History Characters / DmCDevilMayCry

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* IdealHero: Vergil presents himself as a morally upright man with the goal of doing whatever is necessary for mankind to be set free, [[spoiler: however, Vergil's belief in the righteousness of his cause actually makes him a [[WellIntentionedExtremist fanatical extremist]] who will stop at nothing until his goal accomplished and his allegedly benevolent regime is constructed.]]
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** Though Vergil still doesn't make use of firearms in actual combat, relying on his Yamato instead. like his original counterpart.
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* CharacterTic: Bouncing the right part of his upper right part of his coat sleeve and collar back into place with his shoulder whenever it slips off.
12th Aug '17 8:24:14 PM NanoMoose
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* {{Delinquent|s}}: According to Barbas, he violently broke out of juvenile detention eight times in five years. Dante himself voices mild amusement over breaking ''into'' a prison for once (one belonging to Barbas, in fact), is not excessively well-disposed towards police, and has a clear and detailed set of instructions for getting taken in by SWAT without getting the crap kicked out of you that he can recite off the top of his head. All to be expected when the justice system is supernaturally corrupt and you happen to be their most wanted.

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* {{Delinquent|s}}: According to Barbas, he violently broke out of juvenile detention eight times in five years. Dante himself voices mild amusement over breaking ''into'' a prison for once (one belonging to Barbas, in fact), is not excessively well-disposed towards the police, and has a clear and detailed set of instructions for getting taken in by SWAT without getting the crap kicked out of you that he can recite off the top of his head. All to be expected when the justice system is supernaturally corrupt and you happen to be their most wanted.



* {{Hunk}}: [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1a/5d/7d/1a5d7d64ef56c405193ca2d1be1286e1.jpg He's quite handsome with a rugged outlook going for him]].
* IcyBlueEyes: Subverted. Contrasting every other aspect of his muted, thuggish appearance, Dante sports a pair of ''gorgeous'' bright blue eyes, and they get a lot of focus when he's looking into his past or feeling strong emotions. Rather than Vergil, however, Dante is solitary, but not cold. They mark him as a loner more than anything, and while he does start off harsh and wanting to be left to himself, he warms up to those around him eventually.
* IWorkAlone: He even says the words verbatim as he's rattling off a series of similar sentiments to Vergil, claiming "trust issues". The reality is that he's never had anyone else to work with. Fighting demons only, you can see, isn't really gainful employment, and he initially has doubts anyone would want to help him.
* InformedFlaw: Classic Dante's fans, the Succubus, and Lilith all remind us that Dante is "scrawny"[[note]]probably because they couldn't shake off the first impression from his reveal, [[TaintedByThePreview where he]] ''[[TaintedByThePreview did]]'' [[TaintedByThePreview look admittedly scrawny and owing to the trailer's animation style, ugly as well]][[/note]], yet -- despite being noticeably slighter than original Dante -- he's quite well-muscled, most obvious when he introduces himself naked to Kat. Not that being scrawny would make a difference either way, because being a Nephilim, he is assured to be much stronger than any human.

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* {{Hunk}}: [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1a/5d/7d/1a5d7d64ef56c405193ca2d1be1286e1.jpg He's quite ruggedly handsome with a rugged outlook going for him]].
and well-built]].
* IcyBlueEyes: Subverted. Contrasting every other aspect of his muted, thuggish appearance, Dante sports a pair of ''gorgeous'' bright blue eyes, and they get a lot of focus when he's looking into his past or feeling strong emotions. Rather than Vergil, however, Dante is solitary, but not cold. They mark him as a loner more than anything, loner, and while he does start off harsh unfriendly and wanting to be left to himself, he warms up to those around him eventually.
* IWorkAlone: He even says the words verbatim as he's rattling off a series of similar sentiments to Vergil, claiming "trust issues". The reality is that he's never had anyone else to work with. Fighting demons only, only you can see, see isn't really gainful employment, and he initially has doubts anyone would want to help him.
* InformedFlaw: Classic Dante's fans, the Succubus, and Lilith all remind us that Dante is "scrawny"[[note]]probably because they couldn't shake off his more wiry physique in the first impression from his reveal, [[TaintedByThePreview where he]] ''[[TaintedByThePreview did]]'' [[TaintedByThePreview look admittedly scrawny and owing to the trailer's animation style, ugly as well]][[/note]], original trailer[[/note]], yet -- despite being noticeably slighter than original Dante -- he's quite well-muscled, most obvious when he introduces himself naked to Kat. Not that being scrawny would make a difference either way, because being a Nephilim, he is assured to be much stronger than any human.



* NonchalantDodge: In cutscenes and a series tradition. When large, fast-moving objects come his way, he tends to twist his body to slip by them, exerting the barest minimum of effort.

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* NonchalantDodge: In cutscenes and a series tradition. When large, fast-moving objects come his way, he tends to twist his body to slip by them, move just far enough that they miss, exerting the barest minimum of effort.



* PowerGlows: In [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]] mode, his jacket glows bright red, his skin glows chalk-white, and his eyes have [[RedEyesTakeWarning bright red sclera and pupils]] with white irises. Not to mention the glowing red veins on his face, as well as in the TGS 2010 trailer and in the end of the game, after defeating [[BigBad Vergil]].

