A Stand allows its user to have strength and abilities that far surpass those of a human. It can also be considered the strength of the user’s soul. Before Josuke, the only person in the Joestar family known to have a Stand is Jotaro, and his is named Star Platinum. Stands appear somewhat see-through and tower over their users. Each one of them has its own look, but they’re connected to the user. This means that if they get hurt, so does the user and vice versa.
While each Stand has super-human strength and abilities, they tend to specialize in one area or skill. For Star Platinum, this is close combat. He’s never seen more than a few feet from Jotaro, but he compensates for that by being extremely strong and fast.
Josuke’s Stand is Crazy Diamond. He is also a close combat fighter but also has a remarkable ability to repair almost anything.
Before Stands, previous generations of the…