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This FAQ is about the Library in Devil May Cry 4. The Library can be
accessed from the Mission Menu. As you progress through the game more
content gets added to the library. This guide will contain the transcripts
of that content. The content ranges from item descriptions to enemy and
character information to Nero and Dante's actions (moves). Note that all
control information in the guide is for the default controls of the
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                               Table of Contents
~Items (20)
==Orb (6)
---Red Orb
---Green Orb
---White Orb
---Blue Orb
---Purple Orb
---Gold Orb
==Item (6)
---Vital Star S
---Vital Star M
---Vital Star L
---Devil Star S
---Devil Star L
---Holy Water
==Key Item (8)
---Proud Soul
---Evil Legacy
---Anima Mercury
---Rusalka Corpse 
---Wing Talisman
---Sephirothic Fruit
---Aegis Shield
---Key of Cronus
~Enemy (28(+2))
==Lesser Demons (16(+1))
---Scarecrow(Arm)
---Scarecrow(Leg)
---Mega Scarecrow
---Frost
---Assault
---Blitz
---Gladius
---Cutlass
---Basilisk
---Chimera Seed
---Chimera
---Mephisto
---Faust
---Bianco Angelo
----White Knight
---Also Angelo
---Fault
==Boss (12(+1))
---Berial
---Bael
---Dagon
---Echidna
---Agnus
---Angelo Agnus
---Angelo Credo
---The Savior
---The False Savior
---Sanctus
---Sanctus Diabolica
---Dante
----Man in Red
~Arms (10)
==Nero's Arms (3)
---Red Queen
---Blue Rose
---Yamato
==Dante's Arms (7)
---Rebellion
---Gilgamesh
---Lucifer
---Ebony&Ivory
---Coyote-A
---Pandora
---Yamato
~Other (133)
==Nero's Actions (43)
(Red Queen)
---Red Queen Combo A
---Red Queen Combo B
---Red Queen Combo C
---Red Queen Combo D
---Aerial Combo
---Roulette Spin
---Exceed
---High-Roller
---EX High-Roller
---Streak
---Streak 2
---EX Streak
---Split
---Double Down
---Calibur
---EX Calibur
---Shuffle
---EX Shuffle
(Blue Rose)
---Normal Shot(BR)
---Charge Shot(BR)
---Charge Shot 2(BR)
---Charge Shot 3(BR)
(Devil Bringer)
---Buster
---Devil Buster
---Snatch
---Devil Snatch
---Hell Bound
---Hold
(Yamato)
---Devil Trigger
---Summoned Swords
---Maximum Bet
---Showdown
(Abilities)
---Side Roll
---Table Hopper
---Table Hopper 2
---Table Hopper 3
---Kick Jump
---Speed
---Rainbow
---EX-Act
---MAX-Act
---Enemy Step
---Air Hike
==Dante's Actions (82)
(Rebellion)
---Rebellion Combo A
---Rebellion Combo B
---Helm Breaker
---High Time
---Stinger
---Stinger 2
---Million Stab
---Round Trip
(Gilgasmesh)
---Gilgamesh Combo A
---Gilgamesh Combo B
---Full House
---Draw
---Straight
---Kick 13
---Flush
(Lucifer)
---Lucifer Combo A
---Lucifer Combo B
---Lucifer Combo C
---Lucifer Combo D
---Lucifer Combo E
---Splash
---Ecstasy
---Pin-Up
(Ebony & Ivory)
---Normal Shot(E&I)
---Charge Shot(E&I)
---Charge Shot 2(E&I)
---Charge Shot 3(E&I)
(Coyote-A)
---Normal Shot(C-A)
---Charge Shot 2(C-A)
---Charge Shot 3(C-A)
(Pandora)
---PF013: Epidemic
---PF124: Hatred
---PF398: Revenge
---PF262: Jealousy
(Trickery)
---Dash
---Sky Star
---Mustang
---Flipper
---Air Trick
(Sword Master)
((Rebellion)
---Prop
---Shredder
---Aerial Rave
---Drive
---Quick Drive
---Over Drive
---Dance Macabre
((Gilgamesh)
---Shock!
---Shocking!
---Beast Uppercut
---Rising Dragon
---Divine Dragon
---Real Impact
((Lucifer))
---Discipline
---Climax
---Bondage
(Gunslinger)
((Ebony & Ivory)
---Twosome Time
---Rain Storm
---Honeycomb Fire
((Coyote-A))
---Fireworks
---Fireworks Air
---Backside
---Gun Stinger
((Pandora))
---PF594: Argument
---PF422: Grief
---PF666: Omen
(Royal Guard)
---Block
---Air Block
---Royal Block
---Release
---Air Release
---Royal Release
---Dreadnaught
(Dark Slayer)
---Slash Dimension F
---Slash Dimension C
---Yamato Combo S
---Aerial Rave V
(Abilities)
---Side Roll
---Kick Jump
---Speed
---Enemy Step
---Air Hike
---Devil Trigger
==Characters (9)
---Nero
---Dante
---Kyrie
---Credo
---Sanctus
---Agnus
---Gloria
---Trish
---Lady
==Tutorial (37)
---Move
---Gun Attack
---Jump
---Side Roll
---Melee Attack
---Melee Attack 2
---Buster
---Proud Soul
---Map
---Lock-on
---Investigate
---Kick Jump
---Sealed Doors
---Camera
---Hell Bound
---Secret Mission
---Snatch
---Exceed
---Stylish Rank
---Taunt
---Divinity Statue
---Gyro Blade
---Auto Search
---Divil Trigger
---Hold
---Chrono Slicer
---Player Change
---Style Change
---Change Gun
---Gilgamesh
---Change Sword
---Pandora
---Lucifer
---Dark Slayer
---Automatic
---Bloody Palace
---Enemy Devil Trigger

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Red Orb: A magic red stone of crystallized demon blood. Offer it to the gods
to earn new power.

