History TearJerker / HighschoolDxD

7th May '18 10:33:09 AM ultimomant
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* Volumes 19 and 20 were released shortly before the "Weinstein effect" occurred, where several much respected and famous actors and other film/television industry big shots were accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Several of them were found guilty, which destroyed fans' passion for them and their work. While the series has been published since the late 2000s, seeing the devils lose respect for Roygun Belphegor and Diehauser Belial once their involvement in the Rating Game corruption is exposed seems eerily relevant for the time period where several celebrities became real-life {{Broken Pedestal}}s for their fans. What's even worse, Issei's English actor, Creator/ScottFreeman, was convicted of possessing child pornography two years ''before'' the "Weinstein effect" happened.

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* Volumes 19 and 20 were released shortly before the "Weinstein effect" occurred, where several much respected and famous actors and other film/television industry big shots were accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Several of them were found guilty, which destroyed fans' passion for them and their work. While the series has been published since the late 2000s, seeing the devils lose respect for Roygun Belphegor and Diehauser Belial once their involvement in the Rating Game corruption is exposed seems eerily relevant for the time period where several celebrities became real-life {{Broken Pedestal}}s for their fans. What's even worse, Issei's original English actor, Creator/ScottFreeman, was convicted of possessing child pornography two years ''before'' the "Weinstein effect" happened.
9th Apr '18 2:05:28 PM gjjones
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* Issei's DeathByOriginStory at the beginning of the series at the hands of Raynare is tragic. After her WhamLine, Issei has a look of [[OhCrap utter horror]] and [[EtTuBrute betrayal]]. Despite his perverted nature, Issei's a good and noble character and he probably still cares about having her first girlfriend, unaware of what she's really like until he gets ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. [[TheFarmerAndTheViper Someone he probably loved tricked and brutally murdered him]]. And all of this happens before he finds his first ''real'' girlfriend in the form of Rias Gremory. Not only that, but it's also the start of his FantasticRacism against the Fallen Angels in general.
* In Volume 1, Asia [[DeathByOriginStory dying in]] [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Issei's arms]] after having her Sacred Gear stolen, and thanking Issei for being her {{only friend}}, given that she was exiled by the Church years earlier. He is so infuriated that his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against [[StarterVillain Raynare]], her murderer, is just as tragic.

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* Issei's DeathByOriginStory at the beginning of the series at the hands of Raynare is tragic. After her WhamLine, Issei has a look of [[OhCrap utter horror]] and [[EtTuBrute betrayal]]. Despite his perverted nature, Issei's a good and noble character young man and he probably still cares about having her that he has his first girlfriend, unaware of what she's really like until he gets ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice. [[TheFarmerAndTheViper Someone he probably loved fell in love with tricked and brutally murdered him]]. And all of this happens before he finds his first ''real'' girlfriend in the form of Rias Gremory. Not only that, but it's also the start of his FantasticRacism against the Fallen Angels in general.
* In Volume At the end of volume 1, Asia [[DeathByOriginStory dying in]] [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Issei's arms]] after having her Sacred Gear stolen, and thanking Issei for being her {{only friend}}, given that she was exiled by the Church years earlier. He is so infuriated that his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against [[StarterVillain Raynare]], her murderer, is just as tragic.



* In volume 12, Kiba battles Georg of the Khaos Brigade. Losing badly and about to face his own death, Kiba and the demoralized Gremory Group hear Ise's voice encouraging them to look after his best pal. One of Ise's Evil Pieces transforms into Ascalon and allows Kiba to win the fight. Apparently even beyond the grave, Issei cares for his friends. A mixture of tear-jerker and heatwarming since at the time no one was sure that Issei was ever coming back.

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* In volume 12, Kiba battles Georg of the Khaos Brigade. Losing badly and about to face his own death, Kiba and the demoralized Gremory Group hear Ise's voice encouraging them to look after his best pal. One of Ise's Issei's Evil Pieces transforms into Ascalon and allows Kiba to win the fight. Apparently even beyond the grave, Issei cares for his friends. A mixture of tear-jerker and heatwarming since at the time no one was sure that Issei was ever coming back.



