|“||Ddraig and I rely on our claws, fangs, ambition, and aura; we rely on our pure power to fight and enhance each other! Since I’m known as one of the Two Heavenly Dragons alongside Ddraig, poison is not a necessary thing to me!||”|
–Albion to Aži Dahāka, Volume 21, Life.Lucifer Dawn of the Morning Star —Death Match—
Albion is one of the Two Heavenly Dragons and the arch-rival of Ddraig. He is called the White Dragon, also known as the Vanishing Dragon, Albion Gwiber, White Dragon Emperor and White Dragon Emperor of Supremacy. He is currently residing within the Longinus, Divine Dividing, wielded by Vali Lucifer.
Albion is an enormous white western dragon described as having a beautiful pure white body, he has blue eyes, two golden horns, and unlike most western dragons, he has feathered wings.
Albion's personality has changed a great deal as time has passed. In the past, he felt lonely as a result of his poison and immense power, as no one wanted to come and challenge him. This changed as he met Ddraig, whose intense rivalry inspired him to become "a brave and fearless dragon on par with him."
In the modern day, he has become somewhat depressed over the fact that he has become known as the Butt Dragon Emperor.
As of Volume 15, it has been revealed that like Ddraig, he also needs a counselor because of the Butt Dragon Emperor related things. Nevertheless, he has shown that he cares a great deal about his current host, Vali, as much as Ddraig cares about Issei, despite the fact that their hosts are the ones responsible for their demeaning nicknames.
Although he and Albion are powerful enough to challenge Gods and Satans, they both agreed to avoid fighting Evil Dragons, claiming that they are more brutal than other dragons.
He has also shown that he really likes his current lifestyle, which doesn't involve fighting his rival every time they meet, but knows that there will eventually be a time when he and Vali must fight Ddraig and Issei.
In the past, being known as Gwiber, Albion was an invincible Dragon and was notably feared for his venomous ability which can even kill Gods easily, and due to this fearful power, he was always lonely and resented using it. Although being overwhelmingly powerful, Albion was depressed due to having no equal to stand up against him until he met his soon to be arch-rival: the Welsh Dragon Ddraig, a being who was immune to his venom. Excited at the fact that there was an entity that could rival his power, Albion sealed his poison and soon resorted to becoming stronger through his rival, eventually developing techniques such as Divide and Reflect and both eventually became known as the Two Heavenly Dragons. During their many battles to improve themselves, both the Heavenly Dragons rampaged in the Realm of the Dead.
At one point in their heated rivalry, while Albion was fighting Ddraig, their battle was interrupted by the Angels, Devils, and Fallen Angels who were at war during the time. In anger, both Dragons attacked the leaders of the Three Factions, which led to their bodies being destroyed and their souls being sealed into two separate Sacred Gears, with Albion being placed inside the Sacred Gear, Divine Dividing.
Over the centuries, Albion has met with countless hosts possessing his Sacred Gear, some of whom have faced off against possessors hosting Ddraig's spirit to continue the Dragon's long-lasting rivalry, up until his current host; Vali Lucifer.
Powers & Abilities
Immense Strength: As one of the Heavenly Dragons, Albion possesses immense power stated to be among the highest among dragons, surpassed by Ophis and Great Red. Before being sealed in Divine Dividing, his powers were stated to surpass the current Dragon Kings, rivaling the Four Great Satans and Gods. Azazel states that in their prime, Albion and Ddraig were stronger than the three Strongest Evil Dragons: Crom Cruach (pre-training), Aži Dahāka and Apophis. As a true testament to this, the original Three Factions' Leaders had allied themselves together to kill the Heavenly Dragons; their powers would have placed them among the Top 10 Strongest Beings in the World if they hadn't been sealed. After being resurrected, Albion showcased his strength during their battle against the Fake Heavenly Dragons, defeating the Fake Ddraig who was stated to be above a Dragon King.
Reduce (減少, Genshō): Albion's original ability. He has a unique blend of venom that is capable of reducing the existence of all organic matter, including Gods. Even their souls are cut down bit by bit. However, this is ineffective against Great Red, Ophis, and Ddraig.
Division and Absorption (半減と吸収, Hangen to Kyūshū): A power he developed as he battled Ddraig over the course of their rivalry, Albion is famed for his ability to divide an opponent's strength and absorb that halved power to add to his own.
Reflect (反射, Hansha): In Volume 16, it was revealed that Albion possesses the ability to reflect attacks to a certain degree.
Dragon Aura: Albion can fire aura bullets with his dragon aura and aura breath. He used his aura breath to piece through the Fake Ddraig's chest, killing him instantly.
Telepathy: Albion, like Ddraig, can communicate through others as he usually speaks to Vali often and to other Dragons, particularly Ddraig.
Flight: Being a Dragon, Albion possesses the ability to fly.
- Albion's name comes from the ancient Greek word for Great Britain.
- Albion is the oldest known name of the island of Great Britain. Today, it is still sometimes used poetically to refer to the island.
- In Latin, Albion is connected to albus which means "white" in reference to the White Cliffs of Dover.
- If Albion or Ddraig were not sealed inside their respective Sacred Gears, their strength would place them among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World".
- Albion's title White Dragon Emperor (白龍皇) is loosely based on the name of the Pokemon Raikou (雷皇).
- Like Ddraig, Albion is based on the two warring dragons in Welsh mythology with Albion based on the white dragon that represented England.
- Albion is also the name of many streets in England.
- The Welsh Gwiber is a type of Wyvern that walks by crawling on its knuckles. Their scales are spoon shaped and incredibly tough. Believed to have once been Adders, this dragon retains its slender and snake-like appearance in-build.
- High School DxD novel; Volume 2 Afterwords
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