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The Internet raged when Ninja Theory revealed its
younger, emo-fied version of Devil May Cry's demon-hunting protagonist. But is
the new Dante really less chic than the old one – or any other character in the
series? Join us as we rate the fashion sense of Devil May Cry's characters.
I'm not a huge Devil May Cry expert, but I am an
expert at assessing video game characters. My stunning insight into the
characters of The Witcher prepared gamers for CD Projekt Red's sequel, and
my analysis of Soul Calibur's characters provided Namco Bandai with better
backstories for Soul Calibur V (which they still haven't used, but whatever). Now I'm evaluating the fashion
sense of Devil May Cry characters. Easy peasy.
Analysis: I'm all for hating on
characters, but I don't see a whole lot wrong with the new Dante. Granted, he might
be a little skinny for a demon hunter – but he also has flaming Hulk fists. That
makes up for looking like he could start his own boy band. I'd lose the Union
Jack patch, though; it's more entitled hipster than half-demon vigilante.
Fashion Rating: Flaming Hulk hands
are always fashionable.
Analysis: So this is what fans miss, huh? First of all, cows don't wear
this much leather. Dante's wearing leather chaps over what look like leather
pants, a full-length leather coat, and leather gloves. His shirt looks like it
might be leather too, and it's apparently being held on by three seat belts.
Someone also needs to tell Dante that only cowboys wear oversized belt buckles,
and I'm pretty sure they only wear them to prevent getting shot in the crotch.
Fashion Rating: Dante's white hair gives him a distinguished look – which
is immediately ruined by the gaudy Vegas rodeo getup. Also, no Hulk hands.
Analysis: What? How is this not Dante? All he did was trade his leather in
for denim. White hair? Check. Giant sword? Check. Useless buckles? Check. He's
even got a demon hand, for crying out loud. Is this one of those Clark
Kent/Superman deals? Does Dante become Nero when he parts his hair on the other
side of his head?
Fashion Rating: Nero's fashion sense is just as bad as Dante – probably
because he's clearly Dante.
Analysis: The old Vergil might be the most stylish male character of the
Devil May Cry series. He's still wearing a lot of leather like his younger
brother Dante, but he manages to make it look classy. His jacket even matches the
color of his eyes; I'm guessing he's a real hit with the ladies. Unlike Dante – who's clearly overcompensating for something – Vergil uses a normal-sized,
rather plain-looking sword. It still has super demon powers; Vergil just doesn't
have to flaunt it.
Fashion Rating: Still too many buckles and button flaps, but otherwise not
Analysis: Forget Dante's makeover; Vergil fans are the ones who should be
upset by his new look. He's gone completely overboard with his attempt to be
fashionable. First off, his jacket appears to be made out of black velvet,
which we all know should only be used for Elvis paintings. Second, what does a
half-demon badass need a wallet chain for? I bet he doesn't even have a wallet,
and if he does there's probably nothing in it. Third, the Joker called and
wants his pants back.
Fashion Rating: You know you've gone
too far when you're wearing powder blue women's gloves.
Coming Up Next: The leading ladies of Devil May Cry...
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Please write articles like this more often, they're great!
I'd lose the Union Jack patch, though; it's more entitled hipster than half-demon vigilante.
Sounds like a xenophobic loser talking to me. Yeah, game journalists aren't encouraged to support new triple A games *wink*.
None of them are wearing armor. The new Dante is barely wearing a wife beater. Still I love how we focus on the woman. Oh wait Dante is wearing a necklace.. that counts right?
P.S. I just have the say.. comment section wow. Can we get an upgrade or keeping in the rpg convention; level up please Game Informer?
those hulk hands look...strange. in my opinion.
I love these features that you do Jeff! Extremely funny!
You might as well get a job in the fashion industry now. Top notch evaluations of the DMC characters.
Way to take a topic you know nothing about and try to do something with it, both the DmC outrage and fashion.
Lady...I happen to like her character design. Kat as well. Hmmm...I'm starting to see a reason to why. XD
Comedy gold, Jeff. Never played a DMC game, but the fashion critiques are spot on. How on earth do you fight in that much tight leather?! For me, it'd bunch up and give me a wedgy for half the game. Seems like there are no true pious ladies in DMC either. . .
I bet the zippers are also made out of Leather
Yeah, I don't know how you can really explain why the demon hunters are wearing as little clothing as they are. If they're cocky, sure. They wouldn't really care what they're wearing--especially the ones who don't like wearing clothing. But if not, they really should have some kind of bad-A armor. Oh, and someone needs to work on clothing style.
I love the DMC series (including the drab DMC 2) and I think both Dante and Vergil's makeovers are hella cool. F*ck it, I'm gonna play the demo again!
Cant wait to play DMC !