History YMMV / HighschoolDxD

20th Sep '17 11:00:12 PM CashSloth
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** Samael, a fallen angel/dragon hybrid known as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dragon Eater]], who Azazel states was created from ''[[MadeOfEvil God's hatred]]'', His very existence is lethal to dragons, and just his blood is enough to kill Issei and even debilitate ''Ophis''. He's so dangerous that he was locked away in Cocytus, the deepest part of the Underworld, essentially making him another version of {{Satan}}. Despite being one of the most terrifying beings introduced in the story, his only appearance so far is when he's raised from his prison by Hades, who completely binds him up and gives him to the Hero Faction, so they can utilize him as a weapon. After the Hero Faction is defeated, Samael is resealed and hasn't even been mentioned since then.

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** Samael, a fallen angel/dragon hybrid known as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dragon Eater]], who Azazel states was created from ''[[MadeOfEvil God's hatred]]'', His very existence is lethal to dragons, and just his blood is enough to kill Issei and even Issei, debilitate Vali, and even weaken ''Ophis''. He's so dangerous that he was locked away in Cocytus, the deepest part of the Underworld, essentially making him another version of {{Satan}}. Despite being one of the most terrifying beings introduced in the story, his only appearance so far is when he's raised from his prison by Hades, who completely binds him up and gives him to the Hero Faction, so they can utilize him as a weapon. After the Hero Faction is defeated, Samael is resealed and hasn't even been mentioned since then.
20th Sep '17 10:15:49 PM CashSloth
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** Samael, a fallen angel/dragon hybrid that Azazel states was created from ''God's hatred'', known as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dragon Eater]]. The poison he produces is lethal to dragons, and just his blood is enough to kill Issei and even weaken ''Ophis''. Despite being such a interesting and terrifying existence, the only time he has appeared in the story so far is when he's completely bound by Hades so the Hero faction can utilize him as a weapon, and hasn't been mentioned since.

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** Samael, a fallen angel/dragon hybrid that Azazel states was created from ''God's hatred'', known as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dragon Eater]]. The poison he produces Eater]], who Azazel states was created from ''[[MadeOfEvil God's hatred]]'', His very existence is lethal to dragons, and just his blood is enough to kill Issei and even weaken debilitate ''Ophis''. He's so dangerous that he was locked away in Cocytus, the deepest part of the Underworld, essentially making him another version of {{Satan}}. Despite being such a interesting and one of the most terrifying existence, the only time he has appeared beings introduced in the story story, his only appearance so far is when he's raised from his prison by Hades, who completely bound by Hades so binds him up and gives him to the Hero faction Faction, so they can utilize him as a weapon, weapon. After the Hero Faction is defeated, Samael is resealed and hasn't even been mentioned since. since then.
20th Sep '17 9:57:12 PM CashSloth
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** Samael, a fallen angel/dragon hybrid that Azazel states was created from ''God's hatred'', known as the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dragon Eater]]. The poison he produces is lethal to dragons, and just his blood is enough to kill Issei and even weaken ''Ophis''. Despite being such a interesting and terrifying existence, the only time he has appeared in the story so far is when he's completely bound by Hades so the Hero faction can utilize him as a weapon, and hasn't been mentioned since.
17th Sep '17 1:39:16 PM CashSloth
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** Issei himself is one. A lot of fans of the series love him due to his LoveableSexManiac qualities and overall badass tendencies. However, many of his detractors dislike him ''because'' of those sex maniac qualities, viewing him as ''too'' perverted and annoying to be a decent protagonist. Not helping matters is the fact that Issei is a rather blatant EscapistCharacter, who hits a lot of points on the MartyStu test, which just serves to irritate his detractors more.

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** Issei himself is one. A lot of fans of the series love him due to his LoveableSexManiac qualities and overall badass tendencies. However, many of his detractors dislike him ''because'' of those sex maniac qualities, viewing him as ''too'' perverted and annoying to be a decent protagonist. Not helping matters is the fact that Issei is a rather blatant EscapistCharacter, who hits a lot of points on the MartyStu Marty Stu test, which just serves to irritate his detractors more.
17th Sep '17 1:35:46 PM CashSloth
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** Issei himself is one. A lot of fans of the series love him due to his LoveableSexManiac qualities and overall badass tendencies. However, many of his detractors dislike him ''because'' of those sex maniac qualities, viewing him as ''too'' perverted and annoying to be a decent protagonist, leading to a good number of potential new fans of the series being turned away by Issei's behavior. Not helping matters is the fact that Issei is a rather blatant EscapistCharacter, who hits a lot of points on the MartyStu test, which just serves to irritate his detractors more.

