Dio Brando

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Name: Dio (ディオ・ブランドー Dio Burandō)
Occupation: Lawyer (as a human)
Relationships: Jonathan Joestar (adopted brother, rival); Dario Brando (father); George Joestar I (adoptive father); Giorno Giovanna (son)
Fandom: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Digital painting of Dio Brando in his gold Part 3 outfit, striking a pose against a purple background.
[1] by PkBlitz
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Dio Brando (ディオ・ブランドー Dio Burandō), known as DIO from Part 3 onwards, is the main antagonist of several parts of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Originally an orphan taken in by George Joestar, Dio aimed to usurp Jonathan's place as heir to the Joestar family fortune. He later became a vampire and tried to take over the world... and that's just the first part.


In canon, Dio Brando is a highly charismatic and intelligent man who uses seduction and ruthlessness to convince people to work with him.

He shows interest in other cultures, with the OVA depicting him reading the Quran (appropriate since he resides in Egypt, a country that's predominantly Muslim). He is also philosophical, seen discussing the world's philosophies with Enrico Pucci.


DIO is the source or focus of many of the best known memes of the JJBA fandom, including "It was me, DIO"[1] and "Oh? You're Approaching Me?"[2] , "ZA WARUDO"[3], and more.

DIO is often shipped with other characters, including Jonathan Joestar, Jotaro Kujo, Vanilla Ice, Enrico Pucci, Mariah and Midler.








  1. ^ "It was me, Dio!". Know Your Meme. 2014. Accessed 12 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Oh? You're Approaching Me? / JoJo Approach". Know Your Meme. 2019. Accessed 12 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Za Warudo / WRYYYYY". Know Your Meme. 2009. Accessed 12 September 2021.