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Occult Research Club

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Issei Hyoudou "The Pawn"


 Voiced by: Yuuki Kaji (Japanese), Scott Freeman (English, Seasons 1-2) and Josh Grelle (English, Season 3)


The primary male protagonist of the series and is also called "Isse" by his peers. He gets a girlfriend early on in the story, goes on his first date with said girlfriend, and then gets killed by said girlfriend. Before he gets killed though, he wishes he can be brought back to life and his wish is so powerful that Rias Gremory gets to answer his call and he is reincarnated as a devil. He dreams of being a harem king, unknowingly already in the middle of being one.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: In one of the short stories of Volume 8, it's revealed that he has a female gorilla spirit who has a crush on him. Needless to say, he's not amused.
  • Achilles Heel: Notable in that he's got twice the number of weaknesses because he's both a dragon and a devil.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: After Rias appears to him all of a sudden in volume 2 and then goes back to her home. Thankfully, the anime omitted that little detail.
  • Adorkable: A trait that keeps his harem growing.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Inverted. When Issei's reassuring Akeno that he doesn't care if she's a half-fallen angel, he gives her a string of compliments that end in... typical Issei fashion.

Issei: You're strong, you're smart, you're refined and, let's be honest, you've got a killer rack.


   I who is about to awaken. The Red-Dragon Emperor who discarded away my ambition. I held the infinite dreams and hope within my arms. I shall walk the path of rule of right. I shall become the king of Crimson Dragon. I will promise to you all. I shall show you the future which glows in crimson light.


  However, Gasper! It’s no use if you don’t get up on your own, you know? After receiving encouragement by a girl, next is standing up! Don't you have a wonderful pair of balls on you!?

    • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Gets to land the final blow against Loki.
    • Heartbroken Badass: His thoughts reveal that he's still traumatized after getting himself killed by his ex-girlfriend and also rejecting her beg for mercy when she gets killed by Rias.
    • Intimidation Demonstration: Does this to Diodora when he punches the ground so hard it causes a crater. This pretty much ends their fight as Diodora was scared of Issei.
    • One-Man Army: Defeats an entire group of middle-class grim reapers, beings stronger than high class devils, by himself. And this is with him only using Balance Breaker and at this point, he's a lot weaker because he just fired off two Dragon Blasters, and used Gift on Rias and Akeno. This surprises Siegfried as to how strong Issei really is.
    • Submissive Badass: He's even more powerful than any member of his group, however he's still going to follow Rias' orders no questions asked.
    • Took a Level In Badass: Took millions!
    • Underestimating Badassery: Seems like a lot of people think that he's not as badass as he's supposed to be. He proves them wrong all the time.
  • Battle in the Center of the Mind: The past users of Boosted Gear wanted him to use Juggernaut Drive again. He only gets saved thanks to the power of the children and Irina cheering for him, Sairaorg's encouragement, and one of the past users of Albion who's consciousness resided in the fragment Issei absorbed from Vali.
  • Berserk Button: Invoked by Vali to make him fight harder. It works too well. Said button is halving his harem's breasts.
    • A more powerful one is either harm anyone from his harem, or declaring that they're dead will and he'll rip you apart and eat you. Shalba Beelzebub found this out the hard way. It's not just physical harm either, when Phoenix shows up he humiliates Rias (his fiancee) by making out with one of his Evil Pieces right in front of them prompting Issei to release his Boosted Gear and try to attack him.
    • Tell him that you're going to harm children in his presence. We dare you.

 Issei: (to Raiser) I don't understand difficult things. However when I lost to you I still remembered one thing from that. You made Buchou cry and that's all I need to know to punch you!

  • Beat Them At Their Own Game: Used Samael's poison that was from his body when he fought against Shalba, infused it with a bullet of Gogmagog he found at the Dimension Gap alongside Ophis and Great Red, and used it against Cao Cao.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Shows up Back From the Dead with Great Red and Ophis accompanying him.
  • Boom! Headshot!: Achieves this in his 2nd fight versus Cao Cao, who lost his eye after that.
  • Breath Weapon: He learns how to breathe fire after training with Taninmin
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Averted pretty damn hard. He'll still make lecherous passes even though he finally is able to confess to Rias. Case in point: use Gift on the latter's breasts.
    • It should be noted that the girls like it this way, and constantly encourage said advances.
  • Chick Magnet: He's got (in order of who liked him first): Asia, Rias, Akeno, Koneko, Xenovia, Irina, Ravel, Rossweiss, and Ophis. That's not counting the numerous amounts of admirers he has and that's not including the guys who want him. According to Ddraig, dragons are Chick Magnets.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: As much as he wants to make any moves, he just can't touch Rias because she's too good, and Asia because she's too pure.
  • Cool Sword: Gains the Holy Sword Ascalon after Archangel Michael gives it to him as a gift.
  • Combination Attack: Due to his Gift powers, he's able to amplify his ally's attacks and launch a more powerful version. To wit, he pulled off a Field of Blades with Kiba, amplified Power of Destruction with Rias, amplified Akeno's Holy Lightning and his personal favorite with Gasper: Time stopping plus Dress Break.
  • Crazy Enough to Work: Most of his powers are pretty much this.
  • Crazy Prepared: His entire fight with Raiser at the engagement party. That is all.
    • Then there's his fight with Cao Cao, the fourth time.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: In the beginning, he's the receiver of this. Then he started training and now, he's delivering all the curb stomps to weaker devils. Just ask Diodora or Shalba Beelzebub.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He treats his Freudian Excuse like it was one. It's actually hilarious.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He gets his moments, normally when talking to Matsuda and Motohama. One particulary funny example occurs when he tells them he is going to ditch them to go to Rias' home (In the Underworld).

 Matsuda and Motohama: Go to hell, you bastard!!!!

Ise: (after hanging up) Well, I am going to hell.

