|“||It's not about loss... Strength is a choice. Fighting like hell to protect what's important. You threw away everything you ever had... No wonder you have no true power!||„|
|~ Dante to Urizen|
|“||Though a fight every now and then does make life more interesting, don't ya think?||„|
|~ Dante, Devil May Cry 4|
|“||A false coin, for a false god.||„|
|~ Dante to Arius|
|“||You can grow as big as you want, you can get as ugly as you want, you can even get yourself world-dominating power, but I'll tell you Sid, it's useless!||„|
|~ Dante to Sid|
|“||Mundus... his heinous ways make me sick; killing his own like they were nothing. He's the one that took the life of my mother for sure. My mother always used to tell me that my father was a man who fought for the weak. He had courage and a righteous heart. In the name of my father I will kill Mundus!||„|
|~ Dante swearing to avenge his family|
|“||Goodbye! And when you do come back, give my regards to my son, will ya?||„|
|~ Dante to Mundus|
|“||This whole business started with my father sealing the entrance between the two worlds. And now, my brother is trying to break that spell and turn everything into demonville. This is my family matter too. Quite frankly, at first, I didn't give a damn. But because of you, I know what's important now. I know what I need to do.||„|
|~ Dante to Lady|
|“||We are the sons of Sparda, within each of us flows his blood, but more importantly, his soul! And now, my soul, it says it want to stop you!||„|
|~ Dante to Vergil|
After losing his mother to demons as a child, Dante grows up to become a demon-hunting mercenary who runs his own devil-hunting business named Devil May Cry. Dante operates as a mercenary, mostly accepting jobs involving the supernatural. He has a fondness for strawberry sundaes and pizza, and a source of comic relief in the series is his indebtedness and apparent lack of gambling skill.
While he maintains a cocky and lackadaisical exterior, deep down, he is a compassionate man devoted to fighting for the good of humanity and helping his friends and his nephew, Nero.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-B | At least 7-B | At least 6-C, likely High 4-C | High 3-A, possibly Low 2-C, 2-C with Sparda Devil Trigger | 2-C, higher with Devil Trigger | 2-C, higher with Devil Trigger | 2-C, higher with Devil Trigger | 2-C, higher with Sin Devil Trigger
Name: Dante, Tony Redgrave (The alias name which was used in a Devil May Cry novel and is used when he pretended to live as an average civilian)
Origin: Devil May Cry
Age: 8 (Devil May Cry 5 Visions of V Manga when he was a kid) | 18 (Devil May Cry Volume 1 and Devil May Cry 3 Manga Code 1 and 2) | 19 (Devil May Cry 3) | 28-30 (Devil May Cry 1, Devil May Cry CD Drama Volume 1 flashback, Devil May Cry Anime, Devil May Cry CD Drama Volume 1, Devil May Cry CD Drama Volume 2, Devil May Cry Volume 2 and Devil May Cry 2) | 34-35 (Devil May Cry 4) | 39-40 (Devil May Cry 5 Before the Nightmare) | 40-41 (Devil May Cry 5 Before the Nightmare, Devil May Cry 5 Visions of V Manga as an adult and Devil May Cry 5)
Classification: Half-Demon/Half-Human Hybrid, Devil Hunter
Powers and Abilities:
Demon Physiology (Low Tier and Sparda Heritage), Improved Deconstruction with Ebony and Ivory (Caused Gilver's body and weapons to "evaporate", destroying him "molecule by molecule" until no atom remained), Demonic Energy Manipulation, Unholy Manipulation and Magic (Every one of Dante's demon powers, be they physical or magical, shares the same source of energy, his Demonic Energy. He can channel his powers to use for various different purposes, through his weapons to make devastating attacks or through his guns to double the power of his shots and perfectly hit the demons, making any vehicle he's riding to go faster, manifest it out of thin air to create a platform for double jumps, using for very effective defensive methods and to transform into his demons forms), Analytical Prediction (Is capable of noticing patterns in his opponent's style and can adapt to fight accordingly, even against demons that have command of techniques that allow them to perceive patterns far beyond his opponent's abilities, can casually predict Fury when it is teleporting and can also make mathematical predictions to help him in combat, like when Dante made the billiard ball hit all the others billiard balls in the air and perfectly hit all demons with only one shot from Ebony and Ivory, or when he intentionally made the Spiral's bullets ricochet in the air to pick speed to hit the opponents with maximum damage and when he made Echidna's seeds hit each other to redirect them to perfectly hit Echidna's head), Psychometry, Weapon Mastery and Vehicular Mastery (He is capable of using and mastering different types of weapons or vehicles that he gains), Technique Mimicry (Mimicked Vergil's fighting style with Yamato, and Trish stated that she had never seen Dante use a japanese sword before that), Instinctive Reaction (Dante can dodge faster than he can think when he senses danger towards him), Social Influencing (Was capable of revolutionizing the underworld to convince the mercenaries to avoid unnecessary killing, even those who love violence and death), Limited Toon Force (Showed to have this ability a few times in his life, like when he played Nevan and made music, confetti and theatre lights appears out of nowhere, or when he performed a shakespearean play and made lights appear on himself and also make confetti appear out of nowhere and when he danced in the same style of Michael Jackson inside of the Qliphoth tree after equipping Red Faust and made neon, disco and theatre lights appears out of nowhere. However, this is not applicable in combat), Rage Power (Dante is able to become stronger and faster when he enraged, like when Dante was capable to casually kill a monkey demon in seconds when he become incredibly enraged with the fact that Jessica was biologically changed into a tree by the nexus of demonic energy, or when he became enraged at Mundus after all he did to him and his family in the past, he unlocked his true power that he inherited from his father Sparda and was also capable of unleashing his magical aura, and become stronger and faster after witnessing Trish get killed by Mundus, or when he became angry with Chen, he used the Beastheads's powers to copy Sparda's swordsmanship, and eventually killed Chen with one hit from Rebellion), Enhanced Empathic Manipulation and Enhanced Fear Manipulation (Dante was able to make demons fall into despair and fear when he stopped using the name Tony and returned to using his original name).
