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* DrivenToSuicide: Well, the [[CaptainObvious Suicides forest]]. If Dante is hit by the effect of the forest fruit, you must button mash before he kills himself.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Well, the [[CaptainObvious Suicides forest]].forest. If Dante is hit by the effect of the forest fruit, you must button mash before he kills himself.

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* BigBad: Lucifer himself, who took Beatrice's soul to Hell and set Dante on his quest.


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* CrapsackWorld: Earth is a war-torn mess of chaos where the vast majority of the population are damned, with the percentage growing by the day. The Inferno was initially simply a prison for damned souls, but Lucifer made it into his own personal torture pit where all else is in constant pain. Paradise does exist, but [[DevilButNoGod we never see it]].


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* TheSociopath: Lucifer invented evil by rebelling against God, and has decided to spend his eternal imprisonment trapping any soul he can in eternal torture. He uses his shadow to corrupt people on Earth, sadistically taunting anybody who opposes him. [[spoiler:The ending reveals that he has learned nothing from his imprisonment, and simply wants the entire universe gripped in his wretched claws.]]


* OneTrueFaith: ZigZagged. Pagans are in supposedly in Hell, but Lucifer tells Dante that those he fought in the Crusades are not, after all, in ''this'' Hell. What he means by that is anyone's guess, and is probably best left that way.

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* OneTrueFaith: ZigZagged. Pagans are in supposedly in Hell, but Lucifer tells Dante that those he fought in the Crusades are not, after all, in ''this'' Hell. What he means by that is anyone's guess, and is probably best left that way.

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* WombHorror: The game begins with Dante being sent to Purgatory before making his way deeper into Hell. Purgatory contains enemies in the form of demonic unbaptized babies who spawn out of fiery furnaces shaped like a woman's enlarged birth canal.


* FireAndBrimstoneHell: As might be expected from a game set in ''[[TropeMakers Hell]]''. Though it to be fair its not true for the entire game: Anger and Violence are the ones that play this straight, while Limbo and Lust are dark and gloomy realms, Gluttony is a visceral realm and Treachery is a icy land.

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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: As might be expected from a game set in ''[[TropeMakers Hell]]''. Though it to be fair its not true for the entire game: Anger and Violence Heresy are the ones that play this straight, while Limbo and Lust are dark and gloomy realms, Gluttony is a visceral realm and Treachery is a icy land.



* FullFrontalAssault: Lucifer's big floppy dong is in full display, though with the lighting and the angles, you'd have to actually be looking for it to notice it most of the time.

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* FullFrontalAssault: Lucifer's big floppy dong is in full display, though with the lighting and the angles, you'd have to actually be looking for it to notice it most of the time. Phlegyas and Malacoda are also naked, the former due to being hundreds of feet tall and the latter due to being able to light himself on fire, though BarbieDollAnatomy is in effect for both of them.



* LoadBearingBoss: Cleopatra after you kill Marc Antony. You'll need to take her out with quick time events.

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* LoadBearingBoss: Cleopatra after you kill Marc Antony. You'll need to take her out with quick time events.events and the Carnal Tower collapses under you when she dies.

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** Also in the 9th circle.
-->'''Virgil:''' These are not towers, but giants.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: [[TheAdventureContinues Dante still has a long journey ahead of him]] and [[SequelHook Lucifer is still at large]], but both Beatice and the rest of humanity are for the time being safe]].






* GodIsGood: Despite never actually appearing (you are in Hell after all), the game makes it quite clear that this trope is in play. Comes with the source material.



* HangingUpOnTheGrimReaper: Death comes to claim Dante's life. Not only does Dante refuse, he ''kills'' Death with his own scythe and claims the scythe. [[spoiler:It turns out Death never came in the first place, Dante himself was DeadAllAlong.]]