    • He also does it (internally) when Rias can't tell who the Maou Rangers are.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Juggernaut Drive. Makes him a lot stronger at the cost of his sanity and his devil life span got reduced to 99%.
  • Death Glare: He usually receives this from the girls. However, if he does it to you, you might want to run away pretty quick. To the point that although it was a Rating Game, Sairaorg felt a cold chill in his spine.
  • Despair Event Horizon: He crossed it when he thought Asia "died" the second time (or at least he thought she died) was this for Issei. Then he unlocks Juggernaut Drive and eats Shalba
  • Determinator: Best exemplified with his fight against Raynare and went straight up from there.
  • Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: He gains Ophis' affection from the way she clings at him. The other girls in his harem are not amused.
  • Drop the Hammer: Briefly wields Thor's hammer, Mjolnir against Loki.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His very first line is "Boobs are the best thing ever.".
  • Estrogen Brigade Bait: After his Training From Hell with Tanninim, he has developed quite a good looking body that half of his female classmates have a crush on him, knowing that he's a pervert.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: To defeat him, that is. Vali, Sairaorg, Cao Cao and Kiba wants to fight are the prime targets. Needless to say, he's not amused.
  • Evil Is Hammy: While he's definitely not evil, his actions whenever using Dress Break and Bilingual plus Gasper's Time Stop makes him one of these in the eyes of a female. Koneko even lampshades it that only villains ever get to be that hammy.
  • Fan Boy: Of Sairaorg after witnessing him settle a mess.
  • First-Episode Resurrection
  • First-Name Basis: He calls everyone in the group, aside from Kiba and Rias, by their first names. Rias however also wants to be called by her first name instead of "Club Leader", however Issei doesn't which frustrates her. He finally does call her by her first name at the end of Volume 10.
  • Foil: To Vali for having the greatest Red Dragon-White Dragon library and the fact that their origins are different (Issei's a devil who doesn't have any considerable past, while Vali's the descendant of the original Lucifer). Also, Issei is more of a pacifist and will talk with the past hosts of Boosted Gear, while Vali's more interested in dominating the past users of Divine Dividing.
    • Another one would be with him and Cao Cao. Both have companions who are willing to die for them but while Issei isn't willing to sacrifice anybody for his cause, Cao Cao will do anything i.e., brainwashing people for his cause.
  • Friend to All Children: Apparently, children are attracted to him for some reason.
  • Great Red Was My Co Pilot: Combines with Great Red to Kaiju size.
  • Groin Attack: He gets hit after blocking a speeding ball aimed for Kiba.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: 1/2 devil and 1/2 dragon to be exact.
  • Harem Hero: 2A latter evolves into 2B.
  • Harem Seeker: His ultimate goal after getting convinced by Rias.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Out of his harem, he loves Rias the most but he can't spit it out for fear of destroying their relationship (he was killed by his ex-girlfriend after all).
  • Heroic RROD: Because of the limits of his body, he cannot call out Ddraig's full power for more than ten seconds without sacrificing a body part.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: The past users of Boosted Gear sacrificed their souls just to keep Issei's soul safe in Volume 12.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Kiba
  • Hidden Depths: He's good at sewing, something that surprises Koneko.
    • He also has a love for having a harem and have sexual relationships with his fellow club members but the girls reveal that that they see fear in his eyes whenever they interact with him which shocks him. He still has a lot of trauma in regards to relationships because of Raynare, his ex-girlfriend.
  • Horned Humanoid: After activating Juggernaut Drive the first time.
  • Hypocrite: When Gasper starts doubting his abilities during training and calling himself useless, Issei scolds him for it. While it could definitely be argued Gasper was being pretty Wangsty, Issei is the last person to point this out as he, only earlier that day, stated he wasn't good enough for Rias, the girl he gave up an arm to save from a horrible Arranged Marriage.
  • Idiot Hero: Zigzagged. Well he has his moments he is usually on top of things once someone explains it to him and is not nearly as lacking in common sense as some of the other members of the Occult Club. He only gets really dumb when it concerns Love. He also gets smarter as the series goes on.
  • Informed Flaw: Everyone calls him talentless and he's often remarked as the weakest holder of Boasted Gear. At the start that makes sense but once he starts training he completely blows through the more "talented" members of the Occult Club in terms of both strength and the rate he grows stronger. While it's true that he trains hard Sairaorg trains longer and just as hard as him and he still surpassed him in the end. At this point it gets a little ridiculous when someone remarks him as weak or talentless considering how fast he improved.
    • Although to be fair, the ones calling him talentless nowadays are Azazel, Vali and Cao Cao. And even then, it's a compliment for them because they know Issei is a hard worker and is getting even stronger in a different direction.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Lots of 'em in this series and he's always the youngest; the latest being Ophis. And now Great Red is joining the fun.
  • Ironic Echo: Him promising to Koneko that he'll never use Dress Break to his allies. For those who haven't read the light novels, he uses it (by accident) towards Asia and Koneko in volume 3 because he was targeting Irina at that time, he uses it at Asia in volume 6 for his Crowning Moment of Awesome, and he uses it again towards Rossweiss in volume 9 because he needed to get past her. The one with Xenovia on volume 8 doesn't count because it was his clone running loose.
  • Jack of All Stats: Pawns have the secondary ability of "Promotion" if they are deep in enemy territory (in chess a pawn is promoted when it hits the last row on the opposing side of the board.) Which allows him to promote himself to any piece except a King, gaining that piece's abilities.
  • The Juggernaut: Juggernaut Drive. Duh
  • Kaiju: When he shows up in his Big Damn Heroes moment alongside Ophis and Great Red, he combines with Great Red and becomes gigantic sized to take out the Annihilation Maker monsters. Word of God states that it's a one time form only.
  • Large Ham: Every single time he uses Dress Break and Bilingual to his female opponents, he will be bringing ham.
    • Just how hammy was the introduction of Dress Break in the anime? He breaks out his devil wings, pulls off a pose not far off from any Tokusatsu genre, and lets loose with a finger snap. While Ominous Latin Chanting music is playing on the background.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: He insisted to Koneko that he fight Saji in a one-on-one match when Koneko tells him that it's a team battle. He then outright tells Koneko that if Saji wanted to, he could have used his Sacred Gear on her.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: Everyone in his harem loves him and they're alright with his perverted antics.
  • Love Hurts: It takes him 9 volumes to get out of this and what does he get after confessing to Rias? One volume later, he dies after trying to save Ophis.
  • Magikarp Power: How his left gauntlet works. Every ten seconds, his power doubles. Get it boosted long enough and he can even kill any diety. Of course, due to the long preparation, no one's gonna wait for him to power up completely and get their asses kicked.
  • Magnetic Hero: He attracts special people like crazy. Practically everybody important in this series had some form of interaction with him.
  • Male Frontal Nudity: In episode 2 and it's uncensored even though it's only in a single frame and even then, it's easy to miss it.
  • Man Child: At times. The Familiar incident is a good example.
  • Me's a Crowd: Something Azazel experimented on him. 300 of him to be exact. And yes, the cover illustration for said short story is a Shout-Out to said movie.
  • Mistaken for Gay: After Kiryuu spreads the photo of Issei and Kiba singing a duet together, rumors of them having a relationship spread like wildfire. Doesn't help that Kiba sometimes even outright tells Issei that he'll protect him. Issei just thinks he's nuts.
  • Mistress and Servant Boy: He's the servant and Rias is the mistress.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He grows extra limbs, some of which are sword-like, when in Juggernaut Drive.
  • Multiform Balance: How Trianna works.
    • Fragile Speedster: Welsh Sonic Boast Knight gives up armor in exchange for speed.
    • Glass Cannon: Welsh Blaster Bishop has a long charge time but very destructive attacks.
    • Jack of All Stats: Normal Balance Breaker has no weakness but doesn't add any special power.
    • Lightning Bruiser: Cardinal Crimson Queen basically combines all 3 modes strong points without any of their weakness.
    • Mighty Glacier: Welsh Draconic Rook has heavy attack and defense but due to the extra armor in this mode speed is lowered.
  • Mundane Utility: How he acquired Dress Break in the first place was to peel vegetables at a distance.
  • Naked on Revival
  • Nice Guy: Despite being a pervert he is up there with Rias and Asia as one of the nicest people in the series, which is why he attracts so many girls.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Destroying one of Cao Cao's eye didn't exactly end well when Cao Cao gets a rematch with replacing his now missing eye with a Medusa eye.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A perverted high school student that is both a dragon and a devil.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: Stays behind the group in volume 11 to rescue Ophis from Shalba Beelzebub.
