* Volume 1: Asia's ressurection
* Volume 2: The entire scene between Rias and Issei after the EngagementChallenge.
* One that could only come from a ChivalrousPervert of Issei's caliber: when Sirzechs brings up the idea of using Gift on Rias' breasts, it keeps Issei up all night. Not fantasizing over the result, but puzzling over exactly what the enhancement would do. Or to put it another way, Issei already considers Rias so perfect he literally cannot think of a way to improve her.
* Volume 3: [[spoiler:Kiba's friends in the research facility all encouraged him to move on and live in the world for them.]]
* Volume 4:
** [[spoiler:Akeno reveals her true lineage to Issei, and fears that because of being a fallen angel he might start hating her. Issei quickly disproves her, saying that he still loves her in spite of all this. This leads to Akeno declaring her true feelings towards the pervert.]]
** [[spoiler:Issei asks the Archangel Michael ''himself'' (who now rules Heaven) if he can allow Asia and Xenovia (now Demons and therefore racial-enemies to Angels) to pray without pain, knowing how much they love God; a request that [[NiceGuy Michael graciously grants]].]]
--->"The Almighty Himself ''did'' believe in forgiveness and redemption; so I suppose exceptions to this outdated punishment is acceptable."
** Ise wasn't enraged at Vali's threat to halve the girls breast ''just'' because he likes them big. No. He was furious because he knew how bad Koneko's ACupAngst is, and how badly making her breasts shrink would traumatize her.
---> "You fiend! Koneko's already insecure about her small breasts. If you cut them in half, they'll disappear! Do you realize how much pain that will cause her?! I will never forgive you!"
* Volume 5: In the anime, [[spoiler:Akeno repairing her relationship with her father.]]
** [[spoiler:Koneko asking Issei to give her courage and Issei gives her encouragement and promises to stop her if her power overwhelms her.]]
** [[spoiler:Koneko sits on Issei's lap and makes a cat smile.]]
* Volume 6:
** [[spoiler:Asia declares her love for Issei, while giving him her first kiss.]]
** [[spoiler:After Asia is saved, Xenovia glomps her and begs Asia to never leave her alone again. To put this in perspective, three volumes ago, Xenovia was calling Asia a witch and a heretic, and threatening to kill her.]]
** This line from the anime after [[spoiler:Issei uses Dress Break to save Asia's life.]]
-->'''Koneko''': [[CatchPhrase You're the worst]]. [[spoiler:''(smiles)'' ...But you're also the best, Issei-senpai.]]
* Volume 7: [[spoiler:Akeno finally was able to accept and forgive her father for returning too late to save her and her mother in their time of need.]]
** Also from Volume 7, Azazel [[spoiler:silently to himself, thanks Issei for [[TheAtoner giving him redemption]].]]
** The part where Issei [[spoiler:[[ChivalrousPervert refuses to take advantage of Akeno and have sex with her]] despite her wanting him to, and all because he realized she was just doing it to forget the issue with her father.]] This practically multiplies her love for Issei and helps her get over her [[DarkandTroubledPast emotional baggage]] as well as fix, or at least begin to fix, her relationship with her dad.
** Issei, Vali, and Odin in one room with Odin mentioning that he's ''willing'' to bet on the new generation. Seeing as he was introduced as AGodAmI who laughs at the younger generation, this says something about him. Seeing an old man watching the younger generation grow up sure is heartwarming.
* DX 1: Abduction ERO, despite the great chance of having a unperverted Issei, the whole girls instead of finding this a blessing, they were all freaked out by the unpervert Issei, even finding him either wrong, sick, or sad to look at. Proving that despite how troublesome Issei can be as a pervert, the girls fell in love with with the perverted Issei and loved him the way he was. Even Koneko, who hated Issei perverted the most, try hitting his head several times to return him back to normal as she missed being looked at like a woman.
** In a way, without his perverted nature, Issei became the type of guy who talks about wanting world peace and act politely, it might be hinted that this might be what Issei truely is underneath without the need of his lustful nature.
* Volume 10: [[spoiler:All the other girls comfort Issei to get over his past trauma with fallen angel Raynare, and encourage him to confess to Rias.]]
** This was pointed out that, [[spoiler: the other girls despite loves Issei, wanted Issei to be with Rias because Issei truly loves her and wanted them to be happy. But this still doesn't stop them for being apart of his harem.]]
** Also in Volume 10, [[spoiler:Sairaorg's mom finally woke up after being in a coma for a long time.]]
** Not to mention, [[spoiler: Issei finally had the guts to tell Rias that he loves her, led to Rias crying with tears of joy and happily respond that she felt the same way.]]
* Volume 11: When [[TheTease Kuroka]] is messing with Issei and Koneko, [[{{Tsundere}} Ravel]] storms into the room. You would expect her to throw around some tsundere lines about Issei, but that isn't why she's here. Ravel walks up to Kuroka and ''threatens her to her face'' to make her stop teasing Koneko, or else. Kuroka backs down.
** Later, Kuroka gets one as well by TakingTheBullet for Koneko. Then her real backstory is revealed: [[CoolBigSis she killed her master and became an exile to protect Koneko.]] And finally, she basically begs Issei to continue watching over her little sister.
