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Authors, and Websites

Laryna6

  • Recommended by Alexlayer, Kris Mahai
  • Pairings: Anything!
  • Laryna's fics are different that most for one reason, an extremist in-sight on every characters' mind which expands and adds deep to the characters. She's got several one-shots, collections of drabbles and even long stories, and explored almost every character up to Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening.
    • Interesting stories, indeed. This is one of this editor's favourites.
    • Rapture now has a tropes page.

JadedPandaGirl
  • Recommended by kinestonpanic
  • Pairings: Dante/OC
  • She has good writing skills and uses OCs constructively to support a gradual world-building and writes dialogue with a good sense of humor. She has one-shots, short-story collections and long stories that make up a nice fanon and explores different modes of and styles of writing. Really good at keeping canons within character but still gives them a slight personal spin that's welcome.
    • This is where her fanon begins and it's still one of her best fanfics. Her portrayal of a very young, teenaged Dante is hilarious and pretty on the nose and his interactions with her OC are for the most part really entertaining. Starts a bit slow and some scenes are overdone but it makes up for it with atmosphere and Dante and Tess' developing friendship. Now has it's own trope page here.
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Sevi007
  • Recommended by windleopard
  • Pairings: Eva/Sparda
  • The author's Devil's Own Luck series is a great exploration of character dynamics and relationships. The recent entry is a must read for DMC fans.

wingsofthenight
  • Recommended by eagle108
  • Pairings: Eva/Sparda, Dante/Lady
  • For those looking for the lighter side of the DMC-verse, wingsofthenight delivers a good number of fluff on both AUs and canon that'll fill one's dark soul with light, although there are the bittersweet moments. Recommended reading among would be the AU Found where Dante is Nero's father, and Brave Shine which takes a new twist regarding Vergil's presence in Project X Zone.

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General Fics

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Renegades by ghost-who-walks
  • Recommended by Unlimited_Archer
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: Fenrir and Hantu are a pair of demons who at one point were under the legendary knight himself. Following his change of heart, they followed as well. The duo hid in the human world, keeping away from the prying eyes of the demon world. However, something or another always seems to pull them back into conflict with the demons. Pre DMC3 for the most part. No word on shipping's yet.
  • Comments: Definitely a good fic. Ghost has taken the time to do his research on the lore of Devil May Cry and executes the plot well. There is also remarkably little interaction with canon characters so there is no OOC. The characters in question, despite being vague self-inserts, are far from Mary Sue's and are truly their own people. The power scale is also well respected; Hantu and Fenrir aren't slapping around Devil Knights like nothing. If you want a good fic, check it out. Still being updated, despite how slow.

Arrested Ancestry by riversrunthroughme
  • Recommended by Arktos
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Nero didn't sign up to be interrelated to Sparda's psychotic Wonder Twins. Just his luck: They won't leave him the hell alone. Evil abounds, Vergil raises s'more hell, and Kyrie takes up swearing. Dante just can't believe this crap keeps happening to him. Post-DMC4, hints between Nero and Kyrie but really more of a Gen Fic than anything.
  • Comments: Probably the best explanation of Nero's Devil Bringer and his connection with Vergil this troper has ever seen. On top of that, the story manages to introduce Lady, Trish, Dante and pretty much every other major player in the series, and has a slightly more forceful but not entirely unbelievable personality for Kyrie. Brilliant fic, wonderfully written and engaging despite possibly being abandoned. Definitely worth a look anyways, probably the best one this troper has found in the fandom yet.
  • Agreed. It's pretty well written, and despite being Dead Fic it's worth a read; it's entertaining.
    • I can't recommend this one. I for one have no problem with swearing in a story if it's in character, but this fic Flanderized Nero's mouth to the point where it was just obnoxious. If the story ended up going somewhere, I'd suggest it, because the writer is actually pretty good, but since it really doesn't go anywhere (and pulls a massive retcon out of nowhere), I'd say you're better off passing this one by.

