|“||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 a dragon with the appearance of a large white Western Dragon, with blue eyes and two gold horns. He resembles that of the serpent known as Gwiber, which has a snake-like appearance.
Albion's personality has changed a great deal as time has passed. At first, he had a great deal of pride in himself, though he admits he had an intense rivalry with Ddraig, the other Heavenly Dragon. As of late, 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 counsellor 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, an 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 become 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.
Albion was briefly mentioned at the end of Volume 2 by Ddraig, who he referred to as the "White One".
Albion appears at the end of Volume 3 along with Vali.
In Volume 7, when Ddraig was attempting to talk to him, he shunned Ddraig, claiming that he does not have any Breast Dragon Emperor as his rival, then the two of them cried. While crying, Ddraig protested, claiming that it is all Issei's fault as the two of them questioned how the two proud Heavenly Dragons had become like this.
In Volume 16, Albion was saved by Ddraig from breaking down mentally due to the appearance of Fafnir, with Ddraig telling him that Fafnir isn't the Dragon that they used to know. He then proceeded to enter a conversation with Ddraig, telling their possessors to be quiet for a while. He later encouraged Ddraig when he snapped after the Two Heavenly Dragons were mocked by Euclid Lucifuge.
In Volume 17, with Ddraig, Vritra, and Fafnir's help, they were able to convince the past hosts of Divine Dividing to help them, resulting in Issei being able to use Dividing Wyvern Fairy freely.
In Volume 21, during Qlippoth's attack, Vali was fighting against Aži Dahāka who proved difficult to beat. The Evil Dragon then requested to see "Gwiber's" true power, though Albion replied to him that that name and power which he greatly disliked had been sealed away but regardless of that, Aži Dahāka still demanded to see his poison which contradicted his pure white body, leaving Albion in a complex state of mind. Vali suspected that his Dragon's emotions towards a power he hated in the past may have become conflicted due to them interacting with Issei and Ddraig too often.
After Vali had broken free from Aži Dahāka's illusion, Albion, who had an insight into his consciousness, makes a resolve to pick up the name he had discarded once again. This act of accepting himself caused his sealed power to be released as Ophis' consciousness appeared and also granted them her power in a way that was similar to what she did with Issei. Together the three of them created a new chant that morphed the dragon armor into their own variation of the DxD armor known as Diabolos Dragon Lucifer.
Red Dragon Emperor of the Blazing Truth × White Dragon Emperor of the Morning Star: The True Dragon(s) of the Kuoh AcademyEdit
In Volume 24, just before Vali's match with Rias, when Vali had almost arrived back to the waiting room after coming across Lavinia along the way, Albion laughed lightly as he asked his host how does it feel to have his princess cheer for him. In response, Vali continued to act as if it was none of his concern. Later when Vali had a one-on-one fight with Crom Cruach, he asked Albion in his eyes how he'd measure the difference between himself and Crom, to which the White Dragon answered that Vali had the upper hand in terms of skill, technique and speed but Crom Cruach was better in overall destructive power.
Albion reappeared in True Volume 3 after the defeat of Erebus and Tartarus, hearing the news about the Fake Heavenly Dragons appearing at England, telling that they should deal with the fakes and show him his new power.
In True Volume 4, Albion arrived with Vali and the rest of his team to England and learned from Crom that he sent Bova Tannin to Dragon Range for training, surprising both Albion and Ddraig for learning its existing and expressing an interest to visit the Dragon Range. Albion remained silent after listening the discussion between Ddraig and Crom about dealing with the Fake Heavenly Dragons. When Uther Pendragon arrived to greet his children and the members of Team DxD to thank them for accepting his request, and tells Albion and Vali that he depending the conspicuous service, which they agree fearlessly. As Team DxD begin their operation, Albion witnessed the Fake Heavenly Dragons appearing at the skies of London and exposing themselves to the citizens, with Albion calling it a unpleasant feeling and he and Vali revealed their new power by manifesting Albion without the need of time limit, shocking both Issei and Ddraig. After Issei manifested Ddraig, the two dragons looked at the skies of their home country that made feel nostalgic and they encouraged their respective partners to win against their opponents and flew together with Ddraig and Crom to the location of the Fake Heavenly Dragons.
Albion, Ddraig, and Crom flew at high speed in the skies of the deserted London to deal with the Fake Heavenly Dragons and encounter a a clone of Aži Dahāka that was created by Angra Mainyu and Albion finding it a disgrace for Vali’s previous match against the original. Albion took on the fake version of Ddraig while the real Ddraig fought against the fake version of himself and Crom taking on Aži Dahāka II, but they unable to defeat them as kept regenerating themselves and decided to keep fighting them until Angra is defeated. After Angra was defeated by Issei that causes the Fakes to disappear, Albion and Ddraig went to the artificial London and congratulated their respective partners for defeating their opponents and informed Vali that Crom flew elsewhere after the battle.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Immense Strength: As one of the Heavenly Dragons, Albion possesses great strength. Prior to being sealed within the Divine Dividing, Albion's power was stated to surpass that of the current Dragon Kings, and also he and Ddraig are stated to have power rivaling both Gods and Satans. Azazel also mentions that at their prime condition, Ddraig and Albion are far stronger than the three known strongest Evil Dragons: Crom Cruach, Aži Dahāka and Apophis. In the past, the previous leaders of the Three Great Factions had to temporarily ally with each other to stop the destructive rampage of Albion and Ddraig which was interfering with the Great War; according to many, he and Ddraig possesses power that would place them among the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World". Albion showcased his strength when was resurrected, during his battle with the Fake Heavenly Dragons; where he defeated the Fake Ddraig who is said to have strength 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 living beings, including Gods. Even their souls are cut down bit by bit. However, this ability is ineffective towards Great Red, Ophis and Ddraig.
Power Division and Absorption (力を「半減」と「吸収」, Chikara Hangen to Kyūshū): A power he developed as he battled Ddraig over the years, Albion is famed for his ability to divide an opponent's strength and absorb that halved power to add to his own.
Reflect (リフレクト, Rifurekuto): 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 as well. 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 from 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.