* Volume 12 has [[spoiler:Ophis finally happy to be with Issei after an ''entire'' lifetime of having no friends whatsoever.]]
** [[spoiler:Kiba gets to watch the television and it shows that the children are waiting for Issei to rescue them and believes in him. This makes Kiba [[ManlyTears break down into tears]] for Issei.]]
** [[spoiler:Issei may have died, but his will is still inside Rias' pawn chess pieces to the point one of said pieces becomes Ascalon and encourages Kiba to fight on. Then later on, everyone present had a piece of the pawn with Issei telling them to fight on as well.]]
** [[spoiler:Issei comforting the kids in their dreams that he will come and rescue them by drawing a circle in the air, point in the middle and sing the Oppai Dragon song. At first when he wakes up again, he thought that it was all just a dream until he hears the kids singing the Oppai Dragon song. Normally, he would be just displeased but this was the one time when he actually couldn't hold his tears back because he was able to bring smiles to kids even though the whole Underworld was attacked by the Khaos Brigade.]]
*** And the one that made this all possible was [[spoiler:Great Red who found both Issei and Ophis at the Dimension Gap.]]
* The reason why Tannin decided to become a dragon-devil: preserve the dying race of a certain dragon species.
* Volume 14: The prologue focuses on the fact that all of the girls have gotten much more attached to Ise after they thought [[spoiler:he died]]. And it isn't in a sexual way, they simply want to to be closer to him as much as possible, like they're trying to reassure themselves that he's still there.
** Also from Volume 14, Ravel's talk with Issei about how she knew he would rescue her, just like how he came to rescue Rias in Volume 2.
* Volume 16: [[spoiler: It doesn't matter for the group whether Gasper's NightmareFuel self is scary as hell, it's still the same Gasper who they knew and that won't ever change for them.]]
** Granted it was hilarious on how it came to be, but [[spoiler: both Ddraig and Albion finally reconcile after engaging in their own ForeverWar with each other.]]
* Issei and Ddraig reaffirming that both of them are VitriolicBestBuds in volume 17 when [[spoiler: Euclid offers Ddraig to side with him with the intention to unleash his full power. Ddraig lists a lot of frustrations about Issei with the latter snarking, but already knows what Ddraig's answer is.]]
* Volume 18 has an Issei and Irina moment where after hearing of a tragic story of what happened to Kuoh town before Rias became the presiding devil, [[spoiler: Issei reaffirms that the two of them are childhood friends and that nothing will separate them.]]
** And earlier in the novel, Issei and Irina reminisce about their childhood [[spoiler: and they almost managed to go all the way if not for the rest of the girls in the house [[MomentKiller killing the moment]] as usual.]] For all the (lighthearted) jabs at being Issei's "self-proclaimed childhood friend", it goes to show that Issei really does see Irina as his childhood friend.
* [[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=High_School_DxD:Dragon_Magazine_2013-01 Rias and Issei saying 25 things they like about each other.]] That is all.
* Volume 20: Rizevim forces Issei to drink dragon's blood, making him transform [[BrokenMasquerade in front of his parents]]. [[spoiler: His parents don't care, recognizing first his voice, then the way he hugs them back, no matter if he's 8 feet tall and armored.]]
** The next volume builds on this, [[spoiler:Issei's parents completely accept his lifestyle as a Devil, to the point of attending his High-Rank promotion ceremony in person - an event which takes place in ''Hell''.]]
* On the special volume called EX, [[spoiler: set in the future. Despite the Team EX (Issei future children) hold no resemble their father appearance or barely at home, they did inherit his will to fight and protect their family members.]]
** Even sweeter that despite [[spoiler: all of them came from different mothers, possibly some being a bastard child,]] the team still see each other as true brothers and sisters.
** Even if it wasn't shown on screen, [[spoiler: but imagine the pure joy Issei's parent face in the future when their dream of having grandkids came true. Instead of ten, but twenty grandchild to play with. Even Airi point out that their grandfather come and eat dinner with them from time to time.]]
** Despite how, [[spoiler: busy Issei became in the future due to his job and hero duty, Issei will still rush to protect his loved one...unfortunately that each of his harem live in different parts of the world, while saving five of them, he couldn't save Asia on time.]]
** [[spoiler: Future Gasper told Ex that Issei has a reason for not always being around much, showing that despite how many years have passed or how strong and matured Gasper became, he still show high respect and friendship with Issei for many years. Even still seeing him as his senpai. Another extra point for Gasper to stop wearing girl outfits, showing how much he grown as a man.]]
** Ex [[spoiler: coming into terms with his father in the past, realizing that he does care about his family and has reasons for not coming on time.]]
** Rias [[spoiler: not only married the love of her life, but became the head of her clan...for a quite while and went on to do something she loved to do, Rating Games. Showing that despite the game in the present revealed to be corrupted, was fixed up in the future.]]
** Hell, everyone [[spoiler: in the harem either married or became lovers with Issei. Even though he isn't always around all the time like they wanted, they still remain his lovers and had children with him.]]
** Even during a war against gods, [[spoiler: Issei remain his bright, but goofy self during all those years. Showing that no matter what bad things happen in the future, it didn't effect Issei in a negative way and remain the hero of the Underworld.]]