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{{Q|This is it, Dante. We have to put our lives in each others hands, completely, without hesitation.|Vergil to Dante}}
 
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|alias = Son of Sparda<br> The Masked Man<br> Vigilante
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|former affiliation = The Order
 
|former affiliation = The Order
|former occupation = Leader of The Order<br> Outlaw Vigilante<br> Freedom Fighter<br> Hacker
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|species = Nephilim
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|former occupation = Leader of The Order
|status = Alive
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|relations = [[Dante (DmC)]] <sup>(Twin Brother)</sup><br>[[Eva (DmC)]] <sup>(Mother)</sup><br>[[Sparda (DmC)]] <sup>(Father)</sup>
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|species = Nephilim
|appearance = ''[[DmC: Devil May Cry]]''<br>''DmC: Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil''<br>''DmC: Devil May Cry: Vergil's Downfall''
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|status = Alive
|actor = David De Lautour
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|relations = [[Dante (DmC)]] <sup>(Older twin brother)</sup><br>[[Eva (DmC)]] <sup>(Mother)</sup><br>[[Sparda (DmC)]] <sup>(Father)</sup>
|modeled after = ''[[Tim Phillipps]]''
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==='''''Vergil's Downfall'''''===
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===''Vergil's Downfall''===
 
{{Q|What have you become? Where is your heart?|Eva, to Vergil}}Following his defeat at the hands of Dante, Vergil, severely injured by the fight, stumbles to a grave with a photo of his family. He collapses and seemingly plummets into the depths of hell. There he hears the voices of his mother, who urges him to find the light and escape. As he battles through the denizens of Hell, Vergil is met by a phantasmal version of himself. The Hollow Vergil takes the true Vergil's heart and sends him on a quest throughout hell to find Kat and Dante.
 
{{Q|What have you become? Where is your heart?|Eva, to Vergil}}Following his defeat at the hands of Dante, Vergil, severely injured by the fight, stumbles to a grave with a photo of his family. He collapses and seemingly plummets into the depths of hell. There he hears the voices of his mother, who urges him to find the light and escape. As he battles through the denizens of Hell, Vergil is met by a phantasmal version of himself. The Hollow Vergil takes the true Vergil's heart and sends him on a quest throughout hell to find Kat and Dante.
   
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He confronts Hollow Vergil, desiring the azure amulet that the Hollow wore around his neck, and the two battle. Vergil defeats his Hollow, absorbing it's power, but his appearance is altered; his eyes now glow just like a demon and his hair is sticking upwards. Vergil finally leaves the underworld, but is met by a parade of devils. The leader roars at him, but Vergil's eyes glow a demonic red, causing the demons to bow to him. Cracking an evil smile, Vergil leads his new demon army, as the new Demon King.
 
He confronts Hollow Vergil, desiring the azure amulet that the Hollow wore around his neck, and the two battle. Vergil defeats his Hollow, absorbing it's power, but his appearance is altered; his eyes now glow just like a demon and his hair is sticking upwards. Vergil finally leaves the underworld, but is met by a parade of devils. The leader roars at him, but Vergil's eyes glow a demonic red, causing the demons to bow to him. Cracking an evil smile, Vergil leads his new demon army, as the new Demon King.
   
=='''Powers and abilities'''==
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==Powers and Abilities==
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As a Nephilim, Vergil is gifted with supernatural powers and abilities.
   
====[[File:Mission_20_02_DmC.png|thumb|250px|Vergil and his Doppelganger]]'''Powers'''====
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'''''Supernatural Strength''':'' Vergil is very strong and strikes with considerable force, enough to knock Dante several feet away and block Dante's attacks by using Yamato's sheath.
   
'''Unique Superhuman Physiology:''' As a Nephilim, Vergil is almost as powerful as his brother, and is able to freely move between the worlds (but not Limbo), usually by using Yamato.
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'''''Supernatural Speed''':'' Vergil's reflexes are fast enough to deflect bullets and projectiles with Yamato.
   
