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** In volume three, he gives and epic ShutUpHannibal at Kokabiel when the latter tries tempting him to join the fallen angels. Too bad his rival stole the spotlight for defeating Kokabiel.

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** In volume three, he gives and an epic ShutUpHannibal at Kokabiel when the latter tries tempting him to join the fallen angels. Too bad his rival stole the spotlight for defeating Kokabiel.


* Sirzechs ''[[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] [[TheHero Issei]] in their mock battle!'' And this was when he could afford to do some silly poses in a silly SuperSentai suit!

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* Sirzechs ''[[CurbStompBattle curb stomping]] [[TheHero Issei]] in their mock battle!'' And this was when he could afford to do some silly poses in a silly SuperSentai Franchise/SuperSentai suit!


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** Holy lightning ''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]]''.

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** %%** Holy lightning ''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]]''.



* ''Brutally killing'' Marius Tepes in volume 16. To say he was pissed of what he did to Valerie is an understatement.

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* %%* ''Brutally killing'' Marius Tepes in volume 16. To say he was pissed of what he did to Valerie is an understatement.



* Using a combination of [[DualWielding Durandal and Ascalon]], she kills two of Diodora's Rooks via ''PillarOfLight''.

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* %%* Using a combination of [[DualWielding Durandal and Ascalon]], she kills two of Diodora's Rooks via ''PillarOfLight''.



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! This page contains unmarked spoilers for volumes 1 through 12. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned!

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*** He fights off his predecessors MadnessMantra to activate [[spoiler:Juggernaut Drive]] by ''making up'' a BadassCreed on the spot.

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*** He fights off his predecessors MadnessMantra to activate [[spoiler:Juggernaut Drive]] Juggernaut Drive by ''making up'' a BadassCreed on the spot.



** In Volume 14, he borrowed a page of awesome from [[Manga/OnePiece Luffy.]] Specifically by [[spoiler: making his right hand turn into a dragon by extending it and punches a magician who has a high level barrier with ease.]]

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** In Volume 14, he borrowed a page of awesome from [[Manga/OnePiece Luffy.]] Specifically by [[spoiler: making his right hand turn into a dragon by extending it and punches a magician who has a high level barrier with ease.]]



** Volume 17 gives us [[spoiler: Issei's full powered AttackDrones by combining both Red and White wyvern powers and manages to corner Euclid with it.]]
** And then he finishes the battle by using his wyverns to externally boost his power in order to use [[spoiler: Longinus Smasher]].
** After getting some sprinkles of badassery in volume 16 and 17, his new ability, Penetrate, more than makes up for it. [[spoiler: He ''literally beats the crap out of Rizevim who can't nullify Penetrate'']].
** Volume 20. [[spoiler: Nidhoggr didn't even stand a chance at the brutal beatdown he gave him.]]
*** And then later, [[spoiler: his parent's acceptance of the fact that he's a dragon and a devil allows up to finally unleash Ophis's infinite power and unlock his ultimate form: Diabolos Dragon. He then proceeds to deliver a long-awaited CurbStompBattle against Rizevim.]]
** Volume 21. [[spoiler: Despite the risk of dying, he uses Diabolos Dragon a second time to fight against Apophis, finishing him off with his new form's Infinity Blaster, followed immediately by a Longinus Smasher.]]
*** And immediately afterwards, [[spoiler: he teams up with Sirzechs in order to fight Trihexa's core.]]
** The ''EX'' sidestory [[spoiler: has [[FutureBadass 30 years later Issei]] showing up ''as a dragon!'' He first shows up using the mechanical arm of a being that is equivalent of a god to ''pick his nose''. He then ''one-shots'' a battleship god and its entire armada.]]

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** Volume 17 gives us [[spoiler: Issei's full powered AttackDrones by combining both Red and White wyvern powers and manages to corner Euclid with it.]]
it.
** And then he finishes the battle by using his wyverns to externally boost his power in order to use [[spoiler: Longinus Smasher]].
Smasher.
** After getting some sprinkles of badassery in volume 16 and 17, his new ability, Penetrate, more than makes up for it. [[spoiler: He ''literally beats the crap out of Rizevim who can't nullify Penetrate'']].
Penetrate''.
** Volume 20. [[spoiler: 20:
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Nidhoggr didn't even stand a chance at the brutal beatdown he gave him.]]
him.
*** And then later, [[spoiler: his parent's parents' acceptance of the fact that he's a dragon and a devil allows up to finally unleash Ophis's infinite power and unlock his ultimate form: Diabolos Dragon. He then proceeds to deliver a long-awaited CurbStompBattle against Rizevim.]]
Rizevim.
** Volume 21. [[spoiler: Despite the risk of dying, he uses Diabolos Dragon a second time to fight against Apophis, finishing him off with his new form's Infinity Blaster, followed immediately by a Longinus Smasher.]]
Smasher.
*** And immediately afterwards, [[spoiler: afterwards, he teams up with Sirzechs in order to fight Trihexa's core.]]
core.
** The ''EX'' sidestory [[spoiler: has [[FutureBadass 30 years later Issei]] showing up ''as a dragon!'' He first shows up using the mechanical arm of a being that is equivalent of a god to ''pick his nose''. He then ''one-shots'' a battleship god and its entire armada.]]