Same abilities as before, but at a much higher level, plus: Holy Manipulation (With the Holy Water), Resurrection (With the Gold Orb), Elemental Manipulation (Fire Manipulation and Air Manipulation (With Agni and Rudra, is capable of manipulating the elemental powers of fire and wind, Ice Manipulation and Forcefield Creation (With Cerberus, is capable of manipulating the elemental power of ice and is also able to create shields and walls of ice to protect himself), Explosion Manipulation and Homing Attack (With Artemis), which is able to discharges arrows concentrated with demonic energy), Attack Reflection, Damage Reduction, Damage Boost, Forcefield Creation, Healing, Energy Manipulation/Absorption, Transformation, Statistics Amplification and Power Nullification (With Royalguard, can reduce the damage taken with a normal block, when Dante is hit using the Royalguard, his Royalguard meter increases and he can cause more damage to his enemies, can create a shield to protect himself and heal himself, can create a shell to be invulnerable to attacks and can also nullify attacks
All previous resistances
All previous abilities, Electricity Manipulation, Bat Manipulation and Sound Manipulation (With Nevan), Time Manipulation (With Quicksilver, which alow Dante to slow down time against his enemies and is also capable of slowing down time on almost every demon, despite demons being shown to be unaffected by other means of Time Manipulation, like not being affected by the Demon World, which is capable of stoping the flow of time and warping space), Duplication (With Doppelganger), Explosion Manipulation and Homing Attack (With Kallina Ann)
All previous resistances
All previous abilities as before, except for Kalina Ann, plus: Summoning (Can summon a giant serpent dragon as seen during his fight with Mundus), Invulnerability (Via the Untouchable), Improved BFR and Improved Power Nullification via Improved Sealing (Was capable of sealing Mundus away, this ability also sends the target to the Demon World and removes their powers, and Dante's sealing powers is stated to be above Sparda himself), Minor Precognition (With Alastor, capable of sensing incoming threats before they appear, like Phantom and Nelo Angelo, the latter was in a mirror dimension before he appeared), Hellfire Manipulation (With Ifrit), Damage Boost and Plasma Manipulation (With Nightmare β), Time Stop (With Bangle of Time, it's capable of stopping the time of his enemies, it's also capable of stopping time even from demons that are being shown to be unaffected by other means of Time Manipulation, like not being affected by the Demon World, which is capable of stoping the flow of time and warping space), Resurrection with Devil Sword Sparda (The sword is capable of resurrecting Trish, having done so when she was killed by Mundus)
All previous resistances, plus: Resistance to: Sealing (With the Perfect Amulet, which allows Dante to travel between the Demon World and the Human World, which said dimensions had their connection sealed by Sparda in the past and since Sparda sealed the dimensions in the past, demons are no longer able to travel between the Demon World and the Human World), Extrasensory Perception (With Devil Sword Sparda, the sword was capable of hiding Dante's presence for a month)
All previous abilities as before, plus: High Tier and Sparda Heritage, Soul Manipulation (Soul Sealing) and Sealing (Dante is capable of sealing evil spirits on weapons or objects, like when he sealed demons inside Ebony and Ivory's bullets and also when he sealed them on his office)
All previous resistances, plus: High Tier Demon and Sparda Heritage Resistances
All previous abilities, plus: Empathic Manipulation and Fear Manipulation (Now in base, When serious, Dante and the Beastheads' magical aura can be used to destroy objects and even cause despair and fear in these objects and made Chen's most loyal employers flee in terror), Limited Time Stop (With Chrono Heart, It activates with Devil Trigger and stop time when Dante hits his target and is also capable of stopping time and freeze every demon in place, despite demons have being shown to be unaffected by other means of Time Manipulation, like not being affected by the Demon World, and can also affects demons that are unaffected by the Bangle of Time, like the generals of Mundus and Argosax the Chaos), Intangibility (Via The Smell of Fear), Fire Manipulation (With Flame Heart, it also heals Dante from fire attacks), Statistics Amplification (With Quick Heart and Offence Heart, they amplify his speed and strength ten times and two times respectively while in Devil Trigger), Enhanced Healing (With Healing Heart, Dante can enhance the healing effects of his Devil Trigger), Energy Manipulation and Absorption (With Beryl's Anti-Tank Rifle, which can absorb and destroy magic), Enhanced Non-Physical Interaction, Immortality Negation (Type 5) and Instinctive Reaction (Was capable of interacting and eventually killing alternate timeline Mundus who exists as an empty void and was also capable of instinctively dodging his attacks, and alternate timeline Mundus also fused himself and become the source and the nexus of all the Demon World Energy in the Alternative Timeline)
