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That's pretty relative since he looks plenty stylish to me, based on the fact that no one uses nunchucks in such a flashy way like that in real life. That in itself is stylish for anyone who's never seen or played Devil May Cry. His skills seem to stem from a self-taught method that he probably saw in old martial arts movies. He watches them, then copies their moves. Most likely not all of them were stylish looking but it's what he learned.No, but he is supposed to be stylish and when you look like you're just plain good vs when you look like you are quite adept I'd pick the more skilled one to come off as stylish.
Imagine, for example, that we were talking about a different skill, like riding a bike. Would he really come off that stylishly if rode around looking like he's still learning than if he was pulling off tricks? This is an exaggeration, of course, since he is obviously an experienced martial artist. Those moves are not as easy to pull off as he's making it seem, even if he's not doing it as smoothly as those they are mimicking.
Two reasons from what I can assume;That's only relative to the story, not the animation.
I think people are missing my point and focusing on some deeper truths to excuse this when it doesn't have to be defended. Clearly the weapon is meant to call back to Hong Kong martial arts movies with some specific references to Bruce Lee, who was famous for his skills with the nunchuck but was also known to be adept with both the bo staff and the chain. My point was why make it look so rigid when the source material would look so much better? Same with the capoeira. I know that they're did this to make his movements look realistic but in doing so, in taking this approach, the martial art styles they're showcasing loose part of what makes them worth showcasing. It's not not like it's a deal breaker, but it is a shame.
1.) Dante is a jack of all trades, master of none. He picks up skills but isn't a master at any of them. He just makes himself look cool enough to excuse that.
2.) He's old. He doesn't move as flowingly as he use to at, like, his early to mid 40's or so. And since they want to be more realistic, they want his movements to reflect his age I guess.