|“||We are the sons of Sparda, within each of us flows his blood, but more importanly, his soul! And now, my soul, it says it want to stop you!||„|
|~ Dante to Vergil|
|“||You can grow as big as you want, you can 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|
|“||Though a fight every now and then does make life more interesting, don't ya think?||„|
|~ Dante, Devil May Cry 4|
|~ Dante's signature catchphrase|
This profile contains spoilers for the game Devil May Cry 5. Proceed with caution.
Dante is the protagonist of the majority of the Devil May Cry series. He, along with his brother Vergil, are the product of a romance between the Dark Knight Sparda and a human woman named Eva. 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 8-B, likely 8-A, possibly Low 7-B | 7-B in base, 3-A with Sparda Devil Trigger | At least 7-A, likely far higher | 3-A | 3-A | 3-A
Name: Dante, Anthony "Tony" Redgrave (The alias name which was used in a Devil May Cry novel and is used when he lives like an average civilian)
Origin: Devil May Cry
Age: 19 (DMC3) | 28 (DMC1) | 31-33 (Anime, Volume 2 and DMC2) | 35-37 (DMC4) | 41-43 (DMC5)
Classification: Half-Demon/Half-Human Hybrid, Devil Hunter
Powers and Abilities:
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Weapon Mastery, Vehicular Mastery, Martial Arts, Magic, Enhanced Senses (Enhanced Sixth), Self-Sustenance (Types 1 & 2, can survive without oxygen and in a vacuum), Regeneration (Mid. Instantly regenerated from a bullet going through his head. Also has shown feats of instantly regenerating from weapons piercing through his body), Conceptual Manipulation (Type 3. Stated to be capable of erasing or restoring demons' names like his father), Accelerated Development (Was capable of unlocking his powers in near exhausted states, like when he's been beaten by Vergil and unlocked his Devil Trigger, or when his Majin form activates when in near death), Aura, Demonic Energy Manipulation (Can be used for various purposes, including creating a platform for a double jump or making any vehicle he's riding go faster), Holy Manipulation (via Holy Water), Elemental Manipulation (Fire Manipulation & Air Manipulation with Agni & Rudra, Light Manipulation with Beowulf, Ice Manipulation with Cerberus and Electricity Manipulation with Nevan), Time Slow (With Quicksilver), Teleportation, Non-Physical Interaction (Can harm Intangible beings), Duplication (With Doppelganger); Attack Reflection and Healing (With Royalguard); Bat Manipulation and Sound Manipulation (With Nevan); Explosion Manipulation and Homing Attack (With Kallina Ann and Artemis); Immortality (Types 1 & 3), Statistics Amplification and Flight via Devil Trigger; Resistance to: Extreme Cold (Can break out of Cerberus' ice), Biological Manipulation (Is capable of wielding the Force Edge without turning into a giant blob monster like Arkham), Cosmic Radiations, Paralysis Inducement (Is capable of fighting off the Soul Eaters, who are stated to paralyze their prey), Mind Manipulation, Soul Manipulation (Can handle going through the crust of the demon world, which is stated to turn souls into monsters), Acid Manipulation (Can be able to walk through the Leviathan's stomach acid without taking any damage thanks to Devil Trigger), Blood Manipulation (Can fight off a sin's power to boil his blood), Life Force Absorption, Reality Warping, Transmutation, Space-Time Manipulation, BFR and Precognition (Demons are stated to be immune to The Beastheads' effects, which include reshaping reality itself)
All previous abilities, Summoning (Can summon a giant serpent dragon during his fight with Mundus), Telekinesis, Invulnerability (via the Untouchable), Sealing (Was capable of sealing Mundus away in the Demon world), Minor Precognition (With Alastor, capable of sensing incoming threats before they appeared, like Phantom and Nero Angelo; the latter was in a mirror dimension before he appeared); Hellfire Manipulation (With Ifrit), Time Stop (With Bangle of Time), Resistance to: Fear Manipulation, Illusions (Is capable of seeing through illusions in Mallet Island), Poison (Can fight off the Nobody's poisonous bodies), Hellfire Manipulation (Can wield Ifrit without succumbing to its Hellfire wrath), Body Puppetry (Can break out of the Marionette's screech, which strings up their victims like a puppet), Absolute Zero (Is capable of surviving attacks from the Frost's claws, who's air can reach beyond absolute zero and can kill their any of their victims without feeling any pain), Darkness Manipulation and Time Stop (With Devil Sword Sparda)