All previous resistances, plus: Even more Improved Power Nullification (Dante become unaffected by a gel pool that cancelled his powers according to Chen and himself after resisting the Beastheads assimilation process, he obtained an increase in power and was able to free himself as if the effect did not exist), Precognition and Cosmic Awareness (When serious, Dante was capable of surprising Chen, who was stated and show multiple times to be able to predict the future thanks to Beastheads and also is aware of events that exist even beyond space and time)
All previous abilities, plus: Spatial Manipulation and Time Manipulation, Durability Negation, Weapon Creation, Forcefield Creation, Portal Creation, Resurrection, Summoning, Memory Manipulation and Conceptual Manipulation (Type 2) (With Yamato, the Yamato's blade is sharp enough to cut through dimensions, can create magical swords, is capable of creating a shield to protect the user, can create portals, was capable of resurrecting Nero and the sword also came to help Vergil when he was a kid, can separate man from demon and power from heart, can change people's memories and give them a physical form and can also be used to separate Nero from the Savior when the sword is throw on the chest of the Savior, since Nero's body and soul was absorbed and melted together with the others bodies and souls inside the Savior and becoming one single existence with him when he fought against Sanctus and Savior in the Advent Chamber), Minor Transmutation (With Gilgamesh, is capable of absorbing organic materials and turning them into steel)
All previous, plus: Enhanced Resistance to Sealing (With Yamato, It can cut through and create portals between the Human and Demon World, said dimensions had their connection sealed by Sparda in the past, and since Sparda sealed the dimensions in the past, demons are no longer able to travel between the Demon World and the Human World), Enhanced Fate Manipulation (Unaffected by the demon dice and statue that manipulate the fate of everyone that enters inside the Game Room, which is capable of binding even Type 4 Acausals, like Nero, who was forced to play the game to reach the Containment Room)
All previous abilities, except for Yamato, Cerberus and Artemis, plus: Vibration Manipulation (Can create powerful shock waves enough to shake the planet earth), Absolute Zero (With King Cerberus, is capable of manipulate ice that reaches absolute zero temperature), Absorption and Fusionism (Absorbed and fused both Rebellion and Devil Sword Sparda into his body), Hellfire Manipulation (With Balrog); Demon Blood Manipulation (With Dr. Faust), Enhanced Demonic Energy Manipulation, Enhanced Unholy Manipulation and Enhanced Magic, Durability Negation, Afterimage Creation, Gravity Manipulation, Danmaku and Time Manipulation (In Shin Devil Trigger, capable of imploding his enemies, killing them from the inside, can create afterimages, can create a orb in the enemy that prevents him from moving, can create many projectiles at once and can also slow down time with a wave of his hand, even thought demons being shown to be unaffected by other means of Time Manipulation, like not being affected by the Demon World, which is capable of stopping the flow of time and warping space and can also affects demons that are unaffected by the Bangle of Time), Enhanced Empathic Manipulation and Fear Manipulation (Can make V sense despair and fear, who is capable of enduring the presence of other Demons, which causes despair, fear and insanity and is ok in the Demon World, which also causes despair, fear and insanity), Weapon Creation and Instinctive Reaction (With Devil Sword Dante, when Dante uses Sword Formation, he can create magical swords to automatically attack, block, evade, and enhances Dante's attacks and movement on his behalf, or if he chooses, he can control them manually. Sword Formation can be used at any time with any weapon, firearms, and Devil Arms in Dante's arsenal or even without any weapon at all and can alter its shape and quantity accordingly. The sword has its own will and will help Dante when he fights against his enemies) and Summoning (Dante can summon Devil Sword Dante any time he wants)
All previous resistances
Attack Potency: At least Wall level (Physically is far superior to most lesser demons, is somewhat comparable to Gilver and can easily rip apart human beings with his bare hands) | At least City level (Even before unlocking his inner potential, Dante was capable of easily defeating Cerberus and other Temen-ni-gru demons, who should be stronger than demons like Nefasturris and Echidna as the chosen ones to protect the tower by Sparda himself) | At least Island level, likely Large Star level (After awakening his Devil Trigger, he held his own against Arkham, who had part of the power of Force Edge. Should be comparable to Nero after both had their Devil Trigger awakened by similar sources of power, those being Rebellion and Yamato) | High Universe level, possibly Universe level+ (Much