History Characters / DevilMayCryVillains

27th Aug '17 4:10:32 AM Cryocene
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: His signature katana Yamato is so sharp it can literally cut through dimensions. The only thing it failed to cut on-screen is Dante's own Rebellion. Although if Vergil is weakened, this trope is subverted (it cannot even cut through Lady's very mundane Kalina Ann cannon)

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: His signature katana Yamato is so sharp it can literally cut through dimensions. The only thing it failed to cut on-screen is Dante's own Rebellion. Although if Vergil is weakened, this trope is subverted (it cannot even cut through Lady's very mundane Kalina Ann cannon)cannon).



* FinalBossPreview: Vergil mostly uses the same attacks in the three battles you fight against him, but will add new ones each time he gains new weapons. In the first fight, he only carries his Yamato and (if you are in the [[NintendoHard Dante Must Die]] difficulty) use his Summoned Swords. In the second battle, he adds his Beowulf gauntlets and greaves, the Devil Trigger, and again the Summoned Swords if you are in the highest difficulty. In the end, he doesn't use his Beowulf (it is in Dante's hand by that point) but gains the Force Edge, uses Summoned Swords regardless of difficulty, and will use a stronger Devil Trigger ability that enables him to do the Judgment Cut Storm.

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* FinalBossPreview: Vergil mostly uses the same attacks in the three battles you fight against him, but will add new ones each time he gains new weapons. In the first fight, he only carries his Yamato and (if you are in the [[NintendoHard Dante Must Die]] difficulty) use his Summoned Swords. In the second battle, he adds his Beowulf gauntlets and greaves, the Devil Trigger, and again the Summoned Swords if you are in the highest difficulty. In the end, he doesn't use his Beowulf (it is in Dante's hand by that point) but gains the Force Edge, uses Summoned Swords regardless of difficulty, and will use a stronger Devil Trigger ability that enables him to do the Judgment Cut Storm.
27th Aug '17 4:07:26 AM Cryocene
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: His signature katana Yamato is so sharp it can literally cut through dimensions. The only thing it failed to cut on-screen is Dante's own Rebellion. Although if Vergil is weakened, this trope is subverted (it cannot even cut through Lady's very mundane Kalina Ann cannon)



* Expy: The Sesshoumaru to Dante's Inuyasha. Also see DarthVaderClone above.

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* Expy: {{Expy}}: The Sesshoumaru to Dante's Inuyasha. Also see DarthVaderClone above.



* 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 mostly uses the same attacks in the three battles you fight against him, but will add new ones each time with other he gains new weapons. By In the first fight, he only carries his Yamato and (if you are in the [[NintendoHard Dante Must Die]] difficulty) use his Summoned Swords. In the second battle, he adds his Beowulf gauntlets and greaves, the Devil Trigger, and again the Summoned Swords if you are in the highest difficulty. In the end, he's using Yamato, he doesn't use his own Beowulf gauntlets, (it is in Dante's hand by that point) but gains the Force Edge, and his uses Summoned Swords, Swords regardless of difficulty, and possesses the will use a stronger Devil Trigger ability that enables him to do the Judgment Cut Storm.
10th Aug '17 7:18:02 AM CyberXIII
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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.

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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. But thine [[FridgeBrilliance you fight this Ceberus on the lowest portion of Temen-Ni-Gru.]]



* 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,mholds her hostage when his powers prove insufficient to beat Nero. [[spoiler:It is ''very'' satisfying when Nero guts his ass like a fish.]]

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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,mholds fight, he holds her hostage when his powers prove insufficient to beat Nero. [[spoiler:It is ''very'' satisfying when Nero guts his ass like a fish.]]
10th Aug '17 7:14:20 AM CyberXIII
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* BerserkButton: Dante's quip about Vergil never being like Sparda touched a nerve.
5th Aug '17 3:47:05 PM Luigifan
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* AmbitionIsEvil: His entire arc in ''[=DMC3=]'' is about his desire for more power. It ultimatly led to [[spoiler:his downfall into literal hell]]. Shortly after, he marches stragit off to fight [[spoiler:Mundus]].
--> [[spoiler: "If my father did it, I should be able to do it too."]]