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* PowerGlows: In [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]] mode, his jacket glows bright red, his skin glows chalk-white, and his eyes have [[RedEyesTakeWarning bright red sclera and pupils]] with white irises. Not to mention the glowing red veins on his face, as well as in the TGS 2010 trailer and in the end of the game, after defeating [[BigBad Vergil]].face.
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!!! Voiced by: Tim Phillips (En), Benjamin Pascal (Fr), Borja Fernández Sedano (Sp)

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!!! Voiced by: Tim Phillips Phillipps (En), Benjamin Pascal (Fr), Borja Fernández Sedano (Sp)


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* BadassBaritone: Unlike his original incarnation, this Dante has quite a deep voice.
5th Aug '17 4:28:33 PM Luigifan
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* AdaptationalBadass: While Dante's ridiculous feats have been (slightly) grounded in actual physics, he's still one of the most powerful beings in the setting as said below. and in addition, unlike his original incarnation. who used to be weaker than classic Vergil and lost several fights against him before fully embracing his demonic abilities and winning. [=DmC=]'s Dante is stronger than the reboot's Vergil, and when they do fight for the first time. Dante is [[CurbStompBattle owning him]] even when his younger twin brother brings his own Devil Trigger into the mix. it's a [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zagged example though]], as seen below.
* AdaptationalWimp: While Dante is still certainly one of the most powerful beings in the setting, able to kill thousands of demons and look good doing it, he doesn't do so with near the effortless, almost bored, grace of his classic counterpart. He's still able to do ridiculous feats, but they are slightly more grounded in actual physics (slightly).

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* AdaptationalBadass: While Dante's ridiculous feats have been (slightly) grounded in actual physics, he's still one of the most powerful beings in the setting as said below. and in In addition, unlike his original incarnation. incarnation, who used to be weaker than classic Vergil and lost several fights against him before fully embracing his demonic abilities and winning. winning, [=DmC=]'s Dante is stronger than the reboot's Vergil, and when they do fight for the first time. time, Dante is [[CurbStompBattle owning him]] even when his younger twin brother brings his own Devil Trigger into the mix. it's It's a [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zagged example though]], example]], though, as seen below.
* AdaptationalWimp: While Dante is still certainly one of the most powerful beings in the setting, able to kill thousands of demons and look good doing it, he doesn't do so with near the effortless, almost bored, grace of his classic counterpart. He's still able to do ridiculous feats, but they are slightly more grounded in actual physics (slightly).



* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:Definitely his reaction towards his brother, who reveals his true intentions.]]

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* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:Definitely his reaction towards his brother, who when he reveals his true intentions.]]



* HeroesPreferSwords: His shape-shifting longsword, Rebellion. He doesn't even need a sheathe for it - he can summon and banish it at will.

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* HeroesPreferSwords: His shape-shifting longsword, Rebellion. He doesn't even need a sheathe sheath for it - -- he can summon and banish it at will.



* IWorkAlone: He even says the words verbatim as he's rattling off a series of similar sentiments to Vergil, claiming "trust issues". The reality is that he's never had anyone else to work with. Fighting demons only you can see isn't really gainful employment and he initially has doubts anyone would want to help him.
* InformedFlaw: Classic Dante's fans, the Succubus and Lilith all remind us that Dante is "scrawny"[[note]]probably because they couldn't shake off the first impression from his reveal, [[TaintedByThePreview where he]] ''[[TaintedByThePreview did]]'' [[TaintedByThePreview look admittedly scrawny and owing to the trailer's animation style, ugly as well]][[/note]], yet -- despite being noticeably slighter than original Dante -- he's quite well-muscled, most obvious when he introduces himself naked to Kat. Not that being scrawny would make a difference either way because being Nephilim, he is assured to be much stronger than any human.

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* IWorkAlone: He even says the words verbatim as he's rattling off a series of similar sentiments to Vergil, claiming "trust issues". The reality is that he's never had anyone else to work with. Fighting demons only only, you can see see, isn't really gainful employment employment, and he initially has doubts anyone would want to help him.
* InformedFlaw: Classic Dante's fans, the Succubus Succubus, and Lilith all remind us that Dante is "scrawny"[[note]]probably because they couldn't shake off the first impression from his reveal, [[TaintedByThePreview where he]] ''[[TaintedByThePreview did]]'' [[TaintedByThePreview look admittedly scrawny and owing to the trailer's animation style, ugly as well]][[/note]], yet -- despite being noticeably slighter than original Dante -- he's quite well-muscled, most obvious when he introduces himself naked to Kat. Not that being scrawny would make a difference either way way, because being a Nephilim, he is assured to be much stronger than any human.



* NotWhatISignedOnFor: Upon TheReveal that [[spoiler: Vergil's ''real'' plan was to overthrow Mundus so he rule humanity himself]]. Dante states outright that [[spoiler: he didn't help Vergil defeat Mundus just so Vergil could take his place]].

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* NotWhatISignedOnFor: Upon TheReveal that [[spoiler: Vergil's [[spoiler:Vergil's ''real'' plan was to overthrow Mundus so he could rule humanity himself]]. Dante states outright that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he didn't help Vergil defeat Mundus just so Vergil could take his place]].



* OrphansPlotTrinket: The red crystal amulet he wears. It was a gift from his mother (one of his only childhood memories is of her giving it to him), intended to help he and Vergil recognise each other [[spoiler:and containing a message for her son in the event of her death]]. It's also linked to his supernatural powers in some way - his hand goes to it unconsciously when he unlocks them.

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* OrphansPlotTrinket: The red crystal amulet he wears. It was a gift from his mother (one of his only childhood memories is of her giving it to him), intended to help he him and Vergil recognise each other [[spoiler:and containing a message for her son in the event of her death]]. It's also linked to his supernatural powers in some way - -- his hand goes to it unconsciously when he unlocks them.



* PowerGlows: In [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]] mode, his jacket glows bright red, his skin glows chalk-white, and his eyes have [[RedEyesTakeWarning bright red sclera and pupils]] with white irises. Not to mention the glowing red veins on his face, as well as in the TGS 2010 trailer and in the end of the game. after defeating [[BigBad Vergil]].

