DmC is the 5th entry in the popular Devil May Cry video game series, which has sold missions of copies worldwide. The game is a blatant promotion of the occult, New World order and Satanic agenda to twist the account of the Bible. The game’s main character is a Nephilim hybrid who battles a demonic king to save the world. While it may on its face seem to oppose the New World Order and forces evil, the game is a brazen indoctrination into the occult. DmC is just one of several high-selling video games that distort the message of the Bible and continue the preparation of society for the arrival of the Antichrist.
Dante, the game’s main character (and named as an homage to the poet Dante who penned the Divine Comedy, and specifically the poem ‘Inferno’ – the word inferno is Italian for hell), is explained in the game’s description: “Dante is the child of an angel named Eva and the demon Sparda, and seemingly hunts down other demons in the twisted shadows of Limbo City, while slowly coming to grips with his ethereal powers.” (source). In the game, he learns that a shadow figure named Mundus has killed his mother and seeks revenge. The game is filled with satanic and occult imagery as well as Illuminati symbolism.
Here is the trailer:
Anti-New World Order?
On its face the game seems to be about a battle against the New World Order and Illuminati. The villain in the game, Mundus, secretly wields all of the power in America. Through his control of international banks, he has forced debt upon corporations and politicians alike, making them his servants. He even has the President at his mercy (in the game’s opening scene he demands a trillion dollars from the President “by Friday” to which the President agrees). He monitors all of Limbo City through his CCTV camera system giving him full access to all activity and communications of all people real-time (a soon-to-be reality we explored in our article New World Order Surveillance Society – Building The All-Seeing Eye). His demon-empowered soft drinks have turned the masses into dumbed down, obese zombies.
He owns a news station which gives biased reports and information 24 hours a day. Entertainers, pop stars and celebrity athletes are mere pawns in his empire, controlled by demons to make entertainment for the world. Much of the game’s depiction matches the Illuminati conspiracies of today. Mundus is opposed by a secret society called The Order, who recruit Dante in their quest. And Dante, the game’s hero, upon learning that Mundus was responsible for his mother’s death is determined to take the evil mogul and his empire down.
While these plot points make the story seem like a simple story of good and evil, there is a much greater occult indoctrination at play.
“Symbolism is the language of the Mysteries; in fact it is the language not only of mysticism and philosophy but of all Nature, for every law and power active in universal procedure is manifested to the limited sense perceptions of man through the medium of symbol. Every form existing in the diversified sphere of being is symbolic of the divine activity by which it is produced. By symbols men have ever sought to communicate to each other those thoughts which transcend the imitations of language. Rejecting man-conceived dialects as inadequate and unworthy to perpetuate divine ideas, the Mysteries thus chose symbolism as a far more ingenious and ideal method of preserving their transcendental knowledge. In a single figure a symbol may both reveal and conceal, for to the wise the subject of the symbol is obvious, while to the ignorant the figure remains inscrutable. Hence, he who seeks to unveil the secret doctrine of antiquity must search for that doctrine not upon the open pages of books which might fall into the hands of the unworthy but in the place where it was originally concealed.” –Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages p. 38
And as [Jesus] sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. – Matthew 24:3-4.
Satanic and Illuminati imagery abound in Devil May Cry. From the opening scene Dante drinks from a drink called “666.” In scripture, the number 666 is known as the number of the Beast, another term for the Antichrist – the satanically empowered, false messiah who will rule the world for the final 3 ½ years before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. As part of his global domination, the Antichrist will establish an economic system called the Mark of the Beast, a mark that is placed in the right hand or forehead of every person on the planet. The Mark will be the only way any buying or selling of any item will be done in the world. It is described in Revelation Chapter 13:
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. – Revelation 13:16-18.
The Mark will be enforced by penalty of death. And such a system clearly requires that the Mark have the financial data of every single person and can update it real time. While such a technology was inconceivable in the first century AD when Revelation was written, in today’s society, with RFID technology it is clearly feasible (for more information on the Mark please our article “666 – The Mark of The Beast: Humanity’s Ultimate Choice”).
Here the angel statue behind Dante’s bed is positioned to subtly symbolize that he is a Nephilim hybrid:
The Nephilim were evil and a part of Satan’s plan to destroy humanity, not save it (there will be more on this below).