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* HangingUpOnTheGrimReaper: Death comes to claim Dante's life. Not only does Dante refuse, he ''kills'' Death with his own scythe and claims the scythe. [[spoiler:It turns out Death never came in the first place, Dante himself was DeadAllAlong. This also explains why Death was such a pushover.]]

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* TheDeathOfDeath: at the beginning of the game Dante tries to kill the Grim Reaper himself in order to avoid being dragged to Hell. It doesn't quite work that way though...

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* HeavenlyBlue: Overlapping with ColorCodedForYourConvenience, Holy abilities tend to have bluish-white coloration to them, while Unholy ones tend to have yellow coloration.

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** Some of the damned are said to be there for much more severe sins than in the original poem. For example, Thais The Harlot was originally sent to hell for [[ProfessionalButtKisser flattery]] which most people today would regard as DisproportionateRetribution, so here she is damned for [[TheVamp using her beauty to make men fight eachother.]]


* RunningTheGauntlet: The ten-part Eighth Circle of Hell is given a video game twist by having each ditch be a room full of enemy groups previously fought in the game. Each ''bolgia''/ditch is made distinct by adding a handicap on Dante relating to the type of fraud punished there, like having his health slowly stolen away while in the ''bolgia'' for thieves.

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* RunningTheGauntlet: RunTheGauntlet: The ten-part Eighth Circle of Hell is given a video game twist by having each ditch be a room full of enemy groups previously fought in the game. Each ''bolgia''/ditch is made distinct by adding a handicap on Dante relating to the type of fraud punished there, like having his health slowly stolen away while in the ''bolgia'' for thieves.


** Somewhat subverted as this was meant to be a realistic depictions of what hell is said to be like. Which would be horrifying and filled with nudity (especially in lust) and violence, not to mention people only go there for one reason. While it did change the basic story of what the book was about, it was pretty faithful to its core message of redemption and ends on a peaceful note.

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** Somewhat subverted as this was meant to be a realistic depictions of what hell is said to be like. Which would be horrifying and filled with nudity (especially in lust) and violence, not to mention people only go there for one reason. While it did change the basic story of what the book was about, it was pretty faithful to its core message of redemption and ends on a peaceful note.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the original ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Inferno]]'', [[Creator/DanteAlighieri Dante]]'s sins he has to repent of include forgetting his dead [[TheMuse muse]] in favor of living women, being arrogant about his poetry, and being afraid to walk through {{Hell}}. In the game, he's an adulterer who had sex with a slave girl while his wife fought off seducers back home, a mass murderer who kills hundreds of civilians, and a damned so self-righteous that he would let the Devil free of Hell before accepting that God's judgement. To the extent that the poem's Dante is also the author, it doubles as a pretty extreme example of HistoricalVillainUpgrade.





* GameplayAndStorySegregation: InUniverse, everyone damned to Hell are stuck their for eternity and cannot change to become good, which is why it would be bad if Lucifer broke out. In gameplay though, Dante is free to absolve sinners left and right allowing them to go to Heaven, no heavenly grace required.
* TheGhost: God himself is referenced to occasionally throughout the game, but he is never seen. Justified, since Hell is a realm defined by its distance from God.



* TheGhost: God himself is referenced to occasionally throughout the game, but he is never seen. Justified, since Hell is a realm defined by its distance from God.



* RunningTheGauntlet: The ten-part Eighth Circle of Hell is given a video game twist by having each ditch be a room full of enemy groups previously fought in the game. Each ''bolgia''/ditch is made distinct by adding a handicap on Dante relating to the type of fraud punished there, like having his health slowly stolen away while in the ''bolgia'' for thieves.



* SecondHourSuperpower: Death's Scythe.

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* SecondHourSuperpower: Dante only gets Death's Scythe.Scythe after clearing the Crusades opening. From there, the Scythe becomes Dante's main weapon and method of progression on his massacre through the Inferno.


* InfantImmortality: Completely, utterly averted: among the first monsters you meet are the unbaptised children of Limbo, little weeping babies with scythe blades instead of arms.

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