I Reject My Humanity, JoJo

I Reject My Humanity, JoJo

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"I Reject My Humanity, JoJo," also known as "I'm Throwing Away My Humanity, JoJo," refers to a memorable quote said by JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime series character Dio Brando upon revealing that he had decided to become a vampire. Online, a manga panel and a still image paired with the quote has been used as reactions, with the quote also used as a snowclone.

Origin

On March 9th, 1987, chapter 11 "The Stone Mask, Part 4" of the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was published. In the chapter, character Dio Brando reveals his decision to become a vampire by donning the Stone Mask, saying that he "rejects his humanity" (color panels shown below).[1]


RIP T'LL TRANSCEND HUMANITY... RIP WHY DO YOu HAVE THE STONE HE'S GOT A KNIFE! SHOOT HIM! WATCH OUT MISTER JOE STAR! MASK? I'VE LEARNED ONE THING IN MY SHORT LIFE.. THE HARDER YOu PLAN, THE LESS THINGS JOJO... THERE'S A LIMIT TO HUMAN ABILITY.. WILL GO ACCORDING TO YOUR PLANS... AS LONG AS YOu CANNOT GO BEYOND HUMANITY. WHAT ARE YOU SAYING! BAM CLENC I REJECT MY HUMANITY JOJO!!

On October 20, 2012, episode three "Youth with Dio" of the anime adaptation of the series premiered.[2] In the episode, the scene is shown (shown below).



I'm throwing away my humanity, JoJo!

Spread

The exact first instance of "I Reject My Humanity, JoJo" meme is unknown. Prior to September 2016, memes based on a black-and-white manga panel of Dio Brando saying the quote and holding the mask saw moderate spread in Japan, with multiple instances of memes in which the mask was replaced with other objects posted online by users (examples shown below).[3][4]


我不想當處男一 ,喬喬! 司、れ、 いは、 人間をやめるぞ! 岩爸爸 快給我 光教 光教 官來 啦!

On September 21st, 2016, Tumblr user billys-silly-thrillies responded used the meme to respond to an image of a papier-mâché mask submitted by another user, with the post receiving over 11,400 likes and reblogs in three years (shown below).[5]


WHAT? WHAT ARE YOU SAYING P! I REJECT MY HUMANITY! JOJO!!

In the following years, the memes based both on the manga panel and the still image from the anime adaptation gained further spread online, particularly on Tumblr and Reddit.

Various Examples


WHAT? WHAT ARE YOu SAYING ?! I REJECT MY HUMANITY! JOJO!! I REJECT MY HUMANITY! I REJECT MY HLUMANITY! JOJO!!
IF YOU DON'T GIVE ME CANDY... I-I'LL KISS YOU! I'm throwing away my candy JoJo! When you eat an apple a day so you don't need doctors anymore I'm moving beyond humanity!

Templates


I'm throwing away my humanity, JoJo! W I REJECT MY HUMANITY! JOJO!! BAM I REJECT MY HUMANITY JOJO!!

Search Interest

External References

[1] JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia – "":

[2] JoJo's Bizarre Encyclopedia – Episode 3

[3] Baidu – 流风蓝's Post

[4] Twitter – @itonobuh's Tweet

[5] Tumblr – billys-silly-thrillies' Post

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