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Dio Brando


In the first Jojo series, Dio was the enemy of the then-hero Jonathan Joestar. On a sinking boat, Jonathan decapitated the vampire, but found himself attacked by the floating head. Dio's head stole Jonathan's body as the boat sank and had not been heard of for a hundred years. He returned, along with his own stand, the World. The ever charismatic vampire lives in a secluded mansion in Egypt where he hopes to hear of Joseph and Jotaro Kujo's deaths at the hands of his many henchmen. "The World," is a robot-looking man with the power to stop time for several seconds.

In his first fighting game debut, Dio is based on his Part III: Stardust Crusaders appearance. Dio's original version from Part 1 of the manga (Dio (Phantom Blood)) debuted in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. Shadow Dio is another playable form of Dio in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage For The Future.
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R



Page Updated:  Jan. 25th, 2021

Dio is one powerful, crazy bastard... and you learn that real quick if you ever decide to venture into the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series. While his visual design is completely unorthodox and... yes, bizarre...  his sinister and cruel personality comes through vividly and has a major part in several major chapters / sagas of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Dio's ability to "stop time" is probably one of the coolest abilities in the JJBA series (and is particularly interested how it was implemented into a fighting game). At first, I didn't really like Dio's funky outfit... what's with the green heart headband and knee pads? Certainly not the typical "comic book villain" Western audiences are used to, but in that way (and many other ways), Dio stands out. Comic book bad-guys have gotten so predictable and monotonous over the years, so a wild design like Dio is actually refreshing and different. To state the obvious, Dio is one of the most memorable villains from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. Worth noting: So many of his animations from the Capcom 2D fighting game are beyond epic!

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