* In the EX sidestory, Issei was absent from the plot, made especially odd since the enemy targeted [[spoiler:Asia]], his biggest BerserkButton. Then he shows up at the end and reveals he [[spoiler:[[OneManArmy single-handedly slaughtered all of the other God-class enemies in the enemy faction]] while his children and past self were busy with ''one''.]]
** [[RuleOfCool And for no particular reason]], he does all this as [[spoiler: ''a fifty foot long dragon.'']]

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* In the EX sidestory, Issei was absent from the plot, made especially odd since the enemy targeted [[spoiler:Asia]], Asia, his biggest BerserkButton. RelativeButton. Then he shows up at the end and reveals he [[spoiler:[[OneManArmy [[OneManArmy single-handedly slaughtered all of the other God-class enemies in the enemy faction]] faction while his children and past self were busy with ''one''.]]
''one''.
** [[RuleOfCool And for no particular reason]], he does all this as [[spoiler: ''a fifty foot long dragon.'']]
''



* Gains an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome in volume 12 [[spoiler:while using Issei's rampage as a giant man in an armor, he rescues the kids who are held captive by Jeanne.]]

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* Gains an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome in volume 12 [[spoiler:while while using Issei's rampage as a giant man in an armor, he rescues the kids who are held captive by Jeanne.]]



** [[spoiler:She destroys everything but ''half of Grendel's face'' in volume 16! Grendel gets one for ''surviving that''.]]

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** [[spoiler:She She destroys everything but ''half of Grendel's face'' in volume 16! Grendel gets one for ''surviving that''.]]



* In Volume 20, [[spoiler: Rizevim realizes he's hopelessly outmatched against Issei's new Diabolos Dragon form, and tries attack his family instead. Asia has none of this and activates Balance Breaker, which turns her into a BarrierWarrior who can block Rezevim's most powerful attacks, allowing Issei to continue the beatdown on him.]]

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* In Volume 20, [[spoiler: Rizevim realizes he's hopelessly outmatched against Issei's new Diabolos Dragon form, and tries attack his family instead. Asia has none of this and activates Balance Breaker, which turns her into a BarrierWarrior who can block Rezevim's most powerful attacks, allowing Issei to continue the beatdown on him.]]
him.



* Azazel's entire quote in volume 20 when [[spoiler: the group is about to launch an operation to rescue Issei's parents]]:

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* Azazel's entire quote in volume 20 when [[spoiler: the group is about to launch an operation to rescue Issei's parents]]:parents:



* ''Brutally killing'' [[spoiler: Marius Tepes in volume 16. To say he was pissed of what he did to Valerie is an understatement.]]

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* ''Brutally killing'' [[spoiler: Marius Tepes in volume 16. To say he was pissed of what he did to Valerie is an understatement.]]
understatement.



* She gets one in volume 16 [[spoiler: after activating [[SuperMode Shirone mode]], and starts ''annihilating vampires'' who literally could not be killed thanks to the power of the Life Grail. She doesn't even need to attack; she just needs to touch them and they get burned.]]

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* She gets one in volume 16 [[spoiler: after activating [[SuperMode Shirone mode]], and starts ''annihilating vampires'' who literally could not be killed thanks to the power of the Life Grail. She doesn't even need to attack; she just needs to touch them and they get burned.]]
burned.



* Any match versus Sairaorg will almost always end in a CurbStompBattle. This includes [[spoiler:the successor of Glasya-Labolas, Kiba-Rossweiss-Xenovia team up (though Kiba did get to cut his arm but got regenerated thanks to a Phoenix tear), and Heracles.]] It's always awesome.
* Vali's Juggernaut [[spoiler:Over]]Drive. ''Biggest'' {{HSQ}} form he's ever pulled off. [[spoiler:Pluto, who could fight Azazel evenly, gets ''curb-stomped'' by getting himself divided into nothingness.]]

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* Any match versus Sairaorg will almost always end in a CurbStompBattle. This includes [[spoiler:the the successor of Glasya-Labolas, Kiba-Rossweiss-Xenovia team up (though Kiba did get to cut his arm but got regenerated thanks to a Phoenix tear), and Heracles.]] Heracles. It's always awesome.
* Vali's Juggernaut [[spoiler:Over]]Drive.OverDrive. ''Biggest'' {{HSQ}} form he's ever pulled off. [[spoiler:Pluto, Pluto, who could fight Azazel evenly, gets ''curb-stomped'' by getting himself divided into nothingness.]]



