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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 D×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.


Son of Sparda D×D provides examples of:

  • 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.
  • Adaptational Heroism:
    • Raynare is given a chance for redemption and becomes an associate of Dante, albeit a begrudging one.
    • Kokabiel was a sociopathic Blood Knight, but here he has more noble reasons for jump-starting a war and is actually Modeus.
  • Age Lift: Dante gets reverted back into a teenager by Great Red.
  • 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.
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  • 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 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.
  • 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.
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  • Canon Discontinuity: Since this was made long before Devil May Cry 5, the story treats the timeline as if Devil May Cry 2 comes after Devil May Cry 4.
  • 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 actually looks up to Dante as a role model because of this.
    • Speaking of, Issei is also this.
  • 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.
  • 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:
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: A contributing factor to Rias's hate towards Dante is that his first question to her was "So who was your surgeon?"
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    • 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.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Mundus is this, wanting 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Issei stares at breasts.
  • Modest Royalty: Sirzechs is one of the four Great Satans in the D×D world, but he's very casual and strikes up an easy conversation with Dante like it's nothing.
  • 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.
  • 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 half-fallen, half-demon.
  • No-Sell: Dante asked Rias to fire the Power of Destruction on him to prove a point. He was completely unfazed.
  • 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.
  • Our Demons Are Different: There are a number of differences between the demons of DMC 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shout-Out: Quiet 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.
  • Sit Com 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.
  • 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 OCR (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 starts to become subverted as the story goes on, where characters that can challenge and equal him (Kokabiel and Bluehide) are introduced.
  • 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 Mode: 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.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball: 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. 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.
  • 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. Having thousands of years of added experience makes a world of difference it would seem.
  • 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.
  • Underestimating Badassery:
    • No one's ever encountered someone quiet 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.
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • World of Snark: Almost every character has something snarky to say. Really, snark and back-sass are the among the most prominent forms of humor in the story.

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