* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: Passed on two occasions. The first is in ''Devil May Cry 2'' between Matier and Lucia when the latter is [[spoiler:distraught about her real origins, but Matier reassures her that the value of their history and experience is far greater than the circumstances of Lucia's birth]]. The second time is during the last cutscene of ''Devil May Cry 4'' as Trish and Lady are excited about their next job of demon hunting.
* DyeingForYourArt: Creator/ReubenLangdon, Dante's InkSuitActor, had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuq2F66QeP4 his hair dyed for the Japanese commercial of the third game.]] And he looks ALMOST exactly like Dante does in ''3''.
* FanNickname:
** ''[=DMC2=]''
*** Duntee - Dante.
*** {{Desperation|Attack}} Devil Trigger - The Majin Form, Dante's [[DesperationAttack low health]] NighInvulnerability SuperMode.
*** Stinger Level 0 - The oddly {{nerf}}ed version of the Stinger move in that game.
** ''[=DMC3=]''
*** Vante - The [[PaletteSwap red coat-wearing Vergil clone]] fought in ''Devil May Cry 3: [[UpdatedRerelease Special Edition]]'' in [[AnotherSideAnotherStory Vergil Mode]].
** ''[=DMC4=]''
*** ''Manga/{{Bleach}} May Cry'' - The game, for having the same [[HeyItsThatVoice English voice actors]] and DamselInDistress plot.
*** Captain Awesome - HeroAntagonist Credo.
*** Uncle Dante - Dante [[note]]Which wouldn't be too far from the truth if one accepted details that were cut out from the final product and the novelization.[[/note]]
** ''[[VideoGame/DmCDevilMayCry DmC: Devil May Cry]]''
*** [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Not!Dante, Donte, Don'te]], [[FunWithAcronyms DINO]] (Dante {{In Name Only}}), [[NuMetal Nu]]-Dante, [[{{Hipster}} Hipster!Dante]], [[AuthorAvatar Tameem, Tamante, Domteem]], [[InkSuitActor Tim]] - Dante's [[YouDontLookLikeYou new design]].
*** [[FunWithAcronyms Dante May Cry, Dante Made Crappy, Disappoints Many Customers, Dick Move Capcom]], [[SelfInsertFic Tameem May Cry]], Tameem Will Cry - The game itself.
* FlipFlopOfGod: Capcom originally announced Creator/NinjaTheory's ''[=DmC=]'' was a ContinuityReboot, then said it was a {{Prequel}}, and then an AlternateContinuity.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Trish in the first game, was voiced by [[SaraLafleur Sarah Lafleur]]. Western fans of ''Anime/SailorMoon'' might recognize her as Sailor Uranus.
** Lady is voiced by Creator/KariWahlgren in ''3'' and ''4'', Melissa Davis ([[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} Mai Kawasumi]], [[Anime/PaniPoniDash Kurumi Momose]]) in the anime.
** Nero is voiced by Creator/JohnnyYongBosch, [[InkSuitActor who also did the motion capture for the character]].
*** RelationshipVoiceActor: And Kyrie is voiced by Creator/StephanieSheh.
*** When coupled with the plethora of [[{{Expy}} similar character traits]], this led to the {{Fan Nickname}}s of Ichigo (Nero), Bankai (his Devil Trigger), Getsuga Tenshou (the shockwaves emitted upon DT-ing), Orihime (Kyrie), and ''Manga/{{Bleach}} May Cry'' (the game itself, as noted above).
** Vergil is voiced by Daniel Southworth in ''3'', better known as the [[SixthRanger Quantum Ranger]] from ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBrdDjmQVdI Quantum Power!]]
** Wait a sec... Mundus (Tony Daniels) is [[WesternAnimation/XMen Gambit's]] [[TheOtherDarrin second VA]]? And [[Anime/SailorMoon Wiseman and Jedite]]?! Considering [[EldritchAbomination the second]], it's ''very'' fitting.
** It's Credo[[note]]T.J. Rotolo[[/note]], [[VideoGame/DeadRising he's covered wars, ya know.]]
** Baal and Dagon are voiced by Creator/KyleHebert.
** Echidna is voiced by Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn, who previously voiced Nevan in ''3''. She also is the voice you hear announcing "Devil May Cry" at the title screen of ''4''.
** Sanctus is [[Creator/LiamOBrien Liam O'Brien]]. You can hear faint traces of [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Gaara]].
** Kyrie is Creator/StephanieSheh. [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Déjà vu]], [[{{Expy}} right?]]
* TheOtherDarrin: Dante's voice actor kept switching in every game (see the Character's page for the full list). It wasn't until Creator/ReubenLangdon (Dante's InkSuitActor) voiced him in ''3'' that a VA stuck. Subsequently, Langdon went on to reprise his role in ''4'' and ''[[Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries The Animated Series]]'', the latter causing a massive moment of fandom rejoicing when announced.
** Trish was voiced by [[SaraLafleur Sarah Lafleur]] in the first game, Creator/LuciChristian in ''TAS'' (Creator/AtsukoTanaka in the original Japanese version), and then Danielle Burgio in ''4'' and ''[=MvC3=]'' (with Tanaka reprising in Japanese).
* ThrowItIn: The enemy juggling mechanic was born from [[AscendedGlitch a glitch]] that accidentally allowed juggling in ''VideoGame/{{Onimusha}}''. The glitch was fixed before ''Onimusha'''s release, but was so CrazyAwesome that Capcom added it to to the original ''DMC''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''Devil May Cry'' started as [[DivorcedInstallment an early concept for]] ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' which was eventually ditched because the ability to [[CrazyAwesome juggle zombies with guns]] wasn't particularly [[{{Narm}} scary]].
** [[http://www.joystiq.com/2005/02/09/dante-joins-the-soul-calibur-3-lineup Dante was set to appear in]] ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soulcalibur III]]'', [[http://www.soularchive.jp/SC3/wat01e.htm but didn't quite make the roster.]] It's a shame, considering the {{Guest Fighter}}s in both previous and subsequent titles (not to mention that Dante's [[Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa Japanese VA]] is Mitsurugi in the same series).
** Arkham was originally going to go by the name of Hyne (pronounced "Hai-neh"), but Creator/ReubenLangdon (Dante) didn't think it would work in English and convinced Capcom to change it. [[spoiler:His alter-ego Jester was also named Joker early on in production.]]
** Nero was originally going to be named Rodin, after the famed French sculptor who once created [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gates_of_Hell a motif of a]] {{hellgate}} mentioned in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''. He was additionally intended to be given [[http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm236/jt4mtb/Artbooks/2009-03-26/IMG_0317.jpg a more complete Devil Trigger,]] as a counterbalance to a [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Perfect Devil Trigger]] [[http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm236/jt4mtb/Artbooks/2009-03-26/IMG_0321.jpg conceived for Dante.]]
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