  • Normally I Would Be Dead Now: Apparently, if he didn't use Phoenix tears when he and Cao Cao fought the second time at Kyoto, he would have died already.
    • The dragon-killer curse would have killed him if Ddraig and the past hosts had not interfered.
  • Nosebleed: Too many times to count.
  • Not So Different: From KIba, who Issei notes is a bit lecherous himself.
  • Oblivious to Love: As much as he's perverted, he doesn't catch the fact that all of the girls in the club love him. Then again, he did get killed by his ex-girlfriend and it still traumatizes him.
  • Obvious Rule Patch: Every single time he makes up a new move, the Rating Games always outright ban that move after use the match. Doesn't mean he can't use it when he's not in a Rating Game though.
  • Our Hero Is Dead: Near the end of volume 11. It probably won't stick though.
  • Pals With Ophis: The only person Ophis even considers as a friend is him.
    • And now he managed to become Great Red's friend.
  • Papa Wolf: To all the girls, but ESPECIALLY Asia and Koneko. Just ask Kuroka and Diodora.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: His missed attacks can blow up MOUNTAINS.
    • Trianna-Bishop can destabilize artificial dimensions.
    • Kiba even points out later on that whenever they train, it just feels so tiring to train with Issei because one hit from Issei will kill him.
    • The first time he uses Trianna Bishop ,he would have killed the entire Hero Faction if Cao Cao hadn't gotten them out of the way.
  • Porn Stash: Thinks he hid it pretty well until his mom blurts out where it's located at. Later on, the girls get to look at said stash, which humiliates Issei even further.
  • Power At a Price: In the beginning at least with his battle against Raiser, he borrowed Ddraig's power at the cost of his left arm turning dragon-like. For Issei however, it was worth the price.
  • Powered Armor: Balance Breaker Boosted Gear Scale Mail
  • Power Perversion Potential: Half of his abilities works like this!
    • Dress Break: Anything he touches, he shreds off their clothing. Declared an illegal move in the subsequent Rating Games where technically, there are no rules.
    • Bilingual: Yes, he can hear a woman's secret just from their breasts.
  • Punched Across the Room: How he defeats his ex-girlfriend fallen angel.
  • Red Baron: Called by everyone else as Red Dragon Emperor. Then they changed it to Chichiryutei (Breast Dragon Emperor) after completing his Balance Break by pressing Rias' nipples.
  • Red Oni: To Kiba's blue.
  • Required Secondary Powers: He needs a lot of stamina just to be able to make Boosted Gear work properly.
  • Rivals Team Up: With Vali against Loki and later on, with Pluto.
  • Roar Before Beating: When in Juggernaut Drive against Shalba.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He's the one who screams when he accidentally walks in on Asia while she was in the shower instead of the other way around.
  • Sealed Inside a Person Shaped Can: Issei is the can to Ddraig.
  • Second Year Protagonist
  • Serious Business: If you want to put on a strip show for him, take out your bra first before your panties. Sairaorg's Bishop found that out the hard way.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: With Rias. Even referred by Azazel as that stupid couple.
  • Shoulder Cannon: His Illegal Triana Bishop form.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Saji/Souna and Kiba/Tsubaki.
  • Shut UP, Hannibal: When Issei is about to finish off Riser Phenex, Riser angrily tells him to stop, saying that his engagement to Rias is important to the future of all devils and that Issei has no right to interfere. Issei, however, refuses to listen, saying that hurting Rias is all the reason he needs to take out Riser. Then he does just that.
  • Spanner in the Works: Wrecks his opponents plans like no tomorrow.
    • With Reynalle: Punching her in the face so powerful she got blown out of the window (anime)/punched across the room (light novel and manga).
    • With Raiser: Beats him up at his own engagement party.
    • With Souna: Uses Bilingual on the entire Sitri team and had their plans found out.
    • With Diodora: Defeated Reynalle, thus getting Asia's affection.
  • Spit Take: When his mom asks him when is she going to have a grandchild ever since he finally calls Rias by her name.
  • Status Buff: How Gift works.
  • Straight Man: Pulls this off when Asia or Xenovia end up praying and gain damage.
    • As long as he isn't in his perverted antics, he's this to anybody. He's this to Rias when he recognized who the Maou Rangers were right away while Rias thought it was a new enemy. Also one to Bikou and Vali when they thought Mil-tan was a Catgirl. He even wanted to point out to Irina that although she's wanting to create a new club, she's still joining the Occult Research Club. And he also is this to Rossweiss when he pointed out that he used Dress Break on her and the first thing she complains is that she wrecked her clothes and that cost her money instead of covering herself up.
  • Superpower Lottery: Subverted. While one would think that having one of the strongest Sacred Gear that doubles your power every ten seconds would be a big win Issei himself is utterly talentless and has to compensate by going through Training From Hell to get stronger.
    • Played straight when he's now considered the offspring of both Ophis and Great Red.
  • Technical Pacifist: Never kills anybody even though he beats the crap out of them.
  • Tender Tears: Yes, perverts are able to regard girls as people with feelings-hopes-and-dreams rather than just objects.
  • The Champion: For Rias; he'll do anything for Rias.
  • The First Cut Is the Deepest: Reynalle's attempt on his life, he feels that even though he would like to pursue a relationship with any member of his unknown (to him) harem, he's scared that he would be rejected almost instantly.
  • The Heart: The occult club sticks together mostly because of him. In fact if he ever decides to leave and form his own group both Asia and Xenovia would go with him.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Inverted. Cao Cao, Vali, Sairaorg, and Kiba all express their wishes to defeat Issei one day. Them being all guys, Issei wasn't amused by it.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers this towards Shalba Beelzebub the second time he curb stomped him.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Hasn't really killed anybody outside of Rating Games and even then, no one dies in Rating Games anyway. He might beat them to a bloody pulp though. His first kill however is from Shalba the second time they fought.
  • Time to Unlock More True Potential: Well, it is a shounen series after all.
  • Title Drop: Since Great Red used his powers to create Issei a body with the help of Ophis, he's now also known as the "Dragon of Dragons" or "D×D" who's still in high school; or in short, High School DxD.
  • Transformation Sequence: When he puts on his Balance Breaker for the first time in the anime.
    • Transformation Is a Free Action: Yet somehow, no one attacks him while he's transforming in this form. Even Maou Ranger Red (Sirzechs) lampshades that it's a rule to never attack while the opponent is transforming.
  • Unskilled but Strong: His main problem once he actually starts getting stronger is that he lacks technique.
  • The Rival: While Vali is more likely his rival thanks to their Sacred Gears, he considers his true rival to be Saji.
  • The Worf Barrage: Possibly the weirdest one ever. Dress Break doesn't work on Sairaorg's Bishop because she's willing to strip, thus using said skill would be pointless because ruining a strip show is pretty bad. He then tries to use Bilingual but the only thing that's coming out from her breasts is which clothes is she willing to take off next.
    • A more serious example would be his Balance Breaker Scale Mail. If you could break his armor that it indicates that your a threat to him. If you can't expect to be utterly destroyed in combat with ease.
  • Tranquil Fury: He's usually loud and hotblooded, but if he's in this state, you might wanna run away pretty quick.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: His old body is now dead, however thanks to Great Red and Ophis, he's got a new full-time dragon body.
  • We Do the Impossible: Summoning a god from another dimension that other gods don't even know about definitely counts.
  • Weirdness Magnet: He even lampshades that he's been attracting a lot of weird people lately.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He's called out by the other members of his group when asked as to what Rias really means to him. He says "Club Leader" is "Club Leader" and not as "Rias", causing Rias to run out of the room crying. Then the girls minus Rias turn around and fix his emotional baggage.
  • When All You Have Are Rias' Breasts: Anytime Issei needs a serious power up, it's always going to be with Rias' breasts. Examples include:
    • Need to attain Balance Breaker when Issei's getting curb stomped? Push Rias' nipples.
    • Need to get out of Juggernaut Drive? Push Rias' nipples.
    • Having a power up in the middle fighting the Hero faction? Push Rias' nipples that are glowing.
    • Already unconscious from Nemean Reguls equipped Sairaorg? Have Rias' breasts be glowing in crimson color.
    • Need to have more firepower when your so tired after using two Dragon Blasters and Gift? Use Gift on Rias' breasts and have them act as a battery.
  • World of Cardboard Speech: "Yes I am, a devil!" Cue punching a human Mook to the face.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Especially if it's his ex-girlfriend who just murdered his new friend!

