History VideoGame / DantesInferno

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--> -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujE-KLYwKuk Youtube comment about the game.]]

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--> -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujE-KLYwKuk Youtube YouTube comment about the game.]]



Rumored and announced midway through 2009 for a release date in February 2010, the game is about Dante, a fresh veteran of the Third Crusade, chasing after the [[DistressedDamsel kidnapped love of his life, Beatrice,]] through the Nine Circles of Hell while tearing the place -- and the demons which inhabit it -- to little pieces. Unlike Dante Alighieri, this Dante is muscle-bound, an expert magic wielder, and (after the first boss) carries Death's Scythe itself. As he descends deeper and deeper into the Inferno, he must confront his own sins, war crimes, and his family's past, and eventually faces off with Lucifer himself, who has kidnapped Beatrice in order to [[ArrangedMarriage wed her]] and break free of Hell.

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Rumored and announced midway through 2009 for a release date in February 2010, the game is about Dante, a fresh veteran of the Third Crusade, chasing after the [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress kidnapped love of his life, Beatrice,]] through the Nine Circles of Hell while tearing the place -- and the demons which inhabit it -- to little pieces. Unlike Dante Alighieri, this Dante is muscle-bound, an expert magic wielder, and (after the first boss) carries Death's Scythe itself. As he descends deeper and deeper into the Inferno, he must confront his own sins, war crimes, and his family's past, and eventually faces off with Lucifer himself, who has kidnapped Beatrice in order to [[ArrangedMarriage wed her]] and break free of Hell.



** Beatrice was originally Dante's guardian spirit who rescued his soul in the original source material. In the game, she's Dante's DamselInDistress LoveInterest who needs him to rescue ''her''.

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** Beatrice was originally Dante's guardian spirit who rescued his soul in the original source material. In the game, she's Dante's DamselInDistress LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} who needs him to rescue ''her''.



* AdaptedOut: As the original poem featured LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, not all of them could be included in the game. Some notable omitted characters from the poem include Muhammad and Ali (for the aforementioned reason under Adaptation Distillation above), Cain (despite a region of the ninth circle being named for him), and Caius Cassius, Marcus Brutus, and Judas Iscariot (who are gnawed on by Satan in the poem, though the last is referred to by way of [[ThirtyPiecesOfSilver the thirty Silver Coins]] that can be found throughout the game).

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* AdaptedOut: As the original poem featured LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, not all of them could be included in the game. Some notable omitted characters from the poem include Muhammad and Ali (for the aforementioned reason under Adaptation Distillation above), Cain (despite a region of the ninth circle being named for him), and Caius Cassius, Marcus Brutus, and Judas Iscariot (who are gnawed on by Satan in the poem, though the last is referred to by way of [[ThirtyPiecesOfSilver [[PublicDomainArtifact the thirty Silver Coins]] that can be found throughout the game).



* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Cleopatra. Also Minos and Phlegyas.

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* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Cleopatra. Also Minos and Phlegyas.



* BadAss: Dante all the way. He starts off the game by ''killing Death'' and taking his scythe. He proceeds to fight his way through Hell, ultimately killing any and every demon that gets in his way. All as a [[BadassNormal baseline human]], to boot.

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* BadAss: {{Badass}}: Dante all the way. He starts off the game by ''killing Death'' and taking his scythe. He proceeds to fight his way through Hell, ultimately killing any and every demon that gets in his way. All as a [[BadassNormal baseline human]], to boot.



** The temptress enemy has a variation of this; she has a scropion tail that she uses to both lash and sting with... but it comes out of ''her crotch''.
* BigNo: Lucifer [[spoiler: When Dante chains him back in Cocytus]]
* BishounenLine: Lucifer starts out as a giant demon but partway through the fight shows his "true" form, which is only a bit taller than Dante.

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** The temptress enemy has a variation of this; she has a scropion scorpion tail that she uses to both lash and sting with... but it comes out of ''her crotch''.
* BigNo: Lucifer [[spoiler: When when Dante chains him back in Cocytus]]
Cocytus]].
* BishounenLine: BishonenLine: Lucifer starts out as a giant demon but partway through the fight shows his "true" form, which is only a bit taller than Dante.



