Lady: Are you crying?

Dante: It's only the rain.
Lady: The rain already stopped.
Dante: Devils never cry.

~ Devil May Cry 3 (vg, 2005)

Dante is the main protagonist of the Devil May Cry video game series. He previously fought Bayonetta in the 58th episode of Death Battle, Dante VS Bayonetta, He also appeared in an episode of One Minute Melee where he fought Ragna the Bloodedge from BlazBlue. He also appeared in an episode of DBX where he fought Kratos from God of War.

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far

Battles Royale

With Vergil

Completed Fights

With Vergil

Battle Record

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Battle Record

  • Wins: 12
  • Losses: 3
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents


The Legendary Dark Knight Sparda was renowned throughout the world as the demon that turned his back on his own kind and separated the human world from the demon world. After marrying the human Eva, both Vergil and Dante were born. But then shortly after Sparda disappeared, his life and his younger brother's would be forever changed after watching helplessly as their own mother was murdered by demons.

Left bitter by the event, Dante took it upon himself to hunt down any and all demons that meant harm to humans. He became a demon hunter for hire, taking on any demonic task as long as it pays, though he has made a few occasions when the fate of the world is at stake.

He long despised his demonic heritage, refusing to utilize it, but he has since started to master it.

Death Battle Info (Official)


  • Half-demon, full awesome
  • Mercenary, private investigator, and vigilante
  • Son of Sparda, the Legendary Dark Knight
  • Perpetually drowning in debt
  • Lover of red trench coats
  • Favorite dessert: strawberry sundae

Powers & Abilities

  • Superhuman strength, speed, agility, and durability
  • Healing factor
  • Teleportation
  • Expert marksman
  • Proficiency with any weapon
  • Devil Trigger
    • Transformation which increases all of his attributes


  • Rebellion
    • Magical claymore-style sword
  • Ebony & Ivory
    • Dual semi-auto pistols
  • Yamato
    • Katana capable of slashing through space itself
  • Nevan
    • Demonic guitar with electric powers
  • Pandora
    • Briefcase which becomes 666 different weapons
  • Lucifer
    • Backpack containing unlimited spike projectiles


  • Runs fast enough to catch fire due to air friction
  • Stopped a punch from The Savior with his bare hands
  • Can be stabbed through the heart or shot in the head and brush it off
  • Defeated Vergil, his virtual equal
  • Barely fazed when hit by meteors
  • Has defeated the Underworld's most fearsome demons

Death Battle Info (Fanon)


  • Age: 18 (DMC3 Manga) 19 (DMC3) 28 (DMC1) 29 (DMCA) 38 (DMC4) 48 (DMC Volume 2) 49 (DMC2) ?? (DMCV)
  • Height: N/A
  • Weight: N/A
  • Son of Sparda
  • Half-human, half-demon
  • Demon Hunter
  • Loves pizza and strawberry sundaes

Close-Range Weapons

  • Rebellion
    • Broadsword.
    • Keepsake from Sparda.
    • Can be thrown like a boomerang.
    • is the physical manifestation of Dante’s power.
  • Cerberus
    • Tripartite nunchaku imbued with ice.
    • Can stretch to incredible lengths.
  • Agni & Rudra
    • Twin scimitars, one red and one blue.
    • Hurl fire and tornado-like gusts.
  • Nevan
    • Guitar-like weapon.
    • Summons bats and fires electricity.
  • Gilgamesh
    • Steel gauntlets, grieves, mask, and back armor.
    • Powered by thrusters.
  • Lucifer
    • Metallic backpack-like apparatus.
    • Summons spectral swords.​​​​​​
  • Beowulf
    • Flash gauntlets and greaves.
    • This set boosts Dante's attack and speed.
    • Zodiac & Volcano: Shoots out light projectiles & erupting pillars of light
  • Vendetta
    • Short but wide and heavy sword.
    • It is designed to resemble Death's scythe.
  • Alastor
    • Gives the possessor lightning speed and aerial capabilities.
  • Ifrit
    • A flaming gauntlet that gives the possessor increased powers.
    • The fire from these gauntlets is hotter than magma.
  • Merciless
    • a weak sword designed with snakes engraved on it.