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** Issei himself is one. A lot of fans of the series love him due to his LoveableSexManiac qualities and overall badass tendencies. However, many of his detractors dislike him ''because'' of those sex maniac qualities, viewing him as ''too'' perverted and annoying to be a decent protagonist, leading to a good number of potential new fans of the series being turned away by Issei's behavior.protagonist. Not helping matters is the fact that Issei is a rather blatant EscapistCharacter, who hits a lot of points on the MartyStu test, which just serves to irritate his detractors more.
17th Sep '17 1:26:21 PM CashSloth
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** Issei himself is one. A lot of fans of the series love him due to his LoveableSexManiac qualities and overall badass tendencies. However, many of his detractors dislike him ''because'' of those sex maniac qualities, viewing him as ''too'' perverted and annoying to be a decent protagonist, leading to a good number of potential new fans of the series being turned away by Issei's behavior. Not helping matters is the fact that Issei is a rather blatant EscapistCharacter, who hits a lot of points on the MartyStu test, which just serves to irritate his detractors more.
3rd Sep '17 8:23:01 PM Angeldeb82
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** Leonardo of the Hero Faction. He is established to have control of one of the most [[SuperPowerLottery overpowered]] Longinus' known to exist...and yet, he suddenly loses off-screen, and ends up randomly becoming Shalba Beelzebub's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] henchman.

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** Leonardo of the Hero Faction. He is established to have control of one of the most [[SuperPowerLottery [[SuperpowerLottery overpowered]] Longinus' known to exist...and yet, he suddenly loses off-screen, and ends up randomly becoming Shalba Beelzebub's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] {{brainwashed|AndCrazy}} henchman.



* AwesomeArt: The quality that Miyama Zero puts into the Illustrations of the Novel are great, and are gorgeous to look at.

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* AwesomeArt: SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: The quality that Miyama Zero puts into the Illustrations of the Novel are great, and are gorgeous to look at.



** Vali is also recipient of this: he is either one of the more badass characters in the series or an utterly obnoxious MartyStu, with little middle ground.

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** Vali is also recipient of this: he is either one of the more badass characters in the series or an utterly obnoxious MartyStu, Marty Stu, with little middle ground.
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** If there's one thing fans really can't agree on, it's the Gremory-Sitri [[TournamentArc Rating Game.]] Was it thoroughly justified that the Gremory team had a limiter working against them, thus giving them a real wake up call that just powering through everything isn't really all there is to it, or was it unfair to the Gremory team that they had a limiter on them when they couldn't show off what they could do now after their training? Or you're probably on the third faction and thought that the limiter made the Sitri team look weak, never mind Souna [[TheChessmaster being able to adapt things on the fly]] [[SarcasmMode because only the protagonist has the right to be a]] CombatPragmatist [[SarcasmMode right?]] Part of the problem really is because Issei, the protagonist himself, gets taken out ''halfway through the game because of said limiter imposed'' when most series would have the protagonist be present all the way to the end.
** Who is better? Rias or Akeno? Although almost all fans like both of them at the same time, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement let's just leave it at that.]] Some TakeAThirdOption and instead choose Asia... or Koneko which is, [[TokenMiniMoe err, complicated]].

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** If there's one thing fans really can't agree on, it's the Gremory-Sitri [[TournamentArc Rating Game.]] Was it thoroughly justified that the Gremory team had a limiter working against them, thus giving them a real wake up call that just powering through everything isn't really all there is to it, or was it unfair to the Gremory team that they had a limiter on them when they couldn't show off what they could do now after their training? Or you're probably on the third faction and thought that the limiter made the Sitri team look weak, never mind Souna [[TheChessmaster being able to adapt things on the fly]] [[SarcasmMode because only the protagonist has the right to be a]] CombatPragmatist CombatPragmatist, [[SarcasmMode right?]] right]]? Part of the problem really is because Issei, the protagonist himself, gets taken out ''halfway through the game because of said limiter imposed'' when most series would have the protagonist be present all the way to the end.
** Who is better? Rias or Akeno? Although almost all fans like both of them at the same time, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement let's just leave it at that.]] that]]. Some TakeAThirdOption and instead choose Asia... or Koneko which is, [[TokenMiniMoe err, complicated]].



