Yoshikage Kira is arguably the best antagonist in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. Yoshikage Kira is introduced in JoJo's Bizarre Adventures: Diamond is Unbreakable. Kira is a cunning man and is capable of outwitting most of his opponents. Like all major villains, Kira has a stand ability of his own and is able to control it immaculately. Kira's stand is called Killer Queen and its ability is to turn anything it touches into a bomb. Pretty frightening, right?
One might think that he can take on the strongest of characters with such a powerful ability. However, that is not the case. There are some characters who are perfectly capable of beating Kira. So, in this post we are going to discuss 5 characters Kira can defeat, and 5 others that he can't. Let's begin—
10 Can Defeat: Joseph Joestar
First up, we have Joseph Joestar. Joseph made his debut in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency. Throughout Part 2, Joseph managed to grow quite a lot, both physically and mentally. He mastered the use of Hamon and defeated the Pillar Men, excluding Kars. In Stardust Crusaders, Joseph once again played a major role. He received a stand of his own called Hermit Purple. While Joseph might be clever and capable of using Hamon, Kira is just on another level altogether. Joseph was really struggling to fight the stronger stand users even in Part 3. So, this is an easy win for Kira.
9 Can't Defeat: Diavolo
Diavolo is the main antagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. Let us immediately start with his stand. Diavolo's stand is King Crimson and it is capable of predicting what is going to happen in the next 10 seconds but that's not all. With King Crimson, Diavolo can erase time for 10 seconds. The ability is so powerful that Giorno needed to take his stand to the next level in order to beat Diavolo. If Kira and Diavolo would go head-to-head in a fight, then the outcome is pretty clear. Kira won't even be able to touch Diavolo.
8 Can Beat: Bruno Bucciarati
Next up, we have Bruno Bucciarati. Bruno is a character from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. Everything changed for Bucciarati and his gang when Giorno joined up. They went on an incredible adventure to kill the Boss. Many times in the series, Bucciarati showed us what he is capable of. His stand, Sticky Fingers, allows him to create zippers on any surface. He can escape using his stand and, he can also launch surprise attacks on his foes. However, that won't be enough to beat Kira Yoshikage. Kira can easily beat Bruno with a combo of Sheer Heart Attack and Killer.
7 Can't Defeat: Jotaro Kujo
This is probably one of the easiest choices on the list. Jotaro Kujo, the protagonist of the ever-popular Stardust Crusaders, is a very powerful character. In Part 3, Jotaro faced DIO who had killed his friends and his grandfather, Joseph. Everything seemed lost until Jotaro unveiled his stand's ability to stop time. Jotaro used his newfound ability along with his stand's incredible offensive power to overwhelm DIO. Jotaro was also a main part of Diamond is Unbreakable, and he actually faced Kira. Despite being badly wounded Jotaro utterly humiliated Kira. If they were to fight again the results won't be different at all.
6 Can Beat: Secco
This might not be the name that you were hoping to see on this list due to Secco not being so popular but, he has a pretty powerful stand. Secco is introduced in JJBA: Golden Wind and his stand is Oasis, which covers itself around Secco like a suit, and liquefies anything that he touches. Along with the ability to liquefy things, Secco also possesses much more physical strength than any other human. He also has an advanced sense of hearing that he developed due to swimming underground. This is a difficult matchup for Kira, but his Sheer Heart Attack would easily allow him to locate Secco and dispose of him.
5 Can't Defeat: Enrico Pucci
Enrico Pucci is the main antagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean. Pucci is among the strongest characters in the entire JoJo series. Pucci's stand is Made in Heaven, and it allows him to increase the speed of time. Throughout the series, Pucci got upgrades to his stand. The end product is Made in Heaven. With the power of Made in Heaven, Pucci can make short work of Kira and his stand. The difference in the power of the two characters is just too much. It is fair to say that Pucci will defeat Kira without breaking a sweat.
4 Can Beat: Otoishi Akira
The next character on the list is actually another villain from JJBA: Diamond is Unbreakable. Otoishi Akira is a major villain in the earlier part of Part 4. Akira's stand is Red Hot Chili Pepper. His stand is based on electricity and its power can go from lethal to non-existent very quickly. It is a long-distance stand, and it can cause a lot of damage if there is a source of electricity nearby, but if there are no electrical sources then it can run out of stamina fairly quickly. Kira's stand is superior in terms of both power and durability. The outcome of the fight will heavily rely on whether or not Red Hot Chili Pepper can find a source to take energy from.
3 Can't Beat: Giorno Giovanna
Giorno's inclusion in this was inevitable because of how overpowered his stand is. He is the main protagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind. Giorno's stand is Gold Experience Requiem, which is the definition of "broken." It can turn an opponent's actions and willpower to null. Another thing that should be kept in mind is that anyone killed by Gold Experience Requiem will have their death turned into zero. Thus, forcing the victim in an endless death loop. There is absolutely no way that Kira can beat Giorno Giovanna.
2 Can Beat: Jolyne Kujo
Next up on the list is Jolyne Kujo. Jolyne is Jotaro's daughter and a stand user. Her stand is Stone Free, which has tremendous destructive power and insane durability. Jolyne's stand allows her to turn parts of her body into strings and she can gather all the strings together to make a powerful humanoid stand. Stone Ocean is a very versatile stand, and it allows Jolyne a lot of freedom. This is actually a very difficult match for Kira Yoshikage. Jolyne is a very experienced fighter and she is gonna make it very hard for Kira to win, but I think that Kira has got what it takes to beat her.
1 Can't Beat: Funny Valentine
The final character on our list is Funny Valentine, the main antagonist of Steel Ball Run. Valentine has an unreal stand ability. His stand is Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap or D4C. It allows him to go through several dimensions, where he can swap himself with his counterpart. It is fair to say that Valentine is immortal in away. Valentine's ability can be easily triggered if he gets caught between two things. Kira can't win in any circumstance against someone who is almost immortal. Valentine would easily triumph over him.