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Orbs are collectible, crystallized stones which appear throughout the Devil May Cry series, and are used for a variety of purposes. The different types of stones are demarcated by their color, which reflects their purpose and origin.

Red OrbEdit

Orb (red)

Red Orb

Red Orbs are magical red stones consisting of the crystallized blood of demons.[1][2][3] Throughout the series, the amount of Red Orbs the player finds during a mission factors into its final grade. They are usually found by defeating enemies and breaking objects, and in the first three games they are given as rewards for completing missions, though they were replaced by Proud Souls in Devil May Cry 4. The amount of orbs obtained by defeating enemies depends on the Stylish Rank at the moment they are defeated, and the amount obtained by completing a mission depends on the overall mission grade. There are also hidden caches that can be found by examining or standing on unusual places; in most games, the player must find these hidden orbs unassisted, while in Devil May Cry 4, these hidden caches can be detected using Nero's Auto-Search ability. Red Orbs also function as the in-game currency, and in the first three games they can be used to purchase items, weapon upgrades, and new abilities at Divinity Statues (in Devil May Cry 4, new abilities are instead purchased with Proud Souls). In Devil May Cry and Devil May Cry 2, there are also red Sealed Doors which can only be opened by relinquishing certain amounts of Red Orbs to them.[4]

Red orb DmC

Red orbs in DmC

Red orbs make a return in DmC: Devil May Cry. These orbs can be acquired by defeating demons and destroying objects and red slug-like creatures. Unlike in the original series where the orbs can be used to both upgrade abilities and purchase items, the red orbs in DmC can only be used for the latter.

Green OrbEdit

Orb (green)

Green Orb

Green Orbs are magical green stones consisting of the crystallized fluids of demons.[5][6][7] In each game, they will revitalize some of the player's vitality as soon as they are picked up[8], and also count towards their Red Orbs if their health is already full. They can be found by defeating enemies and breaking objects, but are uncommon.

Green orbs return in DmC: Devil May Cry. These orbs replenish Dante's health. They can be acquired by defeating a certain horde of enemies and by destroying green slug-like creatures attached to walls.

White OrbEdit

Orb (white)

White Orb

White Orbs are magical white stones consisting of the crystallized tears and spirit of demons.[9][10][11] In each game, they will revitalize some of the player's Devil Trigger as soon as they are picked up, and also count towards their Red Orbs. In Devil May Cry 3, however, they provide no Red Orbs if the D.T. Gauge is full. They can be found by defeating enemies and breaking objects, but are uncommon.

White orb DmC

White orbs in DmC

In DmC: Devil May Cry, white orbs function differently. Instead of replenishing the Devil Trigger gauge, the white orbs from this game can be used to purchase skill upgrades, provided a set amount of white orbs have been acquired to get an upgrade point. The white orbs can be acquired by defeating enemies or as a reward for completing missions.

Blue OrbEdit

Orb (blue) and Orb (blue fragment)

Blue Orb (left) and Blue Orb Fragment (right)

Blue Orbs are magical blue stones consisting of crystallized life force.[12][13][14][15] In each game, they will lengthen the Vitality Gauge. They can be obtained by purchasing them from Divinity Statues, finding them hidden within missions, or by obtaining four Blue Orb Fragments, which will combine into one Blue Orb.[16][17][18][19][20][21] These fragments can also be obtained by finding them hidden within missions, or by completing Secret Missions. There is a set number of Blue Orbs and Blue Orb Fragments in each game. In Devil May Cry, previously obtained Blue Orbs and fragments are replaced with Yellow Orbs on subsequent playthroughs, while in Devil May Cry 3 and Devil May Cry 4, the Blue Orb Fragments obtained from Secret Missions are replaced with large Red Orbs, which can be obtained simply by completing the Secret Mission again, even immediately after finishing it the first time. In Devil May Cry 2, Secret Missions can only be completed once.

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Purple OrbEdit

Orb (purple)

Purple Orb

Purple Orbs are magical purple stones consisting of crystallized magic.[22][23][24][25] In each game, they will lengthen the Devil Trigger gauge, and thus, the duration the player can be in the Devil Trigger state. They can only be obtained by purchasing them from Divinity Statues. There is a set number of Purple Orbs in each game. Usually, the set number is 7 Purple Orbs, but exceptions do exist.

Purple orbs in DmC: Devil May Cry functions differently that its predecessor. Instead of permanently increasing the length of the Devil Trigger gauge, the purple orbs replenish the gauge instead. They can be acquired by destroying certain objects and purple slug-like creatures attached to walls.

YellowEdit

Orb (gold)

Gold Orb

Yellow Orbs are magical yellow stones created through a secret alchemical process.[26][27] When the player dies, they are given the option of using a Yellow Orb to be brought back to life in the previous room. They can be purchased indefinitely from a Divinity Statue, and there are some hidden throughout the missions which can only be obtained once in Devil May Cry 3, but reappear during each playthrough in Devil May Cry. In Devil May Cry, Yellow Orbs also replace previously obtained Blue Orbs and Blue Orb Fragments throughout the missions.

