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Issei's Peerage

After Issei's promotion to High-Class Devil, he is given a set of Evil Pieces allowing him to form his own peerage with himself as King. He trades several of his pieces with Rias in exchange for Asia, Xenovia, and Rossweisse, and one with Lady Phenex in exchange for Ravel, giving him two Bishops, a Knight, and a Rook. Issei recruits the descendant of the original Leviathan, Ingvild, as his Queen.


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    Asia Argento 

Asia Argento

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Role: Bishop
Species: Human / Reincarnated Devil
Voiced by: Azumi Asakura (Japanese), Chloe Daniels (English, 2013-2015) and Leah Clark (English, 2018-present)

Lord. Can you please listen to my wish? Please protect Ise-san forever. Also... Please allow me to continue living with Ise-san...

As a young infant, Asia Argento is discovered by the Roman Catholic Church. She becomes a nun because of her healing powers. After healing Diodora Astaroth, however, Asia is exiled as a heretic. Sometime later, she meets and befriends Issei while looking for a local church. When Asia is killed by Raynare, Rias revives her as her Bishop and Asia joins the Occult Research Club, continuing to use her healing powers in the process. She is traded to Issei upon his promotion to High-Class Devil, making her Issei's first Bishop.


  • Actual Pacifist: Asia's strength lies in healing her comrades, and she has no direct offensive abilities whatsoever.
  • Adaptational Curves: In Hero, Asia's noticeably bustier to the point that it even matches her later light novel counterpart.
  • Alliterative Name: Asia Argento. Gamebreaking points for having the same initials as her Japanese voice actress.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Asia loves everyone. Even when she was still a human, she didn't resent Devils and treated everyone equally, regardless of what they were. Azazel comments that this could be a potential drawback to her long-distance healing powers, as she probably wouldn't have the heart to ignore her enemies' injuries.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The Church exiled her when she was discovered to heal angels, humans and devils such as Diodora.
  • The Aloner: She becomes a hermit in her backstory after being exiled from the Church, using her powers for healing others.
  • Amusing Injuries: Apparently her nun training is still pretty well-ingrained. If she's relieved, she usually says something like "Thank God" followed by a whimper of pain since devils cannot pray. However, there's really no excuse for her trying to read The Bible repeatedly even though it has the same effect.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Delivers an awesome one towards Diodora when he insulted Issei.
  • Babies Ever After: In the future, she has a daughter with Issei, named Airi.
  • Back from the Dead: She is killed during the removal of her sacred gear at the end of Volume 1, but is revived, and subsequently added to the Occult Research Club, by Rias shortly afterwards. This is common knowledge.
  • Barrier Warrior: She becomes one in volume 20. When her Sacred Gear goes Balance Breaker becoming Twilight Saint Affection using Fafnir's aura, Rizevim's most powerful attacks can't get through, and he has to flee from a very, very pissed off Issei.
  • Bathtub Bonding: The anime openly shows her being the first girl in Ise's harem to bathe with him, at her request no less. Issei's mom walks in on them and gets the wrong idea...
    "Honey! We're going to be seeing our grandchild soon!"
  • Betty and Veronica: After Rias moved to the Hyoudou residence in Volume 2, she was the Betty to Rias's (and later Akeno and Xenovia) Veronica.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Made pacts with Four mass-produced evil dragons, which was only possible for Evil Gods.
  • Big Good: She serves as the leader of the Occult Research Club by the end of volume 19.
  • Breast Expansion: In Volume 23, Issei explicitly states that Asia's breasts have grown to Irina and Xenovia's size. Justified, since Asia is still in the later parts of a woman's growth stage (where it usually ends at early twenties) and that she is a devil, as Ravel states her demonic energy and desires to have a big bust for Issei helps her grow. This is even carried over to the fourth anime season, Hero.
  • Burn the Witch!: Asia was persecuted as The Heretic when she was discovered to be able to heal not only angels and humans, but also devils thanks to Diodora.
  • Cleavage Window: Her Crimson Uniform she wears during the Azazel Cup contains a small one.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: It starts to show up a lot more after Rias moves in with him and her in his parents' house. As a result, if Asia sees Rias doing something perverted, she'll attempt to join in. For example, if she sees Rias naked in bed with Issei, she'll start stripping off her clothes as well. She's generally too mild-mannered to start any actual conflict, though.
  • Club President: She replaces Rias as the club's president and resident Big Good at the end of Volume 19.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Gets better as she becomes more exposed to the world.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Asia is lucky that Vali and his group are around at the Dimension Gap searching for Gogmagog, otherwise she would have died.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Issei first meets her after she trips. Also shows up in her and Koneko's spinoff manga.
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • Way back in Volume 1, Raynare kidnaps Asia but Issei refuses to give up hope on her. He eventually finds Asia, but tragically, she dies in her arms, having her Twilight Healing stolen by Raynare. He delivers a beat down to Raynare out of a grief-stricken rage.
    • In Volume 6, Diodora kidnaps Asia on Shalba's orders. The Occult Research Club successfully finds her in the Underworld and Issei gives a major Curb-Stomp Battle on Diodora. And when Shalba kills Diodora and sends Asia to the Dimensional Gap, Issei uses Juggernaut Drive for the first time and easily beats him to a pulp
    • In EX, Asia's future self is cursed by Loki to grow weaker every day, with the kids coming back to both stop him and find a way to rescue her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was abandoned by her parents when she was a baby at a church doorstep. She was raised in that church and sometime during her childhood, she gained the ability to use her Twilight Healing. She was eventually persecuted as a heretic for healing Diodora Astaroth, a devil.
  • Disney Death: In Volume 6, she is sent to the dimensional gap by Shalba Beelzebub, a member of the Old Satan Faction. While this provokes Issei into giving Shalba a Curb-Stomp Battle, she is rescued by Vali, who happened upon her body while traversing the void.
  • Doorstop Baby: According to her backstory, her parents left her behind at a church doorstep.
  • The Exile: Asia is exiled from the Church when she heals Diodora. Turns out that Diodora planned this from the beginning.
  • Fanservice Model: As of Volume 2 of Shin High School D×D, she's featured on a Gremory-owned show as an underwear model alongside Xenovia and Irina.
  • Fanservice Pack: She becomes considerably more attractive in volume 23, where her breasts become larger and this is carried over to Hero.
  • The Farmer and the Viper: Diodora was rescued by Asia when she first meets him. Too bad it was all part of Diodora's schemes.