The Iscariot Seal by Mistah K
  • Recommended by Gretch
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Dante and the gang have to prevent the end of the world as we know it.
  • Pairings: Dante/Lady. Not the focus of the story.
  • Comments: It's a good read, with a decent plot, tons of action scenes and suspenseful parts.

This Emptiness is so Real by Night Companion
  • Recommended by eagle108
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post DMC4, Dante heads back to Fortuna on an impulse to check up on Nero, if only because of the possibility that Nero is the only blood relative he has left and to ease his own loneliness.
  • Comments: Somewhat narmy summary aside, it's quite well written. Night Companion plays on the teasing hints of Nero's relationship to Dante, and portrays Dante strongly in the Big Brother Mentor, emphasis on "big brother". Granted, it's only two chapters, but it's a good introspection piece with some action.

Its Own Sort of Elegance by Bakageta
  • Recommended by eagle108
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Nero/Kyrie, but not the main focus.
  • Synopsis: Kyrie deals with grief, thinks about the Devil Bringer, and begins anew.
  • Comments: This is one of those "quiet" fics, where it's introspection, and Bakageta does it beautifully. This piece focuses on Kyrie's thoughts regarding Nero's Devil Bringer post-DMC4, and the simple beauty on the description of his arm, as well how they're both handling their grief.

Like Father, Like Son by Rhiw
  • Recommended by eagle108
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: To wit, "The first time Dante met his son, the runt stole his pizza. The second time he had half the police force of Capulet East after him. The third time he saved the Kid's life and got a kick to the face. This time, he was determined to introduce himself."
  • Comments: AU, taking place during the anime post episode 8, but spoilers for all four games and anime. Dante is Nero's father here, and Rhiw surprisingly works out a rather well-done father!Dante with a son!Nero. Dante may seem OOC with several Papa Wolf moments, even during the sink-or-swim phase, but if one takes into account the events of DMC3 and his background, it's rather justified. This line really tugs the heart strings when both finally have an actual face-to-face and Nero voices a child's fear that many will have questioned as children: nobody wanting him.
    "I want you, Nero." Dante said quietly, "I'll always want you. You're mine, my blood."

Call and Return by PrecariousSauce
  • Recommended by Sanyu Miyazaki
  • Status: Complete.
  • Synopsis: Dante's not sure what he has to offer the girl who has everything, but if she ever needs him, he'll be right there to answer the call. Evidently, Patty needs him a lot.
  • Comments: A very heartwarming fic set at varying points in the series after the anime, focusing on Dante being a surrogate not-dad to Patty as she is growing up, with Trish and Lady helping out at times. Whether it's being called to her school as an emergency contact or acting as chaperones for campus tours, PrecariousSauce does a wonderful job at keeping the Devil May Cry crew in character when facing the relatively normal situations they end up in here. The final chapter, set after the events of the fifth game, caps off this story beautifully.

Shipping Fics

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Ebony and Ivory by KuteInsanity
  • Recommended by Arktos
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Dante/Lady
  • Synopsis: A look at what a possible relationship between Dante and Lady would involve. During and post DMC3.
  • Comments: The title and this troper's vague summary don't do it justice. It's really, really good. Possibly the best-written Lady I've ever seen, not to mention a refreshing perspective on Dante. There's some strong language and suggestive material, not to mention is IS a lemon, but as someone who normally doesn't enjoy that I recommend reading it anyway. Skip the one M-rated chapter if you have to, because for the most part this is some of the best characterization you'll find in the fandom. I can't even describe it any better than the summary above, it's just the kind of story you enjoy anyway. Further more, it's still updating, which is rare for any good fic.
  • I can't recommend this one. Sexism, cliches galore, and one of my favourite characters getting flanderized.
    • Arktos - How so? This might be my general cluelessness towards stuff like this, but I really can't see the sexism. I just really don't see anything of real issue besides the rating. If it really bothers you that much, I'll take it down, but can you name anything in particular?

