Dio Brando, also known as simply DIO, is the main antagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure,serving as the main antagonist in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, as well as being the posthumous overarching antagonist of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean. He is the sworn enemy of the Joestar family, being hellbent on destroying them in his quest to take over the world, being the archenemy of Jonathan Joestar and the arch-nemesis of Jotaro Kujo in particular.
Dio is overall a sadistic, ambitious and ruthless megalomaniac who will do anything to get what he wants. He is consistently manipulative and violently domineering, as well as a lack of conscience and empathy. One of Dio's most recognizable traits are his boundless ambition and obsession for power. As a young man, he lived in the poverty, and constantly abused by his father, Dio set for himself the goal to become the richest and most powerful being of the world. To do so, he poisoned his father and used anything or anyone that he could in order to further his goals, disregarding any morality that would restrain the range of actions avilable to him.
Upon putting on the stone mask, Dio Brando gained powerful vampiric abilities, being able to drain blood from others, self-regeneration, superhuman strength, near-immortality, the ability to shoot powerful streams of liquid from his eyes (The technique nicknamed "Space Ripper Stingy Eyes") and use cryokinetic abilities to free foes solid. Later on, he gained the Stand The World, which has the power to stop time for a few seconds along with performing powerful close-ranged attacks. This would have increased to greater limits hadn't he been killed earlier.
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