Devil May Cry 5 | Worldwalker
Dante is the protagonist of the rebooted portion of the Devil May Cry series. Dante displays a more caring side to his female associate, Kat, telling her to leave .. an uppercut and goes inside with no problem, avoiding one of his ex- lovers. —Kat to Dante in the final mission, DmC: Devil May Cry sees the plight and struggles of humanity, and learns that his personal problems pale in comparison. create Collections and Bookmarks, participate in Challenges, import works, and background, country of origin, sexual identity and/or personal relationships .
Jan 28, 1 Advertisement I wrote this up on gaf, but not too many people replied to it, so I might as well get the milage out of it here.
It's slightly edited, not so much that I feel it warrants a reread from those who have already read it, but if you feel the need for it First, lets take the story on it's own. It doesn't work, in more ways than I can spent describing.
But for simplicity sake, I don't really understand what Dante's character arc is suppose to be here. If it's that he's suppose to 'awaken to justice' like OG Dante did in DMC3, I don't see why he did or whats different from what he was at the beginning of the game, except that he had more of a defeatist attitude about over throwing the demons.
But if he supposedly found value in humanity, he did it through Kat. But how did this happen? What was so special about this girl?
You tell me, because I have no idea. She was just some random chick. The closest they come to having a moment is that they vaguely relate to each other by having been hurt by demons in the past, which is like pretty much everyone on the planet. To be honest, I like Kat.
She's probably the best character in the game. The best acted and she shows just the right amount of vulnerability by being physically the weakest person there and strength of character by willingly risking her life time and again for a cause she completely believed in. But, if she was suppose to fall in love with Dante at the end, I certainly didn't feel it because there were 3 characters and Vergil just treated her as a tool while dante atleast cared about her.
It'd reflect badly on her if she didn't side with the guy who atleast treated her like a person as opposed to a tool. Despite Dante being the more gentlemanly of the pair, their relationship fails to resonate because she just doesn't have any reason to care about dante and it honestly seems that she doesn't, besides as a friend and comrade and Dante is strangely and pointlessly entranced by her.
Well, I honestly don't know. Yet he does care about her. Vergil, his long lost brother is inconsequential. Just consider that he learned Kat's backstory as early as he could, but he didn't even bother learning how his brother survived all these years until he's right outside Mundus' door, as an afterthought.
And when the Order's headquarters was being attacked, he gave NO shit whatsoever about anyone except Kat being alright in fairness, he was helplessly stuck in limbo and that forced him to focus on his priorities, but still I think it can be argued that the entire game is just Dante trying to impress her, adopting her goals as his own as a way of winning her affections, in addition to getting his own personal revenge on Mundus.
If you think that this is too unbelievable, consider at the end where he was about to kill Vergil, as a way of protecting the world from his rule. Now, I am willing to accept that Dante's desire to protect humanity is genuine, and if it is inline with the punk philosophy that NT has tried to capture, then it makes sense that he is against ALL authority, whether it's the malicious Mundus or the benevolent Vergil.
Still, he is willing to drop it when Kat asked him to spare him. And so he did. So we can assume then that Kat's desires are what is driving Dante's actions above all else.
And I don't understand why, because the extent of their relationship is that he has a crush and they had a moment where they talked about similar childhoods. Despite everything, there is no real reason that either should be attached to the other beyond in terms of being general comrades. I'm sure that every single person in Vergil's Order had been hurt by demons at some point.
Otherwise, why would they be there? And Dante gets sex whenever he wants, according to what he says. When the component that is suppose to be driving dante's character development fails, then the arc fails, if there is suppose to even be an arc. Was there suppose to be? He seems to be, to me, the same character he was at the beginning, he's just less defeatist because It's not so much character development as much as a mood change.
And if NT was going for a static character, that'd be fine, but I really don't think that's what they were going for. But moving on from that, if we can acknowledge that Kat is the driving force of Dante's character 'arc' then even if it had succeeded, then it revealed another problem and NT's biggest sin: They didn't do DMC justice. Let me mark this as the place where I stop looking at DmC as it's own game and look at it as an addition to the DMC franchise.
The problems of DmC's story | IGN Boards
What they were suppose to do is use DMC as a template to start an alternate universe with the same essential characteristics, but interpreted differently. I think it's best to use DmC's Dante as an example of this done right. I feel they succeeded in capturing him. He has all the defining characteristics: He's conflicted about his demonic side, son of sparda, has a twin brother, a joker and badass in a fight, wields guns and melee weapons together Even if you don't like the new Dante, I think NT captured all the essential dante characteristics and put their own spin on them.
He is Dante because he has all the required Danteness. Vino, Sino, and Mino were not as fortunate. Vergil is the one who hurts the most. He is suppose to be Dante's opposite but equal, brothers who both love each other deep down, but have conflicting philosophies and lifestyles. I already went over how Dante doesn't really care about anyone but Kat in this game above, so I'll focus on their failure to capture the second and arguably more important essential element of Vergil.
In their reinterpretation, they turned Vergil into the smart guy constrasted to Dante's brute strength. This could have worked perfectly, you know, if they had written Vergil as a legitimately smart character. This is a classic example of telling, not showing.
The only real display of Vergil's intelligence is his hacking, which is honestly just technobabble combined with plot device. This isn't intelligence in an organic form. There is nothing really showing that Vergil is smarter than dante when you put them in a room together.
Not only that, but he is entirely dependent on Dante.
