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DmC Eva and Dante

Eva's counterpart (with a younger Dante) as seen in DmC: Devil May Cry.

Eva is a character from the Devil May Cry series. She is the deceased human wife of the legendary demon knight Sparda, the mother of Dante and Vergil and the grandmother of Nero.

Profile Edit

Little is known about Eva. She appears only as a photo on Dante's desk and as a voice in a flashback in the first Devil May Cry game. From what is known about her, she was a kind and caring woman.

Story Edit

For Dante and Vergil's 8th birthday, she gave each of the boys one half of Sparda's Perfect Amulet. Afterwards, she was killed in a demon attack ordered by Mundus. She hid Dante underneath two stones and told him never to come out, no matter what. She gave her life for her sons. It is unclear where Vergil was at this time. Eva's death is most likely the event that shaped the paths Dante and Vergil took, causing Dante to fight demons and Vergil to search for Force Edge.

After Dante grew to adulthood, Trish was made by Mundus to look like Eva in order to manipulate Dante. Dante's lingering feelings for Eva are most clearly seen when Trish is saved by Dante despite her already betraying him.

DmC Eva Edit

Unlike her classic counterpart, the Eva of Ninja Theory's reimagining game of the series has wavy red hair instead of straight blonde hair and rather than wearing a majestic gothic dress, she is usually depicted wearing a simple white sundress.

In DmC, Eva is an angel who fell in love with the demon Sparda bearing him twin Nephilim (hybrid offspring of angels and demons) that they named Dante and Vergil. For the crime of miscegenation between the two races, Sparda and Eva became pariahs and were forced to go into hiding from the forces of the demon king, Mundus. While they were still young, Eva gave each of her children a unique pendant, red for Dante and blue for Vergil. Sparda and Eva raised their happy family at their mansion of Paradise, but their days together ended when Mundus's hunters located them, and Mundus himself stormed their mansion. As Eva ran through the house alerting Sparda and her children, Mundus captured her and ripped out her heart, right before Dante's eyes. Sparda went on the run with his children and erased their memories of their childhood in order to conceal them, including those of their mother's death.

Many years later, Dante begins to assist Vergil in taking down Mundus's empire, and Dante manages to recover memories of his past by finding mementos of his parents, including two blue roses left behind by Eva that match the one in her portrait. As he finds the mementos, Dante is able to remove the bonds placed on his soul and awaken his Nephilim abilities, while also catching glimpses of a message left within his soul by his mother. When he destroys the final bond on his soul, he is able to hear Eva's message clearly—an apology for not being able to protect him, and explaining that although she and Sparda never regretted their love, they regretted never giving Dante a choice to control his life. As she reminds Dante that she loves him, she encourages him to use his newfound Devil Trigger ability to choose his own path.

Trivia Edit

  • Eva's name is an alternate spelling for Eve, who in the Bible is said to have been the first woman created by God. Eve is infamous for having been tempted by the serpent to eat the Forbidden Fruit, which led to Adam and Eve being exiled from the Garden of Eden as punishment for succumbing to temptation. In some versions, she is a replacement for Adam after God's previous creation, Lilith, who abandoned Adam and became a demon.
  • Nero, the protagonist of Devil May Cry 4, is the son of Vergil and thus the grandson of Eva. While the exact full details of this have yet to be officially established by Capcom in a Devil May Cry game, it was allegedly confirmed that Nero is Vergil's son at "Captivate 2009" by one of the Capcom employees who worked on the game's localization[1] and later confirmed in the official Devil May Cry series artbook, Graphics Arts 3142.[2]

References Edit

  1. Captivate 2009 - Devil May Cry News (No New Game Unfortunately)

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