History Characters / DevilMayCryVillains

29th Jun '16 11:07:49 PM superboy313
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* BadBoss: He cares very little about the lives of his minions and is perfectly willing to kill them off when he feels [[YouHaveFailedMe they've failed him]]; [[EveryoneHasStandards much to the disgust of Dante]].



-->'''Mundus:''' "Dante, I will return. And I will rule this world!"

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-->'''Mundus:''' "Dante, I will return. And return! AND I will rule this world!"WILL RULE THIS WORLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLD!!!!!!!"
25th Jun '16 3:55:23 PM superboy313
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* BadBoss: He cares very little about the lives of his minions and is perfectly willing to kill them off when he feels [[YouHaveFailedMe they've failed him]]; [[EveryoneHasStandards much to the disgust of Dante]].
22nd May '16 9:34:26 PM CoCage
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* MisaimedFandom: While sympathetic he is still a villain, and willing to unleash a demonic invasion on a town by opening Sparda's seal if it will get him power. Some fans gloss over this.
17th May '16 1:36:14 PM Delta2501
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* MisaimedFandom: While sympathetic he is still a villain, and willing to unleash a demonic invasion on a town by opening Sparda's seal if it will get him power. Some fans gloss over this.
9th Apr '16 4:16:34 AM Silverblade2
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%%* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Dante's Red Oni.



* FearfulSymmetry: A viable tactic in any fight with Vergil is to parry his attacks with well-timed strikes of your own, putting a kibosh on his offensive while giving you a window of opportunity to counter. It's practically a necessity with Nelo, who tends to come back raring for another go with that blade of his even after being successfully warded off.



* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]: As Nelo Angelo. [[spoiler:And as Gilver, in the first novel ([[GoodAllAlong although]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy it's not entirely his fault]]).]]

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* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]: MalevolentMaskedMen: As Nelo Angelo. [[spoiler:And as Gilver, in the first novel ([[GoodAllAlong although]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy it's not entirely his fault]]).]]



** FearfulSymmetry: A viable tactic in any fight with Vergil is to parry his attacks with well-timed strikes of your own, putting a kibosh on his offensive while giving you a window of opportunity to counter. It's practically a necessity with Nelo, who tends to come back raring for another go with that blade of his even after being successfully warded off.



%%* RedOniBlueOni : Blue Oni to Dante's Red Oni.
* RideTheLightning: Nelo's escape after his second loss has him disappearing in a current of bluish-purple electricity.



** RideTheLightning: Nelo's escape after his second loss has him disappearing in a current of bluish-purple electricity.



* VoiceGrunting: And an EvilLaugh. That's about it.



** VoiceGrunting: And an EvilLaugh. That's about it.



* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]: [[spoiler:Assuming it isn't a part of his anatomy as Jester.]]

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* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]: MalevolentMaskedMen: [[spoiler:Assuming it isn't a part of his anatomy as Jester.]]



** VampiricDraining[=/=]KissOfTheVampire: Likewise, despite not being, y'know, a vampire. She has some of the associated attributes, though.


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* VampiricDraining: Likewise, despite not being, y'know, a vampire. She has some of the associated attributes, though.
5th Apr '16 3:34:47 PM CyberXIII
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* SadlyMythtaken: A fiendish horse, whereas in Myth/ClassicalMythology he was a giant with three bodies.

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* SadlyMythtaken: A fiendish horse, whereas in Myth/ClassicalMythology he was a giant with three bodies. But he did own a herd of wild horses, so it's a subversion.



* TheDragon:To Sanctus.



* NobleTopEnforce



* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: One of his attacks has him [[SpinAttack spin around]] on the battlefield while two Cutlasses are attached to his arms. [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks He then hurls them.]]

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* EverythingIsBetterWithSpinning: One of his attacks has him [[SpinAttack spin around]] on the battlefield while two Cutlasses are attached to his arms. [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks He then hurls them.]]]] Buster him at the wrong time and he'll spin-kick you away too.



* ContinuityNod: He's said to be the conqueror of the Fire Hell, from which the devil Furiataurus (met by Dante in ''2'') probably came from. (But remember, ''4'' takes place ''[[AnachronicOrder before]]'' ''2''.)

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* ContinuityNod: He's said to be the conqueror of the Fire Hell, from which the devil Furiataurus (met by Dante in ''2'') probably came from. (But remember, ''4'' takes place ''[[AnachronicOrder before]]'' ''2''.)) The novel states he is Mundus's heir as well.



* AlluringAnglerfish: Can use the pretty Rusalka demons on his feelers to lure his opponents. Of course, Dante is not fooled.

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* AlluringAnglerfish: Can use the pretty Rusalka demons on his feelers to lure his opponents. Of course, Dante is not fooled. Nero ignores them.


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* DirtyCoward: Spends most of his fights hiding from you behind something, be it a shield, his drones, or the Sparda sword. He only beats Nero the first time because he uses Kyrie as a human shield and after the final boss fight holds her hostage when his powers prove insufficient to beat Nero.
3rd Mar '16 11:30:13 AM Eagal
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* IllKillYou: Says this during Dante's fight with him.



* RedEyesTakeWarning

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* %%* RedEyesTakeWarning



* TurnsRed
** IllKillYou: One of his lines as he does so.

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* %%* TurnsRed
** IllKillYou: One of his lines as he does so.



* TimeMaster
** TimeStandsStill
* WreathedInFlames

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* TimeMaster
** TimeStandsStill
TimeMaster: He has control over time.
* WreathedInFlames
TimeStandsStill: He can cause time to stop or at least significantly slow.
* WreathedInFlames: He's covered in flames.



* BattleAura

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* %%* BattleAura



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* LivingShadow

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
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%%* LivingShadow



* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ShadowArchetype: Quite literally.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ShadowArchetype: Quite literally.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning



* WeakenedByTheLight

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* WeakenedByTheLightWeakenedByTheLight: You can only hurt him by shining light on him.



[[spoiler:Behind the scenes, he is plotting with Sanctus as well as overseeing the situation regarding Dante. He also expresses mixed concern behind the motives of Gloria. Eventually, he is charged with the job of defeating Nero. In the conclusion of their fight, Kyrie is kidnapped by Agnus, a move that shakes Credo's faith in the Order. He makes one final charge against Sanctus later on to free Nero, but things end bleakly. In his dying plea, he requests that Dante save Nero and his beloved sister.]]

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[[spoiler:Behind Behind the scenes, he is plotting with Sanctus as well as overseeing the situation regarding Dante. He also expresses mixed concern behind the motives of Gloria. Eventually, he is charged with the job of defeating Nero. In the conclusion of their fight, Kyrie is kidnapped by Agnus, a move that shakes Credo's faith in the Order. He makes one final charge against Sanctus later on to free Nero, but things end bleakly. In his dying plea, he requests that Dante save Nero and his beloved sister.]]
sister.