  • First Kiss: Asia shares her first kiss with Issei.
  • Friendless Background: Before meeting Issei, Asia laments that she doesn't have any friends.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Fits the trope to a T. Sweet, innocent, pure-hearted and a faithful Catholic.
  • Happily Adopted: Sort of. There's no formal adoption, but everyone acts like Issei's parents are her actual parents, and Issei spends several volumes trying to force himself to think of her as his sister due to feeling incredibly guilty over not being able to save her from Raynare before ultimately giving up on it. Rias even holds the majority of the group back for "clean-up" during a battle in Volume 20 and orders Issei and Asia to go save his parents alone on the grounds that the parents should be saved by their son and daughter.
    • EX reveals that later in the future, Asia would be officially adopted into the Hyoudou family, along with Ravel, as a way of getting around Japan's polygamy laws. This is why Airi and Robertina are the only ones with the Hyodou surname.
  • Healing Hands: She can heal allies at a long distance. If she's near an enemy, the healing aura will just dissolve. She doesn't utilize the Reverse method because it would be risky for the Twilight Healing user (that and she's surrounded by one hell of a Badass Crew anyway).
  • The Heretic: She was excommunicated from the Church after Diodora tricked her into healing him.
  • The Hermit: She retreated into complete isolation after being expelled from the Church, using her powers to help people.
  • Hime Cut: Has this hairstyle, despite being Italian, not Japanese. It fits her gentle and humble personality.
  • Idiot Hair: She has a strand sticking out of her hair.
  • I Got Bigger: She hit her growth spurt by volume 23, with her breasts becoming the size of Xenovia and Irina's.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Thankfully Issei, Rias and their friends are there for her.
  • Image Song: Kagiri Naku Junsui ni Chikai Daten
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Is hovering between this when she doesn't realize there's a problem with getting naked in a particular situation and a Shameless Fanservice Girl who fully comprehends what she's doing but does it anyway to achieve her goals.
  • Instant Expert: Picks up demon magic with just a few lessons from Akeno. Then again, it seems to follow a similar process to Twilight Healing, which she's been using all her life.
  • Ironic Name: Possible example. Asia's RL namesake is an actress/director known for some pretty... controversial films.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She's more or less regarded as Issei's adoptive sister, and Issei frequently talks himself out of intimacy with her as if they're biologically related.
  • Marry Them All: She is the first of the haremettes to bring up the subject of polygamy, as Rias is moving into the Hyoudou residence (although she's talking to herself and Issei just overhears her, and, in typical Issei fashion, doesn't know why she's talking about it). He finally proposes to her toward the end of Volume 23, one volume after proposing to Rias.
  • The Medic: Her role in Rias' peerage is to heal her teammates.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: She's named after the famous Italian actress Asia Argento.
  • Nice Girl: Asia is probably one of the nicest devils in the underworld: a special has her thinking up ways to be crueler befitting her new demonic nature, and she comes up with such unforgivable things as stealing milk from the neighbors, switching shoes in shoeboxes, and ignoring erasers that people drop. Even these are enough to bring her to tears and make her start begging God for forgiveness.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: In the dub, Issei's father pronounces it the way one says it the English manner (AY-sha), while she corrects him in that it's AH-zyah.
  • No Social Skills: As a result of being sheltered by the Church for most of her life. For example, she doesn't know how to make orders from a fast-food chain. Though she gets better over time.
  • No-Sell: Subverted, at first her Balance Breaker, Twilight Saint Affection seems to have this power, but it is revealed that in actuality, it heals any damage done within its field almost as instantly as it is caused.
  • Number Two: She is this within the harem, that even Akeno gives her that position; though knowing her fetish for affairs it serves her own purposes. In the EX future, she's even the second one to give birth to Issei's child and his first daughter.
  • One Head Taller: She's smaller than Issei, who is 170 cm/5'7'', while she's only 155 cm/5'1''.
  • Parental Substitute: Serves as a mother figure to Issei's future children.
  • Playing Card Motifs: In the ending theme of the Season 1 anime, Asia is shown as the Joker, like Issei.
  • Power at a Price: For Fafnir to follow her instructions, he just needs a treasure. Unfortunately for Asia, it's her panties.
  • Raised Catholic: She was raised in a church and is a faithful Catholic even after being reincarnated as a Devil.
  • Rank Up: After Rias's graduation, she becomes the President of the Occult Research Club.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes past her waist.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Some scanlations often use "Aashia" and "Ashia". Some early promotional material didn't help solve this issue either until they resolved it with her current name.
  • Summon Magic: This is what Azazel advises to Asia so she could catch up with the rest of the team. So he gives her Fafnir. Later, her daughter inherited the Dragon King after her mother was cursed by Loki during his time travels.
  • Supreme Chef: Out of all the harem, Asia is believed to be the best in cooking.
  • Tender Tears: She's quite prone to crying, the reasons ranging from her comrades getting hurt to jealousy over other girls (particularly Rias) making advances on Issei.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Her striking a friendship with Xenovia, who becomes a big sister surrogate.
  • Token Religious Teammate: Despite being reincarnated as a Devil, Asia still believes in God and follows His teachings such as praying to Him and reading the Bible.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Xenovia's tomboy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Volume 2 of Shin High School D×D, she fought against Crom Cruach alongside Fafnir in the Rating Game against Rias' team with Crom Cruach unable to break her Balance Breaker, by the end of the fight Crom Cruach broke one of his arms against Fafnir and Asia even used fire magic and wind magic offensively against Crom Cruach despite her kind nature before he retired her.
  • Touched by Vorlons: Is blessed by Ophis to be able to make pacts with Dragons; the first is Fafnir. (Rassei doesn't count as he is a Familiar).
  • Tsundere: Not her, her breasts! Yes, Issei used his new ability to hear what a girl's breasts are saying.
  • Undying Loyalty: After falling in love with Issei, Asia swears that she will always stand by Issei's side forever, and in demon years that is in the thousands. She declares she will join Issei's Peerage when he becomes a High-Class Devil. And she does upon his promotion in Volume 22!
  • White Magician Girl: She fits the trope to a T: profusely compassionate and specializes in healing her teammates.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Asia can't return to the church any longer because she's a heretic.
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    Xenovia Quarta 

