|Devil May Cry|
|Base of Operations||Residential Area|
|Real World Data|
|Appearance(s)||Devil May Cry |
Devil May Cry 2
Devil May Cry 3
Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
Devil May Cry 4
Devil May Cry is the titular shop that Dante owns in the Devil May Cry series. The origin of the name comes from the words Lady used to comfort Dante over Vergil's loss. Dante later renames the store to Devil Never Cry based on what he himself said to comfort Trish, although he eventually changes the name back.
While incorporating same elements, the shop's design changes slightly over the course of series.
In Devil May Cry 3 and its respective manga it is a large standalone building with an arched roof over the porch and double door. Seeing as Dante has not named his business yet, there is no sign above the door. Inside is one square-shaped room resembling a studio, with wooden floor and plaster walls with wooden panels on bottom part. Looking from the entrance, there is a set of simple stairs on the left, leading to a narrow landing. Underneath the landing is a white fridge, couple of couches and large speakers. On the left side is also a pool table. On the right side of the room, in the corner is an antique jukebox, and next to it a set of drums and an electric guitar. In front is a large, antique desk with chair, on it a photo of Dante's mother and an old rotary phone. On each side of the desk are doors, left one are leading into the bathroom of bare design and with the recurring poster of a woman with an eye-patch on the door from inside, while the right one should lead into bedroom. On the wall directly behind the desk is a huge trophy of unknown origin and lupine appearance. This office is destroyed at the beginning of the game.
In Devil May Cry, the building has a lower, square shaped porch roof and wooden blinds on windows. Above the door is a pink neon sign with "Devil May Cry" written in cursive and a silhouette of a woman with guns. From the inside wooden boards and panels are covering all the walls. The ceiling seems to be lower, the room generally look smaller and there are no stairs, making the room look less like a studio and more like an office. The furniture is the same, sans the huge trophy which is now missing, but its position is different. There is a summoning circle drawn on the floor with yellow paint.
Devil May Cry 2 reuses the design of Devil May Cry, although the jukebox is not visible here and Dante instead uses a more modern stereo system. There are also some wardrobes added to furniture, with bookshelf.
Devil May Cry: The Animated Series has the shop based on the destroyed Devil May Cry 3 version, including the unknown huge trophy on the wall behind the desk. This time however, it is right door that lead to bathroom, whereas behind left door is a set of stairs leading up to the bedroom. There isn't much of the bedroom seen, just a corner of a simple bed, a tall arched window with green curtains and a couple of smaller wardrobes, one of which has a bookshelf. The neon sign outside features silhouette of Dante pointing a gun to the left, with Rebellion extending behind his back and through word "May". In the anime it is the only time the huge trophy is put into function, in episode 5 a group of horned Sargasso appear on it, one above the other.
Devil May Cry 4 features yet another revamp of the building. There is no porch or any roof above the door, once out they step directly on the small staircase with railing. There are no figures as part of neon sign, just name of the shop in cursive. Walls are covered in plaster and everything is in obvious bad shape and full of trash. The area where Dante's desk is located is now slightly elevated on a wooden platform with two stairs and a carpet. Behind him is a wide, round column on which Sparda is hanging. Staircase on the side has a different railing and the round, decorated landing it leads to now spans over the wall behind desk, with the round column holding it up. Underneath staircase are large speakers, plants and a bookshelf hidden behind. On the left from Dante is a nook with bar in the corner, another "Devil May Cry" neon sign above it, trophies on the wall and a door next to it. If one looks from Dante's position to front left, one would notice another door and what seems like a small room. The contents of that room were not revealed.
In all games the player can see demons' skulls mounted on the wall along with Dante's many weapons. In some of the games, Dante's trophies change to reflect the specific enemies encountered in that game, such as a Scarecrow in Devil May Cry 4 or a Hell Sloth in Devil May Cry 3. There is always a pizza in the shop: seen in the beginning of Devil May Cry 3, Devil May Cry, and Dante's half of Devil May Cry 4, along with the anime and the manga.
The office's furniture always consists of an antique jukebox worth quite a bit of money, a billiard table with snooker cues, a sofa, and Dante's personal desk and chair. Instruments are also present, usually only a drum set although an electric guitar has accompanied it. Other pieces of clutter—such as boxes, a potted plant, a small refrigerator, a dart board, a trash can, and a coat tree—fill in the space, although their style and position are rarely preserved between appearances. The desk always has a framed picture of Dante's mother and an old-fashioned, rotary dial, black telephone on it.
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's AwakeningEdit
By the time Arkham arrives to lure Dante to the Temen-ni-gru, Dante has purchased his shop in the Residential Area, but has not decided on a name for it. After putting an end to Arkham's plot, he decides to name his shop after the words Lady used to comfort Dante over Vergil's loss:
|“||Maybe somewhere out there, even a devil may cry when he loses a loved one, don't you think?||”|
—Lady, Devil May Cry 3
Devil May CryEdit
After the events on Mallet Island, Dante renames his shop "Devil Never Cry" based on what he told Trish to relieve her of her guilt for betraying him:
|“||Trish...devils never cry...These tears, tears are a gift only humans have.||”|
—Dante, Devil May Cry
The name, however, did not last and was later reverted to "Devil May Cry."
Devil May Cry: The Animated SeriesEdit
During the events of the anime, the shop was occupied by Dante, Morrison and Patty who frequently visits the shop after demons tried to kill her. Throughout the series, Patty served as the maid who usually pestered Dante about his messes and often made bets with him at his pool table. Also during the series. it was frequently visited by Trish and Lady who most of the time came to collect money from Dante or to help him with a job. At the end of the series, Patty moved back in with her mother while Dante, Morrison, Trish and Lady all left the shop for a job outside the city and after Dante left, Patty returned to continue cleaning for Dante while he was out.