* Volumes 19 and 20 were released shortly before the "Weinstein effect" occurred, where several much respected and famous actors and other film/television industry big shots were accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Several of them were found guilty, which destroyed fans' passion for them and their work. While the series has been published since the late 2000s, seeing the devils lose respect for Roygun Belphegor and Diehauser Belial once their involvement in the Rating Game corruption is exposed seems eerily relevant for the time period where several celebrities became real-life {{Broken Pedestal}}s for their fans. What's even worse, Issei's English actor, Creator/ScottFreeman, was convicted of possessing child pornography two years before the "Weinstein effect" happened.

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* Volumes 19 and 20 were released shortly before the "Weinstein effect" occurred, where several much respected and famous actors and other film/television industry big shots were accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Several of them were found guilty, which destroyed fans' passion for them and their work. While the series has been published since the late 2000s, seeing the devils lose respect for Roygun Belphegor and Diehauser Belial once their involvement in the Rating Game corruption is exposed seems eerily relevant for the time period where several celebrities became real-life {{Broken Pedestal}}s for their fans. What's even worse, Issei's English actor, Creator/ScottFreeman, was convicted of possessing child pornography two years before ''before'' the "Weinstein effect" happened.
9th Apr '18 1:34:05 PM gjjones
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** Later, when she and Baraqiel first reunite, Akeno flat-out tells him that [[YoureNotMyFather he isn't her father]]. He looks like he's been struck by his own lightning. Then, Issei and the Breast God helps Akeno reconcile with her father.

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** Later, when she and Baraqiel first reunite, Akeno flat-out tells him that [[YoureNotMyFather he isn't her father]]. He looks like he's been struck by his own lightning.Holy Lightning. Then, Issei and the Breast God helps Akeno reconcile with her father.
8th Apr '18 2:34:04 PM gjjones
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** Issei is looking back at his life [[spoiler: as he prepares to become a High Class Devil]], thinking back to the events of [[ContinuityCavalcade the past 21 volumes]]. However, it ends with Azazel's [[SoProudOfYou last message]] to him]], leading Issei to lament [[spoiler: that Azazel isn't there to see his shining moment.

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** Issei is looking back at his life [[spoiler: as he prepares to become a High Class Devil]], Devil, thinking back to the events of [[ContinuityCavalcade the past 21 volumes]]. However, it ends with Azazel's [[SoProudOfYou last message]] to him]], him, leading Issei to lament [[spoiler: that Azazel isn't there to see his shining moment.
8th Apr '18 2:33:28 PM gjjones
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* Volumes 19 and 20 were released shortly before the "Weinstein effect" occurred, where several much respected and famous actors and other film/television industry big shots were accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Several of them were found guilty, which destroyed fans' passion for them and their work. While the series has been published since the late 2000s, seeing the devils lose respect for Roygun Belphegor and Diehauser Belial once their involvement in the Rating Game corruption is exposed seems eerily relevant for the time period where several celebrities became real-life Broken Pedestals for their fans.

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* Volumes 19 and 20 were released shortly before the "Weinstein effect" occurred, where several much respected and famous actors and other film/television industry big shots were accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Several of them were found guilty, which destroyed fans' passion for them and their work. While the series has been published since the late 2000s, seeing the devils lose respect for Roygun Belphegor and Diehauser Belial once their involvement in the Rating Game corruption is exposed seems eerily relevant for the time period where several celebrities became real-life Broken Pedestals {{Broken Pedestal}}s for their fans.fans. What's even worse, Issei's English actor, Creator/ScottFreeman, was convicted of possessing child pornography two years before the "Weinstein effect" happened.
8th Apr '18 2:31:01 PM gjjones
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* Volumes 19 and 20 were released shortly before the Weinstein effect occurred, where several much respected and famous actors and other film/television industry big shots were accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Several of them were found guilty, which destroyed fans' passion for them and their work. While the series has been published since the late 2000s, seeing the devils lose respect for Roygun Belphegor and Diehauser Belial once their involvement in the Rating Game corruption is exposed seems eerily relevant for the time period where several celebrities became real-life Broken Pedestals for their fans.