* BadassBeard
* {{BFS}}

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* %%* BadassBeard
* %%* {{BFS}}



* [[spoiler:DisappearsIntoLight]]
* [[spoiler:ForgottenFallenFriend: No one, not even ''Kyrie'', mentions him by the game's close.]]
* HeroAntagonist

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%%* DisappearsIntoLight
* [[spoiler:DisappearsIntoLight]]
* [[spoiler:ForgottenFallenFriend:
ForgottenFallenFriend: No one, not even ''Kyrie'', mentions him by the game's close.]]
*
close.
%%*
HeroAntagonist



** KnightTemplarBigBrother: [[HeelFaceTurn Completely betrays the Order]] when he learns that Kyrie is involved in Sanctus's plans. He implies he has more philosophical reasons for his flip, but this is clearly his primary objection.
* [[spoiler:LastRequest: Credo, in his dying moments, asks Dante and Trish to save Kyrie, as he is in no condition to perform the task himself.]]
* [[spoiler:LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Supposedly, the shield also symbolizes his willingness to remain loyal to the Order of the Sword.]]
* [[spoiler:MirrorBoss]]/[[spoiler:KingMook]]: His fighting style is an odd combination of the first Dante battle and a souped-up Blanco Angelo armor.
* MrFanservice
* [[spoiler:NotWhatISignedOnFor: When he finally sees the folly of his actions, he denounces Sanctus. See ThisIsUnforgivable below.]]

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** * KnightTemplarBigBrother: [[HeelFaceTurn Completely betrays the Order]] when he learns that Kyrie is involved in Sanctus's plans. He implies he has more philosophical reasons for his flip, but this is clearly his primary objection.
* [[spoiler:LastRequest: LastRequest: Credo, in his dying moments, asks Dante and Trish to save Kyrie, as he is in no condition to perform the task himself.]]
himself.
* [[spoiler:LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Supposedly, the shield also symbolizes his willingness to remain loyal to the Order of the Sword.]]
Sword.
* [[spoiler:MirrorBoss]]/[[spoiler:KingMook]]: MirrorBoss: His fighting style is an odd combination of the first Dante battle and a souped-up Blanco Angelo armor.
* %%* MrFanservice
* [[spoiler:NotWhatISignedOnFor: NotWhatISignedOnFor: When he finally sees the folly of his actions, he denounces Sanctus. See ThisIsUnforgivable below.]]



* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: Angelo Credo, [[RedBaron the One-winged Dark Knight]], who doubles as an {{Expy}} of Nelo Angelo, right down to a {{BFS}} and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjS1H4zxGU a similar sounding theme.]] For bonus points, he's a ''literal'' OneWingedAngel.]]

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* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: OneWingedAngel: Angelo Credo, [[RedBaron the One-winged Dark Knight]], who doubles as an {{Expy}} of Nelo Angelo, right down to a {{BFS}} and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjS1H4zxGU a similar sounding theme.]] For bonus points, he's a ''literal'' OneWingedAngel.]]



* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler:SignatureMove: ''Deadly Fortune'' describes the 3-hit combination attack Angelo Credo uses as Credo's specialty move.]]
* [[spoiler:TennisBoss: Complete with [[CatchAndReturn grabbing his swords and hurling them right back at him.]]]]

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%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler:SignatureMove:
SignatureMove: ''Deadly Fortune'' describes the 3-hit combination attack Angelo Credo uses as Credo's specialty move.]]
move.
* [[spoiler:TennisBoss: TennisBoss: Complete with [[CatchAndReturn grabbing his swords and hurling them right back at him.]]]]]]



* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: His human form. See InformedAbility above.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheUnfought: TheUnfought: His human form. See InformedAbility above.]]form.



Deserves a mention for [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment that]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments scene]] where he tries to [[HamToHamCombat out-ham]] Dante.



* DirtyCoward

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* %%* DirtyCoward



* EvilGenius

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* EvilGeniusEvilGenius: He's an alchemist and is working with the bad guys.



* EvilSoundsDeep

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* %%* EvilSoundsDeep



* FlamingSword
* LargeHam
* PlayingWithFire: Obviously.

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* %%* FlamingSword
* %%* LargeHam
* PlayingWithFire: Obviously.He's a huge, centaur-like devil who's wreathed in flames from hell. Of course he has fire powers.



* FatBastard
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half the Devil He Used to Be]]

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* %%* FatBastard
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half the Devil He Used to Be]]%%* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe



A huge demon who has infested the forest on Fortuna Island. Appears as a huge serpent-like dragon, but hides her true body in the mouth and can appear as a part woman-part serpent devil. She's laying a bunch of eggs which gives birth to the hellish Chimera. Her Hell Gate is powered by a Devil Arm, the [[ArmedLegs Gilga]][[PowerFist mesh]].

* AbsoluteCleavage

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A huge demon who has infested the forest on Fortuna Island. Appears as a huge serpent-like dragon, but hides her true body in the mouth and can appear as a part woman-part serpent devil. She's laying a bunch of eggs which gives birth to the hellish Chimera. Her Hell Gate is powered by a Devil Arm, the [[ArmedLegs Gilga]][[PowerFist mesh]].

*
Gilgamesh.

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AbsoluteCleavage



* [[PunyEarthlings Puny Humans]]:

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* [[PunyEarthlings Puny Humans]]: PunyEarthlings:



[[spoiler:Shortly afterwards, he is revived via the Ascension ceremony. It is revealed that he is mastermind of the Order's plot [[TakeOverTheWorld to conquer the world]] using the vast power of The Savior. He lures Dante to Fortuna by using the Yamato to open up {{Hell Gate}}s so that he can use Dante as The Savior's core, but switches his plans when he kidnaps Kyrie to instead goad on Nero. While he does gain immense power thanks to the Sparda sword, Dante and Nero work together to quell his goal of world domination.]]

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Thanks to the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Ascension ceremony]] which infuses its participants with demonic energy.]]
* [[spoiler:BarrierWarrior: [[ShieldedCoreBoss One of the more frustrating tactics Sanctus employs during your battles with him.]]]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Of ''Devil May Cry 4''.]]
* [[spoiler:ClippedWingAngel: As the [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever False Savior]].]]
* [[spoiler:CorruptChurch: And he's the head of it.]]

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[[spoiler:Shortly Shortly afterwards, he is revived via the Ascension ceremony. It is revealed that he is mastermind of the Order's plot [[TakeOverTheWorld to conquer the world]] using the vast power of The Savior. He lures Dante to Fortuna by using the Yamato to open up {{Hell Gate}}s so that he can use Dante as The Savior's core, but switches his plans when he kidnaps Kyrie to instead goad on Nero. While he does gain immense power thanks to the Sparda sword, Dante and Nero work together to quell his goal of world domination.]]

domination.

* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: BackFromTheDead: Thanks to the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Ascension ceremony]] which infuses its participants with demonic energy.energy.
* BarrierWarrior: [[ShieldedCoreBoss One of the more frustrating tactics Sanctus employs during your battles with him.
]]
* [[spoiler:BarrierWarrior: [[ShieldedCoreBoss One of the more frustrating tactics Sanctus employs during your battles with him.]]]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad:
BigBad: Of ''Devil May Cry 4''.]]
4''.
* [[spoiler:ClippedWingAngel: ClippedWingAngel: As the [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever False Savior]].]]
Savior]].
* [[spoiler:CorruptChurch: CorruptChurch: And he's the head of it.]]



* [[spoiler:EvilCannotComprehendGood: See his merciless stabbing of Credo when Credo is pissed by the use of his sister in Sanctus' plans. The man's reply? "Love...? For a sibling? How foolish. All that is needed... is absolute power."]]
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: In ''Devil May Cry 4''.]]
** [[spoiler:FinalBossPreview: You fight Sanctus twice: once after his ascension in Mission 11 and then again in Mission 20 as "Sanctus Diabolica" when he's using Sparda's sword. Ultimately both fights employ similar strategies]].
* [[spoiler:GetBackHereBoss: Ayup.]]
* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: "A Savior is among you!"]]