* Grendel gets one when he [[spoiler: ''survives'' an Ascalon-powered CCD equipped Issei punch!]] However it's implied that he had something to even survive it in the first place.

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* Grendel gets one when he [[spoiler: ''survives'' an Ascalon-powered CCD equipped Issei punch!]] punch! However it's implied that he had something to even survive it in the first place.



** [[spoiler: ''Personally'' drove the vampires to near extinction.]]
** [[spoiler: ''[[NoSell No Sold]]'' every single [[SuperpowerLottery Sacred Gear]]. That means, no CCQ Issei, no Juggernaut Overdrive Vali, no crazy attacks from Gasper's Balor.]]
** [[spoiler: Wants to challenge ''both Great Red and Chichigami''. By releasing the powerful ''[[NumberOfTheBeast 666 Beast]]''.]]
* The reason why [[spoiler: GodIsDead in this series. He had a ''DyingMomentOfAwesome'' by sealing [[NumberOfTheBeast 666 Beast]], a being on par with ''Great Red'', ''then'' fought while exhausted and ''still managed'' to gain the upper hand in the war till he died.]]

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** [[spoiler: ''Personally'' drove the vampires to near extinction.]]
extinction.
** [[spoiler: ''[[NoSell No Sold]]'' every single [[SuperpowerLottery Sacred Gear]]. That means, no CCQ Issei, no Juggernaut Overdrive Vali, no crazy attacks from Gasper's Balor.]]
** [[spoiler:
Balor.
**
Wants to challenge ''both Great Red and Chichigami''. By releasing the powerful ''[[NumberOfTheBeast 666 Beast]]''.]]
Beast]]''.
* The reason why [[spoiler: GodIsDead in this series. He had a ''DyingMomentOfAwesome'' by sealing [[NumberOfTheBeast 666 Beast]], a being on par with ''Great Red'', ''then'' fought while exhausted and ''still managed'' to gain the upper hand in the war till he died.]]



* I have three words for you: ''[[spoiler: Malebolge Vritra Promotion]]''.

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* I have three words for you: ''[[spoiler: Malebolge ''Malebolge Vritra Promotion]]''.Promotion''.



* Belial's entire [[ThePlan plan]] [[spoiler: as payback to Rizevim and to avenge his cousin.]]

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* Belial's entire [[ThePlan plan]] [[spoiler: as payback to Rizevim and to avenge his cousin.]]


** [[She destroys everything but ''half of Grendel's face'' in volume 16! Grendel gets one for ''surviving that''.]]

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** [[She [[spoiler:She destroys everything but ''half of Grendel's face'' in volume 16! Grendel gets one for ''surviving that''.]]


* Fafnir (the panty-sniffing pervert dragon) is very fond of Asia. So much so, in fact, that when Rizevim slaps her, he attacks him in anger. Between the fireballs and vomiting [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gate of Babylon]] style attacks at Rizeviem, he gets taken out by Lilith. This apparently puts him in a coma. Except not. Fafnir had instead invaded Rizevim's dreams, murdering him over and over again in nightmares and turning him from a Joker-esque InvincibleVillain to a desperate old man. Who he [[EatenAlive eats alive]] immediately upon returning to the physical world. [[KarmicDeath Can't get more karmic than that]].

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* Fafnir (the panty-sniffing underwear-sniffing pervert dragon) is very fond of Asia. So much so, in fact, that when Rizevim slaps her, he attacks him in anger. Between the fireballs and vomiting [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gate of Babylon]] style attacks at Rizeviem, he gets taken out by Lilith. This apparently puts him in a coma. Except not. Fafnir had instead invaded Rizevim's dreams, murdering him over and over again in nightmares and turning him from a Joker-esque InvincibleVillain to a desperate old man. Who Rizevim has a total "Oh God, I'm dead" moment when he gets [[EatenAlive eats eating alive]] immediately upon returning after Fafnir returns to the physical world. [[KarmicDeath Can't get more karmic than that]].


[[LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD This series]] more or less runs on RuleOfCool, features [[WorldOfBadass some of the most badass characters you'll see in a light novel]], [[CoolVersusAwesome angels, fallen angels, devils and other mythology beings all clashing against each other]], and what have you. Pack yourself a sandwich, you'll be here for a while.

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[[LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD This series]] more or less runs on RuleOfCool, features [[WorldOfBadass some of the most badass characters you'll see in a light novel]], [[CoolVersusAwesome angels, fallen angels, devils and other mythology beings all clashing against each other]], and what have you. [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife Pack yourself a sandwich, you'll be here for a while.
while.]]