*'''Superhuman Strength: '''Vergil is very strong and strikes with considerable force, enough to knock Dante several feet away and defending himself from Dante's attacks by using Yamato's sheat or blocking most of Dante's very powerful attacks by merely swiping Yamato's sheath out.
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'''''Accelerated healing''':'' Vergil's healing factor is powerful enough to enable him to survive a fatal stab through the heart.
   
*'''Superhuman Speed & Reflexes: '''Vergil is fast enough to dodge and react to his enemies' attacks like deflecting bullets and projectiles with Yamato, also he can move with such speed that is even blinding for demons and even Dante.
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'''''Superhuman agility''':'' Vergil is agile to perform complex acrobatic moves during combat.
   
*'''Superhuman Durability & Endurance: '''Vergil was completley fine after being absorbed by Mundus and getting engaged in a fistfight with him and later after being badly injured by heart, he could resist greatly against any type of his enemies' attacks even the powerful Hollow Vergil.
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'''''Demonic power manipulation''':'' Vergil can channel demonic energy into his weapons to empower them with different effects. He can also use this energy to enhance himself, temporarily giving himself a boost in strength.
**'''Advanced Superhuman Healing Factor: '''Vergil's healing factor is powerful enough to enable him to survive a fatal stab in health and recovering easily after his missions in hell, though his healing factor is slower than Dante's.
 
*'''Superhuman Agility: '''Vergil is agile to perform complex acrobatic moves during his fight with Dante; even in his weaked state he was agile enough to overcome any obstacle in his way.
 
*'''Devil Trigger: ''' Vergil with ability to Activate his [[Devil Trigger]], which, allowing him to create a spectral copy of himself to aid him in battle and defend him while he recovers health. This power also charge his Summoned Sword abilities.
 
**'''Doppelganger summoning: '''Vergil has the ability to summon a doppelganger of himself to aid him in desperate situations; in contrast with the [[Quicksilver Style|Quicksilver]]-like performance of Dante's Devil Trigger, is instead reminiscent of the [[Doppelganger Style]] when he utilizies the doppelganger ability he becomes highly resistant to damage and deals more damage.
 
===='''Abilities'''====
 
*'''Gifted Intelligence: '''Vergil is extremley intelligent and highly skilled in hacking and computers, claiming he learned it during his youth to provide himself "''some feeling of control.''"
 
**'''Master Hacker: '''Vergil can hack into any computer and security system, as shown when he hacked into Mundus' complex and advanced networks to support Dante. He also used his skills to gain an advantage against demons to hack into Rapture City network systems.
 
**'''Master Strategist and Tactician: '''Vergil is always ready for the worst situations, as he told Dante he predicted that Mundus' SWAT team will find The Order headquarters. He always tries to create plans to be steps ahead of his opponents and made most of Dante's plans to defeat demons' facilities like Vrility factor and Rapture network tower.
 
**'''Master Manipulator: '''Vergil manipulated Dante, Kat and The Order recurits to gain their trust to fight for mankind and later his cause to overthrowing Mundus to rule humans.
 
**'''Expert Leader: '''Vergil is shown to be charismatic and cunning enough to gain the respect of his workers in The Order.
 
*'''Master Combatant: '''Vergil is a greatly skilled and vastly experienced fighter, he can use many weapons with great proficiency and fight in close range with ease against several types of seemingly unlimited hordes of demons or other skilled combatants like Dante. While his regeneration is slower than Dante's; he makes up for this in sheer attack power and speed.
 
**'''Master Swordsman: '''Vergil is a master swordsman capable of overwhelming Dante by his skills alone; he utilizes a uniqe mixture of Iaido and Kendo to match his superhuman powers and magic. He wields Yamato with deadly efficiency and is capable of performing wide assortment of magic feats and tricks, such as a [[Dark Slayer|short-ranged teleport]], a charged dive kick that highly resembles the original Vergil's Starfall (minus Beowulf), Slash Dimension, an attack not used by his namesake but by the classic Dante that traps his opponents in a lethal-inescapable vortex of slashes. He also uses powerful "perfect charge" variants of three of his attacks which render him temporarily invulnerable for a split second and always stagger or lift any kind of opponent.
 
