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Dante's life has always been a weird shit-show. Getting sent to another dimension by a giant fucking dragon after fighting Argosax the Chaos and being reverted back into a teenager? Well that's a new one. Of course, in spite of being given a nice opportunity to relive his teenage youth, there's just one universal constant that follows him everywhere he goes: Paying rent sucks.

Son of Sparda D×D is a crossover between Devil May Cry and High School Dx D by DarkAkatsuk1 in which Dante gets sent to the D×D world as a teenager and does what he does best: kick ass, eat pizza, have a good strawberry sundae, and try to get out of debt.

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The story now has a spin-off/prequel titled Dark Slayer D×D, which is centered on Vergil.


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    Son of Sparda D×D 
  • Abusive Parent: Kokabiel toward his daughter Raynare. The guy's probably in the running for the "worst father of the century" award. He abandoned his daughter when she was barely a child and when they meet for the first time in years, he beats her within an inch of her life. Granted, he did show regret for leaving his family and gave his daughter multiple opportunities to walk away, but it's still pretty deplorable. He even acknowledges that he's a terrible father.
  • Acceptable Breaks from Canon: Since this was made long before Devil May Cry 5 came out or was even announced for that matter, the story treats the timeline as if Devil May Cry 2 comes after Devil May Cry 4, when in canon, it's the opposite. The author has acknowledged this, but is opting to keep the timeline the same as when he started due to the story already being heavily invested into it and can't change it without rewriting the story altogether.
  • The Ace: Sir Gilver Bluehide is considered to be the strongest Paladin of the Church. He's one of the few that can challenge, if not outright win against, Dante, was a Child Prodigy and Master Swordsman at an early age, and is respected even by former exorcists who became disillusioned with the Church. Considering that he's actually Vergil, it really isn't a surprise.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Raynare is given a chance for redemption and becomes an associate of Dante, albeit a begrudging one since it was either that or let Rias use the Power of Destruction on her.
    • In the original light novels and anime, Kokabiel was a sociopathic Blood Knight, but here he has more noble reasons for jump-starting a war and is actually Modeus, the most passive of the two apprentices of Sparda.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Dante likes to call Issei "Ise-boyo", with "boyo" being a Welsh variation of 'boy'. Doubles as a Meaningful Name since Issei is the host of the Welsh Dragon, Ddraig.
  • Atrocious Alias: Dante brings up that Vergil's alias, Gilver Bluehide, is pretty lame and uncreative when you break it down. It's just the two syllables of his first name reversed with the last name being the opposite of Dante's last name, Redgrave.
  • Be All My Sins Remembered: Kokabiel is perfectly aware that what he's doing will cause the death of countless innocents. Part of the deal that he made with the demons was that in the end, he would die when all factions unite against their common foe and he would forever be acknowledged by his atrocities.
  • Beyond the Impossible: Dante tried wielding Excalibur, but it rejected him. He responded by pumping his own demonic energy into it and turned it into a pseudo-Devil Arm. Yes, Dante took one of the deadliest Holy swords in existence, and turned it into a demonic weapon!
  • Big Brother Mentor: Dante has this dynamic with Issei, as the new devil looks up to him and the Son of Sparda gives the kid some good advice from time to time.
  • The Blacksmith: Azazel helps Dante by forging new weapons for him to make up for his missing Devil Arms.
  • Blood Knight: Dante is a heroic example. He loves fighting powerful opponents, and even gets excited at the prospect of fighting Serafall Leviathan when he learns that she could easily decimate a country if she wanted to.
  • Brought Down to Badass: Dante doesn't have any of his Devil Arms when he gets sent to to the D×D world, which prevents him from using his Devil Trigger. He's still a kick-ass Invincible Hero regardless.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Dante doesn't hide the fact that he likes to stare at a hot woman's ass, but he's cool about it and knows his boundaries. Issei, another example of this, actually looks up to Dante as a role model because of this.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: As seen in her fight with Issei, Nevan is heavily aroused by not only the pain of her victims, but her own pain as well. She even gets turned on by her own humiliation!
  • Composite Character:
    • Kokabiel and Modeus are the same person here.
    • Sir Bluehide has a priest version of Vergil's DMC 3 overcoat, but keeps his face wrapped in bandages like Gilver from the Devil May Cry novel, who was also an alternate identity for Vergil.
