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* BadassGrandpa: Not so much the former at first.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Again, not at first.

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* BadassGrandpa: Not so much the former at first.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Again, not at first.




* ClassyCravat: Shown wearing one in his lone illustration.

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* %%%* ClassyCravat: Shown wearing one in his lone illustration.


* AmbiguousSyntax: [[spoiler:During his fight with Dante in ''5'', after Dante yells at Vergil for ripping off his own son's arm, Vergil retorts with the seemingly AbusiveParents line "My son means nothing to me!" only for the next scene to reveal [[LukeYouAreMyFather he didn't know he even had a son]], and was actually stating "Nero... is my son!?" in confusion.]]

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* AmbiguousSyntax: [[spoiler:During his fight with Dante in ''5'', after Dante yells at Vergil for ripping off his own son's arm, Vergil retorts with the seemingly AbusiveParents line "My son means nothing to me!" only for the next scene to reveal [[LukeYouAreMyFather he didn't know he even had a son]], and was actually stating "Nero... is my son!?" asking who his son was supposed to be in confusion.]]


* AmbiguousSyntax: [[spoiler:During his fight with Dante in ''5'', after Dante yells at Vergil for ripping off his own son's arm, Vergil retorts with the seemingly AbusiveParents line "My son means nothing to me!" only for the next scene to reveal [[LukeYouAreMyFather he didn't know he even had a son]], and was actually stating "'My son' means nothing to me!" in confusion.]]

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* AmbiguousSyntax: [[spoiler:During his fight with Dante in ''5'', after Dante yells at Vergil for ripping off his own son's arm, Vergil retorts with the seemingly AbusiveParents line "My son means nothing to me!" only for the next scene to reveal [[LukeYouAreMyFather he didn't know he even had a son]], and was actually stating "'My son' means nothing to me!" "Nero... is my son!?" in confusion.]]


* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Arkham is apparently unable to understand that Sparda sealed off the Demon World to save humanity, and believes he did so to "become a legend." He even [[MotiveDecay rants]] about this to Lady, in regards to why he sacrificed his wife for power:
-->'''Arkham''': What have I done wrong?! Even the heroic Sparda sacrificed a woman so that he could become a legend! I wished [[AGodAmI to be a god!]] And I sacrificed one miserable human being for that reason. That is all! Was that really so awful?

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Arkham is apparently unable to understand that Sparda sealed off the Demon World to save humanity, and believes he did so to "become a legend." He even [[MotiveDecay rants]] about this to Lady, in regards to why he sacrificed his wife for power:
-->'''Arkham''': What have I done wrong?! Even the heroic Sparda sacrificed a woman so that he could become a legend! I wished [[AGodAmI to be a god!]] And I sacrificed one miserable human being for that reason. That is all! Was that really so awful?
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* ObliviouslyEvil: Judging by his MotiveRant to Lady at the end of the game, he honestly doesn't seem to understand that sacrificing his wife for the sake of power is ''not'' a good thing or something to be proud of, or why Lady would be disgusted with and hate him for it. This does ''not'' make Arkham more sympathetic or tragic, and just makes him come off as a selfish prick throwing a temper tantrum.
-->'''Arkham''': What have I done wrong?! Even the heroic Sparda sacrificed a woman so that he could become a legend! I wished [[AGodAmI to be a god!]] And I sacrificed one miserable human being for that reason. That is all! Was that really so awful?

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* YourSizeMayVary: Noticeable in ''5'' if you fight Goliath as V. Throughout most of the fight Nightmare is his normal size which is roughly up to Goliath's hips. However, when V summons it for the finishing blow Nightmare grows to be the same size as Goliath.


* MeaningfulName: Its name when translated means "giant foot". [[CaptainObvious Gigapede a giant millipede-like demon with several legs]].

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* MeaningfulName: Its name when translated means "giant foot". [[CaptainObvious Gigapede a giant millipede-like demon with several legs]].legs.


* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Him and Dante. Their hair is actually the same length, which means they look completely identical, but Vergil slicks his hair back so it distinguishes them normally. [[spoiler:In ''[=DMC5=]'' they look slightly more different since Dante's let his stubble grow out and his face is a little more weathered while Vergil is generally a more rugged version of the same {{Bishonen}} PrettyBoy he's always been, but facially and bodily they're still virtually identical.]]

