The format usually depicts Dio Brando with crossed hands on one panel, while he’s walking on the next one.
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The two panels of the meme originate from two different issues of the manga saga; the one where Dio is having his hands crossed comes from the 251st chapter of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, titled “DIO’s World Part 5”, which was published on January 20th, 1992.
The other panel, of “Dio walking” comes from “DIO’s World Part 10” published on February 24th, 1992.
The latter meme is also referred to as oh, you’re approaching me, which first emerged in 2015 on Tumblr.
Spread and Usage
The first memes of Dio with folded hands emerged on Reddit in December, 2018 and would gain wider popularity following April, 2019, when it was combined with the oh, you’re approaching me meme.
“Dio walking” would appear on sites like Twitter, Reddit, as well as Facebook and Tumblr.
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