stronger than before, defeated Nightmare, who was stated to be capable of destroying to the Demon World. Was only rivaled by his brother, Vergil, who was Nelo Angelo at that time), Low Multiverse level with Sparda Devil Trigger (Using the sword's maximum potential gives Dante a good portion of Sparda's powers, defeated a serious Mundus at full power) | Low Multiverse level (Fought and matched Sid using Abigail's power while in base), higher with Devil Trigger (A single Devil Trigger Explosion destroyed Abigail's body) | Low Multiverse level (Likely stronger than his father at this point. Defeated an alternate version of Mundus, that was more powerful than the original, without any trouble. Later he defeated Argosax, who was also stated to be comparable to Mundus, without much effort. Stated in Before the Nightmare that Argosax and whole events of Dumary Island were an "easy job"), higher with Devil Trigger | Low Multiverse level (At least as strong as he was before. At this point, many people believe he had already surpassed his father, Sparda), higher with Devil Trigger. Bypasses durability with Yamato | Low Multiverse level (Stronger than before, stated that the power of the Demon Kings are "disappointments" next to him. Later, during the events in Redgrave City, Dante absorbed the Devil Sword Sparda and Rebellion into his body, creating his own Devil Sword, allowing him to be capable of defeating Urizen even after he ate the Qliphoth's Fruit. Comparable to Vergil), higher with Sin Devil Trigger, which also bypasses durability to an extent by destroying his enemies from the inside
Speed: At least Supersonic (Should be comparable to Lady as he's faster than any normal or trained human, can perceive and counter a lot of Gilver's moves which can't be perceived by normal human) | Massively Hypersonic+ (Superior to demons like Blitz, blocked and kept up with Nevan and her lightning) | At least Massively Hypersonic+ (Faster than before) with FTL Combat and Reaction speed (Capable of blocking and dodging the Damned Rook Laser), higher with Quicksilver | FTL (Much faster than his younger self, dodged Nelo Angelo's attacks), FTL+ with Devil Trigger (It enhances his speed by two times), at least FTL+ with Sparda Devil Trigger (Kept up with Mundus, flew at these speeds in their battle and managed to redirect his Particle Beam) | At least FTL+ (Easily kept up with Sid, far faster than Modeus and Baul), higher with Devil Trigger | At least FTL+ (Easily avoided attacks from a stronger version of Mundus, blitzed Argosax in their fight), Massively FTL with Devil Trigger (Passively activates the Quick Heart, which makes him ten times faster) | At least FTL+ (Easily kept up with The Savior, at least as fast as before), Massively FTL with Devil Trigger | Massively FTL (Faster than Urizen, can keep up with Vergil), higher with Sin Devil Trigger
Lifting Strength: Class 5 (Clashed with Gilver multiple times) | At least Class 5 | At least Class 5 | At least Class 5, Class Y with Sparda Devil Trigger | Class Y (Physically comparable to Sid while he had Abigail's powers) | Class Y (Far more powerful than Argosax, who's powers, when released, were able to create an eclipse by moving the Moon) | Class Y | At least Class Y
Striking Strength: At least Wall Class (Scaling to Gilver) | At least City Class (Stronger than all of Teme-ni-gru's guardians) | At least Island Class, likely Large Star Class (Comparable to Vergil by the end of the game) | High Universal, possibly Universal+ (Can harm Nelo Angelo), Low Multiversal with Sparda Devil Trigger (Can severely damage Mundus) | Low Multiversal, higher with Devil Trigger (Easily sliced through Sid with one Devil Trigger slash) | Low Multiversal, higher with Devil Trigger (Casually harmed Argosax and an alternate version of Mundus) | Low Multiversal, higher with Devil Trigger (Stronger than before) | Low Multiversal, higher with Sin Devil Trigger (Can hurt Vergil with his punches)
Durability: At least Wall level (Physically far superior to most lesser demons and took multiple attacks from Gilver) | At least City level | At least Island level, likely Large Star level (After awakening his Devil Trigger, he can endure hits from Vergil and Arkham) | High Universe level, possibly Universe level+ (Can endure attacks from Nelo Angelo), Low Multiverse level with Sparda Devil Trigger (Can endure attacks from Mundus) | Low Multiverse level, higher with Devil Trigger (Survived attacks from Sid and easily regenerated from them) | Low Multiverse level, higher with Devil Trigger (Unharmed by Argosax) | Low Multiverse level, higher with Dreadnaught and Devil Trigger | Low Multiverse level (Can endure attack from Urizen and Vergil). higher with Dreadnaught and Sin Devil Trigger
Stamina: Very High; As a Demon, Dante can last hours in battle without pause, can fight entire hordes of demons and fights against Demon Bosses without rest or relevenat signs of fadigue, only showing it against prolonged fights against those who were comparable to him and showed to need only mere seconds to recover. Is capable to recover his stamina and energy in seconds after a fight and can also recover his stamina and energy when he is on Devil Trigger in middle of combat
