Dante is a mercenary in modern America dedicated to exterminating demons and other malevolent supernatural foes, a mission he follows in pursuit of those that killed his mother and corrupted his brother. He is the son of Sparda, a demon of great power that rebelled against the demon emperor and defeated his army. As a result of his demonic heritage he possesses numerous powers beyond that of any human which he uses in combination with a variety of weapons to accomplish his goals. The character was designed to fit Devil May Cry game developer Hideki Kamiya's vision of a "cool and stylish" man, and his personality was based on the titular character of manga series Cobra. The character has been well received by gamers, and has often been listed as one of video gaming's coolest characters.In the Devil May Cry games players control Dante.He got a new look in the new Devil May Cry;DmC Devil May Cry.He also appered in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3:Fate Of Two Worlds
Furthermore he's shown to be very laid back and often indifferent. He seems to be frequently in debt and never seems able to pay someone back. His favorite food is pizza and he loves a strawberry sundae (in the anime with extra strawberries).With the exception of Devil May Cry 4, Dante says the phrase 'Devils never cry'. Implying that no matter how much of a demon he may prove to be, his ability to cry makes his human side precious to him.