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Eoh DIO
Immortality! Eternal life! And STAND POWER! This proves that no one can surpass DIO! Puny Humans! I shall rule you all! Bow before my knowledge and might!
~ DIO
I understand that happiness cannot be obtained by having an invincible body or mountains of money, or even being the ruler of the human race. The true winner is the one who gets to see 'Heaven'... I will get there, no matter how many things I must sacrifice.
~ DIO explaining his ideals to his friend Pucci

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Human ability is extremely limited and finite. Your Hamon training avails you nothing. It's USELESS, USELESS, USELESS, USELESS, USELESS, UUUSSSEELLLESSS!! A MERE MONKEY COULD NEVER DEFEAT A LION!!! And compared to my power, JoJo, you are a monkey!
~ Dio Brando

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What a truly magnificent feeling! I feel so good, I could break out into song! [...] One hundred years ago, I obtained immortality. But I didn't feel as absolutely wonderful as I do now! Joestar blood suits me well! This is the greatest high!
~ DIO, after sucking Joseph's blood

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The World's true power, as its name suggests, is to reign supreme over the entire world!
~ DIO
MUDAMUDAMUDAMUDAMUDA!
~ The World's battle cry

WRYYYYYYYYYY!
~ One of Dio's catchphrases and battle-cries, as well as the signature vampiric screech

Summary

Dio Brando is the main antagonist in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part I: Phantom Blood and Part III: Stardust Crusaders. After the death of his abusive and alcoholic father, Dio was sent to live with the Joestar family to repay a debt owed to his father by George Joestar. Dio quickly asserts himself as the superior of his new adoptive brother, Jonathan, beginning an intense rivalry. This ultimately leads to Dio casting aside his humanity in pursuit of power and immortality using the Stone Mask, becoming a vampire and seeking world domination as opposed to merely earthly riches. Dio's conflicts with his brother conclude with their apparent mutual defeat at sea.

It is in 1983 that DIO finally resurfaces, revealing that he had escaped and hid within a casket, bound and trapped somewhere within the ocean. Now in possession of Jonathan's body after the destruction of his own, he uses the Stand Arrow to grant himself a Stand, furthering his power and control. However, the effects of the arrow seemed to reverberate across the Joestar blood flowing in Jonathan's veins, granting Stands to his grandson, Joseph, his gentle daughter Holly, and her son, Jotaro Kujo. As Holly is too peaceful for a Stand, she is left sickened by its presence, and seeking to save her before it ultimately claims her life, Joseph, Jotaro, and the rest of the Stardust Crusaders set a course to Egypt to kill DIO once and for all.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 8-C | 8-C, 8-C with the World | At least 8-C, 8-C with the World

Name: Dio Brando | DIO, Lord DIO

Origin: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Age: 20-21 years old | 122-123 years old

Gender: Male

Classification: Former Human, Vampire, Stand User

Powers and Abilities:

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, Extrasensory Perception (Capable of seeing ghosts and souls among some other supernatural forces that are normally otherwise invisible), Flight, Acrobatics (Can make big jumps with flips and mobilize in the air), Genius Intelligence, Social Influencing (His presence and dialogues could generate rather abnormal reactions on others who he related to or just met, ultimately inducing things such as massive fear of him, loyalty or appreciation), Immortality (Types 1, 2, 3 and 6. Survived as just a severed head after being left incapable of healing properly thanks to Hamon, and was able to steal Jonathan's body in this state), Self-Sustenance (Type 1, survived at the bottom of the ocean locked in a coffin for approximately 100 years), Regeneration (Mid; Due to Jonathan's body rejecting him his regeneration has weakened; Still capable of regenerating from a hole in his head), Body Control, Absorption (Can drain blood through his hands and fingers), Necromancy (Can raise someone from the dead by pouring his blood into theirs, causing them to turn into a vampire), Biological Manipulation (Can fuse bodies together and transform living beings into zombies), Telepathy (Spoke to Enrico Pucci despite not physically being present), Mind Manipulation (Can create flesh buds capable of implanting themselves inside a persons brain, forcing them to obey his commands), Aura, and Summoning (Of his Stands). Hermit Purple#2 has Elasticity, Clairvoyance, Technology Manipulation, Mind Reading & Telepathy, Selective Intangibility, Non-Corporeality (Stands are the incorporeal manifestations of one's vital energy, and can only be harmed by other Stands), Non-Physical Interaction (Stands can interact with ghosts and other Stands) and Invisibility (Stands can only be seen by other Stands and Stand Users). The World has Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Afterimage Creation (Capable of leaving numerous afterimages of its attacks, such as punches and kicks), Time Stop (Can stop time for up to five seconds, allows DIO to stop time as well), Size Manipulation, Selective Intangibility, Non-Corporeality (Stands are the incorporeal manifestations of one's vital energy, and can only be harmed by other Stands), Non-Physical Interaction (Stands can interact with ghosts and other Stands), Invisibility (Stands can only be seen by other Stands and Stand Users), Flight (Within its effective range), Aura, Limited Resistance to Time Stop (Can see and think within stopped time, as well as move at the cost of his own personal five second limit)

