Dante is the Legendary Devil Hunter, and one of the Sons of Sparda, being main protagonist in the Devil May Cry game series and also part of the characters roster on Project ✕ Zone and Project ✕ Zone 2.
He lives and works in Redgrave City, his shop being named "Devil May Cry" . His main weapons are his dual pistols Ebony and Ivory, and his sword Rebellion. Although he favors his Devil killing trio of weapons, he has wielded several other weapons, including the Lightning Dragon Sword Alastor, and the Devil Sword Force Edge/Sparda, another sword that belonged to his father like the Rebellion and Yamato.
Dante is a cambion (half demon, half human) being the son of the human woman Eva and the Demon Knight Sparda, along with his twin brother Vergil. He is a lone Demon Hunter who works through privately paid contracts, and deals with the supernatural practically every day of his life. When in hiding he went under the alias Tony Redgrave, and was gifted a keepsake from his father, the sword Rebellion, while his brother received the Yamato. The brothers split up, Dante believing Vergil to be dead, and choosing to become a Demon Hunter for hire, believing it to be the only thing he was good at. He chose to name his headquarters shop "Devil May Cry"
Despite his parents being dead, Dante's brother Vergil still lives wondering the earth with his sword. Also, Vergil has a son named Nero, a young devil hunter who started a Mobile Fortuna branch of Dante's business. Dante is usually the only worker at the shop, yet his friends Trish ( full name Beatrice, an electricity demon who resembles his mother), and Lady ( real name Mary, a heterochromic eyed gunslinger), who both show him up and tease him frequently. At a time a young girl name Patty Lowell lived in the shop, but left later. He is usually helped with contracts by a broker named Morrison.
He currently lives in Redgrave City, and operates in the it and the areas surrounding it, and if paid enough will take a job anywhere.
List of appearances
- Devil May Cry
- Devil May Cry 2
- Devil May Cry 3
- Devil May Cry 4
- Devil May Cry 5
- Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
- Project ✕ Zone
- Project ✕ Zone 2
- Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer's Call
- BIOHAZARD 4 (as Tony Redgrave)
- Dante first appeared in Devil May Cry.
- Dante is actually the final version of Tony Redgrave, which is referenced several times through out the Devil May Cry series, the city he lives in being named Redgrave, and it being his alias while in hiding.
- He is paired with Demitri Maximoff in the game.
- He is named after Dante Aligherhi, the author and protagonist of the Divine Comedy.
- His brother Vergil is named after the Roman poet and Dante's guide through the Astral Plane.
- His nephew Nero is named after the Roman Emperor.
- Trish is named after Beatrice from the Divine Comedy, and Lady is named after the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ in the Bible and the one who sent Vergil to guide Dante through Hell and the other Astral Realms in the Divine Comedy.
- Project X Zone 2 (2015 Video Game) Full Cast & Crew. IMDb. Retrieved on 2018-03-28.