Most erroneous statement ever and I'm pretty sure if we go the VS route, then the old Dante would squash Dino like a bug. DMC4's bios states "he is stronger than Sparda" at that time.
Do you know what that means? That means he literally surpassed the power that Vergil wished to obtain. Dante is like the Super Saiyan 3 of the DMC verse in his last iteration and even his DMC3 form was amazingly durable.
Dino gets owned by a pair of thumbs.
Debate over, man.
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