Green Orb: A magic green stone of crystallized demon fluid. It returns lost
life power.

White Orb: A magic white stone of crystallized demon spirit. It revives
lost magic power.

Blue Orb: A magic blue stone of crystallized life force. It boosts one's
maximum vitality.

Blue Orb Fragment: Blue fragments of crystallized life force. Four of these
form one complete stone.

Purple Orb: A magic purple stone of crystallized magic. It boosts one's
magic power limit.

Gold Orb: A magic golden stone made through a secret process. It can restore
lost souls.

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Vital Star S: A spiritual stone made from alchemy. This slightly revitalizes
lost life power.

Vital Star M: A spiritual stone made from alchemy. This moderately revitalizes
lost life power.

Vital Star L: A spiritual stone made from alchemy. This greatly revitalizes
lost life power.

Devil Star S: A spiritual stone made using alchemy. This slightly revitalizes
lost magic power.

Devil Star L: A spiritual stone made using alchemy. This greatly revitalizes
lost magic power.

Holy Water: This holy water can fend off demons. It severely damages nearby
enemies.

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Proud Soul: Soul filled with the pride of noble blood. Indispensable when
boosting one's abilities.

Evil Legacy: A crystal holding the power of an ancient evil. It has the ability
to awaken a new power within.

Anima Mercury: An artificial soul made using alchemy.
Breathes life into the inanimate.

Rusalka Corpse: Part of a dangling feeler used by the demon Bael.
Those who take it up will find a new source of power.

Wing Talisman: A talisman made of crystallized angel wing, it can 
stimulate a divine response in specific equipment.

Sephirothic Fruit: One of Echidna's seeds. This fruit of her womb holds
the power that binds together demonic plants. 

Aegis Shield: Shield once held by Credo. Those who take it up will find
a new source of power.

Key of Cronus: Crafted of concentrated magical energies. Can manipulate
the very fabric of space and time.

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Scarecrow(Arm): A demon borne with sacks filled of Trypoxylus. These
insects are unintelligent; however, by moving as one, they bring
life to their Scarecrow-like form. Their bladed arms were once used
as executioner's blades.

Scarecrow(Leg): A demon borne with sacks filled of Trypoxylus. These
insects are unintelligent; however, by moving as one, they bring
life to their Scarecrow-like form. This Scarecrow's leg-fitted
blade grants it the ability to unleash breath-taking feats of
acrobatic violence.

Mega Scarecrow: Filled to the brim with Tryposxylus, this Scarecrow
has swollen dramatically in size, and possesses a power that clearly 
demarcates it from its other, less powerful, brethren. 

Frost: An elite demon sired by the emperor of demon-kind, Frosts are
all-purpose soldiers used in a variety of situations. Frosts encase
themselves in ice to recover their strength, but quickly destroying
their icy cacoon will end this process.

Assault: An elite demon sired by the emperor of demon-kind. Able to
burrow through the ground with its sharp claws, Assaults have varied
attack techniques. They use their shields to ward off blows, but
destroying it will render them defenseless. 

Blitz: An elite demon sired by the emperor of demon-kind. Unable
to see, it relies on its other senses to track a prey's movements,
and then attacks with ferocity. However, this occasionally leads it
to attack other demons. One should take caution to not fall victim
to its violent blows.

Gladius: A man-made demon crafted by the hands of Agnus. Magically
cross-bred between a sword and a reptile, Gladius is capable of 
transforming its entire body into a bladed weapon. But one can cause
great damage to other enemies by throwing Gladius in this form.

Cutlass: A man-made demon cross-bred from a fish and a sword by the
hand of gnus. Its dorsal fin is a sharp blade capable of cutting through
earth and stone alike, allowing a Cutlass to traverse these obstacles
unhindered. Beware its unseen attacks.

Basilisk: A horrid demon-hunting dog abomination with gun-like 
attributes crafted by the hand of Agnus. Its fiery skull can be
shot out from its body like a bullet. Possesses the ability to
regenerate a new skull out of flame. 

Chimera Seed: A seed from a demonic tree, Chimera Seeds are both
sentient and intelligent. After their creation, Chimera Seeds eek
out hosts to fulfill their parasitic desires.

Chimera: A demon sporting a sprouted Chimera Seed. It moves
unaweare that it has become host to a parasite, and attacks alongside
the Chimera Seed. Thus it is advisable to weaken the Chimera Seed with
small arms fire and then take down the host. 

Mephisto: A floating demon wrapped in a black cape of special gas
that allows it to pass through objects. Mephisto appears to its foes
as a black demon of death; however, in truth it's physical form is
nothing but a tiny coward.

Faust: While closely related to Mephisto, Faust is leagues more
intelligent and cruel. While its tiny, cowardly physical form is
unchanged, Faust's capacity for violence makes Mephisto seem like
a mere infant. Gunfire can be effective in disrupting the effects
of his magical black cloak.