Range: Extended melee range normally, tens of meters with projectiles. Interdimensional with Sensing (Sensed Vergil on top of the Temen-ni-gru, scale to Vergil, who was able to sense Lady's presence when she entered the Temen-ni-gru and can also sense killing intents from another dimension). Interdimensional with Dimensional Travel (Can travel between the Demon World and the Human World and can also get out of Fault's body, which is another dimension) | Varies from extended melee range to tens of meters with projectiles and Interdimensional with Alastor (Alastor was able to sense Nelo Angelo's presence despite him being in the mirror dimension) | Varies from extended melee range to tens of meters with projectiles and energy attacks (His Devil Trigger Explosion destroyed the top of a skyscraper) | Varies from extended melee range to tens of meters with projectiles and energy attacks, at least hundreds of meters with Space-Time Manipulation (Dante's imperfect technique can cut the Hell's Gate from a far distance) and Interdimensional with Portal Creation via Yamato (Can create portals in the Demon World while in the Human World) | Varies from extended melee range to tens of meters with projectiles and energy attacks and Planetary with Shockwaves (Can create powerful shockwaves sufficient to shake the planet Earth)
Standard Equipment: The Rebellion, Ebony and Ivory | The Rebellion, Force Edge/Devil Sword Sparda and Ebony & Ivory (twin pistols), carries the Coyote A around in DMC4 and DMC5 as well. After absorbing both Rebellion and Sparda, Dante's primary weapon in DMC5 is the Devil Sword Dante.
Rebellion: This weapon used to be dormant until this blade managed to taste its owner's demonic blood increasing its power. This weapon is extremely durable, being able to take hits from the Saviour without even cracking or showing resistance. A Devil Triggered slash from Rebellion managed to cut down Abigail.Ebony and Ivory: Dante's most popular firearms. Both customized handguns can fire rapidly. However, each gun has its own specialties. Ebony has high-powered single shots that have a strong stagger effect on enemies, and when charged with the devil's power, the bullets will explode on impact. Ivory can fire three-round bursts, and the charged shots will pierce through multiple enemies.
Cerberus: Cerberus was formerly a three-headed ice hound guardian of the entrance to Temen-Ni-Gru until Dante managed to defeat it. Cerberus, impressed with his power, gifted Dante his soul in the form of this Devil Arm. This weapon allows Dante to create ice pillars to attack foes and even encase himself in ice to guard himself against enemy attacks.
Agni And Rudra: Agni and Rudra were former guardians of Temen-Ni-Gru until Dante managed to defeat them both. Impressed, they wanted Dante to wield their weapons due to him being a worthy fighter. Agni is a sword of fire while Rudra is a sword of wind; Dante fights with both simultaneously for the best results. The swords also talk frequently, despite Dante forbidding them to.
Nevan: Dante managed to get this from Nevan, the Lightning Bat Witch. This weapon shows off Dante's radical guitar skills and general knowledge of being able to use scythe-like weapons. Dante can also manipulate bats and lightning with this guitar.
Beowulf: Dante manages to obtain these gauntlets after fighting Vergil for a second time. These gauntlets mostly show of Dante's hand-to-hand skills and powerful attacks.
Shotgun: One of Dante's mainstay weaponry. This can deal with waves of enemies in rapid succession and has been modified by Dante for use in combat against demons.
Artemis: Dante obtains Artemis from beating the three trials in Temen-Ni-Gru. It is capable of shooting energy beams, including a sphere.
Spiral: A high-caliber Rifle that Dante found on his way through the game. It can pierce through multiple targets in one shot.Kalina Ann: A rocket Launcher that was gifted to Dante by Lady after their last confrontation. This can fire missiles in short-range on top of firing multiple homing missiles in one spray.
Force Edge: It is the sealed form of the sword wielded by Sparda himself, Dante acquired this after his climactic showdown against his brother.
Devil Sword Sparda: While wielding this weapon, Dante is capable of using the power once wielded by Sparda. This was the only weapon capable of being able to harm Mundus, and its Devil Trigger gives Dante the ability to fly through space like terrain with relative ease, It can be shapeshifted into a scythe and can extend its range in general. It also deals more damage than any weapon Dante has access to in DMC1.
Alastor: Alastor is the form of the "Spirit of Lightning," and it only obeys the commands of the chosen one, that being none other than Dante. It amps the user's speed as the name suggests, with glass around Dante falling in slow motion compared to his speed while showing off his skills. It also has some sorts of precognitive capabilities, being able to sense Nelo Angelo and Phantom before they were visible to Dante.
