Dante is the primary protagonist of the Devil May Cry series created and published by Capcom. In the first four games, Dante is a private investigator and a demon hunting vigilante. He want to track down and kill those who murdered his mother and corrupted his brother. He is the son of Sparda who is a demon of great power. That's why Dante possesses numerous powers beyond that of any human. He can use a combination with a variety of weapons to accomplish his goals.
Named after the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, the character was designed to fit Devil May Cry game designer Hideki Kamiya's vision of a "cool and stylish" man, and his personality was based on the title character of the manga series Cobra. Dante's arsenal usually consists of firearms and melee weapons, including "Ebony and Ivory", twin handguns that never need reloading, as well as a variety of swords such as the "Rebellion" and "Force Edge", Devil Arms created by his father.
Dante has also become one of the most popular characters in gaming, having been recognized for his role in the Devil May Cry series and various characteristics that have attracted gamers. However, Dante's redesign and characterization in the reboot was the subject of controversy amongst gamers.