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* [[spoiler:EvilCannotComprehendGood: EvilCannotComprehendGood: See his merciless stabbing of Credo when Credo is pissed by the use of his sister in Sanctus' plans. The man's reply? "Love...? For a sibling? How foolish. All that is needed... is absolute power."]]
"
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: FinalBoss: In ''Devil May Cry 4''.]]
** [[spoiler:FinalBossPreview:
4''.
* FinalBossPreview:
You fight Sanctus twice: once after his ascension in Mission 11 and then again in Mission 20 as "Sanctus Diabolica" when he's using Sparda's sword. Ultimately both fights employ similar strategies]].
strategies.
%%* GetBackHereBoss
* [[spoiler:GetBackHereBoss: Ayup.]]
* [[spoiler:AGodAmI:
AGodAmI: "A Savior is among you!"]]you!"



** [[FridgeBrilliance Why use swords when you have barriers and fire powers?]] Furthermore, [[RetiredBadass his human form is pretty old.]]
* [[spoiler:LightIsNotGood]]

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** [[FridgeBrilliance Why use swords when you have barriers and fire powers?]] Furthermore, [[RetiredBadass his human form is pretty old.]]
* [[spoiler:LightIsNotGood]]LightIsNotGood: Head of a church, wears white, quite evil.



* [[spoiler:ObviouslyEvil: Not his human form, but as Sanctus Diabolica.]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: Sanctus [[MeaningfulName Diabolica]].]]
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning: Briefly when he is revived. His eyes become red for good when he becomes Sanctus Diabolica.]]
* [[spoiler:TeleportSpam]]
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is absolutely revered and adored by the inhabitants of Fortuna. Of course, this was probably made null around endgame, where the dwellers of Fortuna see him on top of The Savior, [[EvilLaugh cackling]] as demons swarm the city. According to the semi-canon tie-in novel ''Deadly Fortune'', some of the citizens had a hard time believing Nero's words about Sanctus' true nature until Kyrie vouched for him.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Look at how much is under spoilers under his name.

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* [[spoiler:ObviouslyEvil: ObviouslyEvil: Not his human form, but as Sanctus Diabolica.]]
Diabolica.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: OneWingedAngel: Sanctus [[MeaningfulName Diabolica]].]]
Diabolica]].
* [[spoiler:RedEyesTakeWarning: RedEyesTakeWarning: Briefly when he is revived. His eyes become red for good when he becomes Sanctus Diabolica.]]
Diabolica.
%%* TeleportSpam
* [[spoiler:TeleportSpam]]
* [[spoiler:VillainWithGoodPublicity:
VillainWithGoodPublicity: Is absolutely revered and adored by the inhabitants of Fortuna. Of course, this was probably made null around endgame, where the dwellers of Fortuna see him on top of The Savior, [[EvilLaugh cackling]] as demons swarm the city. According to the semi-canon tie-in novel ''Deadly Fortune'', some of the citizens had a hard time believing Nero's words about Sanctus' true nature until Kyrie vouched for him.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Look at how much is under spoilers under his name.



* GiantMook: Mega Scarecrows, Abyss, Green Arachne and Fausts.



** GiantMook: Mega Scarecrows, Abyss, Green Arachne and Fausts.



[[folder:[[spoiler:Sid]]]]

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[[folder:[[spoiler:Sid]]]]
[[folder:Sid]]



* [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe]]: Subverted when he [[spoiler:manages to acquire the powers of Abigail and becomes a legitimate threat]]. He even manages to [[spoiler:rough up Dante for a bit, though the favor is returned in full once Dante activates his Devil Trigger. {{Offscreen|MomentOfAwesome}}. [[CurbStompBattle In a matter of seconds.]]]]
* [[spoiler:EvilCannotComprehendGood]]: When Dante tells him that love is superior in strength to selfishness [[spoiler:shortly after Sid is BroughtDownToNormal]], he simply accuses him of being a lying bastard.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]: He appears in the very first episode and [[spoiler:is spared by Dante. He latter comes to regret that when Sid gains Abigail's power]].
** [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman]]
** [[spoiler:MookPromotion]]
* {{Gonk}}
* [[spoiler:IHaveYourWife: Holds Patty's mother hostage and uses her as leverage so that he can obtain Aeron's Tear and unseal Abigail from his prison.]]
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: In the last two episodes of the anime.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:YouCantThwartStageOne: Subverted in that Dante could've ''easily'' thwarted the first stage if he simply took care of Sid in their first meeting. [[UnderestimatingBadassery Because Dante didn't deem Sid a threat]] (which ''was'' an admittedly valid assessment at the time), he let him go, an act of mercy that came back to bite him the ass when the MythArc of ''TAS'' was front and center during the final three episodes.]]

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* [[spoiler:BigBadWannabe]]: BigBadWannabe: Subverted when he [[spoiler:manages to acquire the powers of Abigail and becomes a legitimate threat]]. He even manages to [[spoiler:rough up Dante for a bit, though the favor is returned in full once Dante activates his Devil Trigger. {{Offscreen|MomentOfAwesome}}. [[CurbStompBattle In a matter of seconds.]]]]
* [[spoiler:EvilCannotComprehendGood]]: EvilCannotComprehendGood: When Dante tells him that love is superior in strength to selfishness [[spoiler:shortly after Sid is BroughtDownToNormal]], he simply accuses him of being a lying bastard.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]: FromNobodyToNightmare: He appears in the very first episode and [[spoiler:is spared by Dante. He latter comes to regret that when Sid gains Abigail's power]].
** [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman]]
** [[spoiler:MookPromotion]]
*
%%* ChekhovsGunman
%%*
{{Gonk}}
* [[spoiler:IHaveYourWife: IHaveYourWife: Holds Patty's mother hostage and uses her as leverage so that he can obtain Aeron's Tear and unseal Abigail from his prison.]]
prison.
%%* MookPromotion
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: OneWingedAngel: In the last two episodes of the anime.]]
anime.
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:YouCantThwartStageOne:
YouCantThwartStageOne: Subverted in that Dante could've ''easily'' thwarted the first stage if he simply took care of Sid in their first meeting. [[UnderestimatingBadassery Because Dante didn't deem Sid a threat]] (which ''was'' an admittedly valid assessment at the time), he let him go, an act of mercy that came back to bite him the ass when the MythArc of ''TAS'' was front and center during the final three episodes.]]



* ClassyCravat

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* %%* ClassyCravat



* FourEyesZeroSoul

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* %%* FourEyesZeroSoul
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** BadassBoast: Vergil's flair for awesomely demeaning lines might just outdo his (almost) peerless swordsmanship. Hearing his BossBanter is literally half the fun in all three of his ''[=DMC3=]'' boss battles and ''[=DMC4:SE=]''.

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** * BadassBoast: Vergil's flair for awesomely demeaning lines might just outdo his (almost) peerless swordsmanship. Hearing his BossBanter is literally half the fun in all three of his ''[=DMC3=]'' boss battles and ''[=DMC4:SE=]''.