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses, Extrasensory Perception (Capable of seeing ghosts and souls among some other supernatural forces that are normally otherwise invisible), Flight, Acrobatics, Telepathy, Body Control, Absorption (Can drain blood through his hands and fingers), Genius Intelligence, Social Influencing, Immortality (Types 1, 2, 3 & 6; Survived as just a severed head after being left incapable of healing properly thanks to Hamon, and was able to steal Jonathan's body in this state), Self-Sustenance (Type 1, survived at the bottom of the ocean locked in a coffin for approximately 100 years), Regeneration (High-Mid; His regeneration has improved a considerable degree in terms of speed and potency, DIO also claims that after drinking Joestar blood this is the strongest he's been), Body Control, Absorption, Necromancy (Can raise someone from the dead by pouring his blood into theirs, causing them to turn into a vampire), Biological Manipulation (Can fuse bodies together and transform living beings into zombies), Telepathy, Mind Manipulation (Can create flesh buds capable of implanting themselves inside a persons brain, forcing them to obey his commands), Water Manipulation (Should be able to fire highly pressurized jets of liquid from his eyes), Ice Manipulation (Should be able to drain parts of his body of temperature causing them to freeze, allowing him to touch an object and consequently freeze it as well), Aura, and Summoning (Of his Stands). Hermit Purple#2 has Elasticity, Clairvoyance, Technology Manipulation, Mind Reading & Telepathy, Selective Intangibility, Non-Corporeality (Stands are the incorporeal manifestations of one's vital energy, and can only be harmed by other Stands), Non-Physical Interaction (Stands can interact with ghosts and other Stands) and Invisibility (Stands can only be seen by other Stands and Stand Users). The World has Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Afterimage Creation (Capable of leaving numerous afterimages of its attacks, such as punches and kicks), Time Stop (Can stop time for up to at least nine seconds, allows DIO to stop time as well), Size Manipulation, Selective Intangibility, Non-Corporeality (Stands are the incorporeal manifestations of one's vital energy, and can only be harmed by other Stands), Invisibility (Stands can only be seen by other Stands and Stand Users), Non-Physical Interaction (Stands can interact with ghosts and other Stands), Flight (Within its effective range), Aura, Limited Resistance to Time Stop (Can see and think within stopped time, as well as move at the cost of using his own personal nine second limit)

Attack Potency: Building level+ (Far superior to Tarkus, who can split hills, and can even overpower a Jonathan Joestar who previously obliterated and out-muscled Tarkus with ease), can ignore conventional durability with Vaporization Freezing | Building level+ (Weaker than before to an unknown degree; Easily deflected Hierophant Green's Emerald Splash), Building level+ with The World (DIO claimed it is stronger than Star Platinum, later realizing they have the same type of Stand, although The World is slightly weaker. Should be comparable to other close-range Stands such as Stone Free, which can deflect meteorites) | At least Building level+ (After drinking Joseph's blood, DIO's body became "stronger than ever before". Overpowered Star Platinum while assisted with his Stand and a road roller crushing his foe), Building level+ with the World (Despite DIO's increase in power, the World doesn't seem noticeably stronger than Star Platinum, who managed to break off its fingers and overpower it during a stand-off)

Speed: At least Hypersonic+ (Comparable to Jonathan, who reacted to his Space Ripper Stingy Eyes which appears to function similar to water jets, which can easily move at speeds of Mach 3) | At least Hypersonic+ with Massively FTL reactions (Easily deflected Hierophant Green's Emerald Splash. Reacted to Star Platinum on multiple occasions. Should be comparable to Joseph, who fought against Kars in his youth), Massively FTL with the World (The World is faster than Silver Chariot and can keep up with Star Platinum) | At least Hypersonic+ with Massively FTL reactions, Massively FTL with the World