All previous abilities, Fear Manipulation (Was capable of spreading fear with his aura during his clashes with Chen), Instinctive Reaction, Intangibility (via The Smell of Fear), Fire Manipulation (With Flame Heart, it also heals Dante from fire damage), Advanced Non-Physical Interaction (Can harm incorporeal beings like Mundus, who was made of nothing but void in an alternative universe), Regeneration Negation (Up to Mid), Statistics Amplification (With Quick Heart and Offence Heart, they amplify his speed and strength tenfold), Advanced Healing (With Healing Heart), Energy Absorption (with Beryl's Anti-Tank Rifle), Enhanced Resistance to Mind Manipulation (Can resist Argosax's control over the Demon World's energy, which is stated to be able to warp the minds of men and drive any human in it insane)
All previous abilities; Resurrection, Durability Negation, Spatial Manipulation and likely Portal Creation and BFR (With Yamato); Transformation and Statistics Amplification (With Dreadnaught); Minor Transmutation (With Gilgamesh)
All previous abilities except for Yamato and Cerberus, Hellfire Manipulation (With Balrog); Demon Blood Manipulation (With Dr. Faust), Gravity Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Durability Negation, Afterimage Creation, Demonic Energy Manipulation and Danmaku with Sin Devil Trigger; Resistance to: Time Stop (Absorbed the Devil Sword Sparda)
Attack Potency: At least City Block level, likely Multi-City Block level (Easily defeated Cerberus, who casually froze Temen-ni-gru's entrance, before awakening his Devil Trigger), possibly Small City level+ (Defeated Arkham alongside Vergil after awakening his Devil Trigger) | City level (Much stronger than his Devil May Cry 3 self. Capable of casually defeating Griffon, who can create thunderstorms) in base, Universe level with Sparda Devil Trigger (Defeated a serious Mundus) | At least Mountain level, likely far higher (Defeated Sid, who drew power from the original Abigail and easily created a portal that covered a portion of the planet with his Devil Trigger) | Universe 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) | Universe level (At least as strong as he was before. Casually fought The Savior. At this point, many people believe he had already surpassed his father, Sparda). Bypasses durability with Yamato. | Universe level (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), bypasses durability to an extent by destroying his enemies from the inside with Sin Devil Trigger.
Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Dropped and reached his sword, which was falling at this speed. Faster than Lady and can keep up with Vergil) with Massively Hypersonic+ Combat Speed and Reactions (Blocked and kept up with Nevan and her lightning, which was coming straight from the bottom). Higher with Quicksilver. | At least Massively Hypersonic with Massively Hypersonic+ Combat Speed and Reactions (Much faster than his younger self. Can react to Griffon's Cloud-to-ground lightning) in base, at least Massively Hypersonic+ with Relativistic Combat Speed and Reactions with Sparda Devil Trigger (Kept up with Mundus and manage to redirect his Particle Beam) | At least Massively Hypersonic+ (Easily kept up with Sid) | At least Massively Hypersonic+ with Relativistic Combat Speed and Reactions (Easily avoided attacks from a stronger version of Mundus, blitzed Argosax). Higher with Quick Heart | At least Massively Hypersonic+ with Relativistic Combat Speed and Reactions (Easily kept up with The Savior) | At least Massively Hypersonic+, likely higher with Relativistic Combat Speed and Reactions (Faster than Urizen, can keep up with Vergil. Easily dodged Cavaliere Angelo's lightning)
Lifting Strength: Class 5 | At least Class 5. Class G with Sparda Devil Trigger | Likely Class G | Class G | Class G | At least Class G