Two posters for the rock group ‘Combichrist’ adorn Dante’s wall. Combichrist a Norwegian heavy metal band, took its name from a “punk rock messiah” character from a comic strip written by the band’s lead singer. This comic Messiah would attack people after consuming drugs and alcohol and then come back and heal them (a blasphemous reference to Jesus Christ).
Here are some of the lyrics to their song: Sent To Destroy (a song that is featured in Devil May Cry 5):
Iron boots, we’re walking tall
With pride we’ll walk all over you
Steel grip, we’ll hold you down
On a leash, we’re coming through
Hell on ice
Hell on ice
Your God sent us to destroy
Your God sent us to destroy (source).
Note the reference to a “Divine Inferno” and recall that inferno is the Latin term for hell. Hell is praised as being divine while Heaven is referenced as “burning” in a “sacrifice”. A prior album by the group was entitled ‘Today We Are All Demons.’ What spirit is behind this music? Ephesians 2 explains the spirit that operates today in the unsaved: “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.”(Ephesians 2:1-3).
The spirit of the “prince of the power of the air” is another name for the spirit of Satan. And the point of the passage is that those who are unsaved, who have faith in Jesus Christ and no fear of God, are operating under Satanic and demonic influence.
Combichrist was very involved in the production of the soundtrack for Devil May Cry. And this is the group that the “hero” and “Savior” has on his bedroom wall. Satan desires to blur the lines between right and wrong in order to introduce confusion and sin. But God makes the distinction clear: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21). Those who follow God and seek His righteousness (which is found through faith in Jesus Christ, the true Savior) are not to mingle with the forces of evil. And calling something good that is in fact evil, is sin.
Additionally there is a mode in the game Dante can enter to called “Devil Trigger”
The ability is described by the game’s Wiki:
Devil Trigger (often abbreviated as D.T.) is a special power possessed by demons and demonic hybrids which allows them to release their full supernatural potential. While in Devil Trigger, the user will assume their true form. In this form, many of the character’s physical and magical attributes are amplified, and the character may have access to upgrades or even additions to their normal abilities like flying or hovering. (source).
Devil Trigger represents the ultimate power in the game. It is what players are told to aspire for. Rather than an enemy, it is satanic power that fuels Dante and his Nephilim demonic twin brother.
A Freemasonic checkerboard floor featured in the game:
A room with paintings of the all-seeing eye:
The Bible warns Christians to protect their mind and heart from satanic influence: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23). To those in the occult symbols carry a great power to communicate secret ideas as well as imprint an idea on the minds of the viewer. Spending countless hours playing the same game repetitively as video gamers do, is an easy way to make sure those occult images are well-ingrained.
Promotion Of The Occult
Dante’s sidekick in the game is a girl named Kat. Here is her description:
Kat is described as a spirit medium, with the ability to see and hear Limbo, able to interact with Dante wherever he may be. She uses her spray cans and stencils to create magical glyphs in the area, which serve several purposes, principal among them marking points from which Dante can escape from Limbo. (source).
The above-referenced spray cans are filled with herbs and other items Kat concocts as part of witchcraft potions that provide her with magical powers. Dante regularly uses her abilities as a medium and wiccan practitioner to help with his missions. The Bible is clear that witchcraft is a sin:
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee. – Deuteronomy 18:10-12.
Mediums communicate with demonic forces to use their “power” and this is a grave sin. Additionally the use of witchcraft or charms, are also forbidden by The Lord. But for the “good guys” in Devil May Cry and for the players of the game, these occult methods are all a part of the fight to save the world.
In describing her appearance the game wiki states: “The star tattoo on Kat’s forehead is also the location of the Third Eye, or Ajna, the brow chakra in dharmic traditions, responsible for spiritual consciousness and clarity of intuition. This plays into how Kat can see into the Limbo dimension, and otherwise see spirits, as a Medium.” The pineal gland or third eye is revered in the occult for its ability to help turn humans into god-like beings.