  • True form of his father's dormant sword, Force Edge.
  • Gives Dante a Devil Trigger in the form of the Legendary Dark Knight.
  • Sparda Form:
    • Fires out red rune projectiles.
    • Can transform into a red demonic dragon.
    • Should hold abilities similar to that of Arkham, Sanctus Diabolica & the Saviour.
      • Mutated Body with tentacle minions
      • Energy Barrier
      • Fireballs
      • Lightning
      • Grounded energy waves
      • Rifts, sending energy & electrical orbs. Similar to Agnus' pseudo-hell
      • Destructive beam
  • Powered the Saviour with Kyrie & Nero
  • Rivals that of Mundus' worldly powers & Yamato's dimensional distortion. (As seen in Nero & Sanctus' fight)

Ranged Weapons

  • Ebony & Ivory
  • Coyote-A
    • Shotgun customized for use against demonic enemies.
    • Hits at any range, but most effective up close.
  • Spiral
    • A heavy rifle that fires high penetration rounds.
    • Shots can ricochet off walls.
  • Grenadegun
    • A revolver grenade launcher that fires grenades
  • Artemis
    • Demonic arm cannon-like gun.
  • Nightmare-b
    • Demonic Firearm.
    • Fires reflectable shots.
    • Can be charged with Devil Trigger.
  • Needlegun
    • A special weapon that can only be used while underwater.


  • Devil Arm with 666 forms.
  • Dante has only utilized these seven:
    • Epidemic: Blowgun.
    • Hatred: Bazooka.
    • Revenge: Laser Cannon.
    • Jealousy: Gatling Gun.
    • Argument: Mobile Missile Battery.
    • Grief: Boomerang.
    • Omen: Damages all surrounding enemies with a bright flash.

Amulet Hearts and Other Equipment

  • Aerial Heart: Is a magic stone containing the heart of a demon bird which enables the user to fly.
  • Quick Heart: Is a magic stone containing the heart of a demon beast which enhances the user's ability to run. 10x boost in speed.
  • Flame Heart: Is a magic stone containing the heart of a fierce flame demon which gives the users attacks the flame attribute. Allows Dante to heal from fire damage.
  • Offence Heart: Is a magic stone containing the heart of a battle god which enhances the user's attack power. 2x boost.
  • Healing Heart: Is a magic stone containing the heart of a merciful goddess which, when equipped, enhances the user's regenerative ability.
  • Chrono Heart: Is a magic stone containing the heart of an old god allows the user to slow time while attacking 
  • Bangel of Time: Stops time.
  • Untouchable: The Untouchable is a yellow star-shaped stone. It will render the player invulnerable for a short period of time, while also putting them in a Devil Trigger state. A shield will surround the body, protecting the user from any attack for a certain period. Dante will also be in a Devil Trigger state during this period.
  • Holy Water: The Holy Water is a vial of divinely blessed water. Water of divine blessings. It holds the power to eliminate all the evil that's around you. You can instantly damage all enemies on the screen. This holy water can fend off demons. It severely damages nearby enemies.
  • Smell of Fear: Makes Dante invincible up to 3 hits


Devil Trigger

  • Unleashes near-full potential.
  • Lasts for a limited time.
  • Enables flight and new abilities.
  • Regenerates faster than before.
  • Physical and magical attributes amplified.

Majin Form

  • Fires fireballs.
  • Blasts of light and darkness.
  • Twin red blades protruding from arms.
  • Invulnerable.
  • Can only be activated near death.

Quicksilver Style

  • Sends out a dimensional time-rift wave that slows down your enemies while giving Dante increased speed.
  • Depletes Devil Trigger.

Royalguard Style

  • Block & Release: Can block enemy attacks and dish the damage back.
  • Royal Timing: Blocking attacks at the last second negates all damage and improves the angry energy rate. Releasing with the right timing can deal an even more aggressive strike.
  • Ultimate: Block energy gained can be turned into life energy, healing Dante.
  • Dreadnaught: Transforms out a metallic shell unbreakable to all of DMC4's enemies, even Nero's Yamato strikes. The amount of block energy links to the duration of the armor.