Ifrit: Ifrit contains hellfire which is hotter than a volcano and can only be used by those who can conquer these flames such as Dante. It shows off Dante's skill in hand-to-hand combat, and also allows Dante to shoot fireballs from them. Even able to burn through Frost's armor, which is impervious to volcanic fire. Bangle of Time: Bangle, which allows Dante to stop time.
Grenadegun: Another explosive weaponry that Dante utilizes in combat.Nightmare β: A demonic weapon made with a similar tech as the actual Nightmare monster. It can channel Dante's devil powers to fire multiple homing shots at once in rapid succession.
Merciless: A thin longsword that Dante uses for massive crowd control. It has a better range compared to Rebellion at the sacrifice of power.
Vendetta: A thick short sword that Dante finds throughout his mission. It has move power than Rebellion at the sacrifice of range.
Submachine Guns: Two rapid-fire guns that Dante can use to deal with small fries.
Missile Launcher: Another explosive weaponry Dante uses to deal massive damage against any of his foes, it fires heat-seeking missiles.Beryl's Anti-Tank Rifle: A weapon from Devil May Cry Volume 2 given to Dante by Beryl, which uses bullets that absorb and destroy magic.
Yamato: An extremely powerful weapon. It ignores conventional durability due to it being able to cut through dimensional walls and barriers. Dante has also showcased expertise in using it by cutting a Hellgate in half from seven hundred meters away.
Gilgamesh: Dante obtains this weapon from defeating Echidna. This weapon also showcases Dante's hand-to-hand combat skills where he manages to break down a Hell Gate with a one-inch punch.
Lucifer: Dante manages to obtain this from defeating Berial. This allows Dante to fire an infinite number of bladed projectiles similar to his brother Vergil's Summoned Swords. They also resemble Mundus' red energy beams in DMC1.Pandora: The Pandora is a briefcase which is said to hold 666 forms. Forms it has taken include a bowgun, a bazooka, a laser cannon, a minigun, a mobile missile battery, a boomerang. If he opens the case, some bad things happen and take out anything around it. It also busted one of the hell gates and a family of huge demons to boot. Packs enough firepower to send several giant toads flying and blow them to pieces.
Devil Sword Dante: The newly formed legendary devil sword of Dante, forged through employing the newfound power of his Sin Devil Trigger, which he awakened after impaling himself with his broken demonic sword Rebellion and merging himself with it along with his father's legendary blade, Sparda. The sword can summon spectral swords, and it's the most powerful Devil Arm on Dante's arsenal.
Balrog: Balrog is a set of gauntlets, grieves, and shoulder pads, created with the sealed power of the king of Fire Hell, it has two different modes; the Kick Mode lets Dante perform powerful kicks on enemies, and Blow Mode focuses on boxing-like punching and allows Dante to execute short dodges.
Dr. Faust: A curious hat given to Dante by Nico. It uses demon blood to attack and make demons drop more of their blood. It also showcases Dante's moves in dancing.
Cavaliere: A Devil Arm created by fusing parts of Cavaliere's armor to a motorcycle. It also can be split up into two twin-clubbed buzz saws. These attacks are slow but deal high amounts of damage while covering a wide area.King Cerberus: A more powerful version of the classic Cerberus, obtained after defeating the King of the Cerberus tribe, retains the ice powers from the other ones, but can also attack with Fire and Electricity, changing its style with two additional modes: a fire bō staff and lightning chain forms.
The Amulet is an unnamed piece of equipment Dante and Lucia uses that utilizes what are called Devil Hearts which adds various abilities and augments to their Devil Trigger throughout the course Devil May Cry 2. These abilities range from the mundane such as flight to the more broken Time Stop.
Movement Devil Hearts-
- Aerial Heart: A magic stone containing the heart of a demon bird which, when equipped, enables the user to fly.
- Quick Heart: A magic stone containing the heart of a demon beast which, when equipped, enhances the user's ability to run.
Elemental Devil Hearts-
- Flame Heart: A magic stone containing the heart of a fierce flame demon which, when equipped, gives the users attacks the flame attribute. It also allows the user to heal from fire-based attacks and be unfazed by lava.
- Frost Heart: A magic stone containing the heart of a beautiful ice demon which, when equipped, gives the users attacks the ice attribute.
- Electro Heart: A magic stone containing the heart of a proud lightning demon which, when equipped, gives the users attacks the lightning attribute.
Utility Devil Hearts-
- Chrono Heart: A magic stone containing the heart of an old god which, when equipped, allows the user to stop time whenever they attack.
- Healing Heart: A magic stone containing the heart of a merciful goddess which, when equipped, enhances the user's regenerative ability.
- Offence Heart: A magic stone containing the heart of a battle god which, when equipped, enhances the user's attack power.
Bangle of Time: "A mysterious wrist band that has the power to stop time."
Untouchable: "A shield will surround the body, protecting you from any attack for a certain period. You will also be in a Devil Trigger state during this period."
