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Original appearance:

Devil May Cry (2001)

Platform of Origin:

PlayStation 2

Unit Type:



Demitri Maximoff (Project X Zone)
Vergil (Project X Zone 2)

Cross appearances:

Project X Zone
Project X Zone 2

Voice Actor:

Toshiyuki Morikawa

First Chapter Appearance:

Prologue 4 (PXZ)
Chapter 10 (PXZ Joins Party)
Chapter 12 (PXZ2)

—Dante, Project X Zone

Dante (ダンテ Dante?) is the main protagonist of the Devil May Cry series. Fearless and cocky, he's dedicated to exterminating evil demons and other malevolent beings as a paranormal mercenary, private investigator, and vigilante Devil Hunter.


Dante is the second son of the legendary demon, Sparda, and the human, Eva. His older twin brother is Vergil.

Throughout the series, Dante is shown to be incredibly flippant, casually mouthing off to even the most powerful of demons. He generally enjoys rubbing people the wrong way. While the demon hunter does mature as time goes by, he never really loses his attitude.

Prior to the first Devil May Cry game, Eva gave eight-year-olds Dante and Vergil each a half of a mysterious medallion. Suddenly, his family were attacked by demons. Eva was killed, and though both Vergil and Dante survived, the twins were separated, and Dante believed Vergil to have died. It was from that moment, Dante had sworn to exterminate all the demons to avenge his mother.

At unknown period of time, Dante started a demon-hunting business. From that point onward, he battled numerous demons and even evil humans including the omnipotent demon Mundus, the international businessman Arius, his own brother Vergil (who had gone mad with power for failing to protect his mother) and the corrupted priest Sanctus.

Along the way, he gains several allies such as the beautiful demon Trish, a human devil hunter Lady, and Nero, the main protagonist of the series's fourth game.

Crosspedia Entry[]

Owner of the establishment called "Devil May Cry," Dante makes his living as a Devil Hunter. He has an easygoing, somewhat mocking attitude, but is always on his game.

As a half human and half demon from the bloodline of the Legendary Dark Knight Sparda, he has combat and physical abilities that far outstrip those of a normal human.

These can further be increased through his transformation into his Devil Trigger, which also grants him the power of flight.

In his human form, he skillfully fights with the Rebellion, a sword once used by his father, and two guns called Ebony & Ivory.

Near the start of his career, he took on the massive tower called "Temen-ni-gru," a nest for devils and demons. He eventually halted their dark aspirations to invade the human world.

Project X Zone 2

He eventually halted their dark aspirations to invade the human world. Unlike his older brother, Vergil, who has abandoned his own link to the human world and with whom he continues to struggle, Dante takes pride in his humanity.


In the game, Dante is partnered ironically with Demitri Maximoff, a malevolent vampire and the main anti-hero of Darkstalkers series. He first appears in Prologue 4: The Man The Devils Fear, who is hired by Valkyrie due to recent worlds inastibilities happened in Marvel Land's Pyramid, also that Demitri appears by Morrigan's request asking for Dante's help due the same problem. They soon fight with Toma, Cyrille and Arthur for return Riemsianne to Toma and Cyrille's world. After completing his mission, Dante accompanies Valkyrie to his store for discuss about the payment. Both reappears in Chapter 10: The King of Iron Fist.

For Project X Zone 2, is partnered with his older brother Vergil from Devil May Cry 3. He first appears in Chapter 12: One Big Questionably Happy Family. Dante, armed with his signature weapon, the Rebellion, as well as his dual pistols Ebony and Ivory, a shotgun and Devil Arm guitar Nevan, utilizes most of his attacks from his series such as the Stinger.

Stats at Level 50 (Project X Zone)[]

50 14179 366 341 148 154

Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)[]

99 49089 758 396 271 276

Project X Zone 2 Ultimate Equipment[]

Gear: Sword of Sparda (ATK +313, TEC +40, DEX +40, HP +3000)

Accessory: Perfect Amulet (ATK +20, DEF +248, TEC +10, DEX +10, SP+50)

Attack List[]

Project X Zone Attack List[]

Name Strength XP Rate Effect
Dual Pistols & Dashing Demon Cradle C 6% None
Million Stabs & Bat Spin B 4% Down
Fireworks & Demon Cradle A 3% None
Stinger & Demon Billion B 4% Critical+
Devil Trigger & Midnight Pleasure B 6% None
Special: Jackpot S 100% Cost Stun
MA: Distortion & Demon Blast (2-4 enemies) B 100% Cost


Support: Fireworks & Midnight Bliss C None Stun

Project X Zone 2 Attack List[]

Name Strength Effect
Rainstorm & Stinger B Down
Fireworks & Rapid Slash A None
Round Trip A None
Kalina Ann & High Time A None
Helm Breaker & Summoned Swords C Poison
Special: Double Jackpot S None
MA: Devil Must Die S None
Support: Distortion & Dimension Slash C Poison

Skill List[]

Project X Zone Skill List[]

Skill List XP Cost Target Effect Description
Trickster 20% Self Range +2 A Dante Style that lets him run like the wind
Vampire Dash 15% Self Nullify ZOC Demitri vanishes and then reappears while moving
Gunslinger 15% Self Attack Range +1 A Dante Style that can attack distant enemies
Darkside Master 30% Self Attack +15% Demitri unleashes his full power as a ruler of the dark
Quicksilver Auto (HP under 50%) Self Speed x2 Dante Only

Project X Zone 2 Skill List[]

Name SP Cost Target Effect Description
Trickster 70 Self Move +1 Dante runs like the wind, quickly closing the distance between his foes.
Iaido Stance 20 Self Extends CRT Window Vergil's blazingly-fast iaido stance that never misses a chance to be fatal.
Taunt 50 XP Recovery +30 Dante confidently motions at his foe as he revs himself up for battle.
Helm Breaker 20 Self Nullify Block Vergil's jumping downward slash that cuts right through foe's defense.