Rias Gremory "The King"


 Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese) and Jamie Marchi (English)


Declared as the top one beauty of Kuou academy and the head of the Gremory house, she is a top-ranked devil and is Issei's master. She first appears to Issei after he summons her as he was dying. Taking pity and also interested in Issei's Sacred Gear, she revives him with eight pawn chess pieces. Referred to everyone as "Buchou".

Akeno Himejima "The Queen"


Voiced by: Shizuka Itou (Japanese), Teri Rogers (English, Seasons 1-2) and Bryn Apprill (English, Season 3)


One of the devils in the service of Rias, she is also part of the Occult Research Club and acts as the main confidant of Rias.

She's actually a half-human and a half-fallen angel who resents her father because other fallen angels killed her mother, so she enters in the service of Rias as revenge.

Asia Argento "The Bishop"


Voiced by: Azumi Asakura (Japanese) and Chloe Daniels (English)


A former nun who Issei found and befriended while she was looking for the church of God. She gets killed by fallen angels and is revived by Rias as one of her bishops.

Yuuto Kiba "The Knight"


Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (Japanese) and Sean O'Connor (English)


The school prince of Kuou Academy and self-proclaimed best friend of Issei. He is also a part of the Occult Research Club in the service of Rias.

He's also the lone survivor of a failed project where a group of kids would wield any holy sword. He swore revenge on those who disposed him and his friends.

  • The Ace: Has lots of Fangirls compared to the unpopular Issei, plus he is intelligent and quite powerful. Lampshaded in the anime's end credits, there's a playing card theme, and Kiba is shown as the Ace of spades. Also a really good Foreshadowing too, see below this trope.
    • Broken Ace: Despite his cool appearence it is shown in Volume 3 that Kiba has a obsession with revenge which makes him hot-tempered and irrational.
  • Achilles Heel: He realizes that if his legs are damaged, then he'll lose overall combat performance. And it shows by Siegfried almost dominating against Kiba when the latter's legs were getting weak.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to his enemies whenever Issei breaks out a new perverted technique, much to the latter's frustration.
  • Badass
  • Berserk Button: Back in the day, if you present to him a holy sword, watch as he goes batshit insane.
    • Mentioning in front of him that Issei's sacrifice to save Ophis was in vain is a one-way ticket to a beat down.
  • Bishounen
  • Blue Oni: To Issei's Red.
  • Cool Sword: Lots of them. Even more now after all of Siegfreed's swords answer to him.
  • Covert Pervert
  • Cutlass Between the Teeth: Triple wields demonic swords against Kokabiel. Must be taking lessons from Zoro.
  • Chick Magnet
  • Defrosting Ice King: Towards Rias when he first became her servant.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Dual-Wielding: And sometimes, triple wielding.
  • Elemental Powers: His swords can do this.
  • Field of Blades
  • Fragile Speedster: By his own admission. And Issei points out later that Kiba's not blocking his attacks anymore whenever they spar.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: With Issei.
  • I Owe You My Life: After Issei saves him. To the point that he'll die for Issei, although Issei just thinks it's creepy.
  • Me's a Crowd: His second Sacred Gear when it was known that a user only gets to use one Sacred Gear at most.
  • Nice Guy: Despite Issei's initial rudeness towards him he still is as polite and even encourages Issei more so then the rest of the Occult Club with the exception of Rias.
  • Not So Different: From Issei, who notes that Kiba is a bit lecherous himself. Emphasis on 'a bit' though. They're also both Chick Magnets.
  • Oh Crap: When Issei fired his Dragon shot on him when they were training.
  • Revenge: His entire reason for becoming a devil under Rias' service is to find and destroy all the holy swords.
  • Wham! Line: "That day, we lost Issei-kun."

Koneko Tojo "The Rook"/Shirone


Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu (Japanese) and Jad Saxton (English)


The school mascot of Kuou Academy because of her cute looks, she's also a part of the Occult Research Club.

She's in the care of the Gremory household after her sister killed her former master. Not wanting to become like her, she's sealed most of her powers until Issei convinces her otherwise.

Xenovia Quarta "The Knight"

Former exorcist for the church, she first appears in the third volume alongside Irina to find the pieces of Excalibur stolen by a fallen angel.

Irina Shido

Issei's childhood friend, she first appears in the third volume coming back to Japan in order to look for the Excalibur swords alongside Xenovia. At first, she didn't like the idea that Issei's now a devil, but comes to terms with later. She then joins the club in volume six, reborn as an angel in the service of Michael.


 Irina: "Go, go do it on a bed! This is too dirty, the hygiene is terrible in this place!"

