a new perspective, and
seeing this with no history. Seeing the home, and Shinobu is coming into
Hayato’s room, and I originally thought that this is where Kira’s clock starts… But, Hayato is there. I see Hayato thinking about what had happened,
but then I see Kira. This new form of Kira, which I saw as him
trying to be himself and not Kosaku. But, all my attention was on the text. Killer Queen’s new ability. Even if you were watching the anime too, you
had to have been at least the same level of confusion as Yoshihiro if you weren’t spoiled. What could make this guy so confident, that
he would revert into himself. Along with that, Hayato knows that Kira isn’t
his dad and that he’s a murderer. Kira and Hayato have a terrifying exchange,
and Kira reveals that he’s not only not afraid, but he’s also able to freely tell
Hayato his name without worry. While gathering my thoughts together with
Hayato, a familiar face comes into the picture. Rohan Kishibe, stand user of Heaven’s Door,
here to confront Hayato and ask him about his dad. This was one of the moments where you know
something is about to go down because everything is pointing at it, and the suspense is slowly
building; especially since Hayato now knows Kira’s name and Heaven’s Door can easily
find that. So Hayato is asked about his father, but tries
to get away, that’s where Rohan must use Heaven’s Door just to get the information
he had came for. But, there’s a warning. Rohan has never seen something like this since
Heaven’s Door is only meant to just turn the being he’s using it on, into a record
of their life events. He’s genuinely puzzled because he’s never
seen something like this, but he’s interested so he continues. As he continues, all the events that are written
down are happening in real-time. This is one of the oddest things to happen,
and we’re just with Rohan as it goes. Hayato is holding experiences of the future,
but what could cause this. Even with these odd things happening, Rohan
continues to read on; and then it happens. The information about Kira that Rohan has
been searching for is all there. Rohan has figured it out, he’s got what
he needed, and now all he needs to do is tell the others about. But he reads on for any extra information,
and that’s where it ends. “Rohan Kishibe is killed”, we had established
that events on Hayato had so far been future experiences, and Rohan’s death is written
there. I was thinking to myself, what the hell is
going on? The writing furthered on, he was killed by
the matured Kira, but there’s something under the paper. IT’S KILLER QUEEN, KILLER QUEEN’S THIRD
BOMB: BITES THE DUST. My heart had almost stopped at this point,
but this is where I had also triggered memories of DIO Vs. Jotaro. Jotaro had invaded DIO’s world by also being
able to stop time. Killer Queen had done it just invaded Rohan’s
world but to the extent of being in Heaven’s Door. You don’t see something like this before,
and at this point I was speechless when seeing it. How did he get into to Heaven’s Door, why
is Killer Queen on Hayato, and what the hell is “Bites The Dust”?!? Rohan combats Killer Queen, he can open any
stand and turn it to a book, but no! That’s not happening, Killer Queen was basically
intangible when this happens. And it’s not that Rohan couldn’t combat
him, he already had Killer Queen in his eye. He’s not looking at Killer Queen from a
perspective, he’s inside of Rohan! The third bomb has now been activated! So, we get information from Killer Queen itself. This is a bomb planted on Hayato and it activates
when anyone is looking for information on Kira. What I like here is that we get Killer Queen’s
voice in the anime, which is the same as Kira, but majority of stands are voiced by the same
people who voice the user. That’s why Jotaro’s Ora and Star Platinum’s
Ora is the same thing. How Bites the Dust was explained to work,
I was so puzzled on how we had got up to this moment. It looked a bomb that just blows up people
that look for Kira, so I had thought that this is what’s going to end of the people
that look for Kira, one by one. But Rohan had already planned to meet Jotaro
and Koichi, and he can see them across the road. He finally found Kira, Rohan may die now,
but he’s going to be able to pass on the information before he dies. Just like how Kakyoin had been able to pass
the information about the world to DIO. So in my mind I’m thinking, “This is about
to be Stardust Crusaders part 2 with the ending arc”, but there was a one last detail before
coming to a conclusion. “This is where Killer Queen’s third ability,
truly begins!”. With a final yell screaming for a friend’s
name, Rohan bites the dust, with Hayato waking up to see it happen. OH NO! OH GOD! THE HUMANITY, and hey how did Hayato get back
home. The way Shinobu comes in, the china, the morning
program, everything is the same. It’s not just Hayato in a dream or something,
it’s the same morning. He’s experiencing the same morning. Kira shrouds Hayato in a darkness, and explains
what had happened to him. Bites the Dust, the invincible ability that
protects his identity. This was where we’re introduced to the true
ability. Killer Queen blows up those that search for
Kira, but time is rewound back to an hour prior. Everyone that investigates Kira using Hayato
is blown up. If Hayato wants to tell someone about Kira,
it never happened. The most gripping part about this, is that
the events that happen in Bites the Dust, become fate. If Hayato was turn into a book, then he’s
turned into a book. Which means if someone dies, then they will
die again. Fate is now under Kira’s control. The fate in JoJo was always a factor outside
of a person’s control, but now is happening. Now obviously more events happen after this,
but I want to focus on how we got here and what it meant. Kira had always found himself in situations
that he shouldn’t be able to get out of, but he always found his way. Fate had brought the stand users together,
and had been the reason of Kira getting into those troubling situations. But now, Kira has control of that. Now, if people want to pursue the bad guy,
they will die, forever. It got a point of where Hayato was willing
to sacrifice himself to change fate, but even then, he couldn’t do that. Him trying to sacrifice himself had ended
up being the perfect moment to blow up everyone in looking at him. Hayato was stuck in a difficult situation,
and it pained him deeply. He couldn’t stop it, and everyone that had
came to help and save him had perished because they got in contact with him. Fate will continue to kill everyone that plans
to help Hayato, and there isn’t anything that they can do for him. Fate is going against Hayato, and he needs
to do something to fix this, which he does. We know about Stands and how this is just
an ability, but to Hayato, it’s fate itself. That’s where the art lays. Everything trying to help Hayato ends up getting
destroyed. That’s why he must do this himself, and
that’s the art of Bites the Dust. You don’t need anything besides yourself
to change fate, you have control of what you can do. Even if you don’t think you have control
of your life or fate, you do, and you can do it. Thank you for watching. If you liked this video and you’re looking
for other videos of mine like this, I recommend my character analysis playlist. If you want specific videos, I suggest the
Kakyoin or Polnareff character analysis. And as a side note, I plan to talk about My
Hero and Hunter more, but I’m also open for recommendations. I recently finished MOB Psycho, so I plan
to make a video on that soon. Like if you liked, subscribe to be updated. So again, thank you for watching. Hopefully I’ll see you in the next one,
until then, peace out and god speed.