! This page contains unmarked spoilers for volumes 1 through 12. YouHaveBeenWarned!

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! This page contains unmarked spoilers for volumes 1 through 12. YouHaveBeenWarned!
Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned!


** In volume nine, the party is losing to the Hero Faction, and Kunou's mom is about to be used to summon Great Red. Then Issei activates [[GameBreaker Illegal Move Trident]] for the first time, and nearly kills Cao Cao with the first three forms. And when Cao Cao and the others retreat from Issei and the absurdly powerful Son Wukong, Issei shoots Cao Cao [[BoomHeadshot in the eye.]]

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** In volume nine, the party is losing to the Hero Faction, and Kunou's mom mom, Yasaka, is about to be used to summon Great Red. Then Issei activates [[GameBreaker Illegal Move Trident]] for the first time, and nearly kills Cao Cao with the first three forms. And when Cao Cao and the others retreat from Issei and the absurdly powerful Son Wukong, Issei shoots Cao Cao [[BoomHeadshot in the eye.]]


** Defeating Raynare- this time though, doing a DestinationDefenestration in the process.

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** Defeating Raynare- Raynare -- this time though, doing a DestinationDefenestration in the process.



* Even the 'Boost' ability gets insane, light novels or anime, when you realize just how much doubling your power when Issei does it ''over and over'' '''really is'''. Issei's first fight against Vali ultimately has him Boost over 35 times in a row as stated above - an impressive feat equaling ''34.3 BILLION times his normal power.''

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* Even the 'Boost' ability gets insane, light novels or anime, when you realize just how much doubling your power when Issei does it ''over and over'' '''really is'''. Issei's first fight against Vali ultimately has him Boost over 35 times in a row as stated above - an impressive feat equaling ''34.3 BILLION billion times his normal power.''



** In the first volume, she kills three fallen angels. [[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome OFF SCREEN.]]

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** In the first volume, she kills three fallen angels. [[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome OFF SCREEN.]]''[[OffScreenMomentOfAwesome Off screen.]]''



** [[She destroys everything BUT ''half of Grendel's face'' in volume 16! Grendel gets one for ''surviving that''.]]

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** [[She destroys everything BUT but ''half of Grendel's face'' in volume 16! Grendel gets one for ''surviving that''.]]



* Issei's mom walks up to Belial (the strongest non-Maou devil who beat the crap out of Issei moments ago) and ''bitchslaps'' him across the face for what he put Ise through.
* Fafnir (the panty-sniffing pervert dragon) is very fond of Asia. So much so, in fact, that when Rizevim slaps her, he attacks him in anger. Between the fireballs and vomiting [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gate of Babylon]] style attacks at Rizeviem, he gets taken out by Lilith. This apparently puts him in a coma. Except not. Fafnir had instead invaded Rizevim's dreams, murdering him over and over again in nightmares and turning him from a Joker-esque InvincibleVillain to a tired and scared old man. Who he [[EatenAlive eats alive]] immediately upon returning to the physical world. [[KarmicDeath Can't get more karmic than that]].

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* Issei's mom walks up to Belial (the strongest non-Maou devil who beat the crap out of Issei moments ago) and ''bitchslaps'' him across the face for what he put Ise Issei through.
* Fafnir (the panty-sniffing pervert dragon) is very fond of Asia. So much so, in fact, that when Rizevim slaps her, he attacks him in anger. Between the fireballs and vomiting [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gate of Babylon]] style attacks at Rizeviem, he gets taken out by Lilith. This apparently puts him in a coma. Except not. Fafnir had instead invaded Rizevim's dreams, murdering him over and over again in nightmares and turning him from a Joker-esque InvincibleVillain to a tired and scared desperate old man. Who he [[EatenAlive eats alive]] immediately upon returning to the physical world. [[KarmicDeath Can't get more karmic than that]].


-->'''Issei:''' Your barrier is nothing compared to Vali's, ''pathetic weakling.''

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-->'''Issei:''' Your barrier is nothing compared I don't care what happens to Vali's, ''pathetic weakling.''me, '''NO ONE MAKES ASIA CRY!'''


** In the seventh volume, he gets ''Mjolnir!'' And he uses it to bash Loki with the combined power of the recently-resolved father-daughter-problem when they cast lightning on Mjolnir.

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** In the seventh volume, he gets ''Mjolnir!'' ''Mjölnir!'' And he uses it to bash Loki with the combined power of the recently-resolved father-daughter-problem when they cast lightning on Mjolnir.Mjölnir.


! This page contains unmarked spoilers for volumes 1 through 12. YouHaveBeenWarned!



** In volume three, he gives and epic ShutUpHannibal at Kokabiel when the latter tries tempting him to join the fallen angels. [[spoiler:Too bad his rival stole the spotlight for defeating Kokabiel.]]

