By this Holy King Sword Collbrande, be it Fenrir's blood or dimensional space, all will be cut!

–Arthur Pedragon while fighting Fenrir's child, Volume 7, Life.4

Arthur Pendragon is a member of the Vali Team that was previously affiliated with the Khaos Brigade, now a part of Team DxD. He is a descendant of King Arthur, as well as a descendant of the witch Morgan le Fay, and is the older brother of Le Fay Pendragon.

He was one of the two best swordsmen of the Khaos Brigade alongside Siegfried of the Hero Faction and is known as The Strongest Holy Sword User.

Appearance

Arthur is a bespectacled young man with blond hair with a strand of hair across his face, who is usually dressed in a business suit.

Personality

Arthur is calm, polite, and a gentleman. He appears to be obsessed with finding an opponent suitable for his Holy King Sword, Caliburn. He is also a caring and a loving person as he cares deeply for his little sister, comrades, and allies. He is also an indulgent person, as he pays his debt to Issei for taking care of Le Fay. Fenrir claims he can't help but notice the "nothingness" inside him.

History

Arthur comes from the noble House of the Pendragon which consists of the descendants of King Arthur. He left the house after taking the Holy King Sword with him becoming an outcast and joining the Khaos Brigade in an attempt to seek strong foes. Arthur was originally part of the Hero Faction where he was Siegfried's rival before leaving the Hero Faction to join the Vali Team.

It was revealed in the short story Maid of the House of Pendragon that one of the reasons he left the House was to protect his lover: Elaine Westcott.[1]

Powers & Abilities

Natural-born Holy Sword Wielder: Arthur is a natural-born Holy Sword wielder and is able to wield the strongest Holy Sword.

Immense Combat Skills: Arthur is a top notch fighter with tremendous skill in combat. Despite being a human, he could fight and survive battles against extremely dangerous supernatural beings as shown when he assisted his fellow Vali Team members in the fight against Loki and Fenrir and succeeded in killing one of Fenrir's sons as if he is toying with them. During the Demonic Beast Riot and Vali Team's attack on Hades' palace, he succeeded in killing many Grim Reapers; which is an incredible feat as even a Low-Class Grim Reaper is stronger than an average Middle-Class Devil. He, along with his teammates, was even able to hold their own against Aži Dahāka, an immensely powerful Evil Dragon. Vali even considers him one of the five candidates for the strongest human.

  • Master Swordsman: Arthur is a master swordsman capable of wielding the Caliburn, the Sword in the Stone and the most powerful Holy Sword in existence, a testament to his strength and skills. His mastery of the sword is so immense that he was able to fight Vasco Strada, an immensely powerful master swordsman, to a standstill without actually using his full strength. Issei upon witnessing Arthur' abilities commented that the skills of Yuuto and Xenovia, who are sword masters themselves, are vastly inferior to Arthur. In Volume 24, Arthur is able to hold his own against Vasco Strada in a very long fight, even after Vasco Strada is restored to his prime by the efforts of Valerie, Gasper, and Koneko.

Immense Speed: Arthur is shown to be extremely fast in battle, being able to move as fast as Vasco Strada during their duel.

Magic: In Volume 15, Arthur can use magic to store away Caliburn in another dimension and summon it back when he needed it. He can use magic to fly in mid air.

Flight: During the events of Volume 19, Arthur has demonstrated the ability to stay afloat in mid-air.

Equipment

Caliburn (コールブランドカリバーン, Karibān): Arthur's main weapon. The ultimate Holy Sword and the Sword in the Stone. The Caliburn can generate an extremely massive amount of Holy aura that surpasses even that of Excalibur and Durandal and is capable of ripping through space. Arthur can also use Caliburn to teleport himself or others to any location and can open small spatial portals to teleport its blade to strike enemies from any direction unexpectedly.

Formerly

Excalibur Ruler (支配の聖剣エクスカリバー・ルーラー, Ekusukaribā Rūrā): Arthur previously wielded the strongest of the seven Excalibur fragments, Excalibur Ruler, before abandoning the sword and allowing Le Fay to give the Excalibur Ruler to Irina in Volume 11 after Fenrir no longer needed to be controlled by it.

Trivia

  • Arthur is a dedicated tea lover as he is alright with eating any food as long as he can drink first-class black tea along with it, even carrying around a teapot with him to brew tea during mealtimes.[2]
  • After Le Fay decided to take the entrance exam for Kuoh Academy, Arthur inspected the school together with Issei. He also bought the academy's uniform for his sister.[1]
  • Arthur's name has a meaning of "King" which would be referring to the fact he is descended from one.
  • The surname Pendragon is composed of Welsh pen, "head, chief, top" and ddraig, "dragon; warrior" so the full meaning can be "Head dragon/warrior", "Chief dragon/warrior", or "Top dragon/warrior".
  • Arthur is listed among the strongest humans, along with Cao Cao, Tobio, Vasco, and Mitsuya.[3]:
  • Fenrir's description of the "nothingness" inside Arthur could be a reference to the aptly named concept in the "Book of Void/Nothingness" of Musashi Miyamoto's "Book of Five Rings", described as the vital concept and core of the legendary swordsman's own martial arts.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Light Novel DX.5, Life.2 Maid of the House of Pendragon
  2. Light Novel Volume 15, Episode Azazel.1
  3. Light Novel Volume 24, Life.4 The Limits of HumanityVasco Strada and Ultimate Evil DragonCrom Cruach

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