White Knight: An armored demon bearing the crest of the Order of the
Sword. While the armor covers a hallow interior, destroying the
White Knight causes the expulsion of a soul-like being, leading
one to believe something else may have been in control of the
Knight.

Bianco Angelo (formerly White Knight): A man-made soldier made
from the fragment of a demon known as the "dark angel". Filled
with either a human or demonic soul, it carries out its master's
orders with mechanical precision. 

Alto Angelo: A knight turned demon via the Ascension ceremony, the
Alto Angelo has donned the armor of a Bianco Angelo to lead them
into battle. It is said that an Alto Angelo can raise the abilities
of Bianco Angelos around it.

Fault: Faults are subterranean creatures that dwell in the demonic
underworld. They can seek out the magical power of their prey, and
once found, they appear suddenly from below wrapping their victims
in darkness. The darkness within the Fault's body is often habitat 
to demonic denizens.

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Berial: A demon hailing from a cruel circle of the underworld known
as the Fire Hell. The otherworldly flames that wrap Berial's body prevents
him from falling victim to the magical machinations of others. However,
when these flames are extinguished, Berial is at a great deal of risk.

Bael: A family of demons that resemble toads. They use a gas to conceal
their bodies and sensual bait to lure prey which they swallow up.
These demons are not used to direct combat, and their huge tongues are a 
particularly weak spot.

Dagon: A demon much like a Bael, adaptation has caused it to evolve a 
different body color. This proves to be the only difference between
the two, including the particularly weak tongue. 

Echidna: Master of a forest home to many demonic mysteries, Echidna 
scatters its seed to act as hosts for further demons. She aims to create
a world where demons prosper through her plant-like progeny. Appearing to
be a dragon, Echidna takes the shape of a women wrapped in petals. 

Agnus: The cheif alchemist of the Order of the Sword, Agnus created both
the Cutlass and Gladius, and is able to control them at his will.

Angelo Agnus: The demon form of Agnus after his Ascension ceremony. With
wing-like organs attached, Angelo Agnus can call upon the numerous demons
of his pseudo-hell to do his bidding, but only at the cost of his health. 

Angelo Credo: The demon form of Credo after his Ascension ceremony. The
shield held from his left hand is meant to protect the Order and thus
exists as a symbol of Credo's faith. The shield is also capable of
repelling any form of attack.

The Savior: The most powerful demon brought forth by the Order of the 
Sword. It's exterior, ot-mistaken to be a god, holds a millennia of 
demonic matter and spirit melded together. With the blood of Sparda
and his ancient sword, it will be possible to control the savior
for the first time.

The False Savior: Completely assimilating the body of Sanctus, the False
Savior may fall short of a true god's power; however, it repulsive tenacity
means one must not let their eyes stray from it for too long. Bring forth final
judgement upon this atrocity!

Sanctus: The leader of the Order of the Sword and the one behind all
of its machinations. Surpassing the bounds of human power via Ascension
ceremony, unlike other knights, Sanctus's appearance has changed little.
However, he has gained incredible demonic power.

Sanctus Diabolica: The demon form taken by Sanctus after his Ascension
Ceremony. The ability to resonate with Spara that the ceremony gave Sanctus
is amplified, giving him power far beyond that of any normal demon, and
warping his body into a hellish visage.

Man in Red: A man wrapped in mystery, whose only confirmed act was the
assassination of His Holiness. With a sword and two guns, his skill
made a mockery of Nero. The man in red's true intentions remain 
unknown.

Dante (formerly Man in Red): Son of the legendary Sparda, the Devil
Hunter known as Dante has become a legend in his own right. With his
sword Rebellion and guns known as Ebony & Ivory by his side, many
demons have come to know Dante's incredible power during his long
career.

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Red Queen: A mechanical sword with a powerful fuel injection system.
The propellant sprayed onto the blade allows it to unleash attacks of
great power; however, the Red Queen's complex customizations mean only
Nero is capable of controlling it. 

Blue Rose: A unique, specially constructed revolver with two barrels, 
allowing two shots to be fired nearly simultaneously. A product of
Nero's own hand.

Yamato: A sword imbued with tremendous magic, it unleashes the latent
power within Nero.

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Rebellion: A memento given to Dante by his father, this large magical
blade is the physical manifestation of Dante's power.

Gilgamesh: Made of a devilish metal that absorbs organic material and
transforms it to steel, this weapon will shock and awe enemies with its
brute force.

Lucifer: This netherworldy weapon spawns countless explosive blades that
hover with the oppressiveness of impending doom.

Ebony&Ivory: Personally designed by Dante, these pistols are the weapon
of choice when rapid-fire is a necessity. 

Coyote-A: A shotgun firing buckshot, it has been modified for combat
use against demonic foes.

Pandora: A demonic weapon capable of 666 calamitous forms. It spells 
misery and disaster for countless foes.

Yamato: A katana used by Dante's brother, it is both the key to opening
the Hell Gates, and to their very destruction.


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Note for users of other systems to help find equivilent buttons:
(Y) = Melee attack button
(B) = Nero: Buster attack button
(B) = Dante: Style attack button
(A) = Jump button
(X) = Gun attack button
(RB) = Lockon
(LS) = Move

(Red Queen)

Red Queen Combo A: Four quick sword slashes. While on the ground, press
(Y)(Y)(Y)(Y)

Red Queen Combo B: Strong sword strikes that deal heavy damage to all those
who fall in their path. While on the ground, press (Y), pause, (Y), tap (Y).