  • Caspear

    bruh i remember seeing a bites the dust spoiler of rohan dying and i thought "oh crap, didn't wanna see THAT." then two days later i watched the episodes and saw he lived and i got so damn happy.

  • Ok


  • AsuraTM

    Wait, this means Killer Queen is a requiem stand.

  • suicidal high school white girl

    Crazy that bites the dust is basically a requiem stand

  • Rigo Yurika

    It is REQUIEM

  • Mow DeGrasse Tyson

    I straight up cried at the end when Reimi moved on

  • seal beegle

    ''Yoshihiro comes to the picture''

  • Nathan McDaniel

    Does anyone else notice the queen references, as in the band queen and names of their songs like killer queen, another one bites the dust, and sheer heart attack



  • Aaron Chu

    3:27 I see what you did there

  • Iz A

    Am I the only one that thinks bites za dusto would be able to counter G E R

  • Oof.ExistentialCrisis

    Is it just me or do all final jojo bosses control time bites the dust, THE WORLD, and king crimson


    5:31 i found Pepsi

  • DIO

    0:20 P R O D U C T P L A C E M E N T

  • Tynasia Parker-Jackson

    I want Kira to deepthroat me

  • Mitchell Cohen

    To be honest I only came here in hopes of hearing " BITO DUSTO ".

  • Gribnax

    So basically,

    Hayato is Bill Murray

  • NeedToKnow's Regal

    Killer queen is super OP

  • Not the Shuckmeiseter

    Do you ever think about how funny it would be if sans the skeleton got pregnant?

  • Mushroomanjc c


    -Koichi Hirose

  • Resa ?

    My name is Yoshikage Kira. I'm 33 years old. My house is in the northeast section of Morioh, where all the villas are, and I am not married. I work as an employee for the Kame Yu department stores, and I get home every day by 8 PM at the latest. I don't smoke, but I occasionally drink. I'm in bed by 11 PM, and make sure I get eight hours of sleep, no matter what. After having a glass of warm milk and doing about twenty minutes of stretches before going to bed, I usually have no problems sleeping until morning. Just like a baby, I wake up without any fatigue or stress in the morning. I was told there were no issues at my last check-up. I'm trying to explain that I'm a person who wishes to live a very quiet life. I take care not to trouble myself with any enemies, like winning and losing, that would cause me to lose sleep at night. That is how I deal with society, and I know that is what brings me happiness. Although, if I were to fight I wouldn't lose to anyone.