Gunslinger Style

  • Style in which Dante can master different guns and maximize each gun’s technique.
  • Disaster Gauge: With Pandora, Dante can store up Disaster Gauge power with Epidemic, Hatred, Revenge & Jealousy while using it up for more deadly force with Argument, Grief & Omen.

Doppelgänger Style

  • Initiate a dimensional light-rift causing a second shadow version of himself to appear.
  • Uses Devil Trigger energy.

Swordmaster Style

  • Style in which Dante can master different swords and maximize each sword's power.

Trickster Style

  • Dash & Skystar: Emphasizes quick dodges of enemy attacks, grounded and aerial.
  • Flipper: Gives Dante a safer distance away from enemies after being attacked.
  • Wall Hike: Dante can run up walls.
  • Air Trick: Allows Dante to disappear in a blink of an eye as he teleport/speed over wide distances in a split second.


  • Surpassed Sparda in DMC4.
  • Fights a stronger Mundus that is the Void and is confirmed to be stronger than the Original Mundus. Dante easily bodies him in his BASE form. (DMC Volume 2)
  • Able to Defeat and Speed Blitz, Argosax in his BASE FORM.
  • Charging his pistol, was enough to defeat Argosax.
  • Defeated Mundus, Who created a universe via Creator's tweet And is stated, multiple times.
  • Able to solo Sparda level opponents without the help of his father's power by DMC4.
  • Played around the Savior in his base form.
  • Fought and harmed Mundus who is above demons that affect Temporal Distortion and come to the Human world through a rift in Space-time.
  • Dante bypasses the dice mini-game, by slicing the dice into two.
  • Defeats a far more powerful version of Trish in an Alternate Universe.
  • Overpowers Alice with the Majin form. (DMC3 Manga)
  • Oneshotted Abigail who was affecting all of North America.
  • Blocks two magnum shots in mid-air
  • Cuts bullets in half.
  • Dodges a missile (DMC2).
  • Reacts to a rocket.
  • Was smart enough to figure out that Ultron Sigma couldn't use the Soul Stone.
  • Beat Jedah Dohma (Marvel vs. Capcom).
  • Has unlimited ammo using demonic energy
  • Walks off impalements by his own sword..... MULTIPLE TIMES!!!
  • Blocked a punch from the Savior.
  • Wolverine-like Regeneration.


  • Holds back on enemies until deemed worthy.
  • Possesses incredible bad luck.
    • Can't seem to meet any nice girls.
    • Constantly in debt and has trouble paying it.
    • Commonly receives the bill from the work that Lady and Trish do if he works alongside them.
  • Relinquished Yamato to Nero.
  • Regeneration takes longer if drained.


Dante (Devil May Cry) vs. Dante (DmC: Devil May Cry)

  • "I'll admit it, you've got a pretty neat gimmick there. But where are you?" (Upon being taken into Limbo).
  • "I've been in this business for a long time, so how about some professional courtesy, kid?" (To DmC Dante before the fight starts).
  • "Your toys ain't bad... but they're still just pale copies." (To DmC Dante regarding his Rebellion, and Ebony and Ivory).
  • "See? Gave you a haircut. You're welcome." (To DmC Dante after cutting off a few hairs from his head).
  • "You drew first blood, so I guess I'm going to have to start taking this seriously." (To DmC Dante after spitting up blood).
  • "Holding back? The moment I give it my all, you lose." (To DmC Dante about him holding back).
  • "You're a real lady killer, aren't ya, kid?" (To DmC Dante after he cut Nevan in half).
  • "You're the one whose out of his depth, you emo fuck!" (To DmC Dante while in Devil Trigger).
  • "Nephelim, eh kid? Explains how you got me earlier." (To DmC Dante upon realizing his lineage).



  • Dante's design was partially copied of Leon Kennedy, as Devil May Cry began as a beta concept of Resident Evil 4 before becoming its own game.