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* Whenever a Beast Tamer manages to climb on an Asterian Beast's back and try to wrest control away from him, he actually steals Dante's scythe for a brief while. If the Tamer succeeds (aka Dante fails the quick-time event), the demon will throw Dante off the beast ''along with the scythe.'' At first, this seems like an incredibly stupid move on the demon's part: why would he essentially give one of Dante's primary weapons back to him instead of keeping it or getting rid of it permanently? [[spoiler: Until you realize that Lucifer needs Dante to break the Chains of Judecca for him as part of his BatmanGambit, chains that Dante can't break unless he's using the scythe. More than likely, Lucifer specifically ''ordered'' the Beast Tamers to give Dante a fighting chance and let him keep his weapons, as the end game of freedom from Hell is far more important to him than depriving Dante of one of his primary ways to defend himself.]]

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* Whenever a Beast Tamer manages to climb on an Asterian Beast's back and try to wrest control away from him, he actually steals Dante's scythe for a brief while. If the Tamer succeeds (aka Dante fails the quick-time event), the demon will throw Dante off the beast ''along with the scythe.'' At first, this seems like an incredibly stupid move on the demon's part: why would he essentially give one of Dante's primary weapons back to him instead of keeping it or getting rid of it permanently? [[spoiler: Until you realize that Lucifer needs Dante to break the Chains of Judecca for him as part of his BatmanGambit, chains that Dante can't break unless he's using the scythe. More than likely, Lucifer specifically ''ordered'' the Beast Tamers to give Dante a fighting chance and let him keep his weapons, as the end game of freedom from Hell is far more important to him than depriving Dante of one of his primary ways to defend himself.]]]]
* Beatrice's brother Francesco died because he was executed for Dante's atrocities. This seems like it would be a HeroicSacrifice, yet he is in Hell for it. This is because he helped a murderer go free, and the bible specifically mentions obstructing justice as something God detests.


* Whenever a Beast Tamer manages to climb on an Asterian Beast's back and try to wrest control away from him, he actually steals Dante's scythe for a brief while. If the Tamer succeeds (aka Dante fails the quick-time event), the demon will throw Dante off the beast ''along with the scythe.'' At first, this seems like an incredibly stupid move on the demon's part: why would he essentially give one of Dante's primary weapons back to him instead of keeping it or getting rid of it permanently. [[spoiler: Until you realize that Lucifer needs Dante to break the Chains of Judecca for him as part of his BatmanGambit, chains that Dante can't break unless he's using the scythe. More than likely, Lucifer specifically ''ordered'' the Beast Tamers to give Dante a fighting chance and let him keep his weapons, as the end game of freedom from Hell is far more important to him than Dante being defeated and damned as just another doomed shade.]]

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* Whenever a Beast Tamer manages to climb on an Asterian Beast's back and try to wrest control away from him, he actually steals Dante's scythe for a brief while. If the Tamer succeeds (aka Dante fails the quick-time event), the demon will throw Dante off the beast ''along with the scythe.'' At first, this seems like an incredibly stupid move on the demon's part: why would he essentially give one of Dante's primary weapons back to him instead of keeping it or getting rid of it permanently. permanently? [[spoiler: Until you realize that Lucifer needs Dante to break the Chains of Judecca for him as part of his BatmanGambit, chains that Dante can't break unless he's using the scythe. More than likely, Lucifer specifically ''ordered'' the Beast Tamers to give Dante a fighting chance and let him keep his weapons, as the end game of freedom from Hell is far more important to him than depriving Dante being defeated and damned as just another doomed shade.of one of his primary ways to defend himself.]]


* Whenever a Beast Tamer manages to climb on an Asterian Beast's back and try to wrest control away from him, he actually steals Dante's scythe for a brief while. If the Tamer succeeds (aka Dante fails) to fight off the Tamer, the demon will throw Dante off the beast ''along with the scythe.'' At first, this seems like an incredibly stupid move on the demon's part: why would he essentially give one of Dante's primary weapons back to him instead of keeping it or getting rid of it permanently. [[spoiler: Until you realize that Lucifer needs Dante to break the Chains of Judecca for him as part of his BatmanGambit, chains that Dante can't break unless he's using the scythe. More than likely, Lucifer specifically ''ordered'' the Beast Tamers to give Dante a fighting chance and let him keep his weapons, as the end game of freedom from Hell is far more important to him than Dante being defeated and damned as just another doomed shade.]]

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* Whenever a Beast Tamer manages to climb on an Asterian Beast's back and try to wrest control away from him, he actually steals Dante's scythe for a brief while. If the Tamer succeeds (aka Dante fails) to fight off fails the Tamer, quick-time event), the demon will throw Dante off the beast ''along with the scythe.'' At first, this seems like an incredibly stupid move on the demon's part: why would he essentially give one of Dante's primary weapons back to him instead of keeping it or getting rid of it permanently. [[spoiler: Until you realize that Lucifer needs Dante to break the Chains of Judecca for him as part of his BatmanGambit, chains that Dante can't break unless he's using the scythe. More than likely, Lucifer specifically ''ordered'' the Beast Tamers to give Dante a fighting chance and let him keep his weapons, as the end game of freedom from Hell is far more important to him than Dante being defeated and damned as just another doomed shade.]]


* You visit the same areas in the Greed quite often. Could this be a metaphor for the cycle of earning/spending? Going through the first time, coming back with a new circumstance in effect and getting through it that time.

