Disclaimer: I don't own Devil May Cry.
This is ver. 2.0 of my 1sentence claim. I wanted to use the first set to… well, I wrote it there. This set I'm going to get artistic with. Which translates to yay for run-on sentences!
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#01 – Swords
He'd hated to leave the Sparda and the Amulet behind with Trish's body, but as he'd walked off carrying the weight of vengeance on his back he'd thought the best he could hope for was his family together and at peace in death.
#02 – Sorcery
Magic was a little like computers, there were the programmers who understood how the guts of it all worked and there were the end users: Dante knew his expertise was only a little above the basic point-and-bash.
#03 – Rogue
Dante had never known what made Sparda turn traitor, but after seeing Mundus kill Trish thought he had a pretty good idea.
#04 - Parti-colored
Jester was a motley fool and he'd made fools out of all of them: Dante knew he should have killed him when he had the chance, since after all he talked so much because he had so much to hide and Jester had talked even more than he did.
#05 – Divination
It didn't take a genius to figure out Mundus was going to have some sort of plan when he finally moved to take the human world but he hadn't predicted Trish's betrayal, probably because he had wanted to believe in his mother returned to him.
#06 – Pillory
People mocked him, hated him for what he was and what he wasn't, but that was okay: he was his own worst critic.
#07 – Chant
He'd said it over and over, cut him some slack, go bug his father about whatever his father owed, his father was the start of all this business but now that this blob was claiming he was like his father he realized he was angry on his father's behalf.
#08 – Castle
This castle seemed like the sort of place his father would have felt right at home in but his father wasn't here to walk these halls: still, sometimes he felt a presence here with him, a kindly one but still his hand lingered on the hilt of Force Edge.
#09 – Brocade
He supposed that now he was an old man he should stop dressing like a young punk--he had accepted his responsibility and should act like it—but he wasn't his father and would never fill his shoes or clothes.
#10 - Priest(ess)
Matier had been there, done that: she'd fought beside his father, protected an island from the devils they worshipped and the sorcerers who wanted to steal their power, but she still looked up to him, called him Son of Sparda and he smiled cockily and knew he deserved it.
#11 - Dark Knight
Dark Knight sounded a lot better than White Knight: he might have a thing about rescuing damsels in distress (to make up for the women he'd failed) but he'd only ever wanted to ride off into the sunset with one, so the others could stop trying to hit on him.
#12 – Evocation
Another day, another mess: why did sorcerers keep summoning demons to try to gain power when it always, always ended up with them getting killed messily, sometimes by him?
#13 – Market
On the one hand it was sort of wrong to charge money for saving the world, but on the other he'd done the world a big favor and should get something but thanks were rarely forthcoming, though better coin than gold.
#14 - Ordeal by Fire
He broke Ifrit's control over his limbs in a burst of strength and then examined his new weapon: that better have been worth it.
#15 - Ordeal by Water
Whenever he thought he'd seen it all he ran into an even weirder demon: the hydra had breasts.
#16 - Dragon(fly)
When he'd devil triggered on his own, back before he'd accepted himself, he'd looked like his father, huge-ass dragonfly, more like his father than the Sparda made him look.
#17 – Giant
When Mundus revealed himself he'd been the largest thing Dante had ever seen, but then the bigger they were the harder they fell and hell but that angel had fallen.
#18 – Trickster
Later, he laughed imagining Enzo meeting Jester, that damn good actor: at some point in the conversation, Enzo would have asked, "What are you on and where can I get some?"
#19 – Dungeon
After he'd gotten back from the Underworld he'd gone back to the island so they could thank him and saw where they were keeping the 'secretaries' they had manage to capture instead of kill: the quarters were fine but the real bars were the ones Arius had placed in their heads.
#20 – Scroll
He hated scrolls: they rolled all over the damn place and you had to prop them open with stuff and inevitably the one part rendered illegible by the water ring was the important part.
#21 – Elemental
For some reason the demons he hit it off with were usually lightening demons: Nevan had hit on him, Trish had spark if not fire, he'd had fun showing off when Alastor tested him, and Griffon had honor if bad taste in masters.
#22 – Ale
He'd had a lot of fun drinking people under the table when he was a punk, you could get away with almost anything when you were 'wasted' and now he was an old punk he still loved showing off, even if Trish called him a macho idiot afterwards.
#23 – Stew
Trish was learning how to live as a human fast, but after the stew incident he'd barred her from Devil May Cry's poor excuse for a kitchen.
#24 – Staff
Enzo had been his informant, partner, but Dante had never thought of him as an employee: Trish was family, even the devil arms were liegemen instead of staff.