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* Volumes 19 and 20 were released shortly before the Weinstein effect "Weinstein effect" occurred, where several much respected and famous actors and other film/television industry big shots were accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Several of them were found guilty, which destroyed fans' passion for them and their work. While the series has been published since the late 2000s, seeing the devils lose respect for Roygun Belphegor and Diehauser Belial once their involvement in the Rating Game corruption is exposed seems eerily relevant for the time period where several celebrities became real-life Broken Pedestals for their fans.
8th Apr '18 2:27:51 PM gjjones
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* Roygun Belphegor's current predicament as of volume 23: she's exiled by her own clan for inadvertently helping the whole Rating Game scandal come into play.

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* Roygun Belphegor's current predicament as of volume 23: she's exiled by her own clan for inadvertently helping the whole Rating Game scandal come into play.play.

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* Volumes 19 and 20 were released shortly before the Weinstein effect occurred, where several much respected and famous actors and other film/television industry big shots were accused of sexual harassment and abuse. Several of them were found guilty, which destroyed fans' passion for them and their work. While the series has been published since the late 2000s, seeing the devils lose respect for Roygun Belphegor and Diehauser Belial once their involvement in the Rating Game corruption is exposed seems eerily relevant for the time period where several celebrities became real-life Broken Pedestals for their fans.
8th Apr '18 2:24:52 PM gjjones
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* [[spoiler: Valerie's last words to Gasper before she falls into a coma. To say Gasper was devastated that his best friend is going away from him would bring tears to anyone's eyes.]]

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* [[spoiler: Valerie's last words to Gasper before she falls into a coma. To say Gasper was devastated that his best friend is going away from him would bring tears to anyone's eyes.]]



** To elaborate on volume 20, [[spoiler: Belial and Rizevem hold Issei's parents hostage. When he makes it there, he gets bound and forced to drink dragon's blood by Belial, forcing his true nature as a dragon to be shown in front of his parents, reducing him to a sobbing wreck. Yet his parents don't hate him, and hug him. This causes his Bilingual to work its magic on Issei's parents. It shows their past, revealing that Issei had two other siblings that were tragic miscarriages before him. However, his parents persevered, learning from them instead of giving up, and finally had him. As more of Issei's childhood is revealed, it's revealed that the main reason for his inferiority complex is that he feels responsible for taking his dad's fishing pole without permission and when he breaks it, he feels like it's his fault. It's a partial catalyst to why he is so obsessed with breasts; to keep his inferiority complex in the back of his head, while being genuine about his love of breasts all the same. All of this is punctuated by his parents not caring if Issei is a dragon, and that if he was just a mindless monster, he wouldn't have felt fear of rejection. The inflections in his dragon voice were still those of their little boy, scared of what was happening to him in front of them.]] [[WhamEpisode Damn]].
* Diehauser [[spoiler:loses his will to fight to the point where, around the time of Rizevim's demise, asks Issei to cast judgment upon him and, after being slapped by Issei's mother, concedes defeat]].
* According to the timeline of ''High School DXD EX'', [[spoiler: Instead of spending time with his harem and his kids, Issei is frequently called away to help with the problems of various mythologies. This results in him having little to no involvement in the lives of his own family and having his children be raised mostly by Vali and Kiba, and at least one of them resents him for it.]]
** [[spoiler: Course the same kids refer to Issei's wives as keeping him on a tight leash, so it may be that just how often he is away from them is exaggerated for the sake of drawing attention to the one kid's resentment.]]
** The fact that [[spoiler: Issei's kids refer to Azazel as the "Founding Governor" suggests that Azazel died sometime later, considering the events of Volume 21...]]
* Volume 21: [[spoiler: In order to stop Trihexa for good, nearly all the faction leaders and their subordinates decided to seal themselves within Trihexa so that they can [[SealedEvilInADuel battle it to keep it from getting out]]. In particular, Vali is forced to watch as his surrogate father Azazel goes away, and Sona and Rias are left crying on the coast over the loss of their respective older siblings. Grayfia has it worse as she is the only member of Sirzechs' peerage to be left behind after being hypnotized. ]]
** And before that, when Vali [[spoiler: was trapped within the illusional world that Aži Dahāka created, it showed his innermost desire. To have a normal family. Even knowing it's an illusion, he can't help but be drawn into the warmth of having a family; he eats dinner with them, plays with his younger siblings and sleeps together with them. And even when he finally gathers the resolve to leave, he breaks down crying. And the icing on the heartbreak cake is, before he leaves, it's revealed that the father figure in this illusion that reflects his ideal family is Azazel, making the next bit even more painful when Azazel leaves with the other gods to seal Trihexa]]
** The fact that for readers, seeing [[spoiler:the Tritagonist of the story leave for good is going to cause people to miss the snarky, awesome adult character.]]