* BreakingSpeech: Lucifer and the rest of Hell spend the entire game delivering one to Dante.

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* BreakingSpeech: BreakThemByTalking: Lucifer and the rest of Hell spend the entire game delivering one doing this to Dante.



* CanonForeigner: Bella Abati and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alighiero_di_Bellincione Alighiero di Bellincione,]] the historical Dante Aligheri's mother and father respectively, were not featured in the poem.

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* CanonForeigner: Bella Abati and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alighiero_di_Bellincione Alighiero di Bellincione,]] Bellincione]], the historical Dante Aligheri's mother and father respectively, were not featured in the poem.



* DamselInDistress: Beatrice is the reason Dante is driven to fight his way through hell; she's held captive there in the deepest circle.



* DeadlyLunge: The disgustingly tubby Gluttons of the Third Circle are incredibly slow and easy to take down, but if you are distracted by other enemies, they may lumber towards you and snatch you up. If you fail the [[PressXToNotDie quicktime]] [[SmashingSurvival struggle]], they [[OneHitKill eat you alive]].

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* DeadlyLunge: The disgustingly tubby Gluttons of the Third Circle are incredibly slow and easy to take down, but if you are distracted by other enemies, they may lumber towards you and snatch you up. If you fail the [[PressXToNotDie quicktime]] [[SmashingSurvival struggle]], {{s|mashingSurvival}}truggle, they [[OneHitKill eat you alive]].



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Dante has a long resume of this. Among other things, he punches out [[GrimReaper Death]], [[HornyDevils Cleopatra]], [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]], [[HumanoidAbomination his own father]], [[FightingYourFriend his fallen comrade templars]], and [[{{Satan}} Satan]].

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Dante has a long resume of this. Among other things, he punches out [[GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper Death]], [[HornyDevils Cleopatra]], [[{{Hellhound}} Cerberus]], [[HumanoidAbomination his own father]], [[FightingYourFriend his fallen comrade templars]], and [[{{Satan}} Satan]].{{Satan}}.



* TheDeterminator: Dante starts out his quest by killing Death, then proceeds to bring a one man holy war down upon all of the legions of hell that dare to stand in his way, up to and including the Devil himself.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The nameless assassin, in retaliation for [[spoiler:Dante sleeping with his wife as part of a deal for freedom which Dante actually honored, a deal that ''she'' offered]], [[spoiler:kills Dante, travels all the way to Europe to find Dante's home, and kills Dante's father and his love Beatrice]]. His [[TheDeterminator determination]] is nearly on Dante's level.
* DistressedDamsel: Beatrice is the reason Dante is driven to fight his way through hell; she's held captive there in the deepest circle.

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* TheDeterminator: {{Determinator}}: Dante starts out his quest by killing Death, then proceeds to bring a one man holy war down upon all of the legions of hell that dare to stand in his way, up to and including the Devil himself.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The nameless assassin, in retaliation for [[spoiler:Dante sleeping with his wife as part of a deal for freedom which Dante actually honored, a deal that ''she'' offered]], [[spoiler:kills Dante, travels all the way to Europe to find Dante's home, and kills Dante's father and his love Beatrice]]. His [[TheDeterminator determination]] {{determinat|or}}ion is nearly on Dante's level.
* DistressedDamsel: Beatrice is the reason Dante is driven to fight his way through hell; she's held captive there in the deepest circle.
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* EvilMakesYouUgly: Naturally if your a resident in Hell, then there'll be a lot of disfigured [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid abominations]] overpopulating it.

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* EvilMakesYouUgly: Naturally if your a resident in Hell, then there'll be a lot of disfigured [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid abominations]] {{humanoid abomination}}s overpopulating it.



* {{Fanservice}}: Beatrice is an InnocentFanserviceGirl. Dante also goes through the majority of the game [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]], and is wholly naked at the end.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Beatrice is an InnocentFanserviceGirl. Dante also goes through the majority of the game [[ShirtlessScene shirtless]], {{shirtless|Scene}}, and is wholly naked at the end.