#25 – Lore
Legends were always 99 fiction, precious little fact so you'd have to forgive him for not really believing the one about his father.
#26 – Artifact
Arius was an idiot: a, he was trying to become a god (which never worked) and b, he hadn't noticed Dante had switched the Arcana with a goddamn trick coin.
#27 - Guild
Hunters all over the world shared information on demons, but there wasn't any governing body: a damn good thing, because it meant the ones who decided the world was better off with him dead acted alone.
#28 – Lantern
The only time he ever used his father's name was when all seemed lost: people might not believe in him but Sparda's legend lit their eyes with hope.
#29 – Chest
He kept his normal clothes in a sailor's chest at the foot of his bed and he judged how busy things were by how much dust was on the chest: if it was clean, someone had been really, really bored since he almost never opened it.
#30 – Alchemy
Demons were renowned for their cruelty but the alchemists who wrote spell books were really, really sadistic: he fucking hated having to stop midway through a spell to figure out what the hell 'red lion' was code for this time.
#31 – Potion
Potions weren't really demonic, so when he'd been a punk he'd had fun slipping things into people's drinks and watching the fireworks.
#32 – Doppelganger
Being able to summon a duplicate of himself was something he never used in public because he didn't want it to become common knowledge he had the ability, but it was damn useful for making sure the things he did didn't look stupid.
#33 – Arrow
Maybe Vergil's sword running him through had made him miss Cupid hitting him with about a dozen arrows that night on the tower, because he'd fallen for her harder than landing in Leviathan's mouth.
#34 – Map
It was probably a good thing he hadn't had any idea where he was going to end up when he was a kid, because if he'd had a map that showed him he would end up here, proud of his nature and his father's legacy, he would have damn well headed in the other direction.
#35 – Coin
He'd been here before as a kid and gotten that ice cream so he tossed another coin in the wishing well and asked for the sky.
#36 – Crusade
He'd fought the devil and his armies and he'd won a place in heaven with his family.
#37 – Witch
Nevan made him think of those sorceresses in stories who ensnared knights with their wiles and made them stay with them instead of doing knightly crap, and he knew if he let himself he would damn sure want to have marathon sex and be waited on hand and foot all the time instead of all this.
#38 – Duel
He remembered sparring with his brother long ago, wielding wooden practice swords and then having cake but there wasn't time to mourn.
#39 – Boots
He planted a boot on the fallen man's trembling chest, pointed Ivory at his terrified face and said quietly, "The next time you give the password to someone without doing a background check and I find myself working for a sorcerer, you and Ivory here will be getting to know each other, understand?"
#40 – Chalice
He knew there was something wrong when she gave him the chalice, but he wasn't her mother and it seemed like something she, like he, would have to work through herself for now.
#41 – Offering
Even though he was a god by the Vie du Marlians' faith's traditions he didn't like accepting offerings: even he wasn't that vain.
#42 – Sacrifice
Lady shouted in surprised pain and he gritted his teeth, damning Arkham and Vergil: how much blood would spill because they didn't care about sacrificing the world to get what they wanted?
#43 - Stained Glass
He executed a few flawless attacks with his new sword, so fast he was satisfied with its performance before the rainbow shards could finish falling around him.
#44 – Diadem
He'd seen a tiara set with rubies in his mother's jewelry box once and thought that if Sparda really had treated her like a Queen he wouldn't have died and left her alone.
#45 – Epic
Dante Aligheiri's The Divine Comedy was damn long, that's what it was, and the Dante in it sucked up to the Vergil, although Vergil deserved it for helping him: not like his life at all.
#46 – King
The legend said that Sparda had become a king but he'd stayed a wandering knight: Dante could understand that, freedom was better than being tied down to anything except family, and Sparda had left his family behind in the Underworld.
#47 – Servant
His devil arms had given their souls into his service and although they were demons he couldn't help but feel both proud he was worthy and obligated to be a good master.
#48 – Fae
He had no idea what type of demon the Tinkerbell ones were based on, but the real fae, the Sidhe Lords, were devils that had once walked the earth: proud, arrogant, deadly to anyone who offended their honor or was in the wrong place when they wanted some fun.
#49 – Prophecy
Nevan had said that she would treat so him nicely and though they'd just been fooling around at the time now he didn't want to leave the roof of Devil May Cry or the bench on which her warm body leaned against his.
#50 - Destiny
He'd thought he was going to die when he'd ran away the night everything shattered but he'd won, hadn't he, despite all the odds: he didn't believe in predestination but in those who had supported him.