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12th Jan '17 1:34:25 PM Hertzyscowicz
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* NothingIsScarier: The castle actually gets less scary when monsters start roaming it's halls.

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* NothingIsScarier: The castle actually gets less scary when monsters start roaming it's its halls.
12th Jan '17 1:33:32 PM Hertzyscowicz
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* NothingIsScarier: The castle actually gets less scary when monsters start roaming it's halls.
11th Jan '17 6:47:26 AM Dravencour
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%%* DarkAndTroubledPast: Dante and Lady.

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%%* * DarkAndTroubledPast: Dante and Lady.Vergil have the entire business with Mundus killing both of their parents with demon attacks, while Lady has a supreme asshole of a father who murdered her mother and used her in a horrible plan to open the Hell Gate that Sparda closed.



** Also happens in ''3'' after Vergil stabs him. He promptly gets stabbed again.

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** Also happens in ''3'' after Vergil stabs him. He promptly gets stabbed again. With his own sword.



--->'''Dante:''' SILENCE!



* HalfHumanHybrid: Dante and Vergil are devil by Sparda's blood and human by Eva's.
** Nero's technically a quarter-devil, if you're willing to look past story difficulties.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Dante and Vergil are devil demon by Sparda's blood and human by Eva's.
** Nero's technically a quarter-devil, quarter-demon, if you're willing to look past story difficulties.



** Same to Trish and Nero.

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** Same applies to Trish and Nero.Nero, as well as Vergil from 4's Special Edition.



* LostInTranslation: Nelo Angelo is the single greatest cause of fan argument for this whole ''series''. Among the reasons why that ''aren't'' spoilerriffic, his name is mistranslated: it is ''supposed'' to mean "Black Angel" in Italian, but thanks to the problem the Japanese have with R's and L's, the letter got switched up: thus his name would, accurately, be ''Nero'' Angelo (for once the R is actually supposed to be there), which is what caused controversy all over when ''4'' was in the works.

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* LostInTranslation: Nelo Angelo is the single greatest cause of fan argument for this whole ''series''. Among the reasons why that ''aren't'' spoilerriffic, his name is mistranslated: it is ''supposed'' to mean "Black Angel" in Italian, but thanks to the problem the Japanese have with R's and L's, the letter got switched up: thus his name would, accurately, be ''Nero'' Angelo (for once the R is actually supposed to be there), which is what caused controversy all over when ''4'' was in the works.works with its protagonist, who was also named Nero.



** Hell or Hell mode in ''4''. Good luck.

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** Hell or Hell mode in ''4''.''4'' turns you into a OneHitPointWonder. Good luck.



* OnlyOneName: We're never given anyone's last name.

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* OnlyOneName: We're never given anyone's last name.name, though Fanfics like to use "Sparda" for Dante and Vergil.



* OurSoulsAreDifferent: Done to a head-scratching degree in this series. In ''3'', the souls of defeated devils turn into Devil Arms/combat Styles for use by whoever gets them, but it's never known what exactly happens to a ''human'' soul once ''their'' bodies are destroyed. In ''1'', devils are pretty much referred to as having no souls at all to speak of, and the same is said about humans that "become devils" in ''3'' and ''4''. Anyone expecting ''4'' to be consistent with ''3'', though, is going to get very confused at Echidna, Bael, Dagon, and Berial ''not'' turning into Devil Arms after being beaten. Needless to say, ''2'' is out of the question.

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* OurSoulsAreDifferent: Done to a head-scratching degree in this series. In ''3'', the souls of defeated devils demons turn into Devil Arms/combat Styles for use by whoever gets them, but it's never known what exactly happens to a ''human'' soul once ''their'' bodies are destroyed. In ''1'', devils are pretty much referred to as having no souls at all to speak of, and the same is said about humans that "become devils" in ''3'' and ''4''. Anyone expecting ''4'' to be consistent with ''3'', though, is going to get very confused at Echidna, Bael, Dagon, and Berial ''not'' turning into Devil Arms after being beaten. Needless to say, ''2'' is out of the question.



* RatedMForManly

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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: Dante and Vergil are both extremely badass, and the series is all about DemonSlaying in stylish-as-hell fashion.