Red Queen Combo C: A combo designed to damage scores of enemies. While on
the ground, press (Y), (Y), pause, tap (Y).

Red Queen Combo D: Slash away at an enemy and then drive into an enemy with
a powerful coup de grace. While on the ground, press (Y), (Y), (Y), pause, (Y).

Arial Combo: A succession of hits dealt in the air. While in mid-air, press
(Y)(Y)(Y).

Roulette Spin: Red Queen's blade spun in mid-air in a deadly show of force.
This attack will allow you to gain altitude. While in mid-air, press (Y), (Y),
pause, (Y). 

Exceed: Uses the combustion system of the Red Queen to grant the next attack
even more devastating power. 
Ex-Gauge can be charged to three power levels.

High-Roller: Launch an enemy skyward. While on the ground, hold (RB)+backwards
on the (LS)+(Y).

EX High-Roller: High Roller powered-up by the Red Queen's Exceed system.
Reolutions increase depending on the Ex-Gauge level.

Streak: A magnificent rushing attack that sweeps up surrounding enemies.
While on the ground, hold (RB)+forward on (LS)+(Y).

Streak 2: Streak attack with greatly extended range.

EX Streak: Powered by the Red Queen's Exceed system, this Streak will
never end. Revolutions increase depending on the Ex-Gauge level.

Split: A violent descending slash that slams through an enemy and slits
them right down the middle. While in midair, hold (RB)+forward on (LS)+(Y).

Double Down: The propellant ignited on the blade of the Red Queen by the
Exceed system powers the weapon downwards, eviscerating a foe.

Calibur: Streak towards your foe in mid-air and strike with a heavy blow.
While in midair, hold (RB)+backwards and then forwards on (LS)+(Y).

EX Calibur: A version of Calibur powered by the Red Queen's Exceed system. 

Shuffle: After avoiding an attack by backstepping, rush forward and counter with
a fast powerful blow. While on the ground, hold (RS)+backwards and then forwards
and then (Y). 

EX Shuffle: Powered by the Red Queen's Exceed system, this shuffle surely spells
disaster. Revolutions increase depending on the EX-Gauge level.

(Blue Rose)

Normal Shot(BR): Fires two nearly simultaneous shots thanks to the Blue Rose's
double-barrel construction.

Charge Shot(BR): By channeling the power within the Devil Bringer, these shots
slam powerfully against their target. 

Charge Shot 2(BR): Further channeling the magical energy within, these shots 
can ignite their target with deadly flames. If an enemy touches a flaming
comrade, it will be damaged.

Charge Shot 3(BR): By firing bullets brimming with power, enemies will
be overwhelmed from within by violent magical energy. After being exposed
to this magic, it will cause an explosion within a foe.

(Devil Bringer)

Buster: After grabbing an enemy with the Devil Bringer, bust them up with this
damaging throw. Throws vary according to the enemy. Press (B).

Devil Buster: When the devilish power within is released, grab an enemy with
the Devil Bringer to initiate an even more powerful technique. While in Devil
Trigger mode press (B).

Snatch: Send forth the Devil Bringer and grasp a distant enemy within its
clutches. Large or heavy enemies cannot be pulled in. Press (B).

Devil Snatch: Supernatural energy powers a Snatch that can wrap multiple
enemies within its demonic grip. Large or heavy enemies cannot be pulled in.
While in Devil Trigger mode press (B).

Hell Bound: Grab a Grim Grip to move long distances in a heartbeat.
When using the Snatch against enemies that can't be pulled, a Hell
Bound will automatically occur. 

Hold: Position a captured enemy in front of you as a demon shield to ward
off attacks. Enemies who cannot be snatched up are unable to be used as
shields. Press and hold (B).

(Yamato)

Devil Trigger: Release the power within Yamato to unleash the devil within
Nero. Depletes the D.T. Gauge.

Summoned Swords: Summon a magical blade and fling it towards a foe, piercing
the enemy through sheer force of will. While in Devil Trigger mode, press (X).

Maximum Bet: Yamato and the Red Queen combine to blow through enemies like
a powerful wind. Holding, then releasing the buttons will dramatically
increase attack strength. Press (RB)+Backwards on (LS)+(Y)+(B).

Showdown: Nero himself unleashes Yamato with an omnipotent barrage of slashes.
Press (RB)+backwards on (LS)+(Y)+(B), stand still for three seconds.

(Abilities)

Side Roll: Evade an enemy attack by rolling to the side. Hold (RB)
and press left or right on (LS)+(X).

Table Hopper: Evade an enemy attack with a slight movement of the body,
allowing for easier counter-attacks. Hold (RB) and press left or right
on (LS)+(X) right before you are about to be hit by an enemy.

Table Hopper 2: Expand the abilities of the normal Table Hopper maneuver
by further evading in any direction.

Table Hopper 3: An even more effective evasive maneuver that expands upon
what you have learned before.

Kick Jump: Jump again by pushing off a wall.

Speed: By continuing to press in the same direction while running, your
footspeed will increase. 

Rainbow: A running start ends with an incredibly sudden, devastating 
dropkick that rattles an enemy to its core.