How shit out of luck would he be if Dante just said "Well, okay, I now know my past Kat, if your ever in the mood for a good fuck, come by my place. Vergil is goddamn helpless without Dante, while Dante could probably just move and take out whatever demons he needed to to stay safe. And even in the fight with Mundus, where he and Dante worked side by side, he had to constantly have his ass saved by his brother.
He is obviously Dante's inferior. If he is supposedly smarter, it's not in any way that matters. And he's so outclassed in fighting ability that it's pathetic.
What Vergil should have been is far more calculating have Dante join cause by some form of manipulation. Here's an easy example, and you wouldn't have to change much of the actual exchange. Give me a chance. I promise, once I show you who you are, you'll definitely, truly want to stay. You want to join my organization and I am here to let you. You don't want to? I'll be sure to leave a blue rose at your funeral.Why DmC's Dante is a Bad Character
You realize the only reason you are still alive is that you only ever had to fight the most minor of demons. Mundus knows who you are and will track you. Not here of course, we have systems of protection. Shame you're not staying. Mundus will send the armies of hell after you once your gone, you know. Well, because of your father. Oh, you don't know who your father is? What about your mother Eva?
Oh, sorry, classified order information. I have to keep my secrets, you know. In any case, you go ahead and run along now, I don't want to keep you.
My time is precious as well, and if it doesn't have to do with the Order, then I'm afraid I can't waste it. Enjoy the rest of your very short life outside this complex. Even if he is weaker than dante physically, he'd have total dominance, holding the secrets and his safety over his head.
Intelligence vs strength, conflicting on equal grounds. And this could easily go on the entire game, him manipulating Dante by exploiting his desire to know more about himself, his relationship with Kat, etc, right up to the very end where Vergil just has to fight, and again, while physically weakerhe can demonstrate greater battle tactics perhaps using the environment to help him with the fight. It doesn't necessarily have to be mean like I suggested with my text, but he should never have been begging like a dog for scraps.
Sparda and Mundus suffer more in the translation however, probably due to their vagueness in the original DMC. He was such a force to be reckoned with, essentially a god greater than even mundus, and yet he fought for what was right, and settled to have a family, which is a very human desire. In fairness, a lot of the depth of Sparda comes from vagueness and how the lore was set up for the fans to fill in the blanks more on that later. But the essence of Sparda was that he had all the power in the world and was set to do great evil He did the opposite.
Like the inverse of Lucifer. DmC's Sparda, at best, vaguely suggest his importance and power by being related to mundus and seemingly having a servant in phineas. But as soon as Mundus found out about Eva, he came down and manhandled him pretty easily.
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. When Dante and Vergil were children, the family was attacked by demons and Eva died.
His mother's death led to Dante's commitment to hunt the demons who killed her. As a result, the limited editions of Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition were packaged in a pizza box. During the game Dante is also reunited with his brother Vergil, who controlled by Mundus tries to kill him. They later become partners in Dante's demon-slaying business, now renamed Devil Never Cry.
Set some time after the first game, Devil May Cry 2 focuses on helping Lucia defeat Arius an international businessman who uses demonic power and wants to conquer the world. With no way back to the human world, Dante heads deeper into the demon world on his motorcycle. Dante's Awakening fromis a prequel of the first game and features a cockier, younger Dante.
He is drawn out by Vergil, who is trying to reopen the portal to the demon world to obtain Sparda's full power which remains on the other side in the Force Edge sword. At the end of the game, Dante claims ownership of the Force Edge and Vergil chooses to remain in the demon world. They become friends, and he decides to call his shop Devil May Cry after something Lady had said to comfort him.
Trish infiltrates the Order as Gloria to confirm Sanctus by handing him Vergil's Yamato sword, with Dante ending up as a boss character against the game's protagonist Nero when he seemingly assassinated Sanctus. Dante falls back while convincing Nero that the Order is more than it appears.
The city is controlled by the demon king, Mundus, who killed Dante's mother Eva an angel and later imprisoned his father Spardaa demon and Mundus' former lieutenant in an attempt to kill the children; Nephilim a half-angel, half-demon offspring had the power to kill Mundus.
Dante joins Vergil's group to oppose Mundus, eventually taking him down and freeing humanity from the demons; however, Vergil's intention to take Mundus' place triggers a fight between the brothers. In both games he frequently talks with Alastor, the embodiment of the identically-named sword in Devil May Cry. His inclusion was suggested by the Atlus staff, who thought that he would fit the game's plot and convinced Capcom to include him.
Although he was also intended for inclusion in SNK vs.
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SVC Chaoshe was removed from the game. Fate of Two Worldsand is playable in Marvel vs. Infinite with the latter detailing his fight against a being named Ultron Sigma. He returns in the sequel, Project X Zone 2with Vergil as his partner. Devil May Cry persona. A young Dante as "Tony Redgrave" is chased by assassins, and he searches for a demonic statue known as the Beastheads in a Devil May Cry 2 prequel.
The Animated Series follows him as he solves cases involving demons while guarding a young girl named Patty Lowell. Devil May Cry's version of Dante appears in the game's prequel comic The Chronicles of Vergil, when he receives the Rebellion sword to fight demons. Devil May Cry, he was played by Hiroki Suzuki. 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.
GamesRadar called Dante "Mister " in their article on the sexiest new characters of the decade; compared with Devil May Cry's female characters, he was the "hottest" of all because of his muscular build, his hair, his fighting abilities and his attitude. 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.
GameSpot noted how fans enjoyed his role as well as design, while Vg found him more "charmer" than in his previous incarnations due to his interactions with other characters. He found Dante appealing in the anime series, based on his personality and actions. His cocky attitude was largely absent from Devil May Cry 2, a major criticism of the game.
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