** BadassCape: As Nelo Angelo.
** BadassCreed: Read that excerpt underneath his image (or the above quote for the full line). That might very well be his most iconic line in the game.
** BadassInANiceSuit: As Gilver. Interestingly enough, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen concept art]] for ''3'' depicts Vergil in a black suit with a ScarfOfAsskicking, not unlike that of Gilver.
** BadassLongcoat: A blue longcoat to contrast Dante's red one.

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** * BadassCape: As Nelo Angelo.
** * BadassCreed: Read that excerpt underneath his image (or the above quote for the full line). That might very well be his most iconic line in the game.
** * BadassInANiceSuit: As Gilver. Interestingly enough, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen concept art]] for ''3'' depicts Vergil in a black suit with a ScarfOfAsskicking, not unlike that of Gilver.
** * BadassLongcoat: A blue longcoat to contrast Dante's red one.



** BigBadDuumvirate: With Arkham for the third game. [[spoiler:Is OutGambitted by Arkham (who goes on to become the main antagonist), although he still serves as the FinalBoss of ''3''.]]
* BigBrotherBully <--> BigBrotherInstinct: Spends most of ''Devil May Cry 3'' as the former, but shows shades of the latter in the ending when he urges Dante to leave the entrance to Hell as soon as possible, and takes a suicidal fall into Hell in order to prevent Dante from being stuck in the Demon World.

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** * BigBadDuumvirate: With Arkham for the third game. [[spoiler:Is OutGambitted by Arkham (who goes on to become the main antagonist), although he still serves as the FinalBoss of ''3''.]]
* BigBrotherBully <--> BigBrotherInstinct: BigBrotherBully: Spends most of ''Devil May Cry 3'' as the former, this, but shows shades of the latter BigBrotherInstinct in the ending when he urges Dante to leave the entrance to Hell as soon as possible, and takes a suicidal fall into Hell in order to prevent Dante from being stuck in the Demon World.



* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Dante's Red Oni.

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* %%* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: To Dante's Red Oni.



* CoolSword: Yamato, which covers...
** AbsurdlySharpBlade: To the point that it can tear through ''dimensions''.
** AudibleSharpness: Whenever he swings his sword in a fight, you can hear a loud "schwing" sound.
** {{BFS}}: It has the length of a nodachi, which are long, two-handed Japanese blades. Additionally, there's Nelo Angelo's [[BlackSwordsAreBetter zweihander]], [[OneHandedZweihander which is sometimes brandished with only one arm.]]
** ChekhovsGun: Factors ''heavily'' into the plot of ''4'' (including some Sparda-related backstory).
** CleanCut: Just look at what he did to the Hell Vanguard. he can also slash down stone structures and open dimensions with that sword!
** [[EvilWeapon Dark Weapon]]: It is a dark-forged blade, but not really evil, as Sparda once used the sword.
** ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: "Ya-ma-to," not "Ya-MA-to."
** ItWasAGift[=/=]AncestralWeapon: Originally belonged to Sparda.
** KatanasAreJustBetter: It looks more like a nodachi, actually.
*** IaijutsuPractitioner: His fighting style revolves mostly about quick sheathing strikes with Yamato.
*** SheathStrike: In the first two hits of his combo, he attacks with the sheath.
** MeaningfulName: Yamato is a word used to refer to the Japanese ways of old. True to form, Vergil has a very samurai-esque code of honor, [[DoesntLikeGuns right down to his dislike of guns]].
*** AlternateCharacterReading: The full name of the weapon is 閻魔刀: 大和 or Enma Katana: Yamato. Literally "Devil Blade: Yamato." The 閻魔 (''Enma'', lit. "Devil") in 閻魔刀 (''Enma Katana'') can also refer to the judge of the afterlife, Yama, and 刀 (''Katana'', lit. "Blade") may also be read as とう (Tō). Thus, 閻魔刀 can technically be read as "Yamatō."
** NamedWeapons: Yamato was the name Sparda gave the weapon.
** RazorWind: Judgement Cut. Taken UpToEleven in the final battle with his [[SecretAIMoves Judgement Storm]].
** SingleStrokeBattle: Rapid Slash.
** SpinToDeflectStuff: Doubles as BulletCatch.
** UnorthodoxSheathing: He has two versions of this. After his Aerial Rave combo, he moves the sword and its sheath behind him at hip level, sheathing the sword behind his back horizontally. He also has a behind-the-back vertical sheathing, used after fighting off a bunch of Hell Abysses and also in his ''[=UMvC3=]'' appearance.

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* CoolSword: Yamato, which covers...
** AbsurdlySharpBlade: To the point that it can tear through ''dimensions''.
** AudibleSharpness: Whenever he swings his
a sword in a fight, you can hear a loud "schwing" sound.
** {{BFS}}: It has the length of a nodachi, which are long, two-handed Japanese blades. Additionally, there's Nelo Angelo's [[BlackSwordsAreBetter zweihander]], [[OneHandedZweihander which is sometimes brandished with only one arm.]]
** ChekhovsGun: Factors ''heavily'' into the plot of ''4'' (including some Sparda-related backstory).
** CleanCut: Just look at what he did
[[AncestralWeapon given to the Hell Vanguard. he can also slash down stone structures and open dimensions with that sword!
** [[EvilWeapon Dark Weapon]]: It is a dark-forged blade, but not really evil, as Sparda once used the sword.
** ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: "Ya-ma-to," not "Ya-MA-to."
** ItWasAGift[=/=]AncestralWeapon: Originally belonged to Sparda.
** KatanasAreJustBetter: It looks more like a nodachi, actually.
*** IaijutsuPractitioner: His fighting style revolves mostly about quick sheathing strikes with Yamato.
*** SheathStrike: In the first two hits of
him by his combo, he attacks with the sheath.
** MeaningfulName: Yamato is a word used to refer to the Japanese ways of old. True to form, Vergil has a very samurai-esque code of honor, [[DoesntLikeGuns right down to his dislike of guns]].
*** AlternateCharacterReading: The full name of the weapon is 閻魔刀: 大和 or Enma Katana: Yamato. Literally "Devil Blade: Yamato." The 閻魔 (''Enma'', lit. "Devil") in 閻魔刀 (''Enma Katana'') can also refer to the judge of the afterlife, Yama, and 刀 (''Katana'', lit. "Blade") may also be read as とう (Tō). Thus, 閻魔刀 can technically be read as "Yamatō."
** NamedWeapons: Yamato was the name Sparda gave the weapon.
** RazorWind: Judgement Cut. Taken UpToEleven in the final battle with his [[SecretAIMoves Judgement Storm]].
** SingleStrokeBattle: Rapid Slash.
** SpinToDeflectStuff: Doubles as BulletCatch.
** UnorthodoxSheathing: He has two versions of this. After his Aerial Rave combo, he moves the sword and its sheath behind him at hip level, sheathing the sword behind his back horizontally. He also has a behind-the-back vertical sheathing, used after fighting off a bunch of Hell Abysses and also in his ''[=UMvC3=]'' appearance.
father]].



* DoesntLikeGuns: Is stated to think that firearms are [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen dishonorable weapons]]. He [[JustForPun gives them a shot]] near the end though.
** Let it be said that this does not stop Vergil from using his Summoned Swords, which have ''no'' difference in functionality from guns.
*** [[RuleOfCool They look cooler]].

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* DoesntLikeGuns: Is stated to think that firearms are [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen dishonorable weapons]]. He [[JustForPun gives them a shot]] near the end though.
** Let it be said that this
though. This does not stop Vergil from using his Summoned Swords, which have ''no'' difference in functionality from guns.
*** [[RuleOfCool They look cooler]].
guns.