* FireAndBrimstoneHell: As might be expected from a game set in ''[[TropeMaker Hell]]''. Though it actually is sometimes averted.

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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: As might be expected from a game set in ''[[TropeMaker ''[[TropeMakers Hell]]''. Though it actually is sometimes averted.



* KarmaHoudini: The unnamed assassin [[spoiler:never receives punishment for his killing spree, though he will implicitly end up in Hell. Maybe. It's sort of ambiguous.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: The unnamed assassin [[spoiler:never receives punishment for his killing spree, though he will implicitly end up in Hell. Maybe. It's sort of ambiguous.]]ambiguous]].



* NippleAndDimed: Completely averted, to occasionally [[{{Squick}} squicktastic]] effect.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Whenever Lucifer slips into LargeHam mode, the actor voicing him seems to be channeling TimCurry. Appropriate, considering Curry once portrayed [[{{Film/Legend 1985}} another version]] of TheDevil.

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* NippleAndDimed: Completely averted, to occasionally [[{{Squick}} squicktastic]] {{squick}}tastic effect.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Whenever Lucifer slips into LargeHam mode, the actor voicing him seems to be channeling TimCurry. Creator/TimCurry. Appropriate, considering Curry once portrayed [[{{Film/Legend 1985}} another version]] of TheDevil.[[{{Satan}} The Devil]].



* OedipusComplex: Dante and his father [[spoiler:end up duking it out in the Fourth Circle of Hell.]]

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* OedipusComplex: Dante and his father [[spoiler:end up duking it out in the Fourth Circle of Hell.]]Hell]].



* RuleOfCool: Seems to be the line of thought behind the development process of this game: "How can we take the ''[[DivineComedy Inferno]]'' and make it badass?"

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* RuleOfCool: Seems to be the line of thought behind the development process of this game: "How can we take the ''[[DivineComedy ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'' and make it badass?"



* SettingUpdate: Something of an inversion in regard to time period. Whereas TheDivineComedy was composed in circa 1300 and its events occur at that time, the game changes the setting to take place earlier in 1191 shortly after the conclusion of the Third Crusade.

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* SettingUpdate: Something of an inversion in regard to time period. Whereas TheDivineComedy ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' was composed in circa 1300 and its events occur at that time, the game changes the setting to take place earlier in 1191 shortly after the conclusion of the Third Crusade.



* ShoutOut: The Achievement for finding all [[ThirtyPiecesOfSilver 30 pieces of silver]] is "[[Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar Good Old Judas]]".

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* ShoutOut: The Achievement for finding all [[ThirtyPiecesOfSilver [[PublicDomainArtifact 30 pieces of silver]] is "[[Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar Good Old Judas]]".



* UndeadChild: The unbaptized babies, because well, you know... [[BlackComedy and you get the "Bad Nanny" achievement from killing them/]]

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* UndeadChild: The unbaptized babies, because well, you know... [[BlackComedy and you get the "Bad Nanny" achievement from killing them/]] them]].



* VillainProtagonist: Dante is a mass-murderer. [[BossBanter People remind]] [[WhatTheHellHero him of this frequently]].

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* VillainProtagonist: Dante is a mass-murderer. [[BossBanter People remind]] [[WhatTheHellHero him of this frequently]].frequently.]]



** Beatrice spends a good chunk of the game doing this, especially after [[spoiler:she temporarily joins with Lucifer.]] So does Francesco, [[spoiler:during your fight with him.]]

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** Beatrice spends a good chunk of the game doing this, especially after [[spoiler:she temporarily joins with Lucifer.]] Lucifer]]. So does Francesco, [[spoiler:during your fight with him.]]
11th May '16 2:59:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheKnightsTemplar: Dante seems to have been one, judging by his uniform.
25th Apr '16 8:23:32 PM Winner1
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* AttemptedRape: Dante's father is shown trying to come onto Beatrice in her flashback.