Christian News site Cutting Edge Ministries in their article on the Third Eye writes:
“For those who may not understand what the Third Eye is, occultists believe that a spiritual eye — called the Pineal Gland — exists right between the forehead, just waiting to be “opened” by the person achieving “higher consciousness”. The women of India depict this Third Eye by a dot in their foreheads. Occultists teach that, if a person were truly to achieve the highest degree possible in consciousness, this Third Eye would actually open physically, so all could see it. .. Albert Pike also taught the Third Eye, called Blazing Star. “… the Blazing Star [Pentagram] in our Lodges, as we have already said, represents Sirius, Anubis, or Mercury, Guardian and Guide of our Souls. Our ancient English brethren also considered it an emblem of the Sun. In the old lectures they said: ‘The Blazing Star or Glory in the centre refers us to that Grand Luminary, the Sun …the Blazing Star has been regarded as an emblem of Omniscience, or the All-seeing Eye, which to the Ancients was the Sun” [Morals and Dogma, p. 506;).” (source).
Opening the Third Eye is yet another tool of witchcraft to contact the demonic realm. And the game promotes it as a helpful in the battle against evil. This is the subtle deception of sin – while the gamer may think the game is against Satan, it is quietly promoting the many sinful methods of the occult.
Distorting God’s Word – Satan’s Agenda
Now the serpent was more [subtle] than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. – Genesis 3:1-6.
“[Satan] was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” – Jesus Christ, John 8:44.
Since the creation of humanity the Devil has used the twisting and altering of God’s Word to lure people into sin. The start of the deception of Eve in the Garden of Eden was done by simply taking part of God’s truth (God forbidding Adam and Eve from eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil) and inserting a lie (“Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? “ – when God had only forbidden one tree and given Adam and Eve free access to every other tree in the Garden). This initial twisting then led to an outright lie – that Eve would not die if she ate of the forbidden fruit, despite God already saying so. And in this modern era, the same tactics are being used. In DmC, the angellic mother of the Nephilim is named “Eva.” Rather than being seen as a rebellious, evil angel for having intimate relations with a demon, she is cast as the victim of discrimination – punished only for falling in love.
Beginning and End has detailed the Biblical account of the Nephilim, hybrid giants who terrorized humanity in the time before and after the flood. They were the offspring of rebellious, evil angels who took human women as wives:
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.- Genesis 6:1-6.
The Nephilim giants, inheriting the evil nature of their fallen angelic fathers, were Satan’s plan to corrupt the human gene pool, bring sin and evil into society and ruin the chance of the Messiah ever being born (for more on this please see our articles The Nephilim – Giants In The Bible and its sequel Bloodlines of The Nephilim – A Biblical Study). They spread so much evil on the Earth, that The Lord regretted ever creating man in the first place. They were also the reason for the global flood.
Yet in Devil may Cry 5, the Nephilim are the heroes. And rather than follow the Biblical account, Dante and his twin brother Vergil are the offspring of an angel and a demon. Demons in the Bible, also known as “unclean spirits” are evil beings that do not have bodies and wreak havoc by attacking or possessing human beings. During Jesus’ First Coming to earth, he encountered many demon possessed people. And not only did they acknowledge Him as the Son of God, they feared Him greatly:
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him. And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee. – Mark 1:23-28.
The Bible forbids any mingling with demonic spirits: “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.” (1 Corinthians 10:21). In Devil May Cry demons can be heroes or even prophets (in the case of a character named Phineas who helps Dante).
Rather than put any focus on Jesus Christ, DmC makes the Nephilim hybrid the savior of humanity. In the game, Dante and his brother are the only beings capable of defeating the demon king, Mundus. So rather than being a satanic threat to humanity, the Nephilim are the way of salvation for the world in Devil may Cry.
The Spirit Realm
In Devil May Cry Dante and his cohorts enter “limbo” a dimension where they can see and fight demons (who are invisible to normal humans). The Bible informs us that there truly is a spirit realm where angels and other spirits exist invisible to the human eye. In 2 Kings Chapter 6, Scripture provides a glimpse into its operation. At that time Syria was at war with Israel and Elisha was able to provide the King of Israel with intelligence on their enemies as he was supernaturally learning the battle plans of the Syrian forces. So Israel was able to evade defeat on several occasions. Soon the Syrian King learned that the prophet was the “spy” and sent a military detachment after him:
And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. – 2 Kings 6:12-17.
