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    Vergil (Devil May Cry)

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    "Don't let your kids watch this!" - Robbie Rotten

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    Foolishness, Dante. Foolishness. Might controls everything - and without strength, you cannot protect anything; let alone yourself.
    Gender: Male
    Type: The Alpha and Omega
    Age: Immortal
    Species: Half Human, Half Devil
    Portrayed by: Daniel Southworth (English)
    Hiroaki Hirata (Japanese)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Devil May Cry

    I need more power!-Vergil

    Vergil is the first son of the demon Sparda and human Eva, and the older twin brother of Dante. He is a recurring antagonist in Devil May Cry, the main antagonist of Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (also a playable character in its Special Edition), and the final antagonist of Devil May Cry 5. Following the death of their mother as children, Vergil and Dante go their separate ways, with Vergil rejecting his humanity and embracing his demonic heritage, in contrast with his younger brother's embrace of humanity and initial rejection of the demonic. Stoic and reserved, Vergil displays a willingness to do anything in his quest to obtain the power of his father, Sparda. Suffering defeat in confrontation with Mundus in the secret ending to Devil May Cry 3, he is tortured and transformed into the Black Knight – being encountered in Devil May Cry under the name Nelo Angelo (also alternatively spelled Nero Angelo). After numerous conflicts throughout the game, he is finally defeated by Dante.

    Why He Is The Storm That Is Approaching

    1. While his brother Dante is a man about style, Vergil is the brooding and aloof type that cares about power more than anything. His calm, cool, collected personality is pretty much the opposite compared to his brother.
    2. Vergil has an inferiority complex, and has been a victim to post traumatic stress disorder which shows that not all power hungry villains are generic and cliched. It just needs to be done right. His mother died when he was a little kid and he believed he was too weak to save her, which lead him to become stronger by becoming Arkham's apprentice and betraying him for more power.
      • Whether you liked the DmC: Devil May Cry reboot or not, he still has more charm and likability than the reboot counterpart of his twin brother.
    3. Speaking of Dante, their sibling rivalry is one of the sole reasons why Devil May Cry is an awesome franchise.
    4. As mentioned earlier, Vergil had already suffered a lot in his life: finding out that his mom is already dead, believing that his human self is what makes him weak, wants to get more power, he sees his twin brother as his obstacle, and had been brainwashed to become Mundus' knight.
    5. After being free of Mundus' control, Vergil is now dying, so he went to steal his son Nero's arm, went to his childhood home, stabbed himself with the Yamato, and split himself into V and Urizen to escape his pain, suffering and his weakness.
      • Speaking of V, he has a knack for reading poetry and literature.
    6. Just like his brother and his son, he has his own badass theme.
    7. Lots of memorable dialogue:
      • "Where's your motivation?"
      • "Now I'm a little motivated!"
      • "I need more power!/So this... is... power..."
      • "Defeating you like this has no meaning."
      • "That day... if our positions were switched, would our fates be different? Would I have your life, and you mine?"
      • "If you want it, then you'll have to take it. But you already knew that."
      • "So it is written." (As V)
      • "I have no name. I am, but two days old. Just kidding, you can call me V." (As V)
      • "I shall enlighten you, Dante!" (As Urizen)
      • (After using Judgement Cut) "Ashes To Ashes!"
      • "You think you can stand a chance? Tch."
      • "All things end Dante, even us."
    8. His theme Bury the Light in Devil May Cry 5 is his absolute best, and summarizes Vergil's trauma, experiences, strengths, weaknesses, and hunger for power perfectly.

    Bad Qualities

    1. His design as Urizen was too messy and hard to follow. Fortunately, he looks much cleaner and better when he achieves his true form.
      • V's name made it really obvious that he is the other half of Vergil.
    2. Outside the Special Editions of the games, he's not a playable character.

    DmC: Devil May Cry

    1. While his DmC reboot counterpart is the least unlikable, he's not the smartest nor the strongest compared to the original.
      • He shot Lilith and her demon child in exchange for Kat's life, which didn't really have much impact to their plan, except to spite Mundus.
      • Despite his evil plan in taking over the world to replace Mundus, him explaining it and fighting Dante for disagreeing with him kind of ruins the game's ending and his character.
    2. Besides his sword, his design with a simple black trench coat and black fedora is a tad bit generic.


    • Vergil's name in DMC comes from Publius Vergilius Maro, commonly known as Virgil, a Roman poet, and author of the Aeneid. He is as well a character in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, being a companion to Dante in the epic poem.


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