Project X Zone 2 Auto Skill List[]

Name CP Cost Activation Rate Effect Description
Gunslinger 0 Start of Turn: 20 or more Enemies remaining Attack Range +1 Dante's stylish, flowing gun strike, aimed at faraway foes.
Dark Slayer 0 After Action: SP 70% or less Nullify ZOC The fallen angel Vergil moves like lightning to stymie foes.
Quicksilver 300 Start of Turn: 50% Extends Cross Freeze Dante controls time to slow down foes, giving him the advantage.
Sharp Gaze 400 Start of Turn: HP 100% or more Doubles ZOC The sheer force of the power-hungry Vergil's aura keeps foes at bay.
Doppelganger 500 Start of Turn: 100% Mirage Cancel XP Cost down 15% Dante's shadow comes to life and pushes foes further back.
Royalguard 600 After Action: Round 7 or lower Nullifies Side and Back Attacks Dante's wall-like defensive pose resists all enemy attacks.
Sword Storm 700 After Action: 100 XP or less HP Counter Vergil conjures a phantom sword that plunges down from above foes' heads.


His theme is a remix of Nelo Angelo's theme from the first Devil May Cry game, Ultraviolet. He also has a remix of Devil May Cry 3's theme Devils Never Cry.

Other appearances[]

Dante also appears in Viewtiful Joe, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, its remake as DLC, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Infinite, and in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC Mii Costume.


List of Quotes - Dante & Demitri Maximoff

List of Quotes - Dante & Vergil

List of Quotes - Dante (Story/PXZ)

List of Quotes - Dante (Story/PXZ2)



  • Dante is the only Devil May Cry playable unit to appear in both Project X Zone games.
  • Dante, Vergil, Lady, Nelo Angelo, Chris, Jill, Leon, Ada, Nemesis, Ustanak, Kiryu, and Majima are the only characters to come from M-Rated games.
  • Dante is the only character in a pair who is paired up another character from his own series in the sequel rather than the first game.
  • Dante, KOS-MOS, Fiora, and Haseo are the only characters in Project X Zone who are lifted from the middle of the plots of their own games.
    • In Dante's case, Chapter 12 of Project X Zone 2 happens during Chapter 4 of Devil May Cry, where Dante confronts Nelo Angelo.
  • Dante is the only character whose franchise receives a boss in the sequel instead of the first game.
    • Valkyrie did too, but she had three bosses in Namco X Capcom, the first Cross entries.
Project X Zone
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa A. - Alisa B. - Arthur - Bahn - Batsu - BlackRose - Bruno - Chris - Chun-Li - Cyrille - Dante - Demitri - Devilotte - Erica - Estelle
Flynn - Frank - Gemini - Haken - Heihachi - Hsien-Ko - Ichiro - Imca - Jill - Jin - Juri - Kaguya - Ken - Kite - Kogoro - KOS-MOS - Kurt
Lady - Leanne - Lindow - Mii - Morrigan - Neneko/Neito - Pai - Reiji - Riela - Rikiya - Ryu - Sakura - Sänger - Saya - Servbots - Soma
T-elos - Toma - Tron - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - X - Xiaomu - Xiaoyu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Rival Characters
Nemesis - Lord Raptor - Jedah - Seth - Vile - Astaroth - Shielder - Selvaria - Aya-me - Ciseaux - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue)
Riemsianne - Coco ★ Tapioca - Skeith - Skeith Zero - Phantom - Vajra - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Meden - Due - Eins - Drei
Non-Playable Characters
Aura - Iris
Project X Zone 2
Playable Characters
Akira - Alisa - Aty - Axel - Captain - Chris - Chrom - Chun-Li - Ciel - Dante - Demitri - Erica - Estelle - Felicia - Fiora - Flynn - Gemini
Goro Majima - Haseo - Heihachi - Hibana - Hotsuma - Ichiro Ogami - Ingrid - Jill - Jin - June - Kage Maru - Kazuma Kiryu - Kazuya - Ken - Kite
KOS-MOS - Leanne - Leon - Ling Xiaoyu - Lucina - Maya - Morrigan - Nana - Natsu - Pai - Phoenix - Reiji - Ryo - Ryu - Sakura - Segata
Strider Hiryu - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - Vergil - X - Xiaomu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
Juri - M. Bison - Nelo Angelo - Nemesis - B.B. Hood - Lord Raptor - Pyron - Sigma - Vile MK-II - Tong Pooh - B. Hayato - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue) - Dural - Aya-me - Ciseaux - Ranmaru - Dokurobo - Shadow - Coco ★ Tapioca - Robot Axel - Unknown - Zagi - Marduk - Vajra - Skeith - Azure Kite - Saya - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Sheath - Nine Nine - Byaku Shin - T-elos - Kamuz - Metal Face
Ustanak - Solo - Shtrom Jr. - Shtrom - Druk - Kurohagane α
Non-Playable Characters
Ada - Aura - Chizuru Urashima - Garigliano - Miyuki - Miles Edgeworth - Otohime - Sylphie - Tarosuke - Tiki