* BlackAndGrayMorality: Dante is a sinner, but his opponent is Lucifer so the audience would naturally side with the lesser villainous character.



* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler: Francesco use to see Dante as a hero before witnessing his morally questionable actions during the Crusades.]]



%% * DirtyOldMan: Dante's father.

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%% * DirtyOldMan: Dante's father.father. The minute his son is nowhere to be found, he immediately attempts to rape his daughter-in-law.



* EvilMakesYouUgly: Naturally if your a resident in Hell, then there'll be a lot of disfigured [[HumanoidAbomination humanoid abominations]] overpopulating it.



* FlunkyBoss: Charon, Cleopatra, and [[spoiler: Francesco]] attack Dante with a few goons supporting them.



* TheGhost: God himself is referenced a lot throughout the game, but he is never seen. Justified, as God is too good to visit Hell.



* HandicappedBadass: King Minos has no eyes, but he's a very challenging boss encounter.
* HeelFaceTurn: By the end of the game, Dante realizes the error of his ways and seeks to atone for his sins. [[spoiler: The ending also implies that even God is providing him a possible second chance to enter Heaven.]]



* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Beatrice is always nude whenever she puts in an appearance throughout the game.

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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: InnocentFanserviceGirl:
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Beatrice is always nude whenever she puts in an appearance throughout the game.game.
** Dante may count as a male example, seeing as how he's unaware that he's naked [[spoiler: while walking towards Purgatory.]]



* LargeAndInCharge: Naturally, Lucifer would tower over all other bosses in his true form.



%% * LoadBearingBoss: Cleopatra after you kill Marc Antony.

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%% * LoadBearingBoss: Cleopatra after you kill Marc Antony.Antony. You'll need to take her out with quick time events.


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* OneManArmy: Dante literally takes on the Legions of Hell all by himself.


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* WelcomeToHell: Charon greets all of Hell's new arrivals by telling them to abandon all hope.
16th Apr '16 9:54:50 PM jormis29
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* AdaptedOut: As the original poem featured LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, not all of them could be included in the game. Some notable omitted characters from the poem include Muhammad and Ali (for the aforementioned reason under Adaptation Distillation above), Cain (despite a region of the ninth circle being named for him), and Caius Cassius, Marcus Brutus, and Judas Iscariot (who are gnawed on by Satan in the poem, though the last is referred to by way of the thirty Silver Coins that can be found throughout the game).

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* AdaptedOut: As the original poem featured LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, not all of them could be included in the game. Some notable omitted characters from the poem include Muhammad and Ali (for the aforementioned reason under Adaptation Distillation above), Cain (despite a region of the ninth circle being named for him), and Caius Cassius, Marcus Brutus, and Judas Iscariot (who are gnawed on by Satan in the poem, though the last is referred to by way of [[ThirtyPiecesOfSilver the thirty Silver Coins Coins]] that can be found throughout the game).



* ShoutOut: The Achievement for finding all 30 pieces of silver is "[[JesusChristSuperstar Good Old Judas]]".

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* ShoutOut: The Achievement for finding all [[ThirtyPiecesOfSilver 30 pieces of silver silver]] is "[[JesusChristSuperstar "[[Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar Good Old Judas]]".
24th Mar '16 9:34:49 AM Winner1
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* AdaptationalBadass: Dante was more of a poet than a warrior, but his military background becomes his defining character in the game.



* AdaptationalWimp:
** Beatrice was originally Dante's guardian spirit who rescued his soul in the original source material. In the game, she's Dante's DamselInDistress LoveInterest who needs him to rescue ''her''.
** Lucifer, the GodOfEvil who desires to rise up and remove God himself from power ends up defeated by a mortal man.



%%* CrusadingWidower: Dante.

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%%* * CrusadingWidower: Dante.Dante. The whole journey is all about him rescuing his beloved Beatrice from Hell.



%% * DealWithTheDevil: Beatrice.

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%% * DealWithTheDevil: Beatrice.Beatrice. She's agreed to become Lucifer's lover in order to appease him.



