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14th Sep '15 1:26:20 AM res20stupid
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* It's kind of brilliant how the three each have different demonic forms based on their interpretation of Sparda. Credo and Agnus both see him as a holy savior so they have light colors, and while Credo takes a purely angelic form as he sees Sparda as an AscendedDemon, Agnus' takes an insectoid form similar to how Sparda's wings actually looked. Compare and contrast Sanctus, who fully acknowledges that Sparda is a demon and grows horns for the final boss fight.
24th Aug '15 6:44:32 AM troperHearts
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** The Vie de Marli could fend off common mooks, but what if more powerful demons were sent, or worse ''Mundus himself'' paid them a visit, like in the reboot?
6th Jul '15 1:28:25 PM PolkDerth
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*The games have generally established the idea that using a Devil Arm requires the user to be able to dominate the demon in some form. Alastor and Ifrit in DMC1 attacked and possibly tried possessing Dante when he came across their Devil Arm forms. The bosses in DMC3 seem to admit their loss to Dante, and offer their power to him. The one exception is Beowolf, whose soul or power is converted into melee armor by Vergil after failing to kill him. Nero continues this trend despite not being able to convert demons into Devil Arms. Most of his abilities for the Devil Bringer are gained by absorbing remnants of defeated bosses or the alchemically powered relics he comes across. This difference between what Nero can do, and what Dante has been shown to do, could be explained by the gap in power and experience between them.
4th Jul '15 4:15:08 PM PolarPhantom
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** It gets even better on the few occasions Nero wields both the Red Queen and Yamato at the same time. What other character in the franchise has been shown to use a similar combat style?



*** First, Lady herself often exhibits skills and abilities that normal humans tend to be incapable of (e.g., rocket jumps). And second, that just raises more questions! Dante rode that rocket like a surfboard AFTER she shot it at him. So, either she assumed he was a demon all along and it was a stupid line on her part or she assumed that the guy fighting demons (in other words, the exact same thing she is doing) was a human, but she shot him anyway. He's not threatening her and she doesn't even see him attack a demon until later. As far as she is concerned, he could just be some guy standing in the wrong place at the wrong time, with odd hair.

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*** First, Lady herself often exhibits skills and abilities that normal humans tend to be incapable of (e.g., rocket jumps). And second, that just raises more questions! Dante rode that rocket like a surfboard AFTER she shot it at him. So, either she assumed he was a demon all along and it was a stupid line on her part or she assumed that the guy fighting demons (in other words, the exact same thing she is doing) was a human, but she shot him anyway. He's not threatening her and she doesn't even see him attack a demon until later. As far as she is concerned, he could just be some guy standing in the wrong place at the wrong time, with odd hair.hair.
*** Lady probably just thought anyone else hanging out at the Temen-Ni-Gru was up to no good, assumed Dante was a demon in human guise (the InferredHolocaust of the surrounding town probably fed into this idea), had it confirmed to her in a sense when she shot him, commented on it to herself and continued her crusade. She displays a little FantasticRacism towards demons, though CharacterDevelopment lets her get over it.
28th Jun '15 6:53:30 AM troperHearts
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* The legends of Sparda state that he fought against legions of demons by himself. A difficulty mode in 4 allows you to fight of legions of demons by yourself. The name of said mode? ''Legendary Dark Knight''. (Bonus points if Dante is using the Sparda costume)
19th Jun '15 10:47:19 PM carterboy
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*** First, Lady herself often exhibits skills and abilities that normal humans tend to be incapable of (e.g., rocket jumps). And second That just raises more questions! Dante rode that rocket like a surfboard AFTER she shot it at him. So, either she assumed he was a demon all along and it was a stupid line on her part or she assumed that the guy fighting demons (in other words, the exact same thing she is doing) was a human, but she shot him anyway. He's not threatening her and she doesn't even see him attack a demon until later. As far as she is concerned, he could just be some guy standing in the wrong place at the wrong time, with odd hair.

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*** First, Lady herself often exhibits skills and abilities that normal humans tend to be incapable of (e.g., rocket jumps). And second That second, that just raises more questions! Dante rode that rocket like a surfboard AFTER she shot it at him. So, either she assumed he was a demon all along and it was a stupid line on her part or she assumed that the guy fighting demons (in other words, the exact same thing she is doing) was a human, but she shot him anyway. He's not threatening her and she doesn't even see him attack a demon until later. As far as she is concerned, he could just be some guy standing in the wrong place at the wrong time, with odd hair.
19th Jun '15 10:46:42 PM carterboy
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* In ''Devil May Cry 3'' Lady, after being caught by Dante as she was falling from the tower, shoots him in the head. Moments later he leans back, showing no reaction to the damage and she muses that this means Dante's a demon too. She couldn't have had any reason to suspect it before that moment, everything she's seen him do is within her own abilities. What exactly would she have done if he had ''died'' from that, mourned her murder of a human? Does she make a habit of randomly shooting other people who are killing demons to see if they're secretly demons?

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* In ''Devil May Cry 3'' Lady, after being caught by Dante as she was falling from the tower, shoots him in the head. Moments later he leans back, showing no reaction to the damage damage, and she muses that this means Dante's a demon demon, too. She couldn't have had any reason to suspect it before that moment, everything moment--everything she's seen him do is within her own abilities. What exactly would she have done if he had ''died'' from that, mourned her murder of a human? Does she make a habit of randomly shooting other people who are killing demons to see if they're secretly demons?