Presumably located somewhere within the Residential Area lies the main branch of Devil May Cry, in which the building is owned by Dante. This branch has a number of devil hunters and other individuals affiliated with it. The Devil Hunters in this branch often go out onto jobs in which has the secret "password" to separate normal jobs from the more unique ones or may have a trusted booking agent arrange a job themselves. Some also even individually ask the Devil Hunters to take a job.
|Dante||Devil Hunter; Sole Proprietor||Active|
In the novel Deadly Fortune, in the aftermath of the fall of the Sanctus and the Holy Knights in the Order of the Sword, former Holy Knight Nero opens a devil-hunting business and is named Devil May Cry when Dante supports him, sending him the same neon sign in which is the logo for the shop. Their base of operations is located in an apartment somewhere in Fortuna in which both him and Kyrie rented.
|Nero||Devil Hunter; Tenant||Active|
- The logo for the shop shows Trish holding two guns (possibly Luce & Ombra) but at the time Dante was running the shop, he didn't even know Trish. It is possible that the Trish-like silhouette is actually a figure of Eva, Dante's mother. This would explain why it was present despite Dante not knowing Trish at the time.
- In the magazine that Dante reads in Devil May Cry 4 it is revealed that the name of the woman in the poster is Dominique Tereshkova. First name is another reference to Space Pirate Cobra, who, besides Lady, had a bikini-clad sidekick named Dominique, while last name Tereshkova is most likely reference to Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, especially considering the poster girl has a space rocket rising behind her.
- While the rest of the design is the same, poster girl Dominique's top changes with each game. In Devil May Cry she has two large black stars covering her breasts, in Devil May Cry 2 that is changed to strapless bra, in Devil May Cry 3 she has string bikini top with cups that cover breasts completely, and in Devil May Cry 4 it is again string bikini top, but with smaller cups.
- In Devil May Cry 4, next to Sparda is various firearms and melee weapons. Why they are in there is unknown, as we dont see them with Dante in his missions, or the entire series. If this is true, they may just be merely decorations, for his customers to notice he only does "hunting jobs" and to give his shop a little "flair", or collectables, to show he put them in his shop to be admired, not used. However, if he did use them, he'd have to have good reasons to do it.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Devil May Cry
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Devil May Cry 4
- ↑ Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Devil May Cry 4: Deadly Fortune
|Dante - Trish - The Dark Knight Sparda|
|Griffon - Mundus - Nelo Angelo - Nightmare - Phantom|
|Beelzebub - Blade - Fetish - Frost - Kyklops - Marionette - Nobody - Plasma - Sargasso - Shadow - Sin Scissors & Scythe|
|Alastor - Force Edge & Sparda - Ifrit - Yamato|
|Locations & Miscellaneous|
|Bangle of Time - Broken Bridge - Dante's Office - Mallet Island - Mirror World|
|Arius - Dante - Lucia - Matier - Trish|
|Argosax - Bolverk - Furiataurus - Infested Chopper - Infested Tank - Jokatgulm - Nefasturris - Noctpteran - Orangguerra - Phantom - Tartarussian & Plutonian - Tateobesu - Trismagia|
|Blade - Demonochorus - Erupt Gel - Finis Demon - Flambat - Infestant - Goat Clan - Mancer Demon - Msira - Puia - Sargasso - Savage Golem - Secretary - Spicere|
|Dante's weapons: Merciless - Rebellion - Vendetta - Ebony & Ivory - Missile Launcher - Shotgun - Submachine Guns|
Lucia's weapons: Cutlaseer - Klyamoor - Zambak - Bow Gun - Cranky Bomb - Darts - Throwing Daggers
Trish's weapons: Sparda - Luce & Ombra - Nightmare-γ
|Locations & Miscellaneous|
|Dante's Office - Demon World - Dumary Island - Human World|
|Arkham - Dante - Lady - Vergil|
|Agni & Rudra the Firestorm - Beowulf the Lightbeast - Cerberus the Ice Guardian - Doppelganger - Geryon the Timesteed - Gigapede - Leviathan - Nevan|
|Abyss - Arachne - Blood-goyle - Damned Chessmen - Dullahan - Enigma - Hell Vanguard - The Fallen - Seven Hells of the Demon Army - Soul Eater|
|Devil Arms: Agni & Rudra - Beowulf (Devil Arm) - Cerberus (Devil Arm) - Nevan (Devil Arm) - Rebellion - Yamato|
|Dark Slayer - Doppelganger - Gunslinger - Quicksilver - Royalguard - Swordmaster - Trickster|
|Dante's Office - Demon World - Human World - Residential Area - Temen-ni-gru|
|Agnus - Credo - Dante - Gloria - Kyrie - Lady - Nero - Sanctus - Trish|
|Bael & Dagon - Berial - Containment Room - Echidna - The Savior|
|Alto & Bianco Angelo - Assault - Basilisk - Blitz - Chimera Seed & Chimera - Cutlass - Fault - Frost - Gladius - Mephisto & Faust - Scarecrow|
| Nero: Blue Rose - Devil Bringer - Red Queen - Yamato|
Dante: Ebony & Ivory - Coyote-A - Rebellion - Gilgamesh - Pandora - Lucifer - Yamato
|Buster - Dark Slayer Style - Gunslinger Style - Royalguard Style - Swordmaster Style - Trickster Style|
|Dante's Office - Fortuna - Fortuna Castle - Mitis Forest|