EX-Act: Right after an attack, quickly activate Exceed to fill one part
of your Exceed gauge. Press (LT) right after attack.

MAX-Act: Right after an attack, quickly activate Exceed to max out your
Exceed gauge. Press (LT) right after attack.

Enemy Step: In mid-air use an enemy as a stepping stone to execute a double
jump.

Air Hike: Concentrate magical energy into the area under your feet to perform
a double jump that can reach higher locations.

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(Rebellion)

Rebellion Combo A: A quick succession of three slashes. While on the ground,
press (Y)(Y)(Y).

Rebellion Combo B: Damages not only the enemy in front of you
but also the enemy behind. While on the ground, press (Y), pause, (Y),(Y). 

Helm Breaker: A devastating overhead attack powerful enough
to shatter the sturdiest of armored helms of demonic skulls.
While in midair, press (Y).

High Time: A powerful attack that launches an enemy skyward.
While on the ground, hold (RD)+backwards on (LS)+(Y).

Stinger: Skewer an enemy at high speed with an attack sure to
send them flying. While on the ground hold (RB)+forward on (LS)+(Y).

Stinger 2: A powered up classic original. Level 2 has even greater
range.

Million Stab: A blinding whirlwind of stabs with enough momentum to
blast an enemy backwards. While on the ground, press (Y)(Y)(Y)...(Y)
after Stinger of Rebellion Combo B.

Round Trip: Hurl Rebellion at an enemy. The impaled blade will shred
the enemy until called back. Press, hold, and release (Y). 

(Gilgamesh)

Gilgamesh Combo A: Put foot to throat with this high-octane finisher. Any
part of this combo can be charged by holding down the attack button.
While on the ground, press (Y)(Y)(Y)(Y).

Gilgamesh Combo B: Lightning fast kicks rock an opponent with speed and fury.
Any part of this combo can be charged by holding down the attack button.
While on the ground, press (Y)(Y),pause,(Y)(Y). 

Full House: Focus upon an opponent from mid-air and dive down feet first to
send them on your full boat down the River Styx. While in midair, press (Y).

Draw: Quickly step backward and allow an enemy attack to fly harmlessly 
astray. While on the ground, press (RB)+backwards on (LS)+(B).

Straight: After retreating with a Draw, quickly leap forward with a powerful
counter-punch. While on the ground, press forward on (LS)+(B) after a Draw.

Kick 13: A dramatic display of power as you face down an enemy and unleash
a flurry of powerful kicks. Press (RB)+forward on (LS)+(Y).

Flush: Transform simple jumps into damage dealing attacks.

(Lucifer)

Lucifer Combo A: Use magic blades to pierce enemies repeatedly. This assault
of pure carnage never ends.

Lucifer Combo B: This combo lets loose a string of powerful strokes. There is
no end to this assault of pure carnage.

Lucifer Combo C: Torture enemies with a barrage of piercing blades. Time the
last press to release the finishing attack.

Lucifer Combo D: Even when surrounded on all sides, this combo will let
no harm come to you.

Lucifer Combo E: Pierce your enemies with this specialized combo!

Splash: Flip in the air and scatter the blades of lucifer around you.

Ecstasy: Trigger the detonation of the blades positioned around you. The
thrown rose is significant only in its insignificance. 

Pin-Up: Throw multiple swords and position them in the air in front of you.

(Ebony & Ivory)

Normal Shot(E&I): While lacking power, this attack is capable of rapid fire.

Charge Shot(E&I): By infusing bullets with accumulated magical energy, they
are capable of delivering even more damage.

Charge Shot 2(E&I): An attack with an increased number of magically charged
bullets.

Charge Shot 3(E&I): An attack with an increased number of magically charged
bullets.

(Coyote-A)

Normal Shot(C-A): Powerful buckshot with a devastating spread. A close range
hit will deliver incredible damage.

Charge Shot(C-A): By infusing bullets with accumulated magical energy, they
are capable of delivering even more damage.

Charge Shot 2(C-A): An attack with an increased number of magically charged
bullets.

Charge Shot 3(C-A): An attack with an increased number of magically charged
bullets.

(Pandora)

PF013: Epidemic: Transform Pandora into a bowgun capable of firing ravaging
projectiles. Successful attacks will increase the Disaster Gauge.

PF124: Hatred: Transform Pandora from a bowgun to a bazooka. Successful
attacks will increase the Disaster Gauge.

PF398: Revenge: Transform Pandora from a bazooka to a laser cannon 
capable of searing blasts. Successful attacks will increase the
Disaster Gauge.

PF262: Jealousy: Transform Pandora into a gatling gun and rain down a
hail of hot lead upon enemies. Successful attacks will increase the
Disaster Gauge. 

(Trickster)

Dash: A quick dash that allows you to deftly evade enemy attacks.

Sky Star: Use magical energy to create a mid-air platform from which you
can kick off and move horizontally.

Mustang: Close in on an enemy by dashing, then use their body as a platform
to jump into the air.

Flipper: Flip back into a safe position after being knocked off your feet
by enemy damage.

Air Trick: Aim above an enemy's head and disappear in the blink of an eye
with blindingly quick movements.

(Sword Master)

((Rebellion)

Prop: Spin Rebellion at propeller-like speeds and earn your opponent some
frequent flyer miles. While on the ground, press (B) while in Sword Master
style.