  • Cool Sword: It doesn't get any cooler than Excalibur charged with Dante's demonic powers. There's also Bluehide's sword, which is actually the true Yamato.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Dante comes across to almost everyone as a slacking teenage rebel and is rarely ever taken seriously by anyone. They're always in for a surprise with how well this hides his true power.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Quite a few of them to go around.
    • 90% of Dante's fights are all really one-sided and never go well for his enemies. The only reason they last as long as they do is because 1.) he doesn't have any of his Devil Arms and 2.) because he's toying with them.
    • Kokabiel only used about 1% of his full power when he fought Raynare. That was still far more than she could handle.
    • Dante and Vergil easily slay Aconite and treat the whole thing like a rude annoyance.
    • When Cerberus arrives in the D×D world, he hands the ORC their collective asses, and that wasn't even his strongest form.
    • It's less accurate to call Issei's fight with Nevan a "fight" since he spends the entirety either getting beaten or running away to avoid getting beaten.
  • Daddy Issues:
    • Dante admits that there was a time when he hated his father for leaving his family and for being the source of his demonic blood before he was able to grow past that.
    • Raynare has some massive father issues. After we see her interact with Kokabiel for the first time in years, it's not hard to see why.
  • Death Seeker: This is actually Kokabiel's main drive. He wants to start the war and in doing so, unite the three factions against the demons and die being remembered as a monster for his atrocities.
  • Depraved Bisexual:
    • Averted. Issei certainly isn't this, but thanks to Kiba confessing his love to him, the entire school is convinced that he is and that neither men nor women are safe from his perversion.
    • Played straight with Nevan. She's completely unruly and electrocutes the other Devil Arms for no reason beyond her amusement and she's apparently slept around with several men and women while looking for Dante, not to mention her advances towards Issei manage to make him very uncomfortable.
  • The Dreaded:
    • Just meeting Great Red caused Dante to freak out! He even admits that the Dragon of Dragon's power is leagues beyond leagues greater than his own.
    • Dante has this reputation in the Kabuki district where he lives and set up shop. As Rias and Sona learn, mention his name to anyone there, and they run away like their lives depend on it.
  • Fake Boobs: Rias is accused of this by Dante. A contributing factor to Rias's hate towards Dante is that his first question to her was "So who was your surgeon?"
  • Foil:
    • Dante and Issei since both are grade-A perverts bearing demonic power. While Dante has lived with the supernatural his entire life, Issei is completely new to it. Dante's casual attitude gives off an air of incompetence that leads to him being underestimated, whereas Issei's early incompetence is much more genuine (generally, Dante's more of The Ace while Issei is more of a Classical Anti-Hero). Reflecting their perverted sides, Dante enjoys ogling women's butts, while Issei prefers breasts.
    • Dante and Raynare. Both being half-breeds with more Daddy Issues than can be counted. Dante's been able to move past this problem while Raynare is just beginning to deal with them. While Dante actively rejected his father and his lineage, Raynare embraced her heritage in a desperate attempt to gain her father's approval. Also, Dante's father is long since dead and ended the war against the demons, where as Raynare's is alive and actively trying to restart a war.
  • The Gadfly: Dante loves messing with people. He often says and does things just to piss them off because their expressions amuse him. Often, the more serious a character, the more fun he has doing it. Rias and Vergil are his favorite people to mess with.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Mundus, since he wants to return to the physical plane and bartered a deal with Kokabiel to set up an invasion.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Dante and Bluehide/Vergil, being demon/human hybrids.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: Raynare only switches to Dante's side because it was either that, or die horribly by the ORC's hands. Even then, she's not happy about it.
  • Healing Factor: Dante muses that he could make a killing selling his organs on the black market since his healing abilities let them grow back anyway.
  • Improbable Weapon User: In his fight with Katerea, Dante picks up a loaf of french bread and uses it as a freakin' sword. The kicker is that he uses it as efficiently and stylishly as he would use Rebellion.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Gabriel doesn't seem to have any real understanding on anything sexual or when it's appropriate, given that she ends up taking advice from three perverts without any knowledge on what the advice actually means.
  • In-Series Nickname: Dante is called "The Yankee Prince" by the students at Kuoh.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Azazel, a several thousand year old fallen angel, becomes one of the hand-full of Dante's "normal" friends.
