The official respect thread of Dante

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Charlotte DeBel
This respect thread is dedicated to handsome whitehaired devil hunter with hot demonic blood running through his veins. An expert fighter, swordmaster and gunslinger, the legitimate heir of power of the strongest demonic warrior, who has surpassed his legendary father, becoming thr strongest demon of the universe Dante is driven by revenge.
Demons have killed his mother and separated him from his twin brother, so he decides to kill all the demons so eventually he'll take his revenge on those who's responsible for killing his family.

His mastery with weapons (most part of his arsenal are hell-forged weaponry with supernatural mystical powers, so called Devil Arms) seems supernatural itself, but he has wast number of superhuman powers to add in there. Even in human form he demonstrates incredible healing factor (Wolverine turns green with envy and Hulk doesn't turn green just because as he's already green), superhuman speed (both in terms of movement and reaction speed) and agility, as well as a degree of superhuman strength. While awakening his demonic powers (Devil triggering) he gets access to even more powers- his whole body changes, turning him into powerful winged demon who is able to channel mystical powers of his Devil Arms into himself, becoming thr demonic embodiment of certain elemental powers.

About that Respect thread:
1. "Sister" respect thread dedicated to canon comics/manga appearances
2. There's older version of ther RT- http://www.killermovies.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=390478& amp;%20highlight=title%3A%28Dante+respect+thread%2
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I'm going to analyse some mistakes made here.
3. Some of the links given in that thread are to Devil's Lair site. They are respective owners of the rights on those tournament videos.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/DanteOriginal.jpg

Charlotte DeBel
According to chronology, the earliest depiction of Dante is DMC3 version which presents us 19years old Dante.

In that game you have 6 styles to use: 4 basic (Swordsmaster, Gunslinger, Royal Guard and Trickster) and 2 unlockable (Quicksilver & Doppelganger).

Trickster

Focuses on dodging and agility. The techniques are best used both for evasion and for closing in on faraway enemies.

* Dash - A quick dash in any direction. At higher Trickster levels, this can be done up to three times in a row.
* Wall Hike - Run up or across a wall, then kick off.
* Sky Star - A mid-air dash.
* Air Trick - Disappear and reappear above an enemy's head, ready to strike.
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Comments on the style: This style shows us Dante's ability of combat telepotration, as well as superhuman speed during all the moves, especially Sky Star when you move at speed close to supersonic if not supersonic.

Swordmaster

Focuses on techniques for the Devil Arms.

* Rebellion Abilities
o Prop Shredder - Spins the sword, repeatedly striking whatever's in front of Dante.
o Aerial Rave - Slashes an enemy in mid-air up to four times, during a jump.
o Sword Pierce - Throws the sword at an enemy; without the sword, Dante fights hand-to-hand.
o Dance Macabre - Unleash a massive number of slashes at breakneck speeds.
o Crazy Dance - Stick your sword into the ground during Dance Macabre and spin around it, kicking all enemies near you.
* Cerberus Abilities
o Flicker - Whirl the flail around, hitting enemies in the immediate vicinity. Can be used in mid-air.
o Crystal - Thrust the flail into the ground to create huge ice pillars.
o Million Carats - Thrust the flail into the ground to create a huge ice glacier surrounding Dante.
o Ice Age - Encases Dante in a thick shield of ice, protecting him from all attacks.
* Agni & Rudra Abilities
o Crossed Swords - Destroy enemies with an X-style sword slash.
o Sky Dance - Swing both swords in mid air, then descend to the ground, spinning like a saw blade.
o Crawler - Plunge your swords into the ground, unleashing a carpet of flame in the enemy's direction.
o Twister - Spin your swords to create a vortex of fire and wind.
o Tempest - Generate a flame vortex that burns everything in its path.
* Nevan Abilities
o Slash - Attack enemies with the bladed section of your guitar.
o Air Slash - Attack enemies with your guitar's blade while in mid-air.
o Feedback - Whirl your guitar around your body, hitting nearby enemies.
o Crazy Roll - Generate electricity while slashing enemies with your guitar.
o Distortion - Attack enemies with a barrage of bats and blasts of lightning.
* Beowulf Abilities
o Zodiac - Emit a charged ball of energy from your fingertips.
o The Hammer - While in mid-air, smash your enemies to the ground.
o Volcano - Slam the ground with your fist to create a small super-nova.
o Real Impact - A highly focused, incredibly powerful uppercut that obliterates enemies.
o Tornado - Knock the enemy into the air, then follow them, kicking hundreds of times at lightning speeds.
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Comments on the style: there's also basic properties of each Devil Arm.

Rebellion --> Sword,memento from Sparda. Its true power is awakened when he tastes Dante's blood in hands of Vergil and becomes true Devil Arm, allowing Dante to Devil Trigger for the first time.
Cerberus --> Those senchacku (three-headed) nunchacky are demonic embodiment of ice, allowing Dante to channel the elemental power of ice when using them.
Agni and Rudra --> Dual scimitars which are demonic embodiments of fire (Agni) and wind (Rudra). Dante can channel the power of those elements into himself when using them.
Nevan --> Soul of the vampire goddess Nevan in form of electric guitar/axe. Allows to summon hordes of electrified bats as well as electricity waves. Devil triggering with that (just like with other electricity-based weapons) grants Dante ability to fly on high speeds (Air Raid, Vortex as theexample of speed) and shoot bolts of mystical lightning at his enemies.
Beowulf--> Gauntlets and greaves hosting the soul of superstrong demon Beowulf, who had light-related powers as well. Gives extra force and speed to all Dante's hand to hand attacks.

Gunslinger

Focuses on techniques for firearms.

* Ebony & Ivory Abilities
o Twosome Time - Fires pistols in two different directions.
o Wild Stomp - Fires pistols at a downed enemy, then kicks it away.
o Rain Storm - Jumps into the air, blasting pistols down in circular motion, knocking down all enemies.
o Charge Shot - Charges weapon, then fires off a magically imbued burst.
o Rapid Shot - Quickly clicks off a large number of shots in a short period of time.
* Shotgun Abilities
o Fireworks - Swings the shotgun around like nunchaku, firing in different directions.
o Charge Shot - Charges weapon, then fires off a magically imbued burst.
o Rapid Shot - Quickly click off a large number of shots in a short period of time.
o Gun Stinger - Rams the shotgun into an enemy and fires a concentrated burst of buckshot.
o Point Blank - Fires the shotgun while standing right next to the enemy, doing massive damage.
* Artemis Abilities
o Multi-lock - Locks on to a single enemy and fires several lasers at them.
o Sphere - Fires a giant orb of laser energy.
o Acid Rain - Shoots multiple laser beams into the air which come raining down on enemies.
* Spiral Abilities
o Trick Shot - Ricochets bullets off walls to hit multiple enemies.
o Sniper - Targets an enemy's weak point and fires a high-damage shot.
o Reflector - Fires a bullet that ricochets off nearby surfaces, then hits the enemy for massive damage.
* Kalina Ann Abilities
o Hysteric - Fires a barrage of mini-missiles at the enemy.
o Grapple - Fires the bayonet at an enemy, impaling them, then pulls them towards you.
+ N.B.: By using Hysteric immediately after Grapple, the enemy drawn close will be stabbed by Kalina Ann's bayonet.

