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Eighth, the Dragoon by Arrixam

  • Recommended by Poodicus
  • Status: Completed
  • Summary: Through tragedy, Issei awakened a power which places him as a Predator, one of the most dominant beings on the planet. As the Eighth, he must defend the planet from a force beyond his current means. Ideals clash, blood is shed, and hearts are broken in his struggle to protect those he loves most dear. But he can do it. He has become Y Ddraig Goch.
  • Direct Sequel: Seventh, the Dragoon

Holy-Inferno-Dragon by G 1 Splicer

  • Recommended by KratosAsura
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2018
  • Summary: Issei thought he was human, but apparently that's only half-true. Introduced to the supernatural world at a young age, Issei's life is shattered and changes in ways he could never imagine. Begins as AU. Takes some inspiration from other anime/manga. Strong-Issei is equal and opposite to Vali. Issei x Harem (Peace Treaty Arc: In-Progress).
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  • Comments: A well-written story, that I have a few minor grievances with but still a good and fun read, with cool and unexpected twists in the plot that simultaneously stick to canon but twist it around. In this Troper's opinion, the best Issei has Albion fic out there.

The-Empireo-Tenryuukotei-DxD By New-Amalgam-Universe

  • Recommended by KratosAsura
  • Status: Dormant; last updated July 2018
  • Summary: What if Issei had Ddraig and Albion within him and awakened them at a young age and was shocked. A mysterious man comes in to de-escalate & explain the situation. Issei is then taken into the Underworld to be trained into being the strongest dragon and harem king in history. Less-Perverted! Smart! Strong! Issei x Harem with Lemons! AU.
  • Comments: an Issei is the Heavenly Dragon emperor and he awakens earlier than cannon changing the course of the series, overall a very well written story that needs more support.
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Manners-Maketh-Dragon By Ryushinchi

  • Recommended by KratosAsura
  • Status: Dead (last updated October 2016)
  • Summary: Issei Hyoudou, no matter his circumstances, has always been an existence which revolved around women. Of course, with a bit of helpful direction early on in life, that fixation might have been channeled a bit more constructively than peeking into locker rooms. This is the story of the man who would become the ultimate Gentleman - and a Dragon too, if he had time.
  • Comments: an interesting take on the story as well as one of the Best OC's in a story I've ever read. Highly recommend.

The-making-of-a-perverted-Super-Devil by Rintaro55

  • Recommended by KratosAsura
  • Status: Dead (last updated November 2015)
  • Summary: Rewrite of Destroyer of Heaven: My life changed a lot ever since I met this injured guy in an alleyway. Well, not that I mind since then hot girls start to come to me instead. Life is GREAT!- Hyodo Issei Rated M for adult content. Issei Xharem.
  • Comments: really funny with an Issei that features a surprisingly in character Issei, a Hilarious doppelganger of said protag who is uber powerful and generally strong Issei without being overpowered. Highly recommend.

THE-DRAGON-LORD By Reon-D-Anibis

  • Recommended by KratosAsura
  • Status: Dormant (last updated October 2017)
  • Summary: Hyoudo Issei wanted nothing more than a normal life. Too bad he died on his first date. Summary's weird, but the story should make up for it. Issei-x-harem
  • Comments: Warning you now the Harem is both canon characters and characters from other series namely Fairy Tail, Highschool of the Dead and Akame la Kill. Other than that is funny with a strong Issei that earns his power but still has to deal with drawbacks every now and then. Highly recommend.

Go Away I'm Watching Porn by Third Fang

  • Recommended by RebelFalcon
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Summary: Issei Hyoudou is the Sekiryutei. Not many people knew how powerful he is, or what he's done. And he's perfectly fine with that. He's done with people. All he wants to do is sit back, relax, and watch porn without being bothered by school or homework or devils or fallen angels or annoying conspiracies and why the hell won't they just leave him alone already! Perv OP Issei Harem.
  • Comments: An OP!Issei fic that doesn't really make him look OP by giving a realistic reason. While it is a little slow on the plot progression per chapter due to Third Fang having to focus on other works of his like From Fake Dreams and the sequel to his work Yet again, with a little extra help, "Take Two, Round Two", in turn leaving the updates sporadic, it is an enjoyable read. Granted, this being a work by Third Fang, it is just as likely to invoke anger as it is praise. Of particular note is the inclusion of the character Ghost, a rather divisive character from Yet Again. However, if you're looking for a story that has Issei act more mature, more powerful, but still just as perverted, just more reserved about it, and containing an ever evolving mystery element in the background, than I suggest you check this story out.
  • I also gave it a Trope Page