  • I've Come Too Far: Kokabiel acknowledges that his actions are horrible and he feels terrible about them and what he's done to his daughter, but considers himself too knee deep in what he's doing to stop or ask for forgiveness.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • Dante's not really a bad person, but his cockiness, carefree attitude, and general trolling of people he likes to mess with can give others a negative impression. Still, he deeply cares for those around him, drops the attitude when it's clear that it's not appropriate, and feels genuinely awful when he screws up, such as when he unknowingly married Yasaka and up and ditched her without paying much mind.
    • Bluehide/Vergil, though the "jerk" part is much more prominent. He's overly serious and condescending to others, but he takes his duties as the Paladin seriously, can be civil with others, and is actively fighting to maintain the balance between the factions.
  • Large Ham: When Dante cuts loose, he can take large bites out of the scenery that give Jim Carrey a run for his money. Him introducing his true identity to the ORC shows how over-the-top and bombastic he can get.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: After the crisis with Kokabiel is averted, it looks like Vergil and Dante are about to have another fight. Before it can begin, Gabriel calls Vergil back, and he leaves with Irina and Xenovia in tow. Kiba sums up the readers' thoughts:
    Kiba: I can't be the only one feeling blue-balled here.
  • Living Weapon:
    • All of Dante's Devil Arms qualify. They even talk with each other in Dante's armory and vanish to go find him when he disappears.
    • Issei's Sacred Gear also counts since it bears the soul of the Welsh Dragon Emperor.
  • Male Gaze: Dante and Issei of different variants. Dante stares at asses, while Issei stares at breasts.
  • Modest Royalty: Sirzechs is one of the four Great Satans in the D×D world (aka one of Hell's top dogs and rulers), but he's very casual and strikes up an easy conversation with Dante like it's nothing, even letting the Devil Hunter treat him as he would anyone else.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • Dante hides his identity by using the alias "Tony Redgrave" from the Devil May Cry novel.
    • Vergil keeps his face covered in bandages, much like his Gilver identity from the novels. Just like the novels, Gilver serves as his Secret Identity.
  • Narnia Time: Dante, Vergil, and Modeus were all from about the same time-frame, but they ended up in the D×D world at drastically different points due to the fluctuating flow of time between the two worlds. Dante ended up in the D×D world at roughly the start of the story, Vergil wound up there eleven years prior to the start of the story, and Modeus has been there for thousands of years.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: It's later revealed that Raynare's father, Kokabiel, is in fact Modeus, the demon apprentice of Sparda. This makes her a quarter-Fallen, a quarter-Demon, and half-Human(due to her human mother).
  • No-Sell:
    • Dante asked Rias to fire the Power of Destruction on him to prove a point. He was completely unfazed, much to her shock.
    • Played for Laughs. Kunou continuously launches fire blasts at Dante, which he doesn't even register. She then tries biting his neck and climbing on him (which goes on for almost the entire chapter) to equally no effect.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Ironically, despite being a major pervert himself, Dante was completely unaffected by Rias's looks when she first tried to recruit her for the ORC. He also thought her breasts were fake, thus starting her intense hate for him.
  • Not So Stoic: Despite Bluehide/Vergil's stoic demeanor, he can have a sarcastic wit to him and his patience can wear thin when the right buttons are pushed. Unfortunately for him, Dante knows how to push all of them.
  • Our Demons Are Different: There are a number of differences between the demons of Devil May Cry and the devils of D×D. Demons are typically multi-millennia old monsters with mountain sized egos while devils are mostly young adolescents that behave no different than your typical human (albeit with looser morals). How they reincarnate humans into their own also differs, as demons require human sacrifice while devils just use their evil pieces, a chant, and the human becomes a devil without any hassle. Also, devils are rumored to be descendants of demons, who are stated to be primordial beings that predate all pantheons, and according to some rumors, are responsible for starting them.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Despite the lucrative jobs Dante gets, he tends to blow away what money he gets as soon as he receives it, often being just on the precipice of eviction if his arguments with his landlady are anything to go by.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Inverted. Dante is aged down to a teenager when he gets sent to the D×D world.