Shredder: After launching an enemy with Prop, slice and dice your foe with
the rapidly spinning blade. While on the ground, press (B) and then press
and hold (B) while in Sword Master style.

Aerial Rave: A multiple sword strike combo that deals devastating damage
to airborne enemies. While in mid-air press (B)(B)(B)(B).

Drive: A lightning quick swing of the sword that sends a powerful sword-induced
shockwave toward enemies. Great for hitting far away foes. Hold down the
button to increase the power of the attack. While on the ground, press
(RB)+backwards on (LS)+(B) while in Sword Master style. Hold (B) for a more
powerful attack.

Quick Drive: A Drive attack born from a slash. While the speed at which it is
unleashed is admirable, it does have a limiting effect on power. While on the
ground press (Y)+(B) while in Sword Master style.

Over Drive: Adds an additional two shockwaves to the Drive Attack. After
releasing drive, press (B).

Dance Macabre: Unleash a streaming barrage of sword slashes that dance around
their doomed targets with breakneck speed. Press (RB)+forward on
(LS)+(B)(B)...(B).

((Gilgamesh))

Shock!: Slam your fist into the ground and unleash a shockwave that rattles
everything in its path. Holding down the button increases the power of the
attack. While on the ground, hold (B).

Shocking!: Shock attack executed in mid-air. While in midair, press (B).

Beast Uppercut: Lunge towards an enemy and launch them into the air with
a heavyweight uppercut. Press (RB)+forward on (LS)+(B).

Rising Dragon: An uppercut infused with demonic power that rises to the
heavens in an ascent that spells certain doom. Press (RB)+forward on (LS)
and hold (B).

Divine Dragon: Filled with even greater power, this rising uppercut includes
a deadly spin, truly adding insult to devastating injury. Press (RB)+forward
on (LS) and hold (B).

Real Impact: After knocking the wind out of an enemy with a debilitating
body blow, knock the life out of them with an attack that will rattle their
ancestors. While on the ground with Gilgamesh quipped, press (RB)+back on
(LS)+(B)

((Lucifer)

Discipline: Reposition the floating blades of Lucifer that surround you.

Climax: Reposition the floating blades of Lucifer around your body.
The blades will then automatically detonate. 

Bondage: Reposition the floating blades of Lucifer to encircle an unfortunate
enemy. The blades will them pierce that spot with no remorse. While on the
ground with Lucifer equipped, press (RB)+forward on (LS)+(B)

(Gunslinger)

((Ebony and Ivory))

Twosome Time: Aim each pistol in a different direction to attack two
enemies simultaneously. After beginning the attack, (LS) will determine
the direction of fire. While on the ground with Ebony & Ivory equipped
press (B)

Rain Storm: Enter a vortex-like spin and rain hundreds of bullets upon
unsuspecting foes that are below you. In mid-air with Ebony & Ivory
equipped, press (B)

Honeycomb Fire: Turn enemies who lie ahead into honeycombs with the
sting of countless rapid-fire bullets. After executing Twosome Time,
release (LS) and tap (B)

((Coyote-A))

Fireworks: spin your shotgun around your body like a set of nunchucks,
rapidly blasting nearby foes. While on the ground with Coyote-A equipped
press (B)

Fireworks Air: A aerial display of Fireworks. While in mid-air with
Coyote-A equipped, press (B)

Backside: While Lock-On is engaged, quickly fire behind you to catch
enemies off guard. While on the ground with Coyote-A equipped, press
(RB)+back on (LS)+(B)

Gun Stinger: Ram your shotgun into an enemy and pull the trigger to
hit them with a blast of pure, concentrated buckshot. While on the
ground with Coyote-A equipped, press (RB)+forward on (LS)+(B)

((Pandora))

PF594: Argument: Transform Pandora into a mobile missile battery. Fire
a missile or fire all the missiles. Depletes the Disaster Gauge. With
Pandora equipped, press (B)

PF422: Grief: Transform Pandora into a boomerang and use it to slice
through enemies. Depletes the Disaster Gauge. While on the ground with
Pandora equipped, press (RB)+back on (LS)+(B)

PF666: Omen: Open Pandora's box and damage all surrounding enemies with
the flash of a violated taboo. Depletes the Disaster Gauge. While on the
ground with Pandora equipped, press (RB)+forward on (LS)+(B)

(Royal Guard)

Block: Minimize the damage taken from an enemy's attack, while at the
same time accumulating power with the Royal Gauge. While on the ground,
press (B)

Air Block: Minimize the damage taken from an enemy's mid-air attack, while
at the same time accumulating power within the Royal Gauge. While in mid-air,
press (B)

Royal Block: Evade an enemy's attack at the last second to avoid damage
and greatly increase the angry energy stored within the Royal Gauge. While
under enemy attack, press (B)

Release: Release all the energy stored in the Royal Gauge, and lash out at
your enemies with an explosion of dreadful power. While on the ground, press
(RB)+forward on (LS)+(B)

Air Release: Release all the energy stored in the Royal Gauge, and lash out
at airborne enemies with an explosion of dreadful power. While in mid-air,
press (RB)+forward on (LS)+(B)

Royal Release: Release all the anger stored within you as a violent damaging
counter-attack against those unfortunate enough to provoke you. While under
enemy attack, press (RB)+forward on (LS)+(B)