Xenovia Quarta

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Role: Knight
Species: Human / Reincarnated Devil
Voiced by: Risa Taneda (Japanese) and Lauren Landa note  (English)

I will bring judgement upon you with my own hands, in the name of God.

Xenovia Quarta is an exorcist for the Roman Catholic Church who wields the Holy Sword Durandal. Along with fellow exorcist Irina Shido, Xenovia travels to Kuoh Academy to retrieve the three Excalibur swords that were stolen by Kokabiel. After retrieving the swords, she is exiled by the church for discovering that God Is Dead and joins the Occult Research Club as Rias' Knight. As a student of Kuoh Academy, she intends to become the academy's Student Council President, competing against Momo Hanakai and succeeding, forcing her to leave the Occult Research Club. After Issei's promotion to High Class Devil, she is traded to him by Rias, making her Issei's first Knight.


  • The Ace: She's one of the smartest at her class much to Issei's surprise. This is more impressive since when she first started attending Kuoh, she wasn't literate note  and mentions pulling all-nighters so she can learn to read the classwork properly. In the future, she rose up her ante, becoming a headmistress of a cram school.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: By the time of volume 4, she is excommunicated from the Church for understandably learning that God Is Dead. Her status as a heretic is ultimately what leads to her reconciliation and friendship with Asia, who was equally considered one.
  • Ambadassador: She and Irina are sent to Japan to retrieve the Excalibur fragments and negotiate a non-aggression pact with the Occult Research Club. When the situation goes From Bad to Worse, Xenovia and Irina team up with the Student Council and the Occult Research Club to fight Kokabiel. Even after having Rias transform her into a devil and later becoming the Student Council President, Xenovia hasn't lost her negotiating skills.
  • Amusing Injuries: Like Asia, she gets headaches whenever she tries to pray after reincarnating as a devil until Issei asks Michael to let the two do so without resistance.
  • Aren't You Going to Ravish Me?: When Issei's clone uses Dress Break on her in a side story, she gets mad... because he didn't take advantage of her afterward.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: She is a badass swordswoman who eventually becomes the Student Council President and a headmistress of her own school.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: Something Kiba notes that she really needs to get out of. Which finally happens in Volume 14.
  • Babies Ever After: In the future, she has a son with Issei, named Zen.
  • Badass Cape: As a Church exorcist, white hooded cloak with gold and blue accents.
  • Badass Teacher: In EX, she teaches her students as their headmistress from time to time.
  • Be as Unhelpful as Possible: When the girls catch her and Issei in a compromising position, Xenovia only digs Issei deeper into the hole by casually continuing her requests to make children. She later realized that she was asking too much of him at the time... and gave Issei condoms in the middle of class so they could "practice".
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: A heroic example. After the Occult Research Club's battle with Kokabiel, Xenovia goes from a devoted Catholic exorcist to a devil, the very species that serve as the Church's enemies.
  • BFS: Durandal is a pretty big sword.
  • Big Sister Instinct: When Asia is taken by Diodora, she vaporizes two devils who got in her way.
  • Biker Babe: Volume DX3 reveals that she's gotten a motorcycle license. She seems to have an issue with speeding, though.
  • Black and White Morality: Like most others in the Church, she initially views devils, heretics and fallen angels as enemies. However, she also didn't realize that in actuality God Is Dead until it was too late.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She cut her hair short after a dangerous mission involving a vampire.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Even moreso than Asia. Once she has her Heel–Face Turn, she gets very jealous when she sees Asia or any other girl is about to do naughty things to Issei to the point where she strips and attempts to seduce him.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Lacks a lot of common sense, due to living most of her life sheltered in the Church like Asia.
  • The Coats Are Off: She takes off her cape when she is ready to fight, until she becomes a member of the Occult Research Club.
  • Contralto of Danger: Her normal voice, provided by both Risa Taneda in Japanese and Lauren Landa in English, is made more evident when she practiced "how to be a normal teenage girl"
    Xenovia: (Voice several pitches higher than her usual coarse-and-masculine contralto) Let's get along, 'kay, Issei-kun!
    Issei: That cutesey voice does not suit you!
    Xenovia: (Switches straight back to her normal-unfeminine voice) I know, I tried to copy Irina, and it was so difficult.
  • Cool Big Sis: She becomes an older sister surrogate to Asia towards the end of Volume 3.
  • Cool Sword: She's the current wielder of Durandal, her main weapon.
  • Covert Pervert: The "pervert" part is undeniable. The "covert" part is at best paper-thin. During the short story "300 Isseis", when one of his clones (whom she thought was the real Issei) used Dress Break on her, she got angry not because she got stripped, but because he didn't do anything else to her.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: During her time as an exorcist, her initial indifference towards Asia, herself an exiled follower of God, causes Issei to snap when she attempts to kill Asia. Fortunately, she realizes the error of her ways and becomes an older sister surrogate to Asia after the latter forgives her at the end of Volume 3.