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* You visit the same areas in the Greed quite often. Could this be a metaphor for the cycle of earning/spending? Going through the first time, coming back with a new circumstance in effect and getting through it that time.time.
* Whenever a Beast Tamer manages to climb on an Asterian Beast's back and try to wrest control away from him, he actually steals Dante's scythe for a brief while. If the Tamer succeeds (aka Dante fails) to fight off the Tamer, the demon will throw Dante off the beast ''along with the scythe.'' At first, this seems like an incredibly stupid move on the demon's part: why would he essentially give one of Dante's primary weapons back to him instead of keeping it or getting rid of it permanently. [[spoiler: Until you realize that Lucifer needs Dante to break the Chains of Judecca for him as part of his BatmanGambit, chains that Dante can't break unless he's using the scythe. More than likely, Lucifer specifically ''ordered'' the Beast Tamers to give Dante a fighting chance and let him keep his weapons, as the end game of freedom from Hell is far more important to him than Dante being defeated and damned as just another doomed shade.]]



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** Except you won't. More then likely you would have to fight Lucifer again since it's HIS plan to enter Heaven and God is the one who gives Dante a real change to reunite with Beatrice.

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** When Dante uses the Cross to Absolve the souls/demons, the symbolism is that the Grace of God/Jesus' sacrifice "burns" away all of what is bad/sinful in your soul before allowing you entry into Heaven. Hence the bright light. Most demons, however, are not simply fallen angels that you redeem. They're "constructs" of Lucifer's, made in mockery of "true" angels. So, what you're doing is actually burning them to ash, destroying them utterly, no chance of any afterlife.


* This may be in supplemental material, but I watched the LetsPlay and don't have that. So, you have the Heretic and the Pagan. They look really similar, but the Heretic is immune to the cross. Why? The atoning death of the Messiah isn't where he erred.

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* This may be in supplemental material, but I watched the LetsPlay and don't have that. So, you have the Heretic and the Pagan. They look really similar, but the Heretic is immune to the cross. Why? The atoning death of the Messiah isn't where he erred.erred.
* There seems to be a lot of areas in Fraud that lead to nowhere, as short as they may be. Makes sense that realm of liars has dead ends and textures that look important without actually doing anything.
* You visit the same areas in the Greed quite often. Could this be a metaphor for the cycle of earning/spending? Going through the first time, coming back with a new circumstance in effect and getting through it that time.

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*** As the babies are human souls the other entities we encounter must be human souls as well....


* Which brings us to the hugest case of FridgeHorror in the game: The next game will have you fighting God. Most of the souls in Hell that you can absolve seem to be there for petty crimes or honest mistakes, but they were given no chance of mercy or redemption. The only reason he cares about Dante and Beatrice is [[spoiler: because of Lucifer's plan to marry her/use her to have Dante free him in order to return to heaven]]. As far as things show, God is just as evil as Lucifer.

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* Which brings us to the hugest case of FridgeHorror in the game: The next game will have you fighting God. Most of the souls in Hell that you can absolve seem to be there for petty crimes or honest mistakes, but they were given no chance of mercy or redemption. The only reason he cares about Dante and Beatrice is [[spoiler: because of Lucifer's plan to marry her/use her to have Dante free him in order to return to heaven]]. As far as things show, God is just as evil as Lucifer.Lucifer.

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* This may be in supplemental material, but I watched the LetsPlay and don't have that. So, you have the Heretic and the Pagan. They look really similar, but the Heretic is immune to the cross. Why? The atoning death of the Messiah isn't where he erred.


** You can't really be absolved unless you want it and show regret. It seems every demon he absolves is a fallen angel that want to return to God's side.

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** You can't really be absolved unless you want it and show regret. It seems every demon he absolves is a fallen angel that want to return to God's side.side.
* Which brings us to the hugest case of FridgeHorror in the game: The next game will have you fighting God. Most of the souls in Hell that you can absolve seem to be there for petty crimes or honest mistakes, but they were given no chance of mercy or redemption. The only reason he cares about Dante and Beatrice is [[spoiler: because of Lucifer's plan to marry her/use her to have Dante free him in order to return to heaven]]. As far as things show, God is just as evil as Lucifer.


*** Dante recognized them and wanted to go over and personally punish/absolve them?

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*** Dante recognized them and wanted to go over and personally punish/absolve them?them?
** You can't really be absolved unless you want it and show regret. It seems every demon he absolves is a fallen angel that want to return to God's side.


*** In which case, ''why'' would the game give you an opportunity to absolve Attila the Hun or Gessius Florus?

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*** In which case, ''why'' would the game give you an opportunity to absolve Attila the Hun or Gessius Florus?Florus?
*** Dante recognized them and wanted to go over and personally punish/absolve them?

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*** In which case, ''why'' would the game give you an opportunity to absolve Attila the Hun or Gessius Florus?


* In ''[=~Dante's Inferno~=]'', Dante uses the cross of [[spoiler: his dead fiance, Beatrice,]] in order to absolve people. When you absolve souls, they are sent to heaven. At the end of the game, [[spoiler: Dante uses the cross to absolve Satan, which means Dante just put Satan back in heaven.]]

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* In ''[=~Dante's Inferno~=]'', ''Dante's Inferno'', Dante uses the cross of [[spoiler: his dead fiance, Beatrice,]] in order to absolve people. When you absolve souls, they are sent to heaven. At the end of the game, [[spoiler: Dante uses the cross to absolve Satan, which means Dante just put Satan back in heaven.]]

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*** FridgeBrilliance kicks in: have you just noticed ''how many'' damned souls are there? releasing them all will require all eternity to say the least. And also the fact that if some of them are in hell there's a reason for this...

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