The 10 Most Notorious High School DxD Villains, Ranked

In today’s article, we will be taking a look at some of the best villains from the High School DxD anime series.

The best shows are always known for their amazing storylines. But can you imagine a fantastic series without a powerful, cunning, and selfish antagonist? No, right?

Without antagonists, the show will be bland and boring. In today’s article, we are talking about antagonists from one of the best anime series of all time, High School DxD. It goes without saying that High School DXD is popular for its fanservice, but it is also famous for its antagonists. There are dozens of them with unique characteristics and powers.

So let’s start with the journey, where we will list some of the amazing villains from High School DxD.

10. Kuroka

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Kuroka is one of the sexiest villains in High School DxD. She is one of the members of Team Vali and was an ex-member of the Khaos Brigade. She is also called Nekomata.

Kuroka is also the older sister of Koneko.

She is one of the SS-class rank Stray Devils and one of the most wanted criminals of the Underworld.

In the past, she used to serve her master. She gained a great deal of magical power while training as a bishop, thanks to her Senjutsu and Youjutsu techniques. Because of this, she easily surpassed her own master.

Later on, she killed her master. Other people assumed that she had killed him because she was drunk. But that was not the whole truth.

She killed him to protect her little sister, Koneko. Later on, she got scared of her own sister and left her. This led Kuroka to become the SS-Class Stray Devil and one of the villains of High School DxD.

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9. Arthur Pendragon

Arthur Pendragon

He is one of the villains who later turned into an anti-hero in the light novel High School DxD and its anime adaptation series. He is one of the members of Vali’s Team. Along with the witch Morgan Le Fay, he is a descendant of the legendary King Arthur.

Arthur is the older brother of Le Fay Pendragon. He was also one of the two best swordsmen in the Khaos Brigade.

He is mostly calm and polite and acts like a gentleman. But he is obsessed with finding a strong opponent who is worthy to carry his sword, “Holy King Sword Caliburn.

Before joining Vali’s Team, he was officially a member of the Hero Faction and a rival of Siegfried.

8. Fenrir


Fenrir is one of the members of the Khaos Brigade. He looks like a wolf with giant fangs. He has killed a god, Satan, and a legendary dragon.

Fenrir is the first son of Loki and Angrboa in Norse mythology. He is also the older brother of Midgardsormr.

He was also considered to be one of the most dangerous and strongest beasts formed by Loki.

Fenrir had powers to beat his rivals, the Two Heavenly Dragons, and was nicknamed the God-Devouring Wolf.

Fenrir’s most powerful attributes were his fangs and claws. As shown in the series, he was able to pierce through the Scale Mail armor with ease. He was also able to move at godlike speed.

7. Kalawarner


Kalawarner is a fallen angel who later joined forces with Raynare to steal sacred gear from Asia. She is also one of the hottest villains in High school dxd.

Kalawarner was arrogant and cynical woman who also tended to look down on her rivals. Her only goal was to kill Issei. And for that, she was helping Raynare defeat him alongside her. She was both cruel and manipulative.

She attacked Issei on his first errand as a devil, which was visiting Koneko’s regular client, Morisawa. Even though she was on the winning side, she had to retreat. This is because Issei activated his Sacred Gear in its secondary critical state for the first time.

Later in the series, she joins forces with Dohnaseek and Mittelt to fight Rias and Akeno.

She was defeated by Rias’ Power of Destruction, which was awakened because she had made fun of Issei.

6. Kokabiel

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Kokabiel was one of the main antagonists in the first half of the second season. He is also known as the leader of the fallen angels and as Girgori.

He was a barbarous warlord who tremendously believes that the Fallen Angels are the strongest and most powerful race amongst all. And he was striving to prove it.

He desperately wanted to start another great war but faced a strong rejection from Azazel himself.

Because of which he hated Azazel, assuming that he was defiling the fallen angels.

Later on in the series, Kokabiel and his followers, Freed and Valper, stole three of the seven Excaliburs from the Church. All so they could start a great war.

When Michael sent his two exorcists, Irina Shidou and Xenovia, to Japan to retrieve the stolen Excaliburs, he turned his attention to the Kuoh Academy. This is where both the Gremory and Sitri clans had attended the session.

He assumed that by killing them, he would be able to start a second great war, thus his attack on Kuoh Academy.

He easily defeated Rias and her comrade, but was later defeated by Vali Lucifer. Lucifer came to stop him under the order of Azazel.

After he was defeated, he was sealed in Cocytus by Azazel. Cocytus is the deepest part of the underworld.