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** In volume three, he gives and epic ShutUpHannibal at Kokabiel when the latter tries tempting him to join the fallen angels. [[spoiler:Too Too bad his rival stole the spotlight for defeating Kokabiel.]]



** The fourth one gets him to curb-stomp his rival in the series when the latter pushes his BerserkButton. Though it was obvious that Vali was definitely holding back against him.

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** The fourth one gets him to curb-stomp his rival in the series anger when the latter pushes his BerserkButton. Though it was obvious that Vali was definitely holding back against him.



*** Issei [[spoiler:absolutely ''destroying'' Diodora Astaroth]] after exploding in a fit of anger when the latter threatens to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape Asia]], and then [[spoiler:saving Asia from being killed to nuke the leaders of all three factions by using Dress Break]].
*** [[spoiler:Shalba teleports Asia to the Dimensional Gap, where she will surely die.]] Issei's response to this? Activating Juggernaut Drive (an ability that literally transforms the user into an unstoppable dragon form) for the first time in the series. Even more impressive is that this isn't even the complete transformation.
** In the seventh volume, he gets [[spoiler:''Mjolnir!'' And he uses it to bash Loki with the combined power of the recently-resolved father-daughter-problem when they cast lightning on Mjolnir.]]
** In volume nine, the party is losing to the Hero Faction, and Kunou's mom is about to be used to summon Great Red. [[spoiler: Then Issei activates [[GameBreaker Illegal Move Trident]] for the first time, and nearly kills Cao Cao with the first three forms. And when Cao Cao and the others retreat from Issei and the absurdly powerful Son Wukong, Issei shoots Cao Cao [[BoomHeadshot in the eye.]] ]]
** Volume 10: [[spoiler:''[[EmpoweredBadassNormal Illegal Trident Cardinal Crimson Queen Issei]] [[CoolVersusAwesome Versus]] [[BadassNormal Regulus Nemea-equipped Sairaorg.]]'']] Probably the most {{HSQ}} fight of the entire series, comparable to the [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negi VS Rakan fight]].
*** To put this into perspective, [[WordOfGod the author]] was ''itching to write this fight.''
*** Can't forget how he fights off his predecessors MadnessMantra to activate [[spoiler:Juggernaut Drive]] by ''making up'' a BadassCreed on the spot..
*** Before that, there was Issei's... [[CurbStompBattle fight]]... with Kuisha Abaddon. He was already mad about seeing his comrades lose, and she decided [[SmugSnake taunting him]] was a [[WhatAnIdiot good idea]]. The fight was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. Sairaorg didn't even give Kuisha a chance, he recalled her because he realized the instant Issei reached her she would ''DIE''.
** Volume 11: [[spoiler: His second CurbStompBattle against Shalba Beelzebub, and also delivering a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech a speech]] that utterly gives Shalba a VillainousBreakdown]].
** Volume 12: [[spoiler:He becomes ''Series/{{Ultraman}} huge'' when he comes BackFromTheDead and proceeds to wipe out the most powerful Annihilation Maker's monster, the same monster that ''ultimate-class devils'' couldn't even ''scratch'' at all. And the only he needed assistance from Grayfia and the rest of the Lucifer team to lift it up so he can blast it out of the way is so that there wouldn't be any ''casualties''.]]
*** [[spoiler: Although his own powers had nothing to do with it, as he was borrowing from Great Red. More of an awesome moment for Great Red really.]]
** [[spoiler: How he defeats Cao Cao is the same way [[CallBack how he defeats Riser]]. Not by power, but by using his brain for a bit. He baits him by telling him as to what he has in his hands (the Switch Princess doll that apparently can fire off its breasts like a toy gun), loads a bullet he found at the Dimension Gap, and fires it at Cao Cao. The latter easily slices off the bullet unaware that there was some sort of liquid inside of it. [[BatmanGambit Turns out, said liquid was Samael's blood that Issei had when he tasted it from Shalba's arrow.]]]]
** How he curb stomps Jeanne after injecting herself ''a second Chaos Break'' injection when one was already dangerous but makes her even more powerful. [[spoiler: Just apply the good ol' Dress Break on her and ''her entire armor shatters'' and blasts her with one his attacks. And this is where ''he's just a resurrected humanoid dragon ''without his evil pawn pieces''.]]

