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* FirstInstallmentWins: Of Dio's solo work ''Holy Diver'' is not only widely considered to be the best, but one of the greatest metal albums of all time.

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* CompleteMonster: ''Music/{{Magica}}'': [[BigBad Shadowcast]] is the leader, HighPriest, and executioner of the Evilsyde who sets out to conquer the planet Blessing and summon his master Astaroth. A monster [[CardCarryingVillain prideful of his own wickedness]], Shadowcast sent his forces out to engage in a bloody battle with the wizards, whereupon he won and took the spell book Magica. Knowing that the elder Eriel is destined to defeat him, Shadowcast gives him fever dreams while he launches his attack. To feed his troops and summon Astaroth, Shadowcast encases the population of Blessing into stone, sending their souls to the planet Otherworld, where the spirits are kept in prison camps to be tortured and assimilated for energy. Later sending Eriel to the Otherworld, Shadowcast [[HeroKiller personally executes him]], and attempts to do the same to the young Challis. [[DirtyCoward Leaving his men to burn]], Shadowcast returns billions of years later to possess some aliens, where he deletes his failure from history, and continues his plan of conquest.


* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: Not the man himself, but his production: fans universally agree that "Rainbow In The Dark" was one of his best songs, but critics disliked the cheesy synth lines on the original song. Corey Taylor's tribute version resolved this by turning it into another guitar line, but fans said it made the hook less distinctive during the chorus.


* [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Musician of Awesome]]
* EarWorm: "Holy Diver".

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* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: Not the man himself, but his production: fans universally agree that "Rainbow In The Dark" was one of his best songs, but critics disliked the cheesy synth lines on the original song. Corey Taylor's tribute version resolved this by turning it into another guitar line, but fans said it made the hook less distinctive during the chorus.


** Dio’s narration on "The Magica Story" from his 8th studio album ends with him getting ahead of himself after narrating the events of the album, saying the rest of the story is for another time. Thanks in part to [[AuthorExistenceFailure Dio’s death in 2010]], as well as his plans for two sequels to Magica, add on his final two albums before reuniting with [[Music/BlackSabbath Black Sabbath]] being unrelated to Magica, it does sadly mean we’ll never know how the rest of the story goes.

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** Dio’s narration on "The Magica Story" from his 8th studio album ends with him getting ahead of himself after narrating the events of the album, saying the rest of the story is for another time. Thanks in part to [[AuthorExistenceFailure Dio’s death in 2010]], as well as his plans for two sequels to Magica, ''Magica'', add on his final two albums before reuniting with [[Music/BlackSabbath Black Sabbath]] being unrelated to Magica, said album, it does sadly mean we’ll never know how the rest of the story goes.


** Dio’s narration on “The Magica Story” from his 8th studio album ends with him getting ahead of himself after narrating the events of the album, saying the rest of the story is for another time. Thanks in part to [[AuthorExistenceFailure Dio’s death in 2010]], as well as his plans for two sequels to Magica, add on his final two albums before reuniting with [[Music/BlackSabbath Black Sabbath]] being unrelated to Magica, it does sadly mean we’ll never know how the rest of the story goes.

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** Dio’s narration on “The "The Magica Story” Story" from his 8th studio album ends with him getting ahead of himself after narrating the events of the album, saying the rest of the story is for another time. Thanks in part to [[AuthorExistenceFailure Dio’s death in 2010]], as well as his plans for two sequels to Magica, add on his final two albums before reuniting with [[Music/BlackSabbath Black Sabbath]] being unrelated to Magica, it does sadly mean we’ll never know how the rest of the story goes.

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** Dio’s narration on “The Magica Story” from his 8th studio album ends with him getting ahead of himself after narrating the events of the album, saying the rest of the story is for another time. Thanks in part to [[AuthorExistenceFailure Dio’s death in 2010]], as well as his plans for two sequels to Magica, add on his final two albums before reuniting with [[Music/BlackSabbath Black Sabbath]] being unrelated to Magica, it does sadly mean we’ll never know how the rest of the story goes.

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** The Italian satiric comic depicts him as God-as in, God at one point came to Earth and ''became the rockstar Ronnie James Dio'', before leaving in disgust at the higher-ups of the Catholic Church, and His favorite look (being TheOmnipotent, [[VoluntaryShapeShifting he can take whatever look he wants]], ranging from a giant too large for his desk to a talking potted daisy) is still that of an elderly Ronnie James Dio.


-->They say you never hear the bullet that kills
-->And I don't hear a sound

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-->They -->''They say you never hear the bullet that kills
-->And
kills\\
And
I don't hear a sound sound''



-->''Dio, can you hear me?''
-->''I am lost and so alone''
-->''I am asking for your guidance''
-->''Won't you come down from your throne?''

