|“||Okay, Naoki. Shall we go pay a visit to the ruler of hell? His servants' heads will make nice souvenirs... The final battle between demons and the army of God... This'll be interesting.||„|
- "A demon hunter who ventured into the Vortex World. He wields his two guns, Ebony and Ivory, along with his trusty sword, Rebellion. It is said that he has the blood of the legendary demon warrior Sparda in him."
- — Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Compendium
Dante is a recruitable guest character from the Devil May Cry franchise, appearing in Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne.
He is only available in the updated release of Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne, titled Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Maniax. In the re-release of Maniax, titled Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Chronicles alongside Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon, Raidou Kuzunoha The XIV replaces Dante as the recruitable character.
Dante is first mentioned in pre-Conception Tokyo, where he is described by a passerby as a "strange foreigner wearing a red cloak and carrying a big sword". After the Conception, he survives, and his role of being a demon slayer comes into light. Dante makes his first formal appearance after the Demi-fiend escapes the Shinjuku Medical Center, where he observes how different Tokyo looks from what he originally heard (according to him, the current state of Tokyo doesn't look like a place where one would get sushi).
Powers and Stats
Tier: Likely 2-A
Origin: Shin Megami Tensei
Age: Over 30 (Based off DMC2 Dante)
Classification: Fiend, Half Demon/Half Human Hybrid, Demon Hunter
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Regeneration (Unknown), Expert Swordsman and Marksman, Elemental Attacks (Lightning, Earth and Force/Wind), Instant Death (With the Almighty attack Stinger), Stat Buffing/Debuffing (Increases enemy strength and decreases enemy defense with Provoke, Removes all debuffs with Holy Star, Increases strength by 1.5 with Son's Oath), Almighty attacks that bypass all defenses, Can kill souls, Can hurt intangible beings
Attack Potency: Likely Multiverse level+ (The most powerful of all the Fiends. Fought with a near end-game Demi-Fiend who already fought and defeated Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel at once, and could have easily one-shot him. Participated in the war against God alongside True Demon Demi-Fiend)
Lifting Strength: Immeasurable
Striking Strength: Likely Multiversal+
Durability: Likely Multiverse level+
Stamina: Likely infinite
Range: Extended melee range. Likely multiversal+ with projectiles.
Standard Equipment: Rebellion, Ebony and Ivory
Intelligence: Very high. An incredibly skilled demon hunter.
Weaknesses: None notable
Note: This version of Dante uses neither Demon Arms nor Devil Trigger.