Resigned to your fate, I see.

Vergil

Vergil is a character from the Devil May Cry series by Capcom. He is the son of the demon Sparda and the older twin brother of Dante. He rejected his humanity and embraced his demonic heritage, leading to his quest to become more powerful that he ever was.

Vergil is a playable character in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

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Appearance[edit | edit source]

At first glance, Vergil appears physically similar to Dante. While they share the white hair color, Vergil's hairstyle is swept up to resemble his father's. In stark contrast to Dante's wardrobe featuring a largely red color scheme, Vergil wears blue predominantly, and dresses in a manner that gives him a bit of a regal air (in this case; a long coat with three tails and a snake-like pattern on the right side, a black vest and brown boots), in contrast to Dante's more casual look.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Vergil is a cold and aloof individual who seeks power above all else. Any traits of humanity he may have had have been set aside in his pursuit to succeed his father. Vergil has no qualms with fighting Dante or even attempting to kill his brother if it is convenient for him. Though initially perceiving himself superior to his brother, Vergil does not exhibit an outward arrogance. Despite generally serving as an antagonist to Dante, Vergil has been known to fight alongside his brother and set aside some of his warrior ideals, should particular circumstances arise. While not very vocal of it, he does care for his brother and his son Nero.

He does not like firearms, decrying it as a 'crude weapon for an unrefined weakling.' However, he has apparently used guns before, and borrowed Dante's gun and together finished off Arkham using it in Devil May Cry 3.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Vergil possesses the standard demon powers of superhuman strength, endurance, and speed, sharing Dante's powers. Vergil possesses a wide array of abilities that heavily contrasts that of Dante's style. In DMC3, he only had one style and had fewer weapons than his brother, but his attacks were far more fierce and effective and thus, he relied on substance rather than style. His only "firearm" in the game, Summoned Swords, did not strike opponents instantly like Ebony and Ivory, but because they could be fired as he attacked with his Devil Arms without interruption, he has a much deadlier combo game.

  • Wields the O-katana Yamato, which has the ability to cut down anything without the blade having to make contact. It also has the ability to cut through space. All damage inflicted by it will occur in real time once the sword has been sheathed.
  • Utilizes mastership of the Iaido sword style in which he uses the Yamato and its scabbard.
  • High-speed movement, able to seemingly warp towards and away from his enemies, similar to Wesker.
  • Wields magical powers, shaping his energy into the form of spectral blades called Summoned Swords that buffer his attacks or can warp them around his opponents to attack them from multiple angles.
  • Can utilize Devil Trigger, although he is much stronger than Dante in this regard and can even utilize an enhanced form of it.
  • Possesses proficient hand-to-hand skills as demonstrated by his use of the Beowulf gauntlets and grieves.

Story[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3[edit | edit source]

Vergil acquires the Muramasa Blade, which he uses on Wolverine to test its power. He would go on to cause destruction with the blade as it has a shared desire with him for power.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

True to his playable incarnation in Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Vergil is less combo-oriented than his brother, relying on powerful attacks, both normal and special that possess incredible range, making him an ideal mix-up when using assists with solid close and mid-range attacks. Most people who have gotten experience with Vergil refer to him as a combination of Zero (in terms of health), Wesker (in terms of teleportation tricks) and his brother Dante (with his attack range). While not as fast as his brother, attack-wise, he can easily close and create gaps between his enemies using his Trick teleports to allow him to apply serious pressure to his foes.

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Vergil's theme is a remix of his second boss battle theme from Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, "One More Game".
  • Capcom stated that several difficulties prevented them from making his DLC costume Nelo Angelo, given that they wield different types of swords and would have different movesets.
  • Vergil's rival appears to be Iron Fist, both use fighting styles typically associated with Asia; Vergil wields an O-katana known as Yamato, while Iron Fist employs chi-infused martial arts. Also notable is the similar purple lighting to both of their official portraits.
  • Several of Vergil's lines in UMVC3 are lifted straight from Devil May Cry 3, such as "Might controls everything" and his specific win quote against Dante "Foolishness Dante, foolishness", both of which he utters to him when he defeated him in Mission 7.
  • His win quote against Trish references the fact that she shares the exact same face as his mother, Eva.
  • When pitted against Magneto, Magneto notes a resemblance to his son Quicksilver, whom not only had white hair but super speed as well, similar to both Vergil and Dante.
  • Thor is reminded of his 'wicked' brother Loki upon encountering Vergil, mentioning that he sympathizes with Dante in this regard.
  • In the Japanese versions of his game appearances, nearly all of Vergil's moves are written in pure Japanese with different names from their English versions, further contrasting him from Dante.

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