|“||THE WORLD! This time is only mine!||„|
|~ Diego Brando|
|~ THE WORLD's battle cry|
Diego Brando, commonly referred to as Dio, is the final antagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part VII: Steel Ball Run. Funny Valentine encounters him in one of the many parallel worlds after the death of the original Diego Brando. After the President's death, this new Diego is tasked by Valentine to take the completed Holy Corpse through Manhattan in the final sector of the Steel Ball Run race and store it in a sealed chamber. He is challenged by Johnny Joestar in the final sector as he carries the Corpse.
Power and Stats
Tier: 9-C. High 8-C with THE WORLD
Name: Diego "Dio" Brando
Origin: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Part VII: Steel Ball Run)
Classification: Human, Stand User, Jockey
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Street Class. Large Building Class with THE WORLD.
Durability: Street level. Large Building level with THE WORLD.
Stamina: Peak Human
Standard Equipment: THE WORLD, Throwing knives, matches and oil can, near-invisible threads/wires, Revolver
Intelligence: Combat genius, he figured out how to properly defeat the threat of Tusk ACT 4 by using his mind more than simply using his fists. Very tactical in using any resources he can use to his advantage (i.e his fight with Johnny while staying away from Tusk Act 4's ability)
Weaknesses: Any damage taken by THE WORLD is reflected back onto Diego. THE WORLD's time stop can be countered with an ability similar to Diego's or an ability that bypasses stopped time.
- THE WORLD: THE WORLD is a tall, muscular, yellow humanoid Stand with various clockwork-esque styles across the chest, back, and fists. Its only form of attack is melee attacks, but can throw objects.
- Time Stop: THE WORLD's main ability is to stop time, allowing only itself and Diego to act within the duration of stopped time (unless someone else has similar powers to Diego). However, it is only able to stop time for up to five seconds.