** [[AxCrazy Freed Sellzen]] was an exorcist who worked for the Holy Church, but did not believe in God and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters only joined to fight monsters]]. When the church kicked him out, he was free to kill anyone he wanted whether they were monsters or humans, eventually becoming [[PsychoForHire hired help]] for several of the series [[BigBadEnsemble Big Bads]]. When he first appears, he murders one of Issei Hyodou's clients and tries to kill [[TheProtagonist Issei]] himself, only to be stopped by Asia Argento. When Freed notices they met before, he [[AttemptedRape tries to rape her in front of Issei]], only to be stop when Rias and her peerage came, causing him to retreat, taking Asia with him. He later appears working for [[StarterVillain Raynare]], but only when she offered to have sex with him, and quickly abandons her when she gets overpowered. He later appears under [[BloodKnight Kobakie's]] employment, during which time he commits more atrocities, ranging from nearly beating Irina to death, to taunting Rias's knight Kiba with the fact that his swords where created from the experiments that killed Kiba's friends, while the two were fighting. In his final appearance, he was captured by the Khaos Brigade and willingly became a chimera so that he could finally kill the heroes and even [[ImAHumanitarian ate two of their knights]] to make sure he didn't lose [[note]]He still lost and was finally killed[[/note]]. Psychotic and perverted to a fault, Freed Sellzen manages to give a new meaning to the term LightIsNotGood and become one of the heroes' most dangerous and disgusting foes.
** [[MadScientist Valper Galilei]] doesn't appear as threatening as most villains, but his actions make up for that fact. When he was still working for the church, he was in charge of the "Holy Sword Project". He was [[AmbitionIsEvil so obsessed with wielding a holy sword]], that when he learned he couldn't, he turned his attention towards those who could. He kidnap dozens of children for the "Holy Sword Project", where he would perform [[WouldHurtAChild heinous experiments on them]], with fatal results for many. When the children weren't capable of wielding a holy sword, he simply has them all killed; there was only [[SoleSurvivor one child]] who survived. The church was [[EveryoneHasStandards so disgusted]] with Galilei, they excommunicated him, resulting in him seeking revenge against the church. He planned to do so by allying himself with the Fallen Angles, particularly with [[BloodKnight Kokabiel]]. When he notices that [[spoiler:Kiba]], the one boy who survived, became [[spoiler:a knight under Rias Gremory]] he mocks him with the fact that all of those children who died were worthless and that he should have died with them, [[LackOfEmpathy showing how little he cares for the children]]. Utterly heartless in his endeavors, it was no surprise that many would consider angels and devils having more humanity than [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters him]].

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** [[AxCrazy Freed Sellzen]] was an exorcist who worked for the Holy Church, but did not believe in God and [[HeWhoFightsMonsters only joined to fight monsters]]. When the church kicked him out, he was free to kill anyone he wanted whether they were monsters or humans, eventually becoming [[PsychoForHire hired help]] for several of the series [[BigBadEnsemble Big Bads]].{{Big Bad|Ensemble}}s. When he first appears, he murders one of Issei Hyodou's clients and tries to kill [[TheProtagonist Issei]] himself, only to be stopped by Asia Argento. When Freed notices they met before, he [[AttemptedRape tries to rape her in front of Issei]], only to be stop when Rias and her peerage came, causing him to retreat, taking Asia with him. He later appears working for [[StarterVillain Raynare]], but only when she offered to have sex with him, and quickly abandons her when she gets overpowered. He later appears under [[BloodKnight Kobakie's]] employment, during which time he commits more atrocities, ranging from nearly beating Irina to death, to taunting Rias's knight Kiba with the fact that his swords where created from the experiments that killed Kiba's friends, while the two were fighting. In his final appearance, he was captured by the Khaos Brigade and willingly became a chimera so that he could finally kill the heroes and even [[ImAHumanitarian ate two of their knights]] to make sure he didn't lose [[note]]He still lost and was finally killed[[/note]]. Psychotic and perverted to a fault, Freed Sellzen manages to give a new meaning to the term LightIsNotGood and become one of the heroes' most dangerous and disgusting foes.
** [[MadScientist Valper Galilei]] doesn't appear as threatening as most villains, but his actions make up for that fact. When he was still working for the church, he was in charge of the "Holy Sword Project". He was [[AmbitionIsEvil so obsessed with wielding a holy sword]], that when he learned he couldn't, he turned his attention towards those who could. He kidnap dozens of children for the "Holy Sword Project", where he would perform [[WouldHurtAChild heinous experiments on them]], with fatal results for many. When the children weren't capable of wielding a holy sword, he simply has them all killed; there was only [[SoleSurvivor one child]] who survived. The church was [[EveryoneHasStandards so disgusted]] with Galilei, they excommunicated him, resulting in him seeking revenge against the church. He planned to do so by allying himself with the Fallen Angles, particularly with [[BloodKnight Kokabiel]]. When he notices that [[spoiler:Kiba]], the one boy who survived, became [[spoiler:a knight under Rias Gremory]] he mocks him with the fact that all of those children who died were worthless and that he should have died with them, [[LackOfEmpathy showing how little he cares for the children]]. Utterly heartless in his endeavors, it was no surprise that many would consider angels and devils having more humanity than [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters him]].{{h|umansAreTheRealMonsters}}im.



