Time Stop:The World's key defining power is its ability to stop time, allowing only itself and Dio to act within the duration of stopped time. Given Dio's weakened state during Part III, this ability only works for a few seconds in Dio's frame of reference before time flows again. However, also due to Dio's immortality, the duration of stopped time also increases as Dio becomes more accustomed to The World, reaching a maximum of eleven seconds throughout the story. Had he not died, the length would have continued to grow. The only real way to counter this power is with other time-stopping skills.
Destructive Power A
Developmental Potential B
Dio's The World is roughly equal to Part 3 Star Platinum in all aspects. By showings, The World is slightly faster, almost as precise, nearly as strong and durable, with higher range (10 metres).
The World and Star Platinum are also the exact same kind of Stands, this was stated by Dio and was proven throughout the Dio VS Jotaro fight, and everything Star Platinum can do The World can do too, and vice versa:
Why The World is FTL+:
Scaling says it all. In terms of speed, The World > Star Platinum > Final Upgrade Silver Anubis (What I call the union of Anubis and Silver Chariot) >>>>>> Final Upgrade Anubis >> Silver Chariot >>> The Hanged Man & the Sun's Laser Beams = Speed of Light
Here are Silver Chariot's feats:
Whether he knew the trajectory of The Hanged Man or not doesn't matter, you still need to be faster than light in order to actually hit a beam of light. The problem in the arc was that The Hanged Man was travelling between so many surfaces, making its trajectory difficult to predict, which proved to be a very advantageous quality to have when fighting Silver Chariot since it's a short range Stand.
Final upgrade Anubis' feats:
By the time Anubis and Polnareff fought a second time, Anubis' strength and speed grew to the point where Silver Chariot could no longer keep up with it. Therefore the gap in speed is sizable.
Star Platinum's feats:
Ok, in the beginning, you see Star Platinum out-classing Final upgrade Anubis in speed, and still countered when it had a second burst in speed mid-fight.
Then you see Star Platinum keeping up with Silver Anubis, the combination of both Final Upgrade Anubis-2nd Burst & Silver Chariot, so at this point SP was fighting two FTL Stands at once.
And it could have kept going too, but Jotaro wanted to end the fight fast so he baited Anubis into stabbing him, leaving the latter open to ORAORAORAORA-fication.
And of course, even the writer, Hirohiko Araki, confirms that Star Platinum moves faster than light:
The World's feats (Pre-absorption of Joseph's Blood):
As you can see, The World, pre-upgrade, is slightly faster than Star Platinum.
I have previously mentioned that The World is also almost equal to Part 3 Star Platinum in strength, however, during the Dio VS Jotaro fight SP was actually getting stronger because it was being pushed to it's limit, so what I'm about to show you, is feats of SP's strength from several story arcs back:
Those teeth are indeed tough as natural complex diamonds (real-world approximation would say that those teeth are made from carbonado, as shown in the calc.). The sea bed is full of minerals, and High Priestess' body is a conglomeration of minerals from the sea bed, so Joseph's statement regarding the nature of those teeth is accurate.
With some calculations you'll find that the above feat is Multi Large Building-Level (see calc here). As you see, a weaker SP packs that much power per a few barrages (NOT per punch).
The World's time-stop duration by the time the final showdown came about (Post-upgrade) [11 seconds, and it can keep increasing indefinitely with usage]:
As I have shown previously, The World and Star Platinum are the exact same type of Stand, whatever the former can do, the latter can do too, and vice versa. It just so happens that Star Platinum has the extremely dangerous yet frequently overlooked ability to use Selective Intangibility:
As seen above, SP not only was able to phase through Jotaro's body, but also Joseph's body too. Selective intangibility allows Star Platinum to bypass the durability of his opponents by phasing through their bodies and ripping out their organs, or whatever constitutes them.
And since The World and Star Platinum are identical, The World has this ability too.
Now, the real reason I created a respect thread for Dio isn't just because he has a Stand with overwhelming speed, strength & durability, time-stop and selective intangibility. Dio himself, without The World, actually has FTL combat speed pre-upgrade, and FTL+ combat speed post upgrade, with strength to match Star Platinum.
DIO's speed feats (pre-upgrade):
Hierophant Green's Emerald Splash was able to tag Star Platinum, admittedly, Jotaro did say that he dropped his guard down, and Star Platinum did easily counter Eemerald Spalsh when it used against him a second time, but, Star Platinum's stats only grew when it fought The World, so at that point it was still FTL+, therefore, despite Jotaro dropping his guard down, the mere fact that Emerald Splash tagged SP means that is has to be LS - FTL, this is supported by Hierophant Green's rank in speed, B, and all B-Level - A-Level Stands are LS - FTL+, this was proven and stated several times in the series.
Here we see Dio handling Emerald Splash like it was absolutely nothing, pre-upgrade, meaning Dio himself has to have FTL combat speed pre-upgrade.
Dio's speed & strength feats (Post-absorption of Joseph's blood):
As you can see here, Dio himself, after absorbing Joseph's blood, can match Star Platinum in both speed and strength (crazy stuff). The legitimacy of what you see here is supported by the fact that Dio has FTL combat speed pre-upgrade, and can easily carry (while gliding) a steam roller post-upgrade, the average steam roller weighs 12 - 15 tonnes.
So Dio himself, without The World, post-upgrade, has FTL+ combat speed, is Small Building-Level with singular punches, and Multi Large Building-Level with extended barrages.
Now comes the two last points, regeneration and travel speed, I'll start with the latter since it will be shorter.
Dio's travel speed:
Now Dio's travel speed is actually nothing special, but since he can glide and jump really high it's easily above that of a peak human. Oh and he can levitate too.
And now, last but not least, Dio's regeneration.
