|Debut|| Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Vol. 1 Ch. 1 (Manga)|
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (Game)
|Voiced by|| Isshin Chiba (Arcade)|
Takehito Koyasu (Anime & All-Star Battle)
Dio Brando is the main antagonist of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure series.
The Legacy of Dio BrandoEdit
- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure (1998)
- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle (2012)
- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven (2015)
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.
Dio is ambitious, narcissistic, arrogant and megalomaniac, and will do anything to get what he wants. He frequently bullied and upstaged Jonathan Joestar in their youth in order to place himself in a better position to replace him and obtain the Joestar family fortune, and in his adulthood, relinquished his humanity in favor of becoming a vampire. His personality could be explained by his poor childhood and the abusive relationship he shared with his father Dario Brando. Speedwagon, however, denied it as a cause for Dio's personality, claiming that Dio was already born this way and poverty had nothing to do with it.
However, Dio is not entirely evil, although he tends to approach it. He shows a good side to those who are good to him. In particular, he has shown favorable attitudes towards Enrico Pucci, who also showed loyalty in return. This trait is particularly emphasized in the anime, when Dio is shown to have killed his own father out of revenge for the abuse against his mother, rather than as a step in his scheme to rise in society. Dio also has a passion for reading, as he is found in the library of his Egypt mansion several times he is shown.
Unless provoked or deemed an obstacle, Dio will normally not attack anything or anybody (although probably more out of regarding them as inconsequential, and so not worthy of attention, than anything akin to kindness). He will first try persuading people to work for him, then fight them, if they oppose.
It is implied in Part VI: Stone Ocean that Dio wanted to use his stand to create a perfect world for himself and a handful of subordinates. He enlisted Pucci as his living "conscience", in case he would go crazy and veer "off track".
Araki personally considers Dio to be technically bisexual. He remarked that Dio can and will openly offer himself to either gender using any method, as long as the person suits his present desires. Since he is selfishly interested in their capabilities, however, Araki commented that Dio is the type who is incapable of loving another person wholeheartedly.