When Elisha’s servant saw the Syrian forces coming he panicked. But Elisha reassured him that they were safe by praying to God to have the servant’s eyes temporarily “opened” to see the spirit realm and that a Godly angelic force surrounded them for their protection. Interestingly this heavenly host did not fight the Syrians. Elisha prayed for God to smite the soldiers with blindness and The Lord obliged. So it is probable that the angelic defense force was there to ward off demonic or fallen angelic attack.
The point to be taken here is that God is the source of spiritual revelation. Elisha was secure through his prayers and petitions to God. In Devil May Cry witchcraft is the source of spiritual revelation time and time again. Even for the good guys. And thus evil is called good and darkness is called light.
Foreshadow Of The Antichrist?
God the Father also plays no role in the world of Devil May Cry. While there are angels mentioned, with the presumption that they are “good guys”, never once is there a mention of God, Heaven, sin, repentance or righteousness. Dante’s character is always in rebellion. He drinks, curses, fornicates, goes to strip clubs and is generally disrespectful. In fact, his main weapon, his supernatural sword, is named “Rebellion.” But yet, he is the savior of humanity. In Scripture the Antichrist will also be viewed as the savior of the world and will blaspheme God:
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. – Revelation 13:5-6.
The Antichrist, like Dante will also have supernatural powers:
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God…. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders.. – 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12.
The Antichrist will literally perform supernatural feats before humanity. And his cohort, the False Prophet will perform miracles as well in order to move the world to worship the Antichrist as a god. This “strong delusion” will be one of the greatest deceptions the world has ever suffered. And the seeds of that deception or the “mystery of iniquity” is already at work. In 1 John, the Bible identifies the spirit of antichrist:
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. – 1 John 2:18-22.
DmC denies Jesus Christ and places a Nephilim as the Savior. It promotes what God calls an abomination as good. And it twists the Bible’s words for its own purposes. As society moves farther from God, the church and the Holy Bible, it becomes easier to be lured into games such as Devil May Cry as “just entertainment” or “fun for the children.” But rather than just being simple challenges, video games today have become cinematic, with hours of scenes, dialogue and philosophies being taught in them. Here are a few other examples of games which promote the occult and sinful rebellion:
Dragon Age Origins: In this game God has turned his back on the world and heroes use witchcraft to return the world to paradise. There is a great deal of violence and explicit sex scenes which include homosexual relations. Occult techniques in the game include ” blood magic” in which players can sacrifice children, use blood for potions, have intimate relations with witches and even demons in exchange for the souls of others.
Dante’s Inferno: Another game named after the The Divine Comedy, the protagonist in this game goes into hell in order to resurrect his dead wife. It includes witchcraft, brutal violence, demons and scenes where the hero fights and kills “unbaptized babies.” One of the final missions features Satan in full frontal nudity.
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne: In this game, the hero is a high school boy who survives the apocalypse and awakens transformed into a part-demon, part-human hybrid. His newfound powers and abilities were bestowed by Satan. He uses parasites to summon demonic power in order to fight his missions. Gameplayers are required to negotiate with demonic forces in order to fight battles. Lucifer is portrayed as a friendly, benevolent angel who can be your ally, while Yahweh, the God of the Bible is a “vain, dictator” who has no compassion and is referred to as “the true enemy.” In one of the prequels, the hero’s mission is to hunt down and kill the archangels Michael and Garbiel, both righteous, holy angels in the Bible. In Nocturne the goal is to recreate the world in one where God no longer rules and all people are led by “reason.”
Additionally, in Europe, this game is entitled: Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer’s Call.
The Bible says Satan will use “any means” to deceive humanity. And pop culture has been one of the most popular means to introduce satanic ideas, the occult and rebellion against God into the minds and hearts of society. And it is not just movies, television and music. But video games as well. Do not be deceived. If you are a Christian and you play these types of games, it is time to repent. If you are not a Christian it should be clear now that there is an extensive effort to indoctrinate the gaming community into the occult. The closer you are to sin is the farther you are from God. Instead of putting faith in video games, believe the Gospel and know that eternal life and forgiveness of sins can be found in the true Messiah Jesus Christ. Your eternal fate is definitely not a game.
In our next installment we will examine the game series Assassins’ Creed.