What If…Link and Dante Switched Worlds?

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Suggested by Friendlysociopath

What would happen if Dante and Link(s) switched worlds?

Link starts with Master Sword and a regular shield + bow. Dante takes Rebellion + Ebony and Ivory.

For all intents and purposes, the Triforce of Courage and Dante’s blood act as the same thing for all plot-related aspects. Instead of gaining the souls of slain boss demons as weapons, Link will instead turn them into equipment from the Child Timeline, Adult Timeline, and the Alternate Timeline (the Oracle games) with respect to DMC 3, 1, and 4. For the events of DMC 2 Link can generate any equipment he wants so long as it obeys the previous rule. Dante can use the items if he finds them in Link’s world.

Would Dante be able to use his devil-may-care attitude to pass through the various traps of Hyrule? Will Link be able to save the world against the demon threats?

 

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28 Comments on "What If…Link and Dante Switched Worlds?"

  1. Rookie March 23, 2015 at 7:01 am -      #1

    Dante will do just fine, although Ganondorf will most likely win, while Link will die in DMC 3 (from 3:40)

  2. Ragnorke March 23, 2015 at 7:07 am -      #2

    So wait… Dante still gets all the items throughout the LoZ games that Link got right? Since many of those items are plot based.
    In which case, he roflstomps the games.

  3. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 7:11 am -      #3

    Cant Dante just go up to Ganondorf….. and put a bullet (or twelve) in his head……….?

    Or is this like a:
    Child Dante was taken in by the Great Deku Tree, kind of thing?

    Wait…. switch places in which Zelda game? All of them? What? Do you want to know what would happen if Dante was Link in EACH Zelda game?

  4. Ragnorke March 23, 2015 at 7:27 am -      #4

    “Wait…. switch places in which Zelda game? All of them? What? Do you want to know what would happen if Dante was Link in EACH Zelda game?”

    I think that’s the idea…
    I’m a tad bit confused myself.

    Eitherway i think Link gets raped in MC3.

  5. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 7:31 am -      #5

    For some reason when I started my last post I just assumed that You meant Ocarina of time, and only ocarina of time… no idea why.

    Skyward Sword
    Dante Prevents Zelda From Getting sucked into the world bellow. Ghirahim Whom is quite angry about this, goes to skyloft (if he can, not sure) where Dante decapitates him. The seal on the imprisoned breaks and it rampages around and destroys the surface world, And all the Hylians stay in Skyloft. none of the Zelda games happen.

    Minish Cap
    Dante takes part in and wins the Sword tournament, Vaati cant pull out the minish sword so he get angy and tries to anyway, Dante shoots him, end.

    Four swords
    Dante goes into the Sword shrine…. and shoots Darklink, or would that be dark Dante…. Either way dark dante is basically Vergil, Dante kills him. End

    TBC

  6. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 7:39 am -      #6

    Ocarina of time
    Child Dante? Goes to the great Deku tree Kill Gohma in record time, and actually saves the Deku Tress life.
    He then goes to visit Zelda (after murdering Navi) Where she tells him of her dream. Dante then proceeds to shoot Ganondorf. end

    Majoras mask
    Skull kid pushes Dante off his horse and steals his precious ocarina, to which, Dante shoots him, multiple times.end

    Twilight Princess
    Illia does not get captured by the… goblins? Moblins? Bokoblins? Uruks? Because Dante shoots them all. He encounters the Twilight wall but cuts the arm of the thing that tries to pull him in. He then goes through himself, where he turns into a wolf, kills all the guys on the other side and meets Midna. He breaks into hyrule castle meets Zelda yadayada, Meets light spirits, shoots zant. meets ganondorf, having found the master sword but leaving it there beacue he liked his own sword better, Dante now does not have any evils bane, Ganondorf Wrecks him, poor Dante.

    Four swords Adventures
    Dante goes into the Sword shrine…. and shoots Darklink, or would that be dark Dante…. Either way dark dante is basically Vergil, Dante kills him. End

    TBC

  7. Ragnorke March 23, 2015 at 7:40 am -      #7

    “Dante goes into the Sword shrine…. and shoots Darklink, or would that be dark Dante…. Either way dark dante is basically Vergil, Dante kills him. End”

    ^ loved this one.