  • Power Creep, Power Seep: Averted. The Devil May Cry powerhouses (Dante, Vergil, and Modeus) far outstrip the ORC and most devils in terms of what they can do. Dante generally treats any opponent the ORC struggles with like a passing annoyance and the only reason his fights last as long as they do is because he's toying with them for shits and giggles. This even applies to the high-level demons when they arrive, as they are multi-millennia old monsters while the ORC are a bunch of teens who've barely scratched the surface of what they can do at this point. The only characters in the D×D world considered to be outright superior to them are Great Red and Ophis.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Azazel runs the Fallen Angels, but he's close friends with Dante and helps him by sending well-paying jobs his way that clear out stray devils in the area and helps make new weapons for him.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Raynare is Kokabiel's daughter, whom she had no relation to in canon.
  • Rule of Cool: Considering the source material, this is in full effect. This is also the only way to explain the sheer ridiculous awesomeness of Dante fighting Katerea Leviathan using a loaf of French bread as a sword.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Nevan when she first appears walks around topless and shows herself off to Issei to try and seduce him.
  • Shameless Fanservice Guy: Dante has no issue being naked around others and doesn't count male stripping as selling his dignity since he enjoys it.
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: Bluehide is very insistent that Gabriel is not his girlfriend, something Dante takes delight in teasing him about.
  • Shipper on Deck: It's implied that Dante is hoping for Vergil and Gabriel to get together, when he's not mercilessly teasing him about it of course.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Quite a few to Hellsing Ultimate Abridged:
      • Dante calls Dohnaseek "Dandy man".
      • In return for the priceless Gurren Lagann figurine, Dante wanted a 70 inch plasma-wide screen tv... with Netflix.
      • Dante also killed Viser by shooting her 37 times like Alucard shot the vampire priest.
      • Dante refuses to apologize for the ruckus Kiba professing his love for Issei caused like how Alucard refuses to apologize for all his sexual harassment.
      • Dante, when explaining his past and nature as a half-demon to the ORC, states that he has curveballs for days.
        Akeno: Curveballs for days?
        Dante: Curveballs for days.
    • When Rias finds out that Dante was using the STTGL figurine as a night light, her response is something like this:
      Rias: You mean... you mean to tell me that you have one of the rarest figurines known to otakuhood... one that could net thousands upon thousands of yen if sold in an auction... and you're using it as a nightlight?
      Dante: (blinks a couple of times) ...Well, when you say it like that, it sounds dumb.
      Rias: That's because it is dumb!
    • Later in the story, Dante tells Issei that he had a drunken affair with Yasaka in the past which made him Persona Non Grata in Kyoto. Before the latter could ask, Dante tells him that she does have huge tracts of land.
    • This from the narration:
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Dante's vocabulary is more like what it was in the animated series, so he's got one hell of a filthy mouth on him. He even calls Riser "pussy-splashing thundercunt" among other things.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Dante and Rias are this. Dante never pays her too much attention and is generally tolerant of her. Rias meanwhile, tends to hate him for his annoying devil-may-care attitude toward almost everything and purchasing the rare, limited edition, glow-in-the-dark Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann figurine before she could.
  • Sleeps in the Nude:
    • At one point, Dante ends up doing this due to losing all his clothes in a strip poker match.
    • Rias, like canon, prefers to sleep like this. Dante catches a glimpse of her sleeping while flying past her window during his fight with Katerea, and he really enjoyed the sight.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Raynare doesn't get killed by the Power of Destruction in this story and lives as Dante's secretary/maid.
  • The Stoic: Dante mentally comments that Koneko has the type of poker face that could run an entire Casino bankrupt.
  • Story-Breaker Power: Dante is pretty much this in the story. His healing abilities are insane, his strength and power surpass all of the ORC (especially around the beginning of the D×D story) and he lacks all the weaknesses that devils of the D×D world possess. He doesn't really get very involved with the going-ons of the Occult Research Club unless he just happens to walk by or he has a more personal reason to do so. This slowly starts to become averted as the story goes on, where characters that can challenge and equal him (Kokabiel and Bluehide) are introduced.
  • Straight Gay: Kiba is led to believe he is in love with Issei, but the readers likely wouldn't know that if he didn't profess his love for him in front of the entire school.
  • Super Empowering: Dante gives Rias a small portion of his demonic energy, which is enough to super-charge her attacks to ridiculous levels (and by that we mean "obliterate everything that isn't a high-level demon" levels).