  • Ditzy Genius: Despite frequently spouting off incoherent lines, she's one of the best students in Issei's class.
  • Do You Want to Copulate?: She wastes no time in letting Issei know that she wants his genes. She has condoms on hand for whenever he wants to 'practice'.
  • Dual Wielding: Usually wields Durandal but sometimes she wields it alongside Ascalon whenever Issei lends it to her, and eventually with Excalibur. She eventually learns a technique that requires her to dual wield to use it, Cross Crisis.
  • Dumb Muscle: A debatably accurate accusation often leveled towards her, much to her annoyance. She lacks finesse or technique in combat, and just powers through, making her the exact opposite of dexterity-oriented Kiba. This leads to a hilarious subversion in Volume 14, when she starts using different Excaliburs. Kiba actually starts shedding tears of joy, and the attacking magicians are dumbstruck that the "power idiot" can use techniques.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She made a brief appearance in the post-credits of Season 1 during the announcement for NEW.
  • Easily Forgiven: By Asia Argento at the end of Volume 3 when she has Rias transform her into a devil and apologizes for her earlier actions in their first meeting.
  • Education Mama: Her son Zen hinted that she becomes this in the future to the kids as well as being a headmistress, but is laxer compared to other examples since they are more sociable and fighting a war.
  • Enemy Mine: Despite being initially opposed to Devils and Fallen Angels as an exorcist, she and Irina still negotiate with the Occult Research Club to hunt down the Excalibur fragments.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Accumulated a lot of fangirls during the Rating Games.
  • The Exile: She is exiled from the Church as a heretic for understandably learning the truth about God at the end of Volume 3.
  • Faith–Heel Turn: Subverted — even after joining Rias's team, she still retains her faith in God.
  • Fanservice Model: As of Volume 2 of Shin High School D×D, she's featured on a Gremory-owned show as an underwear model alongside Asia and Irina.
  • Fingerless Gloves: The opera variant in her church battle outfit.
  • Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: Xenovia does eventually reconcile with Asia shortly after the former becomes a heretic, but she remains deeply affected by what happened during their first meeting (which is understandable, considering Xenovia was an exorcist who opposed Devils).
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Her church battle outfit fits her shape.
  • Good Costume Switch: After learning the truth about God and having Rias transform her into a devil, Xenovia ditches the white cape and hood combo she wore when she was an exorcist, as well as the rosary necklace.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Although Xenovia isn't a villain, she is converted into a devil and joins the Occult Research Club after finding out the truth about God from Kokabiel.
  • Heel Realization: In the Volume 3 finale, she undergoes one after learning that God Is Dead and apologizes for her earlier actions towards Asia.
  • The Heretic: At the end of Volume 3, Xenovia is excommunicated from the Church after finding out that God Is Dead. Fortunately, she makes friends with Asia, a fellow heretic.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: She uses the sword Durandal as her Weapon of Choice.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Despite being a well-known swordswoman and exorcist, she gets exiled by the Church for learning that God Is Dead.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: She and Irina are BFFs, even after the former became a devil.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Her church battle outfit.
  • Important Haircut: Her hair was once long in the past, but after going through the vampire mission, she cuts her hair short.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: As Asia, she is hovering between this when she doesn't realize there's a problem with getting naked in a particular situation and a Shameless Fanservice Girl who fully comprehends what she's doing but does it anyway to achieve her goals.
  • In the Hood: Back when she was an exorcist, she wears a white cape with a hood attached to it. By the end of volume 3, she uses the standard Kuoh Academy uniform.
  • I Shall Taunt You: When Xenovia encountered Asia back in volume 3, she rubs the latter's exile in her face to Issei's understandable frustration. Later in the volume, she taunts Kiba for becoming a stray devil.
  • Knight Templar: When we first meet her, Xenovia believes in upholding the faith of the Church, even willing to kill Devils if absolutely necessary... until she learns that God Is Dead.
  • The Lad-ette: As a result of being raised first and foremost as an exorcist. Her speech patterns are decidedly unfeminine compared to other girls in the series, and she's out of touch with what's considered girly activity.
  • Lady of War: Early on, she’s portrayed as a very serious swordswoman, especially compared to her livelier partner Irina. She retains her battle prowess later on despite becoming an immodest airhead outside of fights.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She always charges into battle before anyone else. Issei doesn't react well to it.