* EvilSoundsDeep[=/=]PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep: As Nelo Angelo, complete with PowerEchoes.



** FinalBossPreview: Vergil always keeps the same attacks in the three battles you fight against him but will add new ones each time with other weapons. By the end he's using Yamato, his own Beowulf gauntlets, the Force Edge, and his Summoned Swords, and possesses the stronger Devil Trigger ability that enables him to do the Judgment Storm.

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** * FinalBossPreview: Vergil always keeps the same attacks in the three battles you fight against him but will add new ones each time with other weapons. By the end he's using Yamato, his own Beowulf gauntlets, the Force Edge, and his Summoned Swords, and possesses the stronger Devil Trigger ability that enables him to do the Judgment Storm.



** FridgeLogic: Explosions that flashy ''do not leave corpses'', and neither should they when an ''entire island explodes in the same fashion''.
** If an explosion twice over doesn't cut it, ''The History of DMC'' states that Mundus destroyed Vergil's original body ''long'' before the first game even happened and put him in a construct body similar to Trish's (or that his body was destroyed and that Mundus skipped the whole "creation of a new one" thing, and took the soul and shoved it in an empty suit of armor), so... the Bianco Angelos were made out either of the corpse of a corpse, or a non-existent corpse, which again, completely disappeared upon explosion leaving ''nothing'' but an amulet. No, not even the sword was left, but the Order inexplicably found ''that'' mostly intact too. Have fun trying to make sense of it.



* LostInTranslation: Do ''not'' bring up the topic of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Nelo Angelo vs. Nero Angelo]] [[FlameWar if you value your life.]]

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* LostInTranslation: Do ''not'' bring up the topic of [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Nelo Angelo vs. Nero Angelo]] [[FlameWar if you value your life.]]LukeIAmYourFather: Virgil is Nero's father.



** CoolMask[=/=]CoolHelmet: Complete with GlowingEyesOfDoom (although Vergil's actual eyes are like this as well).
*** {{Helmets Are Hardly|Heroic}}... [[InvertedTrope Villainous?]]: The third battle with Nelo Angelo has him revealing his face before the fight.



* [[LukeIAmYourFather Nero, I Am Your Father]]: And before you ask, ''YES'': [[http://www.capcom-unity.com/carbo/blog/2009/04/28/captivate_2009__devil_may_cry_news_no_new_game_unfortunately It's been confirmed!]]



* NotSoStoic: During his brief VillainousBreakdown. "''Why isn't it working?!''", indeed. He cracks a few more times later on.



* PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep: As Nelo Angelo, complete with PowerEchoes.



** Is it Nelo Angelo or Nero Angelo?



** NotSoStoic: During his brief VillainousBreakdown. "'''''Why isn't it working?!'''''", indeed. He cracks a few more times later on.



** GreaterScopeVillain: Of the series, more or less. A lot of events can be traced back to his battles against Sparda back in the day.



* EvilSoundsDeep
* EyeBeams

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* %%* EvilSoundsDeep
* %%* EyeBeams



** PostFinalBoss: Ironically, he's this to himself. While not a pushover, Mundus' third form is considerably easier than the two that preceded it, even with [[spoiler:the loss of Sparda]]. It won't take much more than Vortex spam from Alastor to burn away his health. After that, all you need to do is gather three Devil Trigger runes by blasting away at him and then activate your Devil Trigger to blow Mundus out of the water for good.



* LargeAndInCharge

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Of the series, more or less. A lot of events can be traced back to his battles against Sparda back in the day.
%%*
LargeAndInCharge



* LivingStatue

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* %%* LivingStatue



* [[PunyEarthlings Puny Humans]]

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* [[PunyEarthlings Puny Humans]]PostFinalBoss: Ironically, he's this to himself. While not a pushover, Mundus' third form is considerably easier than the two that preceded it, even with [[spoiler:the loss of Sparda]]. It won't take much more than Vortex spam from Alastor to burn away his health. After that, all you need to do is gather three Devil Trigger runes by blasting away at him and then activate your Devil Trigger to blow Mundus out of the water for good.
%%* PunyEarthlings



* SealedEvilInACan
* ThirdEye

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* %%* SealedEvilInACan
* %%* ThirdEye



* BewareMyStingerTail

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* %%* BewareMyStingerTail



* EvilSoundsDeep[=/=]EvilSoundsRaspy: Has a deep, harsh voice.
** So deep and harsh, the game turns on a closed caption feature to make sure the player understands what he's saying.

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* EvilSoundsDeep[=/=]EvilSoundsRaspy: EvilSoundsDeep: Has a deep, harsh voice.
**
voice. So deep and harsh, the game turns on a closed caption feature to make sure the player understands what he's saying.



* [[MagmaMan Magma Monster]]: He manifests via earth and magma.
* [[PlayingTennisWithTheBoss Playing Baseball With The Boss]]: If you're feeling especially cocky, you can deflect his fireballs back at him with a well timed sword slash, which does good damage.

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* [[MagmaMan Magma Monster]]: MagmaMan: He manifests via earth and magma.
* [[PlayingTennisWithTheBoss Playing Baseball With The Boss]]: PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: If you're feeling especially cocky, you can deflect his fireballs back at him with a well timed sword slash, which does good damage.



* WakeUpCallBoss

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* %%* WakeUpCallBoss



* EvilSoundsDeep
* FeatheredFiend

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* %%* EvilSoundsDeep
* FeatheredFiendFeatheredFiend: Evil eagle like demon.



** YouHaveFailedMe: Mundus eventually fries him when he's defeated for the third time. This doesn't sit well with Dante at all.

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** * YouHaveFailedMe: Mundus eventually fries him when he's defeated for the third time. This doesn't sit well with Dante at all.



* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Blob]]: In "slime" form, Nightmare sends out little black slugs that latch onto Dante, freeze him, and explode into ice. In "solid" form, standing directly in front of it will prompt it to fire a high-damaging ice beam with a long duration from its "mouth."

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* [[AnIcePerson An Ice Blob]]: AnIcePerson: In "slime" form, Nightmare sends out little black slugs that latch onto Dante, freeze him, and explode into ice. In "solid" form, standing directly in front of it will prompt it to fire a high-damaging ice beam with a long duration from its "mouth."



* FrickinLaserBeams

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* %%* FrickinLaserBeams



[[spoiler:It is revealed that Arius is the creator of Lucia, a "defect" who he abandoned long ago.]]

[[spoiler:In the end, his ambition is thwarted by Dante's trickery, who [[UnwittingPawn sets up Arius]] [[FakinMacGuffin by switching the Arcana Medaglia with his own lucky coin.]] While defeated by Dante, Arius is revived as a demon... who is ultimately destroyed by his own faulty creation, Lucia.]]

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[[spoiler:It It is revealed that Arius is the creator of Lucia, a "defect" who he abandoned long ago.]]

[[spoiler:In
ago.

In
the end, his ambition is thwarted by Dante's trickery, who [[UnwittingPawn sets up Arius]] [[FakinMacGuffin by switching the Arcana Medaglia with his own lucky coin.]] While defeated by Dante, Arius is revived as a demon... who is ultimately destroyed by his own faulty creation, Lucia.]]
Lucia.



* BadassMustache

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* %%* BadassMustache



* [[spoiler:BodyHorror: Possessed Arius and Arius-Argosax, ''especially'' the latter.]]

