V is a new character introduced in Devil May Cry 5. He is the game's third playable character.[4]


Book and cane in hand, this slender man appears covered in impressive tattoos. Before chaos fell upon Red Grave City, he sought out Dante through the information broker Morrison and asked him to subdue a certain demon. V lacks the power to fight himself, instead relying on three demon familiars to take the offensive in battle.


In terms of combat, V uses his cane and book with the letter "V" on it as weapons.[2] He's also capable of summoning different types of demons that will aid him in the battle and casting a huge variation of spells. V can enter his special mode which turns his hair white. [5]

Powers & Abilities





  • Shadow
  • Griffon
  • Nightmare


Main article: Gallery:V


  • Due to his likeness, many fans made the comparison between V and Kylo Ren from the Star Wars franchise when he was shown to the public. However, the character of V was being developed before Star Wars: The Force Awakens had been released.[4]
  • "He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence." is a quote from William Blake's "Proverbs of Hell" poem. Additionally, one of Nico's tattoos also quotes another William Blake poem: "Eternity".[6]
  • Itsuno stated in a Famitsu interview that V caused the most trouble when developing Devil May Cry 5.[7] At the New York Comic-Con, he also stated that V was actually his favorite character.[8]
  • V's playstyle and how he fights was thought out before any other detail of the character.[9]


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