Gold Orb/Yellow Orb: "A magic golden stone made through a secret process. It can restore lost souls."
Holy Water: "This holy water can fend off demons. It severely damages nearby enemies."Smell of Fear: "This will allow you to avoid enemy attack up to three times."
Intelligence: Gifted. While seemingly cocky and laidback in his approach to battle, Dante is an amazingly skilled Devil Hunter, having mastered all sorts of Devil Arms on top of being a master swordsman and marksman who can accurately shoot targets from virtually impossible angles and hack his way through the armies of Hell with the barest of effort. He seems to be a quick learner, mastering the Devil Arms he acquires within moments of obtaining them and quickly getting the hang of utilizing his various Styles and Devil Triggers. As a Demon Slayer, he also has extensive knowledge of the Demon World and its residents. He is also a very skilled actor, musician, athlete and dancer.
Weaknesses: None notable
Devil Trigger is a state at which Dante utilizes the demonic portion of his bloodline to transform into a demonic state. Early on in Dante's life, the appearance of Devil Trigger altered dramatically depending on the Devil Arm Dante is using at the moment and, at times, gives him new abilities altogether, although when Dante got older, the Devil Trigger no longer change its appearance in accordance with the Devil Arm.
Not only can Dante instantly activate Devil Trigger, but he can also charge up demonic energy and release it to damage enemies and transform simultaneously; this is called Devil Trigger Explosion.All Devil Trigger forms give Dante increased attack, defense, speed, healing, and passive Enhanced Empathic Manipulation, Fear Manipulation and Madness Manipulation (Type 3)
Base Devil Trigger: Dante's natural Devil Trigger he gained after awakening his sleeping demonic powers when he was killed by Vergil during their first battle in Devil May Cry 3, atop the Temen-ni-gru. This Devil Trigger is the most basic of the Devil Trigger forms and can be accessed at anytime Dante wishes without the need for a Devil Arm. It gives Dante a balanced boost to all stats. Devil May Cry 2 Dante seemed to have gained the ability to create rotary cannons in his palms to fire electricity.
- Ultimate Devil Trigger Form: A stronger and more advanced version of Devil Trigger. It can only be accessed by Dante when he is in a near-death state, the first apparition being against Alice in Devil May Cry 3 Manga
- Shin Devil Trigger Form: The Strongest Devil Form that Dante has access to. When Dante used the Rebellion sword to stab himself in the ruins of his former family home to stop Vergil, he absorbed its power alongside the Sparda sword. This granted him the Sin Devil Trigger, a powerful form that awakens his true inner demonic heritage. According to Nico, Dante's current state is suggested to be far more powerful than the Legendary Dark Knight Sparda himself.
Cerberus: Activates when Dante uses Devil Trigger while Cerberus is equipped. This form gives Dante a greater boost in speed than his normal Devil Trigger does.
Agni and Rudra: Activates when Dante uses Devil Trigger while Agni and Rudra are equipped. This form enhances Dante's attacks above the normal Devil Trigger and increases his elemental damage with Agni and Rudra.
Nevan: Activates when Dante uses Devil Trigger while Nevan is equipped. This form enhances Dante's regenerative abilities to a greater extent than his normal Devil Trigger. It also gives another method of flying and allows him to shoot lightning from his hands.
Beowulf: Activates when Dante uses Devil Trigger while Beowulf is equipped. This form gives Dante an increase to defense.
Alastor: Activates when Dante uses Devil Trigger while Alastor is equipped. This form increases Dante's overall speed above the standard boost provided by the Devil Trigger, enhances his sword and range attacks with electricity, gives him another method of flying, and allows Dante to shoot lightning from his hands.
Ifrit: Activates when Dante uses Devil Trigger while Ifrit is equipped. This form increases Dante's damage output above the regular boost provided by the Devil Trigger, enhances his strikes and ranged attacks with hellfire, gives him the ability to shoot large balls of fire, and create large pillars of flame to deal massive area-of-effect damage.Devil Sword Sparda: Activates when Dante uses Devil Trigger while the Devil Sword Sparda is equipped, however, unlike Dante temporarily changing into another form during its use, Dante gains a red aura, and his form only changes during attacks or when Dante flies. As stated before, this form gives Dante another method of flying, but that's not all, Dante gains a dramatic increase in attack, range, defense, speed, and regeneration. He also can shoot fireballs and runes from his hands and summon a large dragon made of magma.
The Doppelganger Style is a shadow-controlling style that Dante obtained after defeating Doppelganger the Deathvoid. It allows Dante to create copies of himself to assist in battle.
The Doppelganger wields perfect copies of the weapons Dante has upon activation of the ability and is perpetually in a Devil Trigger state. However, Doppelganger can copy Dante's human appearance according to its introductory cutscene after Dante defeats it.The doppelganger can also perfectly mimic Dante's attacks and abilities with the same level of skill, effectively creating a perfect copy of himself minus being made entirely out of a shadow. Dante can also use Devil Trigger while Doppelganger is in use.