  • Leotard of Power: And has her sword to back it up.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: In the past, she grew her hair out for this reason, even though she also found in a hindrance in battle. After it gets caught in a fight with a Vampire, she cuts it down to its current length.
  • Marry Them All: After Issei proposes to Rias and declares his love for Akeno in front of a crowd, she becomes determined to make him "take responsibility" for her, Irina, and Asia as well. She later proposes to him during a Rating Game match, and he accepts. Oddly, perhaps due to her Christian upbringing, her proposal is the first one to use conventional marriage terms; with Rias, he asks her to "lead the same life" as him, while Xenovia specifically asks to be his bride.
  • Master Swordswoman: As an exorcist and a bishop, Xenovia's capable of using swords.
  • Mentor Archetype: She teaches her fellow students as a school headmistress by the time EX rolls around.
  • Morph Weapon: Knows how to use Mimic thanks to Irina.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution:
  • My God, What Have I Done?: While she doesn't utter the phrase, her shocked expression just screams this when she realizes how harsh she was towards Asia in Volume 3 after the battle with Kokabiel and apologizes to Asia for it.
  • Never Live It Down: In-Universe. After befriending Asia, Xenovia's repeatedly beaten herself up for calling her a witch during their first meeting.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Her first name is a misspelled version of Zenobia, the famous warrior-queen from Palmyra (now modern Syria).
  • No Social Skills: Talks about condoms and having babies to Issei out loud in front of everybody. Needless to say, she doesn't have the slightest social grace due to her having grown up as a member of the Church.
  • Not So Different: In Volume 3, Xenovia calls Asia a witch due to the latter's excommunication from the Church for healing Devils. However, Xenovia comes to sympathize with Asia after the former ironically gets excommunicated from the church towards the end of the volume for knowing the truth about God, knowing all-too-well what it feels like to have those that you trust turn your backs on you.
  • Only One Name: She was only referred to as Xenovia until her last name Quarta was revealed in Volume 19.
  • Pillar of Light: What happens when she combines Durandal with Ascalon.
  • Raised Catholic: Like Asia, she was also raised in a Catholic church, hence her lack of experience with the real world.
  • Rank Up: When Sona graduates, she becomes the Student Council President of Kuoh Academy.
  • Running Gag: Has a tendency to literally kick Issei out of bed when they (again, literally) sleep together.
  • Sensual Spandex: Her church battle outfit.
  • She Knows Too Much: She is excommunicated from the Church after learning that God Is Dead all along.
  • Shoot the Dog: She views killing Asia and Kiba as this, given how devils are considered enemies of the Church. Issei disagreed.
  • Skunk Stripe: She dyes one of her hair strands green after cutting it short.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Xenovia or Zenobia? (It's actually Zenovia, as written in katakana since it is the modern form of Zenobia. However, since Xenovia is the most popular within fan translations and the official subs, it sticks and becomes official).
  • The Stoic: She's a very calm, cool and collected warrior and almost shows no emotion on her face when she first appears.
  • Student Council President: This is the main reason why she wants to be a Dumbass No More. She takes Sona's place when she graduates by the end of Volume 19. In EX, Xenovia ups the ante by becoming a school headmistress.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: She blows up everything with her sword.
  • Sweater Girl: Starts wearing a sweater over her school uniform after becoming Student Council president.
  • Token Religious Teammate: Share this role with Asia. Being a demon didn't stop her from being religious at all.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's the tomboy compared to Asia and Irina.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She is introduced as a stoic and level-headed exorcist who is willing to uphold the Church's beliefs, even resorting to killing devils or heretics where necessary. Once she becomes a devil at the end of volume 3, Xenovia becomes a friendly and lovable goofball.
  • Too Many Belts: Has multiple belts on her legs, arms, under her breasts, and wears one as underwear. Gets taken Up to Eleven in one of the illustrator's artworks where she wears them as a swimsuit!
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Issei, as she asks Issei to let her join his peerage when he becomes a High-Class Devil. Which she does upon his promotion in Volume 22.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The addition of Excalibur to her Durandal provides her with a wide range of abilities, but she doesn't know how to use most of them very well and generally sticks to brute force.
  • Vapor Wear: Irina reveals that Xenovia doesn't have any undergarments in her uniform.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Apparently is afraid of her swordmaster-turned-Angel, as shown in her short story.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Just like Asia, Xenovia is unable to return to the Church due to her excommunication.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has blue hair with a green fringe in front.