* HolyShitQuotient: Among the highest in the history of light novels.



* {{HSQ}}: Among the highest in the history of light novels.



* MartyStu:
** Vali is close to being considered one as practically his entire character is centered around seeking out foes stronger than him just because he's bored. To be fair though, the story happens to have A LOT of battle seeking maniacs that it makes having Vali all the more satisfying to have around. [[spoiler:And he ''does'' finally gain a more humane reason to get stronger after his hated grandfather enters the picture in volume 16.]]
** Issei can also be considered one, though CharacterDevelopment has helped him in that regard. He's also regarded to be more of an EscapistCharacter of sorts.
** In a meta example, few fandoms have as many Marty Stu stories as this series. It's harder to find stories that ''don't'' portray Issei or the [=OC=] that replaces him as one.



* MostWonderfulSound:

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* OT3: Issei/Rias/Akeno is probably the most popular out of all of the show's [=OT3s=].

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* OT3: OneTrueThreesome: Issei/Rias/Akeno is probably the most popular out of all of the show's [=OT3s=].
20th Aug '17 1:51:46 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' meets ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', with a little bit of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''.
30th Jul '17 10:54:43 AM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' meets ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'', with a little bit of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''.
20th Jul '17 2:47:44 PM gjjones
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** Leonardo of the Hero Faction. He is established to have control of one of the most [[SuperPowerLottery overpowered]] Longinus' known to exist...[[spoiler:and yet, he suddenly loses off-screen, and ends up randomly becoming Shalba Beelzebub's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] henchman.]]
** The Old Satan faction. Katerea is quickly defeated by Azazel with only a self-sacrificed arm to show for her efforts, Cluzerei gets vaporized by Sirzechs a few minutes after his introduction, and Shalba is [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] by Issei twice, the first as a result of Juggernaut Drive and the second resulted in Issei's first kill [[spoiler:though Shalba manages a MutualKill through underhanded means.]]

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** Leonardo of the Hero Faction. He is established to have control of one of the most [[SuperPowerLottery overpowered]] Longinus' known to exist...[[spoiler:and and yet, he suddenly loses off-screen, and ends up randomly becoming Shalba Beelzebub's [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] henchman.]]
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** The Old Satan faction. Katerea is quickly defeated ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice by Azazel with only a self-sacrificed arm to show for her efforts, Cluzerei Creuserey gets vaporized obliterated into dust by Sirzechs a few minutes after his introduction, and Shalba is [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped]] by Issei twice, the first as a result of Juggernaut Drive and the second resulted in Issei's first kill [[spoiler:though though Shalba manages a MutualKill through underhanded means.]]



* WhatAnIdiot: Most people seeing Issei not being able to realize the girls' feelings towards him, though it's {{justified|Trope}} given [[spoiler:the psychological damage he received from his experience with Raynare]]. The real crown goes, though, to [[spoiler: the Two Heavenly Dragons (Ddraig and Albion), who decided during the great war to fight God, Satan and the leader of the Fallen Angels. They were quickly dismembered and the Sacred Gears - Boosted Gear and Divine Dividing - are what's left of them stored.]] It should be noted that in the last example [[spoiler:it was implied that the process of sealing the two dragons took everything the Three Factions had, may have contributed to the death of God, and left the warring sides too exhausted and spent to continue their war.]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: Most people seeing WhatAnIdiot:
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Issei not being able Hyoudou, who is unable to realize the girls' feelings towards him, though him. Though it's {{justified|Trope}} {{justified|Trope}}, given [[spoiler:the the psychological damage he received from his experience with Raynare]]. Raynare.
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The real crown goes, though, to [[spoiler: the Two Heavenly Dragons (Ddraig and Albion), who decided during the great war to fight God, Satan and the leader of the Fallen Angels. They were quickly dismembered and the Sacred Gears - Boosted Gear and Divine Dividing - are what's left of them stored.]] It should be noted that in the last example [[spoiler:it was implied that the process of sealing the two dragons took everything the Three Factions had, may have contributed to the death of God, and left the warring sides too exhausted and spent to continue their war.]]
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