Crazy Diamond’s Demonic Heartbreak‘s new parrot character has an unnamed Stand which we’ve gradually been seeing more of with each month’s new chapter. As of the third chapter, I have an idea of the Stand’s potential namesake. I believe that the Stand’s name might be “Nemty”.
You might be wondering who or what “Nemty” is. In Egyptian mythology, Nemty was usually depicted as a falcon god standing on a boat or a crescent moon. He isn’t a popular god, and most information about him is unknown due to a lack of surviving details. However, there are some specific factors connecting this name to the parrot and its ability.
Nemty the Wanderer
Nemty’s name means “One who travels” or “the wanderer” due to being the god of ferrymen. According to the Jumilhac Papyrus, a monument from Sinai describes Nemty as “The Lord of the East”.
In Crazy Diamond’s Demonic Heartbreak, the first thing we learn about the parrot is its wandering nature. Ryoko notes that she saw it circling the sky when she was in Egypt. Next, Hol Horse learns that it has gone missing and eventually discovers that it flew to the far east all the way from Cairo, Egypt to Morioh, Japan.
Throughout the first three chapters, we’ve seen the parrot travel through Morioh, following the protagonists. It first flew past the cemetery where Ryoko was and then started targeting Hol Horse in Budogaoka, following him to the police station.
Association with Horus
Despite the story “Conflict of Horus and Seth” featuring Nemty as a ferryman, some myths involving Nemty and Horus are analogous. Due to the lack of information, Nemty eventually assimilated into being Horus himself.
The parrot and Pet Shop, whose Stand is Horus, were both raised together by the same trainer in CDDH. With their relationship, it’s possible the parrot will also have a Stand named after an Egyptian god rather than a music reference.
Some people have theorized that the parrot is the same cockatoo that DIO has with him in the manga in Polnareff‘s flashback of DIO (Stardust Crusaders Chapter 14). This bird never appears again in the manga and the fifth episode of the anime replaced it with Pet Shop in the same scene.
Nemty and the Moon
Nemty forbids himself from being associated with gold as punishment for a mistake he made. Consequently, silver gained importance in Nemty’s cult and his statues were made of silver. Silver has lunar associations in poetry and various mythologies and Nemty also has potential relations to the moon in some texts.
The first page depicting the parrot shows it in front of a large full moon. Realistically, Tasuku Karasuma probably drew the moon behind the parrot as an artistic choice to illuminate it in the dark sky. Nonetheless, I found the correlation interesting.
The Nemty Virus
Nowadays, “Nemty” is the name of a ransomware program. The malware started in 2019 and spread through phishing e-mails and botnets, most commonly affecting people in China and Korea. Nemty takes control of the PC it infects, encrypting its victim’s data and demanding a ransom in return. If Nemty affects one PC, it can affect multiple machines by encrypting data on the PC’s entire network.
Similarly, the parrot’s Stand inserts data into its victim using punched cards. The victim can no longer control their body, forced to act out the event recorded in the punched cards. This has happened twice so far; Inspector Hiraoka mimics Wilson Phillips running over pedestrians and now Hol Horse is about to shoot him like he was about to shoot DIO ten years ago. Hol Horse was also seeing and hearing DIO when the Stand controlled Hiraoka, suggesting the Stand could affect multiple people concurrently.
Stands and their Namesakes
Araki doesn’t always base a Stand’s design or its abilities on their namesake. In Stardust Crusaders, some of the Egyptian God Stands in the Ennead are not actually part of the Ennead in real life. Likewise, Geb is even an aquatic Stand despite being the god of the earth. Out of the Ennead Stands, Horus and Anubis are the most similar to their namesakes design-wise.
However, almost all of the abilities and/or appearances of Kouhei Kadono‘s Stands in Purple Haze Feedback relate to their names. For instance, Manic Depression manipulates neurochemicals, Dolly Dagger is bound to a dagger, Rainy Day Dream Away is bound to raindrops, and Nightbird Flying is a bird Stand. As the author of CDDH, it’s possible that Kadono will continue the same trend.
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About Crazy Diamond’s Demonic Heartbreak
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Crazy Diamond’s Demonic Heartbreak (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 クレイジーDの悪霊的失恋) is an ongoing spin-off manga written by Kouhei Kadono, author of Purple Haze Feedback, and illustrated by Tasuku Karasuma, author of No Guns Life.
It is the first official JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga spin-off that Hirohiko Araki does not write or illustrate. Ultra Jump started publishing the manga in December 2021. The manga takes place in between Stardust Crusaders and Diamond is Unbreakable, starring Josuke Higashikata and Hol Horse.
Hopefully the upcoming chapters will reveal the name of the Stand. While it’s possible that I’m completely wrong and the Stand is named after a song, comparing Nemty and the parrot was interesting. A Japanese fan speculates that the Stand’s name is “Om” because of the similarities between it and Abbacchio‘s Moody Blues. Om is a Moody Blues song and “parrot” is pronounced オウム (о̄mu) in Japanese.
What do you think the Stand’s name will be? Share your thoughts in the comments below.