The Angels (天使 Tenshi) are one of the Three Factions in High School DxD, alongside the Devils and Fallen Angels.


Originating from Heaven, the Angels are powerful beings who serve the Biblical God, and have the powers to inflict pain upon Devils/demons due to their light-based powers. Unlike Devils and Fallen Angels, Angels need to purify themselves when having sex and both the Angel and partner must undergo a lengthy purification ritual (it takes several days). They must also need to do it inside a specially crafted barrier and they both must not harbor any kind of possessive feelings while doing it, rather it must be done out of pure love. After the death of the [http:// Biblical God] in the Great War of the Three Factions, the Angels were incapable of increasing their numbers normally until the creation of the [http:// Brave Saint] system which allows the Angels to reincarnate [http:// humans] into Angels.

In [http:// Volume 12], it is revealed that there are also traitors in the Heavens who were giving out information to the [http:// Khaos Brigade]. Ironically, these top-class Angels were able to do so without falling due to a loophole in Heaven's system. These Angels, however, became Fallen Angels after leaving the Heavens and escaping to the Khaos Brigade.


All Angels have light-based abilities that can cause severe damage to Devils, and can create numerous light-based weapons such as spears, arrows, and swords, with the spear being the most commonly used weapon.

After God's death in the Great War, the Brave Saint system was created by the current God, the Archangel Michael, to increase their lost numbers by reincarnating humans into Angels. Reincarnated Angels can also use their traits better when acting as a group.

Angels, like other factions, have their own system of magic and spells.

How Angels look likeEdit

All Angels have white wings and a halo above their head, the only exception being the Archangel Michael who has golden wings and halos on his head. Also, their power is denoted by the number of wings they have (Dulio, for example, has five sets of wings).