5. Cao Cao

Cao Cao

Cao Cao is one of the strongest villains in High school dxd. He was the leader of the Hero Faction of the Khaos Brigade.

Cao Cao is the wielder of the Ultimate Longinus, also known as True Longinus.

He was a descendant of Cao Cao from the Chinese novel “The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.”

In Volume 17 of the light novel series, the Cao Cao had become Indra’s vanguard after Sun Wukong retired.

Cao Cao had made his first appearance during Issei’s class trip to Kyoto. He and the rest of the members of Hero Faction summoned the Great Red, which was ultimately stopped by Issei and his teammates. Along with Sun Wukong’s last-minute intervention.

During the fight, Cao Cao lost one of his eyes to a final blow from Issei. Cao Cao had reappeared in the Underworld, where Issei and the Gremory crew had defeated the Hero Faction.

He challenged Issei to fight him. He easily dominated Issei in the fight at the start, but later on he was defeated by Issei’s bullet with Samael’s blood.

In his last attempt to defeat Issei, Cao Cao tried to use the Truth Idea. Which ultimately didn’t work because of the will of God in the True Longinus. Which has chosen Issei’s dreams over the Cao Cao ambitions.

4. Raynare

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Raynare was the Fallen Angel and one of the villains of the Eroge light novel series High School DxD. She was one of the villains in its anime adaptation series as well. She was the main antagonist of Volume 1 and a posthumous antagonist for the rest of the series.

Raynare was the ex-girlfriend of Issei Hyoudou, our protagonist. She killed him, but Rias revived her, and later, Issei himself killed her to save Asia.

Raynare has come just to fulfill the duty given to her by Azazel to keep a close eye on Issei. For the same reason, she has disguised herself as a human named Yuuma Amano. Her goal was to become Issei’s girlfriend.

But at the end of their date, she didn’t follow the order of Azazel and killed him as per her will.

3. Loki

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Loki is considered to be an evil god in Norse mythology. He is also the one of the main villains in volume 7 of High school dxd light novel series.

He has also appeared in an anime adaptation of the series “High School DxD: Born.

Loki is arrogant, and his only goal is to destroy the world.

He is one of the most powerful gods in Norse mythology.

He was so powerful that he could take on the Occult Research Club members named Azazel and Baraqiel single-handedly at the same time. This shows his power is beyond that of a Satan-class Devil. 

Not only that, but he was also an expert in Norse magic. Therefore, he was able to use different types of Norse magic without any difficulty.

Loki was also not easily affected by any damage, as shown in the series. He even took a full blow from Durandal and was uninjured.

He was also able to take Issei’s attack, which was boosted several times and caused him only a slight burn to his hand. And that Vali’s Norse Magic with little injury in the show.

2. Vali Lucifer

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Vali Lucifer is one of the antagonists in the High School DXD series and the leader of the Khaos Brigade, also known as Vali’s Team. He is a descendant of the original Lucifer and possesses one of the dragons named “Albion.” He also wields the Divine Dividing Sacred Gear.

Vali wielded the power of the white dragon. That makes him the direct rival of the red dragon possessor, Issei Hyoudou.

Vali was being abandoned during the peace treaty. Because of which he betrayed Azazel and joined the Khaos Brigade.

He then fought against our main protagonist, Issei, to prove himself powerful. While at first he was criticising Issei due to his background. But later on, he grew interested in Issei after Issei managed to start overpowering him. However, he was not using his full strength.

Regardless, the fight ended without any conclusion. This was thanks to the sudden appearance of Bikou, who asked Vali to retreat.

1. Ophis

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Ophis is one of the villains in the High School DxD series. She is the founder and former leader of the Khaos Brigade. She is also one of the most powerful dragons to have ever existed. That is, until she was depowered in the Heroic Oppai Dragon arc by Samael’s curse. Lilith, her clone, was born as a result of this.

It is said that she was born in darkness and rarely shows any kind of emotion. Her sole goal was to get Great Red out of the dimensional chasm in order to obtain the “silence.” Issei has described her as an honest and pure dragon who is, in fact, naive.

Azazel indicated that she has changed because of her interaction with humanity. Which is a mystery to all.

In a side story about Ophis, she was somehow really rude yet accurately described humanity.


The anime series has such a long list of characters that it’s really hard to determine who the strongest one is amongst them. But even though I tried to put all the strongest top 10 villains from the series High School DxD, who is your favourite antagonist from the series? Let me know in the comment section!

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