Powers & Abilities


Powers and AbilitiesEdit


VDT Yamato

Like his brother Dante, Vergil possesses the blood of Sparda in his veins. This gives him uniquely inhuman abilities and endows him with an extraordinary physical prowess far beyond that of any human. He can also use the transformation called Devil Trigger, which he mastered long before Dante due to embracing his demonic heritage as opposed to Dante who previously rejected it. He is more adept at advanced teleportation than Dante due to his greater knowledge and experience with his powers. As he does not consider firearms as true weapons, he manifests Summoned Swords as long-range weapons instead. Like his brother and father, Vergil is phenomenally strong, able to overpower demons much larger than himself with ease. Although, unlike his brother he relies more so on his tremendous speed and precision rather than brute force. After being corrupted by Mundus, Vergil, then known as Nelo Angelo, receives new enhancements to his powers including an increase in his strength, though his techniques seemingly lost their variety. When he jumps during his Yamato DT, wings sprout out, however he cannot glide or fly with them.

As for melee, Vergil usually uses his signature katana Yamato in battle. He utilizes a real-life sword style known as Iaijutsu, which involves immediate counter attack and then sheathing the weapon. He also uses other weapons at times, like the Beowulf and Force Edge.

Vergil is shown to be a master swordsman, striking so fast that the opponent does not realize they have been slain until he sheathes his weapon. His swordsmanship greatly rivals if not exceeds that of Dante's, as evidenced by the fact that he defeats Dante in battle thrice, exhibiting much more impressive feats of swordsmanship.[1] Therefore, he could be considered one of the the most skilled swordsman in the entire series, most likely only surpassed by his father Sparda, if at all. Dante once battled two of Sparda's apprentices and mocked Sparda's swordsmanship during the battle.

Nelo AngeloEdit

Nelo Angelo using his gauntlets and greaves

Nelo Angelo using his gauntlets and greaves

After being corrupted by Mundus, Vergil receives new enhancements to his original powers, though his techniques have less diversity than before. In addition to his vast supernatural strength, he can now fire concentrated demonic energies from his fists (though he can still use Summoned Swords), and he wields a strange black zweihänder with ease. Nelo Angelo is capable of using his own, much stronger, versions of some of Dante's attacks, making him a force to be reckoned with in Devil May Cry. However, he cannot use his Summoned Swords until his final battle with Dante, though he can use them in different formations and in much greater numbers. Nelo Angelo is also capable of imbuing his gauntlets and greaves with his demonic power, manifesting as blue flames and electricity. This can be seen in the cutscene after his first fight with Dante.



  1. Once in the Devil May Cry 3 manga, the second time in Devil May Cry 3, and the third time as Nelo Angelo in Devil May Cry.

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