Royal Guard

Focuses on absorbing enemy strikes and projecting the energy back. If properly used, it can redirect even environmental damage (spikes, electrified floor, Beowulf's thunderclapping attacks), making Dante nearly invulnerable. Ultimate move allows him to create a forcefield around himself allowing him to convert enemy's attack into extra energy.

* Block & Charge - Block enemy attacks, building up anger and adrenaline.
* Just Guard - By blocking at the precise instant just before an enemy's attack hits, Dante suffers no damage and gains more rage for release.
* Release - Release pent-up anger charged from blocked enemy attacks, dealing great damage.
* Just Release - By releasing at the precise instant just before an enemy's attack hits, Dante executes a counter attack that deals approximately three times more damage than a normal release.
* Air Block - Block in mid-air.
* Air Release - Release in mid-air.
* Ultimate - Block enemy attacks and convert the energy into health for yourself.

Doppelganger

Allows Dante to utilize a shadow to double attacks.

* After image - Spawns a second shadow version of Dante who will mimic your attacks as you perform them, and can be set to attack simultaneously, or with a delay of half a second or one second. Like Quicksilver, this drains Devil Trigger energy at a slow rate. When active, this also allows a second player to control the shadow version of Dante for as long as the effect lasts, if desired. Inserting a second controller and pressing Start will enable two-player mode.
* This is the same with Quicksilver's Time Lag. Super Legendary Dark Knight makes the effects last forever.
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Comments on the style: Doppelganger shadow double is invulnerable to any attacks.

Quicksilver:
Ability to stop time (though in gameplay it's shown as true timestor only in cutscene, while in gameplay Time Lag is just slowing down enemies to 1\10 of their speed while Dante moves on his normal speed).
Consumes Devil Trigger which can be negated with Super Legendary Dark Knight (costume which gives Dante high demonic aura from DMC1 (that aura is part of DMC canon)).

Charlotte DeBel

Charlotte DeBel
From descriptions (though I'm going to return to them when I'll write detailed description of Dante's arsenal) to feats.

An opening cutscene from DMC3, where a bunch of unfortunate demons breaks into Dante's office to meet their death. Dante shows his fighting skills and great abilty to improvise, as well as incredible healing factor (wounds heal almost instantly, and that's just young 19years old Dante who hasn't even awakened his demonic side) and high perfect aim with interesting ricochet stuff releted to snooker ball- that's not showing of "weak shots" by the way, since Dante a)is able to regulate power of his shots; b)shots the ball from close distance.

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C. C. Cowgirl
Dante is a lot better than I expected hmm

I watched some of the anime, but he did not appear at all this good shockno

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by C. C. Cowgirl
Dante is a lot better than I expected hmm

I watched some of the anime, but he did not appear at all this good shockno

Anime version is one huge disappointment. No devil arms, demonic form is only shown for a couple of minutes in the last episode. The only good stuff is a little more spotlight on his charging abilities (speeding up the bike in episode 2).
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Some more DMC3 stuff.

Dante's first fight with Vergil on top on Temen-Ni-Gri tower where Vergil (a halfdemon himself and a little better swordsman than his brother (though when Dante gets serious and fights with determination to win, Vergil eventually loses) seriously wounds Dante, thus awakening his demonic power. The brothers literally play tennis with bullets (bullets get deflected\cut in midair), as well as fight so fast that they slash raindrops around them.
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After that fight Dante desides to pursuit his bro. First he destroys a column with a Kenshiro-style punch ,making it explode from inside (though he uses his demonic energy instead of regular chi), then he runs down the wall demonstrating great agility, skills, smart fighting, as well as his best running feat in human form (runs faster than a speeding bullet in human form, probably at Max2-3 as air around him starts burning because of friction). In the end he almost flies... and gets swallowed by demonic flying whale Leviathan, so he has to travel through the behemoth's body from his stomach to his heart and kill him from inside.
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Charlotte DeBel
Dante isn't just about fighting. He's an expert guitar player as well and pretty decent motorcycle rider (that trait of his got a spotlight in amine as well). Here Dante shows off with Nevan guitar (though the voice of singer doesn't match the voice of actor, but I forgive the creators of the game that little flaw).
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C. C. Cowgirl
He likes strawberry drinks big grin

Charlotte DeBel
Dante's final encounter with Lady when he a)takes shot to the stomach and doesn't even notice that; b)surfs on a rocket fired from Kalina Ann.
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Originally posted by C. C. Cowgirl
He likes strawberry drinks big grin
Not only strawberry icecream, but a izza and a tomato juice also.

C. C. Cowgirl
Dante is the real man! raver

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Sol Valentine
Tomato juice is nasty.

Awesome thread.

Charlotte DeBel
Dante's mastery with Devil Arms ( I'm going to post feats, descriptions etc in the following order: DMC3-DMC1-DMC2):

Cerberus
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Agni&Rudra
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Sol Valentine
DAMN!!!!!!!!

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Sol Valentine
Tomato juice is nasty.

Awesome thread.

I absolutely love tomato juice myself. By the way, that's what happens when you try to stand between Dante and his pizza. No impressive feats (just shows how quick Dante is as a gunfighter), but funny:
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Sol Valentine
So he goes wild over a slice of pizza?

he needs rehab.

Charlotte DeBel
Unlockable styles:

Quicksilver (notice how stones look suspended in the air, it's true timestop and in the gameplay it just slowing time for balance purpose so you still kill enemies and not statues)
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Doppelganger (notice that Dante's invulnerable shadow double looks just like him)
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Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Sol Valentine
So he goes wild over a slice of pizza?

he needs rehab.
Not much but when a demon just spiled him all pleasure with his unwashed paws ans claws...

Sol Valentine
Dosen't he have money from the Demon-hunting business?


just buy another pizza pie!

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Sol Valentine
Dosen't he have money from the Demon-hunting business?


just buy another pizza pie!

He has, of course. But spoiled moment is priceless...and he definetely bought another one, his sence of taste and manners are good enough not to eat one in which stepped that demonsmile

Sol Valentine
ah. I see.

Charlotte DeBel
Famous Jackpot attack used to throw Arkham out of hell's realm and to kill his demonic side at the end of DMC3 (when Arkham gets the power of Sparda and Dante and Vergil have to finish him off together), shows Dante's guns in fully charged state, as well as the thing that Dante and his brother weren't always hostile to each otherand are able to work as a team.
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Charlotte DeBel
Lady is stupid enough to shoot stuff in Dante and Dante has fun from that. That's one of their first ecounters (DMC3, mission 7) where he surfs on rocket from rocket launcher (in their final fight which I've posted a bit above, he does that again). Good reaction speed feat, as well as other stuff.

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Charlotte DeBel

Sol Valentine
Wow. Just wow.

Charlotte DeBel
Some more Dante\Lady stuff. Dante takes headshots like it's nothing.
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Lady gives her Kalina Ann bazooka to Dante
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Sol Valentine
OK!

dante is powerful enough.