  • OzoneHelix

    David Bowie murder mystery was a good arc

  • Leoxandar Magnus

    You’ve activated Punxsutawney Phil’s third ability, Groundhog Day!

  • Ryan Citriniti

    Syncing another one bites the dust to the bites the dust victims

  • Eryvac *00

    If you think about it… Killer Queen is pretty weak. He can only place one bomb and got overpowered and outsped by both crazy diamond and a heavily damaged star platinum. Red Hot chilli pepper said that the hand was weak because is was so slow, but the hand at least had the teleport thing, which killer Queen doesn't have. The only reason he could fight crazy diamond was thanks to stray cat. If I were a stand user, I would prefer just having sheer heart attack or bites the dust

  • Alexi Berthe

    Softly Hayato

  • bruhmandude123

    Rohan bites the dust
    Hahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahhhaa lol funny XD bruh

  • Jealu

    Hayato would be a really strong and clever stand user. Sadly he's just a Kid

  • Gabe Rowell


  • Animegeek210 Yt

    bro what your Outro beat called

  • Tumor

    3:24 is my mans smiling ew

  • The Jam Man

    This absolutely made part 4 for me.

  • JahKella Gaming

    Dude this video is nice 👍.

  • ゴゴゴMemezy

    Bites the dust arc was good becuz my fav jojo got the finish


  • Unknow0059

    That ending had me rolling laughing upon a rewatch, holy shit.

  • Historical Otaku

    It is really bizarre

  • The duck lord

    This arc got spoiled for me so i didnt enjoy it as much as i wolud've if it hadnt been spoiled

  • CrazyPangolinLady

    Part 4 is the best part cause the stands are creative, used in a way that’s clever AND the plot makes sense (mostly).

    Unlike part 5 where all the solutions are bullshit. “I turned the poison into a snake, which makes the snake’s venom the cure!”

  • Shane Stern

    "Imaging that would be unimaginable" – Kaleb I.A.


    killer queen looks more depressed as part 4 goes on

  • The Potatochipman

    this dude spent thirteen minutes explaining the story as if we're apes then gives thirty seconds of actual unique perspective. Glad this dog shit wasn't monetized, ain't getting nothing off me, only the time I spent watching this shit

  • Kylie Becker

    I always cry when Rohan dies. Ma boi… ma precious, precious, boi.

  • Jack Wodicka

    hold up?? Why can't Kira just destroy the tapes?

  • nintenx123

    I always thought that Kira talked out loud because he lived alone with his ghost dad so when he had to impersonate hayato’s dad he just slipped up.

  • Mr Temporal

    "Morioh warriors"

  • Sans TheComic9

    Kirra Queen: BITES ZA DUSTO!

  • Ezzyth

    I felt so fucking hopeless when rohan "died". i was so fucking sad.

  • Applesauce Morton

    Killer queen has already touched the like button

  • Sky Hawj

    One of my favorite JJBA villain

  • P P

    Well…not to mention it gave us this

  • Hector Caballero

    Another one bites the dust…

  • Anurag Deshpande

    kira is in trouble because of a kid AGAIN.. hmmmmm i see some ink on a mysterious paper for some reason

  • Jonathan Benjamin

    Why am I here? I hate anime…

  • Dr. Pepper Man

    10:52 calm down there Koichi

  • zinielx


  • Pops

    Anybody else wondered why Hayato was acting like he had a stand and knew everything that was happening in the fight between Kira and Josuke?

  • Doggs4Life

    killer queen reqium

  • Maverick Hunter Unity Z Beta

    Hayato: realizes that his Dad is not his Dad
    Hayato: ur not my dad

  • mr.kitloin


    I dont read the mangas so i dont know part 6&7 villans, but i sense a pattern here

  • ayylmao18

    3:28 "yoshihiro comes into the picture" nice one lmaoooo

  • Dreagle

    Every jojo villain with a stand has time abilities

  • An_Annoying_Cat

    Come on, he’s a weird guy who is a serial killer who just wants a quiet life. It makes sense for him to talk to himself. He was was talking to himself at the Duwang moment also.

  • Ariac Blank

    This was cool and all but I enjoyed jotaro styling on idiots a lot more tbh

  • Gea Force

    Kosaku: I, Kira Yoshikage, have a dream
    [piano music starts playing]
    Josuke: Dafuq you just said?!