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Him and Dante. Their hair is actually the same length, which means they look completely identical, but Vergil slicks his hair back so it distinguishes them normally. [[spoiler:In ''[=DMC5=]'' they look slightly more different since Dante's let his stubble grow out and his face is a little more weathered while Vergil is generally a more rugged version of significantly different--not even sharing the same {{Bishonen}} PrettyBoy he's always been, but facially and bodily they're still virtually identical.face models.]]


* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:His Jester form is an expy of ComicBook/TheJoker. He was even called "Joker" in development. The Jester boss fights in the Special Edition include a voice clip where he refers to himself as "Joker" instead of Jester.]]


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* PracticallyJoker: [[spoiler:His Jester form is an expy of ComicBook/TheJoker. He was even called "Joker" in development. The Jester boss fights in the Special Edition include a voice clip where he refers to himself as "Joker" instead of Jester.]]

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* ThisCannotBe: His reaction during the final showdown; Urizen is utterly shocked and bewildered that [[spoiler:even after he consumed the [PowerUpFood Qliphoth fruit]], Dante is ''still'' overpowering him.]]

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* TheFettered: He may pursue power relentlessly, but Vergil still follows a strict moral code and has lines he ''will not cross''. [[spoiler:Urizen in ''5'' shows just how heinous and monstrous Vergil would be without his humanity and honor code holding him back]].


* AmbiguouslyEvil: He's definitely a selfish villain out for his own gain, but just how evil he really is is left up to interpretation. Tellingly, in the games he doesn't have any moments where he completely JumpsOffTheSlipperySlope, and his motivation is solely for power to protect what matters to him, so he'll NeverBeHurtAgain like when he was too weak to protect his own mother.



* AmbiguouslyEvil: He's definitely a selfish villain out for his own gain, but just how evil he really is is left up to interpretation. Tellingly, in the games he doesn't have any moments where he completely JumpsOffTheSlipperySlope, and his motivation is solely for power to protect what matters to him, so he'll NeverBeHurtAgain like when he was too weak to protect his own mother.

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* AmbiguousSyntax: [[spoiler:During his fight with Dante in ''5'', after Dante yells at Vergil for ripping off his own son's arm, Vergil retorts with the seemingly AbusiveParents line "My son means nothing to me!" only for the next scene to reveal [[LukeYouAreMyFather he didn't know he even had a son]], and was actually stating "'My son' means nothing to me!" in confusion.]]


* NarmCharm: When he consumes the elusive Qliphoth fruit, he makes an "om/nom" vocalization. Made even more hilarious if one pitch-shifts his voice back to Southworth's normal Vergil voice.

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* NarmCharm: When he consumes MotiveDecay: A justified example. [[spoiler:As the elusive Qliphoth fruit, living incarnation of Vergil's desire for power, he makes an "om/nom" vocalization. Made even more hilarious if one pitch-shifts his voice back to Southworth's normal has no memory of the reasons why Vergil voice.desires power and simply amasses it for its own sake.]]


* WorfHadTheFlu: Another name for this trope could be "Vergil Just Fought Dante." As seen in ''3'' [[spoiler:with Arkham and Mundus and ''5'' with Nero]], battles between the Sons of Sparda tend to be quite taxing… [[spoiler:yet they also get Vergil HotBlooded enough to think he can take on another enemy if they interrupt the fight or follow soon after. Naturally, he finds that his power is so depleted that Yamato can be blocked, he can't retain his health, and he's effectively tossed around like a dishrag]].

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* WorfHadTheFlu: Another name for this trope could be "Vergil Just Fought Dante." As seen in ''3'' [[spoiler:with Arkham and Mundus and ''5'' with Nero]], battles between the Sons of Sparda tend to be quite taxing… [[spoiler:yet they also get Vergil HotBlooded enough to think he can take on another enemy if they interrupt the fight or follow soon after. Naturally, he finds that his power is so depleted that Yamato can be blocked, he can't retain his health, and he's effectively tossed around like a dishrag]].dishrag. The Mundus case got him tragically turned into Nelo Angelo]].

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