Rebellion as it appears in 'Devil May Cry 3 (Dormant) & Devil May Cry 4 (Awakened)
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|Appearance(s)||Devil May Cry 2|
Devil May Cry 3
Devil May Cry: The Animated Series
Devil May Cry 4
Rebellion is Dante's trademark sword appearing throughout the series. Though it has the form of a standard claymore, it is a magical blade given to him as a keepsake from his father, Sparda. It serves as both a physical manifestation of his power, and through its name, meaning "resistance", a symbol of his spirit. The blade's power originally laid dormant, but through contact with Dante's blood, it was awakened.
Rebellion is a massive claymore with a heavy double-edged blade, notched on both sides near the tip. In its dormant form, the pommel is a single spike, but after awakening it splits open into several. The grip is plain, but the guard is skeletal, with a skull-design on each side leading to the rib cage from which the blade emerges; on one side of the blade, the skull is that of a human, while the other uses a horned demon's skull. Initially, the crossguard is folded in against the ribs, but it extends and the skull transform to a screaming skull once the sword is awakened by Dante's blood.
The Rebellion is a remarkably powerful magical sword. In fact, it is the only weapon shown so far that can consistently block strikes from the space-cutting Devil Arm Yamato. The Rebellion can be infused with the user's demonic energy which is then released in the form of destructive, physics-defying shockwaves.
Mainly, the Rebellion's true ability is to unlock Dante's power. In Devil May Cry 3, after Vergil impaled Dante with Rebellion, the blade came in contact with his demonic blood, unlocking his demonic power while subsequently awakening its own power and becoming much stronger.
Rebellion once belonged to Dante's father, Sparda, and was given to Dante as a keepsake. He uses it as his primary weapon while exploring the Temen-ni-gru, but after his first battle with his brother Vergil, Dante is impaled with the blade, with his blood inadvertently awakening the blade along with his demonic powers, and granting him access to Devil Trigger. Dante continues to use the sword until he recovers his father's personal blade, the Force Edge. He goes back to using the Rebellion after giving the Force Edge to Trish. When on a mission, Dante just carries the sword on his back, but while among humans, he carries it in a guitar case to avoid unwanted attention.
In Devil May Cry 2, Rebellion was the only Devil Arm Dante depended on. However, the damage and moveset wasn't as equal as other demonic weapons, so it functioned more of just an ordinary sword.
In Devil May Cry 3, the Rebellion had more moves and attack styles, unlike its first appearance. The moves that went after foes, such as the ground move, "Drive" sends a tremor-esque shockwave after a foe before disrupting the ability to move and attack, and the airborne move "Sword Pierce" which flings the sword itself at a foe, until it impales an enemy or wall (until it did this the player could even use other weapon's freely and call back the sword, at the time they use the move once more). In Devil Trigger, Dante can glide (which if the player Air Hikes and dismounts off a wall, Dante will move faster and have more hangtime).
In Devil May Cry 4, the Rebellion was considerably much stronger and faster, while also having an extended number of moves, and each were more longer in duration unlike its previous appearances (noticeably an effect from Dante having a matured skill and experience with the sword), he also depended on more dancing styles and could overpower many more enemies than before. Noticeably, his "Drive" move used more energy and was sent off faster, while also tripling the number of shockwaves. His attacks were amplified in more magical energy.
|High Time||++||Slash an enemy up into the air.|
|Stinger||++||Powerful thrust unleashed after stepping forward.|
|3-hit Combo||Direction+,,||Dante slashes twice, follow by a sweeping slash that hits all enemies around him.|
|4-hit Combo||,,,||Dante slashes forward four times.|
|5-hit Combo||,,,Direction+,||Dante slashes forward three times, follow by a helm-breaker style slash and an upward slash, sending enemies flying.|
|6-hit Combo||,,Direction+,,,||Dante slashes forward five times, follow by a sweeping slash that hits all enemies around him. Also moves Dante forward significantly.|
|Helm Breaker||(mid-air)||Overhead slash down on top of an enemy below.|
|Aerial Combo||++ (mid-air)||Kicks twice mid-air, followed by a helm-breaker.|
|DT Million Stab||,,Direction+ (Devil Trigger)||Quickly stabs the enemy with blinding speed. The longer the last attack button is held, the longer it last. Drains DT gauge faster, but deals incredible damage.|
|Air Raid||(mid-air, Devil Trigger)||Become airborne and be capable of performing aerial attacks.|
|DT Aerial Round Trip||(Air Raid)||Spins the sword like a boomerang around Dante, damaging all enemies near Dante at his altitude.|
|Rebellion Combo I||,,||A quick 3-hit combo.|
|Rebellion Combo II||,—,,||A 4-hit combo for crowd control. The second and third swings circle around the player in rapid succession, while the final swing deals greater damage in an arc to the right of the player.|
|Helm Breaker||(mid-air)||A powerful overhead swing from mid-air which returns the player to the ground. Drive can be charged during this move, given that there is enough air between the player and the target.|
