I'll treat you so nicely, you'll never want to leave.

Nevan, also called Lightning Witch[3], is one of the demon gatekeepers of Temen-ni-gru sealed away by Sparda. She is a boss in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, and is fought during Mission 09, and then again in Mission 18.

In the Devil May Cry HD Collection, the player will achieve the award "Lightning In A Bottle" after defeating her.

Description[edit | edit source]

Nevan is a Leanan sídhe who seduces humans down the dark path to Hell. She fights with a combination of lightning and bats, which defend and attack for her.[4] She has some level of humor, and flirts with Dante, comparing him favorably to Sparda.

In the Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition Concept Art gallery, Nevan had brown hair instead of red hair.

Story[edit | edit source]

Before Devil May Cry 3[edit | edit source]

When Sparda sealed away the Temen-ni-gru, he placed Nevan as one of the gatekeepers whose life kept it sealed.

Devil May Cry 3[edit | edit source]

Dante meets Nevan on his path down to the Lair of Judgement. When he enters the Sunken Opera House, she greets Dante and flirts with him, but after a bit of banter they begin the fight. Dante defeats her, and she relinquishes her soul to Dante as a Devil Arm, the "Nevan".

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Devil May Cry 3[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mission 9

Appearances in Other Media[edit | edit source]

TEPPEN[edit | edit source]

Nevan made her first appearance in TEPPEN in the "Adventures of a Tiny Hero" expansion of the game.

Background[edit | edit source]

Nevan is named for Nemain (ネヴァン, Nevan?), an Irish goddess who personifies the frenzied havoc of war. Her nature and abode are based on the Leanan sídhe or Dearg-Dul, a type of vampiric fairy also from Irish mythology who was said to seduce men with her beauty, and offer them artistic inspiration in exchange for their love, sanity, and lifeforce.

Early in development character of Nevan was called Morrigan,[5] and in some of the sketches she bears a great resemblance to the eponymous Darkstalkers succubus protagonist. The Morrígan is an Irish goddess, associated with war and fate. She is often described as a trio of sisters — one of which is sometimes named Nemain.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. Internet Movie Database
  2. Devil's Lair - DMC3 Movie Commentary panel at the Tales of Anime convention
  3. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Boss Room- Mission 18 "Lightning Witch Reborn"
  4. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Boss File — Nevan: "One of the demon gatekeepers sealed away by Sparda. She seduces humans down the dark path to hell. Attacks foes with a combination of electricity and bats she controls."
  5. Devil May Cry 3 Material Archive - Note of Naught p.119

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