Dreadnaught: A mysterious technique that transforms the body into a seemingly
metallic shell impervious to enemy assault. The duration of the technique is
linked with the amount of energy stored within the Royal Gauge. While on the
ground, press (RB)+back on (LS)+(B)

(Dark Slayer)

Slash Dimension F: A swift motion of the blade that cuts through dimensional
barriers and unleashes a vortex of destruction. While on the ground, press
(RB)+forward on (LS)+(B)

Slash Dimension C: A swift motion of the blade that cuts through dimensional
barriers and unleashes a slicing cyclone with you at its origin. While on
the ground, press (RB)+back on (LS)+(B)

Yamato Combo S: A lightning quick three hit combo from the legendary blade,
Yamato. While on the ground, press (B)(B)(B)

Aerial Rave V: Two quick slashes that cut through the air. In mid-air, press
(B)(B)

(Abilities)

Side Roll: Evade an enemy attack by rolling to the side. While on the ground, 
press (RB)+sideways on (LS)+(A)

Kick Jump: Jump again by pushing off a wall. After jumping, press (A) near
a wall.

Speed: By continuing to press the same direction with the (LS), your
footspeed will increase.

Enemy Step: In mid-air, use an enemy as a stepping stone to execute a
double jump. In mid-air, press (A) near an enemy.

Air Hike: Concentrate magical energy into the area under your feet to
perform a double jump that can reach higher locations.

Devil Trigger: Unleash the demon within to transform into a fearsome
demon form.    

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Nero: Young and fiery, Nero is a member of the Holy Knights, a group
charged by the Order with the task of eliminating demon-kind. Always
ready for a fight, Nero eschews the other members of his group to carry
out his work alone. However, his innate powers have earned him the
respect of everyone.

Dante: Legendary Devil Hunter who sealed away the Demon Emperor Mundus.
Son of Sparda, the demon revered by the Order of the Sword, Dante stands
alone between demons and humanity. his mastery of close-quarter and ranged
combat has led some to believe he has surpassed his father.

Kyrie: Kind and loyal, Kyrie is trusted by everyone. She is renowned for
here musical ability, and has earned her the coveted role of songstress for
the Festival of the Blade. Having accepted Nero into her family, their
relationship can resemble that of a brother, friend and lover in one.

Credo: Credo is the Supreme General of the Holy Knights, and earned his
title due to his ability with a blade. His austere demeanor and ability
to lead his forces have made him a beloved leader and comrade. As 
Kyrie's brother, he too has accepted Nero into his family, despite the
youth's insubordination.

Sanctus: Sanctus is the infallible ruler of the Order of the Sword, and
the Vicar of Sparda. Having gained the absolute trust from his flock, he
has earned a reputation as one of the greatest leaders in the history
of the Order. He once served as Supreme General of the Holy Knights,
and is known to have a undying appetite for knowledge.

Agnus: Agnus serves as the Chief Alchemist for the Order. In charge of
development of anti-demonic technologies and arms, he is responsible for
the iconic sword used by the Holy Knights. Often a lab shut-in and prone
to stuttering, he is so rarely seen that his very existence is unknown to
some members of the Order.

Gloria: Meteorically rising to a leadership position in the Order shortly
after joining the faith, Gloria's exotic appearance and voluptuous assets
set her apart from the rest. However, her rise to the top, coupled with
her looks and ability have attracted the attention of many detractors.

Trish: A demon with a striking resemblance to Dante's mother. Once a
conspirator against Dante on behalf of Mundus, Dante's decision to save
Trish sparked her conversion to his cause, and now they work together.
  
Lady: Making her living as a Devil Hunter, her previous encounters with
Dante are long and twisted; however, the two have arrived upon a mutual
friendship. Known to force her dirty work upon her "friend", then demand
vast sums of compensation in return.

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Note: All ()'s apply to default controls of the Xbox 360.

Move: (LS)
Your character will move in the direction you press (LS). Depending on
how hard you press (LS), he will either walk or run.

Gun Attack: (X)
Repeatedly press (X) to fire your equipped gun. You can also fire
your gun while in mid-air.

Jump: (A)
Press (A) to jump. You can also evade enemy attacks by jumping.

Side Roll: While on the ground press (RS)+sideways on (LS)+(A)
By rolling sideways, you can evade an enemy's attack. When an
enemy starts attacking, roll to the side while on the ground to avoid
damage.

Melee Attack:
Red Queen Combo A - Four quick slashes. While on the ground, press (Y)(Y)(Y)(Y)
Depending on the timing and number of (Y) presses, you can unleash a
variety of devastating combos.

Melee Attack 2:
High Roller - Blast enemies into the air with an upward strike. While on the
ground, press (RB)+back on (LS)+(Y)
Perform powerful techniques by using various commands.

Buster: Press (B) near an enemy. (Can be performed in mid-air.)
You can grab an enemy with the Devil Bringer and toss them away like a 
cheap toy. Depending on your enemy, the throw will vary.

Proud Soul: Using the Proud Souls acquired upon completion of a mission
will allow you to obtain new skills. While Proud Souls must be expended
to obtain new skills, they can be returned should you decide to unlearn
these skills. Skills can be obtained on the Mission Start screen, as well
as at Divinity Statues found during missions.