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* PowerGlows: In [[SuperMode Devil Trigger]] mode, his jacket glows bright red, his skin glows chalk-white, and his eyes have [[RedEyesTakeWarning bright red sclera and pupils]] with white irises. Not to mention the glowing red veins on his face, as well as in the TGS 2010 trailer and in the end of the game. game, after defeating [[BigBad Vergil]].



* {{Protectorate}}: Dante views himself as this by the end of the game for humanity going forward. Unfortunately, his first act is [[spoiler:having to prevent Vergil from starting his own regime over humans, which doesn't really [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice end well for]] [[WeUsedTobeFriends either of them]]]].

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* {{Protectorate}}: Dante views himself as this by the end of the game for humanity going forward. Unfortunately, his first act is [[spoiler:having to prevent Vergil from starting his own regime over humans, which doesn't really [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice end well for]] [[WeUsedTobeFriends [[WeUsedToBeFriends either of them]]]].



* ReluctantHero: At first, but [[spoiler:when Vergil reveals his plans to rule, he steps up without a second thought.]]

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* ReluctantHero: At first, but [[spoiler:when Vergil reveals his plans to rule, he steps up without a second thought.]]thought]].



* RightMakesMight: Dante is UnskilledButStrong while Vergil is about as strong, yet also has superior skill. That said, [[spoiler: during their duel, as Dante's ChaoticGood trumps Vergil's mix of LawfulNeutral and LawfulEvil, Dante wins anyways]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: At first it's for killing his mother and imprisoning his father, [[spoiler:then it's for torturing Kat]]. More generally, it's for his life lived on the run.

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* RightMakesMight: Dante is UnskilledButStrong while Vergil is about as strong, yet also has superior skill. That said, [[spoiler: during [[spoiler:during their duel, as Dante's ChaoticGood trumps Vergil's mix of LawfulNeutral and LawfulEvil, Dante wins anyways]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: At first first, it's for killing his mother and imprisoning his father, [[spoiler:then it's for torturing Kat]]. More generally, it's for his life lived on the run.



* SubmissiveBadass: While reluctant to get swept up in Vergil's revolution, once he does Dante pretty much leaves the planning to his brother. The only times he drops his go-with-the-flow attitude is when Vergil starts crossing the MoralEventHorizon.

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* SubmissiveBadass: While reluctant to get swept up in Vergil's revolution, once he does does, Dante pretty much leaves the planning to his brother. The only times he drops his go-with-the-flow attitude is when Vergil starts crossing the MoralEventHorizon.



* UnskilledButStrong: Compared with classic Dante, he has a distinct lack of refinement, often making large haymakers and wild swings that leave himself tripping over himself. He is, however, fast, strong, and agile enough to compensate for his lack of style, because he's been fighting since he was a child and never had formal training.

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* UnskilledButStrong: Compared with classic Dante, he has a distinct lack of refinement, often making large haymakers and wild swings that leave himself him tripping over himself. He is, however, fast, strong, and agile enough to compensate for his lack of style, because he's been fighting since he was a child and never had formal training.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Whilst Vergil was always a villain, in the previous series he genuinely seemed to care for Dante, and had an occasional nice moment. However, [=DmC=]'s Vergil shoots past the point of no return in ''Vergil's Downfall'' when it's revealed [[spoiler: he blames Dante for his troubles, and eventually tosses aside his moral scruples, becoming the leader of the demons.]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Whilst Vergil was always a villain, in the previous series series, he genuinely seemed to care for Dante, and had an occasional nice moment. However, [=DmC=]'s Vergil shoots past the point of no return in ''Vergil's Downfall'' when it's revealed [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he blames Dante for his troubles, and eventually tosses aside his moral scruples, becoming the leader of the demons.]]demons]].



* ControlFreak: He taught himself his computer skills and created the Order for the same reason - to assert some kind of control over his life (whereas Dante's okay rolling with whatever happens). [[spoiler:It turns out his desire for control goes beyond just that to ruling the human race, and then commanding the demonic armies after that fails.]]

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* ControlFreak: He taught himself his computer skills and created the Order for the same reason - -- to assert some kind of control over his life (whereas Dante's okay rolling with whatever happens). [[spoiler:It turns out his desire for control goes beyond just that to ruling the human race, and then commanding the demonic armies after that fails.]]



* DarkIsNotEvil: He maybe part demon and dress in a lot of black, but he doesn't share their malice or savagery. He is ultimately is revealed to be an [[spoiler: Anti-Villain with a case of LightIsNotGood]].
* DarkMessiah: The reality of his crusade to save humanity is to save them from themselves, in his mind. Dante believes HumansAreFlawed but they do not need a supreme ruler like Vergil to order them around in spite of it.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: He maybe may be part demon and dress in a lot of black, but he doesn't share their malice or savagery. He is ultimately is revealed to be an [[spoiler: Anti-Villain [[spoiler:Anti-Villain with a case of LightIsNotGood]].
* DarkMessiah: The reality of his crusade to save humanity is to save them from themselves, in his mind. Dante believes HumansAreFlawed HumansAreFlawed, but they do not need a supreme ruler like Vergil to order them around in spite of it.



* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He takes it as a given that Dante will [[spoiler: be on board with ruling the humans after Mundus is dead. He seems just as shocked at Dante's revulsion at the idea as Dante is about Vergil's true nature.]]
-->'''Vergil:''' [[spoiler: The path is clear for us to rule.]]
-->'''Dante:''' [[spoiler: ''What did you say?'']]
-->'''Vergil:''' [[spoiler: (In an "Um...''duh''" voice.) The path is...clear...for us...to rule?]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He takes it as a given that Dante will [[spoiler: be [[spoiler:be on board with ruling the humans after Mundus is dead. He seems just as shocked at Dante's revulsion at the idea as Dante is about Vergil's true nature.]]
-->'''Vergil:''' [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The path is clear for us to rule.]]
-->'''Dante:''' [[spoiler: ''What [[spoiler:''What did you say?'']]
-->'''Vergil:''' [[spoiler: (In [[spoiler:(In an "Um...''duh''" voice.) The path is...clear... clear... for us...us... to rule?]]



* FallenHero: Regardless of his reasons for doing it, Mundus had to go and Vergil championed the cause. [[spoiler:Even his ultimate goal isn't exactly evil, simply misguided and unappreciative for what humanity is capable of on their own. It was letting his defeat at Dante's hand turn him vengeful and power-hungry that finally caused his fall from grace and into full villain status]].

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* FallenHero: Regardless of his reasons for doing it, Mundus had to go and Vergil championed the cause. [[spoiler:Even his ultimate goal isn't exactly evil, simply misguided and unappreciative for what humanity is capable of on their own. It was letting his defeat at Dante's hand turn him vengeful and power-hungry that finally caused his fall from grace and into full villain status]].status.]]



** To [[Characters/DevilMayCryVillains his original incarnation]]. The one of the Classic Continuity was a JadeColoredGlasses wearing cynic who believes that [[{{Ubermensch}} personal empowerment trumped the common good of society]]. [[note]]("Might Controls Everything. And without strength, you cannot protect anything, let alone yourself.")[[/note]] In contrast, [=DmC=]!Vergil is someone who presents himself as a [[IdealHero morally upright individual]] with a goal of doing what is necessary for humanity's protection. [[spoiler: However, [[LightIsNotGood his belief in the righteous of his cause]] makes him a [[TautologicalTemplar fanatical]] [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity extremist]] who believes that his cause is so just that nothing will ever sully the ultimate ends of establishing his own [[TotalitarianUtilitarian allegedly benevolent regime]] to succeed Mundus's, which leads him to cross [[MoralEventHorizon moral boundaries]] that the Classic counterpart [[EvenEvilHasStandards would not have]].]]

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** To [[Characters/DevilMayCryVillains his original incarnation]]. The one of the Classic Continuity was a JadeColoredGlasses wearing JadeColoredGlasses-wearing cynic who believes that [[{{Ubermensch}} personal empowerment trumped the common good of society]]. [[note]]("Might Controls Everything. And without strength, you cannot protect anything, let alone yourself.")[[/note]] In contrast, [=DmC=]!Vergil is someone who presents himself as a [[IdealHero morally upright individual]] with a goal of doing what is necessary for humanity's protection. [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, [[LightIsNotGood his belief in the righteous of his cause]] makes him a [[TautologicalTemplar fanatical]] [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity extremist]] who believes that his cause is so just that nothing will ever sully the ultimate ends of establishing his own [[TotalitarianUtilitarian allegedly benevolent regime]] to succeed Mundus's, which leads him to cross [[MoralEventHorizon moral boundaries]] that the Classic counterpart [[EvenEvilHasStandards would not have]].]]



* ForceAndFinesse: The Finesse to Dante's Force. Dante serves the rebellion with violence, Vergil does it with communication. Dante uses loud and messy handguns, Vergil uses a sniper rifle and throwing knives. Vergil also later gives him a more precision-based weapon than the shotgun, a gun that shoots timed explosive bolts. The greatest example is in their fighting styles, with Dante taking large swings and Vergil using timed, practiced slashes. [[spoiler: Notably, while Vergil can't take too many hits himself, letting him get a single hit in on Dante can lead the player to getting absolutely shredded if they're not careful.]]

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* ForceAndFinesse: The Finesse to Dante's Force. Dante serves the rebellion with violence, Vergil does it with communication. Dante uses loud and messy handguns, Vergil uses a sniper rifle and throwing knives. Vergil also later gives him a more precision-based weapon than the shotgun, a gun that shoots timed explosive bolts. The greatest example is in their fighting styles, with Dante taking large swings and Vergil using timed, practiced slashes. [[spoiler: Notably, [[spoiler:Notably, while Vergil can't take too many hits himself, letting him get a single hit in on Dante can lead the player to getting absolutely shredded if they're not careful.]]



* HappilyAdopted: Not only was his foster family extremely wealthy, they took good care of him - in direct contrast with Dante's upbringing.

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* HappilyAdopted: Not only was his foster family extremely wealthy, they took good care of him - -- in direct contrast with Dante's upbringing.



* KnightTemplar: Edges towards this, as he is willing to do whatever it takes to liberate Limbo City and eliminate the demons who control it, including sacrifice his comrades in the Order and give Kat up for dead when she's captured. With some browbeating from Dante, though, he does agree to rescue Kat. [[spoiler:After Mundus' defeat, he reveals ''he'' wants to rule because humans can't take care of themselves.]]

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* KnightTemplar: Edges towards this, as he is willing to do whatever it takes to liberate Limbo City and eliminate the demons who control it, including sacrifice sacrificing his comrades in the Order and give giving Kat up for dead when she's captured. With some browbeating from Dante, though, he does agree to rescue Kat. [[spoiler:After Mundus' defeat, he reveals ''he'' wants to rule because he thinks humans can't take care of themselves.]]