The Passage of Time by Celestially
  • Recommended by Arktos
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Dante/Lady
  • Synopsis: Lady put up walls. It wasn't that she hated his demonic heritage—not anymore—she simply refused to let him in. It had fascinated and frustrated him ever since they met in Temen-ni-gru, but Dante knew she'd cave eventually. He would just have to wait.
  • Comments: This story, and its companion fic Ephemerality (which focuses on Lady's point of view instead of Dante's), focus again of the interaction between Dante and Lady during DMC 3...with the added benefit of seeing their on-and-off oddball relationship progresses through the years and various other games, past the second game when Dante leaves for hell. Definitely worth a look.

Killing Moon by ShyAnon (AU, M/F sex)
  • Recommended by Charcoal
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Vergil/Lady, mild Dante/Lady
  • Synopsis: The story is set after the first game. After Vergil returns from Hell, Lady reluctantly agrees to help him recover his demonic powers. It's told mostly from Lady's point of view, as she struggles with her feelings for the twins.
  • Comments: It's an immersive story, pretty well written. The pairing is well-developed, and the characters aren't OOC.

Consanguinity by auntarctica
  • Recommended by Eldresh
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Dante/Vergil
  • Warnings: yaoi, incest, twincest, mature story
  • Synopsis: Sometimes I think we are like Wrath, o my Brother; stubbornly holding on to a heavy and precarious hatred that will ultimately destroy us both.
  • Comments: If the thought of incest doesn't immediately turn you off from this story, I highly reccomend giving it a shot. Absolutely my favorite depection of Vergil I've seen in a fanfiction so far, and I think they do wonders with the story and the writing. If you don't do a lot of reading, you may want to keep a dictionary on hand for a few chapters, but the wording is beautifully done and the story is excellent.

Crossover Fics

DEVIL MAY CRY: Deviant Bedlam by (Le loup de Kaiser)

  • Recommended by 4seasons
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Even devils cry. The red trenchcoat wearing anti-hero knows this well. But what makes Dante the person he is? Who knows? But one thing is for sure…as long as there are demons plaguing our society, he'll be there, guns blazing and swords swinging while he wreaks mayhem upon them in style. For the stylish hunter for hire, the words 'chaos' and 'an army of demons' ring only one thing in mind…jackpot!
  • Comments: A well-written Multi-crossover fanfic with five titles, Devil May Cry, Shugo Chara!, Zettai Kareshi, Negima, and Rosario Vampire that I highly recommended.

Dark Defense by Kyugan
  • Recommended by highvalour
  • Status: Dormant (last update on May 30, 2018)
  • Synopsis: Before Fudge can appoint Dolores Umbridge as the new DADA Professor, Dumbledore seeks out a candidate of his own. And after all, the best tutors against the Dark Arts are those who are Dark themselves... 5th Year.
  • Comments: Spot on characters, the authors usual humour and Umbridge being injured while fleeing a gang of armed fifth years... What more could you ask for.
    • Hellscourge:This troper can only point out that this fic is well written, hilarious and has a lot of shoutouts (Simpsons, Sailor Moon, etc). I am not sure how well the new Proffessorf of DADA is portraited, as I never played that particular game, but the reasoning behind his actions is very well done and plausible for me to understand.

Dead or Alive 4: The Devil Factor by Damon Black
  • Recommended by Omega Mega Zord
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Crossover with Dead or Alive. Dante gets hired for a job by the head of a certain company...
  • Pairings: For DMC characters there's Dante/Lady, Dante/Helena, and Dante/Christie while DOA has Ryu/Kasumi(teased), Ayame/Eliot, and pretty much every DOA character has a chance to be paired with someone.
  • Comments: Ongoing. While the plot itself might be hit or miss for some, it has great character development and insight, especially the rather underdeveloped DOA characters. The minor Oc's also add some much needed backstory. The main draw is the character interactions (i.e.: any scene with Dante and the ninjas). The scene where Dante meets Bass is a personal favorite.
  • ...There is no Dante\Lady, but there is Dante\Trish (with all the squick-y implications intact). Also, the story seems to be steering more towards Dante\Helena recently but it seemed like the author was wingin' it when it came to Dante, at least at first.

