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Love That Makes You Cry - Dante (Devil May Cry) - Netflix
Dante (Japanese: ダンテ) is a fictional character and the primary protagonist of the Devil May Cry series created and published by Capcom. In the first four games, Dante is a mercenary, private investigator and demon hunting vigilante 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 and as a result of his 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 also appears in several Devil May Cry novels and manga volumes; and is featured in the 2007 anime television series. A reboot of the series by Ninja Theory features him in an alternate universe as a young adult fighting against demons. Dante has also appeared as a guest character in multiple crossover games. Multiple voice actors have played him across the franchise. Named after the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, 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 title character of the manga series Cobra. Across the series, Dante's portrayal has been modified to appeal to criticism aimed towards his role in the first sequel with Devil May Cry 3 featuring a younger and cockier Dante while Devil May Cry 4 offered an older yet cocky characterization. While Capcom handled the character in the first four games, Ninja Theory was in charge of his persona in the reboot. Dante has 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 such as his cocky attitude. However, Dante's redesign and characterization in the reboot was the subject of controversy amongst gamers as he comes across unlikable in comparison to original one as well as other characters.
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Dante's confident and fearless attitude has gained him widespread popularity. When first introduced, Game Informer described him as “one of the most bad-ass characters around,” citing the contrast between his character and those previously seen in the Resident Evil series. His design and personality received praise from numerous reviews, such as IGN, who referred to him as “a dark antihero kind of guy even a down-in-the-dumps, disgruntled teenager would love.” GameSpy described his appearance as “awe-inspiring to look at”, feeling his attire was reminiscent of Vincent Price. Empire also ranked Dante on their list of the 50 greatest video game characters as 38th, adding Dante is “surely one of the coolest” ones in the history of video gaming. GamesRadar named him “Mister 2001” in their article on the sexiest new characters of the decade, stating that compared to the female characters in Devil May Cry, Dante was the “hottest” of them all, due to his muscular build, hair, his fighting abilities, and his attitude. Dante was ranked third in ScrewAttack's list of the “coolest” video game characters in 2007. GameDaily named him one of their favorite Capcom characters, ranking him seventh and stating that the various aspects of the character made him an “unstoppable force”. GamesRadar also listed him as one of the 25 best new characters of the decade, calling him “unforgettable”, as well as stating that he had set the template for “smartass action heroes”. In 2010, Dante came 23rd in a Famitsu poll featuring the most popular video game characters in Japan. He was also voted by Game Informer as the 13th best character from the 2000s. In 2012, GamesRadar stated that despite Dante's multiple characterizations “he's a guy who you'll always have a hell of a time playing with.” Dante and Trish were also included in The Inquirer's list of the most memorable video game love teams, with comments focused on how the two join forces to defeat their enemies. In 2014, La Nueva España included this “ephebe that exudes testosterone from every pore” among the top ten sexiest video game characters of both genders. Additionally, Dante has also often been compared with the title character from Bayonetta especially in his Devil May Cry 4 persona based on their personalities and actions that made the two of them appealing. Hideki Kamiya, now in PlatinumGames, has stated he was approached about having Sega character Bayonetta included in this game, to which he refused as he wanted Bayonetta and Dante from Devil May Cry to meet “on his own terms”. However, he has stated he has come to regret this decision due to realizing how the fans would have loved the two interacting, and that if there is a Project X Zone 3 he would be all for Bayonetta's inclusion. Reuben Langdon's performance as Dante in Devil May Cry 3 and Devil May Cry 4 received praise by GamesRadar for being the character's best voice actor noting that the two actors did not fit the character well. Prima Games listed his “Flaming Sword Strike” as the 42nd best technique in gaming due to the impact it has on enemy if the move connects. On the other hand, Dante's characterization has often resulted in criticism. In Devil May Cry 2, Dante's cocky attitude was largely absent, which was one of the main criticisms of the game.
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