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The World DIO

DIO IN PART VI

Japanese Name ディオ・ブランドー
Namesake Italian for God[1]
DIO[2] (band)
Marlon Brando
Stand The World
Profile
Age 20~21 (Part 1)
120 (Part 3)
Birthday 1867~1868[3]
Date of Death January 16, 1988[4]
Gender Male
Nationality British
Hair Color Blond[5]
Eye Color Orange (Child; Anime)
Red (Part 1 Dio, Vampire; Anime, ASB, EoH)
Gold (Part 3 DIO, Digital Color?, Anime, ASB, EoH)
Relatives Dario Brando (father)
Dio Brando's mother (mother)
Giorno Giovanna (son)
Donatello Versus (son)
Ungalo (son)
Rikiel (son)
George Joestar (adoptive father)
Jonathan Joestar (adoptive brother)
Media
Manga Debut Chapter 1
Prologue
Final Appearance Chapter 264
DIO's World (18)
Anime Debut Episode 1
Dio the Invader
Game Debut JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SNES)
Seiyuu Kenji Nojima (Young; Movie)
Hikaru Midorikawa (Adult; Movie & Game)
Isshin Chiba (Arcade)
Tanaka Nobuo (OVA)
Norio Wakamoto (Drama CD)
Takehito Koyasu (Anime / All-Star Battle / Eyes of Heaven)
Voice Actor OVA:
Andrew Chaikin (English Dub)
Marco Balzarotti (Italian Dub)
TV anime:
Patrick Seitz (English Dub)
Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda!!

—DIO's battle cry

Dio Brando (ディオ・ブランドー Dio Burandō?), known as DIO (DIO(ディオ))?) from Part III onwards, is the main antagonist of both Phantom Blood and Stardust Crusaders.

Originally a man of low birth but peerless ambition, Dio is a villain of little conscience, vast cunning, and an insatiable hunger for power.

Dio is the father of Giorno Giovanna, the protagonist of Vento Aureo, as well as a handful of other illegitimate offspring. As the dominant antagonist of the series, his legacy persists throughout the story.

Appearances

Phantom Blood

Childhood

When he first arrives at the Joestar Estate, Dio is seen wearing typical formal boy's attire from that era; a blue coat, white dress shirt, a tie, suspenders, breeches and a pair of striped socks. He has blond hair and a handsome face. He also appears to have 3 dots on the lobule of his left ear, which seems to be a birthmark.

Adulthood

Aside from replacing his coat with a vest, Dio's attire hasn't had much change. However, his overall physique and height have increased significantly. During the events where Jonathan sets out to find the antidote for his father's illness, Dio dons a top hat and new flamboyant looking cloak that has feathers jutting out of the shoulders.

Vampire

Dio's clothing has changed quite a bit after his first battle with Jonathan; most noticeable is the scarf around his neck. He wears an ornate shirt and breeches, a large pair of boots, vambraces, and two suspenders attached to a band around his waist.

Stardust Crusaders

Shadow

DIO does not have a visible face as an effect of the shadowy darkness of his mansion. He has shoulder length blond hair. He is topless, exposing Jonathan's muscular body (of which his head is sewn in place) and wears green pants with suspenders, gray clogs, black shiny cuffs on both wrists and heart-shaped knee guards. In the game, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future, his voice is also distorted (an effect created by the writers to add mystery). This form of DIO is also called "The Evil Incarnation DIO."

Revealed

Just like the Shadow form, only his entire suit is now colored yellow. DIO's face is seen, his hair is blond, wearing a jacket with a tank-top underneath. He now also wears a heart-shaped circlet, and rings for his cuffs. This is his form during the beginning of the DIO's World story arc.

Empowered

DIO nears his physical peak after sucking Joseph Joestar's blood. The description is like his fuku form minus the jacket and the heart-shaped hairband (which had been destroyed during Star Platinum's attacks). He now sports a deranged and homicidal look and mannerisms, losing his cool touch, and his hair is now disheveled, mostly oriented upwards. This is his form during the latter half of the DIO's World story arc.

References

  1. JoJonium Volume 3
  2. The Mist of Emptiness, Vanilla Ice - Vol.9 "Shueisha Jump Remix Stardust Crusaders Edition" P170 The Secret of JOJO Characters
  3. JJBA Artbook: JoJo 6251
  4. JJBA Artbook: JOJO A-GO!GO!
  5. Chapter 440: Gold Experience (1), p.11

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