  • Fan Girl: She and Issei used to be Super Sentai fans to the point she would pose just to mimic her favorite heroes. She's pleased when her childhood friend gets to have a TV series of his own.
  • Forgotten Friend, New Foe: When they have first met again for a very long time, she was conflicted to kill Issei or not since she's an exorcist at that time while he's a devil. After the Peace Conference however, this is no longer an issue.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Idiot Hair
  • One of the Boys: Used to be a troublemaker like Issei back when she was a kid.
    • To the point that Issei thought she was a boy when they were younger, shocking him to learn that she was a girl.
  • Morph Weapon
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Is actually in between the two characteristics; she's a girly girl to Xenovia but a tomboy to Asia.

Gasper Vladi "The Bishop"

He's the bishop that Rias had before she found Issei. He's also a half-vampire half-human who doesn't even want to suck blood.

  • Achilles Heel: Garlic
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Born of a vampire nobleman and a human woman, Gasper's social life on either side of his lineage is... crap sack, to say the least. Unlike other demon races, vampires value hereditary purity over familial ties, thus he is often the target of discrimination. As a human he fares no better, being feared and despised for his powers.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Beware the Nice Ones : He was prevented from learning about Issei's "death" because it would be too traumatic. Then, while he is fighting, one of the Hero Faction taunts him with the truth. Gasper loses it and takes him apart.
    • To put this in perspective, the enemy in question was Georg, who was second only to Cao-Cao.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Rias had stated back in the first volume that she had already used one of her bishop pieces when she revived Asia. He makes his first appearance in the middle of the fourth volume.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: Happens anytime he uses his Sacred Gear powers. And when he uses his powers and not his Sacred Gear, Kiba outright narrated that his fight against George wasn't even a fight at all.
  • Dropped a Bridget On Him
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Somehow was able to collect fanboys despite knowing that he's a male.
  • Expy: A combination of Seras Victoria and, believe it or not, Dio Brando. For the former, both are Friendly Neighborhood Vampires who are rather shy and submissive, are described as adorable, have grade A Zettai Ryouiki, and brutally snap against the person who had just killed the person that they cared for the most and taunted about that person's death, and during their snapping, both showcase their true power. For the latter, both are blond male vampires lusted after by men in spite of their gender (albeit for different reasons), with the fearsome ability to stop time at will.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When he drinks Issei's dragon blood, his full power manifests.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: When first introduced, he's a complete pushover with zero self-esteem, thinking he's just a useless coward and secretly believing he'd be better off dead. However, he gets more confident over the course of the series.
  • No Social Skills: Thinks cross-dressing is perfectly acceptable.
  • Not So Different: After Rias explains Gasper's All of the Other Reindeer background to Issei, both agree that he and Asia have a lot in common.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: A cross-dressing vampire to be exact.
  • Superpower Lottery: Lampshaded by Issei when he complains about how broken stopping time is. And that's not even counting what he has without his Sacred Gear.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Issei can't seem to think of him as a guy seeing as he covers himself in a towel from the chest.
  • Time Stands Still: His Sacred Gear, Forbidden Balor View.
  • Why Did It Have To Be Garlic: One of his main Achilles Heel, something Issei notes that he needs to get out of.

Rossweiss "The Rook"

One of Odin's former valkyrie, she first appears in the story accompanying Odin in the fifth volume to watch the Rating Games. Turns out, she hasn't even gathered a single warrior for Ragnarok.


The leader of the fallen angel faction, he first appears in the 4th Volume when Issei mentions that he's one of his primary contractors. He then joins the club as the adviser after being asked by Souna and Sirzechs.


  I'll give you an arm at least.

  • Redemption Quest: If you think about it from the way he wants peace and also to join the Occult Research Club in the first place. He gets it when Issei finally resolves the Akeno-Barakiel issue.
  • Say My Name: When Sakra reveals that he knows Cao Cao as a kid, he could only utter out "Indra!"
  • Spot of Tea
  • The Atoner: Blames himself for his orders to his subordinates like when Reynalle was ordered to watch Issei not kill him or the time when he summoned Barakiel only for the latter's wife die on him while he was away.
  • The Casanova: To put it simply, he has a harem. A thousand of them in fact. No, that's not the number of chicks he made out with. He has a thousand harems! And he made out with every single one of them!
  • The Mentor: To everybody, but more on Issei than everyone else.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: After participating in one of Akeno's S&M plays.

Ravel Phenex


 Voiced by: Asuka Nishi (Japanese)


Sister of Raiser, she first appears at Rias' first Rating Game where she was a Bishop, but hardly did anything at all.

Student Council

Troops relating to them:

  • Can't Catch Up: With the exception of Saji their overall strength haven't improved compared to Occult Club's consistantly improving members.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Their rather strong but compared to Rias's group their lacking in firepower.
  • Weak but Skilled: Compared to Rias group in rating games. They did research on Rias group and used The Plan to almost win.

Sona Sitri

The Student Council President of Kuou Academy and a Childhood Friend of Rias.

Tsubasa Shinra

The vice-president of the student council and is also Sona's Queen.

Genshirou Saji

A pawn of Souna, he's also part of the student council. He also has a dragon inside him and thus was the reason why Souna had to use up four of her pawn pieces.

He's also the wielder of the Sacred Gear, Absorption Line, which is revealed to be a piece of Vlitra. Later when Azazel infuses Saji with the remaining parts of Vlitra, he gains three new Sacred Gears called "Blaze Black Flare", "Delete Field", and "Shadow Prison".






Four Lords of Hell

Tropes relating to all four of them:

Sirzechs Gremory-Lucifer


 Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese)


The older brother of Rias and one of the four lords of hell, bearing Lucifer's name.

Serafall Sitri-Leviathan

Older sister of Souna and also one of the four lords of hell. She's also in charge of foreign affairs.

Ajuka Astaroth-Beelzebub

Genius who laid the foundations of the Rating Game and Evil Piece systems. Also likes to give out a mysterious feeling because it's cool.

  • Badass: You really do not want to mess with him if you value your life.
  • Mad Scientist: Created the Evil Piece system, and modifies it For the Lulz.
  • Mistaken for Terrorist: He's accused of being one of the terrorists in Volume 6 despite the fact that he was also attacked. Might have something to do with one of the members of his former house working for Chaos Brigade.
  • The Rival: According to Serafall, him and Sirzechs were rivals back in the day.

Falbium Glasya-Labolas-Asmodeus

Considered as the military genius but hardly does any work and just passes his work to either his servants or to other people.

Other Devils

Grayfia Lucifugus-Gremory


 Voiced by: Saori Seto (Japanese)


Sirzech's head maid, and his queen who is one of the most powerful characters of hell and is also Sirzech's wife.

