"This is what I live for!"
Loosely based on Florentine poet Dante Alighieri, the protagonist of Capcom's Devil May Cry series is not one for calm negotiations. Being descended from legendary demon Sparda, the mission entrusted to him is to finish his father's work and destroy the ultimate evil, Mundus. In stopping the rise of hell once again Dante is on a mission of revenge for the death of his mother. With double handguns ('Ebony' and 'Ivory') and inherited sword 'Force Edge', Dante takes on hell's forces as a one-man army.
To have devil blood flowing through one's veins is to be blessed with heightened power, endurance and special abilities, the greatest of which is the Devil Trigger. Once enough damage has been taken from enemies Dante can transform into a form hailing from his father's side. Characterized by a red aura surrounding him, the Trigger heightens Dante's power even more, his senses becoming ever more effective; his equipment can also gain special uses.
Of course, with such power and versatility comes a personality to match the body. Dante is known to have a large ego and a penchant for insulting his foes. Being aggressive and competitive is in his nature, not to mention a bit of a womanizer. Yet his connection with his mother is a strong one, propelling him to hunt the demons that killed her. After all, by killing every demon, it figures that he'll eventually end up killing the one that killed his mother.
Selected game appearances
- Devil May Cry¹ (2001)
- Devil May Cry 2 (2003)
- Viewtiful Joe (2004)
- Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening¹ (2005)
- Puzzle Fighter (2017)
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