Lifting Strength: At least Class K, possibly Class M (Superior to Tarkus) | At least Class K, likely Class M (Much stronger than he was before, claimed to be the strongest he's ever been). At least Class K, possibly Class M with The World (Comparable to Star Platinum)

Striking Strength: Building Class+ | Building Class+, Building Class+ with the World | At least Building Class+, Building Class+ with the World

Durability: Building level+ (He can exchange blows with Jonathan). His regeneration makes him hard to kill. | Building level+ (Took attacks from Star Platinum, though he was badly injured by them), Building level+ with the World. His regeneration makes him hard to kill. | At least Building level+, Building level+ with the World. His Regeneration makes him hard to kill.

Stamina: Very high, Dio can keep on fighting even when badly injured. | Very high, but lower than before as he has gone nearly a century without proper nourishment and the body of Jonathan actively resists him | Very high, he claims that after drinking Joestar blood, this is the strongest he has felt

Range: Standard melee range, much further with Space Ripper Stingy Eyes | Standard melee range, several meters with the World (Its maximum range is 10 meters, though it weakens the further it strays from DIO), much further with Space Ripper Stingy Eyes and throwing knives, Universal with Time Stop

Standard Equipment: None notable | The World and a number of knives

Intelligence: Genius. Though he may be arrogant and full of himself, Dio is a cunning, pragmatic opponent who is willing to do anything necessary to succeed in a fight, no matter how underhanded he has to be. He experiments with his powers, not just his vampiric ones but the limits of his Stand, pushing himself further and further in search of strength, which he uses to brutal effect in fights. With the World, DIO does not pull any punches, moving to finish fights as quickly as possible by stopping time and unleashing a lethal strike, though he can be goaded into actually fighting against an opponent. When fighting against Jotaro, DIO utilized everything at his disposal to defeat him, throwing knives at him from a safe distance to test the limits of his ability to move in stopped time before cautiously making sure he was dead. Even then, DIO's next move was to decapitate him anyway, just to be safe.

Weaknesses: Dio is very overconfident, and as a vampire, he will be disintegrated by sunlight and is vulnerable to light-based attacks (Of the Ultra Violet variety or those mimicking the sun or sunlight), which circumvent his regeneration | Same as before. Because Jonathan's body is rejecting him, his strength has diminished and he cannot use his vampiric powers to the same extent. Any damage dealt to The World will be reflected onto DIO, and the Stand weakens the further it moves from him to a limit of 10 meters away. Someone else with the ability to stop time may be able to think and move during The World's stopped time | Due to his new peak of power, DIO has become even more arrogant and psychotic in general temporarily.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Vampiric Physiology: Through the Stone Mask, Dio transformed himself into a vampire, a strange process of acupuncture tapping into his brain and awakening his body's full potential. As a vampire, he has superhuman strength, vastly heightened senses, and the ability to control his body in a number of ways. With Jonathan's body, DIO does not have access to his full range of vampiric capabilities, as his brother's body is rejecting him. It is only by claiming the blood of another Joestar that he takes complete control once more, becoming stronger than he's ever been.
    • Flesh Buds: DIO can spawn these buds from his cells and implant them into the bodies of others to control them. They do so by connecting to his brain, and if removed, the flesh bud will violently lash out with tentacles, seeking to kill its host and whoever is trying to remove it. This makes it impossible for even the greatest surgeons in the world to do so, but, due to its incredible precision, Star Platinum was able to safely extract Kakyoin and Polnareff's.
    • Fusion: Dio's control over biology allows him to fuse the bodies of others to make grotesque chimeric creatures, and he can also use this ability to integrate his own flesh into those of others, allowing him to take control of Jonathan's body after his death.
    • Necromancy: A vampire can utilize their abilities to transform the living and the dead into monstrous zombies. By the time of Stardust Crusaders, DIO's ability in this area has grown to the point that he can even transform others into vampires, doing so to resurrect Vanilla Ice after he decapitated himself for his sake.
    • Regeneration: A vampire can regenerate from lethal wounds, with Dio putting the two halves of his body back together after being cut in half by Jonathan, and Straizo reconnecting the many chunks of his body with tentacles after being blown apart by Joseph's grenades. However, Dio can be killed if his brain is completely destroyed.
    • Space Ripper Stingy Eyes: Dio can fire highly pressurized jets of water from his eyes with enough force to punch through stone.
    • Vaporization Freezing Technique: By cooling down his own body to the point that it drops below zero, Dio can make it so that he can freeze others with a touch, with the process of freezing an entire body taking only two seconds. His victims can then be easily shattered by his immense strength, making any physical contact a dangerous proposition. He can even use this to cool his own blood and stop its flow to inhibit Hamon, making it ineffective.
  • The World clashing with Star Platinum
  • The World stopping time against Kakyoin
  • The World stopping time in pursuit of Joseph
  • DIO throwing knives in All-Star Battle
  • DIO using a steamroller in All-Star Battle
The World's true power, as its name suggests, is to reign supreme over the entire world!
~ DIO
  • The World: The World is DIO's Stand, a powerful close-range humanoid Stand. Muscular and incredibly powerful, it has the speed and strength to overpower Silver Chariot and match Star Platinum, which is the same kind of Stand and shares its powers. As a result, the World can likely duplicate many of Star Platinum's own abilities. It is likely that it even shares its superhuman precision.
    • Time Stop: The World's power, which allows DIO to stop time, making it so that only itself and DIO can move for the duration of the ability, though someone with a similar power may be able to think and move. Initially, the World could only stop time for an instant, but due to DIO's immortality and superior physiology, the maximum duration of his time stop grows continuously, both as he heals and as he uses it. By the time of his battle with Jotaro, the World could stop time for a maximum of five seconds, and after he drank Joseph's blood and seized complete control of his body, it increased to nine seconds. Had he not died, it is implied that it would have continued to grow in duration.
  • Jonathan's Stand: After being stabbed by the arrow, both DIO and what remained of Jonathan's body developed their own Stands. While DIO developed The World, Jonathan's body developed its own Stand similar to Joseph's Hermit Purple, taking the form of a cluster of purple vines.
    • Spirit Photography: With this unnamed Stand, DIO can create a psychic image of a target by striking a camera. Unlike Hermit Purple doing so does not destroy the camera, making DIO's ability apparently superior. Just like Joseph, he can likely use it in a number of combat applicable ways, though this is never demonstrated