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*** Issei [[spoiler:absolutely absolutely ''destroying'' Diodora Astaroth]] Astaroth after exploding in a fit of anger when the latter threatens to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape Asia]], and then [[spoiler:saving saving Asia from being killed to nuke the leaders of all three factions by using Dress Break]].
Break.
*** [[spoiler:Shalba Shalba teleports Asia to the Dimensional Gap, where she will surely die.]] die. Issei's response to this? Activating Juggernaut Drive (an ability that literally transforms the user into an unstoppable dragon form) for the first time in the series. Even more impressive is that this isn't even the complete transformation.
** In the seventh volume, he gets [[spoiler:''Mjolnir!'' ''Mjolnir!'' And he uses it to bash Loki with the combined power of the recently-resolved father-daughter-problem when they cast lightning on Mjolnir.]]
Mjolnir.
** In volume nine, the party is losing to the Hero Faction, and Kunou's mom is about to be used to summon Great Red. [[spoiler: Then Issei activates [[GameBreaker Illegal Move Trident]] for the first time, and nearly kills Cao Cao with the first three forms. And when Cao Cao and the others retreat from Issei and the absurdly powerful Son Wukong, Issei shoots Cao Cao [[BoomHeadshot in the eye.]] ]]
** Volume 10: [[spoiler:''[[EmpoweredBadassNormal ''[[EmpoweredBadassNormal Illegal Trident Cardinal Crimson Queen Issei]] [[CoolVersusAwesome Versus]] [[BadassNormal Regulus Nemea-equipped Sairaorg.]]'']] ]]'' Probably the most {{HSQ}} fight of the entire series, comparable to the [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Negi VS Rakan fight]].
*** To put this into perspective, [[WordOfGod the author]] Ichiei Ishibumi]] was ''itching to write this fight.''
*** Can't forget how he He fights off his predecessors MadnessMantra to activate [[spoiler:Juggernaut Drive]] by ''making up'' a BadassCreed on the spot..
spot.
*** Before that, there was Issei's... [[CurbStompBattle fight]]... with Kuisha Abaddon. He was already mad about seeing his comrades lose, and she decided [[SmugSnake taunting him]] was a [[WhatAnIdiot [[IdiotBall good idea]]. The fight was a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment. Sairaorg didn't even give Kuisha a chance, he recalled her because he realized the instant Issei reached her she would ''DIE''.
** Volume 11: [[spoiler: His second CurbStompBattle against Shalba Beelzebub, and also delivering a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech a speech]] ReasonYouSuckSpeech that utterly gives Shalba a VillainousBreakdown]].
VillainousBreakdown.
** Volume 12: [[spoiler:He He becomes ''Series/{{Ultraman}} huge'' when he comes BackFromTheDead and proceeds to wipe out the most powerful Annihilation Maker's monster, the same monster that ''ultimate-class devils'' couldn't even ''scratch'' at all. And the only he needed assistance from Grayfia and the rest of the Lucifer team to lift it up so he can blast it out of the way is so that there wouldn't be any ''casualties''.]]
''casualties''.
*** [[spoiler: Although his own powers had nothing to do with it, as he was borrowing from Great Red. More of an awesome moment for Great Red really.]]
really.
** [[spoiler: How he defeats Cao Cao is the same way [[CallBack how he defeats Riser]]. Not by power, but by using his brain for a bit. He baits him by telling him as to what he has in his hands (the Switch Princess doll that apparently can fire off its breasts like a toy gun), loads a bullet he found at the Dimension Gap, and fires it at Cao Cao. The latter easily slices off the bullet unaware that there was some sort of liquid inside of it. [[BatmanGambit Turns out, said liquid was Samael's blood that Issei had when he tasted it from Shalba's arrow.]]]]
]]
** How he curb stomps Jeanne after injecting herself ''a second Chaos Break'' injection when one was already dangerous but makes her even more powerful. [[spoiler: Just apply the good ol' Dress Break on her and ''her entire armor shatters'' and blasts her with one his attacks. And this is where ''he's just a resurrected humanoid dragon ''without his evil pawn pieces''.]]



** [[spoiler:Befriending ''and'' becoming the son of both Great Red ''and'' Ophis, ''two of the strongest beings of the entire series'' counts as this.]]

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** [[spoiler:Befriending Befriending ''and'' becoming the son of both Great Red ''and'' Ophis, ''two of the strongest beings of the entire series'' counts as this.]]



** Defeating Reynare, of course - this time though, throwing her through a window in the process.

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** Defeating Reynare, of course - Raynare- this time though, throwing her through doing a window DestinationDefenestration in the process.



*** The ''entire'' TransformationSequence could count as an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOB5whBRFaY&feature=related awesome moment for the studio.]] It must be seen to be believed.

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*** The ''entire'' TransformationSequence could count as an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOB5whBRFaY&feature=related awesome moment for the studio.TNK.]] It must be seen to be believed.



** The sheer CatharsisFactor of Issei's NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Diodora in the anime - Issei gut-punches him hard enough to [[BloodFromTheMouth cough up blood]], smashes his face in, Boosts himself roughly ''thirty times'' to overcome a barrier and uppercut him into the ceiling, and adds ''another twenty'' Boosts onto that for their final 'struggle'. Said struggle being Dragon Shot vs everything Diodora had... Dragon Shot pierced through in a ''millisecond, destroyed the wall inches from his face, and leveled a mountain-sized landmark in the process.''