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* AmbitionIsEvil: His entire arc in ''[=DMC3=]'' is about his desire for more power. It ultimatly led to [[spoiler:his downfall into literal hell]]. Shortly after, he marches stragit straight off to fight [[spoiler:Mundus]].
--> [[spoiler: "If [[spoiler:"If my father did it, I should be able to do it too."]]



* 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, ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]'' 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, ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]'' 3]]'', and ''[=DMC4:SE=]''.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Has this dynamic with his brother as a result of choosing to embrace his Demonic heritage over his Human heritage in contrast to Dante who bases his personal code on Human morality.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Has this dynamic with his brother as a result of choosing to embrace his Demonic heritage over his Human heritage heritage, in contrast to Dante Dante, who bases his personal code on Human morality.



* 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 [[spoiler:possible tryst that produced his son 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 passions, even if it means trampling over others (more specifically 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 [[spoiler:possible tryst that produced his son Nero]].



* CannotSpitItOut: A non romantic example. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental materials]] state that Vergil still has a great deal of respect for his younger brother. This is perhaps best seen at the end of ''3'', where Vergil tells Dante to not follow him and advises him to escape from Demon World before the portal closes.

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* CannotSpitItOut: A non romantic non-romantic example. [[AllThereInTheManual Supplemental materials]] state that Vergil still has a great deal of respect for his younger brother. This is perhaps best seen at the end of ''3'', where Vergil tells Dante to not follow him and advises him to escape from the Demon World before the portal closes.



* DarthVaderClone: Let's count the ways. EvilCounterpart to the Hero? Check. [[spoiler:Formerly a good person that went pulled a FaceHeelTurn? Check. Brainwashed into serving an evil Emperor? Check. Wears a mighty suit of armor while serving said Emperor? Check. Name change to hide his identity from the Hero as part of his EvilMakeover? Check. Horribly disfigured appearance after said brainwashing? Check. Pulls a last minute save to protect the Hero from the Emperor's plot? Check. LukeIAmYourFather reveal after their last battle? Check.]]

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* DarthVaderClone: Let's count the ways. EvilCounterpart to the Hero? Check. [[spoiler:Formerly a good person that went pulled through a FaceHeelTurn? Check. Brainwashed into [[TheDragon serving an evil Emperor? Emperor]]? Check. Wears a mighty suit of armor while serving said Emperor? Check. Name change to hide his identity from the Hero as part of his EvilMakeover? Check. Horribly disfigured appearance after said brainwashing? Check. Pulls a last minute save to protect the Hero from the Emperor's plot? Check. LukeIAmYourFather reveal after their last battle? Check.]]



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

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



* EvenEvilHasStandards: He follows a strict code of honor, and shown disgust towards anyone who uses cheap tactics or betrayal for their own agenda [[spoiler:such as Arkham]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He follows a strict code of honor, and shown shows disgust towards anyone who uses cheap tactics or betrayal for their own agenda [[spoiler:such as Arkham]].



* FailureKnight: Hinted at more than once throughout ''3''. It seems his initial motivation for wanting more power was due to a feeling of complete helplessness when Eva was killed, and wanting to protect Dante afterward. But, like any obsessive and dangerous thirst for more power it corrupted him and he soon forgot even ''why'' he wanted that power. [[ManipulativeBastard Arkham promptly attempted to capitalize on this.]]

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* FailureKnight: Hinted at more than once throughout ''3''. It seems his initial motivation for wanting more power was due to a feeling of complete helplessness when Eva was killed, and wanting to protect Dante afterward. But, like any obsessive and dangerous thirst for more power power, it corrupted him and he soon forgot even ''why'' he wanted that power. [[ManipulativeBastard Arkham promptly attempted to capitalize on this.]]



* 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 him, but will add new ones each time with other weapons. By the end 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.



