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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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From the trailers so far, new dante and old dante both act quite cocky, confident and childish (regarding their humor) Which is perfect for the ridiculous combat they end up participating in. If you want a REAL good look at a REAListic game with realistic fashion, check out street sweeper simulator. Suuuper rad..
i still like the japanese style better..i aint feeling this new devil may cry game...compared to other games this studio made, this one is grafically not to par and the game play is weird. wait and see...
The new Dante just looks like a wussy boy band member. Much better than the old "how could you possibly think I'm gay" Dante. Seriously, 99 percent of anime men could be women. This wasn't always the case but the line is gone now. Plus, the women are all rehashes of stereotypic anime design. Capcom has no originality.
I like this article, it was funny
Kat looks like she accidentally stumbled into All Points Bulletin on her way to the next Devil May Cry game.
I hate new Virgil's coat with a fiery, hulk-fisted passion. At first glance it just looks like a really tacky pea coat, but then you notice the back. I was convinced it was a cape at first, but no. It just has a weird flap in the back, and only in the back, that looks like the inside of a heavy winter coat. It's like someone tried to use the concept behind the mullet to design a clothes.
That's definitely a pocket-watch chain not a wallet chain on Vergil....who the eff keeps their wallet in their front pocket? Well I'm sure quite a few people do but honestly you can tell it's for a watch of some sort. Either way I love the new designs of the characters, I thought the designs from the old Devil May Cry games were cheesy as all get out. I mean they're still not the best but WAY better than the old Dante/Nero/Vergil ones. Old Vergil looks like a weird asian gaucho, and old Dante looks like borrows stuff out of Brett Michaels closet.
You used my two least favorite looks of Dante to compare to one another. What about the crushed red velvet suit he wore in the first game?
Honestly, I DON'T like the DMC 4 Dante design. I prefer his look from DMC 3. And yes, new Vergil is awful. Thanks to you, every time I see him I'll be thinking of the Joker. Hell, I'm probably gonna dub Mark Hamill over his voice :)
that was a delightful read, thanks for making my morning so enjoyable
LMFAO.... Just LMFAO
Hehe I actually dig Vergil's new look but this was still a very entertaining read. And ya I agree about the female characters....Good lord almighty you'd see less skin in a strip club.
Am I the only person that thinks Kat looks like jailbait?
Why do people think he's "emo-fied" he looks much less "emo" now.
>Talking *** of old Dante
hahahahaha stopped reading there and lost all respect
The new Dante is a boss. I don't see why every one hates on him all the time. He's WAY more badass than the old Dante in my opinion.