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A painting that depicts the Human World, as seen inside the Fortuna Castle

The Human World (人間界, Ningenkai?), Earth or World of Light,[1][2] is the dimension in which humans reside within the Devil May Cry series. Unlike the real world, the human world in the series retains many connections to the demon world, allowing for such an abundance of demonic activity that people can make a living as Devil Hunters.


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The Legendary Dark Knight Sparda who sealed the Demon World away from the Human World

The Human and Demon Realms were once one single dimension, with the human world having been created from the darkness within the demon world.[3] During this period, the intense powers of darkness within the Demon World caused many distortions on the Human World, taking the lives of many humans. Eventually, a black-horned demon god emerged from the Demon World and used a giant spear to separate the Demon World and the Human World,[4] with the light becoming the human world and the darkness being retained within the demon world.[5] After a period of peace, the human world came under attack by hordes of demons led by the Prince of Darkness Mundus, who had shattered the veil separating both worlds and merged them together once more.[6][7] Many were killed since humans were no match for the demons, and the demons from the land of darkness ruled over the human world until Sparda defeated Mundus and his legions single-handedly. Fearing the return of the demons, Sparda separated the worlds once more[8] and then sealed the Demon World and its inhabitants,[9][10][11] alongside all the portals built by the humans to act as pathways to the demonic realm, such as the Temen-ni-Gru, which the Legendary Dark Night sealed with the blood of a human priestess, in conjunction with his sword and a mystical amulet. He poured his demonic energy into his beloved sword to seal the powers of the gigantic tower, though this also robbed him of the lion's share of his abilities. As an added measure, he also imprisoned within the tower its gatekeepers - Cerberus, Agni & Rudra, Nevan, Beowulf and Leviathan - and took the names of the Seven Sins in order to imprison them and set them as seals keeping the Temen-ni-gru underground.[12]

Role in Devil May Cry[]

The Human World is the domain and home of the humans that exist in their natural state, and has been frequently used interchangeably with the universe or the dimension.[13][14][15] Earth is occasionally synonymous to the term human world.[16][17] None of the games feature real places, but rather fictional ones that have various real-life influences from modern cities with varying elements like "Mallet Island" which is an island with an old castle, island "Vie de Marli" which is a European-style village presided over by an immense old clocktower, and "Fortuna" an island that sports distinctive Renaissance architecture, and contains the "Port Caerula", an opera house/cathedral, and a large business district.

Dante's shop Devil May Cry is also located and operates in the human realm. The Human World is a channel to various hell gates like the Temen-ni-gru. Due to the presence of these gatweways, it has been a common theme for the whole series to have locations that are inhabited by demons or places where demons are summoned. Lesser ranking demons are often seen residing with human population thus presenting a threat to nearby residents. On the other hand, higher-ranking demons are generally found near hell gates, secluded locations, or within the demon world itself.



  1. Bradygames DMC Guide - Mundus Entry
  2. Devil May Cry 3 manga
  3. Devil May Cry 3 manga prologue
  4. Devil May Cry 3 manga, Code 2: Vergil
  5. Devil May Cry 3 manga prologue
  6. Devil May Cry Bradygames Guidebook
  7. Devil May Cry 3 manga prologue
  8. Devil May Cry 5 Documents - The Qliphoth: The Qliphoth never bore fruit again after Mundus, as Sparda separated the worlds of demon and man."
  9. Devil May Cry 3 manga prologue and Code 2: Vergil
  10. History of DMC
  11. Devil May Cry 2 Bradygames Guide
  12. Devil May Cry 3 manga
  13. Devil May Cry 1 and 2 Bradygames Guides
  14. Devil May Cry: Volume 1 & 2
  15. Devil May Cry 3 manga prologue
  16. Devil May Cry 2 introduction
  17. Devil May Cry: "There's a word left by a notable prophet when he visited this castle. It states, "Pluto shall come on the promised date and separate heaven and earth. One with black wings of treachery shall come and stand in Pluto's way.""