Dio's Regen (post & pre-upgrade):
Can't regrow limbs, but can reattach them. Broken limbs take a few seconds to heal. Pierce wounds heal easily. Damage to the head is irrelevant pre-upgrade, unless you rushed his skull. Damage to the head is irrelevant post-upgrade, unless you blow it up completely. Regeneration speed post-upgrade > Regeneration speed pre-upgrade.
To truly kill a vampire: Kill them with Hamon, destroy the head completely, or expose them to Ultraviolet light.
Eva01, The FTL+ speeds. I personally think that those speeds should be FTL. Polnareff was barely faster than the Hanged Man. Anubis wasn't blitzing Polnareff. Star Platinum wasn't that much faster than Anubis either. Going from FTL to FTL+ is huge. Basically, what you're saying is that Star Platinum would have outright blitzed the Hanged Man. He really wouldn't have. Maybe just barely, but not enough to warrant being 10 times faster than the Hanged Man.
And Kakyoin isn't LS as far as I know, so I would actually put his Emerald Splash in the relativistic+ region.
тиваненк Star Platinum wasn't much faster than the Anubis who was being wielded by Silver Chariot. Anubis continuously becomes stronger as the fight goes on. The Anubis whom Silver Chariot was completely helpless against, got decked hard while it was trying to slash Jotaro, notice that, as the sword got very close to Jotaro, he didn't even move an inch, then suddenly Anubis is flying out the shop, then, in their next clash, he got a sudden burst of speed and surprised Jotaro, and he STILL couldn't tag Star Platinum. If that wasn't enough, again, it was already proven that Anubis becomes stronger as it fights, so in its final exchange with Star Platinum, it became even faster than when it avoided SP's shirahadori, and Star Platinum still had enough to continue that exchange even as Anubis is upgrading itself, but Jotaro had to end it quick or else he would have had to injure Polnareff.
So the gap in speed really is sizeable. Also, you're thinking of the difference here between FTL - FTL+ x10, who is that that is? I will admit Silver Chariot is not THAT faster than the Hanged Man, and in the OP, I have suggested the contrary, (I'm far more knowledgeable about the verse compared to the me who wrote that.), however, even with a simple difference as x2 between Hanged Man and Silver Chariot, Star Platinum can indeed be scaled to FTL+, although narrowly.
And even if he was just High-FTL, The World was a bit faster than SP, so he could be scaled to FTL+.
The difference between Hanged Man and Silver Chariot is not x2. This would mean SC would be blitzing Hanged Man before he reacted. He was barely keeping up and actually needed to know the trajectory to slice him apart. This means he's like 1.2x faster than the Hanged Man. Anubis is comparable in speed to SC since SC was still keeping up with him. That's another 1.3x or so. Let's say Jotaro blitzing him was 2x. And when Anubis finally caught up with him, let's say SP became 1.2x faster.
That's a 3.744x multiplier altogether from the Hanged Man then. Not enough for an FTL+.
тиваненк And now you're lowballing. x1.2? Are you serious? Have you forgotten that Silver Chariot was able to deflect mutlitple lasers from The Sun at once? And x2 isn't enough high enough for someone to be blitzed before they can even react, there are boxers whose punching speeds far exceeds that of an average person, does that mean if they were to punch you it would look like that they didn't move at all from your perspective? Hell no.
In fact, now that I think about it, those blitzing multipliers I came up with for my KLK thread (which was made many months ago, by the way), are the definition of low-balling.
The human brain process visual information in 13 milliseconds. If someone were to punch you so fast you can't even react, and the average arm length being 70 cm, that would be 0.7/0.0129 = 54.26 m/s = Mach 0.16, Subsonic speed. Not even Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, can run at those speeds, and Usain Bolt's top speed is 12.4 m/s, while the average human running speed is roughly 2.5 m/s, so Usain Bolt is about 5 times faster than the average person.
Can you not react to Usain Bolt? Of course you do, easily too.
So I admit those multipliers I came up with are stupid.
And with this knowledge, you're also greatly lowballing Anubis, whom Silver Chariot was completely helpless against, and who upgraded itself 3 times and still couldn't overhwelm Star Platinum.
Eva01 Um, you just compared top speeds to average speeds. Did it take you 40 seconds to run 100 m? I assume that it did not. It took me 15 seconds back when I was 15 years old or so. Also, when someone's running, they're not located in your face. Relatively, due to their distance from you, you can see them better. It's like when you see a car riding 50 m from you and 1 m from you. One will seem slow, the other really fast.
Second, that comparison you have is ... well, let's say it's extremely bad. Brain process visual information =/= reaction speed. Now, remember those fights you had as a kid? Or at least, have you ever watched fights online? There are a lot of instances where a person begins to punch and hits someone's face before he even gets a chance to react. Does that mean that street fighter was travelling at Mach 0.16 ? Of course not. Your brain still needs to figure out what's going on, decide what to do with it, think about using your limbs, etc.
Boxers have even stated that improving your punch speed by even the miniscule amount (like 10%) makes a huge difference in fights. Your scaling is wonky, and unless you can come up with solid numbers, not acceptable.
Usain Bolt's average running speed = 10.44, so 4 times faster. And about that second point, you reckon if you're trying to open a door and a Usain Bolt comes flying through at 10.44 m/s it would look like you've been blown away by some invisible force like a gust wind? Hell no.
Your definition of what a reaction is is the crux of the issue here. You can react to something, as in, you can see it coming, even if it was for a moment, but it doesn't necessarily mean you have enough movement speed to interfere with its movement.
And of course it makes a difference for boxers because they're highly skilled. These subtle differences are noticeable, to THEM. Look at how Silver Chariot was helpless against Anubis and tell me that's a difference of x1.08333333333.
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