  • Ars Goetia
  • Boke and Tsukkomi Routine: Always the tsukkomi whenever Sirzechs does something outrageous.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Rias, the stern type.
  • Expy: Looks almost identical to Sakuya Izayoi.
  • Happily Married: To Sirzechs.
  • Hot Mom
  • Meido
  • Only Sane Woman: Whenever she joins in the antics of the Four Lords Of Hell. And even then, sometimes she's weird seeing as she suggested to Rias to let Issei touch her breasts to power up.
  • Paper Fan of Doom: Whips it out whenever Sirzechs says something stupid.
  • Red Baron: The Ultimate Queen
  • Switching POV: The light novel only shows us the conversation between Lord Phenex and Lord Gremory after Issei defeats Raiser while Sirzechs and Grayfia went away. In the anime, it shows hers and Sirzechs' perspective on the reason why the latter handed out the griffon to Issei and the latter's thoughts on the Welsh Dragon joining the devil group while Grayfia notes that he's happy about it. It probably reminded them of their circumstances back then.
  • The Rival: To Serafall back in the day.
  • The Stoic: In head-maid mode. Nothing phases her even if Sirzechs does something stupid.
    • Not So Stoic: As soon as she becomes Rias' sister, she'll sternly lecture Rias for a very long time. Not to mention, she'll release an aura so powerful, everyone in the room feels like they're going to die.
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl

Raiser Phenex


 Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese)


Rias' fiance and the 3rd son of the House of Phenex.

  • Ars Goetia
  • Graceful Loser: He forgives Issei for his actions in cancelling his marriage with Rias, but he won't forgive him if he tries to make any unforgivable moves on his sister.
  • Engagement Challenge
  • Heroic BSOD: He sulks in his room when Issei defeats him in his engagement party.
  • Jerkass: When first introduced in the story. Flanderized in the anime version to the point when comparing him to his light novel version/manga version, he's way different.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite the fact that he still acts like a jerk towards Rias and still kissed his servants in front the group, he actually gave a lot of good advice to Rias and told Issei that if Issei is defeated, it is a blow to Rias. Not to mention, he's the one who gave Rias a handicap and told her that their Rating Game will take place in 10 days and tells her that if she wants to do it now, he knows he'll curb stomp them.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Superpower Lottery: His main strong point is that he can't be killed. As you can imagine that is enough to get through most enemies.
  • Worthy Opponent: Towards Issei when Raiser is finally healed from his dragon trauma.

Diodora Astaroth

One of the six young devils who are participating in the Rating Games. He actually first appeared as the devil who Asia healed back when she was still in the church.

In truth, he wanted to have Asia as part of his harem but cannot seeing as she's still in the service of the church at that time. He was going to kill Reynalle however he didn't expect Issei to win against her. He is then killed by the descendant of the old Beelzebub.

Sairaorg Bael

Cousin of Rias and Sirzechs from their mother's side and ranked Great King. Unlike other devils, he did not inherit his family's trademark skill which is the Power of Destruction, the same power that Rias and Sirzechs have. Instead, he trained himself to the point that he can fight off anybody. His wish is to become one of the Four Lords of Hell.

Fallen Angels

Amano Yuuma/Reynalle


 Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame (Japanese)


Issei's ex-girlfriend and is responsible for killing Issei which starts off the plot. She also steals Asia's Sacred Gear, Twilight Healing.

Calawana, Donnasiege, and Mitelt


 Voiced by: Kumi Sakuma (Calawana), Taketora (Donnasiege), and Yuiko Tatsumi (Mitelt) (Japanese)


Three fallen angels who collaborated with Reynalle to get Asia's Twilight Healing and have themselves promoted.

  • Ascended Extra: Only Donnasiege appeared in the light novel where he first attacked Issei. In the anime, the other two are introduced.
  • Red Shirt: Seeing as they were curb stomped by Rias and Akeno, well...


A fallen angel who steers the plot of the third volume. He steals the pieces of Excalibur to strengthen the fallen angel faction and to tempt Micheal to start an all-out war.

  • Barehanded Blade Block: Uses only two fingers to block Kiba's sword.
  • For the Evulz: Wants to start the war just so that he won't be bored. That and he's willing to prove that the fallen angels are superior.


Azazel's right-hand man and is also currently married to a devil.


Akeno's father who first appears in the seventh volume. He was currently acting as a bodyguard to Odin when he sees Akeno with Issei going to a love motel.


Archangel Michael

Currently the leader of the angels faction because God Is Dead in this story.

Dulio Gesualdo

A former exorcist reborn into an angel and is also Michael's Joker.

  • Superpower Lottery: Is the current owner of Zenith Tempest, one of the four top-tier Longinus in this story. It controls temperature which he used to freeze all of Hades' grim reapers.


Freed Zelzan


 Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Japanese)


An exorcist for the fallen angels, he first appears in the story in Volume 1 (Episode 3 of the anime) when he kills a human who has a devil contract saying that all devils and humans who contact devils must be killed.

Norse Mythology


The Norse god and leader of Valhalla. He's also a pervert.


Son of Odin who wants to start Ragnarok.

  • Badass Boast: Even if I don't use Fenrir, two fallen angels are no match for me!
    • He backs it up.
  • One-Man Army: Consider this: one side of the field, you have two Heavenly Dragon users who're fighting side by side, a team of fallen angels, the rest of the Occult Research Club, and the rest of Vali's group. And on the other hand, there's him and Fenrir. He still had the upper hand. It took divine intervention just to even defeat him.

Greek Mythology




The Big Bad of the third arc of the series. He's also manipulating the Chaos Brigade to start the war in hell.

  • Big Bad: Of the third arc.
  • Evil Plan: He's the one who made the Chaos Brigade attack Hell.


A servant of Hades and is considered as the ultimate grim reaper.

Japanese Mythology


Daughter of Yasaka and also a nine-tailed fox.


Leader of the Youkai faction at Kyoto and is also Kunou's mother.

Hindu Mythology

Sakra Indra

One of the gods of the Hindu mythology and has also defeated the battle-god Asura. He knows a lot more about the things going on than anyone else.

Son Goku

The original Son Goku from the Journey to the West. He's on a mission ordered by Sakra to defeat the Chaos Brigade and he's also trying to catch Bikou.

Chaos Brigade (Vali's Group)

Tropes relating to all of them:

Vali Lucifer

Currently the possessor of Divine Dividing (the Sacred Gear which seals the White Dragon Albion), he's also a half-human half-devil in the service of Azazel who then defected to the Chaos Brigade because peace is boring for him. Also original Lucifer's great grandson but doesn't seem to care about that.

