|“||A world of silence. I would like to return to the Dimensional Gap that is my home... and reclaim that silence. That is all.||”|
Ophis is the Dragon God known as the Ouroboros Dragon and the Infinite Dragon God. She is the former leader of the Khaos Brigade. She is one of the most powerful Dragons in existence, even after losing a large part of her powers in Volume 11 because of Samael's curse. These powers were later used for giving birth to Lilith.
Ophis's current appearance is that of a cute young girl with long black hair down to her hips and black eyes (gray in the anime). Her ears differ from a normal human's as they have pointed tips, although her long black hair makes this feature difficult to notice. Azazel stated that Ophis had the appearance of an old man in the past before changing it.
Her attire consists of a black Gothic Lolita fashion.
However, Ophis is a true shapeshifter, able to freely manipulate her body shape and size to assume any form that she chooses, regardless of her age, race, or gender. Unlike the other Dragons that have large reptilian-like bodies, Ophis is a human-shaped Dragon.
Being born from nothingness, Ophis rarely shows any sort of emotion, only wanting to get rid of the Great Red and return to the Dimensional Gap to obtain "silence". Issei describes Ophis as an honest and pure Dragon who is naive. Azazel indicates Ophis has changed because of her interaction with humanity, but how is never described. Due to her extreme naivety, she acts like a child mimicking actions that catch her attention and always wandering off to anything she finds interesting.
In a side-story, Ophis shows a somewhat rude but accurate way to describe people. She is brutally honest to people as she isn't aware of what she says as she is an emotionless being. Whenever she is asked a question she seems to take interest in, she goes into "?" mode which is where she goes into deep thought about the question asked. Ophis can also be quite cocky as shown in a short story, where she boasted how she is stronger than Michael.
Some time in the distant past, Ophis was born in the Dimensional Gap and lived there as its home. Eventually, long ago, Ophis left the Gap, but when she attempted to return, she found that the Great Red had taken up residence there. Before assuming her current form, she used a different guise in the form of an elderly man. At some point before the start of the series, Ophis became the leader of the Khaos Brigade.
She made her official appearance in Volume 6 in the Underworld to look at the Great Red before retreating. She was asked by Sirzechs, if she would quit the Khaos Brigade, but refused since Sirzechs refused to give her the area of the dimensional rift and to surrender to her rule.
She reappears in Volume 11 at the Hyoudou Residence along with Le Fay Pendragon, Fenrir, and Kuroka, wanting to observe Issei, as he was having unusual growth of powers. Her powers were later stolen by Cao Cao and Georg, who used Samael on her. At the end of Volume 11, she was kidnapped by Shalba Beelzebub with Issei rescuing her, but receiving Samael's curse as a result.
In Volume 12, Ophis and Issei were on top of the Great Red after he passed through the crumbling dimension they were both on, rescuing the two of them. She then used her powers on Great Red's flesh to form a new body for Issei. When Issei returned to the Underworld, Ophis guided Issei by sensing where his friends were, telling him the directions on how to get there. Following the crisis in the Underworld, she moves into the Hyoudou Residence at the end of Volume 12 to continue "observing" Issei much to the shock of the other girls, as a part of her was used to recreate Issei's body with Great Red's flesh.
In Volume 20, Ophis is seen watching over the Spectre Dragon egg whilst Crom Cruach observes her quietly. Issei remarks that Ophis' interest in the egg is probably because she's never seen something being born. Later, when Niðhöggr infiltrates the Hyoudou Residence, Ophis protects Issei's parents from Niðhöggr. However, Ophis is badly injured because she did not retaliate, she was saved when Crom Cruach appeared and scared Niðhöggr away. During Issei's battle with Rizevim, she speaks with him telepathically and together they chant a new chant that temporarily lets Issei borrow her power, which gave him access to a new form; Diabolos Dragon, however the form caused him some him Dragon Deficiency.
In Volume 21, during Issei's battle with Apophis, he asked Ophis for her infinity power to enter his DxD form. Later when Issei wakes up in the in hospital after his fight, Ophis had already transformed into an adult figure of herself, which he notices that he is able to see breasts again. Vali revealed that Ophis had adjusted the borrowed power by stabilizing the infinity power within him to a level that his mind and body could withstand, effectively curing him of his Dragon Deficiency and resulting her current state. When Issei heard about the loss of Azazel, Sirzechs and the others, Ophis and Lilith held his arm ensuring him that they'll always stay with him.
Red Dragon Emperor of the Blazing Truth × White Dragon Emperor of the Morning Star: The True Dragon(s) of the Kuoh Academy
In Volume 22, Ophis reverted back to her younger girl form after sunbathing on the rooftop of the Hyoudou Residence.