* NotSoDifferent: From [[spoiler: Mundus. Despite his disgust with Mundus for mistreating the humans, Vergil really doesn't think very highly of them himself, and in fact planned to take Mundus' place as ruler of humanity because he thinks humans need someone to guide them and keep them from killing each other. Dante even outright accuses him of being no better than Mundus]].

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* NotSoDifferent: From [[spoiler: Mundus.[[spoiler:Mundus. Despite his disgust with Mundus for mistreating the humans, Vergil really doesn't think very highly of them himself, and in fact planned to take Mundus' place as ruler of humanity because he thinks humans need someone to guide them and keep them from killing each other. Dante even outright accuses him of being no better than Mundus]].



* PowerEchoes[=/=]EvilSoundsDeep: In the DLC [[spoiler:after absorbing Hollow Vergil.]]

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* PowerEchoes[=/=]EvilSoundsDeep: In the DLC [[spoiler:after absorbing Hollow Vergil.]]Vergil]].



* RegeneratingShieldStaticHealth: [[spoiler: Vergil can do this if his health goes low enough, making the fight impossible to win unless he's forced out of it with a well-timed Devil Trigger, because the phantom he summons will immediately teleport to him to block any attack Dante performs that would interrupt his healing.]]

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* RegeneratingShieldStaticHealth: [[spoiler: Vergil [[spoiler:Vergil can do this if his health goes low enough, making the fight impossible to win unless he's forced out of it with a well-timed Devil Trigger, because the phantom he summons will immediately teleport to him to block any attack Dante performs that would interrupt his healing.]]



* SoreLoser: So he proves in the DLC - initially sorrowful that his remaining family is gone, he gets more and more bitter over the ''defeat'', convinced he would not lose if he had a second chance. [[spoiler:When he battles the shadow version of Dante, the fight's outcome is the opposite of his fight against the real Dante: Vergil has his brother pinned and helpless. But where Dante refrained from killing Vergil, Vergil viciously kills "Dante", gloats, and takes his amulet as a trophy.]]

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* SoreLoser: So he proves in the DLC - -- initially sorrowful that his remaining family is gone, he gets more and more bitter over the ''defeat'', convinced he would not lose if he had a second chance. [[spoiler:When he battles the shadow version of Dante, the fight's outcome is the opposite of his fight against the real Dante: Vergil has his brother pinned and helpless. But where Dante refrained from killing Vergil, Vergil viciously kills "Dante", gloats, and takes his amulet as a trophy.]]



* TurnsRed: The [[spoiler: battle with him will deliberately highlight this. Initially, Dante wields raw power while Vergil favors strict and refined skill, making him very dangerous but not enough to keep him from getting his ass kicked around the arena. As he takes more damage though, he starts to use more and more of his powers. By the time he's full-on using Devil Trigger, the fight turns from fairly even to incredibly dangerous. What it shows is that Vergil may not have as much experience fighting as Dante, but he's much more in control of his power.]]

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* TurnsRed: The [[spoiler: battle [[spoiler:battle with him will deliberately highlight this. Initially, Dante wields raw power while Vergil favors strict and refined skill, making him very dangerous but not enough to keep him from getting his ass kicked around the arena. As he takes more damage damage, though, he starts to use more and more of his powers. By the time he's full-on using Devil Trigger, the fight turns from fairly even to incredibly dangerous. What it shows is that Vergil may not have as much experience fighting as Dante, but he's much more in control of his power.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Dante briefly calls him out after [[spoiler:he shoots the defenseless and pregnant Lilith twice (once to kill the spawn, the second to kill her) in the middle of exchanging her for Kat, ''while Kat's still being held by Mundus''.]]
** [[spoiler:Dante gives him a bigger one, when Vergil says humans are weak, stupid, and need to be ruled, right in front of Kat to Dante.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: Dante briefly calls him out after [[spoiler:he shoots the defenseless and pregnant Lilith twice (once to kill the spawn, the second to kill her) in the middle of exchanging her for Kat, ''while Kat's still being held by Mundus''.]]
Mundus'']].
** [[spoiler:Dante gives him a bigger one, one when Vergil says humans are weak, stupid, and need to be ruled, right in front of Kat to Dante.]]



* WholeCostumeReference: His initial appearance before TheReveal is based on V of ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' - smiling mask, black suit, brimmed hat and gloves.

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* WholeCostumeReference: His initial appearance before TheReveal is based on V of ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' - -- smiling mask, black suit, brimmed hat and gloves.



* ArtInitiatesLife: She can paint markings that become physical objects in Limbo for Dante to manipulate. Other, more complex
* AstralProjection: Explicitly stated as one of her powers - she can leave her physical body behind and wander Limbo as a spirit. Unfortunately, she can only do it when subjected to extreme trauma, not at will, reducing its usefulness. That said, she has working knowledge of locations she's wandered in the past (such as the Virility Factory) and [[spoiler:appears to have used it during her time being tortured in Mundus' tower to scout the place]].
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. [[spoiler:When about to be caught by the SWAT team raiding the hideout, Kat is advised by Dante to quietly surrender and make no attempt to fight back, after realizing that he can't enter the real world to protect her. It doesn't matter - they shoot her in the shoulder and beat her viciously before taking her into captivity. She's still visibly injured and limping to the game's end.]]

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* ArtInitiatesLife: She can paint markings that become physical objects in Limbo for Dante to manipulate. Other, more complex
manipulate.
* AstralProjection: Explicitly stated as one of her powers - -- she can leave her physical body behind and wander Limbo as a spirit. Unfortunately, she can only do it when subjected to extreme trauma, not at will, reducing its usefulness. That said, she has working knowledge of locations she's wandered in the past (such as the Virility Factory) and [[spoiler:appears to have used it during her time being tortured in Mundus' tower to scout the place]].
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. [[spoiler:When about to be caught by the SWAT team raiding the hideout, Kat is advised by Dante to quietly surrender and make no attempt to fight back, after realizing that he can't enter the real world to protect her. It doesn't matter - -- they shoot her in the shoulder and beat her viciously before taking her into captivity. She's still visibly injured and limping to the game's end.]]



* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Successfully holds out under Mundus's torture to protect Dante and Vergil, then goes on to give them a detailed interior plan of the building she was held in after her rescue as well as specifics of how to get around security. She is also the one to talk down Dante from killing Vergil, after hearing Vergil badmouth her species. Then comfort Dante after he defeats Vergil, her arm visibly in a sling and walking with a limp.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Successfully [[spoiler:Successfully holds out under Mundus's torture to protect Dante and Vergil, then goes on to give them a detailed interior plan of the building she was held in after her rescue as well as specifics of how to get around security. She is also the one to talk down Dante from killing Vergil, after hearing Vergil badmouth her species. Then comfort Dante after he defeats Vergil, her arm visibly in a sling and walking with a limp.]]



* HypercompetentSidekick: Helps Dante take out the Hunter Demon, briefs Dante on all his missions, plans the assault on Mundus' fortress at the end of the game, and knows spells to manipulate Limbo. Dante even says both he and Vergil would have failed twenty times over if not for her. [[spoiler:Vergil deigns to admit that she ''was'' "useful", before fighting Dante]].

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* HypercompetentSidekick: Helps Dante take out the Hunter Demon, briefs Dante on all his missions, plans the assault on Mundus' fortress at the end of the game, and knows spells to manipulate Limbo. Dante even says both he and Vergil would have failed twenty times over if not for her. [[spoiler:Vergil deigns to admit that she ''was'' "useful", before fighting Dante]].Dante.]]



* KickTheDog : How other characters treat her is a very good indicator of what kind of people they are.

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* KickTheDog : KickTheDog: How other characters treat her is a very good indicator of what kind of people they are.



** Though Dante is initially unwilling to accept her help, after a rough first impression, he's perfectly happy doing what she says, listening to or even confiding in her.

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** Though Dante is initially unwilling to accept her help, after a rough first impression, he's perfectly happy doing what she says, listening to her, or even confiding in her.



* MoralityPet: Comes to serve as this to Dante; [[spoiler:during the FinalBoss battle, it's her begging him ''not'' to kill Vergil that stops him from doing so.]]
* MsExposition: Basically she acts as a player's guide to the world of Limbo City/Limbo with various factoids she grasped in her time in Limbo or being a member of the order.

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* MoralityPet: Comes to serve as this to Dante; [[spoiler:during the FinalBoss battle, it's her begging him ''not'' to kill Vergil that stops him from doing so.]]
so]].
* MsExposition: Basically she acts as a player's guide to the world of Limbo City/Limbo with various factoids she grasped in her time in Limbo or being a member of the order.Order.



* DeathByAdaptation: The original Mundus, though defeated, was fully expected to make a return by Dante in future. This version ends up KilledOffForReal.

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* DeathByAdaptation: The original Mundus, though defeated, was fully expected to make a return by Dante in the future. This version ends up KilledOffForReal.



** His name, like that of the classic counterpart, is also a reference to a name given by the [[UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} Gnostic-like]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharism Cathars]] to Satan as ''Rex Mundi'' ("King of this World") believing the material world to be one and the same with Hell.

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** His name, like that of the classic counterpart, is also a reference to a name given by the [[UsefulNotes/{{Gnosticism}} Gnostic-like]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharism Cathars]] to Satan as ''Rex Mundi'' ("King of this World") World"), believing the material world to be one and the same with Hell.



* RealityWarper: Limbo conforms to his wishes -- possibly even to his thoughts. When Dante is under attack, the landscape itself contorts to crush him and orders/taunts flit around the environment; "KILL DANTE", "TRAP HIM", "DIE" and so on.

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* RealityWarper: Limbo conforms to his wishes -- possibly even to his thoughts. When Dante is under attack, the landscape itself contorts to crush him and orders/taunts flit around the environment; "KILL DANTE", "TRAP HIM", "DIE" "DIE", and so on.



* TranquilFury: [[spoiler: When his unborn child and Lilith is killed by Vergil, he calmly recites the page quote before demolishing a section of the city to try and kill Vergil, Dante and Kat.]]
** [[spoiler: When Dante and Mundus meet face-to-face for the final confrontation, he gives them a calm, detached WhatTheHellHero, but it is clearly obvious that he is trying very, ''very'' hard to maintain his temper and composure. But when Dante calls his reaction to his child's death "priceless", [[UnstoppableRage his composure and temper run out of ground.]]]]

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* TranquilFury: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When his unborn child and Lilith is are killed by Vergil, he calmly recites the page quote before demolishing a section of the city to try and kill Vergil, Dante Dante, and Kat.]]
** [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Dante and Mundus meet face-to-face for the final confrontation, he gives them a calm, detached WhatTheHellHero, but it is clearly obvious that he is trying very, ''very'' hard to maintain his temper and composure. But when Dante calls his reaction to his child's death "priceless", [[UnstoppableRage his composure and temper run out of ground.]]]]



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In his human guise, he's Kyle Ryder, a respected banker. The backing of the Raptor News Network - run by his [[TheDragon right-hand demon Bob Barbas]] - makes him a very literal example of the trope.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: In his human guise, he's Kyle Ryder, a respected banker. The backing of the Raptor News Network - -- run by his [[TheDragon right-hand demon Bob Barbas]] - -- makes him a very literal example of the trope.



