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Dante, Dante Alighieri(noun)
an Italian poet famous for writing the Divine Comedy that describes a journey through Hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321)
of Italian origin, presumably in honor of the poet.
Dante is a fictional character and the primary protagonist of the Devil May Cry series of video games created and published by Capcom. Dante has been featured as a playable character in all four games in the series. The character also appears in several Devil May Cry novels and manga volumes; and is featured in the 2007 anime TV series. Dante is a mercenary and demon hunter dedicated to exterminating them and other malevolent supernatural foes, a mission he follows in pursuit of those that killed his mother and corrupted his brother. He is the son of Sparda, a demon of great power that rebelled against the demon emperor and defeated his army. As a result of his demonic heritage, he possesses numerous powers beyond that of any human, which he uses in combination with a variety of weapons to accomplish his goals. The character was designed to fit Devil May Cry game designer Hideki Kamiya's vision of a "cool and stylish" man, and his personality was based on the titular character of the manga series Cobra. Dante has been become one of the most popular characters in gaming, having been recognized for his role in the Devil May Cry series and various characteristics that have attracted gamers.
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