GoldEdit

Gold Orbs are magical golden stones virtually identical to Yellow Orbs, except that they are able to bring the player back to life where they died, even in the middle of a boss fight.[28][29][30] In Devil May Cry 4, the Gold Orbs hidden throughout the missions can be picked up, but the player can only hold a maximum of 3 at any given time, and any others found in other levels will provide the player with a separate Gold Orb, which will remain where they were found in case the player uses it and needs another. They are automatically used upon death in Devil May Cry 2, and in the "Heaven or Hell" and "Hell and Hell" difficulties of Devil May Cry 4, while otherwise the player is only given the option to use them after dying. They did not appear in the original version of Devil May Cry 3, but when starting a file on the Special Edition, the player is given a choice of playing with Yellow or Gold Orbs. If "Gold" is chosen, all Yellow Orbs are replaced by Gold Orbs.

Gold orb DmC

Gold orbs in DmC

Gold orbs return in DmC: Devil May Cry. These orbs can only be acquired in mission 1 and by purchasing them from the shop. A gold orb functions similarly from its predecessor.

Background Edit

The design of the orbs having faces bears some resemblance to the Crimson Behelits from the anime and manga series, Berserk.

Other appearancesEdit

SNKvsC CF Green Ord Card

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

References
  1. Devil May Cry 2, Item File — Red Orb: "A crystal with condensed demon blood. Use it to gain new power."
  2. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Orb File — Red Orb: "A magic red stone of crystallized demon blood. Offer it to the gods to earn new power."
  3. Devil May Cry 4, Orb File — Red Orb: "A magic red stone of crystallized demon blood. Offer it to the gods to earn new power."
  4. Devil May Cry, Red Orb: "A red stone used to unlock new skills and doors. To acquire new skills you must offer the stones to the god of time."
  5. Devil May Cry 2, Item File — Green Orb: "A crystal with condensed demon fluid. It will instantly recover your vitality."
  6. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Orb File — Green Orb: "A magic green stone of crystallized demon essence. It returns lost life power."
  7. Devil May Cry 4, Orb File — Green Orb: "A magic green stone of crystallized demon fluid. It returns lost life power."
  8. Devil May Cry, Green Orb: "A sacred stone that revitalizes energy as soon as you get it."
  9. Devil May Cry 2, Item File — White Orb: "A crystal with condensed demon tears. It will recover your magic power."
  10. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Orb File — White Orb: "A magic white stone of crystallized devil spirit. It revitalizes lost magic power."
  11. Devil May Cry 4, Orb File — White Orb: "A magic white stone of crystallized devil spirit. It revives lost magic power."
  12. Devil May Cry, Blue Orb: "Also known as the fragment of life. It has the power to increase the maximum limit of vitality."
  13. Devil May Cry 2, Item File — Blue Orb: "A crystal with vital force that will increase the capacity of your vitality."
  14. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Orb File — Blue Orb: "A magic blue stone of crystallized life force. It boosts one's maximum vitality."
  15. Devil May Cry 4, Orb File — Blue Orb: "A magic blue stone of crystallized life force. It boosts one's maximum vitality."
  16. Devil May Cry, Blue Orb Fragment: "Also known as the fragment of life. But it’s only one fourth of the whole piece. When it becomes whole, it will have the power to increase the vitality’s maximum limit."
  17. Devil May Cry, Blue Orb: "The fragments have combined to make one whole Blue Orb. The vitality’s maximum limit will be increased."
  18. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Blue Orb: "Gather four orb fragments to form a perfect crystal. This boosts one's power limits."
  19. Devil May Cry 2, Item File — Blue Orb Fragment: "A fragment with vital energy. Four pieces make one whole Blue Orb."
  20. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Orb File — Blue Orb Fragment: "A fragment of crystallized life force. Four of these combine to form one Blue Orb."
  21. Devil May Cry 4, Orb File — Blue Orb Fragment: "Blue fragments of crystallized life force. Four of these form one complete stone."
  22. Devil May Cry, Power Up — Purple Orb: "It will increase the maximum number of your Devil Trigger gauges, thus increasing the time you can be in a Devil Trigger state."
  23. Devil May Cry 2, Item File — Purple Orb: "A crystal that will increase your Devil Trigger Gauge."
  24. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Orb File — Purple Orb: "A magic purple stone of crystallized magic. It boosts one’s magic power limit."
  25. Devil May Cry 4, Orb File — Purple Orb: "A magic purple stone of crystallized magic. It boosts one’s magic power limit."
  26. Devil May Cry, Yellow Orb: "A sacred stone that brings back life after death."
  27. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Orb File — Yellow Orb: "A magic yellow stone made by a secret process. It can recall lost souls."
  28. Devil May Cry 2, Item File — Gold Orb: "A crystal generated by immortals with the power of resurrection."
  29. Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, Orb File — Gold Orb: "A magic golden stone made through a secret process. It can restore lost souls."
  30. Devil May Cry 4, Orb File — Gold Orb: "A magic golden stone made through a secret process. It can restore lost souls."


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