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-->''Dio, can you hear me?''
-->''I
me?\\
I
am lost and so alone''
-->''I
alone\\
I
am asking for your guidance''
-->''Won't
guidance\\
Won't
you come down from your throne?''throne?''
** In a slightly different vein, the last song he recorded was ''Metal Will Never Die'', which was released after his passing. With lyrics like this:
-->''Raise your fist a rebel yell\\
I am metal and I'll never die\\
We are metal and we'll never die''


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: ''We're Stars''. Never has [[EpicRocking so much]] [[PowerOfRock godly metal]] been contained in one place.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The immediate outpouring of love and support from the metal community when he was first diagnosed with cancer... and the repetition of it later when he finally succumbed to the disease. Some of the tributes, [[http://guitarfairy87.deviantart.com/#/d2ptlk3 like this one]], are so strikingly simple but moving at the same time.
** Since Heaven and Hell was supposed to play at the Sonisphere Festival in 2010 before Dio passed away, during the Big Four of Thrash event broadcast to theaters, [[Music/{{Anthrax}} Scott Ian]], [[Music/{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} Kerry King]] and [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] all talked about how Dio influenced and affected their lives.
* [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Crowning Musician Of Awesome]]

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: ''We're Stars''. Never has [[EpicRocking so much]] [[PowerOfRock godly metal]] been contained in one place.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: The immediate outpouring of love and support from the metal community when he was first diagnosed with cancer... and the repetition of it later when he finally succumbed to the disease. Some of the tributes, [[http://guitarfairy87.deviantart.com/#/d2ptlk3 like this one]], are so strikingly simple but moving at the same time.
** Since Heaven and Hell was supposed to play at the Sonisphere Festival in 2010 before Dio passed away, during the Big Four of Thrash event broadcast to theaters, [[Music/{{Anthrax}} Scott Ian]], [[Music/{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} Kerry King]] and [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] all talked about how Dio influenced and affected their lives.
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[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Musician Of Awesome]] of Awesome]]



* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: The immediate outpouring of love and support from the metal community when he was first diagnosed with cancer... And the repetition of it later when he finally succumbed to the disease. Some of the tributes, [[http://i.imgur.com/Od6dkRP.png like this one]], are so strikingly simple but moving at the same time.
** Since Heaven and Hell was supposed to play at the Sonisphere Festival in 2010 before Dio passed away, during the Big Four of Thrash event broadcast to theaters, [[Music/{{Anthrax}} Scott Ian]], [[Music/{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} Kerry King]] and [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] all talked about how Dio influenced and affected their lives.



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: ''We're Stars''. Never has [[EpicRocking so much]] [[PowerOfRock godly metal]] been contained in one place.



* TheWoobie: He became not only a MemeticBadass, when he was diagnosed with cancer... but the metal community, especially the ones of the female persuasion, treated him as the designated Woobie, and for good reason.

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* TheWoobie: He became not only a MemeticBadass, when he was diagnosed with cancer... but But the metal community, especially the ones of the female persuasion, treated him as the designated Woobie, woobie, and for good reason.reason.
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* ItGetsBetter: ''Holy Diver's'' prologue consists of a soft synth overture. It lasts until the 1:20 minute mark until the song proper starts.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: "Holy Diver"'s prologue consists of a soft synth overture. It lasts until the 1:20 minute mark until the song proper starts.

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* NarmCharm: Dear ''LORD'', he was the bloody king of this. His lyrics were never short of cheesy as fuck, but with a powerful and dramatic voice like that, he could make ''anything'' sound like it was the most profound thing on the planet.


** Since Heaven and Hell was supposed to play at the Sonisphere Festival in 2010 before Dio passed away, during the Big Four of Thrash event broadcast to theaters, [[Music/{{Anthrax}} Scott Ian]], [[Music/{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} Kerry King]] and [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] all talked about how Dio influenced and affected their lives. NO ONE in the theater this troper was in said a single word, laughed, said, or did anything until his name, year of birth, and year of death were displayed and one guy said "Rest in peace, Dio...". This troper agrees.

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** Since Heaven and Hell was supposed to play at the Sonisphere Festival in 2010 before Dio passed away, during the Big Four of Thrash event broadcast to theaters, [[Music/{{Anthrax}} Scott Ian]], [[Music/{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} Kerry King]] and [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] all talked about how Dio influenced and affected their lives. NO ONE in the theater this troper was in said a single word, laughed, said, or did anything until his name, year of birth, and year of death were displayed and one guy said "Rest in peace, Dio...". This troper agrees.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Dio cut [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGL_la4zb1Q his first single]] in [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness ''1958'']]. And man, it was HEAVY! Other stuff he recorded in that period was much lighter R&B, RockAndRoll and DooWop.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Dio cut [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGL_la4zb1Q his first single]] in [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness ''1958'']].''[[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness 1958]]''. And man, it was HEAVY! Other stuff he recorded in that period was much lighter R&B, RockAndRoll and DooWop.


** Since Heaven and Hell was supposed to play at the Sonisphere Festival in 2010 before Dio passed away, during the Big Four of Thrash event broadcast to theaters, [[Music/{{Anthrax}} Scott Ian]], [[{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} Kerry King]] and [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] all talked about how Dio influenced and affected their lives. NO ONE in the theater this troper was in said a single word, laughed, said, or did anything until his name, year of birth, and year of death were displayed and one guy said "Rest in peace, Dio...". This troper agrees.

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** Since Heaven and Hell was supposed to play at the Sonisphere Festival in 2010 before Dio passed away, during the Big Four of Thrash event broadcast to theaters, [[Music/{{Anthrax}} Scott Ian]], [[{{Metallica}} [[Music/{{Metallica}} Lars Ulrich]], [[Music/{{Slayer}} Kerry King]] and [[Music/{{Megadeth}} Dave Mustaine]] all talked about how Dio influenced and affected their lives. NO ONE in the theater this troper was in said a single word, laughed, said, or did anything until his name, year of birth, and year of death were displayed and one guy said "Rest in peace, Dio...". This troper agrees.

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