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—Dio Brando's battle cry

Dio Brando
Japanese Name ディオ・ブランドー
Namesake Ronnie James Dio
Dio (band)
Marlon Brando
Stand The World
Jonathan's Stand
Age 20~21 (Part 1)
122 (Part 3)
Birthday 1867~1868[1]
Chinese Zodiac Dragon
Date of Death January 16, 1988
Gender Male
Height 195 cm.
Weight 105 kg.
Blood Type Most Likely B [2]
Nationality British
Hair Color Part 1-6
Blond (Manga, Anime, All Star Battle)
Over Heaven
Red (Novel)
Eye Color Red
Relatives Dario Brando (father)
Dio Brando's mother (mother)
Giorno Giovanna (son)
Donatello Versus (son)
Ungaro (son)
Rykiel (son)
George Joestar (adoptive father)
Jonathan Joestar (adoptive brother)
Manga Debut Vol. 1 Ch. 1
The Coming of Dio
Final Appearance Vol. 28 Ch. 264
Dio's World (18)
Anime Debut Episode 1
Dio the Invader (Episode)
Game Debut JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (SNES)
Seiyuu Kenji Nojima (Young; Movie)
Hikaru Midorikawa (Adult; Movie & Game)
Isshin Chiba (Arcade)
Tanaka Nobuo (OVA)
Wakamoto Norio (Drama CD)
Takehito Koyasu (Anime & All-Star Battle)
Voice Actor Andrew Chaikin

Dio Brando (ディオ・ブランドー Dio Burandō?), also known in Japanese as "DIO" in later appearances, is the main antagonist of both Phantom Blood and Stardust Crusaders, though his legacy causes repercussions throughout the rest of the series as well. He is also the father of Vento Aureo protagonist, Giorno Giovanna.


Part 1: Phantom Blood


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.

Adult Years

Aside from replacing his coat with a vest, Dio's attire hasn't had much change. However, his overall physique and height has 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.

Reborn Vampire form

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.

Part 3: Stardust Crusaders

Shadow form

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 "Jyaaku no Kenshin Dio." (Dio the Evil Incarnate)

Fuku form

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.

Enraged/Armored form

Dio transforming into his ultimate form, 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.

See also



  1. JoJo 6251
  2. Logical Speculation: Jonathan is type A and Joseph is type B. In JJBA the Vampiric blood transfer of is never fully explained, so it is unknown if the Vampire's blood converts the stolen victim's blood into a compatible blood-type, assimilates differing blood-types into itself resulting in combined Antigens and changed Antibodies, or changes the Vampire's blood type to match the victim's. If Dio's blood type is B, then Dio-Jonathan's blood would likely become possibly A, B, or AB. Additionally, Giorno is type AB. There are only 4 possible parental blood-type combinations which result in AB, and three of them involve one parent being AB themselves.

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