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Vergil's appearance in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
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Vergil is a human-demon hybrid and a recurring character in the Devil May Cry series. The elder twin brother of series protagonist Dante, Vergil is a recurring antagonist in the series, being the final boss of Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening and Devil May Cry 5.
Characterization[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Vergil is tall and muscular, with pale skin, sharp blue eyes and gray-white hair. Vergil generally keeps his hair swept back, emphasizing his fierce demeanor. His attire varies somewhat across games, but generally consists of a long coat with three coattails, knee-high boots, and fingerless gloves. Blue has historically been the dominant color in his attire, in contrast to Dante's red.
In DMC3, Dante and Vergil were portrayed as identical twins, having identical facial models. However, in DMC5, Dante and Vergil were modeled using different actors (in the case of Vergil, it was Russian model Maxin Nazarov). When asked about this, director Hideaki Itsuno replied that it was the result of Vergil's extended time in the Demon World.
Personality[edit | edit source]
In many ways, Vergil is the polar opposite of his brother Dante: he is reserved, cold, and embraces his demonic heritage. He is defined by his lust for power and the lengths he will go to obtain it. He has little qualms with slaughtering anyone in his way, and cares little for the suffering caused by his actions. With that in mind, he fights according to his own code of honor. Vergil and Dante's contrasting ideologies lead them to fight one another at every opportunity.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
As the son of the demon knight Sparda, Vergil has a variety of superhuman/supernatural abilities, including enhanced strength, speed, reflexes and durability, regenerative healing, and a demonic form referred to as a "Devil Trigger". His weapon of choice is Yamato, a powerful katana gifted to him by his father Sparda. While Vergil is capable of using guns, he generally avoids using them, as he considers them unworthy of a true warrior.