**'''Master Combat Teleporter: '''Vergil -unlike Dante- has the unique ability to teleport out of any attack at any time effectively "canceling" the attack. This includes Angel Pulling, Trick Up and Trick Down though this leaves a smoky blue aura in his wake.
 
**'''Master Hand-to-Hand Combatant: '''Vergil uses various types of punches and kicks in cutscenes and gameplay with ease and high level of proficiency.[[File:Vergil_Sniper.png|thumb|200px|Vergil covers a sniper rifle]][[File:Spiral_swords.JPG|thumb|185px|Vergil uses "Blistering Swords"]]
 
**'''Expert Marksman: '''Vergil's hand-eye coordination and weapon handling skills are also formidable, as he was able to snipe [[Lilith]]'s unborn child and most of {{c|Mundus|dmc}}'s SWAT team in a few seconds. He also was able to unerringly hit one of Mundus's watcher demons with a throwing knife a few seconds after spotting the creature.
 
**'''Expert Magical Combatant: '''Vergil has the ability of conjuring [[summoned swords]] that act as a long range attack he can close his range with enemies and even hurting while he is engaged with antoher enemy. Adding to his versatility is his use of summoned swords, his most devastating summoned sword technique being spiral swords as well as Blistering Swords. by using Yamato to fling Judgement Cuts in tandem with his teleportation abilities, or to summon lightning strikes as he slashes.
 
   
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'''''Angelic power manipulation''':'' Much like his demonic energy, Vergil can tap into his angelic power to empower his weapons. He can also use this energy to push himself through the air and to perform short teleports.
   
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'''''Teleportation''':'' Vergil can teleport long distances. He can also teleport other objects.
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'''''Weapons proficiency''':'' Vergil has exceptional skill with Yamato and firearms.
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*'''''Swordsmanship''':'' Vergil has exceptional skill with Yamato, using both the sword and sheathe in combat.
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*'''''Marksmanship''':'' Vergil is capable of outshooting an entire SWAT team with an assault rifle. He can also use throwing knives with great accuracy.
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'''''Hand-to-Hand Combatant''':'' Vergil uses palm strikes and kicks in combat.[[File:Spiral_swords.JPG|thumb|185px|Vergil uses "Blistering Swords"]]
   
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'''''Sword Illusions''':'' Using the power of his mind, Vergil is able to fling mystical swords at his enemies to deal damage and to teleport either himself to a target or a target to himself.
   
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'''''Hacker''':'' Vergil can hack into any computer and security system, as shown when he hacked into Mundus' complex and advanced networks to support Dante. He also used his skills to gain an advantage against demons to hack into Rapture City network systems.
   
   
   
All of these abilities combined give Vergil full control over the tide of battle at all times and allow him to efficiently dispose of his enemies with little to no trouble as opposed to Dante's stylish and flashier combat style which is more for playing around with enemies.
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===[[Devil Trigger]]===
   
After defeating Hollow Vergil and reabsorbing his magic, Vergil acquires his full power and becomes, effectively, the new Demon King and King of Hell. His influence over demons is shown when, upon being approached by a hoarde of hostile demons, Vergil's eyes fill with fire and the demons immediately stop and bow to him. The true extent of his powers after becoming the new Demon King is unknown, but it is heavily implied that he surpassed Dante's current power level.
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[[File:Mission_20_02_DmC.png|thumb|250px|Vergil and his Doppelganger]]Vergil with ability to activate his Devil Trigger, which grants him enhanced healing, strength, and speed. His Devil Trigger's special ability allows him to create a spectral copy of himself to aid him in battle and defend him while he recovers health.
 
 
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==Background==
 
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Vergil's role as the Masked Man and his broadcasts are similar to V, the main protagonist of the ''V for Vendetta'' comics. V was well known for broadcasting messages to a corrupt British government as warnings for an upcoming rebellion.  Some fans also speculate that his masked appearances reference the famous hacktivist group, Anonymous.
 