* FlashStep: Does this ''[[TeleportSpam a lot]]''. It loses some of it usefulness as Nelo Angelo, considering that he rarely uses it to his advantage and you can see where he's going.

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* FlashStep: Does this ''[[TeleportSpam a lot]]''. It loses some of it its usefulness as Nelo Angelo, considering that he rarely uses it to his advantage and you can see where he's going.



* InstantDeathRadius: His Summoned Swords as Nelo Angelo and especially during ''3'''s [[HarderThanHard Dante Must Die]] mode. [[ThatOneAttack Hope that you wrote your will]].

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* InstantDeathRadius: His Summoned Swords as Nelo Angelo and especially during ''3'''s [[HarderThanHard Dante Must Die]] mode. [[ThatOneAttack Hope that you wrote your will]].will.]]



* MightMakesRight: Lives by this phrase, he thoroughly explains it to Dante as he's impaling him.
** Also the [[Pantheon/{{ValuesAndEthics}} god of this trope]]

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* MightMakesRight: Lives by this phrase, phrase; he thoroughly explains it to Dante as he's impaling him.
** Also the [[Pantheon/{{ValuesAndEthics}} god of this trope]]trope]].



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Nelo Angelo means "Black Angel" in Italian. Why messing with someone with that name?

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Nelo Angelo means "Black Angel" in Italian. Why messing mess with someone with that name?



* PerfectPlayAI: Not a fully straight example. He walks to you and counter your attacks, but the strategy to defeat him is just that: let him attack first, dodge, and then retaliate. In the ''Special Edition'' of ''4'', his Concentration Gauge fills up the more he acts like this: slowly walking towards enemies, never missing his attacks, and never getting hit, which in return makes his moves more powerful.

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* PerfectPlayAI: Not a fully straight example. He walks to you and counter counters your attacks, but the strategy to defeat him is just that: let him attack first, dodge, and then retaliate. In the ''Special Edition'' of ''4'', his Concentration Gauge fills up the more he acts like this: slowly walking towards enemies, never missing his attacks, and never getting hit, which in return makes his moves more powerful.



* RedOniBlueOni : Blue Oni to Dante's Red Oni. It's even implies by their clothing.

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* RedOniBlueOni : RedOniBlueOni: Blue Oni to Dante's Red Oni. It's even implies implied by their clothing.



* TheSlowWalk: All part of his aforementioned PerfectPlayAI status. If Vergil is going to kill you, you had better believe that he's not going to actually ''run'' up to you. Teleportation is perfectly acceptable, though. In ''[=DMC4:SE=]'', his Concentration Gauge fills up quicker if he walks towards his enemies rather than run.

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* TheSlowWalk: All part of his aforementioned PerfectPlayAI status. If Vergil is going to kill you, you had better believe that he's not going to actually ''run'' up to you. Teleportation is perfectly acceptable, though. In ''[=DMC4:SE=]'', his Concentration Gauge fills up quicker if he walks towards his enemies rather than run.runs.



* SuperMode: Like his brother, Devil Trigger. Vergil actually activated his before Dante did, [[WillfullyWeak but doesn't break it out]] [[IAmNotLeftHanded until halfway through the second battle with his brother]] in ''3''. In the ''4:SE'', when his Concentration Gauge is filled up, his moves become more powerful and he can perform a screen-clearing attack similar to his [[SecretAIMoves Super Judgment Cut]] in the third game.

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* SuperMode: Like his brother, Devil Trigger. Vergil actually activated his before Dante did, [[WillfullyWeak but doesn't break it out]] [[IAmNotLeftHanded until halfway through the second battle with his brother]] in ''3''. In the ''4:SE'', when his Concentration Gauge is filled up, his moves become more powerful and he can perform a screen-clearing attack similar to his [[SecretAIMoves Super Judgment Cut]] in the third game.



* VillainsDyingGrace: After their final fight Vergil stops Dante from reaching out to him, [[spoiler: letting himself stay behind in hell in order to give his brother a chance to escape.]]

