Dante, you are here because I wasn't able to protect you. For that I am truly sorry. Your father fell in love with me. A love that transgressed rigid ancient boundaries. We chose our path in the face of certain annihilation. We never regretted our choices, but we never gave you yours, my dear son. Now finally you will have that choice. You will have a great power. A power that will allow you to forge your own path. That my son is freedom. Be brave my son. I love you.

Eva is the mother of Dante and Vergil in DmC: Devil May Cry. She is an angel who fell in love with Sparda.

Description[edit | edit source]

Unlike her classic counterpart, the Eva of DmC: Devil May Cry has wavy red hair instead of straight blonde hair. Rather than wearing a majestic gothic dress, Eva is depicted wearing a more simple black dress with gold designs at an earlier point captured in a portrait, or a simple white sundress in Hell and on the night Mundus attacked.

Story[edit | edit source]

Mundus eviscerates Eva.

Long ago, the angel Eva met and fell in love with the demon Sparda, bearing him twin Nephilim that they named Dante and Vergil. For the crime of miscegenation between the two races, Sparda and Eva became pariahs and were forced to go into hiding from the forces of the demon king, Mundus, with Eva earning a bad reputation among the demons as Sparda's "whore." While they were still young, Eva gave each of her children a unique pendant, red for Dante and blue for Vergil. Sparda and Eva raised their happy family at their mansion of Paradise, but their days together ended when Mundus's hunters located them, and Mundus himself stormed their mansion. As Eva ran through the house alerting Sparda and her children, Mundus captured her and ripped out her heart, right before Dante's eyes. Sparda went on the run with his children and erased their memories of their childhood in order to conceal them, including those of their mother's death.

Many years later, Dante begins to assist Vergil in taking down Mundus's empire, and Dante manages to recover memories of his past by finding mementos of his parents, including two blue roses left behind by Eva that match the one in her portrait. As he finds the mementos, Dante is able to remove the bonds placed on his soul and awaken his Nephilim abilities, while also catching glimpses of a message left within his soul by his mother. When he destroys the final bond on his soul, he is able to hear Eva's message clearly—an apology for not being able to protect him, and explaining that although she and Sparda never regretted their love, they regretted never giving Dante a choice to control his life. As she reminds Dante that she loves him, she encourages him to use his newfound Devil Trigger ability to choose his own path.

Vergil’s Downfall[edit | edit source]

Vergil finds Eva under attack by an Imprisoner.

After falling into his own personal Hell, Vergil hears the voice of his mother who encourages him to “find the light” and return to the living world. Their second encounter is when Hollow Vergil directs the real Vergil to his mother - encouraging him to show her “Dante’s” amulet. Vergil finds his mother being attacked by an Imprisoner which he defeats only to show Eva the amulet - leading her to believe that he killed the real Dante. Heartbroken and appalled, she admonishes him for his lack of compassion and gratitude only for Vergil to leave her forever.

Vergil actually dies and goes to Hell. Here he meets his mother imprisoned there for eternity because of her betrayal. That is in fact the real Eva, who's been doomed to a life in hell. Rejected by the angels, who saw her as a traitor after the relationship with Sparda, she was banished and placed there for all eternity. Vergil pays her a visit.[1] Her heartbroken reaction to “Dante’s” murder and her declarations of love are her real feelings. Vergil's act of leaving her is a metaphor to show that he cut his bond with his origins (his family); now he is reborn and in control of his own fate.[1]

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