Akeno Himejima is one of the main female protagonists of High School DxD and a reincarnated Devil. Prior to becoming a Devil, she used to live with her mother, Shuri Himejima, and assist her in exorcising and purifying evil ghosts and spirits. However, this changed after her mother was killed, forcing her to fend for herself at a tender age and carve out a living by exorcising spirits. Due to her belief that her father abandoned her and her mother, she developed a hatred for him and cast aside her Fallen Angel heritage, refusing to acknowledge her powers. After being hunted down by the Himejima Clan and on the verge of being killed, she was rescued by Rias Gremory and allowed to go free after agreeing to certain conditions, subsequently becoming her closest friend. Later, she gets reincarnated as a Devil by Rias, becoming her first servant and Queen.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 8-C | 7-A. 7-A with summons
Name: Akeno Himejima, "Priestess of Thunder and Lightning"
Origin: High School DxD
Age: 18 (Early Series), 19 (Final Arc)
Classification: Fallen Angel / Human hybrid, Reincarnated Devil, High-class Devil, Member of DxD
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Aura, Magic, Flight, Longevity, Summoning, Purification (Type 2 ), Shapeshifting, Teleportation, Illusion Creation, Forcefield Creation, Enhanced Senses, Air Manipulation, Oni Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Holy Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Mind Manipulation, Mist Manipulation, Water Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Cloth Manipulation, Lightning Manipulation, Extrasensory Perception, Homing Attack with Lightning Dragons, Paralysis Inducement with lightning, Creation (Devils can create things out of thin air depending on their imagination), Limited Weather Manipulation (Can control and generate thunderclouds), Stealth Mastery (Can hide her presence to avoid detection ), Non-Physical Interaction (Characters in the series can interact with spirits which are stated to lack physical form ), Resistance to Memory Manipulation (Retained her memories of Raynare after she wiped the memories of everyone who knew about herself in human disguise)
Attack Potency: Building level (Utilizes real lightning, which contains this level of energy. Demolished a gymnasium with her lightning ) | Mountain level (Heavily injured Chaos Drive Siegfried with her lightning. Erased one of Grendel's fireballs  and inflicted damage on him with her Lightning Dragons ). Mountain level with summons (Ura and Ibaraki Douji could easily deflect Rossweisse's offensive spells )
Lifting Strength: At least Superhuman
Striking Strength: Unknown. Mountain Class with summons (Ura and Ibaraki Douji physically repelled Rossweisse's offensive spells)
Durability: Building level with barriers | Mountain level (More durable than Yuuto, who possesses the weakest defense in the Gremory group. Her defensive magic circles blocked attacks from Grendel ). Mountain level with summons
Range: Several hundred meters
- Oni Mask: As a result of her heritage, Akeno can summon oni who she has made contracts with through a special mask. She can call forth two six meter tall oni known as Ura, a well known evil oni from the story of Momotarou, and Ibaraki Douji, a legendary onigami who acts as the right hand man of Shuten Douji, one of the three great youkai of Japan. Both of them possess horns and fangs and are equipped with large studded clubs.
Intelligence: Akeno has shown to be talented in several areas of magic and demonic energy, having a mastery of a diverse array of elemental spells, along with proficiency in defense magic.
Weaknesses: Holy / light based abilities and weaponry. Akeno is a sadist and will sometimes take her time when fighting her foes
Notable Attacks/ Techniques:
- Holy Power: As the daughter of Baraqiel; a Cadre, she has the ability to utilize holy power due to her Fallen Angel heritage. She can combine it with her lightning magic to create Holy Lightning.
- Holy Lightning: Akeno's signature skill. She can manipulate lightning capable of paralysing and burning targets upon contact. As it is imbued with the power of light, it inflicts increased damage on demonic entities. She can shape the lightning into the form of multiple large eastern dragons which can change their trajectory to devour targets. Additionally, she can manipulate and project bolts of lightning from the sky or thunderclouds.
- Fallen Angel Mode : By making her holy lightning blood denser, she achieved a form where she gained six black fallen angel wings which strengthens her Holy Lightning, making her appear more like a Top-Tier Fallen Angel. At first, it required the usage of two special bracelets created by Azazel, however, she soon became able to enter this form on her own. In True Volume 2, Akeno's strength increases to the point of gaining eight black wings.
Key: Post-Volume 2 | Post-Volume 16
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