Charlotte DeBel
That's just beginning. I haven't even posted all desent stuff from DMC3, not to mention DMC1 and DMC2.

Sol Valentine
OK!!!!!!!!!!

You don't have to go on

He's like a god-tier.

Charlotte DeBel
In his high demonic form, he's "middle herald tier" by KMC tier system.
100% immunity to black/demonic magic and attacks based on it and high resitance to other attacks=pretty invulnerable&unstoppable character, who can beat 1st and 3rd age Spawn and stalemate 2d age Spawn (though 4th age God Spawn would kill him in a minute probably).

Oh, and don't believe whoever says you that Dante can be posessed by Diablo from Diablo games (in high demonic (Sparda/Super Sparda) form he's immune to dark magic and is even able to deflect it).

Charlotte DeBel
Here Dante shows his high demonic form for the first time (the aura of that form is pretty much the same one you get in costumes with infinite DT, proving that infinite DT is an ability of high demonic form) in fight with Mundus.
We see ability to deflect spells/demonic energy just with eyes, some mystical protection from aura and high speed flight. Dante is able to survive in space-like environments unaided as well (that's the "outer space"-like part of hell realm).

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Sol Valentine
wow, I thought that outer space-like realm would have an effect on him.

Charlotte DeBel

Sol Valentine
WOW!!!!!!!!

Charlotte DeBel
Dante with Alastor (good showing of healing factor as he gets sword straight through his heart and spine and recovers after that in a few seconds- though he's rather weak for a couple of seconds after that feat as his body needs to deal with major loss of blood completely). Also notice the showing of "lightning speed" on which he performs the combo- the shards appear suspended in the air from Dante's point of view during the combo, even though he doesn't use any time manipulation powers there...he just moves that fast.
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Charlotte DeBel
Dante gets Ifrit gauntlets and channels the elemental power of fire into himself. That's just... cool. He hovers in the air for a few seconds during powerup.
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Sol Valentine
Does he have any weaknessess?

Charlotte DeBel
Presumably high demonic lords can be killed only by those demons who are stronger in terms of power then them. The thing is, though, that by now Dante is the strongest demon in his univerce, surpassing even his legendary father.
So far he's shown to be seriously hurt only by demons of high rank (i.e. Vergil, who knows his twin brother and knows his weaknesses).
In high demonic form (Sparda form) he's pretty much invulnerable and unstoppable. Presumably highest level magic/reality warping can kill him, but that's only theory.

Though he hasn't any DBZ/Darkstalkers like planet-busting showings (and if he had ones, it'd cause hime to lose all his charm), neither he has much in terms of matter manipulation.
He has good defence, but no overhyped offence. He can kill skyfathers, but can't replicate skyfather-level offencive feats.

So sayings that Dante can defeat Thanos with IG/Living Tribunal/etc is complete bullshit, as well as "multiversal-level power". Dante will never be a galaxy-buster (he simply doesn't have such power, even him being a planet buster is debatable), though the defencive abilities of his high demonic form allow him to withstand pretty serious attacks.

Charlotte DeBel
The description of high demonic form:

Sol Valentine
Oh.

Charlotte DeBel
Dante's demonic forms (Devil Trigger with various weapons, as well as high demonic (Sparda) form).

Sparda DT
http://actionhalo.net/dante/media/scans/completemaster_05.jpg (copy and paste to work)

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Alastor DT
http://actionhalo.net/dante/media/artbook/artbook_83.jpg (copy and paste to work)

Ifrit DT
http://actionhalo.net/dante/media/artbook/artbook_84.jpg (copy and paste to work)

DMC2 DT
http://www.geocities.com/muninoshinyu/shinobu/pics/dmc2_dante2.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/muninoshinyu/shinobu/pics/dmc2_dante1.jpg

Rebellion DT
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/Carbonox_ratchet/DMC11.gif

Cerberus DT
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/Carbonox_ratchet/DMC10.gif

Beowulf DT
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/Carbonox_ratchet/DMC12.gif

Nevan DT
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/Carbonox_ratchet/DMC14.gif

Agni & Rudra DT
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/Carbonox_ratchet/DMC13.gif

Charlotte DeBel
Actually Dante's top speed of flight in high demonic form probably can reach 1% of light speed (according to some calculations)
His top combat/movement speed in human form is Max 2-3 as shown in DMC3, can probably be boosted higher with Alastor and Quickheart speed upgrades.
His speed in regular demon form (Devil Trigger), is variable, but speed of flight with Alastor/Nevan is supersonic (probably top speed is something around Max 10).

Sol Valentine
OK!!!!

I've had enough Dante info for today.

Charlotte DeBel
To be continued tomorrow (if I will have enough time).

Sol Valentine
Thank you.

my head was gonna blow.

Charlotte DeBel
We continue with Dante's high demonic form in action. Dante's first fight with Mundus.
Fire dragons and stuff...
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Charlotte DeBel
Some more stuff from DMC3. Dante's final battle with Vergil over Force Edge sword (basic form of the sword that hosts the power of their legendary father).
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Charlotte DeBel
DMC1 opening (Dante vs Trish). Some badass showings of Dante guaranteed

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Charlotte DeBel
Demonstration of some DMC3 styles' features.
Provided videos are the ones of the winners of tournament held on Devil's Lair site not long ago. All rights belong to Devil's Lair site.

Doppelganger- http://www.devils-lair.org/tourney/Pokey-Doppelganger.wmv

Quicksilver
http://www.devils-lair.org/tourney/Pokey-Quicksilver.wmv

Royalguard
http://www.devils-lair.org/tourney/Pokey-Royalguard.wmv

Trickster
http://www.devils-lair.org/tourney/Dantelink-Trickster.wmv

Charlotte DeBel
Some more spotlight on Dante's Devil Arms:

DMC3

http://www.twilightvisions.com/images/background/games/wbeowulf.jpgBeowulf
http://www.devils-lair.org/w-beowulf.php
http://www.devils-lair.org/weapons/rebellion.jpgRebellion
http://www.devils-lair.org/w-rebellion.php
http://www.devils-lair.org/weapons/anr.jpgAgni&Rudra
http://www.devils-lair.org/w-anr.php
http://www.devils-lair.org/weapons/nevan.jpgNevan
http://www.devils-lair.org/w-nevan.php
http://www.devils-lair.org/weapons/cerberus.jpgCerberus
http://www.devils-lair.org/w-cerberus.php

DMC

http://www.devils-lair.org/weapons/alastor.jpg Alastor
http://www.devils-lair.org/w-alastor.php
http://www.devils-lair.org/weapons/ifrit.jpg Ifrit
http://www.devils-lair.org/w-ifrit.php

Charlotte DeBel

Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Despair Embodied

Dante banishes the demonic embodiment of despair (god level being) back to the hell realm with his Jackpot move (charging all his demonic energy in a single gunshot). In fact, Jackpot trick is sort of trojan horse stuff, since demons in DMCverse have developed the art of defence against energy blast, but at the same time looked at bullets as at something "harmless". Dante's legendary father was the first to develop the trick of charging guns with demonic energy, thus disguising blasts as bullets.
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Charlotte DeBel
Dante's battle with Despair Embodied in gameplay (DMC2)

