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Time has stopped... and now the fun begins!

—Alternate Diego Brando, SBR Chapter 92

THE WORLD (THE WORLD(ザ・ワールド) Za Wārudo) is the Stand of the Diego Brando from a Parallel World, featured in Steel Ball Run.

An alternate version of the original The World from Part 3, it appears alongside its user during his confrontation with Johnny Joestar in the arc High Voltage.


THE WORLD is a humanoid Stand with a build similar to Diego's and design similar to its alternate counterpart . It wears a headpiece covering its face to below the place of its nose, slanting at a steep angle from the base of its forehead to a peak situated above the rear of its head by about half its height, leaving the face of an inverted triangle visible to the front; somewhat similar to the Red Crown of Lower EgyptW.

On its back are twin diving cylindersW, connected via short twin ridged cables to the rear of its mask; perhaps secured by thick, ridged or puffered straps running from the rear of its waist over both its shoulders to its front. The back of its hands bears the shape of a clock with similar emblems on both its shoulders and hips. Its chin and belt region are decorated with hearts, while its knees are capped with D-shaped pads.

THE WORLD is yellow in all media featuring it.


Inherent in most short-range Stands, THE WORLD demonstrates an above-average attack strength, delivering strikes powerful enough to cleave through its own limbs and presumably eliminate enemies with a single punch. Its range of manifestation is 10 meters effective, as it separated from Diego at one point to deliver a pincer attack.[1]

Time Stop

As described by Diego, THE WORLD possesses the ability to stop time, allowing only itself and its user to act within the stopped time.[2]

The maximum duration of the ability is approximately 5 seconds. During this period, objects that were thrown by THE WORLD or its user will eventually stop in midair and once time resumes, will continue traveling at the velocity they were thrown at.[3]

Diego prefers to use his power to set up traps against Johnny rather than killing him directly, although it may be due to the danger of approaching Tusk ACT4.[4]


Manga Appearances
Chapters in order of appearance



  • Unlike The World, its name is distinctively spelled in English with capitalized letters, similar in convention to DIO from Part 3 and forward.
  • In Eyes of Heaven, THE WORLD rarely performs a Stand rush, only doing so as his Dual Combo Finish, while most of its combos consist of punches, chops, and kicks at a normal rate unlike the original The World.
  • While the original The World is entirely yellow in the manga and gray-skinned with yellow armor in most other media (video games, the TV anime, etc.), THE WORLD is entirely yellow in all media featuring it.


  1. SBR Chapter 94: "The World of the Stars and Stripes"
  2. SBR Chapter 90: "High Voltage, Part 1"
  3. SBR Chapter 91: "High Voltage, Part 2"
  4. SBR Chapter 93: "High Voltage, Part 4"

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