  • The Ace: He's descended from the orginal maou and as such has enough magical power and potential to learn norse magic from reading it without any practice. He's also extremely strong and can mantain balance breaker for months according to Azazel. To top it off he could control and use Juggernaut Drive for a few minutes without losing control which nobody can do. This is all to make him more of a Foil to Issei.
  • Achilles Heel: Like Issei, he's also weak to both anti-dragon and anti-devil attacks (former because he's well, a dragon, and the latter is because he's a descendant of the real Lucifer).
  • Ars Goetia
  • Badass
  • Better Than Sex: He'd rather be fighting strong opponents than having sex and is definitely one of the few men in the series who's not a pervert.
  • Blood Knight
  • Born Winner: Just take a look at what he has.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: Delivers this to Kokabiel.
  • Foil: To Issei. He's talented and remarked to be the strongest holder of Divine Dividing thus far while Issei lacks any kind of talent and is remarked to be the weakest holder of Boasted Gear thus far. Also in terms of personality he is a Blood Knight who is not interested in sex while Issei is obsessed with sex and hates fighting.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: His excuse for rescuing Asia from the void. Turns out, he was also trying to get Gogmagog and he just happened to see Asia in there.
  • The Juggernaut: He also has access to Juggernaut Drive but it won't kill him because he can temporarily control it by consuming his vast magic reserves inherited from being a direct descendant of the original Lucifer.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Is very fast and hits hard.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Always kept getting teased by Kuroka to make out with her already but he never does.
  • The Plan: Him helping out the Kuou group was because he wanted to take Fenrir. The group however just only needed his teeth, and yet he Took a Third Option.
  • Rivals Team Up: He and Issei teamed up against Loki and later on when Issei comes Back From the Dead, with Pluto.
  • Superpower Lottery: Won it big. Not only is he the holder of Divine Dividing which has the utterly hax ability to divide half of a opponents power and add it to his own power but he also is a descendant of the old Lucifer meaning he has a unnataural ammount of magical energy plus he has enough talent to learn most spells by just reading about them.
  • The Rival: To Issei.
    • Privileged Rival: He's descended from the old Lucifer and is thus extremely magically talented. This contrasts with Issei's lack of talent in magic and his normal background.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Him and Bikou encounter Issei, congratulate him, and went to the ramen shop.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Couldn't use Juggernaut Drive against Cao Cao because he was poisoned by an arrow coated with Samael's blood.


Koneko's older sister and also one of the most dangerous exiled devils after killing her master.

Turns out, her master wanted to become a lot stronger by performing crazy experiments so she killed him before he corrupted Koneko.

  • Blood Knight: Even Issei calls her one.
  • Boobs of Steel: Well, she's a nekomata and she did kill her former master in cold blood.
  • Cain and Abel: Oh definitely. Until you find out that's she's actually protecting Koneko from harm.
  • Catgirl
  • Cool Big Sis: Not that she'll ever admit it.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason why she murdered her master was because he was making a lot of crazy experiments to make his team and his blood relatives stronger. She didn't want Koneko to be in danger for being part of a crazy experiment so she killed him to protect her.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Koneko. Their hair colors are even the exact opposites.
  • Taking the Bullet: Took Vali's blast which got reflected by Cao Cao going towards Koneko.


A descendant of Son Goku, he first appears in the fourth volume picking up Vali who was about to release his Juggernaut Mode against Issei.

Arthur Pendragon

He is the descendant of the legendary King Arthur and wielder of the strongest piece of Excalibur, as well as Colbrand (Caliburn) the sword in the stone.

Le Fay Pendragon

Arthur's sister.


Formerly a creation of Loki, he joins Vali after he gets defeated by the latter.


Golem, a weapon created by the gods but abandoned in the dimensional gap. Later picked up by Vali.

Chaos Brigade (The Old Devils Faction)

Cattleya Leviathan

One of the devils of the old devil faction who attacked at the peace conference.

Kuruzerei Asmodeus

The descendant of the original Asmodeus, he appears in the sixth volume to challenge Azazel, but is killed by Sirzechs.

Shalba Beelzebub

The descendant of the original Beelzebub, he appears at the climax of the sixth volume to look at the failures of Diodora, thereby killing him.

He comes back in Volume eleven, all rebuilt but has lost most of his powers.

Chaos Brigade Hero Faction

Tropes relating to them:

Cao Cao

Leader of the Hero Faction and a descendant of Cao Cao. He also wields the strongest Longinus, True Longinus.

  • Awesomeness By Analysis: He beats his opponents by gathering intel on them and taking advantage of their weakpoints.
  • Badass
    • Badass Normal: He's just a normal human being who has a Sacred Gear and almost always dominates in fights.
      • Glass Cannon: All it takes to defeat him is just one hit from anybody in this series. Yet no one can land a hit on him.
    • One-Man Army: Oh is he ever.
  • Blade on a Stick
  • Combat Pragmatist: Encourages gathering information and fights extremely unfairly. Best examplified during his fight with Vali and Issei's group. He used Samael's poison to take out Vali and attacks the weakest links of the group knowing that Issei would protect them which he did. He in a instant he got rid of the two fighters that actually was a threat to him and weakened the other side immensely.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He'll study his enemies and perfect his style before even thinking of even attacking his enemies.
  • Expy: Other people in his group refer to him as the modern-day Cao Cao.
  • Eye Scream: Issei manages to destroy one of Cao Cao's eyes, forcing him to use Medusa's eyes as a replacement.
  • Foil: To Issei; both have companions who are willing to join the both of them, but while Issei, a devil, will not sacrifice anybody for his cause and does care for the well-being of other people, Cao Cao, a human, is willing to make sacrifices for his cause.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He was so Crazy Prepared that he neglected the fact that Samael's poison also works on snakes because of his Medusa eye. Yeah, that same Samael blood that Issei got coated with in his fight against Shalba.
  • Magnetic Hero: Despite the fact that he'll employ brainwashing for the humans with Sacred Gears who aren't willing to join his cause, there are also people who are willing to join him because he's accepted them and will die for them.
  • Oh Crap: After seeing Rias get summoned instead of Great Red.
  • Superpower Lottery: He won it by being the current wielder of the strongest Longinus.
  • Worthy Opponent: He praises both Issei and Kiba for being able to at least match him and tells the both of them to get stronger. He also thinks of Vali as such as well because the last time they fought, it was exhilarating.


A descendant of George Faust who made a contract with Mephistopheles. He also wields Dimension Lost, one of the four most powerful Longinus to exist.


One of the top 2 swordsmen of the Chaos Brigade faction (the other is Arthur). His Sacred Gear is "Twice Critical", the same Sacred Gear Reynalle thought that Issei had.

  • Dual-Wielding: Triple wielding, all the way to sextuplet wielding.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He gets killed by Kiba after Gram answered to Kiba instead of him.
  • Master Swordsman: Took on both Kiba and Xenovia and won when they fought the first time.
  • Oh Crap: When realizing that Rias' breasts are the breasts of miracles if combined with Issei's powers.
  • Red Baron: Chaos-edge Sieg.
  • This Cannot Be!: When Gram chooses Kiba as its master instead of him.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers Ajuka to fight against Sirzechs since he's the only one who could put up a fight with the latter. His answer? Wipe out all the devils that were present without even standing up.


A human being who inherited the spirit of Joan of Arc and is also the wielder of the Sacred Gear, Blade Blacksmith which is a holy sword version of Kiba's Sword Birth.


A human being who also has embodied the spirit of the hero, Hercules.

  • I Shall Taunt You: The reason why he and Saji fought in Volume 12.
  • Kick Them While Theyre Down: Stomps Sona on the ground when she and her group were trying to defend a bus full of kids.
  • Magic Missile: His Balance Breaker, Detonation Mighty Comet, makes him fire magic missiles at his opponents.


