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A mercenary/investigator that specializes in paranormal cases. He is primarily concerned with hunting demons.
Dante is the son of the legendary dark knight Sparda, a demon who over 2000 years ago turned and rebelled against his own kind in order to protect the human world. Sparda defeated the prince of darkness Mundus and sent him and his demon army back to the demon world. Sparda then closed the gate between the two worlds. After that, the story of Dante’s father is unknown, for 2000 years the events of his life remains some what of a mystery. It has been said that he ruled over the humans but there has yet to be enough evidence to support this claim. Dante’s mother was called Eva, a woman who fell in love with the Sparda.
Eventually giving birth to Dante and his older twin brother Vergil. Dante’s life with his father was only short, as Sparda disappeared and died. After that Dante and Vergil both received a gift from there mother.
Each gained half of Sparda’s amulet, the same one used to seal the gate between the human world, and the demon world. Sometime after that event, Dante and his family was attacked by a group of demons, implied to have been sent by Mundus. Eva was killed during the attack and Vergil went missing.
The Devil May Cry Manga takes place roughly one year before the events of the Devil May Cry 3 video game, it detail’s the events leading up to that game, such as what Dante was doing after the death of his mother, how the feud between him and Vergil started and How Vergil came to form an alliance with the mysterious Arkham. It is also the first time when Dante’s demonic power began awakening. The Manga is split up into three parts.
Although only two have been released. The first part is called Code 1: Dante. The Manga opens with a man called Enzo, who is responsible for finding Dante work. Dante is offered $4,000,000 by Enzo to save a girl. Not interested, Dante tells Enzo to leave but later on goes to look for him, to accept the job. Dante manages to find Enzo inside a brothel, just in time to save him from a demon attack. The chapter then skips to Vergil and Arkham before going back to Dante, who is standing outside what looks to be a deserted mansion. Dante enters the mansion through the second floor window, showing his incredible agility and balance. As he enters Dante finds the young sitting in a chair. As he goes to help reveals herself to be a demon and attacks Dante.
Dante kills the demon and determines that it was not the real. Dante then finds a picture of a young Mary, a woman who would play a big part in his future. Dante is then led to the true by a possessed doll named Rabi. As the bell tolls and team time s announced by Rabi. Dante meets a demon who resembles the mad hatter who says that is his and he will not give her back. The scene is like something from a horror version of in Wonderland. Dante then has brief talk with another demon whose head is resting on a platter. Dante proceeds to kill the demon. The mad hatter and Rabi tell Dante of Vergil’s return but when he shoots at them it is revealed to be an illusion. Dante then kills a cat like demon before Rabi reveals it was him who hired Dante to see the son of Sparda in action.
’s demon form is shown after she turns into a young woman but Dante manages to reverse this. Dante then passes Vergil in the hall as he leaves but fails to notice his brother, until he disappears. Dante then I shown shooting at Enzo for spending his share of the money. After that the Manga shows Dante to be dreaming about the event where his mother was killed. After waking up, Dante takes his equipment and leaves his office.
Chapter 2 is called Vergil and opens up with that character. Dante is not seen again until, volume 2 chapter 7, where he is shown taking out a group of demons with ease. Dante then visits a bar where the bartender tells Dante of the deaths that Vergil has been causing. Dante while eating a pizza is asked by Enzo t take on a job, but he refuses and leaves. As Dante is heading home, he yet again comes under attack but easily deals with the demons. As Dante is in his shop, with Lady hiding in the bathroom, he is attacked by Alice who steals his amulet and runs off.
Dante is next shown entering a church where he once again meets the mad hatter demon. After a brief conversation the floor gives way and crumbles. Dante falls to the basement where he is surrounded by blood and bones. Dante while in the basement meets one of the demon statues that attacks and seriously injures Dante. Dante escapes by awakening his demonic power for the first time, becoming faster and stronger. The mad hatter then tries to get Dante to give the demon a name but Dante is having none of it a pulls out his gun, but before any action can take place Vergil shows up. Vergil then gives the demon a name which is Sloth. The two brothers have a conversation, where Dante believed his brother to be dead. Vergil shows Dante his half of the amulet which angers Dante to attack. Vergil easily takes care of his younger brother but returns the amulet saying he can take it at anytime he wants.