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* VillainsDyingGrace: After their final fight fight, Vergil stops Dante from reaching out to him, [[spoiler: letting [[spoiler:letting himself stay behind in hell in order to give his brother a chance to escape.]]escape]].



** Not just implied; his marble outer shell slowly but surely crumbles as you face him in mortal combat. By the time you've vanquished him for good, most of his [[EvilIsVisceral grotesque, fleshy true form]]--nothing more than a writhing mass of living tissue, complete with three eyeballs dangling from their eyestalks and [[MultiArmedAndDangerous hundreds of arms]]--is exposed.

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** Not just implied; his marble outer shell slowly but surely crumbles as you face him in mortal combat. By the time you've vanquished him for good, most of his [[EvilIsVisceral grotesque, fleshy true form]]--nothing form]] -- nothing more than a writhing mass of living tissue, complete with three eyeballs dangling from their eyestalks and [[MultiArmedAndDangerous hundreds of arms]]--is arms]] -- is exposed.



* 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.

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* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: If you're feeling especially cocky, you can deflect his fireballs back at him with a well timed well-timed sword slash, which does good damage.



The second of Mundus' servants to face Dante, appears as a huge demonic eagle which attacks Dante several times in his journey. He's eventually defeated and destroyed by an angry Mundus. His death prompts Dante to become more serious.

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The second of Mundus' servants to face Dante, Griffon appears as a huge demonic eagle which attacks Dante several times in his journey. He's eventually defeated and destroyed by an angry Mundus. His death prompts Dante to become more serious.



* FeatheredFiend: Evil eagle like demon.

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* FeatheredFiend: Evil eagle like eagle-like demon.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: In Devil May Cry 2, Griffon is one of the [[BlobMonster heads]] of the FinalBoss Argosax the Chaos along with some other bosses including the above mentioned GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Phantom. However, what makes this worse than Phantom's is that unlike all the other bosses, Griffon was never fought in the story and, in fact, did not even make an ''appearance'' in the whole game. Which means that he literally comes out of nowhere to be a part of the final boss. Quite possibly the most baffling version of this trope ever.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Is pinned to sacrificial pentagram by a giant pointy rock sent by Mundus when Griffon pleas for his master to aid him after Dante defeats him the final time.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: In Devil ''Devil May Cry 2, 2'', Griffon is one of the [[BlobMonster heads]] of the FinalBoss Argosax the Chaos along with some other bosses bosses, including the above mentioned above-mentioned GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Phantom. However, what makes this worse than Phantom's is that unlike all the other bosses, Griffon was never fought in the story and, in fact, did not even make an ''appearance'' in the whole game. Which means that he literally comes out of nowhere to be a part of the final boss. Quite possibly the most baffling version of this trope ever.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Is pinned to a sacrificial pentagram by a giant pointy rock sent by Mundus when Griffon pleas for his master to aid him after Dante defeats him the final time.



* BadassFingersnap: How all his magic is cast aside of his barrier (Arius holds up his hand for that) and his translocation ability (see directly above). He even has different animations depending on if he's merely summoning more flunkies or directly attacking.

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* BadassFingersnap: How all his magic is cast aside of from his barrier (Arius holds up his hand for that) and his translocation ability (see directly above). He even has different animations depending on if he's merely summoning more flunkies or directly attacking.



* 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.
* 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.

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* 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 and -- [[FlunkyBoss of course]]--his course]] -- his SummonMagic.
* 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 easily by running under Arius when he levitates and flanking his side/back.



* LifeDrain: [[spoiler:Possessed Arius has an odd variation. One of his attacks has him slide across the ground and capture Lucia with the pulsating red orb found on his chest cavity. It drains Lucia's healthbar, but doesn't restore any of his own.]]

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* LifeDrain: [[spoiler:Possessed Arius has an odd variation. One of his attacks has him slide across the ground and capture Lucia with the pulsating red orb found on his chest cavity. It drains Lucia's healthbar, health bar, but doesn't restore any of his own.]]