Mistress of Mundus and owner of a popular nightclub, she is a high value target of the Order. Was expecting to be the mother of Mundus' heir.

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Mistress of Mundus and owner of a popular nightclub, she is a high value high-value target of the Order. Was expecting to be the mother of Mundus' heir.



* DualBoss: With [[spoiler:her child.]] Although she doesn't do anything herself during the fight and in fact is the boss' weak point.

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* DualBoss: With [[spoiler:her child.]] child]]. Although she doesn't do anything herself during the fight and in fact is the boss' weak point.



* SmallNameBigEgo: When Dante challenges her directly, Lilith flat out says that she would come down to fight, but Dante is "beneath her," instead having him run a particularly crazy gauntlet to reach her. Outside of that moment, she is aware she's just one among several "concubines" to Mundus (the only thing that makes her special is that [[spoiler:she's bearing his child]]), but does not react well to Dante pointing this out.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: When Dante challenges her directly, Lilith flat out flat-out says that she would come down to fight, but Dante is "beneath her," instead having him run a particularly crazy gauntlet to reach her. Outside of that moment, she is aware she's just one among several "concubines" to Mundus (the only thing that makes her special is that [[spoiler:she's bearing his child]]), but does not react well to Dante pointing this out.



* FourEyesZeroSoul: Fairly self-explanatory - he wears glasses, and is a foul propaganda-spewing demon.

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* FourEyesZeroSoul: Fairly self-explanatory - -- he wears glasses, and is a foul propaganda-spewing demon.



* MouthOfSauron: He is the Warden of Limbo's jail, the source of all anti-Order/Dante Propaganda and is the public face of Mundus' control. And, hell, he really is doing God's work. Mundus may as well be God to him. Taken to the literal extreme when you notice his voice actor in English is the same as Mundus.

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* MouthOfSauron: He is the Warden of Limbo's jail, the source of all anti-Order/Dante Propaganda Propaganda, and is the public face of Mundus' control. And, hell, he really is doing God's work. Mundus may as well be God to him. Taken to the literal extreme when you notice his voice actor in English is the same as Mundus.



* OneWingedAngel: During his boss battle he turns into a sort of giant, holographic face with tentacles coming out from the top.

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* OneWingedAngel: During his boss battle battle, he turns into a sort of giant, holographic face with tentacles coming out from the top.



* KnifeNut: His weapon of choice is a massive military knife. For anyone else it would work as a giant falchion.

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* KnifeNut: His weapon of choice is a massive military knife. For anyone else else, it would work as a giant falchion.



** It is interesting to also note that in Myth/ClassicalMythology there is man with a very similar name known as Phineus. In the most well known account of him from Greek Mythology, he showed the future to mankind and for that was punished by Zeus by being blinded and having harpies torment him and steal his food. Similarly, Phineas (who like Phineus is also a prophet) is also punished by a powerful supernatural being (Mundus in this case) and tormented by Harpy demons.

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** It is interesting to also note that in Myth/ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology, there is man with a very similar name known as Phineus. In the most well known well-known account of him from Greek Mythology, he showed the future to mankind and for that was punished by Zeus by being blinded and having harpies torment him and steal his food. Similarly, Phineas (who like Phineus is also a prophet) is also punished by a powerful supernatural being (Mundus in this case) and tormented by Harpy demons.



* RealityWarper: To an extent, he can remake platforms and bridges with his eye, which allow Dante to proceed forward.

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* RealityWarper: To an extent, he can remake platforms and bridges with his eye, which allow allows Dante to proceed forward.



* DisappearedDad: The fate of this continuity's Sparda rather than having passed away of unspecified causes as the Classic one.
* TheFaceless: Sparda's face is scratched out, obscured or simply turned away in all the photos and paintings of him

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* DisappearedDad: The fate of this continuity's Sparda Sparda, rather than having passed away of unspecified causes as the Classic one.
* TheFaceless: Sparda's face is scratched out, obscured obscured, or simply turned away in all the photos and paintings of himhim.



* OppositesAttract: The Angelic Eva and Demonic Sparda were married before Mundus killed Eva and subjected Sparda to a Fate Worse Than Death.

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* OppositesAttract: The Angelic Eva and Demonic Sparda were married before Mundus killed Eva and subjected Sparda to a Fate Worse Than Death.FateWorseThanDeath.



* OppositesAttract: The Angelic Eva and Demonic Sparda were married before Mundus killed Eva and subjected Sparda to a Fate Worse Than Death.
* PietaPlagiarism: The flashback of Eva's death has a shot where Dante cradles his mother's corpse. Also count as an inversion seeing as a Pièta usually involves the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus (ie. mother cradling son).

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* OppositesAttract: The Angelic Eva and Demonic Sparda were married before Mundus killed Eva and subjected Sparda to a Fate Worse Than Death.
FateWorseThanDeath.
* PietaPlagiarism: The flashback of Eva's death has a shot where Dante cradles his mother's corpse. Also count counts as an inversion inversion, seeing as a Pièta usually involves the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus (ie. mother cradling son).