  • Kyler Qiu

    Another one BITES ZA DUSTO

  • Jeat

    Wh- what the fuck, how are they hitting each other

    – Hayato

  • Marko Studio

    Bites The dust is just Killer Queen Requiem

  • Clout Sukker

    Yoshikage Kira might be a DeathNote reference

  • Aspiring Marauder

    Stand abilities are bullshit

  • DieHardPizzaman

    Stand User: Ambulance Driver

    Stand Name:

    W H E E L Z O N Z A B U S S

  • Unashamed


  • sherdest

    Diamond is unbreakable is one of my favorite seasons of Jojo and Kira is one of my favorite villains in Jojo.
    Killer queen! Bite the Dust!

  • AlessFD

    1:32 He talks out loud to severed hands when he's alone. It's not too weird if he talks out loud to Stray Cat.

  • ArkPlayer2004

    Omgosh I just realized bitez za dusto is killa queen requiem before requiem was a term

  • Azazel Daedraal

    I think my favourite part of the last few episodes of DiU was when Kira thought he activated Bites The Dust and finally won, because at the moment, you’re either thinking about how the Duwang Gang are either gonna win or how Kira possibly just won, but at that very moment, the second he reacts to him “winning”, Hell, even before then, if you recognize the place he’s in, you can see that he lost. Kira was never aware of Bites The Dust activating before, he only assumed it activated because of how Hayato was behaving. I think Araki was either accidentally a genius or he planned this from the very beginning, because by having Kira think that Bites The Dust activated and celebrating his “victory”, it not only gives away that it didn’t actually happen, but also that Kira was so distracted with trying to activate Bites The Dust that he himself never realized that he wasn’t aware of the previous times it activated, despite it happening twice, and the second time with him being there in person.

    Goddamn, JoJo, you’re something else.

  • the prototype

    Could bites the dust be used on kira

  • Ethan Arrow

    Y'know diamond is unbreakable is probably one of my least liked parts but the bite the dust arc was really fucking good

    Also when I say least favourite that doesn't mean I don't like it, I love it but I like other parts more

    For me it's probably

    1. Battle tendency
    2. Stardust crusaders
    3. Phantom blood
    4. Golden wind
    5. Diamond is unbreakable

  • Rey Naldo

    1:45 don’t you mean the,
    D U W A N G
    G A N G

  • Ben Wong


  • my mind is digital 2 mad-doctor17

    The very first requiem stand? Isnt it

  • Meedy Media

    So killer queen became requiem?

  • the grinchiest flix

    Rohans death reminds me of that scene from death note where Light tells that girl that he's Kira right before the death note activates

  • It’s ya boy Tom

    Unsubscribed, and disliked the vid. You really had to go and spoil something dude

  • Ya Boi


  • Ethan owo uwu

    Does anybody notice the striking resemblance Killer Queen has to Mewtwo.

  • I make Trash content


  • bruh moment number 2


  • NekoMikoYe

    All I see is bootleg nick from l4d2 with a hand fetish that changes hair

  • Fried Melons

    I made a mod for Skyrim where whatever you punch explodes 5 seconds later, then created a horrible white cat character… then beat the shit out of everyone in the whole castle area.

  • Lightning XD

    Does it count as Killer Queen reqium when he got stabbed with the arrow, if not please tell me how?

  • DEaD-'-RiSE

    1:34 because it's an anime
    I don't get why most of the writers do this

  • David Giesmann

    I have no idea what he just said as I don't watch the anime or read the manga, but it's really interesting nontheless

  • yuno gamer

    holy crap i was scared at that he said YOU KNOW thought hes talking to me

  • DannyDaDuffyDucking Daffer

    It would've been ironic if his ability controlled fate but he couldn't just deactivate bite the dust but…if he couldn't he would've survived because everyone probablt would've died and he would've been fine

  • Kyler Forrester

    R E C O M M E N D E D

  • Komodo Dargon

    Honestly, part 4 wasnt bad. It just felt weird to watch and I don't know why. The final arc was great but it lacked something that part 3 and part 5 did better and I think it was just the flow of the story as well as some of the irrelevancy in some of the episodes

  • Cat? I Think Not!

    Man, now I really know what kind of Stand Hayato would get. Looking forward to an eventual return to the main timeline.

  • Sire GOLDEN

    Also notice the fact that in hayato’s perspective he cant see stands
    Meaning he’s also confused as to how his “dad” made a man explode

  • J S

    Anyone else thought Diamond is Unbreakable translated very poorly into the anime medium? The weird pacing and Josuke's underwhelming personality just made it difficult to continue watching. The manga kept me glued though.

  • Neko Wafer




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