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Nero Devil Trigger

From that day forth... my arm changed... and a voice echoed "Power! Give me more power!" and if I become a demon, so be it... I'll endure the exile... anything... to protect her!
~ Nero referring to Kyrie


Nero is the main protagonist in the fourth installment of the Devil May Cry series. He's also proved to be Vergil's son. Nero serves as a Holy Knight in the Order of the Sword, a religious group that worships Sparda and fights to protect the world from demons. Kyrie is the childhood friend of Nero, who he shares a strong romantic bond with; this romance plays a major part in driving Nero throughout the events of Devil May Cry 4.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 7-C | High 7-C | At least High 7-C, likely higher

Name: Nero

Origin: Devil May Cry

Gender: Male

Age: 16-17 (according to the novel), otherwise teens

Classification: Human, Former Member of The Order of the Sword, Devil Hunter, Quarter Demon

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Adept Hand-to-Hand Combatant, Expert Swordsman and Marksman, Can use his Devil Bringer to grab nearby enemies, Demonic Energy Manipulation | The same but greater, Regeneration (Low-Mid), Can summon phantom swords and a spirit which mimics Nero's movements and attacks with Yamato, as well as amplify his physical characteristics, Energy Projection | The same but stronger along with Durability Negation with Yamato's Spatial Manipulation

Attack Potency: Large Town level (Is on par with DMC3 Dante, can fight demons such as Berial and win) | Large Town level (Stronger than before) | At least Large Town level, likely higher (Defeated Sanctus Diabolica, who had a portion of Sparda's power); his attacks tend to ignore conventional durability

Speed: High Hypersonic with Massively Hypersonic+ Combat Speed and Reactions (Is as fast as DMC3 Dante) | High Hypersonic with Massively Hypersonic+ Combat Speed and Reactions | High Hypersonic with Massively Hypersonic+ Combat Speed and Reactions

Lifting Strength: Class M (Was able to lift demons like Berial and Bael) | Class M | Class M

Striking Strength: Large Town Class | Large Town Class | At least Large Town Class, likely higher

Durability: Large Town level (Blocked Dante's Stinger move with his Devil Bringer, although he was holding back slightly) | Large Town level | At least Large Town level, likely higher (Endured attacks from Sanctus)

Stamina: Very high (Fought a handful of high-level demons and still had enough strength to fight Sanctus)

Range: Standard melee range. Extended melee range with weapons. Can reach up to tens of meters with Blue Rose (Cue Smith and Wesson Model 500 characteristics) and with Devil Bringer.

Standard Equipment: Red Queen, Blue Rose and his Devil Bringer arm | Red Queen, Blue Rose, Devil Bringer and Yamato | Same

Intelligence: Skilled swordsman and marksman, likely average academically-wise.

Weaknesses: Nero is short-tempered and can be provoked quite easily. | All the same but with the lack of skill with Yamato added. Devil Trigger's duration is limited. | All the same.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

Pre-Devil Trigger Nero

  • Red Queen
  • Blue Rose
  • Red Queen: Nero's signature weapon, modeled after German Großes Messer (en. Great Sword) and customized with motorcycle-like gear shift, which, when pulled, sprays a flammable propellant across the sword and opponent, increasing the power of it's strikes. This system is known as "Exceed". It's also strong enough for Nero to be able to use it as a jet. This and few other modifications make Red Queen nearly impossible for anyone but Nero to wield.
  • Blue Rose: Heavily modified version of Smith and Wesson Model 500, crafted by Nero himself. Capable of shooting 2 bullets with one pull of the trigger. The differences are:
    • 6-shot cylinder as opposed to it's origin's original 5-shot cylinder.
    • Extra barrel underneath allowing for a double shot.
    • Got targeting sights, and porting on each barrel to reduce recoil and muzzle flip.
    • There's also a split-lag between first and second bullets. Thanks to that, the first bullet breaks the enemy's armor while the second pierces through the damaged surface and inflicts actual damage.
    • Blue Rose also has the ability to shoot one bullet at a time.
    • It's shots can also be charged with demonic energy for a higher damage input.
  • Devil Bringer
  • Devil Bringer: Nero's right arm, manifestation of his demonic power. Can manifest through it's larger spectral version. Devil Bringer can be used for lifting, striking and throwing objects way larger than Nero. It's is also able to pull objects towards it's owner, or Nero towards them instead. Proved to be highly durable which, combined with its strength, can be very useful for blocking enemy attacks.

Post-Devil Trigger Nero

  • Yamato
  • Yamato: Sharper and dark-forged variation of katana. Can cut through anything, even the very fabric of space itself. Despite of it's power, Nero is not able to reveal it's full potential at the moment, but he's still managed to awake his own Devil Trigger. It allows him to summon and fire phantom swords, as well as a spectral demon avatar which mimics Nero's movements and attacks with Yamato. In that state, Nero's physical characteristics and healing factor are also amplified. 

Key: Pre-Devil Trigger NeroPost-Devil Trigger Nero | End of Game Nero

Note: Not to be confused with Fate/Extra character of the same name.


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

Akame (Akame ga Kill!) Akame's Profile (Note: This was Akame ga Kill! Akame and Base Nero. Speed was equalized)

Start a Discussion Discussions about Nero (Devil May Cry)

  • Ichigo vs Nero

    28 messages
    • Welp, gonna wait till someone explain where his durability negation come from then... Also, how high Nero is in High 7-C rating?
    • I dunno, the feat he scales to was never calced, but Matt says that he's definitely above baseline.
  • Devil May Cry Discussion Board

    96 messages
    • RebubleUselet wrote:@Dante Being able to hurt intangible beings =/= being able to attack non-corporeal being However, if said being manifests...
    • Can he UMR?