* ThemeNaming: Along with Lilith, granted it is FauxSymbolism in reference to pre-existing mythologies[[note]](And just to be clear, we are using "Myth" in the academic sense of an ancient, traditional narrative, with no bearing on whether it is true or not, told by people to explain nature, history, and customs. So no, we here at are no way disparaging Judaism, Christianity, or any other faith)[[/note]] rather than having any actual importance to the story. Eva is a variation of the name "Eve", of which is the name of the [[OriginalMan first woman and wife of Adam]] in the Bible. Meanwhile UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}} is derived from the name of a woman from apocryphal texts and Jewish folklore who was the first wife of Adam (who was created simultaneously with him) who became a demon after being banished from the Garden of Eden subsequently replaced as Adam's mate with Eve. The lovers of Sparda and Mundus, Eva and Lilith respectively, are a good hearted female and a villainous demon respectively, but beyond that have little else in common with their namesakes.
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivers one of these to [[spoiler: Vergil]] in the Vergil's Downfall DLC Campaign after the spoiler protected individual claims to have killed [[spoiler: his twin brother Dante]], granted [[spoiler: Vergil]], unbeknownst to her, had done a FaceHeelTurn by that point.
* WomanInWhite: In Dante's memory of her death and [[spoiler: her hidden message to her son]], she wears a white, sleeveless dress.

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* ThemeNaming: Along with Lilith, granted it is FauxSymbolism in reference to pre-existing mythologies[[note]](And just to be clear, we are using "Myth" in the academic sense of an ancient, traditional narrative, with no bearing on whether it is true or not, told by people to explain nature, history, and customs. So no, we here at are no way disparaging Judaism, Christianity, or any other faith)[[/note]] faith.)[[/note]] rather than having any actual importance to the story. Eva is a variation of the name "Eve", of which is the name of the [[OriginalMan first woman and wife of Adam]] in the Bible. Meanwhile Meanwhile, UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}} is derived from the name of a woman from apocryphal texts and Jewish folklore who was the first wife of Adam (who was created simultaneously with him) who became a demon after being banished from the Garden of Eden and subsequently replaced as Adam's mate with Eve. The lovers of Sparda and Mundus, Eva and Lilith respectively, are a good hearted good-hearted female and a villainous demon respectively, but beyond that have little else in common with their namesakes.
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivers one of these to [[spoiler: Vergil]] [[spoiler:Vergil]] in the Vergil's Downfall DLC Campaign after the spoiler protected spoiler-protected individual claims to have killed [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his twin brother Dante]], granted [[spoiler: Vergil]], Dante]]; granted, [[spoiler:Vergil]], unbeknownst to her, had done a FaceHeelTurn by that point.
* WomanInWhite: In Dante's memory of her death and [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her hidden message to her son]], she wears a white, sleeveless dress.
23rd Jul '17 11:54:55 AM Netherman14
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* AdaptationalBadass: While Dante's ridiculous feats have been (slightly) grounded in actual physics, he's still one of the most powerful beings in the setting as said below. and in addition, unlike his original incarnation. who used to be weaker than classic Vergil and lost several fights against him before fully embracing his demonic abilities and winning. [=DmC=]'s Dante is stronger than the reboot's Vergil, and when they do fight for the first time. Dante is [[CurbStompBattle owning him]] even when his younger twin brother brings his own Devil Trigger into the mix. it's a [[ZigZaggedTrope zig-zagged example though]], as seen below.



* ThemeNaming: Along with Lilith, granted it is FauxSymbolism in reference to pre-existing mythologies[[note]](And just to be clear, we are using "Myth" in the academic sense of an ancient, traditional narrative, with no bearing on whether it is true or not, told by people to explain nature, history, and customs. So no, we here at TV Tropes are no way disparaging Judaism, Christianity, or any other faith)[[/note]] rather than having any actual importance to the story. Eva is a variation of the name "Eve", of which is the name of the [[OriginalMan first woman and wife of Adam]] in the Bible. Meanwhile UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}} is derived from the name of a woman from apocryphal texts and Jewish folklore who was the first wife of Adam (who was created simultaneously with him) who became a demon after being banished from the Garden of Eden subsequently replaced as Adam's mate with Eve. The lovers of Sparda and Mundus, Eva and Lilith respectively, are a good hearted female and a villainous demon respectively, but beyond that have little else in common with their namesakes.

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* ThemeNaming: Along with Lilith, granted it is FauxSymbolism in reference to pre-existing mythologies[[note]](And just to be clear, we are using "Myth" in the academic sense of an ancient, traditional narrative, with no bearing on whether it is true or not, told by people to explain nature, history, and customs. So no, we here at TV Tropes at are no way disparaging Judaism, Christianity, or any other faith)[[/note]] rather than having any actual importance to the story. Eva is a variation of the name "Eve", of which is the name of the [[OriginalMan first woman and wife of Adam]] in the Bible. Meanwhile UsefulNotes/{{Lilith}} is derived from the name of a woman from apocryphal texts and Jewish folklore who was the first wife of Adam (who was created simultaneously with him) who became a demon after being banished from the Garden of Eden subsequently replaced as Adam's mate with Eve. The lovers of Sparda and Mundus, Eva and Lilith respectively, are a good hearted female and a villainous demon respectively, but beyond that have little else in common with their namesakes.
20th Jun '17 12:29:48 PM Shotoman
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* AdaptationalWimp: While Dante is still certainly one of the most powerful beings in the setting, able to kill thousands of demons and look good doing it, he doesn't do so with near the effortless, almost bored, grace of his classic counterpart. He's still able to do ridiculous feats, but they are slightly more grounded in actual physics (slightly).
1st Jun '17 8:19:23 AM Riley1sCool
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Whilst Vergil was always a villain, in the previous series he genuinely seemed to care for Dante, and had an occasional nice moment. However, [=DmC=]'s Vergil shoots past the point of no return in ''Vergil's Downfall'' when it's revealed [[spoiler: he blames Dante for his troubles, and eventually tosses aside his moral scruples, becoming the leader of the demons.]]
12th Apr '17 6:41:55 PM aureolindays
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* TallDarkAndHandsome: Initially. He's 6'2".

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* TallDarkAndHandsome: Initially. He's 6'2".
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