Vergil's role as the Masked Man and his broadcasts are similar to V, the main protagonist of the ''V for Vendetta'' comics. V was well known for broadcasting messages to a corrupt British government as warnings for an upcoming rebellion.  Some fans also speculate that his masked appearances reference the famous hacktivist group, Anonymous.
   
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==Trivia==
 
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* According to the designer from Ninja Theory, each Hollow character represented a specific personality trait.<ref>http://devilmaycry.org/threads/so-i-worked-on-dmc.18074/page-2#post-546811</ref> Hollow Vergil represents "Vergil's self doubt" (notice how he becomes more confident during & after the confrontation), Hollow Kat represents his "humanity" (notice how he just ruthlessly slays Dante and how cold he acts toward Eva), Eva represents his origins and by leaving her, he is reborn and now in control of his own fate.
 
* According to the designer from Ninja Theory, each Hollow character represented a specific personality trait.<ref>http://devilmaycry.org/threads/so-i-worked-on-dmc.18074/page-2#post-546811</ref> Hollow Vergil represents "Vergil's self doubt" (notice how he becomes more confident during & after the confrontation), Hollow Kat represents his "humanity" (notice how he just ruthlessly slays Dante and how cold he acts toward Eva), Eva represents his origins and by leaving her, he is reborn and now in control of his own fate.
   
 
* [[Phineas]] foreshadows Vergil becoming evil when he says, "If you do kill [[Mundus (DmC)|Mundus]], who will take his place?" 
 
* [[Phineas]] foreshadows Vergil becoming evil when he says, "If you do kill [[Mundus (DmC)|Mundus]], who will take his place?" 
* The Hollow manifestations of the characters weren't meant to be a homage to the manga Bleach. Instead they were inspired by the poem "The Hollow Men" by T.S. Eliot. 
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* The Hollow manifestations of the characters weren't meant to be a homage to the manga Bleach. Instead they were inspired by the poem "The Hollow Men" by T.S. Eliot.
* Hollow Dante claims at one point during Vergil chasing him that Vergil is the youngest out of the twins though this may be an insult since Vergil was being the 'defeated' brother (this needs to be confirmed).  
 
* Unlike Classic Vergil, DmC's Vergil seems comfortable to using gun based weapons when he needs to, however much like his classic counter-part he doesn't use any firearms when fighting in game.  
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 12:50, January 1, 2019

This article is about the new Vergil from DmC. You may be looking for the Vergil from the classic series, or the boss named Nelo Angelo.
"This is it, Dante. We have to put our lives in each others hands, completely, without hesitation."
―Vergil to Dante

Vergil is the leader of "The Order" and twin brother of Dante in DmC: Devil May Cry. As Dante's younger brother, he is a Nephilim born to the demon Sparda and the angel Eva. He opposes Mundus's tyrannical rule over humanity, and enlists his brother's help in gaining revenge on the demon king for tearing their family apart. After Mundus' defeat, Vergil reveals his true intentions, thus becoming the final boss in the game. He is also the protagonist of "Vergil's Downfall", an additional DLC chapter for the game that picks up where the story of the main game ends.

Appearance

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Vergil's final appearance after achieving the full force of his Nephilim powers.

As Dante's brother, he bears a close resemblance to his brother, and has blue-gray eyes, and their facial structure is modeled after Dante's voice actor, Tim Phillips. However, while Dante's hair is black, Vergil's is white. He wears a black coat with a long tail on the right side, and a collar with a larger left side. There is a Brassard on the left bicep of the coat, which also has blue, ornate scrollwork sewn into the left side of the upper back, and a blue lining. Vergil's hands are covered by light blue gloves, and he wears blue dress slacks, with black leather shoes. When out in public, he often hides his silver hair underneath a black homburg with curled brim sides. He also wears his half of their mother's amulet, a pendant identical to Dante's, albeit blue in coloring.

