My first impression of Patty was that she was a bit of an obnoxious brat...
But, the fact that she could hold her own in a battle of wits with Dante made me like her pretty quickly, and when I realized there was more to her than just a demanding little girl, I couldn't help liking her.
With each interaction between her and Dante, I became more and more fond of her. And I agree, the last episode gets me every time, too. The way she goes to the underworld to save Dante, the way she's crying and begging him to wake up, her undying loyalty to him (even after seeing him impaled like that) when she says to Sid, "Dante would never die at the hands of someone like you!" I mean...man! I love her conviction in that statement! Love it!
Then she cries out for him while getting attacked, and bam! There he is, with that cocky grin on his face, and she's got those big eyes going.
Patty is definitely one of those characters that grows on you.
Oh geez I couldn't stand Patty. I thought she was so annoying! Wish someone would tell her to quit whining and shut up. She did have a funny moment in "In Private" though where she was chasing the guy who was following Dante.
Listening to Patty and Dante's banter in the anime was one of the instances I actually laughed at anything in Devil May Cry...
Well---truth be told, I did find myself laughing the dialogue in the games, but that was for other reasons. >_>
In all seriousness though, Patty was a fun addition. She brought out an irritable and more human side of Dante that the games sorely lacked. Funny how saving Trish and Lady didn't really stimulate a lot of emotion, but Patty's little anguished speech when trying to pull Dante down from the cross in the last episode was actually touching to some degree.
I thought Patty was adorable. She had some powerful magic, at the end.
She's in my story, Crystal Caves. Dante and Trish (Mostly Trish) jokingly call her the "cleaning fairy".
I kinda view it as Dante got a taste of parenthood, looking after her.
Hey I like Patty too. I think she is totally cute. I love the way she interacts with Dante. (Telling him he's no good at Poker) She maybe young but dang is she feisty. I actually have her in my fanfic. She's older but she is still the same Patty.