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* [[spoiler:BodyHorror: BodyHorror: Possessed Arius and Arius-Argosax, ''especially'' the latter.]]



* CastingAShadow
* [[spoiler:ChestBlaster[=/=]FrickinLaserBeams: Possessed Arius has two varieties: a burst of several covering a large area in front of him and a longer-lasting beam that follows you. Both can be avoided pretty easy by running under Arius when he levitates and flanking his side/back.]]

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* CastingAShadow
CastingAShadow: Included in his arsenal are [[ThinkingUpPortals portals of dark energy that swallow up his enemies and send them crashing down to the ground in another location]], [[ShapingYourAttacks spires of darkness]], and--[[FlunkyBoss of course]]--his SummonMagic.
* [[spoiler:ChestBlaster[=/=]FrickinLaserBeams: ChestBlaster: Possessed Arius has two varieties: a burst of several covering a large area in front of him and a longer-lasting beam that follows you. Both can be avoided pretty easy by running under Arius when he levitates and flanking his side/back.]]



* [[spoiler:CombatTentacles: Possessed Arius has two.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DarkIsEvil: See EvilSorceror below.
* DiabolicalMastermind
* [[spoiler:EvilIsNotAToy: Done in a roundabout fashion.]]
* EvilSorceror: Has magical prowess, having dabbled in the dark arts. Included in his arsenal are [[ThinkingUpPortals portals of dark energy that swallow up his enemies and send them crashing down to the ground in another location]], [[ShapingYourAttacks spires of darkness]], and--[[FlunkyBoss of course]]--his SummonMagic.

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* [[spoiler:CombatTentacles: CombatTentacles: Possessed Arius has two.]]
*
two.
%%*
CorruptCorporateExecutive
* DarkIsEvil: See EvilSorceror below.
*
%%* DarkIsEvil
%%*
DiabolicalMastermind
* [[spoiler:EvilIsNotAToy: %%* EvilIsNotAToy: Done in a roundabout fashion.]]
fashion.
* EvilSorceror: Has magical prowess, having dabbled in the dark arts. Included in his arsenal are [[ThinkingUpPortals portals of dark energy that swallow up his enemies and send them crashing down to the ground in another location]], [[ShapingYourAttacks spires of darkness]], and--[[FlunkyBoss of course]]--his SummonMagic.



* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: At first. When the VillainDecay hits, it then pulls a 360 and plummets straight into DrunkOnTheDarkSide.]]

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* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: AGodAmI: At first. When [[spoiler:When the VillainDecay hits, it then pulls a 360 and plummets straight into DrunkOnTheDarkSide.]]



* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: Lucia ends up being the one to finally vanquish him. [[{{Irony}} All of this, after deeming her to be defective.]]]]

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* [[spoiler:HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard: Lucia ends up being the one to finally vanquish him. [[{{Irony}} All of this, after deeming her to be defective.]]]]]]



* [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Lucia... I Mean "Chi," I Am Your Creator]]]]
* MadScientist
* ManInWhite
* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* RevolversAreJustBetter
* SmokingIsCool

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* [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Lucia... I Mean "Chi," I Am Your Creator]]]]
*
LukeIAmYourFather: He's Lucia's creator.
%%*
MadScientist
* %%* ManInWhite
* %%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* %%* RevolversAreJustBetter
* %%* SmokingIsCool



A series of powerful demons met by Dante and Lucia during the course of the game in many locations, they're powerful monsters serving Arius. The most noticeable are [[TheBrute Orangguerra]], [[StockNessMonster Jokatgulm]], [[DemonicPossession Infestant]], [[EldritchAbomination Nefasturris]], [[MagmaMan Furiataurus]], [[SeaMonster Tateobesu]], [[BladeOnAStick Bolverk]], [[BigCreepyCrawlies Noctpteran]], [[MacGuffinGuardian Tartarussian & Plutonian]], and [[ThatOneBoss Trismagia]]. [[spoiler:Nefasturris, Orangguerra, Jokatgulm, and Furiataurus reappear later merged in Argosax's body.]]

to:

A series of powerful demons met by Dante and Lucia during the course of the game in many locations, they're powerful monsters serving Arius. The most noticeable are [[TheBrute Orangguerra]], [[StockNessMonster Jokatgulm]], [[DemonicPossession Infestant]], [[EldritchAbomination Nefasturris]], [[MagmaMan Furiataurus]], [[SeaMonster Tateobesu]], [[BladeOnAStick Bolverk]], [[BigCreepyCrawlies Noctpteran]], [[MacGuffinGuardian Tartarussian & Plutonian]], and [[ThatOneBoss Trismagia]]. [[spoiler:Nefasturris, Nefasturris, Orangguerra, Jokatgulm, and Furiataurus reappear later merged in Argosax's body.]]
body.



* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everything's Worse With Monkeys]]: Orangguerra.

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* [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Everything's Worse With Monkeys]]: Orangguerra.EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Orangguerra, which is probably an orangutan-like demon.



* {{Hellfire}}: Furiataurus is made of it; it even bleeds lava when attacked.
--> '''Enemy File - Furiataurus:''' "Haunted by death, agony, and resentment of the condemned, its four limbs are still in flames."



** {{Hellfire}}: Furiataurus is made of it; it even bleeds lava when attacked.
--> '''Enemy File - Furiataurus:''' "Haunted by death, agony, and resentment of the condemned, its four limbs are still in flames."



** VoiceGrunting: Bolverk at times. Jokatgulm also delivers a screechy wail as a death cry.

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** * VoiceGrunting: Bolverk at times. Jokatgulm also delivers a screechy wail as a death cry.



[[folder:Argosax the Chaos/[[spoiler:The Despair Embodied]]]]

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[[folder:Argosax the Chaos/[[spoiler:The Chaos/ The Despair Embodied]]]]
Embodied]]



[[spoiler:Despite Dante and Lucia thwarting Arius' plans, the resurrection ceremony commences anyway, opening a portal to the Demon World. Ultimately, Dante volunteers to go forth and defeat him. Argosax then assumes a sleeker and more powerful form, The Despaired Embodied. After a long and tenuous battle, Dante is ultimately victorious, blasting the former Demon King to bits.]]

* [[spoiler:AmbiguousGender: The Despair Embodied is said to be a ''he'', but appears as an androgynous horned being [[ElementalEmbodiment made of fire]] whose sex changes depending on its WeaponOfChoice; the male uses a FlamingSword, while the female brandishes a {{whip|ItGood}}.]]
** [[spoiler:OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous]]

to:

[[spoiler:Despite Despite Dante and Lucia thwarting Arius' plans, the resurrection ceremony commences anyway, opening a portal to the Demon World. Ultimately, Dante volunteers to go forth and defeat him. Argosax then assumes a sleeker and more powerful form, The Despaired Embodied. After a long and tenuous battle, Dante is ultimately victorious, blasting the former Demon King to bits.]]

bits.

* [[spoiler:AmbiguousGender: AmbiguousGender: The Despair Embodied is said to be a ''he'', but appears as an androgynous horned being [[ElementalEmbodiment made of fire]] whose sex changes depending on its WeaponOfChoice; the male uses a FlamingSword, while the female brandishes a {{whip|ItGood}}.]]
** [[spoiler:OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous]]



* [[spoiler:[[BishonenLine Bishonen/Bishojo Line]]: The Despair Embodied resembles a transparent human with indistinct features. It is vastly more powerful than Argosax's base form.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[BishonenLine Bishonen/Bishojo Line]]: BishonenLine: The Despair Embodied resembles a transparent human with indistinct features. It is vastly more powerful than Argosax's base form.]]