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** To elaborate on volume 20, [[spoiler: Belial and Rizevem hold Issei's parents hostage. When he makes it there, he gets bound and forced to drink dragon's blood by Belial, forcing his true nature as a dragon to be shown in front of his parents, reducing him to a sobbing wreck. Yet his parents don't hate him, and hug him. This causes his Bilingual to work its magic on Issei's parents. It shows their past, revealing that Issei had two other siblings that were tragic miscarriages before him. However, his parents persevered, learning from them instead of giving up, and finally had him. As more of Issei's childhood is revealed, it's revealed that the main reason for his inferiority complex is that he feels responsible for taking his dad's fishing pole without permission and when he breaks it, he feels like it's his fault. It's a partial catalyst to why he is so obsessed with breasts; to keep his inferiority complex in the back of his head, while being genuine about his love of breasts all the same. All of this is punctuated by his parents not caring if Issei is a dragon, and that if he was just a mindless monster, he wouldn't have felt fear of rejection. The inflections in his dragon voice were still those of their little boy, scared of what was happening to him in front of them.]] [[WhamEpisode Damn]].
* Diehauser [[spoiler:loses loses his will to fight to the point where, around the time of Rizevim's demise, asks Issei to cast judgment upon him and, after being slapped by Issei's mother, concedes defeat]].
defeat.
* According to the timeline of ''High School DXD EX'', [[spoiler: Instead of spending time with his harem and his kids, Issei is frequently called away to help with the problems of various mythologies. This results in him having little to no involvement in the lives of his own family and having his children be raised mostly by Vali and Kiba, and at least one of them resents him for it.]]
it.
** [[spoiler: Course the same kids refer to Issei's wives as keeping him on a tight leash, so it may be that just how often he is away from them is exaggerated for the sake of drawing attention to the one kid's resentment.]]
resentment.
** The fact that [[spoiler: Issei's kids refer to Azazel as the "Founding Governor" suggests that Azazel died sometime later, considering the events of Volume 21...]]
21...
* Volume 21: [[spoiler: In order to stop Trihexa for good, nearly all the faction leaders and their subordinates decided to seal themselves within Trihexa so that they can [[SealedEvilInADuel battle it to keep it from getting out]]. In particular, Vali is forced to watch as his surrogate father Azazel goes away, and Sona and Rias are left crying on the coast over the loss of their respective older siblings. Grayfia has it worse as she is the only member of Sirzechs' peerage to be left behind after being hypnotized. ]]
hypnotized.
** And before that, when Vali [[spoiler: was trapped within the illusional world that Aži Dahāka created, it showed his innermost desire. To have a normal family. Even knowing it's an illusion, he can't help but be drawn into the warmth of having a family; he eats dinner with them, plays with his younger siblings and sleeps together with them. And even when he finally gathers the resolve to leave, he breaks down crying. And the icing on the heartbreak cake is, before he leaves, it's revealed that the father figure in this illusion that reflects his ideal family is Azazel, making the next bit even more painful when Azazel leaves with the other gods to seal Trihexa]]
Trihexa
** The fact that for readers, seeing [[spoiler:the the Tritagonist of the story leave for good is going to cause people to miss the snarky, awesome adult character.]]