When issuing videos for The Order, Vergil wears a silver mask with a menacing, toothy grin quite similar to Jester's face from Devil May Cry 3 and uses a voice distorter.

After becoming corrupt, Vergil's appearance is similar to that of his original counterpart's "corrupt Vergil" his hair becomes unkept and swept back, his skin pales, showing some of its veins, and though he loses his pupils and his irises become orange, these changes are eclipsed by the bright light his eyes radiate. His coat, while remaining black, acquires a white tint in the collar, and his sleeves and hands constantly emit a white aura. 

Interstingly, his facial features are very similar to that of his classic counterpart's helmetless Nelo Angelo appearance.

Personality

"Yes. Free from the demons, the path is clear for us to rule."
Vergil[src]
Just as Vergil and Dante styles of fighting differ, so do their personalities. Vergil's personality is almost the exact opposite of Dante: calm, collected, intelligent, respectful, and polite. He also has a deep love for his brother, as shown by their various interactions. Vergil found it absurd when Mundus demanded to trade Kat for Dante. His love for Dante is also shown when they playfully argue over which of them was better. He was deeply hurt when Dante betrayed him, stating that he "loved him".

After Mundus's death, Vergil reveals his true side. He is manipulative and willing to use anybody and everything to achieve his objectives, as shown when he stated that Kat was useful. He sees humanity as weak and needing to be guided by someone-namely himself-because if not they will create chaos and wars. Vergil believed that humans would fight each other to grab power, and it was his intention to unite humanity under his flag for a better cause. Because of these views, he came to blows with his brother.

During Vergil's Downfall, his 'betrayal' at the hands of Dante caused his mind to change. He became ruthless, cold, vengeful and power-hungry, desiring absolute power. He would cut down anyone who stood in his way of gaining power as he killed any feelings he had for Kat, Dante and his mother. He resents Dante for always being better than him. He also showed that he resented his mother for playing favorites with him and his brother, for showing more love for Dante. He also believed what his parents taught him was wrong and believed power was the only thing that mattered to him.

Story

DmC: Devil May Cry: The Chronicles of Vergil

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Vergil and Dante often had mock duels as children.

Vergil is the son of the demon Sparda and angel Eva, and is thus a Nephilim like his twin brother Dante. Although the two were close as children, their idyllic life was shattered when Mundus attacked their mansion and murdered their mother. Before Sparda was hunted down and imprisoned, he took the children on the run, and in order to protect them, he erased their memories and separated them, leaving Dante at St. Lamia's Orphanage. Vergil, however, was adopted into a rich home to live a life of privilege, with the explanation that he had suffered amnesia from a car accident. Highly intelligent, Vergil wrote a security encryption program and went on to become an independently wealthy multi-millionaire before leaving school. He eventually discovered the truth of his past and decided to eliminate Mundus. To this end, he founded The Order with the funds from his skill as a hacker, and began working to reveal the truth of the world to the people of Limbo City, as well as to undermine Mundus's own organization. Despite Vergil wearing a mask in all of The Order's videos, Mundus has pictures of Vergil's face and is aware he is part of The Order. However, he remains unaware that Vergil is a Nephilim.

Mission 01 01 DmC

A masked Vergil is labeled a terrorist in the Raptor News Network

Just before the Hunter ambushes Dante at the pier, Vergil issues a new video to the media informing the city that they must wake up, while also sending Kat to rescue Dante and guide him to The Order's base. When Dante arrives, Vergil introduces himself, and explains that although Dante doesn't recognize him, they are in fact twin brothers separated by Mundus's evil. He asks Dante to assist him in his battle against Mundus, and when Dante replies that he prefers his own methods of bull-rushing the demons, he replies that although he can't stop Dante from leaving, it would still be a mistake, and pleads with his brother to at least accompany him to their old home.
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Kat and Vergil let Dante explore their old home through Limbo.

