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Towards the end of episode 48 of Star Crusaders, Dio kicks at Jotaro who uses Star Platinum to punch The World's shin. Star Platinum's fist ends up cracking, but then The World's entire body ends up cracking, killing DIO in the process.

How could this simple punch kill The World?

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First of all, you can see that Dio was weakened after he got thrown off of the Road Roller because Jotaro hit his legs.

Second of all Dio mentioned that his left side is weaker than his right side from fusing with Jonathan's body. The leg Star Platinum punched was on his left side too. That's why his body crumbled from the left side upwards.

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  • Jotaro doesn't know how to use Hamon, so this wouldn't make sense either – Zamasu Dec 16 '19 at 17:11
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Remember when Joseph and Avdul meet jotaro in jail and told him that Stands were a manifestation of life force? that's the same principle of hamon and that's the reason DIO isn't immune to them

here's the explication in youtube

and for completion sake i'll add a quote from the author itself:

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If I'm being completely honest, I just thought Jotaro would win because he's the main character. I mean, a 17-year-old student from Japan couldn't possibly beat a 120-year-old jacked-ass charming vampire with a physique superior to Arnold Schwarzenegger. But Star Platinum has better stand stats than even The World.

The World has an A in power, speed, and durability, B in precision and growth potential, and a C in range.

Star Platinum has an A in everything except range, where it has a C, just like The World's)

I'm guessing Star Platinum's superior skill in precision (SP: A; TW: B) is to thank for this. Using its precision, it can generate more powerful punches than DIO's. And Jotaro was really angry.

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  • Jotaro would win because he's the main character this isn't a logical explanation – Pj30 Aug 1 at 9:44

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