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Charlotte DeBel
Dante unlocks the true power of Force Edge sword as the sword of Sparda in DMC1
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Charlotte DeBel
Dante's high demonic form (Super Sparda form) from DMC2 in action

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http://youtube.com/watch?v=qaOl_cO5TUw
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Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Phantom

Our handsome whitehaired half-demon fights that ugly giant lava scorpion. Dante doesn't seem bothered with extreme heat and stuff, he's pretty resistant to elemental attacks. Before Phantom dies, he sees Dante's true nature- the nature of high demonic lord and legitimate heir of his legendary father.
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Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Nightmare

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shin_gear
OH MY GOD! shock

That is a lot of information. yes

Charlotte DeBel
More is going to follow...You'll see a lot of updates there till 23 September.

shin_gear
fearcry

Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Beowulf

For those who still believe class 100 brawlers and thunderclapping are real threats to our half-demonic beauty. Dante is also strong enough to deflect falling stones with his bare fists (though it's more showing of force of hits (and in terms of that Dante has many cool feats), not lifting strength. In terms of pure lifting strength Dante has little feats, the best one in human form most probably is using his Harley as a baceball bat (so in human form he can easily lift at least 1 ton; in demonic and high demonic forms his strength is increased).

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Beowulf is also a "posterboy" for Royalguard style possibilities due to him being Class 100 brawler.
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List of Beowulf's attacks:
http://www.twilightvisions.com/dante/dmc/beowulf.htm

Charlotte DeBel
Note- Dante allows Beowulf to live, but turns out that he lives only to be killed by Vergil, who becomes the first owner of Beowulf weapon.
http://www.devils-lair.org/cutscenes/dmc3/low/38%20-%20M12%20-%20Gauntlets%20of%20Light.avi

Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Nefasturris (DMC2)

As i've promised, Dante vs skyscraper monster.
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Gameplay fight (DMD level of difficulty)
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shin_gear
HOLY CRAP! shock

That skyscraper monster is freaky.

Darth Extecute
Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Nefasturris (DMC2)

As i've promised, Dante vs skyscraper monster.
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Gameplay fight (DMD level of difficulty)
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Dante sure is a neat character.. and the fight looks great, I may add.. Love the video sequence smile

Charlotte DeBel
The only thing from the anime I felt worth including there is Dante using his energy charge powers to "improve" things rather than his guns and swords, in that case to speed up his bike. Even more interesting, he uses similiar thing in games- in the end of DMC2 (see Despair Embodied video in that thread), when he rides "all the way to hell" you can see red streak of energy coming out of his Harley. So...he saves money on nitro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kVqdq_aNJk&NR=1

Darth Extecute
I've seen the Speed Demon episode.. I loved it, I must say..

Charlotte DeBel
Just some cool pic of our whitehaired beauty.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/Illidania/dmc_dante.jpg

Charlotte DeBel
DMC3:Bike Craze

The greatest Dante's feat in terms of lifting strength (the one with Harley used as a weapon) is included, as well as good showing of Dante's creative fighting and nice ability to improvise. He's an exellent motorcycle rider as well.
Unlike Kratos, Dante has no great lifting strength feats, "strength" feats of him are more related to the force of hits and sophisticated fighting skills (for example, that Kenshiro-style "energy overload" punch with which he destroyed a column on top of Temen-Ni-Gri, making it explode from inside) than to lifting stuff. Harley is the heaviest thing he's ever lifted in human form, so his lifting strength in that form is like 1-2 tons (it increases in demonic/high demonic forms, but Dante's still more about force of hits (which can be improved by using Beowulf/Ifrit weapons, but even without it, his punches and kicks are pretty strong because of his superb skills, agility and speed) and fighting skills than just brute strength, in weightlifting competition he'll lose to Kratos).

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Superboy Prime
Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Beowulf

For those who still believe class 100 brawlers and thunderclapping are real threats to our half-demonic beauty. Dante is also strong enough to deflect falling stones with his bare fists (though it's more showing of force of hits (and in terms of that Dante has many cool feats), not lifting strength. In terms of pure lifting strength Dante has little feats, the best one in human form most probably is using his Harley as a baceball bat (so in human form he can easily lift at least 1 ton; in demonic and high demonic forms his strength is increased).

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Hmm...that monster was really lame.

By the way what exactly has Beowulf lifted/done to put him in the same league as Hulk/Hercules/Thor/Etc?

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Superboy Prime
Hmm...that monster was really lame.

By the way what exactly has Beowulf lifted/done to put him in the same league as Hulk/Hercules/Thor/Etc?
He's at Thing or Colossus level of strength, not on 100+ class. Of course, his punches aren't comparable to Superman's ones, and he's slow....

Charlotte DeBel
Dante comes out of Leviathan

Swallowing Dante was the most stupid thing flying demonic "whale" did in his life....and apparently the last one. Dante travels from his stomach to the heart and then apparently into the brain (since he comes out through the eye, all stinky and covered in blood). That "trip" is another proof that Dante doesn't need air/oxygen to survive, since it's doubtful that there's habitable for normal humans Earth-like atmosphere inside the Leviathan.
In the end we see some cool gunfighting from Dante&Lady and the reason why Dante calls Mary Lady.
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Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
He's at Thing or Colossus level of strength, not on 100+ class. Of course, his punches aren't comparable to Superman's ones, and he's slow....

In fact, the major evidence of him being somwhere from Class 80 to low Class 100 is his thunderclapping attack aka Tower Projectiles.

Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Nevan
Dante pimpslaps the vampiric goddess (apparently his legendary dad did the same to her 2000 yers ago). I LOVE the moment with pants...sort of "basic instinct" to 99% of males. I don't post the guitar part after the fight as it was already posted there.

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shin_gear
This is going to reach 200 pages by tomorrow at the latest.

Charlotte DeBel
http://www.ntsc-uk.com/features/tqn/TechniqueDMC3/DMC3TechniqueVidNevanBoss.wmv
Gameplay fight with Nevan- Royalguard style (5 Mb vid).
Taken from that Royalguard guide (where you can see another cool examples of that style in use)- http://www.ntsc-uk.com/feature.php?featuretype=tqn&fea=TechniqueDMC3

Dealing with electrified floor attack is also a demonstration of Royal Guard possibility to parry any damage, even environmental one.

http://www.twilightvisions.com/dante/dmc/nevan.htm
List of Nevan's attacks.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by shin_gear
This is going to reach 200 pages by tomorrow at the latest.

200? Don't think so. And sorry for a bit sexist comment to Nevan's intro, if anyone felt offended by that.

shin_gear
I was kidding stick out tongue. Excellent work though. You're respect thread is the greatest so far.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by shin_gear
I was kidding stick out tongue. Excellent work though. You're respect thread is the greatest so far.

Thank you for complimenting me.

Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Griffon (DMC1)

The demonic bird of prey with energy manipulation abilities and unlucky minion of Mundus faces Dante, gets beaten and then gets "reward" from his master.

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The gameplay fight with Griffon (DMD, rank S)
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Fire Ninja
You and Sado seem to make the best threads, when are you going to make a K'Respect thread, though?

