Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005)
Platform of Origin:
Pair (as Vergil)
First Chapter Appearance:
Vergil (バージル Bājiru?) is a major character in the Devil May Cry series and is a playable character in Project X Zone 2. He first appears as Nelo Angelo, his corrupted Devil Trigger form in the first game, prior chronologically appeared in Devil May Cry 3 as an ordinary Vergil, where he was the final antagonist there. Besides the original Vergil being a playable character, his corrupted DT form, Nelo Angelo appeared as a boss.
It was revealed that the Vergil we saw in this game is a time-displaced version of himself, and quickly join the heroes once he sees his corrupted future-self and realize that his search for absolute power is already at his peak.
Dante's twin older brother and, like him, a demon-human hybrid. Having witnessed his mother's murder at the hands of a demon and experienced the bitter torment of powerlessness, he now dedicates himself exclusively to the pursuit of pure power. Cold and inhumane, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
In his search for power, he climbed to the top of Temen-ni-gru and unsealed the door to the Demon World. There he fought many times against Dante, who seeks to destroy all demons. Since he was chosen to live as a demon, he eschews mortal weapons and refuses to use human-made guns.
A master of the art of iaido, his sword skills are greater than Dante's and in one instant, he can close with his foe and unleash lethal damage.
His them is a remix of "Vergil Battle 3", the theme of the final battle of Dante and Vergil
He appeared as a fighter in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and also made cameo appearances in Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble, SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighter DS, Sengoku Basara 4, and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Vergil's mainstay of attacks come from his Yamato katana, and will also call upon his Summoned Swords and occasionally his own Devil Trigger. He's partnered with his brother Dante.
Stats at Level 99
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)
|Rainstorm & Stinger||B||Down|
|Fireworks & Rapid Slash||A||None|
|Kalina Ann & High Time||A||None|
|Helm Breaker & Summoned Swords||C||Poison|
|Devil Must Die||S||None|
|Distortion & Dimension Slash||C||Poison|
|Trickster||70||Self||Move +1||Dante runs like the wind, quickly closing the distance with 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 foes 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.|
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: XP 100 or less||HP Counter||Vergil conjures a phantom sword that plunges down from above foes' heads.|
- Vergil is the only Devil May Cry newcomer in Project X Zone 2.
- Vergil and Kazuya are the only characters whose corrupted forms are separate bosses.
- Nelo Angelo and Vergil appear concurrently.
- Vergil and Kazuya also share a chain of pairs.
- Vergil is paired with Dante, who is paired with Demitri in the predecessor.
- In Project X Zone 2, Demitri is paired with Morrigan, who is paired with Chun-Li in the predecessor.
- In Project X Zone 2, Chun-Li is paired with Xiaoyu, who is paired with Jin in the predecessor,
- In Project X Zone 2, Jin is paired with Kazuya.
- Vergil, Leon, Natsu, Hotsuma, Kiryu, Majima, Kage Maru, Kazuya and Haseo are the only newcomers who were announced in Project X Zone 2's initial announcement.