JoJo's compatriot Straizo, now a vampire, uses a laser eye attack to pierce JoJo's head and neck. But JoJo tricks him and responds with a Ripple attack that Straizo fends off by using a scarf woven from beetle muscles. After JoJo explodes Straizo with grenades, the opponent reassembles himself and takes a hostage. JoJo finally defeats Straizo by reflecting his laser eye back onto him and combining it with a Ripple attack. Before committing suicide, Straizo warns JoJo of a "Pillar Man" who will soon awaken. Meanwhile, Speedwagon is being interrogated in Mexico by a general, Stroheim, who wants information about the Pillar Man that officials recently excavated with the intention of reviving. JoJo makes his way to Mexico, unaware that he is being followed by a strange assassin.