Dio Brando has been dead since the conclusion of Stardust Crusaders, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's third story arc that introduced Jotaro Kujo as well as Stands in general. While the vampire is no longer physically threatening the Joestar bloodline, his shadow looms large in the latest arc of the anime adaptation, Stone Ocean. Now, one cosplayer has brought back the creature of the night that was the first antagonist threatening the Joestars in the Hirohiko Araki created anime franchise.
The latest episodes of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean featured Dio Brando returning to the anime adaptation in a flashback scene that explored the relationship that the vampire had with the current villain of the season, Pucci. The two villains had a deep discussion over the idea of "heaven" and what it might take to achieve entry into this unique plane of existence, with their conversation coming to an end as Dio leaves the Stand wielder of White Snake a unique present. Leaving one of his bones with Pucci, said present has become a major part of the latest episodes of Stone Ocean as both the heroes and villains attempt to get their hands on the McGuffin.
Instagram Cosplayer Rinne Goddess took the opportunity to share a unique new take on Dio Brando's look from Stardust Crusaders, in which the vampire wielded a Stand known as the World, but was ultimately killed by Jotaro Kujo despite having time-stopping abilities thanks to "The World":
The future of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure past the story of Jolyne Cujoh will include stories that take place in an alternate timeline from the one that we've come to know, and while Dio Brando himself doesn't make a return from the grave, a new Brando will be introduced during the story of a Stand battle filled horse race, Steelball Run. Currently, Netflix hasn't revealed that David Production is working on this bizarre chapter in the series, though it wouldn't be a surprise if it was confirmed following the final episode of Stone Ocean.
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