The World Over Heaven
The World Over Heaven
The World Over Heaven (ザ・ワールド・オーバーヘブン, Za Wārudo Ōbā Hebun) is the Stand of Heaven Ascension DIO featured in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven. It is an evolved variation of The World and considered by DIO to be the “Ultimate Stand”.
Similar to The World in appearance and build, its color scheme consists of an angelic white base with golden accessories. Its eyes are inverted, producing black sclera, white irises and black pupils (though its pupils are not seen in-game). It keeps its heart motif on its belt, but its knees have a large letter D instead of a heart, and its chin now has a circle instead of a heart as well.
Reality Overwrite: The World Over Heaven gains the new signature godlike power to overwrite reality, allowing DIO to rewrite virtually anything in time. The potential extent of this ability appears to be limitless, as this power can be used to rewrite the existence of anything he wants, steal/absorb souls and use them as slaves, heal himself, resurrect the dead and completely negate almost any defense that the series has to offer (as demonstrated against the abilities of Tusk ACT4 and Gold Experience Requiem). However, this power is eventually revealed to suffer from a major limitation: it can only be initiated through The World Over Heaven’s fists, meaning that the Stand would have to punch something in order to rewrite it. Even after absorbing the Saint’s Corpse, he still needs his fists intact to use his powerful overwriting abilities.
Time Stop: The World’s original ability, which allows DIO to stop the flow of time. In the stopped time, DIO can move his own body freely along with any object he touches that he wishes to move, allowing him to strike his defenseless enemies, move to a superior position, and toy with his victims. All force applied by DIO during the time stop continues to exist after the time stop. This is seen when objects that DIO throws can momentarily move during the time stopped time before grinding to a halt. A flurry of knives could fly for several meters before stopping.
Another unique feature of the time stop is how DIO can seemingly float in stopped time. Since no forces exist other than the time stopper’s exist during a time stop, there is no force of gravity, allowing DIO to move freely in space as he wishes with the help of his stand.
Like previously, this allows DIO to move when no one else can, and attack his opponents when they are completely defenseless. While there is a possibility for the duration of The World Over Heaven’s time stop to have increased from 9 seconds to an indefinite amount of time, it has never been stated. There are some implications, but nothing is concrete.
The World Over Heaven’s render in Eyes of Heaven.
Heaven Ascended DIO, the user of The World Over Heaven.
- Due to its godlike powers, coupled with being able to negate the abilities of Tusk ACT4 and Gold Experience Requiem, The World Over Heaven is one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful Stand in the game.
- Its moniker appears to be a reference to the novel JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Over Heaven, and its existence is possibly the result of DIO’s original goal, dictated in his diary, to “achieve Heaven” through the use of a Stand. It may have been created using the same process Enrico Pucci would have used to evolve his Stand into Made in Heaven. Because of this, The World Over Heaven can be considered MiH’s equivalent.
- Despite DIO finally gaining the ultimate power of his Stand, the Stand type is still said to be the same as Star Platinum.