* DuelingGames: Probably with ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance]]''. However well it sold, it lost and lost ''badly'' in fan reaction.
* DisownedAdaptation: ''[=DMC1=]'' director Creator/HidekiKamiya at one point stated he dislikes many elements of the new Dante, such as his smoking in first trailer to try and appear "cool." He did later tone down his comment and wish people could enjoy the game though.[[note]]Justified, somewhat, since [[ValuesDissonance many Japanese developers aren't big fans when non-Japanese developers put their fingers in their franchises.]][[/note]]
* ExecutiveMeddling: [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2010/10/20/capcom-dante-needed-to-be-completely-different According to]] [[WordOfGod Capcom]], Dante's design was originally far closer to previous versions, before Capcom said the changes weren't extreme enough and told them to "go crazy with it."
* FanNickname: ''Many.'' A sampling can be found below.
** Dante: Donte. Or DINO ([[FunWithAcronyms Dante In Name Only]]). Or Not Dante. Or [[AuthorAvatar Tameem]]. Or [[InkSuitActor Tim]]. Or [[MemeticMutation Fuck You]]. Or [[MythologyGag Enzo]]. Or [[SdrawkcabName Etnad]]. Or [[OverlyLongGag Dainty]].
** Vergil: Vorgil. Or Vergin. Or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Vorgin]]. Or Vergina.
** Poison: The [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Slurm Queen]].
** Bob Barbas: BillOReilly.
** The game itself: ''Creator/TimBurton's VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', ''Dante May Cry''
* FlipFlopOfGod: Capcom originally announced ''[=DmC=]'' was a ContinuityReboot, then Ninja Theory said it was a {{Prequel}}, and then an AlternateContinuity, meaning basically a reboot that's still canon to the original series yet takes place in an alternate universe (like the condition of the J.J. Abrams ''Film/StarTrek'' series).
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the French dub, [[NobleDemon Phineas]] is voiced by Benoît Allemane, [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist whose voice has been passed down the Armstrong line for generations!]] He is also known as the voice of [[VideoGame/LegacyOfKain Kain.]]
** In English, Vergil is voiced by David de Lautour, who played RJ in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury''. As such, he's the fifth actor involved with the series to have ties to the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' franchise and is the only one whose character's original incarnation was also voiced by a ''PR'' alum (Vergil was voiced by Daniel Southworth in ''[=DMC3=]'', Southworth previously portraying [[Series/PowerRangersTimeForce Eric Meyers/the Quantum Ranger]]).
*** And fittingly enough, he's the first one to come the from Disney owned-era of the show, with the voice actors involved in the original games all coming from the first Saban-era.
* IKnewIt: Upon the reveal of Vergil, many fans theorized that he would also be a playable character. While [[WordOfGod Ninja Theory]] initially told everyone [[ExactWords they had no plans to put such content on the disc]], it was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8SU9oQBWLo later announced]] a [[PlayableEpilogue playable Vergil campaign]] would be [[DownloadableContent DLC]].
* RefittedForSequel: Vergil's [=DmC=] design was based on the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 1'' concept art of Vergil that never made it into the final game.
* TrollingCreator: Game director Tameem Antoniades has stated in interviews he thinks very little of the original ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' series and Hideki Kamiya's SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' (well, he acknowledges their impact, but considers them too outdated and Japanese in style to be cool for modern taste). The game itself has a {{Take That}} at fans of the previous games.
-->'''Dante:''' (''looking at a white wig on his head'') "Not in a million years."
** Which became hilarious when Tameem ate his words and [[HypocriticalHumor included a costume based on DMC3 Dante as paid DLC]]. Hair and all. Or, hell, ''Dante turning into Classic DMC Dante'' when he Devil Triggers.

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