*** She coulda chalked it up to pure luck. Either that or she [[WrongGenreSavvy thought]] RuleOfCool was in play.

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*** She coulda chalked it up to pure luck. Either that or she [[WrongGenreSavvy thought]] RuleOfCool was in play.play.
*** First, Lady herself often exhibits skills and abilities that normal humans tend to be incapable of (e.g., rocket jumps). And second That just raises more questions! Dante rode that rocket like a surfboard AFTER she shot it at him. So, either she assumed he was a demon all along and it was a stupid line on her part or she assumed that the guy fighting demons (in other words, the exact same thing she is doing) was a human, but she shot him anyway. He's not threatening her and she doesn't even see him attack a demon until later. As far as she is concerned, he could just be some guy standing in the wrong place at the wrong time, with odd hair.
16th Jun '15 11:53:51 PM troperHearts
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* Vergil's moveset in Devil May Cry 4 is much flashier than before. However, considering that his story in 4 takes place before 3, it makes sense that he was not as precise then, even needing the Summoned Swords to help him perform [[FlashStep Trick]]. Vergil hasn't perfected his Darkslayer style at that point in his life. His need for charged finishers are also a result of his lack of power at that time.
3rd May '15 9:48:18 PM nombretomado
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* Whether this was an intentional ShoutOut to ClassicalMythology or not is unknown, but the [[DemonicSpiders Nobodies]] from the first game are among the most difficult and/or annoying enemies to deal with. Does anyone know what alias Odysseus goes by in the Odyssey when he and his crew are up against and stab the Cyclops in the eye? "Nohbdy", which coincidently in English is pronounced and has the same meaning as "Nobody", albeit they differ in that they are brutish rather than clever. {{Tropers/JesseMB27}}

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* Whether this was an intentional ShoutOut to ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology or not is unknown, but the [[DemonicSpiders Nobodies]] from the first game are among the most difficult and/or annoying enemies to deal with. Does anyone know what alias Odysseus goes by in the Odyssey when he and his crew are up against and stab the Cyclops in the eye? "Nohbdy", which coincidently in English is pronounced and has the same meaning as "Nobody", albeit they differ in that they are brutish rather than clever. {{Tropers/JesseMB27}}
11th Apr '15 6:10:38 PM nombretomado
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* I was going through the Hard difficulty on ''DevilMayCry 4'', and [[ThatOneBoss getting my rear handed to me by Dante]]. On the third try or so, I was getting a bit frustrated with the fact that he kept pulling out all the extra weapons that he didn't have on the Normal playthrough, then I realized: Hey, I'm going through a NewGamePlus, that means all the stuff I've gotten carries over to the new game, and yes, that applies to Dante too, even before I get to play as him! - {{Tropers/Reflextion}}
* In ''DevilMayCry 4'', Nero could (theoretically) use [[RedRightHand Devil Bringer]] to save Kyrie on at least two occasions. However, the only things you use the Devil Bringer for in-game is as a grappling hook against non-corporeal targets or to lay the smackdown on the bad guys, neither of which requires a delicate touch. Perhaps the Devil Bringer is incapable of being used in a gentle manner?

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* I was going through the Hard difficulty on ''DevilMayCry ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'', and [[ThatOneBoss getting my rear handed to me by Dante]]. On the third try or so, I was getting a bit frustrated with the fact that he kept pulling out all the extra weapons that he didn't have on the Normal playthrough, then I realized: Hey, I'm going through a NewGamePlus, that means all the stuff I've gotten carries over to the new game, and yes, that applies to Dante too, even before I get to play as him! - {{Tropers/Reflextion}}
* In ''DevilMayCry ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 4'', Nero could (theoretically) use [[RedRightHand Devil Bringer]] to save Kyrie on at least two occasions. However, the only things you use the Devil Bringer for in-game is as a grappling hook against non-corporeal targets or to lay the smackdown on the bad guys, neither of which requires a delicate touch. Perhaps the Devil Bringer is incapable of being used in a gentle manner?



* A bit of a meta-example, and may also be a bit of a stretch, as it was one of the things responsible for ''DevilMayCry 2'''s [[{{Sequelitis}} much weaker reception]]. Why is this game easier than the others? Because it's the latest in the series' AnachronicOrder, and Dante has [[TookALevelInBadass taken several levels in badass]] by then, making the enemies in [=DMC2=] weaker in comparison. ''The game's easier because Dante is just that powerful now.''

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* A bit of a meta-example, and may also be a bit of a stretch, as it was one of the things responsible for ''DevilMayCry ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 2'''s [[{{Sequelitis}} much weaker reception]]. Why is this game easier than the others? Because it's the latest in the series' AnachronicOrder, and Dante has [[TookALevelInBadass taken several levels in badass]] by then, making the enemies in [=DMC2=] weaker in comparison. ''The game's easier because Dante is just that powerful now.''



* The final boss arena in ''DevilMayCry 3'', where you fight Vergil, was not listed in the map, and therefore, it has no name. However, there is actually a possible name. It is a river that flows in(to) the underworld. What is the name of said river? ''[[spoiler:The River Styx]].''

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* The final boss arena in ''DevilMayCry ''Franchise/DevilMayCry 3'', where you fight Vergil, was not listed in the map, and therefore, it has no name. However, there is actually a possible name. It is a river that flows in(to) the underworld. What is the name of said river? ''[[spoiler:The River Styx]].''
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