    Rossweisse 

Rossweisse

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Role: Rookspoiler 
Species: Valkyrie / Reincarnated Devil
Voiced by: Ai Kakuma (Japanese) and Mallorie Rodak (English)

Rossweisse is a valkyrie who is a subordinate to her master, Odin. As it turns out, she hasn't gathered a single warrior for Ragnarok. After being abandoned by Odin, Rossweisse is reincarnated as a devil, joins the Occult Research Club as Rias's Rook and a second advisor, and becomes a civics teacher at Kuoh Academy. She is traded to Issei upon his promotion to High-Class Devil, making her Issei's first Rook.


  • Accent Slip Up: She usually speaks in Keigo, but slips into a country accent when she's talking to her grandmother or embarrassed.
  • Affectionate Nickname: She is called Rose by her grandmother Gondul.
  • Arranged Marriage: In volume 24, it is mentioned that her grandmother Gondul made a deal with the Asgardian top brass to marry her to one of the gods. Her groom-to-be? Vidarr, Odin's third son and current ruler of Asgard himself. Though given the Foregone Conclusion from EX, Issei is able to call this off since Vidar isn't interested in marrying her in the first place.
  • Babies Ever After: In the future, she has a daughter with Issei, named Helmwige.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: She usually wears a black business suit as a civics teacher and is capable of moping the floor with other enemies.
  • Badass Teacher: She is the civics teacher at Kuoh Academy from time to time.
  • Barrier Maiden: Both in literal and figurative sense, as EX shows that she has completed her sealing technique first mentioned in Volume 17 which is capable of containing a God-Class being in a black spherical barrier. However, the seal is still not perfect and requires frequent reinforcing.
  • Bathtub Bonding: She joins Issei in the male's bath at Sona's Rating Game School's Dormitory. She asks Issei to kill her if she is used by Euclid but he refused that, by saying he wouldn't hand her over and before she could give her reply Asia, Xenovia, Irina, Koneko and Ravel walk in and jump in when they see them together.
  • Berserk Button:
    • She is furious when Issei and Azazel suggest that her somewhat prudish ways are the reason that she doesn't have a boyfriend and almosts fries the former with her magic for doing just that in volume 9.
    • Destroying her clothes that she bought on sale, since she's very aware about the financial risks.
  • Blatant Lies: Asking Issei about his preferences and saying his opinion is an "example".
  • Bodyguard Babes: She serves as one to Odin up until the end of Volume 7.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: There should have been no reason why Odin needed her at all considering what he can do.
  • Boobs of Steel: She's a Valkyrie, so this is a given. And she has the 4th largest breasts in the series at 96 cm/38'', right behind Akeno (in first place), Rias (in second place) and Kuroka (in third place).
  • Breast Expansion: Inverted like Rias when her breasts shrink to power Issei's Nyuutron Beam Cannon against Thanatos. As with Rias, Issei sheds mournful tears despite the change being temporary.
  • Butt-Monkey: She doesn't have it quite as bad as Issei, but she still has her sore spot about lacking a boyfriend frequently brought up, is implied to have financial struggles, joined Rias because Odin abandoned her, has her jersey stripped off by Issei's Dress Break, and can't handle alcohol at all.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: When it comes to finding a boyfriend, she isn't completely honest about her feelings, at least until volume 25.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: As opposed to Grayfia, one cup of sake leads to slurred speech, and two leaves her with a hangover, sufficiently non-detailed nausea, hiccups and a staggered stumble.
  • Celibate Heroine: The reason she’s so far ahead academically compared to others of her age is because, unlike the other valkyries, she put romance to the side in favor of studying. She’s clearly regretting the results now, though.
  • Christmas Cake: Constantly teased by Odin about this, despite the fact that she's just about as old as the rest of the Club.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: She has a brief moment of this in volume 22 between Issei and Rias when both of them are entering the Azazel Cup independently but Rias has her join Issei.
  • Defector from Decadence: Being abandoned by Odin at the end of volume 7 gave Rossweisse the perfect opportunity to join the Occult Research Club.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In the volume 7 finale, Rossweisse joins the Occult Research Club not only for financial reasons, but also to essentially give a "screw you" to Odin, who abandoned her shortly after Loki's defeat.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: She's been drinking alcohol ever since she became Odin's bodyguard.
  • Expressive Hair: Her two antennae at any rate, and only sometimes.