%%* {{Shoryuken}}

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%%* {{Shoryuken}}* {{Shoryuken}}: Several of Dante and Nero's attacks are essentially this, particularly Dante's attacks with Gilgamesh and Ifrit.



** The Basilisks from ''4'' are straight up {{Hellhound}}s rather than anything from Greek Mythology.



** Maybe he just realized that Nero won't be able to capture Dante.

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** Maybe he just realized that Nero won't wouldn't be able to capture Dante.Dante, and decided to use him instead since [[spoiler:Nero also had the power of Sparda, without which Yamato, the other key to Sanctus' evil plot, could never have been resurrected]].



* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Nero's Busters against the Bianco and Alto Angelos.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Nero's Busters against the Bianco and Alto Angelos. Hell, Nero's special busters against most of the bosses qualify as well!
5th Jan '17 11:34:31 AM SeptimusHeap
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** In ''4'', [[{{BFS}} Red Queen]] and [[PowerFist Gilgamesh]] moves have gambling-themed names. [[ImprobableWeaponUser Lucifer]] moves have a sorta [[FreudWasRight erotic/sexual]] theme. [[MorphWeapon Pandora's Box]] moves are named after the evils from the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology original legend]].

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** In ''4'', [[{{BFS}} Red Queen]] and [[PowerFist Gilgamesh]] moves have gambling-themed names. [[ImprobableWeaponUser Lucifer]] moves have a sorta [[FreudWasRight erotic/sexual]] erotic/sexual theme. [[MorphWeapon Pandora's Box]] moves are named after the evils from the [[Myth/ClassicalMythology original legend]].
30th Nov '16 7:39:13 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Nevan in ''3''. Trish plays this straight at first, but subverts it after her HeelFaceTurn.
27th Nov '16 4:53:16 PM Hobbie
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** The long cooldown at the end of many of Vergil's attacks (specifically, ones where he sheathes his sword) in ''Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition'' can be cancelled with a Summoned Swords teleport, with the downside of also cancelling the Concentration Gauge boost that occurs when the sword clicks fully into the sheath at the end of the animation.
27th Nov '16 1:29:50 AM Tallens
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* MaleMightFemaleFinesse: Co-protagonists Dante and Lucia; The former's moves are based on strong attacks while the latter was less powerful but made to be more agile and quicker. Trish, by virtue of being based on Dante's move set from the first game, however, is a subversion - by being both strong and female.
17th Nov '16 2:55:58 AM Cryocene
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%%* RatedMForManly

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%%* * RatedMForManly



%%* SelfImposedChallenge

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%%* * SelfImposedChallenge



* BossArenaIdiocy: Nightmare first appears as a completely invulnerable pool of black goo which swallows Dante up if he touches it. Hitting the switches that surround the arena enough causes it take a more dangerous, but also vulnerable, form.

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* BossArenaIdiocy: Nightmare first appears as a completely invulnerable pool of black goo which swallows Dante up if he touches it. Hitting the switches that surround the arena enough causes it take a more dangerous, but also vulnerable, form. Although its description says that the crystals are part of its power to materialize in the world in the first place, subverting this trope.
28th Oct '16 8:20:54 AM gjjones
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%%* {{Badass}}: Just about every action-oriented character.



*** Kamiya's concept was that Vergil was kidnapped when Eva was killed, which explains why Dante didn't recognize Nelo Angelo: why would he connect an evil demon trying to kill him with a little kid who was never anything but a good boy? The memory the amulet triggered was one of his most recent of Vergil. The author of the first novel decided to ignore this and make Vergil free, [[MagnificentBastard evil]], and {{badass}}, meaning that Dante should have had more recent not just memories but good memories of him [[spoiler:since they were temporary partners]]. Then ''3'' decided to copy the first novel's Vergil and the second novel's plot.

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*** Kamiya's concept was that Vergil was kidnapped when Eva was killed, which explains why Dante didn't recognize Nelo Angelo: why would he connect an evil demon trying to kill him with a little kid who was never anything but a good boy? The memory the amulet triggered was one of his most recent of Vergil. The author of the first novel decided to ignore this and make Vergil free, [[MagnificentBastard evil]], and {{badass}}, badass, meaning that Dante should have had more recent not just memories but good memories of him [[spoiler:since they were temporary partners]]. Then ''3'' decided to copy the first novel's Vergil and the second novel's plot.
28th Oct '16 7:39:21 AM KingLyger
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->''"Let's rock, baby!"''