Striking Strength: At least City Block Class, likely Multi-City Block Class, possibly Small City Class+ (Stronger than all of Teme-ni-gru's guardians and comparable to Vergil) | City Class (Can harm Nelo Angelo) in base, Universal with Sparda Devil Trigger (Can severely damage Mundus) | At least Mountain Class, likely far higher (Easily sliced through Sid with one Devil Trigger slash) | Universal (Casually harmed Argosax and a alternate version of Mundus) | Universal (Stronger than before) | Universal (Can hurt Vergil with his punches)
Durability: At least City Block level, likely Multi-City Block level, possibly Small City level+ | City level (Can endure attacks from Nelo Angelo) in base, Universe level with Sparda Devil Trigger (Can endure attacks from Mundus) | At least Mountain level, likely far higher (Survived attacks from Sid and easily regenerated from them) | Universe level (Unharmed by Argosax) | Universe level. Higher with Dreadnaught | Universe level (Can endure attack from Urizen and Vergil). Higher with Dreadnaught
Stamina: Very high, can casually stroll around and make smart remarks with a buster sword-sized blade shoved through his chest and being gutted by multiple scythes didn't impede his performance in the slightest. Can casually swing around Cavaliere, a bike/sword weapon with utter ease.
Range: Extended melee range normally, Tens of meters with projectiles, several kilometers with sensing (scales to Vergil, who was able to sense Lady's presence when she entered the Temen-ni-gru | Varies from extended melee range to tens of kilometers with projectiles and energy attacks, Interdimensional with Alastor (Alastor was able to sense Nero Angelo's presence despite him being in the mirror dimension)
Standard Equipment: The Rebellion sword, Force Edge sword, and Ebony & Ivory; (twin pistols) carries a shotgun around in DMC4 as well. After absorbing both Rebellion and Sparda, Dante's main weapon is the Devil Sword Dante, alongside his pistols and the shotgun.
Intelligence: Gifted. While cocky and laidback in his approach to battle, Dante is an amazingly skilled Demon Slayer, 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. By Devil May Cry 4 he rarely has to take things seriously, easily dispatching Sanctus' armies and outmatching Nero despite clearly holding back the whole time. As a Demon Slayer, he also has extensive knowledge of the Demon World and its denizens. He is also a very skilled actor, musician, athlete and dancer.
Weaknesses: As stamina decreases, his regeneration becomes less efficient. As of Devil May Cry 2 he has had to place a limit on his power as he was getting too powerful. Regularly goes through immense financial debt. Overconfident and usually screws around unless he fights someone he finds is around the same level as him. Immensely cares for his brother Vergil. Refuses to kill normal humans. Is a terrible gambler. Strawberry Sundaes and pizza.
- 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.
- Devil Trigger: Dante can transform into a demonic form and his speed and strength increase, and can constantly recuperate vitality for a short time. He has a ton of these, each with a separate set of certain skills, to fit nearly every situation.
- Majin 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
- Sin Devil Trigger: The Strongest Devil Form that Dante has access. When Dante used the Rebellion sword to stab himself in the ruins of his former family home in order 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.
- Doppelganger: Dante creates a perfect clone of himself.
- Royalguard Style: 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.
- Release: Releases charged-up anger and energy absorbed from blocked attacks for heavy damage.
- Dreadnaught Form: Uses Rage energy stored to transform into the Dreadnaught form, surrounding himself in a metallic shell, dramatically amplifying his durability for a limited time.
- Ultimate Royalguard Technique: Dante can consume energy stored up this way to recover his life force.
- Quicksilver: Gives Dante the power to slow down time, greatly improving his effective speed.
Key: Devil May Cry 3 | Devil May Cry 1 | Devil May Cry: The Animated Series | Devil May Cry 2 | Devil May Cry 4 | Devil May Cry 5
Note: Not to be confused with the FMA anime character of the same name.