  • Hair Antennae: And unlike Akeno's, they express her feelings on rare occasions.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears wing clips on her hair.
  • Hot for Student: She becomes this after falling in love with Issei. She's only about a year older than him, though.
  • Hot Teacher: One of the teachers of Kuoh Academy despite being near Issei's age.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: She's prone to this whenever her lack of a boyfriend is brought up.
  • Instant Armor: While it presumably doesn't have the same protective measures as Issei's Scale Mail, she has the ability to instantly switch out whatever she's wearing for her valkyrie armor.
  • Instant Runes: She can make multiple magic circles in an instant, the anime shows them well during the battle with Loki where she makes a dozen in an instant.
  • It's Personal: Her resentment of Odin is personal, because of how he abandoned her at the end of volume 7.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: She becomes part of Issei's Peerage upon his promotion into a High-Class Devil, but unlike Asia, Ravel and Xenovia who expressed a desire to join prior, Rias simply traded her into his peerage.
  • Leotard of Power: She wears a black leotard with her valkyrie armor when engaging in battle.
  • Magic Knight: She wears armor like a knight, but her skill lies in her magic. Issei describes her as a "moving cannon" as a result of her being a wizard-type Rook.
  • Mentor Archetype: She teaches as a civics professor at Kuoh Academy.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Though it's bordering to So Last Season and 11th-Hour Superpower since the novel's went into its final arc, she gets some much needed firepower by obtaining Mistleteinn, the famous weapon that killed Baldr in the original Norse myths. There's a catch for that.
  • Mystical White Hair: Silver hair is befitting of a mystical valkyrie.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: Her name is pronounced ross-vais-sah (rhymes with boss buys dah), in keeping with her Norse mythological origins.
  • Number Two: She serves as one of Odin's bodyguards until she gets abandoned in the volume 7 finale. Afterwards she typically becomes Azazel's whenever meetings for the allied forces occur, or when he needs to ditch schoolwork off on her.
  • One Head Taller: Along with Rias, Rossweisse is taller than Issei via standing at 173 cm/5'8'' tall, while he's 170 cm/5'7'' tall.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her long hair goes all the way down to her knees.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: She’s notable for being one of the more conservative girls in the Club. Even Koneko, who often snarks at and punishes Issei for his perversions, isn’t completely averse toward intimacy. She’s mortified when Issei strips her with Dress Break (though she’s more upset about the cost of replacing the clothes) and wears a Modesty Towel when the other girls happily go into baths naked with him, only sharing a proper nude bath with him once when she went over to the boys' side while the girls' side didn't have heat, mistakenly believing that nobody was there.
  • Rescue Romance: Falls in love with Issei after he saves her from Euclid.
  • Semi-Divine: Valkyries are regarded as Half-Gods.
  • Sensei-chan: She becomes a teacher at Kuoh Academy upon joining Rias' peerage.
  • Serious Business: She tries to save money as much as possible, preferring to shop in 100-yen shops, and her first complaint when Issei's Dress Break destroys her clothes is about what it'll cost her to replace them.
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: Rossweisse and Helmwige are the names of some of the Valkyries featured in Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
  • Skewed Priorities: When fighting Issei in Volume 9 to prevent him from peeping on the girls in his class, Issei manages to end the fight with his Dress Break. She gets upset... because the clothes she was wearing at the time had been on sale and will cost more to replace. It's a moment later that she suddenly realizes that she's been stripped naked, much to Issei's confusion.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Not only does she stand at 173 cm/5'8'' tall, but she's one of the club's attractive female characters in the series.
  • Valkyries: She is introduced as Odin's bodyguard, and apparently holds the record for the longest time accompanying him.
  • Woman Scorned: Given how Odin abandoned her at the end of volume 7, she loses her cool whenever she sees him afterwards.
  • Yandere: At least according to Issei's description of her after chasing down Odin in Volume 10.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After volume 7, she gets abandoned by Odin and suffers a Heroic BSoD.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Odin abandons her towards the end of Volume 7, which leads to Rossweisse joining the Occult Research Club.
  • Younger than She Looks: Looks and acts like a mature person, but is only around the group's age.

