|“||I will stand above that "flock of pigeons"... and I will control them!||„|
|~ Diego Brando|
Diego Brando, commonly referred to as Dio, is a major character in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VII: Steel Ball Run. A popular British jockey known for his worldwide fame and success, he joins the Steel Ball Run race to win the grand prize of fifty-million dollars. During the race, he becomes involved in the search for the parts of the Holy Corpse, and temporarily allies with Funny Valentine before becoming a traitor. He is considered to be the rival of Johnny Joestar.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 8-C via Scary Monsters
Name: Diego "Dio" Brando
Origin: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Part VII: Steel Ball Run)
Classification: Human, Stand User, Jockey
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Large Building Class
Range: Extended Melee Range with Scary Monsters; Dinosaurs he create have no set range.
Standard Equipment: Scary Monsters, Silver Bullet (his horse), the Left Eye of the Holy Corpse, various stones
Intelligence: Skilled combatant and an ace jockey; is a manipulative person who takes weaknesses to their advantage and analyzes nearly everything an opponent does through habit or trick to completely defeat them.
Weaknesses: Diego cannot see any still objects or objects moving at a set speed. Scary Monsters will have its effects worn off if Diego is injured or is nullified by an object such as a Holy Corpse part.
- Scary Monsters: Scary Monsters is a Stand that is bound to Diego's body at all times; the ability itself stolen from a Dr. Fernindad via the Left Eye of the Holy Corpse. Since it is bound to his body, it can fight hand-to-hand with other Stands and damage them, despite being a normal human.
- Infection: When Diego touches or scratches an object, they become infected with a virus that slowly transforms them into dinosaurs. These said dinosaurs are always under his will and will obey his commands. Each dinosaur created varies in size and power depending on the object or organism he infects.
- Transformation: With Scary Monsters, Diego can transform parts of his body or himself completely into a dinosaur. Even without transforming, he gains traits of a dinosaur, such as enhanced strength, speed, stamina, and senses. He also gains a digestive system that allows him to eat, digest, and regurgitate normally impossible objects such as rocks.
- Fossilization: When Diego infects something, he also has the choice of turning them into a hardened state or shell, similar to a fossil. While it hasn't been used much, he was capable of fusing objects together to create a camoflague and transformed two guards into dinosaur-themed lamps.