|“||If it's a god then I will kill it with this spear. Come, let the battle begin.||„|
|~ Cao Cao|
Cao Cao is one of the antagonists of High School DxD, and the wielder of the Holy Spear, the True Longinus. He was formerly the leader of the Hero Faction. Following his loss to Issei, his Longinus was temporarily confiscated by Sakra, and he was sent to the Realm of the Dead along with Georg and Leonardo. After returning, he claims back possession of his Longinus from Sakra, subsequently becoming his vanguard, facilitated by the resignation of Sun Wukong.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 6-C, likely higher, higher against demons, evil beings, and divine beings | At least 6-C, likely higher. Unknown with Truth Idea
Name: Cao Cao, The strongest human (by Vali)
Origin: High School DxD
Classification: Human, Former Leader of the Hero Faction
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Spearman, Summoning, Petrification, Energy Projection, Teleportation, Holy Manipulation, Light Manipulation, Telekinesis (Can levitate any object that he touches), Power Nullification (Can prevent a female from using her abilities for a period of time), Attack Redirection (Can create spirals that suck in attacks and release them at anywhere of his choosing), Possible Minor Reality Warping (Truth Idea creates many blessings, effects and miracles depending on God's will and the ambition of the user by absorbing it, responding to how strong the opponent is, and creating differing and various effects which vary depending on what God chooses such as granting absolute and overwhelming power to annihilate the opponent or creating blessings to capture their hearts), can instantly destroy weapons, can damage intangible / non-corporeal targets
Attack Potency: At least Island level, likely higher (Fought against Balance Breaker Azazel and destroyed parts of his armor), higher against demons, evil beings and divine beings (The True Longinus is a holy spear that is able to release immense amounts of holy light and energy capable of easily vaporizing or severely injuring the strongest Devils and Evil Beings and is stated to be capable of killing Buddhas and Gods such as Loki) | At least Island level, likely higher (Defeated a portion of both the Gremory Group and Vali Team as well as Azazel, although he was targeting their weaknesses and had some help from Georg and Samael [but he was protecting them as well]. Later overwhelmed Cardinal Crimson Issei in one-on-one combat even after he boosted several times, only losing due to dropping his guard, relying on Medusa's Eye and Issei inflicting him with Samael's curse), higher against devils, evil beings and divine beings. Unknown with Truth Idea
Speed: At least Massively Hypersonic, likely at least Sub-Relativistic (Dodged a simultaneous strike from Azazel and Vali, both of whom were in Balance Breaker at the time) | At least Massively Hypersonic, likely at least Sub-Relativistic (Kept up with and outmanoeuvred Cardinal Crimson Issei)
Lifting Strength: Peak Human+
Striking Strength: At least Island Class, likely higher | At least Island Class, likely higher (Has deflected blows from opponents like Issei and Vali)
Durability: Unknown | Unknown
Stamina: High (Kept up with the Vali Team, Gremory group and Azazel simultaneously, and did not appear bothered by losing his eye and arm, although he later reattached the latter)
Range: Extended melee range, several meters by extending his True Longinus, likely several kilometers with the holy light and energy released with True Longinus and Truth Idea
Standard Equipment: True Longinus
Intelligence: Genius (Very well-versed in battle tactics as well as manipulation, much like his ancestor. He effectively deducts and targets the weaknesses of his opponents wasting no movements, neutralizing their attacks and accurately predicts their actions and fighting style shortly into a fight allowing him to dictate and manipulate the battle)
Weaknesses: Normal human weaknesses, though he has survived scenarios that would kill an average human (Survived in the Realm of the Dead without the True Longinus). Truth Idea will not work if God chooses the will and dream of his opponent over his, such as against Issei
Polar Night Longinus Chakra Valdine: Cao Cao's sub-species Balance Breaker. It creates seven floating, bowling sized orbs called the Seven Treasures each having a different ability. However, each have the same appearance, possessing similar size and shape, making it difficult for the opponent to distinguish between them and anticipate which ability is going to be utilized.
- Hatsutei Ratana: It grants the wielder the ability to fly and levitate any object or person the sphere touches.
- Itsutei Ratana: It completely seals the special and unique abilities of women temporarily. It can only be cancelled out by those with a certain level of strength.
- Mala Ratana: It has the ability to release any attack sent towards the user to another target, creating a spiral that sucks in the attack with the spiral reappearing at another point and releasing the attack there.
- Atsusa Ratana: It has the ability to teleport a person of the wielder's choosing. Cao Cao can also apply this ability to himself.
- Chatsuka Ratana: It has the ability to instantly destroy all weapons, with the exception of significantly strong opponents.
- Kahabatei Ratana: It creates several humanoid soldiers. Cao Cao can utilize them as a shield to defend against attacks.
- Balinayaka Ratana: It has a strong attack with high destructive powers. The strongest ability of the seven. It seems to have some sort of restriction on how often it can be used. Issei speculated that it needs some sort of requirement for activation.
Truth Idea: Connected to the will of the God of the Bible, it creates many effects and miracles. The will of God absorbs the wielder's ambition, and by responding to the strength of the opponent, miracles and effects to varying degrees are created. It can be in the form of a blessing to capture and captivate their hearts, or grant the wielder absolute power to destroy the opponent.
Medusa's Eye: It allows him to turn anything he gazes at into stone.