''From The Outside by Cloud135

  • Recommended by karsap
  • Status: Dead (last updated July 2016)
  • Synopsis: When we die what waits for us in the afterlife? For one, it's starting a new life in a new world as an anime character. How can one person change a world? Will the two selves collide? Angels, Devils, those caught in between.. OC Story based on The Outsider Chronicles by Dis Lexic. Rated M for future chapters & light elements of crossover.

''The Grim Herald byAzurestoryteller

  • Recommended by Antihater 2950
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Issei a supernatural being of unknown origins, has acted as a force of vengeance for centuries but has grown wary of the bloodshed and violence. Having dropped his old life, he opts to live a kinder life, now helping others. However, his past isn't done haunting him as the game of fate is cruel.
  • Comments: A very unique story amongst Dx D fanfics, with a very different Issei. Once again, Azuerstoryteller shows that he's not scared of going to very dark and emotional places. The story's tone does start off as neutral and even cheery. However, as the plot picks up, things change quite a lot. Overall, the story is jam-packed beautifully with drama, humor, tragedy, action, and some bits of romance and a ton of tribulation. However, it does have its issues. Mainly it's the slow buildup of the plot from the start and some dialogue, however, once you read the future chapters, you understand that everything had been planned out beforehand so that the plot points all connect. After that, you're just trying to devour the next chapter, one after the other. So, if you want a story with an honorable, mature, MC who's not scared of doing what needs doing, then I highly recommend this story.

Crossover Fics

Beyond the Outer Gate Lies by gabriel blessing

  • Recommended by: Kalaong, The 17th Immortal, Robinton, Silent Stranger.
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: The Dresden Files
  • Synopsis: Harry Dresden had thought he'd seen it all. So had the voice inside his head for that matter. But when one of his all too typical wild weekends ends up with him stranded far outside the Outer Gates, beyond the stretch of even creation itself, he finds out that there are other things out there, laying in wait. Still doesn't make it any easier to make rent on time though...
  • Comments: Dropping the trenchcoated wizard into the DxD setting shows a fascinating juxtaposition - though the stakes are familiar, Dresden is bewildered by a universe that, while threatened by eldritch forces, isn't constantly in danger of being driven mad with its own power. Lacking a domineering White Council (not to mention being turned into a teenager), Harry finds himself able to relax more. Good thing, too, because a universe where devils are mischievous gofers and angels are snooty jerks threatens to drive him bananas...

Beyond The Outer Gates Lie...A High School Library?

  • Recommended by Silent Stranger
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with The Dresden Files, Dungeons & Dragons
  • Synopsis: A continuation of the fic mentioned above, which unfortunately seems to be dead. This story is written by a different author, and continues from where the original left off, while expanding on the concept. Aside from going along with Harry's expanding harem story, this fic also adds a new antagonist in, of all things, The Beholders from Dungeons & Dragons, and their mysterious ruler Argos, the Greek Titan. I heartily recommend this story to those who enjoyed the original, as this one is far longer, and the characters get more development. My one complaint would be that it moves a bit too slowly, but that's a nitpick.

A Demon Among Devils by The Crimson Lord

  • Recommended by HK87
  • Status: Dead (last updated February 2016)
  • Crossover with: Persona 3
  • Synopsis: "Igor had asked him to die for the world. She would ask him to die for her. Problem was, he didn't really like dying, not for a second time, at least."
  • Comments: A shining example of quality writing in a fandom otherwise smothered in filth, A Demon Among Devils is not just a good crossover but also an excellent Adaptation Expansion on the setting of High School DXD. While maintaining the Original Flavor mix of comedy, action and a dash of romance, TCL does an excellent job of pruning some of the flaws and excesses of the original series and fashioning what's left into a wholely more coherent setting with characters who feel like real people rather than one-note jokes and two-dimensional psychopaths. Minato's extreme power in comparison to many of the threats he initially faces might be off-putting for some but the Serial Escalation has begun to catch up with him and there's more conflicts at stake than one man can win on his own; this is a rare series that manages to maintain dramatic tension despite the main character being capable of dishing out curbstomp battles via Summon Bigger Fish to most of his opponents.

