* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Controversy broke out over Dante reportedly killing an unborn child/pregnant mother in order to proceed during the game's plot - possibly [[ButThouMust forcing the hand of the player]]. Except that does not occur in the game at any point -- it's ''Vergil'' who [[spoiler:kills an unarmed mother and her child, via sniper bullet, to Dante's obvious mixed horror and shock, in a cutscene that makes it clear that's what the audience is also supposed to be feeling]]. The closest that Dante gets to anything that low is fighting a gigantic demonic "baby" beast ordered into battle by its equally-demonic mother, who can turn herself inside out to release it and is definitely evil; what's more, Dante makes a point of defeating them without killing them and taking them hostage.
* DuelingGames: Probably with ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance]]'' - both games in long-running Japanese franchises about white-haired, pretty, superpowered, vengeful young men with troubled pasts, stronger dark sides and acrobatic slicey-choppy skills. Both are developed by a studio and a creative director different from the traditional ones, hazily canonical, and contain fairly significant aesthetic departures. ''Revengeance'' had better sales figures, but ''[=DmC=]'' received a better critical reception.
* 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]] (even though the resemblance was initially coincidental, then designed away almost completely). Or [[InkSuitActor Tim]]. Or [[MemeticMutation Fuck You]]. Or [[MythologyGag Enzo]]. Or [[SdrawkcabName Etnad]]. Or [[OverlyLongGag Dainty]]. Or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking neo Dante]].
** 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'', [=DMC5=] (which it is ''officially'' not, but shorter to type than "Ninja Theory's [=DmC=])". Fanboys May Cry is also a popular title.
* 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]].
* NamesTheSame: One of the game's producers, from Capcom USA, shares his name with [[Radio/AlexJones an infamous man whose beliefs almost seem to inform the narrative of the game]]. We assure you it's only coincidence.
* RefittedForSequel: Vergil's [=DmC=] design was based on the ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 1'' concept art of Vergil that never made it into the final game.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Pages of concept art have been published revealing a couple of extra levels, unused enemies (including two, the Wisp and the Imprisoner, who wound up in ''Vergil's Downfall''), cut content and alternative designs. The Order was initially going to play a bigger part as a very morally dubious organisation - capturing and vivisecting live demons, for instance - and Kat's first incarnations were a lot closer to the classic series female roles: adult, sexualised to a mildly absurd degree, and using weapons concealed in a violin case. Also, blue hair.
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