A boy who also has possession of the Longinus, Annihilation Maker and is also a descendant of Leonardo da Vinci [1].


Shared tropes:

Red Welsh Dragon Emperor Ddraig


 Voiced by: Fumihiko Tachiki (Japanese) and Christopher Sabat (English)


One of the two heavenly dragons who got sealed thanks to them fighting off the other three factions. He's the dragon who's residing at Issei's left arm and thus has to put up with all of Issei's perverted antics.

  • Cassandra Truth: He did hear the voice of the Breast fairy when Issei accidentally summoned it instead of being able to talk to Akeno's breasts with Bilingual. Everyone just thinks Ddraig lost it.
  • Cosmic Plaything/Butt Monkey: Doesn't appreciate it when he gets called by both Ophis and Great Red as the Breast Dragon.
  • Heroic BSOD: Played for laughs whenever someone mentions Issei as the Breast Dragon.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Consider's Issei to be one of his true friends seeing as his former hosts never really talked much with him.
  • Tender Tears: Cried after Issei died.
  • The Rival: Him and Albion have been going at it for centuries.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Him and Issei in a nutshell.

White Vanishing Dragon Emperor Albion

One of the two heavenly dragons who got sealed thanks to them fighting off the other three factions. He's the dragon who's residing with Vali.

  • Heroic BSOD: Played for Laughs seeing as his main rival is now known as the Breast Dragon, which hurts his pride. Also gets called as the Butt Dragon thanks to Vali revealing his fetish.
  • The Rival: Him and Ddraig have been going at it for centuries.


One of the former dragon kings who turned himself into a devil to get a piece of land in the underworld for his fellow dragon-kind to live in. He's also one of Issei's mentors in fighting. One of the few reborn devils to reach Ultimate Class, he is Issei's inspiration. Has been Top 10 in the Rating Game for decades.

Prison Dragon Vritra

The evil black dragon who after being vanquished, had his soul split into pieces. One of them is Saji's Sacred Gear.

  • Weak but Skilled: Considered as the weakest of the five dragon kings, but has a wide array of skills to make up for it.

Chaos Karma Dragon Tiamat

The only female dragon king out of the five dragon kings in the story. According to Ddraig, she hates him.

Gigantic Dragon Fafnir

One of the five dragon kings in the story, he's sealed inside Azazel's artificial Sacred Gear.

Sleeping Dragon Midgardsormr

One of the five dragon kings, he's made by Loki and is currently sleeping at the ocean near Scandinavia. He's also the laziest dragon.

Mischievous Jade Dragon Yu-Long

The youngest of the five dragon kings in the story, he also accompanies the original Son Goku whenever the latter gets sent by Indra to somewhere.

Ouroborous Dragon Ophis

Formerly The strongest dragon of the dragon race and quite possibly the most powerful character in the story. He/she/it first appeared as an old man, and then changed its appearance to a young girl. Ophis' wish is to go to the dimension where Great Red decides and kick him out of there.

  • Batman Gambit: When Samael drained her powers, she actually sent out snakes that contained her power just in case, so she didn't really have 75% of her powers drained out of her.
  • Cherry Tapping: When Issei wakes up in his spirit form, he sees Ophis tapping the ground. When asked, all she said was "I'm defeating Great Red here." Yes, it's a mix of funny and adorable.
  • Comically Serious: "Did you want to become the Breast Dragon instead of the Heavenly-Dragon Ddraig?" which sends Ddraig into his Heroic BSOD.
  • Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: Hangs out at Issei's place in Volume 11.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: At least Issei thinks so.
  • Gothic Lolita: Its current form since according to Azazel, last time Ophis appeared was in the form of an old man.
  • Implacable Man: Gets stabbed by Cao Cao using True-Longinus, and she doesn't even flinch at all.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Issei.
  • Legal Jailbait: Her current form. Hell, she has two black tapes that is cross shaped attached to her nipples.
  • Mystical Waif
  • Nerf: Fans think that she'll be replacing Ddraig that's why she has 75% of her powers drained from her.
    • Subverted about the replacing Ddraig part. She's now part of Issei's harem.
  • No Sell: Does this to CaoCao and the freaking True Longius
  • Only Friend: Considers Issei as its one and only true friend.
  • Puppet King: S/he is considered as the overall leader of Chaos Brigade, but the ones below her are the ones who are truly running around the group.
  • Really Seven Hundred Years Old: Has been around since the beginning of time.
  • Red Baron: The Infinite One
  • Redemption Demotion: As soon as she finally joined Issei's group, almost all of her power was drained (most of it swallowed by Samael, and then had to create Issei's body alongside Great Red.
  • The Load: Volume 11 is pretty much her not being able to do anything at all and is a burden to the entire group.
    • This is actually justified, as losing some of her power, she was unstable. When she attacked the Grim Reapers, she accidently blew up Azazel. Also, she is effectively invincible, so she doesn't really understand the necessity of self-defense.
  • The Rival: Big Red
  • Worf Effect: For someone to be the Infinite One, it sure loves to be a Distressed Damsel seeing as it got captured by both Samael, and Shalba.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: S/he's capable of shifting from one form to another. As noted by Azazel, form for Ophis is just simply a decoration.

Apocalypse Dragon Great Red

The only one who can rival Ophis and is currently residing in the dimension gap. Ophis' wish is to kick him out there while Vali wishes he could fight him. He also represents dreams.

  • Delinquent: How Issei describes him as; a biker gang dude who hates being stared at.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: When a monster glared at him, he tells Ddraig that he'll combine with him and wipe out all the huge monsters.
  • Dynamic Entry: How he enters the underworld with Issei and Ophis at his back.
  • Power Levels: The strongest character of the entire series.
  • Title Drop: It's known as "D x D" or Dragon of Dragons.
  • The Rival: To Ophis.

Ordinary Humans

Issei's Parents

Parents of Issei.

  • Doting Parents: Surprisingly, to Asia which Issei notes but doesn't seem to care.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: While they know that Issei's harem is staying at his house, what they don't know is that their house is occupied by the sister of one of the four lords of hell, a half-fallen angel-half human-turned-devil, a nun-turned-devil, a Catgirl, a former exorcist-turned-devil, a reincarnated angel, a valkyrie-turned-devil and the most powerful dragon. Not to mention, they don't know that their son is also a dragon-devil.

Matsuda and Motohama

Issei's friends at Kuou Academy and is as much perverted as Issei.

Kiryuu Aika

Asia's friend and is also Issei's classmate.


Issei's first customer who's also an Otaku.



 Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese)


One of Issei's first customers and is cosplaying as a Magical Girl but is also a guy.

  • Creepy Crossdresser: Well what do you call someone who's big, well built, and is cosplaying as a magical girl?



 Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese)


One of Issei's first customers who first appeared in the Volume Eight side stories (episode 6 in the anime). An exchange student who's an avid fan of Japan back in the old days.

Kiyome Abe

A third year student of the Kuou Academy and the captain of the tennis club. She's also a beast master.