Dante agrees, and so Kat and Vergil take Dante to the abandoned mansion. As Kat opens a gate to Limbo for Dante, Vergil explains that this trip will let Dante remember his past. After Dante returns through gateway, he reunites with Vergil, who explains everything that Dante needs to know about his family, Mundus and the fact the twins are Nephilim, the only beings who can slay the demon king. However, they are found by a Looker, and although Vergil quickly executes it, Dante is dragged into Limbo, so Vergil goes to find Kat to help Dante again.
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Vergil reveals Kyle Ryder's true identity to Dante.

After Dante is pulled out of Limbo, Vergil brings him back to The Order’s hideout, laying out his plan on defeating Mundus. The first step is to break the demon king’s rule over mankind. They need to take out the Raptor News Network, which monitors the humans, and the Virility soda drink, which keeps them docile. These actions will catch Mundus’ attention and draw him away from the Hell Gate, which is the source of his power and immortality. Once Mundus’ link to the gate is severed, he will be mortal, giving them the chance to kill him. With the full plan revealed, Vergil explains that Mundus doesn’t know of his existence so he needs to stay hidden. But the demon king is aware of Dante, so Vergil warns him to stay low.

He then sends his brother and Kat to the Virility factory for their first mission. There Dante kills the succubus named Poison, who is the drink’s secret ingredient that weakens humans. With the objective completed, Vergil reunites with them on a city bridge, where Raptor News Tower is in clear sight. To take out the news corporation, Vergil and Kat tell Dante that he must reach the tower in Limbo and kill the demon running the network: news reporter Bob Barbas. Vergil informs Dante that he must complete the mission on his own since Kat cannot come with him. Dante reassures Kat and enters Limbo, falling through the bridge and into the upside-down realm.

However, during Dante’s absence, The Order’s hideout is found and invaded by SWAT teams, who mercilessly kill a majority of the organization’s members. In the Octagon room Vergil is trapped in Limbo by a Butcher who corners him. After Dante rescues him, Vergil explains that he needs to destroy his data, saying that their enemies will learn all of his plans if they find it. Despite Dante’s protests, Vergil has Kat arm the self-destruct as he cannot do it from Limbo. He then demands Dante to buy them some time, giving him the Revenant shotgun for help. Once Vergil and Kat finish, SWAT is almost through. Vergil then proceeds to leave, telling Dante that they cannot save Kat because she’s in the real world and they’re in Limbo. Eventually, the brothers escape while SWAT storms in and captures Kat. Vergil and Dante exit from Limbo and leave the crumbling facility behind.

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Dante and Vergil argue whether Kat's life is worth risking a loss against Mundus.

As they hide in a safe house, Vergil receives a video message from Mundus, who demands a trade: Kat's life, for Dante's. Vergil realizes that Mundus knows less than he thought, unaware that he is Dante’s brother and also a Nephilim. As for Kat, Vergil argues that they cannot give up Dante's life for hers, but a stubborn Dante suggests that they trade Lilith for Kat, instead, explaining that Lilith is valuable to Mundus because she carries his child. Vergil argues against this plan, as they could use Lilith to lure Mundus out of his lair and slay him once and for all, but Dante insists on his suggestion. Seeing that his brother will not change his mind, Vergil reluctantly agrees and searches the Internet for information about Lilith. He finds that she runs the Devil's Dalliance, using demonic substances to turn her guests into Lookers. That night, Dante gets inside the nightclub and fights Lilith, defeating her and her child. When Dante brings her back, Vergil records him as he makes his counter proposal to Mundus.

The brothers set up the trade at the docks, where a SWAT teams arrives to deliver Kat. The brothers and the police point their guns at each other as the women walk towards their respective sides. However Vergil kills Lilith and her child, causing a gun battle between the two sides. Vergil shoots down the SWAT team while Dante saves Kat. As they make their escape, they are sucked into Limbo by a furious Mundus. As Vergil’s car is constantly blocked by debris, Dante helps him and Kat by clearing the path and prevent their deaths.