Trials of the God-Harem King by Alexander

  • Recommended by Kalaong
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with Exalted
  • Synopsis: As Issei feels his consciousness ebbing away, his plight catches the eye of a power foreign to his world. The Unconquered Sun of Creation is moved by the compassion and courage in Issei's heart and imbues him with his power, resurrecting him as one of the Twilight Caste of the Solar Exalted. Wielding the power of the sun in his right hand and the Red Dragon Emperor in his left, Issei emerges into the supernatural world as an independent power rather than a servant of devils.
  • Comments: A Quest - a Choose Your Own Adventure story controlled by the readers - where everyone's favorite Chivalrous Pervert Butt-Monkey gets a little more chivalrous, a little less humiliated, and a lot more "lucky". Visitors should consider themselves warned that Questionable Questing hosts some highly NSFW content elsewhere on the site, though Trials itself is perfectly safe-for-work. Additional NSFW scenes from this quest can also be found elsewhere on QQ.

A Demon Lord's Hero by Fahad09

  • Recommended by 7137
  • Crossover with Fate/stay night
  • Status: Dormant (last updated December 2017)
  • Synopsis: When Shirou sold his soul to the Devil, he thought he was prepared for anything. He wasn't. He didn't expect him to be a her. Or dressed up as a magical girl carrying a pink wand tipped with a cheerful yellow star. Her being a prankster, however, didn't come as much of a surprise. You know, the Bible would have been a whole lot more interesting if they included stuff like this. Complete AU
  • Comments: Reactions are extremely polarizing. There's either love or hate with not much middle ground. If you like fics that go against canon and are OK with some (deliberate) OO Cness, then odds are you'll like this fic. If not, then odds are you won't.

Topple Your Kings by S. Silea

  • Recommended by 7137, NHO, Andrzej.
  • Crossover with Code Geass
  • Status: Dormant (last updated June, 2017)
  • Synopsis: The board was wiped clean with Lelouch's death, and he found it replaced anew upon his awakening. When pieces begin to make themselves known, what else can he do but play?
  • Comments: Steady pacing, POV switches, world-building, and exquisite characterization of Lelouch especially. Lelouch is very much the same Magnificent Bastard that he was in canon.
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Death's Journey: Smokes and Shadows by DanzyDanz

  • Recommended by Troper
  • Crossover with Anime/Various
  • Status: Dormant; last updated April 2018
  • Synopsis: Who would have thought, Death found his joy living among the weak.
  • Comments: Interesting Lore, well-written in third person perspective, the characters stayed in their characters and the OCs are not bland. The Romance are unforced and natural, not tedious, which is a rare find in this fandom.

A Devil's Diamond by Mugiwara N0 Luffy

  • Recommended by Bill The Something, nitewind
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Synopsis: Issei and Josuke expected life to be a lot simpler. That was until the day one of them was killed by a fallen angel. Now Issei has become the servant of a devil, and Josuke's coming along for the ride with him. Join these two as they go through a bizarre adventure together with Rias and her peerage.
  • Comments: A great story that manged to mesh both series to amazingly well

Scales and Flower Petals by zenithzwei

  • Recommended by The Kids Arent Alright
  • Crossover with Yuki Yuna is a Hero
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Issei thought wherever he goes to, his daily life will never change. But wait, what is this 'Hero Club? Why is he in a forest with a gigantic monster approaching him? And since when did the other club members dressed strangely? Honestly, he should've known that his destiny is never to be a normal person with a normal life...
  • Comments: A good story that mesh both series pretty well, the character interactions are pretty good and how zenithzwei managed to combine two settings with such different world-building was astounding for this troper. Even if one isn't really appreciative of Issei's canon personality one should give it a go.