  8. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 7:43 am -      #8

    WindWaker
    The giant bird snatches Dantes… sister? He the Jumps and successfully lands on the Bird, he kills the bird. Tetra and her merry band go on their way. end… she eventually gets captured and ganon gets the whole Triforce, world is doomed.

    Phantom Hourglass
    Dante Goes into the temple of the sea king an massacres everyone in the, Breaks down doors takes names, and Fights bellum, whom he cant kill without evils bane, Way to go Dante, he dies end

    Spirit tracks
    Dante decided that driving trains isn’t for him, And decideds to not do that, haven’t beaten spirit tracks, don’t know plot. end

    TBC

  9. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 7:57 am -      #9

    A link to the past
    Dante discovers his dead uncle and fueld by rage and sorrow, forgets all about Zelda and storms the entire castle and confronts Agahnim, whom he then shoots.end

    Oracle of ages
    Dante gets Awoken by din, he then proceeds to (as the kids say) strut his funky stuff. General Onox attack and Dante cleaves him cleanly in two. Twinrova are slightly annoyed about this and send more minions after Din, Dante, who was given a mission by the trifroe… his blood… whatever, Stays to protect Din, eventually he gets annoyed of the constant attacks and hunts down and kills twinrova.end

    Oracle of ages
    Dante is slightly disturbed tha impa is blue, and refuses to help her get to nayru. Veran then leaves Impa and attempts to posses Dante, Dante kills her, end

    Dantes awakening
    Dante falls in love with Marin and refuses to wake the wind fish he stays there with her until she dies of old age, he then wakes the wind fish, leavening behind nothing but memories.

    A Dante between worlds.
    Dante busts down the church door and shoots Yuga in the head. end. Without Yuga to carry out her plan Princess Hilda Gives up and ends her own life rather than watch her world crumble around her.end

    Legend of Zelda
    Dante wanders around aimlessly for a while until he finds spectacle rock, he wanders in and casually murders everything inside, Get enters Ganons chamber, once again without evils bane and dies.End

    Zelda 2
    Never really played this one either

  10. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 8:00 am -      #10

    Ive only played DMC 3 and 4 , haven’t completed either, but if link starts with just the master sword, He’s gonna have a bad time.

    “^ loved this one.”

    I try my best.

  11. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 8:18 am -      #11

    “He’s gonna have a bad time.”

    Unless the enemies in Devil may cry have a really adverse reaction to Evils Bane.

  12. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 8:25 am -      #12

    That timer REALLY needs to stop while you are editing…..grumble grumble….

    Im always slightly uncomfortable talking about Evils bane when it comes to LoZ, since its a mistranslation of Demon’s bane…. Technically Dante shouldn’t be able to handle the Master sword at all…

    M-M-M-M-M-M-MULTI POST

  13. Friendlysociopath March 23, 2015 at 8:32 am -      #13

    So wait… Dante still gets all the items throughout the LoZ games that Link got right?

    If he can work his way through the puzzles. Dante doesn’t strike me as especially bright- or at least he isn’t often portrayed that way.

  14. Nsl98 March 23, 2015 at 9:10 am -      #14

    Spirit tracks
    Dante decided that driving trains isn’t for him, And decideds to not do that, haven’t beaten spirit tracks, don’t know plot. end


    Dante would just run/ride around until he gets to Hyrule. Then, he’d see the clearly evil Cole and shoot him.

  15. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 11:05 am -      #15

    “Dante would just run/ride around until he gets to Hyrule”

    ….but train tracks dont go under water…

    “Then, he’d see the clearly evil Cole”

    Who is Cole?

    “and shoot him.”

    Having guns does seem to give him an unprecedented advantafe…

  16. Nsl98 March 23, 2015 at 11:25 am -      #16

    “….but train tracks dont go under water…”

    In ST, they do.
    —-

    “Who is Cole?”

    Main antagonist that you literally stand in front of in the first 10 minutes of the game.
    —-
    And yeah, guns and Zelda don’t mix very well…

  17. LadyRamkin March 23, 2015 at 11:37 am -      #17

    With the stupid hats?

  18. Nsl98 March 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm -      #18

    No, it literally just has Link riding around on underwater train tracks.
    —–
    A bubble of water just randomly surrounds him and he can breathe or something.