** Issei is looking back at his life [[spoiler: as he prepares to become a High Class Devil]], thinking back to the events of [[ContinuityCavalcade the past 21 volumes]]. However, it ends with [[spoiler: Azazel's [[SoProudOfYou last message]] to him]], leading Issei to lament [[spoiler: that Azazel isn't there to see his shining moment.]]
* Roygun Belphegor's current predicament as of volume 23: [[spoiler:she's exiled by her own clan for inadvertently helping the whole Rating Game scandal come into play]].

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** Issei is looking back at his life [[spoiler: as he prepares to become a High Class Devil]], thinking back to the events of [[ContinuityCavalcade the past 21 volumes]]. However, it ends with [[spoiler: Azazel's [[SoProudOfYou last message]] to him]], leading Issei to lament [[spoiler: that Azazel isn't there to see his shining moment.]]
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* Roygun Belphegor's current predicament as of volume 23: [[spoiler:she's she's exiled by her own clan for inadvertently helping the whole Rating Game scandal come into play]].play.
18th Mar '18 1:18:35 AM gjjones
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** He gives Asia letters from people she cured with her powers during the time she was still a nun. When she was excommunicated and sent to Kuou Town, Strada tried to reach her to give the letters with no avail, knowing full well that the people's honest confession and testament from the letters would make at least dampen her punishment and he wanted to help and put her under his protection.

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** He gives Asia letters from people she cured with her powers during the time she was still a nun. When she was excommunicated and sent to Kuou Town, exiled from the Church, Strada tried to reach her to give the letters with no avail, knowing full well that the people's honest confession and testament from the letters would make at least dampen her punishment and he wanted to help and put her under his protection.



--> ''Neither I nor my comrades who were lost for words, could do anything but shed tears for their reunion. …Kiba, it’s truly great. What you’ve lived for until now, it exists! Because you’ve lived until now, you were able to see this girl again!''

--> ''When Kiba spoke — as if possessed by something, he seemed to have a gentle expression. …To become a sheath to this guy that I’ve always been concerned about[[note]] Issei refers to Kiba's vengeful nature and how Tosca's presence softened it.[[/note]]. Kiba had said that he was determined to protect her forever.''

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--> ''Neither I nor my comrades who were lost for words, could do anything but shed tears for their reunion. …Kiba, ...Kiba, it’s truly great. What you’ve lived for until now, it exists! Because you’ve lived until now, you were able to see this girl again!''

--> ''When Kiba spoke — as if possessed by something, he seemed to have a gentle expression. …To ...To become a sheath to this guy that I’ve always been concerned about[[note]] Issei refers to Kiba's vengeful nature and how Tosca's presence softened it.[[/note]]. Kiba had said that he was determined to protect her forever.''



* Meta example: Ishibumi's mom died while he was writing volume 20. Considering the events of that volume, it's a lot more heart wrenching than what it should be.

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* Meta example: Ishibumi's mom mother died while he was writing volume 20. Considering the events of that volume, it's a lot more heart wrenching than what it should be.



** Issei is looking back at his life [[spoiler: as he prepares to become a High Class Devil]], thinking back to the events of [[ContinuityCavalcade the past 21 volumes]]. However, it ends with [[spoiler: Azazel's [[SoProudOfYou last message]] to him]], leading Issei to lament [[spoiler: that Azazel isn't there to see his shining moment.]]

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** Issei is looking back at his life [[spoiler: as he prepares to become a High Class Devil]], thinking back to the events of [[ContinuityCavalcade the past 21 volumes]]. However, it ends with [[spoiler: Azazel's [[SoProudOfYou last message]] to him]], leading Issei to lament [[spoiler: that Azazel isn't there to see his shining moment.]]]]
* Roygun Belphegor's current predicament as of volume 23: [[spoiler:she's exiled by her own clan for inadvertently helping the whole Rating Game scandal come into play]].
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