Mission 16 01 DmC

Vergil hijacks the security in Mundus´s tower to allow Dante access

Back at the safe house, Kat shows Vergil and Dante a layout of the Silver Sacks Tower. She explains that since Mundus has weakened because of his previous outburst, they now have a chance to kill him. The brothers then infiltrate the tower from different areas. Vergil sneaks through the back door undetected while Dante enters from the front and distracts Mundus. From the security rooms, Vergil helps his brother by overriding the security program, removing lasers that were blocking the path. During one of their brief reunions, Vergil gives Dante the Kablooey firearm, having taken it from a security guard he defeated. At the top, the brothers proceed to Mundus’ chamber together, but their path is blocked when the vault closes. After restarting the generators, Vergil hides near the entrance while his brother confronts the demon king alone.

Dante manages to arouse Mundus’ anger by sneering about the death of his child, but is blasted out of the tower and pinned down by the demon king. Vergil quickly takes the opportunity and enters Mundus’ chambers. With the Yamato, he closes the Hell Gate, rendering the demon king’s immortality. Vergil then teleports to Mundus, who is about to rip Dante’s heart out and stabs him in the back, telling him to leave his brother alone. Mundus falls on top of a car below, but does not die as he rises up, revealing his true form. As they dodge his attacks, Vergil tells Dante to distract him while he tries to open the third eye. He then summons projectile swords and attacks the demon king. But Mundus overpowers him, proceeding to crush him. Dante saves him by unleashing his Devil Trigger and stunning the demon king, allowing Vergil to attack the eye and force it open. Dante takes the opportunity and slams a punch at Mundus’ face, but the demon king pulls him off and throws him off. As Dante is knocked out and falls, Vergil quickly teleports and grabs him, landing safely inside a nearby building. They see that they have made cracks of Mundus’ shell, and his true body is at the core. However as he attacks them again, Vergil is sucked into the core and is forced to fight the demon king inside. But after breaking the outer shell, Dante bursts inside and kills Mundus with one slice. The brothers then escape together as the demon king’s body erupts and explodes.

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Vergil sadly reminisces that he had loved Dante before fleeing.

With the threat of Mundus now eliminated, Vergil was free to reveal his true ambition: To rule humanity as a protective master. Viewing humans as frail, clumsy children, he concludes that they need supervision to protect themselves from themselves. This revelation creates a rift between the re-united brothers, as Dante refuses to rule alongside him. Unable to convince Dante otherwise, Vergil attacks. The brother engage in a fierce battle, but Dante proves victorious and nearly murders Vergil in a furious rage, though his life was spared with Kat's plea. Dante helps Vergil to his feet, the two exchange glares as Vergil leaves with a sorrowful "I loved you, brother," then opens a portal with Yamato and departs.

Vergil's Downfall

"What have you become? Where is your heart?"
―Eva, to Vergil
Following his defeat at the hands of Dante, Vergil, severely injured by the fight, stumbles to a grave with a photo of his family. He collapses and seemingly plummets into the depths of hell. There he hears the voices of his mother, who urges him to find the light and escape. As he battles through the denizens of Hell, Vergil is met by a phantasmal version of himself. The Hollow Vergil takes the true Vergil's heart and sends him on a quest throughout hell to find Kat and Dante.
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Vergil proceeds, cutting through hordes of devils to find Kat being hunted by a demon. Soon after rescuing her, Vergil finds that this Kat is a phantasm, and slices it down, cutting off a part of his human heart. Returning to the Hollow, he learns of Dante being somewhere in the netherworld. Vergil descends further into Hell to find him, and is taunted by the ghostly visage of his brother as he chases him across Hell. After an intense battle with his "brother", he kills him, taking Dante's amulet as his prize, cutting off yet another part of his heart. The Hollow then sends Vergil to find his mother. Battling through more demon hordes, he finds his mother being attacked by a great demon. He dispatches the beast, but all is not well. Vergil shows Dante's amulet, and claims him dead, and that he was the killer. Eva is distraught at what Vergil had become, as her son tells her that he has discarded his heart. Vergil leaves his mother behind, leaving her crying for him. The last tormented part of his heart is gone. 
Vergil Hollow

Hollow Vergil preparing to fight the real Vergil

Vergil demon army

Vergil marches on with his new demons.

