Noting that Dante underwent character arcs in the anime series because of his relationships with other cast members, IGN felt that it differed from his game character. DEVIL MAY CRY IS BACK, BABY. , He is one of the twin sons of Sparda, a demon knight who sided with humanity and drove back an invasion of the human world by demons about 2,000 years before the series' events.  V eventually manages to locate him, and he spends the next several hours fighting Urizen's forces. He also gains two pairs of wings that allow him to fly. Dante (Japanese: ダンテ), also known under the alias of Tony Redgrave (トニー・レッドグレイブ, Tonī Reddogureibu), is a fictional character in the video game series Devil May Cry, created and published by Capcom. As a "weathered devil hunter", his leather rider's jacket had custom stitching tailored to fit his body, so it is easier to get around in.  In 2011, readers of Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition voted Dante as the 28th-top video game character of all time.  Antoniades added that the original Dante was no longer appealing, and when he compared the new Dante with the title character in Bayonetta, her style was not what he wanted for DmC: Devil May Cry. Register Log in Home. Was able to react to a missile and hop onto it effortlessly.  In the prequel game, Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Dante was a younger, more arrogant character than in the previous instalments.  Despite finding the initial relationship between Dante and Trish weird due to her physically similarity to Dante's mother, Cheat Code Central liked the development these two characters underwent in the first Devil May Cry game and expected to see more likable relationships in the future of the franchise. Kamiya felt that early depictions of Dante were too quiet and wanted a character who was more "wild" and wore different clothing (such as his sleeveless jacket). He is a paranormal mercenary, private investigator, and vigilante Devil Hunter dedicated to exterminating evil demons and other malevolent supernatural forces, operating in his shop known as "Devil May Cry." During many reports that involved multiple demons that suddenly appeared from the Mitis Forest and attacked the town of Fortuna, the demons were killed and eliminated by a man known as Nero. Runs fast enough to catch fire due to air friction. Barely crushed by the force of a high level demon brute like Beowolf's brute strength. Even though Kyrie fu…  Dante and Lady befriend, with the former deciding to call his shop Devil May Cry after something Lady had said to comfort him. In developing the former, he attempted to make Dante more handsome.  Series creator Hideki Kamiya rewrote the story, taking it from Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Lady shares her original name, Mary, with the Virgin Mary, who called on St. Lucia and Beatrice to aid the poet Dante Alighieri in his sojourn through Hell. His cocky attitude was largely absent from Devil May Cry 2, a major criticism of the game. , Artist Yuichiro Hiraki felt Dante looked like a "nihilistic anti-hero with a bit of a dark side", based on his early concept art by character designer Makoto Tsuchibayashi. This necessitated the maturing of his characterisation.  The Guardian highly enjoyed Dante's cocky personality despite him being far older than in previous games. The weapon was inspired by anime series such as Macross and Gundam. In this form, Dante is said to be even stronger than Sparda. He is also bald … Nullifies the reality-warping dice game's abilities by cutting it in half despite having his soul registered. , Dante was designed in that game by Tatsuya Yoshikawa, who called the character in his original appearance "the ultimate Hollywood action superstar".  Hideki Kamiya said that it was based on modern, rebellious youth; although he missed the original Dante, he hoped that people would get used to the new version. He has killed countless amounts of powerful demons.  The staff were afraid of negative feedback similar to what had happened to Konami's 2001 game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, which proved highly controversial because of switching protagonists.  Motohide Eshiro said that this Dante was completely different from the previous ones, which was expected to generate criticism. He, along with his brother Vergil, are the product of a romance between the Dark Knight Sparda and a human woman named Eva. He found Dante appealing in the anime series, based on his personality and actions. One is Pandora, a firearm designed by Kobayashi who noted that he wanted to include a "transforming, multi-purpose AWD in Dante's arsenal. Recently added 25 View all 1,170. Character Profile Wikia is a FANDOM Anime Community. ... Age 26. I get Dante and Vergil considering they're half demon, but Lady is human. (Especially Lady, my GOD, I wanted to hit that.) Despite the staff's concern about the difficulty of such a portrayal, Langdon had no issues after choosing Roy Focker of the anime series The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (who was near Dante's age) as his character model. Can break Hell-Gate which is said to be more durable than steel. Dante is the son of the demon known as the Legendary Dark Knight, Sparda, and the human, Eva. , During the development of Devil May Cry 3, Langdon found Dante's motion capture difficult.  DmC: Devil May Cry's theme is rebellion, and most of Dante's actions are based on it. MonkeyMaster007 12 years ago #1.  PC Gamer enjoyed Dante's hat as it provides entertainment in both cutscenes and gameplay. , Kamiya said that he saw Dante as "a character that you would want to go out drinking with", someone who was not a show-off but would "pull some ridiculous, mischievous joke" instead to endear people to him (and make the character familiar to audiences). They said he was nineteen in 3 and that in 4 Nero is the same age Dante was in 3 and that Dante is twice Nero's age in 4. As a result, this scene was performed by a stunt double known as Shibata. Saying this game takes place a year later makes him 29. From 1993 to 1998 the ... Dante Spardason 2nd choice The Sprouse twins are 5'11 so an inch too short.  