Heritage for the Future ★ DIO

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This is the appearance DIO takes for the final chapters of Stardust Crusaders. A majority of his "open-handed" attacks are now properly clenched into fists (his light and hard attacks), signifying his better control over the body. The World is also fully revealed.

This DIO comes with 2 different versions, one being a playable 'Greatest High' DIO, and the other being a boss DIO.

In the Story Mode, DIO will wear his jacket for the first round in the final battle against him, and his abilities will be limited. Upon being defeated once, he will shed his jacket and declare it to be the final round, regardless of how many rounds the player sets.

Moveset and Gameplay

DIO is close-range character with high damage attacks and great combos. Though likely the most difficult character to play, he boasts a lot of great qualities. He shares some similarities to Jotaro, though he has some ranged options.

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Unique Attack (特殊技)
Stand Appearance Attack
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Special Move (必殺技)
Blazing Fist
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Blazing Strike
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Stingy Eyes
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The World
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(Dp).png + A1.png STAND
Super Combo (スーパーコンボ)
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Road Roller
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Time Stop!
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Bloody Summoning
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Story Mode

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The incarnation of evil, DIO awaits the arrival of the Joestar Group to annihilate his adversaries and become the ultimate being. DIO is typically the final boss for most of the roster. In the first round, DIO dons his jacket and is less aggressive, but when he is defeated he powers up and behaves like the playable version.

In Super Story Mode on the PS1 version, DIO appears in the final few stages and is the final boss.

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Stage 1
(Muhammad Avdol Stage 1)
Stage 2
(Iggy Stage 2)
Stage 3
(Kakyoin Stage 3)
Stage 4
(Joseph Joestar Stage 4)
Stage 5
(Joseph Joestar Stage 5)
Stage 6
(Polnareff Stage 6)
Stage 7
(Jotaro Kujo Stage 7)

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The Threat of The World
(世界(ザ・ワールド)の脅威跡 Za Wārudo no Kyōi)

DIO notices that the heroes are trying to surround him. Narrowly dodging an attack from Hierophant Green, DIO realizes that he is already surrounded by Hierophant's tentacles. Though Kakyoin intends to use Hierophant's tentacles to reveal DIO's Stand ability, DIO declares him a fool and summons his world-conquering The World. After the fight, DIO stops time and impales Kakyoin through the chest in front of Joseph. Kakyoin fires a final Emerald Splash at a clock tower before passing away, giving Joseph a clue to the Stand's true power.
Secret Factor: Hierophant's Field! (「法皇」の「結界」!)

End the fight with Kakyoin's Hierophant's Field special move.
The Stand That Rules the World
(世界を支配するスタンド Sekai o Shihai Suru Sutando)

While running from DIO, Joseph realizes the meaning of Kakyoin's message: The World's true ability is to stop time. DIO goes in for the kill, but stays his hand, as Joseph is protecting himself with the sunlight Ripple energy passed down from his grandfather. After the fight, Joseph encounters Jotaro, and barely has enough time to warn him of DIO's true power before DIO stops time. Remembering his Stand's gradual development, DIO overcomes Joseph's Ripple by throwing a knife at his throat. Time resumes, Joseph falls dead, and DIO announces that Jotaro will be the next to die.
Secret Factor: Energy of the sun, Ripple! (太陽のエネルギー「波紋」ッ)

End the fight with Joseph's Hermit Web special move.
The Same Type of Stand!
(同じタイプのスタンド! Onaji Taipu no Sutando!)

Despite Joseph's warning, Jotaro approaches DIO and confronts him head-on. The adversaries test their Stands' speed; The World comes out on top, managing to scrape Jotaro's leg. Unfazed, Jotaro complains about his pants' ripped fabric. After the fight, Jotaro is seemingly killed. Wary of the Joestars' luck, DIO grabs a signpost and moves to cut off his head.
Secret Factor: Comparing the speed of our rushes? (突き(ラッシュ)の速さ比べか)

Initiate a Blazing Fists Match with Jotaro's Ora-Ora special move or Puttsun Ora super move.
Make Sure He's Dead
(完全なるとどめ Kanzen Naru Todome)

Polnareff suddenly attacks DIO from above, managing to stab his head. However, DIO simply stops time and punches Polnareff in the head, knocking him to the ground. After the fight, DIO states his intention to finish off Jotaro first and bring the Joestar Egypt Tour Group to an end.
Secret Factor: Go straight to hell, DIO! (くたばりやがれッ!DIO)

End the fight with Polnareff's Shooting Star special move.
The Faraway Journey, Farewell Friends
(遥かなる旅路 さらば友よ Haruka naru Tabiji Saraba Tomo yo)

After confirming that Jotaro has no heartbeat, DIO prepares to cut off his head. Suddenly, Star Platinum attacks and Jotaro gets up, having stopped his own heartbeat. DIO, wounded by the attack, tries to escape, but Jotaro pummels him and sends him flying. However, DIO is thrown to the very same place he was trying to escape toward: the resting place of Joseph Joestar's body. Draining Joseph's blood, an invigorated DIO prepares to end the battle once and for all.
Secret Factor: I stopped time... (おれが時を止めた・・・)
Have DIO stop time, then end the fight within stopped time by using Jotaro's Star Platinum The World super move.


After the fight, DIO performs a last-ditch kick attack with The World. Star Platinum punches The World's leg, shattering the Stand and thus destroying DIO's head. Joseph and DIO's bodies are recovered by an ambulance, and Joseph is revived through a blood transfusion between the two bodies. The next morning, Jotaro and Joseph place DIO's remains under the sunlight, permanently ending DIO's menace. At an airport in Cairo, the Joestars bid farewell to Polnareff, remarking on the bizarre yet enjoyable experience they shared together. Meanwhile, in Japan, a fully-recovered Holy senses the return of her father and son.


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DIO: Cover of Volume 27
The World: OVA

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