He confronts Hollow Vergil, desiring the azure amulet that the Hollow wore around his neck, and the two battle. Vergil defeats his Hollow, absorbing it's power, but his appearance is altered; his eyes now glow just like a demon and his hair is sticking upwards. Vergil finally leaves the underworld, but is met by a parade of devils. The leader roars at him, but Vergil's eyes glow a demonic red, causing the demons to bow to him. Cracking an evil smile, Vergil leads his new demon army, as the new Demon King.

Powers and Abilities

As a Nephilim, Vergil is gifted with supernatural powers and abilities.

Powers
Vergil Sniper

Vergil covers a sniper rifle

Supernatural Strength: Vergil is very strong and strikes with considerable force, enough to knock Dante several feet away and block Dante's attacks by using Yamato's sheath.

Supernatural Speed: Vergil's reflexes are fast enough to deflect bullets and projectiles with Yamato.

Accelerated healing: Vergil's healing factor is powerful enough to enable him to survive a fatal stab through the heart.

Superhuman agility: Vergil is agile to perform complex acrobatic moves during combat.

Demonic power manipulation: Vergil can channel demonic energy into his weapons to empower them with different effects. He can also use this energy to enhance himself, temporarily giving himself a boost in strength.

Angelic power manipulation: Much like his demonic energy, Vergil can tap into his angelic power to empower his weapons. He can also use this energy to push himself through the air and to perform short teleports.

Teleportation: Vergil can teleport long distances. He can also teleport other objects.

Abilities

Weapons proficiency: Vergil has exceptional skill with Yamato and firearms.

  • Swordsmanship: Vergil has exceptional skill with Yamato, using both the sword and sheathe in combat.
  • Marksmanship: Vergil is capable of outshooting an entire SWAT team with an assault rifle. He can also use throwing knives with great accuracy.
Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Vergil uses palm strikes and kicks in combat.
Spiral swords

Vergil uses "Blistering Swords"

Sword Illusions: Using the power of his mind, Vergil is able to fling mystical swords at his enemies to deal damage and to teleport either himself to a target or a target to himself.

Hacker: Vergil can hack into any computer and security system, as shown when he hacked into Mundus' complex and advanced networks to support Dante. He also used his skills to gain an advantage against demons to hack into Rapture City network systems.


Devil Trigger

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Vergil and his Doppelganger

Vergil with ability to activate his Devil Trigger, which grants him enhanced healing, strength, and speed. His Devil Trigger's special ability allows him to create a spectral copy of himself to aid him in battle and defend him while he recovers health.

Background

Vergil is named after the Roman poet Publius Vergilius Maro. In The Divine Comedy, Vergil acts as Dante's guide through Hell and Purgatory. Although Virgil was virtuous, his lack of Christian faith prevented him from entering Heaven.

Vergil's role as the Masked Man and his broadcasts are similar to V, the main protagonist of the V for Vendetta comics. V was well known for broadcasting messages to a corrupt British government as warnings for an upcoming rebellion.  Some fans also speculate that his masked appearances reference the famous hacktivist group, Anonymous.


Trivia

  • According to the designer from Ninja Theory, each Hollow character represented a specific personality trait.[1] Hollow Vergil represents "Vergil's self doubt" (notice how he becomes more confident during & after the confrontation), Hollow Kat represents his "humanity" (notice how he just ruthlessly slays Dante and how cold he acts toward Eva), Eva represents his origins and by leaving her, he is reborn and now in control of his own fate.
  • Phineas foreshadows Vergil becoming evil when he says, "If you do kill Mundus, who will take his place?" 
  • The Hollow manifestations of the characters weren't meant to be a homage to the manga Bleach. Instead they were inspired by the poem "The Hollow Men" by T.S. Eliot.

References


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