[email protected] Out

Charlotte DeBel
Soon, as for now there's a thread on NeoSun comics version of our handsome whitehaired Beast of Prey in Comics RT section.
Maybe next week, if I won't be busy with my studies. By that time I'll put together most of the stuff for that.

Fire Ninja
Ok, cool. smile
[email protected] out

Charlotte DeBel
Back to topic and to Dante

Dante vs Nero Angelo

Dante fights his twin brother, who was corrupted by Mundus and turned into dark demonic knight and a faithful captain of his army. Vergil forgot his human part and calls himself only Nero Angelo (Nelo is a common mistranslation due to the whole r-l issue in Japanese). He's a powerful demon, but eventually gets defeated by his brother who frees his soul. After "freeing" Vergil from his sad fate Dante finally gets Perfect Amulet.

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Charlotte DeBel
When it comes to DMC2, I'm going to partially quote old Dante's RT made by Rewmac.

Originally posted by Rewmac
Let's see Devil May Cry 2
Official Story :

In ancient times, a religion arising somewhere in the Mediterranean Ocean split into many different fractions. Its disciples carried it quickly to western Asia, Europe and North Africa. As time passed, some gods from the various sects were forgotten, others were assimilated into other religions, and others were still shunned as evil.

For one reason or another, the gods all but disappeared. What few people continued worshipping them were branded as heretics. The dissenters were forced to turn their backs on their own homelands in order to continue their beliefs. Venturing farther and farther away, the outcasts eventually found themselves adrift in an unknown land floating on the outskirts of the New World. This was Dumary Island.

Hordes of refugees of different races, beliefs and languages crossed over to the island. The first to arrive followed the seas routes of the old Viking explorers, around the North Pole and through the Pacific Ocean. Following them came runaway slaves seeking sanctuary.

The newcomers all had a single common point- belief in a pagan religion. Tribes that had historically skirmished over old differences running deep in their cultures now lived together peacefully on the same island.

As the generations passed, the former strangers blended together into a single people. Their mix of different languages, ethnic customs and various gods gave birth to totally unique religions.

The gods worshipped by the new blend of people were an ancient family of beings inhabiting a different dimension. They wielded strange powers and existed outside the concepts of right and wrong. Deities that were considered evil or pagan in the old world were, on Dumary Island, simply thought of as "other gods"- there were far too many of them to count. Rites performed in honor of these idols often resembled exorcisms and demon sealing ceremonies.

The priests of these cults were known as "guardians" and were sometimes called upon to protect the gods and their worshippers. Many were the legends of guardians who had borrowed the power of their own gods to defeat enemy gods. One recent tale, only a few hundred years old, told of a great swordsman appearing from "the outside" to aid in exorcizing the most evil gods of all time.

Over the centuries, Dumary Island's success in supporting the worship of unique religions while maintaining its existence out of the mainstream has been nothing short of miraculous. Lately, however, agents of international corporations begun infiltrating the island. Their purpose is to acquire the "special ores" discovered in the island's interior.

On Dumary Island, the people's simple religious piety, as well as the fabulous artifacts buried in the inner mountains, are now in great danger...

Dante in Devil Trigger :
http://www.thegamingonline.com/PS2/Screenshots/Pictures/devilmaycry2_deviltrigger2.jpg

So...

In this episode or so called chapter we learn that Dante's inner demon is stronger than we first thought in chapter one. Here he doesn't use Devil Arms to change to his demonic form: instead he uses medals. This medal is made from 3 pieces. The medal has 3 places to put a stone (amulet with "heart" of particular demon or god inside) in it.

First hole :

Fast flight
or
Increased ground movement speed (Quickheart)

Second hole:
Adds elemental damage to your attack
-Ice
-Fire
-Lightning

Third hole :
-Faster regeneration (Healing Heart)
-Time manipulation (freezes enemies in time when DTing with sword) (Chrono Heart)
-Enhances damage you deal (Offense heart)
http://www.devils-lair.org/dmc2amulets.php

This episode shows us that his powers have grown to surpass even his legendary father. He can change to Super Sparda (high demonic form, sort of "desperate Devil Trigger" which doesn't require any medals/Devil Arms.
In this form he is 100% invulnerable to every demonic magical or physical attack.
Nearly invulnerable to every kind of attack. He also gets a few really powerful attacks (chest blast that instantly kills any enemy, including subbosses/bosses, aura explosion etc., which was described and shown in gameplay a few pages before)

shin_gear
Originally posted by Fire Ninja
You and Sado seem to make the best threads, when are you going to make a K'Respect thread, though?

[email protected] Out What have you done to Emo Emu Ashtar you pig?!

Superboy Prime
Originally posted by Fire Ninja
You and Sado seem to make the best threads, when are you going to make a K'Respect thread, though?

[email protected] Out

uh...What respect thread has Sado made?

Superboy Prime
Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Nevan
Dante pimpslaps the vampiric goddess (apparently his legendary dad did the same to her 2000 yers ago). I LOVE the moment with pants...sort of "basic instinct" to 99% of males. I don't post the guitar part after the fight as it was already posted there.

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Say...when exactly did he pimpslap her in that video?

shin_gear
Originally posted by Superboy Prime
uh...What respect thread has Sado made? http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f100/t464657.html

pwned...

Sol Valentine
Yeah! Where's the pimpin'?

Superboy Prime
Originally posted by shin_gear
http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f100/t464657.html



Thanks.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Superboy Prime
Say...when exactly did he pimpslap her in that video?

Not in that exact, darling, sequence of the videossmile Shin_gear just managed to post inbetween two posts, so he "broke the link".

It seems you feel offended just because of that Dante vs Superman thread long ago...it wasn't good and I agreed that bloodlusted Supes wins.

Superboy Prime
Oh. BTW I didn't mean to bash or anything. I was just hoping to see him pimpslap some ***** lol.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Superboy Prime
Oh. BTW I didn't mean to bash or anything. I was just hoping to see him pimpslap some ***** lol.

I'm sorry. It's 8:57 AM in Eastern Europe timezone, so I've just woken up and got that as a critique.
The pimpslapping (or rather pimpshoting) part is in the video with the guitar on the first page.

Superboy Prime
No problem-a.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Superboy Prime
No problem-a.

As for Beowulf, the thing that he's at least at Thing strength level or low level class 100 (not class 100+ like Hulk, Thor etc) was calculated by:
a)his thunderclapping attack aka Tower Projectiles
b)strength with which he beats Dante into the floor of the tower(regular human would've been nothing but the pulp, but Dante's demonic regeneration deals with that heavy damage instantly).

Superboy Prime
*nod*

Say what's you take on Nero--assuming I got his name right--in DMC4?

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Superboy Prime
*nod*

Say what's you take on Nero--assuming I got his name right--in DMC4?

I don't like Nero, he seems like a second hand (no pun intended) character to my taste.

Aslo there were some sad rumors that DMC4 is the last game in which we are going to see Dante.
There are two things about that game, though:
a)Dante switching between styles on the move is now game mechanics (Dante's "trump card" in the game, while Nero's one is his demonic TK).
b)the ladies (Lady and Trish) are present as Dante's supporting cast (apparently one of the purposes of the anime (which was disappointment in terms of action) was to show that the girls still keep partnership with Dante and work in his agency).