Ophis appeared in Volume 23, she played a game with Lilith and Kunou of who can stay underwater the longest in the bathtub.
In Volume 24, almost everyone from the Hyoudou Residence came to have an enjoyable at the school pool, Ophis, Lilith and Kunou in particularly were playing a ball game within the pool. Everyone soon enough went back home when they heard that the parents of all of Issei's fiances have gathered there.
Powers & Abilities
Immense Strength: Ophis is one of the strongest beings in the world. According to Ddraig, her true abilities are stronger than the two Heavenly Dragons at their prime combined. So much so that when her powers were reduced to a level twice as powerful as the Heavenly Dragons, she felt "weak." A single slap will cause others to scream in pain, as seen when Ophis slaps Nurarihyon and a yeti. Ophis in her prime would be roughly equivalent, or perhaps even superior to Trihexa.
Destructive Energy Manipulation: Ophis has shown to be able to create, shape and manipulate destructive energy, capable of annihilating anything without leaving a single trace. After having a portion of her power taken by Samael, her destructive powers have become unstable.
Snakes: Ophis has the ability to manifest her powers in the form of snakes. These snakes have the ability to increase a person's power tremendously by consuming it. Another type of snake she creates can be used to bring out a Sacred Gear's full potential. While this can potentially lead them to achieving Balance Breaker more quickly, it can also break the Sacred Gear, killing the host.
Immense Durability: Being an existence with the power of infinity, Ophis' durability borders on the point of near absolute invulnerability as shown when Ophis was stabbed by the True Longinus, a immensely powerful Sacred Gear capable of slaying Gods, and was completely unaffected when Issei stated that Ophis did not even shed blood. Even after being struck by Samael's extremely deadly dragon slayer poison, all Ophis felt was her power weakened; contrary to Vali who managed to survive due to his vast demonic power, but had to withstand tremendous pain from the poison until he was cured by Sun Wukong, and Issei who has a extremely tenacious durability, was ultimately killed by the same poison.
Dragon God Physiology: As a Dragon God, Ophis possesses a level of power that makes her the strongest and most powerful of all dragon-kind alongside Great Red.
Shapeshifting: Ophis is a true shapeshifter, able to alter her size, apparent age, physical attributes and characteristics, and even her apparent gender. She can also perfectly recreate the voice of any person.
Telepathy: Ophis can sometimes communicate through the minds of others, doing so during Issei`s battle with the Emperor Diehauser Belial and Rizevim Lucifer. During this ordeal, she also mentally chanted alongside Issei and Ddraig to activate the Diabolos Dragon form.
Blessing Inducement: Ophis can 'bless' people, granting them certain advantages. These blessings don't seem to have a negative affect on Devils. With Asia, the blessing has increased her compatibility with Dragons, while with Irina, it has increased her luck. She can also give blessings that allow people to tap into their potential power as shown when she blessed both Issei and Vali, allowing them to unleash her own power of infinity in Diabolos Dragon God (in Issei's case) and the power of Lucifer in tandem with Albion's for Diabolos Dragon Lucifer (in Vali's).
Flight: As a dragon, Ophis can fly, but unlike other dragons who use their wings to do so, Ophis can simply float in midair without effort.
- "He wasn't a bad person. He was my first friend." (Volume 11, Life...)
- "I, like doughnuts, cookies." (Volume 12.5, My Fist Errand [Ophis Volume])
- "I, went under for 30 minutes." (Volume 14, Life 2)
- "I, appear from the closet. Ehem." (Volume 14, Life 3)
- "I, shall swim." (Short-Story, Let’s Go to Onsen!)
- Ophis represents Infinity, Chaos, and Nothingness.
- Ophis was born from the "nothingness" of Infinity.
- Ophis was ranked #1 among the the Top 10 "Strongest Beings in the World" before losing her powers.
- Ophis was originally set to die after resurrecting Issei.
- Ophis' name means "snake" in Greek, referring to her powers revolving around snakes, and part of her basis' full name.
- Despite choosing to appear as female, Ophis is genderless, as revealed in her side story.
- In the Afterword of Volume 12, the author indicated that Ophis was originally not meant to join Issei's Harem, but after seeing her on the cover, they decided to make her a mascot character.
- It is theorized by Sona Sitri that the reason that Ophis sticks so close to Issei is because she is possessing him, to the point that he "shoulders a karma that no god can purify".
- In the English dub, her name is pronounced "Orphis".
- Ophis loves sweets; a trait passed down to Lilith.
- Ophis' birthday is on the 31st of December and 1st of January; this representing her being an "infinite" being.