  19. PrimusxPilus March 23, 2015 at 12:51 pm -      #19

    This match’s comments made me lol

  20. Limbo Lowk March 23, 2015 at 3:04 pm -      #20

    Vergil:….. who are you? Wheres Dante.
    Link:……
    Vergil: Say something.
    Link: hut hut hut HIIIYAAAA
    Vergil: I wouldn’t have imagined anyone being more annoying then Dante so congrats.
    Link gets cut down Vergil obtain power then does whatever the hell he want. Maybe raise Nero or something.
    Hey did anyone hear anything about Dmc 5?

  21. Alpha or Omega March 23, 2015 at 4:12 pm -      #21

    Dante sets up his shop in Hyrule, only to find out that the currency is rupees. Dante kills Ganondorf stylishly with the Master Sword again and again and blows off Zelda.
    He makes quips about everything including Tingle.
    The continent, Hyrule lives through peace and prosperity again and again.
    There won’t even be a timeline split since Ganondorf doesn’t succeed in getting the Triforce.
    Dante is always bored.
    Yes, there are puzzles, but they are usually physical. Dante shows that physical puzzles are no match for his strength. The puzzle that Nero struggled with? Dante just cuts it in half. The only ones that aren’t physical are the ones that require time travel, which Dante has thanks to the environment or equipment given in scenario.
    /
    Link just travels across the world. Arkham doesn’t involve Link since Link is not Dante, and Vergil takes Dante’s other amulet without Dante being there.
    Vergil, realizing that it doesn’t work anyway, kills Arkham. Maybe Lady would be dead by Vergil. He doesn’t get his ultimate power.
    At this point, Vergil pretty much takes Dante’s place, replacing Dante’s style with his stoic behavior and own taunts.
    Vergil takes down Mundus since he isn’t weakened and has his devil trigger and Yamato. He may or may not kill Trish.
    If he kills Trish, there is an easier version of Devil May Cry 4.
    /
    With that being said, Vergil confirmed for Devil May Cry 4.

  22. Friendlysociopath March 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm -      #22

    With that being said, Vergil confirmed for Devil May Cry 4.


    I know, what a coincidence.

  23. Alpha or Omega March 23, 2015 at 4:31 pm -      #23

    “I know, what a coincidence.”
    /
    I wonder if it will be canon.
    I mean, he was given a brief cutscene in his second teaser.
    This does conflict with a few things though such as the other Nelo whatevers if Vergil’s inclusion is canon.
    Kinda wanna see his reaction to Trish and Nero.
    /
    Also, Dante is disturbed by the lack of pizza in Hyrule. He proceeds to “invent” pizza to eat pizza.
    Hylians, Zoras, and some others are amazed at what Dante invented.

  24. OriginalA March 23, 2015 at 5:32 pm -      #24

    I think there would still be a timeline split.

    Dante isn’t exactly interested in non-demon related events. Ganondorf didn’t become a demon until after Link pulls the Master Sword (which is also the event that Zelda sends Link prior to when she splits the timeline). … Then again, Dante might not be able to get that far either since the Master Sword does bad things to demons, and Dante is half-demon. So… yeah… maybe, maybe not have a split timeline.

    TP would stop Dante though. Regardless of whether or not Dante stops raid on the village, he won’t be able to stop the Twilight Realm from being overtaking Hyrule, and once that happens Dante will be reduced to a spirit form since he doesn’t have protection fro m the Triforce of Courage. …. And disregard that because of opening post equating Dante’s blood with the ToC.

    A Link Between Worlds goes horribly wrong for Hilda. Lowrule gets reck’t because Dante stops Yuga too quickly. …. Maybe, if something goes sideways during the fight with Yuga, everything turns out fine later. I’d like to bet Dante wouldn’t get hit by the “turn into painting spell” that Yuga has… but Dante has been hit by a lot of stupidly slow stuff all the time, so it could easily go as it was in the game.

    I’m not sure how Four Sword Adventure would turn out. Either it wold never get off the ground with Dante stopping whatever was happening in the intro… or Ganon wins. Ganon was using very powerful magic to seal off crucial areas, and it needed Evil’s Bane power to open the seals. The problem being that the sword needed to cut through the seals having Evil’s Bane means Dante probably can’t wield it because he is part demon, thus he wouldn’t be able to get through the seals.

    As for Link…
    Getting the early OoT items/spells + MM + TP + FSA gear for DMC3 means Vergil is fighting four invulnerable Links that have the Fierce Deity Mask…. yeah… I think Link handles DMC 3 just fine.

