Jean Pierre Polnareff
 

  
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BIO:

Jean Pierre Polnareff is one of the major characters in Part III: Stardust Crusaders. He also makes a later appearance in Part V: Vento Aureo. In the story, he traveled with Jotaro and Joseph to get revenge for his sister, who was raped and killed by a stand wielder with two right hands. His mission for revenge had led him to Dio's lair where Dio brainwashed him into attacking Jotaro. The heroes defeated him and destroyed Dio's influence. Polnareff then joined the group, hoping to find the one who slayed his sister. 

Early on, he found that man, J. Geil, who was working as one of Dio assassins alongside Hol Horse. Though Abdul almost died, Polnareff finally got his ultimate revenge and killed J. Geil. Later on, he defeated a swordsman named Chaka. When Polnareff took Chaka's Anubis sword, he momentarily became evil and attacked Jotaro. He lost and went back to normal. The Frenchman stuck with the Jojos and fought alongside them against Dio Brando. His stand, the Silver Chariot, is a knight with a fencing sword that moves incredibly fast. Fun Fact: Benimaru Nikaido's design is visually based on Polnareff.
 

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FIGHTING GAME ORIGIN:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

 
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OTHER APPEARANCES:
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

 
                                      


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Page Updated:  June 12th, 2019

Good ol' Polnareff has some interesting history in the fighting game genre. For starters, it's pretty certain Polnareff's hairstyle inspired the likes of Paul Phoenix and Benimaru. You might even say Guile, but Guile's hairstyle was more inspired by that Nazi dude from JJBA, Rudol von Stroheim. Anyway, Benimaru's original outfit looks to be entirely based on Polnareff... original JoJo reference!

Overall, Polnareff is a pretty cool and also humorous JoJo character. His stand is one of my favorites in the entire series... Silver Chariot is awesome to watch. For all the reasons already mentioned, Polnareff turned out to be a solid fighting game character in both JoJo fighting games he appeared in.

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