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** The sheer CatharsisFactor of Issei's NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Diodora in the anime - the enraged Issei gut-punches him hard enough to [[BloodFromTheMouth cough up blood]], smashes his face in, Boosts himself roughly ''thirty times'' to overcome a barrier and uppercut him into the ceiling, and adds ''another twenty'' Boosts onto that for their final 'struggle'. Said struggle being Dragon Shot vs everything Diodora had... Dragon Shot pierced through in a ''millisecond, destroyed the wall inches from his face, and leveled a mountain-sized landmark in the process.''



** He [[CurbStompBattle one-shots]] [[spoiler:Freed, turned into a chimera, in Volume 6 ''then'' impales his head without hesitation.]] Issei notes even he was jealous of Kiba's cool moment.
* Defeats Siegfried in their second match by [[spoiler:disguising himself as one of his [[MesACrowd clones]] charging towards Siegfried.]]

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** He [[CurbStompBattle one-shots]] [[spoiler:Freed, Freed, turned into a chimera, in Volume 6 ''then'' impales his head without hesitation.]] hesitation. Issei notes even he was jealous of Kiba's cool moment.
* Defeats Siegfried in their second match by [[spoiler:disguising disguising himself as one of his [[MesACrowd clones]] charging towards Siegfried.]]



* In the anime, during his fight with Kokabiel, he uses dual swords that the Fallen Angel blocks, mocking him about how weak he is. Kiba claims [[BadassBoast he's not done yet and produces a third sword]], ''and uses it with his'' '''teeth''', managing to make him bleed. For the dub, the moment is similarly awesome with Kokabiel taunting him 'Give up yet?', and Kiba responds with ''[[{{Determinator}} Never!]]'' before cutting the Fallen Angel.

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* In the anime, during his fight with Kokabiel, he uses dual swords that the Fallen Angel blocks, mocking him about how weak he is. Kiba claims [[BadassBoast he's not done yet and produces a third sword]], ''and uses it with his'' '''teeth''', managing to make him bleed. For the dub, the moment is similarly awesome with Kokabiel taunting him 'Give up yet?', and Kiba responds with ''[[{{Determinator}} ''[[BigNever Never!]]'' before cutting the Fallen Angel.



** In vol. 6, she and Akeno get in an argument over [[spoiler:who gets a date with Issei.]] When the enemy tries to interrupt, the girls deliver a twin OffHandBackHand for their troubles, taking out all three of the attackers at once.
** [[spoiler: She destroys everything BUT ''half of Grendel's face'' in volume 16! Grendel gets one for ''surviving that''.]]

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** In vol. volume 6, she and Akeno get in an argument over [[spoiler:who who gets a date with Issei.]] Issei. When the enemy tries to interrupt, the girls deliver a twin OffHandBackHand for their troubles, taking out all three of the attackers at once.
** [[spoiler: She [[She destroys everything BUT ''half of Grendel's face'' in volume 16! Grendel gets one for ''surviving that''.]]



* She normally stays pretty calm, regardless of the situation, but when [[{{Jerkass}} Diodora]] insults Issei, she slaps him across the face.

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* She normally stays pretty calm, regardless of the situation, but when [[{{Jerkass}} [[BigBad Diodora]] insults Issei, she [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps him across the face.face]].



** Another one is her [[spoiler:CombinationAttack with her recently-forgiven father against Loki]].
** Holy lightning ''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]]''. [[{{HSQ}} That is all.]]

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** Another one is her [[spoiler:CombinationAttack CombinationAttack with her recently-forgiven father against Loki]].
Loki.
** Holy lightning ''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragons]]''. [[{{HSQ}} That is all.]]
dragons]]''.



** In volume 4, Katerea has his arm wrapped around in tentacles and will blow him up if he doesn't get rid of it. The problem is that the tentacles themselves are invulnerable to damage. So what does he do? He ''rips out his arm'' and impales Katerea with his spear.

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** In volume 4, Katerea has his arm wrapped around in tentacles and will blow him up if he doesn't get rid of it. The problem is that the tentacles themselves are invulnerable to damage. So what does he do? He ''rips out his arm'' and impales causes Katerea with his spear.to get ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice.



** Going one-on-one against [[spoiler:[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Pluto]], ''the ultimate grim reaper''. Yes, [[CoolVersusAwesome a fallen angel versus a grim reaper]].]]

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** Going one-on-one against [[spoiler:[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Pluto]], ''the ultimate grim reaper''. Yes, [[CoolVersusAwesome a fallen angel versus a grim reaper]].]]