Dead or Alive 5: Damned Spirit by Alitolexlto
  • Recommended by: CMR Rosa
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Dante questions what he really is put on the Earth to do. However, it seems that answer will be known by joining contenders of the DOA tournament. However, a sinister plot will reveal itself unto him and the DOA fighters as a great evil is will rise. Tribute to DOA 4: The Devil factor. Warning: Using reboot Dante and DmC reboot.

Of Wizards and Demons: Hogsmeade's Devil Hunter by FaeryMage
  • Recommended by eagle108
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Dante has more than one famous relative - his great-uncle is Albus Dumbledore, and a "pest control" job request from his grandfather Aberforth and Snape has him headed to England. 7th year.
  • Comments: While the writing style leaves a bit to desire for on describing almost every action taken, the interactions and characterizations are rather close. Nero here is presented as having a witch for a mother, but raised Muggle due to Fortuna's beliefs (and Sanctus' actions).

The Devil's Bleached Tears by ContraBardus
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Crossover with Bleach
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Ichigo seals away a Hollow and opens the gates of Hell. The Hollow is taken away, but something comes out that will change his life forever, and really annoy him.
  • Warnings: Dark Fic, Gore & Violence, Excesive Twist.

Bleach May Cry by RisingPhoenix7
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Crossover with Bleach
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Dante and some of his fellow Devil Hunters fall into another universe...the universe of Bleach.
  • Pairing: Dante/Lady, Nero/Kyrie, Ichigo/Rukia.

Communication Breakdown by The Guitar Person
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Crossover with Bleach
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The Devil Hunter encounters the Gods of Death. The final fate of the Legendary Dark Knight is made known. And the Son of Sparda's destiny is revealed, as the forces of darkness and light prepare for war. Rated for violence and language.
  • Warning: 11 Division Violence.
  • Tag: Humor.

Bleach: The Devils Cry by TheChroniclerX
  • Recommended by Gemini 24
  • Crossover with Bleach
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Armageddon, Ragnarok, the Final Battle, it goes by many names... The Shinigami say it ended 2000 years ago. The fools. Now once again, only a Dark Knight can save the world of man, only he and an orange haired would be Shinigami. This is their story. R&R.

DEVIL MAY CRY THe CRYING OF THE DEMON by Peter Chimaera
  • Recommended by shaorune
  • Crossover with Castlevania, or "Castalvania"
  • Status: Compelete
  • Synopsis: "Dante fight a powerful demon". As with most of Peter Chimaera's works, it is So Bad, It's Good. To give it a synopsis would spoil it, but there is a special appearance from a certain member of the Belmont clan.

Croft and Son by Shade Penn
  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Tomb Raider
  • Synopsis: AU. Lara can say she's a lot; an archeologist, an adventurer, and now she can add something else: Mom. A series of one shots based on the idea of Lara being Nero's mother.

Read The Fine Print by Shade Penn
  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Coomplete
  • Crossover with: Tomb Raider
  • Synopsis: (Croft and Son side story) It was supposed to be both a bonding experience and a learning journey, but this mother-son outing becomes disastrous when Lara's past catches up with her.

Just This Once, Everybody Lives by Shade Penn
  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Tomb Raider
  • Synopsis: AU of Croft and Son. More info inside. Nero was sure his family wasn't as conventional as everyone else's, but they were all he needed.

Fairy May Cry by Iron117Prime
  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Crossover with: Fairy Tail
  • Synopsis: Dante's shop is trashed (again), but now it's time to move on. Our favorite devil hunter joins Fairy Tail, and meets people as crazy as him. He loves it. However, when his past comes back to haunt him and targets his new friends, Dante questions on whether he is truly worthy of Fairy Tail, or having friends. Post Oracion Seis arc. Pre Edolas Arc.
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