Despite liking Dante's relationship with Nero to the point of comparing to them as father and son, USGamer found Dante's treatment of the younger demon hunter mean-spirited even though the character later reveals he does not want Nero to face Vergil because of their connection.  Dante's Devil Trigger forms were designed by Kazuma Kaneko of Atlus. , Dante is also a playable character in several games outside the Devil May Cry series. According to Morihashi, despite seeing the character in three games, he had trouble understanding him. KrisKnigge How did you come up with the name Tony Redgrave? That age causes a lot of head scratching with "certain" story items in this game. Survives being impaled through the chest by three of Mundus' laser beams.  This gives him the ability to enter a heightened state known as Devil Trigger. He is a paranormal mercenary, private investigator, and vigilante Devil Hunter dedicated to exterminating evil demons and other malevolent supernatural forces, operating in his shop known as "Devil May Cry.". Despite managing to eliminating the demons, Nero's sword the Red Queen was massively damaged. Dante is sometimes presented as a show off as, on several o… Regarding to that one scene where Lady, Trish, and Dante are all together in his office, they all look younger, and hotter. Defeated Mundus who incapacitated the whole planet in his Pocket Dimension. He was originally going to be a Western policeman. Capcom. Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition. 10:57. Before the release of Devil May Cry 3, Langdon said that fans were angry with the new teenage Dante's look.  Several weapons in the series are character-specific. , The character's use of combos in the crossover Marvel vs Capcom 3 was praised by Eurogamer, although the website wondered if he was overpowered.  According to a FandomPost reviewer, Dante's role in the anime differed from the games in his childish behaviour over food and money; however, he was still "a great character". Fought dozens of enemies simultaneously while falling off a tower. ... Age restricted. , Dante has also been noted to have sex appeal that attracts gamers of the series.  Dante meets Vergil, who is the leader of the Order—a rogue vigilante group trying to free the world from demons. During the game's development players criticised Yunchang Games for their rendition of Dante's appearances which resulted into the developers' promising to fix it once the game left the beta period and was released in 2020. Enter your date of birth. While initially Dante only wishes to have fun while fighting demons, he is moved by Lady's determination to stop her father. According to Coombs, he was offered a script for the job and was told that Devil May Cry was a "spin-off" of Resident Evil. Welcome to the Devil May Cry Community Forum! Kamiya came to regret his decision, realising that fans would have enjoyed the interaction between the characters; if there is a Project X Zone 3, he would strongly support Bayonetta's inclusion.  Additionally, similar to Dante's longsword Rebellion (リベリオン, Riberion) and red clothing, Vergil was also made to wield a Japanese katana and wear blue clothing. , Early impressions of Dante's appearance in Devil May Cry 5 trailer were also positive.  In Japan, there were limited releases of the game that included a jacket based on Dante's. Morikawa believes that the character's appeal stems from his courage and lack of concern about money. Overpowered both Agni and Rudra, who can cause the entire chamber to shake. Credits and distribution permission. In its final form, I wanted it to transform into something that would be even bigger than Dante himself." Dante's arsenal usually consists of firearms and melee weapons, including Ebony and Ivory (エボニー&アイボリ)—twin semi-automatic handguns which never need reloading—and a variety of swords, such as the Rebellion, Force Edge and various "Devil Arms" created from the souls of powerful demons he defeats over the course of each game. Devil May Cry (jap. Survives being impaled through the chest by a supernatural weapon of lightning. DEVIL MAY CRY 3: DANTE'S AWAKENING ups the mayhem and increases the difficulty (to an almost unplayable level) to inject new life into the franchise.  In the games and anime series, Dante is often seen eating pizza.  As downloadable content in Infinite, Dante's look can be altered to show his DmC appearance. It was made to be one of the most appealing weapons but at the same time the hardest to master.  Langdon auditioned for the character four times before he was chosen. DEVIL MAY CRY IS BACK, BABY. Can cut through Cerebus' ice and throw him at the end of the ice chamber. Asked if he recognized himself in the character's actions, Coombs said that he could not think of anything in particular; his main job was to "bring [Dante] alive" with his voice. Defeats the Sevin Sin sloth in his human form without any kid of amp despite that he has demonic blood.  Dante and his identical twin brother Vergil represents one of the themes of Devil May Cry 3—familial love.  After Dante defeats Urizen, V merges with him to reconstitute Vergil.  Because the graphics of the game are meant to be as realistic as possible, Dante's face was modeled after an actor named Adam Cowie. In Devil May Cry 4 he meets Dante, a demon hunter and the series' primary protagonist, to …  In his early twenties, he is attacked in a seemingly sentient town known as Limbo City which is inhabited by demons. , Devil May Cry 4 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi noted before the game's release that they aimed to make Dante seem significantly more powerful than its other protagonist, Nero, to create a difference between the strength of a "veteran" compared with a "rookie"; the series' continuity also dictated that Dante display the power he possessed after the events of the first game and its prequel (Devil May Cry 3).  