Map:
<> Your Entry Point
- Other doors
Your current position is shown on the mini-map, which is displayed on the
lower-right corner of the screen. The place where you entered the room as
well as other doors are also displayed on the mini-map. If you select MAP
at the Pause Menu you can view maps of the areas you have visited so far.

Lock-on: Press (RB) to Lock-On to a target.
You can change Lock-On options at the Options Menu.

Investigate: Press (B) or (A) to examine suspicious-looking areas. Pressing
(B) or (A) near a door will allow you to enter the next area.

Kick Jump: After jumping, press (A) near a wall.
Perform a double jump off of nearby walls to reach new heights. 

Sealed Doors: During a mission, specific areas may become sealed upon
entry. Red seals are broken by defeating all of the enemies in the area.
Blue Seals are broken by solving a puzzle located within the area.

Camera: (RS)
Use (RS) to control camera position. (Note: The camera may be fixed at
times.)

Hell Bound: Lock-On to a Grim Grab while standing on a Continuum pad, then
press (RB)+(B)
Certain locations within an area contain Grim Grips. Snatch to grab a hold
of a Grim Grip and bound across an area like a bat out of hell. To engage
a distant Grim Grip, you must activate it by stepping upon the blue Continuum
Pad. There are also some Grim Grips that can be engaged without the use of a
Continuum Pad.

Secret Mission: Examining certain areas reveal the existence of secret
missions.
Completing a Secret Mission is rewarded with varied riches, and failure
is met merely with the change to challenge the mission again. Remember, 
suspicion is the precipice of enlightenment. Examine all that piques
your interest.

Snatch: Press (RS)+(B) (Can also be executed in mid-air.)
Extend the Devil Bringer to grab a distant enemy and bring them to their
reckoning.

Exceed: Press (LT) to activate the Red Queen's fuel injection system, 
igniting a special propellant along the blade that propels the next
attack to new heights of power. The Ex-Gauge allows a maximum of three
levels of power.

Stylish Rank: During battle, your Stylish Rank, which grades your
fighting skills, is displayed. Your Stylish Rank increases as you
string together magnificent attacks, but decreases if you are hit
or it your attacks are interrupted. There are 7 ranks, from D to
SSS. By increasing your Style Rank, you can receive more Proud
Souls after clearing missions.

Taunt: (<lBack)
Press (<lBack) to taunt an enemy, but be warned that the effect of 
a taunt varies depending on the foe.

Divinity Statue: By trading Red Orbs of Proud Souls, you can obtain
new items or skills.

Gyro Blade: Make a Gyro Blade slide across the ground by hitting it
with the Buster (B) while near it.
By using the power of Anima Mercury, you can move the Gyro Blades.
Moving Gyro Blades can destroy objects or damage enemies they collide
with. By striking the Gyro Blade with your sword before moving it with
the buster, you can build up energy, and release a huge destructive force!

Auto Search: After obtaining a Rusalka Corpse, entering certain areas will
cause the Devil Bringer to be tinged with glowing light. When this light
is visible, succumb to its call, and search for nearby items or secret
missions.

Devil Trigger: Press (LB) to release the demonic energy within the Yamato
and unleash the devil in Nero. You must have at least 3 levels of power
within your D.T. gauge to transform, and using this energy will deplete
your gauge as a result.

Hold: After completing a Buster, continue to hold (B)
By bringing a captured enemy close to you, you can use that enemy as a
shield against attacks. (Only enemies that can be Snatched can be used
as shields.)

Chrono Slicer: A time suspension device being researched The Order of the
Sword's technology department. The device is incomplete, and so will only
remain active for a short time. While in possession of the Key of Cronus,
press (B) near a Chrono Slicer to slow the flow of time.

Player Change: Chaning from Nero to Dante carries over your Vitality, D.T.
Gauge, Proud Souls, and all Orbs and items obtained. All Proud Souls will
be refunded and can be reused to acquire techniques specifically for Dante.

Style Change: (D-Pad) 
By pressing (D-Pad), Dante can change his fighting style on the fly. Changing
Styles will change the effect of (B) during battle. There are four styles, one
for each (Direction of the D-Pad)

Change Gun: (LT)
Press (LT) to change your long range weapon.

Gilgamesh:
Gilgamesh Combo A - While on the ground, press (Y)(Y)(Y)(Y)
Put foot to throat with this high-octane finisher. Any part of this combo
can be charged by holding down (Y). 

Change Sword: (RT)
Press (RT) to change your melee weapon.

Pandora:
PF013 Epidemic: While on the ground press (X)
Transform Pandora into a bowgun capable of firing ravaging projectiles.
Successful attacks will increase the Disaster gauge. Change the weapon's
form by entering a transformation code while holding (X).

Lucifer:
Lucifer Combo A: While on the ground, press (Y)(Y)(Y)(Y)...
Position swords around you and pierce your enemies repeatedly. There
is no end to this endless assault of pure carnage.

Dark Slayer: After obtaining Yamato, it can be used with the powerful
Dark Slayer style. To select the Dark Style style, press the button
of the currently selected style again.

Automatic: When Automatic Mode is selected, you can perform complicated
combos by simply repeatedly pressing attack buttons.

Bloody Palace: In these missions you defeat the enemies that appear, and
proceed to the lower levels. The mission ends if time runs out. By defeating
enemies, you gain more time. The higher your Style Rank goes, the more time
you receive.

Enemy Devil Trigger (In Dante Must Die Mode)

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