    DMC 1 is a bit harder for him, but he still has Magic Armor and a small Time Stop. Light Arrows help a lot though.

    DMC 4… if Link only gets the Oracle games gear then he is screwed. … but he also wouldn’t just murder the pope-guy like Dante did in front of everyone. If he gets all the gear from the Decline Timeline then he can pull off some pretty stupid bullshit (invisible, intangible, instant AoE polymorph, a lot of cool gear). but I don’t think even with all of that he could fight the Savior from outside of it. … It’s been a while since I played that game too so I’m probably forgetting other important things. That said, a lot of the cannon fodder is hilariously easy to take down because of the Seed Shooter + Tornado Seeds / Fire Seeds. Anything man-sized is going to get thrown so far away that they quickly become a non-issue or they get incinerated to ash in seconds. Those seeds are awesomely overpowered. Oh, and he can paralyze people with them too. … Maybe he can go pretty far with just the Oracles gear.

    DMC 2 has demon tanks and demon helicopters. … Link is probably going to need some massive bullshit for that one. I actually don’t remember much from this game. It’s been too long since I played it.

  25. Friendlysociopath March 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm -      #25

    And disregard that because of opening post equating Dante’s blood with the ToC.

    AHA, I admit to mainly doing that so Vergil would have a reason to fight Link (totally forgot about the blasted amulet though) and I was sure it would be useful somewhere during Dante’s spree through Link’s adventures.

    I wonder if it will be canon.

    I doubt it, more than likely they just heard the complaints that playing as Vergil in DMC3 was literally just playing as Vergil- you even still fought Vergil as Vergil. So they put a bit more work into this one.
    WHICH I CALLED IT, all these years of waiting just so I didn’t buy the game twice- I’m either a genius or a complete moron.

  26. Alpha or Omega March 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm -      #26

    @OriginalA
    Huh, I never thought about all of that.
    However, while I do agree on parts where Dante gets screwed, wouldn’t Link not be involved with DMC 3?
    Dante was kinda involved because Arkham pretty much needed his amulet and him to tire Vergil.
    Arkham doesn’t really know Link that well. I think I’m missing other reasons too.
    Though, if he is around the same area Dante was in, he would notice it I guess.
    /
    “I doubt it, more than likely they just heard the complaints that playing as Vergil in DMC3 was literally just playing as Vergil- you even still fought Vergil as Vergil. So they put a bit more work into this one.
    WHICH I CALLED IT, all these years of waiting just so I didn’t buy the game twice- I’m either a genius or a complete moron.”
    /
    @Friendlysociopath
    I think that has to do more with lazy-ness when Vergil faces Vergil.
    Meta Knightmare Ultra has something similar, where Meta Knight goes through the same levels Kirby did and destroyed his ship, but he has his own cutscenes, agenda and a different final boss.
    /
    Vergil in DMC3 had his own cutscenes as well.
    We see him interact with Arkham that takes place before Arkham talking to Dante and we see Vergil decapitating Beowolf in his mode of special edition.

  27. Friendlysociopath March 23, 2015 at 6:19 pm -      #27

    Dante was kinda involved because Arkham pretty much needed his amulet and him to tire Vergil.

    The plan is simple then, we give Link the amulet (evil grin). Go get him boys.

    Vergil in DMC3 had his own cutscenes as well.

    He had like 2 or 3, compared to Dante getting 1 every level, sometimes multiple times per level. I’m guessing/hoping there will be cutscenes for Vergil, even if they aren’t canon- it’s still nice to have.

    Although… then wouldn’t they have to make them from Trish and Lady too? They have (arguably) a far larger impact on Dante’s story than Vergil ever did.

  28. Alpha or Omega March 23, 2015 at 6:29 pm -      #28

    “I’m guessing/hoping there will be cutscenes for Vergil, even if they aren’t canon- it’s still nice to have.”
    /
    I think they will show cutscenes since we see one in the second teaser trailer.
    /
    “Although… then wouldn’t they have to make them from Trish and Lady too? They have (arguably) a far larger impact on Dante’s story than Vergil ever did.”
    /
    I think Trish had her mode, but it was entirely non-canon.
    I don’t think Lady was really impactful. Trish, I agree, but Vergil was more so.

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