There's something else I noticed: While V was curious to see what holding the Sparda sword was like (and drove it into the ground in a fit of anger next to Dante's head) he ultimately ignored the arguably more powerful devil sword dante because the Yamato had somehow gained strength due to it being passed from Nero to Dante then back to Vergil.
Yo bro I wouldn't say V's references to William Blake are inspired by the reboot because the reboot didn't have many classical history allusions. Initially, I saw it that way but Stylish Nero gave me a wall of text proving otherwise.
Granted it would be funny if DmC2 had an allusion to journey to the west ;)
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