* EldritchAbomination
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: Of Dante's story in the second game.]]
* [[spoiler:FlashStep[=/=]TeleportSpam: A specialty of The Despair Embodied is disappearing from sight and then blindsiding you with one of its attacks.]]
* [[spoiler:GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Not the slightest mention was given to The Despair Embodied in the story. It simply bursts out of a cocoon that ejects from Argosax's withering husk and challenges Dante.]]
* [[spoiler:GlassCannon[=/=]LightningBruiser: The Despair Embodied has ''much'' less health than Argosax, but zips around the place and hits like hell.]]

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* %%* EldritchAbomination
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: FinalBoss: Of Dante's story in the second game.]]
game.
* [[spoiler:FlashStep[=/=]TeleportSpam: FlashStep: A specialty of The Despair Embodied is disappearing from sight and then blindsiding you with one of its attacks.]]
attacks.
* [[spoiler:GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Not the slightest mention was given to The Despair Embodied in the story. It simply bursts out of a cocoon that ejects from Argosax's withering husk and challenges Dante.]]
Dante.
* [[spoiler:GlassCannon[=/=]LightningBruiser: GlassCannon: The Despair Embodied has ''much'' less health than Argosax, but [[LightningBruiser zips around the place and hits like hell.]]



* [[spoiler:HornedHumanoid: The Despair Embodied.]]

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* [[spoiler:HornedHumanoid: HornedHumanoid: The Despair Embodied.]]



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
* [[spoiler:NoIAmBehindYou: How Dante finishes off The Despair Embodied. He charges at the entity with his sword, and Dante's opponent counter attacks. When the dust clears, the Rebellion falls into the ground and Dante is nowhere in sight. The Despair Embodied then checks his surroundings. Cue Dante, standing ''right next to him'' with his gun pointed at the side of his head. Dante smirks and then pulls the trigger, right as The Despair Embodied gives an OhCrap reaction (well, as best as a being with [[EyelessFace no eyes]] can), and the shot shatters the Demon King into millions of pieces.]]

to:

* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The ''Despair'' Embodied.
* [[spoiler:NoIAmBehindYou: NoIAmBehindYou: How Dante finishes off The Despair Embodied. He [[spoiler:He charges at the entity with his sword, and Dante's opponent counter attacks. When the dust clears, the Rebellion falls into the ground and Dante is nowhere in sight. The Despair Embodied then checks his surroundings. Cue Dante, standing ''right next to him'' with his gun pointed at the side of his head. Dante smirks and then pulls the trigger, right as The Despair Embodied gives an OhCrap reaction (well, as best as a being with [[EyelessFace no eyes]] can), and the shot shatters the Demon King into millions of pieces.]]]]
%%* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous



* [[spoiler:PlayingWithFire: The Despair Embodied, albeit [[HavingABlast in the form of explosive combustion]].]]

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* [[spoiler:PlayingWithFire: PlayingWithFire: The Despair Embodied, albeit [[HavingABlast in the form of explosive combustion]].]]



* [[spoiler:PowerGivesYouWings: The Despair Embodied looks like a fiery angel. It even has an attack where it [[BeamSpam fires a volley of its feathers]] [[DeathFromAbove to rain down on you]].]]

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* [[spoiler:PowerGivesYouWings: PowerGivesYouWings: The Despair Embodied looks like a fiery angel. It even has an attack where it [[BeamSpam fires a volley of its feathers]] [[DeathFromAbove to rain down on you]].]]



* TheVoiceless
** [[spoiler:VoiceGrunting: The Despair Embodied. If you listen closely enough, the voices for The Despaired Embodied seem to be that of Dante (male) and Lucia (female), suggesting it may be a VoiceChangeling.]]

to:

* TheVoiceless
** [[spoiler:VoiceGrunting:
VoiceGrunting: The Despair Embodied. If you listen closely enough, the voices for The Despaired Embodied seem to be that of Dante (male) and Lucia (female), suggesting it may be a VoiceChangeling.]]



[[folder:Arkham/[[spoiler:Jester]]]]

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[[folder:Arkham/[[spoiler:Jester]]]][[folder:Arkham/ Jester]]



[[spoiler:He manipulates Vergil, Lady, and Dante, bringing them together, as all three characters were necessary to break Sparda's seal and open the portal to the Demon Realm. He often disguises himself as Jester in order to weaken them and keep all of them alive at the same time. He tries to claim Force Edge and Sparda's power, only to be mutated in a giant blob-like mass, which ''wasn't'' the power of Sparda, but in reality a reflection of the evil in his heart. In the end, after being severely weakened by the Sparda brothers and being thrown out of the demon realm, he meets his end by Lady's hand.]]

to:

[[spoiler:He He manipulates Vergil, Lady, and Dante, bringing them together, as all three characters were necessary to break Sparda's seal and open the portal to the Demon Realm. He often disguises himself as Jester in order to weaken them and keep all of them alive at the same time. He tries to claim Force Edge and Sparda's power, only to be mutated in a giant blob-like mass, which ''wasn't'' the power of Sparda, but in reality a reflection of the evil in his heart. In the end, after being severely weakened by the Sparda brothers and being thrown out of the demon realm, he meets his end by Lady's hand.]]
hand.



* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler:He goes into a ''[[Franchise/JamesBond Bond]]'' villain-style monologue in Mission 13 detailing his plan in manipulating the twins and his daughter into spilling their blood to undo the seal. He undid the final part of the seal by stabbing Lady with her bayonet through the leg, but it was just as easy to stab her somewhere vital and kill her, which would have prevented her from getting up and turning her weapon on him... It also would have stopped her from killing him at the end, too.]]
** To be fair, the thigh is home to the very large femoral artery, and the wound he left was enormous; almost spanning the width of her entire leg. realistically, she would have bled out in less than a minute.

to:

* BondVillainStupidity: [[spoiler:He goes into a ''[[Franchise/JamesBond Bond]]'' villain-style monologue in Mission 13 detailing his plan in manipulating the twins and his daughter into spilling their blood to undo the seal. He undid the final part of the seal by stabbing Lady with her bayonet through the leg, but it was just as easy failed to stab finish the job by killing her somewhere vital and kill her, outright, which would have prevented her from getting up and turning her weapon on him... It also would have stopped her from killing him at the end, too.]]
** To be fair, the thigh is home to the very large femoral artery, and the wound he left was enormous; almost spanning the width of her entire leg. realistically, she would have bled out in less than a minute.
]]



* [[spoiler:GagNose: '''Jester.''']]

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* [[spoiler:GagNose: '''Jester.''']]GagNose: Jester has one.



* [[spoiler:TheJester: Uses this guise to manipulate Dante.]]

to:

* [[spoiler:TheJester: TheJester: Uses this guise to manipulate Dante.]]



* [[spoiler:MonsterClown: As Jester, he looks kinda scary.]]

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* [[spoiler:MonsterClown: MonsterClown: As Jester, he looks kinda scary.]]