Superboy Prime
I agree. I have no problem with replacing a character...well not if its done right. But damn...he looks just like Dante. So wtf will they replace him for someone that looks just like him? Beats me.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Superboy Prime
I agree. I have no problem with replacing a character...well not if its done right. But damn...he looks just like Dante. So wtf will they replace him for someone that looks just like him? Beats me.

And Nero adds nothing new to the storyline. His hand is cool, but not that ubercool. The only two things I like about the game I've listed in the post above.

By the way, full DMC4 trailer from TGA2007
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Dante is still just as badass if not more badass that his ripoffsmile Though he badly needs a shave...

Superboy Prime
Perhaps we will get to see how badass Dante is from Nero's perspective. Just like in MGS2. We all wanted to play as Snake...but we didn't. Instead we just watched how cool and badass Snake really is while we were controlling the whinning Raiden. That was Hideo Kojima's intention. Though...at least we will still get to play as Dante, so that is a plus. I think Dante being playable was a last minute decision because of fan outroar Nero caused.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Superboy Prime
Perhaps we will get to see how badass Dante is from Nero's perspective. Just like in MGS2. We all wanted to play as Snake...but we didn't. Instead we just watched how cool and badass Snake really is while we were controlling the whinning Raiden. That was Hideo Kojima's intention. Though...at least we will still get to play as Dante, so that is a plus. I think Dante being playable was a last minute decision because of fan outroar Nero caused.

Agree, pretty much agree. At least I hope he gets normal storyline and not the one like Vergil's in DMC3.

Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Arius (DMC2)

Arius is the primary antagonist in Devil May Cry 2. He is an extremely wealthy businessman that owns an international company called Uroboros. He wishes to find the legendary Arcana, artifacts which would allow him to raise the demon Argosax from the demon realm and use that power to control the world. While he is completely human at the outset of the game, he does have access to a variety of powerful magic which allows him to fight against capable demon hunters such as Dante and he is also capable of creating his own demons in a form of his choosing.

He's the one who's responsible for Argosax and Despair Embodied being summoned to the human realm (and apparently the reason why Dante heads to the hell dimension).

Shown gameplay fights are on DMD difficulty level

http://www.devils-lair.org/cutscenes/dmc2/19%20-%20M13%20-%20Start.avi

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Dante vs Argosax the Chaos
Dante fights the high demonic lord with elemental powers of fire who was once a rival to his legendary father.
http://www.devils-lair.org/cutscenes/dmc2/25%20-%20M18%20-%20Start.avi
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Sol Valentine
Argosax matched even Sparda?

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Sol Valentine
Argosax matched even Sparda?

He challenged him, being his equal in terms of the ranks- but got pwned by Dante's dad only to be summoned 2000 years after that so the son and heir of legendary Sparda can repeat the beating on him.

Sol Valentine
I see.

Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Bolverk (DMC2)

Our great demon hunter fights demonic swordsman Bolverk and his two wolves, Friki& Geri.
Provided gameplay fight is DMD difficulty level.
http://www.devils-lair.org/cutscenes/dmc2/10%20-%20M5%20-%20Bulverk%20Appears.avi
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Sol Valentine
LOL Friki gets pwned funnily.

Charlotte DeBel
The list of Dante's enemies in DMC2 includes demon posessed tanks and helicopters.
http://www.devils-lair.org/cutscenes/dmc2/10%20-%20M5%20-%20Infested%20Tank%20Intro.avi
http://www.devils-lair.org/cutscenes/dmc2/11%20-%20M5%20-%20Infested%20Chopper%20Intro.avi

Sol Valentine
Possessed war weapons?

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Sol Valentine
Possessed war weapons?

Dante's nemesis in that game, Arius, is sort of "Doctor Doom of DMCverse"- billionaire with occult knowledge, that's why Dante's rogue gallery in that game is so...odd and sometimes high-tech based.

Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Trimagia (DMC2)

Dante fights sort of avatar of elemental magic itself, concentrating magic of fire, ice and lightning into himself (fighting the elementals of fire/lava clearly shows us that Dante isn't the one to be intimidated by fire breathing dragons, he knows how to deal with that stuff (not to mention that when devil triggered with Ifrit, he sort of turns into demonic embodiment of said element).

In the start of a fight it's three headed monster with each head responsible for each of the elements listed above, then the heads fuse into one.
http://www.devils-lair.org/cutscenes/dmc2/22%20-%20M16%20-%20Trismagia%20Intro.avi

Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Oranguerra (DMC2)

Dante fights demonic enhanced gorilla (reminds me of Ky-Gor or whatever it's pelled from Spawn's rogue gallery)...that superstrong ape isn't true challenge to him.
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Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Arius- in details

In the middle of the fight Arius summons Furiataurus- minotaur-like demon. Dante kills that creature quite easily.

Provided gameplay fight is DMD difficulty level, rank- Showtime.

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Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs Mundus- entire ordeal (DMC1)

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After first fight with Mundus
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Round2 (fight in lava surrounding for those who thinks that lava kills Dante)
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Final round (on Mallet island)
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Dante&Trish perform Jackpot on Mundus banishing him to hell
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All gameplay fights are on hard difficulty level.

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Charlotte DeBel
And now, to those Dante's appearances that don't belong to major DMC storyline.

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

The appearance of Dante in that game is sort of Capcom-approved fanfiction on DMC2 plot, describing Dante's pasttime at the hell realm in the end of DMC2.
The plot in general has almost nothing to do with major DMC storyline, but the thing that the version of Dante used there is the same one as one from DMC2 (including coin and stuff) and Atlus consulted Capcom in terms of the stats of character.
So in terms of stats and powerset it's proved that it's Dante from DMC2, though storyline isn't directly connected to major DMC storyline and non-canon to it (it's sort of Capcom-approved "official" fanfiction on Dante's pasttime in Hell realm). Though if we are going to add that to the chronology, it would be between Dante's and Lucia's endings in DMC2. Though Dante jokes there more than in DMC2, and seems just having fun from everything that happens.

Dante gets hired by mysterious old man who's in realty Lucifer in disguise to hunt down 8 powerful demons guarding keys form hell (Candelbra of Sephiroth), as well as the main character of the game, Demifiend (or rather Demi-emo), a schoolboy granted great demonic powers by Lucifer.
At first Dante's your enemy. He hunts you (Demifiend) down all across Tokyo. He toys with you ("I give you 5 minutes to decide: do you want to end in a coffin...or a dumpster?"wink.
To recruit him in your party you need to kill 8 demonic guardians, then Dante joins you as he wishes to see the end of the show and to get his jackpot (in the end he seems getting it).

Dante is one of the strongest physical fighters avaliable in the game, as well as having good resistance against magical/physical attacks and complete immunity agaist demonic magic such as instant death spells (I'd like to note again that it's the same version of Dante as the one used in DMC2 in terms of stats/design). Though he's good against demons\corrupted angels controlling Amala multiverse (such as Lucifer, Beelzebub and Metatron (the last one is angel, an avatar of god), he's next to useless in the fight with last boss, Kagutsuchi, the light that destroyes the universe and gives birth to the next one (mystical embodiment of Big Bang). Due to Dante's resistance to mystical attacks he doesn't die in the fight, but nothing of his attack can damage that boss so he's basically a waste of slot in that fight, though agaisnt all other bosses on the level he's great and cool and etc.