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His accent is usually consistent, but when it does fluctuates (which happens in the middle of cutscenes), it goes all over the place. UsefulNotes/{{German|Dialects}} would be the most accurate descriptor, but there are times he sounds vaguely Eastern European. Some have even mistaken the accent as ''Chinese'', believe it or not.

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: His accent is usually consistent, but when it does fluctuates fluctuate (which happens in the middle of cutscenes), it goes all over the place. UsefulNotes/{{German|Dialects}} would be the most accurate descriptor, but there are times he sounds vaguely Eastern European. Some have even mistaken the accent as ''Chinese'', believe it or not.



The king of Demon World, Argosax is ancient demon who was defeated by Sparda with the help of the Vie de Marli and sealed using four magical artifacts. Arius seeks the Arcana to undo the seal, revive Argosax, and then absorb his power.

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.

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The king of Demon World, Argosax is an ancient demon who was defeated by Sparda with the help of the Vie de Marli and sealed using four magical artifacts. Arius seeks the Arcana to undo the seal, revive Argosax, and then absorb his power.

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 Despair Embodied. After a long and tenuous battle, Dante is ultimately victorious, blasting the former Demon King to bits.



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.

* ArchnemesisDad: [[spoiler: To Lady.]]

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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 into 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.

* ArchnemesisDad: [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To Lady.]]



* BareHandedBladeBlock: [[spoiler: As Jester, he does this against Vergil in Mission 13.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: In ''3''. He is the one who manipulates the events of the game to open the portal to Hell.]]

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* BareHandedBladeBlock: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As Jester, he does this against Vergil in Mission 13.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In ''3''. He is the one who manipulates the events of the game to open the portal to Hell.]]



* ConflictKiller: [[spoiler: Subverted as the Dante-Vergil sibling rivalry picks up ''immediately'' after [[RivalsTeamUp they]] [[EnemyMine team]] [[SiblingTeam up]] to kick his ass.]]

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* ConflictKiller: [[spoiler: Subverted [[spoiler:Subverted as the Dante-Vergil sibling rivalry picks up ''immediately'' after [[RivalsTeamUp they]] [[EnemyMine team]] [[SiblingTeam up]] to kick his ass.]]



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: His final tantrum before [[spoiler:Lady blows his head off.]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: His final tantrum before [[spoiler:Lady blows his head off.]]off]].



* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:Rationalizes all of his evil deeds--including the murder of his wife--as necessary steps in his goal to become a god right before Lady kills him.]]

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* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler:Rationalizes all of his evil deeds--including deeds -- including the murder of his wife--as wife -- as necessary steps in his goal to become a god right before Lady kills him.]]



* ExtremeOmnivore: In Leviathan's stomach you can find several ships, a bus, some ''skyscrapers'', and the remains of a bridge.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: In Leviathan's stomach stomach, you can find several ships, a bus, some ''skyscrapers'', and the remains of a bridge.



!Nevan the Sorceress of the Abyss

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!Nevan !Nevan, the Sorceress of the Abyss



-->'''Dante:''' "I know why you're here. You want to ask me some questions. Well too bad. I've already answered them myself. I don't need you anymore. Come on, you poser."

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-->'''Dante:''' "I know why you're here. You want to ask me some questions. Well Well, too bad. I've already answered them myself. I don't need you anymore. Come on, you poser."



* AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV]]): He's actually not evil at all and Nero doesn't really have a problem with him (at least any more than he does with typically any other authority figure and he gets along with him for Kyrie's sake). The battle you have to fight with him is simply because he was told to subdue Nero, so he's JustFollowingOrders. He's not privy to any of the real machinations of the Holy Order and when Sanctus shows his true colors, he immediately turns his back on his organization and urges Dante to stop Sanctus.

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* AntiVillain ([[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV]]): He's actually not evil at all and Nero doesn't really have a problem with him (at least any more than he does with typically any other authority figure figure, and he gets along with him for Kyrie's sake). The battle you have to fight with him is simply because he was told to subdue Nero, so he's JustFollowingOrders. He's not privy to any of the real machinations of the Holy Order Order, and when Sanctus shows his true colors, he immediately turns his back on his organization and urges Dante to stop Sanctus.



* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:Credo's death after issuing his final words]].

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* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:Credo's death after issuing his final words]].words.]]



* NotWhatItLooksLike: Used to dramatic effect in the aftermath of [[spoiler:his fight with Nero.]]
* 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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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Used to dramatic effect in the aftermath of [[spoiler:his fight with Nero.]]
Nero]].
* 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 similar-sounding theme.]] For bonus points, he's a ''literal'' OneWingedAngel.



* FlunkyBoss: Puts a spin on it as his summoned creatures act as his weapons instead of attacking independently.

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* FlunkyBoss: Puts a spin on it it, as his summoned creatures act as his weapons instead of attacking independently.



* RecurringBoss: This guy is fought a total of four times. Nero fights him three times, once in his normal form where he just sends Gladius demons your way, another in his Angelo form and the last during the BossRush in Mission 19. Dante, on the other hand, only fights him once in order to [[spoiler: reclaim Yamato]], and this fight is Agnus's last.

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* RecurringBoss: This guy is fought a total of four times. Nero fights him three times, once in his normal form where he just sends Gladius demons your way, another in his Angelo form form, and the last during the BossRush in Mission 19. Dante, on the other hand, only fights him once in order to [[spoiler: reclaim [[spoiler:reclaim Yamato]], and this fight is Agnus's last.



The Conqueror of the Fire Hell, Berial is a huge, centaur-like devil who's wreathed in flames from hell. He fights Nero in an abandoned mine village but is defeated. He later reappears but is stopped and slain by Dante. His Hell Gate is powered by the [[SomethingAboutARose Lucifer]] Devil Arm, which Dante claims.

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The Conqueror of the Fire Hell, Berial is a huge, centaur-like devil who's wreathed in flames from hell. He fights Nero in an abandoned mine village village, but is defeated. He later reappears reappears, but is stopped and slain by Dante. His Hell Gate is powered by the [[SomethingAboutARose Lucifer]] Devil Arm, which Dante claims.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS[=/=]BlindIdiotTranslation: It's supposed to be "Belial" but is misspelled Berial, and as such his English VA [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced it "burial."]]

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS[=/=]BlindIdiotTranslation: It's supposed to be "Belial" but is misspelled Berial, and as such such, his English VA [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY pronounced it "burial."]]



Two twin devil toads from the coldest inferno. Bael attacks Nero in the castle on Fortuna but is slain by Nero. Later his brother Dagon assaults Dante but meets the same fate. Their Hell Gate is powered by the Devil Arm [[BriefcaseBlaster Pandora]], which Dante claims after killing the latter.

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Two twin devil toads from the coldest inferno. Bael attacks Nero in the castle on Fortuna but is slain by Nero. Later Later, his brother Dagon assaults Dante but meets the same fate. Their Hell Gate is powered by the Devil Arm [[BriefcaseBlaster Pandora]], which Dante claims after killing the latter.



* MeaningfulName: Named after the monster from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]]. Echidna's name meant "she-viper," and she was the mother of various other monsters including the Chimera and (humorously enough) Cerberus. This explains her appearance and MamaBear tendencies (never mind the fact that serpents are seen as symbols of fertility in certain cultures).

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* MeaningfulName: Named after the monster from [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek myths]]. Echidna's name meant "she-viper," and she was the mother of various other monsters monsters, including the Chimera and (humorously enough) Cerberus. This explains her appearance and MamaBear tendencies (never mind the fact that serpents are seen as symbols of fertility in certain cultures).



Shortly afterward, he is revived via the Ascension ceremony. It is revealed that he is the 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.

* BackFromTheDead: Thanks to the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Ascension ceremony]] which infuses its participants with demonic energy.

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Shortly afterward, he is revived via the Ascension ceremony. It is revealed that he is the 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 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.

* BackFromTheDead: Thanks to the [[AppliedPhlebotinum Ascension ceremony]] ceremony]], which infuses its participants with demonic energy.