Key: Dio Brando | DIO | Awakened DIO

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Notable Victories: 

Giorno Giovanna (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Giorno's Profile (Part 3 DIO and Pre-GER Giorno was used)

Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist) Scar's Profile (Part 1 Dio was used and speed was equalized)

J'zargo (The Elder Scrolls) J'zargo's Profile (Awakened DIO was used, Speed was equalized)

Diavolo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Diavolo's Profile (Part 3 DIO was used)

Straizo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Straizo's Profile (Phantom Blood Dio and Battle Tendency Straizo were used)

Dettlaff van der Eretein (Witcher) Dettlaff's Profile (Dettlaff could transform, speed was equalized)

Notable Losses:

Kars (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Kars' Profile (Awakened DIO and Base Kars in Light Mode were used)

Rudol von Stroheim (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Stroheim's Profile (Phantom Blood Dio was used)

Massimo Volpe (Purple Haze Feedback) Massimo's Profile (Part 1 Dio and Enhanced Massimo was used)

Noriaki Kakyoin (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Kakyoin's Profile (Part 1 Dio was used and speed was equalized)

Iron Man (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Iron Man's Profile (Mark 6 Onward Iron Man vs Part 1 Dio, speed equalized)

Okuyasu Nijimura (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Okuyasu's Profile (Part 1 Dio was used, Speed was Equalized)

Nightwolf (Mortal Kombat) Nightwolf's Profile (Speed equalized, Part 1 Dio was used)

Risotto Nero (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Risotto's Profile (Part 1 Dio was used)

Joseph Joestar (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Joseph's Profile (Part 1 Dio and Pre Training Joseph were used.)

Jotaro Kujo (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) Jotaro’s Profile (Part 4 Jotaro and Part 3 Dio were used)

Inconclusive Matches:

Gwenpool (Marvel Comics) Gwenpool's Profile (Post Awakening Gwen w/o 2-C Equipment and Awakened DIO. Both had prior knowledge and speed was equalized)

Start a Discussion Discussions about Dio Brando

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  • Classic VS Thread: DIO vs Diavolo

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    • Also, I'm pretty sure it's accepted that DIO used Time Stop a lot in character. At least as far as I'm aware. Although my argum...
    • In character there is no way for diavolo to win here. With prior knowledge then i guess he beats pre-high DIO if he goes for the head as said above
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