    Ravel Phenex 

Ravel Phenex

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Role: Bishopspoiler 
Species: Pure Devil
Voiced by: Asuka Nishi (Japanese) and Brittney Karbowski (English)

Ravel Phenex is the only daughter in the Phenex family who serves in her brother Riser's peerage as his Bishop and participated in the Rating Game against the Gremory family. Following Riser's defeat, she becomes a free bishop. Eventually, she becomes a first-year transfer student at Kuoh Academy and joins the Occult Research Club. Following the success of Issei's television series, she becomes his manager in the Underworld. After Issei's promotion to High Class Devil, she is traded to him by Lady Phenex, making her Issei's second Bishop.


  • Animal Jingoism: She has a bird motif, while Koneko has a cat motif; the two don't get along well given their battle at Riser's Rating Game.
  • Animal Motifs: The phoenix, which fits her surname.
  • Babies Ever After: In the future, she has a daughter with Issei, named Robertina.
  • Badass Cape: Wears a long purple cape as part of her uniform while competing in the Azazel cup.
  • Bathtub Bonding: She walks in on Issei bathing and joins him in Volume 14. At first, Issei is worried that it will be a repeat of the infamous Hot-springs encunter from the Volume 13 short stories, until she starts trying to be intimate with him. Unfortunately for both of them, Ophis had other ideas.
  • Big Brother Worship: She believes that her brother is so powerful, no one could ever possibly defeat him. Until Issei does in Volume 2.
  • The Bus Came Back: She is mostly absent following Riser's defeat, aside from sporadic appearances during the Grabbin' Dragon campaign and the Young Devils Gathering. By Volume 10, she transfers to Kuoh Academy and becomes a major character in her own right.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She gets jealous when Koneko is sitting on Issei's lap.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In Ratings Games. Unlike most Devils (including her own brother) who fight with some amount of honor in the spirit of the thing, Ravel is absolutely ruthless in pursuit of victory. Demonstrated in the Rating Game between Issei and Sona in volume DX 4/23.5, where she nukes Sona's side of the field right out of the gate to deny them any cover or terrain advantage, takes out Tsubaki by exploiting her Yaoi Fangirl streak, and then - having completely stripped Sona's team of any defensive options - allows Issei and Grayfia to run roughshod over their helpless opposition. It's such a crushing victory Ravel would have gains more points than Sona even if she'd been sniped.
  • Cry Cute: At the start of Volume 12, she becomes tearful following Issei's untimely demise, or so she thinks.
  • Damsel in Distress: She gets captured along with Koneko and Gasper when the Khaos Brigade launches yet another assault on Kuoh Academy.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Volume 14 spends time on Ravel finding Issei a wizard to form a contract with, as well as dealing with a rogue group of magicians that have been manufacturing illicit Phenex tears to sell on the black market.
  • Fanservice Pack: Some illustrations of her either depict her flat-chested or with breasts nearly the same size as Asia's (pictured above). The Official Data Book later has it that her chest is actually 2 cm/0.79'' below Xenovia's, and that her shifting sizes were due to artist error.
  • Hair Antennae: Like Akeno, she has an antennae that slopes backwards, rather than forwards.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: A young, pretty and well-mannered Ojou.
  • Hidden Depths: Seems spoiled and shallow at first, but she's actually a very organized, clear-headed girl who is a talented baker, with an eidetic memory.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: After volume 11, she becomes a successful business manager for Issei.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When Issei and Riser's Engagement Challenge is finished, she decides to take her injured brother and leave the battlefield.
  • Malicious Misnaming: When Issei meets Ravel after defeating Riser, he calls her "the fried chicken's little sister." Then, Koneko calls her a "fried chicken princess." Understandably, she gets annoyed.
  • Mega Twintails: Her hair is tied into huge twin tails with large, drill-like curls. Oh, and her daughter has four.
  • Mentor Archetype: She becomes Issei's manager and eventually his mentor in his peerage.
  • The Napoleon: She may be 153 cm/5'0'', but she is not someone you want to screw around with.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: She laughs briefly in chapter 20 of the manga, complete with pose, only for Issei to walk past her to her frustration.
  • Number Two: Because Issei doesn't have a queen yet for his peerage, Ravel serves as his loyal confidante.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Ravel is mentioned wiping out waves of evil dragons in the defense of the Norse territories in volume 21.
  • Ojou: To be expected of the only daughter of the Phenex family.
  • One Head Taller: With Issei, who is 170 cm/5'7'', while she's only 153 cm/5'0''.
  • Playing with Fire: Uses powerful flamethrowers against evil dragons in Volume 21.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Like Riser, she also has the ability to sprout Hot Wings.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Her surname comes from the 37th of the 72 demons of the Ars Goetia, which is, as its name implies, a phoenix.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: She doesn't appear in the first teasers of Hero, given that the second half of the season adapts volume 10, where she has a major role.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female child of the Phenex family.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Seems just spoiled at first, but the sweetness manifests when she falls in love with Issei.
  • The Strategist: She is the strategist for Issei's peerage and his Azazel Cup team.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Ravel greatly resembles her mother Lady Phenex with her blonde hair, blue eyes and calm personality.
  • Supreme Chef: She can cook cakes just fine.
  • Sweater Girl: After transferring to Kuoh Academy in Volume 10, she wears a sweater.
  • Sweet Tooth: Like Koneko, Ravel has a fondness for eating and making cakes.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Ravel is the girly girl to Koneko's tomboy.
  • Underestimating Badassery: In volume 2, she underestimates how Issei can defeat Riser and is proven wrong.
  • Undying Loyalty: She wants to eventually become a Bishop under Issei. She finally does after he becomes a High-Class Devil in Volume 22.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Koneko, via Animal Jingoism.

    Ingvild Leviathan 

Ingvild Leviathan

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Role: Queen
Species: Human/Devil Hybrid
Ingvild Leviathan is a descendant of the original Leviathan and possessor of Nereid Kyrie, one of the several Sacred Gear reclassified as Longinus level. Although she was left in a coma for over 100 years because of the same disease Sairaorg's mother had, she reawakens by the time of the Azazel Cup.
  • The Beastmaster: One of the main aspects of Nereid Kyrie (Also known as Poem of Endless Green Sea) is it's ability to control dragons, which Ingvild can use to direct Issei and give him an additional power boost.
  • Convenient Coma: She has been in one for a 100-years caused by the same disease that Misla Bael had.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Having awoken from a 100-year coma, Ingvild gets stuck in a world where everyone she knew is dead.
  • Last of Her Kind: Ingvild was in a coma for 100 years, and thus escaped the Occult Research Club's battle with Katerea Leviathan. By the time of Shin High School D×D, Ingvild's the last living descendant of the original Leviathan.
  • Making a Splash: Neried Kyrie allows Ingvild dominion over the seas.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: She's named after the famous Norwegian actress Ingvild Deila.
  • Older Than They Look: She looks 17 but is 117.
  • Sleepyhead: This is a lingering effect from the disease she had. Ingvild has a hard time staying awake, even falling asleep during class and at work.
  • Uneven Hybrid: While the actual values are unknown, Ingvild is primarily human and slightly devil, with any devil traits she had before becoming Issei's Queen being due to atavism.
  • Walking Spoiler: As she debuts in Shin High School D×D, her existence spoils not only the fact that there is a Sequel, but also that Issei has become a High-Class Devil and amassed a Peerage of his own with her as his Queen.
  • Woman in White: She is introduced wearing a white dress and is the focal point in Volume 1 of Shin High School D×D.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The light novel describes her hair color being purple, but the cover of Shin High School D×D Volume 2 shows her hair in a more periwinkle color.

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