  • Super Form: Dante lacks his Devil Trigger for most of the story due to not having any of his Devil Arms. After turning Excalibur into a pseudo-Devil Arm, he gains a pseudo-Devil Trigger to go along with it. It's not as powerful as the old one, but it works well enough.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Back in Devil May Cry: The Animated Series, Modeus went down against Dante very easily. Here, as Kokabiel, he actually goes toe-to-toe with an even more experienced Dante, and even forces him to activate his half-Devil Trigger to even the odds.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Vergil seems to have become a lot nicer since he became Sir Bluehide, as he no longer seems to have his lust for power and is actively fighting to protect the world and maintain the peace between the three factions.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: There was actually a time when Kokabiel was a good husband and father to his family. Years later, and he's a lot more callous and neglectful toward his child. He's also this to compared to his past as Modeus, as he was a pacifist and Friend to All Children, but he now wants to start a war where countless will die and has no problem endangering the lives of the young.
  • Trapped in Another World: After his battle with Argosax the Chaos, Dante winds up in the D×D world aged down to 16. He's not too concerned with getting back and is mostly just trying to live life and pay his bills. This also applies to Vergil and Modeus, both of whom have been there much longer than Dante has.
  • Underestimating Badassery:
    • No one's ever encountered someone quite like Dante, so people frequently do this, expecting the standard tactics used on stray devils, fallen angels, and humans to work just fine... boy where all of them in for a shock.
    • After watching Issei fight and defeat Riser Phenex, Raynare lampshades how sorely she misjudged Issei's power.
  • Unholy Holy Sword: Dante turns Excalibur into one. When the sword deems him unworthy, he just pumps some of his demonic power into it and transforms it into a false-Devil Arm.
  • Unskilled, but Strong:
    • Issei starts out like this, being the bearer of the Boosted Gear yet having almost no combat experience.
    • Rias has rather poor control over her abilities. Her entire life, she only ever used the Power of Destruction in the "shoot enemy, kill enemy" sort of way. It's noted by Dante that this is a very bad thing.
  • The Vamp: Nevan tries seducing Issei when they first meet in Mission 5 and uses her powers to enthrall him. In a moment of sheer willpower, Issei manages to negate her influence.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Raynare's got it bad. The crux of almost all her actions prior to essentially being reduced to Dante's secretary/maid was to try and gain her father's approval.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Modeus wants to unite the three factions to bring about peace, but he's willing to start a brutal war to make it happen and become the monster they will unite against.
  • The Worf Effect: A retroactive case with Dante. He never fights any of the ORC, but when Cerberus and the rest of the Devil Arms (in their demon forms) arrive, the demon dog easily wipes the floor with all of them at once, even giving Serafall a hard time. Keep in mind, this is an enemy Dante easily defeated at eighteen, when he was canonically at his weakest. That gives a good idea of how much stronger he is by comparison. Though it becomes iffy in that regard when Dante clarifies that Cerberus has gotten stronger over the years.
  • World of Snark: Almost every character has something snarky to say. Really, snark and back-sass are among the most prominent forms of humor in the story.

    Dark Slayer D×D 
  • Child Soldiers: The institute of the Church that Vergil grows up in raises and trains children from an early age in combat. The Archbishop running the institute also suspects that Vergil was one before he arrived given how naturally talented and world-wise he already is.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Since Vergil is the main character, this is a given since he's Dante's opposite in all categories. Dante is goofy, over-the-top, and enters the D×D world near adulthood via Great Red. Vergil is stoic, cold, apathetic, and enters this new world as a child following his death at Dante's hands.
  • Dramatic Irony: The Archbishop allows Vergil to read the institute's library archives despite it containing sensitive information because he believes that it will be too much for a child to understand. Of course, he doesn't know who Vergil really is.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Inverted. For the story, Vergil is de-aged to a young child.
  • Prequel: The story takes place well before Son of Sparda D×D and chronicles Vergil's rise to power within the world of Highschool D×D.
  • Saved by Canon: This being a prequel centered on Vergil, it's pretty unambiguous that he's not going to die anytime soon since he's alive and well as Sir Gilver Bluehide by the time the story of Son of Sparda D×D rolls around.

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