* TheDevilIsALoser: Lucifer spends the majority of his boss battle crying about how God abandoned him ''Paradise Lost'' style.



* DownerBeginning: The story opens up with Dante dying and finding out the his lover Beatrice has died and been taken by Lucifer down to Hell.



* FinalBoss: Naturally Dante takes on the king of Hell himself in the climax.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Dante and Beatrice died by being stabbed by swords in the beginning.



%% * RedemptionEqualsDeath

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%% * RedemptionEqualsDeathRedemptionEqualsDeath: Dante chooses to stay behind in Hell in order to atone for his sins by vanquishing the Devil himself.



%% * ToHellAndBack: Subverted.

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%% * ToHellAndBack: Subverted.Subverted. Dante finishes his business in Hell, but he has to go through Purgatory in the ending.
4th Mar '16 5:23:19 AM erforce
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Whenever Lucifer slips into LargeHam mode, the actor voicing him seems to be channeling TimCurry. Appropriate, considering Curry once portrayed [[{{Film/Legend}} another version]] of TheDevil.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Whenever Lucifer slips into LargeHam mode, the actor voicing him seems to be channeling TimCurry. Appropriate, considering Curry once portrayed [[{{Film/Legend}} [[{{Film/Legend 1985}} another version]] of TheDevil.
7th Feb '16 4:14:51 PM JesseMB27
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* AdaptationInducedPlothole: A relatively minor one, but a plothole nonetheless. The game changes the setting to the year 1191 as opposed to the presumed 1300 of the original poem, but the developers overlooked that some Historical figures who were either still alive in that year (e.g. Saladin who lived 1137-1193 but is found in Limbo (in the animated movie) or weren't born yet (e.g. Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II is found in Heresy, but wasn't born until 1194) shouldn't be in Hell yet.

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* AdaptationInducedPlothole: A relatively minor one, but a plothole nonetheless. AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The game changes the setting to the year 1191 as opposed to the presumed 1300 of the original poem, but the developers overlooked that some Historical historical figures who were either still alive in that year (e.g. Saladin who lived 1137-1193 but is found in Limbo (in the animated movie) movie at least) or weren't born yet (e.g. Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II is found in Heresy, but wasn't born until 1194) shouldn't be in Hell yet.
7th Feb '16 4:02:36 PM JesseMB27
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* AdaptationInducedPlothole: A relatively minor one, but a plothole nonetheless. The game changes the setting to the year 1191 as opposed to the presumed 1300 of the original poem, but the developers overlooked that some Historical figures who were either still alive in that year (e.g. Saladin who lived 1137-1193 but is found in Limbo (in the animated movie) or weren't born yet (e.g. Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II is found in Heresy, but wasn't born until 1194) shouldn't be in Hell yet.
* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', {{Satan}}, though discussed about intermittently by [[AuthorAvatar the protagonist]] and Creator/{{Virgil}} during their journey through the Nine Circles of Hell, is not seen in person by the poets until they reach last circle at the very center of Hell. In this game, [[BigBad Lucifer plays a far more active role]] and is first seen on Earth taking Beatrice's soul before Dante has gone through the Gate of Hell.
* AdaptedOut: As the original poem featured LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, not all of them could be included in the game. Some notable omitted characters from the poem include Muhammad and Ali (for the aforementioned reason under Adaptation Distillation above), Cain (despite a region of the ninth circle being named for him), and Caius Cassius, Marcus Brutus, and Judas Iscariot (who are gnawed on by Satan in the poem, though the last is referred to by way of the thirty Silver Coins that can be found throughout the game).
25th Jan '16 6:46:27 AM Nick98
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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: If you die, you are simply greeted with a passage of the Comedy, and get instantly teleported to the nearest checkpoint.
17th Dec '15 10:24:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* LikeABadassOutOfHell: Dante's mission is to plumb the depths of Hell, find Beatrice, and fight his way back out. He ''succeeds''. Sort of.


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* RescuedFromTheUnderworld: Dante's mission is to plumb the depths of Hell, find Beatrice, and fight his way back out. He ''succeeds''. Sort of.
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