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DA Alastor
I am Alastor. The weak shall give their heart and swear their eternal loyalty to me.

—Alastor, Devil May Cry

Alastor is a living Devil Arm, the "Thunder Sword" and "Spirit of Lightning",[1] appearing in Devil May Cry. It is also one of the two keys alongside Ifrit that can unlock Dante's inner, unlimited power.[2] It can only be wielded by the "chosen one" who can conquer it, but it is able to grant its possessor lightning speed and aerial capability.[3]

GameplayEdit

While the Alastor is equipped, the menu screens are shrouded in lightning.

Alastor the Thunder DevilEdit

Dante obtains Alastor
Dante obtaining the Alastor
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Dante finds Alastor impaled through the chest of a sculpture of an agonized woman, and it speaks to Dante of its intent to enslave him.[4] It flies through the air and nails him to the ground, but he removes and subdues it, becoming one with it in the process.

After that point, Dante can use Devil Trigger and channel Alastor's power, enhancing his attacks with lightning and allowing him to take the form of a winged, tailed Demon.

MovesetsEdit

Devil May CryEdit

Action Command Description
Alastor Combo I B c,B c,B c A quick 3-hit combo.
Alastor Combo II B c,B c,—,B c,B c Quickly slash the enemies in front of you 4 times before you slash down with great power.
Million Stab B c,B c,—,B c (rapid) Quickly stab the enemy with blinding speed creating enough momentum to blast them backward.
High Time B r1+B d+B c Swing the sword in an upward rising motion, bashing up enemies into the air. Continue holding B c to jump, and B c again to slash down.
Air Hike B x (mid-air) Double jump in the air.
Round Trip B c (hold and release) Throw the sword like a boomerang.
Round Trip Combo B c, B c, B c B c (Round Trip) A right-left punch followed by a torso kick and kick 13.
Stinger B r1+B u+B c With lightning speed, plunge the sword into enemies. Level 2 plunges the sword from an even further distance. If performed near an edge, the Stinger will continue into the air and become a long jump.
Vortex B c (Air Raid) Damage enemies with an intense spinning body attack. Level 2 keeps attacking as long as the magic gauges last.
Air Raid B r1 (mid-air, Devil Trigger) Become airborne and be capable of performing aerial electrocution attacks. Press B x/B s to strike electrocution.

Other appearancesEdit

Viewtiful JoeEdit

Arrow Main article: Blade Master Alastor

Alastor's manifested spirit, Blade Master Alastor, appears as a recurring boss and sometimes as a playable character in the Viewtiful Joe series, also by Capcom. It is revealed in Dante's story line of the game that Alastor has left the sword due to Dante's carelessness. Dante responds by saying Alastor "really knows how to hold a grudge." Also, Dante wields the Alastor during his appearances in Viewtiful Joe and Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble.

Sengoku BasaraEdit

Alastor also appears as one of the final weapons for Date Masamune in Sengoku Basara 2 (Azure Dragon in Devil Kings), and there are six copies of Alastor that Date Masamune can use. When you first acquire Alastor with Azure Dragon, it is actually called "Azure Prophet".

BackgroundEdit

Alastor, meaning "Avenger", was a genius or spirit of familial feuds in classical mythology, and encouraged violent retribution. In this respect, it often referred to Zeus, the lightning god. In Christian demonology, it became the chief executioner of Hell.

GalleryEdit

DT Alastor
Dante's Alastor Devil Trigger
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DMC 1 Alastor Cutscene(01:39)
Dante obtaining the Alastor
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TriviaEdit

  • One of the hosts of the series Mythbusters, Jamie Hyneman, has a prop version of the Alastor which can be seen in his office. This is because his visual effects company, M5 Industries, was behind the US Devil May Cry commercial.
  • The Thunder Edge of Okami, wielded by Amaterasu, is a similar lightning sword whose Sub-Glaive lunge attack is very similar to the Alastor's Stinger attack.
  • Alastor and Ifrit both are comparable to Raizan and Enryuu from the Onimusha series of game, both sharing the similarity in thunder element bearing speed oriented offense while flame element bearing brute power play.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Devil May Cry, Enemy File — Plasma: "Alastor is the form of "Spirit of Lightning". It only obeys commands of the chosen one. Hence, the powers of the Alastor do not work effectively against the Plasma."
  2. Devil May Cry Game Manual
  3. Devil May Cry, Devil Arms — Alastor: "Gives the possessor lightning speed and aerial capabilities."
  4. Devil May Cry, Alastor: "I am Alastor. The weak shall give their heart and swear their eternal loyalty to me."


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