In a straight up fight, how would Part II's Joseph fare against Part III's Dio?
Better than part 3's Joseph did.
He would still lose though.
Joseph lost some of his ruseman skills in between parts 2 and 3. He would've had no problem convincing Dio to walk straight into a Hamon Overdrive when he was at his peak.
He would probably fire him into space on a volcanic rock.
Once Dio's serious, he can just stop time and murder you in between seconds. You'd have to make him underestimate you and get close enough to channel a ripple, which is what Joseph does best.
It's a shame Joseph racks disciprine really, he could have totally boned part 3 Dio. Pillar men have far higher power levels.
He was too busy sleeping with attractive women to train.
Unless he developed a stand, which he wouldn't according to timeline, he is pretty much done the moment The World happens.
Stuffing Purple Hermit full of the Ripple and covering himself was the only thing stopping Dio from just punching his head off during time stop.
Stands are invisible to normal people, so he wouldn't be able to see Za Warudo
What about Joseph vs part one Dio?
His clackers avoiding direct contact would make it too easy. Throw them through the fire, ignites the oil on them, dead Dio.
How about Part III Dio vs any of the pillarmen? Vampires are food for them, after all...
In the end all those comparisons make very little sense because of the ripple->stands switch. What's irritating for me is that suddenly every fucking random kid gets a stand without any effort in recent parts.
I still wonder what was behind his flair in the first place.
What did he take to suddenly become a master ruseman in just one arc?
In a straight up fight how could part 3's Dio not just instantly kill any normal person? Joseph in this case doesn't even know what a stand is, all the strategy in the world isn't going to stop a thousand knives from spawning out of nowhere and filleting him.
He was young.
He tries to ruse Darby in Part 3 but fucks up.
>Jotaro use your stand to see if Darby cheats
>Misses Darby cheating
Jotaro really fucked him
Jotaro fucks up a lot.
Joseph is better at video games than him
the pillar men would win because even if the world pummeled them them they would just restore their body's.
DIO would just be consumed.
That's why Dio was lucky he was dormant when the pillar men were rampant.
what about stopping time and in those three seconds throw them into the sunlight?
>implying the Pillar Men would fight him in the day
Plus Whammu has his cloak
Hands would get eaten.
Dio can't touch Joseph even in timestop due to the ripple. This is why Dio bothered to get knives against him in part 3.
Pillarmen are some bullshit, you can't even touch them.
That means that if Joseph would have failed everything would have been fucked for the next generations since people nowadays are too lazy to learn something like the ripple, which has also the benefit to make you look younger.
Couldn't Dio just use The World to grab them?
This confuses me, wasn't it only Dio's head that was still part vampire? or did he fully turn Jonathan's body into a vampire as well?
Depends I guess. Can Pillarmen eat stands?
The only living thing that can touch the Pillarmen is the ripple, The World's hands would be eaten too.
When you have DIO's blood flowing through you then you become a vampire.
I still think it's fucking weird that Joseph didn't become a vampire at the end of Part 3 but whatever
They're ghosty ghosts
>S&W has the same split eyes as gappy
How come I never realized?
Maybe because he hasn't used his stand in a while.
Well they are part of a living thing, if the user dies so does the stand, with few exceptions.
He probably used the ripple to nuke his body of DIO vampire pathogens
Blame that on Prince's record label being the biggest no-fun music company in existence. No prince songs are on Youtube, and if I recall correctly, they've tried to sue Araki about Gold Experience before.
>Trying to sue about a reference
You do realize Dio was going to evolve The World eventually to have infinite time stops right?
Who would between Giorno and GER and the pillar men?
Even without Requiem the battle would be endless, unless the pillarmen absorb vital parts of Giorno which can't regenerate.
Pillar Men are fucked against Gold Experience or Crazy Diamond
Can't stands damage vampires though?
Crazy Diamond can't heal Josuke.
Yes, but the question is: is a stand able to damage a pillar man without getting absorbed by it?
Joseph's Hermit Purple doesn't count since the user knows the ripple.
I think DIO being a vampire is the reason The World always crumbles into peaces when it't damaged
>The concept of "Stand" (a contraction of the phrase "one who stands by me") was introduced in Part III of the manga series. According to Joseph Joestar, it is the manifestation of an individual's innate power over the "ripple" (hamon) and represents, to an extent, the individual's psyche. In fact, Joseph once referred to it in the manga as the "ghost ripple" (quite apt, as most of them take on humanoid forms and hover around the wielders like wraiths).
That's from the wiki, and based off of it I'd say stands could probably damage pillar men without getting absorbed or allowing them to simply regenerate it.
The the manga itself says that Jotaro doesn't have the Ripple yet he has one of the strongest stands.
>According to Joseph Joestar, it is the manifestation of an individual's innate power over the "ripple"
Sounds like it would work to me
>Joseph in any way shape or form being able to take on a time-stopping vampire who has a diamond-shattering faster than light stand
It wouldn't. Remember the Ripple is supposed to emulate not just life but the power of the sun itself.
Stands affect other thing such as time, element, space, etc so it doesn't exactly function the same way as a ripple does.