Looking at various sites and articles related to Devil May Cry, some said that Dante has a slower aging process thanks to his demonic inheritance, but others claim that Dante ages as a normal human being
What is the true information and where can I find it? Dante in DMC5 seems to have aged nothing if we consider that a more real visual and a white beard ages anyone
Capcom has handled this quite irresponsibly if you ask me. They only released an estimated age when DMC4 rolled out (they say it's late thirties) and DMC5 hasn't been released yet. I think it's the same case when DMC3 was released, with them only saying he's in his late teens or early twenties. So unless they release it in an artbook or related material somewhere to straighten this out, we're conveniently left in the dark regarding Dante's age.
Dante Demon Killah wrote: Oh, that could explain why he's so serious in that game o.o
Maybe not "full demon", but Dante could have "embraced his Demon blood/heritage"
I reckon if DMC2 is still canon, DMC5 may be set before it. This game might show us why Dante's personality drastically changed. If he did embrace his demonic heritage, DMC5 may also cover it.
I think Dante's age and lifespan would dramatically increase if he embraces his demonic heritage. He'll probably live for millenia and it may be the reason why he looks young again in DMC2.
Dante Demon Killah wrote: Maybe a retcon ? They can just ignore Dante being serious/emotionless in DMC2
I still believe that the fifth game takes place after the second, we have some clues, Dante arriving by motorcycle, looking older, and being missing
Remember those supposed spoilers that had been related to the fifth game? So far none have been wrong, and it was said that Dante would be more serious in DMC5
They would be ignoring a lot of things in DMC2 if it was set before DMC5. For one thing, Dante's Rebellion looks very different in DMC2, while in DMC5 it mostly looks the same. Then there's the fact that Lucia would need to appear in this game if it's set after DMC2. And when we say 'more serious', it can refer to him fighting seriously (there's a scan of him using Sparda here), not him having the serious and unemotional personality of DMC2. Arriving by motorcycle doesn't add that much weight to this point either, as Dante can get the thing from anywhere within the DMC4-DMC5 timeskip. In the said scene, it's shown at least that he's still fun-loving. Plus, as stated multiple times, DMC5 is a direct sequel to DMC4. If it happened after DMC2, then the devs should've stated it's a direct sequel of that game but they didn't. Retconning stuff will not benefit the series at this point and DMC5 may shed light as to why Dante acts that way in DMC2. Maybe every ally he has dies? But it's my personal theory that Dante fully embraces his demon side in 5, which is why he looks young again in 2.
Well, in DMC4, on "DMC History", DMC2 Dante profile explicit states that by that time Dante embraced "the legacy of his father, with the hope for one day living Up to Sparda's legend"
Maybe he will lost everything in DMC 5 ?
The sad part of this is that DMC5 was stated as the last game or at least the end of the Sons of Sparda saga, so...maybe they discard DMC2, and even if they don't, is Dante's "end" really to be stuck in the Underworld ? Perhaps "embracing the Legacy of his father" made him decide to live in his father's home, just like Vergil said in the end of DMC3
Secondo me Dante a causa della sua metà demoniaca viva la metà di un demone puro e poi bisogna considerare che l aspetto del padre come lo conosciamo è una trasformazione che i demoni forti possono ottenere e questo lo si vede in tutta la saga quindi l aspetto di coloro che ottengono tale trasformazione è di demoni con sembianze umane e quindi l unica differenza tra un demone puro e uno per metà è soltanto l età. Quindi secondo me se Devil May Cry 5 fosse ambientato nel 2019 Dante avrebbe 55 anni
Meshifuari Arimota wrote: I've always thought that it went like that:
DMC5: Late 40 or early 50.
That of course is only my headcanon
Yeah, I was thinking in something like that buuuuut
DMC3 Manga = 18
DMC3 = 19 (one year fro the last fight between Dante and Vergil, that was in the manga)
DMC1 = 28/29
DMC Anime = Since Dante is the same from the first game (same outfit) and Trish left the DMC shop after getting tired of Dante, it is believed that this relation would be broken in 1 or 2 years at best, Dante might be 30 or 31, and Patty is like 8 to 10 or 11
DMC4 = Late 30s, as stated
DMC Novel 2 = Reaaaaaally late 30s
DMC2 = Likely the same as the Novel, since they are directly conected
DMC5 = Patty is 18 here and was around 10 in the anime, which Dante is 30/31, so basically, Dante in DMC5 is around 8 to 10 years older than the Anime, so he's around 38 to 40 years in this last game
Going by what you've stated...
There's like 2 or 3 year gap between DMC 1 and 4 as well as 4 and 2. Which could be possible... After all Dante in DMC 2 doesnt look that old. Yet he looks rather old in DMC 5.
Or the time gap between 4 / Novel / 2 is really short
Or the anime is like, some more years after 1, if Dante is 34 in Anime, which is perfectly possible, he would be 42/44 in 5
I remember that Okabe, one of the producers of DMC5, said that many things they keep ambiguos just to fans make theorys about it, and they did this with Dante's age now, because we only know Patty's age in 5, but we don't know for sure her age in the anime or how many years the Anime takes place after DMC1, it's impossible to say Dante's age, we can only say that he's not at his 50
Gonna be that guy who says in DMC 1 trish says it's been 20 years since dante lost his mother and brother. Which would put DMC 1 20 years after 3 and making him 10 years older than the estimated. Sadly also making lady 50-ish in DMC 5 which is just complete horse shit. But that's the bs timeline they've made for us. End of the day its Devil may cry, who actually cares?