|Stinger||++||A high speed lunge attack towards a targeted enemy, which knocks them back upon connecting. Level 2 does more damage and has even greater range. Note that there are no invincibility frames in the dash mechanic of Stinger.|
|High Time||++||Swing Rebellion upwards to fling enemies into the air. Hold down the attack button to launch the player into the air.|
|Million Stab||Crazy Rebellion Combo II/Stinger||Rapidly stab enemies in front of the player with blinding speed. Combo is finished by a longer range thrust, which deals greater damage and knocks back stricken enemies.|
|Drive||(hold and release)||An attack with a slow start that sends a powerful shockwave towards distant enemies. The buildup of Drive can be held for longer to launch a stronger shockwave.|
|Air Hike||(mid-air)||By concentrating magical energy into the area under your feet, you are able to perform a double jump to reach higher, more strategic locations. This second jump contains invincibility frames.|
|Glide||+ (mid-air, Devil Trigger, hold)||After transforming into Demon form, you can spread out demon wings to glide to the ground.|
|Prop Shredder||(ground)||Spin your sword vertically at high speeds to slice and dice the enemy to bits - the initial attack will fling the enemy upward while the second keeps them airborne.|
|Aerial Rave||(mid-air)||Perform a 4 hit sword strike combo in mid-air, ending in a powerful slash that sends enemies flying.|
|Sword Pierce||++||Hurl your sword at the enemy, resulting in the sword spinning around inside the enemy, applying constant damage, though it leaves Dante with only a kick for melee. Press the style button again to call your sword back.|
|Thrust Kick||(Sword Pierce, ground)||Kick while Rebellion is skewered in a foe.|
|Dance Macabre||++, (rapid)||After an initial dash towards a target, perform all of Rebellion's ground attacks and combos in a rapid, separate combo, ending with Million Stab. The initial dash does not contain any invincibility frames.|
|Crazy Dance||Crazy Dance Macabre||Plant your sword into the ground and spin around it, kicking all enemies in the immediate vicinity. Combo ends with a devastating slash which sends enemies flying.|
|Killer Bee||(Sword Pierce), (mid-air)||Perform a diving kick towards a targeted enemy.|
|Rebellion Combo A|| PS3: ,,|
|A quick 3-slash combo.|
|Rebellion Combo B|| PS3: ,—,,|
|A 4-hit combo for crowd control. The second and third swings circle around the player in rapid succession. Combo ends with a complete Million Slash that cannot be canceled.|
|Helm Breaker|| PS3: (mid-air)|
|A devastating overhead attack powerful enough to shatter the sturdiest of armoured helms or demonic skulls.|
|High Time|| PS3: ++|
|A powerful attack that launches an enemy skyward. By holding down /, you will follow the enemy up into the air.|
|Stinger|| PS3: ++|
|A high speed lunge attack towards a targeted enemy, which knocks them back upon connecting. Level 2 has an increased damage output and even greater range.|
|Million Stab||Hold Y while performing Stinger/Rebellion Combo B||A blinding whirlwind of stabs with enough momentum to blast an enemy away.|
|Round Trip|| PS3: (hold and release)|
XBOX: (hold and release)
|Hurl Rebellion at an enemy. The impaled blade will shred the enemy until called back by pressing .|
Other Media AppearancesEdit
Dante wields Rebellion.
Dante wields his Rebellion and can perform many of his signature techniques, including High Time, Helm Breaker, Prop Shredder, Stinger, Million Stab, Aerial Rave, Drive, Air Hike, Dance Macabre and Crazy Dance. Dante can also perform a new Level 3 Hyper Combo, "Devil Must Die", in which he zips back and forth with Stingers and stabs the opponent with a final Stinger that propels the enemy backward into a magical trap of some sort that resembles those set by Trish.
Rebellion appears as an available weapon in Monster Hunter Frontier G.
- ↑ Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Combat Adjudicator — Rebellion: "I am the combat adjudicator. Only a technique imbued with magic essence can move me."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 2, Weapon File — Rebellion: "A standard sword for Dante."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 4, Dante's Arms File — Rebellion: "A memento given to Dante by his father, this large magical blade is the physical manifestation of Dante’s power."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 3, Code: 1 — Dante, Dante's Weapons — Rebellion: "A keepsake sword from his father. Its name means "resistance."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Devil Arms File — Rebellion: "A keepsake sword from Dante's father. This magic blade's true power hasn't fully awakened."
- ↑ Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Devil Arms File — Rebellion: "A keepsake sword from Dante's father. Dante's blood has awakened the blade's true power."
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 This attack can also be initiated using Stinger, by releasing the Left Analog Stick and pressing .
|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
|Devil Arms: Agni & Rudra - Beowulf (Devil Arm) - Cerberus (Devil Arm) - Nevan (Devil Arm) - Rebellion - Yamato|
| Nero: Blue Rose - Devil Bringer - Red Queen - Yamato|
Dante: Ebony & Ivory - Coyote-A - Rebellion - Gilgamesh - Pandora - Lucifer - Yamato