Dante and Lucia dressed in Diesel fashions appealed to the developers. As seen at the beginning of the series, Dante is incredibly flippant, casually mouthing off to even the most powerful of demons, and he generally enjoys showing off and taunting his adversaries as often as he can. There are teenagers that could pass off for late 20s, and people in their 40s that look like they're in their early 20s. ", "Devil May Cry director Hideki Kamiya Interview: Translated from, "PS2 News: CVG goes straight to hell with Devil May Cry director", "No. Overpowers Griffon in the beginning of their final encounter. Any significance to the name?  Dante is a playable character in the tactical role-playing game Project X Zone, with Demitri Maximoff of Darkstalkers as his partner. Also, Hideo Kamiya, the creator, and director of Devil May Cry, when asked about Dante's age, has stated that Dante is in his late 20's entering his early 30's. In the Viewtiful Joe series (also created by Hideki Kamiya), he is playable in the PlayStation 2 version of Viewtiful Joe and the PlayStation Portable version of Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble. He can gain more buffs by equipping different Devil Hearts to his Amulet: Only achieved in near-death situations, this form substitutes Dante's Devil Trigger, giving him full invulnerability and the ability to fly. Add to Cart. GameSpot noted how fans enjoyed his role as well as design, while Vg247 found him more of a "charmer" than in his previous incarnations due to his interactions with other characters. In this state Dante possesses greater strength and speed, his health regenerates at a steady pace, and he has greater abilities (including flight) with his melee weapon. Like his Devil May Cry 4 design, Dante reflects the idea of a man who does not care about others' opinions of his look. , Dante makes a return appearance as one of the main characters in Devil May Cry 5 in 2019. Game Informer called him "one of the most bad-ass characters around" when he was introduced, citing the contrast between his character and those previously seen in the Resident Evil series. Was thrown into a massive crack in a rock but barely does anything to him and only received minor injuries. With his massive army capable of wiping out almost any being who dared oppose him, his downfall came at the hands of one of his own kind; the Legendary Dark Knight Sparda rebelled against the demons to prevent mankind from suffering under Mundus’ tyranny. , Dante was voiced by Reuben Langdon, who also did motion capture for some scenes in Devil May Cry 3, 4 and 5. , In the first sequel, Devil May Cry 2, from 2003, Dante habitually flips a coin to make decisions; at the end of the game, it is revealed that both sides of the coin are heads. Capcom handles the character in the main Devil May Cry series, while Ninja Theory oversaw his persona in DmC: Devil May Cry.  He has superhuman strength, agility, stamina, reflexes, coordination, and a resistance to injury approaching invulnerability as a result of his half-demon heritage.  Hobby Consolas liked that while Dante retained some of his original skills and weapons, they liked the Cavalier based on how he could wield it in combat.  Dante and Vergil embark on a one-way trip to the underworld to cut the Qliphoth's root and to seal the portal with the Yamato, leaving the human world in Nero's hands.  For Devil May Cry 4, Dante's body was more suitable for fighting and his personality was more intense; Yoshikawa emphasised the character's sternness and naughtiness. , Dante's characterisation has also been criticised. His mother's death led to Dante's commitment to hunt the demons who killed her. , CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, "Wanted the name similar to "Redfielf".  At the end of the game, Dante must go into the demon world to stop a demon lord from escaping; the gate closes behind him, and he is trapped. Dante's Age (Devil May Cry 5) | A Line Through Time - Duration: 10:57. , There is a Dante character card in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters DS.  In another promotion, Sony used Dante's image alongside Morikawa's voice to promote pizza.  GamesRadar listed him as one of the best unlockable characters in gaming while commenting about his inclusion in Viewtiful Joe as being nothing more than a new skin for the title character. It's up to the legendary devil hunters Dante and Nero to stop it, with the newcomer V joining forces with them. According to Kamiya, the title character of Buichi Terasawa's Cobra manga series was the basis of Dante's personality. He is the son of Sparda, inheriting superhuman powers which he uses with a variety of weapons in the games.  Meristation regarded Dante's design and characterisation provided by Kamiya as one of the biggest reasons for the iconic character's popularity in hack and slash games. Perfectly stacked several bullets onto the hilt of Yamato.  The game's climactic event where Nero awakens his demonic powers and stops the struggle between Dante and Vergil was meant to give the story a deeper form.  Trish tries to kill Dante afterwards but Dante spares her when becoming victorious. As such, her chosen name of \"Lady\" is likely then a reference to one of the Virgin's other names, \"Madonna\" (Italian for \"Lady\"). In this form, Dante accesses his true demon powers. Destroyed a large concrete pillar with a single punch using Gilgamesh.  Dante later befriends Nero in another match, having intended to take back Vergil's restored sword before deciding to let Nero keep it as they now have a common enemy in Sanctus.  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