Dante's stats in that RPG
http://www.twilightvisions.com/images/background/games/nocturnestats.jpg

Dante's appearance (the same design and stats as in DMC2- Atlus designers consulted Capcom on that version of Dante)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Dante_Nocturne.jpg

Dante's first appearance when he hunts down Demifiend (or Demiemo?)
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Recruit Dante in your party
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Dante vs Lucifer (gameplay)
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A trailer featuring Dante
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Charlotte DeBel
DMC/Darkstalkers crossover

Dante appears in Capcom:Fighting Evolution ending of Jedah Dohma, prepared to ruin Jedah's victory.
http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/7482/fightingevolutionjedahah0.th.jpg

The Mugen version of the fight
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shin_gear
LOL Jedah got pwned stick out tongue

You know you want to see some Dante on K' action...313

Dante rules.

Charlotte DeBel
Dante\Mortal Combat crossover

Notice that Dante's style of h2h combat when equipped with Ifrit greatly reminds K's one. There's no wonder since they both use personalized Jeet Kune Do style (there's lots of similiarities between K's moveset and Dante's moveset when equipped Ifrit or Beowulf: Straight-Heat Drive; Tornado- Heaven Drive; Rising Dragon- Crow Bite etc).

Dante vs Kano
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Dante vs Sub-Zero
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Fire Ninja
Hold on there, Dante's moveset with the Beo-wolf originates from street fighter. Rising Dragon=Shinryuken, Real Impact=Shin-Shoryu-ken, etc. He even has Chun-li's Houyouko-Sen. I don't see how it can be similiar to K'.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Fire Ninja
Hold on there, Dante's moveset with the Beo-wolf originates from street fighter. Rising Dragon=Shinryuken, Real Impact=Shin-Shoryu-ken, etc. He even has Chun-li's Houyouko-Sen. I don't see how it can be similiar to K'.

Well, I'm going to explain. Both our whitehaired beauties are said to use "the personalized version of Jeet Kune Do" (though it's based on moveset observation, fighting styles of both of them were never named in the profile). So there's bound to be some similarities in moveset which we can observe.
Though Dante is a Capcom character, and his moveset was based on Capcom "fireball-uppercut" type characters, not on SNK ones, obviously.

Charlotte DeBel
Funny DMC3 video. Dante in the role of Zidane (or another world class soccer player- insert your favourite one)smile He shoots, he scores!

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Charlotte DeBel
Dante vs God Rugal (Mugen)

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shin_gear
That video would break TricksterPriest's heart.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by shin_gear
That video would break TricksterPriest's heart.

Maybe...

Rascaduanok
Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
Funny DMC3 video. Dante in the role of Zidane (or another world class soccer player- insert your favourite one)smile He shoots, he scores!

TxX8_o_Dg40 One of those rare cutscenes in the game where Dante dresses exactly in the costume that you yourself pick (instead of his default one in many such sequences).

Charlotte DeBel
DMC3- mission 12
Dante with haywire NeoGenerator (the mission with that item shows us that Dante can resist soulsuck for limited period of time (aproximately 10 minutes), so soul affecting weapons aren't instant kill against him.

Shown gameplay videos are made by Pokey

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grey fox
Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
DMC3- mission 12
Dante with haywire NeoGenerator (the mission with that item shows us that Dante can resist soulsuck for limited period of time (aproximately 10 minutes), so soul affecting weapons aren't instant kill against him.

Shown gameplay videos are made by Pokey

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Take THAT LoK fanboys !

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by grey fox
Take THAT LoK fanboys !

They have seen that, but sadly that didn't stop them, they started arguing that the devise sucking Dante's soul there is nothing compared to Kain's soul affecting spells &Soul Reaver (though Soul Reaver is a great weapon, but Kain isn't creative warrior but rather a cunning warlord).
10 minutes time limit is the time in which you die from soul suck in that mission when you just stand and do nothing (proved experimentally).

At least there was proven than Dante in DMC2 is pretty much immune to "instant death" spells\dark magic (that immunity was stated in SMT:Nocturne, which, while isn't directly canon to DMC series, is sort of a "Capcom-approved" fanfiction for DMC2 and the stats&powerset of Dante used there are the same as the ones from DMC2- Atlus designers consulted Capcom on that) , so Tarot\Implode\Blood Gout\Blood Shower most probably won't work on him.

Burning thought
its not but it cannot be proved, what can be proved is that Dante is extremely weak by touching it for several seconds...and it gives him power, sadly the Reaver A: is likely to blast dante into halves if implaled through him, if not causing an incredibly wound at the same time as causing that weakened effect if its disregarded that the reaver would be stronger.

10 minutes with infnite Devil energies that the orb gives, and in gameplay

no one apart from the developes decide what line of magic/powers the blood gout and soul death lists in....simply putting dark magic over them is unfair to them since they are never stated as such, for example in another game Soul death could be called "spirit" magic..in which case is not dark...at the same time blood gout is "blood magic"...in another could be using Dark energy as a weapon is only named dark magic, not all spells of necromacy/blood

Charlotte DeBel
The immunity of Dante to "instant death" spells (which are Kain's Tarot & Implode) was officially stated. As for Bllod Gout\Blood Shower...a vampire tried to suck Dante's blood in second (IIRC) chapter of DMC3 canon manga, and failed (it did hardly anything to Dante).
Also high demonic aura (which comes with unlockable DT) is canon (see Dante awakening his high demonic power before first fight with Mundus in DMC1), and DT limitations are gameplay for the most part (regarding Dante being in his human form in most cutscenes it most probably CIS given Dante's attitude towards demons, and that also shows that he can endure the attacks of most bosses even in his human form).
Though those blood-draining spells (assuming they connect since blood magic belongs to dark/demonic magic according to some classifications (in DMC3 vampires and demons are connected, so vampiric magic in DMCverse is close to demonic magic to which Dante is proven to be immune)) would definetely weaken Dante for a couple of seconds.

Charlotte DeBel
DMC4- new Devil Arms
In DMC 4, Dante shows off a new Devil Arm- a Gilgamesh set of gauntlets&greaves. In combat they are a bit like Beowulf/Ifrit, but have a new aspect- in fact, that's Witchblade-style shapeshifting weapon, which can turn into sort of body armour (including facial mask) when Swordmaster style is used, which can be seen in trailer posted a few pages ago.

http://www.jeux-france.com/Webmasters/Images/5718620070927_100517_0_big.jpg
http://www.jeux-france.com/images9_4_22001.html

shin_gear
SWEEET. shockyes

Burning thought
Originally posted by shin_gear
SWEEET. shockyes
co-signed

Charlotte DeBel
In terms of elements Gilgamesh gauntlets are going combine the ones of Beowulf and Ifrit, using both light and fire elements (according to some sourses, which might or might not be final decision of the developers). It's going to be cool in game.

