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).
Beowulf is also a "posterboy" for Royalguard style possibilities due to him being Class 100 brawler.
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
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).
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.
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.