* [[spoiler:PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep: Both his regular voice and his voice as Jester are reasonably pitched, but the moment he absorbs Sparda's power, his voice drops ''considerably''.]]
* [[spoiler:RecurringBoss: Both subverted and played straight. You're only required to fight him twice: once as Jester and once as his BlobMonster OneWingedAngel. The extra fights added in ''Special Edition'' are optional.]]

to:

* [[spoiler:PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep: PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep: Both his regular voice and his voice as Jester are reasonably pitched, but the moment he absorbs Sparda's power, his voice drops ''considerably''.]]
''considerably''.
* [[spoiler:RecurringBoss: RecurringBoss: Both subverted and played straight. You're only required to fight him twice: once as Jester and once as his BlobMonster OneWingedAngel. The extra fights added in ''Special Edition'' are optional.]]



* BossRush

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* %%* BossRush



** IFightForTheStrongestSide: Shades of it, the extent varying from demon to demon.

to:

** * IFightForTheStrongestSide: Shades of it, the extent varying from demon to demon.



** BreathWeapon
* EvilSoundsDeep

to:

** %%* BreathWeapon
* %%* EvilSoundsDeep



* {{Hellhound}}

to:

* %%* {{Hellhound}}



* [[PunyEarthlings Puny Mortals]]: Holds this view. Imagine his surprise once he realizes Dante holds demon blood within him.

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* [[PunyEarthlings Puny Mortals]]: PunyEarthlings: Holds this view. Imagine his surprise once he realizes Dante holds demon blood within him.



** ShoutOut: A possible one to ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', where the deepest circle of Hell is frozen over, even though Cerberus guards one of the highest.
*** This may be a case of FridgeBrilliance considering that Cerberus is on the ground floor of the Temen-ni-gru.

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** * ShoutOut: A possible one to ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', where the deepest circle of Hell is frozen over, even though Cerberus guards one of the highest.
*** This may be a case of FridgeBrilliance considering that Cerberus is on the ground floor of the Temen-ni-gru.
highest.



* TronLines
* TurnsRed
* WakeUpCallBoss: Possibly.

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* %%* TronLines
* %%* TurnsRed
* WakeUpCallBoss: Possibly.%%* WakeUpCallBoss



* BlowYouAway: Rudra has wind powers.



* ElementalPowers: They have two.
** BlowYouAway: Rudra.
** PlayingWithFire: Agni.



* EvilSoundsDeep
* GracefulLoser

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* %%* EvilSoundsDeep
* GracefulLoserGracefulLoser: They decide to work for Dante after he defeats them.



* PlayingWithFire: Agni has fire powers.



* RedOniBlueOni: More literally than anything (complete with appropriate [[ColourCodedCharacters color coding]]), as both are seen to be quite levelheaded and calm ([[TheBrute outside of battle, that is]]).



%%* SerratedBladeOfPain



** SerratedBladeOfPain



* WombLevel

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* WombLevel
WombLevel: Due to his size, Leviathan is fought from the inside out, traveling through his body to kill his heart.



* BareYourMidriff
* BossBanter
* DanceBattler[=/=]SheFu: While most of Nevan's attacks use lightning to strike Dante, she has two attacks that send [[CastingAShadow a dark wave of energy]] at the Son of Sparda: the first [[SpinAttack has her gyrate multiple times]] while the second shows that Nevan is ''very'' flexible.

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* BareYourMidriff
*
BareYourMidriff: More than that, she's [[GodivaHair not wearing a shirt at all]].
%%*
BossBanter
* DanceBattler[=/=]SheFu: DanceBattler: While most of Nevan's attacks use lightning to strike Dante, she has two attacks that send [[CastingAShadow a dark wave of energy]] at the Son of Sparda: the first [[SpinAttack has her gyrate multiple times]] while the second shows that Nevan is ''very'' flexible.



* EvilRedhead

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* EvilRedheadEvilRedhead: Very red hair, very evil.



** MayflyDecemberRomance: ''Whatever'' she was attempting, genuine attraction or devious manipulation, Nevan's interest in Dante would have most likely ended with this.
* GodivaHair

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** * MayflyDecemberRomance: ''Whatever'' she was attempting, genuine attraction or devious manipulation, Nevan's interest in Dante would have most likely ended with this.
* GodivaHairGenderBlenderName: Nevan is a boy's name, though not a particularly common one, originating in Ireland.
* GodivaHair: She's not wearing a shirt. Her breasts are covered by her hair.



* HotWitch[=/=]{{Evil Sorcer|er}}ess: Most likely. Her title is "The Lightning Witch," and the profile for the mission you fight her in refers to Nevan as "the sorceress of the abyss."

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* HotWitch[=/=]{{Evil Sorcer|er}}ess: HotWitch: Most likely. Her title is "The Lightning Witch," and the profile for the mission you fight her in refers to Nevan as "the sorceress "[[EvilSorceress the sorceress]] of the abyss."



** GenderBlenderName



* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ShieldedCoreBoss
* ShockAndAwe

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* %%* RedEyesTakeWarning
* %%* ShieldedCoreBoss
* ShockAndAweShockAndAwe: She has electrical powers.



* {{Stripperiffic}}

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* {{Stripperiffic}}{{Stripperiffic}}: Due to her GodivaHair.
%%* SugaryMalice



** SugaryMalice



* BossBanter

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* %%* BossBanter



* EvilSoundsDeep

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* %%* EvilSoundsDeep



* LightEmUp
** LightIsNotGood: He has angelic wings and the power of sacred light, but he's still a devil.

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* %%* LightEmUp
** * LightIsNotGood: He has angelic wings and the power of sacred light, but he's still a devil.
11th Feb '16 7:30:10 PM followerofcake
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* ByronicHero: He's an Anti-Villain, but nonetheless has many traits of this archetype. He is a JadeColoredGlasses cynic with a DarkAndTroubledPast who considers his own values and passions as being above everyone else's and thus is doggedly determined to follow his values and passions even if it means trampling over others (more specifically seeking to acquire the power of his father in order [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans to re-establish the Kingdom of Sparda]]). As for the romantic element common to many Byronic Heroes, there is the possible tryst that produced his ([[FlipFlopOfGod maybe]]) son [[spoiler:Nero]].

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* ByronicHero: He's an Anti-Villain, but nonetheless has many traits of this archetype. He is a JadeColoredGlasses cynic with a DarkAndTroubledPast who considers his own values and passions as being above everyone else's and thus is doggedly determined to follow his values and passions even if it means trampling over others (more specifically seeking to acquire the power of his father in order [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans to re-establish the Kingdom of Sparda]]). As for the romantic element common to many Byronic Heroes, there is the possible [[spoiler:possible tryst that produced his ([[FlipFlopOfGod maybe]]) son [[spoiler:Nero]].Nero]].
15th Jan '16 7:21:08 AM Anddrix
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* KilledOffForReal: [[ViewersAreMorons As if fans couldn't take the hint]] that a person ''[[DefeatEqualsExplosion exploding]]'' [[DefeatEqualsExplosion signifies their death]], Capcom had to specifically state in ''4'' that the Angelos were made from Nelo Angelo's ''[[DeaderThanDead corpse]]''.

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* KilledOffForReal: [[ViewersAreMorons As if fans couldn't take the hint]] hint that a person ''[[DefeatEqualsExplosion exploding]]'' [[DefeatEqualsExplosion signifies their death]], Capcom had to specifically state in ''4'' that the Angelos were made from Nelo Angelo's ''[[DeaderThanDead corpse]]''.
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