* 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. [[spoiler:It is ''very'' satisfying when Nero guts his ass like a fish]].
* 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." Nero calls him on this after kicking his ass in the final battle, pointing out that Sanctus could never hope to be like Sparda even with his power because he considered love, which Sparda had for Eva, to be a weakness.

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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 shield, and after the final boss fight holds fight,mholds her hostage when his powers prove insufficient to beat Nero. [[spoiler:It is ''very'' satisfying when Nero guts his ass like a fish]].
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* 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." Nero calls him on this after kicking his ass in the final battle, pointing out that Sanctus could never hope to be like Sparda Sparda, even with his power power, because he considered love, which Sparda had for Eva, to be a weakness.



* 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.

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* 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 Ultimately, both fights employ similar strategies.
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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:His Jester form is an expy of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.]]

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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:His Jester form is an expy of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.]]



* ShoutOut: To Franchise/{{Batman}}. He shares his name with the famed mental institute in the comics, while [[spoiler:his [[SplitPersonality alter-ego]] is an {{expy}} of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]].

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* ShoutOut: To Franchise/{{Batman}}. He shares his name with the famed mental institute in the comics, while [[spoiler:his [[SplitPersonality alter-ego]] is an {{expy}} of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker]].ComicBook/TheJoker]].
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* MightMakesRight: Lives by this phrase, he thoroughly explains it to Dante as he's impaling him.
** Also the [[Pantheon/{{ValuesAndEthics}} god of this trope]]
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* LukeIAmYourFather: Virgil is Nero's father.

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* LukeIAmYourFather: Virgil Vergil is Nero's father.the father of Nero from ''4''.






%%* EyeBeams

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%%* EyeBeams* EyeBeams: Three of them.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Kyrie. Oddly enough, he's not vehemently against Nero and Kyrie's mutual attraction.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Kyrie. Oddly enough, he's not vehemently against Nero and Kyrie's mutual attraction.attraction, but he does take ''major'' exception to [[spoiler:Sanctus's use of her in his EvilPlan]].



* MirrorBoss: His fighting style is an odd combination of the first Dante battle and a souped-up Blanco Angelo armor.

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* MirrorBoss: His fighting style is an odd combination of the first Dante battle and a souped-up Blanco Angelo armor. He also shares a few traits with Vergil in the use of summoned swords.



* BerserkButton: Don't refer to Agnus's lab as a "hellhole".

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* BerserkButton: Don't refer to Agnus's lab as a "hellhole"."hellhole" or mock his stutter.



* RecurringBoss: This guy is fought a total of four times. Nero fights him three times, once in his normal form where he just sends Gladius demons your way, another in his Angelo form and the last during the BossRush in Mission 19. Dante, on the other hand, only fights him once in order to [[spoiler: reclaim Yamato]].

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* RecurringBoss: This guy is fought a total of four times. Nero fights him three times, once in his normal form where he just sends Gladius demons your way, another in his Angelo form and the last during the BossRush in Mission 19. Dante, on the other hand, only fights him once in order to [[spoiler: reclaim Yamato]].Yamato]], and this fight is Agnus's last.


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* SilenceYouFool: Roars this in response to Nero's quip after the quote above ("Wanna make it another two thousand?").
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* VillainsDyingGrace: After their final fight Vergil stops Dante from reaching out to him, [[spoiler: letting himself stay behind in hell in order to give his brother a chance to escape.]]
--> [[spoiler:"Leave me and go, if you don't want to be trapped in the demon world."]]
4th Jun '17 6:29:19 PM Hello83433
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* AmbitionisEvil: His entire arc in ''[=DMC3=]'' is about his desire for more power. It ultimatly led to [[spoiler:his downfall into literal hell]]. Shortly after, he marches stragit off to fight [[spoiler:Mundus]].

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* AmbitionisEvil: AmbitionIsEvil: His entire arc in ''[=DMC3=]'' is about his desire for more power. It ultimatly led to [[spoiler:his downfall into literal hell]]. Shortly after, he marches stragit off to fight [[spoiler:Mundus]].
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