One of Dante's basic tools in battle is the Royalguard Style, which focuses on blocking attacks while restoring or redirecting their energy. Despite being basic, it is one of Dante's strongest moves and can keep him safe against enemies far stronger than himself. Continually blocking charges Dante's Royal Gauge with energy, which is discharged with his first subsequent attack for additional damage. Alternatively, he can use this energy in a variety of other ways, like Healing himself, with Ultimate, and greatly enhancing his durability, with the Dreadnaught technique.
- Block: Dante simply blocks against an attack. In Devil May Cry 3 and 4, Block doesn't cancel out all of the damage but instead gained DT and Royal Gauge energy in return, unlike Devil May Cry 5, where Block prevents all damage but at the cost of only DT.
- Royal Block: Dante perfectly blocks incoming attacks right before they land, completely negating all damage. Dante also gains a great amount of DT with each Royal Block and far more Royal Guage energy than the standard Block.
- Release: Dante sends out a punch and releases all the energy stored in the Royal Gauge back at the enemy, dealing a good amount of damage.
- Royal Release: Dante uses Release right before incoming attacks land, negating all of the damage and releasing all of the stored Royal Gauge energy back at the enemy, dealing a tremendous amount of damage far superior to the standard Release.
- Royal Revenge: Dante nullifies an attack and uses some of the Royal Gauge energy to send a blast of energy to the attacker dealing a moderate amount of damage.
- Dreadnaught: A technique which covers Dante's entire body in a metallic shell using the accumulated energy he stored. This shell makes Dante impervious to all attacks for a limited time until his Royal Gauge energy depletes.
- Ultimate: Dante blocks incoming attacks and converts the energy into life power which heals him. Dante cannot Royal Block attacks with this, and strong enough attacks can bypass Ultimate.
Sword Formation is the name of Dante's method of manipulating his summoned swords. Dante gained the ability to summon glowing red spectral swords after fusing the Rebellion with the Devil Sword Sparda, which created the Devil Sword Dante. The summoned swords automatically attack, block, evade, and enhances Dante's attacks and movement on his behalf, or if he chooses, he can control them manually. Sword Formation can be used at any time with any weapon, firearm, and Devil Arm in Dante's arsenal or even without any weapon at all and can alter its shape and quantity accordingly.
- Escort: Dante's summoned swords take up a formation resembling a shield that automatically blocks attacks significantly reducing their damage while giving filling Dante's Royal Gauge. When Dante uses Block or Royal Block with Escort, the amount of Royal Gauge energy he gains will significantly increase.
- Chaser: The summoned swords automatically attack for Dante and follow his attacks. These energy swords help in a variety of ways, such as preventing Dante's target from moving, allows Dante to use melee attacks from range, can attack an enemy. At the same time, Dante charges an attack or ability, increases the number of attacks performed with each strike, or simply overwhelm his opponent.
- Reactor: Four summoned swords take a position close to Dante's legs, increasing the number of times Dante can jump, dash and perform other evasive techniques.
- Interceptor: Four summoned swords hover near Dante's shoulders, ready to launch at an enemy. The summoned swords automatically detect threats and fire at any projectile, attack, or enemy that comes within a few meters of Dante, either knocking them back or destroying them.
Stinger: Dashes forward, delivering a powerful stab.
Drive: Slashes the air, releasing a shockwave of Devil Energy.
Dimension Slash: While using Yamato, Dante can conjure blade beams that cover the entire battlefield.
Dance Macabre: Dante performs a long combo which can end in a Million Stab or Crazy Combo into a pole dance move, where Dante spins around his sword and ends with a mighty slash. When older, Dante's Dance Macabre starts in the same way but does not have a Crazy Combo ending. Instead, after the Million Stab, Dante automatically finishes by performing an upward swing and then striking the enemy with his sword, like he is swinging a baseball bat.
Judgement: Can only be performed when Dante is using Sin Devil Trigger. Dante forms a sigil under his feet and slows down time. Dante then performs a barrage of attacks with numerous summoned swords and Devil Sword Dante then finishes by causing a massive explosion. This attack has a massive range and affects all enemies equally within a large radius of Dante.Demolition: Can only be performed when Dante is using Shin Devil Trigger. Dante telekinetically grabs an enemy, pinning them in place and uses his power to create an explosion to destroy them from within, bypassing durability to an extent.
Key: DMC Volume 1 | DMC 3 (Pre DT) | DMC3 (Post DT) | DMC 1 | DMC: The Animated Series | DMC 2 and Volume 2 | DMC 4 | DMC 5 and Before the Nightmare
Note 2: Devil May Cry Volume 1 explains Dante only "jokes around" during combat to throw off the enemy, lower their defenses or take advantage of a hot-headed opponent, not because Dante himself isn't serious or treat his opponent as a joke, although this can be meaningless if done against opponents who don't care for these sort of tactics.
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