Dante's default sword in 4th game is going to be Rebellion. I hope than more information on new Devil Arms for Dante will be announced soon.

Burning thought
it sounds great this DMC 4, however the dispointment to me is that its going ot be on PS 3 isnt it whch i wont be getting so ill have to just hear about how good it is sad Although, they made a PC version of DMC 3 and made it special edition, it came out before the ps2 special editon i think, but regardless mayve ill be in luck

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Burning thought
it sounds great this DMC 4, however the dispointment to me is that its going ot be on PS 3 isnt it whch i wont be getting so ill have to just hear about how good it is sad Although, they made a PC version of DMC 3 and made it special edition, it came out before the ps2 special editon i think, but regardless mayve ill be in luck

They are going to release DMC4 on PC as well, AFAIK.

Burning thought
Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
They are going to release DMC4 on PC as well, AFAIK.

ahh wonderful

so is Nero Dantes son, i heard somewhere that he is? is he as good as Dante in battle?

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Burning thought
ahh wonderful

so is Nero Dantes son, i heard somewhere that he is? is he as good as Dante in battle?

Nero is someone Capcom shoves down us throats. Nero can't be Dante's son since Dante is in his mid-30ies in that game.
He posesses sort of telekinesis with his right demonic arm (Devil Bringer) which is going to develop into more demonic povers during the game (new powers will be added in DMC3 style- by killing the bosses, Dante will get new Devil Arms in that way).
While Nero's not Dante son, he's connected to Sparda family in some way. There are two main theories about who's Nero:
1. Nero is the incarnation of Sparda Sr. (and ironically, he's adopted by members of order who worship Sparda as a god (and that cult is irritates Dante, Lady and Trish big time so they're going to end that "crazy spectacle" once and forever)).
2-more playsible. Nero is posessed by spirit of Vergil, who was disembodied after Dante "freed" Nero Angelo in DMC1 (cronologically DMC4 is after DMC1 but before DMC2). That explains why Nero behaves much like Vergil (though he still has his own will, for example, he uses revolver named Blue Rose while Vergil hates to use guns).

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Nero gets much "talking up" by Capcom, but there's also sad rumours that DMC4 is the last game where we're going to see Dante.
Is Nero a Raiden of DMCverse?

As I've mentioned before, DMC4 is going to feature Lady& Trish.
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Burning thought
i dont like Lady much, but trish is luffly

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
And Nero adds nothing new to the storyline. His hand is cool, but not that ubercool. The only two things I like about the game I've listed in the post above.

By the way, full DMC4 trailer from TGA2007
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Dante is still just as badass if not more badass that his ripoffsmile Though he badly needs a shave...

Notice that in the trailer Dante gets eaten by that dragon-like liana/liana-like dragon and kills him from inside (another proff that Dante can survive well in hostile/airless environments. Probably he gets "living" Gilgamesh weapon after defeating that boss.

Sol Valentine
Lady is hot!!!!!!!

shin_gear
These probably have been posted before, but some of the videos' sequences seem to differ a bit so I'll just post these anyway. w00t
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The longest trailer I believe that expands greatly on the second videoh798D1Nrgvo---

I. Need. This. Game. shockyes

Charlotte DeBel
I've posted only the one trailer.

Charlotte DeBel
Originally posted by Burning thought
its not but it cannot be proved, what can be proved is that Dante is extremely weak by touching it for several seconds...and it gives him power, sadly the Reaver A: is likely to blast dante into halves if implaled through him, if not causing an incredibly wound at the same time as causing that weakened effect if its disregarded that the reaver would be stronger.

10 minutes with infnite Devil energies that the orb gives, and in gameplay

no one apart from the developes decide what line of magic/powers the blood gout and soul death lists in....simply putting dark magic over them is unfair to them since they are never stated as such, for example in another game Soul death could be called "spirit" magic..in which case is not dark...at the same time blood gout is "blood magic"...in another could be using Dark energy as a weapon is only named dark magic, not all spells of necromacy/blood

It gives a power in exchange to one's soul, so even with "unlimited devil energies" (which Dante canonically gets in the end of DMC1, in DMC3 his DT is limited even storylinewise since he's still young&unexperienced; in canon storyline high demonic aura (the one that comes with costumes with unlimited DT) appears in the end of DMC1 when Dante discovers power of high demonic lord inside himself and becomes legitimate heir of his father's true power) it's a feat. Powered up young Dante is comparable to Dante at his prime (end of DMC1-DMC2), so no matter how you cut it, resistance is still resistance. Soul sucking weapons don't kill him instantly, neither they one-shot him (though the resistance is pretty much limited).

Burning thought
Originally posted by Charlotte DeBel
It gives a power in exchange to one's soul, so even with "unlimited devil energies" (which Dante canonically gets in the end of DMC1, in DMC3 his DT is limited even storylinewise since he's still young&unexperienced; in canon storyline high demonic aura (the one that comes with costumes with unlimited DT) appears in the end of DMC1 when Dante discovers power of high demonic lord inside himself and becomes legitimate heir of his father's true power) it's a feat. Powered up young Dante is comparable to Dante at his prime (end of DMC1-DMC2), so no matter how you cut it, resistance is still resistance. Soul sucking weapons don't kill him instantly, neither they one-shot him (though the resistance is pretty much limited).

his never shown "unlimited" DT, both in gameplay and in the cutscene hes shown to lose his DT, like when mundus launches the 3 shards into him at the end of flight combat (immunity to dark magic? stick out tongue ) he falls and loses his DT powers in the cutscene itself, not to menstion he doesnt have it in the scenes afterwards when hes escaping, meaning either his power is infnite in the hells OR he just had an enormous boost of power when he first did it, and then slowly loses it after he leaves the mundus battle (and please dont say he come out of DT himself for fun because he enjoys it more, he was deadly serious and no jokes guy at the end wink )

but still as it shows, he may have resistence to the orb, but it gave him power and weakened him greatly to succumbing to the floor, so id give him resitence, but not to any great deal, especially with the orb giving him his power. but anyway no worries

Charlotte DeBel
Immunity to dark magic appears in official stats of DMC2 Dante (Super Sparda form, though it's gameplay) and is carried to official stats of Dante in SMT:Nocturne (where the designers used DMC2 version of Dante and consulted with Capcom on stats and stuff). The scan of stats are in page six of that thread.
In first fight with Mundus Dante suffers from what can be called "too much power"- he uses his power of high demonic lord for the first time. When he was properly stimulated(i.e. when Trish got wounded by Mundus), deflection of spells worked just well, but in actual combat for the first time he managed to use that power well, but not well enough.

Charlotte DeBel
DMC1- Bangle of Time
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In the first DMC you can get time manipulation powers by defeating a dragon in mission 21 (the description is here. So Dante has time manipulation in all three games of the series (Bangle of Time, Chronoheart, Quicksilver).

Nero Angelo and Mundus are immune to Bangle of Time power (Nero Angelo is immune only in his ultimate form, though, and it works on regular enemies/ subbosses just fine). That's omnidirectional time anomaly (like DMC3), not directed like in DMC2.

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