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Dio (ToP-ND)
Appearance Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon (X)
Residences Narikiri House
Age 13
Height 149 cm
Weight 39 kg
Race Human
Weapon Blade (TotR)
Japanese Voice Actor •Motoko Kumai
(Drama CD)
•Mitsuki Saiga
Character Designer Kousuke Fujishima

Dio (ディオ?) is a protagonist in Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon who strives to lift the curse that was placed on him by the gods. He is the bold younger twin brother of Mel.


Dio Sprite (ToP-ND)

Dio fell from the sky prior to the story's opening along with his twin sister, Mel. The two of them were found by a mysterious stranger who raised them in the Narikiri House until they were around thirteen. Up until that point, nobody knew quite where they came from, but one day, a woman named Norn appeared who seemed to know about their past. Apparently, they would once committed terrible crimes and their punishment was a curse from the gods. The only way to stop this would be to travel to the past and undo what they did, but first they had to meet the Heroes of Eternity and fight off twelve Spirits in the Ordeal of Spirits.

Eventually, Dio learned that he was a 27-year-old soldier on Derris Kharlan named Dios Bandi in a past life. Together with his sister Meltia, he used to build incredible magitech weapons for his home country. When his father, the general of his country, died, he was ordered to fire the Magitech weapon, a bullet of hatred. Doing so doomed Derris Kharlan, draining all of the mana and killing their World Tree. Dios then died, embittered and cynical.

Dio and Mel proceed to fight their past counterparts at the end of their Ordeal to absolve themselves of their past sins. When Dios and Meltia are killed, they say how the protagonists have broken the chain of fate by killing their past selves, their present selves cease to exist. On that last dark note, Dios merges with Dio. Norn saves them, only to test them herself. When she is defeated, Dio ceases to exist, but he is reborn without memories and given to the player once more.

Appearance and Personality[]

Dio Status (ToP-ND)

Status image in Narikiri Dungeon.

Dio (ToP-NDX)

Status image in Narikiri Dungeon X.

Dio is a young boy with blue eyes and melrose-silver hair that covers his head. In his default attire, he wears a black shirt, white pants with a black stripe down each leg, and green shoes. He also wears a light green cropped coat with a cape.

Dio has a boyish innocence and a graceful personality without hesitation. A spirited young man, Dio is eager to face any challenge. But his rash behavior is a constant source of stress for Mel. His hobby is reading, and he remembers every detail of the story of the respectable Heroes of Space-Time who defeated Dhaos 100 years ago. His favorite foods are meat and fish, and his least favorite foods are tomatoes.

Other Appearances[]

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3[]

Dio and Mel run the Narikiri Shop, where new costumes can be created, root items can be purchased, and existing costumes can be enhanced.

Tales of the Rays: Last Cradle[]

In Tales of the Rays, Dio fights in his Samurai costume. If he lands a critical hit, he will temporarily enter a state called Class Up, which transforms him into his Sword Emperor attire and upgrades his artes.



Chibi Dio (ToP-NDX)

Chibi artwork for Narikiri Dungeon X.

  • Dio is ambidextrous, using swords and paintbrushes with his left hand, while using daggers and ninja blades with his right.
  • In Tales of Berseria, a set of Dio and Mel's outfits can be obtained as treasures stored on the Van Eltia. The Diomell Islands, where the treasure is obtained, are also a reference to Dio and Mel.
  • In Tales of the Rays, Dio uses the Shakunage from Narikiri Dungeon X during his Class Up transformation.