Fate:stay night: Dragon of Dragons by Starlight's Poet

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with Fate/stay night
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: In one world, Issei Hyoudou died, and came back a Servant of Rias Gremory. In another, he found himself involved in a figurative 'holy war'. A grail that can grant omnipotent wishes? Fast way to become a Harem King! ...if he can survive the other enemy Masters first. Hey, at least he's got a smoking hot Servant with him!
  • Comments: In this story, the events of High School DxD happen sixty years after the events of Fate/Stay Night and Shirou and Rin are Issei's grandparents (their daughter, Issei's mother, was a Muggle Born of Mages, but Issei inherited the potential). Issei's Servant is Altera from Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star or Fate/Grand Order. In addition to Boosted Gear, Issei starts getting taught magic. There are bold changes from canon, like since Altera stops Raynare from killing Issei, he doesn't get reincarnated as a devil and Issei chooses not to join Rias' peerage because he was offended that they knew Raynare was stalking him and didn't do anything to stop it. There is also a mystery of why the Holy Grail War is starting again after Rin and Lord El-Melloi II dismantled the Greater Grail.

Fate:stay night: The Dragon of the Seventh Heaven by Starlight's Poet

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with Fate/stay night
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: On the day before he was to die, Issei Hyoudou received a deck of cards, albeit very bizarre ones. The next day, just before Issei is about to be to killed by Raynare, an unknown power awakens within. Reviving lost souls? Cute monster girls? Angels and demons? Not quite what he pictured his life when dealing with insanely hot women.
  • Comments: The premise is similar to Fate:stay night: Dragon of Dragons, except here, the Nasuverse and DxD worlds are separate. The dimension traveler Zelretch gives Issei the deck of Servant Cards to amuse himself. There is no Holy Grail War and Issei does not have Boosted Gear. Instead, he somehow possesses the Third Magic, Heaven's Feel, giving him the power to truly incarnate a Heroic Spirit into flesh and blood. With Tamamo no Mae by his side, and possibly more Heroic Spirits on the way, he must survive in this world of Devils and Fallen Angels. Issei's classmate Aika Kiryu also gets more involved with the plot.
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The Dragon, The Devil, and The Deviluke by RoboVolcano4

  • Recommended by CCPDarkraiRules
  • Crossover with To Love-Ru
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Issei Hyoudou: pervert, older brother, pawn to the Gremory family heiress, future Harem King, and...King of the Universe? I'm pretty sure that one is a mistake. The young devil had life going pretty well for him, but, his life and his entire family and friend's lives were all changed, whether for better or worse, with the appearance of a pink-haired alien in his bathtub.

A Fake Familiar by Paragon of Awesomeness

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with Fate/stay night
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2018
  • Synopsis: Rias Gremory was enjoying a normal day living her double life as a high school beauty and a Devil, when three marks appear on her hand. After discovering that these marks are designed for the purpose of contracting a powerful familiar, she eagerly goes through with the ritual she learns. What she summons though, is a kind of familiar that not even a Devil could ever have imagined.
  • Comments: Rias' Servant is none other than Archer. While he's not sure if there is a Holy Grail War going on or not, he serves Rias' peerage faithfully (especially bonding with Koneko, who reminds him of Illya) and remains vigilant. It's really hilarious how he constantly gets disgusted by Issei's perversion. The story's only flaw is that the author takes several months between updates.

Dance With the Devil by Nanya and Innortal

  • Recommended by Dkbananaramma
  • Crossover with Ranma ½ and Darkstalkers
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Jedah Dohma, one of the three rulers of Makai, was always scheming and planning. Even when things don't go the way he expects, he can work with it. If the end result is amusing and gives him information, then he doesn't care about the fallout. Even if the fallout affects Earth, Makai, Heaven, Hell and everywhere in-between.
  • Comments: Ranma, meet Lilith, then meet Issei and the world of Dxd, Hilarity Ensues as a result. This fic is hilarious, fun and updates quite frequently while veering very close to lemon territory without going all the way there. Since it's written by Nanya of "The Relationships Series" and "Blood That Flows" fame, you know it has decent quality to it. Updates are very frequent.

The Red Dragon's Saber by Captain Bell

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with Fate/stay night
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: When Asia Argento was about to be taken away by Raynare's forces, Issei Hyoudou desperately pleaded for someone to save her. A miracle happens and Issei inadvertently summons Saber. This Saber is the one waiting in Avalon for her beloved Shirou Emiya to find her. To honor Shirou's dream of becoming a hero, she agrees to help them and becomes Issei's Servant.
  • Comments: The author assures that Saber will not be joining Issei's harem and is Shirou's and Shirou's alone. Her sudden appearance and advanced powers cause a lot of confusion and Entertainingly Wrong moments for all the parties.
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