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->''"Let's rock, baby!"''->''"This party's getting crazy! Let's rock!"''



* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Every time a sword is used in a cutscene.
* ActionGame: The genre.
* ActionGirl: Trish, Lucia, and Lady. Beryl in the second novel.
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Every time you purchase an item, the price goes up. And yet after five or so buys, the price will freeze.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Every time a sword is used in a cutscene.
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cutscene, it tends to do things that no real sword could possibly do.
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ActionGame: The genre.
* ActionGirl: Trish, Lucia, and Lady. Lady are all capable of demon slaying as much as Dante is. Beryl in the second novel.
novel also qualifies.
* AdamSmithHatesYourGuts: Every time you purchase an item, the price goes up. And yet after After five or so buys, the price will freeze.



* AnachronicOrder: Placed in chronological order, it's more like: Manga -> ''3'' -> ''1'' -> [[Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries anime]] -> ''4'' -> Novel 2 -> ''2''.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: The series invokes this in later games. In [[spoiler:Mission 15]] of the second game, the enemies become weaker each time you [[spoiler:are unable to beat them in 2 minutes]]. In the third game, dying a few times on normal mode unlocks easy mode; in the fourth, choosing "continue" a few times in a chapter [[MercyMode automatically handicaps the enemy]] − which is actually frustrating since it's so subtle that until the score screen the game lets you foolishly believe you succeeded because you got better (see EasyModeMockery below).

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* AnachronicOrder: Placed in chronological order, it's more like: order: Manga -> ''3'' -> ''1'' -> [[Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries anime]] -> ''4'' -> Novel 2 -> ''2''.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: The series invokes this in later games. In [[spoiler:Mission 15]] Mission 15 of the second game, the enemies become weaker each time you [[spoiler:are are unable to beat them in 2 minutes]].two minutes. In the third game, dying a few times on normal mode unlocks easy mode; in the fourth, choosing "continue" a few times in a chapter [[MercyMode automatically handicaps the enemy]] − which is actually frustrating since it's so subtle that until the score screen the game lets you foolishly believe you succeeded because you got better (see EasyModeMockery below).



* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Mundus in ''1'' and [[spoiler:The Savior]] in ''4''.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Mundus in ''1'' and [[spoiler:The Savior]] The Savior in ''4''.''4''. Mundus does this again in the ''[=DmC=]'' reboot, being almost as big as an entire city.



* AwesomenessMeter: Combat is graded based on a number of factors.

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* AwesomenessMeter: Combat is graded based on a number of factors.factors, including variations within combos, number of hits, and damage taken.



* {{Badass}}: Just about every action-oriented character.

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* %%* {{Badass}}: Just about every action-oriented character.



* CapeWings: In Devil May Cry 3, Dante's Devil Trigger with Neven does this with his coat.

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* CapeWings: In Devil May Cry 3, Dante's Devil Trigger with Neven Nevan does this with his coat.



* CatchPhrase: "Jackpot!"
* ChargedAttack: Both kinds.

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* CatchPhrase: "Jackpot!"
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"Jackpot!" Usually said right before defeating the BigBad of the game.
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ChargedAttack: Both kinds.



* CombatStilettos: Trish, Lucia.

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* %%* CombatStilettos: Trish, Lucia.



** Boss Vergil stays in [[SuperMode Devil Trigger mode]] far longer than player Vergil ever could in ''3'', especially on harder difficulties. And once you [[TurnsRed knock him below half health]]m he starts using Devil Trigger ''even more''.

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** Boss Vergil stays in [[SuperMode Devil Trigger mode]] far longer than player Vergil ever could in ''3'', especially on harder difficulties. And once you [[TurnsRed knock him below half health]]m he starts using Devil Trigger ''even more''.health]], it lasts even longer.



* DamageDiscrimination: Subverted.

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* %%* DamageDiscrimination: Subverted.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Dante and Lady.

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* %%* DarkAndTroubledPast: Dante and Lady.
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