* In Volume 12, [[spoiler: he got pissed so badly at Georg when he was told that Issei died that he ''devoured all of Georg's mists''.]]

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* In Volume 12, [[spoiler: he got pissed so badly at once Georg when he was told tells Gasper that Issei died that died, he ''devoured ''devours all of Georg's mists''.]]mists'' in anger.



* Sona almost ''winning'' against Rias in their Rating Game when she takes advantage of the rules stacked against the Gremory group in her favor. She almost could've won too if it weren't for [[SpannerInTheWorks Issei's new ability]] [[spoiler:[[HearingVoices Bilingual]]]].

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* Sona almost ''winning'' against Rias in their Rating Game when she takes advantage of the rules stacked against the Gremory group in her favor. She almost could've won too if it weren't for [[SpannerInTheWorks Issei's new ability]] [[spoiler:[[HearingVoices Bilingual]]]].[[HearingVoices Bilingual]].



* He may be a villain at this point, but [[spoiler:Cao Cao going OneManArmy against ''an entire crew of angels, fallen angels, and devils while protecting both Georg and Samael'' counts as one. Take note, ''[[BadassNormal he's just a human being.]]'' And he was winning!]]
* Sirzechs in Volume 12. Oh boy, [[spoiler: making ''a god'' '''''cower in fear of him.''''' And it was ''freaking Hades too!'']]
** His pal, Ajuka, also gets to be awesome in this volume and proving why he's TheRival to Sirzechs. [[spoiler:He defeats ''all of the Old Satan Faction devils Siegfried was accompanying '''while sitting down in his chair.''''']]

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* He may be a villain at this point, but [[spoiler:Cao Cao Cao going OneManArmy against ''an entire crew of angels, fallen angels, and devils while protecting both Georg and Samael'' counts as one. Take note, ''[[BadassNormal he's just a human being.]]'' And he was winning!]]
winning!
* Sirzechs in Volume 12. Oh boy, [[spoiler: making ''a god'' '''''cower in fear of him.''''' And it was ''freaking Hades too!'']]
too!''
** His pal, Ajuka, also gets to be awesome in this volume and proving why he's TheRival to Sirzechs. [[spoiler:He He defeats ''all of the Old Satan Faction devils Siegfried was accompanying '''while sitting down in his chair.''''']]'''''



* Great Red's DynamicEntry to the Underworld [[spoiler:with a revived Issei accompanying Ophis with him.]] Put this into perspective: there's a war between TheAlliance and the Khaos Brigade going on with the latter having one monster who really cannot be defeated because it can instantly regenerate its wounds when suddenly ''the entire sky cracks up'' and out comes Great Red with ''both sides'' not knowing what it's even there for seeing as they all know is that he's usually chilling at the Dimension Gap.

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* Great Red's DynamicEntry to the Underworld [[spoiler:with with a revived Issei accompanying Ophis with him.]] him. Put this into perspective: there's a war between TheAlliance and the Khaos Brigade going on with the latter having one monster who really cannot be defeated because it can instantly regenerate its wounds when suddenly ''the entire sky cracks up'' and out comes Great Red with ''both sides'' not knowing what it's even there for seeing as they all know is that he's usually chilling at the Dimension Gap.



** Sona's tactics. [[{{HSQ}} That is all.]]

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** Sona's tactics. [[{{HSQ}} That is all.]]tactics in the battles.



* Fafnir (the panty-sniffing pervert dragon) is very fond of Asia. So much so, in fact, that when Rizeviem slaps her, he goes nearly insane with rage and attacks him. Between the fireballs and vomiting [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gate of Babylon]] style attacks at Rizeviem, he gets taken out by Lilith. This apparently puts him in a coma. Except not. Fafnir had instead invaded Rizeviems dreams, murdering him over and over again in nightmares and turning him from a Joker-esque InvincibleVillain to a tired and scared old man. Who he eats alive immediately upon returning to the physical world.

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* Fafnir (the panty-sniffing pervert dragon) is very fond of Asia. So much so, in fact, that when Rizeviem Rizevim slaps her, he goes nearly insane with rage and attacks him.him in anger. Between the fireballs and vomiting [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gate of Babylon]] style attacks at Rizeviem, he gets taken out by Lilith. This apparently puts him in a coma. Except not. Fafnir had instead invaded Rizeviems Rizevim's dreams, murdering him over and over again in nightmares and turning him from a Joker-esque InvincibleVillain to a tired and scared old man. Who he [[EatenAlive eats alive alive]] immediately upon returning to the physical world.world. [[KarmicDeath Can't get more karmic than that]].


*** [[spoiler: Although his own powers had nothing to do with it, as he was borrowing from Great red. More of an awesome moment for Great Red really.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Although his own powers had nothing to do with it, as he was borrowing from Great red.Red. More of an awesome moment for Great Red really.]]

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